Council Chambers September 5th 1864.

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

Moved by Councillor Curtis, 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 in reply intimating that the Council were very desirous of proceeding with the formation of the Stanmore Road.

2. From Messrs Craig and Harley, offering to supply rubbish for the foot paths. Both letters received on the motion of Councillors Munro and Hill.

Reports:

From Committee of Works. Received on the motion of Councillors Knight and Bedford.

Miscellaneous business:

Councillor Holland wished to know if the dyke in Bedford Street was to be left in its present dangerous state. Referred to Committee of Works on the motion of Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Hill.

Rate notices:

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Hill, that the rate notices be issued forthwith. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the Council Clerk be instructed to take immediate steps to recover the unpaid rates. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Knight, that tenders be called for the formation of that portion of the Stanmore Road lying within this Municipality; such tenders to be considered by the Committee of Works on the 9th instant. Carried.

Orders of the day:

The consideration of tenders;

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider tenders for forming Simmons and Sarah Streets. Carried unanimously.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported;

That James Marland’s tender for forming Simmons and Sarah Streets, at 14 shillings per lineal chain had been accepted.

This terminated the business and the Council separated.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

 

Council Chambers September 19th 1864.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. A letter from Mr H. Thomas, complaining of a nuisance. Referred to Clerk for inquiry.

2. From Mr I. S. Sadler, complaining of the conduct of the contractor who had the Kerbing and Guttering of the Newtown Road opposite his property. Letter received and referred to Committee of Works on the motion of Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill.

3. From Mr William Teal, Secretary to the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust, in reply, relating to the removal of the gate at the railway bridge and the Kerbing and Guttering of the east side of the Newtown Road from Erskineville Lane to Aldis’ fence. He states that the first subject is under consideration, and that the sum of 25 pounds agreed to be paid had been placed as required to the credit of the Municipality. Letter received on the motion of Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Bedford.

Reports:

1. From Committee of Works for adoption.

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that the report from Committee of Works received on the fifth instant be now adopted. Carried unanimously.

2. From Committee of Works, stating that they had accepted James Marland’s tender for forming that portion of the Stanmore Road lying within the Municipal boundary at 12 pounds. Report received on the motion of Councillor Holland seconded by Councillor Hill.

3. From Surveyor reporting that in accordance with instructions emanating from a Committee of the whole Council held on the 10th instant to consider the supplying of Newtown with water, he had furnished the city engineer with the highest portion of the Municipality above the South Sydney boundary stone, and that he states they could not supply Newtown with water from their low service pipes; that the high service reservoir will not be completed for six months, but that a supply for a few hours daily could be furnished by direct branch from their Botany main. Report received on the motion of Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Curtis.

Miscellaneous business:

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the consideration of supplying Newtown with water stand over for a period of six months, in consequence of the city engineer’s statement that the low service pipes could not be made available, and that the high service reservoir would not be in complete working order for six months. Carried unanimously.

Councillor Knight stated that the Committee of Works had met the Marrickville Committee on the 16th instant, to arrange the matter respecting the formation of the Enmore Road, it being the dividing boundary between the two municipalities, that it had been arranged by this Council to call for tenders, that there was a fence projecting, the removal of which would be a convenience; they had therefore directed the Council Clerk to see the proprietor and ascertain if he would remove the same. The Chairman said the owner, a Mr Downing, required 50 pounds which was considered so excessive as to preclude any chance of an adjustment.

Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Holland and unanimously carried that tenders be called for the formation of the Enmore Road, the same to be considered at next meeting.

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Hill, that this Council provide the Labour only, where suitable material would be provided for Kerbing and Guttering. Carried .

Moved by Councillor Holland, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that steps be taken for the purpose of ascertaining if the water hole adjacent to to the railway station could not be made available for the washing of buses.

This terminated the business of the Council for the evening.

Signed Joseph Kingsbury, Chairman.

 

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