Tuesday 1st of March 1910 (No. 10/5)

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

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Bamfield, Campbell, Clegg, Ibbotson, Edwards, Cox, Turtle, Smith and Elstub. The Mayor apologise for the unavoidable absence of Alderman Rigg and Lewis.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

From W A Stone quoting prices and 14 specifications for water van and Horse Road Brush.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From James Trahair Valuer with reference to licensed premises

No 477 King Street “International Hotel” and No 2 Station Street “Sommerset Hotel” recommending that as both have been closed the annual assessed value be reduced from £281 to £94 and from £164 to £58 respectively in accordance with the provisions of Section 135 (4) of the Local Government Act and Ordinance No 5 clause 47.

Received and adopted.

From James Trahair reporting that the Rate Books have been written up arrears for 1909 posted and will be completed the following day.

Received.

From the Municipal Council of Erskineville thanking the Council for its decision to renumber houses in Burren Street within this Municipality. Received.

From the Under Secretary Department of Public Works notifying that Ordinance No 5 under the Local Government Act has been amended to permit of Lists of Appeals being signed by the Magistrate instead of initialling them in the Rate Book. Received.

From the Secretary Civil Ambulance Brigade with reference to the permission granted to the Newtown District Ambulance Brigade to hold a Street collection on Saturday 26th instant and pointing out that the St John’s Ambulance Brigade which has been in Newtown for a number of years has been found adequate to deal with all local Ambulance requirements of this district and therefore protesting against the granting of the above permit. Received.

From the Honourable Secretary Hospital Saturday Fund and the Honourable Secretary United Charities Fund respectfully urging the Council the advisability of limiting the Street Collections in the Municipality to two in each year by granting permission only for the collections taken up by the Funds represented in or about the months of May and October respectively. Received.

From the Auditor (W H Cadogan) submitting the balance sheet for the year ended 31st of December 1910 duly audited and certifying the same to be correct. Received.

From Isaac Roff asking permission to erect an advertising hoarding at the corner of Wilson and Fitzroy Streets on the land under the control of the Education Department.

Received and referred to the Works Committee and writer to be notified not to proceed with the erection.

From Thomas R Austin applying for permit for the erection of structure as per plan and specification submitted of an open Air Theatre proposed to be constructed on land Wilson and Fitzroy Streets Newtown.

Received and referred to the Works Committee and the writer to be notified not to proceed with the work.

From S Wright 210 George Street calling attention to the state of the footpath in front of his shop door and asking that it may be seen to at once.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriations amounting to £2331.3.7 and recommend in accounts for payment amounting to £295.2.0.

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 carefully considered specifications for works and services to be carried out from 1st April to 31st December 1910 numbering thirteen recommending that the same be adopted and tenders invited by advertisement to be received and considered at next meeting of the Council.

The Mayor moved: “That the specification Committees report be received and adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards.

An amendment by Alderman Turtle that the Specification be taken and adopted seriatim was negatived.

A further amendment by Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Clegg: that items 9 (tar paving carriageways) (10) (tar paving footpaths) 11 (Brick paving footpaths) and 8 (sweeping wood blocks) be omitted from the list of contracts and these works carried out by day labor was also negative after some discussion.

The motion was then put and carried.

On the motion of Alderman Turtle it was resolved to obtain quotations from leading suppliers of disinfectants.

 

The Overseers Special Report

in connection with the specifications and in accordance instructions the Overseer of Works reported: “that comparing the cost of Works carried out by contract during the past year with that done by day labor the cost is slightly in favour of the contractor.

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress; also that the Water Main running across the Culvert in Edgeware Road has been removed the Culvert and drains cleaned out but that while the open drains within the boundary of Marrickville is still left in its present condition drains and Culverts are of very little use for stormwater purposes and will always be a source of danger during heavy rain.

Received and a letter to be written to the Marrickville Council regarding drain.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported the receipt of 2 applications for transfer of ham and beef licenses for applications to sell fish within the Municipality 2 applications to use advertising Hoardings and 1application for a Bill posters licence also 4 applications to be registered as Milk vendors under the Dairies Supervision Act recommending that the said licenses and registrations be granted.

