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LYTTELTON. Monday, 23rd September. The Council held its usual weekly meeting. Present—His Worship the Mayor, Crs Grange, Graham, Chalmers, Buist, Kenner. The Clerk stated he had received during the week, £2 2s. The following letters were read :— From Mr Mutton, stating that he was about to build on Donald and Norwich Quay. From Messrs Flett and Loutitt, respecting a patent slip which they were about to put down near the bathing shed, Government haviDg given them permission, and asking for Council's permission on the matter. From Mr Nalder, respecting the bye-laws passed by the Council, and stating that the letters sent to him that day required very careful consideration, and he would give an opinion by next meeting. From Mr Kerr, custodian of the bathing shed, asking that certain repairs might be effected. From Messrs Connor and M'Kay, asking permission to excavate certain earth belonging to the Council. Messrs Flett and Loutitt's letter led to a long discussion ou the matter. Finally it was moved and carried, " That the Council proceed the next morning to visit the spot, and tbat a reply be given next week to the writers." It was also agreed to see to the bathing shed at the same time. Messrs Connor and M'Kay's application was considered, and it was resolved " That the Council offer no opposition to the excavation being done and the ground being reduced to the level of the reclaimed land.' His Worship explained Mr Nalder's letter, and said he had received a letter from the Provincial Secretary, stating that the Superintendent would not allow of certaiu of the bye-laws which had been passed. His Worship spoke strongly on the matter, and said it appeared as if there was one law for Christchurch and another for Lyttelton The Council must wait for their solicitor's opinion. Cr. GRANGE spoke warmly on the matter. Cr. Chalmers considered the Council ought to back up with costs any expenses their solicitor might be at in consulting on the matter. The matter was held over waiting the reply of the solicitor. An application from Mr Yule to borrow some sleepers was granted, subject to conditions. Accounts, amounting to £8 Bs, were passed. Attention was directed by Cr. Grange to Ticehuret road. Cr. Graham spoke about some clay near to Mr Child's. These matters -were referred to the works committee. The Council then adjourned.

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BOROUGH COUNCIL., Press, Volume XX, Issue 2933, 25 September 1872

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BOROUGH COUNCIL. Press, Volume XX, Issue 2933, 25 September 1872

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