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COMMITTEE MEETINGS. ---THE…

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS. THE CULVERT EXTENSION PLANS. ANOTHER EXPERT TO BE ENGAGED. At the usual weekly meeting of the Tenby Corporation Committees, held in the Council Chamber on Monday afternoon, the first business considered was the question of appointing an engineer to advise the Council as to which was the best of the three schemes sent in for the extension of the Culvert by firms of engineers selected by the Corporation several months ago. A scheme sent in under the nom de plume of Civitas pro- poses to extent the Culvert to low water mark at Spring tides partly by means of a tube of ferro- concrete, finishing with a double line of steel pipes, at an estimated cost of a little over JE3000, a price which the Council seem to think below the actual cost. Another scheme submitted by Ritec" proposes to build a stone and concrete Culvert from the present ventilating shaft to a distance of 700 feet only, whereas Civitas pro- vides for 1250 feet extension, and for this amount of work "Ritec" suggests that the cost will be equal to the more elaborate scheme submitted by Civitas." A third scheme sent in by Simplex with a set of very elaborate plans, is judged to be altogether beyond the resourses of the town, consequently the decision really lies between Civitas and Ritec." The Mayor, Aldermen Leach, Griffiths, and Chiles strongly support the idea that the engagement of an engineer of note, at a fee which will probably amount to some fifty guineas, is the best course to adopt. Councillor Mason advised the adoption of the scheme sub- mitted by "Ritec" if the Council were afraid of that sent in by "Civitas," and that "Ritec" should be invited to prepare detailed plans neces- sary for submission to the Local Government Board, as the scheme was one within the means of the town's finances, while the 700 feet advocated by him could always be extended at a future time should it be found necessary. Although "Ritec" was careful to point out that after careful observa- tion by means of floats at all states of the tide, he was satisfied that the extension recommended by him would prove satisfactory to all concerned. Councillor Stokes declared that he was astounded to find that sewage was deposited upon the South Beach, and it was imperative that they should carry out a scheme which would be a complete cure for the complaint. Councillor Mason re- torted that as he had been calling the attention of the Town Council for many years to the fact that sewage was deposited on the beach, and long ago had sent a letter from an important visitor to the then Mayor of Tenby, he was glad to hear that his complaint was at last admitted to be true; but he begged that they would not rush into a scheme which would land the town again into a heavy burden of debt. Ritec's scheme was a sound one, and could be carried out at a moderate cost. Alderman Leach proposed that a certain engineer be invited to quote his terms for advising the Corporation in the matter. Alderman Grif- fiths seconded, and the resolution was carried, Councillor Sandercock being the only member who supported Councillor Mason's proposal that the scheme of Ritec be accepted.—A letter was read from Mr T. P. Hughes, asking the Council to close St. Nicholas Lane for horse traffic. Alderman Griffiths declared that he had been a serious loser owing to the hoarding having been op so long, and he strongly objected to the sug- gestion being complied with. Several other mem- bers were of the same opinion, and Mr Hughes's request was refnsed.— Miss Mildred Truscott wrote thanking the Council for appointing her Meteorological Observer. She also set out the whole of the duties appertaining to the office, and asked to be allowed a supply of stationery owing to the numerous letters to which she had to reply in connection with the appointment; and her request was agreed to. It was also decided that for the future Miss Truscott's salary should be JE15 per annum.—The Borough Surveyor sub- mitted sketch plan showing position of telegraph poles to be erected in Trafalgar Road, and same was approved of.—The question of terms on which the Silent Battery site was leased to the Government was discussed, but adjourned for a further report from the Town Clerk.—Mr Ford- ham sent in an application for a 75 years' building lease of the site of his cottage on The Green, as he would like to rebuild same. The Surveyor was instructed to report on the matter.—The Surveyor suggested that the Town Council should lease a small piece of ground at the back of the present Fire Station, belonging to the Charity Trustees, which had come into their hands, and a small committee was appointed to examine the site and report.—Upon the meeting being declared at an end, Councillor Mason asked when the question of the appointment of the Borough Treasurer was to be discussed, but at the request of the ijiayor it was allowed to stand over until next week.

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