Tuesday 5th day of May 1936.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 5th day of May 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 Aldermen Ryan, Collyer, Sheehan, F. A. Newnham, Fleming, Porter, Solomon and Goddard.

 

Apology.

An Apology was received and accepted from Alderman Roberts who was absent through ill-health.

 

Minutes.

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

Seconded by Ald. Goddard and carried.

5015 Ald. Ryan Re-Lord Street.

In speaking to the motion – complaining that the work in Lord Street had not been preceded with in accordance with the Resolution passed the previous Meeting – Alderman Ryan use the word “Stupid” which the Mayor considered offensive and inconsistent with good order and decorum; Alderman Ryan withdrew the expression and apologised and the motion was declared “Carried”.

5016 Late Mr. T. Burke.

Alderman Solomon referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr. Thomas Burke who was an old and respected Resident of our Municipality and brother of F. M. Burke M.L.A.

5017 Late Mrs. E. Jordan.

Alderman F. A. Newnham referred in feeling terms to the death of Mrs. Eva Jordan an old and respected resident of 152 Station St. Newtown and it was unanimously Resolved by the Members of the Council rising in silence “That a letter of sympathy be forwarded in each instance to the relatives of the deceased.”

 

Correspondence.

5018 Return Thanks.

Letter from Mrs. K. Ibbotson thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.

5019 Police Insp. P. Crough Re-Letter Of Welcome.

Letter from Police Inspector P. Crough thanking Council for letter of welcome to the position of Inspector in Charge of the Newtown No. 5 Police Division. “Received”.

5020 J. S. Garden MHR. Re Telephone Facilities At New Railway Station.

Letter from J. S. Garden M.H.R. intimating that he will bring the matter of inadequate Telephone facilities at the Newtown Railway Station under the notice of the Postmaster General. “Received” and Mr. Garden be thanked for his attention to the matter.

5021 Premier’s Dept. Re Corridor Trams on Erskineville Route.

Letter from the Under Secretary Premier’s Dept. Per favour of F. M. Burke M.L.A. intimating that the matter of providing the new Corridor type of Trams on the Erskineville Tram Route will receive consideration. “Received” and Mr. Burke to be thanked for his attention to the matter.

5022 Rd. Transport & Tramways Re Rearrangement Of Tram Stops Etc. On Newtown Bdge.

Letter from the Secretary Department of Road Transport & Tramways intimating that District Superintendent Sherring will represent that Department at the proposed Conference in connection with the re-arrangement of Tramway Stopping Places and Traffic generally on the Newtown Bridge. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and it be left in the hands of the Mayor to arrange for a Meeting of the Conference during the ensuing week; His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) Aldermen Ryan, Sheehan and Goddard to attend the Conference as representatives from this Council.”

5023 Police Dept. Re-Letter of Appreciation.

Letter from the Police Department thanking Council for letter of appreciation of Police Inspector J. H. Miller’s services whilst in charge of the Newtown No. 5 Police Division. “Received”.

5024 A. Gas. Light Co. Re Distrib. Of Coke to N.M.R.M.

Letter from the Secretary of the Australian Gas Light Co. intimating that the matter of free distribution of Coke amongst deserving Bodies during the Winter Months would receiving consideration during the month of May. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer thanked.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

5025 L. McDonnell Re Parking Of Cars In Enmore Road.

Letter from L. McDonnell complaining of the parking of Motor Cars in the Evening in front of his business premises 109 Enmore Rd. Newtown to the detriment of his business. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and the complaint referred to the Inspector of Police with an intimation that as similar complaints had been made previously the Council would be pleased if a firm stand is taken in this matter so as to prevent any repetition of the nuisance complained of.” Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried.

5026 Benevolent Soc. Of N.S.W. Re Subscription.

Letter from the Benevolent Society of N.S.W. soliciting a subscription for the current year. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee for report.” Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

5027 Hospital Sat. Fund Re Annual Collection.

Letter from the Secretary Hospital Saturday Fund asking permission to defer the Annual Collection to Friday the 26th June next. Ald. Porter moved “That the letter be “Received” and the request complied with.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

5028 Education Dept. Re Railing Around Soldiers Memorial.

Letter from the Department of Education intimating that Council’s request for permission to place a railing around the Soldiers Memorial at the corner of King & Newman Sts. Newtown will receive consideration. “Received”.

