Friday 1st February 1935

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Friday the 1st February 1935 at the 7pm.

Present

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

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) stated the business of the Evening which was to consider further information regarding the purchase of two (2) Motor Lorries.

An apology was received and accepted from Alderman Sheehan (Deputy Mayor).

3835 Purchase of 2 Trucks.

The Town Clerk read the Engineer’s Report which contained information on the Trucks from the City Council and other places and which recommended the purchase of two (2) British Bedford Trucks.

Alderman Solomon moved seconded by Alderman Roberts “That the Engineer’s Report be received and adopted and the recommendation carried into effect.”

Amendment moved by Alderman F A Newnham “That we purchase one British Bedford 6 Cylinder Truck and one Ford V 8 with heavy duty tyres.”

Seconded by Alderman Collyer.

Alderman Fleming gave notice of further amendment.

The amendment was then put to the Meeting and carried.

The Amendment then became the motion.

Alderman Fleming moved his amendment; – “That this Council purchase only one truck.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and lost.

The motion “That this Council purchase One British 6 cylinder Bedford Truck with open Cab steel body 1 ½ yards capacity and fitted with A H Peters Under Body Mechanical Hoist fitted with four 32″x 6″ heavy duty tyres and one Spare Wheel; the Spare Wheel to be shod with a 32x 6x 8 Heavy Duty Tyre and Tube at a cost of £355/6/9 –

and one Ford Truck 30 Cwt capacity – all steel Cabin with half doors V8 heavy duty truck Engine 4 speed gearbox Tyre equipment 32x 6x 8 heavy duty Spare wheel shatterproof glass windscreen windscreen wiper rear view mirror full kit of tools and all accessories fitted with A H Peters Under Body Mechanical Hoist at a cost of £379/3/9” – was then put to the Meeting and carried.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) and Aldermen WP Newnham, Roberts, Fleming, and Solomon asked that their names be recorded against the purchase of the Ford V.8 Truck.

And there being no further business for the Special Meeting it terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 11th of February 1913.

Signed D. Hitchen, Deputy Town Clerk     R.Goddard, Mayor.

 

Tuesday the 12th of February 1935

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 12th of February 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 FA Newnham, WP Newnham, Collyer, Dunshea, Fleming, Porter, Roberts, and Solomon.

Apology

An apology was received and accepted from Alderman Ryan.

Minutes

Alderman Fleming drew attention to the Minutes of the Special Meeting of 1st February 1935 which showed his name as being recorded against the purchase of a Ford V.8 Truck and which should have read as being recorded against the motion and not against any particular truck; it was moved by Alderman FA Newnham seconded by Alderman Roberts “That as each Member of the Council had received a copy of the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 29/1/35 and the Special Meeting of 1/2/35 with the above alteration the Minutes of both Meetings be taken as read and confirmed and signed.

Carried.

Correspondence

3836 Liverpool Council re-Method of Milk Distribution.

Letter from the Liverpool Council on fighting Council’s cooperation in securing the reorganisation of the method of Milk distribution in the Metropolitan Area. Moved by Alderman Roberts seconded by Alderman F. Newnham “That the letter be “Received”.

Carried.

3837 Manly Council re-Interest on L.G. Loans.

Letter from the Manly Council asking Council’s co-operation in securing the passing of Legislation modelled on the “Local Authorities Interest Reduction and Loan Conversion Act” of New Zealand which gives local bodies the right to convert an existing security and replace it with one bearing a reduced rate of interest before security as due. Alderman Porter moved “That the letter be “Received” and this Council cooperate as requested.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3838 Newtown Movement Against War re-Rally to Welcome Mrs Maroney.

Application from the Newtown Movement Against War that the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on the 18th instant for the purpose of holding a rally to welcome Mrs Maroney Anti-War Delegate. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Hall be granted at Charity Rates as requested.

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3839 Newtown Movement Against War re-Debate.

Further application from the Newtown Movement Against War for the use of the Hall will at Charity Rates on the 5th of March next for the purpose of holding a Debate. Moved by Alderman Fleming seconded by Alderman Dunshea “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Carried.

3840 Secretary for Railways re Repair to Footpath near St Peters Station.

Letter from the Acting Secretary for Railways notifying refusal to repair footpath in King Street over the St Peter’s Railway line. Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” and the matter be referred to the Minister for Local Government as a dispute under Section 654 of the Act and the Railway Department be notified accordingly.

