Council Chambers 2nd June 1874.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr J. W. Brooks asking the Council to repair the lane adjoining his premises, Regent Street.

2. From Mr T. Weeks calling the attention of Council to the dangerous state of a wall in the lane adjoining his residence.

3. From Mr J. Abbott asking the Council to kerb the footpath opposite his residence, Newtown Road.

The foregoing letters were referred to the Committee for Works for their report thereon.

4. From Mr J. F. Josephson requesting to be informed whether the Council will agree to superintend the formation of Alice Street if he enters into a contract to have such Street formed to the Council’s satisfaction.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the Clerk reply and inform Mr Josephson that the Council will superintend the formation of Alice Street, provided plans and specification of the proposed work are submitted for the Council’s approval”. Carried.

5. From the Marrickville Council with copy of report objecting to the drainage from Stanmore Road through Mr Hinchcliff’s property being diverted and carried down Fotheringham Street, as they are of opinion that such drainage should be carried down Liberty Street. Letter and report received and laid on the table.

Report.

The Finance Committee brought up a report of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £221/7/3, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £67/0/0. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Tenders:

On the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Henderson the Council went into Committee to consider tenders.

1. Painting the external walls etc. of the Town Hall.

2. Writing fees and charges on Pound board.

On Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend the acceptance of Mr Taylor’s tender for painting the Town Hall for the sum of £35/10/0; also the acceptance of Mr Hawkins tender for writing the Pound board for the sum of £3/10/0.

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

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


 

Council Chambers 16th June 1874.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from the Petersham Council with notice under section 121 of the Municipalities Act respecting works proposed to be done by the two Councils in Liberty Street.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the Petersham Council be invited to meet the Newtown Council in Liberty Street for the purpose of considering the amount of work to be done; also to prepare an estimate of the probable cost of the proposed work”. Carried.

Alderman Goodsell drew the attention of Council to the inconvenience of having to send to the Post Office for letters when at the same time letters were delivered at the opposite side of the Street that he lived in.

Alderman Galvin said that letters were not delivered at some of the houses situated within 100 yards of the Newtown Post Office. He therefore move, “that the Mayor with Aldermen Smith and Goodsell be appointed a deputation to wait upon the Postmaster General, and urge upon that gentlemen the necessity of having letters delivered at all the houses situated within the Borough of Newtown”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the lower end of Australia Street be repaired and metalled as soon as possible”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that applications be invited by advertisements from persons willing to undertake the duties of Pound keeper”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the works in Bucknell Street be suspended for a few days in order to repair the footpaths in the O’Connell Ward”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 


 

Council Chambers 30th June 1874.

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

Minutes:

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

Correspondence:

1. Letter from Mr M. Earls drawing the attention of Council to the state of the lane at the back of his premises. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the Clerk reply and inform Mr Earls that the lane in question is private property and not under the charge of the Council, and if the proprietors of land adjoining the lane send in a document to the Council asking them to take charge of the lane for the use of the public, the Council will put the lane in a passable state of repair”. Carried.

2. From several ratepayers in St Mary Street, asking the Council to repair that Street. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the water table be cleaned and the footpath repaired as soon as possible”. Carried.

3. From Mr J. F. Josephson consenting to the terms upon which the Council offer to superintend the formation of Alice Street.

4. From the Petersham Council agreeing to meet the Newtown Council respecting work proposed to be done in Liberty Street.

Reports:

1. From the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £115/13/8, and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £54/4/0. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

2. From the Committee for Works recommending that in consequence of the wall complained of by Mr Weeks, being built on a public lane, that the Clerk send Mr Weeks the usual notice where there are similar encroachments; also reporting that Mr Thomas Lincoln has completed his contract of fencing the land in Wells Street for a Pound in a good and workmen like manner.

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

Motion pursuant to notice.

Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Bedford, “that the sum of £68 be voted for metalling Albermarle and Baltic streets between Oxford and Trade streets”.

Amendment, moved by Alderman Conley, seconded by Alderman Smith, “that the further consideration of the motion stand over for six months”.

The amendment was put, Ayes 4, Noes, 4. The Mayor gave his casting vote with the Ayes. The motion was put and lost.

Postal delivery.

The Mayor, one of the deputation who waited upon the Postmaster respecting the non delivery of letters at some of the houses in the Borough, informed the Council that Mr Samuel promised that letters should be delivered at all houses in the Borough, provided the work could be done without employing additional letter carriers.

Questions:

In reply to a question by Alderman Smith, the Mayor said he had given orders for the removal from off this building, of the letters, “Henry Munro Mayor” and he had done so in accordance with the wish of some of the Aldermen.

The Council then went into Committee to consider applications for the office of Pound keeper.

On Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend that Mr James Rawlings be appointed to the office of Pound keeper for the Newtown Pound; also that the bond be fixed at £20, and that the Mayor be authorised to have such bond prepared.

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

The Council then rose.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.

 

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