MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER, 1998 AT 8.00 PM


PRESENT:

Council Members:

Council Staff:
National Anthem and Opening Prayer:
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Council Meeting - 26/8/1998
Council Meeting - 16/9/1998
APOLOGIES
MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE
Congratulations:

Matters for Committee of the Whole:

The Mayor and Councillor C Neil indicated that they had matters they wanted to raise in Committee of the Whole.
DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

The following Councillors declared an interest in matters before the Council -

Clr F Dominelli - Item 3.03 Business Enterprise Centre - St George & Sutherland Shire Ltd - Request for Donation
Clr J Griffin - Item 3.27 Legal Matters involving Court Action
Clr J Griffin - Item 5.05.03 37 Woodlands Avenue, Lugarno
Clr P Sansom - Item 4.07 Lions Club of Lugarno, Night Golf at Hurstville Golf Course as he is a member of the Lions Club
Clr M Smith - Item 5.02.01 109-113A The Avenue, Hurstville Revised Plans for a Gymnasium, Swimming Pool Complex, Playing Court and Basement Carpark as she is a member of the Danebank School Board
REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor J Griffin withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 3.27 and Councillor F Dominelli withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 3.03.
WORKS COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor P Sansom withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 4.07.

312 RESOLVED THAT the report of the Works Committee (Divisional Manager - Engineering's report), as read by the Manager - Engineering Administration be received and the recommendations adopted with the exception of the following item referred to Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole -DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor J Griffin withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 5.05.03 and Councillor M Smith withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 5.02.01.
Divisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment's Report
POLICY REVIEW, FORWARD PLANNING & STAFF COMMITTEE - 2/9/1998
ENVIRONMENTAL, WASTE MINIMISATION & RECYCLING COMMITTEE - 9/9/1998
MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

General Managers' Report No. 1

ITEM 1.01A COUNCIL POLL - QUESTIONS AND "FOR AND AGAINST" CASE
Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services Report No. 1

ITEM 3.12 COMMONWEALTH BANK - CLOSURE OF BRANCHES AT CARLTON AND PENSHURST
Councillors F Dominelli, C Neil and P Sansom left and returned to the meeting during discussion of this item.

DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report No. 1

ITEM 5.03.01 415B KING GEORGES ROAD, BEVERLY HILLS CONTINUATION OF EXTENDED TRADING HOURS FOR A RESTAURANT TO 3.00AM
ITEM 5.04.01 44 ROBERTS AVENUE, MORTDALE MULTI-UNIT HOUSING FOR 2 TOWNHOUSES AND 1 VILLA

320 RESOLVED THAT the recommendation contained in the Divisional Managers' Report No 1, be adopted.Councillor B Giegerl left and returned to the meeting during discussion of this item.

ITEM 5.05.04 136 FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST USE OF PREMISES AS A BROTHEL

321 RESOLVED THAT the Mayor and General Manager be authorised to make appropriate representations to the Premier, relevant Ministers and Shadow Ministers, local members and the media with regard to the difficulties being experienced with the current legislation in regard to the closure of illegal brothels. Councillor W Pickering left the meeting during discussion of this item.

Divisional Manager - Policy, Planning & Environment's Report No. 1

ITEM 7.03A DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS 3(A) ZONES
Councillor W Pickering returned to the meeting during discussion of this item.

As a result of consideration of this matter, the following motion was also moved. MOTION:
CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
(9.32 pm)

DIVISIONAL MANAGER - COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SERVICES' REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 3.01 PROPERTY MATTER - SALT PAN CREEK (see Item 3.13 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)

Councillors C Neil, F Dominelli and J Griffin left and returned to the meeting during discussion of this item.

In association with this matter the following motion and foreshadowed motions were moved:
FOR THE MOTION AGAINST THE MOTION

Clr M Lynch Clr M Frawley
Clr B McDonald Clr P Olah
Clr B Giegerl Clr F Dominelli
Clr W Pickering Clr J Griffin
Clr P Sansom Clr C Neil
Clr M Smith FOR THE MOTION AGAINST THE MOTION

Clr M Frawley Clr M Lynch
Clr P Olah Clr B McDonald
Clr F Dominelli Clr B Giegerl
Clr J Griffin Clr W Pickering
Clr C Neil Clr P Sansom
Clr M SmithITEM 3.02 PROPERTY MATTER - KINGSGROVE (see Item 3.15 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
THAT the recommendation contained in the Divisional Managers' Report No. 2, be adopted and FURTHER, THAT the Mayor and General Manager be authorised to make appropriate representations to the relevant Ministers and Shadow Ministers, local members and issue a media release in relation to the "roadways" within the area of land being acquired by the Roads & Traffic Authority.

ITEM 3.03 PROPERTY MATTER - PEAKHURST (see Item 3.26 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
THAT the recommendation contained in the Divisional Manager's report No. 2, be adopted.

ITEM 3.04 PROPERTY MATTER - WATSON LANE, NARWEE (see Item 3.30 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
THAT the matter be deferred for a inspection and report by Ward and any other interested Councillors.

ITEM 3.05 PROPERTY MATTER - HURSTVILLE (see Item 3.31 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
THAT the recommendation contained in the Divisional Manager's report No. 2, be adopted.

DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 4.01 TENDERS FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR SALT PAN CREEK (see Item 4.09 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
LATE MATTERSLeave of Absence:

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor M Frawley, Councillor P Sansom and Councillor B McDonald requested leave of absence for specified dates in October, 1998.

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT leave of absence be granted as requested.

FURTHER, THAT it be noted that in accordance with the Act, that the absence of His Worship the Mayor, Councillor M Frawley, that the Deputy Mayor, Councillor M Smith would assume the role of Acting Mayor.

Contractor for Removal of Council's Rubbish:

Councillor C Neil referred to the recent investigations by the ICAC into the operations of Falesafe Pty Ltd and requested that details of these investigations be obtained and advice be sought from Council's Solicitors in relation to the contract recently awarded by Council to that company for the removal of rubbish from Council's Depot.

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT details of investigation by the ICAC into the operations of Falesafe Pty Ltd be obtained and advice sought from Council's Solicitors in relation to the contract recently awarded by Council to that company for the removal of rubbish from Council's Depot, in the light of such information.

Mobile Telephones:

Councillor C Neil referred to the service and other difficulties he and other Councillors were experiencing with the Council provided mobile phones and suggested that Council change it's current service provider and mobile phone model.

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT a report be prepared outlining the costs and factors involved in the event of Council deciding to alter the service provider and phone model utilised in relation to the mobile phones provided by Council to Councillors and Senior Staff and that authority be delegated to the Mayor and General Manager to take action as a result of the information in this report, if considered, appropriate.

Councillor F Dominelli left the meeting during discussion of this matter.

OPEN COUNCIL

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.30 PM

CONFIRMED THIS FOURTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER
ONE THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY-EIGHT







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