MINUTES OF EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING OF
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
RANDWICK

HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 12TH JULY 2006 AT 6:10PM.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

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

 

Councillor M. Matson (East Ward) (Deputy Mayor)

 

North Ward                                         -           Crs P. Tracey & M. Woodsmith

 

South Ward                                          -           Crs R. Belleli & A. White

 

East Ward                                            -           Cr B. Notley-Smith

 

West Ward                                          -           Crs B. Hughes, S. Nash & J. Procopiadis

 

Central Ward                                       -           Crs A. Andrews & C. Bastic

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

General Manager                                                                                  Ms. R. Brownlee.

Director, City Services                                                                          Mr. J. Frangoples.

Director, City Planning                                                                          Ms. S. Truuvert.

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

Acting Public Officer                                                                             Mr. D. Kelly.

Manager, Organisational Policy & Performance                         Ms. K. Walshaw.

 

 

1.                  COUNCIL PRAYER

 

The Council Prayer was read by His Worship the Mayor, Cr. T. Seng.

 

2.         APOLOGIES.

 

Apologies were received from Crs Daley and Sullivan.

 

RESOLVED: (Notley-Smith/Hughes) that the apologies from Crs Daley and Sullivan for non-attendance at the Extraordinary Council Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 12th July, 2006 be received & accepted.

 

2A.      LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of absence had previously been granted to Councillor John Kenny. See minute No. 151/2006.

 

3.         DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY & NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS

 

Nil.

 

 

4.         ADDRESSES TO THE COUNCIL BY THE PUBLIC.

 

PROCEDURAL MOTION:(Hughes/Matson) that additional members of the public be permitted to address Council on this issue. LOST.

 

Item 6.1          Director, Governance & Financial Services’ Report 46/2006 – Optimal Number of Councillors on Randwick City Council.

 

The Objector                Ms Rozita Leoni                       41 Minneapolis Crescent, Maroubra

 

5.         MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

5.1       MAYOR'S MINUTE 50/2006 – OPTIMAL NUMBER OF COUNCILLORS ON RANDWICK CITY COUNCIL  (F2005/00751)

 

189      RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr. T. Seng) that:

 

(a)        the information provided in the Director, Governance & Financial Services’ Report 46/2006 be received and noted; and

 

(b)        no further action be taken to reduce the number of Councillors currently serving on Randwick City Council.

 

MOTION:(His Worship the Mayor, Cr. T. Seng) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

AMENDMENT:(Bastic/Andrews) that clause (b) be amended to read “ further action be taken in the form of a referendum conducted, asking the community to approve a reduction of councillors to eight (8) with a popularly elected mayor and to abolish all wards. LOST.

 

A division on the amendment was called for by Crs Andrews and Bastic. Voting was as follows:-

 

For                                          Against

Andrews                                  Belleli

Bastic                                       Hughes

Procopiadis                              Matson

Tracey                                      Nash

White                                       Notley-Smith

                                                His Worship the Mayor, Cr. T. Seng

                                                Woodsmith

 

6.         DIRECTOR, GOVERNANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES’ REPORTS.

 

This report was superseded by Mayor’s Minute 50/2006.

 

7.         MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE.

 

Nil.

 

8.                  CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS.

 

Nil.

9.         COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE.

 

Nil.

 

10.       REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE.

 

Nil.

 

11.       NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

There being no further business, His Worship the Mayor, Cr T. Seng, declared the meeting closed at 6.54p.m.

 

THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING WERE CONFIRMED AT THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK HELD ON TUESDAY, 25TH JULY, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                      

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CHAIRPERSON