Council Chambers May 2nd. 1864.

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

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

Correspondence:

A letter from Mr W. McKern, calling attention to the wet state of Richard Street. Referred to Committee of Works on the motion of Councillor Munro and Curtis.

A letter from Mr I. T. Elliott, asking for further compensation for a wall in Campbell Street.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the matter had been finally disposed of on a former occasion, and could not be again entertained. Carried.

A letter from the Road Trust; the substance of which had been disposed of at the previous meeting.

A letter also on the same subject from Dr Sedgwick, Clerk to acknowledge receipt, and stated that the Kerbing and Guttering of the east side of the Newtown Road would rectify the matter complained of.

A letter from the Marrickville Council asking the early attention of the Council to the Stanmore Road. Letter read and received on the motion of Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Hill.

A letter from Mr Melville, Jnr. denying a statement alleged to have been made by his mother, referring to charges brought against the Inspector of Nuisances, read and on the motion of Councillor Curtis seconded by Councillor Knight rejected.

Reports:

1. From Committee of Works, recommending that the Clerk be instructed to obtain drain pipes necessary for the intersecting streets in the O’Connell ward. Received on the motion of Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill.

2. Report from Committee of Works received April 11th and on the motion of Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Munro. Adopted.

3. Report from Committee of whole Council, received April 11th.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the report be adopted.

Amendment; moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Munro, that the first portion of the report be adopted but that the second portion be referred back for further evidence. Amendment put and lost and original motion put and carried.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Holland asked the Chairman the reason Station Street had not been repaired. Councillor Knight, as Chairman of Committee of Works, stated that the wet was the sole cause.

Councillor Curtis wished to ask if the Clerk had been called upon to provide the necessary bond in lieu of Councillor Hill. The Chairman stated that Mr Mackay was prepared to offer Mr I. T. Elliott.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, that Mr Elliott be accepted. Carried.

Councillor Curtis also wished to ask if there had been anything done in the matter of the well complained of. The Chairman stated that the parties have been written to but no reply received.

Motions of which notice has been Given:

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Munro, the motion standing in Councillor Bedford’s name be postponed until the next fortnightly meeting. Carried.

The motion standing in Councillor Conley’s name postponed by consent until the quarterly meeting to be held on the next day at noon.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the sum of 25 pounds be expended in brick rubbish for the footpaths in the O’Connell ward. Carried unanimously.

Notices of motion handed in from;

Council Holland (3)

Tenders:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Holland, that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider tenders for Kerbing and Guttering the east side of the Newtown Road.

The Council having resumed on the motion of Councillor Dunlop seconded by Councillor Munro.

The Chairman reported that Mr Aspinall’s tender had been accepted at six shillings per lineal yard.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Holland, that the report be received and adopted. Carried unanimously.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

 

Council Chambers May 3rd 1864.

Fifth quarterly meeting.

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

Chairman’s quarterly report read and on the motion of Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, received and unanimously adopted.

The Treasurer’s account showing the revenue and expenditure for the quarter read and on the motion of Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, received and unanimously adopted.

Miscellaneous business:

A motion withdrawn, standing in Councillor Conley’s name upon the following motion being submitted;

By Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, viz, that the Inspector of Nuisances acted very unwisely in using Councillors names, under any circumstances, while in the execution of his duty, and this Council hereby call upon him to make an apology to Councillors Conley and Curtis. Carried.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

 

Council Chambers May 16th 1864.

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

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

Correspondence:

A letter from Mr Scanlon complaining of the great nuisance the goats were. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the letter be received. Carried.

A letter from Mr Mason offering alignment posts. Clerk to reply and state that the Council do not require any at present. On the motion of Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Knight, carried.

A letter from Mr Knight respecting the goat nuisance. Clerk to call.

Reports:

From Committee of Works, received May 2nd. for adoption.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the report from Committee of Works received May 2nd. be adopted. Carried unanimously.

Report from Committee of Works recommending that Prospect Street be metalled, and stating that Mr McKern’s letter had been attended to in rectifying the matter complained of in Richard Street, and the Committee also state that in consequence of the Surveyors report of the Stanmore Road they would recommend that this Council form their portion only. Your Committee also recommend the reduction of the wages by one shilling per day.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the report be received and taken into consideration at a later period of the evening. Carried.

Report from Finance Committee recommending confirmation of payments to the amount of 391 pounds 8 shillings and seven pence.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the report be received and taken into consideration at a later period of the evening. Carried.

Report from Surveyor with estimate of the cost of forming the Stanmore and Camperdown roads.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Surveyor’s report be received. Carried.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Curtis thought if they could not ascertain the owner of the property on which the well was left so dangerously open, that this Council ought to take some steps to have it filled up.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the owners of the well be further communicated with. Carried unanimously.

Councillor Hill called the attention of the Council to the encroachments in James Street.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Clerk call on the parties and if found necessary take steps under By-laws. Carried.

