Tuesday the 14th July 1936.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 14th July 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 Fleming, Ryan, F. A. Newnham, Roberts, Goddard, Sheehan and Solomon.

 

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.

 

Apology.

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

 

Return of Ald. Fleming To Council Meeting.

His Worship the Mayor extended a welcome to Alderman Fleming who returned to the Council Table after a bout of illness. Ald. Fleming suitably responded and thanked the Mayor.

 

Attendance Of Ald. Simpson & Ald. Roe.

His Worship the Mayor also extended are welcome to Alderman Simpson of the St Peters Council and Alderman Roe of Paddington Council who were present at the Meeting.

 

Correspondence.

5179 Acting Premier & Minister For Transport Re Half-Fare Railway Tickets.

Letters from the Acting Premier and the Minister for Transport (forwarded per favour of F. M. Burke and R. D. Gorman Ms. L. A.) Regarding the recent regulation requiring applicants for half-Fare weekly tickets on the Railways to produce a Birth Certificate. “Received” and the Members of Parliament to be thanked for their attention in the matter.

5180 Cosmopolitan Studios Re Permission To “Shoot” Pictures.

Letters from The Cosmopolitan Studios applying for permission to “Shoot” pictures at the Dances held in the Town Hall Newtown. Moved by Alderman Ryan Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham “That the letter be “Received”. Carried.

5181 M.W.S. & D. Brd. Re Building Operations.

Letter from the M. Water S. & D. Board forwarding return of building operations for the year ending 30th June 1936. “Received” and ordered to be laid upon the table.

5182 Blackheath C. Re Condition is Of Relief Workers.

Letter from the Municipality of Blackheath asking this Council to cooperate in an endeavour to urge the Government to amend the conditions of the Relief Workers by allowing the employment of men under the scheme on a more liberal basis. Ald. Solomon moved Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham “That the letter be “Received” and Council cooperate as requested.”

Amendment moved by Alderman Ryan Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham “That the letter be “Received”.

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

5183 International Peace Campaign Re Free Use Of Hall.

Letter from the Asst. Secretary International Peace Campaign notifying that the Australian Delegation leaves for Geneva on July 24th asking for a representative from this Council to be appointed to act on their Joint Committee and applying for the free use of the Town Hall for a Public Meeting. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” Alderman T. Sheehan J. P. Be appointed as this Council’s Delegate to act on the Joint Committee and that the writer be notified that Council is unable to grant the free use of the Hall.

5184 Purves & Moodie Re Subdivision 2a, 2b, 2c. – 2 and 4 Wells St.

Letter from Purves & Moodie forwarding application for approval of Subdivision of Lot C. Of the land in Certificate of Title Volume 3217 Folio 121

known as 2a 2b 2c and 2 and 4 Wells Street Newtown. Moved by Alderman Ryan Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham “That the application be “Received” and the Subdivision approved.” Carried.

5185 Miss E. Schofield Re Merry-Go-Round On Land In Enmore Rd. Near Simmons St.

Application from Miss E. Schofield for permission to erect a Merry-Go-Round and Amusements on land in Enmore Road near Simmons St. It was Resolved “That the application be “Received” and permission be granted subject to the payment of the usual fee.”

5186 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”.

5187 Miss G. Gibbens Re Petrol Pumps At 101 Australia St.

Letter from Miss G. Gibbens applying for permission to transfer her assessment in respect of petrol pumps at 101 Australia Street Newtown to Mr. A. Pascoe and to alter the existing single headed pump to a double headed pump. Moved by Alderman Ryan Seconded by Alderman Roberts “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the next meeting of the Works Committee for report.” Carried.

5188 Local Govt. Assn. Re Annual Conference.

Letter from the Local Government Assn. Of N.S.W. notifying that the Annual Conference of the Association will take place at Lismore on the 22nd 23rd and 24th September next and asking Council to appoint two Delegates to represent it at the Conference and to submit Motions for the Business Paper. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and its consideration deferred till next meeting.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

5189 M.W.S. & D. Brd. Re Extension Of Shea’s Creek Stormwater Channel To Wilson St.

Letter from the M. Water S. & D. Board in connection with the proposed extension of Shea’s Creek Stormwater Channel to Wilson Street Newtown and offering to carry out the work on behalf of the Council the cost (with interest) to be repaid to the Board over a period of 5 years. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the matter be deferred until next meeting; in the meantime our representative on the Board (Alderman R. S. Goddard J. P.) be asked to obtain further particulars regarding the rate of interest.”

