Tuesday the 2nd June 1936.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 2nd June 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, Solomon, Goddard, Roberts, Porter, F. A. Newnham and Fleming.

 

Apology.

An Apology was received and accepted from Alderman Sheehan and Alderman Collyer was absent on leave granted 19th May 1936.

 

Minutes

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

Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham and carried.

 

5086 Late Mrs. L. Reidy Late Wm. Goddard ex- Ald. Jones Late Mrs. E. Field

Late Ald. Martin Late Mrs & Miss Toohey.

Alderman Solomon referred in feeling terms to the decease of the following; – Mrs. L. Reidy of 12 Linthorpe St., ex-Alderman F. Jones – Mrs. Elizabeth Field-Wm Goddard (Brother of Alderman R. S. Goddard J. P.).

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) referred to the deaths within a fortnight of the Mother and Sister of Mr. Vincent Toohey of the Carlisle Castle Hotel Albemarle St. and Mrs. Ald. Fowler mentioned the death of Alderman N. J. Martin of the Erskineville Council 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.”

5087 Attendance Of Ald. F. B. Roberts J.P.

His Worship the Mayor expressed pleasure at the attendance of Alderman F. B. Roberts J. P. After his recent severe illness and welcomed him to the Meeting of the Council. Ald. Roberts suitably responded.

 

Correspondence.

5088 Return Thanks.

Letter from Mrs. G. Burke & Family thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.

5089 Enmore Activity School Re Formation Of A Vocational Guidance Com.

Letter from F. H. Kingsell Principle of the Enmore Activity School Metropolitan Rd. Asking permission to address the Council to advocate the formation of a Vocational Guidance Committee in connection with the School. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and permission as desired be granted Mr. Kingsell to address the Council for 10 minutes. Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

His Worship the Mayor then invited Mr. Kingsell to address the Council Meeting.

Mr. Kingsell explained that it was his desire to form a Vocational Guidance Committee of representatives from the surrounding Municipalities to assist in placing youths from the Activity School in suitable employment and to that end as the Activity School was situated in this Municipality and invited the co-operation of the Newtown Council to inaugurate the Committee. Mr. Kingsell further explained the details of the School work and invited the Members of the Council to attend the School in Metropolitan Rd. and inspect the excellent arrangements and Plants provided by the Public Instruction Department for his work. Ald. Roberts moved “That having heard the address of Mr Kingsell his Worship the Mayor arrange a Public Meeting to be called for a suitable date to advocate the formation of a Vocational Guidance Committee; the arranging of details to be left in the hands of His Worship the Mayor to consult with Mr. Kingsell when his arrangements have matured.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

Mr. Kingsell thanked the Members of the Council for their kind co-operation and support and then withdrew.

5090 Road Transport & Tramways Dept. Re Tramway Stopping Places.

Letter from the Secretary Department of Road Transport & Tramways intimating that this Council’s report regarding the Tramway Stopping Places and traffic generally on the Newtown Bridge is receiving consideration. “Received”.

5091 Public Health Dept. Re Immunization Against Diphtheria.

A Circular letter was received from the Department of Public Health regarding immunization against Diphtheria. As the Health Inspector had reported on this matter it was resolved to defer consideration the letter till the Health Inspector’s Report was before the Meeting.

5092 T. Dennis & Mrs. Causer Re Use Of Town Hall On Saturday Evenings.

Letter from T. Dennis offering on behalf of Mrs. E. Causer and himself to hire the Town Hall Newtown for regular dances on Saturday Evenings from 8 till 11pm at 25/-per night. Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

5093 T. Burgess Re Use Of Town Hall On Friday Evenings.

Letter from T. Burgess making application for the use of the Town Hall Newtown for regular dances on Friday Evenings from 8 till 11 pm at 22/6 per night. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

5094 W. Cathcart (Apostolic Church) Re Town Hall On Sundays.

Letter from W. Cathcart making application on behalf of the Apostolic Church for the use of the Town Hall ever Re Sunday at a rental of 30/-per Sunday from 3 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm for the purpose of holding Evangelical Meetings. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

5095 W. Parker Re Use Of Hall On Tuesday Evenings.

Application from W. Parker for the use of the Town Hall Newtown from 8 till 11 pm at full rates for the purpose of holding regular dances on Tuesday Evenings commencing on Tuesday the 9th inst. Alderman Roberts moved “That the application is be “Received” and granted for Tuesday the 9th inst. and it be an instruction to the Town Clerk not to let the Town Hall for Dances on the Evenings when the meetings of the Council are being held.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

5096 Newtown East Branch Of A.L.P. Re Use Of Hall.

Letter from A. E. Greenup President of the Newtown East Branch of the A.L.P. making application for the use of the Town Hall on Tuesday the 23rd inst. for the purpose of holding a Social Evening. Ald. Goddard moved “That the application be “received” and granted”. Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

5097 Homes For Unemployed Trust Re Purchases Of Trust Homes.

Letter from the Secretary of the Homes for Unemployed Trust (per favour of F. M. Burke M.L.A.) intimating that the request of the Bankstown Council: that purchases of Trust Homes be allowed to apply repayments towards improving the properties cannot be acceded to. “Received”.

