The pity Council held an ordinary meeting last night ; present — His Worship the Mayor and Councillors Louisson, Kiver, Beese, Bowman, Prudhoe, Jenkins, Brice, Ayers and Lambert. PIVANOB. The credit balance at the bank was stated at £1137 12s lid. The receipts for the past fortnight were £223 15s 7d, the payments to be made were £829 5s Id. OOEBEBFOWDBKOB. A letter was read from the Chairman of the Cemetery Board, calling attention to the necessity for pro rdta contributions for the further planting, laying out, and improving of the publio Cemetery Beserve at New Brighton. The Board being without present inoome or endowment suggested a Conferenoe of the local bodies interested. The amount required would be inconsiderable. Councillor Ayers moved — " That, ia the opinion of this Council, it it desirable that a "Conference should be heid as suggested, and that the Council should be represented at suoh Conference."
The motion was duly seconded and carried. From the Gas Company, stating that, in consideration of the City Council ereoting 50 additional publio lamps, the charge for lighting all the ordinary street lamps within the City for the same number of hours as at present would be reduoed to £6 16s per lamp per annum. The charge for the few larger lamps will be also reduced £1 per lamp. Councillor Eiver pointed out that the cost of the extra lamps would be £400.
Councillor Beese informed the Council that in Dunedin there were 477 lamps costing £10 8s eaoh, as against 200 in Ohristohurch. In Wellington there were 184, costing £10 ss. At Inveroargill there were 162, costing £5 9b. At Auokland there were 145, costing £8 10s. At Nelson, Wellington, &c, the lamps cost £7 14s eaoh per annum. He opposed the notion of delay, bb the posts would be available for the eleotrio light. Councillor Bowman moved — " That the consideration of the letter be deferred for one month."
The motion was agreed to. QUESTIONS.
His Worship, in answer to Councillor Eiver, stated that the petition in favour of the alteration of Licensing Diatricts had not obtained a sufficient number of signatures to be sent to Wellington in time for the ensuing elections. He might state that the officers of tbe Council who had taken round the petition had been engaged at the same time ia delivering the valuation notices, so that none of their time had been lost. OHANNBL OBOBSING3. It was resolved—" That tenders be called for 200 foot-bridges for crossing side-chan-nels in a line with the footpaths ; the same to be made with oaßt-iron."
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CITY COUNCIL., Star, Issue 4611, 6 February 1883
CITY COUNCIL. Star, Issue 4611, 6 February 1883
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