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LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

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WAGGAMBA StnitE COUXCJL

GOONDIWINDI, April 23.

The annual general meeting of the \V oggamba Shire Coiuieil waa hold on April 16 There were present Councillors Dowding-, El ans. Gore, Gunn Lucas, M'lntire, and Teys. Councillor J Gore «as elected chairman for the en»u ng icar *i iote of thanks waa accorded the ro tiring chairman, Councillor D Gunn, who, In rephinc;, thanked the councillors and the shire otUcers for the unfailing assistance and lo) al support he had received during his year ol office It was decided to adopt last j. ai a valuation as the laluauon for the current }iar and the same rate-Jd in the £--a as struck The Tiaro Shire Council wrote asking for co operation in working- ,or a restoration of the Government endowment to local authorities It »as decided Hut in lien of the suggested levying of a land tax, the Wafffjamba Council ñas opposed to anv reinst itcment of endow nient An application for opening to selection the water reseñe at Byrell Creek, on the Mun gindi road, »as stronglv opposed lenders were opened for clearing pear on this reseñe, but as the figured ran from £100 to £123 it »u decided to lcaie the mat ir in the hands of some of the members A maintenance man waa put on at the rate of £90 per annum Mr C A. Munro, of Kondar »as recommended to dil a vacant seat for DUislon No 2, for which no nomination had been received The health officer, Dr Woodford, waa reapptiintcd for the

current year

A' a special meeting of the Town Coun ii on Friday it was decided to draw the atten tfon of the Coiernment to ~he «1 *tate of the present wooden bridge oier the M'Intyre Riler, for the repair of which a tender for a large sum has been accepted It was rjonsldered that the structure «as too old and weak to justify the expenditure, and that when tlie adirnt of the ralhvaj brought a lot of heavy traille to Goondiwindi it would be unsafe and that therefore the erection of an iron or ateel bridge was Imperatively neces-

sary.

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