Tuesday 11th October 1910 (No. 10/21)

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 Bamfield, Campbell, Macready, Milne, Lewis, Jones, Elstub, Smith and Turtle.

Minutes

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

Correspondence

From the Department of Lands inviting attention to notice in the Government Gazette of 28th of September 1910 relating to the alignment of streets in this Municipality under the Public Roads Act 1902.

Received.

From the Town Clerk reporting that owing to the unsatisfactory manner in which the Contractors for collecting the Municipal Lists for the Camden and O’Connell Wards were carrying out their work and their inaptitude for the proper compilation of the Lists their Contracts have been cancelled in terms of the Specification and that Frederick Thomas Iredale and Francis Alexander Watson had been appointed to complete the work of compiling the Camden and O’Connell Wards for the sum of six pounds and five pounds ten shillings respectively.

From W H Bates alleging unfair treatment by the cancellation of his Contract.

At this stage the Gas Light failed and the meeting was adjourned until 7:30pm the following evening.

Wednesday 12th October 1910  (No. 10/21)

Minutes of Adjourned Ordinary Meeting (from the 11th instant) held in the Town Hall on the above date at 7.30pm.

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Bamfield, Smith, Milne, Turtle, Campbell, Jones and Lewis.

Correspondence

From Dr C R Hodgson certifying that Mr Macintosh has been under his care for the last ten days suffering from a severe chill and gastric catarrh. Had just seen him and that he is quite unfit for duty and will be unable to leave his bed this week.

Alderman Jones moved that the Council adjourn the Mayor refused to adjourn the meeting and Alderman Jones then left the table.

From W H Rates alleging unfair treatment by the cancellation of his contract for collecting the Municipal Lists of the O’Connell Ward.

Received and to stand over until the next meeting of the Council together with the Town Clerk’s report.

From Thomas J Hanks complaining that by cancelling his Contract for collecting the Camden Ward Lists he has been unfairly treated.

Received and to stand over until the next meeting of the Council together with the Town Clerk’s report.

At this stage Alderman Lewis left the table and the Mayor adjourned the meeting until 8pm on resuming at 8pm there being no quorum the Meeting lapsed.

Confirmed this 25th day of October 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 25th October 1910 (No. 10/22)

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

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Bamfield, Lewis, Smith, Milner, Macready, Rigg, Jones, Campbell, Turtle and Clegg.

An apology was received from Alderman Elstub who was unwell.

Correspondence

From Dr C R Hodgson stating that Mr Macintosh is unfit for duty and will be the sometime.

Received.

From F Iredale stating that he is physically unable to complete the List of Electors for Camden Ward and was ordered by the Doctor to take entire rest.

Received.

From Chief Secretaries Office asking what steps this Council proposed to take to carry into effect the recommendations of the Government Architect.

Received and referred to Committee.

From St Peters Municipality calling attention to the condition of May Street from the portion last repaired with Blue Metal towards Edgeware Road and asking if this Council will be agreeable to the affecting of repairs to May Street with Blue Metal at a cost of £150 each Council to pay a moiety of the same.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From Thomas Henderson City Missionary asking if the Council will grant permission to take up a Street collection on the 1st Saturday in December and thanking the Council for past favours.

Received and permission granted.

From the Department of Lands requesting whether the Council desires the carriage and footways to be established of George Whitehorse and Norfolk Streets as shown upon the official plan of alignment/survey made for the purpose and catalogued.

Received and request for alignment be made.

From the Department of Lands inviting attention to notice in the Government Gazette of 12th October 1910 relating to the alignment of streets in this Municipality under the Roads Act 1902.

Received.

From the Department of Public Works stating that Regulation No 3 which prescribes the procedure to be followed in regard to proposals by Councils to raise new loans has been amended.

Received.

From the Drummoyne Municipality asking the cooperation of this Council in an endeavour to urge upon the Railway Commissioners the advisability of introducing a system of season tickets on trains.

Received and cooperation granted.

