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St. Asaph (Flint) Rural District Council. THE QUESTION OF MELIDEN DRAINAGE. THE DIFFICULTIES WITH AN ISOLA- TION HOSPITAL. Mr Edward Williams presided over the month- ly meeting of this Council on Friday. The fol- lowing members were present: Miss Owen Jones, Messrs William Morris, John Lothian, W. Conwy-Bell, Edwin Morgan, W. S. Roberts, R. E. Griffiths, and Francis Jones; with the Clerk (Mr Charles Grimsley), the Medical Offi- cer (Dr. J. Lloyd Roberts), the Highway Sui- veyor (Mr John Lloyd), and the Sanitary In- spector (Mr E. O. Evans). THE QUESTION OF DRAINAGE AT MELIDEN. The Chairman proposed that the Council take into consideration the question of a sewerage scheme for Dyserth. The matter has been be- fore the Council for months, and no definite steps have been taken, the matter being fre- quently adjourned. A letter was read by the Clerk from Mrs Walkden in reference to the drainage of her houses at Meliden, and enquiring whether the Council was prepared to receive her representa- tive on the matter. The representative, Mr Hopwood, appeared before the Council, and was questioned by the Chairman and Mr Conwy-Bell as to what Mrs Walkden was prepared to do. to help the Coun- cil in the matter if a drainage system was drawn up, and the representative made certain conditions, but could not bind himself to any of them at that moment. The Surveyor stated that he had written to the County Surveyor toi ask him whether he would meet him on the school premises to in- spect the sanitary arrangements there, and he had replied that he would do so at an early date. At the request of Mr George Williams, the Councillor for the parish, the Surveyor met him in the village on the 15th mst. to make an inspection of the district for the purpose of 1 t- commending another scheme of drainage for Mrs Walkden's property. After making a care- ful inspection, they thought that in the absence of a sewerage system for the whole village, the most practical method of draining the property was by laying a sewer down the lane under the railwav bridge, crossing the waste land on to the main load by Mount Pleasant, then along the main road and connect with the existing sewerage svstem near the Wesleyan chapel. He estimated the cost of a 9-inch sewer roughly at £ 120, and a 6-inch sewer at [100. A letter was also read from the Local Govern- ment Board enclosing a copy of a letter ad- dressed to them by Mrs Limouzin with refer- ence to the drainage of the village of Meliden, and requesting to be furnished with the observa- tion of the Council thereon. The following petition was also, read by the Cieik To the members) of the St. Asaph, Rural District Council. Gentlemen,—We, the undersigned property owners and ratepayers of Dyserth, respectfully submit for your consideration the urgenrt need of a system of drainage for Dyserth, and the imperative necessity for immediate action in securing the same. While recognising the cost which such an oaitlay will entail, the advan- tages, both present and in the near future, will fully compensate for the expenditure of such an undertxking. While makinlg the locality more sanitary for the present inhabitants, a good drainage scheme will also be an impetus in the rapid development in the building of a number of improved class of houses, which is much in demand at present. Twenty-six signatures were attached to the petition. Mr Conwy-Bell 'Proposed That this Coun- cil meet the Meliden Parish Council, and re- quest Mr PicJrerilng and Mr Andrews, the repre- sentative of the Railway Company, to. generally discuss the whole question of the drainage of Meliden." Miss Owen Jones -seconded, and it was car- ried. A long discussion ensued and it was decided that a meeting be arranged in due course by the parties mentioned in the resolution, with a view of coming to some understanding regarding the drainage of Meliden. Mr Conwy-Bell remarked that those people who built at those places knew of the risks, they ran, and when they were in trouble they ap- pealed to the Council for help. THE ISOLATION HOSPITAL QUESTION. The Council considered the Joint Hospital Committee's report as to the provision of an isolation hospital, also a letter from the Den- bighshire Infirmary Committee drawing atten- tion to the need of an. infectious hospital in the district, and a further letter from the Local Government Board enquiring the present posi- tion of the proposed scheme for the provision of a hospital. During a discusion which followed it trans- pired that Presbatyn was not inclined to join in the matter, and it was decided to move without Abergele. Mr Conwy-Bell said they were beset with difficulties. The larger the scheme which was required, the more land was required. If they departed from the original scheme so as to em- brace Prestatyn and Abergele, they would need more land than was originally intended. There was a general feeling to have as few hospitals as possible. If the four places intended to be embraced were considered, they would need more land than they had, and in consequence they had been unable to do business. He was informed by the Surveyor that a hospital with twelve beds might do but they would have to get the sanction of the Local Government Board. Each meeting they had had, new obstac.es seemed to arise, and they were as far off as ev.er in going forward with the scheme. Mr Edwin Morgan supported Mr Bell in his views, and stated that they had discussed the question^ for_ years, andjiow other questions of

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