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A special meeting of our Municipal Council was held at their oifice on Friday last, 15th June, at noon. Present : The Chairman (Mr. James Manning) and Councillors Davies Harwood, Wood, Pearse, Annear, Snook, and Oakley. Absent-Cr. J. Storey.
The CHAIUMAN reported that in conse- quence of having received no answer from Mr. Kain respecting his contract in Canton- ment Road he had issued fresh tenders for the performance of the work.
It having transpired that Mr. Kain had replied, but that inadvertently his letter was mislaid (copy of which Mr. Kain forwarded),
Cr. HIGHAM proposed and Cr. PEAHSK seconded " That Kain be instructed to pro- ceed with his sand contract at once in accord-
ance with the resolution passed at the last monthly meeting."
Only one tender was received for breaking stone, namely that of Jas. Wood, who had offered to break 100 yards in Cantonment street, at 2s. 6d. per yard.
Cr. i (AB. WOOD proposed, and Cr. ANNEAR seconded, that the tender be accepted.
REVD. D. GLYN OWATKINS' LETTER.
The CHAIRMAN read the following letter received from Rev. D. Glyn Watkin :
Fremantle, llth June, 1877,
Dear Sir,-I have been authorise-! to maKe the follow- ing proposal to the municipality. If the Municipality will njjrtiP to cive up L.J1 cmiiii to the vacant trip of Lind lying outside aud adjacent to tue boundcry wall of the Church grint in King's square, ai.d will aL-o ¡jive the sum of CîilO (live huudreu poun- a , the trustees o! the Cb arch pioper ty will be prep.:'ed io return to grant a riftht ol' «v.iy through Kind's squaie, us a continu ition of High street, topether »itn the block of land l.iiisg at the 8. W. comer of the square aiid marked on the aeooinp.'.nying tracing, which they are piep »red to oller to the town.
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D. GLYN WATKIN«.
The letter having been fully discussed, the following resolution, proposed by Cr. fiigham and seconded by Cr. Davies, was carried : " lathe event of the Church EuildiugCom- mittee agreeing to take 15 feet off the corner at the point of Adelaide Street and High Street, and that 10 feet in Wil'iam Street be added to the block of huid oí-ered to the town, tîùs Council will recommend the rate- payers to raise the sr. m of £500 to be hr.nd ed over io the Church Bud:ling Committee in payment for the block of land, and the right of way through King square in con- tinuation of I î igh street ; and, further, that che Council will j-eeommend the Government to add the vacant ground around the Church grant in King's square to form a part of the Church property."
GKASÏS O:Í SOUTH BEACH.
A letter received from the Lion the Com missioner of Crown Lands relating to the grants on rho Souih Beach having been read, it was left in the hands of the Chairman to forward a suitable reply.
A letter from Air. V». A. Stone, agent for the Liverpool London and Globe Insurance, Co.2 was read, informing the council that the directors regretted they ¿were unable to en- tertain the application for a contribution to- wards the purchase of a fire engine, asked for
The Council then adjourned.