Tuesday the 2nd of July 1935

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown Held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 2nd of July 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, Ryan, Collyer, Dunshea, Fleming, Porter, Roberts and Solomon.

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 Ald. Fleming and carried.

4169 Late Mrs K. Levy Late Mrs. A. McGuinness.

Feeling references were made by Alderman Roberts and Alderman W.P. Newnham to the deaths of Mrs Kate Levy and Mrs Ann McGuinness 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

4170 Return Thanks.

Letters from Mr. J.J. Kelly & Family – Mrs N. Howard & Family and that family of the late Catherine Edwards thanking Council for kind letters of sympathy. “Received”

4171 J.S. Garden MHR re-Post Office Agency at St Peters.

Letters from J.S. Garden M.H.R. re-Post Office Agency at St Peters in the installing of a Cabinet Telephone at Pemell Street. “Received” on the motion of Ald. Roberts seconded by Ald. Fleming.

4172 Distressed Tenants League re Sewing Machine.

Letter from M.C. Smith Secretary of the Distressed Tenants League asking for assistance in securing a Sewing Machine for the purpose of helping Unemployed Families in this Municipality to make clothing for themselves and Children. It was Resolved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that the Council is unable to provide a Sewing Machine but suggests that an application to the Government Department may result in either the loan of a Machine or in the material being made into clothing by one of the Sewing Depots.

4173 Transport Com. Re-Lighting at cnr Wilson & King Streets.

Letter from the Commissioner of Transport intimating that a Motor Car had collided with a tram at the intersection of Wilson Street and King Street and suggesting that better lighting be provided at this point. Mrs Ald. Fowler moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Commissioner informed that the lighting at this intersection has been quite adequate for some years past and the Council cannot accept any responsibility in connection with the accident in question.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4174 Kearsley Shire Council re-Distribution of Primary Products.

Letter from the Kearsley Shire Council asking cooperation in an effort to have the equivalent amount in money added to the Dole Dockets or Emergency Relief Work Docket in lieu of the distribution of Primary Products. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4175 M. Water S. & D. Re-Building Operations.

Letter from the Secretary of the M.Water.S & D. Board covering return of Building operations for the year ending 30th of June 1935.

“Received”.

4176 Main Roads Depart. Re-“Secondary Road.”

Letter from the Main Roads Depart. Intimating that the Department is unable to accede to the request that the route via Bayview Street Unwins Bridge Road and May Street be declared a “Secondary Road”. “Received”.

4177 A.J. Conway re-Town Hall At Charity Rates.

Letter from A.J. Conway asking for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on Thursday the 18th inst. for the purpose of holding a Euchre Party & Dance in aid of the funds of the St Peters Sunshine Club. Ald. Fleming moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4178 Aus. Movement Against War & Fascism Three Torch-Light Procession.

Letter from the Secretary of the Australian Movement Against War & Fascism asking that a Representatives from this Council attend a Deputation which is to wait upon the Commissioner of Police to ask that the Torch-light procession against Ward be allowed on the 1st of August next. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) represent this Council on the Deputation.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4179 Newtown Branch Aus. Movement Against War & Fascism Re Use of Supper Room for Lectures.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown Local Branch of the Australian Movement Against War & Fascism asking for the use of the Room at Charity Rates for the purpose of holding Lectures on Sunday Evenings the 30th of June – and 7th and 14th of July next. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4180 I. Levy Estate re Private Lane at Rear of 241/7 King Street.

Letter from S. Levy Trustee of the Estate of the late Levy intimating that the trust is an able to contribute anything towards the cost of repairing the private lane at the rear of the premises Nos. 241/7 King Street Newtown. “Received”.

4181 Mrs M.F. Keane free use of Hall at Charity Rates on 2nd of September.

Application from Mrs M.F. Keane for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates the purpose of holding a Euchre Party & Dance on the 2nd of September next to provide Xmas Cheer for the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners in this area. Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Ald. W.P. Newnham and carried.

4182 Rev. A.E. Walker re Street Collection on 20th Sept. Next.

Letter from the Rev. A.E. Walker asking permission to hold a Street Collection on Friday the 20th of September next and aid of the Philanthropic work of the Newtown Methodists Mission.

Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4183 F. Studdon re-Invalid’s Chair for WM. Vandine.

Letter from F. Studdon asking co-operation in an effort to obtain an Invalid’s Chair for Mr William Vandine who for the past 30 years has been a helpless Invalid. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and this Council co-operate and the Town Clerk (W.G. Solomon J.P.) be appointed Treasurer to the fund.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4184 Madam G Barron re Hall at Charity Rates.

