Tuesday 2nd August 1910 (No. 10/16)

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

Present

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

The Clerk apologise for the absence of the Mayor and Alderman Rigg.

On the motion of Alderman Smith seconded by Alderman Jones Alderman Campbell was voted to the chair.

Minutes

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

Correspondence

From J J McDonald on behalf of the Marrickville Cottage Hostel asking permission to carry out a Street collection in and of the Hospital within this Municipality.

Received and permission granted.

From the Secretary Chief Commissioner for Railways asking that action might be taken for the removal of the Water Trough from the Western side of King Street near Lord Street which causes delay to trains when horses are drinking at the same to some position in which delays will not be occasioned to passing trains.

Received and referred to the Works Committee

From F Wilson calling attention to the flooding of his property No 190-198 Edgeware Road in wet weather.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From Allen Constable stating that owing to the removal of the cover of a stormwater gully in Margaret Street during the storm on the 18 and 19th he had sustained injuries to his foot which prevented him following his occupation for some time and forwarding medical Certificates to that effect.

Received.

From John McLaughlan with reference to the wooden photographic studio at 216 King Street Newtown stating that if something is not done to the satisfaction of the ratepayers of Newtown he will be compelled to call the attention of the Insurance Companies to the matter.

Received.

Reports

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 Inspector

reported the receipt of 4 Applications to be registered as milk Vendors under the provision of the Dairies Supervision Act 2 Applications to be licensed under Ordinances no 56 to sell hand and beef and 13 Applications under Ordinance No 57 to sell fish and rabbits within the area and recommending that the said registration and licenses be granted.

Received and registrations and licenses granted as recommended.

The Inspector

also reported that Mr Roff has commenced to erect a new hoarding at 97 King Street to replace the hoarding blown down by the late storm.

After some discussion as to Mr Roff’s action in re-constructing without notifying the Council the Acting Mayor said that he would instruct the building surveyor and Inspector to inspect these premises on the morrow and report thereon.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Jones moved:

1 that it be referred to the Works Committee to report on the advisability of repairing and renewing where required the gutterstones in Lord Street North side between John Street and Edgeware Road.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

Confirmed this 16 day of August 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 16th August 1910 (No. 10/17)

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

Present

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

The Mayor apologise for the absence of Alderman Rigg.

Minutes

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

Correspondence

From the Board of Health re-the provisions of the Pure Food Act 1908 the carrying of it into effect and the appointment of the Sanitary Inspector.

From E A Turtle re proposed advertising hoarding at rear of 19 brick cottages in Goodsell Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From Isaac Roff notifying his intention of restoring portions of hoardings between No hundred and 2 and 106 King Street (late helsham’s) and in Gladstone Street.

Received.

From Greenwood and Son asking permission to temporarily remove their business and stock in trade to 226 King Street during the erection of the new store which expected to be completed in from three to four months.

Received and permission granted subject to the approval of the Board of Health.

From H Croft with reference to notice from the Inspector to carry out sanitary alterations to her premises stating that she has not the means to do so.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

From McDonald and Ekland stating that they have carried out the work specified in the Cemetery Inspector’s notice of 27th may last with the exception of the clause referring to the wiring in with gauze and etc.

Received and to be considered with the Works Committees report.

From J Gentle calling attention to the state of the foot paths in front of his cottages Station Street.

Received and the writer to be informed that the matter will be attended to.

From John Ahearn acknowledging receipt of letter cancelling his contract the supply of Blue Metal and stating that he is now crushing fine metal and would like to send a few trucks.

Received and referred to the Overseer for report.

From the Flavours Manufacturing Company Ltd intimating that there Hot Tar Distributor is been applied to the woodblocks on the Newtown Bridge.

Received.

From A E Clayton calling attention to the futility of the temporary Bridge at the cart entrance at the rear of his premises.

Received and consideration deferred until next meeting.

From James McCauley calling attention to the existence of a Mortuary owned by Mr W A Bull in Watkin Street which he alleges to be a nuisance.

Received.

From the City Surveyor Sydney submitting plan of revised boundary in Kingston Ward between Church and Australia Streets as affecting the city and this Council on the Northwood Estate consequent upon the defining of [—] Street as per Gazette Notice of 28th August 1865.

A list of properties to be received rendered to the City Council under this alteration showing a loss of revenue to this Council amounting to £19.5.5 was also submitted. The Mayor intended that Mr Gordon was willing to alter the new boundary by drawing a line along the centre of Hopetoun Lane instead of as shown on the Western edge of the Lane and further that Mr Gordon will recommend the City Council to reimburse this Council for whatever expenditure has been incurred and kerbing and guttering and etc.

