Lane Cove Council

 

 

 

Ordinary Council

 

MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:
2 April 2007
LOCATION:
Council Chambers
TIME:
6:45PM

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 R. D’Amico, Councillor J. Hassarati, Councillor T. Lawson, Councillor A. Smith, Councillor F. Teirney, Councillor W. Gaffney and Councillor R. Tudge.

 

ALSO PRESENT:

 

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

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor R Tudge declared a pecuniary interest in Open Space & Urban Services Division Report No. 11 – Lease and possible sale of part of unmade road at 27 Fourth Avenue Lane Cove as the site is visible from his home.

 

APOLOGIES:                                                   

Apologies be received on behalf of Councillor K. Freedman.

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

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor D’Amico declared a non pecuniary interest in Open Space & Urban Services Division Report No. 11 – Lease and possible sale of part of unmade road at 27 Fourth Avenue Lane Cove as the site in proximity to his property (but not visible).

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OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER:

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Rev Gerry Duncan from the Uniting Church.

 

There was no Gallery present, no objections were received.

 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors D'Amico and Gaffney that Council move into Closed Committee of the Whole to consider Open Space & Urban Services Division Report No. 11 and Human Services Division Report No. 13.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Closed Committee of the Whole commenced.

 

Confidential Items

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 11

SUBJECT: Lease and Possible Sale of Part of Unmade Road at 27 Fourth Avenue, Lane Cove

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 and it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to public interest by reason and that the report contains discussion of the proposed sale of land.

 

Councillor Tudge vacated the chamber and took no part in discussion or voting.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF COUNCIL IN CLOSED COMMITTEE:

 

That Council proceed as discussed in Closed Committee of Council.

 

 

Councillor Tudge rejoined the meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

The Closed Committee of the Whole was adjourned at 6: 56pm.

  

Open Council resumed at 7:00pm.

 

The Mayor read a letter he had received from Dr Ray Kearney OAM chair of the Lane Cove Tunnel Action Group expressing the appreciation on the Group to Council leading up to the opening of the Lane Cove Tunnel.

 

 

Procedural Motion

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

 

  1. Council thank Mr John Lee, Project Manager - Lane Cove Tunnel Co-ordination, for his efforts in relation to the Tunnel project.

 

  1. The General Manager write to the Lane Cove Tunnel Action Group thanking them for their tireless efforts on behalf of the community of Lane Cove.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 19 MARCH 2007

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Gaffney that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 March 2007 be received and adopted.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 8

SUBJECT: Citizenship Ceremony - 11 April 2007

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Councillor Teirney attend the Citizenship Ceremony on 11 April 2007 and speak to the new citizens about local government.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Order Of The Day No. 9

SUBJECT: Meeting in the Plaza - Saturday 28th April 2007

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Gaffney that Councillors Tudge and Teirney attend the Meeting in the Plaza on 28th April 2007.

 

 

The Mayor declared the carried unanimously.

 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hassarati and Longbottom that General Managers Report No. 8 be deferred to the last item on the Council Agenda.

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 10

SUBJECT: Amendments to the Noxious Weed Act

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that the Class 4 Weed Management Plan for Lane Cove, as summarised in Attachment 1 be adopted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 6

SUBJECT: Delegated Authority Report - February 2007

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

 

1.             The report ‘Delegated Authority Report’ – February 2007 be received and noted.

 

2.             A report be submitted to Council on the number of applications handled by Private Certifiers compared with the number of applications handled by Council Officers.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

  

General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 8

SUBJECT: Draft Budget and Management Plan 2007 - 2008

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

 

1.         Council adopt for the purpose of public exhibition subject to the adoption of the Financial Assistance Grants, the Draft Budget for the year to 30 June 2008 (with a Sustainability Levy and Without) and Draft Management Plan for 2007 to 2010 (with a Sustainability Levy and Without), subject to:-

           

            a) Amending the figure subject to the estimated yield of the Stormwater Management Levy to $270,000 in the section titled “Revenue Policy” in the Draft Management Plan;

 

            b) Program 8.4 of the Draft Budget, Footpath Improvement Program Capital  Expenditure being amended to $100,000

 

            c) The minor amendments raised in discussion relating to the notes being amended.

 

2.         Council adopt for the purpose of public exhibition, the Draft Fees and Charges for 2007/08 subject to amending the charge for Outdoor Eating Areas within Greenwich Rd Area to $290.25 per Chair p.a.;

 

3.         Council proceed to public exhibition until 24 May, 2007; and

 

4.         Following public exhibition, the Draft Management Plans, Draft Budgets and Draft Fees and Charges together with any submissions received, be considered at the Council meeting to be held on 4 June 2007.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Gaffney that the Services and Resources Committee items be brought forward and considered in the Council meeting.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 7

SUBJECT: Monthly Review February / March 2007

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Teirney that the information be received and noted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF Services and Resources Committee Meeting - 19 MARCH 2007

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RESOLVED on the motion of  Councillors Teirney and Hassarati that the minutes of the Services and Resources Committee Meeting held on the 19 March 2007 be received and confirmed.

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm.

 

RESUMPTION:

 

The meeting resumed at 8:36pm.

 

Councillor Tudge left the meeting at 8:36pm and did not return.

 

There was no gallery present, no objections were received.

 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Teirney and Smith that Council resume Closed Committee of the Whole.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Absent, Councillor Tudge.

 

Human Services Division Report No. 13

SUBJECT: Financial Assistance to Community Groups 2007/08

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the matter will involve the discussion of personnel matters concerning a particular individual; 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 and Financial Assistance is used by some organisations for the employment of staff and therefore disclosure of the funding arrangements is not in the public interest.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION OF COUNCIL IN CLOSED COMMITTEE

 

That Council:-

 

1.       Give Public Notice of the proposed Financial Assistance Grants to Community      Groups for     2007/2008, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds as outlined in Attachment 3.

 

2.       Funds the Village Xpress Bus Service for $60,000 in 2007/08 to include an accessible           bus for people with disabilities.

 

3.       Host the Community Grants Presentation Ceremony on 1 August 2007 as part of the           Financial Assistance Grants process.

 

 

Open Council resumed.

 

The General Manager read the recommendations of Council in Closed Committee.

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 11

SUBJECT: Lease and Possible Sale of Part of Unmade Road at 27 Fourth Avenue, Lane Cove

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Teirney and D'Amico that Council proceed as discussed in Closed Committee of Council.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

Absent: Councillor Tudge.

 

Human Services Division Report No. 13

SUBJECT: Financial Assistance to Community Groups 2007/08

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

1        Give Public Notice of the proposed Financial Assistance Grants to Community      Groups for     2007/2008, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds as outlined in Attachment 3.

 

2.       Funds the Village Xpress Bus Service for $60,000 in 2007/08 to include an accessible           bus for people with disabilities.

 

3.       Host the Community Grants Presentation Ceremony on 1 August 2007 as part of the           Financial Assistance Grants process.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 9:13pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 16 April 2007, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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