Tuesday 3rd March 1885.

A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held on the above day — pursuant to notice — at 7:30 PM.

Present, the Mayor (Mr J. F. Smith) and Aldermen Peirce, Whately, Goodsell, Jolly, Gibbes and Boots.

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence.

1. From Messrs Angus & Son complaining of the action of a landholder in Forbes Street in blocking up a watercourse. Also from Mr George Foster complaining of the same. On the motion of Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, the letters where received and referred to the Works Committee for report at next meeting of Council.

3. From Mr Gibbson offering to supply a new style of water cart at £32/10/0 each by taking five etc.. Received.

4. From Mr Charles Holstead asking the Council to settle his claim for land resumed by the government for the extension of Islington Street. Received on the motion of Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Jolly.

5. From Mr Harrison asking to have the footpath in Cambridge Street asphalted on the usual terms. Received and the request to be granted.

6. From Mr John Smith asking the Council to fix the permanent levels of Goodsell Street. Moved by Alderman Gibbes that the surveyor be instructed to prepare a section of the Street with a view to the levels being permanently fixed”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

7. From Mr George Peacock at the jam factory in Alice Street stating that he had received a notice to abate a nuisance which flowed from the factory and that he would do so at once. A report was also read from the Inspector of Nuisances upon the same subject, stating that the nuisance had been abated; the latter part of the report recommended that a portion of the guttering which was worn be repaired, which was referred to the Works Committee for report at next meeting of Council.

Petitions.

Alderman Gibbes presented a petition from a number of ratepayers in Gowrie, Islington and other estates bounded by King Street, Union Street and Erskineville Road, praying that the portion of Enmore Ward bounded as above be made into a separate Ward and moved that it be received. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

Reports.

A report was brought up by the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £2604/14/7 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £317/16/10. On a motion by the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Peirce, the report was adopted.

Works.

A report was brought up by the chairman of the Works Committee containing a number of recommendations respecting passing of kerbing and guttering and asphalting and the draining of Tabrett’s hotel. On a motion by Alderman Whately, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, the report was received and adopted.

A report was brought up from a special Committee appointed to consider draft agreement re the leasing Watersfield from the Holt Sutherland Co. Received and its consideration postponed until after miscellaneous business had been dealt with.

The Mayor stated that he had received the resignations of Aldermen Goodsell as a member of the Lighting Committee and Boots as a member of the By-laws and Library Committee. The resignations were received and Alderman Gibbes appointed to fill the vacancy in each case.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. Holstead’s claim. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that a sum of £449 be now voted to compensate Mr Charles Holstead for land required to extend Islington Street from Munni Street to Alice Street”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried. After an amendment by Alderman Whately, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, that it be referred to Finance Committee had been lost.

2. Deputation, subway. Moved by Alderman Peirce, that a deputation consisting of the whole Council wait upon the Honourable the Minister for Works to request the government at once to proceed with the subway from Phillip Street to Bedford Street and the members for Newtown be requested to accompany such deputation”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.

3. Barrel drain, Regent Street. Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that the barrel drain in Regent Street be continued through the property of Mr Vaile to Bedford Street at a cost of £70 and that a section and specification be prepared for approval and adoption at next meeting of Council”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

4. Lennox Street asphalting. Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that the footpath, east side of Lennox Street from Mary Street to Church Street be asphalted at a cost not exceeding £20”. Seconded by Alderman Jolly and carried.

5. Right of way, Egan and Horden Streets. Moved by Alderman Whately in the absence of Alderman Bellemey, “that the right of way between Egan and Horden Streets from Mechanic Street to Raper Street be asphalted at a cost not exceeding £40”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

6. Forbes Street. Moved by Alderman Whately in the absence of Alderman Bellemey, “that representatives of the Councils of Darlington and Redfern be invited to meet representatives from this Council consisting of the Mayor, Alderman Whately and the mover with the view of arranging a boundary line in Forbes Street from Newtown Road to Wilson Street, such boundary line to be submitted to the Councils interested for adoption or otherwise”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and lost.

7. Moved by Alderman Jolly, “that the Works Committee inspect a culvert passing through Mr Vaile’s property and recommend the best means of dealing with the same. As the substance of this had been dealt with in a former resolution consent was given to withdraw it.

