NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Council Meeting HELD ON 05 February 2009

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Janet Court

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Mike Moran OAM

Cr Elaine South

Cr Anne Smyth

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

 

Bruce Redman (Director Engineering Services)

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY   (Mayor)

 

I would like to Acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land.  I would also like to pay respect to the elders both past and present and extend that respect to any Aboriginals present.

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

SUBJECT:   DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor BJ Finlayson declared a pecuniary interest in Item 10.7 (recommendation 5) under the Local Government Act and left the meeting for this part of the Item.

 

Councillor MM Moran declared a pecuniary interest in Item 10.7 (recommendation 2) under the Local Government Act and left the meeting for this part of the Item.

 

 

 

 


Mayoral Minutes

ITEM 3.1      SF7                    050209      Congratulations - Philip Hughes

927/09 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

That Council write to Mr Philip Hughes congratulating him on his selection to represent Australia in the Test Cricket side and express the community’s pride in having a local lad representing the Valley at such a prestigious level.

 

 

 

 

 


 SUBJECT:  CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - of ordinary Council 15 January 2009

928/09 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Moran)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council of 15 January 2009 be confirmed subject to the following amendment:

 

Page 7         Item 10.6 – Upon completion of Item 10.6 Cr Flack vacated the Chair and the Mayor took the Chair.  The Deputy Mayor returned to the meeting.

 

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Moran OAM

ITEM 5.1      SF1269              050209      Notice of Motion - Report on Inquiry into Secure and Sustainable Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Services for Non-Metropolitan NSW - affect on NSC staff numbers

929/09 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ballangarry)

 

That Council receive a report on what staff numbers this Shire will lose and who they are in regard to the transferred sewerage and water utilities.

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Court

ITEM 5.2      SF1269              050209      Notice of Motion - Requests and Complaints Policy - Update

930/09 RESOLVED:         (Court/Flack)

 

That requests to Committees of Council be accepted in writing or by email provided the author of the correspondence provides additional contact details such as phone number and/or address.

 

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Moran OAM

ITEM 5.3      SF1269              050209      Notice of Motion - Economic Stimulus Packages - Representations to Prime Minister

931/09 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Council make representations to the Prime Minister that the Nambucca Valley be considered in any future economic stimulus package whereby money be made available for local roads and bridges.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION – CR Smyth

ITEM 5.4      SF1269              050209      Notice of Motion - Request for Leave - Cr Anne Smyth - 6 to 9 and 13 to 18 February 2009

932/09 RESOLVED:         (Smyth/Flack)

 

That Cr Anne Smyth be granted Leave of Absence from 6 to 9 February and 13 to 18 February 2009 inclusive, in accordance with Section 234(d) the Local Government Act.

 

 



ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

QWN224/09 - Cr. Paula Flack - Public Unisex Toilet - Macksville Library (Ref SF1297)

Cr Flack enquired as to where the construction of the public unisex toilet for Macksville Library up to? 

 

STAFF RESPONSE

Both unisex and disability toilet facilities have been available at Macksville Library from July 2008 following completion of minor renovations to move staff facilities, secure and tidy library storage area; and a successful agreement being reached with Macksville Senior Citizen's Centre Committee of Management for access to the disability toilet facility immediately outside the northern entrance to the library. 

 

 

 

 


QUESTIONS FOR CLOSED MEETING WHERE DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED

 

There were no questions for Closed Meeting where due notice had been received.

 

 

 

 


General Manager Report

ITEM 9.1      SF959                050209      Outstanding Actions and Reports January 2009

933/09 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

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

 

 

 


ITEM 9.2      SF706                050209      Grant Application Status Report - 15 January 2009

934/09 RESOLVED:         (Court/Flack)

 

That the list of grant programs and their status to 15 January 2009 be received.

 

 

935/09 Resolved:         (Flack/South)

 

That Council staff prepare a funding application for solar hot water and rainwater tanks for the Council Administration building if it is fully funded and meets grant criteria.

