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CITY COUNCIL.

An ordinary meeting of this body weslsi* Jf? last evening at seven o'clock. Peetent—Bμ Worehip the Mayor (in the ebsir), Cm* , f» oiliors Lambert, Bi»hop, Cuff, Yineeai, fb? , bert, Louieson, Troleaveo, 80»33aa« sm JgR Hiorns.

The statement of finance wgs es follows:- , Receipts for the fortnight, £7£7"l*» »•' drainage rate account, £55 Hβ 2d j J}nko Board No. 2 rate, £525 14s 2S; bills pa, £570 16j 7d; bills to be passed, SSIJj 10i. The crsdit at the Bank was $&® 2b 4i. A letter we* read from Mr H. W, B*»f' asking for a reduotion in the rent paid fc** 3B privilege of laying a line of rails down sefiS the South town belt. The application ■■& deolined, on the ground that the fcerm»cij* concession had been agreed to by &-" parties. The following letter was received fres* , Thomaa Searrell, arohitecfc.—" $ot v& years past the necessity for a market building for the City of CfaristclsJf has been very apparent. I nosr submit &> '| Ohristohuroh City Oonooil design* to* ""J building, which would, I think, be Jβ VM way suitable, firstly because the whole of» site is utilised, and-this is a grett tion, looking at the value of the grosHKMjseoondly, the cost of the buildings wes-aj te very emali considering Ihe araa core****? the materials naed in their . propose to construct the bnildiafe of with white stone faoiDgs snd g9lT»«**° ~j roof. The covered ways to be tfSff 0 *!, ventilated by glass lantern lights and -m ' from above as shown on Beefcioxu * *.w the whole Woek 2lt back f»» Z footpath, and propose to hinge a, ' from the sill of each shop wf'J which may be lowered or - will for the storekeepers to espose upon. I wiU not enter into W* explanation of the drawings, but will m s -, speak for themeelvee. The »ppro»ffl«*^ fl mite forthe whole block is £83pft JZ*, are eighSyseven shops in »U-vi3, X i fronting on Victoria etreai;, As&H*.. i Oxford terrace, these, I think, wouitf** £35 per annum each; the covered ways. I estimet* W.'Lj value of these at £30, nuking * l ™Ssjjp." of £2815 per annum, on a* The Meyor said Mr SesreU had, «« letter of his own motion. He not egre* with the proposal, ». w»5S ,$& that were wanted, but * j» bert was also of opinion thafe tt w«t» desirable to erset shope to E » I JTW tition with private S««» was rather in favor of fche resolved that the letter be thanks. ■ „., tj & $ The City Sarveyot'e report was follows :—

