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The fori nightly meeting of the Drainage Beard was hold last evening, and attended by Messrs .J. K. Douglas (chairman), .1. Small, AV. T. M'FarliTne. J. H. Hancock, W. I'arnuharson. and AY. Belcher. The Town Clerk. Creeu Island, asked if the hoard would allow Mr [■'. .). AYdlianis, civil engineer, to have the | uso of the plans and levels of the Knikorai Valley drainage so far as they were applicable to the Green Island borough.—The Chairman said that the plans would not he required by the I)oartl, and if lliey were of In-n.-lit to Green Island he thought that thev should consider any offer the borough made.—lt was decided to give them ttie use of the plans on the pavmenr of £2o. Mr Heldier wanted to know how the board stood financially, and wh::t wore the limitations of the board's finances at the present time. Mr Small ("chairman of the Finance Committee) said that he had arranged with the secretary that day to make up the exact amount they were overdrawn and to- .state how much further they could fft>, ami also to show at the same time the hoard's commitments in regard to sewerage work and work they were committed to in regard to houseconnectioii. Their arrangement with the bank was to overdraw to the extent I of £SO.UOO, and that arrangement held good until the amount stated was reached. The bank could not. come down on them at a moment's notice. TJiny must thorn four mouths' notice, so that the board would be able to {jo along comfortably until the .'ilst of March next and for four months after that. fie did not think that there, was any likelihood of the bank calling up their overdraft. A state-1 meut of the whole position would be submitted to the next meeting of the committee. The Executive Committee reported that the Works Committee authorised the acceptance of Alessrs Pater.snn ami liarr's tender for contract .Vy. 000 (round mild steel), provided that the test of the local steel was satisfactory. It was some few d»\s before the result of the test was known, and in the meantime the iirm in que-.;.ion withdrew their tender. The executive then accepted the tender of the New Zealand Hardware Company at an all-rmmd price of £l2 12s (id per ton. —The report was adopted.

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DRAINAGE BOARD, Evening Star, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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DRAINAGE BOARD Evening Star, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914