 

 

 


 

 


ITEM 9.3      SF770                050209      Report of the Independent Inquiry into Secure and Sustainable Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Services for Non-Metropolitan NSW

936/09 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

1        That the items be dealt with in seriatim.

 

 

937/09 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

2        That Council make a submission in response to the Report of the Independent Inquiry into Secure and Sustainable Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Services for Non-Metropolitan NSW, the major points being:

 

3              To note that Nambucca Shire Council has achieved a “good” ranking in compliance with best practice management guidelines and a “good” overall performance, and

 

 

938/09 Resolved:         (Moran/Court)

 

4              Given our “good” performance, to advise that Council’s strong preference is to retain responsibility for the provision of water and sewerage services, and

 

 

Motion:      (Hoban/Court)

 

Notwithstanding, to indicate that Council is prepared to jointly investigate with Kempsey, Port Macquarie Hastings and possibly Mid Coast Water and Gloucester Councils, the establishment of a council owned regional water corporation and its implications in relation to employment and the viability of the remaining general purpose councils.  Further the investigation should be undertaken by experts independent of the three Councils and the State Government in accordance with an agreed brief.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

That Council approach Kempsey Shire Council and Port Macquarie Hastings Council to ascertain their willingness to establish a Council owned water corporation.  If they indicate in the affirmative then to indicate that Council is prepared to jointly investigate with Kempsey, Port Macquarie-Hastings and possibly Mid Coast Water and Gloucester Councils, the establishment of a council owned regional water corporation and its implications in relation to employment and the viability of the remaining general purpose councils.  Further the investigation should be undertaken by experts independent of the three Councils and the State Government.

 

The amendment was carried became the motion and it was:

 

 

939/09 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

5              That Council approach Kempsey Shire Council and Port Macquarie Hastings Council to ascertain their willingness to establish a Council owned water corporation.  If they indicate in the affirmative then to indicate that Council is prepared to jointly investigate with Kempsey, Port Macquarie-Hastings and possibly Mid Coast Water and Gloucester Councils, the establishment of a council owned regional water corporation and its implications in relation to employment and the viability of the remaining general purpose councils.  Further the investigation should be undertaken by experts independent of the three Councils and the State Government.

 

 

940/09 Resolved:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

6              That the Department of Water and Energy be requested to provide full funding to the Councils to enable the joint engagement of an independent expert to undertake the investigation.

 

 

Motion:      (Moran/Finlayson)

 

5                     That Coffs Harbour City Council and Bellingen Shire Council be requested to indicate their interest in the establishment of a Coffs Coast council owned regional water corporation which would also include Nambucca Shire Council or including Nambucca Shire Council within a Coffs Coast Water Alliance.

 

Amendment:       (Court/Flack)

 

That Coffs Harbour City Council and Bellingen Shire Council be requested to indicate their interest in the establishment of a Coffs Coast council owned regional water corporation which would also include Nambucca Shire Council or including Nambucca Shire Council within a Coffs Coast Water Alliance, or any other form of voluntary alliance.

 

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

 

941/09 Resolved:         (Court/Flack)

 

7              That Coffs Harbour City Council and Bellingen Shire Council be requested to indicate their interest in the establishment of a Coffs Coast council owned regional water corporation which would also include Nambucca Shire Council or including Nambucca Shire Council within a Coffs Coast Water Alliance, or any other form of voluntary alliance.

 

 

 


 

Director Environment and Planning Report

ITEM 10.1    SF276                050209      Report on Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee Minutes 16 December 2008

942/09 RESOLVED:         (Court/Finlayson)

 

1          That the recommendations be dealt with separately.

 

Motion:      (Flack/Smyth)

 

1          That Council endorse the request that Councillor Paula Flack become a third delegate to the Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Cr Flack be appointed as an alternate delegate on the Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee.

 

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

 

943/09 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

2        That Cr Flack be appointed as an alternate delegate on the Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee.

 

 

944/09 Resolved:         (Moran/South)

 

3          That Council endorse the membership of Mr Scott Mieni (Police Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer) to the Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee.

 

 

945/09 Resolved:         (Moran/Court)

 

4          That Council note the ACAC’s support for the transfer of the Aboriginal Youth Worker position to the Department of Community Services Better Futures initiative.

 

 

946/09 Resolved:         (Hoban/Court)

 

5        That the remaining minutes of the Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee meeting held on 16 December 2008 be noted with the exception  of the recommendation concerning declaration of pecuniary interest.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.2    SF736                050209      Changes to Department of Community Services funding - Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Strategy and Better Futures

947/09 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

1          That Council note the information and await a future report when there is formal notification of any changes.

 

2          That Council write to Department of Community Services supporting the recommendation that the funding be transferred to the Better Futures initiative.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.3    SF1261              050209      Outstanding Development applications more than 12 months old and applications where submissions have been received and not determined to 27 January 2009

948/09 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Finlayson)

 

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.

