Tuesday 3rd August 1886.

 

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

Present, the Mayor and Aldermen Peirce, Jolly, Nelson, Smith, Tabrett, Lane and Neale.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence.

1. From Mayor of Marrickville calling this Council’s attention to the drainage which flows into the Marrickville Borough from Stanmore Road and Edgeware Road. On a motion by Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Tabrett, the letter was received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

2. From Mr W. Moon in Bligh Street complaining of the action of the Council in filling up the land adjoining his property and preventing the water from flowing away. Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

3. From Mr M. J. Foster, MP, stating that he was prevented from accompanying the deputation last Friday to the Minister for Works on account of him being engaged at the Supreme Court at the same time. Received.

4. From Mr Richmond complaining of the state of the land at the rear of his property in Watkin Street. Received.

5. From Mr Thomas Allen stating that he had received a notice to drain off the stagnant water from his land in Alice Street and as the roadway had been raised two feet he thought the Council should fill it up. Received and the writer be informed that the Council would fill it up with street sweepings and house rubbish etc.

As matters of privilege and no objection being raised thereto Alderman Neale moved, “that the name of Alderman Tabrett be added to the Works Committee in the place of Alderman Goodsell, resigned”. Seconded by Alderman Jolly and carried.

Alderman Peirce moved, “that Alderman Tabrett’s name be added to the Water Committee in the room of Alderman Goodsell, resigned”. Seconded by Alderman Jolly and carried.

Petitions.

Alderman Nelson presented a petition from 28 ratepayers in Marian Street asking the Council to asphalt the footpath on the northside of the street and in guaranteeing to pay one-third of the cost of same and he moved, “that it be received and the request complied with. Seconded by Alderman Neale and carried.

Reports.

A report was brought up from the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £842/14/4 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £414/16/5. Adopted on a motion by Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Smith.

A report was brought up from the By-laws Committee recommending the adoption of additional By-laws for this Borough.

Moved by the Mayor, “that the report and the By-laws now read to the Council be now adopted and the Mayor be hereby authorised to affix of the corporate seal thereto and forward the same to the Colonial Secretary for the approval of the Executive Council and the usual Gazette notice”. Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

A report was received from the Inspector of Nuisances showing the amount of work done in his department during the last month.

A special report was presented from the Inspector of Nuisances calling the Council’s attention to some closets built recently on Mr J. Hinchcliffe’s property in Oxford Street and asking the Council to adjudge them to be a nuisance on account of their close proximity to the houses.

Moved by Alderman Peirce that the report be adopted and the Inspector be instructed to prosecute the contractors under the provisions of No 3 By-law made under the Nuisances Prevention Act”. Seconded by Alderman Jolly.

An amendment was moved by Alderman Tabrett, “that the architect be written to telling him that the closets have been built in contravention of the Council’s By-laws and asking him to rectify it”. Seconded by Alderman Nelson and carried.

A report was received from the Borough Treasurer stating that he had received and paid to the Council’s credit the sum of £342/1/8, that cheques had been issued amounting to £842/14/4 and that the balance due to the bank at this date was £1227/10/11 with outstanding cheques £323.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. Moved by Alderman Lane, “that Bluestone kerbing be laid in front of the shops of Messrs Palmer and Rushleigh Brothers in King Street and the footpath asphalted at a cost of £28”. Seconded by the Mayor and carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Nelson, “that hereafter no cesspit shall be constructed or closet built nearer than two feet to any boundary fence or alignment”. Seconded by Alderman Tabrett pro forma and carried by the Mayor’s casting vote.

3. Moved by Alderman Nelson, “that a Committee be appointed to consist of Aldermen Bellemey, Neale, Peirce, Tabrett and the mover to inquire into and report upon the advisability of extending the Building Act to Newtown”. Seconded by Alderman Neale pro forma. Withdrawn by consent.

Miscellaneous business.

Alderman Neale called the Mayor’s attention to the state of the footway in Edgeware Road and asked that some ashes be spread upon it.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 17th day of August 1886.

Signed Charles Whately, Mayor.

 


 

Tuesday 17th August 1886.

 

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 Charles Whately) and Aldermen Peirce, Nelson, Smith, Tabrett, Neale and Bellemey.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence.

1. From the Marrickville Council stating that it had voted a sum of £100 to be spent in Edgeware Road provided this Council voted a like sum. Received and to be acknowledged stating that the subject will be considered by this Council.

