Tuesday the 10th September 1935.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Town Hall Newtown on Tuesday the 10th of September 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, Collyer, Dunshea, Fleming, W.P. Newnham, F.A. Newnham and Porter.

Apology.

An apology was received and accepted from Alderman Ryan.

Minutes

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

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4333 Alderman Solomon Re Late Mr. S. O’Malley.

4334 Late Ald. P. Mahon Of Randwick Council.

Ald. Solomon referred in feeling terms to the deaths of Mr Stanley O’Malley of 81 Church St. and Mr. William Lingard of 54 Linthorpe St. – both old and highly esteemed residence of our Municipality and Aldermen Sheehan mentioned that very sad demise of the late Alderman Patrick Mahon of the Randwick Council who held such a distinguished position in the Religious Civic and Industrial life of our State 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.

4335 Return Thanks.

Letters from H. McGrath – the family of the late Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Williamson and Mr. A. Leamy & Family thanking Council for the kind letters of sympathy. “Received”.

4336 Supt. Of Traffic Re South-Bound Vehicular Traffic Along King St.

Letter from the Superintendent of Traffic intimating that Council’s request that all south-bound vehicular traffic along King Street Newtown proceed around the Traffic Officer on the Newtown Bridge when desiring to enter Bedford or Australia St. Newtown cannot be granted. “Received”

4337 J.S. Garden. M.H.R. Re Eligible Age For Pensioners.

Letter from J.S. Garden M.H.R. and intimating that he will do all he can to give effect to Council’s request that Males shall be eligible to receive the Pension at 60 years instead of 65 as at present. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and Mr. Garden be thanked for his kind attention to this matter.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

4338 Erskineville Council Re “Housie Housie” Etc.

Letter from the Erskineville Council asking co-operation in an effort to have the Lotteries & Art Unions Act amended so as to give Councils the right to run a “Housie Housie” with Fancy Fare when it is strictly on behalf of Charity within its area. Ald. Solomon moved “That the letter be “Received” co-operation as desired granted – and a letter forwarded to the Hon B.S.B. Stevens M.L.A. Premier as requested.”

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

4339 Italian Consul Re Troops In Abyssinia.

Letter from the Italian Consul acknowledging Council’s request re-the immediate withdrawal of all troops etc. from Abyssinia.

“Received”.

4340 Picton Lakes Village T.B. Settlement Re Annual Meeting.

Letter from the Secretary of the Picton Lakes Village T.B. Settlement inviting the Members of the Council to attend the Annual Meeting to be held on Saturday the 5th of October next at 2.30pm at the Village Settlement. Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and as many as possible attend.”

Seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4341 F.M. Burke M.L.A. Re Shale Oil Industry At Newnes.

Letter from F.M. Burke M.L.A. intimating that he will have pleasure in supporting Council’s request to urge upon the Government the development of the Shale Oil Industry at Newnes and other parts of this State. Ald. Fleming moved “That the letter be “Received” and Mr. Burke be thanked for his attention to this matter.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4342 Soldiers’ Poppy Day Appeal Re Permission To Sell Poppies.

Letter from the Secretary of the Soldiers’ Poppy Day Appeal and asking permission to sell Poppies and Buttons within this area on Friday the 8th of November next on behalf of the R.S. & S.I.L. of Aus. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted and the writer to be asked to furnish a copy of the last Balance Sheet Showing the amount collected and the method of its distribution.”

Seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4343 Railway Dept. Re Overcrowding Of Trains On Main Suburban Line.

Letter from the Secretary of the Railway Dept. intimating that Council’s representations relative to the overcrowding of Trains on the Main Suburban Line during peak hours will have consideration. “Received”.

4344 Assn. Of Local Govt. Clerks Re Annual Conference.

Letter from the Secretary of the Association of Local Govt. Clerks inviting the Members of the Council to attend the Annual Conference to be held from the 15th to 18th of October next and also asking if Council will permit its Offices to attend the Conference. Ald. Roberts moved “That the letter be “Received” – the invitation accepted with thanks – and the Offices of the Council be granted facilities to attend the Annual Conference.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4345 Deputy Director Of Posts & Telegraphs Re Newtown South Post Office.

Letter from V.E. Butler Deputy Director of Post & Telegraph thanking Council for letter of appreciation in connection with the establishment of the Non-Official Post Office at Newtown South. “Received”.

