Tuesday the 7th day of May 1935

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 7th May 1935 at 7.30pm.

Present

The Deputy Mayor (Alderman T Sheehan J.P) Presiding – Mrs Alderman Fowler and Aldermen F.A Newnham, W.P Newnham Collyer, Dunshea, Fleming, Porter, Roberts and Solomon.

Apologies

Apologies were received and accepted from His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) who was absent through ill-health – and also from Alderman Ryan.

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 F.A Newnham and carried.

4032 Late Mr H Bright.

Alderman F.A Newnham referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr Harry Bright – an old and esteemed resident of our Municipality who was suddenly “Cut off” in the prime of his life and moved “That a letter of sympathy be forwarded to his Widow and family”.

Seconded by Alderman WP Newnham and carried unanimously by the Members of the Council residing in silence.

Correspondence

4033 A.Gas Co. re supply of Coke to N.M.R.M.

Letter from the Manager of the Australian Gas Light Co. Intimating that the question of granting a supply of Coke free to the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement for distribution amongst the Poor of our district would be considered at the next Board Meeting.

“Received”

4034 Camperdown Pensioners Assn. re Town Hall at Charity Rates.

Letter from C.D Cox Hon. Secretary of the Camperdown Pensioners Assn. applying for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates for the purpose of holding a Eureka Party and Dance on the 30th instant. Alderman Dunshea moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4035 Local Government Assn. of N.S.W re Water Mains.

Letter from the Local Government Assn. of N.S.W relative to the alteration of the road levels when laying of water mains.

“Received”.

4036 E.L & P.S Corpn. Re Shade on Light in Station Lane.

Letter from the Secretary of the Electric Light & P.S. Corpn Ltd. asking permission to place a shade on a lamp in this Station Lane as requested by J.S Everingham – and adjoining Occupier. Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That the application be “Received” and granted provided the shade does not interfere in any way with the Public Street Lighting.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4037 E.L. & P.S Corpn re New type of Light on Newtown Bdge.

Further letter from the Engineer – Electric Light & P.S Corpn Ltd asking permission to experiment on the Newtown Bridge with the new type of Light and intimating that he would be pleased to meet the Mayor and the Lighting Committee to discuss the proposed Lighting scheme on the Newtown Bridge. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the necessary permission be given – and suitable arrangements be made with the writer to meet the Mayor and the Lighting Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P Newnham and carried.

4038 E.L & P.S Corpn re Re-Committee to be Formed.

Further letter from the Secretary of the Electric Light & P.S Corpn Ltd asking that the Council appoint a Delegate to represent this Council on the Committee to be constituted under Division 7 Clause 80 (2) of the Gas and Electricity Act 1935 as the appointment of such Committee would be found very useful to discuss matters of common interest to the five Municipalities concerned. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) be appointed the Delegate to represent this Council on the Committee.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P Newnham and carried.

4039 M.W.S. & D Brd re Tunnel in Bedford Street.

Letter from the Secretary of the M.Water S. & D Board asking permission to fence off an area in Bedford Street 50 x 15 to facilitate the construction of a Tunnel: which it is proposed to construct under the Railway Line for the new 48″Water Main. Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Secretary informed that this Council regrets it is unable to comply with the Board’s request as the carriageway of Bedford Street is very narrow and carries exceptionally heavy through traffic to the Western Subgroups; which has a steep incline and would therefore create a serious danger to vehicular traffic – and the Council requests that the necessary works be carried out on the Water Board’s own land on the southern side of the Railway Line.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4040 M.W.S & D Brd re Use of Room for Election.

Further letter from the Secretary of the M.Water S. & D Board thanking Council for the convenience of a room at the Town Hall Newtown for the recording of votes and also for the courtesy extended to its Officers in connection with the recent election of Members for the reconstituted Board.

“Received”.

4041 Mercantile Mutual Ins Co re re-Boiler at Incinerator.

Letter from the Mercantile Mutual Insurance Co. Ltd intimating that the recent inspection of Council’s Boiler at the Incinerator Depot disclosed it to be in good condition; -also a few necessary repairs to the Safety Valve etc had been carried out.

“Received”.

4042 Labour & Ind Dept re Rates of Paid to Govt Relief Workers.

Letter from the Department of Labour & industry relative to the rates of pay paid to Government Relief Workers.

“Received”.

