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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

20 May 2013. 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 20 May 2013

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor S. Bennison (Chair), Councillor K. Brent, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor S. Cheong, Councillor M. Gold, Councillor D. Karpin, and Councillor P. Palmer.

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Manager – Strategic Planning and Governance Officer.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Councillor Brooks -Horn declared a pecuniary interest in the LEP Amendment: 1-5 Birdwood Avenue Zoning – Finalisation as he is a Director of the Lane Cove Club. He indicated he would leave the meeting and not discuss or vote on the matter.

 

APOLOGIES

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor’s Strassberg and Hutchens.

Councillor Karpin indicated that he would not be present at the next meeting on 17 June 2013 and requested that a leave of absence be granted.

94

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Gold that the apologies be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Karpin, Gold and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by the General Manager.

 

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

95

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison 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, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Karpin, Gold and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Anne- Marie Sirca of Greenwich, opposed to the proposed Kingslangley Bus Bay Scheme and proposing other more cost effective options that might result in reducing the traffic problems identified in the street.

Megan Lockery of Greenwich Public School, expressing concerns regarding the proposed Kingslangley Bus Bay Scheme including possible impacts on the school and students and suggesting Council hold a workshop with key stakeholders to identify potential solutions.

Michele Simos, President of Greenwich Public School P and C Association and resident of Lane Cove, opposed to the proposed Kingslangley Bus Bay Scheme and recommending a more appropriate solution be developed in consultation with the community.

Doug Stuart of Longueville, supporting maintaining Lane Cove as an independent Council,  suggesting Council hold a community workshop on the Draft Metro Strategy for Sydney given the extension to the submission deadline and opposed to the screening of sporting events in the Lane Cove Plaza.

Christopher Vaneste of GoGet Car Share, commented on Council’s proposed budget and indicated that if the proposed parking fee for commercial car share companies is adopted the scheme may longer be able to operate in the LGA.  He requested Council defer the decision on the fee.

Susan O’Neill of Lane Cove, opposed to the screening of live sporting events in the Lane Cove Plaza indicating that it is an inappropriate use of public space and expressing concerns in relation to subsequent potential advertising in the Plaza.

Lisa Brink of Greenwich, submitting a petition of 300 objections to the proposed Kingslangley Road Bus Bay scheme collected over a period of 6 hours on Monday, 20 May 2013.

Michael O’Neil of Greenwich, opposed to the proposed Kingslangley Road Bus Bay scheme particularly the proposed extension of parking restriction timeframes outside of school drop off and pick up periods.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

96

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Palmer that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Karpin, Gold and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

97

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the Kingslangley Road Bus Bay Scheme be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Karpin, Gold and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Kingslangley Road Bus Bay Scheme

98

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

  1. Defer the scheme;
  2. Convene a meeting with stakeholders before the scheme comes back to Council, the stakeholders to include, but not be limited to:-

·      Kingslangley Road residents;

·      Greenwich Public School representatives;

·      Greenwich Public P&C representatives;

·      Ward Councillors;

·      Sydney Buses Reps; and

·      Relevant Council Staff.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Karpin, Gold and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 15 APRIL 2013

99

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 15 April 2013 be received and confirmed subject to amendments to the following references in the public forum:-

·           Wendy Stamp – was speaking on behalf of the ‘St Leonards / Wollstonecraft  Residents Association’, not Action Group;

·           Vic Chow – correct spelling Vic ‘Chau’;

·           Rob Turcini of Loftex – correct spelling Rob ‘Turchini’; and

·           Peter Clug – correct spelling Peter ‘Klug’.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Karpin, Gold and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Local Government Reforms - Sansom Review

100

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

1.   Receives and notes the Mayoral Minute;

2.   Confirm its opposition to any forced amalgamations of councils and subsequent loss of local democracy, as per the option outlined in the Samson report;

3.   Investigate on a regional basis the potential for shared services as per the model outlined in this report;

4.   Participate in the meeting with neighbouring councils on 29 May and the NSROC workshop in June 2013, to consider and develop a regional response to the proposed reforms;

