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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.

A meeting of tbe Council was held on Wednesday. Present-His Worship the Mayor, and Councillors Noonan. Fyfo, Pen lington, Monro, Williams, W H Henning and C W Leete.

Or G H Haylook made the usual declaration and took bis seat. , COnBHSirONDENeB. Inward correspondence was road:— From Returning Officer notifying tbe eteotion of of Mr G H Haylook as Councillor, From Town Clerk to effect that in the case o( tho breaches of the {water bylaw, the Magistrate bad dismissed th° osbos as the notice wav not defi nite. Mr Hunt, the aolioitor, had since been consulted, and the correct notioe as givon by him watt onolosed.

Cr Henning mored tbo adoption of tbe notice as drawn by Mr Hunt.

Seconded by Cr Noonan and carried.

Cr Haylook said that it seemed to him watering by cans took up a groat deal of water when it was aoaroo.

Cr Fjfe said some of the people used a great deal of water with oans, as they loft tbe water running into a tub. Tbe reservoir wanted wotohing or it would go down vory much, and it wan not right to let thr reservoir bn low or it was unhealthy. Or Henning said tbo etate of the reservoir was not so bad as made out. He did not consider it right to curtail the water so much whon the water was overflowing. Cr Henning's motion was enrried. From Mr G W Thomas discontinuing tho use of 7 lights in his bouse id Lavaud Bi.

The application was granted. From Public Works Department, Christ, ohuroh, asking for a statement as to amount of light and power tbo Akaroa Borough would require. They required a minimum return of £310 por annum from Akaroa and surrounding distriot.

The Mayor Baid this letter was an important one and needed a good deal of ooni sidevatien,

Cr Leete said that a canvas should be ma le of the district round the town, and tben they should hold a meeting and discuss the matter. He was pleased to see the letter as it was a definite statement.

Cr Henning said the trouble was that if they went outside the Borough they were trenching on the Akaroa County Council* ground. Cr Henning moved the letter be referred to the Lighting Committee to confer with the Akaroa County chairnnn and re part to a future meeting Seoonded by Or Munro. Cr Leete moved as an amendment that a oanvaß be made in the district round about the Borough to B«e what power and current would be required. The Mayor ruled Cr Leete's amendment as a direct negative. Cr Henning'e motion was oarrled. From Mr E E Stark, asking if the Council would like him to jot down any remarks as

to the Akaroa light plant. The Mayor moved that Mr Stark be written to and he be aßked to supply any information in his power Seconded by Cr Williams and carried Application from J A Pool for light, kettle and iron and from Akaroa Mail Office for 16 op and i horse power were reeeivpd Tbe Moyor Baid that Mr Stark had told them tbe maohine was not overlndei. beyond its oapacity and he thought this was an exbellent thing aa ooming from suon a good authority Cr Henning objected to any extra power being granted, enpealally by meter The factory had the pull of other people who bad | to pay full rates for what they did not get. An electricnl expert had said that tbe faatory had £150 worth o'lpower from tbe Council. Or Munro said that the charge |>y meter was allright. hut tbe charge should not be at the rate of 2d per unit. Tbe Mayor paid he was in favour ot grant, ing Applications for power Cr Henning said he was strongly opposed to any further taxing of the maohine: The factory was the enemy of th*» town and ran them into huge expense. They were obliged to use the Akaroa County engine at 37s per day Tbe Mayor moved the c applications be granted Seoonded by Or Williams and oaried

Cr Henning dissenting

The Akaroa Butter Fnotory wrote asking (or permission to oart coal behind tbe Akaroa Council Chambers

Cr Munro moved the letter bo referred to the Works Committee with power to aot

Seoonded by Cr Penlington and carried Notice of transfer of property from E R Narbey to Clara R Narbey was granted. ELECTRIC &IGBX. Cr Leete. chairman of tbe Lighting Committee, moved the adoption of the following report .—

1 -'Your committee beg to -report re offer of engine by Messrs Reid and Co., of Dune' Sin. and recommend inspection and all information regarding running coat per day be obtained.

3 That the plan of pipe line and intake be sent to Mr Harman, Borough eolioitor, and that application be made to tbe Road Board for permission to oross their roads." Seoonded by Cr Williams and carried. VIBE BRIGADE COMMITTEE

Cr Leete, chairman of the Fire Brigade Committee, moved the adoption of the following report:—

"Your committee beg to recommend a grant ot £5 towards tbe expenses of delegates to the United Fire Brigades' Conference at Westport." Seoonded by Or Koonan and carried.

