Council Chambers 3rd March 1874.

Present the Mayor and Aldermen Fallick, Goodsell, Conley and Smith.

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Colonial Secretary’s office notifying the appointment of Mr Auditor Abbott.

2. From James Brothers asking the Council to pay the cost of laying paving tiles on the footpath provided they pay the cost of material. Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that provided Messrs James Brothers or any other ratepayers pay to the Council the full cost of materials this Council hereby agrees to pay the whole cost of paving the footpath in front of the premises occupied by such ratepayers”. Carried.

3. From the manager (Mr G. Webber) of the Newtown Omnibus Company calling the attention of Council to the action of the Sydney Omnibus Company in attempting to obtain the appointment of a bus stand in Australia Street near Mr Conley’s. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that a deputation consisting of the Mayor, Alderman Fallick and the mover be appointed to wait upon the Transit Commissioners and point out to those gentlemen that such stand is not required”. Carried.

4. From Mr Josephson protesting against the appointment of a Pound in Wells Street. Letter laid on the table.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £104/8/8, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £84/17/3. Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

2. From the Committee for Works recommending that the Pound be enclosed with a fence six feet high, four stout rails and 4 inch by 2 1/2 inch caps on the top of the posts, and one pair of wrought gates similar to those at entrance of Council chamber yard. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Motion pursuant to notice.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the Finance Committee be instructed to prepare and submit to this Council an estimate in accordance with section 164 of the Municipalities Act of 1867, of the probable amount 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, endowments 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 said Act. Carried.

Tenders:

The Council went into Committee to consider tenders for fencing.

On the Council the duly the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend, that as soon as the Pound is proclaimed in the Government Gazette that the Mayor accept the offer of Mr Fuller to perform the work at £1 per rod.

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

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


 

Council Chambers 17th March 1874.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Metropolitan Transit Commissioner in reply, stating that in accordance with the request of the Newtown Council a stand for omnibuses will not, at present, be appointed in Australia Street.

2. From the Council Clerk, St Peters, asking the Newtown Council to join in metalling May Street. Moved by Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Smith, “that the Clerk reply and state that the Newtown Council cannot at present join in metalling May Street”. Carried.

3. From Mr A. Hinchcliff calling the attention of Council to the state of the footpaths opposite his properties in Albermarle and Oxford streets.

4. From Mr Duff calling the attention of Council to the state of the drain opposite his residence Newtown Road.

The last two letters were referred to the Committee for Works for their report.

5. From Mr Hamblin asking the Council to grant him the same proportion as that allowed Mr Jones for brick paving the footpath in front of his shop, Newtown Road. The Mayor was authorised to grant the application made by Mr Hamblin.

6. From the Mayor of McDonald Town requesting to carry out certain improvements in Union Street at the expense of the Municipal Lists Council of McDonald Town. Request unanimously granted.

7 and 8. Letters from Miss Wainwright and Mr Choat protesting against the establishment of a Pound in Wells Street.

Finance report:

The Mayor, as Chairman of the Finance Committee, brought up the following report, viz.,

Gentlemen,

In accordance with a resolution passed in Council on the third instant, your Committee beg to submit the following estimate of the probable amount (that is to say £1600.) Which will be required for the now current year, in addition to any tolls, rates, or dues or levied 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.............................. £420/0/0.
Kingston Ward............................ £400/0/0.
O'Connell Ward........................... £430/0/0.
Total.................................... £1250/0/0.

General expenses.

Council Clerk and librarian.............. £175/0/0.
Inspector of nuisances................... £10/0/0.
Printing, advertising etc................ £15/0/0.
Interest on loans........................ £90/0/0.
Interest on cash credit.................. £40/0/0.
Valuers.................................. £20/0/0.
Total.................................... £350/0/0.

Grand total.............................................. £1600/0/0.

Probable receipts.

Rates.

Enmore Ward.............................. £420/0/0.
Kingston Ward............................ £400/0/0.
O'Connell Ward........................... £460/0/0.
The Government endowment................. £320/0/0.
Total.................................................... £1600/0/0.

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the report as read by the Mayor be received and adopted by this Council”. Carried unanimously.

Motion pursuant to notice.

Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the sum of 50 pounds be voted to purchase metal for repairing Enmore Road”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


 

Council Chambers 31st March 1874.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Colonial Secretary’s office, in reply for the establishment of a Pound for Newtown, stating that the same has been brought under the notice of the Secretary for lands. Letter laid on the table.

2. From the Treasury informing the Council that the endowment of £175/10/4, has been placed to their credit in the Joint Stock Bank. Letter laid on the table.

Reports:

1. From the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £66/10/8, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £12/13/8. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Smith, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

2. From the Committee for Works, recommending;

1. That £30 be expended in Kerbing and guttering a portion of Bedford and Oxford streets.

2. That the Marrickville Council be informed that this Council cannot consent to turn the drainage off Enmore Road down Francis Street as the natural watercourse for such drainage is along the Enmore Road to the Marrickville boundary.

3. That Mr Duff’s letter be referred to the trustees of the Cook’s River Road.

4 that Mr Selby has completed, in a satisfactory matter, his contract of Kerbing and guttering certain lanes in the Kingston Ward.

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

Assessment pursuant to notice.

The Mayor laid before the Council the valuer’s returns of all rateable property within this Borough.

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that this Council do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the making of an assessment on the rateable property within this Borough, in accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1867”. Carried.

The Committee having examined the valuer’s returns, it was moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that an assessment be now made on the valuer’s returns in accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1867 upon all rateable property in each Ward of this Borough”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Council do now resume it’s sittings and that the assessment as made in Committee be reported for adoption”. Carried.

The Mayor, as Chairman of the Committee of the whole Council, reported that such Committee, having before them the valuation of rateable property within the Borough, made by the duly appointed valuers thereof, had made, on the basis of such valuation, an assessment on such rateable property, in accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1867; which assessment he then presented to the Council for adoption.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the assessment as made in Committee be now adopted by this Council as the assessment for the now current year upon the rateable property within this Borough, under the provisions, and for the purposes of the Municipalities Act of 1867”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that a rate be levied for the now current year of one shilling in the pound, on the assessed value of rateable property in this Borough; under the provisions and for the purposes of section 164 of the Municipalities Act of 1867”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that this Council hereby fixes and appoints Saturday the second day of May next as the day on which appeals against the valuation of rateable property shall be heard; and that the Council Clerk be directed to give due notice of the same by advertisement, as required by section 175 of the Municipalities Act of 1867”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the assessment and rate be fairly transcribed into the rate book as directed by section 169 of the Municipalities Act of 1867, and that the Mayor be authorised to affix the corporate seal thereto”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the amount in respect of the rate of one shilling in the pound, imposed under the 164th section of the Municipalities Act of 1867, for the now current year, shall be payable at the expiration of 30 days from the service in each case of notice of such rate, but in all cases where payment of one half of the said amount, together with all arrears, if any, shall be made within 30 days after the expiration of the said period no legal proceedings by distress or otherwise shall be taken by or on behalf of this Council for the recovery of the remaining amount until the 30th day of September next”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 

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