MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY,
20 NOVEMBER, 1996, AT 8.00 P.M.
PRESENT:

Council Members:Council Staff:
Also Present by Invitation:

Clergy Representative -
National Anthem and Opening Prayer:
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
Council Meeting -
28/8/1996
Council Meeting -
18/9/1996

MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE

Condolence:
Other Matters of Privilege -

1. Presentation of Certificates to the Council Youth Games Team and the
International Sister City Goodwill Swimming Team

2. Presentations to Council

The Mayor advised that he had received on Council's behalf two certificates, the first from the Lamrock Committee acknowledging Council's support and contribution to the St George Hospital, together with a photograph of Council's team in the Great Bed Race; and the second from the Australian Paralympic Federation in appreciation of the support given to the 1996 Paralympic Team.

3. St George Rugby League Team

The Mayor, on behalf of the Council and the community , congratulated the St George Dragons on their success to date and wished them success in the Grand Final. Referring to the red and white bunting displayed in Hurstville, the Mayor advised that given the limited time and the support for the team in the community, he had authorised its purchase at a cost of $2,140, and now sought Council's endorsement of his action. In response to a question regarding bunting in other shopping areas, the Mayor explained that initially he had requested bunting for all centres but the suppliers could not guarantee to provide it before the end of the week and he did not consider the cost of between eight and nine thousand dollars justifiable for just a day or two. However, there would be no objection to bunting being hung in suitable areas should any be donated.


4. St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

Councillor R A A Stewart drew attention to inaccuracies contained in a report appearing in the Leader's September 24 edition implying that Councillor M M Smith did not vote in the Mayoral Election when in fact she had, and furthermore, referring to six Liberal Party Members on Council when there are only three. Councillor Smith advised that she intended writing to the Leader requesting a retraction of the misrepresentations regarding her voting.



5. Petition opposing the legalisation of brothels

Councillor P R Sansom sought permission to table a further petition in regard to the premises at 136 Forest Road, Hurstville, containing seventy signatures.


6. South Sydney Waste Planning and Management BoardCouncillor J Griffin advised that his nomination for the South Sydney Waste Planning and Management Board had been successful. Also that community representative Mr John Sharp had been elected to the Board.


DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

All Councillors declared an interest in -
Item 7.05 (12-22 Dora Street, Hurstville ) as owner of part of the land and benefit gained from the provision of library premises. It was noted that due to Council's interest in the project, the Development Application assessment has been prepared independent consultants, Planning Workshop Australia.
Councillor F Dominelli declared an interest in -
Item 3.16 (Business Enterprise Centre - Request for Financial Assistance) as a Director
Item 4.11.03 (Pearl Street, Hurstville - Request for No Parking Zone) by virtue of his business interests
Item 3.05 (Property Matter -Hurstville) by virtue of his business interests
Councillors M O Frawley and M V Lynch declared an interest in -
Item 4.16 (Illawarra Catholic Club - Scraping Problem) as Directors of the Club
Councillor P R Sansom in relation to -
Item 4.18 (Lions Club of Lugarno - Charity Golf Night) asked to have noted that he was a member of the Club although not an office holder.



REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES


FINANCE COMMITTEE

Interest: In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor Dominelli withdrew from the meeting for the period of discussion and voting on Item 3.16.


WORKS COMMITTEEInterest: In accordance with the interest previously declared, CouncillorDominelli withdrew from the meeting for the period of discussion and voting on Item 4.11.03, and Councillors Frawley and Lynch withdrew from the meeting for the period of discussion and voting on Item 4.16.

DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's ReportDivisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment's Report

MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report

ITEM 3.07 ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RETIREES INC -REQUEST FOR REDUCTION IN RENTAL
ITEM 3.17 AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION - 1996 NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

WORKS COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report

ITEM 4.09 OLDS PARK NO. 1 OVAL - USE BY DEPARTMENT OF SPORT AND RECREATION

ITEM 4.11.17 NOISE IMPACT OF HEAVY VEHICLES


ITEM 4.17 BEVERLY HILLS SHOPPING CENTRE IMPROVEMENTS/R.T.A. FUNDING
ITEM 4.21 HURSTVILLE AQUATIC LEISURE CENTRE - SWIMMING CLUB

ITEM 4.28A EAST HILLS RAIL LINE AMPLIFICATION EIS













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 Legal Matter
Item 3.02 Property Matter - Hurstville
Item 3.03 Legal Matters
Item 3.04 Tender - Review of Hurstville Meals on Wheels Service

DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING

Item 4.10 Boronia Parade Lugarno - Illegal removal of trees
Item 4.12 Replacement of Council Vehicle

DEVELOPMENT HEALTH AND BUILDING COMMITTEEItem 6.05.02 Legal Matter - Appeal against Demolition Order


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 LEGAL MATTER - OPTUS VISION OFFER (See Item 3.04 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)





ITEM 3.02 PROPERTY MATTER - HURSTVILLE (See Item 3.05 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)

Interest: In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor Dominelli withdrew from the meeting for the period of discussion and voting on Item 3.05.
ITEM 3.03 LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION (See Item 3.22 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)




ITEM 3.04 TENDER - REVIEW OF HURSTVILLE MEALS ON WHEELS SERVICE (See Item 3.23 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2


ITEM 4.01 BORONIA PARADE, LUGARNO - ILLEGAL REMOVAL OF THREE TREES (See Item 4.10 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
TEM 4.02 REPLACEMENT OF COUNCIL VEHICLE - UDY 182 (See Item 4.12 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)

DIVISIONAL MANAGER - DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH'S REPORT

ITEM 5.01 LEGAL MATTER - APPEAL NO 20128 OF 1996 AGAINST DEMOLITION ORDER - 13 ST CATHERINE STREET, MORTDALE (See Item 6.05.02 of the Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report No. 1)



OPEN COUNCIL







THE MEETING CLOSED AT 9.35 PM



CONFIRMED THIS SIXTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER
ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDREDAND NINETY-SIX


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CHAIRPERSON