Stanley, January 1870

January 8.—Present—Chairman, Messrs. Bowman, Brown, and Meany. Clerk reported having waited on Clare Council; that they were agreeable to allow boundary road to be exchanged for a deviation through Section 369, and to pay half expenses. Surveyor to be instructed to survey all roads required in same direction. Chairman, owing to there having been no meeting of Council, had instructed Clerk to pay Mr. Brown £8 on account of contract No. 38, and Mr. Boundy £5 on account of contract No. 40, approved; also he had agreed to give Mr. Boundy £1 extra for adding a little metal on. contract No. 40; approved. Tenders accepted—No. 43, generally repairing road between Robinson’s and Walkey Creek, Mr. Boundy. £30; cutting side drains in same road, Mr. Brown, 2s. 6d. and 2s. 8d. per chain, Messrs. Bright, Hallett, Warren, and Morris; nominated for Central Road Board. Mr. Earle allowed to take bushes from road, provided he cuts them below surface. Clerk produced half yearly balance-sheet and accounts duly audited. Clerk to collect all moneys due to Council from sales of impounded cattle. Ford over Wakefield to be done. Receipts, £61 5s. 8d.; payments, £148 12s. 9d.