THE RESIGNATION OF THE TOWN
A meeting of the City Council presided over by the Mayor (Alderman Matthew Harris), was held at the Town Hall yesterday. There were also present Alderman Jeanneret, Lees, Beare, M. Chapman, Landers, Booth, Buckle, Sir William Manning, Fowler, Denn, John Harris, Jessep, Hart, Ives, Rainford, Taylor, Waine, Burdekin, Smail H.
Chapman, and Penny.
INTERRUPTION TO TRAFFIC OPPOSITE
THE POST OFFICE.
Sir William Manning said that considerable into, fcronco with tho traillo of Gcorgo-Btrcot «ros canted by tim cartsRO of building material to the »ita el tho utldihons to tho Uoueral Post Office He mi. gested that tbo Mayor should communicate wv>¿ tit I'ostmastor-ticnrral «nth n viow to como arrange, mont being rando that would cause tho prierai traflic of tbo street to bo interfered with as littls u possible.
'I ho Mayor stud ho would communicate with,)., Postmastor-Qoueml in regard to tho matter
VOTE OF THANKS TO THE EX-MáYOB,
On tho motion of Alderman M Chapmin it nu resolved,-" Thttt tbo thanks of this council be u. corded (by illuminated letter) to Alderman Ima Ellis Ives for his sorviccs. as Mayor of the Citj during tbo yo tra 180G-7."
LEAVE OF ABSENOE
Tbroo months' leave of obaonco was granted to Alderman Kippax on tho ground of sovera Indi». position
EXEMPTED FROM PAYMENT OF CH7
On tho motion of Alilorman Hart, St. JasepVi Providence, Cumberland-street, was exempted from' tho payment of citj ratos on tho ground that it mi1
A charitable institution
STREET ORDERLY BINS
On tho motion of Alderman Hart it vfas resolved, -" That m tho interests of sanitation économe, and a better system of street-cleuneiog in this city, tho City Smrvoyor bo instructed to report upon tbe advisability of dispensing; with the street orderly bina at present in me and that until sack report
is received no furthor Inns bo erected '
On the motion of Alderman Dean it was resolved
-" That tho City Surveyor be instructed to corfu 1 with Mr A H Pullen ro tbe cost per lineal yiri and other data m connection with the Pullen box j sidewalk »chorno for largo cities, and to furnish» report of sanio to this council "
AREAS IN MOORE-STREET
Ou tho motion of Alderman Bean it was rewired, -" That, in accord au co with the 17th sectiou of Un City of Sydnoy Improvement Act, this connell is. 1 proi es of tho proposed doviation from the recmre monta of the Act in the construction of area«, MM»*, street, by Mr W W Wardell'
QUEEN VICTORIA MARKETS
On the motion of Alderman Jeanneret it was resolved to repay to Messrs Phippard Brothers, con- tractors, £10,000, being portion of the money re- tained by the council in respect of the contract for the erection of the Queen Victoria Market buildings.
On the motion of Alderman Taylor it was resolved, -"That, in accordance with the recommendation of the finance committee, the basement floor of the market buildings be laid in concrete and asphalt in the most approved manner, and the lavatories &c., staircase blocks and annexes at Druitt and Market
streets, be finished with cement flooring on concrete foundation by contract; and that tenders for the work be invited forthwith."
On the motion of Alderman M. Chapman it was resolved, - "That the model for the second group of statuary prepared by Mr W. P. Macintosh for the York street frontage of the market buildngs is approved."
On the motion of Aldermin John Harris it was
resolved,- "That the city architect be instructed to report on the cost of building strong-rooms and a cooling chamber in connection with the market buildings."
THE MARKET WHARF
The council approied of the arrangement made bj tho Mi}or nilli Mr Alexander ICothel respeílni¿ the occupancy of tho Market , Wharf at a ireeklr ruutal nt tho rate of £1200 per annum It m directed by tho couucll.th&t the matter should U brought beforo it for consideration at the Dist meet ing to be held m June next
COLLE3HON or THE Olfl/E'xS' BOLL
On Die motion of Alderman 1 nylor it was retoliei b) 12 to 6 ^ otes lo rescind the lesolutioupsiudon December 21 lust ordering; that in future tho c Uteu roll should be collected by ofllrci-s of the council
BUILDING IN DRUITT SI REEr
Ibc council, 111 accordance with the 17th sectionef tho Cite of ¡sydney Iraproiemeitt Act, appre?rief the proposed devntion from the requirements oí tie Act 111 tho erection of a building ia Druitt "tree! bj
Mr b Zöllner
PORTICO IN GEORGE S1REET , Tho erection of a porheo m front of certain fit mises in George street was snuctloncd
On the motion of Aiderai m Waiue it was reioliel to repair tho kerbiiiginl guttering of Davis street, and to tar jictal tho tho oiighfure
COUPORAIION lurus ' On the motion of Alileim 111 Penn) it was resolred to obtain 11 report from the tit) turieyorastotli cost of erecting screens at the Corporation Billi, Woolloomooloo Ra).
DRAUGHISMAN IN THE CI1\ ARCHITECTS
DLPAIUMEM j On tho motion of Alderman John Hams Mr ^
H bettie, who hail served Ina articles with the co: porndon, was«pp}iutstl ilruughtsimu in the derof mont of tho city architect anil building surrej r from Januttiy 1 last, nt a tal ir) of JL120 per soma
piREPiioor SIRO:IG ROOM AT mt
It wai resol« ed to erect in tbo basement of to Town Hall a thrce-comuurliiieiit fuentooi «tnsj room at a cost not to exceed £010
IMPROVED SYS1EM OF Y« OOD-BL0CnJM¡
Tho laying of a trial section of Grace a patent in proved «jstem of wood-blocking noa authorised.
ERECTION OF A nORSE TROUOH
Tho crootioti of a bono trough in \\ attie itrtet botweon Marj Auu and tfeorgo BtreîU, wai Mdird
WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD
Tho consideration of n seras oí motions rtlabnsJ? tho management of tbo Water und Seweraga lloirl und tho inporfc of tho Boial Commission in respe . of tbo board waa mado nu order for iueädsysexi
HE3IQNATION OP THE 10WN CLERK
After tho letter from Mr li I Daniell, «. Bigniag his position ns town der«, had, by direct»« of the Mayor, boon road, Aldenn in Jes.ci> mor« - " That tbo loiter of Mr. Ii J Daniels d« et Jamuiry 31, 1898, VesiRuing his oilice ol to« clork. of tbo city of Syduoy, bo received 6/ "« council, mid tho resignation as from the dsle 010« uccopkd " 1
I ho motion was ngrcod to unanimously, u« without any discussion «\ bate« tr .
Mr John It Faluioi, tlio assistant town eli« was thon, on tho lnoliou of Alderman Jessep, ap pointed town clerk pro tom
Tenders wera accoptod na follows -Air MurrtlJ toudor of £32 for tlio purchnso and ra"»T" uionuro from tbo riomington cattle salo yards ouroj tho year 181IS , toudor ot Messrs l'ordnau «Miw for tho supply of ougtno stores for the year li» » scliedulo rites, toudor of Messrs lnKb«"J.£u;; for the supply of castings during Uioyesr I6»i»
Tho council adjournod until half-past 2 0 clo««