Tuesday the 4th of June 1935

Minutes of a meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 4th day of June 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 Roberts, Solomon, F.A. Newnham, Ryan, Collyer, Dunshea, Fleming and Porter.

Minutes

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

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4093 Late Mr W Howard. Senr.

Alderman F.A. Newnham referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr William Howard Senr of 183 Enmore Road Newtown and old and esteemed Resident of our Municipality Alderman Solomon referred in feeling terms to the death of Alderman H.M. Holbeach late Mayor of St Peters and also to the death of Mr Harold K. Mackney late Town Clerk of Erskineville and it was unanimously Resolved by the Members of the Council rising in silence “That letters of sympathy be forwarded in each instance to the relatives of the deceased.”

Correspondence

4094 Return Thanks.

Letters from Alderman and Mrs F.B. Roberts-Mrs E. Bright & family-and Mrs G.A. Souter & Family thanking Council for kind letters of sympathy.

“Received”.

4095 Metropolitan Publications re-Photographs for Almanac.

Letter from the Manager of Metropolitan Publications requesting the Mayor and Aldermen to attend Howard Harris Studios Sydney to have their photographs taken for the almanac which it is desired to publish. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Members of the Council take an early opportunity of complying with this request.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4096 F.M. Burke MLA. Re-Re-election to State Parliament.

Letter from F.M. Burke M.L.A. Thanking Council for kind letter of appreciation for his past 18 years services and congratulations on his recent re-election to the State Parliament of N.S.W. by a large majority.

“Received”.

4097 F.M. Burke MLA re-Neglected Cemeteries.

Further letter from F. M. Burke M.L.A intimating that he would interview the Honourable Buttenshaw M.L.A. as requested by the Council and urge that the contemplated Legislation relative to neglected Cemeteries be expedited. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and Mr Burke be thanked for his attention to this matter.” In seconding the motion Ald. Ryan asked that the Members of the Town Planning Association be invited to attend when the Deputation regarding this matter waits upon the Hon. E.A. Buttenshaw. The motion was declared carried.

4098 Mrs Gissing re-Use of Town Hall at Charity Rates.

Application from Mrs Gissing for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates for the purpose of holding a Juvenile Ball on the 8th of July next to raise funds for the Enmore Public School Parents & Citizens Association Alderman Ryan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

4099 Local Govt. Assn. of N.S.W. re R.S. & S. Pref. Act.

Letter from the Secretary of the Local Government Association of N.S.W. Intimating that Council request re-protesting against the provisions of the “Returned Soldiers & Sailors Preference Act” will be placed before the Executive at its next Meeting.

“Received”.

4100 Sydney City Mission re Donation to Soup Kitchen.

Letter from the Secretary of the Sydney City Mission thanking Council for the donation of £2/2/-towards providing Soup for Needy Families in Newtown and District during the Winter Months.

“Received”.

4101 Electric Light & P.S. Corpn. Ltd. re-Collection of Accounts.

Letters from the Secretary of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. intimating that the local collection of accounts at the Town Hall Newtown has been found a success in the past and will be continued; also acknowledging the election of His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) to the Committee in accordance with the Gas & electricity Act 1935.

“Received”.

4102 H. Brewer re Use of Hall at Charity Rates.

Application from H. Brewer for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on Tuesday the 11th June next for the purpose of holding a Benefit for Mr Jack Marsh. Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

4103 Dobbie & Foxall re building Alignment at White Horse Hotel King Street.

Letter from Messrs Dobbie & Foxall Surveyors asking for a remarking of the building alignment at the White Horse Hotel King Street. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Works Committee for report.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4104 Aus Gas Light Co. Re Supply of Coke to the N.M.R.M.

Letter from the General Manager of the Australian Gas Light Co. Intimating that during the Winter Months a weekly supply of Coke will be made to the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement for distribution amongst the Unemployed within this area. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Company thanked for this welcome gift.”

Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

4105 W.H. Parkes re Use of Hall at Charity Rates.

Letter from W.H. Parkes asking on behalf of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn. Newtown Branch that the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates for the 10th of June next to hold a Social in aid of the funds of the Assn. Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

4106 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”.

4107 Erskineville Council Re R.S. & S. Pref. Act.

Letter from the Erskineville Council asking co-operation in an effort to secure legal opinion from Counsel regarding the “Returned Soldiers & Sailors Preference Act.” Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Erskineville Council informed of the action which has already been taken by Council in this matter.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4108 St Peters Council re Proclaiming May Street a Secondary Road.

