Council Chambers August 3rd 1864.

6th quarterly meeting held at noon.

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

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

Reports:

1. Chairman’s quarterly report.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the Chairman’s 6th quarterly report be read and received and adopted. Carried unanimously.

2. Treasurer’s balance sheet.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Curtis, that the Treasurer’s balance sheet be received and adopted. Carried unanimously.

3. Surveyors report estimating cost of the formation of Simmons and Sarah Streets. Received on the motion of Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Munro.

Miscellaneous business:

Clerk to call for tenders for the formation of Bishopsgate Street and that the same be submitted to the Committee of Works for their decision on the fifth instant

Motions of which notice has been Given:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Conley, that Stephen Street be Kerbed and Guttered and tenders called for same. Carried unanimously.

Notices of motion handed in from Councillor Hill.

This concluded the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

Council Chambers August 22nd. 1864.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. A letter from Mr Langhorne, as agent for Mr Blackman, stating that the avenue leading to his paddock from the filling in of Wilson Street was inaccessible to a vehicle; also intimating that the Council should sustain the cost of re-fixing the gateposts. Letter received and referred to Committee of Works on the motion of Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley,

2. A letter from Captain E. Lane, per I. Lane, calling attention to the dangerous ruts in that portion of Station Street lying south of the Enmore Road. The Chairman stated that some repairs had been ordered only that very day, that the Road was in a very bad state. Councillor Munro, would move, that as there was money voted specially for metalling Station Street, that the Committee of Works sit at the conclusion of the meeting and consider the matter. Councillor Hill seconded the motion, which was put and unanimously carried.

Reports:

From Finance Committee, recommending the adoption of sundry accounts amounting to 56 pounds 8 shillings and 2 pence which was on the motion of Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Munro, unanimously adopted.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Munro wished to know, (1) if any inquiry had been made respecting the supply of the ironstone gravel, (2) if the formation of the Enmore Road connecting Marrickville with this Municipality was being proceeded with, (3) if the communication respecting the removal of the Toll Bar had been attended to, (4) if the supply of white metal was satisfactory, (5) if the Kerbing and Guttering in the Enmore ward, was also being satisfactorily proceeded with. The Chairman replied that there had been very little ironstone gravel supplied lately, through the difficulty of screening and carting, occasioned by the late wet weather, and the formation of the Enmore Road would not be proceeded with until the metal could be delivered for the Road. Due attention had been given to the communication respecting the removal of the Toll Bar, that there was not a quorum of the Trustees on the day of their meeting; the matter would therefore necessarily remain in advance until the next meeting. The supply of metal had been greatly increased, but it yet fell far short of the quantity stipulated.

The Chairman of the Committee of Works stated that the Kerbing and Guttering was being proceeded with but not so satisfactorily as he would wish.

Councillor Curtis wished to know if any steps had been taken to recover any of the unpaid rates. The Chairman stated that nine district court summonses were issued.

The Chairman stated that the petty cash fund required replenishing to the amount of 8 pounds which was on the motion of Councillor Curtis, and Hill, unanimously acceded to.

Motions of which notice has been Given:

Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Holland, that tenders be called for the formation of Simmons and Sarah Streets. Carried unanimously.

Orders of the day:

The consideration of the formation of the Stanmore Road.

Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Holland, that this Council form their portion of the Stanmore Road in conjunction with the Marrickville Council, each Council bearing it’s proportionate cost. Carried unanimously

On the motion of Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole to consider tenders. Carried.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported that Mr James Brearey’s tender for Kerbing and Guttering Stephen Street at six shillings had been accepted.

This concluded the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury Chairman.

 

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