Tuesday 1st of December 1936.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 1st December 1936 at 7.30pm.

 

Present.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) the Deputy Mayor (Ald. W. P. Newnham J. P.) Mrs. Ald. Fowler and Alderman F. A. Newnham, Sheehan, Roberts, Goddard, Solomon, Fleming, Porter, Ryan and Collyer.

 

Minutes

Each Member of the Council having received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting Alderman Roberts moved, “That the Minutes be taken as read, and confirmed, and signed as a true record of the meeting held on 17th November 1936”. Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham and carried.

5488 Death Of Town Clerk W. G. Salmon.

At this stage His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) presented a minute placing on record the loss which the Council and the Community had suffered by the death of our esteemed and venerable Town Clerk W. G. Salmon and moved that a letter of sympathy be forwarded to Mrs. Salmon and family”. The Motion was seconded by Ald. Ryan who mentioned his early associations with Mr. Salmon when they had been employed by the same Firm and suggested that a Public Meeting be called in the New Year to adopt some proposal for the institution of a permanent Memorial. This was supported at length by each of the Aldermen who all paid tribute to the great man that Mr. Solomon had been; the care and attention he had taken in putting through the ropes the new Aldermen as they came into the Council; the tact at all times displayed his philanthropy and genial and friendly advice and guidance made it a pleasure to know him and his death will be a distinct loss and regretted by thousands.

At the conclusion of the Aldermen’s tributes the Acting Town Clerk read the letters of sympathy from numerous associates and friends and the Council and Public then stood in silence for one minute after which the meeting was then adjourned for five minutes as a mark of respect.

5489 Late Mr. H. Little.

Upon resuming in Council it was resolved “That a letter expressing this Council’s sympathy be forwarded to the relatives of the late Mr. Harry Little.” Carried unanimously by the Members of the Council rising in silence.

 

Correspondence.

5490 Minister For Transport Re “Zones” System Of Fares On Railway Lines.

Letter from the Minister for Transport (forwarded per favour of F. M. Burke & R. D. Gorman Ms.L.A.) intimating that he cannot agree to the proposed “Zone” symptom of charging fares on suburban Railway lines. Capital was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the Members thanked for their attention in the matter”.

5491 Minister For Transport Re Post Supported Awnings.

Letter from the Minister for Transport (forwarded per favour of F. M. Burke & R. D. Gorman Ms.L.A.) intimating that the Commissioner for Railways is investigating the Council’s request to remove the Post supported awnings in King St. and Enmore Rd. “Received”.

5492 P. M. G. Dept. Re Reduction In Telephone Rentals.

Letter from the Postmaster- General’s Department (forwarded per favour of J. A. Beasley and J. S. Garden Ms. H. R.) Intimating that consideration is being given to Council’s request for a reduction in Telephone rentals. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the Members thanked for their attention in the matter”.

5493 Auburn Council Re Railway Tickets For Minors.

Letter from the Municipality of Auburn asking Council’s co-operation in urging the Railway Commissioner to make available to persons between the age of 18 and 21 years Workmen’s Weekly and Weekly Periodical Tickets at two thirds of the adult fair for such travel”. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted”.

5494 Mascot Council Re Increasing Cost Of Building Materials.

Letter from the Municipality of Mascot asking Council’s co-operation in an effort to prevail upon the Government to take such steps as are necessary to combat the increasing cost of building materials. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Fleming “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted”. Carried.

5495 Public Health Dept. Re Milk Samples.

Letter from the Department of Public Health covering the analysis of 10 samples of milk all of which were found to be correct. “Received”.

5496 R. M. Reid Re Permission To Play Musical Instrument.

Letter from R. M. Reid applying for permission to play a musical instrument in this Street. Moved by Ald. Solomon Seconded by Ald. Fleming “That the application be “Received” and permission granted. Carried.

