Tuesday the 9th of April 1935

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 9th of April 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 Collyer, Dunshea, Ryan, Porter, Roberts and Solomon.

Apology

An apology was received and accepted with regret from Alderman Fleming who was absent through ill health.

Minutes

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

Seconded by Alderman W.P Newnham and carried.

Correspondence

3966 Return Thanks.

Letter from Mrs E. Pennington thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy.

“Received”.

3967 Old Age & Inv. Pensioners Executive Council re Council’s Action.

Letter from J Hennessy Hon. Secretary Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Secretary of Council asking that two Delegates be heard to convey a Resolution of thanks in connection with the Council’s action in endeavouring to have Old Age & Invalid Pensions increased to £1 per week.

Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Delegates granted Ten Minutes at a later stage of the Meeting to address Council.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

3968 Citizens of Syd.Org.Com. re Jubilee Celebrations.

Letter from the Citizens of Sydney Organising Committee intimating that Bonfires will be lit and trees planted in connection with King George V’s Jubilee Celebrations.

“Received”.

3969 Lane Cove Council re-Motor Omnibus Licenses.

Letter from the Lane Cove Council asking co-operation in an effort to secure fixity or tenure in connection with Motor Omnibus Licenses.

“Received”.

3970 Director of Education re Acts of Vandalism.

Letter from the Director of Education intimating that every effort will be made to discourage Acts of Vandalism in connection with Street Lights Park etc by School Children.

“Received”.

3971 Director of Education re Land Resumed in Carillon Av.

Further letter from the Director of Education intimating that payment due for rates on land recently resumed in Carillon Avenue will be expedited is much as possible. Alderman Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer thanked.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3972 Newtown Enterprise Silver Band re Change of Officers.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown Enterprise Silver Band intimating that a change of Officers has been made and that Mr Burns is the new Secretary.

It was resolved that the letter be “Received” and the contents noted.

3973 White Horse Hotel Cricket Club re Friendly Game of Cricket.

Letter from H. Cartwrights Secretary of the White Horse Hotel Cricket club inviting the Members of the Council to a friendly game of Cricket on Sunday 5th of May next at “Hancock’s” Fairfield.”

Alderman W.P Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and the invitation accepted; – the arrangements for the Match to be left in the hands of the Mayor.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3974 H.J Ward re “King’s Jubilee Shilling Fund.”

Letter from H.J Ward inviting the co-operation of the Council in the “King’s Jubilee Shilling Fund” to raise funds for the Hospitals of N.S.W.

Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Town Clerk obtain a Subscription List for the receipt of contributions from the Residence of Newtown for this Fund.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

3975 Bankstown Council re-State Lotteries.

Letter from the Bankstown Council asking co-operation in urging upon the Government the necessity of increasing the amount of prize money in connection with State Lotteries.

Alderman Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted”.

Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

3976 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”.

3977 Petersham Council re Non-Inclusion of Councils in The Bill Governing Gas and Electricity.

Letter from the Petersham Council agreeing to co-operate in a Protest to the Government against the non-inclusion of the Councils covered by Agreements with the Electric Light & P.S Corp. Ltd in the Bill governing Gas and Electricity now before the House of Parliament.

Alderman Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received”.

Seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler and carried.

3978 Commonwealth Bank re Voluntary Contribution.

Letters from the Commonwealth Bank intimating that the Board will make a voluntary contribution of £232 to the Council for the year 1935 to cover services rendered to the Bank’s premises at Nos. 240/2-270/6 King Street and 164/6 Enmore Road.

Alderman Ryan moved “That the letters be “Received” and the Commonwealth Bank be thanked for its generosity in this matter.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3979 Mrs L. Kennedy re Como Relief Workers.

Letter from Mrs L. Kennedy making application for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates for the purpose of holding a Concert in aid of the Como Relief-Work Strikers on Monday the 15th instant.

Alderman Sheehan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3980 Minister For Transport re Protection of Children from the Railway Lines.

Letter from the Hon. M.F Bruxner M.L.A. Minister for Transport (per favour of F.M Burke M.L.A.) Intimating that the works asked for by Council to protect Children from the Railway Lines at the foot of Herbert & Brown Streets and also in Bedford Street had been carried out.

Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Minister thanked for carrying out these works and be requested to have the foot of Brown Street completed in the same manner as the foot of Herbert Street which is a very satisfactory job.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3981 Minister for Transport re Re-erection of Tramway Waiting Room.

Further letter from the Hon. M.F Bruxner M.L.A. (per favour of F.M Burke M.L.A.) Intimating that the Commissioner for Road Transport & Tramways is unable to see his way clear to vary his previous decision regarding the re-erection of the Tramway Waiting Room at the St Peters Railway Bridge.

