Tuesday 3rd December 1912

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 30 December 1912.

 

Present

Alderman Morgan, Clegg, Turtle, Lawler, Cousins, Macready, Elstub, Lewis, Smith, Edwards and Bamfield.

In the absence of His Worship The Mayor through sickness Alderman Elstub moved “That Alderman Morgan the chairman of the meeting for the evening.” Seconded by Alderman Cousins and Carried.

The Chairman explained that the Mayor was still too unwell to be present but was recovering slowly. Apology received.

 

Correspondence

The Mayoress (Mrs Rigg) wrote thanking the Council on behalf of His Worship The Mayor for their kind to letter of sympathy. Received.

Letter from the Under Secretary Chief Secretaries Office intimating that Thursday 12th December 1912 has been declared a Public Holiday in connection with the Newtown Jubilee Celebrations. Received.

Letter from R and A Craig applying for permission to exhibit an advertisement on his premises No 179 Enmore Road.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Letter from Miss Sara Collins asking permission to change a sign at each end of the St Georges Hall awning for one week.

Received and Granted.

Letter from M.C. Halloran asking permission to advertise on his premises No 40 Australia Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Letter from the Department Post Masters General intimating that the Newtown and Enmore Post Offices will be decorated during Jubilee Week. Received.

Letter from the Director General of Public Works intimating that the works Department will carry out repairs to Margaret Camden and Ferndale Streets where opened by their Workmen. Received.

 

Petition:-

was received from the Public Works Department against granting of additional powers under Section 109 (9) of the Local Government Act Letter covering explained that the petition had been received from certain Ratepayers of the Municipality asking for a Poll and requested that the Town Clerk be instructed to certify as to which of the Ratepayers signing same are duly qualified.

Received Town Clerk to compare and certify as requested and furnish the information desired.

 

Reports

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee submitted their usual monthly report as contained on pages 127 and 128 of the Finance Folio 89 of the General Finance Report Book which disclose payment of Accounts under votes of appropriation amounting to £805.19.1 and recommended payment of Accounts amounting to £386.2.6 and recommended further “That the Salary of the Town Clerk be increased to £375 per and as from the 1st December 1912.”

The Chairman (Alderman Morgan) moved “That the Finance Committees Report be received and adopted the Accounts submitted be approved confirmed and paid and the recommendation re-increase in the Town Clerk’s salary be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards.

Amendment moved by Alderman Turtle “That the recommendation re-increase in the Town Clerk’s salary be deleted from the Finance Committees report. Seconded pro form by Alderman Lewis and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared Carried.

 

Financial Statement

The monthly Financial Statement was submitted and ordered to be laid upon the table.

 

Works Committee

The Works Committee submitted their report as contained on pages 221 to 228 of the Report book.

Resolved “That the report be received and adopted and that clause 6 be referred back to the Committee on further Consideration.

 

Specification Committee

The Specification Committee submitted their report as contained in Folio 224 of the report book and recommended that Specification for Cartage Printing and Stationery Ballast Brick paving Removal of House Garbage and Street Cleaning Supply of Metal and supply of White metal be adopted and Tenders called for the work.

Resolved:-“That the Specification Committees report be received and Adopted and its recommendations carried into effect.

 

Lighting Committee

The Lighting Committee report as contained in Folio 225 of the Report Book was received and adopted and its recommendations ordered to be carried into effect.

 

Valuers Report

The Town Clerk and Valuer reported having completed the Valuations for the year 1913 in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act and Ordinances the Valuation being as follows:-

 

Ward U.C. Value I. C. Value A.A. Value
Camden 213878 632997 50858
Enmore 379565 964278 70373
O’Connell 458716 972695 69065
Kingston 237697 513635 35723
Totals 1307856 3083605 226019

 

Estimates of Rate Limits as required by clause 22 of Section 5 of the Ordinances were also submitted as follows:-

Part 1

 

 

 

Limit of General Rate and Additional General Rates taken together the unimproved Capital Value of all rateable land in the Municipality as valued by me is the sum of  

 

£1307856

The A.A. Value is £226019
2 pence in the £ on the U.   C. Value would yield £ 10898.16.0
1/6 in the £ on the A.A Value would yield £   16951.8.6
The limit beyond which the Council cannot levy General and Additional General Rates is therefore the sum of £ 27850.4.6

 

Part No 2

Limit of all rates (General Additional General Special Local and Loan Rates) taken together
2 pence in the £ on the Unimproved Capital Value would yield £ 10898.16.0
2/-in the £ on the A.A. Value would yield £ 22601.18.0
The Limit beyond which is the Council cannot levy any rates (under the Local Government Act is therefore the sum of  

£ 33500.14.0

 

Alderman Bamfield moved “That the Valuations for Camden Enmore Kingston and O’Connell Wards together with estimates of Rate Limits be received and adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and Carried.

 

Overseers Report

The Overseers report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight was received and adopted and the plan mentioned in paragraph 5 approved.

 

Sanitary Inspector

The Sanitary Inspectors report as contained in Folio 10 was received and adopted and the application mentioned in paragraph 3 approved.

 

It was resolved “That the Council resolved into a Committee of the Whole. Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in Committee of the Whole the necessity for some improvement in the method of Caretaking of the Town Hall premises was discussed and it was resolved to leave the matter in the hands of the Town Clerk for attention.