8. Moved by Alderman Whately, “that the name of Alderman Gibbes be added to the Works Committee for the current Municipal year”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

9. Moved by Alderman Whately, “that the name of Watkin Street be substituted for that Street now known as Hill Street”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

10. Moved by Alderman Whately, “that the name of Brown Street be substituted for that Street known as Robey Street.

11. Moved by Alderman Boots, “that a sum of £8 be now voted to take up nine inch pipes from Williams Lane to Wilson Street and 12 inch pipes be substituted”. Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.

12. Moved by the Mayor that the Finance Committee be hereby authorised to prepare an estimate of the probable expenditure for the current Municipal year and present same for adoption by this Council at next ordinary meeting”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

13. Moved by the Mayor, “that the specification prepare and present at next meeting of Council specifications for annual contracts”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

Miscellaneous business.

Alderman Gibbes referred to the open crossing at Union and Harold streets which he thought required sweeping twice a week and the gutter needed repairing.

On the motion of Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Jolly, the Council resolved into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of considering the recommendations of the special Committee’s report upon proposed amendments in draft agreement between the Council and the Holt Sutherland Estate Co and Watersfield etc..

In Committee the amendments recommended by the Committee were considered and agreed to and on the Council’s resuming the Mayor reported the same to the Council which were adopted on a motion by Alderman Whately, seconded by Alderman Gibbes.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 17th day of March 1885.

Signed J. F. Smith, Mayor.


Tuesday 17th March 1885.

A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held pursuant to notice on the above day at 7:30 PM.

Present, the Mayor (Mr J. F. Smith) and of Aldermen Peirce, Whately, Goodsell, Jolly, Gibbes, Boots, Neale and Bellemey.

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence.

1. From the Fire Brigades Board intimating that the Council’s contribution for the present year will be £87/14/4. Received.

2. From E. French asking the Council to lay kerbing and guttering in Newman Street. Received.

3. From the Holt Sutherland Estate Co re Watersfield Estate leasing etc.. Received and referred to a later period of the meeting for consideration.

4. From the Borough Council of Camperdown stating that the Council had no funds to purchase land for the extension of O’Connell Street to Brown Street.

5. From the Under-Secretary, Department of Public Works, stating that the government will not expend by the intervention of the Department of Works any amount for roads within the limits of this Municipality and that notwithstanding all that has been done by the government etc. the Council is responsible for all roads and Works within its Municipal limits. On a motion by Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, the letter was not received and the Under-Secretary to be informed that the Council declined to entertain it.

6. From Mr G. E. Vaile calling attention to the drain which passes through his property in Bedford Street which had broken in and asking the Council to repair it immediately and that he expected the Council in doing the work to leave his garden in the same state as at present. Received.

7. From the Under-Secretary Department of Public Works stating that the Minister of Works was absent from town and on his return would appoint a time to receive a deputation about the subway in Forbes Street. Received.

8. From Mr A. Gibbes, solicitor for Mr Thomas Weeks, complaining a nuisance arising from a culvert passing through his property in Denison Street and threatening an action at law.

9. From Mr W. H. Goddard and his solicitor complaining of the way in which the night men had emptied his birth closet pan. Received and referred to the Inspector of Nuisances for report.

10. From Mr A. M. Munsen complaining of the conduct of the scavengers in refusing to remove to casks of rubbish , the Inspector of Nuisances reported on the case and stated that the rubbish was not house rubbish but the sweepings of broken asphalt etc. and that he had tried to induce the contractor to take it away for payment but he refused. Moved by Alderman Bellemey, seconded by Alderman Neale, that the letter and report be received and referred to the Nuisances Prevention Act Committee for report.

From the New South Wales Patriotic Fund Committee asking the Council to form a branch of the league in Newtown for the raising of a fund to relieve the necessities of the families of the soldiers gone to the Sudan. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Mike, “that the letter be received”. Carried unanimously.

Reports.

Finance Committee.

Estimate of probable expenditure.

