Tuesday 9th June 1908

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

 

Present

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

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From Victor Cumming with reference to stable on Allotment number 41 Georgina Street the following of which the Inspector has ordered to be concreted and the stable connected with the sewer.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From J H Evans Broker directing attention to the condition of Edgeware Road between Alice and Lord Streets.

Received and a letter to be sent to the Marrickville Council on the subject.

From the Town Clerk Randwick asking the cooperation of this Council in order to secure the amendment of Clause 43 Section 109 Part 13 of the Local Government Act by the insertion of the words “adoption of minimum frontages” between the words sanitation and proportion of so that any Council wishing to adopt the minimum frontage for its Municipality may secure the necessary power.

Received and cooperation granted.

From Charles Blake applying for a milk vendor’s licence and asking that the same may be granted free of charge owing to his losses in connection recent prosecutions in this district.

Received and registration to be granted on payment of the fee.

From John Dunning asking that a lamp be erected in the Lane at the rear of his new property in Wilson Street.

Received and referred to the Lighting Committee.

From the Council Clerk Marrickville calling attention to the East side of Enmore Road between the Enmore Terminus and Juliet Street.

 

Received and the Council to be informed that the matter will receive attention.

From the Council Clerk Erskineville stating that they cannot at present see their way to entertain the proposal to install Street orderly bins in King Street within their boundary.  Received.

From the Under Secretary Department of Public Works calling attention to the fact that Ordinance number 51 re Garbage was proclaimed on 14th May and will come into operation on the 13th instant and asking to be informed if the Council desires this Ordinance applied to this Municipality.

Received and referred to the Sanitary Committee.

From G L Grant calling attention to the condition of the Lane at rear of his property known as number 192 198 inclusive Edgeware Road.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

From D Ghiggino asking that the foot path in front of St Pins Church Edgeware Road be tarpaved or otherwise.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From W J Petty applying for permission to erect two semi-detached cottages in Wells Street as per plan and specification submitted.

Received and referred to the Officers.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 12th May 1908 amounting to £760.14.1 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £17.6.1.

Moved that the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

Finance Committee

also reported with reference to Messrs Hattes offer of a framed photographic of the Mayor and Aldermen constituting the Council on 4th February last the sum of three Guineas recommending that the offer be declined.

 

The Special Committee

appointed to consider the question of reopening the library for the use of the citizens reported that in the opinion of the Committee the space which would be required to be occupied by the proposed library will be required for office accommodation.  It is therefore not desirable to re-open the library.

Moved by the Mayor that the Special Committees report as now submitted be and is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Cox.

Alderman Clegg dissented and by way of amendment moved: “That the report be referred back with the object of ascertaining information from other Councils where libraries have been established as to the success or otherwise attending the same.”

After some further discussion the adoption of the report was put to the meeting and carried.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the preceding fortnight and works in progress.

Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

submitted the usual fortnightly report and under clause 3 instructions were asked as to the action to be taken against householders who had not provide themselves with the approved Garbage receptacle.

Clause 4 asked for authority to take action under Section 59 of the Public Health Act to cause the Owner of premises numbers 102 and 104 in a safe and sanitary condition.

The report was received and the question of prosecution for the garbage tins left in the hands of the Mayor and the authority asked with regard to 102 and 104 Campbell Street granted and permission to splice post at number 216 King Street granted subject to approval of the Inspector.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Rigg moved:

1 That the undermentioned works for repairs and renewals of asphalted footpaths be referred to the Works Committee for report.

1 Enmore Road North side throughout where necessary to be broken up relayed repair and top dressed at an estimated cost of £57.

2 Liberty Street from Lane at rear of Johnstons to Cavendish Street to be broken up and relaid and the other portion of the foot path as far as Trafalgar Street to be repaired and top dressed at an estimated cost of £17.

3 Cavendish Street North side to be repaired and top dressed when necessary and South side renew at an estimated cost of £34.

