Tuesday 7th May 1912

 

Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 7th May 1912.

 

Present

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

An apology for absence through ill health was received from Alderman Lawler.

 

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 the Department of Public Health covering a report on the chemical examination of 13 samples of milk submitted by Inspector Watson all of which were found to be correct.

Received.

Letter from the Secretary for Railways intimating that every care will be taken to safeguard pedestrian traffic at the corner of King and Lord Streets during the progress of the Railway duplication works at St Peters Bridge.

Received.

Letter from E.A. Turtle asking that the path be kerbed and guttered and brick paved by his property corner of Lord and John streets and forwarding cheque the half cost of same.

Alderman Macready moved “That the application be received and granted.” Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Letter from F.E. Millen Area Officer asking the use of the Town Hall for a lecture to the Non-Commissioned Offices on the 16th instant.

Alderman Bamfield moved “That the application be received and granted.” Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Letter from the Under Secretary for Lands asking if the Council desires Gladstone Street and lanes shown on Plan No 53-1953 of the 27th of March 1912 aligned in accordance here with and established and asking for further payment of £4.6.3 towards half cost of work.

Alderman Turtle moved “That the communication be received and applications be made for the establishing of the alignments in question the necessary payment to be made.”

Seconded by Alderman Macready and carried.

Letter from the Town Clerk Sydney asking Council to contribute £48 being half cost of construction of surface drains from Trade Lane.

Alderman Turtle moved “That the letter be received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

Application from J Gardiner to affix certain advertisements to No 278 and 280 King Street.

Received and referred to Works Committee for report.

Application from F Jarrett to affix Business advertisements to premises in Margaret and Hawken Streets.

Received and referred to Works Committee from report.

Application from E.M. Smith to affix and renovate signs at 549 King Street and corner of Angel and Newman Streets.

Received and referred to the Works Committee from report.

Letter from J.H. Clayton (Solicitor) re the Council versus Thomas for exhibiting an Advertisement and intimating that a case may be taken to determine who is the Exhibitor.

It was resolved “That the letter be received and the matter left in the hands of the Mayor to take any steps deemed necessary to test the case in the event of a Special case being stated the Local Government Association be asked to contribute to the cost of the case.

Application from E.A. Turtle for approval of alterations to a terrace in Wellington Street and from Mr Connelly for approval of plan of wash house to premises in Trafalgar Street were granted.

Application from R Ramage for approval of plan of stables in little Commodore Street and from F. Dimond for approval of plan of workshop in Angel Street were referred to the Works Committee for report.

 

Reports

The Overseer

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

 

Sanitary Inspector

the Sanitary Inspectors report as contained in paragraphs 1 to 7 pages 179 and 180 of the Book was submitted and it was resolved “That the report be received the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be approved the Authority asked for in paragraph 5 granted and the sign referred to in paragraphs 6 be referred to the Works Committee for report.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That in accordance with the provisions of Section No (A) the following resolution which was passed at a meeting of the Council held 23rd April 1912 viz “That this Council (under Corporate Seal) make application under Section 110 of the Local Government Act 1906-7-8 to acquire the right to exercise the following powers which are necessary for the (Good Government of the Municipality) viz Section 109 (51) the regulation of the internment of the dead with power subject to the Governors approval to prohibit burials in any Cemetery or land in any case where such course appears to the Council to be necessary for the prevention of the pollution of any water supply or for the better protection of the health of the residence in the neighbourhood of such Cemetery or land.”

Be and the same is hereby confirmed.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

“That it be referred to the Lighting Committee to report upon the advisability of placing an additional 60 cp Lamp in Wells Street opposite No 27.

Seconded by Alderman Macready and carried.

 

Alderman Elstub moved:

“That in accordance with the Works Committee’s recommendation the carriageway in Bedford Street be top dressed from King Street to Albert Street at an estimated cost of £95.

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

Under this heading the following matters were mentioned:

Alderman Lewis calling attention to the need for more adequate Street lighting at L’ Avenue Road and Georgina Streets.

His Worship The Mayor said the Lighting Committee would consider this matter at their next meeting.

