O.M.

No. 11/18

  1. 9. 11

 

Tuesday 12 September 1911

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 12th of September 1911.

 

Present

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Edwards, Lewis, Smith, Macready, Morgan, Cousins, Lawler, Turtle and Clegg.

 

Minutes

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

 

Apologies

237A His Worship the Mayor apologised for the absence of Alderman Elstub through family bereavement and moved “That a letter expressing this Council’s deepest sympathy be forwarded to Alderman Elstub.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Correspondence

237 Letters from the Railway Commissioners intimating that the erection of an “Out of goods” room at the Newtown Railway Station has been approved of and an additional Porter will be appointed.

Alderman Morgan moved: “That this letter be received and the Commissioners thanked for their attention to this matter.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

238 Application from A J Robertson for permission to erect a Merry go round and Razzle dazzle in Wilson Street was received and the request refused.

239 Letter from the Under Secretary Chief Secretaries office asking if this Council has any objection to the building known as the Hippodrome Hall corner of Denison and Bedford Street is being used as an open air structure by Mr H J Dunshea of 106 King Street Newtown.

240 Letter from WJ Dunshea making a similar enquiry.  Resolved “That both letters be received and referred to the Works Committee for report.”

241 Letter from the Premiers Office re the widening of King Street from Bligh Street to the St Peters Railway Bridge and intimating that it will be necessary in the first place for this Council to submit a practicable scheme with plans and estimates and complete information before any action can be taken by the Government.

Received.

242 Letters from the Lands Department asking if the alignments of Yaralla Street and Lane Brocks Lane and Hennings Lane as shown upon the official plan of alignment will be accepted and intimating that upon payment of half the cost (£5.2.0) the alignment will be established and executive approval sought.

Received and alignments to be accepted and the half cost (£5.2.0) paid.

243 Letter from E H Gill Secretary of the Newtown Play grounds Committee giving the names of Sub Committees formed to enquire into suitable sites for Play grounds in each Ward.

Received.

244 Letter from Mr James Campbell asking for the necessary repairs to the footpath and kerb in front of Mr May’s new shop in Australia Street and to Eliza Street both at the rear.

Received and left in the Mayors hands for attention.

245 Letter from Alice O’Connor asking for compensation for injuries to wearing apparent parable alleged to have been caused through slipping on a nearby tarred path in Reiby Street.

Received.

246 Letter from Messrs Donald and Eklund asking that the electric light in Wilford Lane removed as it is in the middle of their gateway.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

247 Application from E A Turtle for Council’s approval of a Plan of Subdivision of land Lord Street and Edgeware Road.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

248 Application from H Higson for permission to erect a gallery and canvas covering at 480 King Street Newtown.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

249 Application from Mrs R Ferguson for permission to effect renovations and repairs 238 Susan Street Newtown.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

250 Application for permission to erect a shed in Trafalgar Street was received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

251 Letter from the Public Works Department covering Gazette notice of Amendment of Local Government Regulation No 4.

Received.

 

Reports

Finance Report

The Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to £546.5.11 and recommended payment of accounts amounting to £353.5.10 as per details set forth on pages 93/4 Finance book Totalling £899.11.9.

Resolved: “That (the) Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby received and adopted.”

The Finance Committee reported having considered the following matters:

1 Application from G A Kitt (Kiefer) for an increase in salary and recommended “That an increase in salary of one pound per week be granted.”

2 Tenders for silt cart and recommended “That consideration be postponed pending an inspection of the cart.

3 Letter from W Cox complaining of the Brennan Family building on land in Wells Street said to form part of the Lane and recommended “That it is inadvisable to interfere in this matter.”

4 Offer of the proprietor of the Pelma studios to supply photo enlargement of the late Town Clerk (Mr A Macintosh) and recommend “That the matter be left in the hands of the Mayor for attention.

5 That £13 be voted to renew crossing Harold and Union Streets £7 and renew crossing Redwin and Norfolk Streets £6.

Resolved: “That the Finance Committees Report be received and accepted and its Recommendations carried into effect.

 

Financial Statement

The Monthly Financial Statement to 31st of August 1911 was submitted and disclosed a credit Balance of £5631.8.10.

Received and laid upon the table.

 

Overseers Report

the Overseer reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the last fortnight.

Received.

 

The Sanitary Inspectors Report

the Sanitary Inspector reported having purchased 13 samples of milk for analysis and recommended 1 “That 3 applications be granted for registration as Milk Vendors 2 “That the License of G Thomas to sell meat under Ordinance 56 be transferred to J Smith 500 King Street.

Resolved: “That the report be received and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.

 

Motions pursuant to Notice

Alderman Edwards moved:

1 “That the carriageway at the intersection of Darley and John Streets be paved with stone or trachyte cubes at an estimated cost of £45 to be referred to the Works Committee for report.”

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

2 “That the wood blocked carriageway in King Street South be top dressed at an estimated cost of £165.

