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Council Chambers 1st July 1867.

Present the Chairman (Mr. J. Conley) and Councillors Bedford, Munro, Goodsell and Galvin.

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

Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, that the report of the Finance Committee received 26th. June be adopted. Carried.

Councillor Munro moved, that the following accounts paid June 29th under votes of appropriation be added to the finance report, viz., wages, £5/6/6, cartage, £2/2/6, stone breakers, £1/18/3. Seconded by Councillor Bedford, and carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Councillor Munro, “that the following resolution adopted 10th June 1867 be rescinded, viz., “that the sum of one shilling and sixpence per cubic yard be paid for breaking the white metal to a three inch gauge.” Seconded by Councillor Galvin, and carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Munro, “that the sum of one shilling and nine pence per cubic yard be paid for breaking the white metal to three inch gauge.” Seconded by Councillor Bedford, and carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Goodsell, “that an additional sum of £70 be voted to purchase white metal, and that tenders be called for the delivery of same”. Seconded by Councillor Bedford, and carried.

4. Councillor Goodsell moved, “that the motion standing in the name of Councillor Bailey be postponed until next meeting.” Seconded by Councillor Galvin, and carried.

Notice of motion was handed in by Councillor Munro.

The Council then rose.

Signed James Conley, Chairman.


 

Council Chambers 17th July 1867.

Present the chairman (Mr J. Conley) and Councillors Bailey, Curtis, Goodsell, Bedford, and Galvin.

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from J. Smith requesting that a footpath be formed on the south side of his property in the White Horse Road, also that the Kerbing opposite his gateway in the Newtown Road, be altered to enable vehicle to pass to and from. Moved by Councillor Galvin, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their report.” Carried.

2. Letter from the Sydney Town Clerk was read and laid on the table, in reply to a request that a day may be appointed by the Right Worshipful the Mayor to meet a deputation from this Council at the Newtown Council Chamber, respecting the omnibus stand in Crescent Street; stating that His Worship had instructed the Inspector of Vehicles to attend on the Newtown Council at any time they may appoint, and to report the result of the interview.

3. From Mr Joy was also read and laid on the table, requesting that a post be erected opposite his property on the Newtown Road in lieu of the one that was removed when that portion of the said Road was Kerbed and guttered.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report stating that £109/11/0 had been paid under votes of appropriations since 1st July and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £50/12/6. Report received on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Goodsell.

The balance sheet showing the revenue and expenditure for the half year ending 30th June last, duly audited, was read, when Councillor Curtis moved, “that the same be adopted and published in the two daily papers, and the Government Gazette. Seconded by Councillor Bedford and carried.

Miscellaneous:

Councillor Curtis asked the Chairman if the deputation appointed at previous meeting had seen the Postmaster General in reference to having three iron letter receivers fixed in this Municipality. The Chairman, in reply, stated that the Postmaster General informed the deputation that with the present limited staff of the General Post Office arrangements could not be made to clear such receivers, but that if the inhabitants of the Newtown district are inconvenienced by the present postal arrangements, a petition forwarded by such inhabitants, requesting that a branch Post Office be opened, would be favourably received. Councillor Bailey moved, “that the Chairman be authorised to instruct Messrs Richardson & Wrench to sell the piece of land recently purchased by this Council, and that a reserve of £300 be placed on the said land.” Seconded by Councillor Bedford, and carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Councillor Bailey, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that a gas lamp be erected at the junction of the Newtown and Enmore roads at a cost not exceeding £9 per annum, the same to be paid out of the General expenses of this Municipality. Councillor’s Galvin and Bedford objected to the cost for lighting the said lamp to be paid for out of the General funds of this Municipality, but would agree to the erection of the lamp in question, provided the annual cost of same be charged to the Enmore Ward. Councillor Bailey then moved (with consent of the Council) “that a gas lamp be erected at the junction of the Newtown and Enmore roads at a cost not exceeding £9 per annum.” Seconded by Councillor Galvin, and carried.

2. The following motion by Councillor Munro, in consequence of his absences, was moved by Councillor Galvin, viz., “that a sum not exceeding £2 be voted for the stone breakers to make up one shilling and nine pence per cubic yard for stone already broken.” Seconded by Councillor Bedford and carried.

Councillor Curtis moved, “that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to examine tenders for Kerbing and Guttering to be laid down on the Cooks River Road, Enmore Ward, and Wellington Street, Kingston Ward. Seconded by Councillor Bedford, and carried.

The Council accordingly went into Committee, when it was moved by Councillor Bedford, “that the tender of Mr. Macken be accepted at four shillings and nine pence per lineal yard for laying the Kerbing and Guttering in Wellington Street.” Seconded by Councillor Goodsell, and carried.

Councillor Bailey moved, “that the tender of Messrs Lee and Slade, be accepted at five shillings per lineal yard for laying the Kerbing and Guttering on the Cooks River Road.” Seconded by Councillor Goodsell and carried.

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

The Council then rose.

Signed James Conley, Chairman.


 

Council Chambers 31st July 1867.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Clerk of the Marrickville Municipal Council, stating that they have completed metalling their moiety of the Stanmore Road, and earnestly requesting this Council to have their moiety metalled as per agreement, as soon as possible. Moved by Councillor Cozens, seconded by Councillor Bailey, “that the letter be received, and the Clerk instructed to reply and state that the metalling of the Stanmore Road will be proceeded with as soon as possible.” Carried.

2. From the secretary to the Gas Light Company in reply to a request that a gas lamp be erected at the junction of the Newtown and Enmore roads, stating that instructions have been given for erection of the said lamp.

Report:

The report of the Finance Committee received 17 July, was read, and adopted, on the motion of Councillors Goodsell and Cozens.

Miscellaneous:

Councillor Bailey asked the Chairman if any further information had been received from the Mayor of Sydney respecting the omnibus stand in Crescent Street. The Chairman in reply said that he had not received any further information respecting the said ‘bus stand. Councillor Bailey then moved, “that the Clerk reply to the letter read at the last meeting, from the Sydney Town Clerk and request His Worship to appoint an early day for the inspector of vehicles to meet this Council at the Newtown Council Chamber.” Seconded by Councillor Cozens, and carried.

A discussion then took place as to the most suitable place for the Newtown omnibus stand, when on the motion of Councillors Gibbons and Bedford it was suggested that the east side of the Newtown Road between the Congregational Church and the entrance to Mr Smith’s paddock would be a suitable place for the said bus stand.

Councillor Cozens requested that the Clerk be instructed to write to Mr Josephson and request him to have the branches of the trees cut off that overhanging Sarah Street.

Councillor Curtis moved, Councillor Gibbons seconded, “that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to examine tenders for supplying 400 cubic yards of white metal; also for laying Kerbing and Guttering in Lord Street.” Carried.

Council accordingly went into Committee, when it was moved by Councillor Gibbons, “that the tender of Messrs Williams be accepted for supplying 400 cubic yards of white metal at six shillings and sixpence per cubic yard.” Seconded by Councillor Bedford, and carried.

As no tenders were sent in for Kerbing and Guttering to be laid down in Lord Street, the Chairman was requested to call for fresh tenders.

Councillor Bedford moved, Councillor Bailey seconded, “that the Council resume and the Chairman report the resolutions of Committee.” 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 Bedford, and carried.

The Council then rose.


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