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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

17 August 2015, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.


Ordinary Council 17 August 2015

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor D. Brooks-Horn (Chair), Councillor K. Brent, Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor S. Cheong, 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, Acting Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Manager – Strategic Planning and Manager – Governance.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Councillor Karpin declared a non-pecuniary interest that was non-significant in relation to the item Osborne Park and Gore Hill Traffic Study as his residence is located within the study area. He indicated that the study outcomes do not affect him personally and so he would participate in debate and vote on the matter.

Councillor Brooks-Horn declared a non-pecuniary interest that was non-significant in relation to the item Osborne Park and Gore Hill Traffic Study as his residence is located within the study area. He indicated that the study outcomes do not affect him personally and so he would participate in debate and vote on the matter.

 

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

149

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold 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 Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Alan Winney of Greenwich expressing dissatisfaction with the outcomes and proposed recommendations of the Osborne Park and Gore Hill Parking and Traffic Study citing concerns including impacts of traffic flow, topography, speed, safety and requesting that rather than amending parking restrictions that Council more actively enforce current parking restrictions. 

 

Richard Muller of Greenwich proposing alternative options in regards to the Osborne Park and Gore Hill Parking and Traffic Study recommendations including extending parking restrictions within walking distance of the Pacific Highway and considering additional resources to allow for a greater level of enforcement.

 

Maureen Madin of Longueville objecting to the development application for Longueville Private Hospital highlighting concerns including potential impacts of increased usage such as traffic and parking.

 


 

 RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

150

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Brooks-Horn that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 20 JULY 2015

151

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Gold that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 July 2015 be received.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

152

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Hutchens that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 July 2015 be confirmed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

153

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that Standing Orders be suspended to allow a presentation from the founders of the Match Box Art Project, Leanne and Naomi Shedlezki.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

154

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Cameraygal Festival - Match Box Art Project

155

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the report be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Procedural Motion

156

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Brent that ‘Osborne Park and Gore Hill Parking and Traffic Study’ be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Osborne Park and Gore Hill Parking & Traffic Study

157

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

1.   Council install ‘3P; 8am-6pm; Mon-Fri; Permit Holders Excepted’ parking restriction on one side and unrestricted on the other side to the study area shown in Figure 4;

2.   All regulatory signposting be retained and where there is existing two hour RPS on both sides of the street, three hour RPS will be installed on both sides of the streets;

3.   The General Manager consider ‘special circumstances’ in respect of Resident Parking Scheme Permit applications where an application does not meet Council’s RPS policy;

4.   The Scheme be reviewed and a further report come back to Council in 6 months including details of the enforcement activity undertaken and fines issued in relation to the scheme; and

5.   For the first 2 weeks that warning notices rather than fines be issued to those breaching parking restrictions.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Traffic Safety Scheme - Henley Street, Lane cove West

158

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Brooks-Horn that subject to the concurrence of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee, that the following a scheme be adopted to improve safety and traffic flow on Henley Street during school pick up and drop off times:-

1.    INSTALL ‘No Stopping’ between 3-4pm School Days on the northern side of Henley Street between 35 Cullen Street and 20 Henley Street for a one term trial; and

2.    That the scheme be reviewed after the one term trial commencing in School Term 4 2015 and a report come back to Council.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Expenditure Report - 27th Annual NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference

159

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Brooks-Horn that Council endorse the attendance of Councillor Bennison at the 27th Annual NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference for one day being Thursday, 6 August 2015.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter of Urgency

NSW STATE GOVERNMENT SMALL BUSINESS GRANT

The NSW State Government Small Business Grant road show commences 17 August 2015. The closest venue to Lane Cove will be Chatswood scheduled for 27 August 2015 however other locations are available from the following link:- http://osr.nsw.gov.au/info/news/small-business-grant-roadshow

The Small Business Grants program aims to provide qualifying business with a grant of $2,000 where a new job is created that meets certain conditions.

160

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the item be declared a Matter of Urgency.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

The Mayor declared the item to be a Matter of Urgency.

