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Tho monthly meeting of the Mornington Borough Council was held last evening, and .attended bv tho Mavor (Mr W. J. Bolt), Cts Hrickoll, Birt, Wallace. Dickson, Harraway, Gardner, and Sincock. Tho Secretary of tlit> Drainage Board wroto stating that the board had no responsibility iu the matter of the drainage from Patrick street channels. —Tho matter was referred to the Works Committee to report as to the means of abating the nuisance and to form an estimate of tho cost, of any work necessary. Tho Works Committee reported that the Town Clerk, Dunedin, had written stating that tho council had confirmed the purchase of the Mill road quarry, and the matter had been referred to the. city solicitor to complete. The Drainage Board had written forwarding a chequo for £6O in discharge of repairs to streets under E. Davis's contract.— The report was adopted, and it was further agreed, on the motion of Cr Sincock (who drew attention to an increase in the. reading of the water meter), that the committee look into the wholo matter and report to next meeting. Tho Finance Committee reported that tho statu of the various balances was as follows: —District fund account, municipal (debit), £'0,832 os lOd; district fund account No. 2, tramways (credit), £-113 0s 4d. —Tramways.— Tln> Tramways Manager submitted the following report:—Tho usual service has been maintained during tho mouth. A considerable- amount of general renewal and repair work has been carried out. The first of the main line cars is now in tho workshop for tho necessary complete overhaul to under gear and body and painting. This work wilt be continued right through as expeditiously as possible commensurate with satisfactory work. In the meantime the extra branch lino car has been placed on the main line as a relieving unit while tho main line cars are out of commission. Consequent on the rope leaving tho outgoing anglesheave at cur shed, traffic was suspended for an hour on tho Ifith nit. A wheol on No. 3 car fractured on the 7.50 a.m. down trip on the 27th ult. This necessitated partial dismantling and placing car clear of the track. , Tho service was resumed from 10 a.m. Passenger list, 117,180 (38,155 down and 79,034 up); revenue, £6oo 15s Id ; mileage, 7.546. Corresponding figures for November. 1913, were: Passengers, 1128,648 (41,007 down and 87,641_ up; revenue, £587 9s sd; mileage, 7.192. Maryhill: The usual service has been I maintained on this line. Owing to a looso strand it was found necessary to stop the service from 9 p.m. on the 21st. Passenger list, 12,503 (5,391 down and 7,112 up; revenue, £3l 9s sd; mileage, 1,450. Corresponding figures for November, 1913, were: Passengers, 6,405 (2,938 down and 3,487 up); revenue, £lB 3s 3d; mileage, 885. Staff changes have _ been effected to allow of more attention beiirg given to the tracks, and the amount of work done has been very satisfactory. The changes of fuel have also given good results. —Mailer Street— In accordance with notice, Cr Brickell moved as follows:—'J Whereas this council have no authority to purchase prop»rt7 for street-widening purposes wii&eut first obtaining tha eon sent of the ratepayers t« fc»rr«w tha purohas* money, aa« the? ratepayers by an overwhelming majority decided against th» proposal to borrow money to widen Mailer street, the resolution of the council adopting a recommendation from the Works Committee ' to ace -pt the offer of Mr J. Oongalton to sell a ! piece of land at tho corner of Mailer street' he and is hereby rescinded." — Cr Wallace seconded the motion, which was lost.

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MORNINGTON COUNCIL, Evening Star, Issue 15671, 9 December 1914

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MORNINGTON COUNCIL Evening Star, Issue 15671, 9 December 1914