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I FLINT TOWN COUNCIL. —— A I LEGALITY OF A CONTRACT. Too monthly meeting of tho Flint Town Council was held at the Town Hall on Mon- day, the Mayor (Alderman Joseph Hall) pre- siding. A letter was road from Mr. Ball, L. and N.- W. Railway, stating thait before arrange- ments oould be made to acquire a piece of land at Peatre, arrangements would have to bo made with the tenant. He asked what the Council were prepared to pay for the land.- The Town Clerk wa-j directed to oommun-ioate with Mr. Richard Davies, Pentre, enquiring whether land could be acquired from him for this purpose. A letter was read from Miss A. J. Evans oomplaining of tho unsatisfactory eorrr'j tion of tho road loading to Tan-y-Bryn c-r Tyddyn Houses, and the Surveyor was directed to re- pair this road by placing oindom thoreon. A letter was also read from Mr. Perkina, L and N.-W. Railway, stating the channels in Castlestreet were not in the railway oom- pany's maintenance.—The Surveyor was authorised to have the work of uloariing these channels carried out by the men in the em- ployment of tho Corporation. The Medical Officer reported 14 births and 7 deaths during the month, giving a birth rato of 2.8 per month or 33.6 per annum, and a death rate of 1.4 per month or 16.8 por annum. Ten oases of rriesgles had come under notice. The Medical Officer stated that the death rate was high for the tiime of tho year. Two died of old age, but attention had to be called to the fact that four of tho deaths were. in children. Attention had been called to this fact on previous occasions. Plans of a now building in Halkyn-road for Mr. John Jones, of an extension of the Con- servative Club, of a dwelling-house for Mr. C. P. Lloyd, Cornist-road and of stabling for the Flint and District Co operative Society were all approved. A communication was read ajid referred to thlO Inspector of Nuisance from H.M. In- spector of Factories calling attention to the condition of a bakehouse and surroundings. A discussion took plaoe upon the subject of the Mount Pleasant vater, and the Town Clerk was directed to inform the Flint Gas and Water Company that the Council woro well aware of the terms of the Flint Gas and Water Order, 1876, and that tho Council required to know whether the company would supply water at Mount Pleasant, and upon what terms. On receiving a reply tlie Council would consider the same with a view of ap- proaching tho property owners in tho im- mediate neighbourhood. The Finance Committee had met and con- sidered tenders for the demolition of certain buildings ir Holywellutreet and for the work of forming extended carriage ways, footpaths, etc., and for paving round the Town Ifall. Four tenders were received, namely: -Mr. John Lluyd, Fiint, 2700; Mr. J. W. Harris, Shrewsbury, £ 530; Messrs. Jones Brcs., Flint, ±!o98 Os. 6d. Mr. Thomas Owen, Flint, £ 375! 12s. lid.—After a long discussion and a divi- sion, the Finance Committee recoinmemkxl the Council to accept 1he tender of Mr. Thomas Owen for carrying out the work in accordance with the plans and spe-cvfications of Mr. S. Evans, tho Council's surveyor, for the sum of JE575. 12s. lid., and Mr. Owen was required to enter int > a bond for the due performance of the work in the sum of £ 300, the whole of the work to be completed within three months from the date of the oontract.- Mr. R. F. Harrison objected to the contract being given to Mr. Owen M he was a foreman and nephew of Mr. M. S. Rogers, ono of the members of the Council, it was practically giving the con- tract to Mr. Rogets. He objected to Mr. Owens gettiuig the contract, because it was iItegaJ.—The Mayor: The committee h.td the =iranc(., that Mr. Rog?m wa? ?-t- connected with Mr. Owen.—Mr. Jones said he did not want to make a big "song" about it, but he j did not agree with it. The niatteir was in- volving a great, prirciplo. He moved that the tender of Jones Broa. be aooopted.—Mr. O'Donovan seconded and said the purity of public life should be kept before the public. Mr. Charles Jones said he held no brief for any man, but he oould not support the amend- ment.—On a division the amendment was lost by five votes to four, and the minutes of the Finance Committee ve-o confirmed, Mr. Thos. Owen obtaininig the contract. Two tenders were received for colouring the principal room of the Town HAJI, iiarnf-ly: Messrs. Jones Bros. ( £ 5) and Mr. John Lloyd I (24. 13s.).—It was dieoided to accept Mr. Uojrd'ii tender.

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