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The monthly meeting of the Morr.ingtou Borough Council wis held last evening, .nul attended bv the. Mayor (Mr W. J. Bolt), Crs Ciickell, Moody, Wallace, Birt, Sincock, Dickson, Tatton, and Gardner.

The. Mayor stated that the Town Clerk was unable to be present owing to indis]x>Kitii>n. Sjxty-nir.e residents wroto protesting against the charge oE 2s per month for the night, sanitary service.—C.'r Moody paid he considered the charge .wis excessive, and moved that the petition be inferred to the Works Committee with ihr> request tliat if at all possible arrangements be made for the sanitary work lo bo carried out at a total i-wt of not more than 10s per annum.—Cr Harraway moved, as an amendment, that the matter t» referred to the General (."•■mmittee to report to the next meeting of the council.—The amendment was carried. * —Report.-. — Tho Finance Committee Teported that the state of the various accounts was as folkrtvs: —District fund account, municipal (dl), £7,718 2n 3d; district fund account, No 2 tramways (cr), £214 9s lkl. —Adopted Tho Works and Water Committees recommended that the application of A. C-ongalton to sell a, piece, of land for £2OO for widening Mailer street be accepted, but a- 6ft wall only to bo provided. Tho committee reported that they had received a cheque of £IOO from Messrs Ro.-s and Glendining in payment of repairs to Hawthorn avenue and Mataroa road, as arranged.—Adopted. The General Committee reported that the letter from tho disttict-health inspector re the insanitaiy condition oi the street channel in Haveiock street hs.d been attended to. Tho manager of the Perpetual Trustees, Estate, and Agency Company had written giving notice that they would hold tho council responsible for any loss of rent caused by tho insanitary conditions existing at a tip on Mr Robertson's section, Lawrence street, and instructions had been given to close tho tip.—Adopted. —Tho Tramways.— The Tramway Committee recommended that the Town" Clerk and tramway foreman lie instructed to draw up a full report and submit to tho Tramway Committee at tho earliest possible date the liecessnrv and efficient prefert requirements of the" working plant of tho tramways.— Adopted. The Manager submitted the following report upon the tramways service:—Main line: A very satisfactory service was run during the month. The traffic returns appended show that 124,120 passengers were carried, 41,520 down and 82,600 up, as a-traiust a total of 135,561 for the correspor.dins; rxwiod last year, and the revenue amounted to £634 12s 2d, as against £6lO 8s lOd tor the- month of October, 1913. MaryJiill line: A satisfactory service wa» maintained on this line; 12,533 passengers were carried, 5,268 dawn and 7,265 up, and the revenue amounted to £SO 5s 9d, which includes a, credit of £l9 9s lOd from the main line.—Adopted. —The Town Clerk. ~ Cv iSincock move<] that tho Town Clerk be given leave of absence from the 14th inst. the expiring of the term for which' he had been given notice of the-' termination of his engagement with the council; and that the tramways foreman be made acting tramway* manager and Mr Kelson acting town ckrk. The motion was carried without diaasnt. —Resignation.— Cr Moody intimated hia intention of resigning from the council owing to his removal to another town, and stated that he regretted leaving tho fold of the council. Ho laid always endeavored to act straightforwardly according to Iris views, and ho thought they liad all had a more or k&a yleasaiifc time. uLauaiiterJ

Cr Brickell is also retiring from the council. —Formation. — In accordance -with notice of motion, Cr Brickell moved—"That the resolution of the counoil, dated October 13, adopting the Works Committee's report accepting Messrs Ross and G-lendining's oiler of £IOO towards the cost of formation of Hawthorne avenue and Mataora road, and £35 pe.r annum afterwards, conditionally, be and is hereby rescinded." After a brief discussion tho motion was lost, all but the mover vc-tir.g against it.

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MORNINGTON COUNCIL, Issue 15647, 11 November 1914

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MORNINGTON COUNCIL Issue 15647, 11 November 1914

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