Tuesday the 5th of November 1935

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 5th day of November 1935 at 7.30pm.

Present.

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

Minutes

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

Seconded by Ald. Collyer and carried.

4482 Late Mr. M. Henwood.

Alderman Dunshea referred in feeling terms to the tragic death of Mr. Montague Henwood Conciliation Commissioner and moved “That a letter expressing this Council’s sympathy be forwarded to his Widow and Sisters. Seconded by Ald. Solomon. The various Members of the Council spoke in eulogistic terms of the distinguished career of Mr. Henwood and his charitable disposition.

4483 Late Mr. Robert Spencer.

Alderman F. A. Newnham referred to the death of Mr. Robert Spencer who was identified with the business life of our Municipality and Alderman Dunshea mentioned the death of Mrs. Iris Mary McGuinness of 31 Wellington Street Newtown and it was unanimously resolved by the Members of the Council rising in silence “That letters of sympathy be forwarded in each instance to the relatives of the deceased.”

Correspondence.

4485 Letter-Return Thanks.

Letter from E. G. Webb (Late Turncock for this district) thanking Council for kind letter of appreciation. “Received”.

4486 Public Trustee Re 191 Wilson St.

Letter from the Public Trustee asking for an extension of time to erect a Suspended Awning in front of 191 Wilson St. as there were no funds in the Estate and they were endeavouring to sell the property subject to Council’s order. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received”. Seconded by Alderman Fleming.

Amendment moved by Ald. F. A. Newnham “That the letter be “Received and three months extension of time be granted provided the awning is removed within that period.” Seconded by Ald. Ryan and Lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

4487 Newtown East A. L. P. Re Town Hall at Charity Rates.

Letter from R. A. Baker asking on behalf of the Newtown East Branch of the A.L.P. for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on Tuesday the 26th instant that the purpose of holding a Dance to assist the Unemployed Members of the Branch. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted if the Hall is available.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4488 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”.

4489 Erskineville Council Re Permission To Open Streets in Municipality Of Erskineville.

Letter from the Erskineville Council intimating that this Council’s request for permission to open the necessary Streets within the Municipality of Erskineville to lay stormwater drain pipes to connect with the M.Water. S. & D. Board’s Stormwater Amplification Scheme had been received and referred to the Finance Committee for consideration. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and in the event of refusal a Deputation from this Council wait upon the Erskineville Council consisting of His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) – the Deputy Mayor (Ald. T. Sheehan J.P.) – and Alderman Ryan. Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4490 Woman’s Conference Against War Re Meeting.

Letter from the Secretary of the Womens’ Conference Against War inviting the Delegates to attend the Conference to be held on the 9th inst. at 27 Bligh St. Sydney. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Mayoress (Miss. I. Goddard) and Mrs. Alderman L. Fowler be appointed the Delegates from this Council to attend the Conference.

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4491 Mass Pro. Ltd. Re Machinery.

Letter from the Secretary of Mass Productions Ltd. Complaining of the Council’s action in prohibiting the use of certain machines between the hours of 11pm and 7am also letter from Miss G. Edgecumb complaining that the nuisance had not been entirely abated from certain Machines being used at Mass Productions Ltd. It was intimated that a visit of inspection would be made to these premises by Members of the Council and both letters were “Received”.

4492 Biddulph & Salenger Re Subdivision Plan Of Land 41 to 47 May St. Application from Biddulph & Salenger for Council’s approval of Subdivision Plan of Land 41 to 47 incl. May St. Newtown. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the application be “Received” and granted.

4493 Police Dept. Re Mercury Discharge Lamps.

Letter from the Police Department intimating that the glare complained of on the Newtown Bridge from the new Mercury Discharge Lamps has now been eliminated and the Police Officers report that the lights are now quite satisfactory. “Received”.

4494 R.S. & S. Imp. Leag. Re Sign Opp. St Georges Hall.

Letter from the Secretary of the R.S. & S. League Newtown Branch asking permission to retain a sign erected opposite the St Georges Hall for a few weeks longer. It was resolved “That the application be “Received” and left in the hands of the Mayor and Town Clerk.

4495 R.S. & S. Imp. L. Re Use of Room At Town Hall.

Further letter from the Secretary of the R.S. & S. League Newtown Branch asking for the use of a room at the Town Hall Newtown to hold their Meetings. Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the application be “Received” and left in the hands of the Mayor.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4496 Bramwell & Vincent Re Steam From Incinerator.

