Tuesday 4th January 1910 (No. 10/1)

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

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Campbell, Elstub, Clegg, Ibbotson, Edwards, Smith, Bamfield and Turtle.

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed

Correspondence

From the Municipal Councils of Marrickville Petersham Darlington Erskineville and St Peters agreeing to send delegates to a conference to be held at the Town Hall here to consider the practicability of a scheme to enable joint action to be taken on matters affecting the whole of the Municipalities.

Received and the Clerk to arrange the date of the Conference and the number of delegates from each Council to consist of the Mayor and two Aldermen.

From the Secretary Australian Gas Light Company acknowledging receipt of notification to determine and put an end to the Contract and Agreement existing between the Company and the Council respecting the lighting of street lamps on 31st of December 1910. Received.

Reports

The finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriations amounting to £1,020.15.5 and that the balance at credit of the various funds with the Bank of Australasia Newtown were as follows:

General fund £1128.13.3
Reserves and renewals Bank account   2500.0.0
Contract is Deposits     713.0.0
Fixed Deposits 3750.4.7
£8092.7.10

The Committee recommended in accordance with Regulation 6 clause 3 (c) that the sum of £2500 at credit of Reserves and Renewals Bank account be now transferred back to the General Fund Account to meet the first payment of 40% becoming due to the Contractors for re-wood blocking King Street South.

Moved by the Mayor: “That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

The Overseer of Works

reported various works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress. Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported the receipt of 27 applications for registration as Milk Venders under the Dairies Supervision Act and 3 applications for licenses to sell fish and recommending the registration and licenses be granted.

Received and adopted.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 18 day of January 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 4th January 1910 (No.10/1)

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Council held in the Town Hall on the above date at 8.30pm.

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Clegg, Campbell, Elstub, Edwards, Lewis, Smith and Turtle.

Business

“To receive and adopt the Finance Committees report on the estimates of the probable Expenditure on and expected revenue from the various sources as prepared by the Clerk and Overseer of Works in accordance with Section 142 of the Local Government Act 1906-7-8.”

The Finance Committee

submitted the following estimates viz:

Estimated Expenditure

(a) The amount of the proposed expenditure out of the fund to which the proceeds of the rates are to be carried.

General Purposes – Administrator Expenses

Salaries £ 1100.0.0
Stationery Printing        200.0.0
Advertising          80.0.0
Election Expenses          10.0.0
Office and Lighting          20.0.0
Petty Cash and Postages          40.0.0
Audit Fee          30.0.0
Valuation        150.0.0
Law Costs          20.0.0
Collectors of Lists        100.0.0 1,750.0.0
Public Works
Blue Metal     1500.0.0
Wages     2650.0.0
Tar and Cartage        600.0.0
Bricks        400.0.0
Ballast      120.0.0
Cement          50.0.0
Plumbing Work          30.0.0
Forward £ 5350.0.0 1750.0.0
Plant and Repairs        200.0.0
Sand for Tar paving          80.0.0
Sand for Wood blocks          40.0.0
Blacksmiths Sharpening Tools          25.0.0
Bricks for General repairs          20.0.0
Kerb and gutter stone          50.0.0
Stores (Roads and Tools account)          50.0.0
Timber          25.0.0 5840.0.0
Construction Work Storm water drain 1500.0.0
Health Administration
Garbage Service £ 1600.0.0
Inspector        182.0.0
Disinfectants etc          30.0.0
Law Prosecutions          20.0.0 1832.0.0
Public Services
Street Watering        250.0.0
Street Lighting   2100.0.0
Fire Brigades Board     750.0.0 3100.0.0
Municipal Property
Caretaker etc     150.0.0
Municipal Rates     140.0.0   290.0.0
Miscellaneous
Interest on Loan     1260.0.0
Annual Provision for renewing X
Wood blocked pavements     1000.0.0 2260.0.0
£16572.0.0

 

Estimated Revenue

(b) Amount on hand available for expenditure £ 1128.13.3
(c) Other revenue likely to be available     800.0.0
(d) Amount required to be raised 14643.6.9
£16572.0.0

The estimates having being considered in detail the Mayor moved:

“That the estimates as read by the Clerk be and are hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Alderman Turtle dissenting asked that the fact be recorded.

The Mayor moved:

“That the Council proposed to levy a General Rate of two pence three farthings (2¾) in the pound (£) on the Unimproved Capital Value of £1,280,923.0.0 estimated to yield £14677.4.10 subject to appeal.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

That the above estimates considered and adopted by the Council be published as prescribed by the Act.

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 18th day of January 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 18th of January 1910 (No. 10/2)

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

Present

the Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Rigg, Campbell, Bamfield, Turtle, Smith, Cox, Edwards, Clegg, and Lewis.

Alderman Edwards apologised for the unavoidable absence of Alderman Ibbotson.

