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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3526, 10 March 1916
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
The ordinary forfcnightJy meetin^liltH ?eia 0 8 n w7 J 3o ™** co^oi^^tt heia on Wednesday evening. Present A M -His Worship the Mayor and Om " Noonan, Leete Munr o ;Pen^ gt o"*':\j Williams Henning 8 aßr j ' , J PRESENTATION OF FhkQ. ' • ; H t ms ron S had Presented the .. •. M fla f * 0 Akaroa Borough Council. The flag was put up to
auction on Tricolour Day, and Mr Armstrong had bid £70 for it. He now askfd the nudcil to acc-pt tbp fiV
Tbe Mayor said it was his wisb to give tbe flag to the Council He said that all those who bid over £1 had as much right to decide about the flag as himself. He had con suited all, and all were agreeable to the flag being put in the Council Chambers. It was a great memento, as the flag was sold just before tbe French had made their historic stand at Verdun. Mr Armstrong made odo stipulation, that the names of all the
Akaroa boys who had gone to tbe front should be emblazoned on the flag. .
- Or Munro moved tbat Mr Jos. Armstrong be thanked for bis band some gift. It was very good and thoughtful of him, and tbey were all grateful for same. Seconded by Cr Leete, who said they all knew what good work Mr Jos. Armstrong had donp, and tbe excellent support ho gave to all subscription lists.
Cr Penlington said Mr Jos. Arm strong had done many things for tbi boys who had gone to tbe front, o which m one knew. The motion was carried unani mously A circular was read from the Health Department re infantile paralysis. Cr Henning moved that the inepec tor make a bouse to house inspectioc throughout the Borough. Seconded by Cr Haylock and car ried A letter was received from Messrs Andrews and Batty re advertising in the Motorists' Guide. Cr Munro moved the letter be re ceived. Seconded by Cr Fyfe. Cr Henning spoke very much in favour of advertising in tbe Guide again. He moved as an amendment that tbe advertisement be renewed. Seconded by Cr Noonan, who thought that if it was a good medium they-should advertise in that way . The Mayor said that all this year he set bis face against unnecessary ex pense. They had a large overdraft, and it should be reduced. The amendment was put and lost On a pbow of bands tbe voting was as follows: —For, Crs Henning, Leete, and Noonan; against, the Mayor, and Crs Munro,- Fyfe, Penlington, Wil Hams and Haylock. Or Munro's motion was carried. WATER SUPPLY,' Mr H W Collins applied for an extraordinary water supply to the smithy and house rented by himself Cr Henning moved that the appli cant be informed tbat the application cannot, be granted till ail dues on the property are paid. Seconded by Or Haylock and carried. Tbe Bcirougb Council ranger re ported re dog registration, and applied for the work for tbe coming year. He mentioned that one owner had not registered bis dog. It was resolved that the ranger be employed to register dogs. I '' THE POUND. Mr H. 0. Dierck, poundkeeper, wrote as follows: — f J am writing this notice in refer ence to a letter appearing in the "Akaroa Mail" da'ed Tuesday, March 7rb, and signed fey tbo name of W. H. Henning, accusing me of not doing ray duty i as poUDdkeepe--. Weil, tbe truth of the matter is this. Two small boys brought a cow along to tbe pound on Sunday morning v?heu my juaan wns milking my cow. They asked bim to impound it, and he said, "go to Mr Dierck, he is the pound peeper, not *ac, as I bave no autho rity to impound," The boys never came to me about tbe cow; and if they had I would .not bave impounded the cow without tb?v bad a note with them from their parents, tt? they were only children." The Mayor said he considered it ■ very bard on Mr Dierck to ba-e such statements made in a letter. He considered they should discuss these mat ters in tbe Council and figbt them out 4faere. Tbey should not go outside and write letters. Cr Henning said the ranging had been in a bad state in tbe Borough for come time past. It seemed to bim some reform was argent. It certainly needed a ranger an the place, and then they would see come of tbe trouble abated. He brought up this matter at last meeting and suggested tbat a man be appoint , ,ed to take on tbe combined work of a-anger and