Council Chambers 5th May 1874.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Chief Inspector of Stock (Mr A. Bruce), calling the attention of Council to a notice which appeared in the Government Gazette of the 17th ultimo, notifying that a public Pound has been established at Newtown as recommended by the Council, and requesting them to affix a scale of sustenance rates, appoint a Pound keeper, and forward the necessary notices to the Government printer for publication in the Government Gazette.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the following rates be charged daily for sustenance of animals impounded “. Carried.

For every horse, mare, gelding, colt, filly, ass, mule, bull, cow, ox, heifer, steer or calf — £0/2/0.
For every ram, ewe, sheep or lamb — £0/0/6.
For every goat peak — £0/1/0

2. From the Petersham Council asking the co-operation of this Council to metal a portion of Liberty Street. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be received and taken into consideration at the next Council meeting”. Carried.

3. From Mr Blakeney drawing the attention of Council to the state of the Missenden Road. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Mayor be authorised to repair the Missenden Road as soon as possible and before Bucknell Street”. Carried.

4. From Mr J. Donohoe asking the Council to lay drainpipes through a portion of his property to take that portion of Wilson Street drainage.

5. From the Reverend R. Morris further with regard to the drainage of Station Street on to the college grounds.

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

6. From Mr S. A. Stephen asking the Council to repair that portion of London Street, formed at the expense of residents of South Kingston. The Mayor was authorised to comply with the request contained in the letter.

7. 7. From Mr E. Chisholm calling the attention of Council to the impassable state of Forbes Street. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Conley, “that the Clerk reply and inform Mr Chisholm that Forbes Street is not situate in this Borough and in consequence of the alteration of the position of the Street the Council expended a large amount on Works in Queen Street thereby giving a good Road to the Mount Eagle property”. Carried.

Report:

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £209/13/2, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £26/1/9. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the Clerk write and ask the Marrickville Council whether they will allow the drainage from Stanmore Road to be carried down Fotheringham Street instead of as at present through Mr Hinchcliff’s property, and if so upon what terms will they consent to such alterations”. Carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Smith, “that a further sum of £80 be voted towards the cost of metalling the streets in the Kingston Ward”. Carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that a further sum of £80 be voted towards the cost of metalling the streets in the O’Connell Ward”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that fresh tenders be called for fencing the land in Wells Street for a Pound”. Carried.

Painting the Town Hall.

The Mayor drew the attention of Council to the necessity of the painting the exterior walls of the Town Hall.

After discussion the Mayor was requested to bring up a report and estimate of the probable cost of the work required to be done.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


 

Council Chambers 19th May 1874.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr Mowle asking the Council to repair the footpath and water table opposite his residence, Liberty Street. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the request be complied with”. Carried.

2. From Mr Mettam asking the Council to kerb and gutter opposite his residence, Newtown Road. Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be received and referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

3. From Messrs Gibbs, Shallard and Company with prospectus of a new Journal for representing Newtown and adjoining Municipalities, and asking for support in the shape of advertising etc. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the request be complied with”. Carried.

Report:

The Committee for Works and brought up a report recommending;

1. That the drainage at the south end of Station be connected with the drain that flows into the college garden.

2. That the 12 inch drainpipes be continued from Wilson Street through Mr Donohoe’s property for a distance of 132 feet.

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

Painting etc., Town Hall.

The Mayor laid on the table a report and estimate of the probable cost of painting and other Works to be done at the Town Hall, and estimated cost of the same at £50/0/0. Moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that tenders be called for the performance of the same”. Carried.

The Council then went into Committee to consider tenders.

1. Supplying 100 tons of stone Bucknell Street.

2. Fencing a piece of land for a Pound.

On Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend the acceptance of Mr J. Pickerells tender for supplying 100 tons of Pyrmont rubble stone at three shillings and sixpence per ton; also the acceptance of Mr Lincoln’s tender for fencing at £1/5/0 per rod and pair of gates at £4/10/0.

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

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 

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