Tuesday the 14th of January 1936.
Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 14th January 1936 at 7.30pm.
The Deputy Mayor (Ald. W. P. Newnham J. P.) Mrs. Ald. Fowler and Aldermen Fleming, Porter, Sheehan, Roberts, Goddard, Solomon, F. A. Newnham, Ryan and Collyer.
An apology was received and accepted from His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea).
Deputy Mayor Presided.
In the absence of the Mayor the Deputy Mayor (Ald. W. P. Newnham J. P.) presided.
Each Member of the Council having received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting Alderman Goddard moved, “That the Minutes be taken as read, and confirmed, and signed.”
Seconded by Ald. Collyer and carried.
4610 Late Mrs. M. K. Knowles.
Ald. Collyer referred in feeling terms to the tragic death by accidental drowning at Lake Illawarra during the Xmas Season of Mrs. Lillian Margaret Knowles the beloved daughter of Mr. & Mrs. T. Holme of 34 Darley St. Newtown who resided with her parents in this district for many years and moved “That letter of sympathy be forwarded to her Parents.” Seconded by Ald. Ryan.
4611 Late Mr. J. Singleton.
Ald. Collyer referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr. Jack Singleton who was associated with our Municipality for many years and took a prominent interest in the Newtown Rugby League Football Club and the Newtown Band and moved “That a letter of sympathy be forwarded to Mrs. Singleton.” Seconded by Ald. Ryan.
Both motions were carried unanimously by the Members of the Council rising in silence.
4612 Return Thanks.
Letters from Mr. J. Halcroft & Family and Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Bird & Family thanking Council for kind letters of sympathy. “Received”.
4613 Chief Sec. Re Election To Vacancy On Brd. Of Fire Com.
Letter from the Chief Secretary intimating that the Election to fill the vacancy on the Board of Fire Commissioners of N. S. W. Caused by the resignation of G. J. Baker will be held on Monday the 10th February 1936.
4614 Candidates For Election To Brd. of Fire Com.
In connection with the foregoing intimation letters were received from Alderman T. Cheetham (Auburn) – Councillor A. L. Francis (Blacktown) – Ald. G. Hanlon M.B.E. (Woollahra) – Ald. J. Henley (Drummoyne) – Ald. W. Jacob (Canterbury) – H. J. Mc Dicken Ald. R. A. Miller (Manly) – Ald. T. D. Mutch (Randwick) – Ald. R. H. Nott (Waverley) – Ald. H. L. Primrose (North Sydney) – Ald. F. G. Purcell (Mosman) – Councillor E. S. Shaw (Sutherland) Ald. F. Simmons (Ashfield) – Ald. C. Stapleton (Balmain). – Announcing their candidature for the vacant seat on the Fire Brigades Board of N.S.W. Ald. Ryan moved “that these letters be “received” in this Council cast its votes for a candidate at the next ordinary Meeting of the Council to be held on Tuesday the 28th inst.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.
4615 Central Illawarra Shire Three Report Of Sir Fred Stewart On Unemp. & National Ins.
Letter from the Central Illawarra Shire asking co-operation in a request to the Federal Government that the report of Sir Frederik Stewart on “Unemployment & National Insurance” be made available to Local Government Bodies and the Public.” Ald. Porter moved “that the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.
4616 E. A. Turtle & Co-Re Awnings 512/514 King St.
Letter from E. A. Turtle & Co. relative to the awnings at 512/514 King St. Newtown and intimating that the base of the posts were found to be in good order. The Town Clerk intimated that acting under instructions from His Worship the Mayor a reply had been forwarded intimating that quite apart from any signs of decay in the awnings over the footpath it is now imperative that these awnings be removed from on or over the foot path within the time mentioned as a line of stormwater pipes is to be laid at the base of these posts and it would not be safe to allow the pipes to be laid while these Post Awnings are on or over the footpath. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” – the action of the Mayor endorsed – and the same reply be forwarded to all other Owners who make any objection to removing their Post Awnings where these Stormwater-pipes are to be laid.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.
