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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

20 July 2020, 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 20 July 2020

Minutes

 

Note: This Meeting was conducted by Video Conference.

 

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, Acting Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, and Executive Manager – Human Services.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn declared a non-pecuniary conflict of interest that is non-significant in relation to “Meeting House Preschool – End Of Lease, 47 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove” as he is on the Board of Sydney Community Services. He indicated he would vacate the meeting and not vote debate or vote on the item.

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies be received on behalf of Councillor D. Hutchens,.

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Bennison, 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 General Manager

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

The Mayor advised that the Meeting was being webcast.

PUBLIC FORUM

While attendance at the public forum has been suspended and the meeting conducted online, written addresses were received by Council with a maximum of 500 words.

 

Jennifer Schneller of Northwood in regards to Longueville Road/River Road West and Northwood Roads intersection plans

 

Inga Rozenauer and John Fegan of Northwood in regards to the Bob Campbell Oval Masterplan

 

Ricky Kakwani of Lane Cove in regards to the Meeting House Preschool

 

Alan Winney of Greenwich in regards to the Bob Campbell Oval Masterplan

 

Jacky Barker of Lane Cove in regards to community consultations including the Draft Playground Strategy and Bob Campbell Oval

 

Anthony Manganaro of Riverview in regards to the Meeting House Preschool 

 

Nicole MacAlpine of Greenwich in regards to dog behaviours.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 15 JUNE 2020

83

RESOLVED on the motion of Brooks Horn and Strassberg that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 15 June 2020 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 Strassberg and Brooks-Horn  that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 15 June 2020 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 - Manns Point Lookout

85

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

1.    Council develop a plan for the Manns Point lookout area to acknowledge it as an iconic viewpoint and enhance its natural features; and

2.    community consultation be undertaken when developing the plan.

 

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 - Dog-friendly Lane Cove Strategy

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

1.  Develop a ‘Dog-friendly Lane Cove’ strategy which could include:

a.   A central point of contact at Council for dog-related information;

b.   Opportunities for more designated leash-free exercise areas;

c.   A designated foreshore area for dogs to swim;

d.   Events such as fun days or obedience training days which also involve the many local business which provide pet services;

e.   Pet registry advice and information on local services for adopting a rescue dog;

f.    Code of Conduct for dog owners (as is currently being developed with Longueville residents);

g.   Encouraging agility trainers to hold regular training in the area such as at Turrumburra Park;

h.   Eco-friendly dog poo bags and improved design for dispensers and bins; and

i.    Ensuring access to drinking water for dogs at all leash-free areas.

2.    Proceed to community consultation with the Dog-Friendly Strategy as per Council’s Consultation Guidelines.

 

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 - Boarding Houses

87

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

1.    Council conducts a review of the implementation of the SEPP in the Lane Cove LGA to identify any procedures which Council could adopt to make sure boarding houses are maintained to high standards; and

2.    The review include our community’s concerns, DCP controls, and Council’s regulatory powers.

 

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 - Narriearra Station Purchase

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Palmer that Council writes to the Hon. Matt Kean, Minister for Energy and Environment, copying our local member, the Hon. Anthony Roberts, to thank the NSW Government for the purchase of Narriearra Station for the purpose of creating a national park, and express Lane Cove Council’s support for the vision of environmental and cultural conservation in NSW.

 

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

 

Completion Of The Canopy

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

1.   The report be received and noted;

2.   Council commend the staff and contractors for their excellent work in delivering The Canopy, and invite the key people to the official opening; and

3.   Subject to COVID-19 restrictions, the official opening event for The Canopy be conducted on Sunday 18 October 2020.

4.  Ideas for entertainment to be conducted at The Canopy be referred to a             Councillor workshop.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Bob Campbell Oval Masterplan and Grant Funding

 

MOTION

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

1.   a. The Draft Bob Campbell Oval Master Plan be endorsed for public exhibition and consultation be undertaken for 6 weeks in accordance with the Consultation Strategy outlined in the report.

2.    b. Council include in the consultation information that:-

          i.     funding has be received to support the St Leonards and Crows Nest precinct;

          ii.    an explanation on the variety of synthetic surface infills that can be used.

2.  a. A further report be submitted to Council following the exhibition period to consider the final Bob Campbell Oval Master Plan for adoption.

     b.  In the post consultation report a copy of all submissions be provided in the appendices with names and contact details removed.

