An ordinary meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held on Tuesday the 5th November at 7:30 PM.

 

Present, the Worshipful the Mayor and Alderman Bailey, Bedford, Cozens, Goodsell, Smith, Tye and Whateley.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From Mr Green, requesting that Kerbing and guttering be laid in Holt Street and offering to contribute 25 percent towards expense thereof. Received on the motion of Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Tye.

2. From City Council, stating that water may be had for watering King Street, from the Bedford Street stand pipe at two shillings and sixpence per thousand feet. Resolved on the motion of Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Whateley, that the offer be accepted on the conditions stated.

3. From the Hon Secretary of the P. A. L. and Chess Association thanking the Council for granting them free use of the Hall on certain evenings. Received.

4. From Railway Department, consenting to construct a bridge under the railway to afford more direct communication between North and South Kingston on condition that the level crossing will be permanently closed. Resolved on the motion of Alderman Tye, seconded by Alderman Cozens, that the letter be received and the offer accepted on the conditions imposed by the Department.

Petitions:

1. Presented by Alderman Bailey, from certain residents of Enmore Ward praying that Union Street be metalled, kerbed and guttered. Received on the motion of Alderman Bailey, and seconded by Alderman Goodsell, and referred to a later period of the evening for consideration.

2. By Alderman Tye, from residents of Kingston Ward requesting that Kerbing and guttering be laid in Bishopgate Street between Regent and Oxford streets. Received on the motion of Alderman Tye, seconded by Alderman Smith.

Works Committee:

The Works Committee reported that they had inspected the overflow of sewage at the back of Mr Bent’s house in Station Street and would recommend that 55 feet of 12 inch pipes be laid to carry it from the premises. Received on the motion of Alderman Tye, seconded by Alderman Bedford.

Finance:

A report from the Finance Committee was read and showing accounts paid under vote of appropriation amounting to £344/8/1, and recommending further payments to the amount of £286/0/6, making a total of £630/8/7. Resolved on the motion of Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Cozens, that the report be adopted and Mr Wildman’s account, moiety of expense in laying tar paving in front of his house be paid.

Inspectors monthly report was read and received.

Surveyors report in reference to the drainage in Richard Street was read and on the motion of Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Tye, referred to Works Committee to report thereon as to the expense.

Motions pursuant to notice:

The following were agreed to: —

1. By Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Tye, that the sum of £35 be voted for laying Kerbing and guttering a distance of 77 yards in Holt Street, south side, commencing from King Street.

2. By Alderman Tye, seconded by Alderman Smith, that the sum of £29 be voted for Kerbing and guttering 86 yards in the lane at the back of the Town Hall and that the lane be formed.

3. By Alderman Tye, seconded by Alderman Cozens, that £65 be voted for laying Kerbing and guttering 131 yards on south side and 62 yards on north side of the lane parallel to and between Lennox and Albermarle Streets, from Wellington to Baltic Streets.

Orders of the day:

Reconsideration of petition from Enmore Ward. Resolved on the motion of Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Smith, that it’s consideration be postponed till next ordinary meeting of the Council.

Deferred consideration of letter from Railway Department relative to the obstruction to traffic in Trafalgar Terrace.

After mature consideration it was resolved on the motion of Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Cozens, that the Council Clerk be directed to reply that the Council have reconsidered the matter and are agreeable to the Government carrying out the Road leading from Phillip Street to the junction of Wilford and Station Street as marked in the plan A to C providing that the Government make a proper metalled Road not less than 50 feet wide and further that this Council will only resign their right to Trafalgar Terrace when the new Road is completed and handed over to them.

The Council then rose.

Confirmed this 19th day of November 1878.

Signed W. Fallick, Mayor.


 

An ordinary meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held on Tuesday 19th November 1878 at 7:30 PM.

 

Present the Worshipful the Mayor and Aldermen Abbott, Bedford, Bailey, Cozens, Goodsell, Smith, Tye and Whateley.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From Mr Hugh Kennedy, complaining of a nuisance near his premises. On the motion of Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Bedford, the letter was referred to the Nuisances Prevention Act Committee.

