Tuesday 1st February 1910 (No. 10/3)

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, Elstub, Rigg, Edwards, Ibbotson, Lewis, Bamfield, Smith and Turtle.

The Mayor and Alderman Turtle apologised for the unavoidable absence of Aldermen Cox and Clegg respectively.

Minutes

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

Correspondence

From the Clerk submitting detailed statement in accordance with clause 49 of regulation 6 of the names of persons who on 31st December last owed rates and interest to the Council and the amounts of such rates summarised as follows:

General Rate Interest
Camden Ward £ 177.18.0     11.15.8
Enmore Ward     154.18.11     10.10.9
O’Connell Ward     405.18.4     25.10.4
Kingston Ward     155.11.10     8.5.1
£   894.7.1 £ 56.1.10

Received and proceedings to be taken to recover the rates and interest.

From the Town Clerk Petersham asking that arrangements may be made for a conference of the Works Committees of the two Councils for the purpose of considering the advisableness of having Kingston Road opened through to Liberty Street.

Received and request complied with and the City Council to be asked to cooperate.

From the Town Clerk Sydney into meeting on behalf of the Returning Officer that only one nomination has been received for the position of Member to serve on the Board of Fire Commissioners of New South Wales viz: Alderman William Taylor MLA.

From H McLean 16 Australia Street complaining of the annoyance caused to inhabitants of Australia Street and neighbourhood by the wholesale slaughtering of dogs in the Police Station yard.

Received and a letter to be sent to Inspector McCrimmon calling his attention to the matter.

From the Town Clerk Erskineville calling attention to the repetition of house numbers in Burren Street which are duplicated on both Municipalities and asking if this Council will be good enough to alter the numbers and that portion of the Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Under Secretary Chief Secretaries Department acknowledging receipt of letter re-repairs to Cab and van stands.

Received.

From the Chairman the Lord Mayor (Alderman Alan Taylor) of Sydney of the Executive Committee of the New South Wales Public Disaster Relief Fund asking the cooperation of this Council in obtaining subscriptions in this locality towards the relief of those sufferers by reason of the recent devastating floods.

Received and a Public Meeting to be called.

From J Weekley calling attention to the state of Bedford Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Citizens Relief Committee notifying that its formation is for the purpose of relieving cases of distress amongst the women and children occurring through the present industrial crisis and asking permission to hold Public Meetings and collect funds for distribution. Received and enquiries to be made in the matter left in the hands of the Mayor.

From the secretary Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage with reference to the water pipe in Edgeware Road at an intersection of Alice Street and which impedes the free flow of water along the storm water channel stating that the Board has approved of the work of removing the water pipe being carried out.

Received.

From John Bruton suggesting that the Council approach the Newtown Brass Band with a view to the offer of a weekly Band Recital on the grounds of Prince Alfred’s Hospital.

Received and to be forwarded to the Bandmaster.

From the Deputy Postmaster General asking permission to be allowed to retain to telephones signs already erected outside the local Post Office.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Honourable Secretary Newtown District Ambulance Brigade asking permission to be allowed to hold a Street Collection in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance number 61 under the Local Government Act to secure necessary appliances.

Received and request complied with.

From John Watson Sanitary Inspector making application for 3 weeks leave of absence from duty for much needed rest.

Received and application granted.

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriations since 1st of January amounting to £3046.17.7 and recommend in accounts for payment amounting to £70.4.0.

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

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and 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 Sanitary Committee Inspector

reported the receipt of 3 applications to be registered as Milk vendors under the Dairies Supervision Act.

Three Applications for licenses to sell fish and rabbits and one application from the Worker Newspaper for a Hoarding licenses under Ordinance No 55 recommending that the said registration and licenses be granted.

The report also recommended the demolition of premises No 18 O’Connell Street which is in a very insanitary condition.

Received and the registration and licenses granted as recommended and the portion related to be insanitary dwelling in the O’Connell Street referred to the Health Committee.

General Business

Alderman Lewis asked that a letter be sent to the Deputy Postmaster General regarding the unsatisfactory working of the Newtown Post Office Clock which requires immediate attention.

Alderman Ibbotson desired that a letter be sent to the Inspector of Police calling his attention to the disgraceful language used by young fellows in the hearing of people in King Street on Saturday nights.

The Mayor said that these communications would be forwarded.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 15th day of February 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

4 February 1910 (No. 10/4)

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

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Edwards, Ibbotson, Lewis, Bamfield, Smith, Rigg, Elstub, Campbell, and Clegg. Alderman Elstub apologised for Alderman Cox’s absence.

Business

Election of Mayor for the Year 1910-1911.

The Mayor having invited nominations

Alderman Edwards nominated Alderman Morgan.

There being no further nominations the returning Mayor was declared duly elected.

Alderman Morgan the Mayor elect having thanked the Aldermen for the honour and invited them to partake of refreshments.

Confirmed this 15 day of February 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 15th February 1910 (No. 10/4)

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 Edwards, Ibbotson, Bamfield, Smith, Elstub, Campbell, Turtle and Clegg.

The Mayor apologise for the absence of Alderman Rigg owing to an important engagement in Sydney.

Correspondence

From the Honourable General Secretary Hospital Saturday Fund

applying for permission to carry out the 17th Annual Outdoor Collection in the Municipality on Saturday the 30th of April 1910.

Received and permission granted.

