Council Chambers December 3rd 1866.

 

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

Minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Bedford.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr J. Holly complaining of a nuisance in Aylesbury Street caused by an omnibus being frequently washed opposite his property. Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the letter be received and the matter be referred to the Inspector of Nuisances.” Carried.

2. From Mr N. Melville drawing the attention of the Council to the present drainage of the Camperdown Cemetery. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the letter be received and the Council give the matter their immediate attention.” Carried.

Petition:

Councillor Dunlop presented a petition from Mr S. Clappison pointing out the unsuitableness of Crescent Street for an omnibus stand. Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that the petition be received and considered at a later period of the evening.” Carried.

Reports:

1. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the report of the Finance Committee received November 19th recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £143/7/8 be adopted.” Carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Munro that the report of the Finance Committee recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £130/6/7 be received.” Carried

3. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the report of the Committee of Works received November 19th 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 business:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the Clerk be instructed to communicate with T. C. Breillatt Esq. respecting the opening of Trafalgar Terrace.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider Mr. Clappison’s petition.

Councillor Bedford moved as an amendment, “that the matter stand over to next meeting.” Seconded by Councillor Knight. Put and carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to examine tenders for Kerbing and Guttering to be laid down in the O’Connell Ward, also for supplying 400 tons of white metal. The Council accordingly went into Committee when it was moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the tender of Mr Selby be accepted for the Kerbing and Guttering in the O’Connell Ward at four shillings and ten pence per yard.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the tender of Mr West to supply 400 tons of white metal at six shillings and nine pence per ton broken to a three inch gauge or five shillings and sixpence per ton in the lump be accepted.” 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 Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the resolutions reported and read by the Chairman be adopted.” Carried unanimously.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman

 


Council Chambers 17th. December 1866.

 

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

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr H. Wann requesting the Council to alter the Kerb opposite his shop for the convenience of a gateway. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the request be complied with provided the applicant be at the expense of the proposed alteration of the said Kerb.” Carried.

2. From the Registrar General requesting a return of the receipts and disbursements of the Municipality for the year 1866. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the letter be received and referred to the Finance Committee.” Carried.

3. A letter from the Commissioner for Railways was read, and laid on the table.

Reports:

1. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report of the Finance Committee received December 3rd recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £130/6/7 be adopted.” Carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the report of the Finance Committee recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £119/4/0 be received.” Carried.

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

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

Miscellaneous:

Questions.

Councillor Munro asked the Chairman if an estimate had been 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.

The Chairman said the probable cost would be about £70. Councillor Munro asked the Chairman if any further steps had been taken with respect to the formation of Bishopsgate Street. The Chairman of Works said the deputation appointed to meet the Municipal Council of Cook, had met on two occasions at the time and place agreed to by both parties, on both occasions the Cook Councillors did not attend at the appointed time, Councillor Munro requested that the Municipal Council of Cook be again communicated with respecting the formation of the said Street.

Councillor Conley asked the Chairman if permission had been asked of Mr Joy to allow metal to be broken on his property in Station Street. The Chairman said permission had been asked of Mr joy to allow the Council to break metal on his property. Mr Joy stated he would have no objection provided the Council agreed to fill up the water hole on the said property otherwise he could not allow it.

Councillor Dunlop asked the Chairman if application had been made to the Newtown Road Trust for 25% towards the cost of Kerbing and Guttering the said Road from Erskineville Lane to the corner of Wilson Street. The Chairman said application had not been made. Councillor Dunlop requested that the Clerk be instructed to make the necessary application.

Councillor Goodsell requested that the Clerk be instructed to apply to the Municipal Council of Marrickville for moiety of expense towards the construction of a culvert across a portion of the Edgeware Road.

Notice of motion was handed in by Councillor Munro.

Order of the day:

Councillor Dunlop moved, Councillor Goodsell seconded, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider Mr Clappison’s petition.” Motion put and lost.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 



Council Chambers 19th. December 1866.

 

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

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

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the report of the Finance Committee received December 19th recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £119/4/2 be adopted.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report of the Committee of Works received December 17th. be adopted.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the necessary metal required for Crescent Street be used from the present contract.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that Mr. Norrie’s account for analysing water in the evidence before the Legislative Council respecting the Camperdown Cemetery stand over until next meeting.”

Councillor Munro moved as an amendment, “that the sum of £8/8/0 be at once paid to Mr Norrie for his professional services.” Seconded by Councillor Knight. Put and carried.

Motion pursuant to notice.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the resolution passed 16th July 1866 stating that all rates collected, together with the Government Endowment, be proportionately expended in each Ward less general expenses be rescinded. Carried.

Notice of motion was handed in by Councillor Munro.

Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 


Council Chambers 31st December 1866.

 

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

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

Correspondence:

Letter from the Commissioner for Railways stating that if the removal of the railway fence in Crescent Street is required for temporary purposes only there would be no objection to it being done provided the Council agreed to give up the land to the Commissioner for Railways anytime that it may be required.

The Chairman stated that he had instructed the Clerk to inform the Commissioner that the land in question is required for temporary purposes only, also to request that the fence may be immediately removed.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the letter be received.” Carried.

The Chairman informed the Council that he had received an anonymous letter, he objected to read the same to the Council.

Reports:

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the report of the Finance Committee received 17th. December recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £29/1/3 be adopted.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the report of the Committee of Works received 17th. Dec be adopted.” Carried.

Miscellaneous:

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to the City Council to request, that the omnibus stand situated between Tupper and Fotheringham Streets be abolished.” Carried.

A list of arrears of rates having been laid on the table, on the motion of Councillors Conley and Knight it was unanimously agreed that the Clerk be instructed to take legal proceedings for recovery of the said rates.

Motion pursuant to notice.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the motion standing in the name of Councillor Munro stand over to next meeting.” Carried.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

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