Tuesday the 7th day of April 1936

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 7th day of April 1936 at 7.30pm.

 

Present.

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

 

Apology.

Apologies were received and accepted from Alderman Roberts who was ill in Hospital and from Alderman F. A. Newnham LL. B who was absent in the Country.

 

Minutes

Each Member of the Council having received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting Alderman moved, “That the Minutes be taken as read, and confirmed, and signed.”

Seconded by Alderman Porter and carried.

 

4928 Late Mrs. A. McNerney.

Alderman Fleming referred in feeling terms to the death of the late Mrs. Agnes McNerney and old and esteemed resident of the Municipality and moved “That a letter expressing this Council’s sympathy be forwarded to her daughters.” Seconded by His Worship the Mayor.

4929 Late C. H. Ibbotson.

Alderman Solomon referred in feeling terms to the death of ex-Alderman C. Ibbotson who was at one time Mayor of Newtown and moved “That a letter of sympathy be forwarded to his Widow & Family.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan. Both motions were carried unanimously by the Members of the Council rising in silence.

4930 Ald. Goddard Re Ald. Robert’s Illness.

Alderman Goddard thanked the Members of the Council on behalf of Alderman Roberts for the letter of sympathy forwarded to him in connection with his illness.

 

Correspondence.

4931 Ald. T. D. Mutch Re Newtown Fire Station.

Letter from Alderman T. D. Mutch Municipal Representative on the Fire Brigades Board intimating that the Newtown Fire Station is equipped with the modern “Denis” Fire Engine and an efficient Staff and the efficient manner in which the recent fire at Sweet Bros. Ltd. was handled demonstrated that the service is satisfactory. A similar letter was to hand from the Secretary of the Board of Fire Commissioners and both letters were “Received”.

4932 Erskine for Council Re New Corridor Type Of Tram.

Letter from the Erskineville Council asking co-operation in an effort to have the new Corridor type of Trams placed on the Erskinevile Tram Route. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and carried.

4933 Min. For Local Govt. Re Formation Of Sydney County Council.

Letter from the Minister for Local Government intimating that there is no proposal to give the Sydney County Council for power to take over the five areas at present served by the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. “Received”.

4934 Min. For Education Re Sanitary Conveniences Etc. Newtown Public School.

Letter from the Minister for Education (the Hon. D. H. Drummond) per favour of F. M. Burke M.L.A. intimating that prompt enquiries will be made as to the necessity of additional accommodation and a new block of Sanitary Conveniences at the Newtown Public School. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and Mr. Burke be thanked for his attention to the matter.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4935 Min. For Lands Re Conversion Of Neglected Cemeteries Into Public Reserve.

Letter from the Hon. E. A. Buttenshaw Minister for Lands per favour of R. D. Gorman M.L.A. intimating that the proposed Legislation will make provision for dealing with all neglected Cemeteries within the State of N.S.W. in a manner which it is thought will be acceptable to all Local Authorities concerned. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received”. Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4936 F. M. Burke MLA Re Re-Opening Of Sewing Depots.

Letter from F. M. Burke M.L.A. intimating that he will place Council’s representations relative to the re-opening of Local Sewing Depots before the Minister for Labour & Industry.

4937 Minister For Social Services Re Distribution Of Clothing By Local Sewing Depots.

Letter from the Hon. H. M. Hawkins Minister for Social Services thanking the Mayoress and Ladies of Newtown for their assistance in the distribution of clothing made by the local Sewing Depot and intimating that this work will now be carried out by the Department’s Officers as they have the necessary knowledge regarding the amount of Government assistance received by the Applicants and other information. “Received”.

4938 Supt. Of Traffic Re Rearrangement Of Trams On Newtown Bridge.

Letter from the Superintendent of Traffic thanking Council for its co-operation regarding the re-arrangement of Traffic on the Newtown Bridge and intimating that a further letter will be forwarded when a definite decision has been arrived at regarding Tramway Stopping Places. Alderman Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer be asked to arrange for a Conference between the Officers of his Department the Transport Department and Representatives from the Newtown Council regarding the traffic and rearrangement of Stopping Places generally on the Newtown Bridge.” Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and carried.

