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The followiug is a summary of the reports to be submitted by the various committees at to-morrow night's meeting of the City Council!—

The Finance Committee report having granted certain applications for remission of half ratea upon premises which have been nuocoupied for six months past; and that Mr A. Millar has been refunded the amount of the fine imposed upon him for keeping an unregistered dog, he having since shown that_ a mistake had been made. Accounts amounting to £1,171 5s 6d have been passed for payment.'' , The Reserves Committee'report' having' icstruoted the oity engineer to a'at with re* gard to- (1) the applications for cricket pitoheß from the Albion and Eglinton Crioket Clubs; (2) heaps of elderberry cuttings on the Town Belt, with a view to olearing them away before the dry season sets in; (3) tarring and sanding footpaths in the Botanical Gardens, cost not to exceed £lO, and painting entrance gates, seats, etc., cost not to exceed £o ; (4) to-have the gates of the Southern Market Reserve locked at night, damage having lately been done to some of the trees planted there. With reference to the letter from the Dunedin and Kaikorai Tram Company offering £3OO for the portion of allotment 16 and allotments 17, 42, 43, and 44 of sections 1 and 2, block 4, Upper Kaikorai district, taken for the purposes of the tramway, the Committee notify that they have adhered to their former decision fixing £350 as the price of the land.

The General Committee report having received a report from Inspector Snowball on the insanitary condition of a dairy in the Peninsula district, and having given instructions that steps should be taken to prevent the milk therefrom being brought into the City. The condition of the premises has, however, since been improved to the satisfaction of the inspector. With reference to the question of the City tramcars running to the time-table, the Committee report having decided to take no action, having been assured that the occurrence referred to will not occur again.

The Gas Committee report having peruse'd the rules of the United Plumbers and Gasfitters' Union, and that they have no recommendation to make thereupon. The Water Committee adhere to their recommendation that the application of the New Zealand Co-operative and Ageucy Company for water supply to their engine in their shop, Rattray street, be declined.

The Public Works Committee report having instructed the city surveyor to act with the chairman as to repairing the footpath on the Town Belt between the Main South road and Philip street, Kensington, as requested by the Caversham Borough Council.

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS., Issue 10448, 19 October 1897

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS. Issue 10448, 19 October 1897

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