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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3501, 3 December 1915
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
The fortnightly meeting of tbp Akaroa Bo'ough Council was held at 'he on Wednesday Present His Worship ths Mayor and Cminciilors—T Ppnlington, A. R Munro, W W William*, E Noonan, 0 W Lnete, U. F. FrederickseD, and I). Fyffl.
Cr leive to with • draw bis notice of motion, re the abolition of the, Akaroa Pound, , and to Rubstitutu be gave notice to to move the following motion:— "That all forraor re°o , utionß consti tuting the Akaroa pound be refcinded, and tbafc the pound be abolished " The new reguiaMons under >hp "Municipal Corporations Act, 1915," were received.
Notice of the stonemasons dispute wiiß received.
The minister of Internal Affiira for warded copies of the following 191 & Acts. "War Funds," -0036 of Liy ing," "Local Authorities," "Rating Amendment," "Auctioneers Amend meat" and "Public Health Amend <nenl^ Tbce wfre received . Mr Q. EL Buchanan, Aphbarton, wrote forwarding memorandum of transfer of,the loase of part reserve 21 from.w! H Amo-i to 0 Digby for consent by the Council. ; The consent wna graofcud. The under, seoreta>y of Publia Woike Department wroie for infor matioo re tho Survey of eleotridal scheme. The matter wag referred to the Lighting Committee. The Petone Borough Council for warded a resolution dealing with an amendment to the "War PensioDß Act, 1915," to aid recruiting, giving dependants right to the pension apart from their property or income. Cr Vinnro u aid evidently some of the wounded hud not been gat (ing justice resolution be approved wft.h clause urging a special session to amend the act de leted.
There was no seconder and the letter was received.
Mr D. McLaren, organiser of the New Zealand Patriotic Society Well ington, wrote suggesting, tbe Council nhould band over to the Patriotic Committees in their districts seriain recommendations to aid in recruiting He appended the recommendations. The letter waa received, The Defence department wrote asking the Council to issue recruiting hand books through their Patriotic Committee. The hand book gave all particulars to those enlisting and pay pensions, etc
It was decided to procure a dozen of the book 3.
The proprietor of the Hotel Metro pole applied for tbre'e crossings.
The rtquest wa-i granted. Mrs Mary Wright, caretaker of tbe batbs wrote applying for new lights, and to have the bath steps pcraped.
Tbe letter was referred to the Baths Committee.
Electrical energy was granted for 8t Peter's Anglican Pari-h room, the Madeira flctel, Mr H. W. Piper, and to Mr T liewitt for three 50 op lighjt3 for the Patijocic Tea Booms on Saturday evenings. Or Leete said the light was for patriotic purposes. Mr Lane bad put in the connections free, and tbe ororganieera hoped the light w<mld be given free. He moved the applica tioo be granted free of cost until January 13r,b. Seconded , by Or Noonan and carried
It was decided to assess tbe charges for tbe St,. Peter's parish roocrf at similar rales to those of a similar
nature Cr Vangioni wrote forwarding bis resignation to the Council. Hβ said he was sorry he bad to resign owing to business reasons. The Mayor said be was very sorry Cr VriDgiooi had resigned. Gr Van gioni hud done much to beautify the IJorougb, aud had done a great deal for oihac affairs of interest, in the Borough Hβ bad done a lot ot good, -oiid üßeful work for the Borough for many years. He moved the refignation be accepted with regret. Seconded by Cr Leete ani carried. Cr Fiedericksen, chairman of the Works Commitiee, presented the following report ; — "At the lest meeting ©f the Council it was left in my hands to procure 150 bags of ceuieut. I have arranged with Messrs T E. Taylor and Co. for that quantity at 4a Id per bag ex ship's slings Lyttelton. The con aection of Smith and Muter, streets,
authorised hy ilv Cour.cit arae time ago not to exct't'ri £5, has now bean made and appears to b> quite fafe for light wfuel h-pfiie Tiie fi;nce by , "Tbp Willows " boaniing house i* Completed. The foiurnurj baa in formed me that, he hns imnngiMl with i» Mr Mfthpr to pflint th»:- fence for tbi ?*,Eium of £2, giving if. n ipe coats This .* ip subject to Ibe npprovai. The protective fence towards th« "■ ** school ig nearly completed. A 4x2 ■ cap bevelled to a sharp ridge would givo it a better finish, but as rftili only were authorised, the Oonn i °'' ,^J Ji PP''oval will bfl necessary. This feftfiS will alpo rtqnire pointing " Tho report was adnp' erT .* Or LpufcH, chiimian of t.hf Lighting Oommittpe, rec vi■ rri"fni* rl tba*. en expprt'fi advice shnnUi b» procured to report as fo tho b«J6 way to hupple ■itnent tho Bnnmgh oi<*c rical supp'y Hβ paid thpy wiinu-d n rppo'rfc on r-hf plant., bnf tbpy wantpd a good en gineer to repnrf as to th« huyt nwnmof supplementing tbp pliiot pitii»r *n JlUOtinn SKI-*, oil pnginnen- L>ik" ''"'•- idee power. _ Mp«"»rH Hcnirig, H Iit!( finrl Hub incon waited as ft deputation upon the Lighting Oommirtpß prowling npainst the narly closing down of fche 'r; Tght. Hr told the deputation tha- it was due to tbp. phorfcsge of water, and fcbpy could not do anything. The Mayor paid the deputation '*• ohonld have on tho rauncil, up the committee bad no official *taod i !dg Anyono corning b*-fnro tbp -, OouDOil would ge* a fiir bearing. Ci" said it wat> high tim* something was they Hid not know whan Lake Coleridge power would be available. Hβ moved the adoption of the rpport. ■ fK Seconded by Or Noonan. ; The Mayor, said unless *:b©y could f, gflt more water he did not see that an engineer oould do much good. <~ Or Munro said suction gas was fib 9 cheapest way ouo of it. find be did not think the Council wsa justified in getting an engineer \ |p report The Council engineer t* i feaevf what was wanted, and be would :■ vote against the motion. j ■.