Tuesday 7th of May 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 Peirce, Tye, Smith, Eggleton, Medway, White and Whatley.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

From Messrs Metcalf Bros. asking the Council to sanction their running an additional omnibus from Alice Street to Wynyard Square. Received and the request acceded to.
From Mr W.S. Eggleton complaining of the state of the gutter in front of his house in King Street Enmore. Received and referred to the Works committee.
From Mr Hendy asking the Council to asphalt in front of two houses in Watkin Street. Received and the writer to be acquainted that on payment of one third of the cost it will be done.
From the Secretary to the Water and Sewerage Board asking if the Council has any objection to the officers of this Council being rewarded upon their giving information of persons using water for building purposes without having paid the usual fees. Received and the request complied with.
From the Borough Council of Marrickville stating that it had voted the sum of £100 to repair the Edgeware Road and asking this Council to vote a like sum. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.

Reports:

Finance:

A report was presented from the finance committee showing accounts paid under votes of the appropriation amounting to £612.14.11 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £233.5.9 adopted on a motion by Alderman Peirce seconded by Alderman Medway.

Works:

A report was presented from the Works committee recommending that the work of asphalting the footpaths in Pearl Street stood over for a time and that the proposed pipe drain in Wilford Street be done and extended to the main drain.

Borough Treasurer:

Reported having received and paid into the bank £296.5.0 that cheques had been issued since last report amounting to £612.14.11 and the overdraft at the bank at date was £3354.19.6 received.

The Inspector of Nuisances reported upon the work done in his department during the last month and suggested that the Works committee report upon the drain in Edgeware Road from Sarah Street to Alice Street.

Motions pursuant to notice:

Alderman Tye moved:

1st. “That reference be made to the lighting committee to erect lamps in the following places viz: – one in Camden Street at corner of lane near Mr Joyce’s property: one in Cavendish Street one in London Street at an annual cost of £5.10.0 each.” Seconded by Alderman Eggleton and carried.
2nd. “That a sum of £37 be now voted to lay 500 feet of 9 inch drain pipe in Phillip Street from Gladstone Street to Belmore lane – (pipes £17 labour £20)”. Seconded by Alderman White and referred to the Works committee for report.
3rd. “That a sum of £23 be now voted to lay 430 feet of 6 inch drain pipes in Belmore Street from Phillip Street to London Street (pipes £5.10.0 and labour £18)” seconded by Alderman White and referred to the Works committee for report.
4th. A motion by Alderman O’Connell for a committee of the whole to consider the best means of dealing with the present state of the Edgeware Road lapsed on account of the absence of the mover.

Alderman Eggleton moved:

5th. “That a sum of £40 be now voted to lay a crossing at the junction of King and Newman streets 55 yards with patent Asphaltum blocks, 48 yards and to remove the present old pipe crossing.” Not seconded.
6th. “That a sum of £36 be now voted to lay a crossing at the junction of King and George streets with Asphaltum blocks 48 yards and remove the present old pipe crossing.” Not seconded.
7th. “That reference be made to the lighting committee to erect lamps at the following places viz – one in Norfolk Street one in King Street between Short Street and Norfolk Street: one in Hawken Street midway between Alice and Laura streets: one in Wells Street between “East Lyne” and King Street at a annual cost of £5.10.0 each seconded by Alderman White and carried.

Miscellaneous business:

In reply to Alderman Peirce the Mayor said he thought the Council was powerless to interfere with a band of the Salvation Army who post themselves at the corner of Enmore Road and Cambridge Street for hours on Sundays and week nights to the inconvenience and annoyance of the general public excepting through the by-law against loitering and standing at corner of the streets.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 21st day of May 1889.

