Council Chambers February 3rd 1865.

A third quarterly meeting.

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

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read be confirmed. Carried unanimously.

Correspondence:

1. A letter from the Marrickville Council in reply refusing compensation for alteration of the footpath situate between Juliet and Francis Streets, Enmore Road.

2. A letter from Mr J. F. Josephson, M. L. A., stating that there are three cottages on his estate at Enmore and; that at the next assessment they be separately assessed, yet so nevertheless that the present amount shall not be exceeded. As this involved a question as to the right the occupants of those cottages had to vote at the ensuing election the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider the letter.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported that the request contained in Mr Josephson’s letter had not been acceded to.

Reports:

The Chairman read his quarterly report which was on the motion of Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill adopted unanimously.

The Treasurer laid on the table his quarterly balance sheet congratulating the Council on the able and straightforward manner in which the books were kept by the Clerk. He would move the adoption of the balance sheet. Councillor Munro seconded the motion which was unanimously carried.

Miscellaneous business:

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, and unanimously carried; that this Council record on the minutes of their proceedings their thanks to the auditors, Messrs H. Phillips and R. Birkett, for their able and assiduous services in auditing the accounts.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Bedford and carried; that the Committee of Works be empowered to get that portion of the Newtown Road Kerbed opposite Mr Tye’s new shop.

This terminated the proceedings and the Council separated.

Signed H. Munro, Chairman.

 


 

Council Chambers February 20th 1865.

A meeting convened for the purpose of electing the Chairman for the current year.

Present Councillors Kingsbury, Munro, Hill, Bedford, Cozens, Curtis and Dunlop.

It being necessary that there should be a full Council for the purpose (or the written assent in the event of absence to any acts that may be done), those present having waited an hour without the appearance of Councillor Conley and Knight the Council Clerk was directed to apprise those gentlemen that the meeting was adjourned until Wednesday evening and request their attendance then.

Signed H. Munro, Chairman.

 


Council Chambers February 22nd 1865.

An adjourned meeting for the purpose of electing a Chairman for the Municipality.

Present Councillors Munro, Kingsbury, Hill, Knight, Dunlop, Bedford, Curtis and Cozens. Half an hour having lapsed without Councillor Conley attending, the meeting was again adjourned until Friday evening the 20th inst.

Signed H. Munro, Chairman.

 


 

Council Chambers February 24th 1865.

An adjourned meeting (from an adjourned meeting assembled on the 22nd instant) for the election of a Chairman for the current year.

Present Councillors Munro, Dunlop, Hill, Bedford, Conley, Curtis, Cozens, Kingsbury and Knight.

Councillor Conley regretted that his absence had in anyway detained the proceedings. He was not aware it was necessary there should be a full Council for the purpose.

Councillor Knight also regretted his absence which arose from a similar oversight.

Councillor Dunlop moved, seconded by Councillor Munro and carried; that the Council Clerk be voted to the chair pro forma, the purpose of proceedings of the business of the meeting.

Councillor Kingsbury, as returning officer at the late election, stated that Mr Richard Wilmont Cozens had been elected as Councillor for Enmore Ward; Mr Henry Munro, as Councillor for Kingston Ward; Mr William Curtis as Councillor for O’Connell Ward; and Messrs Charles Eastwood and Charles Alfred Newman as auditors for the Municipality.

Declarations of office of Councillor Cozens, Munro and Curtis laid on the table.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Conley, that Councillor Munro be elected Chairman of the Municipality for the current year. Carried unanimously.

This terminated the proceedings and the Council separated.

Signed H. Munro, Chairman

 


 

Council Chambers February 28th. 1865.

Present the Chairman and Councillors Kingsbury, Knight, Curtis, Bedford, Conley, Hill, Dunlop and Cozens.

Declaration of office of Chairman read and laid on the table.

Minutes of proceedings of previous meetings read and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Bedford.

Miscellaneous business:

Moved by Councillor Dunlop; that this Council desire to record on the minutes of the proceedings a vote of thanks to Councillor Kingsbury, the late Chairman, for the able and impartial manner he has at all times evinced in the discharge of the duties of the office. Councillor Hill seconded the motion, put and unanimously carried.

Councillor Curtis would wish to call the attention of the Council to an open well on Mrs William’s property in Hordern Street. The Chairman promised to see to the matter.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Knight and carried; that the Clerk receive the sum of 18 pounds for the current wages account until the Council meet again.

Councillor Dunlop complained of a public nuisance occasioned by those in charge of the buses on Sundays. He had attempted to interfere, but only received abuse. The Chairman stated that he intended to get several of the clauses of the By-laws referring to nuisances printed and posted throughout the Municipality, one of which would, when enforced, meet the case.

Councillor Curtis would draw the attention of the Council to the unfinished condition of the Kerbing and Guttering on the Newtown Road, Enmore Ward. As the official assignee had been written to, into whose hands the matter had fallen, through the contractor having sequestered, the Council thought it would be better to wait a few days before taking any further steps.

Motions of which notice has been Given:

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that a copy of the following resolution be forwarded to the Postmaster general, praying him to give the matter his favourable consideration at his earliest convenience, Viz., that in addition to the present postal arrangements, it is desirable a mail should leave Newtown to arrive in Sydney in time for the up country dispatch, as well as for the early town delivery. That a mail arrive in Newtown at or about 4 P.M., to be left at the Post Office for the convenience of persons choosing to call until next morning, when those remaining could be delivered in the usual course. That the above be in addition to the present postal arrangements. Motion put and unanimously carried.

Orders of the day:

Appointment of Treasurer, the various Standing Committees, and to estimate the probable expenditure for the current year; also the appointment of members to sign cheques.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that Councillor Knight be appointed Treasurer for the current year. Unanimously carried.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the Finance Committee consist of the Chairman and Councillors Dunlop, Kingsbury, Knight and Cozens. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the By-law Committee consist of Councillors Knight, Dunlop, Curtis, Hill and Conley. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, that the Committee of Works consist of Councillors Knight, Curtis, Hill, Bedford and Conley. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Treasurer and Chairman, with Councillor Curtis as a substitute for either, be appointed to sign cheques for the current year. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the Council resolve into a Committee of the whole to estimate the expenditure for the current year. Carried unanimously.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported; that the Committee recommended for adoption the sum of 2287 pounds as the estimated expenditure for the current year. For details see report.

The report unanimously adopted (for estimated expenditure) on the motion of Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury.

Notices of motion handed in from Councillors Kingsbury and Dunlop.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Henry Munro, Chairman.

 

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