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Caversham.—Last night's meeting was attended by the Mayor (Mr M'Laren) and Crs Young, Cole, M'Beath, Kirby, Jones, Bridgman, Coverlid, Lawless, Roberts, Nutting, and Wilson. Cr Coverlid handed in a cheque for L 22 5s Cd, the balance arising out of the recent swimming tournament held at St. Clair. Messrs Joseph Outram and John Smith were appointed fire inspectors for the borough.—The Finance Committee reported that L9B 7s 2d had been lodged ia the bank since last meeting; and recommended that L 44 6s 6d (general account) and L 4 5s Id (water supply acconnt) be passed for payment. The Committee als« reported having received and considered the balance-sheet of the Caversham Fire Brigade for the six months ended December 20, 1888, and that for the six months ended June 6, 1889, and appended balance-sheet for consideration by the Council.—The Works and Baths Committee reported having given instructions regarding the trees in Clark street and on the Forbury road. They recommended the tarring and sanding of the footpaths in Catherine street and the mending of the footpath on the Main south road. The Committee also reportied having considered the question of revising the by-lawß, and having postponed the question until next meeting. Adopted.—The Inspector reported that the various works in the Anderson Bay road, Park street, Albert Btreet, Allandalo road, Forbury road, Beach street, Sydney street, and the lamp-posts at St. Clair had been attended to ; and suggested that it would be necessary to provide some maintenance metal on several roads in the district. The I report was adopted; clause 3 being referred to the Works Committee. The Drainage and Water Committee reported having instructed the inspector to see that the mud - tanks and inlets into drains are kept in good order. Adopted.— The Caversham Fire Brigade forwarded the names of the various officers elected for the ensuing year. Received. —A. D. Hathaway wrote complaining that several parties had been in the habit of depositing rubbish of every description on Turvey and Forbury roads. Referred to the inspector.—Mr J, C. Burman wrote tendering his resignation as captain of the Caversham Fire Brigade. The letter w*s received, and the resignation accepted.—The Secretary of the Benevolent Institution wrote asking the Council to inform the Trustees what arrangements had been made for the removal of nightsoil. He suggested that the Inspector attend at th« Institution once a week instead of once a fortnightasarrangedbytheCouncil. Received.— James Wright, A. T. Griffiths, and Henry Sharp wrote complaining that several butchers from Dunedin were in the habit of hawking without obtaining licenses. They agreed that the parties were hard to catch, and did not think that the clerk was to blame, but suggested that they be made to procure licenses. Referred to the Works Committee.—John Drumm wrote informing the Council that his property had been destroyed by fire, and asked for a reduction in his rates. Referred to the Finance Committee to report to the Council. The Dunedin and Suburban Tramways Company wrote stating that they could not see their way to reduce the fare charged on the late night car to St. Clair. The Matob said he had waited on Mr Williams in the matter, and thought that they should be asked to carry out their contract before sny concessions were granted. Cr Coverlid said he would move that the letter be received, and that they did not grant them any concessions until the trams were run at the proper times and the extra 3d fare knocked off. After considerable discussion, Cr Coverlid ultimately moved, and Cr Lawless seconded—" That the concessions be not granted, and that the clerk to the Council request the Tramway Company to run the cars to St. Clair once an hour up to nine o'clock." Carried.

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MUNICIPAL., Evening Star, Issue 7934, 15 June 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Evening Star, Issue 7934, 15 June 1889