14th July 1903

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held in the Town Hall on the above date at 7.30pm.

PRESENT

The Mayor and a full Council.

MINUTES

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

CORRESPONDENCE

From Alfred H Hale and Co re-Numbers 63 to 75 Gowrie Street stating that they have received instructions from the Trustees of H Allan’s Estate to have the necessary work carried out on the above property and will have it in hand as soon as possible.  Received.
From the Council Clerk Glebe with reference to assessing the property of the Australian Gas Light Company consisting of the Gas Mains; and forwarding inpursuance of a resolution passed at a Conference of Municipal Representatives for the information of this Council a type written copy of the statement made by the Mayor and also the agreement entered into between the Solicitor to the Gas  Company and the Solicitor to the Council.  Received.
From the Engineer for Tramways expressing regret that the sweeping of the Tram area in King Street is still being done in a very unsatisfactory manner as a copy of the report of the officer deputed to specially report on the matter will show.  Received and the Department to be informed that the matter complained of is receiving attention.
From the Town Clerk Paddington with copy of a resolution passed by that Council to the effect that a deputation to wait upon the Minister for Plans to protest against the stoppage of the Parks Subsidiary and asking the cooperation of this Council.  Received and cooperation granted.
From Buchanan and Smithers Solicitors stating that they have been consulted by Mr RW Taylor with reference to an accident which happened to him whilst riding a bicycle along King Street Newtown on the evening of 21st of April last as a result of which he has been put to the expense of £7.5.0 for a new frame to this machine and 14/5 for a new lamp.  Received and the Council Clerk nominated to accept service.
From the Secretary Australian Gas Light Co notifying that under the provisions and powers of the two agreements respectively dated 11th July 1877 and the 18th July 1889 it is the Company’s intention to determine and put an end to the state to agreements for the supply of Gas to the Street and other lamps used by the Corporate Borough of Newtown at the expiration of 12 months from the date of the receipt of this letter.  Received and to be acknowledged.
From D B M Clark forwarding his cheque for £15 as contribution towards kerbing and tarpaving Wilford Lane at the rear of his property in Wilford Street on the understanding that the work will be immediately carried out.  Received and work to be proceeded with.
From the Secretary Commissioners for Railways in reply to a letter from the Council asking the Commissioners to receive a deputation in regard to the erection of an overhead footbridge across the railway line from Station Street stating that the Commissioners will be pleased to see the deputation on Tuesday the 14th instant 12 o’clock noon.
Received and the Mayor reported that the case had that day been put very strongly before the commissioners who however were unable to recommend the outlay.

REPORTS

The Finance Committee
reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 16th of June amounting to £1087.10.4 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £417.1.3.  Moved by the Mayor: “That the Finance Committees report be and the same is hereby adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

The Finance Committee
also reported having considered the offer of the St Georges Hall to the Council and recommending that no further steps be taken in the matter as the owners are not inclined to do business except at a prohibited price.
Moved by the Mayor that the Finance Committee’s report as now read be and the same is here by adopted.  Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

To the Works Committee
submitted their report dated 6th instant with recommendations relative to a number of works referred to them from the Council for consideration.  The Mayor moved: “That the Works Committee’s report as now submitted be and the same is here by adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

The Sanitary Committee
submitted their report in connection with communications from the Medical Officer of Health relative to the insanitary condition of premises number 297 King Street and numbers 63 and 65 King Street with their recommendations thereon respectively.
The Mayor moved: “That the Sanitary Committee’s report as now submitted be and the same is here by adopted.”  Seconded by Alderman Fallick and adopted.

The Borough Treasurer
submitted the usual statement of accounts since last report of 16 June as follows:
Balance at Cr in Bank of Australasia     £1293.19.3
Deposits                  933.14.0
Cheques issued       £1087.15.4
Balance Cr          1132.10.7
Outstanding cheque last statement         7.7.0         
            £2227.13.3  £2227.13.3   
Received.

The Overseer of Works
reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.  Received.  

