Tuesday 10th March 1936.
Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 10th March 1936 at 7.30pm.
His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) the Deputy Mayor (Ald. W. P. Newnham J.P.) Mrs. Alderman Fowler and Aldermen Sheehan, F. A. Newnham, Fleming, Ryan, Collyer, Roberts, Goddard and Solomon.
An Apology was received and accepted from Alderman Porter.
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 Alderman Fleming and carried.
4767 Late Miss Nisbet.
4768 Late Mr. Alfred Smith.
Mrs. Alderman Fowler referred in feeling terms to the deaths of Miss Nisbet of 3 Newman St. Newtown and Mr. Alfred Smith of 37 Gowrie Street Newtown and moved “That a letter expressing this Council’s sympathy be forwarded in each instance to the relatives of the deceased.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried unanimously by the Members of the Council rising in silence.
4769 Return Thanks.
Letter from Mrs. J. T. Bell thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.
4770 Main Rds. Dept. Re Direction Signs On Newtown Bridge.
Letter from the Main Roads Dept. re direction signs on the Newtown Bridge. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the signs suggested be approved and this Council erects the special signs it desires on the Newtown Bridge and at May Street as Ordinary Street Signs.”
Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and carried.
4771 Main Rds. Dept. Re Council’s Offer To Beautify & Maintain Wilson St. & Erskineville Rd. Cnr.
Further letter from the Main Roads Dept. accepting Council’s offer to beautify and maintain the portion of the roadway at the intersection of Erskineville Road and Wilson Street which is unoccupied and not required for road purposes at present provided the plants used do not obscure the visibility of the corner. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Department thanked.”
Seconded by Alderman Sheehan.
Amendment moved by Mrs. Alderman Fowler “That the letter be “Received” and the work held in abeyance till the Rescission Motion in connection with this matter – forecasted by Alderman Ryan – is decided.” Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham and lost.
Mrs. Alderman Fowler and Aldermen W. P. Newnham and Ryan asked that their votes be recorded in the negative.
4772 Stewart & Cadogan Re appointment As Auditors.
Letter from Stewart & Cadogan Public Accountants & Local Government Auditors thanking Council for their reappointment as Auditors for the year 1936. “Received”.
4773 Mercantile Mutual Ins. Co. Re Claim By T. Campbell.
Letter from the Sec of the Mercantile Mutual Insurance Company Ltd intimating that T. Campbell’s present condition is not the result of the injury sustained by him on the 27th February 1934 and this Council has therefore no liability in the matter; the Appellant’s Solicitors have been notified accordingly. “Received”.
4774 H. L. Tansley Re Anzac Memorial Service In Newtown.
Letter from H. L. Tansley asking that the Anzac Memorial Service in Newtown on Anzac Day be held on the Afternoon. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that the present arrangements are found the most suitable for local residents and Aged People who are unable to attend the City Celebrations.” Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.
4775 Rachel Forster Hospital For Women & Children Re Donation.
Letter from the Sec of the Rachel Forster Hospital for Women & Children thanking Council for its donation of Five Pounds. “Received”.
4776 Redfern Council Re Contract For Destruction Of Garbage.
Letter from the Redfern Council asking that a Round Table Conference to be held for the purpose of considering its Contract with this Council for the destruction of garbage. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the request complied with.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.
It was subsequently arranged that the Conference would be held on Thursday the 19th inst. at 3p.m. and this Council would be represented by His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) and Aldermen F. A. Newnham, Ryan and Roberts.
4777 Balmain Council Re Season Tickets On Tramways & Buses.
Letter from the Balmain Council asking co-operation in an endeavour to secure the introduction of a system of Season Tickets on Tramways and Buses. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.
4778 Leichhardt Council Re Formation Of County Council.
Letter from the Leichhardt Council intimating that it is not in favour of the formation of a County Council to take control of the Electricity Undertaking at present operated by the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. “Received”.
4779 Electric Light & P. S. Corpn. Re Reduction In Power Rate.
Letter from the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. intimating that from the 1st May next the ordinary Power rate of electricity will be reduced to 1¼d. Per-unit. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” with thanks.
