Council Chambers 1st October 1872.

Present the Mayor and Aldermen Henderson, Conley, Cozens, Galvin, Smith and Goodsell.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Cozens.

Correspondence:

Letter from the Municipal Council of Petersham agreeing to carry out the work in Liberty Street as requested by the Newtown Council.

2. From certain ratepayers in May Street, asking the Council to kerb and gutter a portion of that Street. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report”. Carried.

3. From the Council Clerk, Central Illawarra, asking this Council to co-operate and memorialise the Government to continue the full endowment to all Municipalities. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Clerk reply and state that the Newtown Council are willing to co-operate with other Councils in so desirable an object”. Carried.

4. From the Department of Lands asking the Council if they are prepared with their moiety of the cost of widening that portion of the Enmore Road between Juliet and Francis streets.

The Mayor informed the Council that he had arranged with the Mayor of Marrickville to endeavour to complete the matter in accordance with the Government surveyor’s report.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £94/19/8, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £3/0/10. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Road through “Kings Clear”:

The Mayor reported what steps had been taken by the conference meeting of Municipal delegates respecting the opening of the above Road. Alderman Henderson, one of the delegates who waited upon the Minister for Lands, stated that the Road was now marked out and that the alignment would be proceeded with as soon as possible.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 15th October 1872.

Present the Mayor and Aldermen Galvin, Henderson, Conley, Hobbs, Goodsell, Cozens, Smith and Bedford.

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting were read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Cozens.

Water supply:

In reply to a question by Alderman Conley, the Mayor said that the City Council had made 3 or 4 applications to the Minister for Lands for a piece of land near the Newtown Toll Bar, for the purpose of constructing a reservoir thereon, but they had not succeeded in obtaining the land, although they expected to in a short time.

Kerbing and guttering:

In reply to a question by Aldermen Galvin, the Mayor said that tenders had been called for Kerbing and guttering the following streets Kingston Ward, viz. Oxford, Baltic, Albermarle, Charles and Camperdown Road.

Motion pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that a sum not exceeding £10 be voted for Kerbing and guttering in front of the Baptist Church”.

Enmore Road, widening of:

The Mayor informed the Council that there is every probability of the matter being shortly completed in a satisfactory manner to all parties interested.

Tenders:

On the motion of Aldermen Smith and Bedford, the Council went into Committee to consider tenders for Kerbing and guttering on the Newtown Road, and certain streets in the Kingston Ward.

On Council resuming, the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend that the Kerbing and guttering on the Newtown Road be postponed for a period of four months, and that Mr Selby’s tender for the Kerbing and guttering in the Kingston Ward at five shillings and sixpence per yard, be accepted.

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the report be adopted “. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 29th October 1872.

Present the Mayor and Aldermen Henderson, Conley, Smith, Cozens, and Goodsell and Hobbs.

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Sydney Volunteer Fire Company, No 2, appealing to the Council for pecuniary assistance in aid of the Company. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the Clerk reply and state that the Council are not, at present, in a position to comply with the request contained in the letter”. Carried.

2. From the manager of the Newtown Omnibus Company soliciting the co-operation of the Council to abolish the omnibus stand in Crescent Street, and in lieu thereof to appoint a stand on the north side of the Stanmore Road. Moved by Aldermen Henderson, seconded by Aldermen Goodsell, “that the consideration of the letter be postponed until next Council meeting”. Carried.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £214/15/4, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £46/17/4. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Committee for Works:

Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that Aldermen Goodsell, Bedford, Cozens, Smith and the mover be appointed a Committee for Works for the remainder of the current year”. Carried.

Mrs Dickson’s fence:

The Clerk was instructed to give Mrs Dickson notice to remove her fence off the Cook’s River Road and to erect the same on the proper alignment of that Road.

The Mayor said that several complaints had been made to him that a set of ruffians met in small mobs on the main Road and amused themselves by insulting respectable females. He would draw the attention of the police to the matter, and if they did not succeeded in suppressing the nuisance complained of, he would communicate with the Inspector General on the subject.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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