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The fortnightly meeting of the St. Kilda, Borough Council was held Ins 1 evening an<l attended by the Mayor (V.-. W. T. M'Fnrlanej. Civs Hellyer, T:uinp son, Harris, Dove, Abbott, Sutherland, and Allen. The Secretary of the Ota go Hospi-ai and Charitable Aid Board wrote t'Ji.l s ing a. ropv of their annual balance-she ./l —Received. —Works.--The Works and Writer ( otiimittee re ported that in connection with the appl; cation from T. Irvine for water servicr to his property in Tapper's Subdivision. Quanv street, thov recommended that Mr Irvine" bo informed that the work had been passed to lie done, but there would be some delay in putting it in hand owint; to the pipes having to be ordered from England and Quarry street having to bo formed before the water reticulation of the street is carried out, and that under the circumstances he had bettei make temporary arrangements for water. The tender for concrete kerbing and channelling in Albert, Kennedy, and Onslow streets being in excess of the. engineer's estimate, they recommended that the work be done by day labor squad. Asphalting Royal crescent footpath : As the engineer staled that: it could be conveniently arranged to carry out this work at the same time, as Grove street, they further recommended that the work be done bv day labor squad. Some comment was made "over the fact that only one tcndei had been received for concrete kerbing and channelling.—The Mayor said that he did not know why contractors did not tender. As far as he knew, there was nothing unusual about the specifications. —Cr Campbell thought that a. definite statement should be secured as to the cost of the work by day labor. —The Mayor agreed with Cr Hellyer, who stated that until one uf the loan works was com pleted it would be impossible to furnish a. statement.—The report was adopted without alteration. —Finance.— The. Finance Committee, reported thai the bank balances were as follows :—District fund account (dr), £7,255: special loan account No. 2 (cr). £314: special loan account No. 3 (cr), £5.449: drainage and sewerage account (cr), £32. The committee further reported that in con ncction with the letter from the Otago Agricultural and Pastoral Society, in which they asked the council to remit the charge for water used by the Kxpedi tionary Force during their encampment at Tahuna Park, they had instructed the clerk to ascertain if the City Council would remit their charge to St. Kilda for the water, and. it so, the 'nmmiUee recommend that the council remit their profit on the water.—Adopted. —Genera!.— The Fire Brigade Committee reported that they had given instructions for scaffolding to be erected in Miller street fo> brigade practice, and recommended that a spare tyre and tube for the motor b< procured at a cost of £B.—The recommendation was referred back to the com mittee, Cr Harris stating that the com mittee iwero desirous of going into the question of solid tyres for the machine. The report of the committee of the whole regarding new by-laws was adopted One alteration was in respect of build ings, it being agreed that the 20ft front age in this clause be altered to 40ft. The Inspector reported that the out side staff had been employed during the last fortnight as follows':—Roads" and footpaths : Spreading screenings Council street footpath, blinding patching QueenV Drive, patching drainage connection? weeding path Richardson street, raking imetal Richardson street, Young street and De Carle street, rolling streets met ailed on west side of Main road, blindir" and patching Albert street, carting away ' spoil from Main streets, patching Ric'' ardson street and Moreau street with re ten rock, Tolling Victoria road. Drnr age : Cleaning channels in main street cleaning out mud tank in Main ro.--' weeding -and grading channel in Forbtir crescent, putting in mud tank in Forbu crescent, carting away gutter scraping: Reserves : Cutting grass Culling Par! sowing grass seed at tram terminuß. a< tending to trees at band rotunda. Watc work : _ Repairing burst services, water inspection and putting in new services. raising and pitching fire plugs; the water cart ha-s been out four days. SanitaTy : The sanitary work is satisfactory.

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ST. KILDA COUNCIL, Evening Star, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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ST. KILDA COUNCIL Evening Star, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914