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The usual meeting •of the Board was held on the 4bh Sept. The members present were Messrs G-. Dodson (Chairman), J. H. Redwood, Isaac Clifford, Gane and Peter O'Dwyer.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. .

Letters were read from Messrs Andrill and Gibson, asking the Board to cut a ditch on the side of Vickerman-street, they having cut down the flax to a width of 18 feet as previously agread to ; from Mr W. Murray, again calling the attention of the Board to the stoppage of of the watercourse through Mr Ronowitz's lsnd, and' complianing of an obstruction tn the ditch on the Sandhill Road; from W. M. White, of the Dunedin Pipe Factory, forwarding circular and price list of various kinds of drain pipes ; from Mr Henry Dodson, sfcatiug that he was unable to devote that attention to the duties of the Board that membership demanded, and was therefore reluctantly compelled to tender his resignation. ■ ' On the consideration of the letters the Secretary was instructed to aeknewledge the receipt of those of Messiß Andrill and Gibson and Mr W. Murray, and send replies to the following effect :—

To Messrs AndriU and Gibson, informing them that the matter had been placed m the hands of the Inspector, with instructions to visit • and report on the work required. .... .::, To Mr W. Murray, informing him that the Board Avere still of opinion that the work mentioned m his letter could only be dealt with by a Drainage Board, and that the obstruction he complained of should be removed. Mr Henry Dodson's resignation was accepted, the Board expressing their regret at the loss of so useful a member.

It was resolved that the Secretary be instructed to give public notice to all owners and occupiers of property m the Spring Creek district to grub up and remove any gorse or other growth, that may be growing on the public road.

The Secretary was instructed to obtain the price of drainage pipes from Nelson and Wellington. '':'■■

\ Resolved— That the Secretary write to the Impounder and inform him that if the roads were not kept clear of cattle his services would not be required after the expiration of a month. A petition was received from Mr William Gifford and others prayiDg that the road which runs through sections 62, 66, 79, 85, 94, 95, 96 and 69 might be closed, on the ground tha'u it was not required for public traffic. The said petitioners being willing to pay all expenses m connection with the said stoppage. The Secretary was instructed to acknowledge the receipt of the petition, and also to obtain advice from Mr Conolly relative to the stoppage of the said road. The following account was passed and paid : — Wm. Eden work on roads £4 16s. It was resolved that the Chairman and Messrs. Redwood and Gane be. the Works Committee for the year. The Board then adjourned.

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SPRING CREEK ROAD BOARD., Marlborough Express, Volume XIII, Issue 1061, 14 September 1878

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SPRING CREEK ROAD BOARD. Marlborough Express, Volume XIII, Issue 1061, 14 September 1878

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