Lane Cove Council

 

 

 

Ordinary Council

 

MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:
21 May 2007
LOCATION:
Council Chambers
TIME:
7:00PM

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 K. Freedman, Councillor W. Gaffney, Councillor J. Hassarati, Councillor T. Lawson, Councillor A. Smith, Councillor F. Teirney and Councillor R. Tudge.

 

ALSO PRESENT:

 

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

 

The Mayor presented Prof. Frank Talbot with a 2006 Lane Cove Citizenship Award for his many years of service to sustainability particularly in the field of marine biology.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

All Councillors declared an interest in Corporate Services Division Report No. 25 – Determination of Local Government Remuneration Tribunal for Councillors Fees.

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

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

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 7 MAY 2007

97

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hassarati and Smith that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 7 May 2007 be received.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

98

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hassarati and Gaffney that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 7 May 2007 be confirmed.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Councillor Longbottom requested a leave of absence for the Council Meeting to be held on 4th June 2007.

 

Councillor Tudge requested a leave of absence for the Inspection Committee to be held on 2nd June 2007 and the Council meeting to be held on 4th June 2007.

 

Procedural Motion

99

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors D'Amico and Gaffney that leave of absence be granted to Councillors Longbottom for the Council meeting to be held on 4th June 2007 and Councillor Tudge for the Inspection Committee to be held on 2nd June 2007 and the Council meeting to be held on 4th June 2007.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Order Of The Day No. 10

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - June 2007

100

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Teirney and Lawson that the Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for June 2007 be adopted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Order Of The Day

SUBJECT:  LGSA ONE DAY SEMINAR ON HERITAGE

 

101

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Gaffney that:

 

1.             Councillor Freedman attend the LGSA seminar on heritage in June 2007;

 

2.             All costs be paid by Council; and

 

3.             Councillor Freedman report back to Council on the seminar.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Order Of The Day

SUBJECT: AIRCRAFT NOISE

102

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Freedman and Tudge that Council write to NSROC requesting a submission be made to the Leader of the Federal Opposition inquiring into his policies on aircraft noise, aircraft movements over Northern Sydney and of  development at Kingsford Smith Airport.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 20

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

103

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

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 22

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

104

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors D'Amico and Smith that the 2006 - 2007 Budget be varied in terms of this report.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 25

SUBJECT: Determination of Local Government Remuneration Tribunal for Councillors Fees

It was noted that all Councillors had declared an interest in this item.

 

 

MOTION

A motion was moved by Councillors Hassarati and D'Amico that Council determine the maximum fee to be paid to the Mayor and Councillors for 2007/2008.

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

 

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillor Freedman that Councillors fees be increased by 3.3%.

 

The Foreshadowed motion lapsed for want of a seconder.

 

105

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors D'Amico, Gaffney, Hassarati, Lawson, Longbottom, Smith, Teirney and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Councillor Freedman (Total 1).

  

Procedural Motion

106

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and D'Amico that Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 20 to the Services and Resources Committee Meeting -  Item Y5 – Lithgow Street – Parking Issues - Lane Cove Traffic Committee Minutes, be brought forward and dealt with by Council.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Recommendation

lane cove traffic committee item Y5 – Lithgow street – parking issues

107

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that, based on representations from residents from the North Sydney municipality regarding parking in the Lithgow Street area the Lane Cove Traffic Committee requests that North Sydney Council to:

 

1.             extend its current resident parking scheme in Lithgow Street to include Oxley Street;

 

2.             consider changing the current resident parking scheme time restriction from 1 to ½ hour to discourage use of the zone by patrons of the nearby Fitness first Gymnasium; and

 

3.             enforce the time restrictions associated with its resident parking scheme in Lithgow Street.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Confidential Items

 

Pursuant to section 10A(4), the public were invited to make representations to the council meeting before any part of the meeting is closed, as to whether that part of the meeting should be closed to consider:

 

Confidential Items

 

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..

 

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

Procedural MOTION 

108

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and D'Amico that Council:-

                    

1.       Resolve into Closed Council to consider business identified, together with any late reports tabled at the meeting.

           

2.       Pursuant to section 10A(1)-(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, the media and public be excluded from the meeting on the basis that the business to be considered is classified confidential under the provisions of section 10A(2) as outlined above.

           

3.       The correspondence and reports relevant to the subject business be withheld from access to the media and public as required by section 11(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Council moved into Closed Committee of the Whole at  7: 42PM. The public and media left the chamber.

 

Closed Committee of the Whole commenced.

 

PROCEDURAL MOTION

109

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors D'Amico and Teirney Council move out of Closed Council and into open Council.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Confidential Items

 

The following resolutions of Council while the meeting was closed to the public were read to the meeting by the General Manager, prior to being adopted:

 

Human Services Division Report No. 8

SUBJECT: Recognition of Significant Lane Cove Residents

110

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Teirney that Council adopts the names as listed within the report.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 7:49PM.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 4th June 2007, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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MEETING FILE REF:  Document3