From E Sable asking if the Council will grant permission to blow up a few stumps on the Thurnby Park Estate opposite the Enmore Picture Show only blasting powder to be used.

Received and permission refused.

From Ms S Dixon as follows: “Having agreed (the) to permit the Council to lay earthenware pipes through my land (Lot no 41) in Georgina Street prior to building thereon the purpose of carrying stormwater from Georgina Street and having inspected the work I am perfectly satisfied that it is done in a workman like matter and I hereby undertake to indemnify the Council from all blame loss or damage that may be done now or hereafter.”

Received and to be noted on the Minutes.

From F G Gashler with plan of oil and varnish room to be erected at Alice Street for the Australian Colors Company Limited.

Approved subject to report of Building Surveyor.

From W Thomson calling attention to the numbers of the houses in Juliett Street and asking the Council to have something done in the matter.

Received and the Inspector to send notices to owners to place correct numbers on.

From T J Hanks asking for a reply to his letter of the 10th instant.

Received and to stand over till later in the evening.

From D T Morrow submitting plan of warehouse to be erected in Wilson Street for Messrs E Guille and Co.

Approved subject to compliance with Building Surveyors recommendations and covering over Lane not to be allowed.

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to £1490.7.2 and recommend in accounts for payment amounting to £490.11.5.

Received.

The Finance Committee

reported recommending that Mr John Watson’s salary be increased to £208 per annum and to commence from 1st of October 1910.

Received.

The Works Committees

report of 5 paragraphs dated 10th October dealing with various matters remitted from the Council and was submitted received and adopted.

The Overseer of Works

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

Received.

The Sanitary Inspector

reported amongst other things having received 3 applications to be registered milk Vendors under the Dairies Supervision Act 4 applications to sell fish and Rabbits 2 applications to sell meat and 1 licence to be transferred.

Also that he purchased 15 samples of milk on the 16th instant and submitted same to the Government Analyst from examination and report.

Also that he served F Engisch with 2 summonses for exhibiting advertisements on prohibited walls and caught him posting while serving the summonses recommending that his license as a Bill Poster be cancelled.

Received and authority to prosecute granted and that Engisch be warned if he posts on prohibited walls his license be cancelled also that registrations and licenses granted as recommended.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Campbell moved:

1 “That the wood blocked crossings at the intersection of cross Lane Edgeware Road Edgeware Lane Metropolitan Road and the Marion Lane be removed and tarred metal substituted at an estimated cost of £25 and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Jones and carried.

2 “That the Carriageway and Camden Lane from Camden Street to the end be re-formed and remetalled at an estimated cost of £45 and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

The Mayor moved:

3 “That the footpath in Edgeware Road in front of St Pius Church and school be brick paved at an estimated cost of £44.”

Seconded by Alderman Jones and carried.

Alderman Macready moved:

4 “That in accordance with the provisions of the 21st section of the Local Government Act 1906-8 the Wards of this Municipality be abolished.

Lost.

5 “That a petition from this Council for the abolition of such wards be forwarded to the Minister and the Corporate Seal of the Council be affixed hereto in accordance with Ordinance No 19.

Withdrawn.

Order of the Day

consideration of letters from T J Hanks and W H Bates Contractors for collecting the Municipal Lists of the Camden and O’Connell Wards respectively whose contracts had been cancelled also the Town Clerk’s reply and reasons for cancelling the Contracts and in accordance with the specifications.

The matter having being considered and discussed at great length it was resolved on the motion of Alderman Clegg to refer it to the Finance Committee for report.

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Macready called attention to the building of Marsden’s Station Street built of ward and iron.

The Mayor said he would have it inspected by the Works Committee.

Alderman Bamfield asked that a letter of sympathy be sent to Mr Macintosh in his severe illness also that a letter be sent to Mrs Matthew whose husband passed away at the Council here at his post.

The Mayor said he would have these attended to.

This being the business and the Council rose.

Confirmed this 8th day of November 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

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