5029 Railway Dept. Re Electric Sign In Front Of Newtown Railway Station.

Letter from the Railway Department intimating that Council’s request for an electrically Illuminated Sign to be installed over the footpath in front of the Newtown Railway Station with the words “Newtown Railway Station” thereon is receiving consideration. “Received”.

5030 Fed. Mun. & Shire Council Employees Re Names & Addresses.

Letter from the Hon. J. Tyrrell Secretary Federated Municipal & Shire Council Employees Union of Aus. thanking Council for furnishing the list of its Employees with their Addresses and Classification. “Received”.

5031 N.M.R.M. Re Supply Of Woodblocks.

Letter from Mrs. M. Swift Secretary of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement asking for a supply of woodblocks to be made available for distribution amongst the Members of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement during the Winter Months. Ald. Solomon moved “that the letter be “Received” and it be left in the hands of the Mayor to comply with the request as far as possible.” Seconded by Ald. Porter.

During the discussion which ensued Alderman Ryan asked why fire wood was purchased when Council had such a large stock of Woodblocks available for Firewood. The Engineer intimated that only a small quantity of Wood was purchased for the starting fires and the boiling of water for the Workmen’s Meals and the motion was declared carried.

5032 Alex. Sub- Branch Aust. Railways Union Re “Transport Amendment Act”.

Letter from the Secretary of the Alexandria Sub- Branch of the Australian Railways Union asking co-operation in opposing the passing of the Bill nine and as “Transport Amendment Act” as the provisions were inimical to the best interests of the Railway Employees. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the letter be “Received” co-operation as desired be granted and the Members of Parliament for this district be requested to strenuously oppose the passing of the Building in question as it is endeavouring to take away the many concessions gained by the Railway & Tramway Employees since the year 1917.” Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

 

Reports.

5033 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 4th inst. as contained on folios. 367/368 of the Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 19 incl. Ald. W. P. Newnham moved “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and its recommendations be considered seriatim.” Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

Upon recommendation No. 9 being submitted Alderman Sheehan moved as an amendment “That no temporary Galvanised Iron Fences be erected around the Angel & Albemarle Street Playgrounds.” Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and lost.

Upon recommendation No. 17 being submitted it was directed that the word “Verbal” be placed before the word “Report” where it is first mentioned and the words “A Written” be placed before the word “Report” where it is mentioned that the second time in the recommendation.

The written report of the Engineer (L. J. Kelly) was then submitted which disclose that the Engineer in charge of the Excavations for Drainage Works at Marrickville (Mr. Harmer) had taken steps to eliminate the nuisance complained of in Lord St. as far as possible by discharging the employees whose Motor Trucks were found faulty and if the nuisance was not abated would also make a recommendation that the Council be given £1 per day for the cleansing of Lord Street and under the foregoing circumstances Council might consider it advisable to eliminate the depressions in the existing gutters by treating them with asphaltic concrete at an estimated cost of say £30 which would deal with the trouble efficiently for the probable life of the Carriageway.\

Ald. Ryan moved as an amendment “That the gutters be proceeded with in Lord St. as previously decided by the Council.” Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and lost.

The recommendation of the Works Committee was then submitted and declared “Carried”.

Upon recommendation No. 19 being submitted Ald. Fleming moved as an amendment “That the lowest tender that of W. H. Mellis Cnr. Of Wilson & Brown Streets Newtown at £11 for repairs to 2 Scavenging Carts be accepted.” Seconded by Ald. Goddard and carried.

Ald. F. A. Newnham moved as a covering motion “That the Works Committee’s Report with the amendments as directed be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

 

5034 Engineer’s Report.

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

 

5035 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 128/9 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 prosecution be proceeded with as recommended in paragraph 3.” Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice.