Application from Madam de Barron for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates for the purpose of holding a Euchre Party & Dance on the 29th inst. To aid Mr Jack Marsh who is at present ill in the Camden Hospital. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

Reports

4185 Finance Committee Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) as chairman of the Finance Committee submitted a Report of Meeting held on the 2nd inst. as contained on folio 268 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of Accounts

paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting to                  £ 1829.2.8

Payment of Accounts passed that Evening                            £ 1371.6.5

Total payments from the General Fund

since last meeting…..                                                                         £3200.9.1

From the Trust Fund – Transferred to General Fund £391/3/2 and transfer from Main Roads Trust Fund to General Fund £1567.8.8. The Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was also submitted and disclosed a Credit Balance of £16,266/16/10.

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 A.F. Newnham and carried.

4186 Works Committee 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 1st inst. as contained on folios 352/3 of the Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 29 incl. Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations considered seriatim.”

Seconded by Ald. W.P. Newnham and carried.

Upon item 16 being submitted Alderman Dunshea moved as an amendment “That the carriageway of Denison Street be re ballasted from Bedford Street northerly at an estimated cost to be furnished by the Engineer.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and lost.

Upon item 20 being submitted Alderman Ryan moved “That the southern footpath of Bedford Street from King Street to Oxford Street be re paved in asphalt at an estimated cost of £105.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

At the conclusion of the consideration of recommendations Nos 1 to 29 incl. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the Works Committee’s Report (with the decision of the southern footpath of Bedford Street) be “Received” and adopted and all recommendations be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

4187 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight Ald. Sheehan in moving that the Engineer’s Report be “Received” expressed appreciation of the very satisfactory manner in which repairs had been carried out at the intersection of Federation Road with Church Street.”

Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

4188 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 94/7 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book together with an Addendum certifying that house known as No. 76 Camden Street Newtown is in such a condition from structural and sanitary defects that by virtue of the powers conferred by Section 16 of the Public Health (Amendment) Act 1915 it is now recommended that the Council by an order in writing declare such house is unfit for human habitation or occupation and directs that such house shall not after the expiration of 30 days be inhabited or occupied by any person unless and until the repairs and alterations set forth in the Health Inspector’s Report dated 1st July 1935 are carried into effect.”

4189 Closing Order On Premises No.76 Camden Street.

Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and adopted and the applications mentioned in paragraph 5 be granted and by virtue of the recommendation made by this Council’ S Health Officer this Council as the Local Authority now declares premises known as No. 76 Camden Street Newtown to be unfit for human habitation or occupation and directs that such house shall not after the expiration of 30 days from the date of notice be inhabited or occupied by any person.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

Questions Without Notice.

4190 Alderman Porter re Lighting of Regent Street.

Alderman Porter asked that Regent Street North of Albemarle Street be inspected by the Lighting Committee at its next Meeting.

4191 Ald. Dunshea Re Employee’s Injury.

Alderman Dunshea asked of one of the Council’s Garbage Collectors had been on the Insurance Fund through injury to his hand while emptying garbage. The Town Clerk intimated that Frank Howard was the employee in question and the injury to his hand was now healed.

4192 Ald. Dunshea Re-Gloves For Men Employed Collecting Garbage.

Ald. Dunshea moved “That suitable strong Gloves be provided for the Men employed collecting garbage.”

Seconded by Ald. Collyer and carried.

4193 Ald. Sheehan re Wilford Lane.

The Deputy Mayor (Ald. T. Sheehan J.P.) asked that the Works Committee report upon the advisability of kerbing and guttering Wilford Lane.

4193 Ald. Dunshea re Dedication of Land King St. & Carillon Av.

Ald. Dunshea asked of matters re the dedication of land at the intersection of King Street and Carillon Avenue have been completed. The Town Clerk intimated that one of the Owners was at present absent from the State but the matter would be completed on his return.

4195 Ald. Collyer re Vehicular Traffic On St Peters Bdge.

Ald. Collyer asked if anything had been done regarding the direction of the vehicular traffic on the St Peters Railway Bridge. The Town Clerk intimated that an Officer from the Transport Dept. have the matter in hand and report thereon was expected at an early date.

His Worship the Mayor intimated that the various matters referred to by the Aldermen would receive his attention.

Ald. Roberts moved “That the Council do now resolve into a “Committee of the Whole” the purpose of considering further correspondence.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

4196 Pilfering Of Wood Blocks from Council’s Depot.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole” a statement made by Eric Dewhurst (a driver one of the Council’s Lorries) as to Woodblocks taken from the No. 2 Depot had been considered and your Committee now recommends “That Mr Dewhurst be severely reprimanded and he be informed that this Council views his offence as one of a very grave nature and any further offence will be severely dealt with in further he be cautioned not to take the Council’s Lorry to his Home for Meals or for any other purpose. Ald. 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 Ald. Dunshea 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 16th July 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

Tuesday the 16th day of July 1935.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 16th of July at 7.30pm.

