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HIGHWAY BOARD MEETINGS. NEWTON DISTRICT.

Tin: annual meeting of the Newton highway board w«is held yesterday ut the Nowton Hall. Although advertised for 12 o'clock, it was considerably past' that hour before ratepayers mustercdsuHicicntly strong to proceed with the business. — On the motion of Mr. Jones, Mr. Richard Warnock was voted to tho chair. — The Chairman having read the advertisement convening the meeting, laid their first business was to to consider the report and balauce-ahoct, which ho road. Tho roport and balance-sheet were adopted without discussion. The following figures being abstracted from the balancesheet :— Cr.: Balance from last year, £23 14s. lid.; rates collected, £118 9s. 10d.; subscription, £21 : contribution from the Ponsonby Board, £40 10s. ; General Government graat, £70 Gs. ; Provincial Government grant, £101 13s. lid. i— total, £375 14s. M. Cr. : Ratos, £136 19s. Gd. ; metalling, channelling, &c, £76 0s. 9d.; bridges audfoulvcrts, £100; other works, £15 0s. 9d.; commission for collecting, £5 17s. (id. ; planting, £15 4s. ; Thistle Act, £2 Gs. 10d. ; balance in hand, £23 10s. 4d. ;— total, £375 Hi. 8d.— On tho motion of the chairman, seconded by Mr. Jones, tho report The meeting then proceeded to strike a rate, when it was agreed that the rate should be Id. in tho £ on the value to tell. Tho appointment of a new Board of Trustees was unnecessarily protractedf.no fewer than four scrutineers being appointed, of whom two were candidates. The voting disclosed the following figures : — Messrs- F. Jones, (51 ; McNairn, 57 ; McLean, 43 ; R. Warnock, 40 ; G. Read, 30 ; and Wilson, 29. The first five wtro declared to be duly elected. — Messrs. Billington, McLean, Jones, and Wilson acted as scrutineers. — The ordinary businoss of the meeting being concluded, Mr. Jones proposed that the Fencing Act Suspension Act, 1874, be introduced into the district. Ho said that the city of Auckland was afflicted with a nuisance of cows, which were uofc allowed to remain within the boundaries of the city, but were depastured in the suburbs, 'and the consequence was that not only were the fences in the suburb of Newton broken down by these intruders, but that other damage was done as well. He moved that a deputation wait upon his Honor the Superintendent, asking him to bring the provisions of the Act into operation in the .Newton distinct. Mr. McNairn briefly seconded the motion, and it was carried. — Mr. Jones then moved that tho chairman of the meeting forward a copy of the resolution to his Honor the Suporinten dent, which was seconded ,uid c.uricd. — A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the business of the meeting.

ONE THEE HILL HIGHWAY BOARD. Tho annual meeting for the election of trustees and other business, took placo yesterday morning at ten o'clock, Mr. Robert Bilkey in the chair. The statement of receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th June, as follows, was read and adopted on tho motion of Mr. Clarke, sccouded by Mr. flayre : — licceipts : Kates collected, £226 13a. 10d.; road board grants, £82 13s.; total, £309 (is. lOd. Expenditure :— l'.ud for forming roads, metalling mul channelling, £203 18s. lOd. ; bridges and culverts, £!)Ss.; commission for collecting rates, &c, £13 12s. lid.; legal expenses, £1 Is ; printing and advertising, £10 7s. ; stationery, 2s. Id.; total, £238 0s. lOd. Amount of rates p.iyablo for the year, £230 4s. Old. ; amount actually received to date, £220 13s. I Oil. ; total amount of arrears of rates for past year, £10 8s. fid.; balance at tho beginning of the year, £51 0s. fid. ; balance in hand 'at the end of the year, £121 J7s. fid. It was stated that there were liabilities outstanding to tho amount of about £27. Towards this a sum of £10 is promised from the Provincial Government. A letter to that effect was road from his Honor the Superintendent. The account sent in by the engineer of tho board for professional services at the rate of 7i per cent, on the amount spont under his direction, and travelling expenses, was submitted to the meeting and ordered by them to be paid upon its being amended. The rate for the ensuing year was then struck. — It was proposed by Mr. Thomas A. Brown, and soconded by Mr. Clark, that it be id. in tho £1 on tho value to sell. — Mr. Forguson proposed, and Mr. Wall seconded, an amendment that it be hi. in the £1. — Tho original motion -was carried by a large majority. — Tho meeting next proceeded to the election of trustees. The following gentlemen were proposed and seconded :— Messrs. Wall, T. A. Brown, May, Downey, aud Henry Hayre. There being no other candidates, theso were declared by tho chairman to be duly elected. Mcsara. Robert Bilkey and W. J. Marks were chosen as auditors, and Messrs. Thomas Ferguson and George May as fence- viewers. After a cordial vote of thanks to the chairman, th» meeting separated.

