Tuesday the 8th of October 1935.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 8th day of October 1935 at 7.30pm.

Present

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) the Deputy Mayor (Ald. T. Sheehan J.P.) and Aldermen W.P. Newnham, Ryan, Solomon, Roberts, Dunshea, Fleming and Collyer.

Apologies

Apologies were received and accepted from Mrs. Alderman Fowler & Aldermen F.A. Newnham and Porter.

Minutes

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

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4407 Address By Employees Of E.L. & P.S. Corpn.

Alderman Roberts moved “That the Standing Audits be suspended for the purpose of allowing Delegates from the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Employees Assn. to address the Council.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

Messrs. W. Burke C. Ogilvie and G. Gilchrist, then addressed the Council and said there were nearly 400 Employees vitally concerned in the proposed absorption of their Corpn. by the County Council as it would probably mean the dismissal of many of their number who had been employed by the Corporation for many years and were now over 40 years of age and would therefore find great difficulty in obtaining outside employment – the object of this Deputation from the Employees Assn. was to request the Council not to consent to the absorption of the Corporation by whom they were employed by the County Council.

After hearing all the Delegates and questioning them regarding various aspects of the request now made by them and the terms and conditions of their employment and explaining that the desire of this Council had been to establish a separate County Council consisting of the five Municipalities now served by their Corporation Ald. Roberts moved “That the Members of the Deputation be thanked for their attendance and the manner in which they had placed their views before the Council”.

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

Mr W. Burke suitably responded and the Deputation then withdrew.

4408 Late Mr. C. Hawkes.

Alderman Solomon referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr. Cedric Hawkes and moved that a letter of sympathy be forwarded to his mother Mrs. K Hawkes and his Widow Mrs. C Hawkes”. Seconded by Alderman Roberts.

4409 Late Mr. L. Hobson.

Ald. Solomon also referred to the tragic murder by being kicked to death in King St. Newtown on the 7th instant of Mr. Leslie Hobson and moved that a letter of sympathy be forwarded to his Widow. Seconded by Alderman Dunshea.

Both motions were carried unanimously by the Members of the Council rising in silence.

Correspondence.

4410 Return Thanks.

Letters from Mrs. E. Lingard and Mrs. E. Smith thanking Council for kind letters of sympathy. “Received”.

4411 Mrs. W.H. Delve re illness Of Ex Ald. W.H. Delve.

Letter from Mrs. W.H. Delve thanking Council for kind letter of appreciation and regret in connection with the illness of ex-Alderman W. H. Delve. “Received”.

4412 Public Trustee Re-Awning At No. 10 King St.

Letter from the Public Trustee making application for an extension of time for one month in which to have the Balcony awning removed at No. 10 King St. Newtown. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted provided the Applicant accepts all responsibility in regard to the structure in the meantime.”

Seconded by Ald. W.P. Newnham and carried.

4413 Lands Dept. Re Dedication Of Land For Road And Reserve Purposes.

Letter from the Under Secretary Department of Lands asking if the Council is agreeable to resume and dedicate the whole of the land required for Road and reserve purposes at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Carillon Avenue opposite the new Instance Demonstration School in Carillon Av. so that the land will be vested in the Council in “Fee Simple”. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that the Council has no objection to this method of vesting the “Fee Simple” of this Street and land in the Council provided such resumption and dedication is carried out by the Department without cost to this Council.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

4414 F.M. Burke MLA. Re Anonymous Letters Concerning Food Relief Recipients.

Letter from F. M. Burke M.L.A. Intimating that he will have Council’s Protest re-anonymous letters from malicious persons in regard to Food Relief Recipients conveyed to Mr. Treble Director of Food Relief. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and Mr. Burke be thanked for his attention to this matter.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4415 Carruthers Hunter & Co. Re Accident In Australia St.

Letter from Carruthers Hunter & Co. Solicitors intimating that J Nicholson had met with an accident in Australia St. Newtown through driving over an open trench in that Street on the 22nd ult. A report was submitted from the Engineer which disclosed that the Council was not in any way liable in connection with the alleged accident. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and this Council disclaim all liability in connection with the alleged accident”.

Seconded by Alderman in full Dunshea and carried.

