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BRECON TOWN COUNCIL. The quarterly meeting of the Town Council and Local Board of Health was held at the Town Hall on Thursday morning. J. Davies, Esq,, Mayor, presided, and there were also present Alderman Thomas, Dr. Lucas, Messrs. P. Bright, J. Griffiths, J. Morris, H. C. Rich, G. Cansick, and A. A. Walton. The Clerk read the minutes of the meetings held during the pabt quarter. THE POLICEMAN WATKINS. The Mayor stated that the first thing arising out of the minutes was with reference to the pay of Watkins. He had been paid for the time he was ill, except the last fortnight. It was for the Board to say whether he should be paid that or not. Mr. Morris called attention to the principle laid down by the Board, that when a policeman was ill he should receive full pay for the first two weeks, for the two following weeks 10s., and the next 6s., the discre- tion of the Board then to be exercised. This rule was come to in consequence of a policeman being for 17 weeks on the pay of the Board. The Mayor said Watkins had been off duty seven weeks, and had received his full pay for five week3. Mr. Bright said a large allowance had been made him from the club to which Watkins belonged. They ought not, however, to punish a man for being prudent. According to the principle mentioned by Mr. Morris, to which they ought to have kept, Watkins bad already received El 2s. more than his allowance. Mr. Cansick thought the fact of men being in a club should have no weight with them. The Board considered it expedient not to make any order in reference to the matter. THE FAIRS QUESTION. Some conversation took place as to whether it would be necessary to apply to the Privy Council for permis- sion to hold the new fair or market in October, and the matter was left to the clerk. POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS. The Mayor thought it right to state that the Neath and Brecon line had been suggested to him as the route by which the mail bags could be sent, and he had been urged to see the traffic manager on the subject. His own opinion, however, was that that was going backward, and that it was not the right way to run. He had, however, the opportunity of seeing Mr. Hensbaw, who said he had every reason to believe that the terms stated by him to Mr. Gay, the post-office inspector, would be accepted by the authorities; and that they would get back the facilities previously enjoyed of running into Hereford stations. Mr. Griffiths confirmed the Mayor's statement, and, from a conversation he bad with the inspector, thought he was anxious to do what he could to benefit the district by getting a day mail, and making other alter- ations. THE DRAINAGE REPORT. The Mayor referred to this report, which he said was so ably drawn up by Dr. Lucas, and said he thought it would be a great advantage for it to be strictly adhered to. Dr. Lucas thanked the Mayor for the compliment, but said he thought reports of committees should be anonymous. Mr. Rich asked if any action had been taken on the report? The Town Clerk said Mr. Kirk and himself had taken considerable pains in settling the form of notice under the provisions of the Act, and they had been printed, and, he believed, served. The notices with regard to the troughing had also been served. Mr. Morris said he had been served with a notice with regard to troughing. His landlord, however, was about to confer a great boon on the town, and he thought it would be gracious not to enforce it as it would affect the alteration. In reply to the Mayor, Mr. Morris said he knew what the alteration was, but must decline to state it to the Board. Mr. Cansick suggested that the report of the com- mittee should be strictly enforced, without regard to particular persons (hear, hear). Mr. Rich suggested that the committee should be constituted a permanent one. They often found that after notices were served the matter dropped, and no notice was taken. The committee should make en- quiries, and see that their orders were carried out. Mr. Alderman Thomas said he had been served with a notice in reference to a house of his in Llanfaes, and he would make a point of immediately complying with it (hear, hear). BAILEYGLAES ROADWAYS. In reply to a question from Mr. Griffiths, in refer- ence to this matter, t Mr. Bright said he understood the roads there would shortly have the attention of the company. They did not intend to shirk the matter, but were still busy with other things. — FINANCE. -the Mayor stated that the finance committee had a tteeting the previous evening, and had gone through the bills which were presented for adoption, they having been passed. On the motion of Mr. Cansick, seconded by Mr. Griffiths, the bills were ordered to be paid. Mr. Bright moved that the Markets Company be applied to for the payment of f.210, a year's rent charge. The motion was seconded by Mr. Griffiths, and carried. OCCUPATION OF THE BARRACKS. Alderman Thomas said Mr. Gwyn had received a letter in reference to the occupation of the barracks, which seemed to put off the thing still further. It was as follows:— T War Office, July 20, 1867. DEAR MR. GWIN, 1 nave to acknowledge your letter and enclosure on the subject 01 the barracks at Brecon. There is no present intention of occupying those barracks with troops, but should it become necessary, either from any partial vacating ox Aiaersiiot in winter, and from any other cause, to arrange for a larger use of barracks, I will not fail to see that careful consideration is given to the claims of Brecon among other suitable places for the purpose. Believe me, dear Mr. Gwyn, Very truly yours, -u- JOIIN S. PAKINGTON. Howel Gwyn, Esq., M.P. COLLECTION OF RATES. The Mayor stated that there was still a large amount