10th of October 1911

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Municipal Council of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Monday 10th October 1911.

 

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Clegg, Turtle, Lawler, Cousins, Elstub, Macready, Lewis, Smith, Edwards, and Bamfield.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed on the motion of Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Lawler and signed.

 

Correspondence

257 Letter from the Secretary Newtown Workers Literary and Debating Society asking for the free use of the Town Hall for a science lantern lecture on the 26th instant.

Received and granted on the motion of Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Clegg.

258 Letter from the Secretary United Charities Fund asking permission to exhibit posters and signs in connection with their annual collection on Saturday the 14th instant.

Received and granted.

259 Letter from the Master Brick Carters Association asking that a water trough for horses be erected at the corner of Mary Street and Edgeware Road.

Alderman Edwards moved: “That the letter be received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

260 Letter from the Chief Secretaries Office intimating that in view of the objection raised by the Council the Application of J Dunshea for a License for the Hippodrome Hall has been refused.

Received.

261 Letter from W D Dunshea asking what is required to be done to make the Hippodrome Halls suitable for Public Entertainments.

Received.

262 Letter from the Secretary Sydney City Mission asking permission to make their annual Street collection in Newtown on December 2 1911.

Received and granted on the motion of Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Clegg.

263 Letter from J Campbell asking that the Lane be placed in order behind Mrs G R Purlewis premises in Wilson Street.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

264 Letter from G Boyd soliciting the patronage of the Mayor and Aldermen to a concert to be tended on behalf of Miss K Rappeneker.

Received and patronage granted.

265 Letter from A G Huei covering Circulars 3 proportional representation.

Received and writer to be thanked for the information furnished.

266 Application from Mrs R Smithurst for permission to place a blind supplied by Toohey and Company in front of her premises No 107 Denison Street was received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

267 Letter from the Under Secretary Department of Public Works intimating that provision will be made for holding the Revision Court for supplementary Lists of Electors.

Received.

268 Application from J Are Government for Council’s approval of Plan and Specifications of Stable building at the rear of 21 Queen Street.

Received and Approved.

269 Application from W Short for Council’s approval of Plan and Specification of Stable building at 661/3 King Street.

Received and approved.

270 The following applications were received and referred to the Works Committee for report viz:

270B R Wilson Storage shed for timber 546-550 King Street.

271 L McNeill erection of Picture Show in Watkin Street.

J H Woolley erection of wood shed in Susan Street.

272 Petition

A petition was received from A Browne W Flack B Rhodes and 42 other Residence of Wilson Street Newtown praying for the regular watering of Wilson Street from Burren Street to Forbes Street.

Alderman Clegg moved: “That the petition be received and the request granted Wilson Street to be watered throughout in future.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to 1184.13.8 and recommended payment of accounts amounting to 668.6.9 per details set forth on pages 95 and 96 of Finance Book Total £1853.0.5.

Resolved: “That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby received and adopted.

The Finance Committee further recommended: That £5 be now voted to renew 21 yards of gutterstones in Denison Street.

Resolved: That the Finance Committees report be received and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.

The monthly statement to 30 of September 1911 submitted and disclosed a credit balance amounting to £5565.16.6.

Received and laid upon the table.

The Overseer of Works reported a number of Works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight also Buildings approved under Ordinance 70 and 5 Application submitted for Councils consideration.

Received.

 

The Sanitary Inspector’s Report

the Sanitary Inspector reported the prosecution of W Carrington for milk adulteration fined £5 and 27/-costs and having purchased 14 samples of milk for analysis and recommended 1 That M Crady and W Butt be registered as Milk vendors and 2 That Statutory notices be served under the provisions of the Public Health Act upon the Owners of Nos 1 and 3 Newman Street 22 Station Street and 22 Hordern Street to carry out the necessary repairs.

Alderman Turtle moved “That the Inspector’s report be received and adopted and its recommendations carried into effect and this Council being satisfied that premises Nos 1 and 3 Newman Street 32 Station Street and 22 Hordern Street are in such a state as to be dangerous to health and a nuisance within the meaning of the Public Health Act 1902 Statutory notices be served upon the Owners to abate the nuisance and render the premises fit for human habitation as provided by the said Act.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

Questions with Notice

 

Alderman Lawler asked

1 “What was the number of Gas Lights for Public Lighting in this Municipality at 31st of December 1910?

Answer: 484 Gas Lamps Estimated Candle power 26∙765 Cost for the year 1910 £2007.12.5.

2 “What number of Electric Lights have been substituted for these and their cost.”

Answer: 439 Electric Lights Estimated Candle Power 67∙980 Cost per Annum £1871.15.0.

 

Questions without Notice

 

Alderman Lawler asked that a letter be sent to the Railway Commissioners calling their attention to the bad condition of the cart ways at the Newtown Goods siding and that the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage be again written to with reference to repairs to Angel Street.

His Worship The Mayor said he would have these letters sent.

Alderman Lewis drew attention to the difficult position Shop Keepers have been placed by the new Wages Award their employees could not commence duties before 8.30am while the Ordinance said the foot paths must not be swept between 8am and 7pm he would move for the amendment of the Ordinance at the next meeting.

Alderman Edwards asked how was the Blue Metal being supplied. His Worship The Mayor said “The supply was very inadequate and consequently the works were greatly retarded.

