Council Chambers 3rd. May 1867.

17th quarterly meeting.

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

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

The Chairman then read his quarterly report, on the motion of Councillors Munro and Cozens, the said report received and adopted.

The Treasurer also read his quarterly statement of accounts, and moved that the same be received and adopted. Seconded by Councillor Goodsell. Put and carried.

Miscellaneous:

Councillor Munro drew the attention of Council to the state of Burrows Lane [?] and requested that the same be put in a passable state of repair, a discussion ensued respecting the said Lane when it was moved by Councillor Bailey, “that the Committee of Works examine the above Lane and if considered necessary by them to give instructions for the repairs to the proceeded with at once, otherwise to report on the state of the Lane at next meeting of Council. Seconded by Councillor Munro. Put and carried.

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Galvin, “that the Clerk be instructed to engage for the performance of Works ordered by this Council, a second horse and cart at the same rate per day as paid to the present Carter.” Carried.

The Chairman stated, that the deputation appointed to wait on Messrs. Brown and Josephson to solicit their co-operation in having a portion of the Enmore Road placed under the control of the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust, had seen Mr. Brown, who informed them, that he would forward his opinion in writing as to the necessary steps to be taken by this Council in carrying out the above matter, he also considered it was not necessary to see Mr. Josephson until after the said letter had been received by this Council.

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Galvin, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Postmaster General and respectfully request that three letter receivers be placed in this Municipality, also that the postal delivery be extended to the boundaries of this Municipality.” Carried.

Notices of motion were handed in by Councillors Munro and Gibbons.

Signed James Conley, Chairman.


 

Council Chambers 13th May 1867.

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

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

Correspondence Read:

1. Letter from the Undersecretary for Public Works, in reply to a request that a gate be erected at the junction of Trafalgar Terrace and the Newtown railway station for the convenience of foot passengers, and stating that, under a report which has been obtained from the engineer for existing lines of railway, the Hon the Secretary for public Works has approved of a wicket gate be put in the fence at the end of Trafalgar Terrace.

2. Letter from the Secretary to the Conference of Municipal Delegates, calling attention to their final report of 1866-67 and requesting this Council to appoint delegates for the ensuing year. Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Curtis, and carried, “that the letter be received, and that the Clerk be instructed to reply and forward the names of the delegates appointed to represent this Council at the ensuing conference meetings”.

3. From a number of ratepayers residing in the O’Connell Ward, praying that a Street situated between Wilson Street and the railway be opened for the convenience of the public. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the letter be received, and that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Hon the Minister for Lands and respectfully request that the said Street be aligned”. Carried.

4. Letter from Mr. J. H. Jones respecting the alignment of the said Street.

5. From the secretary to the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust, he replied to a request that they contribute £100 towards the cost of metalling a portion of the Enmore Road, also replied to a letter of the second of May informing them that this Council wished to have a portion of the Enmore Road placed under the control of the said Trust, stating that in consequence of the information contained in the latter letter, the trustees cannot entertain the subject of 2nd. April.

6. A circular letter from Mr. T. Field forwarding the prices of drainpipes.

7. From Mr. G. Denman requesting the Council to alter his assessment. Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that the Clerk be instructed to inform Mr. Denman that the Council has no power to alter the present assessment”. Carried.

The following letters referred to the Committee of Works for their report.

1. From Mr. W. Walker respecting the dangerous state of Lord Street.

2. From residents of White Horse Road requesting that the said Road be formed.

3. From Messrs McKern and Crane respecting the state of Richard Street.

Report:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report of the Finance Committee received 29th April be adopted”. Carried.

Motions Pursuant to Notice:

1. Moved by Councillor Galvin, “that a sum not exceeding £116 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering portions of the following streets, O’Connell Ward, viz., Prospect, Egan, Susan and Hordern streets, and the Camperdown Road, and that tenders be called for the performance of same”. Seconded by Councillor Curtis, put, and carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Gibbons, “that a sum not exceeding £94 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Australia Street, on the North-East side from Lennox Street to Mr. Langhorne’s Chapel, and on the south west side from Mr. Bedford’s cottage to Lennox Street, and that tenders be called for the performance of same.” Seconded by Councillor Bailey, put, and carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Gibbons, “that a sum not exceeding £44 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering both sides of Regent Street between Albermarle and Lennox streets and that tenders be called for the performance of same”. Seconded by Councillor Bedford, put, and carried.

4. Moved by Councillor Gibbons, “that a sum not exceeding £25 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering the south west side of Mary Street, and that tenders be called for the performance of same”. Seconded by Councillor Galvin, put, and carried.

Councillor Galvin moved, “that the three motions by Councillor Munro stand over to next meeting in consequence of his absence. Seconded by Councillor Bedford, put, and carried.

Order of the day:

The consideration of a letter from a number of residents in Wellington Street. Moved by Councillor Galvin, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the letter stand over to next meeting”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to examine tenders for supplying materials to repair the foot paths”. Carried.

Council accordingly went into Committee, when, in consequence of no suitable samples of material having been sent in, it was moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that neither of the tenders be accepted”. Carried.

On the motion of Councillors Cozens and Bailey the Council resumed, when the Chairman reported the resolution of Committee. Councillor Bailey moved, Councillor Galvin seconded, “that the resolution as reported by the Chairman be adopted”. Carried.

