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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

19 November 2018, 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 19 November 2018

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor P. Palmer (Chair), Councillor K. Brent, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor K. Morris, Councillor D. Strassberg, Councillor F. Vissel and Councillor A. Zbik.

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Executive Officer to the General Manager, Chief Financial Officer and Manager – Governance.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

 

APOLOGIES  

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillors S. Bennison and D. Hutchens.

207

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Palmer and Strassberg that that the apologies be accepted and leave of absence be granted and that Councillor Hutchens be granted a leave of absence for three (3) months.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Rev Darren Waters of LCM Church, Lane Cove.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

Procedural Motion

208

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Vissel that Presentation of Annual Financial Statements - Year Ended 30 June 2018 be brought forward and dealt with as the next item.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Presentation of Annual Financial Statements - Year Ended 30 June 2018

Somaiya Ahmed, Director of Financial Audit for the Audit Office of New South Wales addressed Council.

209

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Zbik that Council receive and note the Annual Financial Reports together with the Auditors Report for the year Ended 30 June 2018.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).


 

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

The Mayor advised those present that the Meeting was being webcast.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

210

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn 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, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Jacky Barker of Lane Cove, tabling a petition opposing the potential future redevelopment of the Riverview shops and requesting Council take steps to promote the heritage of the Riverview shops including working with the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage to preserve these shops, expressing concerns in relation to the promotion of the recent Lane Cove Night Out event, tabling information in relation to potential Lane Cove Gift Card options and urging Council to reconsider the implementation of a local community bus.

 

Doug Stuart of Longueville, commenting on the proposed Development Application and Voluntary Planning Agreement for 56-60 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove and enquiring as to proposed upgrades to Sera Street, car park access within the new development and contributions.

 

Don Murchison of Greenwich, expressing safety concerns in relation to the bicycle access route along River Road and requesting Council pursue grant funding to widen the footpath to accommodate a shared user path.

 

David Wilson of Lane Cove North, supporting the recommendation in relation to retaining the existing traffic conditions at Karilla Avenue, Lane Cove North.

 

Ruth Darling of Lane Cove, requesting that the plans for the refurbishment of the grandstand and pool at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre be made publically available.

 

Alan Winney of Greenwich, expressing concerns in relation to future housing density in St Leonards South and highlighting that by taking advantage of other sites throughout the area residential density could be spread more evenly while still allowing the achievement of housing targets and potential opportunities for Voluntary Planning Agreements to help fund infrastructure and open space upgrades.

 

Merri Southwood of Greenwich, on behalf of the Greenwich Community Association, supporting the extension of the community consultation period for the St Leonards / Crows Nest Draft Plans and proposed community information sessions, requesting Council give consideration to the impact of the Crows Nest Metro to development in the area, and urging Council to consider other potential significant sites identified within the vicinity that could be up zoned in lieu of St Leonards South.

 

Jon Johannsen of Lane Cove North, commenting on the recent consultation undertaken in relation to the proposed trial partial closure of Karilla Avenue, expressing concerns in relation to the traffic conditions at Karilla Avenue and requesting the installation of traffic calming devices and stop signs throughout the vicinity to address safety concerns.


 

Ruth Newman of Lane Cove North, on behalf of the Lane Cove North Residents Association thanking Council for undertaking the recent consultation in relation to the proposed trial partial closure of Karilla Avenue, commenting on the consultation results and suggesting those affected by the adverse traffic conditions were in support of the proposal.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

211

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

St Leonards and Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plans - Update

Council’s Executive Manager – Environmental Services updated Council on the confirmed dates for the upcoming Department of Planning and Environment drop-in sessions being: Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 11am to 2pm, and; Tuesday, 11 December 2018 from 4pm to 7pm.  A Council facilitated workshop session is to be held on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  All sessions will be held in the Terrace Function Room at the Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove.

212

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

1.    Receive and note the report; and

2.    Proceed with the consultation process outlined in the report.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Temporary Partial Road Closure Trial Karilla Avenue and Centennial Avenue Intersection

213

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

1.    Noting the majority of the community submissions received expressed concerns about safe pedestrian access and improvements to the flow of traffic entering the local streets, Council install Stop signs at:-

·      Kurri Street for vehicles entering into Karilla Avenue;  

·      Parklands Avenue for vehicles entering into Kurri Street; and  

·      Kyong Street for vehicles entering into Landers Road; and

2.    Council not undertake a traffic count in February 2019 in relation to this specific issue.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Zbik and Morris (Total 6).

