AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD.
The ordinary monthly meeting! of the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board was held at Duvaucheltej on Saturday, present—Messrs G. Armstrong (chairman), R. A. Pettigrew, W. W. Williams and D. M'Kay.
An apology was read from Mr W. D. Macphail.
The clerk reported that Mr Wakelin would accept the Boards offer to let the old Road Board site at Duvauchelle at £1 per year.
Mr Geo. Checkley wrote thanking the Board for its letter of sympathy in his recent sad bereavement.
Mr T. D. Harm an, Akaroa Borough Solicitor, wrote asking the Board to grant the Council formal permission to lay pipe lines across the Board's roads for their electrical installation.
The chairman pointed out that the Board had granted the easement to the Council before, but it had not been done in a legal form.
On the motion of Mr Williams, seconded by Mr M'Kay, it was decided to approve of the easements and the chairman signed same.
It was decided to hold over the applications received for the position of surfaceman for the Wainui end until next meeting of the Board when the new board could deal with the matter.
Mr E. W. Hammond applied 1 to the Board for a 1/- per day for the use of harness lent by him to the Board, Mr R. A. Pettigrew moved the' 27/- be paid to Mr Hammond seconded by Mr M'Kay.
The motion was carried.
Messrs Meares and "Williams wrote forwarding the conveyance of property from Mr Mullins to the Board to make the deviation of the Balguerie road and asking the Board to have the deeds signed and pay a cheque of £43 6s 8d to Mr Mullins. ,
It was decided to obtain the! signature and to pay the cheque to Mr Mullins. Foreman's Report. W. Shadbolt (Akaroa) reported ! —'"Since last meeting I have j carted clay on to the rockey portions of the Long Bay Eoad and also dressed up about fifty chains of that road and worked two days on Mr W. Hewitt's road. I redecked two culverts on the Hickory road and carted the screenings on to the Hickory road. I have one day to finish carting it on and also two days more to dress up the top end and then I am shifting- from there to Cough's Bay to cart on the screenings. I would have been finished before but Ihave been working , short handed as one man was away sick."
Amos Arnold (Wainui) reported—"l have been working on the main road at bad points and lengthening a culvert that was needed at one point. lam now| working at the point at the lower end of Bossu road."
H. Dack (Duvauchelle) re-
ported—"We finished cleaning! out the water tables and culverts on the new Robinson's Bayj valley road and we are now working on the Onawe hill road." j Finance report. Rceipts since last meeting,, £20 Os Id; Dr Balance, March 31, £69 12s 2d; Accounts presented, £149 15s 8d; Total debit £199 7s 10d.
The foremen's reports and financial statement were adopted
Messrs M'Kay and R. A. Pettigrew reported that they had inspected the bad corner on the Pigeon Bay road complained of by Rev. J. W. Hayward.
It was decided to have the corner improved.
The chairman said the wall on the German Bay wharf road had been cracked and he had inspected it after last meeting. The wall certainly was cracked but he did not think it needed urgent attention.
Mr Williams said the wall was overhanging half-an-inch.
It was decided to do nothing in the matter.
Mr W. W. Williams said he saw by the report of the Akaroa County Council there was a notice of motion to open the roads for motor traffic at night on Wednesday nights. He would like to know if this would alsb open the Road Board's roads as well as the main county roads.
The chairman said the By-law had jurisdiction over the Road Board's roads, and the Board's roads would be open for motor traffic as well as the main county roads.
The chairman said as this was the last meeting of the old Board he thanked the members for their courtesy during his term of office and he thanked all members of the last eight or nine years as well. He. thqught the Board could congratulate themselves for what they had done in the past. He thought they had done a lot of good work. _ He could not see his way to continue on the Board and he thought it was time some of the younger men who were fit to stand should come forward. He wished the j Board every success and he j hoped that all the present members would be returned to the
Board. Mr Williams said seeing that they had the road deviation to carry out he thought the chairman should consider staying on for another year. He had a grip of all the Board's matters and he thought he should .stay on the Board for just another year. Mr R. A. Pettigrew said Mr Armstrong had made a splendid chairman Tor the Board and had done a lot of work for the ratepayers on the Board, Mr M'Kay endorsed the previous statements. The chairman said he had never declined when he had been requested to take part in public affairs. He would not see the Board stuck if suitable men could not be found to take up the Board's work. The meeting then terminated.
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AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3535, 11 April 1916
AKAROA AND WAINUI ROAD BOARD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3535, 11 April 1916
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