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246-248 King Street, formerly Quartly’s

Quartly’s have occupied this site since 1918. Edwin Quartly, an oil and colour merchant, started his business in ca. 1880 in Goulburn, and moved to 286 King Street Newtown in 1897. Prior to becoming Quartly’s, the site at 246-248 King Street was occupied by numerous businesses from the mid-19th Century as diverse as tobacconists, undertakers, and hairdressers. Originally listed in the Sands Directory as Newtown Road, then 172 King Street, it became 246 King Street in 1895. The current building is designed in the Federation Free Style – a popular architectural design from c. 1890 to 1915. Edwin Quartly ran a successful business winning many tenders and contracts. In 1906, Edwin was nominated for Alderman of O’Connell Ward, losing by only 30 votes to Mr Henry Nunn Howe, and was also a Member representing the Employers in the Building Trades Group for the Department of Labour and Industry, resigning in July 1914. Edwin died in 1922 and left Quartly’s Pty Ltd to his sons: Leslie, Horace and Norton. A small fire on the 3rd of May 1929 resulted in minor damage. Quartly’s became Quartly’s Mitre 10 Hardware Store in the early 1980’s and later Mitre 10, and also houses solicitor’s offices upstairs. Quartly’s expanded to incorporate building 250 King Street and 1 Whateley Lane in the 1980’s. In 2011 Chemist Warehouse became the primary occupant and Mitre 10 moved to 1 Whateley Street.

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Images

(1922), “Quartly’s Ltd” [Advertisement], In Newtown Diamond Jubilee Official Souvenir 1862-1922, p. 78.

City of Sydney Archives. (1983), Quartly’s Chambers & Gute; ArchivesPix: 059/059271.

City of Sydney Archives. (1991), Quartly’s Mitre 10 Hardware Store; ArchivesPix: 069/069899.

City of Sydney Archives. (2009), Mitre 10 Handy; ArchivesPix: 055/055981.

References

(1882, Jul 29), “E. Quartly (Late Richards) Oil & Color Warehouse, Sign Writer, Gilder on Glass & House Decorator, Auburn-Street South” [Advertisement], Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW: 1881-1940), p. 2. Retrieved from Trove.

(1906, Feb. 6), “Nomination Day”, Newtown Council Minutes 1863-1948.

(1922, Nov. 23), “Obituary: Nr. Edwin Quartly”, Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW: 1881-1940), p. 2. Retrieved from Trove.

(1929, May 3), “Another Paint Shop Fire”, The Sun (Sydney, NSW: 1910-1954), p. 2. Retrieved from Trove.

(2015), “Federation Free Style c. 1890-c. 1915”, Retrieved from Sydney Architecture.

Archives Investigator

“Biographies of the Early Alderman: Mayor Joseph Nicholas Jolly”, Newtown Project, no. 21.

Estell, J. (1914, July 22), “Department of Labour and Industry, Sydney, 20th July, 1914 [495]”, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW: 1901-2001), no. 126, p. 4266. Retrieved from Trove.

Sands Directory

Town Clerk, (1905, Aug. 3-5), City Surveyor’s Office – TC. [Request for new kerbing at 173 Macquarie St to be contract to Mr. E. Quartly], City of Sydney Archives, Item no: 1905/1317.

Compiled by Renée Grant

 

323 King Street, former Oxford Hotel

There has been a pub on this corner since the 1860s. Originally called the Daniel Webster Hotel, from 1863-1866, according to the Sands Directories, it is listed variously at Newtown Road, Eliza Street and Eliza St/Newtown Road. It was renamed the Oxford Hotel in 1875, and refurbished in the art deco style in 1913. In the 1980s, the Oxford Tavern was a popular live music venue, and was open late most nights. The hotel was refurbished in 2002 with an African theme and renamed Zanzibar. More recently it was renamed Webster’s Bar.

