Council Chambers 6th September 1870.

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

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

Correspondence:

Letter from Mr A. Bedford offering for sale, three paintings. Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Curtis, “that the Clerk inform Mr Bedford that the Council is not in a position to purchase the paintings, and to request him to remove from the Hall, at his earliest convenience, the painting now before the Council.” Carried.

Reports:

1. From the By-laws Committee.

For regulating the proceedings of the Council of the Borough of Newtown and the duties of the officers and servants of such Council, for preserving order at meetings of the said Council, for determining the times and 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, 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 Conley, “that the report be received, and that the By-laws be recommitted, and their adoption taken into consideration at a later period of the evening.” Carried.

2. From the Committee for Works reporting;

1. That having made a further inspection of the Kerbing and Guttering recently executed in Mechanic and Brick Streets, and the Camperdown Road O’Connell Ward desire that the Council will order the gutters to be cleaned and inspect the same.

2. That Mr Birnie met your Committee as requested by the Council but he still withholds his sanction to any deeper cutting being made in Queen Street.

3. That the north side of the lane at the rear of Mr Hoffman’s cottages situate in Lennox Street be Kerbed and Guttered at a cost not exceeding £5.

4. That one alignment post be erected at each end of the lane adjoining Mr Matchett’s property Wellington Street.

Report received, and adopted at a later period of the evening on the motion of Alderman Munro and Conley.

Motion pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Munro, “that a sum not exceeding £30 be voted for reforming and Kerbing and Guttering both sides of Nelson Street between Campbell Street and Newtown Road.” Carried unanimously.

Moved by Alderman Munro, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that a vote of thanks be recorded on the minutes book to Messrs C. Wilson, and James Conley for their efficient services as auditors during the current year.” Carried unanimously.

By-laws:

The Council having made a few alterations in part V, Alderman Munro moved, and Alderman Cozens seconded, “that the By-laws as amended be now adopted by this Council, and that they be forwarded for confirmation as required by law.”. Carried.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 20th September 1870.

Present the Mayor, and Alderman Conley, Curtis, Bailey and Hobbs.

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr R. Dransfield asking the Council to Kerb and Gutter a portion of Lord Street. Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Bailey, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report.” Carried.

2. From Mr J. Kelly in reference to the drain through his property. Moved by Alderman Curtis, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report. Carried.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £192/16/5, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £22/17/5. Report received, and adopted at a later period of the evening, on the motion of Aldermen Curtis and Hobbs.

The Mayor drew the attention of Council to the necessity of taking further steps towards the removal of the fence now standing on the Enmore Road opposite Mr Henry’s residence; also with regard to making good that portion of the Enmore Road, he said that Mr Thomas West is willing to supply, on credit, a sufficient quantity of metal to make good the Enmore Road between the Messrs Phillips and the Breillatt’s gates.

Moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the Mayor be empowered to take such steps as he may deem necessary towards removing the fence in question; also to make good the roadway as soon as possible.” Carried.

Alderman Hobbs asked what charge would be made to the Baptist denomination for use of the Hall on Sundays for the purpose of holding divine service therein. After a short of discussion it was decided that the consideration of the question be made an order of the day for next Council meeting.

The Council then rose.

Signed, Joseph Kingsbury, Mayor.


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