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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

7 December 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 7 December 2020

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor P. Palmer (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor K. Brent, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, 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, Coordinator – Strategic Planning and Office Manager, Corporate Services.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

 

Councillor Bennison declared a non-pecuniary interest that is non-significant in relation to a matter he intends to raise under Orders of the Day regarding Council’s Tree of Joy allowing donations for Delvina Women’s Refuge, as the child of one of his employees has collected donations. He indicated he would debate and vote on the matter.

 

Councillor Zbik declared a non-pecuniary interest that is non-significant in relation to the ‘Traffic Committee - November 2020’ as he has a relative who lives on Centennial Ave. He indicated he would debate and vote on the matter.

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies be received on behalf of Councillor K. Morris.

196

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Vissel that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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

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:

 

Officer Report for Determination No. 139

SUBJECT: Voluntary Acquisition - 194 River Road, Northwood

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 and discloses the valuation information in relation to the property purchase.

 

No members of the public made representations.

 

CLOSED COMMITTEE

197

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

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, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Closed Committee commenced at 6:50 pm.

 

Open Council resumed at 7:00 pm.

 

Confidential Items

 

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

 

Voluntary Acquisition - 194 River Road, Northwood

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 and discloses the valuation information in relation to the property purchase..

198

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Bennison that:  

1.   Council delegate authority to the General Manager to negotiate, up to the limit outlined in the report, the purchase of 194 River Road, Northwood to facilitate the construction of the Northwood/River Road Roundabout;

2.   The purchase be conditional of the receipt of final design approval from TFNSW;

3.   Should the acquisition proceed, Council adjust the 2020/2021 to fund the purchase from the Property Acquisition Reserve and include in the 2021/22 Budget funding for construction of the project.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

 

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

199

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Oliver Chang of St Leonards in regards to 46-52 Nicholson Street and 57-67 Christie Street, St Leonards - Planning Proposal 38

Grace Jianqing Liang of Lane Cove North in regards to the Traffic Committee Report - November 2020     

Jianqing Liang of Lane Cove North in regards to the Traffic Committee Report - November 2020     

Cassandra Bayley of Lane Cove North in regards to the Traffic Committee Report - November 2020     

Guy Freeland of St Leonards in regards to 46-52 Nicholson Street and 57-67 Christie Street, St Leonards - Planning Proposal 38

Tony Hill of Martin Place Sydney in regards to 46-52 Nicholson Street and 57-67 Christie Street, St Leonards - Planning Proposal 38

Y F Adrian Chau of St Leonards in regards to 46-52 Nicholson Street and 57-67 Christie Street, St Leonards - Planning Proposal 38

Tony Leung of Barrack Street Sydney in regards to 46-52 Nicholson Street and 57-67 Christie Street, St Leonards - Planning Proposal 38     

Jacqueline Parker of Pitt Street Sydney in regards to 46-52 Nicholson Street and 57-67 Christie Street, St Leonards - Planning Proposal 38

Alex Yim of Chifley Square Sydney in regards to 46-52 Nicholson Street and 57-67 Christie Street, St Leonards - Planning Proposal 38

Paul Walter of St Leonards in regards to 46-52 Nicholson Street and 57-67 Christie Street, St Leonards - Planning Proposal 38

Don Murchison of Greenwich in regards to Rebuilding Council ovals with compost, mist irrigation & stormwater storage tanks

Jacky  Barker of Lane Cove in regards to various items

Richard Ash of St Leonards in regards to 46-52 Nicholson Street and 57-67 Christie Street, St Leonards - Planning Proposal 38

Lachlan Rothheudt of Lane Cove in regards to the Traffic Committee Report - November 2020     

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

200

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 and Zbik (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 16 NOVEMBER 2020

201

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 November 2020 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

202

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Brent that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 November 2020 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

Councillor Palmer expressed condolences on behalf of Council to The Hon Anthony Roberts MP, whose father sadly passed last Friday.

Councillor Palmer noted the passing of Greenwich resident Philip Dulhunty. Philip was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004 for service to international trade through the design, manufacture and export of equipment for large high voltage electric systems, and to aviation, particularly through the Seaplane Pilots Association of Australia. Philip was well known for his seaplane moored outside his house. He kept his pilot's license until he was 90 years old, regularly taking off along the Harbour. He ran his office from premises in Lane Cove village. He recently presented Councillor Palmer with a copy of his autobiography “Never a Dull Moment” which will be donated to Lane Cove Library.