4043 Miss McGuigan re St Mary’s Church Queen Competition.

Application from Miss V. McGuigan for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on 21st instant for the purpose of holding a Dance in aid of her candidature in the St Mary’s Church Queen Competition. Alderman Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”.

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4044 Letters re Release of Gerald Griffen.

Letters from the Municipalities of Bankstown Chatswood and Botany intimating that Council’s letter re-the release of Gerald Griffin had been “Received” only. It was resolved “That these letters be “Received”.

4045 Local Govt. Assn re R.S Preference Act.

Letter from the Secretary of the Local Government Assn of N.S.W re the Returned Soldiers Reference Act etc Alderman Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and considered in “Committee of the Whole” Council at a later stage of the Meeting”.

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

Reports

4046 Finance Committee Report

The Deputy Mayor (Ald T Sheehan J.P.) submitted a Report of a Meeting of the Finance Committee held on the 7th instant as contained on folios 0264/6 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of Accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting to                                                                  £4143.5.5

and payment of Accounts passed that Evening                           3907.7.7

Total payments from the General Fund since last Meeting £8050.13.0

The Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was also submitted and disclosed a Credit Balance of £11,398.7.7.

It was further recommended (a) “That the land known as Nos. 18, 20 and 22 Albemarle Street be purchased for the purposes of a Children’s Playground at an estimated cost of £939 and the Mayor and Town Clerk be and are hereby empowered to sign and complete all documents under the Corporate Seal of the Council in connection with the purchase of this land.

(b) “That a subsidy of £25 be made to the Library funds of the Newtown School of Arts.”

(c) “That the Town Hall be granted at Charity Rates to the Newtown Local Council against War for Lecture held on the 24th of March last.

(d) “That the Secretary of the R.S.P.C.A. be informed that it is regretted that Council cannot grant a donation to its funds this year and also H Birkenshaw be informed that it is regretted that the Council cannot donate a Sports Trophy to the Newtown Central Demonstration School as gifts of this nature cannot be made.

(e) “That the Members of the Council’s Regular Staff be paid for the King’s Jubilee Day.

Alderman W.P Newnham 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 Roberts and carried.

4047 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 etc of 20 Men who had been engaged as Casual Employees. “Received” on the motion of Alderman Roberts seconded by Alderman Dunshea.

4048 Health Inspector Report

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 87/8 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Alderman Roberts moved “That the health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and adopted & the application mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted. In seconding the Resolution Alderman Fleming congratulated the Inspectors on the excellent manner in which the work at the Incinerator was carried out. The motion was declared carried.

4049 Address re Newtown Municipal Calendar

Messrs R.B. P Waugh and C.B Anderson then address the Council on behalf of Metropolitan Publications in connection with a Newtown Municipal Calendar it is proposed to publish for the years 1935/6/7 featuring the Mayor & Aldermen and giving information regarding the Municipality; the Calendar to be in two colours on thick heavy stock paper to be distributed by the Publishers free of all costs to the Council. Alderman Fleming moved “That Messrs Waugh and Anderson be thanked for their addresses and the information furnished -and the matter be further considered in “Committee of the Whole” at a later stage of Meeting.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

Questions Without Notice

4050 Mrs Alderman Fowler re- Congrats to Ald R.S. Goddard on his election to M.W.S. & D Brd.

Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That the congratulations of this Council be conveyed to His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) on his election as a Member of the newly constituted M.Water. S. & D. Board by so large a majority – a position which the Members of the Council feel sure he will occupy with great credit to himself – to the Councils generally – and especially to the No. 1 Constituency (and incidentally mentioned that Alderman F.A. Newnham had travelled 400 miles so as to be in time to record his vote for the Mayor).”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried unanimously.

4051 Alderman W.P. Newnham re-“No Parking” Signs On Main Roads.

Alderman W.P. Newnham asked if any further steps have been taken with regard to the “No Parking” signs on the Main Roads.? The Town Clerk intimated that Inspector Miller had not yet returned from his Holiday Leave.

4052 Alderman F. Newnham re-repairs to Marian Lane.

Alderman F.A. Newnham called attention for the need for repairs to Marian Lane and asked that the question of the conversion of dwellings into Flats in various parts of the Municipality receive further consideration.

