S.M.

No. 11/4

 

6 February 1911

 

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Lewis, Smith, Edwards, Macready, Rigg, Elstub, Lawler, Turtle, Clegg, Alderman Cox sent a written apology and Alderman Bamfield apologise for being absent at the election.

 

Business

The election of Mayor for the year 1911-1912

 

the Returning Officer having invited nominations Alderman Morgan proposed all Alderman Rigg and Alderman Lewis nominated Alderman Clegg there being no further nominations the Returning Officer declared Aldermen Rigg and Clegg as candidates for the election of Mayor.

After being put to ballot the result was 5 to 5 and Alderman Rigg moved that Alderman Clegg draw lots and drew the blank thus declaring Alderman Rigg as Mayor who was officially declared by the returning officer.

Alderman Rigg replied thanking the Aldermen that he was elected and stated that he would do all in his power for the good of the Municipality generally.

Several other of the Aldermen responded.

Alderman Turtle moved that a vote of thanks be recorded to the Returning Officer.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1911.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 11/3

14.2.11

 

Tuesday 14 February 1911

 

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

 

Present

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

 

Correspondence

30 From Department of Public Works drawing attention to the fact that Ordinance No 2 and Regulation No 4 have been amended.

Received.

31 From Department of Public Works drawing attention to the Statistical Returns for 1911 which must be prepared within 2 months after the close of each year in accordance with Regulation No 9.

Received.

32 From Messrs Weeks Whites Ltd asking for permission to place an advertising case on the wall of their premises in Enmore Road.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

33 From Department of Lands inviting attention to a notice in the Government Gazette of 8th February 1911 relating to the alignment of certain streets is and lanes within this Municipality.

Received.

34 From Department of Public Works drawing attention to the fact that Ordinance No 23 has been amended dealing with appeals against Crown properties.

Received.

35 From Sydney Syne with regard to the Council refusing permission to paint a sign at 484 King Street.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

36 From Mrs A Raymour applying for permission to run a Merry go Round on vacant land situated at the corner of Wells Street and King Street and owned by Mrs Tattersall.

Received.

37 From the Engineer New South Wales Government Tramways advising that it is intended to commence the work of re-laying the tramline between Newtown Bridge and St Peters Bridge commencing at the St Peters end.

Received.

38 From Hospital Saturday Fund asking permission to carry out the 18th Annual Outdoor Collection to be held on Saturday 6th May 1911.

Received and permission granted.

39 From the Chief Commissioner of Railways stating that in connection with the widening of the Railway between Sydney and Sydney the level crossing at Edgeware Road will be closed and an over Bridge erected and as portion of the works will be within this Municipality asking if the Council would give its consent to the arrangement of the approaches as per plan forwarded.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

40 From Board of Health forwarding a report on chemical examination of 6 samples of milk collected by Inspector Watson on 10th of January 1911 and stating in the case of G Stevenson it is found necessary to prosecute.

Received and prosecution to be made.

41 From Department of the Attorney General and Justice with regard to the hearing of Appeals against Municipal properties and asking whether the Council desires the Court to be held in the Council also asking to be supplied with the number of Appeals likely to be heard.

Received and information to be supplied.

42 From J A Smith stating that he cannot get a rental return on the capital put out on the property in Crescent Street refused by the Council to be used for advertising purposes and asking to be allowed to used part of same.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

43 From G Ashton with reference in the matter of an application by the Municipal Employees Union of New South Wales for the Constitution of the board for the following group of industries viz:

Employees of Municipal and Shire Councils and employees of Contractors with Municipal and Shire Councils (not being employees otherwise included in the Schedule) throughout the County of Cumberland.

Received.

44 From W N Stone stating that he will forward the water van before the end of the month. Received.

45 From Department of Lands inviting attention to a notice in the Government Gazette of 18th of January 1911 relating to the alignment of certain streets and lanes in this Municipality.

Received.

46 From Department of Lands inviting attention to a notice in the Government Gazette of 8th February 1911 relating to the alignment of certain streets and lanes in this Municipality.

Received.

47 From C Ritchie applying for renewal of Hoarding Licenses for Hoarding in Speares Paddock Newtown.

Received and Licenses granted.

48 From Manager Government Savings Bank of N. S. Wales (Newtown) pointing out that the Commissioners are exempted from rates on the properties 240 and 242 King Street Newtown under section 131 of the Local Government Act.