 323 King Street, circa 1880-90s, 085856    034711    323 King 2000, 048539

1880-90s                                                                          1912                                                                    2000

Gritty Newtown

Sands Directory 1863   p. 131

Sands Directories 1865  p. 166

Sands Directory 1866   p. 346

Sands Directory 1867 p. 189

The Hub

069942The former Hub site on King Street0873707-13 Bedford Street Newtown

Originally the site of Edward Coles’ Newtown Hippodrome in 1908. Clay’s Bridge Theatre was built in 1913. Theatre impresario Harry Clay provided Newtown’s only live vaudeville venue in the early 20th century. Clay’s theatre was converted into a cinema in 1934. The Hub previously operated in Marcus Clarke’s Cash Store building at 218-222 King Street from the 1920s. The Cash Store used the slogan ‘The Hub of Newtown’. Broadway Theatre Company Theatre transferred to the Bedford Street site, continuing with the name. A second Hub (Hub 2) at Victoria Theatre operated in Erskineville Road until 1950.

In the 1950s and ’60s, non-English-language films were screened to cater to Newtown’s large migrant population, and it was briefly the home of the Sydney Film Festival. In the early seventies The Hub became an insalubrious and infamous ‘blue movie house’. It closed in the mid-1990s, and with the exception of a few minor commercial uses (storage, second hand book sales) and a couple of live stage shows, had been vacant since. Although recently refitted, the site remains closed in 2016.

 

Robert Parkinson Picture Shows in the Marrickville and Newtown Districts 1898-2012

Gritty Newtown

Newtown Bridge

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Newtown Bridge is much more than an elevated roadway over the railway line: ‘The Bridge’ is Newtown’s civic and cultural heart. It was a popular open-air meeting site in the first half of the 20th century. It attracted political rallies, soapbox speakers and religious preachers, including  socialists and communists, supporters of the General Strike of 1917, and the Salvation Army. The late Bob Gould, a Newtown stalwart, remembered communists addressing passers-by from soapboxes were regularly arrested in the 1950s. (Source: Gritty Newtown)

 

Newtown Station

The Great Western Railway line from Sydney to Parramatta opened in 1855 with four stops along the way, including Newtown. The original train station was near Crago Flour Mills (now the Silos Apartments), hence the street name Station Street, but was moved to its present site in 1892 when the railway line was expanded. A ticket office was built at street level on the Newtown Bridge and the platform accessed by steep stairs. (source Gritty Newtown)

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672 King Street

672 King Street

Information compiled by Graeme Barber

672 King St was one of Sydney’s early cinemas from around 1913. It was originally named the Coronation Picture Palace.  The cinema reopened as the St Peters (Kinema) Theatre when a  new building with 2 levels of seating, capacity 1707 seats, was constructed in 1927, the façade of which remains on King St. The building was designed by Emile Sodersten, as ‘a prominent social and recreational venue for the local community in the 1920s and 1930s’. The theatre closed for the last time in 1960 and the building was subsequently used as a warehouse. There was an unsuccessful bid to have it revived as a theatre in the mid 90s. Development applications 2002-3 allowed new development behind the façade, completed in 2007 with the heritage listed façade restored. By 2009 the ground level part of the building had become a picture framing store and the remainder of the building a gym

                                         056243, Lifestyle Fitness, Masterpiece Pictures, 2009

1983                                                                                                                          1991                                                                                                              2009

Robert Parkinson Picture Shows in the Marrickville and Newtown Districts 1898-2012

NSW Heritage Listing  http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=2420318

Emile Sodersten – ADB ; Wikepedia

New Life for Victorian theatre, SMH, November 7, 1995

Molly Swift Reserve

Molly Swift Reserve – vacant land adjoining 12 Erskineville Road

Excerpt from CRS 108 Parks Reserves and Playgrounds

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1912

 

Tuesday 2nd of January 1912

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 2nd of January 1912.

