Tuesday 5th July 1910 (No. 10/14)

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

Minutes

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

Correspondence

From the Town Clerk Redfern offering Kiama Hand Broken blue metal 2½ gauge at 4/6 per ton plus 4/1 for freight at Alexandria siding.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Department of Public Works intimating that in view of the proposed early pop proclamation of the Defence Act 1909 the suggestion has been made by the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth that the Local Governing bodies in this State might place their Halls at the disposal of the Commonwealth Military Authorities for drill purposes.

Received and a reply to be sent that this Council regrets that it cannot comply with the request as it has no available convenience.

From the Town Clerk Forbes asking the cooperation of this Council in the direction of urging the Minister to amend clause 2 of Section 15 of the Local Government Act relating to the Reconstruction of areas and amending the Local Government Amending Act 1908 by striking out the whole of proviso 2 of Section 179 (2) relating to Funds and the purposes to which they may be applied.

Received.

The Chief Secretaries Department on the question of issuing a licence under the Theatres and Public Hall is Act 1908 stating that such licence cannot be issued until the recommendations of the Government Architect have been carried into effect.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the General Secretary United Charities Fund asking permission to collect on the streets of the Municipality on Saturday 15th October 1910.

Received and request complied with.

From the Municipal Council of Marrickville and Municipal Council of Manly asking the cooperation of all councils in the direction of representations to the Honourable the Minister for Works to amend the Local Government Act by doing away with the statutory declarations as to oral tenancies and compiling the roles on the basis similar to the State system.

Received.

From W Tyrrell calling attention to the state of the lanes and byways adjacent to Alice Avenue and Edgeware Road.

Received and the writer to be informed that the places referred to are not under the control of the Council.

From the Secretary Department of Public Health intimating that Mr John Watson Sanitary Inspector has been appointed by the Board of Health as an Officer of the Board for the purposes of the Pure Foods Act 1908.

Received.

From the Honourable Secretary E W O’Sullivan Memorial Testimonial Fund forwarding Official Collection List No 32.

Received and laid upon the table. From the Rockdale Municipal Council asking the cooperation of this Council in a deputation to the Minister for Works to ask to reopen the question of the continuation of the Cooks River Train to Brighton Le Sands.

Received and cooperation granted.

From the Secretary Newtown District Ambulance Brigade asking permission to place a tin sign on the side of building 242 King Street the size of the sign being 3 feet by 1 foot 6 inches.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From John Phillips calling attention to the injury to water service pipes in Gibbs Street owing to the condition of the Road.

Received.

From F Thiele asking permission to place a covering over Picture Showground at 392 King Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Manager Arcadia Amusements Ltd asking permission to erect a tent to cover an open air theatre Wilson and Fitzroy Street and from the Inspector reporting that a large tent has been erected within that the enclosure of the Arcadia Picture show without permission.

Received and the Inspector authorised prosecute for a breach of the Ordinances.

Reports

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out works completed under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress also that a building of ward and iron has been erect date in Simmons Street without the permission of the Council.

Received and the authority granted prosecute the person responsible for the erection of the board and iron building in Simmons Street.

The Sanitary Inspector

reported having received 3 Applications for registration as milk vendors 12 Applications for licenses to sell fish and rabbits 3 Applications for butcher’s licenses and 1 application for the transfer of a butchers licence.

Received and registrations and licenses granted as recommended.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Rigg moved:

that the following motions be referred to the Works Committee viz:

1 “That the Lane off Ferndale Street between Margaret and Kent Streets be remetalled at an estimated cost of £34.”

2 “That Clara Street be remetalled at an estimated cost £66.”

3 “That Metropolitan Road from tabernacle to Sarah Street be remetalled at an estimated cost of £154.”

4 “That Gladstone Street from Phillip Street to liberty Street be remetalled at an estimated cost of £112.”

5 “That the tar paved footway in Harrow Road in front of Nos 2 4 6 8 and 10 be renewed or brick paved at an estimated cost of £19.”

