Minutes Tue 17 Mar 1903

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Tue 17 Mar 1903


Mr Mortimer, Ebley Saw Mills, intended to abolish nuisance in yard and connect with new sewerage as soon as available.
Gas Company had decided to forgo charge for use of weights to Company.
Draft clause for protection of Stroudwater Navigation in connexion with Stroud Urban District Council’s Electric Lighting Bill accepted. Under consideration by Board of Trade. Urban Council to pay legal charges of solicitors of Navigation.
24 March named for claim of £48 19s 3d unpaid by Stroud Rural District Council.
Sill at Mr Kimmins garden door at Ryeford not yet raised.
Relief of pressure by surface water on Company’s culvert at Bristol Road requires enlargement of County Council’s 6 inch drain.
Difficulty in procuring ashes to repair towing path at Ebley.
Bristol Road Wharf piled and towing path ‘Westfield Ground’ to Coffin Weir cut back and re-ashed.

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[1903 Mar] Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Tuesday the 17^th day of March 1903 @ 3 o'clock pm
Present: Mr C H Hooper Chairman, Mr A B Hooper, Mr E P Little, Mr P J Evans, Sir W H Marling Bart, Mr W Davies, Mr W J Stanton, Mr F A Little
Mr Whittingham, Solicitor, in attendance.
[Nuisance Ebley Saw Mills] The Chairman reported that as arranged last Meeting of the Committee he had seen Mr Mortimer at Ebley Saw Mills, who purposed abolishing the nuisance in his yard, and connecting with the new Sewerage as soon as available. Also that Sir W H Marling had kindly mentioned to the Gas C^oy the matter of charge for use of weights for testing, with the result that the Gas C^oy had decided to forgo that charge to this Company. Mr E P Little undertook to express to the Gas Company the appreciation by the Stroudwater Navigation of this courtesy.
[SUDC Electric Lighting Bill] A letter from the Company's Solicitor to the Clerk (Mar 16) was read, showing that the draft clause for protection of the Stroudwater Navigation in connexion with the Stroud Urban District Council Electric Lighting Bill, had been accepted by that Council and was under the consideration of the Board of Trade. The legal charges of the Solicitors of the Stroudwater Navigation, the Urban Council had undertaken to pay.
[SRDC £41..19..3] Further correspondence with the Clerk of the Stroud Rural District Council on the still unpaid claim of £48..19..3 was reported, and the Company's Solicitors had named the 24^th for its discharge. Sir W H Marling and Mr E P Little undertook to see the Council on the subject, but failing their success to obtain payment by the date named, the Committee instructed the Solicitors of the Company to take the necessary means for securing it promptly.
[Dudbridge Weigh Bge - Price] A letter from the Clerk of the County Council to whom the charge for stamping the Weigh Bridge had been sent by order of the Committee, explaining that it should have been forwarded to Inspector Jones.
Our Clerk reported:-
[1 Ryeford Silt] 1 That the sill at Mr Kimmins' garden door at Ryeford had not yet been raised, as had been promised by him.
[2 B Road Culvert] 2 That the relief of the pressure by surface water on the Company's Culvert at 'Bristol Road' would require the enlargement of the County Councils 6" drain, and Mr Snape was directed to see the Surveyor respecting it.
[3 Hos Sub Entry] 3 That the Companys subscription to the Stroud Hospital having hereto been entered under 'Rates and Taxes' he desired instructions, and was directed to include it henceforth with 'Incidentals'.
[4 Ashes for Towing path] 4 That he had found a difficulty in securing ashes to repair towing path at Ebley.
[5 B Road Wharf] 5 That the Bristol Road Wharf had been duly piled and the towing path 'Westfield Ground' toe 'Coffin Weir' had been cut back and re-ashed.
Cheques drawn: £ s d
J Buggins & C^o: 2..14..3
Orchard & Peer: 3..8..0
W J Snape: 37..10..0
W Fredericks: 6..10..0
W Warman (Insurance): 4..16..6
[Total] £54..18..9.
It was resolved that the next Committee Meeting be held on the 21^st April and the General Half-Yearly Meeting on the same day at 3.30pm.

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