Tuesday 5th November 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: The Mayor and Aldermen Peirce, Tye, Cox, Smith, Lane, Eggleton, Medway, Bellamy and White.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

From Mr T.L. Phillips asking the Council to complete the kerbing and guttering in Gladstone Street. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.
From the Tramway Department asking the Council to water the streets on the sides throughout the Tramway route. Received and to be complied with.
From the Sydney Tramway and Omnibus Co covering maps of the proposed Tramway route and stating that a bill is about to be introduced to the Parliament for its sanction and offering to attend at any time to explain its provisions. Received and its consideration made an order of the day for next meeting.
From the Australian Gas Light Co stating that 20 municipalities had signified their wish to alter the moon nights on which the lamps are not lighted and asking this Council to reconsider the matter with a view to unanimity of opinion on the subject. Received and referred to the lighting committee for report.
From the Under-Secretary to the General post office referring to the visit of the Post Master General to Enmore respecting the establishment of the Post and Telegraph offices there and stating that it had been decided to invite tenders for a suitable premises or a site. Received.
From Mr Thomas Bartlett asking permission to erect some overhanging balconies and awnings to some buildings in Cooks River Road near St Peters railway station. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.
From St Peters Council covering an account for £50 for repairs to May Street. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.
From ratepayers in Watkin Street calling attention to the state of the footpath on the western side of that street also to the state of the lane at the rear of it. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.

Reports:

Finance:

A report was brought up from the finance committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £1473.7.11 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £128.18.5 adopted on a motion by Alderman White seconded by Alderman Tye.

Works Report:

A report was brought up from the Works committee recommending
1st That the proposal of the St Peters Council to ballast and metal with blue metal the lower portion of May Street from Edgeware Road to the portion already metalled at the joint expense of the two councils — total cost £140 — be accepted.
2nd That the request of ratepayers in Newman Street to repair the lane at the back and the crossing at Angel Street be acceded to at a cost of £5.
3rd That owners and occupiers of properties in London Street be notified to discontinue draining their respective properties along the open gutter in Charles Street.
4th That the Council approves of the plan of proposed continuation of overhanging balconies on proposed additions to the General Lambert Hotel in Missenden Road the property of Mr King. (This paragraph was struck out by resolution of Council.
5th That the Council fill up the vacant piece in Gibbes Street to the same height as the grounds in Mr Crofts gardens and slope the rest back and put a hand rail on the whole.
6 That the following works be passed and final payment made viz Asphalting in London Street, Bailey Street, Whitehorse Street, Wilson Street and Nelson Street. Kerbing and guttering in Angel Street lane at the back of Trade street, Cozens Lane and Augustus Street. Adopted on a motion of Alderman Lane seconded by Alderman Medway.

Nuisances prevention act committee
Reported in reference to milk venders recommending that any shopkeeper or other person be allowed to sell milk provided the same be kept in a covered vessel and drawn out by means of a tap. Also that the committee considers the Inspector exceeded his duty in writing to the Board of Health without the sanction of the Council and that it out of place for him to call attention to or reflect any way on speeches made by Aldermen in their official capacity at the Council table.

The specification committee reported
Recommending the adoption of specifications 1st for forming ballasting etc Metropolitan Road. 2nd Specification for repairing two water carts. 3rd for painting with hot tar the tar paved footpaths requiring it which were adopted on a motion by Alderman Smith seconded by Alderman Medway

The Lighting Committee reported
recommending additional lamp and removals as follows viz:- 1st That a lamp be erected on the northern side of Marion Street about midway between John Street and Edgeware Road. 2nd That a lamp be erected about the centre of Bruce’s Lane off Station Street. 3rd That a lamp be erected in Railway Lane opposite the centre of Pine Street with reflector. 4th That the lamp now standing at the corner of Pine Street and Leamington Avenue be moved to the opposite corner.

The Borough Treasurer
Reported having paid into the Bank £1288.0.7 that cheques issued amounting to £1473.7.11 interest on overdraft £80.8.8 leaving the balance due to Bank 22nd October 1889 of £409.3.3. Received.

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

The overseer reported
upon a claim made by ratepayers in Newman Street for damages to a water pipe. Received and the account ordered to be paid £2.5.6

Motions pursuant to notice:

(Adjourned from the last meeting)

Moved by Alderman Bellemey:

1st That a sum of £85 be now voted to lay 520 feet of 18 inch pipes in proposed extension of Burren Street from Wilson Street to Yaralla Street through Kettles Estate cost of pipes £65 labour £20. Seconded by Alderman Lane. An amendment was moved by Alderman Smith “That the pipes be reduced to 12 inch and the total cost of same to £55.” The motion as amended was then carried.
2nd “That a deputation of the whole Council together with the members for Newtown wait on the Post Master General for the purpose of urging upon him the necessity of the erecting on the present site a more suitable building for a Post and Telegraph and money order office.” Seconded by Alderman lane and carried.

