PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Kim MacDonald

Cr Bob Morrison

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr Elaine South

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Scott Norman (AGM Corporate Services)

Paul Gallagher (AGM Engineering Services)

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

 

 

PRAYER

 

Pastor Paul Richardson from the Seventh Day Adventist Church offered a prayer on behalf of the Nambucca Minister's Association.

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor K MacDonald declared a pecuniary interest in Item 9.3 Haslin Constructions Pty Ltd - Request to extend Saturday Working Hours at the Bowraville Off River Water Storage to 7.00am to 6.00pm under the Local Government Act as Cr MacDonald is in daily contact with Haslin Contractors as her employer is the main fuel supplier for the dam..  Cr MacDonald left the meeting for this item.

 

 

Councillor K MacDonald declared a pecuniary interest in Item 12.1 Bowraville Off River Water Storage - Claim for Foundation Preparation under the Local Government Act as Cr MacDonald is in daily contact with Haslin Contractors as her employer is the main fuel supplier for the dam..  Cr MacDonald left the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor PF Flack declared a non-pecuniary less significant conflict of interest in Item 9.6 Submission to Environmental Levy Budget 2014/15 under the Local Government Act as Cr Flack is a non-executive member of the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association Inc – the community group whose submission is the subject of this report.

 

Councillor BJ Finlayson declared a non-pecuniary significant conflict of interest in Item 9.4 Shoaling in the Nambucca River - Options for Investigation under the Local Government Act as Cr Finlayson has an associate who may have interest in investigating a permit for dredging. 

 

Cr Finlayson left the meeting for this item.

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 12 June 2014

 

314/14/14 RESOLVED:    (MacDonald/Flack)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 12 June 2014 be confirmed.

 

 

  

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.

 

 

 

General Manager Report

 

ITEM 9.1      SF959                260614      Outstanding Actions and Reports

314/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

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

 

 

 

ITEM 9.2      SF25                  260614      Process for Approval of Small Donations

315/14 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/Finlayson)

 

1        That Council note the advice of the Office of Local Government that a resolution is required for the provision of financial assistance to persons or groups.

 

2        That Council consider a contribution of $1000 to the North Coast Academy of Sport at Council’s next meeting on 17 July 2014.

 

3        That Council approve the process of requiring charitable organisations to apply for the waiver of tip fees through a Donations Request through Council’s annual Donations Program.

 

316/14 Resolved:        (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council cap the maximum weighted material for charitable organisations at 75 tonne and that a report come to Council if weight levels beyond the 75 tonne limit be exceeded; and further, that Council receive a report as part of its quarterly waste management report in regard to charitable organisation waste depot use.

 

 

 

Cr MacDonald left the meeting for this item at 6.06 pm and returned after the conclusion of the item at 6.09 pm.

 

ITEM 9.3      SF1669              260614      Haslin Constructions Pty Ltd - Request to extend Saturday working hours at the Bowraville Off River Water Storage to 7.00am to 6.00pm

317/14 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That Council approve the request from Haslin Constructions Pty Ltd to extend Saturday working hours at the Bowraville Off River Water Storage to 7.00am to 6.00pm.

 

For the motion                Councillors Hoban, South, Ainsworth, Finlayson and Morrison    (Total 5)

Against the motion          Councillors Flack, Smyth and Ballangarry                                  (Total 3)

 

NOTE:  Cr Flack requested her vote be recorded against the resolution as there has not been public consultation.

 

 

Cr Finlayson left the meeting for this item at 6.10 pm and returned after the conclusion of the item at 6.52 pm.

 

ITEM 9.4      SF732                260614      Shoaling in the Nambucca River - Options for Investigation

Motion:      (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council receive the information and take no further action.

 

The motion was LOST.

