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Sodth Dunedin. —The Mayor and Cra Marlow, Baker, Cossens, Fiddes, Hallam, Davey, and Chetwin, attended last night's meeting. Accounts amounting to Ll6 were passed for payment.—The Mayor's Committee obtained leave to bring up a report with the view of altering and repealing bylaws where required with the view of altering the scale of fees for hawking.—Mr A. G. Price was appointed inspector of buildings.—The Fire Brigade Committee reported that the scaffolding erected for the fire brigade required repairs.—The inspector drew attention to the state of the box drain across the Main road, from Oxford to Gisborne streets, and it was resolved that 9in pipes be put in, and a few loads of rotten rock to nil up the space. Port Chalmers.— Last night's meeting was attended by the Mayor, Cra Pedlow, Watson, Putnam, Murray, Pullar, Millar, M'Kenzie, Schumacher, Gardner, Mitchell, Perry, and Read. It was derided to make the payments monthly to the Charitable Aid Board,—Mr C. Stevenson's offer of 6'd per load for any loose stones at the unoccupied quarries was referred to the Reserves Committee. —Three tenders were received for fencing in Currie street, and that of Mr J. Fairley was accepted for the sum of L 4 10b. — Authority was given to the sergeant of police to prosecute under the Corporation by-laws. —The Finance Committee recommended that sundry accounts, amounting to L 75 3s Bd, be passed for payment. The Committee further reported the state of funds in bank on May 23:—Debit general account, LBO2 9a 4d ; credit water account, L 431 17s 2d ; debit, L 430 12s 2d ; accounts to pay, L 75 3s 8d ; leaving total debit of L 505 15s lOd. The Committee also reported that coupons amounting to L 196 17s Gdhad been paid since last meeting, Ll"s general loan, and L2l 17s Cd water loan; and the receipts for the fortnight amounted to L 143 14s 10d.— The Fire Brigade Committee recommended that no action be taken in the matter re Sydenham Borough Council to ask Government to pass a Ratepayers' Mutual Insurance Bill.— The Works Committee reported that the inspector and staff had been engaged principally during the past fortnight at the Sawyers Bay road.—The Building Committee stated that satisfactory progress had been made during the past four weeks. In reference to insurance, the Committee suggested that the contractor insure thebuildingatonce for L 2.000, and that the clerk write to the Government notifying that the building was nearly completed, and inquire what steps they intend to take in reference to the insurance of their respective departments. The Committee recommended that the tenth progress payment, L 397 Os Bd, too passed.

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MUNICIPAL., Evening Star, Issue 7918, 28 May 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Evening Star, Issue 7918, 28 May 1889