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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

17 February 2014, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 17 February 2014

Minutes

 

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

 

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: Nil

 

APOLOGIES  

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor S. Cheong

1

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Pastor Rick Johnson of the Lane Cove Uniting Church, who acknowledged the passing of Councillor Patrick Reilly.

 

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

2

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Bennison 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 Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Barbara Jones expressing concern regarding the proposed removal of trees in the Lane Cove Plaza associated with the upgrade works.

 

Don Murchison of Greenwich suggesting opportunities to beautify neighbourhood streets through themed planting, public art and imaginative renaming of streets to help create unique identities throughout the area. 

 

Linda Eggington of Lane Cove expressing concern regarding potential white ant infestations in bushland around the Riverview foreshores and Blackman Park area.


 

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

3

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 16 DECEMBER 2013

4

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Hutchens that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 December 2013 be received.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion (Total 0).

5

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Hutchens that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 December 2013 be confirmed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

MAYORAL MINUTE

6

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Palmer that Council notes with sadness the passing of our colleague Councillor Patrick Reilly, Mayor of Willoughby and Vice President of NSROC, and acknowledges his extraordinary contribution to local government, particularly in the NSROC region. 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Improvements to Public Amenities on Rosenthal Avenue

7

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

1.  The General Manager provide a cost estimate for the capital improvement of the public amenities at Rosenthal Avenue to Council at the March 2014 Council Meeting, having regard to the proposed new public amenities being considered in the Rosenthal Avenue redevelopment; and

2.  Such capital improvements be considered for inclusion into the 2014/2015 Capital Works budget.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

ELSA Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program Grants

8

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

1.  Give consideration to the above categories to determine which type of Grant(s) Council are eligible to apply for;

2.  If required, authorise the General Manager to enter into a partnership with other organisations to meet eligibility requirements;

3.  Authorise the General Manager to liaise with Councillor Karpin, Councillor Bennison and the Chair / Members of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee to determine and finalise application(s); and

4. Request the General Manager advise Councillors of the application and receive a further report.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Planning Proposal: 8-14 Mindarie St, Lane Cove North

9

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

1.  Note this report advising that, in accordance with the NSW LEP Gateway Determination of 23 January 2014, the planning proposal to rezone 8-14 Mindarie Street from High Density Residential R4 to Environmental Living E4 is not to proceed.

2.  Write to the owners of these properties and persons who made a submission on the Planning Proposal advising them of the Gateway decision.

3.  Write to the Department of Planning and request a review of the Department’s decision on the basis that the R4 zoning does not provide certainty for residents and / or developers.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Voluntary Planning Agreement for 150 Epping Road, Lane Cove

10

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

1.  The report be received and noted;

2.  Council give notice of its intention to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement as outlined in the report with the developer of the subject site in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

3.  Following the community consultation, a further report be submitted to Council for determination.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Nominations for Community Membership on Advisory Committees

11

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

1.  Council endorse Peter Tiffin for membership on the Lane Cove Access Committee and Trent Gardiner for membership to the Lane Cove Cultural Advisory Committee; and

2.  The nominees be advised of Councils’ decision.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

12

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the Final Report of the Local Government Review Panel be deferred to the end of meeting.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Results of the Community Consultation on Boarding House Inspection Fee

13

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Hutchens that Council adopt the Boarding House Inspection Fee of $710 inclusive of GST and include this fee in Council’s Fees and Charges.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Literary Award Committee Charter

14

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Hutchens that Council adopt the Draft Literary Award Charter as shown attached as AT-1.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meetings held on Tuesday 10 December 2013 and Tuesday 28 January 2014

15

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

1.    Adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meetings held on Tuesday 10 December 2013 and Tuesday 28 January 2014.

2.    Develop a Traffic Management Plan for 2014 New Year’s Eve and that a proposal come back to Council for the provision of food and non alcoholic drinks at preferred locations.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

2nd Quarter Review of the 2013-2014 Budget

16

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Gold that the 2013 – 2014 Budget be varied as follows:-

 

Original Budget

30.09.2013
Quarter 1
Revised Budget

31.12.2013 Quarter 2 Adjustments

31.12.2013 Quarter 2 Revised Budget

Expenditure

$36,271k

$36,716k

$259k

$36,975k

Income

$38,458k

38,458k

$3,486

$41,944k

Surplus/ (Deficit)

$2,187k

$1,742k

$3,227

$4,969

Surplus/(Deficit) before

Capital Grants/Contributions

$100k

($345k)

$653k

$308k

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Age-Friendly Lane Cove

17

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

2nd Quarter Review of the 2013-14 Delivery Program and Operational Plan

18

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Karpin that the 2nd Quarter Review of the 2013-14 Delivery Program and Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Council Snapshot

19

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

1.    Council receive and note the report; and

2.    Upon all future tree removal refusals, a letter be attached outlining residents rights to an ITREA review.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Final Report of the Local Government Review Panel

20

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

1.  Reaffirm its opposition to any forced amalgamation of Councils and subsequent loss of local democracy;

2.  Continue to support current investigations for the establishment of a united entity for NSROC and SHROC to facilitate further strengthening of regional collaboration;

3.  Continue to investigate on a regional basis shared services and joint procurement opportunities; and

4.  Lodge a submission signed by the Mayor, to the NSW Government in response to the Final Report of the NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel in terms of the comments and suggestions outlined in this report.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

NSROC AND SHROC MERGER

21

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brent that a report come back to Council outlining the proposed advantages and disadvantages of a NSROC and SHROC merger.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent, Palmer, Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Strassberg, Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 7:40pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 17 March 2014, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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