MUNICIPALITY of NEWTOWN,

Declaration of the poll at the triennial collection. Held 31st day of January 1914.

To his worship the Mayor of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown.

Sir,

I have the honour to report in accordance with the provisions of the “Local Government Act” and Ordinance 8(8) made thereunder, that on the 31st day of January last the following declaration of the poll was made:-

NAMES of CANDIDATES, 494 King St. Sydney Totals. CAMDEN WARD Bloom, Joseph Emmanuel 146 10 156 Cousins, Joseph Draper, 242 32 274 Edwards, William 274 31 305 Lawler, William Hunter, 217 31 248 Sim, Arthur Tudor 66 4 70 Informal 5 1 6 ENMORE Ward DISPENSARY HALL Bird, William John 162 25 187 Brown, William Edward 109 9 118 Delve, William Henry, 184 15 199 Macready, Hughes Theodore 173 10 183 Morgan, Harold Thomas, 258 37 295 Prichard, William Henry, 186 18 204 Szarka, William 209 27 236 Informal nil nil nil KINGSTON WARD TOWN HALL Elstub, Robert 196 17 213 Flanagan, Francis Victor 150 4 154 Lichfield, Walter 118 9 127 Smith, Charles Dead 117 2 119 Smith, William Leslie, 201 20 221 Turtle, Charles Henry, 253 17 270 Informal nil nil nil O’CONNELL WARD METHODIST School Hall Bamfield, Frank, 303 30 333 Clegg, William Carnegie 229 28 257 Dunn, John 179 16 195 Lewis, Nathan, 189 34 223 Milner, John 198 9 207 Informal 10 nil 10

And in pursuance of the said act and Ordinance is, I hereby declare the following gentlemen, duly elected Alderman to represent the respective wards in the Council of the municipality of Newtown, for the ensuing triennial period:-

Camden ward. — William Edwards, Thomas Draper Cousins, William Hunter Lawler.

Enmore Ward.-Harold Thomas Morgan, William Szarka, William Henry Pritchard.

Kingston Ward.-Charles Henry Turtle, William Leslie Smith, Robert Elstub.

O’Connell ward.-Frank Bamfield, William Carnegie Clegg, Nathan Lewis.

Signed, W. G. Salmon.
Town Clerk and Returning Officer.

Town Hall, Newtown, 31 Jan 1914.


Minutes of a meeting of the Council (special meeting) (duly convened), held at the Council Chambers, Newtown, on Thursday the fifth day of February, 1914 at 7-30 o’clock p.m.

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

His worship the Mayor declared the meeting open, and the town clerk read the official declaration of poll, as contained on folios 104/5 in the minute book, and forwarded to his worship the Mayor, formally declaring the various Aldermen duly elected for the respective wards.

His worship, the Mayor welcomed the Aldermen after their election, especially mentioning the names of Alderman Pritchard and Aldermen Szarka, the two new Alderman returned. Alderman Pritchard and Aldermen Szarka returned thanks for the welcome accorded them, and expressed their pleasure in being elected to take part in the deliberations of the Council.

His worship, the Mayor said the business of the meeting was:- (a) to determine whether or not an allowance to be granted to the Mayor. (b) if it is determined to grant an allowance, to fix the amount. (c) the election of Mayor.

Aldermen Clegg moved:-that no allowance be granted to the Mayor for the ensuing mayoral year, seconded by Alderman Turtle and lost.

Alderman Lewis moved:-that mayoral allowance be granted, and the sum of £100 be the amount of such allowance now voted for the ensuing mayoral year, seconded by Alderman Edwards.

Alderman Turtle moved:-as an amendment, that sum of £50 be now voted as mayoral allowance for the ensuing mayoral year, seconded by Alderman Clegg and lost.

The substantive motion was then submitted and declared carried.