6 “That the footpath in Juliett Street be brick paved at an estimated cost of £110.”

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 19th day of July 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 19th July 1910 No. (10/15)

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

Present

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

Minutes

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

Extraordinary Election

The Mayor reported the result of the Poll for the election of 3 Aldermen to fill the extra ordinary vacancies caused by the resignation of Aldermen Ibbotson Cox and Edwards as declared by the returning officer as follows:

Enmore Ward
Hugh Theodore Macready 72 votes
Richard William Murden 47 votes

 

Camden Ward
John Milne 99 votes
Frederik Jones 77 votes
John Brennan 33 votes

The Mayor accordingly welcomed Aldermen Macready and Milne and Jones who took their seats at the Council table and suitably responded.

Correspondence

From the Honourable Secretary New Church Building Fund of Christchurch Enmore forwarding circular requesting donations to the above fund.

Received and laid upon the table.

From the Honourable Secretary Institute of Architects of New South Wales inviting this Council to send three delegates to a meeting to be held in the Hall of the Royal Societies House on 25th July at 8pm to discuss the best means to be adopted to urge upon the Government the immediate necessity of taking such action as will start the carrying out of the Royal Commission’s recommendations regarding the Improvements of the City of Sydney and Suburbs.

Received and Alderman Bamfield and Clegg along with the Mayor appointed delegates.

From the Department of Lands forwarding copy of government Gazette relating to the alignment of streets and lanes in the Kingston Ward together Plans (Nos 29 31 32- 1953) 4 exhibition that the Municipal Council Chambers.

Received.

From the Joint Committee of the Northern Suburbs- Strathfield to Hornsby

inviting 2 delegates from the Council to a conference to be held at the Sydney Town Hall at 2pm on Wednesday 17 August to discuss the questions of urging the government to subsidise councils to the extent of it least 50% for the upkeep of the main roads to Sydney.

Received and the Mayor and Alderman Clegg appointed delegates.

From Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage forwarding copy of a report on the operations of the Board during the Financial year 1909- 1910.

Received and laid upon the table.

From the Chief Secretaries Office intimating that there will be no objections to the Hall being used for Entertainment purposes as formerly provided that steps are taken to carry out with as little delay as possible the alterations recommended by the Government Architect.

Received.

From the Board of Health forwarding sealed form of Authority appointing Mr John Watson Sanitary Inspector as an officer of the Board of Health for the purposes of the “Pure Foods Act 1908.”

Received.

From the Board of Health directing attention to premises No 601 King Street occupied by a butcher alleged to be in an unsatisfactory condition.

Received and together with a report from Sanitary Inspector Watson referred to the Health Committee.

From the Board of Health drawing attention to the condition of premises No 605 King Street occupied as a Fish Shop said to be unsatisfactory.

Received and together with a report from Sanitary Inspector Watson referred to the Health Committee.

From the Board of Health referring to unsatisfactory conditions found to exist on the premises of the Newtown Ice Company Works.

Received and referred to the Health Committee.

From the Honourable Secretary Newtown Harriers intimating that a 5 mile club race will be conducted on Saturday afternoon 23rd of July.

Received.

From Fred C Boulton with reference to the Workmen’s Compensation Act now before the State Parliament under which all Employers of labour will be liable in the event of any of their employees meeting with an accident during working hours and offering to complete this Insurance.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From the Queensland Insurance Company Limited on the same subject and also referred to the Finance Committee.

From Samuel Weirrick with reference to alterations and additions to building at 146 Enmore Road with the permission of the Council asking that the summons issued for the breach of the Ordinance be withdrawn on his paying the costs.

Received and prosecution not to be withdrawn.

From John Archibald calling attention to the condition of the fence enclosing a brick that in the vicinity of May Street and Edgeware Road.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From John McLaughlan drawing attention to a wooden structure recently erect it as a Photographic studio situated at 216 King Street which he understands is not in accordance with the Ordinances.

