Tuesday the 12th of March 1935

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 12th of March 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 Collyer Brian Dunshea Fleming Porter Roberts and Solomon.

Minutes

Each member of the Council having received copy of the minutes of the previous meeting Alderman Roberts moved “That the Minutes be taken as read and confirmed and signed.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

3909 Late WM.H. Chilvers Late Mrs M.J. Swinbourne Late Mrs A. Couley Late Mr A. Thompson.

Mrs Ald. Fowler referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr Wm Henry Chilvers and also to the death of Mrs Mary Jane Swinbourne – both old and esteemed residence of our Municipality. Ald. Dunshea referred to the death of Mrs Annie Couley wife of one of Council’s Employees and Alderman Solomon mentioned the death of Mr Albert Thompson brother of Mr W.S. Thompson J.P. and it was unanimously Resolved by the Members of the Council rising in silence “That the letters of sympathy be forwarded in each instance to the relatives of the deceased.”

Correspondence

3910 Return Thanks.

Letters from Mrs Wm Greenwood & Family – Mrs Kerruish & Family – and Miss Fenwick thanking Council for kind letters of sympathy.

“Received.”

3911 F.M. Burke & R.D. Gorman Ms L.A. re (a) Rock –Choppers (b) re Emergency Relief Works. (c) Newtown Superior Public School.

Letters from F.M. Burke and R.D. Gorman Ms.L.A.

  1. Intimating that the rates are paid to men on Relief Works were being substantially increased including Rock – Choppers.
  2. Covering new scale of payments to Single and Married Men employed on Emergency Relief Works.
  3. Intimating that Council’s representations re the need for improvements to the Newtown’s period Public School will be brought under the notice of the Minister for Education.

It was Resolved “That the letters be “Received” and the writer’s thanked for their kind interest in these matters.”

3912 Newtown Band re Subsidy.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown Band asking that a Deputation from the Band be received by this Council regarding a subsidy for the current year. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Deputation be heard at the next meeting of the Finance Committee.”

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

3913 Erskineville Part Trust re Grant of £3000 For Improvements to Erskineville Prk.

Letter from the Secretary of the Erskineville Park Trust intimating that the action of the Newtown and Erskineville Councils in appealing to the Minister for Lands for a Grant of £3000 for improvements to the Erskineville Park is resented by the Trustees as they are quite capable of making their own representations to the Minister. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that it is regretted that the continued apathy of the Erskineville Park Trust has made it necessary for the Councils to move on the matter of necessary improvements to the Park and both Councils are of the opinion that the Residents of Newtown and Erskineville would be better served by dissolving the present Trust and placing the care control and management of the Park in the hands of the Erskineville Council.”

3914 Mrs B. Avery re Fair.

Letter from Mrs B. Avery asking application for permission to hold a Fair with Chocolate Wheel at the intersection of Metropolitan and Enmore Roads on each Friday Evening till the 5th of April next to raise funds on behalf of the Newtown – Marrickville Ambulance Brigade. Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

3915 Newtown School Of Arts Balance Sheet.

The Half-yearly Balance Sheet of the Newtown School of Arts was “Received” and ordered to be laid upon the table.

3916 Camperdown Ranges Vigoro Club re Use Of Town Hall At Charity Rates.

Letter from the Honorary Secretary of the Camperdown Ranges Vigoro Clerk making application for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates for the purpose of holding a Dance on the 26th instant in aid of the funds of the Club some of the members of which are unemployed. Alderman Dunshea moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

3917A.L.P. Womens Central Org. Com. Re Anti War Propaganda.

Letter from the Secretary of the Womens Central Organising Committee thanking Council for its action in allowing Anti-War Propaganda within that this area.

“Received.”

3918 Au. Ex-Service Mens Assn. re Permission to Collect.

Letter from the Australian ex-Service Mens Association asking permission to collect within this area on Friday the 15th instant in aid of the Association’s funds. Alderman Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

3919 Main Rds Dept. re Acquisition of Land for Rounding off Corner of Erskineville Rd. & Wilson Street.

Letter from the Main Roads Depart intimating that it is expected that as the result of recent developments the acquisition of land required for the rounding-off of the corner of Erskineville Road and Wilson Street will be completed shortly.

