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Cavkrsham —A special rueetingr of this Council on Fiiday night was attended ty tho Mayor, Crs Co:c, Kirby,*, Nutting, Luw'ess, Coverlid, Ho'ierts, Young, Wi'son, .vid lUverst-ck. Trio hmtnosiwas to co-ifinu the iuiyojing a sanitary rate. A motion to that iffect, carried withcuS oi«cu*sion. —The ordinary ineetii:i: was then held, »nd attui.ded by the sam < membur?, with the addition of Cr B.idgnian. Tho first business was consideration of the nqucst from tho Tramways Company for pern.ia-s-iou to lay down Ml extra lop lino on the Forbn y rosd. Cr Wilson thought tho concession thcu'd be granted, and moved to that iffic'.. Tlio tramways had made St Clair. Cr l?iiiDßa.vs seconded. Cr Covkrlii) mov;d as an imundmeiit: 'Th it, seeing thccompiny have not flren tho concession we asked, we irrant no concession to them." It was not the t-amways that hod made St. Clair, but S\ Clair that had made the tramways. T;:e company had net s!u lied the people in rtfjslrg to abate the ex'ra fare by the lat-! tarn; and bc.idts, if tho looplino we e allowed, it would perhaps came a blocking ■ f iho Cr liißiiv thought that the loop lire would prevmt a blck insteai of c.using one. Cr IJmiia.MAH eakl that the St. C'.uir people hal more convenience than any o'hr pluco, and yet thiy irruoihled. He questioned whether tho LIOO ontiibution that was talked of hj d ever been piid. It was a pieeo of do.: -in • tho - ming. r woik to try to obstruct the company, who had carried out their ajreeirimt as well as c.uld bo ixp.cted, Cr Nuttiso sui ported tho motion. Cr Colr c-illrd a'ti ntion to the fa.t thit the amendment was oil' cf order, being a direct negative. Cr Covkrlid, then, would withdraw it, and substitute as his motion—"That tho latter bo considered this dny two months." By that time they would not want anything fom tho oinipany. Cr Jones eeconJcd. Cr RonEßis would fuppor» the motion, because he thought thny should give the company every chanco to make a living Cr Lawless asked whether, if the company put on a 6d rato to Cavereham, tho Cavsrsham representatives would be of the same opinion as at present. Tho company had not been of such gre".t licmfit t> St. Clair. Tliiy had bonth'. out tho railway, and thus spoilt tho chance of hiving railway crramunic:tion to 3t. Clair, lie would support tho amendment. The motion win carried by 0 to P, thoso voting for the amendment being Crs Lawless, Coverlid, Young, Jmes, and Tiaverstcck. The Finance Committeo reported that L2lO Is 9.) had been lodged in the hank feinco last meeting, and recommended that Ll7O 18s 61 for general scounts and LI 2« lid special rato account bo passed for payment.—The Drainago Committeo reported that they cnu'd nol recommend the granting of Mr Munro's application to divert tho creek running through his property.—The Wo ksand Baths Committee reported having granted Mr A. Johnson's request for ten or fifteen loads of tuif for the Exhibition. They recommended tha repairing Of tho upper portion of Alert street. -Tho Inspector reported that 108 yards of metal had been fp'oad on Main South road, St. Kilda road, Valley road, Edward strc<;t, Wain stroct, Wilklo road, Sydney Btreet, and Percy avinuo. Forty-two yards of eoreenings had been spread on various s'reets. It. would c si L 9 to provide matorial to repair Loe street. The reports wero adopted,—John Ogg's request to be exempted from thu new tax was mkutcd as " received."—H Rose asked that something bo dono to improve tho appioaches to tho CarUbreok Ground, to unko tho path suitable ft loot traffic. Received James Gardner asked that tho road leading to his property adjoining <ha old quarry on tho Forbury road bo repaired. Deferred to tho ii>sp:otor to repiit.—A letter was retd from Mr W. Barron, M.11.11., with rrgnrd to tho Cboritablo Aid Bill. Tho Matok faid thero wos ono thing in the Bill which he strongly approved cf, and that was tho doing away with outdoor relief, because that form of rclkf was breaking down tho ir.deicndenca of tho peoplo and making a great many loafers. Tho system of giving outdoor charitable aid throughout tho colony was doing moro to hinder social re'orm tlnn anything else. Ho observed that Mr Fish was in sympathy with tho new Bill, and that be was of opinion that tho Bill would do no harm to municipalities ; and, feeing that Mr Fish was the first authority in New Zaalsnd on munioipal matters, he (the imyor) was quite bure the Bill was far batter than It was represented to bo. The letter was minuted as received.—lt was resolved " That tho clerk bo instructed to request tho owner of section 12, Massoy's township of Allandale, to pull down the walls of tho ruins on that section, so as to prevent accidents to thoso persons who frequent that locality."

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MUNICIPAL., Evening Star, Issue 7959, 15 July 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Evening Star, Issue 7959, 15 July 1889