5190 W. Rendall Re Petrol Pumps In Front Of 46 Missenden Rd.

Letter from W. Rendall making further application for permission to install petrol pumps in front of his premises 46 Missenden Rd. Moved by Alderman F. A. Newnham Seconded by Alderman Roberts “That the letter be “Received in the matter referred to the Works Committee for consideration and report.” Carried.

5191 J. Flaher Re Nuisance Alleged Next To 25 Holmwood St.

Letter from J. Flaher complaining of a nuisance alleged next to his premises 25 Holmwood St. Newtown. The Health Inspector submitted a report in connection with this complaint which pointed out that no nuisance existed and it was resolved “That the letter be “Received and Mr Flaher be informed of the Health Inspector’s report in the matter.”

5192 D. Livingstone Re Stormwater Gully 83 Gowrie St.

Letter from D. Livingstone complaining of the nuisance caused by stormwater Gully at the rear of his premises 83 Gowrie St. in Angel Lane. Report from the Engineer was considered in regard to this matter and it was resolved that the next meeting of the Works Committee inspect the site and report back to Council.

 

Reports.

5193 Lighting Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) as Chairman of the Lighting Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 9th inst. as contained on folio 372 of the Committees’ Report Book. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. W. P. Newnham “That the Lighting Committee’s report be “Received” and adopted and the recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.” Carried.

5194 Finance Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a report of a meeting held on 14th inst. as contained on folios 292/294 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of Accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting to – £ 2503.7.11 and

Payment of Accounts passed that Evening                                1645.17.8.

Total payments from the Gen Fund since last Meeting.         £ 4149. 5.7.

 

The Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was submitted and disclosed a credit balance of £12,132/-/9.

 

It was further recommended; –

(a). That the rent of the Town Hall on Week Nights be at the rate of £1 between the hours of 8 – 11 p.m. and for Saturday Nights the existing rate remain;

(b). That the letter from the Relief Workers Union of N.S.W. Re the use of the Town Hall to hold weekly Community Singing be “Received” and no action taken.

(c). That the tender of J. Castle & Sons at £8 for the supply of a Bronze Tablet to be erected in Fleming Reserve be accepted.

(d). That the tender of G. Thorpe at £85/11/6 for the supply of Office Furniture be accepted.

(e). That the tender of Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd. at £14 for the supply of Linoleum for the Engineer’s office and vestibule entrances to the Council Chamber be accepted.

(f). That the Tender of J. Petersen at £5/2/6 for the erection of partition in the Engineer’s Office be accepted.

(g). That an additional Insurance cover of £1,000 be secured for Council’s Insurers on the Town Hall premises.

 

Alderman Solomon moved “That the Finance Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted the Accounts confirmed and paid the Monthly Financial Statement laid upon the table and all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

 

5195 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight together with a special report in connection with the proposal that a Motor Car be provided for his use in which he recommended that the consideration of the matter be deferred. It was Resolved “That the Engineer’s Report and Special Report be “Received” and adopted.”

 

5196 Ald. W. P. Newnham Re Services Of Men Employed On Stormwater Drain Construct.

Arising out of the Engineer’s report the following questions were asked; –

Ald. W. P. Newnham asked if the services of men employed on the Stormwater Drain Construction in King Street had been dispensed with.? The Mayor replied that three of the men had been retained temporarily.

5197 Ald. F. A. Newnham Re Suitability Of Men.

Ald. F. A. Newnham asked if the three men were kept on because of their suitability or superiority over all the other men dispensed with.? The Mayor replied that the men were retained as a result of a joint recommendation from the Engineer and himself.

5198 Ald. W. P. Newnham Re Transfer From Engineer’s To Health Inspectoers Staff.?

Ald. W. P. Newnham asked if there had been a recent transfer from the Engineer’s Staff to the Health Inspector’s Staff.? The Mayor replied in the affirmative.

 

5199 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 136/7 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Roberts moved “That the Health Inspector’s report be “Received” and adopted the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and the recommendation in paragraph 4 be given effect to.” Seconded by Ald. W. P. Newnham and carried.

5200 The Health Inspector also submitted a special report re-the alleged nuisance arising from the Works of W. G. Pickrell 42 King St. Newtown and recommended that Mr. Pickrell be directed to take the necessary precautions to prevent noises arising in his workshop escaping therefrom. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Solomon “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received and the recommendation given effect to.” Carried.

 

Questions Without Notice.

