MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER, 1997 AT 8.00 PM

PRESENT:

Council Members:
Council Staff:

National Anthem and Opening Prayer:


CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Council Meeting -
13/8/1997
MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE

Condolence:
Diana, Princess of Wales
1961 - 1997

The Mayor announced that Father R Harden of St Michael's Church and the Ministers' Fraternal were to hold an ecumenical memorial service on Friday evening, 5 September, 1997 at St Georges Anglican Church, Hurstville, to mourn the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, whose compassion and warmth would be sadly missed by the under-privileged people among whom she had worked. The Mayor further advised that to afford local communities an opportunity to express their commiserations, condolence books had been placed at each of Council's public counters and that subsequently the books would be collated with those from other Councils and Lower House Members into a bound book representing the people of New South Wales.


Mr V G Muller

The Mayor advised with regret of the passing on August 26, 1997 of MR VINCENT GEORGE (VINCE) MULLER, long-serving member and Secretary of Hurstville Rotary Club, who is survived by his wife, Jean, children Susan and Stephen, and their families.
Other matters of privilege:

Second Sydney Airport:

The Mayor called attention to the announcement made earlier in the day by the Hon John Sharp, MP, the Minister for Transport, and Senator, the Hon. Robert Hill, the Minister for the Environment, advising that all Holsworthy options were being removed from consideration as the site of Sydney's Second Airport. The result was a great victory for the people of southern Sydney and one where congratulations should go to all the parties involved in our area; it was important to note how well the community could achieve results when its efforts were focussed. The Mayor also requested that his personal appreciation be recorded for the efforts of Council's Strategic Planner, Mr Tim Stewart, who had had as much involvement as anyone in putting together the campaign to oppose Holsworthy as the site for the Second Airport, particularly in such areas as the Web site for the anti-Holsworthy movement.


Mr Mark Price:

Councillor B McDonald requested that Council's best wishes be conveyed to Mr Mark Price of GAS Automotive Ltd who was recovering in hospital after a serious operation.
Anglican Parish Church
of St Peter - Centenary
Ms Cathy Parkes:

Councillor M M Smith requested that Council acknowledge the achievement of Ms Cathy Parkes, who had just been nominated to the Hall of Fame at the Olympic Sports Centre, the first woman other than a stroke swimmer to be honoured in this manner. Ms Parkes is currently the Sports Mistress at Danebank Anglican School and Captain of the Olympic Water Polo Team.


St George Life Education:

In her capacity as fund-raising Chairperson of St George Life Education, Councillor Smith presented the Mayor with a copy of Ted Noffs' biography as a gesture of the organisation's appreciation for the support and effort extended to the movement by the Council and its Officers in connection with the recent State Conference of Life Education Australia hosted by St George Life Education; a copy was also to be presented to Hurstville Library for inclusion in its collection.
Institute of Municipal
Engineering Australia
Conference - Melbourne

Councillor B Giegerl requested that Council's congratulations be forwarded to Mr Chris Watson, Director of Engineering, Rockdale City Council, on his appointment as President of the Institute of Municipal Engineering Australia.

Cogeneration Plant -
Ampol Refinery

Councillor R A A Stewart sought permission to raise as a matter of urgency a motion to oppose the construction of a cogeneration plant at Ampol Refinery at Kurnell because of the severe and detrimental impact it would have on the ecology of Botany Bay.

Beverly Hills
Mainstreet Program:

Councillor J Griffin requested that Council's appreciation be forwarded to the Member for Hurstville, Mr M Iemma, for the grant of $100,000 towards the Beverly Hills Mainstreet Program and also drawing his attention to the funds that Council has made available for this purpose as Mr Iemma appeared to be under the misapprehension that Council was not prepared to contribute. The Mayor advised that he was pleased to inform Council that confirmation of the grant had now been received. The Mayor commented further that improvements undertaken with funds from the current budget were already having an impact on the area and now that Government funding had been confirmed, the work could continue.
DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

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

Councillor M M Smith - Item 3.03 (Tenders - Playground Equipment) because of a possible professional association with one of the tendering companies
Councillor P R Sansom - Item 3.07 (Peakhurst Youth Club Inc - Request for Donation) as a family member is Treasurer of the Club.
Councillor P R Sansom - Item 4.02 (Lions Club of Lugarno - Spring Fair) although not an office holder, all members of the Club were involved in the Spring Fair
Councillor B Giegerl - Item 4.05 (Street Tree Management Program - Scott Street, Mortdale) - Property owner
Councillor B Giegerl - Item 4.09 (Tenders - Lesley Crescent Reserve/Bell Avenue Reserve Children's Playgrounds) - Property Owner
Councillor M M Smith - Item 4.09 (Tenders - Lesley Crescent Reserve/Bell Avenue Reserve Children's Playgrounds) - because of a possible professional association with one of the tendering companies
Councillor M V Lynch - Item 4.12 (St George Junior Rugby League - Use of Hurstville Oval) in view of his association with the Club
Councillor R A A Stewart - 4.16 - (Installation of Seat at intersection of Mutual Road and Cox Place, Mortdale) - employed by one of the companies providing seats to Council

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillors M M Smith and P R Sansom withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Items 3.03 and 3.07 respectively.