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

3841 Miss E Dawn re Chocolate Wheel in Aid of Ambulance.

Letter from Miss E Dawn asking permission to conduct a Chocolate Wheel at Whateley Lane in aid of the Newtown-Marrickville Ambulance Brigade on Friday 15th instant Alderman Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and as the Band usually occupies the position mentioned on Friday Evenings it be left in the hands of the Mayor and the Town Clerk to arrange for a suitable position.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3842 F.M. Burke MLA re-Methods and conduct of E.L. &P.S. Corporation.

Letter from F.M. Burke M.L.A. forwarding copy of a motion he intends moving and Parliament to appoint a Select Committee to enquire into the methods and conduct of the Electric Light & Power Corporation Ltd. Alderman Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” Mr Burke be thanked for his attention to the matter and a copy of our Electric Light Agreement be supplied to Mr Burke and also to each of the Aldermen.”

Seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler and carried.

3843 F.M. Burke MLA re- (a) Ambulance subsidy.

(b) Rock Choppers. (c) Waiting Room on St Peters Bridge.

Further letters from F.M. Burke M.L.A. re

  1. Newtown Marrickville Ambulance subsidy.
  2. Award Wages for Rock choppers at Como etc.
  3. Replacement of Waiting Room on the St Peters Railway Bridge.

“Received”.

3844 Como Strike Com re Deputation to Council.

Letter from the Como Strike Committee asking permission to send a Deputation to this Council Alderman Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received”. Seconded by Alderman Roberts.

Amendment moved by Alderman Fleming seconded by Alderman Collyer “That a Deputation of two (2) be invited to attend at the next meeting of the Council and each speaker be allowed five minutes in which to address the Council.”

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

3845 Replies three Rock Choppers at Como.

27 replies were received to Council’s Circulars (57) re-Wages and condition of Rock choppers at Como and elsewhere as follows;-

Agreeing to co-operate: St Peters Alexandra Glebe Botany Erskineville Auburn Warringah Bexley Canterbury Granville Randwick Lidcomb Manly Mascot Ashfield (15). Progress total (22).

“Received” Only. Hurstville Cabramatta Canley Vale Lane Cove North Sydney Sutherland Woollahra Concord Dundas Homebush Hunters Hill Waverley Kogarah Sydney Chatswood Leichhardt. (14).

Progress total (20).

It was resolved that the letters be “Received”.

3846 Metropolitan Applications re Municipal Calendar.

Letter from Metropolitan Applications offering the supply of Municipal Calendar gratis for 3 years; 1/3rd of the space to be devoted to Municipal matters and the balance (2/3rds) to be allowed to the Publishers for advertisements to cover expenses. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee the consideration and report.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3847 Main roads Department re Traffic Signs.

The letter from the Department of Main Roads N.S.W notifying that they are installing Traffic Signs at the Infants Public School Australia Street and asking Council to carry out the repairs where the foot path has been opened. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the work carried out as requested.

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

3848 E.L.& P.S. Corporation renames and addressees of Aldermen.

Letter from the Electric Light and P.S. Corporation Ltd asking for a list of the names and private and business addresses of the Aldermen of this Council. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the information requested be supplied.” Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3849 N.M.R.M. Re letter of Appreciation to Dr. Bohrsmann.

Letter from the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement asking Council to afford a letter of appreciation to Dr. G.H. Bohrsmann for his kindness in attending to the Unemployed in Newtown free of charge. Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” and a letter from this Council be forwarded to Dr Bohrsmann thanking him for his kindness in this matter.

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3850 Erskineville Council re Erskineville Park.

Letter from the Erskineville Council asking this Council to appoint a Committee of 4 to meet a Committee from the Council on the question of Erskineville Park. Alderman F.A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” the request complied with and the Committee consist of His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) and Aldermen Solomon Roberts F.A. Newnham and Porter.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3851 St John Ambulance re-Annual Meeting.

Letter from the St John Ambulance Brigade inviting Council to be present at the Annual Meeting of the Brigade on the 21st instant. Alderman Roberts moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and as many as possible who can make it convenient to attend the Meeting.

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3852 Leichhardt Council re Emergency Relief Works Scheme.

Letter from the Leichardt Council inviting further cooperation in an endeavour to secure the widening of the Emergency Relief Works Scheme. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter the “Received”.

