Council Chambers 14th November 1871.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Camperdown Council stating that they are willing to pay the cost of laying the drain pipes between Brown Street and Mr Crocker’s boundary. Letter received.

2. From the Department of Lands in reply to a request from this Council for copies of the plan of certain Streets surveyed for alignment, stating that copies of such plan will be forwarded as soon as the Streets are confirmed. Letter received

3 & 4. From the Borough Councils of Darlington and Victoria signifying their willingness to co-operate with the Mayors of other Suburban Councils in endeavouring to obtain a reduction on the postal charges between Sydney and the suburbs. Letters received.

Motion pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Hobbs, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that a sum not exceeding £35 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Wellington and Oxford Streets”. Carried.

Question:

In reply to Alderman Conley, the Mayor said that no further communication had been received from the Council’s solicitor respecting the closing of the crossing at Station Street, but he expected to be able to lay before the Council at it’s next meeting the opinion of Mr Counsellor Davis on the matter.

On the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Hobbs the Council went into Committee to determine on tenders for fencing, for widening O’Connell Street.

On the Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend the acceptance of Mr Lincoln’s tender at 16 shillings and sixpence per rod.

Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Kingsbury, “that the report be adopted”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 28th. November 1871.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Messrs Holdsworth and Brown with the opinion of “Counsel” respecting the closing against vehicle traffic the crossing over the railway between North and South Station Streets, as follows, Viz.,

“I am of opinion that no steps can be taken by the Borough of Newtown or any private individual to prevent the closing of the crossing gates. There might also be difficulties in the way of any proceedings for closing of these gates by reason of the provisions of the Act 22 Vict. No 19; under these circumstances, I cannot recommend that any proceedings should be instituted for the purpose of preventing the Commissioner for Railways from closing, and compel him to keep opened these gates.

Signed G. C. Davis.

Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter and opinion be received and made a record of the Council”. Carried.

The Clerk laid on the table replies from 12 of the Suburban Municipal Councils stating they have each appointed a delegate to co-operate with the Mayor of Newtown to endeavour to obtain a reduction on the rates of postage between Sydney and Suburban Municipalities to one penny per half ounce.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £121/7/11 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £10/0/0. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

On the motion of Aldermen Kingsbury and Henderson the Council went into Committee to determine on tenders for Kerbing and Guttering in the Enmore and Kingston Ward’s.

On Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend the acceptance of Mr Selby’s tender at four shillings per yard.

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

Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that Queen Street be metalled with a portion of the metal now being delivered by Mr West”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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