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Branch Library Question The Library Management Committee met specially for the purpose of considering the question of branch, libraries, and, with a view to ascertaining what sum they could irecomi- mend the Co-unoil to allocate for the purpose during the ensuing winter, discussed an analysis of the expenditure on Library account during the year ended the 31st March, 1909, submitted by the Accountant, also an esti- mate based on such expenditure of the ex- penditure likely to. be incurred (lurinz the year ended the 31st M-arctti next. Aft ear a. revistion of certain ritems in ihe estimate, it appeared that the provable, expenditure would £279. ThlQ iQ. u,it.l"!lf1,¡n+ +h'nrr J- -o.J T«4 v-M-u'u o vU..n..J.J.5 uuui \iLll..Lo;,J!UeLèLVJ.UU er- tain items of expenditure that should be charged to capital account such as sums paid and to, be paid to the Old Library Committee for books, legal ,charges an the Assignment of the Lease, payments in respect of rights of light and boundary wall, cost of furniture, and cootingeincies. These items the Committee consider should be spread over a term of, say 5 years, and a sum of £ 50 per annum charged to revenue account in respect thereof AclJdd to the above mentioned sum of £27J, the total is £329, leading a margiin of £81. on the amount that may be levied in a year for Library purposes. It was resolved that for the coming winter the Council be recommended to establish two branch libraries, one at Dyffryn Road School and another at Craigvdon, and to allocate for such purposes a sum of £20 in respect of each branch. That with regard to a branch ctn the Great Orme's Heald, the Conmittee are, on further consideration of the matter, still of opinion that owing to the proximity of the present tem- porary library 'there is at present no necessity for a, branch library in that district. That the following small Committees be appointed to manage the above suggested branch libraries with power to co-opt any persons they think proper to assist them, provided thev shall not incur any expense over and above the sum of V20 in respect of each branch before-men- tioned ,namely Dyffryn Rc.ad, Messrs W. 0. Williams, J. O. Thomas. and R. Roberts. Clnaigydion: Messrs Councillor E. E, Beine, T. W. Griffith. W Wilarm With regard to the terms on which, the Dyffryn Road School has been offered, the Clerk was requested to communicate with Mr J. Vaughan Humphreys, pointing out the limited sum at the Committee's disposal for this branch and enquire whether the Com- mittee will reduce the rent to. say 5s. per week. With regard to the Craigydon branch, Mr Ciounoi I l or E. E. Blone undertook to see Messrs. Kelly Brothers, with a view to a re- duction of the rent asked hy them for the use of their shop. When the above recommendations came be- fore the Council on Wednesday Mr Pierce Jones asked for further information as to how the Council- stood in regard to ,capital ex- penditure and revenue: and a slhdrt discus- sion ensued, Mr Chantrey eventually propos- ing that the reco-mmendatlions be referred back. Ma- David Dalies seconded. On being voted upon, however, the amendment was defeated, and t/he reeommenidations aglreed to.

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