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ST. KILDA COUNCIL, Issue 15647, 11 November 1914
ST. KILDA COUNCIL
The ordinary meeting of the St. Kilda Council was held last evening, and was attended by the Mayor I.Mr W. T. Macfarlane) and Crs Harris, Sutherland, Mellyer. Scurr. Dove, Edgar, Abbott, Campbell, Allen. —Correspondence.— The secretary of the Duuedin Drainage Board wrote stating that at the next meeting of the board a recommendation to carry out the extension of sewage reticulation of Bowen street would be made. —Received. Mr W. MAra wrote enclosing a cheque for £l3 4s. being proceeds of recent concert held to assist Mrs Wvatt.—Received. Mr R. B. Fyfe, Li.ulisfarni, wrote objecting to the valuation on bis property.—Referred to Works Committee. The secretary of the Dunedin Expansion League wrote asking that a representative from the council be appointed to join in a deputation to the L*nion"Steam Ship Company urging the resumption ot the Melboiinio-BlulF service.—The Mayor was appointed a delegate. The Chief Surveyor wrote again requesting payment of account (£7 7s) for disturbing standard blocks by street formation.— Referred to Finance Committee to report. Mr E. Soar] wrote in respect to the occupant of a section erecting a •• merry-go-round " thereon without the sanction of the council.—Referred to the Works Committee.
The Town Clerk, Bay Town Board, wrote asking upon what terms per day the council would be agreeable to lease the water cart, driver, and horses —the board to find the water—for the purposes of watering the streets. —Referred to the Works Committee.
Tho 1-Inntly Mines Disaster Relief Committee wrote acknowledging, with thanks, cheque for £6", being contribution to the relief fund.—Received. —Reports.—
The Town Clerk reported that tho cost of Grove stroot—kerbing and channelling—was £4ll. the amount allocated being £43o.—Received. Tho Works, Water, and Lighting Committee reported having recommended that a footpath on tho southeast end of Princes street be formed preparatory to the permanent work being put in hand, and that the metal in ("aider, Richardson, Driver, and Young streets bo bliuded with stone dust.—Adopted. The Finance Committee reported the following bank balances:—District fund account (debit), £7,441 10s 6d ; special loan account No. 2 (credit), £3OB 2s 7d ; special loan account No. .'1 (credit), £.5,018 4s fkl; drainage and sewerage account (credit), £l2l 18s lOd. —Adopted. The Reserves, Rami Rotunda, and Fire Brigade Committee recommended that two competition medals lie granted to tho local lire brigade. They reported that Alexandra Park had been levelled, ploughed, harrowed, and sown in grass. The committee recommended that the present wire fence bo retained to protect this work. Tim idea underlying the improvement of tho park was to make it a playground for the children, mid this idea had been kept in view l>.v the committee. They recommended that a double hedge be planted on ihe north and south ends of tho ground, and for about a chain up tho east and west side l ;. It would be advisable to choose tho plants at once and allow them to grow on in the nursery until next year's planting season. They would suggest Oloaria Kosteri for the hedge. Tlicy suggested that next year throe rows of plantation trees bo placed on tho park sides of Miller and Hardy streets, and that the present wire fence be then temporarily shifted out to protect them until they become established. These trees would occupy what is at present an unused portion of a street, and at tbe same time prn\ idc shelter for the park without ein-roachiug on its area.
The outskirts of tho ground thus provided for, they recommended that the four corners o*f the park be set aside as sites for a bowling green, a croquet lawn, and two children's playing grounds, and that tho rest of the park lie left for the use of the public. They recommended that the posts for swings in children's playground be put in at onco to allow them to settle. If this scheme is cnrriod out your committee believe that tho ground would bo appreciated by tho ratepayers, and other improvements could bo carried out as thought fit. When the plantation trees were established and the hedges planted, the question of permanently removing the fence from around the park could be considered. For this reason the committee* had not considered the formation of permanent entrances. Temporary ones should be placed in the centre of tho north and south sides. The committee recommended that a small gate bo put in the centre of the fence on the east side of Culling Park, in order to prevent damage being done through the cricketers climbing over tlie fence to search (or the cricket balls hit over it.—-Adopted.
ST. KILDA COUNCIL, Issue 15647, 11 November 1914
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