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MUNICIPAL.

Poet Chalmers. Th,e meeting of the Council last evening waß attended by the Mayor (Mr W. M. Innes), Crs Watson, Cameron, Dawson, Edgar, Inverarity. Ped-» low, Murray, Sutton, Wilson, Tait, Leach. An apology was received from Cr Weir. The Finance Committee reported that the receipts since last meeting were : General account, £52 53 3d ; water acconnt, £B4 16s 5d ; total, £137 Is Bd.—The Lighting Committee reported that the four months' lighting expired on the 21st inst. Cr Invekarity said that, owiDg to the dark nights, the lamps ought ro be lighted for one month longer. Cr Pedlo* (chairman of tho Finance Committee) called the attention of the Council to ths facfc that only £SO was voted for lighting - for the twelve months. It was unfortunate that the time expired in the middle of'very dark nights. £7O bad already been expended, and there were yet five months to run, and only £lO was left. Cr Watson moved—"That the lamps be lighted for another fortnight, when there would be a new moon." Cr 'Leach seconded. Cr Murray stated that the lighting of the town clock cost £1 per month, and this wouhj take £5 out of the £lO, and,there were tho lamps at the corner of the buildings and the gas consumed in the Council Chambers and tho Town Hall to be provided for out of the £5 remaining. There had been new works dono during the year which had not been provided for, aud the Finance Committee at the end of the year would iiavo to ,recom-. mend a la (id rate instead of 13 3d. Therefore the Council were not in a position to extend the timo of .lighting. Cr Wilson agreed with Cr Murray. Cr Cameron moved as an amendment that the contract for lighting terminate next day. The Mayor said his opinion was that the lamps were for the benefit of the ratepayers, who paid for them. He considered the lamps should be lighted for either one month or at least a fortnight. The motion was carried on the casting vote of the mayor.—The following committees were appointed :—Finance, Reserves, and Cemetery —Crs Pccllow, Sutton, Edgar, and Dawson ; Work?, Lighting, and Sanitary—Crs Watson, Inverarity, Wilson and Murray; Water, Bithp, and By-laws—Crs Weir, Lsach, Tait, aud Cameron.—Cr Inverarity called the attention of the Council to che variance batweea the weighbridges that weighed goods at Port Chalmers and Dunedin. There was a difference of about lewt in the ton. The matter was referred to the Works Committee with power to act. ' South Duxedin.—The meeting of this Council was held last night, aud attended by the Mayor (Mr C. Fisher), Cr3 Botting, Shacklock, Thomas, Fiddis, Hollcy, M'Key, M'Curdy, and Marlow.—Several complaints were received concerning the non-removal of nightsoil. Mr D. Stirling, who wrote complaining that the nightsoil contractor had broken down hi 3 fence, was referred to the contractor.—Mr M. J. Robertson and Mr J. H. Hinton wrote complaining of water lodging on sections, and the matter was referred to the inspector.—Mr D. Knox wrote drawing attention to the bad condition of a portion of Melbourne street foot- > path. Referred to the Allocation Committee.—The St. Kilda Borough Council wrote stating that it considered the police would prove most efficient to restrain, the cattle nuisance.—Mr J. Howell's complaint of the bad state of the aide walks in Maria street was referred to the Allocation Committee.—The following committees were appointed : —Finance—Crs Osborne, Shacklock, and Marlow; Works—Crs Fiddis, M'Curdy, and Thomas ; Water—Crs Botting, Holley, and M'Key. .:

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MUNICIPAL., Issue 10425, 21 September 1897

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MUNICIPAL. Issue 10425, 21 September 1897

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