4346 Sydney City Mission Re Annual Street Collection.

Letter from the Secretary of the Sydney City Mission covering copy of Balance Sheet and asking permission to make the Annual Street Collection within this area on Friday and Saturday the 25th and 26th of October next. Ald. Porter moved “That the letter be “Received” and the request complied with.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4347 W. Gibson J.P. Re Dance For Camperdown Ranges Vigoro Club.

Letter from W. Gibson J.P. asking for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates for the purpose of holding a Dance in aid of the funds of the Camperdown Ranges Vigoro Club and to present the Trophies. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the letter be “Received” and the request complied with.”

Seconded by Alderman F.A. Newnham and carried.

4348 Bankstown Council Re Exemption Of Old Age & Invalid Pens. from Payment Of Municipal & Sanitary Rates.

Letter from the Bankstown Council asking co-operation in an effort to secure the amendment of the Local Govt. Act to provide for the exemption of Old Age & Invalid Pensioners from payment of Municipal & Sanitary Rates. Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the letter be “Received” and co-operation as desired be granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea.

Amendment moved by Ald. W.P. Newnham “That the letter be “Received”.

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and lost.

The original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

4349 Distressed Tenants Defence League Re Dance To Procure Cricket Kit.

Letter from the Secretary of the Distressed Tenants Defence League making application for the use of the Town Hall at Charity Rates on the 26th instant for the purpose of holding a Euchre Party & Dance to raise funds to procure a Cricket Kit etc. for the Youths of the League. Ald. Solomon moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

4350 Newnes Development Advancement League Re Conference at Katoomba.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newnes Development Advancement League intimating that the fourth Conference of the League will be held at the Town Hall Katoomba on Monday the 16th inst. at 2.30p.m. and inviting Delegates to attend. Ald. Fleming moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and as many as possible attend.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4351 Boy Scouts Assn. Re Sale Of Buttons.

Letter from the Boy Scouts Assn. Asking permission to sell Buttons within the area during “Scout Week” – 20th to 28th September. Ald. Dunshea moved “That the application be “Received” and granted and the dates for the sale of the buttons be left in the hands of the Mayor.”

Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

4352 S.W. Reynolds Re Automatic Stoker At Newtown Dyers & Bleachers.

Letter from S.W. Reynolds intimating that an automatic Stoker will be installed at the works of the Newtown Dyers & Bleachers 19/21 Trafalgar St. Newtown with a view to eliminating the smoke nuisance complained of by the Council.

“Received”.

4353 Main Roads Dept. Re Warning Signs On Bend Opp. Congregational Church.

Letter from the Main Roads Dept. Intimating that Warning Signs are not considered of any practical use at the bend on the Princess Highway between St Georges Hall and the Congregational Church and suggesting that any cases of dangerous driving be brought under the notice of the Police. Ald. F.A. Newnham moved “That the application be “Received” and further representations be made to the Department asking for a light to be installed at this point to warn vehicular traffic at Night-time when the greatest danger occurs.”

Seconded by Alderman in full Porter and carried.

4354 New-Junior Tech. & Central Dem. School Re Invitation To Social.

Letter from the Secretary of the Newtown Junior Technical & Central Demonstration School Welfare Club inviting the Members of the Council to a Social to be held at the School Brooms Norfolk St. at 8p.m. on Wednesday the 18th inst. To present the Trophy’s to the various Winners in connection with the recent School Athletic Carnival. Ald. Roberts moved “That the invitation be accepted with thanks and as many as possible attend.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

4355 Police Dept. Re Police Call Box In Edgeware Rd.

Letter from the Police Department expressing appreciation of Council’s decision to allow a Police Call Box to be erected on the foot path at Edgeware Rd. Newtown and intimating that the site suggested by the Council will be adopted.

“Received”.

4356 Miss N. Gleeson Re Annual Holiday Leave.

Application from Miss N. Gleeson for Annual Holiday Leave as from the 16th inst. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and granted.”

Seconded by Ald. Solomon and carried.

4357 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”.

4358 J.A. Mansfield C. Newman Re Suspended Awning At 204 King St.

Letter from J. A. Mansfield and C. Newman asking if Council will endeavour to have a Suspended Awning erected at No. 204 King St. Newtown as its absence causes damage to goods in their respective shop windows. Ald. Roberts moved “That the application be “Received” and the writers informed that the Council has no power to insist on the erection of the awning in question.”