5497 Housing Council Of N.S.W. Re Meeting.

Letter from the Housing Council of N.S.W. intimating that a meeting will be held in the Festival of the Sydney Town Hall on Monday 7th December 1936 at 8pm. It was resolved “That the incoming Mayor and Deputy Mayor be appointed to represent this Council at the meeting”.

5498 Postage Reduction League Re Penny Postage.

Letter from the Postage Reduction League asking Council’s co-operation in an effort to have the penny postage restored in Australia. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted”.

5499 Prince Henry Hospital Re Donation.

Letter from the Organiser of Prince Henry Hospital appealing for a donation. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer be informed that the Council cannot see his way clear to make a donation as requested”.

5500 Main Roads Dept. Re Levy For Year 1937.

Letter from the Department of Main Roads N.S.W. forwarding requisition under Section 11 of the Main Roads Act for the year 1937 making a Levy of seven sixteenths of one penny in the £ on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable land in the Municipality. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the contents noted”.

5501 Main Rds. Dept. Re Illuminated Signs On Main Roads.

Letter from the Department of Main Roads N.S.W. notifying that where contracts have been signed for periods up to 5 years for illuminated signs on Main roads it will not press for the removal of such signs until the expiration of the contract. “Received”.

5502 W. McAvail Re Foundry Lord St.

Letter from W. McAvail applying for permission to start a Foundry at the rear of No. 3 Lord St. It was resolved “That the application be “Received” and referred to the Works Committee for report”.

5503 Feeder Bus Operations Assn. Re Control Of Private Bus Services.

Letter from the Feeder Bus Operators Assn. asking Council’s co-operation in a protest against the action of the Commissioner for Transport in taking over the control of private bus services. “Received”.

 

Welcome To Visitors.

At this stage His Worship the Mayor extended a welcome to the Mayor of Erskineville (Ald. McCarthy) Ald. Simpson of St Peters Council and other visitors who were present at the Council Meeting.

 

Reports.

5504 Mayor’s Annual Minute.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) submitted his annual Minute covering the activities of the Council for the year.   Ald. Solomon moved “That the report be “Received” and adopted and the Mayor congratulated upon the extensive and useful works which had been carried out during his regime”. Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried unanimously.

5505 Adjournment Of Meeting To Open Special Meeting.

At this juncture as the hour had reached 8.30 p.m. It was resolved that the ordinary meeting be adjourned for the purpose of holding the Special Meeting for the election of Mayor.

His Worship the Mayor formally declared the Special Meeting open and it was resolved that the Special Meeting stand adjourned until the conclusion of the ordinary meeting.

The Council then resumed the business of the adjourned Ordinary Meeting.

5506 Report Re-Offer of E. L. & P. S. Corpn. Concerning New Domestic Two Part Tariff.

His Worship the Mayor submitted a report of a meeting of the Special Committee appointed to deal with the letter from the Electricity Joint Supply Committee in connection with the offer of the Electric Light & P. S. Corpn. to institute a new domestic two part tariff which recommended that the Joint Committee be informed that this Council does not favour the adoption of the two-way tariff and that the present system is more preferable to the municipality of Newtown. It was resolved “That the Committee’s report be “Received” and our delegate on the Joint Committee (Ald. R. S. Goddard J.P) be instructed to strongly oppose the proposed new system of charging and if the majority of the Joint Committee adopted the new system that he endeavour to have Newtown the last to be included in the scheme”.

5507 Works Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) as Chairman of the Works Committee submitted a report of a meeting held on the 30th November 1936 as contained on folios 378/9 of the Works Committee’s Report Book. Moved by Ald. Ryan Seconded by Ald. W. P. New Newnham “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and its recommendations be considered seriatim”. Carried.

Upon recommendation No. 4 being submitted Alderman Ryan moved as an amendment “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and its recommendations be considered seriatim. Carried.

Upon recommendation No. 4 being submitted Alderman Ryan moved as an amendment “That the plans be referred back to Mr. Cohen for review with a view to providing two larger shops in lieu of four suggested facing Missenden Rd. and the matter be then submitted to the Works Committee for further consideration”. Seconded by Ald. Fleming.

