WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL.
Tbe monthly meeting of the Wairewa County Council was held at Little Biver on Tueeday. Present—Meaare J. F. Buchanan (ohairman), Jμ. Chapman, T. Thompson, W. F. Parkinson, J. O> Coop, J. C. C Gebbie and T Feather.
Correspondence was received—
Mr John Parkinson waited on the Council, asking that some improvement may be f fleeted on the back road leading to Eaituna Valley with a view to carttnu away his crop. Mr Thompson proposed that this matter be attended to.
Seconded by Mr Parkinson
The motion was negatived,
A Gazetta notioe wai received altering the hours for the closure of shops in the From the Mt. Herbert County Council enclosing a resolution by that County that tbe local bodies shsuld be empowered to strike a patriotio fund rate in lieu of tbe present system of collecting funds.
From the Petone Borough Counoil for' warding a resolution passed by that Counoil that in reference to the "War Pensions Aot, 1915," that as an aid to reoruittng the aot should be amended so that reduotion of amounts doe to the soldiers' dependants should not be liable to reduction by the Pension Boord, etc.
It was moved by Mr Parkinson that those questions being of great importance be postponed for consideration at next meeting. From the Council's solicitors, that tbe Council has no power to devote any part of its funds towards tbe looal dooior's guarantee fund.
From same re posters re motor by-laws. It was resolved that these be made and erected.
From Public Woike Department 4hat there is no funds at present available for votes to roads and bridges.
From Baglan Covnty Council, requesting that this Counoil may agree to dispense with the eervioea of single men eligible for war service.
The clerk's report was read, and it was resolved that tbe BBggestion that the required ptone at the Hill Top be obtained on Mr Montgomery's land instead of at the County quarry, and that the thanks of this Council be tendered to Mr Montgomery for his permisßion to obtain this free of oost.
The action of the olerk in having shingle carted on Streeter's road, Kinloce, in lieu of metal was approved.
The engineer's report was read as under— "Since last meeting tbe shingling has been completed of the following roads, viz, : Main road from Cooptown to Birdlings Flat rail way station, and fromEaituna to Motukarara at boundary with Springs County, Gebbie's Valley road to faot of the bill, Kaitnna Valley, from Main Road to Mr W. F. Parkinson's, Quaif's road, Okute Valley road to Barclay's bridge and Western Valley road from Little Biver to Mr Montgomery's dairy, and metal has been quarried and broken for Okute road towards Kinloch. Some repairs have also been affeoted on Boynold's road by way of ditches and culverts, etc I have inspected the Hill Top quarry and am of the opinion that as a quarry it is so far of very, little benefit, the large eurfaoe stones left there being expensive to obtain and costly to spawl. Seeing this I inspected some etone on Mr Montgomery's land almost opposite, and find they are more accessible and could
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be prepared for ih« oru-i'tier at little morf I than half the oost of those referred to in the I quarry, besides tbfre being nn exeellf-nt platform for crushing nnd curling on the blind road leading to the land. 1 have ihortforH interviewed Mr Montgomery who generously grants permission to the Council 'o obtain the stones tree ol cost, subject to the approval of bis tenant Mr Tavpnder, who baa bren writ en to on the subject, but hae not ha time to reply. Will the Council deoide which place it desires that the stones be ppawled at? On inspection I found it impracticable to quarry and break metal for Btreeter's road on Kinloch, as the work wou!d be too costly owing to the difficulty ol quarrying and napping the stone, apart from about a mile to cart them. The work can be done with ehingle from the beach a little over halt the cost, and will euifc the road better, so I have ordered the latter to be dons. The approximate ooet on enquiry of making sign boards in accordance with the Motor By.Lawa would be post, painting, etc. and then t,Vre would be the erection. The debit balance is approximately £1400."
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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 18 December 1915
WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 18 December 1915
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