Council Chambers 7th. June 1870.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. & 2. Letters from Mr J. W. Brooks, and Mr Pearce calling the attention of Council to certain lanes in the Kingston Ward. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the worst places in the lanes referred to by Messrs Brooks and Pearce be at once Guttered, and repaired with rubble.” Carried.

3. From Mr C. F. Wilson asking the Council to form a good pathway in Trafalgar Terrace adjoining the railway fence commencing at the crossing opposite Albermarle Street, and ending at the west side of Liberty Street, on the condition that the residents of South Kingston pay one half the cost to complete the work. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Bailey, “that the request contained in the letter be acceded to.” Carried.

Reports:

1. The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £184/12/11, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £84/5/10. Report adopted on the motion of Aldermen Curtis and Hobbs.

2. The Committee for Works brought up the following report Viz..,

1. With respect to letter from ratepayers of Horbury Terrace, your Committee recommended that, the footpath be at once repaired with suitable material and that the watercourse be Kerbed and Guttered as soon as other Works ordered to be done in the Kingston Ward are completed.

2. In consequence of the impassable state of roads through Marrickville the contractor is unable to bring in the white metal without going round by the Parramatta Road, thence through the Toll Bar. Your Committee therefore recommend that Mr West be allowed toll charges in addition to his contract price.

3. That the following Roads and Street be kept in repair from a general fund Viz.., Enmore, Missenden and Camperdown Roads and Australia Street.

Clause 1 was adopted on the motion of Alderman Hobbs and Curtis.

Clause 2 was on the motion of Aldermen Curtis and Bailey referred back to the Committee for reconsideration.

Clause 3 on the motion of Aldermen Conley and Curtis was rejected.

The Mayor reported that he had with Alderman Munro, waited on the Mayor of Sydney in reference to the removal of the Enmore omnibus stand to Crescent Street. Mr Renny said that the City Council had no objection to such removal, provided Crescent Street was metalled down to Station Street, so that the line of route could be proclaimed along the Enmore Road as far as Station Street, thence north-westerly along Station Street to it’s intersection with Crescent Street.

Moved by Alderman Hobbs, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to the City Council and ask them to abolish the present bus stand on the Enmore Road, and in lieu thereof to appoint a stand in Crescent Street, commencing 10 yards to the west of the alignment post opposite the Terminus Inn, thence westerly to Station Street.” Carried.

On the motion of Alderman Bailey and Cozens the Council went into Committee to decide on charges for hire of Town Hall; also for determining on tenders;

1. For Kerbing and Guttering to be laid down in the O’Connell Ward.

2. Cutting down and forming Queen Street.

After a short discussion it was agreed to charge 21 shillings for hire of Hall until 11 o’clock, and two shillings and sixpence per hour for every hour beyond that time; also that ten shillings per night be charged for use of piano; also that a special arrangement be made when the use of the Hall is required for the benefit of a local institution.

Alderman Bailey moved, and Alderman Bedford seconded, “the acceptance of Mr Moon’s tender for Kerbing and Guttering at four shillings and 11 pence per yard.” Carried.

Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Curtis, “that Mr Lee’s tender to perform the work in Queen Street for the sum of £37/0/0 be accepted”.

Council having resumed the Mayor reported the resolutions of Committee.

Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the resolutions of Committee reported by the Mayor be adopted.” Carried unanimously.

The Council then rose.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


 

Council Chamber 21st June 1870.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Larkin and Company offering to supply and deliver at a wharf in Sydney blue metal at nine shillings per ton. Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the Clerk reply and inform Messrs Larkin that the Council decline to make any arrangement for the supply of blue metal until they have inspected samples of stone proposed to be delivered.” carried.

2. From Mrs King in reference to the drain opposite her property in Camden Street. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report.” Carried.

3. From the Marrickville Council asking this Council to join in the formation and making of May Street. Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report.” Carried.

Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the Clerk be empowered to employ an extra horse and cart during formation of footpath Trafalgar Terrace.” Carried.

Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Bailey, “that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Marrickville Council and ask them to co-operate and pay one half the expense in metalling that portion of the Edgeware Road situate between Francis and Camden Streets.” Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 30th. June 1870

Special meeting by order of the Mayor.

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

Minutes:

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

The Mayor said he had convened the present meeting in order that the Council should consider the advisability of at once making By-Laws for regulating the proceedings of the Council, and the duties of the officers and servants of the Council, for determining the times and modes of collecting and enforcing payment of rates, and such other By-laws as may be deemed necessary to make.

Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, and carried, “that this Council do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to consider By-laws.”

After considerable discussion By-laws for determining the times and modes of collecting and enforcement of the payment of rates; also several By-laws for regulating the proceedings of the Council were agreed to by Committee.

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the Council do now resume and that the Mayor report progress and obtain leave for the Committee to meet again on Tuesday next 5th July.” Carried.

Council having resumed the Mayor reported progress and leave was granted for the Committee to meet again on the fifth instant.

Correspondence:

Letter from Mr S. Johnson asking permission to erect a colonnade balcony in front of his property over the footpath Newtown Road. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the request contained in the letter be acceded to.” Carried.

Alderman Munro said that Mr Clarke, of the Newtown public school, offered to give, gratuitously, a lecture, the proceeds to be devoted in aid of the Newtown “Free Library”. It was agreed to accept Mr Clarke’s offer.

Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Bailey, “that the Clerk inform the City Council that the metalling in Crescent Street is now completed and respectfully request them to remove, as soon as possible, the Enmore bus stand into that Street.” Carried.

The Council then rose,

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


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