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Lane Cove Council

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Council

 

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

 

DATE OF MEETING:††††††††† 21 May 2007

 

LOCATION:††††††††††††††††††††††††† Council Chambers

 

TIME:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6.30pm.Note. If members of the public are not interested in any business recommended by the General Manager to be considered in Closed Session or there is no such business, Council will ordinarily commence consideration of all other business at 7pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meetings held in the Council Chambers are recorded on tape for the purposes of verifying the accuracy of minutes and the tapes are not disclosed to any third party under section 12(6) of the Local Government Act, except as allowed under section 18(1) or section 19(1) of the PPIP Act, or where Council is compelled to do so by court order, warrant or subpoena or by any other legislation.

 

 

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

 


ORDINARY COUNCIL

 

21 MAY 2007

 

 

 

ITEM††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† REPORT CONTENT††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PAGE

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

APOLOGIES

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

MATTERS RECOMMENDED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER TO BE CONSIDERED IN CLOSED COMMITTEE

 

Confidential Items

 

1.†††††† Human Services Division Report No. 8

SUBJECT: Recognition of Significant Lane Cove Residents

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 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 because of the need to preserve privacy of the individuals referred to in the report and to protect the names of the individuals involved in this project being release prior to its unveiling..

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

 

Council at its meeting of the 13th May 1996, resolved in part that:

 

ď3.At the second Council meeting (third Monday) of each month, people who wish to address Council on an issue (for a maximum of three minutes) be allowed to do so at the conclusion of Closed Committee.Ē

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

2.††††† ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 7 MAY 2007

 

 

 

Orders Of The Day

 

3.†††††† Order Of The Day No. 10

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - June 2007

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

4.†††††† Corporate Services Division Report No. 20

SUBJECT: 3rd Quarter Review of 2006 - 2009 Management Plan

 

5.†††††† Corporate Services Division Report No. 22

SUBJECT: 3rd Quarter Review of the 2006 - 2007 Budget

 

6.†††††† Corporate Services Division Report No. 25

SUBJECT: Determination of Local Government Remuneration Tribunal for Councillors Fees

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

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ORDINARY COUNCIL

 

ORDER OF THE DAY NO. 10

 

21 MAY 2007

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Council at the Meeting 21 May 2007

11 May 2007 to Ordinary Council

Order Of The Day No. 10

Subject:†††††††††† Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - June 2007††

Record No:†††† su1915 - 11534/07

Author(s):†††††† Myrna Eisenhuth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council and Committee Meeting Schedule Ė June 2007

 

††††††††††† June 2††††††††††††† Inspection Committee

 

††††††††††† June 4††††††††††††† Ordinary Council

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Planning and Building Committee

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services and Resources Committee

 

††††††††††† June 18††††††††††† Ordinary Council

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Planning and Building Committee

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services and Resources Committee

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for June 2007 be adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

CNL210507OD_10.doc

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ORDINARY COUNCIL

 

CORPORATE SERVICES DIVISION REPORT NO. 20

 

21 MAY 2007

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Council at the Meeting 21 May 2007

1/05/2007 to Ordinary Council

Corporate Services Division Report No. 20

Subject:†††††††††† 3rd Quarter Review of 2006 - 2009 Management Plan†††

Record No:†††† SU238 - 10544/07

Author(s):†††††† Ian Naylor

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The Local Government Act requires Council to report on quarterly progress of the activities and projects listed in the Management Plan.It is recommended that the report be received and noted.

 

Discussion

 

This report discusses the highlights of the third quarter in 2006-2007 and provides a detailed analysis of the Third Quarter progress against the performance measurements adopted by Council in the 2006-2009 Management Plan, shown attached to the report as AT 1.Some of the highlights for the quarter include:-

 

*††††††††† Information Technology Plan adopted,

*††††††††† New development forms/ guides/ fact sheets and website enhancements finalisedfor completion of RIF for Red Tape Blueprint (RTB) project.

*††††††††† Brief for Cultural Centre site analysis prepared.

*††††††††† Solar Heating Panels Installed at Lane Cove Aquatic Centre

*††††††††† Council joined Sustainable Choice Program for purchasing

*††††††††† Adopted ĎNorthern Sydney Aboriginal Social Plan 2007 - 2011í.

*††††††††† Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Action Plan adopted

*††††††††† Investigations into Traffic/parking improvements for the Lane Cove Commercial Precinct and Lane Cove West Business Park conducted.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Third Quarter Review of the 2006-2009 Management Plan be received and noted.

 

 

Craig Wrightson

Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

3rd Quarter Review 2006-2009 Management Plan

20 Pages

 

CNL210507CSD_20.doc

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ORDINARY COUNCIL

 

CORPORATE SERVICES DIVISION REPORT NO. 22

 

21 MAY 2007

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Council at the Meeting 21 May 2007

14/05/2007 to Ordinary Council

Corporate Services Division Report No. 22

Subject:†††††††††† 3rd Quarter Review of the 2006 - 2007 Budget††

Record No:†††† SU757 - 11715/07

Author(s):†††††† Craig Wrightson

 

 

Executive Summary

The Second Quarter Budget Review maintains a balanced budget, but involves a variety of variations in both income and expenditure. It is recommended that the Budget be varied in terms of the report.

