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The following are summaries of the various reports to be submitted at tomorrow night's meeting of the City Council : The Works Committee recommend that Mr John Roberts's application for permission to connect a drain from his property at Littlebourne with the City sewers be declined, as they are of opinion that it would be impolitic to grant such applications from outside boroughs; and that the contract for I asphalting work be extended to the end of j the current year. The City Surveyor has been instructed to act with reference to tho application] of Mrs A. Pavletich, the removal of two railway sidings by the Railway Department, the repairing of the approaches from Princes and Rattray streets to Dowling street above the cutting, and the repairing of the kerbing and channelling in Princea street near the cutting to Rattray streot. The respective applications of Messrs Harry Paterson, Sargood, Son, and Ewen, Jamea Hislop, John Moreton, F. P. Daviß, F. D. Bamfield, G. Rendall, and Mrs Le Brun have been granted, while those of Messrs A. Smith and J. Ellis have been declined. Mr A. Gardner's tender to lease the Corporation weighbridge has been accepted. The Water Supply Committee recommend that Mr John Roberts's application for water supply to his house at Littlebourne be granted, subject to certain conditions, while the respective applications of the 'Otago Daily Timeß' Company and Mrs Rate Rossnotham have been granted. With reference to' Messrs P. flayman and Co.'s complaint re insufficient pressure of water, an answer has been sent stating that there has been no decrease of pressure, and no leak can be found, the pipes probably being corroded. The Caversham Borougli Council have been notified that they cannot legally supply water to places outside of the borough. The Gas Committee recommend that they be empowered to order 3,300 arch fire-bricks, which are required to complete the settings of retorts now in course of erection.

Ihe Reserves Committee in their report recommend (1) with reference to Mr W. Oram Ball's letter regarding terms for a two yeara' lease of the Southern Market Reserve, that, as the present opportunity is exceptionally favorable for deriving a large income from this soui ce, a short lease of the reserve be sold by auction without valuation ; (2) that the Committee be empowered to negotiate for the purchase of sufficient land to give access from the high road to tho Corporation sections 56, 57, and 58, Upper Harbor East, at present leased to Mr A. Johnston; and (3) that either H. Booth,

James Findlay, or Edward Oaten be appointed sexton of the Southern Cemetery. The Committee repcrt. that donations to the Botanical Gardens from Professor Kirk, the Rev. B. M. King, and Messrs EUisdon, Cantrell, and Durston have been received with thanks.

The. General Committee in their report recommend that a five years' service medal be granted to Fireman Hardy, and a two years' service medal to Foreman O'Gorman ; and state that permission has been granted to the Mqrnington Tramway Company to form a shunt between the existing lines of tails at the Mornington terminus.

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS., Issue 8014, 17 September 1889

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS. Issue 8014, 17 September 1889

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