Wednesday 10th November 1886.

 

Tuesday the 9th November being a public holiday, the ordinary meeting was not held as usual. A special meeting was held on the above day at 7:30 PM pursuant to notice.

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

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

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence.

1. From Mr W. Rigg, complaining of the drainage from London Street the discharged from pipes in front of his property in Liberty Street and asking the Council to kerb and gutter in front of his new houses in Gladstone Street on the usual terms. The matter of the drainage was referred to the Works Committee for report and the request for kerbing and guttering was acceded to.

2. A letter was read from the Treasurer stating that the government endowment, £2728/7/3 had been paid to the Council’s credit which was £16/16/0 short of the full amount, the Colonial Treasurer having deducted it to satisfy a claim against the Council for towage of night soil out to sea, which the Council disputes. Received.

3. From the registrar to the i Metropolitan Transit Commissioners in reply to a letter from the Council asking them to pay half cost of a public urinal on the railway bridge desiring to be informed as to the cost of it. Received and no information to be supplied.

Reports.

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

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. Moved by Alderman O’Connell, “that a special street watering rate of two pence in the pound based upon the assessment already made for the current municipal year be now levied upon all rateable property King Street, Enmore and Camden Wards, situate between bridge over the Great Southern Line and bridge over the Illawarra Line for the purpose of watering the said King Street.” Seconded by Alderman Tabrett and carried.

2. Moved by Alderman O’Connell, “that the said street watering rate of two pence in the pound be payable at the office of the Council Clerk within 30 days after notice and in default of such payment legal proceedings be forthwith taken for the recovery “. Seconded by Alderman Eggleton and carried.

3. Moved by Alderman O’Connell, “that the Council Clerk be hereby authorised to procure and serve the necessary notices as required by law.

4. Alderman Neale moved, “that a sum of £16 be now voted to lay 33 yards of kerbing and guttering in Gladstone Street from Liberty Street easterly”. Seconded by Alderman Tabrett and carried.

Miscellaneous business.

Alderman O’Connell desired to call attention to a drain opposite Mr H. Goodsell’s house in Alice Street.

Alderman Tabrett thought something should be done to protect the water trough opposite the railway station from being knocked about by drays etc.

Alderman Peirce referred to the bad state the water supplied to the City Council and desired that it should be brought under their notice.

Alderman Medway suggested that some alterations should be made in some drainpipes at the junction of Islington and Munni streets at a cost of about £2 and desired to know when the Lighting Committee would meet.

Alderman Neale referred to the present state of the footpath in Enmore Road opposite the Odd Fellows Hall.

Orders of the day.

On a motion by Alderman Peirce, the Council resolved into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of opening and considering tenders for street cleansing for Camden Ward for the remainder of the contract year. Seconded by Alderman Tabrett and carried.

In Committee the tenders were opened and considered and on the Council resuming the chairman brought up a report recommending the acceptance of tender of Samuel Lundy to do the work for the sum of £15 per month. It was moved by Alderman O’Connell and seconded by Alderman Medway that the report be adopted. An amendment was moved by Alderman Peirce that the name of Samuel Lundy be struck out and the name of Patrick Collins be inserted. Seconded by Alderman Jolly and lost. The report was then adopted.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 23rd day of September [?] 1886.

 


 

Tuesday 23rd November 1886.

 

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

Present, the Mayor (Mr Charles Whateley) and Aldermen Peirce, Jolly, Nelson, Smith, Lane, Medway and Bellemey.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence.

A letter was read from the Manager of the Bank of Australasia asking the Council to inform him of the estimated amount the Council would be likely to require as a temporary overdraft until the next government endowment would be received.

2. From Mr Sampson, stating that the unfinished state of Bligh Street prevented him from properly completing the drainage of his premises and asking the Council to urge the government in the matter. Received and the Clerk to write to the Commissioner for Roads etc..

3. A letter and tracing was received from the Department of Mines showing that Islington Street extension was now under the control of the Council.

Reports.

A report was presented from the Borough Treasurer showing that £3067 had been paid into bank during the last month, that £34/13/0 cash in Treasurer’s hands, that cheques had been issued amounting to £1447/7/4 and the balance due to bank at date £425/12/7.

The Inspector of Nuisances reported the amount work done in his department also upon the manner in which the scavengers had performed their work.

A report was brought up from the Lighting Committee recommending the erection of additional lamps, one in Goodsell Street, one in Newman Street, one in Albert Street, one in Bucknell Street and one corner of Camden Street and Edgeware Road, also the removal of lamp corner of King and Wells Street and one in Bucknell Street. Alderman Bellemey moved its adoption, seconded by Alderman Jolly. Alderman Eggleton desired to amend the report by moving that additional lamp be erected in Wells Street but it was ruled out of order. The report was then adopted as read.

Motions pursuant to notice.

1. By Alderman Bellemey, “that a letter be sent to the Colonial Secretary asking that the rule in the recently published regulations affecting civil servants be not enforced against those who act the present time hold office as Aldermen. Seconded by the Mayor and carried.

2. By Alderman Neale, in whose absence it was moved by Alderman Nelson, “that a sum of £5 be now voted to be ashphalt the footpath in front of the Ood Fellows Hall. Seconded by Alderman Eggleton and carried.

Miscellaneous business.

Alderman Nelson called attention to some dangerous holes in the front of Mr Barden’s, Enmore Road.

Alderman O’Connell said he was very desirous that the work of cubing the crossing at (illegible in minutes) Street should be done as it was getting very dangerous.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 7th day of December 1886.

Signed Charles Whateley, Mayor.

 


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