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Fort Chalmers.— The meeting of the Council was held yesterday evening; present—The Mayor, Ors Pullar, Gardner, Watson, Sohumaoher, Innis, Head, Murray, M'tienzie, Millar, and Perry.—The Works Committee reported that two years Bince the embankment at Bellevue place, near Mr Wilson's property, was washed away and the pipe drain choked, and recommended that the embankment be filled up and a box drain put in; also that ttie crossings in Beach street and at the foot of Grey street be shifted in a lino with the corner of the new buildings. The Finance Committee recommended that sundry accounts amounting to L<J4 4s lid be passed for payment. They reported the state of the funds in the bank as follows:—Debit, general account, L6OO Os 7d ; ere Jit. water account, L 582 4a sd; deWt balance, Ll7 163 2d; accounts to pay, L!) 44s lid; total debit, LU2 1b Id. Adopted. —The Baths Committee reported that the baths would require repair before the bathing season commences.—Or Peiibt m ved, and Or M'Kknzik seconded—"That a committee be formed to inquire into and report to the Council a - < to the manner in which the various servants of the Corporation have performed their duties during the past twelve months, and whether any reductions or improvement can be made in the various departments for the bonefit of the town generally." Or Murray could not see the drift of the fir <t clause of the motion, as during the past twelve months no complaints had been made either to the Works Committee or the Council against any of their officers. Cr Pmllar also considered the inspector and staff had faithfully performed their duties. The metion was lost on the casting vote of the Mayor.—lt was resolved-"That the Mayor be authorised to call a public meeting to consider the question of annexing Man&f ord Town to the borough of Port Chalmers."—The following committees were appointed : Finance, Keserveß, and Cemetery—Ors Pedlow, Pullar, Schumacher, and M'Kenzie ; Works, Fire Brigade, Lighting, and Sanitary—Crs Innis, Murray, Perry, Gardner; Water, Bath, and By-law« Cr» Watson, Mitchell, Millar, Bead.—Leave of absence was J granted to Or Innis for two months.

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MUNICIPAL., Issue 8014, 17 September 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Issue 8014, 17 September 1889

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