5036 Ald. F. Newnham Re Tablet On Albemarle St. Playground.

Under this heading Alderman F. A. Newnham moved “That a Tablet be placed on the Albemarle Street Playground expressing appreciation of the valuable efforts of Ald. S. A. Fleming in inaugurating Children’s Playgrounds within this area and the Parks & Playgrounds Committee be requested to report upon the nature and wording of such Tablet or Recognition.” Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

Ald. Fleming expressed thanks for the honour the Council proposed confer upon him.

5037 Ald. F. Newnham Re Lord Street.

Ald. F. A. Newnham asked where the measures recommended by the Engineer for the elimination of the trouble in Lord Street in full to be regarded as a temporary expedient only. The Mayor replied in the affirmative.

5038 Ald. S. Fleming Re Persons being “X-Rayed”.

Ald. S. A. Fleming gave notice that he would move at the next Meeting of the Council “That the Minister for Public Health be requested to bring before the Government a recommendation to introduce Legislation making it compulsory for every person to be “X-Rayed” thoroughly as this Council believes if this humane method is given effect to by an Act of Parliament many diseases could be arrested and there early stages and the save the lives of many Unfortunates.

5039 Ald. Sheehan Re Local Govt. Assn. Of N.S.W.

Ald. Sheehan gave notice that he would move at the next Meeting of the Council “That this Council withdraw its affiliation with the Local Government Association of N.S.W.”

5040 Ald. Ryan Re-Parks & Playgrounds.

Ald. Ryan gave notice that he would ask at the next Meeting of the Council “what is the cost to date of the levelling etc. of Parks & Playgrounds for the current year.”?

5041 Ald. W. Newnham Re Water To Garden Plot Wilson St.

Ald. W. P. Newnham asked what arrangements had been made for laying on the water to the Garden Plot at the corner of Wilson St. and Erskineville Rd.? His Worship the Mayor intimated that the lowest tender that of W. H. Delve at £2 without Copper Pipe and £2/12/6 with Copper Pipe had been accepted and the work had been completed.

5042 Presentation Of Letter Under the Corporate Seal To Insp. J. H. Miller.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) then presented Police Inspector J. H. Miller (who was accompanied by his Wife and Son) with a Framed Letter under the Corporate Seal of the Council expressing grateful appreciation of the courteous and tactful manner in which he had discharged the important duties of his Office whilst in charge of the Newtown No. 5 Police Division and also of the King practical interest displayed by him in all Public and Charitable Movements within this area during his tenure of office.

Police Inspector J. H. Miller having a suitably responded.

 

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 19th day of May at 7.30pm.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday the 19th of May 1936.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 19th day of May 1936 at 7.30pm.

 

Present.

The Deputy Mayor (Ald. W. P. Newnham J. P.) Mrs. Alderman Fowler and Aldermen Ryan, Goddard, Solomon, F. A. Newnham, Sheehan and Porter.

 

Apologies.

Apologies were received and accepted from His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) and Aldermen Roberts and Fleming all of whom were absence through ill-health; also from Alderman A. J. Collyer J.P. to whom such “Leave of Absence” was granted as he may require during the next three months owing to his duties taking him away from the City intermittently.

 

Presiding By Deputy Mayor.

In the absence through sickness of His Worship the Mayor the Deputy Mayor (Ald. W. P. Newnham J.P.) presided.

5043 Late Shirley O’Brien.

Alderman Solomon referred in feeling terms to the tragic and sudden death through a motor Accident of little Shirley O’Brien daughter of Mrs. Iris O’Brien.

5044 Late G. Rowlands.

5045 Late E. Carrabott.

Mrs. Alderman Fowler and Alderman F. A. Newnham referred to the death of Mr. George Rollins the gifted Industrial Advocate and Alderman Porter referred to the death of Mr. Edward B. J. Carrabott son of Mrs. Rush of 1 Holmwood St. Newtown and it was unanimously Resolved by the Members of the Council rising in silence “That letters of sympathy be forwarded in each instance to the relatives of the deceased.”

 

Correspondence.

5046 Return Thanks.

Letter from E. Jordan thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.

