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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

18 July 2016, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

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Ordinary Council 18 July 2016

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor D. Hutchens (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor K. Brent, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn , Councillor S. Cheong, Councillor M. Gold, 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, Strategic Planner and Manager – Governance.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

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

 

Orders Of The Day

 

One (1) minutes silence was observed to pay respect to those killed in the Bastille Day terror attacks in Nice, France. 

 

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.

 

Procedural Motion

122

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that that the confidential item be deferred to the end of the meeting and considered as the final item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

123

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Brent 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 (3) minutes.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Tracey Pope of Lane Cove objecting to the ‘No Stopping’ Zone proposed for Penrose Street expressing safety concerns and effect on resident amenity and suggesting alternative options be considered.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

124

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Procedural Motion

125

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brooks-Horn that Bridge Street / Penrose Street 'No Stopping' Zone be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Bridge Street / Penrose Street 'No Stopping' Zone

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that:-

1.   Council seek to implement a ‘No Stopping’ restriction between 11 Penrose Street and 67 Bridge Street from 7am and 10am, Monday to Friday, for a trial period of three (3) months; and

2.   Following this three (3) month trial period, the matter be referred to a Councillor workshop to discuss the outcome of the trial period.

 

Foreshadowed Motion

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that:-

1.   Council implement a ‘No Stopping’ restriction between 11 Penrose Street and 67 Bridge Street for a trial period of three (3) months; and

2.   Following this three (3) month trial period, the matter be referred to a Councillor workshop to discuss the outcome of the trial period.

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

 

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

Against the Motion were Crs Palmer, Brent and Strassberg (Total 3).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 20 JUNE 2016

127

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 June 2016 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

128

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 20 June 2016 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

End of Term Report - 2012 to 2016

129

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Karpin that the End of Term Report be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

DCP - Child Care, Parking & Hospitals- Post Exhbiition

 

MOTION

A Motion was moved by Councillors Brooks-Horn and Cheong that:-

1.   The Development Control Plan 2010 be finalised to incorporate amendments as follows:-

(i)      To update Part I – Child Care Centres to limit the maximum number of places at any one child care centre in a residential zone to 60;

(ii)      To update Part R – Traffic, Transport & Parking to:-

a.   Accord with SEPP 65 parking rates for transit-oriented developments;

b.   Remove distinctions between part-time and full-time employees in relation to child care centre parking, to refer only to “1 space per 2 employees”;

c.   Require onsite removalist truck spaces for developments with greater than 100 units;

d.   Specify requirements for car wash bays for residential developments with greater than 20 units; and

(iii)     To include in the DCP Part B – General Controls:-

a.   A 40-bed limit on the number of beds for a hospital development in the R2 Zone; and

b.   A minimum separation distance of  800m to another hospital.

2.   Council advertise the adoption of DCP Amendments in a local newspaper as soon as practical.

Procedural Motion

130

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Palmer that the item be voted on ad seriatim.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

131

RESOLVED that:-

1.   The Development Control Plan 2010 be finalised to incorporate amendments as follows:-

(i)      To update Part I – Child Care Centres to limit the maximum number of places at any one child care centre in a residential zone to 60;

(ii)      To update Part R – Traffic, Transport & Parking to:-

a.   Accord with SEPP 65 parking rates for transit-oriented developments;

b.   Remove distinctions between part-time and full-time employees in relation to child care centre parking, to refer only to “1 space per 2 employees”;

c.   Require onsite removalist truck spaces for developments with greater than 100 units; and

d.   Specify requirements for car wash bays for residential developments with greater than 20 units.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

132

RESOLVED that:-

2.   The Development Control Plan 2010 be finalised to incorporate amendments as follows:-

            (iii)       To include in the DCP Part B – General Controls:

a.   A 40-bed limit on the number of beds for a hospital development in the R2 Zone; and

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

133

RESOLVED that:-

3.   The Development Control Plan 2010 be finalised to incorporate amendments as follows:-

      (iv)       To include in the DCP Part B – General Controls:

b.   A minimum separation distance of  800m to another hospital.

 

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

Against the Motion were Crs Palmer, Bennison, Brent and Strassberg (Total 4).

134

RESOLVED that:-

4.   Council advertise the adoption of DCP Amendments in a local newspaper as soon as practical.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Seniors Parking Permit - Increased Age Eligibility

135

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

1.   The age of eligibility for Seniors Parking be raised from 60 to 67 effective 1 July 2016;

2.   The changes not be retrospective and existing permit holders not be affected by these changes;

3.   The new age of eligibility for parking permits be widely promoted; and

4.   The age of eligibility for Seniors Parking be reviewed in May 2019.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0)

 

Seniors Safety Program

136

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

1.   The report be received and noted; and

2.   Council give Public Notice of the proposed Financial Assistance to be provided under the Security Improvement Scheme grants program, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds to the eligible applicants.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

New Year's Eve 2016 Road Closure - Greenwich Pennisular

 

MOTION

A Motion of Councillors Gold and Karpin that Council:-

1.     Note the proposed New Year’s Eve road closures in Greenwich; and

2.     Promote community awareness of the closures as outlined in the report.

 

Foreshadowed Motion

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Palmer and Brent that the matter be deferred subject to public consultation preferably involving the NSW Police.

137

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

 

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

Against the Motion were Crs Palmer, Brent and Strassberg (Total 3).

 

The Foreshadowed Motion lapsed.

 

Matter Arising

ASSOCIATED COSTS OF GREENWICH PENINSULA NEW YEAR’S EVE CLOSURE

138

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brent that a report come back to the next Council Meeting detailing the staff resources and budget costs for the closure of Greenwich Peninsula for New Year’s Eve 2015-16.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

25th Anniversary of Lane Cove's Cameraygal Festival

139

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the report be received and noted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

 

Council Snapshot

140

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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:

 

Leasing of Retail Space - Ground Floor 1-5 Little Street, Lane Cove

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; 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.

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

CLOSED COMMITTEE

141

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

1.       Council 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 Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Closed Committee commenced at 8:21pm.  The public and media left the chamber.

 

Open Council resumed at 8:22pm.  The public and media were invited into the chamber.

 


 

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

 

Leasing of Retail Space - Ground Floor 1-5 Little Street, Lane Cove

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; 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.

142

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

1.   Council receive and note the report;

2.   Council enter into an Agreement for Lease with Olympus Medical Centre for the Leasing of the retail space within 1-5 Little Street, Lane Cove in accordance with the principal commercial terms and conditions outlined in the report; and

3.   The General Manager be delegated authority to negotiate and finalise the final form of the Agreement for Lease.

 

For the Motion were Crs 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 8:23pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Monday, 15 August 2016, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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