Meeting of the Council of the Borough of Newtown. January 2nd 1877.

 

Present, the Worshipful the Mayor, and Alderman Abbott, Cozens, Fallick, Galvin, Henderson, Melville, Neale and Smith.

Correspondence:

Alteration Bus stand.

Letter read from the Sydney United Omnibus Company relative to the proposed change in the omnibus stand, and seeking opinion as to advisability of re appointing the old stand at Crescent Street. Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Melville, seconded by Alderman Fallick, that the letter be received and considered at a later period of the evening.

London Street, Kerbing.

Letter read from Messrs Fletcher Foulis and others, asking that Kerbing may be laid down in front of their respective premises in London Street, and offering to pay 25 percent of the cost. Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Smith, that the letter be received and postponed until next meeting for consideration, be adopted.

Reports:

Mary Street, Horsfall’s drainage.

The Mayor brought up the report of Horsfall’s land drainage Committee, and explained to the Council the result of the examination of the pipes running from Mr Horsfall’s property into Mary Street, and the manner in which the drainage from thence ran into Mrs Conley’s land; recommended the relaying of the pipes in Mary Street formerly taken up by order of the Council, and the lowering of the pipes on the private property to their original level. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, that the Mayor be authorised to have the pipes replaced in Mary Street as recommended in the report. Motion put and carried.

Mr Stack’s land, Camden Street, drainage.

Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Cozens, that a sum not exceeding £12 be voted for slabbing drain adjoining property of Mr Stack in Camden Street, and that tenders be called for the work forthwith, be adopted.

Newtown Road, Kerbing.

Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Henderson, that the sum of £35 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering 80 yards from Bligh Street to Toll Bar on Newtown Road, and that tenders be invited for the work.

Amendment moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman (name missing in original minutes) that this matter stand over for three months. Amendment put and carried. Amendment put as original motion and carried.

Alteration, omnibus stand.

The Council resumed the consideration of the Sydney United Omnibus Company’s letter, when it was moved by Alderman Melville, seconded by Alderman Fallick that no arrangement of the omnibus traffic will be satisfactory to this Council which does not provide for the bus stand for Newtown to be within this Borough, and further, to request the Company with the consent of the Commissioners, to provide for buses as required by the traffic, to start from the junction of Missenden and Newtown Road, be adopted, and that the Mayor be authorised to intimate the above by a letter to the ‘Bus Company. Motion put and carried.

The Council then adjourned.

Confirmed in open Council, this 16th day of January 1877.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Meeting of the Council of the Borough of Newtown, January 16th 1877.

Present, the Worshipful the Mayor, and Alderman Cozens, Fallick, Galvin, Melville, Neale and Smith.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting having been read were, upon the motion of Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Neale, confirmed.

Correspondence:

Kerbing etc., London Street.

Letter read from Messrs Fletcher, Foulis and others relative to Kerbing in London Street, postponed from last meeting. Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Cozens, that a reply be forwarded to the effect that the request has been complied with and that the work will be undertaken as soon as possible.

Municipalities Act, Amendments Bill. Letter read from Mr H. Pidcock relative to certain proposed amendments in the Bill now before Parliament regarding Municipalities. Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Melville, seconded by Alderman Neale, that the letter be received and considered at next meeting.

Sir H. Robinson.

Letter read from the Council Clerk to the Albury Council, relative to an address to her Majesty the Queen, praying that his Excellency Sir H. Robinson may be re appointed Governor of the colony at the expiration of his term of office. Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Galvin, that the letter be received and that its consideration be postponed till next meeting.

Reports:

Accounts.

The Mayor brought up the report of the Finance Committee No 2 showing accounts paid for the past quarter amounting to £500/17/0, and recommending payment of sundry other accounts to the amount of £175/18/5, which was, upon the motion of Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Neale, adopted.

Robey Street, drainage.

