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GAS AND WATER COMMITTEE. ADVANCES…

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GAS AND WATER COMMITTEE. ADVANCES OF WAGES GRANTED. At the monthly meeting of this Committee on Tuesday evening, there were present—Messrs J. E. Levers (chairman), J. C. Meggitt, J.P., S. R. Jones, W. R. Lee, O. McCann, T. Walters, and J. D. Watson. MrF. M. Harris, gas engineer, reported that during the past month 24 gas services had been laid, 5 ordinary and 51 prepayment meters, 56 prepayment, and 17 ordinary cooking stoves and one gas fire had been fixed 20 houses were fitted out, and 12 ordinary and 27 prepayment meters, 8 cooking stoves, and 47 prepayment cooking atoves and 7 gas fires bad been removed. The Committee discussed the question of pur- chasing an automatic weighing machine for coke. Messrs Avery, Limited, wrote stating that they could supply a one-cwt. machine which would weigh from two to three times per minute if required, and would automatically register every discharge.—Mr Jones thought the matter should be deferred, inasmuch as it was not provided for in tha estimate, but the Chairman reminded him that the estimate was for one year, and they would have to wait that time.—It was decided to defer the matter for a month to enable the Gas Engineer to obtain further particulars. It was shown by the report of Mr E. W. Waite, water engineer, that the total quantity of water pumped to the high and low level reservoirs during April was 20,775,000 gallons, the average quantity used per day being 672,500 gallons, equivalent to 22 gallons per head per day upon the .population. In the corresponding month of last year the average quantity consumed per day was 646,066 gallons the consumption last month was. therefore, 26,434 gallons per day on the average more than in April, 19C3. During April rain fell on 11 days, with a total fall of 1'24 iaches. The average April rainfall for the previous 15 years was 1-91 inches, the fall last April being 67 inches below the average for that period. The Gas Engineer reported that the stokers at the Biglis Pumping Station asked that the rate for Sunday work recently given to the gas stokers should be extended to them. At the present time they were paid 6d per hour, without deduction.- It was decided to accede to the request, and at the suggestion of Mr Meggitt it was agreed to request the Water Engineer to minimise as much as possible Sunday labour. The Clerk (Mr T. B. Tordoff) reported that the Local Government Board had sanctioned the borrowing of J66,000, for ten years, for the supply of gas services and general gas fittings. Mr A. Durbin, on behalf of the Gas and Water Department employees, wrote asking that holidays be granted on July 9th on the occasion of the annual outing. -The request was granted. The Chairman said he had seen several employers in the town, and ascertained that men who did plumbing in addition to gas fitting were paid a penny an hour more than they would get if they could only do gas fitting.-After discussion it was decided to raise the wages of the gas fitters one halfpenny an hour. The caretaker of the Gas and Water Offices wrote asking for an increase of wages. — Mr Meggitt: If the Council meetings are going to continue to last till midnight I think some con- sideration should be given to the application. (Laughter.) — It was resolved to increase the amount from 7s 6d to 10s per week, the Gas and Water Committee to bear half of the cost, the Council a quarter, and the Education Committee a quarter. — Mr Meggitt: By granting the increase the Gas and Water Committee save 2s 6d, (Laughter.)

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