 

Background

Council is required to prepare a Budget Review Statement each quarter, in accordance with Clause 7 of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulation 1999. This report is prepared in accordance with the clause for the period ended 31 March 2007.The purpose of these reviews is to ensure that the impact of financial variation is reflected in the forecast of Councilís global budgetary position to 30 June 2007, and the adopted Budget adjusted accordingly.

 

Discussion

The following is a summary of Councilís adopted Budget for 2006/2007 and proposed following the adjustments included in this report:

 

 

Original Budget

1st Quarter Adjustment

2nd Quarter Adjustment

3rd Quarter Adjustment

Revised Budget

Expense from Ordinary Activity

$25,412,709

$264,715

$163,404

$189,496

$26,030,324

Revenue from Ordinary Activity

$25,412,709

$264,715

$163,404

$284,577

$26,125,405

Surplus/- Deficit

$0

$0

$0

$95,081

$95,081

Capital Grants & Contributions

$326,142

$0

$39,558

$22,591

$388,291

Surplus/- Deficit

$326,142

$0

$39,558

$117,672

$483,372

 

The review includes the following major additional income items, grants of $36,000 for Shoreshocked, $40,000 for the upgrade of 2km of walking in Warraroon Reserve, $1000 for International Womens Day, $12,377 to assist with the clean-up of the spill in Burns Bay. Sponsorship of $20,000 was received from Integral Energy for Sustainability Programs, a rebate of $14,481 was received from Councilís Workers Compensation Insurer as a scheme performance rebate, an additional $10,000 in parking meter income, $50,000 in additional fine revenue, and $115,200 in additional investment income. In addition a contribution of $9,091 was received from parents towards the shade cover at Kindy Cove and $13,500 from 1st Tambourine Bay Sea Scouts towards the roof restoration of the hall.

 

Additional major expenditures for the period include, expenditure against the grants received above, an additional $80,000 for development legal expenses to cover the costs associated with appeals relating to 8 Cobden Avenue, 24 Upper Cliff road and 1 Sirius Rd, and $15,000 in additional consultants fees for the temporary replacement of the Manager Development Assessment. It is also proposed to transfer $20,000 from the Facilities Redevelopment Plan Account to salaries to cover the cost of a new temporary staff member working on the plan, this has no net effect on the budget.

 

The following table outlines the proposed aggregate changes to program areas in the budget which contributes to the above, it combines changes to the Operating and Capital budgets. (Note Changes to the Capital Budgets do not impact on the Operating result).

 

 

Quarterly Review 2006/2007- March 2007

 

Prog No.

Program

Variation

 

 Increased income/reduced expenditures are in ()

03.10

Organisational Development

($14,881)

4.3.2

Child Care Centre

($9,091)

05.60

Swimming Pools

($13,500)

06.20

Development Control

$95,000

08.50

Parking

($50,000)

10.00

General Purpose Revenues

($125,200)

 

Net Budget Variation - Surplus

($117,672)

 

Statutory Report

 

In accordance with Clause 7(2) of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulation 1999, I Craig Wrightson, Responsible Accounting Officer hereby certify that the Councilís financial position is satisfactory having regard to the original estimates of income and expenditure.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the 2006 - 2007 Budget be varied in terms of this report.

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

March 2007 Quarterly Review

1 Page

 

CNL210507CSD_22.doc

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ORDINARY COUNCIL

 

21 MAY 2007

 

 

 

Ordinary Council at the Meeting 21 May 2007

16/05/2007 to Ordinary Council

Corporate Services Division Report No. 25

Subject:†††††††††† Determination of Local Government Remuneration Tribunal for Councillors Fees††

Record No:†††† SU839 - 11913/07

Author(s):†††††† Ian Naylor

 

 

Executive Summary

 

This report details the recent determination of the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal for Councillors Fees.

 

Discussion

 

The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal handed down a determination on 30 April 2007 under Sections 239 and 241 of the Act (www.retribunals.nsw.gov.au/;local;/lgrt2007.html.) on the level of fees to be paid to Councillors and Mayors from 1 July 2007.

 

The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal has increased all minimum and maximum fees for Mayors and Councillors by 4%.This is the same increase that was determined for 2006-07.The table below shows the current annual fees paid to Lane Cove Councillors and the new minimum and maximum annual fees as determined by the tribunal:-

 

 

Current Annual Fee

New Minimum Annual Fee

New Maximum Annual Fee

Mayor

$44,500

$20,660

$46,280

Councillors

$13,980

$6,610

$14,540

 

The program in Councilís Draft Budget for 2007/08 provides for a 3.3% increase in the Mayor and Councillors Annual Fees.

 

An adjustment for the additional expenditure can be made at a future budget meeting.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council determine the appropriate fee to be paid to the Mayor and Councillors for 2007/2008.

 

 

Craig Wrightson

Executive Manager

Corporate Services Division

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.

CNL210507CSD_25.doc

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