Tuesday July 11th 1882.

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

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

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From Borough Council of Camperdown asking co-operation in endeavouring to obtain a repeal of section 163 of the Municipalities Act of 1867. Also additional powers to councils to levy rates upon public buildings. Resolved on the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith, “that the letter be received and the request complied with”.

2. The applications of Messrs Foster for kerbing and guttering in Margaret Street and Mr Lord for asphalt in etc in Oxford Street upon the usual terms were acceded to.

3. From contractor Hutchinson asking the Council to give him something extra on his contract for kerbing and guttering in Watkin Street. Moved by Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith, “that the letter be received and referred to Works Committee for consideration and report”. An amendment was moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the words “and referred to Works Committee” be omitted”, and seconded by Alderman Peirce and lost. The original resolution was then carried.

4. From the secretary to the General Post Office stating in reply to a letter from the Mayor that arrangements had been made for an earlier delivery of letters in Newtown and that the afternoon mail would be closed half an hour later for Sydney. Received.

5. From Town Clerk of Sydney acknowledging receipt of letter from this Council re the locating of a turn cock in this Borough. Received.

6. From the Commissioner for Railways stating in reply to a letter from this Council that all that portion of tramway which was completed had been opened to the public. Received.

7. From Mr Brierley, through Alderman Hibble, asking for the removal of lamp as he was desirous of making a gateway entrance to his property. Referred to the lighting Committee with power to deal with as may be found necessary.

Reports:

A report was brought up from the Finance Committee accompanying a specification of duties of surveyor and recommending adoption of same and that the surveyor’s salary be increased leaving the amount to the Council to decide. On the motion of Alderman J. F. Smith, seconded by Alderman Boots, it was postponed for consideration in “orders of the day”.

Works report.

A report was brought up from the Works Committee recommending the adoption of levels for the following Street, viz,

Belmore, Phillip, Charles, Augustus, Margaret, Reiby, Fulham, Margaret, Simmons, Ferndale, Keig, Don, Marion, Pearl, Commodore, Hawken, Albert, Laura and Union. Also, that a tracing of section of Bligh Street be forwarded to Camperdown Council for it’s approval and that the drainage from Augustus Street be conveyed by means of drainpipes through the land into open drains in Gladstone Street.

Moved by Alderman J. Smith, seconded by Alderman Boots, “that the Works Committee report now read be adopted”. Alderman Peirce moved an amendment that the adoption of the report stand over to next meeting, not seconded. The motion was then carried.

Inspector’s report.

The usual monthly report of the Inspector of Nuisances was read showing that 76 cesspits had been cleansed by the Council’s contractor and 24 new (illegible in minutes) had being constructed during the last month, and that numerous head of cattle had been impounded and persons fined for breaches of the bylaws.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. Cavendish street. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the north side of Cavendish street at it’s junction with Liberty Street be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £20 seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

2. Bailey Street. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the kerbing and guttering in Bailey Street, east side, be repaired at a cost of £16”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

3. Margaret Street. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the southern side of Margaret Street from Reiby Street a distance of about 40 yards be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £20”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

4. Lord Street. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that a sum of £290 be now voted for forming and metalling with blue metal a portion of Lord Street from that part already metalled to a point about 313 yards westerly”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

5. Wells Street. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that Wells Street be metalled with metal from Munro and Goodsell’s at a cost of £54”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

6. Lord Street. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that a sum of £15 be now voted for metalling with metal from Munro and Goodsell’s the lower part of Lord Street”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

7. Pearl Street. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the formation of Pearl Street be completed at a cost not exceeding £15 subject to the adoption of the permanent levels”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

8. Widening railway bridge. Moved by Alderman J. H. Smith that it is the opinion of this Council that the laying of the tramway on the railway bridge renders it necessary that the said bridge be widened on the western side and the Council’s surveyor prepare plans showing what is required and that it be forwarded to the government with a request that the work be done. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

9. Missenden Road moved by Alderman Boots, “that a sum of £50 be now voted for laying with asphalt the foot paths in Missenden Road from King Street to Bligh Street, about 660 sq yards “. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

10. O’Connell Street. Moved by Alderman Boots, “that the sum of £30 be now voted for laying with asphalt the foot paths in O’Connell Street from King Street to Campbell Street about 342 yards”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

11. White metal, O’Connell Ward. Moved by Alderman Boots, “that a sum of £45 be now voted for the purchase of, and breaking, 100 tons white metal for the O’Connell Ward”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

12th. Albert Street. Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that a sum of £26 be now voted for kerbing and guttering Albert Street, east side, about 53 yards”. Seconded by Alderman J. F. Smith and carried.