 

 

 


 


ITEM 10.4    DA2008/193        050209      Report for Determination of DA 2008/193 - 4 Lot Rural Subdivision - 207-208 Upper Buckrabendinni Road, Buckrabendinni

949/09 RESOLVED:         (Court/Moran)

 

That development consent for Development Application 2008/193 be granted subject to the standard conditions of consent as attached to the report.

 

FOR the Motion were Councillors Hoban, Court, Flack, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth, Moran and South.  Total (8).

AGAINST the Motion was Councillor Ballangarry. Total (1).

 

 

 


ITEM 10.5    DA2008/013        050209      Report on DA 2008/013 - Dwelling-House - 35 Raleigh Street, Scotts Head

950/09 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Development Application 2008/013 for construction of a new dwelling, be approved subject to conditions as included within this report.

 

FOR the Motion were Councillors Hoban, Court, Ballangarry, Flack, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth, Moran and South.  Total (9).

AGAINST . Total (0 ).

 

 

ITEM 10.6    SF434                050209      Review of the Protection of the Environment (Clean Air) Regulation 2002 - Part 2a - Control of Burning

951/09 RESOLVED:         (Court/Flack)

 

1          Council continue its listing in Part 2 of Schedule 8 of Protection Of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2002, and

 

2          The Department of Environment and Climate Change be advised to add Council's name to Part 3 of Schedule 8 of Protection Of Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2002

 

Cr Finlayson left the meeting for recommendation 6 at 7.14 pm and returned at 7.25 pm.

Cr Moran left the meeting for recommendation 2 at 7.14 pm and returned at 7.15 pm

ITEM 10.7    SF241                050209      Report on the Result of a Public Hearing for Reclassification of Council Owned Land from Community Land to Operational land

952/09 Resolved:         (Court/Moran)

 

That these items be dealt with individually

 

953/09 Resolved:         (Court/Ainsworth)

 

1          That Council proceed with the reclassification of part of Lot 40 DP 711098 (Kingsworth Estate) to operational land and the rezoning be incorporated into draft NLEP 2008, having corresponding R5 (Large Lot Residential) and RE1 (Public Recreation) zones under the Standard Template LEP.

FOR the Motion were Councillors Hoban, Court, Ballangarry, Flack, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth, Moran and South.  Total (9).

AGAINST the Motion. Total (0 ).

 

 

Cr Moran left the meeting at 7.14 for recommendation 2 and returned after its conclusion at 7.15 pm

 

954/09 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/South)

 

2        That a property valuation of the land to be exchanged be undertaken by Council before the reclassification of the land referred to in item 1 above is completed.

 

FOR the Motion were Councillors Hoban, Court, Ballangarry, Flack, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth, and South.  Total (8).

AGAINST . Total (0 ).

 

MOTION:      (Ainsworth/South)

 

That a new Plan of Management for the reserve within Kingsworth Estate referred to in item 1 above be prepared by Engineering Services detailing, amongst other matters, pedestrian and vehicular access arrangements.

 

Amendment:       (Flack/Court)

 

That a new Plan of Management for the reserve within Kingsworth Estate referred to in item 1 above be prepared by Engineering Services detailing, amongst other matters, pedestrian and vehicular access arrangements and management of environmental values.

 

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

 

955/09 Resolved:         (Flack/Court)

 

3        That a new Plan of Management for the reserve within Kingsworth Estate referred to in item 1 above be prepared by Engineering Services detailing, amongst other matters, pedestrian and vehicular access arrangements and also management of environmental values.

 

FOR the Motion were Councillors Hoban, Court, Ballangarry, Flack, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth, and South.  Total (8).

AGAINST the Motion was Cr Moran . Total (1).

 

4          This recommendation was removed by the Director Environment and Planning.

 

 

Cr Finlayson left the meeting at 7.17 pm for recommendation 5 and returned after its conclusion at 7.25 pm.

 

Motion:      (Ainsworth/South)

 

That Council proceed with the reclassification of part of Lot 31 DP 248561 Yarrawonga St to operational land and the rezoning of the northern portion of the subject land (aligned with the northern boundary of the Binalong Way Road Reserve alignment) incorporated into draft NLEP 2008, having a IN2 (Light Industrial) zone under the Standard Template LEP.  

