Town Hall, Newtown, 3rd August 1875.

 

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

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From St. Peters Council in reply to a letter from this Council stating that they propose to expend £50 in metalling May Street on condition that the Newtown Council expend a like sum of £50 to the same purpose. Proposed by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the letter stand over till next meeting for consideration”. Carried.

2. From Mr C. B. Henderson, enclosing a petition to the Government to have Henderson Road opened, and asking the Council’s support thereto. Moved by Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the request be complied with”. Carried.

Finance:

The Mayor brought up a report from the Finance Committee showing accounts paid amounting to £101/0/8, and recommending payment of further accounts amounting to £31/7/11. The report was adopted on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Neale.

Works:

A report was read from the Works Committee recommending that the pathway in front of Mr Kelly’s Newtown Road be Kerbed and guttered on the conditions named by him. On the motion of Aldermen Fallick and Abbott the report was adopted.

Library:

A report was also received from the library sub Committee recommending that the books named on the report be purchased out of the library funds and added to the Free Library of the Borough. The report was adopted on the motion of Aldermen Fallick and Abbott.

Special:

The special Committee considering the circular from Philadelphia and Melbourne Exhibitions Commission brought up a report recommending that a document be prepared to give the statistics and other information respecting the Borough, and that the owners of the principal buildings therein be invited to contribute photographs of the same, for transmission to the exhibition. Report was adopted on the motion of Alderman Smith and Abbott.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. By Alderman Fallick, “that £15 be voted to purchase books for the library”. The Mayor of put and that the Council could not legally vote of moneys that purpose without levying a special rate.

2. By Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that £10 be voted for restoring the name of Henry Munro Mayor, in front of Town Hall”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that a list of ratepayers in arrears be prepared and laid before the Council at its next meeting”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


Town Hall, Newtown, 17th August 1875.

 

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting read and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Neale.

Correspondence:

1. From Messrs Driver and Merriman, solicitors for Mr Landers demanding payment of £27 for 270 tons stone ballast with 21 shillings costs. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be considered at a later period of the meeting”. Carried.

2. From Mr Marie, further with reference to the drain on his land and threatening law proceedings, and,

3. From Mr S. C. Brown, the Council’s solicitor, giving his opinion on the subject of the said drain. Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the drain be repaired at a cost of about £15 and that Messrs Giblin and Marie and others be invited to contribute towards the same”. Carried.

4. From Mr W. Wilson complaining of the defective drainage in front of Louisville, Wilson Street. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the matter be referred to the Committee of Works”. Carried.

5. From secretary of the Newtown Oxford Cricket Club, asking permission to use the Town Hall for their club meetings during the ensuing season. Request complied with on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Neale.

6. From Mr Langhorne complaining of the dirty condition of the lane at the back of Windsor Terrace. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Abbott, “that the matter be left in the hands of the Mayor”. Carried.

7. From Mrs Brown, offering to supply a photograph of the house for transmission to the Philadelphia Exhibition. Received.

8. From Mr Tufts requesting the Council to kerb and gutter the path opposite his two houses in Australia Street. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that it be referred to the Committee of Works”. Carried.

The Council having resumed consideration of Messrs Driver and Merriman’s letter resolved take no notice of it.

Library sub Committee:

A report was read from the Library sub Committee recommending the confirmation of their purchase of books for the Free Library amounting to £16/0/5. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Order of the day.

1. Letter from St Peters Council relative to the repair of May Street (postponed from previous meeting). Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that a reply be sent stating that this Council is prepared to repair a portion of May Street equal in length to that portion to be repaired by the St Peters Council”. Carried.

Balance sheet:

The balance sheet for the past half year, duly audited, was read in extenso showing a balance due to the A. J. S. bank on 2nd August of £667/6/5. Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the balance sheet be received and adopted”. Carried.

3. List of ratepayers in arrears.

The Council having examined the list of arrears, it was resolved unanimously that the defaulters be served with a notice to paid by next meeting.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


Town Hall, Newtown, August 31st 1875.

 

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From Marrickville Council appointing 14th September for a deputation from that body to wait on this Council respecting the repairs of Enmore and Stanmore roads. Resolved that a reply be sent in confirmation of the date appointed.

2. From the Newtown Oxford Cricket Club thanking the Council for the promised use of the Town Hall. Received.

3. From Mr James Conley Jr, asking the use of the Town Hall for some gentlemen who wished to practise a musical entertainment, to be given hereafter for the benefit of the Newtown Free Library. Request complied with on the motion of Aldermen Neale and Cozens.

4. From Mr W. J. Foster respecting a photo of his house for transmission to the Philadelphia Exhibition. Received.

5. From Mr Donohoe, and also from a large number of ratepayers, requesting the Council to use its influence to have the present omnibus stand in Newtown removed to a more convenient site. On the motion of Alderman Smith and Neale it was resolved, “that a reply be sent to Mr Donohoe stating that this Council would use all its influence in conjunction with the Road Trust with the Transit Commissioners, to have the stand removed if found to be necessary”.

Finance:

A report was brought up from the Finance Committee showing payment of accounts amounting to £139/2/7, and recommending payment of further accounts amounting to £12/1/4. Received and adopted on the motion of Aldermen Fallick and Conley.

Works:

A report was also brought up from the Works Committee recommending that the Council have the gutters in Queen Street flushed and that Kerbing and guttering be done in Wilson Street south from Queen Street when convenient. Received and adopted on the motion of Aldermen Fallick and Neale.

Miscellaneous:

Alderman Conley drew the attention of Council to the fact that the omnibus company were apparently making a temporary bus stand in Australia Street, also to a nuisance existing in Charles Street. The Mayor promised to see these matters adjusted.

Alderman Smith complained of the price charged by the Government for the railway carriage of blue metal and gave notice that he would move in the matter at the next meeting.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. By Alderman Cozens, “that £100 be voted for the supply of 200 tons of blue metal for Enmore Road”. Seconded by Alderman Neale and carried.

2. By Alderman Neale, “that £50 be voted for the purchase of broken white metal for Enmore Road”. Alderman Neale, by permission of the Council, amended his motion by substituting the word “unbroken” for “broken”. The motion as amended was put and carried.

3. By Alderman Conley, “that £10 be voted for Kerbing and guttering opposite Mr Tufts two houses in Australia Street, Kingston”. Postponed by permission of Council until next meeting for consideration.

The Council then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole to consider that the demand made upon it for payment of some metal, which was not according to sample.

On the Council resuming, the Mayor reported that the Committee recommended, “that the action of Mr Landers in the district court in this matter be defended”. On the motion of Aldermen Fallick and Neale the report was adopted.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 

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