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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

17 March 2008, 7:00PM

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 17 March 2008

 

Minutes

 

 

 

PRESENT: Councillor I. Longbottom, (Chair), 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: General Manager,  Executive Manager - Corporate Services, Executive Manager - Environmental Services,  Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services,  Senior Town Planner and and Chief Executive Secretary.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor Tom Lawson  declared a non-pecuniary interest and would not speak or vote in relation to Environmental Services Division Report No.103 - 12 Chisholm Street Greenwich as the applicant had prepared some of his electoral material for the last Council election.  

 

Councillor Kay Freedman declared a non-pecuniary interest and will speak and vote in relation to ES 18-Draft LEP Amendment No.66 – 84-85 Kenneth St Longueville and 3 Amalfi Place Longueville  on the basis that the matter relates to her local area and she knows a number of residents in the Amalfi Estate, some of whom have or may have the benefit of a covenant and some of whom have or may have the burden and also that the Longueville Resident’s Association submission on this matter was co-signed by her husband.

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Rev. Jeff Leader St Aidens Church.

 

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Teirney and Lawson 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 Greg Miles owner 83 Kenneth St regarding Draft LEP Amendment No. 66 – 83-85 Kenneth Street Longueville.

 

Mr Cliff Burgess 28 Mary Street Longueville regarding covenant on Amalfi Estate.

 

Ms Catherine Osbourne 30 Mary Street Longueville regarding covenant on Amalfi Estate.

 

Mr Tony Bryan son of owner of 3 Amalfi Place regarding covenant on Draft LEP Amendment No. 66 – 83-85 Kenneth Street Longueville and 3 Amalfi Place.

 

Tim Ingham 26 Mary Street Longueville regarding covenant on Draft LEP Amendment No. 66 – 83-85 Kenneth Street Longueville and 3 Amalfi Place.

 

Mr John McDonell 51 Mary Street, Longueville regarding covenant on Draft LEP Amendment No. 66 – 83-85 Kenneth Street Longueville and 3 Amalfi Place.

 

Ian Glendenning representing Mrs Sherry owner 85 Kenneth Street Longueville regarding covenant on Draft LEP Amendment No. 66 – 83-85 Kenneth Street Longueville and 3 Amalfi Place

 

Beverley Adcock Longueville regarding advertising banners erected on Longueville Tennis Club.

 

Mr Ron Gornall Osborne Park Progress Assoc re application for erection of advertising sign opposite 1 Gatacre Avenue.

 

Maureen Martin, Parklands Avenue Lane Cove North regarding Draft LEP.

 

Margaret Komarek, Kyong Street  regarding Parklands Avenue DLEP and right hand turns from Epping Road causing increased traffic through residential areas.

 

Julie Swading Centennial Avenue representing owners of1-15 Centennial Av regarding areas for rezoning to high density.

 

Aideen Coote 48 Parklands Avenue regarding rezoning of Parklands Avenue and Landers Road and loss of trees

 

Tom Wells 50 Parklands Avenue Lane Cove regarding playing games with children in Parklands Avenue and rezoning of Parklands Avenue.

 

Mark Allan, Pacific Highway Artarmon regarding placement of bus seats, timetables and lighting.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

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

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 18

SUBJECT: Draft LEP Amendment No. 66 - 83 & 85 Kenneth Street and 3 Amalfi Place

 

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Lawson that Council resolve to:-

 

1.         Receive and note the submissions made during exhibition of the Draft  LEP;

 

2.         Not support the suspension of covenants for 3 Amalfi Place and that the matter be considered when and if a Development Aapplication is put forward for 3 Amalfi Place;

 

3.         Support the suspension of covenants for 83 and 85 Kenneth Street only;

 

4.         Endorse staff actions to facilitate 2 and 3 above; and

 

5.         Notify owners and people making submissions of Council’s resolution accordingly.

 

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

 

A Foreshadowed  motion was moved by Councillors Tudge and Freedman that Council resolve to:-

 

1.         Receive and note the submissions made during exhibition of the Draft  LEP;

 

2.         Not support the suspension of covenants for 3 Amalfi Place.

 

3.         Not s upport the suspension of covenants for 83 and 85 Kenneth Street;

 

4.         Endorse staff actions to facilitate 2 and 3 above; and

 

5.         Notify owners and people making submissions of Council’s resolution accordingly.

 

Procedural  MOTION

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RESOLVED on the  Councillors Longbottom and Teirney that Councillor Freedman be granted an extension of time to speak on the Foreshadowed Motion.