5201 Ald. Sheehan Re Proposed Alteration Of Tramway Stopping Places On Newtown Bridge.

Alderman Sheehan asked if any reply had been received from the Transport & Tramway Dept. and Police Department in connection with the Conference held sometime ago regarding the proposed alteration of the Tramway Stopping Places on the Newtown Bridge.? The Mayor replied that nothing further had been heard on the matter and it was resolved that a further letter be forwarded to the Departments asking what action they are taking in the matter.

5202 Ald. Solomon Re- Dodgem Carnival.

Ald. Solomon drew attention to the fact that a Dodgem Carnival was been run on Sunday Nights at 106 King Street Newtown and said that the residents of the area and the Ministers of the Churches were complaining of the desecration of the Sabbath.

5203 Ald. W. Newnham Re Alterations To Newtown Stadium.

Ald. W. P. Newnham asked of this Council had given permission for alterations to be made to the Newtown Stadium.? The Mayor a reply that the necessary Building Application had been approved and the alterations had also been approved by the Chief Secretary’s Dept.

5204 Ald. F. Newnham Re Playground In Enmore Ward.

Ald. F. A. Newnham asked that the next meeting of the Works Committee consider the letter from the Executors of M. F. Lawler Estate offering to sell 1, 3 and 5 James Street in Enmore Ward.

5205 Ald. W. Newnham Re Extension Of James St. Through To Little Simmons St.

Ald. W. P. Newnham asked that was the Works Committee were considering the above proposal they would again consider his proposal for the extension of James Street through to Little Simmons St.

The Mayor replied that he would have these matters brought before the Works Committee.

 

It was then resolved that the Council form itself into “Committee of the Whole” to consider various matters.

 

Upon resuming Council it was reported

5206 Erection Of 6 Lights In Town.

(a). Tenders for the erection of 6 lights in the Town Hall had been considered and it was now recommend that the tender of R. J. Beaufils at £1/6/-for the installation of these lights be accepted.

5207 Units & Fittings From G. E. Crane & Sons Consideration.

(b). Your Committee recommends that the Town Clerk be empowered to obtain the necessary units and fittings from G. E. Crane & Sons at £1/6/5 each net for these 6 lamps and an additional 11 lamps when they are required in connection with the proposed alteration to the Town Hall lighting.

5208 Purchase Of A New Motor Trucks.

(c). Your Committee consider the matter of the purchase of a new Motor Truck and a report from the Engineer in connection with the offer of Messrs Larke Neave & Carter to put the present “Chevrolet” Truck in working order and now recommends that the quotation of Larke Neave & Carter at £32/5/-for repairs to the “Chevrolet” Truck be accepted and the matter of purchasing a new truck be not proceeded with.

 

It was Resolved “That the report of the “Committee of the Whole Council” be “Received” and adopted and the recommendations contained therein 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 28th July 1936 7.30pm.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday the 28th July 1936.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 28th July 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 Fleming, Porter, F. A. Newnham, Ryan, Collyer, Goddard, Roberts and Sheehan.

 

Minutes.

Each Member of the Council having received a copy of the Minutes of the previous Meeting Alderman F. A. Newnham moved, “That the Minutes be taken as read, and confirmed, and signed as a true record of the Meeting held on the 14th July 1936.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

 

Apology.

An apology was received and accepted from Alderman Solomon who was absent owing to ill-health and it was resolved “That a letter be forwarded to Alderman Solomon expressing this Council’s sympathy in his illness and the hope that he will soon be restored to health and strength.

5209 Late Dr. J.S. Purdy

“ Mrs. S. Roberts.

“ Mrs. Wetzler.

“ Mr. C. Hadley.

“ Mrs. M.A. Commerford.

Feelings of references were made by the Mayor and Aldermen to the deaths of the following; –

Dr. J.S. Purdy (Medical Office of Health), Mrs. S. Roberts (Bayview Garage Edgeware Rd. Newtown), Mrs. Wetzler of 33 Augustus St. Newtown, Mr. C.G. Hadley (Proprietor of The Court Hotel Australia St. Newtown) and Mrs. M.A. Commerford 81 Metropolitan Rd. Newtown and it was resolved on the motion of Alderman Roberts Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham “That a letter of sympathy be forwarded in each instance to the relatives of the deceased.”

 

Correspondence.

5210 United Charities Fund Re “Rose Day” Collection Etc.

Letter from United Charities Fund asking permission to collect in the streets of this area and sell buttons on “Rose Day” Friday 2nd October next. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Alderman Fleming “That the application be “Received” and permission granted.” Carried.

5211 Education Dept. Re Unpaved Area At Enmore Public School.

Letter from the Department of Education notifying that attention will be given to the unpaved area at the Enmore Public School when funds are available. “Received”.