“Received”.

3920 G. Edgecumb re-Factory In Edgeware Rd.

Letter from G Edgecumb complaining of the noise caused at a factory in Edgeware Road which interfered with sleep at night. The Health Inspector reported that the Owner of the Factory had agreed to remove the Machine complained of to a more suitable position away from the house and when this is done it is hoped there will be no further cause for complaint. Alderman Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed of the proposed action of the Owner of the Factory.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3921 Education Dept. re Improvements to Newtown Public School.

Acknowledgement from the Department of Education of Council’s letter re-necessary improvements to the Newtown Public School.

“Received”.

3922 N.M.R.M. Re February Report.

Report from Mrs Swift of the activities of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement that the month of February was submitted and it was resolved “That the Report be “Received” and to letter of thanks from the Council be forwarded to all Donors mentioned therein”.

3923 Deputy Town Clerk re Annual Holiday Leave.

Application from R.P. Hitchen Deputy Town Clerk for two weeks of his Annual Holiday Leave was “Received” and granted.

3924 T Williams re Permission to Sell Frankfurts.

Application from T Williams for permission to sell Frankfurts and Rolls in front of the Newtown Railway Station after 10pm daily. Alderman Dunshea moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

3925 Permission re Galvanising Works 116/122 Australia Street.\

Petition was received from Mrs A. Smith A. Edgerton and 38 others complaining of the nuisance caused by fumes from the Galvanising Works at 116/122 Australia Street. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the Petition be “Received” and the Owner be notified to install proper facilities for carrying the fumes through the roof at a sufficient height to eliminate the nuisance complained of; – the work to be completed to the satisfaction of this Council’s Health Inspector.”

Reports

Works Com. Report

His Worship the Mayor as Chairman of the Works ‘Committee submitted a report of a Meeting held on the 11th instant as contained on folios 348/9 of the Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 18 inclusive. It was Resolved “That the Works’ Committee’s Report be “Received” and its recommendations be considered seriatim”.

Upon recommendation No. 11 being submitted Alderman Roberts moved for its adoption –

Seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler.

Amendment moved by Alderman Fleming “That this Council purchase property known as Nos.45/49 Oxford Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and lost.

Further amendment moved by Alderman F.A. Newnham “That the further consideration of this matter be deferred and in the meantime the Aldermen inspect the various sites”.

Seconded by Alderman Collyer and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

Upon recommendation No. 14 being submitted it was suggested that Council’s Inspector confer with the Factories Inspector so as not to have any conflicting orders regarding improvements to be made to 116/122 Australia Street in connection with a Petition received from 30 Residents living adjacent complaining of fumes from these Galvanising Works.

The whole of the recommendations having being considered Alderman W.P. Newnham moved “That the Works’ Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted and the recommendations contained therein be carried into effect – and this Council places on record its satisfaction at the admirable manner in which the work of constructing gully-pits – laying drain pipes -and reconstructing the Carriageway of Sarah Street has been carried out by this Council’s Engineer.”

Seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler and carried.

3927 Report re-Deputation to Director of Govt. Relief re-Clothing.

The Town Clerk submitted a Report of a Deputation which had waited upon A.T. Treble Director of Government Relief on the 11th instant with regard to the method of issuing clothing to the Unemployed when Mr Treble said he would have the representations made by the Deputation placed before the Minister and acquaint Mr F.M. Burke M.L.A. of the decision arrived at.” Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That the report be “Received” and adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3928 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight together with an Addendum giving the names of 55 Casual Employees and asking that permission be granted for the retention of 5 Casual Employees. Alderman Roberts moved “That the Engineer’s Report be “Received” and adopted and permission for the retention of 5 Employees be granted as requested.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

3929 Health Inspector Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 80/2 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Alderman W.P. Newnham moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” – the recommendation contained in paragraph 3 be carried into effect and the applications mentioned in paragraph for be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

Questions Without Notice

3930 Ald. W.P. Newnham re-Conference with Inspector of Police re-“No Parking” Regulations.

Under this heading Alderman W.P. Newnham asked that the Mayor confer with the Inspector of Police with regarding to having the necessary “No Parking” disks placed on the Main Road in connection with the new “No Parking” Regulations between 8 and 9 am and 4 and 6 pm.

