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KEWTOWX AXD LLANLLWCHAIAEN (LOCAL BOARD. special meeting of the Board was held at the Ruom, on Wednesday, when there were pre- i(fetlti Capt E. Pryce-Jones, chairman Messrs. G. M, ISHiaon, C. Morgan, D. Owen, Ed. Lloyd, Thomas .0. John Hughes; with Mr Wm. Cooke, clerk, .84 B. W. Davies, surveyor. At, the outset, the Chairman explained that a t41 meeting, called tor the previous Friday, had fa# postponed in consequnc,) of most of the mem- bet* oi the Board being absent, and he had taken the liberty of calling that meeting in order to trans- act tlro businels put down for the previous meeting. rile CleJ' tiaiii read the notice calling the meeting, THE WATER SUPPLT. TtM report of the committee appointed to consider the qaabtion of the water supply was then In it they recommended the Board to renew 61Itfer of X15 10s for the use of the hydrants, in. ,.duiing the hire and repair of the silme; JJl 3s. for thssiSWP ftf water for the cemetery lodge; .£1 2* for 153 for the urinals. They jtlW jracommend that the water used for flashing pur- r&a* wad watering the streets be paid for according Measure at a rate to be arrived at, and that the tiffM* at flashing be arranged between the Board and tAw Company. Respecting the cost of supply in the V committee recommended the Board to pay peeør:ti.J:. to the old agreament, the date of the on the day of the meeting of e: Bc)fI,rd zeleeivinz this report. It esoving the adoption of the report, the Chair- #.4Ûd tbjit the report was unanimjusly passed by ben; of the committee present at the meet- ,U,, and he btla little doubt that the Board would ._t.fso aaanimously agree to it. He thought that the KBM* readiiig of the report would be sufficient to with the approval of all of them. Because the ;fce that the Waterworks Company were now agree- to nupply water according to measure, and as ,th,o Board were also agreeable to that course, he -ifaOffht there could be little doubt that they would fx tfaatiimous JII that matter. The first part of the £ £ £ >dealt *?ith the hire of the hydrants, for which tfcd/ agreed to pay £ 15 10s. The Company w^-re he believed, entitled to claim for any water that 'mígJú; be used in the case of an outbreak of fire, but thel were entitled to payment for the expense of i&xiiSg the hydrants. He thought that perhaps in els months a botter arrangement would be e(Mt& to respecting the price of the hydrants, but the c^ssasiittee,did Dot think it wise to complicate the HUM differences between the Board and the Com- jutcjr ugon this occasion. He threw out those re- tnstekM iu order that they might be remembered in or twelve months hence, when the matter would fea brought qp. Respecting the flashing and t watering of the streets, they proposed to pay ac- Coittltiig to the quantity of the water used, and the would oe the, se as made to any other Imrs of the water. The more they used the cheaper they, would get it. As regapda the past, the com- tttiifae recommended that the Board should pay ac- the old agreement. ,He did not think it wgs neecssary to say anything more, as they con- eiiersd their proposals very fair. They objected to the taccease of .£23 10s which -the company asked tbasft to pay, and it was not altogether their fault Hat the matter was not settled sooner. tie Da.vid Owen thought that he was tolerably S& £ & ilL seconding the adoption of the report. Of eomm the Company would not raise any objection, tteaiiie that the Board were coming out so liberal- osuot,er)-in reference to, the affair. It had been hanging on for a considerable time, and it was time it aitawd bo ended. Til* report was then carried, all present voting, wittf. the exception of Mr Lloyd, who asked that the gowes of those who voted should be taken down. Mr C. Morgan then moved that a copy of the report Û$Q:iJed to the Waterworks Company as a formal -O#c eW the terms of the Board. sir Ellison seconded the proposition, and it was xtiM* SANITARY COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Sanitary Committee reported that they had j £ gtF#«6«d the Inspector to give notice to the persons ijdfljtBtiting nuisanceei in Clifton-terrace yard, and arstttM 1,4e nuisance be abated within three days that peofffl&dings be taken. Proceedings would also be takr against the owners of the property unless the jetctI vas put in a proper state of repair within seven 4a9«t. The Medical Officer's attention had been Cftfil 1 io the state of the pig *tyes in Park-lane and get the back of the Royal Welsh Warehouse, and to itegKiri thereon at the aext meeting of the Board. It irsa tàSVe Clerk write to Mr R. E. Jones, Cstfa Bryutikire^uocting him to provide a proper tl{íftíy,,of water for the Milford Cottages. A letter -do vee-d from Mr Harries Tower, Manufacturing ny. Newtown, complaining of refuse being .dtipOlltteJd on the