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LYTTELTON.

Present : Councilors England, Allwright, Willcox, Woledge, Ward, Chalmers, Hargreaves, Hawkins, the Mayor presiding. The minutes of the former meeting were read and confirmed. The amount collected during the week was, rent Resident Magistrate's Court, £20. The following correspondence was read :— ■ From the Mayor to the Provincial Secretary, asking for an interview with the Provincial Solicitor, respecting the by-laws. From C. A. Rich, enclosing names of sureties, which were accepted by the Council. From the Provincial Solicitor, stating that on account of an accident, he would be unable to meet the Council that night, but naming a day for them to meet him in Christchurh . To the Provincial Solicitor from the Mayor expressing his deep regret at the accident, and informing him that the further consideration of the by-laws would stand over until he was able to meet the Council. From the Provincial Solicitor, stating that the opinion given by him respecting the Munic pal Reserves was given, not with any desire to deprive the municipalities of their reserves, but with a view of ei.-nsidering whether a public building for public purposes could be erected upon those reserves by the Provincial Government. He further added that the Government intended, if the Attorney-General's opinion agreed with his, to bring in a bill during the next session of the Provincial Council, for vesting the reserves in the Municipalities absolutely. He drew the attention of the Council to clauses I, «, 3, of the Municipal It* serves Ordinatice, aud also to the Canterbury Association Reserves Ordiuanee, Session 5, No. 2, on the subject. The Works Committee's Report was read. It stated that the gutters in the town had heen cleared out, that the Governor's Bay Road had been partly formed the whole length, the object being to expend the amount over the whole extent. On themotion of Councillor Hargreaves, seconded hy (.ouncillor Ward, it. was resolved that the report be received. On the motion of Councillor Hargreaves, seconded by Councillor England, it was resolved — " That the rate roll having been made for the present financial year, notice will be given in the official newspaper that notices of appeal will be received in accordance with clau-es 222 and 223. The following accounts were passed, and ordered to be paid : — Weekly pay-sheet, £18 9s; Street, £2 9s; Press, £2 lis lOd; Star, £-2 3s 7d. The overdraft at the Bank was stated to be £348 17a lOd. Councillor Willcox moved, and Councillor Allwright seconded, the following resolution.

" That the Fire Inspectors of the Lyttleton Hook, and Ladder Brigade be requested (in consequence of the acton taken by the Liverpool, London, and Globe Insurance Company in the matter of the removal of their engine) to test the capabilities of the two engines as to the distance water can b. forced towards the uorth part of the town, aud to inform the Council of the point to which the present supply of hose will reach, and report thereon at the next meeting." The motion was carried. * > .jACounei'lor Hargreaves s iid he wished to (■mfyafew words, on a matter in which h>; felt great interest ; when the news of the decease of the late lamented Mr Crosbie Ward reached them, hi a , with others thought they should only be doing justice in erecting soma monument to his mcm.ry : for this purpose he had exerted himself in the matter, and had obtained several subscriptions in aid of this memorial. The deceased was one of their oldest settlers, and was esseu'ially a Lytteltonian. He had been their member, and he thought the Council ought to take active steps in the mutter. He did not wish to move any motion on the subject, but he hoped the repor ers woul i tuke a note of the matter, it would show the friends of the deceased that, although some time had elapsed, the name of Crosbie Ward was not forgotten. The Mayor said he quite coincided with what had falleti from Councillor Hargreaves. Lyttelton and the province generally were deeply indebted to the deceased. The idea of erecting a memorial window was a good one, and he was certain the subject only required ventilating to make it a great success. Dn the motion of • ouncillor Chalmers, seconded by Councillor Ward, it was resolved, ,s That the Council fix a day, by advertising same, on which they will meet parties desiring any amendment made in the present rates, the advertisement to be combinid with the advertisement already resolved ody?y venders were then opened : — IkST tho Bathing Shed, £17 10s ; also for making the new road for night soil, on Sumner Road — E. Wells, £35; A. Angus, £27 10s ; T. Ro/igers, £24 10s; S. Edgar, £30; Uodgers and fhompkins, £.. per chain; Croton and Slater, £39 ; Griffith and Redpath, £4 per chain; B. Green, £47 10s; T. Newton and Co., £40; W. Higginbotham, £33 1 5s_3fc It was resolved that the final acceptation of the tenders be deferred for a week*! and that intimation of the accepted terraerer would be given in writing to those interested. It was resolved, on the motion of Councillor Willcox, seconded by Councillor Hawkins — " That fresh tenders be invited for the work at the Bathine Shed, and that it include the platform on the rocks, also new boiler, and fixing same." On the motion of Councillor Ward, seconded by Councillor Chalmers, it was resolved — " That the day for amending the rates ace >rding to the resolution bo fixed for Thursday, JNov. 5." g nr*-* "*""i i i I i iiiiiiii iiiiiiii ii — - -/- /

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LYTTELTON., Star, Issue 137, 20 October 1868

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