Tuesday the 3rd day of December 1935.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council held at the Council Chambers Newtown Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 3rd day of December 1935 at 7.30pm.

Present.

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

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. Roberts.

4547 Ald. Solomon Re-Message Received From Mr. Hocart Of Hume Pipe Co. Ltd.

Ald. Solomon moved as an amendment “That the minutes be “Received” and in the engineer’s report re-message received from Mr. Hocart of the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd. Instead of “From one of the Aldermen” (as contained on folio 2047 of the Minute Book) it is altered to read “From two of the Aldermen”. Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler.

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

4548 Ald. Porter Re-Mrs. Julia V. Halcroft.

4549 Late Mrs. E. Mather.

Alderman Porter referred in feeling terms to the death of Mrs. Julia Violet Halcroft of 17 Belmore St. the wife of John Halcroft and old and esteemed Resident of our Municipality and Alderman Collyer also referred in feeling terms to the death of Mrs. Eva Mather the wife of an old Employee of this Council and moved “That a letter of sympathy be forwarded in each instance to the relatives of the deceased.” These motions were seconded by Aldermen T. Sheehan and J. Solomon and carried unanimously by the Members of the Council rising in silence.

Correspondence.

4550 Return Thanks.

Letters from Mrs. A. W. Goodall- Miss A. Henwood – and J. McGuinness thanking Council for the kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.

4551 Main Rds. Dept. Re Stormwater Drainage In King St. South.

Letter from the Main Roads Dept. granting Council permission to proceed with the work of improvements to the stormwater drainage in King Street South to connect with the M. Water. S. & D. Board’s Amplification Scheme – at an estimated cost of £3,505 – this Council’s share of the cost to be £1,278/15/-. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the work be preceded with.”

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4552 Main Rds. Dept. Re “Caution To Traffic” Signs.

Further letter from the Main Roads Dept. declining to erect additional “Caution to Traffic” Signs on State Highway No. 1 (King St.) between St George’s Hall and the Congregational Church. “Received”.

4553 C. Dickie Re Lecture On Democratic Rights.

Letter from C. Dickie altering the date of the Lecture on Democratic Rights to Thursday the 5th inst. “Received”.

4555 Ryde Council Re General Conditions Affecting Unemployed & Relief Workers.

Letter from the Ryde Council asking that Delegates be appointed to attend a Conference to be arranged in connection with the general conditions affecting Unemployed and Relief Workers. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” co-operation as desired be granted – and His Worship the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor be appointed the Delegates to represent this Council at the Conference.” Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and carried.

4556 North-Newtown Inter. High School and N.S.W. Teachers Federn. Re Teacher’s Res. Garbage Fees.

Invitation from P. B. Cox to attend the North-Newtown Intermediate High School Speech Day on Thursday the 5th inst. at 2pm. Ald. Porter moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and as many as possible attend.” Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

4557 Perpetual Trustee Co. Re Improvements to 33/49 Georgina St.

Letter from the Perpetual Trustee Co. Asking for reconsideration of Council’s decision relative to improvements to premises 33/49 Georgina St. Newtown. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the next Meeting of the Works Committee and Mr. Cowper be invited to attend the Meeting.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4558 Main Rds. Dept. Re Rate Struck For Year 1936.

Letter from the Main Roads Dept. intimating that the Main Roads Rate struck for the ensuing year is seven-sixteenths of a penny in the £on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable land within this area the total estimate Income and Expenditure being £773,000. “Received”.

4559 Main Rds. Dept. re-Rounding-Off Cnr. Erskineville Rd. & Wilson St.

Further letter from the Main Roads Dept. covering Sketch Plan of proposed rounding-off of the corner of Erskineville Rd. and Wilson St. and asking for an estimate of the cost of the work. The Engineer reported the estimated cost of this work to be £48/14/-. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” – the Engineer’s Report endorsed and the necessary information be forwarded to the Main Roads Dept.” Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4560 N.M.R.M. Re Committee Meeting On 9/12/1935.

