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THE BOARD'S ACCOUNT WITH THE TREASURER. The Chairman said that there appeared to be a misunderstanding between the treasurer of the Board (Mr D E R Griffith, L. & P. Bank) as to the salary the Board were to pay him. The treasurer said that the Board owed him £18. Some time ago the Board gave him a cheque for £9, but the auditor surcharged this because the Board could legally pay any money for interest. Several of them bad the idea that they only owed £ 1 10s, and they had been looking up the minutes and could not find anything in proof of an arrangement whereby the Board was to pay five per cent. on all over drafts. The only argument in favour of the treasurer was the fact that the Board had already drawn out a cheque for £ 9.—Mr R Gillart asked if the treasurer could prove that such an arrangement existed.—The Clerk said that in 1894 both banks were asked to tender for the work and the L & P Bank gave the following terms :—Five per cent. on all temporary over drafts or £ 1 10s per year to cover it. Upon these terms the L and P Bank were appointed.—Canon Trevor thought the overdraft must have been heavy to make up £18. They could not, expect banks to lend C200 for £ 1 10s.— The Chairman Yes, the overdraft has been heavy —The Rev Josiah Jones was in favour of appointing someone to go to the Bank.—The Chairman The argument against us is the fact that we drew a cheque for £ 9—Mr R Gillart thought that they ought to have an explanation as to how long the overdraft had been going on.—The Chairman: Mr Griffith] has showed me tho accounts in the ledger and we have been on the wrong side for a long time. We cannot expect £1 10s. to cover the interest on a big overdraft.—Mr R Gillart: I do not feel justified in passing that without an explanation and a record made for further guidance. —Cannon Trevor said that they could not expect the Board to be treated different to private individuals, and with an overdraft of £ 200.—The Clerk Oh much worse than that —Canon Trevor Well there you are. If our precepts are not obeyed we must obtain money; if the Bank charged more than the usual rate they would have some grounds for objecting.— The Rev Josiah Jones But we ought to have an explanation as to the £1 10s.—The Clerk said that the first overdraft was for £ 400, and this was cleared off by instal- ment. -The Board agreed to consult Mr Griffith upon the matter. THE RATES. The Chairman said that there was only £85 to the credit of the Board, and the salaries would have to be paid next month. The last precept issued December 1st had not been paid. Mr Lewis Williams, the collector, he was sorry to say was ill. —Canon Trevor said that the Board could not do nothing beyond requesting the overseers" to have the money collected as soon as possible.-It was agreed to write to the overseers. THE BOARD AND THE PRESS. The Chairman asked whether the latter part of the proceedings were to be reported. — Mr Gillart: Yes, better let it be reported.-The Rev D H Hughes: We have nothing to hide.— Mr It Gillart: Enough has been said about the meetings not having been reported.—There was no other business.

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