4617 F. M. Burke & R. D. Gorman Ms L.A. Re Govt. Allow. Of 12/- p.w. to Impoverished Tenants Also Re Relief Workers.
Letters from F. M. Burke and R. D. Gorman Ms L.A. acknowledging Council’s letters Re government allowances of 12/-per week to all impoverished tenants and also covering letter from the Minister for Labour & Industry intimating that if no suitable employment is offering for any person who are physically unfit application may be made by them for other governmental assistance including Food Relief. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the letters be “Received” and the writers thanked for their attention to these matters.”
Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.
4618 Pastor C. H. Tingey Re Kind Letter Of Appreciation.
Letter from Pastor C. H. Tingey late of the Latter Day Saints Church Pemell S. Newtown thanking Council for kind letter of appreciation. “Received”.
4619 Railway Department Re Awning On Macdonaldtown Railway Station.
Letter from the Railway Dept. Intimating that as the existing awning (which is 109ft long and 12ft wide) on the Macdonaldtown Railway Station meets all reasonable requirements for shelter the request of the Erskineville and Newtown councils cannot be proceeded to. “Received”.
4620 W. R. McDonnell Re Awnings At 489/491 King St.
Letter from W. R. Mc Donnell asking for an extension of time for the removal of the awnings from 489/491 King St. Newtown. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that no further extension of time can be granted and these structures must be removed forthwith.”
4621 M.W.S & D Brd. Re-Building Operations.
Letter from the Secretary of the M. Water S. & D. Board covering return of Building Operations in the City and Suburbs for the year ending 31st December 1935. “Received” in order to be laid upon the table.”
4622 Dr. Purdy Re Conference Of Engineers & Health Inspectors To Discuss Reduction Of Flies Etc.
Letter from Dr. Purdy inviting the attendance of the Engineer and Health Inspectors at a Conference to be held on the 24th inst. to discuss the reduction of flies and Mosquitoes and removal of refuse. Ald. Goddard moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Council’s Officers be given the time to attend the Conference.”
Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.
4623 Newtown East A.L.P. Re Use Of Hall On Saturday Evenings.
Letter from the Secretary Newtown East A.L.P. asking that in the event of Mrs. Causer not continuing with her Dances on Saturday Evenings when the Town Hall has been renovated if the Newtown East Branch of the A.L.P. can have the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates each Saturday Night for a period of 3 months. As there was no letter to hand from Mrs. Causer Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”
Seconded by Ald. Goddard.
Amendment moved by Ald. Ryan “That the letter be “Received” and its consideration deferred till the Hall is completed. Seconded by Ald. Collyer and lost. The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.
4624 Town Clerk Re Improvement In Design Of Roof Over New Portion Of Town Hall Bldgs.
The Town Clerk intimated that it is found that an improvement could be made in the design of the roof over the new portion of the Town Hall Buildings by having one roof discharging into a copper- lined box cutter instead of 3 small roofs as shown on the plan. The improved roof would not entail any extra cost to the Council. After consideration Ald. Ryan moved “That the single Roof suggested be substituted for the 3 small the roofs as shown on the plan provided no extra cost is incurred by this Council.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.
4625 Hume Pipe Co. Re Tender For Pipes.
Letter from the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd. Intimating that all that was done in connection with the tender for pipes was in the ordinary course of business and that they are still of the opinion that no useful purpose would be served by Mr. Hocart attending the Meeting of the Council and they now consider the matter dealt with. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received”. Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and carried.
4626 Mayoral Minute Re Shield For School Road Patrols In No. 5 Police Division.
His Worship the Mayor submitted a Mayoral Minute which recommended that the Newtown Council invites the co-operation of all other Councils in the No. 5 Police Division to contribute to the cost of a suitably designed Shield 24”x 18”with small subsidiary shields thereon to receive the names of the successful Schools from year to year so as to encourage the valuable services rendered by the Members of the various School Road Patrols in safeguarding the lives of the children attending these Schools whilst crossing the main thoroughfares adjacent. Ald. Fleming moved “That the Mayoral Minute be “Received” the recommendation contained therein be endorsed and the co-operation of the Sydney Marrickville Petersham Erskine for and St Peters Councils be invited to contribute to the cost of a Shield estimated at £10; the subscriptions to the cost of the Shield to be in proportion to the number of schools concerned in each Municipality.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.
