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South Dunsdin.—Last night’s meeting was attended by the Mayor (Mr Sullivan), Crs Chetwin, Davie, Fiddes, Osborne, Cosscns, Baker, Hallam, Robertson, and Marlow, A communication was received from the Colonial Secretary’s office stating that the Government did not see their way to comply with the request of the Council that they should introduce a Ratepayers’ Mutual Insurance Bill. Messrs J. jS. Appleby and H. Nind called the Council’s attention to the state of Duncan street. Both letters were referred to the Finance Committee to report.— The secretary of the City and Suburban Tramway Company wrote asking the Council to reconsider their decision requiring the company to lay down grooved rails in lengthening the siding in Cargill road, as they could not possibly obtain such rails. He also called the Council’s attention to the fact that nearly all the suburban roads were laid with the ordinary T rail of a similar description to those now used in the Cargill road. It was resolved, after some discussion, to inform the Tramway Company that the Council declined to grant the company permission to lay down any other rails than those specified in the contract.— The Finance Committee’s report, which was adopted, recommended that municipal and water supply accounts be passed for payment.—The agreement between the Council and the contractor for the removal of nightsoil from the borough was read and ap proved, ind it was resolved that the seal of the Council be affixed thereto.

Port Chalmers.—At last night’s meeting there were present—His Worship the Mayor (Mr E, G. Allen), Crs M‘Kenzie, Watson, Pedlow, Reid, Schumacher, Perry, Murray, Mitchell, and Putnam, The Auditor-General wrote returning the Corporation balance-sheets, certified for the year ending March 31, 1889. Received.— Mrs M. Ritchie complained of an overcharge in the price of kerbing charged to her, and asked the Council to refund the amount so overcharged. Referred to the By-laws Committee for report.—The Works Committee reported that the footpath on the Sawyers Bay road had been completed, and the road made good from George street to the railway bridge. The kerbing and channelling at Beach street had been completed, and the Committee recommended the spreading of metal on Beach street from the weighbridge to the dock gates. The Committee also recommended that the south side of Mary street be fenced for a distance of about five chains from the junction of Magnetic street. The report was adopted, and it was resolved to call for tenders for fencing in Mary street,—The Finance Committee recommended the payment of accounts amounting to Llls 7s 2d. The state of the funds in the bank was reported to be as follows Debit, general account, LBB3 Os 4d; credit, water account, L 330 11sdebit, L 552 9s 4d. Accounts payable, Llls 7s 2d; debit balance, L 667 16s 6d, Receipts from 23rd May to sth June, 1889, L 47 17s lid. Water coupons paid since last meeting, Lll6 Os sd.—The Reserves Committee in their report recommended that the offer of Mr Charles Stevenson for the purchase of broken ballast at the various quarries be accepted. Adopted.

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MUNICIPAL., Issue 7930, 11 June 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Issue 7930, 11 June 1889

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