Tuesday 3rd October 1905

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Edwards) and Aldermen Rigg, Salmon, Elstub, King, Abigail, Smith and Morgan.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From the Secretary Newtown and Enmore Star-Bowkitt asking the Council to reduce rent of the Hall for the Ballot meetings to 5/- per night.

Received and the usual charge to be adhered to.

From the Borough Council of Bexley appending copy of a resolution passed and asking the cooperation of this Council in supporting a clause in the Local Government Extension Bill providing that the owners of land should register such ownership with the local council and that all changes of land should be so registered.

Received and request complied with.

From W J Laws protesting against compliance with the improvements and alterations ordered by the Inspector of Nuisances to be carried out at number 108 Alice Street except under certain conditions.

Received and the writer to be informed that the regulations must be carried out.

From J F Furniss calling attention to the nuisance caused in the vicinity of Gibbes Street by the large volumes of smoke from the very low chimneys in Abel and Company’s bread factory.

Received and to be informed that the nuisance has been abated.

From Sweet Brothers calling attention to the Gas Lamp attached to the awning in front of their premises in King Street which serves the purpose of lighting the Lane between their premises and Mr Davies butchers shop and as the new premises will absorb the Lane the lamp will not be required therefore asked that it be removed.

Received and referred to the Lighting Committee.

From A H Moyes calling attention to the dangerous condition of the balcony at the corner of Bucknell Streets and King Street.

Received and referred to the Inspector of Nuisances for report.

From the Council Clerk Broken Hill appending a number of proposed amendments to the Local Government Bill now before Parliament the majority of which have been already considered and adopted by this Council.  Received.

From Robert S Young (Overseer of Works) applying for three weeks leave (being the annual holiday) as from Monday 9 October.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since fifth of September last (as follows) amounting to £1180.2.8 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £88.17.9.

Moved by the Mayor “That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Salmon and carried.

 

The Borough Treasurer

submitted the usual statement of accounts to 3rd instant as follows:

By Balance per last statement                           £1857.3.7

By Deposits                                                            390.4.5

To Cheques issued      £1233.0.2

Balance Cr                    1014.7.10

£2247.8.0                     2247.8.0

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

amongst other matters reported regarding the condition of the fence enclosing Mrs Speares brick yard concerning which a letter was from the St Peters Council at last meeting.

Received and a letter to be written to Mrs Speares asking her to cause the pit to be securely fenced without any delay.

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Elstub moved:

1 “That the Auditors (Messrs W Marshall and W N Bull) be paid a sum of Ten pounds each for the last audit to 31st of July 1905″

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Smith’s return

The Mayor extended a very hearty welcome back to Alderman Smith and expressed the pleasure it gave all to see him in his place at the Council table again.

Other Aldermen followed in the same strain and Alderman Smith returned his grateful thanks for the kindness and consideration extended to him by his brother Aldermen during his long illness.

 

This was the business and the Council rose.

Confirmed this 31st day of October 1905.

Signed William Edwards, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 17th October 1905

The Ordinary Meeting of the Council will summon to be held on the above date at 7.30pm.

At 8 o’clock the following were present.

The Mayor (Alderman Edwards) and Aldermen Ibbotson, Elstub, Howe and Cox.

There not being a quorum the meeting lapsed.

 

Signed William Edwards, Mayor.

 

 

31st October 1905.

 

Tuesday 31st October 1905

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Edwards) and Aldermen Rigg, Salmon, King, Abigail, Cox, Ibbotson, Howe, Morgan and Hitchcock.

The Mayor apologised for the absence of Alderman Elstub.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From Robert Hollis MLA Catherine correspondence from the Secretary to the Railway Commissioner’s relative to the representations made by a deputation from the Boroughs of Newtown Erskineville and Alexandria to the extension of the Mitchell and road trains to Newtown etc stating that the Commissioners cannot see their way to grant the request but have approved of an improved service 15 minutes instead of the 20 minutes service at present.  Received.

From the Town Clerk North Sydney submitting copy of a resolution passed by that Council affirming the desirableness of power being given to Municipal councils to control and regulate the erection of Advertising Hoardings and asking the cooperation of this Council.