5098 F. M. Burke M.L.A. Re Increased Food Relief.

Letter from F. M. Burke M.L.A. intimating that he will have pleasure in supporting Council’s request to have the Food Relief issued in this State increased to at least the Victorian Scale of Allowance. “Received” and Mr Burke be thanked for his kind attention to this matter.

5099 R. D. Gorman M.L.A. Re Primary Products.

Letter from R. D. Gorman M.L.A. covering Circular Letter from the Director of Government Relief intimating that there will be further distribution of Primary Products between the 15th and 19th June next. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the arrangements for the distribution be left in the hands of His Worship the Mayor.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

5100 Ashfield Council Re Lighting On All Main Rds.

Letter from the Ashfield Council asking co-operation in urging upon the government the need for introducing Legislation to provide for the Main Roads Department to bear the cost of installing and maintaining a uniform system of lighting on all Main Roads. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” co-operation as desired be granted and our Members of Parliament be requested to support the matter when it is bought before Parliament.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

5101 Main Roads Dept. Re Works On Main Roads & General Conditions.

Letter from the Main Roads Department covering copy of the Amended Agreement and General Conditions applying to any assistance granted by the Commissioner for Main Roads to Councils for work under the Main Roads Act 1924/31. The Town Clerk intimated that this Agreement was only at variance with the previous Agreement in so far that the Main Roads Department would not be responsible for any wages paid in excess of the rates of pay and conditions set forth and any Industrial Award or Agreements appropriate to the work and the charges in respect of Plant hire shall be based on a 44 hour week. Ald. Porter moved “That the Agreements be “Received” and laid upon the table.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

5102 J. Bowles Re Calico Sign On Oxford Hotel Awning. Application from J. Bowles for permission to exhibit a Calico Sign on the awning of the Oxford Hotel King Street to advertise a Dance being held in the School of Arts Eliza St. on the 23rd inst. It was Resolved “That the application be “Received” and granted.

5103 Police Dept. Re Parking Of Cars In

Letter from the Police Department intimating that while it is not considered necessary to absolutely prohibit the parking of Cars in Wilson Street between Erskineville Rd. and Burren St. during peak hours attention would be given to Wilson Street by the Police and any breaches of the Traffic laws coming under notice which tend to the obstruction or congestion of traffic in this portion of Wilson St. will be reported promptly with a view to suitable action being taken. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received”. Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

5104 Camdenville Branch of A.L.P. Re Cartage Of Clay From Govt. Relief Works In Marrickville.

Letter from the Hon. Secretary of the Camdenville Branch of the A.L.P. complaining of the condition of Lord St. caused by the Cartage of Clay from the Government works in Marrickville and intimating that Mr. Dougherty had met with a serious accident in this Street. Ald. Porter moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this Council request the accident which has occurred to Mr. Dougherty and efforts have been made to minimise the nuisance complained of and this Council will spare no efforts to meet with the wishes of the Camdenville Branch of the A.L.P. Further it is expected that the Government Works will be completed at an early date.” Seconded by

Ald. F. A. Newnham.

Amendment moved by Alderman Ryan “That the letter be “Received” and the Health Inspector be instructed to furnish a further report on the matter.” Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

5105 Aus. Gas Light Co. Re Coke For Unemployed During Winter Months.

Letter from the Secretary of the Australian Gas Light Co. intimating that the delivery of Coke for this Winter would commence on Saturday the 6th inst. and a maximum quantity of 50 backs of Coke per week would be contributed to the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer thanked on behalf of the Unemployed of Newtown for this generous donation”. Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

5107 L. J. Kelly Re Holiday Leave.

Letter from L. J. Kelly making application for two weeks Holiday Leave as from Monday 8th inst. Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

5108 Miss Mercia Russell Re Holiday Leave.

Application from Miss Mercia Russell for two weeks Holiday Leave as from Monday the 15th inst. “Received” and granted on the motion of Alderman Roberts Seconded by Alderman Ryan.

 

Reports.

5109 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 1st inst. as contained on folios 369/370 of the Committees ‘Report Book. Ald. Fleming moved “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and its recommendations be considered seriatim.”   Seconded by Alderman Goddard and carried.

Upon Item No. 13 being submitted an inscription which had been prepared submitted for Council’s consideration and approved.

After consideration of recommendations Nos. 1 to 19 incl. Ald. Roberts moved as a covering motion “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. Goddard and carried.

