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The Mayor's Resignation

At the conclusion of the ordinary business of the Council last night, the Mayor (Mr H. J. Greenslade) said as that was hia last meeting he wished to say that the period he had occupied the chair as Mayor had been a very pleasant one. He thanked the councillors for the cordial way in which they had worked with him. They had had differences on public questions but had been fast friends privately: He exceedingly regretted leaving the Thames and the position of Mayor. He also tendered hiss resignation as the Council's representative on the Drainage Board and Milk and Meat Inspection 1 Committee. Mr Greenslade then vacated the Chair.

The Town Clerk pointed out it would be necessary for the Council to appoint a Chairman and Acting-' Mayor. «■ Cr Trembath proposed and C'r Foy seconded, "that Cr Radford be Chairman." This was carried unanimously. The Chairman, after thanking the Council for the honor, expressed regret at Mr Greenslade's depcirture from the district, and resignation of the position of Mayor. Mr Greenslade had done everything possible for the benefit of the Thames during his term of office.

C'r Foy: I would like to move a resolution. Mr Greenslade has very carefully carried out his duties and regularly attended the meetings of the Council. It would be out of place to allow the occasion to pass withoutmaking some record on the Borough minutes; I will move "That the thanks.

of this Council be accorded to Mr; Greenslade, the retiring Mayor, for his services during the time he hasi occupied the position." Councillors will remember that I fought the elec-: tion for the Mayoralty with Mr Green-, slade, and although, defeated, we are quite good friends and it ■ gives me; great pleasure to move this, resolution. ■ .1 Cr Da,vey seconded. Crs Clark, Poiilgrain, Wood, Trembath' and Menzies spoke in flattering terms of the' manner in which Mr'| Greenslade had carried out the duties of Mayor.

The resolution wad carried unanimously.

. On Cr Poulgram's motion, Cr Radford was appointed to s,ign cheques in lieu, of Mr Greenslade, and was also appointed the .Council's representative on the Drainage Board. Cr Poulgrain was appointed a member of the Meat and Milk Inspection Committee.

The Mayor wag then' entertained by (the. Council, at the Pacific Hotel, where a pleasant and convivial hour was passed.

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The Mayor's Resignation, Thames Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9652, 1 June 1900

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The Mayor's Resignation Thames Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9652, 1 June 1900

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