Council Chambers November 3rd 1866.

 

At 12:30 PM, a quorum not being present, the Chairman adjourned the usual quarterly meeting to Monday evening fifth instant.

 



Council Chambers November 5th 1866.

 

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

The minutes of a meeting held October 24th 1866 were read and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Conley.

The minutes of the previous meeting were also read and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Knight and Hill.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Sydney Town Clerk referring to the removal of the omnibus stand. Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the letter be received and the Clerk instructed to invite the Mayor of Sydney, and two or three Aldermen, to inspect several sites proposed for the said ‘bus stand.” Carried.

2. Letter from Mr W. Rogers offering to supply 400 tons of white metal at six shillings per ton in the lump and seven shillings per ton broken. Also offering to give the Council three months credit for the above metal. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the letter be received and considered at a later period of the evening.” Carried.

3. A letter was read and laid on the table from the Clerk of the Municipal Council of Cook.

Reports:

Pursuant to adjournment, the Chairman’s quarterly report was read, and adopted on the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Bedford.

The Treasurer’s quarterly report was also read, and adopted on the motion of Councillors Conley and Cozens.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the report of the Finance Committee received October 22nd recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £176/17/0 be adopted.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the report of the Finance Committee recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £141/5/0 be received.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the report of the Committee of Works received October 22nd be adopted.” Carried.

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

Miscellaneous:

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the Clerk be empowered to employ men as day labourers (who are recommended by the Councillors) for a period of two weeks.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that application be made by this Council to the City Council for the bus timekeeper to be appointed by them at a fixed salary per annum, also that the said timekeeper should be appointed a special constable.” Carried.

The offer of Mr W. Rogers to supply 400 tons of white metal having been discussed it was agreed that tenders should be called for supplying metal that may be required.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. By Councillor Cozens, “that a sum not exceeding £36/0/0 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering portions of Cambridge Street, the Enmore and Stanmore Roads, and that tenders be called for the performance of same.” Seconded by Councillor Goodsell. Put and carried.

2. By Councillor Dunlop, “that tenders be called for building a retaining rubble wall in Wilson Street at a cost not to exceed £12/0/0.” Seconded by Councillor Bedford. Put and carried.

3 by Councillor Knight, “that the sum of £50 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering to be laid down where deemed necessary by the Committee of Works.” Seconded by Councillor Conley. Put and carried.

4. By Councillor Goodsell, “that tenders be called for Kerbing a portion of the Cooks River Road between Maria and Wells Streets at a cost not to exceed £10.” Seconded by Councillor Hill. Put and carried.

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

Order of the day.

Letter received last meeting, from the Town Clerk of East Maitland, soliciting the Newtown Council to co-operate with them to induce the government to continue the endowment for a further period of five years. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the letter be placed in the hands of the delegates appointed to represent this Council at the Municipal Conference to be dealt with by them at the conference meetings when the matter is brought forward for debate in the Legislative Assembly.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to open tenders.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the tender of Mr W. Cox be accepted at eight pence per yard for taking up and relaying the Guttering in Balmers Lane.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the tender of Mr Scwebel be accepted for Kerbing and Guttering in Camden Street at four shillings and 10 pence per yard, also the Kerbing and Guttering the Edgeware Road at five shillings and threepence per yard.” Carried

Moved by Councillor Cozens, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the tender of Mr C. Cox be accepted for constructing a wood culvert in Crescent Street for the sum of £14.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the Council resume and the Chairman report the resolutions of the Committee.”

Council having resumed, the Chairman reported the resolutions when it was moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the resolutions as read and reported by the Chairman be adopted.” Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed [Robert] Dunlop. Chairman.

 


Council Chambers November 19th 1866.

 

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

Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that Councillor Dunlop take the Chair.” Carried.

The minutes of the previous meeting read and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Knight and Bedford.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr Brownrigg respecting his report referring to the Camperdown Cemetery. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the letter be received and referred to the Finance Committee for their consideration and report.” Carried.