 

318/14 Resolved:        (Morrison/Ainsworth)

 

1        That Council seek funding in the next round of the Sustainable Dredging Program to employ an appropriate consultant for the preparation of a report on the merits of a dredging strategy for the Nambucca River.  This would identify the key project requirements and develop a dredging methodology to ensure that the project would meet the operational constraints and environmental requirements to successfully apply for funding under the NSW Government Sustainable Dredging Program.  Emphasis in the report to be placed on the areas within the lower estuary.

 

2        That Council consider an allocation in the 2015/16 budget for Council’s co-contribution to the application.

 

3        That the community be given an opportunity to comment on the consultant’s report for the dredging strategy.

 

NOTE:   Cr Flack requested her vote be recorded against this resolution.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.5      SF1947              260614      Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined from 1-18 June 2014

319/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

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

 

 

 

General Manager Report – LATE

 

ITEM 9.6      SF688                260614      Submission to Environmental Levy Budget 2014/15

320/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/South)

 

1        Council receive the late submission from the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association.

 

2        That Council adopt the Environmental Levy program for the 2014/15 financial year as proposed in the Council report dated 29 May 2014 with an amendment to reduce the total amount of Heritage funding to $9,250 with matching subsidies.

 

3        That in future years the exhibition of the operational plan and delivery plan be accompanied by a report detailing the projects proposed as part of the Environmental Levy.

 

NOTE: Cr Flack wanted it recorded that she does not support the inclusion of the Heritage Assistance Program in the Environmental Levy.

 

321/14 Resolved:        (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council receive a report on ways to manage the preparation of the Environment Levy program including consideration of Council’s earlier process that included a strategic planning aspect.

 

 

 

General Manager Report – LATE

 

ITEM 9.7      SF1496              260614      Minutes of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting - 24 June 2014

322/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

That Council endorse the Minutes of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 24 June 2014.

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF1873              260614      Remuneration of Mayor and Councillors

323/14 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/South)

 

1        That the annual fee payable to Councillors in 2014/15 be $10,740.

 

2        That the additional annual fee payable to the Mayor in 2014/15 be $23,440.

 

3        That the variation to the 2014/15 Budget allocation be reflected in the September 2014 Quarterly Budget Review.

 

Note:  Cr Morrison requested that his vote be recorded against the resolution as he believes Council should have followed the State Government example.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.2    SF1873              260614      Adoption of 2014/15 Operational Plan and 2014/2019 Delivery Program

324/14 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Smyth)

 

That Council adopt the 2014/2015 Operational Plan, Fees and Charges and 2014/2019 Delivery Program as advertised, including the additional income from the approved special rate variation.

 

That Council consider including in the budget an amount of $10,000 specifically for the purpose of recognising and/or supporting existing businesses within the Nambucca Valley, the expenditure of which is to be determined by the General Manager in consultation with the Manager of Business Development.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.3    SF1873              260614      Making of Rates and Charges 2013/2014

325/14 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

1          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act, the annual access charge for water supply services to all properties connected or able to be connected to Council’s water supply in accordance with Section 552(1) of the Act for 2014/2015 is made at one hundred and twenty eight dollars ($128.00) per occupancy for each assessment, for a 20mm or 25mm connection; five hundred and twelve dollars ($512.00) for a 40mm connection, eight hundred dollars ($800.00) for a 50mm connection, two thousand and forty eight dollars ($2,048.00) for a 80mm connection and three thousand two hundred dollars ($3,200.00) for a 100mm connection, to be charged per connection for each assessment; and one hundred and twenty eight dollars ($128.00) for vacant or unconnected land per assessment, and have a short title of “Water Access”; and a consumption charge of two dollars and ninety cents ($2.90) per kilolitre to apply to all water consumption billed during the financial year and such charge to have a short title of “Water Charge” in accordance with Section 543 of the Act.

