HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
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DATE FOR THE BUSINESS PAPER 96 03 27th March, 1996-

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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Meeting No. 5 to be held on 27 March, 1996
19 March, 1996


The Mayor and the Councillors

Dear Member,

I have by direction to request your attendance at a meeting of the Council to be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Hurstville, on Wednesday, 27 March, 1996 at 8.00 p.m. to deal with the Business herein mentioned.

Yours faithfully,


GENERAL MANAGER


NATIONAL ANTHEM

OPENING PRAYER: Rev. Ian Adams, Church of Christ, Hurstville
B U S I N E S S:

1. Confirmation of Minutes - 13 March, 1996
2. Apologies
2(a) Mayoral Minute:
3. Privilege
i. Condolences
ii. Other Matters of Privilege
4. Disclosure and Nature of Interest in Matters before Council
5. Reports (A) From Committees:
1. Finance Committee
2. Works Committee
3. Development Health & Planning Committee
4. Policy Review, Forward Planning & Staff Committee - 20/3/96
5. Matters referred to Council from Committee Reports
(B) From Councillors
(C) From Delegates:
6. Questions without Notice
7. Notices of Motion
8. Committee of the Whole
9. Adoption of Recommendations of Committee of the Whole

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
REPORT ITEM NO: .
Appendix for Business Paper for Meeting dated



. Minutes for 13th March,1996


MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH, 1996 AT 8.00 PM

PRESENT:

Council Members:
Council Staff:
Also Present by Invitation:

Ministers' Fraternal Representative -
National Anthem and Opening Prayer:




CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
Council Meeting -
21/2/1996
MAYORAL MINUTE
Sydney Airport -
(Third Runway)
MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE

Condolence:




Other Matters of Privilege -

The Mayor advised that he had conveyed congratulations to the re-elected Members for Watson and Banks electorates, the Hon Leo McLeay, MP and Mr Daryl Melham, MP, the newly elected Member for Barton, Mr Robert McClelland, as well as to the newly elected Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard, MP, and the new Minister for Local Government, the Hon Warwick Smith, MP, and that in each case he had expressed Council's best wishes for a productive term, and to the Local Members, Council's desire to co-operate in the best interests of the Hurstville community.

Councillor B Giegerl asked that Council write to Moree Council congratulating their representatives at the Australian Local Government Women's Association Conference on gaining the support of the Conference for their presentation seeking nomination to host the 1998 Conference. The presentation was very sincere and positive and well deserved to succeed.

Councillor Giegerl sought permission to table the minutes of the Georges River Community Service Committee's Annual General Meeting that she had referred to at the last meeting of the Council. Councillor Giegerl further requested that Council express its appreciation of the service rendered by Mr Jim Nicholson who had retired after fifteen years as Treasurer of the Committee.




DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

Councillor M M Smith declared an interest in Item 3.11 (St George Life Education Centre) by virtue of membership of the Committee and Councillor P R Sansom declared an interest in Item 4.01 (Trees - Applications for Removal or Lopping) as owner of the property affected by the tree removal.












REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES


FINANCE COMMITTEE


Interest: In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor Smith withdrew from the meeting for the period of discussion and voting on Item 03.11.


WORKS COMMITTEEInterest: In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor Sansom withdrew from the meeting for the period of discussion and voting on Item 04.01.





DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's ReportDivisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment's Report
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE - 28/2/1996




COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE - 5/3/1996
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE POLICY REVIEW FORWARD PLANNING & STAFF COMMITTEE - 6/3/1996



MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION


FINANCE COMMITTEE -

Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report

ITEM 3.06 INSTITUTE OF MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT - 1996 NATIONAL CONGRESS, CANBERRA: 19 - 22 MAY 1996

WORKS COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report

ITEM 4.14 SCRAPING OF VEHICULAR CROSSINGS


Division: Upon a Division being requested by Councillors P R Sansom and W F Pickering, the voting resulted as under -
Casting Vote:
Following a vote by "show of hands", the Mayor declared the voting to be six Members for the motion and six against. The Mayor then stated that his second and casting vote was for the motion and declared the Motion CARRIED.Division: Upon a Division being requested by Councillors P R Sansom and W F Pickering, the voting resulted as under -