4416 Police Dept. Tramway Dept. Re Glare From Mercury Lamps.

Letters from the Police Dept. and the Tramway Dept. complaining of the glare from the new Mercury Lamps recently installed on the Newtown Bridge.

Ald. Ryan moved “That the letters be “Received” and referred to the Chief Electrical Engineer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. For report to a Meeting of this Council to be held on Tuesday next the 15th inst. At 7pm for the purpose of considering generally the new system of lighting.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4417 Sydney Cab Service Re Benefit For Mrs. J. Smilee.

Letter from the Secretary of the Sydney Cab Service making application for the use of the Town Hall on Monday the 21st instant at Charity Rates for the purpose of holding a Benefit Dance in aid of the Widow of the late James Smilee. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”. Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4418 J.G. Ritson Re Merry-Go-Round In Alice St.

Application from J. G. Ritson for Council’s permission to run a Merry-Go-Round Razzle Dazzle etc. on vacant land at the rear of the Bradford Cotton Mills in Alice St. Newtown for a period of three weeks. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4419 Rd Transport Dept. Re Traffic Dome In Centre Of Bedford St.

Letter from the Department of Road Transport intimating that as requested by the Council a Traffic Dome has been installed in the centre of Bedford Street at its intersection with Liberty St. “Received”.

4420 Union Bank Of Aus. Re Repairs to 39 Richard St.

Letter from the Manager of the Union Bank of Aus. Sydney asking for an extension of time until the 14th inst. For the purpose of obtaining a decision regarding the repairs necessary to No. 39 Richard Street Newtown. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”.

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4421 W.P. Mc Donald Re Awnings In Front Of 489/491 King St.

Letter from W. P. McDonald making application for an extension of time for 3 months in which to remove the awnings in front of premises 489/491 King St. Newtown. Alderman Ryan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted provided the Owner accepts all liability for the structure in the meantime.” Seconded by Alderman in full Collyer and carried.

4422 Balance Sheets From Hospital Saturday Com.

Balance Sheets were submitted from the Hospital Saturday Fund Committee and the Picton Lakes Village T.B. Settlement Committee and were “Received” and ordered to be laid upon the table.

4423 Main Roads Dept. Re. Grants.

Letter from the Engineer Main Roads Dept. Asking if the Council is willing for Grounds on all Main Roads in this area being accepted subject to the general conditions adopted by the Main Roads Dept. applicable to all Main Roads in the State of N.S.W. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Grants accepted subject to the Agreement referred to and at the entire cost of the Main Roads Dept.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4424 2 G.B. Happiness Club Re Concerts for Charitable Purposes.

Letter from the Secretary of the “2 G.B. Happiness Club” making application for the use of the Town Hall from 2 to 5pm on the first Wednesday in each month that the purpose of raising funds for various Charitable objects. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and left in the hands of the Mayor to make arrangements suitable to the Club at Charity Rates where the whole of the proceeds are to be devoted to Charitable purposes.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4425 Enmore Branch Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn. Re Dance.

Letter from A. W. Carr J.P. making application on behalf of the Enmore Branch of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn. for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on the 12th November next for the purpose of holding a Euchre Party & Dance to raise funds to provide Xmas Cheer for its Members.

Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”.

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4426 Supt. Of Traffic Re “No Parking” Signs.

Letter from the Superintendent of Traffic intimating that it is not considered advisable to erect “No Parking” Signs in King Street and Enmore Road that the purpose of indicating to Drivers of Motor Vehicles the times in which parking is prohibited in these thoroughfares Morning and Evening that every vigilance will be exercised by the Police Officers to see that the Regulations are complied with without causing undue hardship. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received”. Seconded by Alderman Fleming.

Amendment moved by Alderman W. P. Newnham “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this Council still desires the erection of these “No Parking” Signs as there is not the constant vigilance by Police Offices as referred to in his letter.”

Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

4427 Newtown Mayor’s Relief Mov’t Re Mayoral Ball.

Letter from Mrs. M. Swift asking on behalf of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement that the Council arrange a Mayoral Ball that the purpose of raising extra ‘Xmas funds for the Movement. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the matter left in the hands of His Worship the Mayor to discuss with the writer the advisability of holding this function as it is thought the near approach of the Hot Weather would militate against the success of a Mayoral Ball at this Season of the year.”

