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Monday, ZM \y 17. j An adjourned meeting of the Borough Council "was held last night. Present — His Worship the Mayor CMr Button). Crs M'lJeth, Clarke, JJoy'le. Cos- : grave, and Patcrson. The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. roniu:si > oM)i;xci:. Letter from the Colonial Secretary, Wellington, announcing the gazetting of C. K. : Button. Kf-q., as Mayor. Letter from J. l\ees, Esq., on the matter of drains. Letter from the Rank of Xew Zealand, ' announcing that they had recorded the < name of C. K. Button, Esq.. as Mayor. Letter from Evan Prosser. thanking the Council for the sum of C7O, lately voted to , him. ' Letter from Emily ltooldaml, resident of "27 section Tancred-street, asking remission of rates. % .The letteis were received. .. , t . . im:i:sj:xtatio.\. i The Mayor then rose'antl said — Conn- ' cillor Prosser, in the name .of the Council, youn late contemporaries [ need hardly say that we :all • deeply regret, as the address states, that you are »aken away from . amongst us. I will not further ex- ' press the great regret we all feel, but Avill ' now read the address,: — > . K. l'rosser, Esq., oi' Hokitika. ' I)j;vr Suj — It is,- with deep regret that we have received your resignation as Mayor of tliis.liorough, n\\A ihiit I>usihe.^s m:itter.s call you from,, tlie \Yes»t # C'oa&t. We desire to ; convifv 10 you our appreciation of your yen- . tlcmauly demeanor, and the i^up.-u-tial e(.ii<lii<-t you have alw'tvy-, di.splayeii in ailniinisteiinii ?he :ilV'aii-s of this Uoimeil. ' Wishinj; you ' every prosperity in' the new field y«m lisve chosen, "We air, Dear Sir, '' Kail hf idly yours. (Hero follow the signatures ot t!ip Mayor and Councillors.) The Mayor then handed the document to Cr P'Osser, -. who replied —Mr .Mayor and (Jentleinen — Icaii scarcely convey my ' thanks to you for the great liberality and courtesy you have shown towards me. • I haye only occupied -the position for a short period, but during that time I have endeavored to meet the wishes of the Council and the public as far as the new ' Act would ajlow me, and f trust I have i given satisfaction in my efforts to do so. fn ', carrying out Act ' 1 have always tried • to consult the feelings of the Council, hi reference to the. grant you so liberally • voted me. I may Ray that it was the first money 1 ever, received from any public body : but I can assure you that the office , of Mayor is not without a tax on the private individual, and, as we all came here to better ourselves, I triwk the Mayor is fairly entitled to some' reimbursement for his outlay both of time and money. I wish to convey my thnn'ks to;the officers of the Corporation, Irom whom I always re- ' ceived able assistance, , and . I do not think '. that more effective officers could be got. 1 ' congratulate you on the appointment of an able successor in the administration of affairs, and. 1 can assure y»u, anything f • can do in Dunedin to assist thin Council 1 , shall he happy to do. I will again thank you for your kindness and courtesy. It was resolved, on the motion of Councillor Boyle, seconded by Councillor, Clarke— '• That the meeting adjourn till next Fnday evening." I

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HOKITIKA BOROUGH COUNCIL., West Coast Times, Issue 1139, 18 May 1869

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HOKITIKA BOROUGH COUNCIL. West Coast Times, Issue 1139, 18 May 1869