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high-wates mark, so that even with the redueed width the shore will be inaccessible at high tide. We also do not observe that there is any provision in regard to the Subway which was made bv our clients. We cannot of course consent to anything which would block this up, or render it in any way less available or convenient. At present, therefore, we are not in a position to signify our consent to the Company's proposals.—Yours faithfully, Higson & Son." Mr Thomas Parry remarked that the Board had better itself go on as far as its District was concerned, ard he proposed that the correspondence with Mr Stafford Howard (of the Woods and Forests) be kept up, and that the limit of the Board's District be marked on the plan of the foreshore. After some discussion, this was agreed to. and the Board idopted Mr Bevan's suggestion that, now that the Board was nbout to approach the Woods and Forests, it would be a good time to ask that body whether or not the Board could buy the foreshore, or, if not, for an extension of the present lease, and the Clerk was instructed to point out that the Board intended to erect permanent works there. THE BOAD AND PROMENADE COMMITTEE. In the minutes of the Road and Promenade Com- mittee's meeting held on August 7th, Mr John Porter presiding, it was reported, inter a,Ho., as under :— Niggers-It was proposed by Mr William Jones, and seconded by Mr Walker.' that the niggers be asked to pay £ 5 d. wn, and £ 5 at the end of the season, or if not, they be ordered off the Beach.—Mr Powell was deputed to see Mr Murrav, and get him to attend before the Committe -Mr Murray appeareil before the Committee, and explained that he would not be able to pay more than « £ 5 for the use of the Foreshore.-It was proposed bv Mr Bevan, and seconded by Mr Walker, and resolved, that the terms be accepted namely. for the season, payable as follows iJl down and < £ *1 each succeeding Mo day. Ratlings on Rhos Promenade — The following tenders were read for the painting of these railirrs Mr Thomas Whitley, £ 4 17s 6d and Mr W. H. Thomas, = £ 5.—It was proposed by Mr Bevan and seconded by Mr John Roberts, and carried unani- mously, that Mr Whitley's contract be accepted, and that the work he rot carried out till September. Plas lS'eu:ydd, Rood -A letter received from Major Birch, was read by the Chairman, complaining of the state of this road. -After hearing the Surveyor's report, by which it appeared that the cost of making the improvements suggested would be nearly < £ 500, it was unanimously resolved that it be recommended to the Board that they cannot accept Major Birch's offer.—The Clerk was also instructed to write Major Birch, asking his consent to allow the Board to make a few bays in the road, and if he will give the necessary land for that purpose. Steam Roller.—The Surveyor reported that the driver had left, and suggested that he be allowed to employ the Llandudno driver when required.— Resolved that the Surveyor employ the Llandudno driver, and that the man who drives the water engine accompany him for the purpose of learning to drive the roller. Grofg-yn-Eirias Bridge.—The Committee and the Surveyor made their report herein, by which the Board were recommended to direct the traffic to he turned off past the Old Mill, and that no temporary bridge be erected, and that the Surveyor repair this road for this traffic at a cost not exceeding £ 25.—It was proposed by Mr Roberts and seconded by Mr Parry, that the recommendation cf the Committee be accepted.—The Clerk was requested to write Mr Adams in reply to his letter that a. cheque would be sent him as soon after the 29th of September next as possible. Colwyn Mill Ponct.-A letter was read by the Surveyor, which he had caused to be sent to Mr Owen John Williams, complaining.of the dangerous condition of this pond.—The Committee approved of the Surveyor's action in the matter. Obstruction of Footpaths-The Surveyor reported having written to Superintendent Jones complaining of the obstructions on the footpaths and streets of this District and read the Superintendent's reply,-It was proposed by Mr Walker, and seconded by Mr Parry, that discretionary powers be given to the Surveyor to take such proceedings as might be necessary for the abatement of the nuisances. In reply to the Chairman, the Surveyor said that the Niggers had paid E2, and still owed .