NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Council Meeting HELD ON 15 April 2010

 

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)

Bruce Redman (Director Engineering Services)

Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

 

PRAYER

 

Pastor Peter Lott from the Christian Life Centre offered a prayer on behalf of the Nambucca Minister's Association.

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor PF Flack declared a pecuniary interest in Item 8.2 Further Investigation into On-Stream Dam under the Local Government Act as Cr Flack believes a dam at Gravelly Creek would flood upper North Arm including her property and those of her local community.  Cr Flack left the meeting for this item.

 

 

Councillor PF Flack declared a non-pecuniary insignificant conflict of interest in Item 8.4 Country Hall Renewal Fund under the Local Government Act as Argents Hill Hall is her local hall.  Cr Flack remained in the meeting and participated in discussion and voting.

 

 

Councillor PF Flack declared a non-pecuniary insignificant conflict of interest in Item 9.5 POEO Monitoring Administration - Tewinga under the Local Government Act as one of the objectors is Cr Flack’s mechanic and Cr Flack believes her conflict does not preclude her from discussion or voting.  Cr Flack remained in the meeting for this item.

 

 

Councillor A Smyth declared a non-pecuniary significant conflict of interest in Item 8.2 Further Investigation of an On-Stream Water Storage - Recommended Brief and Budget under the Local Government Act as Cr Smyth was a former member of the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association.  Cr Smyth left the meeting for this item.

 

 

Councillor A Smyth also declared a pecuniary interest during the discussion of Item 8.2 Further Investigation of an On-Stream Water Storage - Recommended Brief and Budget, as discussion referred to the Court case Nambucca Valley Conservation Association – v – Nambucca Shire Council & Joseph, where she had previously declared a pecuniary interest through membership of the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association.  Cr Smyth left the meeting whilst this discussion occurred

 

 

 


 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 1 April 2010

 

2065/10 RESOLVED:       (Moran/South)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 1 April 2010 be confirmed.

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Moran OAM – LATE

 

ITEM 5.1      SF1471 (SF841)  150410      Upgrading of Pacific Highway - Warrell Creek to Urunga - Environmental Assessment January 2010 - Seek Independent Study

Motion:      (Moran/Finlayson)

 

1        That Council not accept the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Environmental Assessment of the Pacific Highway Upgrade, Warrell Creek to Urunga.

 

2        That Council request that the Roads and Traffic Authority provide an independent environmental assessment.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

1        That Council not accept the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Environmental Assessment of the Pacific Highway Upgrade, Warrell Creek to Urunga.

 

2        That Council request that the Roads and Traffic Authority provide an independent environmental assessment.

 

3               That Council invite the Roads and Traffic Authority to address it on the matter of flooding.

 

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

 

MOTION:      (Ainsworth/Moran)

 

1        That Council not accept the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Environmental Assessment of the Pacific Highway Upgrade, Warrell Creek to Urunga.

 

2        That Council request that the Roads and Traffic Authority provide an independent environmental assessment.

 

3        That Council invite the Roads and Traffic Authority to address the flooding issues directly at a future Council meeting.

 

Further Amendment:          (Hoban/Court)

 

1        That Council not accept the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Environmental Assessment of the Pacific Highway Upgrade, Warrell Creek to Urunga.

 

2        That the NSW Department of Planning require a peer review of the Roads and Traffic Authority’s flood study with the discrepancies in the submissions to be listed by Council.

 

3        That Council invite the Roads and Traffic Authority to address the flooding issues directly at a future Council meeting.

 

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

 

MOTION       (Hoban/Court)

 

1        That Council not accept the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Environmental Assessment of the Pacific Highway Upgrade, Warrell Creek to Urunga.

 

2        That the NSW Department of Planning require a peer review of the Roads and Traffic Authority’s flood study with the discrepancies in the submissions to be listed by Council.

 

3        That Council invite the Roads and Traffic Authority to address the flooding issues directly at a future Council meeting.

 

 

Further Amendment:          (Hoban/Finlayson)

 

1        That Council not accept the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Environmental Assessment of the Pacific Highway Upgrade, Warrell Creek to Urunga.