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3853 No. 3 District Unemployment Relief Workers Council recall at Charity Rates.

Letter from the Secretary of the No. 3 District Unemployed & Relief Workers Council applying for the use of the No. 2 Hall at Charity Rates on the 14th of March. Moved by Alderman F Newnham.

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Carried.

3854 No. 3 Dis Unemp. Relief Workers Council re Special Food Orders.

Further letter from the Secretary of the No. 3 District Unemployed & Relief Workers Council asking Council to join in a Deputation to emphatically protest against the action of the Government in withdrawing the Special Food Orders and also the method of the distribution of clothing. Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” and this Council enter its most emphatic protest against the matters mentioned and that a Deputation consisting of His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) the Deputy Mayor (Alderman T. Sheehan J.P.) Mrs Alderman Fowler and Alderman Solomon and Roberts be appointed to join with the Relief Workers Council as a Deputation to the Minister for Labour & Industry to enter such protest.”

Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

3855 Neon Signs (A’sia) Ltd re-Neon Sign at 24a Enmore Road.

Application from Neon Signs (A’sia) Limited for permission to erect a Neon Sign at 24a Enmore Road. Alderman Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted subject to the usual conditions governing Electric signs within this area and to compliance with the provisions of Ordinance No. 55.

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3856 Emil.E.J.Ford re 45 & 47 Oxford St.

Letter from Emil. E.J. Ford regarding offer to sell property 45 & 47 Oxford Street for Park purposes. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the matter referred to the Finance Committee for consideration and report.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

Reports

3857 Engineer’s Report

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

3858 Health Inspectors Report

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 77 and 78 of his Report Book to which there was an Addendum recommending the refusal of a Fish Licence to H. Jones for the corner of Hordern and King Streets Alderman Dunshea moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report and addendum be “Received” the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and the recommendation paragraph for cancelling the Fish Licence of W.T. Loveday for Enmore Road and Cambridge Street Corner and also the recommendation refusing a Fish Licence to H. Jones be adopted and carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

Alderman Solomon asked that his name be recorded against the motion.

Questions Without Notice

3859 Alderman Fleming re-Gas and Water Mains.

Alderman Fleming asked that in future where any Street is to be repaired by Council the Gas Company and Water Board be notified and asked to renew their mains in such Street before the repairs carried out so as to overcome the practice of opening the streets for the purpose of laying mains after the Street has been repaired. The Engineer replied that as far as possible this procedure was adopted at present and in the future close attention would be given the matter.

3860 Alderman Porter re-Shower at Gladstone Street Depot.

Moved by Alderman Porter seconded by Alderman Cherian “That the next meeting of the Works Committee consider the advisability of placing a shower in the Gladstone Street Depot for the use of Council’s Employees.”

Carried.

3861 Next Meeting of Council.

Moved by Mrs Alderman Fowler seconded by Alderman Solomon “That the next Ordinary Meeting of the Council be held on Wednesday 27th of February 1935.”

Carried.

3862 Alderman Fleming re conversion of Newtown Camperdown Cemetery into a Reserve.

Alderman Fleming moved “That the Council again approach the Minister for Lands (The Honourable E.A. Buttenshaw) to introduce the legislation promised to convert the Newtown-Camperdown Cemetery into a Public Park for reasons previously stated and the fact that the Residents are still anxiously awaiting the space to be made available for Park Purposes.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3864 Alderman Fleming re Motor Cyclists.

Alderman Fleming moved “That as a large number of Motor Cyclists are not complying with the Regulations and are creating a Public nuisance the Chief Secretary be requested to see that they adhere strictly to the Regulations regarding “Silencers”.

Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

3865 Alderman Dunshea Re-Lighting Committee.

Alderman Dunshea asked when the Lighting Committee would meet? The Mayor said he would call the meeting as soon as convenient.

3866 Alderman Solomon Re-Staff Matters.

Alderman Solomon moved “That the Council now resolve into a “Committee of the Whole” to consider Staff matters.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

On resuming Council the recommendations of the Committee of the Whole,

That;- The Engineer’s Addendum of list of Temporary Employees be “Received”.

That;- The Engineer’s report regarding nominations for 36 additional men from the Aldermen and retaining the services of H. Hicks A McQuillan W Mills and V Fletcher for an additional two weeks; be adopted.

