Tuesday 10th May 1910 (No. 10/10)

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

Minutes

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

Correspondence

From the Under Secretary Department of Public Works addressed R Hollis Esquire MLA in regard to the stormwater drain from Margaret Street via Ferndale Street and Camden Street and Edgeware Road to the foot of Alice Street stating that it is considered the works could not be effective than this completed to make connection with the excess Marrickville concrete storm water channel the estimated cost of which is £3750 made up as follows:

3 foot 6 inch Monier pipe within this Municipality £1600.

6 foot 6 inches x 3 feet 3 inches can concrete channel within that the Municipality of Marrickville £2150 and that the Minister has approved of the Department funding half the cost of construction provided the Marrickville Councils find the remainder between them.

The Mayor reported in an interview he had had with the Mayor of Marrickville on the subject when they agreed subject to ratification by the respect of Councils to find the other moriety by each Council paying £937.10.0.

He therefore moved: “That this Council contribute the sum of £937.10.0 towards construction of the stormwater drain from Margaret Street via Ferndale and Camden Streets to Edgeware and thence to the stormwater culvert at the foot of Alice Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

The Works Committee

report dated 9th May containing 9 paragraphs matters referred to them from the Council was submitted the report on the motion of the Chairman seconded by Alderman Edwards was received confirmed and adopted except the last paragraph respecting a water cart to stand over for the consideration until next meeting of the Council.

Death of King Edward VII

The Mayor having sympathetically referred to the death of King Edwards moved.

“That this Council desire to express their profound sorrow and that of the people of Newtown at the death of King Edward VII and heartfelt sympathy for Queen Alexandra and tender their loyal and respectful condolence with King George V and the members of the Royal Family.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

The Mayor moved: “That out of respect to the beloved Sovereign this Council do now adjourn.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Confirmed this 24 day of May 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 24th of May 1910 (No. 10/11)

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 a full Council.

Minutes

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

Correspondence

From the Government Statistician returning Statement of Accounts with Certificate attached the summary of which are to be published in some newspaper circulating in the Municipality.

Received the summary advertised in the S.M.H. of 14 May 1910.

From the Newtown Biodrome applying for permission to erect temporary covering over the Newtown Biodrome during the winter months.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Newtown Bio drome stating that they have been advised that the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Ltd cannot supply delight before the beginning of August and that as this is too long a delay they have decided to install their own plant on the “Bio drome” and transmit current to the Trocadero Hall by aerial cable providing the Newtown Council will grant them permission. Received.

From John Archibald intimating that he intends to enclose the land at the corner of Darley and John Streets with a 6 foot paling fence and erect a temporary workshop.

Received and left in the hands of the Overseer.

From Honourable Secretary Newtown Harriers asking permission to run the Marathon Championship of New South Wales starting from the Newtown Bridge and finishing at the Police Station on Monday 6th June next.

Received and the Council offers no objection.

From Honourable Secretary Newtown Harriers asking the use of the Town Hall on Kings Birthday 6th June in connection with the Marathon Championship.

Received and request complied with.

From the Town Clerk Redfern offering a Steam Road Roller for hire at £3 per day which includes all costs.

Received.

From the State Governor acknowledging the Council’s letter of sympathy and condolences on the occasion of His Majesty King Edwards death.

Received.

From the Secretary Commissioner for Railways with regard to the proposed repairs and renewals to Leamington Lane stating that the matter will have consideration.

Received.

From W Taylor Municipal Representative on the Metropolitan Fire Brigades submitting the estimates of Expenditure for the Sydney Fire District for the year 1910 fixed at £64872 as against £57300 last year.

Received.

From the Secretary Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W calling attention to the 44th Section of the Fire Brigades Act 1909 and asking the Assistance of every Council to do all in their power to prevent any interference by unauthorised persons with Fire Plug or Hydrants.

Received.

From J J McQueeney asking a further extension of two months to enable him to make the necessary alterations to his stables.

Received and request complied with.

From the Parramatta and District Progress Association asking the cooperation of this Council in an effort to secure a reduction of railway fares between Parramatta and Sydney and the intermediate stations.

Received and request complied with.

From the Under Secretary Chief Secretaries Office stating that the papers in connection with the issuing of a licence under the Theatres and Public Halls act 1908 in respect to the Town Hall Newtown are at present under reference to the Government Architect.

Received.

From F Theil notifying his intention to erect a signboard on the North side of the entrance to the Picture Show 392 King Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From John Wilson Junior stating that his term of Indentureship as Junior Clerk to the Council expired on the 20 and applying for an increase of salary.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From John Archibald with plan and specification and notifying his intention to erect eight brick cottages in John Street in compliance with regulations under Ordinance 70.

The Plan and specification having been carefully considered Alderman Lewis moved: “That the Plan be returned and the writer informed he must comply with the regulations.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Reports

The Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriations amounting to £587.19.6 and recommend in payment of accounts amounting to £2043.18.2.

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

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

The Monthly Financial Statement

to 30th of April prepared by the Clerk and examined by the Finance Committee in accordance with regulation 6 disclosing a credit balance of £5054.13.10 in the Rank of Australasia was received and laid upon the table.

