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HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL.

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HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL. A meeting of the Haverfordwest Town Coun- cil was held on Tuesday evening in the Coun- cil Chamber, when there were present Coun- cillor T. H. Thomas (Mayor), Alderman T. Lewis James, T. Rule Owen, Councillors Herbert J. E. Price, J. H. Bishop, Hugh J. P. Thomas, Isaiah Reynolds, H. G. Llewellin, H. J. Rogers, W. G. Rowlands, G. Merchant Phillips, J. W. Jones, and Geo. Davies. The Water Committee recommended that the surveyor issue notice warning consumers against a waste of water, and in view of the large amount of unnecessary waste which is taking place the committee recommended the Council to prosecute in all future cases. The recommendations were adopted. SANITARY. The Sanitary Committee recommended that statutory notices be served in respect of the nuisances existing at the following premises, viz.: Nos. 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, and 66, Portfield; Nos. 13 and 14, St. Thomas Green; Nos. 21, 23, 25, 27, and 29, Rock Terrace, Merlins Hill; and at the amekeepers' Arms, Merlins Hill; and that the inspector be authorised to prosecute every person who does not comply with the notice or notices served on him. They further recommended that a demolition order be served on the owners of dangerous premises situate at No. 43, Quay Street, and adjoining premises; that a demolition order be served on Mr. Wm. John, the owner of dangerous premises in Quay Street. The Surveyor reported that the steam roller had been hired to Sir C. E. G. Philipps, Bart., on the usual terms. The Surveyor re- ported on the present position of work in Perrot's Avenue, and the reasons for the delay. The Surveyor was instructed to inspect the footpath from the Belle Vue Hotel to the Race- course, and to report as to cost of necessary repairs. The recommendations were confirmed. GAS COMMITTEE. At the Gas Committee, the correspondence which had passed between the gas manager and Messrs. Harold Nickson and Co. was read as to the supply of a cargo of gas coal, which on account of the smallness of the tides it was found impossible for them to deliver at the time named. It was agreed that 80 tons of coal (Barnsley Main) be ordered at contract price by rail, and after communication had been made with the contractors either by telephone or wire, the chairman was authorised to deal with the matter. The committee ap- proved of the coal ordered, and the gas mana- ger was instructed to test the quality. The committee considered quotations for the sup- ply of pipes for the diversion of the gas main in Cartlett, and recommend the acceptance of the quotation of Messrs. Morse and Evans at £15 10s. THE BAD GAS SUPPLY. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds, chairman of the Gas Committee, offered an explanation of the in- convenience which had been caused by the inferior quality of the coal received during the last. week or two, and said it was only due to the gas consumers that this explanation should be given. It was through no fault of the committee, but was owing to the fact that a cargo of coal could not be brought up the river owing to the small tide. The committee or- dered 80 tons of Barnsley Main coal. When this was delivered it was found it was not contract coal, and was nothing like the coal they had previously had, and severely handi- capped the gas manager in producing gas. which he could not get either in quantity or quality required to adequately meet the re- quirements of ilie town. The incident served to show the need of increased storage accom- modation, a matter which the Gas Committee would have to consider. They ought to have at least a three months' supply of coal in hand, especially during the winter months. He thought the members would agree with him that under the circumstances he had set forth the Gas Committee were not to blame for the bad gas supply. He was glad to be able to state that the increased consumption of gas had been made this year than last by 650,000 cubic feet as compared with the corresponding three months of the previous year. Since 1902 the increased consumption of gas amounted to a total of 3,000,000 cubic feet. He had recently read reports of how the increased consumption of gas at Milford was proof of the prosperity of the town Seeing the increased consumption of gas was more proportionately than at Mil- ford, it may be taken as proof that Haverford- west was prosperous, and that they had more money to spend in luxuries. (Laughter.) He hoped that the cargo of coal now on its way would be here early enough next week to enable the gas manager to give the usual -x- cellent supply of gas. He moved the adop of the Gas Committee's report. Mr. H. G. Llewellin seconded and said he was pleased to hear the explanation nd lu know that the very unsatisfact ny IP,}ly • f- gas was due to inferior coal, a matter which was to be remedied. The complaints as to the quality of the coal had been very general dur- ing the last month, and he hoped that the receipt of better coal the bad qu-i-V of thi gas would not be repeated. The report was adopted. AN EXTRAORDINARY RECOMMENDATION. At a meeting of the Borough Committee (ai which there were present the Mess is. G. Merchant Phillips and J. liey Is), a n commendation was adopted "that the C. Mncil Chamber be not let for the purpjse cf ti idinv meetings, without the permission if ine Mayor, and then only on payment of c. re" iii'Vti- g, wtth 2s. 6d. extra when gas and lire were used." Mr. W. J. Jones should He legged to lale exception to the recommendation. In ^iew of the fact that the Council 'harcb.r was u> cd ty gentlemen who devoted a I arable aim j"t of their time and of their mo- y the im- provement of the town, he thouynit 