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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

3 May 2010, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 3 May 2010

 

Minutes

 

 

 

PRESENT: Councillor W. Gaffney (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor S. Forrest,

Councillor I. Longbottom, 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, Manager – Development Assessment, and Office Manger Corporate Services.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

 

 

APOLOGIES                                                     

An apology was received from Councillor Brooks-Horn.

115

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Smith that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Forrest, 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 General Manager.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

116

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, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

 

Margaret Radford – 26 Huxtable Ave Lane Cove North – raised questions regarding the delay in the proposed traffic light installation at Mowbray Rd, Beaconsfield Rd, and Ralston St and advised of damage caused by recent storm in Huxtable Ave, suggesting drainage in the area be assessed.

 

Ken Ebeling – 24 River Rd West Lane Cove – expressed concern at the proposal for a pool to be constructed at 26 River Rd W est, specifically in the stability it may cause due to the cave formation under the property.

 

Ron Gornall – Mafeking Ave Lane Cove – expressed concern regarding dog walking in public areas and requested signage for bushland reserves.

 

Deborah Hill – Chamber of Commerce Lane Cove –expressed concern at the proposed car parking charges in the Lane Cove Market Square carpark and requested 3 hours free parking.

 

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

117

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 19 APRIL 2010

118

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 April 2010 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

119

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 April 2010 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 6

SUBJECT: Citizenship Ceremony - 19 May 2010

120

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Palmer that Councillor Tudge attend the Citizenship Ceremony on 19th May 2010 and speak to the new Citizens about local government.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Notices of Motion

 

Notice of Motion No. 4

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Anzac Day Service

 

MOTION

A motion was moved by Councillors Longbottom and Bennison that the Lane Cove ANZAC Day service in future be held at the Cenotaph, either beside the Lane Cove Library or in the Plaza, and not in the Cove Room. If there is a need for a change in venue then the Council and the RSL Sub-Branch be consulted regarding the change.

 

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

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Longbottom and Smith (Total 3).

Against the Motion were Councillors Forrest, Gaffney, Mcilroy, Palmer and Tudge (Total 5).

 

 

Procedural Motion

121

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Tudge that Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 21, Air Quality Monitoring Stations, be brought forward and dealt with at this time.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 21

SUBJECT: Air Quality Monitoring Stations

122

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

1.         Write to Connector Motorways regarding the removal of the air quality monitoring stations and rehabilitation of the two sites in the Lane Cove Municipality as per the lease agreement.

2.         Thank Dr Kearney for his assistance and expert advice regarding the air quality monitoring stations and his persistent efforts in seeking the filtration of the Lane Cove Tunnel.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Forrest, 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. 27

SUBJECT: Draft Budget and Management Plan 2010 - 2013

123

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

1.    Council adopt for the purpose of public exhibition, the Draft Budget for the year to 30 June 2010 to 2013, Draft Management Plan for 2010 to 2013 and Draft Fees and Charges 2010/11;

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

3.    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 21 June 2010.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Matter Arising

124

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Bennison that a report on the cost to Council of reducing the Lane Cove Market Square car parking fee to $2.00 for the 3rd hour be submitted to the Council meeting on 21 June 2010.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Matter Arising

125

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gaffney that a 5 year trend analysis be included in future budgets, utilising historical data, an end of year forecast for the current year, and the budget forecast.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

The Mayor adjourned the Council Meeting at 8:08pm to allow the commencement of the Services and Resources Committee and the Planning and Building Committee. 

 

The Mayor opened the Committee Meetings and adjourned them for 10 minutes.

 

RESUMPTION

 

The Council Meeting resumed at 8.08pm.

 


 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 29

SUBJECT: Inquiry Into the Effects of Grafitti on Public Infrastructure

126

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Palmer that Council provide a submission to the NSW Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee on Public Works inquiry into the effect of graffiti on public infrastructure.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 30

SUBJECT: Goods and Services Tax Certificate of Compliance

127

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Smith that the Certificate of Compliance for Council’s GST obligations, as shown attached as AT-1, be signed by the Mayor, one other Councillor, the General Manager, and the Responsible Accounting Officer for the period 1 May 2009 to 30 April 2010.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 20

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Golf Course - Strategic Review

128

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

1.         Council receive and note the report.

2.         Council proceed with undertaking a strategic review of the Country Club facility, other nearby community facilities, and the golf course to identify opportunities to provide a more viable sporting/cultural type development than what currently exists.

3.         Staff report back to Council with the outcome of the strategic review.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 16

SUBJECT: Library Fitout Progress Report No 8

129

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Forrest that Council receive and note this Report.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:12pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 17th May 2010, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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