Council Chambers October 8th. 1866.

 

Present the Chairman and Councillors Knight, Goodsell, Munro, Conley, Dunlop, Hill, Cozens and Bedford.

Minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Munro and Knight.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Chairman of the Marrickville Council respecting the formation of the Edgeware Road. The Chairman informed the Council he had instructed the Clerk to forward a suitable reply.

2. From the Commissioner for Railways stating that the sleepers applied for are ready for delivery. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the Clerk be instructed to receive them and forwarded a cheque for payment of the same in accordance with the previous arrangement.” Carried.

3. From the Clerk of the Cook Municipality respecting the formation of Bishopsgate Street. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their consideration and report.” Carried.

4. From the Secretary of the Municipal Conference requesting the attendance of the delegates appointed by this Council at the Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday 16th instant. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the letter be received and the Clerk be instructed to reply stating the delegates would attend on the above named day.” Carried.

5. From Mr H. Phillips, respecting the state of his fence on the Enmore Road. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the letter be referred to the Committee of Works for their report.” Carried.

Reports:

1. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the report of the Finance Committee received September 24th. recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £248/17/11 be adopted.” Carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the report of the Finance Committee recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £180/7/10 be received.” Carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the report of the Committee of Works received September 24th. be adopted.” Carried.

4. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the report of the Committee of Works as read be received.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that application be made to the Marrickville Council to form a portion of the Edgeware Road within their boundary.” Carried.

Motions pursuant to notice.

Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the sum of £4/0/0 be expended in Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Station Street, Enmore Ward.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the sum of £10/0/0 be voted to purchase drainpipes to be laid down where deemed necessary by the Committee of Works.” Carried.

Notices of motion handed in by Councillors Goodsell, Bedford and Cozens.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 



A special meeting of the Councillors held on Thursday evening, October 18th, at 7:30 PM.

 

Present the Chairman (Mr W. Curtis) and Councillors Munro, Conley, Hill, Goodsell and Bedford.

The Chairman stated the present meeting was convened at the request of several gentlemen interested in the partial closing of the Camperdown Cemetery. The Clerk then read the minutes of the meeting that was held by the gentlemen referred to.

A letter was read from Mr R. P. Richardson stating that the City Engineer had kindly offered to examine the Camperdown Cemetery and report as to the natural drainage from the said Cemetery.

The Chairman stated that in consequence of the proprietors of the Camperdown Cemetery having applied for leave to have witnesses examined by Council, also that they had engaged two professional surveyors, it was important that this Council should have the report as to the natural drainage of the said Cemetery, by two professional surveyors.

Councillor Munro quite concurred in the minutes that had been read, he considered that it was the duty of this Council to solicit the co-operation of the Municipal Council of Cook in procuring such evidence as would prove that the Camperdown Cemetery is highly injurious to the public health.

Councillor Conley moved, Councillor Goodsell seconded, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to the City Engineer and respectfully request him to examine the Camperdown Cemetery and report as to the natural drainage of the said Cemetery, also to engage a professional gentlemen to accompany him that would substantiate his report.” Carried.

Councillor Hill moved, Councillor Bedford seconded, “that the Clerk write to the Municipal Council of Cook to solicit their immediate co-operation in procuring such evidence as may be deemed necessary to prove before the Select Committee of the Legislative Council that the Camperdown Cemetery is highly injurious to public health.” Carried.

Notice of motion was handed in by Councillor Munro.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 



Council Chambers October 22nd 1866

 

Present the Chairman (Mr W. Curtis) and Councillors Munro, Goodsell, Conley, Knight, Cozens, Dunlop and Hill.

The minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Munro and Cozens.

The minutes of a special meeting of the Council were also read and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Conley and Hill.

Correspondence:

1 and 2. Two letters from Mr Thomas West, offering to supply metal, were read and laid on the table.

3. From Mr C. St. Julien requesting permission to lay drainpipes across the footpath in front of his residence in Juliet Street. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the letter be received and the Clerk be instructed to attend to the matter.” Put and carried.

4. From Mr W. Stonier offering to pay 25% towards Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Cambridge Street and the Enmore Road opposite his residence. Moved by Councillor Cozens, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the letter be received.” Put and carried.

5. From Mr W. Angus offering to pay 25% towards Kerbing and Guttering the Stanmore and the Enmore Road opposite his property. Moved by Councillor Cozens, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that the letter be received.” Put and carried.