5047 Ryde Council Re Metropolitan Municipal & Shire Assn.

Letter from the Ryde Council asking co-operation in an effort to create a Metropolitan Municipal & Shire Assn. by the appointment of two Delegates to attend a General Meeting to be held on Thursday the 4th prox. at 8pm in the Chamber of Manufacturers Buildings Room 2 12 O’Connell St. Sydney. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the letter be “Received” and two Delegates be appointed from this Council to learn (without committing the Council in anyway) the views of the Conference and report back to a subsequent Meeting of the Council.” Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried.

Ald. Solomon moved “That the Delegates be His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) and Alderman T. Sheehan J.P.).”   Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

5048 Local Govt. Suprn. Brd. Re L. G. Superan. Act.

Letter from the President of the Local Government Superannuation Brd. Covering details of the cost to Council and Council’s Employees for extending to them the benefits of the Local Government Superannuation Act. Mrs. Alderman Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” and its consideration deferred to future Meeting of the Council;   In the meantime a copy of the details to be furnished to each Alderman.” Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried.

5049 E. L. & P .S. Corpn. Re High Tension Elec. Cables.

Letter from the Chief Engineer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. intimating that the high tension Electric Cable used by the Corpn. is double-steel armoured both Underground and on the poles and in addition has a jute serving of double-Hessian compound above and below such steel armour. A sample of the cable used was also submitted for the Aldermen’s information. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer thanked for the information furnished and informed that this Council is satisfied with the safety of the cable as submitted.” Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham and carried.

5050 Central Illawarra Shire Re Increase Food Relief.

Letter from the Central Illawarra Shire Council asking co-operation in an endeavour to have the Food Relief issued to the Unemployed in this State increase to at least the Victorian Scale of Allowance and arrangements made for the prompt issue of Blankets at the local police Station is to deserving cases.” Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham and carried.

5051 Newtown School Of Arts Re Subsidy.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown School of Arts applying for renewal of the subsidy to the Library similar to previous years. Capital was resolved on the recommendation of the Finance Committee “That the application be “Received” and a subsidy of £25 be granted similar to previous years provided the amount is expended entirely on the purchase of books for the Library to be mainly of an educational character.”

5052 M.W.S. & D. Brd. Re Supply Of Water To Children’s Playgrounds.

Letter from the Secretary of the M. Water S. & D. Board intimating that water will be supplied free to the Children’s Playgrounds and Reserves within this area and a Meter will only be necessary in connection with Hollis Park. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Board thanked for its action in this matter.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

5053 Waverley Council Re Elimination Of Contribs. To Fire Board.

Letter from the Waverley Council relative to the elimination of contributions payable to the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. by Constituent Councils in the Sydney Fire District and asking that a Delegate be appointed to represent this Council on a Deputation which is to wait upon the Government at an early date. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) be appointed as the Delegate to represent this Council on the Deputation.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

5054 Fire Brigades Assn. Re Excessive Hours Of Fire Brigades.

Letter from the Secretary of the Fire Brigades Assn. Of N.S.W. bringing under Council’s Notice the excessive hours worked by Fire Brigade Employees and asking for cooperation in an effort to secure reasonable improvements in the Firemen’s conditions. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.

5055 Bankstown Council Re Homes Erected Under Unemployment Trust Scheme.

Letter from the Bankstown Council asking co-operation in an effort to bring about the abolition of the present Rent Paying Method by the Occupiers of Homes erected under the Unemployment Trust Scheme by enabling the Occupants to affect improvements to the properties in lieu of the payment of rent. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” co-operation as desired be granted – and the matter be brought under the notice of the Members of Parliament for this district with a view to assisting the Municipality of Bankstown in its efforts.” Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.

5056 Deaf & Dumb Instit. Re Cake & Scone Competition.

Application from Miss N. Frost for the use of the Town Hall on the Afternoon of Tuesday the 18th August next the purpose of holding a Cake & Scone Competition in aid of the funds of the N.S.W. Institution for the Death Dumb & Blind. Ald. Ryan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

5057 Electricity Supply Joint Com. Re County Council.

Letter from the Secretary of the Electricity Supply Joint Committee intimating that the request of this Council for the Constitution of a County Council to take over the operations of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. cannot be proceeded with as it has not received the unanimous support of the 5 Councils concerned. “Received”.

