Tuesday 13th August 1912

 

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

 

Present

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

 

Minutes

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

 

Correspondence

Letter from the Deputy Post Master General thanking Council for information furnished in connection with telephone surveys in Suburban Areas. Received.

Letter from the Marrickville Council consenting to join in certain work of repairs to Edgeware Road and suggesting that the Minister for Works be asked to contribute to the cost of repairing the part where Stormwater pipes had been laid by the Department.

Alderman Morgan moved: “That the letter be received and cooperation granted and the Minister be asked to property repair the roads where disturbed by his Department for laying the stormwater sewer.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

Letter from the Railway Commissioners consenting to improve the lighting of the King Street frontage of the Newtown Station.

Alderman Lewis moved: “That the communications be received with Thanks.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

Letter from the playground Association of N.S. Whales asking the matter of playgrounds be considered.

Alderman Lawler moved “That the B received and the writer informed that this matter has receive the Councils attention and at present a playground is being prepared.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and Carried.

Letter from Messrs Sweet Brothers asking permission to affix a show case 2 ¾ inches deep on the wall of their premises No 259 King Street.

Received and permission granted subject to the Inspector’s approval.

Application from J. Solomon for permission to use an Electric shadow Advertiser on the path in front of his premises 252 King Street was received and granted until otherwise notified by the Council.

Letter from the Public Works Department intimating that improved arrangements for the supply of Blue metal were being made and asking if the Council will take delivery at Blackwattle Wharf.

Received and delivery at the Wharf to be taken if an allowance of say 1/-per ton is made for extra cost of cartage.

Letter from the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage intimating that a new 10 inch water drain is to be laid along the eastern path of King Street from Enmore Road to Mary Street.

Alderman Lawler moved “That the letter be received and the Board be requested to consolidate the filling in of the path and prepare the Ashfield as the work proceeds.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and Carried.

 

Petition

A petition was received from A Roach W Jones and 13 other Licensed vanmen asking that the Van stand in Crescent Street be placed in proper repair.

Alderman Bamfield moved “That the petition be received and referred to the Works Committee for Report.

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and Carried.

 

Reports

Finance Report

The Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation amounting to £596.9.5 and recommended payment of Accounts amounting to £161.12.4 further that under Regulation 6 (ii) the sum of £564 be now voted the carrying out the undermentioned Works viz:

Alice Street Bridge crossing removed for £ 15
Georgina Street the Avenue Kerb Path paved
and carriageway tarmetalled for 325
Lane from southern end of Georgina Street to Brocks Lane kerbed and guttered and carriageway tarmetalled for 160
Wells Street in front of no 83 path brick paved      4
Union Street carriageway repaired    60
Total £564

 

His Worship The Mayor: That the Finance Committees report be received and adopted and the accounts as submitted the confirmed approved and paid.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

 

Financial Statement

The Financial Statement (Regulation 6) to 31st July 1912 was received and laid upon the table.

 

Works Report

The Report of the Works Committee as contained in Folios 205/9 of the Works Committees report book was submitted and inter-alia recommended That the offer of Mr Alexander Melville of a strip of land 8 feet wide to widen Angel Lane to the statutory width of 20 feet be accepted and that steps be taken to have the additional land dedicated to this Council.

His Worship The Mayor moved “That the Works Committees report be received and adopted and its recommendations carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and Carried.

 

Auditors Report

The Auditor (Messrs Cadogan and Co) submitted their report of the Accounts for the Half Year ended 30th of June 1912 and together with the Statements of Accounts and Balance Sheet duly Audited.

His Worship The Mayor moved “That the Auditors Report and Balance Sheets be received and adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and Carried.

 

Overseer

The Report of the Overseer as set forth on Folio 178/9 of the report book was submitted together with plans of buildings.

Resolved “That the report be received plan A approved and plans B and C referred to the Works Committee for report.

 

Plans

Plan of additional room and Fitzroy Street for Mr Cosgrove was also submitted and approved.

 

Sanitary

The Sanitary Inspectors Report was submitted (R.B 189).

Received and applications mentioned in paragraph 2 approved.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That this Council (under Corporate Seal) make application under Section hundred and 10 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 (9). The acquisition or erection and maintenance of a Town Hall Shire Hall or of any Municipal Building other than those required for office purposes.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

“That the resolution of this Council dated 18th June 1912 referring to the resumption of the St Georges Hall for Municipal purposes be rescinded that the purpose of allowing a resolution to be moved for a poll of the Ratepayers to be taken upon the question of the propriety of this Council acquiring the said property.”

A discussion ensued during which His Worship The Mayor intimated that the resolution of the 18th of June last provided for a report from the Mayor to the Council when negotiations were read this matter were sufficiently advanced this report (The Mayor) would make in due course. In view of the Mayors intimation Alderman Turtle asked leave to withdraw his motions bearing on St Georges Hall.

His Worship The Mayor moved: “That leave to withdraw as requested be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and Carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

That this Council join with the City Council in carrying out the following works as arranged:

A That Boundary Lane be kerbed and guttered on the North side and the carriageway repaired with white metal at an estimated cost to this Council of £26.10.0.
B That St Mary’s Lane from Trade Lane to Stanley Street be repaired with metal at an estimated cost to this Council of £5.
C That a 9 inch pipe drain (with suitable Gulleys be) be laid to convey the stormwater from the Western end of Boundary Lane to Kingston Road at an estimated cost to this Council of £48.

 

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and Carried.

 

Alderman Lawler moved:

“That the kerb in King Lane between Dixon and Holmwood Streets and the tar paving in King Lane between Wells Street and Alice Lane be completed at an estimated cost of £13.10.0.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

Alderman Lawler moved:

That the crossing at the intersection of Dickson and Holmwood Streets and King Lane be repaired at an estimated cost of £6.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed at a meeting of the Council held 27th August 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

Special Meeting

The Special Meeting called for 8.45pm on the 13-8-1912 to confirm the resolution re-Additional Powers lapsed under the provisions of Ordinance 1 (6) as the Ordinary meeting had not concluded in time to proceed with same.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

Tuesday 27th August 1912

 

Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 27th August 1912.

 

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) and Aldermen Clegg, Turtle, Lawler, Cousins, Bamfield, Macready, Lewis, Smith, Edwards and 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 the Ulladulla Council asking cooperation in an endeavour to have all main Roads proclaimed a National work.

Letter from the Secretary for Railways intimating that constant destruction of Lights in the Albert Street subway renders it futile to continue further lighting there.

Letter from W May intimating that the Newtown Brass Band has performed in certain places and will continue to give Programmes of music during the year.

Letter from the Glebe Council suggesting that the Magistrates be asked to inflict heavy fines for depositing spill on the Streets and Lanes. Received.

Letter from A Danglade asking permission to erect a canvas awning at his stall King Street.

Resolved “That the letter be received and the applicant informed that the building is so low that any awning would be an obstruction to the footpath and the application must be refused.

Letter from W Cox intimating that the veranda at his premises Wells Street was erected in ignorance of the provisions of Ordinance 70 and asking for further consideration. Received.

Letter from the Marrickville Council suggesting that the member of Parliament for the District be asked to interview the Minister for Works re-the repairs necessary to the Road where the stormwater drains were recently laid by the Department in Edgeware Road and other Streets.

Alderman Turtle moved “That the letter be received and this Council act on the suggestion made.”

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and Carried.

Letter from the Secretary of the Marrickville Hospital asking permission to make their annual collection in this Municipality on the 7th September next.

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

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

Letter from the Secretary Department of Public Health covering 12 samples of milk all of which are found to be correct. Received.

Letter from J Wilson Assistant Clerk making application for annual holiday leave was received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

 

Reports

The Works Committee

The Works Committees report as contained in Folios 210/2 of the report Book was submitted and the following letters in connection therewith were read.

  1. Letter from Trenchard Smith free proposed shop in King Street.
  2. Letter from W H Miller re-hoarding at rear of 142 to 164 Lord Street
  3. Letter from A Hatte re-sign at Hatte’s Arcade.
  4. Letter from Town Clerk Erskineville agreeing draining of stormwater is from eastern side of King Street Underground to Union Street.
  5. Letters from Simmons re brass band plate glass showcase and re-Advertisement in front of premises 311 King Street.
  6. Letter from A Burde re condition of footpath in Brown Street between Wilson and Linthorpe Streets.

His Worship The Mayor moved “That the Letters be received and the Works Committees report be received and adopted.”

Plan E to be seconded by Alderman Edwards left in the Mayor’s hands.

Amendment moved by Alderman Lewis seconded by Alderman Smith “That the letters be received The Works Committees report be received The matter of A Hattes sign in paragraph 5 be referred back to the Works Committee for further consideration and report the matter of Schiver and Co plan Paragraph 8 (E) be left in the Mayors hands to take any action deemed necessary and all other recommendations be adopted and carried into effect.”

The Voting being in favour of the Amendment it was then submitted as the substantive motion and declared Carried.

 

Overseer’s Report

The Overseer of Works submitted his report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight and recommended the approval of Plans and Specifications of Shed in Alice Street for Peacock and Co and stables in Gladstone Street for S Greenwood.

 

Sanitary Inspector

The Sanitary Inspectors report as contained in folios 1/2 of the report Book was submitted and it was resolved “That the report be received the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 approved and the permission asked for in paragraph 7 granted.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved “That in accordance with the provisions of Section 110 (A) of the Local Government At 1906-7-8 the following resolution passed at a previous meeting of this Council held on the 13th day of August 1912. Viz:-“That this Council (under Corporate Seal) make application under Section 110 of the Local Government Act you will 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 (9) the acquisition or erection and maintenance of a Town Hall Shire Hall or of any Municipal building other than those required for office purposes” Be and the same is hereby confirmed.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved:-

“That the culvert in Trafalgar Street be reconstructed stone walls and concrete roof at a probable cost of £16.

Seconded by Alderman Macready and Carried.

 

Questions without Notice

Under this heading the following matters were mentioned:-

By Alderman Lawler asking that some bad places in Darley Street be repaired.

By Alderman Turtle calling attention to the need for repairs to Lennox Oxford and Roberts Streets.

By Alderman Macready calling attention to the need to repairs to Juliett Street.

Alderman Bamfield asked when arrangements will be made for the Jubilee Celebrations.

His Worship The Mayor said it was his intention that evening to ask the Council to arrange an evening suitable to all on which to hold a Public Meeting of the Residents and Ratepayers to consider the best method of Celebrating the Jubilee.

It was arranged that the Public meeting be called for Monday 9th September at 8pm.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed and signed at a meeting of the Council held 10 September 1912.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

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