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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL

The monthly meeting of the Wai rawa County Council wap held at the Chambers, Little River, on Tuesday. Present — Messrs J. F. Buchanan (chairman), W. P. Parkinson, J. Chapman, J. C. Gebbie, T. Feather, J. 0. Coop. Mr Montgomery waited on the Council, and presented maps of road deviations for the land recently sold on behalf of his father's estate in the Western Valley. Objections were made by the Council members that the pieces of land referred to should be cold with the property, and after some discussion Mr Gebbie proposed that Messrs Thompson, the clerk and himself visit the land with Mr Mont gomery, and if they, were satisfied as to the claim for compensation that a sum of MO be paid, and the transfer ordered

Seconded by Mr Feather and carried.

Mr Buchanan then vacated the cbair.

In the absence of the chairman, Mr Parkinson was voted to the chair.

Mr H T Chapman waited on the Council in reference to the doctor's guarantee, and the Council went into committee to consider the matter.

On resuming, the chairman re ported that Mr Coop proposed that Messrs Parkinson and Thompson wait on the Minister of Internal Af fairs with representatives of the Doctor's Guarantee Committee, and explain the matter to him, and a?k him if a local bill could be put through authorising the Council to rui=e"by special rate a guarantee for the doctor of their district.

Seconded by Mr Thompson and canied.

Mr F Jenkins wrote offering the Council the goodwill of a lease of 20 acres of land between the Okute road and Mr 8. Barclay's property. The leage was for 21 ypars, and the Council was to pay all expenses The property was a Canterbury College reserve

The clerk said Messrs Keennn Bros were willing to let the Council have 18 acres at- £9 6s per aore.

,■ Mr Feather moved Mr Jenkins* offer be accepted, and that Messrs Coop and Thompson pick out tbe land. Seconded by Mr Coop and carried. The North Canterbury Hospital and Uharitable Aid Board wrote asking the Council to pay something towards the cost of inspection of the county id compliance with the Council's wish.

The letter was received

The New Zealand Counties Association wrote saying they could not give an opinion in reference to the Puaha severanoe dispute with the Akaroa County over the item of £207 for metal.

It was decided to obtain an opinion from the Council's solicitors.

The Council's solicitors wrote giving an opinion that the Council could not augment o .doctor's income from the County fund.

The letter was received

The Public Works Department wroia asking the Council if they would apply fo<? any grants for roads and bridges, etc , for tho corning year. It was decided to reply that the Counoil would not apply for any grant. . The Akarou County Council wrote as follows ;—

"Lake Coleridge Lighting and Power

Proposal

iam directed by my Council to communicate witb you regarding the above propoaal. This Council ha 3 been assured of exoellent support in most at the Bays that have already been canvassed, and at its next meet ing the Council faopee tp have a return of tbe total amount of light and power which will be taken up if the current \a brought to the county. The Coun oil does not s/ish to proceed too far in the matter of obtaining reports on the oust of reticulation, &c , without first learning whether your Council proposes to puab a similar scheme in your county, and what the prospects of "its being taken up by your ratepayers are. Tbe Council will, there' fore, be greatly obliged if you can give it some indication of your inten tions with regard to the scheme." It was resolved that tbe Wairewa ! County Council, would do all in its I power to get Lake Coleridge power to the Peninsula. The Hospital and Charitable Aid Board wrote stating that the Council's proportion of the 1916 1? levy was £75'! 03 2d. The ulerk said tbe levy last yea,r was £478. Mr Gebbie said be did not think

the Board eaould erect buildings "which would last for 100 years, and be did not tnink this generation should pay for them all. He thought the levy should have been reduced. Mr Coop oaid the Mt. Herbert County Council were willing to give assistance if tbe Council would re grade the Port Levy road which led from Little River to Port Levy It was decided to discuss thiSj mat ter at next meeting of the Council. Mr Thompson said the Puaho road wanted attention, and ho thought an extra man should be put on to clean

up the water tables and put some metal on the road.

It was decide the eWk and Mr Obapm in have the work done, und Mrs Vanstone's road be done as well.

f Mr Featber said there were a num* bar of stone crossings on the Long Bay road and White's road and pipes sbenid be put in Mr Coop moved the pipes be procured and the work done.

Seconded by Mr Thompson and carried.

Mr Feather said Mr McQueen wanted a man to assist him to put up a fence

It was decideded he be authorised to employ a man to do the work.

It was also decided to have some rough metal on Te Oka road napped. Mr Coop reported he bad not pro cured chaff for the Council, but be believe he could get it, a good sample for £5 10s per ton delivered at Little River.

It was decided to accept; this offer Accounts amounting to £182 8a lOd were passed for payment Engineer's Report.

The engineer's report was read and adopted as under;—

The Little River men are finding stone at Hill Top. To keep the horses at work two extra men have been employed, and the stone is costing about \2i per yard. Messrs Keenan offers about 17 acres of their college lease to the Council £5 9a per acre rent, they themselves paying £5 6s. Some shingle has been carted on the main road between Birdling's Flat and Kaituna especially around curves, and some claying done, and I am of opinion that very soon some shingle will be required on parts of the Kaituna— Motukarara main road. We are just now having the shingle along this section, [graded back into its place where it has been scooped out by motor traffic.

I may report having completed my section of the County recruiting with one exception, and only received two consents to enlist. There is one person yet to be canvassed by me, who is at present away. The main cause of refusal to enlist seems to be a desire far conscription—Chaff and oats are required for horse feed.

The members of the Council re ported having canvassed the district for recruits, the result being that 65 recruiling cards had been filled in, and several men had enlisted straight out.

The meeting then teminated

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXXV, Issue 3536, 14 April 1916

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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXXV, Issue 3536, 14 April 1916

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