Lane Cove Council

 

 

 

Ordinary Council

 

MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:
19 February 2007
LOCATION:
Council Chambers
TIME:
7:02PM

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 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 Development Assessment and Chief Executive Secretary.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

All Councillors declared a Non-Pecuniary  interest in Corporate Services Division Report No. 6 – Australian Tax Office Ruling on Councillor Salary Sacrifice, however, this interest would not prevent them from discussing and voting on the item.

 

Councillors Tudge, Lawson, Freedman and Smith declared a Non-Pecuniary  interest in Corporate Services Division Report No. 9 – Change to Central and East Ward Boundaries and they are councillors for those wards, however, this interest would not prevent them from discussing and voting on the item.

 

APOLOGIES                                                    

Apologies be received on behalf of Councillor J Hassarati.

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Longbottom that the apology  be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Confidential Items

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 2

SUBJECT: Proposed Sale of Part of Unmade Section of Dunois Street, Longueville

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to public interest by reason of the foregoing.

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that consideration of the matter be deferred and the site be inspected by Council.

 

            The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

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

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Standing Orders be suspended and that members of the public who wish to address Council be allowed to do so for a maximum of three minutes.

 

           The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

The following people addressed Council.

 

Mr Phillip Baxter of Longueville regarding Lane Cove ALIVE Leadership Group.  

 

Mr David Allen of Concord West regarding economic and sustainable development.

 

Councillor Teirney vacated the chamber at 7.18pm.

 

Mr Carroll urging Council to adopt a policy on passive smoking in Lane Cove.

 

Councillor Teirney rejoined the meeting at 7:20pm.

 

Mr Carroll tabled a letter encouraging Councillors to resolve to prohibit smoking in open areas of the municipality.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Teirney and Smith that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 5 FEBRUARY 2007

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 5 February 2007 be received.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 5 February 2007 be confirmed.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 5

SUBJECT: 2nd Quarter Review of the 2006-2009 Management Plan

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Gaffney that the Second Quarter Review of the 2006-2009 Management Plan be received and noted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 6

SUBJECT: Australian Tax Office Ruling on Councillor Salary Sacrifice

All Councillors present reaffirmed their interest in this matter.

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Teirney and Gaffney that Council does not consider allowing Councillor Salary Sacrifice, and not deduct tax from all Councillors on a PAYG basis.

 

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 8

SUBJECT: 2nd Quarter Review of the 2006 - 2007 Budget

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Teirney and Tudge the 2006/07 Budget be varied in terms of this report.

 

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 9

SUBJECT: Change to Central and East Ward Boundaries

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

 

1.       Receive and note the report;

2.       Proceed with the February 2007 option for the boundary change between East Ward and Central Ward; and

3.       Proceed with the consultation process outlined in the report.

 

 

 

 

Upon being put to the Meeting, the motion was declared carried.

 

For the motion were Councillors Smith, Gaffney, Lawson, Longbottom and Teirney (Total 5).

Against the  motion were Councillors Tudge and Freedman (Total 2).

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 2

SUBJECT: Draft Policy on Smoking

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

 

1.   Council endorse the Draft Passive Smoking Policy dated 14 February 2007 for the purposes of public exhibition;

2.   The Policy be amended to include all al fresco dining and the whole Plaza that is between Burns Bay Road & Longueville Road and also in Council owned arcades;

3.   The Draft Passive Smoking Policy be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days; and

4.   At the conclusion of the public exhibition period, a report be prepared to Council detailing the public submissions received regarding the Draft Passive Smoking Policy and for appropriate amendments.

 

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 2

SUBJECT: Rowing Facilities in Lane Cove - Update on Progress of Re-building

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Gaffney that Council receive and note progress to date.

 

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

 

Human Services Division Report No. 3

SUBJECT: Assessment of the Lane Cove Village Xpress Shuttle Bus

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Teirney that Council:-

 

1.           Assess the outcome of the pilot advertising project and subject to the Market Square development commencing reassess route using details collected by the pilot project;

2.           Advise the bus provider that if an appropriate accessible bus is purchased prior to 30 June 2007, the service will continue for a minimum of 1 year whilst an independent study is conducted  looking at the range of services that could be offered;

3.           Extend the coverage of the Shuttle to include other areas of poor regular bus services  necessitating removing some services from either the Route A or Route B; and

4.           Impose a small charge for the bus to assist in defraying the costs from 1 July 2007.

 

 

The Mayor declared the  motion carried unanimously.

  

Councillor Smith presented Council with a Certificate  received from the Australia Day Council.

 

Councillor Lawson gave his apology for the Council meeting scheduled to be held on 5 March 2007.

 

Councillor Smith gave her apology for the Inspection Committee meeting scheduled to be held on 3 March 2007.

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:12pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 5 March 2007, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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MEETING FILE REF:  Document2