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HARBOUR BOARD.

The Auckland Harbour Board met this afternoon. Present: The Hon. E. Mltcuelson (ohalrmiui), and Messrs Heather, Macfarlanu, Kaeeu, Uunson, Jluc-lceuzie, Napier, Basley, Entrlean, Hutchison, Smeeton, aud Keyes. Harbour Board Election.—A notice wns received from Sir IS". l>. Prime, returning oulcer ( uotlfylng thut Messrs 11. D. Heathec, .). H. Braduey, aud J. H. Guusou hud baen elected to be members of the Board. L.ist of Shipowners.—The secretary to the Marine Departure..; wrote stating that steps had been taken to enable the Collector of Customs to keep the list of shipowners more up-to-date by co-operation with the Board. The letter was received. New Ferry Wharf.—The Takapuna Tramways and Ferry Co., Ltd., wrote notifying tho Board that they desired office accommodation in the uew buildings ou the ferry wharf, aud also goods shed accommodation on the wharf Itself. Letter referred to the Board in committee. Rullvi-ny Wharf Sheds Contract.—Messrs J. H. Adams nnd Co. wrote stating that the sheds' contract had been completed, with the exception of the tower, whlc-h wns an extra. Tile cost, Including extras, wns approximately £27,800, of which, they had received £10.000, leaving, with tho deposit of fIOOO, a balance of £0300 owing. The Boaid tvne entitled, under the terms of the contract to retain £5000 for a period of clx months lifter completion of the work, but the contractors hoped the Board would treat them generously, ns the cost of maintenance could not poßSlbly exceed a few bundled pounds. The letter wns referred to the Board In committee. OraUel Basin.—The Uomuera ißoad Board wrote α-skl UK the Hoard to vest the control of .the Orakel Basin in the Itoail Board as a water reserve, I'lie Intention .being to con-v-ert the basin Into a hike at some future date for aquatic purposes. The chairman moved that the request be declined. It wne always a big matter for the Board to do what was astcd. and th*>y should wait *to see what the position would be when the City Ooundl KaU eonn«t»tcd Its bridge.—The motion was carried. Shed at iS-t. Holler's Bay.—The Tamakl West .Road Board wrote fftfins that ns the Harbour Board only claimed to control the foreshore- to liiffh wujtm; mark, aud as fbe sheds, with one exception, at the bay, were above hlgli water mark, the Harbour Board should share Phe fees with the Hoad Board.—ilt was resolved to write stating Iha.t the Board only collected fees ou sheds bo.llt below Irish water mark.

Oyster T>epot.—lt was resolved to grnnt a temporary site near the railway wharf for an oyster depot, aud to flnd a permiuieut site liy uext season.

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HARBOUR BOARD. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 76, 30 March 1909

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