THESE MINUTES ARE DRAFT UNTIL CONFIRMED AT THE NEXT MONTHLY MEETING OF THIS COUNCIL AND/OR COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF Extraordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 AT 7.00pm

 

Present:

 

The Mayor, Councillor Scott Nash (Chairperson) (West Ward)

 

North Ward                                           -   Councillors K Neilson, L Shurey & K Smith  

 

South Ward                                          -   Councillors R Belleli, N D’Souza & P Garcia

 

East Ward                                            -   Councillors T Bowen, M Matson &

                                                              B Roberts

 

West Ward                                           -   Councillors G Moore & H Stavrinos

 

Central Ward                                        -   Councillors A Andrews & T Seng

 

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 Organisational Staff Services                 Ms F Calabrese

Communications Manager                                  Mr J Hay

Manager Corporate Improvement                        Ms A Warner

Senior Administrative Coordinator                       Ms J Hartshorn

Economic Development Officer                           Ms S Williamson

 

Prayer & Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People

 

The Council Prayer was read by Cr Smith. The Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People was read by Cr Shurey.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

Nil.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

Nil.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public

Nil.

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

MM72/12  Mayoral Minute - Message from the Mayor (F2005/00751)

228/12

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Nash) that:

 

a)     the report of the Mayor be received and noted.

 

b)     the newly elected Council commit in principle to:

(i)   at least maintaining, but where possible increasing, the service delivery levels to our local residents via Council’s operational budget;

(ii)   at least maintaining, but where possible increasing, Council’s expenditure on capital works projects; and

(iii)  balanced budgets with no debt.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr Nash) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM73/12  Mayoral Minute - 10th Anniversary of Bali Bombing - Coogee Dolphins Bali Memorial Night (F2004/07396)

229/12

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Nash) that Council contribute $5,000.00 to the Coogee Dolphins Sports Club to assist with the Club’s Presentation/Bali Memorial Reunion Night in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombing and that this contribution be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr Nash) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

  

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

General Manager's Reports

 

GM24/12  General Manager's Report - Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor and election of Council Committees (F2005/00751)

 

 

230/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

231/12

(a)    Method of voting

 

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Andrews) that should there be more than one (1) candidate duly nominated for the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, then the elections are to be conducted by the method of open voting (show of hands) in accordance with Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 3 of the Local Government (General) Regulation and the names be taken in alphabetical order.

 

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

 

The Mayor Cr Scott Nash vacated the Chair and handed over to the General Manager as Returning Officer for the election.

 

(b)    Election of Mayor

 

i.       Nominations for Mayor      
The General Manager, as Returning Officer, invited nominations in writing from Councillors for the Office of Mayor, in accordance with Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 2 of the Local Government (General) Regulation. The General Manager declared the nominations closed.   

Councillors Bowen was duly nominated for the Office of Mayor.

Councillor Bowen accepted the nomination in writing.

 

ii.      Voting for the Election of Mayor

The General Manager advised, in accordance with Schedule 7, Part 4, Clause 13 of the Regulation, that, given there was only one (1) nomination for the position of Mayor, COUNCILLOR BOWEN was declared ELECTED as Mayor for the ensuing term until September 2013.

 

(c)    Election of Deputy Mayor

 

i.               Nomination for Deputy Mayor

The General Manager, as Returning Officer, invited nominations in writing from Councillors for the Office of Deputy Mayor, in accordance with Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 2 of the Local Government (General) Regulation. The General Manager declared the nominations closed.      

Councillor D’Souza was duly nominated for the Office of Deputy Mayor.

 

Councillors D’Souza accepted the nomination in writing.


ii.     Voting for the Election of Deputy Mayor

The General Manager advised, in accordance with Schedule 7, Part 4, Clause 13 of the Regulation, that, given there was only one (1) nomination for the position of Deputy Mayor, COUNCILLOR D’SOUZA was declared ELECTED as Deputy Mayor for the ensuing term until September 2013.

 

(d)   Appointment of Committees & their Membership

 

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Nash) that:

 

a)     the Committees and their duties, functions, quorums and delegated authorities, as tabled at the meeting, be accepted; and

 

b)     appointment to those Committees (and external bodies) for the ensuing term until September 2013 be in accordance with the attachment to these Minutes.

 

MOTION: (Smith/Nash) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

GM25/12  General Manager's Report - Invitation to the International Sister City Mayor’s Conference, Hangzhou (F2005/00294)

232/12

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Nash) at the invitation from the City of Hangzhou for the Mayor (or his delegate) and the relevant Council officers to participate in the International Sister City Mayor’s Conference in Hangzhou from 11–14 October 2012 be accepted and Council meet the cost of the return flights to Hangzhou and any additional costs.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Nash) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Director Governance & Financial Services Report

 

GF42/12   Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Local Government Association of New South Wales - 2012 Annual Conference (F2004/06645)

233/12

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Matson) that:

 

a)     Councillors Shurey, Stavrinos, Roberts, Moore and D’Souza be nominated as delegates to attend the Local Government Association’s conference in Dubbo in October 2012; 

 

b)     Councillors Matson, Smith, Seng, Stevenson and the Mayor, Cr Bowen, be nominated as alternate delegates to attend the conference;

 

c)     Other interested Councillors attend the conference in the capacity of observers.

 

MOTION: (Smith/Matson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

  

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil. 

 

 

There being no further business, His Worship the Mayor, Cr Bowen, declared the meeting closed at 7.42pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 9 October 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON