Council Chambers 9th May 1872.

Special meeting, three o’clock PM.

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

Appeals against the assessment:

The Council having made certain arrangements with several appellants.

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Commissioner for Railways in reply to a letter from the Council, stating that the charge for bringing blue metal from the Emu siding to the Newtown Station will be three shillings and threepence per ton. Letter received.

2. From Mr J. T. Ryan further with regard to the supply of blue metal. Consideration of the letter postponed until next meeting.

Reports:

1. From the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £24/19/6, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £70/11/8. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

2. From the Committee for Works, respecting the offer made to the Council to take charge of certain streets in the O’Connell and Enmore Wards, recommending that the further consideration of the matter be postponed for a period of six months. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Questions:

In reply to a question by Alderman Conley, the Mayor informed the Council that the loan borrowed from Mr Webster is repayable in November next. A discussion took place as to the necessity of decreasing the debts of the Council, when it was unanimously agreed on the motion of Aldermen Conley and Galvin, “that the sum of £500 be reserved to assist in paying off, at the end of this year, the liabilities of the Council.

In reply to a second question, the Mayor said that under section 37 of the Municipalities Act it is compulsory for Mr H. Munro to vacate his seat in the Council.

On the motion of Alderman Galvin, a vote of thanks was unanimously accorded to his worship the Mayor for his cordial invitation to the Aldermen to a luncheon on the 24th ultimo.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that tenders be called for 200 cubic yards of second class white metal, to be laid down in Maria and John streets.” Carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the sum of £20 be voted to complete the guttering in certain lanes in O’Connell Ward”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 28th May 1872.

Present, the Mayor and Aldermen Bedford, Galvin, Henderson and Conley.

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr C. Wilson asking the Council to kerb and gutter the lane adjoining the residence of the Reverend A. Gilchrist. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report”. Carried.

2. From the Department of Lands informing the Council that Queen Street, in the Municipality of Newtown, has been aligned, by Gazette Notice of the 18th ultimo, and is now in charge of the Municipal authorities. Clerk instructed to place the letter with the records of the Council.

3. From Mr Ives respecting his rates on a piece of land in Egan Street. The Clerk was instructed to inform Mr Ives that he would have to pay the sum of 10 shillings in full of all demands to the end of present year.

4. From Mr Knipe, who was present, appealing against the assessment of his property in Denison Street. The Mayor informed Mr Knipe that the Council could not alter the assessment for this year as the appeal notice was not sent in in proper time.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the sum of £16 be voted for building a rubble wall in Wilson Street, opposite Mr Rolleston’s property, and that tenders be called for the performance of the same”. Carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that a further order be sent to Mr Ryan for 100 tons of blue metal to be used in Australia Street”.

Water supply:

The Mayor Andrew the attention of the Council to the importance of taking further steps respecting the supply of water to Newtown. After a short discussion it was agreed that a deputation be appointed, at the next Council meeting, to wait upon the Mayor of Sydney respecting the subject.

On the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Bedford the Council went into Committee to consider tenders for the supply of white metal.

Council having resumed, the Mayor reported that there was no eligible tender, and it was agreed to call for fresh tenders by next meeting.

Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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