Council Chambers December 2nd 1863.

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

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

Correspondence:

No 1, A letter from Mr Harrison complaining that his letter, dated September 28, relating to the injury of a fence at the rear of Mr S. D. Gordon’s property, had not been replied to. Clerk to endeavour to ascertain Mr Harrison’s address and then to reply.

No 2, A letter from Mr David Peden, proposing to pay a moiety of the expense of Kerbing and Guttering in the west side of Egan Street for about 30 feet. Granted.

Miscellaneous business:

The Chairman stated that he had had an interview with the manager of the Joint Stock Bank, and that there would not be any objections to extend the cash credit account either upon the personal responsibility of individual Councillors, or a mortgage of the funds of the Municipality.

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Conley, that this Council apply to the Joint Stock Bank for an extension of the cash credit account to the amount of  2000 pounds, secured by the funds of the Municipality. Carried.

The Chairman laid on the table for signature a petition to the Legislative Council, emanating from a conference of the Chairman and Councillors of the suburban Municipalities praying to have the management of the omnibuses in their respective jurisdictions.

The Chairman also wished to direct the attention of the Council to the open state of the old Newtown Road, and suggested the necessity of replacing a fence, as there were continually persons driving cattle through to the great injury of the foot paths; the Council thought that this matter came within the jurisdiction of the Road Trust and that they ought to make good the fence.

Councillor Bailey wished the Clerk to be instructed to write to the Marrickville Council respecting the joint expense of forming the Stanmore Road.

Motions of which notice has been given:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Munro, that Hordern and Egan Streets be metalled from the Newtown Road to Brick Street and O’Connell Street so far as Prospect Street. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Munro, that the Surveyor be instructed to survey Bedford Street and report the probable cost of forming same with one footpath on the south side. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Bailey, that Station Street be metalled from the railway gate to the Enmore Road at a cost not exceeding 60 pounds. Carried.

A motion standing in Councillor Munro’s name withdrawn.

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the carrying out of the resolution of this Council respecting the separation of the officers of Council Clerk and Surveyor be postponed until the end of the Municipal year. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Bailey, that that part of Station Street intersecting Holt Street and Holt Street be surveyed and the probable cost be ascertained in order for their formation. Carried.

Notices of motion handed in from Councillors Curtis and Kingsbury.

Signed Fredk. Wm. Holland, Chairman.


Council Chambers December 14th 1863 .

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

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

Correspondence:

A letter from the manager of the Australian Joint Stock Bank intimating their willingness to increase the cash credit account from the present amount of 500 pounds to 1000 pounds on security of the rates and revenue of the Municipality.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cullen, that the offer made by the directors of the Australian Joint Stock Bank to extend the cash credit to 1000 pounds be accepted and that the said loan be entered into in accordance with the 87th clause of the Municipalities Act. Carried unanimously.

Also a letter from Mr Reuss, Surveyor, enclosing particulars of boundaries of a block of land situate between Eliza and Australia Streets and report of an excess of grounds of eight feet six inches to Eliza Street. Clerk to see Mr Webster and endeavour to arrange the matter.

Also a letter from the Registrar General requiring a statistical return of the receipts and disbursements of the Municipality for the purpose of compiling the register for the year 1863. Particulars to be furnished as required.

Also a letter from Mr Harrison, intimating that Mr S. D. Gordon, Sydney was quite sufficient addresses. Clerk to write and state that the Council declined to make any repairs to the fence complained of.

Motions of which notice has been given:.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the sum of 10 pounds be voted to complete the metalling of the Missenden Road. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Bailey, that this Council form that portion of the Stanmore Road from Liberty Street to the Enmore Road at a cost not exceeding 10 pounds provided the Marrickville Council also form their portion of said Road. Carried.

Orders of the day:

Opening applications for the appointment of Bailiff, Inspector of Nuisances and collection of the unpaid rates as specified in the particulars there were in all 50 applicants and the Council proceeded to elect by ballot when Mr Thomas Gordon was declared duly elected.

This terminated the proceedings.

Signed Fredk. Wm. Holland, Chairman.


Council Chambers December 30th 1863.

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

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 I. F. Josephson asking for the particulars of the expenditure of 100 pounds given by the Government and handed over to the Municipal Council by Messrs. Felix Wilson, T. C. Briellatt and himself for repairs of the Enmore Road. Clerk to furnish particulars.

Also a letter from Mr Markill [?], respecting the narrowness of the footpath in front of the house he occupies; referred to Improvement Committee.

Also a letter from Mr Harrison, respecting the fence at the rear of Mr S. D. Gordon’s property. The matter to be left to the direction of the Chairman

Also a letter from Mr W. Elyard requiring a detailed estimate certified by the Chairman of the revenue of the Municipality with a view of obtaining His Excellency’s permission to enable the Municipal Council to borrow 1000 pounds from the Australian Joint Stock Bank. The Chairman stated that information had been forwarded as required.

Reports:

From Finance Committee recommending payment of sundry accounts amounting to fifty seven pounds five shillings.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the report of Finance Committee recommended payment of sundry accounts amounting to 57 pounds five shillings be adopted.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Kingsbury wished to know if the posts on the pathway opposite Mr Breillatt’s gates could not be removed; they having been placed here to prevent horsemen from using the path; they were a dangerous nuisance to passengers; Clerk to call on Mr Breillatt previous to the Council interfering.

Notice of motions handed in:

By Councillor Conley.

Orders of the day:

The appointment of Committees to revise the Municipality electoral list. It was arranged that the Councillors representing the respective boards examine the list belonging thereto. Councillor Cullen begged as a matter of privilege to state to the Chairman that he had received a letter complaining of his conduct and language during appointment of Bailiff, Inspector of Nuisances and he thought as the matter was conducted with closed doors it was an unfair thing that the confidence of the Council should have been abused upon the occasion.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Fredk. Wm. Holland, Chairman.


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