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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

18 July 2011, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 18 July 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, 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 – Facilities, Manager – Strategic Planning, Strategic Planner and Office Manager – Corporate Services.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Councillor Smith declared a pecuniary interest in Human Services Division Report No. 10, Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Tender - Results Of Direct Negotiation Phase, as her nephew is currently employed by Bluefit Pty Ltd, the existing operator of the Centre.  She indicated she would not discuss or vote on the item.

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Eric Percival of St Giles Anglican 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

230

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, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Guy Hallows, 29A Johnston Crescent, expressing concern with proposed developments in the Stringybark Creek precinct and the proposed Land and Environment Court cases.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

231

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 20 JUNE 2011

232

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Smith and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 June 2011 be received.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

233

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Smith and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 June 2011 be confirmed subject to Min No. 218 being amended to read “that Council liaise with the current provider to obtain statistics regarding the utilisation of Lane Cove’s car share service and that such provision of statistics form part of the essential terms of the agreement”.

 

For the For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Order Of The Day No. 12

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule August 2011

234

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Order Of The Day No. 13

SUBJECT: Report on 2011 National General Assembly of Local Government held in Canberra on 19-22 June 2011

235

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Mcilroy that the report on the National General Assembly of Local Government held in Canberra on 19-22 June be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Order of the Day No. 14

SUBJECT: ATTENDANCE AT FALL ZERO COURSE

236

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Mcilroy that Councillor Palmer and John Baxter,  Access Committee Member, attend the LGSA ‘Fall Zero’ Learning Solutions Course on the 25 July 2011.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Palmer briefed Council on the Asset Management and Long Term Financial Planning workshop she attended and tabled the reference material provided.


 

Notices of Motion

 

Notice of Motion No. 11

SUBJECT: Funding for Local Government to Make Existing Council Buildings and Public Spaces More Accessible for People with Disability

237

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

1.   Council submit a motion to the 2011 Local Government Association Conference requesting the Association make representations to the State government for special funding for Local Government in order to make local buildings and public spaces more accessible for people with a disability to meet the new standards for access to premises;

2.   A report come back to Council detailing which Council owned buildings and public             spaces do not comply with the new standards; and

3.   Subject to the receipt of 2., Council write to the NSW Premier and to the Minister for Disability Services, Mr Andrew Constance seeking funding for Local Government in order to make existing Council buildings and public spaces more accessible for people with disability to meet the new standards for access to premises.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notice of Motion No. 12

SUBJECT: Local Government Association Conference Motions - Personal Matters

238

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

1.     Write to the Hon. Don Page, Minister for Local Government, seeking a review of s10A of the Local Government Act 1993; and

2.     Submit a motion to the 2011 Local Government Association Conference seeking support for a review of these provisions of the Act.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

General Managers Reports

 

General Managers Report No. 14

SUBJECT: Monthly Review for May / June 2011

239

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Smith that the information be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Corporate Services Division Reports

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 26

SUBJECT: Local Government Association Annual Conference

240

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

1.   Appoint Councillor Bennison, Gaffney and Palmer as voting delegates at the Local Government Association Annual Conference and approve the attendance of all Councillors wishing to attend;

2.   Endorse the following motion:-

a.   That the Local Government Association call upon the State Government to amend the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 to include a proviso that if the Workers Compensation claim is successfully disputed all payments made during the “Provisional” acceptance of the claim be excluded from future premium calculations or be reimbursed by the person who made the claim; and

3.   Give consideration to further motions for the 2011 Local Government Association Conference at the Council Meeting on 1 August 2011.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 31

SUBJECT: Tender for the Provision of Legal Services

241

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

1.      Council accepts the tenders of Mardens, Pikes Lawyers, Matthews Folbigg, Storey and Gough and Schmidt-Liermann and appoint them to its Legal Panel for a term of 4 years; and 

2.      The General Manager be authorised to enter into agreement with these firms.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Reports

 

Open Space and Urban Services Division Report No. 21

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held Tuesday 21 June 2011

242

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Smith that the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee held Tuesday 21 June 2011 be adopted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 25

SUBJECT: DCP Draft Amendment 2 for Exhibition

243

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

1.   Adopt the DCP Draft Amendment 2, (Parts A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, J, M, O, Q and Attachments to the DCP) for public exhibition as shown in AT-3;

2.   Exhibit the DCP Draft Amendment 2 for a period of 6 weeks in accordance with the Consultation Strategy outlined in the report; and

3.   Receive a further report outlining the submissions received. 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Smith left the meeting, the time being 8:22pm

 

Human Services Division Reports

 

Human Services Division Report No. 10

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Tender - Results of Direct Negotiation Phase

244

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

1.      The tender for the management of the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre be awarded to Bluefit Pty Ltd for an amount of $560,000 exclusive of GST for a period of 10 years, with two possible 5 year extensions at Council’s discretion, with rent reviews to be undertaken every 5 years; and

2.      The General Manager be authorised to enter into the contract and lease.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent was Councillor Smith (Total 1).

 

Councillor Ann Smith returned to the meeting, the time being 8:31pm.

 

Human Services Division Report No. 11

SUBJECT: SWITCH 2011: Innovative, Inspired, Intuitive. The Digital World of Public Libraries

245

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Brooks-Horn that Councillor Win Gaffney attend the NSW Metropolitan Public Libraries Association Conference, SWITCH 2011: Innovative, Inspired, Intuitive. The Digital World of Public Libraries to be held at SMC, Sydney 20 November to 22 November 2011.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Human Services Division Report No. 12

SUBJECT: Lane Cove Art Gallery Space

246

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

1.      Council’s 2011/12 Budget for the Lane Cove Community Centre be increased to $510,000 to include funding for the Lane Cove Art Gallery Space project;

2.      Tenders be called for the Lane Cove Art Gallery Space project; and

3.      A business plan for the operation of the gallery be provided to assist Council in the assessment of the tenders.

 

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

Against the Motion was Councillor Mcilroy (Total 1).

 

Matter Arising

SUBJECT: DRAFT MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT – LANE COVE ART GALLERY

247

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Smith that the Draft Management Agreement for the running of the Art Gallery by Centrehouse be provided to Council.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:43pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 1 August 2011, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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