Tuesday 5th September 1882.

A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held pursuant to notice on the above day at 7:30 PM.

Present, the Mayor (Mr N. Melville) and Aldermen Peirce, J. Smith, Gibbes, Boots, J. H. Smith and Hibble.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and after a slight alteration in reference to Mr William’s tender were duly confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From Macdonaldtown Council respecting the delay in carrying out certain Works asked to be done in Union Street. Resolved on the motion of Alderman J. Smith that the letter be received and it’s consideration made an order of the day for next meeting. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes.

2. From the Treasury respecting the disposal of fees arising from the sale of animals at the Borough pound. Received.

3. From stone breakers asking for an increase in the price per ton of sixpence for breaking. Received and referred to a later period of the evening.

4. From the Commissioner for Railways respecting a lamp in front of the motor shed at Newtown. Received.

5. From the Secretary, Electric Lighting Company, respecting the substitution of electricity for gas. Received.

6. From Mr W. Bailey calling attention to the necessity for watering a portion of the Enmore Road. Received and referred to the Water Committee for consideration and report.

7. From Mr J. Williams, complaining of the drainage in Union Street. Received and referred to the Works Committee on the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith.

8. From Mr, Griffin, complaining of the height the retaining wall in Raper Street is being carried up and asking the Council whether it intended raising his house to the level of the Street as compensating him in a pecuniary manner. It was moved by Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, “that the letter be received and referred to the Works Committee for report “. An amendment was moved by Alderman J. F. Smith, seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith, “that the words “referred to the Works Committee” be omitted”. The amendment was lost and the original motion carried.

Reports:

A report was received from the Inspector of Nuisances stating that 69 cesspits had been cleansed by the Council’s contractor during the last month and during the same period 17 new places had been constructed, that several straying animals had been impounded and that the scavenging had been fairly performed during the month. On the motion of Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Peirce the above report was received and adopted.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Pearl Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that £35 be now voted for completing the formation of Pearl Street”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

2. King Street ing.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the foot paths in the west side of King Street from Maria Street to May Street be ed at a cost not more than £100”.

3. Charles Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the south side of Charles Street be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £90”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

4. Wells Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that at a cost not exceeding £12, a three course open crossing be laid at the junction of Commodore Street and Wells Street”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

5. Matters referred to Works Committee.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the following matters be referred to the Works Committee for report at next ordinary meeting of Council, viz, a) the best means of removing nuisances from London Street opposite Mr Hensen’s house. b) the best means of conveying water from north side of upper extension of Margaret Street to south side of lower extension thereof. c) the kerbing and guttering of north side of Camden Street between Ferndale Street and c shaft opposite Stack’s”.

An amendment was moved by Alderman J. F. Smith, seconded by Alderman Peirce, “that section (a) referring to the nuisances in London Street be omitted”, which was carried. The original motion as amended was put and carried.

6. London Street, kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that at a cost not exceeding £38, the east side of London Street from Belmore Street to Charles Street be kerbed and guttered”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

7. Metal foot ways, Station Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that foot ways of metal sets four feet six inches wide be laid from steps at south east corner of the railway station to northern end of foot paths in Station Street, cost not to exceed £80”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and lost.

8. Barden’s Lane, kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman J. H. Smith, “that the south side of the lane from Short Street to London Street be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £92”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.

9. Belmore Street, kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman J. H. Smith, “that the south side of Belmore Street be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £92”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.

10. Simmons Street, kerbing and guttering. That a sum of £150 be now voted for completing kerbing and guttering west side of Simmons Street between Enmore Road and Sarah Street”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

11 Crescent Street, kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman J. H. Smith, “that the south side of Crescent Street from Watson’s to lane be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £60”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.

12. Drain to Bligh Street.

Moved by Alderman Boots (in the absence of Alderman Whateley for whom he apologised), “that a sum of £37 be now voted for laying 18 inch pipe drain from Aylesbury Street through Sarah Square to proposed culvert in Bligh Street”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.

13. Raper Street.

Moved by Alderman Boots (for Whateley), “that a sum of £12 be now voted for the completion of the formation of Raper Street”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

14. Blue metal, O’Connell Ward.

Moved by Alderman Boots (for Alderman Whateley), “that a sum of £130 be now voted for 200 tons blue metal for O’Connell Ward, and Mr Lynch’s tender at 13 shillings and sixpence per ton be now accepted”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.

