Tuesday 10 July 1894

 

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. William Rigg) and Aldermen Howe, Parker, Smith, Ibbotson and Elstub.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed and signed.

Correspondence

From the Registrar to the Metropolitan Transit Commissioners intimating that the Board proposes to erect a shelter shed for the cab stand in Bedford Street also a plan of the proposed shed. Received and referred to be Works Committee for report.

From Erskinville Council covering copy of a resolution as follows and asking cooperation in the matter of sewerage within the proclaimed area for storm water sewerage as follows:-
“That the members of this Council sign and present to the Board of Water Supply and Sewerage a petition from the property owners in this Borough within the proclaimed drainage area with respect to the Erskinville and Munni Street storm water drains requesting them to connect the said area with the Harley Street sewer Alexandria thus placing them upon an equal footing with regard to sewerage with the owners of surrounding properties and that the Boroughs of Newtown and Alexandria be requested to cooperate by presenting similar petitions with regard to property situate within the said area in their respective Boroughs.” Received and cooperation to be granted.

Reports

Works Committee
reported as follows: recommending
1 “That Mechanic, Egan, Prospect, Chalder and Raper Streets be repaired with blue metal – where required -so soon as Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board have completed the portions of the said Streets opened by them.

2 “That O’Connell, Susan, Campbell, Queen, Longdown and Elizabeth streets be repaired with blue metal – where required – as soon as the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage have repaired the portions opened by them.

3 “That the Lane off the east side of Holdsworth Street be kerbed and guttered 3rd class on the west side and the two approaches from Holdsworth Street at an estimated cost of £55.”

4 “That the kerbing and guttering proposed to be done on the east side of Albemarle Street from Bedford to Baltic and on the west side of Baltic Street from Bedford to Albemarle Street’s is not now urgently needed and may stand over for a time.”

5 “That the proposal to lay a wood block crossing in Denison Street and Allen Lane be not carried out at present as the present crossing will do for some time yet.”

6 “That the Lane at the back of Bradleys Terrace be repaired with ballast so soon as the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board have repaired the portions opened by them.”

7 “That Bedford Street from the bridge to Albemarle Street be repaired with ballast and blue metal so soon as the Metropolitan Water & Sewerage Board have repaired their portion and footpath and curb stand is made up.”

8 “That the Tarpaving and Tarpainting in Camden, Station, Clara, Harold, Union, Albert, Oxford and Bishopgate Streets also Erskinville Road and Linthorpe Street and kerbing and guttering in the Metropolitan and Marian Lane’s.” Signed W. Rigg, Chairman

On a motion moved by the Mayor seconded by Alderman Howe the foregoing report was adopted.

Lighting Committee
reported recommending that additional public lights be erected as under viz:-
1 corner of Bradleys and Hoffman’s Lanes
1 Lower end of Salvation Lane
1 in Lane rear of Charles Street
1 in Station Street between Enmore Road and Don Street
1 in Margaret Street between College and of Reiby Streets
1 in May Lane with reflector
That the Camperdown Council be asked to put an additional lamp in Bligh Street.
Signed W. Cox, Chairman.

On a motion moved by Alderman Howe seconded by Alderman Ibbotson the above report was adopted.

Overseer
reported the progress that had been made with the works under his supervision. Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances
reported the amount of work done in his department during the last two weeks also that the contractors were doing their work satisfactorily.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Parker moved
1 “That the gutter stones in Denison Street East side from Hoff man’s Lane to Mr. Week’s property be taken up re-dressed and re-laid at an estimated cost of £6.” Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

The business being concluded the Council rose
Confirmed this 24th day of July 1894
Signed J. F. Smith,
Chairman


 

Tuesday 24th of July 1894

 

A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held on the evening of the above day at half past seven o’clock – pursuant to Notice –

Present
Aldermen Salmon, Cox, Parker, Smith, Ibbotson, Elstub, Morgan and McCann.

The Council Clerk apologised for the absence of the Mayor which was caused through illness. Alderman Smith was unanimously voted to the Chair for this meeting.

Aldermen Salmon apologised for the absence of Alderman Howe which was caused through illness.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed and signed.

Correspondence

From Alderman White asking the council to grant him 3 months leave of absence on account of his having taken a trip to England. Received and the request was granted.

From Marrickville Council stating that a drain which it was proposed to lay through Johnson’s paddock and towards the cost of which the Mayor of this Borough (W. Rigg had promised to contribute £5 would be laid immediately). Received.

From the same asking cooperation in urging the Post Master General to establish public telephones at the post offices at Enmore, Marrickville and Dulwich Hill. Received and cooperation acceded to.

Reports

Finance Committee
reported having paid accounts amounting to £2423.4.8 and recommending for payment accounts amounting to £868.18.6. On a motion by Alderman Morgan and seconded by Alderman McCann the report was adopted.

Borough Treasurer
reported that £571.18.1 together with £6,000 by sale of debentures had been deposited in the bank that cheques had been issued amounting to £2423.4.8 and the overdraft at date was £2860.19.0. Received.

The Overseer
reported the progress that was being made with the works under his care during the last two weeks. Received.

The Inspector
reported that the Contractors under his supervision were doing their work in a satisfactory manner and the amount of work done under the nuisances prevention act. Received.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Nos 1 and 2 standing in the names of Alderman Salmon and Howe respectively were withdrawn by consent of the Council.

Alderman Parker moved
3 “That the recommendation of the Works committee contained in a report adopted on the 10th instant to repair the Lane at the back of Bradleys Terrace in Australia Street be carried out at and estimated cost of £6.” Seconded by Alderman McCann and carried.

Alderman Cox moved
4 “That the footpath on the south side of Lord Street be tarpaved a distance of 76 yards from King Street at an estimated cost of £10.0.0. Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

Questions

Alderman Morgan requested that a letter be written to the Water & Sewerage Board protesting against the Boards proposal to raise the water rate. The Chairman suggested that as it was an important matter it had better be dealt with by a specific motion which was agreed to.

Aldermen Salmon again called attention to the number of large hole in the wood blocking in King Street between the Bridge and Bligh Street. It was agreed that another letter be written to the Works Department on the subject.

The business being concluded the Council rose.
Confirmed this 7th day of August 1894.
Signed J.F. Smith,
Chairman


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