Council Chambers 12th November 1872.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr S. C. Brown with copy of Cobden Club Essays for 1871-72, forwarded by the Hon the Colonial Secretary as a present for the Newtown Free Library. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Aldermen Henderson, “that the Clerk reply, and respectfully request Mr Brown to convey the thanks of the Council to the Hon H. Parkes Esq for his kind and valuable donation to the Newtown Free Library.” Carried unanimously.

2. From Messrs Holdsworth and Brown stating that it appears that Mrs Dickson’s fence has fallen down through the workmen of the Council having improperly cut down the footpath. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the Clerk reply and inform Messrs Holdsworth and Brown, that the footpath in question was not cut down by the Council’s workmen, but by the Road Trustees, and that any further communication upon the subject must be referred to the Council’s solicitor (Mr S. C. Brown) who is also Chairman of the Road Trustees”. Carried.

2. From Mr J. Kingsbury asking the Council to use their interest to remove the omnibus stand from Crescent Street to Stanmore Road.

Petition:

The Mayor laid on the table a petition from 140 residents of Newtown on the same subject. Received and to be taken into consideration at a later period of the evening.

Report:

The Committee for Works brought up a report recommending that portions of Camden and May Streets be kerbed and guttered as soon as the Council have the funds to carry out the work. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the report be received and adopted”.

Amendment, moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Aldermen Henderson, “that the report be not received”.

The amendment was put and lost. The motion was put and carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Aldermen Conley, “that application be made to the Trustees of the Cook’s River Road for a moiety of the cost of Kerbing and guttering between York Terrace and Mr Brown’s entrance”. Carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Smith, that the resolution adopted by the Council on the 15th ultimo postponing for a period of four months the acceptance of a tender for Kerbing and guttering on the Newtown Road, be rescinded”.

Amendment.

Aldermen Galvin, moved the previous question, Aldermen Henderson seconded. A division was called for, when the resolution was carried, Ayes,5, Aldermen Goodsell, Smith, Conley, Cozens and Bedford. Noes, 2, Aldermen Galvin and Henderson.

Order of the day:

Further consideration of Mr Webber’s letter respecting the removal of the omnibus stand from Crescent Street to Stanmore Road. After a short discussion, Alderman Henderson moved, Aldermen Bedford seconded, “that the further consideration of the matter be postponed until next Council meeting”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor


 

Council Chambers 26th November 1872.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Treasury, stating that the sum of £300 has been placed in the Joint Stock Bank to the credit of the Mayor towards the cost of widening Enmore Road. Letter received.

2. From the Department of Lands, with a copy of the plan showing the alignment of Lord Street. Letter also received.

3. From the manager of the Newtown Omnibus Company respecting removal of the omnibus stand. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Aldermen Bedford, “that the letter be received and considered with the order of the day”. Carried.

4. From Mr A. Carter asking the Council to kerb and gutter in front of his new cottages in Lennox Street. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Aldermen Cozens, “that the letter be received and that the Mayor be authorised to comply with the request contained in the letter”. Carried.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £207/16/4, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £21/15/0. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Aldermen Goodsell, “that the report be received, and adopted”. Carried.

Order of the day:

Consideration of petition received at last meeting from residents of Newtown and Marrickville, asking the Council to use their influence to remove the omnibus stand from Crescent Street to Stanmore Road.

After a long discussion, Aldermen Smith moved, Aldermen Goodsell seconded, “that the further consideration of the matter be postponed for the present”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the Clerk make application to the Newtown Omnibus Company respectfully requesting they will place six more omnibuses on the line of Road between Sydney and the Stanmore bus stand”. Carried.

Postal reduction:

Alderman Smith drew the attention of Council to a paragraph in the Sydney morning Herald, in which it appears that the Hon G. A. Lloyd (Postmaster General) has acceded to the wishes of the Suburban Municipalities, the Government having decided to reduce the postage to 1 penny in all the Suburban districts within ten miles of the city boundary, he therefore moved, “that a vote of thanks be recorded in the minute book to his worship the Mayor, for initiating the matter, and for the energy displayed by him during the past two years, by inducing representations of other Councils to co-operate with him in the matter”. Seconded by Alderman Conley and carried unanimously.

The Mayor in returning thanks for the unanimous expression of opinion, said it was a pleasure to assist in performing anything for the good of the public, especially as in this case, it terminated successfully.

Tenders:

The Council then went into Committee to determine on tenders for Kerbing and guttering on the Newtown Road.

On Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee recommends the acceptance of Mr Selby’s tender at six shillings per yard. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Aldermen Goodsell, “that the report be adopted”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor


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