“Received”.

3982 Electric L & P.S Corpn. Re “Late Fee” charge of 2/6.

Letter from the Secretary of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. intimating that as requested by the Council the “Late Fee” Charge of 2/6 will be discontinued immediately and the former practice of discontinuing the supply after a Final Notice has been issued will be reverted to.”

Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and a copy be forwarded to the “Newtown Daily” for publication.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

3983 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals re Subscription.

Letter from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals soliciting a subscription for the year 1935.

Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee for report.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3984 Erskineville Council re Deputation to the Com. For Main Rds. Re widening of Erskineville Rd.

Letter from the Erskineville Council asking co-operation in a Deputation to the Commissioner for Main Roads on Wednesday the 10th instant to ask that the widening of Erskineville Road be at once preceded with.

Alderman Sheehan moved “That the letter be “Received” co-operation as desired be granted – and His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) Mrs Alderman Fowler and Aldermen Solomon, Roberts, and Ryan be the Delegates from this Council.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

3985 M.W.S. & D Brd re Election of Members for Reconstituted Brd.

Letter from the M. Water S & D Board intimating that the date of Election of Members for the reconstituted Board had been postponed till Wednesday the 24th of April next from 8am to 8pm at the various Town Halls.

“Received”.

3986 Sth Sydney Amateur Athletic Club re Annual Meeting.

Letter from the Secretary of the South-Sydney Amateur Athletic Club inviting the Members of the Council to attend the Annual Meeting of the Club to be held in the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 16th instant.

Alderman Roberts moved “That the invitation be accepted and as many as possible attend.”

Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

3987 Miss E. Down re Fair for Newtown Marrickville AMB.

Application from Miss E. Down for permission to hold a Fair with Chocolate Wheel at the intersection of King and Brown Streets to raise funds for the Newtown-Marrickville Ambulance Brigade.

Alderman Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted subject to Police approval.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A Newnham and carried.

3988 J.R Williamson re Unemployed Dance for Enmore A.L.P.

Letter from J.R Williamson making application for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates the purpose of holding a Dance on behalf of the Unemployed Members of the Enmore Branch of the A.L.P on Tuesday the 14th May next.

Alderman F.A Newnham moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”.

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3989 Mrs S. E Birks re Hall at Charity Rates for St. Vincent de Paul.

Letter from Mrs S.E Birks making application for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates that the purpose of holding a Dance in aid of the St Vincent-de-Paul Funds.

Alderman Ryan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”.

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

3990 Miss Merle Russell re Annual Holiday Leave.

Letter from Miss Merle Russell making application for her Annual Holiday Leave as from the 18th instant.

It was resolved “That the application be “Received” and granted”.

3991 Letters re Increase in Old Age Pensions.

Letters agreeing to co-operate in increasing Old Age & Invalid Pensions to £1 per week were received from the following Councils:-

Marrickville-Auburn-Canterbury-Leichhardt-Alexandria- Eastwood- Erskineville- Granville- Warringah Shire- Paddington- Lidcombe- Ermington & Rydalmere-Redfern-Botany and Darlington. (Progress Total 24).

“Received” Only:- Municipalities of Hunters Hill, Hurstville-Dundas-Lane Cove-North Sydney-Bexley-Camden-Concord-Ashfield-Manly-Woollahra-Holroyd-Chatswood and Homebush. (Progress total 19).

 

These replies were “Received”.

3992 Letters re Release of G. Griffen.

Letters agreeing to co-operate re-the release of Gerald Griffen were received as follows;-Municipalities of Balmain, Glebe, Darlington and Waterloo. (Total-4).

“Received” Only:-Municipalities of St Peters, Burwood, Marrickville, Strathfield, Waverley, Parramatta, Campbelltown, Petersham, Randwick, Holroyd, Enfield, Chatswood and Homebush. (Total-13).

It was Resolved that these communications be “Received”.

3993 J.L Fennelly & T.B Mc Manus re Temporary Employees on the Wages Staff.

Letters from J.L Fennelly and T.B McManus expressing disapproval of the Council’s methods of engaging Temporary Employees on the Wages Staff in connection with the work now being carried out on State Highway No. 1 (King Street Newtown) for the Main Roads Dept.

it was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the letters be “Received” and the writers informed that the fair and thoroughly competent and satisfactory methods adopted by the Council in carrying out these important Public Works have the approval of the Main Roads Dept by whom this work has been entrusted to the Council and the Aldermen who have been appointed by so large a majority of the Electors have approved by the thoroughly fair and efficient methods adopted that they are fully competent to conduct the business of the Council without the assistance proffered.”

