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SERVICE DELIVERY CHILD CARE POLICY & SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF MEETING
Wednesday, 21st April 2010


15th April 2010


His Worship The Mayor and Councillors


I have by direction to inform you that a meeting of the Service Delivery Child Care Policy & Senior Citizens Policy Committee of the Council will be held at the Civic Centre, Hurstville on Wednesday, 21st April 2010 at 7.00 pm for consideration of the business mentioned hereunder.



Victor G D Lampe
General Manager


BUSINESS

1. Apologies

2. Disclosures of Interest

3. Consideration of reports


COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Councillor V Badalati
Councillor B Giegerl, OAM
Councillor N Liu
Councillor S McMahon

The Quorum for the meeting is 3

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SUMMARY OF ITEMS
Wednesday, 21st April 2010



ITEMS


SD041-10 MINUTES: TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE - 01/04/2010 (09/345)

SD042-10 2009/10 INFRASTRUCTURE PLUS ROAD RESHEET PROGRAM (09/802)

SD043-10 LUGARNO SPRING FAIR (SF10/140)

SD044-10 CONCESSIONAL BOOKING - OATLEY PARK CASTLE (SF10/79)

SD045-10 DEDICATION OF PARK BENCH IN EVATT PARK (10/314)

SD046-10 MINUTES OF THE TREE MANAGEMENT WORKING PARTY - 11TH MARCH 2010 (10/629)

SD047-10 LIBRARY & INFORMATION WEEK AND INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY CELEBRATIONS (10/717)

SD048-10 OFFER FROM LIBRARY COUNCIL OF NEW SOUTH WALES - LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR HURSTVILLE LIBRARY MUSEUM & GALLERY SERVICE (SF09/425)

SD049-10 TENDER - ANIMAL POUND FACILITY (09/1836)

SD050-10 FOOD INSPECTIONS - QUARTERLY REPORTS (09/1938)



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SD042-102009/10 INFRASTRUCTURE PLUS ROAD RESHEET PROGRAM
Report Author(s)Works Supervisor, Ms R Mountier
File09/802
Reason for ReportRevised list of projects for endorsements
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsNil
Previous Reports ReferencedYes



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report is submitted to Council to approve the revised list of projects for the allocation of Road Resheeting Infrastructure Plus funds for the 2009/10 financial year.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT Council approve the following revised list of projects as part of the 2009/10 Road Resheeting Infrastructure Plus Program:
* Road patching works in Milford Road, Meadowlands Road and Gardenia Street, Peakhurst
* Resheet - Cahill Street, Beverly Hills (full length) - this work has been completed


THAT Council Officers inform all affected resident of the proposed works and construction times.

FURTHER THAT it is recommended that the following projects that were approved at the Council Meeting held on 26 August 2009 to be postponed:
* Resheet - Gungah Bay Road, Oatley (from Roberts Avenue to No. 30) - postponed due to Energy Australia trenching works
* Resheet - Intersection of Lily Street and Durham Street, Hurstville - listed for funding allocation 2010/11 - possible RTA funding if Grant application is successful.



REPORT DETAILS

As part of Council's 2009/10 Infrastructure Plus Program, Council has resolved to allocate $521,403 for Road Resheeting in the Local Government Area (LGA). Council Officers have inspected each street within the LGA and compiled a list of proposed projects. Priority for projects was given based on the following crtieria:

* condition of existing pavement, i.e. % cracking, roughness count, rutting, ravelling and potholes etc.
* cause and extent of road failure i.e structural or surface failure
* estimated remaining life of road pavement. Preventative maintenance versus Reactive maintenance
* daily truck utilisation of road i.e. % of heavy vehicles

* All of the above data is entered into Council's computerised Pavement Management System PARRMS for determination.

Accordingly, Council Officers have nominated the following list of projects:

* Road patching works in Milford Road, Meadowlands Road and Gardenia Street, Peakhurst
* Resheet - Cahill Street, Beverly Hills (full length) - this work has been completed
It is viewed that if approved, these works will renew the road asset and remaining life of the road, thus reducing maintenance costs on the subject roads.

In addition it is recommended that the following projects that were approved at the Council Meeting held on 26 August 2009 to be postponed:
* Resheet - Gungah Bay Road, Oatley (from Roberts Avenue to No. 30) - postponed due to Energy Australia trenching works
* Resheet - Intersection of Lily Street and Durham Street, Hurstville - listed for funding allocation 2010/11 possible RTA funding.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT Council approve the following revised list of projects as part of the 2009/10 Road Resheeting Infrastructure Plus Program:
* Road patching works in Milford Road, Meadowlands Road and Gardenia Street, Peakhurst
* Resheet - Cahill Street, Beverly Hills (full length) - this work has been completed
THAT Council Officers inform all affected resident of the proposed works and construction times.