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Turtle Lawler, Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Smith, Edwards and Bamfield.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed on motion of Alderman Morgan seconded by Alderman Bamfield and signed.

Correspondence

Letter from E Williams asking that the lamp be removed to the opposite corner at the intersection of Erskineville Road and Wilson Street.

Received and referred to the Lighting Committee for report.

Letter from W Richmond asking that the Road the wood blocked from Stanmore Road to Juliett Street.

Received.

Letter from the Waterloo Council asking cooperation in an endeavour to obtain an alteration in the undertaker’s award so as to provide for burials on Sundays during the summer months.

Received and cooperation granted on the motion of Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Edwards.

Letter from S L Cole covering a copy of the Municipal and Shire Councils award and explaining the provisions of same.

Alderman Bamfield moved: “That the letter be received and Mr Cole thanked for his attention to the matter.” Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Letter from the Newtown Electric Light Company asking permission to erect an electric sign at the Trocadero Picture Palace.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Letter from J Archibald making application for Council’s approval of a subdivision plan of land at the corner of Edgeware Road and Darley Street also requesting the return of the plans of 2 cottages and Edgeware Road near Darley Street.

Received and consideration deferred till a later period of the evening.

 

Petition

Petition from C Barnes S Ward and 42 others praying that Lord Street be watered was received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

 

Reports

the Finance Committee reported having paid accounts since last meeting amounting to £297.2.8 and that the Balances at credit of Funds at 31/12/1911 were as follows:

General Fund £2163.2.5
Trust Fund £ 103.0.0
Wood Blocks F D £2030.0.0
Town Hall Account R and R £ 304.10.0 £4600.12.5

 

Resolved: That the report be received and adopted and the payment of Accounts approved.

 

Financial Statement

the Financial Statement to 31st December 1911 was submitted and ordered to be laid upon the table.

The Finance Committee submitted a Special Report read a letter received from E A Turtle asking councils reasons for refusing approval of Plans of houses in Lord Street and recommended “That the matter be referred for Solicitors advice.”

Received and Adopted.

 

Overseer of Works

the Overseer of Works Report dealing with matters completed or in progress during the past fortnight was received and adopted.

The Sunday Inspectors Report as contained in paragraph 1 to 5 inclusive on pages 166/7 of Report Book was received the Applications mentioned in paragraph 3 were granted and the authority asked for in paragraph 5 was approved.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That all Resolutions of this Council of the 19th December 1911 in so far as they expressed approval of the plan and specification submitted by Mr J Archibald of 2 cottages in Edgeware Road near the Intersection of Darley Street be and the same I hereby rescinded.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Mr Archibald’s letters were again submitted for consideration when it was resolved: “That the further consideration of J Archibald’s applications stand over pending Legal advice as to this councils process in the matter in the meantime that the Applicant be informed that he may have the plans of his houses if he so desires.”

 

Alderman Cousins moved: “That a Committee be appointed to enquire into and report upon the advisability and probable cost of securing a motor for Street Watering purposes.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Resolved: That the matter be considered by the Works Committee with the at addition of Alderman Cousins.

 

Order of the Day

The Finance Committee submitted the following Estimates of Receipts and Expenditure that the year 1912 viz:

A The amount of the proposed expenditure out of the Fund to which the proceeds of the rates are to be paid.

 

General Purposes Administrator of Expenses
Salaries £950, Mayoral Allowance £200 Stationery printing advertising £200 Sundry Administrator of Expenses £125. £1475

 

 

Public Works
Road metal (Blue and White) £2500, wages £2300, Street Cleaning £1300, Bricks £400, Ballasted £150 Sand £140 Cement £50 Kerb and gutter £250 Plumbing £30 Timber £20 Plant, Tools, Repairs and etc £150. £8040

 

 

Health Administration
Inspectors Salaries £364 Garbage Service £1872 Sundry Expenses £80. £2316

 

Public Services
Street Watering £540 Street Lighting £2350, Fire Brigades Board £650. £3540