5.   Council delegate authority to the Mayor and General Manager to make a contribution towards funding an independent review of the methodologies applied by TCorp in undertaking an assessment of the financial sustainability of NSW councils; and

6.   Convene a Community Forum to discuss the Samson Report.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Karpin, Gold and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

101

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the General Manager prepare a report for the next Council meeting outlining Council’s case for support of Constitutional recognition.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Karpin, Gold and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Metropolitan Mayors Association Proposal

102

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

1.    Not join of the Metropolitan Mayors’ Association (MMA); and

2.    Notify NSROC of the decision.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Karpin, Gold and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Procedural Motion

103

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the following item, ‘Lane Cove Village Structure Plan and Revision’, be dealt with ad seriatim.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Councillor Palmer (Total 1).

 

Lane Cove Village Structure Plan Update and Revision

104

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Palmer that the General Manager provide a report of all the current and past traffic studies and reports which apply to current and future developments in Lane Cove Village, including concepts developed by Council staff.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Karpin, Gold and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Councillor Gold left the meeting at 8:14pm.

Councillor Gold returned to the meeting at 8:17pm.

105

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brent that consideration of the Public Domain Master Plan be deferred to a workshop.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Karpin, Gold and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Dog Walking Companies in Lane Cove

106

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Council prepare a Draft Commercial Dog Walking Policy for the next Council meeting and make a recommendation for an appropriate annual fee to be charged.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 5).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer and Brent (Total 2).

 

 

 

 

Screening of Televised Events in Lane Cove Plaza

107

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

1.   Receive and note this report;

2.   Proceed with the screening of Televised Events in the Lane Cove Plaza for a trial period of 12 months;

3.   Staff work with the Council’s Publications Committee to develop an appropriate schedule potentially including the following events and seek sponsorship to cover costs:-

a)  British Lions Tests;

b)  Super 15 Final;

c)  State of Origin;

d)  NRL and relevant AFL Finals;

e)  Australian Open Tennis Finals; and

f)   2013 Federal Election;

4.  Undertake consultation with local businesses in the Plaza prior to any event being screened; and

5.  Seek to purchase its own screen.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 5).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer and Brent (Total 2).

 

Tender for Access Road Across 304-314 Burns Bay Road

108

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

1.   Note that all tenders are above Council’s budget for the project.

2.   Reject all tenders and as Council has called tenders and identified suitable organisations in the Construction and Civil Works industry, rather than call fresh tenders, enter into direct negotiations with all tenderers to achieve a lower cost, through an alternate design deleting the proposed column free area.

3.   Authorise the General Manager to conduct such negotiations and a further report be submitted to Council outlining the results of the negotiations.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Financial Assistance to Community Groups 2013-2014

109

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

1.   Allocate the following Financial Assistance Grants to Community Groups for 2013 - 2014:-

·           Lane Cove Music & Cultural Association

$1,000

·           Lane Cove Choristers

$2,320

·           Lane Cove Youth Orchestra

$4,500

·           Centrehouse Arts Centre

$57,809

·           Centrehouse Inc - Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award

$6,500

·           Lane Cove Art Society

$8,300

·           Lane Cove Music

$800

·           Lane Cove Concert Band

$3,726

·           Lane Cove Theatre Company

$7,665

·           Lane Cove Occasional Care

$1,300

·           Possums Corner Child Care Centre

$2,000

·           Taldumande Youth Services

$2,500

·           KYDS (Kuringai Youth Development Service)

$3,000

·           Youngpla Meri of Lane Cove

$1,000

·           WAIG

$1,200

·           Lower North Shore Domestic Violence Network (Auspice Relationships Australia)

$590

·           Lower North Shore Community Transport

$3,000

·           Father Friendly Community Network (FFCN) Northern Region

$500

·           Lower North Shore Multicultural Network

$1,200

·           The Greenwich Anglican Church in conjunction with The Senior Agenda

$1,900

·           Lane Cove Historical Society

$2,000

·           Lane Cove and Northside Community Services

$228,309

·           Greenwich/Lane Cove Computer Pals

$3,800

·           Lane Cove Community Men's Shed

$1,500

·           Willoughby Council - Constant Companion

$2,025

·           Meeting House

$50,971

·           Disabled Alternative Road Travel Service (DARTS)

$3,000

·           Riverlink Interchange

$3,000

2.   Give Public Notice of the proposed Financial Assistance Grants to Community Groups for 2013 - 2014, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds to the Community groups.