FURTHER THAT it is recommended that the following projects that were approved at the Council Meeting held on 26 August 2009 to be postponed:
* Resheet - Gungah Bay Road, Oatley (from Roberts Avenue to No. 30) - postponed due to Energy Australia trenching works
* Resheet - Intersection of Lily Street and Durham Street, Hurstville - listed for funding allocation 2010/11 - possible RTA funding if Grant application is successful.

(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT Council approve the following revised list of projects as part of the 2009/10 Road Resheeting Infrastructure Plus Program:
THAT Council Officers inform all affected resident of the proposed works and construction times.

FURTHER THAT it is recommended that the following projects that were approved at the Council Meeting held on 26 August 2009 to be postponed:
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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SD043-10LUGARNO SPRING FAIR
Report Author(s)Sport and Recreation Officer, Ms C Irwin
FileSF10/140
Reason for ReportThe Lions Club of Lugarno is seeking permission to use Gannons Park for the 2010 Spring Festival.
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsLoss of income,
$363.00 (GST incl.) – booking fee, this has already been waived;
$2787.00 (GST incl.) – 17 port-a-loos including 2 disabled;
$1500.00 (GST incl.) – 100 Sulo type garbage bins plus liners
$380.00 approx – Labour costs to clean toilets
$790.00 -100 star pickets and caps as well as 500 m of orange webbing with 300 electrical ties.
$3500.00 - 100 witches hats and 70 traffic barriers
TOTAL: $9320.00 (GST Incl.)
Previous Reports ReferencedYes



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Lions Club of Lugarno requests permission to use Gannons Park for the 2010 Spring Festival from Thursday, 16 September 2010 to Saturday 18th September to setup and Sunday, 19 September 2010 being the Festival. Permission is also sought to use the middle part of Gannons Park for parking.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be permitted to use Gannons Park from Thursday, 16 September 2010 to Saturday 18th September to setup provided schools and Georges River District Cricket Association are contacted and setup around existing bookings, and all day Sunday, 19th September 2010 being the Festival.

THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno forward details of the amusement devices to be erected and evidence that the amusement device is registered under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001, as well as a copy of the Amusement Operators contract of insurance/and or indemnity which Indemnifies Council of any liability this should be in the amount of not less than $10millon.

THAT Council provide the Lions Club of Lugarno with all requested materials, to be funded from Additional Donations (Parks & Miscellaneous) budget.

THAT a refundable deposit of $1000.00 be imposed to ensure the park is left clean and tidy.

THAT the Lions Club of Hurstville supply Council with a copy of their contract of insurance/and or indemnity which Indemnifies Council of any liability, this should be in the amount of not less then $10millon.

THAT the provision of the requested materials and services be on the condition that Council receives appropriate recognition on all promotional material and advertising associated with the event and that the Lions Club is notified of this requirement.

THAT the Lions Club of Hurstville need to contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer as soon as possible on 9330 6222 to advise of food stalls and vendors.

THAT permission be granted to hold an equestrian event in Gannons Park as part of the Spring Fair.

THAT permission be granted to temporarily open the Robin Street toilets, cover the “Leash Free Dog Zone” notices in the lower half of the park and erect their own signs ”WARNING, HORSES, STAY CLEAR, Children to be supervised and dogs on leash”.

THAT permission be granted to use the middle portion of Gannons Park between Ernest St and Kara Lane to accommodate an overflow of public parking, applying a bus borrowed from the Rural Fire Service to transport people up to and down from the upper park.

FURTHER THAT Council reserves the right to withdraw this authority in the case of prolonged inclement weather.



REPORT DETAILS

The following email was received from The Lugarno Lions Club on 29th March:


There is an additional request from previous years to allow parking on the middle section of Gannons Park between Ernest St and Kara Lane and use a bus to transport people to the upper section of Gannons Park. This should not be an issue unless there is prolonged wet weather in which case Council should reserve the right to review the authority granted.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be permitted to use Gannons Park from Thursday, 16 September 2010 to Saturday 18th September to setup provided schools and Georges River District Cricket Association are contacted and setup around existing bookings, and all day Sunday, 19th September 2010 being the Festival.

THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno forward details of the amusement devices to be erected and evidence that the amusement device is registered under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001, as well as a copy of the Amusement Operators contract of insurance/and or indemnity which Indemnifies Council of any liability this should be in the amount of not less than $10millon.

THAT Council provide the Lions Club of Lugarno with all requested materials, to be funded from Additional Donations (Parks & Miscellaneous) budget.

THAT a refundable deposit of $1000.00 be imposed to ensure the park is left clean and tidy.

THAT the Lions Club of Hurstville supply Council with a copy of their contract of insurance/and or indemnity which Indemnifies Council of any liability, this should be in the amount of not less then $10millon.

THAT the provision of the requested materials and services be on the condition that Council receives appropriate recognition on all promotional material and advertising associated with the event and that the Lions Club is notified of this requirement.

THAT the Lions Club of Hurstville need to contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer as soon as possible on 9330 6222 to advise of food stalls and vendors.

THAT permission be granted to hold an equestrian event in Gannons Park as part of the Spring Fair.

THAT permission be granted to temporarily open the Robin Street toilets, cover the “Leash Free Dog Zone” notices in the lower half of the park and erect their own signs ”WARNING, HORSES, STAY CLEAR, Children to be supervised and dogs on leash”.

THAT permission be granted to use the middle portion of Gannons Park between Ernest St and Kara Lane to accommodate an overflow of public parking, applying a bus borrowed from the Rural Fire Service to transport people up to and down from the upper park.

FURTHER THAT Council reserves the right to withdraw this authority in the case of prolonged inclement weather.

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor N Liu)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be permitted to use Gannons Park from Thursday, 16 September 2010 to Saturday 18th September to setup provided schools and Georges River District Cricket Association are contacted and setup around existing bookings, and all day Sunday, 19th September 2010 being the Festival.

THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno forward details of the amusement devices to be erected and evidence that the amusement device is registered under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001, as well as a copy of the Amusement Operators contract of insurance/and or indemnity which Indemnifies Council of any liability this should be in the amount of not less than $10millon.

THAT Council provide the Lions Club of Lugarno with all requested materials, to be funded from Additional Donations (Parks & Miscellaneous) budget.

THAT a refundable deposit of $1000.00 be imposed to ensure the park is left clean and tidy.

THAT the Lions Club of Hurstville supply Council with a copy of their contract of insurance/and or indemnity which Indemnifies Council of any liability, this should be in the amount of not less then $10millon.

THAT the provision of the requested materials and services be on the condition that Council receives appropriate recognition on all promotional material and advertising associated with the event and that the Lions Club is notified of this requirement.

THAT the Lions Club of Hurstville need to contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer as soon as possible on 9330 6222 to advise of food stalls and vendors.

THAT permission be granted to hold an equestrian event in Gannons Park as part of the Spring Fair.

THAT permission be granted to temporarily open the Robin Street toilets, cover the “Leash Free Dog Zone” notices in the lower half of the park and erect their own signs ”WARNING, HORSES, STAY CLEAR, Children to be supervised and dogs on leash”.

THAT permission be granted to use the middle portion of Gannons Park between Ernest St and Kara Lane to accommodate an overflow of public parking, applying a bus borrowed from the Rural Fire Service to transport people up to and down from the upper park.

FURTHER THAT Council reserves the right to withdraw this authority in the case of prolonged inclement weather.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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SD044-10CONCESSIONAL BOOKING - OATLEY PARK CASTLE
Report Author(s)Sport & Recreation Officer, Ms C Irwin
FileSF10/79
Reason for ReportTo request Council to waive the fees associated with hiring Oatley Park Castle
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsCost of Park hire $308.00
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

To request that Council grant permission to waive all costs associated with hiring of the Oatley Park Castle for the Australian Chinese Community Asociation and St George Migrant Resource Centre's environmental activity for 50 new Chinese arrivals in the Hurstville area.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT Council Waive the standard booking fee of $308.00 for the hiring of Oatley Park Castle and the $200.00 refundable cleaning deposit.

FURTHER THAT Oatley Park revenue budget be reimbursed from the Additional Donations budget to the extent of $308.00.


REPORT DETAILS

The following email was received on 1 April 2010:



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT Council Waive the standard booking fee of $308.00 for the hiring of Oatley Park Castle and the $200.00 refundable cleaning deposit.

FURTHER THAT Oatley Park revenue budget be reimbursed from the Additional Donations budget to the extent of $308.00.
(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor N Liu)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT Council Waive the standard booking fee of $308.00 for the hiring of Oatley Park Castle and the $200.00 refundable cleaning deposit.

