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The weekly meeting of the above, held to day, was attended by the Chief Commissioner (Mr J. P Maitland) and Messrs J. Duncan, V/. Dallas, J, Clark, and 0. W. Thomson. Mr H, B. Martin, on behalf of Mr A. L. Chapman, lessee of Kuu 5 of 23, lodged an objection to the granting of a coil lease over ten acres (o I), and K. Cairna, under the Coal Mines Act. Mr W. D. Smith appeared in support of the application, and asked that the lease be granted for twenty-ono years at 55 per acre per annum. —The application was declined. J. H. and H. A. Macdonald applied for a grazing right over the quarry reserve. Bection24, block 4, Catlins, and stated that the County Council had no objection to their occupying tho reserve.—License to issue for reven years for pastoral purposes under Reserves Act at LS per annum, free access to bo allowed to County Council for quarrying and removal of stone. Tbs Chairman (Mr R. Tapp) of the Burikoriki Cemetery Committee, referring to the site applied for as a cemetery at block 8, "Warepa, a-.ked that tho shape of the land be altered as psr sketch which ho forwarded.— Government recommended to reserve the arra in question as per sketch, one chain to bo reserved along the river bank. Consideration was resumed of a communication frem settlers at Rankleburn. Tuapoka Month, who askrd that the site of tire punt be removed from Blackcleugh to the lower punt site opposite tho school at section 27, mining reserve.—The Board decided that they had no power to deal with the matter. J. J. Ramsay, having be°n written torequesting him to pay six months’ rent at once, time being allowed for paying tho balance, asked for an extension of six weeks to obtain the same. —Granted.

Warden Revel), reporting on sections C, block 7, 1 and 3, block 8. and '2O, block 5, Wainori, recommended that tie same bo withdrawn from sale, as they may contain quartz reefs.—lt was resolved that the sections be withdrawn from sale.

The following village special homestead perpetual leases were forfeited on account of noncompliance by les e's with the conditions of the Act:—J. R." Lumsdon, section 60, block 8, Glonomam; Frederick Gough, section 4a, blo'k 8, Dunedin and Fast Taiori; S I. Joice, section "A, block 8, Dunedin and East Taieri : Frederick Palmer, section 71, block 8, Glersomaru; Edward Stallard, section 70, block 8, Glenomaru; John Hamilton, section 10, block 12, Mount Hyde. Tho Government were recommended to offer tho sections as ordinary village settlement farm allotments, to bo notified under the Amendment Act; only one section to bo taken by each applicant. A letter was received from the Clutha River Board, suggesting that tho undisposed part of their endowment be charged from small grazing tuns to ordinary runs, and offered at whatever upset rental the Board decided.—Government recommended to Issue proclamation opening sections 0, 10, and 11, block 9, Knriwao, and section 1, block 0, same district, with the view of tho same being offered as two pastoral runs, as the ground, from its character, is not likely to be taken up in its present position. Applications for rural land on perpetual lease, for approval, were received from Phillis Henrietta Allison (sections 22 and 23, bloek 5, Lower Hawea) and Robert Richardson (sections 2 and 3, block 12, Benger).—Granted; license to issue.

An application for suburban land on deferred payment, for approval, was rondo by Dugald Mauaulcy over section 22, Waikoikoi, and granted by tho Board.—Granted; license to issue

James Ro?s (section 29, Waikoikoil ami Angus M'Phail (section 41, block 1, Bengei) applied to complete purchase on deterred payment, for approval. —Granted; license to issue. Banger Hughan. in reporting further on section 2, block 6, Kurow, recently held by Cairns, recommended that the mine be offered at auction at a yearly *#ntal of LlO, with a premium of LlO for improvements. He also recommended that the whole area he included in the lease, as it would induce competition, there not being sufficient trade for more than one pit in the district, and that the lease should bo tor seven years,—Lease of area to bo offered at auction for seven years at a yearly rental of 2s Cd per acre, with a royalty of Cd per acre; price of coal at pit’s mouth not to exceed 10s per ton. . . , ... , , Glassification Commissioners submitted descriptions of Buns 233, 233 a, 429 a, and 433, classified by them. —Minuted as “noted. Mr R. B. Martin appeared on behalf of David Beattie, who made an application that section 30, block 1, Glenkenich, marked as a reserve, be offered for sale on acoonnt of the dam being not now required.—Referred to Ranger Hughan to report as to whether the reserve is still required, and as to the character of the land, . An application was made by the Chairman ot the Vincent County Council to have five acres on the boundary between sections 5 and 6, block 3, Cairn Hill district, reserved for gravel, and that tho road through section 17, block 1, section 20* block 2, and sections 4 and 5, block 3, be reserved. —lt was resolved that the County Council be informed that it would be necessary to forward plan of survey of gravel reserve before the same could be reserved; also to forward survey of road lines, when the same ] would be recorded ; section 17, block 1, to be ' withdrawn from sale in the meantime,

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LAND BOARD., Issue 7961, 17 July 1889

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LAND BOARD. Issue 7961, 17 July 1889

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