His Worship the Mayor intimated that he would give this matter his attention.

3931 Mrs Ald. Fowler re Old Age Pensions Being Increase to £1 per Week.

Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That the Federal Members of Parliament for this district Messrs J.Beasley and J. Garden Ms H.R. be asked to interview the Honourable the Prime Minister and request that all Old Age & Invalid Pensions be increased to £1 per week as with the approach of the Winter Months the aged poor will have to incur the extra expense of wood and coal and other Winter necessities and the cooperation of all Councils in the Metropolitan Area be solicited in this matter.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

3932 Ald. Fleming re Meeting of Lighting Committee.

Ald. Fleming asked when the Lighting Committee would meet. His Worship the Mayor intimated that he would endeavour (provided the phase of the Moon was suitable) to have the meeting before the next Council Meeting.

3933 Ald. Fleming re-Rubbish Being Deposited On Streets.

Alderman Fleming asked that action be taken against persons who deliberately deposit rubbish on the Streets and paths of this Municipality.

3934 Ald. Dunshea re Cutting of Grass on Footpaths.

Alderman Dunshea asked that more attention be paid to the cutting of grass on the footpaths of streets and lanes of this Municipality.

His Worship the Mayor intimated that these two matters would have his attention.

3935 Ald. F Newnham re-Workmen’s Insurance.

Alderman F.A. Newnham asked to reply re Workmen’s Insurance had yet been received from the Secretary of the Local Government Association of N.S.W.? The Mayor replied in the negative.

3936 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re-Relaying Of Foot paths In Concrete.

Alderman W.P. Newnham asked that it be referred to the Works’ Committee to report upon the advisability of relaying the foot paths on the Main Road in concrete blocks say 3ft square where the paths are badly damaged and require renewing.

3937 Candidates For M.W.S.& D. Brd Election.

His Worship the Mayor invited all Candidates for the M.W.S. & D. Board present to address the meeting.

Alderman Tressider then addressed the meeting in support of his candidature and answered questions.

Mr Macpherson who had been notified to attend the meeting was also invited to address the Council but was not in attendance.

3938 Mrs Ald. Fowler re “Committee Of The Whole” To Consider Letter re-Casual Employment.

Mrs Ald. Fowler moved “That the Council do now resolve into a “Committee of the Whole” to consider a letter re-Casual Employment.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that the letter had been received from Mr C. Dickie regarding the engagement of temporary employees the work proceeding on the Main Road and your committee now recommends that the writer be informed that the works referred to now in progress on the Main Roads are not “Unemployment Relief Works” in the ordinary acceptance of the terms as they are being completed for the Main Roads Department in accordance with the Plans & Specifications and Estimates of cost approved by the Dept. and it is therefore necessary to employ competent Workmen who can successfully cope with this class of work. – Some of the Workmen are employed for a longer period than others on account of their proved skill and adaptability for the class of work upon which they are engaged but the Council will only be too pleased to give employment (as the work proceeds) to as large a number of men as possible compatible with the finances at its disposal.” Alderman Roberts moved “That the Report of the “Committee of the Whole” Council the “Received” and Adopted and Its Recommendations be carried into effect.

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

And there being no further business the Meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 26th of March 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

Tuesday the 26th March 1935

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 26th March 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, WP Newnham, Roberts, Solomon, Collyer, Porter, Dunshea and Fleming.

Apology

An apology was received and accepted from Alderman Ryan.

3939 Late W. Ratcliffe Dr Hall-Forster O.C Pennington.

Feeling references were made by the Mayor and Aldermen to the deaths of;- W Ratcliffe ex M.L.A.-Dr R C Hall-Forster and Oliver C Pennington and it was unanimously resolved on the motion of Alderman Solomon seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler 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

3940 Return Thanks.

Letter from W.H Chilvers J.P. thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.

