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THE HILL TRAMWAYS.

At Friday's meeting of the Roslyn Borough Council Messrs Duncan and MacGregor wrote asking to have the under-noted additions made m the draft Order-in-Council with reference to the Roslyn tramway :—To clause 6: And when electricity is employed tho fame shall be applied and used upon and according to the overhead system. To clause 7: And in the exercise of such delegation as afore?aid to the Roslyn Tramway Compin.y, Limited, tuch company as such delegate as aforesaid shall have delegated to it, also the powers of the local authority of acquiring by purchase or otherwise lands for tho constvuc.ion and maintenance of tho said tramways, but all lands acquired by purchase or otherwise by such company End paid for out of its own moneys shall remain the property of the company."-Referred to the borough solicitors to use their discretion in the matter. Messrs Haggitt Bros, and Brent wrote with reference to certain letteis received by the Council objecting to the taking of land for the purpose of constructing the Dunedin and Kaikorai Tram Company, Limited, stating that in their opinion, the letters did not contain any well-grounded objection to the execution of the works or to the taking of land. As regards , I> ro ,y ,slon3 of section 19 of the Public Works Act, 1894, they thought the Council should require the company to deport with them an amount of money amply sufficient to cover the {HhrnUedcompensati.-n which would probably be awarded for the lands proposed to be taken before proceeding with the taking of any of the lands required for the purposes of the company.—lt was resolved, on the motion of Cr Millab, seconded by Cr Sui-"That the Council, having duly considered all the objections, are of opinion that it is expedient that the proposed works of the Dunedin and Kaikorai Tramway Company be executed, and that no private injury will be done thereby for which due compensation will not be provided by the Public Works Act, 1894, and that the lands proposed to be take i shall be taken under the Act." It was also resolved, upon the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Cr Wedderspook— '<That upon the Dunedin and'-Kaikorai Tramway Company, Limited, depositing with this Council the sum ot £7OO, or any amount that Mr Hay eatimates as the value of such ground proposed to be taken, for the purpose of sitisf yiw all c'airos for compensation for lands to be taken for this tramway within the borough, the mayor and Crs Watson and Wedderspcon may t,i»nthe necessary memorial to His Excellency the Governor, and the mayor be, on this understanding, authorised to sign the statutory declaration required by tho Public Works Act." The Finance Committee recommended, with reference to the documents forwarded by Messrs Haggitt Bros, and Brrnt containing the application for an authorising order for construction of a certain tramway and delegation of such order 11 il u yn Tr <"nway Company, Limited, that they be amended by striking out the words three pence as the maximum fare, and sertrm? in lieu thereof the words "one penny " and that Messrs Haggitt Bros, and Brent be authorised to arrange this alteration with the tramway company's solicitors. Jhe Committee reported with reference to the objections and claims lodged by the High Sohool Board of Governors, the Otago Presbyterian Church Board, the Corporation of the City of Dunedin, and Mr John Campbell, in the matter of lauds proposed to be takers under the Public i i \. for tramwft v purposes, that the clerk had been Instructed to confer with the borough solicitors and the solicitor of the Dunedin and Kaikorai Tram Company, as to the procedure in such case. The report was adopted. r

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THE HILL TRAMWAYS., Evening Star, Issue 10424, 20 September 1897

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THE HILL TRAMWAYS. Evening Star, Issue 10424, 20 September 1897

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