Against the Motion was Councillor Vissel (Total 1).

 


 

Proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement for 56-60 Burns Bay Road (Existing Coles Site)

214

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

1.    Council receive and note the report;

2.    Council enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement with Sun Property Lane Cove Pty Ltd in respect of the development of 56-60 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove;

3.   The General Manager be authorised to finalise the terms and conditions of the proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement and sign the Agreement on behalf of Council; and

4.    Council commence a process to determine suitable uses and users of the community space, design options and a fitout budget.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Review of Single Use Plastic Policy in Relation to Balloons

215

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Zbik that Council’s Event Management Policy and Community Facility Hire Application be amended to include the following:-

1.   Explicitly reference no use of balloons at Council run outdoor events;

2.   Balloons used at indoor events must be disposed of properly to ensure they do not become an environmental hazard; and

3.   No balloons are to be intentionally released into the environment.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Sustainability Small Grants - Round 16

 

MOTION

A motion was moved by Councillors Zbik and Vissel that Council:-

1.   Approve the funding for:-

a.   Global Skills Education and Training – The Sustainable Village - $2,500; and

b.   St Vincent de Paul Society – LED lighting upgrade - $2,500; and

2.   Give Public Notice of the proposed funding under Round 16 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds as outlined above.

 

AMENDMENT

An amendment was moved by Councillors Strassberg and Brent that Council:-

1.   Approve the funding for Global Skills Education and Training – The Sustainable Village - $2,500; and

2.   Give Public Notice of the proposed funding under Round 16 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds as outlined above.

 

Upon being put to the meeting the Amendment was declared lost.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brent and Strassberg (Total 2).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris
(Total 5).

216

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris
(Total 6).

Against the Motion was Councillor Strassberg (Total 1).

 

Lane Cove Gift Card

217

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Vissel that Council contact Cowra Council and Broken Hill City Council to enquire as to the operation of their local gift card schemes and a further report be submitted to Council.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 15 OCTOBER 2018 AND EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING OF 29 OCTOBER 2018

218

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Vissel that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 15 October 2018 and Extraordinary Council Meeting held on the 29 October 2018 be received.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

219

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 15 October 2018 and Extraordinary Council Meeting held on the 29 October 2018 be confirmed.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

1st Quarter Review of the 2018-19 Delivery Program and Operational Plan

220

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brooks-Horn that the 1st Quarter Review of the 2018-19 Delivery Program and Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

1st Quarter Review of the 2018-2019 Budget

221

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brooks-Horn that the 2018 – 2019 Budget be varied as follows:-

 

Original Budget

(000’s)

Adjustments

(000’s)

Revised Budget

(000’s)

Expenditure - Operating

$44,180

$124

$44,304

Income - Operating

$96,762

$142

$96,904

Surplus/ (Deficit)

$52,582

$18

$52,600

Surplus/(Deficit) before

Capital Grants/Contributions

$31,063

$18

$31,081

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Council Annual Report 2017-18

222

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

1.  Council adopt the Draft Annual Report at AT-1 for 2017-18;

2.  The adopted Annual Report be forwarded to the Minister for Local Government; and

3.  The Annual Report be published on Council’s website.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Planning Breakfast - LGNSW

223

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Palmer that interested Councillors be authorised to attend the Local Government NSW Planning Breakfast on Tuesday 27 November 2018.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Small Business Events

224

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Brooks-Horn that Council endorse two (2) Small Business Events to be held in Lane Cove in 2019.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Lane Cove Remembers - Armistice Centenary Commemorations

225

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that the report be received and noted and Council thank the Town Crier for the ‘Cry for Peace’ event held at 7pm during Armistice Centenary commemorations.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

The Mayor acknowledged the contribution of Council staff in relation to the improved access and facilities at the North Shore Rowing Club which were officially opened on the weekend.

 

Council Snapshot

226

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:31pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Monday, 3 December 2018, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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