Tuesday 12th June 1906

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Howe) and Aldermen Cox, Ibbotson, Edwards, Morgan, King, Elstub, Abigail and Salmon also Alderman Smith.

The Mayor apologised for Alderman Rigg’s absence owing to indisposition.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From Messrs Henry Rents Green Brothers and George Pratt Grocers King Street asking that the Council will delay taking any further action in connection with the samples of goods obtained by the Inspectors for analysis in view of the Honourable the Premier having promised to receive the deputation of grocers at an early date re the matter of “Adulteration of Foods Act”.  Received.

From John Kelly and M C Nonsense calling attention to the state of the footpath in front of their respective properties 200/202 and 204 King Street.  Received.

From Thomas Pallister applying for a refund of the fine of 5/- and 5/- costs imposed on him at the Newtown Police Court on Monday the 28th ultimo for sweeping of the footpath’s in front of the Rugby Hotel after 8 o’clock am contrary to the By laws.  Received.

From Cape Kent and Gaden stating that their Client is dissatisfied with the progress made in the carrying out of the work of kerbing and guttering and asphalting within Linthorpe Estate and asking what date the Council estimates the work will be completed.

Received and the writers to be informed that no part of the work will be and surely delayed.

From CG Hatte further on the subject of this letter of 9th May ultimo containing a proposal for installing an electric power plant in the Borough of Newtown and for the collection of house garbage and the destruction of the same by fire for an annual sum of £900 and pointing out that the proposal involves the Council in no risk or responsibility and will mean considerable saving to the Council in the collection and disposal of garbage and therefore submit that the matter merits the consideration of the Council.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Thomas A Tester applying for an increase of salary.

Received and referred to the Lighting Committee.

 

Reports

Inspector of Nuisances

amongst other things reported having purchased 30 samples of groceries from local storekeepers and lodged the same with the Government Analyst for analysis.  Received.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Ibbotson moved:

1 “That a watering cart similar to those in use by the City Council be procured at an estimated cost of £40.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards.

On the suggestion of Alderman Salmon and the mover consented to the amendment of the motion by adding the words “and that the specification be prepared and tenders invited.”

The motion as amended was carried.

 

Alderman Rigg to move:

2 “That the carriageway in Juliett Street be metalled at an estimated cost of £184.10.0 provided the Marrickville Borough Council agrees to pay one half the cost.”

3 “That the carriageway in Harrow Road be metalled at an estimated cost of £61 provided the Marrickville Council agrees to pay one half the cost.”

Lapsed in the absence of the mover.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 26th day of June 1906.

Signed Henry N Howe, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 26th June 1906

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

 

Present

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

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From the Secretary Board of Health stating that it appears to be the Board to be very desirable that covered carts should be used in all Municipalities that the removal of garbage and that if uncovered carts use in this district asking if this Authority is prepared to fall in with the suggestion of the Board and provide covered vehicles.

Received and reply to be sent that ordinary carts are used and that as soon as they are loaded up they are covered with strong canvas but when fresh tenders are called the question of adopting covered carts will be considered.

From the Department of Lands stating that the approximate cost of re-survey of carriageway and footpaths of King Street and Enmore Road would amount to £54 and the actual cost to the Newtown Municipal Council must of course await completion of action.

Received and to be asked what proportion the Council will have to pay for the unaligned portion.

From the Secretary Board of Health advising that the 6 (six) samples of Pepper submitted by this Authority have been chemically examined by the Government Analyst from who’s report it will be seen that the chemical evidence in respect of five is such as would support a prosecution if undertaken.

Received and the Inspector authorised to prosecute.

From the Borough Council of Balmain and asking the cooperation of this Council in a deputation to the Premier to urge the necessity of granting and Endowment to Municipalities of not less than 5/- in the £ on the General Rate received.

Received and to cooperate.

From D B M Clark advising that he is about to commence the erection of a Terrace of 16 Cottages on the Linthorpe Estate fronting Brown Street and asking if the Council will boulevard the street from Linthorpe Street down as far as the width will allow.

Received and writer to be informed that as this is a tarmetalled Street his request cannot be entertained at present but when repairs are necessary the proposal may be considered.

From Cape Kent and Gaden with reference to the Linthorpe Estate stating that reference to the correspondence makes no mention at any time to the effect that the kerbing guttering and footpaths would not be undertaken until the place was built upon and that one of the purchases would not build owing to the difficulty of getting the carts through.

Received and the writers to be referred to the previous correspondence.

From the Under Secretary Department of the Attorney General and of Justice covering copy of a letter received at the Department from Mr G Block applying for a remission of the fine imposed on him at the Police Court Newtown for selling Tomato Sauce unfit for human consumption and asking to be favoured for the information of the Attorney General with any remarks the Council may think fit to make thereon.

Received and reply sent stating that proceedings were taken on the recommendation of the Board of Health in the interests of the public and that this Council as the Local Authority object to the remission of the fine or any interference with the administration of Justice.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to £1001.0.7 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £200.5.2.

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

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

Finance Committee submitted a special report 1st with reference to Mr CG Hatte’s proposal to install an electric power plant and collect and destroy the house garbage of the Borough and asking leave to sit again in order to get fuller information and 2nd with reference to Thomas A Tester’s application for an increase of salary recommending a rise of £12 to £90 this to be the limit for a Junior and further recommending that the Council take into consideration the necessity of appointing a youth to be trained and prepared to take Mr Testers place whenever that Officer can better himself elsewhere.

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

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

The Borough Treasurer

submitted the usual statement of accounts since last report of 29th May of ultimo as follows:

By Bank Balance per last statement                           £977.11.10

By Deposits                                                                  1058.7.2

To Cheques issued                £1001.0.7

To Bank Balance Cr              1034.18.5

£2035.19.0                   2035.19.0

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

that the work of cleansing the Borough had been satisfactorily performed and owners of various property in the Borough carrying out the sanitary alterations required of them.

Received.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

 

Alderman Rigg moved:

1 “That the carriageway in Juliet Street be metalled at an estimated cost of £184.10.0 provided the Marrickville Borough Council pay one half the cost.”

2 “That the carriageway in Harrow Road be metalled at an estimated cost of £61 provided the Marrickville Borough Council agrees to pay one half the cost.”

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

Alderman Abigail moved:

3 “That 10 trees be planted on the South side of Trade Street by permission of the Council withdrawn.

 

Alderman Elstub moved:

4 “That the carriageway in Wellington Street from Lennox Street to Bedford Street be tarmetalled at an estimated cost of £120 and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Abigail and carried.

 

Alderman Cox moved:

5 “That the carriageway in Newman Street from Union Street to Angel Street be remetalled and topped dressed with tar and screenings at an estimated cost of £71 and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

6 That the carriageway in Harold Street from Gowrie Street to Angel Street be tarpaved at an estimated cost of £76.10.0 and referred to the Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Cox moved:

7 “That the footpath in Maria Street northside from King Street a distance of 70 yards be tarpaved at an estimated cost of £16.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 10th day of July 1906.

Signed Henry N Howe, Mayor.

 

 

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