Council Chambers 13th December 1870.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr Armstrong respecting the state of Nelson Street. Clerk instructed to inform Mr Armstrong that the Council have agreed to effect certain improvements in that Street.

2. From Mr Kennedy respecting the drainage from the University property.

3. From Mr Penfold respecting the drainage through his property. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that both letters be received, and taken into consideration at next Council meeting”. Carried.

4. From the Chief Secretaries Office, stating that the By-laws adopted by the Council on the 18th October ultimo have been confirmed by His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, and duly published in a supplementary Gazette of the first instant.

Letter ordered to be placed with the records of the Council; and the Mayor requested to notify by an advertisement that certain of the By-laws will be strictly enforced.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £205/3/11. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the finance report be received and adopted”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 27th. December 1870.

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

Minutes:

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

Petition:

Alderman Munro presented a petition from omnibus proprietors praying that they may not be removed from the Enmore Road bus stand. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Curtis, “that the petition be received and taken into consideration at a later period of the evening”. Carried.

Motion pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that a Committee of the whole Council be appointed to inquire into, and report upon the liability of the Council to perform certain Works in connection with the drainage of the Roads and Streets running through private property”. Carried

The Clerk was instructed to obtain the written opinion of the solicitor to the Council, respecting the said drainage.

Orders of the day:

The consideration of Mr Kennedy’s letter; also the letter from Mr Penfold were postponed until next meeting of Council.

Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Munro, “that the insurance on the Town Hall and other effects of the Council be increased from £1800 to £2000, and that the Clerk ascertain if he can effect an insurance at a cheaper rate than at present.” Carried.

On the motion of Aldermen Bailey and Cozens the Council went into Committee to consider the prayer of the petition from the Enmore Road omnibus proprietors.

Council having resumed the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend that the said proprietors be informed, “that after mature consideration of the steps recently adopted by the City Council respecting the Enmore Road omnibus stand, the Council cannot consistently accede to the prayer of the petition”.

Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Bailey, “that the report of Committee read by the Mayor be adopted”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


 

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