 

Municipals Property
Caretaker gas and etc £120, Rates £130. £250

 

Miscellaneous
interest on Loan £1260 Annual Provision for renewing wood blocks £1000 Newtown Brass Band £100 £2360
£17,981

 

B Amount on Hand available the such expenditure £2163.2.5
C Other revenue likely to be available £ 950.0.0
D Amount required to be raised £14867.17.7
E Total value of unimproved Land £1308462
Total improved Capital Value £3030996
Assessed Annual Value £ 221000

 

A rate of 2 ¾ pence on the unimproved capital value (£1308462) will yield £14992.15.10. (Subject to reduction on Appeal).

 

His Worship The Mayor moved: “That the foregoing estimates of Receipts and Expenditure for the year 1912 be and the same I hereby received and adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

The Meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed 16th January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

Tuesday January 16th 1912

 

Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday January 16th 1912.

 

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Clegg, Turtle, Lawler, Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Macready, Lewis, Smith, Bamfield and Edwards.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed on the motion of Alderman Edwards seconded by Alderman Bamfield and signed.

 

Mayoral Minute re Year 1911

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) submitted a Minute dealing with the progress of the Municipality Financial and otherwise for the year 1911.

Received and adopted.

 

Correspondence

Letter from the North Sydney Council asking cooperation in an endeavour to obtain legislation to prohibit or regulate Advertising Hoardings.

Received and cooperation granted on the motion of Alderman Morgan seconded by Alderman Elstub.

Letter from L Everingham making application to erect a Lamp on the path in front of Hatte’s Arcade.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Letter from the Newtown Electric Light Company asking permission to low of the Electric Sign at the Trocadero Picture Palace to a position over the Awning.

Received and granted subject to the sign being fixed to the satisfaction of Councils Inspector.

Letter from the Department of Public Construction asking what the Council are prepared to do in the event of land in Wilson Street been handed over to the Council on a long lease at an nominal rental the playground purposes.

Alderman Lewis moved: “That this letter be received and the Minister informed that provided the whole of the land owned by the Department at this place is included in the lease this Council will fence it in and supervise it as a Children’s Playground.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Letter from the Department of Lands covering Gazette notices of Alignment of Yaralla Street Yaralla Lane and Brooks Lane.

Received and laid upon the table.

Letter from Alderman Taylor giving excerpts from the Fire Commissionaire’s report for 1911 was received.

At this junction His Worship The Mayor introduced Alderman Griffin Municipal Representative on the metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage to briefly address the Council in support of his Candidature are for re-election.

Alderman Morgan moved a vote of thanks to Alderman Griffin for his attendance and address.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Reports

Auditors Report

The Auditor (W H Cadogan) submitted his Report dealing with the councils Books of Accounts to 31st December 1911 and certifying to their correctness.

 

Balance Sheet

The Balance Sheet was also submitted showing details of accounts to the 31st December 1911 together with a list of rates outstanding duly certified.

Resolved: “That the Auditors Report Balance sheet and List of outstanding rates be received and adopted and laid on the table.

 

The Works Committee

submitted of reported meeting is held 8 and 16th January 1912 as set forth on the page 189 and containing paragraphs 1 to 4 inclusive.

Resolved that the Works Committees report be received and adopted and its recommendations carried into effect.

 

Overseers Report

the Overseer of Works report dealing with works completed or in progress during the past fortnight and etc was submitted and it was resolved “That the report be received and the matter of plans referred to the Works Committee for report.

His Worship The Mayor reported that he had obtained legal advice and Counsels opinion and reference to two applications made under Ordinance 70 and acting under the advice received the Council should now approve of the Plans submitted.

After discussion it was resolved that the whole matter be referred to a Committee of the Whole Council for investigation and report as to the advisability of granting approval of the two plans submitted.

