January

Council Chambers January 9th 1865.

Present the Chairman and Councillors Hill, Curtis, Holland, Munro, Conley, Bedford and Dunlop.

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

Carried unanimously.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Munro begged to draw the attention of the Chairman to a broken pipe drain in Wellington Street at the back of Mr Hinchcliff’s property. Councillor Hill called attention to the crossing where Short Street intersects Union Street and thought that drain pipes were very much required.

The Clerk was directed to prepare the Municipal Electoral List by the 20th instant and no names to be added after that date.

The Chairman stated that in company with the Council Clerk he had visited the various butchers’ premises, that occupied of late by Mr George Davies was very clean, but so arranged that all offensive matter would easily flowing to the Street at the back and there became a nuisance. Mr I. Davies yard was in a very bad state and they evidently had been slaughtering. Mr. Thy’s premises were as clean as could possibly be expected. He had cautioned them all.

Councillor Conley, in accordance with a promise given to Mr Richardson, would bring under the notice of the Council the lane illegally enclosed at the back of Mr Cowin’s in Oxford Street.

Councillor Holland would move; that the Surveyor General be communicated with, for the purpose of defining the boundary between the Marrickville and Newtown Municipalities on the Enmore Road. Councillor Hill seconded the motion which was unanimously carried.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Holland, that a return be prepared and laid upon the table showing the total amount of assessment on all lands, houses, buildings and other properties within the limit of the Municipality, for the year ending December 31st 1863 and 1864, also the total amount of rates received for the half years above named. Carried unanimously.

Notice of motion handed in from Councillor Munro.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 


 

Council Chambers January 31st 1865.

Present the Chairman and Councillors Hill, Conley, Munro, Bedford, Curtis, Holland, Knight and Dunlop.

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Munro, that the minutes of proceedings of previous meeting be read and confirmed. Carried unanimously.

Correspondence:

1. A letter from Mr Rowland offering his house as Council Chambers. Letter received on the motion of Councillor Munro and Curtis.

2. A letter from S. S. Milgate requesting permission to erect a colonnade in front of his house. Requested granted on the motion of Councillor Hill seconded by Councillor Bedford.

3. A letter from the Marrickville Council requesting the removal of the pipes at the intersection of Juliet Street with the Enmore Road in consequence of them coming in a line with a line of metal. Councillor Knight as Chairman of Works Committee stated that he had visited the place in company with Councillors Conley and Hill and they in reply would recommend the Council not to remove the pipes alluded to. The Council unanimously adopted the recommendation and gave instructions to the Council Clerk to communicate the decision to the Marrickville Council.

4. A letter from the Secretary of the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust calling attention to future communication respecting the Kerbing and Guttering in the Newtown Road, Enmore ward. Clerk to reply and state that the matter was in the hands of the Committee of Works.

5. A letter from Mr Lawson, Egan Street, complaining of a nuisance in the next premises. Letter received on the motion of Councillors Hill and Munro and Clerk to see to the matter.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Munro would move; that as the contractor (Aspinall) was an insolvent who had the Kerbing and Guttering to do on the Newtown Road, Enmore Ward, the Clerk be directed to communicate with the official assignee upon the matter there being about eleven pounds in hand to complete the work. Councillor Hill seconded the motion which was put and carried.

Councillor Munro would suggest that the broken metal now in the Kingston ward be used in Denison and Regent Streets between Lennox and Albermarle Streets for in bad weather it was much required.

Councillor Knight thought it was most required where it was destined for, Viz. North Station Street.

Councillor Conley quite agreed with Councillor Munro as to the bad state of that part of Regent and Denison Streets but the cost of removing it from where it was quite as much required was an objectionable expense.

Councillor Holland would suggest that the polling be fixed to commence at eight o’clock instead of nine as a number of the electors are obliged to be at their business in town by that time. The Chairman stated that the act was so definite upon the point as to precluded any chance of alteration.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Dunlop and carried unanimously, that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider the electoral lists as prepared.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported that the lists for three wards, Viz. Enmore, Kingston, and O’Connell had been examined and were now recommended from the Committee to the Council for adoption.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the adoption of the electoral lists as recommended be ratified. Carried unanimously. Clerk to get the Enmore and O’Connell wards printed immediately.

Motions of which notice has been Given:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that drain pipes be placed at the North ends of Regent and Denison Streets at their intersection with Bu****s Lane(?). [Now believed to be renamed Lands Lane]. Carried.

Notices of motion handed in from Councillor Dunlop.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

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