MINTARO, May 7.
Present — All, except Cr Esselbach.
Overseer’s report read and adopted. Correspondence — Circulars from Highway Magazine, Australian Scale Co., Minda Home, Typewriter Co ; received. Application from Mrs B O Reid to be assessed for sections 275 and 276, Hd. Stanley ; clerk to make necessary alterations in assessment book. Department Lands and Survey re rates due in McCallock’s estate, asking for assistance and get assessment in order on account of the alterations of boundaries of blocks allotted to settlers ; proposed by Cr Dunn, seconded, by Cr Horgan ‘that the clerk make the necessary alterations and adjustments in assessment book’; carried. L.G. Department (with plan) re proposed bridge over the Wakefield near Martindale Hall, estimated cost, £300, to put in a series of four 3 feet pipes, the question of financial assistance to receive consideration next year ; proposed by Cr Ball, seconed by Cr Horgan, ‘that clerk write to the department thanking them for plans, &c, and enquire what the extra cost would be to put in 4 feet pipes instead of 3 feet’; carried. Notification of despatch of machine gun (war trophy) captured by 32nd Bat., and the trophy received from Defence Department. Geo. Pearce’s offer of £1 19s for crop of olives now growing in Mintaro cemetery accepted. Tenders to be called for— 10 or 12 chains re-coating on Farrell’s Flat road; 6 or 8 chains re-coating near Merildin railway station; 6 chains re-coating on Main road to Clare ; pipe culvert and piece of metalling near Cavendale. Clerk to procure prices and approximate weights of concrete pipes from Hume Proprietory for one foot and upwards. Payments — Main road, £16 2s; district fund, £136 12s 5d.