Issued to a resolution of Council held third March 1885, your Committee have the honour to submit the following estimate of the probable amount, that is to say, (£19169/12/4) will be required for the current Municipal year in addition to any holders, rates or induce levied, all authorised to be levied, within this Municipality and to any probable income from fines, voluntary contributions or endowments or any other source of revenue to carry on the fencing, making and repairing of any roads, bridges or any other public Works within this Municipality and any other expenses necessary in carrying into affect the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1867.

Office expenses. £874/18/0.
Miscellaneous expenses. £945/14/4.
Street cleansing. £780/0/0.
Interest on debentures and exchange etc.. £1569/0/0.
Contracts and wages.
Enmore Ward. £7000/0/0.
O’Connell Ward. £5000/0/0.
Kingston Ward. £3000/0/0.

On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Neale, the report was received.

Works Committee.

A report was brought up from the Works Committee recommending: —

1. That the pipe drain crossing Sloan Street be continued through to the pipes in Fulham Street.

2. That owners of property in Reibey Street and Mr Campbell be requested to connect their drains with it.

3. That the guttering in Alice Street, referred to by the Inspector of Nuisances in his report, be taken up and new stones laid therein at a probable cost of £40.

On the motion of Alderman Whately, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, the report was adopted.

Nuisances Prevention Act Committee.

A report was brought up from the Nuisances Prevention Act Committee recommending in re the petition of ratepayers in Margaret Street, that the gutters be carefully swept twice a week and that the cesspit and closet at the Town Hall be adjudged to be injurious to health etc..

Adopted on a motion by Alderman Whately, seconded by Alderman Peirce.

Specification Committee.

A report was brought up from the specification Committee recommending the adoption of specifications for annual contracts as follows: —

Clause 1. Recommending the division of the Borough into four parts for the more effectual cleansing of the streets and removal of house rubbish. Adopted on the motion of Alderman Bellemey, seconded by Alderman Boots.

Clause 2. Supply of horses and carts for the year. Adopted on the motion of Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Peirce.

Clause 3. Kerbing and guttering. Adopted on a motion by Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Boots.

Clause 4. Printing. Adopted on a motion by Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Boots.

Clause 5. Cleansing cesspits etc.. Postponed for a period until the subject of leasing Walters field be settled. Adopted on a motion by Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Peirce.

Clause 6. Tar paving for footpaths be postponed for a time. On a motion by Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Bellemey, adopted.

Clause 7. Street watering. Specifications adopted on a motion by Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Bellemey. Tenders not to be called until the wood pavement is completed and the proper boundaries fixed.

Clause 8. That tenders be called for supplying horses and carts, street cleansing, kerbing and guttering and printing. Adopted on a motion by Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Bellemey.

The report as a whole was then adopted on a motion by Alderman Bellemy, seconded by Alderman Boots.

Inspector of Nuisances.

A report was received from the Inspector of Nuisances stating the amount of work done in his department during the past month. Also stating that through the stoppage of a watercourse between Sloan and Fulham Streets a nuisance had been caused by the accumulation of house drainage etc.. Received and the Inspector instructed to take proceedings etc..

Overseer, Wilson Street.

A report was read from the overseer stating that the metal cubing in Wilson Street had been completed satisfactorily. Received and referred to Works Committee for final report.

Motions pursuant to notice.

Brown Street, late Robey Street.

1. Moved by Alderman Whately, “that a sum of £50 be now voted for laying kerbing and guttering and altering old kerbing and guttering where required in Brown Street, lower extension, late Robey Street”. Seconded by Alderman Bellemey and carried.

Division of Wards. Special Committee.

2. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that a special Committee consisting of Aldermen Boots, Jolly, Goodsell and the mover be appointed to consider and report upon the redistribution of Wards of this Borough and the subdivision of Enmore Ward”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

3. Wells Street kerbing and guttering. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that Wells Street, south side from King Street, 200 yards westerly be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £100”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

4. Pipe drain, Margaret Street. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that one row of nine inch pipes be laid from corner of Holt and Station Streets to College Street thence to Margaret Street and along Margaret Street at a cost not exceeding £40”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

5. Referring to Stack’s drain lapsed as it was stated the work was in progress.

6. Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that from and after Thursday next the 19th instant the salary of the assistant Council Clerk be increased to 20 shillings a week”. Seconded by Alderman Neale and carried.

