PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Paula Flack

Cr Kim MacDonald

Cr Anne Smyth

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Paul Gallagher (Acting General Manager)

Daniel Walsh (Senior Town Planner)

Monika Schuhmacher (Minute Secretary)

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Cr Elaine South

Cr Bob Morrison

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Scott Norman (AGM Corporate Services)

 

 

PRAYER

 

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

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Councillor R Hoban declared a non-pecuniary significant conflict of interest in Item 9.7 DA2016/050 Dwelling House and Shed Lot 114 DP 861793 Valla Road, Valla under the Local Government Act as Cr Hoban advised that up until approximately ten years ago her parents owned property adjoining the Rudders’ property.

 

Councillor PF Flack declared a non-pecuniary less significant conflict of interest in Item 9.10 Submissions to the Proposed Environmental Levy Budget 2016/17 under the Local Government Act as Cr Flack is a non-executive member of the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association which had lodged a submission on the proposed Environmental Levy Program. 

 

Councillor A Smyth declared a non-pecuniary less significant conflict of interest in Item 9.10 Submissions to the Proposed Environmental Levy Budget 2016/17 under the Local Government Act as Cr Smyth is a non-executive member of the Nambucca Valley Conservation Association which had lodged a submission on the proposed Environmental Levy Program. 

 

Councillor K MacDonald pecuniary interest in Item 11.4 Tender T009/2016 Panel Tender for the supply of Plant and Truck Hire and Road Maintenance Services under the Local Government Act as a significant number of the tender applicants are supplied fuel by her employer.  Cr MacDonald left the meeting for this item.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 16 June 2016

 

274/16 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/Smyth)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 16 June 2016 be confirmed.


 

 

DELEGATIONS

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the following delegations be heard:

 

9.4  Dawkins Park Improvements

          i)     Ms Janet Court—Supporting Option 2

 

9.7  DA2016/050 Dwelling house and shed Lot 114 DP 861793 Valla Road, Valla

          i)       Mr Guido Eberding—Architect

          ii)      Ms Monica Heafey—Land owner

          iii)     Mrs Kay Rudder—Objector

 

Ms Court addressed Council making the following points:

·    Supports option 2 - with the islands

·    Keeping birds is good idea

·    Their management is appropriate

·    Water needs to be kept clean

·    Making this whole area attractive is most important

·    Macksville will need to entice travellers to stop once bypass is open

·    Ibis have come here as their area west of the Divide has disappeared

·    People should not leave food around for Ibis to feed on

·    Birds are not the only reason for the poor water quality

·    The edges of the dam are steep (need to be a shallower edge) as there is nowhere for grasses etc to grow on edges to take nutrients out of the water and make water fresher and safer

·    Need a professional to tell Council how to fix the lagoon

·    Asks Councillors to support option 2 with the islands and that water quality and Ibis management is addressed.

·    The islands are there as a sanctuary.  A permanent bridge to the island is not a good idea as it will encourage predator animals. 

 

ITEM 9.4      PRF47                300616      Dawkins Park Improvements

275/16   RESOLVED:      (Flack/Smyth)                 

 

1        That Council endorse Design Option 2, without a permanent pedestrian bridge, to the island within the Dawkins Park Landscape Enhancement Plan dated 21 June 2016 for implementation (Option 2 retains the islands in the centre of the lake).

 

2        That Council seeks expressions of interest from appropriate qualified professionals to prepare an Australian White Ibis Management Plan for Dawkins Park.

 

3        That Council seek expression of interest from appropriately qualified engineering firms to prepare storm water management solutions for the various areas of Dawkins Park including inlets, overland drains, outlets etc. Expressions of interest will also be requested to provide a fee estimate to prepare a management plan for the catchment which includes Hughes Creek (Macksville Drain).  

 

276/16 Resolved:        (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

That Council seeks expression of interest from suitably qualified professionals regarding advice on endemic native plantings to improve water quality and to discourage the attraction of flying foxes.