15. Chalder Street formation.

Moved by Alderman Boots (4 Alderman Whateley), “that a sum of £5 be now voted for the formation of a portion of Chalder Street near Hordern Street “. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

16. Oxford Street, metalling.

Moved by Alderman J. F. Smith, “that Oxford Street from Bishopsgate Street to Albermarle Street be repaired with blue metal at a cost of £20”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

17. Young Lane, metalling.

Moved by Alderman J. F. Smith, “that Young Lane be metalled from Wellington Street to Oxford Street at a cost of £30”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

18. Australia Street, kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman J. F. Smith, “that Australia Street be kerbed and guttered, three course gutters, from existing kerbing and guttering on the west side of Bishopsgate Street, 110 yards at a cost not exceeding £68/15/0 and from vote of 16th May last”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

19. Rescind resolution.

Moved by Alderman J. F. Smith, “that the following motion passed at last meeting of this Council, viz, “that the kerbing and guttering beside and in front of Pitt Terrace be raised and relaid so that the gutter shall form a gradient at 8 and half inches lower than the existing gutter at alignment post, corner of Station and Holt Streets, cost not to exceed £12”, be and the same is hereby rescinded “. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith. An amendment was moved by Alderman Hibble, “that this motion be made an order of the day for consideration at next meeting of Council.

20. Linthorpe Lane.

Moved by Alderman Hibble, “that a lane at the rear of Linthorpe Street be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £25”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

21. Contractor Hutchinson, £5.

Moved by Alderman Hibble, “that a sum of £5 be now voted to contractor Hutchinson as recommended by the Works Committee”. Seconded by Alderman Boots. Two of the Works Committee being absent, it was agreed that the motion be postponed and made an order of the day for next meeting of Council.

22. Stone breakers wages.

Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that stone breakers in the employ of this Council receive sixpence per ton extra, such extra sum to take effect after Thursday next”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

Miscellaneous business:

Alderman J. F. Smith called attention to the delay in erecting the courthouse in Newtown which had been so long promised by government and that the occupation of the Council’s reading room and Chamber (illegible in minutes) by the police court was very inconvenient for the public and the Council.

Alderman J. H. Smith called attention to the neglect shown in not preceding with the timber bridge in Phillip. The Mayor said he would give instructions to proceed with the work at once.

Alderman Boots called attention to the provisions of bylaw No 9 and asked the Mayor to see that it was properly enforced.

The business be concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed on this 19th day of September 1882.

Signed J. F. Smith, acting Mayor.


 

Tuesday 19th September 1882.

A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held on the above day at 7:30 PM (pursuant to notice)

Present, Aldermen Peirce, Whateley, Goodsell, J. F. Smith, Gibbes and J. H. Smith.

In the absence of the Mayor, Alderman J. F. Smith was voted to the chair.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From 21 ratepayers in Commodore and Belmore Street requesting the Council to reconsider the permanent levels of Commodore and law Streets. Resolved on the motion of Alderman J. H. Smith, “that the letter be received and the request complied with”. (Seconded by Alderman Gibbes)

2. From 7 ratepayers in Maria Street requesting the Council to get a water main laid in Maria Street. Resolved on the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Peirce, “that the letter be received and forwarded to the City Council with a recommendation that the request be acceded to”.

Reports:

1. Works Committee.

A report was presented stating that the under mentioned Works had been duly passed and recommending final payment for the same. On the motion of Alderman J. F. Street, seconded by Alderman Whateley, the foregoing was adopted.

The report also recommended the Council a plan and section of a proposed culvert from Angel Street to Union Street and showing an extension as far as to Toogood Street in Macdonaldtown. Also recommending that a tracing of such plan be prepared and forwarded to Macdonaldtown Council for it’s approval.

Resolved on the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Whateley, “that the above recommendation in regard to the culvert be adopted and that the size of the culvert at Union Street be not less than three feet six inches in diameter”.

Finance Committee.

A report was brought up from Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £883/8/2 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £179/7/8. On the motion of Alderman Gibbons, seconded by Alderman Peirce the report was adopted.

The Borough Treasurer reported that £461/1/4 had been received by him during the month and duly placed to the Council’s credit in the bank; that cheques had been issued to the amount of £883/8/2 and that there is an overdraft at date of £399/9/6. Received and adopted on the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by J. H. Smith.

