Bosltn. This Borough Council met last night; prtsent—the Mayor (Mr Kemnitz), Crs Begg, Scott, "Wedilerspoon, Drew, Watson, Philp, Blackwood, Miller, Hunter, Sutherland. Wilson, and Sim. It was agreed to kerb and channel the north side of Pacific Btreet, Nevada, and to form the continuation of Hart street to Bellevue street. The Finance Committee reported that the overdraft stood at £919. The Works Committee's report, which was adopted, recommended that the letter of Mr Brown as to track on the Town Belt be received; that Mr Wilkinson be informed that the Council could not undertake to kerb and channel the south side of Pacific street at present, as it was contemplated to kerb the north side of the street; that a pipe drain be laid in front of Mr Salmond's house in Michie street; that a footpath and kerb and ohannel be formed in Tweed street, Melrose, providing Mr Keade agreed to pay half cost of kerb and channel; that the owners of frontages in Charlotte street be asked if they are willing to pay half cost of a concrete channel in front of their respective properties; that the surface water coming atong the west Bide of Tweed street, Littlebourne, be conveyed down the open channel along the Littlebourne road in lieu of being taken, as at present, through the properties of Mrs Taylor and Mr Corey; that the tender of Messrs Cameron and Kedzlie for formation of part of Tay street, Linden, for the sum of £l4, bo accepted; that about four chains of the footpath on the south side of King street, Hawthorndale, be asphalted.—On the motion of the Mayok it was resolved—" That in the opinion of the Council the . Municipal Corporations Act, 1895, has worked fairly well, and the Council deprecates any experimental legislation so far as the affairs of local bodies are concerned."
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MUNICIPAL., Evening Star, Issue 10476, 20 November 1897, Supplement