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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

17 May 2010, 6:44pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 17 May 2010

 

Minutes

 

 

 

PRESENT: Councillor W. Gaffney (Chair), Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor S. Forrest, 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, and Office Manager – Corporate Services.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Councillor Smith declared a pecuniary interest in Human Services Division Report No. 22, Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre, as her nephew is currently employed by Blufit Pty Ltd who run the Centre.  She indicated she would not discuss or vote on the item.

 

 

APOLOGIES                                                     

Apologies be received on behalf of Councillor S. Bennison and Councillor I. Longbottom.

130

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Smith and Brooks-Horn that the apologies be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Steven Pym of Greenwich Presbyterian Church.

 

  

Confidential Items

 

Pursuant to section 10A(4), the public were invited to make representations to the council meeting before any part of the meeting is closed, as to whether that part of the meeting should be closed to consider:

 

Human Services Division Report No. 20

SUBJECT: Possums Corner Child Care Centre Financial Assistance Interim Report

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the matter will involve the discussion of personnel matters concerning a particular individual; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest by reason of the foregoing and because financial assistance is used by some organisations for the employment of individual staff.

 

No members of the public made representations.

 


 

PROCEDURAL MOTION

131

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

                         

1.       Resolve into Closed Committee to consider business identified, together with any late reports tabled at the meeting.

                

2.       Pursuant to section 10A(1)-(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, the media and public be excluded from the meeting on the basis that the business to be considered is classified confidential under the provisions of section 10A(2) as outlined above.

                

3.       The correspondence and reports relevant to the subject business be withheld from access to the media and public as required by section 11(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council moved into Closed Committee at 6:48pm.  The public and media left the chamber.

 

Closed Committee commenced.

 

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

 

Human Services Division Report No. 20

SUBJECT: Possums Corner Child Care Centre Financial Assistance Interim Report

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the matter will involve the discussion of personnel matters concerning a particular individual; it further being considered that discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest by reason of the foregoing and because financial assistance is used by some organisations for the employment of individual staff.

 

RECOMMENDATION OF CLOSED COMMITTEE

That Council:-

1.    Receive and note the Report;

2.    Waive the lease fees for Possums Corner in 2009/10 and 2010/11; and

3.    Receive a further Report in February 2011.

 

 


 

PROCEDURAL MOTION

132

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Mcilroy that Council move out of Closed Committee and into Open Council.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 

The meeting moved into Open Council at 6:57pm.

 

CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

The following recommendations in Closed Committee were read to the meeting by the General Manager, prior to being adopted:

 

 

Human Services Division Report No. 20

SUBJECT: Possums Corner Child Care Centre Financial Assistance Interim Report

133

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

1.    Receive and note the Report;

2.    Waive the lease fees for Possums Corner in 2009/10 and 2010/11; and

3.    Receive a further Report in February 2011. Corner in February 2011.

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

134

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 Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 7).

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

 

Ken Ebeling – 24 River Rd West Lane Cove – expressed concerns regarding the failure to install a bollard in front of his property.

 

Sally Wooding – 69 Northwood Rd – speaking in opposition of the development applications for 71 Northwood Rd and 11 Kelly’s Esplanade and requesting Council inspect the site.

 

Lachlan Davis – 69 Northwood Rd – speaking with regards to the impacts of development at 11 Kelly’s Esplanade and requesting Council inspect the site.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 3 MAY 2010

135

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 3 May 2010 be received.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

136

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 3 May 2010 be confirmed.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 7

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - June 2010

137

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Smith that the Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for June 2010 be adopted.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 28

SUBJECT: 3rd Quarter Review of the 2009 - 2012 Management Plan

138

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Smith that the 3rd Quarter Review of the Management Plan 2009 – 2012 be received and noted.

 

 

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 31

SUBJECT: Determination of Local Goverment Remuneration Tribunal for Councillor Fees

MOTION

 

A Motion was moved by Councillors Gaffney and Forrest that Council increase the fee to be paid to the Mayor and Councillors for 2010/2011 by 3%.

 

Foreshadowed Motion

 

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Tudge that Council increase the fee to be paid to the Mayor and Councillors for 2010/2011 by 2.6%.

139

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Mcilroy, Smith (Total 5).

Against the Motion Palmer and Tudge (Total 2).

 

 

The Foreshadow motion lapsed.

 

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 32

SUBJECT: 3rd Quarter Review of the 2009 - 2010 Budget

140

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the 2009 - 2010 Budget be varied in terms of this report.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 17

SUBJECT: ShoreFest 2010 - Youth Week Music Festival

141

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

1.   Receive and note the Report;

2.   Support Shorefest in 2011 and other future similar youth related initiatives that focus on music and entertainment;

  1. Send a sustainability team to Shorefest 2011; and
  2. Thank Lane Cove Rotary for their involvement in Shorefest 2010 and encourage their support of the festival in 2011.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 


 


Human Services Division Report No. 21

SUBJECT: Library Fitout Progress Report No 9

142

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

1.   Council receive and note the Report; and

2.   Jennifer Bice and Jane Gornall be congratulated on their Citizenship Award.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Smith exited the Chamber at 7:25pm.

 

Human Services Division Report No. 22

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre

143

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

1.   Council receive and note the Report.

2.   The Lane Cove Aquatic Centre be congratulated for achieving the 4th highest score for aquatic safety compliance in Australia.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Mcilroy, Palmer, and Tudge (Total 7).

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Smith returned to the Chamber at 7:26pm.

 

 

Procedural Motion

144

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Brooks-Horn that the Services and Resources Committee agenda items be considered at the Council Meeting.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF Services and Resources - 3 MAY 2010

145

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Services and Resources held on the 3rd May 2010 be received.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

146

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Services and Resources held on the 3rd May 2010 be confirmed.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 33

SUBJECT: Statement of Investments as at 30 April 2010

147

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Smith that the report “Statement of Investments as at 30 April 2010” be received and noted.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 34

SUBJECT: Legal Expenses for April 2010

148

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Mcilroy that the Legal Expenses for April 2010 be received and noted.

 

 

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

Against the Motion Nil (Total 0).

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 7:29pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 7th June 2010, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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