4780 M. E. Russell Re Annual Holiday Leave.
Application from M. E. Russell for Annual Holiday Leave was “Received” and granted.
4781 R. S. & S. Imp. L. Re Min Chariot In Enmore Rd.
Application from the Secretary of the Returned Soldiers & Sailors Imp. League Newtown Branch for permission to display a Miniature Chariot in Enmore Rd. and King St. Newtown on Friday the 13th inst. to advertise “Tin Hat Day”.
Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received and granted subject to Police approval.” Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried.
4782 Petersham Council Re Amendment Of Gas & Electricity Act 1935.
Letter from the Petersham Council asking co-operation in an effort to prevent the Sydney County Council from obtaining an amendment of the Gas & Electricity Act 1935 so as to give it full power to take over the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. and that the Minister be informed accordingly. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received”.
Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham.
Amendment moved by Alderman Ryan “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this Council is in favour of the proposed amendment in the Gas & Electricity Act 1935 to give the Sydney County Council power to take over the five areas at present supplied by the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn Ltd. and the Minister be informed of this Council’s decision.” Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham.
The Voting being in favour of the amendment it was then submitted as the substantive motion and declared carried.
4783 H.C. Chevell Re Flew Over Gal. Bath At Works 116/122 Australia St.
Letter from H. C. Chevell asking for an extension of time till the Easter Recess for the purpose of constructing a Flue over the Galvanising Bath at his Works 116/122 Australia St. Newtown to cope with the fumes and smoke as he is at present extremely busy and working three shifts per day. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”
Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.
4784 Parks & Playgrounds Com. Report.
His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) as Chairman of the Parks & Playgrounds Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 10th inst. as contained on folio 365 of the Committee’s Report Book which recommended
- Improvements to the children’s Playgrounds Albemarle St. £207 – Angel Street £250. (b) Improvements to Hollis Park to be proceeded with sectionally. Estimate of cost to be submitted at a later date. (c) That as none of the applicants for the position of Working Gardener from Workmen in Council’s employ were deemed suitable applications be invited from Returned Soldier Residents of Newtown whose names are on the State Electoral Rolls for Newtown for the position of Working Gardener for Parks and Playgrounds under this Council’s control.
Ald. Roberts moved “That the Report of the Parks & Playgrounds Committee be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.”
Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham.
Mrs. Alderman Fowler moved as an amendment that the following be an addendum to Item 3 “That such applications when received be considered and dealt with by the Council.” Seconded by Alderman Sheehan.
The Amendment was ruled “Out of Order” as it contravened a previous Resolution of the Council giving the Mayor power to engage all servants on an hourly daily or weekly wage and the Resolution was declared Carried.
4785 Engineer’s Report.
The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight together with an Addendum giving the names and addresses of six Casual Employees. Ald. Roberts moved “That the Engineer’s Report and Addendum be “Received”. Seconded by Ald. Goddard and carried.
4786 Health Insp. Report.
4887 Closing Order 13 Regent St. 82 Denison St.
The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 121/123 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book together with Addendum’s certifying that premises Nos. 13 Regent St. and 82 Denison St. Newtown were unfit for human habitation or occupation and recommending that the Council by orders in writing declare the said houses unfit for human habitation or occupation and directing that they should not be occupied by any person after the expiration of 30 days from date of notice unless the alterations and repairs specified in the Health Inspector’s Notice are first carried into effect to the satisfaction of the Local Authority.
Alderman F. A. Newnham moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and adopted and applications mentioned in paragraph 6 be granted and the certificates referred to in paragraph 3 having been submitted this Council now declares that premises No. 13 Regent St. and 82 Denison Street Newtown are unfit for human habitation or occupation and shall after the expiration of 30 days from date of notice be inhabited or occupied unless the repairs specified in the Health Inspector’s Certificate a first carried into effect to the satisfaction of the Local Authority.” Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and carried.
Questions Without Notice.
