Wednesday 13th February 1889

A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held pursuant to notice on the evening of the above day at 7.30.

Present: The Mayor (Mr R. T. Bellamy in the chair) and Aldermen Peirce, Jolly, O’Connell, Tye, Smith, Dolman, Lane, Eggleton, Medway, White and Whately.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

The Mayor laid upon the table the declaration of the newly elected Aldermen viz.,
Alderman Medway, Camden ward
Alderman White, Enmore Ward
Alderman J. E. F. Smith, Kingston Ward
Alderman Whately, O’Connell Ward

The business of the meeting being the election of Mayor for the current municipal year. It was resolved that the election be conducted by open voting and with open doors. Moved by Alderman Smith and seconded by Alderman O’Connell that Alderman Peirce be elected Mayor for the current municipal year. This resolution withdrawn by consent of the Council.

Alderman Peirce moved that Alderman Jolly be the Mayor and seconded by Alderman Medway. An amendment was moved by Alderman Tye and seconded by Alderman O’Connell that Alderman Smith be the Mayor This amendment was negatived in division.

A further amendment was moved by Alderman Whately “that Alderman Lane be the Mayor” seconded by Alderman Eggleton and negatived.

The original motion “that Alderman Jolly be the Mayor was then put and carried.

The business of the meeting being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 19th day of February 1889

(Signed) Joseph Jolly, Mayor


Wednesday 20th February 1889

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

Present: The Mayor (Mr Joseph Jolly) and Aldermen Whately, Medway, Dolman, Eggleton, White, Tye, O’Connell, Smith, Bellamy and Lane.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

From Mr H.Barff, Registrar University of Sydney declining to allow an entrance for foot passengers to the university grounds from Eliza Street. Received.
From Council’s solicitor Mr Alfred Shaw stating that he had seen Mr Lee’s solicitor and that he persists in going on with the case for £150 damages. Received.
From the borough of Camperdown in reply to Council’s solicitor stating that their Council still adheres to the decisions forwarded to this Council re sewerage drainage from Newtown into the Regent Street sewer. Received and reply to be sent stating that our Works committee will wait on the Camperdown committee at an early date.
From the Borough of Macdonaldtown stating that their portion of Cooks River Road after 4th February 1889 will be watered by their own cart. Received.
From four property owners in Metropolitan Road calling the Council’s attention to kerbing and guttering recently laid down in that street, has raised the level of the footpath. Received and referred to to the Works committee for their report.
From Water Supply and Sewerage Board stating that all public fire plugs and the maintaining of the same in repair will be charged to this Borough. Received.

Elections of committees.

Finance:
Resolved that the finance committee consist of the Mayor and Aldermen Smith, Peirce, White and Tye.

Works:
Resolved that the Works committee consist of Aldermen Medway, White, Lane and Whately.

Lighting:
Resolved that the lighting committee consist of Aldermen Peirce, Lane, Tye and Eggleton.

N.P.A.:
Resolved that the N.P.A. committee consist of Aldermen Lane, Tye, Eggleton and O’Connell.

By Laws and Library:
Resolved that the by laws and library committee consist of the Mayor and Aldermen Smith, Peirce, Bellamy and O’Connell.

Specifications:
Resolved that the specifications committee consist of Aldermen Smith, Whately, Medway and White.

Water:
Resolved that the water committee consist of Aldermen Dolman, White, O’Connell and Eggleton.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 26 day of February 1889

(Signed) Joseph Jolly


February 26th 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 Peirce, Bellamy, O’Connell, Tye, Smith, Dolman, Eggleton, Medway, White and Whately.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

From Mr Alfred Shaw covering his account for legal expenses etc. in connection with Francis [?] and other cases. Received and referred to the finance committee for report.
From R.C. Knight asking permission to have a portable coffee stall in the street in front of the Town Hall during the evening of the coming winter. Received and the request granted.
A petition was presented from a number of residents in Newman Street praying that the drainage be put underground. Received.

