[March 30, 1927 – Auckland Star] The Mt. Albert Borough Council met last evening, the Mayor (Mr. L. E. Rhodes) presiding.
Earthenware v. Concrete Pipes.—A letter was received from a local firm drawing attention to the fact that tenders for a drainage contract had specified earthenware pipes and asked if the council could not make provision for concrete pipes and thus support local industry. On the motion of the Mayor the engineer was instructed to bring down a report on both classes of pipes.
Water Commission. —It was decided that, provided it is necessary, the Mayor should act on, behalf of the council at sittings of the Water Commission.
Armoured Telephone Cable.—The Post and Telegraph Department notified that it was the intention to lay an armoured telephone cable in the footpath on the east side of Woodward Road between the New North Road and William Street. It was stated that all precautions would be taken.
Tramway Extension.—ln regard to the extension of the tramways system in the borough a communication was received from the City Council which stated that the proposed extensions to Dominion Road and Edendale Road were subject in the first instance to certain loan proposals which, it was anticipated, would be place before the ratepayers at an early date. It was therefore not possible make a definite statement in regard to the matter.
Good Friday Pictures.—Applications were received from picture theatre proprietors to open their houses on Good Friday. Provided the programmes submitted beforehand to the Mayor and town clerk meet with approval, permission will be granted.
Kingsland Drainage Estimate.—The engineer (Mr W. H. Cooke), submitted plans and the estimated cost of drainage for Kingsland Terrace. The total length of work is 1764ft. and the cost £1151.
New Slot Phone Wanted .—It was decided to make application to the Post and Telegraph Department to have a coin-in-the-slot telephone installed on the triangle of the Prince of Wales Estate.
Electric Light Pole Danger.—Mr Brigham reported that the electric light poles in Mountain View Road and Finch Street were a danger to the community. He suggested that the board’s white band be painted on them and instructions were given to carry his proposals into effect.
Asquith Avenue Sewerage.—It was resolved to have plans submitted for sewerage proposals in connection with Asquith Avenue and Roslyn Terrace.
Note: For more information on the location of the Prince of Wales Estate, click here. Scroll down to page 3 of the Mt Albert Historical newsletter.