4428 S.J. Divall Re Cricket Match With Bank Hotel Cricket Club.

Letter from S.J. Divall challenging the Council & Staff to a Cricket Match on behalf of the Newtown Bridge Social Club – to be played at “Hollywood” at an early date. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that the Council will accept this challenge that as it has been arranged to play a Cricket Match with the “White Horse hotel Cricket Club” on Sunday 27th inst. Alderman Fleming will confer with the writer to arrange a suitable date for a Cricket Match with the Newtown Bridge Social Club say two or three weeks after that date.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

Reports.

4429 Report Of Business Transacted At The 53rd Annual Conference Of L.G. Assn. Of N.S.W.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) reported at length upon the business transacted at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Local Govt. Assn. of N.S.W. and inter-alia mention that the Council’s motions regarding the abolition of the Milk Board and the conversion of disused Cemeteries into Public Reserves were “Carried” that the further motion “That the hours of labour for all Municipal Employees should not exceed 40 hours per week” was after discussion “Lost”. It had also been decided to hold the next Annual Conference at Lismore. Ald. Sheehan who was also a Delegate to the Conference supported the Mayor’s Report dealing more particularly with the Research Euro and the Newnes Oil Industry.

Ald. Dunshea moved “That the very comprehensive report of the Delegates be “Received” and laid upon the table and His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) and the Deputy Mayor (Ald. T. Sheehan J.P.) be thanked for the satisfactory nature of their report and their attendance at the Meetings of the Conference.”

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4430 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight. Alderman Roberts moved “That the Engineer’s Report be “Received” in seconding the motion Alderman Sheehan asked that the condition of a Lane between London & Phillip Sts. be considered by the Works Committee at its next Meeting on the motion was declared “Carried”.

4431 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 107/8 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Roberts moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and the recommendations contained in paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 be adopted with the elimination of that portion of paragraph 4 which suggested the offering of a reward for information which would lead to the conviction of Vandals.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

Questions Without Notice.

4432 Ald. Fleming Re Lessons In Civic Pride.

Under this heading Alderman Fleming moved “That a letter be forwarded to the Principle of every Schools in Newtown asking them to give at least one lesson per week to the Children to instil a Civic pride and warning them against destroying Public or Private property also stressing the penalties provided under the Local Government Act the such acts of vandalism-the Police to be also requested to exercise greater vigilance to prevent the destruction of trees Bubbler Fountains and other Public property.”

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4433 Ald. Ryan Re Letter Of Appreciation To Mr. E. Webb.

Ald. Ryan moved “That a letter of appreciation be forwarded to Mr. Edward Webb who has been in the employment of the M. Water S. & D. Board for about 29 years during 23 of which he was Turncock in this area and had proved himself an obliging and efficient officer.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4434 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re Hot Mixing Plant.

Alderman W.P. Newnham asked if any further steps have been taken regarding the proposed Hot-mixing Plant.? The Engineer intimated that this matter would form the subject of a report to the next Meeting of the Works Committee.

4435 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re Shed At Gladstone St.

Ald. W.P. Newnham asked what further steps have been taken regarding the erection of a Shed at the Gladstone St. Depot for making concrete slabs etc.? The Engineer intimated that he would be preparing plans at an early date in connection with this matter.

4436 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re James St.

Alderman W.P. Newnham asked that the Works Committee inspect James Street with a view to its extension through to Little Simmons Street.

4437 Ald. Solomon Re Hobson Benefit.

Ald. Solomon moved “That the letters be forwarded to the Editors of the “Herald” the other Daily Press complaining of the unjust reflections on the Shop keepers and Residence of Newtown in connection with the recent murder of Leslie Hobson on the 7th instant.” Seconded by Alderman Sheehan.

A general discussion ensued when the Mayor ruled the motion “Out of Order” as this tragedy was at present sub judice.

4438 Alderman Fleming Re-Resumption Of Land In Albemarle St.

Alderman Fleming asked when the resumption of land in Albemarle St. for Playground purposes would be completed.? The Town Clerk intimated that the Vendor of No. 18 Albemarle St. had now secured the necessary signatures to the Document prepared by his Solicitor and it was hoped the whole of the purchases would be finalised at an early date. One of the Vendors (Mrs. Payne) asked to be allowed to explain her position to the Council when that the Mayor intimated that the delay was caused entirely by one of the Vendors and the Council was ready to pay over the Purchase Price as soon as the Title was made perfect.

