Council Chambers 3rd October 1871.

Present the Mayor and Alderman Conley, Henderson, Kingsbury, Cozens, Bedford, Hobbs and Galvin.

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed on the motion of Alderman Henderson and Kingsbury.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Under-Secretary for Lands stating that Mr Surveyor Hedgeland has been instructed to survey for alignment, Bligh Street.

2. From Mr H. Robison, drawing the attention of Council to the necessity of carrying out certain improvements in Queen Street. Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works”. Carried

3. From Mr Crocker, further with regard to the widening of O’Connell Street, and the drainage through his property. Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be also referred to the Committee for Works”. Carried.

4. From the solicitor to the Council respecting the closing of Station Street against vehicle traffic. After a lengthy discussion it was moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the Mayor be authorised to obtain through the Council’s solicitor the opinion of Counsel (Mr Davies) as to whether the Government have the power to close against vehicle traffic the crossing over the railway between North and South Station Streets”. Carried.

Reports:

1. From the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £95/17/11 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £51/8/6. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

2. From the Committee for Works recommending that the formation of St Mary Street be completed as soon as possible. Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

On application of the Inspector of Nuisances, permission was granted to Mrs Moore to lay a pipe drain under the footpath in Campbell Street from her property to the 12 in pipe drain laid by the Council.

The Mayor drew the attention of Council to the necessity of giving further instructions as to where the remainder of the metal to be supplied by Mr West is to be delivered. The matter was left in the hands of the Mayor to be dealt with by him.

Alderman Hobbs gave notice that he would hand in a notice of motion to Kerb and Gutter and metal a portion of Bishopsgate Street.

The Council then went into Committee to determine on tenders for Kerbing and Guttering to be laid down in the O’Connell Ward.

On Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend the acceptance of Mr Moon’s tender in accordance with specification as follows, Viz.,

No 1. 3 shillings and nine pence per yard.
No 2. 3 shillings and seven pence per yard.
No 3. 3 shillings and fourpence per yard.
No 4. 2 shillings per yard.

Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 10th October 1871.

Special meeting by order of the Mayor.

Present the Mayor and Alderman Cozens, Galvin, Henderson and Bedford.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed on the motion of Alderman Henderson and Bedford.

The Mayor said he had convened the meeting in order to lay before the Council, for their consideration, a draft Bill prepared by the City Council for the better regulation of Public Vehicles.

Each clause of the bill was read and considered seriatim and after a lengthy discussion the Council was unanimous in objecting to the general principle of the Bill.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 17th October 1871.

Present Alderman Cozens, Bedford, Henderson and Conley.

At eight o’clock PM, a quorum not being present, the meeting lapsed.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 31st October 1871.

Present the Mayor and Alderman Kingsbury, Conley, Henderson, Cozens and Bedford.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed on the motion of Alderman Conley and Cozens.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Reverend J. Studds, asking the Council to Kerb and Gutter a portion of May Street. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for the report”. Carried

2. From the Clerk of St Peter’s Municipality further with regard to the formation of May Street. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the Clerk forward to the St Peter’s Council a copy of the resolution agreed to by this Council on the 8th. August ultimo respecting certain works to be carried out in May Street”. Carried.

3. From Mrs Alan, Bowden and Alan, cautioning the Council against constructing or carrying out any system of drainage which will in anyway, prejudicially affect the present drainage of the university lands or whereby any polluted water or sewage will be discharged onto any portion of those lands. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the letter be received and placed with the records of the Council”. Carried.

Reports:

1. From the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £166/07/2 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £59/19/4. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Kingsbury, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

2. From the Committee for Works recommending that the sum of £30 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Queen Street and that tenders be called for 100 yards of metal to be laid down in Queen Street and that the present levels of the said Street be not altered only so far as it is necessary to regulate the same to receive the metal.

That the plans and report laid before the Council on the 8th August ultimo showing the proposed widening of O’Connell Street and the drainage through Mr Crocker’s property be adopted by this Council; and that the sum of £6 be voted towards the cost of constructing a drain through Mr Thompson’s property.

That Mr Selby has completed his contract for Kerbing and Guttering in the O’Connell Ward in a satisfactory manner.

Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the Mayor give instructions for removing the fence now standing on the Enmore Road opposite that portion of the Pencilville Estate recently purchased by Mr D. Bedford and re-erect the said fence on the building alignment of the Road, the Council to pay the cost of such removal and re-erection”. Carried.

Postal reduction:

The Mayor drew the attention of Council to the necessity of reopening the question of a reduction of the rate of postage between Sydney and the Suburbs and was of opinion that an influential deputation from all the Suburbs ought to wait upon the Postmaster General and urge upon the gentlemen the necessity of bringing before the notice of the Cabinet that letters within the Police District of Sydney should be delivered at the charge at one penny per half ounce.

After a lengthy discussion it was agreed to leave the matter in the hands of the Mayor and for him to solicit the co-operation of Suburban Councils.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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