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BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. LAST MEETING OF THE OLD BOARD. A monthly meeting of the above Board was held '(}ll Tuesday afternoon. There were present Dr. O'Donnell, Mr. George Thomas, Mr. William Thomas (Barry), Mr. William Thomas (Sully), Mr. J. Jewel Williams, Mr. Joshua Barstow, Mr. Benjamin Lewis, Mr. Howe (collector), Dr. Neale (medical officer), Inspector Leyshon, Mr. J. C. Pardoe (surveyor), and Mr. J. Arthur Hughes (clerk). On the proposition of Mr. William Thomas DR. O'DONNELL WAS VOTED TO THE CHAIR. Mr. William Thomas (Barry) moved, Mr. Jewel Williams seconded, and it was agreed that the minutes of the Board meeting of the 7th March be • confirmed. Mr. Jewel Williams also moved, and Mr. William Thomas (Barry) seconded, and it was agreed to that the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of the 20th March, 1893, be confirmed. THE VACANT COLLECTORSHIP. In moving the adoption of the report of the special Finance Committee, held on the 10th March, Mr. Jewel Williams remarked that the -object of the Finance Committee in recommending the Board to make the appointment that day was simply because Mr. Howe was very desirous to give up the appointment, and the Finance Com- mittee felt that, as the new financial year was about to commence, it would be preferable to begin the new financial year with the new collector. Mr. Barstow moved that the application for the ,office be put off. The Chairmo,n-There is nothing in the minutes that recommends this meeting to make the appoint- ment. Therefore the proposition is not necessary. Mr. Barstow asked if he was in order in pro- posing that the matter be referred back to the Finance Committee ? The Chairman remarked that the usual procedure was to refer the matter to the Finance Committee, ,and he proposed that that should be done. Mr. Barstow seconded. This was agreed to, and it was decided that a special meeting of the Finance Committee should be held on Friday next at three o'clock to consider the matter. THE LAMPLIGHTERS' WAGES. The Chairman called attention to another para- graph in the report which resolved that the lamp- lighters' salaries should be increased from 7s. 6d. to 10s. per week. He believed that it had been said that the Local Board had decided to double the wages of the lamplighters, and one of the local papers also had a report to that effect. It was not a fact, and the salaries had only been increased at the rate of 2s. 6d. per week. The minutes of the Finance Committee were adopted. THE MEDICAL OFFICER AND HIS GEOGRAPHICAL DUTIES. The Medical Officer asked the permission of the Board to procure a large map of Europe. The Chairman remarked that in face of a com- munication the medical officer had received from the Local Government Board, the application was a very reasonable one. The Chairman then read the communication from the Local Govern- ment Board, which stated that since the 26th March 51 cases of cholera had occurred on the -coast of France. Mr. Thomas (Barry) proposed that the medical officer procure a map showing the sea routes. Mr. Benjamin Lewis seconded, and it was agreed to. THE PAVING OF THE FOOTPATHS. In seconding a motion proposed by Mr. William Thomas (Barry), that the minutes of the Public Works Committee of the 14th March be adopted, Mr. Barstow called attention to Paragraph 4, which recommended that the street pavements in the Local Board district should be in future con- structed with stones. That resolution, he said, was passed on the understanding that a resolution had been adopted on. a previous occasion that all pave- ments should be of stone. Mr. George Thomas-Does this intend that we do way with granolithic pavement altogether ? Mr. Jewel Williams thought it referred particu- larly to Pyke-street. One side of Pyke-street was paved with stones already. He had no recollection of any resolution passed on the subject of the paving, and it would be an unwise thing to do. Mr. George Thomas did not think that resolution ought to be passed. Many people had made their pavements with granolithic with the approval of the Board, and it would be a great hardship if the preference was given to stone and they had to re- construct their pavements. He thought Mr. William Thomas and Mr. Barstow would agree with him that this resolution should be wiped off the minutes, because it really bound the Board to a :principle which he thought the Board had no in- tention of being bound to. Mr. Thomas and Mr. Barstow consented to amend their proposition, and leave out the recom- mendation objected to, and the minutes were adopted. With regard to the two trees referred to in the report by the surveyor, Mr. Thomas mentioned that one had been taken down, and the other, 'which was very dangerous, ought to be taken down. The matter was left to the clerk and surveyor. MR. W. THOMAS AND THE MAKING OF HEDGES. Mr. George Thomas proposed the adoption of the minutes of the Public Works Committee of the 27th March. 