Tuesday 8th October 1889
A meeting of the borough Council of Newtown was held pursuant to notice on the evening of the above day at half past seven o’clock.
Present: Aldermen Tye, Smith, Lane, Eggleton, Medway, Cox and White.
Alderman Medway apologised for the absence of the Mayor which was caused through severe indisposition and moved that Alderman Smith take the chair. Seconded by Alderman White and carried.
Alderman Tye apologised for the absence of Alderman Peirce and Alderman Lane apologised for the absence of Alderman Bellemey both of whom were unavoidable absent.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.
The Chairman laid upon the table the declaration of the newly elected Alderman for Camden Ward (Mr W. M. Cox).
Mr W. J. Smith asking the Council to kerb and gutter in the lane at the back of his house in Metropolitan Road on the usual terms. Received and to be complied with.
From Mr John Allen asking the Council to make good the asphalt in King Street between the old asphalt and his new buildings. Received and to be complied with.
That from Marrickville Council with copy of report upon metalling portion of Edgeware Road. Received and to be considered in connection with Works committees report.
From Railway Commissioners stating that they thought it unnecessary for a deputation to wait upon them in reference to an alteration of the Penny section.
From St Peters Council asking this Council to contribute half cost of ballasting and metalling a portion of May Street from the Town and Country Hotel to the old metalling. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.
Received from the Under-Secretary General Post Office asking the Council to lay new kerbing and guttering from King streets and Wilson Street to the extension of the Post Office property. Received.
From the Treasury stating that £2892.10.10 Special Grant Endowment had been placed to the Council’s credit in the Bank of Australasia. Received
From Messrs Whittam and Turner covering an account of £2.5.6 cost of repainting water pipe in Newman Lane said to have been broken by a cart in the employ of the Council. Received and referred to the overseer for report.
From Alderman Dolman who is travelling in Europe thanking the Council for an extension of his leave of absence. Received.
From the Camperdown Council stating that the matter of the drainage etc. of a portion of Kingston Ward in this borough had been referred to a special committee who would be pleased to receive suggestions from this Council or to meet representatives with a view to a settlement. Received and its consideration made an order of the day for next meeting.
From East St Leonards covering an copy of a resolution passed by that Council desiring a change in the half holiday granted to postmen letter carriers from Wednesday to Saturday received.
From Darlington Council inviting representatives from this Council to meet on Friday 11th instant at 7:30 PM to consider the question of altering the Two Penny section on the tram line to Forbes Street. Received and the Mayor and Aldermen Smith and Lane were appointed.
From the City of Sydney Improvement Board calling the Council’s attention to the tenth annual report and proposed amendments etc received.
A petition was received from ratepayers in Newman Street calling attention to the state of the lane back of Newman Street and asking that it might be repaired. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.
A petition was received from ratepayers in Charles Street complaining of some house drainage which was allowed to flow down Charles Street. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.
From John King submitting plans of proposed additions to Hotel, corner of King Street and Missenden Road. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.
Finance committee reported recommending payment of accounts amounting to £179.15.4 and showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £811.1.8 adopted on a motion by Alderman Smith seconded by Alderman Tye.
The Works committee:
reported recommending that kerbing and guttering be laid in King Street both sides at a cost not exceeding £80.
That the proposal of the Marrickville Council to metal with white metal a portion of Edgeware Road from Alice Street to Laura Street and ballast and metal that portion from Laura Street to East Street the work to be done by the Marrickville Council.
That Erskineville Road from King Street to Railway bridge be remetalled at a cost not exceeding £220.
That Wilson Street from King Street to Watkins Street be remetalled at a cost not exceeding £340.
That all persons whose fences are encroaching on the footpaths in Wilson Street from King Street to Erskineville Road be notified not to repair same.
That tenders be invited for tar painting the footpaths where necessary.
That the asphalting done in Gowrie Street, King Street, Camden Ward, Iredale Street and Ferndale Street be passed and final payment made.
That tenders be invited from the wheelwrights in Newtown for repairs to the water carts. Also a price for iron tanks instead of casks. The report together with the letter from Marrickville Council was adopted on a motion by Alderman Lane seconded by Alderman Medway.
The Nuisances Prevention Act Committee reported recommending that the closets and cesspits belonging to eight houses in Hordern Street be adjudged to be injurious to health. The owner Mr John Whitehead be notified to move them. Adopted on a motion by Alderman Lane seconded by Alderman Tye.