3994 J. Folkes re Sign at 13 King Street.

Application from J. Folkes for permission to retain a sign erected on premises No. 13 King Street Newtown.

It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works’ Committee that the letter be “Received” and permission as desired be granted provided the sinus securely fixed with strong iron stays and brackets securely bolted to the roof to the Inspector’s satisfaction.”

3995 N.M.R.M. re Report.

Letter from the Hon. Secretary of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement covering report of the activities of the Movement for the month of March 1935. Alderman Solomon moved;- “That the letter be “Received” and the writer congratulated on the excellent work being carried out by the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement”.

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

Reports

3996 Works Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) as Chairman of the Works Committee submitted of reported of a meeting held on the 8th instant as contained on folios 349/350 of the Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos.1 to 13 inclusive.

It was resolved on the motion of Alderman W.P Newnham Seconded by Alderman Solomon “That the Works’ Committee’s Report the “received” and its recommendations be considered seriatim.”

Upon recommendation No.1 being submitted Alderman F.A Newnham asked the Council’s Health Inspector be requested to report upon other buildings in the Municipality which had been converted into Flats and not in conformity with the provisions of Local Government Ordinance No. 71.

Upon recommendation No. 9 being submitted Alderman F.A Newnham suggested that the repairs to the footpath in Phillip Street would present a good opportunity to “Try out” the method of concrete-paving footpaths.

The Deputy Mayor (Alderman T. Sheehan J.P.) Presided whilst item 13 was being considered and Alderman Ryan moved as a covering the motion “That the Works’ Committee’s Report be adopted as a whole and its recommendations Nos. 1 to 13 inclusive be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

3997 Report re Deputation re Non-Inclusion of Councils covered by Agreements with E.L. & P.S Corpn in the Bill Governing Gas & Electricity.

The Mayor again presided at the Meeting when the Town Clerk submitted a Report relative to a Deputation which waited upon the Hon. E.S Spooner M.L.A. on the 29th of March 1935 to protest against the non-inclusion of the Councils covered by Agreements with the Electric Light & P.S Corpn. Ltd. in the Bill governing Gas and Electricity now before the House of Parliament when the Minister said he could hold out no hope of the Bill being altered to include these councils at present.

“Received” on the motion of Alderman Dunshea.

Seconded by Alderman F.A Newnham.

3998 Engineer’s Report.

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

3999 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 84/6 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Alderman Dunshea moved “That the Report be “Received” the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and the recommendation contained in paragraph 4 be carried into effect after a period of one month.”

Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

4000 Deputation re Old Age Pension Increase.

The Mayor then introduced Mr. Lephert and Mr Hennessey – Delegates for the Executive Council of the Old Age & Pensioners’ Assn of Aus. Who personally thanked the Council for its valuable assistance in endeavouring to have Old Age & Invalid Pensions restored to £1 per week. These gentlemen at the conclusion of the addresses were thanked by the Council and withdrew.

Questions Without Notice

4001 Ald.W.P Newnham re-Box Culvert in Margaret Street.

Under this heading Alderman W.P Newnham asked when that the Box-culvert in Margaret Street would be preceded with? The Mayor intimated that this work would probably be placed in hand in the course of a few weeks.

4002 Ald. Dunshea re-Paragraph in “Workers Weekly”.

Alderman Dunshea drew attention to a paragraph which appeared in the “Workers Weekly” quote of Friday the 5th instant under the heading “Refuses to pay Overtime” – Newtown N.S.W.” The Editor of the “Workers Weekly” pointing out the serious blunder which had been made and intimating that this Council’s relations with its employees have at all times been of a most amicable nature; further no Work and named “Dooley” had been in that this Council’s employee – no Employee had worked 219 hours Overtime (as the working of Overtime was against the Council’s policy) nor had any action been taken against the Newtown Council by one of its Employees and as a mistake of this nature would do a great deal of injury to the Members of the Council collectively and individually the Editor be asked to at once publish an explanation and apology in an equally prominent manner in his own Paper and also in the Daily Press”.

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4003 Ald. W.P Newnham re-“No Parking” signs in King Street and Enmore Road.

Alderman W.P Newnham asked if arrangement had yet been made to place “No Parking” signs in King Street and Enmore Road? The Mayor intimated that Inspector Milner was still away on holidays and he would confer with him regarding this matter on his return.

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 23rd of April 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

Tuesday the 23rd of April 1935

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 23rd day of April 1935 at 7.30pm.

