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Finance and Governance Committee

 

Monday, 08 April 2019

6.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Vince Badalati (Chair), Councillor Stephen Agius, Councillor Sam Elmir, Councillor Sandy Grekas, Councillor Con Hindi, Councillor Rita Kastanias, Councillor Lou Konjarski, Councillor Colleen Symington, Councillor Warren Tegg

Council Staff

Director Business and Corporate Services - Mr David Tuxford, Director, City Strategy and Innovation – Sue Weatherley, Senior Solicitor - Ms Amanda Berry, Director Assets and Infrastructure – Mr Laurie O’Connor, Manager, Office of the General Manager - Ms Roxanne Thornton,  Chief Financial Officer – Ms Danielle Parker,  Head of Strategic Property – Mr Bernard Morabito,  Manager, Project Delivery - Michelle Whitehurst, A/Executive Assistant to Director Business and Corporate Services – Ms Nickie Paras

Opening

Councillor Badalati, opened the meeting at 6:04pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

Councillor Badalati acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people of the Eora Nation.

Note:          Councillor Hindi joined the meeting at 6:06pm

Apologies  

Recommendation: Councillor Agius and Councillor Tegg 

That an Apology for Councillor Liu be accepted and a Leave of Absence be granted for this Committee Meeting.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Public Addresses To The Meeting

There were no registered speakers at this meeting.

Minutes of Previous Meetings

Finance and Governance Committee - 11 March 2019

Recommendation: Councillor Elmir and Councillor Agius

That the Minutes of the Finance and Governance Committee held on 11 March 2019, be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Note:          Councillor Kastanias joined the meeting at 6.10pm.

  Committee Reports

FIN022-19         Draft 2019/20 Budget - Consideration of Upgrading Simpson Reserve Oatley

(Report by Manager Project Delivery)

Recommendation: Councillor Elmir and Councillor Tegg

That Council considers the upgrading of the Simpson Reserve Oatley Playground when the 2019/20 draft budget is being formulated.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN023-19         Property Matter - Ellen Subway Mortdale - Licence Agreement and Road Dedication from Sydney Trains

(Report by Head of Strategic Property)

Recommendation: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Elmir

(a)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign all documentation to effect the dedication of land described as Lot 1 in DP1181159, Lot 1 in DP171156, Lot 1 in DP455333 and Lot 10 Section 1 in DP1884, known as Ellen Subway, Mortdale as public road, from RailCorp (Sydney Trains).

(b)  That pending dedication, the General Manager be authorised to enter into licence with Sydney Trains or its nominated licensor, for the Ellen Subway, Mortdale, described as Lot 1 in DP1181159, Lot 1 in DP171156, Lot 1 in DP455333 and Lot 10 Section 1 in DP1884 on terms and conditions as generally detailed in this report.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN024-19         Property Matter - Lease of Commercial Office Space - Suite 4D, 34 MacMahon Street Hurstville

(Report by Head of Strategic Property)

Recommendation: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Tegg

That the report “Property Matter – Lease of Commercial Office Space – Suite 4D, 34 MacMahon Street Hurstville” be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN025-19         Investment Report as at 28 February 2019

(Report by Finance Accountant - Reporting)

Recommendation: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Agius

That Council receive and note the contents of the Investment Report as at 28 February 2019.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

FIN026-19         Advice on Costs and Status of Council's Court Proceedings - March 2019

(Report by Director Legal Services and General Counsel)

Recommendation: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Elmir

That the report “Advice on Costs and Status of Council’s Court Proceedings – March 2019” be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

FIN027-19         Councillor Meeting Attendance Record - September 2017 - February 2019

(Report by Head of Executive Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Elmir and Councillor Grekas

That the meeting attendance record of all Councillors for the period September 2017 to March 2019 inclusive, as detailed in Attachment 1 to this report, be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN028-19         Tabling of Disclosure of Interest Returns

(Report by Coordinator, Corporate Governance)

Recommendation: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Grekas

That the tabling of Disclosure of Interest Returns be noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

   

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 6:24pm

 

Chairperson