Newtown April 7th 1863

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

Minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

Letter from the secretary of the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust (in reply) agreeing to hand over to the Municipal Council 100 pound towards the repair of the portion of the Enmore Road situate between Station Street and the Railway Bridge provided the original arrangement was carried out.

Received and read.

From Mr. G. Davies of Goulburn declining to repair Council Chambers at present rent.

Received and read.

By-laws:

Moved by Councillors Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Munro, that the By-laws as read be adopted by the Council.

Carried unanimously.

Committees:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the Improvement Committee for the current year consist of the Chairman and the whole Council.

Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the Committee for General Purposes for the current year consist of the Chairman and Councillors Curtis, Kingsbury, Conley and Munro.

Accounts:

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the accounts now before the Council be referred to the Finance Committee.

Carried

Removal of Toll Bar:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the consideration of petitioning the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust for the removal of the Toll Bar from the Railway Bridge be referred to the Improvement Committee.

Carried.

Notices of motion:

Councillor Knight to move that the Council advertise for tenders for such horses and carts as may be required for the Municipality; also, to move that four men employed in O’Connell Ward, four in Kingston Ward and two in Enmore Ward, also, to move for tenders for a culvert in Bedford Street not to exceed 30 pound.

Signed Councillor Holland, Chairman.


Newtown April 13th 1863

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

Minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

Letter from Mr. G. Davies of Goulburn enclosing agreement signed purporting to let the old School of Arts to the Council for Chambers for two years received and read.

Reports from Committees:

Finance:

The Committee beg to report that they have examined the under mentioned accounts and recommend them to the Council for payment.

Mr. Thomas Legatt for services to the Council as temporary Clerk. Three pounds three shillings.

Mr. M. Bennett for lamp, oil, can cord and pulleys, one pound nineteen shillings and sixpence.

Mr. Joseph Bedford for lettering window and paving kitchen, two pounds five shillings.

Mr. W. H. Mackay Council Clerk’s salary and rent, 15 pounds three shillings and four pence. Mr. Thomas Ashmead, panelling window and partition, four pounds.

Messrs. Hanson and Bennett for advertising, two pounds two shillings.

Mr. C. Goddard for Seal, one pound 10 shillings.

Received.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the report of the Finance Committee be received and recommending the payment of accounts be adopted.

Notices of motion:

Pursuant to notice;

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the Council vote 30 pounds for the construction of a culvert in Bedford Street. Withdrawn by permission for the present.

Also pursuant to notice;

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, that four men be employed in O’Connell Ward, four men be employed in Kingston Ward and two men in Enmore Ward.

Amendment on motion;

Moved by Councillor Bedford seconded by Councillor Conley, that in consequence of the dilapidated and dangerous state of the streets in O’Connell Ward especially in Lansdowne, Campbell, Susan, Prospect, and Brick Streets, six men as day labourers be employed in O’Connell Ward, four in Kingston and two in Enmore Ward with a working Foreman as overseer.

Second amendment on motion and amendment;

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that no day labour be employed until such time as the survey of the streets most requiring attention be surveyed. There being no further amendments the last amendment was put first when there appeared;
For the amendment Councillors Curtis, Munro, Kingsbury and Bailey.
Against amendment Councillors Conley, Knight and Bedford.
It was therefore declared carried.

Two other motions standing in Councillor Knight’s name were withdrawn.

The assessment received for examination.

Notices of motion handed in and meeting terminated.

Signed, Fredk. Wm. Holland, Chairman.


Council Chambers, Newtown, April 20th 1863.

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

Minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

Letter from Mr. Josephson in reply to a communication dated 4th instant stating that having consulted with Mr. Breillatt and Mr. F. Wilson, it had been agreed to place the 100 pound given by the Government, to the credit of the Municipality, for the special purpose of repairing the Enmore Road, and requesting to know when the Council would be prepared to commence the repairs. Received and read.

Committee report:

Council Chambers April 20th 1863.

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

The Improvement Committee beg to report that in accordance with a resolution passed April 7th referring the consideration of petitioning the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust for the removal of the Toll Bar from the Railway Bridge to some spot on Enmore Road. They would recommend that the deputation be appointed to wait upon the Board at the next meeting and ascertain if any arrangement can be made. Also to enquire definitely as to the conditions upon which they would grant the 100 pound for the repair of the Enmore Road.

Report received

Moved by Councillor Munro seconded by Councillor Conley, that the report of the Improvement Committee received on the 20th instant be adopted and Councillors Kingsbury and Bailey be appointed the deputation to wait upon the Road Trust and report that conference to the Council. Carried.

On the motion of Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Council go into Committee to consider the assessment as prepared and submitted by the Council Clerk. Carried unanimously.

The Committee beg to report that they have carefully and thoroughly examined the assessment as submitted and having made some slight alterations recommend the same to the Council for adoption.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Council resume and receive the report of the Committee formed to consider the assessment.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the Council receive the assessment as amended and adopt the recommendation of the Committee formed to examine and report on same.

Carried unanimously.

Notices of motion:

Pursuant to notice, moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Bailey, that the Council Clerk be instructed to survey the streets called Campbell, Susan, Prospect, Brick and Lansdowne in O’Connell Ward; Bedford, Australia and Albermarle Streets in Kingston Ward.

Councillor Munro moved as an amendment, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the surveyor be instructed to examine the streets within each Ward and report on the condition of those which he may consider require the immediate attention of the Council, make an estimate of the probable expense of forming the same after survey, and also report upon the best and most practicable system of having such work performed, whether by contract or daily labour. Further that the sum of 250 pound be voted for carrying out the whole or portions of whatever improvements the survey may advise; the same to be expended in each Ward in the following portions, viz., in O’Connell Ward, 100 pounds, Kingston Ward, 100 pounds and Enmore Ward 50 pound.

The amendment was then put and carried, there appearing, for the amendment, Councillors Curtis, Munro, Conley,Knight and Bedford – 5. Against the amendment, Councillors Kingsbury, Cullen and Bailey – 3.

The notices standing in Councillor Conley’s name were withdrawn, the amendment of Councillor Munro meeting the requirements embodied in his motion.

By-Laws Committee:

On the motion of Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, Councillors Munro and Bailey added to the By-Laws Committee. Motion put and carried.

Signed, Fredk. Wm. Holland, Chairman.

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