Tuesday 3rd of December 1889

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

Present: The Mayor and Aldermen Bellemey, Cox, Tye, Smith, Dolman, Lane, Eggleton, Medway and Whately.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

The Mayor stated that Messrs Firbank and Yates the successful tenderers for the ballasting of Metropolitan Road had signed the contract and commenced the work.

Correspondence:

From Messrs Post and Whatmonough protesting against the pipe drain being laid through their respective properties. Received and referred to the Works committee to meet them to explain the matter with a view to obtaining their consent.
From Mr C. Fulton applying for kerbing and guttering in Holdsworth Street and to turn round in Leamington Avenue he offered to pay the usual contribution. Received and the request to be complied with.

Petitions:

Alderman Lane presented a petition from a number of ratepayers in O’Connell Street asking the Council to cause O’Connell Street to be extended through private property to Brown Street received and referred to the Works committee for report.

Reports:

A report was brought up from a committee of the whole Council upon the subject of the balcony and the proposed additions to the Daniel Lambert Hotel recommending that Mr King be allowed to continue the balcony the same as on the old building he promised to provide guttering to prevent any droppings on the footpaths the new balcony will project over the whole width of the foot paths. Adopted on the motion of Alderman Medway seconded by Alderman Lane.

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

Motions pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Tye for Alderman White:

1 “That the west side of Gladstone Street from Phillip Street to culvert be laid in second class kerbing and guttering 12 yards at a cost of £50: also to lay 287 yards 3rd class from culvert to present kerbing and guttering at a cost of £9 total cost £59 seconded by Alderman Dolman and carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith:

2 “That the crossing at the junction of Fitzroy Lane and Australia Street be laid with blue stone setts at a cost of £8.” Seconded by Alderman Tye and carried.
3 “That Regent Street from Bedford Street to Lennox Street be remetalled with white metal at a cost of £64” seconded by Alderman Tye and carried.

Moved by Alderman Tye:

4 “That the lane of Camden Street be laid with 4th class kerbing and guttering both sides 165 yards at the cost of £45 seconded by Alderman Dolman and carried.
5 “That reference be made to the lighting committee to erect a lamp in lane off Camden Street at an annual cost of £5.10.0 seconded by Alderman Eggleton and carried.

Moved by Alderman Cox:

6 “That a sum of £12 be now voted to lay 41 yards of 4th class kerbing and guttering in the east side of Whitehorse Street from Newman Street to George Street seconded by Alderman Eggleton and referred to the Works committee for report.
7 “That a sum of £13 be now voted to ballast Whitehorse Street from Newman Street to George Street a distance of about 41 yards” seconded by Alderman Eggleton and referred to the Works committee for report.
8 “That a sum of £15 be now voted to lay 243 yards of second class asphalting on the north side of Munni Street from Union Street to Angel Street” seconded by Alderman Eggletone carried
9 “That a sum of £100 be now voted to repair Maria Street with blue metal from King Street to John.” Seconded by Alderman Tye and referred to the Works committee for report.

Moved by Alderman Eggleton:

10 “That a sum of £60 be now voted to lay 142 yards of 2nd class kerbing and guttering on the south side of Lord Street from railway gates to John Street seconded by Alderman Cox and referred to the Works committee for report. 11 “That a sum of £30 be now voted to lay 70 yards of 2nd class kerbing and guttering in Wells Street” seconded by Alderman Bellemey and carried.
12 “That it be referred to be Works committee to report upon the advisability of laying down kerbing and guttering or pipes in Goodsell Lane at the rear of May Street” seconded by Alderman Bellemey and carried
13 “That a letter the sent to MacDonaldtown Council asking their cooperation in cutting down Union Street from Harold Street to Munni Street with a view to laying down cube setts to give gutter facilities for stormwater getting away.” Withdrawn by consent.

