Council Chambers 11th July 1871.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Marrickville Council further with regard to the erection of a gas lamp at the intersection of Stanmore and Enmore Roads. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be received and that it’s consideration be made an order of the day for next meeting”. Carried.

2. From Mr Foster drawing the attention of Council to the state of the roadway, Erskineville Lane, Enmore Ward. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report”. Carried.

3. From the Mayor of Sydney inviting the Mayor of Newtown to the Conference Meeting of Representatives of the Suburban Municipalities respecting the regulation of Public Vehicles. The Mayor said he would endeavour to attend such meeting.

Report:

The Committee for Works brought up a report recommending that;

1. Nine inch drainpipes be laid down in lieu of the six inch one’s at the intersection of Denison and Lennox Street’s and Lennox lane.

2. The that the roadway in Cambridge Street be metalled for a distance of 30 yards from its intersection with Enmore Road.

3. That the £50 voted for Kerbing and Guttering on the 27th. instant be expended in the worst places of the lanes between Wellington and Denison Streets.

4. That the unfinished portion of Wilson Street be metalled as soon as possible.

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

Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that in accordance with the terms of Mr Hellmers agreement the Mayor be authorised to sign the necessary documents for the conveyance of the land to that gentlemen, and to affix the Corporate Seal to such document.” Carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that £40 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering the north side of Juliet Street”. Carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that £16 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Lennox Street”. Carried.

Water supply:

The Mayor drew the attention of Council to the importance of reviving the question of water supply to Newtown, as there is, at present, very little probability of their being supplied from the Botany Waterworks. He thought the Council would be serving the interests of the inhabitants by constructing, near the town Hall, either a deep well or large reservoir. Under proper management it might be the means of preventing a disastrous fire, and would supply a large number of ratepayers with water during a dry summer. Alderman Hobbs agreed with the remarks of the Mayor, and was of opinion that a Fire Brigade should be organised, and a fire engine stationed at Newtown.

Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the consideration of the matter be made an order of the day for next Council meeting”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 25th July 1871.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Registrar General, asking to be furnished with a tracing showing the boundaries of the Municipal District of Newtown. Moved by Alderman Hobbs, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Clerk prepare a tracing of the boundaries of the Borough and forward the same as requested. Carried.

2. From the Registrar General, with notice under the Real Property Act. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Kingsbury, “that the Registrar General be informed that a portion of the land — case 2694 — applied for to bring under the provisions of the Real Property Act is a proclaimed Street, and, if necessary, the solicitor to the Council be instructed to lodge a caveat against such application”. Carried.

3. From Mr and W. McKern, with the sum of £5/1/9, be the net proceeds of the late entertainment given by the Newtown Mutual Improvement Association in aid of the funds of the Newtown Free Library. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that a vote of thanks be recorded on the minute book to the members of the association, and the Clerk inform Mr McKern that the money will be expended as desired in his letter”. Carried unanimously.

4. From the solicitors to the Council with cheque for the sum of £152/10/0, being the balance of purchase money and interest, for the sale of land to Mr Hellmers. It was agreed that the amount £152/10/0 be reserved to assist in paying off the mortgages on the Town Hall.

Reports:

1. From the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £84/5/4, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £81/15/0. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

2. From the Committee for Works, recommending;

1. That Hordern’s lane be Kerbed and Guttered.

2. That the water tables Erskineville Lane, Enmore Ward, be cleaned out, and the roadway repaired with rubble stone.

3. That an additional alignment post be erected at the intersection of Newtown Road and Australia Street.

4. That Short Street be Kerbed and Guttered, and ballasted as soon as other works ordered to be done are completed.

5. That the Mayor with Alderman Bedford be appointed to wait upon Mr Crocker with reference to widening O’Connell Street.

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

Orders of the day:

1. Letter from the Marrickville Council further with regard to the erection of a gas lamp at the intersection of Stanmore and Enmore Roads. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, “that a gas lamp be erected on the east side of Enmore Road opposite Stanmore Road”. Alderman Conley seconded the motion, pro forma,. The motion was put and lost.

2. Question of water supply to Newtown.

After a lengthy discussion it was moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the Mayor and two Aldermen be appointed a deputation to wait upon the Mayor of Sydney and ascertain if there is any probability of Newtown being supplied with water from the Botany Waterworks”. Carried.

The Mayor reported that he had with several influential gentlemen from Newtown, waited upon the Hon the Minister for Works and urged upon that gentlemen the necessity of affording more accommodation for the increasing traffic at the Newtown railway station. Mr Byrnes promised to place a sum on the estimates for the purpose of erecting a new station at Newtown and affording better accommodation for passengers.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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