The voting being in favour of the amendment it was then submitted as the substantive motion and declared carried.

Upon recommendation No. 15 being submitted an amendment was moved by Ald. Collyer Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler “That the whole of Lord Street be reconditioned”.

On being submitted the Amendment was lost and the recommendation was declared carried.

 

Ald. Roberts moved as a covering motion “That the Works Committee’s report (with the alteration to recommendation No. 4) be adopted and the recommendations contained therein be carried into effect”.   Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

5508 Ganger’s Report.

The Ganger submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was “Received”.

5509 Chief Health Insp. Report.

The Chief Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 149/150 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. It was resolved that the report be “Received” and adopted the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and the recommendation contained therein be carried into effect”.

 

Questions Without Notice.

5510 Ald. Solomon Re-Clothing Etc. For Poor Of Newtown.

Alderman Solomon asked that the incoming Mayor make representations in an endeavour to obtain a fair share for Newtown of the clothing and boots which the Government proposed distributing this Xmas.

5511 Ald. Sheehan Re Owner Of Land Wilson St. & Erskineville Road.

Ald. Sheehan asked if the Council was the owner of the vacant allotment of land at the corner of Wilson St. & Erskineville Rd. His Worship the Mayor intimated that the Main Roads Dept. owned the land referred to.

 

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 15th December 1936.

 

Signed R. P. Hitchen, Acting Town Clerk           F. A. Newnham, Mayor.

 

 

Tuesday the 1st December 1936.

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 1st of December 1936 after the conclusion of the Ordinary Meeting.

 

Present.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) the Deputy Mayor (Ald. W. P. Newnham J.P) Mrs. Ald. Fowler and Aldermen Ryan, Collyer, Porter, Fleming, F. A. Newnham, Sheehan, Goddard, Roberts and Solomon.

 

His Worship the Mayor declared the business of the meeting to be the Election of Mayor for the ensuing term and to determine

 

(a). Whether or not the Council grant an allowance to the Mayor for the ensuing term.

(b). If it was determined to grant an allowance to fix the amount.

(c). To elect a Mayor for the period beginning the 2nd December 1936.

(d). If the Council so desires to elect a Deputy Mayor and determine if such election is to be for the Mayoral Year.

 

Moved by Ald. Ryan Seconded by Ald. Fleming “That the Council grant an allowance to the Mayor for the ensuing term.” Carried.

 

Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Goddard “That the Mayoral Allowance for the ensuing term be the sum of £150”. Carried.

 

Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Porter “That Alderman F. A. Newnham LL. B) to the Mayoral Chair and congratulated him on his election.

 

The Retiring Mayor then inducted the newly elected Mayor (Ald. F. A. Newnham LL. B) to the Mayoral Chair and congratulated him on his election.

 

5513 Election Of Deputy Mayor.

Ald. Mrs. Fowler moved “That Alderman A. J. Collyer J. P.) be the Deputy Mayor for the ensuing annual term”. Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

 

His Worship the Mayor (Ald. F. A. Newnham LL. B) and the Deputy Mayor (Ald. A. J. Collyer J. P) thanked the Council for the honour conferred upon them.

 

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 15th day of December 1936.

 

Tuesday the 15th December 1936.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 15th day of December 1936 at 7.30pm.

 

Present.

His Worship the Mayor (Ald. F. A. Newnham LL. B) the Deputy Mayor (Ald. A. J. Collyer J. P) and Aldermen W. P. Newnham, Sheehan, Goddard, Roberts, Solomon, Ryan, Porter, Fleming and Dunshea.

 

Minutes

Each Member of the Council having received a copy of the Minutes of the two previous meetings it was moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Fleming “That the Minutes be taken as read, and confirmed, and signed as a true record of the meeting held on 1st December 1936.”

Apology.

An apology was received and accepted from Mrs. Ald. Fowler.

 

Late Mrs. L. O ‘Toole.