Nominations were then invited for the position of Mayor for the period beginning 1 Mar 1914. Alderman Edwards nominated Alderman Frank Bamfield, 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, votes being:-

Alderman Frank Bamfield 9 Aldermen Charles Henry Turtle 3

The returning officer then declared Alderman Frank Bamfield duly elected Mayor for the year beginning 1 Mar 1914, he having received the majority of votes cast.

His worship the Mayor (Alderman Frank Bamfield), returned thanks for his election to the office of Mayor for the ensuing year, being the second year in succession.

Alderman C. H. Turtle returned thanks for the support accorded him.

There being no further business the meeting terminated. Confirmed at an ordinary meeting of the Council held at the town Hall, Newtown, on Tuesday 10th February, 1914.

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


Minutes of a meeting of the Council (special meeting) (duly convened), held at the Council Chambers, Newtown, on Thursday the fifth day of February, 1914 at 8.15 p.m..

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

ESTIMATES for the year 1914.
His worship, the Mayor stated the business of the meeting to be to consider, prepare, and approve of the estimates of receipts and expenditure under the provisions of the “Local Government Act” section 142 of Ordinance 5(24) for the year 1914, and after due consideration of the items of receipts and expenditure in detail, Aldermen Clegg moved, and Alderman Turtle seconded that the estimates as now, prepared by this Council for the total sum of £19,178:0:0 be as follows:-

(a) The amount of proposed expenditure out of of the General Fund to which the proceeds of the rate are to be carried. General purposes administrative expenses, £1,215:0:0 Public Works £12,171:0:0 Public Services, £3,493:0:0 Public health £1,514:0:0 Municipal Property, £785:0:0 Total £19,178:0:0 (b) Amount on hand available for such expenditure, £390:5:8 (c) Other revenue likely to be available £1500:0:0 (d) Amount required to be raised by rate £17,287:14:4 £19,178:0:0 (e) Total value of unimproved land £1,384,828:0:0 Improved capital value £3,225,424:0:0 Assessed annual value, £272,262:0:0 (f) The rate proposed to be made and levied is a general rate of 3d. in the pound on the unimproved capital value of all rateable land in the municipality, estimated to yield £17,310:7:0 (subject to reduction on appeal.), and that the above estimates as approved be publicly notified in the area, as prescribed by the act and ordinances.

The motion was declared 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, 10th Feb1914.

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


Minutes of the meeting of the Council held at the Council Chambers, Newtown, on Tuesday the 10th day of February, 1914, at 730 o’clock.

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

APOLOGIES.
Apologies were received from Aldermen Clegg and Lewis.

MINUTES.
The minutes of meetings held 27th January and two special meetings on the fifth day of February were read, and confirmed on the motion of Alderman Edwards, seconded by Alderman Turtle.

CORRESPONDENCE.

Letter from the Peacock Jam Co., asking for the reconsideration of the offer to pay half the cost of forming to suitable vehicle entrances to their factory, Camden street.

Alderman Edwards moved, that the letter be received, and referred to the Works committee for report, seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

Letter from J. W. Buik, asking on behalf of the Enmore and Newtown Citizen’s brass band for a grant from the subsidy for bands. It was resolved that the letter the received, and referred to the Finance committee for report.

Letter from the Secretary, Hospital Saturday fund, asking permission to make their annual collection within this municipality on the 2nd May, 1914. Alderman Turtle moved, that the letter be received, and permission as desired. Granted, seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Application from Mrs Woodcock to subdivide her land in Alice Street, was received, and referred to the Works committee for report.

Letter from R.Hollis, Esq, M. L. A., asking the cooperation of the Council in an endeavour to secure the Newtown Cemetery as a quiet resort for the citizens. Alderman Turtle moved, that the letter be received, and cooperation as desired granted, and that Mr Hollis be asked to confer with this Council, so as to decide upon definite scheme before the proposed deputation waits upon the Chief Secretary. Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

Letter from R.Hollis Esq, M. L. A., asking the cooperation of this Council in an endeavour to secure better accommodation, and trade School, in connection with the Newtown Superior public school.

