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CITY COUNCIL.

Monday, August 11. I The ordinary meeting of the above was! held at 7 p.m. Present—His Worship the! Mayor, Crs. Lonisson, Hosking, Lambert J Kiver, Crooks, Bennetts, Brice, Ayers. I Apologies were received from Cra. Bow* man and Vincent. H Tbe receipts for the fortnight were] stated as being J61281 16s 8d; the credifi balance at the Bank was stated aabeinjfl £2032 6s 7d; accounts to the amount ofl £503 19s 8d were paseed for payment. I The Matoe reported that since the laafcl meeting of the Council, as members were! probably aware, smallpox had been intro-l dueed into New Zealand, and it was con-1 sidered neceesary to take immediate action! to prevent the spread of tne disease in the! event of its reaching Christohurch. He, asl Chairman of the Local Board, considered itl advisable, for. various reasons, to act mi [conjunction with the District Board off ■Health in the matter, -with the result that 1 Istepe had been takes to isolate casee on ] gemergency. A medical officer had consented to act, nunea had been vaccinated, Irad would be available if required. An nmbulanco bad been eecored, and the IChairman of the District Beard, with [the medical officer, had selected a site, and Eft temporary building was in course of erec[tton, which would be ready in a , few days for the reeeptioa of patients if required, f the expenses to be borne by the District; and Local Boards of Health in proportion" to population. The matter was an urgent ' - ■•■■T°*i , ' a Tlilfff KaMy ' awh - a i