13. Trade Street. Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that a sum of £50 be now voted for kerbing and guttering Trade Street, south side from Albert Street to boundary, about 100 yards”. Seconded by Alderman J. F. Smith and carried.

14. Regent Street. Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that a sum of £20 be now voted for kerbing and guttering Regent Street from Bedford Street to lane”. Seconded by Alderman J. F. Smith and carried.

15. Trade Street. Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that a sum of £17 be now voted for kerbing and guttering Trade Street, north side from St Mary’s street, about 35 yards”. Seconded by Alderman J. F. Smith and carried.

16. Trade Street, white metal. Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that a sum of £75 be now voted for the purchase and breaking of 150 tons of white metal to be laid in Trade Street”. Seconded by Alderman J. Smith and carried.

Orders of the day.

Postponed from last meeting. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the west side of the Union Street, from Erskineville Road to existing kerbing and guttering, be kerbed and guttered and that such parts of such kerbing and guttering as are in bad repair be taken up and relaid at a cost not exceeding £250”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

Postponed consideration of special finance report and specification of duties of surveyor. Resolved that they stand over and be made an order of the day for next meeting of Council.

Resolved on the motion of Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Peirce, that the Council form a Committee of the whole for the purpose of opening tenders etc.

In Committee there were 5 tenders for street cleansing, Kingston Ward and it was decided to accept that of W. J. Halliday at £15 per month for the remainder of the current municipal year. Also to accept the tender of Charles Pitts tender for kerbing and guttering in Yaralla Street and lane at rear of Watkin Street.

On the Council resuming the Mayor brought up a report recommending the acceptance of the tender of W. J. Halliday, £15 per month for street cleansing Kingston Ward and the tender of Charles Pitts for kerbing and guttering Yaralla Street and lane at 10 shillings and nine shillings and sixpence respectively. On the motion of Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Peirce, the above report was adopted.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 25th day of of July 1882.

Signed Ninian Melville, Mayor.


 

Tuesday 25th July 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, Whateley, Goodsell, J. Smith, Gibbes, Boots, J. H. Smith and Hibble.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From Borough Council of Macdonaldtown respecting the erection of additional gas lamps in Union Street and Erskineville Road and intimating it’s acceptance of the proposed levels of Union Street. Received on the motion of Alderman J. H. Smith, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, and it was ordered that the lamps therein referred to be put up at once.

2. From the Town Clerk of Sydney respecting the location of a turn cock whose services would prove valuable in case of fire etc. and advising the Council to avail itself of the services of a pipe layer being in the Borough by paying him a nominal sum in addition to his wages etc so as to secure his services at night time. Resolved on the motion of Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Boots, “that the letter be received and the subject left with the Mayor to make the necessary arrangements”.

3. From Mr Rigg applying to have the footpath in front of his property in Liberty Street laid with asphalt. Received and request complied with.

4. From Mr Coates and Mr Robertson, each complaining of the filthy state of an unkerbed gutter in Camden Street. On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith, the letter was received and instruction given to have it attended to at once.

5. From contractor Doyle, stating that on account of the high price of horse feed he found it difficult to proceed with his contracts for street cleansing in the Enmore and O’Connell Wards. Received on the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Goodsell..

6. From the Inspector of Nuisances (Mr Hannan) asking for two weeks leave of absence during the early part of next month. On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Hibble, the letter was received and requesting grant.

Petitions:

A petition was received on the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Boots, from 6 ratepayers in King Street, Kingston Ward, asking the Council to place a lamp in the alley leading from Church Street to Mr Davis’ yard.

Reports: a report was brought up from the Works Committee containing the following recommendations, viz,

1. Kerbing and guttering in Oxford, Baltic and Trade Streets by Atkins Brothers; that it be passed and final payment made, also that as the work has been done with stone from Cook’s River or Marrickville quarries in the event of the Council deciding to use any more of it fresh tenders be invited.

2. The final payment be made for the kerbing and guttering in Liberty by J. Hellmrich.

3. The contractor Hellmrich be instructed to alter kerbing and guttering to the satisfaction of the Council Clerk before final payment is made.

5. That the Committee was unable to recommend anything with regard to the complaint of Mr Crook respecting the drainage in Church Street.