 

277/16 Resolved:        (Hoban/MacDonald)

 

That Council agree to retain the Poinciana Tree planted in memory of Mr Dawkins and include its protection in the Plan of Management


 

 

DELEGATIONS continued

 

Mr Guido Eberding—Architect— addressed Council to a prepared paper which is on file DA2016/050

 

Ms Monica Heafey—Land owner— addressed Council to a prepared paper which is on file DA2016/050

 

Mrs Kay Rudder—Objector—addressed Council to a prepared paper which is on file DA2016/050

 

ITEM 9.7      DA2016/050        300616      DA2016/050 Dwelling House and Shed Lot 114 DP 861793 Valla Road, Valla

Motion:      (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Development Consent be granted for the proposal as applied for, in accordance with the recommended conditions of Development Consent included in this report.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Hoban)

 

That Development Consent be granted for the proposal as applied for, in accordance with the recommended conditions of Development Consent included in this report with the exception that the house be situated at 80 metres.

 

For the motion:               Councillors Hoban, Ainsworth    Total 2

Against the motion:         Councillors Ballangarry, Flack Smyth Finlayson MacDonald       Total 5

 

The amendment was LOST

 

278/16 Resolved:        (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Development Consent be granted for the proposal as applied for, in accordance with the recommended conditions of Development Consent included in this report.

 

For the motion:                Councillors Ballangarry, Flack, Smyth and Finlayson        (Total 4)

Against the motion:         Councillors Hoban Ainsworth and Macdonald                   (Total 3)

 

Note: Cr Ainsworth requested that his vote be recorded against the motion as he believes there will be possible future conflict with agricultural activities on the adjoining land.

Note: Cr Hoban and Cr MacDonald requested that their votes be recorded against the motion as they believe there will be possible future conflict with agricultural activities on the adjoining land and the legal covenant registered on the title.


 

 

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                300616      Outstanding Actions and Reports

279/16 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

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


 

 

ITEM 9.2      SF112                300616      2016 Christmas/New Year Closure - Administration Centre

280/16 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

1        That the Administration Centre be closed between Christmas and New Year and that affected staff be directed to take leave for the period Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 December 2016.

 

2        That the General Manager be given delegated authority to determine the annual Christmas closure period.


 

 

ITEM 9.3      SF2173              300616      Outstanding DAs greater than 12 months or where submissions received - 8 June 2016 - 21 June 2016

281/16 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That the information be noted by Council.


 

Item 9.4 was dealt with under Delegations.


 

ITEM 9.5      SF1148              300616      Council Ranger's Report May 2016

282/16 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/MacDonald)

 

That Council’s Ranger’s report for May 2016 be received and noted by Council.

 


 

 

ITEM 9.6      SF2025              300616      Joint Organisations - Operational Arrangements

283/16 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1        That Council make a submission to the Office of Local Government (OLG) regarding the Joint Organisation (JO) Model. 

 

·    That the submission be limited to recommending the boundaries of the JO in which Nambucca Shire will be included.

 

·    That the recommendation be that Nambucca Shire is comfortable with membership of the North Coast JO and feels that those boundaries represent a distinct community of interested based around Coffs Harbour as a strong regional centre. 

 

·    However as it is now evident the JO will take on many of the functions of the current Regional Organisation and that the cost of being part of a JO will far exceed the cost of participating in MIDROC; Council would be agreeable to the alternative of being part of a larger JO, comprising the combination of the North Coast and Mid North Coast JO’s. 

 

·    This approximates the membership of MIDROC, an organisation that has functioned successfully for a long time.  Such a membership would include more than one regional centre and more than one corresponding community of interest, Council does not consider this to be a significant hurdle and argues that the topography, demographics and regional issues are more alike than they are different and the combined Joint Organisation would be well placed to deliver the proposed core functions.

 

2        That Council support initially limiting the new JO to the core functions as prescribed by the NSW Government and structuring the new entity so it can effectively deliver these core functions at the minimum cost.

