Newtown March 2nd 1863.

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

Minutes of last meeting read and confirmed.

Strangers:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, that previous to a division or at any other time strangers may be ordered to withdraw, with a view to having the same embodied in the By-laws of this Municipality.

Carried.

Tenders for Council Chambers and applications for Clerkship:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, that strangers be requested to withdraw until the tenders for Council Chambers and applications for Clerkship be opened and decided on.

Carried.

Tenders for Council Chambers were then opened and read.

Applications for Clerkship amounting to 43 were then opened and read.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Bailey, that all applications for Clerkship only be set aside.

Carried.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Bailey, that this meeting do now adjourn and that the next meeting be held at Councillor Conley’s on Thursday next March 5th at 5 PM.

Carried.

Signed, Councillor Holland, Chairman.

 

Newtown March 5th. 1863.

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

Minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that all applications for Clerkship received since last meeting be thrown out.

Carried.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that applications for the Clerkship together with testimonials be now considered.

Carried.

A ballot having been taken Mr. Mackay was declared elected..

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Munro, that an advertisement be inserted in the daily papers stating that applicants for the situation of Clerkship for the Municipality of Newtown can have their testimonials by applying to the Chairman and an official letter be read to Mr. Mackay appraising him of his election.

Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that a Committee consisting of the Chairman and Councillors Conley, Munro and Curtis be appointed to inquire about a Council Chambers and report to the next meeting.

Carried.

Signed Councillor Holland, Chairman.


Newtown March 9th 1863.

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

Minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Report of Committee appointed to inspect the different premises offered for Council Chambers read.

Letters read from Clerk explanatory.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the amount of security required by the Clerk be 150 pound in two securities of 75 pound each.

Carried.

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the report of the Committee already received be adopted and that the recommendation contained therein, namely to accept the offer of the School of Arts be received. They give the Council the use of an extra room to that mentioned in their tender. And that the Committee be authorised to rent the School of Arts for six months at the rate of 30 pounds per annum.

Carried.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Council do now proceed to consider the probable amount of expenditure for the current year and the assessment of this Municipality.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the estimated probable expenditure for the current year will be 2000 pounds and that an assessment of the Municipality be commenced for the purpose of raising funds for defraying the same.

Carried.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that an advertisement be inserted in the daily papers for a competent assessor to assist the Council Clerk in making an assessment of this Municipality.

Carried signed Councillor Holland, Chairman.


Newtown March 16th 1863.

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

Minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

Letters from the manager of the Joint Stock Bank acceding to a cash credit of 500 pounds received and read.

Letter from the Secretary of the School of Arts declining the offer made for part of the School of Arts as Council Chambers but still open to negotiate.

Received and read.

Letter from Mr. Davies of Goulburn addressed to Mr. Councillor Bedford offering a house occupied by his son situate in the Main Street as Council Chambers.

Read.

It was then moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Munro, that the offer of a house for Council Chambers made by Mr. Davies of Goulburn embodied in a letter to Mr. Councillor Bedford be accepted.
Carried.

Letter to be written to Mr. Davies accepting his offer for 12 months with the understanding that the Council have immediate possession and that the house be put in good repair and the yards cleaned and cleared.

Sureties of Council Clerk.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the Council Clerk (Mr. W.H. Mackay) sureties, W. Rowland Hill, and Mr. C. De Boos, for 75 pounds each be accepted.

Carried.

Applicants for assessing:

Tenders opened and read numbering 15 items. It was then proposed by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that Mr. Langhorne’s tender for 12 pounds 12 shillings for assisting the Council Clerk in making the assessment be accepted.

Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that a letter be written to Mr. Langhorne intimating that his tender has been accepted and that the assessment has to be completed in six weeks.

Carried.

Notices of motion:

Councillor Munro to move on Monday April 26 “That the rate of assessment for the current year the fixed at one shilling in the pound payable half yearly”.

The Council rose and separated.

Signed, Councillor Holland, Chairman.


Newtown March 23rd 1863

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

Minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

Letter from Mr. Rogers offering a cottage in Mary Street received and read, also a letter from Mr. Langhorne offering a house on the Newtown Road suitable for Council Chambers, but the offer made by Mr. Davies of Goulburn, having been previously arranged, the Council were not in a position to entertain the offers.

Council Seal:

The Chairman handed in the Common Seal which was highly approved of.

By-laws:

The By-laws for regulating the proceedings of the Council read, and ordered to be read that day week again, with a view to their being finally passed.

Notice of motion:

Councillor Munro to move with a view to having the same embodied in the By-laws “that all Committees consist of not less than five members, three forming a quorum”.

Signed Councillor Holland, Chairman.


Newtown March 30th 1863.

Present: the Chairman (Mr. F. W. Holland), and Councillors Curtis, Munro, Knight, Conley, Bailey and Kingsbury.

Minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Bank bond:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Munro, that Councillor Knight’s name be substituted as one of the sureties to the Joint Stock Bank in lieu of Councillor Cullen, who unavoidably had to leave for Adelaide, without signing the bonds.

Carried.

Committees:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that all Committees consist of not less than five members three forming a quorum.

Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bailey, that Councillors Kingsbury and Knight be added to the Finance Committee.

Carried.

Council Chamber Furniture:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the Chairman be authorised to purchase the necessary furniture required for Council Chambers and effect any additional improvement that may be necessary.

Carried

Enmore Road:

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the Chairman communicate with the Newtown and Cooks River Roads Trust respecting 100 pounds offered sometime back towards the repair of the Enmore Road intimating that this Council also vote a like amount under the circumstances of the Trust confirming the offer. And that the Chairman also communicate with Mr. Josephson respecting 100 pounds given by the Government for the repair of the Enmore Road.

Omnibus:

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the Council grant permission to Theodore Burgess to ply his omnibus on the Enmore Road for one month; and should the inhabitants of Enmore think proper to petition for the continuance of the accommodation, the Council will further consider the matter.

Carried unanimously.

Cheques:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the Chairman and Councillor Bailey, together with the Treasurer (Councillor Munro) be appointed to sign all cheques to be counter signed by the Council Clerk.

Carried unanimously.

By-laws:

Second reading to take precedence of all other business at next meeting.

Notice of motions:

Councillor Munro, to move that the Improvement Committee for the current year consist of the Chairman and the whole Council, also, Councillor Munro to move that the Committee for General Purposes for the current year consist of the Chairman and Councillors Curtis, Kingsbury, Conley and Munro..

Signed Councillor Holland, Chairman.

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