Letter from Mrs. M. Swift inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to attend a Meeting of the Committee of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement to be held at the town Hall on Monday the 9th inst. at 2pm. Alderman Roberts moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and the Mayor, deputy Mayor and as many of the Members of the Council as can make it convenient to attend the Meeting.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4561 J.G. Ritson Re Razzle Dazzle 572/9 King St.

Application from J. G. Ritson for permission to have a Razzle Dazzle Merry-go-round etc. on vacant land at 575/9 King St. Newtown. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted till the 31st inst. Subject to the usual conditions.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4562 E.L. & P.S. Coren Re E From Mercury Discharge Lamps On Newtown Bdge.

Letter from the Chief Engineer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. intimating that he is taking up the matter of glare from certain Mercury Discharge Lamps on the Newtown Bridge with the Chief Traffic Manager with a view to complying with his request and that the trouble in connection with the light at the intersection of the Newtown Bridge and Enmore Road had been located and rectified. “Received”.

4563 Curtis & Warner Re Permission To Play Musical Instruments.

Letter from F. G. Curtis and P. J. Warner asking permission to play musical instruments within the area once every three weeks. Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “Received” granted (subject to Police approval) till 31st March next when a further application for renewal may be made if desired.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4564 B. Burns Re Extension Of Time To Vacate Shop 3 Bedford St.

Letter from B. Burns asking for an extension of time in which to vacate Council’s Shop No. 3 Bedford St. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and left in the hands of the Mayor for attention.” Seconded by Alderman Porter and carried.

4565 Min For Social Services Re-Distribution Of Primary Products.

Letter from the Minister for Social Services (per favour of F. M. Burke M.L.A.) intimating that there would be a distribution of Primary Products before Xmas and asking the co-operation of the Council Churches and Benevolent Societies in the distribution. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and it be left in the hands of the Mayor to convene a Meeting and make the necessary arrangements for this distribution of Primary Products.” Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

Reports.

4566 Mayoral Minute Re Resume Of Year’s Activities.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) submitted his Annual Minute giving a resume of the year’s activities. Ald. Solomon moved “That the Mayoral Minute be “Received” and adopted and the Mayor congratulated upon the, the offensive nature of his report and the excellent work carried out during the past year.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts – supported by various Members of the Council and carried you and unanimously.

4567 Engineer’s Report & Addendum Re Mileage Of New Motor Trucks.

The engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight together with an Addendum intimating that the statements that the new Motor Trucks run only 90 miles per months or in three months was incorrect as the Engineer’s report dated the 19th August stated that the No. 1 Lorry averaged 149. 3 miles per week and the No. 5 Lorry 125.8 miles per week. Ald. Fleming moved “That the Engineer’s Report and Addendum thereto be “Received”. Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4568 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report is contained on folios 113/114 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Roberts moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” the application mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and the recommendations contained in paragraphs 4 and 5 be carried into effect.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried into effect.

Motions Pursuant To Notice.

4569 Ald. Solomon Re 40 hour Week for Engineer’s Staff.

ALDERMAN SOLOMON MOVED:-

“That the motion carried the last Meeting of the Council dealing with the manner in which the 40 Hours per week labour of the Engineer’s Staff shall be worked each day be and is hereby rescinded.” (This motion of the Rescission was also signed by Aldermen F. B. Roberts and H. Dunshea). Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

ALDERMAN SOLOMON MOVED:-

“That the 40 hours per week labour of the Engineer’s Staff be worked each week as follows on and after Friday the 6th December 1935;-

Monday to Thursday  7.30am to 4.15pm.

Friday                          7.15am to 4pm.

With three-quarter hour each day dinner time (12 to 12.45)”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

Order Of The Day.

4570 Re Letter From Hume Pipe Co. Ltd Concerning Concrete Pipes.

To interview Mr. Hocart re-the letter received from the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd. regarding concrete pipe supplies.