Received and licenses in registrations granted as recommended.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the following works authorised and votes of money therefore which lapsed on 31st December 1909 in pursuance of applause 13 of regulation 6 be now voted viz:

 

Camden Ward

Lord Street Tarpave carriageway from John Street to Edgeware Road. £ 515
John Street Tarpave carriageway.     125
Union Street Tarpave carriageway from kerb to kerb to Iredale Street. 120
George Street Tar pave carriageway from kerb to kerb. 159
John Street Remove present gutterstones and substitute 18 inch gutterstones. 12.7.0
Darley Street North side from John Street to Edgeware Road Brick pave footpath. 70.0.0
King Street Two street Orderly Bins between Wells and Lord Streets. 10.10.0

 

Enmore Ward

Cavendish Street Remetal carriageway and repair gutterstones. 165.0.0
Gladstone Street Remetal.     235.0.0
Station Street From Holt Street to No 120 and from No 120 to Camden Street reform metal and ballast carriageway and when consolidated treat with coat of prepared tar and sand. 200.0.0
Construction Stormwater drain from Margaret Street 1250.0.0

 

O’Connell Ward

Lane between Brown and Watkin Street Tarpave carriageway.     120.0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingston Ward

Lennox Street Repair carriageway from Australia Street to Regent Street and ballast and metal from Regent to Oxford Street 140.0.0
Bedford Street Tarpave carriageway from Albert to Liberty Street. 383.0.0
Albermarle Street Top dress with two coats of tar.     34.0.0
Australia Street Top dress with two coats of tar.     50.0.0
Robert Street Tarpave carriageway 22ft wide.   150.0.0
Albermarle Street Tarpave carriageway and kerb with 6×4 hardwood. 75.0.0
Bedford Street Repair and to dress footpath.     56.0.6
Bishopgate Street Repair and top dress footpath.        7.8.6
Mary Street Tarpave carriageway.   115.0.0
King Street From Newtown Bridge to St Peters Railway Station straighten kerb. 200.0.0
Realign and alight streets and Lanes.   150.0.0

 

Alderman Bamfield moved:

2 “That the kerb and gutter on the South East side of Linthorpe Street be completed at an estimated cost of £18 and referred to the Works Committee.”

3 “That the footpath on the South East side of Linthorpe Street be brick paved or tar paved at an estimated cost of £27 and referred to the Works Committee.”

4 “That the Works Committee report on the advisability of metalling or tar metalling the carriageway in Linthorpe Street.”

5 “That the kerb and guttering and Herbert’s Street be completed at an estimated cost £14 and referred to the Works Committee.”

6 “That the footpath on each side of Herbert Street be brick paved or tar paved at an estimated cost of £87 and referred to the Works Committee.”

7 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to report on the advisability of tar metalling the carriageway in Queen Street.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

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

(1) Renewing the wood blocking at the Cab Stand in Bedford Street.

(2) Re-metalling the carriageway of Lennox Street from Church Street to Australia Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

Confirmed this 15th day of March 1910.

 

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Monday 7th of March 1910 (No. 10/1)

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

Present

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

Alderman Turtle apologise for the unavoidable absence of Alderman Clegg.

Business

By Order of the Mayor

 

1 “To adopt the report of the Special Committed committee (Finance Committee) appointed to consider the question of lighting the Municipality with Electricity.”

2 “to adopt the agreement with the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Limited for lighting the Municipality as prepared by the Councils Solicitor in accordance with resolution passed by the Council on 21st December 1909 and authorising the Mayor to affix the Corporate Seal thereto.”

The Special (Finance) Committee

submitted the following report:

(in accordance with the resolution passed by the Council on 21st December 1909 your Committee have carefully considered the draft agreement as prepared by the Councils Solicitor with the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Limited to run their mains into Newtown for Light and Power purposes and now submitted the agreement as revise and recommend the same for adoption by the Council.

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

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

The Mayor moved:

That the Mayor be and is hereby authorised to affix the Corporate Seal of the Council to the Agreement with the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Limited already adopted by the Council.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

The Mayor congratulated the Council and thank the Committee for the able assistance in bringing this matter to a successful issue.

Alderman Lewis moved:

that this Council place on record its high appreciation of the valuable services rendered by the Mayor and Committee in connection with the negotiations the carrying out the installation of the Electric Light in Newtown.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 15th day of March 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 15th of March 1910 (No. 10/6)

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the 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 ordinary meeting and Special Meeting held on the 7th March were read confirmed and signed.

Correspondence

From the Commonwealth Statistician asking to be supplied at the earliest possible convenience the matter being urgent with the following:

1 Map (in triplicate) of the Municipality on the largest scale available.

2 Description (in triplicate) of the proclaimed boundries of the Municipality.

and offering to furnish accurate consensus results as to the population in each ward should the Council desire it.

Received and estimates to be obtained and Statistician to be informed of the cost and asked if he will defray the same.

From Thomas Henley thanking the Council for the continued confidence as shown by his unopposed return to the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage. Received.

From Louis S Robertson with reference to a Motor Garage that has been damaged by fire behind L’Avenue Newtown stating that it is desired to reinstate the building to the same condition as it was before the fire.

Received and the writer to be informed that weatherboard building will not be allowed and there for permission is refused.