Letter from Bramwell & Vincent asking permission to use steam from the Incinerator for the purpose of providing Hot Showers for the workmen in an adjoining building. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and referred to the Health Inspector for report.”

Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried.

4497 R. P. Hitchen Re Two Weeks Holiday Leave.

Letter from R. P. Hitchen (Deputy Town Clerk) making application for two weeks Holiday Leave. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Porter and carried.

4498 Neon Service Co Re-Sign On Roof At 6/8 King St.

Letter from Neon Service Co. asking permission to place a large Electric Sign on top of the roof at Nos. 6/8 King St. Newtown. It was Resolved “That the application be “Received” and referred to the Works Committee for report.

Reports.

4499 Works Committee 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 5th instant as contained on folios 359/360 of the Committee’s Report Book which recommended

  1. That Subdivision Plan of Land Nos. 41 to 47 incl. May St. be approved.
  2. That the lowest Tender that of A. H. Smith at £2513 be accepted for repairs and alterations to the Town Hall Newtown.

Ald. Ryan moved “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts.

Ald. Dunshea moved as an amendment “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and the matter of the acceptance of Tenders for alterations and renovations to the Town Hall be deferred till the Estimates for the ensuing year are considered and in the meantime alternative Plans be prepared to convert the existing Supper Room into Council Chambers.” Seconded by Ald. Collyer and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

Alderman Dunshea asked that his vote in the negative be recorded.

4500 Timekeeper’s Report.

The Timekeeper submitted a report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight. A discussion ensued as to the proper control of the Works Staff during the Engineer’s absence on Holiday Relieve during which the Town Clerk intimated that as the Time-Keeper (W. Martin) had conveyed instructions to Gangers W. Callaghan and W. J. Boyle (Ganger J. Hilton being absent on Holiday Leave) he had been instructed – in collaboration with the Deputy Town Clerk – to prepare the report for this Evenings Meeting of works completed or in progress. The report was “Received”.

4501 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 110/111 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. It was Resolved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted -and all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect with the exception of paragraph 5 and in this instance Mrs. M. Jeffreys be cautioned regarding placing papers on the foot path and roadway of Darley St. and informed that any repetition of this offence will be met by immediate prosecution.

Questions Without Notice.

4502 Ald. F. Newnham Re Engineer’s Leave Of Absence.

Alderman F. A. Newnham asked why the Engineer had been granted “Leave of Absence” without first making application to the Council in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance 4-15A.? The Mayor intimated that as the Erskineville Council have deferred the consideration of granting permission to this Council to lay stormwater drains within this area for a fortnight he had granted the Engineer “Leave of Absence” upon application made in writing so as to be in readiness to proceed with this work on his return.

4503 Ald. Solomon Re-“Permissible Income Regulations.”

Ald. Solomon moved “That this Council joins with other Local Government Bodies in protesting against the action of the Government in reinstating the “Permissible Income Regulations” and the Members of Parliament for this district Messrs F. M. Burke and R. D. Gorman Ms L.A. be requested to bring this protest before the Premier.” Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4504 Ald. Collyer Re-Letter To Mr. C. Winterbottam Jnr.

Ald. Collyer moved “That a letter be forwarded to Mr. Charles Winterbottam Jnr. Of 79 Darley St. Newtown congratulating him on his success in breaking the On paste Cycle Records from Golden to Sydney – Nowra to Sydney – and Newcastle to Sydney.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4505 Ald. Fleming Re Letter To Ald. Collyer Concerning N.S.W. Railway Ambul. Corps.

Ald. Fleming moved “That a letter be forwarded to Alderman J. Collyer congratulating him on his success (as Leader) with the co-operation of his Team-mates Messrs Coulter, Hockaday and Harris from the Chullora Car Sheds in winning for the second consecutive year the Championship Shield at the N.S.W. Railway Ambulance Corp’s Competition at Warrick Farm on the 29th ult.” Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and carried unanimously.

Ald. Collyer thanked the Members of the Council for their congratulations.

4506 Ald. F. Newnham Re Direction To Engineer.

Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That it be a direction to this Council’s Engineer that in future this staff is to be controlled by the Senior Ganger during his temporary absence on Holiday Leave etc.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

Ald. Fleming moved “That the Council do now resolved into “Committee of the Whole” for the purpose of considering a letter received from H. T. Sutton and the Engineer’s Report thereon.” Seconded by Alderman Porter and carried.

