O.M.

No. 11/1

3rd of January 1911

 

Tuesday 3rd of January 1911

 

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

 

Present

The Mayor Alderman Morgan and a full Council.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

1 From the Engineer in Chief for Existing Lines asking the permission of the Council to carry out blasting operations in connection with the quadruplicate a show in of the line from Central Station to Sydenham.

Received and permission granted provided the Chief Commissioner make good any damage caused thereby.

2 From the Secretary the Civil Ambulance asking permission to hold classes in connection with First Aid in any one of the rooms in the Town Hall.

Received and request granted provided the rooms not otherwise engaged.

3 From the Under Secretary Department of Lands asking whether the Council desires the carriageways and footways to be established of Enmore Lane Pemell Lane and Reiby Lane as shown on Official plan of alignment forwarded on 16th of November 1910.

Received and Council requests establishment of alignment.

4 From the Under Secretary Department of Lands forwarding for exhibition at the Council Chambers copy of plan (No N35.1953) of the proposed alignment of Gibb Norfolk and Whitehorse Streets Railway Newman Angel Gowrie Erskineville and Union Lanes.

Received.

5 From Frederik C Boulton forwarding cover note for £3000 under the Workmen’s Compensation Act to 31st January 1911.

Received.

6 From George E Vickers asking permission to place a sign 8 feet long by 1 foot 6 inches wide above the entrance to his surgery No 1 Edgeware Road.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

7 From the Manager Bank of Australasia Newtown notifying that a Fixed Deposit of £150 account Reserves and Renewals Town Hall Building bearing interest at the rate of 3% due 30th December 1911 is held for collection.

Received.

8 From Thomas A Mansell calling attention to the need of an Electric Light at the Lane near the railway between Burren and Pine Streets near Macdonaldtown Railway Station.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

9 From J Schofield forwarding plan and specification for a lorry shed of wood and iron at 175 Darley Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

10 From H J Parker stating that an ignorance of the Building Regulations he has erected a stable of wood and iron at the rear of hundred and 11 Bedford Street.

Received and to be considered with the Overseer of Works report.

 

Reports

 

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 20 of December 1910 amounting to £1257 and that the balance at credit of the various funds with the Bank of Australasia were as follows:

General Fund £2720.0.2
Trust Account        98.0.0
Fixed Deposit Wood Blocks   1000.0.0
Fixed Deposit Stormwater Drain     937.10.0
Fixed Deposit Reserves and Renewals Town Hall Building

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

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress also the erection of a ward and iron stable at the rear of 111 Bedford Street without plans been submitted for approval.

Received and Mr Parkers explanation regarding the erection of the stable accepted.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported that the contractors for scavenging the Kingston Enmore and Camden Wards had signed the Contracts and entered on their work but the Contract for the O’Connell Ward had failed to do so and therefore Mr Joseph Howarth the former contractor has been engaged to carry out the work from day to day pending the decision of the Council also the receipt of 119 applications for registration as Milk vendors and 2 applications for licenses to sell fish within the Municipality.

Received and registrations and licenses granted as recommended the matter of the O’Connell Ward Contractor to be considered at a later period.

 

Motions Pursuant To Notice

Alderman Bamfield moved:

1 “That in accordance with the provisions of clause 8 of Section 7 of the Ordinances the Council do now fix the remuneration of the Electoral Offices in connection with the forthcoming Triennial Elections as follows:

Returning Officer       £6.6.0

Presiding Officers       2.2.0

Poll Clerks                  1.1.0”

Seconded by Alderman Milne.

Alderman Macready called for a division with the following result.

For the motion. Aldermen Bamfield, Smith, Lewis, Milne, Clegg, Turtle, Campbell, Jones, Elstub and Rigg.

Against. Alderman Macready.

The motion was declared carried.