5212 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”.

5213 Syd. Dis. Nursing Assn Re Dis. Nursing Assn Re Donation.

Letter from the Sydney District Nursing Assn. Applying for a donation. “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee for report on the motion of Ald. Porter Seconded by Ald. Fleming.

5214 Main Roads Dept. Re Reconstruction Of Eastern Side Of King Street.

Letter from the Main Roads Department notifying that they are considering Council’s designs and estimates in connection with the reconstruction of the eastern side of King Street and asking for estimates and designs in connection with the reconstruction of the western side of King Street Newtown between Newtown Bridge and St Peters Station. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and that the Engineer supply the designs and estimates as early as possible.”

5215 R.S. & S. Imp. L. Re Use Of Hall Every Fortnight Free Of Charge.

Letter from the Hon. Secretary of the Returned Sailors & Soldiers Imperial League of Aus. (Newtown Branch) applying for the use of the No. 2 Hall once every fortnight free of charge in which to hold the Meetings of the Branch. It was Resolved “That the League be informed that the Council is unable to grant the free use of the Hall to anybody but if they interviewed the Mayor and the Town Clerk it might be possible to allow them to have the use of the Hall at a reduced rental.”

5216 Municipality Of Dubbo Re Relief Works.

Letter from the Municipality of Dubbo asking co-operation in an endeavour to have all Relief Works carried out at the entire cost of the Government. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and this Council cooperate as requested.” Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.

5217 Rd. Transport & Tramways & Police Depts. Re Tramway Stopping Places On Newtown Bdge.

Letter from the M.Water. S. & D. Board in connection with the extension of Shea’s Creek Stormwater Channel to Wilson Street and advising that the rate of interest on the amount of money required to be furnished by the Board would be 5%. Moved by Alderman F. A. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Ryan “That the letter be “Received” and the matter be deferred until next meeting of the Council; in the meantime the Town Clerk be authorised to obtain any necessary information as to whether it was the duty of the Board or of the Council to make the connections to the Stormwater Channel.” Carried.

 

At this stage the Mayor left the meeting and the Deputy Mayor occupied the Chair.

 

5219 Local Govt. Assn. Of N. S. W. Re Annual Conference.

Letter from the Local Government Assn. Of N. S. W. Notifying that the Annual Conference will take place on the 22nd 23rd and 24th September next at is more and asking for the appointment of two delegates to represent this Council at the Conference. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Mrs. Ald. Fowler “That His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) and Alderman S. A. Fleming be appointed at this Council’s Delegates to the Conference and that any resolutions for inclusion in the Business Paper be handed to the Town Clerk or be brought forward at the next meeting of the Council.” Carried.

5220 Salvation Army Re Annual Self- Denial Appeal.

Letter from the Newtown Salvation Army applying for permission to hold their Annual Street Day Collection in connection with the Self- Denial Appeal on Friday 4th September next. Moved by Ald. Porter Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham “That the application be “Received” and permission as desired be granted.” Carried.

 

At this stage His Worship the Mayor resumed his seat.

 

5221 Municipality Of Cessnock Re Aberdare Central Coal Mine.

Letter from the municipality of Cessnock asking co-operation in an endeavour to have an open enquiry made into the conditions existing at the Aberdare Central Coal Mine in connection with the proposal to install Electric Coal Cutting Machines. Moved by Ald. F. A. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Sheehan “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Carried.

5222 Mrs. M. Avery Re Unlicensed Ladies Hair-Dressing Premises.

Letter from Mrs. M. Avery alleging that unlicensed Ladies Hairdressing premises are being carried on in this area. The Health Inspector submitted a report in connection with this matter advising that the only premises licensed by this Council are those that comply with the provisions of Ordinance 62 of the Local Government Act which regulates the licensing of Barber Shops. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and our Health Inspector make all the enquiries necessary regarding the allegations concerning unlicensed Hairdressing Partners and that Mrs. Avery be informed of the Council’s action in the matter.”

5223 Neon Service Co. Re Sign On No. 5 Bedford St.

Letter from the Neon Service Co. applying for permission to erect a Neon

Signed on the awning at No. 5 Bedford St. It was resolved on the motion of Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Sheehan “That the application be “Received” and granted subject to the payment of the usual fee and the structure been erected to the satisfaction of our Building Inspector.”

5224 Newtown Methodist Mission Re Street Connection On 25th September.

Letter from the Newtown Methodist Mission applying for permission to hold their annual Street collection in this area on Friday 25th September next. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Sheehan that the letter be “Received” and permission as desired be granted.” Carried.