4939 Transport Dept. Re Motor Omni-Bus Routes.

Letter from the Transport Dept. asking that information be forwarded of any proposed extensive alterations or reconstruction of the roadways on Omnibus Routes so as to give sufficient time for the diversion or re-adjustment of the services until such repairs are completed. Ald. Porter moved “That the letter be “Received” and the request complied with.” Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

4940 Police Dept. Re Fire at Sweet Bros. Ltd on 7th March.

Letter from the Police Department thanking Council for its congratulations upon the manner in which the Police controlled the crowds which collected in connection with the Fire at Sweet Bros. Ltd. on the 7th March last. “Received”.

4941 Engineer For Ways & Works Re King St. Stormwater Drainage.

Letter from the Engineer for Ways & Works intimating that arrangements will be made for the crossing of the Tramway Route in connection with improvements to stormwater drainage in King Street Newtown. “Received”.

4942 Blackheath Council Re Sunday Sport.

Letter from the Blackheath Council asking co-operation in opposing any alteration in the present method of control by Municipal & Shire Councils of Sunday Sport. Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” co-operation as desired be granted and a letter be forwarded to the Member of Parliament for this district in connection with the matter.” Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

4943 Waverley Council Re Contribution Made By Councils To Fire Board.

Letter from the Waverley Council asking that a Delegate be appointed to attend a Conference of Representatives from Councils in the Sydney Fire District to be held on Wednesday the 29th April at 8p.m. at 12 O’Connell St. Sydney to discuss the advisability of eliminating or reducing the contributions made by Councils to the Fire Brigades Board. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the letter be “Received” co-operation as desired be granted and His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) be appointed as the Delegate from the Newtown Council.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4944 Benevolent Soc. Re Sale Of Flannel Flowers On 8th May.

Letter from the General Organiser of the Benevolent Society of N.S.W. asking permission to sell Flannel Flower Emblems within this area on Friday the 8th May next in aid of the funds of the Benevolent Society of N.S.W. Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4945 M.Water. S. & D. Brd. Re Playgrounds Exemption From Rating.

Letter from the M.Water S. & D. Board intimating that the exemption of playgrounds in this area from rating cannot be granted till the 1st July next. “Received”.

4946 Local Government Dept. Re Overhead Line Construction & Road Signs Used On Main Roads.

Letters from the Under Secretary Department of Local Government.

(a) Covering Standard Specification for Overhead line Construction.

(b) Asking that Standard Code for Road Signs be used on Main Roads within this area.

Ald. Ryan moved “That the letters be “Received” the Engineer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd be notified re Specification for Overhead

Line Construction and the request Re Signs on the Main Roads be complied with.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4947 J.J. Bradney Re Grievances Of Casual Employees In Railway Service.

Letter from J. J. Bradney asking co-operation in an endeavour to obtain redress of the grievances of the Casual Employees in the Railway Service. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Seconded by Alderman Goddard and carried.

4948 Annual Report Fire Board.

The Annual Report of the Board of Fire Commissioners of NSW was “Received” and ordered to be laid upon the table.

4949 Nepean Sand & Gravel Co. Re Merger With Blue Metal & Gravel Ltd.

Letter from the General Manager of the Nepean Sand & Gravel Co. Ltd notifying Council of a merger with the Blue Metal & Gravel Ltd Martin Place Sydney and intimating that the obligations of Council’s Contract will be strictly observed until the termination of the existing Agreement. “Received”.

4950 St. Enochs Presb. Church Re 50th Anniversary Service.

Letter from the Secretary of St. Enochs Presbyterian Church inviting the attendance of the Mayor and Aldermen at the 50th Anniversary Service to be held at 7.15 p.m. on Sunday the 19th inst. Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and as many as possible attend.” Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.