A letter was submitted from the Secretary of the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd. explaining the action of the Company forwarding its letter of the 19th ult. was in accord with ordinary business methods and with the desire to give more complete information to the council also intimating that it is thought no good purpose would be served by Mr. Hocart attending the Meeting of the Council. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received”.

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

During the discussion which ensued Ald. Porter moved “That the Council request the Engineer to state the particulars of a Telephone Message he received from the representative of the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd. when the names of the two Aldermen were mentioned.” Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

At this juncture Alderman Ryan intimated that he had had a conversation with Mr. Hocart with a view to obtaining more definite information regarding lengths of pipes butt-end joints etc. so as to be in a better position to discuss the whole question and stated his only reason in so doing was to have more complete information for the Meeting of the Council on the 19th inst.

At the Mayor’s request the Engineer then stated that at 9am on the 19th ult. He was interviewed by Mr. Hocart of the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd who stated he had been interviewed by Alderman Dunshea – a stout gentleman – on the Wharf and that he had an appointment with Alderman Dunshea at the Town Hall that morning at 9.30am and he had been advised that a Tender would probably be accepted that Evening. Ald. Dunshea asked Alderman Ryan if he had used his (Alderman Dunshea’s) name in this matter. Ald. Ryan replied in the negative. Alderman Dunshea intimated that he had no knowledge of the transactions mentioned by the Engineer nor had he had any conversation with Mr. Hocart regarding the matter.

Ald. Roberts moved “That the further consideration of the matter be deferred until the next Meeting of the Council and in the meantime the writer be requested to allow Mr. Hocart to attend the next Ordinary Meeting of the Council on the 17th inst. to give further information as Alderman H. R. Dunshea had no knowledge of the transactions connected with his name and the Council would like further information regarding the matter.” Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and carried.”

4571 Opening Of Meeting For Election Of Mayor.

At this juncture – as it was approaching the hour of 9pm – Alderman F. A.

Newham moved “That the Ordinary Meeting stand adjourned for the purpose of opening the Meeting for the Election of Mayor.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

Ald. Solomon moved “That the Meeting for the Election of Mayor stand adjourned until the conclusion of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council.” Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newham and carried.

The business of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council was then resumed.

Questions Without Notice.

4572 Ald. Fleming Re Hours Of Labour For Health Inspector’s Staff.

Under this heading Alderman Fleming moved “That the question of the hours of labour worked by the Staff under the control of the Health Inspector (Mr. J Kirkpatrick) be reviewed and meeting for this purpose be held on Monday 16th instant at 7.30pm – the Delegates to be His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen T. Sheehan I. E. Ryan and R. S. Got ours and the Health Inspector and two of Council’s Employee’s – representing the Staff.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4573 Ald. Fleming Re Repairs To Wellington St,

Alderman Fleming asked that the repairs to Wellington St. be completed as soon as possible.

4574 Ald. W. P. Newnham Re Holes In Enmore Rd.

Alderman W. P. Newnham drew attention to two holes in Enmore Rd. near Bailey St. and other one near Marian St.

4575 Ald. Sheehan Re Planting Of Ornamental Trees In Phillip & London Sts.

Alderman Sheehan asked that the Works Committee consider the advisability of planting ornamental trees on each side of the Carriageway in Phillip and London Streets.

4576 Ald. Porter Re Lighting In Yaralla Street.

Alderman Porter asked that the Lighting Committee inspect Yaralla St. with a view to erecting an additional light.

4577 Ald. Collyer Re Improvements At Inter. of John & Darley Sts.

Alderman Collyer asked that the improvements at the intersection of John and Darley Streets be proceeded with as early as possible.

4578 Re Hired Lorries.

The Mayor said that the various matters mentioned by the Aldermen would be attended to and intimated that he had had a Return prepared and placed in the Aldermen’s Folders giving a statement of hired lorries from the 7th February to the 6th June 1935 which disclosed the average weekly high to be – £28/10/-.

Alderman Sheehan moved “That the Mayor’s Report be “Received” and adopted.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

And there being no further business the Meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council to be held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 17th day of December 1935 at 7.30pm.

