A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held on Tuesday the 7th October 1879 at half past 7 PM.

 

Present, Worshipful the Mayor (Alderman Smith) and Aldermen Bedford, Boots, Goodsell, Melville, Tye, Whately and Wildman.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From Rock Pavement Company, and offering to lay tar paving with material from Gas Works at one shilling and eight pence per square yard. Received.

2. From Mr John Donohoe, enquiring if the Council had agreed to take over the land from King Street to Erskineville Road offered by him for the purpose of opening up a new Street. Resolved on a motion of by Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Wildman, that the letter be received and the Council Clerk directed to reply stating that the Council cannot consent to accept the Street unless in accordance with 117 section of the Municipalities Act it is 40 feet wide

Works:

A report from the Works Committee was brought a recommending: —

1. Final payment of various contract.

2. That a temporary Bridge be thrown across the junction of Lord Street and Edgeware Road and that the timber from Crescent Street drain be used for the purpose.

Adopted on a motion by Alderman Tye, seconded by Alderman Whately.

Finance:

The Mayor brought up a report from the Finance Committee showing amounts paid under vote of appropriation £346/0/6, and recommending further payments to the amount of £123/14/1, making a total of £469/14/7, which was adopted on a motion by the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Wildman.

Inspectors reports:

1. Monthly report read and received.

2. Relative to the drainage in Charles Street, Enmore.

Received on a motion by Alderman Wildman, seconded by Alderman Tye.

Motions:

1. By Alderman Melville, that kerbing and guttering be laid on the north side of Wellington lane from Regent Street to Wellington Street, a distance of 50 yards at a cost of £17. Seconded by Alderman Tye and carried.

2. By Alderman Cozens, that white metal be laid in Cambridge Street a distance of 12 yards by 6 yards wide, from the amount already voted for the Enmore Ward. Resolved on a motion by Alderman Melville, seconded by Goodsell, that it’s consideration stand over until next ordinary meeting of the Council.

3. By Alderman Melville, that a Committee be appointed to be called the “House Numbering Committee” consisting of the Mayor and Aldermen Boots, Goodsell and Melville to carry into effect the resolution authorising the numbering of all houses within the Borough. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

4. By Alderman Tye, that the sum of £80 Street be voted for the supply of about 150 tons of blue boulders, to be broken to a 2 and 1/2 inch gauge for the Kingston Ward. Seconded by Alderman Melville and carried.

Orders of the day:

1. You consider, with a view to it’s remedy, the existing evil of two Queen Street within the Borough. After some discussion the matter dropped.

2. To consider the advisability of removing the present name of Charles Street from Kingston Ward and renaming it Lennox Street.

Resolved on a motion by Alderman Tye, seconded by Alderman Whately, that the name Charles Street be removed and that Street be named Lennox Street throughout.

Resolved on a motion by Alderman Bedford, seconded by Alderman Tye, that miscellaneous business be dealt with before opening of tenders.

Miscellaneous:

Alderman Goodsell inquired if the Marrickville Council had commenced to carry out the work of repairing Edgeware Road. The Mayor replied that the work had not yet been commenced that he would direct a letter of inquiry to be written to the Marrickville Council.

Alderman Melville inquired if steps are being taken to remedy the present dangerous state of Camden Coll wall. The Mayor, in reply, stated that the workmen had commenced to remove the wall with a view to it’s being rebuilt..

Alderman Melville drew attention to state of King Street and by consent of the Council moved, “that a deputation consisting of the Mayor, Aldermen Wildman, Whately, and the member for Newtown wait immediately on the Minister for Works in order to lay before him the condition of the Street and seek some remedy.” Seconded by Alderman Tye and carried.

Tenders:

The Council then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole to consider tenders for the supply of white metal and laying kerbing and guttering in the Enmore and O’Connell Wards.

On the Council resuming it’s sittings the Mayor reported that the Committee recommended acceptance of the following: —

Thomas West, supply of metal at nine shillings per ton.
Charles Pitts, kerbing and guttering in Alice Street at seven shillings and ten pence per yard.
Thomas Atkins, kerbing and guttering in King, Bligh and Longdown Street at 9 shillings and 6 pence and 7 shillings and 6 pence per yard.

Report adopted on a motion by the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Wildman.

The Council then rose.

Confirmed this (left blank in minutes) day of October 1879.

Signed J. F. Smith, Mayor.


