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Tbe monthly meeting of the Wairewa County Counoil was held at Little River on Tuesday. ' rpsent—Messrs J. F Buchanan (chairman), J 0. Coop, T Thompson,!. C. C. Gebbie, and W. F. Parkinson. Apology. Mr T. Feather oant an apology for hie absonco. GOnREPPONDENCE. From Railway Department, re siding at Birdling's Fht to effect that the new eiding proposed by the Counoil would hardly meet wMi the requirements of the Department, and aeking the Council to meet some repre* sentative of tbe Railway Department on the ground. Members said that it had bitsn praotieally decided to k ep the siding where it ia at present, and it was resolved to inform the Department to that effe t From Messrs Meares and Wil'iama to efieot that Mr Parish had bought from Mr William Hugh Montgomery, a property consisting of 54 acres 1 rood, in the Pigeon Bay D strict, and asking for the transfer to be made in the rate roll.

From Movers arper Son and Faeooe acknowledging receipt of dozen oopies of Motor by aw. From B«me to effect that the bylaws had been approved by the Governor and were now in operations, They stated that a copy of the confirmation resolution would be forwarded in due course,

Mr Coop said notiosß should be put up at all dangerous corners, asking motors to re. duce speed. ttesolved that notice boards be put up at all corners where speed had to be reduoed; and also that notioe boards be put up at the Conniy boundaries. The olerk eaid that Mr Radford the rabbit ranger had oflW»d to look after the motor and vehicle traffii, and would be willing to hand ever all his remunerations to the war funds. Mr Radford would be able to watch the traffic at the Eaituna end. He would also be able to watch the traction engines Mr Coop moved that Mr Radford be ap , pointed inspector of motor and vechile traffic.

Seconded by Mr F. Parkinson and carried. From Officer in charge Discharged Soldier's Bureau, thanking the Counoil fpr information and suggestions sent to the department and assurance that members would help the de j partment. FromjPoot of Great Britain Ireland and Belgian Fund enclosing audited balance sheet showing receipts and disbursements. Shf oiroular also alluded to the aation of certain local bodies in not contributing to the fund. The total raised for the fuud woe ninety nine thousand pounds and of this sum seventy six thousand had been cent to the Belgians. Members deoided that the monthly quota from the Wairewa Council be continued to the Belgian fund, Council paying £11 9a 7d per month. Resolved the contributions be continued, and that the amount be paid up to the end of November.

From Canterbury Patriotic Fund re carnival to be held in the Autumn on a date to be fixed later, and details re proposed Queen contest. Some discussion ensued re disposition of of funds colleetod in the Peninsula W«r Fundp Appeal. Mr Gebbie spoke in favour of the F'enin , sula people holding the money for their own boys. Mr Parkinson paid they ahould hand over to the general committee the fund 3 collected They should take a broader view of the matter.

Mr Coop paid that at the meeting held at the Hill Top it was deoided that they ihould hold the money collected, till they saw the funds were being administered The ohair. man Baid the Canterbury Exeoutiveshould be informed of the Peninsula Committee's decision, so that the boundaries, etc., could be rearranged if possible. Mr Coop said the impression of the meeting at the Hill Top was that the Peninsula people would be willing to pay their quota. . Tenders for oattle ranger were received as follows: — ■ ■ _ Jhon Jacobs £30, P. W. March £18 ss, TW Peri £24, W. Tini £40. Mr Parkiheon moved the tender of Feter Marsh be accepted . Seconded by Mr Thompson and carried engineer's bepobi.

The engineer's report was read as to 'TbegTo report that since 18th July there has been hauled on the railway over 220 trucks of ehi- gle which baa been carted over the undermentioned roade. via ; Gebbie ■ Valley, Kaitnna Valley.-Qaalft road, Main road/Western Valley road, Okute Valley road. The railway department have reoeived £140 lor haulage and rojalty, and the oarf

ing end spreading bna cost approximately £200. It is fnr tht Council tn say whether it la desirable to oot>t<mie wilb the view to shingle the road from Little River township to Coopt , wn Daring the intervals of truohp, metal is being b'Okrn to put on the road lending to Klnlook, and it is then proposed to quarry about 500 yards at the Bill Top quarry. The Motor and Vehicular By-laws are now in fora*, and it in for the Counoil to deaide wbat steps it will take to put them into (ore*, together with controlling the Traotion Engine By-law, which in harvest time will be busy in the county. The aoconnle of the Counoil have been audited np to Sept 30th. and the usual tag attached ''that there Iβ no authority in law to deal through the books of the Council with donations from the Hospital and Charitable Aid Beard towards the Doctor's Guarantee Fnnd" The aoooant of finance is as under .-— £ s d Cr General Aeeonnt .. 33 8 9 , Lake Forsyth Account .. 708 3 II £736 12 8 Dr Coronation Library .. 9 8 5 „ Little River Riding " .. 1010 14 7 „ Kaltuna Riding ... 466 16 4 ~ Kinlock Riding .. 375 0 0 £1862 0 1 £736 12 8 Account Dr £1125 7 6 October payments .. 247 6 5 £1393 13 10 Lees paid 46 Bank, Oct.. 98 14 9 Dr £1293 19 1 Total rate eolleotable .. £2350 0 0 Total collected .. .. 374 0 0 £1876 0 0 It will be necessary to consider applications or tenders for the office of Cattle Ranger to-day which haa been looaly notified during the pant month. Also tho road plan at McQueen'* Valley whioh (has baen postpo ed from ln*-t meeting pending a report from Mr Coop Photographs of »11 the offices used by the Rind Board, and that of the present Council from January 1864 to date have been taken, and it is proposed to subscribe to eaah tbe date of its occupation and hang tht united pictures in the County offioe ac a link with the past, the eoefc of a single group of 4 is 14/6, Boms ohaff ia heeded for the bomi and to tide over the time till the harvest somewhere about 5 tone will neoosaary. I may inform you that the foreman has entered the horses for the show next Tneday, awaiting your approval.

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3506, 19 November 1915

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3506, 19 November 1915

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