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CONWAY AND COLWYN BAY I WATER BOARD. The Rev. W. Venables Williams (chair- man) presided at the meeting of this Board, held at Colwyn Bay, on Friday. On the motion of Mr. H. Owen, seconded by Mr. E. Roberts, Mr. W. Whalley was ap- pointed waterman. The Chairman said that on the 9th Feb- ruary, he wrote to the Clerk of the Conway Corporation, suggesting, with a view to re- moving the existing deadlock with reference to the extension of the water main from Sarn Mynach to Llysfae% through Colwyn Bay, that the solicitors to the authorities concerned should draw up a case, to be sub- mitted to Mr. Balfour JBrowne, and that his decision as to the settlement of the dispute be taken as final. He counselled the Board by every possible means to try and avoid the terrible expense of an arbitration, in which they might easily spend £ 2,000. At this stage a letter was read from Mr. Thornton Jones, solicitor to the Conway Corporation, making certain proposals, the main feature of which was that Colwyn Bay should pay the expense of the main as far as that town. The Chairman said that was all very well from the point of view of the Conway Coun- cil. The contract for the extension had been signed, and the work would be com- pleted in six months. Supposing they did not get the loan, the contractor (Mr. Sheffield) would not ask them for an ad- vance, but if he did, he (the chairman) was prepared to become responsible for a thou- sand or two, as it 's imperative that the scheme should be carried out without delay. He moved that failing an agreement on the lines suggested, the I ard appoint solicitor, counsel, and an arbitrator. The Mayor of Conway denied the right of the Board to take up the cudgels for Colwyn Bay any more than for Conway. The Con way Council had every right to make a stand against paying for the mains to Col- wyn Bay. Mr. John Roberts: Have we not helped Conway to get water from lake Cowlyd ? The Mayor: And it has cost us more than if we had done it ourselves. Mr. R. Evans seconded the Chairman's resolution. The Mayor moved c That this Board has no power to appoint an arbitrator.' The Chairman: I shall not put that to the meeting. The Mayor: Then I move that no action be taken by this Board. Mr. E. Roberta seconded. The Chairman's resolution was carried by six votes to four. Mr. John Roberts moved that Mr. Cham- berlain be appointed solicitor, and this was carried. On the metion of the Chairman, it was resolved that Mr. Balfour Browne be engaged as counsel, and that the arbitrator for that Board be Mr. James Mansergh, the Conway members declining to vote. The Clerk was instructed to inform the Conway Council that the Cowlyd Board had appointed an arbitrator.

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