Council Chambers February 3rd 1864.

Fourth quarterly or first yearly meeting.

Present the Chairman and Councillors Munro, Curtis, Conley, and Bedford.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the minutes of proceedings of the previous meeting be read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

A letter from Mr I. A. Losee complaining of a pig on the premises of Mrs N. Short being a nuisance. Mr Goodin to inspect the premises and if found necessary to take steps to remove the nuisance.

Also a letter from Mr Morris official assignee in the estate of Frederick Humphries in reply to a notice left on the property referring to a party well being a nuisance.

Petitions: petition received from Mr George Davies asking permission to erect a Colonnade in front of his property on the Newtown Road. Granted.

Reports:

The Chairman read his quarterly report commenting on the street formation, Kerbing and Guttering of the west side of the Newtown Road, and the supply of 1000 tons of white metal now available for the respective streets to which it was destined.

The Treasurer’s account was laid on the table and shew a balance to credit of Municipality out of the 1000 pounds cash credit of 217 pounds 16 shillings five pence.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the Chairman’s report and the Treasurer’s account be adopted. Carried unanimously.

Miscellaneous business:

The Chairman begged to remind the Council of the obligation all the suburban municipalities were under to Mr Stenhouse for the great forethought, trouble and care he had voluntarily undertaken in legally assisting the conference of the Municipal Chairman and Councillors to revise the proposed Amended Municipalities Act.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the thanks of this Council be given to Mr N.D. Stenhouse J.P., one of the delegates of the Suburban Municipal Council who have met for some months past, for the purpose of amending the new Municipalities bill, for his valuable legal services and regular attendance at their meetings to assist in making perfect a measure which if passed by the Legislature will be of great service in simplifying the working of Municipal Institutions. Carried unanimously.

On the motion of Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that a vote of thanks be accorded to the auditors Messrs Henry Phillips and Robert Mayhew for their courtesy and trouble in auditing the half yearly accounts. Carried unanimously.

This concluded the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

Council Chambers February 16th 1864.

The election of Chairman and first assembling of Council after annual election.

Present Councillor Holland, Munro, Kingsbury, Conley, Bedford, Curtis, Hill, Knight and Dunlop.

Councillor F. W. Holland as the returning officer at the late election of Councillors, one for each Ward namely Enmore, Kingston and O’Connell, declared that Mr Rowland Hill had been elected to the office of Councillor for the Enmore Ward.

And that Mr Henry Knight had been elected to the office of Councillor for the Kingston Ward.

And that Mr Robert Dunlop had been elected to the office of Councillor for the O’Connell Ward.

And that Mr Henry Phillips and Mr Richard Birkett had been elected to the office of auditors for the Municipality.

The declaration of office signed and duly attested was laid upon the table and read of the newly elected Councillors.

Councillor Munro proposed and Councillor Hill seconded, that Councillor Kingsbury be elected Chairman.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that Councillor Holland be elected Chairman.

A ballot having been taken Councillor Kingsbury was declared elected.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

Council Chambers February 22nd 1864.

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

Declaration of office of Chairman handed in and read.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Munro, that the minutes of proceedings of previous meeting be read, viz.: quarterly meeting and the meeting for the election of Chairman be adopted. Carried unanimously.

Correspondence:

A letter from Mr Thomas Leggett asking the Council to purchase a copy of Sands Sydney Directory.

Also a letter from Mr W. Clark, Australia Street, complaining of the goat nuisance.

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Knight, that this Council purchase a copy of Sands Sydney Directory. Carried.

Miscellaneous business:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Knight, that this Council desires to record on the minutes of proceedings a vote of thanks to Councillor Holland for the able and impartial manner he has at all times evinced in initiating the working of the Municipality during his tenure of office as Chairman. Carried unanimously.

Orders of the day:

To appointed a Treasurer, and the formation of Committees for the current year.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Holland, that Councillor Dunlop be appointed Treasurer for the current year.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the By-law committee for the current year consist of the Chairman and Councillors Holland, Conley, Curtis, Dunlop and the mover. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Committee of Works for the current year consist of Councillors Knight, Conley, Curtis, Hill and the mover. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Finance Committee for the current year consist of the Chairman and Councillors Holland, Dunlop, Knight and Bedford. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the Committee for General Purposes for the current year consist of Councillors Hill, Conley, Dunlop, Bedford and the mover. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the Chairman together with the Treasurer and Councillor Curtis be appointed to sign all cheques for the current year. Carried.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

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