Tuesday 13th day of August 1935.

Minutes of a Meeting of the Council (duly convened) held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 13th day of August 1935 at 7.30pm.

Present

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

Apology

An Apology was received and accepted from Alderman F.A. Newnham LL.B.

4265 Addressed by Insp Miller Re Enmore & Edgeware Rds. Police Call-Box.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) introduced Police Inspector Miller who was in attendance to explain the importance of Council’s permission for the erection of the Police Call-Box at the intersection of Enmore & Edgeware Rds as requested by letter at the last meeting of Council. After hearing Inspector Miller Ald. Roberts gave notice that he would move at the next Meeting of Council “That the previous Resolution be rescinded with a view to granting the necessary permission.”

4266 Late Mr. R. McGrath.

Ald. Dunshea referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr Richard McGrath of 36 St Mary St. Newtown.

4267 Late Mr J. Phillips.

Ald. Ryan also referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr John Phillips of 6 Gibbes St. and

4268 Late Ald. F. Dick and Mrs. M. Leamy.

Alderman Solomon mentioned the deaths of Ald. F. Dick J.P. of the Glebe Council and Mrs Mary Leamy of 112 Wilson Street 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

4269 Return Thanks.

Letter from Mrs L Naylor and J Lean thanking Council for kind letters of sympathy.

“Received”.

4270 Electricity Supply Joint Committee Re Reduction In Charges For Street Lighting.

Letter from the Secretary of the Electricity Supply Joint Committee notifying a reduction in charges for Street lighting. A similar letter was received from the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. intimating that such reduced charges would become effective as from the 1st August 1935. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letters be “Received”.

Seconded by Alderman inform Solomon who referred to a breakdown in the supply of electricity to this Municipality which occurred between 4 and 5p.m. on the 5th instant. The Mayor said he would make enquiries regarding this matter on the motion was declared carried.

4271 Katoomba Council Re Annual Conference of Local Govt. Assn. of N.S.W.

Letter from the Katoomba Council suggesting that the Annual Local Government Conference in 1936 be held in Katoomba. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this Council had already decided in favor of Grafton as the Meeting Place for the Conference in the year 1936.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4272 Marrickville Council Re Deputation To Com For Main Roads.

Letter from the Marrickville Council intimating that a Deputation would wait upon the Commissioner for Main Roads on Tuesday the 20th instant to ask that May St. Unwins Bridge Rd. and Bayview Road be declared a Secondary Road under the provisions of the Main Roads Act and inviting the attendance of Representatives from this Council. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and as many as possible attend.”

Seconded by Ald. Ryan and carried.

4273 Randwick Council Re Relief To Ratepayers In Financial Difficulties.

Letter from the Randwick Council asking co-operation in an endeavour to induce the State Government to grant relief to the extent of 50% on all Rates overdue by Ratepayers in financial difficulties. “Received”.

4274 F.M. Burke & R.D. Gorman MsLA. Re “Housie Permit (b) Improvements To Newtown Public School.

Letters per favour of F.M Burke and R.D. Gorman Ms L.A. (a) intimating that the permanent for the Housie Housie conducted by the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement cannot be renewed and the matter of continuing the supply of Vegetables to the Unemployed in this Municipality will be referred to the Hon. H.M. Hawkins Asst Chief Secretary.”

(b) Intimating that the matter of improvements to the Newtown Public School was receiving consideration when the decision was arrived at the Council would be immediately advised.

Ald. Porter moved “That the letters be “Received” and the Members of the Parliament be thanked for their attention to these matters.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4275 D. Ross Re use Of The Hall at Charity Rates for Camperdown Branch Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn.

Letter from D Ross making application on behalf of the Camperdown Branch of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn. for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on the 10th September next for the purpose of holding a Eureka Party & Dance in aid of the Association funds. Ald. Fleming moved that the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4276 W. Vandine Re Invalid’s Chair.

