Town Hall, Newtown, June 6th 1876.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 23rd may were read and confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Henderson and Neale.

Correspondence:

1. From the Undersecretary for public Works requesting to be informed whether the Mayor was willing to undertake the expenditure of £1093/2/0 allotted for the following portions of main road, viz., from the city boundary to the railway bridge, thence to the boundary of St Peter’s Municipality, and from the railway bridge to the junction of Enmore and Stanmore Roads, such expenditure to be confined to metalling with blue metal the central roadways, and adding that the cost of Works now be executed by the Works Department on the Enmore Road would be deducted from such amount. Moved by Aldermen Smith, and seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the letter be received and a reply sent stating that this Council respectfully declines to accede to the proposals contained therein”. Motion was carried unanimously.

2. From the Undersecretary for Finance and trade in reply to a letter from this Council, stating that it is under the consideration of the Government whether some of the items in the published accounts of this Council can justly be recognised as entitling the Borough to claim endowment thereof. Received.

3. From the Undersecretary for lands, in reply to a letter from this Council, stating that it is necessary for the Council to furnish proof of dedication of the Streets which the Council desire to have aligned and also to state the proper respective widths thereof, before the proposed alignment can be carried out. The letter was received.

4. From the Council Clerk of the Borough of Marrickville, returning an account sent from this Council for 18 shillings and nine pence, proportion of rent paid to Mr Slade on behalf of Marrickville for the deposit of night soil from the Borough. This letter was considered by the Council to be of an offensive nature and gave rise to considerable comment. Ultimately it was moved by Alderman Henderson, and seconded by Alderman Neale, “many be received and considered this day six months, if thence thought expedient”. Carried.

5. From Mr Thomas Wilbow, of Emu, offering to supply boulder stones at the siding, Emu Plains, at three shillings per ton. Received.

6. From Mr I. L. Hordern, asking the Council to Kerb and Gutter the lane at the rear of his house, viz., from Wellington Street to Oxford Street. Moved by Aldermen Smith, and seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the letter be received, and the matter attended to, as soon as possible”. Carried.

7. From Mr John Lees, desiring to know the intention of the Council respecting the drain at the corner Bedford and Regent Streets, as he wished it filled up. Moved by Alderman Fallick, and seconded by Aldermen Smith, “that the letter be received and a reply sent stating that it is not the intention of the Council to do anything with regard to main drainage all of sewerage at present”. Carried.

Motion as per notice.

In accordance with due notice, it was moved by Alderman Neale, and seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that £30 be voted for the purchase of white metal, broken, for the repair of Camden Street; and that the Mayor be authorised to purchase the metal at once”. Carried.

The plans showing the levels of London Street was laid the full Council and it was then resolved, “that tenders be called for the formation of London and Wells Street, at per chain”.

Proposed issue of debentures.

Moved by Alderman Fallick, and seconded by Alderman Neale, “that in accordance with the resolutions of April 11th, tenders be invited for the purchase of 30 debentures of £100 each, to be issued by this Council, secured by the general rates of the Borough, and to bear interest at 6% per annum, such fund to be applied to the purposes named in said resolution”. Motion put and carried.

Stone rubble for each Ward.

Moved by Aldermen Smith, and seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that tenders be invited for the supply of 150 tons of Stone rubble, 50 tons for each Ward”. Carried.

Moved by Aldermen Smith, and seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that the Borough Council of Camperdown be invited to join this Council in forming and ballasting Bishopsgate Street”. Carried.

Aldermen Smith gave notice that at the next meeting of Council, he would move, “that a sum not exceeding 20 pounds be voted for forming and ballasting Bishopsgate Street, on condition that the Camperdown Council agree to expend a like sum on said Street”.

The meeting terminated.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


 

Town Hall, Newtown, June 20th 1876.

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 16 June were read, approved and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From Messrs Alan, Bowden and Alan, solicitors for the Senate of the University, threatening proceedings against the Council in respect of a nuisance caused by sewage flowing onto the University grounds, from Bligh Street. Moved by Alderman Abbott, and seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that a reply be sent, referring Messrs Alan, Bowden and Alan to the Camperdown Council, as the drainage referred to enters the University grounds from a Street in that Borough “. Motion put and carried.

2. From the Borough Council of Camperdown agreed to paying one half cost of forming and ballasting Bishopsgate Street. Received.

3. From St Peter’s Council informing this Council that they had declined to accept the offer of the Government regarding the main Road in that Municipality. Received.

4. From Mr I. F. Josephson, asking the Council to appoint a meeting on his ground at Camdenville, to confer respecting the drainage of that property. Resolved, “that an appointment be made with Mr Josephson, for the whole Council to meet him on Friday 23rd June at four o’clock”.

5. From the onward G. W. Allen, asking the Council to forgo their right to a reserve in Wells Street, and offering as a contribution towards repair and improvement of such Street, the sum of £10, provided the Council assent to his proposal. Moved by Alderman Abbott, and seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that a reply be sent, stating that the Council is willing to assent to this proposal, on the condition that the Hon G. W. Allen contribute the sum of £30 towards formation of such Street”. Carried.

6. From the Australian gas light company informing the Council that from the 1st July next, the charge for gas supplied to the public lights under the existing contract with this Borough would be reduced 10 shillings each light per annum. Received.

7. From Mr Thomas West, offering to supply best white metal, broken to three inch gauge, delivered in Camden Street at eight shillings per ton of 24 cubic feet. Received.

8. From Mr James Richards complaining of the state of the Gutter fronting his residence. Received.

Finance report.

The report was received from Finance Committee showing accounts paid by the authority of such Committee amounting to £122/16/11, and recommending payment of further accounts amounting to £67/7/9. Moved by Alderman Fallick, seconded by Alderman Henderson, “that the report be adopted”. Carried.

Motion pursuant to notice.

Moved by Aldermen Smith, and seconded by Alderman Fallick, “that a sum not exceeding £20 be voted for forming and ballasting Bishopsgate Street, on condition that the Camperdown Council agree to expend a like sum on said Street”. Motion put and carried.

Committee of the whole.

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

1. Considering tenders for the formation of London and Wells Streets, and,

2. For the supply of 150 tons of rubble.

The various tenders having been opened and duly considered, the Council resumed and the Mayor reported that the Committee recommend the acceptance of the following tenders: —

For the formation of London Street, Mr G. H. B. Gilbert, that £1/10/0 per chain.

For the formation of Wells Street, Mr G. H. B. Gilbert, that £2/0/0 per chain.

For the supply of 150 tons Stone rubble, Mr M. Reedy at three shillings and sixpence per ton.

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

Moved by Aldermen Smith, and seconded by Alderman Abbott, “that the Hon the Minister for Works be written to respecting the nuisance arising from the accumulation of dust on the main Road, with a request that he will be so good as to cause the said nuisance to be abated as soon as possible”. Carried.

Signed W. Bailey, Mayor.


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