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The following is the substance of the reports to be presented at the City Council meeting this evening:—

The Public Works Committee recommend —(1) That 200 yds of Woodhaugh Quarry hand-broken metal be purchased at 4s 6d per yard to repair Lower Rattray street; (2) that the application of the New Zealand Exhibition Commissioners to erect a permanent building of wood and iron on sections 6, 7, and 8, block 69, Cumberland street, be declined, the Council having lately resolved that no permanent wooden buildings should be erected on this portion of the reclaimed land. They report—(l) That the City surveyor has been instructed to act in various small matters; (2) applications have been granted for modifications of building regulations in four unimportant cases; (3) Mr J. A. Barr haviog submitted the plans of the new Provincial Hotel, showing two approaches each 10ft wide from Stafford street to the Princess's Theatre, the Committee informed him that such approaches are considered sufficient for the requirements of the theatre as at present constructed, but should the proposed alterations to the theatre be carried out such approaches will not be considered adequate, and other means of entrance and exit will have to be provided for the theatre as may be required by the Council; (4) Mr John Hornby's tender for repairing Forth street bridge for Llls 3s 4d had been accepted ; (5) tenders had been invited for (a) the supply of coal to the Town Hall, Brigade station, Botanic Gardens, etc. ; (b) repairing and mecalliug roads on the Town Belt leading to Roslyn ; (c) kerbing and channelling footpath in Melville street.

The Water Supply Committee (1) recommend that an open storm water channel lined at its inlet, all weak places, and at the intersection of the embankment, and with timber shoot down the slope near the embankment, be constructed along the western side of the Ross Creek Reservoir, from the upper basin to the creek, a distance of about twenty-three chains, at a cost estimated at LOSO ; (2) Mr E. R. Ussher, district engineer, having been instructed by Government to make a preliminary investigation into the safety of the Ross Creek Reservoir, has been granted access to all plans, etc., in the possession of the Corporation relating thereto; and application from the Public Building Department for a reduction of charge for water supply to post office lift has been declined, being fixed by by-law. The Gas Committee recommend the salary of Mr J. B. Fairbairn, clerk in the gas department, be increased by L 25 per aiinuni.

The Finance Committee recommend that the salary of Mr Richard Quinn, jun., assistant to the rate collector, be increased from L 75 to LBS per annum. Accounts had been passed for payment amounting to L 3,027 15s Id, including municipal account, L 1.449 lis 4d; water account, L 306 19s 8d; and gas account, L 1,271 4s Id. The Reserves Committee recommend that applications be invited for the appointment of assistant sexton of the Northern Cemetery. Mr James Tait had been allowed to retain his advertisement on the Corporation quarry during the pleasure of the Conncil. Mr Reid's application for permission to gather seeds on the Town Belt has been declined, but he has been requested to see th«

head gardener, and get what he wants from him. Penrission Lad been refused the Albion Football Club to play football on the Town Belt east of the North Dunedin Pound,

The General Committee having carefully considered their previous recommendation to the Council to support the Bill to amend the Slaughterhouses Act, 1877, see no reason to alter their decision. The City surveyor has been instructed to erect a lean-to washing house at the rear of the fire brigade station, at a cost not exceeding L 5. With reference to the Dunedin City and Suburban Tramways Company's letter requesting the Council's approval of a proposal to adopt electricity as a motive power, the Committee carefully considered the subject, and examined drawings and and recommend the Council to give facilities to the tramway company to carry out the overhead system of electrical propulsion of cars, subject to the plans and specifications being first approved by the City engineer ; toe postsfor carrying the wires to be over 20ft high.

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS., Issue 7967, 24 July 1889

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS. Issue 7967, 24 July 1889

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