Tuesday 2nd May 1916

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 2nd day of May 1916 at 7.30pm.

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman C.H. Turtle) and Aldermen Szarka, Bloom, Dibble, Ryan, Lewis, Pritchard, Smith and Edwards.

Minutes

2099 The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and were confirmed and signed on the motion of Alderman Edwards seconded by Alderman Ryan.

Mrs Phoebe Eggleton decease.

2100 At this stage His Worship The Mayor referred in feeling terms to the decease of Mrs Phoebe Eggleton Norfolk Street Newtown Mother of Ex Alderman W R Eggleton and moved that a letter of condolence under the Seal of the Council be sent to the relatives of the late Mrs Eggleton expressing this Council’s deepest and sincere sympathy in their sad loss.

Seconded by Alderman Pritchard and carried.

Correspondence

2101 Letters from the Department of Public Health covering 36 samples of milk all of which were found to be correct.

Received.

2102 Letter from Messrs Davey and Cowley asking Council’s approval of re-subdivision of Henry’s property in Simmons and Pemell Streets to admit sale of Pemell Street frontage apart from house situated in Simmons Street.

It was resolved that the application be received and approval granted subject to the payment of a fee of 5/-.

2103 Letter from the Annandale Council covering copy of letter received from Public Works Department with reference to the providing of an improved water supply for the Metropolitan Area.

Received.

2104 Letter from F Hoffman (Assistant Inspector) applying for annual holiday leave.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

2105 Letter from the Attorney General intimating that he is making arrangements with the Minister for Public Instruction to receive a Deputation from this Council that the purpose of obtaining additional School accommodation at Enmore.

Received.

2106 Letter from the Secretary Newtown and District Ambulance Transport Brigade applying further for permission to take up their annual Street collection on Friday evening 9th of June and Saturday 10th of June all day.

Received and permission granted.

2107 Letter from the Attorney General intimating that plans have been prepared for large additions to Stanmore Public School.

Received.

2108 Letter from the Officer in Charge Local Government Offers forwarding copy of Naturalised Subjects Franchise Act 1916 and calling Council’s attention to Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 of the Act.

Received.

2109 Letter from Mrs E Julian complaining of Electric Light Pole erected in front of No. 51 Augustus Street.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

2110 Letter from Sydney Edgar offering to pay the rental of 22/6 per week for rent of Offices at rear of Town Hall and asking if the Council will state a definite term in lieu of the monthly tenancy as previously stated.

Received and the writer informed that the Council adheres to the previous decision.

2111 Letter from G Knowles complaining of the unseemly conduct carried on around the Merry go Round on vacant land near King and Norfolk Streets.

Received and complaint to be kept in mind when any further applications are made.

Reports

Overseer of Works

2112 The Overseer of Works submitted his Report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight.

Received and plans mentioned in paragraph 6 referred to the Works Committee.

Sanitary Inspector

2113 The Sanitary Inspector submitted his Report as contained on folio 132 of the Sanitary Inspector’s Report Book and it was resolved that the Report be received and the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted.

Questions Without Notice

Dirty Premises at Newtown

2114 Under this heading Alderman Pritchard drew attention to a paragraph which appeared in the Evening News headed “Dirty premises at Newtown”.

The Mayor in reply stated that the paragraph question was incorrect as premises were situated in another Municipality and that the Town Clerk had written asking for the error to be rectified a correction being published in the said paper.

2115 Alderman Ryan drew attention to the fence erected in Wilson Street in front of new shops being erected and asked if the same had been removed.

The Mayor in reply stated that the Contractors had not completed the buildings.

There being no further business the meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 16th day of May 1916.

Signed Charles H Turtle, Mayor.   W G Salmon, Town Clerk.

Tuesday 16th May 1916

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 16th day of May 1916 at 7.30pm.

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman C.H. Turtle) and Aldermen Clegg, Bamfield, Szarka, Bloom, Dibble, Morgan, Ryan, Lewis, Pritchard, Smith and Edwards.

Minutes

2116 The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and were confirmed and signed on the motion of Alderman Edwards seconded by Alderman Szarka.