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 22nd day of October 1935 at 7.30pm.

Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk           R. Goddard, Mayor.

 

Tuesday the 15th day of October 1935 at 7 o’clock pm.

Minutes of a Special Meeting (duly convened) held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 8th day of October 1935 at 7.30pm.

Present

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

Apology.

An apology was received and accepted from Alderman Porter.

4439 Inspection Of New Mercury Discharge Lamps.

An inspection of the new Mercury Discharge Electric Lights recently erected on the Newtown Bridge was made in company with the Chief Electrical Engineer of the Electric Light & P.S. Corpn. Ltd. (Mr. H. G. Conde) and the Meeting was then continued at the Town Hall when the Mayor explained the business of the Meeting to be to consider generally the new system of lighting on the Newtown Bridge and receive a report from the Chief Electrical Engineer (Mr. H. G. Conde) Re letters of complaint of unpleasant glare from these lights received from the Tramway Dept. and the Police Dept.

4440 Mr Conde Re Glare From New Mercury Discharge Lamps.

Mr Conde reported that he had made alterations in the position and construction of the new Mercury Discharge Lamps which eliminated the glare complained of and both the Tramway Offices and the Police had expressed their satisfaction with the result.

4441 Alderman Roberts Re Mercury Discharge Lamps.

After a general discussion upon the merits of the new lights and questions asked of Mr. Conde and answered Alderman Roberts moved “That the Council considers the new Mercury Discharge Lamps recently installed on the Newtown Bridge are a distinct improvement and directs their retention with an additional similar light at the southern side of the intersection of Enmore road with the Bridge – the other lights and Enmore Rd. between this new light and Bailey St. to be spaced as follows – Light No. 430 at the intersection of Bailey St. and Light No. 431 as early as possible equidistant between the new Mercury Light and Bailey St. These new Mercury Lights to be retained until otherwise notified by the Council.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer at an additional cost of £25 per annum.

Amendment moved by Alderman Dunshea and quote That these new Mercury Lights be left on probation for a further period of three (3) months when their retention or otherwise will gain be considered by this Council.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

Aldermen Dunshea and Ryan asked that their votes be recorded in the negative.

Alderman Roberts moved “That the Lighting Committee met on Monday Night the 21st inst. To consider the advisability of installing an additional light in Wilson St. between King Street and Erskineville Road.” Seconded by Alderman Solomon.

Amendment moved by Alderman Ryan “That the advisability of installing an additional light in Wilson St. between King St. and Erskineville Rd. be referred to the Lighting Committee.” Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

4442 Clayton Utz & Co. Re Transfer Of Land In Albemarle St. for Children’s Playground.

A letter from Council’s Solicitors (Messrs. Clayton Utz & Co.) Was then submitted explaining the difficulties surrounding the transfer of land in Albemarle St. for the purpose of a Children’s Playground. Ald. Ryan moved “That the transfer of the land in Albemarle St. to this Council for playground purposes be proceeded with and this Council’s Solicitors be requested to endeavour to obtain the necessary signatures to perfect the document at this Council’s expense.” Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried.

And there being no further business the Meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 22nd day of October 1935 at 7.30pm.

Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk           R. Goddard, Mayor.

 

Tuesday the 22nd day of October 1935.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 22nd day of October 1935 at 7.30pm.

Present

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

Minutes

Each Member of the Council having received a copy of the Minutes of the last Ordinary and Special Meetings of the Council Alderman Fleming moved that the minutes of the two previous Meetings be taken as read, and confirmed, and signed.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4443 Late Sir A. Parker.

Alderman Solomon referred in feeling terms to the death of the late Sir Alfred Parker Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney and moved “That a letter expressing this Council’s sympathy be forwarded to Lady Members of his family.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried unanimously by the Members of the Council rising in silence.

Correspondence.

4444 Letters of Sympathy.

Letters from Mrs. K. Hawkes and Mrs. J. Hawkes thanking Council for kind letters of sympathy. “Received”.

4445 Secretary For Railways Re Overcrowding Of Trains On Main Suburban Line.

Letter from the Secretary for Railways relative to the overcrowding of Trains on the main Suburban Line during peak hours and intimating that action would be taken in the near future to improve the position generally. “Received”.