Inspector of Nuisances reported having notified the owner of a vacant piece of land in London Street to abate a nuisance occasioned by allowing drainage etc to remain upon it, who had promised to do it as soon as possible.

Motions pursuant to notice:

White metal, Kingston Ward.

Alderman J. F. Smith, being in the chair at this meeting, the following motions of which he had given notice, were moved by Alderman Peirce.

1. “That a sum of £50 be now voted for the purchase and breaking £100 tons (?) of white metal for Kingston Ward”. Seconded by Alderman Whateley and carried.

2. Kent Lane, kerbing and guttering.

“That 30 yards of kerbing and guttering be laid in Kent Lane, north side from Wellington Street to Lane at a cost of £15, from vote of 15th May last”. Seconded by Alderman Whateley and carried.

3. Kent Lane, drainpipes.

“That 18 feet of six inch drainpipes be laid at the junction of Oxford Street and Kent Lane and 18 feet of six inch drainpipes be laid at junction of Kent Lane and Wellington Street at a cost of £5”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbons and carried.

4. Wellington Street, ing etc.

“That the footpath in front of Knight’s Terrace in Wellington Street be ed at a cost of £4”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.

5. Oxford Street, drainpipes etc.

“That 18 feet of six inch drainpipes be laid at the junction of Oxford Street and Campbell Lane at a cost of £3”. Seconded by Alderman Whateley and carried.

6. “That the surveyor report to next meeting of Council as to the practicability and cost of laying a 12 inch pipe drain from culvert in Bedford Street to northeast corner of Australia and Kingston Streets “. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.

7. King Street footpath.

“That the footpath in front of Messrs Davis and Boston’s, King Street, be laid with asphalt at a cost of £6″. Seconded by Alderman Whateley and carried”.

8. Albert Street kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that kerbing and guttering be laid in Albert Street, west side, from Trade Street a distance of 54 yards at a cost not exceeding £27”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes. On account of their being a dispute about the exact alignment of the Street, the mover agreed to withdraw it for time.

9. Kerbing and guttering Lane, Knight’s Terrace.

Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that kerbing and guttering be laid in Lane at rear of Knight’s Terrace, west side, a distance of about 50 yards, at a cost not exceeding £25 and the present kerbing and guttering on the east side of same Lane be taken up, relayed and otherwise made good at a cost not exceeding £5”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

10. “That a sum of £50 be now voted for purchasing of 100 tons of white metal for Albert Street”. Withdrawn by consent of Council.

11. Prince Street kerbing.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that on the east side of Prince Street a 7 inch kerb be laid at a cost not exceeding £9”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell.

12. Station Street metalling the.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that Station Street from Enmore Road to Don Street be repaired with blue metal at a cost not exceeding £20”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

13. Yaralla Street 12 inch pipe drain.

Alderman Gibbes apologised for the absence of Alderman Hibble and moved that a 12 inch pipe drain be laid at the junction of Yaralla and Bucknell Streets at a cost not exceeding £12″. Seconded by Alderman Whateley and carried.

Orders of the day:

1. Post under consideration of letter from Macdonaldtown Council re Union Street. This subject having been dealt with by previous resolution it was discharged from the paper.

2. Postponed consideration of a motion to vote £5 to contractor Hutchinson recommended by the Works Committee 24th July last. Moved by Alderman Whateley, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the amount of £5 be paid to contractor Hutchinson as an extra on kerbing and guttering in Watkin Street”. An amendment was moved by Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Peirce, “that the motion be now discharged from the business paper”, and carried.

3. Postponed consideration of motion to rescind a resolution passed at a former meeting to alter the levels of guttering in Holt and Station Streets was further postponed.

Miscellaneous business:

The acting chairman stated that a deputation of ratepayers from Watkin Street feeling aggrieved that some action the Council had taken in lowering the footpath in the Street. On the Council signifying it’s willingness to hear them Messrs Davis Sprowle, on behalf of himself and Mr Cockerton and Brice expressed their regret that the Council had lowered footpath to the level of the roadway as by it their house or retaining walls etc. had been left so high above it as to make egress and ingress difficult and were desirous of knowing if the Council were going to do anything to assist them in the difficulty.

Alderman Gibbes asked if the lamp ordered for Camden Street had not been forgotten and thought that the bracket for the lamp in Lane at the back of Mr Kingsbury’s had been put up in the wrong place.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this (blank) day of (blank) 1882.

Signed J. F. Smith, chairman.


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