 

2          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act the annual access charge for sewerage services to all properties connected or able to be connected to Council's sewer in accordance with Section 552(3) of the Act for 2014/2015 is made at five hundred and eighty dollars ($580.00) per occupancy for each assessment for residential connections; for non-residential connections two hundred and thirty nine dollars ($239.00)  for 20mm connection, nine hundred and fifty six dollars ($956.00) for 40mm connection, one thousand four hundred and ninety four dollars ($1,494.00) for 50mm connection, three thousand eight hundred and twenty four dollars ($3,824.00) for 80mm connection and five thousand nine hundred and seventy five dollars ($5,975.00) for 100mm connection, per connection for each assessment; and two hundred and thirty nine dollars ($239.00) for vacant or unconnected land per assessment, and have a short title of “Sewer Access”; and a sewer usage charge of three dollars and thirty cents ($3.30) per kilolitre to be calculated on the estimated volume discharged from properties excluding residential connections using the total water consumption based on NSW Department of Water and Energy guidelines and such charge to have a short title of "Sewer Usage Charge" and be included on the ‘Water Account’.

 

3          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act, the waste management tip provision charge for 2014/2015 is made at one hundred and thirty six dollars ($136.00) per assessment for properties categorised as Business or Farmland that are not vacant but do not, or have elected not to, receive a commercial waste service or are not on a waste collection route, or vacant land where the service is available; such charge to have the short title of “Tip Provision”.


 

4          That in accordance with Section 496 of the Act, the annual charge for 2014/2015 for domestic waste service on all occupied rateable land in the Shire, categorised Farmland or Residential under Section 515 or 516 of the Act to which a domestic waste service is provided, is made at five hundred and two dollars ($502.00) per occupancy for each assessment which contains up to and including five residential occupancies, such charge to have a short title of “Full Domestic Waste Service”, the amount of the annual charge will be the amount derived by applying the formula A = B x $502.00, where “A” equals the annual charge, “B” equals the number of occupancies and $502.00 is the unit price. Residential assessments with six or more occupancies, upon request, may be charged one full service charge of five hundred and two dollars ($502.00) and sufficient additional bins, at the appropriate charge, to service the waste collection requirements of the assessment, as agreed between the property owner and the Council’s Waste Management Officer.

            A waste management ‘tip provision’ annual charge of one hundred and thirty six dollars ($136.00) for the year 2014/2015 is made for properties categorised Farmland or Residential that are not vacant, but do not receive a domestic waste service or are not on a waste collection route.

 

5          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 496 of the Act the annual charge for 2014/2015 for domestic waste on all vacant rateable land in the Shire, categorised Residential (under Section 516 of the Local Government Act 1993) and located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head and the villages of Taylors Arm Upper, Taylors Arm Lower, Eungai Rail, Eungai Creek, Warrell Creek and Donnellyville and all land within the rural sector with a residential building entitlement, including land categorised as Farmland, where the domestic waste collection service is available, is made at one hundred and thirty six dollars ($136.00) per assessment, such charge to have short title of “Vacant Waste Management”.

 

6          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act, the annual charge for 2014/2015 for waste service on all occupied rateable land in the Shire, categorised Business (under Section 518 of the Act) to which a waste service is provided, is made at five hundred and two dollars ($502.00) per occupancy per assessment, such charge to have a short title of “Full Commercial Waste Service”, the amount of the annual charge will be the amount derived by applying the formula A = B x $502.00, where “A” equals the annual charge, “B” equals the number of separate occupancies and $502.00 is the unit price.

 

7          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 502 of the Act the waste service charge for 2014/2015 for actual use of accessing weekly waste service by non rateable properties is made at nine dollars and sixty five cents ($9.65) per week per service per occupancy per assessment, such charge to have the short title “Waste Management  —  Non Rateable”, and the amount of the charge will be the amount derived by applying the formula A = B x C X $9.65, where “A” equals the charge, “B” equals the number of separate occupied sites, "C" equals the number of weekly services and $9.65 is the unit price per service per week.