5109a Parks & Playgrounds Com.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) as Chairman of the Parks & playgrounds Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on 30th ult. as contained on folios 368/369. Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the report of the Parks & Playgrounds Committee be “Received” and its recommendations be considered seriatim.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

Upon the item regarding the naming of Sarah Square Reserve being submitted it was decided that the name “Solomon Square” should been used in the of “Solomon Place”. Playgrounds Committee be “Received” and adopted.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

5110 Engineer’s Report.

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

5111 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 130/132 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report together with the letter from the Director of Public Health regarding the immunization against Diphtheria be “Received” and the recommendations contained in the Health Inspector’s Report regarding same be given effect to and the Director of Public Health be notified accordingly.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

 

Motions Pursuant To Notice.

 

5112 Ald. Fleming Re Compulsory X –Raying of Persons.

Ald. Fleming asked that he be allowed to withdraw the motion standing his name on the Business Paper relative to the compulsory Ex-Raying of all persons with a view to arresting disease in its early stages as he would like to give the matter further investigation. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That Alderman Fleming’s request be granted.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

 

Order Of The Day.

5113 Prices For Granite Tablet In Fleming Reserve.

Prices which have been received for the supply and the erection of proposed Granite Tablet in Fleming Reserve were submitted and “Received” as a matter had already been dealt with in the report of the Parks & Playgrounds Committee.

 

Questions Without Notice.

5114 Ald. Solomon Re Solomon Square.

Under this heading Alderman Solomon expressed thanks for the honour the Council had conferred upon him by perpetuating his name in the naming of Sarah Square Reserve in Carillon Avenue.

5115 Ald. Solomon Re-Alteration In Local Government Franchise.

Ald. Solomon moved “That this Council enters its most emphatic protest against the proposed alteration in the Local Government Franchise as it is considered most retrograde step; the experience of this Council being that under the existing franchise that has made very solid and rapid progress and the Members of Parliament for this district be requested to enter a most emphatic protest against any alteration in the Local Government Franchise.” Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham and carried.

5116 Mrs. Ald. Fowler Increase In Pensions.

Mrs. Alderman Fowler moved “That the Federal Member for this district

(J. S. Garden M.H.R.) be requested to interview the Hon. The Prime-Minister and urge upon him the necessity of increasing the Pensions to the original amount of £1 per week as owing to the approach of the Winter Months and the increasing rents and other’s expenses privations are being suffered by the Pensioners.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

5117 Ald. Ryan Re-Plants On Reserve At Cnr. Of Erskineville Rd.

Alderman Ryan intimated that as requested by him he had been furnished with a copy of the prices paid for Plants recently obtained and planted on the Reserve at the corner of Erskineville Road and Wilson St. and complained of the gross extravagance and wilful waste of Council’s money on the purchase of these Plants which had not been planted in their proper Season. A discussion then ensued when Alderman Ryan moved “That a letter be forwarded to the Curator of the Botanical Gardens giving a list of the Plants and asking if it was correct that these Plants should be set out at this Season of the year”. The Mayor intimated that notice must be given in due course of this motion and Alderman Ryan said he would submit this motion at the next Meeting of the Council.

5118 Re-Appointment Of Ald. Goddard To Electricity Supply Joint Committee.

The Town Clerk intimated that as Alderman Goddard had now fortunately recovered from his illness and was able to attend the meetings of the Electricity Supply Joint Committee it would be necessary in accordance with the requirements of the Local Govt. Dept. That he be re-appointed by this Council. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That Mrs. Alderman Fowler be thanked for her kindness in taking Alderman Goddard’s place on the Electricity Joint Committee during his illness and that Alderman R. S. Goddard J.P. be again re-appointed to represent Council on the Committee.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts 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 16th day of June 1936.

 

 

Signed R.D Hitchen, Town Clerk           H. Dunshea, Mayor.

 

 

16th day of June 1936.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday 16th day of June 1936 at 7.30pm.

 

Present.

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

 

Apology.

An apology was received and accepted from Ald. Fleming and Alderman Collyer was absent on leave granted 19th May 1936.

 

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

Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

 

5119 Absence Of Town Clerk Through Ill-health.

His Worship the Mayor drew attention to the fact that the Town Clerk

(W. G. Salmon) was absent through ill-health and it was resolved on the motion of Ald. Ryan Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham “That a letter be forwarded to Mr. Salmon expressing this Council’s sympathy in his illness and the hope that he would be speedily returned to health and strength”.

 

Correspondence.

5120 Return Thanks.

Letters from Mrs. M. Martin Mrs. C. Jones Mrs. M. A. Rush and H. Field thanking Council for kind letters of sympathy. “Received”.

5121 F. M. Burke M.L.A. Re Lighting On Main Roads.

Letter from F. M. Burke M.L.A. intimating that he would support Council in their application to have the cost of the lighting on Main Roads borne by the Main Roads Department. “Received and Mr. Burke to be thanked for his attention to the matter.