EDEN TERRACE DISTRICT. The first meeting of the ratepayers of this district (formed by taking off a portion of the Mount Albert District) was hold last night at tho Eclon Vine Hotel. The district is a small one, but tho meeting was well attended.— Mr. James Roid, who hud buwn appointed to act as chairman by the Superintendent, explained to thoso prosont what had been done by those gentlomou who had tnkeu in hand the obtaining of the formation of the district, and read uio notification in the Provincial Gazette. — Mr. Sinter, who noted m •ocretary to the moetfng, propped "That the rate bo Id. in the £ on the value to ■ell."— Mr* C. Spragg seconded this.— An amendment was proposed by Mr. Boucher, and seconded by Mr. Wrigley, " That tho rate be id. in the £." — The amendment was carried by a considerable majority.— The following were then elected trusted for the current year :— Messrs. Watson, Wrigley, E. Spragg, J. Reid, and James Stokos. — Ah auditors were elected Messrs. Highway and Suiter ; as fence-viewers, Messrs. William White and James Poulter.— The meeting then separated, after pawing a vo£c of thanka to the chairman.

MAUKU DISTRICT. The annual meeting of the ratepayers of this distriot took place at the Public Hall on on Saturday, tho 17th instant, at 1 o'olouk, when Mr. J. Crispe wdi called to the chair. — Tho report of tho outgoing trustees wm read ; after which the late treasurer's report was read as followa : — Receipts : Balance in hand from last year, £40 IDs.; rates collected, £71 13a. 10d.; received from Colonial Government, £108 14s.; total, £275 17s. lOd. Expenditure : Forming roads, £107 0s. 4d,j metalling and channelling, £23 2s. 8d.; bridges and culverts, £57 15s. Gd.; other works, £16 15s. fid.; commission and colleoting (£3 11s. 9d.), and sundries (£5 Is.), £8 10s. 9d.; total, £'213 10s. 9d.— Mr. Wheeler proposed a voto of thanks to the retiring trustees, which waa seconded and agreed to. — Mr II. Crispo proposed a rate of OJd. on tho value to sell, as before, which was seconded by Mr. Salisbury.- Mr. O. Kavanagh proposed nn an amendment, that Id. rate bo struck, seconded by Mr. W. Kerr. Some little discussion took place upon the amendment, which, being put, was lost by so von toon to livo votoi.— Major Lusk made some remarks in favor of County Boards, or hoods to tho various small boards. — Mr, J, Thompson, in a fow prefatory remarks, moved that the outgoing trustees who had worked so harmoniously amongst thomselves, and so well for tho distriot, should bo reelected. Seconded by Mr. Matthows.— Somo amendment was proposed by Mr. C. Kavcnagh, but upon being put the original motion was carried by a largo majority, and Messrs. H. Crispo, T. Clarko, 11. It. Hill, J. Vinlay and Maunder, were again appointed trustees. Major Lusk and Mr. G. (>. Wattcra were again appointed auditors, viul Mr, J. Keith and Mr. 0. Witt fenceviowers. — The Chairman regretted tnat more perfect unanimity did not exist between tho trustees of adjacent Boards, which would bo more conducive to the interests of all the neighbourhood. A narrow-minded policy ! was a great evil. Thanks were voted to the Chairman, and thus terminated in less than on hour a moat practical, useful and pacific meeting, although aouie small differences might exist, all teemed beat upon tho little

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HIGHWAY BOARD MEETINGS. NEWTON DISTRICT., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXXI, Issue 5584, 20 July 1875

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HIGHWAY BOARD MEETINGS. NEWTON DISTRICT. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXXI, Issue 5584, 20 July 1875

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