 

8          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act the annual charge for waste for 2014/2015 on all vacant rateable land in the Shire, categorised Business (under Section 518 of the Act) and located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head and the villages of Taylors Arm Upper, Taylors Arm Lower, Eungai Rail, Eungai Creek, Warrell Creek and Donnellyville, is made at one hundred and thirty six dollars ($136.00) per assessment, such charge to have a short title of “Vacant Waste Management”.


 

9          That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2014/2015 for stormwater management services on all rateable privately owned developed non strata residential land located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head is made at twenty five dollars ($25.00) per land parcel/assessment, such charge to have a short title "Stormwater Charge".

 

10         That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2014/2015 for stormwater management services on all rateable privately owned developed strata residential land located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head is made at twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) per lot/assessment, such charge to have a short title "Stormwater Res-Strata ".

 

11         That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2014/2015 for stormwater management services on all rateable privately owned developed urban business land and located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head is made at twenty five dollars ($25.00) per land parcel/assessment plus an additional twenty five dollars ($25.00) for each 350 square metres or part of 350 square metres by which the area of the parcel of land exceeds 350 square metres, such charge to have a short title "Stormwater Business " and be capped at $100.00 per assessment.

 

12         That it be confirmed that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2014/2015 for stormwater management services on all rateable privately owned developed urban business strata lots/land and located within the confines of the towns of Nambucca Heads, Valla Beach, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head is made at an amount equal to twenty five dollars ($25.00) per strata plan land parcel (parent parcel) plus an additional twenty five dollars ($25.00) for each 350 square metres or part of 350 square metres by which the area of the parcel of land exceeds 350 square metres and capped at $100.00 then be charged the greater of five dollars ($5.00) or the relevant proportion of the maximum annual charge that would apply to the land subject to the strata scheme (the ‘relevant proportion’ is the proportion that the unit entitlement of that lot in the scheme bears to the aggregate unit entitlement of the scheme), such charge to have a short title "Stormwater Bus-Strata".

 

13         That a rate of zero point zero zero five two five dollars ($0.00525) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category of “Farmland”, is made for the year 2014/2015, subject to a minimum rate of four hundred and eighty five dollars ($485.00) per assessment, in accordance with Section 458 of the Act, such rate to apply to all properties categorised as “Farmland”, pursuant to Section 515 of the Act, such rate to a short title of “Farmland” in accordance with Section 543 of the Act.

 

14         That a rate of zero point zero zero five three one dollars ($0.00531) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Residential” is made for the year 2014/2015, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and forty one dollars ($741.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all properties categorised as “Residential”, pursuant to Section 516 of the Act, excluding all properties in the sub categories “Town” and “Village/Estates”, such rate to have a separate short title of “Residential Non-Urban”.


 

15         That a rate of zero point zero zero five three one dollars ($0.00531) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Residential”, sub category “Town” is made for the year 2014/2015, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and forty one dollars ($741.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all rateable land located in centres of population described as comprising all properties zoned residential, and land not otherwise categorised, located in the towns of Nambucca Heads, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville, Scotts Head and Valla Beach and serviced with water supply, sewerage, or septic tank, such rate to have a separate short title of “Residential Town”.

 

16         That a rate of zero point zero zero five three one dollars ($0.00531) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Residential”, sub-category “Village/Estates” is made for the year 2014/2015, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and forty one dollars ($741.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all rateable land located in the villages of Eungai Rail, Eungai Creek, Warrell Creek, Donnellyville, Taylors Arm – Upper and Lower, and all Estates comprising all residential land within the rural sector with a residential building entitlement and within a subdivision both past and present which results in the concentration of holdings to create an estate of two or more lots, all ribbon development residential lots along rural roads contiguous to developed estates and villages and all ribbon development residential lots along rural roads immediately opposite to developed estates, such rate to have a separate short title “Residential Village/Estates”.