Letter from W. Vandine thanking Council for its assistance in securing a comfortable Invalid’s Chair which he found to be very great boon in his affliction. “Received”.

4277 Newnes Development Advancement League re Fighting Fund.

Letter from the Newnes Development Advancement League asking co-operation in an effort to induce the Government to develop the Shale Oil Industry at Newnes and soliciting a donation of £5 towards the fighting fund. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” co-operation as desired be granted and the sum of £5 be donated.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts Amendment moved by Ald. Sheehan seconded by Ald. Collyer “That the letter be “Received” and referred to the Finance Committee for consideration and report.” The voting being in favour of the amendment it was then submitted as the substantive motion and declared carried.

4278 Distressed Tenants Defence League re Rally.

Letter from the Secretary of the Distressed Tenants Defence League Newtown Branch asking for the use of Hollis Park on the afternoon of Sunday the 8th of September next for the purpose of holding a Rally to advocate the granting of a rent allowance to all impoverished Tenants and inviting the Members of the Council to be present. Ald. Fleming moved “That the application be “Received” and permission be granted for the use of Hollis Park on the 8th prox. and as many of the Members of the Council as can make it convenient to attend the Rally.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4279 Police Dept. re “Keep to the Left” Signs.

Letter from the Police Dept. Intimating that Council’s request for “Keep to the Left” Signs to be erected in King St. at the St Peters Railway Bridge has been referred to the Commissioner for Road Transport for consideration.

“Received”.

4280 Enmore A.L.P. re Use of Hall At Charity Rates.

Letter from Alderman W.P. Newnham J.P. making application on behalf of the Enmore Branch of the A.L.P. for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates that the purpose of holding a dance on the 1st of October next. Ald. Sheehan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4281 Claude Neon Lights Ltd. Re-Sign Over Roof 1a. Brown.

Application from Claude Neon Lights Ltd. For permission to erect a Neon Electric Sign over the roof of premises 1a Brown St. Newtown. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the application be “Received” and granted subject to full compliance with Ordinance 55 governing the erection of signs.”

4282 P.R. King Re Council’s Disused Road Roller.

Letter from P.R. King offering the sum of £75 for Council’s disused Road Roller. It was resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that Council will accept the sum of £100 Cash for this Roller.”

4283 Perpetual Trustee Co. Re-Improvements to Nos 23/51 Georgina St.

Letter from the Perpetual Trustee Co. asking for an extension of time on which to submit Plans and suggestions for improvements to premises Nos 23/51 Georgina Street Newtown. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the application be “Received” and granted”.

4284 E.L. & P.S. Corpn. Ltd. Re-Subdivision Plan Of Land in Metropolitan Rd.

Letter from the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd. Making application for approval of amended Subdivision Plan of land in Metropolitan Rd. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the application be “Received” and granted”.

4285 Fox Bros. Re Circus 436/444 King St.

Application from Fox Bros. For permission to hold a Circus on vacant land at 436/444 King Street Newtown. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted provided the grounds are maintained and left free from all manure and debris and no nuisance whatever is caused whilst the Circus remains on the land.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4286 Lane Cove Council Re Annual Conference L.G. Assn.

Letter from the Lane Cove Council suggesting that the Local Government Assn. should divide its annual conference into two sections viz; one to consist of Metropolitan Councils – and the other Country Councils. “Received”.

4287 N.M.R.M. Re Further Supply Of Woodblocks.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement asking that a further Supply of wood blocks be made available to the Unemployed of Newtown. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” and the request complied with.”

Seconded by Ald. Porter and carried.

4288 Director Of Education Re Rededication of Portion Of Elizabeth St.

Letter from the Director of Education asking if Council will accept a re-dedication of portion of Elizabeth St. and portion of Sarah Square westerly. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that the Council is willing (without prejudice to its Right Title and Interest to the land in question) to accept the re- dedication of the land in question provided the portion of Sarah Square West of Elizabeth St. is placed under the Council’s control in perpetuity and no costs are incurred by the Newtown Council in such re-dedication.”