poundkeeper. He would flike° to ask tbe Chairman of tbe Reserves Committee if be intended to make any reform in the workiDg of tbe pound Tbe Mayor said that Cr Henning stated in his letter that his opponents bad voted silently. He said be was .opposed to having a statement like Wot made when it was quite false. He h&i said distinctly that be was opposed to one man being a ranger and raoundkeeper. Cr Fyfe eaid that bad heard about the incident mentioned No man had a right to send ty/o children in charge of a cow. He was certain they could not get a ranger and pound keeper in one v Cr Haylock said that he considered sfc wctfld' be a good thing to summons some ot tbe offenders, and then the nuisance would be abated. . Cr Henning said tbe Reserves Comtoittee should deal with tbe pound and ruake it more efiieieafc The Mayor said it was suggested to him that day that Mi Henning should act as poundkeeper. He was sure he would do tbe work thoroughly. Or Henning aaid he was sorry he had written the letter as it was bard &n Mr Dierok, whom he did not wish As annoy. • The Mayor saia he was sure tbe letter of Mr Dierck'a was a fair one. He moved the letter be received. Seconded by Or Williams and car ried. ~, . , „ - A letter from the National Provident Fund was read. ' fh& letter wa3 received. A Ocular from tbe Department of Ciabou-r was received Appointing ■Thursday #s weekly half holiday in .the Borough. WORKS (COMMITTEE. ' -Cr Haylock. chairman of the Works , jQommittee, moved tbe adoption of tbe
i fallowing report:— j 1. That a strong b. j mn ba pro 'cured for asphalt mixing room to d ftvvy with fmpport posts which won'i 'interfere wi h space required fo j mixing (2) If pr>a--iblp, gat 12 x ! | ripped to 8x 2 (3) Tbat pries? b procured loca"v tor tho necar,sar sashes, etc., nnd that some member of the committee be authorised to em ploy two when the job i ready to n Q snne on w'fch. (4) Tha the Works Committee he Authorised ti procure tb" necessary timber, etc ff} A meeting of the Building Commit ree was held at 7 30 on March Ist a the Borough Council Chambers t( ■consider tbe plans and specifications of Mr W Rhodes' fruit bouse. Pre I pent—Hi* Worship the Mayor, anr Crs. Cantrell snd Baylnck. After die IciissiDgtbe matter, Cr Cantrell movec ) the plans and soecifications be ap proved. Seconded by the Mayor subject to the following condition : — That the chairman visit tbe site. 1 bave since visited the site and find it quite satisfactory. Seconded by Cr Williams and carried. RESERVES COMMITTEE Cr Munro, chairman of tbe Be s erves Committee, moved the adoption of the 'following rpport:— "Tbe Reserves Committee reports tbat they have inspected tbe fence tbat protects the. trees in Ayimer street, and recommends the upper portion of the fence facing the Government orchard be repaired, and the portion of fence opposite Mr Haylock's be removed." [ Seconded by Cr Williams, Cr Leete said the Council should [fence the road up Aylraer's Valley. There was a good plantation there, and the trees should be preserved from stock. He moved, as an amendment, tbat the resolution be altered to read that the fence be carried up to the end of the plantation; Seconded by Cr Fyfe. Cr Haglock considered it was unnecessary to fence the reserve opposite Mr H, Haylock's, as the trees were big enough to ba out of reach of stock. Cr Williams explained that the outside fence was being pulled down.and tbo other fence simply repaired. & The amendment was put and lost Cr Munro's motion to adopt the re port was carried. ' LIGHTING COMMITTEE Cr Leete, Chairman of tbe Lighting Committee, moved the adoption of the following report:— (1) Your committee recommend tbat tbe lighting and power charges be revised before the end of this month and prepare a scheme to pre sent at next meeting. (2) Offer of J, Montgomery' 3 suction gas plantYour committee have no recommenda tiod to make (3) Fence round reservoir to be repaired Seconded by Or Williams. Cr Leete said that the revision of charges for lighting and power should be a matter for the whole Council.* It was. necessary to have the matter fixed up before the next meeting. Tbe Mayor said he was sorry tbe chairman of the Lighting Committee would be away He considered the committee should consider tbe matter and report to tbe whole Council whioh could throw out or add to the report. Or Henning said he would like to see the whole thing before tbe Coun oil. Cr Noonan said he considered a few members would "do better than the whole Council, and then the Council would have th 9 right to reject or ac- \ cept tbeir suggestions. The report was adopted. Cr Munro said that some time ago the Lighting Committee brought down a report suggesting tbe use of throw switohes That report was hold over for the next meeting and nothing more was done. He moved tbe Counqil have these throw switches instituted as that would stop tbe people ironing at night. He drew at tention to the fact that when the irons were first put in the people were isked not to iron at night. The Mayor said that ladies had to ron at nigh!; because there was no sower on in the day time. Or Munro's motion lapsed. ELECTBuiifc SSGINEER'S REPORT 1 beg to report as follows ; Water — Tbe quantity coming in to the reservoir has been small, the hours of running having to be reduced to five bouro ppr day, from 6 p.m to 11 p m. has bepn running three days per week as usual. If it ia intended to continue this on indefinitely it willl be necessary to erect a tern porory shelter foi? tbe belt, as any light showers of rain during running interferes very considerably with the effieienpy of the belt. Cr Leete, chairman of the Lighting Committee, said that there was the question of erecting a small shelter for the belting in eas9 of rain. They could not work the crusher that morning In answer to Cr Munro, Cr Leott s«id the crusher engine was costing them 27s Gd a day Tbe engine wat not always used three days a week Cr Leete moved tbat the temporary shelter be erected. Seconded by Cr Haylock and car ried LAKE COJiERJDSE Cr Leete said they bad not reported as to the County Council meeting a Duvauchelle, He believed tbat tbi reports from the several districts bat to come in before tbe last Saturday ii March. He heard that there wa every prospect of the Lake Coleridg current coming, as other district were taking it up as keenly as Pigeo Bay. FINANCE REPORI. Amount received since last meetin —Rases, £9 10s 3d; water supply, £ 15s, 9d; rent, £5 15a lid; drainag block, 10s (3d; oil, ss; total #17 17s 5 Bank account—Electric light loa account No 2 cr £82 19a <ld , diatric fund account, dr £886 7s Id. Accounts amounting to £61 la 3 were passed for payment. The Mayor said that in regard t tbe ejectric,light some slight reductio should be made in the oharges. Cr Leete agreed tha,t some rebai should be made Or Munro said that tbe reductio j should be for house lighting only. Cr Leete moved that the questio ' of rebate for lighting be referred to tfc
Lighting Committee to report to ncr meeting. Seconded by Or Henning anl carried. CONCRETE KERBING AND CHANNELLING. Cr Fyfe asked when the concrete kerbing and channelling wonld fee continued. Cr Haylock said the foreman was doing the work after finishing up a few jobs that wanted doing. They bad 100 bag* of cement in hand, and would complete' the portion from Hemingway's corner to the Bruce Hotel. BATHS. Some discussion ensued re baths and complaints from , the caretaker that tbe children took possession of the baths, ond visitors were unable to have rooms.
Cr Noonan moved that the North Canterbury Education Board be written to and asked for permission to use sheds on old school ground as dres sin? rooms for the children.
Seconded by Cr Henning and car*, ried.
Tbe Mayor mentioned tbat the careUker also apked if she was to follow ihe batbs by law or the member's < f the committee. It was resolved Mrs Wright be in formed she is to carry out the bylaws. GREHAN VALLEY INTAKE. Or Penlington said there were some taps on tbe pipe line into the reservoir from Grehan Valley on the Armstrong Estate, and boys were constantly turning these on and wasting tbe water. He moved these taps on tbe Grehan Valley pipe line be taken off and plugged Seconded by Or Leete and carried. Or Munro moved that the ranger be written to and asked to pay more attention to tbe stock wandering in the streets, and that owners of stray stock be prosecuted. Seconded by Cr Williams and carried. Tbe meeting then terminated.
AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3526, 10 March 1916
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