 

Tuesday 3rd day of December 1935 after the conclusion of the Ordinary Meeting.

Minutes of a Special meeting of the Council Held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 3rd day of December 1935 after the conclusion of the Ordinary Meeting.

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, Ryan, Collyer, Dunshea, Fleming and Porter.

His Worship the Mayor declared the business of the Meeting to be the Election of Mayor for the ensuing term and to determine

  1. Whether or not the Council will grant an allowance to the Mayor for the ensuing term.
  2. If it is determined to grant an allowance to fix the amount.
  3. To elect a mayor for the period beginning the 3rd December 1935.
  4. To elect a Deputy Mayor if the Council so desires.

4578 Special Meeting For Election Of Mayor.

Alderman F. A. Newnham moved “That the Council grant an allowance to the Mayor for the ensuing term.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

Alderman Ryan moved “That the Mayoral Allowance for the ensuing term be the sum of £150.” Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

Alderman Fleming nominated Alderman Horace Raymond Dunshea for the Office of Mayor of the Municipality of Newtown for the ensuing term and there being no further nominations Alderman Horace Raymond Dunshea was declared duly elected Mayor of the Municipality of Newtown for the ensuing annual term.

The Retiring Mayor then inducted the newly-elected Mayor (Ald. H. R. Dunshea to the Mayoral Chair and congratulated him on his election.

Alderman Sheehan moved “That Alderman William Patrick Newnham J.P. be the Deputy Mayor for the ensuing annual term.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) and the Deputy Mayor (Alderman Wm. P. Newnham J.P.) thank the Council for the honour conferred upon them.

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 17th day of December 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

Tuesday the 17th day of December 1935.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 17th day of December 1935 at 7.30pm.

Present.

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

Apology.

An apology was received and accepted from Alderman F. A. Newnham.

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 Roberts and carried.

Correspondence.

4580 Return Thanks.

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

4581 Erskineville Council Re Platforms On Macdonaldtown Station.

Letter from the Erskineville Council asking co-operation in a request to have suitable shelter erected on the platforms at Macdonaldtown Railway Station to give passengers protection from the Weather. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

4582 Drummoyne Council Re Rental Allowance.

Letter from the Drummoyne Council asking co-operation in a request to the Government to grant a rental allowance of 12/-per week to impoverished tenants. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

4583 Director Of Govt. Relief Re Parcels Of Primary Products.

Letter from A. T. Treble Director of Government Relief acknowledging Council’s letter asking that the number of parcels of Primary Products issued to this Council be double as the last distribution was inadequate and intimating that the matter would receive consideration. “Received”.

4584 Tramway Dept. Re Mercury Discharge Lamps On Bridge.

Letter from the Acting Chief Traffic Manager Tramway Dept. Intimating that the Mercury Discharge Lamps recently installed on the Newtown Bridge and now found satisfactory as the glare has been eliminated. “Received”.

4585 Madame H. Boydell Re Straying Animals In Univ. Grounds.

Letter from Madame H. Boydell complaining that straying animals cause a nuisance in the University Grounds. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer be informed that the University Grounds are within the City of Sydney to whom application should be made for the nuisance complained of to be remedied.” Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham and carried.

4586 Brd. Of Fire Com. Re Contrib. For 1936.

Letter from the Sec Board Of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. covering estimates for the year 1936 which disclose the contribution from Newtown to be £971/6/8 an increase of 16/4 on the previous year. “Received”.

4587 Rev. L.W. Farr Re Anzac Memorial Service at Cong. Church.

Letter from the Revd. L. W. Farr congratulating His Worship the Mayor (Ald. H.R. Dunshea) on his selection and inviting the Members of the Council and Staff to attend the Anzac Memorial Service at the Congregational Church on Sunday the 26th April next. Ald. Porter moved “That the letter be “Received” – the invitation accepted with thanks – and as many possible attend.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4588 R.S. & S. Imp. Leag. Re Function On 17th Dec. 1935.

