O.M.

No. 11/15

1st August 1911

 

Tuesday 1st August 1911

 

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and a full Council.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

196 From Mrs E B Mackintosh and family thanking the Council for the expression of sympathy and the resolution passed on the 24th of July 1911 in their sad bereavement.

Received.

197 From W H Miller asking the Council to remove the stump on foot path in front of his property in Herbert Street also complaining of the trees in the Lane at the rear of his properties as a nuisance by falling leaves.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

198 From the Local Government Association with regard to dwellings being erected on land which is unsuitable and recommending the attention of the Council to Section 54 of the Public Health Act.

Received and the matter to receive attention.

199 From the Local Government Association with reference to the Annual Conference to be held on 26th September and asking if this Council has any resolution to be placed on the Business Paper to forward same by 14th August.

Received.

200 From Executive Committee King Edward VII Memorial forwarding 3 Subscription Lists for the purpose of raising funds to erect a statue to his late magistrate and asking the Council to take the matter up.

Received and lists to be placed on the Office Counter.

201 From Department of Public Works stating that Ordinances Nos 2 and 45 and Regulation No 4 have been amended.

Received.

202 From Town Clerk Sydney with reference to the proposed amending of boundaries between the City and Newtown and stating that it is intended to include provision in a Local Government Amending Bill to be introduced next year to amend the Local Government Act in the direction of removing the necessity for reconstitution of areas in carrying out the proposals for the alteration of the City Boundaries.

Received.

203 From F R Milne asking permission to place a sign at the Town Hall advertising a benefit concert in aid of Mrs Bailey a resident of Kingston Ward.

Received and request granted.

204 From Department of Plans calling attention to a notice in the Government Gazette of 19th July 1911 relating to the alignments of Linthorpe Street Herbert Street and Herbert Lane.

Received.

205 from Department of Plans calling attention to a notice in the Government Gazette of 19th July 1911 relating to the alignments of Pierce Street Stanley Street and Stanley or St Mary’s Lane.

Received and objection to be taken to Pierce Street been included in the Petersham Boundary.

206 from Department of Public Health forwarding copy of report on chemical examination of 14 samples of milk collected by Inspector J Watson.

Received.

207 from A E Herbert asking permission to erect a water trough in front of the Union Hotel in Union Street for public use.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

208 From Local Government Clerk’s Association of New South Wales stating that the conference will be held on the 24 25th and 26 August and asking that the Town Clerk may have vacation to attend same.

Received and permission granted.

209 From Marrickville Cottage Hospital asking permission to take up a Street collection in this Municipality on 2nd September.

Received and permission granted.

210 From Secretary Play grounds Committee forwarding reported meeting held together with the Parks Committee of this Council on Saturday 29th July 1911.

Received and referred to Finance Committee.

211 From G C Szarha forwarding plan and specification for the erection of a roof to the Enmore Picture Theatre on Enmore Road Newtown.

Received and plan approved and permission granted.

212 From Magnet Publishing Company asking to be allowed to retain 2 advertisements at 184 King Street and 204 Enmore Road and forwarding license fees the same.

Received and Licenses granted.

213 From M Richmond calling attention to the alignment of Francis Street and stating that there is a difference of 1 foot 1½ inches in his description of Survey and trusting the Council will attend to the matter as early as possible.

Received and referred to the councils Surveyor for report.

 

Reports

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 31st July consisting of 11 paragraphs dealing with various matters referred to them from the Council.

The Mayor moved: That the report of the Works Committee 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 in progress also re plan for roof to Enmore Picture Show Enmore Road.

Received.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported amongst other things having received 3 applications to sell fish and rabbits 1 application to be registered as a milk vendor also 1 from the Magnet Publishing Company to retain 2 cases of advertisements and recommending same.

Received.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 That the sum of £12 be voted to cover the cost of reforming the floors and gutters and providing new cisterns and splarge pipes also painting the brick work and stalls and tarring below of the Public Convenience Newtown Bridge.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

Alderman Macready moved:

2 That a 60cp lamp be placed on post in Station Street opposite Rawson Street and referred to the Lighting Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

3 That a 60cp lamp be placed on the 1st post on the left side of Camden Street from King Street and referred to the Lighting Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

4 That the Carriageway of Sarah Street be remetalled and when consolidated top dressed with tar and sand at an estimated cost of £75 and referred to Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

5 That the following resolution passed by the Council 20th June 1911 viz “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.

The motion not been in accordance with the Ordinances lapsed.