Seconded by Ald. Dunshea and carried.

4359 Railway Dept. Re Stormwater Drain Through Railway Land.

Letter from the Railway Dept. asking if the Council has any objection to the re-location of the Bedford St. Stormwater Drain through Railway land and continuing across the lower end of Station St. in accordance with the Plan submitted. It was Resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the application be “Received” and the writer informed that the Council has no objection to the work being carried out in accordance with the Plans submitted provided as is carried out without cost to the Council and to the satisfaction of the Engineer.

4360 Public Trustee Re Repairs to 46 Phillip St.

Letter from the Public Trustee asking for an extension of time for three months to comply with Council’s Order for repairs to No. 46 Phillip St. Newtown. It was resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the letter be “Received” and the request be complied with without prejudice to the Closing Order already issued against these premises.”

4361 Neon Lights Ltd. Re Electric Signed In Front Of 2 Enmore Rd.

Application from Neon Lights Limited for permission to erect a Neon Electric Sign over the awning in front of No. 2 Enmore Rd. It was resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the application be “Received” and granted subject to the provisions of Local Government Ordinance No. 55.”

4362 Perpetual Trustee Co. Re Balcony Awnings At 64 to 70 King St.

Letter from the Manager of the Perpetual Trustee Co. Ltd. Asking for an extension of time to remove balcony awnings at Nos. 64 to 70 King St. Newtown. It was resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee “That the letter be “Received” and an extension of time be granted providing the awnings are removed within six months and that the present awnings are made secure to the Building Inspector’s satisfaction.”

Reports

4363 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 9th inst. As contained on folios 355/6 of the Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1 to 20 incl. Ald. Roberts moved “That the recommendation of the Works Committee be considered seriatim.”

Seconded by Alderman W.P. Newnham and carried.

Upon recommendation No. 16 being submitted it was Resolved “That the further consideration of Tenders for the supply of road metal be deferred till the next Meeting of the Works Committee and in the meantime the Nepean Sand & Gravel Co. be asked to explain the reason for the present increase in prices in its Tender for the supply of Road Metal to this Council”.

After the consideration of each item in subject to the amendment to recommendations No.16 Ald. Roberts moved “That the Works Committee’s Report be “Received” and adopted and its recommendations be carried into effect.”

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

4364 Engineer’s Report.

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

4365 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folios 105/6 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book.   Ald. Dunshea moved “That the Health Inspector’s Report be “Received” – the applications mentioned in paragraph 2 be granted – and all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect.”

Seconded by Ald. Fleming and carried.

 

Questions Without Notice.

4366 Ald. Roberts Re Presence Of Mr. Jim Long at Meeting.

Under this heading Alderman Roberts expressed pleasure at the presence of Mr. Jim Long at the Reporters’ Table after a lengthy absence and Mr. Long was given a cordial welcome to the Council Meeting.

4367 Ald. Solomon Re. Traffic Officer At Inter. King & Wilson Sts.

Ald. Solomon drew attention to the need for a Traffic Officer at the intersection of King & Wilson Sts. at 10a.m. on Saturday Mornings. It was decided to let this matter stand in abeyance pending an inspection at this point on Saturday next the 14th inst.

4368 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re Fumes From Newtown Galvanising Works.

Ald. W.P. Newnham asked what steps have been taken to minimise the nuisance from few was at the Newtown Galvanising Works Australia St.? The Health Inspector intimated that remedial measures were at present in progress and no further complaints had been received.

4369 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re Circuit Breaker In Connection With Electricity Supply.

Ald. W.P. Newnham asked His Worship the Mayor to take up the matter of installing a Circuit Breaker in connection with the Electricity Supply to each house in the Municipality similar to those which the City Council proposed to instal. The Mayor said he would take this matter up at the next Meeting of the Gas & Electricity Joint Committee.

4370 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re Conversion Of Garage Into Shop In Cavendish St.

Ald. W.P. Newnham Newnham asked had permission been given for the conversion of one of two newly erected Garages in Cavendish St. into a Lock-up shop.? The Mayor answered in the affirmative subject to the provision of approved Lavatory accommodation and the Health Inspector reported that this work was now proceeding.

Ald. Porter asked of the letter had been received from the Newtown-East A.L.P. relative to the late Mr. O’Malley.? The Town Clerk replied in the negative.

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 24th of September 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

 

Tuesday the 24th day of September 1935.

Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Newtown held at the Council Chambers Newtown on Tuesday the 24th day of September at 7.30pm.

Present

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

Deputy Mayor Presiding

The Deputy Mayor (Alderman T. Sheehan) recited and explained that His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) had received an urgent call and would attend at a later stage of the meeting.

Minutes

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

Seconded by Ald. Roberts and carried.

4371 Late Mrs. Alice Flanagan.

Alderman Solomon referred in feeling terms to the death of the late Mrs. Alice Aider Flanagan Widow of the late Frank Flanagan Esq. J.P. both of whom were associated with the business life of this Municipality for very many years and moved that a letter of sympathy be sent to Mr. Victor Flanagan (Son). Seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried unanimously by the members of the Council rising in silence.

Correspondence

4372 Health Week Executive Re Health Week.

Letter from the Secretary Health Week Executive inviting the cooperation of the Council in celebrating Health Week commencing 8th of October next. “Received”.

4373 Transport Com. Re Traffic Dome.

Letter from the Commissioner for Transport intimating that the Council’s request for a traffic Dome at the intersection of Bedford and Liberty Streets will receive attention. “Received”.

4374 Sydney Day Nursery Re Annual Report.

Letter from the Secretary Sydney Day Nursery forwarding a copy of the Annual Report which was “Received” and laid upon the table.

4375 F.M. Burke M.L.A. Re (A) Exception of Old Age & Invalid Pens. From Rates. (b) Newtown Public School. (c) “Housie Housie”

Letter from F.M. Burke M.L.A. Intimating that he will have pleasure in attending to Council’s request relative to

A: Exemption of old age and invalid pensioners from municipal and sanitary rates.

  1. Requesting an amendment of the Law to allow Councils to conduct “Housie Housie” on behalf of unemployment funds.
  2. Relative to the overcrowding of the Newtown Superior Public School Alderman Ryan moved that the letters received and Mr. Burke be thanked for his attention to these matters. Seconded by Alderman Solomon and carried.

The Town Clerk intimated that the Mayor had personally interviewed the Hon. D. H. Drummond Minister for Education on the occasion of the Official Opening of the North Newtown Infants School on the 19th Inst. When that the Minister promised the matter of overcrowding at the Newtown Public School would receive his prompt attention.

4376 R.A. Baker Re Late Mr. S. O’Malley.

Letter from R.A. Baker complaining of the neglect of the Health Department and also the Police in connection with the death of the late Mr. Stanley O’Malley. Alderman Solomon moved that the B received and copy forwarded to R.M. Burke M.L.A. with the request that the matter be brought under the notice of the Minister for Public Health seconded by Alderman Porter and carried.

4377 Capt. Pearson Re St Peters Salvation Army Self-Denial Collection.

Letter from Captain E. Pearson asking on behalf of the St Peters Salvation Army for permission to set up a stall on the St Peters Railway Station on Friday 27th Inst. To raise funds in aid of the annual Self Denial Appeal. Alderman Dunshea moved that the application be received and granted, seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4378 Newtown Parents & Citizens Assn. Tennis Club Re Hall At Charity Rates.

Letter from F. Stark asking on behalf of the Newtown Parents & Citizens Association Tennis Club for the use of the Town Hall at charity rates on the 15th of October next to raise funds for the school tennis club. Alderman Porter moved that the application be received and granted, seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4379 Tramway Inst. Newtown Re Annual Road Race.

Letter from C. Brady making application on behalf of the Newtown Branch of the Tramway Institute for permission to hold the annual Road rates through this area on Monday 30th of September. Alderman Fleming moved that the application be received and granted, seconded by Alderman Porter and carried.

4380 E.L. P.S. Corpn. Emp. Assn Re Permission To Address Council.

Letter from R. Murton secretary of the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation’ S Employee’s Association asking permission to address the Council. Alderman F. A. Newnham moved that the letter be received and permission as desired be granted at the next ordinary meeting of the Council, seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4381 Local Govt. Dept. Re Semi-Detached Dwellings.

Letter from the Under Secretary Department of Local Government asking for the views of this Council in relation to semi-detached dwellings. Alderman F. A. Newnham moved that the letter be received and the writer informed that this Council has no objection to the erection of semi-detached cottages within this area provided they comply in every detail with the Local Government Act and Ordinance 71 made thereunder and that there is ample yard space, seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4382 Public Health Dept. Re Milk Samples.