Cr Henning aßked the chairman of the Baths Committee it he had done anything with regard t tbe Baths.

Cr Munro said he called a meeting of his committee and only one member bad turned np. Cr Williams Bent an apology, but be rroeived no word from Cr Henning. He had been down to tbe baths every day, and found everything in order. He undertook to oall his committee together, and had tried to do so.

Cr Leete said that Mrs Wright called his attention to tbe bad condition of the cocoa' nut matting. He suggested also that small gratings should be placed in the rooms to carry away the wtter.. Cr Munro said they should not hinder the children from going into the baths free. The Council was nor warranted in going in for a great deal of expense over the bathe, and he oonld see no grounds for oemplaint. He suggested making bathing areas on the beach for children.

Cr Henning said that Cr Munro was quite right in thinking ha and Cr Williams had not gone to the committee meeting as a protest at the treatment received over the report on the pound put in by Cr Munro. This report was not seoonded, and fell to tbe ground.

Further disoussion on the report of tbo pound was ruled out of order by tbe Mayor. Cr Fjfe drew attention to the need of repairing tha life buoy at the baths The Mayor moved.that the life buoy be repaired Seoonded by Cr WPliams and carried.

The Mayor moved the Baths Committee be empowered to make nfcessary repairs to the baths

Seconded by Cr Williams and carried. FINANCE BEPORT.

Amount reoeived rince last meeting— Bates £192 4s 7d, concrete crossings £4, electrio connections £1 8s 6d, drainage block 10s 6d. total £198 3s 7d

Bank account-Electrio light loan account No. 2, or , £32 193 4d; district fund account, dr.,' £1138 6s Id; in hand, £38 lis 8d '

Accounts amounting to £47 5s 2d were passed for paymjant WORKS COMMITTEE. Cr Q H Haylook was eleoted to tho Works Committee, and made chairman BMSOTMO LIQHT M.ANT Cr Leete, ohairman of the Lighting Committee, read the following report from tbe eleotrioal engineer : —

Traation engine—This has been running for a total of 62 hourß during eight days, and has generated 430 units d -ring that time at coßt of £14 7s lid, whiob works out at a fraction over 8d per unit. The oo«i Is made up as follows :—27 bags of coal at 3s 7d, £4 16* 9d; cartage, 3Jd per bag, 7s lOd; labour 7 days 6 hours at 13s 4d, £5 3s 4d; hire cf engine 8 days at 10s, £4 ; total, £14 7a lid. Cr Henning said he understood the factory got an engine. Tbe Mayor said that if it were not for the butter factory they oould do without the engine. He did not like to Bee an industry stopped, and so he had kept the crusher engine on. He Qfked thorn to deoide whether the engine should be kept on or not.

Or Henning said the Counoil engine was a big expense and only being run for tbe factory Cr Leete said that if the engine was taken off they would have to out off rll irons, power as well as tbe butter faatory It was hardly fair to talk about ibe butter factory when other fsople were using the power by day Cr Penlington said that this was tbe first night he bad seen the water in Qreham Valley so low He would have to turn bis machine by hand from now on Cr Munro moved that tho County Counoil engine bo continued until further notioe .-oconded by Cr Williams pnd carriod Tho Mayor moved tho matter of putting gravel in Cross street be left in the hands of tbe Works Committee with power to act , Seoonded by Cr Noonan a»d carried Tho meeting then teiminoted AKAROA DOMAIN BOARD. Tho annual meeting of the Domain Board was then held. Present—the same gentlemen, the Mayor in the obnir. The Mayor was re elected chairman for the ensuing year.

Messrs Henning, Munro and Leete wero appoiuted a management committee for tbe ensuing year.

Tho annual report and balance shoot was read.

An aocount of £10 for wages was passed tor payment.

The chairman said that the drought had killed the undergrowth in the wilderness

The chairman moved that Mr Jbb Rhodes' attention bo called to the fowls trespassing in the Domain.

Seconded by Mr Henning and carried The meeting then terminated.

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3521, 11 February 1916

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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3521, 11 February 1916

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