January

Council Chambers 14th January 1867.

Present the Chairman (Mr. W. Curtis) and Councillors Munro, Goodsell, Conley, Dunlop, Knight, Cozens, Hill and Bedford.

The minutes of previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Conley and Knight.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr. J. Davidson respecting an encroachment on the lane adjoining his property. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the letter be received”. Carried.

2. From Mr. R. Packer offering his services to make a survey showing the relative levels of the streets in the Municipality in connection with the reservoirs. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the letter be received and the Clerk instructed to return Mr. Packer his testimonials with a suitable reply”. Carried.

3. From Mrs. C. Richardson requesting permission to erect two posts in front of the White Horse Hotel. Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the letter be received and the Clerk be instructed to give the required permission”. Carried.

4. From the Secretary for Lands requesting the Chairman to call the attention of the Inspector of Slaughter Houses to the provisions of section 73 of the “Diseases in Sheep Act of 1866”. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the letter be received and the Clerk instructed to reply stating that the above request will be complied with”. Carried.

Reports:

1. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the report of the Finance Committee received Dec 31st recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £29/1/3 be adopted”. Carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report of the Committee of Works received Dec 31st be adopted”. Carried.

Miscellaneous:

The Clerk having read the balance sheet, duly audited, it was moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the balance sheet for the half-year ending 31st December 1866, as read by the Clerk, be received and adopted and that the same be published in accordance with the 38th. section of the Municipalities Act of 1858”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the Clerk be instructed to order 250 [?] summons notices”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the recommendations contained in the Committee of Works report be at once proceeded with”. Carried.

Motion pursuant to notice:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that each Ward contribute an equal proportion towards the cost of forming and metalling Crescent Street”. Put and carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.


 

Council Chambers 28 January 1867.

Present the Chairman (Mr. W. Curtis) and Councillors Goodsell, Dunlop, Bedford, Conley, Hill, Knight, and Cozens.

The minutes of previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Goodsell.

Correspondence:

1. From the Municipal Council of Marrickville requesting the co-operation of this Council to assist in metalling a portion of the Stanmore Road. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their consideration and report”. Carried.

2. From Mr. N. Melville requesting the Council to Kerb and Gutter a portion of Australia Street in front of his house. Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

3. From the Secretary of the Municipal Conference requesting especial attention of the Council to the suggested amendments of the Municipalities Act. Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the letter be received”. Carried.

4. From certain ratepayers residing in Mary Street requesting the Council to take into consideration the advisability of Kerbing and Guttering the said Street. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

5. From the Municipal Council of Marrickville in reply to application made to them to pay to the Treasurer of this Council a moiety of the cost towards the construction of culverts across a portion of the Edgeware Road. Their improvement Committee reported that the work agreed to be performed by the Newtown Council is not yet completed, therefore they cannot at present accede to the request. Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

6. From the Municipal Council of Cook respecting the formation of Bishopsgate Street. Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works”. Carried.

7. From Mr. C. A. Newman requesting the Council to remunerate him for past services as auditor. Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, “that the letter be received and referred to the Finance Committee for their consideration and report”. Carried.

Report:

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the report of the Finance Committee recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £120/2/2 be received”. Carried.

Miscellaneous:

Councillor Dunlop drew the attention of the Council to the pamphlet published at the request of the Municipal conference by their president, he referred particularly to that portion of it within meaning of section 10 of the Municipalities Act of 1858. A lengthy discussion took place, when it was moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the Municipal Roll be prepared as usual by the Clerk to enable all persons to vote at the next election who are ratepayers within meaning of section 11, and in the event of any legal proceedings being taken against the Chairman as Returning Officer the Council will indemnify him for the same. Councillor Dunlop, Conley, Goodsell, Knight and Bedford voted for the motion. Councillors Hill and Cozens against the motion.

Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the Clerk be instructed to order Sands Directory for 1867”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the Chairman and Treasurer be appointed to wait on the Hon Minister for Works to urge the immediate necessity of removal of the Railway Fence in Crescent Street”. Carried.

After a short discussion, it was unanimously agreed that the Chairman appoint a polling place in Sydney for the election of Councillors and Auditors on Tuesday 12th. February next.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

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