The monthly meeting of the Warialda P. P. Board was held on 9th inst. Present: Directors R. Mackay (Chairman), A. H. Daley, G. W. Dight, R. W. Makim, W. G. Howieson, K. Cameron, C. C. Bayly and F. Houston ; Stock Inspector Woollett; Rabbit Inspector Penrose and the Secretary Mr. G. Fergusson.
Minutes of the meeting held on the 10th Jan., 1929, were confirmed on the motion of Messrs. Daley and Bayly.
Accounts totalling £865/5/3 against the general fund and £806/2/9 against the Reserves Improvement fund were passed for payment on the motion of Messrs Dight and Howieson.
The Secretary's statement of operations on the wire netting account was received on the motion of Messrs Dight and Howieson.
Letter from the Resident Railway Engineer seeking permission to attach a length of piping to the Baroma mill for the purpose of watering a camp. Director Makim advised that the manner in which the railway men were treating this plant called for the Board's attention. The Chairman advised that he would inspect the plant and it was decided to leave the matter in his hands.
Letter from the Department of Agriculture re dividing the Distrist into ridings. Moved by Mr. Howieson, seconded by Mr. Cameron that approval be sought to have the district divided into four ridings, the ridings to be declared on an equal stock basis. — Carried.
Letter from the Department of Agriculture asking why the Board allowed Mr. Inspector Woollett a further £2/14/7 removal expenses.
Resolved on the motion of Messrs Cameron and Daley that the Department be advised that the Board acted on the advise of their Solicitor.
Letter from Department of Agriculture instructing the Board to pay Mr. Inspector Goodsir £18/11/8 removal expenses. Resolved on the motion of Messrs. Dight and Makim that the amount be paid under protest.
A circular from the Department of Agriculture advising that Mr. Penrose had been placed on Grade 1. of the Award, with a salary of £300 per annum, £25 allowance for car depreciation etc, and 5d. per mile for travelling by car. — Received.
Letter from the Stock Inspectors' Institute advising that the Stock Inspectors' Conference would be held on the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd March, and application from Mr. Woollett for travelling expenses to attend.
Proposed by Mr Cameron, seconded by Mr Dight, that provided the Conference is held purely for the advancement of science, that one third of his train fare and four days' living expenses be paid. Amendment moved by Mr. Makim, seconded by Mr. Houston that no expenses be allowed. On being put to the meeting the amendment was lost and the motion carried.
Letter from Mr. W. Conway tendering his resignation as a Scalp Receiver. Resolved on the motion of Messrs. Dight and Bayly that his resignation be accepted with regret and that he be thanked for his services.
Minutes of the conference of P. P. Boards held at Burren Junction on the 5th March were read, and the Chairman reported on the Conference to the meeting. A vote of thanks for the able way in which they represented the Board as delegates was accorded Mr. Mackay, Mr. Houston and Stock Inspector Woollett. It was resolved that the delegates be allowed expenses in attending the Conference.
From the Council of Advice advising that the annual Conference would be hold on the 28th and 29th May, and that any matter for the business must be in by the 16th of April.
Moved by Mr. Houston, seconded by Mr. Daley, that the following resolution be forwarded for consideration at the Conference "That when an appointment of a Stock Inspector is being made to a Board that the names of the last two candidates be submitted to the Board concerned for the final selection."— Carried.
On the motion of Messrs. Howieson and Daley "That when an Inspector is asked to inspect a netting fence for the purpose of obtaining the Board's certificate, and on inspection finds it is not in order," that the applicant be compelled to pay the Inspector's expenses for subsequent inspections.
Moved by Mr. Makim, seconded by Mr. Daley "That the Board allow the selected delegate for the Conference £10/10/- travelling expenses. — Carried
Moved by Mr. Cameron, seconded by Mr. Bayly "That Mr. Howieson be oppointed delegate to represent this Board." — Carried.
A letter from the Council of Advice asking the Board to forward their 1929 contribution of £90/1/11 to the Glenfield Research Station. Resolved on the motion of Messrs. Howieson and Dight.
From Mr. E. Bower complaining of the trespassing done on the Middle Crossing Reserve and advising that the members of the Mosquito Creek Progress Association would be pleased to report any pirating done on the Reserve. Resolved on the motion of Messrs. Bayly and Dight "That Mr. Robinson be relieved of his duties as caretaker."