5122 F. M. Burke M.L.A. Re Local Government Franchise.

Further letter from F. M. Burke M.L.A. intimating that he would be pleased to support Council in opposing the amendment to the Local Government Franchise. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and Mr. Burke be thanked for his attention to the matter.

5123 Old Age & Invalid Pensioners (Newtown) Re Use Of Hall For Meetings.

Letter from the Hon. Secretary of the Old Age and Invalid Pensioners’ Association (Newtown Branch) asking the Council to grant them the free use of the Town Hall for their meetings from 1-30 to 4-30pm on each alternate Friday commencing from 19th inst. Capital was Resolved on the motion of Mrs. Ald. Fowler Seconded by Ald. Ryan “That the application be “Received” and permission as desired be granted.”

5124 Cronulla & District Chamber Of Commerce Re Route Of Proposed Cronulla Railway.

Letter from the Cronulla & District Chamber of Commerce forwarding copy of report of Deputation to the Chief Commissioner for Railways Re the route of the proposed Cronulla Railway. “Received”.

5125 Dobbie & Foxall Re Subdivision 20/2 Cavendish St.

Application from Dobbie & Foxall for approval of Subdivision Plan of Land 20 22 and 24 Cavendish St. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Ryan “That the Subdivision be approved and the necessary Certificate be issued”. Carried.

5126 Local Govt. Assn. Re Proposed Metropolitan Local Govt. Assn.

Letter from the Secretary of the Local Government Association of N.S.W. regarding proposed Metropolitan Local Government Assn. “Received” and dealt with in conjunction with the report from Alderman Solomon Council’s Representative to the first Conference of the proposed Association.

5127 Local Govt. Assn. Re Inadequate Payments Made By Transport Dept.

Further letter from the Local Government Association of N.S.W. pointing out the inadequate payments made by the Transport Dept. to Councils to maintain the routes traversed by Omnibuses and asking for information to be prepared showing the amounts received and the amounts expended within the last 6 years on the route travelled by these Buses. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the necessary information be prepared and forwarded in accordance with the request.”

5128 Local Govt. Assn. Re Milk Cans

Further letter from the Local Government Association of N.S.W. asking for information to be supplied in connection with the method of dealing with the nuisance of Milk Cans on footpaths. Resolved on the Motion of Ald. Ryan Seconded by Ald. Roberts “That the letter be “Received” and the necessary information regarding this Council’s method of dealing with such nuisance be forwarded to the Association.”

5129 W. Parker Re Use Of Hall On Monday Instead Of Tuesday Evenings.

Letter from W Parker intimating that Monday instead of Tuesday Evening would be satisfactory to him and then forwarding a further letter cancelling his application for the use of the Town Hall on Monday Evenings. It was resolved “That the letters be “Received” and the necessary cancellation be made.”

5130 E. L. & P. S. Corpn. Re Payment of Electricity Accounts.

Letter from the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd notifying that Electricity Accounts for the next quarter would be collected in this Municipality on 7th 9th and 15th July 1936. “Received”.

5131 J. S. Garden M.H.R. Re Increasing Pensions To £1 Per Week.

Letter from J. S. Garden M.H.R. Forwarding communication from the Premiers Dept. regarding his representations to have Old Age & Invalid Pensions restored to £1 per week. Moved by Ald. F. A. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Roberts “That the letters be “Received” and Mr. Garden be thanked for his action in the matter.” Carried.

5132 Relief Workers Union Of N.S.W. Re Community Singing.

Letter from the Relief Workers Union of NSW applying for use of the Town Hall for the purpose of holding Community Singing; the proceeds of same to be distributed amongst the Mayor’s Relief Movement and the Returned Soldiers and Relief Workers Unions of Newtown. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee for attention and report”. Seconded by Ald. F. B. Roberts and carried.

5133 M.W.S. & D. Brd. Re Extension Of Shea’s Crk. Stormwater Channel.

Letter from the M. Water. S. & D. Board forwarding plan of tentative proposal that the extension of Shea’s Creek Stormwater Channel to connect up with Burren Street Newtown. Moved by Ald. F. A. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Porter “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the next meeting of the Works Committee for attention and report. Carried.

5134 Govt. Relief Dept. Re Primary Products.

Letter from the Director of Government Relief intimating that they were unable to grant more than 750 parcels of Primary Products for distribution in Newtown. “Received”.

5135 Sweet Bros. Ltd. Re Retirement From Business.

Letter from D. Benjamin Sweet Bros. Ltd. Notifying Council that he was leaving Newtown after 34 years of business association and thanking Council for its co-operation and the many kindnesses tended him during his stay here. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and a letter under the Corporate Seal of the Council be presented to Mr. Benjamin as a token of this Council’s esteem the wonderful assistance he has always given to any charitable movements in this area.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

5136 Bowler Bros. Re Portable Electric Miniature Speed.

Application from Bowler Bros. for permission to erect a Portable Electric Miniature Speed-way at 106 King Street Newtown for a period of one month. Moved by Ald. F. A. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Roberts “That the application be “Received” and granted subject to the payment of the usual fee of 10/- Carried.

