Council Chambers Newtown August 3rd 1865.

10th quarterly report.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. A letter from Mr W. H. Eldred, Grange, Wilson Street applying to have Forbes Street metalled. Letter received on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Bedford and to be referred to the Committee of Works.

2. A letter from the Marrickville Council applying to have the Stanmore Road risin. Letter received on the motion of Councillors Hill and Kingsbury and to be referred to Committee of Works.

3. A letter from Dr Bedford recommending a dry earth system of deodering night soil as an effective means of getting rid of sewage from houses, thereby improving the sanitary condition of rate payers. Letter received, and Clerk to acknowledge the communication thanking Dr Bedford for the suggestions, and state that the Council will give the matter their earliest attention.

Reports:

1. Chairman’s quarterly report, which alluded to the wholesome state of the Council’s Finances, and called attention to the water courses on the south side of Kingston Ward, the state of some of the streets in the O’Connell Ward, an account of the level surface causing bad drainage and recommending Kerbing and Guttering in both cases. In the Enmore Ward, the metalling of Station Street south, the repairs of the Enmore Road and macadamising certain streets in that Ward was urged. The report also referred to the prospect of some arrangement being made with the City Council for a supply of water. Report received and adopted on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Knight.

2. Treasurer’s quarterly report showing a balance to credit of £667.16.00. Report received and adopted on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Cozens.

3. From Finance Committee recommending sundry accounts for confirmation amounting to £96.18.09. Report received on the motion of Councillors Bedford and Cozens.

4. From Committee of Works recommending that Mr Bailey’s application for Kerbing and Guttering be complied with provided an approved flagging be in the first instance laid on the ground. Report received on the motion of Councillors Bedford and Cozens.

Miscellaneous business:

Consideration of tenders for the supply of £150 worth of white metal.

The Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole on the motion of Councillors Kingsbury and Bedford.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported that the tender of Messrs Craig and Hanby had been accepted at £00.06.08., if supplied from Mr William’s quarry, and if from Five Dock at £00.07.03. Report adopted on the motion of Councillors Knight and Bedford.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, that tenders be called for Guttering four lanes in O’Connell Ward as specified in Surveyors report. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Cozens, that the Surveyor be instructed to estimate the cost of ballasting and blinding James, Sarah and Simmons Streets; also blue metalling Station Street. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the Clerk will furnished the Council with the names and the amount of all persons that had paid the whole of the current year’s rates. Carried unanimously.

Notice of motion handed in from Councillor Kingsbury.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Henry Munro, Chairman.

 


Council Chambers August 21st 1865.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. A letter from the Colonial Treasurer intimating the payment of the endowment.

2. The Chairman laid on the table, an anonymous letter. (Respecting a lane enclosed)

3. A letter from Mr Elstub, complaining of the stoppage of the footpath in front of Mr Burgess’ property. Letter received on the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Knight and the matter to be attended to.

4. A letter from rate payers of Kingston Ward North of Albermarle Street urging their claim to have some attention paid to their requirements. Letter received on the motion of Councillors Conley and Hill

5. A letter received from Mr Pratt, applying for permission to erect awning posts in front of the house he occupies. Letter received on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Cozens and matter to be attended to by the Surveyor.

Reports:

1. From Finance Committee, received August 3rd. Adopted on the motion of Councillors Knight and Kingsbury.

2. From Committee of Works, received August 3rd. Adopted on the motion of Councillors Conley and Hill.

3. From Finance Committee recommending sundry accounts amounting to £103.10.08, £90.12.05. of which had been paid under votes of appropriation. Report received on the motion of Councillors Knight and Cozens.

4. From Committee of Works respecting the application of the Marrickville Council to alter the level of the Stanmore Road. The Committee recommend the Council to accede to the request provided they are not to be under any expense in the alteration. On the application of Mr Eldred to have Forbes Street metalled, that the Committee regret their inability to recommend the Council’s compliance with the request. Report received on the motion of Councillors Conley and Hill.

5. From Surveyor estimating cost of ballasting and blinding James, Sarah and Simmons Streets. Also blue metalling Station Street. Report received on the motion of Councillors Hill and Kingsbury.

Miscellaneous business:

The Chairman stated that he had in company with the Council Clerk called upon Mr Smart respecting the lowering of part of Liberty Street. Mr Allen is also an interested landowner, but that they had not succeeded in seeing him yet.

Councillor Curtis complained of the metal being delivered in Francis Street, Enmore Ward before the complement allowed to the O’Connell Ward had been supplied.

Councillor Dunlop had heard it stated at a public meeting that there are £700 arrears of rates remaining unpaid. He would wish to know if such is a fact? The Chairman stated in reply that there were not £200 arrears unpaid, which included all the vacant ground.

The Chairman stated that in the matter of applications to the City Council respecting water supply, they had not received any official reply, that he had spoken to several of the Aldermen who were favourable to the project.

Councillor Kingsbury requested an abstract of the gross revenue and expenditure of three Wards be laid on the table at next meeting. The Chairman promised compliance.

Councillor Kingsbury moved, seconded by Councillor Bedford, and unanimously moved, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider tenders for rough Guttering four lanes in the O’Connell Ward as specified in Surveyors report”.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported, “that Mr Joseph Thompson’s tender at £02.14.09 per chain had been accepted”. Report adopted on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Conley.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

Moved by Councillor Kingsbury, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that this Council write to the Marrickville Council respecting them at their earliest opportunity to consider the desirability of forming that part of the boundary line adjoining the Municipality of Newtown from Camden Street to the Enmore Road”. Carried unanimously.

Notices of motion handed in from Councillor Dunlop, Knight and Hill.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Henry Munro, Chairman.

 

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