O.M.

No. 11/13

4th July 1911

 

Tuesday 4th July 1911

 

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

 

Present

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

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

183 From Alderman H T Morgan applying for leave of absence.

Received and 3 months leave granted.

183A From A Macintosh Town Clerk applying to such leave of absence and forwarding doctors certificate in support of same.

Received and the Council regrets to hear of his continued illness and expresses the wish that he will soon be restored to his accustomed health.

184 From Town Clerk Marrickville concerning the stormwater drainage in the vicinity of Alice and Wells Street and stating that an officer of the Public Works Department has selected a site for the depot in connection with the work and that the work commenced within the next fortnight.

Received.

185 From Railway Commissioners with regard to the congested condition of King Street Newtown and stating that it would be in the interests of the Tramway traffic if the streets were wider yet at the same time the traffic is carefully managed which is borne out by the few accidents that occur.

Received.

186 From the United Charities Fund applying for permission to take up the Annual Street Collection on Saturday October 14th 1911.

Received and permission granted.

187 From Railway Commissioners with reference to the light at the foot of Phillip Street which at times is put out and stating that the Inspector General of Police has been communicated with and asked if such steps can be taken as will prevent the light being interfered with.

Received.

188 From C Arnold calling attention to the need of a light in a short Street between Bedford and Trade Streets Mr Juleff’s stove factory.

Received and information to be given.

189 From H Hickson forwarding plan of proposed stage to be erected at 448 King Street.

Received and permission to be given subject to the Overseer’s satisfaction.

190 From Morrow and De Putron and other Architects asking that the time in connection with Competitive Designs for a new Town Hall to be extended to 9th September and survey to be made.

 

Reports

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 3rd July consisting of 3 paragraphs concerning various proposals referred to them from the Council.

The Mayor moved: That the Works Committee’s report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

The Lighting Committee

submitted their report dated 3rd of July 1911 consisting of 5 clauses dealing with various matters referred to them from the Council.

The Mayor moved: “That the Lighting Committees report as now read 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 under progress also submitted a plan of plumbers workshop to be erected in Gowrie Street.

Received and plan referred to Works Committee.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported amongst other things having received 1 application to be registered as a milk vendors 11 applications to sell fish and rabbits 1 application for butchers cutting cart license also that he appeared at the Court on Monday 3rd of July to prosecute P.M. Scott for not keeping her premises clean and was fined £2 with 6/- costs.

Also that the Police were complaining of the Joy Wheel on Enmore Road becoming a nuisance and served a notice on the proprietor to remove same and which is being complied with.

Received and action re-Joy Wheel approved.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the sum of £3.30 be now voted from the General Fund to pay the annual subscription to the Municipal Association of N.S.W for the current year in accordance with section 179 of the Local Government Act 1906-7-8.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

Alderman Bamfield moved:

2 “That the kerb and gutter in Aylesbury Street South side be completed to Elizabeth Street and foot path tarpaved at an estimated cost of £48 and referred to Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

3 “That the tar paved footpaths in Campbell Street (where required) be renewed at an estimated cost of £9 and referred to Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

4 “That the tarpaved footpath is in Longdown Street (where required) be renewed at an estimated cost of £9 and referred to Works Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

5 “That the tarpaved footpaths in Little Queen Street (where required) be renewed at an estimated cost of £7.10.0.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

This being the business the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 18th day of July 1911.

Signed Charles H Turtle, Acting Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 11/14

18th July 1911

 

Tuesday 18th of July 1911

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 18th July 1911 at 7.30pm.

 

Present

Alderman Bamfield, Clegg, Edwards, Lewis, Cousins, Lawler, Turtle, Smith.

Apologies were received from The Mayor and Alderman Elstub the non-attendance through sickness also from Alderman Macready through inability to attend.

Alderman Turtle was elected to the Chair.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

191 From J Preston asking if the Council can see their way clear to place another lamp in Camden Street as it is very dark near his shop and men use Street as a convenience.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

192 From R Ashter stating that he purchased the water trough at the corner of King and Alice Street’s and asking for permission to remove same.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

193 From Mrs A F Andrews and asking if the Council grant the use of the Hall on or about the 15th August the purpose of holding a concert to raise funds for the Newtown [—].

