NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Council Meeting HELD ON 19 June 2008

 

PRESENT

 

Cr George Hicks (Mayor)

Cr Sue Nash

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Barry Duffus

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Rhonda Hoban

Cr Mike Moran OAM

Cr Chris Waller

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

Lorraine Hemsworth (Minute Secretary)

Bruce Redman (Director Engineering Services)

 

 

 

APOLOGY

 

Cr John Ainsworth had been granted leave of absence in accordance with Section 234(d) of the Local Government 1993.

 

 

PRAYER

 

Pastor Colin Dunn, Seventh Day Adventist Church, offered a prayer on behalf of the Nambucca Minister's Association.

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

SUBJECT:   DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Mr Greg Meyers, Director Environment and Planning declared a pecuniary interest in Item 8.7 Restructuring of the Department of Environment and Planning into Separate Town Planning and Building Departments under the Local Government Act as any possible split may have a significant impact upon his continued employment with Council as his position may be redundant and he left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor MM Moran declared a pecuniary interest in Item 9.5 Further Report on Draft LEP 66 – Rezone land from 2(d) Residential to 3 (a) Business and Development Application 2008/043 for the demolition of existing building, erection of a supermarket, 5 speciality shops, associated car parking and signage Macksville under the Local Government Act as he is a property owner in Willis and Cooper Streets, Macksville and he left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor PF Flack declared a non pecuniary interest in Item 9.5 Further Report on Draft LEP 66 – Rezone land from 2(d) Residential to 3 (a) Business and Development Application 2008/043 for the demolition of existing building, erection of a supermarket, 5 speciality shops, associated car parking and signage Macksville under the Local Government Act as she has two family members employed at the Foodworks in Macksville and she left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor SN Nash declared a pecuniary interest in Item 9.5 Further Report on Draft LEP 66 – Rezone land from 2(d) Residential to 3 (a) Business and Development Application 2008/043 for the demolition of existing building, erection of a supermarket, 5 speciality shops, associated car parking and signage Macksville under the Local Government Act as her father-in-law owns industrial zoned land in Macksville which she farms and she left the meeting for this item.


 

 

SUBJECT:   CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 5 June 2008

448/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Nash)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 5 June 2008 be confirmed subject to the following:

 

·                     Page 4 – 379/08 – Cr Duffus did not believe his notice of motions were “late”.

 

·                     Page 6 – 388/08 - Cr Hoban advised that her reason for voting against the motion was that money being allocated to unsealed roads in the Shire had been transferred to sealed roads.

 

·                     Page 6 – 384/08 – Cr Flack advised that she requested that the installation of the weighbridge be expedited.

 

·                     Page 9 – 400/08 – Cr Flack advised that she requested a second part to the resolution requesting more information to be considered on the removal of Motor Bypasses (cattle grids).

 

449/08 Resolved:         (Hoban/Duffus)

 

That a report providing further information on the removal of motor bypasses (cattle grids) on Graces Road, Argents Hill be prepared and presented to Council.

 

·                     Page 19 – Responses to be provided from the Director Engineering Services for the three Questions for Closed where due Notice has been received from Cr Duffus.

 

 

 


 

DELEGATIONS

450/08 Resolved:         (Nash/Flack)

 

That the following delegations be heard:

 

A       Item 9.4 - Use of premises for the purpose of an animal establishment - Waterford Way, Gumma

          i)        Vikki Paddle

          ii)       Robyn Sealey – speaking on behalf of Mr Carlos Ribeiro Proprietor

          iii)      Carlos Ribeiro – proprietor of the property did not address Council

 

B       Item 9.5 - Further Report on Draft LEP 66 - Rezone land from 2(d) Residential to 3(a) Business and Development Application 2008/043 for the demolition of existing building, erection of a supermarket, 5 specialty shops, associated car parking and signage Macksville

          i)        Daphne Priestly

          ii)       Don Keighran

          iii)      Richard Armitage

          iv)      John Beaney

 

C       Item 10.3 - Smoking in Public Places

          i)        Jenna Smyth

 


DELEGATIONS continued

A       Item 9.4 - Use of premises for the purpose of an animal establishment - Waterford Way, Gumma

Ms Paddle addressed Council making the following points:

·                Representing residents of Gumma

·                Only 2 or 3 greyhounds housed in shed

·                Now up to 15 dogs and barking long hours

·                Stressful and unsettling time

·                Requesting assistance with this concern

 

