Tuesday, November 5th 1912

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday November 5th 1912.

Present

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

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

Letter from the Department of Public Health covering analysis of samples of milk and recommending a prosecution in one case.

Received and prosecution to proceed in the case of sample No 354.

Letter from M Rappeneker requesting the patronage of the Mayor and Alderman in connection with a concert to be given by Miss K Rappeneker on December 5th 1912.

Alderman Clegg moved:-that the B received and the request granted.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and Carried.

Letter from the Department of Public Works offering £15 as a grant for repairs to Margaret Camden and Ferndale Streets where the Storm water channel was recently laid.

His Worship The Mayor moved:-“That the letter be received and the Department of Works be requested to have the repairs carried out as the sum mentioned is an adequate.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and Carried.

Letter from the Public Works Department intimating that Council suggestion to frame and Ordinance to deal with dilapidated fences has been noted for action and any future Bill. Received.

Letter from the Reverend C James accepting the invitation to hold Jubilee Services on Sunday December 8th 1912 and requesting His Worship The Mayor the Aldermen and Town Clerk to attend one of the services on that date in St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church.

It was resolved:- That the letter be received and as many as possible attend the morning service.

Letter from J Moulang complaining of the nerve racking noises caused by jinkers loaded with iron and steel. Received.

Letter from A G Young Solicitor on behalf of Alexander Melville by forwarding Dedication of land to widen Angel Lane to an uniform width of 20 feet and asking for formal acceptance of same.

His Worship The Mayor moved:-“That the letter be received and this Council except under Corporate Seal the dedication of land to widen Angel Lane 2 and uniform width of 20 feet as shown on Surveyor S B Madsen’s plan attached and signed by all parties.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

Letter from the Newtown Brass Band notifying Council of performances in certain localities. Received.

Letter from the Sutherland Shire Council asking cooperation in a protest against the formation of the Good Roads the control of main thoroughfares as proposed by the Government.

Alderman Turtle moved:-That the letter be received and cooperation as desired granted.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and Carried.

Letter from W H Bates asking permission to exhibit on the Rugby Hotel on Fridays a sign notifying a public meeting there in the Evening.

Resolved:- That the letter be received and permission granted until further notice to exhibit the sign on Fridays only.

Petition was received from Kerr and others praying that a right of way at the rear of Commodore Street be reopened.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

 

Reports

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation amounting to £692.11.9 and recommended payment of accounts amounting to £395.16.6 and further that the sum of £609 be voted from the General Fund for the following works (Clause 2 Regulation 6)

 

 

 

 

 

Hawken Street Repair and top dress carriageway £ 27
Forbes Street Repair and top dress footpath £ 19
Campbell Street Repair and top dress footpath £ 18
Longdown Street Renew footpath where required £ 10
Little Queen Street Renew footpath where required £   8.10.0
Fitzroy Street Renew footpath where required and top dress £ 40
Hordern Street Remetal with white metal from King Street to Prospect Street £ 64
Church Street Tarpave carriageway from Lennox Street to Victoria Street £185
Hopetoun Street Metal C W 20 foot wide and top dress £ 89
Northwood Lane Metal and top dress £ 50
Bishopsgate Street Repair footpath £ 8.10.0
Robert Street Metal and top dress £ 83
Erskineville Road Repair footpath Angel to Union Streets £ 5
Reiby Street Repair gutters with concrete £ 2

 

His Worship The Mayor moved “That the Finance Committees report be received and adopted and the Accounts as submitted be confirmed approved and paid and the sum of £609 be voted from the General Fund for the Works enumerated.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

 

Financial Statement

Theme Monthly Financial Statement was received and laid on the table.

 

Works Report

The Works Committee submitted their report as set forth on pages 219 and 220 of the Report book which into alia recommended the approval of the following plans and specifications of Buildings:-

A/ H Clays Theatre Bedford subject to Government architect’s approval.

B/ W Holcombe’s factory 89 and 91 Campbell Street and

C/ Additions to No 13 Pine Street.

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

 

Overseers Report

The Overseer of Works submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight. Received.

 

Sanitary Inspector

The Sanitary Inspector submitted his report as contained on page 8 of the report book and it was resolved “That the report be received and the applications mentioned in paragraph to be granted.”

 

Motion as Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Morgan moved

“That it be referred to the Finance Committee to report upon the advisability of increasing the Town Clerk’s Salary.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and Carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:-

That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability of renewing and re-grading the gutter stones in Missenden Road West side from King Street to No 16 except crossings at Longdown and Campbell Streets at an estimated cost of £21.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed and signed at a duly convened meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 19th November 1912.

 

Signed Harold T Morgan, Chairman.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 19th November 1912

 

Minutes of Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 19th November 1912.

Present Alderman Morgan, Turtle, Elstub, Macready, Smith, Lewis and Bamfield.