4053 Ald F Newham re Conversion Of Dwellings Into Flats.

Alderman W.P. Newnham moved “That the matter of the conversion of dwellings into Flats and housing generally be considered in “Committee of the Whole Council” and the Health Inspector and Engineer attend the Meeting.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4054 Ald. Fleming re-Cars Parked at Enmore Picture Theatre.

Ald. Fleming asked if all Cars at the Enmore Picture Theatre were parked in Phillip Street? The Town Clerk intimating that the parking of cars at the Enmore Theatre was regulated by the Police so that Pedestrians desiring to cross from one side of the street to the other would not be inconvenienced by an excessive number of Cars parking in Enmore Road.

4055 Ald. Dunshea Re-Letter: Re-Reference To Returned Soldiers.

Upon resuming Council it was reported (a) that while in “Committee of the Whole” a letter from the Local Government Association of N.S.W. re-the Returned Soldiers Reference Act had been considered and your Committee now recommends “That in view of the provisions of the Return Soldiers Preference Act this Council adopts the policy of employing Returned Soldiers that any further Casual Labour required and that such Casual Labour employed under the provisions of the Returned Soldiers Preference Act be eliminated as soon as possible.”

4056 Newtown Municipal Calendar

(b) “That the offer of Metropolitan Publications to publish a Newtown Municipal Calendar that the years 1935/6/7 free of all costs to the Council be accepted provided the official proof of the propose calendar and the Advertisements it is proposed to place thereon be first submitted to and approved by the Council.”

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

Seconded by Ald. Fleming 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 21st of May 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

Tuesday the 21st day of May 1935

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 21st day of May 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 F.A. Newnham, Solomon, Ryan, Collyer, Dunshea, Fleming and Porter.

Apology

An apology was received and accepted from Alderman Roberts.

Minutes

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

Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

4057 Late Mr C. Rich, Mrs C. Edwards, G.A. Soutar V. Roberts.

Ald. Fleming referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr Charles Hugh Bridge of Trade Street Mrs Alderman Fowler also referred in feeling terms to the deaths of Mrs Catherine Edwards (relict of the late Alderman Edwards at one time Mayor of this Municipality) also Mr Victor Bede Roberts – and Alderman Ryan mentioned the death of Mr George Albert Soutar – 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

4058 Return Thanks.

Letter from Mrs W.J. Radcliffe & Family thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy.

“Received”.

4059 Sydney Hosp. re-Donation.

Letter from the Secretary of the Sydney Hospital soliciting a donation for the current year. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee for report.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4060 Muswellbrook Council Re-Government Relief Works.

Letter from the Muswellbrook Council asking cooperation in an effort to secure a larger proportion of the cost of supervision in connection with Government Relief Works. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

4061 Local Govt. Assn. re-Gas & Electricity Act Etc.

Letter from the Local Government Assn. of N.S.W. with reference to the “Gas and Electricity Act” and the “Return Soldiers & Sailors Preference Act.”

“Received”.

4062 Waverley Coun. Re Contributions To Fire Board.

Letter from the Waverley Council asking co-operation in an effort to obtain a reduction in the contributions paid by Councils in the County of Cumberland to the Board of Fire Commissioners of N.S.W. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler and carried.

4063 Music Week Com. Re Sale of Badges.

Letter from the Music Week Committee asking permission to sell Badges within this area on the 7th of June next to raise funds for the N.S.W. Institution for the Death Dumb and Blind City Road.

Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and a donation of £2/2/-be forwarded.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

4064 Sydney City Mission re-Donation For Soup Kitchen.

Letter from the Secretary of the Sydney City Mission asking for a donation towards establishing a Soup Kitchen in the Newtown Municipality during the Winter Months similar to previous years. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and a donation of £2/2/-be forwarded.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

4065 Bankstown Coun. Re-Old Age Pensions.

Letter from the Bankstown Council agreeing to cooperate in an effort to have the Old Age & Invalid Pensions increase to £1 per week.

“Received”.

4066 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”.

4067 R.S.& S. Emp. Act.

Letter from the Secretary of the Returned Soldiers & Sailors Employment Board calling attention to the provisions of the “Returned Soldiers’ & Sailors Preference Act”. “Received”.

4069 Balmain Council re-R.S. & S.Emp. Act.

Letter from the Balmain Council asking that an emphatic protest be entered against the “Return Soldiers & Sailors Preference Act”. A similar letter was received from the Secretary of the Kingston Branch of the A.L.P. it was Resolved “That both these letters be “Received” and the consideration deferred till a later stage of the Meeting.”

