Council Chambers 4th January 1870.

Present, Aldermen Munro, Kingsbury, Hobbs, Conley, Bailey, Cozens, Bedford and Galvin.

On the motion of Aldermen Hobbs and Kingsbury Alderman Munro occupied the chair.

Aldermen Kingsbury drew the attention of Council to a nuisance caused by omnibus drivers loitering at the railway bridge, and other places within this Borough — the Clerk was directed to instruct the Inspector of Nuisances to carry out the resolution passed by the Council on the 18th May ultimo in reference to the above matter.

Alderman Bailey pointed out the increasing nuisance of boiling down establishments and considered it was the duty of the Council to take steps to try and remedy or abate the nuisance — he would therefore hand in a notice of motion to that effect.

Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that this Council do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to determine on tenders for the enlargement of the Town Hall”. Carried unanimously.

The tenders having been examined, Alderman Galvin moved, Alderman Cozens seconded, “that the consideration of the tenders be postponed for a period of two months”.

Amendment, moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the tenders for the enlargement of the Town Hall are not considered eligible, and therefore their further consideration stand over for the present”.

The amendment was put and carried. The motion was put and lost.

On the motion of Aldermen Kingsbury and Conley the Council resumed, and the Chairman reported resolutions of Committee.

Report adopted on the motion of Aldermen Kingsbury and Bedford.

The Council then rose.

Signed, William Curtis, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 7th. January 1870.

Special meeting:

Present the Mayor and Aldermen Kingsbury, Cozens, Galvin, Bedford, Hobbs, Conley and Munro.

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

The Mayor said he had received a requisition signed by Alderman Munro, Conley, Hobbs, Kingsbury and Cozens, requesting him to convene a special meeting of the Council on as early a day as possible to determine on tenders for the enlargement of the Town Hall, he had accordingly convened the present meeting.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £76/16/11, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £19/4/4. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the Council do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to determine on tenders for the enlargement of the Town Hall”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the tender of Mr John White to perform the whole of the work at £625., be accepted. Carried.

On the motion of Aldermen Kingsbury and Cozens, the Council resumed and the Mayor reported resolution of Committee. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the resolution reported by the Mayor be adopted”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed, William Curtis, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 18th January 1870.

Present, the Mayor and Aldermen Bailey, Hobbs, Kingsbury, Conley, Bedford and Galvin.

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting were read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Kingsbury and Hobbs.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Colonial Secretary’s office in reference to the Newtown Free Library, stating that the Governor with the advice of the Executive Council has been pleased to authorise the issue of the sum of £200 to this Council in aid of the above institution, and it has been requested that the money may be deposited, as desired in the A. J. S. Bank to the credit of the Council. Also that the whole of the money will not be required for purchasing the books approved of by the Inspector of Public Charities, and requesting that a further list may be submitted for approval as required By-law; also that the attention of the Government Printer has been called to the provision made by the Municipalities Act, for the supply to Free Libraries, without payment, of copies of the public statutes, and of all publications issued from the Government Printing Office, and that the By-laws for the regulation of the library have been confirmed by His Excellency the Governor with the advice of the Executive Council, and published in a supplementary Government Gazette of the 14th instant. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Bailey, “that the letter be received and referred to the Library Committee to prepare a further list of books for approval of the Inspector of Public Charities”.

The Mayor reported that a copy of the Public Statutes had been forwarded from H. M. Printing Office.

2. From Mr J. Lawson asking the Council to cut down and form Queen Street (late Francis Street). Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the letter be received and referred to the improvement Committee for their report”. Carried.

Revision Court:

Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that a Court to revise the Municipal Lists be held at the Town Hall on Friday next 21st instant at 7:30 PM”. Carried.

Motion pursuant to notice.

Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the Council Clerk (Robert N. Banks) be appointed to superintend the Works for the enlargement of the Town Hall”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed, William Curtis, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 21st January 1870.

Present, the Mayor and Aldermen Kingsbury, Bailey, Cozens, Conley, Bedford and Hobbs.

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

Letter from the Gas Light Company in reference to gas lights in this Borough, and requesting to be informed whether the Articles of Agreement have been approved of by the Council, if so, that the instrument may be returned for the needful correction. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the request contained in the letter be acceded to”. Carried.

Municipal Lists.

The lists of supposed voters for the year ending February 1871, were laid on the table, the Clerk said that no application had been made for the insertion of names, and that no objection had been made to any name inserted on the lists — the lists having been examined, were signed by the Mayor.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £77/15/6., and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £41/18/6. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the report be received and adopted.” Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed, William Curtis, Mayor.


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