Tuesday 8th July 1864.
A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was hurled pursuant to notice on the above day at 7:30 PM.
Present, the Mayor (Mr J. Smith) and Aldermen Peirce, Whateley, Goodsell, Gibbes, Boots and Hibble.
The minutes of previous the meeting were read and confirmed.
Aldermen Peirce apologised for the absence of Alderman Neale which was occasioned through sickness.
1. From E. Barton asking the Council to reduce the rates upon a house of his in Phillip Street as he did not get the paper soon enough to enable him to appeal. Received.
2. From Mr W. F. Bray asking that in a lamp be placed in Albert Street between Commodore Street and Pearl Street and that the Street be repaired. On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, the letter was received and the request granted.
3. From Messrs John Thorn, Henry Hargrave and others asking that Forbes Street be repaired and made a space to passable. On the motion of Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Hibble, the letter was received and the Clerk instructed to reply stating that the Street was not situated within the Borough of Newtown and applications should be made to the Councils of Darlington and the Redfern.
4. From the Council Clerk Marrickville stating that the adjourned conference meeting upon the drainage question would be held on Friday evening next and asking the Alderman to attend. Received.
5. From Mr H. Camber calling attention to the state of Keig and Reibey streets in front of his shop to the necessity which exists for a lamp there and that a nuisance was occasioned by the overflow of filthy water from an adjoining paddock. On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, the letter was received and that part of it referring to the state of the Road was referred to the Works Committee, that part referring to the lamp referred to the Lighting Committee and that referring to the nuisance was referred to the Inspector of Nuisances.
6. From Mr Charles Holstead stating the price of land required for the extension of Islington Street to Harold Street. Received and referred to the Finance Committee for report.
7. From J. Goddard and others asking for a lamp at the corner of Harold and Gowrie streets. Received.
8. From the secretary to the Holt Sutherland Estate Co re Waltersfield as a depot for night soil and asking that representatives of this Council to meet the directors of the company to confer with each other as to the basis of an agreement between the company and the Council. On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, the letter was received and the Mayor, Aldermen Whateley and Gibbes were appointed to represent the Council at the meeting.
9. From Mr P. J. O’Reilly calling attention to the state of Laura Street and asking that it might be repaired. Received.
10. From Mr A. (illegible in minutes) complaining of the state of Augusta Street. Received.
11. From contractor Rosewarn asking that his contract for kerbing and guttering be transferred to Mr Latham. Received and contract to be cancelled.
12. From Mark Smith offering to do kerbing and guttering at twelve shillings and sixpence for first-class, nine shillings and nine pence second and nine shillings and threepence third class. Received.
13. From Mr W. Land in Wilson Street accepting Council’s offer of £12 towards restoring his footpath and kerbing etc.. Received.
14. From the secretary to the Fire Brigades Board stating that the contribution from Council will be for three quarters only for this year commencing 1st April. Received.
15. From Camperdown Council refusing to pay one-fourth of the cost of making Bligh Street. Received.
16. From Rock Pavement Company offering to supply broken metal at eleven shillings and threepence per ton at Newtown Station. Received.
A report was brought up from the Works Committee containing recommendations as follows: —
1. That the footpath in front of Cray’s in Margaret Street be ashphalted provided he pays half the cost of it and that two rows of drainpipes be laid from the fence to carry off the soakage.
2. That Newman Street be formed so as to carry off the water from rear of public school to Angel Street and the surveyor be instructed to take the necessary levels etc..
3. Damage in Edgeware Road in the vicinity of Alice Street. That a row of 21 inch pipes be laid in Alice Street near its junction with Edgeware Road independently of the pipes already there to carry the drainage from the southern side of the Street to the northern side.
4. That the kerbing and guttering in Bedford Street by contractor Atkin be passed and final payment made.
On the motion of Alderman Whateley, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, the report was adopted.
Specification Committee reported recommending the adoption of a specification for blue cubing etc. of Wilson Street from Hill Street to Fitzroy Street and that tenders be called for it. The report and specification were adopted on the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Gibbes.
The Inspector of Nuisances reported the amount of work done in his department during the last month. Received.
