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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

6 October 2009 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 6 October 2009

 

Minutes

 

 

 

PRESENT: Councillor W. Gaffney (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor I. Longbottom, Councillor K. Mcilroy, Councillor P.Palmer, Councillor A. Smith and Councillor R. Tudge.

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Acting Executive Manager - Corporate Services, Executive Manager - Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager - Human Services, Acting Manager – Development Assessment, Director Major Projects and Chief Executive Secretary.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Nil.

 

APOLOGIES

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor S. Forrest,

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Bennison that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith 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 Rev Geoff Leader.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

315

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

The following persons addressed Council:-

 

Paul Gibbs 20 Lane Cove Plaza in support of  limiting free parking in Lane Cove Market Square to 2 hours for the initial period.

 

Paul Burrows 22 Gore Street Greenwich supporting approval for a 4m width veranda on the building at 22 Gore Street.

 

Simon Honan 24 Gore Street Greenwich opposed a 4m width for the veranda at 22 Gore Street claiming it would impinge on his privacy.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

316

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Bennison that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 21 SEPTEMBER 2009

317

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Tudge that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 21 September 2009 be received.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

318

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Tudge that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 21 September 2009 be confirmed.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Reports Of Committees

 

Report Of Committees No. 40

SUBJECT: Report on Inspection Committee 26 September 2009

319

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Tudge that the report be received, noted and Council determine the application.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Referred Reports FROM Inspection Committee 26 September 2009

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 239

SUBJECT: 22 Gore Street, Greenwich

 

MOTION

 

A motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Tudge that pursuant to the provisions of Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended, the request to delete Condition 3 of the development consent D32/09 granted on 4 May 2009 for the demolition of existing decks and construction of roofed steel framed decks on Lot 2, DP 230777 and known as 22 Gore Street, Greenwich be refused for the following reasons:-

 

1.         Privacy is considered to be an issue and the proposed elevated decks should not exceed the 3m Code requirement width.

 

2.         Any increase in the width of the decks over 3m is considered to adversely impact on the amenity of the adjoining dwelling houses and set an undesirable precedent.

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

 

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Bennison and Longbottom that pursuant to the provisions of Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended, the request to delete Condition 3 of the development consent D32/09 granted on 4 May 2009 for the demolition of existing decks and construction of roofed steel framed decks on Lot 2, DP 230777 and known as 22 Gore Street, Greenwich, be approved.

 

TIME OUT

 

Councillors Palmer and Mcilroy called for a ‘Time Out’ period of 2 minutes at 7:24pm.   The meeting resumed at 7:26pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

320

The motion was put to the meeting and declared equal.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Mcilroy, Palmer and Tudge (Total 4).

Against the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Longbottom and Smith (Total 4).

 

The Mayor exercised her casting vote and declared the motion carried.

 

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Matter Arising

321

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Tudge that Council Officers investigate the possible uses of the ‘Studio’ at 24 Gore Street, Greenwich.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 23

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Market Square - Parking Strategy

 

MOTION

 

A motion was moved by Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Council:-

 

1.   Adopt the strategy outlined in the report to implement paid parking within the Lane Cove Market Square development;

 

2.   Endorse for the purpose of public exhibition the following paid parking fee structure:-

0-3 hours                                                                                    Free;

3-4 hours                                                                                    $ 4.50;

4-5 hours                                                                                    $ 6.00;

5-6 hours                                                                                    $15.00;

Over 6 hours with multiple entries per day                                $40.00; and

 

3.   Subject to no objection being received Council adopt the fees and charges, should objection be received a further report be submitted to Council.

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

 

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Tudge and Mcilroy that Council:-

 

1.   Adopt the strategy outlined in the report to implement paid parking within the Lane Cove Market Square development;

 

2.   Endorse for the purpose of public exhibition the following paid parking fee structure:-

 

0-2 hours                                                                                    Free;

2-3 hours                                                                                    $ 4.50;

3-4 hours                                                                                    $ 6.00;

4-5 hours                                                                                    $15.00;

5 up to a maximum of 6 hours continuous stay per day           $20.00

Over 6 hours with multiple entries per day                                $40.00; and

 

3.   Subject to no objection being received Council adopt the fees and charges, should objection be received a further report be submitted to Council.

 

 

The motion was put to the Meeting and declared equal.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Longbottom and Smith (Total 4).

Against the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Mcilroy, Palmer and Tudge (Total 4).

 

The Mayor exercised a casting vote against the motion and the motion was declared lost.

 

 

The Foreshadowed Motion became the motion and was put to the meeting.

 

 

 

 

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For the Motion were Councillors Gaffney, Mcilroy, Palmer and Tudge (Total 4).

Against the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn Longbottom and Smith (Total 4).

 

The Mayor exercised her casting vote and declared the motion carried.

 

Matter Arising

323

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Bennison that a further report on the matter be submitted to the 1st Council meeting in February 2010.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Smith and Tudge (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Councillor Palmer (Total 1).

 

General Managers Report No. 24

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Market Square Status Report

324

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Tudge that the Lane Cove Market Square status report be received and noted.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 52

SUBJECT: Pecuniary Interest Returns 2009

325

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Council note the tabling of Pecuniary Interest Returns of councillors and designated persons lodged prior to 30 September 2009.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 53

SUBJECT: 19th National Town Crier Championships

326

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Council send a letter of congratulations to Mr Wallace for winning the Seniors Section of 19th National Town Crier Championships.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

327

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that Mr Wallace also be congratulated during the Citizenship Ceremony to be held on 14 October 2009.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 54

SUBJECT: Independent Public Inquiry Sydney's Long Term Public Transport Plan

328

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Tudge that Council note the priorities identified by NSROC members and support a submission by Council to the Independent Public Inquiry Sydney's Long Term Public Transport Plan based on these priorities as well as local issues.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 39

SUBJECT: Walk Against Warming 2009

329

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

 

1.         Promote Walk Against Warming through the website, sustainability e-newsletter, the distribution of posters and flyers, a media release, and by offering to display a banner.

 

2.         Provide financial support of $500 for this event.

 

3.         Participate in this event under Council’s sustainability banner.

 

4.         Notify the Nature Conservation Council of the decision.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 41

SUBJECT: Sydney Food Summit

330

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

 

1.         Support the Sydney Food Summit by sending staff representative/s to the event.

 

2.         Notify the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance of the decision.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 7:52pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 19 October 2009, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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