Minutes of the meeting of the Council (duly convened), held at the Council Chambers, Newtown, on Tuesday the 11th day of August 1914, at 7-30 p.m.

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

APOLOGIES.
Apologies were received from Alderman Morgan, Clegg and Bloom.

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

WAR.
His worship the Mayor drew attention to the rapid war developments since the last meeting of the Council, and in glowing terms expressed sincere admiration of the unanimity of the members of the government, both at home, and in Australia, in regard thereto, he moved: “that this Council places on record its wholehearted loyalty to the British throne, and fealty to its representatives here, and expresses admiration for the unanimously loyal stand taken by the Hon the Premier, the leader of the opposition, Mr Wade, the members of the Ministry, and all public men in the present war crisis.”

The motion was seconded by Alderman Turtle, supported by all the members of the Council, and carried unanimously, with acclamation, and the singing of Rule Britannia.

CORRESPONDENCE.

Letter from the Secretary, Health Society of New South Wales, asking that special care be taken in the collection of house garbage in the municipality. Alderman Turtle moved, that the letter be received, and the writer informed that the precautions suggested in his letter had been the custom in this Council for some years past. Seconded by Alderman Lewis and carried.

Letter from Mrs C. Martin, nee Eaton, intimating that she could not see her way clear to accept the sum of £4 kindly subscribed by the Mayor and Aldermen, as she was not in needy circumstances. It was resolved that the letter the received and the amount subscribed returned to the subscribers.

Letter from Messrs Chown, Purcell and Young, asking that the boys be prevented from selling newspapers outside their places of business on the Enmore Road. It was resolved that letter be received, and the writer informed, but this is a matter over which the Council had no jurisdiction.

Letter from Messrs J. Williamson and son, asking for compensation for their client, Mr Elliott, whose horse was injured through stumbling into a hole, which had been left unprotected, in Fitzroy Lane, by the water and sewerage board’s employees. It was resolved that the letter be received, and the writer informed that this Council cannot accept any liability in the matter.

REPORTS.

His worship, the Mayor submitted a report of the works committee, as contained on Folios 12 and 13 of the works committee’s report book, embracing recommendations 1 to 7, and it was resolved on the motion of Alderman Turtle, seconded by Alderman Pritchard, that the works committee’s report be received and adopted, and its recommendations be carried into effect.

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

The Sanitary Inspector submitted his report as contained on Folio 68/9 of the sanitary inspector’s report book, and it was resolved that the report be received, and the applications mentioned in paragraph 2. Granted, and approval be given, as asked for in paragraph 4.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE.

Alderman Szarka moved for Alderman Morgan:-

That the carriageway at Liberty street be repaired, where necessary, and top dressed at a probable cost of £60, the Petersham Council to pay a moiety of the cost. Seconded by Alderman Pritchard, and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:-

That the gutter stones in Australia Street be renewed, where necessary, and the tar metal carriageway repaired and top coated, as recommended by the works committee, at a probable cost of £140. Seconded by Alderman Smith, and carried.

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

Under this heading the following matters were mentioned:-

By Alderman Szarka:-
asking that the carriageway at Camden street be top dressed with tar the as early as possible.

By Alderman Edwards:-
asking that hole on Simmons St footpath be repaired.

By Alderman Lawler:-
asking that repairs to Munni and Darley Street be carried out.

Alderman Lewis moved:-
that it be left in the Mayor’s hands to call public meeting, to inaugurate a fund for patriotic purposes. Seconded by Alderman Turtle 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 August, 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 25th day of August, 1914, at 7-30 p.m..

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

APOLOGIES.
An apology was received from Alderman Morgan, Edwards and Elstub.

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

CORRESPONDENCE.

Letter from the Secretary, Marrickville Cottage hospital, asking permission to collect within the Newtown municipality for the Marrickville hospital funds, on Saturday 5thSeptember. It was resolved that the application be received and granted.

Letter from W. Mackay, asking permission to erect temporarily one calico sign 12 x 3 on the premises of Mr Cash, Butcher, King Street, Newtown. It was resolved that the application be received, and left in the Mayor’s hands.

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

Letter from H. Crandon, making application for permission to erect an open shed for a blacksmiths forge next to Prince of Wales hotel, King Street, Newtown. It was resolved that the application be received, and referred to the works committee for report.

Letter from the Public Instruction Department,per favour of D. R. Hall, MLA, intimating that the site has been purchased to provide for the enlargement of the Enmore Public School and a portion of the present school would then be used as a trade school. It was resolved that the letter be received, and the writer thanked for his kind interest in this matter.

Letter from E. Henry, Secretary, Newtown Methodist Church, inviting attendance of the Mayor and Aldermen and patriotic service in the Newtown Methodist Church, on Sunday 13 September. It was resolved that the letter be received, the invitation excepted with thanks, and as many as possible attend.

Letter from the Reverend S. D. Carrington, inviting the attendance of the Mayor and Aldermen to his meeting on the 27th instant. Received with thanks.

Letter from H.B. Weir and R. J. Craig, asking permission to take up a collection with a billy goat in the streets of Newtown, on behalf of the patriotic fund, on Saturday the 29th inst. It was resolved that the letter be received, and the writer informed, that this Council will be pleased if the committee will attend the public meeting at the town Hall, Newtown, on Wednesday evening next at 8 p.m., and cooperate in establishing one Newtown patriotic committee, to cooperate in collecting funds, to be forwarded in due course to the Lord Mayor’s fund as it is thought at the present juncture, a dual committee and fund in one municipality would prove confusing, and if the committee can see their way clear to cooperate as suggested, there being no objection to the proposed collection being taken up under ordinance 61.

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,

amounting to £532.13.4 be confirmed, and accounts submitted this evening amounting to £685.05.2 be paid. Total payments from general fund since last meeting, £1217.18.6.

The monthly financial statement was also submitted, showing a credit balance to date of £6426:6:7

It was further recommended, that it be left in the Mayor’s hands to secure four pier glasses for the town Hall, say 8ft by 2 ft. and a draw curtain for the stage, the whole at a probable cost of £20.

Alderman Pritchard moved, that the Finance committee’s report be received and adopted, the accounts confirmed and paid, and its recommendations be carried into effect. Seconded by Alderman Turtle 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 70 in the sanitary inspector’s report book, and it was resolved that the report be received, the application mentioned in paragraph 3 granted, and authorities asked for in paragraph 5 be and is hereby given.

MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE.

Alderman Lawler moved :-

That it be referred to the works committee to report on the advisability of renewing the gutter stones in Darley Street, Northside, from King Street, near John Street, at an estimated cost of £80. Seconded by Alderman Bloom and carried.

Alderman Turtle moved:-

(1), that it be referred to the works committee to report upon the advisability and probable cost of top dressing the carriageway of Albemarle Street, with two coats of prepared tar and metal screenings. Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

(2), that the footpath in Lennox Street, South side from Australia Street to Denison Street be broken up and renewed when necessary and the balance repaired at an estimated cost of £7. Seconded by Alderman Smith and carried.

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

Under this heading Alderman Turtle asked, that the tar painting of the carriageway in various Streets be proceeded with as early as possible.

His worship the Mayor intimated, that as requested by the Council, he had arranged a public meeting in aid of the patriotic fund, to be held at the town Hall, Newtown, on Wednesday 26 inst, at 8 p.m.

There being no further business the meeting terminated, confirmed that an ordinary meeting of the Council, held at the town Hall, Newtown, on Tuesday, 8th day of September, 1914.

Signed, Frank Bamfield, Mayor.
W. G. Salmon, town clerk.


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