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Minutes

Extraordinary Meeting of Council

4 July 2012, 6:34pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Extraordinary Meeting of Council 4 July 2012

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: Stephen Blackadder of Blackadder Associates.

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Mr Blackadder.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

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:-

 

Recruitment and Appointment of the General Manager for Lane Cove Council

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the matter will involve the discussion of personnel matters concerning a particular individual; AND the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret; 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 the report outlines the proposed candidates for the position of General Manager.

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

CLOSED COMMITTEE

159

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

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, Longbottom, Mcilroy, Palmer, Smith, Tudge and Gaffney (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Closed Committee commenced at 6.36pm.† The public and media left the chamber.

 

Open Council resumed at 10.26pm.† The public and media were invited into the chamber.

 


 

Confidential Items

 

Mr Blackadder read the recommendations of the Item considered in Closed Committee prior to Councilís consideration:-

 

Recruitment and Appointment of the General Manager for Lane Cove Council

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the matter will involve the discussion of personnel matters concerning a particular individual; AND the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret; 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 the report outlines the proposed candidates for the position of General Manager.

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

1. † The report to the Extraordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 4 July 2012 in Closed Council in relation to the recruitment and appointment of a General Manager for Lane Cove Council be received and noted;

2. † The preferred candidate selected by Council in Closed Committee be appointed as the General Manager for Lane Cove on a five (5) year performance-based contract at the recommended remuneration package;

3. † That no public announcement of the name of the successful candidate be made until the Mayor has obtained written acceptance of the offer from the preferred candidate;

4. † That the Employment Contract between the appointee and the Council be executed under the Common Seal of the Council; and

5. † That the recruitment panel consisting of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor Bennison, assisted by Mr Blackadder, be thanked.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 10.28pm

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 16 July 2012, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

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