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The ordinary meeting held this afternoon was attended by Messrs D. Reid (in the chair), J. T. Mackerras, S. Myers, J. Carroll, W. Wardrop, A. Thomson, N. Y. A. Wales, and Captain Veal. THE 810 DKEDGE. The Melbourne Harbor Trust telegraphed : "Is the dredge offered to thai Trust for sale now ? State lowest price." 1 —Mr Myers thought it would be as well to ask the Government if they wanted to have the dredge for the New Zealand harbors.— Mr Thomson suggested that the Melbourne Trust should be informed that the Board were prepared to consider a proposal te charter.—lt was agreed to reply to the effect that the Board were not disposed to sell at present, but if it would suit to arrange a charter party for twelve months the Board would oe prepared to consider the matter ; the terms to be L 6,000 for twelve months, the Trust to pay all charges and to insure the dredge to the Board to the value of—The Secektabt said that he would post the reply to catch to-day's steamer. JETTY STREET SECTIONS The Board agreed to the transfer of Jetty street sections 23 to 27 from Kincaid, M'Queen, and Co. to the Union Steam Ship Company. UNLICENSED TOWING. The Harbor-master repotted that the steamer Invercargill, which had not bee* licensed for towing, had brought the schooner Jessie Nicoll up to Dunedln. He explained, however, that the circumstances were peculiar, inasmuch as the sohooner had i been caught by the tide in the channel, and, there being no tug handy (the regular tag* being engaged), it was a necessity to assist the vessel. In view of these facts, Captain Macfarlane recommended that no steps be taken against the Invercargill, but that ths action be not taken as a precedent.—Recommendation agreed to. FOOTBALL. The Melrose Football Club were granted permission to play on the vacant ground At the side of Paterson's boat shed, the permission being accorded during the pleasure s>f the Board. TOWAGE SUES. It was reported that Messrs Neill and Co., agents for the barque Olive, had declined to pay the charge (L 10) for a second tug to assist in taking the vessel out.—The Harbor* master reported that in bis opinion the seeond tug was necessary, in view of the probability of bad weather. Captain Veal thought that the charge was monstrous, and that the second tug was unnecessary.—After discussion it was decided to uphold the action of the Harbor-master, and insist on payment of the charge. THE EXHIBITION. Mr D. H. Hastings, by direction of ths Exhibition Executive, asked if the Board would, at the close of the Exhibition, in estimating the value of sections 9, 10, 23, and 24, subdivision 5, for sale purposes, burden them with the cost of the art gallery which is to be erected thereon, so that the company would receive from the purchasers of those sections valuation for the building; or would the Board give the Exhibition Com* pany the right to lease at the present upsets the sections on which the buildings are placed!—lt was resolved to refer the question to the Works Committee. FINANCE COMMITTEE. The Finance Committee reported at follows:—(1) Question of continuity of delivery from vessel's side to vessel's aide ; Recommend to accept agents' statements as to transhipments, except when goods occupy shed or wharves for an unreasonable time. (2) Secretary reported having again applied for a Crown grant for land at Ravensbourne, and having written to ths Minister of Lands on the subject. The surveys were tent to Wellington on 20th July, 1588, to have marked what would bs required for railway purposes, but no reply has been received. (3) Accounts to pass, L 64 2s 6d. (4) Messrs Neill and Co.'s refusal to pay for service tug: Recommend that the harbor-master's authority be upheld.

The report was adopted. TENDBBS FOB 90BVET,

Six tenders were received and opened for performing the survey work necessary to bring the Board's lands under the Land Transfer Act, and it was agreed to refer the tenders to the Finance Committee (with Mr Wales) with power to act. TRANSHIPMENT DUES. Captain Veal gave notice of motion, ra transhipment dues, to delete By-law 233. The Board rose at 3.30 p.m,

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HARBOR BOARD., Issue 7932, 13 June 1889

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HARBOR BOARD. Issue 7932, 13 June 1889

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