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CARMARTHEN TOWN COUNCIL

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CARMARTHEN TOWN COUNCIL The monthly meeting of this Council was held at the Shire Hall, -on Tuesday Mr John Lewis, mayor, presiding-. There were also presentAldermen J. B. Arthur; Walter Spurrell:; William Evans; L. D. Thomas; Councillors John Morgans; John Lloyd; W. II. Martin: H. S Holmes; John Crossman; John Jenkins; Dunn Williams; W Gibbon; Oliver tlbnew; George James; David Williams; Thomas Williams; Ilev. A. Fuller Mills and E. Collier. THE ALL-NIGHT LAMPS. Arising out of the minutes, Mr. John Lloyd pro- posed that the all-night lamps which the Council had granted at Johnstown, and Park Hall should not be lit until August 1st, th same as all the other lamps. Mr. Spurrell seconded and it was earried. CORRESPONDENCE. The Clerk read a letter asking the Council for a subscription towards the Building Fund of the National Library of Wales. Mr. Vincent Howell Thomas, proposed that "any one who liked to subscribe could do so," Mr. John Lloyd seconded. Rev. A. Fuller Mills said they should not dismiss it so summarily as that. The National Library of Wales was something of importance to the Prin- cipality and all the Councils throughout Wales haJ subscribed towards it. Were they in Carmarthen, whien was so near Aberystwyth, going to dismiss the matter without even consideration? On the suggestion of Mr. Mills, it was decided to consider the matter at the next monthly meeting of the < 'ouncil. THE BULWARKS. The Town Clerk said he had received an answer from the G.W.R. Co. with regard to the complaint ntadc bv Aid. Wm. Evans that the access to the bulwark had been cut off by the G.W.R. men on Good Friday. Having heard the letter read, several members said it was evident that the solici- to the Company ,,¡,<1 misunderstood the com- print. Mr. Wm. Evans pointed out that it was the right °f way to the bulwark that was under discussion. On the proposition of the Rev. A. F. Mills, it was decided that the Clerk should write to them again Pointing out that what was complained of was the butting-off the access to the bulwark on the side of tlw river. BEE-KEEPING. A letter wa.s read from the County Authority ask- illg the Council if they desired a centre at Car- ftlarthcl1 for the teaching of bee-keeping. The Town Clerk said the cost would be JB6. Last the Council decided not to have such a centre. A similar resolution was again passed. TELEGRAPH OFFICE IN LAMMAS STREET. A letter was received from the Postmaster with regard to representations made for a telegraph and telephone office in Lammas-street. The Town Clerk explained that he had seen the Postmaster with regard to the matter. The tele- jsraphs did not pay at present in the town, and the Posmaster had unofficially expressed the opinion that ho did not think the request would be granted. However, a communication had been sent to the Department in London, and their reply wa.s being awaited. The Mayor thought there should be at any rate a telephone in Lammas-street, so that residents resid- ing in that end of the town desirous of sending a ay telegrams might hand them in at Lammas- street Office for transmission over the 'Phone to the head office in King-street. It would be very Convenient for residents of Johnstown and Lammas- Ktroer and the district. There was such a system in /Pendine. Rev. Fuller Mills said he understood that to con- v-t the office in Lammas-street into a telegraph .fi.('f> would necessitate considerable change in the building et a big expense. He did not think there was any objection to a telephone. It was' decided to await the reply from the De- partment in London. CRICKET IN THE PARK. A letter was read on behalf of the Model School IIOY,, and another from Mr. S. Tudor Hanks on behalf of the Carmarthen Cricket Club, applying for permission to play cricket inside the track in the The latter, whose application was refused at the last meeting, offered to pay for the use of the round. Mr. J. Crossman moved that permission be given to all. Rfv. Fuller Mills' seconded, and Mr. John Lloyd foIIJpportcd. Mr. D. Williams said he thought the Park was (Jnly to be used by children under a certain age. Mr. Holmes Concurred, and pointed out that a resolution had been passed a year ago to that effect. Though not against granting the application, he said they had received complaints before, and it was #III It(, pasv to send the ball from the centre of the field over the grand stand. It was decided that all children under 12 years of 2'(> be allowed to play inside the track, the applica- tion of Mr. Hanks not being entertained. Mr. John Lloyd—Will the children have to bring certificates