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MUNICIPAL.

Moknington. This Council’s meeting last night was attended by the Mayor, Crs Densem, Scott, Cahill, Page, Reynolds, Horsburgh, and Wills. The Finance Committee reported that the month’s expenditure was L 149 7s 2d, and the bank overdraft L 1,032 8s Bd. The Committee recommended that a second instalment of LIOO be paid to the Sinking Fund Commissioners. The Works Committee recommended that two 4in drain pipes be placed over the culvert leading under the filling in at Clyde avenue on both sides of the road; that the water channel fronting the church property be pitched and grouted, and a culvert built at the end of the footpath in William street, at its junction with James place ; that the filling in of Bourke street be proceeded with, and that tho inspector, when procuring tho material, start the cutting of Regent street at the school gate; and that Cr Wills be deputed to wait on Mrs Matthews for the purpose of obtaining her decision as to the completion of Tumai road. Adopted. The Inspector reported that he had visited the slaughtering promises in the borough during the month and found them all clean —Crs Wills, Grindley, and Caffin were appointed members of the Finance Committee for the ensuing year; and Crs Page, Reynolds, and Horsburgh members of the Works Committee, —A number of ratepayers petitioned the Council to make a footpath from the Caversham main road up the hill to Water street. Referred to the Works Committee to carry out temporary repairs while metalling the Eglinton road.— The following motions were adopted Cr Page “That about ten chains of pitched and grouted water tables be formed on Hawthorn avenue, and about 100 yards of bluestone metal, well blinded with rotten rock, be applied where most required on such road.” Cr Densem— “ That in view of the great number of stray cattle usually wandering about the borough, and the nuisance and danger thereby existing in driving them a Ion" distance, tho Council proceed to

secure with as little delay as possible a si,t6 for, and erect a public pound within the district; and that a committee consisting of the Mayor, Crs Horsburgh, Reynolds, Densem, and Pago be formed to expend a sum not exceeding Llson ashed and fence,etc.’’ — Cr Cahill spoke in complimentary terms of the manner in which the mayor had conducted the business of the Council during the past year. He also asked His Worship if he intended to contest the next mayoral election, and stated that if be did he would be most happy to give him his support. Cr Caffin also promised the mayor his support, and Mr Scoclar said that if his services were of any use to the Council he would gladly offer himself for re-election.

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MUNICIPAL., Issue 8027, 2 October 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Issue 8027, 2 October 1889

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