Feeling references were made by the Mayor and Aldermen to the death of Mrs. Lillian O’Toole of 46 Lennox St. Newtown and it was resolved “That a letter of sympathy be forwarded to her daughter Miss L. O’Toole”. Carried unanimously by the members of the Council rising in silence.

 

Correspondence.

5514 Enmore Branch Of A. L. P. & Others Re Death Of Town Clerk W. G. Salmon.

Letters from the Enmore Branch of the A. L. P. Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn. Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society Newtown, Mascot Council and Petersham Council expressing sympathy in connection with the loss suffered by the death of the Town Clerk W. G. Salmon. “Received”.

5515 Rev. L. Far Re Anzac Service.

Letter from the Rev. L. W. Farr Newtown Congregational Church on fighting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present at the annual Anzac Service on Sunday 25th April 1937 and again offering the use of his Church for the annual Municipal Service. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Fleming “That the letter be “Received” Mr. Farr’s kind offer be accepted and as many of the Aldermen as can make it convenient attend the Church Service on Anzac Sunday and the arrangements for the Municipal Service be left in the hands of the Mayor and Town Clerk”. Carried.

5516 Old Age & Invalid Pens. Re Donation.

Letter from the Hon. Secretary of the Newtown Branch of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn. asking Council to reconsider its decision in connection with their application for a donation and also asking that their representative Mrs. Kean be allowed to address the meeting. Moved by Ald. Sheehan Seconded by Ald. Solomon “That the letter be “Received” and Mrs. Kean be allowed five minutes which to address the meeting”. Carried.

Mrs. Kean then outlined the case for the Pensioners Assn. and it was resolved that the matter be referred to a Committee of the Whole Council at the conclusion of the ordinary business.

5517 J. A. Beasley M. H. R. Re Penny Postage.

Letter from J. A. Beasley M. H. R. Notifying Council that he is supporting its endeavours to have Penny postage restored in Australia. Moved by Ald. Fleming Seconded by Ald. Ryan “That the letter be “Received” and Mr. Beasley be thanked for his attention in the matter”. Carried.

5518 Minister For Social Services Re Distrib. Of Boots And Clothing For Xmas.

Letters from the Minister for Social Services (forwarded per favour of F. M. Burke & R. D. Gorman Ms.L.A) advising that arrangements are in hand for a State-wide distribution of Boots and clothing. Moved by Ald. Solomon Seconded by Ald. Sheehan “That the letters be “Received” Messrs Burke & Gorman thanked for their attention in the matter and that they be asked to again approach the Minister and ask that this Council be informed of the scope of the distribution and whether it covers people not registered for Food relief so as to give the Council an opportunity of notifying any necessitous applicants of which they have personal knowledge”. Carried.

5519 Minister For Transport Re Signs On Main Roads.

Letters from the Minister for Transport (forwarded per favour of F. M. Burke & R. D. Gorman Ms.L.A) pointing out that the policy of the Main Roads Department controlling signs within the limits of Main roads is for the purpose of more effectively obtaining control of same which can only be achieved by placing them under the one authority. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Fleming “That the letter be “Received”. Carried.

5520 Minister For Education Re Additional Sewerage At N. P. School.

Letter from the Acting Minister for Education (forwarded per favour of F. M. Burke M.L.A) notifying that tenders are being called for the installation of additional Sewerage at the Newtown Public School. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Fleming “That the letter be “Received”. Carried.

5521 Transport & Justice Dept. Re Half-Fare Weekly Tickets For Juniors.

Letters from the Minister for Transport and the Under Secretary for Justice (forwarded per favour of F. M. Burke & R. D. Gorman Ms. L.A) relative to Council’s request to waive the usual fee of 2/6 for the issue of birth certificates where required from Junior Applicants for weekly tickets from the Railway Commissioners and pointing out that it is not considered practicable for the Department to comply with this request in view of the loss of revenue which would be incurred. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Ryan “That the letters be “Received”. Carried.