4627 Estimate Of Rate Limits.
The Town Clerk submitted an Estimate of Rate Limits for the year 1936 (as annexed hereto). Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the Estimate of Rate Limits be “Received” and adopted and laid upon the table.” Seconded by Ald. Collyer and carried.
Municipality of Newtown.
ESTIMATES OF RATE LIMITS FOR THE YEAR 1936
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT. SEC. 129-130-131 and Ord.5 (23).
Part No. 1 Limit of General Rates and Additional
Gen Rates taken together.
The Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable land in the Municipality as valued by the Valuer General is the sum of £1,615,678.
The Assessed Annual Value all rateable land in the Municipality as valued by the Valuer General is the sum of £ 374,303.
2d. In the £ on the Unimproved Capital Value would yield
1/6 in the £ on the Assessed Annual Value would yield £ 28,072/14/6
The Limit beyond which the Council cannot levy General and Additional General Rates is therefore the sum of £ 41,536/14/2
Part No. 2 Limit of all Rates (General, Additional General, Special, Local and Loan Rates taken together).
2d in the £ on the Unimproved Capital Value would yield.
2/- in the £on the Assessed Annual Value would yield £ 37,430/6/-
The Limit beyond which the Council cannot levy any Rates (under the
Local Government Act) is therefore the sum of £ 50,894/5/8.
Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk
Town Hall Newtown
14th January 1936.
4628 Engineer’s Report.
The engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the
past fortnight together with an Addendum covering Plan for improvements
to the Carriageway of King St. where these stormwater drain pipes are being laid
and recommending that application be made to the Main Roads Dept. for
the necessary money to reconstruct this portion of the road as soon as details
and estimates have been completed. Ald. Fleming moved “That the Engineer’s
report with addendum be “Received” and application be made to the Main
Roads Dept. As recommended for funds to carry out the work of reconstructing this portion of King Street.”
Seconded by Ald. Collyer and carried.
4630 Asst. Health Insp. Report.
The Assistant Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 115/116 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Fleming moved “That the report be “Received” and the application mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted.”
Seconded by Ald. Goddard and carried.
Motions Pursuant To Notice.
4631 General Rate For 1936.
ALD. FLEMING MOVED FOR HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR (ALD. H.R. DUNSHEA).
“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Govt. Act this Council now makes the levies for the year 1936 a General Rate of four and one half pence (4½d) in the £ on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable land within the Municipality of Newtown as forecasted in the Estimates approved by this Council on the 17/12/35 and duly advertised and the Mayor and Town Clerk be and are hereby authorised when the rates have been written up in the Rate Books to attach the Corporate Seal thereto and duly sign each book.”
Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and carried.
4632 Appropriations from General Fund for 1936.
MRS. ALDERMAN FOWLER MOVED FOR HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR (ALD. H. R. DUNSHEA)
“That the following appropriations be made from the General Fund for the year 1936;-
(a) General Purposes – administrative expenses. £ 2585.
(b) Public Works and Main Roads Expenditure 26,750.
(c) Public Services Expenditure. 3,672.
(d) Public Health Expenditure. 5,800.
(e) Municipal Property Expenditure. 650.
(f) Repayment of Principle & interest on Loans 1,500.
(g) Provision for concreting of roads – Purchase of Assets
or other special work or purpose approved by Council 2,723.
Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.
4633 Revoting Of Works.
MRS. ALD. FOWLER MOVED FOR HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR (ALD. H. R. DUNSHEA).
“That the various works which lapsed on the 31st December 1935 and which are detailed in the Register of Votes Orders and Works as moved by the following Aldermen be now Revoted under the provisions of Clause 17 of Ord. 26 (These included the following 10 Motions for Works).
4634 Church St.
BY HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR (ALD. H. R. DUNSHEA).
“That Church St. be repaired where necessary and top dressed at an estimated cost of £ 85.
BY MRS ALD. FOWLER.
“That two reinforced concrete box culvert’s be constructed at Goodsell St. and at the entrance of the Incinerator Depot Council St. at an estimated cost of
4636 Watkin St.
BY ALD. GODDARD.
