Council Chambers April 1st 1865.

Special meeting convened for the purpose of receiving reply from Committee of School of Arts respecting Chambers and finally to arrange for same.

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

Letter read from Mr Alpass, Honorary Secretary of School of Arts, accepting the offer made them by the Council. Viz., 60 pounds per annum.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the letter from Secretary of School of Arts, Newtown, be received and that the Chairman be empowered to finally arrange matters & sign agreement.

Signed H. Munro, Chairman.

 


 

Council Chambers April 7th 1865.

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

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the minutes of proceedings of previous meetings read be confirmed. Carried unanimously.

Correspondence:

1. A letter from Mr Alpass, the Honorary Secretary of the School of Arts stating, that as they had been put to considerable expense in the alteration of the premises, it will be a boon to them if the Council will direct that the rent for the current quarter be paid in advance.

Letter received on the motion of Councillor Dunlop and H. and to be taken into consideration at a later period of the evening.

2. A letter from the Postmaster General, in reply stating, that he was prepared to direct the letter carriers to bring in a mail from Newtown so as to arrive at the General Post Office not later than 8 A.M., and that further, if the Municipal Council will make arrangements to send for a mail at 3:30 P.M., such a mail shall be sorted for despatch, but at the present time the Honourable the Treasurer refuses to sanction any expense for extra postal accommodation.

Letter received on the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Bedford, and to be taken into consideration at a later period of the evening.

3. A letter from Mr William Teale, Secretary to the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust, in reply declining to contribute towards expense of metalling the Erskineville Lane.

Reports:

From Committee of Works, recommending, that that portion of Australia Street from Albermarle Street to Mr George Bedford’s property be metalled; also that Bedford Street as far as Denison Street from Australia Street be metalled; and that the Surveyor be instructed to estimate and submit the cost of rough pitching the water table of the east side of the Camperdown Road.

Report received on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Knight.

Miscellaneous business:

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the Clerk be instructed to reply to the Postmaster General’s communication intimating the Council’s acceptance of his offer,Viz., to take in a mail not to arrive at the General Post Office later than 8 A.M., and solicit his convenience to receive a deputation to confer upon the latter portion of his letter. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the letter received from the School of Arts Committee asking a quarterly rent in advance be complied with. Carried

Councillor Dunlop had in conformity with the wish espoused by several of his brother Councillors, Viz., to have the present doorway leading into the Chambers removed so as to open direct from the lobby, mentioned the matter to the Committee of the School of Arts, and now held an authority for the purpose, should the Council like to avail themselves of it, he would therefore move, that the sum of two pounds 10 shillings be voted for the purpose. Councillor Cozens seconded the motion which was put and unanimously carried.

Councillor Dunlop moved, that the matter be left in the hands of the Committee of Works and that the authority for the alterations be filed. Seconded by Councillor Hill and carried.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Hill, that tenders be called for the supply of 1000 tons of white metal, to be broken and carted where and when wanted.

Amendment;

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Knight, that arrangements be entered into with Mr West the late contractor for the continuance of a supply of 500 pounds worth of white metal at the same price to that already supplied, Viz., seven shillings and sixpence per ton.

A short discussion ensued, when Councillor Curtis withdrew his amendment, and the original motion was put and unanimously carried.

Two motions standing in Councillor Kingsbury’s name were withdrawn.

Notices of motion.

Two notices of motion handed in from Councillor Curtis and from Councillor Conley.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Henry Munro, Chairman.

 


Council Chambers April 19th 1865.

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

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

Correspondence:

A letter read from Mr W. D. Hughes, complaining of a nuisance.

Reports:

1. From Finance Committee recommending accounts amounting to 101 pounds nine shillings and one pence for confirmation and payment. Received on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Knight.

2. From Committee of Works for adoption. Adopted on the motion of Councillors Conley and Curtis.

Miscellaneous business:

The Chairman laid on the table the assessment for the current year as prepared by the Clerk and suggested the expediency of examining it at once.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Council resolve into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of examining the assessment. Carried.

The Council having resumed, the Chairman reported that the Committee have carefully examined the assessment and having made some slight alterations now recommend it to the Council.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the assessment for the current year 1865-1866 as altered in Committee be received, and its adoption stands on orders of the day for the next meeting. Carried unanimously.

In answer to a question by Councillor Curtis, the Chairman stated that a list of the unpaid rates would be laid upon the table at the next meeting.

