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At yesterday’s meeting of the Tuapdb* County Council it was resolved to ask the Otago Expansion League to urge the Government to extend the railway from Beaumont to Roxburgh, the council duly appreciating the services previously rendered 'by the league in advocacy of railway communication to Beaumont. On the motion of Air MTnerney, it was agreed to telegraph the Government asking for u grant of £l5O, on a £ for £ oasis, for metalling the main road from Monroe Hill towards Beaumont. The clerk was instructed to write to the Counties’ Association and also the members of Parliament representing the Bruce, Clutlia, and Otago Central electorates in favor of an amendment in the law to increase the deposit to be lodged in cases of appeal against the heavy traffic by-laws, it •being pointed out that a deposit of £5 (as tho law now stood) was inadequate in a case of appeal. It was resolved to vote £5 to the Huntly mine disaster fund, and to apply to the Government for a subsidy of £SO towards erecting a motor bridg< over the Low burn .Stream near Beaumont. The engineer was instructed to prepart plans and specifications for all Government grants in the comity voted last session, so as to get tiie works in hand as soon as possible. The council approved of application being made, at the instaucJ of Air Clias. M‘Govern, to tho Government for a grant of £SO towards metalling the road from Chuha County boundary to Black Clough bridge. Air Alex. M‘Donald, of Itae’s J unction, was appointed dogtax collector for the Teviot, Benger, Crookston, and Tapanui ridings, and Mr It. Bailoni (of Gore) for Browns, Waitahuna, Gabriels, and Waipori ridings. The tender of Mr ;S. Pedlow (of South Dunedin) for dog collars at £2 8s 6d per hundred was accepted. The offer of Mr Geo. Brooke (Evans Hat) to supply two drays and four horses at 17a 5d per day for gravelling the Main road between Hopkins’s bridge and Mundell’s crossing was accepted. The engineer was authorised to purchase two drays and four horses for road maintenance and other purposes in Benger and Teviot ridings. It was resolved to expend £2O in patching the road near Moa Flat homestead; to put the Roxburgh bridge in safe repair by replanking where necessary; to put 10 chains of gravel on the road near Dalvoy Estate; to expend £2O on the improvement of tho road from Kelso to Heriot; and to appoint a ranger for the Teviot and Benger ridings.—Own correspondent.

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TUAPEKA COUNTY COUNCIL., Evening Star, Issue 15660, 26 November 1914

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TUAPEKA COUNTY COUNCIL. Evening Star, Issue 15660, 26 November 1914