with them? (laughter). ALL-NIGHT LIGHT. A letter was received from Mr. Morgan, secretary of the Trades and Labour Council, asking for an all-night light in Fancis-terracc near the coalyard. Mr. John Lloyd-If we are going to entertain them all, we will have five or six at the next meet- ig. There are many places which want an all- night light. Mr. Crossman—Yes, there is a place by the Foun- dry black as ink. j MI". W. V. Howell Thomas said he was of opinion that, the town should be well lit, and, on his pro- P°sjt;ion- seconded by Mr. George James, a com- *V'ttee was appointed to go round the town, and re- Port as to places requiring all-night lights. Alr. E. V. Collier drew attention to the fact that tne earth works behind Morfa,-lane was being filled old debris. It was stated that the property had now been sod to a private person. Mr. George James said it was a pity that such an Ilt(,r;eal landmark should be destroyed without an i "FfO"t being made on the part of the Council to save I J. Mr. H. S. Holmes said that this historical land- mark had been made a stalking horse to the Council Itnd they had been done. The Surveyor was instructed to see into the matter. MYRDDIN CRESCEivrr. trait '°tter was received from Mr. Rees Davies. cen- to i f>r- regretting the decision of the Council n«t MvhV °°s^ making the new road at the- m Crescent- Mr. Davies maintained that bv be°UnCl1 to enc°«rage private enterprise Mr 8nn a Par*' V10 expense of new road-making-, the U€l Saicl iiad altere(J mind traduction of the new Budget, and h« thought I the Council should boar the co"t of laying the drain- age. The building trade was slack, and working- men wanted houses. In view of the Budget pro posals he thought they would be able to reduce the rates in 1915 (Voices: "Never."). Mr. Samuel gave notice of motion to bring the matter of the making of new roads up at the next meeting. j' THE PARK AGAIN. The Town Clerk reported the receipt of a cheque for JS148 8s. lLd. from the Sports and Attractions Committee which was recently dissolved. The amount represented the balance in hand which it had been decided to hand over to the Corporation. Rev. A. F. Mills suggested that the money should be devoted towards making a public bowling green. So far as the sports were concerned they were finished and the track was at an end (cries of No."). Restaurant keepers of the town were com- plaining bitterly of the fact that there were no attractions in the town on Bank Holidays. It was decided to place the money oil deposit in the bank in the name of the Mayor and the Town Clerk, the interest accruing to be annually handed over to the district funds of the Corporation. RESIGNATION. Mr. James Evans tendered his resignation as inspector under the Shops Act. It was decided to accept it with thanks for past services. INCREASE IN SALARY An application for an increase in salary was re- ceived from the Rate Collector. It was pointed out that his present salary was £ 200 per annum, out of which he had to pay two clerks, a total of JB80. After a great deal of discussion, it was decided to grant him JB20 increase. PONDSIDE. Aid. Wn-1. Evans moved that the Surveyor be instructed to do the necessary repairs at Pondsi e. Mr. D. Williams moved that instructions' be given to the owners of the pond to clean it. Mr. J. B. Arthur said that at one time this was considered the most beautiful walk in the neighbour, hood, but it broke up as soon as the tinworks was closed. He should like to see it repaired, and hoped the Council would try to get permission to lay pipes from the Gwili to the pond, so as to have a good supply of water in it. Air. John Lloyd said he would support him, if the owners of the adjoining fields would have to pay for the pipe laying, as they could utilise this to water the fields. Mr. Howeli Thomas—Don't you think it is rather a dangerous precedent; if we do this we will be called upon at all times to repair paths. Mr. Crossman said lie was not at all against re- pairing it, but they would have to bear in mind what Mr Thomas; said. Mr. Thomas Williams-I think we ought to repair our own property first, and not go outside. Mr. Spurrell said the Council would make it clear that there would be no liability on them in the future. v. Fuller Mills proposed that a small commit- tee be appointed, and that they, accompanied by the burveyor, should visit the place, and bring in a report and estimate at the next meeting. Mr. Crossman seconded. A committee was then appointed. The next item was to consider the question of re- moving part of The gravel bank below the new rail- way bridge. It was decided to give 2s. to the boatmen for every ton brought to the Quay.

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