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GENERAL MEETING OF THE BOARD.

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GENERAL MEETING OF THE BOARD. £ -^he monthly ordinary meeting of the Local °a.rd was also held on Wednesday afternoon, at same place, when theivs were present :âMr J. j°^!ns°n, C. E., (in the chair), Messrs W. Thomas, T" Y" Meggitt, E. Hughes, (1. Thgmus, Oliver J. J. Williams, B. Lewis, P. J. >T J. Barstow, J. A. Hughes (clerk), Dr ^eale (medical oiiicer), J. C. 1'ardoe (surveyor), ^°we (collector), a id G. Lightfoot (inspector nuisaiiees). letter of apology for absence was read from r J- Cory, chairman of'the Board and the Clerk .i ac* the minutes of previous meetings, which were uuly approved. MISCELLANEOUS. In reply to Mr Lewis, the Clerk said no further ^^ttiuincation had been received from the Post- i f^ter-General as to the application for a Sunday eUer service for the distr ict. The Clerk read the Public Works Committee's ePorts. ic, scavenging contractor (Mr W. Osborne) as present, and admitted that his men had tied night soil into the brook near the Old b ontt; and complained that in many cases the Ick doors were fastened, so that they could not ?.ain admission to clear the soil pans, and many of pans contained bricks, stones, and any "hssid thing" they could come across. There ItS only a small pan in his house, with five or six People to use it, and it was not half-full. Ever ^lt>ce he had been "on the job" he had always ^^eavoured to do his duty properly. (Laughter.) ""After having been cautioned by the Chairman, contractor retired, and the Board room turned its normal condition of atmospheric Purity. THE SURVEYOR AND HIS SALARY. The question of Mr Pardoe's application for an grease of salary as surveyor was considered, Mr x pt'doe remarking that he thought the recommen- dation of the Public Works Committee was very ^tisfaetory. (Laughter.)âThe Chairman (Mr J. « w0ry) wrote expressing the hope that the Board °uld accede to the surveyor's application for an crease of salary, as he believed Mr Pardoe had the Board every satisfaction in his services. Hughes proposed that the matt* r be deferred tl' mo:iths, as it was quite premature to enter- n an application for an increase of salary just ^0vv- x When Mr Pardoe was appointed his salary as fixed high enough, and Mr Lewis Williams 8 "jerked at the time that £ 100 would be ificient at the outset. Instead of that they had the surveyor £ 150 a year, and now, before j, e public had >een anything whatever by way of g8tilts of his services, he wanted an increase.-âMr u^stow seconded, and said he did not believe v^ey were justified in any way in granting an ad- ai*ce of salary just now, for when the surveyor aPP°inted a liberal rate of salary was fixed, j.d only three months ago h"e was relieved of half m 8 duties. A separate inspector of nuisances was tjj611 aPpointed at a good salary, and the salary of e surveyor as such was practically increased to 50. Now, however, they wanted to further in- u the salary of the surveyor to £ 200, which, thought, was carrying the thing too far, and it simply monstrous.âMr Lewis advocated the ^yment of a bonus to the surveyor instead of in- s^sing his salary, a suggestion which Mr Thomas criticised, and described as impracticable, i^ ^omas also said there was a very strong feel- tl g outside as to the salary of the surveyor. The members of the Board were elected on the w, 5Jnd that they would urge the Board to proceed b public works. If the public wanted public to l ^one they could not have it done without b °k, and if they wanted tools to do the work. |»0perly they must adequately pay for those tools. pe had a great deal of experience as to Mr i ^ydoe's abilities, and he had always found him b he a most efficient surveyor, and towards the bi +° he.was at all times fair, firm, and courteous, j^t the idea advocated by Mr Hughes and Mr arstow that day was to continue the small salary c^iT whereas Mr Pardoe would have no clifii- y whatever to obtain a similar appointment at a, t nsiderably higher salary. They were now as jw/?ard only on the fringe of a series of important &lic works, and Mr Pardoe would have to con- a°f the expenditure of many thousands of pounds 0{year. Therij was £ 150 a year an adequate rate Sal^y to be paid to the surveyorâa man of auction and brain ? He did not think it was, to0 "e firmly believed that £ 200 was not at all âit was perfectly reasonable.âMr Lewis Mv1' ^as too early to entertain the question of 1°t^Ced salary, for Cadoxton had received Mt whatever by way of improvements since suu^doe had been appointed.âAfter some de- the ry observations, the amendment was put to Jfy, Meeting, when Messrs Lewis, Barstow, recon^8' and Jenkins voted for it. For the to g^^ndation of the Public Works Committee Me«sr« nn advance of £ 50 a yearâthe Chairman, 0'j)on Thomas, W. Thomas, Meggitt, and The resolution was consequently ^Slf âl.ior^VânS rma Mr ^ecl was not a notice Of motion required for the i tlslderation of the matter.