That;- The present method of supplying the List of Temporary Employees by Addendum to the Engineer’s Report be retained and that any Alderman would be allowed to inspect the Register kept by the Engineer of the Nominees and Nominators for temporary employment.

Received and adopted on the motion of Alderman Roberts seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler.

3867 Alderman Dunshea re Alterations to Town Hall.

Alderman Dunshea asked of the matter of alterations to the Town Hall was being attended to? The Mayor replied that the matter was being handled by the Town Clerk and would receive attention on his return from holidays.

And there being no further business the Meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Wednesday the 27th of February 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

27th day of February 1935

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Wednesday the 27th day of February 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.R. Newnham, Ryan, Collyer, Dunshea Fleming, Porter, Roberts and Solomon.

Minutes

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

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3868 Late Mrs E.J.M. Ellard-WM Greenwood J.F.Szarka and Mr Ryan.

Alderman Solomon referred in feeling terms to the deaths of

Mrs E.J.M. Ellard-Wm Greenwood J.F.Szarka – all old and highly esteemed residence of our Municipality and also expressed sympathy with Alderman I.E. Ryan J.P. in connection with the recent death of one of his Brothers. Alderman F.A. Newnham referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr Josef Fenwick and Alderman Fleming mentioned the death of Mr E.A. Chapman – and it was unanimously Resolved by the Members of the Council rising in silence that the letters of sympathy be forwarded in each case to the relatives of the deceased.

Correspondence

3869 F.M. Burke & R.D. Gorman Ms L.A. Re (a) Loan Conversion.

(b) Special Food Orders.

(c) Conversion of Cemetery into Park.

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

  1. Cooperation with the Municipality of Manly to secure the introduction of Loan Conversion Legislation.
  2. Withdrawal of Special Food Orders (which have now been restored).
  3. Conversion of the Newtown-Camperdown Cemetery into a Park.,
  4. And it was unanimously Resolved “That the letters be “Received” and the writer’s thanked for their attention to these matters.

3870 Minister For Transport re-Waiting Room on St Peters Bridge.

Letter from the Honourable M.F. Bruxner M.L.A. Minister for Transport per favour of this F.M. Burke M.L.A. intimating that the Waiting Room on the St Peters Bridge had been merely a Meeting Place for people idling their time and thereby creating a nuisance but if the Council desired to re-erect the Waiting Room sufficient Tramway land would be provided adjacent to the shops on the southern side. Alderman Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Members of Parliament for the district be requested to again interview the Honourable M.F. Bruxner M.L.A. Minister for Transport and intimate that this Council is still of the opinion that this Tramway Waiting Room should be restored to the Residence of the Municipality of Newtown as the St Peters Bridge is the junction of tramways with the Illawarra Railway Line.” Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3871 M.W.S. & D. Board re No.1 Constituency Election.

Letter from the secretary of the M.Water S. & D. Board giving details of the election of a Member for the No. 1 Constituency which embrace the Municipality of Newtown. Alderman Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” on the contents noted.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3872 Ladies Orange Lodge re-Reduction in Rent of Town Hall.

Letter from Miss E. Sharp thanking Council on behalf of the Ladies Orange Lodge for the recent reduction in rent of the Town Hall.

Received.

3873 Alderman A.N. Campbell re-Lecture on M.W.S. & D. Board.

Letter from Alderman A.N. Campbell Mayor of Leichhardt inviting the Members of the Council to a Lecture to be held in the Y.M.C.A. Hall on Thursday the 7th of March at 7.45pm on “The past present and future of the M.Water S. D. Board”. Alderman Dunshea moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and as many as possible attend.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

3874 Priddle Gosling & Sillar re-Water-Hole at Incinerator.

Letter from Messrs Priddle Gosling & Sillar asking that the

Water-hole at the Incinerator be filled in first in close proximity to the Terrace. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Works Committee for report.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3875 Mrs M.A. Huntress Re-State Council Against War.

Letter from Mrs M.A. Huntress expressing approval on behalf of the Darlington Branch of the A.L.P. of Council’s recent action in giving an organisation permission to advertise its Meetings in opposition to War.

“Received”.

3876 Letters re Rock Choppers

Letters from the Bankstown Paddington and Redfern Councils

agreeing to co-operate with this Council in an effort to secure Award Wages and conditions for the Rock-Choppers employed on Relief Works at Como and elsewhere (making progress total of 25) and also from the Eastwood Municipality intimating that it had been decided to take no action in the same matter. (Progress total- 21).

