Town Hall, Newtown, March 14th 1876.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From the Macdonald Town Council with reference to the proposed culvert in Union Street. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Abbott, “that the sum not exceeding £15 be voted by this Council to form said culvert, on condition that the Council of Macdonald Town pay half cost of same”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that tenders be invited to carry out this work”. Carried.

2. From Mr Bullen, the working overseer of the Borough asking for an increase of wages. Moved by Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the application stand over till next meeting for consideration”. Carried.

3. From the Camperdown Council, requesting a conference of the two Councils respecting the conveyance of drainage from Missenden Road. Moved by Alderman had, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the matter be referred to the Committee of Works for their report”. Carried.

4. From Mr Evans, complaining of defective drainage in Fitzroy Street. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Abbott, “that the letter be referred to the Committee for Works for their report”. Carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. My Alderman Henderson, “that the sum of £45 be voted for Kerbing and Guttering that portion of the Newtown Road from the Toll Bar to Bligh Street, provided the Newtown Road Trust pay one half the cost of same. Seconded by Alderman Galvin and carried.

2. By Alderman Cozens, “that the resolution of Council passed on 15th February last, appointing the whole Council as a Committee of Works, be, and is hereby, rescinded”. Seconded by Alderman Galvin. Carried.

3. My Alderman Cozens, “that the Works Committee, to consist of three Aldermen, be now elected” seconded by Alderman Abbott. Carried.

Works Committee:

Moved by Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the Works Committee consist of Aldermen Galvin, Cozens and Fallick”. Carried.

The Council then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of;

1. Considering tenders for scavengers work, and cartage, required for the current Municipal year.

2. Considering the desirability of contracting a loan, by debentures or otherwise, to carry out the necessary requirements of the Borough.

On the Council resuming the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend;

1. The acceptance of the following tenders for scavengers work, viz., for the Enmore Ward, Daniel Doyle, at £3 per month; for Kingston Ward, Patrick Macken, at £4 per month; for O’Connell Ward, Daniel Doyle at £6 per month; for cartage, Edward Colwell at 10 shillings per day of 10 hours (as required).

2. That a special Committee consisting of the Committee for Finance, with Aldermen Smith and Abbott, be appointed to consider and report to this Council, the most desirable method, for contracting a loan and matters connected therewith.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the various recommendations of the Committee be adopted”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the honourable the Postmaster General be respectfully requested to erect three iron letter receivers in this Borough, viz., one for Kingston Ward, and an additional one each full Enmore and O’Connell Ward’s”. Carried unanimously.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Town Hall, Newtown, March 28th 1876.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the Council do now adjourn until Friday next, 31st instant, to enable the Council to attend the public meeting in Sydney respecting the water and sewerage question”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Town Hall, Newtown, March 31st 1876.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 28 instant were read, and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Neale.

Correspondence:

1. From Mr John Webster requiring a return of the sum of £500 advanced by him to this Borough within seven days from 27th. March. Letter received on the motion of Aldermen Galvin and Henderson.

2. From Mr James Slade, objecting to receive any more night soil from this Borough, unless under new arrangements, viz., £10 per annum and the pits to be placed in charge of the Council. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be received, and Mr Slade’s account to this date be paid”. Carried.

3. From Mr I. T. Josephson stating that the fence dividing the Councils and his property in Bedford Street, encroaches on his land some 18 inches, and requesting that the same may be removed to the proper boundary without delay. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the letter be received and stand over till next meeting, in the meantime the Mayor is authorised to have the ground surveyed and report result”. Carried.

4. From the Macdonald Town Council agreeing to this Council’s proposal to construct the proposed culvert in Union Street, they paying half cost of same as arranged. Letter received on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Smith.

5. From the Municipality of Albury, asking this Council’s co-operation in urging upon the Government the desirability of granting increased endowments to, and the privilege of collecting all licence and dog fees within, municipalities throughout the Colony, and enclosing a draft memorial for approval. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the documents be received and considered at the next meeting”. Carried.

Finance report:

The Mayor brought up a report from the Finance Committee showing payment with s authorised by the Committee amounting to £103/17/5, and recommending payment of other accounts amounting to £9/16/0. Moved by Alderman Henderson, seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the report be received and adopted”. Carried.

Works report:

Alderman Galvin, as chairman of the Works Committee, brought up a report recommending;

1. That the Kerb stone (50 feet) fronting Mr Newell’s cottage in Camperdown Road, be taken up and relaid and that a 2 course gutter be laid with same, on condition that Mr Newell have the pathway stone flagged to the extent of said work — he finding the cost of the prepared flagging.

2. The that the drainpipes near Mr Evans property be removed and an open Gutter be formed instead.

3. That the drainpipes conveying water from the Missenden Road into the centre of Bligh Street, be taken up, and relaid so as to convey the water into the water table at the south side of Bligh Street.

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

Order of the day:

Consideration of Mr Bullen’s letter asking for an increase of wages as working overseer. Moved by Alderman Galvin, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that his wages be increased sixpence per day”. Carried.

Committee of the whole:

Council then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of considering tenders for constructing a culvert in Union Street.

On Council resuming, the Mayor reported that the Committee recommended the acceptance of Mr M. Selby’s tender, to perform the whole work (with stone flagged bottom) for the sum of £15/15/0. Moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Galvin, “that the report be adopted”. Carried.

Notice of motion.

Alderman Smith gave matters that the next meeting he would move, “that Mr John Daniel Ewens be appointed assistant Council Clerk, without salary”.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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