£3. On Mr Walker's suggestion, the original resolution fixing the amount of rent at £ 10, was unanimously rescinded, so as to be in order. With reference to the Plas Newydd Road, Major Birch wrote regretting that the Board could not see its way to accept his terms, and further expressing his regret that he could not accede to the terms proposed by the Board. Referring to Eirias Bridge, the Surveyor said that the County Surveyor could not recommend a temporary bridge. Mr John Roberts And further, it will cost £300, Mr Thomas Parry expressed the opinion that it would be very hard on people going up the hill with heavy loads in carts, and suggested that it would Lea wi, thing if the Board hired a horse for the purpose of helping people up the hill. Mr Wood believed that they would have to have a person to watch, as the Railway Company had. He also supported Mr Parry's suggestion. The Chairman: Would not a donkey do? (Laughter). The Surveyor said that there would be no need to watch, as the Committee had already recommended that .J::25 he fpent in repairing the road. and it was intended to construct two bays, so that two carts could pass each other. Mr Thomas Parry That won't help the hill. Proceeding, Mr Parry supposed that some arrange- ment could be made with the contractor for the loan of a horso, paying him for it. Mr Wood remarked that after all, this was only a suggestion, and they would have to wait till the works were in progress. Mr Parry agreed. Messrs Parry and Porter were authorised to inform the ( 'ounty Council Committee (last Friday) that the Board was prepared to pay its quota towards the cost of the Bridge, as soon as required. Mr Thomas Parry moved that notice be given to Mr Owen J. Williams, that, unless he put a fence round Colwyn Mill Pond within three days, the Board would do the work, and charge the cost of it to him. Mr Bevan We can't do that. The Chairman Have we power, Mr Clerk ? The Clerk I don't think you have. I should suggest that you simply give him notice that he must do it. Mr John Roberts It will cost very little I propose we do it. Mr Thomas Parry I don't think that it is; tight to saddle the rates with the cost of it. The Clerk said that it seemed to him to be a matter for magisterial proceedings. Ultimately, on the motion of Mr Walker, the matter was referred back to the Committee. A discussion next arose on the obstruction of footpaths, and Mr Walker pointed" out that the question was raised at the Petty [Sessions lately. There could be no doubt that the Surveyor (or any official of the Board) had power to take proceedings. The Chairman said that the question was whether it could be done by the County Police. Mr Wallis Davies said that he objected to the County Police moving in the matter, so that the case was adjourned in order to enable him to get Counsel's opinion on the point. Mr Walker Yes, and the County Police won't take any action in the matter till the question is settled. Under these circumstances, it would be better to give the Surveyor discretionary power in the matter. If you leave it to the police, they will clear them away everywhere, whereas, if you give the Surveyor discretionary power, he will only move them away where they are a nuisance. This was agreed to. Mr Thomas Parry There is another obstruction on the footpath from Pwllycrochan Avenue to the Brickfields. The Surveyor is allowing things to grow over the fence. These will take half the footpath soon. The Surveyor Is it not the duty of the private individual owning the fence to clear them away ? Mr Parry If it is growing over the footpath, you ought to see to it The Chairman Is it growing through the railings ? Mr Parry Yes. The Chairman Then I think we ought to do that. Mr Wood The owners of the fence would do it at once t, The Chairman Who are the owners of the fence ? The Surveyor The Estate Company. It was decided that the Surveyor should get the brambles cut, so as to avoid an obstruction. THE SANITARY COMMITTEE. ;The Board confirmed without discussion the Sanitary Committer's minutes, from which it appeared that Mr Pritchard had arranged to. come, down.on ..September 3rd and 4th; that the Committee, in face ipf, the petition presented against the erection of a proposed slaughter-house in rear of Windsor House. Abergele Road, could not recommend the Board to formally sanction an application for its erection and that, with regard to the Cemetery question, it was resolved to defer the matter, after the Surveyor had read a letter from the Colwyn Bay and Pwllycrochan Estate Company Limited, stating that the Company would sell some land at Rhiw Bach Farm. THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. Mr Bevan moved the adoption of the following minutes of the Finance Committee, which was held at the Board Room. Station Road. Colwyn Ba.y, on the 9th dav of August. 1894. Present Mr George Bevan (rhairmanL Messrs Frost. A. O. Walker, and John Roberts.—The minutes of the last meeting- were read and confirmed.—Surveyor's Cash.. £ 103 15s2d; Collector's cash, £ 1.168 13s 3d Treasurer's receipts' .£1,292 12s 10H. It alsn appeared by the Treasurer's Book that there was a balance in his hands of £1,073 5s 4d. Payments. < £ 1.213 16s 2d. Loans.