 

2        That the NSW Department of Planning require a peer review of the Roads and Traffic Authority’s flood study with the discrepancies in the submissions to be listed by Council.

 

3        That Council invite the Roads and Traffic Authority to address the flooding issues directly at a future Council meeting.

 

4        That prior to any meeting with the Roads and Traffic Authority a list be provided to the Roads and Traffic Authority, the Department of Planning and Councillors identifying all issues Council has in regard to the flooding.

 

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

 

2065/10 Resolved:       (Hoban/Finlayson)

 

1        That Council not accept the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Environmental Assessment of the Pacific Highway Upgrade, Warrell Creek to Urunga.

 

2        That the NSW Department of Planning require a peer review of the Roads and Traffic Authority’s flood study with the discrepancies in the submissions to be listed by Council.

 

3        That Council invite the Roads and Traffic Authority to address the flooding issues directly at a future Council meeting.

 

4        That prior to any meeting with the Roads and Traffic Authority a list be provided to the Roads and Traffic Authority, the Department of Planning and Councillors identifying all issues Council has in regard to the flooding.

 

  

DELEGATIONS

 

2066/10Resolved:        (Smyth/South)

 

That the following delegations be heard:

 

8.4     Country Hall Renewal Fund - Grant Offers of $50,000 for Argents Hill Hall and $25,000 for Burrapine Hall

          (i)       Mr Barry Tasker, President Argents Hill Hall Committee of Management—Objector

          (ii)      Ms Leanne Davidson, Concerned Resident—Objector

 

9.5     POEO Monitoring Administration - Tewinga

          (i)       Mr Geoff Goesch

          (ii)      Mr Bill Rainey

 

10.4   General Purpose Committee (11.8)—Policy Review - Tree Vandalism

          (i)       Mr Ted Lourey

          (ii)      Ms Karen CavesNambucca Valley Conservation Association

 

 

(i)       Mr Barry Tasker addressed Council making the following points:

 

(ii)      Ms Leanne Davidson addressed Council making the following points:

 

ITEM 8.4      SF360                150410      Country Hall Renewal Fund - Grant Offers of $50,000 for Argents Hill Hall and $25,000 for Burrapine Hall

2067/10 Resolved:       (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

That Council accept grants offered to both Argents Hill Hall and Burrapine Hall and that the acceptance of the grant would be subject to the Argent’s Hill Hall Committee of Management taking responsibility to project manage the work and acquit the grant funding.

 

NoteCr Finlayson requested that his vote be recorded as against this resolution.

NoteCr Moran requested that his vote be recorded as against this resolution.

 

2068/10 Resolved:       (Hoban/Ainsworth)

 

That prior to signing off on the grant that the Argent’s Hill Hall Committee of Management be asked to meet to discuss the option of a replacement shed, their ability to use this grant to get the Hall to a state of being open, and their ability to fund the ongoing maintenance of the building

 

 

 

 


DELEGATIONS continued

 

(i)      Mr Geoff Goesch addressed Council making the following points:

 

·         Applaud Council for taking on water sampling

·         12 months of consistent complaints

·         Pollution has occurred in accordance with POEO

·         Prevention notice can be issued

·         Weather dictates level of odour—appears to be worse in winter

·         Ample evidence of pollution

·         Wrong place for this industry, too close to homes

 

(ii)      Mr Bill Rainey addressed Council making the following points:

 

 

ITEM 9.5      SF1484              150410      POEO Monitoring Administration - Tewinga

Motion:      (Flack/Smyth)

 

1          That Council note the quotations received in regard to water sampling and specific odour sampling.

 

2          That Council consider funding an assessment of the odour issue in the 2010/11 budget before making any decision.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/South)

 

1          That Council note the quotations received in regard to water sampling and specific odour sampling.

 

2          That Council note that staff will continue to monitor the odour complaints before making any decision to proceed with the engagement of a specialist consultant to determine whether the odours exceed guidelines.

 

The amendment was LOST.

 

The motion was put and it was:

 

2069/10 Resolved:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

1          That Council note the quotations received in regard to water sampling and specific odour sampling.

 

2          That Council consider funding an assessment of the odour issue in the 2010/11 budget before making any decision.

