Council Chambers 4th March 1873.

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

Minutes:

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

Reports:

1. From the Committee for Works, recommending that the lane adjoining Mr Gilchrist’s residence be Kerb and Guttered the whole length between Wellington and Regent Streets.

That 66 feet of Kerbing and Guttering be laid in Lennox Street opposite Mr Behag’s property.

That the Council do not expend any money on the drain running through the premises occupied by Mr Morris.

That a man be employed in each Ward for the purpose of having a general cleanup.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the report be received”. Carried.

2. The Mayor read a report from the Joint Committees of Newtown and Camperdown recommending that each Council appoint a place to deposit the night soil of the Borough.

After a lengthy discussion the Mayor was authorised to obtain Counsel’s opinion as to the liability of the Council appointing a place on private property, within the Borough, to deposit night soil.

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Smith, “that the night soil Committee be abolished”. Carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that a sum not exceeding £35 be voted to construct a brick culvert across Australia Street to Bedford Street, provided the Road Trustees pay two-thirds of the cost of the work”.

Amendment, moved by Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the consideration of the motion be postponed”. Carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the Finance Committee be instructed to prepare and submit to this Council an estimate of the probable amount that will be required for the now current year etc., in accordance with section 164 of the Municipalities Act of 1867”. Carried.

3. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the sum of £15 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Crescent Street, commencing at the railway bridge.

Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the Mayor be empowered to have the work done as soon as possible”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


Council Chambers 18th March 1873.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr Swift calling the attention of Council to the state of the crossing at the intersection of Hordern Street and Newtown Road. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the matter be left in the hands of the Mayor to give instructions to make the necessary repairs to the crossing”. Carried.

2. From the solicitor to the Council respecting the depositing of night soil within the Borough. Letter received.

3. From Mrs Thompson complaining that the drain pipes laid through her premises are not sufficient to carry off the surplus water during heavy rains. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the Clerk reply, and refer Mrs Thompson to the Borough of Camperdown as the pipes were laid by that body”. Carried.

Balance sheet:

The balance sheet for the last half-year, duly audited, was read and adopted on the motion of Aldermen Smith and Fallick.

Reports:

1. From the Finance Committee, as follows;

In accordance with a resolution passed in Council on the 4th instant, your Committee beg to submit the following estimate of the probable amount (that is to say, £1531) which will be required for the now current year in addition to any tolls, rates, or dues levied or authorised to be levied within this municipality, and to any probable income from fines, voluntary contributions, endowment or any other source of revenue to carry on the fencing, making and repairing of any roads, bridges, punts, wharves, piers or other Public Works within this municipality, and any other expenses necessary in carrying into effect the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1867.

Probable expenditure:

Constructing and repairing roads and other improvements.

Enmore Ward............................. £400/0/0
Kingston Ward........................... £366/0/0
The O'Connell Ward...................... £400/0/0

Total................................... £1166/0/0

General expenses.

Council Clerk and librarian.............. £175/0/0
Inspector of Nuisances................... £10/0/0
Printing, advertising etc................ £20/0/0
Interest on loans........................ £90/0/0
Interest on cash credit.................. £40/0/0
Election expenses and valuers............ £20/0/0
Incidental expenses...................... £10/0/0

Total.................................... £365/0/0
Grand total......................................... £1531/0/0

Probable receipts:

Rates Enmore Ward........................ £413/0/0
Rates Kingston Ward...................... £359/0/0
Rates O'Connell Ward..................... £453/0/0
Government endowment..................... £306/0/0

Total............................................... £1531/0/0

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

2. From the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £230/15/10, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £88/13/0. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

3. From the Committee for Works recommending that tenders be called for cleaning certain Streets and lanes in each Ward, and that 12 feet of 18 inch drainpipes be laid in the Edgeware Road opposite Mr Brown’s shop. Moved by Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Aldermen Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the sum of £100 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering portions of May, Lord and Maria Streets”. Carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that tenders be called for the day work cartage required to be performed in the Borough during present year”. Carried.

3. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that separate tenders be called for cleaning the Streets and lanes; also for forming other scavenger’s work in each Ward during present year”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that application be made to the Government to proclaim Newtown a Town, to be known and styled as the “Town of Newtown”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 

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