4951 Institute Of Architects Re Lecture On “Housing Abroad”.

Letter from the Secretary Institute of Architects inviting the Members of the Council to attend a Lecture to be given by Mr. R. Richardson on Tuesday the 7th inst. on “Housing Abroad”. Ald. Ryan moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and the writer informed that as the date of the Lecture is the same as the Ordinary Meeting of the Council it was requested that the Mayor & Aldermen would be unable to attend.” Seconded by Ald. Alderman Fleming and carried.

4952 Public Health Dept. Re Milk Samples.

Letter from the Department of Public Health covering the analysis of 20 samples of milk all of which were found to be correct. “Received”.

4953 Dyson Austen & Co. Re 14/28 Gowrie St.

Letter from Dyson Austen & Co. relative to 14/28 Gowrie St. and intimating that the Income from this property since 1st January 1934 was equalled by the expenditure and asking for an extension of time to carry out the repairs now asked for. The Health Inspector reported that if the urgent matters such as plumbing repairs and Bug Extermination were attended to an extension of time might be granted to complete the remainder of the work. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writers be notified in accordance with the report of Council’s Health Inspector and an extension of time for 6 months be granted for the completion of the balance of the work.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

4954 E.L. & P.S. Corpn. Re Plan For Laying Of Underground Cables From Regent St. Substation.

Letter from the Chief Engineer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn . Ltd covering plan for the laying of Underground Cables from the Regent Street substation via Wellington Bedford & Liberty Streets and asking permission to proceed with the work at once. Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

4955 Purves & Moodie Re Subdivision Plan Of Land 583/589 King St. Newtown.

Application from Purves & Moodie for Council’s approval of Subdivision Plan of Land Nos. 583/589 incl. King Street Newtown and 2 to 2c incl. Wells St. Newtown being the land comprised in Certificate of Title Volume 3217 Folio 121. The Engineer having reported the Subdivision Plan to be in order Alderman Fleming moved “That the application be “Received” and approval be granted.” Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and carried.

4956 Redfern Council Re Incineration Of Garbage.

Letter from the Redfern Council intimating that the Mayor (Alderman J. M. Gilmore) is absolutely astounded at the offer made (without prejudiced) by this Council to incinerate the garbage from Redfern at cost of 7/9 per ton and asking that the Redfern Council be made a substantially reduced offer. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this Council has already given the matter very careful consideration and regrets that for the incineration of a full ton of garbage (over the Weighbridge) which averages from 75 to 80 cubic ft. the substantial reduction asked for cannot be granted.” Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried. Ald. Solomon asked that his vote be recorded in the negative.

 

Reports.

 

Works Committee’s Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) as Chairman of the Works Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 6th inst. as contained on folios 365/366 of the Works Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 11 incl. Ald. W. P. Newnham moved “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and its recommendations be considered seriatim.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

Upon recommendation No. 8 being submitted Ald. Sheehan moved as an amendment that all the words after “recommends” be eliminated and the following words be substituted “that the price submitted by F. Christie the present Contractor to provide 3 up-to-date ironclad Switchboards that the sum of £9/10/-to the Architect’s satisfaction be accepted”. Seconded by Ald. Porter. The voting being in favour of the amendment it was then submitted as the substantive motion and declared carried.

Upon recommendation No. 11 being submitted Alderman Collyer moved “That the time for the receipt of prices from local Plumbers for Water Services to the Parks and Playgrounds within this area in accordance with the Planned & Specification prepared by the Engineer extended to Monday the 20th inst. at 4 p.m. such prices to be submitted at the next Ordinary Meeting of the Council for consideration.” Seconded by Ald. Goddard and carried.

With this amendment and addition Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved as a covering motion “That the report of the Works Committee be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

 

4958 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was “Received”. In reply to a question the Engineer intimated that there were at present 43 men on his Staff and the King Street Stormwater Drainage Works would probably take another 4 weeks to complete.

 

4959 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 125/126 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Ryan moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted.” Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.

