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DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCILS. ♦ HOOLE. Mr. W. Nightingale presided over the monthly meeting of this Council on Monday evening, there being also present Messrs. J. Taylor, W. Phillips, R. C. Davies, E. N. Hum- phreys, Richardson, E. Woodward, Martin, Nield (deputy clerk), C. A. Ewing (surveyor), and Atkin (inspector). THE FIRE BRIGADE. The Surveyor produced the plans of the pro- posed fire engine station, &c., the cost of which it was stated would be about £ 300.—The Chairman wanted to know whether, if they were incorporated with Chester, they would have the £300 returned. (Laughter.) He thought the matter had better be left in abeyance.—Mr. E. N. Humphreys: That is the opinion of many people outside too.—Mr. R. C. Davies moved that the plans be approved.— This was seconded, and Mr. Humphreys pro- posed as an amendment that the matter be deferred pending the result of the proposed incerporation.—Mr. Richardson seconded, but on being put to the meeting the amendment was lost. JUBILEE ACCOUNTS. Mr. R. C. Davies, on behalf of the treasurer, submitted the accounts of the Jubilee celebra- tions. These shewed that the subscriptions, exclusive of extra amounts promised though not yet paid in, amounted to JE37 3s. 6d. The expenditure had been £37 2s. 4d., and there was thus a balance in hand of Is. 2d. NO CLERK OF THE WORKS: A QUESTION OF PRINCIPLE. The Deputy Clerk read a resolution passed by the Council on March 1st in reference to the Pickering-street (North) works. The reso- lution provided that Mr. H. Crowder's contract be. accepted, and that a clerk of the works be engaged at JE3 a week.—Mr. Humphreys asked if that resolution had been carried out.—Mr. Ewing said he constituted himself clerk of the works, and had visited them as often as necessary. He had saved the proprietor the £3 a week, but of course it was nothing to him.—Mr, Humphreys asked why a clerk of the works was not appointed.—Mr. Ewing said it was most difficult to get one, and seeing that it was such a small matter he thought the best thing to do would be the course he had taken.—Mr. Humphreys: Did you make any effort to get one? Mr. Ewing Yes. I enquired in several places, and I think I ceuld only have got one in ?r"?Ston*—Mr. Humphreys: I am not reflecting on you at all, but I do think that when the Council pass a resolution of that kind it should be carried out, or any variation of it should be sanctioned by the Council. We did not know that no clerk of the works had been appointed at the time.—Mr.Ewing: I mentioned it at the time to one or two members — Mr. Humphreys: As a matter of prin- ciple I don't think it should have been done.—The Chairman thought it should have been brought before the Council.—Mr. Humphreys said there was a special reason for having a clerk of the works on the spot.—Mr. Taylor while not at all reflecting upon the surveyor, concurred with Mr. Humphreys.—The Chairman remarked that it would be an under- stood thing in the future that before such a thing was dropped it should be brought before the Council.—Mr. Ewing: I did it. for the best. Mr. Humphreys: I am sure you did, but it is a dangerops principle. THE LIGHTING OF HOOLE. Mr. Martin called attention to the report of the recent meeting of the Chester Gas Company, in which it was stated that the chairman in response to a question asked by a shareholder about the lighting of Hoole, said the Gas Company must first be approached by the local authority on the subject. He (Mr. Martin) proposed that the Council ask the Gas Company to put incandescent lights on the Hoole-road.— Mr. R. C. Davies thought that if they went in for improved lighting in Hoole-road, the best plan would be for them to approach the city in regard to the electric light.—Mr. Taylor could not understand where the insufficient lighting came in.—The Chairman thought the lighting of Hoole Bridge was exceedingly bad, and wanted putting right.—The matter dropped.

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