3941 M.W.S &D. Board re-Stormwater Drainage Rates.

Letter from the Secretary of the M.Water.S & D Board relative to stormwater Drainage Rates. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee the consideration and report.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3942 F.M. Burke MLA (a) Re Newtown Public School improvements. (b) Waiting Room on St Peters Bridge. (c) Dangerous Fences.

Letter Per favour of F.M. Burke M.L.A.

  1. Intimating that the Honourable D.H Drummond M.L.A. Minister for Education will visit at the Newtown Public School relative to necessary improvements.
  2. Intimating that Council’s further letter re Waiting Room on the St Peters Bridge has been referred to the Commissioner for Road Transport & Tramways for consideration.
  3. Intimating that the provisions of the Local Government Act already gave Councils the power to take action regarding dangerous fences.

It was Resolved on the motion of Alderman Roberts seconded by Alderman Fleming “That these letters be “received” – Mr Burke be thanked for his kind attention to the matters mentioned and the letter re dangerous fences be referred to the Works Committee for report.”

3943 E.L & P.S Corporation re “Late Fee” System.

Letter from the Electric Light & P.S Corporation Ltd in reply to Council’s letter regarding the “Late Fee” System recently instituted and intimating that this system will probably be discarded at an early date in favour of the old system of disconnecting be Services where electric light accounts have not been paid. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received”.

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3944 Government Statistical & L.G Department re Council’s Accounts.

Letters from the Government Statistician and Local Government Department certifying that Council’s Accounts for the year ending 31st of December 1934 are correct and in order may now be advertised. Alderman W.P Newnham moved “That the letters be “Received” and the necessary advertisement be placed in the Daily Press.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3945 N.S.W. State Council against War & Newtown Local Council against War & Fascism. Re Persecution of Gerald Griffin.

Letters from the Secretary of the N.S.W Council against War and the Newtown Local Council against War & Fascism protesting against the Federal Government’s action in continuing the persecution of Gerald Griffen – Anti-War Delegate on account of his failure to pass a Dictation Test in the Dutch language and asking if the Council will invite co-operation of other councils in a request that the Federal Member of Parliament for each Municipality approach the Honourable Senator Brennan with the view to allowing Gerald Griffen to leave Australia as a free man. Alderman Solomon moved “That the letters be “Received”- co-operation as desired be granted – and all councils in the County of Cumberland be written to as requested.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3946 Newtown Local Council against War re-Hall at Charity Rates.

Further letter from the Secretary of the Newtown Local Council against War & Fascists and asking that the Hall be granted at Charity Rates for the 24th instant for the purpose of holding a Protest Rally against the imprisonment of Gerald Griffen. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “received” and referred to the Finance Committee the consideration and report.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P Newnham and carried.

3947 Public Health Department 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”.

3948 H Cartwright re Game of Cricket with White Horse Hotel Cricket Club.

Letter from H Cartwright Secretary of the White Horse Social & Cricket Club challenging the Members of the Council to a game of Cricket on Sunday the 31st instant. Alderman Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that the notice given was too short for the acceptance of the Challenge on Sunday next.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3949 Katoomba Council re Golf Tennis & Bowls Competition.

Letter from the Katoomba Council inviting the Members of the Council to attend the Golf Tennis & Bowls competitions at Katoomba from the 3rd to the 5th of May next. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” – the invitation accepted with thanks -and as many as possible attend.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3950 Labour & Industry Department re Unemployment Relief Works-Conditions of Employment.

Letter from the Department of Labour & Industry covering Gazette Notice concerning Unemployment Relief Works – Conditions of Employment. “Received” and ordered to be laid upon the table.

3951 P.M.G Department re ½ Length Phone Cabinet.

Letter from the P.M.G Department asking permission to erect a half length Telephone Cabinet in Cambridge Street at a spot marked “A” on the sketch accompanying the letter. Alderman W.P Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” permission as desired be granted and the Department be thanked for its action in this matter.”

Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

3952 Of Age Pension Replies.

Letters from the Balmain Campbelltown Enfield Mascot St Peters Randwick Waterloo Glebe and Waverley Councils agreeing to co-operate in an effort to have Old Age & Invalid Pensions restored to £1 per week. (Total 9). And from the Parramatta Strathfield Petersham Burwood & City of Sydney Councils who “Received” the letter only. (Total 5).

It was resolved “That the letters be “Received”.

3953 Parliamentary Labour Party re Increase in Old Age Pensions.

Letter from the Secretary of the Parliamentary Labour Party intimating that Council’s letter asking that Old Age & Invalid Pensions the restored to £1 per week had been received per favour of Messrs Beasley & Garden Ms H.R. and intimating that the Party would be pleased to cooperate and matter would be brought before the Federal Parliament at an early date. “Received”.

3954 Local Government Association re (A) Contract Ordinances (B) Charitable Collections. (C) Interest on Loans.

Further letter from the Secretary of the Local Government Association of N.S.W relative to the Contract Ordinances – Charitable Collections – and reduction of Interest on Loans.

“Received”.

3955 Local Government Association re Group Insurance Scheme.

Further letter from the Secretary of the Local Government Association of N.S.W in reply to Council’s enquiries re-Group Insurance as applied to this Council’s Employees and intimating that Legislation now before the House of Parliament (if passed at an early date) may possibly effect the answers given. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and it be left in the hands of the Mayor (if the Legislation now before the House is finalised) to convene a Meeting of Council Employees to discuss the whole question and ascertain how many of the employees are willing to join in a Group Insurance Scheme.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A Newnham and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

3956 T Dennis re Town Hall at Charity Rates.

Letter from T. Dennis making application for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates in connection with the Saturday Night Dances at present being carried on by Mr & Mrs Causer and Mr & Mrs Dennis to assist Unemployed Musicians. Alderman W.P Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and an extension of time for a further three (3) months be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3957 Meadow Lea Margarine Co. Re N.M.R.M.

Letter from the Meadow Lea Margarine Co acknowledging Council’s letter of appreciation and intimating that they will be pleased to continue to assist the splendid work being done by the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement. “Received”.

3958 Mrs H.R Butler re Hall at Charity Rates for Baby Show.

Letter from Mrs N.R Butler making application for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on Saturday Afternoon the 27th of April next from 2 to 5p.m. for the purpose of holding a Baby Show.

Alderman Solomon moved “That the application be “received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

3959 Pacific Fur Co re Petition.

Letter from the Manager of the Pacific Fur Co covering a Petition signed by 56 Residents living adjacent to this Factory situated in Brocks Lane and intimating that no inconvenience or nuisance was caused by the works carried out at the Factory. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter and Petition be “Received” and referred to Council’s Health Inspector for investigation and report.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

Reports

3960 Finance Committee Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a Report of a Meeting held on the 26th instant as contained on folios 262/4 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of

Accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £2760.14.3
Payment of Accounts passed that Evening £2645.13.3
Total payments from the General Fund since last Meeting £5406.7.6

The Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was also submitted and disclosed a credit balance of £11,291.7.6.

It was further recommended (a) “That having considered the list of Arrears of Rates and charges for the year ending 31st of December 1900 and in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance 26 (6). Together with the Auditors Report thereon – the recommendations contained in the Auditors’ Report be “Received” and adopted and it be left in the hands of the Mayor to take prompt action against all those debtors for the full amount where over two years rates are owing or such others as he may deem expedient if the Mayor is convinced of their ability to pay.”

(b) “That Messrs Stewart & Cadogan Chartered Accountants & Local Government Auditors be re- appointed Auditors for the year ending 31st of December 1935 at a remuneration of £20 per half yearly audit.

(c) “That the following charges be levied for the year ending 31st of December 1935;-

Australian Gas Light Co. Gas Mains etc £ 238.19.3
Electric L.& P.S Corpn Ltd. Electric Cables etc      86.0.0
City of Sydney Electric Light Cables      71.5.0

(d) “That the offer of Mr A.E Abbott to dedicate to the Council of the land at the intersection of King Street & Carillon Avenue (in accordance with the Planned prepared) for the sum of £50 and the necessary Legal and Survey Costs be accepted and the Mayor and Town Clerk be and are hereby authorised to sign all necessary documents (under the Corporate Seal) the acquisition of the portion of land required.”