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

4383 Letter from W. Vandenburgh covering a synopsis of Receipts and Disbursements in connection with the Poppy Day appeal for the year 1934. Alderman Roberts moved that the letter be received and the writer informed that the statement of Receipts and Disbursements received is considered very satisfactory, seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4384 Chief Sec. Dept. Re Amalgamation Of Charities.

Letter from the Chief Secretary’s Department seeking information regarding the fusion of the Newtown Citizen’s Aid Society Newtown Welfare League and the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement. Alderman Roberts moved that the letter be received and the necessary information supplied, seconded by Alderman Collyer and carried.

4385 T. Judd Re Leave Of Absence.

Letter from T. Judd applying for leave of absence for three weeks to recuperate from a recent attack of influenza. Alderman Roberts moved that the letter be received and the necessary permission granted, seconded by Alderman Porter and carried.

4386 T. Dennis Re-Renewal Of Permit For Use Of Hall.

Letter from T. Dennis making application for renewal of his permit to use the Town Hall on Saturday evenings at charity rates as donations are to be made to the Newtown Mayor’s Relief Movement Funds each month. Alderman in full Solomon moved that the application be received and granted for the period ending 31st of December next, seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4387 R. Marsh Re Calico Sign For New Branch R.S. & S.I.L.

Application from C. R. Marsh for permission to exhibit a calico sign on premises opposite St. Georges Hall for the purpose of advertising the formation of a Branch in Newtown of the Returned Soldiers and Sailors Imperial League. Alderman Roberts moved that the application be received and granted for a period not exceeding three weeks, seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4388 Adjutant Austin Re Salvation Army Street Collection.

Letter from Adjutant Austin asking on behalf of the Newtown Salvation Army for permission to hold a Street collection on Friday 11th October next and if the Council will kindly lend five stalls to be used throughout the area. Alderman Solomon moved that the application be granted provided the balance sheet as submitted showing income and disbursements, seconded by Alderman Fleming.

An amendment moved by Mrs. Alderman Fowler that the application be received and permission as desired granted and the five stalls loaned as requested, seconded by Alderman Collyer.

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

At this stage His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) arrived and ashamed charge at the meeting.

4389 Cromack & Fleming Re Flats in Warren Ball Avenue.

Letter from Cromack & Fleming asking whether the completion of the work outlined by Mr. Cromack at the last meeting of the Works Committee will fully comply with requirements of the Council. It was resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee that the B received and the writer informed that while the Council has no power to deviate from the provisions of the Local Government Act and Ordinance 71 governing the conversion of an existing building into residential flats if the plans and specifications when submitted provide for separate bath room and lavatory accommodation on each floor of the buildings to Council’s approval no objection will be offered to and approved number of sub-tenancies in each house.

4390 Nepean Sand & Gravel Co. Re Price For Road Metal.

The Letter from the Nepean Sand & Gravel Co. Ltd. explaining the reason for the increase in the price quoted for road metal for the ensuing period and offering a reduction in the price of 1 ½ ” – ¾ ” – 5/16th gauge both on trucks and ex bins. It was resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee that the Tender be accepted for a period of two years.

4391 Traffic Dept. Re “No Parking” Area.

Letter from the Traffic Department intimating that congestion the vehicular traffic is caused by the parking of cards in King Street Western side between Australia and Eliza Street where a great deal of the traffic proceeds to the right into Wilson Street and asking if Council has any objection to this being declared a “No Parking” area for a distance of say 23 yards. It was resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee that the letter be received and approval as desired be granted.

4392 Postal Dept. Re Phone Cabinet In Pemell Street.

Letter from the Postal Department intimating that it is found more convenient to adopt a site for the telephone cabinet on the western corner of Pemell Street instead of the eastern corner as originally intended and asking Council’s concurrence. It was resolved on the recommendation of the Works Committee that approval be granted.

4393 H. Brewer Re Hall At Charity Rates For Poor Children Of St Peters.

Letter from H. Brewer making application for the use of the Town Hall at charity rates to provide Xmas Cheer for the poor children of St Peters. Alderman Solomon moved that the application be received and granted, seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

Reports.

4394 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 24th Inst. as contained on folio 273 of the Finance Committee’s Report Book which recommended the confirmation of accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to                                                                                        £1632-14-8

payment of accounts passed that evening                                          1343-17-8

Total payment from the General Fund since last meeting                 £2976-12-4

The Monthly Financial Statement was also submitted and disclosed Credit Balance of £11868-6-0.

