Tuesday 8th January 1901 at 7:30 p.m. 

Minutes of Adjourned Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held at the Town Hall on Tuesday 8th January 1901

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Rigg, Smith, Dolman, Jones, Howe, Ibbotson, Elstub, Crozier and King. 

MINUTES

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed. 

CORRESPONDENCE

From the Secretary to the Railway Commissioners in answer to Councils letter relative to the overcrowding of the St Peters Cooks River and Marrickville to Dulwich Hill Tramways stating that this is largely caused by passengers crowding on to the first tram which comes along and consequently the following tram run comparatively light.  Received.

From John P. Herliky forwarding copy of a resolution passed by the Newtown Library Debating Society thanking the Council for the free use of the Hall since the inception of the Society three years and nine months ago.  Received.

From the Mayor of Newcastle pointing out that notwithstanding repeated promises by the Premier Sir William Lyne it would appear that the Annual Subsidy usually expected from the Government is not provided for in the estimates for the current year and suggesting that this important matter be brought under the notice of the Premier by a monster Deputation supported by all the Members of Parliament.  Received and co-operation granted. 

REPORTS

The Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since the fourth of December amounting to £1285.10.8 and recommending accounts for payment totalling £218.10.11. Moved by the Mayor “That the Finance Committee’s report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

The Finance Committee further reported with reference to Bradley and Sons letter dated the 15th November on the subject of £18.7.6 arrears of rates due in respect of number 34 – 36 Hordern St which they refuse to pay recommending that the writers be informed that the Council will still hold the amount as a charge against the property.  The Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committee’s report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.   

The Works Committee submitted its report dated 28th December 1900 dealing with and having reference to 12 separate matters referred to them for consideration.  The several recommendations were approved and the Mayor moved: “That the Works Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried. 

The Specification Committee reported having in accordance with the resolution passed at the last meeting of the Council considered and prepared a specification presented from making the annual valuation of all rateable property within the Borough for the Municipal Year 1901 to 1902 and recommending its adoption.  And further recommending that tenders be called from the two persons competent to make the annual valuation such tenders to be opened and considered at next Ordinary Meeting of the Council.  The Mayor moved: “that the Specification Committees report be and is hereby adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried. 

The Borough Treasurer reported that between the 4th of December 1901 and 8th January 1901 £382.18.7 had been received and deposited in the Bank and that the debit balances were as follows viz:

Current A/c                              Dr        £744.1.2

Debenture A/c                          Dr          116.0.0

Total amount due to Bank                                             £860.1.2

Received. 

The Overseer of Works reported various works carried out under his supervision since last meeting and works now in progress.  Received. 

The Inspector of Nuisances reported that the Contractors were doing their work in a satisfactory manner and that the Rubbish Tip was kept in good order.  Received. 

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE

Alderman Ibbotson moved:1 “That an additional sum of £70 be now voted for tar metalling Margaret Street as recommended by the Works Committee 28th November 1900.”  Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried. 

Alderman Rigg moved: 2 That the gutter stones at the crossing at Simmons Street and Sarah Street be taken up and relaid with a better grade and that the roadway between the two gutters be renewed with tarred metal for a distance of about 25 yards at an estimated cost of £60 and same referred to the Works Committee.  Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried. 

3 “That a Lamp be placed on the Northern side of Pemell Street midway between Reiby and Simmons Street (2) That the lamp in Simmons Street be removed to the corner of Pemell Street (3) That the lamp in Reiby Street be shifted to the corner of Pemell Street at an estimated cost of £6 and referred to the Lighting Committee.”  Seconded by Alderman Dolman and carried. 

MISCELLANEOUS

Alderman Smith moved:”That a letter be sent to the Newtown Citizens Commonwealth celebrations Committee thanking them on behalf of the Council for the excellent display of Illuminations and decorations to commemorate the inauguration of the Commonwealth.”  Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried. 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

Confirmed this 15th day of January 1901.

Signed J. M. Salmon, Mayor.

 

15th of January 1901 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held at the Town Hall on Tuesday 15th of January 1901. 

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Crozier, Jones, Howe, King, Smith, Elstub, Cox, Dolman and Ibbotson. 

MINUTES

The minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed. 

CORRESPONDENCE

From the Board of Water Supply and Sewerage referring to the Mayor’s personal interview at the Office on the 14th of December with regard to the sanitary state of the premises numbers 23 and 25 King Street explaining that private property intervened between the original sewer and these premises and a new extension was therefore laid to make the case and that as soon as the required statutory notice expires on 26th instant the matter if necessary will be handed over to the Board’s compulsory Contractor.  Received.

From Mr Standen complaining a street lamp in front of his residence number 8 Egan St which is a great nuisance and asking that the side next to his house be darkened.  Received and referred to the Lighting Committee.

From S. Burnett stating that he had started erecting an advertising hoarding in King Street Newtown placed 1 inch back from the fence when he was informed by the Inspector that it would have to come down and will be glad to know if he can finish the said hoarding.  Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

From Alice Burbridge Union Hotel Union Street asking permission to extend the Balcony round her property 34 feet into Iredale Street.  Received and referred to the Works Committee. 

REPORTS

The Lighting Committee submitted a report dated the eighth January recommending that a new lamp be placed in Pemell Street northside midway between Simmonds and Reiby Street and the removal of a lamp in Simmons Street to the corner of Pemell Street and another in Reiby Street to the corner of Pemell Street.  Alderman Elstub moved: “That the Lighting Committee’s report as read be and is hereby adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman King and carried. 

The Overseer of Works reported various works carried out under his supervision since last meeting.  Received. 

