Council Chambers 5th July 1870.
Present the Mayor and Aldermen Curtis, Bailey, Hobbs, Cozens and Galvin.
The minutes of the previous meeting where read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Bailey and Curtis.
1. Letter from Mr McAnally stating that he would sell a sufficient quantity of land to widen the Enmore Road to its proper alignment for the sum of £300. Letter laid on the table.
2. From the Sydney Town Clerk respecting the removal of the Enmore omnibus stand to Crescent Street, stating that the City Council have postponed the consideration of the matter until the end of the year.”
Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the letter be received, and that application be made to the City Council to appoint a bus stand, as soon as possible, in Crescent Street.” Carried.
3. From Mr H. Phillips consenting to the removal of his fence to widen the Enmore Road, provided the Council agree to complete the Kerbing and Guttering opposite his property before the 1st January 1871. Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the Clerk be authorised to inform Mr Phillips that the Kerbing and Guttering shall be completed on or before the 31st January 1871.” Carried.
Alderman Hobbs asked for the use of the large Hall, for one evening, free of charge, for the purpose of giving an entertainment for the benefit of Mr Pidcock.
After a short discussion, Alderman Bailey moved, and Alderman Cozens seconded, “that the request be complied with.” Carried.
1. The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £176/11/10 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £10/1/3. Report adopted on the motion of Aldermen Curtis and Cozens.
The Mayor laid before the Council an account from R. Banks for £15/08/0 for preparing Pans and Specifications and superintending the enlargement of the Town Hall. Moved by Alderman Hobbs, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the account be paid.”
After a short discussion the motion was put and unanimously carried.
The Committee for Works brought up a report recommending —
1. That the consideration of the letter from the Marrickville Council to join in the formation of May Street be postponed.
2. That a watercourse be constructed halfway across Bishopsgate Street at it’s intersection with Oxford Street to the Camperdown boundary.
3. That they have inspected the localities referred to by Mrs King, and are of opinion that the damage sustained by her did not occur by or through any negligence on the part of the Council, ample provision having been made to drain that portion of Camden Streets; also that the improvements made by Mr Coates will prevent a similar disaster to that complained of by Mrs King.
Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the report of the Committee for Works be received and adopted.” Carried.
On the motion of Alderman Galvin and Curtis the Council went into Committee to further consider By-laws.
Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that this Committee do now adjourn until Tuesday next 12th instant.” Carried.
Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.
Council Chambers 12th. July 1870.
Special meeting: by order of the Mayor.
Present the Mayor and Alderman Munro, Conley, Cozens and Bedford.
The minutes of previous meeting were read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Cozens and Conley.
Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that a deputation consisting of the Mayor, Alderman Cozens and the mover, be appointed in conjunction with members of the Marrickville Council to wait upon the Hon the Minister for Works and urge upon him the importance of proceeding without delay with the proposed widening of the Newtown railway bridge, and that the Member of Parliament for the electorate be invited to join the deputation.” Carried.
Motions pursuant to notice.
Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the following resolution adopted on the 23rd February 1869 be now rescinded, Viz.., “that the meetings of this Council be held on the first and third Tuesdays in each and every month.” Carried.
Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the meetings of this Council be held every alternate Tuesday at half past 7 o’clock, commencing on the 12th. instant.” Carried.
On the motion of Aldermen Munro and Bedford the Council went into Committee to further consider By-laws.
Council having resumed the Mayor reported progress and obtained leave for the Committee to meet again on the 26th. instant.
The Council then rose.
Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.
Council Chambers 26th. July 1870.
Present the Mayor and Aldermen Munro, Curtis, Conley, Bailey and Bedford.
The minutes of the previous meeting where read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Munro and Conley.
1. From the Marrickville Council in reply to a request to join in metalling the Edgeware Road, between Camden and Francis Streets, stating that when allotting the money to the different Roads in the Borough, they voted £10 for the repair of the Road in question, and that they are now willing to extend that sum to metal that portion of the Road referred to.
Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Curtis, “that the sum of £30 be at once expended in metalling the Edgeware Road, provided the Marrickville Council pay to the Mayor of Newtown, on or before the 31st August next, the sum of £10; and agree to pay a further sum of £5 towards the cost of the said work, on or before the 30th June 1871.” Carried.
2. From the Marrickville Council asking the appointment of a deputation to consult with a deputation from that Council, with a view to the adoption of some co-operative action by the two Councils, in order to ensure a better regulation of the omnibus service of the respective Boroughs.
Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the Mayor, Aldermen Bailey and Munro be appointed to consult with the Marrickville representatives respecting the omnibus service to the two Boroughs.” Carried.
3. From Mr C. Rolleston, requesting on behalf of the Directors of the Newtown Penny Bank, the use of a room in the Town Hall for one night in each week.
Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Curtis, “that the request contained in the letter be acceded to.” Carried.
4. From Mr Crocker asking for a reduction on the assessment of his property.
Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the Clerk reply and inform Mr Crocker that the Council cannot alter the assessment for the current year.” Carried.
5. From Mr Blakey asking for the use of the Hall for one afternoon and one evening in each week for the purpose of giving lessons in dancing.
After a short discussion it was decided that Mr Blakey could have the use of the Hall, during the afternoon only, for the above purpose.
The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £165/18/2 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £66/12/4. Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the report be received and adopted.” Carried.
The Mayor reported the result of the interview with the Minister for Works respecting the widening of the Newtown railway bridge.
The Mayor laid before the Council a letter from Paling and Co. reminding them that the time for which they hired the piano would expire on the third of next month, and it was now time for them to consider what further arrangement should be made respecting the instrument; he said there is a sum of £10/10/0, the proceeds of a concert and hire of piano, which can be appropriated towards purchasing the instrument in question.
After a short discussion Alderman Munro moved, Alderman Bailey seconded, “that the piano be purchased in accordance with the conditions, and some mentioned in the agreement (£55.) when the instrument was hired.” Carried unanimously.
Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the Municipal Councils, Marrickville, Camperdown and Darlington be invited to appoint a deputation to consult with a deputation from this Council, and to wait upon the Postmaster General with a view to obtaining a reduction on the postage rates to and from the City of Sydney and Suburbs.” Carried.
Motions pursuant to notice:
Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Munro, “that a sum not exceeding £66 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering the south side of Charles Street as far as Australia Street.” Carried.
The Council Clerk was authorised to purchase a letter press and everything complete for copying letters.
Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to further consider By-laws.” Carried.
On Council resuming, the Mayor brought up a report of By-laws for the regulation of the Council’s proceedings, the duties of the Officers and Servants of such Council, for preserving order at meetings of the said Council, for determining times and the modes of collecting and enforcing payment of rates, for preventing and extinguishing fires, for suppressing nuisances and houses of ill fame, compelling residents to keep their premises free from offensive or unwholesome matters, aligning and cleansing Roads and Streets, for preserving public decency, for the regulation of public vehicles plying for hire within the said Borough and generally maintaining the good rule and government of the said Borough.
Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Bailey, “that the By-laws be received, and printed, and their adoption taken into consideration at the next meeting of Council.” Carried.
The Council then rose.
Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.
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