Tuesday the 14th June 1904 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held on the above date at 7.30pm. 

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Smith, Archibald, Morgan, Elstub, Edwards, Ibbotson, King and Hitchcock.The Mayor apologised for the absence of Alderman Abigail owing to illness. 

MINUTES

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

CORRESPONDENCE

From the Honourable Secretary Civil Ambulance and Transport Brigade asking the free use of the Hall once a week for drill and practice. Received and request complied with.

From the Rockdale Municipal Council asking the cooperation of this Council by appointing the Council Clerk to attend a conference of Council Clerk’s with a view to formulating the principles of a comprehensive Local Government Bills to be submitted to their respective Councils for revision and then forwarded to the State Premier.  Received.

From the Borough of Bexley covering copies of resolutions passed by that Council affirming the desirableness of the whole of the catchment area of water supply of Sydney being vested in the Board of Water Supply and Sewerage and asking the cooperation of this Council by appointing three Aldermen to a conference to take into consideration the position of the Water Supply area with a view to preventing it’s contamination and to endeavour to have the area vested in the Water and Sewerage Board. Received cooperation granted and Alderman Archibald, Hitchcock and King appointed delegates.

From the Secretary Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage advising that the Board have approved of the rate is being fixed at 8 pence in the £ for water and 11 in the £ for Sewerage.  Received.

From G E Ardill Manager South Sydney Woman’s Hospital stating that Lady Rawson has kindly consented to perform the Opening Ceremony in connection with the extension on Friday 17th June at 2.30 o’clock and inviting the attendance of the Mayor and Aldermen.  Received.

From Thomas Henry advising that the Board of Water Supply and Sewerage had fixed the rates at 08 pence and 11 pence for water and sewerage respectively. Received and a letter to be acknowledged.

From the Council Clerk Darlington agreeing to co-operate with this Council in a deputation to the Minister for Works to urge the reinstatement of the lights in Victoria Park alongside the Newtown Road.  Received. 

REPORTS

The Finance Committee – reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 17th May amounting to £456.16.0 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £624.3.4.  Moved by the Mayor: “That the Finance Committees reports as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”Seconded by Alderman Archibald and carried. 

The Works Committee – submitted their report dated 13th June dealing with the number of matters referred to them by the Council with their recommendations.  Moved by the Mayor: “That the Works Committee’s report as now read be and the same is here by adopted.”Seconded by Alderman Archibald and carried. 

The Overseer of Works – reported having carried out a number of works during the past fortnight and works in hand.  Received. 

The Inspector of Nuisances – reported among other things having fined the Scavenger for the Kingston Ward in the sum of 10/- for neglecting to sweep the gutters in Mary Lennox and Eliza streets also having prosecuted three persons at the Newtown Police Court for allowing a large quantity of manure to remain on their premises in Mechanic Australia and Station Streets when two of the defendants were fined 10/- each and the third 20/-.  Received. 

This was the business and the Council rose.

Confirmed this 28th day of June 1904.

Signed JM Salmon, Mayor. 

 


 

Tuesday 28th of June 1904 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held on the above date at 7.30pm. 

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Smith, Edwards, Hitchcock, Abigail, Ibbotson, Howe, King, Elstub, Morgan and Archibald. An apology was received from Alderman Rigg who was absent owing to illness. 

CORRESPONDENCE

From the Marrickville Borough Council confirming their Works Committee’s agreement contribute the sum of £160 towards the cost of ballasting and bluemetaling Edgeware Road from Sarah Street to Alice Street the work to be carried out by this Council to the satisfaction of their Borough Engineer.  Received and adopted.

From the Marrickville Council Clerk advising that as arranged between the Works Committee of his Council and this Council’s Works Committee this Council is prepared to contribute the sum of thirty pounds £30 towards the cost of tarmetalling that portion of Harrow road affected by the stormwater the work to be carried out by this Council to the satisfaction of their Borough Engineer.  Received and adopted.

From the Under Secretary chief Secretaries Department advising that the By law was made by the Council under the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1897 having been confirmed by His Excellency the Governor with the advice of the Executive Council have been published in the Government Gazette of 24th June.  Received.

From the Secretary Australian Gas Light Company stating that it is the desire of the Mayors of some of the Suburban Municipalities to confer with the Directors regarding the in creased charge for Public Lights and asking the Mayor to meet the Board on Thursday the 30th June at 4.00pm.Received and the Mayor to attend.

From the Town Clerk Sydney advising that the Honourable the Premier has intimated his willingness to receive at 2:30pm on Wednesday 29th instant the combined deputation of the municipalities interested in regard to the mining under the Sydney catchment area of the Sydney Water Supply and inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present.Received and as many as can to attend.

From the Under Secretary Chief Secretaries Office acknowledging letter asking the Premier to receive a deputation from representatives affected by the increase in the Water and Sewerage rates and stating that the request has been duly brought under the notice of the Premier.Received and to ask for date to be fixed so that a joint deputation may be arranged.

From Marcus Clark and Company Limited applying for permission to erect a cast iron bridge over gutter in the Lane of Brown Street at the cart entrance. Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From John Taylor asking the Council to consider his claim for compensation for damage caused to his property in Edgeware Road by stormwater overflowing from Camden Street on the 26th and 27th of April last. Received and referred to the Overseer of Works for report. 

REPORTS

The Borough Treasurer – submitted his report of the Accounts from 17th of May to 24th June as follows:

To Cheques issued –                                            £1151.5.4

By Balance per last statement Cr –                             £23.2.0

By Deposits –                                                       £745.17.8

By Bank Balance Dr –                                            £382.15.8

To Cheque Outstanding 17th May –                        £ 10.10.0                                                                                                                                                                                    £1151.15.4

Received. 

The Overseer of Works – reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in course of completion.  Received. 

The Inspector of Nuisances – reported that the work of the contractors and block boys was being fairly well performed and that action has been taken in various parts of the Borough towards having a number of dwellings placed in a habitable or sanitary condition.  Received. 

The Mayor by Minute asked the councils authority for taking what steps seem to him most expedient for the recovery of all outstanding rates. Alderman Ibbotson moved: “That the Mayor be and is hereby authorised to take what steps he deems most advisable for the recovery of outstanding rates.” Seconded by Alderman Hitchcock and carried.   

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE

Alderman Edwards moved: (1) “That the footpath North side of Goodsell Street in front of  Mr D B M Clark’s new cottages (245 yards) be tarpaved at an estimated cost of £25 and referred to the Works Committee.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried. (2) “That 86 yards of second class kerbing and guttering be laid on the North side of Holmwood Street at an estimated cost of £38 and that the footpath (325 yards) be a asphatled at an estimated cost of £33 and referred to the Works Committee.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried. Alderman Hitchcock moved: (3) That as recommended by the Works Committee a tar metalled crossing be laid from Francis Street to the intersection of Harrow Road and Edgeware Road on the Marrickville side at an estimated cost of £33. Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried. 

This concluded the business and the Council rose. 

Confirmed this 12th day of July 1904.

Signed J M Salmon, Mayor.

 

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