O.M.

No. 11/5

 

Tuesday 14th March 1911

 

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

 

Present

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

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

74 From G F Patterson asking permission to be allowed to use the balcony of his premises 357 King Street for sleeping on.

Received.

75 From the Town Clerk Petersham agreeing to pay £104.10.0 been one half of the cost of repaving liberty Street from Stanmore Road to Trafalgar Street where required.

Received.

76 From the Department of Public Works notifying the appointment of Alderman Rigg as Mayor of Newtown as proclaimed in the Government Gazette of 1st of March 1911.

Received.

77 From H H G Burgess calling attention to an electric pole erected in front of his property which blocks the light from the lamp in front of his Hotel.

Received and referred to the Lighting Committee.

78 From V Hermann calling attention to the condition which exists at the intersection of Liberty and Gladstone Streets owing to the concentration of stormwater.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

79 From the Town Clerk submitting detailed statement of rates outstanding rates as required by clause 49 of Regulation 6 as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

General Rate Interest
Camden Ward £   92.8.8 £ 13.8.11
Enmore Ward      60.10.2      6.19.4
O’Connell Ward     191.8.3     19.19.9
Kingston Ward       57.2.7       6.11.0
£  401.9.8      46.19.0

 

Received and steps to be taken to recover.

80 From George A Taylor pointing out that the Government is considering legislation affecting the present Local Government Act which aims at the alteration of the present Municiple Franchise which may matererially affect the best interests of the ratepayers and asking the attendance of the Mayor at the Hotel Australia on the 16th instant at 4 pm to discuss the matter with other Mayors of the Metropolitan area.

Received.

81 From T D Glascock with reference to a further conference held in the Town Hall Glebe on Thursday 9th instant re application for the Constitution of a Board for Employees of Municipal and Shire Councils and the matter of the application for the construction of a Board for Watchman Caretakers and cleaners at the Court on 20th of March.

Received.

 

Auditors Report

82 From W H Cadogan reporting having audited the books of the Council to 31st December 1910 and calling attention to the fact that no provision is being made (for) to create a sinking fund for the redemption of the Loans.

Received.

83 From A McDonald A A Williams and 11 other electors requesting that a Public Meeting be convened by the Council to protest against the absorption or amalgamation of the Municipalities of Newtown and Erskineville.

Received and the Mayor to call a meeting.

84 From J H Clayton Solicitor promising to forward his Bill of Costs by the 28th instant.

Received.

85 From John Watson (Sanitary Inspector) applying for a fortnight’s holiday.

Received and application granted.

86 From Mary Prenter applying on behalf of the Liberal and Reform Association of N.S.W for the use of the Town Hall on the 22nd instant from 2.30 to 5pm for a ladies meeting in connection with the forthcoming referendum.

Received and request granted.

87 From Thieles Star Pictures inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present at the presentation of prizes to the successful competitors at the recent singing competition.

Received.

 

Reports

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of miscellaneous works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress also submitted a plan of an addition to a weatherboard building at the rear of 320 King Street and plans for 8 cottages proposed to be erected in Wellington Bedford and Station Streets.

Received the weatherboard additions to Mr Goldsmith’s property 320 King Street not to be allowed and the plans for 8 cottages left in the hands of the Mayor.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

amongst other matters reported having purchased 16 samples of milk and delivered same to the Government Analyst for report the receipt of 3 applications to be registered as Milk vendors under the Dairies Supervision Act 8 applications to sell fish and rabbits under Ordinance No 57 of the Local Government Act. Also reported regarding the insanitary condition of premises no 17 Enmore Road which the Owner failed to remedy notwithstanding the notice served on him and asking authority to serve the statutory notice as required by the Public Health Act.

Received and licenses to be granted as recommended and authority given for action to be taken re the premises 17 Enmore Road.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

 

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the carriageway and Camden Street from King Street to Station Street be tarpaved 1st class at an estimated cost of £171.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

2 “That a lamp be placed in Wells Street opposite No 26 and referred to the Lighting Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

3 “That a lamp be placed in Pearl Street between Alice Street and the present lamp and referred to the Lighting Committee.”

4 “That a pole at the corner of Alice Lane and Pearl Street be removed to the corner of Little Commodore Street and Pearl Street and referred to the Lighting Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Lawlor and carried.

5 “That a lamp be placed at the rear of Mr Baikies property and referred to the Lighting Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Lawlor and carried.

