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A meeting of this Council was held on Wednesday, Present—Hia Wor ebip the Mayor, and Ora Penlington, Mnnro, Williams, Noonan, Frederick sen, Leete, Fyfa and CanfcreH, COBUHEPONDENCE. Correspondence wait read— From Oity Eleotrieal Engineer, Christoharob, offering to test metres, etc. The letter was referred to the Lighting Committee. From Mr F. W. Armstrong Inepeotor for Fire Underwriters ni Canterbury and Westland, offering hia services as inspeotor of inetalla tiona of private bouseßi ebope and factories The letter was received. Two tenders for tbe bathe were considered, and that of Mrs Mary Wright at £2 103 for the season was aooepted. From Mr A. J. Turner, applying for a croeeing in Jolie street north to the old Metropole Hotel stables The application was referred to tbe Works otamittee. Applications for electric energy were granted to Messrs H J. Bell and Chas* Mann, and Grs Leete and Frederickaon were appointed to sign same. From Mr T. Jjewitt, enclosing cheque for balance of his eleortic account. He denied tbe statement that be bad refused to pay earn* though the charge wao illegal. l he letter was received A letter from the Akaroa Fire Brigade, to effect that Mr Ralph Walker had been appointed to tbe Fire Brigade, and requesting tbe Council to provide a box for hose in Balgueri street, to have the fire plugs noted, to make the plugs uniform so that one hydrant would do, and to provide some sulphuric aoid for the fire extinguisher. Cr Leete moved that Mr Ralph Walker's appointment be approved, and the other requests be granted. Seconded by Cr Williams and carried, WORKS COMMITTEE. Cr Fredericksen, chairman of the Works Committee, moved the adopt • tion of the following report: — "At a meeting of the Works Committee held on tbe 12th iosfc, it was resolved to grant Mr R. W. Shepherd's request to allow the Council's men to

put in a few more pipes; make a sump and cut drains leading- to same for carrying away the storm *rater at the back of "The Willowe," boarding bouse. Aβ this is on private property the owners will pay for labour and material. It was also decided to trim the bank in Smith street fronting the boarding boupe, and erect a fenoe to prevent accidents, the said fenoe to consist of poet? , two battens and a top oap. The committee also inspected the road leading to the school, and recommends that the Council erect about one chain of fencing, consisting of posts Bft 6in high, Bft apart and three rails with a turn stile at the top end of the fence. If tbe Council in tpnds to go on with the kerbing and channelling it will be necessary to procure about 50 casks of cement, or itp'tqnality in bags " Seconded by Cr Williams. Cr Munro objected to the bank up Hraith street being fenced, as tbe owner? had created tbe bank by dig digging pot foundations. It was creating a precedent. Tbe Mayor said the bank was on the Council's property, and they f< need it to save themselves. The motion wae canied, Cr Munro dissenting to tbe clause re Smith street fenoe. LIGHTING COMMITTEE Or, Leete, chairman of tbe Light ing Committee, moved the adoption of the following repoit:— "(1) That the present installation be carried on until it is definitely de oided whether o* no tbe Lake Coleridge poberae be extended to tbe Peninsula, and should such work not eventuate your committee recommends that a 50 h p. plant be installed to supplement tbe present system (2) That 50 half watt lamps be procured from Messrs Lawrence and Hanson, Wellington. (3) Be metres, your committee have no recommendation to make." Speaking on clause 1, Cr Leete said tbey had discussed the matter for

seme time. He eaid that; a 50 h.p plant woild mean a loaD, and a great deal of extra work Tbey hoped also the Lake Coleridge pobeme would come to Akaroa and solve their difficulty. Cr Monro seconded the metion, and eaid the Council should provide some supplementary plant if the Lake Coleridge scheme was net coming to Aknroa. Cr Cantrell said he agreed with Cr Munro in part, though the scheme was only a lighting one. He thought an engine should not be installed—it was too much for them altogether. The power should all be cut off. Cr Munro said he did not agree with Cr Cantrell. The power should not be out off. The revenue from the Butter Factory would pay interest and sinking tund on £1000, which could procure an engine, etc Cr Fyfe said be did not see bow they could out off all power, irons, kettles etc without warning. The Mayor said they wanted to see Lake Coleridge scheme come here. The engineer said that a 50 hp en gineer was require He said that they Phould strain every effort to get Lake Coleridge scheme If they could not get Lake Coleridge ssheme tbey should get a 50 h p. engine. A lot of people would be at a great disadvan tags if the dry weather continued. Cr Williams said be was much op posed te cutting off the power as it would mean no inducement to the Lake Coleridge scheme being brought here. Cr Munro thought tbey should con serve the light in streets. Cr Cantrell said he considered it was absurd to try and go on in dark ness as at present, Cr Munre said many houses bad every room in their house going, and wasted a great deal of light. Cr Noonan alluded to the engineer's statement that even in winter the plant was not big enough, showing that even showers of rain would not

solve tbeir difficulty. Clauses 2 and 8 were adopted, FINANCE ItEPORT. Amount received eiooe last meeting -Contribution to formirjg Smith Street £25, water supply £7 10a, electric current £23 2s Bd, rates £3 2*. dog feds 10j, electric light 3 J , total £59 7s Bd. Bank account—Electric light loan account, No. 2, or., £82 193 4d, district fund account, dr., £785 6s 3d, in band, £1 3s Bd. Accounts amounting to £75 9a 2d were passed for payment. The Mayor moved that 15s be aocepted as final payment for Mr Y. Megee's account. Seoonded by Cr Penlirjgfcon and carried. The matter of procuring cement was left in the hands of the chairman of the Works Committee. Cr Fredericksen said that a fence was required at the back of the Connoil to keep out cattle. Cr Leete moved it be left to the Works Committee to carry out. Seconded by Cr Williams and carried. Or Fredericksen alluded to the eye sore caused by dumping rubbish beyond the Borough pound Cr Munro moved the matter of a dumping ground be referred to the Works Committee to report to next meeting. .« Seconded by Cr Leete and Carried , Cr Fyfe complained of stock wan dering about the streets. NOTICE OF MOTION. Cr Fredericksen gave notice of motion to move that the Akaroa pound be abolished. The meeting then adjourned,


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

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

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