Council Chambers June 5th 1865.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. A letter from Mr M. Gibbons asking the Council to Kerb and Gutter that portion of the west side of Mary Street to the rear of his property and he would pave same and the front.

2. A letter from Mr T. Burgess, Regent Street, seeking a similar concession for the front of his property.

3. A letter from Mr N. Melville, Australia Street, thanking the Council for granting permission for the erection of a Colonnade and seeking to have that part of Australia Street Kerbed and Guttered. Letter received and referred to Committee of Works on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Knight.

4. A letter from Mr G. Langhorne, estate agent, seeking a subscription towards half the cost of removing the fence of the University grounds in order to throw open Bligh Street from the Missenden to the Newtown Roads. Letter received and referred to Committee of Works on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Cozens.

5. A letter read addressed to a Mr Burdett (emanating from the Municipal Council of Cook) and left by him at the Chambers, directing that all rates and arrears be paid at the Council Chambers of Cook as the house he occupies is within their Municipality. Letter referred to the Clerk on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Hill.

6. A letter from Mr William West, Post Office, asking the Council to Kerb and Gutter opposite his property and make good the footpath. Letter received and referred to Committee of Works on the motion of Councillors Knight and Cozens.

Reports:

1. From Finance Committee received May 15th, adopted on the motions of Councillors Knight and Kingsbury.

2. From Committee of Works received May 15th, adopted on the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Cozens.

3. From Finance Committee recommending sundry accounts amounting to 59 pounds seven shillings and two pence for confirmation, and adoption 33 pounds seven shillings and one pence of which had been paid under vote of appropriation. Report received on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Kingsbury.

4. From Committee of Works recommending that a few loads of metal in continuation to that already placed by the Road Trust, along the west side of the Newtown Road be continued along the Guttering at the entrance to the Enmore Road. Also that the Kerbing and Guttering be continued in front of the School of Arts, and that the rubble in front of Randells Terrace and in Station Street be picked up and broken prior to metalling same. Report received on the motion of Councillors Knight and Hill.

5. From By-law Committee recommending alterations in By-laws. Report received on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Knight.

6. From Surveyor estimating cost of Kerbing and Guttering the Newtown Road from Holt to Campbell Streets. Also cost of forming part of Cambridge, Cavendish and Liberty Streets. Report received on the motion of Councillors Hill and Kingsbury.

Miscellaneous business:

Question.

Councillor Curtis wished to ask the Chairman if the Constable had done anything in suppressing nuisances. The Chairman replied there had been some closets emptied under his interference.

Councillor Kingsbury moved, seconded by Councillor Cozens, and carried unanimously, that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of considering tenders for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of O’Connell Street.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported that Mr Thomas Mann’s tender at five shillings and sixpence per yard had been accepted. Report adopted on the motion of Councillors Conley and Kingsbury.

Orders of the day:

The consideration of Mr Thomas West’s letter for the supply of blue and white metal, a discussion ensued respecting the present delivery of metal when Councillor Kingsbury moved, seconded by Councillor Cozens and carried unanimously, that the Clerk be instructed to inform Mr West that the Council declined to entertain his offer in consequence of the unsatisfactory delivery of the present contract of 1000 tons of white metal.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

A motion by Councillor Bedford withdrawn.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Surveyor be instructed to estimate the cost of rough pitching two rubble drains in the two lanes leading from Brick to Prospect Streets O’Connell Ward. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the Council vote the sum of one pound towards meeting expenses of the meetings of the Chairmen of the Suburban Municipalities for the purpose of passing an Amendatory Bill of the Municipalities Act of 1858. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that a sum not exceeding 10 pounds be voted for the suppression of nuisances to be apportioned as this Council may think proper, the appropriation to form an order of the day at the next meeting. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, that this Council authorise the Clerk to open the lane situate between Baltic and Oxford Streets south without further notice. Carried unanimously.

Notices of motion handed in by Councillor Kingsbury (2), Curtis and Dunlop.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Henry Munro, Chairman.

 


Council Chambers June 12th 1865.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. A letter from Mr Charles St. Julien complaining of the goat nuisance. Letter received on the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Kingsbury and Clerk to be instructed to abate the nuisance.

Reports:

1. From Finance Committee, received June the fifth. Adopted on the motions of Councillors Dunlop and Kingsbury.

2. From Committee of Works, received June 5th. Adopted on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Knight.

3. From By-law Committee suggesting alterations. The Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of considering the report and having made one slight amendment resumed, and the Chairman reported the alteration. It was then moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the report from the By-law Committee received June 5th, amended in Committee, be adopted. Carried unanimously.

4. From Surveyor, estimating cost of pitching two lane gutters leading from Brick to Prospect Streets; report received on the motion of Councillors Hill and Kingsbury.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Hill wished that the Clerk be instructed to write to Mr Josephson, M.L.A., respecting the alteration of the name of Campbell Street, Enmore Ward, there being no less than three of the same name within a small radius.

Councillor Kingsbury asked how many tons of metal Mr West had delivered of his present contract. The Chairman stated in reply, about 300 tons.