Present

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

Apology

An apology was received and accepted from His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) who was presiding at the Annual Gathering of the Newtown Public School Parents & Citizens Assn.

In the absence of the Mayor the Deputy Mayor (Ald. T. Sheehan J.P.) resided.

4197 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.

4198 Late Mrs. M.A. McDermott. Late Mrs E. Brown. Late Mr. C. Roberts. Late Mrs M. Lean.

Feeling references were made by Alderman Ryan to the deaths of

Mrs M.A. McDermott of 126 Gowrie Street – Mrs Ellen Brown of 86 Angel St – and Mr Charles Roberts of 79 Alice St. Alderman Dunshea referred to the death of Mrs Mary Lean of 94 Australia St 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

4199 Return Thanks.

Letter from the family of the late Mrs Ann. McGuinness thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.

4200 Moree Council re-Better Living Conditions For People Living In Camps.

Letter from the Moree Council inviting co-operation in an effort to induce the Government to provide reasonable and healthy living conditions for those unfortunate people who have been applied to live in camps in Shires and Municipalities throughout the State particularly in Country Centres Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

4201 J.S. Garden MHR re Letter from P.M.G. re Post Office Agency nr St Peters Station.

Letter from J.S. Garden M.H.R. covering letter from the Postmaster- General’s Dept. intimating that Council’s application for a Post Office Agency in the vicinity of the St Peters Railway Station cannot be granted. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

4202 Local Govt. Assn. of N.S.W. re Provisions of “R.S. & S. Preference Act.”

Letter from the Secretary of the Local Government Assn. of N.S.W. intimating that a protest has been lodged with the Government against the provisions of the “Returned Soldiers & Salience Preference Act” with the request that Councils should be restored to the position they occupied prior to the recent amendment of the Act. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and this Council endorse the action of the Local Govt. Assn. of N.S.W.”

seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

4203 Central Dem. School Norfolk St. re Use Of Hall Act Charity Rates.

Letter from the Central Demonstration School Norfolk Street Newtown making application for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on the 6th of August next for the purpose of holding and Entertainment and aid of the School funds. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4204 Public Health Dept. re Milk Samples.

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

4205 Claude Neon Ltd. Re Electric Sign W.N. Bull Ltd.

Letter from Claude Neon Lights Ltd asking permission for one of their Electric Signs in front of the premises of W.N. Bull Ltd. to be a “Flashing” Sign. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”.

Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

4206 Benevolent Society Of N.S.W. re Subscription.

Letter from the Secretary of the Benevolent Society of N.S.W. making application for a subscription for the current year. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee for report.”

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

4207 Inst. Of Engineers re Selection of Engineers.

Letter from the Institute of Engineers offering services in the selection of and Engineer etc. “Received”.

4208 Holy Trinity Church Erskineville re Jubilee Celebrations.

Invitation from Holy Trinity Church Erskineville to attend the Jubilee Celebrations from the 7th to 28th instant. 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.

4209 W.Evans re R.S. & S. Anti Preference League.

Letter from W. Evans asking for the use of the Town Hall at reduced rates for a Meeting to be held on the 2nd of August next to advocate the objects of the Returned Soldiers & Sailors Anti-Preference League. Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “Received” and the use of the Hall granted at Charity Rates.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4210 United Charities Fund re Annual “Rose Day” Appeal.

Letter from the Secretary of the United Charities Fund asking permission to hold the annual “Rose Day” Appeal in this area on the 4th October next. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4211 Grafton Council re-Annual Conference of L.G. Assn. of NSW.

Letter from the Grafton Council asking if this Council will support the holding of the Annual Conference of the Local Government Assn. of N.S.W. at Grafton in the year 1936. A similar letter was received from Lismore Council advocating Lismore as the centre to hold the Conference. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and this Council’s Delegates be requested to support the holding of the Annual Conference of the Local Govn Assn of N.S.W. in the year 1936 in Grafton.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4212 Young Citizens Assn. re Free Vocational Training For Boys.

Letter from the Young Citizens Assn. Advisory Council asking if this Council will support the provision of free vocational training and recreational facilities for Unemployed Boys and Girls in this area between School leaving age and 21 years. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received”.

Seconded by Ald. Roberts. Ald. F.A. Newnham had moved as an amendment “That the letter be “Received” and its further consideration deferred till the next Meeting of the Council when a representative could be invited to attend the Meeting and further explain the scheme.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

4213 Distressed Tenants Defence League re its Objects.

Letter from the Secretary of the Distressed Tenants Defence League asking if a representative will be allowed to addressed Council in support of calling a Public Meeting at the Town Hall Newtown to further the objects of the Distressed Tenants Defence League. Ald. W.P. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received.”

Seconded by Mrs Ald. Fowler.

Amendment moved by Ald. Fleming “That the letter be “Received” and the delegate be heard at a later stage of the Meeting.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon.

