Town Hall, Newtown, 4th January 1876.
Present, the Mayor, and Aldermen Neale, Henderson, Fallick, Smith, Abbott and Galvin.
The minutes of previous meetings were read and confirmed.
1. Letter read from Mr I. T. Josephson asking the Council’s permission to cut down a portion of the Edgeware Road. Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the matter be left in the hands of the Mayor”. Carried.
2. From Mr Wansbrough referring to a nuisance at the rear of Windsor Terrace. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the nuisance having been removed, the subject be discharged from the paper”. Carried.
The Mayor brought a report from the Finance Committee showing accounts made by votes of appropriation £77/17/9, and recommending payment of further accounts amounting to £101/1/3. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Smith, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.
The Mayor stated that he had received a tender for Kerbing and Guttering a part of Australia Street. Resolved that the consideration of the same stand over until next meeting.
By Laws in reference “Nuisances Prevention Act 1875”.
The By-laws Sub-Committee brought up a draft code of By-laws to carry out the provisions of the “Nuisances Prevention Act, 1875”, and recommending that the same be adopted. On the motion of Aldermen Smith and Neale the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole to consider the same. After a long sitting the Council resumed, and the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend the adoption of the By-laws, with slight alterations, as brought up by the Sub-Committee.
Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the report be adopted”. Carried.
Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that leave of absence be granted to Alderman Conley for the remainder of the present Municipal year in consequence of illness”. Carried.
Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.
Town Hall, Newtown, 11th January 1876.
Present, the Mayor, with Aldermen Cozens, Galvin, Abbott, Neale, Henderson and Smith.
The minutes of the preceding meeting were read and confirmed.
Draft By-laws in reference Nuisances Prevention Act 1875.
The Mayor laid before the Council a draft of additional By-laws (in connection with the Nuisances Prevention Act), for the consideration of the Committee. Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the same be brought up in the next meeting, with a recommendation that they be adopted”. Carried.
Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that applications be invited from persons desirous of the appointment of Inspector of Nuisances for this Borough; applicants to state salary required”. Carried.
The Mayor stated that, as he was a candidate for re-election as an Alderman, he could not act as returning officer for the ensuing election. It was then moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that Alderman I. F. Smith be appointed returning officer”. Carried unanimously.
The Mayor, after conferring with the Council, gave notice that a revision Court for revising the municipal list would be held at the Town Hall, Newtown, on Monday the 24th. instant, at three o’clock.
Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.
Town Hall, Newtown, 24th. January 1876.
A court for revising the Municipal List of this Borough.
Present, the Mayor, with Aldermen Galvin, Fallick, Neale, Cozens, Smith and Henderson.
The lists for the three Wards were exhibited by the Council Clerk; several claims for names to be inserted therein were considered and adjusted.
The list as revised was then adopted by the Council, and duly authenticated by the Mayor. The Court then closed.
A special meeting of the Council was then opened.
A draft of three additional By-laws in reference “Nuisances Prevention Act 1875” as recommended for adoption at the last meeting of Council, was brought up and read. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the additional By-laws as read, be adopted, and a copy of the whole, with the Corporate Seal affixed thereto be forwarded to his Excellency the Governor for confirmation”. Carried.
Tenders for removal of night soil; appointment of Inspector of Nuisances.
On the motion of Aldermen Fallick and Cozens the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of considering tenders for the removal of night soil, and applications for the position of Inspector of Nuisances.
The tenders and applications having been opened and duly considered the Committee recommended that Mr William Wiley’s tender for removing night soil and threepence halfpenny per cubic foot be accepted on condition that the sureties named in the tender are found by the Mayor to be satisfactory and that Mr James Fairley be appointed Inspector of Nuisances at the salary of £75 per annum.
The Council then resumed and the Mayor having reported the recommendations of the Committee it was moved by Alderman Henderson, and seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the report of the Committee be adopted”. Carried.
The Mayor brought up a report from the finance Committee showing accounts paid by votes of appropriation, £56/15/11, and recommending payment of further accounts, £49/11/0. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the report be adopted”. Carried.
Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.
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