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Council Chambers 12 May 1896
The Mayor (Mr J. F. Smith) and Aldermen Howe, Salmon, Cox, Jolly, Morgan, Ibbotsin, Elstub, McCann, Ekin, and King.
reported the progress that had been made with the various works under his charge during the last two weeks and recommending that a portion of Edgeware Road in the rise of the hill be repaired with metal otherwise the ballast will have to be repaired by being broken up etc. Received and adopted.
reported that he had attended to the numbering of new houses in sundry streets: that the contractors under his supervision were doing their work satisfactorily and that sundry other matters had been attended to. Received.
reported in reference to the holding of the appeal Court upon the assessments and stated that they had completed their work with the exception of completing the writing up of the rate book. Received.
1. “that Eliza Street from King Street to Lennox Street be reformed and metalled at an estimated cost of the £50. Seconded by Alderman Jolly and referred to the Works committee.
2. “That Newman Street from King Street etc be reformed, ballasted and metalled, at an estimated cost of £19 as recommended by the Works committee 23rd April 1896.” Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.
3. “that the lane running between and parallel with Holmwood and Dickson Streets be kerbed and guttered both sides to complete the kerbing and guttering 3rd class material 390 yards at an estimated cost of £117 as recommended by the Works committee 23 April 1896.” Seconded by Alderman McCann and carried.
Confirmed this 26th day of May 1896.
(signed) J. F. Smith.
Tuesday 26th May 1896
The Mayor (J. F. Smith) and Aldermen Howe, Salmon, Cox, Jolly, Morgan, Ibbotsin, Elstub, Rigg, McCann, Ekin and King.
“that this Council invite the cooperation of the Newtown Council and the member for the the district to arrange (if possible with Mr Storey M.P. for Randwick, to have the word “Camperdown” included in his bill for the repeal of the Randwick and Camperdown cemeteries act.” It was moved by Alderman Howe and seconded by Alderman Cox that the letter be received. Amendment was moved by Alderman Salmon and seconded by Alderman Jolly that the words “and this Council will co-operate as requested” be added to the motion. The amendment was lost and the resolution carried.
reported having paid accounts since the last report amounting to the £532.2.9 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £782.3.9. Received and adopted on a motion moved by the Mayor seconded by Alderman Ekin.
1st that the Council declines the proposal of the Petersham Council to bear half the cost of laying strips of the tarpaving in Liberty Street at the crossings at Cambridge and Trafalgar Street and in Harrow Road:
2nd that the kerbing and guttering in Clara Street be passed and final payment made:
3rd that kerbing and guttering be laid in Gowrie Street from Newtown Street to lane and 14 yards along the lane at an estimated cost of £19.
4th that the footpaths in Norfolk Street the tarpaved.
5th that the kerbing and guttering in May Lane be passed and final payment made.
6th that Eliza Street be reformed and metalled at an estimated cost of £50.
reported that £1606.16.10 had been received and deposited in the bank during the month: that £552 had been paid away and that there was a credit balance in the bank of £12.7.6. Received.
reported the progress that was being made with the works under his supervision during the last two weeks. Received.
reported that he had made an inspection of a number of houses in sundry streets 93 in all and found them in very fair condition as regards cleanliness: that 11 cesspits had been emptied and that the contractors under his supervision were doing their work satisfactorily. Received.
1. “that the parliamentary representatives of the Newtown electorates be requested to urge that the bill authorising construction of the city railway be brought before Parliament during the present session.” Seconded by Alderman Ekin. Alderman Rigg raised a point of order viz: — “that the resolution being purely political one could not be entertained by the Council.” The Mayor ruled the motion to be in order and on its being put to the vote was declared to be “lost.”
3. “that Cavendish Street north side from Cambridge Street to existing kerbing and guttering be kerbed and guttered 3rd class at an estimated cost of £31.10.0 and that the roadway be ballasted and metalled at an estimated cost of £30. Total £61.10.0 as recommended by the Works committee. Seconded by Alderman Ibbotsin and carried.
4. “that 41 yards 3rd class kerbing and guttering be laid on the east side of Metropolitan Road from Enmore Road to lane, at an estimated cost of £12.10.0.” Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.
6. “that Raper Street be repaired with blue metal at an estimated cost of £30. Seconded by Alderman Salmon and referred to the Works committee for report.
7. “that reference be made to the Works committee to report on the best means and cost of putting May Street (northside) in a state of repair.” Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.
1st Alderman Ibbotsin’s that he would have some repairs made to an entrance to “Bus Stables” in Station Street.
2. Alderman Morgan that he would cause a letter to be written to Marrickville Council in reference to the proposed metalling etc of a portion of Edgeware Road.
3. Alderman King that he would have the gutter in Isabella Street repaired.
The Mayor also stated that the Works committee on inspecting the fencing at Sarah Square discovered that the iron being used was not in accordance with the specification. 26 gauge being used instead of 24 gauge. The clerk was instructed to inform the contractor that the whole work must be done according to the specification.
Confirmed this 9th day of June 1896
(signed) J. F. Smith,