 

4960 Ald. Fleming Re Cost Of Hiring Road Rollers.

In reply to a question – of which notice had been given by Alderman S. A. Fleming as to the cost of hiring Road Rollers during the past four (4) years the Town Clerk furnished a Schedule (copy attached) which also gave – for the purpose of comparison – the cost of Council’s 10 to 12 ton Avery Road Roller for the previous two years. The Schedule was “Received”.

Attached Schedule.

 

Municipality Of Newtown

Town Hall Newtown 7th April 1936.

 

In reply to a question by Alderman S. A. Fleming as to the cost of hiring Road Rollers during the past four (4) years I have pleasure in furnishing the following information;-

 

Year. Hiring Costs.
1932 £ 21.1.11
1933 £ 180.6.0
1934 £ 408.8.0
1935 £ 292.12.0

 

For the purpose of comparison I also furnish the cost of Council’s 10 to 12 ton Avery Road Roller for the previous two (2) years.

Year. Wages. Fuel & Running Exes. Repairs. Depreciation. Total
1930. £ 313. £ 74. £ 36. £ 423.
1931 £ 204. £ 70. £ 100. £ 32. £ 406.

 

  1. G. Salmon. Town Clerk.

 

Questions Without Notice.

4961 Ald. Solomon Re-Payment Of Employees For Easter Holidays.

Alderman Solomon moved “That all Council’s Employees (other than the Casual Employees) receiving a fortnight’s work be paid for the Easter Holidays.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

4962 Ald. W Newnham Re Shed At No. 1 Depot.

Alderman W. P. Newnham asked if the work of erecting a shed at the No. 1 Depot at a cost of £195 had yet been commenced? The engineer replied in the negative.

4963 Mrs.   Ald. Fowler Re Men Attending Funerals.

Mrs. Ald. Fowler asked if it was the Mayor’s prerogative to take the Council’s Employees away from their work to attend a Funeral? The Mayor intimated that he had allowed two of Council’s Employees on different occasions time off to attend their friends Funerals and had also attended these Funerals himself using the Parlour Coach. A discussion ensued as to whether Employees should be paid for the time off granted to attend Funerals and it was decided that the matter was one which should be left to the discretion of the Mayor for the time being.

4964 Ald. Fleming Re Leak In Wellington St.

Ald. Fleming asked whether the water leak in Wellington St. had yet been repaired and was informed that the matter was now receiving the attention of the Water Board.

4965 Ald. Solomon Re-Garden Plot At Inter. Wilson St. & Erskineville Rd.

In reply to a question by Alderman Solomon the Engineer intimated that the improvements to the Garden Plot at the intersection of Wilson. Street & Erskineville Rd. were now in progress.

4966 Ald. Fleming Re Renewal of Street Names.

Ald. Fleming drew attention that the names of certain Streets required renewing. The Mayor intimated that if the Aldermen would submit lists of any Street Names required they would receive attention.

4967 Ald. Fleming Re Motor Bus Seats.

Ald. Fleming asked when the Motor Bus Seats at the side of the side of the Town Hall would be repaired? The Mayor intimated that the letter had been forwarded to the Motor Bus Proprietor and a further communication would be forwarded to him next day.

4968 Ald. Sheehan Re Police Box At Inter. Edgeware & Enmore Rds.

Ald. Sheehan drew attention that the Police Box at the intersection of Edgeware & Enmore Rds. which was sanctioned sometime since had not yet been erected.

4969 Ald. Porter Re Electric Light Poles On Erskineville Rd. Footpath.

Ald. Porter asked when the posts would be removed from the Erskineville Road Footpath? The Mayor said he would forwarded reminder to the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd.

4970 Ald. Collyer Re Lighting Of Darley St.

Ald. Collyer asked that the Lighting Committee inspect Darley St. with a view to erecting additional lights between King St. and Edgeware Rd.