 

Amendment:       (Smyth/Court)

 

That Council proceed with the reclassification of part of Lot 31 DP 248561 Yarrawonga St to operational land and the rezoning of the northern portion of the subject land (aligned with the northern boundary of the Binalong Way Road Reserve alignment) incorporated into draft NLEP 2008, having a IN2 (Light Industrial) zone under the Standard Template LEP with a portion of the money be allocated from the light industrial part to be used make improvements to the recreational land.

The amendment is WITHDRAWN.

 

The motion was carried and it was:

 

956/09 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/South)

 

5          That Council proceed with the reclassification of part of Lot 31 DP 248561 Yarrawonga St to operational land and the rezoning of the northern portion of the subject land (aligned with the northern boundary of the Binalong Way Road Reserve alignment) incorporated into draft NLEP 2008, having a IN2 (Light Industrial) zone under the Standard Template LEP.  

 

FOR the Motion were Councillors Court, Ballangarry, Flack, Smyth, Ainsworth, Moran South and Hoban.  Total (8).

AGAINST the Motion. Total (0).

 

957/09 Resolved:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

6          That Council proceed with the reclassification Lot 163, DP 822649 to operational land.

 

FOR the Motion were Councillors Court, Ballangarry, Flack, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth, Moran South and Hoban.  Total (9).

AGAINST the Motion. Total (0).

 

 

958/09 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

7        That all persons who made submissions and/or attended the public hearing regarding the reclassification of the subject sites be notified of Council’s resolution.

 

 

959/09 Resolved:         (Smyth/Court)

 

8          That Council consider a budget allocation for seating and landscape improvements to the proposed recreation reserve on Lot 163, DP 822649 Yarrawonga Street.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.8    SF1082              050209      Report on Valla Urban Growth Area Rezoning Proposal

960/09 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

1          That pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council resolve to include the entire Valla Urban Growth Area in draft LEP Amendment No 67.

 

2          That pursuant to Section 54(4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council resolve to inform the Director-General of the Department of Planning of Council’s decision to include the entire Valla Urban Growth Area in Draft LEP Amendment No 67.

 

3          That Council write to all landowners within the identified Valla Urban Growth Area informing them of Council’s decision to prepare a draft LEP and invite them to participate in the process and seek their authority for Council staff and designated consultants to enter upon their land for the purpose of the Local Environmental Study process.

 

FOR the Motion were Councillors Hoban, Court, Ballangarry, Smyth, Finlayson, Ainsworth, Moran, South.  Total (8)

AGAINST the Motion was Councillor Flack. Total (1).

 

 

 

 


Note:  The Council meeting adjourned from 7.38 pm and returned at 8.05 pm.

 

 

 


ITEM 10.9    SF566                050209      Report on Local Growth Management Study - Employment Lands

961/09 Resolved:         (Moran/Court)

 

That Council endorse the brief attached to the Director’s report with the necessary amendments to its setting out and invite three (3) suitably qualified consultants to quote for the Employment land project and request that quotations be submitted by 5 march 2009, for consideration of the submissions by Council at its meeting on 19 March 2009

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.10   SF776                050209      Report on options for preparation of Flood Study for Deep Creek Catchment and Estuary

962/09 RESOLVED:         (Moran/Court)

 

1          That SKM be requested to prepare a quote to complete the Flood Study for Deep Creek.

 

2          That Council also seek quotations from two (2) other suitably qualified consultants.

 

3          That Council note the cost to purchase all data held by SKM relating to a previous Flood Study for Deep Creek for part of the study area is $4000.

 

Note:  Cr Moran requested that his vote be recorded as against this resolution because he believes the company has not been fair with the ratepayers in regard to the new Highway.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 10.11   SF708                050209      Report on Strategic Planning Funding Application

963/09 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Smyth)

 

That Council note the information presented in this report in relation to the Strategic Planning Funding Application.

 

 

 



Director Engineering Services Report

ITEM 11.1    SF632                050209      Proposed Closure of Unformed Section of Martin Street, Bowraville between Cook and Wilson Streets

964/09 RESOLVED:         (Court/Moran)

 

1        That Council approve the closure and subsequent sale to Ms L Duncan, of that part of Martin Street, Bowraville fronting Lot 1 DP 668577 and Lot 2 Section 1 DP 758150.

