Council Chamber 3rd March 1868.

Present the Mayor (Mr H. Munro) and Aldermen Bailey, Conley, Goodsell, Curtis, Galvin, Gibbons and Cozens.

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Conley and Goodsell.

Miscellaneous:

Alderman Gibbons asked the Mayor who gave the men instructions to remove dirt from the premises of Mr William Goodin? The Mayor in reply said that after consulting with two or three Alderman, and as the dirt was required on one of the streets, he gave instructions for the dirt to be removed.

Alderman Gibbons then drew the attention of Council to the time the men were employed in removing the aforesaid dirt; and moved that the men be at once suspended until the matter has been investigated by the Council. Alderman Goodsell seconded the motion.

Alderman Galvin moved as an amendment and Alderman Curtis seconded, “that the men be not suspended until after an investigation has taken place respecting the above matter.”

The amendment was put and carried. The motion was then put and lost.

Motions pursuant to notice;

1. By Aldermen Conley and Galvin, “that the following portion of a resolution passed in Council on the 13th ultimo be rescinded, viz., “that the Finance and Improvement Committee each consist of only four members of the Council.” Carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the Finance and Improvement Committees each consist of five members of the Council.” Carried.

Alderman Conley then moved that Aldermen Bedford, Cozens, Galvin, Goodsell and the mover be appointed the Improvement Committee for the current year.” Seconded by Alderman Curtis.

Alderman Galvin moved as an amendment, Alderman Cozens seconded, “that Aldermen Gibbons, Bedford, Conley, Cozens and Goodsell be appointed the Improvement Committee for the current year.”

Alderman Goodsell moved a second amendment and Alderman Bailey seconded, “that Aldermen Galvin, Cozens, Bedford, Gibbons and Goodsell be appointed the Improvement Committee for the current year.”

The two amendments were put and lost. The motion was then put and carried.

Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that Aldermen Goodsell, Bailey, Curtis, Conley and the Mayor be appointed the Finance Committee for the current year.” Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed Henry Munro, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 19th March 1868.

Special meeting by order of the Mayor.

Present the Mayor (Mr H. Munro) and Aldermen Bailey, Curtis, Conley, Galvin, Goodsell, Gibbons and Bedford.

The minutes of previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Goodsell.

The declarations of office of the Valuers, duly attested was laid on the table.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Department of Lands, in reply to a letter from this Council as to when the streets aligned by the Government in the Borough of Newtown will be proclaimed, stating that proclamation of the streets in question will be proceeded with as soon as certain inaccuracies which have been discovered in the drawings of the plan have been remedied. Letter laid on the table.

2. From Mr F. Sleath drawing the attention of Council to the present state of the lower end of Lord Street.. Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be received, and referred to the Improvement Committee for their report.” Carried.

3. Letter from Messrs Williams requesting to be informed Whether they are to deliver any further quantity of white metal than 500 yards as agreed to. Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Curtis, “that the letter be received and referred to the Finance Committee for their report.” Carried.

Petition:

Alderman Bailey presented a petition and moved that it may be received and taken into consideration at a later period of the evening, from upwards of 50 ratepayers, Enmore Ward, requesting the Council to use their influence with the City Council in having the omnibus stand on the Enmore Road removed to a more suitable locality. Alderman Conley seconded the motion which was put and carried.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up the following report in accordance with a resolution passed by the Council on the 24th February 1868, authorising an estimate of the probable amount which will be required for the current year 1868-69 in addition to any tolls, rates, or dues levied or authorised to be levied within the Municipality and to any probable income from fines, voluntary contributions, endowments or any other source of revenue, to carry on the fencing, making and repairing of any roads, bridges, punts, wharves, piers or other Public Works within this Municipality and any other expenses necessary in carrying into effect the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1867.

Estimate of expenditure.

Constructing and repairing roads etc.

Enmore Ward,............................. £485
Kingston Ward,........................... £495
O'Connell Ward,.......................... £495

Total amount to be expended on roads etc. £1475

General expenses.

Salaries................................. £160
Printing advertising etc................. £40
Rent, gas, etc. of Council Chambers...... £60
Election expenses........................ £20
Valuers.................................. £15
Interest on cash credit.................. £70
Incidental expenses...................... £35

Total.................................... £400

Total estimate................................... £1875

Estimated receipts 1868 -- 69

Rates raised under assessment at the rate of one shilling in the pound.

Enmore Ward.............................. £400
Kingston Ward............................ £410
O'Connell Ward........................... £440
Total rates.............................. £1250

The government endowment................. £625
Total estimate................................... £1875

Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the report of the Finance Committee be received and adopted.” Carried unanimously.

Balance sheet:

The Clerk then read the balance sheet for the fraction of a year ending the third day of February 1868. Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the balance sheet be received and adopted.” Carried.

Miscellaneous:

The consideration of the petition received this evening respecting removal of the bus stand; after a short discussion, it was moved by Alderman Bailey, “that a letter or petition be prepared to be forwarded to the City Council, requesting them to authorise this Council to have the control of the Newtown bus stand, or cause the stand in question to be removed to a place that will be pointed out by the Newtown Council; and that the Mayor, Alderman Galvin, and the mover be appointed a deputation to wait on the Mayor of Sydney to urge the above matter.”

Alderman Curtis in seconding the motion, said that a number of ratepayers had complained to him of the nuisance caused by buses starting from opposite a place of public worship on Sundays and he hoped the City Council would cause the stand in question to be removed as soon as possible. The motion was put and carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Gibbons, “that Messrs R. Banks and G. Langhorne, the valuers appointed by this Council, be instructed to prepare a valuation of all lands, houses, warehouses, Counting houses, shops and other buildings, tenements and hereditaments within the limits of this Municipality for the current year in accordance with the Municipalities Act of 1867, and submit the same to this Council.” Carried unanimously.

2. Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Gibbons, “that tenders be called in accordance with the specification for the cartage required to be performed in the Municipality for the current year.” Carried.

Order of the day:

Inquiry into the conduct of the day labourers. On the motion of Aldermen Gibbons and Galvin the inquiry was postponed until the usual monthly meeting of Council.

The Council then rose.

Signed William Curtis.

 

 

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