Minutes of the meeting of the Council (duly convened), held at the Council Chambers, Newtown, on Tuesday the 12th day of August 1913, at 7.30 o’clock p.m..

Present

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Alderman Clegg, Turtle, Lawler, Cousins, Elstub, Macready, Morgan, Lewis, Smith and Edwards.

Apologies

An apology was received from Alderman Rigg who was out-of-town.

CORRESPONDENCE

Letters from the Director-General of Public Works covering

(a) Governor’s approval to borrow the sum of £36,000 for loan repayment purposes.

(b) Governor’s approval for the leasing of certain land adjoining the town Hall not required for council’s purposes.

Received.

Letter from the Under Secretary, Chief Secretary’s Office inquiring whether there is any objection on the part of the Council to the holding of boxing contests at the new athletic hall proposed to be erected at the corner of King and Fitzroy streets, Newtown.

Alderman Lewis moved: “that the letter be received and the Under Secretary informed that this Council has no objection to the holding of boxing contests in the premises referred to, provided they are properly conducted and subject to strict police supervision and control.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Letter from the Secretary for Railways intimating that it is found on inspection that the yards at the Newtown siding are in good order.

Received.

Letter from the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Ltd intimating that meter rentals will be reduced to six pence per month instead of 10 d. as at present.

Alderman Morgan moved: “that the letter be received and the company be thanked for the concession made.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

Letter from J. Phillips complaining of damage caused by blasting at the Newtown brickworks.

Resolved that the letter be received and a copy sent to the proprietors of the Newtown brickworks with the request that smaller charges of blasting powder be used.

Letter from S. W. and C. Pattison asking for permission to erect a cross blind over the foot way at their new premises King Street, Newtown.

Resolved that the letter be received and request complied with on the recommendation of the Works committee, subject to the usual conditions governing the erection of cross blinds.

Letter from Messrs Youngman and Kingsborough asking for permission to erect showcases at their premises corner of Enmore and Edgeware roads.

It was resolved that the application be received and granted as recommended by the Works committee.

Letter from Messrs. Crisp Bros.asking for permission to renew a sign on the Newtown railway bridge.

It was resolved that the application be received and granted as recommended by the Works committee.

Letter from the Alexandria Council intimating that the railway commissioners have agreed to erect the Electric light on the St Peter’s railway bridge and thanking this Council for their assistance in the matter.

Received.

Letter from the Secretary Department of Public Health covering 15 samples of milk all of which were found to be correct.

Received.

Further letter from the Secretary Department of Public Health covering 16 samples of milk three of which were found to be adulterated.

It was resolved that the letter be received and the three offenders prosecuted for milk adulteration.

Letter from her Newtown brass band thanking the Council for the kind permission for the band to collect in the streets of Newtown on Friday evenings in connection with the proposed trip to Ballarat.

Received.

Letter from our S. Young applying for holiday leave.

It was resolved that the matter be received and the matter left in the Mayor’s hands for attention.

Application from R. H. Jefferray for the Council’s approval of plan and specification of erection of classrooms and Bligh Street public school was received and approval granted.

Letter from W. May asking to be relieved of any responsibility in the matter of erecting a lock-up shop adjoining the town Hall.

It was resolved that the letter be received and the whole matter of leasing the land adjoining the town Hall be referred to the Finance Committee for investigation and report.

Petition received from J. Denman and seven others for additional light in Queen Street.

Letter from the Secretary Local Government Association asking the Council to subscribe for the ensuing year.

It was resolved on the motion of Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Smith that the council renew its membership for the ensuing year and the necessary fee if that be paid.

REPORTS.

His Worship the Mayor submitted a report of the Works committee as contained on folios 260-263 of the Works committee’s report book.

The recommendations contained therein or considered seriatim , items 1-9, 11, 12 and 14 were received and adopted. In the matter of item number 10 the erection of a new steel front and awning to the Newtown picture theatre 446 King St., it was decided to allow the 2 awning posts indicated on the plan to be erected as it was intimated that the erection was of the temporary character only, as the present structure was not sufficiently strong to carry the whole weight of the awning. In the course of the year or so it was proposed to erect a new brick front to the theatre when the posts would be removed. The consideration of item 13 was deferred pending the consideration of the tenders by the committee.

The Overseer of Works submitted his report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was received.

The Sanitary Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 28 of the sanitary inspector’s report book and it was resolved that the report be received, the applications mentioned in paragraph three approved and permission asked for in paragraph four granted.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE.

Alderman Macready moved:-

” that it be referred to the Works committee to report upon the advisability of repairing the carriageway in James streets at an estimated cost of 30.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

ORDERS OF THE DAY.

(a) to consider applications for collection of lists.

(b) one to consider tenders for repairs to town Hall.

A list of all applications and tenders was submitted to the Alderman for consideration and Alderman Clegg moved: “that the Council do now resolve itself into a committee of the whole to consider and report on the applications and tenders.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in committee of the whole, applications for the position of collectors of lists for the Camden, Enmore, O’Connell and Kingston Wards were considered and your committee now recommend that the following be appointed:-

AR. Fenton Camden Ward 15

T. Glassop Enmore Ward 16

W. H. Carrick ` O’Connell Ward 15

C.H. Ord Kingston Ward 10:10:0

In a matter of tenders for town Hall renovations and repairs it was recommended that subject to a satisfactory report from the Finance committee under regulation 63 (11) the tenders of Ernest Boyne £1048:5:10 and Burgess and Rose £35 be accepted. The committee’s report was received and adopted.

There being no further business the meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an ordinary meeting of the Council held at the town Hall, Newtown, on Tuesday 26 Aug 1913.

Signed Frank Bamfield, Mayor.

