Council Chambers June 13th 1864.
Present the Chairman and Councillors Knight, Bedford, Hill, Curtis, Conley, Munro and Dunlop.
Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the minutes of proceedings of the previous meeting be read and confirmed. Carried.
1. A letter from Mr Langridge, Secretary of the School of Arts, asking the Council to exempt that institution from rates. Letter received.
2. A letter to Mr Chris Rolleston, stating that a displacement of earth had taken place where there had been a filling against the fence at the rear of the property he occupies in Wilson Street and asking the Council to construct a similar fence to that at Mr Newton’s property a little lower down the street. Clerk to reply and state that the fence alluded to had not been done by the Council and they therefore could not accede to this request.
3. A letter from Mr Edward Hall complaining of the water lodging on his premises, through the street having been raised. The matter to be left in the hands of the Committee of Works.
4. A letter from the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust in reply to a communication seeking a contribution towards defraying the cost of Kerbing and Guttering that portion of the west side of the Newtown Road extending from the Enmore Road to Holt Street. They state “that the trustees of the Road would be happy to meet the wishes of the Council, but the requirements of the Road will absorb all the money the trustees will have at their command during the rest of the year”
5. A letter from Mr Dadswell directing attention to the lane at the side of his property in Wellington Street. The Chairman of the Committee of Works stated that the lane was being attended to.
1. From the Committee of Works, received May 30th.
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the report received May 30th from Committee of Works be adopted. Carried.
2. From Committee of Works, stating, that they have examined the Stanmore Road as required, and they will recommend that the Council adopt the section as prepared and arranged by the Surveyor. The Committee would draw attention to Mr Aspinall’s neglect in not having that portion of the Kerbing and Guttering finished for which his tender was accepted nearly two months since, situated between Eliza and Australia Streets. The Committee would further state that they had directed the Clerk to write to Mr West, the contractor for the delivery of white metal, and urge the necessity of his immediately complying with the terms of the agreement.
Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the report from Committee of Works be received. Carried unanimously.
3. Report from Finance Committee, recommending the confirmation of payments to the amount of 147 pounds 14 shillings and 5 pence.
Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the report received from Finance Committee recommending the confirmation of payments to the amount of 147 pounds 14 shillings and 5 pence be confirmed. Carried unanimously.
4. From Surveyor stating, that the closet in Brick Street is not an encroachment but that a portion of the fence enclosing the same is so and further stating that the buses were frequently washed in public thoroughfares.
Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the Surveyor’s report be received. Carried.
The Chairman stated that Mr George Saxby declined to carry out the contract for Kerbing and Guttering that portion of the west side of the Newtown Road from Enmore Road to Holt Street. Council to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole at a later period of the evening to consider the remaining tenders.
Councillor Munro would move, that this Council supplement the original vote for Horbury Terraces by a second vote of six pounds. Seconded by Councillor Hill and carried.
Councillor Dunlop wished to know what the cost of a roller, for using on the footpaths would be. Clerk to make enquiries.
Motions of which notice has been Given:
Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the office of Bailiff, Inspector of Nuisances and collector of unpaid rates be abolished. Unanimously carried.
Orders of the day:
The increase of salary to Council Clerk.
Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the Council Clerk’s salary be augmented 50 pounds per annum. Carried unanimously.
Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the increase of salary to Council Clerk date from May 9th last passed. Carried unanimously.
Notices of motion handed in from Councillor Munro (3) and Dunlop (1)
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider tenders for forming the Camperdown Road and reconsidering tenders for Kerbing and Guttering the west side of the Newtown Road from Enmore Road to Holt Street.
The Council having resumed, the Chairman reported that Mr Charles Pitt’s tender at one pounds twelve shillings and sixpence per chain for the Camperdown Road, and Mr Aspinall’s tender at five shillings and nine pence, for Kerbing and Guttering the west side of the Newtown Road from the Enmore Road to Holt Street, had been accepted.
This terminated the business.
Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.
Council Chambers June 29th 1864.
Present the Chairman and Councillors Knight, Munro, Hill, Bedford, Holland, Conley and Curtis.
Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the minutes of proceedings of previous meeting be read and confirmed. Carried unanimously.
1. A letter from the Cook Municipal Council, in reply to communication respecting the Camperdown Road. Referred to Committee of Works.
2. A letter from Mr Thomas West, contractor, in reply explaining the reason he had not fulfilled his agreement. Letter received.
3. A letter from ratepayers, praying that Mary Street may be attended to. Referred to Committee of Works.
4. A letter from Mr Thomas complaining of the goat and pig nuisance. Clerk to make enquiries.
5. A letter from the Reverend Joseph Oram, seeking that the house he occupies be exempted from rates on account of it being used as the Wesleyan Parsonage, if not acceded that the rate be reduced from 80 pounds to 60 pounds. Clerk to call and state that the Council could not accede to the request.
From Committee of Works received June 13th.
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the report from Committee of Works received June 13th be adopted with the understanding that portion relating to the nonfulfilment of Mr John Aspinall’s tender be struck out. Carried unanimously.
2. From Finance Committee recommending the confirmation of payments to the amount of 97 pounds 7 shillings and four pence. Report confirmed on the motion of Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Knight.
The Chairman stated in reply to enquiries from Councillor Munro that over 300 pounds of the rates had been collected, and that no steps had been taken to enforce the unpaid portion.
Council Holland thought that Station Street should be attended to and if the white metal was not forthcoming he saw no reason why they should not use quarry rubbish. The Council could vote an extra amount, and make the Road somewhat passable.
Councillor Hill thought as they had gone to considerable expense in providing a footpath and as the Road was used by non residents, they would do better in attending to the wants of ratepayers first.
Councillor Knight stated there are many other places even worse than Station Street and it was impossible that all could be attended to at once, and he could not see why it should receive a preference, the street was used almost exclusively by those who did not pay rates, and the amount voted was so inadequate that the money would be thrown away were it expended. The Road must be done properly or it had better be left alone.
Councillor Conley wished that the matter affecting the washing of buses in public thoroughfares be interfered with.
Motions of which notice has been Given:
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Municipal Council of Cook and seek their cooperation in the formation of Bishopsgate Street. Carried.
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the Clerk make an estimate of the cost of forming a footpath and making water table on the east side of St Mary Street and report the same at next meeting. Carried.
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that an estimate of the cost of forming that portion of Bishopsgate Street lying within the Municipal boundary, be made by the Clerk, and report the same at next meeting.
Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman
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