 


Item 9.7 was dealt with under Delegations.


 

 

ITEM 9.8      DA2012/011        300616      Modification DA2012/011 Nambucca Gardens Estate - Lot 2 DP 1119830 Alexandra Drive, Nambucca Heads

284/16 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council supports the following:

 

1        That a 50/50 sharing arrangement for the upgrade of Alexandra Drive in lieu of contributions in accordance with the BLR&TIDP 2009. A Bank guarantee for $500,000 being provided as security

 

2        That the 50% contribution to the upgrading cost of Alexandra Drive will fall due upon the opening of new Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway upgrade and no later than July 2018.

 

3        That no more than 75 lots be created within the approved subdivision before the opening of new Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway upgrade and no later than July 2018.

 

4        That all heavy vehicles required for the construction of the subdivision not be allowed to use Alexandra Drive for access until the road is reconstructed.

 

For the motion:                Councillors Finlayson, Ainsworth, MacDonald and Hoban           (Total 4)

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


 

 

ITEM 9.9      SF544                300616      Bellwood Local  Roads and Traffic Infrastructure Development Contribution Plan 2009 - withdrawal

285/16 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That the Bellwood Local Roads and Traffic Infrastructure Plan 2009 be noted as obsolete and be extinguished.

 

For the motion:               Councillors Hoban, MacDonald, Ainsworth, Finlayson, Smyth, Flack and                                              Ballangarry            (Total 7)

Against the motion:         Nil


 

 

ITEM 9.10    SF688                300616      Submissions to the Proposed Environmental Levy Budget 2016/17

286/16 RESOLVED:        (Flack/Ballangarry)

 

1        That Council adopt the amended 2016/17 budget for the Environmental Levy as provided in the body of this report.

 

2        That other income to the general fund be used to subsidise overheads in excess of those funds allocated to the environmental levy budget.


 

 

General Manager Report – LATE

 

ITEM 9.11    SF2195              300616      2016 World Rally - Management of Reconnaissance Stages

motion:      (MacDonald/Finlayson)

 

That Council provide Rally Australia with permission to conduct their reconnaissance stages for the 2016 Rally in accordance with their proposal, including a one way traffic arrangement for each reconnaissance stage.

 

Amendment:       (Finlayson/Flack)

 

That in the interest of public safety each road be totally closed for a period of three hours only and that the reconnaissance be conducted in accordance with the pre-race conditions ie support vehicles run the road in advance of the rally vehicles to ensure all public vehicles are off the road and that Rally Australia undertake the consultation with all property owners and public notification to the same level that applies to Rally Race Day road closures.

 

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

 

287/16 Resolved:        (Finlayson/Flack)

 

That in the interest of public safety each road be totally closed for a period of three hours only and that the reconnaissance be conducted in accordance with the pre-race conditions ie support vehicles run the road in advance of the rally vehicles to ensure all public vehicles are off the road and that Rally Australia undertake the consultation with all property owners and public notification to the same level that applies to Rally Race Day road closures.

 

Note: Cr Smyth requested her vote be recorded against this motion as she believes that our public have been inconvenienced enough and they should not have to endure further road closures so the drivers can practice their driving skills.


 

 

General Manager Report – LATE

 

ITEM 9.12    SF578                300616      "Caretaker" Arrangements Prior to the 2016 Local Government Election

288/16 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That the information concerning the “caretaker” arrangements which will commence on Friday 12 August 2016 and end on Saturday 10 September 2016 be received.


