Tuesday 2nd of July 1912

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 2nd July 1912.

 

Present

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

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) apologise for the absence of Alderman Macready which was caused by a recent family bereavement and having referred in sympathetic and appreciative terms to the high esteem in which Alderman Macready’s mother was held moved: “That a letter be sent to Alderman Macready expressing this Council’s sincere sympathy in connection with the decease of his mother. The motion was seconded by Alderman Morgan and feeling terms and carried unanimously.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

Letter from E Lawson inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to a concert to be given by the Offices and Cadets of Area 33 B Newtown and Darlington in St Georges Hall on the 5th instant.

Received and left in the mayors hands for attention.

Letter from the Marrickville Council asking cooperation in having Tuberculosis made a notifiable disease.

Alderman Turtle moved “That the B received and cooperation granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and Carried.

Letter from the Secretary Local Government Association covering Councils opinion re-Ordinance 55 (16) Advertisements.

Received.

Letter from the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage intimating that this Council can deal by arrangement with Messrs Abel and Company reconnecting stormwater to Angel Street sewer.

Resolved: “That the letter be received and the Board informed that as the stormwater sewer in question is under the control of the Board this Council cannot accept responsibility in regard the to the matter of resting the debris on Messrs Abel and Company premises will receive attention.

Letter from the Public Construction Department intimating that a 10 years lease of the Land at L’ Avenue has been granted to this Council at a peppercorn rental.

Alderman Turtle moved “That the letter be received and referred to the Works Committee for report as to the necessary improvements and the Honourable the Minister of Public Inspection be thanked for his action in the matter.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

Letter from Condon Brothers Butchers complaining of the action taken by the Board of Health in compelling Butchers under Pure Food Regulation 36 (3) to store bones and waste matter in tins with close fitting lids instead of in baskets as heretofore.

Alderman Lewis moved: “That the letter be received and the Board of Health be asked to allow this councils acting on the advice of its Inspectors to use its discretion in enforcing the regulation in question.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and Carried.

Letter from the Department of Public Health re-Milk samples was received the matter of Adulterated sample to be dealt with on the Sanitary Inspector’s report.

The letter from the Under Secretary for Public Works asking for suggestions as to Amendments and etc in the Local Government Ordinances and Regulations was against submitted for consideration when His Worship The Mayor moved that the following suggestions be made for Amendments etc in the Ordinances viz:

1 Ordinance 39 (3) be amended so that a Council may by notice served on any Occupier limit the number (if any) of Pigeons fowls or other poultry to be kept in any yard.

2 Ordinance 39 (4) be amended so as to give a Council the power to prevent the stabling for keeping of Animals in any Yard which on account of its size and position is deemed unsuitable.

3 Ordinance 39 To give Councils the power to compel the Owners to pave any portion of a yard when it is deemed necessary that the comfort and convenience of the Occupiers.

4 Ordinance 30 (23) To prescribe that no person shall throw distribute deposit or cause to be thrown distributed deposited in or upon any Public place any handbill or other printed matter.

5 Ordinance 39 (47) To give Councils power to compel the renovations or removal of any dilapidated or unsightly fence abutting on to any public place.

6 Ordinance 55 to clearly define “Exhibition” as the Owner or Occupier of any premises on which the advertisement is exhibited and to state clearly that Coupon and Discount Stamp or other similar advertisements are advertisements within the meaning of the Ordinance.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and Carried.

 

Reports

Deputation to Railway Commissioner

His Worship The Mayor submitted a report of the Deputation which waited upon the Chief Commissioner on 26 June 1912 to ask for greater facilities for Mourners and the General Public using the Funeral trains to Rookwood when the Chief Commissioner intimated that the entrance from Erskineville Bridge asked for by the Deputation could not be granted as the space was required for additional lines of rails he would however see if by any other means the comfort and convenience of Mourners and the General Public using the Funeral train could be facilitated.

The report was received on the motion of Alderman Edwards seconded by Alderman Bamfield.