 

2070/10 Resolved:       (Court/Flack)

 

3        That the Director of Environment and Planning request that those affected by odours from the piggery be invited to contribute logs of the odours with respect to the time of day, apparent intensity, wind direction and speed and weather condition.

 

 

 


DELEGATIONS continued

 

(i)       Mr Ted Lourey addressed Council making the following points:

 

 

(ii)      Ms Karen Caves addressed Council making the following points:

 

ITEM 11.8         SF1031          150410      Policy Review - Tree Vandalism (Item 10.4 in the General Purpose Committee)

2071/10 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Court)

 

That Council adopt the policy on Tree Vandalism as revised subject to Council staff determining the size and position of a sign or banner up to 900 x 2000 mm to be placed on the tree or site, with the sign to advise of the vandalism and the offer of a reward and that the sign or banner remain in place for a minimum of twelve months.

 

2072/10 Resolved:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That the policy include:

a           where possible, poisoned vegetation be left in place

b           replacement planting be undertaken with appropriate species in the event of the tree or vegetation being cut down or removed.

 

 

 

ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

There were no questions with Notice.

 

 

 


QUESTIONS FOR CLOSED MEETING WHERE DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED

There were no questions for Closed Meeting where due Notice has been received.

 

 

 


The meeting adjourned at 8.00 pm.

The meeting resumed at 8.34 pm.

 

 

 

General Manager Report

 

ITEM 8.1      SF959                150410      Outstanding Actions and Reports

2073/10 RESOLVED:       (Court/Flack)

 

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

 

 

Cr Flack left the meeting at 8.35 pm and returned at the conclusion of this item at 8.44 pm.

 

Cr Smyth left the meeting at 8.41 pm as the discussion referred to a matter in which she has a pecuniary interest, namely reference to the court case Nambucca Valley Conservation Association v Nambucca Shire Council & Joseph, and returned at the conclusion of this part of the discussion at 8.42 pm.

 

ITEM 8.2      SF182                150410      Further Investigation of an On-Stream Water Storage - Recommended Brief and Budget

2074/10 RESOLVED:       (Moran/Finlayson)

 

That Council adopt the brief and upper limit budget for the further investigation of an on stream water storage.

 

NoteCr Ballangarry and Cr Smyth requested that their votes be recorded as against this resolution.

 

 

 

ITEM 8.3      SF260                150410      Termination of Gordon Park Australia Day Carnival

2075/10 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Moran)

 

That the Nambucca Heads Lions Club be thanked for their endeavours in conducting the Australia Day carnival at Gordon Park.

 

 

Item 8.4 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

 

General Manager Report – LATE

 

ITEM 8.5      SF394                150410      Report on Investments to 31 March 2010

2076/10 RESOLVED:       (Court/Finlayson)

 

That the Accountants’ Report on Investments placed to 31 March 2010 be noted.

 

 

 

Director Environment and Planning Report

 

ITEM 9.1      SF1261              150410      DEP Applications and Statistical Reports July 2009-June 2010, 2002-2010 and Certificates Received 2004-2010

2077/10 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1          That Council note development application statistics and processing times for July 2009-June 2010 compared with July 2008-June 2009.

 

2          That Council note Occupational Certificate released for the years 2004 to 2010.

 

3          That Council note the statistical information for Applications and Certificates received by Council for 2004-2010.

 

4          That Council note the statistical breakdown of development applications thus far for the current year beginning 1 January 2010.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.2      SF1261              150410      Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 5 April 2010

2078/10 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 9.3      SF1261              150410      DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority 23 March-1 April 2010

2079/10 RESOLVED:       (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

That Council note the Development Applications/Complying Development Applications received and determined under delegated authority.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.4      SF1487              150410      Report on Access Committee meeting including AGM held 23 March 2010

2080/10 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/Moran)

 

1          That Council endorse the office bearers and members of the Access Committee listed as follows:       Peter Shales (Chairperson), Shirley Holmes (Deputy Chair), Donna Primmer (Secretary) and Committee members Fiona Holmes, Margaret Hutchinson, Alba Sky, Mathew Sullivan, Les Small, Keith Davis and Dorothy Secomb; with Council’s delegates being Councillors Smyth and South.

