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MOUNTAIN ASH.

. Mountain Ash District Council.

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Mountain Ash District Council. A COMPLAINT FROM ABERCYNON. MORE MONEY REQUIRED. The ordinary meeting of this Council was held on Tuesday, under the presidency of Mr. John Charles, the other members present being Dr. Morgan, Messrs. Thos. Jones, F. N. Gray, J. Bruce Jones, Rev. E. V. Tidman, Messrs. T. W. Jones, William Evans, Evan Morris, Silas Williams, George Hall, William Lam burn, John Powell, and William Davies; with the Clerk (Mr. H. P. Linton), Accountant (Mr. F. Stock) and the Surveyor (Mr. G. Thomag). The following members were appointed over- seers of the poor for the parish of Llanwonno :— Councillors Evan Morris, Silas Williams, William Evans, and Rev. E. V. Tidman. An application was received from Messrs. Linton & Sons for £ 400, on account of costs in connection with the promotion of the Mountain Ahs Water Bill.—On the motion of Mr. Evan Morris, seconded by Mr. J. Powell, it was decided to draw a cheque for the amount asked for. The Surveyor reported that a claim had been received for £ 6 10s. for damage caused by the flooding of premises, and pointed out that he had been able to settle the same for f-3. The flooding was due to the condition of the sewers, which had received attention.—The report was adopted. A letter was read from the Local Government Board, pointing out that a local inquiry would be necessary in respect of the application of the Council for sanction to borrow il,734, for the purchase of land for Miskin Recreation Ground. —Mr. Tidman: Who will pay the expenses of this enquiry ?-The Chairman The Council.— Mr. John Powell: We cannot help it. An application was received from the TaS Vale Railway Co. for payment of E2,395 10s., moiety of the cost of the new under-bridge at Abercynon.—It was pointed out that the total cost of the work was £ 4,771 178; Id.—It was decided to pay the amount. A resolution was passed authorising the Clerk to apply to the Public Works Loan Board for sanction, to borrow the sum of £4,570 in respect of Miskin Higher Standard School:. A letter was received from the Urban District Councils' Association, inviting the Council to appoint representatives to attend the annual conference to be held at Ilfracombe, in July.— On the motion of Mr. John Powell, seconded by Rev. E. V. Tidman, it was decided that the Chairman and Clerk should attend. The secretary of the National Housing and Town Planning Council wrote with reference to the practical administration of the Town Planning Clauses, and the Housing and Town Planning Act, and asking for a subscription of f,2 2s. for reports, etc.—Mr. Thomas Jones: What is our position with regard to this ?— The Clerk: You can purchase information.— Mr. John Powell moved, and it was agreed, that the necessary sum be S\t on. Mr. T. Davies, the seereiruy of the Abercynon Chamber of Trade, forwarded a resolution which was passed at the last. meeting of the Chamber, expressing dissatisfaction with the way in which the scavenging work was being executed in Abercynon, and expressing a hope that all specifications should be strictly adhered to in the future.—Mr. T. Jones complained of the way in which this work was done. When- ever some of the ashmen came across a box which contained the ashes, they threw it down to the ground with terrific force.—Mr. John Powoll said he was in Railway-terrace at 5 p.m. on the previous day, and observed then a large quantity of ashes which had not been carted away.—Mr. George Hall said a complaint of the kind came from Penrhiwceiber-road. The ashes had been there since Sunday, and when he was coming to that meeting he noticed that they had not been taken a.way.—Mr. Bruce Jones said the men had been scavenging the mud about a fortnight ago, and it was there now in heaps, not having been-taken aw-ay.-It was agreed to allow the matter to come up for dis- cussion when the next tenders for carrying out the work were brought forward.—Mr. George Hall moved that a committee should meet in the meantime to consider the question of doing this work by direct labour.—This was agreed to. Tenders for carrying out private street improvements, in Glynmynach-street, were opened, and the tender of Mr. R. Webb, for f:220 6s. 3d., was accepted. The Ckirlc produced anpplication which he had received from a local hairdresser for per- mission to keep open on Good Friday. He asks me for advice on the matter, said Mr. Linton, but does not offer to pay for it (laughter).—It was agreed to leave the letter in the hands of the Clerk. Mr. Silas Williams called attention to the need of a lamp in Glyn-street, Ynysybwl, as well as a urinal in the same street.—Mr. Bruce Jones also referred to the need of a lamp near the Abercynon subway. These matters were relegated to the Surveyor to report upon.

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