6th February 1912

 

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown Tuesday 6 February 1912.

 

Present

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

 

Business

The Election of Mayor for the Year.

Commencing 1st of March 1912.

His Worship The Mayor having announced the business of the Meeting called the nominations in writing. Alderman Elstub formally nominated His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) for the Office of Mayor of the Municipality of Newtown for the Year beginning 1st of March 1912.

The nomination was supported by Alderman Edwards.

There being no further nominations Alderman Rigg was declared duly elected mayor of the Municipality of Newtown for the year beginning 1st of March 1912.

His Worship The Mayor receive the hearty congratulations of his Brother Aldermen and responded thanking the Council for their unanimous selection for the important Jubilee Year which he regarded as a Special Compliment.

After inviting all present to his room for refreshments.

 

The meeting Terminated.

 

Confirmed this 13th day of February 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

13th of February 1912

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 13th February 1912.

 

Present

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

 

Apologies

an apology was received from Alderman Bamfield and Macready who said he would endeavour to be present as early as possible.

 

Minutes

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

Alderman Clegg explained that his absence from the Mayoral election was due to his being out of town he tendered his heartiest congratulations to His Worship The Mayor on his re-election.

Alderman Lawler expressed his appreciation of the letter received from the Council and the kind interest displayed in his welfare by all the members of the Council during his recent sickness.

 

Correspondence

letter from the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage asking Councils permission to erect vent shafts in Angel and Norfolk Streets.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

Communications from the Under Secretary for Works covering copies of Amendments in Ordinances 39 and 70 and proposed amendments in the Local Government Act.

Received and the Amendments proposed in the Act made an Order of the Day for next meeting for consideration.

Letter from the Secretary of the Hospital Saturday Fund covering copy of the Annual Report and asking for permission to hold the Annual collection on Saturday 4th of May 1912.

Alderman Turtle moved: “That the letter be received and permission as desired granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

Letter from the Inspector General of Police intimating that additional Police will be stationed in Newtown as soon as they are available.

Received.

Letter from G Ashton intimating that the Employee’s Picnic will be held on Wednesday 6th March 1912.

Received.

Letter from S Taylor complaining that the Lessee of premises No 105 King Street has treated him harshly by notice to quit.

Alderman Lewis moved “That the letter be received and copy forwarded to the Member of Parliament of the District with requests that he will bring it under the notice of the Government.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Reports

Special Finance Committees Report

recommended 1 That matters relative to Children’s play grounds be deferred for further consideration 2 That one of WN Stones silt cart’s to be approved by this Councils Overseer be purchased at a probable cost of £30.

Received and adopted.

 

Overseer of Works

report was submitted as contained in paragraphs 1 to 6 pages 162/3 of Report Book.

Resolved “That the report be received and the Plans of proposed buildings in Alice and Philip streets referred to the Works Committee for report.”

 

Inspectors Report

the Inspector’s report for the past fortnight as contained in paragraphs 1 to 6 pages 172 of Report Book was received and the Licences referred to in paragraph 4 granted.

 

Motions pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved:

that the Standing Committees consisting of the Finance Committee Works Committee and Health Committee be now appointed and such other Committees as the Council considers necessary.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:

“That the Committees consist of 4 Aldermen in addition to the Mayor as Chairman.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

 

The following committees were then selected.

 

Finance Committee: His Worship The Mayor (Chairman) and Aldermen Morgan Clegg Turtle and Cousins.

 

Works and Health Committee:

His Worship The Mayor (Chairman) and Aldermen Lewis Lawler Elstub and Edwards.

 

Lighting Committee:

His Worship The Mayor (Chairman) and Aldermen Macready Bamfield Smith and Cousins.

 

Specifications Committee

His Worship The Mayor (Chairman) and Aldermen Bamfield Smith Macready and Cousins.

Alderman Elstub moved: that and iron body silt cart be procured at an estimated cost of £30.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Order of the Day:

to open and consider Tenders for the Scavenging of Kingston Ward.

The Tenders having been opened and read it was resolved: That they be considered in Committee of the Whole” with closed doors.

Upon resuming Council it was reported “That while in “Committee of the Whole” tenders for Scavenging in Kingston Ward were considered and it was recommended that the tender of W D Eaton at £30 per calendar month the accepted.

Resolved: that the committee report be received and adopted.

 

Questions Without Notice:

Alderman Lewis asked if any further communication re-the land for Playground purposes at the L’Avenue had been received?

His Worship The Mayor said no further communication had been received but he would cause a further letter to be sent as a reminder in the matter.

Alderman Clegg asked: had any further steps been taken with a view to the Amalgamation of the Newtown and Erskineville Municipalities?

His Worship The Mayor intimated that certain information had been requested from the Erskineville Council that there did not appear to be a desire to furnish at and the matter had consequently lapsed.

Alderman Smith asked that the repairs to Boundary Lane be placed in hand as early as possible.

Alderman Lawler drew attention to the need for repairs in Wells Street and Newman Street.

 

The Meeting then Terminated.

 

Confirmed this 27th day of February 1912.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 27 February 1912

 

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

 

Present

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

Apology

An apology was received from Alderman Bamfield.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

Letter from Lieutenant Pines inviting the attendance of the Mayor and Aldermen at an entertainment at the L’ Avenue Picture show on the 28th instant in aid of the Area 33B Cadets.

Received with thanks.

Letter from M West Secretary Newtown Harriers asking for the use of the Town Hall on the 13th March to hold the Annual meeting.

Received and request complied with on the motion of Alderman Morgan seconded by Alderman Lawler.

Letter from the Newtown Ambulance Division asking for the use of the Town Hall for 1st Aid Lectures one night each week.

