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CITY COUNCIL.

f The ordinary meeting of the ChrisS iirch City Council took place last evem ;, and was attended by his Worship thj[ yor, and Crs. Reese, Louisson, Bennetts sking, Crooks, Kiver, Vincent, Bowderl ers, Lambert, and Brice. _» ?he financial statement for the fortnigH wed the receipts to have been- On tIK leral account, .£1954 16s 7d ; suspense ount, j657 7s 7d; drainage accounfi 14 15s 2d. The expenditure was-JS aeral account, £1109 ; suspense account," !7; drainage account,* .£596 16s 4d. 3 credit balance at the Bank was )1113s.

Mr W. J. Waller asked the Counoil to 1 emit the ainout of 275, which he was fined] or selling kerosene without a license, as ie had told the Inspector he was not going] b sell any more. J ■ The Toww Clbbk explained what hadj pen done, and the action of the Inspector! ras approved. j

I The Chairman of the Fire Insuranci Lssociation wrote calling attention to til hot that the Superintendent, by a resoV ton of the Council, was not permitted fl Stinguisb. fires on the far sides of im jelte, and the writer explained in whs fay the risks were taken. 1

[The Matob explained that he had irl bucted the Superintendent to protect thl hildings referred to until the letter hadj feea considered by the Council. The| etion of the Mayor was approved, the nangements to continue for a month to liable the Association to give an answer as" I whether it would contribute to the pest f the Brigade when attending fires on the Lr sides of the belts.

jl A letter was also received from the same Association, asking that the chemical Ingine should attend fires outside the belt Hutil such times as the Monthly meeting <s the Association was held. '■ • iThe Gag Company wrote, asking the flbuncil to pay h-lf the expanse of ikying ctywn certain servico mains. iOn the Motion of Cr. Vr_-_w, the QJuncil protested against being expected w|pvF the amount asked, and,requested tijfe Directors of the/ Company to re-eon* sfaer their decision.

|Mr George Simpson drew the Conneß'a attention to the necessity for the formation gr Queen street. Referred to Works tJommittee to report. |Mr Charles Clark, as agent for A. C. gCnight, wrote asking the Council to, jjremove the urinal which was in V ictoria j gbtreet. Referred to the Sanitary CoiM piittee to report. _L f The Council decided to comply with th* [request from the Secretary of the "WidovS land Orphans Fund, A.0.F., to attend th* annual performance which takes place on August 14th at the Theatre Royal. \ The Government telegraphed declining* to proclaim the 22 ad July a public* holiday. i

The City Surveyor reported:—l. That all the broken metal which was contracted for was now delivered and on the roads. 2. Tenders were invited for the two buildi ings at the Cemetery, viz , the kiosk and | the shed containing closets and urinal, and the Works Committee recommended that jthe tender of Mr Twyneman be accepted. The tender price for the two buildings complete was .£204. 3. The dog kennels in the City Council yard would be finished to-morrow. Adopted. The Sanitary Committee reported that the site on the south-east side of the Cathedral, on which it is proposed to erect a urinal, had been considered by the Chapter and agreed to; and the Committee recommended the Council to erect a urinal there. Received; the consideration being postponed until the general report of the Committee is submitted.

The Reserves Committee, at the request •f Cr. Rbbsb, vere authorised by the Jounoil to accept tenders for fencing and tl__t-Ul the reserves, for whiak JBIoO had

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.pers cocceruing- M.es3ra S—u—r. Boattia id Co.'a sijjn-board, and in which letter so there appeared, a aMemeat that as*

earane<?B bad been receiredfroma tttble minority of Councillors tha? uMH wtion of the Council waa rSll <£s. LAMBKETand Bknnbtts, who *«- R B-fbe minority when the taS" X )».:rthe question, denied X umng marie any such assurance. Mu9 Mayor eaid it was known thaf, *v BB! itaisement in the letter wa3 "a cross ration of the facts of the case," andMU P^ , iad requested the City Surveyor to i. report, which he would ask be read. If?® » Mr Walkden wrote:— * l^

lln compliance with yonr Worship*. ~ luest that 1 should reply to the assertion fn Messrs Black, Beattie and Co/g letteT , wrhich appeared in the " Timee" ef theaS R>f the month, I beg to state aa follows [have never issued a permit or Heeasiti anyone to erect a calico sign in the eihT I have not given permission to erect utitnl board of any description in the dtvenST, IS3S. I never stated to kSS* [Black, Boattio and Co. that I had forgottee b resolution of the Council abeut'Bsj«. |>oards, although I may have said to ■hit 1 had onutted to carry out, or fei Jotten for a time to carry out, a resolnfoil grith respect to calico Eigns, thereby mSS •njthatlhad notdono it so quickly aaifcl might have been done. I do notbelie»!i jfcstructions were ever given to the poliMi fc interfere with sun blinds in the ciS?i ffhe Council refused permission to Black and Co. to eroct their sign-boaS? Men they applied for auch permission, aad B) Council authorised the rdmoval of tt Ser it was erected. ™* Wrhe audited accounts for the past quai. t#i were laid on the table. i flα accordance with a resolution of CrJ •rooks, returns were laid on the table*; Blowing the cost of erecting urinitlj in th* fityI After granting and refusing some license* the Council adjourned. ' ;

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CITY COUNCIL., Press, Volume XL, Issue 5877, 15 July 1884

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CITY COUNCIL. Press, Volume XL, Issue 5877, 15 July 1884

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