Moved by Alderman Dolman:

14 “That a sum of £68.4.0 be now voted to lay 101 yards of patent asphaltum blocks at 13/6 per yard at the following crossings viz Enmore Road and London Street 44 yards £29.14.0 Enmore Road and Wilford Streets 17 yards £11.10.0 Enmore Road and Station Street 40 yards £27.” Seconded by Alderman Tye and carried excepting Station Street which was referred to the Works committee to report as to whether at this crossing Asphaltum blocks in cube setts would be the better.

Miscellaneous business:

Alderman Eggleton asked the Mayor to give instructions to have certain gutters in Wells Street and Goodsell lane.

Alderman Dolman having just returned from a visit to Europe’s stated “That he had much pleasure in presenting to the Council copy of the latest modern work upon local government in England viz:- The County Councillors Manual. A Compendium of the Constitution. Procedure and Powers of County Councils and of the Statutes they had to administer with an introductory chapter on the conduct of county business by W. T. Lowndes Esq. Late Chairman of Shropshire sessions.- By R.H. Spearman of the Inner Temple and Oxford Council Barrister at Law Recorder of Bridgemouth (author of the Law of Highways)” published at London 1889.

It was unanimously resolved that this comprehensive and most valuable work be accepted and that a cordial vote of thanks be given to Alderman Dolman for the publication.

The business being concluded the Council rose

Confirmed this 17th day of December

(Signed) Joseph Jolly, Mayor


Tuesday 17th December 1889

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 Joseph Jolly) and Aldermen Bellamy, Cox, Tye, Smith, Dolman, Lane, Medway, White and Whately.

Alderman Smith apologised for the absence of Alderman Pierce who was confined to his house by sickness.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1st From Mr E. W. Molesworth M.P. on behalf of himself and colleagues stating that Post Master General had told them that additional land had been secured to enlarge the post office in King Street: and that he hoped to complete arrangements for post office at Enmore in a few days. Received.
2 From Alderman Eggleton apologising for his non-attendance and asking the Council to postpone the motions standing in his name and make them an order of the day for next meeting of Council.
3 From A. Fiitterer asking for permission to put on another bus on the same route he now has one plying from Macdonaldtown to Sydney. Received and the request complied with so far as this Council is concerned.
From Alderman Medway resigning his position as a member of the Works committee. Resolved that the resignation be not accepted and the Alderman be asked to continue. Alderman Medway stated he consented to withdraw it.

Reports:

Finance committee
Reported having paid accounts amounting to £2427.8.9 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £184.6.5. Received and adopted on a motion by Alderman Smith seconded by Alderman White.

Works committee reported recommending that
1 In reference to Alderman Cox’s motion to metal Maria Street that the £30 already recommended to repair the street was deemed sufficient.
2 In reference to the pipe drain proposed by Alderman Smith through parts of Whatmoughs properties “that instead the Alderman devise a more comprehensive scheme so as to include the whole of Denison Street from Albemarle Street to culvert.
3 In the matter of the repair of Erskineville Road at the joint expense of the Macdonaldtown Council and Newtown it be referred to the overseers of the respective councils to estimate the cost and state the nature of the work required to be done.
4 In the matter of the petition for the prolongation of O’Connell Street through private property to Brown the petitioners be recommended to purchase the necessary land and dedicate it to the Camperdown Council.
5 Aldermen Tye’s motion to lay kerbing and guttering in a lane off Camden Street. That a 6 inch pipe drain be laid instead at a cost of £18.
6. Alderman Cox’s motion to kerb and gutter a portion of Whitehorse Street at the back of the public school be agreed to providee the government pay half the cost.
7 Alderman Cox’s motion to ballast portion of Whitehorse Street at the rear of the public school that it stand over for a time it not being urgent.
8. Alderman Eggleton’s motion to kerb and gutter Lord Street from railway gates to John Street that it be agreed to.
9. Alderman Eggleton’s motion in reference to the best means of draining the lane between May and Goodsell Streets that the overseer and surveyor take the necessary levels and estimate the cost of the pipe drain to carry off the drainage from both streets.
10 Alderman Dolman’s motion to lay the crossing at Enmore Road and Station Street with asphaltum blocks or metal cubes the committee declined to make any recommendation.
11. That the following works be passed and final payment made viz asphalting in Horden, O’Connell, Campbell, Yaralla, May and John Streets and Enmore Road and Australia Street after having received an additional topping of 3/4 of an inch. Also kerbing and guttering in Kent and Angel streets. Adopted on a motion of Alderman Bellamy seconded by Alderman Whately.