5058 Petition Re Dust Nuisance At Phillip St.

A Petition was received from Mrs. F. Fearn Mrs. R. Quintal and 39 other residents of Phillip St. Newtown asking that remedial measures be at is’s once taken to eliminate the dust nuisance caused by the authorisation of the gravel recently used for top dressing this Street. Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the petition be “Received” and the matter be referred to the Engineer for immediate attention.” Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham and carried.

 

Reports.

5059 Finance Com Report.

The Deputy Mayor (Ald. W. P. Newnham J.P.) as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 19th inst. As contained on folios 288/9 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of Accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation since last Meeting amounting to                                                   £ 2558-8-5

The Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was submitted and disclosed a credit balance of £9825/14/7.

 

It was further recommended – (a) That the Secretary of the Benevolent Society of N.S.W. be informed that it is regretted a subscription cannot be made for the current year. (b). That the sum of £25 be granted to the Newtown School of Arts as a subsidy for the current year; to be expended on Library Books mainly on an Educational character. (c) That the Town Hall be let for Dances etc. as particularised on folios 288/9 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book.

Ald. Goddard moved “That the Finance Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted the Monthly Financial Statement laid upon the table and all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham and carried.

5060 Parks & Playgrounds Com.

The Deputy Mayor (Ald. W. P. Newnham J.P.) as Chairman submitted a report of a Meeting of the Parks & Playgrounds Committee held on the 19th inst. As contained on folio 368 of the Committee’s Report Book which recommended (a). “That prices be invited for the supply of say 100 cub. yards of Sandy Loam for Hollis Park; to be submitted to the Parks & Playgrounds committee for consideration and report. (b). That the matter of erecting a suitable Tablet at the Albemarle Street Playground in honour of Alderman S. A. Fleming who inaugurated Children’s Playgrounds within this area together with the letter from Ald. S. A. Fleming regarding the Albemarle Street Playground be referred to a “Committee of the Whole Council for consideration and report.” Ald. Solomon moved “That the report of the Parks & Playgrounds Committee be “Received” and adopted.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

5061 Report Of Conference Re Amalgamation Of N.C.A.S. With N.M.R.M.

A report was submitted of the Conference held on the 7th inst. Relative to the amalgamation of the Newtown Citizens Aid Society with the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement which recommended “That the matter of the amalgamation of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement and the Newtown Citizens Aid Society has been considered at a Conference held at the Town Hall Newtown at

3-30pm. on Thursday the 7th day of May 1936 when the Citizens Aid Society intimated that it did not desire to amalgamate but preferred to continue under its own rules until the funds on hand are exhausted.” It was further recommended that the Chief Secretary be notified of the result of the Conference.

Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the report of the Conference be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.” Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and carried.

5062 Conference Re Re-arrangement of Tramway Stopping Places & Traffic Gen. on Newtown Bdge.

A Report was submitted of a Conference held on the 14th inst. to consider the re-arrangement of Tramway Stopping Places and Traffic generally on the Newtown Railway Bridge when Please Inspectors Stanton and Carney represented the Traffic Branch of the Police Dept. and Superintendent P. Timmoney represented the Department of Road Transport & Tramways.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) presided and was supported by Ald. T. Sheehan and Alderman I. E. Ryan. An apology was received and accepted from Alderman Goddard.

The Conference recommended:

  1. Elimination of the stopping place on the centre of the Newtown Bdge for all Trams.
  2. Establishment of a “Conditional” Stopping Places for City-bound Tram is at Eliza St.
  3. All Trams to Enmore to stop at the Bank Hotel and next stop to be Station St.
  4. All Trams from Enmore to stop south of the pedestrian traffic lines across Enmore Rd. at Turtle’s Corner and then proceed across the Bridge to the conditional Stop at Eliza Street or the Posts Office stop.
  5. City-bound Tram is from the St Peters to similarly stop at Turtle’s Corner and then to the Post Office stop.
  6. Trams bound for St Peters to stop at the Bank Hotel and next stop to be Newman St. As at present.

and your Representatives now recommend that these alterations be given a trial.

Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the report of the Conference be “Received” and adopted its recommendations be carried into effect – and copies of the report be forwarded to the Police Traffic Branch and the Department of Road Transport & Tramways.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

 

5063 Engineer’s Report.

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

 

5064 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 129/130 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved and quote “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted.” Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and carried.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice.

5065 Ald. Fleming Re Persons being X-Rayed.

Alderman Fleming requested that the consideration of the Motion standing in his name relative to the introduction of Legislation making it compulsory for every person to be X-Rayed be deferred till the next Meeting of the Council.

Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That Alderman Fleming’s request Re the deferred consideration of the motion standing in his name be granted.” Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

5066 Ald. Sheehan Re Local Government Assn. Of N.S.W.

Ald. T. Sheehan requested that the consideration of the motion standing in his name “that this Council withdraw its affiliation with the Local Government Association of N.S.W. be deferred – pending the meeting called by the Ryde Council relative to the proposed creation of a “Metropolitan Municipal & Shire Assn.”

Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That Alderman Sheehan’s request be granted and the consideration of his motion deferred accordingly.” Seconded by Ald. Goddard and carried.

5067 Ald. Ryan Re Costs For Parks & Playgrounds.

In reply to a question (of which notice had been given by Alderman Ryan) Re costs for the current year of Parks & Playgrounds the following information was submitted;-

 

COSTS ON PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS FROM 1ST JANUARY 1936 to DATE.

Plumbing Wages Materials Total
Albemarle Street £ 6-14-6 £110-18-0 £ 29-13-6 £ 147-6-10
Angel Street    9-3-0    64-13-10    21-12-0      95-8-10
Erskineville Road    2-17-6    34-0-0    21-9-4      58-6-10
Hollis Park 32-17-0 155-7-4      1-4-0    189-8-4
Sarah Square    4-13-3    19-3-4      7-0-4      30-16-11
£56-5-3 £384-3-4 £ 80-19-2 £ 521-7-9

 

5068 Ald. Ryan Re-Plants For Wilson St. Reserve.

Alderman Ryan asked whether the whole of the Plants mentioned in an Account passed that evening for £5/15/-had been placed on the Reserve at the intersection of Wilson Street and Erskineville Rd.? On being interrogated by the Deputy Mayor the Engineer replied in the affirmative. Ald. Ryan then asked “by whose authority was such a large sum expended on Plants for this Reserve.? The Town Clerk intimated that His Worship the Mayor would authorise such expenditure and the Plants would then be obtained by the Engineer for the gardener. Ald. Ryan subsequently asked that he be provided with a list of the Plants supplied by Messrs G. E. Bragg & Sons for this Reserve as he thought they could be supplied at a much lower figure. The Deputy Mayor said the Town Clerk with supply Alderman Ryan with this information.

 

Questions Without Notice.

5069 Mrs. Ald. Fowler Re Gutter In Newman Street.

Under this heading Mrs. Ald. Fowler asked that the Works Committee inspect the gutter on Newman St. between Angel & Gowrie Streets.

5070 Ald. Sheehan Re Gullies At Foot Of London St.

Ald. Sheehan asked that the Works Committee inspect the gullies at the foot of London St. which appeared to be an adequate for the removal of stormwaters.

5071 Ald. Solomon Re-Tramway Pole In Front Of Town Hall.

Ald. Solomon asked that the Works Committee inspect the Tramway Pole in front of the Town Hall with a view to its removal and the removal of the wires to the Electric Light Pole adjacent.

5072 Ald. Sheehan Re Widening Footpath In Front Of Town Hall.

Ald. Sheehan asked that the Works Committee consider the advisability of widening the footpath in front of the Town Hall say 3 or 4 ft.

