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BOROUGH COUNCIL.

INSTALLATION OF MATOB. A special meeting of the Tauranga Borough Council was held on Monia>" evening for the purpose of tnj stalling the Mayor-elect. Present :— m*~ WoraWp. .the May ox, Mr _J .Bull ! the chair). Rev. Canon Jbrdan, tfayor -elect, Councilors A. Waiter, Cr. A. Brabant, P. Munro, J. C. Adams, A. P. Tunks, C. W. Ludwig, H. Southey, C E. Macmillan and T. S. liuncanson. Ex-councillor Stuart was atso present. Mr lhill said they had assembled thnt evening for the piirpO9b of ' Installing the Rev. Canon Jordan as Mayor *nfae Boroughv of /Tauran^a and fox s the purpose hiin '<thf .speaker)', bidding them good-bye, ite was pieased at the satisfactory anti oi-d«rly, munaer in which the latt el««cftons hml boea contested, iOnd he handed over the position noAv as cheerfully us he had received it last .year, tie wished to express Cnat ?'he s hod'- nothing "" whatever agaiust voters who had , not supported hinn Me thanke»lthe lot* councillors for the courteous and -kindly ■■-mo'nner '- ■ in- Vrifrich '^hejr -l»ii*iP treated his rulings, am) thero were no unpleasant incidents upon which he had to look back with regret. He had worked hard in his ollicia. capacity last year, and would havt been pleased to again do his best had he been elected, but he, had no ctaim on the seat, as it was for the burgesses to say who should occupy s th&.- position. He was glad to set that at the recent public meeting the j candidates for the Council had «x---pressed themselves as ; in favour of the* water supply scheme, which •he hoiKMl would be carried to fruition. He 'trusted that Mr Jordan would have as pleasant a timc-this year in 'his "official capacity as he (Mr Bull) had last year, and that the whoK Council .would work together for the advancement ot the Borough.. He concluded, bj- again thanking the laU•ouncillors |or ; j,he spanner in which ' 'they "had ' worked with* him." The Rev.- Canon Jowlnn then signed" the 'Btatutory "declaration and took his scat as Mayor. He said the recent elections hud been contested jin, a Xrioi^ly entirely frea tr'bin persorialities.' When he vacatedthe chair last year he did so without the slightest ill-feeling towards Mi- Bull. He trusted they, would all work with the object of ail* vancinip the interests of the Borough. Tho councillors had slated' -at the public' i^heeVmg referred to ny Mr Bull, that they were anxious to carry out all the schemes set on foot by the late Council, which would also have his support. He hoped to. see A hearty Jsfote*3>f thanks .^passcrf to Mr l^ull i^ro^gnition^fbflijis scr--vico« to Borough during the past 1 year. -.'. ,3' *-. : - 5 _ -'._' Cr. Brabant moved;— Thnt aheartv vote of tnanks be accorded to Jl'r Bull for his services us Mayor dur ing the 'past ! year. In . -idoing so' the mover referred to the great amount of time devoted by Mr Bull to Borough affairs during his "term of of flee, which was far more than mnn\ realised. •; : - j Cr. I' Adams seconded the (motion and fully encidrsed the remarks which had fallen _.. from » the ,<• -Mayor, and late Major L-cgording the friJinl*M mariner in which * the iliuhicipu) elections bud J»eon contested. He hoped -that all the councillors would .W,pi'k together* to advance the interests of the 'Borough. l.^' IThCj vqta w^s put and carriod wnanimbusly ifrid'eonyeyed "to "Mr Bull by the Rev. Canon Jordan. , Mr Hull returned thajiks and wished the Council success (luring the. camingiyear. , ; ;t. , i\ All the councillors thjn si^neil the statutory declaration ,»uidiir "The Miinicipril Corporations Ai u^^Oo:'* . Owing to another ongagtMii.»;t - -Mr. 'Hrks askel leave to retire, which >.as granted, aiul a few mhmt.cs i:f-ifi-vratdJ- Cr. Brubaut -.i.d HkewiM*. (.I'.-OISSMEN'I OF COW'u.;TTEV.t» The following* conimittees woro.' nipointetl*?— Streets. — Crs. Ludwig (cuairiiuui).. Mucinillan and Washer. Library .-^-Crs. Brabant (ciiairunh)', Washer and Adums. Legal and Finance. — Crs. AduMfi (chdiriuan), Munro nnd Macniill.in. Enlowment. — Crs. Munro man), Daiicanson 4nd : Soutli'iv. Wharves.^^Crs. Adams i.fh.iirimin), Tunks and Brubant- , Sanitary.— Crs. lhjnchn.son ,fch.«irman), .Southev; and Brabant. Baths. — Crs. I\inks (chairin:n:>, Washer., and JLudwig. lmpounding.-'~> Crs. Macmillan (chairmen ), Tunks and Duncanson. ' The Mayor moved—That the Mayor shall be an ex o flick) member of all committees.— Seconded by Cr. Adams and carried. Tho Mayor moved— That tho chairman of each committee convcaie the meetings and be responsible to the Council for its reports to be laid on the table the Friday previous /to each ordinary meeting.— Seconded by Cr. Adams and carried. The Town Clerk was instructed to convene a special meeting of all tho conimittees for Thursday, May 18. THE PUBLIC POUND. Cr. Southey drew attention to the state of the pound and suggested tljat the Impounding Committee might be requested to bring In a report for the first ordinary meeting of the new Council: The Mayor considered it would be better to defer the matter till the ordinary meeting on Monday next. HON. H. McKENZIE'S VISIT. j Tho Mayor intimated that the Minister for Public Works was due to arrive in Tauranga the following; day and he hoped that as many members 'of the Council as possible would attend and lay matters re- ! gording the welfare of the district before him. VOTE OP THANKS. The Mayor proposed that a hearty vote of thanks be passed to the retiring Councillors, - Messrs - J." G; Green, O. W. Brown, E. Wrigley, and T. Stuart, for their ttofvjces during their term of office.— Seconded by Cr. Mnaro aiid^tarried. l ,j . r ; This concluded the business.

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BOROUGH COUNCIL., Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXXVII, Issue 5333, 7 May 1909

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BOROUGH COUNCIL. Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXXVII, Issue 5333, 7 May 1909

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