Letter from the St Peters Council asking co-operation in an effort to have May Street proclaimed a Secondary Road in accordance with the provisions of the Main Roads Act. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Mrs Ald. Fowler and carried.

4109 Newtown East Branch of A.L.P. re R.S. & S.Pref. Act.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown East Branch of the A.L.P. asking the Council to make an emphatic protest against the provisions of the “Returned Soldiers & Sailors Preference Act” with a view to having it repealed. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed of the action already taken by Council in this matter”.

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4110 Newtown East Branch A.L.P. re Hall at Charity Rates.

Further letter from the Secretary of the Newtown East Branch of the A.L.P. asking for the use of the Town Hall on the 25th instant at Charity Rates that the purpose of holding a Dance in aid of the funds of the League. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and the request granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4111 Old Age & Inv. Pensioners Assn. re Hall at Charity Rates.

Application from the Secretary of the Enmore Branch of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn. For the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on Tuesday the 9th of July next for the purpose of holding a Euchre Party & Dance in aid of the funds of the Assn. and further requesting the patronage of the Mayor & Aldermen at this function. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and the requests of the writer relative to the Hall at Charity Rates and the patronage of the Council be granted.”

Seconded by Ald. F.A. Newnham and carried.

4112 Mrs A. Conway re Alleged Fall in Church Street near Federation Road.

Letter from Mrs A. Conway intimating that she fell on the foot path while preceding to St Stephen’s Church on Sunday the 26th ultimo and broke her glasses – and asking for £5 Compensation. The Engineer reported having inspected the portion of the pathway complained of and recommended that the claim be not entertained as with the ordinary care no danger existed.” Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and liability disclaimed.”

Seconded by Ald. F.A. Newnham and carried.

4113 Newtown Local Council against War & Fascism re “War! What For”.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown Local Council Against War & Fascism asking for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on Sunday Evening the 9th instant for the purpose of holding a Lecture and Drama entitled “War! What For?”. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

Reports

4114 Mayoral Minutes re Mercury Discharge Lamps.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) submitted a Mayoral Minute which reported a visit of inspection to the new Mercury Discharge Lamps in Parramatta Road Ashfield on the 29th ultimo and recommended that the offer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. be accepted to temporarily install free of charge 4 of the new Mercury Discharge Lamps in place of those present on the Newtown Bridge.” Ald. Roberts moved “That the Mayoral Minute be “Received” and endorsed and the recommendation contained therein be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

4115 Finance Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor as Chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a Report of a Meeting held on the 4th instant as contained on folios266/7 of the Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation

amounting to                                                                           £1936.12.8 and

payment of Accounts passing that Evening               £2390.17.0

Total payments from the General Fund since last Meeting

£4327.9.8

The Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was also submitted and disclosed a Credit Balance of  £15,786.14.2.

It was further recommended (a) “That letters received from Ratepayers regarding the payment of Rates be left in the hands of the Mayor to make the best arrangements possible with the various Ratepayers.” (b) “That the sum of £9 be “Written off” the Rate Book in connection with Asst. No. 1014 O’Connell Ward being the amount of refund in connection with the reduction made by the Appeal Court in the U.C.V. of this land for the year 1934.” (c) “That the sum of £5 granted to the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement as a donation to the Rent A/c”. (d) “That the Secretary of the Newtown Band and the Sydney Hospital be informed that no donations can be made for the current year.” Ald. 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 F.A. Newnham and carried.

4116 Engineer’s Report

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

Questions Without Notice

4118 Ald. Solomon re-Supply of Coke for the Winter Months.

Under this heading Alderman Solomon asked that provision was made for the supply of Blankets for the Winter Months that those in need.? The Mayor intimated that Winter Blankets were supplied on application to the Police after careful investigation of each application.

4119 Ald. W Newnham re hole at Inter. of Stanmore & Enmore Roads.

Alderman W.P. Newnham drew attention to a hole about 5ft. In diameter at the intersection of Stanmore & Enmore Roads in front of the “Warren View Hotel” on the portion of the Carriageway under the control of the Marrickville Council. The Mayor said he would get in touch with the Marrickville Council in the morning with a view to having the necessary repairs carried out.

