Tuesday 8th August 1882.

A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held pursuant to notice had 7:30 PM.

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

Minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From Mrs Tye (widow of late Alderman Tye) acknowledging the receipt of an engrossed address of condolence sent to her and family from this Council and returning their sincere thanks for the sympathy therein expressed and their appreciation of the tribute paid to the memory of the deceased. On the motion of Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, the letter was received.

Alderman J. F. Smith apologised for the absence of Mr Alderman J. H. Smith who was prevented from attending on account of severe indisposition.

2. From the Commissioner of Railways respecting the drain which debouches near the railway station and passes through various properties and Gladstone Street to the railway culvert near Liberty Street and stating that if the Council will cover it over etc. the Department will contribute £220 towards the cost thereof. On the motion of Alderman J. F. Smith, seconded by Alderman Goodsell the letter was received and referred to a special Committee consisting of Aldermen Boots, Gibbes and J. F. Smith.

3. From J. A. Walker of Sir William Wallace Hotel asking permission to place a water trough in front of his hotel in King Street. On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Boots, the letter was received and request complied with.

Reports:

Alderman J. F. Smith, as chairman of the Lighting Committee, brought up a report recommending additional lamps in Queen Street, Wilson Street and Watkin Street; also two removals in Queen and Watkin Streets. Also, additional lamps for Erskineville Road, Union Street, Gowrie Street and Simmon(d)s Street, and the removal of a lamp from Newman Street to the corner of Newman and Gowrie Streets, and that the lamp previously recommended for the corner of Newman and Gowrie Streets be placed in Simmon(d)s Street, and that a lamp be placed in a lane off Church Street by fixing a bracket to the wall of a house etc and moved, “that it be now adopted”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Surveyor’s salary. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the salary of the Borough surveyor be at the rate of £120 per annum, such salary to accrue from the 1st July 1882”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

2. Nuisances Prevention Act. Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the Nuisances Prevention Act Committee be requested to report as soon as possessed of the necessary information as follows, viz,

1. On the form, size, structure and kind of closet, whether earth closet or any other sort, most suitable for the Borough.

2. On the best and most economic augmented of removing night soil from the Borough.

Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

3. ing foot paths.

Moved by Alderman Hibble, “that the foot paths of the under mentioned Streets be ed, viz, Church Street from King Street to Victoria Street, 500 yards, at a cost not exceeding £43/15/0; Hordern Street from King Street to Chalder Street, 666 yards, at a cost not exceeding £58/5/6; Egan Street from King Street to Prospect Street, 600 yards, at a cost not exceeding £52/10/0”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

4. Stand pipe.

Moved by Alderman Hibble, “that a sum of £10 be now voted for the erection of a stand pipe in King Street between Missenden Road and Bligh Street to fill water carts etc”. Seconded by Alderman Boots. An amendment was moved by Alderman J. F. Smith, seconded by Alderman Whateley, “that the words “King Street” be omitted with a view to the insertion of “King and Forbes Street”” and carried. The motion as amended was then put and carried.

Alderman J. F. Smith moved an amendment to No 3 motion that it’s consideration be postponed until after motion No 5 had been decided which was seconded by Alderman Goodsell and lost.

5. By Alderman J. F. Smith, “that no more ing be done in the Borough on other than main roads in charge of the government, excepting on the application of persons requiring it and on intimating their consent to pay a moiety of the cost”. Alderman Smith stated that as the Council had just past motion No 3, he wished to withdraw it. Leave being given the motion was withdrawn.

6. By Alderman Peirce, “that after the passing of this resolution, William Hirst, water attendant, be paid a sum of five shillings per week by this Council so as to secure his services in the event of fires etc at night”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

Orders of the day:

Postponed from last meeting by Alderman Peirce, “that the barrel 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 paid one-third of the cost thereof”. Alderman Peirce stated that if the Council will agree to refer this subject to the special Committee appointed to consider and report upon the drain near the station, to report upon this also, he would, with the consent of this Council, withdraw it”. Consent being given the motion was withdrawn.

Miscellaneous business:

In reply Alderman J. Smith, the Mayor stated that the Commissioner for Railways had given orders to have the promised lamp put up in front of the tramway motor shed and that it would be done forthwith.

Alderman Hibble referred to the way in which the foot paths had been left in Watkin Street and asked if the Council intended to underpin the veranda walls that were standing above the pathway. The Mayor stated that he would have the matter looked up.

In reply to Alderman Gibbes, the Mayor stated that he had caused a letter to be written to the Surveyor General asking him to allow the Council’s surveyor to align the new Streets in Enmore Ward and that no reply had been received.

Alderman Hibble stated that the Prince Alfred hospital authorities were desirous of having Bligh Street made and thought that if the matter with were urged the government might be induced to assist the councils of Newtown and Camperdown in making it.

Alderman Whateley referred to the necessity which existed for the tramway to be continued along Cook’s River Road as first proposed and urged the Council to take some steps in assisting St Peters and others in getting the government to carry it out.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 22nd day of August 1882.

Signed Ninian Melville, Mayor.


 

Tuesday 22nd August 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. F. Smith, Gibbes, Boots and Hibble.

The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From the Borough Council of Marrickville declining to entertain a proposal from this Council to fill up Edgeware Road etc. Received on the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Hibble.

2. From St Peters Borough Council proposing to repair with white metal May Street at a cost of £100, each Council to bear half cost of same. Resolved on the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Peirce, “that the letter be received and the request complied with”.

3. From Mr J. Chaseling offering to contribute the sum of £10 towards the cost of constructing a brick culvert through his land in Denison Street. Received and referred to the special Committee appointed to report upon the subject on the motion of Alderman J. F. Smith, seconded by Alderman Peirce.

