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Port Chalmers. —The regular meeting oi the Council took place yesterday ; present—The Mayor, Crs Schumacher, Murray, Reid, Mitchell, M'Keozie, Millar, Pedlow, Watson, Perry, Pullar, Gardner, Putnam.— Mr A. Wilson, of Dunback, wrote stating that about 2,000 acres of the endowment had been burned by some person unknown, together with a iiumbcivof sheep. This would prevent him keeping up the present number of stock. If a concession in the rent were not allowed, ho would be unable to keep the reserve. It was resolved that the Council conld not sanction any concession.—The Finance Committee recommended the payment of accounts amounting to L 72 13s sd. The state of funds in bank on August 29 was—Debit general account, L 634 15a 84 ; credit water account, Ls'2l 10a; debit to bank, Lll3 5s Bd. Receipts from 15th to 29th August, L 63 10s 4d.—The New Cemetery Committee reported that Messrs Bruchop and Co. had refused to pay 5s for a warrant and 2s 6d fees in connection with a person buried as a pauper in third class ground in the new cemetery. No charge was made in the regulations for the old cemetery for warrants or recording fees for this class of interment; but in the regulations for the new cemetery no allowances wore made for pauper interments, consequently the Committee recommended that Messrs Bauchop and Co. be again called upon to pay the charges.—The By-laws Committee, in dealing with communications from Mr J. Joyce, M.H.R., and Mr D. Law, reported that in reference to Mr Joyce's letter they could not sec their way to grant his request unless he complied with sections 2, 8, and 55 of the municipal by-laws, part 3, building regulations. In the case of Mr Law, they poined out that ho had committed a breach of by-law’s 2 and 56 by erecting a building in George street without giving proper notice to the Council, thereby rendering himself liable to a fine. Cr Putnam’s amendment to the adoption of tho report, “ That Mr Joyce be permitted to erect a building on his section, provided that in doing so he erect a party wall of brick not less than 9in thick,” was declared carried ; and also a further motion by Cr M'Kenz'o to take proceedings ogainst Mr D. Law,—lt was resolved that the town clerk write to the inspector of works calling his attention to the breaches of the by-laws which have recently been committed, and instructing him in future to report all cases to the Council, and further that the clerk write to the sergeant of police requesting him to prosecute in all cases of breaches of tho by-laws under his notice.

South Duxedin.— The meeting held last evening was attended by the Mayor, Cra Chetwin, Davie, Osborne, Cossens, Baker, Marlow, Hallatn, and Fiddes,—The Property Tax Department wrote that a voucher for payment of L 46 I7s 6d, balance of account subsidy due to the Council, had been sent to the Treasury.—The Tramway Company wrote asking the Council’s consent to a modification of the tramway agreement with the’ company, so as to permit of a division of the line into Id sections. The directors proposed that then the through fare from Manse street to the Ocean Beach or to Caversham should be 2d, instead of 3d ai at present. It was resolved that the concsssion be granted on condition that the first section be at the junction of Cargill road.—Alexander Bain wrote asking that the drain in front of his place might be seen to, as a very foul smell arose therefrom.— Thomas M'Clintock wrote that the local fire brigade would bo unable to attend at the opening ceremony in connection with the Exhibition owing to the condition in which the uniforms of the members of the brigade were, and he asked the Fire Brigade Committee to inspect the uniforms with a view of procuring new ones. Referred to the new Fire Brigade Committee to report.—Tim Finance Committee recommended that the f ollowing accounts he passed for payment; —Municipal, L 25 16a; water supply, Lls 18s 3d ; sanitary, L2 Is 3d.—The Inspector reported that ho had inspected the closets in the borough, and found a great many in a very bad condition. Ho handed in a list of sixty-three oases which required attention. After discussion it was resolved—“ That the inspector be instructed to take proceedings against all persons in order to abate the nnisance of holes in the ground for a receptacle for nightsoil.”—On the motion of the Mayor it was resolved—“ That the Council record in the minutes their appreciation of the services rendered by Crs Chetwin, Marlow, and Cossens,”

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MUNICIPAL., Issue 8002, 3 September 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Issue 8002, 3 September 1889

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