2. From Dr Sedgwick, objecting to the situation of two cesspits near his premises. On the motion of Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Tye the letter was referred to the Nuisances Prevention Act Committee.

3. From Mrs Hawkins, applying on behalf of the Bazaar Committee for the use of the Town Hall. Granted on the motion of Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Bedford.

4. From Mr H. Harrison, requesting that Kerbing and guttering be laid in front of his property in Linthorpe Street and offering to contribute 25 percent towards the expense. Referred to the Works Committee on the motion of Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Whateley.

5. From Mr Isaac Clyde, calling attention to the dangerous state of the water way in Alice Street and requesting that it be kerbed and guttered. On the motion of Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Bedford, the letter was referred to the Works Committee.

6. From Mr Thomas Weeks, calling attention to the sewer near Denison Street. Referred to the Nuisances Prevention Act Committee.

A letter was read from Hon John Sutherland to Alderman Goodsell in reference to the arrears of rates on the late Mr Dransfield’s property in King Street. On the motion of Alderman Cozens, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, the matter was left in the Mayor’s hands.

Works:

The Works Committee reported: —

1. That they had inspected the following contracts and found then completed in a satisfactory manner and therefore recommend final payments in each case. Bruce Street, Richard and Elisabeth Street, Nelson, Wilson, Angel, Richard, Simmons and Lennox Streets. Horbury Terrace and St Joseph’s lane. Adopted.

2. Your Committee recommend that the lamp in King Street opposite “Champion of the Thames” hotel be removed to the opposite side at the corner of Forbes Street. Adopted.

3. That the Kerbing and guttering in Richard Street remain as it is for the time being. Adopted.

4. That a letter be written to the Marrickville Council asking them to contribute one half cost of metalling Edgeware Road from James to Francis streets at a width of 16 feet, on which an amendment was moved by Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Whateley, that the matter be referred to the surveyor to report as to the cost. Amendment carried.

5. That the pipes be taken up and an open gutter laid at the junction of Francis and Queen streets. Adopted.

Inspector of Nuisances reported that the cesspit cleansing contractor J. D. Jeffrey’s has been carrying out his contract in a most unsatisfactory manner and asking the Council for instructions in the matter. Resolved on the motion of Alderman Abbott, seconded by Alderman Whateley, that the contractor be informed that if the conditions of the contract are not more closely adhered to the Council will consider the advisability of inflicting a fine.

Motions pursuant to notice:

The following were agreed to: —

1. By Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Tye, that a sum not exceeding £40 be voted for Kerbing and guttering a lane known as Turtles Lane, in Kingston Ward, distance say, 100 yards.

2. My Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Cozens, that the sum of £10/10/0 be voted to the Auditors for their services during the present year.

3. Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Abbott, that the lamp erected opposite Camden College be forthwith lighted and that the Gas Company be requested to carry the foregoing into effect.

Reconsideration of petition from certain residents of Enmore Ward, requesting that Union Street be kerbed, guttered and metalled. Resolved on the motion of Alderman Bailey, seconded by Alderman Tye that the petition be referred to the Works Committee and that in conjunction with the surveyor, they bring up a report of the probable expense.

Alderman Smith called attention to the fact that night carts were being driven through the Borough at an early hour of 7 AM and that he had been informed on good authority that night soil had been lately deposited in North Kingston. The Mayor promised to institute inquiries.

In reply to Alderman Smith’s inquiries as to what action the Water Committee had taken towards watering King Street, Alderman Whateley stated that the Water cart ordered by the Council was completed and ready for the Council to take over.

Alderman Bedford requested that the foot paths in Aylesbury Street be formed and a water channel cut. The Mayor promised to issue instructions accordingly.

The Council then rose.

Confirmed this 3rd December 1878.

Signed W. Fallick, Mayor.


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