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LYTTELTON. The usual fortnightly meeting of this Council was held on Monday night. Present—His Worship the Mayor, Ore. Allwright, Thompson, Cook, Webb, Hildyard, Brice, McClatchie, and Stinson. Leave of absence was granted to Cr. Joyce. Correspondence was received from Messrs Harman and Stevens, stating they had sold the whole of the land above Dampier's Bay, and asking the Council to take over the roads running through the land. The matter was referred to the Works Committee. From the Charitable Aid Board/asking for a reduction on the rates for scavengering for the Orphanage Asylum. Referred to the Finance Committee to report on at next meeting. From Mrs Flett, asking that some repairs should be done to the footpath close to her cottages on the Sumner "road. Referred to the Works Committee. The Finance Committee's report was read and adopted. The amounts received since last meeting were £324 Is 10d, aud accounts amounting to a>237133 8d were passed for payment. Re Illingworfih'e costs—The matter was referred to : the Finance Committee a fortnight back, and the Committee decided to allow the Council to settle the matter. Cγ. Brice moved—"That no rebate be allowed to Mr lllingworth." Cr. Hildyard seconded the motion. Cr. Stinson moved as an amendment —" That the Council pay £10 of the costs." Cr. Allwright seconded the motion. The amendment was lost on the voices, and the mot:on was carried. The report from the Foreman of Works was read, stating'that the men had been engaged on the footpath on the Sumner road, which was a great improvement to the town. The men were to be engaged on Tuesday Iα laying water on to the Heathcote Encampment Ground. Cr. Allwright moved — "That a rate of 9d in the pound be struck on all rateable property in the borough of JLyttelton, payable on May Ist, 1890." Cr. Stinson seconded the motion. Cr. Webb said the general rate of 9d would be an increase on the whole rate, as those ratepayers who - were out of the water supply radius and scavengering would have to pay the same as those who were enjoying those benefits. He would ask that a rate be struck of 9d in the water area and '6d /outsfde that area, that is if it is possible. Cr. Webb moved as an amendment — "That a general rate of 6d in the £ be struck." ; Cr. Hildyard seconded the 1 amendment pro forma, and said that looking at the Bank-book he was in favor of striking a rate of Is in the £. There were plenty of improvements to be effected in the town which money-was wanted for. Cr. McClatchie spoke in favor of the ninepenny rate. The amendment was lost and Cr. Allwright's motion was carried, Cr. Webb being" the only dissentient. Re the fence near St, Saviour's Church, Cr. Thompson drew attention to the bad state of the fence there. The matter was referred to the Works Committee, with power to act. On the motion of Cr. Hildyard, it'was resolved to clean the Council drain which runs at the back of Messrs W. B. Allwright's and J. Pltcaithley's properties. The Council t||en adjourned.

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BOROUGH COUNCILS., Press, Volume XLVII, Issue 7515, 2 April 1890

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BOROUGH COUNCILS. Press, Volume XLVII, Issue 7515, 2 April 1890

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