3.   Host the Community Grants Presentation Ceremony on Wednesday, 7 August 2013 as part of the Financial Assistance Grants process.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 


Little Lane Car Park Redevelopment - Business Case

110

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

1.        Adopt the Business Case for the redevelopment of the Little Lane Car park site;

2.        Endorse the Steering Committee structure and advertise for the position of independent Development Expert with membership as set out in the report;

3.        In relation to Development Application DA 90/12, for the redevelopment of the Little Lane Car Park, accept the material public benefit included in the development estimated at $6,772,500 as full satisfaction of contributions otherwise required by Conditions 18 and 19 consent 90/12 issued on 21 November 2012;

4.        Approve the selective tender process for the redevelopment of the Little Lane Car park site commencing with calling for Expressions of Interest for any of the following options:-

i)        Sale of the Land subject to stringent conditions in a deed of agreement with the Purchaser;

ii)       Design and Construct the completed development;

iii)      Joint Venture / Public Partnership; and

iv)      Project Delivery agreement to secure delivery of Council’s assets prior to release of the residential stratum; and

5.        Request the General Manager to submit a further report outlining the results of submissions received and recommend a preferred delivery option.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Tender for Bushland Regeneration

111

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

1.   Accept the Tenders for Bush Regeneration in various reserves for a term of 3 years commencing 1 July 2013 as shown below:-

·           Batten Reserve - Accept the tender from Bush-It for $40,000 per annum; 

·           Gore Creek Reserve - Accept the tender from The National Trust for $ 30,000 per annum; 

·           Greendale Park - Accept the tender from Waratah Eco Works  for $ 30,000 per annum; 

·           Hands Quarry Reserve - Accept the tender from Toolijooa Environmental Restoration for $20,000 per annum; 

·           Lane Cove Bushland Park - Accept the tender from Lane Cove Bush Regenerators for $40,000 per annum; 

·           Lovetts Reserve - Accept the tender from Bush-It for $25,000 per annum; 

·           Shell Park - Accept the tender from Apunga Ecological Management  for  $20,000 per annum; 

·           Tennyson Park - Accept the tender from The National Trust for $30,000 per annum; 

·           Ventemans Reach Reserve - Accept the tender from Bush-It for $25,000 per annum; and

·           Warraroon Reserve - Accept the tender from Lane Cove Bush Regenerators for $40,000 per annum.

2.   Authorise the General Manager to enter into contracts with these companies.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Tender for Grass Cutting

112

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

1.   Council accept the Tender from  Envirolands (Hideaway Landscapes Pty Ltd T/A Envirolands Landscape Contractors) for the amount of $146,520 per annum for a term of 3 years for the provision of Grass Cutting Services; and

2.   The General Manager be authorised to enter into a contract with Hideaway Landscapes Pty Ltd trading as Envirolands Landscape Contractors.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Councillor Brooks-Horn left the meeting at 8:55pm.

LEP Amendment: 1 - 5 Birdwood Avenue Zoning - Finalisation

113

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Cheong and Gold that Council approve the Planning Proposal to rezone 1-5 Birdwood Avenue from B2 Local Centre to B4 Mixed Use, as exhibited, for final notification.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Councillor Brooks-Horn returned to the meeting at 8:56pm.

Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney 2031

114

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

1.    Receive and note the report;

2.    Council call for submissions over the next 14 days from the community and notify community groups by email; and

3.    Lodge a submission based on the issues outlined in the draft submission attached to the report as AT-1 and community submissions received.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Procedural Motion

115

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the following items be considered ad seriatim:-

  • Council’s Draft Plans and Ordinary Rates and Charges;and
  • The Draft Fees and Charges.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Results of the Consultation on the 2013/14 Draft Delivery and Operational Plan, Draft Budget and Fees and Charges

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Brent that:-

1.   The Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2013/14 shown attached as AT-1, Draft Budget 2013 -2016  shown attached as AT-2, Long Term Financial Plan shown attached as AT-3 and Community Strategic Plan shown attached as AT-5 be adopted subject to the following:-

a)    Council giving high priority to the planned road works in St Giles Ave, Greenwich; and

b)    Council increase the income from the Childcare Centre at Meeting House by $117,000 to $127,000.

2.   Council fix the Ordinary Rates and Charges for 2013/14 as:-

a)    Ordinary Rates

(i)      An Ordinary Residential Rate of 0.184056 cents in the dollar, on the Land Value of all Rateable Land categorised as Residential in accordance with S.516 of the Local Government Act, (with the exception of heritage properties which are rated on their heritage value), with a Minimum Rate of $538, to yield $15,116,689.

(ii)     An Ordinary Business Rate of 0.805940 cents in the dollar, on the Land Value of all Rateable Land categorised as Business in accordance with S.516 of the Local Government Act, with a Minimum Rate of $800 to yield $5,296,035.

(iii)     Council being of the opinion that works related to the construction and maintenance of car parking facilities will be of benefit to the Lane Cove Village Commercial Area, (as defined by the metes and bounds description advertised in the North Shore Times on 13 June, 1979), that a Parking Special Rate, of 0.186719 cents in the dollar be made for 2013/14 on the Land Value of all rateable land within that part, in accordance with S.538 of the Local Government Act 1993, with a Minimum Rate of $2.00, to yield $148,786.

b)    Domestic Waste Management Charges

(i)    in accordance with S.496 of the Local Government Act 1993, that an annual charge of $390.00 per annum be made for the year 2013/14 for domestic waste management services rendered to all properties categorised residential or non-rateable residential, for each once weekly 80 litre MGB (or equivalent) service;

 

(ii)   in accordance with S.496 of the Local Government Act 1993, that an annual charge of $104.00 per annum be made for the year 2013/14, for Domestic Waste Management Services for all properties categorised residential vacant land;

(iii)  in accordance with S.502 of the Local Government Act 1993, that a pay-for-use charge of $5.72 per service  be  made for the year 2013/14, for each additional weekly 80 litre domestic waste management service rendered to owner occupied single occupancy residential dwellings (excluding green waste and recycling service);

(iv)  in accordance with S.502 of the Local Government Act 1993, that a pay-for-use charge of $7.50 per service be made for the year 2013/14, for each extra weekly 80 litre (or equivalent) domestic waste management service rendered to other single occupancy residential properties;

(v)   in accordance with S.502 of the Local Government Act 1993, that a pay-for-use charge of $7.50 per service be made for the year 2013/2014, for each once weekly 80 litre (or equivalent) domestic waste management service rendered to non-rateable  properties;

(vi)  in accordance with S.502 of the Local Government Act 1993, that a pay-for-use charge of $7.50 per service be made for the year 2013/2014, for each once weekly 80 litre (or equivalent) domestic waste management service rendered to residential units above business category premises.

(vii) in accordance with S.502 of the Local Government Act 1993 that a pay-for-use-charge of $4.25 per fortnightly service be made for the year 2013/14 for each extra recycling service to single residential dwellings.

            c)         Interest on Overdue Rates and Charges

(i)    In accordance with the provisions of S.566(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, Council hereby resolves that the interest rate to apply for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 to all outstanding rates and charges be calculated at the maximum interest rate currently 9% as specified by the Minister for Local Government.