Councillor Palmer advised Council of the passing of another well-known Greenwich resident, Jill Pain. Jill was the much-loved Director of the Greenwich kindergarten for many years. She was also a passionate advocate for and protector of Lane Cove’s local bushland.

Councillor Bennison suggested Council provide a sub category of the Tree of Joy to allow donations to directed to Delvina Women’s Refuge.

Councillor Bennison advised that he has resigned as the Council representative for Centrehouse and will take the role as treasurer.

Councillor Vissel commend Council staff on the opening concert for The Canopy.

Matter of Urgency

203

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Strassberg that Council consider a Motion in relation to the proposed closure of the Lane Cove Ferry Service.

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

The Mayor ruled the matter to be urgent.

Cancellation of lane cove ferry service

204

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Vissel that:

1.   Council lobby Transport for NSW to continue to financially assist the operator of the Lane Cove ferry or explore Sydney Ferries operating the Lane Cove ferry line, as commuters face longer bus journeys which are not comparable alternatives to the ferry service.

2.   Council seek the assistance of the Hon. Anthony Roberts, Member for Lane  Cove, with this matter.

3.   Council seek the assistance of the Minister for Transport, the Hon. Andrew Constance, with this matter.

4.   Council inform Mr Trent Zimmerman MP of Council’s desired outcomes.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Notice of Motion - Rebuilding Council Ovals with Compost - EPA Case Study

 

MOTION

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

1.    Invite Dr. Mick Battam, Chief Soil Scientist from AgEnviro Solutions to speak with staff on the methods, experience and outcomes of the composting of Sporting Ovals. 

2.    Dependant on the outcome, Council invite Dr. Mick Battam, Chief Soil Scientist from AgEnviro Solutions to speak at a Councillor’s Workshop on the methods, experience and outcomes of the composting of Sporting Ovals.

 

Amendment

An Amendment was moved by Councillors Brent and Palmer that Council invite Dr. Mick Battam, Chief Soil Scientist from AgEnviro Solutions to speak with staff on the methods, experience and outcomes of the composting of Sporting Ovals.   

 

The amendment was withdrawn.

 

Amendment

An Amendment was moved by Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Council:-

1.    Invite Dr. Mick Battam, Chief Soil Scientist from AgEnviro Solutions to speak with staff on the methods, experience and outcomes of the composting of Sporting Ovals. 

2.    The staff assess the health risks, cost and downtime of composting the ovals.

 

POINT OF ORDER

A Point of Order was raised by Councillor on whether part 2 of the amendment is covered by point 1 of the amendment.

The Mayor ruled that the amendment is covered by point 1 so therefore point 2 of the amendment was removed.

 

REVISED AMENDMENT

An Amendment was moved by Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Council invite Dr. Mick Battam, Chief Soil Scientist from AgEnviro Solutions to speak with staff on the methods, experience and outcomes of the composting of Sporting Ovals. 

 

The revised amendment was withdrawn.

205

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notice of Motion - Installation of Mist Fans/Sprayers on Council Property

206

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the General Manager:

1. Develop a provision in respect to Council commercial licenses in Lane Cove Plaza that      allows for the installation of mist fans/sprayers on our property having regard to:

      a)   process of application;

      b)   who pays for the product, installation and operating cost;

      c)   responsibility of maintenance;

      d)   make good;

      e)   other issues impacting the license; and

      f)    Councils commitment to energy and water reduction targets.

2. Notify the relevant tenants of our new provision; and

3. Delegate authority to the General Manager to process applications.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Kingsford Smith Oval - Off-Leash Dog Use

 

MOTION

A motion was moved by Councillors Strassberg and Brent that Council note:-

1.    Under the Work, Health and Safety Act 2011, the work, health and safety of staff is the responsibility of the General Manager;

2.    StateCover, Council’s workers compensation insurer has reaffirmed that Council owes a duty of care to staff under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to take reasonable care for their physical and psychological safety and recommends the oval be made an on-leash dog exercise area during staff working hours; and

3.    The General Manger, to ensure physical and psychological safety of staff in the workplace, will undertake the following course of action:

a.  Continue the opening and closing of the gates at Kingsford Smith Oval utilising Council staff during the staff work hours, 6:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday;

b.  Continue using the flag system at Kingsford Smith Oval for both entire oval bookings, cricket net bookings and selected maintenance works;

c.  Undertake further community education in relation to the arrangements at Kingsford Smith Oval, the reasons for them and encouraging further improvement in user behavior; and

d.  If dog related incidents continue to occur at Kingsford Smith Oval (including verbal abuse towards Council staff), advice be obtained from StateCover; and the Councillors and community be advised in advance of the change to a designated on-leash area during the staff working hours.