4289 Petition Re-Heavy Traffic In Marion St.

A petition was received from M.V. & L.B. O’Hara-Horan and 120 Co-Petitioners asking that all heavy traffic be prohibited from Marian St. It was Resolved “That the Petition be “Received” and referred to this Council’s Works Committee for consideration and report. In the meantime the heavy traffic to and from Hardman’s Biscuit Factory be diverted from Marian St. via Edgeware Rd. and Sarah St.”

Reports

4290 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 12th inst. As contained on folios 354/5 of the Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 18 incl. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the works Committee’s Report be “Received” and its recommendations considered seriatim.”

Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

Upon recommendation No. 1 being submitted Alderman Ryan moved “That each Alderman be supplied with particulars of tenancies in the Terrace Nos. 1 to 8 Warren Ball Avenue with the amount of rates payable etc.”

Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

After all Recommendations were considered seriatim Ald. Roberts moved “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

4291 Stewart & Cadogan Re-Ordered Of Council’s Books & Accounts.

Messrs. Stewart & Cadogan Chartered Accountants & Public Auditors submitted a report certifying to the correctness of the Council’s Accounts for the half year ending 30th of June 1935. Ald. Roberts moved “That the Auditors Report be “Received” and the Council’s Staff congratulated on the accuracy of its work during the past half year.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4292 Engineer’s Report.

The Engineer submitted his report of works completed or in progress during the past fortnight which was “Received”. It was Resolved to consider the Addendums to the Engineer’s Report in “Committee of the Whole” Council at a later stage of the Meeting.

4293 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 100/2 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Fleming moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” – the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted – and the recommendations in paragraph 4 and 5 be carried into effect.” Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

4294 Closing Order 46 Phillip St.

The Health Inspector submitted a further report certifying that house known as No. 46 Phillip St Newtown is in such a condition from structural and sanitary defects that by virtue of the power conferred under Section 16 of the Public Health Amendment Act 1915 it was recommended that a “Closing Order” be issued against the said house declaring it unfit for human habitation or occupation and directing that such house shall not after the expiration of 30 days be inhabited or occupied by any person unless the repairs and alteration set forth in the Certificate now submitted are carried into effect so as to render such house fit for human habitation or occupation – to the satisfaction of the Local Authority. Ald. Fleming moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report re No. 46 Phillip St. Newtown be “Received” and adopted and this Council as the Local Authority now declares (on the information contained in the Health Inspector’s Certificate) that No.46 Phillip Street Newtown is unfit for human habitation or occupation and shall not after the expiration of 30 days from date of notice be inhabited or occupied by any person unless the repairs and alteration set forth in the Certificate made in the said house.”

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

Questions Without Notice.

4295 Ald. Solomon Re-Conversation of Newtown Camperdown Cemetery Into Public Reserve.

Under this heading Alderman Solomon intimated that he noticed in the Daily Press that arrangements have been made for a Deputation from the Leichhardt to wait upon the Hon. E.A. Buttenshaw Minister for Plans to urge that the necessary Legislation be introduced to convert the old Balmain Cemetery into a public Reserve and Playground for Children. As this Council’s objective regarding the old Newtown-Camperdown Cemetery is identical he moved “That the Member of Parliament for this District be asked if he will kindly obtain the Minister’s consent that this Council to be represented on the Deputation as we are very anxious to “Push on” with the conversion of the Newtown Camperdown Cemetery into a public Reserve.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4296 Ald. Sheehan Re-Guard Rail Opp Phillip St. Entrance To Subway.

Alderman Sheehan asked that a guard-rail be placed opposite the Phillip Street entrance to the Subway similar to the one proposed at the Bedford St. Entrance.

The Mayor said he would instruct the Engineer to carry out this work.

4297 Ald. Sheehan Re-Motion for B.P. At Annual Conference Of L.G. Assn.of NSW.

Ald. Sheehan moved that the following motions be placed on the Business Paper for consideration at the ensuing Conference of the Local Government Assn. of N.S.W. viz;

“That the hours of labour for all Municipal Employees shall not exceed 40 hours per week”.

