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City Council.

The ordinary meeting of the Christchurch City Council was held at 7 p.m. yesterday; present — His Worship the Mayor, Councillors Kiver, Crooks, Andrews, Reese, Hosking, Prudhoe, Vincent, Bowman, Louissson, Brice, and Lambert. FINANCIAL. Items of finance "were reported as follows .- — Receipts for past fortnight : General account, .£636 19s 4d; suspense account, .£69 16a Id; drainage rate account, .£lll 4s 6d. Expenditure : General account, .£693 2s Id; suspense account, £1. Credit balance at bank, .£IOB9 8s lOd. The accounts were passed as read. POPULAR SPOETS. A letter was read from the Popular ' Amusement Association, asking the Council '* to be so good as to vote their usual contribution ii £25 towards the sports on Anniversary Day. On the motion of Councillor Crooks, ' seconded by Councillor Louisson, it was i decided to grant the request. TRAMWAY AT NEW BRIGHTON. j Mr Jabez Rhodes wrote, stating that a : number of persons interested in property ! in the neighbourhood of New Brighton, . had before tbeui a scheme for constructing a tramway from New Brighton to the Cemetery reserve, where it would cciineot ) ' with the line proposed by the City Council. * i He asked if the Council would nisei a ' ': deputation of the promoters, when the scheme might be moro fully exjjlained. i On the motion, of Councillor Bowman, ' seconded by Councillor Andrews, it was decided to reply that the Council would meet the deputation mentioned next meet- . ing j REPORTS.' ' The City Surveyor's report was n,a j follows : — I •• 1. The Works Committee recommend ( that the plantation along the river-side, between Worcester and Hereford streets, should be fenced with iron posts and chains, at an expense of £80, the timber of the present fence being quite rotten. 2. The channelling of Rees street was commenced last week. 3. The fence round the Hospital reserve is now finished, and is being painted. The gates are made, and will be ' set up in a few days. The Hospital build- 1 ing has had two coats of paint on the out- J side/ The report was adopted. I The WV>rke Committee reported that they (

had had enquiries made into the position of the widow of tlieir late employee, Mr Edwards, and recommended the Council to voto her the sum of ,£lO. The report was adopted. TRAMWAY TO CEMETERY. Councillor Bowman moved — " That application bo made to the Linwood Town Board, and aIBO the Heaticote Road Board, for leave to lay a line of tramway through portions of their districts and reserve 212." Councillor Kiver seconded the motion, which was carried nem con. CONFERENCE OF LOCAL BODIES. Councillor Hosking moved — "That the conference of local bodies on municipal subjects be postponed for an indefinite period." He explained that his Worship the Mayor was about to leave the city for a few days, and that the replies received from the local bodies interested had not been altogether satisfactory. Councillor Kiver seconded the motion, which was agreed to. MISCELLANEOUS. On the motion of Councillor Vincent, the Works Committee were granted power to accept tenders for supplies. Councillor Lambert moved— "That the hoardings erected on the banks of the river for advertising purposes be removed." He remarked that the hoardings in question were an eyesore, and obstructed the view of the river. Councillor Brice seconded the motion. A brief discussion took place on the motion, and Councillor Bowman moved as an amendment— "That the owners of hoardings on the river banks get one month's notice to remove them." Councillor Lambert accepted the amendment, which was agreed to. _ After dealing with some applications for licenses, the Council adjourned at T. 30 p.m.

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City Council., Star, Issue 5162, 18 November 1884

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City Council. Star, Issue 5162, 18 November 1884

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