WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL
A meeting of this Council was beld on-Tuesday. Present-Messrs J F, Buobanan (chairman), Jas. Chapman, T. Feather, Jas. Coop, J. C. C. Gebbie T. Thompson and W F. Parkinson, CORRESPONDENCE. Correspondence was read— From North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board re notifies tion of infectious disease in December in Little River. From Motor inspector of tbe Christ churob City Council asking for a copy of the County Bylaw. The olerk said be bad sent copies to tbe inspector, From William Barrett, Wainui, , asking if the Council would let him ' have tbe road from T. White, jr's., to tbe TeOka post office, and offering £1 for same. The olerk said he had accepted tbe obeque for same. From Mr D H LeOomte to effect that the roll be amended for the sco tion of 40 acres Western Valley wb'ioh be had sold to Messrs H. Matson & Co, He asked the olerk to notify tbe olerk of the Rabbit Board also. From Mr H Niblett saying that be would take over Wakamoa road on condition that he could get a man to help him whan be wanted one, which " would not be often. It was resolved the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board be informed that tbe Counoil would take over tbe supervision of the Wakamoa road. From Mr E Goodwin applying for lease of tbe Council Reserve at Kaituna lately occupied by Mr Blanch. From Mr R J Newton applying for house lately occupied by Mr Blanoh on same terms. The olerk said he had no notifioa tion that Mr Blanoh was not coming back. From Petone Borough Council re resolution in connection with pensions of soldiers and dependants, which was adjourned from last meeting, Tbe resolution was to effect that tbe Pen Bions Board have no power ta bring into operation the question of depen dents' property, and to be allowed to work upon the Destitute Persons' The 1 general opinion was that each man should have a pension indepen dent of bis relatives The rioh man would not take it in most oatea. It was resolved that the Counoil is in favour of the resolution, Mr Jas. Chapman dissenting, as be considered tho Pensions Board was better able to deal with individual oases
From Canterbury patriotic Fund, asking tbe Gounril to appoint a local man to. receive applications re relief in connection with tbe war. Tbe branches in towns found it difficult to find out about capes in the country. Tbe Board would be able to deal with applications from tbe country muob more expeditiously Mr Coop moved and Mr Thompson seconded tbat Mr Quealy act as correspondent for the Wairewa Council in forwarding reports to the central exeoutive. Carried; From Canterbury Patriotic Fund sending regulations under which the queen groups were being carried out It was resolved tbe regulations be banded over to Mr W H Montgomery, chairman of the Group Peninsula Queen committee. A balance sheet from tbe Belgian Belief Fund committee was received. ENGINEER'S BKr-ORT Since la°t meeting little or no labour bas b»en done for the Counoil, as all hands n«ve been away at grasß seed harvest. It was in' tended to make a start claying part of Beaob road near Devil's Knob, but as a royalty of Gd per cubio yard is demanded for the aeeeaflary clay, it was thonghfc advisable to
bring tho (matter before the Counoil, as it will require probably over 400 yards. Mr. Line will manufacture a snpply of dog collars at 9}d, being Ad in advance of last year's price and Mr Line, junior will do the register. fng on tho same conditions as last year. Notice bas been served that 10 per cent. penalty will be ebarged on all rates not paid before 20th inst and this decision would be later confirmed by the Council. There is a ▼pry muoh nt.ed Bpring well on the roadside near the S.M. Court, and it very mnoh requires a concrete basin, as tbe sewerage from the side obannell is more or less polluting it. This Is tho only real spring well adjsoent and is very useful, especially on stook sale days. Dr Balance this day £738. Not'ceo have been served on motor owners plying for hire, and one license has been taken oat, Mr 0 Fool, of Akaroa. Resolved that Mrßirdlingba paid the royalty for day. Resolved tbe tender of Mr V B Line for dog collars be accepted, and that Mr V H Line act as inspector. , Mr Gordon Buobanan wrote asking fcbo Counoil to put in a concrete box to preserve tbe spring mentioned in tbe engineer's report. ' Mr Coop proposed a concrete well be put in. a pomp put on to it, and tbe whole thing fixed up properly. Seoonded by Mr Parkinson and oarried. It was resolved tbat motor cat owners wbo have not paid theii licensea for oars ba sued. Mr Coop said tbat be thought tbe final settlement with the Akaroa County Counoil re servereace should be fixed up before March flat, 1916 Tbe Clerk said tbat tbe Akaroa County Couucil owed tbo Wairewa Counoil £93 18s id, and read the aooonnt made out by the Akaroa Counoil.
In answer to Mr Coop the clerk isaid 'be £207 10* odd for the Summit •<1 i ,U ft of £10 ; '■'!>■ > ..id f,b o c?J hi go W'M> on hu tvMraaid, iw.d not on a contract let. Mr Coop said there was only the me'ai bunging tbe thing up, and it would oh better to settle the matter. The clerk paid tbe thing was so sraili and ir would be more expensive to appoint an arbitrator. Mr Feather eaid be would like to see two chains of fencing put upon that dangerous part of Tumbledown Bay road. He considered a good wire fynoe would be quite sufficient The clerk said Mr Featber was authorised to have the matter at tended to Mr Featber said be did not under
stand that he bad been authorised. He would like to know wbat class of fence tbe Counoil would like. Mr A. G nod win, of Pigeon Bay, wrote to cffrot tbat it would be as well to delay the canvass of tbe Wairewa district.for Lake Coleridge current till after grass seeding. Accounts amounting to £91 Ha were passed for payment; It was left fn tbe chairman's bands to see Mr Tavender re metal out of * tbe reserve on the Hill Top. Mr Feather said they should repair the wall below Glynan's at Te Oka. It was a very dangerous place indeed where they bad widened the road.. It only meant shifting the fence above the wall to keep the stook going down over the wall. About three chains were required Mr Coop moved tbat as soon as *■ tbe men came baok from grass seeding g they fix op the Te Oka and Tumble down fences Seconded by Mr Parkinson and - carried. It was decided to put up a cyclone wire fence with cap rail at Tumbledown road corner. In connection with metal crushing _ at the Hill Top, Mr Chapman pointed out that the roads up the Puaha district were badly in need of metal- j ling, many of tbem being worn down | to the clay. * ' The meeting then terminated.
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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3521, 11 February 1916