The Sanitary Inspector
reported among other things that he had made early-morning inspection of the wood blocks and found that the whole of the space between the two inside tramlines from Newtown Bridge to Enmore tram terminus and from Alice Street to St Peters Bridge also Newtown Bridge to Church Street had not been swept or disturbed in any way and another section had been totally neglected.  Received and Inspector to see that all blocks are thoroughly swept.           

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE
Alderman Jones moved:
1 That a Special Committee of the Council consisting of Aldermen Archibald, Abigail and Elstub and the mover be appointed to devise some scheme whereby a more plentiful supply of water than ordinarily available may be obtained for Street watering purposes within the Borough during the summer months and to report upon such scheme to the Council.  Seconded by Alderman Abigail and carried.

This being the business the Council rose.

Confirmed this 28th day of July 1903.
Signed JM Salmon, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 28th July 1903

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held on the above date at 7.30pm.

PRESENT

The Mayor and Aldermen Morgan, Jones, how, Ibbotson, Abigail, Archibald, Elstub, Smith and King.

MINUTES

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

CORRESPONDENCE

From the Municipal Association of New South Wales intimating that the 21st Annual Session of the Association will be commenced on Tuesday 15th September next in the Town Hall Sydney by which time the Annual Subscription of £2.2.0 must be paid.  Received and made an order of the day for next meeting.
From the Secretary Board of Health forwarding set of Model By laws under Section 130 (xxii) for better prevention of the spread of Plague by Rats; for regulating the construction and maintenance of Stables Produce Stores and etc and for storage and collection of House Refuge and Garbage.
(As passed by the Attorney General second July 1903.)
Received and referred to the By laws Committee.
From the Camperdown Borough Council forwarding copy of a resolution passed by them affirming the desirableness of widening the Missenden Road and asking the cooperation of this Council in the matter.  Received and to be informed that this Council declines to take any steps in the matter.
From the St Peters Council calling attention to the annoyance caused owing to the want of proper coverings on the garbage carts from this Borough passing through that Municipality.  Received and referred to the Inspector of Nuisances for report.
From C B Rigney making application to have kerbing and guttering laid and footpath in front of his new cottages in course of erection in Dickson Street asphalted.  Also a lamp fixed at the end of the Street.  Received and referred to the Works and Lighting Committees.
From the Secretary to the Sanitary Inspectors Association of N.S.W inviting the attendance of the Mayor and Aldermen at a Special Meeting on Wednesday 29th of July at 8pm when Dr Ashburton Thompson will present the Certificates to the successful candidates as the result of the Institutes last Annual examination.  Received.
From D T Morrow asking the building alignment of King Street in front of numbers 297 299 301 and 303 decided on which Mr D.J. Hatte is about to erect new shops.  Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.
From David Gilpin Honorary Secretary to the Kingston Progress Association covering copy of the following resolution passed at a public meeting of the ratepayers of Kingston Ward on the 14th instant viz:
“That this meeting of the ratepayers of Kingston Ward Camperdown affirms the necessity of severing the Kingston Ward in the Borough of Camperdown from that Municipality and that steps be immediately taken to petition the proper authorities to have the Kingston Ward constituted a separate municipality as a first step to the amalgamation with Newtown if possible.”  And asking if in the event of a successful application this Council would be willing to include the new municipality within the Newtown municipality area with a probable indebtedness £13500.  Received and referred to the Finance Committee the consideration and report.

REPORTS

The Overseer of Works
reported the works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.  Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances
among other matters reported that all produce stores in the Borough had been inspected and as a result of the action taken one is in course of demolition and another will shortly remove to new premises and in other cases the necessary work will shortly be carried out.  Received.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE
Alderman Morgan moved:
1 That a Street Revolving Sweeper similar to those in use by the City Council be purchased at a probable cost of £39.10.0.  Seconded by Alderman Archibald.
An amendment by Alderman Abigail seconded by Alderman Smith: That the matter stand over for a month was carried.

Alderman Howe moved:
2 “That the carriageway in Lane alongside the Wesleyan Church be ballasted and tarpaved first class at an estimated cost of £17 Stg.”  Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

This was the business and the Council rose.

Confirmed this 11th day of August 1903.
Signed JM Salmon, Mayor.

 

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