Council Chambers 11th June 1872.

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

The declaration of office of Alderman Smith was laid on the table.

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr Auerbach asking the Council to repair the footpath opposite his property, Cooks River Road.

2. From the Reverend G. Sheppard asking the Council to kerb and gutter opposite the Baptist Church, Camperdown Road and Charles Street.

On the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Conley both letters were referred to the Committee for Works for their report.

Finance report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £191/14/6, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £19/7/7. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Water supply:

Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the Mayor with Aldermen Hobbs, Henderson, Goodsell, Smith and the mover be appointed a deputation to wait upon the Mayor of Sydney respecting the supply of Newtown with water; also with regard to widening that portion of the Newtown Road between Parramatta Road and the University plantation”. Carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that in accordance with the recommendation of the Committee for Works, dated 12th October 1871, a sum not exceeding £80, be voted for Kerbing and guttering 132 yards on the south west side of Queen Street, commencing at the Newtown Road; and that tenders be called for the performance of the same”. Carried.

2. By Aldermen Galvin, for the supply of blue metal, was withdrawn.

3. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that a sum not exceeding £75 be voted for Kerbing and guttering the south side of the Enmore Road between Station and Simmons streets and that tenders be called for the performance of the same”. Carried.

On the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Cozens the Council went into Committee to consider tenders as follows;

1. Kerbing and guttering in the O’Connell Ward.
2. Building a rubble wall in Wilson Street.
3. Supplying 200 cubic yards of white metal.

Council having resumed, the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend the acceptance of Messrs Kelly and West’s tender for the Kerbing and guttering at three shillings and sixpence and three shillings and nine pence per yard respectively and Mr Selby’s to build a rubble wall at seven shillings and sixpence per perch and Messrs Baker and Hill’s for supplying white metal at seven shillings and sixpence per yard broken to three inch gauge.

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

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 25th June 1872.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

Letter from the General Post Office, informing the Mayor that the Postmaster General will be happy to receive a deputation from the Suburban Municipal Councils in reference to the postage rates on letters passing between Sydney and the suburbs on the first proximo at 11 AM.

The Mayor informed the Council that he had invited the Mayors of Suburban Municipalities to form the above deputation.

Reports:

The Committee for Works brought up a report, recommending,

That Kerbing and guttering be laid in the front of the Baptist Church as requested by the Reverend G. Sheppard.

That a sum not exceeding £100 be voted for Kerbing and guttering, and rough guttering the worst places in the lanes of the Kingston Ward.

That the footpath Cook’s River Road, be repaired as requested by Mr Auerbach.

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that a sum of £60 be voted for purchasing and spreading 120 tons of Mr Ryan’s blue metal for repairing certain streets in the O’Connell Ward”.

Amendment, moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the consideration of the motion be postponed for three months”.

The amendment was put when Alderman Henderson called for a division. Ayes 5, Aldermen Cozens, Conley, Goodsell, Smith and Hobbs. Noes 2, Aldermen Galvin and Henderson.

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

2. Moved by Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that a sum not exceeding £40 be voted for Kerbing and guttering 160 yards of the Newtown Road between York Terrace and Bucknell Street and that tenders be called for the performance of the same”.

Amendment, moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the consideration of the motion be postponed for three months”.

The amendment was put and lost, Ayes 3, Aldermen Galvin, Henderson, and Hobbs. Noes 4, Aldermen Goodsell, Conley, Cozens and Smith.

The motion was put and carried.

3. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Aldermen Conley, “that a sum not exceeding £100 be voted for Kerbing and guttering and rough guttering the worst places in the lanes in the Kingston Ward, and that tenders be called for the performance of the same”. Carried.

On the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Henderson, the Council went into Committee to determine on tenders for Kerbing and guttering.

On Council resuming the Mayor reported, that the Committee recommend the acceptance of Mr Selby’s tenders for Queen Street at four shillings and eight pence per yard, and Enmore Road at five shillings and sixpence per yard.

Report adopted on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Smith.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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