Lane Cove Council

 

 

 

Ordinary Council

 

MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:
5 November 2007
LOCATION:
Council Chambers
TIME:
7:03PM

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

 

ALSO PRESENT:

 

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

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Nil.

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Rev Eric Percival, St Giles Anglican Church, Greenwich.

 

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

279

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Gaffney 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.

 

Mr Leon Carr Northwood regarding development application for 24E Upper Cliff Road, Northwood.

 

Mr Ian Glendenning Town Planner regarding s96 - 6 Private Road, Northwood.

 

Mr Guy Parossien regarding tree at 6 Private Road, Northwood.

 

Ms Helen Symons of 6 Private Road Northwood regarding development application.

 

Mr Peter Baxter for owner of 4 Private Road, Northwood regarding 6 Private Road Northwood.

 

Mr Le Bransky regarding privacy screen at 27 Upper Cliff Road, Northwood.

 

Mr Greg Dwyer owner 27 Upper Cliff Road, Northwood regarding consent to remove privacy screen on property.

 

Ms Graves 41 Kenneth Street Longueville regarding jacaranda tree on property.

 

Dr  Bridger regarding allergic reactions caused by Skeeter Syndrome.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

280

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

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Procedural Motion

281

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Gaffney that Corporate Services Division Report No. 51 be brought forward and dealt with at this time.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 51

SUBJECT: Presentation of Annual Financial Reports - Year Ended 30 June 2007

Presentation by Mr Denis Benocivic of PriceWaterhouseCoopers on results of audit of Council financial statements.

 

282

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors D'Amico and Smith that Council receive the Annual Financial Reports together with the Auditors Report for the Year ended 30 June 2007.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Procedural Motion

283

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Environmental Services Reports 38, 39, 481 and 453 be brought forward and dealt with at this time.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 38

SUBJECT: Minutes of Inspection Committee

284

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Gaffney that the report be received and noted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 39

SUBJECT: 24E and 26 Upper Cliff Road, Northwood

 

Councillorl A Smith asked that it be noted that she and Mr Mark Brisby (former Manager Development Assessment) had inspected the site approximately 18 months ago.

285

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

 

1.             Council receive and note the report and attachments and that and the matter be deferred and discussed at a  workshop to be held on 12 November 2007;

 

2.              The matter be referred back to the next Council meeting for determination.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 481

SUBJECT: S96 - 27 Upper Cliff Road, Northwood

Procedural Motion

286

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that the late correspondence be received and considered with this matter.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

287

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Tudge that pursuant to the provisions of Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended, the development consent 2003/410 for the demolition of the existing dwelling house and construction of a two storey dwelling house at Lot 1, DP 170333 known as 27 Upper Cliff Road, Northwood is amended in the following manner:

 

1.       Condition 3 of Development 2003/410 is deleted.

 

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Freedman, Gaffney, Hassarati, Longbottom, Smith, Teirney and Tudge (Total 7).

Against the Motion were Councillors D'Amico and Lawson (Total 2).

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 453

SUBJECT: S96- 6 Private Road, Northwood

288

Procedural Motion

Procedural Motion Councillors Tudge and Longbottom that that the late correspondence be received and considered with this matter.

 

 

289

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

 

1.       The matter be deferred to the next Council meeting and an independent aborists report   be obtained by Council.    Such report to include any requirements for the retention    and protection of the tree if necessary.

 

2.       A review of the application and neighbours compliance with the conditions of consent           that were designed to protect the tree.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:19pm.

 

The Mayor opened the Planning and Building Committee and the Services and Resources Committee meetings at 8.20pm and adjourned them.

 

RESUMPTION

 

The meeting was resumed at 8:21pm.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 15 OCTOBER 2007

290

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 15 October 2007 be received.

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

 

291

RESOLVED on the  of Councillors Tudge and Smith that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 15 October 2007 be confirmed.

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 22

SUBJECT: Meeting in the Plaza - Saturday 24 november  2007

292

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Teirney and Gaffney that there be no Meeting in the Plaza for November.

 

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 37

SUBJECT: Open Space Plan

293

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that:

 

1.       The amended Open Space Plan dated November 2007, included as Attachment 1, be           adopted.

 

2.       Staff be congratulated on the preparation of the plan.

 

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 23

SUBJECT: Metropolitan Public Libraries Association (MPLA) Annual General Meeting and Election of Office Bearers

294

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Teirney that Councillor Gaffney be nominated to stand for the position of Vice President of the Public Libraries NSW – Metropolitan Association.

 

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

 

Human Services Division Report No. 24

SUBJECT: Kindy Cove Child Care Centre Accreditation

295

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

 

1.       Receive and note this Report.

 

2.       Note the receipt of accreditation at Kindy Cove Child Care Centre.

 

3.       Congratulate the staff of the Centre by letter on the excellent result achieved.

 

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

  

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:28pm.

 

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

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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MEETING FILE REF:  Document3