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BARRY FINANCE COMMITTEE. COST OF RATJS COLLECTION. RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION CRITICISED. Mr O. McCann (chairman) presided at the monthly meeting of the Finance Committee of Barry District Council on Friday evening last, the members present in addition being Messrs J. A. Manaton, J.P., James Jones, J. Milward, J. E. Levers, and W. J. Williams. At the suggestion of Mr Milward, it was decided to recommend the Council to advise their employees to join some friendly society, Mr C. B. Brown, accountant, reported that after paying all accounts for the month there was a balance of nearly £ 10.000 in hand. A letter was read from Mr G. Speke, the secretary of the Barry Ratepayers' Association, complaining that the cost of collecting the gas rate at Barry was very high compared with the collection of electricity charges at Newport.- Several members considered the comparison to be an unfair one, and the Chairman said at Newport the cost of collection was 20s, whilst at Barry it was only 19s lOd.âMr Milward It is queer that these people spring up on the eve of an election. I suppose they want the members to go to the Regent Hall Academy and empty themselves.âMr James Jones moved that they proceed to the next business.âMr Manaton: If we discuss, this the Ratepayers' Association will have achieved their end.-Mr Williams What is it 2-mr Manaton: They want to be noticed. There are only a few of them.âMr Williams As this matter appeared prominently in the Barry Dock News I think we should reply to it.âMr Manaton Go and meet them in the Regent Hall, Mr Williams. I remember going once, and they blest mE. (Laughter.) I move that Mr Williams and the Chairman meet them at the Regent Hall.âMr Williams: I have never been there. Mr Manaton Oh, so you have not had an academic training. (Laughter.)âMr Williams They are ratepayers, and are entitled to a reply.âMr T. W. Lewis (superintendent collector) said Barry could not be compared with Newport in this matter. It should also be considered that 4,000 slots had to be collected twice a quarter at Barry.âMr Manaton Every member of the Council is satisfied that we are doing right; we are not keeping anything back. Several motions were proposedâthat a representative of the Association be invited before the Committee, that the letter be replied to, and that they be directed to the minutes in the Public Library-but each was defeated.âMr Manaton suggested that Mr Stapleton and Mr Speke should endeavour to get on the Council and try their hands, A Voice: Yes, in the Park Ward. (Laughter.)âMr Manaton Mr Speke spoke very feebly in High-street Ward. (Renewed laughter.) -No decision was arrived at. This was the principal business.

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