Tuesday 2nd March 1909 (No. 09/5)

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

Present

The Mayor and a full Council.

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed

Correspondence

From S J Douglas forwarding full particulars of the land having a frontage to Alice Street portion which at the rear the Council proposes purchasing for the purpose of adding the same to little Commodore Street subject to the approval of the Governor.

Received and referred to the surveyor.

From the Department of Public Health advising that 15 samples of milk submitted on the 16th instant for chemical examination were found to be free from adulteration or addition of preservatives.

Received.

From the Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Company Ltd advising that the offer of £10,000 for the St George’s Hall would not be accepted by the Company and that the property is not now sold.

Received.

From Hollander and Govett asking for a refund of one pound paid by them in respect of two hoardings one at Wilson Street and one at 141 Enmore Road which they had to give up possession of.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From F W Stoddart for the Trustees of the Church of England Cemetery asking for a refund of the rates amounting to £2.10.6 paid inadvertently last year in respect of the Camperdown’s Cemetery and lodge.

Received and the writer to be informed that the rates were only levied on the Lodge.

From the Secretary to the Commissioner of Railways with regard to the complaints made to the Council as to the noise caused by shunting operations during the night opposite Phillips and Trafalgar Streets stating that directions have been given to the drivers to minimise the cause as much as possible. Received.

From the Department of Public Works intimating that Circular No. 236 Ordinance No. 70 re the Regulation of Building and of the Subdivision of building land has been approved of by the Governor and was proclaimed in the Gazette of the 17th instant.

Received and adopted.

From the Department of Public Works (Circular No 235) re Ordinance No 65 “Cattle Sale Yards.”

Received.

From D T Morrow calling attention to the existence of the stormwater drain which runs from Linthorpe Street through Mrs Hartley’s property on which she is about to build and asking that the Council will have the said drain encased with concrete.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From E Atkinson asking reconsideration of this application for a Rag dealer’s License under the Noxious Trades Act.

Received and referred to the Health Committee.

Requisition

Alderman Salmon presented a requisition signed by 37 residents of King Street asking that the watering of the said Streets be continued (from) Forbes Street and Bligh streets instead of as at present to Missenden Road. Received.

Reports

The Finance Committee

report of the payment of accounts amounting (of accounts) £669.10.0 since 2nd of February and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £567.6.3 the refund of one pound to E Atkinson and the withdrawal of £2.9.3 from the Trust Account for the credit of sundry ratepayers in the General Fund in accordance with Regulation No 6 clause 7 (a).

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

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

The Specification Committee

reported having in accordance with resolution passed by the Council on 9 February 1909 prepared Specifications for the Annual Contracts and in submitting same with a recommendation that they be adopted further recommend that tenders be invited by advertisement to be received not later than Tuesday the 16th instant at 4 pm and to be opened and considered that evening.

These several tenders having being read.

The Mayor moved the adoption of the report which was seconded by Alderman Campbell.

An amendment by Alderman Clegg second by Alderman Turtle “That the Brick paving of foot paths be carried out by day labour was negative.

An amendment by Alderman Ibbotson seconded by Alderman Salmon: “That Specifications be prepared and tenders invited for tar paving the Footways and carriageways was carried.

Auditor

Alderman Turtle moved: “That applications be invited for the position of Auditor.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

The Treasurer

submitted the usual statements of accounts from 1st of January to 28th February 1909 which disclose the credit balance in the Bank of Australasia Newtown to be £1862.18.8.

The monthly financial report prepared by the Clerk in accordance with regulation was laid upon the table by the Mayor.

The Mayor Conference

reported the result of the Conference of Municipal Representatives held in the Local Government Offices Queen Victoria Market Buildings on Thursday 25th of February 1909 when a motion by Alderman Clegg “That this Conference of Municipal Councils wait upon the Premier to urge the immediate passing of an effect to Building Act was negatived. Received.

Auditors Report

The Auditor (Mr W H Cadogan) reported having audited the books of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown for the half year ended 31st December 1908 and found the same correct. Received.

The Overseer of Works

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

The Sanitary Inspector

among other things reported recommending the granting of Milk vendors registration to two applicants residence of the Municipality and two licenses for the Sale of Ham and Beef.

Received and licenses granted as recommended.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

the Mayor moved:

1 “That the following works authorised and recommended by the Works Committee to be carried out during the Municipal year 1908 but which in pursuance of Regulation No 13 under the Local Government Act 1906 lapsed on 31st December last be now re voted. Viz.,

 

Pearl Street footpath from Little Commodore Street to Alice Street complete brick paving. £ 15.15.0
Albemarle Street carriageway top dressed with two coats    34.0.0
Federation Road carriageway Top dress £40.0.0
Australia Street carriageway top dress £50.0.0
Bishopsgate Street carriageway top dress providedthat the City Council pay one half of the cost 23.16.0

2 “That the Carriageway in Bligh Street be ballasted and metalled where required and 45 tree guards for tree plants prepared and fixed at an estimated cost of £247.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

3 “That as recommended by the Works Committee the sum of £30 be now voted for the purchase of a water cart.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

4 “That 10 trees be planted in while Walenon Avenue at an estimated cost of £3.”

Seconded by Alderman Cox and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:

5 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to report as to the cost and advisableness of tar metalling or metalling the carriageways of Roberts and Hopetoun Streets and completing the metalling of the carriageway in Northwood Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

Alderman Smith moved:

6 “That the kerb stone be turned down for gateway in front of Mr Dibble’s property in Lennox Street the kerb at Gateway restored and the footpath paved at an estimated cost of £6.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

Alderman Elstub moved:

7 “That in connection with the widening of Trade Street the present kerb and gutter be removed and re-fixed the carriageway ballasted and metalled and the footpath tar paved or Britain paved at an estimated cost of £60.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

General Business

Alderman Edwards called attention to the continued high rate of speed at which trains are being driven between St Peters Railway Bridge and Campbell Street St Peters without any stoppage at May Street and asked that another letter be written to the Department on the subject.

Alderman Rigg asked that all gullies receive careful examination at the hands of the Overseer in order that provisions may be made to avert any accident in the event of sudden rainstorm.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 16th day of March 1909.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 16th March 1909 (No. 09/6)

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

Present

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

The Mayor apologise for the absence of Alderman Rigg.

Minutes

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

Correspondence

From James Dickie asking the use of the Town Hall on the 26th instant for the Newtown District Football Clubs Annual meeting.

Received an application not granted.

From the Department of Public Works notifying that by Proclamation in the Government Gazette of 24th of February 1909 this Council has been granted exemption from the provisions of Subsection (2) of Section 103 of the Local Government Act 1906 as amended by the Local Government Act (Amending) Act 1908. Received.

From the Department of Public Works calling attention to a number of returns required to be furnished to certain departments before the 7th of March in accordance with regulations. Received.

From the Marrickville Council calling attention to rainwater on the eastern side of Enmore Road instead of turning into Juliet Street rushing across Enmore road and scouring the carriageway.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Secretary of the Chief Commissioner for Railways relevant to the speed of early-morning trains between St Peters Railway Bridge and Campbell Street stating that suitable action has been taken with the person at fault. Received.

From the Municipality of Redfern seeking the cooperation of this Council in a combined action to test the validity of the Assessments made last year for the first time under the Local Government Act 1906 as affecting Rectories ministers residents etc.

Received and a reply to be sent suggesting that the Municipal Association be asked to move on the matter.

From F Spinks calling attention to the necessity of a lamp in Newman Lane between Angel and Gowrie Streets.

Received and referred to the Lighting Committee.

From Mrs A R Herlehy stating that since the last valuation the rents of properties owned by her in Wilson Street have been reduced by one shilling per week and asking for a corresponding reduction to be made in the Councils books before the particulars are copied into the books of the Water and Sewerage Board.

Received and the writer to be recommended to forward the application to the Water and Sewerage Board.

From the Executive Committee intimating that the 16th Annual out door collection of the Hospital Saturday Fund of NSW Association will be held on 1st of May next and asking the practical help of the Aldermen in making the collection a success.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

From Mrs Madsen forwarding plan of the land proposed to be purchased from Miss Douglas for the purpose of widening Little Commodore Street.

Received and plan adopted.

From G E Fox applying for permission to make a collection from business house to enable him who is a cripple to start business in a small way.

Received and permission granted

Reports

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 8th March consisting of 12 clauses relating to various matters remitted to them from the Council.

The Mayor moved that the Works Committee report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

The Health Committees

report dated 8th March consisting of two clauses relating the destruction of diseased and decaying fruit and application for a rag dealer’s license.

Moved by the Mayor that the Health Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and (adopted) carried.

The Specification Committee

reported having prepared specifications for tarpaving footpaths and carriageways in accordance with resolution passed by the Council on 2nd instant.

The Mayor moved that the specifications as prepared and now submitted be and the same are hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

The Overseer of Works

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

The Sanitary Inspector

amongst other matters reported recommending the granting of licenses to 3 applicants for the sale of cooked meats and also to 3 applicants for the sale of Fish etc.

Received and licenses granted as recommended.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Edwards moved:

1 “That Mr W H Cadogan be reappointed Auditor (to audit) for the year 1909 to audit the books of the Council twice a year viz at 30th June and 31st December 1909 at a remuneration of £25 per annum payable half yearly.”

Made an order of the day at a later period.

Alderman Turtle moved:

2 “That this Council take into consideration the advisableness of erecting an underground lavatory for the public convenience near the Newtown Bridge.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis.

Alderman Clegg moved an amendment:

“That this Council authorise the Finance Committee to make arrangements for the employment of a competent Engineer to report as to the advisableness and cost of erecting an underground lavatory for the public convenience near the Newtown Bridge.”

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson.

After some discussion the amendment was carried and being the question before the meeting resolved in the affirmative.

3 “That copies of all reports of Committees Financial statements etc and resume of all communications to the Council be forwarded to each Alderman with the notices of regular meetings.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and lost.

Alderman Campbell moved:

4 “That a Monier pipe drain be carried from the existing barrel drain in Margaret Street along Ferndale Street Camden Street and Edgeware Road to the concrete drain crossing Edgeware Road at foot of Alice Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

5 “That competent Engineer be employed to prepare plans and specifications and invite tenders for the execution of the work.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

Orders of the Day

to open and consider tenders for the Annual Contracts and applications for the office of Auditor.

Resolved that the tenders be opened in Council and afterwards considered with closed doors.

On resuming the Mayor brought up the following report:

your Committee of the Hole having considered tenders for the Annual Contracts recommend the except terms of the following:

for Scavenging and Removal of House Refuge.

Enmore Ward W Eaton @£35 Per month
Camden Ward James Knowles    £23.10.0 Per month
O’Connell Ward Joseph Howarth    £42 Per month
Kingston Ward Arthur Roach    £25 Per month

Supply of Blue Metal 2½ gauge

Justin McSweeney 9/6 per cubic yard.

Supply of Blue Metal Screenings.

Justin McSweeney 9/-per cubic yard.

Supply of Ballast

W Woodcock Ballast 4/6 per cubic yard.

W Woodcock Brick Bats 3/6 per cubic yard.

Supply of Sand and cartage.

J R Staples 2/6 per load.

General Cartage

A H Willard 10/6 per day.

Paving Footpaths

D Ghiggino 2/7 per square yard.

Tarpaving Footpaths

A E Riley 1/9 per super yard.

Tarpaving Carriageways

A E Reily 1st Class 5/1 5/1 and 3/6 per super yard for 1st 2nd and 3rd work.

A E Reily 2nd Class 3/9 3/9 and 3/-per super yard for 1st 2nd and 3rd work.

Street Sweeping Wood Blocks

Alfred Poole £32.10.0 per month conditionally.

Printing and Stationery

George Watson as per schedule.

And the appointment of William Henry Cadogan as Auditor for the year ending 31st December 1909.

The Mayor moved:

“That the report of the Committee of the Hole upon the tenders for the Annual Contracts be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried stop

Questions of Which Due Notice Given

Alderman Turtle

what are the salaries paid to the officers of the Council. Lapsed.

This completed the business.

Confirmed this 30th day of March 1909.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 30th of March 1909 (No. 09/7)

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

Present

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

Minutes

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

Correspondence

from the Town Clerk Sydney regarding the lighting of Bligh and Bishopgate Streets intimating that the City Surveyor has gone into this matter and selling forth suggestions for the removal and retention of certain lamps as shown on accompanying Heliograph plan.

Received and the City Surveyor to be asked to meet the Lighting Committee.

From J H Clayton forwarding copy of a letter from Mr H L Fress Solicitor for the Trustees of the Kingston Mission Church claiming exemption from rates and also a like exemption in respect of the St Stephens Church of England Rectory.

Received and the matter left to the Appeal Court to decide.

From W E Rowlands stating that he is desirous of having his property number 1 Sloane Street connected with the water main direct and asking permission to have the pipe carried across and under the new rating now in the street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Municipal Council of Burwood with regard to the Hoardings suggesting that in this and similar cases a petition to the Head of the Local Government Department signed by the Mayors of Metropolitan Councils on behalf of their Council would be far more effective than a deputation.

From Cowdry and Cowdry re-proposed drainage from Margaret Street along Ferndale Street Camden Street and Edgeware road to the concrete drain at the foot of Alice Street stating that it is impossible to estimate even the approximate cost of the work without taking levels and ascertaining the area to be drained and that their terms are 2½ % for the work of preparing designs and specifications and calling for tenders and 2½ % for superintending the carrying out the contract.

Received and the writer to be asked for approximate cost.

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriations since last meeting amounting to £1041.10.9 and recommend in accounts for payment amounting to £391.15.8.

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

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

The Finance Committee

submitted a Special Report in accordance with the provisions of clauses 11 and 13 of Regulation 6 recommending that the sum of £2433.18.6 be now voted from the General Fund to carry out the Specified Works.

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

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

The Specification Committee

reported having prepared specification this sweeping the whole of the wood paved surface of King Street and Enmore Road (including Cab Stands at Bedford Street and Metropolitan Roads and Van Stand at Crescent Street) and collecting the manure and debris.

Received and adopted.

The Overseer of Works

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

The Sanitary Inspector

amongst other matters reported recommending the granting of four (4) licenses to applicants for the sale of fish within the Municipality.

Received and adopted.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Turtle moved:

1 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to report as to the cost and advisableness of repairing the carriageway of Lennox Street from Australia Street to Regent Street and metalling from Regent Street to Oxford Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

2 “That in the opinion of this Council the time has arrived when immediate steps should be taken for establishing a refuse destructor and that the question be referred to the Finance Committee for report.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

Alderman Campbell moved:

3 “That it be referred to the consideration of the Works Committee that the footpath on the eastern side of Enmore Road from the wood blocked crossing below the ES&A Bank to Juliet Street be re-graded where required and the asphalting renewed.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

The Mayor moved:

4 “That with the view of having the following underlying streets and lanes in the Municipality aligned by the Department of Plans the Government be asked to furnish the Council with an estimate of the cost viz:

Enmore Ward

Clara Street

Prince Street

Pemell Street

Lane rear Station Station Street from John to Rawson Streets.

Lane from Station Street to Reiby Street.

Lane rear Enmore Road from Reiby Street to Station Street.

Lane off Camden Street rear King and Station Streets.

Pemell Lane.

Enmore Lane from Marion to Simmons Streets.

Lane rear of Edgeware Road from Sara to James Streets.

Lane rear Enmore Road from Phillips to London Streets.

Lane rear Enmore Road Cambridge to London Streets.

Lane rear Stanmore and Enmore Roads from Cambridge to Liberty Streets.

Lane of Augustus Street to Augustus Street.

Lane off Station Street to Crescent Street rear Ice Works.

O’Connell Ward

Bennett Street.

Brown Street Wilson Street to Railway (Hill Street).

Forbes Street.

Georgina Street.

Herbert Street.

Holdsworth Street.

Leamington Avenue.

Linthorpe Street new portion.

Pine Street.

Randall Street.

Watkin Street Wilson Street to Railway (Robey).

Whately Street.

Yaralla Street.

Copeland Avenue.

Lane rear of Holdsworth Street East side.

Lane rear of Wilson Street from Pine Lane to Holdsworth Lane.

Lane between Pine and Burren Streets (Pine).

Lane between Holdsworth and Rendell Streets (Holdsworth).

Lane from Burren Street to Lane East side of Holdsworth Street (Railway).

Holdsworth Street Railway.

Herbert Lane.

Lane rear of Wilson Street off Brown Street.

Lane rear King Street Whately Street to Wesleyan Church and King Street.

Lane rear of Brown Street to Brown Street.

Lane rear King Street Brown Street to Bucknell Street.

Lane rear Wilson Street Brown Street to Bucknell Street.

Lane between Watkin and Brown Streets Lane to Lane.

Lane between Watkin and Bucknell streets Lane to Lane.

Brochs Lane Wilson to Yaralla Streets.

Lane off Brochs Lane.

Lane off lower Watkin Street.

Lane rear King Street Fitzroy Street to West side Georgina Street.

Lane off above.

Lane rear King Street Forbes to Queen Streets.

Camden Ward

Dickson Street.

George Street (realign).

Gibbes Street.

Holmwood Street.

Norfolk Street realign.

Thomas Street.

Walenore Avenue.

Whitehorse Street (realign) and align portion between George and Newman Streets.

Alice Lane.

Holmwood Lane.

Dickson Lane.

Pearl Lane.

Lane off King Street rear Wells Street and Darley Street.

Lane off Darley Street to above.

Newman Lane South side Whitehorse to Union Streets.

Newman Lane North side Thomas to Gowrie Streets.

Lane off Angel Street to Newman Lane North.

Erskineville Lane Union to Gowrie Streets.

Lane rear Union Street from Harold Street to Newman Lane South.

Lane rear Angel Street from Harold Street to Newman Lane South.

Kingston Ward

Federation Road.

Hopetoun Street.

Lennox Street.

Northwood Street.

Pierce Street.

Roberts Street.

Stanley Street.

Hopetoun Lane.

Roberts Lane.

Northwood Lane.

Lane rear Bedford Street Australia to Denison Streets (Alton).

Lane rear Bedford Street Regent to Denison Streets.

Lane rear Bedford Street Regent Street to Wellington Street.

Lane rear Bedford Street Bedford to Oxford Streets.

Lane rear Lennox Street South side Australia to Wellington Streets.

Lane rear Lennox Street North side Australia to Oxford Streets (Kent).

Lane rear Albemarle Street South side Australia to Baltic Streets (Campbell).

Lane rear Albemarle Street North side Australia to Albert Streets.

Lane between Wellington to Oxford Streets (Turtle).

Lands Lane.

Lane between Australia and Denison Streets Lands Lane to Lane (Brookes).

Lane between Regent and Denison Streets Lands Lane to Lane (Belmore).

Lane between Regent and Wellington Streets Lands Lane to Lane (Gipps).

Lane between Oxford and Wellington Streets Lane to Lane.

Lane rear Bedford Street Albert to Pierce Streets.

Lane between Australia and Denison Streets Lane to Lane.

Lane between Regent and Denison Streets Lane to Lane.

Lane between Regent and Wellington Streets Lane to Lane.

Lane between Australia and Denison Streets Campbell to Kent Lanes.

Lane between Regent and Denison Streets Campbell to Kent Lanes.

Lane between Regent and Wellington Streets Campbell Lane to Kent Lanes.

Lane between Oxford and Wellington Streets Campbell to Kent Lanes.

Lane off Trade Street and rear of Trade Street.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Alderman Edwards moved:

5 “That the Carriageway in Pearl Street be reformed ballasted and tarmetalled at an estimated cost of £509.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried and referred to the Works Committee.

6 “That as recommended by the Works Committee a new gutter stone 18 inches wide be placed on each side of Union Street and the Carriageway tarmetalled the present pipe crossing removed and an open crossing of tarred metal substituted at an estimated cost of £134.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

7 “That the present gutter stones in St Johns Street be removed and 18 inch gutterstones laid and the carriageway tarmetalled as recommended by the Works Committee at an estimated cost of £157.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

On the motion of the Mayor the Council went into Committee of the Whole with closed doors.

On resuming the Mayor brought up the following report.

Your Committee of the Whole recommend that Mr Clayton’s advice respecting Mr A G Foxes claim full portion of Lane off Bucknell Street be acted upon.”

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

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Alderman Ibbotson reported having in company with the Overseer of Works inspected several water carts in use in the City Redfern and Darlington.

Resolved that the selection be left in the hands of Alderman Ibbotson.

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

Confirmed this 13th day of April 1909.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

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