Council Chambers July 11th 1863. (1864)

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

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

Correspondence:

1. A letter from Mr Reeve respecting blood and offensive matter flowing from the back premises of Mr Davies, butcher. Clerk to call, and if found necessary, report to the Council upon the matter.

2. A letter from Mr Surtees respecting a culvert constructed by him in Eliza Street. Matter referred to Committee of Works on the motion of Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Curtis.

Reports:

1. From Committee of Works recommending a reconsideration of Mr Thomas West’s letter received at previous meeting; also recommending that the sum of 20 pounds be expended in Station Street and that iron stone gravel be used on the part of the Newtown Road where most required, and that the Committee of Works be authorised to deal with Charles Pitts for the formation of Bedford Street. Report received on the motion of Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Dunlop and to be considered at a later period of evening.

2. From Surveyor with estimate of the cost of forming Bishopsgate Street and the cost of forming a footpath in St Mary Street. Report received on the motion of Councillor Conley seconded by Councillor Knight.

Miscellaneous business:

Council Holland stated that he had been requested by Mr Josephson to offer a strip of his land at Enmore for the purpose of widening the roadway provided the Council would make a good footpath.

Councillor Dunlop wished to know the amount that had been expended upon Station Street from the Enmore Road to the Station and the revenue derived from the same.

The Chairman stated there had been expended 50 pounds and the revenue derived was under a one pound, but that that the upper portion of the street contributed 50 pounds including endowment.

Councillor Knight moved, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the report received from Committee of Works be adopted and the matters contained therein disposed of. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the portion of Bishopsgate Street lying within the Municipal boundary be formed at a cost not exceeding 10 pounds and that the work be done by contract. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the footpath and water table on the north-west side of St Mary Street be formed, the cost of same not to exceed three pounds. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to reconsider Mr Thomas West’s letter. Carried.

The Council having resumed, the Chairman reported that the Council after considering the matter, and in consideration of Mr West’s promising to supply nine or 10 tons per day, would give him a fortnight trial.

Notices of motion handed in from Councillors Dunlop (2) and Hill.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

Council Chambers July 25th 1864.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. A letter from the Marrickville Council respecting the formation of the Stanmore Road.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Clerk reply and state that so soon as the time had expired required by the By-laws the Council would entertain the matter. Carried.

2. A letter from the Cook Municipal Council in reply stating that the consideration of forming the Camperdown Road had been referred to the Improvement Committee. Letter received.

Reports:

From Committee of Works, recommending that Hordern and Egan Streets be metalled from Brick to Prospect Street and that Langdown Street at the back of St. Stephens Church be metalled immediately. The Committee reported that they accepted Mr M. Gibbons tender for the supply of rubble for Station Street, Enmore Ward, at four shillings per load. And they recommend that a small quantity be distributed through the Wards where required. Report received on the motion of Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill.

Miscellaneous business:

The Council requested Mr West to state the reason he had not complied with a promise, namely to supply nine or ten tons per day. Mr West stated as his reason, that the Road was so bad and the difficulty of drawing out of the quarry and he was bound to take 1500 tons from there; if the Council would make another contract he would be enabled to supply some out of the quarry he had opened adjoining and greatly augment the quantity. Council to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole at a later period of evening.

Councillor Curtis inquired the reason the Kerbing and Guttering along the Newtown Road, Enmore Ward, was not being proceeded with. Mr Aspinall had been dressing the stone in the quarry. Ordered that the work be immediately proceeded with.

List of defaulters of rates laid on the table.

Motions of which notice has been Given:

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the resolution of this Council passed reducing the wages of the workmen to six shillings per day be rescinded. The motion put and lost.

Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Holland, that the Clerk be instructed to make an estimate of the cost of forming Sarah and Simmons Streets and report the same. Carried.

Motions without notice:

Council Holland moved by consent, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Road Trust be communicated with for the purpose of soliciting the removal of the gate at the railway bridge. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Committee of Works be empowered to expend the money required in Station Street for rubble. Carried.

Notice of Motions handed in from Councillor Curtis.

Orders of the day:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of considering the matter affecting the supply of white metal. Carried.

The Council having resumed, the Chairman reported that the Council would enter into another contract with Mr West for the delivery of 125 pounds worth of white metal at 7 shillings and sixpence per ton, for the purpose of enabling him to deliver a larger quantity with greater facility, at the same time intimating that unless both contracts were duly fulfilled the fine stipulated would be strictly enforced and the arrangements cancelled.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman

 

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