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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

17 May 2021, 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 17 May 2021

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.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Nil

APOLOGIES 

Nil

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

66

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg 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, Strassberg, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Jacky Barker of Lane Cove (by Zoom) regarding the activation of Lane Cove Plaza, Construction Traffic Management Plans;

Peter Staveley of  Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Merri Southwood of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Liz Gill of Greenwich regarding recognition of Violet McKenzie;

Lynne McLoughlin of Lane Cove regarding the tenure of Council Committee Members;

Jennifer Schneller of Northwood regarding the tenure of Council Committee Members, Bob Campbell Oval, St Leonards Over Rail Plaza;

Martin Cunningham of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Dennis Karp of Greenwich regarding Bob Campbell Oval;

Don Murchison of Greenwich regarding the tenure of Council Committee Members, Bob Campbell Oval, St Leonards Over Rail Plaza.

 

 

Extension of Time

67

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that Liz Gill be granted a 1 minute extension of time.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Extension of Time

68

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brooks-Horn that Jennifer Schneller be granted a 1 minute extension of time.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Extension of Time

69

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brooks-Horn that Dennis Karp be granted a 1 minute extension of time.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Written submissions

Shauna Forrest, President, on behalf of the Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society regarding Tenure of Council Committee Members and Bob Campbell Oval

Lynne McLoughlin of Lane Cove regarding the tenure of Council Committee Members

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

70

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 19 APRIL 2021

71

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brent that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 April 2021 be received.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

72

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brent and Vissel that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 19 April 2021 be confirmed.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Mayoral Minute - Cockatoo Island

73

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Palmer that Council make a submission on the Draft Concept Vision for Cockatoo Island.

 

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

 

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minute - Honouring Our WWII Veterans

74

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Palmer that Council honours all our remaining local WWII service men and women, possibly at our next Remembrance Day service.

In preparation, that Council enlists the local RSL Sub-branch, our local Federal Member, Trent Zimmerman MP and Captain the Hon Anthony Roberts MP, for assistance in reaching out to our remaining local WWII service men and women.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Orders Of The Day

 

Nil

 

Notices of Motion

 

Notice of Motion - Tenure of Council Committee Members

75

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Palmer and Brent that the proposed limit on membership of Council Committees to a tenure of two (2) consecutive Council Terms be referred to Council’s Internal Audit Committee for a recommendation to Council regarding best practice and to be discussed at a Councillor Workshop.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Councillor Scott Bennison left the meeting, the time being 07:44 PM

Councillor Scott Bennison returned to the meeting, the time being 07:45 PM

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Bob Campbell Oval - Update

 

MOTION

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

1.      Report be received and noted;

2.      Council commit to complying with the outcomes NSW Government’s Review of Synthetic Turf Sports Fields;

3.      Council write to the state government seeking permission to commence the procurement process for the construction of a synthetic surface at Bob Campbell Oval once the NSW Government’s Review of Synthetic Turf Sports Fields has been completed;

4.      Provide a further report to Council prior to commencing the tender process outlining:-

a.      Cost comparisons between synthetic surfaces considered.

b.      Results of previous testing and research on the new proposed surface.

c.      Examples of how the new proposed surface has been tested for Australian climatic conditions.

d.      Any other considerations deemed relevant to Council and the community; and

5.      The procurement process for the Bob Campbell Oval Project include in the specification and contract documentation a contractual right to amend the specification for any synthetic turf system or terminate the contract completely, if required, to comply with the Review’s outcomes.

 

Foreshadowed Motion

A Foreshadowed Motion was moved by Councillors Bennison and Brent that Council:

1.    Report be received and noted;

2.    Council commit to complying with the outcomes NSW Government’s Review of Synthetic Turf Sports Fields; and

3.    The procurement process for the Bob Campbell Oval Project include in the specification and contract documentation a contractual right to amend the specification for any synthetic turf system or terminate the contract completely, if required, to comply with the Review’s outcomes.

Procedural MotioN

76

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Bennison and Strassberg that the motion be put

 

For the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison and Brent (Total 4).

Against the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 4).

 

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

 

For the Motion were Councillors Brooks-Horn, Vissel, Zbik and Morris (Total 4).

Against the Motion were Councillors Palmer, Strassberg, Bennison and Brent (Total 4).

77

The Foreshadowed Motion became the Motion, and upon being put to the meeting was declared carried.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

St Leonards Over Rail Plaza Project - Design and Naming

78

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

1.   The report be received and noted.

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

3.   Following the exhibition period a report on the suggestions for the permanent naming of the project, together with a report on any submissions received and any proposed amendments, be submitted to Council for consideration.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Local Housing Strategy - Public Exhibition

79

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

1.   Receive and note the report;

2.   Endorse the Draft Local Housing Strategy (LHS) for public exhibition;

3.   Undertake community consultation for a period of six (6) weeks as per the Community Participation Plan;

4.   Following public exhibition, present a report back to Council of any submissions received for consideration by Council.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mental Health Services in Lane Cove

80

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

1.   Work with the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) and the Northern Sydney Primary Health Network (NSPHN) to provide further support to the local community;

2.   Continue its existing programs and events and expand the provision of information to the local community; and

3.   Launch Mental Health month at the Lane Cove Rotary Fair.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Building Upgrade Finance - Environmental Upgrade Agreement

81

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Traffic Committee - April 2021

82

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Palmer that Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 with exception to Item 1 that the Traffic Committee and Council staff prepare options other than line marking to prevent U-turns in Central Avenue  to improve pedestrian safety and submit to the Traffic Committee for formal consideration.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Annual Report and Determination - Councillor Fees

83

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Vissel and Brooks-Horn that Council determine the following annual fees to be paid for 2021/22:-

·    Mayor: $45,110 (in addition to the Councillors fee) and

·    Councillors: $20,690.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Third Quarter Review - 2020/21 Budget

84

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Zbik that the 2020 -2021 Budget be varied as follows:-

 

Original Budget

(000’s)

1st Quarter Adjustments

(000’s)

2nd Quarter Adjustments

(000’s)

3rd Quarter Adjustments

(000’s)

Revised Budget

(000’s)

Expenditure - Operating

$52,985

$314

$329

$318

$53,946

Income - Operating

$48,785

$56

$495

$1,388

$50,724

Surplus/(Deficit) before

Capital Grants and Contributions

($4,200)

($258)

$166

1,070

($3,222)

Income - Capital

$18,225

$400

$0

$0

$18,625

Surplus/ (Deficit)

$14,025

$142

$166

$1,070

$15,403

 

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Third Quarter Review  - Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2020 - 21

85

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Strassberg and Brooks-Horn that Council receive and note the Third Quarter Review of the 2020 - 2021 Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot April 2021

86

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

 

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

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

  CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 9.03pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 21 June 2021, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

MAYOR

 

 

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