Town Hall, Newtown, 8th June 1875.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr G. T. Gardner complaining of a nuisance arising from the depositing of filth etc opposite his house in Regent Street. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Abbott, “that the letter be referred to the Inspector of Nuisances for his report”. Carried.

2. From Miss Pearse, complaining of a nuisance in Denison Street. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the letter be referred to the Inspector of Nuisances for his report”. Carried.

3. From Mr T. Hawkins asking the Council to kerb and gutter a portion of Erskineville Road. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

4. From the Camperdown Council, stating that a letter had been received by them signed by several of the inhabitants of Brown Street, Camperdown, complaining of damage done to their properties through the overflow of water from O’Connell and other streets, and suggesting a conference of the two Councils that the evil may be remedied. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the consideration of the letter be postponed until next meeting”. Carried.

5. From Mr D’Ardier, calling the Council’s attention to the bad state of Bucknell Street. Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

Finance.

The Finance Committee brought up a report showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £67/17/7, and recommending payment of further accounts amounting to £81/3/3, which was received and adopted on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Conley.

Deputations.

Aldermen Abbott and Smith, as a deputation from this Council to the Cook’s River Road Trustees, gave a verbal report of proceedings which took place when they waited upon the board respecting the maintenance of roads upon their joint control and other matters.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Abbott, “that a letter to the Trustees be drafted and submitted to this Council at the next meeting, embodying the conditions of agreement the Council is willing to make with the Trustees for the improvements in the said roads etc.

Newtown fire company.

A deputation from the Newtown Volunteer Fire Brigade was introduced by Alderman Smith, requesting the Council to build an engine house for the Brigade on the land adjoining the Town Hall. The Mayor stated that he would do all he could to promote the object they had in view; and he would see that the matter was placed on the business paper of the next meeting.

The deputation having thanked the Mayor for his courtesy then withdrew.

Question.

Alderman Conley asked when the sum of £50, expended in Enmore Ward improvements out of the funds properly belonging to the other to Wards, would be returned? The Mayor replied that this matter should be adjusted as soon as possible.

2. Alderman Fallick asked the Mayor to remit a charge made for letting the Hall to a religious body on a recent occasion. The Mayor stated that, in accordance with the usual practice, the minimum charge only was made, and he did not feel warranted in acceding to request.

Notice of motion.

Alderman Smith handed in a notice that he should move, at the next meeting,” that the Committee of Works be instructed to make inquiry into the system of cleaning in O’Connell Ward, and report to this Council at the following meeting”.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


Town Hall, Newtown, 22nd June 1875.

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

Minutes.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. A letter read from Mrs Kilbowin, calling the Council’s attention to state of the Road by the side of her house. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the letter be received and laid on the table”. Carried.

2. From Mr William Webster asking the Council to kerb and gutter a portion of Camden Street on condition that he pay half the cost of same. Moved by Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that it be referred to the Works Committee for their report at next meeting”. Carried.

3. From the Under Secretary for Finance and Trade advising the payment into the Council’s bank of £171/2/6 Endowment last half-year. Resolved that the letter be received.

Works Committee.

A report was read from the Works Committee recommending;

1. That about 120 feet of Kerbing and guttering be laid fronting Mr Hawkins property, on condition that he pay half cost of same.

2. That the footpath in Bucknell Street be put in repair.

3. That Mr Young’s contract for Alice Street be considered as completed satisfactorily.

4. That the drain from Wilson Street be continued through Mr Marie’s property for about 146 feet.

Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the report be received and considered at a later period of the meeting”. Carried.

The Council then considered the various recommendations. Nos 1 and 2 were adopted on the motion of Aldermen Fallick and Abbott. No 3 was also adopted on the motion of Aldermen Neale and Fallick. With respect to No 4, a long debate took place; ultimately it was resolved on the motion of Aldermen Abbott and Fallick, “that the report be read and considered at the next meeting, and that Messrs Marie and Giblin be invited to meet the Council on the ground to inspect the property in the meantime.

Nuisance:

Two reports from the inspector of nuisances, respecting complaints of Mr Gardner and Miss Pearce, were read and received.

Order of the day.

Letter from Camperdown Council, respecting overflow of water from this Borough (postponed from 8th instant). A lengthy discussion took place respecting this matter, and it was resolved, on the motion of Aldermen Abbott and Fallick, “that the Mayor and Alderman Galvin, Conley, Smith and Abbott be appointed a deputation to meet the Camperdown Council on the ground”.

Newtown fire company.

On the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Fallick the Council then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole to consider;

1. The application of the Newtown Volunteer Fire Brigade, desiring the Council to erect at the cost of the ratepayers an engine house.

2. A draft agreement with the Newtown and Cook’s River Road Trust, respecting maintenance and cleaning of roads under joint control.

After a very full discussion the Council returned and the Mayor reported that the Committee recommended that;

1. The erection of an engine house out of corporate funds being against the municipalities act, the application from the Fire Brigade be not complied with.

2. The conditions of agreement with the Road Trust be as follows — the Trust to pay to the Council annually from this date, and unconditionally, the sum of £100 towards the repair of Enmore Road from Station Street to Stanmore Road; to pay the Council half cost of all Kerbing required by the Council fronting the Newtown Road; to pay the Council a sum of £25 per annum (that being the estimated cost) for cleaning gutters in the Newtown Road, between Bligh Street and the railway bridge; and the Road Trustees to clean at their own cost, the gutter in that portion of the Newtown Road not herein stated, and also those in the Enmore Road from the railway bridge to Station Street. On the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Conley, the report of Committee was adopted.

Pursuant to notice.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Abbott, “that the Committee of Works be instructed to make inquiry into the system of cleaning in O’Connell Ward, and report to the Council at the next meeting”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 

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