The 16th quarterly meeting.

Council Chambers 4th. February 1867.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting were read when Councillor Knight moved their adoption pro forma.

Councillor Munro moved as an amendment, “that the minutes of the previous meeting be confirmed with the exception of the following resolution, viz., “that the Municipal Roll be prepared as usual by the Clerk to enable all persons to vote at the next election, who are ratepayers within the meaning of section 11, and in the event of any legal proceedings being taken against the Chairman as Returning Officer the Council indemnify him for the same”. Seconded by Councillor Hill. Put and carried.

Reports:

1. Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Conley, “that the report of the Finance Committee received January 28th. recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £120/2/2 be adopted”. Carried.

The Chairman having read his Quarterly or 4th Annual Report, Councillor Munro in moving its adoption, remarked that owing to certain statements having been publicly made as to the expenditure of the revenue during the past year, he thought it advisable that the principal items for improvements should be inserted in the published report”. Seconded by Councillor Bedford. Put and carried.

Moved by Councillor Knight, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the Treasurer’s Quarterly Report be adopted”. Carried.

Notice of motion was handed in by Councillor Munro. A discussion took place respecting certain statements made at a public meeting when the Chairman ruled that the discussion was irregular.

The Council then adjourned.

Signed James Conley, Chairman.


 

Council Chambers 18th February 1867.

Present, Councillors Munro, Bedford, Curtis, Conley, Goodsell, Cozens and the Councillors elect Messrs. Bailey, Gibbons and Galvin.

Councillor Curtis, the Returning Officer at the late election read the official declaration of the Poll and declared Mr. William Bailey duly elected Councillor for the Enmore Ward, Mr. Martin Gibbons for the Kingston Ward and Mr. Thomas Galvin for the O’Connell Ward. Messrs A. W. Fallick and Edward Bayliss were declared duly elected auditors for the ensuing Municipal year. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that the Council Clerk take the Chair pro forma. Put and carried

The acting Chairman read the official declaration of the newly elected Councillors, also the 31st section of the Municipalities Act of 1858 referring to Councillors to choose their Chairman, when it was moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bailey, “that the Chairman be elected by a ballot and with closed doors”. Put and carried.

Mr. Councillor Bedford proposed and Mr. Councillor Munro seconded, Mr. James Conley as Chairman for the ensuing year. Mr. Councillor Goodsell proposed, Mr. Councillor Gibbons seconded, Mr. William Bailey as Chairman for the ensuing year. After a scrutiny of votes the acting Chairman declared Councillor Conley was duly elected Chairman of the Municipality for the ensuing year.

Councillor Conley accordingly took his seat in the Chair and returned thanks for the honour conferred upon him by this Council.

Councillor Munro moved, that a vote of thanks be accorded to the late Chairman (Mr. William Curtis) for the efficient and impartial manner in which he conducted the business of this Council during the past year”. Seconded by Councillor Goodsell and unanimously agreed to.

Councillor Curtis having replied, the Council then separated.

Signed James Conley, Chairman.


 

Council Chambers 21st February 1867.

Present Councillors Conley (Chairman), Curtis, Munro, Bailey, Gibbons, Galvin, Cozens, Bedford and Goodsell.

Declaration of Office of the Chairman, duly attested, having been read, the minutes of a meeting held 4th February and read, and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Galvin.

The minutes of the previous meeting were also read and confirmed, on the motion of Councillors Munro and Bailey.

Correspondence:

Letter read from the Clerk of the Cook Municipality respecting the formation of Bishopsgate Street, stating that the matter would be taken into consideration as early as possible after the elections are decided. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by 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.

Treasurer:

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that Councillor Curtis be appointed Treasurer for the ensuing year”. Put and carried.

Committees:

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.

Miscellaneous:

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.


 

Special meeting of the Council, Council Chambers 28th. February 1867.

Present the Chairman (Mr. James Conley) and Councillors Munro, Curtis, Bailey, Goodsell, Gibbons, Galvin, Cozens and Bedford.

The minutes of previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Galvin and Curtis.

The declaration of office of Mr. Alfred W. Fallick having been read, it was moved by Councillor Munro, “that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to estimate the probable amount which will be required for the now current Municipal year 1867-68 in addition to any Tolls, Rates or Dues, which may have been levied or authorised to be levied, within this Municipality, to carry on the fencing, making or repairing of any Roads, Bridges, Punts, Wharves, Piers or other Public Works within this Municipality, and any other expenses necessary in carrying into effect the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1858”. Seconded by Councillor Curtis, put and carried.

The Council accordingly went into Committee, when on the motion of Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, a report of the estimated expenditure was agreed to. On the motion of Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, the Council resumed when the Chairman brought up the following report.

Report of the Committee of the Whole Council appointed to estimate the probable amount, that will be required for the current year, exclusive of any special Tolls, Rates, or Dues for purposes other than the permanent improvements of the Municipality and any other expenses necessary in carrying into effect the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1858, by an assessment of all Lands, Houses, Warehouses, Counting Houses, Shops and other Buildings within the limits of the Municipality according to their fair annual average value whether occupied or not in conformity with the 79th section of the said Act.

The Committee report as follows.

Estimated expenditure:

General expenditure £ s d £ s d

By salaries................................. 180/0/0
By printing, advertisements and papers....... 40/0/0
By rent of Council Chambers gas etc.......... 60/0/0
By election expenses......................... 20/0/0
By incidentals............................... 60/0/0
By interest on cash credit................... 80/0/0

Total.................................................... 440/0/0

By improvements

By Enmore Ward.............................. 686/13/4
By Kingston Ward............................ 686/13/4
By O'Connell Ward........................... 686/13/4
__________
Sub Total.................................. 2060/0/0
________
Total.................................................... 2500/0/0

The estimated receipts:

Enmore Ward

To assessment............................... 400/0/0
To government endowment..................... 400/0/0
__________
Total....................................... 800/0/0

Kingston Ward

To assessment............................... 410/0/0
To government endowment..................... 410/0/0
__________
Total....................................... 820/0/0

O'Connell Ward

To assessment............................... 440/0/0
To government endowment..................... 440/0/0
__________
Total....................................... 880/0/0
__________
Total................................................... 2500/0/0

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, “that the estimate now made by this Municipal Council of the probable amount (that is to say £2500) which will be required for the now current Municipal Year be, and the same is, hereby adopted by this Municipal Council as the estimated expenditure for the Municipal Year 1867-68. Carried unanimously

The Finance Committee brought up a report stating that since February 4th. sundry accounts amounting to £77/6/2 had been paid under votes of appropriation and recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £68/8/7. Report received on the motion of Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bailey.

Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that the report of the Committee of Works as read be received”. Carried.

Notices of motion handed in by Councillors Curtis and Bailey.

The Council then separated.

Signed James Conley.

Month: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12