AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL.
The fortnightly meeting of the Akaroa Borough Council was held at the chambers on Wednesday evening, present His Worship the Mayor in the chair, and Crs G. H. Haylock, C. S. Cantrell, W. H. Henning, E. Noonan, W. W. Williams, D. Fyfe, C. W. Leete, and A. R. Murtro. j The Land and Income Tax Department wrote asking the Council to furnish a.list of names of persons holding debentures paid by the Borough Council since March 31st, 1915, together with, amount payable. The Taieri County Council wrote forwarding a resolution re regulation of toll gates. Cr Cantrell moved the resolution be supported.. ■ Seconded by Cr Noonan and carried., The Department of Internal Affairs wrote.re observation of Anzac Day. The Mayor reported that he had called a public meeting as the time was short, and a committee had been appointed to prepare a programme. It had been decided to hold a monster
meeting in the Oddfellow's Hall in commemoration of Anzac Day.
Cr Haylock moved the Mayor's action be approved, seconded by Cr Fyfe and carried. The North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board wrote informing the Council that the annual levy for the Co.uncil would be £78 18s Bd.
The Mayor said the levy last year was £67 odd. It was decided to pay the levy in October. Mr 0. Digby, the Councils tenant at Ashburton wrote asking the Council for pine tree plants for shelter. •He had ! erected a washhouse and dairy and would put up a new stable and granary. These improvements would amount to £200. He intended to settle on the reserve permanently and would like an extension of his lease of seven years to fourteen years. He also asked if the Council would grant payment for improvements at the end of the term of his lease.. The letter was referred to the reserves committee.
The Council went into committee to consider two solicitors letters in regard to electrical supply. The Mayor reported upon resuming that the Council had decided to refer both letters to j their solicitor to take action and had also referred two matters contained in the letters to Mr Martin, the Municipal Association legal adviser for his opinion. The Public Trustee forwarded statements of Baths loan, Daly's Wharf loan, and Electric Light loan accounts showing the position of sinking fund.
The report was received. An application for current for two hot plates was referred to the Lighting Committee.
An application for a drainage connection was approved.
Miss M. Kotlowslu wrote, on behalf of Mrs R. Bayley, objecting to the state of the stable next to • her premises and that the drainage was not sufficient. The inspector Mr G. W. Thomas said he had inspected the stable which was complained of and it did not smell more than any other stable. The drain was not mentioned by complainant. He would inspect it again. The letter was received. Mr F. Davis wrote as follows: "Re the resolution passed in the Chambers for power supplied from electricity plant, I respectfully draw your attention to the excessive charge for power to be supplied to me on the basis of £1 per horse power per annum, and the last half year average the cost will work out at ninepence farthing per unit, and this is for day loading. I feel quite certain your council did not intend to exceed lighting rate, which I understand is sixpence per unit for power supplied. I should also like to draw your attention to the fact that the dymano I use is about \\ horse power stronger than I require for the work I do with it, therefore I do not at any time use 5 horse power current. Trusting this will receive your favourable consideration. The Mayor moved the matter be referred to the Lighting Committee. Cr Noonan seconded the motion which was carried. Mr M. Kearney, Secretary of St. Patrick's Church Committee, wrote as follows :— "Father Bonetto, being dissatisfied for not having the light that he pays for, consulted a lawyer, and while waiting for his solicitor's answer he pays the full amount protesting and with reserve." The letter was received. Approval of transfer from R. W. Shepherd to J. Davidson for property in Smith street was confirmed. Jas. H. Curry wrote agreeing to clean the main, street twice a week for 25/- a week. Cr Cantrell moved the offer be declined and the Council's staff clean the streets. Seconded by Cr Williams and carried. The tender of Mr B. 'W. Henning for sand and shingle in punt on beach at 8/- per yard was accepted, provided the sand was Wainui sand.
Mr S. C. Lelievi-e applied for permission to erect a bathroom and trap shed on his property in Balgueri street.
The application was referred to the building committee of the Council with power to act.
Mr T. Lawrence tendered for the Borough carting for 14/- per day for a horse, dray and man, and 1/9 per hour, broken time, leader Gd per hour extra,
C Henning- said he thought the Council should have a horse and dray of their own. The Ceuncil could run a horse on one of their reserves. He moved the advisability of the Council procuring a horse and dray be referred to the Works Committee to report at next meeting. Seconded by Cr Leete and carried. , The tender of 3Mr Lawrence was accepted. The secretary of tie Port Levy Regatta, Mr H. wrote as follows:— /
"On Easter Moncay tho Port Levy people are njaking a big effort in aid of No. 2 Queen. We are holding a huge ynater carnival and regatta, whi<la we feel assured is going toj turn out a great success. All chairmen of
County Councils, Borough Coun-| cils, Road Boards, etc., within the Queen district have been written for support, and we have had such satisfactory replies that we feel quite assured of success. We now ask for your Council's support to, in a way, complete the circle, and we feel assured of it. We gratefully thank you and your Council in anticipation." The -Mayor said he thought they had done their share in the matter. The letter was received.
