Lane Cove Council

 

 

 

Ordinary Council

 

MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:
5 February 2007
LOCATION:
Council Chambers
TIME:
7.00 PM

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

 

Lane Cove Council business papers and minutes are available on Council’s website www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au

 


PRESENT:

 

Councillor I Longbottom (Chair), Councillor A. Smith, Councillor K Freedman,  Councillor F Teirney, Councillor W Gaffney, Councillor J Hassarati, Councillor T Lawson and Councillor R Tudge.

 

ALSO PRESENT:

 

The General Manager, Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager - Environmental Services,  Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services and Manager Strategic Planning and Chief Executive Secretary.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:      

 

Clr Freedman advised Council that her son was the youth member in the Lane Cove ALIVE Leadership Group however, this would not prevent her from discussing or voting on Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No.1 – Lane Cove ALIVE – Proposal for Shade Structure.

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer by the General Manager Mr Peter Brown.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 18 DECEMBER 2006

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RESOLVED on the  of Councillors Smith and Teirney that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 18 December 2006 be received.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Hassarati that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 18 December 2006 be confirmed.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 1

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - March 2007 / Meeting in the Plaza - Saturday 24 February 2007                  

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Hassarati that:

 

1.             The Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for March 2007 be adopted.

 

2.             Councillors Tudge, Freedman and Teirney attend the Meeting in the Plaza on Saturday 24th February 2007.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Order Of The Day ITEM

SUBJECT: AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

 

The Mayor advised Council that the following members that he had written congratulating the members of the municipality who had received honours in the Australia Day Honours List being:-

 

Clifford Francis Dodds OAM

Barry David Inglis PSM

Raymond Kearney OAM

Michael John McGlynn OAM

Deidre Elizabeth Perry OAM

 

 

Order Of The Day ITEM

SUBJECT:  DEPARTURE FROM MUNICIPALITY  

 

Council was advised of the pending departure from the municipality of Geoff and Judith Washington who have been so active in community life for many years.

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 1

SUBJECT: Information Technology Plan 2007-2011

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that:-

 

1.       The report “Information Technology Plan 2007 – 2011” be received and noted; and

 

2.       Council adopt the Information Technology Plan 2007 - 2011.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 2

SUBJECT: Establishment of United Independent Insurance Pools

The Mayor, Councillor Longbottom advised Council that he was the Chair of UIP and Deputy Chair of Metro Pool.

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Teirney that Council supports an application to the Minister for Local Government under Section 358 of the Local Government Act for the formation of United Independent Pools and the endorsement of the existing strategic alliances between Westpool and Metro Pool.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 4

SUBJECT: Sustainable Purchasing

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith:-

 

1.      The report be received and noted.

 

2.      The draft Sustainable Purchasing Policy be referred to the Sustainability Committee for comment prior to further consideration from Council.

 

3.      Lane Cove Council agrees to become a member of the Sustainable Choice Program           by:-

 

a.          Accepting in writing the Local Government and Shires Association’s invitation to join the program.

b.         Establishing a team with responsibility to co-ordinate sustainable purchasing in Council.

c.          Developing, adopting and implementing sustainable purchasing policy principles

d.         Integrating sustainable purchasing principles into Council’s existing purchasing processes.

e.          Establishing a tracking system to monitor the scope and level of purchasing activity.

f.          Council participation in the Sustainable Choice annual reporting questionnaire to record the scope and level of sustainable purchasing taking place in NSW local Government.

g.          Staff participation in peer education forums, (workshops, etc) to facilitate increased levels of awareness of the benefits of sustainable purchasing.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 1

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Alive - Proposal for Shade Structure

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that Council approve the installation of a shade structure to the Lane Cove Plaza as detailed in the plan prepared by Johannsen & Associates Architects, dated 11.12.06, to be funded from the Plaza Improvements Capital budgetary allocation.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 3

SUBJECT: Green Fleet Initiative - Update

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Lawson that Council:-

 

1.   Receive and note the update report from the Executive Manager, Open Space & Urban Services on the progress of the ‘Greener, Safer Fleet’ initiative.

 

2.   Supports the proposed initiative to provide ethanol and biodiesel fuel blends respectively for its’ light and heavy vehicle fleets.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 4

SUBJECT: Revision of the Plan of Management for Bushland in Lane Cove

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Tudge that Council accepts the revised changes and adopts the current version of the Plan of Management for Bushland in Lane Cove, shown attached.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 5

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Tunnel - Status Report

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Freedman and Gaffney that Council receive and note the Lane Cove Tunnel Status Report.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 1

SUBJECT: Delegated Authority Report - November and December 2006

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Lawson and Gaffney that the report ‘Delegated Authority Report – November/December 2006’ be received and noted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 1

SUBJECT: Northern Sydney Aboriginal Social Plan (NSASP)

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Tudge that:-

 

1.      Council resolve to adopt the document ‘Northern Sydney Aboriginal Social Plan 2007- 2011’ as amended.

 

2.      All relevant stakeholders be informed of Council’s adoption of the Plan and be urged to support its implementation.

 

3.      Council place the ‘Northern Sydney Aboriginal Social Plan 2007 – 2011’ on its website.

 

4.      In line with the process following with the Cultural; Social and Sustainability Plan – once all Councils have adopted the Plan, that it be printed and made available to all interested stakeholders and community members via hard copy and via the production of a CD-ROM disc.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

  

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 7.48pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 19 February 2007, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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