5522 S. W. Roberts Re Single- Headed Petrol Pumps at 8 Edgeware Rd.

Letter from S. W. Roberts applying for permission to install a single- headed petrol pump in front of his premises No. 8 Edgeware Rd. Moved by Ald. W. P. Newnham “That the application be “Received” and permission as desired be granted”. There being no seconder the motion lapsed.

Moved by Ald. Dunshea Seconded by Ald. Sheehan “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Works Committee for report”. Carried.

Letter from N. J. Coulter asking for permission to address the Council’s Works Committee in connection with his application for permission to erect shops at the corner of King St. and Missenden Rd. For H. Cohen. Moved by Ald. Ryan Seconded by Ald. Roberts “That the letter be “Received” and permission as desired to address the Works Committee be granted.” Carried.

5523 G. Grahame Re Works Ordered To Property Cnr. Liberty & Bedford Sts.

Letter from G. Grahame applying for an extension of time in which to carry out the Works ordered to his property cnr. Liberty & Bedford Sts. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Dunshea “That the letter be “Received” and the writer be granted three months extension of time in which to complete the works ordered”. Carried.

5524 Caldwell’s Wines Ltd. Re Alterations To 319a King St.

Letter from Caldwell’s Wines Ltd applying for an extension of time in which to carry out Council’s order in connection with the proposed alterations to 319a King St. Moved by Ald. Fleming Seconded by Ald. Porter “That the letter be “Received” and the writers be informed that they must comply with Council’s previous order in the matter”. Amendment moved by Ald. W. P. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Sheehan “That the applicants be granted three months in which to carry out the extensions at the rear of the premises and permission be granted to proceed immediately with the alterations to the front of the premises”.

On being submitted the Amendment was declared lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

5525 Works & Local Govt. Dept. Re Speed Contests On Roadways. Letter from the Department of Works & Local Government notifying that under 249 (v) of the Local Government Act it was necessary for Councils to see that the roadway is properly closed by use of barriers etc. to prevent danger to pedestrians where the Council has permitted Speed Contests on Public Roads. “Received”.

5526 The Electricity Supply Joint Committee Re Two-Part Tariff System.

Letter from the Electricity Supply Joint Committee notifying that the proposed adoption of a two-part tariff system of charging for electricity has been deferred for further consideration until February next. “Received”.

5527 Public Health Dept. Re Milk Samples.

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

5528 The Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Re Season’s Greetings.

Letter from the Chief Engineer of The Electric Light & Power’s Supply Corpn. Ltd. conveying the compliments of the Season and best wishes for a happy and prosperous 1937. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the good wishes of the Company reciprocated.”

5529 E. L. & P. S. Corpn. Re Collection Of Accounts.

Letter from the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. notifying that they will be collecting accounts in this Municipality on the 12th 14th and 19th January next. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the information be placed in a conspicuous position”.

5530 Feeder Bus Operators Assn. Re Bus Licenses.

Letter from the Feeder Bus Operators Assn. forwarding information in connection with the cancellation of Bus Licenses. “Received”.

5531 Feeder Bus Operators Assn. Re Public Indignation Meeting.

Letter from the Feeder Bus Operators Assn. intimating that they are co-operating in a Public Indignation Meeting Re cancellation of bus licenses. “Received”.

5532 Minister For Transport Re Bus Services.

Letter from the Minister for Transport forwarding statement which had been sent to the press in connection with the action of the Government in merging private bus services in the departmental services. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Collyer “That the letter be “Received” and this Council assure the Government that it is wholeheartedly behind its action in connection with this matter and it was pleased to think that the great mass of the travelling public is receiving the attention it merits”. Carried.

5533 Public Trustee Re Drinking Troughs For Dogs.

Letter from the Public Trustee asking if the Council would be prepared to undertake the maintenance of Drinking Troughs for Dogs which he has been ordered to erect under the Estate of Jesse Stuart Broomfield Dec’d. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Ryan “That the letter be “Received” and the Public Trustee be informed that the Council is not prepared to undertake the maintenance of such Troughs.” Carried.