Reports:

A report was brought up from the finance committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £728.6.0 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £525.6.5. Adopted on a motion of Alderman Peirce seconded by Alderman Smith with an amendment that the committee be hereby authorised to bring up a report at next meeting of Council of the estimated probable expenditure for the current municipal year.

Works:

A report was brought up from the Works committee recommending the passing and final payment of kerbing and guttering in Burren Street and Metropolitan Road and asphalting in Edgeware Road as far as had been measured. Also recommending that the pipe crossing at the junction of King and Union Streets be taken up and an open crossing laid with blue cubes: that in reference to Mr Phillips’ letter for the removal of the pipe drain passing through his land in Camden College estate and from the permanent levels of Station Street the owners of properties in Station and King streets discontinue the present system of drainage and the Council make provision for them to connect with a drain to be laid along the lane between King and Station Streets to Camden Street. That the Council do now adopt as the permanent levels of the prolongation of Station Street and cause the levels as shown in section by a blue line proposed and submitted by the Council’s surveyor and that a stone sill [?] be laid in front of the gateway of Mr Simpson’s property in Belmore Street and a small retaining wall be built to preserve the footpath and that the matter of metal curbing of a portion of John Street be allowed to stand over for further consideration. Adopted on a motion of Alderman Medway seconded by Alderman Whately.

A report was brought up from the Borough Treasurer showing that during the past four weeks there had been received and paid into the bank £897.17.6: that cheques had been issued during the same period amounting to £932.4.11 and the balance due to the bank at date was £1269.17.9. Received

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

The Mayor read a minute showing that the work already passed amounted to £1500. On the business paper tonight there were votes amounting to £663. Amount of interest payable 1st April next £175. The finance report for adoption tonight showed accounts owing amounting to £688. And the overdraft in the bank was £1279. So that he trusted the Aldermen would not press their motions. Received

Motions pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Medway:
1 “That Hawken Street west side from Alice Street to Laura Street where not done be asphaltd about 200 yards at a cost of £13.” Seconded by Alderman O’Connell and carried.
2 “That kerbing and guttering be laid in Goodsell Street south side from John Street to present kerbing 107 yards second class at a cost of £39”. Ordered to stand over for a time.
3 That a six inch pipe drain be laid along the footpath in Newman Street east side from Angel Street a distance of 168 feet towards Gowrie Street at a cost of £7.” Seconded by Alderman O’Connell and referred to the Works committee for report.
4 That a 6 inch pipe drain be laid in Gowrie Street northside to lane and from thence along lane to connect with present drain a distance of 192 feet at a cost of £7.10.0″ seconded by Alderman O’Connell and referred to the Works committee for report.
5 “That a sum of £32 be now voted to lay 4th class kerbing and guttering about 120 yards on the north side of Belmore lane from Phillip Street to present kerbing.” Seconded by Alderman Dolman and referred to the Works committee for report.
6 “That a sum of £30 be now voted to lay asphalting on the south side of Belmore Street from London Street to Perry’s Terrace a [length] of 443 yards.” Seconded by Alderman Dolman. Referred to the Works committee for report.
7 “That reference be made to the lighting committee to erect two lamps in Marion Street at an annual cost of £5.10.0 each.” Seconded by Alderman Eggleton and carried.

Alderman Dolman moved:

8th “That a sum of £8 be now voted to lay asphalting in Phillip Street between Belmore and Charles Streets where required a distance of about 116 yards” seconded by Alderman Tye and carried.
9 “That reference be made to the lighting committee to erect a lamp in Margaret Street about the middle opposite lane at an annual cost of £5.10.0” seconded by Alderman Eggleton and carried.
10 “That a sum of £240 be now voted to asphalt and top dress the footpaths in Enmore Road from the Bridge to Stanmore Road south side 1428 yards north side 1193 yards 1st. class.” Seconded by Alderman Dolman and carried.

