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PIGEON BAY ROAD BOARD.

A meeting- of the above Board was held on Saturday, May 13th, present Messrs J. Duxbury (chairman), J. Pitcaithly. D. Hunt and E. Hay. Minutes of prior meeting , were read and confirmed.

The clerk, as returning officer notified that Messrs J. Duxbury, E. Hay, D. Hunt, J. Pitcaithly, and A. Goodwin had been dubelected members of the new Board for ensuing year.

On the motion of Mr J. Duxbury, seconded by Mr Hunt, MiHay was unanimously elected chairman for the ensuing" year.

Mr Hay returned thanks for his election as chairman ' and stated he would carry out the duties to the best of his ability.

Correspondence was read from C. E. Kay enclosing plan of Decanter Bay Estate, showing boundary marked blue.

After some discussion, Mr Pitcaithly moved, Mr Duxbury seconded that the chairman and Mr Goodwin view the locality and report at next meeting - . Carried.

Mr Pitcaithly reported he had arranged to have eight logs bought from the Lyttelton Harbour Board, sawn into decking fourteen feet lengths at a cost of about 5/- per 100. If the Board was not satisfied with the arrangement he was willing to take over the timber.

Mr Hunt moved, Mr seconded that Mr Pitcaithly's action be approved. Carried,

The chairman said. Mr Goodwin, as one of the ratepayers in Menzies Bay road diversion had called on the Public Works Department, Wellington, and they had promised to send an engineer over the road again, with members of the Board.

Mr Pitcaithly said he was not. at all satisfiecTwith the proposed route, it cut through his pro•perty and he got no benefit of the road. He thought the proposed road could be left in the gully with a good grade.

After some further discussion Mr Hay moved, Mr Duxbury seconded that the Public Works Department be asked to send an engineer to report on the road as soon as possible. Carried.

It was resolved that the chairman and Messrs Goodwin and Pitcaithly inspect the proposed route this side of the hill.

The chairman said he thought it would be a good investment for the Board to procure a grader, A new one could be procured for between £60 and £70. Andersons Ltd. had offered one at £67 f.o.b. on trial.

Mr Pitcaithly moved, Mr Hunt seconded that the grader be |.rocured on trial. Carried.

The foreman reported that since last meeting the men had finished cleaning water tables, etc., on Holmes Run road and cleaned water table from top Port Levy road to nearly the junction of Holmes ' Run' read, one man had been employed, cleaning water tables on M:iin road for nine days. Two ir.en have started on Pettigrew's ro.id The staff for May will be six men. They hauled and stacked two lots of stringers, procured two ton of chaff at £4 ss, sacks 7d at Papanui.

In reply to the chairman (he foreman stated he had grubl ed the ox-eyed daisies.

Mr Pitcaithly asked if tlv:i-e was any chance of getting 100 or 200 yards of metal broken on Port Levy road.

The foreman said crusher metal would be preferable as they got the screenings to blind the metal. The distance r.ot metalled was about two miles.

On the motion of Mr Hunt, seconded by A . Goodwin accounts amounting to £43 Jls 6d were passed for payment and the Board adjourned.

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PIGEON BAY ROAD BOARD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3547, 19 May 1916

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PIGEON BAY ROAD BOARD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3547, 19 May 1916

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