4120 Ald. Sheehan re Time of Ordinary Meetings.

The Deputy Mayor (Ald. T. Sheehan J.P) moved “That in the future the Ordinary Meetings of the Council be held at 7.50pm instead of 7.30pm.” Seconded by Ald. Porter and lost.

4121 Ald. Collyer Re-Light in “Right of Way” rear “Rising Sun Garage”.

Ald. Collyer drew attention to the need for an additional light in the “The right of Way” at the rear of the “Rising Sun Garage” cnr of King and Norfolk Streets which might be achieved by rearranging the existing lamp. The Mayor intimated that the “Right of Way” in question was privately owned and the existing lamp was lighting Council’s Lane at the side of the Junior Technical School.

4122 Ald. Ryan Re Trees in Dickson Street.

Ald. Ryan asked that the Trees in Dickson Street be lopped in the vicinity of No. 41 so as not to obstruct the light.

4123 Ald. Dunshea Re-Lighting of Lavatories.

Ald. Dunshea drew attention to the need for more attention to the lighting of Lavatories at the rear of Hotels. The Mayor intimated that this matter was at present engaging the attention of the Police Officials.

4124 Ald. Fleming Re-Lane at Rear of Ledgerwoods Produce Stores.

A Fleming asked if the Lane at the rear of Ledgerwoods Produce Store belonged to the Council.? The Mayor replied in the negative.

4125 Ald. Dunshea Re Kalsomining of Phillip Street Subway.

Ald. Dunshea asked when the Phillip Street Subway would be kalsomined as recommended by the Lighting Committee.? In reply to a query by the Mayor the Engineer intimated that this matter would be attended to in course of a few days.

4126 Ald. Ryan Re-Postal Facilities at King Street South.

Ald. Ryan drew attention to the need for Postal Facilities especially for the purpose of Stamps etc at King Street South and moved “That the Federal Member for this district be requested to bring under the notice of the Postal Authorities the necessity of establishing a Post Office Agency in King Street in the vicinity of the St Peters Railway Station.” Seconded by Mrs. Alderman Fowler and carried.

4127 Ald. W.P. Newnham re-“No Parking” Signs.

Ald. Newnham enquired if the Mayor had interviewed the Inspector of Police regarding the “No Parking” Signs during prohibited hours on the Main Road.? The Mayor intimated that he had conferred with the Inspector of Police regarding this matter and had been informed that the experience of the Police up to date did not warrant the erection of “No Parking” Signs.

4128 Visit of Alds. from the Glebe Council.

The Mayor then welcomed His Worship the Mayor (Ald. J.J. Lahiff) and Alderman Ward of the Glebe Council who were paying a friendly visit and both these gentlemen suitably responded. Subsequently Alderman H.J. Foley M.D. – Ald. J.J. Shannon and Alderman S. McCormack J.P. joined the visiting party from the Glebe Council.

4129 Ald. Fleming re conversion of Dwellings.

Ald. Fleming moved “That the Council do now resolve into “Committee of the Whole” for the purpose of considering the matters of conversion of dwellings into Flats and Town Hall improvements. Etc.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

4130 Conversion of Dwellings into Flats.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole” the matter of the conversion of dwellings into Flats had been considered and your Committee now recommends that it be the policy of this Council that no person be permitted to convert or use a dwelling in this Municipality as Flats unless each of the such Flats is self-contained – has separate Kitchens – and the ordinary conveniences i.e. Separate Bathroom – Lavatory – and Laundry in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Ordinance and with reference to the dwellings in Georgina Street and Warren all Avenue (each of which is at present been used by several tenants) the owners be notified to attend the next meeting of the Works Committee and discuss the advisability of converting these properties into properly constructed self-contained Flats in accordance with the provisions of Local Government Ordinance 71.

Your Committee also considered Sketch Plans prepared by the Engineer to provide additional accommodation at the Town Hall premises for Council Meetings etc and now recommends that Messrs J. Campbell & Son Architects Newtown be instructed to prepare Sketch Plans on the lines of the Plans prepared by the Engineer together with estimates of cost of alterations etc to provide for –

  1. Council Chamber with Lavatory accommodation on 1st Floor over Shops Nos. 3 and 5 Bedford Street with Dias and Semi-Circular Council Table and having approach from the Main Entrance Stairway and also from the Mayor’s Room – by a stairway from the passage at side of Mayor’s Room.
  2. Ladies Retiring Room and Lavatory on 1st Floor connected by balcony with Main Hall and Supper Room.
  3. Removing Balcony from front-entrance and substituting canopy over the entrance with alterations to the front of the buildings including improved Windows etc to generally improve the appearance of the front of the building.
  4. Necessary painting – papering etc to the interior of the buildings. The whole at a total estimated cost of say £1,500.