It was resolved that the letters be “Received”.

3877 Austin Cycle Works re-Signs at 27 Enmore Road.

Letter from the Manager of the Austin Cycle Works making application for permission to exhibit signs over the foot path in front of 27 Enmore Road Alderman Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and referred to the Works Committee for report.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

3878 Brd Fire Com. Re Receipts & Expenditure for 1934.

Letter from the Secretary Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. covering statement of Receipts and Expenditure for the year 1934 which was “Received” and ordered to be laid upon the table.

3879 N.S.W. State Council Against War re-Street Meetings.

Letter from the Secretary of the N.S.W. State Council against War thanking Council for permission granted to hold Street Meetings and intimating that house-to-house collections would be held at an early date Alderman Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and permission to collect be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

3880 Old Age & Invalid Pensioners re-use of Hall at Charity Rates.

Letter from the Secretary Newtown Branch of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners’ Association making application for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates for the purpose of holding a Concert in aid of the Association’s funds on the 18th of April next and further requesting that it be left in the hands of the Mayor to grant suitable dates at Charity Rates for similar functions. Alderman Ryan moved that the application be “Received” and granted and it be left in the hands of the Mayor to grant this Association the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates for approved dates provided the whole of the proceeds are in aid of the funds of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners’ Association (Newtown Branch).”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3881 Enfield Council re-Annual Swimming Carnival.

Letter from the Enfield Council inviting the Mayor & Aldermen to join in the Annual Swimming Carnival to be held at the Enfield Swimming Hall on the 11th of March next. Alderman Solomon moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and the names of the Alderman desiring to participate in the Swimming Events be forwarded by the Town Clerk to the Enfield Council.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

3882 Town Clerk Taree re- Taree Jubilee Celebrations.

Letter from the Town Clerk Taree covering copy of the “Taree Municipal Jubilee Official Sports Programme” for events to be held from the 9th to the 18th of March next and inviting the Mayor & Aldermen to be present. Alderman Roberts moved “That the invitations be accepted with thanks and as many as can make it convenient to attend.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

3883 Public Health Dept re-Milk Samples.

Letter from the Department of Public Health covering the analysis of twenty samples of milk. In one case a prosecution was deemed necessary. It was resolved that the letter be “Received” and the recommendation re-the prosecution be carried into effect.”

3884 B. Bedford re-Hall at Charity Rate.

Letter from B. Bedford asking for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates for the purpose of holding Election Meetings in connection with the ensuing State Elections. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that his request cannot be granted as the granting of the Hall at Charity Rates is confined to charitable efforts only.”

3885 Local Govt. Dept. re-Ordinance re Contracts.

Letter from the Under Secretary Department of Local Government notifying amendments in certain Ordinances and a new Ordinance regarding Contracts. “Received” and ordered to be laid upon the table.

3886 Jasper & Frape re Subdivision 11 Erskineville Rd.

Application from Jasper & Frape for Council’s approval of Subdivision Plan of land 11 Erskineville Road for the purpose of leasing for a period of 6 years or over. The application having been reported on favourably by the Engineer Alderman Ryan moved “That approval is desired be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3887 N.M.R.M. Re January Report.

Mrs M. Swift Honourable Secretary of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement forwarded a report of its activities during the month of January. Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That the Report be “Received” and the writer congratulated upon the excellent nature of the report the support of local business firms and the admirable charitable work being carried out by the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3888 Miss M Russell and Mrs K Hawkes re Holiday Leave.

Applications from Miss M. Russell and Mrs. K. Hawkes for Annual Holiday Leave were “Received” and granted.

3889 Mrs E. O’Brien re-Accident Through break in Path.

Letter from Mrs E. O’Brien intimating that her Mother had tripped in the foot path in King Street near Missenden Rd and had received a shock and spoiled her frock and asking that compensation be paid. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that the Council cannot accept any responsibility for the alleged accident.

Reports

3890 Auditors Report

The Auditors (Messrs Stuart & Cadogan) Chartered Account and submitted a report of an audit of Council’s Accounts for the year ending 31st of December 1934 and together with the Balance Sheet which were found to be correct and in order. The Auditors recommended that a list of amounts outstanding for two years and over should be considered by the Council Alderman Roberts moved “That the Auditor’s Report be “Received” and adopted and the Council’s Staff be congratulated on its satisfactory nature and the special matters mentioned be referred to the Finance Committee from report.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3891 Report re-Conference with Erskineville Council re-Upkeep of Erskineville Park.

