NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Council Meeting HELD ON 04 September 2008

 

PRESENT

 

Cr George Hicks (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Barry Duffus

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Rhonda Hoban

Cr Mike Moran OAM

Cr Chris Waller

Cr Sue Nash

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

The Hon Andrew Stoner MP, State Member for Oxley

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Bruce Redman (Director Engineering Services)

Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

 

 

FAREWELL PRESENTATION—Powerpoint Presentation produced by Bruce Redman—Director Engineering Services.

 

 

THE HON ANDREW STONER MP—PRESENTATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SHIRES ASSOCIATIONS OF NSW SERVICE AWARDS

 

Mr Andrew Stoner presented Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW Service Awards to long serving Councillors and the Emeritus Mayor Award to Mayor George Hicks.

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

SUBJECT:   DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

There were no disclosures of interest.

 

 

SUBJECT:   CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Special Meeting of Council 27 August 2008

678/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Ainsworth)

 

That the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council of 27 August 2008 be confirmed.

 

 

 

SUBJECT:   CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 21 August 2008

679/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Duffus)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council of 21 August 2008 be confirmed subject to the following:

 

Page 2         Item 9.6—Cr Flack recorded her vote against both parts 1 and 2 of that resolution.

 

 

 

 

 



  

General Manager Report

ITEM 8.1      SF959                040908      Outstanding Actions and Reports

680/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Hoban)

 

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

 

 

 

 


ITEM 8.2      SF708                040908      Grant Application Status Report

681/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

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

 

 

 

 


ITEM 8.3      SF325                040908      Annual General Meeting - Nambucca Heads Tennis Courts Committee of Management

682/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Nash)

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Nambucca Heads Tennis Courts      for 2008/2009 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be     updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 8.4      SF325                040908      Annual General Meeting - Nambucca Entertainment Centre Committee of Management

683/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Nash)

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Nambucca Heads Entertainment     Centre and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be     updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

3        That a Works Inspection Committee visit be arranged for the new Council.

 

4        That Council note the proposed external painting and new lettering to be undertaken in    2008/2009.

 

 

 

ITEM 8.5      SF339                040908      Annual General Meeting - Unkya Reserve Committee of Management

684/08 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Hoban)

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Unkya Reserve Committee of          Management and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be     updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 8.6      SF301                040908      Annual General Meeting - Pioneer Community Centre Committee of Management

685/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ballangarry)

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Pioneer Community Centre for        2008/2009 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be     updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

 

 


ITEM 8.7      SF312                040908      Annual General Meeting - Gordon Park Rainforest Walks Committee of Management

686/08 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Nash)

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Gordon Park Rainforest Walks         Committee of Management for 2008/2009 and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in         2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be     updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

 

 


ITEM 8.8      SF309                040908      Annual General Meeting - Bowraville Folk Museum Committee of Management

687/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Flack)

 

1        That Council endorse the Committee of Management for the Bowraville Folk Museum        Committee of Management and thank the outgoing Committee for their work in 2007/2008.

 

2        That the Community Services Directory and Committee of Management data source be     updated to reflect the new Committee.

 

 

 


Director Environment and Planning Report

ITEM 9.1      SF261                040908      Correspondence with the RTA Regarding the Macksville to Urunga Preferred Route Corridor

688/08 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

1          That Council note the response from the RTA regarding the referral map provided to Council with their letter dated 6 February 2006.

 

2                     That Council write to the RTA asking what process the RTA will be adopting in advising persons about the proposed Highway Upgrade location when conveyancing applications are made relating to the Roads Act or possible road widening or acquisitions.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 9.2      SF691                040908      Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received 12-26 August 2008

689/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Nash)

 

That the development applications received for the period 12-26 August 2008, be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

 

 


Director Engineering Services Report

ITEM 10.1    SF1137              040908      The Feasibility of Providing Sewerage Infrastructure to South Nambucca

690/08 RESOLVED:         (Duffus/Moran)

 

That Council note the information in relation to the feasibility of providing sewerage infrastructure to South Nambucca.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.2    SF593                040908      Stormwater Program 2008/2009

691/08 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Council adopt the revised program for stormwater management in 2008/09.

 

 

 

 


    


 

ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN197/08 - Cr. Chris Waller - Burn-Off Maps to Council's Website (Ref SF1196)

Cr Waller requested that the maps showing burning off areas in residential zones be placed on Council’s website.

 

The Director Environment and Planning advised that there have been changes to POEO Act but that he will attended to this request as soon as possible.

 

 

QWN200/08 - Cr. Paula Flack - North Arm Road - Deposit of Metal (Ref SF1196)

Cr Flack enquired as to why there was a pile of metal on North Arm Road and why it hasn’t been used for road repairs?

 

 

 

 


QWN201/08 - Cr. Paula Flack – Use of Tungsten Teeth for Roadwork (Ref SF1196)

Cr Flack enquired as to why the tungsten teeth had not been used for roadwork.

 

The Director Engineering Services advised that these are best used when dealing with hard rock.  North Arm is beyond using teeth and blades are used instead.  The Director Engineering Services also advised that a combination of gravelling is used depending on each circumstance.

 

Cr Hoban advised that manufacturers of tungsten teeth advise that they are specifically designed to deal with corrugation.

 

 

 

 


QWN202/08 - Cr. John Ainsworth - Alberta Street, Bowraville - Stormwater (Ref SF1196)

Cr Ainsworth enquired as to the progress of fixing the stormwater approaches to the right of affected properties in Alberta Street, Bowraville.

 

The Director Engineering Services advised that the design is almost complete for the stormwater and rehabilitation will be undertaken after the pipeline is installed at which time the driveway at the eastern end will also be rebuilt.

 

 

 

 


QWN203/08 - Cr. Barry Duffus - Grading of Roads (Ref SF1196)

Cr Duffus advised that it was no use stock piling gravel if it can be used on roads immediately.

 

 

 

 


QWN198/08 - Cr. Barry Duffus - Sugar Cane Mulch (Ref SF1196)

Cr Duffus enquired what Council is doing to prevent the movement of sugar cane mulch because of the risk of cane toad infestation in the Shire.

 

 

 

 

 


QWN199/08 - Cr. Michael Moran - Right of Carriageway --Rhones Creek (Ref SF1196)

Cr Moran enquired whether Council had received legal advice regarding right of carriageway on Gaddes property, Rhones Creek.

 

The Director Engineering Services advised that legal advice had not yet been received and that the matter had been handed to the local legal advisor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 6.20 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 2 October 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR GEORGE HICKS

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)