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PENARTH LOCAL BOARD.I

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PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. I The monthly meeting of this board was held ou Monday, Mr j. P. Thompson in the chair. There were also present Messrs J. S. Corbett, T. Richards, Captain Ingram, G. Pyle, T. Beavan, D. Morgan, J. Edwards. The collector reported that he had collected of the general district rate £ 637 13s 6d, leaving a balance outstanding of £ 1,218 16s 10d. For private improvements he had collected during the month £ 517 10s 2d, leavitio- outstanding LI,754 12s 7d. The work of scaveng- ing the streets had been, during the past twelve months, done by the board, instead of as formerly by contract, and Mr Harris, the surveyor, was asked to submit a report respecting the costs of scavenging under the two systems. The cost under the contract system was £ 130 a year; under the present system the net cost to the ratepayers was L73 6s thus effecting a saving to the ratepayers of upwards of Ll week.—The Clerk stated that the return did not include a certain percentage of depreciation on the capital charge for the purchase of horses, etc. —Mr Edwards pointed out that under the con- tract system the number of roads attended to was 12; during the last eleven weeks the number was 41, so that the work done was now three times greater than under the contract system, and the caving therefore was btdl more considerable.—The manager of the baths attended, and stated that the visiters were now limited to two or three per week, and it was resolved to close the baths till the 1st of March.—The Clerk reported the balance at the bank against the board was £ 2,863 15s lid. —The board considered that a large amount was due to them for private improvements, and it was resolved to send notices to the persons whose accounts had been outstanding for some time that unless the amount due was paid within 14 days, proceedings would be taken to recover the same.—After the passing of some plans, and or- dering the payment of a number of bills, the pro- ceedingd terminated.

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