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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 18 December 1915
From Minister of Internal Affaire enclosing copies of recent amendments to Looa Bodies Acts.
The monthly meeting of the Okain's Bay Boad Board was held December 11th. Preeent— Messrs J B Tbacker, (obairmaD), &. T Moaon, A. W Coffin and H MoHale. The minutes of November meeting having been confirmed.
Correspondence was read from Publio Works tDepartment notifying no fresh poles would be available for road and bridge work.
From the auditor general enclosing certified copy of the Board's balanoe Fheef for the year ended, May 31st, 1915, wlvch o< ; the motion of the ohfiirmnn wbb approved
Re rate of wage 4to the Board's employees Mr Mason moved that in view of the high cost of living, the Boord p*y at the rate of 9a for 8 hours to married men, single men to remain as at present 8n for 8 hours with bonne of 6.J P"r cent while the war laat. Considerable disoussion arose as to the propriety of employing any single m?n who were eleotfhle for eprvic* at the front, It was at len , th dpoided to m»k° a nniform rate on 9s Id" 8 houra for the present, the chairman sating 'hat the County Council proposed taking the matter of looal bodies relations with their employees lully into consideration at their January meeting. The chairman reported that ha hnd em ployed the surfacemen in ranking stone kerbing at pome points in the valley road where the inner edge of the road was in* alined to break away.
Mr Morale said a finpjer poet was required at the intersection of the Cboriton and Rapu roads, and offered if the board were egreeab'e to e r eot the etme'frpe of oost to the Board This offnr was acoopted with thanks, it bein? ooneidered tbnt this action was worthy of emulation by philantbrophioally disposed members, there being many corn era which were a ouzzle to Btrancers travelling in the distriat Aooounts were passed for payment—B. Spnrr, to D oember 10th, £10 2s ; J. Harrie, £10 7s; R Robinson. £3 5«; R. Christian, 6b ; Glerb, £15; and the Board rose. Accounts amounting to £39 were passed for payment.
W. W. Williarie, E. Noonen, 0. Frederioksen, D. Fyfe, C. W. Leete, and G. 8. Cantreli.
The Town Clerk stated that owing to'a bereavement in Bis Worship the Major's family, the Mayor would not attend.
Iα the Mayor's absence Ci , Munro was voted to the chair,
Or Frederioksen mored the notion of motion standing in bis name '•That all former resolutibns oonstitut ing the Akaroa pound be resciuded, and the pound be abolished." He said the pound was in a delapidsted condition, and a considerable sum cf money would have to be spent on it to make it a legal pound as required under the Act. Most of the cattle pounded in the pound were brougb' from the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board district. There was no proper cover, the fences were out of repair, and there was not enough accommo dation.
Gr Williams seconded the motion pro forma.
Gr Penlington paid be was not in favour of nbfilishirjg the pound, ap he Council would not be able to keep be cattle off the streets.
Cr Leete said he was opposed to he motion, as there were too many entile end borsps on the streets now.
Cr Williams said he thought the Council should insist on the ranger pounding every beast he found on the streets instead of delivering them to the owners
Cr Fredericksen said before the Council could continue to uee tbe pound it would have to be repaired
The motion was put and lost
The chairman moved tbe Council's sympathy be tendered to His Worship the Mayor and Mayoress and tbeir family in tbe loss of their son at the
Seconded by Gr Williams and car ried, the councillors standing,
Mr W. H. Henning wrote as fol lows:—
"The long deferred, but greatly needed, work is again prominently brought to the front by advice just re oeived fipm the Company's manager at Ohristcbnrch: That, owing to the jetty's insufficiency, there will not be an excursion steamer hither from Lyfctelton on Anniversary Day, De oember 16th It is explained that the Maori would have been laid on, but that, as she takes troops to Wei iington in the evening, detention here from jetty troubles is too great a rfck to incur, The Maroroa will be at Lyttelton that day, but the tide will not suit for coming alongside, and no tender is available, so she also is de barred from the jetty'B shortcomings I am instructed to ask your attention to letter of 4th February, 1911, set ting ont the great disabilities experi enced by the Wahine on her visit on New Year's Day, Replying in Novem ber following, yon said that extension of tbe jetty would be considered on final payment on a loan being made early in tbe following year. It is un dersfcood that this final payment was made in June last, In view of this, I am to express the hope that the Council will take prompt action to wards so improving shipping facilities as to meet not merely present requirement;?, but also those of tbe future, bearing in mind tbe tendency of ships the world over, is constantly to grow larger and of deeper draught,"
The chairman said be did not tbink the Oounoil wns in a position to raise a loan of £2000 or £8000 while the war was on. He moved the letter be
Seconded by Cr Cantrell.
