Tuesday 10th January 1905


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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Smith, Archibald, Elstub, Ibbotson, Edwards, King, Abigail, Howe and Morgan.

The Council Clerk apologised for the absence of Alderman Rigg.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From the Secretary Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage intimating that from and after 1 January 1905 no water would be supplied free of charge for the purpose of wood block washing or street watering but water may be drawn through a metered stand pipe which can be hired and water supply at the approved charge of 10/-p.a. the Council to be responsible for all the repairs.  Received.

From the Secretary Commissioners for Railways in reply to a letter from the Council with reference to the proposal to erect a shelter for the Tram starter in front of Mr Fay’s Hotel Enmore Road stating that the Council’s suggestion to remove tram terminus to Stanmore Road has had the consideration but that the Commissioners regret that they cannot see their way to remove the terminus as desired as there is good shelter for intending passengers under the awnings at the present site the use of which would be lost if the terminus were extended as proposed.

Received and consent to erect shelter as proposed by the Railway Commissioners granted on permissive occupancy and the erection of the shelter to be subject to the supervision of the Overseer of Works.

From the Secretary Fire Brigades Board covering statement of the estimated Expenditure of the Board for the current year and the pro rata apportionment of the contributions of the Municipalities together with a memo of the sum now due by this Council amounting to £118.16.11.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From W Taylor Municipal Representative on the Fire Brigades Board intimating that the estimates of expenditure for the maintenance of the Fire Brigades Board for the year 1905 have been adopted and the levy fixed at the sum of £42,900.

Received and laid upon the table.

From Charles Cousins asking the free use of the Town Hall for a public meeting to be held for the purpose of rendering relief to the unfortunate sufferers by the recent bushfires and asking the Mayor to take the chair.

Received and request complied with.

From J H Williams offering the free use of the (Trocadero) Hall for any kind of entertainment which the Council may be disposed to promote in aid of those who have suffered by the late disastrous fires.

Received and if required offer accepted with thanks.

From Daniel McCauley intimating that he has leased the resumed area of swamp situate on the eastern side of Sheas Creek and the southern side of Ricketty Street and offering the same for a Tip for the household Rubbish and etc collected in the this Borough for the sum of seventy-five pounds (£75).

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 29th of November 04 amounting to £1379.3.1 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £324.18.9.

The Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committees report be and the same is here by adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

The Specification Committee

reported having prepared specifications of duties of the office of Assistant Inspector of Nuisances and submitting same for adoption by the Council.

The specification having been read the Mayor moved: “That the specification Committee’s report and specification be and the same are hereby adopted and that tenders be invited and considered at next meeting of the Council.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

The Borough Treasurer

submitted his usual statement of accounts since last report of 29th of November as follows:

To Bank balance per last statement        £73.2.8

Cheques issued                                           1379.3.1

By Deposit                                                                   837.13.1

By Bank balance          Dr                        614.12.8

£1452.5.9  1452.15.9

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past four weeks and works in hand.  Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported that the various contractors under his supervision had carried out their work in a satisfactory manner.  Received.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the Council do now proceed to appoint an Alderman as Returning Officer for the election of Aldermen and Auditors to be holden on the first Tuesday in February next.”

Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

 

Alderman Howe moved: “That Alderman Ibbotson be the Returning Officer.”  Seconded by Alderman Morgan.

Alderman Ibbotson having declined the position Alderman Elstub moved: “That Alderman Smith be the Returning Officer.”

Seconded by Alderman Abigail and carried.

 

Alderman Smith returned thanks and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 24 day of January 1905.

Signed J M Salmon, Mayor.

 

 

Monday 23rd January 1905

 

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 be enrolled on the Municipal Role for the ensuing year was held in the Town Hall on the above date at 7:30pm.

 

Present

The Mayor and a full Council.