4971 Ald. Sheehan Re Goodsell St. Footpath.

Ald. Sheehan asked that the Works Committee inspect the footpath at Goodsell St. the Mayor intimated that the matters referred to would receive his attention and he would endeavour to have the Goodsell Street Footpath placed in order as ordinary Maintenance Work.

 

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 21st day of April 1936 at 7.30pm.

 

Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk           H. Dunshea, Mayor.

 

 

Tuesday 21st day of April 1936.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 21st day of April 1936 at 7.30pm.

 

Present.

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

 

Apology.

An apology was received and accepted from Alderman Roberts who was absence through ill-health.

 

Minutes.

Each Member of the Council having received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting His Worship the Mayor submitted them for approval when Alderman Sheehan drew attention that he had moved the Resolution asking for a Conference between the Officers of the Transport and Police Departments – and the Newtown Council the rearrangement of Traffic on the Newtown Bridge and not Alderman Solomon as stated in the Minutes. Ald. Goddard Moved, “That with this alteration the Minutes be taken as read and confirmed and signed.” Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried.

 

Correspondence.

Return Thanks.

Letter from the family of the late Mr. Wm. Walter Newnham thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.

4972 F. M. Burke M.L.A. (A) Corridor trams on Erskineville Line. (B) Sunday Sport.

Letters per favour of F. M. Burke M.L.A. relative to

(a) The placing of Corridor Trams on the Erskineville Tram Route.

(b) The continuation of Municipal Control over Sunday Sport

and intimating that both these matters would receive his attention.

Ald. Ryan moved “That the letters be “Received” and Mr. Burke be thanked for his attention to the matters.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

4973 R. S. & S. Leag. Re Persons Sitting Around Soldiers Mem. N.P.S.

Letter from the Returned Soldiers & Sailors League Newtown Branch asking that the nuisance caused by person sitting around the Soldiers Memorial at the Newtown Public School be abated. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and it be left in the hands of His Worship the Mayor to erect a suitable railing around the Soldiers Memorial if the consent of the Director of Education can be obtained.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

4974 Manly Council Re “Daylight Saving”

Letter from the Manly Council asking co-operation in an endeavour to have a “Daylight Saving Act passed by Parliament. “Received”.

4975 Main Rds. Dept. Re E.L. Poles on Erskineville Rd. Footpath.

Letter from the Main Roads Department intimating that the cost of removing the Electric Light Poles on the Erskineville Road footpath to the kerbline would be £34/7/2 and stating that it is considered advisable to defer the matter till the present poles are due for replacement when the removal of same could be carried out without cost. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that as this portion of Erskineville Road footpath was widened by the Main Roads Dept. The Electric Light Poles which by such widening now cause an obstruction should at the time of widening have been removed from the centre of the footpath and placed on the kerb line and again asking that the work of removing these poles be carried out without further delay.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

4976 Social Credit Movement Of N.S.W. Re Douglas Social Credit System.

Letter from the Secretary of the Social Credit Movement of N.S.W. advocating the Douglas Social Credit System. “Received”.

4977 Education Dept. Re Guttering Australia St. Inf. School.

Letter from the Education Department intimating that the defective guttering at the Australia Street Kindergarten School should be repaired by the Department’s Staff as requested by this Council. “Received”.

4978 Employees Union Re List Of Employees.

Letter from the Secretary of the Federated Municipal & Shire Councils Employees’ Union of Aus. asking for a full list of the Employees of this Council together with their Postal Addresses and Classification. Ald. W. P. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and the request complied with.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4979 Marrickville Council Re Hole in Enmore Rd.

Letter from the Marrickville Council asking that a hole in Enmore Road near Stanmore Road within the Marrickville Municipality be repaired under this Council’s Main Roads Maintenance Scheme. The Town Clerk intimated that the Main Roads Dept. had authorised this work to be carried out by the Newtown Council and His Worship the Mayor had issued instructions accordingly. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the action of the Mayor be endorsed.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4980 Illuminating Engineering Soc. Re Street Lighting.

