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BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. MEETING OF THE HEALTH COMMITTEE. BREEZY IXCIDEXTS. The Health. Committee of the Barry and Cadox- ton Local Board met*at the Local Board Office. Cadoxton. on Friday evening' last, when there were present Dr. O'Donmll (chairman"), Dr. E. Treharne. and Messrs. W. Thomas (Cadoxtonh J. Barlow. J. A. Hughes <clerk\ A. E. Leyshon Cinsppctor of nuisances). J. C. Pardee (surveyor), and Dr. G. Neale (medical officer.) HEALTH OF THE DISTRICT. The Medical Onicer of Health presented his monthly report, vhich showed that durinsr August there had been 9 deaths, being a death rate of 8 per 1.000 per annum. Durincr the same period there bad been 34 births. 19 males and 15 female, or a birth rate of 30.3. There hid been the following-ca"? of infectious diseases :—Scarlet fever. 21 typhoid or interic fever. 5 erysipelas. 2: and puerperal fever. 1. A Mrs. Gwendoline Daniels, of 24, Foster-street. Cadoxton. took her dans-hter to Cardiff while it was suffering- from fever, and also let a part of the hon--e to a Mrs. Bowden.-The Chairman said he had given warn- ings several times.—The Inspector said the woman's excuse was that she thought the child was all right.—Dr. Treharne moved that legal pro- ceedings should be taken against the offender.— The resolution was carried.—Dr. Neale said they were going to prosecute another person for a similar offence when the disease was really at its height, but she had gone away. That made the case all the more serious, as thev had no idea where she had o-one to.—It was reported that, with the exception of scarlet fever, the district was in a verv healthv state. THE INSPECTOR'S HOT-SE-TO-HOUSE VISIT. The Inspector of Nuisances reported that he had visited every house in a further batch of streets, and he submitted the result of his inspection :— V, >(F Nuisances. Id les-eigli-stvecr 2..t 4 Moxon-street 10 5 Lower Hunter-street S 1 Lower Harvey-street 9 4 Norfchcote-street 6 1 Jonner-srrcet 1,1 2 Cii«strrSeld-streeT. 18 10 Glebe-street 13 7 Fair ford-street 31 22 Gilbert-street 23 10 Palmerstowu. 23 9 Total 19i 75 The number of nuisances he hod inspected was 112. and the number of notices issued 80. The com- mittee proceeded to go through the lists of the nuisances mentioned, and various instructions were given -n-ith n. view to immediate removal of the same.—The Inspector stated that in reference to the nuisances on the property of the Merthyr and Dowhi", Building Soeietv. the directors had given orders for the abatement of the whole of them. THE ?CAVEXGIXG WORK. The inspector reported that the scavenging of Cadoxton by Messrs. Gray and Amos, up to the 12th i-r.st had been done in a most reckless manner. soil pans being left full. and the contents of others thrown about the back-yards and other places. Letters had been sent to the contractors, and no notice having been taken, he (the insr>ector~) had nothing else to do but to employ men to remedy the gross nuisances caused, and the cost would be deducted from the contractors' payments. Mr. Ruckley commenced the work on the loth and he (the inspector") believed that the work would be carried out in future more in accordance with the wishes of the Board. There was little complaint in re- ference to the scavenging of Barry Dock. There had been a few complaints about refuse not being carted away regularly at Barry, but he hoped it world be better in future. The whole of the householders in the district had been supplied with notices to place their refuse out at 8.30 a.m. MISCELLANEOUS. Five new licenses w-re granted for milk sellers. It was reported that 12 houses had been dis- infected after cases of infectious diseases. The Inspector stated that during the month he had inspected 45 vessels at Barry Dock, and eleven nuisances had abated. It was stated that the assistant inspector con- tinued to perform his duties in a satisfactory manner. A letter w,a.~ read from Mr. F. P. Jones-Lloyd on behalf of the Ratepayers Association .again drawing attention to a nuisance at a cesspool in the Holton- road. The clerk was directed to reply that steps were being taken to abate it. and that the nuisance would be completely removed as soon as the private improvements in Gueret-street were com- pleted. A letter was read -from Mr. 'John Robinson, resident engineer of the Barry Companv. com- plaining of offensive sewage flowing into the com- pany s storage yard near Burlington-street.