Alderman Turtle moved, that the communication be received, and the cooperation of this Council be granted in endeavouring to secure additional playing area for the Newtown superior public school, and in furthering action of this Council in endeavouring to secure the establishment of trade schools in the district, and that Mr Hollis be asked to meet the Council to talk over the matter of a suitable site etc, before the deputation waits upon the Minister for public instruction. Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Letter from the Secretary, Local Government Association, intimating that a conference will be held at the association’s rooms on the 23rd inst to discuss a proposed amendment in the Municipal and Shire Councils’ Employees award, and asking the Council to appoint delegates to the conference. Alderman Morgan moved that the letter be received, and cooperation as desired be granted, and that his worship the Mayor (Alderman Frank Bamfield JP) represent this Council at the conference. Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

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

REPORTS.

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

The Sanitary Inspector, submitted his report is contained on folios 47 and 48, and it was resolved that the report be received, and applications mentioned in paragraph to be approved.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE.

His worship, the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:- that the following Works authorised for O’Connell Ward, and the votes of money therefor, which elapsed on 31st January, 1914, in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now revoted viz:-

Bennett Street, carriageway repaired with blue metal £56:0:0 seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Alderman Edwards moved:-
that the following Works, authorised for Camden Ward, and the votes of money therefor, which elapsed on 31st January, 1914, in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now revoted, viz:-

Maria Lane, complete kerb and gutter west side £18:0:0 Lord Street, re-lay metal carriageway from King Street to John Street, £250:0:0 Angel Street, repair carriageway (western end), where necessary with blue metal £35:0:0 Wells Street, at intersection with Commodore Street, breakup tarpaved crossing and substitute trachyte cubes. £13:0:0

Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

Alderman Morgan moved:-
that the following Works authorised for Enmore Ward, and the votes of money therefor, which elapsed on 31st January, 1914, in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now revoted , viz:-

Enmore Road, new wood blocks, southern side of tram line, from Station Street to Simmons Street, and repair balance where necessary 1500: 0:0

Sloane Street, tarpave carriageway and repair paths £326:0:0 Metropolitan Road, tarpave carriageway, £650:0:0 Belmore Lane, renew 70 yd. of gutter stones, and repair carriageway, where necessary with white metal £50:0:0

seconded by Alderman Pritchard and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:-
that the following Works authorised for Kingston Ward, and the votes of money therefor which elapsed on 31 Jan 1914, in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now revoted, viz:-

Federation Road, re metal carriageway, £90:0:0 Albemarle Street, tar metal carriageway from Baltic Street to Bedford Street, £87:0:0 Albemarle Street, tarpave footpath Southside from Baltic Street to Bedford Street. £9:0:0 Baltic Street, tarpave footpath Westside from Bedford Street to Albemarle street, £13:10:0

seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

Alderman Cousins moved:-
that the following Works authorised for Camden Ward, and the votes of money there for which elapsed on 31 Jan 1914, in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6be now revoted, viz:-

Gowrie Street, top dress and lay strip 4 ft. wide along gutters £120:0:0 Darley Street, re metal from King Street to John Street, £175:0:0

seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

His worship, the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved for Alderman Lewis:- that the following Works authorised for O’Connell Ward, and the votes of money therefor which elapsed on 31 Jan 1914, in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now revoted:-

Hordern Street, top dress within 100 yd. of King Street, £6:10:0 Egan Street, top dress within 100 yd. of King Street, £6:10:0 Watkin Lane, tarpave carriageway, £125:0:0 Chalder Street, tarpave carriageway from Egan Street to O’Connell Street, £74:0:0 Longdown Street, renew gutter stones from Missenden Road to Elizabeth Street and repair carriageway where necessary £60:0:0. Church Street, tarpave carriageway from Lennox Street to Victoria Street, £185:0:0 King Street, top dress footpaths from Bligh Street to Newtown railway bridge £85:0:0 King Street, top dress woodblocked carriageway from Bligh Street to the Newtown railway bridge £365:0:0

seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

Alderman Lawler moved:-
that the following Works authorised for Camden Ward, and the votes of money therefor which elapsed on 31st January, 1914, in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation 6 be now revoted, viz:-