A further report, relative to Mr Thomas Blundell’s land in Robey Street, was submitted by the Works Committee to the Council, whereupon it was resolved upon the motion of Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Fallick, that a letter be forwarded to the gentlemen informing him with regard to his complaint of water flowing from Robey Street onto his land, that, in the event of his agreeing to pay to the Corporation the sum of three pounds, the Council would undertake to lay down a proper drain from Robey Street through his property to the railway line.

Newtown omnibus stand.

Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Melville, seconded by Alderman Neale, that in the opinion of this Council the removal of the omnibus stand from within the Borough of Newtown by the Transit Commissioners is unsatisfactory and prejudicial to the interests of the Borough, and that a deputation consisting of his Worship the Mayor, Alderman Cozens, Galvin, Smith with the mover, wait upon the Commissioners to protest against such removal, and urge upon them a reconsideration of the subject. It was further resolved, upon the motion of Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Neale, and in the opinion of this Council the old Crescent Street stand should be fixed upon by the Commissioners as the stand for Newtown.

Railway bridge, Newtown Road.

Alderman Smith brought under the notice of the Council the result of communications with the Honourable the Minister for Public Works, relative to the reception of a deputation to lay before him the advisability of widening the railway bridge on Newtown Road, when the Mayor promised to see the Minister personally upon the matter.

Width of Streets, sale of land.

Alderman Smith also drew attention to the advertised sale of land in O’Connell Ward, the streets running through which were only 20 feet and 26 feet wide respectively, and suggested that the auctioneer be written to calling his attention to clause 117 of the Municipalities Act, whereupon it was resolved upon the motion of Alderman Melville, seconded by Alderman Fallick, that the Mayor be authorised to have printed 500 posters, drawing the attention of intending purchasers of land in the Borough of Newtown to so much of clause 117 of the Municipalities Act, as relates to the width of streets, the same to be signed by the Mayor.

Camden street drain, tenders.

Owing to no tenders having been received for slabbing the drain off Camden street, adjoining Mr Stack’s land, Alderman Neale obtained the consent of the Council to call for fresh tenders.

Council Clerk’s surety and Library Fund.

Committee of the whole.

Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Neale, that the Council do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the consideration of Council Clerk’s surety and Library Fund.

Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Melville, seconded by Alderman Neale, that the Committee recommended acceptance by the Council of the name of Robert Thomas Gibson as surety for the Council Clerk, in lieu of that of Dr MacKenzie.

Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Smith, that the Council adopt the recommendation of the Committee that a sub-Committee be appointed consisting of the Mayor, Alderman Neale, Smith and the mover, together with the Council Clerk, for the purpose of expending the sum of £14/12/4 to the credit of the Free Library Fund, in the purchase of new books.

Upon the motion of Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Cozens, the Council resumed and the Mayor having reported the matter as agreed upon in Committee of the whole, it was resolved upon by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick that the report as brought up by the Mayor be now adopted.

Revision Court.

Monday the 22nd instant at 5 PM having been fixed as the day and time for revising the municipal lists of the several wardens of the Borough.

The Council adjourned.

Confirmed in open Council this 30 of day of January 1877.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Special meeting of the Council of the Borough of Newtown for the revision of the Municipal Lists, January 22nd 1877.

Present: the Worshipful the Mayor, and Aldermen Galvin, Melville, Neale and Smith.

The Lists for the three Wards together with lists of the several claims and objections thereto, were duly laid upon the table by the Council Clerk, and the said claims and objections having been allowed, several alterations made, and duly certified to by the Mayor, the Council adjourned.

Confirmed in open Council this 30th day of January 1877.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


Meeting of the Council of the Borough of Newtown, January 30th 1877.

Present, the Worshipful the Mayor, and Aldermen Abbott, Cozens, Fallick, Galvin, Melville, Neale and Smith.

Minutes:

Minutes of meetings of 16th and 22nd instant having been read, were, upon the motion of Alderman Fallick, seconded Alderman Neale confirmed.

Correspondence:

Municipalities Act, Amendment Bill.