 

2        That Ms L Duncan pay all costs, legal and administrative, associated with the road closure and purchase.

 

 

ITEM 11.2    LF2629               050209      Sporting Shooters Association Acquisition of Crown Land for Road Purposes

965/09 RESOLVED:         (Moran/South)

 

That Lot 1 DP 1130430 (being part Crown Reserve 92846) be acquired by compulsory process for road purposes pursuant to the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 and the Roads Act 1993, provided that:

 

1        Minerals are excluded from proposed acquisition;

2        The proposed acquisition is not for the purpose of resale;

3        Approval for the acquisition is sought from the Minister for Local Government and the Governor;

4        The common seal of Council be affixed to all documents associated with the acquisition, if necessary.

 

 

 

 


ITEM 11.3    SF90                  050209      Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting - 9 December 2008

966/09 Resolved:         (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

That the items be dealt with individually.

 

 

967/09 Resolved:         (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

1          That the Manager of Technical Services Liaise with the Roads and Traffic Authority to discuss the implementation of the Intelligent Access Program generally and the implications for Burgundy Heights Pty Ltd.

 

 

968/09 Resolved:         (Ballangarry/Ainsworth)

 

2          That Council further discuss with the developer of the proposed Retail Shopping Centre at Bellwood the impact of traffic on the sections of Riverside Drive from the Highway to Woodbell Street and on Bellwood Road from the Highway to the development.  The discussions to focus on upgrading the left turn storage onto the Highway and the vehicle capacity of the roads to prevent congestion and queuing on both the roads.  That the traffic distribution from the north (Riverside Drive) and the south (Willunga Avenue) be reviewed as not enough weighting has been given to traffic from Nambucca Heads.

 

 

969/09 Resolved:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Council write to the RTA and express its concerns about capacity of intersection with the Highway to handle the new shopping centre.

 

 

970/09 Resolved:         (Court/South)

 

3          That the Nambucca Shire Local Traffic Committee defer recommending the removal of time restricted parking and the loading zone outside 157a—159 Mann Street, Nambucca Heads pending the approval of a change of use application by the Nambucca Valley Community College.

 

 

971/09 Resolved:         (Court/Ballangarry)

 

4          That Council recommend the removal of the No Parking restriction on Cooper Street, Macksville to the Roads and Traffic Authority allowing the spaces to be 15 minute parking 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Monday to Friday and 8.30 am—12.30 pm Saturday.

 

 

972/09 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

5          That the matter of the parking restrictions on the eastern side of Wallace Lane be referred back to the Traffic Committee for consideration including loading from 8.00 am to 11.00 am.

 

 

973/09 Resolved:         (Flack/Court)

 

6          That the activities are noted and that Council supports the following road closures subject to advertising in accordance with the roads Act 1993.

 

            Bowraville Kids Christmas Party    18 December 2008 (Thursday)

            Time:        between 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm

            Place:       High Street Bowraville – Young to Belmore Streets

 

            Scotts Head New Years Eve Celebration  31 December 2008 (Wednesday)

            Time:        between 5.00 pm and 10.30 pm

            Place:       Ocean Street, Scotts Head – Short to Vernon Streets

            Short Street, Scotts Head – Ocean to Waratah Streets

 

 

974/09 Resolved:         (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

7          That the Nambucca Shire Council advise Bawrunga Medical Centre that Doctor parking is only available for emergency sites such as hospitals and even then off-street parking is preferred.

 

 

975/09 Resolved:         (Flack/Ainsworth)

 

8          That Council acknowledge the following meeting dates for the Nambucca Shire Local Traffic Committee

            3 February 2009

            7 April 2009

            2 June 2009

            4 August 2009

            6 October 2009

            1 December 2009

 

 

 

976/09 Resolved:         (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

9          That Council defer consideration of the closure of Riverside Drive to heavy vehicles until the results of a geotechnical investigation are available.

 

 

977/09 Resolved:         (Moran/Court)

 

10        That Council defer the provision of an additional disabled parking space on Bowra Street until Council staff have carried out public consultation with nearby businesses and reviewed the usage of the existing two (2) disabled car parking bays within Bowra Street.

 

 

978/09 Resolved:         (Flack/South)

 

11        That  the installation of bus warning signs 100m prior to the school bus stop on Boat Harbour Road, Utungun.

 

 

979/09 Resolved:         (Flack/Court)

 

12        That  the complaint about illegal truck parking on Frank Street, Macksville to the NSW Police.

 

 

980/09 Resolved:         (Flack/South)

 

13        That  the reconfigured Taxi Parking/Loading Zone layout on Wallace Street, Macksville remains in place.

 

Motion:      (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

That the modular speed cushions on Princess Street, Macksville remain in its designated location subject to the level of public satisfaction.

