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Port Chalmers. —The regular meeting of this Council was held yesterday evening; present the Mayor, and Crs Pedlow, Watson, Gardner, Schumacher, Murray, Pullar, Miller, Read, Putnam, Perry, M'Kenzie, and Mitchell.—Mr J. Joyce’s request to re-erect a wooden building on the site of the late firo in George street was referred to the By-law Committee to report. The Finance Committee recommended that accounts amountingto L 62 9s 7d be passed for payment. They further reported the state of the funds in bank —viz., debit general account, LSS9 13s sd; credit water account, L 476 Ss 3d; accounts to pay, L 62 9s 7d ; leaving total debit, L 175 14s 9d. Receipts since last meeting, L 94 15s.— The clerk was instructed to write Mr Stevenson that in the event of his not paying the license fee for removing ashes and rubbish, the Council will take proceedings against him.—The Building Committee recommended that Mr Bauchop be refunded L2OO from retention money, and allowed threo weeks, extra time for completion of building, the same being taken up with extra work, and that tho inspector be requested to forward report of extra work done.—The Mayor announced that the following councillors retired by effluxion of I time High Ward, Cr Pullar; Eastward, i Cr Putnam; Middle Ward, Cr Pedlow ; I South Ward, Cr Millar. The following ’ were appointed returning officers High : Ward, Mr R. G. Anderson; East Ward, Mr D. Robertson; Middle Ward, Mr J. Shanks; South Ward, Mr S. Perry.—A special meeting was afterwards held to confirm by-law re kerhing, | South Dunedin.— At last night’s meetj ing of the Council, attended by the Mayor, I Crs Marlow, Ohetwin, Davie, Hallam, ; Fiddcs, Osborne, Cossens, and Baker, the Finance Committee recommended that L 39 9s 9d for municipal accounts, and L 4 1 Os Sd for water supply be passed for payment.— The Works Committee reported that the fifty yards of rotten rock granted by the Council for the Anderson Bay road was inI sufficient, and recommended that a further fifty yards be placed on the road.—The

Water Committee reported that the water mains required to be sluiced, and recommended that the City Corporation be applied to for the free use of the water for that purpose.—The Mayor brought under the notice of the Council the fact that the borough in some parts was in a very unsanitary condition, and it was resolved—“ That the inspector visit all premises within the borough and report to this Council as to those persons who have cesspools to their closets not in accordance with the by-law.”—A deputation from the board of directors of the Tramway Company, consisting of Messrs Rose, Stronacli, and Williams, waited on the Council. Mr Rose stated that the company wanted to lay a double lino of rails along Cargill road, so that they could keep a better time-table to Caversham. The Council had allowed the company to lay dowu T rails on three-fourths of the road, and they wished to be allowed to put down rails of the same pattern on the remaining portion. The Mayor said that the Council would consider the request of the company, and the clerk would inform the deputation of their decision. It was subsequently resolved “ That tho resolution passed at the ordinary meeting of this Council on the 10th of June refusing permission to the Tramway Com pan j to lay dowu T rails on the Cargill road be revoked, and that the permission be granted.”

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MUNICIPAL., Issue 7990, 20 August 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Issue 7990, 20 August 1889

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