Alderman Ryan moved that the Finance Committee’s Report be received and adopted the accounts confirmed and paid and all recommendations contained therein be carried into effect, seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4395 Works Com. Report.

His Worship the Mayor (Alderman R.S. Goddard J.P.) submitted a report of a meeting held as contained on folio 357 of the Work’s Committee’s Report Book and embodying recommendations Nos. 1-6 inclusive. Alderman Roberts moved that the Works Committee’s Report be received and adopted and its recommendations carried into effect, seconded by Alderman Ryan and carried.

4396 Engineer’s Report.

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

4397 Health Insp. Report.

The Health Inspector submitted his report as contained on folio 106/7 of the Health Inspector’s Report Book and Alderman Dunshea moved that the Health Inspector’s Report be received and the applications mentioned in paragraph 3 be granted subject to the recommendations contained therein, seconded by Alderman Fleming and carried.

4398 Ald. F. Newnham Re Serious Illness Of Ex-Alderman W. H. Delve J.P.

Alderman F. A. Newnham referred to the serious illness of Ex-Alderman W. H. Delve J.P. and moved that a letter expressing this Council’s sincere regret and the hope that he would soon be restored to his accustomed health and vigor be forwarded to Mr. Delve, seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried unanimously.

4399 Mrs. Ald. Fowler Re Anonymous Letters Re Food Relief.

Mrs. Alderman Fowler moved that a letter be forwarded to F.M. Burke M.L.A. Asking if he would kindly interview the Director of Food Relief (Mr. Treble) and ask him to ignore the malicious anonymous letters he receives from time to time regarding citizens residing in our area who have been compelled to seek his assistance through unemployment as it is thought the citizens are sufficiently distressed by the unfortunate circumstances without being humiliated by having their bona fides and honesty questioned at the instigation of malicious slanderers who are afraid to sign their names to the letters and that Relief be not suspended where an investigation is found necessary, seconded by Alderman Dunshea and carried.

4400 Ald. W.P. Newnham Re “No Parking” Signs.

Alderman W.P. Newnham moved that a letter be forwarded to Traffic Superintendent J.R. Carter asking if for the better information of drivers of vehicles within this area he will kindly exhibit suitable notices at approved intervals along the main roads (King Street and Enmore Road) where the regulations apply intimating that “No Parking” regulations are in force on these main roads during certain hours of the morning and evening, seconded by Alderman F. A. Newnham and carried. Amendment moved by Mrs. Alderman Fowler that His Worship the Mayor confer with officers of the Traffic Department regarding the necessity or otherwise of the “No Parking” signs referred to, seconded by Alderman Collyer and lost. The Original motion was then submitted and declared carried.

4401 Ald. Porter Re-Repairs To Mary Street.

Alderman Porter called attention to the need for repairs where the road had recently been opened in Mary Street.

4402 Ald. Sheehan Re Newly Erected Flats in Cavendish Street.

Alderman Sheehan drew attention to the need for repairs to the gutter in front of the newly erected flats in Cavendish Street.

4403 Ald. Dunshea Re Accident In Denison Street.

Alderman Dunshea asked that any letter been received regarding an accident at the end of Denison Street. The Town Clerk replied in the negative.

4404 Ald. Fleming Re Dangerous Fences.

Alderman Fleming moved that the owners of property having dangerous iron or wooden spiked fences be notified to make them safe by placing a bar across the top, seconded by Alderman Roberts and carried.

4405 Ald. Roberts Re Posts in Erskineville Rd .

Alderman Roberts asked if the Works Committee at its next meeting would inspect the posts in the centre of the footpath in Erskineville Road.

4406 Ald. Sheehan Re Additional Mercury Lamps.

Alderman Sheehan referred to the new mercury lights erected on the Newtown Bridge and the need for better lighting at the southern side of Enmore Road at its intersection with the Newtown Bridge. The Town Clerk intimated that the Chief Electrical Engineer (Mr. Conde) was willing to rearrange the new mercury lights on the Newtown Bridge with a view to a better distribution of light and so as to more adequately like the intersection of King and Wilson Streets if the Council would permit the erection of two additional Mercury lamps for this experiment. It was resolved that permission as desired be granted.

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

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 8th of October 1935 at 7.30pm.

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

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