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North-east Valley—Present at last night's meeting of this Council : The Mayor (Mr M'Gregor), Crs Russell, Scoones, Evans, Macandrew, Murray, Anderson, and Mariacher.—The Inspector reported that the Cairnglen road wanted patching with metal from the bridge upwards ; he also reported that it would be impossible to connect with the present pipes in Mr Thomas's paddock and discharge into the creek near Mr Begg's, but it would be possible to take up the pipes as far as Selwyn road and relay them at a higher level down the Avenue, through Mr Chaplain's property, and thence through Mr Thomas's paddock to a terminal point of discharge into the creek near Mr Begg's property. The report was adopted.— The Finance Committee reported that the overdraft stood at £92512s Bd, being £374 7a 4d below the fixed limit.—The agents for the Sinking Fund Trust wrote in connection with the falling due of debenture No. i ],- for. £I,OOO, payable, on the 20fch April, .1900, that they had, noted the request to arrange investments so that the money might be available on that date. They, found that the last arranged mortgage did not expire till 1901, and if the money was required before the due date the mortgage would have to be transferred. Uhe maWer was referred to the Finance Committee.—Mr John Begg wrote that he

withdrew bis permission to allow any drain' to pass'through his ground...-It was decided that the West Ward members interview Mr Begg.—Mr L. Wilson wrote that he could not undertake his nightsoil contract for ore year, but would take it for three years, wi hj the option of renewing it—The Town Clerk, Dunedin, wrote, regarding the condition of the Opouo Bridge, that tho Valley Council should make application to the City Council in the usual way.—Mr Coroner Carew wrote that at an inquest held on the body of Henry Guy the jury added a rider to their verdict that the portion of the Main road where the accident happened, and several other parte, required protection by fencing. Resolved that the inspector report.— The following resolutions were passed :—" That the resolution passed on September 27, re scavengering work, be rescinded. That the | Council now adopt scheme 2/a8 submitted to the General Committee, and that the chairman of that Committee, the clerk, Cr Anderson, and the mover be appointed a sub committee to draw up specifications and call for tenders for the removal of nightsoil for five.years ; tenders to be considered at a special meeting to be held on November 8. That the clerk be instructed to consult the solicitor as to making a by-law dealing with the scavengering work." " That the clerk prepare for balloting the names of persons in arrears of rates, and that they be balloted for summoning at tho next meeting of the Council."

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MUNICIPAL., Issue 10454, 26 October 1897

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MUNICIPAL. Issue 10454, 26 October 1897

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