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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

15 October 2018, 6:50pm

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 15 October 2018

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor P. Palmer (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor K. Brent, Councillor D. Strassberg, Councillor F. Vissel and Councillor A. Zbik.

 

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

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:  Nil

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillors Brooks-Horn, Hutchens and Morris.

179

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

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:

 

Senior Staff Matter

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the matter will involve the discussion of personnel matters concerning a particular individual; 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

180

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brent 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 Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Closed Committee commenced at 6:51pm.  The public, staff and media left the chamber.

 

Open Council resumed at 7:00pm.  The public, staff and media were invited into the chamber.

 

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.

Confidential Items

 

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

 

 Senior Staff Matter

It is recommended that the Council close so much of the meeting to the public as provided for under Section 10A(2) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the matter will involve the discussion of personnel matters concerning a particular individual; 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.

181

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Bennison that Council note the General Manager consulted with Council in relation to this senior staff matter.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

182

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Bennison that St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Draft Plan” Mayoral Minute be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Mayoral Minutes

 

St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Draft Plan

183

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer that Council receive and note the Mayoral Minute.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

184

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg 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 Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

PUBLIC FORUM

 

Georgina Towndrow of Lane Cove North, expressing concerns in relation to proposed ban on balloons at Council events in the Lane Cove Local Government Area and the potential impact of this on small businesses, including her local balloon twisting business and requesting the ban focus on intentional balloon releases.

 

Steven Ward of Lane Cove North, objecting to the proposed closure of the intersection at Karilla Avenue and Centennial Avenue, Lane Cove North, suggesting restricting access during peak periods, installing appropriate signage and implementing alternative traffic calming measures would sufficiently improve current traffic issues in the area.

 

Doug Stuart of Longueville, supporting the proposed acquisition of 162 Longueville Road by Council and expressing concerns in relation to the Notice of Motion, Restriction on Developer or Landowner Initiated Planning Proposals During Planning Reviews’.

 

David Searson of Lane Cove North, objecting to the proposed closure of the intersection at Karilla Avenue and Centennial Avenue, Lane Cove North and suggesting restricting access during peak periods and installing appropriate signage would sufficiently improve current traffic issues in the area.

 

Penny Mabbutt of Greenwich, requesting the consultation period for the St Leonards plans be extended to four (4) months, noting inconsistencies between the St Leonards South Master Plan and the St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Draft Plan in relation to overshadowing and transitioning and suggesting that the Planning Proposal for St Leonards South recommence due to the length of time that has elapsed since planning begun.

 

Alan Winney of Greenwich, commenting on correspondence received in relation to remarks expressed at the August Ordinary Council Meeting and requesting that Council make representation to the Premier in relation to the proposed moratorium on developer or landowner initiated planning proposals in the Lane Cove Local Government Area which was endorsed by Council in August.

 

Peter Dean of Greenwich, requesting Council lobby for an extended consultation period of at least 12 weeks in relation to the St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Draft Plan.

 

Katrina Miller of Lane Cove North on behalf of her strata committee, objecting to the proposed closure of the intersection at Karilla Avenue and Centennial Avenue, Lane Cove North.

 

David Wilson of Lane Cove North, objecting to the proposed closure of the intersection at Karilla Avenue and Centennial Avenue, Lane Cove North.


 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

185

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Vissel that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 17 SEPTEMBER 2018

186

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Bennison that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 17 September 2018 be received.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

187

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Bennison that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 17 September 2018 be confirmed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Orders Of The Day

 

The Mayor noted the success of the annual Lane Cove Rotary Fair held on Sunday, 14 October 2018.

