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HOSPITAL AND CHARITABLE AID.

WHAT IT COSTS OHINEMURI. (By Telegraph.—Chvn Correspondent.) PAEROA, Friday. The secretary of the Thames Hospital Board forwarded to the Ohineniuri County Council an estimate of the revenue of the Hospital Board for the coming year. The amount to 'be paid by the Ohinemuri County is £623 14/7, the Thames Borough paying £246 30/7, and the Thames County £418 18/10. The Chairman said that this was a considerable increase on the amount previously paid by the Council. Air. Strange said that it seemed peculiar that Ohinemuri paid half the revenue and only had one-Jourth of the representation. The Ohinemuri representatives seemed to have no say in the business, as it was all conducted by the members. He moved that the cleric ascertain on what basis the members of the Board are elected. Mr. Corbett said it sejethed ridiculous that this Council should pay half the money and receive no benefit from the Hospital. As one of the members who had lost his seat on the Board through non-attendance at meetings he declined to be again elected, as the number of members from Ohinemuri could do nothing against the Thames members. The motion was put and carried. A letter was also received from the secretary to the Thames Charitable Aid Board, stating that the Ohinemuri County Council's contribution, for the coming year would be JC3BU 16/7; that by the Thames Borough being £154,5/4; <by the Thames County £261 16/10, and by the Coromandel County £145 8/7. Mr. LaugMin said he had pointed out-nt the Charitable Aid Board meeting that the relief should be given with more prudence. He felt sure that a big saving could be made if the relieving officers were more careful. Mr. Strange said that Coromandel received the greater part of the charitable aid. Coromandel was willing to distribute its own charitable aid, and they should sec that this was done. He would move that the proper authorities be, written to regarding , the proposal to .make Coromandel a separate charitable aid district, and this was carried. Mr. Strange said that the county only had two recipients of charitable aid, and it cost the Council £389 a year. The matter then dropped.

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HOSPITAL AND CHARITABLE AID. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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