4446 Commr. For Road Transport Re Sign At Dangerous Bend On Prince’s Highway.

Letter from the Commissioner for Road Transport intimating that an inspection of the portion of King St. Newtown between the St Georges Hall and the Congregational Church has been made by Officers of the Transport and Police Departments and it is considered that illuminated Warning Signs would serve no useful purpose and Council’s request therefore cannot be acceded to. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and further representations be made regarding the serious danger to vehicular traffic at this dangerous bend which has resulted in fatalities in the past and the Department be requested to reconsider its decision and allow this Council to be represented at any further Conference regarding the subject.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

4447 W. H. Parkes Re Use Of Town Hall For Old Age Pensioners.

Application from W. H. Parkes for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on Monday the 4th of November next for the purpose of holding a Social in aid of the funds of the Newtown Branch of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn.

Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4448 Public Health Dept. Re Milk Samples.

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

4449 Summary Of Business Transacted At Local Govt. Conference.

A Summary of business transacted at the recent Annual Conference of the Local Government Assn of N.S.W. was “Received” and ordered to be laid upon the table.

4450 M. Water S. & D. Board Re Road Construction Of Watkin St.

Letter from the Secretary of the Water S. & D. Board. Asking the class of road construction which is contemplated in repairing the Carriageway of Watkins St. from King to Wilson St. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that owing to the state of the Council’s Finances it has now been decided to defer the permanent paving of Watkin Street and to repair it where necessary and top dress same at an estimated cost of £125. Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4451 Mrs. L. Nicholson Re Use Of Hall For North Newtown Infants Demon. School.

Letter from Mrs. L. Nicholson making application on behalf of the North-Newtown Infants Demonstration School Mothers ‘Club for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on Thursday the 31st inst. to raise funds to provide a Xmas Party for the Children in the Infants School. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4452 Schools Re Lessons In Civic Pride.

Letters from E. E. Prowse (Principle of the Newtown Public School) – T.A. Owen (Principle of the Central Demonstration School) Rev. Brother R.B. Quirke (Principle of St Joseph’s Boys’ School) and T. Nelson (Principle of the Enmore Public School) intimating that they will be pleased to comply with the Council’s request and give weekly lessons to the Children to instil a proper Civic pride and spirit so as to eliminate Acts of Vandalism by the destruction of Public and Private property. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letters be “Received” and the writer’s thanked for their courteous co-operation in this matter.” Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

4453 V.J. Letton Re Lighting on Newtown Bridge.

Letter from V. J. Letton expression appreciation of the improved lighting on the Newtown Bridge especially at the intersection of Enmore Rd. “Received”.

4454 Electric L. & P. S. Corpn. Ltd re-Mercury Vapour Discharge Lamps.

Letter from the Chief Engineer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd intimating that the alterations in the position and structure of the new Mercury Vapour Discharge Lamps recently installed on the Newtown Bridge and consequent already been verbally approved by the Officers of the Road Transport & Tramway Dept. and the Police Officers. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Police and Tramway Depts. Be notified that the steps taken by the Council to eliminate the glare complained of and enquiring if the new lights are now found quite satisfactory to their Officers.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4455 Govt. Relief Director Re Anonymous Communications Re Food Relief.

Letter from the Director of Government Relief per favor of F. M. Burke M.L.A. intimating that whilst enquiries made following the receipt of anonymous Communications regarding persons in receipt of Food Relief assistance is only terminated in those instances where the enquiries reveal that such action is warranted.   Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Director of Government Relief be informed that as far as the Newtown District is concerned – Dole Recipients have been deprived of Food Relief pending enquiries made as a result of anonymous letters and this Council will be glad to have an assurance that in future Dole Recipients will continue to receive their food relief until the alleged irregularities have been proved.”

Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried.

4456 R.S. & S. Imp. League Re Newly Formed Branch of Assn.

Letter from W. Wright asking on behalf of the R. S. & S. Imperial League of Aus. For the use of the Town Hall for the welfare business of the newly-formed Branch of the Assn. It was Resolved that as the Town Hall would probably be in the hands of the Contractors at an early date the letter be “Received”.

4457 Mayoress Of Newtown Re Fair.

Application from the Mayoress of Newtown for permission to conduct a fear with Chocolate Wheel in front of the Town Hall on Friday the 15th of November next to raise funds to furnish a room at the new Nurses’ Home Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”. Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and carried.