Received and request for use of Town Hall be complied with the Council accepts no responsibility.

194 From the Premiers Office with reference to the widening of King Street Newtown and stating that the Acting Premier has invited his colleague the Minister for Public Works to consider the matter and advise them of his conclusions.

Received.

195 From the Institute of Architects pointing out that the conditions for the competition for a new Town Hall of very ambiguous and unsatisfactory and stating that they would be happy to assist in revising the conditions if desired.

Received and to be left in the hands of the Mayor to make enquiries and report to the next meeting of the Council.

 

Reports

 

The Finance Committee

reported having paid under votes of appropriation since the last meeting of the Council the sum of £1143.1.0 and recommending for payment accounts amounting to £191.10.3.

The Acting Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committees report as read be and the same is hereby confirmed.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

The Monthly Financial Statement

prepared by the Clerk to 30th June and examined by the Finance Committee showed a Credit balance in the General Fund of £3887.15.6.

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress also submitted plan for a shed to be built of ward and iron at 546 King Street Newtown.

Received and permission for plan granted.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported amongst other things having received 13 applications to sell fish and rabbits also on 17th instant he purchased 12 samples of milk and submitted them to the Government Analyst for report.

Received.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Cousins moved

1 That the freestone crossing at the intersection of Norfolk and Redwin streets be renewed at an estimated cost of £6.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

2 That the freestone crossing at the intersection of Harold and Union Street be renewed with old cubes from yard at an estimated cost of £7.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

3 That the carriageway in Gowrie Street from Iredale Street to Munni Street top dressed in a strip of tarred metal four feet wide laid alongside East gutter at an estimated cost of £120 and referred to the Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

 

Alderman Lawler moved

4 That the carriageway in Commodore Street be top dressed at an estimated cost of £30 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

5 That the carriageway in Hawken Street be repaired and top dressed at an estimated cost of £25 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Cousins and carried.

 

Alderman Macready to move

7 That a 60 cp lamp be placed on the first post on the left side of Camden Street from King Street.

8 That a 60 cp lamp be placed on post in Station Street opposite Rawson Street.

9 That the carriageway of Sarah Street be remetalled and when consolidated top dressed with tar and sand at an estimated cost of £75.

10 That the following resolution passed by the Council on 20th of June 1911viz

“That the watering of King Street Newtown from St Peter’s Bridge to Bligh Street be discontinued during the winter months be and the same is hereby rescinded.

11 The tenders be called for the supply of a new Silt Cart and dealt with at the next meeting of the Council.

12 That the Works Committee of this Council confer with the Works Committee of the Petersham Council re the advisableness of widening the roadway of Bedford Street from Pierce Street to Railway Avenue Petersham. Report result of Conference to next meeting of the Council.

The mover being absence to stand over till next meeting.

 

This being the business the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 1st day of August 1911.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

S.M.

No. 11/7

24th July 1911

 

Monday 24th July 1911

 

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Council held on the above date at 10.30pm.

 

Present

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

 

Business

To make arrangements for filling the position of Town Clerk rendered vacant by the decease of Mr Archibald Macintosh and to determine the salary to be paid in connection therewith.

 

The Mayor moved

“That applications be invited from candidates duly qualified under the provisions of the Local Government Act to fill the position of Town Clerk to this Council – Salary at the rate of £325 per annum payable monthly – applications in writing to be lodged at the Town Hall by noon on Tuesday 1st August next – Personal canvass of the Aldermen not to be permitted and to disqualify the Candidate.

Seconded by Alderman Smith.

 

Alderman Lewis moved as an amendment that the salary be £375 per annum.

Seconded by Alderman Macready.

The amendment being put it was lost and the resolution carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

“That a letter be sent to Mrs McIntosh and family conveying the sincere sympathy of the members of the Council at the sad bereavement which has recently fallen them in the passing away of Mr Macintosh also expressing regret at the loss of his valuable services to the residence of Newtown.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried by the Aldermen standing with the bowed heads as a tribute of respect.

 

This being the business the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 1st day of August 1911.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

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