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

4214 M Perkins re-Conversion Of Dwellings in Wilson Street Into Flats.

Letter from M Perkins for Council’s approval of Plans for the conversion of 4 Dwellings in Wilson Street into 8 Flats. As these plans were not accompanied by any Specifications it was Resolved “That the Plans be “Received” and referred to the Building Committee for attention and the applicant be notified to submit Specifications.”

4215 Newtown East A.L.P. re-Hall At Charity Rates.

Letter from R.A. Baker asking on behalf of the Newtown East Branch of the A.L.P. for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Praise that the purpose of holding a Dance on the 27th of August next and aid of the funds of the League. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

4216 King’s Jubilee Shilling Fund re Assistance.

Certificate from the King’s Jubilee Shilling Fund thanking Council and staff for assistance rendered. “Received”.

4217 Local Govt. Dept. re “Gas & Electricity Act 1935.”

Circular from the Department of Local Government re-the provisions of the “Gas & Electricity Act 1935 was “Received”.

4218 Gas & Electricity Joint Committee Re Expenses.

Letter from A.M. Shepherd Executive Officer of the Gas & Electricity Joint Committee asking if this Council will bear its 1/5th share of the expenses of the Joint Committee of the 5 Councils concerned – arranged under the provisions of Section 80 (2) of the Gas & Electricity Act 1935. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the request granted provided the expenses are confined to items of stationery or other trifling expenses approved by this Council’s Representative on the Committee.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

Reports

4219 Minute Re-Electricity Joint Com. Meeting.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) submitted a Minute re-the appointment of the Joint Committee under section 80 (2) of the Gas & Electricity Act 1935 which gave details of the two Meetings held. Ald. Solomon moved “That the Mayoral Minute be “Received” and adopted.” In seconding the Resolution Roberts asked that the Mayor make enquiries as to whether any Members appointed to the Gas & Electricity Joint Committee were shareholders in the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd.” The motion was declared carried.

4220 Engineer’s Report

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

4221 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folio is 97/9 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. W.P. Newnham moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and adopted the applications mentioned in paragraph 5 be granted and the recommendation contained in paragraphs 3 4 and 6 be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea. In supporting the motion Alderman Fleming congratulated the Health Inspector on the humane recommendation contained in paragraph 6 which recommended the provision of Respirators for the Staff engaged from time to time at the Incinerator cleaning the fine dust from the various flues.

The motion was declared “Carried”.

Questions Without Notice

4222 Ald. F. Newnham Re County Council For Electric Light.

Alderman F.A. Newnham moved “That his worship as this Council’s Representative on the Gas & Electricity Joint Committee be requested to advocate the advisability of forming the 5 Councils concerned into a County Council to take over the activities of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd for the supply of Electric Current four Public Street Lighting and other purposes to the Municipalities of Ashfield, Balmain, Leichhardt, Petersham and Newtown.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4223 Ald. Fleming Re-Gratings Over Gully-Pits.

Alderman Fleming referred to the damage caused by gratings over Gully pits being interfered with and dropped into the Pits and asked if the Engineer would adopt some method to make these gratings “Fool-proof”. The Engineer intimated that all new gratings used were being hinged on a “fool- proof” principle and he would consider what could be done to make the old gratings equally secure.

4224 Alderman Ryan Re Gully-Pits.

Ald. Ryan asked that: where the bottoms of gully-pits had become damaged – new concrete bottoms be constructed.

4225 Mrs Ald. Fowler Re-Housie Housie Activities.

Mrs Ald. Fowler drew attention to the serious injustice which is being done to the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement by closing of its “Housie Housie” activities whilst a new permit has been issued by the Chief Secretary’s Dept. to an outside Charity operating in close proximity to our own and moved “That the Chief Secretary be asked to reconsider his decision to terminate at the end of the present month the “Housie” conducted by the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement which so materially assists in the provision of funds to purchase Vegetables etc for the Poor and Needy in our Municipality and that he be asked further to receive a Deputation from this Council to urge the claim for such re-consideration.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4226 Ald. Collyer Re-Newtown-Marrickville-Ambulance.

Ald. Collyer moved “That a letter be forwarded to H.J. Mitchell Superintendent of the Central District Ambulance asking why the Newtown-Marrickville Ambulance (which is subsidised by this Council) had been taken over by the Central District Ambulance and in what way will the change benefit our district.”?

Seconded by Ald. W.P. Newnham and carried.

4227 Ald. Fleming Re Newtown-Camperdown Cemetery.

Alderman Fleming asked if any communication had been received regarding the Newtown-Camperdown Cemetery.?

The Deputy Mayor replied in the negative.

