Council Chambers March 7th 1864.

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

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

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Munro, that this meeting be now adjourned until Wednesday evening next at 7:30 PM in consequence of the illness of the wife of the Clerk and that the place of meeting be left to the discretion of the Chairman. Carried.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

Council Chambers March 9th 1864.

An adjourned meeting held at the Christians Meeting House.

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

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

Correspondence:

A letter from the Marrickville Council referring to improvements at the Stanmore Road. Referred to Committee of Works.

A letter from Mr Henry Phillips declining to act as Auditor in consequence of his having acted for previous year; Chairman to call on Mr Phillips.

A letter from Mr Richard Birkett enclosing declaration of office of Auditor, duly signed and attested.

A letter from Mr Thomas West, offering to supply one or two thousand tons of white metal at seven shillings and six pence per ton.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, that Mr Thomas West’s offer to supply white metal at 7 shillings and six pence per ton be accepted for 1000 tons subject to conditions to be drawn up. Carried unanimously.

A letter from Mr Thomas Goodin asking the Council to take into consideration the lowness of his salary in comparison with the accumulative duties of the office of Inspector of Nuisances, collector of rates etc. etc.,. Postponed to next meeting.

A letter from Mr W. Bailey, referring to the Council Clerk’s canvassing at the late election.

A letter from Mr Losee referring to Mr Short’s pig. A fresh summons to issue.

Reports:

From Finance Committee recommending that the amount of accounts amounting to 223 pounds 13 shillings and one pence be adopted. Report received.

From Committee of Works recommending that Peter McMahon be placed upon the same rate of wages as the other men employed by the Council; viz.; seven shillings per day and that the difference of one shillings per day be allowed for the time he has been employed at six shillings per day. Report received.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Finance Committee report recommending that the accounts amounting to 223 pounds 13 shillings and one pence be adopted. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the report received from Committee of Works be adopted. Carried unanimously.

Miscellaneous business:

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that a list of all defaulters of rates be laid before the Council prior to the issue of distress warrants.

Motions of which notice has been Given:

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, that this Council vote the sum of 500 pounds to be expended in white metal for the use of the Municipality. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, that Committee of the whole Council be appointed to inspect the Municipality and report an estimate of the permanent improvements required in the different Wards and any other expenses necessary for the current year. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, that Mr Mackay the Clerk be appointed to make a general revision of the assessment for the current year. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the Council vote a sum not exceeding 10 pounds for the supply of brick or other rubbish, for Wilson Street footpaths. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, that a Committee be appointed to inquire into the conduct of Mr Mackay during the canvassing at the late election of Councillors for the Municipality of Newtown.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, that a Committee of the whole Council be appointed to inquire into the conduct of Mr Mackay during the canvassing at the late election. Carried

Notices of motion:

Handed in from Councillors Curtis, Hill, Dunlop, Conley and Munro.

Orders of the day:

That the motion referring to the division of the offices of Clerk and Surveyor, postponed in December 1863 to the end of the Municipal year for reconsideration.

Moved by Councillor Munro seconded by Councillor Hill that the motion for the division of the office the Clerk and Surveyor be rescinded. Carried.

Tenders:

The Council on the motion of Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Conley, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider tenders for making and forming Wilson Street from the Aldis’s fence to Wilson’s back gate, Oxford Street forming, and the construction of culverts in Wilson Street. The Council having resumed, the Chairman reported that Mr Charles Pitt’s tender for making and forming Wilson Street, and Christopher Cox’s tender for forming Oxford Street had been accepted. Also, that Mr John Aspinall’s tender for the construction of culverts across Wilson Street had been accepted.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

Council Chambers March 21st 1864.

Meeting held at Christian meeting house.

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

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

Correspondence:

A letter from Mr William Tye and Mr James Blackstone, calling attention to the dangerous state of the footpath in front of the houses they occupy asking that some rubbish be granted for the purpose. Received.

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the footpath alluded to in the letter from Messrs Tye and Blackstone be attended to immediately. Carried.

Reports:

From Committee of the whole Council recommending an expenditure for the current year of 2500 pounds to the Council for adoption.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the report estimating the expenditure for the current year at 2500 pounds be received and adopted. Carried.

Miscellaneous business:

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, that Councillor Holland’s name be added to the Committee of Works. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Clerk receive five pounds from petty cash for expenses. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that distress warrants issue upon all who are in arrears of rates. Carried.

Motions of which notice has been Given:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the Council Clerk be instructed to communicate this Council’s willingness to form their portion of the Camperdown Road to the Cook Municipal Council, provided they will also form that portion lying within their Municipality. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Holland, that the Surveyor be instructed to provide an estimate of the cost of forming James Street. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Knight, that a sum not exceeding seventy five pounds be voted for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of the east side of the Newtown Road commencing at Erskineville Lane to the corner of Aldis’ fence, and that application be made to the Road Trust for a grant towards the cost of defraying the same and that the work proceed only upon the condition that the Road Trust supplement the amounts to the satisfaction of the Council.

Amendment:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, that this Council Kerb and Gutter that portion of the east side of the Newtown Road opposite the Wesleyan Chapel from Erskineville Lane to the boundary of the Chapel ground. Upon the amendment being put, there appeared two for and four against. The original motion was then put and carried.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Holland, that the manner in which Wellington Street has been formed is highly discreditable and that this Council have the street properly formed by day labour according to plan; the work having been disapproved of by the Committee of Works. The motion put and lost.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the rate for the current year to be levied on all houses and lands be fixed at one shilling in the pound to be collected half yearly. Carried.

Notices of motion handed in from Councillors Munro (2), Holland, Conley and Knight.

Orders of the day:

The consideration of Mr Goodin, the Inspector of Nuisances, letter asking an increase of salary; letter to be postponed until motion affecting Mr Goodin has been disposed of.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

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