Tuesday 8 December 1908

 

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

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and a full Council.

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

At this stage the Mayor introduced Mr Gordon the City Surveyor who was present to submit certain plans in connection with the delineation and rectification of the boundaries between the Municipality of Camperdown (now absorbed by the City Council) and the Municipality of Newtown.

After careful examination and consideration certain concessions in favour of this Council in the Northwood Estate were agreed to by Mr Gordon who promised forward amend plans for confirmation at a Special Meeting to be held by this Council.

Correspondence

From Doctor Armstrong Medical Officer of Health report on the condition of the Milk vendor’s premises in this Municipality drawing attention to the recommendations contained thereon with the recommendation that each one should be enforced by the Council.

Received and the Inspector to be instructed accordingly.

From J Weekley calling attention to the danger to vehicular traffic at the intersection of liberty Street with Bedford Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Municipality of East Orange submitting copy of a resolution passed by that Council dealing with the discriminate use of the “Pea Rifle” and asking the cooperation of this Council in an endeavour to induce the present Government pass and Act through Parliament that the purpose of regulating the use of the “Pea Rifle” and other small Arms.

Received and cooperation granted.

From the Department of Public Works advising that the consolidation of the Regulations under the Act has been completed and that the Consolidated Regulations were proclaimed under the Government Gazette of the 19th instant.  Received.

From the Municipal Councils of Marrickville Erskineville and Alexandria agreeing to the proposal submitted by this Council that the maintenance of the respective boundary Street which all roads in accordance with the provisions of Section 106 of the Local Government Act 1906.  Received.

From Ernest Andrews and asking if the Council will allow him to have a movable bridge in front of number 17 Mary Street whereon he can have a valuable hearse taken out and in when required.

Received and permission granted on condition that the kerb be not interfered with and the bridge not left out when not required.

From G A Hume asking what action has been taken in connection with the Butcher carrying on business in the Markets without a license.

The Mayor stated that proceedings had been taken against the butcher in question.  Received.

From T C Lawson calling attention to the overflow of stormwater from Longdown Street onto his property causing damage thereto.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Department of Public Works Instruction intimating that the Minister for Public Instruction has approved of tenders being invited for the erection of a new buildings in connection with the Public School at Newtown North and that the matter has been referred to the Department of Public Works with a view to the necessary action being taken.  Received.

From Charles H Turtle calling attention to the awkward position of the gas lamp at the rear of premises number 12 King Street and suggesting its removal from the Cart entrance approach to a more suitable situation.  Received and request granted.

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts since 10th of November amounting to £1469.19.6 and recommend in accounts prepayment amounting to £382.9.10.

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 Financial Statement

prepared by the Clerk in accordance with schedule IV of Regulation number 305 was laid upon the table by the Chairman of the Finance Committee.

The Treasurer

submitted the usual statements of accounts to 30th of November showing a credit balance of £2967.13.10 in the General Fund with the Bank of Australasia Newtown.  Received.

The Overseer of Works

reported a variety of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.  Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported the entire absence of infectious disease in the Municipality during the past fortnight and recommending the granting of a milk vendor’s license to an applicant residing outside the Municipality.

Received and adopted.

This being the business the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 15th day of December 1908.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

S.M.

No. 08.6

 

Tuesday 15th December 1908

 

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Municipal Council of Newtown held on the above date at 7.30pm.

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Edwards, Clegg, Ibbotson, Campbell, Elstub, Smith and Turtle.

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

Business

Consideration of proposed boundary between Newtown and Camperdown as amended at last meeting of the Council.

The plans submitted by City Surveyor Gordon having been laid upon the table and considered.

The Mayor moved:

“That the plan showing the boundary between Bligh and Bishopsgate Streets be approved and adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

With regard to that portion of the boundary between Bishopsgate Street and Johnston’s Creek the Mayor explained how with Mr Gordon he had that day gone very minutely into the matter and moved:  That the proposed new boundary as shown on plans to the intersection of the old boundary with Railway Avenue and thence by a direct line to the fence be adopted; and that notwithstanding the new boundary along Trade Street from a lane to Kingston Road the City Council bear one half of the cost of maintaining and repairing the carriageway 33 feet wide on the northern side of Trade Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards.

Alderman Turtle moved as an amendment “That the boundary be allowed to include in Newtown the house occupied by Charles Wilson 14 St Mary Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and negatived.

This being the business the Council rose.