Letter from the Secretary of the Illuminating Engineering Society of Aus. covering a report on Street Lighting. It was resolved “That the communication be “Received” and laid upon the table”.

4981 Mercantile Mutual Ins. Co. Re T. Campbell.

Letter from the Mercantile Mutual Insurance Co. Ltd. intimating that the legal action taken by Thomas Campbell against this Council was not successful; the award being given in favour of the Newtown Council. “Received”.

4982 Katoomba Council Re Sports Tournament At Katoomba.

Letter from the Katoomba Council inviting the attendance of the Members of the Council to a Sports Tournament to be held at Katoomba from the 1st to the 3rd May 1936. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and as many as possible attend. Seconded by Alderman Goddard and carried.

4983 H.T. Kinninmont Re Subdivision Plan Of Land 54/60 Enmore Rd.

Application from H. T. Kinninmont for Council’s approval of Subdivision Plan of Land Nos. 54- 60 Enmore Rd. The Engineer having reported that the Subdivision Plan as submitted was in accordance with the provisions of the Local Govt. Act Ald. Ryan moved “That approval as desired be granted.” Seconded by Ald. Goddard and carried.

4984 E.L. & P.S. Coren Ltd. Re New Standard Spec. For Overhead Line Construct.

Letter from the Chief Engineer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. thanking Council for its kind offer of a copy of the new Standard Specification for Overhead Line Construction and intimating that the Company had already a copy in its office. “Received”.

4985 Scanlan’s New Neon Ltd. Re Sign King & Queen Sts.

Letter from the Secretary of Scanlan’s New Neon Ltd. Making application for Council’s approval of the erection of a Neon Sign over the roof at the cnr. Of King and Queen Sts. Newtown. Ald. Ryan moved “That the application be “Received” and referred to the Works Committee for report.” Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.

4986 Warner & Curtis Re Permanent To Play Music.

Letter from P. J. Warner and F. G. Curtis making application for renewal of the permit to play in the Streets within this area once every three weeks. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted for the further period of three months.” Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and carried.

4987 T. A. Riddell Re Alterations 141/5 Enmore Rd.

Letter from T. A. Riddell making application for an extension of time for 3 weeks in which to renew the rear elevation to Belmore Lane of premises 141/5 Enmore Rd. (Which are used for the storage of timber) with a wooden frame covered with Galvanised Iron. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and an extension of time for 3 weeks be granted by the Applicant be notified that on account of the serious Fire risk involved by the storage of timber – any alterations to the building in question must be carried out with substantial Fire- proof outer walls of brick as decided by this Council on the 25/10/34 so as to as far as possible minimise the fire risk to adjacent buildings.”

Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler.

Amendment moved by Alderman F. A. Newnham “that the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Ald. W. P. Newnham and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

4988 Kuring gai Council Re “Residential Flats”

Letter from the Municipality of Kuring-gai asking co-operation in an effort to have the recommendations of the Building Advisory Committee Re “Residential Flats” approved by the Local Government Dept. forthwith. “Received”.

4989 H. C. Chevell Re Improvements At 116/122 Australia St.

Letter from H. C. Chevell intimating that the improvements ordered to his Galvanising Works at 116/122 Australia Street Newtown were being carried out by the Sears Heating & Ventilating Company and would be completed in about three weeks. “Received”.

4990 Mercantile Mutual Ins. Co. Re Boiler At Incinerator.

Letter from the Mercantile Mutual Insurance Co. Ltd. certifying that the Boiler at the Incinerator Depot was still in good order and condition. “Received”.

4991 Police Dept. Re Traffic Etc. On Newtown Bdge.

Letter from the Police Dept. Traffic Branch and from the Secretary for Road Transport intimating that Council’s request for a conference in connection with the re-arrangement of Tramway Stopping Places and traffic generally on the Newtown Bridge will receive consideration. “Received”.

4992 R. P. Hitchen Re Holiday Leave.

Application from R. P. Hitchen Deputy Town Clerk asking for two weeks of his Annual Holiday Leave as from the 4th May next. “Received” and granted.