Alderman Tye moved:

3rd “That a six inch pipe drain be laid along the footpath on the west side of Simmons Street from Enmore Road to Sarah Street 990 feet pipes £13.6.0 labour £30 total cost £43.6.0 seconded by Alderman White and carried.
4th “That a sum of £80 be now voted to lay 255 yards of 3rd class kerbing and guttering on both sides of King Street as recommended by the Works committee 18th of September 1889.” Seconded by Alderman White and carried.
5th “That a sum of £42 to be now voted to lay 500 yards of first class asphalting on the east side of Stanmore Road from Enmore Road to Liberty Street.” Seconded by Alderman White and referred to the Works committee for report.
6 “That a sum of £25 be now voted to lay 390 yards of second class asphalting on the west side of Cavendish Street from Cambridge Street to Liberty Street.” Seconded by Alderman Tye and referred to the Works committee for report.

Alderman Medway moved:

7th “That a sum of £11 be now voted to lay 35 yards of 3rd class kerbing and guttering in Angel Street from Newman Street to lane near vacant land” seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

Alderman Smith moved:

8th “That a deputation consisting of the Mayor, Aldermen and the members of the Electorate be appointed by this Council to wait upon the Honorable the Postmaster General with a view to bring under his notice the inadequacy of present building used as the Post and Telegraph and Money Order Office in Newtown and asking that a new building be erected on the present side which will be in keeping with the rapidly increasing requirements of the Post Telegraph and Money Order business of this borough.” Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.
9 That Wellington Street west side from Bishopgate Street to Albemarle Street be asphalted second class 360 yards. Cost of £22.10.0.” Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

Fresh notices

Alderman Whately moved:

10 “That the following crossings in King Street O’Connell Ward be laid with patent asphaltum blocks viz Wilson Street 29 yards Erskineville Road 32 yards Whately Street 32 yards: Brown Street 56 yards Watkin Street 45 yards Bucknell Street 23 yards, Georgina Street 56 yards Fitzroy Street 23 yard, Queen Street 32 yards total 328 yards at 13/6 per yard £221.8.0.” Seconded by Alderman Bellemey and carried.

Alderman Lane moved:

11 “That a sum of £48.5.0 be now voted to lay 485 yards of asphalting on the south side of King Street from Watkin Street to Bucknell Street also 94 yards from Brown Street towards Watkin Street.” Seconded by Alderman Bellemey and carried.
12th “That a sum of £26.5.0 be now voted to patch and topdress 535 yards on the west side of Watkin Street from King Street to Wilson Street.” Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.
13 “That a sum of £200 be now voted to reform and re metal Erskineville Road from King Street to railway bridge” in accordance with the Works report adopted 8th October 1889″ seconded by Alderman Bellamy and carried.
14 That a sum of £340 be now voted to reform and remetal Wilson Street from King Street to Watkin Street in accordance with Works report adopted 8th October 1889″ seconded by Alderman Bellamy and carried.
15 “That a lamp be erected in lane between Watkin and Brown Street about opposite the break in the fence alignment seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.

Alderman Cox moved:

16 “That a sum of £38 be now voted to form and ballast the extension of Gowrie Street from Munni Street to Harold Street.” Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.

Orders of the day:

To consider the letter from Camperdown Council re drainage of Kingston further postponed and referred to committee of the whole Council to meet on Friday 15th instant at 7:30 PM.

Business being concluded the Council rose

Confirmed this 19th day of November 1889.

(signed) J. F. Smith, Mayor pro tem


Tuesday 19th November 1889

A meeting of the borough Council of Newtown was held on the evening of the above day at 7:30 PM.

Present: Aldermen Tye, Cox, Smith, Dolman, Lane, Medway, White, Whately.

In the absence of the Mayor Alderman Smith was voted to the chair.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

From R. T. Bormey [?] complaining of the bad state of Maria Street between Cooks River Road and John Street received and referred to the Works committee for report.
From the General Post Office intimating that the Postmaster General would receive a deputation upon the subject of the inadequacy of the present Post Office premises in Newtown. Received.
From John King asking the Council to reconsider the matter of the proposed continuation of overhanging balcony on additions to the Daniel Lambrt Hotel Missenden Road. Received and referred to a committee of the whole Council to meet in the ground on Thursday afternoon next at 4 o’clock.
From Macdonaldtown Council requesting this Council to contribute half the cost of blue metalling Erskineville Road from the Bridge to Union Street. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.
From the Sydney Tramway and omnibus Company covering three copies of the Bill to be presented to Parliament to enable the company to purchase the present Tramways amd construct Cable Tramways and asking the Council to consider the matter and make suggestions. Received and referred to the committee of the whole Council and the clerk to write asking for more copies of the Bill.