Application from Mr. G. H. McGee for the use of the overflow from the Boobah Mill, in return for which he would attend to the caretaking of the mill. Resolved on the motion of Messrs. Howieson and Dight that his request be granted.
Application from O. H. Holt to erect a sign as a "Stock & Station Agent on the verandah post of the Board's office. Resolved that Mr. Holt be advised that the Board regretted not being able to accede to his request as it would lead his clients into the Secretary's office.
Account from Mr. Inspector Woollett for £18/9/- car hire at 6d per mile in distributing cactoblastis eggs. Resolved that the account be paid on the motion of Messrs. Dight and Daley.
Advice from the Boolooroo Shire Council that before permission can be given to erect a ramp, application would have to be made for a licensed gate. Resolved that the application be made on the motion of Messrs. Daley and Houston.
Letter from Bingara branch of Returned Soldiers' League asking why a returned soldier was not appointed to the position of Rabbit Inspector in 1926. Resolved on the motion of Messrs. Makim and Dight that a copy of the minute relating to the appointment be forwarded them.—Carried.
Application from Mr. A. E. Adams for grazing permit over the T.S.R. running through his property—Stock Inspector's report recommending approval was adopted on the motion of Messrs Daley and Howieson
Application from Mr. G. Sutton for the watering rights of Ticketty Reserve.—The Stock Inspector's report recommending refusal was adopted on the motion of Messrs Houston and Dight
Application was received from Mr. D. Suttie on behalf of Mr. P. Sinclair, for the Board's sanction to his acquiring part T.S.R. 37537, now held under 18th Section lease—Stock Inspector's report recommending approval until the expiration of the 18th Section lease was adopted on the motion of Messrs Daley and Howieson
Application from Mr. G. Armstrong for a lease of portion of the T.S.R between Warialda and Bingara—Stock Inspector's report recommending refusal was adopted on the motion of Messrs Makim & Dight
Communication from the District Surveyor asking if the Board objected to the extension of the term of E. Batchelor's Sp. L 15/4—Stock Inspector's report recommending that the Board object was adopted on the motion of Messrs Makim and Houston
Application from A. Waugh for the Board's approval to an exchange of portion of T.S.R's. for portion of his holding—Stock Inspector's report recommending approval was adopted on the motion of Messrs Howieson and Daley
Application from A. Hartog for the lease or revocation of 53 acres of C.R 37871—Refusal was adopted on the motion of Messrs Bayly and Makim
Application was received from E. Brooks for the renewal of his grazing permit—Moved by Mr. Makim, seconded by Mr. Bayly, that the Stock Inspector's report recommending refusal be adopted. An amendment, moved by Mr Daley, seconded by Mr. Howieson, that the renewal be recommended.— On being put to the motion the amendment was carried
From T. W. Wells, for a renewal of his grazing permit. Inspector's report recommending refusal was adopted on the motion of Messrs Bayly and Makim
A letter from E. Brown asking the Board to reconsider their decision to withdraw their promise to allow him a grazing permit over Myall Creek reserve for one year.—Resolved on the motion of Messrs Dight and Howieson that the grazing permit be recommended for one year
Application from E. Brown for grazing permit over the routes adjoining his lease near Elcombe. The District Surveyor advised that the Board would be required to state whether or not they intended to seek authority to grant a grazing permit over these T.S.R's before they would be placed under control— Moved by Mr. Howieson, seconded by Mr. Dight, that Mr. Brown be granted a grazing permit if the routes are placed under control. The conditions to be that he lodges a deposit of £20 as a guarantee that he will spend £20 a year in the eradication of pear—Carried
Letter from the Lands Department dated 7th Feb., relative to the granting to J. H. Ross a prickly pear lease over portions 89 and 90, in the parish of Morella
Letter from the District Surveyor asking if the Board objected to the revocation of part T.S and C.R 21689 to enable W. A. King to obtain a special lease—Refused on the motion of Messrs Makim and Bayly
The Stock Inspector submitted a report recommending that A.L 06/21 over T.S and C.R 21689 be cancelled —Report was adopted on the motion of Messrs Makim and Daley
A letter was received from the Mosquito Creek Progress Assn. relative to the presence of pear on Middle Crossing Reserve.—The Stock Inspector reported that the poisoners will be out the reserve in the near future. Resolved that the Association be advised to this effect
Letter from G. Taylor stating that C. Cantle did not pay him wages that he earned. Stock Inspector's report recommending the procedure for Taylor to take was adopted on the motion of Messrs Daley and Howieson. It was decided that if Cantle's men take action against the Board for the recovery of their wages that the Board will not defend
Letters from H. J. & N. W. Forrester relative to the presence of pear on their routes near their holdings were referred to the Stock Inspector for report
Letter from R. Tarrant relating to the depredations of wild pigs bred on Tucka Tucka, and asking the Board to have them declared noxious The Chairman suggested that a petition should be sent in from the ratepayers to which Mr. Dight promised to give attention and have for the next meeting.