4993 Incinerator Foreman Re Holiday Leave.

Application from B. Shilton Foreman that the Incinerator Depot for his three weeks Annual Holiday leave and also one week of the current year’s Holiday Leave to permit him to visit his Parents in Queensland. “Received” and granted.

4994 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”

4995 Campbell & Kinsella Re Brooms.

Letter from Messrs Campbell & Kinsella Broom Manufacturers intimating that they had disposed of their business to the Firm of Samuel Taylor Ltd. “Received”.

4996 P. F. Brady Re Brooms.

Letter from E. F. Brady late Employee of the Firm of Campbell & Kinsella intimating that he is prepared to supply brooms similar in size and quality to those obtained by the Council from his late Employers Messrs. Campbell & Kinsella at six pence per dozen cheaper. This letter was supported by a letter from the Secretary of the N.S.W. United Society of Brushmakers certifying that the conditions at P. F. Brady’s factory were entirely satisfactory to the Union. Council’s Health Inspector recommended that a trial order of 3 dozen brooms be given to P. F. Brady. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letters & Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and the recommendation of the Health Inspector Re a trial order of 3 dozen brooms be approved.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4997 A. S. Adey & Ors. Re Condition Of Lord Street.

A Petition from A. S. Adey A. M. Brannon and 60 other residents of Lord Street in full Newtown was to hand praying that remedial measures be it once taken to prevent the filthy conditions of dust and mud obtaining in Lord St. caused by clay being transported along this Street by heavily laden Motor Lorries. Ald. Collyer moved “That the Petition be “Received” and the work of re-laying the gutters of Lord Street in concrete at an estimated cost of £410 already approved by the Council be proceeded with it once and the Street closed during progress of this work against the heavy traffic of Lorries laden with clay complained of. Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and carried.

 

Reports

4998 Finance Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 21st inst. as contained on folio 287 of the Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of Accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation

amounting to                                                                  £2742-15-10 and payment of Accounts passed that Evening.                        1601-3-5

Total payments from the General Fund since last Meeting £4343-19-3

 

The Monthly Financial Statement of the Gen Fund was submitted and closed a Credit Balance of £7565/2/10.

 

It was further recommended that the rates on the land recently purchased by the Council for children’s Playgrounds amounting to £17/4/-be “Written off” the Rate Book as recommended on folio 287 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book as the use lands are now Public Reserves and therefore no longer rateable.   Ald. F. A. Newnham 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. Ryan and carried.

4999 Lighting Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor as Chairman of the Lighting Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 20th inst. as contained on folio 366 of the Committees ‘Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 2 incl.

Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the Lighting Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

5000 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight together with an Addendum which recommended that sufficient soil that the proposed Garden Plots be purchased from W. Bishop at 6/-per cubic yard; the established quantity being 50 cubic yards. Ald. Ryan moved “That the Engineer’s Report and Addendum be “Received” and adopted and the recommendation be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

5001 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 126/7 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” – the applications mentioned in paragraph 4 be granted – and the recommendation in paragraph 6 be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. Goddard and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice.

5002 Ald. Solomon Re-Framed Letter To Police Insp. Miller.

Under this heading Alderman Solomon moved “That a letter under the Corporate Seal of the Council be handed to Police Inspector J. H. Miller expressing appreciation of his services whilst in charge of No. 5 – Newtown Police Division and congratulating him upon his new appointment and that a letter expressing appreciation of Police Inspector J. H. Minimum’s while in charge of the No. 5 Police Division be forwarded to the Commissioner of Police.” Seconded by Alderman F. Newnham and carried.

Ald. Solomon moved “That a letter of welcome be forwarded to Inspector Miller’s successor Inspector P. Crough.” Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried.

5003 Ald. Sheehan Re Temporary Employees On Engineer’s Staff.

Ald. Sheehan asked that the temporary Employees were at present on the engineer’s Staff. The Engineer supplied the names of such Employees and Alderman Sheehan asked why some received longer terms of employment than others. The Mayor intimated that he had used his discretion in this matter and was guided by the exigencies of the Employees circumstances.

