Tho monthly meeting of the Mornington Borough Council was held last even inc. and attended hv the Mayor (Mr \V. .1. Role, f'rs Harrawav. Diekson, Sineock Pattou, Birt, and Wallace. The .Secretary of i he Public Works Department wrote intimating that the Minis tPv was prepared to recommend the exemption of Avo.-a. street from l|-»i provisions of section 117, Public AVorks Acs. provided the street was either widened to 40ft or a by-law passed setting back tho. building line. . John M'.iJonald wrote intimating his intention of dedicating the land required to widen Avoca street to 40ft, and oharce fsmo to the council.—Referred to the Mayor to intciview the Commissioner of Crown bands.
The District. Health. Officer wrote recommending that the council undertake the removal in an efficient manner of the night.oil. cither by contract or other-wise.-Dealt with in committee.
M. Stevenson wrote intimating that he could not cany out the sanitary contract under present conditions.—Considered in committee.
The ISoimigh Solicitors wroLo intimntnit; that the valuator bad completed the valuation of the JSruncl street property, and thiit the property was now open for disposal to (ho adjoining owners.—Received. —Report?.—■ The General Committee reported that, a reply had been received from the District Health Officer re the insanitary state of the water channel in Gladstone"street, he -stating that the Borough Council was the local authority for the purposes of the Public Health Act, and must deal with the nuisance. They recommended thatthe new owner he notified to remove nuisance and clear the storm water channel. — Adopted. The Finance Committee reported that hank ha lances were- as to! low :--Municipal account (dr). £5.312 5s 6d ; tramway account (cr). £785 18,-. 6d. The Tramways Committee recommended that Mr A. S. Thomas, acting tramway manager, be appointed manager of the tramways as from the Ist Femuarv, mid that his salary be increased to £255 per annum. Adopted. The Tramways Manager reported that a. continuous service h.iii been maintained on both lines during the month. Renewal and repair work had been carried out in connection with the rolling stock and plant. F.xtra services were rim during the holiday period to suit, requirements. The iiivt main _1 ina car was now being overhauled, painted, and decorated. Passenger list for main line, 130,501 (45,179 down. 85,122 up); revenue, £660 13s 6d. Corresponding figures for December, 1913, wcro 136,966 (45,964 down, 91,002 up) ; revenue, £630 Bs. Marvhill line : Passenger list, 14,249 (5.951 "down, 8,283 tip) ; revenue. £36 4s Id. Corresponding iVm-os for 1913 were 9.377 (4,268 down, 5,115"up1 ; revenue, £29 Is 3d.
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MORNINGTON COUNCIL, Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915