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Feilding Borough Council

The montniy meeting oi tne renu>ng Borough Council was held last evening. Present— The Mayor (Mr E. Goodbehere) Crs P. Thomson, H. Stunell. Q. W. Fowle*. J. J. Bagnall, F. F. Haggitt, J. 0 Thompson. The newly *■ elected councillors, Messrs J. Bartholomew, J Wilson, and 0. E. Tnstin, made the usual declaration and took their seats at the Council table. Tho Mayor welcomed the 'new councillors to the deliberations ofjthe Council, Although all new to the positions they would, no doubt, be an acquisition to the Council. Correspondence was read and dealt with as fallows: — From Finance Committee recoua* mending accounts amounting tj £142 10a 7d be passed for payment. — Adopted. Drs yorley, Johnston, and McAllum reported cases of ecarlet fever and JL>r Mouckton a case of roseola, the symptoms of which are similar to pcar'et fever. From A Richmond, urging that watertab'e in Derby street bo attended to.— Referred to Publio Works Committee to report. From U. L Sherwill, resigning his position as one of the Commissioaors of the Sinking Fund of tbe Borough. — Accepted. from Clerk Manet ester Boad Board, in reply to a letter from tha Town clerk, 3t*ting that the Board would hire the road machine at £1 per day, which included four horses nrd driver, one man in. charge and four men sollo-wing ; the machine would be available in about a fortnight—Off j r accepted fir period not exceeding fourteen days ; work to be done at the discretion c f the Pub'io Worka Committee Froni J. G Cobbe and barton and Cm t is, declining to pay part est of concrete wntertable iv front of tbeir p emisep. — Holdover. From 11. H. Wilfon, complaining thafc street lamps were not lighted ou Saluriay nijjhfc. — To be explained tLal lamps are not lighted on nioonli;>i.'t nights. In discussing this lettar Cr P. Thomson etatod that he had been in-f..-rmfd that Cr Stunell, as manager of the Gas Company, had interfered with tho lamplighter by giving him instructions without tho sanction of the Council Cr<Blunell explained that he had ' nly spoken to the lamplighter on one occasion when the lamp* were left alight after midnight, whereas they thould have been i ut out by 11 o'clock. From W. W, Corpe, drawing attention to ttate oi Beid's lino and request* ing that it be formed, in order that he may gain access to his property. Kroni F G. Woollams, asking per-mit-.sion t y I'Ut drain pipes acros3 foot* path — Granted subject to tbe approval oi the Foreman of Works. From J H. -Gi chnst and others reque sting tint footpath be made along Fergusson street to Warwiok street — He; d over. The Foreman of Works reported on work done and work which was , required. From W. T Hook, asking how it was footpath was not asphalted as agreed. — To be informed that the work will be done when new asphalting contract is entered into From J. Cobbe asking that foot* path in front of J. H. Hoopers and Frost's premises be asphalted — To be done when new contract entered into. The Public ' Works Committee in its report (1 > drew attention to damage to the bank of the Kiwitea stroam below the bridge, and recommended construction of protective works ; (2) with reference to complaint re open drain in Prince street it recommended that a dram be cut along North street to the Makino; they recommended that the Railway Department be asked for permission to cut a drain along the railway reserve between the two large culverts ou Makino road near North street, nnd that Mr Lyne be requested to remove willows from oreek through his propeitv ; (8) re (i. B. Smith s application it was partly met by proposed drain in North btreet ; (4) that a bridge be constructed as requested by Mrs Mortensen, cost not to excoed £8, Mrs Mortensen to pay half cost ; (5) that the kerbing opposite Glasgow Hou^e could not be done until culvert was taken up, and permission to do this was asked for ; (6) works as authorised were carried out ; (?) the coin* niittee suggested, re incandescent are lamps, that the petitioners pay half cost of lighting.— The report was adopted with the exception of clauses 2 and 5 which were deferred to next meeting. Resolved, That bridge referred to by Mr G. Smith be repaired ; that the petition by Messrs Grantham and others for the erection and lighting of fqur incandescent arc lights as per agreement be granted — the petition-* ers supply the lamps and pay half cost of lighting, the Council erecting them. Resolved (Crs Bagnall— Fowles) that tenders be called to carry out the protection works at the Kiwitea bridge as suggested by Mr Bray's report. Resolved, That tenders be called for asphalting for twelve months. Tho following alterations were made on the rate roll : —A Spence, in respect of section 293, in place of W. Spence ; Mary T. Parker in place of E. siggelkow, sections 660, 661, 662, and 663. Resolved (Crs J 0. Thompson— Haggitt) That steps be taken to raise a loan under the provisions of the Government Loans to Local Bodies Aot for the purpose of form ng, met* ailing, and bridging Beid's hue and acquiring the land required for the deviation. Resolved, That the Public Works Committee consist of Crs Fowles, Bartholomew, < ustin, and Stunell Resolved, That the Mayor, Cri«^7 Tustin, rTaggiti, and./. 0, Thompson \ be the Finance Committee. 7 ' Resolved. Tha. the Park and Comet tery Committee consist of Crs J. G, Thompson, Wilson, P. Thomson and Bagnall. _____

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Feilding Star, Feilding Star, Volume XXII, Issue 83, 5 October 1900

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Feilding Borough Council Feilding Star, Volume XXII, Issue 83, 5 October 1900