MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 25 NOVEMBER, 1998 AT 8.05 PM


PRESENT:

Council Members:

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

Council Meeting - 4/11/1998
Council Meeting - 24/11/1998
APOLOGIES
MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE
Condolences:

Council then observed a period of silence as a mark of respect.

10th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Hurstville as a City:

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor M Frawley advised that last night a Special Council Meeting was held to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Hurstville being proclaimed a City and conveyed congratulations and best wishes to the staff in the organisation and to current and former Councillors.

Carrington Street:

Councillor Giegerl tabled a letter and petition received from the Carrington Street, Penshurst residents and requested that this matter be considered.

Motions Submitted to Local Government Conference, Canberra:

Councillor Giegerl advised that the submission of motions to the 1998 National General Assembly of Australian Local Government held in Canberra regarding the conduct of a Drug Summit and controls on the use of jacob brakes, had been received and carried, unanimously.

St George & Sutherland Leader Article:

Councillor J Griffin referred to an article published by the St George & Sutherland Leader on Thursday, 12th November regarding the housing development for elderly people and people with disabilities at 2 Cahill Street and 198-198A Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills and indicated that such article was incorrect and requested that a letter be forwarded to the newspaper requesting that a statement be published containing amendments to the wrongly recorded information.

Matters for Committee of the Whole:

The Mayor and Councillor C Neil indicated that they had matters they wished to raise in Committee of the Whole.

375 RESOLVED THAT the reports be received and noted.DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

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

Clr M Smith - Item 3.26 Rotary Club of Hurstville - Sale of Christmas Trees
Clr P Sansom - Item 4.06 Evatt Park - "Jazz in the Park" - Lions Club of Lugarno

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor M Smith withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 3.26.
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 4.06.

377 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 items referred to Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole -

Item 4.12 Hurstville House, Shop 4 - Air Conditioning
Item 4.13 Tenders - Riverwood Wetlands


DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report
Divisional Manager - Policy, Planning & Environment's Report
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE - 11/11/1998

380 RESOLVED THAT the report of the meeting of the Community Services Committee held on 11 November, 1998, as previously circulated to all Councillors, be received and the recommendations adopted.POLICY REVIEW, FORWARD PLANNING & STAFF COMMITTEE - 18/11/1998

381 RESOLVED THAT the report of the meeting of the Policy Review, Forward Planning & Staff Committee held on 18 November, 1998, as previously circulated to all Councillors, be received and the recommendations adopted.

MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

FINANCE COMMITTEEDivisional Manager - Corporate & Community Services Report No. 1

ITEM 3.09 THE SISTERS OF OUR LADY OF CHINA PEAKHURST NURSING HOME - EXTENSION OF NURSING HOME FACILITY

DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development, Health and Planning's Report No. 1

ITEM 5.02.01 2 CAHILL STREET AND 198-198A STONEY CREEK ROAD, BEVERLY HILLS
CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Review of Council's Organisational StructureTemporary Adjournment:
The Mayor adjourned the meeting for five minutes (8.50pm) before proceeding into Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
(8.55 pm)

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

ITEM 3.01 PROPERTY MATTER - PENSHURST (see Item 3.23 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 4.01 HURSTVILLE HOUSE, SHOP 4 - AIR CONDITIONING (see Item 4.12 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
ITEM 4.02 TENDER - RIVERWOOD WETLANDS (see Item 4.13 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)


LATE MATTERS

CHINESE AUSTRALIAN SERVICES SOCIETY CO-OPERATIVE LTD - Conduct of Citizenship Ceremony:

As a matter of urgency, His Worship the Mayor, Councillor M Frawley, in relation to Item 3.09 of the Finance Committee Report to the Council meeting of 4th November, 1998 requested that Council authorise him to administer the oath at a Citizenship Ceremony being conducted by the Chinese Australian Services Society Co-Operative Ltd in the Civic Theatre on Wednesday, 2nd December, 1998.


COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT the Mayor be authorised to administer the oath at the Australian Citizenship Ceremony being conducted by the Chinese Australian Services Society Co-Operative Ltd on Wednesday, 2nd December, 1998.

Review of Council's Organisation Structure:

Councillor C Neil requested permission, as a matter of urgency, to raise a matter associated with Item 1.01A of the Finance Committee Report to the Council meeting of 4th November, 1998 in relation to the review of Council's Organisation Structure.

His Worship Mayor, Councillor Frawley subsequently determined that the issue raised could be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT a Committee comprised of the Mayor and six (6) Councillors be established in association with the review of Council's Organisation Structure.

THAT the committee be responsible for interviewing four (4) consultants considered appropriate to review the Council's Organisational Structure and selecting one (1) of these consultants by 23rd December, 1998 to undertake the review and subsequently overviewing the activities of the selected consultant on the basis of a final report by the consultant, being submitted by the end of February, 1999.

FURTHER, THAT the Committee be comprised of the Mayor and Councillors B Giegerl, J Griffin, C Neil, P Olah, W Pickering and P Sansom and THAT a preliminary meeting of the committee be held prior to the Law & Order Committee meeting to be held on Wednesday, 2nd December, 1998.


385 RESOLVED THAT Committee of the Whole revert to Open Council.
OPEN COUNCIL

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 9.15 PM

CONFIRMED THIS SIXTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER
ONE THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY-EIGHT




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