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

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

APOLOGIES.
Apologies were received from Aldermen Morgan and Lewis.

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

CORRESPONDENCE.

Letter from the Marrickville Council, asking for cooperation in a protest against the proposed increase in the price of gas by the Australian Gas Light Company. Aldermen Clegg moved, that the letter be received, and cooperation as desired granted. Seconded by Alderman Szarka and carried.

Letter from T. N. Berry Pty. Limited, bringing and to notice the advantages of their motor omnibuses for the transport of residents, where other travelling conveniences are not available. Received.

Copy of balance-sheet forwarded by the Secretary of the Newtown band. Received.

Letter from the Public Health Department, re 14 samples of milk, and recommending in one case a prosecution, as sample number 213 was not up to the standard. It was resolved that the letter be received, and the vendors, Sample number 213, be prosecuted.

Letter from the Local Government Association, intimating that the date of the annual conference has been postponed until further notice. Received.

REPORTS.

His worship, the Mayor submitted a report of the meeting of the Works committee, held 7th September, as contained on Folios 13 and 14 of the Works committee’s report book. Alderman Edwards moved, that the Works committee’s report be received and adopted. Seconded by Alderman Smith.
Amendment moved by Aldermen Clegg, that recommendation number two, the reference to the western end of Albemarle Street, be deleted. Seconded by Alderman Turtle and lost.
The original motion was then submitted, and declared 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 71 of the Sanitary Inspector’s report book, and it was resolved that the report be received and the applications mentioned in paragraph 2 be granted.

His worship the Mayor mentioned that a public meeting in aid of the patriotic fund was on the 26th ult. with satisfactory results,- the backup committee to supervise the fund has been formed.

There being no further business the meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an ordinary meeting of the Council, held at the town Hall, Newtown, on Tuesday, 22nd day of September, 1914.

Signed, Frank Bamfield, Mayor.


Minutes of meeting of the Council (duly convened), held at the Council Chambers, Newtown, on Tuesday the 22nd day of September, 1914, at 7-30 o’clock p.m.

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

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

CORRESPONDENCE.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown band, asking if the Council will kindly pay the balance of the yearly subsidy, as they are in need of funds. It was resolved on the motion of Alderman Turtle, seconded by Alderman Lawler, that the balance of subsidy be paid to both the Newtown brass band and the Enmore and Newtown Citizens’ band.

Letter from G. Wieland, making application for permission to hang a cross blind over the footpath, number 2 King St., Newtown. It was resolved that the application be received, and referred to the works committee for report.

Letter from the Belgian Clothing Relief Society, asking if the Newtown Council will arrange for the receipt of donations and clothing etc, for the Belgian Clothing Relief Society. It was resolved that the letter be received, and the matter referred to the Newtown Red Cross league, with the request for their cooperation.

Letter from J. B. Moffat, making application on behalf of Mrs Vaughan, for the sum of £12: 12: 0 as compensation for damages said to have been caused in Stanley Street. The town clerk reported that he had replied that Stanley Street was not within the boundaries of the municipality of Newtown, and the communication was received.

Letter from M. Riedel, intimating that her mother, Mrs Ellen Duruz, had tripped on the asphalt footpath and broken her arm. Received .

Letter from the Deputy Postmaster General, intimating that stay poles on the main road, King St, have now been removed. Received.

Letter from J. W. Riding, asking for permission to have three collecting stands, one on the Newtown Bridge, one at the post office, and one at the Enmore terminus, every Friday afternoon and evening, to collect on behalf of the children in Belgium, also for the free use of the town Hall, for a patriotic concert in February, 1915. It was resolved on the motion of Alderman Turtle, seconded by Alderman Morgan, that the letter be received, and the writer informed that it is regretted that the free use of the Town Hall, as requested, cannot be granted, but permission is given, until further notice, for the use of three collecting stands on Friday afternoon and evening, at the places mentioned, providing they do not in any way obstruct the footway. Alderman Morgan intimated he would defray the cost of Hall for concert, provided all proceeds were for the Belgian children.

Letter from the honorary secretary, Newtown District Ambulance Transport Brigade, inviting the Mayor and Alderman to attend at the official handing over of the new motor ambulance, 26th September, 1914, at 3 p.m. at the town Hall, Newtown. Alderman Turtle moved, that the letter be received, and the invitation accepted, and as many as possible, attend.

REPORTS.

The Finance Committee submitted the usual monthly report, as contained on folios 109/10 of the Finance committee’s report book, which recommended:-

That accounts paid under votes of appropriation since the last meeting,

amounting to £591:00:7 be confirmed, and accounts submitted this evening amounting to £493:16:7 be paid. Total payments from general fund since last meeting, £1084:17:2

The monthly financial statement was also submitted, in accordance with regulation 6, and disclosed a credit balance to date of £5968:17:0

The report further recommended, that the sum of £1359:15:0 be voted from the general fund, in accordance with clause 2 of regulation 6 to carry out the following works:-

Sloane Street, tarpave carriageway and repair paths, £325:0:0 Federation Road, remetal carriageway, £ 90:0:0 Albemarle Street, tar metal carriageway from Baltic to Bedford Street £ 87:0:0 Longdown Street, renew gutter stones from Missenden Road to Elizabeth Street, and repair carriageway where necessary £ 60:0:0 Munni Street, reform and tarpave carriageway from Angel Street to Gowrie Street, £250:0:0 Belmore Street, re-metal and top dress, £230:0:0 Alice Avenue, form, ballast, metal, kerb and gutter and tarpave footpaths £190:0:0 Iredale Street, complete tar paving footpath Southside £ 18:5:0 Edgeware Road, near Alice Street, complete tar paving footpath £ 4:10:0 Liberty Street, repair, where necessary, and top dress £ 30:0:0 Albemarle Street, repair, West End, and top dress carriageway, with two coats and treat with prepared tar and metal screenings, £ 75:0:0 £1359:15:0

It was further reported that a letter had been received from Messrs Ekin and co, offering a piece of land with frontage to Gladstone Street, suitable for Council’s depot, for the sum of £1000, and the committee recommended, that no further action be taken in this matter at present.

Alderman Turtle 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. Seconded by Alderman Pritchard and carried.

The Overseer of Works, submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight, and plans submitted, and it was resolved that the report be received and adopted, and the plans approved.

The Sanitary Inspector submitted his report, as contained on folio 72 of the sanitary inspector’s report book, and further supplemented by letter, recommending that the owner of premises numbers 22 to 34 Gipps St. be served with a notice, under section 165 of the public health act, calling upon him to abate a nuisance caused by structural defects in the building, within the time specified in the public health act.

Alderman Turtle moved, that the report and letter be received, the applications mentioned in paragraph two approved, and the recommendations contained in the letter adopted, and permission to take the necessary steps under the provisions of the public health act be and is hereby given. Seconded by Alderman Szarka and carried.

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

Under this heading Alderman Morgan mentioned the obstruction caused on the Newtown Bridge on Friday evenings by vendors of patent medicines and asked that the town clerk be directed to bring the matter under the attention of the police authorities, so as to abate the trouble.

Alderman Edwards asked,– that the work of kerbing guttering in Darling Lane be carried out as early as possible.

Alderman Smith asked: — that the asphalt path of Lennox Street from Australia Street to Denison Street southside be repaired as early as possible.

The Mayor said he would give these matters attention.

There being no further business the meeting terminated.

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

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


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