The monthly meeting of the Dunedin Fire Board was held yesterday afternoon, and attended by Messrs T. Chalmer (chairman), H. H. S. White, W. I. Bolam, W. A Scott, J. Arkle, and H. D. Stronach.
Sir-A.'J. Sullivan wrote tendering his resignation as & member of the- board.ThG board regretfully accepted the resignation, and placed on record their appreciation and acknowledged the great assistance Mr Sullivan had afforded since the board's inception, and wished hid* every Mitcess in the new sphere of activity upon wrich he had entered.—The Chairman said ihat they all appreciated Mr Sullivan's ,;*•:■>•• eommon sense, and knew of his great St-vfcw .S> the board. It was, indeed, a most fortunate circum>tamce that he should have been one of the first appointees, holding as he did the position of chairman ot the. Water Committee of the City Conned. ire was thoroughly acquainted with the water reticulation, and it was through him that thev had been abb to get certain deficiencies from the fire point of view remedied quicklv. for had he not fortunately held the' two positions the board •ovkf not hare had them remedied any:hhig like so cirrlv. Their good wishes rent tut to Mr Sullivan in-his new sphere af h'fe. , ,_ . The General Committee reported tnr. - the Citv Council had been requested to hive fire breaks cleared between bush on the Towt> L>lt and buildings contiguous thereto; that the attention of the City Council'had ' e'?" drawn to the necessity of amending the by-law in relation to theatre* in the direction of giving firemen 311 dutv filler power in the direction of ensuring' public safely ; the/ the financial ace: lion, as at October 12 showed a credit balance of £2.874 13s 9d. after payment of accounts. The report was adopted.
The Minister of Internal Affairs wrote consenting to the Ixjatd borrowing up to £20.000 inclusive of the amount of £IO,OOO at pre.-ent on ing.—ln this connection certain formal resolutions providing for the is*ue of debentures were passed.
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FIRE BOARD, Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914