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The monthly meeting yesterday afteriKwn was attended by Messrs D. Seaton (in the chair), W. B. "Taverner, H. Allen, J. Bacon, and S. Hinkley. A motion of sympathy with Mr H. V. Fulton in respect to his recent bereavement was passed.


From the secretary Otago Patriotic and Welfare Association's Employment and Relief Committee, asking for the sum cf £25. that being the further vote theBoard agreed to give towards the works on the i'ortcbello""road. The wages paid to date (November 24) totalled £156, so that the full amount of £l5O should be expended by the end of the week. Hewarding tho" further vote of £3O, together with the amount from the Portobello branch cf the association, also the subsidy from the head committee, totalling £9O, the writer presumed it best to continue the pr?sent work.—-Received. From the clerk, Aibitratkm Court, notifying an application for amendment of Otago Quarry Workers' Award, to be heard by the Court in Dunedin on the 11th ins'.— .Received.

Prom the acting Town Clerk. Dunedin, stating that the "City Council were not prepared to extend the hours for driving cattle to and from the saleyards. these, hours beiiur fixvtl for the City as between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.—-Received. From tho Public Works Department, notifving the authorised balances of votes —£2oo tor Hoopers Inlet Hill (£ for £). Portobello road and sea wall £lo.—Matter being dealt with. From .Mr S. Miller, thanking the board for free use of Coronation Hall for a recent patriotic concert, which resulted in £27 0s 3d heir.,' raised for the rdief of the Pelgian-s.—Received.

From the Public Works Department. enclosing copy of Order-in-C'ouncil exempting portions of Forth street. Leith Walk, and Princes street. Portobello, from the provisions of section 117 of the Public Works Act. 1508.--Received. From the Hon. T. M. B. Fisher, drawing attention to the National Provident Fund Amendment Act, 1914. which enacts a method of superannuation for the employees of local outhoritics and other employees.— Consideration deferred to next meeting. From .Mr .(. Bishop, clerk Peninsula Road Board', acknowledging receipt of inquiries respecting the stone crusher, and stating that, the writer had no doubt that terms could be arranged for the hire of the crusher.—Received. From Mr O. ('. Pearce. clerk Bay Town Beard, directing attention to the danger to children of their undermining the banks alongside the Beach road.—The inspector to act. —lnspector's Report.— Mr Roy, inspector, submitted his monthly report dealing iu detail with the. work during the past month. In the X.E. Harbor subdivision the principal work had been road widening. About five men had been employed by the Relief Committee, and fair work had ben done, although on account of rock and clay progress had been slow. The improvement of the road would be of lasting beneiit. The M'L'ormaek metal contract was practically finished, and the inspector deemed it wise to postpone carting out until the change of the season. In the Broad Bay subdivision a fair amount of water-table work had been done. In the Portobello subdivision the balance of the steps on Beach road near Wiuton's had been removed and other work carried out as stated.—Report approved. Mr A. Clark, Hoopers Inlet, waited on the board in respect to the proposed Hooper Inlet road deviation, and urged that before tha matter of this deviation be gone on with some arrangement should be como to with his brother in connection with a previous road deviation through his brother's property.—The board discussed the matter.

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PORTOBELLO ROAD BOARD, Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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PORTOBELLO ROAD BOARD Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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