4888 Ald. Solomon Re Fire At Sweet Bros On 7/3/1936.
Under this heading Alderman Solomon referred to the excellent manner in which the crowd had been handled by the Police and the Firemen on the occasion of the disastrous Fire which occurred at Sweet Bros Ltd. King St. Newtown on Saturday the 7th inst. and moved “That a letter expressing this Council’s sincere regret and sympathy with Mr. D. Benjamin Managing Director of Sweet Bros. Ltd. & all his Employees in the great loss caused by the fire at the Firm’s premises be forwarded to him and expressing the hope that business would at an early date be resumed in even more modern and commodious premises erected in lieu of those destroyed by the recent disastrous Fire so that employment would again be provided for a much larger number of Employees and letters of congratulation to the Police and Firemen on the excellent manner in which the crowd was handled at this Fire be also forwarded.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.
4889 Mrs. Ald. Fowler Re Understaffing Of Newtown Fire Station.
Mrs. Alderman Fowler moved “That a letter be forwarded to the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. complaining that notwithstanding the large contributions made by the Councils concerned the Newtown Fire Station is reported as not being fully staffed and that the Fire Engines and other equipment are out of date and asking that the necessary remedial measures be put in hand at once.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.
4890 Ald. Solomon Re-Improvements To Town Hall.
Alderman Solomon asked when the improvements to the Town Hall would be completed? The Town Clerk reported that under the Agreement signed the work should be completed early in May next and that the Contractor had submitted a price for Council’s information of £626 to face the Australia Street Elevation to the building with mottled brickwork similar to the front elevation if Council so desired. Ald. Fleming moved “That the information supplied by the Contractor be “Received” and the work be carried out and completed in accordance with the Plans & Specifications already approved by this Council.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.
4891 Ald. Fleming Re Street Names Removed From Bishopsgate St.
Alderman Fleming asked that the Street Names removed from Bishopsgate Street should be erected in suitable positions and that the Works Committee inspect King Street between Wilson St. & Erskineville Rd. with a view to having the Carriageway placed in proper repair.
4892 Ald. W. Newnham Re Water Board Lease Of Land In Crescent Lane.
Alderman W. P. Newnham enquired if any reply had been received from the M. Water. S. & D. Brd. re the leasing of land in Crescent Lane to the Board to form portion of the yard of the premises of the local Turncock. The Mayor intimated that a letter had been forwarded regarding this matter but no reply was yet to hand.
4893 Mrs. Ald. Fowler Re Amalgamation N.C.A.S. With N.M.R.M.
Mrs. Alderman Fowler asked if the Conference had yet taken place with the Newtown Citizens Aid Society regarding its amalgamation with the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement. The Mayor intimated that arrangements would be made for this Conference at an early date.
4894 Ald. F. Newnham Re Amalgamation Of Darlington With Newtown.
Alderman F. A. Newnham intimated that according to daily press reports Darlington Council objected to its amalgamation with the Municipality of Redfern and suggested that the Mayor get into touch with the Mayor of Darlington with a view to the Municipality of Darlington being amalgamated with the Municipality of Newtown.
His Worship the Mayor intimated that the various matters mentioned by the Members of the Council would receive attention.
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 24th day of March 1936 at 7.30pm.
Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk H. Dunshea, Mayor.
Tuesday the 24th day of March 1936.
Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 24th day of March 1936 at 7.30pm.
His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) Mrs. Alderman L. Fowler and Aldermen Sheehan, Collyer, Porter, Fleming, Goddard and Solomon.
Apologies were received and accepted from Alderman W. P. Newnham J.P. (Deputy Mayor) Alderman F. A. Newnham LL.B – Alderman Ryan – and Alderman Roberts who was ill.
4895 Ald. Sheehan Re Letter Of Regret To Ald. Roberts.
Alderman Sheehan moved “That a letter be forwarded to Alderman Roberts expressing sincere regret at his ill-health and the hope that he will soon be restored to health and strength. Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.
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 Alderman Sheehan and carried.
4897 Late Mr. Wm. Walter Newnham.
Alderman Solomon referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr. William Walter Newnham Father of their Colleagues – Alderman W. P. Newnham J.P. (Deputy Mayor) and Alderman F. A. Newnham LL.B. and moved “That a letter of sympathy be forwarded to Mrs. Newnham and family.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and supported by His Worship the Mayor and the Members of the Council each of whom referred to the high and affectionate esteem in which Mr. Newnham Senr. was held for his exemplary life strict integrity sincerity of purpose loyalty at all times to his fellow Employees in the Railway Service and those many other excellent qualities of Heart and Mind which caused his friendship to be sought and prized by very large circle of friends and the motion was carried unanimously by the Members of the Council rising in silence.