(Signed) Joseph Jolly, Mayor


Tuesday 21st of May 1889

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

Present: The Mayor (Mr Joseph Jolly) and Aldermen Peirce, Tye, Smith, Lane, Eggleton, Medway and Whately.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

From the Secretary to the Water and Sewerage Board respecting its charge for repairing a number of fire plugs in the Borough and a reply thereto stating that the Council declined to pay on the grounds that it had not ordered or requested the work should be done.
From the principal Under-Secretary Colonial Secretary’s office in reply to a deputation that waited on the Colonial Secretary on the 7th July last with the object of obtaining a piece of land formerly used as a Lock up station stating that the land would shortly be required for Railways purposes.
From the Department of Public Works respecting the proposed extension of Price Alfred hospital sewer to Liberty Street south Kingston, stating that the work in question is provided for in the scheme for the sewerage of the western suburbs which has been referred for the consideration of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and pending the necessary legislative sanction being obtaining for the carrying out of the scheme. And construction of any particular portion cannot well be undertaken. Received.
From Australian Gas Light Company asking for a reply to letter of the 19th March last respecting proposed reduction in price of lamps and an alterations of certain conditions. Received.
From Mr D. D.Hale Wilson Street asking the Council to kerb and gutter and asphalt in front of his premises he paying the third of the cost. Received and complied with.
From Mr Loudon complaining of a nuisance arising from the extension to the culvert in Camden Street. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.
From Mr Bruce Smith making application to the Council for permission to plant trees in Edgeware Road in front of a long Terrace of houses. Received and letter to be written asking Mr Smith in what part of Edgeware Road he proposed to plant them.
From Mr A Cooper asking the Council to asphalt the foot paths in front of his property on the corner of Wilson and Randle streets on the usual terms. Received and complied with.

Reports:

Works:

A report was brought up from the Works committee recommending that the drainage proposed for Belmore Street is necessary and should be carried out as soon as the Council is in a position to do so: that about 18 yards of new gutter be laid in King Street in front of the Sandringham hotel: that a portion of the Edgeware Road from Alice Street to Laura Street be ballasted 20 feet wide at a cost of £200 with a view to its being metalled at a future date. The cost to be borne equally by the Marrickville and the Newtown Councils: that in order to remedy the nuisance complained of by the Inspector of Nuisances in Edgeware Road a 9 inch pipe drain be now laid from Sarah Street to Camden Street and 12 inch pipe from thence to Alice Street at a cost not exceeding £75: that the asphalting in Australia Street and kerbing and guttering in Trade Street be passed and final payment made. Adopted on a motion by Alderman Whately seconded by Aldermen Medway.

The Inspector of nuisances reported the amount of work done in his department during the last two weeks and drawing attention to a row of houses in Horden [street] where the yards are so small that the closets are close to the houses and suggesting the advisability of the Nuisances Prevention Act Committee inspecting the places. Received.

Motions pursuant to notice:

Moved by Alderman Medway:

1st. “that a sum of £8.8.0 be now voted to asphalt the footpaths at the corner of May and John streets” seconded by Alderman Nicholson and carried.
2nd. “that a sum of £10 be now voted to cover the cost of guttering 70 yards in Lord street south side near McKechnie’s”. Seconded by Alderman Eggleton and carried.

The following motions standing in Alderman O’Connell’s name lapsed through his absence.

3rd. “That the footpaths on the south side of Alice Street from Camdenville Hotel to McLelland’s property near Hawken Street a distance of 1290 yards be patched and top dressed as a cost of £64.10.0.
4th. “That the footpaths west side of Pearl Street from Albert Street to Wells Street be asphalted (first class) 350 yards at a cost of £24.15.0 and the east side from Alice Street to Wells Street a distance of 477 yards at a cost of £33.15.0.”

Moved by Alderman Whately:

5th. “That kerbing and guttering be laid in Wilson Street (second class) from Randle Street to Pine Street and the corner turned about 80 yards also opposite Ennis’s and Jensen’s houses to the corner of Randle Street 20 yards (second class) at a total cost of £36 as recommended by the Works committee 7th of March 1889.” Seconded by Alderman Lane and carried.

Moved by Alderman Smith:

That the lighting committee report on the necessity of erecting lamps with reflectors in the Kingston Ward viz one each at the south and north ends of Belmore lane one at the south end of Brooks Lane one at the North end of — lane one at south end of — Lane. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 4th day of June 1889.

(Signed) J. F. Smith, Chairman


 

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