âThe Clerk: No, it th r°«ght forward under a recommendation from e Public Works Committee. THE WATER CART. P Barstow took exception to the resolution of W "ublic Works Committee with regard to the cart, and, after some observations, moved to-, n° water cart be used until the sections of *titi t reVired to be watered were distinctly con- he g declared public highways. There were, trj-pd, about twelve miles of roadway in the dis- the and to water all these roads would require t^ttService of twenty-four, rather than two, water Jtv8âDr O'Donnell: I take it the surveyor «ec what are the public streets.âMr Hughes Barstow's amendment.âMr George tlist5las said there were public streets all over the °clr^râBarry, Barry Dock, and Barry iWnâand unless they used the cart which w"r,i cl already purchased, they, as a Board, J)A he placing themselves in a very absurd n 8ltion. He urged them, therefore, to do what $$5^ could towards watering the streets.âThe (]uat>d havinf divided on the question, three th essrs Barstow, Jenkins, and Hughes) voted for O'Dori^V^ent, and six (Messrs G. Thomas, the Pu > W. Thomas, Lewis, Meggitt, and VV ork aIrman) for the resolution of the Public tesolni- Cornmittee neutral, Mr Williams the IOn was consequently agreed to. 'I'l!}: CONSTITUTION' OF THE PUBLIC WORKS rp COMMITTEE. c^tj Clerk said that he had received a communi- to k°n Mr E. D. Jones stating his inability h0pg Pref<ent at that meeting and expressing the ^Srl A- some other member would move his ^onU °n the Public Works Committee ^Ppe l Cons^ the whole Board.âDr O'Donnell 1 to the standing orders, and asked was it ti0tJ .ar f^r any other member to move the resolu- JQJJP the absence of a written notice from Mr ^-The Clerk Mr Jones has written to the l > anc\ ? Pa.n sh°w his letter to any member, 0K]lCh wo°ld £ rinf the matter within the standing CrSj-"T g lCS ^6n and Mr Jenkins ponded, the motion standing m Mr Jones' name. Meggitt admitted that the duties of the C or^s Committee had become very heavy, they would be heavier still by-and-bye. He therefore, suggest the appointment of two ^Q^^tees, the existing duties of the Public Committee to be apportioned between Jwj1." G. Thomas agreed.âMr Lewis said the W Works Committee as at present composed Opj P^-Uch. too large. (Hear, hear.) He was of tb.etllon it should not consist of more than one-half Si £ Umber mem^ers the Board, and he to h Su £ Tgest the appointment of sub-committees, Co 9a^ed the sanitary committee and building ^dc^ttee, five members on each of which he con- ^ctl^d wou^ he sufficient.âDr O'Donnell ob- 0f to the Public Works Committee consisting whole Board, and urged that the entire n s^ou^ he taken into consideration at the Meeting.âMr Meggitt said they were all ^Patently agreed that the Committee was too and he would propose that a committee, (Wasting of Messrs G. Thomas, Lewii, and khoollilell, be appointed to consider the matter C report at the next meeting. â This was ^»ded by Mr W. Thomas, and Mr Hughes withdrawn the original motion, Mr Jjgitt's suggestion was agreed to. reports of the meetings of the Public Works «inance Committees were then adopted. THE GENERAL DISTRICT RATE. V e Clerk intimated that the new poor rate lament for the Board's district amounted to >936. The new general district rate assess- M had not yet been published, but a deduction kl, least one quarter would have to be made from lh e Poor rate assessment, so that it could not be K It £ 48,000. Referring to the KLhaV ?ffor the ensuing halfyear, he Nd o estimate tor duce aboufc £ 2,000.âMr Wi rafce woU, ?:nn of a shilling rate, re- k moved the adopt a very large ex- Qwgthat they would it Vui ure for Publl(l L o-radually prepare for be better for 1(i therefore, be a wise KvmeTnCieSV nf the Board to have a few on the part oft he yiew of such pros iCJred pounds in the banK g seConded, and ^ive expenditure.-Mr⢠Wimaâ ^n went to fc ils exPe int 0f rate kept them that an adequate amount antici- Of debt-MrMeggittj to bo ^«ocordmgly.-Mr tvf lOd ^rhrSC^Smngrate. The tenner lt»«ordingly agreedJJ- spprovoi 0f the ^6 diversion of a road at East Barry. ARE THE BOARD'S OFFICIALS TO BE SECOND OR TIIIRR CLASS RAILWAY PASSENGERS? Mr Jenkins called attention to the fact that a second class railway pass between Cadoxton and Barry had been granted to the; surveyor and in- f spector, and asked would not a third class ticket answer the same purpose, adding that when he { travelled over the line he gClH rally took a third class ticket.âThe Chairman would not like to see the Board's officials travel third class unless they gave each of them a trimmer's badgeâa shovel. (Laughter.)âMr G. Thomas (to Mr Jenkins) You better move an amendment.âMr Jenkins Vos, 1 will do that.