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;| , •—T^, :?, The ordinary meeting was held last sfcjgbfc. Present—The Mayor (presiding), igie. Vineenfc, Tait,.Griiisted,Kive>, "Manning, Gray, Pradhoe, Hosting, Looibbch, lEßdzews, Sowman, Crooka. RfThe receipts fox the past fortnight -were {stated as being—On general JE6OO

i Id; suspense account, -£147 S3 3d. Ac-, rants ordered to be paid as follows.—j

general eccount, £54A 18a; loan accorays £548 15s 9d j easpenae account, £1 8a 9d j| cemetery account, JBB:6s 83. The credit! .balance was stated aa Toeing £1614 10s Id. f '- The following correspondence was read-ff From Mr Superintendent Turton, witfi reference to the fire on January 28th, whenr "the Tire Brigade were holding their anni» pi jnic. In reply to questions from tw Oh&innan of the Fire Brigade CommittME the letter stated that six members o! aftBrigactej "With five ex-members of fjfp Brigade, had responded to the atid that in the event of a largefee about fifteen more ex-members would have been ready to act. 2&§ Tortott then went on to explain ft* fgpme length that the doors of the Lichfieuf street station were not locked, and thin those who attempted to open them hm done bo the wrong way, which had block&a them. The accident to the Extingaishep had very likely occurred by the ne& leather washer having swelled. Tatar Superintendent stated that in the event |£ a fire happening when the Brigade we|j| : out of town he was assured of the serricwi of a body of experienced ex-members. TW letters of Mr Barne, the Secretary of tin, Fire insurance Association, and the Fiwj Inspector of the Association, Mr Maddt*| eon, were also read, and Cr. Hosking/, Chairman of the Fire Brigade Committee,; also gave an explanation. ; After a lengthy discussion, Cr. Gaoose moved**" That the whole correepoadence be referred to the Fire Brigade Committee to report." . -. . . f This was seconded by Cr. Hobktng, and agreed to. i

The Mayor was authorised to seal the deed of easement between the Council ana the trustees of tie Packer estate. ; A report was read from Dr. Nedwill, Acting Officer of Health, with reference to an outbreak of dysentery at New Bri:htoa, which, he had been informed, was caused by the milk supplied from one particular dairy in the neighborhood. The report went on to speak of the steps taken in this matter so far back as 1881,-and pointed out that though an Order in Council hau been isroed on. the 19th 188k no advantage had been taken of the Osiet/ and dairies etill remained uninspected.. The report further urged the necessity o£ : the sale of milk being under stridti control, as it was frequently the means by: which disease?, euca as diphtheria andi typhoid fever, were disseminated. A second letter was read from Dr. Nedr.vay stating that he had, acting unfe r instructions from the Mayor } visited the dairy from which tue milk was supplied, which w88" supposed to have given riE*e to the outbreak of dysentery at New Brighton. The proprietor had shown the Medical Officer over the premises, but had declined t? give a list of persons to whom he had sold milk until he lai consulted his solicitor. In the absence of further information, Dr. Nedwill was not in a position to say that the milk from this dairy had caused the sickness attributed to it. The Matob suggested that the members of the City Council should be supplied with copies of the former letter of Dr. Nedwill as regarded a general local Board of Health, and also those with reference to the dairies, and then they could come down next meeting prepared to discuss f horn. . .

Cγ. LomssoK thought there was no necessity for this, but the whole might be referred to the Sanitary Committee, who could refer the subject to the various local bodies. He would move—r" That the mlttee, witn Cγ. Tmcem, n» mim. t»^ w . municate with the various local bodies, and ask them to join in forming a Central Board of Health."

Or. Bowman seconded the motion.

A lengthy discussion ensued, in which Crs. Vincent, Crooks, Prndhoe, and Andrewa took part, and the special reports of the Inspector of Nuisances were read as to two dairies in the city in which no provision had been found for dairy purposes. The resolution was then put and carried. The City Surveyor's report stated that taps had Been put on the artesians that supply the underground tanks at the following places:—At the junctions of Barbadees and St. Asaph streets, Durham and Salisbury streets, Manchester and Gloucester streets, and Montreal and St. Asaph streets; and keys had been furnished to the Eire Brigade stations. The Gloucester street 6m artesian well was now down 116 ft, and the St. Asaph street 4in artesian well was now down 44ft. The fountain, with basin, on the Town Hall site, was completed. Tenders have been invited for alterations at Chester street Fire Brigade station. After considerable discussion, mainly on a point of order caused by Cγ. Andrews moving—" That the Mayor do now leave the chair/ the report was approved. The reports of the Inspectors of Nuisances were read and received.

The report of the Combined Committee stated tut th»y had drawn up the conditions f*r letting the Corporation Tramway, and submitted them to the Council for its approval and directions. The conditions were read and discuaaed seriatim, and. agreed to with some unimportant alterations.

The report of the Committee appointed to consider the question of the Corporation baths was read. The Committee reported that they would recommend the favorable consideration of the offer of Mesere Shaw and Tidd, but at present there were certain difficulties in the way. They therefore recommended that the present Corporation bath be removed at the end of the present season.

Or. Louisson moved the adoption of the report, which was agreed to. The report of the Committee appointed to investigate the claim made by Mr Maddison for compensation in connection with plans furnished by him at the competition tor Town Hall designs was read. After reciting the history of the matter, the] report went on to state that on October* 3rd, 1879, Mr Maddison was informed tha& he would have no claim against thel Council, aad that immediately he submitted his plan to the The Committee, therefore, reported thai; Mr Maddison had no claim upon the Council for compensation, nor was there any minute of a promise on the part osp the Council to engage Mr Maddison a& architect if other wan the buildings thei under consideration were erected at an||i time. ■ $\

i Cr. Lotnssox moved the adoption of the report, and entered into a very long exs planation of the whole circumstances of the case. r

Cr Manning seconded the motion, which, was carried after a long debate. - : > Cr. Vincent asked whether the 1 Committee had considered the proposaMjo convey the night soil and dust by Su tramway, as he saw they had called fw tenders for the year ? m^ Cr. Cbooes replied that the Commitße had not yet decided what was to be donefb fihin matter. % In reply to Cr. Soaking, Cr. Cbooes stated that the conditions were the saiee as now eadsted. Of course, the tendereffi would consider the fact of the existing, and the Committee would alio Bubmit the tenders they might receive to theCouncn. f. In reply to Cr. Prndhoe, the Town Clerk said the only lost propirtjr left at the City Council office by oabmeS which had not been claimed was tin .umbrella, but when the customary shilling was asked for, the lady said it* was nof ■worth it. p

■. Cr.HosKnra moved—"That the waters pillars be converted into tains, by the insertion of taps and iroaj; nugß attached by a chain, and thatth* fountain in Cathedral square be repajrelp md put in good brier." ; J Cγ. Geat seconded the motion, wHcHg ifter some discussion, was negatived, ana die matter referred to the worke-Com-nittee. Cγ. Gβ ay moved—"That the Surveyor furnish au estimate of the cost of asvhalt-

Baxter a to Austin's, from Stranaghan'e to Gapes*, and from Bowman's to Griebrook'e."

Cγ. Osikbtko seconded the motion, wliicn was carried. ! The Council then adjourned at 10.30! ■am. -.-... * I

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CITY COUNCIL., Press, Volume XLIII, Issue 6362, 9 February 1886

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