 

 

 

 

Procedural Motion

207

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that Councillor Strassberg be allowed to display an image of a Lane Cove Dog Lovers Association Facebook Post

in relation to his address to Council.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Procedural Motion

208

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Palmer that the motion be put.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

209

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

POWER AND DATA AT Kingsford Smith Oval

 

MOTION

A motion was moved by Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that Council prepare a report:

1.    Outlining costings to provide power and data services across the site where the existing solar cameras are located noting that estimated cost of digging a trench of 120 metres is around $5,000;

2.    If power is installed, consider what additional services could be provided to the site that would improve the use by local sporting clubs and the community such as but not limited, electronic scoreboard, Wi-Fi, security; and

3.    That the report in the first instance be presented to a Councillor Workshop.

Procedural Motion

210

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Vissel that that the motion be put.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn (Total 2).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Brent, Strassberg, Vissel and Zbik (Total 5).

 

Matter Arising 

LANE COVE DOG LOVERS ASSOCIATION FACEBOOK POST

211

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Strassberg that Council investigate the option for Council to seek the removal of the post from the Lane Cove Dog Lovers Association on November 3rd from Facebook including writing to the poster and site administrator requesting that it be removed and investigate if there were any further matters requiring reporting. 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

46-52 Nicholson Street and 57-67 Christie Street, St Leonards - Planning Proposal 38

212

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

1.   Support in principle an LEP amendment with a revised built form, with a reduced height of 26 storeys (RL 175.2), and FSR of 15:1.

2.   Note the amended proposal includes revised setbacks and street wall heights to Nicholson Street, Christie Street and southern boundary;

3.   Seek advice on the Planning Proposal from the Local Planning Panel on 17 December 2020;

4.   Delegate authority to the General Manager, upon receiving the Local Planning Panel advice from the Planning Proposal, to determine whether to seek Gateway Determination from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

5.   Notwithstanding, its ‘in principle support’, receive a report to the February meeting regarding the proposal’s intended compliance with the DCP with respect to car parking, for the following reasons:

      a.         St Leonards South has no capacity for on-street parking of employee             commuters;

      b.         From experience, commercial car parking in built up areas is about one car             park per 100sqm, and this only caters for one principal of the business;

      c.         the applicants car parking proposal is unrealistic and restrictive in attracting smaller tenancies; and

      d.         Staff will occupy local parking stations thereby taking parking away from             residents and visitors to local businesses.

 

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

Against the Motion was Councillor Vissel (Total 1).

Councillor Daniel Strassberg left the meeting, the time being 09:51 pm

Councillor Daniel Strassberg returned to the meeting, the time being 09:52 pm

Councillor Scott Bennison left the meeting, the time being 09:54 pm

Councillor Scott Bennison returned to the meeting, the time being 09:56 pm

Matter Arising

2036 PLAN

 

MOTION

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

1.    Urgently write to the Minister for Planning (copied to the relevant State and Federal local MPs) seeking immediate amendments to the final adopted 2036 Plan to return the maximum heights which were increased following community consultation and exhibition of the Draft 2036 Plan to the exhibited heights. The letter to the Minister include a submission particularly with reference to the significant adverse amenity impacts of the proposed massive increase in heights along Christie Street and Nicholson Street; and

2.    Review its in principle support for Planning Proposal Number 38 should the Minister for Planning revise and reduce the maximum heights of the St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Plan.

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Vissel and Zbik (Total 2).