A Report re the Conference with the Erskineville Council regarding the upkeep of the Erskineville Park was submitted by the Acting Town Clerk recommending that the re-responsible Minister be asked for a grant of £3000 to enable the Park to be placed in a condition which would ensure the receipt of sufficient revenue to keep the Park in proper order or failing such grant the Park be placed (by Legislation if necessary) under the care control and management of the Erskineville Council. Aldermen F.A. Newnham F.B. Roberts and J. Porter apologised for their absence from the Conference. Alderman F.A. Newnham moved “That the Report be “Received” and adopted and the recommendations be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3892 Finance Committee Report Book.

His Worship the Mayor as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a Report of a Meeting held on the 27th instant as contained on folios 259 to 261 of the Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting to                                 £3046.7.7

and payment of Accounts passed that Evening                £1258.15.8

Total payments from the General Fund since last

Meeting                                                                                               £4305.3.3

The Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was also submitted and disclosed a Credit Balance of £8704/11/-.

It was further recommended

  1. “That the Council do now make and levy a charge for the year ending 31st of December 1935 upon the person is in possession occupation or enjoyment of Petrol Pumps in accordance with the terms of paragraph 3 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book.”
  2. “That the letter from Metropolitan Publications relative to the issue of a Calendar for 3 years free of charge be “Received” and the writer be invited to meet the Council and more fully explain his proposal.”
  3. “That the letter from W.D. Graham re-the dedication of land at the corner of King Street & Carillon Avenue for the sum of £50 be “Received” and the writer to be asked in the event of his offer being accepted what would be the legal and other costs of dedicating the land required to the Council for Public Street purposes.”
  4. Offers were considered for the sale of land for Children’s Playground purposes in Angel Oxford and Regent Streets and it was recommended that property known as Nos 49/55 Angel Street and 18 Redfern Street be purchased for Playground purposes at a cost not exceeding £1050 and the consideration of the purchase of land in Oxford Street be deferred pending further information regarding this or other sites in the Kingston Ward.
  5. It was further recommended that a “Third Party Risk Cover” be taken out on the Motor Trucks at present being driven by Casual Drivers in this Council’s employ.Seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler.Seconded by Alderman Porter and lost.
  6. The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.
  7. Amendment moved by Alderman Fleming “That recommendation No.6 be amended to provide for the purchase of property known as Nos. 45 to 49 Oxford Street for Playground purposes at an estimated cost £675.”
  8. Alderman Ryan 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.”

3893 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight together with and Addendum giving the names of Casual Hands at present in Council’s employ and recommending that 9 men named therein be retained for a further period. Alderman Roberts moved “That the Engineer’s Report together with Addendum there to be “Received” and the request re-the retention of certain Casual Workers be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3894 Engineer’s Report read Supervision of Work in Erskineville.

Further report from the Engineer intimating that the Department of Main Roads and the Erskineville Council desired that he should supervise the reconstruction works in King Street (Main Road No.1) within the Erskineville Council area provided the Newtown Council approved.

Alderman Sheehan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the necessary permission be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3895 Health Inspector Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 79/80 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Alderman Ryan moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and adopted and all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

3896 Health Inspectors Report re-94 Newman Street.

The Health Inspector also submitted a report recommending that 94 Newman Street be declared unfit for human habitation or occupation and that a “Closing Order” be issued against same in accordance with the provisions of Section 16 of the Public Health (Amendment) Act 1915. Alderman Roberts moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and a Closing Order be issued against property referred to as recommended.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3897 Health Inspector re-Newtown Period Public School.

The Health Inspector further reported upon the overcrowding and general unsuitability of the Newtown Superior Public School Alderman Ryan moved “That the report be “Received” and adopted and copy be forwarded to the Department of Education and also to F.M.Burke M.L.A. asking the latter to take the matter up with the Minister for Education.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3898 Deputation From Como Rock Choppers.