Letter from the Hon. Secretary of the Returned Sailors & Soldiers Imperial League of Aus. Newtown Branch congratulating His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) on his election and inviting the members of the Council to attend and Entertainment to be held on the 17th inst. His Worship the Mayor said that he had already acknowledged this invitation with thanks and informed the writer that the Ordinary Meeting of the Council on the same date would unfortunately preclude the attendance of the Aldermen and the letter was “Received”.

4589 Auburn Council Re Medical Examination Of Relief Workers.

A letter from the Auburn Council asking co-operation in a request to the Government for a proper system of medical examination of all Relief Workers engaged in heavy work to ascertain whether they are physically capable of performing such work without danger to their health and if declared unfit for heavy work they be paid Wages equivalent to the amount they would receive from such work until suitable work is available.” Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4590 Marrickville Horticultural Soc. Re Flower Show On 14th March 1936.

Letter from the Secretary of the Marrickville Horticultural Society inviting financial support for the first Flower Show which is to be held on the 14th March 1936. The Secretary of the Society (Ald. W. C. Richardson) who was present was welcomed by the Mayor and explained the aims and objects of the Society and Alderman Collyer moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee for report.” Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4591 E.L. & P.S. Corpn. Ltd Re Season’s Greetings.

Letter from the Chief Engineer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd Conveying the Season’s greetings and wishing the Members of the Council a happy and prosperous New Year. “Received”.

4592 Sweet Bros. Ltd. Re Mayoral Minute.

Letter from D. Benjamin Managing Director of Sweet Bros Ltd. Complementing the Council on the excellent nature of its Annual Report and wishing the Mayor and Aldermen a happy and prosperous New Year. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the good wishes expressed therein be heartily reciprocated.” Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4593 G. J. Baker Re Vacancy On Brd. Fire Com.

Letter from G. J. Baker late Municipal Representative on the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. intimating that as he has been appointed Conciliation Commissioner for this State his seat on the Fire Brigade Board of N.S.W. will now be vacant. – Thanking the Council for past favours – and wishing to happy and prosperous New Year. “Received”.

4594 Counsellor E.S. Shaw and Ald. Simmons Re Election to Fire Board.

Letters from Counsellor E. Shaw (Sutherland) and Alderman F. Simmons (Ashfield) intimating that they will be candidates for the seat on the Board of Fire Commissioners rendered vacant by the resignation of G. J. Baker and will address the Council at an earlier date if convenient. “Received”.

4594 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”.

4596 J. Keeman Re Seamen’s Strike.

Letter from J. Keeman asking permission for a Delegate to address the Council in support of the Seamen’s Strike. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Delegate be allowed ten minutes to address the Meeting.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

4597 Address By Delegate From Seamen’s Strike Committee.

The Delegate Mr. Berlick then address the Council and explained the disabilities under which the new Award placed the Seamen and gave details of the aims and objects of the Seamen’s Strike Committee. At the conclusion of the Address Ald. Roberts moved “That Mr. Berlick be thanked for his informative address and assure that the Seamen have this Council’s moral support in the present dispute and the matter of financial support be referred to the Members of the Council for their individual attention.” Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4598 Distressed Tenants Defence League Re Crimes Act & Its Amendments.

Letter from C. Dickie requesting the Council on behalf of the Distressed Tenants League Newtown Branch to convene a Public Meeting at an early date to protest against the provisions of the Crimes Act and its Amendments. Ald. Porter moved “That the letter be “Received” and the request complied with.”

Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

4599 Min. For Transport Re Tram-Cars.

Letter from the Hon. M. F. Bruxner Minister for Transport per favour of F. M. Burke M.L.A. intimating that 208 Corridor Tram-Cars are in commission and 250 more have been ordered and the replacing of obsolete Cars with the new type of Corridor Tram-Car will be proceeded with this rapidly as possible. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and Mr. Burke be thanked for his attention to this matter.” Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4600 R.A. Levine Re Awnings at 187/9 King St.