WORKS COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillors P R Sansom (Item 4.02), B Giegerl (Items 4.05 and 4.09), M M Smith (Item 4.09), M V Lynch (Item 4.12) and R A A Stewart (Item 4.16) withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on these items.
DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report

COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE - 20/8/1997
MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report

ITEM 3.04 ATTORNEY GENERAL - OFFENCES AND RELATED PENALTIES
WORKS COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report

ITEM 4.02 LIONS CLUB OF LUGARNO - SPRING FAIR

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor P R Sansom withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on this item.
ITEM 4.11 ROYAL AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PARKS AND RECREATION - 1997 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

DEVELOPMENT HEALTH AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report


ITEM 5.05.02 CONDUCT SUNDAY MARKETS ON A WEEKLY BASIS IN FOREST ROAD BETWEEN QUEENS ROAD AND TREACY STREET

Division: Upon a Division being requested by Councillors Giegerl and McDonald, the voting resulted as hereunder -
NB. This matter is subject to a rescission motion lodged during the meeting.


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 12-22 Dora Street, Hurstville - Proposed Library Project
Item 1.02A Property Matter - 12-22 Dora Street, Hurstville - Proposed Library Project


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

Item 3.01 Property Matter - Possible Sale of Drainage Reserve - Warraba Street/Croydon Road, Hurstville
Item 3.02 Staff Matter - Mr J Price
Item 3.03 Legal Matters involving Court Action


DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

Item 4.01 Tenders - Lesley Crescent and Bell Avenue Reserves - Children's Playgrounds
Item 4.02 Tenders - Golf Course Professional
Item 4.03 Section 94 Contributions Plans - Revision/Upgrades


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.


Temporary adjournment:
The meeting was temporarily adjourned between 9.20 pm and 9.30 pm. The following Councillors were not present at the recommencement of the meeting.
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT NO. 2

Note: Items 1.01 and l.02 were the final matters considered at the meeting and Councillors Dominelli, Giegerl and Pickering had returned to the Chamber for the consideration and voting on these matters.

ITEM 1.01 12-22 DORA STREET, PROPOSED LIBRARY PROJECT (See Item 1.02 - General Manager's Report No. 1)
ITEM 1.02A PROPERTY MATTER - 12-22 DORA STREET, PROPOSED LIBRARY PROJECT (See Item 1.03A - General Manager's Report No. 1)
DIVISIONAL MANAGER - COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SERVICES' REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 3.01 PROPERTY MATTER - POSSIBLE SALE OF DRAINAGE RESERVE - WARRABA STREET/CROYDON ROAD, HURSTVILLE (See Item 3.02 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)


ITEM 3.02 STAFF MATTER - MR J PRICE (See Item 3.05 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.03 LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION (See Item 3.14 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)



DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2


ITEM 4.01 TENDERS - LESLEY CRESCENT RESERVE AND BELL AVENUE RESERVE CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUNDS (See Item 4.09 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor M M Smith withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on this matter. It was noted that Councillor B Giegerl was not in the Chamber during the debate and voting.

ITEM 4.02 TENDERS - GOLF COURSE PROFESSIONAL (See Item 4.21 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
ITEM 4.03 SECTION 94 CONTRIBUTIONS PLANS (See Item 4.21 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)


OPEN COUNCIL


Lodgement of
Rescission Motion:

The Mayor advised that a rescission motion had been lodged in relation to Item 5.05.02 - 'Conduct of Sunday Markets on a weekly basis in Forest Road between Queens Road and Treacy Street' ( Minute No. 281 refers) and that it was his intention to convene a Special Meeting of the Council for the purpose of considering the Notice of Motion (Rescission) on Wednesday, 10 September, 1997 at the conclusion of the scheduled meeting of the Policy Review Forward Planning and Staff Committee. The Mayor concurred with a request for all Councillors to be provided with a copy of the public responses to the proposal to hold Sunday Markets.


THE MEETING CLOSED AT 9.40 PM



CONFIRMED THIS TWENTY-FOURTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER
ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY - SEVEN


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CHAIRPERSON