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The monthly meeting, held to-day, was presided over" by Cr J. W. Biair "(chairman).

The Ranger reported having impounded during the month 26 horses and 65 cattle. Two horses were impounded in Outram pound.—Received. The Sanitary Inspector reported that the various slaughter-houses in the county were in a satisfactory condition. He had occasion to call tho attention of tome of the owners to the unsatisfactory state of the drains running from their .-laughterhouses. He had noticed a dead bullock on the Main Mouth road, and had found out the owner, who removed tho carcass and buried it.—Received.

The Mount Herbert County Council asked the Council to support" a motion urging the Government, as the most equitable_ means of meeting additional expenditure to be borne m despatching the Expeditionary Forces, to levy a war" tax. —Received.

In connection with the severance cf Strath Taieri Riding from the Taieri County, with a view to its inclusion in Mauiototo County, the cieik to the latter County Council advised that his council inte/.ded to take under section 3 of the Counties Amendment Act, 1913, requesting tho Governor that the proposed alteration be made.—Noted.

In connection, with Mill Creek bridge, Berwick, in answer to council's Jetttud. Dunedin City Coiuuil resolved to pav £SO towards repairs, and Bruce County' Council declined responsibility.—Received. S. C. Barrett, Glentairn Estate, Outrani, detailed tho %lit experienced with fires a few days a-'_'o, and the endeavors they made to save the two bridges in the vicinity. Several sheep wore burned and fences ruined. They hoped tho coundi] would not hold them ic?i«ous>iljle for damages to the bridge*.—Referred to in tho engineer's report. li. C. Kinsman and W. C. Jones nsked that the Government grant for rna<l repairs between Malarae and Sutton be spent, aleo tho road fronting their properties formed as speedily as possible.—Referred to in th-s engineer's report. The Engineer reported as follows: The contracts completed during the month are No 97, delivery 320 yaids metal, Wingatui road: No. 99, .ro'ad grading; and No. 101, d-d ivory metal, fjparks road, Maungatua. -The contracts in progress are No. 92, schist, spalls, Lee Flat road ; No. 100, delivery gravel on Brighton road; and No. * 103, concrete culvert, M'Donald's road. The crusher has worked at Mosgiel quarry, and produced 460 yards of" metal, which has been run out on contracts 96, 97, and 101. The erection of water opening over Long':* Cie-ek, North Taieri, is being carried out by day labor, also the nil vert work at Wingatui connected with the- District road widening. In Otokia Riding a day-tabor wjuad ha* been organised to suil'a.e a number of the hill roads and -carry out some improvement works at Allaaton. I propose next week to start a squad of live men at the forr.uitiou work on tho Matarae-Sutton road. Two bridges on th;> Outram-Hindon road were damaged by tire during tho month. About 300 ft of timber was destroyed, and other timber* scorched. Necessary timb-r has been' sent forward, and repairs will bo carried nut at onco. Cr Freeman and the engineer attended the Dunedin Drainage Board and came to an understanding with tha board which permitted the Kaikorai drainage work being proceeded with at once. Cr Christie and tho engineer have inspected the road over Hatalie'e slip, and conferred with the settlers interested. It was decided to recommend the council -to metal the deviation road through Jeffcoate's, provided the ownera exchange road for road; failing this, to open np the old road across the slip, but not to metai same.—The report was adopted. -

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TAIERI COUNTY COUNCIL, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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TAIERI COUNTY COUNCIL Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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