 

 

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF2130              300616      Making of Rates and Charges 2016/2017

289/16 RESOLVED:        (MacDonald/Ainsworth)

 

1          Council resolves 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 2016/2017 is made at one hundred and thirty eight dollars ($138.00) per occupancy for each assessment, for a 20mm or 25mm connection; five hundred and fifty two dollars ($552.00) for a 40mm connection, eight hundred and sixty three dollars ($863.00) for a 50mm connection, two thousand two hundred and eight dollars ($2,208.00) for a 80mm connection and three thousand four hundred and fifty dollars ($3,450.00) for a 100mm connection, to be charged per connection for each assessment; and one hundred and thirty eight dollars ($138.00) for vacant or unconnected land per assessment, and have a short title of “Water Access”; and a consumption charge of two dollars and eighty three cents ($2.83) 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          Council resolves 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 2016/2017 is made at five hundred and ninety eight dollars ($598.00) per occupancy for each assessment for residential connections; for non-residential connections two hundred and eighteen dollars ($218.00)  for 20mm or 25mm connection, eight hundred and seventy two dollars ($872.00) for 40mm connection, one thousand three hundred and sixty two dollars ($1,362.00) for 50mm connection, three thousand four hundred and eighty eight dollars ($3,488.00) for 80mm connection and five thousand four hundred and fifty dollars ($5,450.00) for 100mm connection, per connection for each assessment; and two hundred and eighteen dollars ($218.00) 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 one cents ($3.31) 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          Council resolves that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act, the waste management tip provision charge for 2016/2017 is made at one hundred and forty three dollars ($143.00) per assessment for properties categorised as Business or Farmland, or are Non Rateable, 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          Council resolves that in accordance with Section 496 of the Act, the annual charge for 2016/2017 for domestic waste service on all occupied rateable land in the Shire, categorised Farmland or Residential under Section 515 or 516 of the Act, or are Non Rateable properties to which a domestic waste service is provided, is made at five hundred and twenty seven dollars ($527.00) 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 $527.00, where “A” equals the annual charge, “B” equals the number of occupancies and $527.00 is the unit price. Residential assessments with six or more occupancies, upon request, may be charged one full service charge of five hundred and twenty seven dollars ($527.00) 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 forty three dollars ($143.00) for the year 2016/2017 is made for properties categorised Farmland or Residential or are Non Rateable, that are not vacant, but do not receive a domestic waste service or are not on a waste collection route.

 

5          Council resolves that in accordance with Section 496 of the Act the annual charge for 2016/2017 for domestic waste on all vacant rateable land in the Shire, categorised Residential (under Section 516 of the Local Government Act 1993) or are Non Rateable 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 forty three dollars ($143.00) per assessment, such charge to have short title of “Vacant Waste Management”.

 

6          Council resolves that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act, the annual charge for 2016/2017 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, or is Non Rateable land to which a non-residential waste service is provided, is made at five hundred and twenty seven dollars ($527.00) 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 $527.00, where “A” equals the annual charge, “B” equals the number of separate occupancies and $527.00 is the unit price.

 

7          Council resolves that in accordance with Section 501 of the Act the annual charge for waste for 2016/2017 on all vacant rateable land in the Shire, categorised Business (under Section 518 of the Act) or is Non Rateable land, 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 forty three dollars ($143.00) per assessment, such charge to have a short title of “Vacant Waste Management”.


 

8          Council resolves that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2016/2017 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".

 

9          Council resolves that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2016/2017 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 ".

 

10         Council resolves that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2016/2017 for stormwater management services on all rateable privately owned developed 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.

 

11         Council resolves that in accordance with Section 496A & 510A of the Act the annual charge for 2016/2017 for stormwater management services on all rateable privately owned developed 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 one hundred dollars ($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".

 

12         Council resolves that a rate of zero point zero zero five nine two nine dollars ($0.005929) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category of “Farmland”, is made for the year 2016/2017, subject to a minimum rate of five hundred and six dollars ($506.00) 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.

 

13         Council resolves that a rate of zero point zero zero six zero nine seven dollars ($0.006097) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Residential” is made for the year 2016/2017, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and seventy three dollars ($773.00) 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”.


