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PONTYPOOL 1 LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. The monthly meetingi was held on Friday. Present: Messrs Wm. Sandbrook, J. Bevan, P* Eckersley, S. B. Mason, S. Morgan, J. Knipe, Richd. Jones, and T. Fletcher. On the motion of Mr Sandbrook, seconded by Dr Mason- w Mr T. FLETOHER was voted to the chair. Mr Bevan's motion respecting the inquiry into the salary of the clerk and surveyor, was gone into, and the matter was cleared up in a satis- factory manner. The following document, relative to the pro- posed new road, was read Local Government Board,Whitehall, S.W., 2nd August, 1877. Sir,—I am directed by the Local Government Board to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 20th ultimo, with reference to the application of the Pontypool Local Board for the Board's sanction to a loan of £ 1,500 for the construction of a new road in conjunction with the Abersychan Local Board. I am to state that before deciding upon this appli- z, cation, the Board will direct a local inquiry to be held on the subject by one of their inspectors. The in- quiry will take place as soon as the other engagements of their inspectors will permit, and due notice of it will be given. I am to draw attention to the provisions of section 154 of the Public Health Act, 1S75, which render the sanction of the Board necessary to the purchase of premises for the purpose of making any new street. The Board observes that the detailed estimates ef such of the works as are to be carried out in the Pontypool Local Government District amount only to £ 874, whereas sanction is asked for a loan of 41,500, and they direct me to enquire how the dif- ference between the estimales and the proposed loan is to be accounted for. I am, sir, your obedient servant, HUGH OWEN, Junr., Assistant Secretary, To E. Stephens, Esq., the Clerk to the Pontypool Local Board, Pontypool. The following answer to the above was given by the clerk :— Gentlemen,-In reply to your letter of the 2nd inst., I beg to state that the detailed estimate for- warded with our application is the professional one, and the prices charged are very low. It is the opinion of our board that the work mentioned in the estimate will cost from £1100 to £1200, and they have asked for the larger sum to be ready for any extra expense that may arise. I also beg to state that our board have only made provisional arrangements with the parties through whose land the road will pass, and are waiting the sanction of your honourable Board before completing those arrangements. I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant, E. STEPHENS, Clerk, &c. Some discussion having taken place on the subject of the new road, the clerk was instructed to call a meeting of the joint committees. Respecting the complaints made by parties of the existence of a nuisance in West Place, the clerk said that Mr Probyu had sold all the pigs, and that carts had been employed to take the manure off the premises, but still a quantity of manure keeps accumulating from the slaughter- house. He bad sent a letter to Mr Probyn, tell- ing him that unless he abstained from the boil- ing of offal he would be summoned. Documents from the Trustees in Bankruptcy of two ratepayers, offering a composition of 7s 6d in discharge of rates due to tha board were read. It was agreed that solicitors should be con- sulted on the subject. Attention was directed to the nuisance exist- ing in a passage near Mr Bunning's shop. Mr Parkes, as steward of the Lady and Lords of the Manor, was quite willing to allow the passage to bo closed up, so as to get rid of the nuisance. After some discussion, the matter was left in abeyance. It was resolved to make an alteration in the rate of wages paid to the board's workmen. Ths bills for the past month amounted to R59 15s Id wages, £39 18s 9d-totai, R142 16s 5d. Collected during the month, £130. The medical officer's report was road, as fol- lows I beg to report that 9 deaths and 16 births were registered as having occurred in your district during the month of July; two deaths were attributed to measles and complications, and two to croup seven deaths were amongst children under 5 years of age, leaving only two adults to be accounted for; one of these was a female aged' 23 years and died of con- sumption, the other a female aged 74 who died of disease of the heart. The death-rate was 22.3 per 1000 per annum. Measles still prevails in various parts of the town, but of a mild character. Milk.-I beg to call your attention to the quality of milk sold in your district; numerous complaints have been made to me from time to time that it is very poor-half water, &c. I suggest that an analyst should be employed, and samples of milk obtained from the various vendors, and after examination to report to the board. The result would be interesting as well as instructive, and could not fail to have a beneficial effect. Mr Gilchrist, analytical chemist, Blaenavon, would readily undertake the duty; and the fee, I think, would be about two guineas. J. WILLIAMS, M.D. The milk question was deferred to a future meeting. This conceded the business of the board.

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