Council meeting June 4th 1866.

 

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

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr. N. H. Mitchell requesting the Council to repair the footpath in front of his residence in the Newtown Road. Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

2. From the Clerk of the Marrickville Council stating that the Council are willing to contribute one-third of the expense towards the erection of a culvert across the Edgeware Road, provided that the plans and specifications be subject to their approval. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the letter be received”. Carried.

3. From Mr G. Langhorne, respecting the decision of the cases at the late appeal court, also in reference to future assessments. Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that the letter be received”. Carried.

Reports:

1. From the Committee of Works.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the report received May 21st be adopted”. Carried.

2. From Finance Committee.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report received May 21st recommending the payment of various accounts amounting to £80.6.8 be adopted”. Carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that the report of the Finance Committee recommending the payment of various accounts amounting to £54.3.0 be received.” Carried.

Councillor Munro rose to contradict a false report that had been circulated with respect to the payment of Mr S. C. Brown for the prosecution of the late Clerk, he, (Mr Munro), having been asked in the morning the reason the Council had voted another £15 for that purpose, he stated the only money that had been paid to Mr Brown was £5.5.0 for attendance at the police court, when the late Clerk was committed for forgery. He hoped for the future anyone reporting the proceedings of this Council would adhere to the truth.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to Mr Donohoe requesting him to appoint a day to meet the Committee of Works in reference to the drainage of the Erskineville Road, as it is necessary to carry the surplus drainage through a portion of his property”. Carried

Councillor Munro requested that the Clerk should be instructed to write to the City Council respecting the application made some time since by this Council to supply Newtown with water, and solicit early attention to the subject.

Councillor Conley presented for inspection some samples of patented sign plates for the names of streets; he suggested that it would be desirable to have some fixed at the corners of the principal streets in this Municipality. A discussion took place when it was ultimately agreed that the matter be considered at next meeting.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that a notice be placed outside the Council Chambers inviting stone breakers to break the metal now being delivered at one shilling and threepence per ton”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to Mr Josephson and to Mrs Hamilton respecting the drainage of Camden Street as it is thought desirable to convey the said drainage through their property”. Carried.

Motions of which notice had been previously given.

1. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that a contribution of £3 be voted for the purpose of meeting expenses of the present conference of Municipal Delegates and that the same be transmitted to the Treasurer, the Reverend R. Mansfield”. Carried

2. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the sum of £60 be expended for Kerbing and Guttering in Denison, Regent and Station Streets north where most required”. Carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the sum of £50 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering the Newtown Road from the watchhouse to the south of Mr Jolly’s new buildings provided the Road Trust contribute a similar amount”. Carried.

4. Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, “that the sum of £125 be expended for Kerbing and Guttering in the O’Connell Ward, to be laid down in the following streets; Brick Street 137 yards; Egan Street for 40 yards; Hordern Street 108 yards; Egan Street south 54 yards; Longdown Street 40 yards; Missenden Road 37 yards; Newtown Road from Erskineville Street to Mr Baldick’s 100 yards”. Carried.

5. Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that Thomas Clarke, the overseer, be appointed Inspector of Nuisances to this Municipality”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of considering tenders for Kerbing and Guttering to the amount of £100 for the north side of Kingston Ward”. The Council accordingly went into Committee.

On the motion of Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Cozens, the tender of Mr Selby was accepted at five shillings and threepence per yard.

The Council having resumed the Chairman reported the resolutions of Committee, when Councillor Goodsell moved and Councillor Cozens seconded, “that the resolution reported and read by the Chairman be confirmed”. Carried.

Notices of motion handed in by Councillor Goodsell, Bedford, Conley and Dunlop.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 


 

Council meeting June 18th 1866

 

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

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr J. Roberts requesting the Council to allow him something per load for depositing the surplus excavation for the Roman Catholic Church where directed by the Council. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the request contained in the letter be not complied with”. Carried

2. From Mr H. Phillips stating that he has been greatly annoyed by cattle straying on his property. Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the Clerk be instructed to reply and inform Mr Phillips that the Council have no power to enter private property for the purpose of impounding stray animals”. Carried.

3. From Mr A. Ring offering to pay one half the expense if the Council Kerb and Gutter the lane adjoining his property on the Kingston. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the letter be referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

4. From Mr Rodgers complaining of a nuisance in Charles Street. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens that the letter be received”. Carried.

5. By Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Conley from Mr Budd requesting the Council to Kerb and Gutter in front of his property in Wellington Street. Referred to Committee of Works for their report. Carried.

6. From the solicitor to the Council requesting a memorandum of the late Clerk’s defalcations. The Chairman stated that he had complied with the request.

7. From the Sydney Town Clerk stating that the application made by this Council to supply Newtown with water had been postponed by the City Council for a period of three months. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the letter be received and inserted in the report for the Herald and Empire”. Carried.

Reports:

1. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that the report of the Finance Committee, received June 4th, recommending the payment of various accounts amounting to £54.3.0 be adopted”. Carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report of the Finance Committee recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £89.9.4 be received.” Carried.

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

Miscellaneous business:

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the Chairman, the Chairman of Works, the Treasurer and the Clerk wait on the Surveyor General requesting him to give the necessary instructions for aligning streets in this Municipality”. Carried.

Councillor Munro asked the Chairman if a sufficient number of stone breakers were employed to break the metal now being delivered. The Chairman replied that the metal was broken as fast as it was brought in. Councillor Munro asked the Chairman if the metal was the same quality as the sample sent in with the tender. The Chairman of Works stated that a small portion of inferior quality of metal had been sent in, the contractor was spoken to respecting it, since then the metal had been delivered according to sample.

Councillor Munro asked the Chairman if Mr Brown’s opinion had been obtained as to what position the Council would be placed in if the case now being proceeded with against the bondsmen of the late Clerk should be taken to a Court of equity by Mr Hill. The Chairman replied that he had not asked Mr Brown’s opinion on that point. He had acted according to resolution passed in Council. The solicitor informed him that Mr Hill was legally responsible for the amount named in the bond.

Moved by Councillor Munro seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the Clerk write to the Mayor of Sydney respecting the removal of the bus stand from its present site to the Crescent Street”. Carried.

The following motions of which due notice had been previously given were put and carried

1. By Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Cozens that tenders be called for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of the Newtown Road from the watchhouse to the south of Mr Jolly’s new buildings.

2. For Kerbing and Guttering the following streets situated in the O’Connell Ward, viz. in Brick Street 137 yards; Egan Street 94 yards; Hordern Street 108 yards; Longdown Street 40 yards; Missenden Road 37 yards; Newtown Road from Mr Baldick’s to Erskineville lane 100 yards.

3. By Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, that tenders be called for Kerbing and Guttering to the amount of £60 to be laid down where most required in the following streets, Regent, Denison, and Wellington.

4. By Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Knight, that the sum of £15 be voted to purchase suitable materials to repair the foot paths in the Municipality.

5. By Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Conley, that the Clerk prepare a list of the names of the streets in this Municipality, the list to be submitted to the Council at next meeting, and that steps be taken to send to England for enamelled plates with the name of streets to the amount voted by this Council September 18th 1865.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of considering tenders for the formation of Maria and Liberty Streets.

The Council accordingly went into Committee.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the tender of Mr Cox be accepted at 16 shillings per chain for forming Maria Street”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the tender of Mr Sharpe be accepted for forming Liberty Street and lane for the sum of £10”. Carried.

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

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

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 


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