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CITY COUNCIL.

The ordinary meeting of the Auckland City Council wok place last uig'ut, tliose present being hU Ytorship the Mayor tJlr C D. Grey), Messrs J. Forrell. M. Casey, Li. J. Bagn'ail, J. Patterson, W. Somers, IJ.1 J . M. Mackay, A. J. Eutrican, 11. M. Suieeton. C. J. 1-air, J. Court, G. linight, A. li. o lover, and K. Tudehope. Waliakeui Dam.—The report of the Works Cojjuiittee stated that Mr John Schlischktt iLii stated thut he was doing his liest to putj the work ahead at Waitakerei dam. The plant, etc., had been improved, and in his opinion more than 50 eublo yards of concrete had been put in over and over again, but this average was impossible with a primitive epeclflcatlon. He thought better progress would be made during March and April. The engineer In charge reported that the present contractor had failed to make such progress as would ensure completion of the dam in a reasonable time, He had not put in the stipulated quantity of concrete per day; and he recommended that the Council should undertake the completion of the work on the contractor's account. An Inventory should be taken of all plant and machinery on the ground, which should be used in completing the work, and then returned to the contractor. The Committee recommended that the engineer in charge should notify the contractor that upon the reports furnished the Council was not satisfied with the progress made, and Insisted upon its requirement of 50 cubic ynrcs of concrete being placed in position each day being fully carried out. The recommendation was agreed to. Electrical Supply.—On the recommendation of the Electric and Tramways Committee, it was decided that application be made to the Grey Lynn and Newmarket Borough Councils, and the Arch Hill and Eden Terrace Koad Boards, for permission to :3uppJy electricity within their tiisltricts. Whitson Terrace.—A number of the reslaents of Whitson Terrace asked for repairs to be effected to the street. The City Engineer reported that levels had been taken nod his estimate for putting the street In complete order wns £2SO. The matter was referred to the %Vorks Committee

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CITY COUNCIL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 73, 26 March 1909

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