5534 Brd. Fire Comrs. Re Estimated Expenditure.

Letter from the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. forwarding statement of estimated expenditure for the year 1937 which showed Newtown’s contribution to be £984/2/11. “Received”.

5535 Claude Neon Lights Ltd. Re Sign. (Neon)

Letter from Claude Neon Lights Ltd. Making application for permission to erect an “Over the Awning” Neon Sign at the premises of J. J. Downey Cnr. Enmore & Edgeware Rds. Newtown. It was resolved “That the application be “Received” and referred to the Works Committee for consideration and report”.

5536 Premier’s Dept. Re Applicants At Labour Exchange.

Letter from the Premier’s Department (forwarded per favour of F. M. Burke M.L.A) in connection with Council’s complaint regarding applicants at the local Labour Exchange having to wait in this Street and advising that instructions will be issued so that this will not occur again.” It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and Mr. Burke be thanked for his attention in the matter”.

5537 Australia’s 150th Anniv. Celebrations Coun.

Letter from the Organiser Australia’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council forwarding copy of the speech made by the Minister in Charge of the Celebrations and moving the second reading of the Bill to make provisions for the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the founding and settlement of Australia. “Received”

5523 Police Dept. Re Newtown Police Dis.

Letter from the Police Department notifying that Council’s application to have the portion of the Municipality of Newtown included in the Redfern Police Division transferred to the Newtown Police Division had been granted and arrangements are being made for the transfer to be made. Moved by Ald. Ryan Seconded by Ald. Goddard “That the letter be “Received” and the Department be thanked for its prompt action in the matter.” Carried.

5524 Old Age & Invalid Pens. Assn. Re Xmas Reunion.

Letter from the Newtown Branch of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn. inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present at their annual Xmas Reunion on Wednesday 16th inst. Moved by Ald. Dunshea Seconded by Ald. Fleming “That the invitation be “Received” with thanks and accepted”. Carried.

5525 F. M. Burke M.L.A. Re Work For Unemployed At Xmas.

Letter from F. M. Burke M.L.A. forwarding letter from the Minister for Local Government intimating that it will be impossible to make a grant for the purpose of providing the local unemployed with work prior to the Xmas period. “Received”.

5526 The Children’s Library Movement Re Library In Erskineville.

Letter from the Children’s Library Movement inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to visit the library at 16 Rochford St. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Fleming “That the letter be “Received” and writers thanked for their invitation and that the matter be referred to the Finance Committee with a view to making a donation”. Carried.

5527 Thos. Robinson & Sons Re Silos For F. Crago & Sons.

Application from Thos. Robinson & Sons for permission to Erect Silos for F. Crago & Sons at 1/3 Gladstone St. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Dunshea “That the application be “Received” and approval granted subject to full compliance with the Local Govt. Act and Ordinances.

Amendment moved by Ald. Ryan Seconded by Ald. Sheehan “That the matter be referred to the Works Committee for report”.

On being submitted the Amendment was “lost”.

The motion was then submitted and declared “Carried”.

5528 Eastement & Sons Re Alterations Wine Saloon Cnr. Edgeware & Enmore Roads.

Application from Eastement & Sons for alterations to Wine Saloon at the cnr. of Edgeware & Enmore Rds. It was resolved “That the application be “Received” and approval granted subject to the substitution of brick in blue of fibro cement as recommended by the Building Inspector”.

5529 P. C. James Re Extensions To Premises Of Australia Rockmilling Co. Also Petition Re Same.

Application from E. C. James for permission to make extensions to the Premises of the Austral Rockmilling Company Gladstone Street. A petition from B. R. Higgins and other ratepayers and residents in the vicinity of the proposed extensions was received asking the Council to prohibit same in view of the noise and dust which would be created thereby. It was resolved “That the application of petition be “Received” and the matter be referred to the Works Committee for consideration and report; the Health Inspector to be invited to accompany the Works Committee on that occasion.”

