Town Hall, Newtown, November 4th 1875.

Special.

Present, the Mayor, with Aldermen Abbott, Fallick, Henderson and Neale.

This was a special meeting held for the purpose of considering Mr Pigott’s draft bill for the amendment of the Municipalities Act of 1867.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

On the motion of Aldermen Abbott and Henderson, the Endowment clause was first considered.

Endowment clause.

A lengthy debate in shoe, Annapolis suggestion of the Mayor, the Council resolve to recommend that the said clause should be so altered as to read in effect as follows: —

“That all municipalities becoming Incorporated after the passing of the proposed amended Act, shall, for the first five years, receive an Endowment of £ for £.

In the case of any Municipality in existence for less than five years prior to the passing of the said act, the Endowment of £ for £ to be continued until the expiration of the said five years. At the expiration of such term, every Municipality, without further distinction, shall be entitled to Endowment 119 years calculate as follows, viz., for the first year, 19 shillings in the pound, for the second year 18 shillings in the pound, and so on decreasing at the rate of one shilling per annum until the expiration of the 14th year, when the Endowment shall remain fixed at the rate of five shillings in the pound until the expiration of the full term of 19 years.

Assessment clause.

The proposed assessment clause was and considered and ultimately agreed to.

The further consideration of the draft Act was then postponed until next meeting.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


Town Hall, Newtown, November 11th 1875.

Present, the Mayor, with Aldermen Conley, Henderson, Fallick, Abbott, Neale and Smith.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. Letter read from the secretary of the Municipal Conference inviting the attendance of the Council to the meeting to be held on the 15th instant, to finally consider the draft amended Municipalities Act. Received.

2. From the Metropolitan Transit Commissioners informing the Council that a temporary bus stand had been formed on the land occupied by the Sydney United omnibus company. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be received and considered at the next meeting”. Carried.

3. From Mr Macken, scavenger for Kingston Ward, asking for an increase of pay. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the application be postponed until next meeting for further consideration”. Carried.

4. From the Town Clerk, Sydney, requesting the attendance of the Mayor of this Borough at a deputation, to wait on the Hon the Minister for Lands with a view of obtaining a site to form a water reservoir for Newtown. The Mayor promised to be present.

Works.

The Chairman of Works Committee, Alderman Fallick, brought up a report recommending that as Mr Perry has promised to abate the nuisance arising from his forge, the complaint be allowed to stand over for the present; also reporting that the Kerbing and guttering in front of Messrs Kelly and Webster’s properties had been completed in a satisfactory manner. On the motion of Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Abbott, the report was adopted.

Orders of the.

1. Proposed conveyance of land to the Council to form a lane at the rear of Windsor Terrace by Mr H. W. Holdsworth. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the consideration of this subject be further postponed until next meeting”. Carried.

2. Consideration of Mr Pigott’s draft bill to amend the Municipalities Act. Resolved that in the opinion of this Council clause 3 to 8 present no improvement upon the principal Act, and that those now in existence are approved of.

Clause 9 — that while agreeing to the principal laid down in this clause, it present difficulties which are insuperable.

Clause 10 — no decision was arrived at.

Clause 11 — agreed to.

Clauses 14 to 17 — are considered no improvement on the present Act.

Clauses 18 and 19 — agreed to.

Clauses 20 to 22 — not approved of.

The remaining business on the paper was postponed.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


Town Hall Newtown, November 24th 1875.

Present, the Mayor with Aldermen Neale, Smith, Henderson, Abbott, Cozens, Conley and Galvin.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From the Principal Under Secretary calling attention to the Nuisances Prevention Act of 1875 which is to come into force on 13th December. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Abbott, “that the consideration of this Act be made an order of the day of the next meeting”. Carried.

2. From St Peters Municipal Council requesting this Council to deal finally with the matter of repairing May Street. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that a reply be forwarded stating that St Peters Council may proceed with the repairs of the said Street, and immediately after this Council will do their portion of same”. Carried.

3. From Mr C. H. Wandsbrough, complaining of defective drainage at the rear of Windsor Terrace. Resolved, “that the letter be received and consideration of same stand over till next meeting”.

4. From the Newtown Pound Keeper asking for a supply of palings and rafters for covering a section of the pound. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the request be complied with”. Carried.

5. From Mr I. Williams complaining of a drain near his property. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the matter be referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

6. From the secretary of the Philadelphia and Melbourne Exhibitions Commission enclosing receipt for a framed description of the Borough, and thanking the Council for the same. Received.

The Mayor brought up a report from the Finance Committee exhibiting accounts paid under votes of appropriation, £103/15/11, and recommending payment of further accounts, amount £16/19/9. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Smith, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Orders of the day.

1. Consideration of site chosen by the Transit Commissioners for an omnibus stand. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that a reply be sent to the Commissioner stating that the Council highly disapproves of the action of the Commissioner in not having a public stand for Newtown and requesting that the same be appointed on a suitable site without delay”. Carried.

2. Application from Mr Macken, scavenger for Kingston Ward, for an increase of pay, say 10 shillings per month, in consequence of more labour being necessary. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the request be granted”. Carried.

3. Mr Holdsworth proposed transfer of land to the Council to form a lane at the rear of Windsor Terrace. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that a reply be sent stating that this Council is willing to accept the land and documents on condition that half cost of forming the lane be subscribed by the owner, probable cost of formation say 10 pounds”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 

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