 

Order of the Day

to receive and adopted the Finance Committees report of the probable expenditure on and expected revenue from the various services as prepared by the clerk and Overseer of Works in accordance with Section 142 of the Local Government Acts 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 Administrative Expenses
Salaries £1100
Stationery and Printing     150
Advertising        80
Election Expenses        50
Office and Lighting        20
Petty Cash and Postages        40
Audit Fee`        30
Valuation     150
Law Costs        20 1,640.0.0
Public Works
Blue Metal 1500
Wages 2500
Tar and Cartage     800
Bricks     400
Ballast     120
Cement        50
Plumbing Work        30
Plant and Repairs     200
Sand for Tar paving     100
Sand for Would Blocks        40
Blacksmiths Sharpening Tools        25
Forward £5765 1640.0.0
Public Works brought forward £5765 £1640.0.0
Bricks for General Repairs        20
Kerb and Gutter Stone     250.0.0
Stores (roads and tools account)        50.0.0
Timber        25.0.0 6110.0.0
Construction Work Stormwater Drain £1175     237.10.0
 
Health Administration
Garbage Service £1700
Sweeping Woodblocks 1100
Inspector     208
Disinfectants        30
Law Prosecutions        20
Pure Foods Act Expenses        20 3078.0.0
Public Services
Street Watering   375
Street Lighting 1750
Fire Brigades Board   750 2875.0.0
Municipal Property
Caretaker   150
Municipal Rates     140   290.0.0
Miscellaneous
Newtown Brass Band    100
Interest on Loan 1260
Annual Provision for renewing Ward blocks 1000 2360.0.0
£16590.10.0

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 Rigg and carried.

The Mayor moved:

that the Council proposed to levy a General Rate of Two Pence halfpence (2½pence) in the pound (£) on the On the improved Capital Value of £1,324,432 estimated to yield £1,3796.3.4 subject to reduction on appeals.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

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

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

 

O’Connell Ward Contract

The Council having considered the Inspector’s report regarding the failure of Robert Martin to take up the Contract for scavenging the O’Connell Ward Alderman Elstub moved: “That the tender of Mr Joseph How with at £45 (forty five pounds) per month be accepted.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Public Holidays

Resolved that the resolution passed on 6 December 1910 that employees to have been in the service of the Council for a period of 12 months received full pay for Public Holidays take effect from the date of the passing of said resolution.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 17th day of January 1911.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 17th January 1911

 

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Bamfield, Lewis, Smith, Milne, Macready, Rigg, Elstub, Jones, Campbell, Turtle and Clegg.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

11 From F C Boulton forwarding proposal form for the Workmen’s Compensation Act for the ensuring of the Maintenance men.

Received and Referred to Finance Committee.

12 From Board of Health forwarding copy of report by the Government Analyst on chemical examination of 4 samples of milk collected on 22nd Alton oh by Inspector Watson.

Received.

13 From Drummoyne Municipality stating that a deputation is to be received by the Honourable the Premier at his office on Wednesday 18th instant at 12 o’clock noon and asking that as many Aldermen as can will be present.

Received.

14 From the Department of Lands asking whether the Council desires the carriageways and footways to be established of Brown Buckland Bucknell Bruce and Watkin lanes as shown on official plan of alignment forwarded on 23rd of November 1910.

Received and Council requests that alignments be established.

15 From Department of Plans calling attention to a notice in the Government Gazette of 4th January 1911 relating to the alignment of streets and lanes in this Municipality under the Public Roads Act 1902.

Received.

16 From Messrs Haynes and Colby asking if this Council would give them the cost of carrying a wire across King Street to the picture show and cost of installing same.

Received and the writer to be informed that the Council has nothing to do with it and that the Balmain Company has control of same.

17 From J Watson Sanitary Inspector stating that he has engaged Messrs Poole and Eaton at 12/-per night each to sweep water and remove the sweepings from King Street and Enmore Road at night time each to provide a horse and cart also W Williamson to sweep the gutters and crossings at 6/8 per night.

Received.

18 From Sidney Syne applying for permission to paint a sign for Sunlight Soap on premises No 484 King Street Newtown.

Received and request refused.

19 From The Under Secretary Works Department respecting the proposed alteration of boundary between this Council and the City of Sydney and stating that such alteration could not be made (Received and request refused) by a simple change of boundary but that reconstitution of the 2 areas would be necessary and asking whether this Council desires reconstitution.

Referred to Finance Committee.

20 From H Abrahams superintendent of the Newtown District Ambulance and transport Brigade applying for permission to hold a Street collection on Saturday 25th of February 1911 to help procure a horse ambulance.

Received and permission granted.