 

Alderman Lawlor moved:

6 “That the footpath in Dolores Street South side from Commodore Street to the school Grounds and from No 24 Edgeware Road be brickpaved at an estimated cost of £29.10.0 and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Alderman Bamfield moved:

7 “That a 6 foot paling fence with 2 rows of barbed wire and the necessary gate etc be erected at the front and rear of ground facing Bligh Street and next to the Councils depot at an estimated cost of £16.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

8 “That the sum of £3 be voted to cover the difference in cost of brick paving and Tarpaving in Wilson Street in front of Messrs Keats and Rumpf’s properties.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

General

Newtown and Marrickville stormwater drain

in reply to Alderman Morgan the Mayor said that he would cause a letter to be sent to the Marrickville Council asking what arrangements they have made with the Department of Public Works the carrying out the construction of the Newtown and Marrickville stormwater drain as suggested in the Department’s letter of 19th December 1910.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 28th day of March 1911.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

 

S.M.

No. 11/5

23rd of March 1911

 

Thursday 23rd March 1911

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Lewis, Macready, Lawler, Edwards, Bamfield and Smith.

 

Business of Special Meeting at 2.30pm

To receive Alderman Clegg’s Rigg resignation as an Alderman of the O’Connell Ward and fix a day for the holding of an election to fill the extraordinary vacancy this caused.

On the motion of Alderman Smith seconded by Alderman Lawler the resignation was received and accepted.

Alderman Lawlor moved:

That Wednesday the 12th day of April be and is hereby appointed the day for holding the election to fill the extra ordinary vacancy.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 28th day of March 1911.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 11/6

28.3.1911

 

Tuesday 28th of March 1911

 

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

 

Present

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

 

Declaration

Alderman Cousins

The Mayor read the Returning Offices Declaration of the result of the Poll and the election of Thomas Draper Cousins as an Alderman to represent the Camden Ward in room of Alderman Cox resigned.

The Mayor then gave a hearty welcome to Alderman Cousins who took his seat at the Council table.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

88 From the Honourable Secretary Institute of Architects of New South Wales directing attention to the advisability of the uniform rule being adopted throughout Municipalities in regard to the submission of plans specifications etc for approval under the Local Government Act and Regulations.

Received.

89 From the Department of Public Works with regard to the conditions under which Shire and Municipal councils may now remove timber from Crown lands.

Received.

90 From Town Clerk Parramatta suggesting an amendment of the Local Government Act which would enable councils to sell vacant land on which for a period of seven years the Rates have remained unpaid.

Received and resolved to cooperate.

91 from the Department of Lands asking to be informed if the Council desires the carriageways and footways of the streets and lanes specified in Gazette of 8 February 1911 Folio 780 to be established as shown on official plan.

Received and carriage and footways to be established as shown.

92 From the Board of Water Supply and Sewerage asking to be notified when the Board’s Contractor for Mainlaying requests the Council to restore on his behalf tarred metal roadways footpaths and etc disturbed during the laying of water mains for the board.

Received and request to be complied with.

93 From the Honourable Secretary LVL no 233 inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to attend a religious service to be held in the St Georges Hall on Sunday 9th of April next at 2.45pm.

Received.

94 From the Department of Lands inviting attention to a notice in the Government Gazette of 15th of March 1911 relating to the Alignment of streets and lanes in the Municipality under the Public Roads Act 1902.

Received.

95 From George A Taylor with the reference to the proposed alteration of the Local Government Act which aims at the alteration of the present Municipal Franchise which may materially affect the best interests of the Ratepayers inviting the appointment of two delegates to attend a conference of Suburban Aldermen to discuss the situation at the Royal Societies House 5 Elizabeth Street Sydney on Thursday 18th may at 8pm.

Received and the Mayor and Alderman Morgan appointed.

96 From the Town Clerk Prospect and Sherwood forwarding copy of a Minute by the Mayor with reference to the Motor Vehicle Act asking cooperation in urging that a Board be constituted to whom all taxes re-Motor Vehicles and Petrol shall be payable to allocate to each Council it’s just due as set out.

Received.

97 From the Sydney and Suburban Build Posting Company for a hoarding license on the side of Mr Marsden’s Cooperage Bailey Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

98 From JG Griffin Suburban Representative water and Sewerage Board notifying improvement to the Water Supply to Newtown and Camperdown and adjacent areas by laying a 20 inch main along Australia Street as recommended by the Engineer in Chief at a cost of about £4,300.

Received.

99 From the Marrickville Council asking for a conference to be arranged between their Works Committee and the Works Committee of this Council on the ground to consider the question of the drainage from Alice and Wells Street’s and suggesting Wednesday 29th instant at 2 o’clock pm.

Received and appointment left in the hands of the Mayor.

100 From the Town Clerk Prahran asking for information relating to the question of rating the unimproved value of land for Municipal purposes.

Received and information to be supplied.