Received and referred to Finance Committee.

49 From Hollander and Govett applying for Renewal of Hoarding Licenses as per list in this Municipality for the year 1911.

Received and permission granted for Hoardings excepting those on walls.

50 From Worker Newspaper Trustees applying for renewal of Hoarding Licenses in Lord Street for the year 1911.

Received and licence granted.

51 From T Dourey complaining about the trees which grow in the compliment and overlapping the Street near his property and Forbes Street and further to the oversight of the Council having no electric lights in Forbes Street.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

52 From the Newtown Harriers applying for the use of the Hall on Wednesday 1st of March 1911 8pm for the purpose of holding the Annual General Meeting.

Received and request granted.

 

Reports

The Overseer of Works

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

Received.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported amongst other things having received 9 applications to be registered as Milk Vendors 11 applications to sell fish and rabbits and one butchers license to be transferred.

Also on the 7 instant he purchased 9 samples of Milk and on the 10th 1 sample and submitted them to the Government Analyst for report.

Also that the Arcadia Amusements boy had erected a canvas structure without permission of the Council.

Also that 2 advertising cases have been exhibited on walls at 163 King Street and 204 Enmore Road.

Received and adopted licenses be granted as recommended prosecutions as recommended and the advertising cases be referred to the Works Committee.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Lewis moved:

1 “That the carriageway in Bucknell Lane from Brown Street to Bucknell Street be tarpaved at an estimated cost of £248.”

2 “That the carriageway and Watkin Lane be tar paved at an estimated cost of £108.”

3 “That the carriageway in Watkin Street from King Street to Wilson Street be tar paved at an estimated cost of £490.”

4 “That the carriageway in Fitzroy Street from Fitzroy Lane to presents tar paving be tar paved at an estimated cost of £99.”

5 That the carriageway in Hennings Lane be tar paved at an estimated cost of £68 and referred to the Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

6 That one lamp be placed at the top of Watkin Lane in Buckland Lane and one that near Brown Street.

7 That one lamp be placed in the Forbes Street between Wilson Street and Darlington Gas Lamp.

8 That one lamp be placed in Church Street at the corner of Federation Road.

9 That the pole in Missenden Road from Campbell Street be moved two feet westerly to clear the footpath in Missenden Road and referred to the Lighting Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

10 That it be referred to the Works Committee to report on the cost of having iron signs with the name of such Street or Lane placed on one side of each corner in the whole Municipality.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

11 Notice for the rescission of instructions dated the 17 January to Sanitary Inspector to employ one man in connection with the work of sweeping the wood blocks at 6/8 per night. That the amount 6/8 be and is hereby rescinded.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

13 That the man employed a sweeper upon the woodblocks receive payment at the rate of 8/-per night.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

11 That the whole of the correspondence dealing with the supply of Electric Light to this Council from the City Council and from the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Ltd be laid on the table.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

14 That the footpath in front of Nos 85 and 87 Wells Street be brick paved at an estimated cost of £4.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

15 That the footpath in Pearl Street West side from Wells Street to Lane be brickpaved at an estimated cost of £9.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

16 That the footpath and Hawken Street West side from Laura Street to Alice Street be brick paved at an estimated cost of £37 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Clegg moved:

17 That the Councils represented on the Conference appointed to consider matters of common interest and especially the Greater Sydney Scheme be requested to appoint three delegates to consider matters undetermined by the late Conference in any further matters referred to it by any of the Councils.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

18 That the Erskineville Council be requested to appoint a committee to confer with a committee from this Council to consider whether it is feasible and practicable for the Municipalities of Newtown in Erskineville to amalgamate.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

19 That Wilson Street be tarmetalled as recommended by the Works Committee and the sum of £1188 be voted to carry out the work.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

20 that the Standing Committees consisting of the Finance Committee Works Committee and Health committee be now appointed and such other Committees as the Council consider necessary.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

The following Committees were elected by ballot in accordance with clause 64 of Ordinance No 1.

 

Finance Committee

Alderman Morgan Alderman Bamfield Alderman Turtle Alderman Clegg.

 

Works Committee

Alderman Lewis Alderman Macready Alderman Lawler Alderman Edwards Alderman Elstub.