Alderman Edwards asked that King Street be cleaned from the St Peters Bridge to Mary Street.

His Worship The Mayor intimated that Mr Keats had expressed his willingness to build in Phillip Street in accordance with this Councils regulation and applied for permission to proceed with the buildings. As the buildings proposed were structurally correct he (The Mayor) had granted the necessary permission for the Works to proceed in accordance with this Councils Regulations.

Resolved “That the Mayor’s action in this matter be endorsed.”

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed and signed this 21st day of May 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

Tuesday 21st of May 1912

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 21st of May 1912.

 

Present

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

An apology for the unavoidable absence was received from Alderman Turtle.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

Letter from E.W. Gill asking the Council to recommend some alternative sites for Children’s Play grounds in Newtown.

Received.

Letter from E. Williams Architect asking if Council has decided not to allow awnings with posts on the main road.

Resolved: “That the Communication be received and the writer informed that where ever possible Awnings over the foot paths in Newtown must be constructed on the cantilever suspension or other approved principle without posts.

Letter from the Glebe Council asking that Delegates be appointed to a Conference re the formation of a Metropolitan Local Government Association. Received.

Letter from Alfred Poole asking for the refund of this tender deposit of £5 on the Ballast contract as he has not been called on to provide ballasted and finds himself in Financial difficulties.

Received and request to be complied with.

 

Reports

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under Votes of Appropriation amounting to £353.8.6 and Recommended payment of Accounts amounting to £458.6.4.

His Worship The Mayor moved “That the Finance Committees report be received and Adopted and the Accounts as submitted be approved confirmed and Paid. (See Finance Pages).

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

The Finance Committee submitted a Special Report as contained on pages 84/85 of the report Book which recommended

1 That the amount to the Credit of Reserves and Renewals account Fixed Deposit (£2030) which matures this month with all interest accrued thereon together with an additional sum of £1000 provided for in this year’s Estimates be redeposited as a fixed deposit for a term of 12 months to the Credit of Reserves and Renewals Account General Fund for the equalisation of expenditure.

(Regulation 6-81-13).

2 That this Council take possession under the provisions of Section 148 of the Local Government Act and Ordinances thereunder of the occupied lands described in the Schedule hereto as the rates respect thereof under the Local Government Act have accrued for four Years and are unpaid.

 

Schedule referred to on page 425.

 

Schedule of Land taken possession of under Section 148 of the Local Government Act.

 

 

Ward Assessment Number Description of Land Owner of Land Amount of Rates and Interest Due
Camden Ward 386 About 33ftx100 DeepAdjoining House No. 121Sheet No on Rate Book 117/9Lord Street S Keene orThe Owner1908 to1912Total To Year 190712.2.68.8.6£20.11.0
Camden Ward 427 Lot No 51 Section 1Darley StreetAdjoining house No 44about 33×125 Deep D Keys orThe Owner1908 to 1912Total To Year 190712.0.010.11.9£22.11.9
Camden Ward 439 Lot No 42 Section 1Lord StreetAdjoining house no 74About 33×124 Deep Simpson orThe Owner1908 to 1912Total To Year 19076.12.69.12.3£16.4.9
O’Connell Ward 1196 Lot 347 About 27.6×66 Deep. House No25/7O’Connell Street cnr Longdown Street Blythe EstateThe Owner1908 to 1912Total To Year 190713.7.612.18.1£26.5.7
O’Connell Ward 1504 Lot 190 Bligh StreetBetween 76 Bligh St to Council’s propertyAbout 21×68 Deep The Owner1908 to 1912Total To Year 190711.18.910.4.6£22.3.2
O’Connell Ward 1505 Lot 191 Bligh StreetBetween 76 Bligh St and Council’s property About 21×74 Deep The Owner1908 to 1912Total To Year 190711.18.910.4.5£22.3.2
O’Connell Ward 1506 Lot 192 Bligh StreetBetween 76 Bligh St and Council’s property About 21x80Deep The Owner1908 to 1912Total To Year 190711.19.010.4.6£22.3.6
O’Connell Ward 1507 Lot 193 Bligh Street between 76 Bligh and Councils Yard about 21x 86 Deep The Owner1908 to 1912Total To Year 190711.18.910.4.5£22.3.2
O’Connell Ward 1509 Lot 250 Bligh Street Adjoining Councils Property about63x 40 Deep The Owner1908 to 1912Total To Year 19075.10.020.16.926.6.9

 

3 That under Clause 2 of Regulation 6 the sum of 1003 be now voted from the General Fund to carry out the following Works.

