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LLMTB1SMT BOARD SCHOOL. The first meeting ef the LIantrisant School Board after the election, was held at the Public Offices, ^Llantrisant, on Friday, when there were present:— Mr Josiah Lewis (in the chair), Messrs Wm. Stewart, David Williams, J. p. Williams, Ishmael Williams, and John Davies. ELECTION OF CHAIBMAN AND VICE-CHAIKMAN. The Chairman said that the first duty which be had to do was a very easy one, and that was to propose the re-election of Judge Gwilym Williams as chairman for the next three years. It was not neces- sary for him to say anything in eulogy of Jndge Williams, for his position and influence in the place were well-known to them all. He would only say that be sincerely hoped that the ratepayers of Llan- trisant would be fortunate in securing his services for many years to come. It would be a serious loss to the Board if they were to lose Judge "Williams. He, therefore, baa very great pleasure in proposing that fcis Honour Judge Gwiljm "Williams be elected chairman for the next three years. Mr David "Wil- ■li&ms seconded the proposition.—Mr J. P. Williams thought it was an honour to thatBcard to have Judge Williams as chairman, and he thought that the rate- payers ought to be proud to have such a chairman.— The motion was then put to the meeting, and carried unanimously.—Mr J. P. "Williams proposed, and Mr Stewart seconded, that Mr Josiah Lewis, their pre- vious vice-chairman should be re-appointed. Carried Macimously.—The Vice Cbahman thanked them for the compliment which they bad paid him for the Second time in appointing him vice-chairman of the Beard. He only hoped that they bad met there that day to commence another term, and be only hoped that every member of the Board would do his utmost for the welfare of the Board. All that he could do would be in that direction—he would do all in his power to carry cn the work of the Board with efficiency, not forgetting the eccneauy which was fairly due to the ratepayers.—Mr J. P. Williams said that be felt very sorry that the Vicar was out. They had found him a "Very useful and very serviceable member of the Board and be (the speaker) had always found him a gentle- man in every sense of the word. He felt very sorry that the Vicar was out.—Mr D. Williams said that it was a great loss to him that the Vicar was out, as they bad always worked well together.—The Chair- van said it was a general loss to the Board to lose a aaan of the Vicar's capacity. He was never cfficious, and never pushed himself forward, but always joined any other member in promoting anything that was for the benefit of the Board. The minutes of the last meeting were then read. PLACE OF MEETING. Mr J. P. Williams suggested that the meetings of the Board should take place at Cymmer.—Mr D. 'Williams said it was a very central place.—The Clerk: The only difficulty I see in the way is that' supposing seme bcck or books of mine should be wanted for reference, it would be very awkward if those books were not in my possession up there.—Mr Stewart did not see any objection to the meetings in the same place a.- at present, if they could arrange to appoint a later hour in the day for holding the Meetings, and proposed that the time should be altered from twelve o'clock to two p.m.—Mr J. P. Williams pointed out that there was 1:0 train that would suit that hour, and some of the members would not there- fore be able to attend. He did think that they could fix a better hour than that which they had bad for the past six years. It was only fair that every other Soard meeting should be held at Cymmer. He was, however, prepared to propose that they should meet at the offices where they had met for the last six years upon the understanding that a resolution could lie passed that they cpuld meet at the Cymmer when- ever circumstances necessitated them. Mr D. Williams said that whenever there bad been a desire on the part of any member to hold a meeting there, he did not think that there had ever been an objection raised.—Mr. J. P. Williams: There is no place at Pontypridd I suppose ?-The Chairman No it is out of the disteict.—Mr J. P. Williams said that would be a more suitable place than any other.—The Clerk You can't take it out of the parish Mr Wil- liams.—Mr J. P. Williams then proposed that the Board meet at Llantrisant at the same hour as usual. -Mr Stewart thereupon withdrew his original pro- position and seconded the motion now proposed Which, on being put to the meeting was carried. ELECTION EXPENSES. The Clerk stated that the election expenses amounted to 9117 14a Od.-Mr J. P. Williams said that there was a general complaint that no notices were put out that the election was to take place.