 

14         Council resolves that a rate of zero point zero zero six zero nine seven dollars ($0.006097) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Residential”, sub category “Town” is made for the year 2016/2017, pursuant to Section 516 of the Act, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and seventy three dollars ($773.00) per assessment, such rate to apply to all rateable land located in centres of population described as comprising all properties zoned residential, located in the towns of Nambucca Heads, Hyland Park, Macksville, Bowraville, Scotts Head and Valla Beach and serviced or able to be serviced with water supply, sewerage, or septic tank, such rate to have a separate short title of “Residential Town”.

 

15         Council resolves that a rate of zero point zero zero six zero nine seven dollars ($0.006097) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Residential”, sub-category “Village/Estates” is made for the year 2016/2017, pursuant to Section 516 of the Act, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and seventy three dollars ($773.00) 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”.

 

16        Council resolves that a rate of zero point zero zero eight two dollars ($0.0082) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Business” is made for the year 2016/2017, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and seventy three dollars ($773.00) 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”.

 

17        Council resolves that a rate of zero point zero zero eight nine eight dollars ($0.00898) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Business”, sub category “Caravan Park”, is made for the year 2016/2017,  pursuant to Section 518 of the Act, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and seventy three dollars ($773.00) 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”.

 

18        Council resolves that a rate of zero point zero one two four seven dollars ($0.01247) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Business”, sub category “CBD” is made for the year 2016/2017, pursuant to Section 518 of the Act, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and seventy three dollars ($773.00) 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”.

 

19      Council resolves that a rate of zero point zero zero seven seven seven three dollars ($0.007773) on the land value of all rateable land in the rating category “Business”, sub category “Industrial Estate” is made for the year 2016/2017, pursuant to Section 518 of the Act, subject to a minimum rate of seven hundred and seventy three dollars ($773.00) 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”.

 

20    Council resolves that a special rate, pursuant to Section 495 of the Act, consisting of a base amount of twenty one dollars ($21.00) per assessment, with a short title of “Environmental Base” and an ad-valorem amount of zero point zero zero zero one four seven six dollars ($0.0001476) 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 2016/2017. The base amount will produce approximately forty nine point three six percent (49.36%) of the total amount payable by the levying of the special rate so as to comply with Section 500 of the Act.

 

21        Council resolves that an annual charge of ninety six dollars ($96.00) for Category 1 (Low Risk) Sewer Trade Waste is made for the year 2016/2017 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title “Trade Waste Fee–Cat 1”.

 

22        Council resolves that an annual charge of ninety six dollars ($96.00) for Category 1A (Low Risk) Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2016/2017 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 eighty cents ($1.80) per kilolitre for Non-Conforming Usage (if required pre-treatment is not installed or properly maintained), is made for the 2016/2017 pursuant to Section 502 of the Act.

 

23        Council resolves that an annual charge of one hundred and fifty nine dollars ($159.00) for Category 2 (Medium Risk) Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2016/2017 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 eighty cents ($1.80) per kilolitre or sixteen dollars and nine cents ($16.09) per kilolitre for Non-Conforming Usage (if required pre-treatment is not installed or properly maintained), is made for the 2016/2017 pursuant to Section 502 of the Act.

 

24        Council resolves that an annual charge of one hundred and fifty nine dollars ($159.00) for Category 3 (High Risk) Sewer Trade Waste, is made for the year 2016/2017 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 fifteen cents ($1.15) per kilogram for Excess Mass, is made for the year 2016/2017 pursuant to Section 502 of the Act.

 

25        Council resolves that an annual charge of ninety six dollars ($96.00) for Category 4 Septic tank Effluent Disposal Sewer Trade Waste is made for the year 2016/2017 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title “Trade Waste Fee–Cat 4”.

 

26        Council resolves that an annual charge of ninety six dollars ($96.00) for Category 4 Caravan Dump Effluent Disposal, is made for the year 2016/2017 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act and have a short title “Trade Waste Fee–Cat 4”, with a charge of one hundred and forty dollars ($140.00) for Disposal at Treatment Works with a maximum of 2,500L, disposals over 2,500L will have an additional charge of fifty one dollars ($51.00) per 1000L, is made for the year 2016/2017 pursuant to Section 501 of the Act.

