HAWERA COUNTY COUNCIL.
MONTHLY MEETING. The Hawera County Council met on Saturday. Present: Messrs. J. B. Murdoch (chairman), E. A; Washer, B. C. Lysaght, W. Williams, C. J. Hawken, and A. J. Larcom. OHAWE BEACH ROAD. The chairman reported that In connection with the representations made by a deputation which asked that Improvements should be made to the road leading to tho Ohawe beach, the committee had visited tho road and found that In some places lit was rather narrow and "might be dangerous in years to come. The committee recommended that It would be better than another road, the third from the cliffs should be formed in order to give access to tho beach. It had an easier grade and when formed would lie a better road than the present one. In reference to the proposed subdivision ait Ohawe by the Education Botrd, the committee recommended that the new road be taken over, provided that formation and other work estimated to cost £6O was done by the Board. The action of the committee in connection with this matter was confirmed. SUPPLIES OF TAR. The chairman also repoted that 200,000 prions had been ordered from the Welling, on Gaß Company, at a cost of 6d per gallon on trucks. The cost landed In Hawera would be 8d per gallon. This would be enough tar to carry tha Council through until the next season. POKEMAN'S REPORT. The foreman (Mir. Muggarfdge) reported as follows: Ablpalpa Road.—The tarring of the upper portion of this road and the scarifying of the lower portion are now completed, and also a part of the Main South Road by the Rlverdale factory was done while the engine Was there. Allen Road.—The metalling on this road is going on steadily, about thirty chains being completed. Ta.whlti Road.—During the last heavy rain there was a foot la depth of water flowing across the metal on this road, and children going home had to wade through It knee deep. It was arranged with a committee of the Borough Council and the County Council more than twelve months ago that the borough should put In a drain to take their water across the road from the present .outlet Into the gully In Burns Street. However, nothing mis over done with regard to this and In consequence tho Council Is losing what metal there Is on the road, besides the matter being a. great hardship to tho residents there. Tangahoe Bridge, Tangahoe Valley Road This brl<teo will bo open for traffic as soon as the docking comes to hand, which seems almost unprocurable. The order was placed for it six months ago. Tangahoe Bridge. Ohangal Road.—The timber for this bridge is all on the ground with the exception of a few pieces, and tenders will be called as soon as these are In sight.
GENERAL Tlio convenors of a. public meeting held la Fallijiug recently, wroi|e forwarding copj'.ra of resolutions which had been carried urging the Government to Impress upon the British Government the necessity of clearing tne meat from the stores, or to continue tho moat requisition until such time as they are able to clear the stores.—The resolutions were endorsed, and it wo 3 decided to write to the Prime Minister in connection with the matter. The FeUding Borough Council wrote asking for particulars of the tarred roads In the county, together v/ith the cost of maintenance, etc.—lt was decided to supply the information. A good deal of correspondence' was received in connection with a complaint made by Mr. C. F. Kaine, th*t the removal of gravel and bouldors from the Waingongora beach, was causing an erosion of his land. In connection with the matter the Marino Department wrote asking the Council lor a report thereon —The chairman stated that the Council had not removed any gravel from near iiir. Kalne's property. The trouble was caused by water from Hie surface which reached Mr. Raine's property.—The Council decided not to accept any responsibility in connection with the damage. The commissioners of the new Ta.whiti School wrote drawing tho Council's attention to tho state of the Tawluti Road at lis junction with the street running down to the school, which they stated was repeatedly Hooded with storm water from the borough, to a depth of 12 to 15 inches over the crown of the road. —It was decided to write to the norough Council asking that a meeting of tho Boundary Roads Committee be hold as early as possible, and drawing the attention of the Council to the damago which was being done by storm water from the borough on the Tawhitl Road.
Accounts amounting to £lOls 9s 7d were passed for payment. The toll collector at tho main toll gate was granted an increase of wages of 10s a weeli.
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Taranaki Daily News, Taranaki Daily News, 8 March 1920
HAWERA COUNTY COUNCIL. Taranaki Daily News, 8 March 1920
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