- “That the Carriageway of Watkin St. from King to Wilson St. be repaired where necessary and top dressed at an estimated cost of £125.
- “That Byron Lane be time rolled and surfaced with bituminous emulsion at an estimated cost of £ 20.
4637 King St. & Carillon Ave. Cnr.
BY ALD. ROBERTS.
“That the southern corner of King St. and Carillon Ave. be rounded-off (as arranged with the Main Roads Dept.) at an estimated total cost of
(Council to pay a moiety). £187.
4638 Reiby St.
4639 Tennis Court Hollis Park.
BY ALD. F. A. NEWHAM.
- “That intercepting gullies be constructed in Reiby St. and connected with 15in drainpipes to the Sloane Street Stormwater Drain at an estimated cost £130.
- “That a Tennis Court be constructed in Hollis Park with lighting Shelter Shared and Lavatory accommodation at an estimated cost of £375.
4640 Shed At Gladstone St. No.1 Depot.
BY ALD. SHEEHAN.
- “That an open Shed be erected at the Gladstone St. No. 1 Depot for cement-concrete and Tar-mixing work at an estimated cost of £195.
- “That the gutters on the eastern side of Simmons St. (Southern end) be repaired with concrete where necessary at an estimated cost of £ 65.
- “That the stones be level where necessary and grouted with cement at the open crossing Sarah & Simmons St. at an estimated cost of £ 5.
Seconded by Ald. Collyer and carried.
Questions Without Notice.
4643 Ald. Ryan Re-Grass In Lord St.
Under this heading Ald. Ryan asked that the grass in Lord St. be cleaned up.
4644 Ald. Fleming Re Acid Fumes From Galvanising Works.
Ald. Fleming drew attention to the nuisance caused by acid fumes from the Galvanising Works in Australia St. near Bishopsgate St. and moved “That the owner be notified to forthwith erect a Chimney extending 20ft. above the roof to carry off the fumes.”
Seconded by Ald. Porter.
Ald. Sheehan moved as an amendment “That this matter be referred to the Works Committee in conjunction with the Council’s Health Inspector and a Government Officer for consideration with a view to abating the nuisance complained of.” Seconded by Ald. Ryan.
The voting being in favour of the amendment it was then submitted as the substantive motion and declared carried.
4645 Ald. Fleming Re Condition Of Wellington St.
Ald. Fleming drew attention to the condition of Wellington St. Where a large Water Main was recently laid on it was Resolved that the carriageway between Bedford & Albemarle Sts. be placed in proper order and the portion South of Albemarle St. be referred to the Works Committee with a view to its reconstruction.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.
4646 Ald. Collyer Re Play In Lord Street.
Ald. Collyer drew attention to the nuisance caused by Clay being deposited in Lord St. from the Lorries which are carting this spoil from the Sydneham Water and Sewerage Works. Ald. Ryan intimated that most of the clay fell from the Wheels of the Motor Lorries and Ald. Collyer moved that the matter be referred to the Inspectors for attention with a view to taking action to have the nuisance abated.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.
4647 Ald. Collyer Re-Smoke From Incinerator From Bldgs.
Ald. Collyer drew attention to the nuisance caused by smoke coming from the Incinerator buildings and it was intimated that the Inspector had a scheme on hand which would be submitted at an early date to remedy the defect.
4648 Ald. Solomon Re-Rounding-Off Wilson St. & Erskineville Rd.
Ald. Solomon asked if anything had been done regarding rounding-off of the corner of Wilson St. and Erskineville Rd.? It was intimated that the matter was present with the Main Roads Dept. together with plan and estimate – and instructions to proceed where expected at an early date.
4649 Ald. Fleming Re Gully-Grates Falling Down Pits.
Ald. Fleming drew attention to the danger caused by Gully-grates falling down the pits and suggested a simple method of remedying this defect.
4650 Ald. Solomon Re-Letter From Hume Pipe Co. Ltd.
At this juncture Ald. Solomon asked that the letter received from the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd. be read for his information. The Deputy Mayor obliged and Alderman Solomon proceeded to discuss the matter when the Deputy Mayor ruled him “Out of Order” as the matter had already been discussed by the Council and Resolution regarding same “Carried”.