* Or Williams eonsidorpd a suction ' . g* plant the only remedy. Or Leete said their engineer had .■ ■ rqcammonded getting an engineer's raport, ■ ' Jbe resolution recommending an expert opinion was lost. ' '■ FINANCE REPORT. Amount received since fast mepting .■ ' —Wharf does £42 4d, rates £5 8s ' 303, baths fees £2 11s 10d, altering electric irons 15", drainage block 10j 6d, total £51 12-. 6d. Bunk acaount - Electric light loan \ ifeoouDt No 2, or., £32 19* 4d, dis ' "li'slOOtfund account, dr., £807 18a sd, 1 hand £21 Oh Id. .N?jVAccouDtß amounting to, £52 153 53 " paaßed for payment. ' ''■M&ko report adopted . ( v *fi)t Leete a«ded if the Counoil would the road taading up to the ■ >•. jWhooK He tbousbt a tree should be ' k <T*niove(H ,> Hβ moved ibe work be v'Jijiltjme, ~ ". ' e *y of '* e 'd the "road was fonced >:'Jll™ *n.3 he did oofc think it would bp '■■Ji'jrtirih the m'onpy .ppant to widen it ac .',' rretioa wa,." witbd-awn. ■ '' ™3r Fredericksen reported in regard . to the fence errcted by the Council on Bmitb street next to the "Glfnowen" warding bou«e—That the Council hud to ohonpe bntwpen erecting a retaining wall and fill in tbe hollow or erect, a to prpvont necidents, 'be Onun oiS decider), at the rpcommpnd>>ti»n of the VVork-i Committee, to eroot; faoce. Tbe ownprH of th« propprty • ' oould only be compelled to erect » fence on the true boundary linp. which would ba at the foot of tho cutting and of no une.as a protection. 'I, Gt Munro moved the following re solution coat a legal opinion be oh tamed from Mr Martin asking—lf owners of land in the Borough cut '' ' into the bank to make a foundation .. tor building a bouse, the cutting being ,in direct line with the street and - 'leaving a bank about 10ft high, can 1- Vibe Council compel tbe owners to put .")' .'in a retaining wall to prevent the i' I ffdt'eet from slipping away? Is the ":•(, I'jtbedouncii or owners legally bound to along the bank to prevent acei ■i,'rThe mofcion was seconded by Or , \ Noonan and loot. -i j": J Or Leefee said bp did not think ; 8|jl!c! afford to wait for Lake Coleridge
power. During the lest week the power was only on 4 hours in 'he daytime, and 4bra at night. Tbp lies' offiT the.Council bad received wa« from tbe Crown Iron Works for a 28 h p. "Tangye" auction gaa engine for £800. Tbe plailfc wae losing ground every day, and something would have lo ba done. Some people said they ebould cut off the power, but the Council bad made tbe contract, and it would be bard lines to cufc them off. 1 Tbe Council -should get a plant that would supply all. The Mayor oaid things had come to a desperate crisis. Ha moved—"All i ower be cut off in a fortnight's lime pxcfpt bou.«e lighting." As to tbe ('ounci! buy ing engines it would ba a fallacy. Tbe Council could not do it.
Or Monro seconded it pro forma. He said the Council would be liahle to compensation if thf-y cut off tbe power The balance Hheefc showed a oredib balancH of £200 or £300 for the instal lation. The plant should be able to n<y interest and pinkng fund on a i ,-'.ivr £1000.
Or YV'iUftHH Bnid three months ogo h' j bud pfgaf-st.pd pupplementing the plant. By cutting tbe power off they leisen the chance of Lake Coleridge power coming to Akaroa. Vr Noonan said be was opposed to gesMng n 30b.p engine, and favoured a 50b p If all the lights in tbe town were turned on there would be no light, as tbe plant could not supply tbpra.
Or Williams wby the Council accepted applications when they conk] not supply their present con HUtnelrs
Or Laefce said they should get a SOh.p engine and get if; going within a nwk or so. The Council could sell the engine if Lake Coleridge came to Akaroa. '
The Mayor said if a gas plant would require another man to attend to it it could not be done. The Onunoil was not in a position to go into the expense. He
moved the motion with great reluct anoe. It was very bard for people who had power appliances. The light should not have gone outside tbe B rough. Or Noonan said he understood the Butter Company were putting in an enginp.
Tbe Mayor and Cr Frpdericksen supported the metion, which was lost.
Cr Noonan moved the two intakes to the electric light reservoir be attended to to stop tbe leakage
Seconded by Cr Williams and car ried. '
Cr Munro moved tbe Town Clerk wire to tbe Christcburch Agent and enquire the coat of 50 b.p. "Tangye" engine at once
Seconded by Cr Leßts and car ried.
Cr Leete moved a special meeting of tbe Counoil be held on Wednesday, December Btb, to consider the pro curing of a • Tangye" engine. Seconded by Cr Noonan and carried
It wa9 deeded to procure Xmas cards for the Council. Cr Frederickpen said residents should be more careful about tbe water used
Tbe Mayor moved the foreman in ffpecfc all tbe water taps in tbe town. Seconded by Cr Munre and car ried.
Or Lpefce moved the restrictions for the use of watering gardens be Btrictly adhered to,
Seconded by Gr Peniington and carried. . The Council then adjourned.
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3501, 3 December 1915
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