Minutes of meeting of the Council (duly convened), held at the Council Chambers, Newtown, on Tuesday the 6th day of October, 1914, at 7-30 o’clock p.m..

PRESENT.
His worship the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Alderman Clegg, Turtle, Szarka, Elstub, Lawler, Pritchard and Edwards.

APOLOGIES.
An apology was received from Alderman Morgan.

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

CORRESPONDENCE.

Letter from the North Sydney Council, asking for cooperation in an endeavour to have the local government ordinance 78, section 18, amended, so as to leave it to the discretion of the Council, whether a 9 in. party wall shall be extended to the underside of the roof at least 12 in.. Alderman Turtle moved that the letter be received and cooperation as desired granted. Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Letter from J. Young and 12 other residents of Station Street, complaining of state of Camden Lane. It was resolved on the motion of Alderman Clegg, seconded by Alderman Pritchard, that the letter be received, and referred to the Works Committee for consideration and report.

Letter from the Town Clerk, Sydney, calling attention to the necessity for an additional gully in Regent Street, to relieve stormwater drainage. It was resolved on the motion of Alderman Turtle, seconded by Alderman Clegg, that the letter be received and referred to the Works committee for consideration and report.

Letter from the Director General of Public Works, re the appointment of a Revision Court. It was resolved that the letter be received, and the Revision Court be held as usual at the town Hall, Newtown.

Letter from the Public Health Department, covering analysis of 15 samples of milk, all of which were found to be correct. Received.

Letter from the Board of Water Supply and Sewerage, intimating that 175 yd. of new 4 inch main would be laid in Ferndale Street, from Margaret Street to Camden street.

REPORTS.

The Overseer of Works submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight, and recommending approval of the plan of alterations to Milton hotel. It was resolved on the motion of Alderman Pritchard, seconded by Alderman Lawler, that the report be received and adopted.

The Sanitary Inspector submitted his report, as contained on folio 73 of the sanitary inspector’s report book, embodying recommendations 1 to 5. Alderman Lawler moved, that the sanitary inspector’s report be received and adopted, and applications mentioned in paragraph two approved. Seconded by Alderman Szarka and carried.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE.

Alderman Szarka moved:-

That it be referred to the Lighting Committee to report upon the advisability of efficiently lighting Thurnby and Philip lanes (Thurnby estate). Seconded by Alderman Pritchard and carried.

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

Under this heading, Alderman Turtle asked that blue metal repairs be carried out to Oxford Street, Kingston Ward.

Alderman Clegg asked that blue metal repairs be carried out to various streets in O’Connell Ward.

His worship the Mayor said he would have these matters attended to.

There being no further business the meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an ordinary meeting at the Council, held at the town Hall, Newtown, on Tuesday, 20th day of October, 1914.

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


Minutes of meeting at the Council (duly convened), held at the Council Chambers, Newtown, on Tuesday the 20th day of October, 1914, at 7-30 o’clock p.m.

PRESENT.
His worship the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Alderman Turtle, Szarka, Elstub, Morgan, Lawler, Lewis, Smith, Pritchard and Edwards.

APOLOGIES.
Apologies were received from Alderman Bloom and Clegg.

MINUTES.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and were confirmed and signed on the motion of Alderman Edwards, seconded by Alderman Smith.

CORRESPONDENCE.

Letter from the Sydney City Mission, asking permission to hold their annual Street collection within the municipality of Newtown on 5th December 1914. Alderman Turtle moved, that the letter be received, and permission as desired granted. Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

Letter from M. Riedel, claiming compensation on behalf of her mother for injuries alleged to have been caused in Enmore Road. Received.

Letter from the Public Health Department, covering 29 samples of milk, and recommending prosecution in the case of Sample number 258. The town clerk reported that under instruction from his worship the Mayor, the prosecution was proceeding as recommended. Alderman Turtle moved that the letter be received, and the Mayor’s action in regard there- to be endorsed. Seconded by Alderman Pritchard and carried.