4228 Ald. F. Newnham Re-Works re-Reiby Lane & Tennis Court-Hollis Prk.

Alderman F.A. Newnham asked that the works passed for Reiby Lane from Station to Reiby St and also the Tennis Court at Hollis Park be carried out and completed at an early date.

4229 Ald. Porter Re-Seats For Old Age Pensioners.

Ald. Porter asked when the seats would be placed at the side of the Town Hall for Old Age Pensioners. The Engineer intimated that the seats were now being constructed and would be placed in position at an early date.

4230 Ald. Porter Re Top Dressing In Lennox Street.

Ald. Porter referred to the top dressing in Lennox St running into the gutters and holding papers and other debris. The Engineer intimated that these gutters required re-concreting and he would bring this work before the Works Committee.

4231 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re Hot-Mixing Plant.

Alderman W.P. Newnham asked if the matter of acquiring a Hot-mixing Plant had been advanced in any way.? The Engineer intimated that he would submitted a report on this matter for consideration at the next Meeting of the Works Committee.

4232 Address By Distressed Tenants Defence League.

The Deputy Mayor (Ald. T.Sheenan, J.P.) intimated that he would bring the various matters referred to by the Aldermen under the notice of the Mayor together with the matter of repairs to the footpath in Phillip St which should be completed at an early date.

The Deputy Mayor then invited Mr M.C. Smith to address the Council on behalf of the Distressed Tenants Defence League.

Mr Smith outlined the objects of the League and urged that a Public Meeting be called to urge upon the Government the necessity of providing 12/-per week Rental Allowance for all impoverished Tenants. At the conclusion of the address Ald. Fleming moved “That the request of Mr Smith on behalf of the Distressed Tenants Defence League be granted and His Worship the Mayor be requested to convene a Public Meeting to further the objects of this League.”

Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

4233 Attendance Of Ald. Simpson Of St Peters Council.

The Deputy Mayor extended a welcome to Alderman J. Simpson of the St Peters Council who was in attendance and Alderman Roberts moved “That the Council resolved into a “Committee of the Whole” for the purpose of considering a report from this Council’s Health Inspector Re premises in Wells St.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4234 Health Insp. Report Re No. 118 Wells St.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole” a report had been received from this Council’s Health Inspector (Mr J. Kirkpatrick) relative to the conditions of the family occupying a Stable at the rear of premises No. 118 Wells Street Newtown and recommending that the conditions of this family be brought under the notice of the Child Welfare Dept. A Certificate was also received from the Health Inspector (Mr J. Kirkpatrick) certifying that the same building at the rear of 118 Wells Street Newtown was in such a condition as to be unfit for human habitation or occupation and your Committee now recommends that the recommendations of this Council’s Health Officer be “Received” and adopted and carried into effect also that the premises referred to at the rear of 118 Wells St be declared by this Council as the Local Authority to be unfit for human habitation or occupation and directs that such building shall not after the expiration of 30 days from the date of notice be inhabited or occupied by any person. Ald. 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 Ald. Solomon 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 30th July 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

Tuesday the 30th of July 1935

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 30th July 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 Roberts, Solomon, F.A. Newnham, W.P. 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 Collyer moved, “That the Minutes be taken as read, and confirmed, and signed.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

4235 Late Mr J.D. Naylor.

Feeling references were made by Alderman Solomon to the death of Mr J.D. Naylor who was associated with the Newtown Branch of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn and he moved “That a letter of sympathy be forwarded to the relatives of the deceased.”

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

Correspondence

4236 Return Thanks.

Letter from Mr F.J. McDermott & Family thanking Council for kind letter of sympathy. “Received”.

4237 Central Illawarra Shire Council re-National Housing & Town Planning Council.

Letter from the Central Illawarra Shire Council asking co-operation in a request that the Federal Government co-operates with the State Government in establishing a National Housing and Town Planning Council. Alderman Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4238 E.C. Pattison re-Town Planning Matters.

Letter from E.C. Pattison covering copies of correspondence between himself and the Hon. M.J. Bruxner Acting Premier and the Hon. E.S. Spooner Minister for Local Government relative to Town Planning matters. Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this Council is in sympathy with his objective.

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4239 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”.

4240 F.M. Burke MLA. re “Housie” conducted by N.M.R.M.

Letter from F.M. Burke M.L.A – covering letter from the Hon. F.A. Chaffey Chief Secretary intimating that the permanent for “Housie Housie” conducted by the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement cannot be renewed and no good purpose would therefore be served by a Deputation from the Council on the matter.” Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” – Mr Burke be thanked for his kind interest in the matter and he be requested to interview the Hon. Chief Secretary and ask if he will carry on the work of providing green and other vegetables to the Poor & Needy which has been carried out by the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement with funds provided mainly by the “Housie Housie” operations and will issue orders for Vegatables to all Doll Recipients in Newtown in addition to the present orders of the food – and thus supply to these unfortunate people the Vegetables he now debars the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement from supplying – by his refusal to renew the “Housie Housie” permit; and further that details be furnished to Mr Burke of the quantity of Vegetables etc issued by the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement during the past six months.”

Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

4241 F.M. Burke MLA. Definite Housing Scheme and Improvements to Newtown Public School.

Further letters from F.M. Burke M.L.A. Intimating that he had placed the Council’s request relevant to adopting a definite housing scheme before the Hon. B.S.B. Stevens Premier and had also interviewed the Minister for Education (The Hon. D.H. Drummond M.L.A.) relative to the Council’s request for improvements to the Newtown Public School – and both these matters were receiving consideration. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letters be “Received” and Mr Burke be thanked for his attention to the matters mentioned.”

Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

4242 Broken Hill Council Re Rent To Property Owners.

Letter from the Broken Hill Council asking co-operation in a request to the Government to grant a rent allowance to property owners whose property is occupied by Unemployed. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this Council has already agreed to co-operate with the Moree Council in a similar request”.

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4243 Newcastle Council Re Unemployment Relief Scheme.

Letter from the Newcastle Council relative to the conditions at present governing the Unemployment Relief Scheme. As this Council had not received any ground in connection with this Scheme the letter was “Received”.

4244 Health Insps. Assn. Of N.S.W. Re Conference.

Letter from the Secretary of the Health Inspectors’ Assn of N.S.W. Intimating that the Annual Conference of the Assn. would be held during the week ending 30th of September next and inviting the attendance of the Mayor & Aldermen and also this Council’s Health Inspectors. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” – the invitation accepted with thanks – and as many as possible attend; also facilities be provided for this Council’s Health Inspectors to attend the Meetings of the Conference.”

Seconded by Ald. W.P. Newnham and carried.

4245 Adjutant Bignell Re-Collection By Salvation Army At Enmore.

Application from Adjutant Bignell – on behalf of the Marrickville Salvation Army – for permission to collect at Enmore on the 6th of September next in support of the annual “Self – Denial” Appeal.” Ald. Ryan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”.

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4246 Petersham Council Re Empire Games Carnival in 1938.

Letter from the Petersham Council asking co-operation in urging that action be taken by the Government to have the next Empire Gains Carnival in 1938 held in Sydney. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

4247 Police Dept. Re-Police Call Box On Enmore Rd. footpath Nr. Inter.With Edgeware Rd.

Letter from the Secretary of the Police Department asking permission to erect a Police Call-Box on the Enmore Rd. footpath near its intersection with Edgeware Rd. Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that the site suggested for this Police Call-Box is only about 4 Furlongs from the Newtown Police Station and is opposite the Enmore Post Office where there are Public Telephones readily accessible at all hours day and night which may be used by the In cases of emergency free of charge to ring up the Police Ambulance Fire station etc and it is sought from the standpoint of Public convenience this Police Call-Box would prove an unnecessary obstruction on the footpath – further that the Municipality of Newtown is so compact an area and is so liberally served with Public and Private Telephones that the erection of any Police Call-Boxes is not deemed a necessity.”

Seconded by Ald. Sheehan and carried.

4248 Superintendent Of Traffic re South-Bound Vehicular Traffic Along King

Street Preceding Round Traffic Officer On Newtown Bdge.

Letter from the Superintendent of Traffic intimating that Council’s request that all south-bound vehicular traffic along King Street proceed round the Traffic Officer on the Newtown Bridge when desiring to enter Bedford or Australia Sts. Newtown cannot be granted as it is neither practicable or advisable. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and Inspector Stanton be asked to meet Representatives from this Council on the Newtown Bridge on a Week Evening at 5.30pm or on Saturday Morning at 11.30am to confer regarding Council’s suggestion which is considered both practicable and safe.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

4249 M.W.S. & D. Brd. Re Board’s Operations.

Letter from the Secretary of the M.Water S. & D. Board covering report of the Board’s operations for the year ending 30th June 1935. Ald. Ryan moved “That the communications be “Received” and laid upon the table.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4250 Garland Seaborne & Abbott Re Work At Inter. King St. & Carillon Av.

Letter from Messrs. Garland Seaborne & Abbott intimating that the work of rounding-off the corner of King St. and Carillon Av. could be proceeded with the soonest Council desires. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the matter left in the Mayor’s hands for attention.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4251 Aus. Movement Against War & Fascism Re Newtown Enterprise Band.

Letter from the Secretary of the Australian Movement Against War & Fascism asking if the Council will secure the services of the Newtown Enterprise Silver Band to join in the Procession on a Sunday to be arranged. Ald. Porter moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Newtown Enterprise Band be invited to attend with the Procession in the meantime.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4252 Sir Thomas Henley Memorial Fund Re-Sub-Scriptions.