And there being no further business the Meeting terminated.
Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 28th January 1936.
Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk H. Dunshea, Mayor.
28th day of January 1936
Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 28th day of January 1936 at 7.30pm.
His Worship the Mayor (Ald. H.R. Dunshea) the Deputy Mayor Ald. W. P. Newnham J. P.) Mrs. Alderman Fowler and Aldermen F. A. Newnham, Ryan, Collyer, Fleming, Porter, Roberts, and Solomon.
Apologies were received and accepted from Aldermen R. S. Goddard and T. Sheehan.
Each Member of the Council having received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting Alderman F. A. Newnham moved, “That the Minutes be taken as read, and confirmed, and signed.”
Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.
4651 One Minutes Silence – Death Of The King.
As this was the Day of Morning appointed in connection with the burial of His Majesty King George the 5th His Worship the Mayor asked all to stand for one minutes silence as a token of sympathy and esteemed with the Royal Family.
4652 Ald. Solomon Re-Letter Of Appreciation to Matron Angermunde.
The one minute silence having been observed Alderman Solomon mention that Matron Olive Angermunde and old and esteemed Resident of the Municipality was leaving on the 6th prox. To take out residence with the Members of her family in Fiji and moved “That a letter under the Corporate Seal of the Council be forwarded to Matron Angermunde expressing this Council’s high appreciation of the valuable professional work carried out in connection with her Chelmsford Maternity Hospital and also her charitable work amongst the poorer Mothers in this district and her support of Democratic labour ideals and Charitable and public Movements within this Municipality.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried unanimously.
4653 Councillor A. L. Francis Re Fire Brigade Brd. Election.
Councillor A. L. Francis Resident of the Blacktown Shire was then invited to address the Council in support of his candidature for election as a Member of the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W.
At the conclusion of his address Councillor A. L. Francis replied to questions asked and Alderman F. A. Newnham moved a vote of thanks to the Speaker for his valuable address.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.
Councillor Francis then replied and informed the Council that he had also to address the Ashfield Council that Evening and therefore retired.
4654 Return Thanks.
Letter from Mrs. J. A. Singleton & Family thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.
4655 Fed. Municipal & Shire Councils Emp. Union Re Picnic at Clifton Gardens.
Letter from the General Secretary of the Federated Municipal & Shire Councils Employees Union of Aus. Intimating that the Annual Picnic of the Union will be held at Clifton Gardens on the 12th March next. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and arrangements be made for all this Council’s Employees to attend the Picnic”. Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.
4666 Paddington Council Re Increasing Rents.
Letter from the Paddington Council asking co-operation in urging upon the Premier to take the necessary action to prevent unscrupulous Landlords from increasing their rents. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”
Alderman Fleming in seconding the motion asked that the following words be added “and that all increases recently made be removed”. The motion was declared “Carried”.
4667 Director Of Govt. Relief Re Removal Of Food Relief Dept.
Letter from the Director of Government Relief notifying Council that the Department would remove its Offices to St George’s Hall as from Friday the 24th inst. “Received”
4668 Local Govt. Assn. Of N.S.W. Re Petrol Tax.
Letter from the Secretary of the Local Government Assn. Of N.S.W. asking that a Circular giving details of the disposal of the Petrol Tax be distributed amongst Motor Service Stations in Newtown and intimating that the Association was endeavouring to have the whole of the Petrol Tax expended by the Federal Government on the Road Construction and repairs. The Town Clerk intimated that the Notices Re Petrol Tax had been forwarded to each Motor Service Station in Newtown. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the communication be “Received” and the writer informed that this Council heartily endorses the action of the Local Government Assn. In endeavouring to secure the expenditure of the whole of this Tax collected and N.S.W. on the construction and maintenance of roads within this State.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.
4669 Local Govt. Assn. Of N.S.W. Re Local Govt. Act Dealing With Loans
Further letter from the Secretary of the Local Government Assn. Of NSW giving a synopsis of the Local Government (Amendment) Act dealing with Loans Aerodromes and borrowing for Sewerage & Drainage Works etc. Ald. Collyer moved “That the letter be “Received” and laid upon the table”.
Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.
4670 United Returned Soldiers Re “Tin Hat” Appeal.
Letter from the Secretary of the United Returned Soldiers Fund asking permission to hold the Annual “Tin Hat Appeal” within this area on the 30th March next. Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”. Seconded by Ald. Collyer and carried.
4671 E.A. Turtle & Co Re is 512/4 King St.
Letter from E. A. Turtle & Co. Intimating that their client T. Elliott had no money available to proceed with the work of erecting a Suspended Awning in lieu of the present Post Awning in front of premises 512/514 King St. Newtown.
4672 H. Matta Re 516/518 King St.
A similar letter was received from Mr. H. Matta regarding premises 516/518 King St. Newtown. It was resolved “That the letters be “Received” and the writers informed that Council’s previous decision in this matter must be adhered to and the Applicants are therefore requested to remove these structures from on or over the footpath forthwith.”
4673 M.W.S. & B. Re Completion Of Amplification Scheme.
Letter from the Secretary of the M. Water S. & D. Board intimating the Board’s Stormwater Amplification Scheme would be completed as soon as the Railway Dept. made the necessary arrangements for the passage of the Stormwater pipe in Macdonald St. under the Illawarra Railway Viaduct. “Received”.
4674 St Peters Council And Marrickville Councils Re School Patrols.
Letter from the St Peters Council intimating that it is willing to subscribe the sum of Two Pounds for the St Peters and Tempe Schools as a contribution towards the cost of the Competitive Shield in connection with School Road Patrols in the No. 5 Police Division. A similar letter was received from the Marrickville Council intimating that it is willing to subscribe the sum of One Pound for the Chapel St. Public School in connection with the same proposal.
Ald. Solomon moved “That both letters be “Received” and the writers thanked.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.
4675 Petersham Council Re Shield For School Road Patrols.
Letter from the Petersham Council declining to contribute towards the cost of the Shield (mentioned in the above paragraph) as it had already made a donation for a similar purpose in the Petersham – Dulwich Hill Division. “Received”.
4676 Chief Sec Dept. Covering Ballot Papers For Fire Brd Election.
Letter from the Chief Sec’s Department covering three Ballot Papers in connection with the vote to be cast by the Newtown Council for a Member of the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. G. J. Baker. “Received”.
4677 Candidates For Fire Brig Board.
Letters from Aldermen T. D. Mutch K. D. Manion W. J. Jacobs – and H. J. Mc. Dickin in support of their candidature for election as a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. “Received”.
4678 Town Clerk & Asst. Health Insp. Re Holiday Leave.
Applications from the Town Clerk (W. G. Salmon) and the Assistant Health Inspector (T. W. Chambers) for Annual Holiday Leave for the year ending 31/12/35. “Received” and granted.
4679 Newtown Ent. Silver Band Re Subsidy For 1936.
Letter from the Secretary Newtown Enterprise Silver Band asking for renewal of subsidy for the year 1936. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee for report.” Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham and carried.
4680 F. J. Nicholls & R. Lawrie Re Fruit Stall At 577 King St.
Letter from F. J. Nicholls asking permission to transfer his Fruit Stall at 577 King St. Newtown to Mr. R. Lawrie of 11 Derby St. Camperdown also letter from Mr. R. Lawrie asking permission to carry on business at the Fruit Stall at 577 King St. Newtown which he desired to take over from Mr. Nicholls.
Ald. Roberts moved “That the letters be “Received in the transfer as requested be approved subject to a favourable report from the Council’s Building & Health Inspectors.” Seconded by Ald. Collyer.
Ald. W. P. Newnham moved as an amendment “That the letters be “Received” and referred to the Works Committee in conjunction with the Building & Health Inspectors for inspection and report.” Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham.”
The voting being in favour of the Amendment it was submitted as the substantive motive and declared carried.
