LYTTELTON BOROUGH COUNCIL.
The ordinary fortnightly meeting of this Council was bold on Monday lint; present, Councillors Hawkins (in the chair) Woyburn, Grubb, Wood,. M'Olatohie, Seed, J.. W Smith, Macpherson. EBOBIPI3. The Clerk reported that ho had received £193 2s 2d since the last meeting. COEBaSPONDBKOB. The following was road and considered s From the Secretary Lyttelton Harbour Board re the rating of the sheds bn the Gladstone pier, as follows “ I hive the honour, by direction of the noting Chairman of the Lyttelton Harbour Board, to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of July Id, in which the Board are asked to join with the Borough Council in taking the Attorney General’s opinion re the Harbour Board's liability to pay rates on the Gladstone sheds. In reply, lam directed to state that your letter was laid before the Board at their mealing on July 18, when the following resolution was agreed to— ‘ That a copy of Messrs Harper, Harper and Scott’s opinion re the Harbour Board’s nonliability to nay rates on the Gladstone shed be furnished to the Borough Council, and that the Board see no reasons for obtaining the At-torney-General's opinion in the matter.’ In compliance with the above resolution I forward a copy of Messrs Harper, Harper and Scott’s opinion, and am directed to state that the Harbour Board do not desire it to be thought that their action arises from any feeling of antagonism towards the Borough Council; but on the contrary it is based on broad principles, and the general bearing of the case supported as it is by the very decisive counsels’ opinion furnished to the Harbour Board on the subject. It is, therefore, to be hoped that on the receipt of a copy of this opinion the Borough Council may soc their way to modify their views on the question at issue.” . The matter was referred to the Borough Solicitor.
Fromhis Worship the Mayor, re compensation for the price of land taken by the railway at the foot of 8t David's street, and the lighting of the town clock.- The Mayor also forwarded letter from Mr Bollestou to him, re the erection of Police buildings, and a copy of his reply thereto. From Mr J. W. Davis, Surveyor, re errors in surveys of the town. Laid on the table. From the Clerk of the Ashburton County Council, forwarding quotation for iron pipes. AOOOUKTS. Accounts amounting to £213 9s lid were passed for payment. FOOTPATH. The Works Committee were authorised to raise the footpath at the foot of Oxford street, from Norwich quay, past the Harbour Board offices, amd to form a footpath from the comer of Norwich quay to the corner of the Gasworks road.
LEAVE OF ABSEKOB. Leave of absence was accorded to Councillor Macdonald.
The Council then adjourned.
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LYTTELTON BOROUGH COUNCIL., Lyttelton Times, Volume LIV, Issue 6065, 4 August 1880
LYTTELTON BOROUGH COUNCIL. Lyttelton Times, Volume LIV, Issue 6065, 4 August 1880
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