Or Fyfe said be thought the Counoil should extend the wharf and raise the height of the outer end. The Counoil would thus induce bigger ships and probably week end steamer excursions could be run.
Or Williams said be thought the Council pboald encourage larger steamers Hβ thought; a T should be added to the wbaif and the channel dredged The spoil could be used for reclamation.
Or Leete supported the extending of the wharf.
The chairman said the dredging would cost £1000. It was not a suit able time to raise a loan. He was in favour of lengthening the wharf, but not at the present time This matter had been referred to the wharves com mittee.
The letter was received
Tbe Canterbury branch of the St. John's Bed Cross Society wrote aekiog
the Council's support for tbeir funds. It was decided the matter be re ferrea to the Mayor.
Messrs Anderpon'c Ltd. wrote of fering to puppry a 21 h p. oil engine to the Council for a period of three 'nonths for £40 At the end of that wriod tbpy would pupply a new oil opinp, 30 hp , for £580 installed.
Cr Leete said , the 21 h.p. engine vould not bo powerful enough for the chy load, nnd tbey would have to use be water supply as well. He aaid he bad looked into the finance of the ystem and found the Council spent £240 out of the revenue of laet year on wiring etc. At that rate the revenue from tbe syatam would pay for a 30 'i p oil engine. He moved the Light ing Committee consider Messrs An Person's offer at a speoial meeting on Friday and a special meeting of the Council be held on Monday.
Seconded by Cr Canfcrell and car lied
Two drainage permits were granted
Tbe Underwriter's Association wrote -fating that some flimsey Japanese electric lamp shades had been im ported, and warned tbe Council against allowing them to be used
It was decided to act in accordance with tbe letter.
Mr T. Lewitt's application for die continuance of beater was granted.
Cr Frederioksen said the foreman bad inspected the taps in the Borough and tbey were all in good order. He said also the electrical intakes were made to leak on purpose.
Cr Leete moved tbe adoption of the following report of the Lighting Committee.
Be letter from Public Works Dept tbe council ib waiting for a plan of tbe intakes from tbeir engineer.
Be electric supply to Bt Peter's parish room, your Committee recommend the charge be £3 5s per anuum.
Seconded by Gr Williams and carried.
Receipts since last meeting:—Ratep, £29 0< Id ; Water Supply, £l; Drainage, £2 10a , Rent, £5 4s 6d ; Concrete crossings, £1 12s; Dog fees, etc, 11s. Total £37 17s 7d. Eleotric Light Account No. 2, Cr £82 19s District Fund Account, Dr£B237s 2d Acoounts amounting to £132 Is 8d were passed for payment.
The report was adopted.
Cr Williams moved that tbe Borough pound be put in proper order and tbe Akaroa County Council and tbe Akaroa and Wainui Road Board be asked to pay part of the cost of repairs, and the pound be used for that purpose only Seconded by Or Penliogton.
- Tbe Chairman said he thought tbe Council should shift the pound to the old Borough quarry.
He moved as an amendment that tbe matter of the ponnd be referted to tbe Reserves committee to report to the next meeting of the Gounoil.
Seconded by Cr Leote and carried, Crs Williams and Fenlington dis senting.
Or Fyfe moved that during the recess the Town Clerk and the Chairman of the Reserves Committee in epect tbe Asbburton reserves and report
Seconded by Cr Cantrell and oar ried.
Or Leete moved the Gounou offices ba closed from December 17th to January 12th.
Seconded by Or Williams and cirried.
The Council adjournod.
ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 18 December 1915
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