6. From Mr H. W. Oliver drawing the attention of the Council to the bad state of the footpath in front of his residence on the Cooks River Road. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their consideration and report.” Put and carried.

7. From the Town Clerk of the East Maitland Municipality, enclosing a resolution passed by the Council on the 24th September last, and soliciting the co-operation of this Council. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the letter be received and be considered as an order of the day at the next meeting.” Put and carried.

Reports:

1. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report of the Finance Committee received October 8th. recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £180/07/10 be adopted.” Put and carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the report of the Finance Committee recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £176/17/0 be received.” Put and carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the report of the Committee of Works received October 8th. be adopted.” Put and carried.

4. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the report of the Committee of Works as read be received.” Put and carried.

Miscellaneous business:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of further taking into consideration the propriety of taking immediate steps to procure evidence to the Legislative Council in favour of passing the Randwick and Camperdown Cemetery Bill into law.” Put and carried.

The Clerk then read the minutes of proceedings of two meetings held by several gentlemen and Councillors interested in the passing into law of the Randwick and Camperdown Cemetery Bill.

After a short discussion in was moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that a sub Committee of 5 be appointed to draw up a draft report based on the resolution as read by the Clerk. Councillor Dunlop, Knight, Conley, Cozens and the mover appointed to form the said Committee.” Put and carried.

Council having resumed the resolution read by the Chairman was unanimously adopted.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the watercourse in Crescent Street be immediately covered over with old sleepers by day labour.

Councillor Goodsell moved as an amendment, “that tenders be called for performance of the said work.” Seconded by Councillor Cozens. Put and carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Councillor Goodsell, “that the resolution passed September 10th 1866 accepting the tender Mr G. Orchard to construct a brick culvert halfway across the Edgeware Road be, and the same is, hereby rescinded.” Seconded by Councillor Cozens. Put and carried.

2. By Councillor Goodsell, “that a sum not exceeding £10/0/0 be voted to construct a board culvert across a portion of the Edgeware Road.” Seconded by Councillor Hill. Put and carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Cozens, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that a sum not exceeding £20/0/0 be voted to Kerb and Gutter a portion of the Edgeware Road and Camden Street and that tenders be called for performance of same.” Put and carried.

4. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, “that tenders be called for taking up and relaying the Guttering in the lane from Prospect Street to the rear of Mr Ballmer’s premises.” Put and carried.

5. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that a sum not exceeding £25/0/0 be voted to meet any necessary expenses in obtaining evidence in favour of passing into law the Cemetery Bill at present before a Select Committee of the Legislative Council.” Councillor Dunlop moved as an amendment, “that the sum of £10/0/0 be voted for the above purpose.” Seconded by Councillor Goodsell. Put and lost. The original motion was put and carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, “that this Council go into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of further considering Mr R. Hill’s liability as a bondsman for the late Clerk. The Council accordingly went into Committee, when after a short discussion it was moved by Councillor Conley, “that the Chairman be empowered to instruct the Solicitor to the Council to immediately release Mr R. Hill from his liability as a bondsman for the late Clerk. Councillor Dunlop and Goodsell objected to the motion. The motion was put and carried.

Council having resumed, on the motion of Councillors Munro and Knight, the Chairman reported the resolution of the Committee when it was moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the resolution be adopted.” Put and carried.

Notices of motion handed in by Councillors Cozens, Dunlop, Knight and Goodsell.

On the motion of Councillors Munro and Hill the Council adjourned to Wednesday evening 24th. instant.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 



Council Chambers October 24th 1866.

 

Present Councillors Knight, Cozens, Munro, Dunlop and Conley.

The Chairman, not being present, Councillor Munro moved, “that Councillor Dunlop take the Chair.” Seconded by Councillor Cozens. Put and carried.

A letter was read from Mr R. P. Richardson stating that Mr Bell would examine the Camperdown Cemetery and forward a report as to the natural drainage therefrom.” The Clerk was instructed to communicate with Mr Richardson respecting his letter.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to receive the report from the sub Committee respecting the evidence to be procured referring to the Camperdown Cemetery.” Put and carried.

The Clerk then read the report.

Council having resumed, the Chairman submitted the report to the Council. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report be adopted.” Put and carried.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Municipal Council of Cook, to request them to assist in defraying any expenses that may be incurred in procuring evidence to the Legislative Council in favour of the passing of the Randwick and Camperdown Cemetery Bill into law.” Put and carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 


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