Town Hall, Newtown, 6th April 1875.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

Letter read from Mr J. F. Josephson offering to sell, on conditions, a portion of ground adjoining the Town Hall.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Abbott, and carried, “that the consideration of the letter stand over for one month and that the Clerk write to Mr Josephson informing him of the same”.

Works Committee report.

The Works Committee brought up a report as follows; that having inspected the Enmore Road between Francis and Juliet streets they do not consider it necessary to repair it until the Council are in a better financial position.

Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Smith, “that the report be adopted”. Carried.

Assessment pursuant to notice.

The Mayor laid before the Council the valuers returns of all rateable property within this Borough.

Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Smith and carried, “that this Council do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the making of an assessment on the rateable property within this Borough in accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1867”.

The Committee having examined the valuers returns, it was moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that an assessment be now made on the valuers returns in accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1867 upon the rateable property in each Ward of this Borough”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Smith, “that the Council do now resume its sittings and that the assessment as now made in Committee be reported for adoption”. Carried.

The Mayor, as Chairman of the Committee of the whole Council, reported that such Committee having before them the valuation of rateable property within the Borough made by the duly appointed valuers thereof, have made, on the basis of such valuation, an assessment on such rateable property, in accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1867, which assessment he then presented to the Council for adoption.

Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the assessment as made in Committee be now adopted by this Council as the assessment for the now current year upon rateable property within this Borough under the provisions and for the purposes of the Municipalities Act of 1867.” Carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that a rate be levied for the now current year of one shilling in the pound, on the assessed value of rateable property within this Borough, under the provisions and for the purposes of section 164 of the Municipalities Act of 1867”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that this Council hereby fixes and appoints Saturday the 8th May as the day on which appeals against the valuation of rateable property shall be heard, and that the Council Clerk be directed to give notice of the same by way of advertisement as required by section 175 of the Municipalities Act of 1867”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the assessment and rate be fairly transcribed into the rate book as directed by section 169 of the Municipalities Act of 1867 and that the Mayor be authorised to affix the Corporate Seal thereto”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the amount in respect of the rate of one shilling in the pound, imposed under section 164 of the Municipalities Act of 1867, for the now current year, shall be payable at the expiration of 30 days from the service in each case of notice of such rate, but in all cases where payment of one half of the said amount, together with all arrears, if any, shall be made within 30 days after the expiration of the said period, no legal proceedings by distress or otherwise shall be taken by or on behalf of this Council for the recovery of the remaining amount until the 30th day of September next”. Carried.

Order of the day.

1. Alderman Abbott’s motion respecting the advisability of taking some steps to obtain increased Government Endowment postponed from 9th March.

Alderman Abbott with consent of Council withdrew the motion and moved in lieu thereof, “that the Council Clerk be instructed to write to the secretary of the Municipal Conference requesting him to call the Committee together for the consideration of matters connected with the object in view”. Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

2. Mr Langhorne’s letter relating to the disposal of night soil, postponed from 9th March.

The Mayor reported that he was making an arrangement with Mr Graham for depositing of same. It was resolved that the matter be left in the hands of the Mayor and the Clerk instructed to inform Mr Langhorne accordingly.

3. The Road Trust’s offer respecting Enmore Road postponed from 23rd March.

Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that a deputation from the Council wait on the Cook’s River Road Trustees with reference thereto and other matters, consisting of the Mayor with Aldermen Smith and the mover”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


Town Hall, Newtown, 20th April 1875.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. Letter read from Marrickville Council asking this Council to repair a portion of the Edgeware Road and offering to pay half cost of same. Moved by Alderman Neil, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be received and referred to the Works Committee for their report and that the Clerk arrange a meeting of Committees of both councils to inspect the said Road”. Carried.

2. From Mr Sedgwick asking the Council to repair the footpaths near his residence in the Newtown Road. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Abbott, “that the letter be received and the matter left in the hands of the Mayor”. Carried.

3. From Mr Carter drawing this Council’s attention to the bad state of the watercourse opposite his property in Lennox Street. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be received and the matter attended to as soon as possible”. Carried.

Finance report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £29/14/4, and recommending payment of further accounts amounting to £94/1/0. Report was adopted on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Fallick.

Alderman Smith drew the attention of the Council to the fact that some persons to him unknown, had been wilfully damaging the Kerbing in portions of Kingston Ward, by breaking it at the joints; also to damage done to the stone capping over the drainpipes by careless driving. Alderman Abbott also brought under the notice of the Council that complaints were made of the bad behaviour of certain young men and boys who frequent the public reading room. The Mayor promised to take steps to bring the offending persons to justice, if possible.

Tenders:

On the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Conley, the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole to consider tenders for cleaning gutters in streets and lanes and removal of house rubbish, and cartage for the current municipal year; also the supply of 200 tons of metal for Kingston Ward.

On the Council resuming, the Mayor reported that the Committee recommended the acceptance of the following tenders, viz.,

Cleaning streets.

For cleaning in O’Connell Ward, Daniel Doyle’s tender at £7 per month. For cleaning in Kingston Ward, Patrick Machen’s tender at £3/10/0 per month.

Carters.

Cartage required in the whole Borough, Edward Colwell’s tender at nine shillings per day.

White metal.

For the supply of white metal, the Committee recommended that the consideration of the tender stand an order of the day for next meeting.

Report of the Committee was adopted, on the motion of Aldermen Smith and Henderson.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 

Month: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12