Newtown February 16th 1863.

Minutes of proceedings.

Present: Councillor Cullen, Kingsbury, Knight, Curtis, Holland, Bailey, Munro, Bedford.

Declaration of office.

The declarations of office were handed in as required by 22 of Victoria No 13 schedule D.

Chairman.

Moved by Councillor Holland seconded by Councillor Curtis that Mr. Kingsbury be elected Chairman.

Moved by Councillor Conley seconded by Councillor Bedford that Mr. Holland be elected Chairman.

A ballot having been taken Councillor Holland was declared elected and immediately made the necessary declaration before Mr. Cullen JP.

Clerkship.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that Thomas Legatt be appointed temporary Clerk to this municipality.

Question put and passed.

Meeting terminated.

 

Newtown February 23rd 1863

Present: Chairman and full Council.

Minutes of previous meeting read and approved.

Clerkship: Application for the Clerkship from Mr. Frederick Keene received and read.

Council Chambers:

Moved by Councillor Cullen, seconded by Councillor Bailey, that suitable premises for Council Chambers be advertised for in the daily papers.

Motion put and passed.

Council Clerk:

Moved by Councillor Cullen, seconded by Councillor Munro, that the Chairman advertise in the daily papers for a Council Clerk. Salary required to be named by applicant.

Amendment moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the present Clerk continue to act until Council is settled in the new Chambers.

Amendment put and negatived.

Original motion put and passed.

Finance Committee:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Chairman together with Councillor Cullen and Councillor Bailey be appointed a Finance Committee for the ensuing year.

Motion put and passed.

Cash credit:

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, that a cash credit of 500 pounds be opened at one of the banks and that the matter be referred to the Finance Committee.

Motion put and passed.

Treasurer:

Moved by Councillor Cullen, seconded by Councillor Conley, that Councillor Munro be appointed Treasurer for the ensuing year.

Motion put and passed.

By-laws Committee:

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Munro, that a sub Committee be appointed to form a code of By-laws, the Committee to consist of Councillor Cullen, Councillor Kingsbury and the Chairman.

Motion put and passed.

Signed Fredk. Wm. Holland Chairman.

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