 

2        That Council note the remainder of the Minutes of the Access Committee Meeting held 23 March 2010.

 

 

Item 9.5 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.6      SF226                150410      Report on Proposed Off-leash Area - Stuart Island, Nambucca Heads

Motion:      (Moran/Finlayson)

 

1          That the northern end of Stuart Island be designated as an off leash area for companion animals.

 

2          That Council proceed with the installation of a doggy do bin at the site.

 

3          That signage be erected to indicate the area as an off leash area.

 

4          That Council’s decision be notified to the submission writer to the Strategic Companion Animal Management Plan and those consulted in relation to the proposal.

 

5          That Schedule 1 of Council’s Strategic Companion Animals Management Plan and brochure be amended to reflect changes to the off leash area in Nambucca Heads.

 

Amendment:       (Court/Finlayson)

 

1          That the northern end of Stuart Island be designated as an off leash area for companion animals.

 

2          That Council proceed with the installation of a doggy do bin at the site.

 

3          That signage be erected to indicate the area as an off leash area and that the dogs must remain under control and that it is prohibited for dogs to chase wildlife, particularly birds, in the inter-tidal zone.

 

4          That Council’s decision be notified to the submission writer to the Strategic Companion Animal Management Plan and those consulted in relation to the proposal.

 

5          That Schedule 1 of Council’s Strategic Companion Animals Management Plan and brochure be amended to reflect changes to the off leash area in Nambucca Heads.

 

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

 

MOTION:      (Court/Finlayson)

 

1          That the northern end of Stuart Island be designated as an off leash area for companion animals.

 

2          That Council proceed with the installation of a doggy do bin at the site.

 

3          That signage be erected to indicate the area as an off leash area and that the dogs must remain under control and that it is prohibited for dogs to chase wildlife, particularly birds, in the inter-tidal zone.

 

4          That Council’s decision be notified to the submission writer to the Strategic Companion Animal Management Plan and those consulted in relation to the proposal.

 

5        That Schedule 1 of Council’s Strategic Companion Animals Management Plan and brochure be amended to reflect changes to the off leash area in Nambucca Heads.

 

FURTHER Amendment:          (Court/Flack)

 

1          That the northern end of Stuart Island be designated as an off leash area for companion animals.

 

2          That Council proceed with the installation of a doggy do bin at the site.

 

3          That signage be erected to indicate the area as an off leash area and that the dogs must remain under control and that it is prohibited for dogs to chase wildlife, particularly birds, in the inter-tidal zone.

 

4          That Council’s decision be notified to the submission writer to the Strategic Companion Animal Management Plan and those consulted in relation to the proposal.

 

5        That Schedule 1 of Council’s Strategic Companion Animals Management Plan and brochure be amended to reflect changes to the off leash area in Nambucca Heads.

 

6        That the off leash are be available only between the hours of 4.00 pm and 9.30 am.

 

The amendment was LOST.

 

The motion upon being put was carried and it was:

 

2081/10 Resolved:       (Court/Finlayson)

 

1          That the northern end of Stuart Island be designated as an off leash area for companion animals.

 

2          That Council proceed with the installation of a doggy do bin at the site.

 

3          That signage be erected to indicate the area as an off leash area and that the dogs must remain under control and that it is prohibited for dogs to chase wildlife, particularly birds, in the inter-tidal zone.

 

4          That Council’s decision be notified to the submission writer to the Strategic Companion Animal Management Plan and those consulted in relation to the proposal.

 

5          That Schedule 1 of Council’s Strategic Companion Animals Management Plan and brochure be amended to reflect changes to the off leash area in Nambucca Heads.

 

 

 


 

ITEM 9.7      SF1269              150410      Report on Census Population of Macksville Urban Area

2082/10 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/South)

 

1          That Council note the report and the current census collector districts used to determine population breakdowns for the Macksville area and the shire generally.