 

Amendment

An Amendment was moved by Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that:-

1.   The Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2013/14 shown attached as AT-1, Draft Budget 2013 -2016  shown attached as AT-2, Long Term Financial Plan shown attached as AT-3 and Community Strategic Plan shown attached as AT-5 be adopted subject to the following:-

a)    Council giving high priority to the planned road works in St Giles Ave, Greenwich;

b)    Council increase the income from the Childcare Centre at Meeting House by $117,000 to $127,000.

c)    Council allocate an additional $17,000 towards events in the Plaza.

2.   Council fix the Ordinary Rates and Charges for 2013/14 as:-

a)    Ordinary Rates

(i)      An Ordinary Residential Rate of 0.184056 cents in the dollar, on the Land Value of all Rateable Land categorised as Residential in accordance with S.516 of the Local Government Act, (with the exception of heritage properties which are rated on their heritage value), with a Minimum Rate of $538, to yield $15,116,689.

 

(ii)     An Ordinary Business Rate of 0.805940 cents in the dollar, on the Land Value of all Rateable Land categorised as Business in accordance with S.516 of the Local Government Act, with a Minimum Rate of $800 to yield $5,296,035.

(iii)     Council being of the opinion that works related to the construction and maintenance of car parking facilities will be of benefit to the Lane Cove Village Commercial Area, (as defined by the metes and bounds description advertised in the North Shore Times on 13 June, 1979), that a Parking Special Rate, of 0.186719 cents in the dollar be made for 2013/14 on the Land Value of all rateable land within that part, in accordance with S.538 of the Local Government Act 1993, with a Minimum Rate of $2.00, to yield $148,786.

b)    Domestic Waste Management Charges

(i)    in accordance with S.496 of the Local Government Act 1993, that an annual charge of $390.00 per annum be made for the year 2013/14 for domestic waste management services rendered to all properties categorised residential or non-rateable residential, for each once weekly 80 litre MGB (or equivalent) service;

(ii)   in accordance with S.496 of the Local Government Act 1993, that an annual charge of $104.00 per annum be made for the year 2013/14, for Domestic Waste Management Services for all properties categorised residential vacant land;

(iii)  in accordance with S.502 of the Local Government Act 1993, that a pay-for-use charge of $5.72 per service  be  made for the year 2013/14, for each additional weekly 80 litre domestic waste management service rendered to owner occupied single occupancy residential dwellings (excluding green waste and recycling service);

(iv)  in accordance with S.502 of the Local Government Act 1993, that a pay-for-use charge of $7.50 per service be made for the year 2013/14, for each extra weekly 80 litre (or equivalent) domestic waste management service rendered to other single occupancy residential properties;

(v)   in accordance with S.502 of the Local Government Act 1993, that a pay-for-use charge of $7.50 per service be made for the year 2013/2014, for each once weekly 80 litre (or equivalent) domestic waste management service rendered to non-rateable  properties;

(vi)  in accordance with S.502 of the Local Government Act 1993, that a pay-for-use charge of $7.50 per service be made for the year 2013/2014, for each once weekly 80 litre (or equivalent) domestic waste management service rendered to residential units above business category premises.

(vii) in accordance with S.502 of the Local Government Act 1993 that a pay-for-use-charge of $4.25 per fortnightly service be made for the year 2013/14 for each extra recycling service to single residential dwellings.

c)      Interest on Overdue Rates and Charges

(i)    In accordance with the provisions of S.566(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, Council hereby resolves that the interest rate to apply for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 to all outstanding rates and charges be calculated at the maximum interest rate currently 9% as specified by the Minister for Local Government.

 

 

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 5).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer and Brent (Total 2).

 

The Amendment became the Motion.

116

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

117

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brent that the Draft Fees and Charges as shown attached as AT-4  as amended for 2013/14 be adopted, subject to:-

a)    An increase in the section 603 Rating Certificate from $65 to $70;

b)    An increase in the urgency fee for section 603 Rating Certificate from $60 to $70;

c)    A rounding of various Library fees; and

d)    Deferral of the proposed fee for commercial car share company parking pending a further report on the background to the charge, comparisons with other Councils and utilisation statistics.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

BALANCING OF COUNCIL BUDGET

118

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

1.    Relevant Council Staff members, including the Executive Manager – Corporate Services, be thanked for the preparation of the balanced and sustainable council budget.