Letter read from Mr H. Pidcock, relative to proposed amendments in Municipalities Act Amendment Bill, now before Parliament, postponed from last meeting. Ordered that the letter be laid upon the table.

Sir H. Robinson.

Letter read from the Albury Council, relative to an address to Her Majesty the Queen, praying that Sir H. Robinson may be re-appointed as Governor, at the expiration of his term of office. Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Fallick, that a reply be forwarded to the effect that while appreciating the object referred to, the Council considers the subject as not coming within the scope of Municipal bodies to deal with.

Law costs, Hinchcliff.

Letter read from Messrs Allen, Bowden and Allan, claiming costs re Hinchcliff’s claim for damages. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Neale, that the amount as claimed be paid, £10/10/0.

An Amendment moved by Alderman Fallick, to the effect that the letter be received and referred to Council’s solicitor for advice not having been seconded, the motion was put and carried.

Inspector of Nuisances.

Letter read from Inspector of Nuisances, asking for an increase of salary. Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Melville, seconded by Alderman Fallick, that the letter be received and considered at next general meeting.

Mr Stoney, cesspits.

Letter read from Mr F. Stoney, relative to Bill for cleansing his cesspit etc.. Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Galvin, that the letter be received, and it was further resolved upon the motion of Alderman Melville, seconded by Alderman Abbott, that a Committee consisting of Alderman Galvin, Melville and Smith be appointed to investigate this and other matters of a like nature.

Leaky cesspits.

Letter read from the Inspector of Nuisances recommending new cesspits be constructed to certain houses named therein. Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Abbott, that the letter be received and referred to the above Committee.

Robey Street drainage.

A letter read from Mr Thomas Blundell, agreeing to pay the sum of £3 for making drain in Robey conditionally upon the work being at once commenced. Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Cozens, that the letter be received.

Deputation, bus stand.

Letter read from the Metropolitan Transit Commissioners expressing willingness to receive deputation appointed to confer relative to bus stand at Newtown, and naming day. Letter received.

Drainage, Cook’s River Road.

Letter read from Mr Albert Chivers relative to damage done to his property by drainage water from Cook’s River Road flowing thereon. Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Melville, seconded by Alderman Abbott, that the matter be left in the Mayor’s hands to examine, and remedy if possible.

Newtown Road, railway bridge.

The Mayor reported that he had seen the Minister for Works relative to the non-receipt of a letter from him naming the day appointed to confer with him relative to the widening of the railway bridge, and was informed that the Minister had instructed an Officer of the Government to inquire into the matter and report, and that if upon examination of the report, it was deemed expedient to receive the deputation on the subject, a letter would be forwarded to that effect.

Water supply.

Alderman Abbott desired to know if anything further had been heard relative to the Water Works, the Mayor said he knew of nothing more having transpired and after some discussion it was suggested that the Mayor should interview the Mayor of Sydney upon the subject.

Posters, width of streets.

Alderman Melville asked why the resolution he moved relative to posters intimating width of streets was not published in the daily paper, and why the said posters were not exhibited to the public prior to the sale of land in Raper’s Paddock. The Mayor having replied, the discussion ceased.

Tenders, Stack’s drain and Council Clerk’s sureties.

The Council, upon the motion of Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Smith, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole for the consideration of tenders and other matters.

Stack’s drain.

Only one tender having been received and opened for slabbing drain on Stack’s land, it was resolved upon the motion of Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Smith, that the only tender received being ineligible cannot be entertained.

Council Clerk security, Mr Fletcher.

Resolved upon the motion of Alderman Melville, seconded by Alderman Fallick, that the name of Mr David Fletcher be accepted in lieu of that of Mr Robert Thomas Gibson.

Upon the motion of Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, the Council resumed, and the Mayor having reported the items as agreed upon in Committee of the whole, it was resolved upon the motion of Alderman Melville, seconded by Alderman Fallick, that the report as brought up be adopted.

The Council then adjourned.

Confirmed in opened Council this 27th day of February 1877.

Signed James F. Smith, Mayor.


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