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WEST HARBOR COUNCIL

The monthly meeting last night in the Rotheeay Town Hail was attended by the Mayor (Mr J. R. Blackie), Or? Grant, H.arridge, Downes, Forgie, Gooch, and Mitchell. —Correspond ence.— From tho Hon. F. M. B- Fisher, drawing the council'u attention to tho National Provident Fund Amendment Act, 1914, which enacts a method of cuperannual ion for the employees of local authorities and other employers.—To lie on table. From Mr R. Gregory, acting secretary of tho West Harbor Cricket Club, asking or, l>:T.c.!i of the club for pennies ion to use portion of the recreation ground as a 1 playing ares, to use one of the pavilions for"storing dub material, and to lay down a day wicket.—The Mayor said tho dub bad roc-lived permission to use portion of the ground and one of the pavilions, tho application 'being formal, as the ground was for the use ot local clubs. Tho Finance Committee reported that the receipts for the month amounted to £143 19s 2d, a.td accotmts to be paid to £147 4s 4d.— Adopted. —Train Alterations Condemned. Tho Mavor directed attention to the recent time-table alterations on the Dun-«din-Port Chalmers Railway, and said the change was detrimental to West Harbor. He suggested that a deputation wait cn tho traffic manager and endeavor to get the running of the trains made compatible with the interests and convenience of the residents of the borough—Cr Gooch said the alterations had been made to suit summer ceasiders at Warrington. Those people wished to get to the City at an earlier hour than and that was right enough ; but why should West Harbor residents bo sacrificed? Tho train arrangements were merely a four-month experiment, ho understood, - but tho handicap it imposed on West Harbor should not exist.—The other councillors also spoke in similar terms, and on the motion of Crs Mitchell and Downes it- wa« resolved to deputationise the traffic manager with a view to obtaining redress. —Government Grants— Cr Grant drew attention to the fact that a considerable sum of appeared on the Estimatos for the Harbof Main road, -and asked whether the council could get that sum, as it could be expended to advantage.—lV Mayor explained that the vote v/as_obtainable only for new work on tho Main road, but ho 1 would * richer or to get some of it to maka I good the road where tho railway slip recntly took pUco between Ravensbourno sad Buikt*. j

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WEST HARBOR COUNCIL, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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WEST HARBOR COUNCIL Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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