W. G. Salmon, Town Clerk.


Minutes of a meeting of the Council (duly convened), held at the Council Chambers, Newtown, on Tuesday the 26th day of August 1913, at 7.30 o’clock p.m..

PRESENT.

His worship the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Alderman Clegg, Turtle, Lawler, Cousins, Elstub, Morgan, Lewis, Smith and Rigg.

APOLOGIES.

Apologies were received from Alderman Edwards and Macready.

MINUTES.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and were confirmed and signed on the motion of Alderman Rigg seconded by Alderman Turtle.

CORRESPONDENCE.

Letter from the Secretary United Charities Fund asking permission to alter their date of collection to 18th October in lieu of 11th October.

Received and request complied with.

Letter from S. Gentle asking that the work of kerbing and guttering and paving becompleted in Phillip Street adjoining his new property.

Received and the matter of having the work carried out left in the Mayor’s hands.

Letter from the North Sydney Council asking cooperation in obtaining a Saturday half holiday for letter carriers.

Received and cooperation granted on the motion of Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Smith.

Letter from the Secretary Marrickville Cottage Hospital asking for permission to make their annual outdoor collection on Saturday 6th September 1913.

Received and application granted on the motion of Alderman wreak seconded by Alderman Lawler.

Letter from C. S. Moorhouse and offering to pull down his veranda so as to keep his building 4 ft. from the footpath.

Received and the writer to be informed that no portion must be erected within 4 ft. of the alignment.

Letter from J. C. McIntosh asking for additional light in McIntosh Lane.

Received and referred to the lighting committee on the motion of Alderman Smith seconded by Alderman Turtle.

Letter from Alderman Lawler offering to dedicate a portion of land for Lane at the foot of Norfolk Street and asking if the Council will accept same.

Received and referred to the Works committee for report on the motion of Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Smith.

Letter from the Health department covering 15 samples of milk submitted for analysis all of which were found to be correct.

Received.

Letter from Sarah Hardge calling attention to nuisance arising in Lane rear of Linthorpe Street.

Received and referred to the inspector for attention.

REPORTS.

The Finance Committee submitted the usual report as contained on folios 96-97 of the report book and 2 of the warrant book which recommended: —

(a) that accounts paid under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to £474:11:7 be confirmed and accounts submitted amounting to £1076: 2: 1 be paid , total payments from general fund since last meeting £1550:13:8

Also that the sum of £25 be transferred from trust fund to general fund.

(b) the monthly financial statement disclosing credit bank balance £5864:8: 4 was also submitted.

(c) it was further recommended that in accordance with clause 2 of regulation 6 the sum of £135 :9:15: 10 be voted from the general fund to carry out the following Works:-

52 Lennox St. blue metal and ballast from Australia Street to Oxford Street £180:0:0

66 Bennett St. repair and metal carriageway £56:0:0

70 Albemarle St. tarpave footpath south side from Baltic Street to Bedford Street £9:0:0

71 Baltic St. tarpave footpath west side from Bedford Street to Albemarle Street £13:10:0

80 John Street re-metal carriageway from Lord Street to railway gates £18:0:0

With reference to town Hall renovations your committee find that the sum of £319:1:8 has been set aside in reserves and renewals account for town Hall renovations, and now recommend that this work on account of its urgent necessity be proceeded with as recommended by the Works committee at a probable cost of £1083:5:10

(E. Boyne £1048:5:10

Burgess and Rose £35:0:0

total £1359:15:10)

As any balance necessary may be voted in due course from the “reserves and renewals equalisation of expenditure account.”

(d) that tenders be invited by public advertisement for the leasing of portion of the land adjoining the town Hall for terms of say three, five or 10 years, such tenders to be considered at the next meeting of the Finance committee and the reported upon to the Council.

(e) in a matter of the renewal of this Council’s loan of 36,000 your committee recommend that subject to the approval of the Department of Public Works the offer of our own bank (Bank of Australasia, Newtown Branch) to finance the loan from year-to-year at what would be equal to (after allowing for a set off of all credit current balances) £4:12:0 percent per annum and reduced the principal by a sum of £900 per annum be accepted. This arrangement would then make it optional for the Council at some future date to float the loan on more advantageous terms when money is more plentiful.

The report was received and adopted and the recommendations ordered to be carried into effect on the motion of Alderman Rigg seconded by Alderman Morgan.

The Overseer of Works submitted his report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight and plans and specifications submitted for approval as contained on folios 213 of the overseer’s report book, and it was resolved that the report be received and adopted and all the recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.

The Sanitary Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 29 of the sanitary inspector’s report book, and it was resolved that the report be received and adopted and applications mentioned in paragraph 2 be granted.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE.

Alderman Lawler moved:-

“that it be referred to the Works committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of tar metalling the carriageway of Munni Street from Angel to Gowrie streets.”

Seconded by Alderman Cousins and carried.

ORDER OF THE DAY.

To appoint two delegates to represent this Council at the next annual session of the local government association in September, 1913.

It was resolved on the motion of Alderman Morgan seconded by Alderman Smith: “that His Worship the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Alderman Rigg be and are hereby appointed delegates to represent this Council at the ensuing annual session.”

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

Under this heading the following matters were mentioned.

By Alderman Turtle asking that the Works in Hopetoun and Regent Street be carried out.

By Alderman Lawler asking that the loose metal in Gipps street receive attention.

By Alderman Lewis asking whether the Council’s legal adviser had tendered his account.

His worship the Mayor said he would have inquiries made into the matter.

There being no further business the meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an ordinary meeting of the Council held at the town Hall, Newtown, on Tuesday 9th September 1913.

Signed Frank Bamfield, Mayor.

W. G. Salmon, Town Clerk.


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