Ms Sealy addressed Council on behalf of Mr Carlos Ribeiro making the following points:

·                4 years on property

·                Mr Ribeiro has never had 15 dogs on the property

·                At the moment there are 3 racing dogs, 4 pups and 6 bitches

·                Dogs muzzled at night

·                Bark for short time only, barking all day does not occur

·                Asking Council to consider as hobby trainer and as Mr Ribeiro does not make money from this

·                Does not wish to hurt neighbours

 

ITEM 9.4      LF34                  190608      Use of premises for the purpose of an animal establishment - Waterford Way, Gumma

451/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Waller)

 

That Council resolve to issue a Notice of Intention to issue an Order under Section 121B of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) requiring the landowner to cease using the premises for the purpose of an animal establishment and specifying that the period of compliance is limited to 30 days.

 

 

 


Councillors P Flack, S Nash and M Moran left the meeting at 5.43 pm.

Councillors P Flack, S Nash and M Moran returned to the meeting after the completion of the item at 6.26 pm.

 

B       Item 9.5 - Further Report on Draft LEP 66 - Rezone land from 2(d) Residential to 3(a) Business and Development Application 2008/043 for the demolition of existing building, erection of a supermarket, 5 specialty shops, associated car parking and signage Macksville

Ms Priestley addressed Council making the following points:

·                     Lives at Newee Creek and is a community campaigner

·                     Will not forgive Nambucca Shire Council for allowing Woolworths at Nambucca Heads

·                     Survey – mega bucks

·                     Present business section will be dead

·                     She does not believe there the withdrawal of the bottle shop will go ahead

·                     Can not support a Woolworths development

·                     Noise levels

 

452/08 RESOLVED:         (Waller/Hoban)

 

That an extension of time be granted to Ms Priestley for her deputation on Item 9.5 - Further Report on Draft LEP 66 - Rezone land from 2(d) Residential to 3(a) Business and Development Application 2008/043 for the demolition of existing building, erection of a supermarket, 5 specialty shops, associated car parking and signage Macksville.

 


DELEGATIONS continued

·                     Parking issues

·                     Questioned whether there would be cheaper groceries

·                     Specialised shops in new complex – baker, butcher, all in town and bring up

·                     Coles and Woolworths huge profit margin (as per comments of former Chairman Prof Allan Fels of the ACCC)

·                     Read from Charter – Nambucca Shire Committee plan – Chapter 1 (5)

 

Mr Don Keighran spoke to a prepared paper which is on file.

 

453/08 resolved:         (Hoban/Waller)

 

That an extension of time be granted to Mr Keighran speaking against Item 9.5 - Further Report on Draft LEP 66 - Rezone land from 2(d) Residential to 3(a) Business and Development Application 2008/043 for the demolition of existing building, erection of a supermarket, 5 specialty shops, associated car parking and signage Macksville.

 

 

Mr Richard Armitage (Development Manager for Woolworths) addressed Council making the following points:

·                     Tried to persuade benefits of a new supermarket in town

·                     Golden Emblem best site

·                     Better to build in centre of town – presented report to council and looked at issues in concern

·                     Wallace and Mackay Streets – 8 separate owners and 23 business operating

·                     Not prepared to see the closure of 23 businesses

·                     Building on the edge of out of town – there are concerns that it could divide the town

·                     Nambucca has not suffered

·                     Significant trade in Macksville, benefit from customers staying in town

·                     Woolworths hoping to stay in town

·                     Will not be building a new liquor store

 

454/08 RESOLVED:         (Waller/Ballangarry)

 

That an extension of time be granted to Mr Richard Armitage speaking Item 9.5 - Further Report on Draft LEP 66 - Rezone land from 2(d) Residential to 3(a) Business and Development Application 2008/043 for the demolition of existing building, erection of a supermarket, 5 specialty shops, associated car parking and signage Macksville.

 

·                     National supporter of children’s hospital – Coffs Harbour Children’s ward

·                     Drought – profits to Country Woman’s Association

·                     Support sports, schools and local youth groups

·                     Employment – 100 plus including indigenous

·                     Increased choice and competition

·                     Seeking Council support for proposal

 

Mr John Beaney addressed Council making the following points:

·                     Wish to back proposal of Woolworths as a benefit for Macksville

·                     Give young people chance of employment

·                     May see other companies moving in to area – big organisations

·                     Need development

·                     Shoppers going out of town to shop

·                     Fuel increasing – residents staying in town

·                     Lack of choice so people will go out of town

·                     Competition will be fierce – brings growth and people

·                     Highway out of town

·                     Other businesses effected by highway by-pass

·                     Need something to offer passers-by – people will follow


DELEGATIONS continued

 

455/08 resolved:         (Hoban/Duffus)

 

That an extension of time be granted to Mr John Beaney speaking for Item 9.5 - Further Report on Draft LEP 66 - Rezone land from 2(d) Residential to 3(a) Business and Development Application 2008/043 for the demolition of existing building, erection of a supermarket, 5 specialty shops, associated car parking and signage Macksville.