giavel, and the matter was deferred fat present. It was further resolved that seven shafts be erected in connection with the aewss fit different points in the town, and that the sat vegor be requested to inform the owners of pro- perty that the shafts would be removed, if desired, span giving three months' notice. Me 0. Morgan moved the adoption of the report, tirhteii was agreed to. Tag DECORATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE TOWN. A POINT OF ORDER. f'£b.3 Chairman said that ho must apologise for hav- iag plsus&d upou the agenda, "Report from Clifton *ia?eati» and Banks Improvement Committee," as -ighata were no committees; but he was anxious, as a OUKsber of the Board, that that favourable time for -jpiasfcttsg should not be allowed to slip by without mmu* improvement taking place which would be .tosr<e&sial to the town at large. He was wishful to l¡aV"ø fl, committee appointed that night to go into the .qn:t"tl1, because if they left it until next Board Btee&tng it would be December before anything 4oatd be done. He grieved that the approaches to '•■H.d Cava were not more presentable than they were Dt, and this fact had elicited a remark from j iitdt) boy which set him (the speaker) to consider ,je ta,iveitiou, and he had now great pleasure in ask- tag tbe Board to accept £ 10 to spend in any way thay tkeught proper, such as to put a tree or two ttp&H tft.8 bare blace on the Bank, or to level the tfta&r faauk on the bhort Bridge, and to put trees to &-raw titere whi,-h would not be affected by a flood. MA Oirmly believed when Clifton Terrace was com- that it would be a great improvement to the -towa. Several gentlemen had promised to give pb.BtA and trees, and they had already X15 or .£16 MbiCribed. When the committee completed the WOtrk it would be a credit to the Board and to the tovn. Ha ventured to say that in two years hence Ch8 hmka of the river would be greatly improved if th8$yiaated trees there to hide any refase or de. potftdi that might be placed there. The little sum of orotic; that had been obtained through the generosity 4it «oJ> scribing gentlemen was really infinitesimal, ,ad the Board might easily expend the Bane amount .bvetty ya&t for the improvement of the town, and WKSaki not feel the loss of it all. As he was saying, in two years hence they would find the appearance of the town changed very much for the better. Tile .(jaaitMn of impruving the approaches to the town qNMt ooi a new one. Mr C. Morgan had been study- ing ttte question for years, and so far back as 25 Irww,i ago it had cluimed his attention. If they 4&til,d -do him the pleasure-and it was a great plea- gazs to him-to accept the £ 10, he thought that 'œ &were others liviug in the immediate neighbour. kzoi. of Bank-place and Short Bridge-street who t&igtob be induced to subscribe a little to supplement that offer. He hoped that they would appoint a CMttA&tee to enquire into the question, and make a Coe next meeting of the Board. jú fitehard Lloyd questioned whether they were in, Order i u discussing that question that night. It ow &special meeting for a special purpose, and, as II. aadscntood it, what they were discussing now was zot, ttpoa the agenda. They could not deal with the qu_öou of improving the river bank until they had 4btaia-ed Legal opinion respecting their rights. be Chairman said that the question of legality qroaldaoi; be affected at all by any decision they mbt arrive at. He would assume that they had 8 right; to close up that particular part, but surely they, would agree that it would be advisable to hide Any deposits or refuse that might be placed upon the Attjpfc of the river. If they would appoint a com. .Mitios to make a report, the clerk could put it upon tbd ugrfttda for the next meeting, and the report jooaki bi made by the committee. Then they would kilt otifar. If they did not do so they would allow itbg, bw time of the year foe planting to slip by. Me John Hughes asked whether that would be pomtbte, as it was not upon the agenda P The Cimirman said that he could not very well put opoa the agenda his offer of .£10. AtcJohn Rughets: I don't think we can appoint a oomvitt,oo. jPfee Chairman: I think we can. We lLwhard Lloyd said that it was raising a big <|tt:es £ iou that of the planting of trees. The Board wettt tho greatest offenders upou the river ba.nk, as tkiiy fai got their stone depot there, and they would llMre to provide some other place. Chairman said that it had already been tjtteuJedby the Board, and he believed unanimousiy, {& elostiMj that part. The only question that arose ,W" tcrfoeUier they had a right to put down those pests. Raw,mor, tatro was nis offer of .