Notices of Motion

 

Restriction on Developer or Landowner Initiated Planning Proposals During Planning Reviews

188

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

1.    Write to the Minister of Planning, the Hon Anthony Roberts MP and the Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, and request that they introduce changes that prevent developer or landowner initiated planning proposal(s) being lodged for a site while there are existing State and/or Local Government planning studies and/or planning proposals being developed and/or considered; and

2.    Request the consultation period in relation to the St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Draft Plan be extended to 16 weeks to 4 February 2019.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Matter Arising

MORATORIUM ON Developer or Landowner INITIATED PLANNING PROPOSALS IN THE LANE COVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

189

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Vissel that further to Council’s Minute No. 138 of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 20 August 2018, Council write to the Premier of NSW, Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, seeking an amendment to the state policy for rezoning reviews to exclude its operation in the Lane Cove Local Government Area (LGA) in respect of new residential planning proposals until 1 July 2020 or the completion of any gazetted amendments to the Lane Cove LEP in respect of the St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Draft Plan produced by the Department of Planning’s Priority Precinct planning process.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Ausgrid Precinct Plan for Vegetation Management Around Powerlines

190

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

1.       Council adopt the Draft Local Government Area Plan - Vegetation Management around Powerlines - Lane Cove Council 2018 be adopted for the purpose of public exhibition;

2.       The Draft  Local Government Area Plan - Vegetation Management around Powerlines - Lane Cove Council 2018 be placed on public exhibition for a period of six (6) weeks and consultation take place in accordance with the Consultation Strategy outlined in the report; and

3.       A further report is submitted to Council following the exhibition period, to consider the final Plan for adoption.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Financial Assistance for Gunnedah Drought Relief

191

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

1.       Proceed with the $5,000 assistance to the Rotary Club of Gunnedah; and

2.       Request details from the Rotary Club to confirm expenditure of funds.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Sale of 22 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove and Aquisition of 162 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

192

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

1.       Council accept the offer to purchase 22 Rosenthal Avenue (Lot 45B in Deposited Plan 413868), from La Europa at full market valuation.

2.       The sale proceeds be transferred to Council’s Property Acquisition Reserve.

3.       Council commence negotiations with the owner to acquire 162 Longueville Road, Lane Cove .

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Paving Adjacent to Properties on Rosenthal & Birdwood Lane

193

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

1.       Council seeks agreement from the owners of properties along Rosenthal and Birdwood Lanes to carry out paving works to the private land public domain areas fronting the Lanes at Council’s cost, to improve the aesthetics of the area and improve pedestrian safety;

2.       Funding for the works be considered in the 2019/20 Budget;

3.       A further report be submitted to Council on how many property owners take up the option to allow the works to occur; and

4.       A further report be submitted to Council once the works are carried out.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Social Media Policy

194

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Strassberg that Council adopt the Social Media Policy dated 15 October 2018.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Update on St Leonards Plaza Project

195

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

1.       Receive and note the report;

2.       Approve a variation to the 2018/19 Budget Allocation for the St Leonards Public Domain of $1.5M;

3.       Note the contracts awarded in respect of the project and the proposed appointment of a Consultant Project Manager; and

4.       Receive a further report at the appropriate time to determine whether or not to proceed with the project.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

September 2018 Traffic Committee Meeting

196

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Zbik that Council adopts the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 18 September 2018.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


Plastic Straw Reduction Program Strategy

197

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

1.       The report be received and noted; and

2.       A further report outlining the findings and results of the straw reduction program be presented to Council for the March 2019 meeting.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

REVIEW OF SINGLE USE PLASTIC POLICY IN RELATION TO BALLOONS

198

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

1.         Review the Event Management Policy to distinguish between balloon releases/giveaways and latex balloons used in balloon art; and

2.         A further report on the matter be prepared for consideration by Council.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Meeting Schedule - December 2018 and 2019

199

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that the amended meeting date for December 2018 and the Council Meeting Schedule for 2019 be adopted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Officer Reports for Information

 

Pecuniary Interest Returns 2018

200

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brent that Council note the tabling of Pecuniary Interest Returns of Designated Staff and Councillors for the return period 1 July 2017 till 30 June 2018.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Council Snapshot

201

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brent that the report be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:02pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Monday, 19 November 2018, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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