Commodore Street, top dress carriageway, £32:0:0 Hawkins Street, repair and top dress carriageway, £27:0:0 Holmwood Street, blue metal and top dress carriageway, £155:0:0 King Lane, kerb between Dixon and Holmwood streets and complete tar the paving between Wells and Alice Lanes £13:10:0 King Street, wood block carriageway between kerb and tramline western side to end of portion blocked on tram line £230:0:0 Union Street, renew footpath from Erskineville Road to Munni Street, £43:0:0 Gowrie Street, renew footpath from Erskineville Road to Munni Street, £107:0:0 Munni Street, renew footpath, £38:10:0 Munni Street, re form and tarpave carriageway from Angel Street to Gowrie Street, £250:0:0

seconded by Alderman cousins and carried.

Alderman Pritchard moved:-
that the following Works authorised for Enmore Road, and the votes of money therefor which elapsed on 31 Jan 1914, in pursuance of clause 13 of regulation six be now revoted, viz:-

Philip Street, top dress within 100 Yards Enmore Rd. £13:0:0 Marian Street, top dress within 100 Yards Enmore Rd., £10:0:0 Cambridge Street, top dress within 100 Yards Enmore Rd., £13:0:0 Station Street, asphalt from Holt Street to Enmore Road, and tarpaint from Holt Street to Camden street. £250:0:0

seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:- that in the opinion of this council, it is necessary that a more up-to-date public convenience be erected in close proximity to the Newtown Bridge, and that the Works committee be instructed to inquire into the matter and report as to the most suitable site, cost and plan of same. Seconded by Alderman Pritchard and carried.

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

That in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance one (54). The following committees be appointed:-

Finance Committee. Works and Building Committee. Specification Committee Lighting Committee. And Health Committee

Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

The election of committees for the ensuing term was then proceeded with, and resulted as follows:-

His worship the Mayor, chairman of all Committees.

FINANCE COMMITTEE:
Aldermen H. T. Morgan, C. H. Turtle, T. D. Cousins, and W.C. Clegg.

WORKS COMMITTEE:
Aldermen R. Elstub, W. H. Lawler, W. Edwards, W. Szarka.

LIGHTING COMMITTEE:
Aldermen W. L. Smith, W. H. Pritchard, W. Edwards, C. H. Turtle.

HEALTH COMMITTEE:
Aldermen W. Szarka, W. H. Lawler, W. Edwards,..

SPECIFICATION COMMITTEE:
Aldermen W. Edwards, W. H. Lawler, R. Elstub, W. Szarka.

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

Under this heading the following matters were mentioned:-

By his worship the Mayor (Alderman Frank Bamfield) who mentioned that the principal of the girls Department of the Newtown Public School, Miss K. Ryan, had attained her Jubilee Year in connection with her duties as Schoolteacher, the event was unique, and he moved that a Letter under the Corporate Seal of the Council, be forwarded to Mr Ryan, the expressing this Council’s congratulations. Seconded by Alderman Morgan and Carried.

His Worship, the Mayor (Alderman Frank Bamfield) referred to the loss which the Council sustained by the retirement of Alderman W. Rigg, JP from the Council, He Moved:- “That this Council placed upon the Minutes a record of the keen sense of regret, which it felt at the retirement of Alderman William Rigg, JP, from the Council of the Municipality of Newtown, owing to his removal from the District, and that a letter under the Corporate Seal of the Council be forwarded to Alderman Rigg, expressing this Council’s grateful appreciation of his long and valuable services as Mayor and Alderman, extending over a period of 24 Years, and conveying to him the wish that he may be long spared to enjoy in health and strength, the measure of the rest which he has decided to take.”

Seconded by Alderman Morgan and Carried.

