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BARRY ORDINARY AND PREFERENCE…

OUR SCHOOL BOARD AND THE TEACHERS'…

THE BARRY DOCK DISTRICT AND…

PROPOSED STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE…

TRANSVAAL RAILROADS.

MR WALKER'S ALLEGED CLAIM…

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HOLTON (BARRY DOCK).

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PENARTH,,

BARRY DOCK.

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COWBRIDGE.

LLANTWIT MAJOR.

# HONOUR TO THE RESIDENT ENGINEER…

MUSICAL FESTIVAL AT EAST BARRY.

IMPORTANT REMARKS BY MR. D.…

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FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING…

COLLECTOR'S STATEMENT.

RILLS.

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RILLS. The following bills were submitted for ap- proval :â -r c, £ -"?⢠d. -Mrs Sarah Jones, caretaker of the Board's Offices 0 10 0 Mr W. Osborne, scavenger 44 > 0 Wertern Mail, advertising 2 5 0 Builder, advertising 2 6 0 Mr 15. Bejjley, sweeping five chimneys at the Boat'd's Offices 0 3 9 Mr David l'aullett, for coal! 6 3 0 Mr G. Mai-ffric, for work done at the Board's Offices 4 8 6 Messrs Spittle and SOILS, Newport, re account for lamp jnllars (less £ 3 12s 6d disputed) 134 5 0 Messrs Spittle and Sons, do., do 38 2 6 Aiessis I. Thomas and Company, ironmongers, Barry Dock Town, for oil, &c., 1 18 8 Mr Jenkin Brock, stone contractor 46 3 11 Mr John John, do ^2 1 The Surveyor (wa^es of road' labourers for ensuing month) 0 14 7 0 TRAVELLING FACILITIES. It was resolved, at the suggestion of the Chair- man, that a second class season ticket for six months be obtained for the surveyor to travel over the Barry Railway between Barry and Cadoxton. WHO ARE THE HARBOUR AUTHORITIES? Some remarks were made as to who were the Barry Harbour authorities, the Clerk being of opinion that the Barry Company were not such authorities, and said the Board of Trade officials felt they possessed a jurisdiction over Barry Har- bour.âMr Thomas believed that the Barry Com- pany were the harbour authorities. THE_ BOARD AND THE POOR RATE ASSESSMENT. Dr O'Donnell suggested that they should see to the poor rate assessment of the district, tor there Wi\s a 8rea^ deal of inequality in the present list. âMr Howe "I know one case at Barry Dock in which a reduction was made in the assessment from £ 43 10s to JB15 10s.âMr Thomas said the attention of the assessment committee of the Union should be drawn to the existing anomalies. -The Chairman We ought to have a special meeting to consider the matter, and a special valuation of the district should be made, so as to place the assessment on a solid foundation.âMr Howe: Nothing can be done now for th;s half- year.âThe Chairman No, but it will affect the future.-Dr O'Donnell moved that a special meet- ing of the committee be held on Monday week next for the consideration of the whole matter.- Mr Barstow seconded, and it was carried. PROPOSED STIPENDIARYSHIP FOR PENARTH AND CADOXTON. Mr Thomas remarked that the time was not far distant when it would be necessary for them to petition for the appointment of a stipendiary magistrate for Penarth and Cadoxton, as the population of the district was increasing to an extraordinary extent.âThe committee agreed. THE CLERK'S ESTIMATE FOR NEXT HALF-YEAR. The Clerk submitted an estimate of expenses for next half-year, amounting to JB1841 14s 8d, some of the leading items being as follow :âSur- veyor's salary, £ 100; clerk's salary, R30 in- spector's salary, JB50 medical officer's salary, L12 10s collector's salary, JB25 assistant surveyor's salary, JB26 establishment charges, £ 50; two lamp lighters, £ 10; limestone for roads, JB500 haulage, £ 20; two tumbler carts, B57 water cart, £ 56 widening the road at Commonside, Barry Dock Town, £ 47; road diversion at East Barry, JB147 (the latter item, however, was omitted from the estimate, and transferred to the loan account) gas lighting in the district, J691 fire extinguishing appliances, J6150 street water- ing, £ 50; Dinas Powis Highway Board, JB85 scavenging, JB364 estimated cost of forthcoming public inquiry as to the new roads, J330 legal expenses, £ 50 office rent, rates, and taxes, £ 25 ⢠du^e pVoa^eXpÂ¥"fl ^at a 10d â¢te would pro- duce £ 2,283; and Mr Thomas felt that the rate should be at least 10d in the L, so that they might have a little money in hand, there being no loan to meet during the coming half-year, whereas there M'ould be for future half-years.âThe Com- mittee agreed that a lOd rate was advisable. The remainder of the business was of minor im- portance.

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