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MONTGOMERY REFUSE-DISPOSAL. Another Letter from Mr. Addie. More Comments by Councillor Maurice Owen. I The Benefit to Lord Powis. Another discussion arose at the Mont- gomery Town Council last Thursday out of the following letter from Mr Forrester Addie referring to the refuse disposal problemâ a problem which, by a curious coincidence, occupies the attention not only of the coun- ty town, but of its sister Powysland bor- ough, Welshpool:â Estate Office, Powis Castle, Welshpool. 5th October, 1910. Rubbish Heap. Dear Sir,âIn reply to your letter of the 4th inst. The amount of rent named in my letter of the 15th August was a sum to be paid to the present tenant of the field, and no benefit whatever, so far as the rent is concerned, would accrue to Lord Powis. I would like, however, to say that in my view tlieffent is most reasonable, and I think your Council have not yet grasped the fact that the rubbish heap is a great nuisance to the tenant of the field, may cause him con- siderable injury, and the easy terms upon which your Council are being per- mitted at all to deposit the rubbish at this particular spot.âBelieve me to be, yours faithfully, W. FORRESTER ADDIE. C. S. Pryce, Esq., Town Clerk, Montgomery. Councillor Henry Jones: What is the ob- jection to the brickyard deposit that he has offered us ? The Mayor (Alderman Fairies-Hum- phreys): Too far away. Councillor Maurice Owen: People will allow their rubbish to PILE UP ANYWHERE AND EVERY- WHERE before they will bear the expense of taking it there. Councillor Jones: But it is not what the people like. Alderman Davies: I would like the rent to be 10s or Councillor Jones: It would be much bet- ter if we removed to the brickyard, which we can have for nothing. We shall be un- der a great deal of expense at this other place, and the drains will cost a good deal. The other deposit is out of the district, and we can go on there for 100 years without any removal. Colonel Cautley: We should have to culvert. < i Councillor Jones: There is not much more to be done down there than at the present place. I think it would be much better to be settled for all time. Colonel Cautley: But do people take their own rubbish down to this heap ? Councillor Owen: There is more taken there from private houses than what the Corporation takes there. We rather put the horse behind the cart in one way. I should begin at the bottom to build up the rubbish, and ultimately, I suppose, it would be planted with Arees-tlie landlord would take it off our hands. Alderman Davies: I certainly am rather against starting at the brickyard. It is too far away, but I little thought the rent of the other place would be raised from 10s to F-2 a year. If I had known that, I should be in favour of the brickyard. I rather support Mr Owenâ Councillor Jones. My idea would be a settlement for ever! Councillor Owen: I think it is an im- position myself to raise it 30s a year. We had better adopt the principle of going to the brickyard. We don't have anything to pay there. Every cart-load that we take there will be WORTH ABOUT 3d. TO THE EARL OF POWIS! That's about it! Making them land out of what is no use now! Councillor C. B. Williams: What ex- pense is attached to the present rubbish heap ? Councillor Jones: We have to make the land good. The Mayor: There is the rent and the cost of the drainage. Councillor Williams: I think the brick- yard a very good place. Councillor Owen: I move that we send to the brickyard myself. I never like to be put on myself. That nettles me worse than anything (laughter). Councillor Jones: It is very much better I to accept the brickyard on Lord Powis' terms. You have done with it then. It is a place that will last for many yearsâbe- yond out time. There are clay hollows there that will take 100 years and more to fill. Councillor T. G. Mitchell: That, I un- derstand, will have to be fenced off-it is a good large fieldâthe same as at the other place. Councillor Owen: For why? Councillor Jones- I know Mr Maurice Jones mows most of it. Councillor Owen: If the Earl of Powis gives us leave to cart our stuff there gratis, I think it is the best thing we can do. Councillor Mitchell: He hasn't said that. Councillor Owen: I think he will do it. WHICH IS IT? Alderman Davies: I want to be clear which brickyard is it. Is it the one on the right side as going to Cwmwgl or the one on the left ? Councillor Jones: I think it is on the left. Councillor Owen: There's a lot of water in it. Alderman Davies: I don't think the one on the right of the road to Cwmwgl would require any fencing at a11. The Mayor: If it is the other one, you get a mile and a half away. You are get- ting further away. That's the objection. Councillor Jones: I propose that we com- municate with Mr Addie to know the terms on which we can have it. And then we shall know where we are. Councillor Owen: If the tenant of the present rubbage heap thinks that he is doing us a favour and making something by it, let him make the best of it. Perhaps he can make better use of it (laughter). Alderman Davies: How would it do to offer the present tenant £ 1 a year ? If he will accept f-1, 1 should be inclined to accept. The Town Clerk (Mr C. S. Pryce) then read the following extract from the letter sent by Mr Addie on May 13th last to the Council:- In view of the above facts and the pos- sibility, when the heap is lowered, that the adjoining land will be a good detil filled up, may I suggest the consideration of re- moving the tip altogether to the disused portion of the brickyard at Stalloe, which seems to provide a very suitable place for the new tip." Alderman Davies: The question to me is WHICH IT IS. The Mayor: He says the Stalloe. The Town Clerk: The call it the Stalloe brickyard nowâ I Councillor Owen: It's the first one we come to, because it is not used. Councillor Mitchell: I don't think it. would be a suitable place at all for a rub- bish heap. The brickyard is very often flooded with water. The Mayor: We can fill it up. Councillor Mitchell: You can't get there in winter time. Colonel Cautley: Now you are talking a practical question. If the place floods, you have to supply drainage. The Mayor: No, it is too flat. Alderman Davies suggested that. the ten- ant of the present reiuse place be asked would he take El. Councillor Jones: Mr Addie's letter has put it definitely. The Mayor: I don't think you can ask the man. Mr Addie has stated distinctly that £ 2 must be paid. He has been written to, and I don't think it will do to go and ask again. Councillor Mitchell: In my opinion I think we had better accept it. The brick- yard is not a fit place-we can't get there for three months. Councillor Owen (emphatically): It is my opinion that this is all arranged before- hand! Councillor Mitchell: There will be as big an expense at the brickyard as thp i.tlipr i place. Councillor Owen Look at THE EXPENSE WE SHALL BE PUT TO âdraining and one thing and another. They will want us to do this thing and the other thing. We shall be entirely in the tenant's hands. I don't want the Council ) to have the sword held over Their heads by anyone. A motion by Councillor Jones was then carried to ask Mr Addie on what terms he would allow the Council to tip the town refuse in the Stalloe brickyard. Only Coun- cillor Mitchell voted against this scheme, which had been suggested to the Council on May 13th last by Mr Addie himself.

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