Town Hall, Newtown February 11th 1875.

Present, the Mayor and whole Council.

The declarations of the newly elected Aldermen and Auditors were laid on the table.

Election of the Mayor.

In accordance with the amended Municipalities Act of 1867, the retiring Mayor occupied the chair and read clauses in the said Act referring to the election of Mayor.

Moved by Alderman Henderson and seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the election of Mayor be conducted with open doors “.

Amendment moved by Alderman Conley and seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that it be conducted with closed doors”. Amendment put and lost.

Moved by Alderman Abbott and seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the Mayor be elected by open voting”. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Alderman Henderson, and seconded by Alderman Abbott, “that Alderman Fallick be chosen as Mayor”.

Alderman Conley moved as an amendment, “that the retiring Mayor (Alderman Bailey) be re-elected (for the fifth consecutive occasion) to that office”.

Amendment seconded by Alderman Galvin, put and carried by a majority of one.

The Mayor then rose and thanked the Aldermen for their confidence in him, and in an appropriate speech called upon the whole Council to assist him in carrying out the important duties connected with his office.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


Town Hall, Newtown, February 23rd 1875.

Present, the Mayor with the whole Council.

Minutes:

The minutes of the two previous meetings were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From the St Peters Council requesting that the repairs to May Street may be carried out without further delay. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the letter be received and the consideration thereof postponed for two months”. Carried.

2. From Mr John Duff drawing attention to the filthy state of the drain in front of his property. Letter received and the Clerk instructed to write to the Cook’s River Road Trustees with a view of having the place complained of Kerbed and guttered. On the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Abbott.

3. From the Petersham Council requesting payment of account due for joint Works in Liberty Street. Resolved on the motion of Aldermen Cozens and Henderson, “that the account be paid as soon as funds permits”.

4. From Mr J. Tubby soliciting the remuneration for the earth removed by the Council in London Street. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that 10 shillings be granted”. Carried.

5. From Mr J. Abigail complaining of offensive matter which accumulates in the gutter fronting his premises. On the motion of Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Galvin, the letter was referred to the Inspector of Nuisances for his report.

Petition:

Alderman Fallick presented a petition from a number of ratepayers praying that the name of the late Henry Munro, formerly Mayor of the Borough, may be replaced on the front of the Town Hall, the same having been erased through some mistake against the wishes of ratepayers. The petition was received on the motion of Alderman Fallick and Henderson.

The election of Committees.

1. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that Aldermen Conley, Smith, Henderson, Cozens and the Mayor be appointed the Finance Committee.” Carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the Works Committee consist of three Aldermen, one from each Ward”.

Moved by Alderman Henderson and seconded by Alderman Fallick as an amendment, “that it consist of the whole Council”.

The show of hands being equal for the motion and amendment the Mayor gave his casting vote in favour of the motion which was carried.

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that Alderman Fallick, Neale and Abbott be appointed the Works Committee”.

The Alderman Abbott thereupon moved an amendment, “that Aldermen Cozens, Conley and Henderson be appointed”, which was seconded by Alderman Fallick.

The show of hands being again equal the motion was carried by the casting vote of the Mayor.

3. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the By-laws Committee consist of the whole Council”. Carried.

4. Moved by Alderman Smith, and seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the Library Committee consist of the whole Council”.

An amendment was proposed by Aldermen Abbott and Fallick, “that it consist of Aldermen Conley, Cozens and Galvin”. The numbers being equal, the motion was carried by the Mayor’s casting vote.

Treasurer:

On the motion of Aldermen Conley and Henderson, Alderman Galvin was appointed Treasurer.

Alderman Conley was authorised to sign cheques in conjunction with the Mayor and Council Clerk, on the motion of Aldermen Cozens and Abbott.

On the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Neale the Council adjourned for a short time.

Finance report.

On the Council resuming a report was brought up from the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £73/11/4, and recommending the payment of further accounts amounting to £152/5/10. The report was adopted on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Cozens.

The balance sheet for the half-year ending February the second 1875 was read, and on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Galvin, it was adopted.

Valuers.

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that Mr George Langhorne and the Council Clerk be appointed valuers for the now current year”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the remuneration of the valuers be 20 pounds”. Carried.

On the motion of Aldermen Fallick and Henderson the thanks of the Council were accorded to Alderman Galvin for his past services as Treasurer. Alderman Galvin returned thanks for the vote just arrived at as also for the honour of the re-election.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the Finance Committee be instructed to prepare and submit to this Council an estimate in accordance with section 164 of the Municipalities Act of 1867, of the probable amount which will be required for the now current year, in addition to any tolls, rates, or dues levied, or authorised to be levied within this municipality, and to any probable income from fines, voluntary contributions, endowments or any other source of revenue to carry on the fencing, making and repairing of any roads, bridges, wharves, piers or other public Works within this municipality, and any other expenses necessary in carrying into effect the provisions of the said act”. Carried.

A motion of which notice was given by Alderman Fallick but which he had omitted to sign, was moved by the Mayor to be informal.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 

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