 

 

·                     Ability to give people choice

·                     Young people chance of employment opportunities

·                     Hoping Council give approval

 

ITEM 9.5      SF561                190608      Further Report on Draft LEP 66 - Rezone land from 2(d) Residential to 3(a) Business and Development Application 2008/043 for the demolition of existing building, erection of a supermarket, 5 specialty shops, associated car parking and signage Macksville

456/08 RESOLVED:         (Waller/Hicks)

 

1          That having considered the potential economic impacts outlined in the SGS Report titled “Review Report – Proposed Rezoning and Development Application for a Shopping Centre in Macksville NSW – March 2008” and the associated difficulties with the acquisition or availability of suitable development land within or adjacent to the Macksville Town Centre as demonstrated in the Pitney Bowes report titled “Macksville Woolworths Centre, New South Wales, Economic Issues May 2008” and the comments provided by Environmental Consultants Geo-Logix PTY LTD and Traffic Consultants Kolston Budd Hunt & Kafes Pty Ltd engaged by Woolworths Limited with accessing an alternative site within the Macksville Town Centre, Council proceed with Draft LEP Amendment 66.

 

2          That Council note that the application no longer includes a liquor outlet and that the area proposed as the liquor outlet will now be two letable retail areas.

 

3          That subject to Draft LEP Amendment 66 being made by the Minister, DA 2008/043 be conditionally approved for the Demolition of an existing Motel and Erection of a Supermarket, Five (5) Specialty Shops, Pole Sign and associated Car Parking in accordance with the amended plans No’s 07020 DA 1.02C; 1.03C; 1.04P; 1.05E; 1.06G; 1.07G; 1.08G; 1.09A; 1.10B date July 2007. as amended by the attached draft conditions of consent.

 

4          That all persons who made submissions relating to draft LEP Amendment 66 and DA 2008/043 be advised of Council’s decision.

 

5          That an additional condition be applied to the consent for DA 2008/043 that the Transport Delivery Management Plan include the prohibition of refrigerated and delivery vehicles parking in Boundary and Willis Streets, Macksville outside the nominated delivery times.

 

Note:    Crs Duffus and Ballangarry requested that their votes be recorded against this resolution.

 

 

 


C       Item 10.3 – Smoking in Public Places

Ms Jenna Smyth addressed Council making the following points:

·                Vote to introduce smoking ban in bus shelters

·                Second hand smoking causes health concerns especially to Asthmatics

·                Manly – bus shelters are smoke free zones

·                Policing is required and request people to speak out

·                Signage – cost around $50 each or cheaper signs painted on signs

·                Butt bins

·                Signs just as costly

 

457/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Hoban)

 

That an extension of time be granted to Ms Jenna Smyth speaking against Smoking in Public Places.

 

·                High users of buses are non smokers

 

 

ITEM 10.3    SF101                190608      Smoking in Public Places

458/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Duffus)

 

1                     That Council note that the recent approval of smoking facilities at two hotels should address smoking issues outside of their premises.

 

2                     That Council develop a policy on smoking in public places.

 

3                     That the policy to be developed consider a ban on smoking in bus shelters.

 

Note:    Cr Moran requested that his vote be recorded against this resolution.

 

 

ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

QWN133/08 - Cr. Paula Flack - Lighting at Bowraville Gallery (Ref SF1104)

That the previous resolution to provide the funding be put on hold to allow Council to reconsider its decision in the context of this new information and both Mr Turnbull and Ms Morrell are given the opportunity to speak to Council.

 

459/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Duffus)

 

That Council take no action in regards to Resolution 4165/08, 5 June 2008 – Bowraville Art Gallery – Night Watch Lighting.