4681 Syd. Branch G. U. O. Oddfellows Re Permanent Sign At Mr. C. Warwick’s Shop King St.
Letter from the Social Secretary of the Sydenham Branch of the G. U. O. Oddfellows asking permission to exhibit a permanent sign on Mr. C. Warwick’s Shop King St. near St Peters Bridge in connection with a Dance to be held at Sydenham. Ald. Fleming moved “That the application be “Received” and granted for a period of three weeks only subject to the Council’s usual conditions governing signs.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.
4682 Boomerang Social Club Re Use Of Town Hall.
Application from Mrs. H. K. Butler Secretary of the Boomerang Social Club asking for the use of the Town Hall on Wednesday Evenings (Saturday Evenings for preference) at full rates for the purpose of holding a Weekly Dance. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the application be “received” and the writer informed that the consideration of the whole question of the lettings of the Town Hall will be deferred until the present extensive alterations and renovations are completed.” Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and carried.
4683 Seamen’s Strike Relief Com. Re Permission To Collect.
Application from the Secretary of the Seamen’s Strike Relief Committee Newtown Branch asking permission to collect within this area. Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “received” and granted (subject to Police approval).” Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.
4684 Neon Signs (A’sia) Ltd Re Electric Sky Sign On Newtown Stadium.
Application from Neon Signs (A’sia) Ltd for permission to erect and Electric Sky Sign on the roof of the Newtown Stadium in accordance with the Plans submitted. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted subject to a full compliance with the provisions of Local Government Ordinance No. 55 governing advertisements.” Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham and carried.
Order Of The Day.
4685 Recording Of Votes For Member Of Brd. Of Fire Com.
To record three votes to which the Newtown Council is entitled for a candidate as a Member of the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. in lieu of G. J. Baker (Resigned).
Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the 3 votes for a Candidate as a Member of the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. to which this Council is entitled be recorded under the Corporate Seal of the Council in favour of Alderman Cecil Stapleton.” Seconded by Ald. Collyer and carried.
4686 Auditor’s Report.
The Auditors (Messrs. Stewart & Cadogan) Chartered Accountants submitted their Annual Report together with Balance Sheet for the year ending 31st December 1935 and certified to the correctness of Council’s Accounts. Ald. Solomon moved “That the Auditors’ Report be “Received” and adopted and the Town Clerk & Staff be complemented upon the prompt and satisfactory nature of the Auditors Report.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.
4687 Finance Com. Report.
His Worship the Mayor as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 28th inst. as contained on folios 279/281 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of Accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting to £7345-3-7 and
payment of Accounts passed that Evening 773-7-10
Total payments from the General Fund since last Meeting £8118-11-5
the Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was also submitted and closed a credit balance of £3904/14/7.
It was further recommended (a) That a Trophy Value £1/1/-be donated to the Marrickville Horticultural Society.
(b) That in connection with the application of the Rev. Father Byrne land in Lenox & Wellington Sts. Which is to be set aside as a Playground for the St. Joseph’s Boys School be exempted from rating under the provisions of Section 132 (J) of the Local Govt. Act provided the land belongs to and issues solely as a Playground in connection with the Certified School Registered under the Bursary Endowment Act 1912.
(c) That the consideration of the applications received from F. Dennis and the Newtown East Branch of the A.L.P. for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates together with the whole matter of the lettings of the Town Hall be deferred till the extensive alterations and renovations now in progress have been completed.”
(d) That an amount of £59/5/4 be “Written Back” to adjust the Stores & Materials A/c in conformity with the details set forth on folio 281 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book.
Ald. Roberts moved “That the Finance Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted the Accounts confirmed and paid – the Monthly Financial Statement laid upon the table and all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham and carried.
4688 Engineer’s Report.
The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was “Received”.
4689 Asst. Health Insp. Report.
The Assistant Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folio 117 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Fleming moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and the applications mentioned in paragraph 2 be granted.” Seconded by Ald. W. P. Newnham and carried.
Questions Without Notice.
4690 Ald. Fleming Re Repairs At Inter. Of Australia St.
Under this heading Alderman Fleming drew attention to the need for repairs to the hole at the intersection of Australia St. and Federation Road.
