Council Chambers 11th September 1867.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr Selby requesting the Council to pay him on 14th instant, the balance of contract for Kerbing and Guttering laid down in the O’Connell Ward, also the percentage retained for Kerbing and Guttering laid down in Australia Street. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the request of Mr Selby be complied with, provided the work is completed to the satisfaction of the Committee of Works.” Carried.

2. From the Clerk of this Council requesting permission to accept the agency of the London and Lancashire Insurance Company for the district of Newtown. After a short discussion it was agreed that the letter be taken into consideration at the next meeting of Council.

Reports:

1. The Finance Committee brought up a report, stating that, since 17th. August, accounts amounting to £271/3/9 have been paid under votes of appropriation. Report received on the motion of Councillors Curtis and Goodsell.

2. Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the report of the Committee of Works, received on 28 August be adopted.” Carried.

Councillor Curtis asked the Chairman if Mr Wilson has given this Council permission to remove the stone caps opposite Randle’s Cottages on the Enmore Road. The Chairman in reply said that permission has been given to remove the said caps but not for this Council to appropriate the same. The Clerk was instructed to again communicate with Mr Wilson and request that the aforesaid caps may be appropriated by this Council.

The Chairman laid on the table a diagram (from the Registrar General’s Department) of lands at Newtown, for which application has been made by Mr Iredale for Certificate of Indefeasible Title under the Real Property Act.

Councillor Munro moved, “that as the diagram as shown would enclose a portion of a Street in the Enmore Ward, that the matter be taken into consideration as an order of the day at the next meeting of Council.” Seconded by Councillor Bailey and carried.

Councillor Goodsell reported, that the Marrickville Council had met by appointment at the site of the proposed culvert across the Edgeware Road, and the proposal by the Marrickville Council was that this Council should call for tenders for the construction of the said culvert; also to clean out the watercourse in Mr Smidmore’s paddock, and the Marrickville Council to pay this Council one moiety of the cost of the performance of the said work.

Councillor Bailey moved, and Councillor Munro seconded, “that this Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider the offer made by the Marrickville Council”. Carried.

The Council accordingly went into Committee, when after a short discussion, it was moved by Councillor Bailey, “that the matter stand over for a period of three months.” Seconded by Councillor Munro and carried.

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

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. Moved by Councillor Bedford, seconded by Councillor Galvin, “that a sum not exceeding £60 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering portions of the following Streets, O’Connell Ward, viz., Prospect, Longdown and Campbell Streets, and that tenders be called for the performance of same” Carried.

2. Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the following paragraph in the report of the Committee of Works, adopted the 4th. March, 1867, be rescinded, viz. “that the day labourers be employed for a period of two months each.” Carried.

3. Moved by Councillor Goodsell, seconded by Councillor Cozens, “that the day labourers shall be paid according to competency on the following sliding scale principle, viz., from seven shillings to four shillings per day.” Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed James Conley, Chairman


 

Council Chambers 25th. September 1867.

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

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

Correspondence.

A letter was read from Mr R. Smith, requesting the Council to perform certain Works in Campbell, Nelson, and Bligh streets. Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Bedford, “that the Clerk be instructed to reply, and inform Mr Smith that the request contained in his letter cannot at present be complied with.” Carried.

Report:

Moved by Councillor Curtis, seconded by Councillor Goodsell, “that the report of the Finance Committee, received on the 11th instant, be adopted.” Carried.

Miscellaneous:

The Chairman, in answer to a question by Councillor Curtis, said that permission has been given to this Council to remove, and appropriate the stone caps opposite Randle’s Cottages, on the Enmore Road; and in answer to a question by Councillor Bailey, the Chairman said, that no reply had been received from the Newtown and Cooks River Road Trust respecting the metalling of a portion of the Enmore Road.

Order of the day:

The consideration of a diagram (from the Registrar General’s Department) of lands at Newtown, in the Enmore Ward. Moved by Councillor Munro, seconded by Councillor Bailey, “that the Clerk be instructed to communicate with the owners of land adjoining Union Street, situated between Erskineville lane and Cooks River Road and to beg of them to dedicate to this Council the said Street as aligned by the government.” Carried.

Notice of motion handed in by Councillor Munro.

The Council then rose.

Signed James Conley, Chairman.


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