Council Chambers November 3rd 1864.

7th quarterly meeting:

Present the Chairman and Councillors Knight, Hill, Conley, Holland, Munro, Bedford and Dunlop.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the minutes of proceedings of previous meeting read be confirmed. Carried unanimously.

Correspondence:

A letter from the Marrickville Council, requiring that no footpath should be left on the lower part of the Enmore Road. Letter received and the Council directed the required alteration, in consequence of it’s having subsequently transpired that the portion complained of was evidently an encroachment.

Reports:

The Chairman read the usual quarterly report which was adopted on the motion of Councillors Hill and Bedford.

The Treasurer’s account showing the revenue and expenditure for the quarter ending at date. Adopted on the motion of Councillor Conley seconded by Councillor Bedford.

Motions of which notice had been Given:

A motion standing in Councillor Hill’s name for an increase of wages withdrawn by consent.

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Clerk be instructed to make an estimate of forming Liberty Street and the street adjoining running parallel with the railway to the Newtown Station. Also the cost of drain pipes that may be required. Carried unanimously.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

Council Chambers November 12th 1864.

Present the Chairman and Councillors Knight, Holland, Curtis, Bedford, Munro, Conley, and Dunlop.

Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Holland, that the minutes of proceedings of the previous meeting be read and confirmed. Carried unanimously.

Correspondence:

1. The Chairman stated that he had received an anonymous letter complaining of a nuisance, and the By-laws prohibited it’s being entertained without a signature.

2. A letter from Mr H. Reeve complaining of a nuisance flowing from Mr Davies’ (butcher) backyard.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, that the letter be received and that the Chairman be requested to examine the yard and caution the parties, stating that the By-laws would be strictly enforced if animals were found to be slaughtered on the premises. Carried.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Knight stated that in company with Councillors Holland and Hill they had examined the Enmore Road referred to the Committee of Works at the last meeting in consequence of Marland’s (the contractor) application for compensation for alteration of footpath and extra Works. The alteration they would value at one pound and he had no claim for extra work.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that Marland be paid one pound for alteration of footpath only. Carried unanimously.

Councillor Munro moved that a committee consisting of the whole Council be called to receive the Chairman’s information expressed in his last quarterly report for the purpose of lighting with gas the Municipality. Councillor Curtis seconded the motion which was unanimously carried.

Notices of motion:

Notice of motion handed in by Councillor Munro.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

Council Chambers November 14th 1864.

Present the Chairman and councillors Knight, Bedford, Curtis, Holland, Conley, Munro, Dunlop, and Hill.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the minutes of proceedings of previous meeting be read and confirmed. Carried unanimously.

Petition:

A petition presented by Councillor Curtis from Mr William Croft praying permission for a Collonade in front of his property on the Newtown Road.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the prayer of the petitioner be granted. Carried unanimously.

Reports:

From Finance Committee recommending the payment of sundry accounts amounting to 88 pounds 14 shillings and one pence. Report received and adopted on the motion of Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Hill.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Curtis wished to draw the attention of the Chairman to the inconvenience contractors are put to in consequence of their cheques not being signed sufficiently early to enable them to get to the Bank on Saturdays. Councillor Holland could bear testimony to the fact.

Councillor Dunlop complained that his name had been omitted in the previous published proceedings as Treasurer in connection with the quarterly balance sheet.

Councillor Curtis would move that summonses be issued as heretofore for the recovery of the rates. Councillor Hill seconded the motion which was carried.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, chairman.

 

Council Chambers November 28th. 1864.

Present the Chairman and Councillors Holland, Knight, Hill, Dunlop, Munro, Curtis, Bedford and Conley.

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the minutes of proceedings of the previous meeting be read and confirmed. Carried

Correspondence:

A letter from the Marrickville Council in reply, intimating that as soon as a duplicate of Marland’s contract duly certified as such by the Chairman be forwarded their moiety of the cost of formation of the Enmore Road should be paid. Letter received on the motion of Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Curtis, and the Clerk directed to forward the required document.

2. A letter from James Marland, contractor, asking two pounds compensation for alteration of the footpath in the Enmore Road, and soliciting the sum of two pounds 10 shillings for extra work said to be done. Letter received and referred to Committee of Works on the motion of Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill.

Reports:

The Surveyor’s report estimating the cost of forming Liberty Street and Trafalgar Terrace. Received and adopted on the motion of Councillor Holland seconded by Councillor Hill.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Hill asked if the footpath in Campbell Street, Enmore, could not be made in a passable condition, it is now so narrow that it is dangerous. Referred to Committee of Works.

Councillor Holland would suggest that Mr Breillatt be communicated with and requested to remove a fence at the entrance of Trafalgar Terrace from Liberty Street.

Councillor Holland moved, seconded by Councillor Hill, and unanimously carried, that the Chairman be empowered to convey in writing, with the Corporate Seal attached, to J. F. Josephson Esq, the thanks of this Council for the handsome manner in which he has given a strip from his domain to the Municipality for the purpose of widening the Enmore Road.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

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