2. From Mr S. Bent stating that the roadway in Keig Street had been raised 18 inches and asking the Council to bear a portion of the expense of a dwarf wall etc. to keep the pathway up. Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

3. From Messrs J. and C. Kent, architects, replying to a letter from this Council respecting the construction of some closets at Mr John Hinchcliffe’s property in Oxford Street. Received and referred to the Nuisances Prevention Act Committee for report.

4. From Mr Allen acquiescing in the Council’s offer to deposit street sweepings and house refuse on his land in Alice Street. Received.

5. From Mr M. Dolman asking the Council to kerb and the gutter and asphalt the footpath east side of London Street in front of his new terrace of five houses. Received and the writer be informed that the Council will do the work if he will contribute one-third of the cost.

6. From the Department of Mines in reply to a letter from this Council stating that Burren Street was dedicated before the Width of Streets and Lanes Act came into force. Received.

7. From the Postal Department stating that this Council’s request to have a letter receiver removed from St Peters railway station entrance to Lord Street had been complied with. Received.

Reports.

A report was read from the Inspector of Nuisances stating that the work in his department had been well carried out during the past two weeks. Received.

The overseer reported that in consequence of the late wet weather it had been necessary to effect sundry repairs in streets and lanes to prevent accident, that 70 or 80 tons of blue metal had been used and recommended that a lane, Enmore Estate, and back of Enmore Road needed ballasting at a cost of about £7 and that a ballast drain was needed in a low part of Edgeware Road, cost £5. The report was adopted and the Mayor authorised to carry out the recommendations.

Alderman Smith, chairman of the Works Committee, stated that from a variety of causes there was no Works report at this meeting but that all matters referred to the Committee would be dealt with and reported on at next meeting.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. Moved by Alderman Nelson, “that the latter clause of section 1 of the Nuisances Prevention Act By-law be written or printed upon every receipt given for building fees”. Seconded by Alderman Tabrett and carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Nelson, “that a sum of twenty pounds be now voted to kerb and gutter and asphalt the footpath in front of the new Chapel in Metropolitan Road”. Seconded by Alderman Bellemey and carried.

3. Moved by Alderman Nelson, “that our representatives bring under the notice of the Municipal Association the desirability of obtaining a building act suitable to suburban Municipalities”. Seconded by Alderman Bellemey. Postponed and made an order of the day for next meeting of Council.

4. Moved by Alderman Bellemey, “that Brown’s lane from Brown Street to Watkin Street be formed and ballasted at a cost not exceeding £24”. Seconded by Alderman Lane and carried.

5. Moved by Alderman Bellemey that Salvation Lane from Brown Street to Brown’s Lane be formed and ballasted at a cost not exceeding £14″. Seconded by Alderman Lane and carried.

Miscellaneous business.

Alderman Tabrett said he thought perhaps the Commissioner for Railways would be induced to light the lamp at the railway station near Station Street if written to.

Alderman Nelson called the Mayor’s attention to the state of the land at the back of Randles Terrace from the constant flow of house slops into it. The Mayor stated he would instruct the Inspector to attend to it etc..

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 31st day of August 1886.

Signed Charles Whately, Mayor.

 


 

Tuesday 31st September [August] 1886.

 

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

Present, the Mayor and Aldermen Peirce, Jolly, Nelson, Smith, Tabrett, Lane, Neale and Bellemey.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence.

1. From Mr F. Wilson, agent for Randles Terrace, Enmore Road, stating that he agreed to carry out the drainage work recommended by the Inspector of Nuisances and asking the Council to do the work and he would pay the cost 25 percent down and balance in monthly instalments of £10 or £12 each.

On a motion by Alderman Nelson, seconded by Alderman Neale, the letter was received and the request complied with.

2. From Mr W. Alexander calling attention to the state of the roadway in Trafalgar Terrace and asking the Council to metal it. Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

3. From Mr Usher calling attention to Cross Lane, Enmore estate, and asking the Council to form it. Received and left to Works Committee.

4. From Mr Sparks asking the Council to allow the Newtown Volunteer Rifles to occupy a portion of Sarah Square in Bligh Street for drill purposes. Moved by Alderman Peirce that the request be complied with for a portion of the reserve not to exceed a half at a nominal rental per annum”. Seconded by Alderman Tabrett. An amendment was moved by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Neale, that the letter be received and referred to Works Committee for report. On the amendment being put to the meeting the votes for and against were equal and no decision was declared from the chair. Subsequently the motion was withdrawn and the amendment accepted as the motion which was carried.