7. Alteration of By-laws. Moved by Alderman Bellemey, “that the Council By-laws be referred to the By-laws and Library Committee for revision generally and report on the same to the Council as soon as possible”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.

8. Estimate of probable expenditure.

Moved by the Mayor, “that the report of the Finance Committee recommending the sum of £19,169/12/4 as the probable amount that will be required for the current Municipal year to carry on the necessary works in this Municipality in addition to tolls and other incomes etc. be and the same is hereby adopted”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

Miscellaneous business.

Alderman Whately called the Mayor’s attention to land an unexpected vote of £40 for the repair of the gutter in Wilson Street who promised that the work should be done at an early date.

At the request of Alderman Bellemey the Mayor said he cause an official letter to be sent to the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Sydney calling his attention to the fact that the present intermittent water supply was causing much sickness and distress among the inhabitants of Newtown and ask him to arrange for a daily supply (in the daytime) though of short duration.

Committee of the whole.

On a motion of Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Bellemey, the Council resolved into a Committee of the whole to consider a letter from the Holt Sutherland Committee re the leasing of Walters and a field.

In Committee the letter was considered and on the Council’s resuming the Mayor reported the recommendation of the Committee, viz. that the lease be signed after the proclamation has been duly made and the Mayor authorised to take the necessary steps to get the proclamation made by the government.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 23rd day of March 1885.

Signed J. Smith, Mayor.


Special meeting.

Monday 23rd March 1885.

A special meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held pursuant to notice on the above day at 7:30 PM.

Present, the Mayor (Alderman J. F. Smith) and Aldermen Whately, Jolly, Gibbes and Bellemey.

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

The Mayor laid upon the table the valuer’s returns for the current Municipal year which were duly received by the Council.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the Council do now resolve into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of making the annual assessment upon all rateable property within this Borough”. Seconded by Alderman Jolly and carried.

In Committee of the whole the returns were adopted and the assessment made.

On the Council resuming the Mayor reported, “that the returns had been adopted by the Committee and an assessment had be [been] made in accordance with the requirements of the Municipalities Act of 1867”, which was duly received.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes and seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the assessment as made in Committee be now adopted by the Council as the assessment for the current year upon rateable property within the Enmore, Kingston and O’Connell Wards of this Borough under the provisions set forth in the Municipalities Act of 1867”. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that a rate of one shilling in the £ be now levied for the current Municipal year on the assessed value of the rateable property within this Borough under the provisions and for the purposes set forth in the Municipalities Act of 1867″. Seconded by Alderman Neale and carried.

Moved by Alderman Bellemey that a special Lighting rate of threepence in the £ be now levied on the assessed value of all rateable property within the Borough for the current Municipal year for the purpose of lighting the Streets of this Borough with gas under the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1867 and the amended Municipalities Act of 1873”. Seconded by Alderman Jolly and carried.

Moved by Alderman Bellemey, “that a special rate of six pence in the £ be now levied on the assessed value of all rateable property situate in King Street between Bligh Street and Alice Street and in the Enmore Road between railway bridge and Stanmore Road for the purpose of watering the streets within the said boundaries”. Seconded by Alderman Neale and carried by the Mayor’s casting vote who stated, “that he gave his vote in favour of the motion because it was not imperative upon the Council to water the streets the whole distance stated unless the rate payers wished it”.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the assessment now made and the rates of one shilling in the £, threepence in the £ and sixpence and £ be fairly transcribed into the rate looks as prescribed in the Municipalities Act of 1867 and the Mayor be hereby authorised to affix the corporate seal thereto”. Seconded by Alderman Jolly and carried.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the amounts in respect of such rates of one shilling in the £, threepence in the £ and sixpence in the £ already imposed shall be payable at the office of the Council Clerk at the expiration of 30 days after notice of such rates has been served in each case, but in all cases where payment of one half of the said amounts together with all arrears (if any) shall be paid within the said 30 days after notice, no legal proceedings by distress or otherwise shall be taken on behalf of the Council for the recovery of the remaining amounts until the 30th day of September next ensuing”. Seconded by Alderman Neale and carried.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 31st day of March 1885.

Signed J. F. Smith, Mayor.


