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The final meeting of the Harbor Board for the year was "attended last night by Messrs J. M. Dickson, M.P. (deputy chairman), Wilkuison, .Russell, Platts, Belcher, Walker, Hazlett, Scollay, Tapley, Hamet, an<l Ritchie. The resignation of Mr A. H: Bridger (owing to removal from town) was received, and a resolution expressing regret at Mr Bridget's removal from Duncdin and appreciation of his services was passed; and it was further announced that the Government would bo apprised of tho resignation, so that they might appoint another representative. The bank balance showed a credit of £5,774 16s 4d. The executors of the late F. J. Sullivan wrote offering for sale plant and machinery.—The board's engineer reported that he could not recommend the purchase. The engineer said at the meeting that they had practically the same plant in their shop, and a slip.—The engineers report was adopted. —The- LeUh Wall.— Mr Walker, iu moving tho adoption of tho Standing Committee's report, said it was recommended that the draft agreement with tho City Council and the 'etter .sent by the sub-committee to the Town Clerk on the 9th inst. be approved. The letter sent by the secretary to the Town Clerk read as follows :—'"' In connection with your memo, of the 30th ult., with respect to tho submission of a plan and complete specificat'on prepared by our engineer for a section of the work between Forth street and Harbor terrace, 1 have to say that tho engineer reported to the I committee in connection with this matter j as follows : ' With reference to the Town Clerk's letter of the 50th November, asking- to be supplied with a plan and complete specification for the section of walling between Forth street and Harbor terrace, 1 desire to state, that, at a meet'ng held in the city engineer's office on the 30th October, a plan of tho new work to be done wae submitted to the meeting by the city engineer, and approved of by mo on behalf of the board. Subsequently the city engineer showed me the details of the construction of the work in pencil which he proposed to carry out, and which met with my approval. It was never understood that tho Harbor Board engineer should prepare the plans for the work proposed to bo carried out between Forth street and Harbor terrace, the matter being one for the city engineer, who, it was understood, was at once to proceed with the work. I shall be happy to approve of the plans that may be submitted by the city engineer on the lines which he submitted to me. on the said date (30th October).' It hns been suggested that the preparation of the agreement has delayed proceeding with tho work, but I am directed to point out that, at the conference with yourself and the city engineer, it was mutually agreed that, as a result "of this conference, there was nothing to hinder the immediate commencement of operations, the exact terms of tho agreement not being regarded as any hindrance to this." The committee's recommendation was ■adopted. —Annual Supplies.— A sub-committee recommended tho acceptance of fhe following tenders (the lowest in every instance) for anntal supplies: —Timber, M'Galium and Co. ; coal at Dunedin, Westnort Coal Company, Brace Uailway and Coal Company (for smithy coal and coko only) ; coal at Tort C'hr.l- i mers, John Mill and Co. ; benzine and kerosene, Vacuum Oil Company ; cement, Milburn Limo and Cement Company; horses, drays, and drivers. Mrs E. M'Kcwen ; forces, vehicles, and drivers, M. Stevenson ; oils. A'acunm Oil Company. | Mr Belcher renewed his objection to tho tenders for coal. He had been given to understand that the Paparoa coal was extremely good steaming fuel, and it the beard could try this coal and see it it was suitable, then they would know whether it was necessary to :»et the dearer WestEort coal. The board's machines wevo uilt to consume any coal. Mr AVilkinson said the board had already tried the coal, but ho was prepared , to havo another trial. The tenders were ratified, but in thj { case of coal it was decided that the en- | gireer have the option of using Paparo* I coal at the price tendered. —Pock Wharf.— Tho engineer, in his report on the proposed dock wharf at Port Chalmers, wrote that it consisted of a concrete portion for carrying tho sheerles.'-", 120 ft long, and two timber portions 233 ft and 270 ft respectively, making tho total length of wharf 623f ! ;. The plans for the abeorlegs were complete, and plans for tho portions in timber were being prepared. H was proposed before, the dredge left Port Chalmers to dredge along the site of the wharf frontage to a depth of 30ft. Where the bottom was too hard for dredging explosives would have to be used to attain that depth. When, the. plans were finished and seine progress made with the dredge he would be in a position to report more fully on tho matter. The report was adopted. —Revenue and Expenditure.— The Standing Committee 'submitted oho following abstract of revenue and expenditure :—General revenue : For November, 1914. £7,189 ; for November, 1913, £5.359 : for January to November, 1914. £90,334; for January to November, 1913, £84,887. General expenditure : For November. 1914, £7,408; for November, 1913. £7.041 ; for January to November, 1914, £91.254; for January to November, 1913. £94487 Expenditure- out of loan: For November, 1914. £2.787; for November, 1913, £1,354; for January to November, 1914, £38,958 ; for January to November, 1913, £36.688. Dock revenue : For November, 1914. £394 ; for November, 1913, £404; for January to November, 1914. £8,129; for January to November, 1913. £9.000. Dock expenditure: For November, 1914, £719; for November, 1913, £696; for January to November. 1914; £9,416; for January to November. 1913, £9,831. Dock returns for November: Otago dock, 4 vessels; Port Chalmers dock, 1 vessel; slipway, 3 vef-sels; total charges, £3OO 15s. The secretary was specially thanked for the careful and clear statement he, had put before the members of thet board's revenue and expenditure. t—Houses at the Heads.— The tender of Mr A. Aburn (£1,492) foT tho erection of three cottages at the Heads was accepted.

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HARBOR BOARD, Evening Star, Issue 15680, 19 December 1914

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HARBOR BOARD Evening Star, Issue 15680, 19 December 1914