Alderman Eggleton moved:

11 “That in all future specifications for contract work a clause be inserted requiring tenderers to deposit a sum of money as may be deemed adequate from time to time to ensure good faith and due performance of contract.” Seconded by Alderman Dolman and referred to the specifications committee.

Alderman Medway moved:

12 “That a sum of £8.8.0 be now voted to the auditors for their services for the past year.” Seconded by Alderman O’Connell and carried.
13 “That the levels of the prolongation of Station Street through Camden College estate as shown on section by a blue line be and the same now hereby adopted as the permanent levels of that street.” Seconded by Alderman Dolman and carried.

Alderman Bellamy moved:

14 “That the asphalting in Church Street east side from King Street to Raper Street be topdressed and and patched at a cost of £20.” Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.
15 “That the asphalting in Hordern Street from King Street to Prospect Street both sides be patched and top dressed at a cost of £20.” Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.
16 “That O’Connell Street from Prospect Stret to Raper Street west side be asphalted new work at a cost of £13. Also a shed which encroaches on the footpath be taken down and a new fence be put up at a cost of £1.10.0.” Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.

 

17 “That the asphalting in Campbell Street from Susan Street to O’Connell Street both sides of the foot paths be patched and top dressed at a cost of £3.10.0” Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.

 

Alderman Bellamy moved in place of Alderman Lane who was absent.

18 “That Wilson Street from Terrace near Watkins Street to Brown Street be asphalted at a cost of £6.5.0.”
19 “That Brown Street from east side of Wilson Street to lane next to Philips be asphalted a distance of 122 yards at a cost of £8.5.0 also the west side opposite Thompson and Salmon’s a distance of 57 yards at a cost of £3.10.0” seconded by Alderman Whately and carried
20 “That Yaralla Street from the front of Mrs Yates’ house to the lane at the end of Terrace be asphalted 110 yards at a cost of £7.10.0.” Seconded by Alderman Whately and carried.

Moved by Alderman Whately:

21 “That 9 inch pipes be laid in Wilson Street from Queen Street to culvert in Holsworth Street 378 feet at a cost of £39.” Seconded by Alderman Bellamy and——-?
22 That 9 inch pipe be laid in lane at back of Wilson Street from Randle Street to Pine Street also the lane running parallel with Pine Street to Leamington Street from thence along footpath to connect with pipes along Randle lane at a cost of £54.” Seconded by Alderman Bellamy referred to the overseer for report.
23 “That kerbing and guttering be laid in Wilson Street second class from Randle Street to Pine Street and the corner about 100 yards also opposite Evans and Jensen’s houses to the corner of Randle Street 20 yards second class at a total cost of £36.” Seconded by Alderman Bellamy and referred to the Works committee for report.

Alderman O’Connell moved:

24 That the Council clerk be requested to ask by letter the St. Peters Council to commence at once the metalling of May Street where required as was mutually agreed upon between the two councils. Withdrawn by consent.
25 “That the specification committee be asked to visit at an early date the works for the acceptence of night soil at the foot of Ricketty Streeta and report the same with full particulars with a view of entering into a new arrangement and thus to move and get rid of not only a nuisance but an extra expense to the ratepayers” seconded by Alderman Bellamy and carried.
26 “That a sum of £50 be now voted as a bonus to the Inspector of nuisances as a recognition of his service in carrying out the provisions of the Dairies Supervision Act without any salary for the last 2 1/2 yars.” seconded by Alderman Bellamy and referred to the finance committee for report.

Miscellaneous business:

Alderman Bellamy requested the Mayor to call the attention of the Water and Sewerage Board to the too frequent intermittent water supply in Newtown.
At the request of Alderman Eggleton The Mayor said he would write to the Water Supply and Sewerage Board to ask them to erect a stand pipe in King Street near Alice Street.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 13th day of March 1889.

(Signed) Joseph Jolly


 

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