Letter from the Secretary of the Sir Thomas Henley Memorial Fund inviting subscriptions. It was resolved “That the communication be “Received” and laid upon the table.”

4253 Local Govt. Assn. of N.S.W. re Delegates For Annual Conference Assn.

Letter from the Secretary of the Local Government Assn of N.S.W. on fighting Council to nominate Delegates for the Annual Conference of the Assn. which is to commence at 10am on Tuesday the 24th of September next. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) and the Deputy Mayor (Ald. T. Sheehan J.P.) be the Delegates from this Council.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4253 Motions For Bus Paper At Annual Conference Of L.G. Assn.

It was resolved that the Delegates to the Annual Conference of the Local Govt. Assn. be requested to submit the following motions for discussion at the Annual Conference; –

1 “That the Govt. be requested to again place Dairies and Milk Vendors under the supervision and control of Municipal & Shire Councils as the present expensive system of control by a Board has resulted by discrimination and granting Licenses in the creation of Monopolies and the imposition of exorbitant fees which have been found quite unjustified by the board’s operations to date and a financial incubus that the on the supply of one of the most important necessities of life.”

2 “That the Govt. be requested to at once introduce Legislation to provide for the conversion of disused Cemeteries in congested Municipalities into Public Reserves (untrammelled by provisions for Compensation) – to be maintained as Gardens – Children’s Play grounds or some such useful Public purpose.”

4254 H. Lambert re Playing Mandolin.

Application from H Lambert for permission to play a Mandolin within this area on Saturday Mornings. Ald. Porter moved “That the application be “Received” and permission as desired be granted (until otherwise notified in writing by the Council) subject to Police approval.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4255 Mrs H.R. Butler re use of Town Hall at Charity Rates.

Letter from Mrs H.R. Butler making application for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on the 6th of September next for the purpose of holding a Juvenile Ball in aid of the funds of the Boomerang Social Club to provide “Xmas Cheer for Children of the Unemployed. Mrs Ald. Fowler moved “That the application be “Received” and granted”.

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4256 W.T. Loveday Re-Fish Stall Enmore Rd & Cambridge St.

Application from W.T. Loveday for permission to set up a Fish Stall on the foot path at side of Fay’s Hotel Enmore Rd & Cambridge St. It was Resolved “That the application be “Received” and refused as the provisions of the Pure Food Act could not be adequately complied with.”

4257 J Pybus Re Transfer From Newtown To Balmain Food Relief Depot.

Letter from J Pybus (late Manager of the Newtown Food Relief Depot) intimating that he had been transferred to the management of the Balmain Relief Depot and thanking Council for its courtesy and assistance in the past. It was resolved “That the application be “Received” and Council’s Best wishes for success in his new spare of labour be conveyed to Mr Pybus.”

4258 C Dickie Re “Housie Housie”.

Letter from C Dickie intimating that the Distressed Tenants Defence Glebe has forwarded a request to the Chief Secretary to renew the permit for the “Housie Housie” conducted by the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement. Ald. Fleming moved “That the application be “Received” and the Distressed Tenants Defence be thanked for its action in this matter.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4259 Miss Mulholland re Plans Sewing Room 2 Laura St.

Application from Miss Mulholland for Council’s approval of Plans of Sewing Room at the rear of No. 2 Laura Street. Mrs Alderman Fowler moved “That the application be “Received” and granted provided this room is erected in accordance with the Plans submitted.”

Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

4260 N.M.R.M. Re Report For June 1935.

Letter from the Hon. Secretary of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement giving an account of its activities for the month of June 1935. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and this Council congratulate the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement on the success attending its very useful work during the past month.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

Reports

4261 Finance Com. 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 30th instant as contained on folios 269/70 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which recommended the payment of Accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting to                                                                                       £1670-14-8 and

payment of Accounts passed that Evening                                         £1580-13-4

Total payments from the General Fund since last Meeting               £3251-8-0.

The Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was also submitted and disclosed a Credit Balance of £15,143.0.2.

It was further recommended (a) That the sum of £9,381-4-0 be now voted from the General Fund in accordance with Clause 16 of the Ordinance 26 to carry out the works set forth on folios 269/70 of the Committee’s Report Book.

(b) That the amount of £87.0.10 be “Written Back” to adjust the Stores & Materials Account for the period ending 30th of June 1935 in accordance with details on folio 270 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book.

(c) That the Benevolent Society of N.S.W. Be informed that it is regretted that the Council is unable to make a donation for the current year.

Ald. Solomon 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.