Resolved that the letter be received and the writer to be informed that it is regretted the request cannot be complied with.

Letter from Annie Duffield asking permission to make a collection at the propaganda meetings held in connection with the Newtown branch of the International Socialist party.

Resolved that the letter be received and permission refused.

Letter from C Ritchie covering sketch Plan of Advertisement proposed to be placed on Broadly and Co’s new premises King and Queen Streets and asking permission to affix same.

Resolved that the communication be received and permission granted subject to the provisions of Ordinance 55.

Letters from Department of Public Health covering analysis of 23 samples of Milk in one case a warning had been given.

Received.

Letter from H Cohen intimating that he is endeavouring to get rid of the Tenants in house Egan Street with a view to demolishing the house and erecting new Premises.

Consideration deferred till Inspectors Report is considered.

Letter from the Erskineville Council inviting the attendance of Delegates from the Newtown Council at a meeting on the 18th of March 1912 to discuss the amalgamation of the Newtown and Erskineville Municipalities.

Alderman Morgan moved “That the letter be received and the Erskineville Council informed that this Council is not prepared at present to discuss the matter further.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis.

Amendment moved by Alderman Turtle “That the letter be received and the Delegates attend the meeting as requested.”

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared Carried.

Letter from Alderman Macready tendering his resignation as a Member of the Lighting and Specification Committees. It was resolved “That the resignation of Alderman Macready be received with regret.

Application from Mr J Watson (Inspector) for 2 weeks holiday leave was received and granted.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts since last meeting amounting to £327.18.3 and recommended payment of accounts amounting to £

General Fund £$762.5.11

Trust Fund            5.0.0

As detailed on pages 107/8 of the Finance Committees Book.

Resolved “That the Finance Committees report be received and adopted and the Accounts submitted the confirmed and Paid.

The Monthly Statement in accordance with Regulation 6 was received and disclosed a General Fund Credit Balance of £3058.8.11 and ordered to be laid upon the table.

 

The Works Committees

report as contained on pages 192 to 194 inclusive of Paragraphs 1 to 11 of the Works Committees Book was received and His Worship The Mayor moved “That the Works Committees Report be adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards.

As an amendment was moved by Alderman Morgan “That Paragraph 8 dealing with Plans and Specification of 8 Cottages in Phillip Street be altered to read “That approval be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and a Division called for which resulted as follows: For the motion His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Edwards, Lawler, Elstub, Smith and Cousins.

Against the motion: Alderman Morgan, Turtle Lewis and Macready.

The motion was declared carried on division.

 

Overseers Report

the Overseers report of works progressing or completed during the past fortnight was submitted also recommending approval of plans and etc of a Brick Cottage in Gowrie Street and Last rooms and wash houses at No 38 35 and 37 May Street.

Received and adopted.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

the Sanitary Inspectors report as contained in Paragraphs 1 to 6 pages 173/4 of the Sanitary Inspectors Report Book was submitted. Resolved “That the report be received the Applications in paragraph 3 granted and the proposed action as set forth in Paragraph 5 approved Mr Collins letter to be answered accordingly.”

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Macready moved:

1 “That the following streets be top dressed within 100 yards of King Street.”

A Holt Street at an estimated cost of £ 8.5.0
B Short Street at an estimated cost of £ 2.15.0
C Crescent Street at an estimated cost of £ 8.5.0
D Phillip Street at an estimated cost of £13.0.0
E Simmons Street at an estimated cost of £11.10.0
F Marion Street at an estimated cost of £10.0.0
G Cambridge Street at an estimated cost of £13.0.0

 

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and Carried.

2 That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of repairing the guttering and carriageway of Reiby Street between Margaret and Rawson Streets.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

3 That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of repairing the guttering and Carriageway in Juliett Street.

4 “That it be referred to the Lighting Committee to report upon the advisability of placing a 60 cp lamp in Margaret Street at the end of Right-of-way between Ferndale and Simmons Streets.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and Carried.

 

Alderman Cousins moved:

1 That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of repairing the gutterstones in Darley Street North side.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and Carried.

2 That the carriageway in Dickson Street from present top dressing to Pearl Lane be top dressed at an estimated cost of £20.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

 

Alderman Lawler moved:

1 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and cost of remetalling the Carriageway in Holmwood Street where required.”

Seconded by Alderman Cousins and Carried.

2 That the Footpath in Erskineville Road from Angel to Union Street be repaired and top dressed at an estimated cost of £5.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

 

Order of the Day

“The consideration of proposed Amendments in the Local Government Act 1906-7-8.

The 42 proposed Amendments were considered seriatim and it was resolved to suggest there alteration or elimination in the following respect.

No 8 That the powers to abate a smoke nuisance should also apply to the Crown.

No 15 That the proposal to regulate Undertakers charges be eliminated.

No 19 That Councils be given power to prevent the erection or use of all hoardings old or new.

No 21 That Councils be given power to sell land in which 5 years rates are owing.

No 37 (C) That Councils be given power to deposit Trust Funds in the Savings Bank at interest. (E) That no fee be charged for reasonable enquiries re-rates and etc due to Council.

No 20 That Councils be given power to provide by Building purchase or otherwise buildings for shops offices or other purposes and to let or lease same.

 

Questions without Notice

Alderman Morgan asked that the necessary repairs be effected in Belmore Lane and King Lane.

 

Alderman Turtle asked that the repairs to Robert and Regent Streets be carried out as early as possible.

 

Alderman Lawler asked that a letter be sent to the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage asking that the repairs to Angel and Harold Streets be completed.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed this 12th day of March 1912.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

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