Council Chambers 1st November 1870.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Curtis and Cozens.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the General Post Office in reference to a reduction on the postal rate to the suburbs, stating that the Government, having in view the large diminution of revenue that would result from a compliance with such a reduction, is not prepared at the present time to consent to the proposed reduction. Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Curtis, “that the letter be published in full, with a report of Council’s proceedings.” Carried.

2. From the Gas Light Company stating that on and from the 1st January next that the supply of gas to the lamps between the Terminus Inn and Toll Bar will be reduced 10 shillings per annum per light. Clerk instructed to acknowledge receipt of letter.

Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Bailey, “that application be made to the Trustees of the Cook’s River Road for a grant of £50 towards the cost of metalling Enmore Road”. Carried.

The Mayor drew the attention of Council to their having expended a considerable amount over and above their income, and considered they should not exceed their present liabilities amounting to over £1900 sterling.

Motion pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the sum of £12 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Lord Street, and that tenders be called for the performance of the same”. Carried.

On the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Hobbs, the Council went into Committee to determine on tenders for Kerbing and Guttering Charles Street; also the taking up and re-laying Kerb and Guttering on the Missenden Road.

Council having resumed the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend the acceptance of Mr Selby’s tenders.

Report adopted on the motion of Aldermen Cozens and Curtis.

Council then rose.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 15th November 1870.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Cozens and Curtis.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £110/10/2 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £7/10/8. Report adopted on the motion of Aldermen Curtis and Bedford.

Street lamps:

Alderman Munro drew the attention of Council to the bad light supplied to the Street lamps. The Clerk was instructed to draw the attention of the Gas Light Company to the above matter.

Enmore bus stand:

Alderman Bailey reminded the Mayor that the City Council promised to abolish, at the end of this year, the omnibus stand, Enmore Road, and suggested that the City Council should be again communicated with upon the above subject. The Mayor promised to attend to the matter.

Motion pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that on and from the 1st January next the sum of £200 per annum be reserved in order to pay off the principal of the mortgages on the Town Hall.” Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 29th. November 1870.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Bailey and Munro.

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Marrickville Council respecting the encroachment on Enmore Road at the boundary of the two Boroughs. Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Munro, “that the Mayor, and Aldermen be appointed a deputation, in conjunction with the Marrickville Council, to wait upon the Honourable the Minister for Lands with reference to the said encroachment, and that the Member for Newtown (Mr S. C. Brown) be invited to join such deputation”. Carried.

2. From the Camperdown Council respecting the proposed improvements in Bishopsgate Street. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be referred to the Committee for Works to bring up an estimate of the probable cost of such Works as may be deemed desirable for the improvement of the Street”. Carried.

3. From the Secretary to the Commissioners for the Collection of Exhibits from this colony for the London International Exhibition of May 1871. Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Munro, “that the Mayor be authorised to insert advertisements in the daily newspapers offering the use of the Town Hall to such persons who are desirous of forwarding exhibitants [?] to the said exhibition”. Carried.

4. From the Under Secretary for Lands, respecting the opening of Lord Street.

Report:

The Libraries Committee brought up a report approving of the books; also the binding of such books, recently received from England, and recommending that a further sum of £75 be forwarded to purchase additional books for the Newtown Free Library. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the report be received and adopted. Carried unanimously.

Questions:

In reply to a question by Alderman Galvin, the Mayor said that it was customary for the Council to pay the cost of removing and re-erecting fences where such fences are an encroachment of any Road or Street within the Borough.

In reply to a question by Alderman Bailey, the Mayor said that he had arranged to attend, with the Mayor of Marrickville, at the City Town Hall, in reference to the abolishment of the Enmore omnibus stand.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


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