4. From the councils day labourers asking an increase of wages. Received on the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Hibble.

5. From the secretary to the citizens committee re the high pressure water scheme. Received on the motion of Alderman Whateley, seconded by Alderman Boots.

6. From the Mayor of Petersham calling attention to the state of the drainage at Liberty Street and Stanmore Road and asking the Works Committee to meet them there to consider some improvements that are necessary. On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, the letter was received and the request complied with.

Reports:

Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation amounting to £1147/13/3 and recommend accounts for payment amounting to £47/6/7. Resolved on the motion of Alderman J. F. Smith, seconded by Alderman Hibble, “that the report of the Finance Committee now read be adopted “.

Works Committee reported recommending final payment of kerbing and guttering in Hill Street eastern side, Hibble’s lane and Yaralla Street western side. Resolved on the motion of Alderman J. F. Smith, seconded by Whateley, that the report of the Works Committee now read be adopted.

A report was received from the overseer respecting the ing and complaining that some person had replaced the steps that were encroaching upon the footpath and which had been previously removed by him.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Lamp, Camden Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes and seconded by Alderman Boots, “that the lamp standing in north side of Camden Street near the junction of Simmon(d)s Street with Camden Street be moved to south side of Camden Street opposite centre of Simmon(d)s Street”. Carried.

2. Kerbing and guttering, Margaret Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that an additional sum of £10 be now voted for kerbing and guttering beside and in front of Elizabeth Terrace”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

3. Holt Street, kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the north side of Holt Street be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £32 “. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

4. College Street, kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the east side of College Street from Camden Street northerly for a distance of 112 yards be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £56”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

5. Simmon(d)s Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that the lower extension of Simmon(d)s Street be formed at a cost not exceeding £25”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

6. Marian Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that a sum of £35 be now voted for the completion of Marian Street “. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

7. Raising kerbing etc Pitt Terrace.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “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 a point 8 and half inches lower than the existing gutter at the alignment post, corner of Station and Holt Streets, cost not to exceed £12”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

8. Pearl Street.

“That a sum of £35 be now voted for completing the formation of Pearl Street”. Withdrawn by consent.

9. Lane from Phillip Street to London Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes for Alderman J. H. Smith, “that the lane running from Phillip Street to London Street be reduced to a better gradient at a cost not exceeding £10”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

10. Forbes Street, kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Whateley, “that a sum of £30 be now voted to complete kerbing and guttering in Forbes Street from existing kerbing and guttering to King Street”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.

11. Bligh Street.

Moved by Alderman Whateley, “that the Mayor be hereby requested to arrange for a conference for deputations from Camperdown and Newtown Councils to wait upon the Trustees of the Prince Alfred hospital to invite their co-operation in getting assistance from the government towards the making of Bligh Street”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

12. Lamp, O’Connell Ward.

Moved by Alderman Whateley, “that the lamp at present to the credit of the O’Connell Ward be placed in a lane at the back of “Bay View Terrace” “. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

13. Uralla (Yaralla?) Street.

Moved by Alderman Whateley, “that a sum of five pound be now voted to cover the extra cost of laying a 16 inch pipe drain in Uralla Street instead of a 12 inch drain”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

14. Bligh Street levels.

Moved by Alderman Whateley, “that the levels as shown in section of Bligh Street be, and the same is, hereby adopted by this Council”. Seconded by Alderman J. F. Smith and carried.

15. Postponed till after consideration of No 18.

16. Day labourers, wages, increase of.

Moved by Alderman J. Smith, “that the day labourers employed by this Council receive sixpence per day increase of wages, such increase to take effect after Thursday next”. Seconded by Alderman Whateley and carried.

17th. Erskineville Road, kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Hibble, “that a sum of £25 be now voted for taking up, re dressing and otherwise renewing and relaying about 60 yards of kerbing and guttering, east side of Erskineville Road from Mr Hamblin’s to Linthorpe Street”. Seconded by Alderman Whateley and carried.

18. Erskineville Road, ing.

Moved by Alderman Hibble, “that a sum of £62/10/0 be now voted for ing the foot paths in Erskineville Road from King Street to railway bridge”. Seconded by Alderman Whateley and carried.

15. No more ing etc.

Moved by Alderman J. F. Smith, “that no more ing be done in this Borough in other than main roads in charge of the government, excepting on the application of persons requiring it and on intimating their consent to pay one moiety of the cost thereof”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and lost.

19 Uralla (Yaralla?) Street, kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Hibble, “that a sum of £15 be now voted for kerbing and guttering 31 yards in Yaralla Street, east side, from Bucknell Street to Mr Guy’s property”. Seconded by Alderman Boots and carried.

20. Deputation re King Street.

Moved by Alderman Hibble, “that a deputation consisting of his worship the Mayor, Aldermen Gibbes, Whateley and Hibble be hereby appointed to wait upon the Hon the Secretary for Public Works to urge upon him the necessity for renewing the kerbing and guttering and generally making good the roadway in King Street which has been much injured by the laying down of the tramway, and that J. Mitchell Esq MLA be invited to accompany the deputation”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

Orders of the day:

The Council resolve into Committee of the whole for the purpose of opening and considering tenders for kerbing and guttering etc.

In committee three tenders were opened and were all found to be equal in price.

On the Council resuming, the Mayor reported recommending that the tender of Messrs Hellmrich, Williams and Pitt’s be accepted at 10 shillings for second class, nine shillings and sixpence for third. Williams, 12 shillings first-class, (Pyrmont stone), be accepted. On the motion of Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Peirce, the report was adopted.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed on the fifth day of September 1882.

Signed Ninian Melville, Mayor.


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