5137 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”

5138 W. Rendell Re Petrol Pumps 46 Missenden Rd.

Application from W. Rendell for permission to install for double-headed petrol pumps in front of premises 46 Missenden Rd. Newtown. It was Resolved on the motion of Ald. Porter Seconded by Ald. Ryan “That the application be “Received” and referred to the next meeting of the Works Committee for attention and report.”

5139 Camdenville Parents & Citizens Assn. Re Hall At Charity Rates.

Letter from the Camdenville School Parents & Citizens Assn. applying for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates to run a dance to obtain funds to assist the School. It was Resolved “That the application be “Received” and the Association be informed that the Council can only let the Hall at Charity Rates to those Bodies registered under the provisions of the Charities Act.”

5140 Mrs. L. Pfisthin Re Garage 57 Marian St.

Letter from Mrs. L. Pfisthin making application for permission to retain instruction which is used as a Garage at 57 Marian St. the Town Clerk reported that the Health Inspector had ordered the demolition of the structure owing to it being dilapidated and unsightly. It was Resolved “That the Health Inspector’s action be endorsed and that the writer be requested to comply with the Health Inspector’s notice.”

5141 Newtown Methodist Mission Re Address By Sir F. Stewart.

Letter from the Newtown Methodist Mission inviting the Council to hear an Address by Sir Frederik Stewart on the subject “A New Industrialism” on Tuesday 23rd June at 80pm in the School Hall. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and as many as possible attend the Address & the writer be thanked for his kind invitation.”

5142 Newtown East A.L.P. Re Signs In Front Of Town Hall.

Letter from the Newtown East Branch of the A. L. P. Protesting against the hanging of signs in front of the Town Hall now that it has been improved. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this matter will be considered by Council’s Works Committee at its next meeting.”

 

Reports.

5143 Finance Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 16th inst. as contained on folios 290/292 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of Accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting to      £2843-19-3 and payment of Accounts passing that evening                                      2418-16-0

Total payments from the Gen Fund since last Meeting               £5262-15-2

Transfer from the Trust Fund £315/19/0.

The Monthly Financial Statement of the Gen Fund was also submitted and disclosed a Credit Balance of £16,117/19/-

 

Capital was further recommended

(a). That the Newtown Enterprise Silver Band be informed that no further payments will be made them until they render the full performances agreed upon when the subsidy was granted.

(b). That the amount of 15/-per week be restored to Mr. Chambers (Assistant Health Inspector) salary as from 1st May 1936.

(c). That the Mayor and Town Clerk be empowered to fix the Common Seal of the Council to a Deed of Release for the Education Department and consideration of the sum of £300 in connection with the resumption of land in Carillon Avenue.

(d). That the offer of Stott & Underwood to overhaul and service 2 Typewriters and Duplicator at a total cost of £6/11/6 be accepted.

(e). That the sum of £2/2/-be donated to the Sydney City Mission to provide soup for Children during the Winter Months.

(f). That Mrs. E. Martin be informed that the Council does not accept any responsibility in respect of her alleged accident at Australia Street corner.

(g). That the sum of £20 be voted towards expense of holding and “Opening” to officially mark completion of the Town Hall remodelling.

(h). That the sum of £20 be voted to the Mayor’s Special Appeal for the poor of the Municipality during the Winter Months.

 

It was Resolved on the motion of Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham “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.”

5144 Ganger’s Report.

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

5145 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 133/134 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

5146 Ald. Solomon’s Report Re Metropolitan Local Govt. Assn.

Alderman Solomon submitted a report of the Conference held at 12 O’Connell Street Sydney on 4th inst. in connection with the proposed Metropolitan Local Government Assn. and a report of the proceedings from the Town Clerk ride and a letter from the Local Government Assn. regarding the proposed Association were considered in conjunction therewith. It was Resolved “That the reports and the letter be “Received” and our Delegate be thanked for his attention in the matter.”

 

Motions Pursuant To Notice.

 

5147 Ald. Ryan Re Plants Used In Erskineville Road Reserve.

Ald. Ryan Moved:-

“That a letter be forwarded to the Curator of the Botanical Gardens giving a list of the plants used in Erskineville Road Reserve and asking if it was correct that these plants should be set out at this Season of the year.” Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler and lost.

Ald. Ryan asked that his name be recorded against the decision.

 

Questions Without Notice.

 

5148 Ald. Solomon Re-Dancing Floor In Town Hall.

Ald. Solomon asked that the matter of relaying the Dancing Floor in the Town be referred to the next meeting of the Works Committee.