The Inspector of Nuisances reported that the Contractors are doing their work in a satisfactory manner the Rubbish Tip kept in good order and that he had cautioned the builder against further proceeding with the erection of a structure in King Street which was not in accordance with the By laws.  Received. 

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE

1 (a) “That as recommended by the Lighting Committee new lamp be placed in Eliza Street (East side) midway between the Workman’s Institute and Lennox Street (b) That the Lamp in front of the Institute be transferred to the West side of Eliza Street.  (c) That the lamp attached to the Commercial Bank be removed to the corner of King and Eliza streets and (d) that the Lamp in front of the Bank of Australasia be removed to the corner of King and Australia streets at a cost of £7.” Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried. 

Alderman Ibbotson moved: 2 “That as recommended by the Lighting Committee lamp be erected in Camden Street (southern side) midway between number 60 and Ferndale St and that the Lamp opposite number 60 be removed easterly 10 yards and placed on the Northern side of the Street at a cost of £5.”  Seconded by Alderman Dolman and carried. 

Alderman Smith moved:3 “That the pipe crossing at the intersection of Wellington Street and the Lane at the rear of Friedenrick’s bread factory be taken up and an open wood blocked crossing with return kerb substituted at an estimated cost of £6.10.0.”  Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried. 

MISCELLANEOUS

Alderman Smith moved:”That a letter be addressed to the Department of Public Works stating that in the opinion of this Council the stormwater drain constructed in Brigg’s Paddock is not of sufficient size to carry off the storm water and is likely to cause flooding and damage to property.”  Seconded by Alderman Crozier and carried. In reply to Alderman King the Mayor said he would give instructions regarding a dilapidated fence in Longdown Street. Alderman Crozier called attention to the large flow of water in King Street between Eliza and Australia streets during a heavy storm when it was decided that the Overseer furnish a report. 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

To open and consider Tenders for making the Annual Valuation.  Moved by Alderman Smith: “That the Council do now resolve into Committee of the Whole with closed doors to open and consider Tenders for making the Annual Valuation for the ensuing Municipal Year.”  Seconded by Alderman Cox and carried.  In Committee the Tenders were opened and considered and on resuming the following report was brought up viz: “Your Committee of the Whole having considered the Tenders for making the Annual Valuation for the year 1901 to 1902.  Recommend that the Tender of Messrs Hoffman and Nugent at £75 be accepted.” Alderman Smith moved “That the report of the Committee of the Whole as now submitted be and the same is hereby adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried. 

This being the business the Council rose.

Confirmed this 29 day of January 1901.

Signed J. M. Salmon, Mayor. 

Wednesday 23rd January 1901 

REVISION COURT

In accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1897 an Open Court for the purpose of Revising the Municipal Lists of persons supposed to be entitled to vote at the election of Aldermen and Auditors during the ensuing Municipal Year was held in the Town Hall on the 23rd day of January at 7.30pm. 

 

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon Presiding) and Aldermen Smith, Dolman, Morgan, Elstub, Jones, King, Howe and Crozier.  An apology from Alderman Ibbotson was received. 

The Mayor declared the Court open for the revision of the Municipal Lists and the Council Clark produced and laid upon the table Lists for the Enmore and Camden Kingston and O’Connell Wards.  Also Lists of Claims to have names inserted on the Enmore and Camden Wards as follows:

Enmore Ward

Lockman A.H.   Occupier          House 4 Reiby St.        £30      2 votes

Drury F.A.         Occupier          House Enmore Rd        £75      2 votes

Baldwin George     Lessee         House 41 Metrop.Rd   £26      2 votes

Baldwin J.W.          Lessee         Land Enmore Rd          £23      1 vote

Camden Ward

O’Donoghue J.M.    Owner         Houses 28-38 Iredale St £69 2 votes

Chuck J.A.             Lessee           House Whitehorse St £28 2 votes

Messrs Lockman and Drury when called upon answered to their names and having been duly sworn and examined the Court by a majority decided that they were entitled to be enrolled and their names were accordingly inserted in alphabetical order on the Enmore Ward List.  Messrs George and J.W. Baldwin not answering to their names their claims to be enrolled on the List of the said Ward lapsed.      

 John Markham Donohue and Joseph Arthur Chuck appeared in support of their claims and having satisfied a majority of the Court on their sworn testimony their names were inserted in order on the Camden Ward List. Resolved on the motions of Aldermen Morgan, Smith, King and Dolman that the Camden Kingston and O’Connell and Enmore Ward lists respectively as now revised be Electoral Rolls for the state Wards for the Municipal Year 1901 to 1902.

The Mayor then in Open Court wrote his initials against the names inserted signed his name to every page and also signed the Certificate at the end of each List in accordance with Section 64 of the Municipalities Act of 1897. This terminated the proceedings and the Court rose.

Confirmed this 29 day of January 1901.

Signed J. M. Salmon, Mayor.

Tuesday 29th of January 1901 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown at the Town Hall on Tuesday 29 January 1901 at 7:30 p.m. 

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen King, Dolman, Jones, Cox, Elstub, Smith, Ibbotson, Howe and Crozier.  Alderman Crozier apologised that the absence of Alderman Morgan.

MINUTES

The Minutes of the previous Ordinary Meeting and Revision Court proceedings were read confirmed and signed. Adjournment Alderman Smith moved:”That in mournful respect to the memory of her most gracious Majesty Queen Victoria whose death all deplore so much this Council do now adjourn until Monday the 4th day of February Proximo.””That a letter be written to the Governor General conveying the Council sympathy to their Majesties the King and Queen and all the members of the Royal Family in their lamented bereavement.””That a letter be addressed to the Governor General for transmission congratulating His Majesty King Edward VII on his ascent to the throne.”Seconded by Alderman Jones and carried. 

The Council adjourned accordingly. 


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