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PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. I

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PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. I The monthly meeting of this board was held on Monday, Mr j. P. Thompson in the cha.r. There were also present Messrs J. 8. Corbett, T. Richards, Captain Ingram, G. Pyle, T. Beavau, D. Morgan, J. Edwards. The collector reported that he had collected of the general district rata L637 13s 6J, leaving a balance outstanding of £ 1,21816s lOd. For private improvements he had collected during the month 2517 10s 2d, leaving outstanding £ 1,754- 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 B78 6s thus effecting a saving to the ratepayers of upwards of JE1 a week.—The Clerk stated that the return did not inciude a certain percentage of depreciation on the capital charge lor 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 liow three times greater than under the contract system, and the ) saving therefore was still irore 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 L2,963 15s lid. —The board considered that a large amount was due to them fur private improvements, and it was resolved to send notices to the persons whose accounts bad 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- ceedings terminated.

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