6 That tenders be called for the supply of the new silt cart and dealt with at the next meeting of the Council.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

7 That the Works Committee of this Council confer with the Works Committee of the Petersham Council read 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.

Withdrawn.

8 That the carriageway of Gladstone Street be remetalled from Phillip Street to Liberty Street at an estimated cost of £115 and referred to the Works Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

9 that the attention of the chief Commissioner for Railways be drawn to-

1 The want of Goods shed accommodation.

2 The insufficiency of the staff at Newtown Goods Station.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

10 That the kerb and gutter on the West side of Maria Lane be completed at an estimated cost of £17.10.0.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

 

Order of the Day

To open and consider applications for the position of Town Clerk.

On the motion of the Mayor the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole with closed doors the purpose of considering the applications.

The committee having considered the 34 applications and reduce the number to 10 at this stage:

The Mayor moved: “That the meeting adjourned till Tuesday 8th August.”

 

Tuesday 8th August 1911

the committee met and considered the remaining 10 applications.

Alderman Morgan moved: “That a progressive Ballott be taken.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

The Ballot resulted in Mr W G Salmon being selected.

The Mayor moved: “That having considered the various applications the committee recommend the appointment of Mr W G Salmon to the position of Town Clerk to the Council of Newtown.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

The Mayor moved and Alderman Morgan seconded that the Council resumed and report progress.

Carried.

The committee having considered the various applications for the position of Town Clerk recommend the appointment of Mr WG Salmon.

The Mayor moved: that the recommendation of the Committee be adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried unanimously.

 

The Council then rose.

 

Confirmed this 15 day of August 1911.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 11/16

15th August 1911.

 

Tuesday 15th August 1911

 

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Edwards, Lewis, Smith, cousins, Lawler, Turtle and Clegg; apologies were received from Aldermen Bamfield and Macready.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

214 From S B Madsen forwarding report in connection with the alignment of Francis Street as complained by M Richmond in letter of 18th July last.

Received.

215 From The Emu and Prospect Gravel Company regretting that they are unable to execute the order of this Council for Metal Screenings.

Received.

216 From G A Kitt Bookkeeper applying for increase of Salary.

Received and referred to Finance Committee.

217 From Department of Lands (4) Letters directing attention to Notices in the Government Sets relating to the alignment of Street and Lanes under the Public Roads Act 1902.

Received.

218 From W G Salmon thanking the Council for the appointment made and stating that his Council are making arrangements so that he may commence on 1st September next.

Received.

219 From R Butler asking permission to remove his Stadium and Picture Show at the corner of Enmore and Addison Roads to King Street at the corner of Georgina Street next to Wright’s Produce Store.

Received and permission refused.

220 From Town Clerk Sydney with reference to proposed repairs to Boundary Lane and requesting that to know whether this Council is desirous of carrying out the work and asking to be furnished with an estimate of the proportion due by their Council.

Received an estimate to be prepared by Overseer of Works and leave it optional whether the City Council or Newtown do the work.

221 From Cox and Allworth complaining of the disadvantage caused by the Electric Lamp placed at the entrance to Christ’s Church the light throws the shadow of trees on the Picture Screen and makes a dull picture and would be pleased if the Council will overcome this in some way.

Received.

222 From Department of Lands with reference to Public Roads and asking if this Council will be good enough to have indicated upon a Map by a band of Red colour the particular roads which the Council desire to control the purposes of traffic and forward same to the Department.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

223 From United Charities Fund asking permission to accept that a small campus sign on some conspicuous place on this building for a week or two prior to the Street Collection.

Received and a week to be allowed.

224 From Town Clerk Rockdale asking the cooperation of this Council to arrange a further Deputation to Minister for Works with regard to the extension of the Cooks River tram to Brighton Le Sands.

Received and cooperation granted.

225 From Major Cooper asking from permission to erect swinging boats on Thurnby Estate Enmore Road.

Received and permission refused.

226 From W Wilson asking to be allowed to make alterations at 178 King Street Newtown as per plan submitted.

Received and permission refused.

227 from WR Smith offering to the Council an enlarged photo of the late Mr A Macintosh framed for 30/-or in 3 inch oak amount at £2.2.0 with tablet bearing name and length of service.

Received and referred to Finance Committee.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid under votes of appropriation amounting to since last meeting £766.4.2 and recommending for payment accounts amounting to £441.1.9.

The Mayor moved: That the Finance Committees Report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

The Monthly Financial Statement

prepared by the Clerk and examined by the Finance Committee showed a credit balance in the General Fund of £4348.7.1.

Received and laid on table.