4898 Return Thanks.
Letter from Misses Nesbit thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.
4899 H. Matta Re Bal. Awnings 516/518 King St.
Letter from H. Matta intimating that the balcony awnings would be removed from the footpath in front of his property 516/518 King St. Newtown at an early date. “Received”.
4900 Paddington Council Re “Fair Rents” Court.
Letter from the Paddington Council covering letter from the Acting Premier the Hon. M. F. Bruxner relative to increases in rentals by unscrupulous Landlords and the Constitution of a “Fair Rents Court”. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Paddington Council informed that this Council will lend its hearty co-operation to the efforts of the Paddington Council in this matter.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.
4901 Sec. For Transport Re Season Trams & Omni-Buses.
Letter from the Secretary for Transport Commissioner cannot see his way clear to comply with this Council’s request to introduce Season Tickets on Trams and Omnibuses. “Received”.
4902 North Sydney Council Re Opening Of Govt. Sewing Depots During Winter.
Letter from the North Sydney Council asking co-operation in an endeavour to have the Government Sewing Depots reopened at least during the coming Winter Months so as to relieve the distress amongst the Unemployed. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.
4903 Sweet Bros. Ltd Re Fire.
Letter from D. Benjamin Managing Director of Sweet Bros. Ltd. Thanking Council for its kind and thoughtful letter expressing regret at the recent disastrous Fire at Sweet Bros. Ltd. “Received”.
4904 Commonwealth Bnk Re Ex-Gratia Contributions.
Letter from the Manager of the Commonwealth Bank intimating that a voluntary contribution would be made of £180 in connection with the Bank’s premises in King St. Newtown and £36 in connection with the Bank’s premises in Enmore Rd. For services rendered by the Council for the year ending 31st December 1936. Mrs. Alderman Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer thanked.” Seconded by Alderman Goddard and carried.
4905 M.W.S. & D. Brd. Re-Tenancy Of Portion Of Crescent Lane.
Letter from the Secretary of the M.Water S. & D. Board intimating that the Board is prepared to become the Tenant for portion of Crescent Lane Newtown say 16ft. x 100ft. (which is not needed for present Public use) at a nominal rental of sixpence per week so as to enhance the privacy in comfort of its Employee residing at the Station Street Depot. Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” in one month’s Public Notice be given of Council’s intention to lease this portion of Crescent Lane say 16ft. by 100ft. in depth to the M. Water. S. & D. Board for a period of not more than five years such lease to be terminated by this Council at any time upon six months notice to the Lessee.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.
4906 Municipal Employees Union Re Group Assurance.
Letter from the Secretary of the Federation Municipal & Shire Councils Employees ‘Union of Australia asking that the Members of Council’s Wages Staff not covered by the Local Govt. Superannuation act be brought under a Group Assurance Scheme with the National Mutual Life Association. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and its further consideration deferred until particulars are obtained as to the terms and conditions under which this Council’s Employees could be covered by the provisions of the Local Government Superannuation Act.”
4907 Public Works Dept. Re Cleaning Lord Street.
Letter from the Under Secretary Department of Public Works acknowledging Council’s letter soliciting a contribution towards the cost of keeping the carriageway of Lord Street clean from clay etc. deposited thereon by Lorries from the Public Works Excavations for the Stormwater Reservoir in Railway Parade Marrickville. “Received”.
4908 Royal Society Prev. Of Cruelty To Animals Re Donation.
Letter from the Secretary of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals soliciting a donation for the current year. Mrs. Alderman Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee for consideration and report.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.
4909 Local Govt. Assn. Re Pamphlets Issued By Dept. Labour & Indus. And Government Relief Work.
Letter from the Secretary of the Local Government Assn. of N.S.W.
- Covering two pamphlets issued by the Department of Labour & Industry relative to operations of the Employment Research Committee.
- Conveying information Re Government Relief Work and the exemption of road making material etc. from the Sales Tax. “Received”.