Motions pursuant to notice:
Robey Street extension. Moved by Alderman Whateley, “that a sum not exceeding £30 be now voted towards the cost of purchasing land for the extension of Robey Street to the railway on condition that the balance of the required sum be raised by ratepayers interested therein”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.
Orders of the day:
One and two. By Mr Alderman Gibbes referring to the Commissioner for Railways postponed from last meeting were again postponed and made an order of the day for next meeting.
On the motion of Alderman Whateley, the Mayor was authorised to extend the ashphalting of the footpath in Wilson Street to Brown Street.
The name of Wilson Street to be written on Mr Hamblin’s veranda.
Alderman Boots referred the lane at the rear of the Salvation Army barracks and to encroachment thereon. Mayor to get it removed if possible. Also to the crossing in the footpath in Mechanic Street. Mayor suggested that there were a few Bluestone cubes in the yard which might be used there.
Alderman Hibble referred to a new lane that had been recently opened at the rear of Hill Street the drainage was getting very bad there. Also requested that the Commissioner for Railways be asked put a lamp up in Hill Street near the platform.
Alderman Peirce asked the Mayor if he would cause the obstruction in the footpath in Albert Street to be removed who said he would have the matter inquired into.
Alderman Whateley requested the Mayor to have some repairs affected to lane at the rear of Bligh Street who consented.
The business being concluded the Council rose.
Confirmed this 22nd day of July 1884.
Signed J. F. Smith, Mayor.
Tuesday 22nd July 1884.
A meeting of Borough Council of Newtown was held pursuant to notice on the above day at 7:30 PM.
Present, the Mayor and Aldermen Peirce, Whateley, Goodsell, Gibbes, Boots and Hibble.
The minutes of the previous meeting read and confirmed.
Alderman Boots moved that the opening of tenders on the present occasion take precedence of all other business. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.
Committee of the whole.
On the motion of Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Hibble, the Council resolved into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of opening tenders for the purpose of opening tenders for blue metal and kerbing and guttering.
In Committee it was resolved the tenders be opened with opened doors.
The tenders were opened in Committee and on the Council resuming the Mayor reported as follows: —
Recommending that the tender of David Lynch for blue metal be accepted at eleven shillings and sixpence per yard delivered at Saunders wharf, Prymont and the tender of H. R. Mort for kerbing and guttering in O’Connell Ward be accepted at nine shillings per yard and moved, “that the report be now adopted”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.
1. From Darlington Council asking for a deputation to Minister for Lands re vacant land west side of Deaf and Dumb and Blind Institution to be handed over to the Mayors of Newtown, Darlington and Camperdown and Glebe as a site for the erection of salt water tanks for Street watering purposes.
On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Boots, the letter was received and request complied with.
2. From Darlington Council asking for a tracing of the levels of Forbes Street. Received.
3. From Mr A. Godfrey covering a bill of costs for services said to have been rendered by him to the Council etc.. Received.
4. From the Borough Council of Marrickville stating that it could not acquiesce in this Council’s proposal to bear half the cost of making Edgeware Road estimated at £1200. Received.
5. From Mr J. Kingsbury complaining of the bad state of Francis Street. Received.
6. From the Undersecretary for Works asking if this Council would bear half the cost of making Bligh Street. In reference to this letter the Mayor explained that he had been favoured to see the document at the Department of Public Works bearing upon this subject whereon it was stated that the government would bear half the cost of the Road if the Municipalities interested would bear the other half. Alderman Gibbes moved that it be received and the Undersecretary be informed that this Council will agree to bear its share of the cost under the arrangement as stated.
7. From Mr N. J. Foster complaining of the bad state of the footpath in a portion of Trafalgar Terrace opposite the railway station. On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, it was received and referred to the Works Committee for report.
8. From Mr R. Craig offering to pay half the cost of ashphalting the footpath in front of his house in Margaret Street. Received and the work order to be done.
9. From Messrs Hindman Brothers complaining of a portion of Sarah Street. Received and left with the Mayor to be dealt with.
10. From the registrar to the Transit Commissioners enclosing an application from Messrs Boots and Company asking that a stand for one omnibus be proclaimed in King Street opposite the Newtown markets. Received and the request complied with.
