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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

3 November 2008 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 3 November 2008

 

Minutes

 

 

 

PRESENT: Councillor I. Longbottom (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor S.Forrest, Councillor W. Gaffney, Councillor K. Mcilroy, Councillor P.Palmer, Councillor A. Smith 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’s Secretary.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Nil.

 

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

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

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

356

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith 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.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Ms Monika Graham, a visiting Councillor from the United Kingdom, spoke to Council briefly regarding the differences between her Council and Lane Cove Council.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

357

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

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 20 OCTOBER 2008

358

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 October 2008 be received.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

359

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 October 2008 be confirmed.

 

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 25

SUBJECT: Meeting in the Plaza - 29 November 2008

360

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that Councillors Tudge and Bennison attend the “Meeting in the Plaza – Saturday 29 November 2008”.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

ORDER OF THE DAY

SUBJECT: COUNCIL COMMITTEES

 

361

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

 

1.      Councillor Smith replace Councillor Tudge on the Bushland Management Advisory Committee.    

 

2.      Councillor Palmer be the Alternate Councillor on the Lane Cove Access Committee.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Procedural Motion

362

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

 

1.                  Councillor Mcilroy attend the Integrating Sustainability in Local Government: “What are the implications for governance, strategy and practice” Seminar on 24th and 25th November 2008.

 

2.                  Councillors be given a report on the Seminar by Councillor Mcilroy.

 

 

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 66

SUBJECT: Presentation of Annual Financial Reports - Year Ended 30 June 2008

 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

363

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Standing Orders be suspended to allow Council’s auditor, Mr Dennis Banicevic from PriceWaterhouseCoopers to address Council.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Mr Dennis Banicevic from PriceWaterhouseCoopers Auditors addressed Council regarding Council’s financial reports.  

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

364

RESOLVED on the motion of  Councillors Mcilroy and Tudge that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

365

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that:-

 

1.                  Council receive the Annual Financial Reports together with the Auditors Report for the Year ended 30 June 2008.

 

2.                  The Executive Manager Corporate Services, the Financial Controller and their staff be thanked for this work on the Financial Reporting.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 67

SUBJECT: Electoral Funding Disclosure Requirements

366

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that the report be received and noted.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 36

SUBJECT: Street Lighting  - Energy Australia Proposal to Increase Costs

367

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

 

1.      The information contained in this report on public lighting be received and that Council takes steps to support joint Council efforts to:

·           challenge proposed price increases by Energy Australia;

·           secure appropriate funding support for lighting;

·           secure improvements in pricing and service regulation;

·           ensure that the future governance model for street lighting in NSW is comprehensively reviewed.

2.      Council inform the community of the proposed Energy Australia price increases and likely impacts on Council’s annual budgets as outlined in the consultation strategy in this report.

3.       Council write to the Local Government and Shires Association requesting they submit a Freedom Of Information application to the  State Government to gain information regarding the reasons for such an increase.

4.       Council write to the Ombudsman requesting an investigation into this increase in costs.

5.       Council write to the State Local Member of Parliament requesting that the matter be raised in Parliament.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 63

SUBJECT: Draft Advertising and Signage Development Control Plan

368

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

 

1.   Receive and note this report;

 

2.   Forward a copy of the Draft Advertising & Signage Development Control Plan to the Minister for Planning for information;

 

3.   Give public notice advertising commencement of the plan as required.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 64

SUBJECT: Delegated Authority Report - September 2008

369

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

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 14

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

370

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

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0)

 

Procedural Motion

371

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Gaffney that the items from the Services and Resources Committee be brought forward and dealt with in the Council meeting.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF Services and Resources Committee Meeting - 20 OCTOBER 2008

372

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge nd Gaffney that the minutes of the Services and Resources Committee Meeting held on the 20 October 2008 be received and confirmed.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 33

SUBJECT: Monthly Review - September 2008

373

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

 

1.                  The information be received and noted.

 

2.                  The Monthly Review be placed on Council’s web site.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 37

SUBJECT: Local Traffic Committee held Tuesday 21 October 2008

374

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Tudge that Council receive and note the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held Tuesday 21 October 2008.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Longbottom, Smith, Palmer, Tudge, Forrest, Mcilroy, Brooks-Horn and Bennison (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

  

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:03pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 17 November 2008, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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MEETING FILE REF:  Document2