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CITY COUNCIL.

Last night's meeting of the City Council was attended by the Mayor (Mr H. Gourley), Crs Solomon, Park, Carroll, Mouat, Haynes, Hardy, Miller, Denniston, and Swan. CORRESPONDENCE. Mr A. Burt, president of the Technical Classeß Association, wrote a king the Council to lay a drain pipe to the new Technical School free of cost to the Association.—The letter was referred to the Works Committee to act, provided that the Association pay one-third of the cost of the work. Mr F. W. Maclean, district engineer, wrote stating that permission would be given to the Council to !ay a drain from the abattoir across the railway land at Burnside cattle yards, recently purchased by the Railway Department from Mr C. W. Anderson, on the understanding that the Corporation indemnified the department from all claims and complaints with reference to the pollution of the Kaikorai Stream, the work to be carried out us.der the 6upeivision of the railway inspector.—Referred to the mayor and town clerk to act. A GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE. Messrs Helmore and Brown wrote: "HaviDg been instructed by His Excellency the Governor to submit for his approval a suitable residence in or around Dunedin, we placed before His Excellency several houee3 that we thought might meet his requirements, but find, however, from the Governor's representative, who called upon us yesterday, and who inspected several of the placas offered, that none cf them contained sufficient accommodation His Excellency intends, should he procure a suitable residence, stay ing in Dunedin until June, and as we consider it would be of greatadvantageto Dunedin for lim to reside here for a time, we feel every endeavor should be made to suit him. We therefore venture to submit the case to you as represen tatives of the citizens, with the hope that you may be able to make some useful suggestion, and perhaps, as it is a matter of considerable importance to Dunedin, the Council may feel disposed to give pecuniary assistance, should we be able to satisfy His Excellency, by making some slight alterations to any premises offered, or by putting them in a suitable state of repair." On the motion of Cr Swan the letter was referred to the Finance Committee to report.

THE ABATTOIRS. It was resolved that a special meeting of the Council be held on Wednesday, December 1, at the close of the ordinary meeting for the purpose of considering and adopting a resolution by way of a special order for the pumose of making a by-law for the regulation and conduct of the City abattoir, and for the sale of meat within the borough of the City of Dunedin.

EEPORTS. The reports of the "Works, "Water, Reserves, Gas, General, and Finance Committees (already published) were adopted. On the Beserv s Committee's report being dealt with, Cr Haynes asked if anything had been done with regard to the request of the southern boroughs for a recreation ground.—Cr Swan explained that the Committee had not yet had time to consider the matter.

TENDER. A. M'Kenzie's tender of £l7 8s 9d for the supply of 865 dog collars was accepted.

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CITY COUNCIL., Issue 10474, 18 November 1897

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CITY COUNCIL. Issue 10474, 18 November 1897

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