4910 Rev. A. E. Walker Re Anniversary Service – Newtown Methodist Mission.
Letter from the Revd. A. E. Walker inviting the Members of the Council to attend the 8th Anniversary Service of the Newtown Methodist Mission to be celebrated on Sunday Evening the 5th April at 7p.m. Ald. Porter moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and as many as possible attend.” Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and carried.
4911 New Citizens Aid Society Re Amalgamation With Newtown Welfare League.
Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown Citizens Aid Society intimating that the Citizens Aid Society and the Newtown Welfare League had resolved to amalgamate under the rules of the Newtown Citizens Aid Society and continue its valuable work until the funds were exhausted; it’s Members were however willing to attend any Conference convened by the Mayor regarding amalgamation with the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement. Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” and the matter be left in the hands of the Mayor”. Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.
4912 R.S.& S. Imp. L. Re Wreath On Newtown Soldiers Memorial.
Letter from the Secretary of the Returned Soldiers & Sailors Imp. League intimating that a Wreath would be placed on the local Soldiers Memorial by the Newtown Branch of the League on the morning of Anzac Day and asking that a Delegate be appointed to attend the next Meeting of the League on the 26th inst. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and Alderman Solomon attend as a Delegate from this Council as requested.”
4913 R.S.& S. Imp. L. Re Fair Enmore & Metropolitan Rds.
Letter from J. W. Cole asking permission on behalf of the Newtown Branch of the R.S. & S. Imp. L. of A. to hold a Fair at the intersection of Enmore & Metropolitan Rds. on Friday the 3rd April next in aid of the funds of the League. Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the application be “Received” and permission as desired be granted subject to consent of the Attorney General’s Dept.” Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.
4914 V. Connelly Re Social H.A.C.B. Society.
Application from V. Connelly for permission to exhibit a Sign to advertise a Social been held by the H.A.C.B. Society on the 30th inst. Ald. Fleming moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.
4915 Mayoral Minute Re Appointment Of Gardener.
His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) submitted a Minute intimating that he had appointed Harry E. Camage of 2 Church Street Newtown to the position on this Council’s Wages Staff of Working Gardener for Parks & Playgrounds at of remuneration of £4/13/5 per week. Ald. Fleming moved “That the Mayoral Minute be “Received” and adopted.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.
Mrs. Ald. Fowler requested that her vote be recorded in the negative.
4916 Finance Com. Report.
His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 24th inst. as contained on folios 284/6 of the Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of
Accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting to £2225.19.1 and
payment of accounts passed that Evening £1481.19.6
Total payments from the Gen Fund since last Meeting £3707.18.7
The Monthly Financial Statement was also submitted and disclosed a Credit Bal. of £7,263/4/11.
It was further recommended (a) That the sum of £1,693/7/-be voted from the Gen Fund in accordance with Ordinance 26 (Clause 16) to carry out the works set forth on folio 285 of the F.C.R. Book.
(b) That the Council do hereby make and levy the following charges for the year ending 31st December 1936;-
Australian Gas Light Co. Gas mains etc. £225.4.4.
Electric Light & Power
Supply Corpn. Ltd. Electric cables etc 86.0.0.
City of Sydney Electric light cables
as per Agreement 71.0.0.
(c) That the action of His Worship the Mayor in appealing against an additional Assessment of the Town Hall premises by the M. Water. S & D. Board be endorsed. Ald. Solomon 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. Goddard and carried.
4917 Engineer’s Report.
The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was “Received”.
4918 Health Insp. Report.
The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 124/125 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” – the necessary action be taken to prosecute for adulterated Milk as recommended in paragraph 3 – the applications mentioned in paragraph 4 be granted – and the recommendation No. 5 re the provision of proper sanitary conveniences at the Newtown Public School be adopted.” Seconded by Ald. Goddard who emphasised the urgent need for proper sanitary conveniences and also additional accommodation at the Newtown Public School and it was a direction “That the Member of Parliament for this district be requested to it once bring these matters under the notice of the Minister for Education. The motion was declared “Carried”.
Questions Without Notice.
4919 Ald. Fleming Re Seats For Bus Passengers.
Under this heading Alderman Fleming moved “That the Bus Proprietor on the Newtown-Rozelle route be requested to place the seats on the footpath at the side of the Town Hall in thorough repair and to have them properly painted.” Seconded by Alderman Goddard and carried.
