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RHYL IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS.

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RHYL IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS. MONTHLY MEETING. The monthly meeting of the Rhyl Improvement Commissioners was held at the Board Room, Town Hall, on Monday. Present: Messrs Wm. Williams j (chairman), Thos. Ellis, P. Mostyn Williams, S. Perks, J. H. Ellis, Robt. Jones, J. Frimston, Abel Jones, Jos. Williams, W. J. Kent, J. B. Linnel, A. L. Clews, T. Davies, Rev John Williams, E. W. Keatinge, R. D. Roberts, H. J. B. Lawreuce, J. S. Greenhalgh, and the officials of the Board, Messrs A. Rowlands (Town Clerk), R. Hashes (Town Surveyor), and Dr Eyton Lloyd (Medical Officer of Health). A HAPPY NEW YEAB TO ALL. The Chairman said that that being the occasion of their first meeting sinoe the advent of the year 1891, he took that opportunity of wishing them all a happy new year. He hoped the new year would be a prosperous one both to them individually and to Rhyl as a town (hear, hear). Mr Thos. Ellis, on behalf of Ire colleagues and himself, reciprocated the kind wishes of the Chairman. PBOFEBBBD ATTEMPT TO CONCILIATE. Mr W. J. Kent, before the confirmation of the minutes of the last meeting, asked that the standing orders of the board be suspended, with the view of deferring the minutes of the special meeting at which a decision was taken with respect to the consecration of a part of the cemetery until after the minutes of the general purposes committee. This would be a desirable course to adopt because he thought they could find a common course of action satisfactory to all. Mr P. M. Williams submitted that that would be an irregular proceeding. He did not wish to raise any question or ba in any way disagreeable. He should bo most happy to meet any suggestion put forward by Mr Kent. At the same time he did not think the board should stultify itself by agreeing to what Mr Kent proposed. The Chairman said the only object of reading and confirming the minutes was to give them an opportunity of ascertaining whether they were correctly recorded or not. Mr Abel Jones said that if Mr Kent had any good news, tending to prevent the religious quarrel with whioh they were threatened, he was sure the Board would ba very glad to help him. Could he net let them know in some way the nature of the communication he had to make ? The Chairman asked Mr Kent why he could not bring what he had to say forward on the considera- tion of item No. 5 on the agenda. Mr T. Ellis asked that Mr Kent should be allowed I' to make hit* communication before the minutes were confirmed. Mr Kent could not agree to that course, and the minutes of the last Board meeting, together wita the special minutes, were read and confirmed, Mr Kent voting against the minutes of the special meeting. BEPOBT. The Surveyor, in his monthly report, stated that Mr W. Dunbar entered upon his duties on the 18th ult. The Assistant Inspector of Nuisances, Mr Huxley, entered upon his duties on the 29th ult. —Keeling's destructor: This column and furnace bad been received, and was now being fitted up in the yard ready for fixing on the sewers. The painting and plumbing work of the Town Hall had been nearly completed.—Road material: Consider- able delay had occurred in the delivery of this material, owing to the severe weather; but a consignment of forty-six tons had been received from Penmaenmawr.—Plans of the cemetery, Pen- y-Maes site, had been sent to the Local Government Board on the 22nd ult. The Surveyor, in reply to Mr Frimston, said that as soon as the work he had already in hand was completed, he would take the footpaths in hand; but he could not promise to do anything before the March meeting. The Surveyor's report was then referred to the different committees in the usual course. BOAD AND FORESHORE COMMITTEE BUSINESS. At a meeting of the road and foreshore committee on Deoember 9th, the plana of several new build- ings and alterations were considered.—A letter was read from the Office of Woods and Forests, offering a lease of the foreshore from point marked A to B on plans at £2 per annum—deferred.—A letter was read from Mr W. Bell, Bodrhyddan, complaining of delay in the erection of a new and permanent bridge across Fforddlas, and giving notice that unless it was commenced within a fortnight from that date, he would take away the temporary bridge.—Deferred.—At a subsequent meeting it was resolved to advertise for an experienced draughts- man and surveyor for about two months at 2i guineas a week, to work absolutely on the Pro- menade improvements until they are completed, and afterwards on any other urgent works. Mr Greenhalgh complained that the instructions were not carried out in regard to the grass plats on the Promenade: but Mr Kent and others stated that if Mr Greenhalgh had attended committee meetings he would have seen that the Commissioners bad not broken faith with him. At a meeting of the Road and Foreshore Com- mittee, December 15th, nineteen applications were made for the post of assistit^t surveyor, and at an adjourned meeting Mr W. W. Dunbar, Liverpool, was selected for about two months. The Chairman was authorised to assist the Town Surveyor in giving instructions to Mr Dunbar. The ashphalting of the Promenade was discussed, aud it was decided that the ashphalt be put on the present surface except where it will have to be curved down to the kerb- stone. At a subsequent meeting of the committee Mr Clews was unanimously elected chairman in the place of Mr W. Williams, who was elected chairman of the Boaid. A letter was read from Mr Williams, Summerfleld, as owner of the Foryd field, asking the views of the Commissioners upon the subject of the main sewer easement, the outfall, the extension of Parade to Foryd, &c. Mr Williams was respect- fully informed that the Commissioners did not recognize any claim to the main sewer easement. A letter was read from Mr J. Arthur Evans, asking for the support of the Commissioners to a proposal to erect a large pavilion on the foreshore. Recom- mended that Mr Evans be respectfully informed that the Commissioners will be glad to give their support to a definite scheme for a pavilion whioh may satisfy them in the interests of the town. Mr Keatinge asked how much longer the Surveyor would be engaged on the work of the Promenade. The Surveyor said that the assist tnt surveyor had been very well employed, but owing to the severe weather he could not make a survey of the Promen- ade; and he thought that when the sections were laid before