All the members of the Council were present viz: The Mayor (Mr B R Gardener) Crs Douglas, Hall, Hankins, Hudson, Levy, Mackenzie, Prouse, Ryder and Williams.
Proposed £3,000 special loan
The Clerk intimated that the Meeting was duly summoned to consider the report of the Roads Committee which recommend that the Council take steps to raise a loan of £3,000 from the Government if possible extended over a period of two years the purpose of the loan to be street and footpath construction and improvement.
The Mayor moved and Cr Ryder seconded “That the Report of the “Roads and Streets Committee be adopted”.
An amendment was moved by Cr Hudson and seconded by Cr Mackenzie “That the report of the Streets Committee be referred back for modification as it is considered unnecessary and undesirable to spend £3,000 on the streets of the Borough at present.
After a long discussion the amendment on being put was lost on the following division: Ayes: (3) Crs Hudson, Hall, Mackenzie. Noes: (7) Crs Douglas, Hankins, Ryder, Prouse, Levy, Williams and the Mayor.
The Mayor’s motion was then carried on the same vote of 7 to 3.
Confirmed: “Basil Gardner”
July 15, 1907.