WEST HARBOR COUNCIL
The monthly meeting yesterday evening was attended by the Mayor (Mr J. R. Blackie), Crs Moller, Connor. Grant Harridge. Downes, Mitchell, Barker, and Gooch. —Correspondence. From the president of the Board of Agriculture, Wellington, stating that the question of noxious weeds had been referred to the board. The board found that the general opinion was that on bush country and grazing land it was a waste not only of time but also of money to cut down weeds, more especially the Californian thistle. There was evidence, however, that there was a necessity for enforcing the Noxious Weeds Act in some districts, especially the agricultural districts. Some farmers held that the Act was of no use, and others that it should be stringently enforced. Would the council reply, stating the general feeling amongst local farmers.—’Received. From the Government Statistician asking for the number of houses in the borough, such to serve as a basis for calculating the borough population.—Town Clerk to supply the information. Thomas Mackie sent his resignation an borough ranger, from the 31st inst.—The Mayor said Mr Mackio had been an exceptionally efficient ranger, and His Wor- , ship was empowered to interview him in respect to the resignation, which was merely received meanwhile. —General.— Mr Pedlow's tender for dog collars, being the lowest, was accepted, ' The dog tax was fixed at previous rates of 5s for . house dogs, and 2s 5d for cattle dogs. A 10 per cent, penalty on unpaid rates ■ was resolved on. The Finance Committee reported that the clerk had collected rates amounting to £372 Os 4d during the month, and this ■ was said to be a record. For the month the expenditure totalled £72 11s 7d, and the receipts £572 Os 4d. Coupons amounting to £3OO lls Od had also been paid. The Works Committee recommended that Castle street be put in order, and - that the bridge across the reclaimed land he repaired. That was agreed to. The Mayor with Crs Gooch and Mitchell were appointed to wait on the City Council in respect to the posts in connection with the electric light reticulation of St. - Leonards. His Worship said they hoped to have the lighting of St. Leonards completed by the end of March. i Mr Moller complimented the council on their securing the lighting loan at the low rate of 5i per cent. The Town Clerk was Instructed to en- 1 deavor to arrange for the electric lighting ■ accounts to be paid at his office.
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WEST HARBOR COUNCIL, Evening Star, Issue 15699, 13 January 1915