Town Hall, Newtown, 6th July 1875.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr Marie giving the Council notice that he intends closing the drain going through his property and threatening proceedings. Received.

2. From the secretary of the Philadelphia and Melbourne exhibitions commission circular, requesting co-operation of the Council etc. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the circular be received and considered at the next meeting”. Carried.

3. From St Peters Municipal Council, further with reference to metalling May Street. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be received and a reply be forwarded asking for the probable cost of the proposed work”. Carried.

4. From Mr B. Eve, offering to hand over to the Council a portion of his land, fronting the Cook’s River Road, to make a Road through on condition that the proclaimed Road adjoining his property, and bounded by the Boroughs of Newtown and McDonald Town be cancelled”. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the letter be received and reply sent, stating that the Council has no power to act, seeing that the Road in question is a boundary road of two municipalities”. Carried.

Finance.

A report was brought up from the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £147/07/7, and recommending payment of further accounts amounting to £96/1/4. The report was adopted on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Conley.

Works.

A report was also read from the Works Committee which was received and ordered to be considered at a later period of the evening.

Order of the day.

Consideration of Works Committee’s report relative to the drain through Mr Marie’s property (postponed from 22nd June). Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that as the inclemency of the weather prevented the Aldermen from meeting Messrs Marie and Giblin as arranged, another appointment be made with those gentlemen Monday 12 instant, at half past four”. Carried.

Works.

The Council then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole, to consider the Works Committee’s report received this evening, and to consider an application from the Council Clerk for increased remuneration. On of the Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee recommended, “that cleaning of the gutters in O’Connell Ward be proceeded with as in Kingston Ward, that arrangements to be made with the contractor to discontinue cleaning the unkerbed gutters and that such work including the removal of the grass from the sides of the Road where necessary to allow water to get away, be in future done by day labour. Your Committee considered that £5 per month would be a fair proportionate amount for the reduced work proposed to be done.”

2. The 22 yards of Kerbing and guttering be laid fronting Mr Webster’s property in Camden Street on condition that he pay half cost of same as promised”.

3. That a portion of Campbell Street, near Mr Chislett’s property, be repaired, and that the unformed part at extreme end of said Street be made passable.

4. That the salary of the Council Clerk, Superintendent, and Librarian be increased to £175 per annum, to commence on 10th instant.

The report was adopted on the motion of Aldermen Smith and Henderson.

Motion pursuant to notice

A motion, notice of which was given by Alderman Cozens — “that £40 be voted for metalling union Street from the Enmore Road to Short Street”, lapsed in consequence of that Alderman’s absence.

Night soil.

The Mayor reported that he had made arrangements, in conjunction with several municipalities, for the deposit of night soil. An agreement had been made with (Mr Slade), the owner of the land, who had consented to receive it; and at the next meeting he would ask the Council to vote the amount which he had agreed to pay for this great convenience.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


Town Hall, Newtown, July 20th 1875.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Galvin.

Correspondence:

1. From the secretary of the municipal conference requesting a further contribution from this Council of one guinea towards current expenses. Resolved on the motion of Aldermen Abbott and Henderson, “that the amount be paid”.

2. From the Cook’s River Road Trustees in reply to a letter from this Council, offering a sum of £5 per quarter towards expense of cleaning gutters on both sides of the Newtown Road from Bligh Street to the railway bridge, and offering to pay half cost of Kerbing and guttering on the Newtown Road, but declining to enter into any agreement respecting Enmore Road. Received on the motion of Aldermen Smith and Abbott.

3. From residents of London Street, asking the Council to repair that Street. Received on the motion of Aldermen Cozens and Fallick.

4. From Mr R. Kelly, asking the Council to kerb and gutter in front of his new house in the Newtown Road. On the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Fallick, the application was referred to the Works Committee.

5. From R. and C. Tubby respecting blinding and footpath stuff. Laid on the table.

6. From Mr G. Burnell applying for the use of the Town Hall for the purposes of a Choral Society. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that permission be granted to Mr Burnell to use the Hall not exceeding two nights per week as may be arranged, at a charge of 10 shillings per week, subject to usual conditions”. Carried.

The Mayor reported that at the request of the Marrickville Council he had an interview with delegates from that Council who wished to have a legal agreement drawn up for this Council to enter into respecting the repairs of the boundary roads.

The Mayor laid on the table correspondence relative thereto. Moved by Alderman Abbott seconded by Alderman Smith, “that a letter be written to the Marrickville Council stating that this Council decline to enter into any other agreement than that already in existence between the two Councils respecting the boundary roads.” Carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. By Alderman Cozens, “that £40 be voted for metalling Union Street from the Enmore Road to Short Street”.

The motion having been seconded pro forma by Alderman Smith, an amendment was proposed by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that £10 be voted for repairing said Street”. Amendment carried.

2. By Alderman Abbott, “that £55 be voted for purchasing blue metal for repairing Erskineville Road, Bucknell Street, Fitzroy Street, Queen Street and Wilson Street in O’Connell Ward”. Seconded by Alderman Henderson, and carried.

3. By Alderman Galvin, “that £20 be voted for rubble for Camperdown Road between O’Connell and Kingston Ward”. Seconded by Alderman Conley and carried.

Order of the day:

1. Circular from Philadelphia and Melbourne Exhibitions Commission. Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the business be discharged from the paper”.

Amendment moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that a Committee consisting of the Mayor with Aldermen Fallick, Abbott, and the mover, be appointed to consider the subject and to report at the next meeting”. Amendment carried.

2. Further consideration of Works Committee’s report relative to drain through Mr Marie’s property in Wilson Street. Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that legal advice be taken in reference thereto”. Carried.

3. Agreement with Mr Slade respecting deposit of night soil. On the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Henderson it was resolved that the arrangement as made by the Mayor be confirmed, and £2/10/0 per annum be paid to Mr Slade as agreed.

Questions:

In reply to questions the Mayor stated that no further communication had been received from the Hon the Minister for Works respecting the proposed widening of the Newtown railway bridge, but he would try and get some questions asked in the legislative assembly by some MPs; and that with respect to the library funds in hand he would shortly convene a meeting of the Library Committee to dispose of same.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


Town Hall Newtown July 24th 1875.

This was a special meeting of the Council convened by the Mayor for the purpose of ascertaining the opinion of the Aldermen as to the desirability of abolishing the Newtown and Cook’s River Road Trust, and also determine on matters in connection with the Free Library.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting read and confirmed.

Road Trust:

The Mayor explained the action that had been taken by the surrounding Boroughs, who, it seemed wished to see the abolition of the Road Trust, and for which purpose had requested him to call a public meeting of the inhabitants of Newtown and those Boroughs for Monday next, which he had complied with, although he did not pledge himself to agree with the object of the said meeting. After some discussion it was moved by Alderman Galvin and seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider the matter”. Carried.

On the Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee’s opinion is that it is not advisable to abolish the said Trust. The report was adopted on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Fallick.

Free library:

Alderman Fallick moved, “that a sub Committee consisting of the Mayor, with Alderman Abbott and the mover be appointed to select books to add to the Free Library”.

The motion having been seconded by Alderman Henderson it was put and carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 

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