Council Chambers 2nd May 1871.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr Birnie, consenting to the further lowering of Queen Street, provided the Council will pay half the cost of a dwarf stone wall. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Munro, “that the consideration of the letter stand over until the Street is surveyed”. Carried.

2. From Mr Surveyor Deering, Department of Lands, stating that at an early date, he will have much pleasure in endeavouring to carry out the views of the Corporation respecting the survey of Queen Street. The following document was then read, Viz.

To William Bailey Esq., Mayor of the Municipality of Newtown.

Sir,

We the undersigned special auditors of the Municipality of Newtown having concluded our audit of the accounts of the said Municipality so far as we have been able to accomplish it in the one day (1st May) and for the one year (1870-1) to which we have been restricted by your express order and direction, do hereby in the name of the 56 rate payers by whose Requisition and Rider attached thereto we were called upon to make an audit of the accounts of the Municipality from the commencement, do solemnly protest in their name and in our own against such restriction of the liberty of audit of the municipal accounts as aforesaid, claiming on their behalf free access for the purposes of audit to all the books of account and other municipal records and full power and liberty to audit the same, in fulfilment of the purpose and object of the rate payers aforesaid and set forth in the said Requisition and Rider attached thereto.

Signed,

A. H. Richardson, W. H. MacKenzie Snr., special auditors of the Municipality of Newtown.

Report:

Alderman Munro said he hoped the Mayor would instruct the Clerk to publish the protest in full; also to report that the requisition signed by the to 56 rate payers did not request the auditors to commence their audit from the commencement of the Municipality, and that only the rider requested the auditors to commence at the period named; the said rider was signed by not more than two rate payers.

The Mayor said that the auditors informed him that the accounts examined, Viz. from 1st February 1870 to 31st March 1871, were found correct and corresponded with the vouchers thereof.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £182/18/11, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £51/11/8. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Munro, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Motion pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Kingsbury, “that tenders be called for 1000 yards of white metal, to be equally apportioned to each Ward”.

On amendment by Alderman Munro and Cozens the figures were altered from 1000 to 1500. The motion as amended was put and unanimously carried.

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Kingsbury, “that a deputation consisting of the Mayor with Aldermen Henderson and Conley, be appointed to wait on the Trustees of the Main Road and urge upon them the necessity of their contributing either money or metal towards repairing the Enmore Road”. Carried.

The following notice of motion was handed in by Alderman Munro, Viz. “that this Council respectfully request all Borough Councils to elect delegates to meet at a place and time to be named, for the purpose of taking immediate steps to petition the Government to introduce a short Bill to amend sections 184, 185 and 186 of the Municipalities Act of 1867”.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 16th May 1871.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Colonial Secretary, with copy of report of the special audit of the Borough accounts, by Messrs Richardson & Mackenzie. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Kingsbury, that the letter and report be referred to the Finance Committee for their report”. Carried unanimously.

2. Letter from Mr C. Mudie acknowledging further receipt of £75 for books for the Free Library. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be referred to the Library Committee.” Carried.

3. From Mr Teeson calling attention of Council to the state of the footpath in Juliet Street during rainy weather. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Kingsbury, “that the Mayor be authorised to cause the footpath to be repaired and drained with pipes”. Carried.

4. From Mr H. Phillips asking the Council to make an entrance to his property in London Street. The Clerk was instructed to inform Mr Phillips that an entrance will be made as soon as he provided the necessary pipes to lay in the watercourse.

Five. From Mr McCulloch asking the Council to complete the unfinished portion of metalling in Wilson Street. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report”. Carried.

Reports:

1. From the Committee for Works recommending that the Mayor be authorised to cause as soon as possible, the roadway of John and Maria Streets to be repaired; also and that the water tables of the said Streets be thoroughly cleaned out. Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

2. From representatives of the Newtown and Marrickville Councils, recommending that the two Councils accept the offer of the Government to place £300, on the estimates, as a moiety of the expense of the proposed widening of the Enmore Road; also that the two Councils agree to pay the remaining moiety in the following portions, Viz., Newtown four shillings and 7 pence, and Marrickville Council three shillings and seven pence to make up the amount required. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Munro, “that the report be received and adopted, and that the Mayor be authorised to sign an agreement with the Marrickville Council to carry out the recommendations of the report, and affix the Corporate Seal to such agreement”. Carried unanimously.

Withdrawal of notice of motion.

Alderman Munro said his reason for withdrawing his notice of motion was in consequence of the Colonial Secretary having stated in the “House” that the Government intended next session to introduce an amended Municipal Act.

Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that this Council do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to determine on the tenders for the supply of white metal”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Kingsbury, “that a tender be accepted for the supply of 1000 yards of metal”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that Mr West’s tender to supply 1000 yards of Five Dock metal at seven shillings per yard unbroken or eight shillings and sixpence per yard broken to a three inch gauge, be accepted”.

Amendment, moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “That Mr D. Williams’ tender to supply 1000 yards of Marrickville Metal at five shillings and sixpence be accepted”.

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

On the motion of Aldermen Kingsbury and Cozens the Council resumed on the Mayor reported resolutions of Committee.

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the resolution of Committee as reported by the Mayor be adopted”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Kingsbury, “that the first portion of metal be laid upon the Enmore Road”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 25th May 1871.

Present the Mayor and Alderman Conley, Kingsbury, Bedford and Munro.

Appeals against the assessment:

The Council made arrangement with four persons who had given notice of appeal against the assessment.

There being only two other appellants, the Clerk was instructed to made arrangement with such persons respecting the assessments.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 30 May 1871.

Present the Mayor and Aldermen Kingsbury, Henderson, Conley and Bedford.

Minutes:

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

Reports:

1. From Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £70/5/2 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £36/07/0.

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

2. From the Finance Committee recommending that the Mayor make some explanation to the Hon the Colonial Secretary respecting certain portions of a communication forwarded by Messrs Richardson & Mackenzie to Mr Robertson when sending in their report of the special audit of the Borough accounts. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury , seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Motion pursuant to notice.

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that a sum not exceeding £50 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Erskineville Lane, Wilson, Longdown, Richard and Fitzroy Streets”. Carried unanimously.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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