21 From A J D Meares drawing attention to the absence of a lamp between Enmore Road and Liberty Street on Stanmore Road and requesting that an Electric Light be placed in lieu of the Gas Lamp recently removed.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

22 From A H Lockman and others calling attention to the necessity of placing a lamp at the bottom of the Lane in Eliza Street adjoining the school of arts in place of Gas lamp removed.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

23 From D Brennan drawing attention to the fact that the Street lamp at the rear of his premises in Wilson Street has been removed leaving the whole of that portion of the Street and darkness and asking if the Council will see their way clear to have it replaced.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

24 From Mrs M Yard complaining of the alteration to the Light at the corner of Metropolitan Road and cross Lane the light shines right into the front bedroom and making it untenantable and trusting that the Council will find some means of shading the light from the upper part of the house.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

25 From J The Weir drawing attention to the hardships he has to suffer through the removal of the light at the corner of Metropolitan Road and Cross Lane and stating that it affects his principal bedroom as a principal sleeping apartment and trusting that the Council will do the best they can to alleviate the nuisance.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

26 From the Superintendent Newtown District Ambulance and Transport Brigade applying for the use of the Hall free on Wednesday first proximo for the purpose of presenting Certificates for rendering first aid to the injured to the successful lady candidates who have passed their examinations.

Received and request granted.

27 From M G V Lees complaining of the smoke nuisance from burning tar in the Councils yard in front of his premises and asking if they can do something as it is very objectionable as the yard is so near and the material so handy perhaps the Council do the sidewalk around the house.

Received.

28 From Robert Morton asking if the Council will refund the deposit of £5 on tender for scavenging O’Connell Ward which he could not carry out.

Received and deposit to be refunded.

29 From Isaac Roff applying for Hoarding Licenses in this Municipality that the year ending 31st December 1911 as per list.

Received and licenses be granted except for those on walls application for licenses on walls to be refused.

 

Reports

 

The Lighting Committee

reported recommending several new lamps and removal of others.

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 amongst other things having received 32 applications to be registered as milk vendors 9 applications to sell fish and rabbits and one butchers license to be transferred.

Also on the 10th instant he purchased 6 samples of milk and delivered them to the Government Analyst for report.

Also submitted annual report for the year 1910.

Received and licenses as recommended be granted.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Bamfield moved:

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1906-7-8 and the Ordinances thereunder this Council do now fix the allowance to be granted to the Mayor for executing the office of Mayor for the year 1911 at £100.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg Alderman Clegg moved as an amendment:

That it be left over for the incoming Council to consider. Seconded by Alderman Turtle.

On being put 5 voted for the Amendment and 6 for the Resolution which was carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Jones and Lewis asked for certain information regarding the Elections.

The Mayor said he could give no advice.

Alderman Turtle called attention to the fact that there were two sets of numbers in Lennox Street.

The Mayor said he would have a matter seen into.

Alderman Rigg moved that a letter of sympathy be sent to the Town Clerk hoping that he will soon recover.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Alderman Morgan moved that Mr George Arthur Kitt be appointed Deputy Town Clerk while Mr Mackintosh is absent.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

This being the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1911.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

S.M.

No. 11/2

 

Friday 20th January 1911

 

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 Bamfield, Lewis, Smith, Milner, Macready and Elstub.

 

Business

By Order of the Mayor.

“To make a General Rate of 2½ (two pence halfpenny) in the pound (£) for the year ending 31st December 1911 on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable Lands in this Municipality as proposed passed at a meeting of the Council held on the 3rd January instant and subsequently notified in accordance with the requirements of Section 142 of the Local Government Act 1906 -7-8.”

 

The Mayor Moved:

“That this Council do now make and levy a General Rate of 2½ pence (two pence – halfpenny) in the £for the year ending 31st December 1911 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 or obliged by the Act Ordinances and Regulations to expend or apply the funds of the Area.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the sum of £1640 be now appropriated from the General Fund for General Purposes Administrative Expenses.”

Seconded by Alderman Milne and carried.

2 “That the sum of £6110 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Works.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

3 “That the sum of £237.10.0 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Construction Work.”

Seconded by Alderman Milne and carried.

4 “That the sum of £3078 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Health Administration.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

5 “That the sum of £2875 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Services.”

Seconded by Alderman Milne and carried.

7 “That the sum of £2360 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Miscellaneous Expenditure.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1911 stop

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

S.M.

No. 11/3

 

Friday 20th January 1911

 

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall on the above date at 8.15pm.

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Bamfield, Lewis, Smith, Milne, Macready, Elstub and Jones.

 

Business

In pursuance of notice given

The Mayor moved:

“That the rate of 2½ pence (two pence Halfpenny) in the Pound (£) on the Unimproved Capital Value of Rateable Lands in the Municipality made and passed by resolution on 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 Milne and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1911.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

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