5004 Ald. Fleming Re Seats Used By Motor Bus Passengers At Side Of Town Hall.

Ald. Fleming asked if the seats used by Motor Bus Passengers had yet been replaced at the side of the Town Hall? The Mayor replied in the negative.

5005 Ald. Porter Re Illuminated Sign On Newtown Railway Station.

Ald. Porter moved “That a letter be forwarded to the Secretary for Railways asking that an Electrically Illuminated Sign be installed under the awning of the footpath in front of the Newtown Railway Station with the words “Newtown Railway Station” thereon to guide the Public to the Booking Office.” Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and carried.

5006 Ald. Sheehan Re Telephone Accommodation At Newtown Railway Station.

Alderman Sheehan moved “That a letter be forwarded to the Federal Member of Parliament for this district (J. S. Garden M.H.R.) calling attention to the inadequacy of the Telephone Accommodation at the Newtown Railway Station on Sundays when only one Public Telephone was available and that was often “Out of Order” through being surcharged with coins and asking that the Postal Authorities be asked to have at least two Public Telephones at the Newtown Railway Station available on Sundays and to keep them clear of coins so that they will remain available to the Public during the whole of the Day.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

5007 Ald. Ryan Re-Name “King St.” On Newtown Bdge.

Ald. Ryan asked that the name “King Street” be placed on the Newtown Bridge.

5008 Ald. W. Newnham Re Holes In Enmore Rd.

Ald. W. P. Newnham asked that the holes in Enmore Road at Bailey St. and Marion St. be properly repaired also opposite the Reiby Garage.

5009 Ald. W. Newnham Re Loose Top-Dressing In Phillip Street.

Ald. W. P. Newnham asked that the loose top dressing in Phillip Street which caused objectionable dust be removed at once.

5010 Mrs. Ald. Fowler Re Drain At Cnr. Newman & Union Sts.

Mrs. Ald. Fowler asked that the drain at the cnr of Newman & Union Streets be placed in a proper state of repair.

5011 Ald. Porter Re Drain at Inter. Federation Rd. & Robert St.

Ald. Porter asked that the coverings on the drain at the intersection of Federation Rd. and Robert St. be secured to prevent the removal by Children etc.

5012 Ald. Fleming Re Bars Over Entrance To Dangerous Drains.

Ald. Fleming asked that bars be placed at the entrance to dangerous drains to protect Children playing in the vicinity from being carried into them by stormwaters.

5013 Ald. Solomon Re-Wood blocks For N.M.R.M.

Ald. Solomon asked that any surplus wood blocks be made available to the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement the distribution during the Winter Months.

His Worship the Mayor intimated that the various requests of the Aldermen would receive his attention.

5014 Mrs. Ald. Fowler Re Water’s Services To Parks & Play-grounds.

Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the Council do now resolved into “Committee of the Whole” for the purpose of considering Tenders for Water Services to Hollis Park and Children’s Playgrounds.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

 

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole Tenders had been open for the laying of Water Services to Hollis Park and Children’s Playgrounds etc.” 6 Tenders were received and your Committee now recommends the acceptance of the following Tenders for the laying of Water Services in accordance with the Plans & Specifications prepared by the Engineer; –

 

H. Green Hollis Park £ 32/17/-
W. H. Delve Albemarle St. Playground & Angel St. Playground.  

 

£ 15/7/6

D. Reid & Sons Sarah Square Reserve £   4/13/3

 

Your Committee further recommends “That it be left in the hands of the media to obtain prices and to have the work carried out of laying on the Water to the Garden Plot at the intersection of Erskineville Road & Wilson St.”

Ald. Ryan moved “That the report of the “Committee of the Whole Council” be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. W. P. Newnham and 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 5th day of May 1936.

 

Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk           H. Dunshea, Mayor.

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