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Notes from Town Council Minutes

These are not full transcripts of the Minutes. They are my own notes.

1932-33       (November 1932 - November 1933)       Source: Newport-on-Tay Council Minutes, B79-1-32

Election of Town Councillors: Ward 1: Arthur S Cram, 3 Prospect Terrace, no poll. Ward 2: George Scrymgeour, Cadzow, no poll. Ward 3: John Wilkie, Milburn Cottage, Bay Road, 287 votes.
Council: Ward 1: John Thomson Young, elected 1930, Provost; Frank Howard Fairweather, elected 1931; Arthur S Cram, elected 1932. Ward 2: George Peattie, elected 1930; Thomas Mitchell, elected 1931; George Scrymgeour, elected 1932, Junior Bailie. Ward 3: George Tudhope, elected 1930, Senior Bailie; George Rain Little, elected 1931; John Wilkie, elected 1932.
No Sunday train service at West Newport.
Installation of 2 stamp vending machines at Post Office.
Extension of street lighting to Newton Park.
Hotel yard & Gas Lane properties: Council trying to acquire them.
Refuse dump used by County Council at Newton Park - complaint.
Rain damage at Vicarsford Chapel.
Mr Keith, sanitary staff at Wormit, has given up his job. Large number of applicants. Send a Newport man to Wormit; employ John Begg, Seacraig Cottages, for Newport.
?Motor dust cart?
Water trough in Boat Road.
Gritting: streets to include 'that street running from the foot of Derby House steps to Tayview Terrace' [i.e. Bank Street].
March 1933. Death of William Clark, Burgh Surveyor for the past 18 years. William Kelly from Largs to be the new Burgh Surveyor & Sanitary Inspector.
14 April 1933. Brave action of Mr Frank Huttenrauch, Mars Gardens, Douglas Tod & Miss Clare in rescue of 3 children from drowning at Woodhaven Pier.
Purchase of motor refuse wagon. Horse & cart still required for some parts.
Additional ground at Wormit dump.
Petition from William Berry for new streets at the west end of Kirk Road running approximately parallel and at right angles thereto (Miss Sturrock).
Difficulties for carts & lorries using the lane behind Crosshill Terrace.
Thomas Muir Son & Patton: closure of Wormit office, sometimes used by Council for the collection of rates.
Newport Hotel ground: Council to acquire only stables, coach house and hotel yard in the meantime. Cost of demolishing the stable buildings and levelling up the yard - 200 maximum.
J M Paterson, Fife House, Wormit - ?Council to purchase property? No.
Retiring: Fairweather, Peattie, Tudhope.

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