MINUTES


Finance and Governance Committee

 

Monday, 10 February 2020

6.00pm

 

Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PRESENT

Council Members

Councillor Vince Badalati (Chair), Councillor Stephen Agius, Councillor Sam Elmir, Councillor Con Hindi, Councillor Nick Katris, Councillor Rita Kastanias, Councillor Nancy Liu and Councillor Colleen Symington.

Council Staff

General Manager - Ms Gail Connolly, Director Assets and Infrastructure - Mr Laurie O’Connor

Director Business and Corporate Services - Mr David Tuxford, Director City Strategy & Innovation - Ms Sue Weatherley, Manager - Office of the General Manager - Ms Roxanne Thornton, Executive Services Officer – Mrs Marina Cavar, Executive Manager – Engineering Operations - Mr Andrew Latta, Chief Financial Officer - Danielle Parker, Executive Manager People and Culture- Fiona Campbell, Manager Governance and Risk - Popy Mourgelas, Head of Strategic Property - Bernard Morabito, Strategic Property Specialist - Jim Alison, Property Approval Officer - Zareen Wilson.

 

OPENING

Councillor Badalati, opened the meeting at 6.10pm.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

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

APOLOGIES/LEAVE OF ABSENCE  

There were no apologies or requests for leave of absence.

 

NOTICE OF WEBCASTING

The Chairperson, Councillor Badalati, advised staff and the public that the meeting is being recorded for minute-taking purposes and is also webcast live on Council’s website, in accordance with Section 4 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.  This recording will be made available on  Council’s website.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

There were no disclosures of interest made.

PUBLIC FORUM

There are no speakers registered to speak.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Finance and Governance Committee - 9 December 2019

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Agius

That the Minutes of the Finance and Governance Committee held on 9 December 2019, be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

    

COMMITTEE REPORTS

FIN001-20         Investment Report as at 30 November 2019

(Report by Senior Financial Accountant - Reporting)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Katris and Councillor Symington

That Council receives and notes the contents of the Investment Report as at 30 November 2019.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN002-20         Investment Report as at 31 December 2019

(Report by Senior Financial Accountant - Reporting)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Katris and Councillor Agius

That Council receives and notes the contents of the Investment Report as at 31 December 2019.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN003-20         Adoption of Draft Public Interest Disclosure Reporting Policy 2020

(Report by Manager Governance and Risk)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Hindi

That Council defer the draft Public Interest Disclosure Reporting Policy 2020 to a future workshop.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN004-20         Report on Outstanding Council Resolutions for the period 01 October 2019 - 31 December 2019

(Report by Manager, Office of the General Manager)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Katris

That the report on Outstanding Council Resolutions for the period 01 October 2019 to 31 December 2019, be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

FIN005-20         Property Matter - Proposed Dedication of Land as Public Road - 75 Louis Terrace, Hurstville

(Report by Strategic Property Specialist)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Elmir and Councillor Kastanias

That the Property Matter – Proposed Dedication of Land as Public Road – 75 Louis Terrace, Hurstville be deferred to a future workshop.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN006-20         Property Matter - 50 Lillian Road, Riverwood (Lillian Road Reserve) - Grant of Easement to Drain Water for Benefit of Adjoining Property

(Report by Strategic Property Specialist)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Agius

(a)     That Council grant an Easement to Drain Water over Lot 13 in Deposited Plan (DP) 207755, being part of Lillian Road Reserve, Riverwood, as generally detailed in this report.

(b)     That the General Manager be authorised to execute the Section 88B Instrument or Transfer Granting Easement and all associated documentation to create the easement under Common Seal of the Council, if required.

(c)     That all costs associated with the granting of the easement be met by the applicant.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6.59pm

 

 

Chairperson