Council Chambers 9th August 1870.
Present the Mayor and Alderman Hobbs, Bedford, Bailey, Conley, Munro, Curtis, Cozens and Galvin.
The minutes of previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Alderman Conley and Bailey.
1. Letter from the Secretary to the Newtown Mutual Improvement Association requesting the use of the Town Hall for the purpose of giving an entertainment in connection with that Association. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the request be acceded to.” Carried.
2. From the Council Clerk of Darlington stating that the Mayor of that Borough would attend with the delegates appointed to wait upon the Postmaster General with regard to obtaining a reduction on the postal charges between the City and Suburbs. Letter received.
Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Curtis, “that the Mayor and Alderman Bailey be appointed to represent this Council relative to obtaining a reduction on the postal charges.” Carried.
3. From Mr C. Rolleston thanking the Council on behalf of the Directors of the Newtown Penny Bank for offering them the use of a room in the Town Hall for their weekly meetings; also requesting the Council to leave the matter open for further consideration. It was unanimously agreed that the request be acceded to.
The Committee for Works brought up a report recommending;
1. That Kerbing and Guttering be laid in St Mary Street from the Camperdown boundary to the north side of Mrs Briggs property; also that the roadway of that portion of St Mary Street be metalled.
2. The Mr J. Lee has completed his contract in a satisfactory manner.
3. That with regard to Mr Lawson’s letter stating that owners of property in Queen Street will give £5 if the Council will cut down the street from 12 to 15 inches lower than Mr Lees contract.
Your Committee recommended that the sum of £8 be voted, and that Mr Lee be offered the sum of 13 pounds, to cut down the street 12 inches lower, and re-form the same, provided that all owners of property that would be affected by such extra cutting give their consent, in writing, to the Council, for such alterations.
Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the report be received and adopted.” Carried unanimously.
Motions pursuant to notice:
1. Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Munro, “that the sum of £30 be voted to re-form the Missenden Road as recommended by the Works Committee.”
Amendment moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the work be not carried out as recommended by the Committee.”
The Amendment was put and lost. The motion was put and carried.
2. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Bailey, “that a sum not exceeding £80 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering the north side of the Enmore Road between London and Wilford Streets, and that tenders be called for the performance of the same, payment to be made in full six months after due completion of the whole of the work.” Carried.
Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the Clerk be instructed to prepare a plan and section of the levels of Missenden Road and submit an estimate of the probable cost of re-forming that portion of the Road recommended by the Works Committee, and that tenders be called for the performance of such work.” Carried.
Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Munro, “that the offer of Mr Kelly to lay Kerb and Guttering in St Mary Street at four shillings and nine pence per yard be accepted.” Carried.
On the motion of Alderman Bailey and Bedford the Council went into Committee to further consider By-laws.”
Clause 1 to 25, also 27 to 38 were agreed to, the Committee adjourned until the 23rd instant.
Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.
Council Chambers 23rd August 1870.
Present the Mayor, and Alderman Conley, Munro, Bailey, Curtis, Cozens, Bedford and Hobbs.
The minutes of previous meeting read, and confirmed on the motion of Alderman Bailey and Bedford.
1. Letter from residents and owners of property in Queen Street, asking the Council to cut down that street in order to afford better drainage. Alderman Curtis said he had seen Mr Birney whose property would be most affected if the street in question were cut down any lower, and that gentlemen informed Mr Curtis he should oppose and object to the street being cut down any lower opposite his property. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that Mr Birney be requested to meet the Committee for Works in reference to the proposed alteration of the levels of Queen Street”. Carried.
2. From the Marrickville Council agreeing to hand over to the Mayor of Newtown before 31st instant, the sum of £10 sterling; also agreeing to pay to the Newtown Council a further sum of £5 on or before 30th June 1871 towards the cost of metalling the Edgeware Road. Received and placed with the records of the Council.
3. From the Marrickville Council agreeing to the recommendations of the representatives of the two councils, relative to the omnibus service and the main roads of the two Boroughs. Letter received and taken into consideration at a later period of the evening.
4. From the Chief Secretary’s Office agreeing to the list of books submitted for approval proposed to be purchased for the Newtown Free Library. Letter referred to the Library Committee.
The Mayor laid on the table the balance sheet for the last half year, duly audited. Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Curtis, “that the balance sheet for the last half year be received and adopted, and published as required by law.” Carried.
1. The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £189/14/11, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £12/3/0. Report received, and adopted at a later period of the evening on the motion of Aldermen Conley and Cozens.
2. From the Committee for Works recommending;
1. “That the Missenden Road at its intersection with Longdown Street be cut down 18 inches, and re-formed between Richard Street and the Newtown Road.”
2. “That application be made to the Government to align Bligh and Queen Street’s, O’Connell Ward.”
3. “That Nelson Street be re-formed and Kerbed and Guttered between Campbell Street and Newtown Road.”
Report received, at a later period of the evening its adoption was taken into consideration, when Alderman Curtis objected to clause 1. He considered it would be time enough to make the alteration in the Missenden Road after Wilson, Queen and other Streets in the O’Connell Ward are metalled.
The report was adopted on the motion of Alderman Munro and Bailey. The Clerk reported that it would cost £55/8/0 to make the alterations to the Missenden Road as recommended by the Works Committee.
3. The Mayor laid on the table a report and draft petition relative to the omnibus service and the main roads to Newtown and Marrickville.
Report received, when Alderman Munro pursuant to notice, moved, “that the recommendations of the delegates appointed to confer with the representatives of the Marrickville Council relative to the omnibus service and main roads of the two Boroughs be, and the same are, hereby approved and adopted by this Council.” Carried.
On the motion of Alderman Bailey and Hobbs the Council went into Committee to determine on tenders for Kerbing and Guttering to be laid on the Enmore Road.
Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the tender of Mr Selby to perform the work at six shillings per lineal yard be accepted.” Carried.
On the motion of Alderman Bailey and Curtis the Council resumed, and the Mayor reported resolution of Committee. Report adopted on the motion of Alderman Curtis and Conley.
On the motion of Aldermen Munro and Cozens the Council went into Committee to further consider By-laws. Parts one, two and three were agreed to, when on the motion of Aldermen Munro and Cozens the Council resumed, the Chairman reported progress and obtained leave for the Committee to sit again on Monday 29th. instant, at half past 7 PM.
The Council then rose.
Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.
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