From the Chief Secretaries Department stating that the repairing and renewing of Van and Cab Stands is purely a Municipal matter that the cost of carrying this matter out cannot be borne by the Government and further that there are no funds available for the purpose.

Received.

From Police Inspector McCrimmon with regard to the destruction of dogs at the police station yard stating that this is a duty cast upon the Police and that shooting is required as the most humane method of destroying them. Received.

From the Chamber Magistrate intimating that Friday the 18th of March 1910 has been fixed as the date for hearing appeals against valuations. Received.

From the Estate Agent NSW Government Railways with regard to Assessment No 820 Watkin Street leased to a Mr H Henninges who under the terms of his agreement is liable for rates due thereon and under such circumstances all arrears in connection therewith must be paid by him and further stating that he now has given notice of the termination of this tenancy which will expire on the 28th instant.

Received.

From the Under Secretary Department of Public Works forwarding copy of a proclamation published in the Government Gazette of 2nd of February 1910 containing certain powers conferred on the Council with respect to Smoke nuisance. Received.

From the Honourable Secretary Newtown District Rugby Football Club asking the use of the Town Hall on Friday 18th instant for the purpose of holding Clubs 10th Annual Meeting.

Received and granted on the usual terms.

From I B Knox applying for permission to erect a Sunshade in front of his butcher shop corner of Holmwood and King Streets.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From J J Mulqueeney 25 Commodore Street Newtown with the Sanitary Inspector’s notice to connect slabs the sewerage system asking some consideration and fewer that the his long illness and consequent inability to finance the work at present.

Received and to be allowed 3 months to carry out the work.

From J Beehag Gowrie Street calling attention to the state of the footpath in Gowrie Street from Newman to Harold Streets.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

Petition

Alderman Bamfield presented a Petition from a number of Ratepayers and Occupiers of the O’Connell Ward asking the lane situated off Copeland Avenue be taken over by the Council in order that it may be put into and kept in proper order.

Reports

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 7th February containing 9 clauses dealing with various matters remitted to them from the Council together with their recommendations.

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

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

The Health Committee

reported having inspected premises No 18 O’Connell Street and charged the same in an insanitary condition recommending that the steps necessary under Sections 57, 58, 59 and 60 of the Public Health Act be taken.

Received and adopted.

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the previous fortnight and works in progress and recommending that as a number of streets and lanes are about to be top dressed a small quantity of good pitch be procured to stiffen the tar.

Received and adopted.

The Sanitary Inspector

amongst other matters reported the receipt of 5 applications to be registered as Milk vendors under the Dairies Supervision Act.

5 applications for licenses to sell fish and rabbits under Ordinance

No 57. 4 applications for Advertising Hoarding License under Ordinance No 55 and 1 application for a Bill posters license under Ordinance No 55 recommending that the same be granted.

Received and registration and licenses granted as recommended.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the Specification Committee be and are hereby authorised to prepare Specifications for the Works to be carried out by Contract from 1st of April to 31st December 1910 and submit same at the next Ordinary Meeting of the Council to be held on 1st of March proximo.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

2 “That the Standing Committees consisting of the Finance Committee Works committee and Health Committee be now appointed and such other Committees as the Council consider necessary.”

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

The following committees were then elected by ballot in accordance with clause 64 of Ordinance No 1.

Finance Committee

Alderman Rigg Alderman Bamfield
Alderman Campbell Alderman Clegg

Works Committee

Alderman Edwards Alderman Bamfield
Alderman Elstub Alderman Smith

Health Committee

Alderman Edwards Alderman Bamfield
Alderman Elstub Alderman Smith

Lighting Committee

Alderman Cox Alderman Turtle
Alderman Smith Alderman Lewis

Specification Committee

Alderman Edwards Alderman Bamfield
Alderman Elstub Alderman Smith

By laws Committee

Alderman Rigg Alderman Bamfield
Alderman Campbell Alderman Clegg

Alderman Bamfield moved:

3 ” That it be referred to the Works Committee to consider and report the cost of tar metalling the carriageway in Queen Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

4 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to consider and report the cost of re-metalling or tar metalling the carriageway in Linthorpe Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:

5 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to report as to the cost and necessity of carrying out the following works.”

(1) Tar metalling the carriageway of Regent Street from Albemarle Street to Bedford Street.

(2) Tar metalling the carriageway of Station Street (KW) from Lennox Street to Bedford Street.

(3) Metalling the carriageway of Australia Street from Court house to Lennox Street when consolidated to be top dressed with tar and screenings.

(4) Asphalting the foot path on the North side of Northwood Street from end of present asphalt to city boundary.

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

Alderman Clegg moved:

6 “That the Mayor be requested to convene a Public Meeting for the purpose of taking steps to raise funds to relieve those in distress in the district brought about by the local strike.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

On the motion of the Mayor the Council went into Committee of the Whole with closed doors to consider Communications received from the Valuer.

On resuming the Mayor brought up the following report:

your Committee having considered the correspondence between the Clerk and the Valuers recommend that the action of the clerk be endorsed.”

Alderman Ibbotson moved:

that the report of the Committee of the Whole Council as now submitted be adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:

that the Overseer of Works be instructed to prepare and submit to this Council at its next meeting a comparative statement of the cost of tar metalling carriageways and footways why contract and by Day Labor.

The Mayor said that he would have this done

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 1st day of March 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

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