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4298 Ald. Ryan Re-Letter to M.R. Dept. Re Signs In King St. Nr St Georges Hall.

Alderman Ryan asked that a letter be forwarded to the Main Roads Dept. Asked that special signs or lights be erected to warn Vehicular traffic of the danger at the bend between the St Georges Hall and the Congregational Church.

4299 Ald. Sheehan Re-Barbed Wire For Boundary Fences.

Ald. Sheehan asked if the Council had agreed to pay for Barbed-wire to be used by the Railway Dept. for making safe the boundary fences etc.? The Mayor replied in the negative.

4300 Engineer’s Report re 2 New Motor Lorries.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole” a report had been received from the Engineer relative to the two new Motor Lorries purchase by the Council which disclose that the “Bedford” Truck running cost was 1/1.3 per mile and the “Ford V8 Truck running cost was 1/3.9 per mile. Your Committee recommends that the report be “Received”.

4301 Engineer’s Report re-Staff.

A further report was received from the Engineer giving details of the names duties and Wages paid to each Member of his Staff. Subject to the statements in such report regarding Alderman F.A. Newnham and (a) Surveys of King St. (b) Personal interest of the Engineer in retaining the services of W Martin being deleted. Your Committee recommends that the Engineer’s Report be “Received” and adopted.

4302 Pilfering Of Woodblocks From Incinerator.

A report was also considered relative to M. Clancy a Fireman at the Incinerator having taken Woodblocks from the Incinerator Depot without Council’s permission. Your Committee recommends that M.Clancy be informed that the Council considers his offence a very serious one for which he is severely reprimanded any further pilfering of this Council’s property will be met by his instant dismissal; – further that Notices be exhibited at the Council’s Depots that pilfering of Council’s property will be met by the instant dismissal of the offending Employee.

Your Committee recommends that the following works be constructed on concrete (a) Crossing Wells Street and Pearl Lane (b) Northern gutter Wells St-Pearl St. to Pearl Lane (c) Eastern gutter of Pearl Lane – Wells Street to Dixon Lane at an estimated cost of £35.

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 27th day of August at 7.30pm.

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

 

Tuesday 27th day of August 1935.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown (duly convened) held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 27th day of August 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 W. P. Newnham, Solomon, Roberts, 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 Ald. W. P. Newnham and carried.

4303 Late Mr & Mrs J.R. Williamson. Late Mrs. N. Smith.

Alderman W.P. Newnham referred in feeling terms to the deaths of Mr & Mrs James R. Williamson of 3 Ferndale Street Newtown whose deaths occurred at a very brief interval and two were held in high esteem by very large circle of friends. Alderman F.A. Newnham made a similar reference to the death of Mrs N. Smith of Cardigan St. the Mother of Mrs Morris. Josef 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.

4304 Return Thanks.

Letters from Mrs A. Roberts & Family – and Mrs M. Phillips thanking Council for kind letters of sympathy. “Received.”

4305 Bankstown Council Re-Old Age Pensioners.

Letter from the Bankstown Council asking co-operation in a request to the Government that the Law be amended to provide that the specified age that the receipt of Old Age Pensions by Males shall be 60 years instead of 65 as at present. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4306 P.M.G. Dept. re-Half Length Phone Cabinet.

Letter from the P.M.G. Department submitting Sketch Plan of propose site of Half-Length Telephone Cabinet to be erected in Pemell St. near Simmons St. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the position as shown on the plan be approved by this Council.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4307 Manly Council re-Rate On U.C.V. For Technical Education.

Letter from the Manly Council asking co-operation in a protest against the levying of a Municipal Rate on the Unimproved Capital Value of all land as a method of financing the Government’s proposed scheme for the extension of Technical Education.   Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4308 Balmain Council re-Charges For Postage.

