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STRONG LETTER TO PEN- ARTH LOCAL BOARD. The following letter, the original of which has been addressed to the Penarth Local Board, has been sent to us for publication To the Chairman, and Members of the Penarth Local Board. SIR AND GENTLEMEN. —I understand that a few days ago you invited tenders for printing. Three tenders were sent in, namely, 18s, 16s, and 6s. Will you kindly explain why the tender for 16s was accepted, when you had an offer for the work to be done for the sum of 6s. If 10s of the rate- payers' money is wasted on a small transaction like this, what would be the amount wasted on a large contract ? It is no wonder the rates are to be Is in the £ under such management. Would you, or any member of the Board, pay 16s for printing knowing the same could be done for 6s. Again, I am informed that a gentleman living in Penarth has over and over again offered to do all the scavenging work of the town for 50 per cent. less-just half what it costs under the man- agement of the present Board. Now, sirs, is it reasonable that the ratepayers of Penarth should pay, say for argument, £2,000 a year for scaveng- ing when it could be done by contract for £ 1,000 ? Only fancy what a difference this would make in the rates-about 3d in the d6. Take another matter, viz., the Stanwell-road private improvements, which cost the ratepayers about f3,000, and what for ? Was it to improve property owned by interested parties, while the poor working-man, with his cottage in Ludlow- street or Plassey-street, has to pay for his own private improvements, and also help to pay a por- tion of the £ 3,000 spent on Stanwell-road ? Is this fair? Let every member of the Penarth Board come to a public meeting of ratepayers, and make a clean breast of all transactions that have taken place in connection with the town for the last seven years, and ask for a vote of confidence. It is just possible you may not feel disposed to answer these questions, but in a few weeks' time the ratepayers of Penarth and Cogan, including Cogan Ponds, will answer these questions for themselves. The rates of Penarth ought not to exceed 8d in the £ G. L. NORRIS.

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