MINUTES OF COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING OF
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
RANDWICK

HELD ON TUESDAY, 13TH JUNE 2006 AT  5:40PM.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

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

 

Cr P. Tracey (North Ward) (Chairperson)

 

North Ward                 -           Cr M. Woodsmith

 

West Ward                  -           Cr J. Procopiadis

 

East Ward                    -           Cr M. Matson

 

Central Ward                           Cr A. Andrews (Deputy Chairperson)

 

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.

Manager, Library & Community Services                                              Ms. B. Todes.

Client Services Coordinator                                                                  Mr. B. McGuren.

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Belleli, Hughes, Nash and Notley-Smith.

 

1.         APOLOGIES.

 

Nil.

 

1A. LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

Leave of absence had previously been granted to Cr Kenny. See minute No. 56 of 28th March, 2006.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 9TH MAY, 2006.

 

C19     RESOLUTION:  (Matson/Woodsmith) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Community Services Committee held on Tuesday, 9th May, 2006 (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.         COMMUNITY SERVICES.

 

5.1       DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 51/2006 - VACATION CARE PROVISION.  (F2004/07695)

 

C20     RESOLUTION:  (Andrews/Procopiadis) that Council agree to:

 

a)         fully fund the Vacation Care program ensuring a high quality program that meets the educational, social, and recreational needs of participants;

 

b)         continue to fund the cleaning costs associated with the Vacation Care program and make payment upon completion of the program and invoice received;

 

c)         commit to implement July school holiday program in collaboration with Botany Family and Children’s Centre and Kooloora Community Centre;

 

d)         formalise the partnership with a Memorandum of Understanding between Council, Botany Family and Children Services and Kooloora Community Centre to implement Vacation Care programs during the school holidays for a period of 6 months, with review to extend for another year; and

 

e)         make appropriate amendment to the 2006-2007 budget.

 

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

 

5.2       DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 52/2006 - CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM PUBLIC PEACE FORUM.  (F2004/08174)

 

C21     RESOLUTION:  (Procopiadis/Andrews) that:

 

a)         Council support a Public Peace Forum on Christian- Muslim relations in conjunction with the Columban Mission Institute;

 

b)         any future activities and forums emanating from the Christian–Muslim Peace Forum with the support of Council should include the opportunity for all faiths to participate;

 

c)         Council support the event by providing a venue, refreshments and publicity to a total of $2,450.00; and

 

d)         the Mayor or his representative be given the opportunity to address the Forum on behalf of Council.

 

MOTION: (Procopiadis/Andrews) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.3       DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 53/2006 - NAIDOC WEEK 2006.  (F2004/07684)

 

C22     RESOLUTION:  (Andrews/Matson) that:

 

(a)        Council endorse the planned activities as stated in the report; and

 

(b)        Council assist with any promotional material (poster/flyers) for NAIDOC Week.

 

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

 

5.4       DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 54/2006 - HEALTHY LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS PROGRAM.  (F2005/00704)

 

C23     RESOLUTION:  (Matson/Procopiadis) that the report be received and noted.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Procopiadis) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.         LIBRARY.

 

6.1       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 37/2006 - REVIEW OF POLICY ON LIBRARY LOAN LIMITS.  (F2004/08387)

 

C24     RESOLUTION:  (Woodsmith/Matson) that:

 

a)         the increase in loan limits for Adult, Young Adult, Junior, Councillor and Council Staff membership categories to fifteen items per membership be supported; and

 

b)         the reviewed Library Services Loans Policy be adopted.

 

MOTION: (Woodsmith/Matson) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.2       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 38/2006 - DEBT RECOVERY ACTION FOR LONG OVERDUE LIBRARY ITEMS.  (F2004/08383)

 

C25     RESOLUTION:  (Woodsmith/Matson) that:

 

(a)        Council support the debt recovery program adopted by Randwick City Library to ensure that long overdue library resources are returned or paid for; and

 

(b)        Council’s debt collectors not pursue anyone for less than $150.00 worth of outstanding items.

 

MOTION: (Woodsmith/Matson) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

7.         GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

8.         NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

 

The meeting closed at 6.00 p.m.

 

 

 

………………………………….

CHAIRPERSON