Council Chambers 14th October 1873.
Present the Mayor and Alderman Fallick, Henderson, Conley, Bedford, Cozens, Smith, Goodsell and Galvin.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Bedford.
1. Letter from Mr A. Hinchcliff complaining of a nuisance caused by the drainage of the Stanmore Road on to his property. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report”. Carried.
2 from Mr Crocker further with regard to the drainage of his property on to the premises of Mrs Thompson. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Clerk reply and state that the Newtown Council consider that they have made ample provision for draining that portion of the Borough and refer Mr Crocker to the Camperdown Council to remedy the evil now complained of”. Carried.
3. From the Reverend P. Fitzpatrick, asking permission to fence in a portion of the north side of Lennox Street, and, in lieu thereof he will give up possession to the Council sufficient land on the south side of the Street so that the proper width of the street shall not interfered with. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the request be complied with, and that the work be carried out under supervision of the Council Clerk as shown on the Council’s plan”. Carried.
4. From Mr H. R. Smith, complaining that Mr Kettle has stopped the drain that runs from Camden Street through his garden and requests the Council to make better provision for carrying the drainage through to Bligh Street without injury to his property. Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report”. Carried.
The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £205/14/3, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £43/5/4. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.
The Committee for Works brought up a report, recommending a reply be sent to the Council of McDonald Town, stating that the Newtown Council have no funds at present available for proceeding with the proposed work in Erskineville Lane, but at a future date this Council will be willing to pay one half the cost of the proposed work. Moved by Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the report be adopted “. Carried.
Motion pursuant to notice:
Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the sum of £125 be voted for blue metalling a portion of the Enmore Road provided the Road Trustees give £25 and the Kingston and O’Connell Wards each lend the Enmore Ward £25 towards the cost of the work.
Amendment, moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the word O’Connell Ward be struck out the motion”.
The amendment was put, Ayes,3. Alderman Galvin, Henderson and Fallick. Noes, 5. Alderman Cozens, Goodsell, Smith, Conley and Bedford.
The amendment was lost, the motion was put and carried.
The Council went into Committee to consider tenders for Kerbing and Guttering in Campbell Street O’Connell Ward and certain lanes in the Kingston Ward.
On Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend the acceptance of Mr Sly’s tender at five shillings per yard.
Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.
Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.
Council Chambers 30th October 1873.
Present the Mayor and Alderman Henderson, Bedford, Conley, Galvin, Smith, Goodsell and Cozens.
The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed on the motion of Alderman Conley and Goodsell.
Letter from Mr J. Sly asking the Council to cancel his agreement for Kerbing and Guttering. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that in accordance with Mr Sly’s request this Council hereby agrees to cancel his agreement”. Carried unanimously.
Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Mayor be authorised to arrange with Mr Selby to complete Mr Sly’s contract for the sum of five shillings per yard, otherwise that fresh tenders be called for the performance of the work”. Carried.
The Mayor reported that no tenders had been sent in for ballasting Bucknell Street. Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the work be performed by day labour”. Carried.
The Council then rose.
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