101 From Ernest Andrews and Company directing attention to the condition of the crossing at 55 Australia Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

102 From the Postmaster General Department (Electrical Engineer) forwarding for information plan showing route of proposed telephone conduits.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

103 From C D King 124 Camden Street drawing attention to a back lane at the rear of his premises from which rainwaters flow into his yard.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

104 From Robert SM applying for a holiday during the Easter season.

Received and leave granted.

105 From J H Catts applying for the use of the Town Hall on the usual terms for a political meeting in connection with the Referenda Campaign.

Received and use of the Hall granted free.

106 From Mrs Catts asking that something be done to improve the right of way connecting Metropolitan Road and Marion Street.

Received.

107 From Alfred Barber drawing attention to the Electric Wire that crosses over his property 11 Brown Street as he thinks it is dangerous.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

108 From James A Meek asking the Council to reconsider his application to carry out alterations to the back portion of 320 King Street consisting of weatherboard walls over the existing walls.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

109 From J Moulang asking permission to erect partitions on the 1st floor known as “Rutland Chambers” over the shops Nos 242 and 244 King Street Newtown owned by Mrs James.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts since last meeting amounting to £1015.8.10 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £466.5.8.

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

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

The Finance Committee

reported having dealt with the following matters viz Insurance of Employees under the Employers Liability Act and Compensation Act (2) Reconstitution of boundary between Newtown municipality and the City Council from Church Street to Bishopsgate Street (3) Government of New South Wales Savings Bank revaluation of Nos 240 242 King Street. (4) Resumed Properties Department revaluation of School land in Metropolitan Road. (5) E R Abigail re-alleged injuries to Roger Quinn in King Street Newtown and (6) James Trahair’s claim for Ten guineas the valuation of buildings and additions for triennial period 1911/1913.

The Mayor moved: “That the Financial Committees Special report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 23rd of March 1911 consisting of 38 clauses dealing with various proposals referred to them from the Council.

The Mayor moved: “That the Works Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried Alderman Turtle objecting.

 

The Lighting Committee

submitted their report dated 21st of March 1911 consisting of 17 clauses dealing with a number of letters from ratepayers and proposals remitted from the Council.

Moved by the Mayor: “That the Lighting Committees report as now submitted be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

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 2 applications to be registered as milk Vendors under the Dairies Supervision Act and 6 application for licenses to sell fish and rabbits under Ordinance No 57 of the Local Government Act Authority was sought to serve the Owner of property 17 Enmore Road with the statutory notice and prosecute for neglecting to make the necessary repairs to his property to put them in a sanitary state.

Received and the authority asked granted.

 

Motions Pursuant To Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 7 this Council hereby appoints Mr W H Cadogan Auditor to audit the books of the Council for the half years 30th June and 31st December 1911 at a remuneration of £12.10.0 for each audit.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

2 “That tenders be invited for fittings supplying and lighting the Town Hall and Offices with electricity such lights to consist of 4 100 candle power each with a large Hall and 10 lights of 25 candle power each in the Offices. Tenders to be received and considered at next meeting of the Council.”

The Mover asked and obtained leave to amend the motion by omitting the last clause and substituting therefore: “and referred to the Specification Committee for report.”

The motion as amended was seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

3 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to consider the question of making the necessary alterations to the Town Hall so as to bring it into conformity with the Theatres and Public Halls Act 1908 and report to this Council.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

4 “That the tar paved footpath in front of new cottages in Egan Street from Prospect to Chalders Street be renewed at an estimated cost of £9.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

5 “That the carriageway in Chalders Street from Egan Street to O’Connell Street be tar paved at an estimated cost of £68 and referred to the Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

6 “That the carriageway in O’Connell Street from Prospect Street to the bottom be tar paved at an estimated cost of £228 and referred to the Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

7 “That the gutterstones in Longdown Street from Missenden Road to Elizabeth Street be renewed where required and the carriageway brick paved at an estimated cost of £58 and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Lawlor and carried.

8 “That the pipe crossing at the intersection of Bucknell and Yaralla Streets be removed and an open tarpaved crossing substituted with the necessary alterations to kerb and gutter etc at an estimated cost of £15 and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

10 “That the footpath in Forbes Street be tarpaved and top dressed at an estimated cost of £17 and referred to the Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Lawlor and carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

11 “That it be referred to the Lighting Committee to report as to the advisableness of removing the lamp in Trade Street at the corner of Mr Hewish’s property to the corner of Pierce and Trade Streets.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

12 “That as recommended by the Works Committee (28/6/09) the work of tar metalling the carriageway in Pierce Street carried out and the amount estimated (£65) be voted.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

Alderman Lawlor moved:

13 “That the footpath in Little Commodore Street North side from present tar paving to Commodore Street be tar paved at an estimated cost of £9.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 11th day of April 1911.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

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