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The monthly meeting of the- executive of tile. Dunedin Municipal Association was held last night, and ’ was well attended, Mr James Connor, president, being in the chair.

The Secretary of the Drainage Board submitted the board's engineer’s report re drains-in-comraon to serve properties fronting Macandrew road. The report stated, inter alia, that it was impossible to give a sewage service to premises without adopting a system of clrains-in-common. He put in the sewer in Macandrew road because (a) the board had not then statutory power with regard to drains-in-com-moa; (b) it was the only placo that a drain could bo placed in Macandrew road to the Cargill road sewer.—Mr T. A. Maitland said that the question regarding the charging of the cost of drains-rn-com-men had not been answered.—lt was resolved that the matter be referred back to the committee which had previously had the matter in hand. It was decided that Mr K. Duncan bo asked to furnish further particulars relative to the charges for electric powi|9 and lighting, and report to a future meeting. The Secretary was requested to obtain copies of the Dunedin City Corporation’s last annual balance-sheet, and furnish each member of the executive with a copy. Ur Gordon Macdonald and Jlr Hayward were appointed a sub-committee to report on the question of a proposal to filter the town water supply. The Secretary was instructed to write to the Wellington City Council for particulars as to the working of the undivided ward system. It was decided to set up a sub-committee to report to next meeting of the executive on the advisability of abolishing the Drainage Board and Domain Board and amalgamating their work with the City Corporation works, thereby curtailing staff and expenditure and the clashing of interests.

The secretary was requested to write to the Dunedin Crty Council asking to be supplied with tho cost of the City baths to date.

It was resolved that Dr Gordon Macdonald and the secretary , wait on tho Mayor of the City and find out what is being" done in regard to unemployment, this being a matter of vital interest at the present time.

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MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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