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FESTINIOG. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, FRIDAY, SEPTEM- BER 16TH.—Present: Mr John LI. Jones (chair- man), Messrs Francis Evans, John Morgans, Howell Jones, Lewis Richards, Evan R. Jones, Edmund Ll. Powell, E. M. Owens, Cadwaladr Roberts, G. J. Bevan, Evan T. Pritchard, Wm. Owens, William J. Williams, Oven Jones, Dr R. D. Evans, Messrs W. E. Alltwen Williams (clerk and surveyor), Owen Evans (assistant clerk), Dd. Williams (inspector of nuisances), Peter Blair (gas manager). Vote of Sympathy.-The Chairman proposed a vote of sympathy with Mr William Morris, Rhosydd, in his bereavement at the death of his only daughter.—Mr William Owen seconded the proposition which was carried unanimously. Roads and Improvement Committee.-The Com- mittee recommended that 98 8s should be expended ou finger-posts to be placed in the most frequented parts of the district for the benefit of visitors.—The recommendation was adopted. Market Hall Bridge.-It was decided to inform the Festiniog Railway Company that the Council held them responsible for the repair of the bridge near the Market Hall which was stated to be in a deplorable state, Railway Facilities.-It was decided|tha,t the Great Western Railway Company should be approached with a view to obtaining permanent access to the Duffwys Station from Ffordd Newydd similar to the arrangements made during the eisteddfod week. Isallt Road.-It was decided that the sum of jESO should be spent in lowering the road near Isallt. Library's Committee.-The report of this Com- mittee was read. The number of books issued during the month was 634, a decrease of 196 as com- pared with the corresponding month of last year. The sum of El 7s 2d was received in fees, fines, &c. The reports pertaining to the branch libraries were read and considered satisfactory.—A vote of thanks was accorded to Mr John Newton Jones, late of the North and South Wales Bank, for his assistance in connection with the Library.—Mr John Cadwaladr was elected a member of the Selection of Books Com- mittee in the place of Mr John Newton Jones. Raes.-The Finance Committee recommended the appointmentfor two months of Mr Robert Jones the Market Hall keeper, as an assistant rate collector for the district.—The recommendation of the Committee was adopted. Appointment of Treasurer.-It was decided to appoint Mr R. Parry, the successor of Mr John Newton Jones as manager of the North and South Wales Bank, as treasurer of the Council. Sanitary Inspectors' Report.-This report w as favourable compared with the report for last month. The number of infectious diseases notified during the month was eighteen, compared with 29 for last month and 18 for the corresponding month of last year.—The Inspector said he had visited thirty- five houses during the month. They were mostly situated, at Pantllwyd. They condition was any- thing but satisfactory. There were in a dilapi- ated state as regarded drainage, ventilation, water supply, etc.—It was decided that the Health Com- mittee should meet at an early date to go into the matter thoroughly. Sanction.—A letter was read from the Local Government Board, sanctioning the appointment of Mr D. Williams as sanitary inspector. Acknowledgment. -Mr Owen Jones, Erw Fair, returned thanks of behalf on Mrs Jones and himself for the vote of congratulation passed by the Council on the occasion of their marriage. The Cycling Nuisance.—Mr G. J. Bevan called attention to the furious riding of bicycles in the district, which he said was against the byelaws.— It was decided to call the attention of the police to the matter.

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