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FRANKTON BOROUGH COUNCIL

An adjourned meeting of the Frankton Borough Council was held in the Council offices last night. His Worship the Mayor, Mr P. B. Jolly, presided, and there were present:— Crs J. W. Ellis, F. C. Smith, J. Watt, J. E. Herbert, Wni, Henderson, H. Rowland, J. G. Aitken and C. Allen. Siding. Mr Stevenson, manager of the New Zealand Dairy factory at Frankton, waited on the council with a rough plan prepared by Mr Mclntosh, showing the proposed siding to the factory, as suggested by him. This would not interfere with the levels very much, as crossing the road it would run parallel with the Main Trunk rails.—On the motion of Cr Allen, seconded by Cr Rowland, the plan was approved of, and the clerk was instructed to write to the Railway Department urging the expediting of the work. Picture Show Agreement.

Mr P. Watts, solicitor to the council, wrote with regard to the proposed agreement between the council and Messrs Coady and Calder, of the Lyceum Picture Co. Mr Watts advised the council to again carefully study the question as it might happen that the council could be cited as a partner if anything went wrong with the show.—lt was decided that the council should wait until Messrs Coady and Calder had met Mr Watts, and the agreement is properly drawn U PTown Hall Caretaker. In connection with the remuneration paid to the caretaker, Cr Allen stated that the present agreement they had with the caretaker was that ho should get 10 per cent, of the total proceeds. This was hardly satisfactory, as there was a good deal of extra work in connection with the picture show, and the takings were not a good figure just yet.—lt was decided to pay Gs per night until the 10 per cent, of the proceeds reached that figure. Drainage Boards.

The Hautapu Drainage Board wrote asking (or the council’s support of a resolution they were forwarding to the Government protesting against the proposed extinction of the present Drainage Boards.—A resolution was passed in sympathy with the letter. Motor 'Bus Service.

On behalf of the Frankton Hamilton Motor ’Bus Company, Mr A. H. Hyde wrote asking permission to attach notices to posts on the main road indicating the stopping places of the 'busses.—On the motion of Cr Smith the request was granted, subject to cancellation at any time. Telegraph Poles.

The Hamilton Postmaster. Mr P. White, wrote stating that the Department would meet the council with regard to the re-erection of certain telegraph poles, which were put in the wrong place; but the writer complained that considerable difficulty had been experienced in the past regarding a responsible person to whom to apply to when shifting poles. On several occasions considerable time had been lost.—The clerk was instructed to reply, stating that no notice had ever been given that poles were going to he put up, and that the works committee would meet the foreman and show him the right place for the poles. New Streets. Mr H. 1. Biggs, writing on behalf of Mrs M. R. Jolly, forwarded a plan and asking the council to take over three new streets which had been gravelled according to the council’s requirements. The letter staled that there was a gup in Kent street which would be filled up, and the Queen’s Avenue was somewhat badly cut up, but would be put in order.-—lt was decided to wait until the works committee had inspected the work, and it was left in their hands to deal with. Norton Hoad.

Mr A. Morton wrote stating that there was some confusion in the name of the street he lived in, of which one part was called “Nawton” and another "Norton Road’’. The writer asked for enlightenment.—lt was decided that the whole street should be named Norton Hoad. Light Meters. Mr Morton wrote stating that he was perfectly satisfied with his light meter which was fixed up against a brick chimney, and was working splendidly. He did not require it interfered with.—There was a roar of laughter when the clerk in formed the council that Mr Morton’s month’s bill for six lights was 2s 3d. Licenses. It was decided to enforce the borough by-laws in regard to the licensing of boardinghouses. Kaniwhaniwha Water Scheme.

The Mayor gave a verbal report of what had been done in Wellington by himself and the Mayor of Hamilton, Mr A. E. Manning, with regard to the proposed gravitation scheme. He stated that they had expected to find all the information down there, but they were a good deal surprised to find that the authorities were practically in darkness as to the scheme, and could not even turnish the names of the owners of the land they proposed to hold as a catchment area. He personally favoured obtaining the whole of the Pirongia mountain facing north-east as a catchment area. At best it could only make a very poor sheep run, and if it was preserved it would not only provide water, but also form a scenic park, and the bush would have an appreciable effect on the climate. The only way to get this matter put through was by concerted action, and ho therefore moved that the Hamilton Borough Council be urged to make representation to the Te Awamutu Town Board and the Waipa, Raglan and Kawhia County Councils with a view to their joining in with the scheme.—The motion was seconded and carried unanimously. Lake Road Crossing.

The Mayor also reported that he hud interviewed the Minister of Railways, Hon. W. H. Merries, on the question of an overhead crossing at Lake road, and the Department wore willing to build the bridge providing the council put in the ap-proaches.-—This was agreed to, and the clerk was instructed to write to the Department to that effect. Water Tower Site. The matter of purchasing necessary trees and shrubs for the purpose of beautifying the water tower site was left in the hands of the Mayor. Town Survey. On the motion of the Mayor the clerk was instructed to write to the Surveyor-General asking him to authorise a standard survey of Frankton. AccountsAceounts amounting to £9-17 16s 8d were passed for payment. In connection with an account of £872 from Mr E. J. Fenn, Cr J. W. Ellis considered that they hud been overcharged for the 100 Resin meters bought, and it was decided to pay only £650 off the account. It was also decided to pay £201) off the Brush Company’s account of £299 13s Od, keeping £99 13s 6d in hand, owing to one of the engines giving trouble.

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FRANKTON BOROUGH COUNCIL, Waikato Argus, Volume XXXIV, Issue 5378, 9 August 1913

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