4 Cambridge Street West side to be repaired and top dressed at an estimated cost of £5.10.0.

5 London Street North East side break up and re-lay the whole at an estimated cost of £56.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

Alderman Campbell moved:

2 That the undermentioned works for repairs and renewals of asphalted footpaths be referred to the Works Committee for report.

6 Balmoral Street both sides to be repaired and top dressed at an estimated cost of £8.

7 Phillip Street West side to be repaired and renewed where necessary at an estimated cost of £14.

8 Charles Street both sides to be repaired and top dressed at an estimated cost of £5.

9 Augustus Street both sides to breakup and relaid at an estimated cost of £65.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

Alderman Ibbotson moved:

3 That the undermentioned work for repairs and renewals of asphalted footpaths be referred to the Works Committee for report.

10 Gladstone Street both sides to breakup relay and repair when necessary at an estimated cost of £35.

11 Trafalgar Street both sides breakup and relay as far as Boot Factory and repair from Factory to Liberty Street at an estimated cost of £22.

12 Wilford Street both sides to be repaired and top dressed at an estimated cost of £3.10.0.

13 That Phillip Street be re-metalled at an estimated cost of £195.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

Alderman Smith moved:

4 That it be referred to the Works Committee to report on the cost of kerbing guttering and metalling Albemarle Lane from Baltic Street to Albert Street also the cost of breaking up Albert Street and re-metalling same from Bedford Street to the Lane on the West side.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

5 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to report on the cost of rearranging the foot paths and carriageways in Albert Street from Albemarle Lane to Trade Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Clegg moved:

6 “That the other Municipal Councils in this State be asked to cooperate with this Council in a deputation to the Premier to urge the passing into law of an effective Building Act early in the next session of Parliament.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

7 “That it be referred to the Overseer of Works to report on the cost of breaking up all the old tarpaved footpaths in the O’Connell Ward where required and renew same.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

8 That it be referred to the Lighting Committee to report as to the necessity of erecting a lamp in the Lane between Oxford and Baltic Streets running parallel thereto.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

9 “That it be referred to the Overseer of Works to report on the cost and advisability of breaking up all the old tarpaved footpaths in the Camden Ward where required and renewing same with Brickpaving or otherwise.”

Seconded by Alderman Cox and carried.

 

J S Pithers Writ

The Mayor reported that a writ had been served on the council at the instance of J S Pithers claiming £1000 damages and that he had instructed the Councils Solicitor to appear in the matter.

Approved.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 23 day of June 1908.

 

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 08/10

23rd June 1908

 

Tuesday 23rd June 1908

 

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

 

Present

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

The Mayor apologised for the absence of Alderman Edwards who is absent from the State and Alderman Cox owing to indisposition.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From George Chandler resigning his position as second Sanitary Inspector.

Received and applications to be invited for the position in accordance with the previous specification and considered at next ordinary meeting of the Council.

From JG Griffin Municipal Representative on the Board of Water Supply and Sewerage advising that the Board has decided to abolish the charge heretofore made for Water Meters.

Received Mr Griffin to be thanked for his efforts in bringing this to pass.

From Frank V. Flanagan drawing attention to the alleged unsatisfactory working of the Office of the District Registrar for Births Marriages and Deaths

Received and a letter to be addressed to the Registrar General on the subject.

From D T Morrow submitting plans of buildings proposed to be carried out in King Street near St Peters Railway Station and additions to business premises in King Street occupied by Hortons.

Received and in connection with the proposed buildings near St Peters Railway Station no permit to be granted in respect of the plan showing balconies.

Alderman Ibbotson moved: “That for future no balconies be allowed.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

From the Department of Public Works asking to be furnished with information as to the Funds which this Council is required by the Act to keep.

Received and left in the hands of the Clerk.

From the Department of Public Works forwarding the Governors approval to the Council carrying the balance of the Lighting Fund which has been closed to the General Fund of the Municipality.

Received.