The Mayor moved: that the boundary as shown on the plans submitted be adopted subject to the alteration in Hopetoun Lane and an undertaking from the City Council to refund of this Council the cost of the works carried out on the portions to be surrendered.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to £1382.15.10 and recommending accounts for payment out of the General Fund amounting to £46.10.2 and £10 from the Trust Fund being amount of John Ahearns deposit with tender for the supply of Blue Metal cancelled on the recommendation of the Works Committee 11th July 1910.

Moved by the Mayor that the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

The Finance Committee

reported recommending in accordance with clause 11 of Regulation 6 that the sum of £500 be now voted from the General Fund the carrying out specified works.

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

The Monthly Financial Statement

prepared by the Clerk in accordance with Regulation 6 and examined by the Finance Committee disclose the balance at credit of the General Fund with the Bank of Australasia to be £4445.18.9 at 31st July 1910.

Received and laid upon the table.

The Works Committee

submitted their report of 8 clauses dated 15th August dealing with matters referred to them from the Council.

On the motion of the Mayor seconded by Alderman Bamfield the Committees report as read was adopted

The Special Committee

appointed to consider the question is to be submitted for the consideration of the conference of Representatives of adjoining Municipalities in pursuance of resolution passed on 7th December 1909 reported recommending Joint Garbage Destructor and Widening of Wilson Street from Burren Street.

An amendment by Alderman Clegg seconded by Alderman Lewis “That the Conference take into consideration the devising of a scheme the joint action.” Lost.

Received and adopted.

The Health Committee

reported having inspected premises Nos 601 and 605 King Street and also the Newtown Ice Works with their recommendations as to the alterations and additions necessary to comply with the Ordinances under the Local Government Act.

Received and adopted.

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress also the removal of metal from Gladstone Street by workmen employed by the contractor for the erection of the Electric Poles but subsequently recovered.

Received.

The Overseer of Works

also reported in connection with the erection of cottages in John Street by Mr John Archibald that the party walls from ceiling level to underside of roof are constructed of 4 ½ inch brick work.

Received and the Officer instructed to enforce the regulation.

The Sanitary Inspector

reported the receipt of 1 application to sell milk under the Dairies Supervision Act 7 applications to sell fish and rabbits and 1 application for a bill posters license.

Received an application is granted as recommended.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Ltd Be Instructed to Proceed with the Installation of the Electric Lighting Plant and Have the Same Completed for Public Street Lighting on or before the 31st Day of December 1910 in Accordance with the Agreement Entered into Dated 15th March 1910.”

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

2 “That the Mayor be authorised to employ the necessary clerical assistance in connection with the Triennial Valuation.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried

Alderman Turtle moved:

3 (a) “That this Council form itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider the advisability of making presumptions for the purpose of permanently improve in the Municipality.”

(b) “That consideration of the same be made and Order of the Day for next meeting of the Council.”

(c) “That it be an instruction to the Town Clerk to have the proposed scheme typed and circulated among the Aldermen.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Orders of the Day

to open and consider tenders for collecting the Triennial Lewis of Electors that each Ward of the Municipality.

To open and consider quotations for Water Cart on four wheels.

On the motion of the Mayor the Council resolved into Committee of the Whole with closed doors to consider the tenders and etc.

In Committee thirteen tenders for collecting the Triennial Lists of Electors and two quotations for a water cart on two wheels work considered.

Collectors of Lists

on resuming the Mayor reported recommending the acceptance of the following tenders for collecting the lists viz:

JH Hanks Camden Ward £13
WR Benson Enmore Ward £12
Harry Russell Kingston Ward £9
W H Bates O’Connell Ward £15

And that the quotations of C Ibbotson and W A Stone of £70 respectively for the supply of water cart be considered after further quotations have been invited and received.

Report received and adopted.

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

Confirmed this 30th day of August 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 Tuesday 30th August 1910 (No. 10/18)

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

Present

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

Minutes

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

Correspondence

From the Civil Ambulance and Transport Corps asking permission to hold classes in connection with first aid in one of the rooms at the Town Hall.

Received and permission granted when the Hall is not otherwise engaged.

From the Under Secretary Chief Secretaries office intimating that the temporary license granted pending the carrying out of alterations to the Town Hall recommended by the Government Architect expired on 31st of July last.

