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MUNICIPAL.

Roswk.—A meeting held last night was attended by thi Mayor (Mr A. 0. Bpgsr), Crs Duncan, 6itn, Farnic, Stewart, Perry, Dalziel, Lindsay, Fraser, and Higgins.—The Works Committee recommended that they bo authorieed to repair Kedzlit-.'a road; that the elork be instructed to write to the Taieri County Council and poiat cut the damage which was being caused to the Kaikoni road, between the Chinamen's gardens and Holyrood, by the excessively large growth of the quick hedges, and to urge the Council to get the cause of tho damige removed by havincr the bedgeß cut down to a reasonable limit; that the clerk be instructed to write to the Dunedin City Council that the Roslyn Council objected to pay halt the oc Bt of surfacing tho channels and paths through the Town Belt, leading to Boslyn, and were of opinion that the work referred to cnuld be overtaken in a better, cheaper, and more expeditious manner by contract than oy the class of day labor recently emp'oyed. Report adopted.—The Committee appointed to inquire into the matter of quarries and stone crushing for the borough reported that a supply of good bluestone could be obtained from the Corporation reserve (block 10, Dunedin and East Taiert district). They, therefore, recommended that authority be given to employ two m' n for a short t me to open and ascertain the extent of the quarry, which had at one time been worked, nn section 6 in the abovementioned block. The Committee did not recommend the Council to erect any machinery for stone-crushing, they being of opinion that such work would he better undertaken by private enterprise than by tha Corporation. Report adopted.—The Finance Committee recommended that the amount levied by the Hospital and Cbarit&b'.e Aid Board be paid by monthly instalments. They reported that the overdraft at the bank was L 424. Report adopted. —A memo, was received from the Property Tax Department stating that a voucher had been sent to the Treasury for the payment < f L4617e 6d, being balance of subsidy due to the Council under the Loo*l Bodies' Finance and Powers Act.—Mr A H. Rofb wrote acknowledging the receipt of a letter from the Council enclosing a resolution passed t>y them with regard to the Hospitals and Charitable Aid Bill now before Parliament, and stating that he would do all in bis power to give effect to the views expressed therein, tbey being identical with his own. Received.

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MUNICIPAL., Evening Star, Issue 7988, 17 August 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Evening Star, Issue 7988, 17 August 1889

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