DEVELOPMENT HEALTH AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report

ITEM 5.03.03 39 QUEENSBURY ROAD, PENSHURST


Division: Upon a Division being requested by Councillors P R Sansom and F Pickering, the voting resulted as under -
ITEM 6.05.02 WASTE REGIONS AND REGIONAL WASTE BOARDS

The Mayor reported verbally on a meeting of the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) held on 7 March at which a comprehensive report was provided to the delegates advising of each Council's position which, with the exception of two Councils who at that time had not responded and Hurstville Council, was in favour of a Regional Waste Board based on the boundaries of SSROC. As Members would be aware Hurstville Council's preference was for a single Waste Board for the Sydney Region with the proviso that if the majority of Member Councils were to support a Regional Waste Board based on SSROC boundaries, then Hurstville Council would support that decision. The Mayor said that he had advised the delegates of Council's policy and, in accordance with that policy, had voted for the Regional Waste Board as it was clear that every other Council supported that concept. The report submitted to Council for consideration tonight resulted from the SSROC resolution and Council now had the opportunity to nominate Councillors and Officers for appointment to the Regional Waste Board.
Chairman: In the temporary absence of the Mayor, the Chair was taken by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor R A A Stewart.






REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS

Reports submitted by the Councillors were as follows -


1. COUNCILLOR J GRIFFIN: Re: Hurstville Light Opera Company -
An invitation to the Councillors to attend the Hurstville Light Opera's production of No No Nannette. Performances were March 20, 22, and 23 at 8.00 pm with a matinee performance at 2.00 pm on March 23. As a matter of interest, the light opera had been performed originally at the Palace Theatre on 11 March 1925.

2. COUNCILLOR B McDONALD : Re: Inaugural Meeting of Penshurst Chamber of Commerce. Also in attendance: Councillors Giegerl and Frawley
The Chamber of Commerce had invited the Divisional Managers - Engineering and Policy Planning & Environment to discuss improvements similar to those undertaken in Mortdale. The next meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was Tuesday, 16 April, 1996 and prior to that time Councillor McDonald suggested that the Penshurst Ward Councillors and the Officers undertake an inspection of the area. Councillor Frawley supported Councillor McDonald's remarks and, in addition, asked that Council write to Australia Post requesting that the area around the old Penshurst Postoffice be tidied up.

3. COUNCILLOR M O FRAWLEY - Re: Councillor Attendance at Anzac Day Ceremonies
Councillor Frawley sought clarification of the procedure for attendance at the Anzac Day Ceremonies and was advised that Councillors would be informed of the separate functions and invited to nominate which they wished to attend. A schedule would be submitted to the next Council Meeting in accordance with the preferences expressed by the Councillors.

4. COUNCILLOR B GIEGERL -
Attendance at ALGWA Conference
The Conference had been addressed by the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Ernie Page who had spoken on three matters she wished to particularly to draw to Council's attention -
Councillor Giegerl - continued

Road Safety College Journal: Councillor Giegerl asked whether Council had renewed its membership. If not, Councillor Giegerl considered that it was an excellent organisation and that the journal would be of benefit to the Community Road Safety Officer.

Councillor Professional Development Programs: Councillor Giegerl commended to the Councillors the Local Government Association's Autumn list of programs - the modules offered related to Benchmarking, National Competition Policy, Effective and Fair Meeting Procedures and Customer Satisfaction and Opinion Polls. Councillor Giegerl requested that a report on the programs be included for the next meeting to allow interested Members to enrol.Chairman: Councillor Olah (Mayor) resumed the Chair at this juncture.