 

2          That a further report with recommendation on proposed boundaries for collector areas for the Shire come back to Council before the end of October 2010 for consideration.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.8      SF30                  150410      Report on Minutes of Clarence Regional Library Committee of Management meeting - 26 March 2010

Motion:      (Smyth/Flack)

 

1          That Council confirm its commitment to involvement in library services under a Modified Hybrid Model with its associated Core Conditions as the easiest to implement and most cost effective option for future delivery of library services.

 

2          This new arrangement be affected as soon as practicable.

 

3          Clarence Regional Library Committee members promote this proposal with their relevant Councils adoption and consideration in future budgeting processes.

 

4          That Council agree to the Clarence Regional Library Committee members endorsement of a 10% per capita contribution increase to fund the ongoing:

·           Collection Enhancement

·           Staff Training

·           Online resources

·           Surveys

·           Technical upgrades

·           and the implementation of RFID subject to a successful Library Development Grant application.

 

2083/10 Resolved:       (Moran/Court)

 

That Council deals with these items individually.

 

2084/10 Resolved:       (Moran/Smyth)

 

1          That Council confirm its commitment to involvement in library services under a Modified Hybrid Model with its associated Core Conditions as the easiest to implement and most cost effective option for future delivery of library services.

 

2085/10 Resolved:       (Flack/South)

 

2          This new arrangement be affected as soon as practicable.

 

Motion:      (Smyth/South)

 

3          Clarence Regional Library Committee members promote this proposal with their relevant Councils adoption and consideration in future budgeting processes.

 

The motion, upon being put, was LOST.

 

 

Motion:      (Smyth/Ballangarry)

 

4          That Council agree to the Clarence Regional Library Committee members’ endorsement of a 10% per capita contribution increase to fund the ongoing:

·           Collection Enhancement

·           Staff Training

·           Online resources

·           Surveys

·           Technical upgrades, and

·           The implementation of RFID subject to a successful Library Development Grant application.

 

The motion, upon being put, was LOST.

 

2086/10 Resolved:       (Hoban/Ainsworth)

 

That Council arrange to meet with representatives from the other two Councils within the next twelve months to discuss the future of the Clarence Regional Library particularly in relation to the 10% per capita contribution increase.

 

 

 

Director Engineering Services Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF1415              150410      Backflow Prevention Policy

2087/10 RESOLVED:       (Court/Finlayson)

 

That Council adopt the Backflow Prevention Policy.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.2    SF1360              150410      Flood Damage - February, March/April, May and October/November 2009

2088/10 RESOLVED:       (Moran/Ainsworth)

 

1        That Council note the progress of works to complete the permanent restoration of damage from the February, March/April, May and October/November 2009 floods as at 31 March 2010.

 

2        That Council note the proposed briefing in relation to the Bowraville to Bellingen Road to be conducted at Bellingen Shire Council at a time and date to be fixed.

 

 

 

General Purpose Committee REPORT—14 April 2010

 

ITEM 11.1         SF1446          150410      Funding and Use of Reserves for the Council Chambers Upkeep, Self Insurance and Tourist Centre Upkeep (Item 8.1 in the General Purpose Committee)

2089/10 Resolved:       (Court/Flack)

 

1        That Council consolidate the reserves for Council Chambers upkeep, Self insurance and Tourist Centre upkeep into a single reserve called, “Council Buildings”.

 

2        That a report be prepared on the condition of Council’s public amenities buildings; what expenditure is required to bring them up to a satisfactory condition; and how Council should proceed to improve its level of service in a financially sustainable way.  Further, that another report be prepared on the options for the insurance of all Council buildings ie whether Council insures them; whether Committees of Management insures them or whether they are not insured or a combination thereof. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 11.2         SF591            150410      New Warrell Creek National Park (Item 8.2 in the General Purpose Committee)

2090/10 Resolved:       (Court/Flack)

 

1        That the information presented by the National Parks and Wildlife Services be received.

 

2091/10 Resolved:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

2        That Council contact the Minister regarding the implications for the Boulton’s Crossing Reserve of the Gazettal of the new Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park noting that only two legal camping sites will remain following the incorporation of much of the Reserve within the National Park.  The contact with the Minister is only to occur if Council is not satisfied with the outcome of a meeting or discussion with Mr Alan Jeffrey which is to take place within the next two days.