To be referred to the Works Committee for report.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

3 “That the crossing at the intersection of Dickson Street and Pearl Lane be renewed at an estimated cost of £9.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Macready moved:

4 “That the gutterstones in Sarah Street North side from Marian Street to Simmons Street be renewed at an estimated cost of £17.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

5 “That the foot paths in Hordern Street be renewed or repaired where required and top dressed at an estimated cost of £53. To be referred to the Works Committee for report.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

6 “That the carriageway in Hordern Street from King Street to prospect Street be remetalled at an estimated cost of £70 to be referred to the Works Committee from report.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

7 “That the foot paths in Church Street East side be renewed or repaired where required and top dressed at an estimated cost of £40. To be referred to the Works Committee for report.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

8 “That the carriageway in Church Street from Lennox Street to Victoria Street be remetalled at an estimated cost of £55. To be referred to the Works Committee from report.”

9 “That the carriageway in Mechanic Street be remetalled at an estimated cost of £45. To be referred to the Works Committee for report.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Macready asking that copies of the Works Committees and Overseers report is be furnished that the information of the Aldermen.

His Worship the Mayor said he would have this done.

Alderman Lawler asked “That the water be turned on to the troughs at corner of King and Alice Streets. That Newman Street be repaired. That the asphalt paths in Wells Street be repaired and if necessary repairs be carried out in King Street South.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 26th day of September 1911.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

 

Tuesday 26 September 1911

 

Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Council held at the town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 26th September 1911.

 

Present

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Lawler Turtle and Elstub Morgan Macready Lewis Edwards and Bamfield.

An apology was received from Alderman Cousins.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

253 Letter from C A Turtle withdrawing a subdivision plan of land in Lord Street and Edgeware Road submitted for Council’s approval and intimating that he will sell as per the deposited plan 4470 of the “Lynton Estate.”

Received.

254 Letter from S Zlotkowski asking permission to hold a Buck jumping show on vacant land Enmore Road near Phillip Street.

Received and refused.

255 Letter from J Wilson Junior Assistant Clerk applying for a holiday leave his last leave of absence being in December 1908.

Alderman Morgan moved “That the letter be received and under the circumstances 1 months holiday leave be granted.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

256 Letter from the Under Secretary of Works asking what action has been taken in regard to the matter mentioned in the Auditors Report.

The report of the Auditor Mr W H Cadogan was also submitted showing that in the main the whole of the Councils procedure and books of account were in accordance with the Regulations prescribed but in 7 instances particularised a deviation from the usual course had been made.

His Worship the Mayor intimated that he had gone carefully into the matters mentioned and found they were the most part trivial areas which had already been rectified where this was not so he had directed that the procedure be altered to comply with the regulations the item referring to a reduction in the Valuation Books of Appeals No 5 to 8 was an error in computation which had been rectified and he recommended that the correction as made be endorsed.

Alderman Morgan moved: That the communication be received the corrections made in the Valuation Book in respect of Appeals No 5 to 8 (£2158) be endorsed and the Department notified of the action taken in the matter.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Reports

Works Committee

the Works Committee submitted their report dated 19th September 1911 as set forth on pages 171 to 173 inclusive containing 17 paragraphs dealing with various matters referred to them by the Council.

Alderman Morgan moved “That the Works Committees report be received and adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Macready and carried.

 

Overseers Report

the Overseer of works reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight also works in progress and new Buildings past for erection under Ordinance 70.

Received.

 

Sanitary Inspectors Report

the Sanitary Inspector reported various premises inspected 2 persons registered as Milk Vendors 5 persons licence to sell Fish and Rabbits transfer of License for Butchers cutting cart from T W Davey to H Breach 13 samples of milk taken and information laid against 1 Person for adulterated milk.

Received.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Ordinance No 5 under the Local Government Act 1906-7-8 the Town Clerk (W G Salmon) be and is hereby appointed Valuer to the Municipality of Newtown for the remainder of the triennial period ending 31st December 1913.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

2 “That for the preparation of reports the sum of £5 be voted to purchase suitable Duplicator for the Office.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved: “That a 60 C P lamp be placed between No 17 and 19 Bucknell Street. The same to be referred to the Lighting Committee for report.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

2 “That an additional £100 be voted to ballast the carriageway in Missenden Road as recommended by the Works Committee 18/10/1909.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

Alderman Macready moved:

1 “That the carriageway in Francis Street be repaired and top dressed with tar and sand at an estimated cost of £80 to be referred to the Works Committee for report.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried

2 “That the carriageway in Trafalgar Street be remetalled at an estimated cost of £140. To be referred to the Works Committee for report.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

3 That the footpath in Trafalgar Street South side be renewed or repaired and top dressed at an estimated cost of £30. To be referred to the Works Committee for report.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Elstub asked “That a letter be sent to the Trustees of the Church of England Cemetery notifying them to abate the nuisance caused by the surface waters from the cemetery grounds overflowing the Lennox Street path.

His Worship The Mayor said he would have this letter sent.

It was intimated that the Licensee of the Hotel had been notified that he was at liberty to remove the water trough from its present position in King Street to a position to be indicated by this Councils Overseer in Lord Street.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 10th day of October 1911.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

Month: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12