TOWN COUNCIL COMMITTEES.|1896-05-30|The Montgomery County Times and Shropshire and Mid-Wales Advertiser - Welsh Newspapers Online
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TOWN COUNCIL COMMITTEES. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. A meeting of this committee was held on Monday evening, when there were present: Alderman Peter Jones (chairman), Councillor T. Griffiths (Mayor), Alderman T. Dougbton, Councillors W. Thomas and Isaac Hopkins; with Messrs H. L. Evaus (borough accountant), and C. Rees Jones (borough surveyor). —In reply to Councillor Thomas, the Surveyor said that the arrangements for increasing the storage of water at the reservoir was now com- plete.—Councillor Thomas said that the only object of raising the point of overflow was simply to prepare a large supply for the occasion of the royal visit.—On the proposition of Councillor Hopkins, seconded by Alderman Doughton, it was decided to get a brake attached to one of the water carts.—Plans were submitted of three new houses to be erected by Messrs Owen Bros. in St. David's Road were examined and passed. Plans of alterations to be made at 11, Custom House Street, were submitted by Mr Geo. Eaton, and examined by the committee and passed, as also were plans of houses to be erected on Peu- glaise-road by Mr Thomas Morris.—The com- mittee decided to accept the tender of Messrs M. H. Davies and Son, ironmongers, for the supply of eight wrought iron gates for the foot- paths on Pendinas, the price being £1 5s each.— The Surveyor presented a report by the Chief Con- stable as to the streets which should be barricaded on each side. The list consisted of Terrace road, Portland street, Pier street (as far as the junction of Little Darkgate street), New street (across to railing of St. Michaels Church on souih side), across King street (near Mr Thomas Hugh Jones's house), and also at the north end of the College. The Chief Constable also suggested that the street ends should have moveable barriers.^—The Surveyos said he calculated he would require for the purpose timber to the amount of £123 2s. The barricading at Carnarvon, at the time of Royal visit there, was 2,500 yards in extent.—It was unanimously agreed that the Surveyor should invite tenders. The application of Messrs Morgan and Co., Little Dark- gate street, for sites on which to erect temporary refreshment stands on the occasion of the Royal visit, was next considered.—Alderman Doughton objected to their letting sites for the sale of in- rT>h1Cpiin^' ^uor' which only maddened people.— M airu«an said that when a firm like Messrs and, supplied refreshments they Alderm/ ^kraced meat, tea, coffee, and beer.— will ris? tm n°lfg'1j0n Yon do not mean t0 say they S Dough tou said ifTf' AIdsrma„ you will fi'°doch aJ™ man Doughton proposed that theannl' r ,r" firm should be granted, provided*^V°D-' liquors were sold.-Mr Hopkins proposed that^bf granted on the understanding that the firm supplied general refreshments.—Mr W. Thomas said his opinion was that they ought not to allow anything of the kind to be erected on any of the streets. it was not fair to the other publicans and hotel keepers The 52 public houses in town would be ample to meet the requirements of the Royal visit. Mr Hopkins How oan people get into them when the streets are barricaded ?—The Mayor did not think there would he a pint more drunk with the stand than without it. Alderman Doughton Do not let us put tomptation before them. C"1r Hopkins My belief is that if there were 150 beerhouses in the town there would be less drinking (laughter).— The Chairman said they anticipated a very large infiux of peoplo into the town on tho clay of the Royal visit, and it was their duty to assist in every possible way to meet the demands of visitors. Under ordinary circumstances he did not believe in granting out-door licences, but the application be- fore them was made under exceptional circum- stances.—The Mayor seconded Mr Hopkins' pro- position.—The motion was carried, being supported by Mr Hopkins, the Mayor, and the Chairman, and opposed by Alderman Doughton, because of the intended provision of intoxicating liquors and by Mr Thomas, because he considered it unfair that other hotel keepers should be debarred from making application.—The estimates for the half year were then considered.—The Chairman s>1icf that towards the General District Rate Fund £2,531 7s 4d would be required, and that this would equal a 2s rate, and that towards the Waterworks Account £1,144 was needed, equaling a Is rate.—In answer to Mr Hopkins, the Accountant said there was a Is 9d rate for this time twelve months. —The Chairman said that from what he could gather if they had the ad- vantage of the new houses about to be entered on the supplemental valuation list being chargeable, the rate at the Dresent time would actually be about Is 9d.-Tho estimates were passed, and the com- mittee rose.

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