Council Chamber 11th December 1867.
Present the Chairman (Mr J. Conley) and Councillors Goodsell, Curtis, Bailey, Gibbons, Galvin and Bedford.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Bailey and Curtis.
A letter was read from the Registrar General’s Department stating that application has been made by Messrs Richardson & Wrench to bring under the provisions of the Real Property Act a piece of land fronting to the Newtown Road adjoining the land recently purchased by this Council.
The finance committee brought up a report of accounts amounting to £121/16/10. Report received on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Goodsell.
Councillor Bailey asked the Chairman if any information had been received from property owners adjoining Union Street. The Chairman in reply said that no information has been received from the said property holders.
Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Galvin, “that the Heads of all the schools at Newtown be communicated with respecting a public demonstration on the occasion of the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Sydney.” Carried unanimously.
Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that a letter be written to the Royal Reception Committee stating that this Council is desirous of joining in the procession on the landing of H. R. H. the Duke of Edinburgh.” Carried.
Councillor Bailey’s motion was with consent of the Council postponed until next meeting.
Notice of motion was handed in by Councillor Galvin.
The Council then rose.
Signed James Conley, Chairman
Council Chambers 30th December 1867.
Present the Chairman (Mr J. Conley) and Councillors Curtis, Bailey, Goodsell, Gibbons, Galvin, Cozens and Bedford.
The minutes of the previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Galvin and Goodsell.
1. Letter from the secretary to Sydney Water Commission, acknowledging receipt of letter from this Council respecting the supply of Newtown with water.
2. From the secretary to the Royal Reception Commission, in reply to a letter from this Council notifying that they are desirous of joining in the procession to be formed on the landing of H. R. H. the Duke of Edinburgh, stating that the position of public bodies in the procession has not yet been considered by the commission but that as soon as the arrangements are made, he will again communicate on the subject.
3. From the Registrar General requesting to be furnished by the 15th January next, with a return of the receipts and disbursements of the Municipality for the year 1867, in the form enclosed.
4. From the Colonial Secretary’s office requesting to be furnished with the undermentioned information relating to the Municipality, viz., the area, in acres, as nearly as can be ascertained of enclosed and cultivated land respectively; the population, male and female; and the number of ratepayers, male and female. The Chairman said he had instructed the clerk to prepare and forward the information required.
A petition was read from a number of ratepayers residing in the Enmore Ward, praying this Council to use their influence in having opened (as originally intended) for the public use, a water reserve in Martins paddock, Wells Street. Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the petition be received, and taken into consideration at a later period of the evening.” Carried.
1. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the report of the finance committee received on the 11th instant be adopted.” Carried.
2. The finance committee brought up a report of accounts amounting to £92/17/0. Report received on motion of Councillors Curtis and Cozens.
The consideration of the petition respecting a water reserve in Martins paddock, Wells Street; after a long discussion it was ultimately agreed on the motion of Councillors Goodsell and Bailey, “that a committee of the whole Council inspect and obtain information respecting the said water reserve, and report on the matter at the next meeting of Council.”
Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that the clerk be again instructed to write to the Newtown and Cooks River Road trustees respecting the proposed entertainment to all the schoolchildren at Newtown.” Carried.
Motion pursuant to notice.
Moved by Councillor Galvby Councillor Cozens, “that the letter be received”. Carried.
The Chairman stated that the Government endowment for the half-year ending 31st December 1866, amounting to £491/19/6 was paid into the A. J. S. Bank on 13th instant.
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that Councillor Curtis be appointed Treasurer for the ensuing year”. Put and carried.
Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that Councillor Bailey be appointed to sign cheques in absence of either the Chairman or Treasurer”. Carried.
Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the Finance Committee for the ensuing year consist of the Chairman, the Treasurer with Councillors Bailey, Munro and Goodsell”. Put and carried.
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, “that the Committee of Works for the ensuing year consist of Councillors Goodsell, Cozens, Galvin, Gibbons and Bedford”. Put and carried
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Galvin, “that the Assessment Committee for the ensuing year consist of the whole Council”. Put and carried.
Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that the By-laws Committee for the ensuing year consist of the whole Council”. Carried.
Councillor Curtis requested that the contract for the Kerbing and Guttering in Wilson Street be proceeded with as early as possible. Councillor Gibbons requested the production of Mr. Selby’s agreement for Kerbing and Guttering in the O’Connell Ward, also Mr. West’s agreement for supplying white metal, the agreements accordingly produced.
Councillor Bailey asked the Chairman what steps had been taken by this Council to procure Street nameplates. The Chairman stated that the tender of Messrs Constable and Turner to supply enamelled Street nameplates had been accepted and that the said plates had been delivered at the Council Chambers this day.
Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that a vote of thanks be accorded to Messrs Fallick and Newman for their services as auditors during the past year”. Carried unanimously.
Notices of motion were handed in by Councillors Bailey and Curtis.
Signed James Conley, Chairman.
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