Council Chambers 5th September 1871.

Present the Mayor and Aldermen Henderson, Conley, Hobbs, Bedford and Galvin.

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Treasury stating that the endowment (£364/8/3) for the last half-year has been placed to the credit of the Council in the Joint Stock Bank.

2. From the Colonial Secretary informing the Council that his Excellency the Governor with the advice of the city Council, has been pleased to approve of the contract entered into by the Newtown and Marrickville Council’s respecting the payment of their respective shares of compensation to widen the Enmore Road between Francis and Juliet Streets.

3. From the Camperdown Council asking the Newtown Council to perform the necessary Works for conveying the drainage from Mr Crocker’s boundary to the Gutter in Brown Street. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the Clerk inform the Camperdown Council that this Council cannot comply with proposition mentioned in their letter”. Carried.

4. From Mr J. H. Smith asking the Council to take immediate steps for the removal of the obstruction across Station Street caused by the Government closing the gates against vehicle traffic. Moved by Alderman Hobbs, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Mayor be authorised to obtain legal advice as to whether the Government have the power to close the crossing against vehicle traffic”. Carried.

Report:

From Finance Committee showing accounts paid since the 1st August amounting to £238/0/5 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £10/7/0. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Books for library:

Moved by Alderman Hobbs, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that a further sum of £33 be forwarded to Mudie and Company to purchase more books for the Free Library”. Carried.

The Council agreed to meet on Tuesday 12th instant for the purpose of preparing a further list of books to be purchased for the library.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 19th September 1871.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Colonial Secretary’s Office with a copy of a supplement to the Government Gazette, containing the amended By-laws for the regulation of the Newtown Free Library, passed by this Council on the 8th. August ultimo. Received and ordered to be placed with the records of the Council.

2. From ratepayers of St Mary Street asking the Council to complete the formation of that Street. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their immediate report”. Carried.

3. From the solicitor to the Council respecting the closing against vehicle traffic the crossing over the railway near the Station. Letter received.

Report:

From the Library Committee with a further list of books to be purchased for the Free Library. Moved by Alderman Kingsbury, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Public vehicles:

The Mayor reported that he had attended a Municipal Conference meeting at the Town Hall Sydney, when a further report and draft Bill for the regulation of Public Vehicles was submitted by the City Council; after considerable discussion it was agreed that the Mayor of Sydney should forward a copy of such Bill to the Suburban Councils for their approval.

Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that three months leave of absence be granted to Alderman Munro”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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