4507 Letter From H. T. Sutton.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole” the matter of a letter from H. T. Sutton relative to his removal from the Blacksmith’s Shop together with the Engineer’s Report thereon had been considered and your Committee now recommends “That it be a direction from this Council that H. T. Sutton is to resume his duties forthwith in the Blacksmith’s Shop and E. Warburton will resuming his previous duties of Pit-Cleansing further that H. T. Sutton be reimbursed for any Wages lost through being placed on the Labouring Staff.

Ald. F. A. Newnham moved “That the Report of the “Committee of the Whole Council” be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

And there being no further business the Meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council on Tuesday the 19th day of November 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

19th day of November 1935.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 19th day of November 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 Roberts, Solomon, F. A. Newnham, W. P. Newnham, Dunshea, Fleming, Porter and Ryan.

Apology.

An apology was received and accepted from Ald. Collyer who was in Melbourne.

Minutes

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

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea who pointed out that the motion moved by Ald. F. A. Newnham was “That it be a direction to this Council’s Engineer that in future his Staff be controlled – during his temporary absence on Holiday Leave – by the Senior Ganger on duty in the following order J. Hilton – W. J. Boyle – and W. Callaghan”. and with this addition the motion was declared carried.

4508 Late Mr. A. Lonergan.

Mrs. Alderman Fowler referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr. Albert Lonergan First Class Constable who was on duty at the Newtown Police Station during the past 16 years and was held in such high esteem for the sympathetic courteous and most able manner in which you carried out his Official duties.”

4509 Ald. Solomon referred to the death of Walter L. Bird the Popular young Sport and

4510 Late Mr. A. W. Goodall.

Alderman Sheehan mentioned the death of Mr. Alfred William Goodall an old and esteemed Resident prominent in Friendly Society Life and it was unanimously Resolved by the Members of the Council rising in silence “That letters of sympathy be forwarded in each instance to the relatives of the deceased.”

Correspondence.

4511 Return Thanks.

Letters from Lady Parker and Mrs. E. E. Spence thanking Council the kind letters of sympathy. “Received”.

4512 F. M. Burke & R. D. Gorman Re Anonymous Letters Concerning Food Relief Recipients.

Letters from F. M. Burke & R. D. Gorman Ms. L.A. relative to

  1. Anonymous communications concerning Food Relief Recipients.
  2. Protesting against action of the Government in reinstating the “Permissible Income Regulations.”

“Received”.

4513 Erskineville Council Re-Opening Streets To Lay Drain Pipes.

Letter from the Erskineville Council granting this Council permission to open the necessary Streets within its area to lay drainpipes to connect the stormwaters from King St. Newtown and Erskineville with the M.Water S. & D. Board’s Amplification Scheme at Harold & McDonald Streets Erskineville. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Erskineville Council be thanked that the permission granted.” Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4514 M. Water S. & D. Brd. Re-Watkin St. Carriageway.

Letter from the Water S. & D. Board. Intimating that as Watkin Street Carriageway is not to be permanently paved at present – the renewal of the Water Mains was not warranted at this juncture. “Received”.

4515 Bulli Shire Council Re Employment Of Men Who Are Not Returned Soldiers.

Letter from the Bulli Shire Council asking co-operation in an appeal to the Government to permit Councils to employ a quota of young men who are not Returned Soldiers so as to train them in the Councils’ service. Alderman Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

4516 Education Dept. Re Repairs To Playground At Enmore Public School.

Letter from the Education Department intimating that it is regretted that there are no funds available at present to carry out the repairs to the Playground at the Enmore Public School. “Received”.

4517 Glebe Council & B. Morrison Rozelle Tram Depot Re Abolition Of Footboard Trams.

Letters from the Glebe Council and also from B. Morrison Rozelle Tram Depot asking co-operation in an effort to induce the State Government to abolish the present obsolete and dangerous type of Footboard Trams with a view to substituting the new type of Corridor trams.

Ald. Ryan moved “That the letters be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4518 Mrs Langsford Re Games In Holmwood St.

Letter from Mrs. Langsford complaining of Children playing games in Holmwood St. and also riding Bicycles at Night without lights. “Received”.

