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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. The monthly meeting of thf Public Works Committee of the Barry District ( ICil was held on Tuesday afternoon last. M A. Manaton presided, and there were prese: in addition, Messrs, W. J. Williams, T. Walter" James Jones, D. Morgan, and the Rev T. Pandy Johu. Application was made by residents at New Wallace that a foot-bridge be placed over the stream thereat, it being pointed out that the stream ran through a public footpath.—It was agreed to pay half the cost of erecting a foot- bridge, namely, 30s. Mr W. Waddell, resident engineer of the Barry Railway Company, wrote stating the the new road at Colebrook was completed, and asking the Council if they were prepared to take over the maintenance of the road and footpath.-It was decided, however, to comply with the request when the old road was closed. The Surveyor reported that several tradesmen had not complied with the request that their shop blinds, etc., be raised to the regulation height of 7ft. 3in. It was resolved to ghe the defaulting persons a month's notice to comply with the request. Mr James Price, Holton-road, wrote calling attention to the channel running through the lane at the rear of his shop, which he contended was dangerous to his horses. — The Surveyor was instructed to see into the matter, and have the necessary alterations made at a cost not exceeding £ 5. At the suggestion of the Chairman, it was decided to place several gates in the Council fields at the Buttrills. With reference to the proposed laying of electric cable from the Refuse Destructor Works to the Manual Instruction Centre, the Surveyor stated that poles would have to be erected in the lane at the rear of Court-road.—The Committee decided to have the poles erected as suggested. In reference to the maintenance of steam road rollers, the Surveyor stated that a roller with water cart costs £313 per annum. This would be the coet of maintenance of the Council's own roller. A hired roller with water cart would cost j6356 5s. There was, therefore, a saving of £ 32 per annum, or 2s 6d per day, on the former scheme. The question of the proposed new road at the Buttrills, coming up for consideration, the Rev T. Pandy John asked whether the ground landlords would give the land necessary for widening of the existing lane, or if it could not be obtained gratis, at what cost the land could be bought.-The Surveyor was asked to prepare an estimate of the cost of widening the road to 60ft. They had had the land on the right side of the lane offered them at a cost of :£100 per acre, and it was decided to enquire if this offer would hold good for the widening of the lane. Letters were read from several football clubs asking for playing grounds at the Buttrills, but the matter was deferred. This was all the public business.

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