Received and cooperation granted.

From H A Barraclough asking that the work of kerbing and guttering in Bennett’s Estate may be proceeded with otherwise that it will greatly militate against fair values being obtained for the property when exposed for sale next month.

Received and the writer informed that the Council will be guided in the matter by its responsible Officer.  Meanwhile and nothing whatever to be done until the second moiety of £100 is paid in terms of agreement.

From Cape Kent and Gaden forwarding Dedication of Road at the foot of Brown Street adjoining the Railway by the Railway Commissioners and J T Brown purchaser of the Linthorpe Estate for Councils acceptance.

Received and the Mayor authorised to affix the corporate seal thereto.

From Raine and Horne as Agents for J T Brown Owner of “Linthorpe Estate” submitting a plan of the proposed subdivision.

Received and writers to be informed that the Works Committee will be glad to meet Mr Raine on Monday 6th instant at 3pm to discuss the matter.

From the Marrickville Borough Council asking the cooperation of this Council in securing the insertion of the clause in the Local Government Extension Bill giving councils the power to compel the owners of Waterholes and other excavated areas to keep same securely fenced.

Received and request complied with.

From John Dickie and H M (Holt) O’Connell Holt Street calling attention to the three Morton Bay fig trees at the intersection of Holt and Station Street the growth of which has become a menace to their properties.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From J Loaney advising that the gas and water services laid onto his cottages in Holmwood Street and asking that the footpath be asphalted with as little delay as possible.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

From Marcus Clark and Company Limited asking permission to erect a Bridge cast iron over the gutter at their stable entrance in Church Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From M Veaney asking an extension of six months time to carry out the works required in the Inspect to this notice to render the premises (19 Eliza Street) sanitary.

Received and Inspector’s action confirmed.

From W Edwards Junior calling attention to the state of the footpath in front of his property in Simmons Street and offering to pay one half the cost if the Council will pave the path and brick’s estimate to cost seven Guineas for the bricks alone.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From J T Meyer calling attention to the damage being done to his property in Pemell Street owing to the soakage from the rear of the premises and the alleged faulty construction of the stormwater channel.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

 

Minute by the Mayor

The Mayor submitted a minute recommending

(1) the extension of the present wood and Iron shed at an estimated cost of £18 and (second) (2) the purchase of a new Bicycle at a cost of £17.10.0 less £5 which the old bicycle will realise.

Received and adopted.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to £878.8.5 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £325.2.7.

The Mayor moved “that the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Salmon and carried.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 16th October reporting on the number of matters remitted to them for consideration with their recommendations.

Moved by the Mayor: “That the Works Committees report as now submitted be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

 

The Borough Treasurer

the usual statement of accounts since last report of 3rd October 1905 as follows:

By Bank Balance per last statement                           £1014.17.0

By Deposits                                                                      247.14.10

To Cheques issued                £878.8.5

Balance               Cr               383.14.3

£1262.2.8                     1262.2.8

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported various works carried out in his absence during the past three weeks and works being proceeded with.  Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported amongst other things having in the Newtown Court prosecuted a person having interfered with and disturbed the contents of garbage boxes in Wilson Street when he was fined 5/- and costs 1/-.  Also having inspected the registered premises of Richard Boroughs Milk vendor corner of King and Queen Streets and found the vessels in such a condition that the contents are rendered unsaleable and therefore recommend that the registration be cancelled.

Alderman Morgan moved: “That the report be received and that portion relating to the Milk vendor adopted.

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Howe moved:

1 “That the resolution passed by this Council on 20th October 1903 viz: “That the balance sheet for the future be advertised in each of the two local papers at a cost of two pounds ten shillings for each newspaper be and the same is hereby rescinded.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Morgan reported having attended a conference of representatives of Metropolitan councils convened at the instance of the Burwood Council to consider the provisions of the Local Government Bill.

 

This was the business and the Council then went into Committee of the Whole with closed doors to consider the schemes submitted for Lighting the Borough.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of November 1905.

Signed William Edwards, Mayor.

 

 

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