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

                       

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

 

For the  motion were Councillors D'Amico, Hassarati, Lawson, Longbottom, Smith and Teirney (Total 6).

Against the motion were Councillors Freedman, Gaffney and Tudge (Total 3).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:27pm.

 

The Mayor opened the Planning & Building Committee Meeting at 8:28pm and adjourned it.

 

RESUMPTION:

 

The meeting resumed at 8:29pm.

 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Gaffney that Environmental Services Division Report No. 120 – 1 Gatacre Avenue Lane Cove 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. 120

SUBJECT: 1 Gatacre Avenue Lane Cove

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

 

1.   Pursuant to the provisions of Section 82A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended, the determination of Development consent 2007/1941 refused on 28 August 2007 for that the erection of a business sign on the road reserve at the north western corner of Pacific Highway and Gatacre Avenue, Lane Cove be refused for the following reasons:-

 

a)      It is considered that the proposed sign does not comply with Council’s policy for advertisements and advertising structures and the standards of the RTA.   The development in its current format is unacceptable for road safety and its potential adverse impact to streetscape.

b)      This proposal does not comply with RTA Policy 99/3 “Illuminated Street Name nd Advertising Signs”  or the Clear Zone Nomograph from the Road Design Guide.

 

2.      Council confer with the applicant and residents to determine suitable  signage that achieves safety and streetscape objectives.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 3 MARCH 2008

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Tudge and Smith  that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 3 March 2008 be received and adopted.

 

The Mayor declared the  carried unanimously.

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 7

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - April 2008

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RESOLVED on the motion  of Councillors Gaffney and D'Amico that the Council and Committee Schedule for April 2008 be adopted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 16

SUBJECT: 2008 Local Government Elections

Councillor Hassarati left the chamber at 8:38pm and rejoined the meeting at 8:39pm.

 

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

 

1.         The report be received and noted

 

2.         The General Manager liase with the State Electoral Commission regarding the possible removal of the Apolostic Church from the list of polling places, and the additional polling place in Riverview.

 

3.         Council not conduct a referendum or poll in conjunction with the 2008 Local Government Elections.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 9

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Tunnel Status Report

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

 

1.     Council receive and note the Lane Cove Tunnel Status report.

 

2.      Council write to Ian Hunt, CEO, Connector Motorways requesting a time-table for works and a date for completion.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Council was advised that the RTA had been advised, and asked to remove, the graffiti which has been placed on the overhead bridge across Longueville Road.   

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 4

SUBJECT: Library Relocation

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

 

1.                  The report be received and noted; and

 

2.                  The Library staff be complimented on a very smooth move.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

Councillor D’Amico asked the following Question Without Notice:-

Could Council look at some way of checking that gas BBQ’s  in public parks, actually work on weekends when they are in the highest demand.   I have been to two functions in as many weeks and both times both BBQ’s in two different locations have not been functioning (Osborne Park and Burns Bay Reserve?

Councillor Freedman asked the following Question Without Notice:-

At the Corporate Planning Weekend there was a request to look at further steps or provisions to protect the footpath during building construction.   Could the General Manager please report on what further steps have been, or are to be taken?   Could the General Manager please arrange for the footpath at Kenneth Street (building site just up from Longueville Private Hospital) to be investigated and have follow rectification work carried out by the builder?

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:55pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 7th April 2008, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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MEETING FILE REF:  Document2