The Finance Committee

submitted a Special Report recommending

(1) That an additional sum of £10 be granted to the Valuer (2) That the sum of £937.10.0 be voted from the General Fund and placed on Fixed Deposit to the credit of a separate account to meet the cost of constructing seen a stormwater Monier pipe drain from Margaret Street in accordance with the Works Committees report adopted by the Council on 10th May 1910.

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 since last report and works in progress and also calling attention to the state of the Town Hall Yard.

Received and the part referring to the Yard referred to the Works Committee.

The Sanitary Inspector

amongst other matters reported the receipt of 28 Applications for licenses to sell fish and rabbits 7 Applications to be registered as Milk vendors 1 application for permission to transfer butchers licence from Crop of and Adams 208 Enmore Road to W Spence.

Received and licenses in registrations granted and with regard to paragraph 4 authority given to the Inspector to prosecute the Enmore Picture Company for non-compliance with notice served on them.

Motions Pursuant To Notice

Alderman Smith moved:

1 “That the footpath on the West side of Lennox Street from Bedford Street to Oxford Street the paved at an estimated cost of £9.15.0.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Alderman Campbell moved:

2 “That as recommended by the Works Committee (28.6.09) the carriageway in Charles Street be remetalled and the gutter stones renewed and repaired where required at an estimated cost of £132.”

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:

3 “that it be referred to the Works Committee to report as to the cost of and advisableness of tar paving or bloom metalling and when consolidated top dressing the carriageway of Northwood Lane.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

4 “That this Council take into consideration the advisableness of employing men in lieu of boys as at present in carrying out the work of sweeping the wood blocks.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and lost.

The Mayor moved:

5 “That the sum of one thousand pounds (£1000) be now placed on Fixed Deposit to meet the cost of renewing the woodblocks in King Street and Enmore Road as provided in the estimates for the current year.”

Seconded by Ibbotson and carried.

Alderman Bamfield moved:

6 “That the footpath in Bligh Street from little queens Street to No 64 be brick paved at an estimated cost of £88 and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

Alderman Campbell moved:

7 “That the footpath in Enmore road from Francis Street to Juliet Street be tar paved at an estimated cost of £35.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

8 “That the footpath in Station Street from Holt Street to San Jose Terrace be brick paved at an estimated cost of £15.”

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:

9 “That the amount necessary for carrying out the following works as recommended by the Works Committee be voted:

Re-metalling and top dressing the carriageway is of the following Streets

(a) Australia Street from Lennox Street to tar paving at an estimated cost of   £90
(b) Regent Street from Albemarle to Bedford Street at an estimated cost of     £127
(c) Station Street KW at an estimated cost of     £ 40
(d) renewing the woodblocks at the cab stand in Bedford Street an estimated cost of     £ 25

and referred to the Finance Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

10 “That the Mayor be empowered to purchase a set of new flags for use at the Town Hall.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

Alderman Bamfield moved:

11 “That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act and amended Ordinances thereunder the sum of £50 be now voted as Mayoral Allowance for the current year.”

Withdrawn.

Sanitary Inspectors Report

Woodblocked pavement sweeping

the Sanitary (Committee) Inspector submitted a Special Report regarding the unsatisfactory manner in which contract John Kane was carrying out the work of sweeping the wood blocked pavements of King Street and Enmore Road as verified by the Overseer of Works and recommending that the Contract be cancelled.

Alderman Turtle moved: “That the Inspector’s report be received and adopted and the contract cancelled.”

And the matter for the present left in the hands of the Mayor.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Fresh Tenders

Alderman Ibbotson moved: “That fresh tenders be invited to be considered at a future meeting.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Orders of the Day

1 to open and consider tenders for the construction of a Monier pipe drain from Margaret Street along Ferndale Street Camden Street and Edgeware Road to concrete drain crossing Edgeware Road at foot of Alice Street.

In committee of the Whole Council the following tenders are opened viz:

W Walters covering cheque deposit for £20
Gurnmow Forrest and Company covering cheque deposit for £20
Will prompt and Morgan covering banknote deposit for £20

Without further consideration. Resolved that the deposits in each case to be returned.

2 to consider applications for the position of Junior Clerk Applications from Francis Foot and H Gossip having been opened the Council resumed and the Mayor reported recommending that the deposits accompanying the above tenders be returned and that Mr Francis Foot be appointed Junior Clerk on probation for three months.

The Committee of the Whole Council’s report was then adopted.

Confirmed this 7 day of May 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 31st of May 1910 (No. 10/5)

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

Present

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

An apology was received from Alderman Rigg who was unavoidably detained owing to another engagement.

Business

to open and consider tenders for sweeping the wood blocked pavements of King Street and Enmore Road.

The following tenders were opened viz:

Alfred Littlejohn £36 per month
W T Eaton   38 per month
James Knowles   37 per month
W Woodcock   37.10.0 per month
Alfred Poole   38.10.0 per month
W H Pamment   40 per month

Alderman Turtle moved in Alderman Cox seconded.

“That the tender of Alfred Littlejohn be accepted.”

Alderman Smith moved and Alderman Edwards seconded the acceptance of Alfred Poole’s tender.

On being put to the meeting the tender of Alfred Littlejohn was accepted.

That terminated the proceedings.

Confirmed this 7th day of June 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

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