4920 Ald. Solomon Re-Improvements To Hollis Prk.
Alderman Solomon asked if any further improvements had been affected in Hollis Park? His Worship the Mayor intimated that this work would be carry out after the Angel St. and Albemarle St. Playgrounds were placed in order.
4921 Ald. Solomon Re-Conversion Of New Camperdown Cemetery Into Public Reserve.
Alderman Solomon intimated that he had noticed by the Daily Press but it was the intention of the Hon. E. A. Buttenshaw Minister for Lands to introduce Legislation for the conversion of the Leichhardt Cemetery into a Public Park or Reserve and moved “That the Members of Parliament for this district be asked to urge upon the Minister for Lands the necessity of including the conversion of the Newtown Cemetery into a Public Reserve in any contemplated Legislation as it is in a much more congested area and the need for a Park or Reserve in this portion of Newtown is very urgent.” Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and carried.
4922 Ald. Porter Re Laying at Rear Selfridges.
Alderman Porter asked what further steps have been taken to place the laying at the rear of Selfridges in proper repair. The Health Inspector intimated that the Manager of Selfridge’s who was notified regarding this matter said the Owner was negotiating for the purchase of a corner of land to facilitate vehicle traffic and he thought further improvements would be effected in about two weeks time.
4923 Mrs. Ald. Fowler Re Carriageway 84 Newman St.
Mrs. Ald. Fowler asked that a bad place in the Carriageway in front of 84 Newman Street be placed in proper repair.
4924 Ald. Fleming Re Hiring Road Roller.
Alderman Fleming asked that a Return be furnished at the next Meeting of the Council showing the cost to this Council of hiring Road Rollers during the past four years.
4925 Ald. Porter Re Inspection By W.C. Of Inter. Albemarle & Regent Sts.
Alderman Porter asked that the Works Committee visit the intersection of Albemarle & Regent Street as the footpath and gutters on the northern side were in need of repairs.
His Worship the Mayor said he would have these matters attended to.
4926 Committee Of Whole Re Incineration Of Redfern Council’s Garbage.
Alderman Goddard moved “That the Council do now resolved into “Committee of the Whole” for the purpose of considering the Mayor’s Report re-Conference with the Representative’s of the Redfern Council on incineration of garbage matters etc. “Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.
Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole” matters relative to the request of the Redfern Council for a reduction in the price per ton charged for the incineration of Garbage were considered and your Committee now recommends “That the Redfern Council be informed (without prejudiced to the existing Agreement) that the Newtown Council is desirous of continuing the pleasant relationship existing between the Redfern and Newtown Councils in regard to the incineration of garbage from Redfern for the past 14 years and to that end is prepared to enter into an Agreement to continue to incinerate the Garbage for a period of 5 years after the termination of the existing Agreement on the 3rd April 1937 for the sum of 7/9 per ton (over the Weighbridge) with a minimum supply of 65 tons per week provided payment is made within one month of the delivery of the Account for the previous month’s Service. If these terms are acceptable to the Redfern Council a new Agreement for 6 ¼ years dating from 1st January 1936 will be entered into so as to give the Redfern Council the benefit of the reduced price from the 1st January 1936 to 3rd April 1937.”
4927 Re-Arrangement Of Tram Stops & Traffic Gen. On Newtown Bdge.
Your Committee further recommends “That Police Inspector J. Miller be informed that the Plan showing proposed elimination of the Safety Zone in the centre of the Newtown Bridge and the rearrangement of Tram Stops has been carefully considered and this Council is of the opinion that the suggested improvements have much to recommend them and will minimise the serious danger to pedestrians crossing the Newtown Bridge where the traffic is very heavy and continuous especially during peak hours. It is thought however that the proposed Sydney bound Tram Stop at Eliza Street may result in the congestion of Motor Traffic especially as a great deal of traffic at this point turns to the right into Wilson Street and the Council is of the opinion that Eliza Street Sydney-bound Tram Stop should be eliminated and your Committee now recommends accordingly.
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 7th day of April at 7.30pm.
Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk H. Dunshea, Mayor.