The ordinary meeting p! the City Council was held in the Town Hall last night, when there were present—His Worship the Mayor (Mr H. Gourley), Cra A. Solomon, «I. -A. Park, J. Carroll, C. Haynes, J. Swan, P. Miller, J, Gore, H. F. Hardy, G. L. Denniston, B. Chisholm, and C. M. Mouat. ‘ THE NEW COUNCILLORS. CrsPark (Bell Ward) and Miller (High Ward), who took their seats for the first time, were formally welcomed by the Mayor. • KAIKORAI TRAMWAY. His Worship mentioned that this was the meeting appointed to hear objections to the Kaikorai Tramway Company. The solicitors had, however, written asking to have the matter postponed for a fortnight. He would therefore move that it stand oyer accordingly.—Agreed to. WHARF. ROADS. The Harbor Board wrote asking the Council to expend £lO on the work of metalling the road in front of the Sailors’ Best by the cross wharf.—lt was decided to agree to the request, the work to be done without prejudice, the road not having been taken over by the Council from the Harbor Board.—lt was pointed out that the road wtys principally used by the Bail way Department, and it was decided, on the motion of Cr Carroll —“ That the town clerk be instructed, to write to the Minister of Bail ways and wak him to contribute his fair share towards the maintaining of the cross wharf road.” CAPTAIN GOLDIE’S CASE. Captain Goldie wrote to the Council with reference to his grievance about rent, intimating his intention of submitting -the question to the Supreme Court, and asking that the Council consent to making it a friendly action.—Cr Gore asked whether the Works Committee had properly inquired into the matter, for, as he understood the case, - Captain Goldie was laboring under a great hardship,, inasmuch as he was paying rent to the Council for his own freehold.—His Worship said the Works Committee had inquired into the case, and were of opinion that Captain Goldie had a hardship, but their solicitors (by whom they must be guided) had informed the Committee that the matter could only be settled by the Supreme Court, and that they had no power to make themselves party to a friendly action. —lt was resolved on the motion of Cr Haynes, seconded by Cr Carroll —“ That the matter be left in the bands of the mayor and the town clerk.” correspondence. Mr Charles Coombs wrote asking that a lamp be placed in the vicinity of the handrail in Queen street north.—Beferred to the Works Committee to act. Messrs Chapman and Sinclair wrote stating that they bad the agreements with the Mornington and Boslyn Tramway Companies iu duplicate.—The Town Clerk stated that the documents -were all in order.—lt was resolved “ that the seal of the Corporation be fixed to the documents.” reports. The reports already published of the Works Committee, Finance Committee, Gas Committee, and General Committee were adopted. reserves committee. The Beserves Committee’s report, with the exception' of that portion referring to the North Becreation Ground, which was held over till next meeting, was adopted. NEW COMMITTEES. The following committees were elected for the ensuing year : Finance Crs Chisholm, Denniston, Gore, Haynes, and Solomon. Gas—Crs Carroll, Mouat, Hardy, Solomon, and Swan. General—Crs Gore, Haynes, Chisholm, Carroll, and Swan. ‘ Public Works—Crs.Solomon, Miller, Denniston, and Mouat. Reserves-Crs Denniston, Chisholm, Swan, Miller, and Park. Water—Crs Dawson, Park, Hardy, and Carroll. Special Committee—Cr Gore was elected iu place of Cr Thomson on this Committee, On the motion of Cr Haynes, the mayor was elected ex officio member of all commit* tees.
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CITY COUNCIL, Evening Star, Issue 10427, 23 September 1897
CITY COUNCIL Evening Star, Issue 10427, 23 September 1897
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