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MUNICIPAL.

Caver«ham,— The ordinary meeting on Friday last was attended by the Mayor and Crs Wilson, Nutting, Roberts. Lawless, Coverlid, Jones, Cole, Kirby, Young, and Baverstook.—The Finance Committee reported that L 599 11s Id had been lodged in the bank since last meeting, and recommended that L 53 9s 8d for general accounts and L 6 3s 6d for water supply be passed for payment.—The Works Committee reported having referred to the ranger a complaint as to cattle grazing on the second beach at St. Clair; and recommended that the inspector be authorised to procure 300 yards of metal for repairing the main thoroughfares of the borough.—The Inspector reported that about sixty loads of screenings were required for repairs to footpaths in the following streets : Burns, Lee, Clarke, Railway, Victoria (St, Clair), Victoria (Kew), Cargill road, Caversham Valley road, Brunswick terrace, and the roads on Caversham Rise. The reports were adopted.—Rev. J. Hinton wrote suggesting the desirability of the Council making provision for the removal of ashes from the houses. Letter received.—D. Baxter asked that the footpath on Caversham Valley road be repaired. Letter received.—W. H. M'Keay (on behalf of Francis M'Grath) asked approval of the memorandum of transfer of allotments 16a and 17A and portion of Seaview terrace, Allandale, and to affix the seal of the borough thereto. It was decided to grant the application subject to the portion of land comprising Seaview terrace being conveyed to the Council free of coat. —At the request of the Christchurch Council it was resolved to ask the member for the district to support the Bill to enable municipalities to erect gasworks of their own.— The Tramway Company asked the Council to reconsider their decision re extension of double line on Forbury road, and forwarded j a new time-table for the cars running to St. Clair. Consideration postponed till next meeting.—W. A. Walton asked the Council to repair the footpath and crossing to his place at St. Clair. Letter received.—G. Munro asked that a drain be made down Albert street to carry away the water at present running through his property. Referred to Drainage Committee to report. St. Kilda.— A meeting of the St. Kilda Borough Council, held last evening, was attended by the Mayor, Crs Gore, Allan, Higginson, Skipworth, and Mitchell,—Mr George Mondy wrote drawing attention to the state of the recently-formed portion of Royal Crescent, Received.—Mr Larnach, M.H.R., wrote stating he would bring the matter of forming the portion of Victoria road abutting on the defence works before the House, and would use his influence in getting the work done. Received.—lt was decided to support the action of the Christchurch City Council re repealing part of section 369 of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1886. The Inspector recommended that the metal already broken be allocated as follows: Richardson street 50yds, Duncan street 20yds, Cargill street 10yds, Market street 6yds, Queen’s Drive 30yds, Eskvale street 21yds, He suggested that a culvert be constructed across the street to connect Mr Allen’s drainage with the new drain. There were several street corners which required about 35yds or 40yds of fine spalls to make them safe. He noticed that the carters were interfering with the sand at the hills in weak places, and he had reported to the police. The report was adopted ; the metal to be spread as he suggested. Motions were passed that the culvert spoken of should be constructed and tbe spalls for the street corners obtained. —Cr Gore moved, and Cr Allen seconded : “That tenders be called for breaking 300 yds of 2iin metal in the Musselburgh quarry.” Carried. —Cr Gore moved, and Cr Skipworth seconded—“ That a deputation consisting of the Mayor, Crs Gore, Allan, Skipworth, and the clerk wait on Mr Maitland, the chairman of the Domain Board, to ascertain if anything could be done to prevent the removal of sand from the sandhills; or that the borough might derive some revenue therefrom in consideration of the damage done to the streets by the cartage. Also, that the Council might have control over the places where sand might be removed from.” Carried. Mornington. —Last night’s meeting was attended by the Mayor (Mr Scoular), Crs Densem, Scott, Caffin, Reynolds, Grindley, CaAiill, Page, and Wills. The Finance Committee repotted that the present bank overdraft was L 904 14s 8d; that L 162 18s 8d had been paid into general account during the month, and that the expenditure for the month had amounted to LSO 10s; they recommended that the tender of Matthews, Baxter, aud Co. for printing the burgess roll at 12s 6d per page be accepted. The report was adopted. The Inspector of Works reported on tbe various works that had been carried outin the borough during the month. Report adopted. —The Inspector of Slaughter-houses reported that tbe slaughtering premises were as clean as could be expected considering the weather. Some eighty-seven head of large and 896 head of small cattle had been slaughtered during the month.—A complaint of Mr G. H. Robinson was referred to the inspector to investigate.—Mr Charles Frith wrote calling the Council's attention to the dangerous state of the footpath in Elgin road. Referred to the inspector to report. —Mr H. P. Harvey wrote calling the Council’s attention to the dangerous fall from the crown of the road to the boundary of his property in the Glen road. Referred to the Works Committee to act. The Mayor moved—“ That Ll4, in addition to the amount already voted to be spent on Glen avenue, be voted to complete the street widening in front of the Presbyterian Church.” Cr Densem seconded the motion, which was carried ; Crs Page, Caffin, and Scott voting against it,—Cr Wills moved : “ That the motion with reference to Clyde avenue passed at last meeting of the Council be rescinded.” Cr Caffin seconded the motion, which was lost after discussion.— Cr Caffin gave notice of motion as follows : “That the request of the residents of Carisbrook, as conveyed by petition, be acceded to.”

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MUNICIPAL., Issue 7949, 3 July 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Issue 7949, 3 July 1889

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