Ald. F.A. Newham moved “That the Report of the “Committee of the Whole Council” be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.” This Seconded by Alderman Roberts 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 18th day of June 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

Tuesday the 18th June 1935

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 18th of June 1935 at 7.30pm.

Present

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

4131Minutes

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. Dunshea and carried.

4132 Late Mrs C. Kelly.

Mrs Alderman Fowler referred in feeling terms to the deaths of Mrs. Catherine Kelly dearly beloved Mother of our Engineer (Mr. L. J. Kelly) and moved “That a letter of sympathy be forwarded to Mr. J. J. Kelly Senr.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried unanimously by the Members of the Council rising in silence.

Correspondence

4133 Return Thanks.

Letters from Mrs M.G. Holbeach and Mrs E. Bridge & Family thanking Council for kind letters of sympathy. “Received”.

4134 Deaf Dumb & Blind Instit. Re Sale of Badges Collection Etc.

Letter from Miss N.E. Frost asking that a future date be granted for the sale of Badges and also for taking up collection within this area on behalf of the Deaf Dumb & Blind Institution city Road as on the last date granted there was only sufficient badges available for the City Campaign. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the matter be left in the hands of the Mayor to arrange for a suitable date with the Applicant.”

Seconded by Mrs Ald. Fowler and carried.

4135 Newtown Anti-War Movement Re Collection & Use Of Hall at Charity Rates.

Letters from the secretary of the Newtown Anti-War Movement

  1. Thanking Council from its support and cooperation in the past.
  2. Asking that a collection be allowed to be taken up on Friday the 21st instant as the previous Friday was very wet.
  3. Requesting the use of the No. 2 Hall at Charity Rates for a Lecture on Sunday Evening next the 23rd instant.

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

4136 Rev. F. Hordern re-Church Of England St Peters Centenary Celebrations.

Letter from the Rev. F. Hordern inviting the Mayor & Aldermen to attend the Church of England St Peters Centenary Celebrations on Saturday the 29th instant at 2.30pm Ald. Roberts moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and as many as possible attend.”

Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

4137 E.H. Moss re-Fruit Stall in Front of St Vincent-de-Paul Waste Products Depot.

Letter from E.H. Moss asking permission to retain his Fruit Stall on vacant land in front of the St Vincent-de-Paul Waste Products Depot.

Ald. Fleming moved “That the application be “Received” and granted provided the Pedestrian traffic is in no way impeded and the land is kept free from debris.”

Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

4138 J.S. Garden M.H.R. re Post Office Agency in Vicinity of St Peters Railway Station.

Letter from J.S. Garden M.H.R. and intimating that he will bring Council’s request for a Post Office Agency in the vicinity of the St Peters Railway Station under the notice of the Postal Authorities. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and Mr Garden thanked for his attention to this matter.”

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4139 Town Planning Assn. Re Lecture.

Letter from the Secretary of the Town Planning Assn. inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to attend the Lecture to be delivered at Science House Gloucester & Essex Streets Sydney on Thursday the 4th of July next by A.R. Bluett Esq. On “Town Planning under Local Government”. Ald. Roberts moved “That the invitation be “Received” accepted with thanks and as many as possible attend.”

Seconded by Ald. F.A. Newnham and carried.

4140 G.J. Baker re N.S.W. Fire Brigades Brd.

Letter from G.J. Baker – Council’s Representative on the N.S.W. Fire Brigades Board relative to the board’s Income and Expenditure during the past year. “Received”.

4141 Public Health Dept. re Milk Samples.

Letter from the Department of Public Health covering the analysis of 20 samples of milk all of which were found to be correct. “Received”.

4142 Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. Re Mercury Discharge Lamps.

Letter from the Chief Engineer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd intimating that as previously explained the new Mercury Discharge Lamps would not arrive till August when they will then be installed on the Newtown Bridge. “Received”.