FURTHER THAT Oatley Park revenue budget be reimbursed from the Additional Donations budget to the extent of $308.00.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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SD045-10DEDICATION OF PARK BENCH IN EVATT PARK
Report Author(s)Manager Engineering Services, Mrs M Whitehurst
File10/314
Reason for ReportTo approve the dedication of a park bench in Evatt Park
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsNil
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report is presented to Council to gain approval for the dedication of a park bench in Evatt Park for Diane Mayvald.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the request to dedicate a park bench in Evatt Park to Diane Mayvald be approved.

THAT all costs associated with the supply and installation of the park bench be borne by the Mayvald Family.

FURTHER THAT Council Officers liaise with the Mayvald family regarding the location of the bench in Evatt Park.


REPORT DETAILS

Council has received representations from the Mayvald family requesting Council to install a park bench in Evatt Park in memory of their mother, Diane Mayvald. Diane Mayvald was a Council employee from 1982 and retired in 1992, working in the vicinity of Evatt Park. Ms Mayvald's family state that she was happiest working at Evatt Park and would like to commemorate her life and work by dedicating a park bench in her honour.

Council has no policy on the dedication of park benches, however in the past park seats and benches have been installed in memory of residents and employees. However, the costs of the bench are borne by the families. Council Officers have liaised with the Mayvald Family who are happy to bear all costs associated with the works.

As such, it is recommended that the request to dedicate a park bench in Evatt Park in memory of Diane Mayvald be approved, subject to the Mayvald family bearing all associated costs.




COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the matter be deferred so that a policy can be developed after which the matter be brought back to the next meeting for consideration.

(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the matter be deferred so that a policy can be developed after which the matter be brought back to the next meeting for consideration.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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SD046-10MINUTES OF THE TREE MANAGEMENT WORKING PARTY - 11TH MARCH 2010
Report Author(s)Manager Engineering Services, Mrs M Whitehurst
File10/629
Reason for ReportTo receive and note
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsNil
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The minutes of the Tree Management Working Party are presented to Council for their information.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the minutes of the Tree Management Working Party held on Thursday 11th March 2010 be received and noted.


REPORT DETAILS

The Tree Management Working Party was held on Thursday 11th March 2010 at 5pm as outlined below:

Attendees:
Mayor, Councillor P Sansom
Councillor, A Wagstaff
Councillor, N Lui
Mr V Lampe, General Manager
Mr L O'Connor, Director Service Delivery
Mrs M Whitehurst, Manager Engineering Services
Mr I Curtis, Manager Environmental Sustainability
Mr W Birkinshaw, Manager City Services
Mr R Casey, Manager Parks Operations
Mr S Caton, Senior Tree Management Officer
Mr D Arnaiz, Acting Tree Management Officer
Ms J Curtis, Lugarno Progress Association
Mr J Sheen, Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society Inc
Ms S Cullis, Georges River Environmental Alliance
Ms M Amerasinghe, Secretary Friends of Oatley

Apologies
Councillor C Hindi
Councillor S McMahon
Councillor C Wong
Councillor V Badalati
Councillor B Giegerl
Councillor B Pickering
Councillor J Jacovou
Councillor D Perry
Councillor A Istephan
Mr J Scanlan, Manager Parks Maintenance
Mr G Quint, National Trust
Mr A Fairley, Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society Inc


Item 1 - Welcome

Mayor Councillor Philip Sansom welcomed the Committee Members to the first meeting of the Tree Management Working Party for 2010 and introduced each Committee Member.

Item 2 - Introduction of staff and their roles

Council Officers introduced themselves to the Committee and gave a brief overview of the work team and their respective roles and responsibilities (including qualifications).

Item 3 - Tree Preservation Reserve

Council Officers discussed the Tree Preservation Reserve which had collected $94,000 since its implementation in 2006. Two (2) projects had been funded from this reserve equating to $20,000. Those projects are:

* Gloucester Road road reserve planted - Officers have planted approximately 500 trees at this location
* Belmore Road - Officers have planted aproximately 600 trees at this location
Council Officers reiterated that native trees and shrubs were used at each location.

Council Officers also outlined proposed projects for 2010, those being:
* Caloola Crescent whereby approximately 500-600 trees could be planted; and
* Mortdale Heights / Ballantyne Road Reserve whereby 1000-1200 trees could be planted.

In addition to the above projects, Council Officers stated that approximately 300 street trees were planted each year and that the Bush Regeneration Program utilises 3000-4000 plants per year.

