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OFFICIALS AND THEIR SALARIES AT BARRY. LENGTHY DISCUSSION AT THE DISTRICT COUNCIL. A MUTILATED REPORT. At a meeting of the Barry District Council on Monday evening a report was presented by the Local Government Board Committee embodying recommendations from the Officials' Committee, which hns been sitting for several months considering the question of the revision of the salaries and arrangements of the various offices.- Mr Harris, the manager of the Gas Works, made an application for an increase of salary, and the salaries of the three chief officials of the Gas and Water department were considered at the same time. The recommendation was made that the matter be deferred for the present, pending the decision of the Gas and Water Committee whether it would not be possible to have one head official to manage their department The Gas and Water Committee have since reported that they did not consider the present an opportune time for making a change inasmuch as they have an exception- ally large amount of work to get through. Mr Smith-Jcnes contended that this very reason showed the necessity for having one head for the whole department, because it was patent to everyone that no successful business had ever been promoted by having three men doing nearly the same work. He moved a resolution that the matter be referred back again to the Gas and Water Committee for a fuller report. Mr D. Morgan seconded, and wished to know the reason for the change. The resolution was eventually carried by four votes to three. A more important recommendation had been made, to the effect that an accountant had been recommended, at a salary of J6250 a year, increasing by yearly sums of .£10 to 4>300, that official to devote the whole of his time to the office have assistance provided for him, and that he should check the accounts of the Council and keep the Council's books. Councillor Smith-Jones wished to move an amendment to this paragraph, so that the official should devote his time and attention, without assistance, to the checking of all accounts of the Council from every depart- ment. Councillor Manaton seconded. Alderman Meggitt said there could be no doubt that the appointment would mean a separate department and a separate staff, and unless they were prepared to meet the expenses of another staff they should drop the whole matter. The Chairman said they intended the official to be something like a borough treasurer in an incorporated town. The amendment was put to the meeting and carried, and having become a substan- tive motion, Aid Meggitt moved that the whole paragraph be eliminated from the report. The Chairman seconded. The amendment was carried by four votes to three, and Mr White raised the question as to whether the Public Works committee should not consider the salaries of the Surveyor's assistants. Councillor Manaton asked whether the Committee had considered the advisability of having a Clerk who would devote the whole of his time to the duties of the Coun- cil. The Chairman: Yes, we considered it, and consider it to be unwise from a financial standpoint. After some further discussion the matter dropped.

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