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The monthly meeting of the Ofcago Dock Trust was held in the Council Chambers, Port Chalmers, yesterday afternoon; present Messrs E. G. Allen (chairman), H. Gourley, A. Thomson, Dr Drysdale, and Captain Watson (secretary).

THE BOILER POINT SECTIONS. Mr F. W. Platts, on behalf of Walter Gaah and John Tunnage, wrote offering the sum of L 7 10s per annum for the use and occupation of each of two sections on the endowment near Boiler Point. The Chairman said that it would be remembered that at last meeting the question of laying off these sections was referred to a committee, to arrange and report to this meeting. He had taken the matter in hand and referred it to the engineer and the solicitors, and it was found that the cost of getting the ground surveyed, so as to come under the Land Transfer Act, would amount to a very large sum, and the solicitors recommended that the leases should be from year to year. There were two applicants for the ground, and they were willing to accept the land without going in for any lengthy tenure. The Committee were of opinion that there should be three sections marked out on the ground, and that the annual rent should be L 5 a year each, but in pegging off the ground with the engineer it was found it would be impossible to have three. There were only two sites, and therefore the Committee concluded that it would be best to make two of it and put an upset price of Lls on the lot. The two applicants were willing to give L 7 10s each, and it was now for the Trust to approve or reject these offer?. There was a question as to valuation for improvements. The applicants wished either valuation or permission to remove any improvements. The Trust could not give valuation, but the other course was open to them.

Mr Thomson said that this course was followed by the Harbor Boird, and he thought it might be adopted by the Trust; in fact, it was the only way of getting over the difficulty. He moved that the applications be granted. Mr Gourley seconded the motion, which wab carried. repairs at the dock. The Dockmaster wrote asking for permission to procure a new boom, the old one having been broken in a recent Btorm ; also, to have a few lighter loads of stone put on the top of the clay. The work would cost about LSO. The Chairman said this was a work of necessity. The boom was an old one, and the gale smashed it in two. Mr Gourlby moved, and Dr Drysdale seconded—"That the dockmaster be authorised to complete the work at the price stated." The motion was carried, financial,

The Finance Committee recommended that accounts amounting to L 176 2a Id be passed for payment.—Agreed to. The bank book showed a credit balance of L 692 11slld

Mr Tiiomson asked what was the amount on deposit. The Secretary : L 3.440. Mr Thomson remarked that at that rate the Trust had about L 4,000 in hand. This was all the business.

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DOCK TRUST., Issue 8005, 6 September 1889

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DOCK TRUST. Issue 8005, 6 September 1889

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