 

Sanitary Inspector

The Sanitary Inspector’s report was contained in paragraphs 1 to 6 on pages 168/9 of the report book was received and it was resolved: “That the Report be received and adopted the applications for Registration mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and Authority given to issue a Statutory Notice as recommended in paragraph 6.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That the following works authorised for Camden and Enmore Wards and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on 31st of December 1911 in pursuance of Clause 3 Resolution 6 be now revoted.”

 

Camden Ward

1 Alice Street from King Street to Hawken Street remetal 22 feet wide at an estimated cost of £ 331
2 Alice Street from Hawken Street to Edgeware Road tarpave carriageway 22 feet wide at an estimated cost of £ 358
3 Newman Street from Angel Street to Union Street repair with metal and tarred screenings estimated cost £ 277
4 Gibbes Street lifted and relayed kerb and gutter from Whitehorse Street to No 14 tarpaved crossing West to East side and repair where required estimated cost £50
5 Goodsell Street South side from King Street to Goodsell Lane complete tar paving estimated cost £ 8.10.0
6 Wells Street footpath both sides from John Street to Edgeware Road repair and top dress estimated cost £ 44
7 Gowrie Street carriageway from Iredale Street to Munni Street top dress and lay strips 4 feet wide along gutters estimated cost £ 120
8 Commodore Street top dress carriageway estimated cost £   30
9 Hawken Street repair and top dress carriageway estimated cost £   27
10 Maria Lane complete kerb and gutter West side to East £   18
11 Darley Street intersection of John and Darley streets cubed £   50
12 Dickson Street and Pearl Lane renew crossing estimated cost £     9.10.0

 

Enmore Ward

13 Metropolitan Road carriageway tarpaved 22 feet wide estimated cost £ 660
14 Camden Street from King Street to station Street tarpave the carriageway 1st class estimated cost £ 186
15 Lane off Ferndale Street white metal estimated cost £   34
16 Claire Street remetal with white metal estimated cost £   66
17 Gladstone Street from Phillip Street to liberty Street remetal £ 140
18 Sarah Street renew gutters where required North side from Marian Street to Simmons Street estimated cost £ 18
19 Sarah Street remetal carriageway with white metal £   75
20 Francis Street repair carriageway with white metal £   80
21 Trafalgar Street remetal carriageway estimated cost £ 177
22 Trafalgar Street footpath South side renew repair and top dress £   35
23 Enmore Lane from Station Street to end of new gutters remetalled with white metal and from end of new gutters to Reiby Street tarpave from kerb to kerb estimated cost £   35

 

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed this 30th day of January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

 

30th of January 1912

 

Minutes of a Special meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Monday 22nd of January 1912 at 7.30pm.

 

Present

Has Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Macready, Lewis, Smith and Edwards.

 

An apology was received from Alderman Turtle.

 

His Worship The Mayor announce the business of the Special meeting to be:

1 “The making of a General Rate of 2¾ pence in the £ for the year ending 31st December 1912 on the unimproved Capital Value of all rateable land 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 extend or apply to the funds of the Area.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Has Worship The Mayor moved:

2 “That the sum of £1475 be now appropriated from the General Fund for General Purposes Administration Expenses.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

3 “The sum of £8040 be now Appropriated from the General Fund for Public Works.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

4 “That the sum of £2316 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Health Administration.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

5 “That the sum of £3540 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Service.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

6 “That the sum of £250 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Municipal Property.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

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

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed Town Hall Newtown 30th of January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Monday 22nd of January 1912 at 8.15pm.

 

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Macready, Lewis, Smith and Edwards.

An apology was received from Alderman Turtle.

 

Business

“To confirm the resolution making a General Rate of 2¾ pence in the £on the unimproved Capital Value.”

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved:

“That the Rate of 2¾ pence in the £ on the unimproved Capital Value of all Rateable Lands in the Municipality made and passed viz 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.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed this 30th day of January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

 

Minutes of a Committee of the Whole Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Monday 22nd of January 1912 at 8.30pm.

