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LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INQUIRY AT BARRY DOCKS. I INTO APPLICATIONS FOR LOANS BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITY. In connection with the application of the Barry District Council for power to burrow money to defray expenditure in excess of loans sanctioned for the purposes of the Council's water under- taking, and R,200 for the erection of unclimbable iron fencing around land adjoining the Refuse Destructor and Slaughter-house, the Local Govern- ment Board directed the holding of a public inquiry into the matter, which took place on Wednesday morning last, before Mr W. O. E. Meade-King, M.Inst.U.E., at the Council Chamber. Barry Docks. Mr J. C. Meggitt, J.P. (chairman of the District Council), and Messrs T. B. Tordoff (clerk), C. B Brown (accountant), J. C. Pardoe. A.M.I.G.E. (surveyor), and E. W. Waite (water engineer) appeared in support of the applications on behalf { of the local authority. The Clerk stated that the assessable value of the district was el62,162 18 9d. and kl53,247 Is 3d was the balance outstanding on loans under the Public Health Act. From the Council officials the inspector obtained the necessary particulars with regard to the application for zE 200 for fencing. In dealing with the application in connection with the water undertaking, the inspector was informed that the total amount sanctioned for the work was 4L3,767. For the laying of a main from | Dinas Powis to Pencoedtre it was estimated that the cost would be 42.000, but the actual expenditure I thereon was £ 2,338, leaving £ 333 overspent. How- ever, on kl,500, also included in the sanction, for the laying of a main from Pencoedtre to Court- road, Barry Docks, there was a saving of £ 240. If this saving was put against the other excess. i~ woald leave a nett excess of £ 38. The inspector also took information with regard to other ex- cesses on loans in connection with the water undertaking, the total including excess on mains. amounting to £ 3.542. Mr Meade-King afterwards vifited the water- works at Biglis, and the site of the new fencing. e

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