4143 Old Age & Invalid Pens. Re Council’s Co-operation.

Letter from the Secretary of the old Age & invalid Pensioners Assn. Enmore Branch thanking Council for its assistant and co-operation. “Received”.

4144 Newtown School Of Arts re Subsidy.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown School of Arts thanking Council for its subsidy for the current year which will be used exclusively for Library purposes as directed by the Council. “Received”.

4145 Main Roads Dept. re Rounding off Cnr Of Wilson St. & Erskineville Rd.

Letter from the Main Roads Dept. intimating that the two corner shops Nos. 2 and 2a Erskineville Rd. (at the corner of Wilson Street and Erskineville Rd.) would be demolished as soon as placated by the Occupants so as to improve the visibility at this dangerous corner. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer thanked.”

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4146 W. Wilson re Transfer Of Fruit Stall 557 King St.

Letter from W. Wilson making application for permission to transfer his Fruit Stall at No. 577 King St. Newtown to Frederik Nichols of 125 Alice St. Newtown – also letter from Frederik Nichols asking Council’ S permission to carry on the Fruit Stall at 577 King St. Newtown previously conducted by William Wilson. Ald. Ryan moved “That both these applications be “Received” and granted on the understanding that no further transform of ownership is made until permission in writing is first obtained from this Council.”

Seconded by Ald. Collyer and carried.

4147 Stuart Thom & Co. re Flats in Stanmore Rd.

Letter from Stewart Thom & Co Solicitors with Cheque enclosed £1/1/-asking for a Certificate under the provisions of Section 317 (A) of the Local Government Act in connection with the Flats recently erected by Mr E. H. Donnelley at 7/9 Stanmore Rd. The Council’s Engineer & Building Inspector reported that the buildings in question were in his opinion in order and the Certificate requested could therefore be issued Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the application be “Received” and a Certificate under Section 317 (A) of the Local Government Act be issued.”

Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.

4148 Mrs Nicholson re Mothers Club North Newtown Public School re-Hall At Charity Rates.

Letter from Mrs L. Nicholson asking on behalf of the Mothers Club of the North Newtown Public School for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on the 15th of August next that the purpose of holding a Social in aid of the Piano Fund of the School. Ald. Porter moved “That the applications be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Mrs Ald. Fowler and carried.

4149 T.Dennis & Mrs Causer re Use Of Hall at Charity Rates.

Letter from T. Dennis making application on behalf of Mr. & Mrs Dennis and Mr & Mrs Causer for the use of the Town Hall on Saturday Evenings at the same rates as previously to continue their weekly dances. Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the application be “Received” and granted for a further period of 3 months.”

Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.

4150 N.M.R. Movement re Monthly Report.

The Hon. Secretary of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement submitted a report of its activities for the month ending 31st of May 1935. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the Report be “Received” and the writer congratulated upon the satisfactory work being carried out by the Movement.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4151 J.L. Herbert re Sign On The M.U.I.O.O.F. Hall.

Application from J.L. Herbert for permission to exhibit a Calico Sign 12′ x 6′ at the end of the balcony at the M.U.I.O.O.F. Hall to advertise Weekly Dances. It was Resolved “That the application be “Received” and referred to the Works Committee for report.”

4152 Ald. F.A. Newnham re-Correspondence From McManus & McGuinness.

Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the correspondence from Messrs McManus & McGuinness be considered in “Committee of the Whole” Council at a later stage of the Meeting.”

Seconded by Mrs Ald. Fowler.

Amendment moved by Ald. Solomon “That the correspondence in question be considered in open Council”.

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and lost.

The Original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

Ald. Solomon asked that his vote in the negative be recorded.

Reports

4153 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight. During the discussion on the Engineer’s Report Alderman Ryan asked that enquiries be made as to the alterations in the levels of George St. at its intersection with King St – and Alderman Sheehan asked that the Trees in Juliett St be pruned.

It was resolved that the Report be “Received” and the request made receive attention.