-It was proposed by Mr Walker, a.nd seconded bv Mr Bevan, and resolved. that the action of the Clerk in sealing- cheques to Dr Robinson for £ 11 12s. and Messrs Watts and Watts for £ 4,0 lis 4d, being Interest aue to them, be confirmed and approved. —It was also resolved that the Clerk be instructed to prepare a list of loans with full particulars, and that the same be ready by the September Board meeting. In moving the adoption of the minutes, Mr Bevan said that there was only one objection to those very short minutes the Board got no idea. from them how the money was spent. The sum of £ 1213 16s 2d under the heading of "payments." for instance, might be shortly explained as payments of loans, interest on same. etc. Mr Bevan also said that he would like the Board to give the Clerk instructions to obtain the loan (< £ 500) towards the cost of the Eirias Bridge. That money had not yet been applied for, although the Board had had the warrant to borrow it. Mr John Roberts seconded Mr Bevan's proposition, which was carried, application to be made to the Loan Commissioners. A LITTLE DIALOGUE. Mr Thomas Parry What about collecting for the bathing-vans. etc. ? What amount has the Collector received this year ? The Collector About C2. Mr T. Parry Have any of them objected to pay? -No. none of them Are there no boats plying- without license ?—Yes. How manv ?-I don't know I think it's your duty to find out. You are paid something fnr doing so. I believe.—Am I to leave the town, to look after the boats ? It is your duty to look a.fter it. The Chairman If any accident happened to pleasure-boats, we should come in for severe censure from a Coroner's Jury, if the accident happened to a boat which was plying without a license. The Collector I am unable to give the boatmen licenses,—till the last few days. The Chairman Can't you give them now ? The Collector Yes. .The Chairman (to the Board) Does the Board give him instructions to proceed forthwith against all boatmen plying without license ? -I The Collector I should have to wait half-a-day on the shore very often before I cauelit one. The Cha.irman Well, you had better do so. The Collector I haven't the time. The Chairman You must find it. The Collector What was I appointed for at the first ? It was to look after the rates of the town principally. The Chairman This is a very important matter, and I think you had better give half-a-day to it. Mr Walker I don't see that the mere payment of 2s 6d. for a license, shows that a man is qualified boatman. Now, who is to judge there ? Mr Wood He has to apply for a license. Mr Walker Yes, but who is to decide as to his qualifications ? Mr Porter We had a pilot from Conway before. The Chairman Get him again then. Mr Walker What did you pay him ? The Surveyor: Thirty shillings. He examined boats and men The Surveyor was ordered to secure this man's services at once. Mr Walker: Another matter is the question of character; we don't want a man who will disgrace the place (Hear, hear). Can't we manage that bad characters should not have licenses ? Mr Wood That should be the work of a Committee of the Boa,rd. ■, The Collector Yes, it used to be that when licenses were granted the cabmen and boatmen used to appear before the Board. You never see anything of that now. Mr Parry Well, I hope you will see to it, Mr Powell Mr Wood It has just been shown that Mr Powell can't do it. It is our fault. The matter then dropped. A LOW DEATH RATE. The Surveyor called attention to the remarkably low death rate of Colwyn Bay, which was at the rate of 6'5 per thousand for the month. Of these deaths, three were deaths of persons who had been brought (from outside) to Colwyn Ray in a hopeless condition, and only lived three weeks afterwards. THE LLANDUDNO WATER-SUPPLY,. Mr Parry asked when were they going to get an answer from the Llandudno Commissioners as to when that body would release the Board from the water-rent. Mr John Roberts I propose a deputation. I don't like this between officials-writing to each other for months and months, and they don't know anything about it. If two or three members of this Board, go and talk to the Llandudno Committee, they would tell us what to do. Mr Wood It is twelve months since we asked the question first. It was ultimately decided, on the motion of Mr John Roberts, that the Chairma.n, and Messrs Walker, Porter, and Parry, should form a deputation to visit the Llandudno Water Committee on the subject. CABMEN AND BOATMEN'S LICENSES. Mr Walker gave notice that at the Board's next meeting he would move That no man who in future shall be convicted of drunkenness or disorderly conduct, or assault, shall be licensed as hackney- carriage driver or as boatman by this Board." Mr John Roberts Oh, that does not need notice of motion. We'll pass it now, at once. This being agreed to, Mr Walker moved his resolution, saying, I thought we would let bye-gones be bye-srones, and give them a chance for the future Mr Wood seconded, and the motion was carried unanimously. THE SHORE, D-ONIKEYS. c Mr John Roberts said that he had heard that the donkeys on the shore, got nothing to eat while on the shore. 1 The Chairman said that they had had before them at the Petty Sessions a case of cruelty to a donkey, and no doubt the officers of the S.P.C.A., of whom there were now two on duty, would look out for such cases." The Collector sail that during the day the donkeys were taken off the shore, for food. I The Board rose at 11.40, after a sitting of an hour an d twenty-five minutes.