Received an application to be made for a further temporary license.

From Hardie and Gorman notifying the nomination of Henley Gorman and John Francis King two members of their firm as the Valuers to be advertised in accordance with the Act to value all rateable property in the Municipality in terms of the resolution passed on 19th July 1910.

Received and the Valuers to make the necessary declaration and the appointment to the gazetted.

From William Edwards asking permission to take a copy of the Minutes from the Minute book referring to the plans and Specifications submitted on 24th of May and 7th June by Mr John Archibald.

Received and permission granted.

From James Dean asking if it is permissible to erect a stable 12x 9x 8 with hardwood frame and covered with galvanised iron.

Received and information to be forwarded.

From the Under Secretary Department of Lands asking to be informed whether the Council desires the carriageways and footways to be established of certain streets and lanes as shown on official plans of alignment survey made for the purpose heliographic copies of which forwarded on 11th July 1910.

Received and Executive approval to be sought.

From the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital asking the cooperation of the Mayor and Aldermen in connection with a Fete proposed to be held early next year for the purpose of raising £5000 to meet the needs of the Hospital in the matter of accommodation for its nurses.

Received and cooperation granted.

From Robert Hollis MLA asking the permission of the Council to exhibit calico signs in the Disparity in connection with the forthcoming Parliamentary election.

Received and permission not granted.

From John Archibald calling attention to the state of the brick paving in Darley Street and the annoyance to residents and others caused by the behaviour of persons outside the Stadium Picture Show attracting patrons towards it.

Received and the former referred to the Works Committee and letter to the Police Authorities.

From John Archibald in reply to a communication addressed to him on the 19th intimating the Council’s decision to enforce the Regulations in connection with the erection of cottages in John Street and suggesting the recession of the regulation requiring 9 inch walls and substituting 4 ½ inch walls.

Received.

From Robert S Young asking to be relieved of the duties of Building Surveyor on the ground that his other duties prevents him from giving it the necessary attention.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

The Overseer of Works reported in connection with the letter from Mr A E Clayton received at last meeting suggesting certain alterations to the carriageway and footway to enable Mr Clayton to have a fairly level crossing to his premises in Holt Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

The Overseer of Works reported in connection with the letter from John Ahearn received at last meeting of the Council that Mr Ahearn did not supply the metal in accordance with specification and when pointed out to the Works Committee the complaint was upheld by them.

Received and previous resolution adhered to.

From Spain and Cosh submitting plan and specification of proposed alteration to premises No 304 and 306 King Street Newtown.

Received and plans to be approved if made to accord with Regulations as to partition walls.

Reports

The Overseer of Works

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

Received

The Inspector

amongst other matters reported the receipt of one application to sell ham and beef under license Ordinance No 56

Four Applications to be registered as milk vendors under the Dairies Supervision Act.

Three Applications for licenses to sell fish and rabbits under Ordinance No 56.

The issue of a number of notices for the removal of a number of advertisements from walls of buildings and asking permission to prosecute in cases where said notices are not complied with.

Received and licenses in registrations granted as recommended and authority given to prosecute for non-compliance with notices as to the removal of advertisements on Walls.

Motions Pursuant To Notice

Alderman Bamfield moved:

1 “That the annual subscription of three guineas to the Local Government Association of New South Wales for the year 1910-1911 be now voted and paid.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Alderman Campbell moved:

2 That the footpath in Station Street East side of Holt Street to No 88 be brick paved at an estimated cost of £7.10.0.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

Alderman Macready moved:

3 That the carriageway in Holt Street from King Street to Station Street be reformed ballasted and metalled at an estimated cost of £95 and referred to the Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

Order of the Day

“In accordance with the resolution passed on 16th instant the Council in Committee of the Hold to consider the advisableness of making presumptions for the purpose of permanently improving the Municipality.”

Alderman Bamfield moved:

That the “Order of the Day” be considered in Committee with closed doors.

Seconded by Alderman Jones supported by Alderman Macready and carried.

In committee the question generally was very freely considered from the present and prospective few and on the Council resuming the Mayor brought up the following report which was adopted viz:

(1) “That this Council is of the opinion that Wilson Street and Missenden Road ought be widened.”

(2) “That a Committee be appointed to draft a Bill for submission to Parliament to resume properties for improvements within the Municipality such Committee to consist of the Mayor and Aldermen Campbell, Clegg, Smith and Bamfield.”

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

Confirmed this 13th day of September 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

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