His Worship, the Mayor (Alderman Frank Bamfield) referred to the valuable services rendered by ex- alderman Macready, He moved:-

“That a Letter, under the Corporate Seal of the Council be forwarded, expressing this Council’s grateful appreciation of the valuable services rendered by Alderman H. T. Macready, not only as an Alderman representing Enmore Ward, but to the Municipality of Newtown, generally, both in the Council, and upon the various Committees. During His term of office, and that the foregoing resolution be recorded in the Minutes of the Council.

Seconded by Alderman Turtle and Carried.

Alderman Turtle referred in feeling terms to the loss sustained by the Widow and Family of the Late Dr Charles R. Watson JP, and moved, that a Letter expressing this Council’s deepest sympathy be forwarded to the Widow and Family of the deceased Gentlemen. Seconded by Alderman Edwards and Carried.

Alderman Pritchard asked that a letter be sent to the Postal Department, asking that the the footpath of the Enmore Road be restored, where it has been broken up for the laying of Telephone conduits. His Worship, the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield), said that he would have a letter sent.

Alderman Elstub, drew attention to the in need for repairs to the Footpath around Carlisle Castle Hotel, and the matter was referred to the Works Committee for Report. Alderman Lawler mentioned in the necessity for top dressing of the wood blocks in King Street as early as possible.

There be in no further business, the Meeting terminated. Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council, Held at the Town Hall, Newtown, on Tuesday, 24th Day of February, 1914.

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


Minutes of the Meeting of the Council (Duly Convened), Held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 24th Day of February 1914 at 730 O’clock P.m.

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

APOLOGIES.
An apology was received from Alderman Cousins.

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

CORRESPONDENCE.

Letter from R. Hollis, Esq, MLA, intimating that he contemplates a trip to England, leaving Sydney on the 21st March, during his absence, the Hon D.R. Hall will attend to all matters affecting his constituency. Alderman Turtle moved, that the letter be received, and Mr Hollis informed that this Council endorses the arrangement made during his absence, and wishes himself and Mrs Hollis and most enjoyable holiday and safe return. Seconded by Alderman Lawler and carried.

Letter from Mrs C. R. Watson thanking the Council for their kind letter of sympathy. Received.

Letter from Miss K. Ryan, thanking the Council for their kind letter of congratulations on the occasion of her Jubilee in the educational Department services. Received.

Letter from the Waterloo Council, asking cooperation in a deputation to the Hon. the Minister for Industry to protest against any increase in the price of gas, and asking that provision be made for the establishment of the government gas meter testing Department. Alderman Turtle moved that the letter be received, and cooperation granted. Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Letter from the Post Master General’s Department, engineer in charge of lines, intimating that the footpath of the Enmore Road, could now be placed in repair by this Council, and asking that the work be proceeded with. Received.

Letter from the Municipality of Bowral, asking cooperation in an endeavour to have all Fire Brigades controlled by local authorities. Received.

Letter from the Federated Engine Drivers’ and Firemen’s Association, asking permission to exhibit a sign in connection with the picnic at the Bank Hotel, King Street, Newtown. It was resolved that the letter be received, and the writer informed that as this would be a breach of the Council’s regulations, it is regretted permission cannot be granted.

Letter from H. Youngman, asking permission to erect a calico sign 60 ft. long x 30 ft. wide, at his business premises, corner of Enmore and Edgeware roads. Alderman Morgan moved, that the letter be received, and the writer informed that as the fixing of the calico sign in question would be a breach of this Council’s regulations, it is regretted that the application must be refused. Seconded by Alderman Turtle and carried.

Letter from the Newtown District Rugby league football club, asking for the use of the town Hall on March 12 for their annual meeting. His worship, the Mayor intimated, that a reply had been sent that the Hall would be available on the date mentioned upon payment of the usual fee, 30 shillings, and the action of the Mayor was endorsed.

Letter from the Director, General of Public Works, intimating that copies of the report of the Royal Commission on Greater Sydney would be forwarded for distribution amongst the Alderman. Received.

