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ANNUAL MEETING Tha annual meeting of ratepayers was held on Saturday, Nov, 6th. There were seven ratepayer! present. On the motion of Mr E, Hay, seconded by Mr Pitoait >ly, Mr John Duxbury waa voted to the chair. Tbe minutes of tbe last annual meeting

i were read and confirmed. The certified balance sheet for the year ending 31st March, 1915, was read showing the Road Board aooonnt in credit £405 7s 9J i and wharf account £39 6s 7d. Mr Pitcaithly moved that the balance sheet as read be passed. Seconded by Mr Goodwin and carried unanimously. Mr Goodwin, in seoonding ill > motion, said tbe Board deserved a hearty vote of thanks for the way the work of the Board bad been carried on He hoped they would still further improve tbe bad I corners of the roads whioh were absolutely dangerous for motors or vet isle traffic. There had been several very narrow escapes at several of the corners, and he hoped the Board would improve rame. Tbe chairman said tho Board would consider the matter. Tbe meeting then adjourned. ORDINARY MEETING. Th? ordinary meeting was then held. Present—Messrs J. Duxbury (ohairman), J. Pitcaithly, D. Hunt, E. Hay and W. Cornwall The minutes of tbe prior meeting v. ere read and confirmed. Correspondence was read— , From Treasury, stating that subsidy amounting to £125 had been paid to Board's credit From Mr A Goodwin, drawing the Board's attention to tbe danger of collision when travelling round the comers on tbe hill part of th ■ main road, and asking tbe Board to ileal with the stoney point below the Horse Shoe Bend. From Akaroa County Council, informing Board that the Council had agreed to pay half cost of bridge in Holmes' Bay, bridge and abuttments only, if the Board was pre- ' pared to wait for payment until the County finanoes were in a better position. Mr Pitcaithly moved that ihe point suggested by Mr Goodwin, and other bad places required be done as soon as the Boatd's ' men were available Seconded by Mr Corrigall and carried, Mr Hiy explained what had been done in oonneotion with the Patriotic Carnival to be held on the Peninsula. It was proposed to run two queens, Akaroa County and Borough and Wairewa and Mount Herbert Counties, | and he hoped they would be able to raise the amount required Committees had been formed to work each bay, and he hoped they would be sucoessfol.

Mr Pitoaithly thought a rate would be far more preferable, as then some tbat were not contributing their share would be caught, Mr Hay, in reply, said tbat most ot the Road Boards had already struok their rate

for the j ear, and could not c rike a special rate for patriotic purposes without authority from the Government. Only one tender being received for Port Levy road for right to cut oecksfoot, it was resolved that fresh tenders be called for tbe right (o cut cocksfoot on tbe roads not already let, tenders to be in by next Board day. The foreman reported that during the month the men had been employed carting material and building bridge at Holmes' Bay The decking would be on du-ing next week. The chairman stated that Mr Menzies had rung him up and asked if the Board would allow him to put on labour to repair tbe roads at Menzies Bay. Resolved that the request be granted, Mr Hunt moved and Mr Hay seconded that the following accounts be prssed tor payment:— J Corrigall £1 10?, W Innes £13, B Kinghorn £3 Os 9d jarrah timber £35 18s 8d Forbes Limited £14 13* 3. A Corrigall £8 2c.

The Board then adjourned to' Saturday, December 4th.

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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 16 November 1915

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ROAD BOARDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 16 November 1915

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