MINUTES OF EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING OF THE

COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK

HELD ON THURSDAY, 27TH MARCH, 2003 AT 7:16 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                                          -           Crs C. Matthews and A. White

 

East Ward                                            -           Crs B. Notley-Smith and M. Matson

 

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

 

Central Ward                                       -           Crs C. Bastic (until 7.45 p.m.), T. Seng and A.

                                                                        Andrews

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

Communications Manager                                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Public Officer                                                                                       Mr. P. Smith.

 

 

1.         APOLOGY.

 

An apology was received from Cr Backes.

 

RESOLVED:  (Procopiadis/White) that the apology be received and accepted and leave of absence be granted to Cr Backes from the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 27th March, 2003.

 

2.         ADDRESSES TO THE COUNCIL BY THE PUBLIC.

 

Nil.      

 

3.         MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

Nil.

 

4.         CONFIDENTIAL REPORT

 

4.1       CONFIDENTIAL REPORT – MAYORAL MINUTE 16/2003 – GENERAL MANAGER’S EMPLOYMENT.  (98/S/0823 xr H/01288 xr Personnel)

 

5.         COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE.

 

The Mayor invited members of the Public Gallery to address the Council on the proposal by the Council to proceed into a closed Committee-of-the-Whole. No persons indicated they wished to avail themselves of this opportunity.

 

RESOLVED:  (Daley/Procopiadis) that the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council be adjourned at 7.31 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 8.07 p.m.

 

(Cr Bastic was not present at this stage of the meeting.)

 

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, 27TH 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) & (g) 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 respectively, personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors) and advice concerning litigation, or advice or would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege 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 16/2003 be received and noted;

 

(b)        the Mayor seek legal advice in respect of the correspondence received this evening from Mr Glen Oakley’s solicitors. If the advice is unequivocal, the Mayor be authorised to terminate Mr Oakley’s services. However, if that legal advice is not unequivocal, then the matter be referred back to Council;

 

(c)        the current General Manager be retained under his present conditions of contract for a mutually agreed period; and

 

(d)        the Mayor alone be authorised to make any public announcements in connection with the termination of employment of Mr Oakley.

 

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

 

78        RESOLUTION:  (Daley/Procopiadis) that the recommendation made by the Committee-of-the-Whole at its meeting held on Tuesday, 27th 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 8.09 p.m.

 

THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING WERE CONFIRMED AT THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK HELD ON TUESDAY, 22ND APRIL, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                      

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CHAIRPERSON