6. Mr Walker’s request respecting the footpath in Edgeware Road. That the Council had already decided to repair it and the money available for additional lamps for the Enmore Ward had already been appropriated so that the lamp asked for at the junction of Edgeware Road and Wells Street could not be granted.

Resolved on the motion of Alderman J. F. Smith, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, “that the report now presented by the Works Committee be now adopted”.

Finance report.

A report of the Finance Committee was brought up showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £731/13/6 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £382/17/2. Resolved on the motion of Alderman J. F. Smith, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, that the report now read be adopted.

Borough Treasurer reported that the sum of £524/18/0 had been received by him during the past month and paid into the bank to the Council’s credit. That £731/13/6 had been paid away, making the balance at credit, £840/1/1. The foregoing report was adopted on the motion of Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Peirce.

The Borough surveyor reported that Albert Street, as at present used, at it’s junction with Trade Street was found to be considerably out of it’s proper position. The surveyor’s report was received and referred to the Mayor to be further dealt with.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that on and after the 31st instant, King Street be watered from the Toll Bar to Wells Street and all properties situated between Holt and Wells Streets and the Missenden Road and Toll Bar be charged with the street watering rate for the half-year ending 5th February 1883”. Seconded by Alderman Whateley and carried.

2. Kerbing and guttering Stanmore Road.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the kerbing and guttering in front of Johnson’s in Stanmore Road be taken up and relaid to correct alignment at a cost not exceeding £5”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and carried.

3. Bishopgate Street kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that 120 yards of kerbing and guttering be laid in Bishopgate Street from Australia Street to Regent Street at a cost not exceeding £60”. Seconded by Alderman J. F. Smith and carried.

4. Baltic Street, kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that 63 yards of kerbing and guttering be laid in Baltic Street, eastern side, from Trade Street to existing kerbing and guttering at a cost not exceeding £32”. Seconded by Alderman J. F. Smith and carried.

5. Denison Street Barrell drain.

Moved by Alderman Peirce, “that the Barrell drain be continued from Denison Street to Regent Street at a cost not exceeding £180, and that tenders be called for the same provided the owners of the land pay 1/3 of the cost thereof”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble. An amendment was moved by Alderman Whateley, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the further consideration of this motion stand over until next meeting”, and carried.

6. ing foot paths etc.

Moved by Alderman Hibble, “that the foot paths in the under mentioned Streets be ed at a cost of £197, viz, Susan Street from Longdown Street to north eastern boundary. Victoria Street from St Stephens School to Church Street. Hordern Street from King Street to Chalder Street. Church Street from King Street to Victoria Street”. Seconded by Alderman J. H. Smith and withdrawn by consent of the Council.

7. Obstructions on foot paths.

Moved by Alderman Hibble, that instructions be hereby given to the Council’s overseer to remove all door steps or other obstructions from all foot paths in this Borough”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

8. Lane at the back of Church Street.

Moved by Alderman Whateley, “that a three course gutter be laid in the centre of lane at the back of Church Street from Mrs Cook’s property to Mechanic Street at a cost not exceeding £18 and that notice be sent to the owner and lessee of adjoining property to take down and rebuild wall of shed, it being in it’s present state dangerous to the safety of the public. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

Orders of the day:

Consideration of finance report upon surveyor’s application for increase of salary. On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman J. F. Smith, the report was amended by adding “that the salary be increased by the sum of £45 per annum”. Report as amended was then adopted by the Council on the motion of the same Aldermen.

Miscellaneous business:

The Mayor laid on the table a letter from Mr C. Chislett, music teacher, asking for permission to use public Hall to teach a singing class once a week at a nominal charge. Moved by Alderman Whateley that permission be given to Mr Chislett to use the room as requested for the sum of five shillings per week. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried. Alderman Gibbes called for a division on the motion which resulted as follows, viz, Ayes; Aldermen Whateley, Goodsell, and J. F. Smith, J. H. Smith, Boots, Peirce and Hibble. Noes; Alderman Gibbes.

Widening railway bridge.

Alderman J. F. Smith laid on the table a plan of proposed widening of the railway bridge in King Street and moved that it be adopted by the Council and a tracing made thereof and forwarded to the Hon the Secretary for Public Works with a request that the work be carried out as soon as possible.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 8th day of August 1882.

Signed Ninian Melville, Mayor.


Month: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13