5073 Mrs. Ald. Fowler Re Work In Lord Street.

Mrs. Ald. Fowler asked if the work at present being carried out in Lord St. was of a permanent character.? Upon being interrogated by the Deputy Mayor the Engineer explained that the concrete work being done would form portion of the permanent work to be carried out at an later date but for the time being in some of the depressions in the existing gutters would be eliminated by treating them with asphaltic concrete which would outlast the probable life of the Carriageway.

Ald. Ryan moved “That no further work be carried out in Lord Street until the Works Committee had visited same and reported to the council thereon.” Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and carried.

5074 Ald. Solomon Re-Clock On Town Hall.

Ald. Solomon asked that the Works Committee consider the advisability of installing a clock on the front elevation of the Town Hall.

Ald. Goddard moved “That the Council do now resolve into “Committee of the Whole” for the purpose of considering various matters concerning Parks & Playgrounds and Town Hall improvements.” Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham and carried.

 

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole Council” matters relative to the Parks & Playgrounds and Town Hall improvements were considered and your committee now recommends;-

 

5075 Tablet Fleming Reserve.

  1. That the specimen submitted of the proposed Tablet to be erected in honour of Alderman S. A. Fleming at the Albemarle Street in full Children’s Playground be adopted with the addition of the Town Clerk’s name and prices be obtained for the Tablet for Council’s further consideration and report.

5076 “Round About” On Albemarle St. Playground.

  1. That Alderman Fleming’s letter read the Albemarle Street Playground “Round About” Bubbler Fountain etc. be referred to the Parks & Playgrounds Committee for consideration and report.

5077 Railing Fence Around The Albemarle St. Playground.

  1. That the advisability of erecting a railway fence around the Albemarle Street Playground and placing the name “Fleming Reserve” on the Pergolas be referred to the Parks & Playgrounds Committee for report.

5078 Erection Of Concrete Wall Along The Angel St. Elevation.

  1. That the erection of a concrete wall along the Angel Street Elevation of the Playing Areas be considered by the Parks & Playgrounds Committee.

5079 Assistance By Gardener.

  1. That in the event of this Council’s Gardener requiring any assistance at the Parks and Playgrounds such assistance be provided from Workmen at present in the Council’s employee and no appointments from outside Council’s Staff be made.

5080 Repairs To Main Roof Of Town Hall.

  1. That the Architects letter re-the necessary repairs to the main roof of the Town Hall be received and Tenders be at once called for the work; the conditions to provide for (a). Copper lined gutters only. (b). A Penalty Clause for non-completion of Contract within the time agreed and that all Workmen employed directly or indirectly on the work shall be financial members of their respective Unions receiving at least full Award Rates and Conditions.

5081 Elimination Of Painting Of New Cement Work In Town Hall.

  1. That the Architects ‘advice regarding the elimination of the painting of the new cement work on the Town Hall from the present Contract be accepted and an allowance of £12 be made by the Contractor if the Architects’ opinion this amount is fair and just.

5082 Writing On To Front Windows Of Main Entrance To Town Hall.

  1. That the writing on the two Front Windows on each Side of Main Entrance to Town Hall be as suggested.

5083 Fibro Ceiling In Front Portion Of Refreshment Room.

  1. That the consideration of a new Fibro Ceiling in the front portion of the Refreshment Room at No. 5 Bedford St. and the erection of a Counter and Partition in the Engineer’s new office be deferred till the completion of the present Contract.

5084 Entrance To 5 Bedford St.

  1. That the entrance to No. 5 Bedford St. be left as at present with an additional Glass Window formed (to match the existing doors) in place of present Roller Shutter; the northern end of the existing Stair Recess to be enclosed and provided with properly constructed hinged door.

5085 New Electric Switch-Boards At 3 & 5 Bedford St.

  1. That new Electric Switch-Boards be provided at Nos. 3 and 5 Bedford St. with an additional light in the newly-enclosed Stair Recess at an estimated cost of 37/-.

Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the report of the “Committee of the Whole Council be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations Nos. 1 to 11 incl. Be carried into effect.”

 

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 2nd June 1936 at 7.30pm.

 

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

 

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