Council meeting September 10th 1866.

 

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

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr J. Webster requesting the Council to Kerb and Gutter a portion of Eliza Street as he intends to flag the same. On the motion of Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, letter was received and referred to the Committee of Works for their consideration and report.

2. Letter from Mr J. Webster respecting a lane at the rear of his property, O’Connell Ward. Moved by Councillor Hill, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their consideration and report.” Carried.

3. Letter from Mr J. Roberts requesting remuneration for a quantity of earth deposited by him in several streets of the Municipality. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their consideration and report.” Carried.

4. A letter from Mr A. W. Fallick respecting the state of Albert and Baltic Streets. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their consideration and report.” Carried.

Reports:

1. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the report of the Finance Committee received August 29th recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £134/6/6 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 £130/4/9 be received.” Carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the report of the Committee of Works received August 29th be adopted.” Carried.

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

Miscellaneous business:

The Chairman informed the Council that he had paid Mr R. P. Richardson the first instalment towards purchasing a piece of ground to erect Council Chambers on it, when, after a short discussion it was moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the residue be paid by giving bills payable at 6, 12 and 18 months with eight percent interest added, to commence from date of the first instalment.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that in accordance with 26th By-law written authority be given to the Sergeant of Police to assist in suppressing nuisances in the Municipality.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that a deputation be appointed to wait on the Hon the Colonial Treasurer to know the reason the Government endowment for the last half-year has not been paid into the A. J. S. Bank Ltd “. The Chairman and the Treasurer and the mover were appointed to form the above deputation.

Moved by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the same deputation with Councillor Bedford wait on the Mayor of Sydney respecting the removal of the bus stand from its present position.” Carried.

It was unanimously agreed that the Chairman instruct the Clerk to immediately take out District Court summonses against those rate payers who have not paid any portion of their rates for the current year.

Motion of which notice had been previously given.

Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Dunlop, “that tenders be called for supplying and fixing over the drainpipes, stone caps, where deemed necessary by the Committee of Works.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider tenders for the construction of a brick culvert halfway across the Edgeware Road. The Council accordingly when into Committee when it was moved by Councillor Cozens, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the tender of Mr G. Orchard be accepted for construction of the said culvert for the sum of £20/0/0.” Carried.

Council having resumed the Chairman reported the resolution of Committee when it was moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the resolution reported and read by the Chairman be adopted.” Carried.

Notices of motion handed in by Councillor Munro.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman

 


 

Council Chambers September 24th 1866.

 

A special meeting of the Council was held at 6:30 PM.

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

The Chairman stated that he had convened the present meeting at the request of three Councillors for the purpose of adopting a petition to be forwarded to the Hon. the Legislative Council in favour of the passing of the Camperdown and Randwick Cemetery Bill. The Chairman having read the petition, after a short discussion it was moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the petition be adopted and forwarded to the Legislative Council.” Carried unanimously.

At 7:30 PM the usual fortnightly meeting was held. The minutes of previous meeting read and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Goodsell and Knight.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Clerk of the Cook Municipality stating that the Council are willing to form a portion of Bishopsgate Street. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Knight, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works.”

2. From Mr E. Raper respecting a watercourse at the foot of O’Connell Street. 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.” Carried.

3. From Messrs Josephson and Breillat requesting vouchers for £100/0/0 handed over by them to the Council during the year 1863 to be expended on the Enmore Road. The Chairman informed the Council that he had instructed the Clerk to comply with the request contained in the letter.

Reports:

1. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report of the Finance Committee received September 10th recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £130/4/9 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 £248/17/11 be received.” Carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Conley, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report of the Committee of Works received September 10th 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:

The Chairman stated that the deputation appointed to wait on the Hon the Colonial Treasurer had called at the Treasury and had an interview with the Under-Secretary for Finance, who informed them the Government endowment would be paid into the A. J. S. Bank on the 14th instant. The endowment to the amount of £879/16/7 had been paid in on the above named day. The same deputation also called at the Town Hall to see the Mayor respecting the removal of the bus stand from its present position. The Mayor being absent no further steps had been taken.

Motions pursuant to notice.

By Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens and carried, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider the advisability of appointing the Clerk to the office of Surveyor and Overseer of Works.” The Council accordingly when into Committee when it was moved after a short discussion by Councillor Dunlop, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that the Clerk be appointed to the offices of Surveyor, and Overseer of Works, Collector of Rates and Assessor at an additional salary of £50 per annum.”

Councillor Goodsell moved as an amendment, Councillor Knight seconded, “that the Clerk be appointed to the above offices at an additional salary of £30 per annum.” Councillors Goodsell and Knight voted for the amendment. Councillors Dunlop, Munro, Conley, Bedford, Hill and Cozens voted for the motion. Motion carried.

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

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider tenders for supplying and fixing over the drainpipes, stone caps. The Council accordingly went into Committee, when it was moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the tender of Mr Selby be accepted at nine shillings, eight shillings and seven shillings and sixpence each according to the several sizes.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the Council resume and the Chairman report the resolution of Committee.” Carried. Council having resumed the Chairman reported the resolution of Committee, when it was moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Hill, “that the resolution reported and read by the Chairman be adopted.” Carried.

Notices of motion handed in by Councillors Goodsell and Knight.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis, Chairman.

 


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