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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

15 August 2011, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 15 August 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, and Director  – Major Projects.

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Pastor Simon Ambler of Christian City 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:

Mayoral Minute No. 2

SUBJECT: Performance Review of the General Manager

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 public interest by reason of the foregoing and as the report contains personal information concerning the performance of staff.

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

CLOSED COMMITTEE

277

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

1.      Resolve into Closed Committee to consider the business identified above.

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 Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Forrest, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith and Tudge (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Closed Committee commenced at 6.42pm.  The public and media left the chamber.

Open Council resumed at 6.55pm.  The public and media were invited into the chamber.

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.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil


CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

The General Manger read the recommendations of the Item/s considered in Closed Committee prior to Council’s consideration:

 

Mayoral Minute No. 2

SUBJECT: Performance Review of the General Manager

278

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

1.            Endorse the very satisfactory Performance Review of the General Manager, Mr Brown and his high level of performance.

2.            Endorse the General Manager’s Performance Agreement 2011/12.

 

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).

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

279

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge 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

Diana Hallowes, 29A Johnston Crescent, in opposition to the rezoning of the Mowbray Precinct to R4, and requesting Council to suspend consideration of development applications until the completion of the reviews relating to the rezoning.

 

Doug Cox, 66 Gordon Crescent, requesting Council to suspend consideration of development applications until the completion of the reviews relating to the rezoning of the Mowbray Precinct to R4 and requesting Council lobby the government on the matter.

 

Brian McDonald 46 Gordon Crescent, in relation to expansion of matters under consideration as part of the Appeals on the applications in the rezoned Mowbray Road Precinct.

 

Kylie Bryden-Smith 31A Johnston Crescent,  in relation to expansion of matters under consideration as part of the Appeals on the applications in the rezoned Mowbray Road Precinct and requesting Council lobby the government on the matter.

 

Frances Vissel, Stringybark Creek Residents Association in opposition to the rezoning of the Mowbray Precinct to R4, and requesting Council to suspend consideration of development applications until the completion of the reviews relating to the rezoning.

 


 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

280

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy 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 - 1 AUGUST 2011

281

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Smith and Mcilroy that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 1 August 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).

282

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Smith that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 1 August 2011 be confirmed.

 

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. 15

SUBJECT: Council and Committee Meeting Schedule September 2011

283

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Mcilroy and Palmer that the Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for September 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. 16

SUBJECT: STREET LIGHT MAINTENANCE

284

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

1.                  Council write to Ausgrid advising that yet again there are lights in Figtree Street, Barwon and Centennial down to Burns Bay Road, which are not currently operating and maintenance is required urgently. Further that there is a light that is permanently on in Morrice Street requiring attention.

2.                  Council also supports the retention of the night crew and acknowledges their major contribution in providing prompt maintenance for Street Lighting in Lane Cove.  

 

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).

 


 

Notices of Motion

 

Notice of Motion No. 15

SUBJECT: Aboriginal Art Exhibition

 

MOTION

A motion was moved by Councillors Bennison and Smith that:-

1.   A task force be established to report back to Council by the last meeting of 2011 on the feasibility of staging an Aboriginal Art Exhibition in Lane Cove including information and recommendations on, but not limited to:-

·     Timing;

·     Funding;

·     Location;

·     Exhibitions;

·     Artists;

·     Prize Money; and

·     Marketing.

2.   The task force representation consists of Councillor Bennison, the Mayor, appropriate Council staff and a Centrehouse representative.

 

FORESHADOWED MOTION

Councillor Palmer and Tudge that Council not proceed with an Aboriginal Art Exhibition in the form proposed.

285

Upon being put to the meeting the Motion was declared carried.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Gaffney, Longbottom, Mcilroy and Smith (Total 6).

Against the Motion were Councillors Forrest, Palmer and Tudge (Total 3).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Matter Arising

286

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Smith that Councillor Mcilroy also be on the Taskforce.

 

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. 17

SUBJECT: Meeting House Redevelopment Progress Report

287

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and Tudge that the report 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. 36

SUBJECT: Revised Purchasing Policy Incorporating Sustainability Principles

288

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Tudge and Mcilroy that Council adopt the revised Purchasing Policy incorporating sustainability principles dated 15 August 2011 and included as AT-1 subject to the 7th objective being amended to read. “Prefers local suppliers and manufacturers”.

 

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. 11

SUBJECT: Richard Street, Greenwich - Request to Purchase Road Reserve

289

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Forrest that Councillors Palmer and Forrest that Council defer the matter for an inspection by Councillors at the next Inspection Committee.

 

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 Report No. 24

SUBJECT: Roads to Recovery Program

290

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

1.    Call on the Federal Government to:-

a)    Recognise the successful delivery of the Roads to Recovery Program by local government since 2000;

b)    Continue the Roads to Recovery Program on a permanent basis to assist local government meet its responsibilities of providing access for its communities;

c)    Continue the Roads to Recovery Program with the current administrative arrangement; and

d)    Provide an increased level of funding under a future Roads to Recovery Program that recognises the shortfall of funding on local roads of $1.2 billion annually.

2.     Write to ALGA to the Prime Minister, Head of the Opposition, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, opposition spokesperson for Transport and The Hon. Joe Hockey, M.P. to advise them of resolution of 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).

 


 

Corporate Services Division Report No. 34

SUBJECT: iPhone Application - Parking, Access and Services

291

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

1.            The report be received and noted; and

2.            Council staff be congratulated on their work and thank Lane Cove ALIVE and Lane Cove Chamber of Commerce for their efforts.

 

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 8.34 pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 5 September 2011, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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