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CITY COUNCIL.

[ A special meeting of the City Council' was held at 7 p.m. Present—His Worship the Mayor, Crs. Crooks, Prudhoe, Lambert, [Hosking, Bowman, Louisson and Vincent. The object of the meeting was to confirm the Cemetery by-law, which was confirmed and sealed, and copy ordered to be sent to the Colonial Secretary. An ordinary meeting was then held. Thereceipts for the fortnight were stated as being £70013s Id. Accounts to the amount of £857 Is 4d. The amount to the credit of the Council wan stated as being £1318 sssd.

A letter was read from Mr Selby, asking for leave to give lectures in the Theatre on Sunday evenings. . r Cr. Lambebt strongly opposed the grant-: ing of permission, which was seconded by Cr. Prudhoe. j

Cr. Hoskino moved as an amendment 1 —** That the request be granted," and this, iras seconded by Cr. Cbooks. . Cr. Bowman supported the amendments md took occasion to express his opinioii ihat such narrow-minded persons as CrJ jjambett were sot fit to be rulers amongs_ nen. He thought same pnvdege] Ihould be granted to Mr Selby as had beenf liven to Jfi Ivo. ' -3 iCr. Andbbws said that so far as he 1 fould learn Mr Selby was a gentleman of teat talent, and had been up to lately the : fecretary of a Toung Men's Christian association. ■•■ ■The amendmest was then put and carfed, Crs. Prudhoe and Lambert only disputing. r A letter was read from the Inspector of Prisons on the subject of the Look Hospial, stating that after the 28th February

I ! p-sSS_S__afea I several quert&M iditure Sriaotetol the obtaining nftKTki* °«t t*> officials, provided d the m. These queK.bid *Si& ered, and he summSi «T-A ncl! '■*<* eshould s matter. *'^ tu «- 1 u w> ooaaid et £ Bowman said the action of th« aB overnment aU through thS been to repudiate anyS,S crying out necessarTSutieg them by taking over the iS fh they had taken y. He thought thoy determined protest against nent doraganything like tbia. wJt rould move-" That theiaK red to a Committee comnhtS?*] r, Crs. Vincent, Louisson, I*6*2 Jowman, to report u*fl*g VracßST seconded the motion Andbbws felt very stronab _ had taken over the provincial toS* .and with them theUabiSaffl >f money spoken of by Or. BoimS should the city of ChristenS, I upon to spend money for tttebenJ jdistriot as a whole? Hoskiso said, bo far as he could fl, he coat to the Government in egrrefc his Act amounted to the murtl* of £50 per annum. The citH rht, should not take upthamajfe, w P c incurring an erwJJ whilst they had no powers tela m the suburbs. 9 Matob said that the gaol at i on, and the officials, being at tbed of the Government, there would a ich expense to them, whereas it t or Selwyn County Council took-l ol of the matter it would be ate r one. It would be for them to l case strongly before the Goverataa acertain whether they were of opiai the Act should be carried out or not a motion, after some further disci was carried, a following letter was read from 3 rilson re New Brighton Tramway tentiemen,—As temporary Chaun c original promoters of thepropu Brighton Tramway from the C ail's new cemetery grounds to the a 1,1 am directed to respectfully iufc: Worship and the, s Council that, m onstruction of the line to the cci the promoters, simultaneously,« so as possible, will endeavour to o ; their portion of the line to X ton, and will be prepared to cobsk rably any proposition emanatingfn Worship and the Council retpecUi rorking of the line from the projot tchurcn tramcar station to the js< iton terminus, either by the Coum the promoters and ehareholdero iroposed line, which,,, from ito hhh er directness and several milessfcoffc — ace than any other tramway jetpr i poßed. will enable the Una to nresei a speedier and much cheaper facilities to th 5C 16,0 0, more or less, persons residing \ m Christchurch and Linwood visiting tl m township of New Brighton, yielding tot! M joint interests of the Council and the efc&i 1 holdersoftheproposedexteadediineama a greater return will be assured than can c? J be realised by any other lino of tramw, F from Christchurch to this most convenie W and highly healthy watering place, irrespe h | tive of its shorter distance, and some tho _ sands of pounds cheaper cost of comtrn | ■ tion. lam further directed to respectful S remind your Worship and the Council tJu X as the promoters of the Company ■which S j have the honor to represent were the fir « [ to bring their proposals before the Hunic »■' pality, they confidently hope and erpc 1 ; that they will receive at the hands of yoi 4 i Worship and the Council the fullest priori W of consideration dua to their being the & Sgtj move i Q a public undertaking whit _| promises to connect; the city, not only wit gfthe healthiest portion of our seaboardjbi Bthe directest lino to what must spwdi H become one of the most rapidly risk Hsuburbs of Christchurch. I have the hoot Into be, gentlemen, your obedient servant; m •* w. wasosi m> " New Brighton, W "18th December, 1884." m The Matob said it must be very grat m fying to the Council to find toattfiss c m deavours to construct a tramway w £ 3 Cemetery had met with such favour, bb §9 had induced so many branches to be jn =S posed. It showed that the Council lad ns m moved in the matter too soon, si It was resolved that Mr Wilson i»l *£ formed that the matter would n*csi>\ or attention from the Counoil when the rafe fjLpayers had agreed to the loan. ' OB A report was read from the Basons _Bom—ittee, to whom the subjeot of hoard rSgnga had been referred, recommenduigtki ,«he hoardings on the river bank te ri Jbioved. I|E Cr. Hoskihq moved tho adaption of ill Report, which was agreed to. if Some discussion ensued upon the st&ga of Cr. Andrews that the various Con jfmitteeß should meet at some fixed d&ti Jdastead of having them now called at a pbimes by the Chairmen of the varioi JaPommitteee, but no resolution waeamre I j Cr. Hoskiso asked — (1) How van, sjSittinga a Councillor can be absent withon dtosing his seat. (2) Whether it was m Jmcient apology for a Councillor to say ttl Mjr. So and-so will not be here, or for ton sane to put his head in at the door and is <9_Cr. So-and-so will not be here to-night." h The Matob in reply said (1) four sitting! jjspd (2) the kind of apology spoken of wa SKffioient if accepted by the Council t {apologies without objection, f* Cr. Vihcbnt called attention to* & (Setters in thd papers respecting the fiSfe; {wate of several rights-of-way in the city., |« The Matob said it was a fact that v jjßghts-of-way were not in a good state, m $c could not understand how it was fin §lhe inspectors had not seen into tfci Shatter before it came out in the publl Papers. 9 Cr. Cbooks called attention to a very ted muisance existing at the rear of Parier'i ppuildings in Gloucester street. Lj The Matob said the attention of the i* Kpectors would be called to the matter. 8 Cr. Andbbwb drew attention to the Sbidence in the streets by the works of &£ gprainage Board, and also as to theorem ■hanging of trees over the footpaths, 1 The Matob said the subsidefice mJJ Rbeing attended to daily. With regard to Kthe overhanging of trees that should m pookedinto. , , j > I The Council went into c o_Ka__& mft

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CITY COUNCIL., Press, Volume XL, Issue 6009, 16 December 1884

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CITY COUNCIL. Press, Volume XL, Issue 6009, 16 December 1884

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