hS>toJf would apprOTe ot *• ™**$' CfcDomssoK moted-*' That the *&„ * * approved - a «*i% A , ,9V■; ;Lahbkbt seconded the >wlacb. was carried. "waa^ A petition was received asMac tt»*. striking of a separate rate ot 1« ]»«* pound for removal of night soih irj petition was signed by 2215 votes. * It was agreed to accede to the pt&*» the petition, and a special meettogaf «? Council was fixed for August 25thf «& ftj£ p.m., to confirm the resolution maMa*? special rate, the Town Clerk teSteV. < structed to give the requisite notices The following correspondence wej »~» —From Mr Simpson, calling atteaKo^? the bad drainage in Queen street onia* S the absence of surface drainage. nJz printed out by the Chairman of the WoS Committee that the work would be d«anti once if the residents complied with the W i laws of the Council as to the contribajS£ of the cost. It was resolved to send i» answer to the effect that so soon agtu usual contribution was paid in the tng would be done. Prom Dr. Nod»a stating that, on September let, 1888 | j had reported that in his opinion the (Si Cemetery should be closed. Now thtf new cemetery had been opened at tfe Sandhills he was strongly oft pinion tta the other cemetery should be closed. F«» the Government staking that they w received the resolutions on the subjects the defence of the colony passed at fto meeting held at Chrietohurch recent)* i which was received. From Mr Cuff, fjjy warding tracing of a portico and verand^ 1 intended to be erected in connection witfc j the building intended to be placed on the jLnte of Fashion House, Cashei street, ft jjlwaa resolved to remit the matter to U» ijWorks Committee. From Mr Stranaghaij, Basking that the urinal in Victoria street J should be allowed to remain undieturWlas a public convenience. The consider*. I tion was deferred until the Sanitary Coin. 3 mittee's report had been read. Fromlb 3 T. G. Eussell, acting clerk of the ParU*.' I mentary Debating Club, asking for theij» of the Council Chamber on Wednfcj<W evenings on payment of the gas and otS« necessary expenses. It was resolved t&ifc * the request be granted, subject to the ja*. ment of the coat of gas, fuel, and atttq4> once. The report of the City Surveyor we* read as follows,:— 1. The question of removing nrituQ mm I Whately road, and re-erecting it in CatbeI dral square wae referred to mc sThrt I Council meeting to report upon. The «** - I will be aB follows:—Taking down ancire- » erecting, .£27; cost of new one at back, fe. i I eluding expense of erecting, JBSO; eannecfr ■ Sing with sewer, .£10; artesian well to loins| I stratum, about £200, or a total of iSKsA I* The water from the upper stratum will act lyrise high enough to flush the urinal. 3, The JnVorks Committee recommend that'ltt wubic yards of broken stone should bg ob> ■gained to repair bad places that may occnr Br are already in the roads. 3. In compaay ■nth the Drainage Board Engineer I haw examined the locality of the Southern Hotel Brith a vie>v to advising a better system «f Rtorm water drainage, and I see by the n> Sfcort of the last Board meeting thattht jEnginet r ia instructed to take steps (heft Bill improve it. With regard to the bettor Srainage of the east end of Licbfioldstr«4 . ;fe came to the conclusion that notoW ■ouldbe done at present, as thera is no v* SHerground sewer at that place, and the Vast of constructing one would be yen 'Mfrge and only partially remedy the eviL cAn application has been sent ia to erect Klass portico over the footpath ia Caafed. Breet, and as it differs in form from ti» sgolation verandah lately approved by tl)« Souncil, it is necessary for the Councils» I Heal with the application. 5. In the moatit\t>2 July last there weie nine building p«*« Hmits granted, and the amount taken ia Jaeea amounted to 15a. .' M The clauses of the report were 008& HHered seriatim. On clause 1, the Ckjj* Sban of the Works Committee Bfcliat in view of the immense expeuae.J&s. ECouimittee could not recommend the *H Bmoval of the uriual as proposed onclthe i erection of the new one, and he mowi' ■ that the recommendation be adopted, jhi* f was seconded by Cγ. Bhnnkets, to. The [remainder of the olattsea w«K* approved. The reports of Inspector Hobbs «a£ ;Leahywereread. ~ - " 1 The following report was read from to*; Finaiice Committee i—^'Yoer [begeto inform the Coancil that thetta* has arrived for pressing for the recommonde that all rates unpaid be eusd. j for without further notice." Cr. Hossxka hoped that the Coisadl Krould not unduly press the citizens ia tide Heason of depression, [llear, hear.] . ■ n Cr. LoraseoN pointed out that this mc Ifnerely a formal notice, and he took itthft M/Ouucil would not unduly press any of Out The year was drawing to *._ wloee> and certainly the officers of thfr jfcouncil muet bo armed with some resole** ftion. 8 His Wobshxp- the Matos eaid he hlte fflwith Councillor Hosking that the period ■of depressioa was not a time when ■Council should press for the rat?s,bniil; ■was necessary that the ratepayers ehaM / ■be reminded what their rates were - ■So far as be could govern the mattori* ■would take care no hardship would be is* • ■flicted. I The report was then approved. I The-following report wae seai-ihsm iJ» I Eeaersres Committee :—" Tons Committee I re-advertised for tenders for lewtng'l^^ II reserve at Chaincy's Corner, and rtolTWtj I the applications attached hereto, I decided to leave to the Council to I reject without making any recciaqassw& I tioii. Tou» Committee j approval the accompanying BCals!s3t', Itjhargea for the hire of boats at tb*sGps4 f sheds." , 4 :^ t I The tenders received were two.fc' I numbeß, one at per annum sad casss. 1 £45. After some discussion, in the cenaft; 1 of which Cr. Hoslring deprecated theffl)fijs I tauce of SSO per annum for IQQQtat&WI was resolved to leave the ta&WiW I the hands of the Mayor to accept *t®&?l I on certain conditions. I'.''^ The scale of charges submitted by.fafr: Committee for the hiring of boats s**J adopted. ~ - . , ;.\j The following report*was read bonsw»' Satutary Committee:— " Your CommilM*, vieited the night coil reserve iaofdefw re-report on the water supply there, «* finds that there ia the same supply the late contractor found formerly eoJfr dent for Mβ requirements, but reooHHß*l»v the Council to erect a force pump *9* another -water trough, or two tanks. A lengthy discussion ensued, and nf* , I mately Cr. Hoexma moved the lof the words to the end of the rejw% I "at acoat not exceeding J81O." a « I Cr. Bbnnhttb seconded the motion, aw, of the treatment the Coßtfmittee had received at the hands of ■jpouncil, and stated that if mi the Committee were of hie mind 4«*f Brould resign. . «^ 9 The question for the adoption of 8* ■report as proposed, with, the Bnoved by Cr. Hosking, was then Rroticg for and four against. The &*&s I gave hia casting vote £n favor of t» l *.'i*'I port, at the same time expressing *» j opinion that the report was exceeaaspt J unsatisfactory. ft The following report was readfraa,*"* ■By-law Committee^-"Your CoanaW ■has received notice from the m Pvisiag that the decision of the E®*®Sg iMagietrate in the case of Council t i»«*s. I son should be appealed agaiast. I Committee therefore recommend th» Wf* - I appeal be made at ence." . '•' I The report was approved by 6to 3. >■* IfcCr. Ceookb said he wished to Iβ was the horees of the Council were w* leailable in caee of fire. The <^ eß^ Iftgine waited twenty minutea for Hpturday, and then they bad to »*»r;™« nfcrse out of a carrier*a cart. jit* IB Cγ. Bpesxsa spoke also of tee -*»*aj JShich had occurred at the jßre brigade station, where the £Kg&sgl Jmgine remained for fifteen IBut the horses coming up. Iβ The Surveyor eaid that on the fflf the alarm the h«rses were 8 * Hides of the city, and tb.ua.. tfee ■*»* B J BThe Matob pointed out that Bendent of the Fire Brigade had * So hire boreea from a c9^t^e^Jl^m i

t of the Fire Brigade and I during the absenceof 1 Cr seconded the motion, which I several licensee the

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CITY COUNCIL., Press, Volume XL, Issue 5901, 12 August 1884

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