Letter from M. Joseph, making application to erect a facia signboard at his premises. Number 277 King St., Newtown. It was resolved on the recommendation of the Works committee that the application be granted.

Letter from W. Rigg, Esq JP, acknowledging Council’s letter of appreciation, and thanking the Mayor, Alderman, and town clerk for their courtesy and cooperation during his term of office. Received.

Letter from George C. Baldwin, asking permission to occupy the footpath in Cambridge street for a building hoarding during erection of the Enmore hotel. The town clerk explained that only one half the width of the footpath was allowed to be occupied by building hoardings, the applicant had taken the full width without permission, and notice had been served upon him to set his hoarding back, so as to leave sufficient space on the footpath for pedestrians, he now sought the Council’s permission to retain the full width. Alderman Morgan moved, that the letter be received, and the applicant’s request for use of the full width of the footpath in Cambridge street by the building hoarding be granted. Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

PETITIONS.

A petition was received from Mrs Bodelia M. Hansen, H. Abrahams, and 109 others, asking the Council to call a meeting of the citizens of Newtown, with a view to making arrangements for the provision of a motor ambulance for the Newtown district ambulance Brigade.

It was resolved that the petition be received, and the petitioners informed that as there are two ambulance brigades in the Municipality of Newtown at the present time, both doing excellent work, the Council experiences difficulty in advocating the claims of one more than the other. It is therefore thought, that arrangements for securing means of transit should be made by the Brigade interested, and while wishing the petitioners’ Brigade every success in its useful work, the Council regret they cannot see their way clear to granting the request of the petitioners.

REPORTS.

The Finance Committee, submitted their usual monthly report as contained on folios 8/9 of the warrant book and 104 of the Finance Committee’s report book, which recommended:-

That accounts paid under votes of appropriation since last meeting, amounting to £1025:13:5 be confirmed, and accounts submitted this evening amounting to £351:17:5 be paid.

Total payments from General funds since last meeting, £1377:10:10

and that the transfer of £1219:2:10 from the reserves and renewals account to the general fund be confirmed.

It was further recommended that the insurance on the town Hall be increased £3,300; £3000 on the building, and £300, contents.

In a matter of application from the Newtown and Enmore citizens band for a portion of the subsidy set apart for bands, it was recommended that the allocation be as follows:-

Newtown band £40. Newtown and Enmore citizens brass band £10.

Alderman Edwards moved, that the finance committee’s report be received and adopted, the accounts confirmed and paid, and all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.

The Works Committee submitted their report as contained on folios 2/4 of the Works committee’s report, and it was resolved to consider the item Seriatum. Items 1, 2, and 3 were adopted.

Item 4 recommended that the resolution asking the Peacock Jam Company to pay the full cost of the two vehicle entrances be rescinded, and that two entrances be properly formed with trachyte cubes, at a probable cost of £22, the applicant to pay one half the total cost of the work. The balance of the footpath in front of the factory to be placed in a proper state of repair.

Alderman Lawler moved, that this recommendation 4 be adopted, and the previous resolution be and is hereby rescinded as recommended, and the Works set forth in the Works committee’s report be carried into effect. Seconded by Alderman Edwards and carried.

Item 5, repairs to footpath by Carlisle Castle hotel was adopted.

Item 6, renewal of hoarding licences. The committee recommended that the whole of the licences be renewed for the year ending 31 Dec 1914, but so as to give the applicant’s reasonable notice, each applicant be notified, at the termination of the licence in December, 1914, no further renewals will be granted.

Alderman Edwards moved, that the Works committee’s recommendation be received and adopted and carried into effect, seconded by Alderman Lawler.

Alderman Morgan moved, as an amendment, that all applications for hoarding licences be refused, seconded pro forma by Alderman Turtle and lost, the substantive motion was then submitted and declared carried.

Item 7. Plans and specifications. The committee’s recommendations in items 8, b, c,. d, and were received and adopted.