 

Works Committee

The Works Committee submitted their report as contained in Paragraphs 1 to 9 of the Works Committees report Book pages 296/7.

Resolved that the Works Committees report be received and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.

 

Overseer

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

 

Sanitary Inspector

the Sanitary Inspectors Report as contained in paragraphs 1 to 4 page 185 of the Sanitary Inspectors report book was received and it was resolved: That the report be received the applications mentioned in paragraph 2 granted and the action mentioned in paragraph 3 as to a prosecution for adulterated milk be endorsed.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: 1 “That the kerb in front of new shops Enmore Road Thurnby Estate be refused and the footpath be repaired as required or renewed at an estimated cost of £35.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That the sum of £18 be voted to cover the difference in cost of Blue metal for Sarah Street the vote being for White metal.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and Carried.

 

Questions without Notice

Under this heading the following matters were mentioned by His Worship The Mayor who intimated that it would be necessary to make early arrangements relative to the publication of a Jubilee Souvenir containing a historic account of the Municipality and moved: “That the matter be referred to the Finance Committee with power to make all arrangements for the application of the same.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

Alderman Edwards asked that a letter be sent to the Marrickville Council asking if they will again join with this Council in placing the carriageway of Edgeware Road where it forms a common boundary between the Municipalities of Newtown and Marrickville in a proper state of repair.

His Worship The Mayor said he would have a letter sent and the meeting terminated.

 

Confirmed this 16th day of July 1912

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 16th July 1912

 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 16th July 1912.

 

Present

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

An apology was received from Alderman Elstub.

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

Letter from Alderman Macready acknowledging Council’s letter of sympathy. Received.

Letter from the Councils of Erskineville Darlington and St Peters re-Amalgamation with the Municipality of Newtown as a united Municipality with the following results = Erskineville accepting the invitation to confer and Darlington and St Peters declining.

Alderman Clegg moved “That the Conference consist of 3 Representatives from each Council to confer on a date to be fixed by His Worship The Mayor and the Councils of the Municipalities of Darlington and St Peters be informed of the date of the meeting and that 3 Representatives from each Council will be welcomed.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

Letter from the Health Department intimating that the regulation 36 (3) Pure Food Act 1908 has been found necessary and must be enforced. Received.

Letter from the Secretary South Sydney Hospital asking permission to exhibit a sign at the corner of King and Union Streets for 12 days.

Received and the request granted.

Letter from the Secretary of the United Charities Fund asking permission to make the Annual Collection on Saturday October 19 1912 and to exhibit a few signs in connection therewith prior to the date of collection.

Alderman Bamfield moved “That the letter be received and the request granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

Letter from A E Garrard complaining of insufficient light in the subway at end of Railway guards siding.

Alderman Turtle moved: “That the letter be received and a reply forwarded to the Railway Commissioners for attention.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and Carried.

Letter from the Department Postmaster General intimating that it is intended at an early date to lay conduits between the Newtown Bridge and Stanmore Road when and as many of the poles as possible will be removed. Received.

Letter from T Henley M.P. Re the Metropolitan Gas supply was received.

Letter from the Newtown Political Labour League asking that the Council consider the advisability of widening King Street.

Received.

 

Reports

Finance Report

The Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation amounting to £641.14.0 and recommended payment of accounts amounting to £449.5.3.

His Worship The Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committees report be received and adopted and the Accounts submitted be confirmed approved and paid.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and Carried.

The reports of the Special Finance Committee recommended 1 “That the offer of the Austral Press and Advertising Ltd as contained in their favour of the 12 July 1912 to publish a Jubilee Souvenir in book form be accepted and the work preceded with.

2 That under clause 2 of Regulation 6 the sum of £125 be now voted from the General Fund to carry out the following works:

Aylesbury Street complete kerb and gutter and Tarpaving to Elizabeth Street £50.0.0.

Lord Street brick pave footpath in front of 142/164 £22.0.0.

Enmore Road Fix kerb and renew path in front of New Shops Thurnby Estate £35.0.0.

Sarah Street Extra cost of Blue metal £18.0.0.

His Worship The Mayor moved: “That the report of the Special Finance Committee be received and Adopted and its recommendations carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

 

Financial Statement

The Financial Statement to 30th of June 1912 Regulation 6 was received and ordered to be laid upon the table.”

 

Overseer of Works

The Overseer of Works submitted his report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight and plans A to D as being in accordance with this Councils Regulations Plan E dealt with a proposed sign over the path.

It was resolved “That the report be received and plans A to D approved and plan E be refused as being an infringement of the regulation governing signs.

 

Sanitary Inspector

The Sanitary Inspector’s report was submitted as contained in Folio 186 of the report Book and it was resolved: “That the report be received and the applications mentioned in paragraph 2 be approved.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Edwards moved:

“That the Erskineville Council be asked to join and repairs to the carriageway of Union Street at a probable cost of £120.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and Carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

“That the path be brick paved in Wells Street in front of No 83 at a probable cost of £4.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and Carried.

 

Alderman Cousins moved:

“That it be referred to a Committee consisting of His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Lewis Macready Turtle and the mover to report upon the best means of minimising the dust nuisance on the main road.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and Carried.

 

Questions of which due notice have been given.

Alderman Turtle asked:

1 Who are the Owners of St Georges Hall which this Council proposes to acquire by resumption?

2 Does the Alienation notice handed to the Council show whether the present owners become possessed of this property prior or subsequent to the offer of £10,000 made by this Council on the 19th February 1909 if subsequent upon that date? And at what price?

3 Who was the Mayor of the Municipality at the time (19/2/1909) when that the offer of £10,000 was made for the said property?

His Worship The Mayor said his answer would apply to the 3 questions asked and intimated that under existing circumstances it was inadvisable to supply the information asked for at the present time.

 

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Turtle asked that the necessary repairs be effected in King Street between woodblocks and kerb in front of Mr Mc Gilchrist’s shop.

 

Alderman Lawler asked that the path be repaired where the telephone conduits have been laid in King Street as early as possible. Alderman Turtle moved “That the provisions of Ordinance 1 be suspended to permit him to move that the Town Clerk be instructed to lay the information re-St Georges Hall on the table”

His Worship The Mayor ruled the motion “Out of Order”.

 

Alderman Edwards asked that a letter be sent to the Deputy Post Master General calling attention to the position of the poles in Wells Street at the eastern end and asking as the path is so narrow that they be placed 3 inches from the edge of the kerb.

His worship the Mayor said these matters would have his attention and the meeting terminated.

 

Confirmed 30th of July 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 30th July 1912

 

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

 

Present

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

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

 

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 A Melville covering plan of Angel Lane and offering to give 8 feet of land as defined on plan to widen the Lane.

Alderman Lawler moved “That the letter be received and referred with plan to the Works Committee for report.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and Carried.

Letter from W Chubb Director of the Austra Press and Advertising Limited asking for an impression of the Corporate Seal of the Council for reproduction as an enlarged print in the Official Jubilee Souvenir.

Received and request complied with.

Letter from T Glassip asking permission to peruse the records of the Council in connection with the preparation of Historical matter for the official Jubilee Souvenir.

Received and request granted.

Letter from A Walker and Co asking permission to affix a showcase at premises corner of King and Bucknell Streets.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

Letter from Hugh Duff on fighting attendance at a meeting to be held on Monday 19th instant at the Town Hall Sydney to advocate connecting North Sydney with Sydney constructing a City Railway and dealing with the congestion of tram and train traffic.”

Alderman Bamfield moved “That the letter be received and as many as possible attend.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

Letter from the Erskineville Council consenting to repairs to Union Street at a probable total cost of £120.

Received and the matter left in the Mayors hands for attention.

Letter from the Railway Commissioners regretting that they cannot see their way clear to depart from the present method of issuing tickets for Mourners in connection with the Funeral trains leaving Newtown Station.

Received.

Letter from the Under Secretary for Lands intimating that it will be necessary for arrangements to be made with the Owners of land in the North side of Belmore Lane before the Alignment is approved.

It was resolved that the Owners in question be notified of the encroachment between London and Phillip Streets.

Letter from the Under Secretary Department of Public Works acknowledging with thanks suggestions made by this Council for amendments in the Ordinances. Received.

Letter from the Town Clerk Sydney agreeing to this Council’s proposals re-repairs to Trade and St Marys Lanes. Received.

Letter from the Under Secretary for Lands officially notifying the confirmation of the alignments of streets and lanes in the Thurnby Estate Enmore. Received.

Letter from the Railway Commissioners with plan of land resumed for Tramway Loop at Enmore. Received.

Letter from the Secretary of the Roman Carnival asking permission to stencil advertisements of the Footpaths.

Letter to be received and the writer to be informed that as advertising on the path is a breach of the Ordinances it is regretted the application cannot be granted.

Letter from the Department of Public Health covering an analysis of 14 Samples of milk all of which are found to be correct. Received.

Letter from the Local Government Association of New South Wales asking that Delegates be appointed to the 30th Annual Conference to be held on the 10th September next.

Alderman Lewis moved: “That the letter be received and His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Alderman Clegg attend the Annual Conference as Delegates from this Council.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and Carried.

 

Reports

Overseers Report

the Overseer of Works submitted his report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight also recommending approval of plans of a pair of Cottages in Alice Street and that the Works Committee inspect new cottage in Wells Street.

Resolved “That the Overseer of Works report be received plan mentioned in paragraph 6 approved and the matter mentioned in paragraph 7 referred to Works Committee for report.

 

Sanitary Inspector Report

The Sanitary Inspector submitted his report as contained in paragraphs 1 to 4 Folios 187/8 Report Book.

Resolved: “That the report be received and the applications mentioned in paragraph 2 Granted.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Turtle moved: “That before any further steps are taken in connection with the resumption of St Georges Hall a poll of the Ratepayers be taken upon the question of the propriety of the Council of acquiring the said property.

His Worship The Mayor ruled the motion “Out of Order” as the motion proposed to alter a resolution passed by the Council at a previous meeting.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

“That the Marrickville Council be asked to join in the following repairs to Edgeware Road Carriageway remetal between Alice and Camden Streets and the portions between Lord and Alice Streets and Camden and Sarah Streets to be repaired where necessary at an estimated total cost of £250.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and Carried.

Alderman Edwards moved:

That the present Bridge crossing leading into factory No 60 Alice Street be removed and an open cube crossing substituted at an estimated cost of £15.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and Carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

“That for additional electric lights be erected at L’ Avenue Newtown viz:

1 60 C.P. light in Georgina Street southern end near playground.

1 60 C.P. light in Georgina Street West side opposite No 12.

1 60 C.P. light in L’ Avenue Road South side opposite No 1.

1 40 C.P. light in L’ Avenue Lane South side opposite Georgina Lane.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

Alderman Lewis moved:

“That a footpath 8 feet in width be formed on the Western side of Georgina Street L’ Avenue to be kerbed and tarpaved the carriageway to be properly graded tarmetalled and top dressed say 6 yards from the kerbstones connecting with the portion of Georgina Street at present top dressed and with L’ Avenue Road the whole of the probable total cost of £325.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and Carried.

Alderman Lewis moved:

That the Lane from the southern end of Georgina Street to Brocks Lane be kerbed and guttered on the South side and the carriageway graded ballasted and tarmetalled at a probable cost of £160.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Edwards asked when the repairs to King Street Ashfield path would be completed where the telephone conduits were laid.

His Worship The Mayor said that orders had been given for the work to be done and as soon as material was available it would be completed.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed at a meeting of the Council held 13th August 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

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