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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.

SPECIAL MEETING

A special meeting of the Council was held On Wednesday evening to consider the Borough accounts. Present—His Worship the Mayor and Ore Leete, Frederickaen, Yangioni, Munro, and Williams.

Cr Frederiokson moved the balance sheet as presented be adopted. The Mayor's signature was affixed to the balance sheet, and the meeting terminated.

ORDINARY MEETING

The ordinary meeting was then t>eld. Present—The same gentlemen, and Ors Fyfe, Oaotrell, and Fen lington.

Cr Noonan took his seat at the Council after making the customary oath.

The Mayor welcomed Or Noonao, and said he was glad to ace a younger man taking interest in local body work. They wanted the assistance of younger men.

CORRESPONDENCE.

Correspondence was read—

From Messrs Meares and Williams enclosing cheque for eleotrio light does for "The Willows' " lighting.

The Mayor said that he tbbighi in future tenants should give a guarantee from the owner of the property, that the light would be paid for.

The letter waa received.

From Messrs Anderson's Ltd., re 80 h.p. engine, forwarding a circular with a diagram of style of engine required. The price would be £875 at Lyttelton, and the engine woald be eaeily run, with one of the recent fuels which were lighter than kerosene and loss expensive. The cost of running the machine would be 8s Gd an hour,

The matter was referred to the Lighting Committee to report to noxt meeting. •

The City Engineer, Auckland, wrote re engines at Auckland both oil launch engines, one at £90 and the other £115 in Auckland. They would be fitted up with benzine tanks, etc.

This communication wan also re {erred to the Lighting Committee. The Ghristehuroh Oily Engineer wrote re metres, to effect that earns were very reliable indeed, and that charging by metres was the most satisfactory eysfcem, ', ,

The letter was referred to the Light ing Committee to report to next meeting.

Quotations were received frosfif Brown Eleatrio Co., Lawrence and Hansen, British General Electrical Co. and Turnbull and Johee for electrical material.

These quotations were referred to the Lighting Committee to report to next meeting.

From Secretary Catholic Federation re oenaerehip of cinera* films, to effect that a conference would be held in December, and asking the Council to send a delegate.

The letter was reoeived.

Two telegrams from the Defence Department were (received notifying return of two troopers one on the Tofua and the other on the Willoohra.

The. Mayor said the first one was Trooper A. Lelievre. '

From Messrs Robinson k Parkin, the Oatholio Oharoh end Mr F. S. Micbell discontinuing light. The applications were granted.

Applications for electric energy were granted t* Measre Robinson and Parkin, Beach road, and Mies Jenkins, and Ore Vangioni and Fyfo were appointed to sign dame. .

Or Yangioni,mo?ed thai Miss Kotloweki's application for a toaster stove at the usual obarge of £5 c year be granted.

Seconded bj Or Oantrell and car ried.

The Government Insurance Go. wrote re renewal of aooident insurance policy. , : ;

The policy was renewed.

From Mr B' W. Shepherd enclosing £25 for Smith Street as follows:—

"Please find enclosed £25, the ftmount offered towards cost of forming Smith Street. I would ask your Council to permit the foreman to com plete tbe arrangements for carrying tbe surface water coming from tbt Vicarage grounds into tbe drain pipes already laid down, and referred to in your letter of tbe.22nd ulfc, tbe cost of this work together with tbe pips? already laid down will be paid for. 1 would also.ask tbe Gounoil to elope the bank and erect what fence is intended, to enable a concrete surface drain to belaid down along side the buildings beneath this bank,"

Cr Fredertoksen, chairman of the Works Committee, explained the con tents of the letter. He said that Mr Shepherd was quite willing to pay for the extra piping if-the foreman super viced the work.

The Mayor said he had seen the place, and at present the pipes were only about 2 or 3 feet beyond the street, and should be lengthened. It was a fair request* The request to slope the bank was quite reasonable. He moved the matter be left in the bands of the Worka Committee to carry out Seconded by Or Vangioni and carried.

The Major said that £21 18s @d was owing for eleotric light, these a' mounts being overdue. Mr Lewitt also refused to pay full amount for his half watt lamps. There were eight defaulters in all,

Or Vangioni moved that all the defaulters be notified that unless they paid the amounts owing within a week their light would be oat off. Seconded by Or Leete.

Or Fyfe asked how the Council charged full price for half watt lamps. The Mayor said the price was al , ways charged by candle power. Cγ Vangionl's motion was carried.