4154 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folio 93 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Fleming moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and adopted and the applications mentioned in paragraph for be granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

Questions Without Notice

4155 Ald. Fleming re Vehicular Traffic along King St proceeding Around Traffic Officer on Newtown Bdge.

Under this heading Ald. Fleming moved “That the Superintendent of Traffic be requested to issue instructions to have all South bound Vehicular Traffic along King St proceed round the Traffic Officer on the Newtown Bridge when desiring to end of Bedford or Australia Streets as the present method of cutting across the North-Bound traffic from Enmore Rd and Bedford St is found to be fraught with much danger especially when City-bound Trams are standing at the Safety Zone blocking the clearview of the North-bound traffic.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

4156 Ald. Collyer Re-Traffic On St Peters Bridge.

Ald. Collyer moved “That the Traffic Authorities be asked to exhibit definite instructions for the guidance of the Vehicular traffic crossing the St Peter’s Railway Bridge as at present there appeared to be some uncertainty regarding the Regulations governing the traffic at this point.”

Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

4157 Ald. Solomon Re-Amalgamation Of Erskineville and Newtown Councils.

Ald. Solomon moved “That this Council invites the Erskineville Council to meet it in and Conference regarding the amalgamation of the two Municipalities.”

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and lost.

4158 Ald. Roberts Re-Work Carried out On the Main Road.

Ald. Roberts moved “That this Council places on record its appreciation of the expeditious and efficient manner in which the work of relaying the Main Road on the Newtown Bridge has been carried out by this Council’s Engineer (Mr L.J. Kelly) and the Wages Staff.”

Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

4159 Ald. F.A. Newnham Re Old Galvanized Iron Fences.

Ald. F.A. Newnham drew attention to some unsightly old Galvanized Iron fences which had been recently erected and asked that the Owners be notified to give them a coat of paint.

4160 Ald. Dunshea Re-Erection Of White Posts Opp. Phillip Street Subway.

Ald. Dunshea asked that the Works Committee consider the advisableness of ability and probable cost of erecting three (3) White Posts opposite the entrance to the Phillip Street Subway from Bedford Street so as to minimise the danger from the passing swift vehicular traffic.

4161 Ald. Roberts Re Southern Footpath off Bedford Street.

Ald. Roberts asked that the Works Committee report upon the best means and probable cost of placing the southern footpath of Bedford Street in proper repair.

4162 Ald. W. Newnham re-Inter. Simmons & Sarah Streets.

Ald. W.P. Newnham asked that the Works Committee report upon the best means and probable cost of placing the crossing at the intersection of Simmons & Sarah Streets in proper repair and also for placing concrete kerb and gutter on the southern foot path of Gladstone Street from the Council’s Depot westerly to Phillip Street with concrete box drain at Phillip Street.

4163 Alderman Sheehan Three Half Length Telephone Cabinet.

Ald. Sheehan asked that a further letter be forwarded regarding the half-length Telephone Cabinet which had been promised by the Telephone Depart. At the intersection of Simmons & Pemell Streets.

4164 Alderman Sheehan Re Safety of Church Street & Federation Road.

Alderman Sheehan and also asked that the corner of church Street & Federation road be made safe where the lady recently fell.

4165 Ald. Fleming Re-Property Abutting on to Ledgerwoods Produce Store.

Alderman Fleming asked that letters be forwarded to all Owners of property abutting on to the Private Lane at the rear of Ledgerwoods Produce Store King Street asking them to join in placing this Private Lane in a proper state of repair.

4166 Ald. Collyer Re-Approach to St Peters Station.

Alderman Collyer asked that a further letter be forwarded to the Railway Depart. Relative to the urgent need for placing the approach to the St Peters Station from Lord Street in a proper state of repair.

4167 Ald. Porter Re-Seats At Side of Town Hall.

Alderman Porter asked when the seats would be placed at the side of the Town Hall as directed by the Council. The Mayor intimated that the seats were at present been constructed and would be placed in position at an early date and all other requests made by the Aldermen would have his attention.

4168 Ald. F.A. Newnham re-“Committee of the Whole Council Re-Letters from Messrs McManus & McGuinness.

Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the Council do now resolved into a “Committee of the Whole” to consider further correspondence.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole” letters were received from Messrs T.B. McManus and E. McGuinness and your Committee now recommends “That Mr T.B. McManus be informed that the Council is unable to grant the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates for the purpose mentioned in his letter and that after consideration of the charges made (re-the disposal of certain Woodblocks etc.) they are found to be of too vague a nature to warrant an enquiry as suggested – and that the charge made by Mr McGuinness be referred to the Mayor and Engineer to be investigated and reported on to the Council.

Ald. F.A. Newnham 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 Roberts 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 2nd of July 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

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