the committee they would be very well pleased with the work. The work he had been engaged in included the ashphalting and rearrange- ment of the walls and the grass plats on the Prom- enade. Mr Keatinge: How much longer will he be engaged upon these plans f The Chairman: You had better address the chair- man. It is not fair to catechise the surveyor like that. The Surveyor, in answer to a further questions by Mr Keatinge, said it was not correct to describe what was being done as a few grass plats. There were sections to be made, and a wail erected for dealing with the sand drift there were also Mr Greennalgb's rockeries (laughter). Mr P. Mostyn Williams said that there had been no unnecessary delay with the plans. It would be found that they would be most elaborate. Mr Sooones took four or five months to prepare his plans, and yet Mr Dunbar's plans would bo found more elaborate than Mr Sooones'. The Chairman referred to the difficulty that the surveyor had to contend with, and the minutes were afterwards confirmed. TIm WATEB SUPPLY. j. At a meeting of the sewerage and sanitary committee the special report of the Medical Officer of Health was considered. The committee went carefully through it, and lequested the medical officer to prepare a further report on the health of the district at the present time. Mr P. Mostyn Williams, in moviug the confirma- tion of the minntes, said that among the things touched upon in the medical officer of health's report was the water supply. He pointed out that1 the pressure was very inadequate during the sum- mer months, and that some of the houses were not properly supplied with water. It was also observed at the meeting that the pressures was taken off to a great degree at night, and if there happened to be an outbreak ef fire, there would be a difficulty in getting the proper pressure. This was a serious oharge against the Water Company, and the clerk was instructed to communicate with them. At present the main service pipe from the Bodelwyddan reservoir was tapped on the road, whioh tended to diminish the pressure of the water brought to Rhyl. They pointed out it would be neoessary as soon as possible to have a separate main from the service reservoir, and taken all the way to Penycefndy, from which point a main pipe should go to the Parade without being tapped at ail. The main pipe that served the Parade was at present tapped on the road, aud the pressure was very much diminished in consequence. As to the storeage tanks, they were informed by Mr Huxley that it was only necessary in Liverpool to have sufficient storeage capacity for the water cloeets and baths in the houses. The water for domestic purposes should be obtained from the service pipes. But the Water Oaatfuij is m,.1 bad instated vpQa bttteg 1 large storeage tanks in the houses equal to 20 gallons per head. So that in the height of the season a house having 60 or 60 inmates this would mean a tank of 1,200 gallons. If they only re- quired oisterns for the water closets and the baths a much smaller cistern would do, inasmuch as the main Bupply should be obtained from the servioe pipes. This was a matter they had urged upon the Water Company, and if they did not give them satis- factory terms and supply them better than they had done. they must see what could be done with the object of having a supply of their own (hear, hear). The Clerk read a letter dated January 2, whioh he had addressed to the Company embodying what had been said by Mr Mostyn Williams. Mr Kent regretted that the letter had been sent to the oompany. Mr J. 8. Greenhalgh was very much obliged to the sanitary committee for complying with the views he had brought before them with regard to the watei supply. Mr Keatinge, referring to the water supply, said he bad a large cistern in his house, and there had not been a drop of water in it for three weeks. Mr Perks said the question of the water supply was one of very serious importance to the town and required to be seriously grappled with. The duty of the board was to see that some course be taken without further dely. He partieularly direoted his remarks to the deficiency in the supply cf water I during the past fortnight. It had come to his knowledge that large ratepayers and consumers of water had been absolutely without any water in 'I' their cisterns for something like 12 days. That had uot only occasioned serious inconvenience, but tended to bring about a very imperfect sanitary state of affairs. Hp id not think the Water Company had done ay could to remedy the defect. Application been made to them, and they replied that a certain amount of pressure had been put on. They could not aooount for the defi- ciency, they said, unless the ice had got into the mains. Mr Thos. Eliis and Mr R. D. Robsrts having supported the remarks of Mr Mostyn Williams, the minutes of the committee were confirmed. THK PUROHASH OF THB MUDLAND. At a meeting of the general purposes committee the Chairman of the board, the Chairman of the committee, Mr W. J. Kent, Mr Robt. Jones, Mr R. D Roberts were appointed to attend the inquiry on Wednesday, to support the application of the commissioners for the sanction ot tbe Looal Govern- ment Bord to a loan of JE106 for the purchase of the mudland.—Confirmed. THE GAS BILL. The general purposes committee reported having considered the provisions of the Gas Bill, and reoommended that 24 more copies of the bill be procured for the use of the Commissioners. Mr Mostyn Williams, in moving the confirmation of the minutes, said they at the last meeting of the board unanimously decided to oppose the bill. At the same time a suggestion was thrown out that the Gas Company be inquired their prioe for selling the works. A letter had been sent to that effect, but no reply had been received. Mr Keatinge, in seconding the confirmation of the minutes, said the Gas CompanY4 appeared anxious to get as muoh as possible, and to give as little as possible in return. Mr Kent asked the board not to drive half a dozen 'buses through Temple Bar. He opposed the purchase of the gas works and passed some severe strictures on the propoeals.contained in the Gas Bill. Instead of asking that the standard price of gas should be 4S. Ja thousand, he thought the company ought to be more than satisfied with 2s. 9d. per thousand. Mr Perks, while not taking part in the discussion, said it was only fair to the Gas Company to say that Mr Kent did not seem to understand the Bill, cr he made statements not at all in accordance with facts. The minutes were afterwards confirmed.

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