ThemembersattendiDgyesterday'smeeting were Messrs Maitland (Chief Commissioner), Clark, Dallas, Thomson, and Duncan.
The Clutha County Council forwarded plans of road lines on which they intend to expend moneys coming to them from deferred-payment and other lands between 29th April and 27th July of this year.— Approved. The Warden at Lawrence recommended that sections 40 to 47, and 49 to 51, block 8, Benger, be reserved from sale, as the ground is considered auriferous and likely to be taken up for mining purposes. —Withdrawn accordingly, with the exception of section 40, already dealt with. W. Wilson wrote asking that sections 5 to 10, 14 to 18, block 20, sections 7, 8, 15, 16, 18,19, 20, block 22, and sections sto 20* block 24, Port Molyneux, be opened as small-farm allotments.— Referred to ranger for report. E. F. Sharpe, perpetual lessee of village homestead special settlement sections 5 to 19, block 41, town of Molyneux, asked if he would have to transfer to another person when making a trip from the district.—Referred to Chief Commissioner. James Strachan asked leave to occupy portion of mining reserve, section 11, block 10, Kurow, on the usual condition. —Referred to Chief Commissioner.
Thomas Andrews stated that sections 6 and 7, block 17, Waihola, are no longer required for police purposes, and, having purchased the buildings thereon, he asked that the sections be offered for sale.—Referred to inspector of police, to say if sections are no longer required. Reporting on an application by John Lawson for a lease of ten acres of manuka bush at the head of Waipori Bush, Ranger Hughan stated that miners and others object, as they intend applying to the County Council to make roads to open up the bush. The Ranger suggested, however, that if the road is not to be made, Mr Lawson's application should be granted.— Consideration adjourned for a month. The Board were requested to fix the capital value of section 15, block 7, Teviot, to be opened as a small grazing run.—To be offered at oapital value of LI per acre. Hugh Curry, of Heriot, applied to lease part of section 21, block 4, Greenvale, containing about 20 acres —Declined. The Board were requested to consider the advisability of having the undermentioned sections notified under the Act of 1887, they having been open for application on perpetual lease at lowest upset and not taken up:—Maniototo: Section 5, block' 9, 320 acres; to be notified at 20s per acre, with valuation for improvements L 267 3s 6d. Maniototo: Section 19, block 4,59 a2r 13p ; to be forwarded for notification at 20s per acre, with valuation L 55. Mount Hyde: Section 11, block 7, 356 aOr 13p; to be forwarded for notification at 15s per acre, with valuation Ll4 2s.
Ranger Hughan havingvaluedthe improvements on forfeited deferred-payment sections 18 and 20, block 2, Tuapeka West, the Board were requested to fix an upset price at which the sections shall be reoffered.— To be reoffered at capital value of 20s—section 18 with Ll6 10s valuation, section 20 with LlB valuation.
Mr W. L. Simpson, on behalf of Matthew Crossan, applied for a lease of section 2, block 13, Benger, a quarry reserve. The Tuapeka County Council intimated that they approved of the license being issued.— License to issue at L2 per annum. C. Smith, chairman of the Progress Committee at Nenthorn, asked that a site of ten acres for school purposes be granted convenient to the township; also ten acres as a cemetery site; also suggesting the advisability of having three or four sections of half an acre each as sites for churches.— It was resolved that the Board will consider the application for a school site when made by the Education Board; that the Chief Surveyor be requested to obtain a report as to the necessity for a cemetery Bite; and that the Board do not reserve Bites for churches.
Applications for village settlement lands for cash:—John Mailer, sections 50 and 51, block 8, Benger; Jane Abernethy, sections 38 and 43, block 2, Glenomarn; W. B. Sangster, section 19, block 14, Lower Wanaka.—Approved. Applications for village settlement lands on deferred payments:—Samuel Davis, section 4a, block 8, Dunedin and East Taieri; W. M. King, section 14, block 4, Glenkenich; Patrick Lewis, section 24, blook 4, Sowburn.—Licenses to issue.
Applications for village settlement lands on perpetual lease -.—Daniel M'Laren, section 41, block 2, Glenomaru; Mitchell Abernethy, sections 44 and 45, block 2, Glenomaru; Hannah Dudley, section 69, block 8, Glenomaru; Neil M alloy, section 70, block 8, Glenomaru ; E. T. M'Pherson, section 24, block 2, Maerewhenua; John Pearson, section 23, block 4, Swinburn; Harry Lunan, section 25, block 4, Swinburn.—Leases to issue.
David Bisk applied to complete purchase of deferred-payment section 28, block 11, town of Kelso.—Approved. The Board fixed the rent of Daniel Stewart's prospector's mining lease over forty acres at Molyneux Mouth at 5s per acre. Mr W. L. Simpson, on behalf of F. G. Horrex, owner of section 16, block 15, Blackstone, desired to obtain by lease a small detached piece (15 acres), viz. section 26, reserved for forest tree planting.— License to issue at LI per annum. Mr W. D. Smith, on behalf of J. T. M'lntyre, applied to have section 21, block 5, Glenkenich, revalued.—Received. Tuapeka County Council forwarded a supplementary list of roads on which moneys accruing from deferred-payment and other lands are to be expended.—Approved. Mr Simpson, on behalf of D. Hanlon, licensee of section 7, block 1, Budle, applied to have revaluation of his section made,—Received.
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LAND BOARD., Evening Star, Issue 8046, 24 October 1889