Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.



Sir, — One electric installation having been for months past most nneatistaotory, I wrote twice lately to you. but both letters were held over till they would have been nseleis, and I therefore withdrew them. HaviDg failed to gain a hearing in this way, I arranged a deputation to the Lighting Committee, comprising Messrs Bell (Metro, pole) Robinson (Bruce), and myself (Ilfra* combe). Councillors Leete and Noonan were good enough to give us half an hour, in which Complaints and their remedies were discussed; certainly muoh more satiefaotority than if we had waited on the Council, and been bowed out in about three minutes with tbe nsnal intimation that our representations would be ooneidired. Cr Jjeete, S3 chairman, reported at next meeting, when, aooording to your repert, tbe Mayor said "The deputation should have waited on the Council, ac tbe committee bad no ofßoial standing " If there is one, ibis beyond doubt, it isjthe "offioial stand* ire" of all committees. In order to cope efficiently and expeditiously with tbe multi> farious matters coming before them, all public bodies sort up their numbers (according to personal fitness) to serve on com-" mittees: that these may digest details and pave time at tbe fortnightly meetings by presenting reports, with recommendations Another and serious aspect of the Mayor's alleged views is that it belittles all tbe councillors to be told that they are incapable of the simple work of meeting a deputation; and certainly Is not the to train: them towards efficiency and to take an intelligent interest in their work; Appended ia extract from a Cbristoburoh paper show ing that tbe City Counoil thus works its committees. Its advantSßes, indeed, from every point of view, are co obvious, that I prefer to think that your reporter must have misunderstood Hia « orehip.

I must not close without taking exception to Cr Leete's curt report that tbe whole Rouble as to domestic and street lighting i> due iff .shortage of water from dry weather. The members of the deputation strongly denounced this { Ml oondemnipg the Council's granting of motor power (especially tbe factory ootopns), for which the installation was never intended.—l am, etc, W. H. HBNNINO. Ex "The Press." of 9th December, 1915. "At the meeting last night of the Can"bury Automobile Association, the pro"jjeaution of motorists for "speeding" "wia diejauseed. Messrs "Clarkson, Johnston, Ofimie and James "ware appointed a deputation to wait "on the Council's By-law Committee on •■December 15th next."

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

MAYORAL PRONOUNCEMENTS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3504, 14 December 1915

Word Count

MAYORAL PRONOUNCEMENTS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3504, 14 December 1915

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.