— Mr D. Williams: That is wrong. Some of the mem- bers considered that the prices charged by Mr Moses Cule for the timber supplied in constructing the booths were too high. Some items on Mr Spickett the Retnrning-oiffcer'shill were considered excessive, and on the preposition of Mr Stewart it was agreed that the Chairman and the Clerk should 3ee Mr Cule and Mr Spickett with a view of getting the charges reduced. It was decided to strike out the charges for the policemen, and to allow only them the actual out of pocket expenses. THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DIN AS. The Clerk stated that he had sent up the plans and specifications of the proposed new school for girl3 at jDinas to the Education Department, and had also stated the probable amount of money that would be required to carry out the work. He had received a reply stating that, the Department approved of the plans and specifications for the new girls' school, and 4mmsented to the Board's borrowing, Xl,650 10s. on the security of the sehool funds and the local rate, the inpayment to extend over a period of 50 vears.—The Clerk said toe considered it was his duty to draw their attention to the cost of the proposed site, which amounted to £1,494 10s. The trustees bad promised ,ed them that they should have the piece of ground at the same rate that they bad paid for the land upon which tue Dmas Infant School was erected, but the site now required was a worse piece of ground, and yet the trustees were asking more for it. He thought ^^■nr ir boult,, abatement should be made.-Mr « T 18 worth five shillings altogether.— Ifr Isbmael Williams (one of the trustees): That is -worse than Jesse Collings. (Laughter).—The Cbair- nani Do we understand that there is any abatement to be made ?-Mr Ishinael Williams: I am not autho- need to make any. There was a road wanted there aad the trustees were prepared to bead the subscrip- wi- 101 .\an\e" The road had been made pubhc use of Set the last 16 years.—The Chairman: It has never been dedicated to the public.—Mr Ishmael Wilhams That is what we want.-The Chairman: That is whit the v will object to unless it is put *n proper repairer D. Williams said that j e r matter the trustees would 3*° ? i sell the land for very much les3 money. fLaughter).^ It was^an exorbitant price.—Mr J. P. "Williams thought that they had a right to insist vpon the road being p»jt jnto proper repajr leading to ft SCWuiW Ch proposed to erect—Mr Ishmael Williams said that it would be better for the trustees to give up possession of the road. If the School Board insisted upon the road being put into < Pr°P«r. rePal* lt cost £ 150 to put it in such a Bo*r* would take to it. There were over 100 h«?es paymg in .the Jocality not a °T,f'TT?CTi;Mvnt *°*ards keeping the road in ^repair. Mr D. Williams said that the rates were mot ior the P^'POse of making new roads, but only for kee ping t'be roads Already imade in proper repair—To Mr Ishmael Williams: Does anybody make use of your property besides those that live on the property ? Williams: No; There is a roaa now mad? to Cwmnark—Mr D. Williams: That is a pgbuc road. Mr Ishmael Williams said that this was a publ", jroadvtoo, and the public were allowed to use it. It wasibrough that spot that the only public loao into the village some 80 years •go- ~Williams said that they were buying a piece ot land tt an enormous price, and which was wltbout aroad to get to it. Were they to risk spend- ing le* that la«d without any road being made to get to tneaehrol? He thought it only reasonable that there eHOauLfiean abatement made in the price •f the ground for the .reason that there was no road leading «biU>sel Williams said the trustees "were prepared toasawt in getting a road there ?—Mr T. P. Williams. That is a very loose way of going b>rsiiies3.-—l Chairman: Is that matter expected be settled?—The Clerk: Yea. In further toy to the Chairman yae Clerk said that the rate w&inetF the price asked for it £ 121 Is per which would be about £ 700 an i-—Mr •J. P- Wmwuna taggeeted that the matter ittiag |he fwrce educed should be left in the —4 ol Mr Ishmael Williams. This was agreed to. WiDian3-3 proposed that the Clerk, be in- Jfoid to take such steps as were necessary for the of procuring a loan. —Mr Stewart seconded Vo» which was carried. fjrj^AaSJSTAWTStnP AT THE CYMMER SCHOOL. aaaatefen pi for the; post of assistant 3 £ iddri|be Gyxunier School. Mr T. F«3ter now of MOafelwtr, bat formerly of Porkh wa^ ,un%ai- ALETTE «O*»OSMIK». • Hwt Btr » read from Mr Morgan, solicitor, stating a«u9HBc*riMB» Thomas had complained' that the •vwvawifj CJWWBM* BoiMfa School waa as bad mgpiy fcwAbeteforebe had no iltemative, hut to Gktfc w««i AouH^on, and sn# for dam^es. The *irt^aariewl wiite to thet architect concern. wtf jmreghutf »^Att«a^to tha matter MkiM that the JDio^s worship by the Churchmen of Penygraig.—It was proposed by Mr D. Williams, and seconded by-Mr J. P. Wil- liama that the request be granted upon the usual condi- tions. Carried.—A circular letter was read from Mr I. James, Registrarof the ljniversity College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, copy of which appeared in our report of the Egl wysilan School Board last week.— It was agreed to place the circular before the Chair- man (Judge Gwilym Williams), the Board expressing a hope that he would be able to attend. •

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