 

Health Committee

Alderman Lewis Alderman Macready Alderman Lawler Alderman Edwards Alderman Elstub.

 

Lighting Committee

Alderman Elstub Alderman Smith Alderman Lawler Alderman Macready Alderman Lewis.

 

Specification Committee

Alderman Lewis Alderman Macready Alderman Lawler Alderman Edwards Alderman Elstub.

 

By Laws Committee

Alderman Morgan Alderman Bamfield Alderman Turtle Alderman Clegg.

 

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Morgan asked if Mr Sims the late wood block Inspector could be furnished with a certificate under seal for the way in which he carried the work out.

It was agreed to give Mr Sims the Certificate.

Alderman Edwards made a charge against Mr Young in connection with the laying of the gutterstones in Lord Street.

It was proposed that Mr Young furnish a report in reply to the charge made by Alderman Edwards.

 

Alderman Rigg called attention to the state of the Lane running off Camden Street the Mayor said he would have it attended to.

 

This being the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 28th day of February 1911.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 11/4

28.2.11

 

Tuesday 28th February 1911

 

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

 

Present

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

 

Correspondence

53 From H Wright Mitchell Library asking if this Council has any old minute books map reports that they could dispose of which might be useful to the story ends and students.

Received.

54 From the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage with regard to the necessity for the reconstruction by this Council of certain gullies which carry the stormwater through the Prince Alfred Hospital Grounds and requesting this Council to take action as soon as possible.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

55 From Department of Public Health forwarding copy of report of chemical examination of nine samples of milk collected by Inspector Watson on 7th instant.

Received.

56 From Department of Public Health forwarding copy of report on chemical examination of one sample of milk collected by Inspector Watson on 10th instant.

Received.

57 From Department of Lands asking whether this Council desires the carriageways and footways of Gibbes Norfolk Streets and etc as shown upon the official plan of alignment survey made for the purpose and catalogued No N 35, 1953.

Received and alignment to be established.

58 From ER Abigail with reference to Roger Quinn of 76 Gowrie Street Newtown who received certain injuries riding a bicycle along King Street Newtown when one of the boys sweeping woodblocks placed his broom under the bicycle and threw him against a passing tram.

Received and referred to Finance Committee.

59 From Department of Lands inviting attention to a notice in the Government Gazette of 15th February 1911 with reference to the alignment of certain streets and lanes in this Municipality under the Public Roads Act 1902.

Received.

60 From Town Clerk Erskineville directing attention to the overflow of stormwater at the corner of Munni and Union Streets Newtown and suggesting that another gully be placed in Munni Street Newtown opposite No 1.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

61 From Town Clerk Alexandria asking cooperation of this Council to urge upon the Honourable the Minister for Works the construction of a subway or other means of communication between Brandling Street or Rowley Place Alexandria to an outlet in Newtown.

Received and cooperation granted.

62 From the Resumed Properties Department stating that assessment No 1088 Enmore Ward opposite the Enmore Public School being an occupied as exempt under the Local Government Act as amended.

Received and referred to Finance Committee.

63 From Town Clerk St Peters asking if any decision has been arrived at with regard to repairs to May Street at a cost of £150.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

64 From SL Cole Mayor of Glebe with reference to the application for Wages Board by Municipal Employees and inviting the Aldermen of this Council to be held in the Glebe Town Hall on 9th March.

Received.

65 From A Beattie asking permission to erect a calico sign on the side of the Town Hall advertising a benefit concert for W W Richardson.

Received and permission granted.

66 From Sarah A Millard stating that while walking up Denison Street she fell on a step and hurt her knee and stating if she has to get medical assistance she will expect the party at fault to pay all expenses.

Received.

67 From Department of Public Works with regard to the Mayoral Elections stating that where the Clerk took the chair same were informal and would have to be recommended by the Governor.

Received.

68 From A Milson with regard to the lamp next to 25 Trafalgar Street and should be shifted so as to show the light up the lane.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

69 From the Commonwealth Marine Company applying for a license for Rag dealers under the noxious Trades Act for the purpose of their business for the manufacture of Mungo and Cotton Waste for the purpose of making hosiery and blankets.

Received and License granted.

70 From S N Becker asking permission to retain the cover as erected over the Arcadia Picture Show in Wilson Street.

Received and prosecution to be withheld for the present.