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

Councillor David Brooks-Horn left the meeting, the time being 10:20 pm

Councillor Scott Bennison left the meeting, the time being 10:20 pm

Councillor Scott Bennison returned to the meeting, the time being 10:20 pm

Councillor David Brooks-Horn returned to the meeting, the time being 10:23 pm

St Leonards South - Revised Draft Section 7.11 Contributions Plan (re-exhibition)

this item was recommitted

 

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

1.   Publicly exhibit the amended Section 7.11 Contributions Plan for the St Leonards South area, as stated in the Consultation Strategy in this report;

2.   A further report be submitted to Council on the results of the consultation process; and

3.   Delegate authority to the General Manager to exhibit for 42 days, with any Development Application for the St Leonards South precinct, a VPA whose incentives accord with Council’s previously adopted incentives contained in the DCP for each Area, and a report be submitted to Council with the results of the consultation for consideration prior to determination of that Development Application.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Procedural Motion

214

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that item - St Leonards South - Revised Draft Section 7.11 Contributions Plan (Re-Exhibition) be recommitted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

215

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

1.   Publicly exhibit the amended Section 7.11 Contributions Plan for the St Leonards South area, as stated in the Consultation Strategy in this report;

2.    A further report be submitted to Council on the results of the consultation process; and

3.    Delegate authority to the General Manager to exhibit for 28 days, with any Development Application for the St Leonards South precinct, a VPA whose incentives accord with Council’s previously adopted incentives contained in the DCP for each Area, and a report be submitted to Council with the results of the consultation for consideration prior to determination of that Development Application.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

12f Skiff Club and Tantallon Pavilion Rebuilding Tenders

216

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brooks-Horn that Council delegate authority to the General Manager to accept the tenders and enter into contracts for the following projects:-

a.  Construction of the Aquatic Park Skiff and Public Storage and Access Facility; and

b.  Demolition of the current grandstand and changerooms at Tantallon Oval and building of a new Pavilion – incorporating new changerooms, viewing area, community room and disabled access.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Sustainability Small Grants - Round 20 - Greenwich Public School

217

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

1.    Approve the funding from the Sustainability Small Grants Program for Greenwich Public School to the value of $4,997.50; and

2.    Give Public Notice of the proposed funding under Round 20 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program, and subject to no objections being received, grant the funds as outlined above.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Ausgrid Community Solar Battery Project

218

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

1.    The report be received and noted;

2.    A further report be submitted to Council before becoming a partner with Ausgrid for a future trial of the community Battery program, including;

a.   The ability of residents to opt out and costs associated with opting out;

b.   confirmation if Ausgrid as part of its program is able to either sell for profit stored power or transfer stored power to another grid outside the community that generated the power; and

c.   What back-up plan is in place to ensure that continued supply of power is available to our residents in the event of failure of batteries or if stored energy is either sold or diverted.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Official Opening of The Canopy on 29 November 2020

219

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Brooks-Horn that the report be received and noted and that Council thank all staff who were involved in the preparation of this event and who contributed their time on the day to ensure the successful running of the event.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

The Canopy - Commendation Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) Awards for Planning Excellence 2020

220

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 and Zbik (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Delegation of Authority During Christmas Recess

221

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

1.    In accordance with Section 377 of the Local Government Act 1993, appoint a Committee comprising of the Mayor and the General Manager, or in their absence a delegate of the Mayor and/or the person acting as General Manager, to deal with and determine, urgent matters arising during the Council recess until 15 February 2021, in such cases applying Council’s policies, or where no such policies exist, exercising due caution; and

2.    receive a report come back to the February Council meeting to report any urgent matters that arise during the recess.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Appointment of Audit Committee Member

222

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Strassberg that Council appoints Mr Dennis Vaccher to Council’s Internal Audit Committee for the Council term ending in September 2020

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

"Your High Street" Grant - Longueville Road Paving

223

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

1.   The report be received and noted;

2.   Consultation be undertaken in December2020/January 2021 as outlined in the Consultation Strategy contained within the report; and

3.   Council apply for funding under the “Your High Street” Grant program to upgrade the paving on Longueville road and install Fairy lights in ten trees in and around the town Centre, incorporating the results of the Consultation Strategy.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Lane Cove Bush Kids Highly Commended Recipient

224

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Greening our City Grant

225

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brooks-Horn that Council receive and note the report.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Traffic Committee - November 2020

226

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Zbik and Strassberg that Council adopts the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 and that based on the consultation undertaken, Council not proceed with the implementation of Item Y4.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot November 2020

227

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 and Zbik (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

CLOSE

The meeting closed at 10:59pm.

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 15 February 2021, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

MAYOR

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