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DINAS POWIS HIGHWAY BOARD. ALLEGED ENCROACHMENT BY THE BARRY RAILWAY COMPANY. THE BOARD AND THE PARISH COUNCILS ACT. MISS JENNER ASKED TO RETIRE. The monthly meeting of the Dinas Powis High- way Board was held on Wednesday at St. Nicholas Police-court. Mr O. H. Jones occupied the chair, and there were also present, Messrs D. T. Alexander, W. Thomas (The Hayes), W. Evans, D. Lougher, J. M. Savours, O. Williams, D. W. Savours, J. Thomas, Lougher (Llancarvan), J. Huntley, J. Morris (clerk), and Frank Laurens (Surveyor). According to instructions given at the last meeting, the Surveyor said he had paid surprise visits to the roadmen who worked under the Board, and found them all at their work in proper time. On the proposition of Mr D. T. Alexander, seconded by Mr W. Thomas, it was unanimously agreed that Mr O. H. Jones, Fonmon Castle, be re-appointed chairman for the ensuing year, and Major-General Lee vice-chairman. The question of changing the place of meet- ings of the Board was considered, most of the members being in favour of holding the meetings at Barry Dock. Miss Jenner thought they ought to hold the meetings alternately at Barry and St. Nicholas. At this point, Miss Jenner was requested to retire, and a resolution was passed that she be not admitted to the room while the Board were discussing any matter, it being then decided to hold the meetings as usual. Tenders were invited, on the, motion of Mr Alexander, to build a wall near the St. Andrew's Rectory. The Surveyor reported that an encroachment of 450 feet of Parish land had been made by the Barry Railway Company near the Swan Inn, Eastbrook, by putting up an iron fence. Mr Laurens had been in communication with Mr Bell, who said the land had been bought of Mrs Jenner, Wenvoe Castle. The Clerk was instructed to write to the solicitors of the Company stating that the land belonged to the Board, and ask them to take down the fence. The surveyor presented the following statement for the year :—Overdraft at Bank, after the last meeting, je70 surveyor's estimate for the coming year, £ 2.634 3s 4d salaries, je200 interest on loans, jeSO; royalties, £70; contingencies. £100 16s 8d. He would suggest that a rate of 71d be made, amounting to J62,900, and reported that the contribution of the County Council for the Barry- road would amount to £ 256 13s 4d, making a total of jE3,156 13s 4d. On the motion of Mr O. Williams, it was decided that the rate suggested be made. The Chairman drew attention to the fact that as the Board would go out of office in November next, through the passing of the Parish Councils Act, he would suggest that they apply to the County Council asking to be allowed to remain in power until next March-the end of the financial year.—The suggestion was agreed to unanimously. Miss J enner was now called in, and she asked the clerk if he had received a petition from the Wenvoe vestry calling attention to the road from the Downs to Wenvoe. She thought it the duty of the Wenvoe Castle Estate, and not the Highway Board, to keep this road in repair. The matter was allowed to drop.-Miss Jenner also pointed out that, owing to the Twynfald Common being fenced in, a public footpath near Upper House bad been stopped —The Chairman told Miss Jenner that the board could do nothing in the matter. Tenders were opened for the repairs and main- tenance of roads in the parishes for the coming year. Two tenders were received for the Port- road, that of William Meazey being accepted; Waycock-road, David Davies Wenvoe, Rees John; Porthkerry, T. Sheen St. Lythan's, George J. Thomas; Welsh St. Donatt's. John Bassett; Pendoylan, William Evans; Main-road, William Davies; Lancarvan (1), Samuel Davies; St. Nicholas, David Davies Caermain-road, day work to John Griffiths. and material to be supplied by William Davies Llantrithyd, Edward Thomas; Logwood-road, W. Griffiths; BonviK stone. Daniel Griffiths; Leckwith, John Morgan Eastbrook and Barry-road, Edmund Lewis; Lavernock and Sully, Jacob Ridout; St. Andrew's and Michaelstone-Ie-pit, Edmund Lewis; Llan- carvan (2), William Davies. Cheques were signed for the following amounts, for work done by the contractors of the Board E. Lewis. £ 22 10s 7d G. Thomas, A4 2s 5d; E. Lewis, jei4 18s 6d J. Smith, A 5 2s 4d; W. Evans, A 8189 lOd; T. Sheen, £ 4 7s 6d J. James. :£26 4s 9d; W. Davies, f37 10s; J. Ridout, 411 5s lid; W. Davies, t37 10s; R. John, £ 15 13s 6d; E. Lewis, £7 7s 5d; E. Thomas, £1 4s 7d; D. Griffiths, fl0 6s; J. Bassett, £ 13 19s 5d; W. Evans, £10 2s Id; J. Morgan, £17 6s 3d; D. Davies, £9 3s 3d; J. Ridout, 49 4s 7d W. Griffiths, Y.6 15s 7d J. Griffiths, 10s 6d. The expenses in connection with the maintenance of the roads for the year 1892-3 were .&2,411 18s 3d for 18<>3-4, £ 2,793 2s Id making a reduction of over JE380, it being also remarked that the roads were now in a much more satisfac- tory condition.

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