 

17      That a rate of zero point zero zero seven one seven dollars ($0.00717) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Business” is made for the year 2014/2015, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and forty one dollars ($741.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all properties  categorised as “Business”, pursuant to Section 518 of the Act, excluding all properties in the sub categories “Caravan Park”, “CBD” and “Industrial Estate”, such rate to have a separate short title of “Business Ordinary”.

 

18      That a rate of zero point zero zero nine four five dollars ($0.00945) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Business”, sub category “Caravan Park”, is made for the year 2014/2015, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and forty one dollars ($741.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all rateable properties categorised as Business sub category “Caravan Park” and have a short title of “Business Caravan Park”.

 

19      That a rate of zero point zero one zero one one dollars ($0.011) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Business”, sub category “CBD” is made for the year 2014/2015, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and forty one dollars ($741.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all rateable properties categorised as “Business”, sub category “CBD” in the towns of Nambucca Heads, Bowraville, Macksville, Valla Beach, and Scotts Head and such rate to have a separate short title of “Business CBD”.

 

20      That a rate of zero point zero zero six eight three dollars ($0.00683) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Business”, sub category “Industrial Estate” is made for the year 2014/2015, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and forty one dollars ($741.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all rateable properties categorised as “Business”, sub category “Industrial Estate” in the towns of Nambucca Heads and Macksville, and such rate to have a short title of “Business Industrial”.

 

21      That a special rate, pursuant to Section 495 of the Act, consisting of a base amount of nineteen dollars and thirty cents ($19.30) per assessment, with a short title of “Environmental Base” and an ad-valorem amount of zero point zero zero zero one three two dollars ($0.000132) on the land value of all rateable land in Council’s area (refer Section 538 of the Act), with a short title of “Environmental Levy”, is made for the year 2014/2015. The base amount will produce forty nine point nine seven percent  (49.97%) of the total amount payable by the levying of the special rate so as to comply with Section 500 of the Act.

 

22      That a charge of ninety two dollars ($92.00) for the annual fee for Category 1 (Low Risk) Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2014/2015 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title “Trade Waste Fee–Cat 1”.

 

23      That a charge of ninety two dollars ($92.00) for the annual fee for Category 1A (Low Risk) Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2014/2015 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title “Trade Waste Fee–Cat 1A”, with an additional charge of one dollar and seventy four cents ($1.74) per kilolitre for Non-Conforming Usage (if required pre-treatment is not installed or properly maintained), is made for the 2014/2015 pursuant to Section 502 of the Act.

 

24      That a charge of one hundred and fifty three dollars ($153.00) for the annual fee for Category 2 (Medium Risk) Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2014/2015 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title “Trade Waste Fee–Cat 2”, with a usage charge of one dollar and seventy four cents ($1.74) per kilolitre or fifteen dollars and fifty six cents ($15.56) per kilolitre for Non-Conforming Usage (if required pre-treatment is not installed or properly maintained), is made for the 2014/2015 pursuant to Section 502 of the Act.

 

25      That a charge of one hundred and fifty three dollars ($153.00) for the annual fee for Category 3 (High Risk) Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2014/2015 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title “Trade Waste Fee–Cat 3”, with an additional charge of one dollar and eleven cents ($1.11) per kilogram for Excess Mass, is made for the year 2014/2015 pursuant to Section 502 of the Act.

 

26      That a charge of ninety two dollars ($92.00) for the annual fee for Category 4 Septic tank Effluent Disposal Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2014/2015 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title “Trade Waste Fee–Cat 4”.

 

27      That a charge of ninety two dollars ($92.00) for the annual fee for Category 4 Caravan Dump Effluent Disposal, is made for the year 2013/2014 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title “Trade Waste Fee–Cat 4”, with a charge of one hundred and thirty five dollars ($135.00) for Disposal at Treatment Works with a maximum of 2,500L, disposals over 2,500L will have an additional charge of forty nine dollars ($49.00) per 1000L, is made for the year 2014/2015 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act.

 

28      That an interest rate of 8.5% per annum is set for the year 2014/2015, pursuant to Section 566 of the Act, and be charged on overdue rates and charges.

