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» The following is a summary of the reports that are co be presented at to-nicht's meeting of the City Council:— The Reserves Committee recommend: That pursuant to the advice of the city solicitors, the Council offer no defence to the action in the Supreme Court instituted iu terms of the Public Joo" e L ve !r w tim? ?r n '\ Sille Amendment Act of ISSu by Mr W M. Hodgkins -to establish his title to a portion of the old bed of the Water of Leith bounding sections 7 and S, block 36, Town of Dvfncdm, and containing about fifteen poles which was vested in the Cjt.y Corporation, together with the Mill Reserve, by the Public Reserves Vesting ami Sale Act, 1892; also, that the offer contained in a letter of the 151 th October from Mr Hodgkins'ssolicitors, to costs(i-«GJ for the land in settlement of the claim, be declined The Committee also rcconuiioml that the head gardener bo instructed to take legd proceeding regarding dogs found in the Botanical with _ the view of preventing their admission therein. The city surveyor has been instructed r? • at i t W,''^ 1 } 1 to the -'"'Plication of the Thistle Cricket Clnb for permission to p'ay cricket upon the "1 own Belt m front of BeHekmuv.-s The application of C. .T..Payn« (secretary of the Mornington Cn_c.tet Club) for some rustic timber from tue Lotamcal Gardens to repair one seat and to erect another on the Town Belt in front of Mommgton has been granted. The Water Committee report having instructed the city survey..* to have sundry maintenance repairs effected on the water race, and to act regardimng Messrs; J. and T. Christie's application tor an adjustment of account for special supply of water, the meter having been found to be defective. The General Committee report that, with reference to the business circular from Mr R. Simon re Ottes patent plant for the economic destruction and utilisation of carcisses, offal, bones et" such a plant is not required at present, but wiii be considered later on if a destructor be needed An application from the New Zealand Refrigerating Company that the abattoir drain be laid so as to discharge into the Kaikorai Stream two chains below the point proposed, which was above their intake pipe, has been agreed to. The Committee also recommend that licenses to store dangerous goods be issued to John Scott, CuroberI.nnd, 1 .n nd , st /, eet ' and Joh , u Shar P> Filleu l street, for 4Ugal of kerosene each. The Finance Committee report having granted the application of the district engineer for remission of half the water rates upon the new gaol which is not yet occupied, and also the application of Mr H. F. Hardy for the remission of half rates upon house No. 1,095, which has been unoccupied during the past six months The Works Committee report having instructed the city surveyor to proceed with the erection of public urinals in Dowhng and Water streets, as authorised by the Council on the Committee's recommendation. The application of Messrs Ke %°£™ A , lios k™*Jot consent to a right-of-way 82ft em Ion? by 3ft wide over part of section 30b. block 1, town of Dunedin, on the usual conditions as to deposit of plan and undertaking for maintenance, has been granted.

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS., Evening Star, Issue 10473, 17 November 1897

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS. Evening Star, Issue 10473, 17 November 1897