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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

2 March 2009 7:00pm              

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 2 March 2009

 

Minutes

 

 

 

PRESENT: Councillor I. Longbottom (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor S.Forrest, Councillor W. Gaffney, 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, Manager – Development Assessment and Chief Executive’s Secretary.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Nil.

 

APOLOGIES                                                     

An apology was received on behalf of Councillor Mcilroy.

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Brooks-Horn that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

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

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

The Mayor gave an Acknowledgement of Country.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn 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 Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

The following persons addressed Council:-

 

Patricia Quealey, 9 Robert Street, opposed the proposed height of the building and the excavation required for the Development Application at 4 Church Street.   She also requested that the width of the balcony be reduced and the rear windows be of obscure glass.

 

Mark Reiss, 2 Church Street, in support of Council’s recommendation regarding the roof height for the Development Application at 4 Church Street    He opposed the excavation required and the closeness to the property boundaries.

 

Jenny Polich, 14 Crowther Street, opposed the ceiling height in Development Application for 35 Innes Road asserting that it does not comply with the objectives of the LEP.  She also opposed the destruction of the bushland environment of the area.

 

Don Murchison regarding bushland and the Development Application for 35 Innes Road.   He also spoke in opposition to the Bicycle Plan being approved in its present form.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 16 FEBRUARY 2009

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Forrest that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 February 2009 be received.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Forrest that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 February 2009 be confirmed.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Standing Orders be Suspended to permit artist Yve Close to make a presentation to Council.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Yve Close, Artist, presented Council with a portrait of the Mayor, Councillor Ian Longbottom.

 

The Deputy Mayor accepted the portrait on behalf of Council.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Brooks-Horn that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Order Of The Day No. 3

SUBJECT: Municipal Art Collection Donation of Painting by Yve Close

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

 

1.         Note the generous gifting of the painting – Portrait of Mr Ian Longbottom, Mayor of Lane Cove from the celebrated artist Yve Close to add to the Lane Cove Municipal Art Collection.

 

2.         Send a letter expressing its appreciation to the artist Yve Close.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Order Of The Day No. 2

SUBJECT: Meeting in the Plaza - 28th March 2009

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Councillors Tudge, Forrest and Gaffney attend the Meeting in the Plaza to be held on Saturday, 28th March 2009.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Order Of The Day No. 1

SUBJECT: Petition - Flying Fox at Burns Bay Reserve, Riverview

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

 

1.   Council receive and note the petition.

 

2.   A report on options for suitable controls for the Flying Fox at Burns Bay Reserve, Riverview be prepared for Council.

 

3.   The Head Petitioner be informed of Council’s decision.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Referred Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 3

SUBJECT: 4 Church Street, Greenwich

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

 

1.         Council conduct mediation between the applicant and the objectors.

 

2.         After the mediation a report be returned to Council.  

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Notice of Motion No. 1

SUBJECT: Lloyd Rees Bandstand

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

 

1.         Council resolve to have the Lloyd Rees Bandstand assessed by Heritage Consultants for possible listing as a Heritage Item (part of  Heritage Stage 2);

 

2.         The Lloyd Rees Bandstand is assessed by Heritage Consultants as to its possible status as a Site Specific Heritage item; and

 

3.         A report which is to include a heritage report, be presented to Council.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notice of Motion No. 2

SUBJECT: Problems With High Front Guttering

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Forrest and Bennison that a report be brought to Council as to how Council can immediately amend the standard conditions of consent to explicitly ensure that all new approvals for building works involving new or replacement guttering that comply with the Building Code of Australia.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 6

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Woolworths Market Square Progress Report

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

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 10

SUBJECT: Enterprise Risk Management Policy

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that the Risk Management Policy included as Attachment 1, dated 18 February 2008, be adopted.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 1

SUBJECT: Financial Assistance Grants - Lane Cove Out of School Hours (OOSH)

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

 

  1. Council give public notice for the amount of $4,300 for the Lane Cove Out of School Hours Service, in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act, 1993.

 

  1. Subject to no objections being received,  Council grant funds for equipment for the Lane Cove Out of School Hours to the value of $4,300.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Reports Of Committees

 

Report Of Committees No. 1

SUBJECT: Report on Inspection Committee for 4 Church Street

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

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Smith, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 7:47pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 16 March 2009, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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