 

Reports.

5530 Mayoral Minute Re Meeting Of Housing Council.

His Worship the Mayor (Ald. F. A. Newnham LL. B) reported having attended a meeting of the Housing Council of N.S.W. at the Town Hall Sydney on Monday the 7th December 1936 accompanied by the Deputy Mayor (Ald. A. J. Collyer J.P) the Acting Town Clerk (R. P. Hitchen) and the Chief Health Inspector J. Kirkpatrick). The meeting was addressed by Dr. J. Grahame Drew Medical Office of Health and Dr. R. B. Madgwick Lecturer in Economics at the Sydney University who dealt with the serious dangers resulting from overcrowding and a method of financing a comprehensive scheme for housing the people”. The Report was supplemented in detail by His Worship the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor and it was resolved that it be “Received” and they be thanked for their attendance at the meeting.

 

5531 Finance Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Ald. F. A. Newnham LL. B) as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a report of a meeting held on the 15th inst. As contained on folios 300/1 of the F. C. Report Book which recommended the confirmation of accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting to

£ 1719-7-5 and

payment of accounts passed that Evening                                     627-9-2

Total payments from the Gen Fund since last meeting               £ 2346-16-7

Transfer from Trust Fund Time payment Rates etc. £256/1/3. Transfer from the Main Roads Trust £3002/3/7.

The Monthly Financial Statement of the Gen Fund was also submitted and closed a credit balance of £5964/19/8.

It was further recommended (a). That the Federated Municipal & Shire Councils Employees Union be informed that the Council has carefully considered the circumstances which prevented Mr. A. G. Finn Lorry Driver from attending work and regrets cannot see his way clear to pay him for the four days lost. (b). That the Estimates of Income and Expenditure for the year 1937 (£40,555) as set forth on Fol: 300/1 of the F. C. Report Book which forecasts a rateable land be “Received” and adopted and advertised in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act.

Moved by Ald. Solomon Seconded by Ald. Roberts “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. Carried.

 

5532 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was “Received”.

 

5533 Chief Health Inspector’s Report.

The Chief Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folio 151 of the H. I. Report Book. Moved by Ald. W. P. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Roberts “That the Chief Health Inspector’s report be “Received” and adopted and the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted”. Carried.

 

Motions Pursuant To Notice.

 

His Worship the Mayor (Ald. F. A. Newnham LL. B) moved: –

5534 Standing Committees.

“That in accordance with the Local Govt. Act and Ordinance 1 (40) the following Standing Committees be appointed or reflected for the current year; –

(a). Finance Committee. (b). Works & Building Committee. (c). Lighting & Health Committee. (d). Parks & Playgrounds Committee.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

 

The following Committees within appointed on the motion of Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Solomon.

 

Finance Committee.

His Worship the Mayor (Ald. F. A. Newnham LL. B) the Deputy Mayor (Ald. A. J. Collyer J. P) Mrs. Ald. L. Fowler J.P and Aldermen Dunshea, W. P. Newnham, Goddard Ryan and Solomon.

 

Works Committee.

His Worship the Mayor (Ald. F. A. Newnham LL. B) Mrs. Ald. L. Fowler J.P. and Aldermen Ryan, Roberts, Goddard, and Solomon, Sheehan and Porter.

 

Lighting & Health Committee.

His Worship the Mayor (Ald. F. A. Newnham LL. B) and Aldermen W. P. Newnham, Solomon, Fleming and Porter.

 

Parks & Playgrounds Committee.

His Worship the Mayor (Ald. F. A. Newnham LL. B) Mrs. Alderman Fowler and Aldermen Solomon, Sheehan and Fleming.

 

And that any three members of a Committee constitute a quorum of that particular Committee.

 

Orders Of The Day.

