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Tho annual meeting of the comici} was held yesterday. (Jr M’Gill was elected chairman for the ensuing year. At the ordinary meeting of tho council, which followed, the inspector’s report, which was of a. comprehensive nature, was considered. Dealing with Merton Riding, the report stated that 12 tons of metal had been put in the boles on the Seacliff road at each side of the railway station. The depressions on the Kvansdalo to Warrington road had been repaired with rotten rock, and holes on tho Kilmog Hill had been repaired. The water tables at Beacnnsfield had been cleaned out. The ditch from tho watering trough to the culvert cm the Main road had been cleared out, and the side of the road cub down and the metal blinded opposite Byrne’s property. Two slips had ocen cleared off the Seacliff to J’ukcteraki road. North-oast Valley Riding i Tho Pigeon Flat road had been repaired. Holmes Bush road had been surfaced, and Jack’s road had been repaired. The water-tables on the Sawyers Bay to Port Chalmers road had been cleaned nut and tho side of tho road cut down from Prattley’s corner to near tho boundary of the county, Tho Inspector, District Health Officej wrote bringing under notice the insanitary condition of n street channel in Sawyers Bay. Temporary relief might he afforded a by cleaning out the channel and carting away the offensive matter, but piping the channel was tho only means by which to effect a permanent remedy.—Received. The Secretary of tho Otago Expansion League wrote with regard to a deputation to tho general manager of the Union Steam Ship Company and the district manager of the Huddart, Parker Company with regard to the Melbourne-Bluff-Dunedin service, and asking the council to appoint a delegate, or, if that were inconvenient, to forward a statement on the mutter.— Cr Kilpatrick was appointed. The Secretary of tho Otago Expansion League wrote with regard to the alteration in their name from Dunedin to Otago, and stating that the league purpose taking steps to establish branches in the various towns throughout Otago, and requesting that the matter be brought before the council.— Received. Mr A. Black wrote forwarding a cheque, for £’3U towards the cost of the Bay road contract, Warrington. Ekime of the contributors were complaining about the rough state the road had been left in, and it was suggested that some blinding material be spread over tho metal.—lt was resolved that Mr Black be thanked for the cheque, and that tho inspector have the raetalliliuded, the work to he done when convenient. Mr H. Price wrote stating that hq understood that it was the intention of the council to have the metal ou the Merton-Karitano road blinded with clay, in tho interests of motorists and others ho would request that the blinding be done with good gravel, such as was used on the road between Waikouaiti and the traffic bridge, and. in the event of the council agreeing to flo so, and having the work completed before Christmas, Mr A.M‘G eorge and himself would guarantee j to raise by subscription £l. for £1 to the extent of £2O, enabling £4O to be spent ou the work.—Cr Charlton explained that he had spoken to Mr Price. To blind the metal in the ordinary way would cost tho council £2O, and therefore he would move that the blinding bo done with gravel, the work to bo done at once, the cost not to exceed £4o.—The motion was carried. Tho Engineer, Otago Harbor Board, wrote stating that, in the endeavor to give employment to some of their employees, the board were considering the reclamation of a portion of the slip site In Carey’s Bay. Permission was requested from the council to widen a road indicated, as sufficient material could bo obtained from the sides of tho cutting.—The Clerk explained that the road was half a chain wide at tho lower end, and a chain wide at the top. He did not think there was much material obtainable.—lt was resolved that permission bo granted to remove tho material from the roadline, provided tho regulation batter was left on the banks and the road surfaced to the satisfaction of the county inspector Tho Under-Secretary for Public Works wrote forwarding schedule of supplementary grants ns, follows, all £1 for £l Flag Swamp, £100; Evansdale to Waikouaiti River footbridge, £100; Waikouaiti (Main road), £250; Quarry road, £o0; Mount Watkins, £2OO. —It was resolved that the letter ha received, and that the inspector go on with the plans for the expenditure of the grants and report to next meeting. It was resolved—“ That this council consider that if the train now timed to leave Palmerston at 6.30 a.m. 'instead of 7 o’clock, as previously, bo continued through the winter months at that hour a great deal of inconvenience will be caused to the ratepayers in the northern end of the county.” It was also resolved that a copy of the resolution be sent to the* traffic manager.

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WAIKOUAITI COUNTY COUNCIL, Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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WAIKOUAITI COUNTY COUNCIL Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914