Letter from Mr. W. B. Curr advising that he will pay £1/-/- per hundred super feet for the timber at Lay Green. Resolved that Mr. Curr's offer be accepted and that he be asked to forward his cheque
The Rabbit Inspector's report was read and received
Moved by Mr. Dight, seconded by Mr. Daley "That the Yallaroi Pas. Co. be prosecuted for failing to destroy rabbits"—Carried
The Stock Inspector submitted his report of mileage travelled, stating that he had travelled 4253 miles since 22nd May, 1928. Resolved that his remuneration now be paid on the Award, and that the balance due to him be paid
The Inspector reported that on a second inspection H. E. Nicholson's fence was found not up to requirements
Application from J. T. Maunder was declined. Mr. Bayly advised that be would inspect this fence with the officers on the next inspection
The Inspector reported that on the second inspection A. E. Tomlinson's fence was found in order and the certificate granted on the motion of Messrs Dight and Daley
A certificate was granted to J. E. Bischoff on the motion of Messrs Daley and Bayly
A certificate for a fence on the external boundaries of Portion 64, Parish Gineroi, was granted to E. Tyrrell on the motion of Messrs Daley and Dight
A certificate for a fence on the external boundary of Portion 65, Parish of Gineroi, was granted to H. Howard on the motion of Messrs Daley and Dight
The Inspector advised that S. Hassleman's fence would be put in order in a few days.—Resolved on the motion of Messrs Makim and Dight, that the Chairman be empowered to grant him a certificate
The Stock Inspector's general report was read
Mr. G. Jaggers had been appointed Reserves Ranger, and up to date his work had been satisfactory
The Inspector suggested that to help him control travelling stock Messrs Penrose and Jaggers he appointed Permit Inspectors.—Appointed on the motion of Messrs Dight and Daley
The Chairman advised that in accordance with his instructions he had purchased a 20 ft. Comet mill for the Boobah bore and that the plant was being erected — Resolved on the motion of Messrs Cameron & Bayly that one length of troughing be installed
The 19 mile tank had been cleaned out at a cost of £38/16/, but the Stock Inspector considered that a mistake had been made in the calculation of the quantity of earth taken out.
Mr Makim moved "That half the cost be paid by the Board " Seconded by Mr. Howieson and carried
The Stock Inspector suggested that specimens of poisonous plants should be obtained and exhibited at the Board's office, on which he suggested an amount of £20 should be spent His suggestion was adopted on the motion of Messrs Bayly and Houston
The Stock Inspector reported that two tons of poison in store at Goondiwindi should be sold. Adopted on the motion of Messrs Dight and Makim
Resolved on the motion of Messrs Dight and Howieson that the rate for 1929 be 2d per head for large stock, and three eighths of a penny for sheep, and that all assessments be payable on 25th May, 1929
Mr. Dempsey was appointed a Permit Inspector at Warialda Railway on the motion of Messrs Daley and Dight
Moved by Mr. Bayly, seconded by Mr. Dight "That the Board meet on the second Tuesday in every month" Carried
Mr. Makim stated that on travelling through Yetman recently he was surprised to see the quantity of rabbit harbour on Yetman in view of the Board's decision that to deal rigidly with the rabbit question the Directors would first have to keep their own house in order. The Rabbit Inspector advised that the harbour was no worse than on a lot of other properties, and in reply Mr. Dight stated that the land to which Mr Makim referred was not his property at all, it was the property of G. Goodrich.