Present

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

Apologies

Apologies were received and accepted from Aldermen F.A. Newnham, J. Porter, and H.R. Dunshea.

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 Fleming and carried.

Return Thanks.

Letters from the family of the late J.F Szarka – Mrs N. Hall-Forster and Mrs E.J.M. Ellard thanking Council for the kind letters of sympathy. “Received”.

Correspondence

4004 Ald. Porter re-Absence.

Letter from Alderman J. Porter apologising for his unavoidable absence from the Meeting “Received” and apology accepted.

4005 Feeder Bus Operators Assn re Management of Motor Bus services in Metropolitan Area.

Letter from the President of the Feeder Bus Operators Assn re the appointment of a Commission for the management of Motor Bus Services in the Metropolitan Area and enclosing a Questionnaire for Council’s consideration. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this Council is in favour of the socialisation of all Transport services.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4006 Miss Gray re-Footpath in Front of School Carillion Avenue.

Letter from Miss Ray asking that the footpath surrounding the new Infants Public School in Carillion Avenue be placed in order. Alderman Solomon moved “That the letter be “received” and referred to the Works Committee the consideration and report.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4007 Workers Weekly re-incorrect Article.

Letter from the Editor of the “workers Weekly” intimating that the incorrectness of the article which appeared in the issue of the 5th instant relative to the Overtime paid to a Workmen was corrected in their issue of the 12th instant as it did not relate to the Newtown Council and sincerely regretting having made the mistake.

“Received”.

4008 Main Roads Dept. re-Widening of Erskineville Road.

Letter from the Main Roads Dept. relative to the widening of Erskineville Road and intimating that the rounding off of the corner of Wilson Street and Erskineville Road would be placed in hand as soon as the Valuer-General has completed the transfer of the land. “Received” on the motion of Alderman Roberts seconded by Alderman Ryan.

4009 Balmain, Ashfield, Leichhardt Councils re Electric Light Agreements.

Letters from the Balmain Ashfield and Leichhardt Councils acknowledging Council’s letter requesting co-operation in protesting to the State Government against the non-inclusion of the 5 Councils covered by a Agreements with the Electric Light & Power Supply Corporation Ltd in the Bill governing Gas and Electricity and intimating that Council’s letter had been “Received” in each instance.

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

4010 Aus. War. Memorial Brd. of Management re Jubilee Portrait.

Letter from the Australian War Memorial Board of Management submitting quotations up to £4/4/-for a Jubilee Portrait of His Majesty the King. “Received”.

4011 R.D Goddard M.L.A. re-Election Signs.

Letter from R.D Gorman M.L.A. asking permission to exhibit Election Signs in this area in connection with the ensuing State Parliamentary Elections. Alderman Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted and it be left in the hands of the Mayor to grant similar applications in connection with the forthcoming Elections.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4012 P.M.G Dept. re-Telephone Cabinet.

Letter from the Postmaster-General’s Department intimating that the Public Tele-phone Cabinet at the intersection of Pemell & Simmons Street would be erected as soon as prior applications had been dealt with. “Received”.

4013 Newtown School of Arts re-Subsidy.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown School of Arts making application for a subsidy for the year 1935. Alderman Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee the consideration and report.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

4014 Botany Council re-Rent Allowance to Unemployed.

Letter from the Botany Council soliciting co-operation and asking the Government to grant a rent allowance to the Unemployed. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and cooperation as desired be granted.

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4015 Sec. for Railways: re-Footpaths at St Peters Bridge.

Letter from the Secretary for Railways asking if the Council is willing to enter into an Agreement to maintain the footpaths etc over the Railway Line at the St Peters Bridge if the necessary improvements to the foot path are carried out forthwith by the Railway Department. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this Council cannot accept the responsibility suggested and again asking that the necessary repairs be carried out in accordance with the provision of Section 15 (3) of the 1932 were the matter be at once referred to the Minister for Local Government as a dispute arising between a Council and a Government Department under the provisions of Section 654 of the Local Government Act.”

Seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler and carried.

4016 Granville State Elec. Council re-Old Age Pension Increase.

Letter from the Granville State Electorate Labour Council congratulating the Newtown Council on its efforts to secure an increase in Old Age & Invalid Pensions to £1 per week. “Received”.

4017 Annandale Council re-Increase in O.A. Pensions.

Letter from the Annandale Council agreeing to co-operate in securing an increase in Old Age & Invalid Pensions to £1 per week. “Received”.