At this stage His Worship the Mayor introduced Messrs Gow and Laidler who were present to address the Council on behalf of the Como Rock-Choppers. Both these gentlemen explained in detail the cause and results of the recent Rock choppers Strike on the Relief Works at Como and at the conclusion of their addresses Alderman Dunshea moved “That this Council extends its best wishes to the Delegates present and they be requested to inform their fellow workers that all efforts to obtain full award rates paid in connection with their work or other school of labour will receive the cooperation and support of the Newtown Council.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

Motions Pursuant to Notice.

3899 Mrs Alderman Fowler re Electricity in This Municipality.

Mrs Alderman Fowler moved:-

  1. “That this Council appoint a Committee to consider the Electric Light Agreement in its application to the Municipality and the advisability of terminating the agreement and transferring to some other source of supply or of Council approaching the Company to sell its assets to the Council with a view to Council engaging in the undertaking.
  2. The Committee to consist of the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) and Aldermen F.A. Newnham I.E. Ryan F. Roberts T. Sheenan J.Porter and the Mover.”
  3. Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

Questions Without Notice.

3900 Mrs Alderman Fowler re Fines Inflicted on Consumers by E.L.& P.S. Corpn.

Under this heading Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That a letter be forwarded to the Electric Light & Power Supply Corporation Ltd protesting against the fines inflicted on Consumers on account of late payment as in most cases the Consumers found it hard enough to pave their legitimate accounts without paying the fines inflicted.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3901 Alderman Solomon Re-Rounding off Cnr of Erskineville Road and Wilson Street.

Alderman Solomon asked that a further letter be forwarded to the Commissioner for Main Roads asking that a matter of rounding off the corner of Erskineville Road and Wilson Street be treated as urgent as another serious accident had occurred at this point.

3902 Alderman Roberts re Letter of Congratulation to ex Alderman E.M. Boland J.P. & Wife on Birth of Twins.

Alderman Ryan asked that a letter be forwarded to ex Alderman E.M. Boland J.P. and his wife congratulating them on the birth of Twin Daughters.

His Worship the Mayor said he would have the various letters forwarded.

3903 Alderman Ryan re Stormwaters From King Street.

Alderman Ryan said that during the recent heavy storm a Resident had slipped in the gutter in King Street which was charged with water and received injury and he asked that the improvements to the stormwater drainage in King Street South be expedited. His Worship

The Mayor intimated that Alderman Harris (Council’s Representative on the M.Water.S.& D. Board) would explain the condition of these works.

3904 Alderman Ryan Re Group Insurance Scheme.

Alderman Ryan asked if a reply had been received from the Secretary of the Local Government Association of N.S.W. relative to the Group Insurance Scheme? The Town Clerk replied in the negative.

3905 Mrs Alderman Fowler re Woodblocks on Main Road.

Mrs Alderman Fowler drew attention to the disposing of the woodblocks on the Main Road and Alderman Ryan moved “That all surplus wood blocks be removed to the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement Depot the distribution to needy Residents.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3906 Alderman Sheehan Re-Clean-up in Municipality of Petersham.

Alderman Sheehan called attention to a general clean-up at present being carried out in the Municipality of Petersham; surplus rubbish was being removed by the Council free of cost. The Health Inspector reported that this work formed portion of the ordinary routine work of the Newtown Council;-all surplus rubbish being removed by the Council for Householders free of charge.

3907 His Worship the Mayor re-Presence of Alderman Harris & Alderman Simpson.

His Worship the Mayor and express the Council’s pleasure at the presence of Alderman A.E. Harris (Council’s Representative on the M.Water.S.& D. Board) and also Alderman Simpson of the St Peters Council.

Both these gentlemen acknowledge the Mayor’s kind welcome to Alderman Harris giving details of the drainage work which is now being carried out to relieve the stormwater drainage from King Street South and also expressed regret at the re Constitution of the Board under the amended Act which eliminated the 3rd Constituency which he now represented and he would not therefore be a candidate for re-election but he understood that Alderman Galloway had nominated for a Constituency which did not include the Municipality of Newtown.

3908 Alderman F.A. Newnham re-Letters Under Corporate Seal to Alds Galloway & Harris.

Alderman F.A. Newnham moved “That – letters under the Corporate Seal of the Council be forwarded to Aldermen J. Galloway and A.E. Harris expressing this Council’s appreciation of the valuable services while representing the Newtown Council on the M.Water S. & D Board.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried unanimously.

Alderman Ryan suggested that the presentation of these lessons might be made at some future meeting of the Council.

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 12th of March 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

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