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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

5 May 2008, 7pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 5 May 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, Executive Manager - Human Services and Manager – Development Assessment.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer by the General Manager, Peter Brown

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

125

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith 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.

 

·         Margaret Young, Landers Road, regarding proposed zoning under DLEP

·         Margaret Komarek, Kyong Street, regrading traffic movements in Parklands Avenue, Epping Road area

·         Imogen Steiner and Michael Boyd, Point Road, regarding increased street lighting on the western side of Point Road and in the middle of Eva Lane due to an increase in burglaries.

·         Monique Richardson, Mitchell Street, expressing concerns regarding the proposed development at 28 George Street, Greenwich

·         Jane Marquard, expressing concerns regarding the proposed development at 28 George Street, Greenwich

·         Patricia John, expressing concerns regarding the proposed development at 28 George Street, Greenwich

·         Paul Bennett, applicant 28 George Street, Greenwich in support of proposal.

·         Maddalena Vienna, architect, 28 George Street, Greenwich in support of proposal.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

126

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and D'Amico that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Report Of Committees No. 29

SUBJECT: Inspection Committee Meeting 3 May 2008

127

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that the monutes of the Inspection committee be received and noted.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 142

SUBJECT: 28 George Street, Greenwich

128

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and D'Amico that consideration of the matter be deferred for mediation between the applicant and objectors and the matter be referred back to the next Council Meeting.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Adjournment

129

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that the meeting be adjourned to allow the Council Committees to commence.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Resumption

 

The Council meeting resumed.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 21 APRIL 2008

130

RESOLVED on the motion of Smith and Tudge that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 21 April 2008 be received.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

131

RESOLVED on the motion of Smith and Tudge that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 21 April 2008 be confirmed.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 12

SUBJECT: Meeting in the Plaza - Saturday 31 May 2008

132

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Teirney that Councillors Tudge and Gaffney attend the Meeting in the Plaza for May.

 

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

General Managers Report No. 20

SUBJECT: Asia Pacific Technology Exchange (APTEX)

133

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Tudge that Council:-

 

1.         Note the launch of a new technology exchange, the Asia Pacific Technology Exchange (APTEX), to be based in the northern Sydney region.

 

2.         Forward a letter of support as per Attachment 3 supporting the establishment of the APTEX in this region.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 24

SUBJECT: Requests for Financial Assistance - NSW Councils or the Local Government and Shires Association (LGSA)

134

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

 

1.   The Draft Policy Requests for Financial Assistance from NSW Councils or the Local Government and Shires Association dated 5 May 2008 be endorsed for the purposes of public exhibition, subject to the following changes:-

      i)          The first dot point of the objective be amended to read “NSW Councils faced with legal, financial, social or environmental issues”; and

      ii)         Part c) of the policy be amended to read “the request relates to a local government issue which will or could have an impact on Lane Cove.”

 

2.   Council proceed to public exhibition as per the consultation strategy outlined in the report.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 124

SUBJECT: 83 Kenneth Street, Longueville

135

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that pursuant to the provisions of Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, that Development Application No.D180/05A granted by Council on 5 December 2005 for the erection of a part 1, part 2 storey dwelling house and swimming pool on the vacant allotment be amended in the following manner:

 

Condition 2 being amended to read:

 

2.         (20) That the development be strictly in accordance with drawing numbers Section 96,  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 dated Feb 08 and drawn by Linda James.

 

Condition 3 being amended to read:

 

3.         The ridge height of the two storey roof section of the dwelling above the proposed bedroom 1 is not to exceed RL 17.15.  This is to be certified by a surveyor at the completion of the construction of the roof, and a copy be sent to the owner or the owners representative of 3 Amalfi Place.  PLANS BEING ALTERED TO COMPLY PRIOR TO THE ISSUE OF A CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE.

 

Condition 79 being amended to read:

 

79.        A replacement Angophora costata (Smooth barked apple) tree must be planted in a suitable location within the site to replace the Camphor laurel tree.  The replacement tree must be planted before occupation of the new dwelling.  It must be from good quality nursery stock, grown to at least 100L pot size, being free of girdling roots or other defects and shall be consistent with NATSPEC specifications.

             

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 28

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Market Square Status Report

 

Motion

 

A motion was moved by Councillors Longbottom and d’Amico that:-

 

1.         Council acknowledge the positive environmental design changes and commitments made in addressing consent conditions 144 and 145, and request Woolworths to consider the implementation of the full recommendations in relation to s4.1.1, s4.1.2 s4.1.7, of the Energy Performance Report, as outlined on this report; and

 

2.         Woolworths be requested to demonstrate how the Lane Cove store will comply with the adopted Woolworths Sustainable Design Guidelines, targets and commitments as outlined in its Sustainability Strategy 2007-2015, “Doing the right thing”.

 

 

Foreshadowed Motion

 

A foreshadowed motion was moved by Councillors Lawson and Smith that:-

 

A.        Council defer formal consideration of the applicant’s submissions in relation to conditions of consent clause 144 until:-

 

1.       Councillors have time to consider the applicant’s submission of 13 November, 2006.

2.       Further submissions are received from APP in relation to the proposed gymnasium.

3.       A committee of Council reviews items 1 and 2, and also proposals for energy conservation and sustainability for the library fit-out.

4.       Consultation with a building services consultant.

5.       A supplementary report on these matters is submitted to Council.

 

B.         Woolworths be requested to demonstrate how the Lane Cove store will comply with the adopted Woolworths Sustainable Design Guidelines, targets and commitments as outlined in its Sustainability Strategy 2007-2015, “Doing the right thing”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors D'Amico, Hassarati and Longbottom (Total 3).

Against the Motion were Councillors Freedman, Gaffney, Lawson, Smith, Teirney and Tudge (Total 6).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion became the motion.

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Freedman, Gaffney, Lawson, Smith, Teirney and Tudge (Total 6).

Against the Motion were Councillors D'Amico, Hassarati and Longbottom (Total 3).

 

Adjournment

137

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom that the Council meeting be adjourned at 8.30pm until the conclusion of the Committee meetings.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

Resumption

The Council meeting resumed at 9.53 pm with Councillor Hassarati absent.

 

 

General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 17

SUBJECT: Draft Budget and Management Plan 2008 - 2011

138

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

 

1.   adopt for the purpose of public exhibition, the Draft Budget for the year to 30 June 2008 to 2011, Draft Management Plan for 2008 to 2011 and Draft Fees and Charges 2008/9 subject to the Ward Capital Works Program being increased to $45,000 per Ward.

 

2.   proceed to public exhibition as per the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

 

  1. following public exhibition, the Draft Management Plan, Draft Budget and Draft Fees and Charges together with any submissions received, be considered at the Council meeting to be held on 16 June 2008.

 

  1. A report be submitted in relation to Council’s fleet costs, including comparative information with other councils.

 

  1. congratulate the staff on the excellent Draft Budget and Draft Management Plan for 2008 to 2011.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 10.18 pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 19 May, 2008, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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