Letter from R. A. Levine asking for an extension of time to remove the awnings from the premises 187/9 King St. it was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the letter be “Received” and an extension of time for 3 months be granted provided the Applicant accepts all risk and responsibility in connection with these structures in the meantime.”

4601 Dammann Asphalt Co. Re Bitumen Boiler at No. 1 Depot.

Letter from Dammann Asphalt Ltd. offering the sum of £15 for the Bitumen Boiler at the No. 1 Depot no longer required. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That this offer (which is the highest received) be accepted.”

4602 Perpetual Trustee Co. Re Terrace Of Houses 23/51 Georgina St.

Letter from the Perpetual Trustee Co. Ltd. intimating that Terrace of Houses 23 to 51 Georgina St. in the Estate of Mrs. M. Thallon would be left in each instance as one dwelling and not as three Self-contained Flats and asking that the Plans be approved to provide for two Lavatories and two Bathrooms in each of the houses. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the letter be “Received” and as Mr. Cowper representing the Company was present to confirm the statement that each house was to be let as one dwelling and not as three self-contained Flats the request be complied with.”

4603 Boomerang Social Club Re Use Of Hall In The Past-Invitation To Xmas Party.

Letter from Mrs. Butler Secretary of the Boomerang Social Club thanking Council for the use of the Town Hall at reduced rates in the past – inviting the Members of the Council to a Xmas Party to be held at the Douglas Hall Enmore Rd. on the 21st inst. – and wishing all a successful New Year. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” – the invitation accepted with thanks and as many as possible attend.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

4604 J. Kirkpatrick And M. Russell Re Annual Holiday Leave.

Application from J. Kirkpatrick (Health Inspector) for his Annual Holiday Leave and also from Miss Mercia Russell for 3 days holiday leave between Xmas and New Year Holidays. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”. Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4600 I. B. Hodgson Jnr. Re 49 Oxford St.

Letter from I. B. Hodgson Jnr. Intimating the premises No. 49 Oxford Street are too old and obsolete to carry out the repairs ordered by the Council. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That a Closing Order be issued against these premises in accordance with the Certificate to be furnished by this Council’s Health Inspector.

Reports.

4606 Finance Comm. Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a Report of a Meeting held on the 17th inst. as contained on folios 277/9 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of Accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting

To…….                                                                                   £3,457.0.9

payment of Accounts passed that Evening                 £   858.3.1

Total payments from the General Fund since last Meeting

£4,315.3.10

Transfer from Main Roads Trust Fund to Gen Fund £5,613.10.9 Transfer from Trust Fund to General Fund (Time Payment Rates etc.) £101-13-7.

The Monthly Financial Statement of the Gen Fund was also submitted and disclosed a Credit Balance of £5,746/-/4.

Capital is further recommended (a) That the Estimates of Income and Expenditure for the year 1936 (£43,680) as set forth on folio 278 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which forecasts a General Rate of Fourpence halfpenny (4½d) in the £ on the Unimproved Capital Value of all rateable land be “Received” and adopted and advertised (in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act.)

(b) That the sum of £20 been donated to the Newtown Citizens Eight Society to assist in providing Xmas Cheer for the Poor of Newtown.

(c) That the rents of Council’s property at the Incinerator Depot be restored to the original amounts as from the 6th January 1936 as follows;-Ingot Metals Ltd. £1/10-per week. Acetylene Supplies Ltd. £2/10/-per week. C.J. Waddell £1 per week.

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 all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.” Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4607 Works Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor as Chairman of the Works Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 16th instant as contained on folio’s 361/3 of the Works Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 7 incl. Ald. W.P. Newnham moved “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and its recommendations considered seriatim.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

After consideration of each item Ald. Roberts moved as a covering motion “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect”. Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham and carried.

4608 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight Ald. W. P. Newnham asked of the bad places in Enmore Rd. and Marian St. to which he had previously referred been repaired. The Engineer replied in the affirmative. Ald. W. P. Newnham intimated that some further attention was necessary and the Mayor said that he would instruct the Engineer to carry out any necessary repairs forthwith and the report was “Received”.