 

A Erskineville Road from Wilson Street to Railway Bridge to be remetalled    £ 118.
B Gladstone Street from Phillip to liberty Streets remetal    £ 140.
C Trafalgar Street remetal Carriageway    £ 177.
D Fitzroy Street repair metal and top dress    £   32.
E Church Street East side renew path and top dress    £   45.
F Lennox Street Australia to Regent Streets remetal with white metal Regent to Oxford Streets ballasted and metal with white metal £ 160.
G From Church to Australia Street remetal    £ 143.
H Australia Street remetal carriageway from Court house to Lennox Street £ 125.
I Juliett Street plant trees on side of road makes side of c.w. good with ballast and repair gutters with cement £   60.
Total £1003.

 

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved “That the Finance Committees Special Report be received and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

 

Financial Statement

The Monthly Financial Statement disclosing a Credit Balance of £5683.13.3 was received and ordered to be laid upon the table.

 

The Lighting Committee

The Lighting Committees report as contained on pages 201/2 of the Report book was submitted and inter-alia recommended “That this Council by notice in the Government Gazette signifies its intention to take control of the Roads as set out in the subdivision plan of the

L’ Avenue Estate of the Year 1905= (viz Georgina Street length about 6 Chains 25 feet width 1 Chain L’Avenue Road Length about 3 Chains 29 feet 9 inches with 1 chain Georgina Lane length about 1 chain 27 feet 3 inches width 20 feet. Lane at rear of houses facing L’ Avenue extending from Fitzroy to Georgina Street width 20 feet. Lane at rear of property facing Wilson Street and extending from jute Georgina Street to Brocks Lane width 20 feet.) As provided by Section 73 over bracket 3) (C) of the Local Government Act and that before publishing such notice a notice of this Council’s intention be served on the Owners of the land comprising the Roads in question.

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved “That the Lighting Committees Report be received and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Works Committee

The Works Committee report as contained in paragraph 1 to 11 pages 203/5 of the Works Committees Report book was submitted and Received and Adopted.

 

Overseers Report

The Overseas of Works report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight was received.

 

Sanitary Inspectors Report

The Sanitary Inspector submitted his report as contained in paragraphs 1 to 5 of the Report Book Pages 181/2 and it was resolved “That the report be received the Applications mentioned in paragraph 2 approved and instructions be given to take the necessary proceedings to enforce compliance with councils orders in the case mentioned in paragraph 3.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

“That the footpath be kerbed and guttered and brick paved by new property corner of John and Lord Streets at an estimated cost of £34.5.0.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and Carried.

 

Alderman Bamfield moved:

“That a Deputation consisting of the Mayor Aldermen and Members of Parliament for the District to approach the Railway Commissioners asking their favourable consideration of the advisability of provision being made for all Funerals leaving Newtown Station for Rookwood to approach the Station at the north-western end of the platform via Erskineville Bridge for the purpose of lessening the vastly congested traffic at the Newtown Bridge also to facilitate the convenience of the mourners and general public and that the Commissioners be asked to kindly appoint a day and time to receive such Deputation.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and Carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

“That it be referred to the Works Committee to report on the advisability of repairing the gutterstones in Burren Street West side.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and Carried.

 

Questions without Notice:

Alderman Edwards asked when the repairs to gutters with concrete would be carried out?

Alderman Lawler asked when that the wood blocks would be top dressed with prepared tar?

Alderman Macready asked when a further report re the Town Hall will be to hand?

 

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) said the Works mention would be placed in hand as early as possible and the matter of the Town Hall would if it were found possible be reported upon at next meeting.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed and signed this 4th day of June 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

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