■hm ' *\ T b*ve renewed a « tte^Tf or oa increase far buiHto ***¥*>£& : MO , the permit* itawry »«»* a ? onafc rfJtk were as follows : Sdnriag the «am* Bickerton, »««* ■W^MrChrTiNorih belt; Miss I street: Srf»feJWrLh street; Mr Abel, • «***'■ SJ'. Parsonage, Fast i belt; Mr ? K ";'p U » Bishop, Colombo street; I BbA*J* ! J ?'/A{h ,beet{ Messrs Duncan W &S fa !,, S l-JSd Bow; Messr* Whitcombe I V>**s. B leel- * Mc?we«T,y, ManI fcam. LichfiaSd Hotel, Manchester \ High Etreet; Mr Messrs MM gtreet; Mr Belmer, * SSShtaeSS" Beauchamp and Bell, JSSSte*-" 0 * 1 Bros., Tuam c stoeSt- q Walkdbn, City Purveyor. I The r *P ort were P ut = i & Hnlbert ' ,econd f d '. S . % mans, it wm rnolved to procure the ? %■£% hoK for the fire brigade, recomI BscdS*? BnperiDtendent Harris, at a cost 4 if the water supply comI ZL WM (till in existence, and whether or % not U int*n«3ed to submit any aoheme to the '■' f Hβ thought that if they returnI naoded the previous scheme or an enlarge- £ meat of it, it *onld now be acoeptrd by the I Ztepijen.—Or. Hiorns said the committee I hi gtill in exisience, but after the rebuff 't which they had received from the ratepayers, I he did not thick they would be inclined to I jyjug the matter forward again Just yet.—Cγ. I Luatert wferred to the fire at Gisborne, and I asked whether or not t&ere was a water supply 1 there—Or. Hulbert said in that case damage I to the extent of £100.000 had been done, and I tk» wo* thine might occur in Christchurch I any dsy.—Tne Mayor suggested that a f notion should be tabled with a view to the [ floation b«irg discuiied at next meeting. Hβ wai of opinion that a scheme should be ! eotsiiderfd without further delay.—Or. Hul- ! fesrt inhKqnettly gave notice that he would bow at next meeting—"That the water supply committee take into their oonsidera- ' tun the que»tioß~of an efficient water supply ! for the city of Cbri»tchuroh." 1 Or. Bowman called attention to the state of I the tramway lines, and asked whether it 1 wobM not be better for the Council to take f the matter in hand, so as to prevent the I poflsMlity of accidents occurring.—Or. Bishop I mi it had been admitted that this was outI lid* the joriidietion of the Council—Cr.VinI cent iQjigetted that the repairs might be I made, find the cost charged to the Tramway I Company.-—The Mayor thought the oity j furreyor might again call the attention of the I eomptsy to the matter. I 0?. Vincent said the company shonld be in--1 lormed that if they did pot keep the lines in I proper repair the Council would be obliged to I Uia the extreme course of cancelling the oonI etuios. I fhe Mayor said he would have a lettei cent somewhat to that effect. Or. Lsnitson moved—" That theJltime has arriTed whea the Courcil should consider the adnsibOity of erecting cart bridges to replace: the preaer* , footbridge* across the river in Abo , *** '•' 3 Gloucester streets." These weioq Rspcxhe principal streets in the ( . sM he aw no reason why they uhould be left vithont cart bridges, particularly as the fcrsiEe wat rapidly increasing. He had reoesred a numerously signed petition in the caie of the Antigua street bridge, whioh he vonld presest at the proper time. Or. L&mbert seconded the resolution. He could tpeak mow partioularry as to the seoeetity for abridge at Gloucester fctreet. —Or. Ouff opposed the motion, ua the ground that the Council «m sot at present in a petition to carry out these works. In his opinion neither of ticee bridge* was required. There vas already sufficient means of ooffimaoiea!ionin thevioinity of Gloucester street, sod trith regard: ; to Antigua street tiers vw sot scffieient traffio to warrant the eipenditare.—Or. Lambert agreed with the Utt ipesker, and thought that if there was any money available it should be applied to improving the exiiting bridges in other lotilitiei that required repairs.—Or. Bishop sympsihiied with Or. Louisson in the matter, and da not see why the two streets mentioned in his motion should be left out in the ©aid.—Or. Hiorcs snpportedthe motion.—Or. Srdeaven thought that the street crossings WM of far greater importance than these bndgei.—Cr. Hulbert said he would support tse proposal if the Council had the money to expand in the way suggested. The Mayor aia the question was—were the bridges neoesear, end oouia the Council afford the expenditure? The matter had better be referred to the works committee and the finance committee for their report. Or. Bishop ragfested that the works committee should be ssxed, when forming their estimate for am year's work, to take the question of these bridges into their consideration.—Or. Louisson «*pM««l his wflliDgness to acoept this suggestion. With regard to the financial aspect of the question, whenever any new *orks were suggested, it was at onco said that th«e were no fuods. He did not himself see the necessity of having a floating balance of «wOO not bearing interest when there were pwssiog works to be done. It-was resolved — That the question be referred to the waki committee to seeertain if there are ftmdi which can be allocated for these «orki," Tbt Council then went into committee, and flarejuming adjourned.

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CITY COUNCIL., Press, Volume XXXVII, Issue 5126, 7 February 1882

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