Council Chambers 4th October 1870.

Present the Mayor and Alderman Bedford, Conley, Munro and Galvin.

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed on the motion of Alderman Conley and Bedford.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr C. Mudie, London, in reference to books ordered for the Newtown Free Library. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the letter be referred to the Library Committee and that a further sum of £50 be forwarded to Mr C. Mudie for additional books.” Carried.

2. From Mr Whittingham asking the Council to complete the formation of St Mary Street. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report.” Carried.

3. From the secretary (Mr H. A. Richardson) to the Newtown Mutual Improvement Association thanking the Council for the use of the Town Hall. Letter received.

Report:

The Committee for Works brought up a report recommending;

1. That the sum of £12 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Lord Street opposite Mr Dransfield’s property, and that the work be carried out as soon as practicable.

2. That a communication be made with the Camperdown Council asking their co-operation in forming and otherwise improving Bishopsgate Street.

3. That on and after 1st November proximo no more than one shilling and nine pence per cubic yard be paid for breaking white metal.

4. That the offer of Mr Goodsell to deliver ironstone in Maria Street at two shillings and sixpence per load be accepted, provided that the Mayor does not purchase more than 100 loads.

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

In reply to a question by Alderman Bedford, the Mayor said he would call for tenders by next meeting of Council for taking up and relaying Kerb and Guttering on the Missenden Road.

The Clerk requested the Council’s permission to accept the agency of the United Insurance Company, for Newtown. Request unanimously agreed to.

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the sum of £1 be paid to John Tubby for dirt used by the Council on the Enmore Road.” Carried.

Order of the day:

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the use of the Hall be offered to the Baptist denomination at 11 shillings per Sunday for the purpose of holding divine service therein.” Carried.

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the Mayor be empowered to have the ceiling of the back staircase boarded in.” Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 18th October 1870.

Present the Mayor and Aldermen Conley, Cozens, Bailey, Curtis, Galvin, Bedford and Hobbs.

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

Letter from the Crown Law Offices and returning the By-laws for certain amendments in compliance with the Hon. the Solicitor General’s instruction.

Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the letter be received and that the Council do now proceed to consider the amendments of By-laws as pointed out by the Solicitor General.” Carried.

After a short discussion the By-laws were amended and the Clerk instructed to forward them for confirmation.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £77/18/8, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £44/1/3. Report adopted on the motion of Aldermen Hobbs and Cozens.

The Mayor drew the attention of Council to the immediate necessity of taking further steps respecting the encroachment on that portion of Enmore Road between Juliet and Francis Streets.

Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that application be made to the Government requesting them to align, without delay, that portion of Enmore Road situate within this Borough, between Juliet and Francis Streets.” Carried.

Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the use of the large Hall be granted free of charge for the purpose of any person giving a lecture, when there is no charge made to the public for admittance to hear any such lecture.” Carried.

On the motion of Aldermen Curtis and Galvin the Council went into Committee to consider tenders for Kerbing and Guttering Charles Street; also the taking up and relaying Kerb and Guttering on the Missenden Road.

The Clerk having read the specifications, Alderman Galvin moved, “that the specification be altered so as to pay fortnightly at the rate of 80 percent upon the work done and approved, and that fresh tenders be called for the performance of the work.” Seconded by Alderman Curtis and carried.

Council having resumed, the Mayor reported resolution of Committee. Report adopted on the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Bedford.

The Council then rose.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


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