Letter from the Balmain Council asking co-operation in an effort to secure a reduction in the present charges for postage. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received”.

Seconded by Alderman Fleming.

Amendment moved by Alderman F.A. Newnham “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Mrs Alderman Fowler and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

4309 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”.

4310 M.W.S. & D. Brd. Re Water Main In Watkin Street.

Letter from the Secretary of the M.Water. S & D. Board intimating that the Board would be prepared to renew the Water Main in Watkin St. Between King & Wilson Sts. when the Carriageway of Watkins St. is being constructed. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received”.

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4311 Minister For Lands Re-Old & Disused Cemeteries.

Letter from the Hon. E.A. Buttenshaw M.L.A. Minister for Lands per favour of F. M. Burke M.L.A. intimating that he is preparing an appropriate measure to deal with old and disused Cemeteries. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” Mr Burke thanked for his attention to this matter and asked to arrange for a Deputation from this Council to wait upon Mr Buttenshaw when convenient.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4312 Lidcombe Council Re Over-Crowding Of Trains On Main Suburban Line.

Letter from the Lidcombe Council asking co-operation in a protest to the Railway Commissioners against the overcrowding of trains on the main suburban line during peak hours. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received”.

Seconded by Ald. Ryan.

Amendment moved by Alderman Sheehan “That the application be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted”.

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea.

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

4313 J.S. Garden M.H.R. Re Post Office Agency At King St. South.

Letter per favour of J. S. Garden M.H.R. and intimating that a Post Office Agency with full postal facilities would be opened the business at the premises of Mr K.H. Newman 519 King Street Newtown (near Alice Street) on the 1st of October next. Ald. Ryan moved “That the letter be “Received” and Mr Garden be thanked for his prompt and successful attention to the Council’s request”.

Seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

4314 C.J. Dunn Re Vehicles In Enmore Rd.

Letter from C.J. Dunn protesting against the parking of vehicles in Enmore Rd in the vicinity of the Enmore Picture Theatre. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received”.

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham.

Alderman Dunshea moved as an amendment “That the letter be “Received” and the writer informed that this matter has already received and Council’s attention and being dealt with in a satisfactory manner by the Police.”

Seconded by Alderman Porter (Pro forma) and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

4315 H. Brewer Re Benefit For Mr. J. Dever.

Letter from H. Brewer making application for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on Monday the 23rd of September next the purpose of holding a Benefit Dance for the Widow & family of the late Mr J. Dever. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Porter and carried.

4316 Newtown Encampment No. 5. I.O.O.F. Re Discontinuance Of Use Of Town Hall.

Letter from V. Sergeant intimating that the Newtown Encampment No. 5 I.O.O.F. Would not require the Town Hall for its Meetings after the 10th prox. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” with regret and the Newtown Encampment No. 5. I.O.O.F. be thanked for its patronage in the past.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4317 E.L. & P.S. Corp. Ltd. Re New Mercury Discharge Lamps.

Letter from the Chief Engineer of the Electric Light & Power Supply Corpn. Ltd intimating that the four (4) new Mercury Discharge Lamps will be erected on the Newtown Bridge on or about the 10th or 11th prox. “Received”.

4318 A. Gas. Co. Re Supply Of Coke To the N.M.R.M.

Letter from the General Manager of the Australian Gas Light Co. Intimating that the weekly supply of Coke donated to the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement would be discontinued this Season after the 31st inst. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the Company thanked for its generous gift of Coke during the Winter Months.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4319 Chamber Magistrate Re-Revision Court.

Letter from the Chamber Magistrate intimating that the Revision Court for the purpose of revising the lists of electors of the Municipality of Newtown would be held at the Court House Australia Street Newtown on the 2nd of October next at 10a.m. “Received”.

4320 Transport Dept. Re “Keep To The Left” Signs.

Letter from the Transport Dept intimating that two “Keep to the Left” Signs will be erected on the St Peters Railway Bridge as requested by the Council for the guidance and safety of vehicular traffic. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” and the writer thanked.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4321 D. Ross Re Old Age & Invalid Pens. Euchre Party & Dance.