 

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Alderman Clegg, Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Macready, Lewis, Smith and Edwards.

 

An apology was received from Alderman Turtle.

 

Business

“To consider Legal advice received re-Building Ordinance 70 and Council’s regulations thereunder and the advisability of approving plans and specifications submitted under the provisions of the said Ordinances by E A Turtle and J Archibald.

Having fully considered the matter your Committee now recommend:

1 “That in accordance with the advice given by Counsel and concurred with by the Solicitors the Applications of E A Turtle and J Archibald be granted.”

2 “That a letter be sent to the Minister for Public Works pointing out that the disabilities the Council is labouring under in connection with Ordinance 70 and asking that the prompt step is be taken to amend the Act so as to give adequate powers of control over the Subdivision of Land and the erection of Building thereon.

Adopted.

 

30th of January 1912.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 30th of January 1912

 

Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 30th of January 1912.

 

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg and Aldermen Turtle, Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Macready, Lewis, Smith, Edwards and Bamfield.

 

Minutes

the Minutes of 3 meetings held 16th and 22nd of January were read confirmed on the motion of Alderman Morgan seconded by Alderman Elstub and signed.

 

Alderman S L Cole

His Worship The Mayor welcomed The Mayor of the Glebe (Alderman Artlett) and also Alderman S L Cole (Glebe) who was present to address the meeting on behalf of his Candidature for the position of Municipal Representative on the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage.

 

Correspondence

Letter from the Newtown Ambulance Brigade asking permission to make a Street collection on Saturday 25th of February on behalf of the funds of the Brigade.

Received and request granted.

Letter from Condon Brothers Butchers King Street asking permission to keep their door open during Business hours.

Received and request refused as it would be a breach of Ordinance 56.

Letter from William May Land master porting re-Band performance on the 22nd instant.

Received.

Letter from A C Lucas Secretary to the Wyalong Disaster Newtown Citizens Benefit soliciting the patronage of the Mayor and Aldermen in connection with the Benefit to be held on the 14th February 1912.

Alderman Turtle moved “That the B received and the request granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Further letter from A C Lucas asking permission to Exhibit 6 calico signs in connection with the Benefit for 2 weeks.

Received and granted.

Letter from the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage intimating that 3 ventilating shafts will be erected in connection with the Angel Street stormwater sewer.

Received.

Letter from the Wyalong Disaster Committee submitting a subscription list in connection with the relief Fund.

Received and to be laid upon the Office Table.

Letter from L Everingham asking permission to erect a lamp sign over the path opposite Hattie’s Arcade was refused on the recommendation of the Works Committee.

Letter from the Secretary to the Newtown Play grounds Committee giving further details of land in the Phillip Street Enmore.

Received and referred to Finance Committee.

 

Petition

Petition was received from Messrs Paterson Nickless Milen Guille and Company Greenwood and Swinburn asking permission to use cross blinds to shade their shop windows from the sun.

On the recommendation of the Works Committee was resolved:

“That where the circumstances warranted permission be granted for the use of a properly constructed and securely fixed playing roller blind as a sunshade on condition that the blind is erect to urge to the satisfaction of this Councils Inspector that a clear way of 7 feet is left between the bottom edge of the blind and the footway when the blind is fully lowered and that the blind is rolled up directly the sun is off the front or sides of the premises as the case may be.

Letter from Messrs William and J Dubber asking to be relieved of their Contract for the scavenging of Kingston Ward as the 3 Wards is found to be more than they can manage also requesting that the tender Deposit of £5 on the contract be returned.

Alderman Turtle moved: “That the B received and the request complied with.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

“That fresh tenders be called the scavenging of Kingston Ward.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith amendment moved by Alderman Turtle “That the scavenging of Kingston Ward be carried out by day labour.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared Carried.

