MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 11 JUNE, 1997 AT 8.10 PM

PRESENT:

Council Members:
Council Staff:
Also Present by Invitation:

Clergy Representative:

National Anthem and Opening Prayer:

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Council Meeting -
14/5/1997
Council Meeting -
28/5/1997


Council Meeting -
10/6/1997


MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE


Best Wishes:
Mr M Croot, OBE
The Mayor advised that a letter of congratulation had been forwarded on Council's behalf extending best wishes and birthday greetings to former alderman, Mr Michael (Mick) Croot, OBE, who celebrated his 96th birthday on Tuesday, 10 June, 1997.

Appreciation:

'E' Team Program
A Certificate presented by the Australian Quality Council recognised Council's participation with Danebank Anglican School in the "E" Team Program during 1997. The Mayor explained that the 'E' Team was an enterprise team of young people who enter an organisation to undertake a specific project. The Program provided valuable experience in team work and project management and provided a fresh perspective on problems faced by the organisation; the Team had produced a very good report entitled 'The Process of the Directional Signposting for Traff Entering and Leaving Hurstville City' which the Mayor recommended to the Councillors.

Institute of Municipal Engineering Australia:
A Certificate acknowleging Council's leadership and initiative in constructing the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre had been awarded to Council in the 'design and/or construction of a local government project' category in the 1997 IMEA Engineering Excellence Awards. The Certificate acknowledged the engineers involved in the project - Mr C J Little, Divisional Manager - Engineering, Mr P Targett, Mr G Morris and Mr H Wong, who were well deserving of such recognition.

Welcome:
The Mayor welcomed Council's newly appointed Communications Officer, Linda Peatling, and wished her a long and successful stay at Hurstville.

Letter from Miss Marie Ficarra, MP
The Mayor referred to a previous meeting at which Councillor W F Pickering read an apology from former Councillor Marie Ficarra, the Member for Georges River, which was apparently in settlement of an action between them in the Courts. The Mayor had granted Councillor Pickering permission to read the apology on the basis of his advice that he had been requested to do so by his Solicitors. The Mayor had now received a letter dated 2 June, 1997, from the Member for Georges River which suggested that there had been a breach of the Terms of Settlement and which he would read for the record as requested by Miss Ficarra to afford her "equal right to justice' .
Councillor J Maxwell, Mayor of Manilla:
Councillor Giegerl informed Council that Councillor Jim Maxwell, the Mayor of Manilla had been elected to the Executive of the Local Government and Shires Association and requested that Council's congratulations be forwarded to him.

Keep Australia Beautiful Council 'Anti Graffiti' Seminar:
Councillor Giegerl reported on the seminar she had attended in company with Councillor G G Neil, Brett Daintry, Manager - Divisional Administration and Ms Kristi Curtiss, Community Worker. Councillor Giegerl advised that the presentation made by Kristi Curtiss had been very well received with much interest being shown in the work that had been done, and requested that Ms Curtiss be formally commended on her efforts.

Matter for Committee
of the Whole:
Councillor Sansom sought permission to raise a matter in Committee of the Whole.
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DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

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

Councillor M O Frawley - Item 4.27.04 (Forest Road, Penshurst - Proposed Bus Zone) as he received support from the Punchbowl Bus Company when he contested the State elections three years' ago.
Councillor P R Sansom - Item 4.15 (Gannons Park - Lions Club of Lugarno) as a member of the Lugarno Lions Club
Councillor F Dominelli - Item 4.08.02 (458 Forest Road and 1B Pearl Street, Hurstville) as owner of the property; Item 7.02 (Commercial Space) in view of his property holdings in the area.
Councillor M M Smith - Item 3.13 (Lamrock Committee of St George Hospital - Kogarah Fair and Bed Race) as a member of the Committee.



REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES


FINANCE COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor Smith withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 3.13.




WORKS COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillors Dominelli, Sansom and Frawley withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Items 4.08.02, 4.15 and 4.27.04 respectively.

DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report

Divisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment's Report

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor Dominelli withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 7.02.
SAFETY AND ANTI-LITTER COMMITTEE - 22/5/1997
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE - 28/5/1997

MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION


FINANCE COMMITTEE

General Manager's Report

ITEM 1.01 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THREE YEARS - 1997/98 TO 1999/2000

With the consent of the Mayor, the following motions were moved at the meeting :

1. Aquatic Leisure Centre:

2. Beverly Hills Main Street Program:

181 FORESHADOWED MOTION:







ITEM 3.19 ABSENCE OF MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR - ELECTION OF ACTING DEPUTY MAYOR
WORKS COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Engineering

ITEM 4.06.03 WORONORA PARADE, OATLEY - Street Trees
considered in conjunction with -
ITEM 4.30 REVENUE WORKS PROGRAMME 1997/98 - PEAKHURST WARDITEM 4.12 NINTH NATIONAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING CONFERENCE

ITEM 4.31 MAVIS AVENUE, PEAKHURST - RETAINING WALL


ITEM 4.32 RIVERWOOD AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC - REQUEST TO INSTALL NOTICE BOARDS

DEVELOPMENT HEALTH AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report


ITEM 5.03.01 19-21 HAMPDEN STREET, BEVERLY HILLS - CONSTRUCTION OF 10-UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
NOTICE OF MOTION






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.

Withdrawal from
Meeting:

With the consent of the Mayor, Councillor B Giegerl and Councillor B McDonald retired from the meeting.

Privilege Item:
Request for Leave of Absence - Councillor Sansom



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

Item 3.01 Legal Matters involving Court Action
Item 3.02A Property Matter - Shop 4 Hurstville House
Item 3.03A Property Matter - 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Item 3.04A Property Matter - Rooftop Area, Hurstville House
Item 3.05A Property Matter - Hurstville



DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

Item 4.01 Replacement of Council Vehicle TMQ 568
Item 4.02 Sale of Redundant Mower Parts
Item 4.03 18 Freeman Avenue, Oatley - Subdivision
Item 4.04 Tenders for the supply of Engineering Materials & Services
Item 4.05 Quotations for the supply and delivery of Motor Vehicles


DIVISIONAL MANAGER - DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH'S REPORT NO. 2

Item 5.01 Staff Matter - Transfer of Nursing Service



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.


PRIVILEGE ITEM - REQUEST FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE - COUNCILLOR P R SANSOM
DIVISIONAL MANAGER - COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SERVICES' REPORT NO. 2


ITEM 3.01 LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION (See Item 3.30 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)


ITEM 3.02A PROPERTY MATTER - SHOP 4 HURSTVILLE HOUSE (See Item 3.32A - Divisional Manager-Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)


ITEM 3.03A PROPERTY MATTER - 14 MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE (See Item 3.33A - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)







ITEM 3.04A PROPERTY MATTER - ROOFTOP AREA, HURSTVILLE HOUSE - VODAFONE MOBILE PHONE TRANSMISSION INSTALLATION (See Item 3.34A - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.05A PROPERTY MATTER - 20 MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE - OPTUS VISION PTY (See Item 3.35A - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)



DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2


ITEM 4.01 REPLACEMENT OF COUNCIL VEHICLE TMQ 568 (See Item 4.03 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
ITEM 4.02 SALE OF REDUNDANT MOWER PARTS (See Item 4.04 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
ITEM 4.03 18 FREEMAN AVENUE, OATLEY - SUBDIVISION (See Item 4.08.01 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
ITEM 4.04 TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND SERVICES (See Item 4.33 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
ITEM 4.05 QUOTATIONS FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF MOTOR VEHICLES (See Item 4.34 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
DIVISIONAL MANAGER - DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 5.01 STAFF MATTER - TRANSFER OF NURSING SERVICE (See Item 6.05.04 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)

Redundancy Payments -

OPEN COUNCIL


DIVISIONAL ENGINEER'S REPORT - continued

ITEM 4.12 NINTH NATIONAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING CONFERENCE


THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.55 PM



CONFIRMED THIS TWENTY - FIFTH DAY OF JUNE
ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN


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CHAIRPERSON