Tuesday 31st March 1885.

A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held pursuant to notice on the above day at 7:30 PM.

Present, the Mayor (Mr J. F. Smith) and Aldermen Peirce, Whately, Goodsell, Jolly, Gibbes, Boots, Neale and Bellemey.

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence.

1. From W. Miley, contractor for removal of night soil, in reply to a letter from this Council stating that he is willing to continue to carry out the work according to the terms and conditions of his present contract until the Council is prepared to make fresh arrangements. Received.

2. From the Darlington Council inviting this Council to a conference to consider the formation of Forbes Street. Moved by Alderman Whately, “that the letter be received and the Mayor and Aldermen Bellemey, Gibbes and Whately be hereby appointed to represent this Council at the conference”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes.

Alderman Goodsell moved an amendment, “that the letter be not received”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and lost.

A further amendment was moved by Alderman Peirce, “that the whole Council be substituted for the Committee named”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and lost.

The original motion was then carried.

3. From Mr Bolton re drainage etc.. Received.

4. From the secretary to the Municipal Association asking that representatives be appointed in accordance with standing order No 3. On the motion of Alderman Whately, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, the letter was received and the Mayor and Alderman Boots were appointed to represent this Council.

5. From Mr Sproule in Watkin Street asking the Council to kerb and gutter and metal Browns Lane and put some lamps in it. Received.

6. From Mr R. Fowler submitting a list of reduced prices for drainpipes to take effect after this date. Moved by Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Boots, “that the letter be received”. An amendment, “that tenders be called for a supply of drainpipes”, was moved by Alderman Whately, seconded by Alderman Bellemey and lost.

7. From Borough Council of Darlington asking this Council to co-operate in securing means for the conveyance of night soil and house refuse out to sea etc.. Received.

8. From Patterson and Meeks intimating that they had a large stock Bluestone kerbing and guttering on hand which they would sell at reasonable rates. Received.

9. From the secretary to Holt Sutherland Co stating that the directors had agreed to the Council’s latest proposals and were anxious that the place should be gazetted at once and offering any assistance they could give towards it. Received and left to the Mayor to carry out.

10. From Messrs Hill and Smith asking to be allowed to erect an earth closet etc.. Alderman Gibbes moved, “that the Council declines to sanction any more earth closets”. An amendment was moved by Alderman Bellemey, seconded by Alderman Boots, “that the applicants be informed that as the By-laws are now under revision it is very likely the earth closets may be abolished”. Carried. The motion as amended was then put and carried.

11. A description of land required for the prolongation of John Street to May Street, also a formal dedication of the same to the Council for the public use signed by John W. Goodsell and Henry Goodsell was received on a motion by Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Boots.

Reports.

Finance.

A report was brought up from the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £1713/18/3 and recommending payment of accounts amounting £160/3/6. On a motion by Alderman Bellemey, seconded by Alderman Neale, the report was adopted.

Works.

A report was brought up from the Works Committee recommending that the kerbing and guttering Cook’s River Road on the Illawarra railway bridge be passed and final payment made.

That in re the complaint of Mr Thomas Weeks about the drainage through his property, the Committee recommends that the pipe drain which carries the house drainage along King Street in a portion of Kingston and O’Connell Ward’s be continued straight to the culvert in Bedford Street instead of turning along Eliza Street. On the motion of Alderman Whately, seconded by Alderman Peirce, the report was adopted.

A Treasurer, reported having received and paid into the bank £485/16/5, that cheques had been issued amounting to £1718/1/7 and that there was a balance due to the bank of £357/3/3. Received.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. Campbell Street kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Bellemey that the kerbing and guttering in Campbell Street between Elizabeth and Nelson Streets be repaired at a cost not exceeding £30. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

2. Campbell Lane pipe drain.

Moved by Alderman Bellemey that a six inch pipe be laid in Campbell Lane to convey the drainage starting from Mrs Abbott’s property a distance of 50 yards at a cost not exceeding £10″. Seconded by Alderman Whately. After some discussion it was agreed to refer it to the Committee of Works for report.

