Council Chambers July 10th 1865.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. A letter from Mr Hunter as agent for Mr Young requesting that the Council will cause to be opened a lane at the rear of his property, situate in Oxford Street. Letter received and Mr Chard to be apprised of the purpose of the letter.

2. A letter from the Inspector General of Police, sanctioning the Senior Constable receiving the gratuity from the Council. Letter received on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Hill.

3. A letter from the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust in reply declining to contribute to either the Kerbing and Guttering along the Newtown Road, from Holt to Campbell Streets, or the repairing of the Enmore Road.

Reports:

1. From Finance Committee, received June 26th, adopted on the motion of Councillors Knight and Kingsbury.

2. From Committee of Works, received June 26th, adopted on the motion of Councillors Conley and Curtis.

3. From Surveyor received June 26th, adopted on the motion of Councillors Conley and Hill.

4. From Finance Committee recommending sundry accounts to the Council for confirmation, amounting to £118.04.08 – £111.19.02 of which had been paid under votes of appropriation. Received on the motion of Councillors Conley and Knight.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Curtis wished to know how much the endowment was likely to be for the half-year?

The Chairman replied about £500.

Councillor Conley wished that at the next meeting a list of the unpaid rates be laid on the table.

Councillor Kingsbury moved, seconded by Councillor Curtis and unanimously carried, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider the tenders for Kerbing and Guttering the Newtown Road from Holt to Campbell Streets, and rough Guttering two lanes in the O’Connell Ward”.

The Council having resumed, the Chairman reported, “that the tender of Mr Cowie had been accepted for the Kerbing and Guttering at £0.05.06 per yard and that there was no eligible tender for rough pitching”. Report adopted on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Bedford.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the name of Campbell Street, Enmore Ward be altered to that of Camden Street”. Carried unanimously

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that a motion standing in Councillor Dunlop’s name be postponed until next meeting”. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that tenders be called in accordance with the Surveyors report for Kerbing and Guttering parts of the O’Connell, Susan, Wilson and Elizabeth Streets”. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that tenders be called for Kerbing and Guttering portions of Wellington and Lennox Streets, in accordance with the Surveyors report”. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Curtis, “that the Surveyor be instructed to prepare an estimate of the cost of pitching water channels in two lanes, one leading out of Brick Street by the side of Mr Charleten’s property, and one leading out of Prospect Street at the rear of Mr Galvin’s property”. Carried unanimously.

A notice of motion handed in by Councillor Curtis.

This concluded the business and the Council separated.

Signed Henry Munro, Chairman.

 


Council Chambers July 24th 1865.

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

Minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Bedford and Hill.

Reports:

1. From Finance Committee received July 10th, adopted on the motions of Councillors Knight and Curtis.

2. From Surveyor estimating cost of rough pitching two lanes in the O’Connell Ward, report received on the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Bedford.

Miscellaneous business:

The Chairman laid on the table the half yearly balance sheet, also a list of the unpaid rates.

Councillor Hill stated that Mr Bailey had applied for Kerbing and Guttering in front of his property for the purpose of flagging same, matter referred to the Committee of Works.

The Chairman reported that Mr Cowie had declined to conform with his tender for Kerbing and Guttering, accepted at the last meeting of Council.

Councillor Cozens proposed, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that in consequence of Mr Cowie refusing to comply with his tender for Kerbing and Guttering the Newtown Road from Holt to Camden Street, the matter stand over for consideration at some future day”. Councillor Bedford seconded the motion which was carried.

Councillor Conley would suggest that immediate steps be taken to enforce the payment of the unpaid rates. The Chairman promised that the matter should be attended to by the Council Clerk.

Councillor Dunlop wished to bring under the notice of the Council the projection of Mr Raper’s property on O’Connell Street, and he did so with a view that some arrangement may be entered into. The Councillors of the O’Connell Ward had seen Mr Raper upon the matter and he had required time for consideration. The Chairman, ‘as that was the case they must necessarily wait for Mr Raper’s reply before they could take further action in the matter’.

The Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole on the motion of Councillors Bedford and Cozens, “to consider tenders for Kerbing and Guttering parts of Lennox, Wellington and Wilson Streets; also O’Connell, Susan, and Elizabeth Streets”.

The Council having resumed, the Chairman reported, “that Mr Waugh’s tender had been accepted at £0.5.9 per lineal yard for Lennox, Wellington and Wilson Streets; and at £0.5.0. for O’Connell, Susan, and Elizabeth Streets”. Report adopted on the motions of Councillors Dunlop and Hill.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the Council Clerk be instructed to communicate with the City Council for the purpose of ascertaining the condition upon which they will supply Newtown with water from the high service reservoir”. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that tenders be called for residue of the £500 voted for white metal”. Carried unanimously.

Notices of motion handed in from Councillors Bedford, Hill and Conley.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Henry Munro, Chairman.

 

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