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Bank Committee: September 19th 1921

 

900 On Minute No 870 (73, High Street, King's Heath), the Chairman reported that the tenant of the premises in question had seen him with reference to the notice he had received from the Town Clerk. The tenant intimated his willingness to give up possession, if the Committee would grant him a little more time to look round before deciding to realise his stock.

 

The Committee were informed that the matter would be again brought before them at the next Meeting when the plans etc, for the enlargement of the Kings Heath Branch would also be submitted.

 

Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee: October 10th 1921

 

On Minute No 476, Mr McMichael (Architect) attended before the Sub-Committee and submitted plan and specification showing suggested alterations to the Kings Heath premises in order to adapt the same for use as a Daily Branch. The following Tenders were submitted for the carrying out of the work:

Messrs Baker & Son                               847

Messrs Surman & Son                            940

Messrs Sapcote & Sons                         987

Mr F J Briley                                           996

Messrs G Robinson & Son                    1110

 

510 RESOLVED:- That the Manager, in conference with the Architect be instructed to approach the lowest Tenderer (Messrs Baker & Son - 847) with a proposal that a clause be included in the Contract that an allowance should be made in respect of any reduction in wages or prices of materials which might take place during the carrying out of the work: reporting thereon to the General Committee at their next Meeting.

 

Bank Committee: October 14th 1921

 

Report of the Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee:

 

King's Heath Branch.

The tenancy of the larger shop, 73, High Street, King's Heath, having expired, it has now been possible to deal with the question of the required increased accommodation at this Branch. Mr McMichael, Architect, was instructed to prepare a plan showing the most suitable method of enlarging and adapting the premises for use as a daily Branch, and your Sub-Committee have now had the plan and Specification before them.

  

935 RESOLVED:- That the tender of Messrs Baker & Son at the sum of 847 for the carrying out of the alterations to the King's Heath Branch premises, 73 and 73a, High Street, in accordance with the plan and specification submitted, be accepted; that the Town Clerk be instructed to prepare and affix the Corporate Seal to the necessary Contract, a Clause to be included therein providing that an allowance should be made in respect of any variation in wages during the carrying out of the work; and that the amount of 847 referred to be defrayed out of the funds of the Bank.

 

Bank Committee: November 14th 1921

 

961 On Minute No 870, the Chairman stated that he had seen the tenant of No 73 High Street, Kings Heath, who undertook to give up possession of the premises in the course of a few days.

 

Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee: December 12th 1921

 

544 The Manager reported as follows:

 

King's Heath Premises.

The tenant of 73 High Street, King's Heath, has now given up possession, and the alterations are proceeding. The Public Works Department have now approved of the plans, subject to the Bank receiving all claims for compensation in respect of the proposed alterations and additions if the demolition of the building or any part thereof should be required at any time for road improvement purposes.

 

569 RESOLVED:- That the General Committee be recommended to concur in the Minute of the Public Works and Town Planning Committee with reference to alterations, King's Heath premises.

  

Bank Committee: December 19th 1921

 

Report of the Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee:

 

King's Heath Premises.

Your Sub-Committee report that the tenant of No 73, High Street, King's Heath, has now given up possession, and the alterations recently authorised are proceeding. In this connection a Minute has been received from the Public Works Committee approving plan showing the alterations and additions for bank purposes, subject to your Committee waiving all claims for compensation in respect of the alterations and additions if the demolition of the building or any part thereof should be required at any time for road improvement purposes.

 

Your Committee are recommended to concur in the Minute of the Public Works and Town Planning Committee.

 

1007 RESOLVED:- That this Committee acquiesce in the Minute of the Public Works and Town Planning Committee approving the alterations and additions at the High Street, King's Heath premises, subject to the condition referred to therein.

 

The Manager submitted a communication from Mr Lane (lessee of premises at rear of 73 and 73A High Street, King's Heath) desiring to terminate the tenancy of these premises and suggesting a transfer of the same to Mr Llewellyn, Timber Merchant, Stratford Road.

 

1016 RESOLVED:- That the matter be referred to the General Purposes Sub-Committee with authority to take such action in the matter as they consider desirable.

 

On Minute No 870 the Town Clerk reported as follows:

 

November 22nd 1921

Minute No 870

Possession of Premises at No 73, High Street, Kings Heath.

 

Referring to this Minute, I beg to report that I am now informed that the above premises have now been vacated. There would accordingly appear to be no necessity to institute legal proceedings in the matter, and I ask that the Minute be discharged.

 

977 RESOLVED:- That Minute No 870 be discharged.

 

On Minute No 935 the Town Clerk reported as follows:

 

November 30th 1921

Contract for Alterations

 

I have prepared and completed a Contract with Mr F V Baker, trading as Messrs Baker & Son, for alterations and additions to Nos 73 and 73a High Street, Kings Heath.

 

The Corporate Common Seal has been affixed to the document, which bears date 21st November instant.

 

982 RESOLVED:- That Minute No 935 be discharged.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: January 16th 1922

 

Tenancy of Mr Lane, rear of 73 and 73A High Street, King's Heath.

 

The Committee will recollect that at their last meeting a request was submitted from Mr Lane (Lessee of premises at rear of 73 and 73A High Street, King's Heath) to terminate his tenancy, and the matter was referred to your Sub-Committee with authority to take such action as they might consider desirable.

 

In connection with the alterations now taking place at these premises, Mr Lane now complains of trespass and the pulling down and removal of certain wood and glass partitions used by him as an office, and he claims compensation for the disturbance and loss that may have been sustained thereby. He offers to surrender the lease, as at 25th December 1921, and to pay the rent up to that date amounting to 40 providing the Bank would pay to him 40 in settlement of any claim he may have for trespass.

 

After taking legal advice in the matter, your Sub-Committee are of opinion that it would be advisable to agree to Mr Lane's proposal, and recommend that the Town Clerk and Manager be authorised to come to a suitable settlement with Mr Lane, and that the latter's tenancy be terminated.

 

They have instructed the Manager, in consultation with Mr Wilde, to arrange fresh tenancies of the dwellinghouse and the yard and buildings.

 

Bank Committee: January 16th 1922

 

1031 RESOLVED:- That the Town Clerk and Manager be authorised to settle the claim of Mr Lane in respect of alleged encroachment and damage on the best terms possible; and that the Town Clerk be instructed to take the necessary steps to terminate Mr Lane's tenancy.

 

Finance Sub-Committee: January 16th 1922

 

Repayment of Purchase Money to Housing and Estates Committee.

It will be remembered that in the early stages of the Bank the necessary money required to purchase premises for the purpose of Branch Banks was found by the Housing and Estates Committee on behalf of the Bank, it being understood that when the Bank was in a position to repay the amount thus found steps would be taken to meet this liability. Interest is being charged on the amount outstanding at 6%. The Bank have already repaid the sum of 1,818 in respect of the purchase of premises at Sparkbrook, but there remains a sum of 6,634. 13. 7d. owing to the Housing and Estates Committee for other purchases at Aston, Kings Heath, Duddeston, Ladywood and Rotton Park.

 

Your Sub-Committee have carefully considered this matter, and they recommend that the amount at present owing to the Housing and Estates Committee should be repaid, and that the Committee's thanks be conveyed to them for their assistance in the matter.

 

Bank Committee: January 16th 1922

 

1036 RESOLVED:- That payment be made to the Housing and Estates Committee of the sum due to them in respect of the acquisition of Branch Bank premises amounting to 6,634. 13. 7d and that the best thanks of this Committee be conveyed to them for their assistance in the matter.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: February 13th 1922

 

46 With reference to  alterations at Kings Heath Branch now being carried out the Manager reported that arrangements had been made with the Education Committee for the Branch to be carried on at a school room during the progress of alterations.

 

Bank Committee: February 20th 1922

 

On Minute No 1031 (Kings Heath Premises - Mr Lane's claim) the following report of the Town Clerk was presented:

 

February 18th 1922

73 & 73a, High Street, King's Heath.

I have to report that Mr William Lucas has surrendered his lease of the above premises as from the 24th June/1921. He has agreed to forego any claim in respect of the trespass in consideration of the Corporation releasing him from rent and rates since that date.

I have paid 10/- stamp duty on the Surrender.

 

1064 RESOLVED:- That Minute No 1031 be discharged.

 

The Manager submitted the following report from Mr F Wilde with reference to the letting of a portion of the Kings Heath Premises.

 

February 17th 1922

Shopping and Yard Kings Heath.

I have let the above Shopping and Yard to Messrs James Madden, L J Madden, & H T Madden, and they desire the Agreement made out in their joint names. The rent is to be 50.0.0. per annum and Rates, accruing from 25th March.

 

The Landlord will be responsible for the exterior repairs, and the Tenant for the interior repairs. The Tenants desire a Clause inserted in the Agreement to the effect that should the house become vacant, in the event of it not being required for the occupation of a Manager of the Bank, they are to have the option to take it at a rental of 35-0-0 per annum and Rates.

 

There are certain repairs required to the boundary fence, and if these are not receiving the attention of your Builder I shall be glad to know, in order that I may deal with the matter.

 

I shall be glad if you will instruct the Town Clerk to proceed with the preparation of the Agreement, as the Tenants would like it signed before to-morrow week, (Feb. 25th) if possible. In the meantime I am making the necessary formal enquiries as to stability.

 

1065 RESOLVED:- That subject to Mr Wilde's enquiries regarding Messrs Madden being found satisfactory the Town Clerk be instructed to prepare and enter into a tenancy agreement with Messrs Madden on the terms set out in Mr Wilde's report.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: March 13th 1922

 

On Minute No 17a (Letting of Living Accommodation and outbuildings, 73 and 73a, High Street, Kings Heath) it was

 

72a     RESOLVED:- That the existing tenancy with Mr Frederick Green at 73, High Street, be continued, and that Minute No 17a be discharged.

 

Tenders were submitted for the supply of furniture and fittings for the branch Bank premises at 73 and 73a, High Street, Kings Heath, as follows:

            Mr R Hunt                                         175. 10. 0.

            Midland Wood Workers Ltd              180. 0. 0.

            Messrs Baker & Sons                        186. 5. 0.

 

76        RESOLVED:- That the tender of Messrs Baker & Son at the sum of 186. 5. 0. for the carrying out of the work be accepted; and the General Committee asked to confirm the action taken.

 

Bank Committee: March 20th 1922

 

1088 The following Report of the General Purposes Sub-Committee was presented:

 

Tenders for Furniture and Fittings for King's Heath Branch.

Your Sub-Committee have considered the tenders received for the supply and fixing of furniture and fittings for the new premises at 73 High Street, King's Heath, and have accepted the tender of Baker and Son of Ladypool Road, amounting to 186. 5. 0. They now ask that their action in the matter be confirmed.

 

1096 RESOLVED:- That the action of the Sub-Committee in accepting the tender of Messrs Baker & Son at the sum of 186. 5. 0. for the supply and fixing of furniture and fittings for the King's Heath Branch premises be confirmed.

 

The Manager reported that the alterations at the Kings Heath Branch were nearing completion and the premises would be ready for use at an early date.

 

1106 RESOLVED:- That the question of making the necessary arrangements for the formal opening of the Kings Heath premises as a permanent daily Branch be referred to the General Purposes Sub-Committee.

 

 

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