Item 4 - Review of Tree Removal Process

Council Officers discussed the tree removal and pruning process and the role Council Officers take in administering the process.
* Stage 1 - Lodgement of Development Application to remove or prune the tree
* Stage 2 - Inspection by Council and review of supporting documentation
* Stage 3 - Determination of Application (either refusal or approval)

Council Officers also discussed the Review of the Determination process whereby the Applicant has the ability to request that Council review the process. Officers stated that the review process is undertaken by a different Council Officer and often the Applicants commission their own Arborist Report.

Council Officers reiterated that the standard process by metropolitan Councils is usually undertaken within 40 days, however, Hurstville City Council has a four (4) day turnaround period.

Committee Members discussed the number of tree removals versus the number of trees planted with a view to provide a report on these statistics at the next Tree Management Working Party. Committee Members also outlined that the perception in the community is that trees are getting removed and not being replaced - Members suggested that the statistics be placed on the website to convey a positive image.

Committee Members discussed the types of new trees planted in the Local Government Area. Council Officers outlined that a list of preferred indigenous trees was available on Council's website.

Committee Members discussed the removal of trees and the impact it has on the biodiversity of a region, particularly in the Oatley West Area. Members also discussed whether Council had a list of significant trees in the area and requested that Council undertake a study to document the "clumps of significant trees" and the habitats that live in them.

Council Officers discussed that Council has received funding for a Biodiversity Study that will be undertaken in the Local Government Areas and that will take into account the concerns of the Committee Members. The completion of the Study is proposed for October 2010. The Committee agreed that an update on the Study should be provided at the next Tree Management Working Party.

Committee Members asked if Council Officers review the habitat in the trees when reviewing the Development Application for removal or pruning of a tree. Council Officers stated that this was undertaken as part of the site assessment and often an independent Arborist Report is requested that takes into account this additional information.

Committee Members asked what the qualifications of the staff were who were assessing the Applications and those submitting the Arborist reports. Council Officers outlined that the staff were qualified Arborists with Nationally Recognised Training. Council Officers also reiterated that all Council tree crew staff were qualified and that any works undertaken were done so in accordance with Australian Standards for the pruning or removal of trees. Officers also stated that random pruning inspections were undertaken, however the pruning of trees in the vicinity of powers lines were under the care and jurisdiction of Energy Australia.

Item 5 - Inspections on Private Property

Council Officers provided an overview of the inspection process and its aim to ensure that Applicants comply with the conditions of consent. Officers outlined that any breaches of the consent were subject to a Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN), however that prior to the PIN, a "please explain" letter was sent to the resident.

Committee Members discussed the issue of poisoning of trees and outlined a number of suspected locations where it was occurring. Council Officers stated that often it was difficult to determine "suspected poisoning", however each complaint was thoroughly investigated. Members also discussed the impact of Court Proceedings and previous cases Council has proceeded with.

Committee Members concurred that a report outlining the number of PIN's issued and the terms of the PIN's should be provided at each Tree Management Working Party.

Item 6 - General Business

Developments

Committee Members discussed the tree referrals for development applications submitted to Council. Council Officers stated that a referral for each application was received and that the appropriate investigation was undertaken. However, Council Officers reiterated that often a development is approved by the Court and therefore overrides any objections about the removal of trees that Council Officers may have.

Potential Locations for Mass Plantings

Committee Members discussed the proposed locations for future mass plantings and suggested Jewfish Point and Marine Drive. Members concurred that any potential locations should be raised at each Tree Management Working Party.

Preservation versus Safety

Council Officers provided an overview of how Council determined whether a tree should be removed or retained. Officers reiterated that safety played a key role in the determination, and an assessment was undertaken at each location based on the health of the tree, the dead wood on the tree (and size) and the defects presents. Furthermore, a risk level was assigned for each tree and that was utilised to determine whether or not the tree would be removed. Members requested that a copy of this criteria would be presented to the next Tree Management Working Party.

Tree Giveaway

Committee Members discussed the date of the next Tree Giveaway Day which will be held on Sunday 9th May at Mortdale Park. Members stated that in previous years only grasses were available, with the larger trees unavailable after a certain time. Council Officers stated that additional trees would be ordered to the next day.

Committee Members also discuss the native tree pamphlet that should be circulated for the Tree Giveaway Day.

2010 - Year of Biodiversity

Committee Members discussed how 2010 was the year of Biodiversity and that the new Biodiversity Study would encourage community input. Members concurred that community feedback should be encouraged by Council via Council publications and the website.

Committee Members

Committee Members discussed the Member list for the Tree Management Working Party, with Council Officers stating that the list was prepared as per previous years.

Item 7 - Next Meeting

Committee Members discussed proposed dates for the next meeting and agreed that the next meeting should be held in July 2010 with a date to be finalised.

