Council MEETING

MINUTES OF MEETING

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Present

Council Members

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor J Jacovou

Deputy Mayor, Councillor N Liu

Councillor V Badalati

Councillor C Drane

Councillor C Hindi

Councillor R Kastanias

Councillor J Mining

Councillor P Sansom

Councillor D Sin

Councillor M Stevens

Councillor B Thomas

Councillor C Wu

 

Council Staff

General Manager, Mr V Lampe

Director Administration, Mr J Tripp
Director Planning & Development, Mr M Watt

Director Service Delivery, Mr L O'Connor

Internal Ombudsman, Mr W Park

Chief Financial Officer, Mr T Caltabiano

Manager Engineering Services, Mrs M Whitehurst

Manager Public Relations & Events, Ms T Abraham

Manager Children’s Services, Ms S Stuart-Watt

Manager Corporate Planning, Mr E Mishra

Manager Corporate Governance & Records, Mrs K Garske

Governance Officer, Mr D Henkel

 

Opening

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor J Jacovou opened the meeting at 7:03pm.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor J Jacovou stated "Council wishes to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this meeting is being held as the Bidjigal people of the Eora Nation."

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor J Jacovou also made a statement about audio and video recordings of the Council Meeting.

 

Apologies 

No apologies were tendered.

 

Disclosure of Interest

No disclosures of interest were made.

Council Reports

CCL146-14       Quarterly Financial Review - March 2014 (13/847)

(Report by Manager Finance, Mrs C Long)

Minute No. 125

RESOLVED THAT the report in relation to the March 2014 Quarterly Financial Review be received and noted.

 

THAT Council approves funding for projects as detailed in the report from Property Asset Reserve ($165,853), Domestic Waste Reserve ($16,850), CBD Masterplan Reserve ($19,010) and Section 94 Open Space ($1,072).

 

FURTHER THAT the recommended budget changes as shown in the Revised Full Year Forecast be approved.

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Councillor R Kastanias)

 

CCL147-14       March Quarterly Review - Delivery Program 2013-2017 and Operational Plan 2013-2014 (12/2054)

(Report by Manager Corporate Planning, Mr  E Mishra)

Minute No. 126

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

 

FURTHER THAT the Third Quarter Progress Report be published by posting it on Council's website.

(Moved Councillor C Hindi / Councillor M Stevens)

 

CCL148-14       Delivery Program 2014-2018 and Operational Plan 2014-2015 (14/413)

(Report by Manager Corporate Planning, Mr  E Mishra)

Minute No. 127

RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the revised Delivery Program 2014-18 & Operational Plan 2014-15 (incorporating the Budget, Capital Works and Asset Replacement Schedule) and Fees & Charges for 2014-2015.

 

THAT an ordinary rate of 0.229539 cents in the dollar on land value of all rateable land categorised as Residential in the Council area to be made for the period of 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

 

THAT an ordinary rate of 0.489493 cents in the dollar on land value of all rateable land categorised as Business in the Council area to be made for the period of 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

 

THAT the minimum ordinary rate for both Residential and Business land be set at $513.54 for the period of 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

 

THAT a special rate of 0.072097 cents in the dollar on land value of all rateable land categorised as Residential or Business known as Hurstville Town Improvement, in the Council area as described in the Government Gazette No. 119, 8 December 1989, to be made for the period of 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

 

THAT a special rate of 0.082478 cents in the dollar on land value of all rateable land categorised as Residential or Business known as Mortdale Town Improvement, in the Council area as described in the Government Gazette No. 119 (8 December 1989) to be made for the period of 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

 

THAT a special rate of 0.087644 cents in the dollar on land value of all rateable land categorised as Residential or Business known as Riverwood Town Improvement, in the Council area as described in the Government Gazette No. 141 (9 November 1990) to be made for the period of 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

 

THAT Council grants eligible pensioners the prescribed mandatory rebate and maintain the current level of the voluntary pensioner rebates for the year commencing 1 July 2014 and ending 30 June 2015 as outlined in the report.

 

FURTHER THAT Council notes that three public submissions were received in relation to the Delivery Program 2014-18 & Operational Plan 2014-15.

(Moved Councillor P Sansom / Councillor C Hindi)

 

It was noted that, further to a speaker on the above item, Councillor P Sansom asked that the open wood fireplaces in Oatley Park be removed as soon as possible and replaced by electrical fireplaces as scheduled in the next financial year.   

 

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 7:24pm.

 

Minutes confirmed Wednesday 4th June 2014.

 

 

 

Chairperson