4018 Letters re Release of Gerald Griffin.

Letters from the Paddington, auburn and Erskineville Councils agreeing to co-operate in endeavouring to secure the release of Gerald Griffen (Progress Total 7) and from the Municipalities of Canterbury, Leichhardt Dundas Annandale Camden Concorde Ashfield Lidcombe Eastwood Bexley Woollahra North Sydney Hurstville Lane Cove Hunters Hill and Warringah Shire who “Received” the letter only. (Progress Total 29).

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

4018 Mrs H. Watts re-Social at Charity Rates.

Application from Mrs H. Watts for the use of the Town Hall on the 2nd of May next at Charity Rates for the purpose of holding a Social Evening in aid of St Mary’s Church Erskineville. Alderman Ryan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.\

4019 H. Birkenshaw re-Trophy for Newtown Central Demonstration School Sports.

Letter from H. Birkenshaw asking Council to donate a Trophy to the Newtown Central Demonstration School Welfare Club Sports Committee – to be competed for by Scholars of the School. Alderman Roberts moved “That the application be “received” and referred to the Finance Committee from report.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4020 Public Health Department re Milk Samples.

Letter from the Department of Public Health covering the analysis of 20 samples of milk in one case a Prosecution was deemed necessary and it was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the necessary action be taken.

4021 Brd. Of Fire Com. Annual Report.

The Annual Report of the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W was “Received” and ordered to be laid upon the table.

Reports

4022 Deputation re-Widening of Erskineville Road.

The Town Clerk submitted a report of a Deputation arranged by the Erskineville Council which waited upon the Commissioner for Main Roads on Wednesday the 10 instant at 11am to ask that the widening of Erskineville Road be proceeded with forthwith. The Commissioner in reply said that the rounding-off of the corner at the intersection of Erskineville Road and Wilson Street would be proceeded with immediately negotiations for the purchase of land were completed – and other sections would be widened as funds permitted. Alderman Roberts moved “That the report be “Received” and adopted.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4023 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight together with an Addendum which disclose that 11 Casual Employees had been engaged by the Council during the past fortnight. Alderman Ryan moved “That the Engineer’s Report together with Addendum be “Received”.

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4024 Health Inspector Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 86/7 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Alderman Ryan moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and adopted and the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted.”

Seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler and carried.

Questions Without Notice.

4025 Alderman Fleming re-nuisance at Chevell’s Gal. Works Australia Street.

Under this heading Alderman Fleming asked what steps have been taken to abate the nuisance complained of at Chevell’s Galvanising Works Australia Street. The Health Inspector intimated that a Conference had been held at the Works between Representatives from the Department of Labour & Industry – the Health Dept. – and the Newtown Council when certain works were suggested and that Proprietor was now proceeding with some structural alterations prior to completing these works.

4026 Ald. W. P Newnham re “No Parking” Signs.

Alderman W.P Newnham asked if the Mayor had yet made arrangements with the Inspector of Police regarding the erection of “No Parking” Signs on the Main Roads? The Mayor intimated that Inspector Miller was still away on Holidays that the matter would have this attention as early as possible.

4027 Alderman W.P Newnham re-Box Culvert in Margaret Street.

Alderman W.P Newnham asked that the concrete box-culvert reconstructed in Margaret Street as soon as possible.

4028 Mrs Ald. Fowler re-Seats at Side of Town Hall.

Mrs Alderman Fowler asked when the seats would be placed at the side of the Town Hall Newtown for the convenience of Aged People? and it was subsequently decided to refer the matter to the Works Committee for consideration and report.

4029 H.W the M re-Civic Anzac Service.

His Worship the Mayor invited the Members of the Council to attend the Civic Anzac Memorial Service on the 25th instant in the Congregational Church at 10.15am and also the Anzac Memorial Service on Sunday the 28th instant at 7pm to be conducted by the Reverend L.W Farr in the Congregational Church where seats would be reserved for the Mayoral Party.

4030 Alderman Fleming re-“Committee of Whole” re-Children’s Play grounds.

Alderman Fleming moved “That the Council do now resolve into a “Committee of the Whole” for the purpose of considering matters relative to the selection of the site for the Children’ S Playground in the Kingston Ward.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4031 re Children’s Playgrounds.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole” various sites submitted as suitable for Children’s Play grounds had been considered and your Committee recommends that it be referred to the Finance Committee to purchase land known as Nos. 18, 20 and 22 Albemarle Street to use as a Children’s Playground at the best possible terms.

Alderman Roberts moved “That the Report of the “Committee of the Whole Council” be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P Newnham and carried.

And there being no further business the Meeting terminated.

Confirmed at an Ordinary Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 7th day of May 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

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