5535 Appointment Of Mr. R. P. Hitchen as Town Clerk.

His Worship the Mayor pointed out that it would be necessary to fill the position of Town Clerk rendered vacant by the death of Mr. W. G. Salmon and it was moved by Ald. Solomon Seconded by Ald. Dunshea “That in accordance with the Local Government Act and Ordinances made there under Mr. R. P. Hitchen duly qualified as Clerk under the Local Government Act who was already in the employee of the Council as Deputy Town Clerk be and is hereby promoted and appointed to the position of Town Clerk of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown”. Carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Hitchen responded and thanked the Council for the confidence they had expressed an him and stated that he would do all in his power to give the Council complete satisfaction.

 

Questions Without Notice.

5536 Building Of Shops And Dwellings At 150 Enmore Rd.

Under this heading His Worship the Mayor read a report in connection with the building of shops and dwellings at 150 Enmore Rd. Which did not have the required yard space and it was resolved “That the report be “Received” and the builder be ordered to provide for 500 superficial feet of residual yard space as required by the Ordinance.”

5537 Ald. Roberts Re Herbert St.

Moved by Ald. Solomon Seconded by Ald. Roberts “That a letter under the Corporate Seal of the Council be presented to Alderman H. R. Dunshea and expression of the Council’s appreciation of the work carried out during his regime”. Carried.

Ald. Roberts asked that the next meeting of the Works Committee inspect Herbert Street.

5538 Installation Of Electric Fans In Council Chamber and Mayor’s Room.

His Worship the Mayor (Ald. F. A. Newnham LL. B) drew attention to the need for the installation of Electric Fans in the Council Chamber and Mayor’s Room and it was resolved that the matter of installing suitable fans be left in the hands of the Mayor and Town Clerk.

5539 Ald. Fleming Re Alice St. Road and Gutters.

Ald. Fleming drew attention to the shoulders of the road and gutters in Alice St. South side between Pearl Street and Edgeware Rd. The Mayor intimated that he had instructions for this matter to be placed before the next meeting of the Works Committee.

5540 Ald. Fleming Re Meetings Of The Works Committee.

Ald. Fleming asked that the Works Committee meeting on the Monday in the week in which the Council does not meet so that its recommendations could be posted with the ordinary Business Paper to enable the Members to devote more time to same before the Council Meeting. His Worship the Mayor said that this arrangement would be given a trial.

5541 Ald. Fleming Re Concrete Footpath In Front Of Town Hall.

Ald. Fleming asked that the concrete footpath which was being constructed in front of the Town Hall be extended along Australia Street to Alton Lane. The Mayor said he would have this matter referred to the next meeting of the Works Committee for attention.

5542 Ald. Porter Re Baltic St.

Ald. Porter asked the Engineer if the road had been patched in Baltic Street between Trade Street and Albemarle Street. The Engineer replied that the road was in a bad state of disrepair and needed Re sheeting and it was resolved that the matter be referred to the Works Committee for attention and report.

5543 Meeting Of Council.

It was resolved that the next meeting of the Council be held on Tuesday 12th January 1937.

5544 Season’s Greetings.

At this stage Alderman Solomon wished the Mayor Mayoress Aldermen and their families a happy Xmas and a bright and prosperous New Year.

 

His Worship the Mayor took the opportunity of conveying to the Aldermen his best wishes for the coming Xmas Season and trusted that the New Year would bring to them happiness and prosperity.

 

It was then resolved that the Council do now resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider the application of the Newtown Branch of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn. for a donation.

5545 Application Of Old Age & Invalid Pens. For Donation.

Upon resuming in Council it was reported that while in Committee of the Whole the application of the Pensioners for a donation had been considered and your Committee now recommend that the sum of £5/5/-be donated to the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn. Newtown Branch and it is to be understood that this is not creating any precedents.

Moved by Ald. Solomon Seconded by Ald. Sheehan “That the report of the Committee of the Whole Council be “Received” and adopted and its recommendation be carried into effect”. 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 12th January 1937 at 7.30pm.

 

Signed R. P. Hitchen, Town Clerk       F.A. Newnham, Mayor.

 

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