5149 Ald. Solomon Re-Horden Lane & Lanes In The Vicinity.

Ald. Solomon asked that the next meeting of the Works Committee inspect Horden Lane and the Lanes in the vicinity with a view to placing them in. The Mayor intimated that he would have these matters brought up at the next meeting of the Works Committee.

5150 Ald. Porter Re Signs On Garden Plot Wilson St. & Erskineville Rd.

Ald. Porter moved “That to signs be placed in the Garden Plot at the corner of Wilson Street and Erskineville Rd. notifying that Trespassers or persons depositing rubbish thereon will be prosecuted.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

5151 Ald. Roberts Re Removal Of Posts From Path In Erskineville Rd.

Ald. Roberts asked if any reply had been received in connection with the removal of posts from the footpath in Erskineville Rd. and moved if no reply had been received that a further letter be forwarded to the Main Roads Department asking them to take the necessary action to have these posts removed. Seconded by Ald. Goddard and carried.

5152 Committee Of Whole Council.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in Committee of the Whole Council the following matters were dealt with and your Committee now recommends as follows;-

Dismissal Of F. Howard.

  1. That Mr. F Howard be informed that the Council is reluctantly compelled to dispense with his services.

Signboard On Front Of Town Hall.

  1. Your Committee consider the matter of signs on the Town Hall and recommends that this matter be referred to the next meeting of the Works Committee to consider the advisability of erecting: a suitable Signboard to accommodate signs advertising functions in the Town Hall.

Chairs & Tables For New Council Chamber.

  1. Your Committee recommends that the matter of obtaining Chairs for the use of the Public in the new Council Chamber be left in the hands of the Mayor and Town Clerk to arrange with Mr. G. O. Thorpe for the purchase of the most suitable chair.
  2. Your Committee recommends that the Tender of R. Wilson & Co. 546/550 King Street Newtown to supply to Maple Tables 1, 6’ x 2’6 at £5/10/-and one 4’ x 2’6 at £4/7/-be accepted.

Sandy Loam.

  1. Your committee recommends that the tenderer of D. Finlay 26 High St. Hunters Hill for the supply and delivery within the Municipality of 100 cub.yds. of soil at 6/3 per yard be accepted.

Inscription On Trachyte.

  1. Your Committee recommends that the Tender of F. Arnold & Son for polishing the Trachyte Base and cutting inscription regarding alterations to the Town Hall etc. at a total cost of £26/13/4 be accepted.

 

Ald. Roberts moved “That the report of the Committee of the Whole Council be “received” and adopted and the recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham and carried.

 

Visit Of Ald. Doherty To Council Chamber.

At this stage His Worship the Mayor extended are welcome to Ald. Doherty of the glee on the occasion of his first visit to this Council. Ald. Doherty suitably responded.

 

And there being no further business the Meeting terminated.

 

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on the 30th June 1936.

 

Signed R.D. Hitchen, Town Clerk           H. Dunshea, Mayor.

 

Tuesday the 30th of June 1936

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 30th day of June 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 Porter, F. A. Newnham, Sheehan, Goddard, Roberts, Solomon and Ryan.

 

Apology.

An apology was received and accepted from Alderman Fleming and Alderman Collyer was absent on leave granted 19th May 1936.

 

Committee Of Whole.

The Mayor formally declared the Meeting open at 8pm and as the Council had not finalised the business of the “Committee of the Whole” which had met prior to the Council Meeting it was resolved that the Council now resume into “Committee of the Whole”.

 

Upon resuming Council it was moved by Alderman F. A. Newnham LL.B. Seconded by Alderman Roberts “That as each Member of the Council had received a copy of the Minutes of the previous meeting the Minutes be taken as read and confirmed and signed as a true record. Carried.

 

Correspondence.

Letter Of Thanks.

Letter from Alderman R. S. Goddard J.P. thanking Council for its kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.

5153 Mains Rd. Dept. Re Path At Town Hall.

Letter from the Main Roads Department intimating that the Department has no objection to the widening of the footpath in front of the Town Hall for approx. 3ft. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the work be carried out as soon as possible after the matter of shifting the pole in front of the Town Hall had been completed.” Seconded by Ald. W. P. Newnham and carried.

5154 C.P. & C. Campus Assocn. Re Use Of Hall.

Letter from the Hon. Secretary of the Camdenville Parents & Citizens Assn. intimating that they are a Registered Charity and asking for the use of the Hall at Charity Rates. Moved by Ald. Ryan Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler “That the application be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee for consideration and report.” Carried.

5155 Old Age Pensioners Re Use Of Hall.

Letter from the Age & Invalid Pensioners Executive Council of Aus. Asking for the use of the Town Hall from 2 to 4p.m. on alternate Friday is commencing 10th July 1936.

It was resolved on the motion of Alderman Porter Seconded by Ald. Solomon “That the application be “Received” and permission granted.”

