LAKE COLERIDGE ELECTRICITY.
To the Editor
Sir, In your report of the last meeting of the Akaroa County Council, it is reported that Mr Goodwin said at that, meeting he thought the Akaroa Borough Council were acting in rather a dog in the manger manner over the matter. Now we all ■ know the time and trouble Mr Goodwin has taken over the Lake Coleridge Scheme, he is deserving of the sincere thanks of all concerned. But ' when he makes such a statement as he is credited with, surely out of fairness to the Borough Council he should show in what way his charges -can he substantiated. Seeing the Borough is unanimous in its desire to get he Coleridge power here, the statements he is reported to have made are quite uncalled for. MiHay says further on in the same report "He had made an estimate of the bays and he did not know if there would not be enough revenue without going to Akaroa." Seeing the Borough Council are holding over the question of purchasing an engine to supplement the power at our disposal, the sooner the County Council comes to a decision on the question whether the Borough is to benefit from the Lake Coleridge Electricity the better for all concerned. Hie County Council has never approached the Borough with reference to the power it may require. To my mind the whole of the local bodies on the Peninsula should pull together to attain one end: that is to have the Lake Coleridge Electric Scheme installed as soon as possible. Thanking you for inserting the enclosed. Yours G. ARMSTRONG, Mayor.
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LAKE COLERIDGE ELECTRICITY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3532, 31 March 1916