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CAVERSHAM.-The fortnightly meeting of the Caversham Borough Council was held last evening. There were present-Mr J Ruston (mayor) and Crs J. fail Bon> Searle ' Cole, Hancock M Gomgal, Rae, R. Wilson, Hurgess, and G.endming.— General accountfl amounting to £668 6s si, and the St. Chm water supply acoount, amounting to £22 9s lid, were passed for payment The Works Committee's report, recommending that two ladders of Oregon hardwood be procured for the fire brigade at a cost of £1 15, was adopted—The Drainage and Sanitary Committee reported having instructed the inspector to take up the cast-iron pipes lying on the beach at St. Clair, and to have them cleaned and tarred; also to procure six lira plugs for the St. Clair water supply account. Adopted:-The Clerkfreported that the «£ of repairing footpaths from September, 1896;. to October, 1897, was £lßl lls—LetteS were received from the South Dunedin anil at. Hilda Borough Councils agreeing to confer with the Caversham Council on the. question of obtaining a recreation ground tor the borough. It was decided to hold the conference on Tuesday, the 26th inst—Mr A. Morrißon, M.H.R., wrote acknowledc\og the receipt of a letter from the Council requesting that he should endeavor to cet powergiven to local bodies to deal with trees, growing in borough*. Mr Morrison promised to do all that he could to give effect to the request -The Secretary of the Sanitary Institute wrote askint? the Council to be present at a discussion of the Local Govern ment Bill at the Town Hall on Thursday the 28th mat Agreed. -Several cornpSs* were received from ratepayers concerning the manner m which the nightsoil contract was being carried out, and the Council decided to compel the contractor to perform th* work properly.

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MUNICIPAL., Evening Star, Issue 10451, 22 October 1897

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MUNICIPAL. Evening Star, Issue 10451, 22 October 1897