Councillor Hill trusted that the Chairman would call for tenders for the Kerbing and Guttering passed some time since on the west side of the Newtown Road, Enmore Ward.

Council Holland would call attention to the disgraceful state the approaches were in to St. Stephens Church. Committee of Works to take action in the matter.

Councillor Dunlop called attention to the delay there existed in the proceedings being published in the Empire. Reports to be forwarded through the post.

Councillor Conley wished to know if there had been any apology received from the Inspector of Nuisances. The Chairman stated that he was not aware there was any necessity for the apology coming through him.

Councillor Conley and Curtis both stated that they had not received any but as the Inspector was present he would have no objection to do so and settle the matter at once. The Inspector stated that he regretted that through inadvertence he had used the Councillors names.

Motions of which notice has been Given:

Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, that this Council white metal a portion of Longdown Street from the Missenden Road to O’Connell Street and that Susan Street be also metalled. Carried

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Stanmore Road in the Newtown Municipality from its junction with the Enmore Road to Liberty Street be formed at a cost not exceeding 15 pounds. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Enmore Road be formed and metalled from its junction with the Stanmore Road at a cost not to exceed 30 pounds and that the Marrickville Council be communicated with to know if they will vote a similar amount for their moiety of the Road. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Conley, the Committee of the whole Council be appointed to take into consideration the necessity of supplying the Municipality with water. Carried unanimously.

Notice of motion handed in from Councillors Curtis (2) and Holland.

Orders of the day:

The consideration of the Inspector of Nuisances application for an increase of salary.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the prayer of the Inspector of Nuisance’s letter be not acceded to.

Amendment;

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Inspector of Nuisances salary be augmented 17 pounds.

Further amendment;

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Munro, that the business for the evening terminate and be resumed at the next fortnightly meeting. Carried.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

 

Council Chambers May 23rd 1864.

Special general meeting for the purpose of directing that the rate notices be issued.

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

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the assessments for the current year be adopted by this Council and that the Council Clerk issue the rate notices forthwith. Carried unanimously.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

Council Chambers May 30th 1864.

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

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

Correspondence:

A letter from the Marrickville Council in reply, relating to the Stanmore and Enmore roads.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Committee of Works together with the Surveyor examine the Stanmore Road with a view to permanently fixing the levels and that the Marrickville Council Clerk be invited to be present. Carried.

With reference to the Enmore Road, Councillor Holland moved, seconded by Councillor Hill, that this Council form and metal half of the Road the entire width commencing at the Stanmore Road and that the Marrickville Council be requested to continue their metal for the other half. Carried unanimously.

A letter from Mr Langhorne asking the Council to fill in the entrance to Mr John Blackman’s paddock in Wilson Street and re-hang the gates. Letter received.

A letter from inhabitants residing in Denison Street and it’s vicinity complaining of the nuisance of washing buses in the public thoroughfares. Letter received.

And Councillor Dunlop moved, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Clerk be directed to make inquiries in the matter. Carried.

A letter from the Clerk soliciting an increase of salary. Letter received.

And moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that Council Clerk’s salary be augmented 50 pounds per annum.

Amendment;

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the application be entertained at the next usual meeting.

Amendment on amendment;

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the application stand until a later portion of the evening. Carried.

Reports:

1. From Committee of Works recommending the Clerk be empowered to obtain drainpipes that may be required for the Enmore Ward. Report received.

2. From Committee of Works, received May 16th for adoption.

Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Holland, that the report received May 16th from Committee of Works be adopted. Carried.

3. Reports from Finance Committee, received May 16th for adoption.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Holland, that the report from Finance Committee received May 16th be adopted. Carried unanimously.

Miscellaneous business:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Clerk be instructed to ascertain if a closet in Brick Street is an encroachment upon the street. Carried.

Councillor Holland urged the early metalling of Station Street and if it could not be attended to immediately he thought it had better be closed.

Motions of which notice has been Given:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, that Stephen Street be metalled; also Brick Street East to it’s termination; and that Rose and Anne Streets be also metalled. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, that tenders be called for forming the Camperdown Road in accordance with the Surveyor’s plans and specifications. Carried.

A motion standing in Councillor Holland’s name withdrawn.

Notice of motion handed in from Councillor Curtis.

Orders of the day:

The consideration of the Inspector of Nuisances letter applying for an increase of salary.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the application of the Inspector of Nuisances for an increase of salary be not granted. Carried.

Resuming the consideration of the Council Clerk’s application for an increase of salary postponed until a later period of the evening.

Councillor Dunlop moved as this was a money question that the application be postponed until next meeting with the understanding that it could date back. Councillor Curtis seconded the motion. Which was by the casting vote of the Chairman, carried.

Tenders:

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Holland, that this Council resolve itself in a Committee of the whole to consider tenders for Kerbing and Guttering the west side of the Newtown Road from Enmore Road to Holt Street. Carried.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported that Mr George Saxby’s tender at five shillings and 8 pence per linear yard had been accepted.

This terminated the business.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

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