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The Water Supply Committee will report to to-night’s meeting recommending that Cr Barron be appointed chairman of the Water Supply Committee for the ensuing year, Mrs S. C. Stone’s application for water supply to her house, Mornlngton, from the Caversham Borough main has been granted on condition that the water be supplied to no one else, and that tho Caversham Council pay half the rates to the City Council In addition to the charge by meter of 6d per 1,000 gallons. With reference to repairing the apron over the water mains in the bed of the Water of Leith at the Woodhaugh bridge, the Committee have accepted the offer made by the Maori Hill Borough Council without prejudice to existing rights, to bear one-third of the total cost of not more than LBO in putting in a new apron to the satisfaction of the borough engineer—such offer to compromise being applicable in the present case only, and not affecting the question of future liability in any way. The Gas Committee will report having considered the documents submitted to the Council at its last meeting by the “ Guloher Electric Light and Power Company” (which were referred to this Committee for consideration and ’report), and also as to to the method of street and other lighting therein referred to, and that they do not consider it advisable at the present time to entertain the proposal by the said company. The Reserves Committee recommend that a one year’s lease of the Southern Market Reserve be offered at public auction; that tho fountain presented to the City by Mr Woolf Harris be erected on the site shown in the plan of the Triangle submitted, and that the City surveyor be instructed to proceed with the erection of the fountain, the cost being defrayed by Mr Harris ; that a supply of water be laid on to and a drain put down from the fountain at the cost of tho Corporation; that notice be given to the owners of the advertising concrete vase in the Octagon to remove it forthwith; that the eastern portion of the Octagon be improved Inputting turf on places where the grassplat is destroyed; that the gorae be cut on the reserve near the Southern Cemetery; that the head gardener’s requisition for two tons Kaitangata coal, for the propagating house at the Botanical Gardens, be granted. It is also recommended that Mr Thomas Begg’s offer to sell sufficient land to form a roadway 40ft wide, from the upper Portobello road to the Corporation sections 56, 57, and 58, Upper Harbor East, leased by Mr A. Johnston, and to erect fence, execute all surveys and plans, etc., necessary to have the road line registered for public purposes for the sum of L 76, be accepted. Or Kimbell is recommended for appointment as chairman of tho Reserves Committee for the ensuing year. The Finance Committee report having passed for payment accounts, as per warrants herewith submitted, amounting to;— Municipal, No. 1 account, L 4,647 19s 4d; water, No. 2 account, L 3.004 19a 7d; gas, No. 3 account, L 3,422 2s 7d; total, L 11,073 Is 6d. These amounts include the usual half-yearly payments into the Consolidated Loan Account, L 8.351 14s Bd, and to adjust the departmental accounts, L 864 5s 9d.

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS., Evening Star, Issue 8027, 2 October 1889

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS. Evening Star, Issue 8027, 2 October 1889