Councillor Knight would suggested that some steps be taken by applying to the railway authorities for the purpose of turning the water through the railway fence, in the upper portion of Bedford Street. Permission had been awarded to the Trustees of the Road but they had never availed themselves of it.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Hill, and carried unanimously, that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of opening tenders for the supply of 1000 tons of white metal, and the cartage required for the use of the Municipality.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported that Messrs. Craig and Harbey’s tender at six shillings per ton of 24 feet had been accepted for the supply of 1000 tons of white metal and that Patrick Macken’s tender for the supply of cartage at nine shillings and sixpence per one horse and cart and 10 shillings and sixpence per one horse and two carts per diem had been accepted. Report adopted on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Knight.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

Moved by Councillor Curtis seconded by Councillor Bedford, that a sum not exceeding 12 pounds be expended in drain pipes at the crossings in the O’Connell Ward. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Committee of Works be empowered to instruct the Surveyor to prepare and submit an estimate of the cost of clearing and levelling the lanes in the O’Connell Ward. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, that this Council instruct the Surveyor to make an estimate of the probable cost of Kerbing and Guttering that portion of Australia Street commencing at the School of Arts to the culvert opposite Mr Gibbin’s property; also, that portion of the south side of Bedford Street, commencing at the railway bridge past the School of Arts for distance not exceeding 20 yards. Carried unanimously.

Notices of motion handed in by Councillor Kingsbury (3), Councillor Knight (1), and Councillor Bedford (1).

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed H. Munro, Chairman.

 


Council Chambers April 27th 1865.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. A letter from Mr Reeve requesting permission to erect a balcony. Letter received and Surveyor to report.

2. A letter from Messrs Craig and Harbey refusing to comply with a tender for the supply of the 1000 tons of white metal. Letter to be brought up again under the head of miscellaneous business.

Reports:

1. From Finance Committee received last meeting for adoption. Adopted on the motion of Councillors Knight and Bedford.

2. From Surveyor, estimating cost of rough pitching water table on the east side of Camperdown Road, Kerbing and Guttering that portion of Australia Street south of culverts, and Kerbing and Guttering that portion of the south side of Bedford Street for a distance of 20 yards from railway bridge. Report received on the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Knight.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Curtis stated that in company with Councillor Conley and Knight they had visited Longdown Street in conformity with a request of the Council at last meeting respecting the water passing through Mr Kelly’s property and the bad state of the Road at the back of Messrs Kid and Kilby’s the requirements of which would be embodied in the report from the Committee of Works.

The Chairman stated referring to the complaints of nuisance on the next premises to Mr W. D. Hughes, that the Clerk had examined the premises and was of the opinion that the nuisance complained of emanated from an old drain passing from the Newtown Road under the house, now closed at it’s entrance, which the parties themselves are in the habit of using.

Councillor Dunlop called the attention of the Chairman to the Post Office matter, who stated in reply that he would endeavour to arrange that the deputation appointed for the purpose should be in a position to state something definite by the time the Council next met.

The Chairman reverted to the consideration of Messrs Craig and Harbey’s letter refusing to comply with a tender for the supply of white metal, and suggested the expediency of the Council ascertaining if some arrangement can be made with the proprietors to work the quarries irrespective of the contract now under consideration.

Councillor Knight stated that in the course of a conversation with the late contractor, he had expressed his willingness to comply with the terms of his tender.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of reconsidering tenders for the supply of white metal, Messrs Craig and Harbey refusing to ratify their tender. Carried.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported, that the tender of Mr West had been accepted for the supply of 1000 tons of white metal at seven shillings per ton of 24 feet.

Moved by Councillor Knight seconded by Councillor Cozens that the report from Committee of whole Council be adopted. Carried unanimously.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the following motion, past the 6th day of March be rescinded; that the rate of assessment for the current year be fixed at one shilling in the pound to be collected half yearly. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, that the Council authorise the Finance Committee to expend the sum not to exceed seven pounds per week to pay current wages account. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Surveyor be instructed to prepare and submit an estimate of the cost of Kerbing and Guttering O’Connell Street for a distance not exceeding 20 yards of both sides commencing at the Newtown Road. Carried unanimously.

Notices of motion handed in from Councillors Curtis, Conley and Kingsbury.

Orders of the day:

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the assessment as contained in the Municipal Assessment Books prepared and submitted by the Council Clerk, in pursuance of a resolution passed on the 6th of March 1865 of all lands, houses, warehouses, counting-houses, shops and other buildings within the limits of this Municipality according to their fair average annual value, be, and the same is hereby adopted by this Council as the assessment under section 79 of the Municipalities Act of 1858, for the now current Municipal year. And that a rate of one shilling in the pound upon the said fair average annual value of the said lands, houses, warehouses, counting-houses, shops and other buildings be, and the same is, hereby assessed and imposed for the now current Municipal year. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Cozens, that the amount due in respect of the rate of one shilling in the pound imposed under the 79 section of the Municipalities Act of 1858, for the now current year, shall be payable at the expiration of 30 days from the service, in each case, of notice of such a rate. But in all cases where payment of one half of the said amount shall be made within 30 days after the expiration of the said period, no legal proceedings, by distress or otherwise, shall be taken by or on behalf of this Council for the recovery of the remaining half of the said amount, until the expiration of four months from the date of said payment.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed H. Munro, Chairman.

 

Month: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12