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BLAENAU FESTINIOG. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, FKIDSY, JULY 21sT, -Present: Mr William Owen (chairman) presiding, Messrs E. H. Jonathan, John Morgans, Howell Jones, Lewis Richards, Edmund Ll. Powell, Owen J. Owens, E. M. Owens, vVilliam Morris, Cadwaladr Roberts, Evan T. Pritchard, Evan R. Jones, W. E. Alltwcn Williams (clerk and surveyor), Owen Evans (assistant clerk), and David Williams (inspector). A FOOTPATH. The condition of the footpath leading fr6m Dowit-street to Tanygrisiau was discussed and ultimately the matter was deferred to the next meeting. HOUSES AT HAFODLAS. The Roads Committee reported with regard to the dangprous condition of the walls in Iront of houses at Hafodlas and it was agreed to call the attention of the owner to them. THE LIBRARIES. The report of the Library Committee was sub- mitted, showing that the number of books issued during the month was 1,037, compared with 1,035 last month and 963 in the corresponding month last year.—A vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Armstrong for his kind donation of books to the Library.—It was resolved to convert a room in the Library into a ladies' reading room.—The reports as to the sub-libraries were considered satisfactory. HEALTH OF THE DISTRICT. The Saritary Inspector reported that the health of the district was in a favourable condition. The number of infectious diseases notified during the mouth was ten, compared with ten in the previous month and thirty-two in the corresponding month last year. The number of births during the month was twenty and the number of deaths was sixteen. There had been no cases of infant mortality during the month. FRONDEG. It was resolved not to repair the road at the back of Frondeg, but to ask the owners of the houses to connect the privies with the main drain. HOUSE-TO-HOUSE INSPECTION. The Inspector reported having continued his house-to-house inspection. He had visited forty-two houses in Duffwys ward during the month. Several houses were in a defective sanitary condition.— It was decided to serve notices upon the owners of the latter .-The Inspector added that he had re- visited several farms in the district and found that- several owners had not complied with the notices served upon them whilst others had partially com- plied, On one farm a closet had been erected above a stream from which the inhabitants of that farm and the neighbouring farm got their water supply. The dairy of the farm was also connected with the closet.—It was agreed to call the atten- tion of the owners to the matter.—The Inspector stating that several owners of new houses had let the houses without having certificates, it was de- cided to inform them that legal proceedings would be taken unless they complied with the law within six weeks. RAILWAY CROSSING. It was stated that the Festiniog RailwayCompany were willing to put the railway crossing at Tany. grisiau in a good condition, subject to the Council afterward taking it over and contributing f25 to. wards the cost.—The Council decided to accept the offer provided the Company accepted E12 10s in- stead of £25. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Mr William Davies, Caerblaidd, wrote acknow- ledging the vote of condolence passed with him in the death of his wife. ELECTRIC LIGHTING On the recommendation of the Surveyor, it was agreed to engage the services of an electrical en- gineer on the matter of lighting the town with electricity. 0 & AT W"IP NOTICE OF MOTION. Mr vv llliam Owen gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that the Council should adopt the Public Health (Amendment) Act, 1890. —The Council then rose.


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