4070 Main Roads Dept. re-Land Erskineville Road & Wilson Street.

Letter from the Main Roads Department intimating that land at the corner of Erskineville Road & Wilson Street had now been resumed under the Public Works Act the purpose of rounding-off the corner. Alderman Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Department be requested to expedite this work as much as possible.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4071 State Unemp. Relief Workers Council re-Collections on behalf of Distressed Cases.

Letter from the State Unemployed Relief Works Council asking the Council to authorise the collection of money to raise funds on behalf of cases of distress which arise from day to day. It was resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that while the Council is in sympathy with the proposal to raise funds for this purpose as it is at present making continuous efforts to raise funds on behalf of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement to provide food etc for needy families in this area it is thought the duplication of convictions of this nature would lead to confusion and the Council therefore deems it unwise to inaugurate any further collections at the present juncture.”

4072 Garden Seaborne & Abbott re-Dedication Of Land Carillon Av.

Letter from Garland Seaborne & Abbott intimating that the land at the intersection of King Street and Carillon Avenue had now been surveyed and asking for formal intimation that the area to be dedicated to the Council would be used as a portion of King Street and Carillon Avenue. Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and the necessary intimation be given (if necessary under Corporate Seal) that the portion being dedicated to this Council would be for Public use solely as portion of the roadways of King Street and Carillon Avenue.”

Seconded by Mrs Ald. Fowler and carried.

4073 N.M.R.M. RE Sale Of Depot 32 Regent Street.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement asking that the present Depot at No 32 Regent Street Newtown be purchased by the Council as it is to be submitted at Auction on Thursday the 30th instant. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and considered at a Special Meeting of the Council to be held on Monday the 27th instant at 7p.m.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4074 N.M.R.M. Re Report.

The Secretary of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movements submitted a report of its activities to the 30th April 1935 which was “Received”.

Reports

4075 Works Com Report

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) as Chairman of the Works’ Committee submitted a Report of a Meeting held on the 20th instant as contained on folios 351/2 of the Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 19 incl. It was Resolved “That the recommendations be considered seriatim. At the conclusion of the consideration of the report Ald. Dunshea moved as a covering motion “”That the Works’ Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4076 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 and addresses of 16 men who had been temporarily employed during the past fortnight.

“Received”.

4077 Health Inspector Report

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 89/90 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Fleming moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” – the applications mentioned in paragraph 7 be granted and all other recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

Questions Without Notice

4078 Ald. Solomon Re Letters of Congratulations to F.M. Burke & R.D. Gorman Ms L.A. Under this heading Alderman Solomon moved “That letters of congratulation be forwarded to F.M. Burke and R.D. Gorman Ms L.A. who have been re-elected to the State Parliament of N.S.W. by very large majorities; – Mr Burke having ably represented this district and in the State Parliament for the past 18 years.”

Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

4079 Ald. Solomon Re-Newtown- Camperdown Cemetery.

Ald. Solomon drew attention to the promise made by the Hon. E.A. Buttenshaw M.L.A. – Minister for Lands to the Leichhardt Council regarding a disused Cemetery and moved “That the Members of Parliament of this district be requested to interview the Hon. E.A. Buttenshaw M.L.A. Minister for Lands and asking to at once introduce Legislation regarding the collected Cemeteries so that the Newtown-Camperdown Cemetery may be converted into a Public Reserve without delay.”

Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

4080 Ald. W.P. Newnham re-Pruning of Tree in Pemell Street.

Ald. W.P. Newnham asked that the Tree in Pemell Street be pruned as recommended by the Lighting Committee.

4081 Ald. Dunshea re-Phillip Street Subway.

Ald. Dunshea asked that the Railway Subway at Phillip Street be kalsomined as soon as possible as recommended by the Lighting Committee.

4082 Ald. W.P. Newnham re-Light Out Station St. & Enmore Rd.

Ald. W.P. Newnham drew attention to the light at the intersection of Enmore Road and Station St having been out for two Nights.

4083 Ald. Dunshea re-Light – Oxford & Lennox Sts.

Ald. Dunshea intimated that the light at the intersection of Oxford & Lennox Streets required attention.

The Mayor intimated that he would have these matters attended to.

