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The deputy-Mayor, Mr. H. T. Clements, presided at the monthly meeting of the Otahuhu Borough Council.

Stork on Roads.—Two letters were received from local freezing companies stating that instructions had been issued to drovers to see that the borough's bylaws were complied with in connection with the driving , of cattle through the borough.

Transit Cninp.—An application from a local property owner for permission to establish a transit camp to alleviate the housing problem was declined.

Middlemore Hospital.—ln response to a request for a supply of water for the Middlemore Hospital, the Auckland City Council advised that, the mains supplying the works in the Westflekl area were fully taxed during the day, but a supply of 100,000 gallons could be delivered between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. each day. The question of price was at present the subject of negotiations. The Legal and Finance Committee is to deal with the matter. '

Municipal Air Port.—lt was decided to co-operate with the Auckland City Council in the matter of making a survey for a suitable site for an air port, and to limit Otahuhu's contribution to not more than £100.

Housing By-laws.—The Suburban Local Bodies' Association asked for views on the City Council's proposal that permits should not be issued ;for buildings Of £2000 value and over tmless the plans had been prepared by an architect. It was decided not to support the proposal, councillors being of the opinion that the trend to-day towards building restrictions was getting "just too tough."

Engineer's Kcport.—Building permits to the value of £13,729 were issued during the preceding month. The engineer, Mr. S. Annataell, recommended that failing compliance with instructions for necessary repairs to an old vacant house in Avenue Road, a closing order be applied for. This was agreed to. A very comprehensive report on the two pumping stations showed that the water in the Sturges Park well had risen 3ft 2in, and that in the Mt. Richmond well had receded 2ft. yir Arinabell said that pumping from the Sturges Park well could be put into full operation in the middle of August.

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OTAHUHU COUNCIL, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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OTAHUHU COUNCIL Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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