Apologies were received from His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Alderman Edwards and Cousins.

It was resolved in the meeting Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Macready that Alderman Morgan reside.

The Chairman referred in sympathetic terms to the illness of His Worship the Mayor who had undergone a rather serious operation and also Alderman Edwards who was at present ill and moved that in both cases a letter expressive of this Councils regret and also of the hope that they would soon be restored to health be forwarded.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and Carried.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

Letter from the Enmore Brotherhood inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to the Annual Meeting and Concert to be held in the Manchester Unity Hall on Wednesday evening 20th instant.

Received and as many as possible to attend.

Letter from Police Magistrate H.S. Hawkins notifying that the Revision Court will be held on 9th December 1912.

Alderman Turtle moved “That the letter be received and the place fixed for the holding of the Open Revision Court be the Council Chambers King Street Newtown.”

Seconded by Alderman Macready and Carried.

Letter from the Honourable Secretaries Mount Lyle Disaster Fund forwarding Subscription List.

Received and to be laid on the Office Counter.

Letter from A. J. Counsell asking permission to hang blinds on balcony at No 57 Enmore Road.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Letter from W. B. Ogden asking permission to place board over a window at No 1 Wilson Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Letter from F. Cash asking permission to affix blinds at No 381 King Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Letter from the United Charities Fund Secretaries thanking Council for the valuable assistance on 19th of October 1912.

Received.

Letter from the Z Barry Secretary to the Fire Commissioners notifying the extension of the provisions of the Act to certain districts.

Received.

Letter from the Reverend J. H. Holden on fighting the Mayor Aldermen and staff to a Special Jubilee Religious service in the Methodist Church on Jubilee Sunday evening December 8th 1912 and also to the Jubilee [—] “The Messiah” on Monday evening December 9th 1912.

Received with thanks and as many as possible to attend on Sunday and Monday evenings December 8th and 9th 1912.

 

Reports

Overseers Report

The Overseer of Works submitted his report as contained in Folios 187/188 of Report.

Received and plans mentioned in paragraph 8 referred to the Works Committee for consideration and report.

 

Sanitary Inspectors Report

The Sanitary Inspector submitted his report as contained in Folio 9 of the Report Book.

Received and applications mentioned in paragraph 4 Approved.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice:-

Alderman Bamfield moved “That the Specification Committee be and is hereby instructed to prepare Specifications for the Annual Contracts for the Municipal Year commencing 1st January 1913 for submission to the Council at its next ordinary meeting.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and Carried.

 

Alderman Macready moved:-

That a dustbin be placed between 210-212 Enmore Road at a probable cost of £6 the Works Committee to report on same.

Seconded by Alderman Smith and Carried.

Alderman Macready moved:-

“That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability of re-asphalting Station Street from Holt Street to Enmore Road and tar painting from Holt Street to Camden Street at a probable cost of £250.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and Carried.

Alderman Macready moved:-

“That a 2500 C.P. light the substituted for the 60 C.P. lamp over the Urinal on the Railway Bridge.” The Lighting Committee to report on same.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and Carried.

Alderman Macready moved:-

That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability of tar painting Stanmore Road from Enmore Road to Liberty Street at a probable cost of £35 provided Marrickville Council pay one half the cost and Edgeware Road from Enmore Road to Harrow Road at a probable cost of £40.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

Alderman Macready moved:-

That the footpath in Enmore Road from Edgeware Road to Juliett Street be repaired at an estimated cost of £5.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and Carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:-

“That the North Sydney Council and Mr Chapman be informed “That the matter having being reconsidered this Council will cooperate in endeavouring to secure the Saturday half holiday for letter Carriers in the Metropolitan Area.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

 

Alderman Elstub moved:-

“That the gutter stones in front of the Kindergarten School be repaired at a probable cost of £4.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

 

Alderman Elstub moved:-

“That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability of tar paving the Carriageway in Kent Lane from Australia to Denison Streets at a probable cost of £65.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and Carried.

 

Questions Without Notice:-

Alderman Lewis drew attention to the manner in which two Inspectors under the Pure Food Act carried out their duties at premises occupied by Ward at No [–] King Street as a Fish shop. The first two Inspectors complained of the dirty condition of the utensils but when Mr Ward obtained witness to inspect the utensils complained of the Chief Inspector was hastily summoned and upon arrival said “there was nothing to complain about” and expressed annoyance at Mr Ward having secured the presence of witnesses who were prepared to vouch for the cleanliness of the utensils he moved “That a letter be sent to the Secretary Department of Public Health asking when cause is found for complaint or prosecution it should at once be pointed out to the Occupier to give him a fair opportunity to obtain Witnesses as to whether the complaint is well founded or not.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

 

The meeting terminated.

 

Confirmed and Signed at a duly convened meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown this 3rd day of December 1912.

 

Signed Harold T Morgan, Chairman

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