4519 Transport Dept. Re-Mercury Discharge Lamps.

Letter from the Transport Dept. intimating in reply to Council’s enquiry that the lights on the Newtown Bridge were satisfactory with the exception of the clear from the lights at Enmore Rd. and Bedford & Australia Sts. It was also mentioned that the lighting at Enmore Rd. had failed several times during the past three weeks and Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter from the Transport Dept. be “Received” and a copy forwarded to the Chief Engineer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. Together with a complaint regarding the failure of the new Mercury Discharge Lamp at Enmore Rd. with the request that these matters be rectified.” Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4520 Public Health Dept. Re Milk Samples.

Letter from the Department of Public Health covering the analysis of 40 Samples of Milk all of which were found to be correct. “Received”.

4521 E. Brendan Cremer Re Taking Photographs At Town Hall.

Letter from E. Brendan-Cremer making application for permission to take photos at the Town Hall when it is let for Weddings Dances etc. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the matter be left in the hands of the Mayor with power to grant permission provided the hirers of the Hall are quite agreeable.

4522 Miss. M. Russel Re “Leave Of Absence.”

Application from Miss. M. Russell for “Leave of Absence” on the 26th and 27th of November was “Received” and granted.”

4523 Bramwell & Vincent Re Steam From Incinerator.

Letter from Messrs. Bramwell & Vincent asking permission to use steam from the Incinerator to provide Hot Showers for their Workmen was submitted further consideration together with report from the Health Inspector to the effect that steam was available – the connections could be made without any cost to the Council – and that Messrs. Bramwell & Vincent were prepared to pay the sum of £2 per annum for the accommodation; the Health Inspector therefore recommended that the application granted. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter and Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and the recommendation contained in the report be carried into effect.” Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4524 Newtown Dis. Tenants Defence League Re Defence Of Democratic Rights.

Letter from the Newtown Distressed Tenants Defence League inviting the appointment of Delegates to attend a Meeting at 528 King Street Newtown on the 28th inst. At 8pm to hear a Speaker from the Central Committee for the Defence of Democratic Rights. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” co-operation as desired be granted and Alderman T. Sheehan (Deputy Mayor) and Alderman S. A. Fleming be appointed Delegates from this Council.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4525 Fullers Theatres Ltd. Re Wire To Be Attached To Majestic Theatre.

Letter from Fullers Theatres Ltd granting permission for a Suspending Wire to be attached to the wall of the Majestic Theatre in connection with the erection of a high candle- power electric light over the centre of Wilson St. so as to obviate the necessity for an additional pole on the foot path.” Ald. Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writers thanked for the consent now given.” Seconded by Ald. Solomon and granted.

4526 H. G. Nixon Re Baptist Church Sunday School Anniversary.

Application from H. G. Nixon for Council’s permission to exhibit a Calico Sign at 673 King Street Newtown in connection with the Baptist Church Sunday School Anniversary Services to be held on the 24th and 26th insts. Ald. Ryan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.” Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4527 R. Byrnes & F. P. Christie Re “Notices To Quit” Council’s Premises.

Letters from R. Byrnes and F. P. Christie relative to “Notices to Quit” Council’s premises served on them in connection with the alterations and renovations to be made to the Town Hall premises. It was Resolved “That the letters be “Received” and considered in conjunction with the Finance Committee’s Report.”

4528 F. M. & S. Councils Employees Union Re 40 Hr. Week.

Letter from the Hon. J. Tyrrell General Secretary of the Federated Municipal & Shire Councils Employees Union of Aus. Asking that the Working hours of Council’s Wages Staff be reduced to 40 hours per week. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and considered in conjunction with the Works Committee’s report on this matter.” Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4529 Hume Pipe Co. Re Reinforced Concrete Pipes.

Letter from the Branch Manager of the Hume Pipe Co. (Aust) Ltd. Relative to the supply of reinforced concrete pipes according to Dept. Of Main Roads Specification. It was Resolved “That this letter be “Received” and considered in conjunction with the Works Committee’s report on the matter.”

4531 C. Newman & Son Re Cross Blind In Front Of 202 King Street.

Application from C. Newman & Son for permission to erect a Cross Blind in front of No. 202 King Street Newtown. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the application be “Received” and granted subject to Council’s Regulations governing Cross Blinds.

Reports.

