Council Chambers May 3rd 1866.

 

Quarterly meeting took place at 12:30 PM.

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

The Chairman not being present it was moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that Councillor Dunlop take the chair”. Carried.

The minutes having been read Councillor Munro moved, Councillor Hill seconded “that they be confirmed with the exception of the motion referring to the bonds of the late Clerk, his objections were that it was out of order in consequence of notice not having been given at the previous meeting.

The Chairman, (Mr W. Curtis) having entered the Chambers Councillor Dunlop vacated the chair and reported progress.

Council having resumed, the Chairman stated that he had requested the solicitor to obtain the bond from Messrs Gurney and Robbards [Roberts ?] and to advise the Council as to future proceedings. He also ruled that the motion was in order as it did not involve the expenditure of money.

Councillor Dunlop moved as an amendment, Councillor Conley seconded, “that the minutes as read be confirmed. For the amendment Councillors Dunlop Conley, Goodsell, Knight and Bedford. For the motion Councillors Munro, Hill, and Cozens. Amendment carried.

The Chairman stated when Mr Hill was elected Councillor, at the first meeting he tendered his resignation as bondsman, the Clerk was instructed to nominate another gentleman in his place at the next meeting, he nominated Mr Elliott, who was approved of by the Council. Councillors Munro, Conley, Bedford, Dunlop, and Knight confirmed the Chairman’s statement.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the solicitor to the Council, respecting the purchasing of the School of Arts, and the bills due from the Roman Catholic Church. On the motion of Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Conley, letter received. Councillor Dunlop stated that Mr Allen would deal with the Council privately for purchasing the School of Arts. Councillor Knight confirmed his statement, it was resolved that the Chairman instructed the Clerk to write to Mr Allen for further information respecting the sale of the School of Arts, Newtown.

2. From Mr Waugh stating that he will proceed with the Kerbing and Guttering in Kingston Ward next week. On the motion of Councillors Knight and Cozens letter was received.

3. From Mr Garrett respecting the Wivenhoe Estate Fund. On the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Bedford, letter was received.

4. From the Reverend S. C. Kent and others requesting the Council to Kerb and Gutter a portion of the Newtown Road. On the motion of Councillors Munro and Hill, letter was referred to Committee of Works.

Reports:

1. The Chairman read the usual quarterly report which was adopted.

2. The Treasurer read the quarterly balance sheet which was adopted.

3. On the motion of Councillors Knight and Conley, Finance report recommending the payment of various accounts amounting to £82.3.8 was adopted.

4. On the motion of Councillors Conley and Bedford the Committee of Works report was adopted.

It was resolved that the Council meet on Wednesday evening the ninth instant at 7 PM for the purpose of hearing appeals against the new assessment.

Moved by Councillor Cozens, seconded by Councillor Conley “that tenders be called for 1200 tons of white metal to be delivered in the Municipality where ordered by the Council. Tenders to be received until Monday 21st instant”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Cozens, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Marrickville Council requesting them to contribute a moiety towards the erection of a culvert across the Edgeware Road, also to assist in the formation of said Road”. Carried.

Tenders were opened for the breaking and spreading the metal deposited in James and Sarah Streets. Mr William Palmer’s being the lowest, Viz., One shilling two pence per ton. On the motion of Councillors Conley and Cozens his tender was accepted.

Notice of motion was handed in by Councillor Dunlop.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 


 

Council meeting May 7th 1866

 

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

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

Correspondence:

A letter was received from Mr J. A. Losee requesting the Council to prepare the footpath in front of O’Connell Terrace. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that it be referred to Committee of Works”. Carried.

A letter received from Mr Symons, the Chairman thought it unfit to be read.

Petition:

Praying for removal of the bus stand to the Enmore Road. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that a deputation be appointed to consult with the bus proprietors respecting its removal, also to wait on the Mayor of Sydney requesting his sanction of the site proposed by them”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that Councillors Munro, Knight, Goodsell, Conley and the mover be appointed to form the above deputation”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that Councillor Dunlop’s motion stand over to next meeting”. Carried.

Councillor Munro requested that pigeonholes should be fixed on the shelves for convenience of the Clerk, also to have a new lock fixed on the door as the present one was out of order.

Three notices of motion handed in by Councillor Munro.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 


 

Council meeting May 9th 1866.

 

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

The Council having amicably arranged the majority of appeals at 9:30, the minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed, on the motion of Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford.

A letter was read from Mr H. Blake requesting the Council to repair the footpath in front of the Daniel Lambert Hotel. Referred to the Committee of Works for their report on the motion of Councillors Bedford and Cozens.

