MINUTES


Finance and Governance Committee

 

 

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

6.00pm

 

 

Dragon Room (Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre,

Hurstville)

and

Skype Online Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Minutes - Finance and Governance Committee - Tuesday 15 June 2021

Page 2

 

PRESENT

COUNCIL MEMBERS

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

COUNCIL STAFF

Director Business and Corporate Services - David Tuxford, Director Asset and Infrastructure - Andrew Latta, Director Legal Services and General Counsel - Jenny Ware, Chief Financial Officer - Danielle Parker,  Manager Office of the General Manager - Roxanne Thornton, Integrated Planning and Reporting Officer - Vicki McKinley, Consultant Planning Manager LSPS - Simone Schwarz,  Executive Services Officer - Marina Cavar, Technology Services Officer - Alex Wong, and Executive Assistant to Director Business and Corporate Services - Nickie Paras (Minutes).

OPENING

The Chairperson, Councillor Badalati, opened the meeting at 6:15pm.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

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

APOLOGIES/LEAVE OF ABSENCE

MOTION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Symington

That apologies be accepted and leave of absence be granted for Councillor Agius.

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

Councillor Vince Badalati disclosed a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in part of item FIN029-21 (Administrative Matter - Execution of Documents Under Delegated Authority (1 May 2021 to 31 May 2021) for the reason that he is on the Board for the Kingsgrove Community Centre. Although this is a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary disclosure, Councillor Badalati did not participate in the discussion and voting on this item.

PUBLIC FORUM

There were no registered speakers for tonight’s meeting.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

FIN028-21         Confirmation of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting held on 10 May 2021

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Katris

That the Minutes of the Finance and Governance Committee Meeting held on 10 May 2021 be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

COMMITTEE REPORTS

FIN029-21         Administrative Matter - Execution of Documents Under Delegated Authority (1 May 2021 to 31 May 2021)

(Report by Manager, Office of the General Manager)

Note:    Due to the Chairperson, Councillor Badalati disclosing a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in part of this matter, this item was considered in two (2) parts.

Recommendation: Councillor Elmir and Councillor Symington

(a)       That Council note that under delegation, the General Manager executed two (2) commercial leases and one (1) contract during the period 1 May 2021 to 31 May 2021.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Note:   At this point of the meeting, and after disclosing a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in Item FIN029-21 (Execution of Documents Under Delegated Authority (1 May 2021 to 31 May 2021), Councillor Badalati vacated the chair and left the meeting at 6:18pm.

Note:    In the absence of the Chair, Councillor Katris assumed the Chair, time being 6:18pm.

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Elmir and Councillor Symington

(b)       That Council note that under delegation, the General Manager executed one (1) community lease during the period 1 May 2021 to 31 May 2021.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 


 

Note:        Councillor Badalati returned to the meeting at 6:19pm and resumed the position of Chair.

 

FIN030-21         Community Strategic Plan Review - Community Engagement Strategy 2021

(Report by Integrated Planning and Reporting Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Elmir and Councillor Hindi

(a)     That Council endorse the Community Strategic Plan Review - Community Engagement Strategy 2021 attached to this report.

(b)     That the General Manager be delegated authority to make any necessary minor editorial changes prior to the commencement of community engagement.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

FIN031-21         Investment Report as at 30 April 2021

(Report by Coordinator, Financial Management)

Recommendation: Councillor Elmir and Councillor Katris

That Council receives and notes the contents of the Investment Report as at 30 April 2021.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6:20pm.

 

 

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Chairperson Vince Badalati

(in accordance with Clause 18.5 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, these Minutes have been signed by the Chairperson of the 12 July 2021 meeting)

 

Minutes confirmed at the Meeting of the Finance and Governance Committee on 12 July 2021 (FIN032-21)