The meeting concluded at 6:30pm.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the minutes of the Tree Management Working Party held on Thursday 11th March 2010 be received and noted.

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor N Liu)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the minutes of the Tree Management Working Party held on Thursday 11th March 2010 be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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SD047-10LIBRARY & INFORMATION WEEK AND INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY CELEBRATIONS
Report Author(s)Manage Library Museum & Gallery, Ms R Schulz
File10/717
Reason for ReportFor the information of Councillors
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsAll expenditure related to the program of events is covered within the existing budget for the Library Museum & Gallery service
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery (LMG) celebrate Library and Information Week (LIW) and International Museum Day (IMD) in May 2010. This report outlines the program of events to be held over this period.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.


REPORT DETAILS

Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery (LMG) celebrate Library and Information Week (LIW) and International Museum Day (IMD) in May 2010.

LIW and IMD will be celebrated in Hurstville on May 18-29 at the LMG. The theme for LIW 2010 is "Access all areas". "Access all areas" enables libraries to promote their access to information through databases, consultation and reference services. IMD has been celebrated all over the world since 1977 and promotes the work of museums to the public.

This year a range of events have been developed in consultation with our diverse community. These events include:

Guest Speaker - Peter FitzSimons: From Wallaby to Writer
Tuesday 25 May 2010
7pm – 8pm
Exhibition Area, Hurstville Library
Free
Bookings at the Information Desk or by phone on 9330 6142
Peter FitzSimons is a well respected columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald and television presenter on Fox Sports. He speaks four languages, has played rugby for Australia, co-hosted radio shows with Mike Carlton and Doug Mulray, interviewed famous people around the globe from George Bush to Diego Maradona and written eighteen best-selling books. He is the biographer of World Cup winning Wallaby captains, Nick Farr-Jones and John Eales, and former Opposition Leader Kim Beazley, war heroine Nancy Wake and magazine editor, Nene King. In 2001 he was Australia's biggest selling non-fiction author, and duplicated that feat in 2004, with his book on Kokoda.

Hurstville Preschool Storytime
Tuesday 18 May 2010
10.00am
Hurstville City Museum & Gallery
Free
Suitable for children aged 3-5 years
Hurstville Preschool Storytime visits the Museum & Gallery to celebrate International Museums Day!

Art Attack - paper Crafts
Saturday 22 May
10.30am - 12.30pm
Hurstville City Museum & Gallery
$5.00 per child
Fun filled workshop for children aged 7 - 12 years.
Learn how to use paper to create beads at the Museum & Gallery. Have a go at traditional Japanese paper crafts such as kirigami (papercutting) and origami (paper folding).
Book at the Hurstville City Museum & Gallery.

Launch of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Collection
Monday 24 May
3:30pm – 4pm
Library Exhibition Area, Hurstville City Library
Free
Book at the Hurstville City Library Information Desk or phone: 9330 6142
Join those who care for, work with, and are affected by Alzeheimer’s and Dementia at an afternoon tea and launch by Mayor, Clr Philip Sansom.

Book Trail
Wednesday 26 May
7.30am - 9.30am
Forest Road, Hurstville - Bottom of Hurstville Station steps
Commuters get the chance to read, enjoy and pass on free books and magazines handed to them by library staff (giveaways are excess stock that have been donated to the LMG).

National Simultaneous Storytime
Wednesday 26 May
11am -11.45am
Library Exhibition Area, Hurstville City Library
Free
Suitable for children aged 3-5 years
Libraries nationwide will stage a simultaneous reading of the popular picture book Little white dogs can’t jump by Bruce Whatley. Staff at Hurstville City Library will read the book in tandem in both English and Mandarin and conduct themed activities.

Family Storytime
Wednesday 26 May 6.00 -7.00 pm
Movies, interactive stories and games. Fun for the whole family!
Penshurst Library
This event is especially suitable for ages 4-8, but all are welcome.
Bookings are essential and will be taken from early May.
Contact: 9330 6422

Author Talk - Greg de Moore author of Tom Wills: His Spectacular Rise and Tragic Fall
Wednesday 26 May
7pm – 8pm
Library Exhibition Area, Hurstville City Library
Free
Book at the Hurstville City Library Information Desk or by phone: 9330 6142
Thomas Wentworth Wills captained the Victorian colony at cricket and was the first hero of Australian Rules Football. He died an isolated, destitute alcoholic after stabbing himself in the heart in 1880. Author Greg de Moore is a consultant psychiatrist at Westmead Hospital. Greg’s professional interest in suicide led to ten years of research into Wills turbulent life. de Moore’s book has been shortlisted for numerous awards and he will guest speak at this year’s Sydney Writer’s Festival.