 

The Mayor declared the Court open for the revision of the Municipal Lists and the Council Clerk provided and laid upon the table lists for the Enmore Camden Kingston and O’Connell Wards and also list of persons claiming to have their names inserted in the Camden Role as follows:

692/Gentle Stanley Owner Land Lots 9 and 10 See B Holmwood Street £8                                                                  1 Vote

748/9 Gentle Emanuel James Owner Land Lots 37 and 38 See B

Holmwood Street £35                                                          2 Vote

845/Morgan H T and William M

Trustees of M A Holding Deceased Owners Cottage Holdingsby

Pearl Street £29                                                                     2 Vote

There being no objections the Court directed that the names of Stanley Gentle Emanuel James Gentle and Harold Thomas and William Mark Morgan be inserted in the Camden Ward Role which was recorded on the done.

 

Resolved: That the Enmore Camden Kingston and O’Connell Wards lists as now revised be the Electoral Roles for the said wards for the municipal year 1905 – 1906.

 

The Mayor then in Open Court wrote his initials against the names inserted as above 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 24 day of January 1905.

Signed J M Salmon, Mayor.

 

 

Tuesday 24th January 1905


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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Smith, Rigg, Elstub, Archibald, Hitchcock, Abigail, King, Howe, Ibbotson, Edwards and Morgan.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From the Secretary Board of Health intimating that if the following resolutions are accepted by formal resolution of the Council the Board will consider the question of recommending the Honourable the Chief Secretary to pay a moiety of the salary of a Sanitary Inspector viz:

That the candidates elected be qualified and be approved by the Board.

That he be not removable except with the consent of the Board.

That he be wholly employed on sanitary work within the Municipal District of Newtown.

That he receive a salary not exceeding £3 per week.

Received.

From S J Douglas accepting the council’s offer of £25 for a strip of land in Albert Street for the purpose of widening the street subject to the Council erecting fence and gate on the new alignment and allowing the right of way to the Street from their land.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From (T F England) England and Robbards on the behalf of the Reverend T F Potts owner of premises number 131 King Street asking the Council to pass a resolution with reference to said premises similar to the one passed in previous cases and particularly in the case of Thomas Bartlett relative to the property forming the junction of Lord Street with King Street on 4th December 1890 approving of the present alignment.

Received and request not to be complied with.

From the Secretary Board of Health (2) advising that 30 samples of milk submitted by the Inspector on the 17th and 20th instant have been chemically examined by the Government Analyst who reports that chemical evidence in respect of 17 samples is such as would support a prosecution if undertaken.

Received and the Inspector or authorised to prosecute.

 

Reports

The Overseer of Works

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

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

amongst other matters reported having purchased 30 samples of milk from various milk carters and vendors trading throughout the Borough and as a very large percentage of them have approved to be adulterated asking authority to prosecute.  Received and adopted.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 24th of January with reference to several matters referred to them from the Council.

The Mayor moved: “That the Works Committees report as now read be and the same is here by adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Hitchcock and carried.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That Frederick Grant Tuck Inspector of Nuisances be and is hereby appointed Sanitary Inspector to be employed in executing the provisions of the Public Health Act 1902 in this Borough in terms of the conditions set forth in the letter from the Board of Health dated 21st December 1904.”

Seconded by Alderman King and carried.

 

Order of the Day

To open and consider applications for the position of Assistant Inspector of Nuisances.

Alderman Smith moved: “That the Council do now resolve itself into Committee of the Whole with closed doors for the purpose of opening and considering applications for the position of Assistant Inspector of Nuisances.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

In committee the applications (of which there were 113) and testimonials were considered and on the Council resuming the Mayor brought up the following report:

“Your Committee having considered the applications for the position of Assistance Inspector of Nuisances recommend that Robert Beard be appointed to the office at a salary of one hundred and four pounds (£104) payable weekly in accordance with the specification already adopted.”

The Mayor moved: “That the report of the Committee of the Whole now read be and the same is here by adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1905.

Signed William Edward, Mayor.

 

 

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