Council Chambers October 5th 1863.

Present the Chairman and Councillors KingsburyBailey, Cullen, Conley, Munro, Bedford and Curtis.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the minutes of proceedings of previous meeting be read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

They letter from Mr A. Smith complaining of a nuisance which overflowed on to his property in Denison Street, Kingston Ward: Clerk to write and apprise Mr Smith that the absence of their By-laws prevented the appointment of the proper officer, who would otherwise have immediately remedied the nuisance.

Also,

A letter from Mr S. D. Gordon, complaining that the road at the back of his property had been cut down, and that his fence was injured thereby; inquiry to be made between this and when the Council next meet, with a view to ascertaining the facts of the case.

Also, a letter from Mr Thomas Legatt with enclosed account for copying By-laws; referred to Finance Committee.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Kingsbury wished to call the attention of the Clerk to an open well on Mrs Eggleton’s property at the back of Mr Whateley’s, the well not only being dangerous, but a nuisance; Councillor Kingsbury also called attention to a quantity of quarry rubbish that he thought would be advantageous for the foot paths, or for blinding purposes.

Tenders:

Mr John Sly not having complied with the requirements of the specification for kerbing and guttering the west side of the Newtown Road, the Council proceeded, in accordance with advertisement calling for fresh tenders, to open same.

D. Edwards, seven shillings and nine pence per lineal yard and eight pence per foot for kerbing for number one and eight shillings for number two .

Aspinall Brothers, seven shillings and six pence per lineal yard and an allowance of one shilling and six pence per yard for older kerbing.

Holloway and Glasson, seven shillings and nine pence per lineal yard for the whole.

William Tate & Son, nine shillings per lineal yard for the whole.

John Carlyle seven shillings and nine pence per lineal yard and nine shillings per perch for old kerbing.

Thomas Moon, seven shillings and threepence per lineal yard and an allowance of five pence Halfpenny per foot for older kerbing.

William Cox, eight shillings and threepence per lineal yard and an allowance of three shillings per yard for older kerbing.

Thomas Geney, eight shillings per lineal yard and an allowance of 10 shillings per perch for the old kerbing.

William Cowie, eight shillings and threepence for number one and seven shillings and nine pence number two per lineal yard.

James Brearey, seven shillings per lineal yard and an allowance of five shillings five pence per foot for older kerbing.

William Surtees, seven shillings and nine pence per lineal yard for the whole.

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Bedford, and James Brearey’s tender at seven shillings per lineal yard with another allowance of five pence per foot for all kerbing used now on the ground, be accepted, and that in the event of his not complying with the requirements of the specification, that the next lowest, and so on in succession, be communicate with, with a view to immediately proceeding with the work. Carried.

The Council also proceeded to open tenders for forming the Missenden Road.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, that William Iven’s tender for forming the Missenden Road at 19 shillings and six pence per lineal chain the accepted. Carried.

Motions of which notice has been given.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Munro, that the Clerk be instructed to survey Eliza Street and report the probable cost of forming the same with a culvert. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the Clerk be instructed to survey Oxford Street and make an estimate of the probable cost of forming the same. Carried.

Orders of the day:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the survey report be adopted, namely, that the ruts in Forbes Street be done by the men in the employ of the Council, and a footpath be formed on the west side.

The motion proposed, September 21st, to consider by a Committee of the whole Council, viz., the supply of water for the Municipality by Councillor Munro, was withdrawn for the present, the matter being under discussion in the City Council.

Notices of motion handed in by Councillors Munro, Curtis, Bedford and Bailey.

Signed Fredk. Wm. Holland, Chairman.


Council Chambers October 19th 1863.

Present the Chairman and Councillors Knight, Bailey, Cullen, Bedford, Conley, Kingsbury, Curtis and Munro.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury seconded by Councillor Knight, that the minutes of proceedings of previous meeting be read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

A letter from Mr Reoden, complaining of an open well in the Kingston, the property of Mrs Kingsbury, Councillor Kingsbury stated that he was not aware that the well of in question had been uncovered.

Miscellaneous business:

Mr Davidson, Kingston Ward, attended for the purpose of ascertaining if the Council would assist in raising his fence, the same having been filled two feet in the outer side. The Council thought it would form a precedent for future complaints and it would not be advisable to interfere.

Motions of which notice has been given:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that Australia Street be metalled from the Newtown Road to the north side of Albermarle Street, and Albermarle Street also be metalled from Australia Street to its junction with Oxford Street. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that Erskineville lane be formed from the Newtown Road to the Railway Bridge and metalled at cost not exceeding 20 pounds. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Clerk be instructed to survey and make out an estimate of the probable cost of forming Wilson Street from Erskineville lane to its junction with Aldis’ fence. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that tenders be called for the formation of Nelson Street, O’Connell Ward and making a good rubble drain down the centre of same. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Conley, that it is the opinion of this Council that the duty of Clerk and Surveyor for this Municipality should be divided into two distinct offices and that the duties of this office shall be hereafter decided by this Council.

Amendment:

By Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that this Council are of the opinion that they would not be studying the best interests of the ratepayers in paying two persons to fill the office of Clerk and Surveyor when one is sufficient to perform the duties of Clerk and Surveyor and assessor of Works; upon the amendment being put there appeared three for and five against. The original motion was therefore carried by five for and three against.

Orders of the day:

The Surveyor handed in the report in accordance with instructions, namely, the cost of forming Eliza Street and constructing a culvert in same.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Surveyor’s report recommending the expenditure of 25 pounds for the formation of Eliza Street and the construction of a culvert across the same be adopted. Carried.

Notices of motion handed in from Councillors Conley, Kingsbury, Bailey, and Curtis.

Signed Fredk. Wm. Holland, Chairman.

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