3.      Include in the community consultation will be two (2) information drop in sessions for the community to have input and discussions with Council personnel before the masterplan is finalised.

4.       The area of the synthetic field be marked on the oval (as close as practical) during the consultation process including off leashed dog areas.

5.       The masterplan incorporate design features to ensure that the infill material remains on the field.

 

Amendment

An Amendment was moved by Councillors Vissel and Morris that:-

1.  a.  The Draft Bob Campbell Oval Master Plan be endorsed for public exhibition and consultation be undertaken for 6 weeks in accordance with the Consultation Strategy outlined in the report, subject to a second option being included, that the Oval be kept as a naturally grassed area.

b. Council include in the consultation information that:-

     i.     funding has be received to support the St Leonards and Crows Nest precinct.

     ii.    an explanation on the variety of synthetic surface infills that can be used.

2.  a. A further report be submitted to Council following the exhibition period to consider the final Bob Campbell Oval Master Plan for adoption.

b.  In the post consultation report a copy of all submissions be provided in the appendices with names and contact details removed.

3.       Include in the community consultation will be two (2) information drop in sessions for the community to have input and discussions with Council personnel before the masterplan is finalised.

4.       The area of the synthetic field be marked on the oval (as close as practical) during the consultation process including off leashed dog areas.

5.       The masterplan incorporate design features to ensure that the infill material remains on the field.

Procedural Motion

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brooks-Horn that the amendment be put.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

MWOO and FOGO Waste Processing

92

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

1.    The report be received and noted; and

2.    Council in conjunction with other members of the Northern Sydney Waste Alliance, seek an EPA grant to trial and conduct research into FOGO.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Petition calling for limit to height and density controls in the Mowbray Precinct

93

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

1.    The petition be received and noted; and

2.    The Head Petitioner be provided with a copy of this report outlining the context and environment in which Council must assess applications.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

DRAFT PLAYGROUND STRATEGY

94

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brent that Council adopt the Playground Strategy dated July 2020 as attached at AT-1

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

InterSEction Upgrades – Installation of Traffic Signal at two locations

95

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brent 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).

 

Building Upgrade Finance – Improving Environmental Performance of Commercial Buildings

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

1.    The report be received and noted; and

2.    Council implement a Building Upgrade Finance program to non-residential precincts across the LGA.

3.    Council delegate authority to the General Manager to:-

a.    Develop the necessary administrative and contractual arrangements for the        operation of Environmental Upgrade Agreements; and

b.    Enter into Environmental Upgrade Agreements, and to make or amend a        Environmental Upgrade Charge under an Environmental Upgrade Agreement.

4.    A report come back to Council detailing the interest rates and general terms and conditions of the first application.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor David Brooks-Horn left the meeting, the time being 08:23 pm.

 

Meeting House Preschool – End of Lease, 47 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove

97

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

1.    Council advise The Meeting House that it will not be changing its decision in respect of a new lease for 47 Burns Bay Road.

2.    Council meet with families of Meeting house Preschool to assist them to secure new places for their children

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor David Brooks-Horn returned to the meeting, the time being 08:26 pm.

 

Closure of the Willoughby/Lane Cove Family Day Care Scheme

98

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent 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).

 

Waste, Recyclables and Garden Organics Collection & Recycling Processing Tender - Tender Number 768520

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

1.   In accordance with clause 178(1)(b) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (LG Regulation), decline to accept any of the Tenders submitted in response to the Request for Tenders for waste and recycling collection and recycling processing services;

2.   In accordance with 178(3)(e) of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2005, resolve to enter into negotiations with any person (whether or not the person was a tenderer) with a view to entering into a contract in relation to the subject matter of the tender;

3.   In accordance with Regulation 178(4)(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2005, Council’s reason for declining to invite fresh tenders or applications is that negotiation in the first instance is the most reasonable prospect of establishing an agreement with satisfactory terms and conditions that will benefit Council;

4.   In accordance with Regulation 178(4)(b) of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2005, Council’s reasons for determining to enter negotiations with any person, is that the components within Council’s requirements may be split into separate parts to be delivered by a range of providers to benefit Council; and

5.   Council include in any negotiations the possibility and feasibility of the successful contractor utilising electric trucks to achieve reduction in emissions and could include more flexibility in operating hours.

6.   Council delegate to the General Manager authority to negotiate on behalf of Council and submit a further report to Council on the outcome of the negotiations.

 

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 June 2020

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RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent 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).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 8:32pm

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 17 August 2020, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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