Tuesday 12th October 1886.

 

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 Charles Whateley) and Aldermen Peirce, Jolly, O’Connell, Nelson, Smith, Tabrett, Lane, Eggleton, Neale, Bellemey and Medway.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence.

1. From Waverley Council covering a petition for presentation to Parliament praying for the passing of a Bill now before it to amend the Municipalities Act of 1867 and asking the Council to sign and Seal and forwarded for presentation to Parliament. Received.

2. From Sanitary Company, stating that it will be prepared to treat night soil and house refuse by J. C. Burt’s patent method. Received, the Mayor said he was making inquiries about it.

3. From the Department of Mines stating that Burren Street had been conspicuously marked out and asking the Council to supply alignment posts as usual etc. A reply by the Mayor was also read stating that as some doubts existed as to the width of Burren and asking the Department of through to the facts about it. Received.

4. From the Gibralter Rock Quarry Co offering to supplying metal cubes at 38 shillings per hundred delivered at Newtown railway station. It was resolved to lay the next crossing with them as an experiment etc.

At this stage Alderman Tabrett left the chamber.

Reports.

A report was brought up from the Works Committee containing the following recommendations: —

Trafalgar Terrace. That kerbing and guttering, northside from the lamp post to subway, be taken up and relaid and the Street metalled with white metal when funds are available.

Cross Lane, Enmore estate. That a water table be formed on the south side at a cost of £1.

Ferndale Street. That the roadway be formed in one or two places and a few loads of white metal used at a cost of about £2.

That the tar paving in Marian Street and King Street in front of Harrison’s and Kingsbury’s etc be passed and final payment made, also kerbing and guttering in Campbell Street in front of Bogan’s and bluestone in King Street.

That the tar paving in Enmore Road in front of Davis and White’s be further top dressed and rolled and the kerbing in Metropolitan Road be chamfered.

That the Metropolitan Transit Commissioners be written to asking them to pay half cost of a urinal near the railway bridge. On a motion by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman Medway, the report was adopted.

A report was brought up from the Water Committee containing the following recommendations: — that all arrears of rates in King Street, Enmore and Camden Wards be recovered forthwith by legal proceedings if necessary.

That tenders be invited for next meeting of Council for street watering King Street from the railway bridge St Peter’s station to Harrison’s corner for the balance of the current municipal year.

That a rate of two pence in the pound be levied for street watering purposes etc.

That as the said Street was watered from Alice Street to Harrison’s corner from the 1st of February to 15th of April current year without a rate being levied this fact should be considered when levying a rate.

The report was received and ordered to stand over for discussion until after “motions pursuant to notice”.

Inspector of Nuisances reported the amount of work done in his department during the past fortnight. Received.

The auditors reported having examined all books of accounts kept by the Council Clerk for the half-year ended August 1st 1886 and found everything correct, a statement of which appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, 7th October instant. Received.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. Moved by Alderman Eggleton, “that a sum of £70 be now voted to lay kerbing and guttering in Lord Street (north side) about 150 yards “. Seconded by Alderman O’Connell and carried.

2. Moved by Alderman Medway, “that a sum of £26 be now voted to lay 55 yards second class kerbing and guttering, corner of Maria Street and Edgeware Road “. Seconded by Alderman Eggleton. Withdrawn by consent.

3. Moved by Alderman Medway, “that a sum of £150 be now voted to kerb and gutter each side of Newman Street in accordance with a recommendation of the Works Committee adopted 31st August 1886”. Seconded by Alderman Eggleton and carried.

4. Moved by Alderman Medway, “that a sum of £150 be now voted to metal with blue metal Newman Street in accordance with a recommendation of the Works Committee adopted 31st August 1886”. Withdrawn by consent.

5. Moved by Alderman O’Connell, “that a sum of £12 be now voted to lay a crossing of bluestone cubes at the junction of Maria and King streets”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

The consideration of the report of the Water Committee. Alderman Bellemey moved the adoption of the report, seconded by Alderman Jolly and carried.

