MINUTES OF WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING OF
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
RANDWICK

HELD ON TUESDAY, 11TH OCTOBER 2005 AT 6:10 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

His Worship the Mayor, Cr T. Seng (Central Ward)

 

Cr M. Matson (East Ward) (Chairperson)

 

South Ward                  -           Cr R. Belleli

 

East Ward                    -           Cr D. Sullivan & B. Notley-Smith

 

West Ward                  -           Cr B. Hughes

 

Central Ward               -           Cr A. Andrews (Deputy Chairperson)

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Kenny, Nash, Procopiadis & Woodsmith.

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

General Manager                                                                                  Mr. R. Brownlee.

Director, City Services                                                              Mr. J. Frangoples.

Director, City Planning                                                              Ms. S. Truuvert.

Director, Governance & Financial Services                                           Mr. G. Banting.

Manager Administrative Services                                                          Mr. D. Kelly.

Communications Manager                                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Tree Management Officer                                                                     Mr. B. Bourke.

 

1.         APOLOGY.

 

An apology was received from Cr White.

 

RESOLVED:  (Andrews/Notley-Smith) that the apology from Cr White for non-attendance at the Works Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 11th October, 2005 be received & accepted.

 

1A.      LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

 

Leave of Absence had previously been granted to Cr Tracey, see Minute No. 348/2005.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 13TH SEPTEMBER, 2005.

 

W91    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Notley-Smith) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 13th September, 2005 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

3.         DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY & NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS

 

Nil.

 

4.         ADDRESSES TO COMMITTEE BY THE PUBLIC.

 

Nil.

 

5.         WORKS.

 

5.1       GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 50/2005 - AFFIXING OF THE COUNCIL SEAL.  (F2004/06336)

 

W92    RESOLUTION:  (Andrews/Belleli) that the authority be granted for the Council’s Seal to be affixed to the signing of agreements between Council and Clovelly Bowling & Recreational Club Ltd in relation to a licence over part of Burrows Park Reserve, more particularly known as Clovelly Bowling & Recreational Club.

 

MOTION: (Andrews/Belleli) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.2       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 114/2005 - FLASHING LIGHTS AT SCHOOL CROSSINGS.  (F2004/08251)

 

W93    RESOLUTION:  (Notley-Smith/Andrews) that the information contained in the Director’s City Services' Report 114/2005 be received and noted.

 

MOTION: (Notley-Smith/Andrews) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.3       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 115/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' (HILLS WEEPING FIG) GROWING OUTSIDE 8 HELENA STREET, RANDWICK.   (F2004/07359)

 

W94    RESOLUTION:  (Notley-Smith/Hughes) that the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 8 Helena Street, Randwick, be retained until there is a compelling reason to approve removal.

 

MOTION: (Notley-Smith/Hughes) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.4       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 116/2005 - OBJECTIONS TO THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' (HILLS FIG) GROWING OUTSIDE 42 BALFOUR ROAD, KENSINGTON.  (F2004/07359)

 

W95    RESOLUTION:  (Hughes/Notley-Smith) that:

 

(a)               the original resolution approved by Council at its meeting held on 12 July, 2005, to remove the Council-owned Ficus microcarpa var. ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 42 Balfour Road, Kensington, be complied with and that the issue of a replacement species for the entire street be determined by the majority of property owners in Balfour Road – any such species to be selected specifically from Council’s Street Tree Masterplan; and

 

(b)               a report be prepared for the Greening Randwick Committee on the feasibility of relocating Hills Figs to other areas of benefit to the community, such report to include the identification of potential tree transplant locations and details of previous tree transplants undertaken by the Australian Jockey Club and State Transit.

 

MOTION: (Hughes/Notley-Smith) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.5       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 117/2005 - TWO COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' (HILLS WEEPING FIGS) GROWING OUTSIDE 20 INGLETHORPE AVENUE, KENSINGTON.  (F2004/07359)

 

W96    RESOLUTION:  (Notley-Smith/Belleli) that the removal and replacement of the two Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping figs) growing on the nature strip outside 20 Inglethorpe Avenue, Kensington, be removed in twelve months to comply with Council’s resolution that no more than five percent of canopy cover in any street containing significant numbers of Hill’s Weeping fig be removed within any twelve month period.

 

MOTION: (Notley-Smith/Belleli) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.6       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 118/2005 - COUNCIL-OWND FICUS 'HILLIII' (HILL'S WEEPING FIG) GROWING OUTSIDE 64 RITCHARD AVENUE, COOGEE.  (F2004/07359)

 

W97    RESOLUTION:  (Notley-Smith/Belleli) that the removal and replacement of the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 64 Ritchard Avenue, Coogee, be postponed for at least twelve months to comply with Council’s resolution that no more than five percent of canopy cover in any street containing significant numbers of Hill’s Weeping fig be removed within any twelve month period.

 

MOTION: (Notley-Smith/Belleli) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.7       CONFIDENTIAL DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 119/2005 - TENDER FOR SUPPLY OF ROAD SWEEPERS AND GULLY EDUCTOR.  (T046/05)

 

W98    RESOLUTION:  (Notley-Smith/Belleli) that Council reject all tenders owing to the significant difference in the prices of the tendered gully eductors and Council authorise the General Manager to negotiate and approve the purchase of the most suitable road sweepers and gully eductor.

 

MOTION: (Notley-Smith/Belleli) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.                  GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

7.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

The meeting closed at 6.24 p.m.

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON