OAKLEIGH SHIRE COUNCIL. -0-. Thursday, December 20. Present:-Crs Wilson (president), Biggs, Leonard, Armstrong, Taylor, Wilkor, Lavidge, Binns, and Wilhis. M INUTES. The minutes of last ordinary and of anueal meeting were read and con firmed. CORRESPONDENCE. From Jas. McGulloch. 'calling atten tion to the state of the North road near the junction with the Warragul road, and asking the conucil to have it re paired.-To be considered on an early date. " Froin the Sl.ire of Numurkah 'aising 'lihlp in passing a motion rce the" des truction of haro's.-Received. From the Berwick Shire Council re the construction of a new bridge over the Dandenong Creek stating that no plans nor specification had been for warded to them. They now ask that such might be (lone tas they were will ing to co-operate in the construction. Cr Leonard read extracts from re ports of the Berwick Shire which showed that an error had been com mitted by some one as the plans etc. had been presented and approved of by them. The letter was received and futher information to be hereinafter sought after. From Shire of Morrabbin stating that theOakleigh Council were in error in arriving at the conclusion that the Abattoirs were to be established in the Moorabbin Shire. The question of the site was not discussed at the confer ence, but left an open question for furthur consideration. The resolu tion was " That it is desirable to erect public Abattoirs for the Town of Brighton and the Shire of Oakleigh and Mloorabbin on a site to be herein after decided on."--Received, and to be informed that the question had already been fully ventilated. From J. Tukan directing' attention to the state of Robinson's Hill on the Waverly road as the " Goss " there was 6 feet high, and in case of fire nothing would save his property. Consideration of this question was postponed for a future meeting. From Messrs N. Hill, D. Couper, W. Bennett, T. Jones, and Newport asking for a renewal of their slaughter- ing licenses. Cr Wilkes referred to an arrange- ment that he understood that no more licenses would be renewed after a certain date. Cr Leonard said these were not new licenses but renewals. Cr Taylor said he thought they should hear what the inspector had to say with reference to the applicants. The applications of Hill and Bennett were granted without any opposition. Cowper's was postponed for a month. Cr Beggs presented numerously signed petition against the renewal of Jones' license. He also introduced Messrs Dixon, Martin, Chandler and others who spoke strongly against the renewal as it was detrimental to public health, and made very much against the improvement of the dis- trict. The inspector reported that Jones kept his establishment fairly clean, but had lately kept a large number of pigs, and this morning he found it in a very bad state. It was then decided to postpone the application pending further arrangements as to site. As to Newports application Cr Beggs strenesouly opposed its being granted. Cr Leonard said that Mr Nweport had made great improvements in the establishment. He thought they should favourably entertain the proposal. After some discussion it was decided to grant the request, Cr Beggs alone dissenting. From W. Byson, surveyor, forward ing a plan shewing the encroachments on Righ street road as lately made by the surveyors who subdivided land in the parish of Mlulgrave for a syndicate. The encroachment was about 25 feet in extent and prevents access to a bridge over Damper Creek. It was decided to deputationize the syndicate with a view to coming to some amic able arrangements on the questions. From the Berwick shire agreeing to contribute towards the construction of a- new bridge over the Dandenong Creek onlthe Welliingtoin road.--Reo eived. From Joseph Hampshire urging upon the council the necessity for devising some means for supplying the Oakleigh district with water. On thie motion of Cr. Taylor it was decided to wait upon the Minister of Water supply with a view to get water laid on at an early date, also to ask Malvrnr and Caulfield to unite in the matter and lend their assistance. The council then went into commit tee to open and examine testimonials, &c. from applicants for the position engineer to the council.