71 From J Archibald stating that in the early part of next week he will be the owner of property in Edgeware Road and Darley Street to which certain improvements are to be made and stating that he is leaving the colony for about nine months and asking to be granted the time till he comes back.

Received and request complied with.

72 From Frank Lloyd applying for the use of the Hall on Monday 6th March for the purpose of presenting W H Goddard with a testimonial.

Received and request granted.

73 From Alderman William Cox retiring from his seat as an Alderman in Camden Ward.

Received and a by election to be held on Wednesday 22nd of March 1911 to fill the vacancy.

At this stage of the evening the Mayor laid on the table or papers dealing with the correspondence from the City Council and the Balmain Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Limited also the Annual Balance Sheet Reports.

 

Reports

The Monthly Financial Statement

to the 28th of February 1911 prepared by the Clerk and examined by the Finance Committee disclosed credit balance in the General Fund of £3629.0.8 was received and laid upon the table.

 

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to £1584.16.9 and recommend accounts for payment amounting to £739. Also paid out of Trust Fund £40.

Adopted.

 

The Finance Committee

reported recommending 1st that the letter from Messrs Morgan and Morgan Solicitors applying for a refund of rates in Campbell Street to Mr Dixon stand over till next meeting.

2nd That the letter from Mr F C Boulton read the Workmen’s Compensation Act stand over till next meeting and the Broker be asked to attend.

3 That the letter from the Public Works Department with regard to the Boundaries between Newtown and Sydney stand over till next meeting.

4 That the Account from James Trahair for valuation work done during the triennial period ending 31st December 1910 stand over till next meeting.

5 That the letter from the Government Savings Bank of New South Wales stating that 240 and 242 King Street Newtown are not rateable under Section 131 (d) of the Local Government be referred to the Overseer to report as to the date when the buildings were demolished.

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 or stop also rebuilding for the Ice Works to be erected on the Thurnby Estate and that the lanes have not yet been aligned and stating that same should be done as soon as possible.

Received and the plan to be referred to the Works Committee and the question of alignment.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported amongst other things having received 2 applications to be registered as milk vendors and 5 applications to sell fish and rabbits. Also on the 27th instant he appeared at the Court to prosecute G Stevenson for adulterated milk who was fined £10.8.0.

Also received 1 application for a butcher’s license to be granted.

Received and Licenses be granted as recommended.

 

The Overseer of Works

submitted a report in reply to the Charge made by Alderman Edwards re-the work being done in Lord Street.

Received and the explanation to be deemed satisfactory.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 That the following works authorised and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1910 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now revoted viz.

 

Camden Ward

Lord Street tarpave carriageway from John Street to Edgeware Road 515.0.0
Goodsell Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    10.10.0
Lord Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      8.0.0
Darley Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      8.0.0
Wells Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      8.0.0
Dickson Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    10.10.0
Holmwood Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    10.10.0
Alice Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      8.15.0
Angel Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      7.0.0
St John Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      7.0.0
St John Street Remove present gutterstone and substitute 18 inch gutterstone    12.7.0

 

Enmore Ward

Charles Street Metalling carriageway 132.0.0
Camden Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    8.15.0
Holt Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    8.0.0
Short Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      2.10.0
Crescent Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      8.0.0
Bailey Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      6.0.0
Station Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    12.10.0
Phillip Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    12.10.0
Simmons Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    11.0.0
Marion Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      9.10.0
London Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    12.10.0
Metropolitan Road Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    10.10.0
Cambridge Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    12.10.0
Enmore Road Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    10.10.0
Stanmore Road Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      8.0.0

 

Construction of stormwater drain for Margaret Street              937.10.0

 

O’Connell Ward

Lane between Brown and Watkin Street tarpave carriageway 102.0.0

Erskineville Road Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      8.15.0
Whatley Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      3.10.0
Brown Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    11.0.0
Hordern Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      6.0.0
Egan Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      6.0.0
O’Connell Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      7.0.0
Watkin Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    13.0.0
Stephen Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      1.10.0
Missenden Road Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      7.10.0
Bucknell Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      6.0.0
Elizabeth Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      4.5.0
Fitzroy Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      6.0.0
Queen Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      8.10.0
Little Queen Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      4.5.0
Forbes Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      8.0.0
Bligh Street Tarpave within 100 yards of King Street      6.10.0

 

Kingston Ward

 

