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Conway Housing Proposals.

Llanfairfechan Urban District!…


Llanfairfechan Urban District Council. UNEQUAL RATING. A meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday evening. The Chairman (Mr. J. Harrison) presided, and the other members present were Messrs. W. G. Roberts (Camarnaint), Thos. Roberts, J. R. Williams, W. Timminms, J. D. Williams, T. J. Owen, T. S. Morgan, Dr. Archdall, Messrs. W. G. Roberts (Hall Bank), and Harry Jorss with the Clerk (Mr. W. H. Ellis) and the Surveyor (Mr. Thomas Hughes). ENCROACHMENT ON THE SHORE. It was reported that a special meeting of the Council had been held on the seashore, to consider the sea encroachments, and it was decided to erect an additional wooden groyne to prevent further encroachments. With regard to Penclip the Council de- cided that the proposed purchase by the County Council of land at Penclip be ap- proved, and that the Council should ask the County Council to receive a deputation to impress upon them the desirability of ac- quiring the necessary land. The Council also agreed with regard to en- croachments by the sea that the owners of the land at the sea front be written to as to the sale of the land. PEN YCLIP. The Clerk to the Carnarvon County Coun- cil (Mr. J. T. Roberts) wrote asking whether the Council agreed to the purchase of the land at Penyclip within their jurisdiction, required for the protection of ths road. The Penmaenmawr Council had given their con- sent, and as soon as the Llanfairfechan con- sent was received, it was his intention to call a special meeting of the Surveyor's Com- mittee to consider the matter, and this would be followed by a special meeting of the County Council. He had already pointed out to the Council the importance of acting promptly, as further delay might result in the finding that the land had been sold to the Railway Company. In a subsequent letter the Clerk to the County Council stated he feared the Office of Woods would be un- willing to sell the plot: and all events that was the view expressed by the gentleman whom he saw when he called at the office. Sir Stafford Howard was only willing to sell so much of the land as was required for the protection of the road, and in his opinion the two plots the subject of the present negotiation were ample for the purpose. The Office of Woods wrote that Sir Stafford Howard regretted he was unable to enter- tain the Council's application to purchase further land at Penyclip owing to the pro- bable future requirements of the Penmaen- mawr quarries. Mr. T. J. Owen said it was clear the Sur- veyor's Committee did not understand the situation. He proposed that a deputation be sent to then. Mr. Jorss agreed, and said if the road was undermined the old road would have to be brought into 1.,se again. Mr. T. G. Morgan said it was wrong of the Office of Woods to give preference to the ?u?-Tr-y Company It was decided to send a deputation to the Surveyor's Committee. THE CENSUS. A letter was read from the Census Office stating that on the night of Sunday, April 2nd, 1911, a census of the population of England and Wales would be taken, and asking the co-operation of the Council in order to secure the services of efficient enumerators, upon whom the success of the census largely depended. Mr. T. G. Morgan suggested that unem- ployed clerks should be recommended for the work. In some places where paid officials did the work, their remuneration was deducted from their salaries. Mr. Timmins said the work would have to be done properly. Mr. Jorss: Our officials have plenty of work to do already. It was decided to allow the officials to do the work if they so desired. THE LOCAL TRAIN SERVICE. A letter was read from the London and North Western Railway Company regarding a Llanfairfechan stop being given on the 4 p.m. express Liverpool to Carnarvon. They were sorry to say that to give this stop would risk del,tying the down Irish Boat Express which followed the train closely through Bangor with the result that the 4 p.m. from Liverpool would frequently be held at Llandudno Junction for the boat ex- press to pass, and the service at Llanfair- fechan would be then no better than at present. As the Council knew, there was a train already leaving Llandudno Junction for Llanfairfechan at 6.8 p.m. In any case the time tables were now printed until the end of April, and they would not be considering any alterations for some time. Mr. Timmins said that if the Council wanted satisfaction from the Railway Com- pany a deputation must be sent to them. It was decided to send a deputation to Chester- A PLAGUE OF RATS. A letter was read from Mr. J. M. Baker, of the Gorddinog Estate Office, stating that Colonel Platt, C.B., wished him to write to the Council and ask if anything could be done to kill the rats—huge things that in- fested the rubbish tipped at Glasmor Elias by the Council. After a discussion, Ir. W. G. Roberts suggested that the Surveyor should get rid of the nuisance, and this was agreed to THE FORESHORE. Mr. Rice Hughes, Bay-view, Llanfair- fechan, sent a letter in which he stated that as the tenancy of the foreshore at Llanfair- fechan terminated at March, he would feel obliged if the Council would kindly allow him to rent it again for future seasons. He found it a great convenience to his business. The letter was referred to a Committee. THE RECTOR S COMPLAINT The following letter was read from the Rector of Llanfairfechan, and a Special Committee was appointed to consider the matter: May I ask the Council to take the following proposition into consideration with regard to the surface water that at present runs on to the building sites in the Rectory field. The present arrangement is most unsatisfactory, and I am writing to suggest that we should be allowed to close up the present outlet and let surface water flow pass the Penybryn Hotel, and empty itself on the Rectory Field on the last side of the Churchyard. Mr. Williams will readily do what he can to carry this plan out, and as I am still providing an outlet for the surface water on to the Rectory field, I hope the Council will accede to my request. I am not trying to get out of taking the sur- face water, I am only suggesting that I should be allowed to take it in. in another place." In view of the recent accident it was de- cided to ask the Railway Company to form wide steps on the 10ne pitching near Pant- y-Penmaen. RATING INEQUALITIES. Mr. T. G. Morgan protested against rating inequalities n the town. He said two houses erected in Park-terrace had been assessed at [12, whereas the rent asked for one of them was L2,S. They complained of inequalities, and here they were perpetrating another anomaly The Surveyor We assessed them the same as other houses in the place. Mr. Morgan We are worse off than under the Vestry. Mr. W. G. Roberts (Camarnaint) The whole place wants ie-valuing. Mr. TimrniiJS It is time we tackled our Guardians in the matter to let us have a re- valuation. Mr. T. O. Morgan moved that the Assess- ment Committee should be asked to re-assess the whole Union, and this was carried. THE CEMETERY. The Surveyor reported that the Cemetery had been tidied, and Dr. Archdall hoped it would be kept in that condition. THE SE V FRONT. It was decided to hold a meeting at the sea front to consider the recent encroach- ments, Mr. Jorss saying the position was serious, the place having been changed after the recent gale.

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