Alderman Macready asked had a man been appointed to look after the trees? His Worship The Mayor intimated that this matter is receiving attention and an appointment would be made as soon as suitable man was available.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

“That this Council do now resolved into a Committee of the Whole to consider with closed doors the Competitive designs submitted for a new Town Hall.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

Upon resuming Council it was reported “That while in Committee of the Whole competitive designs for a new Town Hall were submitted under the Nom de Plumes of 1 Light and Air 2 Bethunga and 3 Q and after careful consideration of the plans and schemes submitted your Committee recommend that the Council award the Premium of £100 to the Architect of the Plans received under the Nom de Plume of Light and Air.”

It was resolved: “That the report of the Committee of the Whole Council be received and adopted and that its recommendations be carried into effect.

Upon opening the sealed envelope it was found that the successful Architects were Messrs Morrow and De Putron.”

Alderman Clegg moved:

“That the whole matter of the erection of a new Town Hall together with design submitted by Messrs Morrow and De Putron be referred to the Finance Committee with the addition of Alderman Lewis to report upon the scheme generally and its Financial aspect with power to consult an Estate expert if deemed necessary.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 24th day of October 1911.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 24th October 1911

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 24th of October 1911.

 

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Clegg, Turtle, Lawler, Elstub, Morgan, Macready, Lewis, Smith and Bamfield.

Apologies were received from Alderman Edwards and Alderman Cousins.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed on the motion of Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Bamfield and signed.

 

Correspondence

273 From the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage intimating that the repairs to Angel Street will receive attention.

Attention.

274 From the Railway Commissioners intimating that the matter of repairs to vehicle tracks at the Goods siding Newtown will receive attention.

Received.

275 Letter from F A Peters intimating that the premises No 224 King Street are to be used by Mr Island for the sale of refreshments teas and etc.

Resolved “That the letter received and the application for Council’s approval of proposed alterations refuse on account of unsatisfactory sanitary arrangements.

276 Letter from J J Herlihy asking on behalf of the Newtown evening continuation School for the free use of the Town Hall on Wednesday evening 29th November next for an entertainment to celebrate the close of the first years work and if His Worship The Mayor will kindly reside on that occasion.

Resolved: “That the letter be received and the request complied with.”

277 Letter from H J Aspinall asking on behalf of his client Mr Thomas Broadly for compensation for damages alleged to have been caused by stormwater is in Chalder and Egan Streets.

Received.

277B Letter from the Present and Secretary of the Newtown School of Arts inviting the cooperation and financial support of The Mayor and Aldermen in an effort to secure better buildings for their Institution.

Received.

278 Letter from B W Gill embodying the report of the Newtown Play grounds Committee re-suitable sites in the various Wards.

Alderman Clegg moved “That the communication be received and referred to the Finance Committee for consideration and report.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

279 Letter from the Local Government Association covering copies of the report of the Building and Subdivisions Committee with proposed Ordinance.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

 

Reports

The Overseer of Works

reported various works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and recommended that plans and specifications of the following Buildings be approved 1 Logan and Stinson 12 Cottages in Lord Street. 2 T Martin Cottage Wells Street 3 J Archibald Cottage Darley Street 4 Dibble additions to 23 Australia Street 5 J P Palazzo additions to shared 126 Darley Street 6 E A Summerhays alterations to shopfront 44 Enmore road and new stable 7 Additions to shed at No 11 Alice Street for A Peterson.

Resolved “That the Overseer of Works report be received and adopted and its Recommendations be carried into effect.”

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 17 October 1911 as contained on pages 174 to 176 inclusive of the Works Committees minute Book containing 12 paragraphs dealing with various matters referred to it by the Council.

Alderman Clegg moved: “That the Works Committees report be received and adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

report was submitted and embodied the following recommendations:

1 That G H Dowel and J Jones be registered as Milk Vendors 2 That the application of Messrs Ireland and Peters to construct 2 WCs at their premises no 224 King Street Newtown be refused as the proposed sanitary arrangements do not comply with the provision of the Pure Foods Act.

Resolved “That the Inspector’s report be received and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Lewis moved:

1 “That as it is found impossible under the terms of the Shop Assistance (Metropolitan Drapers and etc) Award to sweep the Footpath during the hours mentioned in Ordinance 30 (15) The Minister for Public Works be asked to obtain an amendment of the said award or of Ordinance 30 (15) to bring the Award into accord with the law governing this sweeping of foot paths during certain hours of the day.

By consent of Council Alderman Lewis altered the motion to read “That the Minister for Public Works be requested to amend Ordinance 30 (15) so as to provide for the sweeping of foot paths up till 8.45am and thus bring the Ordinance into harmony with the Shop Assistance (Metropolitan Drapers etc) Award.”

Seconded by Alderman Macready and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

“That the footpaths in Susan Street be renewed at an estimated cost of £33. To be referred to the Works Committee for report.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

“That a 60 c p lamp be placed between 52 and 54 Susan Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Elstub asked if any reply had been received from the Church of England Cemetery trustees re water flowing over the Lennox Street footpath.

His Worship The Mayor replied that one of the Trustees (Mr Crane) had called about the matter and promised to have the necessary drains formed.

 

Alderman Bamfield asked if Blue metal could be obtained?

His Worship The Mayor intimated that the supply was still very limited only 1 or 2 trucks being obtained each day.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 7th day of November 1911.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor

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