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The fortnightly meeting of the Harbor Board, held to-day, was attended by Messrs A. H, Ross, M.H.B. (chairman), N. Y. A. Wales, J. B, Thomson, W. Watdrop, A. Thomson, J Carroll, E. B. Cargill, Captain Finclair, and Captain Veal. Dredge 222. The following extract from a private letter received by the secretary from Mr Alexander Guild, of the Melbourne Harbor Trust Department, was read:—“ The 232, or the Maori, as we call her, is giving very good results, and working very well. Captain Stewart handles her very well, indeed, with respect to mooting and improving her, and is giving our men some wrinkles. He is working very hard himself, and showing a good example. They call him the Maori chief here,” FINANCE COMMITTEE. The Finance Committee recommend the acceptance of notice of discontinuance received from Mr H, Guthrie with respect to his annual tenancy of section 25, block 63, and decline tho proposal for acceptance of one-half the present rent. It is recommended that tenders Ih called for lease of a block of about an acre and a quarter, extending from secMors 17 and 20 to Police street for six months, with tight to remove any erections that may be put up thereon. Accounts amounting to LBO9 Is 8d have been passed for payment. WOKKB COMMITTEE. Tho Committee reported inter alia on remits as follows : ’ Reclamation at Ravensbourne. Board recommended to contribute 1.7 10s towards filling up of hollow complained of. . __ Reclamation at Anderson Bay road. —efforts have been made to get the Government to aid in removing the nuisance complained of; but nothing bas b:cn finally determined on.

tenders have been received for dumping appliances for one year, and that of Ur John Mills recommended for acceptance. ~. . Mr Chisholm’S tender for grazing right at Kilgour Point ij recommended for acceptance at the rate of LlO per annum. . Stages for steamboat traffic.—An answer having been received from the Dovonport Steam Ferry Company agreeing to pay one penny per head on passenger tickets soldi and notifying that one or two of their steamers would bb despatched for Dunedin within a week or t\Vo, in accordance with former resolutions of the Board instructions have been given to the inspector of works to proceed with the repairs. On the visit to Anderson Bay toad wi hj Mr O’Connor, of the Public Works Department, a ecwor lending into the harbor near the railway line, and the foreshore surrounding it, were felt to be the source of the worst of the smells in the neighborhood. The inspector has been asked to report, and a copy of his report is recommended to be forwarded to the Caversham Borough. Inspector Stephens in his report says “ I have the honor to report having visited the sewer discharging Into the bay near the Caversham boundary. Evidently it is a continuation of the eewer for the drainage of Orosvcnor street. On both sides of that street there are channel gratings with silt traps on the roanbola plates, on which the words'Cavershom Borough’ are cast. I therefore o include that the sower is within that borough. I am not In a position to say whether any of the houses arc connected with the sewer, but whatever is the cause of it tho stench at the outlet is exceedingly offensive, and should certainly be abated at once.' The Harbor-master has reported repairs required to the lightship, which has been at her moorlt gs for three years wihout docking; also, that a spare shaft, propeller, and valves for the s.s. Plucky bo obtained. —The Committee recommend that the requirements as suggested be provided for. Charge for using side-dredge.—The Inspector reports that a fair charge would bo Ll2 per week, tho Board paying the master’s wages. Letter from Napier Harbor Board as to hiring the Board’s plant. Tho Committee recommend that a reply be sent that there is none cf tho Board’s plant available for hire at present. Bonus to Crew of Dredge 222 Permanent Staff. - Reoommond that bonuses amounting to LSD 10s be of Channel and Mole at Heads,—The Committee recommend that tho channel be dredged near Kilgour Point, and between piles 7 and 9, also at the approach to Rattray street wha I to a width cf 70ft and minimum depth of 161b at low water, and that tho Cargill mole bo completed to the end of the irescnt staying with the least possible delay, the work, f practicable, to be done by tender, the Board supdying the plant.—Th) chairman was authorised to ustruct the inspector to furnish approximate estimate of the cost of the before mentioned works.

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HARBOR BOARD., Issue 8052, 31 October 1889

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HARBOR BOARD. Issue 8052, 31 October 1889

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