2.    a)  The General Manager write to the current Federal Treasurer to extend an

invitation to the Treasurer to spend a day at Council to understand what Council does for the community and how our Executive Manager – Corporate Services prepares and delivers a balanced budget; and

b)  The invitation be held open until the end of the year to allow for a possible change in the current Federal Treasurer’s work load.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

119

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that Item 2 of Little Lane Car Park Redevelopment - Business Case be recommitted for consideration.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Little Lane Car Park Redevelopment - Business Case

120

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that Council endorse the Steering Committee structure as proposed with the additional appointment of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor and advertise for the position of independent Development Expert.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Brent and Karpin left the meeting at 9:42pm.

Councillor Brent and Karpin returned to the meeting at 9:44pm.

Councillor Cheong left the meeting at 9:44pm.

Councillor Cheong returned to the meeting at 9:46pm.

 

3rd Quarter Review of the 2012-2013 Budget

121

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the 2012 – 2013 Budget be varied as follows:-

 

Original Budget

Quarter 1 Revised Budget

Quarter 2 Revised

Budget

Quarter 3 Adjustment

Quarter 3   Revised Budget

Expenditure - Operating

$35,355k

$35,430k

$35,515k

$79k

$35,594k

Income - Operating

$36,961k

$38,606k

$39,661k

$65k

$40,597k

Surplus/ (Deficit)

$1,606k

$3,176k

$4,146k

($14k)

$5,003k

Surplus/(Deficit) before

Capital Grants/Contributions

($81k)

($631k)

($461k)

($14k)

($475k)

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0)

 


 

Northern Sydney Region of Councils (NSROC) Waste Disposal Strategy

122

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Brooks-Horn that Council resolved to:-

1.   Participate in the preparations to go to tender for the procurement of waste disposal/processing services for NSROC Councils for a contract commencing in 2014, noting that a further report on tender criteria will come to Council in July-August 2013 for final agreement as to participation in the tender.

2.   Be part of an application for authorisation (through revocation and substitution of 2003 authorisation) from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for group purchasing of waste disposal services.

3.   Be part of formal participation arrangements with NSROC Councils as shown attached to the report in AT-1, and to contribute to the costs of establishing partnership arrangements for shared services procurement and management by NSROC Councils, on a case-by-case basis, commencing with the waste disposal tender.

4.   Contribute to the governance structure establishment costs on an equal basis amongst all NSROC Councils, and the tender preparation costs, in line with volume participation in the waste contract.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting Held on Tuesday 16 April 2013

123

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brooks-Horn that Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 16 April 2013.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Local Government Women's Summit

124

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Palmer that interested Councillors attend the inaugural women's summit "Putting Your Best Foot Forward" organised by Local Government Managers Australia to be held in Sydney on 20 June 2013.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Funding under Round 6 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program

125

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Gold that Council:-

1.    Endorse funds under Round 6 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program for the following projects:-

·     $2000 – Chatswood South Perma Patch Inc; and

·     $2000 – Currambena School.

2.    Give Public Notice of the proposed funding under Round 6 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds as outlined above.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination for Councillor Fees

126

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that the following annual fees be paid to the Mayor and Councillors for 2013/2014:-

  • Councillors - $17,490
  • Mayor - $38,160 (in addition to the Councillor Fee)

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

3rd Quarter Review of the 2012-2013 Delivery Program and Operational Plan

127

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Karpin that the 3rd Quarter Review of the 2012-2013 Delivery Program and Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Shorefest Report 2013

128

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

1.   Receive and note the report; and

2.   Support Shorefest in 2014 and other future similar youth related initiatives that focus on music and entertainment.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Council Snapshot

129

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Karpin that Council receive and note the report.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Palmer, Brent, Cheong, Gold, Karpin and Bennison (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 9:53pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 17 June 2013, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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