Borough Treasurer:
Reported having paid into the bank during the past four weeks £685.15.0 that cheques had been issued during the same period amounting to £2427.8.9 and the balance due to bank at date £1963.17.5. Received.

Inspector of Nuisances
Reported the amount of work done in his department during the past fortnight and stated that the contractors were doing their work very well. Received.

Motions pursuant to notice:

Moved by the Mayor:

1st “That a sum of £5 be now voted to make an open crossing and raise the old gutter in lane back of Albemarle Street seconded by Alderman Bellamy and carried.

Alderman Eggleton to move:

2 “That the surveyor be instructed to prepare plans and designs of balcony for the use of the Borough such plans and designs to be laid on the table at next meeting of Council”.
3 “That the By laws committee be asked to frame a By law in connection therewith.” On the motion of Alderman Smith seconded by Alderman Lane and compliance with request from Alderman Eggleton the motions were to postpone and made an order of the day for next meeting.

Alderman Tye moved:

4 “That a sum of £57 be now voted to make alterations and repairs to the footpath in sundry places in King Street Enmore by taking out old and worn out tiles and stone pavement and substituting first class asphalt in the following places viz: — From Hanson’s corner 73 yards superficial from Eldridges 52 yards superficial: from Fredericks 70 yards superficial from Hilton Brown’s 117 yards superficial: and in front of Camden College estate 371 yards superficial” seconded by Alderman Cox and referred to the Works committee for report.
5 “That the following crossings in Enmore Road be laid with asphaltum blocks viz: – Bailey Street 17 yards Reibey Street 36 yards Simmons Street 36 yards: Marian Street 35 yards: Metropolitan Road 56 yards Edgeware Road 56 yards at a total cost of £160.” Seconded by Alderman Dolman and referred to the Works committee for report.

Alderman Bellamy moved:

6 “That a sum of £21 be now voted to asphalt footpaths in Susan Street 290 yards new: 60 yards patching and top dressing” seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.
7 That a sum of £30 be now voted to lay 485 yards alphalt on the footpath west side of Marian Street.” Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried
8 “That a sum of £28 be now voted to kerb and gutter northside of and to ballast lane at the rear of King Street from Forbes Street to Queen Street: – kerbing 4th class £19 ballasting £9.” Seconded by Alderman Lane and carried.
9 “That the crossing in King Street and Forbes Street be laid with asphaltum blocks 56 yards £36.16.0 and Darlington Council be asked to bear half the expense” not seconded.

Alderman Smith moved:

10 “That the foot paths in Mary Street from King Street to Lennox Street be tar paved where required with second class material at a cost of £4.” Seconded by Alderman Bellamy and carried.
11 “That the crossing at the junction of — Lane and Australia Street be laid with bluestone setts at a cost of £8.” Seconded by the Mayor and carried.
12 “That Denison Street from Bishopgate Street to Albemarle Street be remetalled with white metal at a cost of £140.” Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.
13 “That the crossing at the junction of Denison Street and Fitzroy Lane be laid with bluestone setts at a cost of £6.12.0.” Seconded by Alderman White and carried.
14 That the footpath in King Street from Loudon Terrace to Forbes Street be asphalted where required 800 first class at a cost of £67″ seconded by Alderman Bellamy and carried.

Moved by Alderman Whately:

15 That tenders be invited for next meeting of Council for providing and erecting 8 dust bins in King Street similar to those in the city as temporary receptacles for dust and daily swept up on the wood paving” seconded by Alderman Lane referred to the Works committee for report.