5225 Mrs. N. L. Loxton Dr. A. M. Davidson Re Removal Of Light Opposite Properties In Edgeware Road.

Letters from Mrs. N. L. Loxton and Doctor A. M. Davidson complaining that the removal of the light opposite their properties in Edgeware Rd. Moved by Ald. W. P. Newnham Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham “That the letters be “Received” and referred to the Lighting Committee for attention before next meeting of the Council.” Carried.

5226 Foxall & Lines Re Subdivision Fay’s Hotel 199 Enmore Rd.

Application from Foxall & Lines for approval of subdivision of Fay’s Hotel 199 Enmore Rd. Moved by Ald. Roberts Seconded by Ald. Ryan “That the subdivision be approved and the necessary Certificate be issued.” Carried.

5227 7th Annual Music Week Celebrations.

Letter from the Hon. Organiser of “7th Annual Music Week” asking this Council to hold a Celebration locally during the N.S.W. Music Week 25th September to 3rd October 1936. “Received.”

5228 N.S.W. Drafts Assn. Re Draught Boards In Parks.

Letter from the N.S.W. Draughts Assn. asking this Council to erect a pair of Draught Boards in a local park similar to those erected in Hyde Park. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Parks & Playgrounds Committee for attention and report.”

 

Reports.

5229 Works Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor as Chairman of the Works Committee submitted a report of a meeting held on 27th July 1936 as contained on folios 373/374 of the Works Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 19 incl. Moved by Ald. W. P. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Fleming “That the Works Committee’s report be considered seriatim.” Carried stop

Upon recommendation No. 16 being submitted it was moved by Alderman Roberts Seconded by Ald. Goddard “That the recommendation be adopted”.

Amendment moved by Ald. Sheehan Seconded by Ald. F. A. Newnham “That trees be replaced in Pemell and Juliett Streets and Edgeware and Metropolitan Roads.”

On being submitted the Amendment was lost; the motion was then put and declared carried.

Ald. Fleming moved as a covering motion “That the Works Committee’s report be “Received” and adopted and the recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

 

5230 Ald. Ryan Re Drainage Of Land In Lord St.

Arising out of the Works Committee’s report Alderman Ryan mentioned the fact that the land in Lord Street at the rear of 631 King St. Which had been inspected in connection with the nuisance caused by drainage flowing over the footpath in Lord St. had not been mentioned and the Mayor replied that information was being sought as to whether this property was a private Right of Way or a Public Lane and when this information was obtained the matter would then receive attention.

5231 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was “Received” on the motion of Alderman F. A. Newnham Seconded by Ald. Roberts.

5232 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 137/8 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and the application mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice.

5233 Ald. F. Newnham Re Flood Lighting System.

Ald. F. Newnham asked that the next meeting of the Lighting Committee obtain full particulars as to the new system of floodlighting Parramatta Road Westgate with a view to having some similar installation in the business centre of Newtown.

5234 Ald. Roberts Re Flood Lighting Of Front Of Town Hall.

Ald. Roberts asked that the next meeting of the Lighting Committee consider the advisability of floodlighting front of the Town Hall.

 

The Mayor replied that these matters would receive attention.

 

At this stage Alderman Fleming withdrew.

 

It was then resolved that the Council form itself into Committee of the Whole Council.

Upon resuming Council it was reported.

5235 Tenders For Installation Of Electric Lighting Throughout the Town Hall Buildings

(a). That tenders for the installation of Electric Light throughout the Town Hall building had been considered and your Committee recommends that the lowest tender that of R. J. Beaufils at £2/12/-be accepted.

(b). That the glass tops on the Council Table and Mayor’s Table are found satisfactory the Account be passed for payment.

5237 Disposal Of Second-Hand Woodblocks.

(c). That the matter of the disposal of second-hand woodblocks be deferred until next meeting of the Council and that in the meantime prices be obtained from Enquirers as to the price per 1000 blocks they would offer and the number of blocks required.

5238 Report Re Condition Of Tyres On Motor Lorries.

(d). Your Committee considered a report from the Engineer relative to the condition of the tires on the Motor Lorries and recommends that the offer of the Goodyear Tyre Co. To replace one tyre which was found faulty at a cost of £6/6/- be accepted and that one new 10 plight tyre and to tubes at a cost of £11/16/3 be purchased.

 

It was resolved on the motion of Alderman Roberts Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham “That the report of the Committee of the Whole Council be “Received” and adopted and the recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.”

 

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

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