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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

21 February 2011, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 21 February 2011

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor W. Gaffney (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor S. Forrest, Councillor I. Longbottom, Councillor K. Mcilroy, Councillor P. Palmer 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: Nil

 

APOLOGIES                                                     

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor Smith.

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, 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 Fr Martin Maunsell of St Michael’s Catholic Church.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

The Mayor advised those present that the Meeting was being webcast.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

27

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Mcilroy 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, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer and Tudge (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Brian McDonald – 46 Gordon Crescent – expressing concern regarding the JRPP process in relation to developments in Mowbray Rd.

Kerry Nash – Consultant for 22 Wallace St Greenwich –  objecting to the proposed height of the development of 24 Wallace St Greenwich.

Neil Lawrence – 20 Wallace St Greenwich – opposing the proposed development of 24 Wallace St Greenwich due to its size, scale and negative impact on the heritage area.

Patricia John – 2 Mitchell St Greenwich – expressing concerns with the development process and recommending Council view the property and its proposed size/scale.

Sarah Hatton – 22 Wallace St – objecting to the proposed development of 24 Wallace St Greenwich citing its negative affect on their amenity and the character of the neighbourhood.

Roger Bell – 22 Wallace St – Opposing the proposed development of 24 Wallace St citing its negative impact on neighbouring heritage properties, the character of the neighbourhood, and the future of the heritage conservation area.  Suggesting Council visit the site to view the height and scale of the proposed structure.

Greg Carroll – 24 Wallace St, Greenwich – Supporting the proposed development of 24 Wallace St, Greenwich, outlining the process undertaken to accommodate the surrounding neighbourhood.

Collette Carroll – 24 Wallace St, Greenwich – Requesting approval to retain the trafficable deck at the front of the property in its new form. 

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

28

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Procedural Motion

29

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Tudge that Environmental Services Division Report No. 520 regarding 24 Wallace St, Greenwich be brought forward and dealt with at this time.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

30

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Longbottom that Standing Orders be suspended.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

The applicant for the proposed development of 24 Wallace St, Greenwich was asked a question regarding a site inspection of the premises.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

31

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION REPORT NO. 520

SUBJECT: 24 Wallace Street, Greenwich

32

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Tudge that the matter be deferred to a site inspection and that site poles be erected.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 7 FEBRUARY 2011

33

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 7 February 2011 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 7 February 2011 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Orders Of The Day

 

ORDER OF THE DAY NO. 2

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - March 2011 

35

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Brooks-Horn that the Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for March 2011 be adopted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

ORDER OF THE DAY NO. 3

SUBJECT: Leave of Absence 

36

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gaffney and Mcilroy a leave of absence be granted to Councillor Tudge for the Councils Meetings scheduled for 21 March 2011 and 4 April 2011.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

CORPORATE SERVICES DIVISION REPORT NO. 5

SUBJECT: 2nd Quarter Review of the Management Plan 2010 - 2013

37

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Forrest and Mcilroy that the 2nd Quarter Review of the Management Plan 2010-2013 be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CORPORATE SERVICES DIVISION REPORT NO. 6

SUBJECT: One Association Draft Constitution

38

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

1.      Councillors send their comments through to the Manager – Governance regarding the Draft Constitution for the Local Government Association of NSW and Shires Association of NSW forming One Association; and

2.      A report come back to Council on the 7th March 2011.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CORPORATE SERVICES DIVISION REPORT NO. 8

SUBJECT: 2nd Quarter Review of the 2010 - 2011 Budget

39

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Palmer that the 2010 – 2011 Budget be varied as follows:-

 

AAS 27 Format

Original Budget
2010-2011

Sept 2010
Review

Dec 2010
Review

Revised Budget
2010-2011

Expense from Continuing Operations

 $32,208,009

 $200,846

 $673,103

 $33,081,958

Revenue from Continuing Operations

 $31,266,088

 $ 97,000

 $680,005

 $32,073,093

Surplus/ (Deficit)

 $(941,921)

 $(103,846)

 $ 36,902

 $(1,008,865)

Capital Grants & Contributions

 $2,068,712

 $ 45,000

 $160,000

 $ 2,273,712

Surplus/(Deficit)

 $1,126,791

 $(58,846)

 $196,902

 $1,264,847

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Tudge that the Services and Resources Committee items be brought forward into Open Council and be dealt with as the last item.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer 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. 4

SUBJECT: Draft Signage Strategy

41

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

1.      The amended Signage Strategy shown attached as AT-1 and dated February 2011 be adopted; and

2.      Council advise the persons who lodged submissions of the outcome.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION REPORT NO. 3

SUBJECT: Delegated Authority Report - January 2011

42

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

  

 

SERVICES AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE

 

CORPORATE SERVICES DIVISION REPORT NO. 7

SUBJECT: Statement of Investments as at 31 January 2011

43

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Gaffney that the report “Statement of Investments as at 31st January 2011” be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

CORPORATE SERVICES DIVISION REPORT NO. 9

SUBJECT: Legal Expenses for December 2010 and January 2011

44

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Mcilroy that the Legal Expenses for December 2010 and January 2011 be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:15pm

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 7th March 2011, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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