From the St Peters Municipal Council asking if any further steps have been taken to bring about the proposed conference of Municipal representatives.

Received and the Mayor and Aldermen Rigg Turtle and Clegg appointed a Special Committee to report to the Council.

From R W Beck stating that Mr Klein of 60 Missenden Road proposes to open a Biograph Show at the corner of King and Knight Streets and asking permission to erect the required poles and wires for carrying the Electric light from Abel and Company’s factory to the Show.

Received and the writer to be informed that the permission sought cannot be granted.

From the Secretary Commissioners for Railways with reference to the complaints regarding the approach to the Macdonaldtown Railway Station stating that the Chief Commissioner will undertake the necessary alterations within the boundary provided the Council will do what is necessary outside such boundary.

Received and letter to be sent to the Commissioners asking them to reconsider the matter.

From W H Cadogan specifying that the books which the Department of Works insists in being in use in all Municipalities.

Received and the Auditor to be informed that all the books named are in use in this office.

From the Executive Committee asking the cooperation of the Mayor and Aldermen in connection with the Hospital Saturday Fund Collection on Saturday 30th of April.

Received and request complied with.

From W Marsh Wells Street calling attention to the state of the Councils yard and fence.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From H E C Robinson quoting the price of Street Maps of the Municipality showing all streets throughout the Munich municipality as well as the chief buildings and etc and offering to supply one or more copies mounted on linen at the special price of ten (10/-) Shillings each.

Received and Mr Robinson to be asked to quote the price of large lithographs copies of Street Map only.

From A Macintosh (Town Clerk) applying for 4 weeks leave from Monday 21st instant and suggesting that Mr G A Kitt be appointed Deputy in accordance with the provisions of Section 122 of the Local Government Act and authority to sign cheques on the bank during his absence.

Received leave granted and suggestion adopted.

From Frederik Hoffmann (2nd Sanitary Inspector) applying for a fortnight’s leave of absence.

Received and permission granted.

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriations since last meeting amounting to £387.4.8 and recommend in accounts for payment amounting to £109.13.8.

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 Finance Committee

also reported recommending in accordance with clause 11 of Regulation 6 that the sum of £400 be now voted from the General Fund to carry out the ballasting metalling and top dressing of the carriageway in Pearl Street.

Received and adopted.

The Monthly Financial Statements

to 28th February prepared by the Clerk in accordance with clause 16 of Regulation 6 disclosed £2533.11.9 at credit of the General Fund and £93 at credit of the Trust Fund.

Both statements received and laid upon the table.

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 7th of March consisting of 15 paragraphs dealing with various matters remitted to them from the Council.

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

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

The Overseer of Works

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

The Sanitary Inspector

amongst other matters reported the receipt of 5 Applications for registration as milk Benders under the Dairies Supervision Act.

11 Applications for licenses to sell fish and

1 application for license No 80 to be transferred from H C Wortley to Mr T Hampton.

Received and registration and licenses and transfer granted as recommended.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That Mr H Cadogan be appointed Auditor to audit the books of the Council for the periods ending 30th of June and 31st December 1910 at a fee of £25 for the two audits.”

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

2 “That a Junior Clerk not exceeding 17 years of age possessing a knowledge of shorthand and typewriting be appointed on three months probation at a salary of ten shillings per week.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Alderman Bamfield moved:

3 “That it be referred to the Finance Committee to prepare and submit to this Council a return of the Staff employed showing the amount of salaries paid to each and the increases if any which they recommend.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

Orders of the Day

To open and consider tenders for the contracts to 31st December 1910.

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 Whole having considered tenders for the Annual Contracts recommend the Acceptance of the following:

For Scavenging and Removal of House Refuse.
Camden Ward James Knowles £30.0.0 Per month
Enmore Ward WD Eaton   39.0.0 Per month
Kingston Ward A Roach   27.0.0 Per month
O’Connell Ward Josh Howarth   43.0.0 Per month

 

Supply of Blue Metal 2½ Gauge.
John Ahern 9/6 per cubic yard
Supply of Blue Metal Screenings.
John Ahearn 9/6 per cubic yard

 

Supply of Ballast.
W Woodcock Ballast 4/6 per cubic yard Brick Bats 3/9 per cubic yard

 

General Cartage.
A H Willard 11/-per day

 

Sweeping Wood blocks
John Kane @ £35 per month

 

Tar paving Carriageways.
A E Riley 1st Class Work 5/11 per super yard
A E Riley 2nd class work 4/6 per super yard

 

Tar paving Footpaths.
William H Lawler 2/-per super yard

The Mayor moved:

“That the report of the Committee of Whole upon the tenders be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

This completed the business.

Confirmed this 12th day of April 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

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