Town Hall, December 1st 1874.

Present the Mayor with Aldermen Henderson, Fallick, Bedford, Goodsell and Smith.


The minutes of the previous meeting held on the 17th ultimo were read and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Goodsell.


1. Letter read from Mr A. Hinchcliff stating his objection to pay one half cost of Kerbing and guttering a portion of Wellington Street. Resolved that the matter be left in the hands of the Mayor.

2. From Cook’s River Road Trust stating that they could not co-operate with the Council for the remuneration of the Newtown Pound keeper. Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be laid on the table”. Carried.

3. From the Pound keeper asking the Council for a subsidy of £20/0/0 per annum, in consequence of the impounding fees proving smaller and he anticipated. It was agreed on the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Council pay him not or less than £15/0/0, a year, payment to commence from first January 1875, on the Marrickville Council having promised to contribute to the same.

The deputation, railway bridge.

The Mayor reported that the deputation appointed by the Council had waited on the Hon the Minister for Works with the petition respecting the widening of the Newtown railway bridge and that the Minister had promised to bring the matter before the Executive Council and to do what he could to carry out the wishes of the Memorialists.

Finance report.

A report was brought up from the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £191/17/5, and recommending the payment of further accounts amounting to £22/16/0. It was received and adopted on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Fallick.

Order of the day.

Mr M. Chapman’s letter. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the Council having duly considered the proposed amended Bill for the Regulation of Public Vehicles, declined to assist carrying it into law. Carried unanimously.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.



Town Hall, December 15th 1874.

Present the Mayor with the whole Council.


The minutes of the meeting held on first instant were read and confirmed.


1. Letter read from Mr Earl in reference to lane at rear of his premises. The matter was left in the hands of the Mayor.

2. From Mr Bullen asking the Council for 8 hours as a days work. Postponed until the commencement of the next Municipal year.

3. From the Mayor of Redfern asking the co-operation of this Council in supporting such candidates for Parliament as are in favour of permanent Endowment being extended to Municipalities. The letter was received with due respect.

4. From the Petersham Council asking payment of account due for Works done in Liberty Street. Moved by Alderman Smith seconded by Alderman Galvin and carried, “that a reply be sent stating that the Council cannot accede to the terms of the letter until the time stated in the communication forwarded on 19th ultimo”.

5. From the Under Secretary of Works stating that an estimate would be made of the cost of forming a footway on the eastern side of the Newtown railway bridge and the amount thereof placed on the estimates. Letter received on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Fallick.

6. From from the McDonald Town Council stating that the Erskineville Street account may stand over until the 20th of March next; also asking for a further expenditure of 20 pounds towards keeping the said Street in repair. The Clerk was instructed to write and thank them and also to state that the latter portion of their letter would be duly considered.

7. From Mr J. H. Donohoe asking the Council to continue the drain through his property into the railway culvert on condition that the pay the cost thereof. The request was acceded to on the motion of Aldermen Conley and Fallick.

8. From Mr A. Bedford thanking the Council for allowing an oil painting to hang in the Town Hall. Letter laid on the table.

Order of the day.

White metal for Kingston Ward. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that it be discharged from the papers”. Carried.

Alderman Henderson requested to know when Erskineville Road will be metalled and Alderman Galvin asked similar questions respecting Hordern and Egan streets. The Mayor replied that as soon as the metal is broken he would have it laid.

Alderman Henderson asked whether the Cook’s River Road Trust had contributed this year towards the cost of cleaning gutters in Newtown Road. The Mayor reported that they had not done so.

Alderman Smith asked whether any steps had been taken respecting the formation of Alice Street. The Mayor reported that in consequence of the death of the Council’s late surveyor the matter had remained in abeyance but he would at once attended to it.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.





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