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CITY COUNCIL.

I The ordinary meeting of the above was __ held last night. Present—His Worshij j5 the Mayor, Crs. Ayers, Vincent, Jenkins | Louisson, Bowman, Hosking, Crooks I Prudhoe, Reese, River, Lambert, anc I Brice. I The receipts for the fortnight were stotec as being £644 3s Id. The credit balanu at the bank was stated as being J83349 7i lid. Accounts to the amount of —1792 17s 6d were passed for payment, i Correspondence was read as under.-— From the Returning Officer, Mr G. L. Lee, stating that Mr Charles Partridge ; Hulbert had been elected as Mayor. From Mr T. S. Weston, asking that hit fee of three guineas in the case of thj Corporation v Angus, should be paid. I His Wobship explained the attitude hj had taken in the matter. When the cosfi were allowed he simply assented to it as-1 § Justice of the Peace, under a mißappra hension that the course had been follows! before. ' - )§ [ Cr. Louisson moved that the letter be |aid on the table. if I *Cr., Vincent seconded the motion, whi|h §raß carried. If I From Mr A. Shaw, asking for thirty feSt Additional frontage on the river for the |poat sheds. '• « f| On the motion of Cr. Jenkins the application was referred to the Reserves Co4_paittee to report. '$>. J The report of the City Surveyor was reftd &s follows . — . M m No. I—Armagh street bridge is now finished, with the exception of painting the Jailing and laying down a kerbing to the ibotpath. The painting cannot be done Antil all the dust creating work of makiSg fsp the approaches is completed, and the *erb cannot be laid until the ground .is ifroperly settled. The approaches to tin Bridge will be finished to-day, so that tfie bridge can be thrown open to the public t -morrow. No. 2—l have had prepared Jfc rge scale plan of Cemetery reserve, also a an showing different roads from Chris* Lurch to the reserve. I have aurveyed as c available roads, and 1 find the one mol itable would be down Cashel street m inal reserve, and across Mr - Attwoodji lipid to reserve No. 210. . This route & Colored red on the plan. The approximate i»st of road and tramway (as good aa tha* already laid in Christchureh) would be al fallows I—Forming road from Ollivier's road; M City Council reserve, 67 chains at £& jfeOl; shingling do, 67 chains at £3, £2011 iSI chains of tramway, including material d laying, at .£23 per chain, £4163 ; fencing c side of reserve, 47 chains at £3, £141 -,-m I -total, £4100. No. 3—A number of tenders fr horse work were received, and the 'orks Committee have the subject undejf ,£ g The first and second clause of the repor| 'passed without discussion. |: | On the third clause, Cr. Aybbs explained Shat the Works Committee had received a (large number of tenders, which showes? ithat there would be a saving on the coat or ;the work to the Council. He would desire' the Council to give them power to accepfc .tenders, because the Council would m_| [meet again, for a month. He would move ;—" That the Work 3 Committee have powej to accept a tender or tenders for the perf formance of the Council work with carts and horses, provided the Works Committed can see that there will be a substantial Council,,** 7 .1 i .. Cr. JKrvEB seconded the motion. it- \ i Crs. Bowman and Jenkins opposed t%, <M V- Cr. Reese said they had a responsible Icontractor offering to take over the k)f the plant of the Council at a valuatioja Itobe prepared by two valuators. The»B IJffould be a great saving,, as the'Councg ?wonld see when he stated that they, had an pffer for 9s 9d per day for horse, man a|p Jenkins moved as an f That a special meeting of the Council #c sailed to consider the report of the Workß fommittee'on the matter." J* Cr. Louisson seconded the •which was carried, Cr. Ayers withdraw_% lis motion. # 5 It was resolved to hold the special niee]|* ling On Friday next at 3 p.m. ,&* fTln' reply to Cr. Ayers, the Mayob said h$ Relieved that tbe boatsheds on fwere not assessed to pay rates to the cityp I Cr. CBOOKB moved—-"That the usu|3 fgrant of JE2S be passed to the Popular Sports Association." fc ,< Cr. Pbpdhoe seconded the motion, which Iwas carried during a short discussioi§f Muring which the Mayor expressed hM Measure at seeing that the Popular Spor{j» association had determined to keep up thjj£ anniversary Day. '_<' ; W. CCr. Hoskinq moved—"That,'a- retur^ s ielaid on the table, showing the lure of rates in the different 'wards of th^> _ity." ■'■■■■■■■'■■■' ft !lHis Wobship said no record had beeif %pt of expenditure in wards, as thki | Qpuncil had impartially spent the money; Lwberever works were necessary. The! of .eceipts from the various whrds was prepared. g I fe'Cr. Aybes seconded the motion pro/omog I urging Cr. Hosking to bring forward anjj I cfse of neglect as to works in his wardj; {Be was of;opinion that the NJB. Ward had| more work done in it than the S JE. Wardg contributed 60 largely towards th# \osy revenue. One or two large wor_% done in the N_3. Ward would swallow u_g _ll the ward had contributed and more. | t?U_fter a discussion in which Crs. Crooks.*, jlambert, and Reese took part, all of them* Minting out that tiie N.E. ward had been, jnbst li_erally--dealt with, Cr. Hoskingj Withdrew the resolution. ] *J *This being tiie last oirdinary meeting of '- We Council at whiQihis Worship would i&h Cr Aybbs said it fell to hia lot to move a Of thanks to his Worship, conveying Sgie high, appreciation of the Council for the manner in which he had filled the ffliair during the past two years. From the lime hia Worship had taken the chair to the present evening he had shown himself thoroughly competent to discharge the !|uties of the office. He now moved—"That Sitaiß Council record a hearty vote of thanks 3to his Worship the Mayor for his able, courteous, and gentiemanly conduct as tMayor of the city for two years." _ ''■ Cr. Lambbbt seconded the motion, and _poke in high terms of eulogy of his Worship, whohadjmost ably and creditably upheld the honor and dignity of the office. He only trusted the successor to his Worship would be equally successfuL ___ Vincent, Kiver, Louiaaon, Reese, Bowman, Prudhoe, Brice, Jenkins, Hosking and Crooks spoke in terms of high commendation of the able manner in which hia Worship had filled the chair during the two years, and expressing their wsspect and esteem for him, and regret at hisleavmg theCounciL ' . ' The motion having been put by toe Town Clerk, was carried unanimously amid cheers. ..,.••.'.•„._ Hia Wobship said that he felt it somewhat difficult te find words to reply to the many kind expressions from the Councillors. The work of the office had been onerous, but he had been sustained by the able and efficient aid of tiie mambers. His sole aim had been twdo the best he could for the benefit of the city. One thing he was glad to be, able to say that all business done in the Council had been above board. He thanked them most heartily, and could assure them that he felt it exceedingly hard to part from a body with whom he had worked so amicably. The time might come when, if his health ! would permit, he might once more enter

She Council again. He did not take allthe Fcredit to himself if he" had succeeded in] [doing his duty welL This was owing toj Pthehelp afforded by the members of the I Council, aad also tho officers, who. had done: their duty welL He should never forget; j the kindness and respect he had received, from one and all during his term of office.; [Cheers.] > ' The Pb-ss was appointed as the official paper of the Council for 1884. After gianting one license the Council adjourned to January 7th, 1884. _.

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CITY COUNCIL., Press, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5688, 11 December 1883

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