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MUNICIPAL.

Morninoton.—A special meeting of the Borough Council was held last evening for the purpose of revising and signing the burgess roll. There were present The Mayor (Mr J. Scoular) and Crs Cuflin, Densem, Wills, Cahill, and Page. No objections being received, it was resolved to approve of the burgoss-list and sign the same, and the ordinary business of the Council was then proceeded with.—Mr.John Bevin wrote withdrawing his offer of L 3 if the Corporation would not make a footpath in front of his property. Received. —Mr David Stewart wrote enclosing annual fee for the Temperance Hall, Mornington, and applying for a renewal of license. Granted. —Mr G. H. Robinson wrote drawing the attention of the Council to a nuisance in front of his residence. Referred to the inspector, with power to act.—Mr A. Bathgate wrote accepting the oifice of borough solicitor during the pleasure of the Council. Received.—Mr W. Palmer wrote asking the Council to make some alteration to Short street. Referred to inspector, with power to act.—Mrs S. Milburn wrote asking the Council to repair the path in Paterson street, as two accidents had happened lately. Referred to the inspector, with power to act. Mrs Marks wrote asking to be exemptedfrompayingrates. Theapplicationwas granted.—The Town Clerk, Dunedin, wrote stating that the City Council would contribute one-third of the cost of repairing Eglintou road as determined by the City Surveyor and the Council's engineer. It was resolved that the ofl'er be not accepted, and that as a last resource the borough solicitor appeal to the Resident Magistrate for his decision.—The Finance Committee reported that the amount paid into the general account was L 231 19s Id, and to the special account 13s sd. The amount expended was LBB Hs 6d, the present overdraft at bank being LI ,017 3s 4d. Adopted. The Works Committee recommended that the inspector proceed with the culvert through Mr Copt's property; that in view of the anticipated expenditure to be incurred in repairing the Eglinton road, they cannot entertain the question at the present time of dealing with footpaths at Carisbrook ; that the inspector spread blue metal on the Glen road where necessary; a coat of rotten rock on Cooper street, and four loads on Kelvin street; that the water channel be pitched and grouted in Hawthorne avenue, Nidpath road, and Eglinton road fronting Mr Coull's property ; that the inspector prepare specification for the wall in Spring Hill road. Adopted.— The Inspector reported that six chains of metal in Glen road had been spread, and he recommended that rotten rock be used as a blinding. Cooper street, Maryhill terrace, and the footpaths in Havelock street and Clark street had been repaired. A culvert had been put in through Mr Cope's land. Adopted.—lt was resolved that tenders be called for printing the burgess roll; that Cr Campbell be granted three months' leave of absence ; and that Clyde avenue be filled in to its full width for the length of about two and a-half chains, at a cost of about Lls.—Crs Wills, Cahill, and Caffin protested against the expenditure on Clyde avenue.—The Council then went into committee to consider the report from the Benevolent Institution.

St. Kilda.—Last night's meeting was attended by the Mayor (Mr Stenhouse), Crs Skipworth, Mitchell. Higginson, Caddie, Allan, and Gore. The town clerk, Caversham, forwarded an account for L 5 7s sd, being the proportion due by St. Kilda for work on the Forbury road, the boundary road between the two boroughs. Account ordered to be paid.—The secretary of the Charitable Aid Board wrote furnishing a list of persons residing in the borough who are in receipt of charitable aid. He also wrote asking the borough to continue their contributions to the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board on the same basis as last year's assessment until the contributions were legally fixed for the present year. Tho first letter was received, and the request in the second was granted.—The Inspector reported that since last meeting he had been engaged finishing, cleaning, and repairing the mud tanks, rebuilding culverts, and replacing material removed by the Tramway Company employes at the junction of Bowen and Victoria streets with the railway line. The inspector also stated that Mr A. Johnston had removed two loads of turf from a street line in the quarry paddock after being warned by the mayor and himself not to do so, and he asked for instructions as to the proceedings to be taken. It was resolved that Mr Johnston be written to informing him that unless he makes a suitable apology to the mayor and inspector for the abusive language he used towards them proceedings would be taken against him.—The town clerk was instructed to write to Sergeant Macdonnell complaining of the cattle straying in the borough. The Council then went into committee.

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MUNICIPAL., Issue 7925, 5 June 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Issue 7925, 5 June 1889

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