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

 

MINUTES OF Community Services Committee of the

Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 AT 6.03pm

 

Present:

The Mayor Councillor N D’Souza (South Ward)

 

North Ward                                               -    Councillors K Neilson, L Shurey (Chairperson)

                                                                      & K Smith

                                                               

East Ward                                                 -    Councillors T Bowen, M Matson (Deputy Chairperson) & B Roberts

 

South Ward                                              -    Councillors R Belleli & P Garcia

 

West Ward                                                -    Councillors G Moore, S Nash & H Stavrinos

 

Central Ward                                            -    Councillors A Andrews, T Seng &

                                                                      G Stevenson

Officers present:

General Manager                                                 Mr R Brownlee

Acting Director City Services                                Mr J Ingegneri

Director City Planning                                          Ms S Truuvert

Director Governance & Financial Services             Mr J Smith

Senior Administrative Coordinator                        Ms J Hartshorn

Communications Manager                                    Mr J Hay

Executive Manager                                              Mr L Fitzgerald

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6.03pm and was resumed at 10.20pm.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

Nil.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Community Services Committee held on Tuesday 11 OCTOBER 2016.

CS1/17

RESOLUTION: (Garcia/Moore) that the Minutes of the Community Services Committee held on Tuesday, 11 October, 2016 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

 

Nil.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public  

Nil.

 

Urgent Business

 

UB1/17    Cr Murray Matson - Response to new Premier's reported negotiations with Nationals over forced Council mergers (F2016/04003)

 

The Chairperson ruled this matter to be of urgency, given the State Government’s announcement today in relation to Council amalgamations.

 

CS2/17

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Belleli) that Council responds to today’s media release by the new NSW Premier, Ms Gladys Berejiklian, by contacting her to congratulate her and:

 

a)    to remind her that our submission to the Boundaries Commission inquiry on the proposed merger of Randwick with Waverley and Woollahra Councils noted that our community’s preferred position and Council’s resolved position is to stand alone;

 

b)    should we be merged, formally advise her of the full and comprehensive preparation of Council’s Merger Transition Plan; and

 

c)     advise that Council prefers the retention of the existing Councillors to provide oversight of the implementation of these transition plans on behalf of our constituents.

 

AMENDMENT: (Bowen/Stevenson) that in light of today’s announcement from the Premier (Ms Gladys Berejiklian) on Council mergers, Council:

 

a)    remind her that our submission to the Boundaries Commission inquiry on the proposed merger of Randwick with Waverley and Woollahra Councils noted that our community’s preferred position and Council’s resolved position is not to merge; and

 

b)   confirms that Randwick Council remain an independent, stand-alone Council. LOST.

 

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

 

 

Community Services Reports

 

C1/17      Community Services Report - 2017 International Women's Day Events (F2004/06282)

CS3/17

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Nash) that the activities proposed for International Women’s Day 2017 be noted.

 

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

 

Library Reports

 

L1/17      Library Report - Change of Library Opening Hours (F2004/08383)

CS4/17

RESOLUTION: (Neilson/Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) that the Lionel Bowen and Malabar Community Libraries open at 9.30am from Monday to Friday instead of the current 10am opening.

 

MOTION: (Neilson/Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil. 

 

The meeting closed at 11.03pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Community Services Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 14 March 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON