Tuesday 11th May 1909 (No. 09/10 )

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 Campbell, Clegg, Elstub, Ibbotson, Turtle, Cox, Rigg, Smith, Edwards and Lewis.

Minutes

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

Correspondence

from John Salmon tendering his resignation as Alderman of O’Connell Ward.

Alderman Rigg moved that the letter be received and that a letter under the Seal of the Council be sent to Alderman Salmon expressing regret at his resignation and thanking him for his services.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

From the Newtown Building Company Ltd forwarding block plan and Surveyors Certificate in connection with four cottages at Juliett Street plans and specification of which were submitted at last meeting of the Council.

Received and permission granted.

From the Government Statistician returning statements of Accounts for the period ending 31st December 1908 authorising the publication thereof in accordance with Regulation 6 clause 63 (c).

Received.

From the Department of Public Works with reference to Municipal Officers Fidelity Guarantee Bond suggesting that on discovery or the receipt of notice of any fraud the Guarantee Companies be asked to extend the time on which notice must be given to them to 30 days instead of 7 days as provided in the existing policies.

Received.

From the Department of Lands in reply to Councils enquiry as to the re-marking of the streets included in the list forwarded on 14th April stating that the amount would be about 8/6 per chain and for the remainder 3/6 per chain would be the Councils contribution.

Received.

From the Government Savings Bank of New South Wales with reference to the amount (£2.11.2) at credit of the Municipality stating that the account is contrary to the Government Savings Bank Act 1906 the Commissioners will be glad if the Council will at once close it.

Received and request to be complied with.

From the Town Clerk Sydney advising that the Lighting Committee of the City Council have approved of the recommendation of the City Surveyor in connection with the lighting of thoroughfares contiguous to the boundary between Newtown and the City.

To be considered with the Lighting Committees report.

From A Scott forwarding plan and Specification of proposed Cottages for A Forsyth in Regent Street Newtown.

Alderman Clegg moved: That permission be not granted owing to insufficient yard space that if one room be taken off one of the Cottages permission to be granted.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

From W Robinson submitting plans and specification of two separate Cottages to be erected in Denison Street on a vacant block adjoining number 100 and the other of side of number 96.

Received and permission granted.

From James Campbell submitting plan and specification of two cottages in Pearl Street Newtown also plan and specification for the erection of an office in Enmore Road near Juliett Street.

Received approved and permission granted.

From the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Ltd offering the Mayor and Aldermen of this Municipality whom they believe are considering the question of the erection of a Garbage Destructor an opportunity of inspecting the Garbage Destructor which they have erected at Balmain.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee appointed to specially consider the question.

Valuers Final Report

The Valuer (James Trahair) submitted his final report of his valuation of all rateable property within the Municipality after all Appeals have been determined so far as the local and District Courts are concerned.

Received.

From James Trahair reminding the Council of his application of 12 January last for increased allowance in respect of his contract owing to additional duties imposed by the alterations in the Amended Local Government At 1906.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

Reports

The Finance Committee

submitted a Special report recommending in accordance with the requirements of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 that the sum of £453.9.10 be now voted from the General Fund to carry out certain defined works.

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

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and adopted.

The Works Committee

submitted their report containing 11 clauses stated 3rd May dealing with various matters remitted to them from the Council.

The Mayor moved: “That the Works Committees report and recommendations as now submitted be and the same I hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

The Health Committee

reported with regard to the complaints mentioned in the Sanitary Inspector’s last report regarding gully shafts in Burren Street Railway Lane and Leamington Avenue recommending that the Water and Sewerage Board under whose control they are be communicated with and asked to remedy the matter.

Received and adopted.

The Lighting Committee

submitted their report dated 20th April embodying amongst other matters the arrangement arrived at with the City Surveyor regarding the lighting of thoroughfares contiguous to the boundary between Newtown and the City as endorsed by the City Lighting Committee.

The Mayor moved: “That the report together with the letter from the City Council be received and adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress also the result of his enquiries regarding underground conveniences.

Received and the portion referring to the Euro norms referred (preferred) to the Finance Committee specially appointed to consider the matter.

The Sanitary (Committee) Inspector

reported having received 14 applications for licenses to sell fish and rabbit within this Municipality and recommending that the same be granted.

Received and adopted.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That a Special Committee consisting of Aldermen Campbell Elstub Clegg and the mover be appointed to prepare regulations in connection with building ordinances under the Local Government Act 1906.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

2 “That the Specification Committee prepare Specifications for the renewal of the wood paving in King Street South and also all incidental work in connection therewith.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

3 “That the sum of £500 be placed on Fixed Deposit in the Bank of Australasia to the credit of the reserve fund for renewing the woodblocks in King Street and Enmore Road.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

4 “That in accordance with the provisions of Section 129 (i) of the Local Government Act 1906 this Council make application to the approval of the Governor to the Councils purchasing from Miss M A E Douglass that the sum of twenty-five pounds sterling a piece of land for the purpose of adding the same to Commodore and Little Commodore Streets and that the Corporate Seal be affixed to the application.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

5 “That the sum of £150 be now voted to defray the cost of aligning the unaligned Street’s and lanes in the municipality and also the re-alignment of George Norfolk and Whitehorse Streets as specified on the business paper of 30th of March 1909.”

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

Alderman Cox moved:

6  “That the footpath on the North side of the Lord Street from King Street to John Street be brick paved at an estimated cost of £80 and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Alderman Campbell moved:

7 “That it be referred to the considerations of the Works Committee that the footpath on the eastern side of Station Street opposite three new cottages and northerly to Holt Street be repaired where required and top dressed.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.”

Order of the Day

to consider Major Cardrews report on the proposal of a combined Garbage Destructor and Electric Lighting Scheme.

Alderman Clegg moved:

That the report be received and referred to the Finance Committee appointed to consider the question.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg.

After a lengthy discussion the motion was put and carried.

This being the business the Council rose.

Confirmed this 25th day of May 1909.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor

Tuesday 25th of May 1909 (No. 09/11)

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

Present

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

Minutes

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

Correspondence

the Mayor read the Official Declaration of the Poll for the Election of an Alderman to fill the Extraordinary vacancy in the O’Connell Caused by the resignation of Alderman Salmon whereupon Alderman Bamfield took his seat at the Council table.

From the Town Clerk Leichardt asking the cooperation of this Council in a movement to protest against the proposal to place the new abattoirs in the hands of the Council believing that such would be inimical to the best interests of the Metropolitan Municipalities.

Received and cooperation granted.

From the Carrathool Shire Council inviting cooperation in urging Federal Members throughout the State of New South Wales to vote in favour of the gift of a Dreadnought to the Mother Country from the people of Australasia when such proposal is before the Federal Parliament. Received.

From the Glebe Municipal Council asking cooperation by approaching the Government to require that provision be made for holding Special Courts that the hearing of Appeals against Municipal Assessments.

Received and cooperation granted.

From the Municipal Council of Shell Harbour requesting cooperation in an endeavour to have Legislative action taken to provide that all Motor Cars be registered and carry a conspicuous and distinctive Number for the purpose of Identification.

Received and cooperation granted.

From T K Steans and G T Kinnear asking the Council to consider their respective proposals with reference to the Destruction of Garbage.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee considering the matter.

From the Department of Lands forwarding the necessary forms and asking that formal application be made thereon that the re-marking and alignment of the streets and lanes referred to in letter of 12th May 1909 and asking that the sum of £50 be lodged with the State Treasurer towards the cost.

Received application to be made and the Mayor authorised to affix the corporate seal thereto.

From W T Eaton applying for an increase of £5 per month for the work of scavenging the Enmore Ward for which he is now receiving

£35 per month.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From C Coleman H Cohen E A Turtle D A Phillip and Williamson and Jardine forwarding plans and specification of proposed building and asking the Councils and permission respectively.

Received and consideration deferred until next meeting.

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported (recommending) having paid accounts under votes of appropriations since last report amounting to £1790.1.5 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £383.17.4.

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

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

The Finance Committee

submitted his Special report in accordance with the requirements of clause 13 of Regulation 6 recommending that the sum of £150 be now voted from the General Fund to carry out the work of aligning Street and lanes already authorised.

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

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and adopted and carried.

The Financial Statement

required by the Regulations prepared by the Clerk was laid upon the table.

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 registration to two milk vendors under the Davies Supervision Act and twelve licenses to sell fish and rabbits within the Municipality.

Authority was sought to serve the statutory notice under Section 58 of the Public Health Act on the Owner of Premises 16 to 34 Gibbs Street Newtown and if necessary to obtain a closing order as the buildings are not fit human habitation.

Attention was called to the notification from the Department of Justice by to the Newtown Police Court that in future no summonses are to be served for or on behalf of the Council within that the Municipality.

Received and adopted and registration and licenses and paragraph 2 granted authority asked for in paragraph 3 granted and suggestion in paragraphs 4 to be acted on.

Motions Pursuant To Notice

Alderman Morgan moved:

1 “That in accordance with the Works Committees report and recommendation dated 3rd May 1909 and Mr J G Griffin’s estimate of the cost of constructing a Monier stormwater drain from Margaret Street via Ferndale and Camden Streets to Edgeware Road and thence to the open concrete drain at the foot of Alice Street the sum of £1250 be now voted to carry out the work.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

2 That in connection with the undermentioned works past by the Council the sum set against each be now voted in addition to the original estimated cost viz: –

(a) Alice Street footpath from Hawken Street to Edgeware Road brick paving substituted for tar paving £19.0.0.

(b) Lane between Brown and Watkin Streets tar pave carriageway £25.0.0.

(c) Simmons Street footpath (East side) from Enmore road to Little Simmons Street paving in lieu of tar paving £9.0.0.

(d) Lord Street from John Street to Edgeware Road tar paved carriageway £19.0.0.

(e) Bedford Street from Alberty to Liberty Streets tarpave carriageway £33.0.0.

(f) Pearl Street footpath from Little Commodore Street to Alice Street paving in lieu of tar paving £1.15.0.

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

3 “That as recommended by the Works Committee the following works be carried out at the cost estimated viz: –

(a) The carriageway in Lennox Street from Australia Street to Regent Street repaired and from Regent to Oxford Streets ballasted and metalled at an estimated cost of £140.0.0.

(b) Union Street carriageway from King Street to Iredale Street tar paved and gutterstones renewed at an estimated cost of £134.0.0.

(c) John Street carriageway tar paved and gutter stones renewed at an estimated cost of £157.0.0.

(d) Pearl Street carriageway ballasted and metalled and top dressed at an estimated cost of £341.0.0.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

General

Alderman Rigg called attention to the movement to abolish the present individual Trust having the control and management of Enmore Park originally intended for the benefit of the Marrickville Newtown and St Peters residents with the object of giving the Marrickville Council absolute control and moved:

That a deputation be appointed to wait on the Minister for Lands for the purpose of bringing under his notice the in advisableness of disturbing the existing management and control of the Marrickville Park.

2 That such deputation consist of the Mayor the Member for the district and the mover.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

This was the business.

Confirmed this 8th day of June 1909.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

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