Cr Haylock, chairman of the Works Comittee reported* as follows: —
WORKS COMMITTEE REPORT, A meeting of the Works Com-
mittee was held on April 18th to discuss the following matters — Clause I—Application from Mr S. Lelievre, requesting the Council to open up Watson street, the committee after discussing the matter agreed that Mr Lelievre and Mr Curry be written to and asked to attend the next Council meeting on May 3rd, 1916, and discuss the matter. - Clause 2—Oddfellow's Hall license. We have no recommendation to make. Clause 3—That the kerbing and channelling from Mitchell's to Brace Hotel be postponed until the weather is more suitable. Clause 4—That the wall on Beach road be proceeded with at once in a direct line to a stated electric light pole, as far as Hammond's creek, and turn in a line to suit present culvert, the enclosure to be used as a dumping for street scrapings and other matter. The report was adopted. Cr Lete; chairman of the Lighting Committee presented the following report :— I (a) That if the County will allow the Borough to reticulate within the watershed of Akaroa Borough, we will take 30 K.W. for £300 per annum, minimum payment. (b) Or if only within the Borough, we will take 20 K.W. for a minimum payment of £200 the current to be delivered at the power house Akaroa. II We recommend holding the applications for motors and radiators over until definite arrangements made as to the Lake Coleridge supply. 111 No recommendation re Akaroa "Mail" motor. Cr Haylock said he was pleased the Council had decided to get the Coleridge current as he thought something should be done.
Cr Munro said they should leave;a margin for retailing the current. The Mayor said the County and Borough, should -work for <me end in getting the Coleridge current. He thought that the erection of the reticulating line up Balgueri street would be paid for straight out.. The report was adopted. Finance Report. Finance — Amount received since last meeting:
Licenses £110 Drainage £3 13 Building fee 10 0 Electric current 223 18 3 Bank Account. Electric Light Loan Account, No. 2 32 19 4 District Fund Account Dr 865 17 6 In hand 43 1 6 Accounts for payment. Town Clerk salary for April 14 3 4 L. J. Vangioni 6 7 Johnson and Couzins 4 8 £14 14 7, Electric Light Account , Electric current 91 11 6j Telegraph Works Co 3 2 6 General Electric Co 412 6 Labour. W. J. Lane 7 0 0 V. Magee 6 0 0 J. Woodill 8 0 0 A. Brown 4 0 0
£139 1 3 The repprt was adopted. The Borough Electrician re ported that since the rain the plant had run continuously anc he thought there was enougl: water to run continuously now He applied for a fortnight's holiday which was granted. Mr V, Magee be appointed to take charge of the power house. Cr Nonan moved a return be laid on the table of the Council a list of all people who have been supplied with electrical energy the amount supplied to each person, also the amount refunded by the electrician for the past two years, ending- March 31st, 1916. The motion was seconded by the Mayor and carried.. Cr Noonan drew attention of the chairman of the lighting committee to the fact that the coloured light at the shore end of Daly's wharf had not been removed.. The Mayor said the Captain of the Cygnet had complained this light looked green instead of blue, and as it was the same colour as the light on the new wharf from which masters took their bearings the light at Daly's wharf was misleading- and shipowners would have a claim against the Council if an accident occurred.. Cr Henning said there were two lights on the new wharf, one red and one green. The red light was to clear the Green Point reef with and the green to pick up the wharf. It was decided to have the shade shifted. Cr Leete applied for some metal on the road leading to the
school and for the proper drain-] age of water in the dram below the school. 1 ■ These matters were referred to the Works Committee.
Cr Leete gave notice of motion to alter the name of Smith street to Anzac. He said he did not know who Smith was, but understood he lived in a hut in the old days somewhere in the "vicinity. The Mayor moved the County Council's traction engine be discontinued for the electrical plant. Seconded by Cr Leete and carried. . It was also decided to rescind the restrictions for the use of water.
The Mayor moved warning notices be erected on the electric light poles at Grehan Valley, Jolie street, Bruce Terrace, Balgueri Street crossings to _ motorists to reduce speed in the Borough. Seconded by Cr Fyfe and [carried.
The Mayor gave notice of: motion to rescind all previous charges for electrical current and adopt the charges specified in the Lighting Committee report of last meeting. The Council then adjourned.
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AKAROA BOROUGH COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3538, 21 April 1916