Council Chambers 3rd May 1870.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from ratepayers of Queen Street (late Francis Street, O’Connell Ward), asking the Council to cut down the said Street about 18 inches, and form the same. Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the Clerk be instructed to prepare plans and sections of the levels of Queen Street, and to make an estimate of cutting down and forming the same”. Carried.

2. From Mr E. K. Wilson drawing the attention of Council to the state of the footpath and watercourse opposite his property in Oxford Street. The Clerk was instructed to inform Mr Wilson that, that portion of Oxford Street will be, in a short time, Kerbed and Guttered, tenders having been accepted by the Council for the performance of the work.

3. From Mr W. J. Foster calling the attention of Council to that portion of the Erskineville Road situate in the Enmore Ward. Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their immediate report.” Carried.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £327/12/3, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £10/0/3. Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried

Order of the day:

The consideration of Mr Phillips’ letter, respecting the removal of his fence now standing on the Enmore Road; also with respect to Kerb and Guttering proposed to be laid on the said Road.

After a lengthy discussion, it was agreed to take down and re-erect the fence, and form the footpath in accordance with the terms mentioned in Mr Phillips letter of June 1869; and that the Kerbing and Guttering should be proceeded with as soon as the Enmore Ward’s funds are in a position to carry out the work.

On the motion of Aldermen Bailey and Hobbs, the Council adjourned to inspect the gas fittings erected by Messrs. Constable and Turner.

On the Council resuming the Mayor reported that the work had been completed in a satisfactory manner and that they were a great improvement on the old burners — the Clerk was instructed to get the old portion of the Hall re-whitewashed.

The Council then rose.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 17th May 1870.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr S. A. Stephen asking the Council to co-operate with residents of the South Kingston in forming a portion of Liberty and London Streets, if not, whether the Council will allow them to construct a watercourse in and otherwise improve London Street. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Bailey, “that the letter be received, and that the Clerk inform Mr Stephen that the Council, at present, have no funds to expend in that portion of the Enmore; also that the Council have no objection to residents of South Kingston improving at their expense provided that the work be performed under superintendance of the Council Clerk.”. Carried.

2. From ratepayers of Horbury Terrace, asking the Council to repair the roadway and footpath; also to Kerb and Gutter the watercourse. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works, for their report”. Carried.

Reports:

The Committee for Works brought up a report recommending that;

1. That portion of the Erskineville Road, situate in the Enmore Ward, be repaired with rubble stone.

2. That a stone crossing be laid down in Union Street opposite Mr Eggleton’s property.

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

Order of the day:

Consideration of the plan and sections of the levels of Queen Street.

The Clerk laid on the table the plan of Queen Street showing the proposed permanent levels of the said Street, and reported that the probable cost of cutting down and forming the same be about £37. Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the plan and sections of the proposed levels of Queen Street be now adopted by this Council and that tenders be called for cutting down and forming the same.”

After a short discussion the motion was put and carried.

Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Bailey, “that the lamps proposed to be erected at the intersection of Stanmore and Enmore Roads be erected between Station and Cambridge Street.” Carried

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that a vote of thanks be recorded on the Minutes Book to those gentlemen who kindly gave their services gratuitously, on the occasion of the re-opening of the Town Hall.” Carried unanimously.

Alderman Munro drew the attention of Council to the offer made by the Mayor of Sydney, that the late Conference of Municipal Delegates, in reference to obtaining control over Licensed Veichles plying to the Suburbs; he believed that a deputation from this Council, would obtain from the City Council a portion of the license fees and a certain power to control the vehicles; also the appointment of bus stands, where necessary within this Borough.

After a lengthy discussion, Alderman Conley moved, and Alderman Curtis seconded, “that the Mayor with Aldermen Munro and Hobbs be appointed a deputation to wait upon the Mayor of Sydney in reference to the above matter.” Carried.

Motion pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Curtis, “that a sum not exceeding £100 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering portions of Webber, Prospect and Brick Streets, and that tenders be called for the performance of the same.” Carried.

Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the Clerk charge one pound one shilling for hire of the Hall, for one evening, and that the consideration of the charges for the use of the building be decided upon at the next Council meeting.” Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


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