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i ' j TIUSTKES AKD THEIR LIABII.ITII> I I A remarkable statement was made l>; iMr R. B. ljii«k. a member of a deputatior , which u-aitfd u|ion the Mayor this after ' niiiiii to ask for the remi-sion i>f rates ur jail sport* and recreation grounds. Mi J l.u-k s.iiil that it was reported in tin i ra>o of Cornwall Park that the trustees J fouii'l themselves in such a position that they wro rousidorinjr the desirability 01 disposing ~( h, portion nf the c=tate it nnliT In moot Ihoir liabilities. Tlioj were poin)vllpd to pay Lsi\t) iv rates d j 1 lie One-tree Hill Kosid Board, and tliif I represented a larpp part, of their income j which meant that nothinp was availaJili j for maintenance or improvement. Thf j law already provided tliat exemption (iiulii If grunted if the local authority >i ! di'sirrd. The Miiyor said .he rrjrardod tlii? a. ; i pimply a Vnmla.loti'3 statp of things !\\ hero a inaffianinioua ritizon pivp ;i ralilttlili' property wnrth halt a million it to ho rctainnl for thr henofit nf tin- piihlir for all time, it was a. ver.v I wrong , tliiliß lo ask the trustees to pa\ more in rates than they ennld afford. Il I •■Mγ .l.ilui IxiL'a.n fampbVll had vpstrd thr ; property in the (hie tree Hill Road Boan: I here would not only have boon no rate; Ito pay. but that liorly would have lie™ I mmpollPd to undertake t.he full cost ol i upkeep. Hut because the lat<> Sir John I had seen tit to place control of the park ; in the hands of private trustees who wen his personal friends, those trustees -werf to lie liearily penalised. He could not ■see on what■ "-rounds of equity nr jtistieo the local authority did this.' It'wouLJ he a poor incentive 1o frmiorous minilp<l Citizens to make similar ptihlic- beque?t----1 for the future, lie certainly thought it ; was a matter which should cnirajro the attention of thr- l>»rislatiire\ so that th< [■whole miclit be put upon a hotter j basis. ! Mr. A. >. H.mkart. one of ;he when. socii on t.h<- sivl>jc»?t. *ji,i UuH fheir clTnrts to improve tnc -park ami were rc-.-trk-teti !>y the fact that °ver t>o i[jer irn; <ii tneir revenue wcni in rute*. i'laii6 were nonv being prcparcl fo r cutting up portion of the estate. T:he kite t*ir John Ijopin Campbell haj sttipuliiteil that ejg'lity-'ioujaores of lirrd. s-kirting the Park .property should be set aside lor revenue-producing ]>u.rpo6es. and in a<v j eorvlance with ':hi-< desire a ten-ohaiu ■ .-trip had lieen marked otT Caanpbfll Road, end "v\ln'tnrar,!zi Road ToainJ !to Market Konl. TJiiii -would be nut. iirt-o ! forty or titty < er.-tion?.. ajid it ] wan hu-pc.l linn r.' th<? land ■were tii^spopeil of oit ri'4ihi>iialblr ]r:i~iiu: a. i;r.-»i 'i-Kin-v f»fliou.-v umild !«• i>a!!: there." It ha,] be<-Ti Sir .loan liimpMV* that !if the -i','i.irtn> nere .-:U>ir;.itt'vl in snrit--1 aii'e t-i/.e. i , ic unparaJlflenl Kimation wonilil ii'itrai-t pc-iple who i"»mM afforfl to cTe«-t tlwHiinjt* whi<-.h -iriniM arfd to \Vc 'bcAtity of locnVrtv. "*ln Hv*. 1 ! .tnr." puiil Mr. B.i.nkart. "any rfink-sioti ■"! Tii.tiv wiiiilrl l.c ul;ij|ly ivel.-cviiiri,! br I t.he tnisshpe*, fnr while Sir lohii t '.l.nrp'rv'l lin -n-il 1 arransni tn.r l:V>.(K!<"> -rroiil,l Ihr <>e!t. flside for ("flmpSell Park, it will I ":»e so'ine e/tns:<Jrra Hie t : m<- before ths j.Tinount is available ''

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CORNWALL PARK., Auckland Star, Volume XLV, Issue 163, 10 July 1914

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CORNWALL PARK. Auckland Star, Volume XLV, Issue 163, 10 July 1914