Minutes

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

Correspondence

From the Chamber Magistrate notifying that during the half year ended 31st of December 1909 the sum of £5.13.0 had been collected and handed to the Council.

Received.

From the Minister for Public Instruction intimating that he will receive a Deputation from this Council regarding the establishment of a Technical College in the district of Newtown on Thursday 20th instant at 12 noon.

Received and Parliamentary representatives to be notified.

From the Department of Public Works intimating that proclamation has been issued in Gazette of 5th instant declaring that the General Fund of a Council may be applied to the purchase construction and maintenance and management of public pounds.

Received.

From Thomas E J Foster with draft tracing of a proposed subdivision of Thurnby Estate for consideration.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From Mrs Alice Gardiner calling attention to the rewood blocking of King Street to St Peters Railway Bridge and as a ratepayer beyond claiming consideration equally with those on the nearer side if it.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From James A Meek making application for permission to erect premises for the “Enmore Picture Company” situated at Enmore Road near Simmons Street. Received.

Mayors Minute Financial to 31/12/09

The Mayor submitted a lengthy Minute containing a Statement of the finances together with a review of the work done during the past year in which he congratulated the Council and ratepayers on its highly satisfactory financial position.

On the motion of Alderman Lewis seconded by Alderman Campbell the Minute was 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 having received 16 Applications for registration as Milk Vendors under the Dairies Supervision Act and 20 Applications for licenses to sell fish under Ordinance No [?] 30 Applications under Ordinance No 55 for licenses to use hoardings for advertising purposes all of which registrations and licenses he recommended to be granted.

Received and registrations and licenses granted as recommended.

Alderman Cox

At an earlier stage of the proceedings the Mayor extended a very hearty welcome to Alderman Cox on his return from a trip to the old country and expressed the hope that his health had benefited by the change.

All the Aldermen accordingly greeted Alderman Cox who when replying said he had greatly enjoyed the trip.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That in pursuance of the provisions of the Fire Brigades Act 1909 and the Regulations made thereunder for the election of the member to serve as Municipal Representative on the Board of Fire Commissioners of New South Wales this Council do now proceed to record its vote for Alderman William Taylor.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

2 “That the foregoing resolution be sent in writing signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Town Clerk sealed with the seal of the Council and addressed to the Returning Officer Town Hall Sydney.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Order of the Day

To consider what allowance if any shall be granted to the Mayor for the year 1910.

Alderman Lewis moved:

“That the Mayor be allowed the sum of £100.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub.

After a lengthy discussion the motion was put to the meeting and five voted for and five against.

The Mayor gave his casting vote against the motion which was therefore negatived

This being the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 1st day of February 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Monday 24th January 1910 (No. 10/2)

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall on the above date at 7.30pm.

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Edwards, Campbell, Elstub, Bamfield, Turtle, Smith, Cox, Lewis and Clegg.

Business

By Order of the Mayor

To make a General Rate of 2¾ (two pence three farthings) in the pound (£) for the year ending 31st December 1910 on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable lands in this Municipality as proposed and passed at a meeting of the Council held on 4th January instant and subsequently notified in accordance with the requirements of Section 142 of the Local Government Act 1906-7-8.

Alderman Turtle moved as an amendment:

that a rate of 2 and 5/8ths (two pence and five eighths of a penny) be levied on the Unimproved Capital Value which would yield £14010.2.9 and 1/8th to yield £667.2.9 to be applied to a Sinking fund for liquidating the loan.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and on being put lost.

The motion was then carried.

The Mayor moved:

“That this Council do now make and levy a General Rate of 2¾ (two pence three farthings) in the £ for the year ending 31st of December 1910 on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable lands in the Municipality to provide sufficient money to defray all its probable and reasonable expenses in the carrying out during the year of the several purposes in respect of which it is authorised directed to urge or obliged by the Act Ordinances and regulations to expend or apply the funds of the area.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the sum of £1750 be now appropriated from the General Fund for General Purposes Administrative Expenses.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

2 “That the sum of £5840 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Works.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

3 “That the sum of £1500 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Construction Works.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

4 “That the sum of £1832 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Health Administration.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

5 “That the sum of £3100 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Services.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

6 “That the sum of £290 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Municipality Property.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

7 “That the sum of £2260 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Miscellaneous Expenditure.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 1st day of February 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Monday 24th January 1910 (No. 10/3)

Minutes of special meeting of the Council held in the Town Hall Newtown on the above date at 8.15pm.

Present

the Mayor (Alderman Morgan and Aldermen Edwards, Campbell, Elstub, Bamfield, Turtle, Smith, Cox, and Lewis

Business

In pursuance of Notice given

The Mayor moved

“That the rate of 2¾ (two pence three farthings) in the pound (£) on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable lands in the Municipality made and passed by resolution of this Council at a duly constituted meeting held this day be and the same is hereby confirmed and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorised when the rates have been written up in the Rate Books to attach the Common Seal of the Council to and sign the Rate Books.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 1st day of February 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

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