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The ordinary meeting, held this afternoon, was attended by Messrs J. B. Thomson (chairman), D. Reid, A. Thomson, N. Y. A. Wales, S. Myers, E, B. Cargill, Captnia Vea\, and General Pallor.

THE DREDGE. On the question of the confirmation of the minutes being put, Mr Reid said that he did not understand how tho Board could justify its action in sending the dredge to Melbourne, seeing that if anything happened to her there was nothing to take her place at the Heads. He entered his protest against what had been done, and was sorry ho was not at the previous meeting to record it. He would, in fact, like to record it now. General Fulton : I agree with you that it was a mistake to scud her away without insurance ; but what can we do ? Mr Wales : We can reconsider it. General Fulton : I think she ought to go if we can insure her. Mr Reid : Oh, certainly. The matter then dropped. CORRESPONDENCE.

The Under-Secretary for Crown Lands intimated that the Works Department was not yet in a position to authorise tho preparation ef a Crown grant to tho Board in respect to land at Ravensbourne.—The Chairman said that tho land was vested in the Board by Act in 1880, and he thought it was unsatisfactory that no reason was given why the grant should not issue.—lt was resolved that the Finance Committee draw up memoranda and approach Government on the subject. Messrs Sargood, Son, and Ewen wrote asking for the formation of a footpath to tfeeir new property. —Referred to Works Committee to report.—Mr Wales said that the Corporation refused to take over the streets, which militated against their leasing. It would not do for the Board to attend to this work piecemeal, making a path to every man’s door as soon as he took up a section.

REPORTS. The Works Committee reported on remits as follows : —Consideration of reinstating Priestman crane dredger has been deferred (until 222 is out of hand. Appointments to Dredge 222; The Chairman informed the Committee that nothing further had been •done in this matter, excepting that Mr Hay had been appointed chief engineer in the place of Mr Wilscn, who was unable to go to Melbourne owing to his wife’s illness. The Finance Committee reported having passed for payment accounts amounting to L 335 IDs 6d.

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HARBOR BOARD., Issue 7980, 8 August 1889

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HARBOR BOARD. Issue 7980, 8 August 1889

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