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GREEN ISLAND COUNCIL

The monthly meeting of the Green Island Borough Council was hold last night, and attended by His Worship the Mayor (Mr E. J. Reeves) and Crs Kane, Ensor, Jas. Geddes, Wilson, Jackson, Christie, Miller, Samson, W. Geddes, Bremncr, and Atkinson.

The Secretary of tho Dunedin Drainage and Sewerage Board wrote notifying that their Works Committee will make tho following report in respect of the Kaikorai drainage to tho board at their meeting this evening:—‘ That, after going fully jftin tho proposals submit ted by tho Green Island Borough Council, they regret they cannot recommend the board to adopt the proposals, believing that at the present time the board will only ho able to deal satisfactorily with the area within their own boundary."—Received. Tho Secretary of the Green Island School Committee wrote stating that the resolution of the former committee to cut down tho trees opposite Mrs Love’s property had been rescinded, but that the committee were willing to top the trees and remove all branches overhanging rhe street line.—After considerable discussion it was resolved to agree -to the trees being fopnetl to 10ft and the overhanging branches cub back. —Reports.— Tlio Finance Committee reported as follows:—Wages paid during tho month, £35 12s. Receipts for the month made up as follow:—Hall £7 10s, cc-metcry £4 16s, water rate £52 13s, general rate £B7 6a Bd, tank overdraft 'after paying accounts) £1,203 3s sd. Analysis of accounts: Water account (credit), £2 12a 2d; cemetery account (credit), £l2 10s 7d: district fund account (debit), £1,224 35s 2d; water loan account (credit). £54 Is Id. Receipts for the month, £132 bs fid.—Adopted. The Domain and Cemetery Committee’s report, dealing with minor matters, was adopted. The Works Committee reported, inter alia: Work dono during tho month: R-o letter from Health Department regarding wafer channels, recommend that lolier bo received, the matter having already been attended to; recommend that letter from Motor Club ro slag on Main road be received; recommend that Jcffcoat street be formed a> hurt out ill allocation sheer-; recommend that J. M'Millan's tender for carting and spreading slag on Noel street bo accepted. —With regard to the Motor Club’s letter. Cr J. Geddes said that ho had inspected the road, and had faded to find any slag, except one load which had been deposited in a spot within 3ft of the boundary of a G6ft road, and behind a telegraph pole. He thought it- was an extraordinary thing that a motor should get there.—On the motion of Cr J. Geddes, seconded by Cr Kusor, the report was adopted. —Drainage Plans. — Or Jackson moved and Cr Samson seconded —“ That the Drainage Board be written to asking them to allow tho borough engineer to inspect the drainage plans, and obtain any information be wished lo Irani on the matter.”—Or Jackson said that if this reasonable request was refused the council could then place the matter in the hands of their solicitors. They had paid their -share towards the cost of tho plans, and it was absurd for tho board to claim them as their private property.—The motion was carried. —Fat Works Nuisance.— Cr J. Geddes said ho wished to draw tho attention of the council to the offensive smell arising from the fat works, especially on a Monday. Tho nuisance could bo abated at very littlo expense, and he considered that tho proprietors of the works should bo compelled to see that this was done.—Later Cr Geddes gave notice that he would movo at next meeting—“ That the Fat Company bo notified that tho smell arising from their d'g o * 4 " tors when being blown off is very strong, especially on Mondays, and pointing out that lhair permit may bo withdrawn unless the matter is remedied to the satisfaction of the council.”

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GREEN ISLAND COUNCIL, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914

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GREEN ISLAND COUNCIL Issue 15640, 3 November 1914

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