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The following are summaries of the various reports which will be submitted at to-morrow night’s meeting of the City Council

The Water Supply Committee recommend that the salary of F, Evans, water department Junior clerk, be increased from L 52 to L6O per annum ; that the City Surveyor bo Instructed to act regarding Messrs J. and J, Watsons’ application re water service for lift; and report that pay-sheets and accounts amounting to Lllß 9s 3d have been pa -eed for payment, The Finance Committee report having passed municipal (L3515a 6d), water (Lllß 9a 3d), and gas (L 1,040 Is Id) accounts for payment. The Reserves Committee recommend that the application of the City Surveyor to bo furnished with a plan of all roads and footpaths on the Town Belt, to complete a map of the City, be declined, in accordance with the advice of the Citr Solicitors. The General Committee recommend that no action be taken by the Council with reference to the request of the Christchurch City Council for support to a Bill promoted by it in Parliament to repeal the second paragraph of section 809 of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1886 ( that the City members be requested to support the proposal contained in the Bill to amend the Slaughter-houses Act, 1877, by enabling councils to contract with any person er company to erect public abattoirs, submitted by Messrs Maoassey, Kettle, and Wood home; and that no action be taken with reference to the request of the Mayor of Auckland to oppose the Auckland Gas Company’s Electric Light Bill in Parliament. The Comm'ttoe also recommend that the stand for licensed carts, drays, and express waggons bo removed from the east side of Crawford street to the east side of High street, alongside the Triangle. The Public Works Committee recommend that the roads and footpaths on the Town Belt leading from the City to Roslyn bo repaired at an estimated cost of LSB 0a Cd, including metal, tarring and sanding, and labor. The Roslyn Borough Council have agreed to pay half the cost of the work, subject to the work being carried on under the j jint supervision ef the City Engineer and borough inspector, and all material used being supplied at cost price. The City Surveyor has been instructed to act regarding the respective requests of Messrs J. Frew, A. Watson, G. Bateman, J. Main, Bodle, and Durie; and to attend as required to Leith and St. David streets, Cosy Dell road. Pine Hill road. York place, etc. The various applications of Messrs G. Lawrence, Crawford and Watson, J. Annand, and I. Selby have been granted, while that of R, 6. Bishop has been declined. The attention of the Maori Bill Borough Council has been again drawn to the dangerous state of the fence on the footpath leading up the cliff on the Town Belt from Duke street to Maori Hill, Mr F. Farrell’s tender (L 305) for supplying 1,600 cubic yards metal has been accepted; and, owing to a difficulty in procuring the specified timber when tenders were previously called for repairing Forth street bridge, it has been decided to invite fresh tenders.

The Gas Committee’s report merely contains a few unimportant sentences.

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS., Issue 7954, 9 July 1889

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS. Issue 7954, 9 July 1889

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