Reports:

Finance committee
Reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation amounting to £911.19.7 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £585.16.11 adopted on the motion by Alderman White seconded by Alderman Tye.

Works committee reported recommending
1st That the work performed by St Peter’s Council in May Street at the joint expense of the two councils be passed and the application for payment of £50 as per arrangement be acceded to.
2nd That Mr T. L. Phillips’ application for kerbing and guttering in Gladstone Street be acceded to at the Council’s early convenience after the commencement of the new municipal year.
3rd That Mr Bartlett at the suggestion of the committee has agreed to construct his balconies and awnings in accordance with the By laws.
4. That the proposed asphalting of east side of Stanmore Road from Enmore Road to Liberty Street is not just now needed and may stand over for a time.
5 That the proposed asphalting in Cavendish Street by Alderman Tye is not urgently needed and may be done when all other jobs now passed are completed.
6 That the following works be passed and final payment made viz asphalting in Enmore Road measured to date and in Church Street also kerbing and guttering in Islington Street, Gowrie Street and Erskineville Road. Adopted on a motion of Alderman Medway seconded by Alderman White.

Borough Treasurer
Reported having received and paid into the bank during the last four weeks £110.6.8 that during the same period cheques had been issued amounting to £911.19.7 cheque returned £2.7.6 balance due to bank at date £222.3.8. Received.

Committee of the whole Council reported as follows
Your committee having considered the subject of complaints of the Camperdown Council in reference to the damage from a portion of Kingston Ward being an order of the day for last meeting of Council and referred to this committee recommend the following resolution be adopted and forwarded to Camperdown Council in reply to its letter of the 27th ultimo viz “That in consideration of a definite promise having been given by the government to proceed immediately with the Prince Alfred Hospital sewer to Liberty Street and that this Council will then be put to great expense in connection with it this Council is not at present prepared to make any offer of compensation or to entertain any expense in continuing the present system as it may be useless in the future permanent scheme” accepted on a motion by Alderman Whately seconded by Alderman Lane.

Motions pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Smith:

1st “That 340 feet of 9 inch pipes be laid from existing pipes in lane behind the Town Hall through to Mr Whatmonough’s land and thence across Lennox Street through Mr Post’s wood yard and thence along lane at the back of public school to Campbell Lane. That 198 feet of 9 inch pipes be laid in the three cross lanes from Denison Street to Australia Street and to connect with the above 9 inch pipe drain. Total cost £32.” Seconded by Alderman Lane and carried.

Moved by Alderman Lane:

2nd “That a sum of £90 be now voted to ballast and blind Georgina Street from King Street to Kettle’s Avenue” seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.

Alderman Medway moved:

3rd “That a sum of £70 be now voted to cover half the expense of ballasting and metalling lower portion of May Street as proposed by St Peter’s Council and recommended by the Works committee at last meeting.” Seconded by Alderman Cox and carried.
4th “That a sum of £22 be now voted to lay 72 yards of 3rd class kerbing and guttering in King Street east side from Whitehorse Street to fence.” Seconded by Alderman Cox and carried.
5th “That a sum of £80 be now voted to lay 20 yards second class kerbing and guttering on the east side of Norfolk Street from the corner of Whitehorse Street towards Angel Street.” Seconded by Alderman Cox and carried.
6th “That a sum of £33 be now voted to lay 133 yards of new gutter (two courses) on the west side of Norfolk Street” seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.

Moved by Alderman White “that the Council does now resolve into a committee of the whole for the purpose of opening and considering tenders for ballasting Metropolitan Road. Tar painting or paving foot paths and repairs to water carts.” Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.

In committee the tenders were opened and considered and on the Council’s resuming the chairman brought up the following report viz-
“Your committee having opening tenders recommend that
1st The acceptance of the tender of Messrs Firbank and Yates for ballasting Metropolitan Road at £297.10.0 and in the event of their not excepting the contract the Mayor be hereby authorised to accept the tender of J. H. Gallagher at £343.”
2nd “That the tender of D. Hansell be accepted for tar painting at one penny farthing per yard.” 3 “That the tender of Hector Melville be accepted for the repairs to water carts at No 2 £11.0.0 No.3 £10 total £21.”

(Signed) J. F. Smith, chairman

Adopted on a motion by Alderman White seconded by Alderman Whately.

Miscellaneous business:

Alderman Tye moved for a deputation to the Commissioner for Railways re the widening the railway bridge. It was decided that the Commissioner be written to on the subject.

At the request of Aldermen Smith it was ordered that the Inspector of nuisances report at next meeting all cases where persons have failed connect their home drains with the underground pipe drain as laid by the Council adjacent to their respective properties.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 3rd day of December 1889

(Signed) Joseph Jolly, Mayor


 

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