From W A Pettit drawing attention to a nuisance opposite number 40 Hopetoun Street at the intersection of the Camperdown boundary.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From John Watson Sanitary Inspector applying for an increase of salary.

Received and referred to the Finance committee for report.

 

Valuation

The Valuer James Trahair submitted the final report of the Unimproved the improved and the Annual Value of all rateable land in the Municipality of Newtown for the triennial period ending 31st December 1910 showing the Unimproved Capital Value after appeals to be £1,302,622 and the net amount of rates at 2¾ pence in the pound £13731.13.10 plus rates outstanding on 4th February £582.13.6 making a total rates receivable £14314.7.4.

Received.

From James Trahair asking the Council to grant him a Special fee for extra clerical assistance and unforeseen expenses in connection with the Valuation.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 9th of June amounting to £652.5.5 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £240.14.4.

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 Mayor reported that the Temporary Loan of £4000 obtained on the Governors authority from the Bank of Australasia has been paid off and that the amount of credit of the General Fund is £2926.2.8.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated the 13th June containing 14 clauses dealing with various matters referred to them.

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

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson.

Alderman Clegg moved as an amendment to paragraph 6 “That the Lane between Pine and Randle Streets and the Lane between Randall and Holdsworth Streets be tarmetalled in lieu of metalling as recommended.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and after some discussion negatived.

Thereupon the motion for the adoption of the report was carried.

 

The Overseer of Works

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

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported amongst other things recommending that the two applicants be licensed as Milk Vendors and that notice had been served on the owner of premises numbers 22 24 Bucknell Street to put the said premises in a sanitary condition within the prescribed time and asking for an authority to take the necessary action in terms of the Public Health Act to have the work completed.

Received and adopted the Milk Vendors licence to be granted and authority given to take proceedings under the Public Health Act.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That in accordance with the requirements of subsection 4 of Section 78 of the Local Government Act 1906 the sum of one hundred and thirty-two pounds (£132) Stirling be now voted towards the proposed purchase of a strip of land from the trustees of the North Kingston Mission House for the purpose of making Trade Street a uniform width of 66 feet to St Mary Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle.

2 “That as this Council has acquired the following powers under the Local Government Act 1906 Section 109 viz Sub section (xxxiii) Regulation (a) Hoardings and (b) of the posting or painting of Bills Signs or Advertisements.  Section (xii) the Sale Storage Exhibition for Sale Conveyance and Mode of Delivering Meat.”

Section (xxxviii) The Inspector and regulation of the wholesale and retail sale and of the storage and exhibition the sale of fish and oysters and crustacea and of rabbits poultry and game.

Ordinances numbers 55 56 and 57 published in the Government Gazette of 14th May 1908 relating respectively to the powers mentioned be notified in some newspaper circulating in the Municipality that the said Ordinances have been applied to this Municipality and may be inspected at the office of the Council.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1906 and Ordinances and Regulations thereunder this Council do hereby fix the undermentioned schedule of fees to come into operation after the prescribed number of days from date of advertising:

(1) Opening road and foot path any portion between the building line and centre of road in cases where the road has not been made and ballasted and footpath not kerbed and guttered and asphalted 2s 6d.

(2) Asphalted footways and gateways extra 5s.

(3) Opening road or footpath or road and gateway for straight cut 10 inches wide right across or partly across Road and footway or road and gateway as the case may be where the road has been made and ballasted or footpath or gateway kerbed and guttered and asphalted 10s.

(4) Opening road and footway to provide water service to more than one property where pipes will be required to be laid under Water and Sewerage Boards Regulations.

(a) First property made Road kerbed and guttered and asphalted footway or gateway 10s.

Each additional property 3s.

(b) First property road not made and footway not kerbed and guttered and asphalted 2s 6d.

Each additional property 1s.

(5) Opening road only more than halfway across from kerbed longing we are road has been made ballasted and metalled 7s 6d.

(6) Opening footway or gateway to repair renew or provide cock case only 1s 6d.

