Tuesday 7 November 1911

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on the above date at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 7 November 1911.

 

Present

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

 

Apology

Alderman Lawlor apologised for the absence of Alderman Cousins.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

280 Letter from G A Kitt Bookkeeper applying for holiday leave of absence. Alderman Morgan moved “That the letter be received and 2 weeks leave granted at a time approved by His Worship The Mayor.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

281 Letter from the Under Secretary Department of Public Works intimating that it is advisable to amend the Arbitration Award re-time for sweeping paths as 8am is deemed late enough to the comfort of the Public.

Received.

282 Letter from the Postmaster Newtown asking if the Council has any objection to the substitution of a small letter receiver at the corner of Wilson and Watkin Streets.

Received and permission to be granted.

283 Letter from Mrs Smithwest asking permission to hang a cross blind without Advertisement at 105 Denison Street.

Received and referred to the Inspector.

284 Letter from Messrs Greenwood and asking permission to hang a blind across the footpath at 241 King Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

285 Letter from Power and Adams asking approval of an amendment plan of Sanitary Conveniences at No 224 King Street.

Received and approval granted.

 

Reports

Finance Report

The Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under Votes of Appropriation since last meeting amounting to £1174.8.1 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £471.4.4. As per details set forth on pages 97/98 of Finance Book Total £1645.12.5.

Resolved “That the Finance Committees Report be received and adopted and the Accounts recommended be paid.”

The Finance Committees Special report recommended:

1 “That after consideration of the various Town Hall schemes your Committee recommend that the whole matter stand over and the Architects (Messrs Morrow and De Putron) be asked to meet the Finance Committee for a general discussion.”

2 “That having fully considered the whole scheme as submitted by the Newtown Play grounds Committee it is found that the majority of the site submitted are unsuitable or excessive in price and your Committee regret that they cannot recommend the scheme as a whole but it is recommended that the Minister for Public Instruction be asked to dedicate the land at the corner of Wilson and Fitzroy streets for the purpose of a Children’s playground and that the Minister be also requested to resume land on both sides of the North Newtown Public School to provide a larger playground for the children and that the matter of forming a reserve 20 feet wide along the Cemetery side of Federation Road for the purpose of a children’s playground be held over for further consideration.

Resolved: “That the Finance Committees Special report re-Town Hall and Play grounds be received and adopted and its recommendations carried into effect.”

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 1st November 1911 dealing with proposed Building Ordinance as prepared by the Local Government Association and suggesting certain the men bins as set forth in paragraphs 1 to 32 of the report.

Resolved: “That the Works Committees report be received and adopted and the Local Government Association be asked to body the recommendations made in their report to the Government.”

 

Overseer of Works

The Overseer of Works reported various works in progress or completed during the past fortnight and recommending the approval of certain plans.

Resolved: That the Overseer of Works report be received and Messrs Abels and Mc Calls plan and buildings approved following Plans and specifications to be submitted to the Works Committee for report.

1 Additions to 30 to Denison Street 2 Work shed 58 Enmore Road 3 Stable at 488 King Street. Also 2 picture shows Enmore Road and Wilson Street.

 

Sanitary Inspectors Report

submitted received and adopted the necessary authority been given to prosecute or serve official notices in connection with paragraphs 4 and 5 of the report.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

1 Alderman Turtle moved: “That the Minister for Public Instruction be requested to resume the block of land known as Eggleton’s Paddock situated in Norfolk Street and close proximity to the Newtown Superior Public School for the purpose of providing adequate playground space for the school.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

It was further directed that the co-operation of the Members of Parliament for the District be invited in connection with the playground schemes.

 

2 Alderman Turtle moved:

That a 60cp lamp be placed in Australia Street between Lennox and King Streets to be referred to the Lighting Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

 

3 Alderman Macready moved:

That the recommendation of the Lighting Committee re substitution of 1500cp lamps in place of all small lamps in King Street Newtown be carried out forthwith. The motion to also include the lights on Enmore Road.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

4 Alderman Macready moved:

That a 60cp lamp be placed at the junction of Crescent and Station Streets to be referred to the Lighting Committee for report.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

5 Alderman Macready moved: That owing to the shortage of blue metal the Town Clerk be instructed to enquire the price of a quantity of white metal.

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

6 Alderman Macready moved: That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability of using cement that the purpose of repairing gutters throughout the Municipality.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

7 Alderman Macready moved: That Enmore Lane from Station to Reiby streets be remetalled and when consolidated top dressed with tar at an estimated cost of £22 also that the guttering be renewed where required at an estimated cost of £30. To be referred to works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

8 Alderman Macready moved: That the guttering of Cambridge Street West side from Enmore Road to Cavendish Street renewed at an estimated cost of £9. To be referred to the Works Committee for report.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Bamfield moved:

9 That the kerb and gutter and tar paving alongside the new government Savings Bank in Whateley Street be remetalled at an estimated cost of £19.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Macready asked if the building in Darley Lane had been finished as indicated by the application approved.