11. From Mr S. Newton asking for the public Hall for Ball and Supper on the 12th September next. On the motion of Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Hibble, the letter was received and request complied with.
12. From Mr S. W. G. Campbell late manager of the Bank of Australasia at Newtown, resigning the office of Borough Treasurer on account of leaving for the colony of Victoria. On the motion of Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Peirce, the letter was received and the resignation accepted and its was ordered that the thanks of this Council with the corporate seal attached be conveyed to Mr Campbell for the manner in which he performed the duties of the office since his election thereto.
Finance No 1.
The report was brought up from the Finance Committee showing amounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £1590/16/8 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £465/18/6. On the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, the report was adopted.
No 2, referring to Mr Holsten’s communication respecting the purchase of land for the extension of Islington Street to Harold Street the Committee recommended that the written consent of the owners of the land required be obtained and copies thereof be forwarded to the minister for minds.
Also referring to the floating of the loan of £24,000 in England through the bank of N. S. Wales the Committee reported as follows: —
Gross proceeds of loan. £25801/10/0.
Cost of telegram to Sydney. £7/11/8.
Commission one percent on £24,000. £240.
Stamping bonds 1/8 percent. £30.
Sheets account for advertising. £17/4/6.
Dock Dues. £0/3/3.
Stamps etc.. £0/11/0.
Commission Westgarth and Company on £21,000. £52/10/0.
Commission Clarks (?) On £3,000. £7/10/10.
Total expenses in England. £355/10/5.
Balance remitted to Sydney. £25445/19/7.
In account with the bank of N. S. Wales.
To amount transferred to Sydney………………………………………………………. £25445/19/7.
By amount advanced to Council…………………………………………. £5000/0/0.
By stamps for debentures…………………………………………………. £12/0/0.
By tin lined case for shipment……………………………………………. £1/5/0.
By freight to London………………………………………………………… £1/1/0.
By first half years interest sent to England……………………………. £663/6/0.
By interest paid to bank of N.S.W……………………………………….. £183/15/5.
[Total]………………………………………………………….. £5861/12/2. [£5861/7/5].
By amount at Councils credit in bank N. S. Wales…………………………………… £19584/12/2.
£15,000 of which has been placed in bank of N. S. Wales as a fixed deposit in three sums of £5,000 each for 12 months at the rate of 6 pounds per centum which may be drawn upon at 3, 6 and 9 months at current rates; the balance £4584/12/2 has been duly placed at Council’s credit in Bank of Australasia Newtown.
On the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Peirce, the report was adopted.
Borough Treasurer reported having received £5988/9/5 and paid £6743/0/7 during the month. Received.
Motions pursuant to notice:
1. Harold Street metalling.
Moved by Alderman Gibbes that Harold Street be metalled with blue metal at a cost not exceeding £130″. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.
2. Albert Street Enmore Ward Kerbing and guttering.
Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that Albert Street, Camdenville, be kerbed and guttered a cost not exceeding £60”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.
3. London Street kerbing and guttering.
Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that London Street (west side) from Enmore Road to E. Lane be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £17”. Seconded by Alderman Whateley and carried.
4. Liberty Street metalling.
Moved by Alderman Gibbes that the east side of Liberty Street between existing metal and guttered be metalled with white metal at a cost not exceeding £46″. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.
5. Phillip Street.
Moved by Alderman Gibbes that Phillip Street be metalled with blue metal at a cost not exceeding £375″. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and lost.
6. Francis Street blue metal.
Moved by Alderman Gibbes that Francis Street be metalled with blue metal at a cost not exceeding £205″. Seconded by Alderman Whateley and lost.
7. By Alderman gives referring kerbing and guttering a portion of Laura Street was withdrawn by consent.
8. By Alderman gives referring to kerbing and guttering a portion of Wells Street was withdrawn by consent.
9. Chard’s Lane O’Connell Ward.
Moved by Alderman Hibble, “that Chard’s Lane O’Connell Ward be kerbed and guttered at a cost not exceeding £153”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.
At this stage of the business Aldermen Goodsell, Whateley, Boots and Peirce left the meeting. There being no quorum the meeting lapsed.
Confirmed his 19th day of August 1884.
Signed J. F. Smith, Mayor.
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