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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

15 August 2016, 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 15 August 2016

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor D. Hutchens (Chair), Councillor D. Brooks-Horn , Councillor S. Cheong, Councillor M. Gold, Councillor D. Karpin, Councillor P. Palmer, and Councillor D. Strassberg.

 

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

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: Nil

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor S. Bennison and Councillor K. Brent.

143

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

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (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.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

144

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Gold 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 Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Glenda McSorley of Lane Cove North on behalf of the Lane Cove North Residents Association

expressing concern in relation to the Lane Cove North precinct rat-run effecting Karilla Ave, Kurri Street, Kyong Street, Landers Road and Parklands Ave and disappointment with the report and recommendations of the Traffic Committee meeting of 26 July and enquiring as to the weighting given to submissions during the community consultation period.

 

John Newling of Lane Cove North objecting to the recommendations of the Traffic Committee meeting of 26 July in relation to the Lane Cove North precinct rat-run and expressing concern particularly in relation to the bus route information included in the recommendation, noting that no changes would be required to the route taken by the school bus through Karrilla Ave from Centennial Ave as suggested.

 

Jon Johannsen of Lane Cove North objecting to the recommendations of the Traffic Committee meeting of 26 July in relation to the Lane Cove North precinct rat-run and enquiring as to how queuing on Parklands Ave would increase by implemented the proposed traffic restrictions and  what considerations the committee took into account in relation to the proposed restrictions increasing resident travel times.

 

Katina Sweeting of Lane Cove North objecting to the recommendations of the Traffic Committee meeting of 26 July in relation to the Lane Cove North precinct rat-run, expressing concern in relation to the consideration and validity of crash data and enquiring as to whether a site inspection was conducted by the committee.

 

Gavin Bartier of Lane Cove North objecting to the recommendations of the Traffic Committee meeting of 26 July in relation to the Lane Cove North precinct rat-run, and enquiring as to why  Karilla Ave is the only road off Centennial Ave that permits left hand turns thus reducing resident amenity in Lane Cove North and whether a site inspection was undertaken by the committee.

 

Ruth Newman of Lane Cove North enquiring as to whether community representatives of the Lane Cove North Advisory Committee and the Lane Cove North Resident Association would be invited to attend and address the Traffic Committee should the matter of the Lane Cove North precinct rat-run  be considered by the committee in the future and requesting responses to the questions raised throughout the public forum which were tabled at the meeting.

 

Don Murchison of Greenwich supporting an appeal in relation to the Fit for the Future legal proceedings, bicycle infrastructure funding for improved safety along River Road, a shared user path at 266 Longueville Road and a second pedestrian crossing on Greenwich Road and commenting on the voting procedure of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee.

 

Doug Stuart of Longueville urging Council to continue pursuing a JRA with Hunters Hill and Ryde councils and expressing concern in relation to the lack of detail regarding stormwater management included in the Draft Open Space Plan.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

145

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

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 18 JULY 2016

146

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 18 July 2016 be received.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

147

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Gold that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 18 July 2016 be confirmed.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Fit for the Future Court Action and Hunter's Hill Resolutions

148

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Gold that Council advise Hunter’s Hill Council that:-

1.       It does not support proceeding with a plebiscite / poll of the issue of mergers without the State Government’s commitment to agreeing to be bound by the outcome, which to date has not been forthcoming; and

2.       It remains committed to the JRA model, but will not put further resources into forming  a joint regional authority under the County Council provisions until the State Government indicates it support for the model, as the formation of any County Council will require Ministerial approval.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Matter Arising

COUNCILLOR WORKSHOP – AMALGAMATION LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

149

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Palmer that as soon as practical after the determination of the Council’s current amalgamation legal proceedings, that a Councillor workshop be held.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Proposed Alternate Special Resolution Regarding Amending the NSROC Constitution

150

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Brooks-Horn that Council endorse the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and direct its representatives on the NSROC Board to support this decision at the upcoming Extraordinary NSROC Board meeting called to consider this matter.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Lift for Longueville Road Pedestrian Bridge

151

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Strassberg that Council write again to the Roads Minister about the lifts at the Longueville Road pedestrian overpass noting their continuing lack of service.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Traffic Committee - July 2016

152

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Brooks-Horn that Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 26 July 2016.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Open Space Plan - Post Consultation Report

153

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Gold that Council adopts the amended Open Space Plan dated August 2016 included as AT-2.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

River Road West / Longueville Road / Kenneth Street Intersection Traffic Safety

154

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

1.       Make a formal submission to the Local State and Federal Members of Parliament and the Minister for Roads for urgent funding for traffic improvements; and

2.       Implement pedestrian improvements at the River Road West / Longueville Road / Northwood Road intersection, Lane Cove as part of the 2016/17 footpath program.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Local Government Conference NSW 2016

155

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

1.       Submit the motions outlined in the report for debate at the 2016 Local Government NSW Annual Conference with the addition of the following motion:-

          “That LGNSW adopt as a policy position its opposition to any proposal to force the amalgamation of Local Aboriginal Land Councils without the agreement of the affected Local Aboriginal Land Councils and their respective communities and the NSW Premier, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Local Government be advised of this position”; and

2.       Authorise the attendance of all Councillors wishing to attend the Local Government Conference and Council’s four (4) voting delegates be Councillors Hutchens, Brooks-Horn, Bennison and Gold.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

NBN Rollout - Request for Heritage Exemption

156

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

1.       Receive and note the report.

2.       Implement a simplified approval process to undertake a case by case assessment against the following requirements, with the application fee to be $55:-

a)     No equipment shall be installed on the front of a building. However, for aerial connections, any such equipment must be installed so as to minimise the visual impact, including as a minimum, the colour of the installation being the same as the structure to which it is attached;

b)     No equipment shall be installed on any part of the building that is visible from the street, excluding aerial connections; and

c)     Original details must not be removed from the front or visible elevations of heritage items to facilitate the installation.

3.       Undertake a review of the arrangements 6 months after receipt of the first application.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

3D Printing at Lane Cove Library

157

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Karpin and Hutchens that:-

1.       The report be received and noted;

2.       A 3D printing fee of $5.00 per job plus $0.10 per minute print time be adopted;

3.       In accordance with Sections 610F and 705 of the Local Government Act 1993, public notice of the proposed new fees be given for a period of 28 days; and

4.       Subject to there being no reasonable objections, the proposed fees be adopted and incorporated into Council’s 2016-2017 Fees and Charges Schedule.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Partial Closure of Lithgow Street St Leonards to facilitate the proposed St Leonards Plaza.

158

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

1.       Council commence the process to close part of Lithgow Street as indicated in AT-1 in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Lands dated 28 April 2006;

2.       Council undertake community consultation for a period of 6 weeks in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report concurrently with the exhibition of the Planning Proposal and Voluntary Planning Agreement in respect of 75-79 Lithgow Street and 84-90 Christie Street, St Leonards; and

3.       A further report be received outlining the submissions received.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

4th Quarter Review of the 2015-16 Delivery Program and Operational Plan

159

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Brooks-Horn that the 4th Quarter Review of the 2015-16 Delivery Program and Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot

160

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

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Inquiry into Crown Land

161

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Cheong that:-

1.       The report be received and noted; and

2.       Council endorse the submission made included as AT-1.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Associated Costs of Greenwich Peninsula Closure on New Year's Eve

162

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

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Key Worker Housing - 150 Epping Road, Lane Cove West

163

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

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brooks-Horn, Strassberg and Cheong (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 7:54pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 19 September 2016, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

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