 

Amendment:       (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That the installation be reviewed by the Traffic Committee.

 

The amendment was LOST.

 

The motion was carried and it was:

 

981/09 Resolved:         (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

14         That  the modular speed cushions on Princess Street, Macksville remain in its designated location subject to the level of public satisfaction.

 

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

 

 

982/09 Resolved:         (Flack/South)

 

15        That Nambucca Shire Local Traffic Committee defer its recommendations that Council install a right turn lane to Rosedale Street, Nambucca Heads from Bowra Street, subject to further investigations by the Roads and Traffic Authority.

 


 

ITEM 11.4    SF98                  050209      Road Naming - Robert Hughes Road, Warrell Waters Road, Sunbird Drive and Ibis Court

983/09 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/South)

 

That Council adopt the names of:

 

          i)        Robert Hughes Road, Gumma

          ii)       Sunbird Drive, Nambucca Heads

          iii)      Ibis Court, Nambucca Heads

 

with the names to be gazetted and notification made to the relevant Government agencies and advertised in a local newspaper.

 

 

 

 


ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN225/09 - Cr. Elaine South - Bridge Costing (Ref SF1297)

In response to a question from Cr South regarding how the costing of single and double lane bridges are determined, the Director Engineering Services advised that distance and building costs are taken into consideration.

 

 

 

 


QWN226/09 - Cr. Elaine South - Beautification of Entrance to Bowraville (Ref SF1297)

In response to a question from Cr Smyth regarding the beautification—by flowering trees—to the entrance of Bowraville, the Director Engineering Services advised that a tree planting budget is available.

 

 

 

 

 


QWN228/09 - Cr. Elaine South - Light Industry - Bowraville (Ref SF1297)

Cr South enquired about the possibility of light industry being created in Bowraville.

 

The Director Environment and Planning advised that the Village Zone allows for all types of industry.  Bowraville already has industrial land with some limitation in the past due to access from low level bridges.

 

 

 

 


QWN229/09 - Cr. Elaine South - Aged Care Facilities - Bowraville (Ref SF1297)

Cr South enquired as to the possibility of aged care accommodation being established in Bowraville to which she was advised that this is not a Council determination

 

 

 



ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE continued

 

QWN230/09 - Cr. Elaine South - Riverbank Erosion - Taylors Arm Bridge, Kingspoint (Ref SF1297)

Cr South enquired as what can be done to correct the collapsed riverbank at the Taylors Arm bridge at Kingspoint.

 

The Director Engineering Services advised that $50,000 would need to be considered in the budget for this project.

 

 

 

 


QWN231/09 - Cr. Michael Moran - Community Services Forum on Ageing Population - 10 February 2009 (Ref SF1297)

Cr Moran advised that he is an apology for the Community Services Forum on Ageing Population being held in the Council Chambers on Tuesday 10 February 2009.

 

 

 

 

 


QWN232/09 - Cr. Michael Moran – Complaint Regarding Width of Mowing Strips - Gumma Road (Ref SF1297)

In response to a question from Cr Moran regarding a letter of complaint in relation to the inadequate single mowing width along roadsides the Director Engineering Services advised that he has responded to the complaint.

 

 

 

 


QWN233/09 - Cr. Janet Court - Committee Membership by Councillors (Ref SF1297)

In response to Cr Court’s question regarding Council’s policy on the number of Councillors permitted to be a member of any Council Committee the General Manager advised that there is no policy which covers this.  However, at Council’s Special Meeting held in October 2008, the number of Councillor members on Committees was determined on a Committee by Committee basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 


COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)

984/09 RESOLVED:         (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

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:

 

 

 

 


 


General Manager Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.1    1972/2009           050209      Review of Position of Grants Officer

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) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains personnel matters concerning particular individuals.

 

 

 


 

CLOSED MEETING

 

The Ordinary Council Meeting's Meeting IN CLOSED MEETING commenced at 9.00 pm.

 

 

 

 


RESUME IN OPEN MEETING

985/09 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

That Ordinary Council Meeting resume in Open Meeting. The Ordinary Council Meeting resumed IN OPEN MEETING at 9.04 pm.

 

 

 

FROM COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING

 

General Manager Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.1    1972/2009           050209      Review of Position of Grants Officer

986/09 RESOLVED:         (Flack/Court)

 

That the position of Grants Officer be retained in Council’s Organisation Structure for a further period of 12 months from 19 May 2009.

 

 

 

 


CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 9.05 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 19 February 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)