4458 Mrs. R. Jones Re-Action Of Council’s Health Officer.

Letter from Mrs. R. Jones complaining of the action of the Council’s Health Inspector in reproving her for depositing garden refuse in the Lane at the rear of her premises. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this Council expects to have the willing co-operation of all its residents in keeping the lanes etc free from debris.

4459 L. J. Smith Re Sighing On Mr. Warwick’s Balcony King St.

Letter from L. J. Smith making application for permission to exhibit a sign on Mr. Warwick’s Balcony King St. Newtown that the purpose of advertising a Dance to be held in the Town Hall St Peters to raise funds to provide a Xmas Tree for the Children of the Members of the Sydney Branch of the G.U.I.O.O.F. Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “Received” and granted for a period not exceeding three weeks subject to Council’s usual conditions governing signs.” Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4460 C. S. Warwick Re Sign Advtg The Empire Speedway.

Application from C. S. Warwick for permission to exhibit a sign on his balcony King St. Newtown to advertise the Empire Speedway at the Showground. Ald. Dunshea moved “That this application be “Received” and granted for a period of three weeks subject to Council’s conditions governing signs.” Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

4461 N.M.R.M. Re Carnival In Missenden Rd.

Letter from Mrs. M. Swift making application on behalf of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement for permission to run a Carnival on vacant land in Missenden Rd. from the 15th to the 29th November next. Ald. Ryan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4462 J. G. Ritson Re Permission To Hold Carnival.

Application from J. G. Ritson for permission to hold a Carnival on vacant land in Missenden Rd. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and the Applicant informed that as the Council has already granted permission for the holding of a Carnival on the same land this application must be refused.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4463 Miss Deery Re Arrears Of Rates.

Letter from Miss Deery explaining that sickness and unemployment has caused her Uncle to fall into Arrears with his rates that she will now endeavour to pay same. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Finance Committee “The letter be “Received” and the writer informed that owing to the unfortunate circumstances mentioned in her letter rates only will be charged.”

4464 J. Higgins Re-Rates Owing.

Letter from J. Higgins intimating that he will pay off his rates if Council will give him employment. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Finance Committee “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that councils Casual Employment when available must under the new act be confined to Returned Soldiers.”

Reports.

4465 Finance Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 22nd inst. as contained on folio 274 of the Finance Committee’s Report which recommended the confirmation of Accounts paid under

Votes of Appropriation amounting to                                                £1618.4.10

Payment of a Accounts passed that Evening                                      £1377.6.0

Total payments of the General Fund since last Meeting                    £2995.10.10

from the Trust Fund £161.19.9.

The Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was also submitted and disclosed a Credit Balance of £10,0418.12.1.

It was further recommended (a). That owing to the unfortunate circumstances of sickness and unemployment of the Owner Rates only be charged on Assessment No. 582 Kingston Ward and the Interest Charge of 12/10 be “Written Off” the Rate Book.

(b). That J. Higgins be informed that the Casual Work when available has under the new Act to be confined to Return Soldiers.

(c). That the letter from H. T. Sutton relative to his duties with the Council be considered in “Committee of the Whole Council”.

Ald. Ryan moved “That the Finance Committee’s Report be “Received and adopted and 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. Solomon and carried.

4466 Works Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) as Chairman of the Works Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 21st inst. as contained on folios 357/9 of the Works Committee’s Report and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 18 inclusive. It was Resolved that the recommendations be considered seriatim and at the conclusion of the consideration Alderman F. A. Newnham moved “That the Works’ Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4467 Lighting Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) as Chairman of the Lighting Committee submitted a Report of a Meeting held on the 21st instant as contained on folio 359 of the Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 3 incl. Ald. Porter moved “That the Report of the Lighting Committee be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

4468 Engineer’s Report.

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

4469 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 107/9 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Fleming moved “That the health Inspector’s Report be “Received” – the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and the recommendations contained in paragraphs 4 and 6 be carried into effect.” Seconded by Alderman Porter and carried.

Questions Without Notice.