5156 Bankstown C. Re Half-Fare Railway Tickets.

Letter from the Bankstown Council protesting against the action of the Railway Department in requiring applicants for Half-fare Weekly Tickets to furnish several declarations. Moved by Mrs. Ald. Fowler Seconded by Ald. Ryan “That the letter be “Received” this Council co-operate and our local Members or Parliament be asked to give their assistance in the matter.” Carried.

5157 Sydney City Mission Re Donation.

Letter from the General Secretary of the Sydney City Mission thanking Council for its donation of £2/2/-towards the Soup Kitchen in this Municipality. “Received”.

5158 Minister Transport Re Lighting Main Roads.

Letter from the Minister for Transport (forwarded per favour of F. M. Burke M.L.A.) regarding the question of the lighting of Main Roads in the Metropolitan Area. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and Mr. Burke be thanked for his attention in the matter”. Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried.

5159 Acting Premier Re Homes For Unemployed.

Letter from the Acting Premier (forwarded per favour of R. D. Gorman M.L.A.) informing Council that the Committee of the Homes for Unemployed Trust were unable to accede to the request that home purchasers be allowed to apply their repayments towards improving the properties. Moved by Alderman F. A. Newnham “That the letter be “Received” and Mr. Gorman thanked for his attention in the matter.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

5160 Education Dept. Re Soldiers Memorial.

Letter from the Education Department stating that they had no objection to the Council erecting a suitable railing around the Soldiers Memorial situated within the grounds of Newtown Public School provided the work is carried out at the cost of the Council and to the satisfaction of the Department and the Government Architect. Moved by Alderman Solomon Seconded by Alderman Porter “That the letter be “Received”

Amendment moved by Ald. Sheehan Seconded by Ald. Ryan “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Works Committee for consideration and report.”

On being put the Amendment was declared “Lost” the motion was then put and declared “Carried”.

5161 E.C. Patterson Re Housing Investigations Committee.

Letter from E. C. Pattison asking Council to support a recommendation to the Housing Investigations Committee regarding a proposal to Re-survey the County of Cumberland with a view to better Town Planning etc. it was Resolved on the motion of Alderman Ryan Seconded by Ald. Roberts “That the letter be “Received”.

5162 Standards Assn. Of Aust. Re Street Lighting.

Letter from the Standards Assoc. Of Aust. Pointing out they are investigating and preparing a Standard Code for Street lighting which will provide rules for guidance of Authorities in achieving uniform and effective lighting and asking that Councils assist them and not undertaking any extensive additions or alterations to present lighting systems until their research work is completed. Moved by Ald. F. A. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Roberts “the letter be “Received”. Carried.

5163 Dr. R. G. Arnott Re Better Lighting In Edgeware Rd.

Letter from Dr. R. G. Arnott asking the Council to provide better lighting facilities in the vicinity of his residence in Edgeware Rd. Moved by Ald. W. P. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Roberts “That the letter be “Received” and the matter be referred to the Lighting Committee for consideration and report to the next meeting of the Council.” Carried.

5164 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”.

5165 W. A. Eggleton Re Repairs to 25/7 Bedford St.

Letter from W. A. Eggleton applying for an extension of time in which to complete the repairs ordered by the Health Inspector to his properties 25 and 27 Bedford St. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Ryan “That the letter be “Received” and the applicant informed that he must complete the works before 31st July 1936.” Carried.

5166 Colonial Mutual Insurance Co. Re Group Assurance.

Letter from the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Ltd. forwarding proposal of their Group Assurance Scheme for Council’s Employees. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and laid upon the table”.

5167 Posts & Telegraphs Re Additional Public Telephones.

Letter from the Deputy Director of Posts & Telegraphs (forwarded per favour of J. S. Garden M.P.) intimating that the Department is unable to install additional Public Telephones at the Newtown Railway Station owing to lack of space and pointing out that for new Telephones were being installed at the Newtown Post Office. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham “That the letter be “Received” and Mr. Garden be thanked for his attention in the matter.” Carried.

5168 The “Sound” Advtg. Co. Re Installing Microphone Etc. In Town Hall.

Letter from The “Sound” Advertising Co. offering to install Microphone amplifier and Speaker in the Town Hall free of charge and consideration of permission being granted to display a small advertising cabinet. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and the matter be referred to the Works Committee for consideration and report.” Seconded by Ald. W. P. Newnham.

Amendment moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Goddard “That the letter be “Received”.

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

5169 R. Salmon Re Illness Of His Father.

Letter from Mr. R. Salmon thanking Council for its letter of sympathy in connection with the illness of his father Mr. W. G. Salmon Town Clerk. “Received”

5170 Petition Re Noise Emanating From Works 42 King St.

Petition from Mr. G. Erwin and residents of O’Connell Ward protesting against the noise emanating from the Works of W. G. Pickrell 42 King St. “Received” and it was decided that the Health Inspector investigate the position and report to next Meeting of Council.