(e) “That the account for damages done to window in Wilson Street by this Council’s Workmen amounting to £3/15/3 be paid.

Alderman Roberts 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 Alderman Collyer and carried.

3961 Lighting Committee Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) as Chairman of the Lighting Committee submitted a Report of a Meeting held on the 25th instant as contained on folio 331 of the Lighting Committee’s Report Book which recommended the installation of 6 additional lights. Alderman Roberts moved “That the Lighting Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted and the recommendations contained therein be carried into effect”.

Seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler and carried.

3962 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight together with Addendums relative to the hiring of Motor Lorries – and giving the list of 21 Casual Employees at present employed by Council. Alderman Roberts moved “That the Engineer’s Report and Addendums be “Received” and adopted.

Seconded by Alderman Porter and carried.

3963 Health Inspector Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folio 83 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Alderman Fleming moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and adopted and the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted.” Seconded by Alderman       and carried.

Questions Without Notice

3964 Mrs Alderman Fowler re Agreements with E.L & P.S. Corpn.

Under this heading Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That this Council protests to the Government of the State of New South Wales through Mr Frank Burke M.L.A against its action in not including the Councils covered by Agreements with the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Limited in the Bill governing Gas and Electricity before the House of Parliament at the present time and that we request the Honourable E.A. Spooner to hear a Deputation from this Council upon the subject matter of this Resolution and that the Councils covered by the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation Agreements be invited to co-operate in this protest.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P Newnham and carried.

3959 Alderman Solomon re Price of Bread.

Alderman Solomon moved “That this Council enters an emphatic protest against the action of the Government in withdrawing the Proclamation refusing the right of the Master Bakers to increase the price of Bread and we further enter our protest against the Flour Millers for raising the price of Flour and that the Members for the District be requested to bring the matter before Parliament.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

3960 Alderman Fleming re-Condition of Pillar Box.

Alderman Fleming drew attention to the dangerous condition of one of the P.M.G’s Pillar Boxes which was hanging loose on the post at the corner of Albemarle & Denison Streets. The Mayor intimated that he would communicate with the Postmaster in the morning concerning same.

3961 Alderman F Newnham re Condition of Enmore Lane.

Alderman F.A Newnham asked that the Works’ Committee inspect the portion of Enmore Lane between Station and Riley Streets and also drew attention to the unsatisfactory condition of several lanes were a narrow strip between the kerb and the building line was left unpaved. The Mayor said he would have these matters attended to.

3962 Alderman Fleming re Nos 18, 20 & 22 Albemarle Street. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letters be sent to the Owners of Nos 18 20 and 22 Albemarle Street asking the lowest price they will accept for their properties with the view to the conversion of this block of land into a Children’s Playground and that the Works’ Committee at its next meeting inspect the site.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3963 Alderman Fleming re Telephone Cabinet at Inter. Pemell and Simmons Streets.

Alderman Sheehan asked that further enquiries be made as to when the Telephone Cabinet would be erected at the intersection of Pemell & Simmons Streets.? His Worship the Mayor said he would have this request complied with.

3964 Civic Anzac Memorial Service.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) intimated that the Newtown Parents’ & Citizens’ Association had requested him to place the matter of arranging the usual Civic Anzac Memorial Service on the 25th of April next before the Council. The Reverend L Farr had kindly offered the use of his Congregational Church for the Service and as this Church would provide comfortable seats and shelter from the Weather he thought it would be wise to accept this offer. Alderman Roberts moved “That it be left in the hands of the Mayor and Town Clerk to make all necessary arrangements for this Service.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A Newnham and carried.

3965 Attendance of Alds Gill and Chapman.

The Mayor extended a hearty welcome to Alderman Gill and Alderman Chapman visitors from the Waterloo Council and these gentlemen having suitably responded 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 9th of April 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

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