3. Lamps.

Moved by Alderman Bellemey, “that reference been made to the Lighting Committee to have lamps placed as follows: — one corner of King and O’Connell Street opposite Mr Lucas’ shop; one in Browns lane at rear of Salvation Hall, midway between the two lanes running from Watkin to Brown Street”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

4. Pipe drain O’Connell Street.

Moved by Alderman Bellemey, “that 12 inch pipes be laid from Susan Street to O’Connell Street at a cost not exceeding £20”. Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.

5. Cambridge Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the pathway on the west side of Cambridge Street be asphalted a distance of 300 yards at a cost not exceeding £53”. Seconded by Alderman Neale and carried.

6. London Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that London Street be metalled with blue metal at a cost not exceeding £228”. Seconded by Alderman Boots. The Council divided upon this motion as follows. Viz.

Ayes: Aldermen Gibbes, Boots, Neale and Jolly.

Noes: Aldermen Bellemey, Goodsell, Whately and Peirce.

The votes being equal, the Mayor gave his casting vote with the noes and declared it lost and stated that he did [not?] wish to commit the Council to such an expenditure by his single vote.

7. Struck out by unanimous consent.

8. King Street kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that King Street east side be kerbed and guttered from the Town Hall Hotel to watch box at a cost not exceeding £14”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

9. Augustus Street kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that 55 yards of kerbing and guttering be laid in Augustus Street northside at a cost not exceeding £28”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

10. Belmore Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the Works Committee view and report upon the portion of footway in Belmore Street bounding the property of Mr Lindsay Browne”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

11. Chalder Street kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Whately, “that the south side of Chalder Street from Horden Street to Raper’s Lane be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £44”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

Miscellaneous business.

Alderman Bellemey with the consent of the Council moved that the Mayor be authorised to alter kerbing and guttering in King Street wherever necessary to suit the wooden blocking of the roadway. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

Alderman Peirce referred to the necessity which existed for a waiting-room on the bridge for Tramway passengers. The Mayor said steps had already been taken in the matter and he would see what further could be done.

In reply to Alderman Gibbes, the Mayor promised to lay a crossing for a lane off Augustus Street to abate a nuisance.

Alderman Whately called the Mayor’s attention to vote that had been passed for tar paving east side of King Street and now the wooden paving was completed on that side it might be done, who promised to proceed with the work as soon as possible.

Alderman Boots referred to the necessity which existed for a public urinal on the bridge.

In reply to Alderman Jolly the Mayor promised to have some bad guttering in Kent Lane repaired.

In reply to Alderman Bellemey the Mayor said he would call the attention of Department of Public Instruction to the state of the pathway bounding the Public School at Campbell and Bligh Streets.

Committee of the whole.

On a motion by Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Boots, the Council resolved into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of opening and considering tenders for annual contracts etc..

In Committee the tenders were opened and on resuming the Mayor brought up the report containing the following recommendations: —

For Street cleansing.

Contract No 1. John Meader, £15 a month.
Contract No 2. John Meader, £16 a month.
Contract No 3. W. Halliday, £15/15/0.
Contract No 4. B. Doyle, £24.

Cartage.

Bridget Madigan at 11 shillings per day.

Kerbing and guttering.

Mark Smith, first class, 10 shillings and threepence per yard, second class, nine shillings and nine pence per yard, third class nine shillings and threepence per yard, fourth class 7 shillings per yard.

Sly and Baldwin, first class, 12 shillings and sixpence per yard, second class, nine shillings and nine pence per yard, third class, nine shillings per yard, fourth class, seven shillings and threepence per yard.

Ben Matthews, first class, 12 shillings and threepence per yard, second class, nine shillings and nine pence per yard, third class, nine shillings per yard, fourth class, seven shillings and sixpence per yard.

Enoch Atkin, first class, 12 shillings per yard, second class, nine shillings and 7 pence per yard, third class, nine shillings and fourpence per yard, fourth class, seven shillings and threepence per yard.

Printing.

Preston Ford and McDougall.

Rate notices, 22 shillings per thousand.
Receipt books, 12 shillings and sixpence per thousand.
Electoral rolls, seven shillings and sixpence per page 50 copies.

Signed J.F. Smith, chairman.

On a motion by Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Boots, the recommendations were adopted.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 14th day of April 1885.

Signed J.F. Smith, Mayor.

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