AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
BOROUGH COUNCIL. ♦ The ordinary fortnightly meetiß| of the Akaroa Borough Council wa held on Wednesday evening Presen —His Worship the Mayor and Or Noonaa, Fyfe, Munro, Penlingtoa G H Haylook, Cantrell and Henning CoRBESPONDENCE. A enlarged photograph of the Penin sula boys, who loft with tbe Oiy.p/i): tbe Main Expeditionary Poroes, wai banded by Miss Jacobson for accept ance by tbe Akaroa Borough Counou i The Mayor moved the pbotograpi Ibe accepted with tbanKa and framed. Seconded by (Jr Noonaa and car ried The Mayor moved Ors Noonan anc Fyfe mgn the applications for ourrenl pot in at last Counoil meeting. Seconded by Or Haylook and oar ried ■ ■ . •• 4 letter from Mr Stark, eleptripaj advisor to the Chrietoburch Citj Counoil. was received giving his opin ion as to the Akaroa electrical acberm He coneidered tbe prices should be revised The Mayor moved that the letter be referred to the Lighting Committee to report. } Cr Henniog »aid they had aa expert down >o Akaraa reepntly, whq said that the Akiroa Butter Factory should be charged £ 150 When tbsi Akaroa County Council's Crusher, was used, it cost tbe Council- about 6d ft unit to produce tbe current, and tbe factory paid 3d a unit His Worship had pointed out at last meeting quite correctly that but for the factory they could do without tbe crusher engine He thought; tbe butter factory should be made to pay more. He aeked if the Lighting Committee had done anything in tbe matter. Or Ndonan said nothing bad been doneasfaras.be knew." "Tbe chair man of the Lighting Committee would not be present that night. ) The Mayor said it was the intefltion ' of the Lighting Committee to revise the charges before April Ist. \ Cr Munro in seoonding the motion said that they were not chargiDg. enough' for power, add tine man paiq only 16s a, year for a small moidi' ' He thought the Council had been pharg» ing too little for power, and be considered the whole system of charging should be raviae'4. '' ' * w The Mayor's motion was carried, . An application for a hawker's license was granted to Mrs Peters. "NAZOL" deals with a oold or cough in &•' only sensible way. It gees to the root of tbe trouble in tbe lungs, throat, or bead, This eoientifiio preparation is a oertala remedy tor tbe woni cold, ' ...' ;
F->m R. Mor-i to *ff ■ ttia*. a fvfc heifer of bia bud been impounded and injured herself getting out of the pound He a?kf>d the Council to pay him if thn beasr. b*d damaged herself in getting out '
The Mayor said the heist had been killed, and was cot injured at all. The letter wag racived
From Akaroa Brick Co., notice of discontinuance of use of water at fchp kiln
From Mr W. Rhode?, enclosing plans of orchard building fronting Muter Street.
Tbe plans were referred to tbe huildioga committee with power to aot.
A circular letter from the N.S.L. was received with badges, and enclosing declaration and objects to tbe Society. Tbe-Mayor said that the practice of "shouting" in particular was a bad one. He did not think it mattered if people took returned trooper?, into their homes and gave them drink in moderation. It would be a good example to tbe town if tbe whole Council took a badge. Tbo communication was received and approved. A letter from the Borough solioitnr, Mr Harman, acknowledging tbe town clerk's letter, was received.
A letter from Messrs J. Montgomery & Co. re a suction gas engine was referred to tbe Lighting Committee to report. Mr W. H. Henning applied for permission to erect a tent at Ilfracombe House;-
The application was granted WORKS COMMITTEE
Cγ Hayiock, chairman of the Works Committee, moved the adop<tion of the following report:— "The application of the Akaroa Butter Company for permission tn . cart coal round back of Council Chambers. The committee, after disbusa ing the matter, could not sea their way to grant the application, and that tbo clerk write to the Butter Company to that fffect. - Footpath in Oo«s Street—The committee advise a load or two of Rbingle from the beach-be spread on the footpath adjoining Mr McLenagban's property, and,that the foreman be authorised to put the work in band at once. The foreman re porta that the gorse grubbing on Ayhner's Valley on electric light reserve has been competed, and that tbey are now engaged repairing stop CocKs at street boundaries " Seconded by Cr Gantresl and car ried, WHARVES COMMUTES Cr Mubro, chairman of thp WharvflP Committee, moved the adoption of the following rpport : — 1 The Wharves Committee recom mends that the wharfage rate for sbeep. lambs, goats and pigs be reduced fo per fcore or part of a score; calves, 1 year and over, to be , charged 9d por hpad, thia to be con veyed to the wharfinger. 2 That the seat on the end of new wharf be painted. ' -'feeoonderl by Cr < antrell and oar ■ ried. RESERVES COMMITTEE Cr Munro, chairman of the Se serves Committee, moved the adoption of the following report : — The Reserves Committee recom mends that the pound bo put in a good state of repair, the work to be done by the foreman, and' cost, in eluding wages, not to exceed £5. " Seconded by Cr. Henning and carried.
