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Maori Hill.—An adjourned meeting of the Council held last night was attended by the Mayor (Mr D. Brent), Crs Mitchell, Tanner, Lawson, Thomson, Aaskoy, Scott, Aitken, and Rossbotham. A circular was received from the Sydenham Borough Council asking the co-operation of the Council in endeavoring to get the Government to pass a Ratepayers' Insurance Bill. It was resolved to send a reply stating that the Council did not approve of the proposal. —The chairmain of the Exhibition Gardens Committee wrote asking for permission to obtain ten more loads of bush soil from the Leith Valley road. The request was granted, subject to the approval of the inspector of works.—Mr C. W. Adams, chief surveyor, wrote with regard to the opening of a road through sections 46 and 47, block V., Dunedin and East Taieri district, stating that the road was not only shown on the records of the Survey Office, but also on the Crown grant of the said sections. Consideration deferred.—The Finance Committee reported that there was a credit balance at the bank of L 37 6s Id, and recommended that accounts amounting to L 43 Ila 5d be passed for payment. Adopted. —lt was resolved to spread metal on the road between CrowKurst'a bridge and Glen Leith.—The burgess roll was laid on the table. It was resolved that the list be signed by the mayor and Crs Mitchell and Aitken.—lt was resolved that rates of Is 3d in the £ be made in North Ward, and Is in the £ in each of the other wards.—Messrs M'lvor aud Co.'a tender of L 164 193 for the construction of a culvert at Ross Creek was accepted, and it was resolved that the engineer have power to arrange with the contractors to use colonial cement in the work if they made a suitable reduction in the price. Cr Tanner entered a written protest against the erection of the culvert on the grounds that it wa3 too narrow and without wingtails.—The following tenders were received for formation and metalling of the Leith road : H. Harbour, L 199 os4d ; C. King, L 204; J. Casey, L 213 10s; O'Rourke and Ryall, L 232. It was resolved that H. Harbour's tender be accepted, subject to the approval of the engineer.

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MUNICIPAL., Evening Star, Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Evening Star, Issue 7914, 23 May 1889