5. From the secretary to the Board of Health asking the Council to make a By-law in dealing with the question of the sale and slaughtering of stock unfit for human food. Received and referred to the Inspector of Nuisances with instructions that he make inquiry if any slaughtering is done in the Borough and to take steps to prevent it and a copy of the letter to be sent to the Sub Inspector of Police.

6. A letter was received from the Colonial Secretary’s office stating the division of Enmore Ward had been sanctioned by the Governor in Council and papers had been sent to the Surveyor General’s office to have the proposed boundary clearly defined.

A letter was received from Mr Carlisle Parker [?] calling attention to obstructions in a lane at the rear of Egan Street, Raper’s estate. The Mayor said he had already given instructions to the Inspector to take steps for removal of the obstructions.

Reports.

A report was brought up from the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £611/0/8 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £276/6/7. Received and adopted on a motion by the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Neale.

Works Committee reported recommending: —

1. That the Inspector of Nuisances inspect the lane at the rear of May and Goodsell Streets and take steps to abate the nuisance there.

2. That a few loads of earth be given to Mr Moon in Bligh Street to fill up his land to make it level where the land adjoining filled up by the Council.

3. That Petersham Council be written to asking them to divert the drainage from a terrace of houses at the corner of Liberty Street so as to take along the gutter in Liberty Street.

4. That kerbing and gutter in be laid on each side of Newman Street, 300 yards, at a cost of £150, that the same street be metalled with blue metal and ballasted at a cost of £150.

5. That Mr Bent be allowed £2 compensation for filling up road and pathway in Keig Street.

6. That kerbing and guttering in Gowrie Lane be passed and final payment made.

7. That the subject of drainage into Marrickville in the vicinity of Edgeware Road had been postponed for further consideration.

8. That Metropolitan Lane be cut down as requested by Mr Albert and others.

On a motion by Alderman Smith (chairman) seconded by Alderman Lane, the report was adopted.

Borough Treasurer reported having received and paid into the bank during the past month the sum of £336/3/7, that cheques had been issued amounting to £611/0/0 and the balance due to bank at date including outstanding cheques, £300, £1860/18/4. Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances reported the amount of work done in his department during the past month and recommended the employment of an assistant inspector. Received.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. Moved by Alderman Smith, “that the lane at the back of Turtle’s be metalled with white metal at a cost of £54”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce. It transpired that money had been voted for this work in 1883 and on the understanding that the Mayor would act on that vote the motion was withdrawn.

2. Denison Street. Moved by Alderman Smith, that Denison Street from Lennox Street to Albermarle Street be re-metalled with white metal at a cost of £67/5/0 seconded by Alderman Jolly and carried.

3. Wellington Street. Moved by Alderman Smith, “that Wellington Street from Bishopgate Street to Albermarle Street be repaired with white metal at a cost of £3”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

4. Bedford Street. Moved by Alderman Smith, “that Bedford Street under the subway be metalled with blue metal at a cost £113”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

5. Mary Street. Moved by Alderman Smith, “that the kerb and footpath in Mary Street be repaired at a cost of £3”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

6. By Alderman Smith, and that the footpath on south side of Enmore Road be tar paved from the Duke of Edinburgh hotel to Weeks White Bakers shop at a cost of £48″. Withdrawn by consent.

7. Moved by Alderman Nelson, “that the sum of £7 be now voted for the continuation of pipe drain to the back premises of Mr Slatem[?] on corner of Marian Street”. Seconded by Alderman Neale and carried.

Orders of the day.

Alderman Nelson’s motion, that our representatives bring under the notice of the Municipal Association the desirability of obtaining a Building Act suitable to suburban Municipalities. (Postponed from last meeting)

It was ruled that this motion handed had lapsed on account of its not appearing on the business paper for this meeting.

Miscellaneous business.

In reply to Alderman Neale, the Mayor said he would communicate with the Transit Commissioner’s bringing under their notice the conduct of the bus drivers and boys who openly gamble etc. on the stand in Alice Street.

In reply to Alderman to Tabrett, the Mayor said he would instruct the Inspector of Nuisances to inspect a bus yard and stables at the corner of Alice Street and Edgeware Road.

In reply to Alderman Nelson, the Mayor said he would instruct the Inspector of Nuisances to notify persons who had steps obstructing the foot ways in London Street to have them removed.

In reply to Alderman Bellemey, the Mayor said he would communicate with the Minister for Works upon the subject of blocking King Street from railway bridge to May Street.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 14th day of September 1886.

Signed Charles Whately, Mayor.

 


Month: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12