11 Mr. Barstow seconded. Mr. William Thomas drew attention to the ,compensation paid Mr. Lougher, that he did not -object to, but he did not approve of the way they were erecting the fencing. Instead of the wire fence being outside, the hedge towards the road it was inside the hedge next to the field. The Surveyor said they were obliged to erect a .hedge to the satisfaction of the owner and tenant of the property. Mr. Wm. Thomas thought it was quite a new thing to put up a new bank and quicks on the side of the road, and then put the wire fencing inside. He begged to propose that the wire fencing be put outside the hedge. Mr. George Thomas said the whole question, to his mind, was this The Board were not obliged to fence their roads at all, but when they had the land given them by the land-owner they agreed to put in a fence between the road and the land, which was a perfectly reasonable thing to do. If the landlord wished the fence put up in a particu- lar way he (Mr. Thomas) thought his wishes should be consulted. Until the hedge was grown, it would be no protection to the land, and, whilst it was in process of growing, the wire fence was put up. Mr. Benjamin Lewis remarked that the hedge would not have a chance to grow if it was not protected from the cattle in the field. Mr. Williams concurred, and asked if they were doing the hedge to the satisfaction of the owner and tenant ? The Clerk-We are. No one seconded Mr. Thomas' proposition, which was accordingly lost. THE CLERK OF THE WORKS FOR THE BEGGAR'S WELL ROAD. The Board next proceeded to select a clerk of the works for the Beggar's Wall-road. Mr. S. Barstow withdrew his application, and the Board's choice, therefore, laid between Messrs. Hockley, Burbidge, and Bowen. Mr. Burbidge was unanimously selected for the position. THE RELIEF WORKS. A letter, dated the 27th March, was read from the Local Government Board, asking for informa- tion as to works undertaken recently by the local authority more especially the exceptional works undertaken to afford means of employment, in ordinary works which have been expedited for the same cause. The Local Government Board would be glad of any observations the Local Board might desire to make in connection with the pro- posed formation of a labour register. They would also be pleased to learn the result of similar efforts made in connection with, the relief works in past years. On the proposition of Mr. Benjamin Lewis, seconded by Mr. George Thomas, the matter was referred to the Public Works Committee. THE PROPOSED PORT SANITARY AUTHORITY FOR BARRY.—FORTHCOMING INQUIRY. A letter was read from the Local Government Board with reference to the application of the Local Board to be appointed Port Sanitary Authority. The letter stated that the Local Government Board had decided that a public enquiry into the matter should be held at Cadox- ton on the 11th inst. by two of their inspectors, Mr. Francis Thomas Churchill and Mr. Thomas William Thompson. THE CESSPOOL QUESTION. A letter was read from Captain Murrell request- ing that a man might be sent to his house in order to clear out the cesspool there, as he wanted it emptied before the warm weather set in. The Clerk mentioned that the cost of doing this would be 30s., and as there was some dispute about the matter last year, he thought he had better bring it before the Board.. ? On the motion of Mr. Jewel Williams, seconded by Mr. George Thomas, the matter was referred to the Public Worlis Committee. RESIGNATION OF MR. JOHN CORY. A letter was read from Mr. John Cory, in which he stated that as he had not been able to attend the Board meeting during the past six months through illness and other unavoidable causes, he was afraid it would not be possible for him in future to give the necessary time for the work re- quired. He begged the Board to accept the resig- nation of his seat. Mr. Benjamin Lewis moved that the Board accept Mr. Cory's resignation, and at the same time express their regret that he was unable to attend the Board. Mr. George Thomas seconded, and the proposi- tion was carried unanimously. A discussion ensued as to the filling up of the vacancy. Mr. George Thomas thought they should not fill the vacancy then. but fix a date when the vacancy should be filled. The people of the Barry ward, which Mr. Cory represented, would be able to approach the Board and give expression to their sentiments as to whom they would like to see elected to the vacancy. Mr. William Thomas (Barry)-We have no pre- cedent for that. Mr. George Thomas—We do not always go by precedent. THE VOTING LIST. Mr. Lewis expressed the great surprise a large number of property owners felt, who had been on the list of voters and had not a vote at this election. The Clerk asked for the names of any one owner who had been so served. Mr. Lewis mentioned his own case. The Clerk—Have you made a claim for a vote ? Mr. Lewis said he had not. He had a vote for the Parliamentaiy election, and thought he would have a, vote for this election. His name was on the list of voters at the last election. The Clerk (Mr. Hughes) thought the members of the Local Board should be aware of the law upon the subject. The law said that the Returning Officer could only put down the names of owners who made a distinct claim for a vote. Mr. Lewis did not know why the Local Board members should particularly know the law. He made a claim last year, and his name appeared on the list. The Clerk said Mr. Lewis's address had been altered, and it was necessary that he should have notified his change of address. The Returning Officer was not a judge, but simply a ministerial officer to carry out what the law laid down, under pains of heavy penalties. Mr. Jewel Williams mentioned the case art owner at Merthyrdovan named Sullivan, who stated that he was on the list last year as an owner. The Clerk thought the man had never been on the list as an owner. The duty of preparing'that list of owners and occupiers was a most difficult duty to carry out. General Lee and himself had done their best with the owners' claims, and as far as the occupiers were concerned, Mr. Howe had done his best. APPLICATION FOR RETENTION MONEY. An application from Mr. David Lo re, the con- tractor for Kingsland-creseent and other works, for a portion of his retention money for completed work had been received. On the motion of Mr. George Thomas, seconded by Mr. Benjamin, it was decided that he should be paid £50. This was all the business, and the meeting con- eluded the year of office of the retiring members. The next meeting of the Board will begin the Local Board year.




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