WORKS COMMITTEE.

Or Frederiokson, Chairman of the' Works Committee, moved the adop tion of the following report:—

••Since last meeting the foreman has put in a concrete water trough at Mr MoNah's etockyard as authorised by the Council. Mr MoNab will now have an abandonee of water, and is very pleased with the arrangement. An inoh pipe has also been laid on to Mr Penlington's dairy. The electric light reservoir has been cleaned out, and all fittings thoroughly overhauled The concrete retaining wall in the big gully in Smith street has now been strengthened by two buttresses rein forced by iron rails, and should now be perfectly safe. The track connecting Smith and Muter streets, authorised some time ago, will be finished in a few days. A number of blooked drains have been attended to. Mr G. Haylook is offering Iβ per load for bo me of the rubbish carted off the streets, I have accepted the offer, subject to the Council's approval.' .

Seconded. by Or Penljngton and carried.

The Mayor said that the position with regard to their eleotrio light plant was becoming very Berious indeed. The engine was out of the question, as it was too costly. If they were connected with the Lake Coleridge scheme that would solve the difficulty. The Council could supply the house and street lighting, but the power was too big a tax, There was the butter factory, power for dentists, etc, which bad all been undertaken. If it was a wet summer it would be all right, but in case of dry weather they were in a quandary. Hβ thought Lake Coleridge would solve the diffl culty. The Council had put motors on wrongly, but they could hardly throw them over now. Hβ did not like cutting them off.

Or Vftngioni agreed with what his Worship had eaid. They had not given the butter factory proper notice, and must try and keep on this seasen. The best thing was not to grant power for another season, and to give notice of same now.

Or Munro said that it would be'bet ter to wait till the end of the season before giving notice.

Or Yangioni said that people wanted plenty of notice.

Or Munre said tbafc the revenue was £888 for the past half year. He thought figures should be placed before the Council showing the amonnt of expenditure.

Or Pentington said that he considered there was a great deal of waste in tbe town in lights in hotels, houses etc

J he Mayor said that bo agreed with Or Penliogton, and was sure fcbat metres would solve the difficulty

Tbe Mayor moved Or Leete be chairman of the Lighting Committee. Seconded by Or Williams and carried.

Or Leete said he wag no lighting expert. He thanked the Ors for elect ing him to the position, and would do hie best,

Ge Noonan was added to the Lighting Oommittee.

Cr Centrell aaid, in answer to the Mayor, that ho thought the lighting should go on as before, and the mat* ier could be gone into fully when the Lighting Committee gave its report to the next meeting

FINANCE KEPOET.

Amount received einoe last meeting— Eleotrio current, £21 Iβ 7d; rates, £13 8s sd; wharf dues to June, £37 15s 9d; Government subsidy, £78 18s lid; total, £149 4s Bd.

Bank account—Electric light loan aoGonnt No 2, or £32 19a 4d; district fund aooount, dr £742 4s 9d.

Acoounta amoutifcing to £101 5a 5d were passed for payment. Or Fyfe said that he thought the road up to the Anai-oa eobool gates should be widened and fenced. They all knew there had been %' fatal aoci dent there.

Or Oantrell moved the matter be left to the Worko Committee to report to next meeting.

Seconded by Or Leete and carried

Or Manro said that the Town Ol&rk had procured some looks for the baths doors. Hβ moved the Town Clerk's aotion be approved.

Seconded by Cr Fyfe and carried. The Mayor said the ladies were not at all pleased with the eystem of keeping the pavilion key at the Council Chambers. Cr Vaegioni had under taken to keep the key Also the look wanted renewing. He moved a new lock be procured, and that it be left to Or Vangionl to see that the key was returned, eto. The Mayor's motion was seconded by Or Williams end carried. Cr Fyfa asked when the Council was finishing the concrete kerbiDg and channelling to be completed from the tea rooms to the Bruce corner.

Or Frederiekeen,' chairman of the Works Committee, said that the kerb ing and channelling could be undertaken almost at once.

■Cr Leete alluded to the prevalence of the fennel especially in the south end of the town,

Cr Fyfe asked where, the road grader was the Counoil bad procured. It was never seen now.

Or Fredericksen, chairman of the Works Committee said the grader had been used by Mr Lawrence in Smith street. It was no use on metalled roads.

The meeting then terminated.

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3502, 5 November 1915

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3502, 5 November 1915

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