Miscellaneous business:

The Mayor stated that he intended to call a special meeting to discuss the proposed Tramway Bill about to be presented to Parliament (on Friday evening next).

In reply to Alderman Smith the Mayor said he would cause a statement to be made of the difference in the cost of sweeping the wood blocks with the use of the wheelbarrows and without them.

Moved by Alderman Whately:

“That a deputation from this Council together with the members for Newtown wait upon the Hon the Secretary for Public Works to urge upon him the necessity of resuming a certain piece of land for the widening of Wilson Street as far as practical at present” seconded by Alderman Lane and carried

Alderman Medway called attention to the way in which the asphalt foot paths were left after having been opened for laying pipes etc.and thought that as 5/- was paid by those who opened them the Mayor should give instructions to have them filled up in a proper manner.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 20 day of December

(Signed) Joseph Jolly, Mayor


Friday 20th December 1889

A special meeting of the borough Council of Newtown was held on the evening of the above day at half past seven o’clock.

Present: The Mayor (Mr Joseph Jolly) in the chair and Aldermen Bellamy, Cox, Smith, Dolman, Lane, Medway, White and Whately.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed

The Mayor stated that he had called the meeting for the purpose of discussing the principles of a Bill which had already been laid before the Parliament called the Tramway and Omnibus Company Bill. It’s object being to enable the said Company to become possessed of the whole Tramway service of the city and suburbs.

Each Aldermen had been provided with a copy of the Bill and a map of the proposed additional routes.

Mr Carey (the chairman of the company) was present as it’s representative to explain the provisions of the Bill and to answer questions and furnish the Council with any information it desired.

After the explanation and the Aldermen had expressed their opinions on the subject Alderman Bellamy moved “that this Council approves of the general principles of Bill.” Seconded by Alderman White.

Alderman Whately moved an amendment that the consideration of this subject be postponed and made an order of the day for next meeting of Council not seconded.

The motion being put to the Council Alderman Whately called for a division which resulted as follows:-

Ayes
Alderman Bellamy
Alderman White
Alderman Smith
Alderman Lane
Alderman Dolman
Noes
Alderman Whately
Alderman Medway

The Mayor declared the resolution carried.

The Council thanked Mr Carey for his attendance and the explanation given.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 31 day of December 1889

(Signed) Joseph Jolly chairman

Tuesday 31st December 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 (Mr Joseph Jolly) and Aldermen Pierce, Cox, Smith, Dolman, Lane, Eggleton, Medway and Whately.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

From Mr John Hamblin calling attention to the encroachment on the foot paths of the building in course of erection at the corner of Wilson and King Streets and protesting against it. Received and referred to the Works committee to meet on Thursday morning next with the surveyor to inquire into this subject.

Motions pursuant to notice:

Alderman Dolman moved:

1st “That a sum of £40 be now voted to lay 528 feet of 9 inch drain pipes in Edgeware Road from Camden Street to Sarah Street as recommended by the Works committee on 16 that May 1889. ” Seconded by Alderman Pierce and carried.

Orders of the day:

Alderman Eggleton moved:

1st “That the surveyor be instructed to prepare plans and designs of balcony for the use of the borough such plans and designs to be laid on the table at next meeting of Council.” Seconded by Alderman Cox and carried.
2nd “That The By-laws committee be asked to frame By-laws in connection with same” seconded by Alderman Cox. After discussion it was agreed to send the question to the Municipal Association for an opinion as to the powers of Council to make and inforce a By-law dealing with the erection of any particular kind of balcony.

Miscellaneous business:

Alderman Smith called attention to a rumour prevalent in Newtown “that the site of the old watch house had been handed over to the Newtown Fire Brigade and wished to know if it were true as the Colonial Secretary had by letter informed the Council that it would be required for Railways purposes.

The Mayor promised to write also to make inquiry on the subject.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 14th any of January 1890

(Signed) Joseph Jolly, Mayor

 


 

 

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