Councillor Knight as Chairman of the deputation appointed to consult with the bus proprietors informed the Council that the deputation approved of the site proposed for the new stand. Subsequently they waited on the Mayor of Sydney requesting the sanction of the City Council for proposed new site. The Mayor informed the deputation that it should be brought before the City Council at their next meeting.

Councillor Dunlop’s motion respecting the purchase of the School of Arts was considered, when, after a long discussion, it was finally resolved on the motion of Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Munro;

1. That the Chairman be empowered to offer the sum of £1000 for the School of Arts, Newtown, viz. £200 cash, and £800 to be secured by the mortgagee on the building at the rate of 7% per annum.

2. That this offer may be considered final, as the Council do not intend to bid should it be put up for sale by public auction.

Notices of motion handed in by Councillor Goodsell.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 


 

Council meeting May 21st 1866.

 

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

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

Correspondence:

1. From Mr J. Judd, requesting the Council to inspect the premises adjoining his house in Camden Street, Enmore, in consequence of the proprietor having stopped his drain, thereby causing an overflow of refuse water on Mr Judd’s property. On the motion of Councillors Munro and Goodsell, letter was received and referred to the Committee of Works for their report.

2. From G. W. Allen Esq. respecting the sale of the School of Arts, Newtown. On the motion of Councillors Dunlop and Bedford letter was received.

3. From Mr J. Jones requesting the Council to inspect the old foundry adjoining his premises in Hordern Street in consequence of the danger himself and family are placed in by the old shingles continually falling off into his yard. On the motions of Councillors Bedford and Dunlop the Clerk was instructed to reply and inform Mr Jones the Council had no power to interfere in the matter.

4. From H. Byron requesting the Council to vote the sum of £3 towards the expenses of the delegates of the Municipal Conference now being held in Sydney. On the motion of Councillors Munro and Cozens letter was received and referred to the Finance Committee.

5. & 6. From the solicitor to the Council, respecting the bond of the late Clerk. Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the Chairman be empowered to instruct the solicitor to commence proceedings for the recovery of the amount for which the bondsmen are liable”.

7. From Mrs Black requesting the Council to inspect the premises adjoining her dwelling in consequence of the refuse water flowing into her well. On the motion of Councillors Knight and Munro letter was received and referred to the Committee of Works.

Report:

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

Miscellaneous:

Councillor Munro requested that the sum of 10 pounds which was voted for cleaning the back lanes in this Municipality should be expended at once for that purpose.

Councillor Dunlop requested that the Clerk should be instructed to write to the Surveyor General requesting him to give the necessary instructions for aligning the streets of this Municipality.

Councillor Knight requested that the Clerk should be instructed to write to the Mayor of Sydney in reference to the removal of the bus stand from its present site to the Enmore Road.

The following motions of which notice had been previously given were put and agreed to.

1. By Councillor Munro, that the Committee of Works be empowered to employ one or two men when deemed necessary for the performance of any work ordered by the Council. Seconded by Councillor Cozens

2. By Councillor Munro, that a sum not exceeding £6 per week be voted for the payment of wages for the overseer and labourers. Seconded by Councillor Hill.

3. By Councillor Munro, that a further sum of £100 be voted towards the completion of the Kerbing and Guttering in Denison, Regent and Wellington Streets north side of Kingston Ward; that tenders be invited for the performance of the said work in accordance with the specification and conditions under which the present Kerbing and Guttering was contracted for. Seconded by Councillor Knight.

4. By Councillor Goodsell, that tenders be called for forming Maria and Wells Streets, Enmore Ward, at a sum not to exceed £25. Seconded by Councillor Hill.

5. By Councillor Goodsell, that tenders be called for cutting and forming Liberty Street, Enmore Ward, at a sum not to exceed £36. Seconded by Councillor Cozens.

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

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of considering tenders for supplying 1200 tons of white metal, and removing the surplus excavation in Lord Street. The Council accordingly when into Committee

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the tender of Mr Dunn be accepted at threepence per load for purchasing the surplus excavation in Lord Street.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the tender of Mr W. Rogers be accepted for supplying 1200 tons of white metal at six shillings and sixpence per ton unbroken”. Carried.

The Council having resumed, the Chairman reported the resolutions of Committee, when Councillor Munro moved, and Councillor Bedford seconded, that the resolutions reported and read by the Chairman be confirmed. Carried.

Councillor Dunlop moved, and Councillor Conley seconded, the suspension of the standing orders, in consequence of some person or persons attempting to open the Council Chambers window and otherwise annoying the Councillors. It was resolved that a reward of £1 be given for information and £2 on conviction of the said person or persons referred to.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 


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