 

An ordinary meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held on Tuesday the 21st October 1879 at half past 7 in the evening.

 

Present, the Mayor (Alderman Smith) and Aldermen Bedford, Boots, Cozens, Goodsell, Melville, Tye, Whately and Wildman.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Alderman Goodsell claimed, as a matter of privilege, to bring under notice of the Council, the conduct of Alderman Cozens at the last meeting of the Council at which that gentlemen was present, to wit, the using of language for which bylaw 14 provided that any Alderman using such language shall apologise. The Mayor therefore requested that before any further business be proceeded with, that Alderman Cozens apologise to the Council and withdraw the expressions. Alderman Cozens thereupon complied with the request and business proceeded.

Correspondence:

1. From Josiah Mullins, acknowledging receipt of letter from Council agree application to dedicate Streets on Camden Coll Estate. Received.

2. From Council Clerk of Marrickville, advising that repairs to Edgeware Road would be commenced without delay. Received.

3. From Prince Alfred Literary and Chess Association, conveying vote of thanks for Council’s patronage and use of the Hall. Received.

4. From Montgomery Brothers, informing Council that they had laid kerbing and guttering in Bailey Street in error and requesting that the Council may not order it’s removal. Resolved on a motion by Alderman Tye and seconded by Alderman Cozens and referred to Works Committee.

5. From Metropolitan Transit Commissioners, declining to accede to the prayer of the petition re J. Antonie as the request is repugnant to their bylaw No 42. Received.

6. From J. H. Donohoe, acknowledging receipt of Council’s decision relative to his offer to open up a Street from King Street to Erskineville Road and withdrawing his offers to give either that land or any portion of his property to widen Erskineville Road. Received.

Petition, presented by Alderman Wildman, from certain residents of Enmore praying for the Council’s recommendation for the establishment of an omnibus stand. After some discussion, the petition was, by leave of the Council, withdrawn.

Surveyors:

A report from the surveyor was read relative to the alignment of two shops in the Enmore Road; the rebuilding of the Camden Coll wall and laying of unauthorised kerbing and guttering in Bailey Street by Montgomery Brothers. Received.

Inspector:

A report from the supply was read complaining of contractor Doyle neglecting to remove rubbish from a resident of King Street and recommending that he be fined 20 shillings. Resolved on a motion by Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Wildman, that the report be received and adopted.

Motions pursuant to notice:

The following were agreed to: —

1. By Alderman Wildman, seconded by Alderman Tye, that the resolution agreed to at a meeting of the Council of October 9th 1877 renaming that portion of the Road from the railway bridge to Stanmore Road, Queen Street be, and is, hereby rescinded and that it be henceforth known as Enmore Road.

2. By Alderman Wildman, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, that the sum of £12 be voted for continuing the kerbing and guttering in Norfolk Street a distance of, say, 33 yards.

Orders of the day:

Deferred consideration of the following resolution by Alderman Cozens, that white metal be laid in Cambridge Street a distance of 12 yards by 6 yards wide from the amounts already voted for the Enmore Ward. Seconded by Alderman Wildman carried.

Council Clerk brought up an approximate estimate of receipts and expenditure of the Enmore Ward for the half-year current which was read and laid on the table.

Miscellaneous:

The Mayor informed the Council of the advance in the price of asphalt and the extreme difficulty in procuring the material.

Alderman Melville urged immediate action with a view to obtain Government assistance to free King Street of it’s dust. After some discussion it was moved, by consent, by Alderman Whately and seconded by Alderman boots, that a deputation consisting of the Mayor, Aldermen Wildman, Melville, Tye and the mover be appointed to wait on the City Council with a view to procure a reduction on the price of water for King Street.

The Council then rose.

Confirmed

Signed J. F. Smith, Mayor.


 

A special meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held on Friday, 31st October 1879 to consider letter from Court of Petty Sessions of Newtown.

 

Present, the Worshipful the Mayor and Aldermen Bedford, Goodsell, Melville, Tye and Wildman.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

A letter from Mr F. S. Fielder, Court of Petty Sessions of Newtown, was read requesting the Council’s sanction to use of the reading room as a temporary Police Court in place of the Hall upstairs.

Resolved on a motion by Alderman Tye, seconded by Alderman Wildman, that the request be granted.

The Council then rose.

Confirmed this fourth day of November 1879.

Signed J. F. Smith, Mayor.


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