Councillor Bailey moved, “that the Committee of Works be authorised to have some clay burnt, for repairing the foot paths in this Municipality”. Seconded by Councillor Cozens, put, and carried.

Notices of motion were handed in by Councillors Curtis and Cozens.

The Council then rose.

Signed James Conley, Chairman.


 

Council Chambers 27th May 1867.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. From the secretary of the General Post Office requesting to be informed where it is wished the iron letter receivers should be placed, and also, whether the Council can make any suggestions with regard to clearing such receivers. After a short discussion it was unanimously agreed that the Clerk be instructed to reply and forward the names of the following places for fixing the said receivers, viz, 1. At the junction of the Missenden and Newtown Roads. 2. At the junction of Australia and Albermarle Street. 3. At the junction of Maria Street and the Cooks River Road.

2. From the Clerk of the Marrickville Council, requesting to be informed whether this Council will co-operate with them in having a culvert placed across the Edgeware Road between Messrs Goodsell’s and Smidmore’s fences. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bailey, “that the letter be received, and referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

3. From Mr. J. Smith requesting that a footpath be formed on a portion of the White Horse Road adjoining his property. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the letter be received, and referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

4. From Mr. Vaughan respecting the state of Denison Street opposite Denison Terrace. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bailey, “that the letter be received and that it be taken into consideration”.

5. From Mr. J. Brierly requesting the Council to alter his assessment for the current year. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Galvin, “that the Clerk be instructed to reply and inform Mr. Brierly that the Council have no power to alter the assessment for the current year”. Carried.

Petition:

Councillor Bailey presented a petition from a number of ratepayers residing in the Enmore Ward, respecting the Holt Street and that part of Station Street at the back of Camden Terrace be put in a passable state of repair, and move that — in consequence of the almost impassable state of the said streets, the prayer of the petitioners be at once carried out”. Seconded by Councillor Munro, and carried.

Reports:

1. The Finance Committee brought up a report, stating that since May 4th, sundry accounts, amounting to £71/15/5 had been paid under votes of appropriation, and recommending the payment of accounts amounting to £26/10/8. Report received on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Cozens.

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

Miscellaneous:

Councillor Bailey asked the Chairman if any further communication had been received from the Mayor of Sydney, respecting the omnibus stand? In reply the Chairman stated that, when the deputation had an interview with the Mayor, he promised them that he would appoint a day, and meet the deputation at the Newtown Council Chambers, when they could together inspect the site of the omnibus stand; since that time no further communication had been received. Councillor Bailey moved — that the Clerk be again instructed to write to the Mayor of Sydney, and request that he will appoint a day to meet at Newtown a deputation from this Council respecting the aforesaid omnibus stand. Seconded by Councillor Curtis and carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Councillor Munro, “that a sum not exceeding £20 be voted to purchase drainpipes to be laid down where ordered by the Council”. Seconded by Councillor Gibbons, and carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Munro, “that a sum not exceeding £65 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering the south west side of Wellington Street, from Dr Hobbs’ property to Bishopsgate Street; and that tenders be called for the performance of same”. Seconded by Councillor Gibbons, and carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Curtis, “that a sum not exceeding £80 be voted for forming and metalling 190 yards in Wilson Street, from Fitzroy Street to the boundary, and the remainder of Forbes Street”. Seconded by Councillor Galvin, and carried.

4. Moved by Councillor Cozens, “that a sum not exceeding £34 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering in front of the houses in Lord Street, and that tenders be called for performance of same”. Seconded by Councillor Bailey, and carried.

5. The following motion by Councillor Munro, was, with the consent of the Council, postponed until next meeting, viz, that the land recently purchased by this Council on the Newtown Road, be sold by public auction and that the proceeds be appropriated for the works required for the improvement of this Municipality.

Moved by Councillor Munro, “that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole for the purpose of examining tenders for Kerbing and Guttering to be laid down in each Ward”. Seconded by Councillor Curtis, and carried.

Council accordingly went into Committee, when it was moved by Councillor Cozens, “that the tender of Mr. Schwebel be accepted for Kerbing and Guttering the Enmore Road at five shillings per yard; also the Kerbing and Guttering Camden Street at seven shillings per yard, and for forming entrance to culvert at 11 shillings per yard. Seconded by Councillor Bailey, and carried.

Moved by Councillor Gibbons, seconded by Councillor Munro, “that the tender of Mr. Selby be accepted for Kerbing and Guttering portions of Mary, Regent and Albermarle Street at four shillings and nine pence per yard, and for Australia Street at five shillings and threepence per yard”. Carried.

Moved by Councillor Galvin, seconded by Councillor Curtis, “that the tender of Mr. Selby be accepted for Kerbing and Guttering to be laid down in the following streets, O’Connell Ward, at four shillings and nine pence per yard, viz., Prospect, Egan, Susan, Hordern, and the Camperdown Road.” Carried.

Moved by Councillor Galvin, “that the Council resume and that the Chairman report the resolutions of Committee”. Seconded by Councillor Cozens, and carried.

Council having resumed, the Chairman reported the resolutions of Committee, when it was moved by Councillor Curtis, “that the resolutions reported and read by the Chairman be adopted”. Seconded by Councillor Bailey and carried.

Notice of motion was handed in by Councillor Goodsell.

The Council then rose.

Signed James Conley, Chairman.

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