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Pout Chalmers.— Last night's meeting was attended by the Mayor (Mr K. 0. Allen), Crs Gardner, Fellow, Wation, Schumacher, Read, Putnam, Murray, Perry, Mitchell, Pullar, APKenzie, and Millar.— The Town Clerk, Christchurch, wrote stating that the Christchurch Council intended daring the ensuing session of Parliament to introduce a local Bill to repeal that part of section 36!) of the Municipal Corporations Act, ISS6, which prevents municipalities from erecting their own gasworks. Referred to Lighting Committee to report —CV Read presented a petition from a number of ratepayers of Past Ward regarding the repairing of the footpath leading from Scotia street to Flagstaff Hill. Referred to Works Committee. The Finance Committee reported that the receipts during the past fortnight amounted to L.TSB M s dd, and that the state of funds in the bank was as follows;—Dcbitgcueral account, L 4 10"2.-3 Id; crcditv/ateniecount, L33S !)s lid : accounts to pay, LB7 Os 5d ; making a total debit, LISS ISs 7d. Adopted.—The Bylaw Committee recommended that the by-lav/ “Footpaths" should be amended by charging 2s !)d per foot for footways of the first-class, aud la 9d per foot for the second-class; 3d per foot for stone and brick channels, making no distinction; and that the consideration of Airs Ritchie’s letter stand over. Adopted.—The Water Committee reported that the inspector had informed them that owing to the late frosty weather a good many water services had burst, principally galvanised pipes. -About a dozen of them wore within the building

line—the expanses for repairs of which fall on the property owner. One leading from the main to the Sawyers Bay railway station, and one at the bridge, had burst through exposure. Au application had been made by the Dock Trust to have a larger pipe for supplying the boilers. The pipe was only a 'fin one which supplied the dock boilers, forge, and workshop boilers, which was too small to supply the whole at once ; and the Committee recommended that the 2in pipe be lengthened (55ft, and a scour valve be fixed on the end, and the other branches connected to the boilers. The Committee further recommends that Mr lunes’s oiler of L 4 per annum for use of water at his fish curing establishment be accepted, and that a plan or drawing be procured showing the reticulation of the water mains from the reservoir throughout the town. Adopted,— The Works Committee, in their report, which was also adopted, recommended that the clerk write to Mr Archibald M‘Donald, requesting him to remove his fence on Grey street to the proper boundary,—The Building Committee reported to the effect that the Police Department would not insure its portion of the new building ; and that the extra cost for cementing the Fire Brigade portion would be about LlO 10s, They recommended that the walls be cement washed instead of lime washed, as the coat would only be about 20s ; and that the firebell be placed in position during the present week. The Committee reported the amount to credit as L 1,047 5s 9d. The report was adopted, with an amendment that the Council do not interfere with the Fire Brigade station until next report. —Two tenders were received for fencing, and Mr

Fairlio’s tender of L 8 19a 6d was accepted. The clerk was instructed to forward to Mr J. Mills, copies of several resolutions passed by the Council for amendments in the Municipal Corporations Act. Sooth Dunedin*. Those members who attended last night’s meeting were the Mayor, Crs Chetvvin, Davie, Hallam, Fiddes, Osborne, Baker, Robertson, and Marlow.— The Works Committee recommended that Mr Appleby be informed that, according to precedent, as soon as he erects a building on the section in M‘Bride street the Council would cause the footpath to be formed. Adopted. The Finance Committee recommended that several accounts be passed for payment. Adopted.—The town clerk, Christchurch, wrote stating that his Council intended daring the ensuing session of Parliament to introduce a local Bill to repeal part of section 309 of the Corporations Act, 188 G. Received ; the Council to write to members in support of the Bill.—Messrs Adams Brothers wrote giving notice, under section 320 of the Corporation Act, that two houses on allotment 45, block 1, had been unoccupied for the last six months. Noted,—The Dunedin Tramway Company wrote re the Council refusing to agree to the ordinary T rails being laid in Cargill road, and asked them to revoke their decision. Received; the Tramway Company to bo informed that the Council have given the subject every consideration; and declined to open up the ques-

tiou again.—Mr John Downie wrote asking the Council to form the footpath in Surrey street in front of his property. Referred to the Works Committee to report. —Mr John H. Appleby wrote asking that the inspector be allowed to put a load of screenings on the footpath in front of Mr Pitt’s houses in Reid street. Referred to the Works Committee; the Committee to take into consideration the question of screening all the footpaths in the borough.

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MUNICIPAL., Issue 7942, 25 June 1889

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