Confirmed this 22nd day of December 1908.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 08/23

22.12.08

 

Tuesday 22nd December 1908

 

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

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Campbell, Salmon, Edwards, Elstub, Turtle, Greek and Clegg.

Alderman Edwards apologise for the unavoidable absence of Alderman Ibbotson.

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

Correspondence

From the Secretary Royal Prince Alfred Hospital agreeing to cooperate with the Council to impress the Government the urgent necessity of widening of Missenden Road.  Received.

From W Taylor forwarding a list of suggested amendments made at the recent conference of Aldermen to consider the provisions of the new Fire Brigades Act which had been submitted to the Chief Secretary.  Received.

From the Board of Health advising that the 15 samples of milk submitted by this authority on the seventh instant have been chemically examined and found to be free from adulteration that sample number 525 was found to be deficient in fat and that the vendor of the sample might be warned.

Received and vendor to be warned accordingly.

From the Examiners Branch Registrar General’s Department forwarding tracing showing by red edging 1 ½ perches included in Certificate of Title Volume 1179 Folio 24 in the name of the Railway Commissioners of New South Wales upon which is a notification that the land is vested in the Commissioners for Street purposes and asking whether the Council has any objection to the proposed removal of the notification.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor to deal with.

From the Government Statistician asking to be furnished with the number of dwellings in this Municipality as at 31st of December 1908.

Received and request to be complied with.

The from the Town Clerk Sydney with reference to the new boundary between Newtown and Camperdown as amended by this Council stating that the Lord Mayor has directed that the letter from this Council on the subject be laid before the next meeting of the Works Committee.  Received.

From John Wilson Junior Clerk asking holiday leave from the 24th of December to the 4th of January 1909.

Received and application granted.

From H Favell suggesting that as so many trees have been stolen from the difference Street’s unnoticed be placed and Edgeware Road Sara Street at the School Edgeware Road Alice Street each end May Street Goodsell Street and Federation Road.

Received and notices to be placed as suggested and a reward of £2 offered to any person giving information which will secure a conviction.

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts since 8 December amounting to £726.2.8 and recommend in accounts prepayment amounting to £706.19.1.

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 Finance Committee

submitted a Special report recommending that the sum of £624.12.6 be now voted to carry out specified works.

Reports

The Mayor Moved: the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Salmon and carried.

The Finance Committee

in accordance with the requirements of Sections 77 and 50 of the regulations respectively submitted the following list of overpayment amounting to £2.9.3:

E W

1664

George Walters

£0.0.1

 

 

1415/8

A Murphy

£0.0.5

 

 

1602

John Biggs

£0.0.10

 

 

1443

W Wilee

£0.0.9

 

K W

739/40

T Mulqueeny

£0.1.0

3.1

 

The following have been paid twice

E W

1450

James Budge

£1.2.2

 

C W

1070/2

Isabella Graham

£1.4.0

2.6.2

 

The following properties are not rateable:

C W

236

Railway Commissioners

Gate Keepers Cottage

Edgeware Road

£1.10.3

 

287

 

Station Masters residents
St Peters Station

£4.13.6

 

813

 

Gatekeepers Cottage
John Street

£1.0.2

O C W

374

Resumed properties

Unoccupied School Land
Wilson Street

£22.7.3

K W

80

Water and Sewerage Board

Unoccupied Crown Land
Bedford Street

£2.15.0

 

797

Home of Hope

Stanley Street

£2.14.6

EW

455

Judge W J Foster

Enmore Road wrongly assessed

£5.8.8

 

 

 

 

£40.9.11

 

The Mayor moved: That the foregoing accounts be dealt with in the manner prescribed by the regulations.

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 14th December dealing with matters referred to them from the Council together with their recommendations.

On the motion of the Mayor the Works Committees report was received and adopted.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision and works in progress.  Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported amongst other matters that 88 applications had been received from Milk vendors to be registered under the Dairy Supervision Act three Applications to be registered under Meat ordinance number 56 and one application from Mr C H Miller for the transfer of a butchers licence from P T Maynard Enmore Road and recommending that these applications be granted.

Received and adopted.

 

Alderman Lewis moved a hearty vote of thanks to the Mayor for the able manner in which he has carried out his duty during the past year and wished him a Merry Christmas and happy new year.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

The Mayor then invited the Aldermen and Officers to partake of some refreshments in his room.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 12 day of January 1909.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

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