Council Chambers 3rd August 1867.
Present, the Chairman (Mr J. Conley) and Councillors Munro and Bedford.
At 12:45 o’clock PM a quorum not being present the Chairman adjourned the quarterly meeting until Wednesday evening 14th instant.
Signed James Conley, Chairman.
The adjourned quarterly meeting was held at the Council Chambers 14th August 1867.
Present, the Chairman (Mr J. Conley) and Councillors Goodsell, Curtis, Bailey, Munro, Gibbons, Cozens, Bedford and Galvin.
The minutes of previous meeting were read, and confirmed, on the motion of Councillors Bailey and Munro.
1. Letter from Mr Jones complaining of a nuisance adjoining his property off Wilson Street. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Gibbons, “that the letter be received and referred to the Inspector of Nuisances.” Carried.
2. From Mr Ring offering to pay a moiety of the cost, if the Council Kerb and Gutter a portion of the lane at the rear of his property in Denison Street. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the letter be received, and referred to the Committee of Works for their consideration and report.” Carried.
3. From the Sydney Town Clerk, in reply to a request, that the Inspector of Public Vehicles may be permitted to wait on this Council respecting the Newtown omnibus stand; stating that the City Council had decided to abolish the stand in Crescent Street, and that at Enmore; and to appoint in lieu thereof a stand on the south side of the Enmore Road opposite the junction of Crescent Street extending to the Marrickville boundary. Letter laid on the table.
4. From the Undersecretary for Finance and Trade stating that the government endowment for the half year ending 30th June last, amounting to £700/1/6 has been placed to the account of this Municipality at the A. J. S. Bank. Letter also laid on the table.
1. The Chairman read his quarterly report, when Councillor Munro moved, “that it be received and adopted.” Seconded by Councillor Goodsell and carried.
2. The Treasurer also read his quarterly report, and moved that the same be received and adopted.” Seconded by Councillor Cozens and carried.
3. The Finance Committee brought up a report stating that since July 20th, accounts amounting to £203/11/4 have been paid under votes of appropriations, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £9/7/0. Report received on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Bedford.
A discussion took place respecting the engagement and discharging of the men employed by the day, when it was agreed that James Grimshaw should be employed on the following morning.
Councillor Cozens moved, and Councillor Munro seconded, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust and respectfully request that they contribute the sum of £100 towards the cost of metalling the Enmore Road.” Carried.
Councillor Munro moved, and Councillor Bailey seconded, “that the Chairman, Councillor Bailey, and the mover wait on Mr S. C. Brown, and consult him upon what steps should be taken to secure the whole of the government endowment for that portion of the Enmore Ward recently annexed.” Carried.
Councillor Bailey asked the Chairman if the Hon the Minister for Works has given permission to remove the railway fence in Crescent Street. The Chairman, in reply stating, that the necessary documents have been prepared by the Crown Solicitor, and as soon as the agreement is signed the fence may be removed forthwith. Councillor Bailey moved — that the Chairman be authorised to sign the agreement and have the fence removed as soon as possible. Seconded by Councillor Munro and carried.
Councillor Munro moved, and Councillor Goodsell seconded, “that a portion of the metal now being delivered be laid down on the north end of Oxford Street.” Carried.
A list of ratepayers who have not paid a moiety of their rates for the current municipal year was laid on the table, when it was unanimously agreed that the Clerk be instructed to immediately take legal proceedings for the recovery of the same.
Moved by Councillor Cozens, seconded by Councillor Curtis, “that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to examine tenders for Kerbing and Guttering to be laid down in Lord Street.” Carried.
Council accordingly went into Committee, when it was moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the tender of Mr Selby be accepted at six shillings per lineal yard.” Carried.
Councillor Bailey moved, “that Council resume and the Chairman report the resolution of Committee.” Seconded by Councillor Bedford, and carried.
Council having resumed, the Chairman reported, “that the Committee recommended acceptance of Mr Selby’s tender for laying the Kerbing and Guttering in Lord Street at six shillings per lineal yard.” Report adopted on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Bedford.
The Council then rose.
Signed James Conley, Chairman.
Council Chamber 28th. August 1867.
Present, the Chairman (Mr J. Conley) and Councillors Munro, Curtis, Goodsell, Cozens, Bedford and Bailey.
The minutes of the previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Councillors Munro and Cozens.
A letter was read from Mr Mahon requesting the Council to increase the remuneration allowed him for lighting the gas lamp. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the letter be received and referred to the Finance Committee for their consideration and report.” Carried.
1. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the report of the Finance Committee, received on the 14th instant, be adopted.” Carried.
2. Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report brought up by the Committee of Works respecting Mr Ring’s letter, be received.” Carried.
Councillor Curtis requested that the Clerk be instructed to communicate with Mr Wilson respecting removal of the stone caps opposite Randle’s Cottages on the Enmore Road. Request agreed to.
The plans and sections of levels of Fitzroy Street were laid on the table for inspection.
Councillor Bailey asked the Chairman if the agreement with the Commissioner for Railways is signed, respecting removal of the fence in Crescent Street.
The Chairman in reply said the agreement was signed on the 27th inst., and that he would give instructions for removal of the said fence as soon as possible.
The Chairman informed the Council that the deputation appointed to consult with Mr S. C. Brown as to what steps should be taken to ensure the whole of the government endowment for the portion of the Enmore Road recently annexed, was informed by that gentlemen he is of opinion that the Council have no legal claim under the present Municipalities Act.
Councillor Munro moved, “that, in the opinion of this Council, it is expedient to communicate with the government respecting a portion of the Enmore Ward which was united to the Newtown Municipality in August, 1865, being three years after the incorporation of the said Municipality, and request that the endowment mentioned in section 91 of the Municipalities Act of 1858 may continue to be paid towards the said portion for the full term provided by the Act.” Councillor Bailey, in seconding the motion, said it is contemplated to annex other portions of the Newtown district to this Municipality; and he hoped the proper authorities will deem it advisable to grant the same privilege to any district that may be annexed to a Municipality as that allowed to a new Municipality by way of endowment. The motion was then put and carried.
Moved by Councillor Cozens, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Marrickville Council, and request them to meet this Council at the site of the proposed culvert across the Edgeware Road.” Carried.
Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that a rough Kerb and Gutter be laid in the lane adjoining Mr Matchett’s.” Carried.
Councillor Munro drew the attention of Council to obnoxious smells arising from boiling down establishments on the Waterloo estate.
Councillor Goodsell supported the statements made by Councillor Munro respecting the said nuisance.
Notices of motion were handed in by Councillor Bedford and Goodsell.
The Council then rose.
Signed James Conley, Chairman.
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