4470 Ald. Dunshea Re Stadium Benefit For Mrs. Hobson.

Under this heading Alderman Dunshea mentioned that Mr. Evans of the Newtown Stadium was arranging a Benefit in aid of Mrs. Hobson whose Husband was recently murdered in King Street Newtown-the Alexandria Erskineville and Newtown Councils would be asked to co-operate in making this benefit a success and were all requested to attend a Committee Meeting to be held on Monday the 28th inst. He moved “That a letter of thanks be forwarded to Mr. Evans with an intimation that this Council would be pleased to co-operate in his efforts on behalf of Mrs. Hobson.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4471 Ald. W. P. Newnham Re-Ball In Aid Of N.M.R.Movement.

Alderman W. P. Newnham asked if any further steps have been taken in regard to holding a Ball in aid of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement.? The Mayor intimated that as it was too late in the Season to make a success of the Ball of this nature the matter had been deferred.

4472 Ald. W. P. Newnham Re Brick Footpath In Juliett St.

Alderman W. P. Newnham asked that the Works Committee at its next meeting consider the advisability of replacing the brick footpath in Juliett St. with a tar-paved path similar to the one in Phillip St. and also the reconstruction of the kerb and gutter in Juliett St.

4473 Ald. Roberts Re Carriageway Of Church St.

Alderman Roberts asked that the Works Committee at its next meeting consider the advisability of placing the carriageway of Church St. and proper repair.

4474 Ald. F. A. Newnham Re Tennis Court In Hollis Prk.

Alderman F. A. Newnham asked that the matter of constructing a Tennis Court in Hollis Park be given early attention.

4475 Ald. Ryan Re-Members Of Electricity Joint Committee.

Alderman F. A. Newnham requested the Mayor at the next Meeting of the Gas & Electricity Joint Committee to advocate the forming of a Western Suburbs County Council consisting of the Municipalities of Ashfield Leichhardt Petersham Balmain and Newtown for the purpose of controlling the supply of Electricity to these areas.

Ald. Ryan asked if any Member of the Joint Committee was a Shareholder in the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd.? The Mayor replied in the negative and said he would introduce the matter mentioned by Alderman F. A. Newnham at the next Meeting of the Joint Committee to be held on Monday the 28th inst.

4476 Ald. W. P. Newnham Re Circuit Breakers.

Alderman W. P. Newnham asked that the matter of installing Circuit Breakers be brought forward at the next Meeting of the Joint Committee. The Mayor intimated that this matter was discussed at the last Meeting of the Committee when it was found that the Circuit Breakers would cost 21/-each if a Consumer desired their installation.

4477 Ald. Collyer Re-Darley & John Sts.

Alderman Collyer asked that the Works Committee consider the advisability of reconditioning Darley and John Streets.

4478 Ald. Dunshea Re Suitable Crossings For Pedestrians In Wellington St.

Alderman Dunshea asked the Town Clerk if his message regarding suitable Crossings for pedestrians in Wellington St. where the Water Board was laying a large Water Main had been conveyed to the Engineer.? The Town Clerk replied in the affirmative. The Engineer intimated that he had taken this matter up with the M.Water S.& D. Board who promised that immediate action would be taken. The Mayor intimated that he would take the matter up with the Board early the next Morning.

4479 Ald. W. P. Newnham Re-Alterations To Town Hall.

Ald. W. P. Newnham asked when the Tenders would close for alterations to the Town Hall.? The Mayor replied “During the ensuing week”.

4480 Ald. Fleming Re Cricket Match With The White Horse Hotel Cricket.

Ald. Fleming then introduce question of a Cricket Match at “Hollywood” with the “White Horse Hotel Cricket Club” which it was proposed to hold on the 3rd of November and the matter of the attendance of various Members of the Council was then discussed and the arrangements were left in Alderman Fleming’s Hands.

His Worship the Mayor welcomed Alderman A.E. J. Austin of the Greater Brisbane Council and Alderman W. Dean of the City Council and it was resolved on the motion of Alderman Ryan seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham “That a hearty vote of thanks for their attendance be accorded to these Visitors. The Visitors suitably responded.

4481 Ald. F. Newnham Re Mr. Sutton’s letter.

Alderman F. A. Newnham moved “That the consideration of Mr. Sutton’s letter in committee be deferred to a subsequent meeting of the Council.” Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.

And there being no further business the Meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 5th November 1935 at 7.30pm.

Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk           R. Goddard, Mayor.

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