Poetry Reading with Margo Ruckert
Thursday 27 May
10.00am.
Penshurst Branch Library
Local writer Margo Ruckert will read from her collection of poetry. Morning tea provided.
Bookings are essential and will be taken from early May.
Contact: 9330 6422

LMG stall
Thursday 27 May
10am - 4pm
Westfield Shopping Centre, Hurstville
Staff will promote the services and collections of the LMG to shoppers.

Computer Classes
Want to learn about the Internet and Email?
Extra classes are will be offered during Library & Information Week.

Internet for Beginners
Thursday 27 May 10-12 pm & Friday 28 May 2-4 pm
Learn what the Internet is, how to navigate and find information using search engines and how to save and print information.
Book at the Information Desk, Hurstville City Library.

Introduction to Email
Thursday 27 May 2pm - 4 pm & Friday 28 May 10am - 12 pm
Learn how to set up an email account and how to send / receive emails
FREE. Places are limited.
Book at the Information Desk, Hurstville City Library.

Full details will be available to the public via the LMG website over the next month: www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/lmg
Promotional material is currently being developed to advertise the full program to borrowers and visitors to the LMG.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor N Liu)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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SERVICE DELIVERY CHILD CARE POLICY & SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY COMMITTEE
Wednesday, 21st April 2010


SD048-10OFFER FROM LIBRARY COUNCIL OF NEW SOUTH WALES - LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR HURSTVILLE LIBRARY MUSEUM & GALLERY SERVICE
Report Author(s)Manager
Library Museum & Gallery, Ms R Schulz
FileSF09/425
Reason for ReportRequest for approval to accept a grant offered to Council under the Library Development Grant Funds from the Library Council of New South Wales
Existing Policy?YesNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsReceive a grant of $67,689 to support collections, space and programming for young people
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Request for approval to accept a grant offered to Council under the Library Development Grant Funds from the Library Council of New South Wales.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the grant offered to Council under the Library Development Grant Funds from the Library Council of New South Wales be formally accepted.


REPORT DETAILS

Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery (LMG) has been offered for a Library Development Grant of $67,689 to support collections, space and programming for young people. LMG staff applied for the grant through the Library Council of New South Wales.

A large proportion of young people in the Hurstville LGA indicated that the Library, Museum & Gallery (LMG) could do more to address their technological, collection or support needs. Hurstville City Council’s LMG service will use this grant to work closely with young people aged 12-24 years, Council staff, and local agencies to bridge the marginalisation felt by youth using our services, facilities and collections.

The following will be provided on completion of this project:

Strategic planning workshops conducted in 2008-09 resulted in Hurstville City Council adopting a vision statement and key strategies to meet the needs of LMG customers from 2010-2020:
Vision: Hurstville City Library, Museum & Gallery is a centre of cultural excellence which educates, inspires, and engages Hurstville’s diverse community through innovative programs and services that foster creativity, celebrate local identity and support life long learning.

Priorities of the LMG that will be addressed with the assistance of this grant include: The Collection Development Policy of Hurstville LMG ensures the HSC collection is developed in direct consultation with teachers, students and associated education providers. Further, this collection "covers the range of information and instructive items suitable to the diverse needs of young people. It includes curriculum and project support materials as well as general interest. It is weighted towards the HSC and SC. (Collection Development Policy, 2006)".


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the grant offered to Council under the Library Development Grant Funds from the Library Council of New South Wales be formally accepted.

THAT the Library Officers involved be congratulated for the efforts.

FURTHER THAT this matter also be referred to the Manager Public Relations & Events for inclusion in the next Hurstville City Council's Newsletter.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the grant offered to Council under the Library Development Grant Funds from the Library Council of New South Wales be formally accepted.

THAT the Library Officers involved be congratulated for the efforts.

FURTHER THAT this matter also be referred to the Manager Public Relations & Events for inclusion in the next Hurstville City Council's Newsletter.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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SERVICE DELIVERY CHILD CARE POLICY & SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY COMMITTEE
Wednesday, 21st April 2010

SD049-10TENDER - ANIMAL POUND FACILITY
Report Author/sManager Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens
File09/1836



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report is presented to Council for Council's endorsement to proceed to tender with both the Councils of Kogarah and Rockdale, for the provision of a Pound Facility for all animals impounded as a result of the activities of Council's animal impounding contractor.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT The report be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT Council endorse the proposal to proceed to tender with both the Councils of Kogarah and Rockdale, for the provision of a Pound Facility for all animals impounded as a result of the activities of Council's animal impounding contractor.