 

27        Council resolves that an annual charge of one hundred and eighty dollars ($180.00) for On-site Sewer Management Systems (OSSMS) operated in the high risk zone is made for the year 2016-2017 pursuant to Section 68 of the Act and have a short title “OSSMS Zone 1”; properties with less than three OSSMS will be charged one charge unit while properties with three or more OSSMS will be charged two charge units.

 

28        Council resolves that an annual charge of fifty five dollars ($55.00) for On-site Sewer Management Systems (OSSMS) operated in the medium risk zone is made for the year 2016-2017 pursuant to Section 68 of the Act and have a short title “OSSMS Zone 5”; properties with less than three OSSMS will be charged one charge unit while properties with three or more OSSMS will be charged two charge units.

 

29        Council resolves that an annual charge of thirty dollars ($30.00) for On-site Sewer Management Systems (OSSMS) operated in the low risk zone is made for the year 2016-2017 pursuant to Section 68 of the Act and have a short title “OSSMS Zone 10”; properties with less than three OSSMS will be charged one charge unit while properties with three or more OSSMS will be charged two charge units.

 

30        Council resolves that an interest rate of 8.0% per annum is set for the year 2016/2017, pursuant to Section 566 of the Act, and be charged on overdue rates and charges.

 


 

 

ITEM 10.2    SF251                300616      Schedule of Council Public Meetings

290/16 RESOLVED:        (Flack/Ainsworth)

 

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                  300616      Minutes of the NSW Rural Fire Service Liaison Committee - 10 May 2016

291/16 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council receive, note the report and endorse the minutes from the RFS Liaison Committee Meeting Service Level Agreement - 2015/16 held on Wednesday 10 May 2016.


 

 

ITEM 11.2    SF2080              300616      Pacific Highway Handover Presentation

292/16 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

That Council receive and note the presentation by Greg Powter Consulting on the progress of Pacific Highway asset hand over and estimated costs to Council.


 

 

ITEM 11.3    SF931                300616      Tender T251516MNC Provision of Linemarking Services 2016 - 2018

293/16 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

1        That Council award the T251516MNC Provision of Linemarking Services contract as a Panel Source Supplier to allow Council the best opportunity of price and flexibility of services the period 1 August 2016 to 30 June 2018, and

 

2        That a provision be allowed by Council for a 12 month extension based on satisfactory supplier performance, which may take this contract through to 30 June 2019.

 

3        That Council endorse the tender evaluation for the tenders as provided in the confidential report for T251516MNC Provision of Linemarking Services as a Panel Source Tender.

 

For the motion:               Councillors Hoban, MacDonald, Ainsworth, Finlayson, Smyth, Flack and                                              Ballangarry            (Total 7)

Against the motion:         Nil


 

 

Cr MacDonald left the meeting for Item 11.4 at 7.47 pm and returned after the conclusion of Item 11.4 at 7.48 pm.

 

ITEM 11.4    T009/2016           300616      Tender T009/2016 Panel Tender for the supply of Plant and Truck Hire and Road Maintenance Services

294/16 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

1        That Council accept all twenty-six (26) submissions for Tender T009/2016 for the Supply of Plant and Truck Hire and Road Maintenance Services for the period commencing 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018 to allow Council the best opportunity of price and flexibility of services.

 

 

2        That a provision be allowed by Council for a 12 month extension subject to contractors satisfying Council’s Performance Assessment Criteria which may take this contract through to 30 June 2019.

 

For the motion:               Councillors Hoban, Ainsworth, Finlayson, Smyth, Flack and Ballangarry                                               (Total 6)

Against the motion:         Nil


     

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

ITEM 12.1    SF2182              300616      Tender T251516MNC for the supply of Provision of Linemarking Services

295/16 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That the report in Closed Meeting be received and noted.


 

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 8.17 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 14 July 2016.

 

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)