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ONEHUNGA MAYORALTY.

I ' At the ordinary meeting of the One- ' Tiunga Borough Council, held last night, ' reference was ma4e by the Cpuncillors to ' ther approaching municipal elections. In the course of their remarks, all the k Councillors eulogised the . Mayor, Mr. • John Howe, for the splendid -work he had • done for the community in his capacity 1 of Mayor dm-ing his three years of office. ' Mr. S. 8.. Skinner then read the follow - ' ing requiflition to Mr, ; Rowe, which was signed by all the members of the Council, except Mr. G. Moody, who is away, and Mr. W. Morton, sen., who is unwell? — "We, the undersigned members of the t present Council, herewith respectfully beg 1 to approach you with a view to. asking you • to allow yourself to be nominated for a ) fourth year as Mayor. In view of the important undertakings which the preeenl . Council have in hand, such, aS the extension 1 of the waterworks, proposed /drainage l scheme, library building, etc., of which you 1 have a thorough grasp, we consider that, it would be for the welfare of the town if you c would consent to be renomlnatea. we are " aware that the position of Mayor takes up c a considerable amount of your time and * energy, but we feel that the public spirit you have shown lv the past will again lead ■• yoti to devote your services to the good of '. the town. Your many years' experience as p a councillor, and three yoars as Mayor, mnlte It a task of considerable difficulty to find •* a worthy successor to you at this present Juncture. We have much pleasure In sjipscriMng our narnus to this requisition, arid hope you will sec your way to a.Cnede to our request. If bo, we promise to do our level test to secure your return lv the event of the seat being contested." a With ragaTd to Messrs. Moody and ! Morton, pr. Skinner stated that lie felt > sunc .they were both heartily in sympathy c with the acquisition, but amfortunately ° hto had not beon abla to wait upon thorn * for their signatures before the Council a meeting. I* Mr. Rowe, in reply, regretted that so 4 many Councillors were leaving at tiie ? end vt the term; He realised that it ■was necessary for someone to work in the interests of Onebunga at a juncture , wßen the big 'waterworks' scheme wag [' nearing completion, while drainage and a other matters of nupottance had also i_ to be considered. He felt gratiSed at ~ n tha expression of approval of hie efforts, ," and was of opinion that he would not bo acting in the best interests of Onea hunga should he not accede to tho requisition. 'It was his ambition always to ~ place Onehungtt in a better position than ( Hi had found it, and he was pleased to / state that rievor ia the history of the I 'borough had it been, in a 'better position than now. The new waterworks $ liad been carried out succeisf.ully, and „ that night the new Teservolf and mains * Lad .been connected,, with a. full pressure * tfiston. Over 20QOj-dsof metal spalls were » in hand, arid all the 4ebte were paid, t besides ychiofi the Council deserve* every !p credit for having placed the £1058 of '5 the cemetery fund in a trust account, a instead o< expending,it on works, ae,in {he past. He Would have mu6h pleasure ;S Iff agaiii placing 'his Services at the comII mand 61 the BuTgesses. (Applause.)

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ONEHUNGA MAYORALTY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 70, 23 March 1909

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