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South Carnarvonshire Notes

Letter to the Editor.I


'Carnarvon Harbour Trust.


Carnarvon Harbour Trust. THE SHIPMENT OF SLATES. THE CAUSE OF THE DECREASE. The monthly meeting of the Trust was held on Tuesday, Mr'J. Menzies (chairman) presiding. The other members present were Messrs H. Clegg (vice-chairman), E. J3. Owen, C. A. Jones, R. Norman Davies, J. Pritchard, T. Owen, W. Lloyd Griffith, W. Hamer, T. M. Lloyd, H. Lloyd Carter, D. P. Williams, Job Bowen, O. Roberts, J. R. Pritchard, and Colonel Ruck; and Messrs W. Bowen Jones (surveyor), and H. Owen (collector). FINANCIAL. The amounts received the month of April were reported to be as follows Imports, E73 15s 3d; exports, L50 12s lOd; tonnage, L49 5s; passing tolls, L2 19s; yards, wharfers, offices, cte., 269 2s 6d, making a total of 2245 14s 7d, compared with L310 10s 9d for the same period twelve months ago. SHIPMENT OF SLATES. During the month of March, the slates shipped amounted to 7492 tons, a decrease of 5/3 tons compared with the correspond- ing month last year. For the past three months the shipments amounted to 16,705 tons, a decrease of 2342 tons. WORKS COMMITTEE. The Works Committee reported that a letter from the Board of Trade re charging of dues at Clynnog was considered. It was recommended that a reply be sent, and the matter left in the hands of Mr C. A. Jones. The question of an agreement with the rail- way company for the rails on the slate quay was considered, and the plan of the lines was produced. It was recommended that the surveyor write to the company asking them to be good enough to supply a copy of the agreement for the rails on the quays, the Trustees paying the expense of the same. With reference to sewage running into the harbour, it was recommended that the matter be deferred and that the sur- ( veyor prepare a scheme for dealing with the sewage of the various properties by the next meeting. It was recommended that a sum of R200 be spent in extending the concrete wall at Abermenai. The Chairman, referring 'to the com- munication from the Board of Trade in I which attention was drawn to the refusals of the Trustees to accede to the request of the Olynnog Parish Council to contribute towards the expense of improving the foreshore at Clynnog to facilitate the load- ing and unloading of vessels, said that the committee recommended that a reply be sent to the Board of Trade to the effect that the Trustees had no power to spend money on improvements outside the har- bour of Carnarvon. He questioned whether the Board of Trade had a right to interfere in the matter, as the Trustees were work- ing under an Act of Parliament. As to the railway company he said that there was an agreement, signed by the railway en- gineer, that the company would put the rails down and pay the Trustees 21 a year rent, which, he believed, was a rent in per- petuity. In regard to the discharge of I sewage he thought the time had come when they consider how to deal with this matter effectually. Mr J. R. Pritchard drew attention to the bridge at the entrance to the dock, and said that it was of the greatest importance that there should be some definite under- I Htanding as to its opening and closing. The Surveyor said that there was a rule by which it was opened and closed. Mr J. R. Pritchard said that it appeared to be opened! and closed just as the work- men felt inclined, and the rule, if there was1 one, was not carried out. ) The Surveyor explained that a daily re- cord was kept of when the bridge was I opened and closed. The Chairman thought there was a great deal in what Mr Pritchard had said, and I the Harbour Master ought to be told about the closing and the opening of the bridge. The Surveyor said that the bridge was to I be open for vessels to enter the dock two hours before high water and two hours after high water. I It was resolved to place a notice by the bridge announcing when it was to be opened and' closed. The recommendation of the committee were then adopted.


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