Letter from D. Ross inviting the Members of the Council to attend a Euchre Party & Dance being held by the Camperdown Branch of the Old Age & Invalid Pensioners Assn. on the 17th prox. in the Town Hall Newtown.

Ald. Dunshea moved “That the invitation be “Received” – accepted with thanks – and as many as possible attend.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4322 Neon Signs (A’sia) Ltd. Re Neo Sign in Front of 242 King St.

Letter from the Manager of Neon Signs (A’sia) Ltd. Making application for permission to erect a Neon Sign in front of No. 242 King Street Newtown on a strong iron bracket. Ald. Ryan moved “That the application be “Received” and granted subject to a full compliance with the provisions of Ordinance No. 55.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4323 Balranald Council Re Relief Workers.

Letter from Balranald Council asking cooperation with a view to making persons under 21 years of age eligible for Emergency Relief Works where they are capable of performing such work.

“Received”.

4324 Aus. Movement Against War & Fascism Re Withdrawal Of Italian Troops From Abyssinia.

Letter from the Australian Movement Against War & Fascism asking that the letters be forwarded to the Consul-General for Italy demanding the immediate withdrawal of all Italian Troops and War Machinery etc from the areas adjacent to Abyssinia and also to J. Garden M.H.R. asking him to urge that the Federal Government cable the British Government insisting that immediate steps be taken to apply League sanctions to the present War situation and close the Suez Canal to Italian Shipping and remove the arms embargo on the munitions of War to Abyssinia should Italy fail to comply with the before mentioned demands. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received”.

Seconded by Alderman W. P. Newnham.

Alderman F.A. Newnham moved as an amendment “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea.

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

Reports.

4325 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 27th instant as contained on folios 271/3 of the Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 7 incl. which recommended the confirmation of accounts paid under Votes of Appropriation amounting to                     £1612.4.6 and payment of Accounts passed that Evening                                                £1066.5.2

Total payments from the General Fund since last Meeting               £2678.9.8

The Monthly Financial Statement of the General Fund was also submitted and disclosed a Credit Balance of              £12,875.11.9.

It was further recommended (a). That the sum of £3,064.10.0 be voted from the General Fund in accordance with Clause 16 of Ordinance 26 to carry out the works set forth on folios 271/2 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book.

(b) That cooperation be granted to the Newnes Development Advancement League to assist in the development of the Shale Oil Industry at Newnes and the sum of £5 be granted to the “Fighting Fund”.

(c) That the Owner of property Assessment No. 271 Camden Ward be allowed to reduction of £2 in the Interest Charged during the past 5 years on account of this unemployment and such sum of £2 be “Written off” the Rate Book.

(d) That the offer of £300 for land the corner of King St. and Missenden Rd. be declined.

(e) That the letter from the Chief Secretary’s Dept. suggesting the amalgamation of the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement – Newtown Citizens Aid Society – and the Newtown Welfare League be “Received” but as the activities of these Societies are not identical the Chief Secretary be requested to allow the Newtown Citizens Eight Society and the Newtown Welfare League to amalgamate and remain a “Separate Body” until the funds of these organisations are exhausted – and the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement to continue its activities independently.

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 Ald. W.P. Newnham and carried.

4326 Deputation to Comr. For Main Roads re Declaring Bayview Rd. Unwins Bdge Rd. and May Street a “Secondary Road”.

The Town Clerk submitted a report of a Deputation which waited upon the Commissioner for Main Roads from the Marrickville Canterbury St Peters and Newtown Councils to ask that Bayview Rd. – Unwins Bridge Rd. – and May St. be declared a “Secondary Road” under the provisions of the Main Roads Act when the Commissioner said he could hold out no hope of this request been granted as the roads in question ran parallel to the Princes’ Highway which had been widened at a very heavy cost and which had never yet been overtaxed by traffic. Ald. Fleming moved “That the Report be “Received” and Alderman Ryan be thanked for his attendance with the Deputation.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4327 Engineer’s Report.

