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MUNICIPAL.

Port Chalmers. —The ordinary meeting held last night was attended by the Mayor, Crs M'Kenzie, Putnam, Watson, Pedlow, Murray, Pullar, Mitchell, Gardner, Read, Schumacher, and Perry.—The Sydenham Council wrote requesting co-operation in endeavoring to get the Government to pass a Ratepayers Mutual Insurance Bill, empowering local bodies, upon the security of their rates, to insure against loss by fire the properties within their respective boundaries. The matter was referred to the Fire Brigade Committee, —The Finance Committee recommended that accounts amounting to LB6 3s lid be paid.—The bank book showed a debit to the general account of L 656 11s 2d, and credit to the water account of L 364 4s 7d, leaving a general debit of L 292 6s 7d, accounts payable, LB6 3s lid ; gross debit, L 378 10s 6d, The amount of cash received from April 27 to May 9 was L 123 12s fid.—The Works Committee recommended that the tender of Messrs Carey and Wilson be accepted for fencing at Wiokliffe terrace. The workmen had been engaged since last meeting in repairing fencing in Bernioia street, opening drains and culverts and laying kerbing and channelling in Beach street, ( effecting repairs in Harrington and Burns streets, finishing asphalt work at Dr Drysdale’s and Mr A. Main’s properties, commencing the formation of a footpath on the Sawyers Bay road, and cleansing the streets and channels in the several wards. —The inspector was authorised to have a door placed in the passage leading to the committee rooms in the new buildings,—A statutory meeting of the Council was next held, at which the burgess roll for 1889-90 was considered and signed by the Mayor, •with Ors Watson and Murray. South Dunedin.—Those present at last night’s meeting were the Mayor (Mr Sullivan), Crs Marlow, Baker, Coasens, Fiddes, Hallam, Davie, and Chetwin.—The Dunedin City and Suburban Tramway Company applied for permission to continue the double tramway line in the Cargill road the whole length of the road. This extension of one siding was required to enable the company to accommodate the extra large traffic to Caversham and St. Clair which frequently arose. The request was granted on the usual conditions. —lt was resolved to co-operate with the Sydenham Council in regard to the Insurance Bill. —The Finance Committee’s report recommended that L 6 Os 2d for municipal accounts, and Lll 10s 9d tor water supply, be passed for payment.—The Works Committee reported that they had accepted the tender of J, Ellis and Co. for the removal of nightsoil from the borough for three years at the rate of L 227 per annum. The Committee, therefore, recommended that a special meeting be called for the 17th inst. for the purpose of adopting a resolution levying a sanitary rate of 3d in the £ upon all rateable property within the borough,— It was resolved that the question of raising meat hawkers’ license fees within the borough of South Dunedin be referred to the Mayor’s Committee.

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MUNICIPAL., Issue 7906, 14 May 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Issue 7906, 14 May 1889

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