 

Reports

a report was submitted from the Committee of the Whole Council which recommended 1 That the applications of Messrs Archibald and Turtle rebuilding be granted and 2 That a letter be sent to the Minister for Public Works pointing out the disabilities under which Councils are working owing to the inadequacy of their powers under Building Ordinance 70.

Alderman Rigg moved and Alderman Morgan seconded “That the report of the Committee of the Whole be received and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.”

Amendment moved by Alderman Lewis “That no reply be sent to the applications of Mr all Archibald and Turtle.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and lost.

The substantive motion was then submitted and declared carried.

 

Finance Committee

the Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to the sum of £243.19.3 and recommended payments of accounts amounting to £599.9.10 as set forth on pages 105/6 of the Finance Committee.

Refund of Tender Deposits from the Trust Fund of £40.0.0 were also submitted for confirmation.

Resolved: “That the Finance Committees report be received and adopted and the Accounts submitted the Confirmed and Paid.”

 

Financial Statements

the monthly statements in accordance with Regulation 6 was submitted and ordered to be laid upon the table. Credit balance £2021.17.10 General fund and £63 Trust Fund.

The Works Committees report containing paragraphs 12 4 pages 190/1 of the Works Committees book was received and adopted. Applications from J Campbell for approval of plans of shop and Dwelling Enmore Road for Mr McDonnell was received and approval is desired granted.

 

 

Overseers Report

the Overseers report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight was received.

 

Inspectors Report

The Inspector’s report was submitted as contained in paragraphs 1 to 5 Report Book pages 170/1 and it was resolved that the report be received and adopted proceedings to be taken as recommended in paragraph 3.

At this junction His Worship The Mayor introduced Alderman: (Glebe) who address the Council in support of his candidature for the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage.

A vote of thanks was accorded Alderman Cole for his address.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That the following Works authorised and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st of December 1911 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 is being now revoted viz:

 

O’Connell Ward

1 Wilson Street Tarpave carriageway at an estimated cost of £1241
2 Erskineville Road Top dress Carriageway within 100 yards of King Street E.C. £9.10.0
3 Whateley Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £3.16.0
4 Hordern Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £6.10.0
5 Egan Street Top dress carriageway within 100 yards of King Street £6.10.0
6 O’Connell Street ”     ”    ”       ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £7.12.0
7 Watkin Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £14.0.0
8 Stephen Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £1.12.6
9 Missenden Road ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £8.2.6
10 Bucknell Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £6.10.0
11 Elizabeth Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £4.12.0
12 Fitzroy Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £6.10.0
13 Queen Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £9.5.0
14 Little Queen Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £4.12.0
15 Forbes Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £8.15.0
16 Bligh Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £7.0.0
17 Bucknell Lane Brown to Bucknell Street repair with white metal and top dress the carriageway £55.0.0
18 Watkin’s Lane Tarpave carriageway £125.0.0
19 Watkin Street Carriageway repair where necessary £130.0.0
20 Fitzroy Street Carriageway from Fitzroy Lane to present tarpaving repair remetal and topdress £32.0.0
21 Hemmings Lane Carriageway white metal and top dress £18.0.0
22 Egan Street Renew tar paving in front of Cottages £10.0.0
23 Chalder Street from Egan to O’Connell streets tar pave carriageway £74.10.0
24 O’Connell Street from prospect Street to bottom remetal with white metal and tarpave £85.0.0
25 Longdown Street from Missenden Road to Elizabeth Street renew gutterstones where required and repair carriageway £60.0.0
26 Forbes Street repair and top dress footpath £19.0.0
27 Missenden Road ballast and metal carriageway and renew crossing at Richard and Aylesbury Street £275.0.0
28 Erskineville Road from Wilson Street to Railway Bridge remetal £118.0.0
29 Queen Street repair and top dress carriageway £50.0.0
30 Linthorpe Street metal with white metal and top dress £168.0.0
31 Missenden Road western side renew gutterstones from No 2 to 4 £4.0.0
32 Raper Street from O’Connell to Hordern Street remetal with white metal where required and top dress carriageway and repair gutterstones where necessary £55.0.0
33 Aylesbury Street South side complete kerb and gutter and tarpaving to Elizabeth Street £50.0.0
34 Campbell Street repair and top dress footpath £18.0.0
35 Longdown Street renew footpath where required £10.0.0
36 Little Queen Street renew footpath where required £8.10.0
37 Fitzroy Street renew footpath where required and top dress £40.0.0
38 Hordern Street footpath renew where required and top dress £57.0.0
39 Church Street east side footpath renew where required and top dress £45.0.0
40 Hordern Street from King Street to prospect Street remetal (white) £64.0.0
41 Church Street from Lennox to Victoria streets tar pave carriageway £185.0.0
42 Mechanic Street carriageway remetal with white metal £36.0.0
43 Susan Street renew footpath £37.0.0
44 Lanes Pines Estate Space between buildings fence or kerb to be tar paved
                                         Holdsworth Lane £5.8.0
                                         Randall Lane £5.14.0
                                       Wilson Lane £16.5.0
                                         Ivery’s Lane £15.0.0
                                         Leamington Lane £8.15.0