 

 


General Manager Report

ITEM 8.1      SF959                190608      Outstanding Actions and Reports

460/08 RESOLVED:         (Waller/Nash)

 

1        That the list of outstanding actions and reports be noted and received for information by Council.

461/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Hoban)

 

2        That Council write to the Coffs Coast Waste Services again requesting breakdown of the administration levy and education provision costs.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 8.2      SF708                190608      Grant Application Status Report

462/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Nash)

 

That the list of grant programs and their status be received.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 8.3      SF1031              190608      Policy Review - Resignations - Purchase of Gifts

MOTION:      (Moran/Duffus)

 

That Council adopt the revised policy on Resignations – Purchase of Gifts.

 

Amendment:       (Flack/Nash)

 

That Council adopt the revised policy on Resignations – Purchase of Gifts and that increases to the amounts be determined as CPI compounded from the original policy and remove “at least” from provision for 25 years plus.

 

The amendment was carried and it became the motion and it was:

 

463/08 Resolved:         (Flack/Nash)

 

That Council adopt the revised policy on Resignations – Purchase of Gifts and increase to amounts be determined as CPI compounded from the original policy and remove “at least” from provision for 25 years plus.

 

Note:  Cr Moran requested that his vote be recorded against this resolution.

 

 

 


 


ITEM 8.4      SF764                190608      Nambucca Valley Bridge Club - Request for Land for Clubhouse

464/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

That Council refuse the Nambucca Valley Bridge Club’s request for the donation or lease of part Lot 7063 DP 1113362 being Reserve 1002194 for exclusive use as the Principles of Crown Management do not permit the exclusive use of reserves notified for community purposes.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 8.5      PRF44                190608      Proposed Lease of Part Donnelly Welsh Playing Fields

465/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Moran)

 

1        That Council grant a licence for twelve months for Part Lot 16 DP 595617 to Phillip Tutt for rental of $250 with Council approval for a further 4 x twelve months licences subject to Council providing four weeks notice to terminate this agreement should Council require this land for any purpose providing it meets requirements of the Local Government Act.

 

2        That Council’s seal be affixed to the licence agreements.

 

3       That annual rental be paid to the Donnelly Welsh Playing Fields Committee of Management.

 

4        That in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act, the western stock proof fence must be at least 9.0 metres clear of the East Street properties rear boundaries.

 

Note:  Crs Flack, Nash and Ballangarry requested that their votes be recorded against this resolution because of lack of consultation and no indication of where water is coming from.

 

 

 


ITEM 8.6      SF394                190608      Report on Investments

466/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Duffus)

 

That the Manager Financial Services’ Report on Investments placed to 31 May 2008 be noted.

 

 

Greg Meyers, Director Environment and Planning left the meeting at 7.06 pm.

Greg Meyers, Director Environment and Planning returned to the meeting after the completion of the item at 7.20 pm.

ITEM 8.7      SF639                190608      Restructuring of the Department of Environment and Planning into Separate Town Planning and Building Departments

MOTION:      (Waller/Hicks)

 

That Council be provided with a report on the performance of its recently adopted Exempt and Complying Development DCP by no later than September 2008.  The report is to consider the proportion of complying development to total determinations; opportunities to further increase complying development; the implications of the current bill to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act; as well as the opportunity for an “Applications Unit” which specialises in applications processing.

 

Amendment:       (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

That Council be provided with a report on the performance of its recently adopted Exempt and Complying Development DCP by no later than September 2008.  The report is to consider the proportion of complying development to total determinations; opportunities to further increase complying development; the implications of the current bill to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act; as well as the opportunity for an “Applications Unit” and “Compliance Unit” which specialises in applications processing.

 

 

Further Amendment:          (Hoban/Duffus)

 

That Council be provided with a report on the performance of its recently adopted Exempt and Complying Development DCP by no later than September 2008.  The report is to consider the proportion of complying development to total determinations; opportunities to further increase complying development; the implications of the current bill to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act; as well as the opportunity for an “Applications Unit” and “Compliance Unit” which specialises in applications processing and that the report also address any processing improvements staff can identify.

 

The amendment was carried and it became the motion and it was:

 

467/08 RESOLVED:  (Hoban/Duffus)

 

That Council be provided with a report on the performance of its recently adopted Exempt and Complying Development DCP by no later than September 2008.  The report is to consider the proportion of complying development to total determinations; opportunities to further increase complying development; the implications of the current bill to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act; as well as the opportunity for an “Applications Unit” and “Compliance Unit” which specialises in applications processing and that the report also address any processing improvements staff can identify.