Letter from the Reverend J. J. Williams, inviting the attendance of his worship the Mayor and the Aldermen to a patriotic religious service, to be held at the Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon, October 25. It was resolved that the invitation be accepted with thanks, and as many as possible, attend.

Letter from J. W. Riding, asking permission to have a collecting stand on the Town Hall side of the Newtown Bridge, to collect on behalf of the Belgian Children’s Fund, on Friday evenings, as it was found dangerous for the children collecting to cross the bridge. Alderman Turtle moved that the letter be received, and the request granted, until otherwise notified. Seconded by Alderman Pritchard and carried.

Letter from the Director General of Public Works, covering notice of an amendment of clause 11, regulation four. Received.

Application from C. Wilson, for Council’s approval of plan and specification of workshop for Mr Hennings in Wilson Street, Newtown. Received and referred to the Works committee for report.

REPORTS.

The Finance Committee submitted their usual monthly report, as contained on folio 110 of the Finance committee’s report book, which recommended:-

That accounts paid under votes of appropriation since last meeting and

amounting to £1253:2:7 be confirmed, and accounts submitted this evening and amounting to £951:5:2 be paid, total payments from General fund since last meeting £2204:7:9 Permanent improvement loan fund interest to 13 Oct 1914, £767:2:8 trust fund, transfer forfeited deposits (see orders and claims register, and expenditure warranted, folio 17). £ 10:0:0 the monthly financial statement was also submitted showing credit balance to date of £4415:18:9

Alderman Pritchard moved, that the Finance committee’s report be received and adopted, and the accounts confirmed and paid. Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

His worship the Mayor as chairman of the Works Committee, submitted a report of the meeting held on Monday, 19 instant as contained on folios 14 and 16 of the Works committee’s report book, and embodying recommendations 1 to 9. Alderman Turtle moved, that the Works committee’s report be received and adopted, and its recommendations be carried into effect, seconded by Alderman Pritchard, and carried.

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

The Sanitary Inspector submitted his report, as contained on folio 74 of the Sanitary Inspector’s report book, and Alderman Szarka moved that the report be received and applications mentioned in paragraph three granted. Seconded by Alderman Morgan, and carried.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE.

His worship, the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

  1. That under the provisions of Local Govt Ordinance number 48 (3), the hours of each day of the week, which are appointed by this Council as the hours on which Hollis Park, Newtown, and the playground in connection therewith shall be open to the public, shall be between the hours of sunrise and sunset. Seconded by Alderman Edwards.

A general discussion ensued, the opinion being expressed, that the Park should be open at all hours, and by consent, the Mayor decided to withdraw the resolution.

His worship, the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

2. That it be referred to the Works committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of kerbing, guttering, and paving footpath on the northside of Linthorpe Street, and its intersection with Brown Street. Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

Alderman Pritchard moved: —

That it be referred to the Works committee to report upon the advisability of tar paving carriageway of Margaret Street, from Ferndale Street to the intersection of Simmons Street, at an estimated cost of £137. In moving the resolution in Alderman Pritchard asked, a small portion of Margaret Street between Ferndale and Reiby Street be also inspected by the committee. The motion was seconded by Alderman Szarka and carried.

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

Alderman Elstub asked:-

That the carriageway of Eliza Street be top dressed with tar.

Alderman Lawler asked:-

The letter be sent to the Railway Commissioners intimating that some of the lights in the cluster in the centre of the St Peter’s railway bridge were not lit at nighttime, and asking that the defect be remedied. The Mayor said these matters would receive his attention.

Alderman Pritchard moved:-

That a letter be sent to the Inspector of Police, intimating that the action of the police in preventing the German band from playing within the municipality of Newtown during the war crisis has the hearty approval of this Council. Seconded by Alderman Smith 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, 2nd day of November, 1914.

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


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