MINUTES OF EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING

OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK HELD ON

TUESDAY, 4th MARCH, 2003 AT 7.05 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan (North Ward) (Chairperson)

 

Councillor M. Daley (South Ward) (Deputy Mayor)

 

North Ward                                         -           Crs J. Greenwood and P. Tracey

 

South Ward                                          -           Cr A. White

 

East Ward                                            -           Crs F. Backes, B. Notley-Smith and M. Matson

 

West Ward                                          -           Crs P. Schick, M. Whitehead and J.Procopiadis

 

Central Ward                                       -           Crs C. Bastic, T. Seng and A. Andrews

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

Public Officer                                                                                       Mr. P. Smith.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Council’s Consultant - Mr Peter Bell.

 

1.         APOLOGIES.

 

An apology was received from Cr Matthews.

 

RESOLVED:  (Schick/Notley-Smith) that the apology be received and accepted and leave of absence be granted to Cr Matthews from the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 4th March, 2003.

 

2.         ADDRESSES TO THE COUNCIL BY THE PUBLIC.

 

Nil.

 

3.         MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

3.1       MAYOR’S MINUTE 9/2003 - ANZAC DAY CIVIC RECEPTION & GREEK NATIONAL DAY OF INDEPENDENCE CIVIC RECEPTION.  (98/S/0100)

 

47                RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that:

 

(a)               Council show its support of Anzac Day, the Returned Servicemen personnel and the associated RSL Sub Branches by hosting a Civic Reception on Monday 28th March, 2003, in the Lodge Room of the Town Hall; and

 

(b)        Council show its support of the Greek Community by celebrating the National Greek Day of Independence by hosting a Civic Reception on Wednesday 26th March in the Town Hall.

 

4.         CONFIDENTIAL REPORT

 

4.1       CONFIDENTIAL MAYORAL MINUTE 8/2003 - APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL MANAGER.  (98/S/0823 xr H/01288 xr Personnel file)

 

5.         COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE.

 

(Note: There were no members of the public present in the Chamber.)

 

RESOLVED:  (Daley/Procopiadis) that the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council be adjourned at 7.08 p.m. and that the Council meet and sit as a Committee-of-the-Whole.

 

The Mayor declared the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council resumed at 7.38 p.m.

 

6.         REPORT OF COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE.

 

6.1       REPORT OF THE MAYOR TO THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL, RELATING TO THE COUNCIL MEETING AS A COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE ON TUESDAY, 4TH MARCH, 2003.

 

The Mayor reported that the following matter had been considered and the following recommendation to the Council had been formulated by the Committee-of-the-Whole.

 

6.2       EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC.

 

At the commencement of the meeting, the Committee-of-the-Whole RESOLVED, pursuant to Section 10 A(2)(a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, that the press and public be excluded from the whole of this meeting of the Committee as the matter under consideration concerned personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors) on which publicity or disclosure of the proceedings of the Committee would, in the opinion of the Committee, be prejudicial and on balance would be contrary to the public interest.

 

6.3       RECOMMENDATION.

 

That:

 

(a)        the contents of the Mayor’s Minute 8/2003 be received and noted;

 

(b)        in accordance with Section 334 of the Local Government Act, Randwick City Council appoint the person nominated in the recommendation contained in the Mayor’s Minute No. 8/2003 as General Manager, subject to execution of a mutually acceptable employment contract and receipt of a satisfactory medical report;

 

(c)        the person nominated in the recommendation contained in the Mayor’s Minute No. 8/2003 be appointed as General Manager on a five (5) year performance based contract, as from a negotiated date of commencement;

 

 

(d)               the Mayor, on advice from John Cox of Eakin McCaffery Cox Solicitors, be authorised to negotiate the terms and conditions and total remuneration package of the employment contract;

 

(e)        the Mayor be given delegated authority to execute the employment contract under Seal of Council once negotiations have been finalised;

 

(f)         the Mayor alone be authorised to make any public announcements in connection with the appointment of the General Manager; and

 

(g)        an appropriate function be held at a suitable time and venue to farewell the current General Manager, Mr Gordon Messiter.

 

6.4       ADOPTION OF THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE.

 

48        RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Backes) that the recommendation made by the Committee-of-the-Whole at its meeting held on Tuesday, 4th March, 2003 be adopted.

 

7.         NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

There being no further business, His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan, declared the meeting closed at 7.39 p.m.

 

THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING WERE CONFIRMED AT THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK HELD ON TUESDAY, 25TH MARCH, 2003.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                      

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CHAIRPERSON