 

 

 


General Manager Report - LATE

ITEM 8.8      SF1027              190608      Management Plan 2008/2013

468/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

1        That Council note the information in relation to the special rate variation and making of rates.

 

2        That Council’s resolution of 5 June 2008 adopting the management plan be noted as referring to the recently exhibited 2008/2013 Management Plan and the 2008/2009 Budget and Revenue Policy.

 

 

 


 

Director Environment and Planning Report

ITEM 9.1      SF1148              190608      Contract Regulatory Officer's Report May 2008

469/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Flack)

 

That the report from the Contract Regulatory Officer May 2008 be received and noted by Council.

 

 

 

 

 


ITEM 9.2      SF691                190608      Environment and Planning Applications Progress and Statistical Reports for May 2008

470/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Hoban)

 

1          That Council note development application statistics and processing times for July 2007-May 2008 compared with July 2006-May 2007.

 

2          That Council note development application statistics and processing times for the years 2002 to 2008.

 

3          That Council note the statistical breakdown of development applications thus far for the financial year 1 July 2007-30 June 2008.

 

4          That Council note the statistical information for Certificates received by Council for 2004-2008.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 9.3      SF691                190608      Outstanding Development Applications more than 12 Months, Applications where submissions have been received and not determined and Applications received 26 May 2008 to 6 June 2008

471/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Hoban)

 

1          That the list of outstanding development applications (at least 12 months old) and applications received, be noted and received for information by Council.

 

2          That the applications where submissions have been received be noted and received for information by Council.

 

3          That Council determine if any of the applications where submissions have been received, are to be “called in” and presented to a future meeting of Council.

 

 

 


Item 9.4 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 


Item 9.5 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 


ITEM 9.6      SF529                190608      Report on Interim Rural-Residential Lot Quota 24 March 2008-23 March 2009

472/08 RESOLVED:         (Hoban/Nash)

 

That the following criteria be added to the criteria adopted at the 5 June 2008 Council meeting for the allocation of the 40 rural-residential lots:

 

The land being identified as Red on Map 23 of the Draft Rural-Residential Land Release Strategy.

 

 


 

Director Engineering Services Report

ITEM 10.1    SF656                190608      NSW Sport & Recreation Grant - Netball Courts

473/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

1          That Council accept the grant of $175,000 for the construction of six (6) Netball Courts on Macksville Park at the current site.

 

2          That Council’s contribution of $140,000 be borrowed internally from current liquid equity.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.2    SF844                190608      Nambucca District Water Supply Steering Committee Meeting - 4 June 2008

474/08 RESOLVED:         (Nash/Ballangarry)

 

1          That Council adopt the minutes of the Steering Committee Meetings held on 4 June 2008.

 

2          That Council send a delegation to the Minister requesting confirmation of the Department of Water and Energy subsidy for the Off-River Storage Project.

 

Note:  Cr Moran requested that his vote be recorded against this resolution.

 

 

 


Note:  Meeting adjourned for a meal break at 7.30 pm and returned at 8.00 pm.

 

 


Item 10.3 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 


ITEM 10.4    SF992                190608      Report on Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee Minutes - 4 June 2008

475/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Nash)

 

That Council adopt the minutes of the Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre Committee meeting held on 4 June 2008.

 

 

 


     


ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN133/08 - Cr. Michael Moran – Road Slips (Ref SF1143)

Cr Moran advised the Director Engineering Services that he believes that the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) should be liable for the landslips in Riverside Drive.

 

Director Engineering Services advised that he has put a claim in to the RTA for stormwater damage.

 

 

 

 


QWN134/08 - Cr. Michael Moran - Charlton Street, Nambucca Heads (Ref SF1143)

Cr Moran advised the Director Engineering Services that there is a board lying on the footpath on Charlton Street, Nambucca Heads which appear to be remains of the retaining wall.

 

The Director Engineering Services advised that this occurred in the storm and will be removed.

 

 

 

 


QWN135/08 - Cr. Michael Moran - Lights on Riverbank - Macksville (Ref SF1143)

Cr Moran advised the Director Engineering Services that the lights on the river bank in River Street, Macksville between the Wharf and road are not operating.

 

The Director Engineering Services advised that the lights will be inspected and repaired.

 

 

 

 


QWN136/08 - Cr. Barry Duffus - Litter Trap at the Nambucca Heads Bowling Club (Ref SF1143)

Cr Duffus advised that the gross pollutant traps at the Nambucca Heads Bowling Club is full of gravel and there is no room for litter and the gravel is going out to sea.

 

The Director Engineering Services will investigate.

