Council Chambers 9th. October 1867.
Present, the Chairman (Mr. J. Conley) and Councillors Bailey, Curtis, Munro, Goodsell, Gibbons, Galvin and Bedford.
The minutes of the previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Goodsell.
A letter was read from the Secretary to the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust in reply to an application for the sum of 100 pounds towards the repair of Enmore Road, stating that the whole of the funds at the disposal of the Trustees for the remainder of the year will be required to meet engagements already entered into.
The Finance Committee brought up a report, stating that, since September 7th. accounts amounting to 238/10/0, have been paid under votes of appropriation, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to 41/9/7. Report received on the Motion of Councillors Curtis and Munro.
In answer to questions.
1. By Councillor Munro; The Treasurer said the present balance at the A. J. S. Bank is 247 pounds and the amount of Rates to collect for the present year about 300 pounds.
2. By Councillor Gibbons; The Chairman said that the amount spent on the White Horse Road is 10 pounds 2 shillings and 9 pence.
3. By Councillor Gibbons; That Mr. Selby’s contract for Kerbing & Guttering on the Kingston Ward is dated 14th. June 1867.
The following motion, pursuant to Notice, by Councillor Munro, was postponed until the next meeting of Council, viz.:, That a letter be sent to the Chairman of the Waterloo Municipality requesting that steps may be taken by that Council to suppress the obnoxious smells arising from boiling down establishments situated within their boundary.
The Council then rose.
Signed, James Conley, Chairman.
Council Chambers 23rd October 1867.
Present, the Chairman (Mr J. Conley) and Councillors Bailey, Cozens, Goodsell, Gibbons, Galvin, Bedford and Munro.
The minutes of previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Galvin and Bedford.
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the report of the finance committee received on the ninth instant, be adopted.” Carried.
Councillor Bailey drew the attention of Council to a nuisance caused by stagnant water at the corner of Station and Crescent streets, and requested that a letter be sent to Mr Joy asking him to cause the water hole complained of to be filled in level with the drain that crosses Crescent Street or grant permission to this Council to fill in the said water hole. Request sanctioned.
Councillor Munro asked the Chairman when tenders will be called for laying the Kerbing and Guttering in Denison and Regent Streets in accordance with a resolution passed in Council on the 26th June ultimo? The Chairman in reply said, that owing to the present state of the funds the work could not be proceeded with, but as soon as the necessary funds are obtained tenders will be called for performance of the said work.
The Chairman then read the present financial position of the Council.
Councillor Gibbons asked the Chairman the reason why the contractor for the Kerbing and Guttering in Albermarle Street, had been requested not to hurry with the said work? The Chairman in reply said, the statement he had already made respecting the funds of this Municipality was a sufficient reason for requesting contractors not to hurry with their contracts and that the time allowed for completing contract referred to will not expire for three weeks.
Motions pursuant to notice.
1. By Councillor Munro, “that a letter be sent to the Chairman of the Waterloo Municipality requesting that steps may be taken by the Council to suppress the obnoxious smells arising from boiling down establishments situated within their boundary.
Councillor Munro said, a report having been circulated that he had brought the above motion forward at the insistence of a Councillor of this Municipality he wished to state that the report was untrue. He then proceeded at some length to show his reasons for bringing the matter before the notice of this Council.
Councillor Goodsell said he was glad that Councillor Munro had brought the above matter before the notice of this Council, and he believed that during the last three weeks the nuisance complained of had been considerably abated. He would therefore request that the motion be withdrawn.
Councillor Munro then, with the consent of the Council, withdrew his motion.
Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Galvin, “that this Council go into a committee of the whole to examine tenders for Kerbing and Guttering to be laid down in the O’Connell Ward.” Carried.
The Council accordingly went into committee when it was moved by Councillor Galvin, and seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the tender of Mr Selby be accepted at four shillings and seven pence per lineal yard.” Carried.
On the motion of Councillors Bedford and Galvin the Council resumed and the Chairman reported the resolutions of committee, when it was moved by Councillor Bedford and seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the resolution reported and read by the Chairman be adopted.” Carried.
The Council then rose.
Signed James Conley, Chairman.
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