An ordinary meeting of the Harbor Board was held yesterday afternoon; presentMessrs J. B. Thomson (chairman), W. Wardrop, ,T. Carroll, E. B'. Cttgill* N. Y. A. Wales, 5... Myers, General Fulton, and Captains Veal and Sinclair. CORRESPONDENCE. The Milburn Lime and Cement Company wrote offering to purchase one of the cranes at the Heads.—The Secretary stated that the matter hftd been referred to the inspector, and he reported tffat a small crane at the North Head would Sot be required. It stood on the last valuation list as worth L 175. The. Chairman said ho hsd authorised the sale at the price named, and the company accepted it. The chairman's action was confirmed. The Marino Department forwarded a copy of a rider received by them from Mr Coroner Carew, the rider having been drawn up by the Jury at the inquest which was held some time ago on the body of a man killed while working in the 8.?, Invercargill at the Rattray street wharf. The effect of the rider was that proper appliances should be provided on the wharf for the removal of accident cases.—The secretary said 1 that when the man was hurt on the vessel the men lowered a coal basket, doubled him up into into it, and hoisted him on deck, instead of using a tarpaulin which was lying at hand.—The letter was received. Mr H. W. Monkman, of the Exhibition Company, wrote that the New South Wales Government were sending over an exhibit for the Exhibition, and he requested that as the goods were Government property, and were only exhibited for the purpose of assisting the Exhibition, they be allowed to come in free of du'es. The request was agreed to as far as Government exhibits only are concerned'. An application to purchase a quantity of the Board's idle plant was referred to the Works Committee for a report. Messrs Herbert, Haynes, and Co.- wrote asking if the Board would sell a property at Kilgour Point. Referred to the Finance Committee for a report. A petition, Bigned by 150 residents at Mansford Bay, was received. The petitioners objected to old vessels being left in the bay, as they prevented the tidal scour. —Referred to the Works Committee for a report. THE BOARD'S MODE OF SELLING SECTIONS Mr Cargill drew attention to the fact that it was possible for anyone, after a sale of the Board's sections, to go and take up a section at the upset. It seemed to him that the Board's interests were somewhat sacrificed by this arrangement, and it was a surprise to him to hear recently that a whole block had been taken up at the upset after a sale. He thought the Board had got a little the worst of it. If sections were not sold at one sale they should be put up at another. The Chairman said that a resolution was passed at a late meeting that no sections were to be sold without first consulting the Board. Mr Cargill said he was not aware of that. He was quite satisfied since that was the case. FINANCIAL. The bank book, showing a credit balance of L9IG 12s lid, was laid on the table. DREDGE 222. Tho Chairman said that he noticed with a considerable deal of satisfaction that the dredge arrived in Melbourne on the 9th. He might state that most of the men on the vessel were to have their lives insured by the Board in the Accident Insurance Company, but three hours after the dredge sailed the head manager of the company, in Auckland, sent down a telegram stating that he would have nothing to do with them. He (the chairman) now thought it would be a proper thing for the Board to do to give the crew, out of the insurance money that had been saved, some little bonus—say a month's pay—to all who were of good character and were not "runners"—that is, those who went across but who do not intend to remain on the vessel.
On the motion of Mr Wales, it was agreed that tho Finance Committee might make a recommendation such as the chairman had suggested, and the nutter was referred to them. RErORT. The Works Committee recommended (1) that footpaths be made to each end of Messrs Sargood, Son, and Ewen's building on the Board's section behind tho railway station ; and (2) that the offer of the Port Chalmers Borough Council to let a room to the Board be declined at present. The report was adopted.
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HARBOR BOARD., Evening Star, Issue 8011, 13 September 1889
HARBOR BOARD. Evening Star, Issue 8011, 13 September 1889
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