Or Noonan, in the absence of the obairrnao o£ the Lighting Gommittpe, read the following report o£ the electrical engineer:— Traction engine—This has been running four days only pinoe last Council meeting. Water—This is g adually getting lower, and unlegs there is more rain the present average of 10 hours per day will have to be reduced considerably, as the reservoir at present is less than half full ' The Mayor eaid there wag a little misapprehension about the Lake 00l eridge offer made to last meeting. It they had to guarantee £320 from the Boroußb alone ib would be impossible to sell that amount of current. "jOrMijnro that fcUe. Borough erould have to p&y for all wiring, and it would probably cost £350 in addition to £820.
Or Harming moved the time to report be extended to next meetiog to enable a conference to be held with the County Council. Cγ Haylook said it was not likely ratepayers would go on with the present system when they could not get light or power that they paid for. ft was a thing which would have to jje iQokfld into. Or Mun.ro seconded fihe motion, which was carried. FINANCE REPORT. Amount; received, since last meeting —Rates, £889 7s sd; electric con aecfcion. 16-- 6d; water supply, £3 10?; drainage, £2; concrete crossing, £2 83 ; hawker's psrmit, 3s. Bank account—Electric light loan account No 2, cr £82 4d ; district fund account dr £836 163 id. Accounts amounting to £70 2s 2d were passed for paymentCr Haylock, chairman of the Works Committee, moved the following resolutions :—"That the Council authorise the completion of shed in the Council yard first as it is a case of necessity to keep the men employed in wet weather (2) That certain pro perty of the Council needs protection from the weather. (8) That the timber already procured is getting in a very bad state, and if left for any length of time will be useless. (4) That there are small quantities of timber in the yard that could be used to advantage, as it is not a wise policy to keep timber lying about. (5) That the Council employ two carpenters at 15}8 per day to do the work, and tbaf; tfie foreman put in all Hwe he can spare. (6) That the Works Committee report at next meeting the adyisffib'lepess of certajn Ptnall alterations Bβ to construction. (7) That £be bole in the Cpunpil Chambers be repaired in preyeßt f#rlj?er depay. I \?ou!d would like to draw the attention of the Council in reference to noxious weeds, as people seem very indifferent about them." ' Or Haylock said that he could, euperviee to erection of the shed to^
-aye the timber, wbiob was being ruined. Seconded by Or Noonaa, who said he was in tbe Council's shed some six weeks ago, and he s*w the timber spoiling. Also, tbe men w*n ed some cover for work in wee weather.
The motion waa carried
Cr Munro said tbe foreman con sidered that the fence up Aylmer'B Belt was tumbling down, and tbe foreman thought tbe fence should bo pulled down now, as tbe trees which it bad protected had grown up Cattle should not be on the streets to injure tbe trees. Or Henning said he quite agreed cattle should not be straying about, but they always were straying about, and it would be a pity to have the trees damaged He moved tbe matter be referred to the Reserves Committee to inspect and report to next meeting. Seconded by Cr Cnntrell and car ried.
Or Munro moved tbe fence round tbe Electric Light Reservoir be re ferred to the Lighting and Reserve* Committee report at next meeting.
Seconded by Cr PenliDgtoo and carried.
! Cr Munro said that tbe trees were very bad all over the town, and hedges eucroaching on their footpaths, wbiebwere narrow enough at any time. He moved that the Works Committee go round tbe Borough and inspect tbe fences and hedges, and give necessary notioe.
Seconded by Cr Henning and car ried. **
Or Henning said he mentioned the matter of combining a pound keeper and ranger. Hβ said that the grazing of the streets was a scandal, and they wanted a ranger on the spot. He had no fault to find with either pound keeper or ranger. Hβ moved that the Council advertise for a poundkeeper and ranger in the Borough, the posi tions to be held by one man. Seconded by Cr Cantrell, who said that he moved in tbat direction some years ago as be did not consider & man some miles away of any use as Borough ranger. The Mayor said that be could not see how they were going to get their pound kept on better terms than at present. Or Henning said that Mr Habn was pound keeper for 20 years, and be paid £2 a year for rent If they put up the garden for rent they would get a fair inoome.
Gr Henning's motion was put and lost by 5 votes to 2,
The Mayor said that with regard to wlectric light. He saw in the "Akaroa Mail." that the factory could do with out the Council's power. This was nob correct; as they oouid not run without the Borough power
Cr Cantrell moved that the Akaroa Butter Faocory be notified that the Oonncil could not continue to supply current to them after March 81st at present price
Seconded by Cr Hen Ding,
Cr Haylock said that if tbey found the cost of generating power was so high, they should raise the rates a!) round. The factory was only paying what the Council asked them.
Or Noonan said he always under* stood the butter factory was getting the power at 3d a unit. If ifc was too oueap they should raise the rates. He did not believe in cutting anybody off
Cr Henniog, on consideration, refund to second the motion, as he thought that the factory should be out off altogether. Iα answer to Cr Munro, the Town Clerk, said that the factory paid 3d a •u>it' up to 1000 units and 2d beyond 1000
Cr Noonan seconded Of Cantrell's motion, which was carried.
Tbe mseting then terminated.
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3525, 25 February 1916