MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 16 OCTOBER, 2002 AT 7.35 P.M.


PRESENT:

Council Members:

Council Staff:

Opening Prayer:


Statement by the Mayor: “The Council wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which this meeting is being held as the Bidjigal Clan of the Eora Nation.”

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Ordinary Meeting - 25/9/2002
Special Meeting – 10/10/2002
(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr W Pickering)
APOLOGIES

Apologies for inability to be present were tendered on behalf of Councillors P Sansom and M Frawley.
(Moved Clr M Lynch /Seconded Clr S Nasser)
MAYORAL MINUTE
Terrorist Attack in Bali

The following Mayoral Minute was read by His Worship The Mayor, Councillor V Badalati:-
MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE

Condolences:
· Deputy Chairman of the Senior Citizens’ and Community Hall Management Committee
· Life Member and President of the Hurstville Pensioners’ Bowling Club
· Treasurer of the Old Aged Pensioners’ Association
· Past District Grand Master of Manchester Unity Lodge
· Sunday School Superintendent,
· Church Steward
· Secretary of the Property Committee of Penshurst Uniting Church.
· Honorary Paymaster for Leisureworld Nursing Home and Banks Lodge at Beverly Hills.· The Premier’s Senior Citizen’s Award in 1993
· Lioness Caring Award in 1993
· Lions Club Senior Citizen of the Year Award for 1994
· Australian Remembers Award for 1945 – 1995
· Returned Services League Award for 1996
· Ambassadorial Award for Hurstville City Council for 1998
· Hurstville Friendly Society Award for 1999
· 2nd and 3rd Pioneer Battalion Award and 9th Division for 1999
· Receipt of a Red Cross Badge for the giving of 100 units of blood. 282 RESOLVED THAT condolences be conveyed as requested.
Other Matters:

Congratulations to “The Vines”:

Councillor S McMahon reported that the “The Vines” a local band from Hurstville and Penshurst who had been nominated for 5 awards at the Sixteenth Annual ARIA Awards, were successful in winning an ARIA in the category for “Best New Artist Single”.

Congratulations to Mr Bernard Harley OAM:

Councillor M Lynch reported that at a recent “Club NSW Annual Meeting” which was held on Tuesday 15th October, 2002, Mr Bernard Harley OAM from the Illawarra Catholic Club gained Life Membership for his service throughout the community over the years. Mr Harley has been a financial member and President of the Club since 1988 and is the only original foundation Board Member remaining. Bernard is currently in hospital recovery from an operation and it was requested that Council send a letter of Congratulations to Mr Bernard Harley OAM, on his recent achievement and also wishing him a speedy recovery.
(Moved Clr M Lynch /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL


Clr M Lynch Item 1.02 – Property Matter - Hurstville by virtue of being a Director of the Club.

Item 1.04A – Return of St George / Illawarra by virtue of being a financial member of the Club.

Clr C Lee Item 3.09 – Tenders – Provision of Property Management and Valuation Services to Council by virtue that one of the Tenderers is a client of his business.


Clr V Badalati Item 3.11– Rotary Club of Hurstville – Request for Donation by virtue of being a Member of the Club.

Clr C Wong Item 4.07.12 – Short Road, Oatley – Request to Convert the Children’s Crossing to a Wombat Crossing by virtue of having children who attend the School.

Clr J Morris Item 4.07.04 – Pitt Street, Mortdale – Traffic Conditions at Boundary Road by virtue of living near the abovementioned intersection.


REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interests declared, Councillor M Lynch withdrew from the Committee for the period of debate and voting on Items 1.02 and 1.04A, Councillor C Lee withdrew for Item 3.09 and His Worship The Mayor, Councillor V Badalati withdrew for Item 3.11.

referred to Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.
(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr M Lynch)
WORKS COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interests declared, Councillors J Morris and C Wong withdrew from the Committee for the period of debate and voting on Item 4.07.04 and 4.07.12 respectively.
(Moved Clr M Lynch /Seconded Clr S Nasser)

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report

(Moved Clr S Nasser /Seconded Clr M Lynch)

Divisional Manager - Policy, Planning & Environment’s Report

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr S Nasser)

COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE - 2/10/2002

288 RESOLVED THAT the report of the meeting of the Community Services Committee held on 2nd October, 2002, as previously circulated to all Councillors, be received and the recommendations adopted.
(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr S McMahon)

YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE - 2/10/2002
(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr S McMahon)
MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager – Business & Financial Services’ Report No. 1

ITEM 2.04 FINANCIAL HEALTH CHECK

290 RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted and that an appropriate workshop be organised as soon as possible.
(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Divisional Manager – Community & Corporate Services’ Report No. 1

ITEM 3.04 THE ST GEORGE HOSPITAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTRE CHARITY BALL
(Moved Clr S Nasser /Seconded Clr C Lee)

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE


Referred to the Acting Divisional Manager – Development & Health

Q. 303 By Councillor C Wong
Re: Selling of Toys and Gifts on footpath after business hours.Referred to the Acting Divisional Manager – Development and Health

Q. 304 By Councillor S Nasser
Re. 65 Millett Street – Notice to Tidy up Front yard
Referred to the Acting Divisional Manager – Engineering

Q. 305 By Councillor S Chan
Referred to the Divisional Manager – Policy, Planning and Environment

2. International Council for Local Environment Initiatives

Referred to the Acting Divisional Manager – Development and Health

Q. 306 By Councillor W PickeringReferred to the Acting Divisional Manager - Engineering

Q. 307 By Councillor C LeeReferred to the Acting Divisional Manager - Engineering

Q. 308 By Councillor S Nasser
CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE



(Moved Clr W Pickering /Seconded Clr S McMahon)
( 8.30 p.m)

Interest:
In accordance with an interest declared, Councillor C Lee withdrew from the Meeting for the period of debate and voting on Item 3.01.
DIVISIONAL MANAGER – COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SERVICES’ REPORT NO. 2

This matter was brought forward in order for a short explanation to be given by Mr Chris Lawlor, Council’s Manager – Commercial Activities.

ITEM 3.01 TENDERS – PROVISION OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND VALUATION SERVICES TO COUNCIL (see Item 3.09 of the Divisional Managers' Report No. 1)
1. Malcolm Gunning Partners completing the appropriate Managing Agency Agreement with amendments in accordance with the tender specifications in this regard.2. All charges to be levied in this regard to be in accordance with the tender submitted.

3. All monies received and held on Council’s behalf being deposited in the appropriate Trust Fund under the Auctioneers and Agents’ Act.

4. The determination of an appropriate “hand-over” date from Council’s existing Managing Agent.
(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr J Morris)





GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT NO. 2

Interest:
In accordance with an interest declared, Councillor M Lynch withdrew from the Meeting for the period of debate and voting on Item 1.01.

ITEM 1.01 PROPERTY MATTER - HURSTVILLE (see Item 1.02 of the General Managers' Report No. 1)
(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr S Nasser)



DIVISIONAL MANAGER – BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES’ REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 2.01 PERSONAL & FINANCIAL MATTER – DELINQUENT RATEPAYER REPORT AS AT 31 AUGUST, 2002 (see Item 2.01 of the Divisional Managers' Report No. 1)
(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr J Morris)

ITEM 2.02A PROPERTY MATTER – HURSTVILLE AQUATIC LEISURE CENTRE (see Item 2.06A of the Divisional Managers' Report No. 1)
(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr J Morris)



ITEM 3.02 PROPERTY MATTER – POSSIBLE SALE OF 50 HODGE STREET, HURSTVILLE (016089) (see Item 3.02 of the Divisional Managers' Report No. 1)




(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)
ITEM 3.03A PROPERTY REPORT – 976 FOREST ROAD, LUGARNO – REQUEST FOR VEHICULAR ACESS VIA SHADE PLACE (see Item 3.14A of the Divisional Managers' Report No. 1)
(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)

ITEM 3.04A LEGAL MATTER - HURSTVILLE (see Item 3.15A of the Divisional Managers' Report No. 1)
(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


ACTING DIVISIONAL MANAGER – ENGINEERING’S REPORT NO. 2


ITEM 4.01 TENDERS – HURSTVILLE MEMORIAL SQUARE UPGRADE (see Item 4.16 of the Acting Divisional Managers' Report No. 1)
(Moved Clr S Nasser /Seconded Clr M Lynch)
(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr C Lee)

OPEN COUNCIL
(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr C Lee)


THE MEETING CLOSED AT 9.10 P.M.


CONFIRMED THIS SIXTH DAY OF NOVEMBER
TWO THOUSAND AND TWO



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CHAIRPERSON