Lennox Street repair carriageway from Australia Street to Regent Street and ballasted and metal from Regent Street to Oxford Street.    140.0.0
Robert Street tarpave carriageway 22 feet wide    150.0.0
Bedford Street tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    710.0.0
Eliza Street tarpave within 100 yards of King Street    710.0.0
Bishop gate Street repair and top dress footpath        7.8.6
Realignment and alignment of streets and lanes    150.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Lawler moved:

2 That the foot paths in Walenore Avenue be brickpaved at an estimated cost £78 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

3 That the carriageway in Alice Street from King Street to Hawken Street be remetalled 22 feet wide at an estimated cost of £250 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

4 That the carriageway in Alice Street from Hawken Street to Edgeware Road be tarpaved 22 feet wide at an estimated cost of £330 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

5 That the carriageway in Newman Street from Angel Street to Union Street be ballasted and tarpaved at an estimated cost of £310 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

6 That the footpath is in King Street South Camden Ward be renewed and repaired where required and top dressed with tar and sand at an estimated cost of £50.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Alderman Rigg moved:

7 That the carriageway in Liberty Street from Stanmore Road to Trafalgar Street be remetalled and repaired where required at an estimated cost of £209 the Municipality of Petersham agreeing to pay half cost being £104.10.0.

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

8 That the councils Solicitor Mr J H Clayton be instructed to forward his Bill of Costs by next meeting.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

9 That it be referred to the Finance Committee to consider the appointment of a new solicitor to this Council.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

Alderman Elstub moved:

10 That the carriageway in Regent Street from Bedford Street to Albemarle Street be tar paved at an estimated cost of £20 and referred to the Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Macready moved:

11 That the four feet passage at the rear of Pemmell Street from Reiby Street to Simmons Street be tar paved at an estimated cost of £20 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

12 That the carriageway in College Street from Holt Street to Camden Street be tarpaved 26 feet wide at an estimated cost of £400 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

13 That the carriageway in Metropolitan Road from Enmore Road to Sara Street be tar paved 22 feet wide at an estimated cost of £640 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

14 That the footpath in King Street South Enmore Ward be repaired where required and top dressed with tar and sand at an estimated cost of £15.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

15 That a lamp be installed in Kent Lane and referred to Lighting Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

16 That the gutterstones in Australia Street be renewed and repaired as recommended by the Works Committee 28/6/1909 and the sum of £50 be voted to carry out the work.

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

17 That it be referred to the Works Committee to report as to the necessity of tar metalling the carriageway is of Roberts Street [WR] Hopetoun Street and Lane at rear and parallel to Northwood Street.

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

18 That a committee consisting of the Mayor Aldermen Lewis Clegg Macready and the mover be appointed to go into the question of providing Children’s Playgrounds Reserves or Park accommodation for the Municipality and report to the Council.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

19 That the resolution “That the Erskineville Council be requested to confer with a committee from this Council to consider whether it is feasible and practicable for the Municipalities of Newtown and Erskineville to amalgamate” carried at the meeting of the Council held on the 14th day of February 1911 be rescinded.

Seconded pro form by Alderman Lewis and after being put the resolution was lost.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

20 That the foot paths in Commodore Street be brick paved West side from no 51 to little Commodore Street at an estimated cost of £42 East side from Wells Street to No 20 and from No 2 to little Commodore Street at an estimated cost of £50 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

 

Electric Light Papers

At this stage Alderman Lewis called attention to the Electric Light Papers laid upon the table and stated that in July 1909 we advertised to the Balmain Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Limited for prices of 60 Candle Power 1500 Candle Power and 2500 Candle Power Lamps.

On the 4th of November a communication was received from the City councils stating their price for 1500 Candle Power Lamps at £16 per annum while that of the Balmain Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Limited’s offer was an enclosed arc Lamp (1000) Countable power £16.

In December we accept the prices of the Balmain Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Ltd recommended by a majority of the Finance Committee willing to pay their prices £16 for an enclosed arc Lamp or 1000 Candle power and £22 for Candle Power of 2500.

The Mayor stated that the Council had inspected the Lights of both the City Council and the Balmain Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Limited before deciding on which were the best lights and came to the conclusion that the city Lights had no comparison with those of the Balmain Electric Light Power Supply Corporation Limited that if the Council felt dissatisfied with the contract they could terminate same by giving 12 months notice.

 

This being the business the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of March 1911

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

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