Correspondence

2117 Letter from W R Eggleton thanking Council for their kind letter of condolence.

Received.

2118 Letter from Mitchell and Cranston applying on behalf of the client Mr S Shannon for Council’s approval of plan and Specification of Hoarding on the 100 foot frontage of their land Gladstone Street.

It was resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee that the letter be received and the application granted providing the portion of the Gladstone Street frontage not in use for Hoarding purposes is enclosed by a substantial fence.

2119 Letter from the Under Secretary Department of Lands asking that estimates be furnished giving details of the cost of putting “Hollis Park” in reasonably good order.

It was resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee that the Letter be received and a reply sent intimating that the cost of placing “Hollis Park” and reasonably good order will be three hundred pounds (£300) which would provide for placing the dwarf wall along the Wilson Street frontage in proper order re-grading and re-turfing the bank enclosing with the proper arris rail fence painting same and re-grading and re-turfing the Park where necessary.

2120 Letter from the Australian Citizens Committee Euchuca asking that all alien subjects be interned during the War and their property super-taxed to defray the cost.

Received.

2121 Letter from the Metropolitan Meat Industry Board calling attention to the suspension of certain provisions of the Local Government Act dealing with the construction establishment and maintenance of Cattle Sale Yards or Abattoirs in connection with the Meat Industry.

Received.

2122 Letter from the Director General Department of Public Health covering 13 samples of milk all of which were found to be correct.

Received.

2123 Letter from Acting Inspector Michael O’Dea intimating that as far as can be ascertained there was only one instance of misconduct in the vicinity of the merry-go-round King and Norfolk streets recently carried on by Messrs Dixon and Lothian.

Received.

2124 Letter from the St Peters Council suggesting that the carriageway of May Street be divided into two portions and ballotted for each Council to undertake the upkeep of one section.

Alderman Morgan moved that the letter be received and the St Peters Council informed that the present system of joining in the maintenance of the carriageway 12 feet on both sides of the centre is considered most equitable and this Council is still prepared to pay a moiety of the established cost (£100) to prepare such 24 feet centre with blue metal in accordance with its previous resolution and cannot therefore entertain any proposal other than this.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

2125 Letter from S Eagar intimating that he must decline to accept the tenancy of Offices at the Town Hall except under the conditions of his original offer at £52 per annum.

Received.

2126 Letter from A J Annabel asking for an increase in the amount paid for Cartage as the new Award had increased the Carters wages to £2.17.6 and £3 per week.

Alderman Lewis moved that the letter be received and referred to the Finance Committee for consideration and report.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

2127 Letter from F Pretto asking permission to erect a Lamp outside his premises No 50 Enmore Road.

On the recommendation of the Works Committee it was resolved that the letter be received and the writer informed that a 12 inch glow Lamp may be placed over the foot path at these premises provided a clear space of 8 feet is left between the bottom of the Lamp and the footpath and that no writing except the word “Apartments” is placed thereon.

Reports

Works Committee

2128 His worship the Mayor submitted a report of the meeting of the Works Committee held 15th May 1916 as contained on folios 46 and 47 of the Works Committee’s Report Book.

The recommendations 1 to 8 were considered seriatim.

Recommendations Nos. 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 were received and adopted.

Alderman Morgan moved that recommendation No 13 “Hollis Park” be received and adopted.

Alderman Clegg moved as an amendment that the matter be referred back to the Finance Committee with a view to asking the Government to establish a properly equipped Kindergarten at Hollis Park. Seconded by Alderman Lewis and lost. The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

Upon a proposal to adopt recommendation No 2 being submitted Alderman Morgan moved as an amendment that the words “And that no paper advertisements be placed on this Hoarding” be added.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and lost. The original motion that the Works Committee’s Report be received and adopted was then submitted and declared carried.

Upon recommendation No. 4 being submitted Alderman Clegg moved that the further consideration of this matter be deferred until next Meeting. Seconded by Alderman Lewis. Amendment moved by Alderman Ryan that the Works Committee’s recommendation as contained in paragraph 4 be received and adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and lost.

The original motion deferring consideration till next meeting was then submitted and declared carried.

Alderman Clegg then moved that the Works Committee’s Report as amended be received and adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

2129 The Town Clerk submitted a report of a Deputation which waited upon the Acting Minister for Public Instruction on Monday 15th instant at 10.30am to ask for more adequate School accommodation at the Enmore S. P. School.

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman C.H. Turtle) and Aldermen Szarka, Pritchard, and Edwards, Messrs W.G. Pier and H.W. Butler and the Town Clerk (W.G. Salmon) were present and laid the claim of the Deputation before the Acting Minister the Honourable J.D. Fitzgerald who in reply said the Enmore School appeared to combine all the defects that a School could have. The Public Instruction Department had acquired an area of land of over one and a half acres and plans were being prepared for new buildings which it was hoped would be commenced early in the new financial year.

Alderman Bamfield moved that the Report be received and the members of the Deputation thanked for their attention to the matter.

Seconded by Alderman’s Szarka and carried.

Overseer of Works

2130 The Overseer of Works submitted a Report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was received.

Sanitary Inspector

2131 the Sanitary Inspector submitted his Report as contained on folio 133 of the Sanitary Inspector’s Report Book and it was resolved that the Report be received and applications mentioned in paragraph 2 be granted.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

2132 That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability of sanding the wood blocks in King Street during wet weather as the road at such times is dangerous to horse traffic.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield. After discussion Alderman Ryan asked permission to withdraw the motion which with the consent of the second and the members of the Council was granted.

Questions Without Notice

2133 Alderman Lewis asked whether any accounts for legal costs had been paid by this Council.

His Worship The Mayor intimated that the last accounts rendered for legal expenses were by Messrs Robson and Cowlishaw and Cape Kent and Gaden both of which had been paid.

2134 Alderman Bloom Alderman Dibble and Alderman Szarka sought to bring matters under the notice of the Council but His Worship The Mayor said they were out of order and intimated that in future notice of motion must be given for all matters of importance which the members of the Council desired to submit for consideration under the present order of business “Questions without Notice” only would be taken.

2135 Alderman Lewis asked had a letter been received from ratepayer in Brown Street complaining of a nuisance.

The Town Clerk intimated that no letter had been received.

There being no further business the meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 30th day of May 1916.

Signed Charles H Turtle, Mayor.   W G Salmon, Town Clerk.

Tuesday 30th May 1916

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday 30th day of May 1916 at 7.30pm.

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman C.H. Turtle) and Aldermen Bamfield, Bloom, Dibble, Morgan, Ryan, Lewis, Pritchard, Smith, and Edwards.

Apologies

2135 Apologies were received from Alderman’s Szarka and Alderman Clegg.

Minutes

2136 The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and were confirmed and signed on the motion of Alderman Bloom seconded by Alderman Dibble.

2137 Letter from the Secretary Marrickville Liberty League asking permission to exhibit chalice Signs at the Botany View and United Australia Hotels in connection with the Referendum as to closing hours of Hotels.

It was resolved that the letter be received and the application refused.

2138 Letter from D.W. Mulquiny making application for Council’s approval of land built upon which has been devised by the late Thomas Mulquiny to three different owners.

Alderman Pritchard moved that the application be granted upon payment of the fee of 5/-.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

2139 Letter from T Martin asking that an additional light be provided at the intersection of Wells Street and Edgeware Road.

Alderman Bloom moved that the letter be received and referred to the Lighting Committee for report.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

2140 letter from T.B. Howe making application for permission to alter and refix Signs over G.G. Hatte’s Shop 303 King Street Newtown.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

2141 Letter from the Local Government Department covering Governor’s approval to purchase land from the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage that the sum of £78 for the purpose of extending Liberty Street through to Railway Avenue.

Received.

2142 Application from R.S.Young (Overseer) for annual holiday leave.

Received and left in the Mayor’s hands.

2143 Application from R.A. Shaw Pitt Street Sydney for permission to erect a Storage Shed at No 2 Australia Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Mayoral Minutes

Liberty Street Extension

2144 His Worship The Mayor submitted a Minute intimating that the Lands Department had decided it will be necessary to introduce a short Bill to give the Councils concerned power to close a small portion of Bedford Street at its Western end in connection with the extension of Liberty Street through to Railway Avenue and asking that he be authorised to act in conjunction with His Worship The Mayor of Petersham to obtain the necessary Act of Parliament.

Alderman Morgan moved that the Minute be received and adopted and His Worship The Mayor be and is hereby empowered to take all necessary steps to sign (under corporate seal) all necessary documents in connection with the obtaining of an Act of Parliament for the purpose of closing the Western end of Bedford Street (known also as Horbury Terrace) which is necessary in connection with the scheme adopted for the purpose of extending Liberty Street through to Railway Avenue.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

Wilson Street

2145 His Worship The Mayor submitted a further Minute re the paving of Wilson Street from King Street to Erskineville Road with Neuchatel or woodblocks and submitted estimates of the cost of the work together with the cost of tar metalling and macadamising etc.

Alderman Morgan moved that the Minute be received and its consideration made and Order of the Day for the next Meeting of this Council. In the meantime enquiries be made as to the intentions of the Government relaying a Tramway along this portion of Wilson Street and also as to whether the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage and the Gas Company will remove their mains from the carriageway to the footpath so as to avoid the breaking up of the carriageway after it is paved.

Reports

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee submitted its Report as contained on folio 126 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which recommended:-

Confirmation of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to  

£1021.15.11

And that accounts be paid amounting to    491.8.5
Total payments from General Fund since last Meeting £1513.4.4
Trust Fund. Payment of Recruiting Officers      49.13.0
The Monthly Financial Statement was also submitted in accordance with regulation 6 and disclosed a credit balance to date of  

 

£5159.2.1

It was further reported that the application of Mr A. J. Annabel (Cartage Contractor) had been fully considered for an increase in his rate of pay owing to the increase in Carters wages under the new Award and the Committee now recommended that this Council offers on the clear understanding that such offer or the acceptance of such offer with the payment of any increase on contract rates does not prejudice this Council’s rights under the existing contract the cartage which expires 31st December 1917 to increase until further notice the amounts paid for cards engaged in the collection of garbage to the rate of 1/9 per cart per hour being14/-per day or £4.4.0 per cart per full week. All other carts to be paid for at present contract rates.

Alderman Morgan moved that the Finance Committees Report be received and adopted the accounts confirmed and paid and all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

2147 Overseer of Works

The Overseer of Works submitted his Report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight and it was resolved that the Report be received and the plans mentioned therein be referred to the Works Committee for consideration and report.

2148 Sanitary Inspector

The Sanitary Inspector submitted his Report as contained on folio 134 of the Sanitary Inspector’s Report Book and it was resolved on the motion of Alderman Bamfield seconded by Alderman Smith that the Sanitary Inspector’s Report be received and applications mentioned in paragraph 3 granted.

Order Of The Day

2149 Federal Baking Company

To resume consideration of recommendation No 4 of the Works Committee’s Report dated 15/5/16 (deferred from last meeting) which recommended:-“That the plan of stables at Federal Bakery Co’s premises in Bedford Street be approved providing the building is erected on the eastern boundary of the land instead of on the Western side as shown and a substantial 9″brick wall is erected along the whole of the eastern boundary to effectually shut off these staples from the cottages adjoining.”

Alderman Dibble moved that the recommendation of the Works Committee as contained in the Works Committee’s Report dated 15/5/16 paragraph 4 Folio 47 be received and adopted and the recommendation be carried into effect.

Seconded by Alderman Bloom and carried.

Motions Pursuant To Notice

2150 John Street

Alderman Edwards moved:-That a letter be forwarded to the City Council asking that a Conference be held with the Government and the Darlington Council as to the advisability of paving with Neuchatel or wood blocking the City Road between King Street Newtown and George Street West City so as to abate the nuisance caused by dust and slush on this important entrance to the City.

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

There being no further business the meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 13th day of June 1916.

Signed Charles H Turtle, Mayor.   W G Salmon, Town Clerk.

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