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Ehe Blenheim Borough Council met last evening. Present:— The Mayor (Mr Far'mar) arid ' Councillors Sinclair, Bobinson, Biley, Donslin, Rogers, Parker, and Litobfield. ' ; " v The minutes o£ the preceding meeting were read and confirmed. ' . The 'following tenders we're opened : — For filling m the ditch' m Maxwell Boad— o. Patchett £34 105, James Former £79 10a, J. Button £17 17s Gdi H. C. O'Leary £2 7s 6d per chain, W. Gosling £13.83, Vf. Tindill .-663, Alex Cameron £2 Is per ohain. ' ' ■■ ' ■ Metalling Nicholson Terrace— C. Patchett £1 2s'6d'pbr chain, J:"Burton • 17s 6d,-W. Tindill .£1 lls,- H. C. O'Leary £MOs, Alex Cameron £1 3s. Mr tender was accepted for the ditch m Maxwell Boad, provided that he does the work m six weeks; J; Burton's tender was also accepted for metalling Nicholson Terrace. ; • ■ j The Secretary of' the Institute went through the timd-honouredi formality of asking for a remission of the rates on that, building. ' : The Council decided that they had no power to remit the rates. . Mr E. Carvell wrote offering to convey Carvell-street andrEverden-street to the Council. .• ' 'i ! ' . ■_ .. The consideration of the matter was postponed till next meeting; ■ ••■ ' . Mr A. G. Fell, as the delegate of the Council at the late meeting of representatives of local bodies, wrote reporting that a motion m favor of the establishment of a Harbour Board had been passed. It was resolved that the Council approve of the resolution come to at the meeting of delegates for the establishment of a Harbour Board at Picton, and the thanks of the Council were tendered to Councillor Fell for his action m the matter. Mr Taf ncr wrote, stating that Mr Freeth was resuming the office of Impounder temporarily filled by him, and asking that the fact be advertised. The Town Clerk was directed to attend to the matter,

A communication was received from the Wairau Rivers Board, stating that as soon as the Board have completed the diversion of the Opawa above the town by means of Foster's Channnel, they would entertain' the recommendation of the Connoil to •' divert the Tayjqr River into the Omaka. ■.<'"• A lengthy;discussion took plaee^.on the communication, and a resolution was passed protesting against the manner m which the town was being .treated by the Bivers^Bpard.,,,.., „._ ,_^ ... i ~ A further resolution- wns pa9se3, as--folloWjS,:—That the Council ia qf opinion that a Rivei's Board should be established, having jurisdiction within the Borough. ■'• "' An aiheridnTent on this resolution— that ■ the Rivers Board be urged to re-consider the matter— was moved and lost. . Mr G. T. Foster wrote, stating that it Was his intention to put a bridge over the creak passing through one of' the streets oft ■ Eltham Road, and applied to the Council ; to supply the timber. It was decided to accede to the request . The Secretary to the Omaka Road -B6ard wrote, stating that the ford m, the Omaka tUv<r, ai the top of High Street, had been repaired, the cost being £11 19s 6d. ■■<.<■ -' It was moved that half the cost be paid on the Omaka Road Board paying half the coat of blearing the Alabama- Road of gorse. ' ■* The motion was put and carried. !j The Inspector of .Works waqinstrncted to have the Alabama Road cleared of gorse., f- Mr James Sinclair ,was granted permission to put a drain across Custom House Street, to carry off the surplus water from an artesiin well, , . „,,,, '•' MxEwart was directed to bo informed' ' that unless the ventilation of the hall be completed by, the next meeting of the Council his license will be cancelled. Attention being' drawn to the Institute and Good . Templars' Hall being let for public meetings, dancing &0,, it was. directed that the license fee should ba. exacted in 'each case. • '• ■ Tenders were directed to be called for .: embanking the eastern aide of the Taylor : 'river. '-'■ ■ • • ; The following acaounts were pissed . for payment :— Omaka Road 'Board, £7 9d ; Taylor Bros, £15 15a 9d ; J. Smith, r. £l 4s ; Elbeok, £1 13s 6d ; Auditors fees £0 6s ; Bankin, £1 8j ; Collector, £6 8s ; . Mahon£B 15; Crook. ,£fl 12s; Wilkiaa ' £112. •' 'V, "'' •' la reply to a question it waß stated that - the lamps and lamp posts ordered for the bprough were not completed. ilt was resolved .that M*..Ji'air.weath9r be written tiKancL asked ia deliver the lamps and lamp- posts -by the middle of the month.- .-. c ..''". '•".?? i Reference was made to, the expense enJailed m theßbrough by the administration of the new Licensing Act. : ' A faoatious councillor . said- he oon-- 1 1 sidered that the Good Templara should ! be made to bear the expenses entailed by '• thelooal option clauses of the Act. ■! >> ■; . • ! : Notice ot motion was given for next ■ meeting, that all culverts crossing streets _' ( be widened to the full width of the street. I The Inspector of Works was instructed to have a culvfert put aoross Main-street to v Keiss-street. •' ■ •' ■' • - ■.:>...' i Notice; of, nioti6n .was given for next Jr , meeting that High-street be metalled from ;Market Place to Sharp and Piokering's: That Market-street ' South be metalled , from Charles-street to the Taylor river bridge: That specifications ' bo prepared for a'bridgfe l over the Alfred-street ditch • and Seymour-street, and a road made at each side, and metalling the Manse Road. 1 . j The Council then adjourned..

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BLENHEIM BOROUGH COUNCIL., Marlborough Express, Volume XVII, Issue 101, 3 May 1882

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BLENHEIM BOROUGH COUNCIL. Marlborough Express, Volume XVII, Issue 101, 3 May 1882