 

The Finance Committee

reported recommending in accordance with Clause 11 of Regulation 6 that the sum of £52 be voted from the General Fund to carry out specified works.

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

Seconded by Alderman Turtle 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 amongst other things having received 4 applications to be registered as Milk Vendors and 2 applications to sell fish and rabbits.

Also that he purchased 15 Samples of Milk and delivered same to the Government Analyst for report and recommending the licences applied for be granted.

Received.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Macready moved:

1 That the following resolution passed by the Council on June 20th 1911 viz “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.

The mover not been present the motion lapsed.

 

Order of the Day

to open and consider tenders for new Silt cart to this Council. 1 tender was received from W N Stone was received and referred to Finance Committee.

 

This being the business the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 29th day of August 1911.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

O.M.

No. 11/17

29th of August 1911.

 

Tuesday 29th of August 1911

 

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

 

Present

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

An apology was received from Alderman Elstub through Alderman Bamfield.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

228 From Morrow and De Putron asking if the Council would make a further extension of time for closing of the Competitive Designs for new Town Hall.

Received and time extended one month.

229 From Department of Lands directing attention to a notice in the Government Gazette of 16th of August 1911 relating to the alignment of present Lane Prince Whateley streets and under the Public Roads Act 1902.

Received.

230 From Department of Public Health forwarding copy of report on chemical examination of 15 Samples of milk collected by Inspector J Watson 14th instant.

Received.

231 From The Railway Estate Agent stating that the Chief Commissionaire has disposed of two old outhouses at the rear of premises Nos 635 to 637 King Street Newtown to Mr Burgess the removal from the land.

Received.

232 From Superintendent Newtown District Ambulance and Transport Brigade asking for permission to place a sign at the corner of O’Connell and Kingston Street on Mr Ferry’s property also asking to be allowed to place a calico sign on the Town Hall Hoarding to advertise a concert to be held in Saint Georges Hall on 27th September 1911.

Received and request a sign at Town Hall sanctioned; sign at O’Connell Street to prove referred to Inspector.

233 From M Richmond asking to have the kerb stone turned down on flat to allow for a good entrance to his property at the corner of Francis Street and Edgeware Road.

Received and referred to Overseer.

234 from Major Cooper asking further application for permission to erect swinging boats on vacant piece of ground Enmore Road belonging to Mr James O’Neill.

Received.

235 From (William Cox) drawing attention to the Brennan family building on Land in King and Wells Street which they applied for several years ago to be put under the real property Act. He applied and lodged a caveat and through Alderman Morgan and paid the fee. Mr Morgan sent for him and stated that he had seen Mr Brennan and advised him to withdraw the Caveat as the Brennan family would never build on it he therefore withdrew the Caveat and wishes to know what action the Council is going to take in the matter.

Received and referred to Finance Committee for inquiry.

Owner to be notified that he is building on a Lane.

236 From S J Smith asking for permission to place a blind across footpath at 579 King Street Newtown that the purpose of protecting lollies from the heat of the sun.

Received and referred to Works Committee.

 

Reports

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 28th of August 1911 consisting of 5 paragraphs dealing with various matters referred to them from the Council.

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

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

The Lighting Committee

submitted their report dated 28th of August 1911 consisting of 3 paragraphs 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 Lewis and carried.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out during the past fortnight and works in progress. Also submitted 3 plans of buildings to be built of iron and Wood and other to be built at O’Connell Street as a Chemists Manufacturing business. Also breach of Regulations in Darley Lane.

Received.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported amongst other things having received 2 applications to be registered as Milk Vendor’s. Also that during the late rains the road to the Garbage tip became so bad that it was impossible to maintain the Scavenging Service; but through the kindness of Mr Collins he was an able to make temporary arrangements for the disposal of the Garbage in a worked out brick pit until such time as it can be sent to the Ordinary Tip.

Also recommending the transfer of a butchers license from Davies Brothers to W Wallace.

Received and recommendations approved.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the carriageway of Liberty Street be top dressed after the same has been metalled and rolled at an estimated cost of £53 provided Petersham Council pays half.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Macready moved:

2 “That the following resolution passed by the Council on June 20th 1911 viz “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.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

3 “That a 60 candle power lamp be placed in Lord Street between John Street and Edgeware Road.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

4 That a 60 candle power lamp be placed in Darley Street between John Street and Edgeware Road.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

5 That the foot paths in Fitzroy Street be renewed and repaired where required at an estimated cost of £40.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

 

This being the business the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 12th day of September 1911.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

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