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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

15 April 2019

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 April 2019

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor P. Palmer (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, 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, Director – Major Projects, Coordinator Strategic Planning Executive Officer to the GM and Governance Officer.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Councillor Brent declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in relation to the item on the Draft Budget, Fees and Charges and Delivery Program and Operational Plan. Councillor Brent is President of Centrehouse who manages Gallery Lane Cove on behalf of Council in return for a fee. She indicated she would not take part in voting or discussion on the item.

Councillor Strassberg declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in relation to the item on the Draft Budget, Fees and Charges and Delivery Program and Operational Plan. Councillor Strassberg is the Treasurer of Centrehouse who manages Gallery Lane Cove on behalf of Council in return for a fee. He indicated he would not take part in voting or discussion on the item.

Deputy Mayor Bennison declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in relation to the item on the Tender for Design and Construction of the Lane Cove 50 Metre Pool.

APOLOGIES

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor D. Hutchens.

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Rev. Krikor Youmshajekian.

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

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison 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 minutes.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Jacky Barker of Lane Cove – In regards to  various issues including the application form for driveway crossing.  Supporting use of Snap Send Solve, Council’s use of Facebook on the use of Facebook,  as well as new recycle bins and credit card payments.

Reg Muir of  Lane Cove - In support of the cooking class instructor volunteering and on the Code of Meeting Practice and Public Forum provisions.

Merri Southwood of Greenwich – On behalf of Greenwich Community Association in respect of St Leonards South and Moratorium on Planning Proposals.   In her own capacity, ) on the review of the Code of Meeting Practice and Public Forum provisions.

John Southwood of Greenwich – Concerning land valuations and economic feasibility provided for Councillors in respect of St Leonards South and review of the Code of Meeting Practice and Public Forum provisions.

Doug Stuart of Longueville – Requesting an extension of time from the Department of Planning regarding the SSD for 1 Sirius Road and Council’s planned 125 Years Celebrations.

Sue Yelland of Wollstonecraft – On DA applications in St Leonards South and the response from Minister for Planning re the Moratorium on Planning Proposals.

Lisa Perry of Greenwich – In regards to congestion in our suburbs and support for a moratorium on development as well as the Review of the Code of Meeting Practice and Public Forum provisions.

Greg Perry of Greenwich – In regards to the Review of the Code of Meeting Practice and Public Forum provisions.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 18 MARCH 2019

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the Minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 18 March 2019 be received.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brooks-Horn that the Minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 18 March 2019 be confirmed.

 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

 

Notices of Motion

 

Notice of Motion - Meet with the new Planning Minister

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the General Manager request a meeting with the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces the Hon. Rob Stokes MP to meet with the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and the General Manager to discuss current and future issues impacting the residents of Lane Cove LGA, including St Leonards South and our request for a moratorium on residential Planning Proposals, and to also discuss any other matters that the General Manager identifies. 

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter of Urgency

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A motion was moved by Councillors Vissel and Zbik that Council consider as a matter of urgency a Motion prepared by Councillor Vissel relating to a moratorium on Residential Planning Proposals.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Morris, Vissel and Zbik (Total 3).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 5).   Motion lost.

 

Notice of Motion – NorthERN Sydney Community Recycling Centre

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Council make representations to NSROC to consider opening the Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre on public holidays that are included in long weekends.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notice of Motion - Political Donations Cap

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Council submit the following motion to Local Government NSW to be considered at the next Local Government Conference:-

“That Local Government NSW request the NSW State Government endorse the recommendations made in the “Inquiry into the impact of expenditure caps for local government election campaigns” that was tabled in October 2018.”

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officer Reports for Determination

Councillor Scott Bennison left the meeting at 7:57pm.

Tender for the Design and Construction of New 50 metre Outdoor Pool at the Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre

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

  1. The tender for the provision of design and construction of a new 50 metre outdoor pool at the Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre be awarded to Crystal Pools Pty. Ltd for an amount of $3,862,970 (ex GST) plus any selected options; and
  2. The General Manager be authorised to enter into a  contract with them

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Councillor Scott Bennison returned to the meeting at 8:08pm.

Voluntary Planning Agreement  - 16 Pinaroo Place, Lane Cove 

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

1.   Council receive and note the report;

2.   Council give notice of its intention to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement as outlined in the report with the owner 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 Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Councillors Brent and Strassberg left the meeting at 8:15pm.

Draft Budget, Fees and Charges and Delivery Program and Operational Plan

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

1.   Council adopt for the purpose of public exhibition, the 2019-20 Draft Budget and Draft Fees and Charges and the Draft Delivery Program (Incorporating Operational Plan) 2019-20;

2.   Council undertake community consultation for a period of six (6) weeks as per the consultation strategy outlined in the report; and

3.   Following public exhibition, the 2019-2020 Draft Budget, Draft Fees and Charges and Draft Delivery Program together with any submissions received, be considered at the Council meeting to be held 17 June 2019.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Councillors Brent and Strassberg returned to the meeting at 8:21pm.

Matter Arising – report on FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Palmer that Council receive a report which compares the financial performance ratios of the metropolitan council’s, including merged Council’s extracted from financial statements for the 2017- 2018 financial year.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Greenwich Public School - Synthetic Field

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn seconded Bennison that:-  

1.   The report be received and noted;

2.   Council continue further negotiations with the Department of Education (DoE) in relation to the construction of a synthetic sports field at the Greenwich Public School Kingslangley Campus, with the costs to be shared on the following basis: -

Facility

Estimate Cost

Cost Share (Capital and Maintenance)

Synthetic Field 

$800,000

DoE 50%, Council 50%

Lighting

$150,000

Council 100%

Basketball / Netball Court

Incl. in School Upgrade

DoE 100%

Toilet Facilities

Incl. in School Upgrade

DoE 100%

Onsite Parking

Incl. in School Upgrade

DoE 100%

  

 3. Council investigate and consider alternate surface infill materials to ensure lowest toxicity and maintenance whilst maintaining performance.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

March 2019 Traffic Committee Meeting

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Morris and Bennison that Council adopts the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

125 Year Anniversary Lane Cove Council 2020

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Council marks the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of Lane Cove Council in 2020 by organising celebrations around:-

·     Historical and cultural tours of the local area

·     Creation of a commemorative Lane Cove beer or spirit

·     Signature events or activities which fit a theme associated with 125 years

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability Small Grant Applications - Round 17

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Vissel that Council approve the funding from the Sustainability Small Grants Program for the FoodFaith Community Garden B and B Highway to the value of $3,300.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Council Facebook Page Progress Report

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Strassberg that the report be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

CLOSE

The meeting closed at 8.25pm

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 20 May 2019, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

MAYOR

 

 

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