4532 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 of the Finance Committee held on the 19th inst. as contained on folio 275/7 of the Finance Committee’ S Report Book which recommended the confirmation of Accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting to                                                         £ 806.10.0

and payment of Accounts passed that Evening                                  £ 609.0.4

Total payments from the General Fund since last Meeting               £1415.10.4

The Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was also submitted and closed a Credit balance of £8,751/5/3

Recommendations were also made as follows;

  1. Voting the sum of £7,100 to carry out the works set forth on folio 275 of the Committee’s Report Book.
  2. That in future the period of one year in connection with absence from duty of an Employee on Sick Leave shall be from the 1st of January to the 31st of December in each and every year where Sick Leave has not already been taken between 12/9/35 and 31/12/35.
  3. Payments for purchase of property for Children’s Play grounds.
  4. Payment of the sum of £3/3/- to H. T. Morgan & Sons for Obtaining Signatures to the Transfer of Land No. 18 Albemarle St.
  5. Two Double headed Petrol Pumps at No. 8 Edgeware Rd.
  6. Vacation of Council’s premises by F. P. Christie and R. Byrnes in connection with alterations and renovations to the Town Hall.
  7. Payments to be made to the Contractor is in connection with alterations and renovations to the Town Hall together with surety for the performance of the work.
  8. Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown East Branch of the A.L.P. relative to Members of Council’s Staff.

Ald. 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 the recommendations contained therein be carried into effect – and that Messrs. R. Burns and F.P. Christie be notified of Council’s decision regarding the vacationing of portion of the Town Hall premises required for alterations and renovations.” Seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham re-said he had requested a Return to be furnished regarding Sick Leave mentioned in paragraph (b). The Town Clerk intimated that Alderman Newnham was absent on Holiday Leave from the following Meeting – for which the Return had been prepared and then handed the Return to Alderman F. Newnham. The Motion was declared carried.

Ald. Fleming asked that the preparation of the Childrens’ playgrounds be preceded with as soon as the land is paid for and made available as recommended by the Finance Committee.

4533 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 18th inst. as contained on folio 360/1 of the Works Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 14 incl. It was Resolved “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and its recommendations considered seriatim together with letters from the General Secretary of the Federated Municipal & Shire Council’s Employees Union and E. Warburton Union Delegate also from the Manager of the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd.

Upon recommendation No. 9 being submitted relative to Juliett St. footpath the Engineer intimated that the sum of £19 remained to be spent on repairs to the footpath and tarpaved the whole of the path would cost £150.

Upon recommendation No. 10 being submitted relative to premises No. 24 Edgeware Rd. and the question of sub-letting generally it was Resolved that a Special Meeting of the Council be convened for Wednesday the 27th instant at 7.30pm to consider the whole matter.

Upon recommendation No.13 being submitted together with letters from the Hon. J. Tyrrell and E. Warburton Alderman Sheehan moved as an Amendment “That the hours of labour for the Engineer’s Staff be as requested in Mr. E. Warburton’s letter.” Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and lost and the Town Clerk was instructed to notify the Hon. J. Tyrrell and Mr. E. Warburton of the Council’s decision in this matter.

Upon recommendation No. 14 been submitted together with letter from the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd. Dated the 19th inst. Alderman Dunshea asked “From whom did the Representative from the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd. Receive the information which prompted him to write this letter before the report of the Works Committee was submitted to the Council.”? The Engineer intimated that about 9am that morning (19th inst.) He received a phone message concerning the Works Committee’s decision regarding the supply of pipes in accordance with the Department of Main Roads Specification and upon asking from whom the engineer received his information he was informed “From one of the Aldermen”. He (The Engineer) declined to give any further information regarding the matter.

Recommendation No. 14 was then “Received” and adopted. Alderman Porter intimated that at a later stage of the Meeting he would move a Resolution regarding the letter from the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd.

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

4534 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight. Ald. Roberts moved “That the engineer’s Report be “Received” and adopted.” In seconding the motion Alderman F. A. Newnham referred to the narrow strips behind the kerb which in many lanes required re-tar paving and the Mayor said he would take this matter up with the Engineer and the motion was declared carried.

4535 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 111//112 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the report be “received” and adopted the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and the recommendations contained in paragraphs 4 and 5 be carried into effect.” In seconding the motion Ald. Solomon asked what steps have been taken regarding complaints of offensive smells from surface water mentioned in paragraph 4 of the report? The Mayor intimated that the M.Water S.& D. Board Officials would be in attendance the following day to inspect this locality in company with Council’s Health Officer on the motion was declared carried.

Questions Without Notice.