 

The meeting then Terminated.

 

Confirmed and signed at a meeting of the Council held 17.12.12.

 

Signed Harold T Morgan, Chairman.

 

Tuesday 17 December 1912

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 17th December 1912.

 

Present

Aldermen Morgan, Clegg, Turtle, Lawler, Elstub, Macready, Lewis

Smith, Bamfield, and Edwards.

Apologies were received from His Worship The Mayor through sickness and from Alderman Cousins.

On the motion of Alderman Edwards seconded by Alderman Elstub Alderman Morgan was elected Chairman.

 

Correspondence

Letter from the Newtown Labour League asking permission to exhibit a sign on the balcony of the Rugby Hotel on Saturdays in connection with their open air meeting.

Resolved: – That the letter be received and permission as desired granted until further notice.

Letter from the Australian Press and Advertising Limited asking for an expression of opinion of the Newtown souvenir as a literary effort.

Received and consideration deferred till next meeting.

Letter from Mrs Blashki intimating that she has closed the right-of-way in Newman Street as it was a nuisance to her.

Received and writer to be informed that this public right-of-way must not be interfered with.

Letter from the Health Department intimating that Mr Ward was warned about the condition of his premises and action will be taken unless the warning is heeded. Received.

Letter from the Marrickville Council asking confirmation in an effort to secure the more rapid extension of the sewers. Received.

Letter from Mr H. J. Barret asking for definite particulars re-the Lawn Tennis Court at L’Avenue. Received and referred to the Works Committee.

Christmas greetings were received from the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage government Tramway Department railway Commissioners and Leichardt Council.

Received and to be reciprocated.

 

Petition

Petition was received from A. Tayt A. Jamison and 17 others asking for a light in Alice Avenue.

Received and referred to the Lighting Committee.

 

A minute by His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) was submitted congratulating the Council on the great success of the Jubilee Celebrations. The Chairman (Alderman Morgan) moved “That the minute be received and placed on the Councils records.” (See Folio 479).

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and Carried.

 

Reports

 

Finance Committees Report

The Finance Committee submitted their report as contained in Folios 129 and 130 of the Ordinary Finance Walk and Folio 90 of the Special report book which disclosed payment of Accounts under Votes of Appropriation amounting to £180.8.8 and recommended payment of Accounts amounting to £756.3.1 and recommended further that the fixed deposit in the Reserves and renewals account to the credit of the Town Hall account together with all interest accrued thereon be redeposited as a fixed deposit for 12 months.

Resolved:-“That the Finance Committees report be received and adopted the Accounts confirmed and paid and the recommendations carried into effect.

 

Overseer of Works

The Overseer of Works submitted his usual fortnightly report which was received and adopted and the plan is mentioned therein referred to the works Committee for report.

 

Sanitary Inspector

The Sanitary Inspectors report as contained in Folios new mood 11 of the Report Book was received and adopted and the application mentioned in paragraph 2 granted.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Bamfield moved:-

“That the Town Clerk be and is hereby instructed to prepare the estimates for the year commencing 1st January 1913 in accordance with the Local Government Act 1906-7-8 for submission by the Finance Committee to the Council.

Seconded by Alderman Smith and Carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:-

“That the Workmen employed under Mr Young be paid 9/-per day from 1st January 1913.

Seconded by Alderman Smith.

Amendment moved by Alderman Lewis “That the whole of the Councils workmen receive an increase in their wages of £.06 per day as from the 3rd January 1913.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Further Amendment moved by Alderman Lawler “That the whole matter be referred to the Finance Committee for consideration and report.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and lost.

The amendment as moved by Alderman Lewis and seconded by Alderman Clegg was then submitted as the substantive motive and declared carried.

 

Order of the Day

To open and consider tenders for the Annual Contracts for the Year ending 31st December 1913.

The Tenders having been opened it was resolved “That the Tenders be considered in Committee of the Whole with Closed Doors.”

Upon resuming Council of was reported that while in Committee of the Whole tenders for the Annual Contracts had been considered and it is now recommended that the following tenders be accepted:-

 

Scavenging Camden Ward S Knowles £43 Per cal month
Scavenging Enmore Ward W&J Dubber £48 Per cal month
Scavenging O’Connell Ward W& J Dubber £48 Per cal month
Scavenging Kingston Ward W. Eaton £30 Per cal month

 

General Cartage A J Armabel 12/6 per day 1/6¾ per hour

 

Brick Paving D Ghiggino 3/-per yard

 

Blue Metal and screening J McSweeney 9/-Road Metal 2″ 10/- 1½ + screenings per ton in truck

 

White Metal J Whittall 8/6 per ton delivered on the Roads

 

Printing and Stationery A Holmes As per schedule

 

Alderman Clegg moved:-“That the report of the Committee of the Whole be received and Adopted and its recommendations carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and Carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Lawler asked that a letter be sent to the Railway Commissioners asking when that the Waiting Room will be made available for the Public at the St Peters Bridge Tram stop. Also that more of the down suburban trains on the Belmore and in the wire and main suburban lines stop at St Peters and Newtown Railway Stations.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed 14th January 1913.

 

Signed Harold T Morgan, Chairman.

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