Council Chambers 4th March 1867.

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

The minutes of previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Bailey and Goodsell.

The declaration of office of Mr. Edward Bayliss (Auditor) was read.

Correspondence:

1. A letter from the Clerk of the Marrickville Council referring to previous letter respecting the metalling of a portion of the Stanmore Road. Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that the letter be received”. Carried.

2. From the Clerk of the Municipal Council of Cook stating that their Improvement Committee would be happy to meet the Newtown Committee of Works at five o’clock on the 1st. instant respecting the formation of Bishopsgate Street. Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Curtis, “that the letter be received”. Carried.

3. A letter from Mr. A. Weeks requesting the Council to Kerb and Gutter in front of his residence. Moved by Councillor Gibbons, seconded by Councillor Curtis, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their consideration and report”. Carried.

4. From the Under-Secretary for Lands requesting that the name of two streets be inserted on a tracing of a portion of the Newtown Municipality and forwarded to him. The Chairman stated that he had instructed the Clerk to comply with the request. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bailey, “that the letter be received”. Carried.

5. From Mr. S. Clappison, requesting permission to appear before this Council and explain the grievances of Omnibus Proprietors. Moved by Councillor Gibbons, seconded by Councillor Curtis, “that the letter be received and taken into consideration at the next meeting”. Carried.

Reports:

1. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bailey, “that the report of the Finance Committee received February 28th. be adopted”. Carried.

2. The Committee of Works report received February 28th. was read, when Councillor Curtis moved, “that the third resolution referring to the metalling of the Stanmore Road be altered by substituting the words,’as early as possible’, instead of three months”. Alteration was unanimously agreed to, when it was moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that the report as amended be adopted”. Carried.

Miscellaneous:

Councillor Curtis moved, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Marrickville Council and inform them that this Council will metal their portion of the Stanmore Road as early as possible, also to again request them to forward to the Treasurer of this Council a moiety of the cost for constructing a culvert across a portion of the Edgeware Road”. Seconded by Councillor Bedford. Carried.

Councillor Galvin requested that two street nameplates be fixed on this building as soon as possible. The Clerk was instructed to have the request complied with. A discussion took place respecting Mr. West’s contract for the supply of white metal when Councillor Bailey moved, “that the matter be referred to the Committee of Works”. Seconded by Councillor Curtis and carried.

Councillor Goodsell moved, and Councillor Bedford seconded, “that Mr. West be paid the sum of £100/0/0 Sterling on account of his contract for the supply of white metal”. Put and carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the motion standing in the name of Councillor Munro stand over to next meeting in consequence of his absence”. Put and carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Galvin, “that the amount estimated of the probable expenditure be raised by an assessment of all Lands, Houses, Warehouses, Couninghouses, Shops, and other Buildings within the limits of the Municipality, according to their fair average annual value, and that a rate of one shilling in the pound of such value be fixed for the current year”. Put and carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Galvin, “that the Clerk be appointed Assessor for the current year”. Put and carried.

4. Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that the Clerk be instructed to prepare the necessary specifications and to call for tenders for fixing the enamelled Street nameplates, also for supplying and fixing that the corners of the streets where there are no houses, suitable wooden posts, with the names of the streets painted thereon”. Put and carried.

5. Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that tenders be called for the cartage required to be performed in the Municipality for the current year”. Put and carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed James Conley, Chairman.

Council Chambers 21st March 1867.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting read, and confirmed, on the motion of Councillors Bailey and Goodsell.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr. W. D. Meares requesting the use of the Council Chamber to hold the court for the revision of the electoral list for Newtown, on the 23rd April next. The Chairman stated he had instructed the Clerk to reply, and state that the Council Chamber will be at the service of the said Court on the day named.

2. From Mr. C. Sampson requesting the Council to repair the footpath in Campbell Street opposite his residence. Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Curtis, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

3. From the Clerk of the Marrickville Council stating that they have unanimously agreed in accordance with the recommendation of this Council to metal their portion of the Stanmore Road 20 feet wide instead of 16 feet, a cheque was enclosed in the letter for the sum of £7/3/0 being a Moiety of the cost towards the construction of a culvert across a portion of the Edgeware Road. The Chairman stated he had instructed the Clerk to acknowledge receipt of the said letter.

4. From a number of ratepayers residing on the North Kingston requesting the Council to put Horbury Terrace in an efficient state of repair. Moved by Councillor Gibbons, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

Reports:

1. The Finance Committee brought up a report stating that since March 4th sundry accounts amounting to £153/4/2 had been paid under votes of appropriation and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £50/5/6. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report be received”. Carried.

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

Miscellaneous:

The assessment as prepared by the Assessor for the current year was laid on the table, when the Council having made some slight alterations it was agreed they could be received and its adoption be taken into consideration at the next meeting of Council.

Motion Pursuant to Notice.

Moved by Councillor Munro, “that the sum of £150/0/0 be voted for a further supply of white metal and that tenders be called for the same”. Seconded by Councillor Bailey. Put and carried.

Order of the day:

A letter from Mr. S. Clappison requesting to appear before the Council and explain grievances of certain omnibus proprietors. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to Mr. S. Clappison and inform him that any grievances he wished to bring before the notice of this Council must be forwarded in writing”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Curtis, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to examine tenders for fixing the street names, also the cartage required to be performed for the current year”. Carried.

The Council accordingly went into Committee when, it was moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that the tender of Mr. Thomas Goodin be accepted for fixing the enamelled Street nameplates at 10 pence each, also the supplying and fixing signposts with the names of the streets painted thereon in accordance with the specification at seven shillings and sixpence each”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Gibbons, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that the tender of Mr. E. Colwell be accepted for the performance of the cartage required for the current year at eight shillings and sixpence per day”. Carried.

On the motion of Councillors Munro and Curtis the Council resumed and the Chairman reported the resolutions of the Committee, when it was moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that the resolutions of the Committee as reported by the Chairman be adopted”. Put and carried.

Notices of motion handed in by Councillors Munro and Cozens.

The Council then rose.

Signed James Conley, Chairman.

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