'hey would be doing very wrong to inflict such a charge for the use of the room. Ho nn,v.d that ii. lIe eliminated from the report. Mr. W. G. Rowlands seconded and said he was greatly surprised when he saw the recom- mendation to charge 7s. 6d. per meeting for the use of that room. He took it to refer to the Town Improvements Committee. That com- mittee had been brought into existence with the object of effecting improvements in the tuwn and district, and in a measure their aims were identical with the Town Council, and they existed for a like purpose. What, therefore, was more natural than that they should meet in the municipal offices of the town. Only recently they had been discussing the advisa- bility of advertising the town; and they had got out illustrated guide books to distribute broadcast, and make the town known. If, how- ever. that Council were going to make an exorbitant charge of that kind they might as well burn the books and give up the matter at once. He could hardly think that Council would be so daring as to accept such a recom- mendation as that made by the borough Com- mittee. He hoped they would take a more reasonable view of the matter, and make only a nominal charge if they made any at all. The Mayor: The Borough Committee was also greatly surprised to receive a complaint from the caretaker. The caretaker complained that she could not put up with the spitting and the dirt in the room after a meeting of that committee unless she was paid an extra salary. That is the reason of the recommenda- tion. I was asked if I had given permission for the room to be used, but I had to reply, that no one had ever asked me since I have been in this chair. Mr. W. J. Jones said it was quite right the permission of the Mayor should be asked, and it was probably an oversight. It was added that the permission of the ex-Mayor was given, during whose year of office the meetings com- menced. Mr. I. Reynolds said he supported what had been said about this prohibitory charge. The Town Improvements Committee was called into existence at a town's meeting, presided over by the Mayor, in that very room, who sanction- ed the use of the Council Chamber for holding the meetings. If the present Mayor had not been asked no doubr that had been overlooked. It was, of course, quite reasonable that that Council Chamber should not be used for all sorts of committees, but committees which had been directly called into existence at a town's meeting should be differently regarded, and ought to have the use of the room free, perhaps paying something to the caretaker for giving extra trouble. He suggested, instead of elimi- nating the recommendation of the Borough Committee, that they should add the words, "except for committees appointed at a duly called meeting of the inhabitants of the town, and in such circumstances that the caretaker be remunerated for extra trouble." Mr. W. J. Jones said/he objected to the prin- ciple of the recommendation, and he would stick to his resolution to strike it out, leaving it to the generosity of the committee to give the caretaker something. Mr. Herbert Price seconded the amendment moved by Mr. Isaiah Reynolds, that the care- taker should have reasonable remuneration. Mr. G. Merchant Phillips said the Borough Committee never thought anything about the Town Improvements Committee more than any other committee, as other committees met in the Council Chamber. Alderman T. Rule Owen said he quite agreed with the recommendation. That Council Cham- ber belonged to the Corporation of Haverford- west, and anyone wanting to use it should not only ask permission, but should pay some- thing for it. Why should there be an exception in favour of one committee more than another? Tne Town Clerk, replying to a question, said Tasker's Governors paid for the use of the room, as also the Governors of the Grammar School. Alderman T. Rule Owen: Why should the Town Improvements Committee have the use of the room free ? I consider this room is not a public room; it belongs to the Corporation of Haverfordwest, and is to be used for carry- ing out the duties connected with the business of the town. There have been some rather ugly remarks, I gather, about some of the commit- tee not conducting themselves as gentlemen while they are here. Mr. Isaiah Reynolds: That is open to ques- tion. Alderman T. Rule Owen said they had com- plaints of spitting and dirt, and for the extra work of washing the floors the caretaker should be paid, and not by the Corporation. Mr. W. G. Rowlands said the complaint of the caretaker was scandalous. He had been at most of the meetings, and he had never seen anything of the kind, nothing more than was usual at the committee meetings of the Cor- poration. Mr. W. G. Llewhellin said he had certainly never seen anything of the kind* and he had had the pleasure of attending a few meetings. The Mayor said he knew nothing about it. The complaint was made by the caretaker of much spitting. The Town Clerk, in reply to a question, said the Grammar School and Tasker's paid £2 per annum each for the use of the room. Perrot's Trustees did not pay anything, but they were entitled to the free use of the room. On a vote being taken the second amend- ment moved by Mr. Isaiah Reynolds, was carried. This was made an addition -0 the recommendation that no charge be made for committees appointed by a town's meeting, but that they should give the caretaker reasonable remuneration. THE FIRE BRIGADE. The Fire Brigade Committee recommended that Rule No. 23, having reference to the charge for attendance of the brigade at fires outside the borough, be altered, as from the 28th inst., from 2s. 6d. per hour or part of an hour, to 3s. 6d. per hour for the first hour, 2s. 6d. per hour for the second hour, and Is. 6d. per hour for each succeeding hour. This was agreed to.

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