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The fortnightly meeting of the St. Kilda I Borough Council, hold last night, was attended by the Mayor (Mr W. T. M'Farlarie), Crs Thompson, Edgar. Abbott, I Campbell, Dove, Scurr, Hellyer, Allen,! Harris, and Sutherland. I —Correspondence.— \ The Tublic Works Department wrote I iif-king f" r pi'rmission to open for drainage the road to ihc Central Battery.—Granted. The General Welfare and JL'iitriotic Association wrote stating they could not continue the subsidy for 'half-wages any i longer.—Received. j The Town Clerk. Dmicdin, forwarded credit note for £6 9e, the charge, for I \rater for the Expedition.iry Force. —Reports.— The Financo Committee reported that j the various accounts stood as follows:—j District fund account, dr, £6.876 lis 2d ; ; special loan account, No. 2, cr, £3Ol 18s j ljd; special loa-n account, l\o. 3, cr, | £3,811 ißs lid ; drainage and sewerage ac- ! count, cr. £l4O 7s Id j the Works, Water, and Lighting Com- j mittce reported having received and dealt i with coYrespondente as follows:—Letter! from Ray Town Board, asking upon what j terms per day the council wotud Jeace their j water cart, driver, and horses. The com- i mittee recommended that they reply that they regretted they could not see their way to comply wiili the request.—Letter from Drainage Board, stilting that they had granted permission for -Mr K. K. Cayzer the use of a silent flusher at his residence, Ings avenue, subject to the attitude the council might, take in respect of the quantity of water the tlushcr used. The commit-too recommended that the flusher bo allowed on the understanding that t'ho plumber inspect same periodically and report to the council.—The matter of putting loose metal on Bay View road had Wen referred to the .Mayor and fho inspector. 'Jlie. committee recommended that trie following cla-ueo be inserted in the building by-laws:—"That no building rhall l:« erected unless the tops of the piles thereof be put in to the |>ermanonfc level of the road-"—The report was adopted. The Rt servos, Baud Rotunda, and Fire Brigade Committee reported having dealt with correspondence as under:—Letter from Telegraph Engineer, stating that the cost of wiring for lire alarm bells to iircmoii's Louses would be £ll 5e for aerial wiring only, and an annual fee of £2 per annum for maintenance. The committee had given instructions to the engineer to proceed with the work-—letter from R. AI. Wih-on, com pi aiding at tho delay of the tire brigade in getting to the fine, in Richardson street. Recommended that Mr Wilson bo informed that his letter had been received and the contents duly noted. Tn regard to the regulations in connection with the tiro brigade motor, the committee imported thai up to the present the rule had been that the motor was not to leave the station for a fire until four firemen were in attendance. The committer now recommended that the brigade be t,!;vori instructions io start with three :r,cn <->n tho motor, and that it 1h: l?ft to th-3 discretion of the driver to leave the station at a. reasonable time if fewer than three men were and also that it be an instruction to the. brigade that notmore than s=ix men were to he allowed on the motor at one time.—An amendment by Cr Dove that the motor should leave when two men aro on it was lest.—The report was adopted.

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ST. KILDA COUNCIL, Evening Star, Issue 15671, 9 December 1914

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ST. KILDA COUNCIL Evening Star, Issue 15671, 9 December 1914