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Caversham.—A meeting of the Caversham Borough Council held yesterday was attended by the Mayor (Mr M'Laren), Crs Wilson, Coverlid, Cole, Boyes, Roberts, Stevenson, Jones, Bridgman, Kirby, Young, Hancock, and Baverstock.— The Works and Baths Committee reported having considered an offer from the owners of the upper portion of part of section 12, block 6, town district, to erect a dividing fence, provided the Council would pay half the cost of same. They recommended that the offer be aocepted, subject to the gorse on the line of fence being grubbed up, and the whole of the work completed to the satisfaction of the Council's inspector. Report adopted.—The Drainage, Water, and Sanitary Committee reported having instructed the clerk to inform eever»l persons that unless they paid their water rates the water supply would be cut til from their premises. Adopted.—The Secretary of the Education Board wrote as follows:— '* The condition of the ditch in front of the Macandrew road School was brought under the notice of this Board at its last meeting by the School Committee, and a committee of the Board was appointed to attend to the matter. The subject has again and again been brought before the local authority, and now the School Committee inform the Board that the condition of the drain is suoh that tho school may have to be closed. The Board's Committee would be glad if you would appoint a committee to confer with them on the subject, in order, if possible, to come to some understanding that will lead to the abatement of a nuisance which is a menaco to tho health of the school children, and so obviate the necessity indicated by the School Committee of closing the Bchool."—It was resolved that the Mayor and Cr. Bridgman wait upon the borough solicitor and ascertain the Council's position with regard to the matter. —The District Traffic Manager of the Railway Department wrote re nightsoil waggons standing at Kensington until 11 a.m. He regretted that the tanks could not be taken away by any other train than the one they went by now. The clerk was instructed to reply that, unless the nuisance was abated, the Council would take legal proceedings against the department.— The secretary of the Caversham Fire Brigade wrote asking the Council to increase the grant they had decided to give for uniforms to L 25. Letter received.—Mr E. Anacombe wrote seating that he had taken the stones out of the St. Clair baths, but if the Council would raise the wall in the channel the stones would not come into the baths, and a slight alteration at the north end would scour them clean. Referred to the Works Committee, with power to act. —The clerk was instructed to write to the South Dunedin Borough Council asking them to grade up the Cargill road from the tramway line with rotten rock.

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MUNICIPAL., Evening Star, Issue 8053, 1 November 1889

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MUNICIPAL. Evening Star, Issue 8053, 1 November 1889