4262 Report Re Establishment Of Postal Agency In King Street South.

The Town Clerk submitted a report of a Deputation which waited upon the Deputy Director of Posts & Telegraphs on the 23rd instant re-establishing a Postal Agency in King St. South in the vicinity of the St Peters Railway Bridge and a subsequent Meeting on Friday the 26th instant when the locality was inspected and it was decided that just self of Alice Street would be the most central and convenient situation for a Non-Official Post Office. The Department asked for suggestions as to the name of this Post Office. It was Resolved “That the report be “Received” and the following names be suggested in that their order of preference. 1. “South Newtown” 2.” Camdenville” 3 Alice Street.”

4263 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was “Received”. A further report was submitted by the Engineer relative to the conversion of premises Nos. 27/33 Wilson St. Newtown into 8 Flats. It was Resolved “That the report be “Received” and considered in “Committee of the Whole Council” at a later stage of the Meeting.”

4264 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios100/1 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book.

Ald. Roberts moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” and adopted – the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted and all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

Questions Without Notice

4265 Ald. Roberts Read Lighting At Rear Rising Sun Garage.

Under this heading Ald. Roberts drew attention to the need for improved lighting in the Right of Way at the rear of the Rising Sun Service Station King & Norfolk Sts. And it was resolved that the Works Committee inspect the locality at its next meeting.

4266 Ald. Porter Re Lopping of Branches King St. & Carillon Av.

Ald. Porter drew attention to the need for lopping branches of trees hanging over the foot path at the corner of King Street and Carillon Av.

4267 Ald. Sheehan Re Lighting at Intersection of King St. & Carillon Av.

Ald. Sheehan called attention to the need for improved lighting at the intersection of King St. and Enmore Rd. and also shadows thrown along the kerb by adjacent lights at the intersection of Albemarle St. with Regent and Denison Sts. (and further called attention) to the need for repairs to the footpath in Hopetoun St. and the Carriageways of Albemarle St. and Gladstone St. where openings have been made for Water Services etc.

4268 Ald. Porter Re Top dressing Lennox St. between Church & Eliza Sts.

Ald. Porter drew attention to the unsatisfactory nature of the top dressing in Lennox St. between Church & Eliza Streets.

4269 Ald. Ryan Re Town Hall Plans.

Ald. Ryan asked when the Town Hall Plans would be ready and the seats placed in Australia St. by the side of the Town Hall? The Mayor intimated that the Plans of the Town Hall improvements would be submitted at the next Meeting of the Works Committee and the seats in Australia St. had been placed in position that day.

4270 Ald. Collyer Re Cleanliness Of Streets & Lanes.

Ald. Collyer suggested that a campaign could with advantage be entered upon – to educate Residents in the preservation of cleanliness of Streets and Lanes.

4271 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re 2 New Motor Lorries.

Ald. W.P. Newnham asked if the 2 new Motor Lorries recently purchased were giving satisfaction? The Engineer replied in the affirmative and said he would supply fuller information later.

4272 Report Re Gas & Electricity Joint Committee.

His Worship the Mayor intimated that the various matters mentioned by the Aldermen would receive his attention – and submitted a report of a further meeting of the Gas & Electricity Joint Committee which was held on the 30th instant it was the intention of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. to reduce the cost of Public Street Lighting as follows; – 40 C.P. Lights would be increased to 50 C.P. and the price reduced from £3/2/6 to £2/15/-per lamp. 60 C.P. Lights would be increased to 80 C.P. And the price reduced from £3/10/- to £3/7/6 per lamp. The cost of 250 C.P. Lights would be reduced from £8 to £6/10/-. The saving to the Council would be £123 per annum.

Ald. Roberts moved “That the Mayor’s Report be “Received” and adopted.” Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

4273 Plans 27/33 Wilson St.

Ald. Roberts moved “That the Council do now resolve into “Committee of the Whole Council” for the purpose of considering – (a) Plans & Specifications submitted for the conversion of premises Nos. 27/33 Wilson St. into 8 Flats.

(b) Report re No. 41 Wells St. – (c) Deposit on Tenders for Blue Metal and Cement.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4274 Report Re 41 Wells St.

upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole” Plans & Specifications had been considered for the conversion of premises Nos. 27/23 Wilson Street into 8 Flats together with Engineer’s Report re No. 41 Wells St. – and Fixing Deposits for Blue Metal and Cement Tenders and your Committee now recommends

  1. That the Plans & Specifications be approved subject to 4 Laundries been provided for the 8 Flats to the full satisfaction of this Council’s Building Inspector and Building Ordinances; further as the exterior end walls of these existing buildings have no window openings therein they may be allowed to remain erected on the sidelines of the allotments on which these buildings stand as no harm would accrue.
  2. With reference to premises No. 41 Wells St Newtown your Committee recommends that the Owner be notified to vacate these premises until they have been completed in full accordance with the Plans & Specifications approved by this Council.
  3. That the amount to be submitted to deposit with each Tender for the supply of Blue Metal and Cement be the sum of £10.

 

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. 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 13th August 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

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