Council Chambers May 4th 1863.

First Quarterly Meeting.

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

Minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

Letter from the Wardens of St. Stephens Church calling attention to the approaches to the Church in wet weather, also directing attention to the fluid emptied into the back street from Mr G. Davies, butcher, the effluvia arising from which is injurious to health. Referred to the Improvement Committee.

From Mr James Roberts directing attention of the Council to the approaches to the Railway Station. Referred to the Improvement Committee.

Petitions:

Councillor Bailey presented a petition signed by Thomas Holt, J. Holt, E.C. Cracknell, Esqrs. And 17 others calling attention to that portion of Station Street situate between the Enmore Road and the Railway Station, requesting that the Council will at their earliest convenience effect such repairs as will ensure foot passengers a safe transit to and from the Railway Station. Received and read.

Reports:

The Chairman read a report recounting the proceedings for the past quarter and the Treasurer submitted his account: upon which;

Councillor Kingsbury moved, seconded Councillor Curtis, that the report read by the Chairman and the Treasurer’s account be adopted. Carried unanimously.

Signed Fredk. Wm. Holland, Chairman.


Council Chambers, Newtown, May 11th 1863.

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

Minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Reports brought up received:

From Finance Committee recommending the payment of sundry accounts amounting to 68 pounds 15 shillings and threepence.

From Improvement Committee stating that they had fully considered the letter from the Wardens of St. Stephens Church calling attention to Brick Street as also directing attention to fluid emptied into the street from the back premises of Mr G. Davies the effluvia of which causes a nuisance to the neighbourhood. The Committee recommend that the Clerk be instructed to inform the Wardens that the Council have taken preliminary steps towards effecting improvement in Brick Street and that the Council Clerk will see Mr Davies with a view to having the nuisance abated.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the report of the Finance Committee received yesterday recommending the payment of sundry accounts amounting to 68 pounds 15 shillings and threepence be adopted. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the Chairman be authorised to purchase the instruments and whatever may be required for the survey of the Municipality. Carried unanimously.

Referring to Councillor Bailey’s motion in reference to a petition signed by Thomas Holt, J. Holt, E. C. Cracknell Esqs. and 17 others. The fact of the Council commencing operations in the particular street complained of, viz. Station Street, will be the best guarantee of their requirements being attended to.

Deputation appointed to wait upon the Newtown and Cook’s River Road Trust, verbal report, that in their conference with the Road Trust respecting the grand towards the Enmore Road the trustees stated that it would not matter who contributed the corresponding amount but that they with their men could best undertake the work.

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that proposition be embodied in a letter to the roads Trust with a view to meeting both bodies, viz. that the Council advertise for tenders for supply of 500 tons of white metal and that the forming and laying on the metal be done by day labour and that Councillor Knight and the Council Clerk in conjunction be appointed to superintend the same. Carried.

Survey:

The Surveyor in accordance with instructions stated that Brick Street with the intersecting streets from O’Connell Street to the cemetery along Camperdown Road thence through Charles, Lennox and Station Streets were now surveyed and their levels taken.

Notices of motions handed in and the meeting terminated.

Signed Fredk. Wm. Holland, Chairman.


Council Chambers May 15th 1863.

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

Minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Notices of motion:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the Clerk be instructed to survey Hordern, Egan and O’Connell Streets and report thereon. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Knight, that Brick Street be repaired and formed at an expense not exceeding 25 pounds and that Station Street be repaired and formed at an expense not exceeding 20 pound and that Australia Street be formed and repaired at an expense not exceeding 50 pound and that the Clerk be instructed to employ men and call for tenders for horses and carts to do the work that may be required.
Carried.

In accordance with the Notices which appeared in the daily papers the Council continued sitting until 2PM arranging cases of appeals against the assessments.

Signed Fredk. Wm. Holland. Chairman.


Council Chambers May 18th 1863.

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

Minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Notices of motion:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the rate of assessment for the current year be fixed at one shilling in the pound payable half yearly in advance. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that Albermarle Street, Kingston Ward be formed and made at an expense not exceeding 25 pound after survey. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the Council purchases six barrows, two dozen of Collins best picks and two dozen shovels for the use of the Municipality. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the Chairman be authorised to provide any temporary assistance that may be required in the office. Carried.

Notices of motion handed in and meeting terminated.

Signed, Fredk. Wm. Holland, Chairman


Council Chambers May 25th 1863.

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

Minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

Letter from the Secretary of the School of Arts (by instruction of the Committee) complaining of the conduct and language of both men and boys connected with omnibuses and also urging the removal of the stand.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bailey, that the letter read be referred to the By-laws Committee. Carried.

Tenders:

On the motion of Councillors Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Curtis, the following tenders were opened and considered accepted at eleven shillings per day. Patrick Machen, James Jenkins, Christopher Cox, and Joseph Bedford.

Motions of which notice had been given:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the Chairman be empowered to make arrangements with the Gas Company to supply one gas lamp post and supply of gas for one-year to be placed in front of the Council Chambers. Carried

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bailey, that the By-laws Committee frame the By-laws for the collection of rates, the suppression of nuisances and houses of ill fame, compelling residents to keep their premises free from offensive matters, the regulation of omnibuses and other public vehicles, the sale of butchers meat and the preservation of public decency and public health. The same to be submitted to the Council as early as possible. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the current rate of wages are not to exceed six shillings per day and an additional one shilling for the overseer. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Knight, that Lansdowne, Campbell and Susan Streets in O’Connell Ward be surveyed, formed and levelled by day labour, the cost not to exceed at Lansdowne Street, 15 pounds, Campbell Street, 20 pounds and Susan Street, 15 pounds. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Bailey, that a drain pipe be laid at the intersection of Francis Street and the Enmore Road and likewise at the intersection of Juliet Street and the Enmore Road at a cost of not more than 10 pounds and that these streets be formed and repaired at an expense of not more than 10 pounds each. Carried.

Signed Fredk. Wm. Holland, Chairman.

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