MINUTES


Finance and Governance Committee

 

Monday 10 August 2020

6.00pm

 

 

 

ONLINE MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Minutes - Finance and Governance Committee - Monday 10 August 2020

Page 2

 

PRESENT

Council Members

Councillor Vince Badalati (Chair), Councillor Sam Elmir, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Con Hindi, Councillor Nick Katris and Councillor Nancy Liu.

Council Staff

Director Business and Corporate Services - Mr David Tuxford, Manager Governance and Risk - Ms Popy Mourgelas, Chief Financial Officer - Ms Danielle Parker, Strategic Property Specialist - Mr Jim Alison,  Manager Office of the General Manager - Ms Roxanne Thornton, Executive Services Officer - Mrs Marina Cavar and Technology Services Officer - Mr Alex Wong.

OPENING

Councillor Badalati, opened the meeting at 6.05pm.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

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

APOLOGIES/LEAVE OF ABSENCE  

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Katris and Councillor Elmir

That apologies for Councillors Agius, Kastanias and Symington be accepted and a Leave of Absence granted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

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 were no registered speakers for this meeting.


 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Finance and Governance Committee - 13 July 2020

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Katris and Councillor Hindi

That the Minutes of the Finance and Governance Committee held on 13 July 2020 be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

COMMITTEE REPORTS

FIN032-20        Report on Outstanding Council Resolutions (Period up to and including 30 June 2020)

(Report by Manager, Office of the General Manager)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Katris and Councillor Elmir

That the report on Outstanding Council Resolutions (period up to and including 30 June 2020), be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN033-20        Local Government NSW (LGNSW) 2020 Annual Conference - Voting Delegates and Submission of Motions

(Report by Manager, Office of the General Manager)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Elmir

That this item be deferred to a full Council meeting for discussion and voting.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN034-20        Administrative Matter - Execution of Documents Under Delegated Authority (1 July 2020 to 31 July 2020)

(Report by Manager, Office of the General Manager)

Recommendation: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Katris

That Council note, for the period 1 July 2020 to 31 July 2020, there were two (2) documents executed by the General Manager under delegation.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN035-20        Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Minutes from meetings held on 23 March and 13 July 2020

(Report by Chief Audit Executive)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Katris

(a)   That the confirmed Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on the 23 March 2020 be received and noted.

(b)   That the unconfirmed Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on the 13 July 2020 be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN036-20        Investment Report as at 30 June 2020

(Report by Senior Financial Accountant - Reporting)

Recommendation: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Elmir

That Council receives and notes the contents of the Investment Report as at 30 June, 2020.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN037-20        NSW Government Grants to Georges River Council

(Report by Director Business and Corporate Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Elmir and Councillor Hindi

That Council receives and notes the information contained within this report.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

FIN038-20        Property Matter - Beverley Park Golf Course - Easement to Drain Water from Adjoining Residential Property

(Report by Strategic Property Specialist)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Katris

(a)    That Council grants an Easement to Drain Water over Lot 1 in DP1115160, being part of the Beverley Park Golf Course 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 Council note that all costs associated with the granting of the easement are met by the applicant.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6.25pm

 

Chairperson, Clr Vince Badalati

 

 

Minutes confirmed at the Meeting of the Finance and Governance Committee on 14 September 2020 (FIN039-20)