2. A letter was read from the manager of the A. J. Stock Bank referring to a dishonoured cheque for £3/12/0 paid to the Clerk for rates. Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the letter be received.” Carried.

3. From the Sydney Town Clerk stating the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Sydney and Aldermen Oatley and Sutherland would attended at the Newtown Council Chambers on Wednesday the 14th instant, for the purpose of inspecting with the Newtown Council the several sites as suggested for an omnibus stand. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight and carried, “that the letter be received.”

Councillor Conley stated that the Mayor of Sydney with Aldermen Sutherland and Bown [?] met the Newtown Council on 14th instant having examined the proposed bus stand in Crescent Street, it was approved of, and considered the most suitable place for the said stand.

4. From Mr Gibbons drawing attention of the Council to the bad state of Australia Lane at the rear of his property, also requesting to know the reason why the Kerbing and Guttering on the west side of Eliza Street is not continued to the Newtown Road. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their consideration and report.” Carried.

5. From Mr Dransfield protesting against the present alignment of Lord Street and its junction with the Cooks River Road. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the letter be received.” Carried.

6. From Mr R. Dransfield referring to a public well existing on the Bello Retiro Estate, also requesting that the Council will endeavour to cause the said water reserve to be opened for the benefit of the public.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works.” Carried.

Reports:

1. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the report of the Finance Committee received 5th. November recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £141/5/0 be adopted.” Carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the report of the Finance Committee recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £143/7/8 be received.” Carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the report of the Committee of Works received November 5th be adopted.” Carried.

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

Miscellaneous:

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the Chairman instruct the Clerk to write to the Hon the Minister for Works to appoint an early day to meet a deputation from this Council to request that the railway fence in Crescent Street may be altered as shown on the government plan by the gentleman who is at present aligning the streets, and that the Chairman and as many of the Councillors who are able to attend be appointed to form the said deputation.” Carried.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. By Councillor Goodsell, “that the resolution passed by this Council 30th October 1865 for metal to be delivered unbroken be rescinded.” Seconded by Councillor Knight. Put and carried.

2. By Councillor Knight, “that the sum of £150 be voted to purchase white metal the same to be paid for three months after date of contractor signing the agreement.” Seconded by Councillor Hill. Put and carried.

3. Motion by Councillor Munro, was moved by Councillor Conley, “that an estimate be made of the probable cost of Kerbing and Guttering the north-west side of Wellington Street from Bishopsgate Street to the south side of Dr Hobb’s property.” Seconded by Councillor Knight. Put and carried.

4. By Councillor Bedford, “the sum of £10 be voted to purchase metal to be laid down in the Missenden Road.” Seconded by Councillor Hill. Put and carried.

5. By Councillor Dunlop, “that tenders be called for Kerbing and Guttering portions of the following streets situated in the O’Connell Ward, viz., Wilson 140 yards, Elisabeth 52 yards, Prospect 31 yards and O’Connell 33 yards at a cost not to exceed £65.” Seconded by Councillor Bedford. Put and carried.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of considering tenders.” Carried.

Tenders:

The Council accordingly when into Committee, when it was moved by Councillor Cozens, “that the tender of Mr Schewbel be accepted for Kerbing and Guttering portions of the Stanmore and Enmore roads at five shillings and threepence per lineal yard, also for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Cambridge Street at four shillings and 10 pence per lineal yard.” Seconded by Councillor Hill. Put and carried.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the tender of Mr Selby be accepted at eight shillings per perch for building a rubble retaining wall in Wilson Street.” Carried.

As no eligible tender was sent in for Kerbing a portion of the Cooks River Road, it was moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that fresh tenders be called for the said Kerbing.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Cozens, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the Council resume and the Chairman report the resolutions of Committee.” Carried.

Council having resumed, the Chairman reported the resolutions of Committee, when it was moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the resolutions as read and reported by the Chairman be adopted.” Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 


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