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THE PAYMENT OF EMPLOYEES. The Penybont Rural District Council met at Bridgend on Saturday for the transaction of highway business. Mr. Howell Williams (Bryncethin) presided, in the absence of Mr. Thomas Rees, J.P., and other members pre- sent were Rev. H. Eynon Lewis, Messrs. Edward Hopkin. W. Lewis, T. J. Davies, J. G. Loveluok, T. Penhale, L. G. Jones, J. I. D. Nicholl, W. Morgans (Sker), Thomas Mor- gan, David Thomas, and Griffith Edwards. LLWYNIWRCH ROAD. Mr. Robert J. Rees (Aberdare) wrote that the owners of the land near Llwyniwrch road would be prepared to accede to the Councils request for land for the proposed diversion of the road, provided a proper agreement were entered into. The solicitors had been instructed to communicate with the Council. The Chairman Have you heard anything from the solicitors? The Clerk No we do not know their con- ditions. The consideration of the matter was de- ferred. WORKMEN'S WAGES. The committee appointed to consider the wages and hours of workmen under the Council reported that they had ascertained the wishes of the workmen in the matter, and they recommended that no alteration be made in the mode of payment. They re- commended that holidays oe allowed on Christmas Day, Good Friday, Whit-Monday, and the first Monday in August-an increase of two days in the year—and that the hours of work be as follow: —From November to January, 7.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (with an hour for dinner), except on Saturdays when the men shall finish at 1 p.m.; during the rest of the year from 6.30 to 5.30 (witn half an hour for breakfast and an nour for dinner), except on Saturdays, when they shall finish at 1 p.m. Mr. T. J. Davies moved the adoption of the report. With regard to the payment of the men, which was the primary cause of the appointment of the committee, the men unanimously decided in favour of their being paid at Bridgend in future, as in the past. In face of this, the Committee did not see the desirability of altering the arrangements. The committee thought the men ought to have four holidays in the year. Mr. Loveluck seconded, and congratulated the committee on their decision. Replying to Mr. Richards, Mr. Davies said the aggregate hours of the workmen would not be appreciably altered by the new ar- rangement. Mr. W. Lewis strongly opposed the com- mittee's recommendation with regard to pay- ment of the workmen, and he moved that the portion of the report dealing with this mat- ter, be referred back. He advocated that the men should be paid in their respective districts, and he thought that if the matter were put before the men fairly, they would vote in favour of a change. The present system was unjust to the men. The amendment was not seconded. Mr. G. Edwards: As long as the men are satisfied, why should we interfere? Mr. Edward Hopkin said he was surprised that the men had decided in favour of a con- tinuance of the present system. If the men were asked if they wouki prefer being paid in Bridgend tor ceiving their wages on their own door-steps or at the work, their answer would have been different. He did not see why the men should not be paid by cheque. Mr. L. G. Jones: Is there a branch of the bank at all the villages? Mr. Price: A shop-keeper will change the cheque. Rev. H. E. Lewis moved as an amendment that only one extra holiday in the year be given to the workmen. The proposal of the committee to double the holidays involved an increase of 100 per cent., which was a big increase, especially as there had been no application. Mr. Price: 100 per cent. seems a lot, but two holidays a year are not much. (Laugh- ter.) The amendment found no seconder, and the report of the committee was adopted. Mr. L. G. Jones: The workmen must or- ganise. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor (Mr. Ernest Jenkins), in his monthly report, stated that the new bridge at Water Street would be completed during this week. He had forwarded an account to Mr. R. W. Llewellyn for JE12 17s. 4d., being his moiety of the cost of the surface drainage at Penyfai. Mr..Llewellyn wrote requesting that some of the items, amount- ing to El 10s. should be eliminated from the account, as he contended he was not liable, and he had acquiesced inasmuch as he thought the Council were lucky in getting any contribution towards the work. He in- formed Mr. J. L. Lambert of the decision of the Council not to take any steps with re- gard to the Trebryn-road, Pencoed, and Mr. Lambert wrote that he was not under the impression that the Council really expected him to be present when they visited the site of the proposed improvement. DAMAGE TO ROADS. The Surveyor stated that he had written to Messrs. W. King and Co., the contraotcrs for the alteration of the temporary block at the asylum, with regard to damage done to the road by the heavy haulage. He had re- ceived a wire from the firm offering E25 in settlement. He recommended the Council to accept the offer. On the motion of Mr. Price, the surveyor's suggestion was adopted. KENFIG HILL SEWERAGE. Mr. Nicholl asked what had become of the Kenfig Hill sewerage scheme. The Clerk replied that he had received a letter from Mr. Lipscomb kthe agent of the Talbot Estate), which would be read at the sanitary meeting. Rev. H. E. Lewis stated that the Council decided to write Mr. Lipscomb asking him what the Talbot Estate would be prepared to do in respect of charges for wayleave, utilisation of lands, etc., if the Council de- cided to proceed. The Council were justi- fied in asking that question. Mr. Nicholl thought the Council and Mr. Lipscomb were waiting for each other. The matter was deferred. WATER SUPPLY. A report from Mr. Jesse Hurley (the en- gineer) was taken as urgent business. Mr. Hurley suggested an alteration of the water main to Heol Spencer, at a cost of £10. Owing to a quantity of silt coming down, the meter box had been chokea and an insuffi- cient supply of water was passed for the needs of Coity and Heol Spencer. He in- formed the Garw Water Company of this fact. and water was now being supplied through a bye-pass. The Nantyci reservoir, when constructed, would no doubt improve the quality of the water and reduce the quantity of silt to a minimum. The Chairman: Water is being adequately supplied to Coity now? The Engineer: Yes, but no measurement is taken. The report was adopted. THE W ATERWORKS. Messrs. John Tayor, Sons, and Santo Crimp, London, the engineers of the Coun- cil, reported that the whole of the excava- tion from the interior of the reservoir at Craig yr Aber has been completed, and the channel has been formed for the whole length of the reservoir along which the stream will pass when the reservoir is empty. The for- mation of the bottom of the reservoir is im- pervious and most satisfactory. The whole of the fencing has been delivered and the portions of it which do not interfere with the contractors' operations have been erected. The excavation for the foundation of the dam is proceeding satisfactorily and about one half of this work has now been done. About one half of the length of 15- inch main haa now been laid, and about 80 yards of "inch main has been laid.


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