(7) Cutting kerbed for warning posts (Councils masons to do the work) Freestone each posthole 2s 6d.

Ditto Bluestone each posthole 7s 6d.

(8) Cutting downpipe hole in kerb (Councils Mason to do the work) Freestone each cutting 1s 6d.

Ditto Bluestone each cutting 5s.

(9) Opening tarpaved or top dressed roads deposit £1.

Deposit to be retained for at least three months and any portion not required to reinstate the carriageway to be refunded.

Alderman Salmon moved as an amendment: “That the Deposit for opening tarpaved or top dressed roads the £2 instead of £1 as proposed.

The Mayor accepted the amendment and the resolution as altered was seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

Licenses

(10) Meat Butchers Shops 10s.  Carried.

(11) Fish Oysters Crustacea Rabbits Poultry and Game 6d per month.

Carried.

4 “That as recommended by the Lighting Committee and adopted by the Council the undermentioned new lamps be erected and existing lamps removed as proposed and placed in the position is agreed upon as follows:

(1) Lamp in the Lane North eastern side of St Stephens Parish School midway from its intersection with Longdown Street at an annual cost of £4.

(2) Lamp at the north-eastern corner of the Lane at its intersection with Linthorpe Street and rear of Brown Street at an annual cost of £4.

(3) Lamp at the back of Wilson Street at an annual cost of £4.

(4) Bracket lamps at the back of the Newtown Markets attached to the corner of Mr Yates leather factory at an annual cost of £4.

(5) Lamp on the South side of Linthorpe Street removed and placed on the North side opposite Herbert Street at a cost of £1.

(6) Lamp on the South side of Alice Street removed easterly and placed in the middle of the carriageway leading into Walenore Avenue at a cost of £1.

(7) Lamp at the intersection of Wells Street North side removed to the South side of Wells Street at a cost of £1.

(8) Lamp on the foot path in front of number 41 Georgina Street remove to the centre of the carriageway at a cost of £2.10.0 including Freestone kerb.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

Alderman Rigg moved:

5 “That the following asphalted footpaths be renewed or repaired and top dressed:-

Enmore Road South side City Bank to Edgeware Road and to be broken up and relaid.

Edgeware Road East side to number 30 to be renewed from number 82 to Alice Street repaired.

Simmons Street both sides to be renewed to Little Simmons Street East side renew West side repair.

Marion Street East side to be renewed West side to be repaired.

Metropolitan Street both sides repairs to be completed at an estimated cost of £455.10.0.

That Harrow Road be metalled provided Marrickville will pay its proportion of the cost and referred to the Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

Alderman Campbell moved:-

6 “That the following footpaths be repaired and top dressed Bailey Street West side Holt Street North side Margaret Street both sides Camden Street both sides Station Street west side College Street West side Kent Street both sides Clara Street both sides King Street from Camden Street to Alice Street to be renewed at an estimated cost of £85.15.0 and referred to Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

Alderman Ibbotson moved:-

7 “That the following asphalted footpaths be repaired and top dressed:-

Reiby Street East side from Enmore Road to Lane to be renewed thence to Margaret Street repaired Pemell Street south side Sloan Street north side Margaret Street (Little) south side to be renewed Ferndale Street both sides James Street both sides Don Street North side fall Street both sides Sarah Street South side Francis Street west side at an estimated cost of £82.7.6 and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

 

Aldermen Smith moved:-

8 and quote That the following tarpaved paths in Kingston Ward be renewed or repaired and top dressed as may be necessary at an estimated cost of £359.0.0:-Albemarle Albert Australia Baltic Bedford Bishopgate Denison Eliza Lennox Mary Oxford Station

St Marys Trade Wellington streets and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Clegg moved:

9 “That it be reported to the Works Committee to report upon the cost of renewing the kerbing and guttering of Longdown Street where required.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Confirmed this 7th day of July 1908.

 

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 08/11

 

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