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The ordinary meeting of the City Couneil will be held to-morrow night, when the following reports will be presented The Works Committee report having instructed the Surveyor to have the understructure of six bridges over the Water of Leith and of Logan Point bridge tarred, tenders to be called for supplying the labor, at a total cost of about Ll2; also to top dress with tar and sand the footpath on the western side of Princes street, between Jones and Maitland streets. Referring to the Farmers’ Agency Company’s application for permission to lay down a railway siding in Jervois street, a reply has been forwarded that, as the Council have not yet taken over this street, they have no power to deal with the application, but recommend the applicants to construct their siding square across Cumberland street, on the usual terms, . The Finance Committee report having passed accounts for payment as under:— Municipal, L 207 2s sd; water, L6O 13s 6d ; gas, L 561 19s, The Reserves Committee recommend that a sum of L 27 6s lOd, equivalent to three months’ wages, be voted to Mrs Margaret Fox, widow of the late Patrick Fox, assistant sexton in the Northern Cemetery, who died from an illness occasioned by a severe cold caught while at work. Donations to the Botanical gardens of seeds and plants have been received with thanks from Mr C. Holmes, Brisbane; Mr 8. Cousins, Dunedin ; Mr Matthews, Mornington ; Mr Christie, Saddle Hill; Mr Todd, North-east Valley, At the sale of leases on the 4th inst., allotments in Montpellier, Canongate street, and South Dunedin were disposed of, representing a total rental of L7B 10s. Only one allotment in Montpellier is unlet, and the annual rental from this reserve is now L21912s fid. The Gas Committee recommend that in view of early requirement they be empowered to order from the Auckland Gas Company 150 ft of the retorts manufactured by that company at a cost of LlO5. A gas service having been applied for on behalf of the Technical Classes Association for premises sitpated in St. Andrew street, between Castle and Leith streets, in which there is at present po main, the Committee recommend that they be empowered to carry out this extension at an estimated cost of L3O. The Water Supply Committee recommend that tenders be invited for erecting a building 30ft by 18ft in the Corporation yard, to be used as a plumbing shop and store for the water department—the lease of the present store in Stuart street terminating on the 25th inst. The estimated cost is L 75. The City Surveyor has been instructed inter alia to act as to the New Zealand Exhibibition Commissioners’ application for water supply if no great quantity of water is required, and the expense is small; also to obtain tenders from the local manufacturers for supplying half a ton each of Jin and fjin lead pipe for water services, cost about L 24 10s. Messrs R. S. Sparrow and Co.’s tender for purchase of about 3J tons old cast iron at L2 15a per ton has been accepted.

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CITY COUNCIL., Evening Star, Issue 7906, 14 May 1889

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CITY COUNCIL. Evening Star, Issue 7906, 14 May 1889