His Worship The Mayor said he would have the matter enquired into and the necessary notices forwarded.

Alderman Edwards asked that some holes in John and Darley and Wells Streets be attended to.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 21st day of November 1911.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

 

Tuesday 21st November 1911

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 21st November 1911.

 

Present

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

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

286 Letter from the Secretary of the Local Government Association acknowledging with thanks Council suggestion re the proposed Building Ordinances.

Received.

287 Letter from A S Hawken Police Magistrate intimating that the Revision Court will be held at the place fixed by the Council on Tuesday 5th of December 1911.

Alderman Turtle moved: “That the Communication be received and the Town Hall Bedford Street Newtown be the place appointed by this Council for the holding of the Open Court for the purpose of revising the Lists of Electors for the Municipality of Newtown.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

288 Letter from the Secretary for Railways intimating that the necessary repairs have been effected at the Newtown Goods Siding.

Received.

289 Letter from the Under Secretary for Lands asking if this Council will accept all responsibility with respect to “right of use” dedication of land forming part of the Area covered by Certificate of Title Volume 994 Folio 225 embraced within the limits of Yaralla Lane.

Alderman Morgan moved: “That the communication be received and the Under Secretary for Lands be informed that this Council is willing to accept all responsibility with respect to the dedications by use of the portion of Yaralla Lane referred to and this Council requests that the Alignment be established as surveyed and marked on the ground.”

Seconded by Alderman Macready and carried.

291 Letters from the Minister for Public Instruction intimating that the matter of Play grounds for the Newtown Schools is being investigated.

Received.

292 Letter from the Ryde Council asking for cooperation in an endeavour to have a system of weekly tram fares to and from Sydney arranged for the Suburbs.

Received and cooperation granted.

293 Letter from the Erskineville Council asking if this Council will contribute half the cost of erecting a Monier water trough for horses at Concord Street Erskineville.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

294 Letter from J Whittall offering white metal at 8/-per ton delivered in Newtown.

Received and referred to the Overseer for report.

294A Application from F J Foot for holiday leave was left in the hands of the Mayor.

295 Letter from the Secretary Department of Public Health covering report on 11 samples of milk analised.

Received.

296 Circular letter from the Under Secretary for Works covering Amendments in Regulation 4.

Received.

Application from A W Collis for Council’s approval of the plan and specification of alterations to Cottages in Bedford Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for Report.

 

Reports

Works Committee

The Works Committee submitted their report dated 13th of November 1911 as contained in pages 180/1 of the Works Committees minute book containing 12 paragraphs dealing with various matters.

On the motion being submitted “That the Works Committees report be received and adopted.”

Alderman Turtle moved as an amendment: “That the Works Committees report be received and adopted with the exception of paragraphs Number 4 and 5 applications made by H W Moore for Council’s approval of plans and specifications of an open air picture show in Wilson Street and from F Phillips for open air picture show in Enmore Road and that in both cases the application for Council’s approval be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

The Sanitary Inspectors report

The Sanitary Inspectors Report was submitted and it was resolved “That the report be received and the Inspector confer with the Medical Officer of Health re-works necessary to be carried out in Angel Street to ventilate the sewer. That Messrs W C Winsttanley D Danely and G M Agazziz be registered as Milk Vendors and that authority be given to serve the statutory notice on the Owner of No 43 Australia Street.”

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved:

1 “That the specification Committee be and is hereby instructed to prepare specifications for the Annual Contracts for the Minister Paul Year commencing 1st of January 1904 submission to the Council at its next ordinary meeting.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Lawlor moved:

2 “That it be referred to the Lighting Committee to report upon the advisability of suspending the Electric Lights over the centre of the carriageway of Holmwood and Dixons Streets.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Questions without Notice

Alderman Turtle asked of the matter of the Boundary Lane between Newtown and Sydney had been settled yet?

His Worship The Mayor said a further appointment would be made in connection with this matter.

Alderman Lawler asked that a letter be sent to the Railway Commissioners asking that St Peter’s be made a stopping place for the Belmore Trains for the convenience of a large number of people doing business in Newtown.

His Worship The Mayor said he would cause the letter as indicated to be forwarded.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 5th day of December 1911.

 

Signed Harold T Morgan, Chairman Mayor.

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