AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL
Tbe monthly meeting of the Akaroa Counfy Council was held at Duvau cbelle on Saturday,, when there were present—Messrs J. D. Bruce (chair roan), J. R. and 0. B. Thacker, E. Hay BDd T» Conway. ,
Mr Bmce moved a vote of condol ence s with the relatives of the late Mr'v "■_•. a well~knnwn and ' very respected man-of tbe dip brick. , ; ■' ' f Tbe motion was oarried, the .members standing Mr J R Tbacker moved a vote of oondo ence with Mr R H Barker, who lo«? bis son by drowning at Parnassus Tbe resolution was carried, tbe mum hers standing, Mr Brace, on account of not being well, retired after the Lakn Coleridge supply for Banks Peninsula bad beeD discupfied, and Mr Hay was voted to the chair. ' ■ ■
• Mr F W Williams sent an apologj for abeence.
Tbe Naliooal Recruiting Coramitee wrote regardiog tbe new recruiting ecbßrne asking tbe Council toco operate. A teleg-am in addition to the circilur letipr wa* n-ceivnd from' tbe Prfrne Wini-tfr, n-king Ifjß'tl b"dy riipmlvr- if they did not. »i-b tn canva-s-personally to help provide' 1 the -jH'cesaary quoins for tbe reinforcements
Mr J B.Tbncker raovnl tbe County Council form ibem-elves into a rec'nitio'g •; committee and invite the c 6 operation of tbe Road Board mem bera in doing anything in their power to help tbe movement. Seconded by Mr Hay and carried. Mis'Jaoobsoh wrote forwarding an enlaiged photograph of tbe Peninsula mounted men who left with the Main Expeditionary Force. Tbe potogroph wa3 received with thanks. " ■■':;''''■ -■■' v■■
Messrs Meares and Williams wrote re declaring of the Flat -Road, Duvau ohelle a main county road, and tbe old road over to Barry's,-Bay a Road iJoard road. Tbe necepsary resolutions were passed on tbe motion nf Mr J R Tfaftcker and by Mr Conway. Tbe New Zealand Counties Aaao«
oiatiod wrote giving an opinion of the liability of a Gounoil in the event of goods being taken from wharf sheds
under the Counoil's control
The olerk said according to these opinions the Council would be liable nnlpss wharfingers were appointed. Tbe opinion was received. The Wairewa County Council wrote as follows:—
"I am directed to call the attention of your Council that the adjustment of accounts have not yet be ->.n corn pleted, and to'-gay'that this Council ! desire that the matter may be Settled up. Tbe'points of difference seem to be—(l) The valuation of tbe Akaroa County offices and pmpnrty—your estimate £800, ours £375 ard an j unexpended grant of £207 10s for metalling the Summit road tye understand you agreed to the differ enoe in the first'instance, but did no' agree to the repudiation of tbe second My Council desire.tbe rriatter'sbnnld be settled up, and will be glad to bavp your ideas on the subject. A reply at your early convenience will oblige."
The oletk paid he bad spoken to Mr Queaiy and , agreed that as it bad running on for three years it ought to be settled. Mr Hay said referring to tbe £207 for metalling it was a genuine liability, and the Wairewa County Council should accept it. Tbe letter was received, and tbe olerk was instructed to write to Mr Queaiy about tbe matter. '- Tbe Government Insuranca De partment wrote stating that R jtf'luerty had again gone into tbe Cbristcburch Hospital for treatment. ' The Dpt. stated tbat they had paid him up to date, ' and Fieurty bad expressed his willingness to deal wijh ihe/Depart ment direct. Tbo Department asked authority to make payments direct to Fluerty. ' It was resolved not to grant the request
Messrs H Matson and 00. applied for an auctioneer's license.
The license was granted. ' Mr J R Thacker mover! tbat tbe Council write to the auctioneering firms operating in tbe distriot asking them to take out licenses in this district. Seconded by Mr Hay and carried. The Canterbury Patriotic Fund Secretary wrote asking the Council to appoint a correspondent or correspond ents in the district to forward applica tions fcr relief from disabled soldiers or their dependents. It was decided tbe Council mem bßrs act as correspondents The Akaroa Borough Coo.ncii* wrote confirming the ounty Council bire'of the traction engine to assist the Borough eleqtrieal plant. v . ■ On the motion of Mr J Thacker, seconded by Mr (J Thacker, it was decided to approve of the chairman's arrangement with the Borough Cdun-.
The Levels County Counoil wrote forwarding tbe following, resolution. — "That this conference is of opinion that a limit of; speed for motorcars and mptur oveies should be fixed throughout South Can erbury ; that the drivers ofmotor oars and motor cycles should be licensed ; that application be made to the Government by the Levels County Council for the necessavy authority to pass sucb a bylaw and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to all County Councils, Road and Town Boards throughout the Dominion."
Mr J TbacKer said be thought the drivers of public cars licensed by the Council should be licensed, so that they we,e fully qualified.
It was decided the olerk com muni cate with the Levels County Council pointing out that the EHe mere County Council already licensed drivers of cars.
Tbe Poor of Great Britain, Ireland and Belgium.Refitif Fund wrote ask i;g tbe Council to reconsider paying beir quote."as the committee con sidered giving «up active operations at tbe" end of the following mbntb. It; was decided to write to'the exeontive pointing' out that tbe Council bad contributed their quota for sometime to come/ and the Uoun cil did not intend to pay tbe quota. .■■Mr,'J Thacker moved that tbe question of of the staff be held over for a full meeting of the Counoil. Seconded by Mr Conway and oar ried. ■< ) The chairman moved lo per cent be added to all rates unpaid before April Ist
-Seconded by Mr J Thaoker and carried * '
The chairman said be thought tbe foreman should report to every meet ing of the Council. If he did. not report be should attend meetings and state exactly what required to bB done, Mr C Tbacker moved "the foreman send in a written report to tbe Coun oil each month. '
Seconded by the chairman and carried. FINANCE REPOET. Receipts since last meeting—£6Bß 0* lOd, accounts presented •-,£184 6--7<l; ca«b in band £42 4s lOci; total debit £1662 15s The report was adopted. Tbe councillors then inspected the horseshoe bend in Barry's Bay with a view to improving it.
It was decided to widen tbe sweep round the. corner, and build up the road to a greater width with the spoil and to. plope tbe bank back Tbe C' uncil then adjourned.
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AKAROA COUNTY COUNCIL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3526, 29 February 1916