4536 Ald. Porter Re Letter from Hume Pipe Co.

Under this heading Alderman Porter moved “That this Council hold a full enquiry into the Engineer’s statement regarding the letter from the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd dated 19th inst. and the writer of the letter be asked from whom Mr. Hocart received the confidential information regarding this Council’s Works Committee’s deliberations which prompted him to write the letter under review and asking further if Mr. Hocart will kindly attend the next Meeting of this Council to be held on Tuesday 3rd of December at 7.30pm to give the Council the fullest information on the matter.” Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham and carried.

4537 Ald. W. P. Newnham Re Open Crossings In Sarah St.

Ald. W. P. Newnham asked that the Works Committee inspect the open- crossing in Sarah St. near Simmons St. to report upon the advisability and probable cost of substituting a concrete box drain.

4538 Ald. Dunshea Re Guards At Entrance To Phillip Street Subway.

Ald. Dunshea said that arrangements had now been finalised for the Hobson Benefit at the Newtown Stadium on Thursday the 21st inst. Which promise to be a great success.

4540 Ald. Fleming Re Cricket Match With White Horse Hotel Cricket Club.

Ald. Fleming asked that definite information regarding the proposed Cricket Match with the White Horse Hotel Cricket Club and as it transpired that it was inconvenient for the Aldermen to attend Alderman Fleming declared the Match off.

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 3rd day of December 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

Wednesday the 27th November 1935.

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Wednesday the 27th of November 1935 at 7.30pm.

Present.

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

Apology.

An apology was received and accepted from the Deputy Mayor (Alderman T. Sheehan J.P.).

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) intimated that the Special Meeting had been called to consider the recommendation made in paragraph 10 of the Works Committee’s Report adopted by the Council on the 19th inst. which read as follows;

4541 Premises No. 24 Edgeware Rd. Sub- Letting.

“Your Committee inspected premises No. 24 Edgeware Rd. referred to in the Health Inspector’s Report and found the building and its appurtenances are maintained in clean and healthy condition and recommends that the question of sub- letting generally be referred to a subsequent Meeting of the Council for consideration in “Committee of the Whole”.

Mrs. Ald. Fowler moved “That the Council do now resolved into “Committee of the Whole” to consider the question of sub-letting of portions of dwellings and rooms within this area.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4542 Committee Of The Whole Re Question Of Sub-Letting Portions Of Dwellings.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole” the question of sub-letting of portions of dwellings and rooms within this area had been considered and your Committee now recommends

“That the Executive of the Local Government Assn. of N.S.W. be urged to obtain an amendment of the Local Govt. Act to prohibit the sub-letting of portion of a Home or of a room or rooms until a Certificate has been obtained from the Council – that such house or any portion of it is suitable for a sub-letting certificate such application to be accompanied by Plans (in duplicate) showing the proposed method of sub-letting and the provisions which will be made for the Tenants as regards Kitchen Bathroom Lavatory and laundry accommodation and other domestic conveniences. The sub-lettings to be in accordance with the Plans approved by the Council.”

Ald. Roberts moved “That the Report of the Committee of the Whole Council with its recommendation be “Received” and adopted.” Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham and carried.

4543 Ald. Fleming Re New 600 C.P. Light In Centre Of Wilson St.

Ald. Fleming expressed approval of the new 600 C.P. Light recently suspended over the centre of Wilson Street at its intersection with Erskineville Rd.

4544 Ald. Dunshea Re Entrances To Motor Garage 11 Erskineville Rd.

Ald. Dunshea asked the Engineer to inspect the Entrances to the Motor Garage No. 11 Erskineville Rd. next to the Railway Line which he thought were a danger to pedestrian traffic.

4545 Ald. Collyer Re Slurry In Lord Street Caused By Clay Falling.

Ald. Collyer asked that the slurry in Lord St. caused by Clay falling from Motor Lorries be cleaned off and it was subsequently arranged that the Engineer would have the Carriageway flushed clean from the hydrant.

4546 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re Re-Spacing Of Lights In Enmore Rd.

Ald. W.P. Newnham asked that the matter of re-spacing the lights and Enmore Rd. between the new Mercury Discharge Lamp at the intersection of Newtown Bridge & Enmore Road – and Bailey St. be brought under the notice of the Chief Engineer of the Electric L. & P.S. Corpn. The Mayor said he would have this matter attended to.

And there being no further business the Meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday the 3rd of December 1935.

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

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