£10, and if the com- iaitC-te ta^de proposals and they were not accepted ta(ws tzae an end of the matter. He John Hughes: I don't think anyone would d&Jwi to accept £ 10 or £ 50. The question is are we io-afiiat ia appointing a committee tonight. I say Mt, m it is 4ol upop the agepoa. The Chairman We are quite in order. Mr David Owen thought they could spend their valuable and precious time in something more advan- tageous to the town than troubling about Severn.side, unless they adopted a little scheme that he proposed some time ago, which was to fill the bank up with refuse, and so level it right up to the weir. Mr Richard Lloyd said that before they eould appoint a committee should they not wait until they had a report of the solicitor, so that they would be able to know whether their hands were tied at all. He would suggest if the Chairman felt so inclined that it be placed upon the agenda and brought for- ward at the next meeting of the Board, when they would have the solicitor's report before them, and they could proceed in order. It was only a week on Friday until the monthly meeting, and by giving notice to-night the question could be brought for- ward. 'I he Chairman said that he considered it frivilouS ani vexatious on the part of members to oppoae any- thing that would be a benefit to the town. Now was just the time to plant, and if they dallied for another three weeks it would be too late. All he asked was for the Board to appoint a committeo. Mr David Owen: It will be soon enough to plant in 50 years hence. The Chairman: There is my effer I don't say I'll repeat it. Mr Richard Lloyd said that he was sorry to think that their wishing to keep things in order should be considered frivilous or vt:xatious. Their desire was to proceed with the business orderly, and not spring a y now question upon the Board without giving notice of it, and thereby possibly getting tha Board into a difficulty. The Chairman said that he should deal with the question of erecting the posts at the next meeting, when he had a very strong case to bring forward with regard to the action taken. But the proposal to decorate that part of the river bank did not inter- fere with that question in any degree. Mr John Hughes said that it would be establishing a precedent. And if they formed a committee to-night without the matter being put upon the agenda they did not know where it would end. Mr Ellison said that he could not agree with the objection, as upon the agenda they had report upon river bs,nk." Mr John Hughes The Chairman has told us that we have no committee. The Chairman The question of the river bank is upon the agenda. Mr John Hughes There's no committee upon the river bank, and how can we receive a report. The Chairman said that there was no report from Clifton-terrace committee, but questions of the river bank was upon the agenda, and also the Bank. Mr John Hughes: Yes, reports. The Chairman No, not reports. Mr John Hughes (reading): To receive the re- ports of the following committees." The Chairman could not accept this view. Mr Richard Lloyd: I understand the meeting was cailed for a special purpose. The Chairman: Yes to discuss the Waterworks report, the Sanitary report, and The Bank. Mr John Hughes You cannot do that. The Chairman Excuse me, Mr Hughes, I have placed it upon the agenda, and I think every mm should have credit for what he does. I put upon the agenda, Bank Improvement Committee." Mr Ellison and Mr Morgan will tell you that I did so in order to give the Board an opportunity of appointing a committee to consider whether they should accept the £ 10, and whether the Board should improve the town by planting, and to-night you and Mr Lloyd are practically throwing this proposal back for twelve months. Mr John Hughes: I rise to a point of order. Mr Lloyd also rose, and Mr Hughes gave way to Mr Lloyd, who said Supposing they accept, your .£10, and supposing you appoint a committee, and find when the report of the solicitor cornea in that you have no right upon that bank. The solicitor ap- pointed has asked your Surveyor to make a plan of the piot of land in question, and to give him the names of the owners of property upon the river's bank. I do not know what that report will be. I think that it will be better to wait and hear the re- sult, as it is a matter of only a week. The Chairman: The Board have only done what previous Boards have done. There used to be rails there. Mr Lloyd: Yes, I know. Mr David Owen: But not for the same purpose as tiey are now intended. Jt he Chairman: Yes. Mr David Owen But not in this fashion. Mr Hughes Not rails the same as those now put down. Mr David Owen There was a broad way for vehicles to go down two or three abreast. Mr Ellison asked whether the Chairman ruled the matter in order. The Chairman Yes, I rule it in order. But as Mr Lloyd and Mr Hughea have taken exception the question can be adjourned. Mr Lloyd said that it was not a question of ruling at all. The ruling of the Chairman did not make it right. The subject then dropped.