January

Newtown 9th January 1868.

Present the Mayor (Mr J. Conley) and Aldermen Munro, Goodsell, Gibbons, Bailey, Cozens, Curtis, Bedford and Galvin.

The minutes of previous meeting were read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Bailey and Munro.

Aldermen Munro asked the Mayor how he intended to conduct the business of this Council until the By-laws were prepared respecting the said business. The Mayor said it would be advisable to conduct the business the same as usual until the necessary By-laws are prepared.

Moved by Aldermen Munro, seconded by Aldermen Bailey, “that the business of this Council be transacted at the School of Arts, Australia Street, Newtown, and that in accordance with the 111th section of the Municipalities Act of 1867, the office shall be opened every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between the hours of 12.00 noon and 2 o’clock PM.” Carried.

Moved by Aldermen Curtis, seconded by Aldermen Goodsell, “that the report of the Finance Committee received on the 30th ultimo be adopted.” Carried

Miscellaneous:

Aldermen Bailey gave notice of his intention to hand in a notice of motion respecting the petition received at the last meeting, relating to a water reserve, Bello Retiro Estate, Enmore Ward.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Aldermen Bailey, seconded by Aldermen Curtis, “that the following resolution adopted the 27th November ultimo be rescinded, viz., “that the £50 voted be expended in entertaining the children of the various Schools at Newtown in the event of H. R. H. the Duke of Edinburgh visiting this Municipality.” Carried.

Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Gibbons, “that the £50 voted by this Council be expended in entertaining all the schoolchildren within the Municipality whether the Duke visits Newtown or not.” Carried unanimously

Alderman Munro drew the attention of Council to the advisability of appointing Aldermen to canvass each Ward for subscriptions towards the cost of entertaining schoolchildren. After a short discussion the Mayor was appointed for the Kingston Ward; Alderman Bailey for the Enmore Ward and Alderman Bedford for the O’Connell Ward, to associate themselves with some other gentlemen for the above purpose.

On the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Curtis the Council went into a Committee of the whole to examine tenders for supplying from 500 to 1000 cubic yards of white metal, when it was moved by Alderman Gibbons, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the tender of Messrs Williams be accepted at six shillings per cubic yard.” Carried.

Council having resumed the Mayor reported the resolution of Committee, when it was moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the report be adopted.” Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed James Conley Mayor.


 

Newtown 23rd January 1868.

Present the Mayor (Mr J. Conley), and Aldermen Cozens, Curtis, Goodsell, Bailey, Bedford and Galvin.

Revision Court:

The Mayor said that he had convened the present meeting in accordance with the 57th section of the Municipalities Act of 1867 for the purpose of revising the Municipal Lists of this Borough.

The Council having carefully gone through the list of each Ward, a few names were struck out, and four applications for insertion in accordance with schedule E were allowed.

The Court then rose.


 

Newtown 23rd January 1868.

Present the Mayor (Mr J. Conley) , at eight o’clock PM, a quorum not being present, the Mayor adjourned the meeting until the 28 instant.

Signed James Conley.


 

Newtown 28 January 1868.

Present the Mayor (Mr J. Conley) and Aldermen Bailey, Curtis, Cozens, Bedford, Galvin, Goodsell, Gibbons and Munro.

The minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Bailey and Bedford.

The minutes of proceedings of the Revision Court were also read and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Cozens.

A letter was read from the Secretary to the Trustees of the Cooks River Road, in reply to a letter from this Council requesting the Trustees to co-operate in entertaining schoolchildren within the Municipality to commemorate the visit of H. R. H. the Duke of Edinburgh to Sydney, stating that the Trustees regret they cannot legally make a disposition of the funds of the Road for such a purpose.

Balance sheet:

The Clerk read the balance sheet (duly audited) for the half year ending 31st December 1867, when Alderman Curtis moved, and Alderman Cozens seconded, “that the balance sheet as read by the Clerk be received and adopted.” Carried.

Miscellaneous:

The Treasurer stated that the cash credit account of £1000 is now overdrawn and on last Saturday he called at the A. J. S. Bank to arrange to overdraw the account to about £150 until such time as the Government Endowment is paid into the said bank. The acting manager informed him it would be necessary for the Aldermen to become personally responsible for the overdraft in question. Alderman Curtis then moved, “that this Council become personally responsible to overdraw the cash credit account at the A. J. S. bank to the amount of £150 until such time as the Government Endowment for the last half year is paid into the said bank.” Seconded by Alderman Cozens and carried.

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Curtis, “that in accordance with the 102nd. section of the Municipalities Act of 1867, the meetings of this Council be held the first Tuesday in every month at 7:30 o’clock PM.” Carried.

Moved by Aldermen Munro, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the sum of one shilling and nine pence per cubic yard be paid for breaking the white metal to 2 1/2 inch gauge now being delivered by Messrs Williams.” Carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

Moved by Aldermen Bailey, seconded by Alderman Munro, “that this Council agrees to accept the offer of G. W. Allen Esq., viz., to give that portion of land now fenced in beyond the alignment of Wells Street, in the Enmore Ward, also to give a piece of land for the use of the public in the said Ward 30 feet frontage to Wells Street, by a depth of 90 feet more or less, including the well now on the said land, this Council agrees to erect a good and substantial three rail fence the whole length of the frontage to Wells Street, of the aforesaid land, and also to erect a three rail fence around the piece of land given with the well.” Carried unanimously.

Signed James Conley, Mayor.

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