MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD WEDNESDAY, 11 DECEMBER, 1996 AT 8.00 PM

PRESENT:

Council Members:Council Staff:
Also Present by Invitation:

Clergy Representative -

National Anthem and Opening Prayer:
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Council Meeting -
20/11/1996
MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE

Congratulations:

Hurstville Aquatic
Leisure Centre

The Mayor requested that Council's appreciation and congratulations be conveyed to the staff of Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre, volunteers from the St George Swimming Association and Council staff who were involved in organising the Aquatic Centre's First Birthday celebrations last Sunday; the extremely successful development meet for young people attracted competitors from the entire Sydney area and the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre team had been able to take back the Trophy from St George Cycling Club, the winners of last year's inaugural 'St George Challenge'. The St George Swimming Association volunteers had contributed greatly to the success of the event and the Mayor suggested that it would be appropriate for Council to recognise their services by way of a donation to the Association.
School Gradings:

Councillor Giegerl requested that Council send letters of congratulation to Penshurst Girls High School, Kingsgrove High School, Lugarno Public School and Oatley Public School on achieving the list of the State's most effective schools.

Staff Help:

Councillor Lynch asked that Engineering staff Mr Peter Dickson and Mr John Dardano be commended for helping a resident of Caloola Crescent who had unwittingly initiated work on her property without Council's permission to obtain the required authorities; the resident had since contacted Councillor Lynch and requested that her appreciation be conveyed to the staff members concerned.

Telstra/Optus Charging

Councillor Giegerl referred to a recent facsimile sent to Councils by the Local Government Association regarding developments in Telstra/Optus charging, and requested that a report on the matter be provided to the next meeting of Council.

DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

The following Councillors declared an interest in matters before the Council -

Councillors F Dominelli and W F Pickering - Item 3.22A (Property Matter - Tender - Hurstville) and as proprietor and employee of the company submitting a tender and
Councillors F Dominelli and W F Pickering - Item 7.04 (43A Bridge Street, Hurstville) as proprietor and employee of the company adjacent to the site.
Councillor J Griffin - Item 3.05 (Olympic Velodrome) as owner of a property adjoining one of the possible sites.

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared Councillor J Griffin (3.05) and Councillors F Dominelli and W F Pickering (3.22A), withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on these matters.

WORKS COMMITTEE
DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

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

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared Councillors F Dominelli and W F Pickering, withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 7.04.
POLICY REVIEW FORWARD PLANNING & STAFF COMMITTEE - 4/12/1996

MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

WORKS COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report

ITEM 4.23 WOODVILLE PARK TOILET BLOCK

DEVELOPMENT HEALTH AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report

ITEM 5.02.02 136 FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE - BROTHEL
ITEM 5.05.05A PROPOSED VODAFONE TELECOMMUNICATIONS BASE STATION ATOP WATER TOWER

POLICY REVIEW FORWARD PLANNING & STAFF COMMITTEE - 4/12/96

ITEM 2.02 QUESTIONS IN WRITING - REVIEW OF COUNCIL'S POLICY
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.

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT NO. 2

Item 1.01 Property Matter - Hurstville
Item 1.02 Staff Matter - Senior Staff Performance Review

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

Item 3.01 Staff Matter
Item 3.02 Property Matter - Shop 4 Hurstville House
Item 3.03 Legal Matters involving Court Action
Item 3.04A Legal Matter
Item 3.05A Property Matter - Tender - Hurstville

DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

Item 4.01 Replacement of Motor Vehicle UBR 886

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report

Item 5.01 47-67 Mulga Road, Oatley

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.

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 1.01 PROPERTY MATTER - HURSTVILLE (See Item 1.01 - General Manager's Report No. 1)

The Mayor advised of the possibility of a change in ownership and that a request had been received from the potential property holder to meet with the Hurstville Ward Councillors. In the event that the proposed development changed substantially or detrimentally from Council's point of view as a result of the change of ownership, the Mayor informed Members that sale of Council's land would not proceed without prior referral to the Council for approval.

ITEM 1.02 STAFF MATTER - SENIOR STAFF PERFORMANCE REVIEW (See Item 1.02 - General Manager's Report No. 1)

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

ITEM 3.01 STAFF MATTERS (See Item 3.10 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.02 PROPERTY MATTER - SHOP 4, HURSTVILLE HOUSE (See Item 3.13 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)

The Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services advised that he had been informed the Lessee had made a part payment of rental arrears since the preparation of the report in respect of this matter..
ITEM 3.03 LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION (See Item 3.17 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.04A LEGAL MATTER (See Item 3.20A - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)

ITEM 3.05A PROPERTY MATTER - TENDER - HURSTVILLE (See Item 3.22A - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared Councillors F Dominelli and W F Pickering, withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 3.22A.
It was noted that there was unanimous support for the motion.


DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 4.01 REPLACEMENT OF COUNCIL VEHICLE UBR 886 (See Item 4.O6 - Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
DIVISIONAL MANAGER -DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 5.01 LEGAL MATTER - 47-67 MULGA ROAD, OATLEY (See Item 5.04.02 - Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report No. 1)


OPEN COUNCIL


Before closing the meeting the Mayor and Councillors extended the Seasons greetings to the General Manager and Council staff which the General Manager reciprocated on behalf of the staff.



THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.15 PM

CONFIRMED THIS TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF JANUARY
ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN


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CHAIRPERSON