April 17th 1894
A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held on the evening of the above day at half past seven o’clock.
The Mayor (Mr. W. Rigg) and Aldermen Howe, Salmon, Cox, Parker, Smith, Ibbotson, Elstub, Morgan, McCann and White.
The Minutes Of the previous meeting were read and confirmed and signed.
From Mr. Burton Langley complaining of the bad state of Linthorpe Street. Received and left with the Mayor to deal with.
From E.J. Broad Fitzroy Street stating that he wished to make a carriage entrance to his property but that a telegraph post stood in his way and asking to have it removed. Received and to be sent on to the Superintendent of Telegraphs.
From Mr. W. Jeffreys complaining of the state of the footpath in Georgina Street. Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.
From the same in reference to the state of the footpath in Bucknell Street. Received and the writer be informed that the matter will attention as soon as possible.
From Camperdown Council acknowledging the receipt of a letter from this Council in reference to the better lighting of Bishopgate Street. Received.
From Camperdown Council in reference to the proposed widening of Church Street stating that representatives of the two Councils met Mr. Thomas Buckland who owns a large portion of the land fronting the west side of the Street and it decided that a plan be prepared showing the width of the proposed new Street. Received and it was resolved that a plan be prepared at the joint expense of the two Councils.
From the Waverley Council calling attention to some new regulations made by the Water & Sewerage Board in reference to the taking of unimproved land which was considered unfair and asking cooperation in resisting it. Received and cooperation to be granted.
From the Australian Gas Light Company in reply to a letter from this Council intimating that it would lay a Gas main under the footpath on the northern side of Enmore Road. Received.
From the Water & Sewerage Board stating that Wednesday’s August 22nd & 29th and September 5th & 12th had been appointed days when a cashier would attend here at this Town Hall for receiving Water & Sewerage Rates. Received.
From the Department of Public Instruction in reply to a letter from this Council in reference to connecting the Public School in Australia Street with the new sewerage system stating that the matter was receiving consideration. Received.
From the Department of Justice in reply to a letter from this Council in reference to connecting the Court House closets and urinals with the new system of sewerage stating that the subject was under consideration. Received.
From the Colonial Secretary concerning the sanction of His Excellency the Governor to enable the Council to borrow £6,000 in addition to the amount already borrowed for the purpose of making permanent improvements in the Borough. Received and referred to the Finance Committee for report and to make the necessary arrangements in connection with the floating of the loan.
reported the progress that had been made with the works under his charge during the last two weeks. Received.
The Inspector of Nuisances
reported the amount of the work done in his department during the last two weeks and that the contractors under his supervision were doing their work satisfactorily. Received.
Motions Pursuant to Notice
Alderman Smith moved
1 “That tenders be invited for next meeting of council for a supply of one thousand tons of Blue Metal-250 tons for each ward for maintenance purposes. Tenders to state a price per cubic yard for sprawls and a price per cubic yard for hand broken to a 2 1/2 inch gauge. The metal to be supplied at such times and deposited in each places in the Borough as the Council may determine.” Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.
Alderman White moved
2 “That the footpath in the east side of Cambridge Street to the tarpaved second-class 575 yards at an estimated cost of £45.10.0.” Second it by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.
Alderman Ibbotson moved
3 ” That 37 yards of kerbing be laid on the east side of Margaret Street – lower extension – at its junction with Reiby Street at an estimated cost of £5.” Seconded by Alderman White and carried.
4 “That 144 yards 2nd class Tarpaving be laid on the north side of Station Street from Ekin’s property at an estimated cost of £11.10.0.” Withdrawn by consent.
5 “That the five gateway approaches in King Street Enmore Ward be made out with tarred metal as recommended by the Works Committee at an estimated cost of £6.17.6.” Seconded by Alderman White and carried.
Alderman Parker moved
6 “That all motions pursuant to notice for the future brought before this Council for works involving and expenditure of £15 and over be referred to the Works Committee for report before the said expenditure is authorised by this Council.” Seconded by Alderman Elstub and lost.
7 “That 170 yards Tarpaving be laid on the east side of Oxford Street from Albemarle Street to lane at an estimated cost of £13.10.0 was withdrawn by consent of the Council.”
8 “That 116 yards of 2nd class Tarpaving be laid on the west side of Oxford Street in front of Mr. Young’s property at an estimated cost of £8.15.5.” Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.
Alderman Elstub moved
9 “That a woodblock crossing be laid in Denison Street – east side – at its junction with Land’s Lane including the footpath and a slight alteration of the return kerbs at an estimated cost of £7.” should Seconded by Alderman Parker and carried.
Questions & Miscellaneous
Alderman Smith moved that reference be made to the Finance Committee to report upon the best methods of completing the re-numbering of the homes throughout the Borough in accordance with the numbers already fixed by the Valuers in their returns for the current Municipal Year. Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.
The business being concluded the Council rose.
Confirmed this 1st day of May 1894.
Signed W. Rigg,
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