—The Surveyor was deputed to look into the matter. Dr. Treharne called the attention of the com- mittee to the cesspool nuisance in Station-terrace. (Hear, hear.') It was a very great nuisance, and the stench^ was terrible.—It was decided to call the attention of the Public Works Committee to the matter with a view to drainage system, so as to compel the owners to connect thereto. On the application of the Medical Officer of Health, it was decided to remove the disinfecting chamber to the Board's land near the proposed slaughter-house, mortuarv. fce. The Medical Officer having called the attention to the nuisances caused to householders in Iddes- leigh-street by people coming from the theatre committing nuisances against the rine ends of committing nuisances against the pine ends of houses, the Clerk was deputed to communicate with -Mr- Barnett with a view to his providing- a proper urinal. Dr. Treharne drew attention to the necessity of public urinals being erected in different parts of the district, and after a short discussion the sur- veyor and the medical officer were appointed to suggest sites, UXIFOHM FOR THE INSPECTORS. The Inspector of Nuisances asked most respect- fully rhat both his assistant and himself should be furnished with uniforms, as he found that at pre- sent they were suffering under a great disadvan- tage in performins- their several duties in plain clothes.—The Medical Officer corroborated what the inspector had stated, and said that he thought it was a very important matter. An inspector in uniform had very much more effect on the people, For instance, when the inspector went aboard a ship for the purpose of attending to his work they would not assist him at all, but regarded him pro- bably as a man with whom it was regarded a* a privilege to wait a couple of hours. It was the same all tnrough the district. People sometimes regarded him as a bailiff—(laughter")—when he went to their houses, and not an official of the Board.—The Inspector said he found in making a house-to-house visitation that he had not that authority and effect which was necessarv. Sometimes when he knocked at a door the inmates peeped through the window. and then would not open the door, and then he had to go to the window and call out that he was an inspector of nuisances and wanted to come in. -After a short discussion, it was decided, on the motion of Mr. W. Thomas, to recommend the Board to furnish the inspectors with uniform. AN ECCENTRIC LETTER FROM AN ECCENTRIC PERSOX. THE CHAIRMAN REPLIES. AXD THREATENS TO TAKE ACTION. The Clerk read the following letter which had bem received from Mr. George Garnett, Cadox- ton SeDternker 12th 1891. Mr. A. E. Leysho'n,—I bng to call your attention to a serious nuisance on the Queen's highwav. on a road in Cadoxton known as Robins-lane, and recently put in excellent condition by our Local Board. This mil- eage gives the newly-made road the appearance of a farmyard, which is a direct insult to onr surveyor in his attemnt to keep the road clean and presentable, an l a credit to our most honourable Local Board. Tms nuisance is more serious because committed bv two educated gentlemen-Dr. P. J. O'Donnell and Mr. Williams, bank manager, Vere street. They wilfully disobey the Local Board of Health's orders, thereby setting us of the humble sort a very bad example and seriously c endangering the health ot Her Maiesty's subjects, this nuisance T>cins; committed within a few yards from a Pnbtick bakehousc. Furthermore, these two aforesaid gentlemen set a very bed example to the general public by wilfully defrauding the Cadoxton Water Company of their just rights in drawing the water for their horse from my water tap. and thrreby making; the entrance to my cottage very slopoy. We naturally look to gentlemen holding such high positions as the two named for an example in cleanliness and integrity. The doctor charges a good price far the water he supplies to his catients; then why should the Water C'omnanv be de- frauded. Please put this letter before the Board, and don't neglect the reward you offer for this informa- tion.—Yours faithfully, GEORGE GARXETT. Warry-road, Cadoxton. The Chairman Is there any report from the > inspector .'