4609 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folio 114 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book together with an addendum recommending that premises No. 49 Oxford St. Newtown be declared unfit for human habitation or occupation unless the repairs and alterations set forth in his Certificate carried out. Ald. Ryan moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received”- the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and premises No. 49 Oxford Street Newtown be declared unfit for human habitation or occupation and shall not – after the expiration of 30 days from date of notice – be inhabited or occupied by any person and this the repairs and alterations set forth in the Health Inspector’s Certificate are made in such house so as to render fit for human habitation or occupation to the satisfaction of the Local Authority.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

Motions Pursuant To Notice.

4610 Appointment of Committees For Year 1936.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) moved:-

“That in accordance with the Local Government Act and Ordinance 1 (40) the following Standing Committees be appointed or elected for the current year;-

  1. Finance Committee. (b) Works & Building Committee. (c) Lighting & Health Committee.

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

The following Committees within appointed – on the motion of Mrs. Alderman Fowler Seconded by Alderman Roberts.

Finance Committee. His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) – Mrs. Alderman L. Fowler, J. P. – and Aldermen R. S. Goddard A. J. Collyer J. P. T. Sheehan J. P. F. A. Newnham LL. B. I. E. Ryan J. P.

& J. Solomon J. P.

Works Committee. His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) – Mrs. Alderman L. Fowler J. P. and Aldermen F. Roberts J. P. –

  1. S. Goddard J. P. – I. E. Ryan J. P. J. Solomon J. P. – T. Sheehan J. P.-
  2. Porter J. P.

Lighting & Health Committee. His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) and Aldermen W. P. Newnham J. P. (Deputy Mayor) – R. S. Goddard J. P. – S. Fleming – J. Porter J. P.

Order Of The Day.

To interview Mr. Hocart of the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd.

4611 Re Declaration Of Mr J. H. Hocart In Connection With Hume Pipe Company’s Tender For Reinforced Concrete Pipes.

The Town Clerk submitted a letter received from the Branch Manager of the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd covering a Swarm Declaration from Mr. J. H. Hocart concerning his interview with this Council’s Engineer (Mr L. J. Kelly) in connection with the Hume Pipe Co. Ltd’s quotation for reinforced concrete pipes and intimating that the swarm declaration now attended made the attendance of Mr Hocart (who was present on Holidays) are necessary.

After a discussion on the whole matter Alderman Solomon moved “That the correspondence from W. L. Reilly Branch Manager of the Hume Pipe Co. be “Received”. Seconded by Ald. Porter.

Ald. Roberts moved as an amendment “That the correspondence be “Received” and the writer informed that the explanation made in Mr. J. H. Hocart’s declaration is most unsatisfactory and does not coincide with the report previously received by this Council and Mr. Hocart be again requested to attend the next Meeting of the Council on the 14th January next.” Seconded by Alderman Collyer.

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

 

Questions Without Notice.

4612 Ald. Fleming Re Road Roller.

Alderman Fleming asked if the Purchaser had taken the Road Roller? The Town Clerk said that Mr. King had intimated that he had been very busy but would pay the £50 and take delivery of the Road Roller early in the New Year.

4613 Ald. W. P. Newnham Re Lavatory Accommodation For Workmen.

Alderman W. P. Newnham moved “That Lavatory accommodation be provided on-the-job’s for Council’s Workmen so that they would not have to rely on Lavatory accommodation at Hotels.

The motion was seconded pro forma by Ald. Fleming and lost.

4608 Date Of Council Meeting.

As the date of the next Council Meeting was New Year’s Eve Mrs. Alderman Fowler moved “That the next Ordinary Meeting of the Council be held on Tuesday the 14th day of January 1936.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4609 Season’s Greetings By H. W. The Mayor.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman H.R. Dunshea) wished every Member of the Council “A Merry Xmas and a bright and prosperous New Year.”

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 14th day of January 1936.

Signed W.G. Salmon, Town Clerk          Wm P. Newham, Deputy Mayor.

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