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Port Chalmers. —The fortnightly meeting, held yesterday, was attended by the Mayor, Crs Watson, M'Kenzie, Putnam, Pedlow, Murray, Gardner, Puller, Read, Schumacher, Perry, Mitchell,—The Finance Committee recommended the payment of accounts amounting to LI 10 9s 6d, The state of the Corporation funds in bank was as follows July 4—Debit general account, L 509 14a 9d; credit water account, L 356 I4s 7d; debit, L 153 Os 2d; accounts payable, LllO 9s 6d; total debit, L 263 9s Bd. Receipts from June 20 to July 4, L 33 18s sd. The Works Committee suggested that tenders be called for quarrying and breaking 100 cubic yards of metal at the Corporation quarries.—ln reference to the Christchurch circular re gasworks, the Lighting Committee advised that no action be taken, —A copy of the Hospital and Charitable Aid Bill was laid before the Council, and after discussion it was resolved—“ That a committee consisting of the chairman of the various committees, with the Mayor, be appointed to watch the matter and act accordingly.” South Dunedin,— The meeting held last evening was attended by the Mayor, Crs Cossens, Chetwin, Davie, Hallam, Fiddes, Baker, Marlow, and Robertson, The sanitary contractor reported '.hat he found the sanitary condition of the borough very bad. He had come across a lot of cesspools and open holes, which he had left untouched, intending to see the owners about the matter, and make arrangements to have them cleaned and boxes put in. It was resolved that as soon as the contractor furnished the names of persons having closets contrary to law, the inspector of nuisances be instructed to take proceedingsforthwith.— The Works Committee recommended that tenders be called for 100 yards of main tcuance metai.—The Inspector reported on the state of the footpaths in the borough, which were in a very bad condition. It was resolved to effect repairs as soon as possible.—The Finance Committee recommended that municipal accounts amounting to L 9 Is 4d, water supply accounts amounting to LI 5 11s lid, and sanitary accounts LIB 18s 4d be passed for payment. —It was decided to write to Messrs Larnach, Fish, and Barron, M.ILR.s, calling their attention to the danger attending traffic at the Kensington crossing, and r questing them to get some pi o tection in the way of an hydraulic gate,— The Council also resolved that the Works Committee be empowered to call for tenders for maintenance metal, with power to accept the lowest tender. The Mayor of St. Kilda having waited on the Council in reference to water supply to Musselburgh, it was resolved that the question be referred to the Water Committee to consider and report.

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MUNICIPAL., Evening Star, Issue 7954, 9 July 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Evening Star, Issue 7954, 9 July 1889