Council Chambers 9th July 1872.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Sydney Town Clerk, stating that the City Council intend to make application to the Government for a grant of a piece of land in the vicinity of the Newtown Toll Bar, as a site for the construction of a reservoir for the supply of water to the districts which cannot be reached from the existing reservoirs.

2. From Mr E. M. Hunt, respecting the alterations of the direction and width of Forbes Street; also the removal of the metal off the old Road. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Clerk prepare an estimate of the probable cost of forming Forbes Street as aligned by the Government, and that immediate instructions be given to remove the metal off the old Road, so as to enable Mr Hunt to proceed with the fencing of his land without any delay”. Carried.

3. From Mr J. W. Dickson, in reply to an application from this Council, asking Mrs Dickson to appoint a time to receive a deputation respecting the removal of her fence now standing on Wells Street, stating that Mrs Dickson neither feels inclined nor entitled to give up any portion of her land on Wells Street to the Borough of Newtown.

After a short discussion in which it was shown that the Council did not require any of Mrs Dickson’s land, but that her fence now an encroachment on Wells Street, should be removed to the proper alignment of that Street, as marked out by the Government surveyor. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the Clerk give Mrs Dickson the usual notice not to repair her fence etc.”

Water supply:

The Mayor laid on the table a pamphlet on the Georges River, as a source of water supply for Sydney and its suburbs.

Petition:

Alderman Galvin, presented a petition from 15 ratepayers in Camden Street, Enmore Ward, asking for certain improvements in the watercourse on the southern side of that Street. He moved, “that the same be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report thereon to be furnished at the next Council meeting”. Seconded by Alderman Henderson and carried.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £87/8/5, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £35/2/0. Report adopted on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Goodsell.

The Mayor reported the result of the late deputation to the Postmaster General on Suburban postal charges.

Motion pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that a sum not exceeding £14 be voted to purchase blue metal for repairing certain streets in the O’Connell Ward”.

Amendment, moved by Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that no more metal be brought into the O’Connell Ward until the white metal now on hand be used.”

The motion was carried by the Mayor giving his original and casting votes in favour of it.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Aldermen Goodsell, “that on and after the 15th instant, the stone breakers be paid three shillings and sixpence per ton for breaking the blue metal”. Carried.

The Council took into consideration the metal delivered by Messrs Baker and Hill, and as it was shown that the metal was not according to sample it was decided to offer them six shillings and sixpence per yard for the stone delivered and not to have any more brought in.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Council Chambers 23rd July 1872.

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

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr Pakes asking the Council to alter a drain running through his property. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report”. Carried.

2. From the Council Clerk of Petersham requesting to be informed whether this Council will co-operate in the formation etc. of Liberty Street. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Smith, “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 £69/15/6, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £58/9/3. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Hobbs, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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