The monthly meeting of this Council was held at the Y. M. C. A. Institute on Wednesday evening, present: Mr. Jno. Davies, J. P., Chairman; Mr. B. R. Evans, Mr. D. Jones, Rev. Jno. Morgans, Mr. Evan Lewis, Mr. D. G. Davies, Mr. Jno. Harries, Mr. Evan Evans, Mr. Jno. Evan Jones, Mr. D. George, Mr. T. Fletcher, Mr. Wm. Evans; also the Assistant Clerk (Mr. A. Ernest Evans), and the Rate Collector (Mr. T. J. Rees).
THE FIRE BRIGADE.
The Roads Committee reported that they had dealt with the claims of members of the Fire Brigade for loss of time and damage to clothing, and allowed a total of £7 4s.
Certain of the men had been retained as members of the Fire Brigade, and it was decided to ask that P. C. Edwards and P. C. Thomas should be allowed to join the Brigade. The Captain of the Brigade (Mr. J. P. Davies) was asked to recover from those members who had not been retained all the appliances in their custody.
This was agreed to.
One of the members, Mr. Price, Bettws, wrote that he could not in any way agree to accept payment of £1 10s. in lieu of his claim for £3 3s., and stated he had told the Committee he could not accept a reduction, as he honestly claimed for the loss sustained. The Committee had decided to adhere to their offer, and this was upheld by the Council.
It appeared that after a conversation with Inspector Davies re the police joining the Fire Brigade, the Committee was informed it would be impossible for the constables to become regular members of the Brigade, but they would endeavour to be present at al fires in the district and render all the assistance they could.