DUNEDIN MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION
Tho executive of the above association held their iurtnigiitly meeting on Friday evening. 'Hie president ;Mr das. Connor) was hr tho dun. lily ctmimiw.ec appointed to inspect the plans and sjiodhcauons oi the public hatiis reported as loiiows :—(1) Cnd-uhledly irom our investigations the constructional faults of tho building Jk; with me plans anu specifications, methods of supervision, and tut- extraordinary nuii-appouium-nt oi a dork of works ; (2) that to our mums the responsibility lies with the City Council for giving the city building surveyor such architectural work to carry out, apart irom his regular duties.—The report was adopted, and the secretary' instructed to send -a copy to tho 'town Clerk. LHo matter of disloyal Germans in our midst was brought up, and Mr Hayward reported that the secretary and Mr .Macdonald had brought upon themselves a lot of ill-feeling from those alfected, through acting on th-c deputation to the Mayor recently. It was resolved that the executive keep alive, in the matter, and-report any acts of disloyalty that came under iheir notice. The action of the Otago Hospital and Chaiitablo Aid Board in purchasing tho site at Wakari without first obtaining the consent of the Minister was discussed at length. It was resolved that the secretary should send the board a copy of tho following resolution, which was carried: “That tho executive of tho Dunedin Municipal Association are surprised at the action of the Otago Hospital and Cliaritazle Aid Board in (1) deciding to purchase the Wakari site and buildings for a secondary hospital, when contrary to the express wishes of the Minister of Public Health, and thus acting contrary to the Act; (2) in proceeding with the purchase whan contrary to tho medical expert opinion as to its suitability ; (3) that tho wooden buildings which are apparently part of tho purchase money appear to be useless as part of the public institution, which in all cases must be built of brick or stone; (4) that this executive respectfully suggest that the resolution dealing with tho purchase of the above property should be rescinded without delay pending the decision ot the Minister of Public Health and Inspector-General of Hospitals."
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DUNEDIN MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION, Evening Star, Issue 15681, 21 December 1914