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The monthly meeting of the Aahburtoh Borough Council was held on Monday evening. Present — His Worship the Mayor, Crs. Friedlander, Brooke, Scott, Keir, McFarlane, Bird, and Williamson. 'The Mayor stated the debit balance at the Bank to be £1411 0s Sd. 'A number of letters were read and dealt with. The Hampstead Town Board agreeing to pay £25 towards the formation of the Northeast Town Belt, it was decided to put th c work in hand at once. On the motion of Cr. Brooke, seconded by Cr. Keir, it was decided to proceed with concrete channelling ,in several parts of the borough. The Works Committee recommended that tenders should be called for the ereccion of the Jubilee clock tower. The report was adopted. The Council went into Committee to consider the question of appointing a borough solicitor, and on resuming it was reported that Mr C; W.Purnell had been appointed to the office. Cr. McFarlane wrote tendering his resignation as a councillor. The resignation was accepted with regret. The Town Clerk was instructed to take the necessary steps to fill up the vacancy. The Council then sat as a Domain Board. Permission to use the Domain for holding a picnic was given the Primitive Methodist Sunday School. In reply to a letter from the Rovers Football Club asking for the use of the Domainfor a match with Leeston on Easter Monday, and to be allowed to charge for admission, it was decided to inform the Club that the Domain could only be had for football purposes on the terms originally agreed upon by the Council. The qnestion of using the ground on Easter Monday was referred to the Mayor to arrange with the Club.

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ASHBURTON., Press, Volume XLVII, Issue 7515, 2 April 1890

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ASHBURTON. Press, Volume XLVII, Issue 7515, 2 April 1890

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