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MUNICIPAL.

Port Chalmers,— Last night’s meeting was attended by the Mayor (Mr £. 6. Allen), Ors Watson, Murray, Pallar, Mitchell, Gardner, Pedlow, Read, M'Kenzie, Schumacher, and Perry.—Mr Arthur Bell, engineer in charge of public buildings, wrote pointing out that as the Corporation occupied 13-20ths and the Government 7-20ths of the municipal buildings the contribution (if any) of the Government towards insurance should be based upon those proportions, and not upon the equal proportions suggested by the Council. Referred to Building Committee for report.—Letters from Captain Mitchell (of the Volunteer Fire Brigade) and Mr A. Wilson were referred to committees with power to act,— The Water Committee reported having considered the application of the Port Chalmers Rowing Club for a water supply to be laid on to the club’s They could not recommend any new services to be taken from the lower level. Report adopted.— The Finance Committee recommended that, all persons indebted for rents, rates, asphalting, and kerbing after November 7 be sued without further notice. —An application was made in writing by Mr A. Cable for the use of the town hall on November 6 for a ball. Cr Schumacher moved, and Cr Pullar seconded, that the application be granted, Cr M'Kenzie objected to the Council going into opposition to other halls, and considered the application should be declined. Cr Murray thought nothing should be done towards letting the hall until the question had been decided. He moved an amendment to that effect. The coincided with Cr Murray, and seconded the amendment. Cr Schumacher stated that over forty ratepayers had requested the Council to grant them the use of the hall. They lypre pre: pared to pay any sum that was demanded qs rent for its nse. The amendment was carried. After discussion as to the price of letting, it was decided that nothing be done qntil thp Building Committee had considered the matter.

South Dunedin.— The fortnightly meeting, held in the Counoil Chambers last night, was attended by Mr Sullivan (mayor), Crs Marlow, M'Kay, Cossens, Fiddes, and Finher,—Mr J. Ellis, nightsoil contractor to the borough, drew attention to the fact that nothing had been done to procure the extra work that he was entitled to according to his agreement with the Council, although it was now six months since he had commenced the contract. Referred to the inspector.— Mr E. Munden applied for a water supply. Referred to the City and St. Kilda Councils. —Mr M. M'Ginity drew attention to a pack of hounds in Vogel street being a nuisance, —The treasurer’s statement to the 25th October was read and received. —The clerk was instructed to place before the Council at next meeting a detailed statement of the inpome and unavoidable outlay in the general account from March 31, 1889, to April 1, 1890, showing the available balance for works during the year ; also that the olerk place before the Council at next meeting a detailed statement of income and outlay in the water account, keeping working expenses—viz., salary, wages, commissions, etc.—a separate item ; and also that he be instructed to work out, for the information of the Council, how much the water costs the borough per l,ooogal.

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MUNICIPAL., Evening Star, Issue 8050, 29 October 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Evening Star, Issue 8050, 29 October 1889

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