 

Reports

5171 Committee Of Whole.

Waxing Of Dance Floor.

Glass Tops For Tables.

Tenders For “Chevrolet Truck”.

His Worship the Mayor submitted a report of the Committee of the Whole Council which recommended as follows;-

(1). That the tender of W. G. Hammond at £4/15/-for servicing and waxing the Dance Floor in the Main Hall be accepted.

(2). That the tender at £17/17/-of G. O. Thorpe for the supply and delivery of plate glass Tops of ¼” thickness for the Council Table and the Mayor’s table in the new Council Chamber be accepted.

(3). That the tenders for Motor Lorries be deferred till the next meeting of the Works Committee and in the meantime an inspection be made of our (Chevrolet) Truck by the Chevrolet Agents with a view to obtaining their opinion whether it would be more economical to place this Truck in running order again.

Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. W. P. Newnham “That the report of the Committee of the Whole Council be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations carried into effect.” Carried.

 

5172 Works Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor submitted a report of a meeting of the Works Committee (as contained on folios 370/1 of the Works Committee’s Report Book) and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 20 incl. It was Resolved “That the report be “Received” and its recommendations considered seriatim.”

Upon recommendation No. 4 being submitted the report of the Deputation which waited on the President (Mr. T. H. Upton) of the Water Board was considered in conjunction therewith and it was resolved that the matter stand over until further correspondence from the Water Board (as mentioned in the Deputation’s report) as to hand.

It was decided that recommendations 14 and 15 be deferred and considered later in conjunction with a proposal that noise from the Main Hall be eliminated from the Supper Room by bricking up or providing some soundproof system to the dividing doors.

Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Goddard “That recommendation 18 be adopted”.

Amendment moved by Ald. Ryan Seconded by Ald. Solomon “That the tender of Frank Hand at £71/15/-be accepted”.

Mrs. Ald. Fowler gave notice of further amendment.

The Amendment moved by Ald. Ryan was put to the meeting and declared “Lost”

Mrs. Ald. Fowler then move the amendment notice of which had been given “That the lowest tender that of A. E. J. Pople 580 King Street Newtown at £68/8/-be accepted.” Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried. The amendment then became the motion and on being put to the meeting was declared carried.

 

It was then moved by Alderman F. A. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Roberts “That with the additions and alterations to recommendations 4, 14, 15, and 18 as outlined above the Works Committee’s report be received and adopted and the recommendations there and carried into effect.” Carried.

 

5173 Engineer’s Report.

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

 

5174 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 135/6 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. F. Newnham moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be approved and the recommendation in paragraph 4 regarding renovations to Scavenging Carts be given effect to. Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice

 

5175 Ald. Sheehan Re Car For Use Of the Engineer.

Alderman Sheehan asked that the Engineer obtain information regarding the running costs etc. of providing a Car for the use of this Council’s Engineer and report to next meeting of Council.

5176 Ald. Roberts Re E. L. Posts On Footpath In Erskineville Rd.

Ald. Roberts asked if any reply had been received from the Main Roads Dept. In connection with the Electric light posts on the footpath in Erskineville Rd.? The Acting Town Clerk replied that the Main Roads Department head intimated that if the Council wanted the posts removed it would have to bear the cost of same amounting to approx. £34. It was Resolved that this matter be referred to the Works Committee for further consideration and report.

5177 Ald. W. Newnham Re Posts In Wilson Cres.

Ald. W. P. Newnham asked that the next meeting of the Works Committee inspect the post in Wilson Crescent in front of the Barber Shop with a view to having it removed

The Mayor said he would have these matters attended to.

5178 Ald. W. Newnham Re Wine License Premises in Enmore & Edgeware Rds.

Ald. W. P. Newnham asked that a protest should be entered against a Wine Licence being issued in respect of premises in Enmore & Edgeware Rd. The Mayor replied that as the matter was at present the subject of an application to the Licensing Court and had not been provided for in the Business Paper it could not be discussed at Council Meeting.

 

Welcome To Visitors.

Framed Letter For Mr. D. Benjamin.

At this stage His Worship the Mayor welcomed to the Council Meeting Messrs M. Joseph D. R. Cooper and A. McDonald and expressed pleasure that they were in attendance with Mr. D. Benjamin on the occasion of the Council’s recognition of his services as a Townsman.

The Mayor thereupon presented Mr. Benjamin with a framed letter under the Corporate Seal expressing this Council’s appreciation of his Public Spirit and the great assistance rendered by him to Charitable Organisations during his 34 years as Managing Director of Sweet Bros. Ltd.

 

Mr Benjamin 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 14th July 1936 that 7.30pm.

 

Signed R. P. Hitchen, Acting Town Clerk           H. Dunshea, Mayor.

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