âThe matter was then allowed to drop. A LOAN OF £ 3,000. Mr Williams formally moved, and Mr Earstow seconded, that application be made for power to borrow £ 3,000 for the new roads and other prr- peses.âThe motion was agreed to. THE MEDICAL REPORT. Dr Ncale (the medical officer) read his report for the past month, which showed the death rate in the 'district during that period was 10'2 per thousand per annum. The number of births was 25 (11 males and 14 females) representing a birth rate of 28'5. Dr Xeale then read the report of the inspector of nuisances, in the course of which he mOd that Mr Norman, Glebe-street, Barry Dock Town, had incurred penalties to the extent of £ 40 or £ 50 for disobedience of a magistrates' order to remedy certain sanitary defects on his premises, and asked for instructions to press for the penalties. --The Inspector remarked that Mr Norman was now remedying the defects complained of, but not before legal proceedings had been instituted. MR G. THOMAS AND THE PRIVATE IMP 110VETIITNTS AT BARRY DOCK TOWN. Mr G. Thomas brought forward his scheme for the execution of private improvements and the construction of a main sewer in some of the principal streets of Barry Dock Town, and said that instructions had been given t) the clerk to serve the necessary statutory notices upon the owners of property on whieh the improvements would be carried out. Mr Thomas went on to say that they might assume the parties in tercsted would not carry out the private improvements themselves, consequently the Board would have to undertake the work, and he wanted to place the Board in a position to go on with the work as soon as the peiiod of notice had expired, so that the work itself might be commenced within a month or six weeks from that day. They must not lose any time, for the season for executing such work was advancing, and the streets should be in a satisfactory condition before the approach of another winter. He would also urge the Board to instruct the engineer to push forward the portion of main sewerage between the Royal Hotel, in Upper Main-street, and +he Cadoxton Moors. He did not think there was anything to fear from a legal point of view, for nothing would be allowed to run into the sewer but surface water, until the outfall sewer had been completed, which, he hoped, would be ready in the course of about six or eight months, when the contents of the sewer could be taken out to sea. He, therefore, moved a resolution to the effect that the portion of main sewerage described on the plan as the No. 9 section be proceeded with at once.âMr Barstow said he had very great pleasure in seconding Mr Thomas' motion, and Mr Lewis supported the same.âThe Chairman did not think there would be any objection if only the storm water temporarily ran into this portion of the main sewer.âMr G. Thomas If there will be any difficulty at all, we can turn even the storm water into a cesspool.- The motion was then agreed to unanimously. Mr G. Thomas, after a few remarks next moved that the question of cost should be submitted to the first meeting of the finance committee, with a view of determining the means by which the cost of the proposed work connected with the private improvement scheme could be carried out, the expenses of which could be recovered under the 257th section of the Public Health Act, which provided that the cost of private improvements become an actual charge on the property as soon as executed, and priority was given thereto for all other charges, so that none of these expenses would fall upon the rates. They could make it a condition with the contractors that the amount of their contract would not be paid until two or three months after any particular section had been carried out. In a month after the completion of the work, the owner of the property abutting on such private improvements was liable to be charged for the cost of the same, and if he did not pay such charge within a month after the date of notice served upon him he would be liable to pay 5 per cent. interest on the money expended on such private improvements, so that if the Board obtained an overdraft from the bank the interest which would be chargeable on such overdraft would be made part of the interest which would devolve upon the owner of the property as to the proportion for which he was liable. He (Mr Thomas) did not anticipate any dispute as to the amounts which would have to be made. He, therefore, moved that the financial question be tiw Committee, and the matter of contract to the Public Works Com- mitte, the draft of contract to be drawn up by the Clerk in the course of three weeks. They would then be in a position to apply for tenders for the execution of the work forthwith.âMr Meggitt seconded, and the motion was agreed to unanimously. The proceedings then terminated.

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