Received and letter explaining the circumstances be sent to the writer.

From the Secretary Local Government Association intimating that the Annual Conference of the Association will be held in the Sydney Town Hall commencing on Tuesday 13th September next and asking that the names of the delegates be forwarded.

Received and the Mayor and aldermen Clegg appointed delegates

from Alexander Melville acting for L A Fleary submitting plans and specifications of shop and house property also an open air picture show proposed to be erected at the corner of Erskineville Road and Gowrie Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From S Taylor notifying his intention to erect a building of wood the purpose of enclosing pump and generating bellows of organ at rear of Methodist Church King Street Newtown.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From Joe Gardiner applying for permission to allow sign to remain on Gable Wall situated and known as premises 338 Edgeware Road and agreeing to pay the required fee.

Received and permission refused.

From A J Bryant applying for butchers licence for premises situated in the Newtown Markets.

Received and licence to be granted subject to the Inspector being satisfied with the condition of the premises.

From Hardie and Gorman in reply to request for a quotation for valuing the properties facing King Street and Enmore Road stating that their fee at one hundred Guinea’s (£105) including attendance at the court in case of appeals.

From Batt Rod and Purves Limited quoting the price for valuing the property is in King Street and Enmore Road at one hundred Guinea’s exclusive of attendance at Appeal Court.

Alderman Bamfield moved that the communications be received and that the tender of Messrs Hardie and Gorman for the sum of one hundred guineas including attendance at the Appeal Court be accepted.

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

Requisition

a requisition from Charles Glencross John Keates and 20 others were submitted by Alderman Bamfield asking the Council have the Lane running from Mr Glencross to Keats property put in a passable condition for passenger and the vehicular traffic.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

Reports under Regulation 6

the Clerk in accordance with Regulation 6 clause 81 submitted (1) a list of plant under the charge of the Overseer of Works showing the value thereof at 30th of June 1910 to be £216.5.0 which he recommends reducing by £17.14.6 on account of depreciation (2) a list of Hall and Office furniture valued at £118.

Received and recommendation to reduce the value of the plant by £17.14.6 adopted.

The Clerk in accordance with Regulation 6 clause 31 (d) submitted statement of the quantity and cost of the stores and materials purchased during the half year ended 30th of June and allocated to works in the several wards showing the balance on hand to be of the value of £11.14.6.

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to £1184.6.9 and recommend in accounts for payment amounting to £848.1.2.

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 Monthly Statements

prepared by the Clerk in accordance with Regulation B and examined by the Finance Committee showed the balance at credit of the General Fund with the Bank of Australasia to be £3717.1.9 and at credit of the Trust Fund £88.

Received and laid upon the table.

The Works Committee

submitted their report of 11 clauses stated 11th July dealing with various matters referred to them from the Council and their recommendations.

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

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield 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 that the estimated cost of a shed at the corner of Longdown and O’Connell streets for storing Water Cart and machine brooms as £55.

Received.

The Sanitary Inspector

amongst other things reported having received 2 Applications to be registered as Milk vendors and 8 Applications to be license to sell fish and rabbits within the Municipality.

Received an application is granted as recommended.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That tenders be invited from persons competent to collect required information and prepare the lists of Electors for the Camden Enmore O’Connell and Kingston Boards for the triennial period beginning 1st January 1911.”

2 “That the vacancy in each of the Works and Lighting Committees be now filled up.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Aldermen Milne and Macready elected to fill the Works and Lighting Committee vacancies respectively.

3 “That the footpath on the South side of Darley Street to Edgeware Road be brick paved at an estimated cost of £155.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

General

Moved by Alderman Lewis and seconded by Alderman Jones and carried.

“That a letter be sent to the Foreman of the Fire Brigade thanking him for the valuable services rendered in covering a roofless house in King Street Newtown with tarpaulin during the storm on Monday night the 18th.”

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 2nd day of August 1910.

Signed James Campbell Chairman.

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