Miscellaneous business.

In reply to Alderman Smith, that Mayor said he would give instructions to have the footpath, corner Albermarle and Denison streets, repaired.

Alderman Conley called attention to a bad state of drainage between Elizabeth Street and Sarah Square in Bligh Street. It was suggested and agreed to that the Mayor give the overseer instructions to effect the necessary alterations.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 26th day of October 1886.

Signed J. F. Smith, acting Mayor.

 


 

Tuesday 26th October 1886.

 

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

Present, Aldermen Jolly, Smith, Tabrett, Eggleton, Medway, Neale, Bellemey and O’Connell.

The Mayor being absent Alderman Smith was voted to the chair.

Correspondence.

1. From Goodsell Brothers stating that a pit had been filled with stormwater through the raising of Edgeware Road and asking the Council to make better provision for its escape. Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

2. From the Undersecretary for Works asking the Council to pay the sum of £450, it’s promised contribution to Bligh Street forming and metalling etc.. Received and referred to Works Committee.

3. From Mr W. Rigg asking for the permanent levels of Gladstone Street. Received to the Works Committee for report.

4. From Mr Thompson asking for the use of the Town Hall for religious services which was temporarily granted on the usual terms.

5. From the Board of Health with a report upon the state of a drain in Burren Street. Received.

6. From the same body covering six copies of the “Dairies Supervision Act”. Received and the Council Clerk to get the necessary bookwork for registering the dairies and milk stores in Newtown.

7. From Mr W. Simmons asking the Council to endorse his application to the Metropolitan Transit Commissioners for permission to to ply a bus No 118 between Alice Street, Newtown and Wynyard Square. Received and agreed to.

Reports.

The Finance Committee brought up a report showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £711/6/10 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £236/7/1 which was adopted on a motion by Alderman Smith, seconded by Alderman O’Connell.

The Works Committee brought up a report stating that at a meeting of Committees of Newtown and Marrickville it had been decided to hold a conference between the Boroughs of Newtown, Marrickville, Petersham and St Peter’s when the whole subject of drainage between the Boroughs may be discussed. Received.

A specification for street watering King Street was read to the Council and adopted on a motion by Alderman O’Connell, seconded by Alderman Jolly.

The Treasurer reported having received during the month the sum of £862/18/4, that cheques had been issued during the same period amounting to £711/6/10 and the balance due to the bank to be £2045/12/0. Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances reported the amount of work done in his department during the last fortnight and recommended that Timothy Crowley’s contract (No 2) for street cleaning etc. be cancelled on account of the unsatisfactory way in which the work was being carried out. Received and on a motion by Alderman Tabrett, seconded by Alderman Eggleton, the report and the recommendation in reference to Crowley’s contract was adopted and ordered to be enforced.

Motions pursuant to notice.

Moved by Alderman Smith, “that a sum of £20 be now voted to re ashphalt the footpath corner of Oxford and Albermarle streets”. Seconded by Alderman Jolly and carried.

Miscellaneous business.

Alderman Tabrett suggested that a letter be written to contractor Keene notifying that unless the work of cleansing gutters etc be better done his contract will be cancelled.

Alderman O’Connell suggested that a letter be written to the St Peter’s Council calling attention to the state of May Street with a view to some repairs being done.

Orders of the day.

The Council resolved into a Committee of the whole to consider tenders for street watering King Street.

Tenders were opened in Committee and on the Council’s resuming a report was brought up recommending the acceptance of the tender of Mr Samuel Ottery to do the work in accordance with the specification for one shilling and threepence per load which was adopted on a motion by Alderman Tabrett, seconded by Alderman O’Connell.

The Council Clerk stated that the Mayor had desired him to apologise for his absence this evening as he had to attend another meeting of great importance to attend to.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this [blank] day of [blank] 1886.

Signed J. F. Smith, Mayor pro tem.

 


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