Council Chambers October 3rd 1864.
Present the Chairman and Councillors Knight, Dunlop, Holland, Hill, Bedford, Conley, Munro and Curtis.
Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read be confirmed. Carried.
1. A letter from Mr I. F. Josephson, calling attention to his fence in consequence of the lowering of the roadway at the eastern boundary of his property. Letter received on the motion of Councillors Munro and Hill and referred to Committee of Works.
2. From Secretary of the School of Arts soliciting that they may be exempt from rates at the earliest period possible.
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the letter be received and taken into consideration at the next meeting.
Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Conley and carried, that the letter be received, and the reply forwarded stating inability of the Council to entertain the application during the current Municipal year.
3. From the Marrickville Council in reply, acceding to the Newtown Council calling for tenders for the formation of the Enmore Road. Letter received on the motion of Councillors Holland and Hill.
1. From Committee of Works for adoption.
Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the report received on the 19th September from Committee of Works be adopted. Carried.
2. From Committee of Works applying for a small grant of metal to complete O’Connell Street; and recommending that the Kerbing and Guttering be continued around the corner of the Newtown and Enmore Road. Report received on the motion of Councillors Hill and Bedford.
Councillor Dunlop urged the necessity of taking steps for the removal of the Toll Bar at the railway bridge. Councillor Munro thought it would be unwise to entertain the question until Road Trust answers the letter from this Council praying for it’s removal. Councillor Knight stated that the matter is under consideration of the Trustees and he, as a member, would urge its removal. Councillor Munro regretted his inability to attend the last meeting as he was in possession of information by which he thought this Council could still avail themselves of a water supply.
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, that this Council take in the Empire and Herald. Carried (the Empire and Herald are newspapers of the day).
Notices of motion handed in by Councillor Munro, (2).
Orders of the day:
Consideration of tenders for forming the Enmore Road.
Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the consideration of tenders. Carried.
The Council having resumed, the Chairman reported that James Marland’s tender for forming the Enmore Road at 19 pounds 10 shillings had been accepted. Subject to the approbation of the Marrickville Council.
This terminated the business and the Council separated.
Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.
Council Chambers October 17th 1864.
Present the Chairman and Councillors Munro, Hill, Holland, Conley, Knight, Dunlop, Bedford and Curtis.
Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read be confirmed. Carried unanimously.
1. A letter from the Marrickville Council in reply intimating their approbation of the acceptance of James Marland’s tender for the formation of the Enmore Road from the Stanmore Road to Juliet Street. Letter received on the motion of Councillors Knight and Munro.
2. A letter in reply from the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust stating their intention of doing away with the Toll Bar at the railway bridge at the expiration of the present year; they also call attention to the height of the Kerbing and Guttering on the Newtown Road below the railway bridge. Letter referred to Committee of Works on the motion of Councillors Hill and Knight.
From Committee of Works. Adopted on the motion of Councillors Knight and Hill.
Councillor Holland drew attention to the forthcoming election for the Road Trustees. Should they be elected they (the Council) would be deprived of any control over their principal thoroughfare. Could not this Council take some steps to get the Road in their possession?
Councillor Dunlop thought it had better remain in the hands of the Trustees; he could only foresee an additional expense without compensating advantage.
The Chairman stated that it did not necessarily follow if an election took place the Trustees were bound to be in existence for three years, the inhabitants could take steps at any time to have it abolished.
Councillor Curtis stated that he had seen a horse and cart belonging to Mr Barden on the footpath and he certainly thought that an example should be made; ordered that when evidence could be secured steps be taken to prosecute the depredators.
Councillor Hill wished to inquire if the Kerbing and Guttering in the Enmore Ward had yet been rectified. The Chairman of the Committee of Works stated that the Surveyor had not yet certified as to it’s completion.
Councillor inquired the result attending the District Court summonses. The Chairman replied that there had been some informality in drawing the plaints in two cases, the rest having been successful.
Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Hill, that a number more be taken out, including the two informal cases. Carried.
There being a number of complaints respecting the overflow of closets, Clerk to give formal notice prior to taking legal action against the parties.
Motions of which notice had been Given:
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the following motion passed on the 19th September be rescinded; “that the consideration of supplying Newtown with water stand over for a period of six months, in consequence of the City Engineer’s statement that the low service pipes could not be made available, and that the high service reservoir will not be in complete working order for six months”. Motion put and lost.
A motion standing in Councillor Munro’s name withdrawn.
Notice of motion handed in from Councillor Hill and Holland.
This terminated the business and the Council separated.
Signed Joseph Kingsbury Chairman.