4691 Ald. Roberts Re Raid On Wireless Licence Holders.
Ald. Roberts moved “That letters be forwarded to J. S. Garden and J. Beasley Ms. H. R. Complaining of the action of the Postal Department in raiding holders of Wireless Licenses within this area on Tuesday the 28th inst. – The days set aside as a Day of Morning in connection with the death of the late and King George the 5th.” Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.
4692 Ald. Roberts Re Information In “Sun” Concerning Ald. Goddard.
Alderman Roberts drew attention to the incorrect information which had appeared in the “Sun” regarding Alderman R. S. Goddard which described him as the Mayor of Newtown and a “Returned Soldiers”. It was stated that this mistake had been corrected in a subsequent issue.
4693 Ald. Solomon Re-Condition Of Sarah Square.
Ald. Solomon drew attention to the condition of Sarah Square and Carillon Av. and asked that the Works Committee visits same at its next Meeting with a view to placing it in proper order.
4694 Ald. F. A. Newnham Re Hollis Park.
Ald. F. A. Newnham asked that Hollis Park be also visited at the same time with a view to improving its condition.
His Worship the Mayor intimated that these requests would be complied with.
4695 Ald. Ryan Re Newtown Superior Public School.
Ald. Ryan asked if anything had been done in connection with the repairs required at the Newtown Public School? The Mayor replied in the negative and said he would have a further letter forwarded to F. M. Burke M.L.A. in connection with this matter.
4696 Ald. Porter Re Failure Of Mercury Discharge Lamps.
Ald. Porter drew attention to the failure of the Mercury Discharge Lamps on the Newtown Bridge for brief periods on Thursday and Friday Evenings the 23rd and 24th inst. and the serious danger cause thereby. The Mayor said he would have a letter forwarded in acquiring the cause of these failures.
4697 Ald. F. Newnham Re Formation Of County Council.
Ald. F. A. Newnham complained that sufficient notice had not been taken of his request that a County Council should be formed consisting of the Ashfield, Balmain, Leichhardt, Petersham and Newtown Councils to take over the supply of electricity from the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn Ltd. At the termination of the existing Contract and asked when a report regarding this matter would be received from this Council’s Representative on the Joint Committee. Ald. Stapleton who represents Balmain on the Joint Committee explained that the Joint Committee met every month. The matter mentioned by Ald. Newnham had already been debated at the Meetings when a spirited appeal was made by Ald. Goddard/the next meeting would be held on Monday 3rd prox. in support of the Newtown Council’s request.
4698 Ald. Collyer Re Appointment Of Member Of Electricity Joint Committee.
Ald. Collyer moved “That a letter be forwarded to the Under Secretary Local Government Dept. asking that in view of the illness of Alderman Goddard (This Council’s Representative on the Electricity Joint Committee) whether permission would be granted for the appointment of a Member of the Council to take his place during his illness.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.
4699 Appointment Of Mrs. Ald. Fowler As Member Of Electricity Joint Committee.
It was then Resolved on the motion of Alderman F.A. Newnham seconded by Ald. Ryan “That in the event of a favourable reply been received from the Local Government Dept. Mrs. Alderman Lilian Fowler J. P. Represent this Council at the Meetings of the Joint Electricity Committee during Alderman Goddard’s absence through ill-health.
4700 Presentation To Matron O. Angermunde.
His Worship the Mayor then presented Matron Olive Angermunde with a framed letter under the Corporate Seal of the Council expressing appreciation of the valuable Professional work whilst Matron of the Chelmsford Maternity Hospital Wilson St. Newtown especially in connection with her charitable work amongst the poorer Mothers in our Municipality and also the high esteem in which she has been held during the 27 years she has been in this Municipality for her support of Democratic labour ideals and the many Public and Charitable Movements which have been inaugurated in this Municipality and wishing her health happiness and prosperity and a well-earned rest with the Members of her family in Fiji.”
Matron Angermunde expressed her heartfelt thanks for the letter of appreciation which will be treasured – not only by her but also the Members of her family and said no other form of presentation could have given her greater pleasure.
And there being no further business the Meeting terminated.
Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 11th day of February 1936 at 7.30pm.
Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk H. Dunshea, Mayor.