4084 Ald. Fleming Re-Land In Albemarle St. for Playground Purposes.

Ald. Fleming asked if any steps it yet been taken regarding the purchase of land in Albemarle St. for Playground purposes.? The Mayor intimated that Council’s Solicitors have this matter in hand and the necessary Sale Contracts were now awaiting signature.

4086 Ald. Porter Re- R.S. & S. Pref. Act.

Ald. Porter moved “That this Council requests the Executive of the Local Government Assn. of N.S.W. To take up the fight of the Local Government Bodies against the “Returned Soldiers & Sailors Reference Act” which deprives Councils of their discretionary power in appointing permanent or casual Employees to either their Salary or Wages Staffs and to further requests that the Executive circularize all Councils within the State of N.S.W. To obtain their opinion with a view to making a conjoint protest.”

Seconded by Ald. Collyer and carried.

It was then directed that the Balmain Council and the Kingston Branch of the A.L.P. be notified of the foregoing Resolution.

4087 Welcome To Alds. Harris, Galloway, Roe & Perry.

His Worship the Mayor then welcomed Alderman A.E. Harris, (Waterloo) – Ald. J. Galloway (Mascot) – Alderman G. Roe (Paddington) and His Worship the Mayor of Alexandria (Alderman A. Perry) who were present at the Meeting

4088 Presentation Of Framed Letters To Alds. Galloway & Harris. And presented Aldermen J. Galloway and A.E. Harris (who represented the Number 3 Constituency and the M.Water. S. & D. Board recently disbanded) with framed letters under the Corporate Seal of the Council expressing appreciation of the valuable services while Members of the Board to Municipal Councils generally and the Councils constituting the No. 3 Constituency in particular including the request made by the Newtown Council from time to time.

Both these gentlemen expressed high appreciation of the Council’s gift.

4089 Presentation Of Framed Letter To Ald. I.E. Ryan J.P.

The Mayor then presented Alderman I.E. Ryan J.P. with the framed letter under the Corporate Seal of the Council expressing the Council’s appreciation of his very valuable services as Aldermen and particularly as Mayor during the year 1934. Ald. Ryan 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 4th of June 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

Monday the 27th May 1935

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council held at the Town Hall Newtown on Monday the 27th May 1935 at 7p.m.

Present

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

Apologies

Apologies were received and accepted from Alderman T. Sheehan J.P. (Deputy Mayor) and Alderman F.A. Newham.

4090 Special Meeting re Sale of N.M.R.M. Depot 32 Regent St.

The Mayor intimated the business of the Special Meeting to be the consideration of a letter from Mrs. M. Swift Secretary of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement intimating that the premises No. 32 Regent Street at present been occupied as a Depot by the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement were to be offered for sale by Public Auction on the 30th May and asking if the Council will purchase the property.

In reply to an enquiry made by letter correspondence from the Secretary of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. was read offering the property at the Valuer General’s Valuation £350 and a donation of £50 towards the purchase – making the Nett cost to the Council £300.

4091 E.L. & P.S. Corpn. Rear Sale of Land to Newtown Council for Depot – N.M.R.M.

A discussion ensued during which the Mayor intimated that premises Nos. 25/7 O’Connell Street owned by the Council were at present vacant and could be adapted to use as a Depot by the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement at a moderate cost.

Ald. Fleming then moved “That the letter from the Secretary of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. be “Received” and he be thanked that the offer now made and for the free use of the Depot for the past years and informed that the Council will be able to make other arrangements for the accommodation of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement when the present Depot is required after the sale of the land and it will therefore not be necessary to purchase the Depot now so kindly lent to the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement by the Corporation; further that the Works Committee inspect the proposed Depot in O’Connell Street and report as to necessary repairs and sanitary accommodation etc.”

Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

Ald. Fleming moved “That the Works Committee also reported as to the advisability of providing Lavatory Accommodation for the Public at the proposed Depot in O’Connell Street.”

Seconded by Alderman Porter and carried.

4092 Engineer E.L. & P.S. Corpn. Re Inspection of New Mercury Lamps.

A Letter was received from the Chief Engineer Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd inviting the Mayor & Aldermen to inspect the new Mercury Lands which have been installed in Parramatta Road Ashfield and it was resolved that the Aldermen would assemble at the Town Hall Newtown on Wednesday Evening the 29th instant at 7p.m. to proceed with the Engineer to Parramatta Road Ashfield to inspect the lights in question.

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 4th day of 35 at 7.30p.m.

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

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