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The Works Committee report that the city engineer has been instructed as under :—lnclude in the allocations for next year the cost of providing a street lamp at the top of the steps loading from the Town Belt to the path flanking Erin street and loading to the Rectory. Submit a list of works in different district.-; that may bo proceeded with by the cubsidy from the Utago Patriotic Association.

The Water Committee recommend : That- the application from the St. Kihh; Borough Council for remission of tlu charge for water supplied to the Expeditionary Force camp at Tahuna Park In granted, provided that the St. Klim. Council make no charge against the owner;; of the park for the water. The quant : t\ of water supplied was 258,000 gallons, a nil the amount involved is £6 Os. 'I hut tn-. application from the Otago Expansion League for payment of tins committee';quota, amounting to £25, of the council'.; subscription for the current year of £iW). be declined.

J lie Gene;al Committee recommend authority bo gran tod to olivet u-puir? aim additions at me, Roslyn Swimming Js.itn>, at a cost estimated by the city biiddiu,. surveyor at £25 12?. Tito committee report having received fiom Me.-?: • Fletcher Bros (contractors) that a s.-tik niont has taken place in the Turk;; it Baths, duo, presumably, to the -eitl,merit of a coneiete floor. 'l’ite <:• 'U. mittce •.vent fully into the mailer with the con tract or?, and during tit. conference also took op,pot tunny o, discussing other works that are deemed to bo necessary at the Turkish But its. The outcome of the conference was that Messrs Fletcher Bin?, were asked to embrace in a. repovi the cost of dealing with the .settlement and of the other wotkirientioned. Tilts report was duly mtcivod, and after giving full consideration to its terms the committee decided to 10commend the council to accept lire oner therein made. The council arc therefore j ecommended to grant authority to Messrs Fletcher Bros, to catty out the _ several works hereafter stated at the prices respectively cpioted, viz. : All pri icnt 4-iin brick walls to be increased to 9in brick walls, walls of shampoo 100 mto be finished in polished cement, ali hot rooms to be nlastered out in cement and finished with Keen's cement, beam in basement to have. 9in brick wall built under fain a and a doorway left for access to Turkish bath furnace, £l2O ; ventilating system to be arranged for laundry, in accordance with specification prepared by the city building surveyor, all*necessary shoving to be carried out and all work to bo lull in a finished state. £l2 IS? ; shampoo room to be tiled up 6ft high, and finished above in ]even's cement, £2B. dotal, £l6O las. The council are further recommended to close the Turkish Baths to tho public, during the coming Cnnstrna* vacation, in order that the works above enumerated mav be carried out. Tho Tramways Committee report that satisfactory arrangements have been made with the Railway’ Department for tho renewal for a term of one year of the agreement for the working of the Ocean Roach Railway. Tire A. and P. Society have been notified that in future they will bo required to pay all charges in connection with the use of the railway for their Summer Show, including cost of repairs to line, cost of connecting up, etc., the department in turn making an allowance to the society of 10 per cent, on the amount of such charges. An application from the Drainage Board for the use of a portion of the line has been granted, at a charge of £SO, for ;i period of one year or any less period, provided tho hoard agree to certain conditions sot out in report from the tramways manager. Tho Finance Committee recommend that authority bo granted to‘pay to tho Early Settlers’ Association the sum of £SO as rent (or the use of tho hail for patriotic j purposes. The hall has been wholly occtt- I pied by tho Ladies’ Committee of tho • Patriotic Association free of charge ever | since the Patriotic and Welfare Association j was formed. The Early Settlers’ Associa- 1 tion have therefore lost all their income ! from tilts source, and tho committee think | that purely from a patriotic point of view \ the council should recoup the association to some extent by voting the sura men- j tioned. With reference to tho matter of making provision for a sum of £30.0C0 for ; relief expenditure, as referred by tho 1 council at tbeir last meeting to this committee to report, your committee beg to report that they are making arrangements to obtain the sum required from the Renewal Fund Commissioners.

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS, Issue 15645, 9 November 1914

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CITY COUNCIL REPORTS Issue 15645, 9 November 1914

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