—The Inspector I have never seen in my inspections anything that would cau-e me to serve any notice of any nuisance in Robin's-lane. The only report I have had to make was for a nuisance fit the back of Mr. Jeremiah's and Mr. Davies's shops owing to accumulation of refuse. I 8-ved a notice, and it was complied with,—A j discussion endued between the Chairman and Mr Barstow as to whether the lane from wall to wall was public property, the chairman maintaining that the part of the lane bordering on his stable was private property,' and Mr Barstow maintaining that it was a public one as it was he himself drew out the plans years ago for its construction.—Mr. W. Thomas (to Mr. Barstow) It was there long before ever you saw it.—Mr. Barstow There you are again. — Mr. W. Thomas There you are again, too.—Mr. Barstow said he wished to ask the Chairman a question about the letter which had been received. Was manure allowed to be put out on the highway under any circumstance .'—The Chairman Where is it put out.'—Mr. Barstow said he had seen it outside Dr. O DonnelVs stable.—The Chaiiman asked when he had seen the manure there.—Mr. Barstow: Repeatedly.—The Chairman: When.'— Mr. Barstow Repeatedly.—The Chairman When have you seen it there.'—Mr. Barstow: I have seen it there several times. Do you doubt my word 1—The Chairman But I ask you to mention a date.—Mr. Barstow I have seen it there in the day and in the night.—The Chairman said that was making a general assertion, but 2Ir. Barstow failed to mention any one occasion.—Mr. Barstow I have seen it repeatedly.—The Chairman All I have to say. Mr. Barstow. is this, if I have com- mitted any nuisance, I wish to be dealt with the same as anyone else. Before I took that place, the manure was allowed to remain there for two or three months.—M>\ Barstow Does that affect the question .'—The Chairman Listen, Mr. Barstow. Since I have been there I have had a sewer put in to remove any liquid matter which may accumulate near the stable. While they were making the lane re- cently. they blocked up the entrance to my gate for several clays, and tl ere might have been an accummulation then, but there never has been smce. and there never was before while it was in my occupation. As regards the latter part of Mr. Garnett s letter that will: have to be explained somewhere else as it is decidedly offensive, and has been made much merriment of by Mr. Garnett and his friends.—Dr. Treharne Has the inspector seen any nuisance there .'—The Inspector I have seen no nuisance there. I saw a man put manure out of the stable, but it was put into a cart and taken away.—Dr. Tieharne I have seen manure there, but I am not able to say whether it was while Dr. O'Donnell had possession or not.—The Chairman I may say that my horses are much better stabled than Mr. Garnett and his family are housed. With its mud floor and situate half-a- dozen yards from a cesspool, my opinion is that the house is not fit for occupation. (Sensation.)— Mr. W. Thomas Our inspector tells us there is no nuisance, and. therefore I don't see that we can take any notice of the letter.—Dr. Treharne agreed. —The discussion then concluded. ° JER. BARSTOW THINKS THE INVITATION SHOULD DE ACCEPTED. A letter was read from the secretary of an electric exhibition for Taunton and the West of England enclosing catalogues for the mayor" and chairman of the Lighting Committee, and ex- tending anSinvitation to a deputation of the Board to attend the exhibition.—The letter was about being parsed over, when 3Ir. Barstow remarked that he thought they ought to keep in touch with such a thing as that.—Mr. W. Thomas Supposing you and I were appointed a deputation to go there. (Laughter.) — The Chairman I will give my catalogue to any gentleman who wants to go. Perhaps the clerk and sur- veyor would like a trip up there. (Laugh- ter.)—Mr. Barstow I don't care to shut my eyes to what is going on everywhere.—Dr. Treharne You had better take a run up there, then.—The letter was allowed to lie on the table. FIXTURE CONTRACTS FOR SOAVENGTNG. The Surveyor suggested that in future contracts for scavenging the collection of road scrapings in the district should be included. (Hear. hear.) Mr. W. Thomas moved a resolutian to that effect, and suggested that the Board should provide depots for the scavengers.—This was unanimouslv agreed to. and it was decided that the scavengers should have the option of using the depots or not. but if they did use them the ashes were to be the the property of the Board.