Town Hall, Newtown, 9th February 1876.

Present, the Mayor with Aldermen Smith, Fallick, Cozens, Neale, Henderson, Galvin and Abbott.

Election of Mayor.

The Mayor laid on the table the declarations of the newly elected Aldermen and Auditors.

The Mayor stated that having been chosen to preside over their meetings for the past five years, he should be happy to retire from the chair on this occasion; if proposed, he should not vote for himself.

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the Mayor be elected with open doors “. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the election be by show of hands”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the retiring Mayor (Mr Bailey) be re-elected”.

Amendment proposed by Alderman Galvin, “that Alderman Smith be elected Mayor”.

For the Amendment, Aldermen Galvin, Neale, Smith and the Mayor. For the original motion, Aldermen Abbott, Fallick, Henderson and Cozens.

The division being equal, preparations were being made for drawing of lots to decide the question in accordance with the Amended Municipalities Act, when four Alderman left the Council chamber and there not being a quorum remaining, the meeting lapsed.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Town Hall, Newtown, 11th February 1876.

Present, the Mayor with Aldermen Cozens, Galvin, Henderson, Neale, Fallick, Abbott and Smith.

Election of Mayor.

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that the Mayor be elected with open doors”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the Mayor be elected by show of hands”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that Mr Bailey be re-elected Mayor for the ensuing Municipal year”. Carried unanimously.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Town Hall, Newtown, 15th February 1876.

Present, the Mayor with Aldermen Henderson, Neale, Galvin, Fallick, Cozens, Abbott and Smith.

Minutes:

The minutes of the three previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From the Undersecretary for Public Works with reference to a supply of metal likely to be offered to the Government, and asking whether this Council is willing to join in accepting a tender for the same etc. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the consideration of the letter stand over until next meeting; in the meantime information be sought as to the probable cost to, and quantity required by this Council”. Carried.

2. From Macdonald Town Council, asking for a conference of the two Councils respecting a culvert which, it is alleged, is required in Union Street. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the letter be brought up at the next meeting for consideration”. Carried.

3 & 4. From Mr Slade, with reference to the deposit of night soil on his ground. Received.

Election of Committees.

Works:

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman have it, “that the Committee for Works consist of the whole Council”.

Amendment.

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “that this Committee consist of three members, viz., Aldermen Smith, Cozens and the mover”.

The Amendment was lost and the original motion carried.

Finance:

Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the Finance Committee consist of the Mayor with Aldermen Abbott, Neale and the mover”.

Amendment.

Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Committee consist of the Mayor with Aldermen Henderson, Neale and Fallick”, and (the original motion having been withdrawn by it proposers) was then put and carried.

By-laws:

Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the By-laws Committee consist of the whole Council”. Carried.

Library Committee:

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the Library Committee consist of the whole Council”. Carried.

Treasurer:

Moved by Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that Alderman Galvin be elected Treasurer”. Carried.

Aldermen Galvin returned thanks for his re-election to this office, which he had held for several years consecutively.

Signature to cheques:

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that Alderman Fallick be authorised to sign cheques in conjunction with the Mayor”. Carried.

Valuers:

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Abbott, “that Mr Langhorne and the Council Clerk be appointed Valuers for the current year, on condition that Mr Langhorne consents to fulfil the duties for the sum of 10 pounds”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman have it, “that the thanks of this Council be accorded Messrs Fisher and Wildman, for their services as Auditors for the past Municipal year”. Carried.

Balance sheet:

The balance sheet for the past half-year was read in extenso, and adopted on the motion of Aldermen Smith and Fallick.

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that three months leave of absence be granted to Alderman Conley in consequence of his continued indisposition”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Cozens, “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 the probable income from fines, voluntary contributions, endowments, and any other source of revenue, to carry on the fencing, making and repairing of 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.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Town Hall, Newtown, 29th. February 1876.

Present, the Mayor with Aldermen Henderson, Fallick, Neale, Cozens, Smith, Galvin and Abbott.

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

Letter from Mr R. W. Newell with reference to Kerbing etc in front of his premises in Camperdown Road. Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be referred to the Works Committee”. Carried.

Finance:

The Mayor brought up a report from the Finance Committee showing accounts paid since last report, £82/3/2, and recommending payment of further accounts, £90/4/8. On the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Fallick the report was adopted.

In accordance with a resolution passed in Council on 15th instant, the Finance Committee submitted the following estimate of the probable amount (that is to say £2045.) 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 the probable income from fines, voluntary contributions, endowments, or any other source of revenue, to carry on the fencing, making and repairing of 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 “. Carried.

Probable expenditure:

Constructing and repairing Roads and other improvements;

Enmore Ward........................................... £450/0/0
Kingston Ward......................................... £410/0/0
O'Connell Ward........................................ £470/0/0
Total................................................. £1330/0/0

Removal of night and other expenses in
conjunction with the Nuisances Prevention Act of 1875. £270/0/0
Inspector of Nuisances................................ £75/0/0
Total................................................. £345/0/0

General expenses:

Council Clerk etc..................................... £175/0/0
Printing, advertising etc............................. £30/0/0
Interest on loans..................................... £90/0/0
Interest on cash credit............................... £55/0/0
Valuers............................................... £20/0/0
Total................................................. £370/0/0
Grand total........................................................... £2045/0/0

Probable receipts:

Rates:

Enmore Ward........................................... £460/0/0
Kingston Ward......................................... £420/0/0
O'Connell Ward........................................ £480/0/0
Nuisances Prevention Act.............................. £345/0/0
Government endowment.................................. £340/0/0
Total................................................................. £2045/0/0

Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the estimates of the Finance Committee be received and adopted”. Carried.

Motion pursuant to notice.

“That six pounds (£6) be voted for Kerbing and Guttering a portion of Alice Street about 18 yards on north side and near the Cook’s River Road”. The proposer, Alderman Neale, withdrew the motion by consent of the Council.

Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Valuers be instructed to prepare and submit to this Council the valuation of all rateable property within this Borough “. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that tenders be called for the day work cartage required to be performed in the Borough during the present year”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that separate tenders be called for cleaning the Streets and lanes; also for performing the scavengers work in each Ward during the present year”. Carried.

Orders of the day:

1. Letter from Macdonald Town Council relative to culvert required in Union Street. Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Works Committee confer with the Macdonald Town Council on the matter”. The motion was withdrawn by consent of Council and the matter left in the hands of the Mayor.

2. Proposal from the Department of Works respecting metal. Awaiting a reply from the Department, in answer to enquiries from this Council, no further action was decided on.

The Council then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of determining the charge to be made for removal of night soil from dwellings, under the Nuisances Prevention Act.

After considerable discussion the Council resumed and the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend that the sum of five pence per cubic foot be charged for this work.

On the motion of Aldermen Smith and Fallick, the recommendation of the Committee was adopted unanimously.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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