 

Kingston Ward

45 Lennox Street from Australia Street to Regent Street remetal with white from Regent to Oxford Street ballasted and metal with white metal £160.0.0
46 Hopetoun Street remetal carriageway with white metal 20 feet wide and top dress £89.0.0
47 Northwood Lane metal (white and top dress) £50.0.0
48 Bishopsgate Street repairs to footpath £8.10.0
49 Pierce Street tarpave carriageway £72.0.0
50 Australia Street remetal carriageway from Court House to Lennox Street £128.0.0
51 Lennox Street remetal carriageway from church to Australia Streets £143.0.0
52 Bedford Street Top dress carriageway within 100 yards of King Street £8.2.6
53 Eliza Street ”                   ”                           “ £8.2.6
54 Federation Street top dress carriageway £43.10.0
55 That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of tar paving Robert Street Regent Street from Bedford to Albemarle Street and Station Street from Bedford Street to Lennox Street

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Bamfield moved:

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act and Ordinances thereunder and Allowance be granted to the Mayor for executing the office of Mayor for the ensuing term and the sum of £200 be the amount of such Allowance.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of carrying out the following works: 1 the tar metalling of the footpath on the Cemetery side of Church 8 inches from Caretakers Lodge to Federation Road.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

2 The tar metalling of the footpath on the Cemetery side of Lennox Street from Baptist Church to Mr Dibble’s premises.

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of top dressing with tar and sand the footpaths in King Street from Bligh Street to the Newtown Railway Bridge.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Alderman Lewis moved:

“That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of top dressing with prepared tar and the Nepean sand the Wood blocked carriageway in King Street from Bligh Street to the Newtown Railway Bridge and Enmore Road from the Railway Bridge to Stanmore Road.

Seconded by Alderman Cousins and carried.

 

Alderman Cousins moved for Alderman Lawler:

“That it be referred to the works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of top dressing with prepared tar and Nepean sand the Wood blocked carriageway in King Street South.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice:

This Worship The Mayor moved:

“That a letter be forwarded to Alderman Lawler expressive of this Council’s sincere regret at his indisposition caused by a brutal assault on the 26th January and expressing the hope that he will soon be restored to health and strength.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis drew attention to the inadequacy of the Police protection for an important Municipality like Newtown and instanced a difficulty experienced in obtaining prompt Police assistance in recent assault cases and moved: “That a letter be sent to the Inspector General of Police bringing the matter under his notice and asking for more Adequate Police Protection.”

Seconded by Alderman Macready and carried.

 

Alderman turtle moved:

that a letter expressive of this Council’s sincere sympathy be forwarded to the widow of the late Ex Alderman Hitchcock who recently lost his life in a motor accident.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed this 13th day of February 1912.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

1911

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.

1910

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.