REPORT DETAILS

Historically Council has utilised the services of the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home in Carlton as a housing facility (pound) for all animals, primarily dogs and cats, that have been impounded as a result of the activities of Council's animal impounding contractor. This arrangement has been in place for well over twenty (20) years. However the arrangement has been primarily an 'ad-hoc' one and there has never been a contract for these services. It is considered that this arrangement should not continue in its present form and that tenders be called for an Animal Pound Facility, to formalise a contractual arrangement for the provision of these services.

Council currently has an Animal Impounding Contract that was developed on a regional basis with the other St.George Councils (Kogarah and Rockdale); with the current contractor (St. George Animal Rescue Pty.Ltd) providing the service for all three (3) Councils with each Council having its own agreement with the Contractor. This arrangement has worked well in the past and has provided significant cost benefits in the form of savings in legal fees, administrative costs, and other economies of scale. It is considered that this arrangement should continue in terms of any new contract for the provision of a Pound Facility.

This report is presented to Council for Council's endorsement to proceed to tender with both the Councils of Kogarah and Rockdale.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT The report be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT Council endorse the proposal to proceed to tender with both the Councils of Kogarah and Rockdale, for the provision of a Pound Facility for all animals impounded as a result of the activities of Council's animal impounding contractor.

(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT The report be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT Council endorse the proposal to proceed to tender with both the Councils of Kogarah and Rockdale, for the provision of a Pound Facility for all animals impounded as a result of the activities of Council's animal impounding contractor.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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SERVICE DELIVERY CHILD CARE POLICY & SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY COMMITTEE
Wednesday, 21st April 2010

SD050-10FOOD INSPECTIONS - QUARTERLY REPORTS
Report Author/sManager Environmnental Services, Mr G Dickens
File09/1938



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report is submitted to Council for the information of Members in relation to Council's food inspection activities for the six month period between 1 October 2009 and 31 March 2010. The total number of inspections in this period was 288 (an average of 144 per quarter). In this period Council Officers issued 25 Penalty Infringement Notices and served 6 Prohibition Orders resulting in the closure of the same number of food premises.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.


REPORT DETAILS

The following Table outlines all food inspection activities undertaken by Council Officers for the six month period between 1 October 2009 and 31 March 2010.

ITEM / DESCRIPTION Quarter 2 (09/10) - 1 October 2009 to 31 December 2010 Quarter 3 (09/10) - 1 January 2010 to 31 March 2010
Number of Primary Inspections
63
92
Number of Reinspections
54
49
TOTAL NUMBER OF INSPECTIONS
117
141
Number of Prohibition Orders (Closure of Premises)
4
2
Number of Penalty Infringement Notices
11
14
Total $ from Penalty Infringement Notices Issued
$5,500
$6,160
In the preceding Quarter (Quarter 1 - 1 July 2009 to 31 October 2009), the the total number of inspections was 111, with 17 Penalty Notices issued.


One of the most pleasing aspects from the inspections carried out in the last Quarter is the reduction in the number of reinspections. As Councillors would appreciate where a primary inspection necessiates a reinspection it indicates non-compliance with the initial inspection. Although reinspections are often time consuming both operationally and administratively, they are considered an important tool from both an educational and public relations perspective the aim of which is to bring the premises up to a satisfactory standard without the need for protacted and contentious proceedings. Any reduction in the number of reinpections therefore demonstrates an improvement in hygiene and cleaning standards of those premises inspected. The ratio of reinspections to primary inspections fell from 85.71% in Quarter 2 to 53.26% in Quarter 3 - a very pleasing result from an operational perspective.

As previously advised Council has approximately 450 food premises it should inspect annually. This requires a minimum of 112.5 per Quarter, which would be easily achieved if there were no reinspections. The 92 Primary Inspections carried out in the last quarter is however a positive step, and notwithstanding all of our Officers other commitments in the area of environmental health is considered an excellent result in this period.

In relation to non-compliance issues, the major problems are in the form of:-
- inappropriate storage of food;
- poor hygiene and food handling standards;
- poor construction maintenance; and
- vermin infestation.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT procedures, including the possibility of reorganising and providing additional resources are put into place so that all 450 food premises within the LGA are inspected at least once every 12 months.

(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT procedures, including the possibility of reorganising and providing additional resources are put into place so that all 450 food premises within the LGA are inspected at least once every 12 months.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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