 

 

 

 


QWN137/08 - Cr. Barry Duffus - Filling of pot holes (Ref SF1143)

Cr Duffus enquired from the Director Engineering Services as to why Council is filling pot holes on an ad hoc basis?

 

The Director Engineering Services advised that he would investigate the matter.

 

 

 

 


QWN138/08 - Cr. Barry Duffus - Where is the patching machine? (Ref sf1143)

Cr Duffus asked the Director Engineering Services where is the Patching Machine at the moment?

 

Director Engineering Services advised that it was broken down this week and last week – the big hose had worn through.

 

 


 


QWN139/08 - Cr. Paula Flack - Public Art Work Funding (Ref SF1143)

Cr Flack enquired as to what is happening with the $120,000 public Art Work funding for Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads—Arts Grant?

 

General Manager advise that Arts Mid North Coast was waiting on Council’s $12,000 contribution in order to access the grant and begin the project.

 

 

 

 


QWN140/08 - Cr. Paula Flack - Visit to Wauchope - Friday 13 June 2008 (Ref SF1143)

Cr Flack advised that she would have attended the Rural Fire Service building inspection visit to Wauchope, Friday 13 June 2008 if she had been given ample notice and that she did not receive an invite and this was the first she knew about it was when she received a call to ask if she going attending.

 

 

 

 


QWN141/08 - Cr. Michael Moran – Camphor Laurel Trees - Mullet Creek, Nambucca Heads (Ref SF1143)

Cr Moran advised the Director Engineering Services that Mullet Creek, Nambucca Heads behind the Nambucca Heads Bowling Club has a lot of Camphor Laurel Trees filling the creek.

 

The Director Engineering Services to investigate the matter.

 

 

 

 


QWN142/08 - Cr. Michael Moran - Wash Out on North Congarinni Road (Ref SF1143)

Cr Moran advised the Director Engineering Services that the storm water washed out parts of the North Congaranni Road.

 

Director Engineering Services advised that he had included this as part of the storm claim for 3 June 2008.

 

 

 

 


QWN143/08 - Cr. Rhonda Hoban - Blocked Culverts on Rhones Creek Road (Ref SF1143)

Cr Hoban advised the Director Engineering Services that every culvert on Rhones Creek Road is blocked.

 

Director Engineering Services will investigate.

 

 


 



COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)

476/08 RESOLVED:         (Hoban/Duffus)

 

1       That Council consider any written representations from the public as to why the Meeting should not be Closed to the public.

 

2        That Council move into Closed Meeting to discuss the matters for the reason(s) listed above.

 

Reason reports are in Closed Meeting:

 

Director Engineering Services Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 11.1    14350/2008         190608      Quotation - Site Remediation at Jellico Street, Macksville

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

 

 


For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 0.0      15012/2008         190608      Optus Mobile Pty Ltd - Macksville Water Tower Lease for Antennas

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 


 

 

CLOSED MEETING

 

The Ordinary Council Meeting's Meeting IN CLOSED MEETING commenced at 8.00pm.

 

 

 

 


RESUME IN OPEN MEETING

477/08 RESOLVED:         (Nash/Duffus)

 

That Ordinary Council Meeting resume in Open Meeting. The Ordinary Council Meeting resumed IN OPEN MEETING at 8.15pm

 

 


FROM COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING

 

Director Engineering Services Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.1    14350/2008         190608      Quotation - Site Remediation at Jellico Street, Macksville

 

478/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Hoban)

 

2        That Council seek 50% of the $116,604.43 contribution from the adjoining landowner.

 

479/08 Resolved:         (Duffus/Moran)

 

1        That Council accept the quotation of Enviropacific Services in the amount of $116,604.43 for the remediation of part Lot 2/D, Lot 3/D and Lot 4/D, DP8624.

 

3        That Council’s contribution be allocated from the land development fund with the sale of the land returned to that reserve.

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.2    15012/2008         190608      Optus Mobile Pty Ltd - Macksville Water Tower Lease for Antennas

480/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Moran)

 

That Council grant a lease to Optus Mobile Pty Limited for Wallace Street, Macksville Water Tower for a telecommunications facility for 4 x 5 year term at a commencement annual rental of $11,570 subject to 5% increase for each subsequent year.

 

Note:  Crs Flack and Nash requested that their votes be recorded against this resolution as there has been no public consultation and it will be attached to a water supply facility.

 

 

 


 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 8.20 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 3 July 2008.

 

 

 

 

CR GEORGE HICKS

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)