The Borough Treasurer reported having received and paid into the bank the sum of £517.0.11 Government Endowment received £2892.10.10: that cheques had been issued amounting to £811.1.8 and the balance due to bank at date (24th September) £143.7.3. Received.
The Inspector of Nuisances reported:
1st That the various contractors in his department had during the past month carried out their respective work in a satisfactory manner and calling attention to a paragraph which appeared in the local newspaper relative to some remarks made at the last Council meeting about the alleged refusal to licence a milk vendor. Alderman Lane moved that the report be adopted seconded by Alderman Medway. The chairman called attention to the fact that all that portion of the report referring to the newspaper was out of order. An amendment “that it be struck out” was carried. And the report as amended was then put and carried.
2nd A report was read together with a letter from the Woodlands Dairy Company in Sydney in reference to the regulation of vendors for the company. Received and referred to the Nuisances Prevention Act Committee.
Motions Pursuant to Notice:
(adjourned from last meeting)
Alderman Smith moved:
1st. “That the crossing at the junction of — Lane and Australia Street be laid with blue stone cubes at a cost of £10.” Seconded by Alderman Tye and carried.
2nd “That Mrs Melville be asked to allow the Council to put a lamp in brackets on an awning in front of her house in Australia Street” seconded by Alderman Tye and carried.
Alderman Eggleton moved:
3rd That a sum of £20 be now voted to lay 55 yards of kerbing and guttering in lane running from Goodsell Street to Railway fence. Seconded by Alderman Medway and carried
4 That a sum of £26 be now voted to lay 400 yards second class asphalting in Islington Street from Penfold’s corner to Munni Street” seconded by Alderman Medway and carried.
5 “That a sum of £50 be now voted to lay 750 yards of second class asphalting on north side of Newman Street from Wire Works to Gowrie Street. Seconded by Alderman Medway and carried.
6 “That reference be made to the Works committee to report upon the advisability of ballasting or otherwise repairing lane at the back of property north side of Newman Street.” Withdrawn by consent.
7 Standing in the name of Alderman Bellamy lapsed he not being present to move it.
Moved by Alderman Tye:
8 “That the lamp now standing at the corner of Cambridge and Cavendish streets be moved to the opposite corner.” Seconded by Alderman White and referred to the lighting committee for report.
9 “That a lamp be erected in lane running parallel with Mr Bruce’s property off Station Street about the centre at an annual cost of £5.10.0” seconded by Alderman White and referred to the lighting committee for report.
10 “That the Specification Committee be hereby authorised to prepare a specification for ballasting Metropolitan Road and tenders be invited for next meeting to do the work in accordance with the recommendation of the Works committee 27th June last as funds are now available. Seconded by Alderman White and carried.
Alderman Eggleton moved:
11 “That reference be now made to the Works committee to report upon the best means of making Gibbes Street by the construction of a retaining wall or otherwise.” Seconded by Alderman Medway and carried.
12 “That reference be now made to the lighting committee to erect a lamp in Maria Street about midway between Edgeware Road and John Street.” Seconded by Alderman White and carried.
Alderman Medway moved:
13 “That a sum of £7 be now voted to lay 110 yards superficial of second class asphalting in Angel Street from Munni Street to Iredale Street.” Seconded by Alderman Eggleton and carried.
Aldermen Lane moved:
14 “That a sum of £10 be now voted to lay 145 feet new kerbing and repair gutter round post office in Erskineville Road and Wilson Street” seconded by Alderman Tye and carried.
In the absence of the Mayor Alderman Smith moved:
15 “That the overseer’s carts be painted and repaired at a cost not exceeding £5. Seconded by Alderman White and carried.
16 “That John Street be closed to vehicular traffic during the temporary repairs seconded by Alderman White and carried.
The Chairman read a minute from the —— setting forth that the claim of Mr Saunders and wife for alleged injuries received through falling in the mud in Railway Lane had been finally settled.
The business being concluded the Council rose.
Confirmed this 5th day of November 1889
(Signed) Joseph Jolly, Mayor
Tuesday 22nd October 1889
A meeting of the borough Council of Newtown was duly summons for the evening of the above day at half past seven o’clock. At 8 o’clock there not being a quorum present the Mayor adjourned the meeting until Tuesday 5th of November at half past seven o’clock.
(Signed) Joseph Jolly Mayor
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