Item f.. Application to remodel the shop windows, number 238 King St, was then submitted. The committee recommended that as the existing windows seriously encroach upon the Council’s footpath, the application for any alterations to the portion directed over the footpath be refused.

Alderman Morgan moved, that the application for Council’s approval be received and granted, Alderman Turtle seconded the motion pro forma.

Alderman Edwards moved, as an amendment that the recommendation of the Works committee be received and adopted, seconded by Alderman Law and carried. The amendment was then submitted as the substantive motion, when Alderman Turtle moved a further amendment, that the consideration of paragraph f of 7 of the Works committee’s report stand over for the consideration until the next ordinary meeting of the Council, and the call of the whole be made to attend, so as to decide the question. Seconded by Alderman Pritchard. The voting was in favour of the amendment, and it was then submitted as a substantive motion and carried.

The item 8 of the Works committee’s report was then submitted and adopted.

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

The Sanitary Inspector’s report was submitted, and it was resolved that the report be received and all of applications mentioned in paragraph to be granted.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE

His worship the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

That this Council to now make and levy a general rate of 3d. in the pound for the year ending 31 Dec 1914, 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 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 Turtle and carried.

Alderman Pritchard moved:-

That it be referred to the Works committee to report upon the best means and probable cost of replacing the carriageway and paths in Camden street in a proper state of repair. Seconded by Alderman Morgan and carried.

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

His worship, the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) mentioned that he had attended the conference at the Local Government Association’s rooms, re the new wages award of the Municipal and Shire Employees. The matter had been generally discussed, and communication would reach the Council in regard thereto in the course of a few days.

R. Hollis, Esq, MLA, at the invitation of his worship the Mayor, then addressed the Council in reference to the proposal that a deputation to wait upon the Chief Secretary and ask if the Newtown Cemetery be handed over to the Council, so that it might be converted into a quiet resort for the citizens. He thought it would be unwise to disturb many of the graves which were historic, and would stand for many years to come, but portions of the Cemetery could be converted into pleasant garden plots, and open spaces, without hurting the feelings of the relatives of those who were buried there, and the whole place could thus reverentially be made a pleasant and acceptable resort for the citizens.

Alderman Morgan said, that Mr Hollis’s ideas coincided a good deal with his own, and he moved, that this Council heartily cooperate in an endeavour to secure the Newtown Cemetery as a resort for the citizens. Seconded by Alderman Pritchard and carried.

Mr Hollis, then mentioned the matter of more ample accommodation and the establishment of trade school in connection with the Newtown Superior Public School. The area which he thought could be resumed was from the Congregational Church to Norfolk Street, on which the new school could be erected at, and reasonable playground space provided, this would make the present buildings available for use as a trade school, for which they were admirably adapted.

His worship, the Mayor said that a trade school for Newtown was promised to a deputation to this Council in April of last year. Alderman Morgan moved that this Council support Mr Hollis, in his endeavours to secure better accommodation for the Newtown Superior public school, and that Mr Hollis be requested to make the necessary arrangements to the deputation.

A unanimous vote of thanks to Mr Hollis, for his attendance concluded the business, and the meeting terminated,

Confirmed at an ordinary meeting at the Council, held at the town Hall, Newtown, on Tuesday, 10th day of March, 1914.

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


Minutes of a meeting of the Council (special meeting), duly convened, held at the Council Chambers, Newtown, on Tuesday the 24th day of February, 1914, at 8.45:00 p.m.

PRESENT.
His worship, the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) and Alderman Turtle, Psycho, Elstub, Morgan, Lawler, Prichard, Smith, and Edwards.

APOLOGIES.
An apology was received from Alderman Cousins.

BUSINESS:

In pursuance of notice given, his worship the Mayor (Alderman Bamfield) moved:-

That the rate of 3d. in the pound on the unimproved capital value of all rateable lands in 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 common seal of the Council to, and sign the rate books.

Seconded by Alderman Edwards 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, 10th day of March, 1914.

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


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