The Chairman brought under the notice of the Council the great benefit the continuation of Bedford Street through into Horbury Terrace would be to the neighbourhood. It was at present intercepted by a small triangular piece of ground, a government reserve, and this same piece of ground, at its upper angle formed an ugly interruption to Lennox Street. Perhaps it would be as well to apply to the Government, and if they, having no use for it, would grant it to the Council, and then these two streets could be continued, and the remainder would be otherwise useful. Councillor Dunlop moved, seconded by Councillor Kingsbury, that the deputation already appointed to wait upon the Government respecting the bridge alterations be also empowered to apply for the triangular piece of ground lying between North Station and Oxford Streets. Carried unanimously.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Hill, that this Council grant the sum, not to exceed nine pounds, for the formation of portions of Cavendish and Cambridge Streets. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Cozens, that the Road Trust be applied to for 25% of the cost of Kerbing and Guttering the Newtown Road from Holt to Campbell Streets; and repairing of a portion of the Enmore Road opposite Randle’s Terrace. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, that the Surveyor be instructed to estimate the cost of Kerbing and Guttering O’Connell Street from Longdown Street to the extent of Mr George Wilson’s property, about 60 yards; Susan Street from the brow of the hill northerly about 68 yards; Wilson Street from Bucknell Street to the culvert about 55 yards; and Elizabeth Street from Longdown Street to Campbell Street about 25 yards. Carried unanimously.

A motion by Councillor Dunlop withdrawn.

Notices of motion handed in from Councillor Kingsbury and Dunlop.

Order of the day:

The consideration of the appropriation of 10 pounds voted for the suppression of nuisances.

The Chairman stated that he believed this 10 pound was voted with the intention of handing the same to the Senior Constable of Newtown, in consequence of Capt. McLerie having been applied to, to grant permission so that the Constable may assist the Council in the suppression of nuisances, that permission was readily and cheerfully Given on the understanding that whatever sum the Council may vote for the purpose he (Capt. McLerie) was to be acquainted with, when he would sanction the payment of it to the Constable.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the thanks of this Council be presented to the Inspector General of Police for the liberal offer he made to allow the Senior Constable of Newtown to assist the Council in suppressing nuisances, and that the 10 pounds voted last meeting of Council be appropriated for the purpose. Unanimously carried.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Henry Munro, Chairman.

 


Council Chambers June 26th 1865.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. A letter from Mr McLeod, asking the Council to Kerb and Gutter portions of Wellington and Lennox Streets at the Presbyterian Church [St. Enochs]. Letter received on the motion of Councillor Conley and Kingsbury, and Clerk to estimate cost of same and lay it on the table.

2. A letter from Mr Chard, asking the Council to reconsider a resolution passed June 5th to open the lane at the rear of his property, and inviting the Council to visit the place prior to taking action. Letter received on the motion of Councillor Kingsbury and Bedford. Action to be suspended until the Council inspect same.

Reports:

1. From Finance Committee recommending sundry accounts amounting to 113 pounds 12 shillings and threepence – 99 pounds 15 shillings and threepence of which had been paid under votes of appropriation. Report received on the motion of Councillor Knight and Curtis.

2. From Committee of Works to whom the following letters had been referred. (1) Mr West’s application for Kerbing and Guttering opposite the Post Office. The Committee could not just now recommend the Council granting the request. (2) Mr Gibbons and Mr Burgess’ application for Kerbing and Guttering for the purpose of paving their respective properties. The Committee would recommend that the Council grant the request provided approved paving stone be first laid on the ground. (3) Mr N. Melville’s application to Kerb and Gutter the east side of Australia Street from Charles Street to the extent of his property to enable him to erect his colonnade. This request the Committee could not recommend considering the large amount already expended in the street until some of the more urgent requirements of the Ward are attended to. (4) Mr Langhorne’s letter, respecting the removal of the University fence had been considered and they would recommend that the Municipal Council of Cook be communicated with upon the matter. Report received upon the motion of Councillors Conley and Hill.

3. From Surveyor estimating cost of certain Works. Report received on the motion of Councillors Conley and Hill.

Miscellaneous business:

The Chairman stated that he had seen the Mayor respecting the waiting upon him of the deputation from the Council he had mentioned the subject,Viz., that the City Council concede a portion of the fees derivable from licensed vehicles plying to Newtown in consideration of the great injury sustained by the Council to the Enmore and Stanmore Roads. He (the Mayor) had stated that he would be happy to receive the deputation but the request could not be entertained, as by their “Act” they were prohibited spending money out of their bounds.

The Chairman, at the same time, inquired respecting the supply of water, and had been informed that Newtown can be supplied in three or four months.

In the matter of application to Mr Josephson M. L. A. respecting the alteration of Campbell Street, Enmore Ward he had stated that personally he had no objection.

Councillor Hill would wish that the Clerk be instructed to ask permission to drain the footpath along Camden College wall.

Councillor Curtis wished to ask the amount of rates received for the current year. The Treasurer replied that 274 pounds had been banked.

Councillor Dunlop inquired respecting the lighting some of the public thoroughfares. The Chairman replied the information had better be obtained by a Committee.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that tenders be called for rough pitching two channels in two lanes leading from Brick to Prospect Streets “. Unanimously carried.

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that tenders be called for Kerbing and Guttering the Newtown Road, Enmore Ward, from Holt to Campbell Streets “. Carried unanimously.

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

This concluded the business and the Council separated.

Signed Henry Munro, Chairman.

 

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