1916

Minutes of Council

Tuesday 11th day of January 1916

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday 11th January 1916 at 7.30pm.

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Aldermen Clegg, Turtle, Bloom, Dibble, Morgan, Ryan, Prichard, Smith, and Edwards.

Apologies

1899 Apologies were received from Aldermen Szarka and Lewis.

Minutes

1900 The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and were confirmed and signed on the motion of Alderman Smith seconded by Alderman Edwards.

Correspondence

1901 Letter from the Local Government Department re-the establishment of a Garbage Destructor.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

1902 Letter from Messrs Roff asking for the renewal of their Hoarding Licenses within this area for the year 1916.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report

1903 Letter from Alderman W Taylor re his candidature as a member of the Fire Brigades Board of New South Wales. Received.

1904 Letter from A Rogers Esq and J A Meek Esq Architect re-the Balcony Awning at the Whitehorse Hotel King Street Newtown.

1905 Letter from J E Donohue General Manager Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Ltd. Intimating that the 1000 C.P. enclosed arc lamps will have no value when removed. Up to date incandescent lights would cost £700 to install and asking if the Council will extend the contract for a further period of five years if these lights are installed.

It was resolved that the letter be received and the writer informed that this Council expects the Electric Light Corporation to faithfully adhere to the terms of their agreement and substitute without further delay 1000 C.P. lamps of the most improved type and at a cost not exceeding the price mentioned in the agreement namely £16 per lamp per annum.

1906 Letters from the Public Health Department covering report on 28 samples of milk one of which was found to be adulterated.

The Town Clerk reported that under instruction from His Worship The Mayor the necessary prosecution had been made and a fine of £2 inflicted on the offender.

1907 Letter from J Mair asking on behalf of the Lilywhite Steam Laundry Co for permission to retain their direction signs.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

1908 Letter from D Brennan asking if the Council will change the name of that portion of Wilson Street between King Street and Erskineville Road to Cheapside Place.

It was resolved that the letter be received and the writer informed that on account of the confusion and inconvenience which is caused in deeds and other legal documents by the change of the name of portion of an old established Street it is regretted that the application cannot be granted but there can be no objection to the applicant calling his new building by this special name if he so desires so as to make them more attractive or their location easier.

1909 Letter from the Local Government Department covering an amendment and clause 5 of Ordinance 38 re the granting of a Lease.

Received.

1910 A list of outstanding rates in accordance with regulation 6 (49B) were submitted by the Town Clerk and it was resolved that the list be laid upon the table and the necessary prosecutions instituted for the recovery of the outstanding amounts.

Reports

Overseer of Works

1911 The Overseer of Works submitted his report of Works completed or in progress during the past fortnight.

It was resolved that the Report be received and the plans referred to the Works Committee for report.

Sanitary Inspector

1912 The Sanitary Inspector submitted his Report as contained in folios 121 to 123 of the Sanitary Inspectors Report Book and it was resolved that the Report be received and the applications mentioned in paragraph 2 be granted.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

1913 His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

That this Council do now make and levy a general rate of 3¼d in the £ for the year ending 31st December 1916 (as forecasted in the estimates approved and Julie advertised on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable land within the Municipality of Newtown to provide sufficient money to defray all its probable and reasonable expenses in the carrying out during the year of the several purposes in respect of which it is authorised directed or obliged by the Act Ordinances and Regulations to expend or apply the funds of the area.

Seconded by Alderman Prichard and carried.

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

That the following works authorised for O’Connell Ward and the vote of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now revoted namely:-

1914 Whateley Lane East of Whatley Street remove gutter stones and tar pave carriageway

 

£ 35.10.0

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Alderman Morgan moved that the following 5 motions standing in his name:-

That the following works authorised for Enmore Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now revoted viz:-

1915 1 Sloane Street Tarpave carriageway and repair parts £ 325.0.0
1916 2 Metropolitan Road Tarpave the carriageway 650.0.0
1917 3 Belmore Lane Renew 70 yards of gutter stones and repair carriageway where necessary with blue metal    50.0.0
1918 4 Liberty Street Repair where necessary and top dressed with prepared tar and Nepean sand    30.0.0
1919 5 Enmore Road North side Take up and relay blocks from Phillip Street to Station Street 670.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Prichard and carried.

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved for Alderman Lewis the following for motions standing in his name:-

That the following works authorised for O’Connell Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now revoted viz:-

1920 1 Watkin Lane Tarpave carriageway £ 125.0.0
1921 2 Church Street Tarpave carriageway from Lennox to Victoria Streets    185.0.0
1922 3 King Street Top dress footpaths from Bligh Street to Newtown Railway Bridge      85.0.0
1923 4 King Street Top dress the wood blocked carriageway from Bligh Street to Newtown Railway Bridge 365.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Alderman Clegg moved:-

That the following works authorised for O’Connell Ward and the vote of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now revoted viz:-

1924 Wilson Street Repair and tarpave carriageway £1241.0.0

Seconded by His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and carried.

Alderman Edwards moved the following four motions standing in his name:-

That the following works authorised for Camden Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now re-voted viz:-

1925 1 Hawken Street Repair and top dress carriageway £   27.0.0
1926 2 Holmwood Street Blue metal and top dress carriageway 155.0.0
1927 3 King Street Woodblock the carriageway between kerb and tramline Western side to end of portion blocked on tram line 230.0.0
1928 4 Angel Lane Form and tarpave full width and kerb Western side 105.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved the following four motions standing in his name:-

That the following works authorised for Kingston Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 pursuant of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now revoted viz:-

1929 1 Albemarle Street Tar metal carriageway from Baltic Street to Bedford Street £ 87.0.0
1930 2 Albemarle Street Repair West End and top dress carriageway with 2 coats and treat with prepared tar and metal screenings    75.0.0
1931 3 Turtle Lane Top dress with prepared tar and Nepean sand     4.0.0
1932 4 Church Street Renew Freestone guttering with trachyte cubes    10.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

Alderman Morgan moved for Alderman Szarka:-That the following works authorised for Enmore Ward and the vote of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now re-voted viz:-

1933 Belmore Street Remetal and topdress £ 230.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Pritchard and carried.

Alderman Pritchard moved the following motions standing in his name:-

That the following works authorised for Enmore Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 be now re-voted viz:-

1934 1 Station Street Re-asphalt from Holt Street to Enmore Road and top dress with tar from Holt Street Camden Street £ 250.0.0
1935 2 Marion Lane Remove gutter stones lay strip one yard wide each side Lane and top dress balance of carriageway 165.0.0

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Questions Without Notice

1936 Under this heading His Worship The Mayor mentioned that 2 tenants of the Council had asked that some reduction might be made in the rent of the Town Hall as at the present time they found it impossible to pay the existing rents.

1936a The International Bible Students Association asked that their Religious Meetings two on Sundays and one on Tuesday evenings might be classed and charged as Lodge Meetings at the rate of 10/-each.

After discussion in view of the nature of the Meetings it was decided this request be granted.

1936b Mr H Hermann asked that the rent of the Hall for Saturday evenings be reduced from 22/6 during the Summer months as many of his pupils and patrons had enlisted for the War. After discussion it was decided that this request could not be granted.

There being no further business the meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 25th day of January 1916 will stop

Signed W G Salmon, Town Clerk.        Frank Bamfield, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 11th day of January 1916

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday 11th day of January 1916 at 8.30pm.

For the purpose of confirming the rate of /3¼d in the £.

Present

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Aldermen Clegg, Turtle, Bloom, Dibble, Morgan, Ryan, Prichard, Smith, and Edwards.

Apologies

1937 Apologies were received from Aldermen Szarka and Lewis.

Business

1938 His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

That the rate of /3¼d in the £ on the unimproved Capital Value of all rateable lands within the Municipality of Newtown made and passed by resolution of this Council at a duly constituted meeting held this day be and the same is hereby confirmed and that the Mayor and Town Clerk be authorised when the rates have been written up in the rate books to attach the corporate seal of the Council thereto and Julie sign each book.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan 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 25th day of January 1916 will stop

Signed W G Salmon, Town Clerk.        Frank Bamfield, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 25th day of January 1916

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday 25th day of January 1916 at 7.30pm.

Present

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

Minutes

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

Correspondence

1939 Letter from Inspector CF Friend Public Instruction Department asking how far the Council will be prepared to go in the matter of providing organised games at Hollis Park.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee for report.

1940 Letter from the Local Government Department re-the danger caused by the insufficient protection on balconies especially at Hotels.

Received.

1941 Letter from Alderman D M Cooper in support of his candidature for a seat on the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. Received.

1942 Letter from the Railway Department intimating that it was not likely that Leamington Avenue would be resumed by the Railway Department at an early date.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

1943 Letter from the Secretary Newtown War Service Committee asking if payments to Recruiting Officers could be supervised by the Town Clerk and made through this Councils Trust Fund Account.

Received and the request complied with.

1944 Letter from the Department of Public Health covering 17 samples of milk all of which were found to be correct. Received.

1945 Letter from Alderman W Taylor in support of his candidature as a member on the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. Received.

1946 Letter from the Secretary Local Government Association giving information with regard to various Awards. Received.

1947 Letter from the Petersham Sand Bag Committee inviting the members of the Council to a Continental on the Petersham Park on Monday 31st January 1916.

Received with thanks and as many as possible to attend.

1948 Letter from the Secretary Clays Bridge Theatre Co complaining of the Band performance in front of the Town Hall disturbing the Artists at the Clays Bridge Theatre adjoining.

It was resolved that the letter be received and the matter left in the Mayor’s hands to arrange with the Band Conductors so as to avoid the nuisance complained of.

1949 Application from A E Patrick for Council’s approval of an amended plan of Factory Street.

Deferred for further consideration.

Reports

Mayor’s Report

1950 His Worship The Mayor submitted a Report giving a brief resume of the year’s work financial and otherwise for the year ending 31st December 1915.

Alderman Morgan moved that the very satisfactory annual Report of His Worship The Mayor be received and adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg.

Alderman Turtle in supporting the motion drew attention to the omission of the names of Aldermen Szarka and Turtle and Mr Stan Barnes in connection with the Monster Art Union for Australia Day.

The motion was submitted and carried unanimously.

Finance Committee

1951 The Finance Committee submitted their Report as contained on folio 123 of the Finance Committees Report Book which recommended:-

Confirmation of accounts paid under votes of appropriation to 31st December 1915. £ 501.12.5
Paid since 1st of January 1916 to date    506.7.4
And also the payment of accounts submitted this evening amounting to    129.1.2
Total payments from General Fund since last meeting £1137.0.11

 

From the Trust Fund refund of Tender Deposits      11.0.0
The Monthly Financial Statement was submitted disclosing a credit balance to date of 574.1.11

In connection with the rental charges under section 129 of the Local Government Act it is recommended that the rental charges for pipes wires cables etc within this Municipality for the year beginning 1st January 1916 be as follows:-

Australian Gas Light Co 216.0.0
Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Limited    86.0.0

Alderman Clegg 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 Edwards and carried.

Deputation Re Liberty Street

1952 His Worship The Mayor submitted a Report of a Deputation which waited upon the Honourable J H Cann (Minister for Works) on the site Liberty Street to ask for a portion of land vested in the Water and Sewerage Board which is required for the extension of the Street through to Railway Avenue.

The Deputation consisted of Representatives from the Petersham and Newtown Councils and the Minister in reply said he was not able to do all that the Deputation asked as he had no Fund at his disposal for the purpose that he would bring the matter under the notice of the Minister for Public Instruction to see if the amount (£156) could be paid from a Fund at his disposal.

The report was received and adopted.

Renaming Of Boundary Streets

1953 His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) submitted a further report with reference to the renaming of boundary streets between the City of Sydney and the Municipality of Newtown which recommended:-

  1. That the name of Wellington Street be retained for the full-length and this City Council be asked to change the name of Wellington Street Chippendale…
  2. That the name of Church Street be retained as full-length and the City Council be asked to change the name of Church Street Pyrmont.
  3. That the name of Regent Street be altered to Chelmsford Street.
  4. That the name of Stanley Street be altered to Gilpin Street.
  5. That the name of Bligh Street be altered to St Pauls Road.

Alderman Morgan moved that the Mayor’s report be received and adopted and that the recommendations contained therein be forwarded to the City Council.

Seconded by Alderman Prichard and carried.

Works Committee

1954 His Worship The Mayor submitted a Report of the Works Committee as contained on folio 37 and 39 of the Works Committees Report Book and it was resolved that the Works Committees Report be received and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.

Auditors Report

1955 The Councils Auditors Messrs W H Cadogan and Co submitted their Report together with the Balance Sheet of the Councils accounts for the period ending 31st December 1915 certifying that the same were correct and in good order.

Alderman Morgan moved that the Auditors Report and Balance Sheet received and adopted and the necessary copies forwarded to the various Departments as provided by the Local Government Act and regulations.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Overseer of Works

1956 The Overseer of Works submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was received.

Sanitary Inspector

1957 The Sanitary Inspectors admitted his Report as contained on folio 124 of the Sanitary Inspectors Report Book.

Alderman Smith moved that the Report be received and applications mentioned in paragraph 2 granted.

Seconded by Alderman Szarka and carried.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

1958 Votes of Appropriation

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved that the following resolution standing in his name:-

  1. That the sum of £14083 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Works expenditure.
  2. That the sum of £3945 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Services expenditure.
  3. That the sum of £1900 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Health expenditure.
  4. That the sum of £1326 be now appropriated from the General Fund for General Purposes Administrator of expenditure.
  5. That the sum of £295 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Municipal Property expenditure.
  6. Which were seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

1959 His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

that the work in connection with the widening of Wilson Street from King Street to Erskineville Road as arranged by this Council be carried out at an estimated cost of £596.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

Alderman Ryan moved:-

1960 That the following works authorised for Camden Ward and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st of December 1915 in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now voted for viz:- Lord Street re-metal and top-dress and repair the gutter-stones where necessary from John Street to Edgeware Road at an estimated cost of £160.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:-

1961 That the following works authorised for Kingston Ward and the vote of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st December 1915 in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now voted viz:-Baltic Lane tarmetal the carriageway at an estimated cost £55.

Seconded by Alderman Dibble and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:-

1962 That the footpath on the northern side of Lennox Street between Australia Street and Church Street be tar paved at an estimated cost of £40.

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

Order Of The Day

1963 In accordance with the regulations framed under the provisions of the 5 Brigade Act 1909 to cast 3 votes for a candidate for the position of member on the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. to be elected by the Councils mentioned in Schedule 1.

The candidates were as follows:-

Alderman Douglas Maxwell Cooper   –   Randwick.

Alderman Would Taylor                          –   Rockdale.

Alderman Thomas Stowe                     –   Vaucluse.

A ballot was taken which resulted in the election of Alderman William Taylor Rockdale.

His Worship The Mayor then moved that this Council gives the 3 votes to which a dozen title in connection with the election of a member on the Board of Fire Commissioners by the Councils the numerator din Schedule 1 of the Fire Brigades Act No. 9. of 1909 to Alderman William Taylor and that this resolution be forwarded to the Returning Officer in Sydney under the corporate seal of the Council.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Questions Without Notice

1964 Under this heading Alderman Lewis asked whether it was the intention of the Proprietors to re-erect the Stadium King Street.

His Worship The Mayor replied that no application was yet to hand but it is understood the matter will be bought under the Council’s notice at an early date.

1965 Alderman Turtle drew attention to the satisfactory nature of the income and expenditure in connection with the Town Hall as disclosed in the Balance Sheet.

1966 Complimentary reference was also made by the members of the Council to the amount raised for Patriotic Funds and other matters mentioned in the Mayor’s report which was eminently satisfactory.

There being no further business the Meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 8th day of February 1916.

Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk.       Frank Bamfield, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 25th day of January 1916

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Thursday 3rd day of February 1916 at 7.30pm.

Present

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

His Worship The Mayor announce the business of the Meeting to be:-

  1. To determine whether or not the Council will grant an allowance to the Mayor for the year beginning 1st of March 1916.
  2. If it is determined to grant an allowance to fix the amount.
  3. To elect a Mayor for the year beginning 1st of March 1916.

Alderman Pritchard moved:-

1967 That the amount of the Mayoral allowance for the year beginning 1st of March 1916 the sum of £50.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Alderman Bloom moved:-

That the amount of the Mayoral allowance for the year beginning 1st of March 1916 be the sum of £50.

Seconded by Alderman Smith.

Amendment moved by Alderman Pritchard seconded by Alderman Szarka that the amount of the Mayoral allowance for the term beginning 1st of March 1916 the sum of £100. This amendment upon being submitted was declared carried.

The Amendment was then submitted as the substantive motion when Alderman Lewis moved as a further amendment that the amount of the Mayoral allowance for the term beginning 1st of March 1916 be the sum of £150.

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and lost.

The substantive motion that the Mayoral allowance be £100 was then submitted and declared carried.

Mayoral Election

1968 Nominations were then invited in writing for the position of Mayor for the period beginning 1st of March 1916.

Alderman Morgan nominated His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) nominated Alderman WG Clegg Alderman Smith nominated Alderman C H Turtle.

There being no further nominations the nominations were declared closed and Town Clerk as Returning Officer conducted the ballot the voting being:-

Alderman Bamfield 2
Alderman Clegg 3
Alderman Turtle 7

Alderman Bamfield having received the lowest number of votes was declared defeated and a fresh ballot is held respecting the remaining candidates which resulted as follows:-

Alderman Clegg 4
Alderman Turtle 8

The Returning Officer then declared Alderman Charles H Turtle Duly elected Mayor for the year beginning 1st of March 1916 he having received the majority of votes cast.

The candidates returned thanks for the support accorded them.

The members of the Council express their appreciation of the able manner in which His Worship The Mayor had carried out his duty during the past three years and at the same time congratulated the Mayor elect upon his election and wished him a successful term of office.

Both the Mayor and the Mayor elect returned thanks for the kind expressions of goodwill and the Meeting concluded.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 8th day of February 1916.

 

Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk.   Frank Bamfield, Mayor.

1912

 

Tuesday 2nd of January 1912

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

Present

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

 

Minutes

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

Correspondence

Letter from E Williams asking that the lamp be removed to the opposite corner at the intersection of Erskineville Road and Wilson Street.

Received and referred to the Lighting Committee for report.

Letter from W Richmond asking that the Road the wood blocked from Stanmore Road to Juliett Street.

Received.

Letter from the Waterloo Council asking cooperation in an endeavour to obtain an alteration in the undertaker’s award so as to provide for burials on Sundays during the summer months.

Received and cooperation granted on the motion of Alderman Turtle seconded by Alderman Edwards.

Letter from S L Cole covering a copy of the Municipal and Shire Councils award and explaining the provisions of same.

Alderman Bamfield moved: “That the letter be received and Mr Cole thanked for his attention to the matter.” Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Letter from the Newtown Electric Light Company asking permission to erect an electric sign at the Trocadero Picture Palace.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Letter from J Archibald making application for Council’s approval of a subdivision plan of land at the corner of Edgeware Road and Darley Street also requesting the return of the plans of 2 cottages and Edgeware Road near Darley Street.

Received and consideration deferred till a later period of the evening.

 

Petition

Petition from C Barnes S Ward and 42 others praying that Lord Street be watered was received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

 

Reports

the Finance Committee reported having paid accounts since last meeting amounting to £297.2.8 and that the Balances at credit of Funds at 31/12/1911 were as follows:

General Fund £2163.2.5
Trust Fund £ 103.0.0
Wood Blocks F D £2030.0.0
Town Hall Account R and R £ 304.10.0 £4600.12.5

 

Resolved: That the report be received and adopted and the payment of Accounts approved.

 

Financial Statement

the Financial Statement to 31st December 1911 was submitted and ordered to be laid upon the table.

The Finance Committee submitted a Special Report read a letter received from E A Turtle asking councils reasons for refusing approval of Plans of houses in Lord Street and recommended “That the matter be referred for Solicitors advice.”

Received and Adopted.

 

Overseer of Works

the Overseer of Works Report dealing with matters completed or in progress during the past fortnight was received and adopted.

The Sunday Inspectors Report as contained in paragraph 1 to 5 inclusive on pages 166/7 of Report Book was received the Applications mentioned in paragraph 3 were granted and the authority asked for in paragraph 5 was approved.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That all Resolutions of this Council of the 19th December 1911 in so far as they expressed approval of the plan and specification submitted by Mr J Archibald of 2 cottages in Edgeware Road near the Intersection of Darley Street be and the same I hereby rescinded.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Mr Archibald’s letters were again submitted for consideration when it was resolved: “That the further consideration of J Archibald’s applications stand over pending Legal advice as to this councils process in the matter in the meantime that the Applicant be informed that he may have the plans of his houses if he so desires.”

 

Alderman Cousins moved: “That a Committee be appointed to enquire into and report upon the advisability and probable cost of securing a motor for Street Watering purposes.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Resolved: That the matter be considered by the Works Committee with the at addition of Alderman Cousins.

 

Order of the Day

The Finance Committee submitted the following Estimates of Receipts and Expenditure that the year 1912 viz:

A The amount of the proposed expenditure out of the Fund to which the proceeds of the rates are to be paid.

 

General Purposes Administrator of Expenses
Salaries £950, Mayoral Allowance £200 Stationery printing advertising £200 Sundry Administrator of Expenses £125. £1475

 

 

Public Works
Road metal (Blue and White) £2500, wages £2300, Street Cleaning £1300, Bricks £400, Ballasted £150 Sand £140 Cement £50 Kerb and gutter £250 Plumbing £30 Timber £20 Plant, Tools, Repairs and etc £150. £8040

 

 

Health Administration
Inspectors Salaries £364 Garbage Service £1872 Sundry Expenses £80. £2316

 

Public Services
Street Watering £540 Street Lighting £2350, Fire Brigades Board £650. £3540

 

Municipals Property
Caretaker gas and etc £120, Rates £130. £250

 

Miscellaneous
interest on Loan £1260 Annual Provision for renewing wood blocks £1000 Newtown Brass Band £100 £2360
£17,981

 

B Amount on Hand available the such expenditure £2163.2.5
C Other revenue likely to be available £ 950.0.0
D Amount required to be raised £14867.17.7
E Total value of unimproved Land £1308462
Total improved Capital Value £3030996
Assessed Annual Value £ 221000

 

A rate of 2 ¾ pence on the unimproved capital value (£1308462) will yield £14992.15.10. (Subject to reduction on Appeal).

 

His Worship The Mayor moved: “That the foregoing estimates of Receipts and Expenditure for the year 1912 be and the same I hereby received and adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

The Meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed 16th January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

Tuesday January 16th 1912

 

Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday January 16th 1912.

 

Present

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

 

Minutes

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

 

Mayoral Minute re Year 1911

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) submitted a Minute dealing with the progress of the Municipality Financial and otherwise for the year 1911.

Received and adopted.

 

Correspondence

Letter from the North Sydney Council asking cooperation in an endeavour to obtain legislation to prohibit or regulate Advertising Hoardings.

Received and cooperation granted on the motion of Alderman Morgan seconded by Alderman Elstub.

Letter from L Everingham making application to erect a Lamp on the path in front of Hatte’s Arcade.

Received and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Letter from the Newtown Electric Light Company asking permission to low of the Electric Sign at the Trocadero Picture Palace to a position over the Awning.

Received and granted subject to the sign being fixed to the satisfaction of Councils Inspector.

Letter from the Department of Public Construction asking what the Council are prepared to do in the event of land in Wilson Street been handed over to the Council on a long lease at an nominal rental the playground purposes.

Alderman Lewis moved: “That this letter be received and the Minister informed that provided the whole of the land owned by the Department at this place is included in the lease this Council will fence it in and supervise it as a Children’s Playground.”

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

Letter from the Department of Lands covering Gazette notices of Alignment of Yaralla Street Yaralla Lane and Brooks Lane.

Received and laid upon the table.

Letter from Alderman Taylor giving excerpts from the Fire Commissionaire’s report for 1911 was received.

At this junction His Worship The Mayor introduced Alderman Griffin Municipal Representative on the metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage to briefly address the Council in support of his Candidature are for re-election.

Alderman Morgan moved a vote of thanks to Alderman Griffin for his attendance and address.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Reports

Auditors Report

The Auditor (W H Cadogan) submitted his Report dealing with the councils Books of Accounts to 31st December 1911 and certifying to their correctness.

 

Balance Sheet

The Balance Sheet was also submitted showing details of accounts to the 31st December 1911 together with a list of rates outstanding duly certified.

Resolved: “That the Auditors Report Balance sheet and List of outstanding rates be received and adopted and laid on the table.

 

The Works Committee

submitted of reported meeting is held 8 and 16th January 1912 as set forth on the page 189 and containing paragraphs 1 to 4 inclusive.

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

 

Overseers Report

the Overseer of Works report dealing with works completed or in progress during the past fortnight and etc was submitted and it was resolved “That the report be received and the matter of plans referred to the Works Committee for report.

His Worship The Mayor reported that he had obtained legal advice and Counsels opinion and reference to two applications made under Ordinance 70 and acting under the advice received the Council should now approve of the Plans submitted.

After discussion it was resolved that the whole matter be referred to a Committee of the Whole Council for investigation and report as to the advisability of granting approval of the two plans submitted.

 

Sanitary Inspector

The Sanitary Inspector’s report was contained in paragraphs 1 to 6 on pages 168/9 of the report book was received and it was resolved: “That the Report be received and adopted the applications for Registration mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and Authority given to issue a Statutory Notice as recommended in paragraph 6.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That the following works authorised for Camden and Enmore Wards and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on 31st of December 1911 in pursuance of Clause 3 Resolution 6 be now revoted.”

 

Camden Ward

1 Alice Street from King Street to Hawken Street remetal 22 feet wide at an estimated cost of £ 331
2 Alice Street from Hawken Street to Edgeware Road tarpave carriageway 22 feet wide at an estimated cost of £ 358
3 Newman Street from Angel Street to Union Street repair with metal and tarred screenings estimated cost £ 277
4 Gibbes Street lifted and relayed kerb and gutter from Whitehorse Street to No 14 tarpaved crossing West to East side and repair where required estimated cost £50
5 Goodsell Street South side from King Street to Goodsell Lane complete tar paving estimated cost £ 8.10.0
6 Wells Street footpath both sides from John Street to Edgeware Road repair and top dress estimated cost £ 44
7 Gowrie Street carriageway from Iredale Street to Munni Street top dress and lay strips 4 feet wide along gutters estimated cost £ 120
8 Commodore Street top dress carriageway estimated cost £   30
9 Hawken Street repair and top dress carriageway estimated cost £   27
10 Maria Lane complete kerb and gutter West side to East £   18
11 Darley Street intersection of John and Darley streets cubed £   50
12 Dickson Street and Pearl Lane renew crossing estimated cost £     9.10.0

 

Enmore Ward

13 Metropolitan Road carriageway tarpaved 22 feet wide estimated cost £ 660
14 Camden Street from King Street to station Street tarpave the carriageway 1st class estimated cost £ 186
15 Lane off Ferndale Street white metal estimated cost £   34
16 Claire Street remetal with white metal estimated cost £   66
17 Gladstone Street from Phillip Street to liberty Street remetal £ 140
18 Sarah Street renew gutters where required North side from Marian Street to Simmons Street estimated cost £ 18
19 Sarah Street remetal carriageway with white metal £   75
20 Francis Street repair carriageway with white metal £   80
21 Trafalgar Street remetal carriageway estimated cost £ 177
22 Trafalgar Street footpath South side renew repair and top dress £   35
23 Enmore Lane from Station Street to end of new gutters remetalled with white metal and from end of new gutters to Reiby Street tarpave from kerb to kerb estimated cost £   35

 

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed this 30th day of January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

 

30th of January 1912

 

Minutes of a Special meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Monday 22nd of January 1912 at 7.30pm.

 

Present

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

 

An apology was received from Alderman Turtle.

 

His Worship The Mayor announce the business of the Special meeting to be:

1 “The making of a General Rate of 2¾ pence in the £ for the year ending 31st December 1912 on the unimproved Capital Value of all rateable land in the Municipality to provide sufficient money to defray all its probable and reasonable expenses in the carrying out during the year of the several purposes in respect of which it is authorised directed or obliged by the Act Ordinances and Regulations to extend or apply to the funds of the Area.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Has Worship The Mayor moved:

2 “That the sum of £1475 be now appropriated from the General Fund for General Purposes Administration Expenses.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

3 “The sum of £8040 be now Appropriated from the General Fund for Public Works.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

4 “That the sum of £2316 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Health Administration.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

5 “That the sum of £3540 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Service.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

6 “That the sum of £250 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Municipal Property.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

His Worship The Mayor moved:

7 “That the sum of £2360 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Miscellaneous Expenses.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed Town Hall Newtown 30th of January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Monday 22nd of January 1912 at 8.15pm.

 

Present

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

An apology was received from Alderman Turtle.

 

Business

“To confirm the resolution making a General Rate of 2¾ pence in the £on the unimproved Capital Value.”

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved:

“That the Rate of 2¾ pence in the £ on the unimproved Capital Value of all Rateable Lands in the Municipality made and passed viz Resolution of this Council at a duly constituted meeting held this day be and the same is hereby confirmed and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorised when the rates have been written up in the Rate Books to attach the common seal of the Council to and sign the Rate Books.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed this 30th day of January 1912.

 

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

 

Minutes of a Committee of the Whole Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Monday 22nd of January 1912 at 8.30pm.

 

Present

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

 

An apology was received from Alderman Turtle.

 

Business

“To consider Legal advice received re-Building Ordinance 70 and Council’s regulations thereunder and the advisability of approving plans and specifications submitted under the provisions of the said Ordinances by E A Turtle and J Archibald.

Having fully considered the matter your Committee now recommend:

1 “That in accordance with the advice given by Counsel and concurred with by the Solicitors the Applications of E A Turtle and J Archibald be granted.”

2 “That a letter be sent to the Minister for Public Works pointing out that the disabilities the Council is labouring under in connection with Ordinance 70 and asking that the prompt step is be taken to amend the Act so as to give adequate powers of control over the Subdivision of Land and the erection of Building thereon.

Adopted.

 

30th of January 1912.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 30th of January 1912

 

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

 

Present

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

 

Minutes

the Minutes of 3 meetings held 16th and 22nd of January were read confirmed on the motion of Alderman Morgan seconded by Alderman Elstub and signed.

 

Alderman S L Cole

His Worship The Mayor welcomed The Mayor of the Glebe (Alderman Artlett) and also Alderman S L Cole (Glebe) who was present to address the meeting on behalf of his Candidature for the position of Municipal Representative on the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage.

 

Correspondence

Letter from the Newtown Ambulance Brigade asking permission to make a Street collection on Saturday 25th of February on behalf of the funds of the Brigade.

Received and request granted.

Letter from Condon Brothers Butchers King Street asking permission to keep their door open during Business hours.

Received and request refused as it would be a breach of Ordinance 56.

Letter from William May Land master porting re-Band performance on the 22nd instant.

Received.

Letter from A C Lucas Secretary to the Wyalong Disaster Newtown Citizens Benefit soliciting the patronage of the Mayor and Aldermen in connection with the Benefit to be held on the 14th February 1912.

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

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Further letter from A C Lucas asking permission to Exhibit 6 calico signs in connection with the Benefit for 2 weeks.

Received and granted.

Letter from the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage intimating that 3 ventilating shafts will be erected in connection with the Angel Street stormwater sewer.

Received.

Letter from the Wyalong Disaster Committee submitting a subscription list in connection with the relief Fund.

Received and to be laid upon the Office Table.

Letter from L Everingham asking permission to erect a lamp sign over the path opposite Hattie’s Arcade was refused on the recommendation of the Works Committee.

Letter from the Secretary to the Newtown Play grounds Committee giving further details of land in the Phillip Street Enmore.

Received and referred to Finance Committee.

 

Petition

Petition was received from Messrs Paterson Nickless Milen Guille and Company Greenwood and Swinburn asking permission to use cross blinds to shade their shop windows from the sun.

On the recommendation of the Works Committee was resolved:

“That where the circumstances warranted permission be granted for the use of a properly constructed and securely fixed playing roller blind as a sunshade on condition that the blind is erect to urge to the satisfaction of this Councils Inspector that a clear way of 7 feet is left between the bottom edge of the blind and the footway when the blind is fully lowered and that the blind is rolled up directly the sun is off the front or sides of the premises as the case may be.

Letter from Messrs William and J Dubber asking to be relieved of their Contract for the scavenging of Kingston Ward as the 3 Wards is found to be more than they can manage also requesting that the tender Deposit of £5 on the contract be returned.

Alderman Turtle moved: “That the B received and the request complied with.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

 

Alderman Edwards moved:

“That fresh tenders be called the scavenging of Kingston Ward.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith amendment moved by Alderman Turtle “That the scavenging of Kingston Ward be carried out by day labour.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared Carried.

 

Reports

a report was submitted from the Committee of the Whole Council which recommended 1 That the applications of Messrs Archibald and Turtle rebuilding be granted and 2 That a letter be sent to the Minister for Public Works pointing out the disabilities under which Councils are working owing to the inadequacy of their powers under Building Ordinance 70.

Alderman Rigg moved and Alderman Morgan seconded “That the report of the Committee of the Whole be received and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.”

Amendment moved by Alderman Lewis “That no reply be sent to the applications of Mr all Archibald and Turtle.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and lost.

The substantive motion was then submitted and declared carried.

 

Finance Committee

the Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since last meeting amounting to the sum of £243.19.3 and recommended payments of accounts amounting to £599.9.10 as set forth on pages 105/6 of the Finance Committee.

Refund of Tender Deposits from the Trust Fund of £40.0.0 were also submitted for confirmation.

Resolved: “That the Finance Committees report be received and adopted and the Accounts submitted the Confirmed and Paid.”

 

Financial Statements

the monthly statements in accordance with Regulation 6 was submitted and ordered to be laid upon the table. Credit balance £2021.17.10 General fund and £63 Trust Fund.

The Works Committees report containing paragraphs 12 4 pages 190/1 of the Works Committees book was received and adopted. Applications from J Campbell for approval of plans of shop and Dwelling Enmore Road for Mr McDonnell was received and approval is desired granted.

 

 

Overseers Report

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

 

Inspectors Report

The Inspector’s report was submitted as contained in paragraphs 1 to 5 Report Book pages 170/1 and it was resolved that the report be received and adopted proceedings to be taken as recommended in paragraph 3.

At this junction His Worship The Mayor introduced Alderman: (Glebe) who address the Council in support of his candidature for the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage.

A vote of thanks was accorded Alderman Cole for his address.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

His Worship The Mayor (Alderman Rigg) moved: “That the following Works authorised and the votes of money therefore which lapsed on the 31st of December 1911 in pursuance of Clause 13 of Regulation 6 is being now revoted viz:

 

O’Connell Ward

1 Wilson Street Tarpave carriageway at an estimated cost of £1241
2 Erskineville Road Top dress Carriageway within 100 yards of King Street E.C. £9.10.0
3 Whateley Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £3.16.0
4 Hordern Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £6.10.0
5 Egan Street Top dress carriageway within 100 yards of King Street £6.10.0
6 O’Connell Street ”     ”    ”       ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £7.12.0
7 Watkin Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £14.0.0
8 Stephen Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £1.12.6
9 Missenden Road ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £8.2.6
10 Bucknell Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £6.10.0
11 Elizabeth Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £4.12.0
12 Fitzroy Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £6.10.0
13 Queen Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £9.5.0
14 Little Queen Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £4.12.0
15 Forbes Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £8.15.0
16 Bligh Street ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     “ £7.0.0
17 Bucknell Lane Brown to Bucknell Street repair with white metal and top dress the carriageway £55.0.0
18 Watkin’s Lane Tarpave carriageway £125.0.0
19 Watkin Street Carriageway repair where necessary £130.0.0
20 Fitzroy Street Carriageway from Fitzroy Lane to present tarpaving repair remetal and topdress £32.0.0
21 Hemmings Lane Carriageway white metal and top dress £18.0.0
22 Egan Street Renew tar paving in front of Cottages £10.0.0
23 Chalder Street from Egan to O’Connell streets tar pave carriageway £74.10.0
24 O’Connell Street from prospect Street to bottom remetal with white metal and tarpave £85.0.0
25 Longdown Street from Missenden Road to Elizabeth Street renew gutterstones where required and repair carriageway £60.0.0
26 Forbes Street repair and top dress footpath £19.0.0
27 Missenden Road ballast and metal carriageway and renew crossing at Richard and Aylesbury Street £275.0.0
28 Erskineville Road from Wilson Street to Railway Bridge remetal £118.0.0
29 Queen Street repair and top dress carriageway £50.0.0
30 Linthorpe Street metal with white metal and top dress £168.0.0
31 Missenden Road western side renew gutterstones from No 2 to 4 £4.0.0
32 Raper Street from O’Connell to Hordern Street remetal with white metal where required and top dress carriageway and repair gutterstones where necessary £55.0.0
33 Aylesbury Street South side complete kerb and gutter and tarpaving to Elizabeth Street £50.0.0
34 Campbell Street repair and top dress footpath £18.0.0
35 Longdown Street renew footpath where required £10.0.0
36 Little Queen Street renew footpath where required £8.10.0
37 Fitzroy Street renew footpath where required and top dress £40.0.0
38 Hordern Street footpath renew where required and top dress £57.0.0
39 Church Street east side footpath renew where required and top dress £45.0.0
40 Hordern Street from King Street to prospect Street remetal (white) £64.0.0
41 Church Street from Lennox to Victoria streets tar pave carriageway £185.0.0
42 Mechanic Street carriageway remetal with white metal £36.0.0
43 Susan Street renew footpath £37.0.0
44 Lanes Pines Estate Space between buildings fence or kerb to be tar paved
                                         Holdsworth Lane £5.8.0
                                         Randall Lane £5.14.0
                                       Wilson Lane £16.5.0
                                         Ivery’s Lane £15.0.0
                                         Leamington Lane £8.15.0

 

Kingston Ward

45 Lennox Street from Australia Street to Regent Street remetal with white from Regent to Oxford Street ballasted and metal with white metal £160.0.0
46 Hopetoun Street remetal carriageway with white metal 20 feet wide and top dress £89.0.0
47 Northwood Lane metal (white and top dress) £50.0.0
48 Bishopsgate Street repairs to footpath £8.10.0
49 Pierce Street tarpave carriageway £72.0.0
50 Australia Street remetal carriageway from Court House to Lennox Street £128.0.0
51 Lennox Street remetal carriageway from church to Australia Streets £143.0.0
52 Bedford Street Top dress carriageway within 100 yards of King Street £8.2.6
53 Eliza Street ”                   ”                           “ £8.2.6
54 Federation Street top dress carriageway £43.10.0
55 That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of tar paving Robert Street Regent Street from Bedford to Albemarle Street and Station Street from Bedford Street to Lennox Street

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

Alderman Bamfield moved:

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act and Ordinances thereunder and Allowance be granted to the Mayor for executing the office of Mayor for the ensuing term and the sum of £200 be the amount of such Allowance.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Turtle moved:

That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of carrying out the following works: 1 the tar metalling of the footpath on the Cemetery side of Church 8 inches from Caretakers Lodge to Federation Road.

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

2 The tar metalling of the footpath on the Cemetery side of Lennox Street from Baptist Church to Mr Dibble’s premises.

Seconded by Alderman Elstub and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis moved:

That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of top dressing with tar and sand the footpaths in King Street from Bligh Street to the Newtown Railway Bridge.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Alderman Lewis moved:

“That it be referred to the Works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of top dressing with prepared tar and the Nepean sand the Wood blocked carriageway in King Street from Bligh Street to the Newtown Railway Bridge and Enmore Road from the Railway Bridge to Stanmore Road.

Seconded by Alderman Cousins and carried.

 

Alderman Cousins moved for Alderman Lawler:

“That it be referred to the works Committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of top dressing with prepared tar and Nepean sand the Wood blocked carriageway in King Street South.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice:

This Worship The Mayor moved:

“That a letter be forwarded to Alderman Lawler expressive of this Council’s sincere regret at his indisposition caused by a brutal assault on the 26th January and expressing the hope that he will soon be restored to health and strength.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

Alderman Lewis drew attention to the inadequacy of the Police protection for an important Municipality like Newtown and instanced a difficulty experienced in obtaining prompt Police assistance in recent assault cases and moved: “That a letter be sent to the Inspector General of Police bringing the matter under his notice and asking for more Adequate Police Protection.”

Seconded by Alderman Macready and carried.

 

Alderman turtle moved:

that a letter expressive of this Council’s sincere sympathy be forwarded to the widow of the late Ex Alderman Hitchcock who recently lost his life in a motor accident.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

The meeting then terminated.

 

Confirmed this 13th day of February 1912.

Signed W. Rigg, Mayor.

1911

O.M.

No. 11/1

3rd of January 1911

 

Tuesday 3rd of January 1911

 

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

 

Present

The Mayor Alderman Morgan and a full Council.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

1 From the Engineer in Chief for Existing Lines asking the permission of the Council to carry out blasting operations in connection with the quadruplicate a show in of the line from Central Station to Sydenham.

Received and permission granted provided the Chief Commissioner make good any damage caused thereby.

2 From the Secretary the Civil Ambulance asking permission to hold classes in connection with First Aid in any one of the rooms in the Town Hall.

Received and request granted provided the rooms not otherwise engaged.

3 From the Under Secretary Department of Lands asking whether the Council desires the carriageways and footways to be established of Enmore Lane Pemell Lane and Reiby Lane as shown on Official plan of alignment forwarded on 16th of November 1910.

Received and Council requests establishment of alignment.

4 From the Under Secretary Department of Lands forwarding for exhibition at the Council Chambers copy of plan (No N35.1953) of the proposed alignment of Gibb Norfolk and Whitehorse Streets Railway Newman Angel Gowrie Erskineville and Union Lanes.

Received.

5 From Frederik C Boulton forwarding cover note for £3000 under the Workmen’s Compensation Act to 31st January 1911.

Received.

6 From George E Vickers asking permission to place a sign 8 feet long by 1 foot 6 inches wide above the entrance to his surgery No 1 Edgeware Road.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

7 From the Manager Bank of Australasia Newtown notifying that a Fixed Deposit of £150 account Reserves and Renewals Town Hall Building bearing interest at the rate of 3% due 30th December 1911 is held for collection.

Received.

8 From Thomas A Mansell calling attention to the need of an Electric Light at the Lane near the railway between Burren and Pine Streets near Macdonaldtown Railway Station.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

9 From J Schofield forwarding plan and specification for a lorry shed of wood and iron at 175 Darley Street.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

10 From H J Parker stating that an ignorance of the Building Regulations he has erected a stable of wood and iron at the rear of hundred and 11 Bedford Street.

Received and to be considered with the Overseer of Works report.

 

Reports

 

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 20 of December 1910 amounting to £1257 and that the balance at credit of the various funds with the Bank of Australasia were as follows:

General Fund £2720.0.2
Trust Account        98.0.0
Fixed Deposit Wood Blocks   1000.0.0
Fixed Deposit Stormwater Drain     937.10.0
Fixed Deposit Reserves and Renewals Town Hall Building

Moved by the Mayor: “That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress also the erection of a ward and iron stable at the rear of 111 Bedford Street without plans been submitted for approval.

Received and Mr Parkers explanation regarding the erection of the stable accepted.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported that the contractors for scavenging the Kingston Enmore and Camden Wards had signed the Contracts and entered on their work but the Contract for the O’Connell Ward had failed to do so and therefore Mr Joseph Howarth the former contractor has been engaged to carry out the work from day to day pending the decision of the Council also the receipt of 119 applications for registration as Milk vendors and 2 applications for licenses to sell fish within the Municipality.

Received and registrations and licenses granted as recommended the matter of the O’Connell Ward Contractor to be considered at a later period.

 

Motions Pursuant To Notice

Alderman Bamfield moved:

1 “That in accordance with the provisions of clause 8 of Section 7 of the Ordinances the Council do now fix the remuneration of the Electoral Offices in connection with the forthcoming Triennial Elections as follows:

Returning Officer       £6.6.0

Presiding Officers       2.2.0

Poll Clerks                  1.1.0”

Seconded by Alderman Milne.

Alderman Macready called for a division with the following result.

For the motion. Aldermen Bamfield, Smith, Lewis, Milne, Clegg, Turtle, Campbell, Jones, Elstub and Rigg.

Against. Alderman Macready.

The motion was declared carried.

 

Order of the Day

to receive and adopted the Finance Committees report of the probable expenditure on and expected revenue from the various services as prepared by the clerk and Overseer of Works in accordance with Section 142 of the Local Government Acts 1906-7-8

The Finance Committee

Submitted the following estimates viz:

 

Estimated Expenditure

(a) The amount of the proposed expenditure out of the Fund to which the proceeds of the rates are to be carried.

General Purposes Administrative Expenses
Salaries £1100
Stationery and Printing     150
Advertising        80
Election Expenses        50
Office and Lighting        20
Petty Cash and Postages        40
Audit Fee`        30
Valuation     150
Law Costs        20 1,640.0.0
Public Works
Blue Metal 1500
Wages 2500
Tar and Cartage     800
Bricks     400
Ballast     120
Cement        50
Plumbing Work        30
Plant and Repairs     200
Sand for Tar paving     100
Sand for Would Blocks        40
Blacksmiths Sharpening Tools        25
Forward £5765 1640.0.0
Public Works brought forward £5765 £1640.0.0
Bricks for General Repairs        20
Kerb and Gutter Stone     250.0.0
Stores (roads and tools account)        50.0.0
Timber        25.0.0 6110.0.0
Construction Work Stormwater Drain £1175     237.10.0
 
Health Administration
Garbage Service £1700
Sweeping Woodblocks 1100
Inspector     208
Disinfectants        30
Law Prosecutions        20
Pure Foods Act Expenses        20 3078.0.0
Public Services
Street Watering   375
Street Lighting 1750
Fire Brigades Board   750 2875.0.0
Municipal Property
Caretaker   150
Municipal Rates     140   290.0.0
Miscellaneous
Newtown Brass Band    100
Interest on Loan 1260
Annual Provision for renewing Ward blocks 1000 2360.0.0
£16590.10.0

The Estimates having being considered in detail the Mayor moved:

“That the estimates as read by the Clerk be and are hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

The Mayor moved:

that the Council proposed to levy a General Rate of Two Pence halfpence (2½pence) in the pound (£) on the On the improved Capital Value of £1,324,432 estimated to yield £1,3796.3.4 subject to reduction on appeals.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

That the above Estimates considered and adopted by the Council be published as prescribed by the Act.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and carried.

 

O’Connell Ward Contract

The Council having considered the Inspector’s report regarding the failure of Robert Martin to take up the Contract for scavenging the O’Connell Ward Alderman Elstub moved: “That the tender of Mr Joseph How with at £45 (forty five pounds) per month be accepted.”

Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

 

Public Holidays

Resolved that the resolution passed on 6 December 1910 that employees to have been in the service of the Council for a period of 12 months received full pay for Public Holidays take effect from the date of the passing of said resolution.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 17th day of January 1911.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 17th January 1911

 

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Bamfield, Lewis, Smith, Milne, Macready, Rigg, Elstub, Jones, Campbell, Turtle and Clegg.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

11 From F C Boulton forwarding proposal form for the Workmen’s Compensation Act for the ensuring of the Maintenance men.

Received and Referred to Finance Committee.

12 From Board of Health forwarding copy of report by the Government Analyst on chemical examination of 4 samples of milk collected on 22nd Alton oh by Inspector Watson.

Received.

13 From Drummoyne Municipality stating that a deputation is to be received by the Honourable the Premier at his office on Wednesday 18th instant at 12 o’clock noon and asking that as many Aldermen as can will be present.

Received.

14 From the Department of Lands asking whether the Council desires the carriageways and footways to be established of Brown Buckland Bucknell Bruce and Watkin lanes as shown on official plan of alignment forwarded on 23rd of November 1910.

Received and Council requests that alignments be established.

15 From Department of Plans calling attention to a notice in the Government Gazette of 4th January 1911 relating to the alignment of streets and lanes in this Municipality under the Public Roads Act 1902.

Received.

16 From Messrs Haynes and Colby asking if this Council would give them the cost of carrying a wire across King Street to the picture show and cost of installing same.

Received and the writer to be informed that the Council has nothing to do with it and that the Balmain Company has control of same.

17 From J Watson Sanitary Inspector stating that he has engaged Messrs Poole and Eaton at 12/-per night each to sweep water and remove the sweepings from King Street and Enmore Road at night time each to provide a horse and cart also W Williamson to sweep the gutters and crossings at 6/8 per night.

Received.

18 From Sidney Syne applying for permission to paint a sign for Sunlight Soap on premises No 484 King Street Newtown.

Received and request refused.

19 From The Under Secretary Works Department respecting the proposed alteration of boundary between this Council and the City of Sydney and stating that such alteration could not be made (Received and request refused) by a simple change of boundary but that reconstitution of the 2 areas would be necessary and asking whether this Council desires reconstitution.

Referred to Finance Committee.

20 From H Abrahams superintendent of the Newtown District Ambulance and transport Brigade applying for permission to hold a Street collection on Saturday 25th of February 1911 to help procure a horse ambulance.

Received and permission granted.

21 From A J D Meares drawing attention to the absence of a lamp between Enmore Road and Liberty Street on Stanmore Road and requesting that an Electric Light be placed in lieu of the Gas Lamp recently removed.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

22 From A H Lockman and others calling attention to the necessity of placing a lamp at the bottom of the Lane in Eliza Street adjoining the school of arts in place of Gas lamp removed.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

23 From D Brennan drawing attention to the fact that the Street lamp at the rear of his premises in Wilson Street has been removed leaving the whole of that portion of the Street and darkness and asking if the Council will see their way clear to have it replaced.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

24 From Mrs M Yard complaining of the alteration to the Light at the corner of Metropolitan Road and cross Lane the light shines right into the front bedroom and making it untenantable and trusting that the Council will find some means of shading the light from the upper part of the house.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

25 From J The Weir drawing attention to the hardships he has to suffer through the removal of the light at the corner of Metropolitan Road and Cross Lane and stating that it affects his principal bedroom as a principal sleeping apartment and trusting that the Council will do the best they can to alleviate the nuisance.

Received and referred to Lighting Committee.

26 From the Superintendent Newtown District Ambulance and Transport Brigade applying for the use of the Hall free on Wednesday first proximo for the purpose of presenting Certificates for rendering first aid to the injured to the successful lady candidates who have passed their examinations.

Received and request granted.

27 From M G V Lees complaining of the smoke nuisance from burning tar in the Councils yard in front of his premises and asking if they can do something as it is very objectionable as the yard is so near and the material so handy perhaps the Council do the sidewalk around the house.

Received.

28 From Robert Morton asking if the Council will refund the deposit of £5 on tender for scavenging O’Connell Ward which he could not carry out.

Received and deposit to be refunded.

29 From Isaac Roff applying for Hoarding Licenses in this Municipality that the year ending 31st December 1911 as per list.

Received and licenses be granted except for those on walls application for licenses on walls to be refused.

 

Reports

 

The Lighting Committee

reported recommending several new lamps and removal of others.

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.

Received.

 

The Sanitary Inspector

reported amongst other things having received 32 applications to be registered as milk vendors 9 applications to sell fish and rabbits and one butchers license to be transferred.

Also on the 10th instant he purchased 6 samples of milk and delivered them to the Government Analyst for report.

Also submitted annual report for the year 1910.

Received and licenses as recommended be granted.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Bamfield moved:

“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1906-7-8 and the Ordinances thereunder this Council do now fix the allowance to be granted to the Mayor for executing the office of Mayor for the year 1911 at £100.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg Alderman Clegg moved as an amendment:

That it be left over for the incoming Council to consider. Seconded by Alderman Turtle.

On being put 5 voted for the Amendment and 6 for the Resolution which was carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

Alderman Jones and Lewis asked for certain information regarding the Elections.

The Mayor said he could give no advice.

Alderman Turtle called attention to the fact that there were two sets of numbers in Lennox Street.

The Mayor said he would have a matter seen into.

Alderman Rigg moved that a letter of sympathy be sent to the Town Clerk hoping that he will soon recover.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Alderman Morgan moved that Mr George Arthur Kitt be appointed Deputy Town Clerk while Mr Mackintosh is absent.

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

This being the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1911.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

S.M.

No. 11/2

 

Friday 20th January 1911

 

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Bamfield, Lewis, Smith, Milner, Macready and Elstub.

 

Business

By Order of the Mayor.

“To make a General Rate of 2½ (two pence halfpenny) in the pound (£) for the year ending 31st December 1911 on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable Lands in this Municipality as proposed passed at a meeting of the Council held on the 3rd January instant and subsequently notified in accordance with the requirements of Section 142 of the Local Government Act 1906 -7-8.”

 

The Mayor Moved:

“That this Council do now make and levy a General Rate of 2½ pence (two pence – halfpenny) in the £for the year ending 31st December 1911 on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable lands in the Municipality to provide sufficient money to defray all its probable and reasonable expenses in the carrying out during the year of the several purposes in respect of which it is authorised directed or obliged by the Act Ordinances and Regulations to expend or apply the funds of the Area.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the sum of £1640 be now appropriated from the General Fund for General Purposes Administrative Expenses.”

Seconded by Alderman Milne and carried.

2 “That the sum of £6110 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Works.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

3 “That the sum of £237.10.0 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Construction Work.”

Seconded by Alderman Milne and carried.

4 “That the sum of £3078 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Health Administration.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

5 “That the sum of £2875 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Services.”

Seconded by Alderman Milne and carried.

7 “That the sum of £2360 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Miscellaneous Expenditure.”

Seconded by Alderman Bamfield and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1911 stop

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

S.M.

No. 11/3

 

Friday 20th January 1911

 

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall on the above date at 8.15pm.

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Bamfield, Lewis, Smith, Milne, Macready, Elstub and Jones.

 

Business

In pursuance of notice given

The Mayor moved:

“That the rate of 2½ pence (two pence Halfpenny) in the Pound (£) on the Unimproved Capital Value of Rateable Lands in the Municipality made and passed by resolution on this Council at a duly constituted meeting held this day be and the same is hereby confirmed and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorised when the rates have been written up in the Rate Books to attach the Common Seal of the Council to and sign the Rate Books.

Seconded by Alderman Milne and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1911.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

1910

Tuesday 4th January 1910 (No. 10/1)

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

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Campbell, Elstub, Clegg, Ibbotson, Edwards, Smith, Bamfield and Turtle.

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed

Correspondence

From the Municipal Councils of Marrickville Petersham Darlington Erskineville and St Peters agreeing to send delegates to a conference to be held at the Town Hall here to consider the practicability of a scheme to enable joint action to be taken on matters affecting the whole of the Municipalities.

Received and the Clerk to arrange the date of the Conference and the number of delegates from each Council to consist of the Mayor and two Aldermen.

From the Secretary Australian Gas Light Company acknowledging receipt of notification to determine and put an end to the Contract and Agreement existing between the Company and the Council respecting the lighting of street lamps on 31st of December 1910. Received.

Reports

The finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriations amounting to £1,020.15.5 and that the balance at credit of the various funds with the Bank of Australasia Newtown were as follows:

General fund £1128.13.3
Reserves and renewals Bank account   2500.0.0
Contract is Deposits     713.0.0
Fixed Deposits 3750.4.7
£8092.7.10

The Committee recommended in accordance with Regulation 6 clause 3 (c) that the sum of £2500 at credit of Reserves and Renewals Bank account be now transferred back to the General Fund Account to meet the first payment of 40% becoming due to the Contractors for re-wood blocking King Street South.

Moved by the Mayor: “That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

The Overseer of Works

reported various works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress. Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported the receipt of 27 applications for registration as Milk Venders under the Dairies Supervision Act and 3 applications for licenses to sell fish and recommending the registration and licenses be granted.

Received and adopted.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 18 day of January 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 4th January 1910 (No.10/1)

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Council held in the Town Hall on the above date at 8.30pm.

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Clegg, Campbell, Elstub, Edwards, Lewis, Smith and Turtle.

Business

“To receive and adopt the Finance Committees report on the estimates of the probable Expenditure on and expected revenue from the various sources as prepared by the Clerk and Overseer of Works in accordance with Section 142 of the Local Government Act 1906-7-8.”

The Finance Committee

submitted the following estimates viz:

Estimated Expenditure

(a) The amount of the proposed expenditure out of the fund to which the proceeds of the rates are to be carried.

General Purposes – Administrator Expenses

Salaries £ 1100.0.0
Stationery Printing        200.0.0
Advertising          80.0.0
Election Expenses          10.0.0
Office and Lighting          20.0.0
Petty Cash and Postages          40.0.0
Audit Fee          30.0.0
Valuation        150.0.0
Law Costs          20.0.0
Collectors of Lists        100.0.0 1,750.0.0
Public Works
Blue Metal     1500.0.0
Wages     2650.0.0
Tar and Cartage        600.0.0
Bricks        400.0.0
Ballast      120.0.0
Cement          50.0.0
Plumbing Work          30.0.0
Forward £ 5350.0.0 1750.0.0
Plant and Repairs        200.0.0
Sand for Tar paving          80.0.0
Sand for Wood blocks          40.0.0
Blacksmiths Sharpening Tools          25.0.0
Bricks for General repairs          20.0.0
Kerb and gutter stone          50.0.0
Stores (Roads and Tools account)          50.0.0
Timber          25.0.0 5840.0.0
Construction Work Storm water drain 1500.0.0
Health Administration
Garbage Service £ 1600.0.0
Inspector        182.0.0
Disinfectants etc          30.0.0
Law Prosecutions          20.0.0 1832.0.0
Public Services
Street Watering        250.0.0
Street Lighting   2100.0.0
Fire Brigades Board     750.0.0 3100.0.0
Municipal Property
Caretaker etc     150.0.0
Municipal Rates     140.0.0   290.0.0
Miscellaneous
Interest on Loan     1260.0.0
Annual Provision for renewing X
Wood blocked pavements     1000.0.0 2260.0.0
£16572.0.0

 

Estimated Revenue

(b) Amount on hand available for expenditure £ 1128.13.3
(c) Other revenue likely to be available     800.0.0
(d) Amount required to be raised 14643.6.9
£16572.0.0

The estimates having being considered in detail the Mayor moved:

“That the estimates as read by the Clerk be and are hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Alderman Turtle dissenting asked that the fact be recorded.

The Mayor moved:

“That the Council proposed to levy a General Rate of two pence three farthings (2¾) in the pound (£) on the Unimproved Capital Value of £1,280,923.0.0 estimated to yield £14677.4.10 subject to appeal.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

That the above estimates considered and adopted by the Council be published as prescribed by the Act.

Seconded by Alderman Campbell and carried.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 18th day of January 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 18th of January 1910 (No. 10/2)

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

Present

the Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Rigg, Campbell, Bamfield, Turtle, Smith, Cox, Edwards, Clegg, and Lewis.

Alderman Edwards apologised for the unavoidable absence of Alderman Ibbotson.

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

Correspondence

From the Chamber Magistrate notifying that during the half year ended 31st of December 1909 the sum of £5.13.0 had been collected and handed to the Council.

Received.

From the Minister for Public Instruction intimating that he will receive a Deputation from this Council regarding the establishment of a Technical College in the district of Newtown on Thursday 20th instant at 12 noon.

Received and Parliamentary representatives to be notified.

From the Department of Public Works intimating that proclamation has been issued in Gazette of 5th instant declaring that the General Fund of a Council may be applied to the purchase construction and maintenance and management of public pounds.

Received.

From Thomas E J Foster with draft tracing of a proposed subdivision of Thurnby Estate for consideration.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From Mrs Alice Gardiner calling attention to the rewood blocking of King Street to St Peters Railway Bridge and as a ratepayer beyond claiming consideration equally with those on the nearer side if it.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From James A Meek making application for permission to erect premises for the “Enmore Picture Company” situated at Enmore Road near Simmons Street. Received.

Mayors Minute Financial to 31/12/09

The Mayor submitted a lengthy Minute containing a Statement of the finances together with a review of the work done during the past year in which he congratulated the Council and ratepayers on its highly satisfactory financial position.

On the motion of Alderman Lewis seconded by Alderman Campbell the Minute was received.

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress. Received.

The Sanitary Inspector

reported having received 16 Applications for registration as Milk Vendors under the Dairies Supervision Act and 20 Applications for licenses to sell fish under Ordinance No [?] 30 Applications under Ordinance No 55 for licenses to use hoardings for advertising purposes all of which registrations and licenses he recommended to be granted.

Received and registrations and licenses granted as recommended.

Alderman Cox

At an earlier stage of the proceedings the Mayor extended a very hearty welcome to Alderman Cox on his return from a trip to the old country and expressed the hope that his health had benefited by the change.

All the Aldermen accordingly greeted Alderman Cox who when replying said he had greatly enjoyed the trip.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That in pursuance of the provisions of the Fire Brigades Act 1909 and the Regulations made thereunder for the election of the member to serve as Municipal Representative on the Board of Fire Commissioners of New South Wales this Council do now proceed to record its vote for Alderman William Taylor.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

2 “That the foregoing resolution be sent in writing signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Town Clerk sealed with the seal of the Council and addressed to the Returning Officer Town Hall Sydney.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Order of the Day

To consider what allowance if any shall be granted to the Mayor for the year 1910.

Alderman Lewis moved:

“That the Mayor be allowed the sum of £100.”

Seconded by Alderman Elstub.

After a lengthy discussion the motion was put to the meeting and five voted for and five against.

The Mayor gave his casting vote against the motion which was therefore negatived

This being the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 1st day of February 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Monday 24th January 1910 (No. 10/2)

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

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Edwards, Campbell, Elstub, Bamfield, Turtle, Smith, Cox, Lewis and Clegg.

Business

By Order of the Mayor

To make a General Rate of 2¾ (two pence three farthings) in the pound (£) for the year ending 31st December 1910 on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable lands in this Municipality as proposed and passed at a meeting of the Council held on 4th January instant and subsequently notified in accordance with the requirements of Section 142 of the Local Government Act 1906-7-8.

Alderman Turtle moved as an amendment:

that a rate of 2 and 5/8ths (two pence and five eighths of a penny) be levied on the Unimproved Capital Value which would yield £14010.2.9 and 1/8th to yield £667.2.9 to be applied to a Sinking fund for liquidating the loan.

Seconded by Alderman Clegg and on being put lost.

The motion was then carried.

The Mayor moved:

“That this Council do now make and levy a General Rate of 2¾ (two pence three farthings) in the £ for the year ending 31st of December 1910 on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable lands in the Municipality to provide sufficient money to defray all its probable and reasonable expenses in the carrying out during the year of the several purposes in respect of which it is authorised directed to urge or obliged by the Act Ordinances and regulations to expend or apply the funds of the area.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the sum of £1750 be now appropriated from the General Fund for General Purposes Administrative Expenses.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

2 “That the sum of £5840 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Works.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

3 “That the sum of £1500 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Construction Works.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

4 “That the sum of £1832 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Health Administration.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

5 “That the sum of £3100 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Public Services.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

6 “That the sum of £290 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Municipality Property.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

7 “That the sum of £2260 be now appropriated from the General Fund for Miscellaneous Expenditure.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 1st day of February 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Monday 24th January 1910 (No. 10/3)

Minutes of special meeting of the Council held in the Town Hall Newtown on the above date at 8.15pm.

Present

the Mayor (Alderman Morgan and Aldermen Edwards, Campbell, Elstub, Bamfield, Turtle, Smith, Cox, and Lewis

Business

In pursuance of Notice given

The Mayor moved

“That the rate of 2¾ (two pence three farthings) in the pound (£) on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable lands in the Municipality made and passed by resolution of this Council at a duly constituted meeting held this day be and the same is hereby confirmed and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorised when the rates have been written up in the Rate Books to attach the Common Seal of the Council to and sign the Rate Books.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 1st day of February 1910.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

1909

Tuesday 12th January 1909 (No. 09/1)

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

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Salmon, Campbell, Edwards, Ibbotson, Smith, Turtle, Elstub, Clegg and Cox.

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

Correspondence

From W Taylor Municipal Representative on the Fire Brigades Board intimating that the Estimates of expenditure for the year 1909 have been adopted and the amount fixed at £57300 as against £52200 last year being an increase of £5100 for the current year. Received.

From the Manager Bank of Australasia Newtown advising that the cash balances at the credit of the Council on 31st December were as follows:

Balance at credit of General Fund £2057.15.3
Trust account Deposits      85.9.3
On Fixed Deposit 3156.1.0

Received.

From the Department of Public Health calling attention to the Local Government Amending Act 1908 (six copies of which are to be forwarded by the government printer for the information of the Council) and the changes made in Sections 103 and 179 respecting the Sanitary Service and Garbage Service also Section 176 B re-borrowing. Received.

From the Department of Public Works (Circular 231) inviting attention to amended Ordinances rendered necessary by the passage through Parliament of the Local Government Amending Act 1908.

Received.

From the Department of Public Works re-changes necessary in the Sanitary and Garbage Service and Street Lighting Accounts consequence upon the Local Government Amending Act 1908.

Received.

From the Fire Brigades Board forwarding statement of the estimated Expenditure of the Board for the current year and the pro rata apportionment of the Contributions and of the sum now due by this Council amounting to £159.5.9 for the first quarter.

Received.

From the Traffic Superintendent NSW Government Tramways with reference to the alleged excessive speed at which trams are driven between Campbell Street St Peters and St Peters Railway Bridge stating that this matter has been very carefully watched that no regularity has been detected. Received.

From Frank Stocks 42 Ferndale Street asking permission to take his horses across the foot path to and from a vacant allotment 106 Camden Street.

Received and request granted.

From Johnston and Bennett Contractors offering the last which is being excavated in Cleveland Street at nine pence per load.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor to instruct Overseer to buy what may be required.

From the Honourable Treasurers and Secretaries of the Battalion Earthquake Disaster forwarding Subscription List number 26.

Received and to be laid on the Public Council.

From Charles C Vincent stating that it is the wish and intention of a company which he represents to assist free of charge in an entertainment in aid of the Italian Earthquake Disaster Fund in Saint Georges Hall and asking the patronage of the Mayor and Aldermen.

Received and patronage granted.

From the Secretary Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with reference to the widening of the Newtown end of the Missenden Road stating that in reply to a strong appeal to the Minister for Public Works a reply has been received stating that this is a matter for the consideration of the Newtown Municipal Council with whom the House Committee should communicate.

Received.

From James Trahair Valuer reporting having completed the additional valuation for the year 1909 in accordance with the requirements of the Act and submitting a summary of the total value of the unimproved improved and annual assessed values in each Ward.

Received with and annexures and referred to the Finance Committee.

From James Trahair Valuer pointing out that in consequence of the alterations made in the Local Government Act his duties are very materially increased and applying for an additional £50 per annum for the current and next year.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From the Clerk applying for additional competent clerical assistance from a period of six weeks to 2 months.

Received and left with the Clerk to engage assistance.

From the Deputy Postmaster General with reference to the proposed rearrangement of the telephone service stating that before the extra apparatus is installed it will be necessary for the Council to dispose of its proprietary right in the said line at a valuation of £3.5.0 and have the service rearranged under measured rate conditions at an annual fee of £9.2.6 or £6.15.0 which ever is preferred.

Received an estimate number 1 at £9.2.6 adopted and the Mayor authorised to sign contract and agreement and to affix the Corporate Seal thereto.

Outstanding Rates

The Clerk in accordance with the requirements of clause 49 of regulation 6 submitted detailed statements showing the names of persons who on 31st December last oh to rates to the Council and the amounts of such rates owing summarised as follows:

Current Arrears Total
Camden Ward £154.9.0 140.16.3 295.5.3
Enmore Ward    38.12.8 11.6.3 49.18.11
O’Connell Ward 199.10.8 98.15.6 298.6.2
Kingston Ward    66.2.10 48.19.6 115.2.4
£458.15.2 299.17.6 758.12.8

Received and adopted and the necessary action to be taken to recover the rates.

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts since 22nd of December 1908 amounting to £1052.10.7.

The Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

The Financial Statement

prepared by the Clerk in accordance with Schedule IV of the Regulations was laid upon the table certified by the Chairman of the Finance Committee and disclose the balance to credit of the General Fund with the Bank of Australasia Newtown to be £2057.15.3 and £85.9.3 credit of the Trust Fund Account.

Received.

The Overseer of Works

reported having carried out a number of works during the past fortnight and works in progress.

He also reported that at the request of the engineer in charge of the construction of the Tramway in Burren Street he had restored several pieces of the footpath which were cut up also a section of the carriageway in Railway Lane and that a check for £24.1.0 had been received from the contract in payment thereof.

Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances

amongst other things reported (reported) that 51 applications had been received for re-registration as milk vendors and 17 applications for permission to sell fish and rabbits with a recommendation that the same be granted.  Received and adopted.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That in accordance with the provisions of the 103rd Section of the Local Government Act 1906 and amending Act 1908 the Minister be asked to exempt this Council from the operations of the said Act relating to a special charge for the removal of House Garbage within this Municipality.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

2 “That the Corporate Seal of the Council be affixed to the above application.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Questions Without Notice

the Mayor moved that a letter be written to the city Council asking them to contribute a moiety of the cost of lighting the boundary streets and that the Clerk interview Mr Gordon the City Surveyor regarding the repairs necessary to Bligh Street and St Mary Street agreed to.

This was the business and the Council rose.

Confirmed this 19th day of January 1909.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 Tuesday 19th January 1909 (No. 09/02)

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

Present

The Mayor and Aldermen Campbell, Ibbotson, Elstub, Clegg, Edwards, Turtle and Lewis.

Alderman Turtle apologise for the absence of Alderman Smith.

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

Correspondence

From John Thomas Shave applying for permission to sell tripe and asking if any reduction can be made in the butcher’s licence.

Received and permission granted.

From the Town Clerk Paddington submitting copies of two resolutions passed by that Council affirming that every Local (Council) Authority in the State should have power to regulate exercise control over and thus prevents sites exhibitions of pugilism as have recently taken place within that Municipality and asking the consideration of this Council with the view of cooperation in a deputation to the Minister on the subject.

Received and cooperation granted.

From H May intimating that he is about to build on land at the corner of Lennox and Eliza Streets and that he would like if the Council could see its way clear to defer the course of the stormwater drain running through the property.

Received and referred to the Works Committee from report.

From the Scavenging Contractors (Messrs J Howarth A H Willard W Woodcock J H Johnson and A Poole) stating that owing to the Tip Carters award coming into operation by which employers are compelled to pay 7/-per day and asking the Council to make a corresponding increase to the contract price.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From the Honourable Secretary Newtown Ambulance Brigade thanking the Council for allowing them the free use of the Town Hall for Lectures and Drill practices and asking for a similar privilege during the ensuing year.

Received and request granted.

From Robert George Jackson asking that his butcher’s licence at number 381 King Street Newtown may be transferred to Mr W Beard to whom he has sold the business.

Received and application granted.

At this stage the Mayor moved the adjournment of the meeting for 20 minutes and a similar adjournment of the Special Meeting.

Mayors Financial Minute

on resuming the Mayor by minute submitted a detailed statement of the finances for the year ended 31 December 1900 and nine showing a balance at credit of the General Fund in the Bank of Australasia Newtown of £2057.15.3 and £85.9.3 at credit of Trust Account and £3156.1.0 on Fixed Deposit as a reserve to meet the cost of renewing the wood blocked streets.

Alderman Lewis moved: “That the Minute to be received and registered with the records of the Council and that the Mayor be thanked that the very able manner in which he has administered the finances during the past year.”

Seconded by Alderman Campbell supported by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

Reports

The Inspector of Nuisances

amongst other things reported recommending the reregistration of 7 applicants as Milk vendors and the transfer of two butchers licenses.

Received and adopted.

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Lewis moved: (in the absence of Alderman Salmon)

“That steps be taken by the Aldermen of this Council to show their high appreciation of the services rendered by the late Alderman James Francis Smith to the Municipality of Newtown.”

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and supported by Alderman Clegg and referred to the Mayor and Aldermen Elstub and Turtle.

This was the business.

Confirmed this 2nd day of February 1909.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

Tuesday 19th January 1909 (No. 09/1)

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Municipal Council of Newtown held on the above date at 8.00pm.

Present

the Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Campbell, Ibbotson, Elstub, Clegg, and Edwards Turtle and Lewis.

Alderman Turtle apologise for the absence of Alderman Smith.

Order of the Day

to consider the Valuers Returns of his valuation of all rateable property for the period ending 31st December 1909.

The Valuers report together with the Valuation Books that the Camden Enmore Kingston and O’Connell Wards containing the Valuation of all rateable property is made in accordance with the provisions of the provisions and requirements of the Local Government Act 1906 were before the Council and disclosed the total valuation of the separate wards as follows:

Wards Unimproved Capital Value Improved Capital Value Annual Assessed Value
Camden Ward £236700 £594937 £47832
Enmore Ward 368862 917533 64647
Kingston Ward 231247 479778 33184
O’Connell Ward 462510 940557 62500
£1299319 2932805 208163

The Valuer also submitted Estimates of rate limits as follows:

Part 1 Limit of General Rates and additional general rates taken together.
The Unimproved Capital value of rateable land in the Municipality is £1299319
The Assessed Annual Value of all rateable property in the Municipality is    208163
2 pence in the £ on the unimproved Capital value would yield 108270.13.2
1/6 in the £on the Assessed Annual Value would yield 15612.4.6
The limit beyond which the Council cannot live the General and additional general rate is £26439.17.8
Part 2 Limit of all Rates (General Additional Special Local and loan Rates) taken together
2 pence in the £ on the unimproved Capital Value would yield £10827.13.2
2/-in the £ on the Annual Assessed Value would yield 20816.6.0
The limits beyond which the Council cannot levy any of rates is therefore 31643.19.2

The Mayor moved: “That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act and the Ordinances thereunder the valuers report and whose valuation of all rateable land in the Municipality as submitted be and the same is hereby approved and adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Estimates

In accordance with the valuation adopted and in accordance with the provisions of Section 142 of the Local Government Act 1906 and the Ordinances thereunder the mayors submitted the following estimates viz:

Estimated Expenditure

(a) The amount of the proposed expenditure out of the fund to which the proceeds of the rate are to be carried.

General Purposes Administrative Expenses

Salaries £ 971.0.0
Stationery and Printing    120.0.0
Advertising        8.0.0
Election Expenses      10.0.0
Office and Lighting Expenses
Petty Cash and postages      40.0.0
Forward £1169.0.0
Audit Fee      30.0.0
Valuation    50.0.0
Law costs    20.0.0 £1341.0.0

Public Works

Blue Metal £ 1500.0.0
Wages    3000.0.0
Tar Bricks and Cartage    1000.0.0
Wood Blocks      300.0.0
Ballast    120.0.0
Cement        20.0.0
Plumbing Work        15.0.0
Plant and Repairs      200.0.0
Sand for Tarpaving        50.0.0
Sand for Wood blocks        25.0.0
Blacksmiths sharpening Tools        25.0.0
Bricks for General repairs        20.0.0
Kerb and Gutter stone      100.0.0
Stores (Road Tools)        50.0.0
Timber        15.0.0
Purchase of land to widen Trade Street      122.0.0 6572.0.0

Health Administration

Garbage Service 1400.0.0
Inspector 182.0.0
Disinfectants etc    30.0.0
Law Prosecutions    20.0.0 1632.0.0

Public Services

Street Watering 130.0.0
Street Lighting 2050.0.0
Fire Brigades Board 637.2.10 2817.2.10

Municipal Property

Caretaker etc 150.0.0
Municipal Rates 140.0.0 290.0.0

Miscellaneous

Interest on Loan 1260.0.0
Annual provision by resolution for renewing blocks 500.0.0 1760.0.0
£14412.2.10

Estimated Revenue

(b) Annual in hand available for expenditure £ 2057.15.3
(c) Other revenue likely to be available    700.0.0
(d) Amount required to be raised 11654.7.7
£14412.2.10

 

(e) Total value of Unimproved land £1299319
Improved Capital value    2932805
Assessed Annual Value    208163

The Mayor moved:

That the estimates be received and considered. Seconded by Alderman Edwards.

An amendment by Clegg:

“That consideration of the estimates be postponed for a week and in the meantime that each of the Aldermen refurnished with a copy of the estimates” was seconded by Alderman Turtle and lost.

The motion was moved by the Mayor was then carried.

The estimates were then considered in detail.

The Mayor moved:

“That the estimates now before the Council be adopted and advertised as required by the Act.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Alderman Edwards moved: “That the Council proposed to levy a general rate of 2¾ pence (two pence three farthings) in the £on the improved capital value of land £1299319 estimated to yield £14888.0.7 subject to appeal.

Seconded by it and Lewis and carried.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 2nd day of February 1909.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

1908

 

Tuesday 7th January 1908

 

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Smith, Salmon, Ibbotson, Edwards, Hitchcock, Turtle, Lewis, Elstub and King .

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

From the Town Clerk Bathurst forwarding copy of a resolution passed by that Council protesting against being compelled to adopt the system of Municipal Accounts proposed by the Department and asking the cooperation of all Councils in a request to the Government to have the proposed system revised by two or three competent chartered accountants with a view to the reduction of the expense and number of books and the simplification of methods.

Received and cooperation granted.

From the Mosman Council covering copy of a resolution passed by them with regard to the rent charged by the Water and Sewerage Board for the use of water meters and asking this Councils cooperation in a deputation to the department or protesting against the charge with a view to obtaining the abolition of this unreasonable and irritating tax.

Received and active cooperation granted.

From the Secretary Commissioners for Railways relative to the lighting of the railway subway at the foot of Phillip Street intimating that approval has been given for a lamp to be placed on the northern side of the subway on the street so as to afford light to the steps.  Received.

From the Honourable Secretary Civil Ambulance and Transport Brigade forwarding plan and specification for the proposed signboard to be erected on the footway in the front of the Newtown branch 30 Australia Street Newtown.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Department of Public Works (Circular 158) forwarding draft Ordinances for regulating the proceedings of formal meetings which are of a shorter and simpler set of professions than the existing ordinances consisting of 206 but under the new draft reduced to 68.

Received and referred to the By laws Committee.

From the Department of Public Works (Circular 160) Proposed Ordinances re Solicitation or collection of money in Public Places.  Received.

From William Taylor Municipal Representative Fire Brigades Board submitting estimates of the Boards expenditure for the year 1908.  Received.

From the Alexandria Council Clerk intimating that the Minister for Public Works will receive the Deputation re Pedestrian Traffic between Brandling Lane Alexandria and Forbes Street Newtown on Thursday the 9th instant at 11.15am.  Received.

From Robert Reid on the half of the “Rating on Unimproved Values League” asking the free use of the Town Hall for a Public meeting on Monday 13th instant.

Received and to be informed that the Hall is engaged that evening but available on Wednesday the 15th on the terms quoted.

From J. Gentle stating that he has now completed six cottages in Holmwood Street and asking that the footpaths be kerbed and guttered and asphalted.  Received.

From the Honourable Secretary St Johns Ambulance Brigade thanking the Council for the free use of the Hall during the past 12 months for practice and asking if the same privilege will be extended to them during the coming year when the Hall is not otherwise engaged.

Received and request complied with.

From Arthur E.Moate applying for permission to build cottage in Edgeware Road according to plan submitted.

Received and referred to the Inspector.

From G. Chandler asking for an increase of salary and stating that he has recently passed the Royal Sanitary Institute examination thus qualifying for the position of a Sanitary Inspector.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Chambers Trahair submitting this valuation and report of his valuation of all property in the Municipality in accordance with the requirements and provisions of the Local Government Act 1906 and the Ordinances and regulations made thereunder.

Received and made and order of the day for consideration on the 13th instant.

 

Reports

The Treasurer

submitted the usual statement of accounts from 1 October last as follows:

 

By Bank Balance per last statement

Cr

 

£1159.6.11

By Deposit

 

 

3645.14.7

To Cheques issued

 

£3752.8.7

 

To Balance

Cr

1052.12.11

 

 

 

£4805.1.6

4805.1.6

 

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a large number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.  Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported amongst other things that two milk vendors have been prosecuted at the Newtown Court for selling milk adulterated with water and fined one in the sum of £5 and £3.10.0 costs and the other 10/- and £2.8.0 costs.  Premises in O’Connell Ward being numbers 42 and 38 40 and 46 Egan Street were reported to be in need of repairs authority was asked to compel the Owner to put them in a Sanitary condition.

Received and adopted and the authority asked for granted.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Lewis moved:

1 That as recommended by the Works Committee Georgina Street be tarmetalled 20 feet wide at an estimated cost of £95.

Seconded by Alderman Salmon and carried.

 

This concluded the business.

 

Confirmed this 13th day of January 1908.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

Monday 13th January 1908

 

Minutes of Special Meeting of the Newtown Municipal Council held on the above date at 7.30pm.

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen King, Hitchcock, Elstub, Smith, Ibbotson, Edwards, Turtle and Lewis.

Apologies were received from Aldermen Salmon and Rigg.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Business

Order of the Day

To consider the Valuers returns of his valuation of all ratable property for the triennial period commencing on 1st January 1908 and ending 31st December 1910.

 

The Valuers report together with the valuation for the Camden Enmore Kingston and O’Connell Wards containing the valuation of all ratable property made in accordance with the provisions and requirements of the Local Government Act 1906 were before the Council and disclosed the total valuations of the separate Wards as follows:

 

 

 

Ward

Unimproved Capital Value

Improved Capital Value

Assessed Annual Value

Camden Ward

£240361

£604767

£46158

Enmore Ward

396334

929916

64716

Kingston Ward

249048

487098

32813

O’Connell Ward

486791

953624

59324

 

£1372534

2975405

203011

 

The Valuer also submitted Estimates of Rate Limits as follows:

 

Part 1

Limits of General Rates and Additional General Rates taken together.

The unimproved value of capital value of all ratable land in the Municipality as valued by me is

 

£1372534

The assessed annual value of all ratable land in the Municipality as valued by me is

 

£203011

2 pence in the £ on the unimproved capital value would yield

 

11437.15.8

1/6 in the £ on the assessed annual value would yield

15225.16.6

The limit beyond which the Council can not let the General and Additional General Rates is therefore the sum of

 

 

26663.12.2

 

Part 2

Limits of all rates General Additional Special or local and London Rates taken together.

2 pence in the £ on the unimproved capital value would yield

 

11437.15.8

2/- in the £ on the assessed annual value would yield

20301.2.0

The limit beyond which the Council cannot levy any rates (under the Local Government Act ) is therefore the sum of

 

 

31738.17.8

 

The valuation books having been examined and considered Alderman Smith moved: “That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1906 the Valuers report and his valuation of ratable land as submitted be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

 

Alderman Smith moved: That in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1906 the particulars of the Unimproved Capital Value the Improved Capital Value and the Assessed Annual Value of all ratable land in the Municipality be forwarded to the Government Statistician for the purposes of Sections 158 (4) 159 (3) and 158 (5) of the Act.

Seconded by Alderman King and carried.  The

 

Confirmed this 21 day of January 1908.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 21st January 1908

 

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

 

Present

the Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and a full Council.

 

Minutes

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

From the Municipal Council of Bexley inviting the cooperation of this Council in requesting the Government to provide for the payment by the Water and Sewerage Board of one third of the cost of each triennial valuation made by the Municipal Councils in the Suburban Area.  Received.

From the Department of Public Health advising that eight samples of spirits submitted by this Authority on the 4th ultimo have been chemically examined by the Government Analyst from whose report it will be seen that the chemical evidence in respect of numbers 377 and 379 is such as would support a prosecution if undertaken.

Received and the Mayor authorised to prosecute.

From the Department of Public health advising that 17 samples of Milk submitted by this authority have been chemically examined by the Government Analyst from whose report it will be seen that the chemical evidence in respect of numbers 387 and 390 391 and 393 is such as would support a prosecution if undertaken.  In the case of number 386 of warning might be given.

Received and the Mayor authorised to prosecute and a warning to be given to vendor number 386.

From the Secretary Fire Brigades Board forwarding statement of the estimated Expenditure of the Board for the current year and of the pro rata apportionment of the Contributions of the Municipalities contribute street under the provisions of the Fire Brigades Act 1902 together with a memo of the sum now due viz: £141.12.8.

Received.

From the Municipal Council of Erskineville inviting the cooperation of this Council in a deputation to the Minister for Public Works to urge upon him the necessity for the construction of a tram line from the Junction of Cleveland Street and City Road along Cleveland Street to the existing line in Castlereagh Street.

Received and cooperation granted.

From the Department of Lands asking to be informed whether the Council desires the carriage and footways to be established off Enmore Road as shown on the official plan of remarking survey made for the purpose and catalogued N27: 1953 a heliographic copy of which was forwarded on 6th December 1907 and no objection to the proposed remarking has been received by the Department.

Received and request to be made.

From M A E Douglas with reference to the Councils offer of 9th March 1905 of twenty five pounds for a strip of land in Albert Street for the purpose of widening that thoroughfare and asking if the Council will renew that offer giving the privilege of the right of way to the street from the owners land.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From the Town Clerk Paddington asking this Councils consideration and expression of opinion on the question of entering an emphatic protest against the proposal of the Federal Government to remove the printing of postage stamps from Sydney to Melbourne and thus render necessary the establishment of costly printing works when all the requisite machinery is available in Sydney.  Received.

From Albert C Heness applying for permission to build four cottages in Burren Street.

Received and referred to the Overseer of Works.

From Gray Brothers notifying that they intend to erect a furnace and forge at Mechanic Street and wish to commence without delay.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

From J. Bothe Builder St Davids Road Ashfield applying for permission to the house at 68 Watkin Street according to Plan and specification submitted.

Received and referred to the Overseer of Works.

From W. Mousey forwarding plan and specification of Stables Coach house proposed to be erected on premises corner of Wilson Street and Enmore Road for approval of the Council.

Received and referred to the Overseer of Works.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 10 December 1907 amounting to £1441.13.1 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £832.19.0.

The Mayor moved: That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

The Finance Committee

also reported having considered the scavengers replaced for an increase of their Contract price owing to the high price of fodder and recommending that each be paid 30/-per month in addition to the present contract price and the day carter 10/-per day instead of 9/-from first Proximo to 31st March next.

With regard to George Chandlers application for an increase of salary the Committee recommended that this stand over till the first Finance Committee meeting of the new Council.

The Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committees special report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Hitchcock and carried.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 20 January with reference to the application from the Civil ambulance for permission to erect a signboard over the foot path at the Newtown branch station 30 Australia Street recommending that the request be not granted.

Received and adopted.

 

The By laws Committee

submitted their report dated 20 January 1908 and recommendations relating to:

1 Draft Ordinances re Hoardings Signs and Advertisements.

2 Ordinances for the Prevention of the erection of any structure of calico or other flammable materials.

3 Revised Ordinances regulating procedure of Council Meetings.

The Mayor moved: “That the By laws Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Hitchcock and carried.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.  Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported amongst other matters the owner of premises numbers 22 to 30 King Street had failed to comply with requirements to have awnings put in good repair as requested in notice served on him on 20th December last and asking authority to enforce same.

Received and the Mayor authorised to take action to compel the owners to comply with the ordinances.

 

This being the business:

the Mayor said that as this is the last meeting under the Old Act he begged to tender his best thanks to his brother Aldermen for the uniform courtesy extended to him during the past year.

Alderman Rigg moved: “That a hearty vote of thanks be accorded to the Mayor for the faithful and efficient manner in which he carried out the onerous duties of his office during the past year.

Seconded by Alderman Smith supported by all the Aldermen and unanimously carried.

Alderman Rigg having conveyed the resolution the Mayor feelingly responded to the kindly appreciation of his fellow Aldermen and whom he afterwards entertained.

 

Confirmed this 11 day of February 1908.

Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

1907

Tuesday 8th January 1907

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

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Howe) and Aldermen Smith, Hitchcock, Morgan, Rigg, Cox, Elstub, Salmon, Edwards, Ibbotson and Abigail. MinutesThe minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Mayor’s Minute

The Mayor submitted a Minute with reference to the dust nuisance caused by the machine sweeper after 11 o’clock at night expressing his pleasure in being able to report that the Overseer of Works (Mr Young) has devised a simple and economical contrivance whereby the streets will be watered and swept the same time without any additional cost of the trial which he witnessed was highly successful.  Attention was directed by the Minutes to the necessity of acquiring a piece of ground centrally situated for storing the Councils plant and as the present accommodation is in adequate.  Alderman Salmon moved: “That the Minute be received and considered in Committee of the Whole Council.”  Meantime that the thanks of the Council be accorded to Mr Young for the good service thus rendered.  Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

Correspondence

From the Under Secretary Department of Public Works

1. Advising that the Local Government Act requires municipalities to maintain all roads from 1st January instant.

2. That the Government Printer will in a few days forward copies of the Local Government Act of 1906; and 3

3. Letter advising the powers and functions of existing Municipalities and those which may be acquired.  Received and to be considered when the Act comes to hand.

From Sullivan Brothers applying on the behalf of Mr B Bolton for payment of the amount incurred by him in relaying the floors of his cottage in Fulham Street caused by waters from off the streets.  Received and to be informed that Mr Bolton has been already advised that the Council acknowledges no liability.

From William Taylor Municipal Representative on the Fire Brigades Board advising that the estimates of expenditure for the year 1907 have been adopted and the amount fixed at £47100 as against £44100 last year.  Received and laid upon the table.

From the Department of Public Health forwarding copy report by the Government Analyst upon 14 samples of Milk submitted on 6th instant showing same to be free from adulteration or addition of preservatives.Received.

From C G Hatte asking to be informed if the Council have yet come to any decisions on the question of the electric light and garbage destruction for the Borough.Received and to be informed that the matter is still under consideration and will shortly be dealt with.

From Wormald Brothers forwarding particulars of their Simplex Fire Extinguisher together with one of the Machines for inspection.Received and to be informed that the Council is not in need of one.

From Raine and Horne with reference to the demand for payment of £125 being the second instalment of the contribution towards the formation and making of roads and footways in the Linthorpe Estate stating that the work has not yet been carried out and asking the Councils consideration of their request for an allowance. Received and the writers to be informed that they have not yet performed their part of the agreement by straightening the Lane at the rear of Wilson Street and asking them to do so without further delay.

From W C Clegg and asking if the Council will cooperate in a movement promoted for the purpose of taking steps to recognise the valuable services rendered by Inspector Elliott for the last 15 years in Newtown. Received and the Council’s patronage and assistance to be given.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 11th of December last amounting to £1032.10.3 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £685.3.5.The Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

The Specification Committee in accordance with the resolution passed at the last council meeting reported having prepared and submitted a specification for making the valuation of all rateable property for the year 1907 – 1908 and recommending that in view of the altered circumstances and the necessity for proceeding with the valuation at once Messrs Hoffman and Trahair be appointed valuers for the year 1907 – 1908 at a remuneration of £90 Sterling.  Alderman Smith moved: “That the Committees report be received and adopted and in the event of knot acceptance of the appointment tenders to be immediately invited.” Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

The Borough Treasurersubmitted the usual statement of accounts since last report of 11 December last exhibiting a credit balance of £868.5.0.Received.

The Overseer of Works reported a large number of works carried out under his supervision during the past months and works in progress.Received.

The Inspector of Nuisancesreported that during the past month the Contractors and others under his supervision have carried out their work in a satisfactory manner. With regard to the insanitary condition of premises number 106 Campbell Street the owner had not taken any steps to carry out the necessary work it is recommended that the required steps be taken to obtain a closing order as a preliminary to demolition.Received and adopted.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Ibbotson moved:1 “That it be referred to the Lighting Committee to consider and report upon the advisability of erecting a gas lamp in Alice Avenue and midway between Alice Street and Camden Street.”Seconded by Alderman Abigail and carried. Alderman Elstub moved:2 That the gutter stones in Lands Lane from Regent Street to Gibson Lane be renewed. 28 yards at an estimated cost of £6.Seconded by Alderman Abigail.

Alderman Cox moved as an amendment to refer the matter to the Works Committee.Seconded by Alderman Morgan.The amendment having been put and carried the question as amended was resolved in the affirmative.

In Committee of the WholeThe Council resolved into Committee of the whole with closed doors to consider the Mayor’s Minutes. On resuming the Mayor reported as follows:Your committee having considered the Mayors Minute recommend that the same be received and adopted. Alderman Salmon moved: “That the report from the Committee of the Whole as now read be adopted.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

This concluded the business.

Confirmed this 22nd January 1907.

Signed Henry N Howe, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 22nd January 1907

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

Present

The Mayor and a full Council. MinutesThe minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

From the Council Clerk Borough of Camperdown asking the cooperation of this Council in a deputation to the Ministers for Public Works to urge the connection of the Newtown Tramway with that of Leichhardt via Australia Street.Received and request complied with.

From Sullivan Brothers with District Court Writ for £200 at the instance of Benjamin and Bolton for alleged damage to his property in Fulham Street caused by the overflow of stormwater.Received and writ to be handed to the Councils Solicitor with instructions to defend.

From the Secretary Board of Health advising that the 18 samples of Milk submitted on the 28 ultimo for analysts have been chemically examined with the result that sample number 284 which shows a deficiency of 12 2/3% of fats is such as would support a prosecution and that the vendor of number 272 received a warning.Received and the Mayor authorised to prosecute.

From F G Tuck Inspector of Nuisances applying leave of absence to enable him to obtain rest and change.Received fortnights leave granted and the question of when the leave is to date from left in the hands of the Mayor.

 

Reports

The Works Committeesubmitted their report dated the 14th instant with regard to various matters remitted to them from the Council amongst others the question of acquiring a suitable piece of land for storing the Councils plant and materials.The Mayor moved: “That the Works Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

The Overseer of Works reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.Received. The Inspector of Nuisances reported that the Contractors and others under his supervision had carried out their work in a satisfactory manner during the past fortnight. Received. Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Rigg moved:1 “That the footpaths in London Street (both sides) be asphalted at an estimated cost of £101.5.0.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried. Alderman Smith moved:

2 “That the Council do now proceed in Committee of the Whole to consider the desirability of taking the necessary steps to acquire by application to the Governor the right to exercise the powers and functions previously exercised under the Municipalities Act of 1897 and with the consent of the Council amended the motion by adding after the word whole in the first line the words “with closed doors.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

3 “That the Council recommending the appointment of the late Auditors Messrs Marshall and Bull to complete the audit of the books of the Council to 4 February 1907 in terms of Section 184 of the Local Government Act.”At the request of Alderman Cox the mover with the approval of the Council decided to consider this motion in Committee.

The Mayor moved:

4 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to consider and report as to the advisability and cost of building a strong room adjoining the Council Clerk’s room.”Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

The Council resolved into Committee of the Whole. In committee Alderman Smith moved:”That the Council recommend the appointment of the late Auditors Messrs Marshall and Bull to complete the Audit of the Books of the Council to 4th February 1907 in terms of Section 184 of the Local Government Act.” Seconded by Alderman Rigg supported by Alderman Morgan and carried. Alderman Smith’s motion number 2 on the business paper relating to the powers which the Governor may grant without necessity to go through the procedure of Section number 110 of the Local Government Act having been considered.

The Council resumed and the Mayor submitted the following resolution from the Committee viz:”Resolved that this Council asked His Excellency the Governor to confer upon the under Section 4 sub section 5 (g) of the Local Government Act 1906 the following functions which this Council was at the commencement of the Local Government Act 1906 exercising and which are included amongst those which under the said Act the Council of a Municipality may acquire that is to say.”

Part XIII Division 2 Section 109 Sub Section iv 1st The Watering of the streets.

xiv 2nd The collection and destruction of garbage.

xv 3rd The provision and maintenance and management of Public cemeteries.

xvii 4th The provision maintenance and management of public urinals closets and lavatories.

xxiii 5th The regulation and control of theatres dancing saloons building used for public assemblies and places of public amusement or of public resort.

xxx 6th The provision maintenance and management of schools of art reading rooms and mechanics institutes.

xxxiii 7th The regulation(a) of hoardings; and(b) of the posting or painting of bill’s signs or advertisements.

xxxiv 8th The regulation of buildings balconies verandahs or other structures abutting on or extending over any public place and the removal thereof.

xxxviii 9th The suppression of public nuisances caused by the emission discharge or escape of smoke fumes steam oil or oil vapour either separately or any two or more in combination from premises within or partly within the area or by the discharge of waste waters or waste products from any factory or other building in the area.

xl 10th The regulation and supervision of the opening up of streets or roads for the laying pipes construction of tunnels or other purposes and etc.

xliv 11th The suppression of houses of ill fame and disorderly houses.

xlviii 12th The numbering of buildings and the power to compel owners to affix numbers in accordance with the prescribed plan.

Moved by Alderman Smith: “That the foregoing resolution be and is hereby adopted and that the same be made an Order of the Day the confirmation at the next meeting of the Council. Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose. Confirmed this 5th day of February 1907.

Signed Henry N Howe, Mayor.

 

1906

Tuesday 9th January 1906

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Edwards) and Aldermen Howe, Elstub, Ibbotson, King, Cox, Smith, Morgan, Abigail, Hitchcock and Salmon.

 

Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

From J H Clayton Solicitor with reference to the Perpetual Trustee Company’s application for Certificate of Title in respect of the Grange Estate Wilson Street advising that there is no encroachment shown upon the plan and that the Companies Certificate of Title will issue.  Received.

From the Perpetual Trustee Company Limited in reply to the Council’s enquiry stating that at present they have no power to sell any part of the Grange Wilson Street for the purpose of widening the Street.  Received.

From W Taylor Suburban Representative on the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Board forwarding a detailed statement of the estimated expenditure for the year 1906 in connection with the Fire Brigade Board as adopted.

Received and W Taylor to be thanked for the very full explanation given.

From Miss F E Simpson calling attention to an error in the valuation of her property number 5 Metropolitan Road whereby she has to pay £3.3.9 instead of £2.10.0 and asking that the mistake may be rectified.

Received and the writer to be informed that she should have appealed at the proper time.

From the Honourable Secretary St John’s Ambulance Brigades thanking the Mayor and Aldermen for the free use of the Town Hall for practice drill and etc during the year ended 31st of December 1905 and asking if they will be granted the same favour during the current year.

Received and request granted.

From the Council Clerk St Peters intimating that they have made arrangements whereby they will be enabled to place under offer to this Council a depot situated in the St Peters Park for house refuse for a period of five years at a rental of seventy-five pounds p.a.

Received and referred to the Sanitary Committee for report.

From a number of property owners of Key Street asking that the work of tar metalling the street be proceeded with.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From A H Lockman stating that his claim for a refund of 15/- being amount paid to the Council as rent for the use of the Town Hall on 6th of September last was made on behalf of the Newtown Progress Association of which he is not now the Secretary.  Received.

 

Reports

The Sanitary Committee

submitted their report respecting the alleged and insanitary condition of premises numbers 56 58 and 60 Enmore Road and W B Cottage at rear of number 56 with their recommendations.

Moved by the Mayor that the Sanitary Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past month and works in progress.  Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported that the Contractors and others under his supervision had carried out the various work satisfactorily and that the Occupier of premises number 14 Watkins Street had been summoned and was fined 20/- and 5/- cost of keeping a filthy fowl yard.  Received.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Smith moved:

1 Australia Street from Lennox Street to the Borough of Camperdown boundary be remetalled at an estimated cost of £175 and referred to the Works Committee.

With the consent of the Council the mover amended the motion by adding the words “or tarpaved” after the word “remetalled”.

Seconded by Alderman Abigail and carried.

 

Order of the Day

To open and consider tenders for making the Annual Valuation for the Municipal Year 1906 to 7.

The following tenders were opened in Council and read viz:

Gooden and Bowes                        £80

Clifford and Davis                          £75

Hoffman and Trahair                      £90

Henderson and Dawson                 £65

Palmer Brothers                              £120

The Council went into Committee with closed doors to consider the foregoing and on resuming the Mayor reported as follows:

Your Committee of the Whole Council having considered tenders for making the Annual Valuation for the year 1906 – 1907 recommend that the tender of Messrs Hoffman and Trahair be accepted at £90.

Alderman Smith moved: “That the Committees report as now submitted be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

 

General

Alderman Hitchcock asked that a letter be written to the Deputy Postmaster General asking that a light be placed at the entrance to the Enmore Post Office and the Mayor said that he would cause this to be done.

 

This being the business the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 23rd day of January 1906.

Signed William Edwards, Mayor.

 

Addendum

Alderman Elstub having called attention to the state of the Hatte Fountain and the desirability of having the water laid on again it was resolved on the motion of Alderman Morgan that the necessary repairs to the fountain be left in the hands of the Mayor.

Signed William Edwards, Mayor.

23rd of January 1906.

 

Monday 22nd January 1906

 

Revision Court

In accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1897 an Open Court for the purpose of revising the Municipal Lists of persons supposed to be entitled to be enrolled on the Municipal Roles for the ensuing year was held in the Town Hall on the above date at 7.30pm.

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Edwards) and Aldermen Ibbotson, Morgan, Abigail, Howe, King, Elstub and Hitchcock.

 

The Mayor having declared the Court open for the revision of the Municipal Lists and intimated that there were no claims nor objections the Council Clerk laid upon the table the Lists for the Enmore, Camden, Kingston and O’Connell Wards.

 

Resolved: the Enmore, Camden, Kingston and O’Connell Wards lists be the Electoral Roles that the said Wards for the Municipal year 1906 – 1907.

 

The Mayor then in open court signed his name to the every page and also signed the Certificate at the end of each list in accordance with the requirements of Section 64 of the Municipalities Act of 1897.

 

This terminated the proceedings and the Court rose.

 

Confirmed this 23rd day of January 1906.

Signed William Edwards, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 23rd January 1906

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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Edwards) and Aldermen Rigg, Salmon, how, Ibbotson, Cox, Morgan, Smith, Hitchcock, Elstub and Abigail.

 

Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

from the Secretary Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board forwarding statement of the estimated expenditure of the Board for the current year together with a Memo of the sum now due by the Council amounting to £123.17.2 that the first quarter or £5.0.3 in excess of the quarterly payments last year.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From D J McCauley offering a site situated on the West side of Shea’s Creek and on the southern side of Ricketty Street for a garbage tip for the sum of £50 per annum.

Received and referred to the Sanitary Committee.

From Henry Tasker offering a site situated alongside of Coward Street North Botany for a garbage tip for the sum of £26 per annum.

Received and referred to the Sanitary Committee.

From the Secretary Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage in reply to Councils request of 22nd of December last and asking that the lines of sewers and mains to be laid in the Linthorpe Estate might be indicated prior to the formation of the streets in order that permanent levels may be determined stating that it is premature to say where any sewers will be laid as no houses are yet erected on the estate.

Received and the Mayor to interview the Boards responsible Officers.

From the Under Secretary for Finance and Trade stating that it has been found that claims against the Government for subsidy are occasionally improperly inflated through inclusion among “Subscriptions” of receipts which are not bona fide subscriptions and cautioning all public bodies that if these improper practices are discovered action may be taken to permanently withdraw the subsidy.  Received.

From the British Imperial Oil Company Limited directing attention to the question of street joining the dual purpose of dust laying and consolidating the streets.

Received and referred to the Works Committee with the view of ascertaining the cost.

From the Secretary Newtown Brass Band asking the Councils assistance in providing a suitable room in which to hold its practice twice a week.

Received and the free use of the Hall granted to members only twice a week for practice except when the hall was engaged for public purposes under tariff conditions.

From A A Cawley Secretary Marrickville Bowling and Recreation Club inviting the Mayor Aldermen and Officers of this Council to the Official opening of the Green on Friday 26th of January at 3pm.

Received and as many as can to attend.

From Messrs Joseph Bailey A H Lockman H May W H Goddard and others requesting the Mayor to call a public meeting for the purpose of making arrangements to give Mr John Graham Station Officer in charge of the Newtown Branch of the MFB a fitting sendoff prior to his departure from the District.

Received and left in the hands of the Mayor.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation amounting to £1283.9.3 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £170.17.6.

The Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report with their recommendations respecting various matters remitted to them from the Council.

Moved by the Mayor: the Works Committees report as now read be and the same is hereby adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

 

The Borough Treasurer

submitted the usual statement of accounts since last report of 28th November 1905 as follows:

Bank Balance per last statement                                 £464.10.4

Deposits                                                                        1276.15.2

To Cheques issued                          £1238.1.9

To Bank Balance Cr                          499.13.3

By Cheques Outstanding               5.9.6

£1,737.15.0        1,737.15.0

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.  Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported that the Contractors and others under his charge had carried out their various works in a satisfactory manner and also that on three occasions lately some persons had stolen portions of the Copper sparge pipes from the public convenience on the Bridge and asking that the necessary authority to carry out the required repairs.

Received and adopted and the words “Newtown Borough” impressed in the new pipes.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

Alderman Hitchcock moved:

1 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to consider the advisability of taking up the pipes at the intersection of Cambridge and Cavendish streets and substituting an open trachyte crossing.”

Seconded by Alderman Rigg and carried.

 

General Business

Alderman Ibbotson called attention to the need of better facilities for loading goods at the Newtown Goods Railway Station and asked that a letter be sent to the Railway Commissioners asking them to make better provision and a communication to the Members of the District asking them to support the Council in this matter.

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

The Mayor having invited the Aldermen into his room the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 20th day of February 1906.

Signed William Edwards, Mayor.

 

 

1905

Tuesday 10th January 1905


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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Smith, Archibald, Elstub, Ibbotson, Edwards, King, Abigail, Howe and Morgan.

The Council Clerk apologised for the absence of Alderman Rigg.

 

Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

From the Secretary Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage intimating that from and after 1 January 1905 no water would be supplied free of charge for the purpose of wood block washing or street watering but water may be drawn through a metered stand pipe which can be hired and water supply at the approved charge of 10/-p.a. the Council to be responsible for all the repairs.  Received.

From the Secretary Commissioners for Railways in reply to a letter from the Council with reference to the proposal to erect a shelter for the Tram starter in front of Mr Fay’s Hotel Enmore Road stating that the Council’s suggestion to remove tram terminus to Stanmore Road has had the consideration but that the Commissioners regret that they cannot see their way to remove the terminus as desired as there is good shelter for intending passengers under the awnings at the present site the use of which would be lost if the terminus were extended as proposed.

Received and consent to erect shelter as proposed by the Railway Commissioners granted on permissive occupancy and the erection of the shelter to be subject to the supervision of the Overseer of Works.

From the Secretary Fire Brigades Board covering statement of the estimated Expenditure of the Board for the current year and the pro rata apportionment of the contributions of the Municipalities together with a memo of the sum now due by this Council amounting to £118.16.11.

Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From W Taylor Municipal Representative on the Fire Brigades Board intimating that the estimates of expenditure for the maintenance of the Fire Brigades Board for the year 1905 have been adopted and the levy fixed at the sum of £42,900.

Received and laid upon the table.

From Charles Cousins asking the free use of the Town Hall for a public meeting to be held for the purpose of rendering relief to the unfortunate sufferers by the recent bushfires and asking the Mayor to take the chair.

Received and request complied with.

From J H Williams offering the free use of the (Trocadero) Hall for any kind of entertainment which the Council may be disposed to promote in aid of those who have suffered by the late disastrous fires.

Received and if required offer accepted with thanks.

From Daniel McCauley intimating that he has leased the resumed area of swamp situate on the eastern side of Sheas Creek and the southern side of Ricketty Street and offering the same for a Tip for the household Rubbish and etc collected in the this Borough for the sum of seventy-five pounds (£75).

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

 

Reports

The Finance Committee

reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 29th of November 04 amounting to £1379.3.1 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £324.18.9.

The Mayor moved: “That the Finance Committees report be and the same is here by adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

The Specification Committee

reported having prepared specifications of duties of the office of Assistant Inspector of Nuisances and submitting same for adoption by the Council.

The specification having been read the Mayor moved: “That the specification Committee’s report and specification be and the same are hereby adopted and that tenders be invited and considered at next meeting of the Council.”

Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

 

The Borough Treasurer

submitted his usual statement of accounts since last report of 29th of November as follows:

To Bank balance per last statement        £73.2.8

Cheques issued                                           1379.3.1

By Deposit                                                                   837.13.1

By Bank balance          Dr                        614.12.8

£1452.5.9  1452.15.9

Received.

 

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of works carried out under his supervision during the past four weeks and works in hand.  Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

reported that the various contractors under his supervision had carried out their work in a satisfactory manner.  Received.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That the Council do now proceed to appoint an Alderman as Returning Officer for the election of Aldermen and Auditors to be holden on the first Tuesday in February next.”

Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

 

Alderman Howe moved: “That Alderman Ibbotson be the Returning Officer.”  Seconded by Alderman Morgan.

Alderman Ibbotson having declined the position Alderman Elstub moved: “That Alderman Smith be the Returning Officer.”

Seconded by Alderman Abigail and carried.

 

Alderman Smith returned thanks and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 24 day of January 1905.

Signed J M Salmon, Mayor.

 

 

Monday 23rd January 1905

 

Revision Court

In accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1897 an Open Court for the purpose of revising the Municipal Lists of persons supposed to be entitled to be enrolled on the Municipal Role for the ensuing year was held in the Town Hall on the above date at 7:30pm.

 

Present

The Mayor and a full Council.

 

The Mayor declared the Court open for the revision of the Municipal Lists and the Council Clerk provided and laid upon the table lists for the Enmore Camden Kingston and O’Connell Wards and also list of persons claiming to have their names inserted in the Camden Role as follows:

692/Gentle Stanley Owner Land Lots 9 and 10 See B Holmwood Street £8                                                                  1 Vote

748/9 Gentle Emanuel James Owner Land Lots 37 and 38 See B

Holmwood Street £35                                                          2 Vote

845/Morgan H T and William M

Trustees of M A Holding Deceased Owners Cottage Holdingsby

Pearl Street £29                                                                     2 Vote

There being no objections the Court directed that the names of Stanley Gentle Emanuel James Gentle and Harold Thomas and William Mark Morgan be inserted in the Camden Ward Role which was recorded on the done.

 

Resolved: That the Enmore Camden Kingston and O’Connell Wards lists as now revised be the Electoral Roles for the said wards for the municipal year 1905 – 1906.

 

The Mayor then in Open Court wrote his initials against the names inserted as above signed his name to every page and also signed the certificate at the end of each list in accordance with Section 64 of the Municipalities Act of 1897.

 

This terminated the proceedings and the Court rose.

 

Confirmed this 24 day of January 1905.

Signed J M Salmon, Mayor.

 

 

Tuesday 24th January 1905


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

 

Present

The Mayor (Alderman Salmon) and Aldermen Smith, Rigg, Elstub, Archibald, Hitchcock, Abigail, King, Howe, Ibbotson, Edwards and Morgan.

 

Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

 

Correspondence

From the Secretary Board of Health intimating that if the following resolutions are accepted by formal resolution of the Council the Board will consider the question of recommending the Honourable the Chief Secretary to pay a moiety of the salary of a Sanitary Inspector viz:

That the candidates elected be qualified and be approved by the Board.

That he be not removable except with the consent of the Board.

That he be wholly employed on sanitary work within the Municipal District of Newtown.

That he receive a salary not exceeding £3 per week.

Received.

From S J Douglas accepting the council’s offer of £25 for a strip of land in Albert Street for the purpose of widening the street subject to the Council erecting fence and gate on the new alignment and allowing the right of way to the Street from their land.

Received and referred to the Works Committee.

From (T F England) England and Robbards on the behalf of the Reverend T F Potts owner of premises number 131 King Street asking the Council to pass a resolution with reference to said premises similar to the one passed in previous cases and particularly in the case of Thomas Bartlett relative to the property forming the junction of Lord Street with King Street on 4th December 1890 approving of the present alignment.

Received and request not to be complied with.

From the Secretary Board of Health (2) advising that 30 samples of milk submitted by the Inspector on the 17th and 20th instant have been chemically examined by the Government Analyst who reports that chemical evidence in respect of 17 samples is such as would support a prosecution if undertaken.

Received and the Inspector or authorised to prosecute.

 

Reports

The Overseer of Works

reported a number of Works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.  Received.

 

The Inspector of Nuisances

amongst other matters reported having purchased 30 samples of milk from various milk carters and vendors trading throughout the Borough and as a very large percentage of them have approved to be adulterated asking authority to prosecute.  Received and adopted.

 

The Works Committee

submitted their report dated 24th of January with reference to several matters referred to them from the Council.

The Mayor moved: “That the Works Committees report as now read be and the same is here by adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Hitchcock and carried.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

The Mayor moved:

1 “That Frederick Grant Tuck Inspector of Nuisances be and is hereby appointed Sanitary Inspector to be employed in executing the provisions of the Public Health Act 1902 in this Borough in terms of the conditions set forth in the letter from the Board of Health dated 21st December 1904.”

Seconded by Alderman King and carried.

 

Order of the Day

To open and consider applications for the position of Assistant Inspector of Nuisances.

Alderman Smith moved: “That the Council do now resolve itself into Committee of the Whole with closed doors for the purpose of opening and considering applications for the position of Assistant Inspector of Nuisances.”

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

In committee the applications (of which there were 113) and testimonials were considered and on the Council resuming the Mayor brought up the following report:

“Your Committee having considered the applications for the position of Assistance Inspector of Nuisances recommend that Robert Beard be appointed to the office at a salary of one hundred and four pounds (£104) payable weekly in accordance with the specification already adopted.”

The Mayor moved: “That the report of the Committee of the Whole now read be and the same is here by adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

 

This concluded the business and the Council rose.

 

Confirmed this 14th day of February 1905.

Signed William Edward, Mayor.

 

 

1903

Tuesday 13th January 1903

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall on the above date at 7:30pm.

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Elstub, Ibbotson, Salmon, King, Jones, Rigg, Howe and Smith Archibald.
The Mayor apologised for the unavoidable absence of Alderman Fallick.

MINUTES

The Minutes of the previous meeting were read confirmed and signed.

CORRESPONDENCE

From the Fire Brigades Board forwarding Statement of the estimated Expenditure of the Board for the current year and of the pro rata apportionment of the Contributions of the Municipalities contributing under the provisions of the “Fire Brigades Act of 1902” together with a memo of the sum now due by this Council amounting to £122.8.3 for the first quarter as against £81.5.7 for the corresponding quarter of last year.  Received.
From W Taylor Representation of Suburban Municipalities on the Fire Brigade Board intimating that the contribution to the Fire Brigades Board for the current year has been fixed at £45450 as against £30600 last year so that there is an increase of £14850 or roughly speaking the increase amounts to 50%.  Received.
From the Leichhardt Borough Council embodying the following resolution viz: “That the Councils of the Metropolitan area be written to asking the cooperation in an effort to obtain some alteration to the “Fire Brigades Act” limiting their power to increase the amount of contribution demanded from Municipalities.”  Received and cooperation granted but are limited to the word “Act” all words following being omitted.
From Michael Rowhan asking the Council to refund a sum of three pounds being amount of deposit with tender for scavenging the Camden Ward which contract he found himself unable to take up some three years ago and consequently forfeited the deposit referred to.  Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

REPORTS

The Overseer of Works
reported various works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works in progress.  Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances
reported that the Contractors for sweeping the wood blocks and cleaning the Enmore Kingston and O’Connell Wards are carrying out their work in an efficient manner that the Camden Ward contractor is again neglecting the gutters more particularly Lord John May and Maria Streets.  Report received and was resolved that a fine of £2 be imposed on the Contractor for Camden Ward.

Motion Pursuant to Notice
Alderman Rigg moved:
1 “That it be referred to the Works Committee to consider the necessity and cost of kerbing and tarpaving Wilford Lane from Wilford Street to Station Street or otherwise deal with the same.”  Seconded by Alderman Ibbotson and carried.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

To consider Mr John Nottle’s offer of four feet of ground at £5 per foot for drainage purposes.  The Mayor reported that
Mr Nottle had called upon the Council Clerk and expressed his willingness to transfer the strip of land unreservedly.  The Mayor said that he would have a conveyance prepared and asked Alderman Archibald to put a resolution on the business paper of the next meeting to cover the cost of the land.

This being the business the Council rose.
Confirmed this 27th day of January 1903.
Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

Thursday 22nd January 1903

REVISION COURT

In accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Act of 1897 an Open Court for the purpose of revising the Municipal Lists of persons supposed to be entitled to be enrolled on the Municipal Role for the ensuing Municipal Year was held at the Town Hall on the above date at 7:30pm.

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan presiding) and Aldermen Smith, Fallick, Elstub, Jones, King, Howe, Abigail and Archibald also the Council Clerk.  The Mayor apologised for the absence of Aldermen Ibbotson and Salmon.
The Mayor declared the Court open for the Revision of the Municipal Lists and the Council Clerk produced and laid upon the table Lists for the Enmore Camden Kingston and O’Connell Wards and also the lists of claims of persons to have their names inserted on the Kingston and O’Connell and Camden Wards as follows:
Kingston Ward
Francis Victor Flannigan Occupier House and Shop 315 – 317 King Street £252 4 votes.  Allowed
 O’Connell Ward
Frederick William Hartley Lessee House and Shop 208 King Street £117 3 votes.  Allowed.
Camden Ward
John Archibald Owner Lots 22/3/24/Wells Street £5 1 vote.
Qualification already on roll and application lapsed.
The Court having after due examinations satisfied itself that Messrs Flannigan and Hartley were entitled to be enrolled ordered their names to be inserted in Alphabetical order on the Kingston and O’Connell wards respectively.  Names inserted accordingly.
Resolved that the Enmore Camden Kingston and O’Connell Wards lists as now revised be the Electoral Roles for the said Wards for the Municipal Year 1903 – 1904.
The Mayor then in Open Court wrote his initials against the names inserted signed his name to every page and also signed the certificates at the end of each list in accordance with section 64 of the Municipalities Act of 1897.

This terminated the proceedings and the Court rose.

Confirmed this 27th day of January 1903.
Signed Harold T Morgan, Mayor.

 

Tuesday 27th of January 1903

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown held at the Town Hall on the above date at 7:30pm.

PRESENT

The Mayor (Alderman Morgan) and Aldermen Smith, Fallick, King, Howe, Ibbotson, Salmon, Elstub, Jones, Archibald, and Abigail.

MINUTES

The Minutes of the previous meeting and Revision Court proceedings were read confirmed and signed.

CORRESPONDENCE

From E A Stevens Honourable Secretary Newtown Brass Band asking if the Council would favourably consider the advisability of extending the balcony of the Town Hall Newtown to accommodate 30 bandsmen thus enabling the Band to render music at frequent periods for the benefit of the public.  Received and referred to the Finance Committee.
From E Murphy calling attention to the bad state of Station Street for want of repair.  Received and referred to the Works Committee.
From James Stevenson Contractor for scavenging the Enmore Ward protesting against the fine of 10/- imposed for tipping sweepings in a paddock off the Ricketty Street St Peters and stating that he did so at the request of the occupier of the premises Mrs Archibald Beacom.  Received.
From Joseph Megson stating that he has been requested by the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage to connect a piece of land now used as a wood and coal yard and asking if the Council will permit him to let the matter stand over for a few months when the lease will expire and it is proposed to rebuild on the land situated at 91 Gowrie Street Newtown.  Received and referred to the Inspector for report and if not unfavourable the Mayor authorised to sign request.
From Charles Wendt offering to contribute one third the cost towards asphalting the footpath in front of his property corner of Pemell and Reiby Streets provided the work is carried out at once.  Received and request complied with.

REPORTS

The Finance Committee
reported having paid accounts under votes of appropriation since 13th December amounting to £367.10.6 and recommending accounts for payment amounting to £843.6.10.  Moved by the Mayor seconded by Alderman Smith and carried “That the Finance Committee’s report as now read be and the same is here by adopted.”

The Borough Treasurer
submitted the usual statement of accounts since last report of
30 December 1903 as follows:
Balance per last statement  Cr   £347.9.9
Deposits during month       293.10.1
Cheques issued during month £367.10.6
Balance Cr at date     273.9.4
      £640.19.10  £640.19.10 
Received.

The Overseer of Works
reported various works carried out under his supervision during the past fortnight and works put in hand and being carried out.  Received.

The Inspector of Nuisances
reported that the Contractors for scavenging the various wards are carrying out the work in any efficient manner and that several days were occupied in making the annual inspection of the Milk Vendors premises by the Inspector from the Board of Health who will forward a report in due course.  Report received.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE

Alderman King moved:
1 “That the gutter stones at the intersection with Stephen and Isabella Streets be renewed and the carriageway repaired where required at an estimated cost of £4.”  Seconded by Alderman Howe and carried.

Alderman Ibbotson moved:
2 “That 93 yards of first class asphalt be laid at the corner of Reiby and Pemell Streets at an estimated cost of £9.10.0.”  Seconded by Alderman Fallick and carried.
3 “That 2 gas lamps be placed one at each end of Pemell Lane at a cost of £4 for each per annum and referred to the Lighting Committee for report.”  Seconded by Alderman Fallick and carried.

Alderman Archibald moved:
4 “That the sum of £20 be appropriated for the purchase of four feet of land in Maria Street (from John Nottle) for drainage purposes.”  Seconded by Alderman Jones and carried.
5 “That Union Street from Knight Street to Munni Street be metalled and ballasted where necessary at an estimated cost of £135 and that the Erskineville Council be asked to contribute their share of the cost.”
The mover having consented to the omission of all the words after £135 and the insertion of “conditionally on the Erskineville Councils agreeing to pay their share of the cost” the motion as amended was seconded by Alderman Jones and carried.
6 “That the Works Committee be requested to visit the footpath in King Street between Holmwood and Dickson Streets for the purpose of submitting to the Council at its next meeting a scheme to prevent the nuisance caused by the soil from the vacant land being deposited on the said footpath.”  Seconded by Alderman Jones and carried.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Resolved on the motion of the Mayor “that the Corporate Seal of the Council be affixed to the Junior Clerk Thomas A. Testers Indenture.”
The Mayor reported that with Aldermen Smith and Abigail he attended a meeting of Municipal representatives to consider the steps that should be taken in connection with the increase in the Fire Brigades rate.  The meeting appointed delegates from each Council with the object of holding a meeting later on and subsequently reporting the result.

The Finance Committee
submitted a special report with reference to a letter from Michael Rowhan asking for a refund of three pounds amount of deposit lodged with tender for scavenging the Camden Ward three years recommending that as Mr Rowhan refused to take up the contract and considering the time that has elapsed and the circumstance the question be not reopened.  Received and adopted.

This concluded the business and the Council rose.
Confirmed this 17th day of February 1903.
Signed JM Salmon, Mayor.

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