Tuesday 1st September 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, Elstub, Clegg, Turtle, Cox, Ibbotson, Edwards, Campbell and Lewis.

An apology was received from Alderman Rigg who is on a visit to Melbourne.

 

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

 

Correspondence

From the Under Secretary Department of Public Works covering copy of a Proclamation issued declaring that the General Fund may be applied to the care construction and control and management of Public Reserves which are invested in the Council.  Received.

From Francis Crago and Sons calling attention to the annual rental value of £560 of the Flour Mill as against £250 in previous years.

From Dick Collett Licensee of the “Marlborough Hotel” King Street Newtown directing attention to the increase of £94 of the Annual rent of his hotel as compared with previous years.

Both letters received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From J G Smithson drawing attention to the foot path in front of his property numbers 49 to 55 Denison Street.

Received and the writer to be informed that the works have already been provided for.

From the Municipality of Shall Harbour asking the cooperation of this Council in a proposal to amend the Local Government Act 1906 so as to allow the payment of Aldermen.

Received and the writer to be informed that this Council is opposed to the proposal.

From Esther Prints 223 King Street and asking an extension of time – one month – to get the necessary wire doors placed in position.

Received and request granted.

From F G Ainberg asking permission to place his pawnbroker sign in front of his premises 166 Enmore Road.

Received and to be informed that the request cannot be complied with.

From David Molen asking permission to retain advertisement sign in its present position at number 230 King Street.

Received and permission not granted.

 

Reports

The Overseer of Works

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

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

amongst other matters recommended the registration of one milk vendor and the granting of licences to 12 applicants to sell fish and rabbits and etc also the prosecution of an unregistered milk vendor.

Received and adopted.

 

Temporary Clerical Assistance

The Mayor reported having in terms of resolution passed at last meeting appointed Mr G A Kitt temporarily to assist in the office at three pounds per week.  Approved.

 

Trade Street

the Mayor also reported the receipt of the Governors approval to purchase a piece of land to widening Trade Street and that the matter was now in the Council Solicitors hands preparing the transfer.

Approved.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Elstub moved:

1 “That a lamp opposite the Mission House on the north side of Trade Street be removed to the East side of St Mary’s Street.

2 “That the lamp at the corner of Albert Street be removed to the north side of Trade Street.”

3 “That the lamp near the bottom of Trade Street be removed to the South side of Trade Street at a cost of £1 each and the Hall to be referred to the Lighting Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

4 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to report as to the cost and advisableness of tarmetalling or metalling the carriageway of Bedford Street from Albert Street to Liberty Street.

Seconded by Alderman Elstub.

5 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to report as to the advisableness of forming ballasting and tarmetalling Wellington Street from Albemarle Street to Bishopsgate Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub.

 

Alderman Ibbotson moved:

6 “That in the interest of the Public Health this Council take the necessary steps to bring about the closing of the Camperdown Cemetery absolutely against all interments.”  Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Alderman Clegg moved:

7 “That as recommended by the Works Committee the gutter stones in Longdown Street be renewed and repaired at an estimated cost of £33.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Questioned by Alderman Edwards:

“What was the amount of wages paid for repairing Goodsell Street.”

 

Answer: £30.13.9 including breaking up and reforming spreading metal carting and spreading blinding and rolling as per wages book.”

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 15th day of September 1908.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 08/16

15th September 1908

 

Tuesday 15th September 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 Rigg, Salmon, Campbell, Edwards, Ibbotson, Clegg, Cox, Lewis and Turtle.

An apology from Alderman Smith was received.

 

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

 

Correspondence

From the Department of Public Health covering copy of proclamation in Government Gazette of 19th August 1908 notifying amendment of Ordinance number 57 by the omission from clauses 2 and 3 of the word Oysters.”  Received.

From the Department of Public Works covering copy of proclamation notifying that the General Fund of a Municipality SHIRE may be applied to the maintenance of Fire Brigades and stations in towns.

Received.

From D Ghiggino asking 2 or 3 weeks grace before starting with the works of brick paving footpaths by which time he would have the work in hand completed.

Received and three weeks allowed from 4 September.

From the Secretary Chief Commissioner for Railways stating that the department can spare a few thousand second-hand woodblocks and that the Commissioners have approved of 25 to 30,000 being sold at the rate of £3.5.0 per thousand.  Received.

From Thomas C J Foster Trustee Church of England Cemetery agreeing to meet the Overseer of Works at the Cemetery with reference to the disposal of the drainage opposite Robert Street and in Lennox Street.  Received.

From Jane Griffiths with reference to the notice received by her to remove the partitions on balcony of premises number 413 and 413a King Street and asking that the same may be allowed to remain.

Received and the writer to be informed that the partition must be removed.

From the Town Clerk Sydney with reference to the condition of the carriageway (between) of City Road between George Street West and Cleveland Street stating that the carriageway referred to is not under the control of the City Council and that it has always been maintained by the Crown.  Received.

From Frank V Flanagan with reference to a signboard in front of his premises which he has been asked by the Inspector to remove and asking the Councils protection in the matter.

Received and the writer to be informed that the order must be obeyed.

From the Town Clerk Randwick intimating that the Minister for Public Works will receive the postponed deputation re “Minimum Frontages” on the 17th instant at 11:15 am.

Received and as many Aldermen as can to attend.

From A R Andrews Honourable Secretary Royal St John’s Juvenile Lodge asking the patronage of the Mayor and Aldermen in connection with the formation of a Newtown Eisteddfod.

Received and patronage granted.

From the Chamber Magistrate Newtown forwarding notice of appeal in the case of John Watson Inspector of Nuisances and John Sleeman heard at the Newtown Court on the 9th instant.  Received.

From A J Macaulay with reference to notice served by the Inspector on the Occupier of the butchers stalls at the Newtown Markets to comply with the provisions of Ordinance number 56 under the Local Government Act submitting that this Ordinance does not apply to a Market Stall in the manner presupposed by the Notice.

Received and referred to the Health Committee.

From J F Ashwood Limited applying for permission to erect a sign 2 feet wide on front balcony railing at 391 King Street Newtown.

Received and the writer to be informed of Council’s regulations.

From EJ Cole the Hippodrome Bedford Street regarding the stoppage by the Inspector of certain repairs to balcony without the previous permission of the Council asking that he may be allowed to make temporary improvements.

Received and referred to the Inspector for report.

From the Marrickville Cottage Hospital intimating that it is the intention of the Committee to hold their annual Street collection on Saturday 26th of September and asking permission to collect in Newtown in accordance with Ordinance number 61 Local Government Act.

Received and permission granted.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts since last meeting amounting to £1146.16.1 and submitting accounts for approval to pay amounting to £262.2.10.

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 Committee also submitted in accordance with Schedule V of Regulation 305 statements of the General Fund for the periods ended 18th July 15th August and 12th September 1908 the latter showing a credit balance with the Bank of Australasia of £4665.8.1.

Received and laid upon the table.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 7 September dealing with a number of matters remitted to them from the Council.

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

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

The Health Committee

reported having inspected premises number 102 and 104 Campbell Street and being of the opinion that the buildings are dangerous recommend their demolition.

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

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

The Treasurer

submitted the usual statement of accounts since 18th August last disclosing a credit balance with the bank of £4665.8.1.

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

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

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

amongst other matters recommended the granting of a milk vendors registration to two applicants for licences to sell Ham and Beef one butchers cart licence and 18 Fish and Rabbit licences and asking authority to serve the statutory notice under Section 58 of the Public Health Act on the owner of premises 5 and 7 O’Connell Street with the view of obtaining a closing order.

Received the registration and licences recommended granted and the application for a closing orders sanctioned.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Edwards moved single – in pursuance of Ordinance number 1 clause 28 (number 2 on the business paper with the permission of this Council).

2 That resolution number 1 (b) “That the licence fee for the erection of a hoarding or any hoarding now in use be 10/-.”  Passed at a meeting of the Council on Tuesday 4th August 1908 being now and the same is hereby rescinded.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

1 That amended resolution number 2 (a) viz: “Licence 5/-per square yard of advertising space” passed at the meeting of the Council on Tuesday seventh July 1908 being now and the same is hereby rescinded.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and negatived on the casting vote of the Mayor.

3 That the Council do now fix the amount to be charged the advertising purposes on hoardings at 3 pence per square yard of advertising space.  Withdrawn.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

4 That it be referred to the Works Committee to report as to the best method and cost of fixing cups for drinking purposes to the “Hatte Fountain”.

Seconded by Alderman Cox and carried.

 

Alderman Clegg moved:

5 That the Government be approached with a view to their taking in hand the widening of Missenden Road between King and Bligh Streets seeing that it is the thoroughfare by which many public institutions especially the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital are reached and that in the interests of the public safety it is necessary that this work be done.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

This being the business the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 29th day of September 1908.

 

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 08/17

29th September 1908

 

Tuesday 29th September 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 wreak, Smith, Elstub, Campbell, Lewis, Edwards, Ibbotson, Salmon, Turtle, and Clegg.

 

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

 

Correspondence

from the Department of Public Works stating that the amendments to the Tyres (Width of) Bill suggested by the Council have been noted the consideration.  Received.

From the Department of Public Health advising that 13 samples of Milk submitted by this Authority on 31st ultimo have been chemically examined by the Government Analyst from whose report it will be seen that the evidence in respect of number 477 is such that a warning might be given.

Received and warning to be given as recommended.

From the Municipality of Kogarah advising that the Minister for Public Works will receive the deputation that the purpose of urging better accommodation across Georges River on Thursday 1st Proximo at 11:15 am.  Received.

From H Macready asking permission to erect a post at the corner of Holt and King Streets for the purpose of protecting the cast iron column supporting the verandah.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From A W Taylor Organizer United Charaties Fund re first Annual Collection and asking permission to allow their lady collectors to collect within this Municipality.

Received and permission granted.

From Emily Givins pointing out the excessive valuation on the rental basis of her Cottage 81 Australia Street which has been increased from £24 to £35.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From McIbraths Limited with reference to regulations for closing in shops for cooked meats asking if the Council would approve of keeping the meat in an enclosure within the shop instead of wire doors.

Received and referred to the Inspector.

From G R Hume with reference to butchers stalls in the Markets.

Received.

From the Manager Bank of Australasia intimating that he holds for collection Fixed Deposit Receipt for £1060 being amount of Fixed Deposit for £1000due 21st September 1908 together with £60 accrued interest.  Received.

From the Honourable Secretary Newtown District Rugby Football Club asking the use of the Town Hall on the night of Friday October 16th for the purpose of presentation of premiership medal for 1908.

Received.

From Fisher and Macansh with reference to the rates due £134.2.6 by the Hinchcliffe Estate and the Mayors directions intimating that proceedings in equity will be taken for recovery unless the rates are paid on or before the 30th instant asking the Councils consideration for granting further extension of time.

Received and the action of the Mayor endorsed.

From the Marrickville Council asking the cooperation of this council in a deputation to the Honourable the Minister for Lands for the purpose of urging upon him the passing of a Short Bill for the purpose of abolishing Park Trustees and vesting in Councils all lands that have been provided as Public Parks or Reserves in Municipal areas within the Metropolitan District.  Received.

From Thomas C J Foster with reference to the proposed cutting of drains in the Camperdown Cemetery on the Federation Road and Lennox Street sides asking for a clear statement and a plan of same.

Received and information to be supplied.

From John S B Ellis acknowledging receipt of the account for rates due and owing in respect of land in Sarah Square amounting to £6.15.0 and asking the Council to make the amount more easy for him and that he will settle same without further delay.

Received and the writer to be informed that the Council requires the full amount of rates.

From Frederick Hoffmann applying for an increase of salary.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Millar’s Kauri and Jarrah Company (1902) Limited quoting the price for about 30,000 paving wood blocks 9′ x 3″ x 5″ delivered at the Councils yard at £6.19.5 per 1000 blocks.

Received and quotations to be obtained from Western Australia.

From Thomas Harrison with reference to the lamp which has been removed from the south side of Linthorpe Street to the north side and asking for another lamp to equalise the lights in that street.

Received and referred to the Lighting Committee.

From E White calling attention to the excessive assessment of land owned by her in King Street Camden Ward.

Received.

 

Reports

The Lighting Committee

reported under date 18th September having met and considered a number of proposals remitted from the Council for the erection of (a) new lamps and the removal of others.

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 things recommending the registration of two (2) applicants as milk vendors under the Dairies Supervision Act the granting of six (6) licences to Butchers named and nine (9) licences to sell ham and beef and four (4) licences to sell fish and rabbits.

Received and adopted.

 

Motions Pursuant To Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That it be referred to a special committee consisting of Aldermen Smith Rigg Salmon Campbell and the mover to consider and report to this Council the alterations necessary for enlarging the offices for the public convenience and additional accommodation now required for the Officers.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Alderman turtle moved:

2 “That the following Works recommended by the Works Committee be carried out: –

The tarmetalling of the carriageway of Bedford Street from Albert Street to Liberty Street at an estimated cost of £350.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

“The tarmetalling of the carriageway of Wellington Street from Albemarle Street to Bishopsgate Street”

seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

Alderman Edwards moved:

3 “That as recommended by the Works Committee the carriageway in Lord Street be tarmetalled at an estimated cost of £496 instead of remetalling at the estimated cost of £150 as proposed on 8th August 1908.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

at the request of Alderman Smith the Mayor said that he would instruct the Overseer of Works to make a thorough inspection of all the streets in the Municipality and report as to the state of the same to the next meeting of the Council.

Alderman Edwards asked that a letter be written to the Superintendent of Tramways calling attention to the excessive speed at which brands are driven in the morning between Campbell Street St Peters and St Peters Railway Station.

 

This was the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 13th day of October 1908.

 

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 08/18

13.10.08

 

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