161

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

1.       Promote the NSW State Government Small Business Grants program via Council’s website including a link to the Office of State Revenue Small Business Grant Roadshow webpage;

2.       Advertise this incentive in a Council eNewsletter; and

3.       Notify the Chamber of Commerce of the initiative and request they also promote it.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

27th Annual NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference

Councillor Bennison tabled a report in relation to issues addressed at the 27th Annual NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference.

162

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Hutchens that the report be received and noted and it be noted Councillor Bennison attended the conference on Thursday 6th August 2015.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


Officer Reports for Determination

 

Strategic Review of Lane Cove ALIVE Leadership Group

163

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

1.       Receive and note the report;

2.       Not proceed with the re-establishment of the Board and deregister the association as many of the strategic actions to revitalise the character and vibrancy of the Lane Cove Village have now been achieved or are being delivered directly through Council programs and projects; and

3.       Refer to the Council working party the investigation of a dedicated collaborative workspace for home-based and start up businesses in Lane Cove and also to consider pooling pro-bono resources for small businesses consisting of accountants, lawyers and other professionals that assist in the transition from home-based and start-up businesses to fully operational businesses in leased premises.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Planning Proposal 23: Nicholson / Christie Streets (Nature Care)

Correspondence dated 17 August 2015 received from Jemalong Property Group was tabled.

164

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Cheong and Hutchens that the matter be deferred, at the request of the applicant, to the Ordinary Council Meeting of 21 September 2015.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Motions for Submission to the Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2015

Councillor Bennison tabled a letter from Hon Rob Stokes MP in relation to the Building Professionals Board and the building certification system that enforces the accreditation scheme for certifiers undertaking certification work in NSW.

165

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Cheong that the following additional motions be submitted for discussion at the LGNSW Annual Conference on 11-13 October 2015:-

·     That the self-assessment of trees as bushfire hazards be removed from the NSW 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code.  The process of assessing trees for bushfire risk must once again be undertaken by trained experts. Further, these experts need to consider all relevant and appropriate environmental protection legislation in making their assessments.

Indeed, the NSW Government has been implementing a rapid assessment and approval system for vegetation clearing for the purpose of bushfire protection since 2003.  This system enables key implications resulting from vegetation removal to be rapidly identified and addressed whilst providing for free approvals within 7 days of application

·        That Local Government NSW lobby the NSW State Government for the inclusion of an Aboriginal person to be included in the representation model for the sub-regions under the Metro Strategy.

·        That Local Government NSW request amendments to SEPP 65 with respect to parking that where there is no DCP parking provisions the SEPP 65 parking rates take effect.

·        That Local Government NSW makes representations to the Minister for Local Government the Hon. Paul Toole and requests the introduction of legislation that prohibits candidates running for Local Government as an Independent if they are a member of a registered Political Party.

·        That Local Government NSW makes representations to the Minister for Planning the Hon. Rob Stokes and requests that the Code of Conduct for JRPP’s prohibit the appointment of any person to the JRPP for a particular region, if they or their employer conducts business in the particular JRPP region.

  • That Local Government NSW makes representations to the Minister for Fair Trading the Hon Victor Dominello and requests amendments that respective councils have a right to direct Private Certifiers to investigate and report to Council on areas of concern that could endanger life or property within 24 hours and that Councils be empowered to undertake such investigation if a Certifier fails to act.

Councillor Hutchens left the meeting at 8:00pm.

Councillor Hutchens returned to the meeting at 8:01pm.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Policy on Payment of Expenses and Facilities to Councillors

166

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Gold that Council adopt the Policy on the ‘Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Councillors’ dated 13 October 2014 and send a copy of the Policy to the Office of Local Government.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Smoke Free Commercial Outdoor Dining Laws

167

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Gold that the report be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Community Nursery - 10 Year Anniversary - Thank You to the Volunteers

168

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens that the report be received and noted and Council formally thank Angus Stewart, the volunteers and staff of the community nursery.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

4th Quarter Review of the Delivery Program and Operational Plan

169

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Gold that the report be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot

170

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Hutchens that the report be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 9).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:12pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Monday 21 September 2015, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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