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YESTERDAY'S POLL.

A CHAT WITH THE MAYOR. Yesterday evening soon after the result of the poll on the loan proposals was known a I'imbs representative waylaid the Mayor • (Mr J. S. Boud) and had a few minutes chat with him. •• Are you ple-ised with the outcome of the day's palling, Mr Bond?" was the first put to His " orsl "P- " Yes, mdeed, it is the start of a Progressive movement in Hamilton, and an emphatic endorsement of the policy 0.. which the present members of the (, ounc ; l took office. We were elected on a pro-gres.-ive ticket, and in bringing forward We prop sals we have, we considered w b were uly flowing the dictates of the majority of ihe ratepayers. In authorising us to purchase the gasworks the ratePayers are only affirming a principle that lias been accepted as a wise one all over the world. Nothing will be doue in tin in the matttr, of course, for another eighteen months, uuless the company pottered us the works on specially favourabio terms. "Which of the various proposals will bo undertaken first:-" "The drainage and water, certainlv combined with the traffic bridge. The plans for this have already been aporoved 0/the Council, and the necessary steps will be taken to put this work in hand ct once. The street improvements will hive to stand over until the drainage and water works extensions are completed. I » am especially glad the ratepayers hsvo authorised us to borrow sufficient to pay i tt the deficiency on the Town Hall , as thi's y.ill mean that we can put this sum back into the general account and have soqjm money in hand to devote to other matters in the borough that require attention." " The only two proposals which havo not been carried are the tramway scheme J-ud the purchase of the recreation allotU ;ive vou i.nvthing to s in c nnection with these?" "These were the only two proposals on which the Council was not unauimou-, b it they were included in the list, and the ratepayers have had the opportunity of deciding for themselves."

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YESTERDAY'S POLL., Waikato Times, Volume LVII, Issue 6937, 9 February 1906

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YESTERDAY'S POLL. Waikato Times, Volume LVII, Issue 6937, 9 February 1906

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