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The following is a summary of the reports to be presented at the ordinary meeting of the City Council to-morrow night The Works Committee reported chat in reference to tho suggestion made b» Messrs A. Lorieand Co., that the street eleaningbedone after midnight, they find that the greater part of the street cleaning and sweeping is done at night, but to do all such work at night, as suggested, would entail an increased expense, which the Committee are pot prepared to undertake. Tne Reserves Committee recommend, with reference to clause 2 of the Committee’s report on the 22cd September as to the proposed dealing with, and improvement of, the Northern Recreation Reserve, which was referred back for consideration—(l) That all fences be closed with che exception of the two entrances from King street and Cumberland street respectively, and that the large gate in St. David street be used only for wheeled traffic ; (2) that the three clubs now playing on the reserve be allowed to use one pitch for each club for this year only; (3) that after the present season no permission be given to any adult club to use the reserve ; (4) that no permission be given to charge for admission to the reserve. A requisition for coal, quarry dust, and planks, costing £1 IS a 6d, has been granted for the Botanical Gardens. The Gas Committee report having received notice from Mr Allan Johnston that he has thrown up his contract for the purchase for removal of the gasworks’ spent lime as from the 29th October, 1897, and they recommend that, tin accordance with the conditions of the contract, his deposit of £2 be forfeited. The services of Mr A. R, Hardy as show room salesman have been dispensed with. Thj Water Committee report having instructed the city surveyor to lay a 4in pipe along Wharf street and a 3in main down to the tougue wharf, at a coat of £4O for labor, to increase the supply for the shipping, which is insufficient at the present time, and to attend to the rabbit poisoning on certain lands near the Northern Reservoir, at a small cost, as required by the rabbit inspector. The General Committee report with reference to the letter, 20th October, 1897, from Mr'Kidston-Hunter, referring to his former letter on the subject of milk supplj, and making suggestions as to testing such supply to the City, that Messrs Hunter and Snowball attended the last meeting of the Committee and explained the circumstances alluded to in the letter. The matter having been previously dealt with, and every precaution taken by the Committee to maintain the purity of the milk supplied to the City, it was resolved that the letter be received. The Committee further report having received the rough draft of the by-laws relating to the abattoirs, and referred the same to the city solicitors to put into legal form prior to submission to the Council.

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS., Evening Star, Issue 10460, 2 November 1897

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS. Evening Star, Issue 10460, 2 November 1897