Present – Cr Hudson (presiding) Crs Hall, Mackenzie, Williams, Prouse, Levy, Ryder & Hankins. The Mayor attended towards the close of the sitting, and an apology was received from Cr. Douglas who was granted leave of absence.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.
Correspondence was received from Field Luckie & Toogood, Lands Dept., I.A. Merreth and others but called for no special action.
Reserves Committee’s report
The Reserves Committee reported on various matters dealt with since the last meeting of the council & recommended as ‘The Levin Borough Reserves Vesting & Empowering Act 1907’, had become law, that the council should write to Mrs G.B. Ostler, lessee of Sec. 8 Block XI asking her on what terms she would surrender her lease.
Moved by Cr. Mackenzie seconded by Cr. Hall ‘That the Report of the Reserves Committee be adopted.’
Public Meeting to be called
Cr. Hankins moved & Cr Williams seconded ‘That a Public Meeting be convened by the Mayor with the object of changing the name Weraroa to Levin Railway or some other suitable name’ Carried.
Proceedings of forthcoming Statutory Meetings
Regarding the proceeding at the Statutory Meeting called for the 6th inst. To consider the loan proposals, Cr. Hankins moved and Cr. Hall seconded ‘That the Mayor place the position of the Loan Proposals as carried by the Council, before the Meeting of Ratepayers.’
The following accounts were passed for payment:
|I. Hook wages||₤11/14/-|
|T. Gregory wages ||₤10/--/-|
|G. Astridge wages ||₤18/--/-|
|P.K. Patton Lamplights ||₤ 9/18/8|
|Levin Express Comp. Carting||₤ 2/ 2/-|
|Levin Express Comp. Cab hire ||₤ 1/--/-|
|Town Clerk salary ||₤11/ 5/-|
|R.W. Bradley Coach hire15/- & 10/- ||₤ 1/ 5/-|
|R.R. Moore Carting||3/-|
|C. Carmont Ranger 6mth. Salary||₤ 2/10/-|
|Fidelty Bond – Ocean Guarantee Corporation ||₤ 2/--/-|
| I.W. Gibson goods ||₤ 1/ 3/7|
|Harper & Harper Legal Costs||₤ 2/18/9|
|Field Luckie & Toogood Legal Costs ||₤26/-7/6|
|E. Burke C. aid 4 wks||₤ 2/-8/-|
|I.W. Gibson a/c Mrs Smith 4 wks ||₤ 1/10/-|
B.R. Gardener Mayor.