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

4328 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 103/4 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” the applications mentioned in paragraph 6 be granted and the recommendations contained in paragraphs 4, 5, and 7 be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

Motions Pursuant To Notice.

4329 Ald. Roberts Re Police Call Box On Enmore Road Footpath.

Ald. Roberts Moved:-

1 “That the Resolution passed by the Council on the 30th of July 1935 refusing permission to erect a Police Call Box 3ft. x 3ft. on Enmore Rd. footpath near Edgeware Rd. be and is hereby rescinded.” (This Recision Motion was signed was by Aldermen Roberts Solomon and Fleming.)

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

2 “That the request of the Police Department to erect a Police Call Box 3ft. x 3ft. on the Enmore Road footpath near Edgeware Rd. be granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Solomon.

Alderman F.A. Newnham moved as an amendment “That the request of the Police Dept. to erect a Police Call Box 3ft. x 3ft. at Enmore be granted provided such box is erected on the Edgeware Road footpath close to the Western kerb line say 15 yards south of the northerly prolongation of the building line of Enmore Rd.”

Seconded by Mrs Ald. Fowler and lost.

Alderman Roberts then (by consent) added the following addendum to this motion “And the Mayor confer with the Inspector of Police with a view to having such Police Call Box erected on the Edgeware Road footpath in lieu of “Enmore Road” and with this addendum the motion was submitted and declared carried.

Alderman F.A. Newnham T. Sheehan and W.P. Newnham asked that their votes be recorded in the negative.

Questions Without Notice.

4324 Ald. Solomon Re-Staff Matters.

Alderman Solomon moved “That the Council resolved into “Committee of the Whole” at a later stage of the Meeting to discuss Staff matters.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

4325 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re Heavy Loads Being Convey Along Marian St.

Alderman W.P. Newnham mention that heavy loads were still being conveyed along Marion St. and Alderman Ryan moved “That signs be placed – intimating that Marion St. was closed to heavy traffic.”

Seconded by Alderman Sheehan and carried.

4326 Ald. Porter Re Kerb & Guttering In Church St.

Alderman Porter asked that the Works Committee inspect the kerb and guttering in Church St. at the entrance to the Cemetery.

4327 Mrs Ald. Fowler Re Thomas St.

Mrs Alderman Fowler asked that the Works Committee inspect Thomas St. at the rear of the Newtown Markets.

4328 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re Phillip Street Footpath.

Alderman W.P. Newnham asked that the reconstruction of the Phillip St. footpath be preceeded with as early as possible.

4329 Ald. Sheehan Re Correspondence On Business Paper.

Alderman Sheehan asked if the full gist of the correspondence could be placed on the Business Paper.? The Mayor intimated that not only would this entail a great deal of extra work but letters were often received after the Business Paper had been issued. – The Town Clerk would however be pleased to submit any correspondence in which the Aldermen were interest prior to the Meeting.

4330 Alderman Dunshea Re Proposed Alterations To Town Hall.

Alderman Dunshea asked when the Plans of proposed Alterations to the Town Hall would be ready.? The Mayor intimated that these Plans would be submitted at the next Meeting of the Works Committee – to be reported on to the Council.

4331 Ald. Solomon Re “Committee Of Whole” Re Staff Matters.

Alderman Solomon moved “That the Council do now resolve into “Committee of the Whole” that the purpose of considering Staff matters.”

Seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4332 Pilfering Of Council’s Property.

Upon resuming Council it was reported that while in “Committee of the Whole” the matter of removing the Notices regarding pilfering of Council’s property recently placed in Council’s depots was considered and your Committee now recommends that the Council’s previous instructions in this matter be adhered to.

It was resolved “That the Report of the Committee of the Whole Council be “Received” and adopted.

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 10th September 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

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