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E- ST. ASAPH (DENBIGH) RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. Mr. Joseph Jones presided over the monthly meeting of the above Council on Friday. The other members present were :—Messrs. William Jones and Hugh Roberts (Llannefydd), John Evans and Morris Jones (Llansannan), J. D. Jones and William Owen (Abergele), John Ker- foot, Hugh Jones (Bylchau), O. Bleddyn Lloyd and Robert Griffith (Llanfair), and s Thomas Lloyd (Trefnant), with the Clerk (Mr. Grim- sley), the Medical Officer of Health f(Dr. J. Lloyd Roberts), the Inspector (Mr. G. Bell), and the two Surveyors (Messrs. John Williams and John Davies. WATER SUPPLY AT TANYFRON, ABERGELE. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr. Bell) submitted his report with reference to the water supply of the neighbourhood of Tanyfron, Abergele. It was decided that the Clerk should assist Mr. Edwards, the owner of Tanyfron, in get- ting water to the place from the Rhyl main, it being understood that the Council had nothing to do in the matter, further than insisting upon the purity of the water supplied. THE LLANSANNAN SEWERAGE SCHEME. A letter having been read from Messrs. Jones and Roberts, solicitors, Llanrwst, as to the terms of the site of the proposed sewerage outlet at Llansannan, Mr. John Evans proposed that an ofler be made to lease the land required for 30 years, at a rent of 10s. per annum. Mr. Robert Griffith seconded, and the motion was carried. APPLICATION FOR INCREASE OF SALARY. An application was received from Messrs. Robert Davies and Samuel Owen, roadmen in the Llanfair Talhaiarn district, for an increase in their wages, pointing out at the same time that 15s. a week was much too little for the work done. The Surveyor said that the applicants were excellent workmen. At the present time, labour was very scarce in Llanfair, and wages comparatively high,owingto the number of men employed at the lead mine in the neighbour. hood. Mr. Morris Jones proposed that the letter be laid on the table. Mr. J. D. Jones seconded. Mr. O. B. Lloyd proposed, as an amendment, that an advance of Is. be given to each. This having been seconded, The Council divided, when the resolution was carried by a large majority, those voting against it being Messrs. O. B. Lloyd, Robert Griffith, and Hugh Jones. The Chairman here left to fulfil another en- gagement, and Mr. John Evans (Vice chairman) presided over the remainder of the business. A CULVERT REQUIRED AT LLANSANNAN. The next business was to consider an applica- tion from the Llansannan Parish Council that a culvert be constructed over the river Greiniog in the centre of the village. Mr. Griffith proposed that the matter be ad. journed until the next meeting, and that the Surveyor be instructed to prepare an estimate of the probable expense. Mr. J. D. Jones seconded. Mr. Morris Jones said that the stream was at times most difficult to cross, and consequently caused a great deal of inconvenience, and, in- deed, danger to the parishioners. After some discussion, the motion was agreed to, and Mr. John Evans and Mr. Morris Jones were requested to meet the Surveyor on the spot, and to explain what was required. THE PROPOSED MONUMENT TO THE MEMORY OF EMINENT WELSHMEN. An application was also received from the Llansannan Parish Council for the permission of the District Council to erect a monumental column on the square, or opposite the Exchange, in the village of Llansannan. The Chairman explained that the column was to be erected to commemorate five eminent natives of the parish, viz., Tudur Aled, the poet; William Salusbury, the translator of the New Testament; Henry Rees, the celebrated Methodist preacher; William Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog), and Iorwerfch Glan Aled, another of Cambria's celebrated poets. The monument was a very costly one, no less a sum than ;£200 having been subscribed towards the expense by one gentleman alone. A proposition having been made in favour of granting permission, The Clerk pointed out that the best way would be to offer no objection, and this course was agreed to. It was stated, in reply to a question, that no opposition was likely to arise in the parish. PIGSTYES AND SCARLET LEVER. The Medical Officer reported that two cases of scarlet fever had been notified to him from Llanddulas. There were pigstyes at the back of each house, and he advised that the Inspeccor should report upon the styes by the next meet- ing. This recommendation was agreed to. LLANFAIR WATER SUPPLY. The Council, at a previous meeting, decided upon what is called the Nant Isa scheme for supplying the village of Llanfair with water. An analysis of the water was now produced, and proved to be most unsatisfactory. It stated that the microscopical examination re- veals the presence of swarms of desmids, fresh water spicules and algæ, nonads, and sand. I am of opinion that there is an intrusion of sur- face water and organic matter which may, at any time, render the well as a source of supply unsafe.' The Inspector said he did not anticipate any satisfactory result from a search for the pollut- ing source of the well, and suggested that the Council should consider a scheme for providing a hydraulic ram at Groesffordd Cottage. Messrs. Robert Griffith and O. Bleddyn Lloyd said the feeling in the parish was de- cidedly antagonistic to the ram scheme, as there would not be sufficient pressure of water in summer to work it. After a brief discussion, it was decided, on the motion of Mr. R. Griffith, seconded by Mr. Lloyd, that Mr. Bell should look out for another source, and if he failed, that an engineer be engaged to assist.

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