 

2092/10 Resolved:       (Flack/Court)

 

3        That Mr Glenn Storrie be thanked for returning to Council to clarify the issues about the Boulton’s Crossing Reserve.

 

NoteCr Moran requested that his vote be recorded as against this recommendation as he believes Council has not been told the full facts about the transfer of the land and there has been a lack of consultation in relation to the transfer of the land and the creation of the National Park.

 

2093/10 Resolved:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

4        That Council immediately seek an exemption under Section 22 of the Local Government Act  for camping grounds regarding the number of sites (22) at the Boulton’s Crossing Reserve.

 

5        That Council seek letters of support from the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the two Aboriginal Land Councils and the individual native title claimants.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.3         SF1150          150410      Report on Consolidated DCP (Item 9.1 in the General Purpose Committee)

This item has been deferred to a Special General Purposed Committee meeting to be held 6 may 2010.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 11.4         SF1031          150410      Policy Review - Rainwater Tank Rebate (Item 9.2 in the General Purpose Committee)

2094/10 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

1          That Council adopt the revised Policy – “Rainwater Tank Rebate Scheme” for the payment of rebates for the purchase and installation of new Rain Water Tanks within Nambucca Shire from 19 April 2010 subject to the deletion of Clause 7.1.9 so that rebates are available to commercial home builders or land developers

 

2          That the rebate for the installation of new rainwater tanks in accordance with the adopted Rainwater Tank Rebate Scheme Policy be a maximum of $500 or the original invoice cost which ever is the lesser.

 

3          That once all the rebates are paid in the current financial year no further rebates will be considered until subsequent financial years subject to the continuation of the scheme.

 

4          That in the event that not all rebates are taken up or utilised in any one year the remaining funds be revoted to the following year whilst ever Council offers the Rebate Scheme.

 

5          That Council's rebate may be independent upon or in addition to any rebate received from the State Government subject to the collective total rebates received by the landowner not exceeding the actual invoiced cost of the rainwater tank and associated plumbing if plumbed to any toilets or laundry fittings.

 

6          That the revised Policy and Application Form be placed on Council’s Web site once completed and that a media release be issued and that information be included in the next Rates Newsletter.

 

7          That a report come to Council in 6 months time to review the take-up rate of the new Rebate and identify any Council owned buildings where a rainwater storage tank/s could be installed which would benefit the community through reduced reliance on the current reticulated water supply and on operational costs for water usage.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.5         SF1031          150410      Policy Review - Street Lighting - Public Roads (Item 10.1 in the General Purpose Committee)

2095/10 RESOLVED:       (Court/South)

 

That Council adopt the revised policy for Street Lighting.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.6         SF1031          150410      Policy Review - Street Tree Guidelines (Item 10.2 in the General Purpose Committee)

2096/10 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council adopt the reviewed Street Tree Guidelines Policy subject to, firstly, the removal of the words at the end of Clause 7e, ‘…and those items are currently being reconstructed’.  Clause 7e to read ‘The tree has caused damage to the footpath, kerb and gutter or road’.  Secondly, a fourth column is to be added to Appendix A indicating whether the plant is a local native species.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.7         SF1031          150410      Policy Review - Access of Vehicles on Beaches (Item 10.3 in the General Purpose Committee)

2097/10 RESOLVED:       (Court/Flack)

 

That Council adopt the reviewed Access of Vehicles on Beaches Policy dated 17 February 2010.

 

 

Item 11.8 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.9         SF247            150410      Nambucca Heads Sewerage Treatment Plant Augmentation - On Site Inspection - 14 April 2010 (Item 10.5 in the General Purpose Committee)

2098/10 RESOLVED:       (Court/Finlayson)

 

That the progress of work at the Nambucca Heads Sewerage Treatment Plant be noted.

 

   

 

 

 

 

General Manager’S PERFORMANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT—15 April 2010

 

2099/10 Resolved:       (Hoban/Finlayson)

 

That this item be deferred to Council’s meeting on 6 May 2010.

 

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 9.40 pm.

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 6 May 2010.

 

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)