Council Chambers 2nd September 1873.
Present the Mayor and Alderman Henderson, Conley, Fallick, Bedford, Cozens, Galvin, Smith and Goodsell.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Conley and Bedford.
The following letters were read and referred to the Committee for Works for their report.
1. From Mr Carter asking the Council to Kerb and Gutter a lane adjoining his premises.
2. From Mr Bramwell calling the attention of Council to the state of the drains in Sarah Street.
3. From the Commissioner for Railways, respecting the drainage off Newtown Road, down Erskineville lane, on to the railway, then into Mr Napthali’s land.
From several ratepayers, asking the Council to take immediate steps to open up the Road between Crescent Street and Trafalgar Terrace.
Letters were read from Mrs Rice and Mr Elstub complaining of a nuisance in the lane at the back of their premises. Both letters were referred to the Inspector of Nuisances for his report thereon.
The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £245/11/0, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £130 9/5/1. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.
Motions pursuant to notice:
Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the sum of £100 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering the worst places in the lanes in the Kingston Ward”. Carried.
Cleaning Kingston Ward:
By request of Alderman Smith, the Mayor read the specification for cleaning the Streets and lanes in the Kingston Ward. Alderman Smith asked the Mayor if the Carter carried out the conditions of specification.
The Mayor in reply said that the Carter refused to comply with the conditions of the specification, and if Mr Broadly persisted in not doing the work as specified he would not allow him to proceed with any portion of such cleaning.
Mr E. K. Wilson’s letter.
Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the Mayor be authorised to have about two yards of Guttering laid across the footpath in Oxford Street”. Carried.
Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Mayor convene a special meeting of the Alderman on Monday the 8th instant to suggest amendments of the present Municipalities Act, for the Mayor to submit at the conference meeting of Municipal Delegates to be held on Wednesday the 10th instant.”
Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.
Council Chambers 16th September 1873
Present the Mayor and Alderman Bedford, Henderson, Conley, Smith, Goodsell and Fallick.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Bedford.
1. Letter from the Treasury stating that the Government endowment for the last half year amounting to £208/6/10, has been placed to the credit of the Council in the Joint Stock Bank.
2. From Mr Pidcock (Secretary to the Municipal Conference) asking for certain information respecting the Borough of Newtown; also for the sum of one pound one shilling towards the cost of expense of the said conference. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the request contained in the letter be complied with”. Carried.
3. From the Reverend R. N. Morris asking the Council to make an alteration of the drainage at the south end of Station Street”. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee for Works for their report”. Carried.
4. From the Council Clerk, McDonald Town asking the Newtown Council to co-operate in repairing the portion of Erskineville Lane between the railway bridge and Union Street. Letter also referred to the Committee for Works for their report.
5. From Mr Elvins complaining of a nuisance in the lane adjoining his premises.
6. From Mr Burke complaining of a nuisance adjoining his premises.
Both letters were referred to the Inspector of Nuisances for his report thereon.
The Committee for Works brought up a report recommending;
That the Council do not lay down drain pipes at the north end of Erskineville Lane as requested by the Commissioner for Railways.
That the water tables in Sarah Street be cleaned out and the roadway repaired.
That the consideration of opening a Road between Station Street and Trafalgar Terrace be postponed until the Council is in a position to properly form Trafalgar Terrace.
Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.
Mr Wiles’ land:
Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the Mayor be authorised to affix the Corporate Seal to a document giving Mr Wiles possession of a piece of land at Enmore as shown on Mr Surveyor Woolrych plan and report”. Carried.
Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that application be made to the Government to align that portion of Enmore Road between Juliet and Francis Streets”. Carried.
Mr Broadly’s case:
The Council went into Committee to further consider Mr Broadly’s case.
On Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee were unanimous in considering Mr Broadly had every leniency shown him by the Council and that the Mayor had acted justly in preventing Mr Broadly from performing any further cleaning up on the Kingston Ward; also that the Clerk give notice to Mr Broadly to send an apology to the Council before the 27th instant for the language used by him in the presence of the Mayor and Council Clerk on the third instant, otherwise the Council will take proceedings for the libel uttered by Mr Broadly on that date.
Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.
Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.
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