 

326/14 Resolved:        (Morrison/Ainsworth)

 

That Council receive a report on the wording of the sewerage usage and trade waste charges and how they are applied.

 

 

 

ITEM 10.4    SF251                260614      Schedule of Council Public Meetings

327/14 RESOLVED:        (Smyth/South)

 

That the schedule of dates for public Council meetings be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

 


Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

 

ITEM 11.1    SF85                  260614      NSW Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee meeting – Service Level Agreement 2013/14

328/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council receive, note the report and endorse the minutes for the NSW Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee Meeting Service Level Agreement - 2013/14 held on Thursday 14 May 2014.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.2    SF90                  260614      Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee Meeting Minutes - 3 June 2014

329/14 RESOLVED:        (Hoban/Morrison)

 

That Council receive and note the minutes of the Nambucca Shire Traffic Committee held on 3 June 2014 with the exception of recommendations 8 and 6 and ask the Committee to reconsider the speed limit on Valla Road in light of the recent truck accident and public submissions and that Council set the parking time limit in Ridge Street between Bowra and Kent Streets at 30 minutes in light of the submission from the Nambucca Heads Chamber of Commerce.

 

330/14 Resolved:        (South/MacDonald)

 

That Council staff be advised that Council questions the need for a speed hump at the intersection of Princess and River Streets when they further consider the Macksville Town Centre Revitalisation.

 

331/14 Resolved:        (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

That the Traffic Committee consider the speed zones and the policing of the traffic in the Macksville industrial area due to the speeding vehicles amongst larger trucks.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.3    SF385                260614      Environmental Protection Licence No. 579 - Macksville Sewage Treatment Plant - Show Cause

332/14 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/Ballangarry)

 

That Council receive and note the information.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.4    SF844                260614      Nambucca District Water Supply Steering Committee Meeting - 4 June 2014

333/14 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/South)

 

1        That the minutes of the record of discussion held on 4 June 2014 in lieu of the formal Steering Committee Meeting be received and noted by Council.

 

2        That Council accept the recommendation to leave the baffle blocks at the base of the spillway in their current location.

 

 


 

ITEM 11.5    T003/2014           260614      T003/2014Tender for Construction of Landslip Remediation , Taylors Arm Road, Macksville

334/14 RESOLVED:        (Flack/Morrison)

 

1        That Council accept the tender for T003/2014 Construction of Landslip Remediation, Taylors Arm Road, Macksville from Sporting Services (Const.) Pty Ltd t/as Pan Civil (Alternate Proposal).

 

2        That Council update the Contract Register.

 

335/14 Resolved:        (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

That Council note the report in closed.

 

     

 

COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)

RECOMMENDATION:

 

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 below.

 

Reason reports are in Closed Meeting:

 

 

 

General Manager Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.1    SF1669              260614      Bowraville Off River Water Storage - Claim for Foundation Preparation

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) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

 

 

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.2    T003/2014           260614      T003/2014 Tender for Construction of Landslip Remediation , Taylors Arm Road, 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.

 

 

 

CLOSED MEETING

 

The Ordinary Council Meeting's Meeting IN CLOSED MEETING commenced at 7.40 pm.

 

 

 

RESUME IN OPEN MEETING

 

336/14 RESOLVED:        (Flack/Ainsworth)

 

That Ordinary Council Meeting resume in Open Meeting.  The Ordinary Council Meeting resumed IN OPEN MEETING at  8.05 pm.

 

FROM COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING

 

General Manager Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

 

Cr MacDonald left the meeting for this item at 7.40 pm and returned after the conclusion of the item at 8.05 pm.

 

ITEM 12.1    SF1669              260614      Bowraville Off River Water Storage - Claim for Foundation Preparation

337/14 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Smyth)

 

That Council endorse the recommended negotiating position.

 

 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 8.06 pm 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 17 July 2014.

 

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)