COUNCILLOR M M SMITH Re: ALGWA Conference
Councillor Smith supported Councillor Giegerl's comments on the Conference which she had found most informative. The calibre of the speakers was excellent and she proposed to pass information in this regard to the Officers as she considered the points of view put forward very relevant to Council - among the topics discussed were "Mediation", "Tourism - Is that a Local Government's Responsibility", and "Republicanism or Constitutional Monarchy" . Councillor Smith thanked Councillor Giegerl for supporting her nomination to the Executive. Referring to the proposed National Conference to be held in Perth, Councillor Smith stated that if it was of a similar calibre, she would consider it a very worthwhile exercise



QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

Referred to the Divisional Manager - Development & Health

Q.12 By Councillor M M Smith

Re: Use of Professional Mediators




Referred to the General Manager

Q.13 By Councillor P R Sansom

Re: Planning Weekends
Referred to the His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Olah

Q.14 By Councillor W F Pickering

Re: Peakhurst Public School - 125th Anniversary
Referred to the Divisional Manager - Engineering

Q.15 By Councllor M V Lynch

Re: Removal of Graffiti













COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Resolved that in accordance with Section 10(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the following item(s) be considered in Committee of the Whole for the reason that publicity may be prejudicial to the interests of the Council or the individuals concerned and that Council staff (other than members of the Executive, and the City Recorder) and members of the Press and the public be excluded from the Council Chamber.


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

Item 3.01 St George District Cricket Ground Inc
Item 3.02 Property Matter - Hurstville House
Item 3.03 Drainage Pipeline - 42 Boyd Avenue, Lugarno
Item 3.04 Legal Matters involving Court Action
Item 3.05 Property Matter - Penshurst
Item 3.06 Property Matter - Suite 1A Hurstville House
Item 3.07 Property Matter - Suites 2D and 2E Hurstville House
Item 3.08 Property Matter - Hurstville


DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING

Item 4.01 Tenders-Gross Pollutant Trap for Storm Water Drain William Rd, Riverwood

POLICY REVIEW FORWARD PLANNING & STAFF COMMITTEE - 6/3/96

Item 1 Tenders - Provision of Legal Services to Council


Further, that in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(1) and (2) of the Act for the reason(s) above-stated, the reports and correspondence relating to these matters be withheld from the Press and the public.



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


ITEM 3.01 ST GEORGE DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB INC. LICENCE FOR USE OF PART OF HURSTVILLE OVAL (See Item 3.04 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)



ITEM 3.02 PROPERTY MATTER - HURSTVILLE HOUSE (See Item 3.07 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)



ITEM 3.03 MS S PEILSCHMIDT - DRAINAGE PIPELINE, 42 BOYD AVENUE, LUGARNO (See Item 3.12 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)



ITEM 3.04 LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION (See Item 3.17 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.05 PROPERTY MATTER - PENSHURST (See Item 3.23 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.06 PROPERTY MATTER - SUITE 1A HURSTVILLE HOUSE (See Item 3.28 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)







ITEM 3.07 PROPERTY MATTER - SUITES 2D AND 2E HURSTVILLE HOUSE (See Item 3.29 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)


ITEM 3.08 PROPERTY MATTER - HURSTVILLE (See Item 3.32 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 4.01 TENDERS FOR GROSS POLLUTANT TRAP FOR STORMWATER DRAIN IN WILLIAM ROAD, RIVERWOOD (See Item 4.05 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)











POLICY REVIEW FORWARD PLANNING & STAFF COMMITTEE REPORT NO 2


ITEM 1 TENDERS - PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES TO COUNCIL



OPEN COUNCIL





THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.30 PM

CONFIRMED THIS TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF MARCH
ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY - SIX


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CHAIRPERSON


HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
REPORT ITEM NO: 08.00
Appendix for Reports from Committees



. * Policy Review, Forward Planning & Staff Committee - 20/03/96



REPORT OF THE POLICY REVIEW FORWARD PLANNING AND STAFF COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH 1996 AT 7.20 PM

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
COUNCIL STAFF:

DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST



1. DIVISIONAL MANAGER - COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SERVICES' REPORT NO. 1


ITEM 1.1 DRAFT ACCESS POLICY
ITEM 1.2 AUSTRALIA DAY ACTIVITIES - Q. 6 - COUNCILLOR McDONALD
Departure from
Meeting:



ITEM 1.3 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES MANUALTHE MEETING CONCLUDED AT 8.15 PM


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CHAIRPERSON



HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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