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

 

MINUTES OF Administration and Finance Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON Tuesday, 8 April 2014 AT 6:02pm

 

Present:

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

 

North Ward                                           -  Councillors K Neilson, L Shurey &

                                                             K Smith

 

East Ward                                            -  Councillors T Bowen, M Matson &

                                                                   B Roberts

 

West Ward                                           -  Councillors G Moore & H Stavrinos

 

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

                                                             P Garcia

 

Central Ward                                        -  Councillors A Andrews, T Seng &

                                                             G Stevenson

 

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                                  Mr J Hay

Manager Corporate & Financial Planning               Mr M Woods

Manager Strategic Planning                               Mr A Bright

Manager Development Assessments                    Mr K Kyriacou

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6.03pm and was resumed at 6.26pm.

 

Note: The Mayor, Cr S Nash, chaired this meeting of the Administration & Finance Committee, to enable the consideration of Mayoral Minute MM25/14.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

Nil.

 


Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Administration and Finance Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 11 March 2014

AF8/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stevenson) that the Minutes of the Administration and Finance Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 11 March 2014 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

(a)    Cr Andrews declared a non significant non pecuniary interest in item NR5/14 as         he knows a number of the residents who attended the public meeting on this         matter.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public

NR5/14      Notice of Rescission Motion from Crs Stevenson, Andrews & Seng - Review of Council IT policy to stop unecessary transmission towers

 

For                      Steven Orleow

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

MM25/14  Cr Scott  Nash - Notice of Rescission Motion - Review of IT Policy to Stop Unnecessary Transmission Towers (F2004/06429)

AF9/14

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr S Nash) that Council:-

 

(a)    notes the public meeting attended by Central Ward Councillors on 7th April, 2014;

 

(b)    commission an independent report into the effects of microwave technology for existing and proposed microwave links for Randwick City Council;

 

(c)    note that clause (c) of the resolution of 25th March, 2014 dealing with additional microwave links be suspended until after the receipt of this report; and

 

(d)    ensure that the Moverly Precinct Committee and the same residents be notified as per the previous DA on the telecommunication tower, with a three week notification period in order to respond and provide feedback on the independent report.

 

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

 

AMENDMENT: (Stevenson/Nil) that the Council report on this matter be amended by the deletion of the 3rd last paragraph on page 2. LAPSED FOR WANT OF A SECONDER.

 

Petitions

(a)    A petition with 74 signatures objecting to DA467/2013 for a telecommunications tower was tabled by Cr Stevenson.

 

(b)    A petition with 42 signatures in support of the Notice of Rescission Motion from Crs Stevenson, Andrews & Seng - Review of Council IT Policy to Stop Unnecessary Transmission Towers was tabled by Cr Stevenson.

 

(c)    An online petition objecting to DA467/2013 for a telecommunications tower was tabled by Cr Stevenson.

 

Administration Report

 

A4/14        Administration Report - Contingency Fund Status as at 31 March 2014 (F2004/07396)

AF10/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Moore) that the status of the contingency fund allocations for 2013-14 be noted.

 

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

 

Finance Reports

 

F4/14        Finance Report - Monthly Financial Report as at 28 February 2014 (F2013/00406)

AF11/14

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Moore) that the Administration and Finance Committee acknowledges that the Responsible Accounting Officer has advised that the projected financial position of Council is satisfactory.

 

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

 

Notice of Rescission Motion

 

NR5/14     Notice of Rescission Motion - Notice of Rescission Motion from Crs Stevenson, Andrews & Seng - Review of Council IT policy to Stop Unnecessary Transmission Towers (F2004/06429)

 

MOTION: (Stevenson/Nil) that the resolution passed at the Ordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 reading as follows:

 

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Moore) that:

 

a)     a decision for Wi-Fi to be provided to Randwick residents be deferred to the next Councillors’ Workshop in November 2014;

 

b)     the existing microwave links between all Council sites are retained; and

 

c)     Council commission additional microwave links as required operationally to sites currently utilising ADSL2+ phoneline connectivity and those sites with no backup links in place.

 

BE AND IS HEREBY RESCINDED. LAPSED FOR WANT OF A SECONDER.

 

The meeting closed at 7.15pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Administration and Finance Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 13 May 2014.

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON