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A meeting of Shis Board was held on Saturday. Present -Messrs 0 Armstrong (chairman), W.. W Wil Hams, W. D. Micpbail, R. A. Petti grew and D. McKay. CLAIM FOR HOR^E. Mr Pettigrew moved that the Board go into committee to consider solici tor'a opinion re Onrrie's claim. Seconded by Mr Williams and darried. ' On coming out of comrnittfie, the chairman reported that it had bepn re-olver] thur, Mr Currie be inf'irmpd that the Board does not recognize any liability io the matter CCKRESPONDBNOE The Akaroa County Council wrote to effect that on Thursday, February 26tb, the Counoil made an order deolariog the portion of the Main road from the Hitel, Duvauchelle,' to the Smithy, Barry's Bay, a district road, and to effect that the road wa« now under the control of the Board. The letter was reoeived. Vlr l<. Cupdin wrote re section rented from t.he Board to effect that be had given up possession in favour of Mr O J Wakelin.

Mr O J. Wakelin wrote asking to rent the seotion Mr CusnMn had rented previously from the Board Mr Williams moved that the transfer of the paddock from Cnsdin to Wakelin be granted provided Mr W'lkeliD pays £1 a year rent Seconded by Mr tPettigrew and carried.

Mr Cusdin wrote asking if he would act as poundkeeper. Mr Pettigrew moved Mr Cusdin be appointed poundkeeper. Seconded by Mr McKay and carried.

The Rev J W Hayward wrote re two bad comers on the Duvauchelle Pigeon Bay road above Gunning's The lower turn was very bad and steep, and there was no chanoo of seeing past the second or lower corner. Jfc would only take a few hours' work to cut down the second corner, and so improve a very dangerou3 place. .Vlr Williams said tbaD t.hese corner? should be improved for the travelling public The chairman moved it be left to Messrs McKay and i ettigrew to , in ppeefc tha place and get the work done if necessary. Seconded by Mr Macphail and carried.

The clerk read a latter from the Banks PHnio3ula Babbit Board to eff-cc ihnc r.hq cle-k'fl offnr to. accept the Board's rates be accepted with t'bnnk^..

The chairman moved that the pug bf nccpp'ed S c"Rd"d by Mr Williams and C>triii-(i

iTom P'lteiifi Hefti f h Department re infitruilH and suggesting ft bouse so,hou«e inspection Tbe chairman reported tha f he bad seen fbe clerk and instructed him to go rouofi .and pee if any nuisances ttxnted, and trt tako aoimi wbe c necffsiry The clerk wag making a bod-e !o bout"? inspection Df-xr, week. Application* for the po-i'ion of purfno-mnn to tbe Board were receivi'd. Mi- WiM'tvtn-' moved that Mr D. « -\ ii ny M> Pe'.tigrew - and c^i>« fdbkhbm's heports. . H Dtck i>puri.H ; Since your last] juentii'g we finisbed metalling Robinson's Bay wharf road and cleaned the wat, our. and blinded the metal i Mi* if., Wβ also put the screening* on Mould , * road and ' grubbed the black-* be-ty on lioiiiuson'fl Bay Valley and α-e now workmg oa Robinson , e Biv Valley ele*«ing out the worst »n the watertftbiea. VV BhadbolC reports; Since last racing I have dressed up tbe old Aku-onT road and filled in ruts on the jvnarf road, Takamfttuu, and I put in « pipe culvert on the wharf road, 'fakanuatua, and I pot in a pipe oal«sert OB the Ling near the top of the rang'i, and had to get Mr to earfc the pipea, and 1 also dre3-<ed no ft portion of that road I oleared off all atone 3on the Lighthouse road, and I am now cart ing olay on to the rocky parts of the Long Bay road on the other side of it.he range. z&moB Arnold reports: Sinca last peering we have been working on the Jubilee road seeing to culverts, \vater~ tables and outlets; also working on main road at bad points by Tik*o Bay seeing toeuivertc and watertables where ihey are blocked, and breaking metal for tbe road which is hollowed out io the centre for about ft cbain. FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Sftetoipte since last meeting, £191 3s Id-; 4.r. bftlanoe at baDk, £4.79 Us &t\ ; acG.Mi«r,a presented for payment, £825 104, cash in hand, £I<± 23 3d ; debit b%lsnce, £790 8s 2d. Mr WilUaui3 said the Board's men had done hi 3 roiul \a tbe intervals when the tide prevented tbeir working OS! the Kobinson's Bay wharf road. Tkpy bad ruatle a good job of b'\3 road OB d be had paid them for it. Mr McKay euid that Mr Shadbolt recorded be vim carting clay on to ihe rooky portions of tbo LoDg jßay road, He tho?gfafc 't waa l3 eUsr t0 tako tbe boulders opt tfaan to cover them with Cla The ebairman said H was merely a rocky surface and not boulders. _ The foramen's reports and financial statement ware adoptod. BAMS. In answer to the chairmad, fee Clerk bhW £1100 in rates was not out y6 Mr Pettigrew moved 10 per cent be added to ail rotes cot paid before Ist AP fie C oDded by Mr WiHwmß end ear ried.

> M.TJ COUNTY ROAD M> Pe"-fg»'i'W -'nwsr'-'Ki ih-vt- i- WH.4 •uy n.'o6-i-n.'y f<> ItH-p!i,i.i i!ik-n over fro en from >he Oouoty Council between tho hofel, Duvauchelle, to "mithy at Barry's Bay at ifcg present width It took too much metal, and the road wanted repairing soon Hβ moved the foremnu be instructed to make BOtae repairs to the road. Beoooded by Mr MoKny and carried. BALGUKRI ROAD DEVIATION The chairman said that it ivas un fortunate that the road beyond Mul lina' was not attended to. They wore a moribund Board, and he would like to sco the job done before a new Board onra a in He moved the clerk see Mr T, Wi'ltina and ask him to push it oo as the matter was very urgent. Seconded by Mr Williams and car ried. WAINUI BOHOOL GARDENS. Mr Macphail said Mr Sloane asked if the Board would allow him to take some soil from the sides of the road for sohoolgardeng at Wninui He moved Mr Blonne be granted permission to tak* loads of coil from the eide of the road Seconded by Mr Pettigrew and carried Mr Williams said that the Robin son's Bay wharf wall was cracking badly. It would be in the interests of the Board to repair the wall before it went too far. In his opinion the wall would be down soon. The conorete wall was slit from top to bottom. ' Hβ wodld like some of the other members to see the wall. It was a quarter of a chain which was affected The wall would go out if they bad a heavy vain.

Mr Pettigrew suggested that some conorete blocks should be put in to keep the wail. It was a pity to let it buret out. Hβ moved the chairman and Mr Williams inspect tbe wall and put in concrete toes if necessary. Seconded by Mr" McKay- and carried.

The meeting then adjourned to ADril Bth.

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ROAD BOARDS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3527, 14 March 1916

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ROAD BOARDS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3527, 14 March 1916

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