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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 Andrews, Brice, Ayers, Hosking, Eeese, Crooks, Vincent, Kiver, Louisson, Prudhoe, Bowman, and Lambert. . finance. Items of finance were reported as follow : — Receipts for past fortnight: General account, .£269 13s lQd ; suspense account, .£27 6s (3d ; drainage rate account, £42 16s. Expenditure : General account, .£777 4s 8d; suspense account, i»54 Is Gd. Credit balance at bank, £810 14s 7d. PETITION. A petition was read from 47 licensed carriers, protesting against over-loading cabs with luggage, and praying the Council to pass a by-law stating the maximum weight of luggage a cab should carry, as they considered that under the present system the carriers were being deprived of their only means of support. The petition was referred to the By-law Committee. CEMETERY BY-LAW. A letter was read from the Colonial Secretary, acknowledging the receipt of a copy of the Cemetery By-law, No. 9. On the motion of Councillor Ayers, seconded by Councillor Bowman, it was resolved — "That the By-law in question should come into force on Jan. 8, 1885." REPORTS. The following report of the City Surveyor was read : — " 1. Tenders have been invited for shingling Rees street, and the tender of Mr Brightling was accepted, subject to the approval of the Council. 2. The urinal in the right-of-way at the back of the City Hotel has been repaired. 3. During the month of November last, there were six building permits issued, and the amount taken in fees was £A 55." The report was approved. Mr Superintendent Turton reported that during the quarter ending DecJ 19 the Fire Brigade had attended 19 alarms, nine being through fires in buildings and one chimney on fire inside the city, and four fires in buildings, four gorse fires, and one false alarm outside the belts. Two men had been injured whilst on duty at fires outside the city, one had been laid up for 28 days, and the other for eight days, but both had now returned to work. One man had been ruptured whilst attending a fire in the city, and was still unable to return to work. Some repairs had been effected to the steam fire engines, and the whole of the plant was in good working order. Reports from Inspectors Hobbs and Leahy on the condition of the public and hotel urinals in the city were read and received. After transacting some routine business, and dealing Avith some applications for licenses, the Council adjourned.

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City Council., Star, Issue 5196, 30 December 1884

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City Council. Star, Issue 5196, 30 December 1884