—Messrs. W. Thomas (Cadoxton) and W. Thomas (Sully) were deputed to choose sites for depots. PUBLIC LIGHTING. The Surveyor presented a table showing the time he suggested the lamps in the varions parts of the district should be lighted and extinguished during the coming winter months. During the summer months the lamps were extinguished at twelve o clock.—The table, as prepared by the surveyor, was-recommended to the Beard for ap- proval. THE FLUSHINGS OF CLOSETS.—JIR. BARSTOW AND MR. THOMAS. The Chairman informed the committee that the Board had eliminated from their report, the recommendation that all water closet3 in the district should be provided by the owners of the houses with a pro- per flushing system. He desired to have it again inserted in the minutes as the Board had acted contrary to the bye-laws. —The Clerk agreed.—Mr. Barstow also agreed with what the chairman had said.—Mr. W. Thomas It's a pity youhavnt'fc had no better expedience of them.—Mr." Barstow You are an old sanitary inspector, you are.—Mr. W. Thomas I haven't got a lot of old fads about me like you have.—Dr. Treharne said that at the Board meeting he had voted against the recom- mendation of the committee, but he had recon- sidered the matter, and he would now certainly vote in favour of a resolution that all closets should be proviclell with a proper flushing system.—A re- solution to this effect was carried. 3Ir. Thomas being the only dissentient. This was all the business. MEETING OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. The finance committee of the Barry and Cadox- ton Local Board met at the Local Board Office. Cadoxton. on Monday afternoon. There were present Messrs. J. J. Williams (who was voted to the chair). B. Lewis. G. F. Willett (clerk's deputy). J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), and C. Howe (collector). BILLS. The following bills were passed :—Salaries J. A. Hughes. clerk. de33 6s. 8d. J. C. Pardee, sur- veyor, £58 6s. 8d.: A. E. Leyshon, inspector of nuisances. £ 10 2s.; S. B. Summerfield, assistant inspector of nuisances. :£ 7 10s; Samuel Green, inspector of nuisances' clerk, £2 10s. Mrs. S. Jones, caretaker. £2 12s. Gd.; Mrs. and Mrs. P. Da vies, caretaker infectious diseases hospital. £1 5.3.: C. Howe, collector. £17 IDs.: R. Pa-doe. assistant surveyor. £19 10s.: Dr. George Neak\ medical officer, £ 10. Miscellaneous bills :—Rees Jones, printer. Barry, £6 18s.: Mayne. Hooper, and Co., R4 5s. Sd. • South- Wain Star, £2 3s. 6d. Hudson and Kearns. £ 7 4s. 9d.; C. Howe, one quarter's rent of offices. :£ 13 5s. Barrv Furnish- ing Company, £4 15s.: W. H. Gibby, £.34; Water- low Brothers and Layton, 6s. E. Ray,' rent of surveyor's offices. £2 8s. Thomas Pauiett. £3') 13s. 6d.; Jenkin Brock. £:16 158. Barrv Railways Company, £5 10s.. £4 4s. 5d.€3 7"1. 9à.. :1.1101 £9 16s. 4d.: Gray and Amos. sC3.veng-ing. £2 5s.; Thos. Ruckley, 10, C. Eyles, £14; London Life Association repayment of sewerage loan £612 5s. 3d. London Life Association, repayment of lighting loan. £. 29 12s. lOd. London Life Association, repayment on loan Holton and Weston- road. £ 144 Is. 7d. Waterlow Bros. and Co.. £15" Lewis Evans, £9 3s. 6d. Laurie and John, £1 7s.$d.: Barry Dock and Railways Companys, repairing roller, £4; W. Richards and Sons. £17 John Evans. 14s. 7d. J. John,,£59 165.: Thomas Paulett, street watering, £2 4s.: J. John. do.. £14" Jenkin Brock, do.. £253. John Jackson, stones. £33 Is. Sd. and £35 2s.: Thomas Spittle, limieed. £ 7 16s. notifying of Infectius Diseases Dr. W. Lloyd Edwards. 17s. 611.: Dr. Powell. 10s. Dr. E. Treharne. £3: Dr. O'Donnell. 62 17s. 6d. Dr. Gore, £1 12s. 6d. Dr. Xeale, Cl 7s. 6d. Dr. Livingstone, 17s. 6d. MISCELLANEOUS The accounts of the clerk, inspector, survevor. collector, and treasurer were examined and found correct. The inspector of nuisances and his assist- ant applied to have their wages paid weekly which was agreed to. A letter was read from the Local Government Board with reference to various loans, amounting to :€ 4.803. stating that their inspector would hold an enquiry at an early date. The question of the new rate for tho half-year commencing September 21 and ending March 25, 1892, was partly discussed, and it was decided to call a special meeting the following Wednesday to further discuss the same. An application was received from Mr. Howe for an increase of salary, and this matter was also deferred.

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