PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr John Ainsworth

Cr Martin Ballangarry OAM

Cr Brian Finlayson

Cr Susan Jenvey

Cr David Jones

Cr Janine Reed

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr John Wilson

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Scott Norman (AGM Corporate Services)

Richard Spain (Act AGM Engineering Services)

Lorraine Hemsworth (Minute Secretary)

 

 

APOLOGY

 

Paul Gallagher (AGM Engineering Services)

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

There were no Disclosures of Interest received.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting

 

SUBJECT:   CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 27 April 2017

206/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Jenvey)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 27 April 2017 be confirmed.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the following delegations be heard:

 

Leona Bush addressed Council on the following issues in Bowraville:

·                Untidiness of the town

·                Cigarette butts on street and request to create or enforce No Smoking Areas

·                Main median strip in Bowraville – grass needs to be mowed and clippings picked up

·                Dogs leaving droppings

·                Lots Cars in Dotti Close – part of road is not tarred and request remainder to be tarred

·                Concern of fire risk in Dotti Close

·                Goldie Park in a disgraceful state

·                Request Council develop Goldie Park to promote the town and suggest a Councillor working bee

·                Mayor to take a bow as have done a great job around Bowraville with maintenance, intersection and park

·                Need more tree planting on the median strip in Bowraville

·                James Park not the best place for a memorial with chairs

·                Thanks to Mayor and staff from residents of Bowraville

·                At the last Council meeting held at Bowraville residents mentioned that they could not hear

 

 

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.

 

 

 

207/17 Resolved:        (Wilson/Ballangarry)

 

That Item 9.6 Thistle Park Master Plan be brought forward.

 

 

ITEM 9.6      PRF44                110517      Thistle Park Master Plan

208/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Reed)

 

1        That Councillors provide the General Manager with any comments on the concept design option 4 for Thistle Park within 14 days for further consideration and reporting to Council.

 

2        In the absence of any comments from Councillors that the Concept Design Option 4 be advertised          for public comment for 28 days including direct referrals to adjoining and adjacent property owners as well as the Nambucca Valley Cricket Association.

 

 

 

General Manager Report

ITEM 9.1      SF959                110517      Outstanding Actions and Reports

209/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Reed)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.2      SF578                110517      Awarding (Sale) of Land and Property Information Concession to Australian Registry Investments

210/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Jenvey)

 

That the information concerning the awarding of the Land and Property Information concession to Australian Registry Investments be received.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.3      SF2081              110517      Rescuing our Waterways Program

211/17 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Smyth)

 

That Council note the information from the Hon. Melinda Pavey MP, Member for Oxley and Minister for Roads, and Maritime and Freight concerning the Rescuing our Waterways program and further that the matter be forwarded to the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuaries and Coastline Management Committee for their consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.4      SF770                110517      Economic Development in Aboriginal Communities - NSW Government Response to the Standing Committee Report by the Standing Committee on State Development

212/17 RESOLVED:        (Reed/Ballangarry)

 

That the information concerning the Government’s response to the Standing Committee report on Economic Development in Aboriginal Communities be received.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.5      SF600                110517      Proposed Subdivision of Land beside Macksville Sewage Treatment Plant - Fund Classification of Macksville Works Depot and Sewage Treatment Plant

213/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1        That Council note its Capital Value Register records all of Lot 2 DP 538542 containing Council’s Works Depot, Companion Animals Pound and the Macksville Sewage Treatment Plant as being in the ownership of the Sewer Fund.

 

2        In consideration of recommendation 1 that the proceeds of the sale of the proposed Lot 20 to Mr Tony Gordon be attributed to the Council’s Sewer Fund.

 

3        That Council note the proposed provision of an all-weather gravel access to the proposed Lot 20 at a cost of between $5,000 and $6,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 9.6 dealt with earlier

 

 

ITEM 9.7      DA2017/028        110517      Developer Servicing Charges for Existing Residential Lots Which Have Been Levied a Single Water & Sewerage Access Charge as Part of an Existing Holding

MOTION:                (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

1        Council adopt a policy of applying the “grandfathered” developer contributions for water and sewerage being the rates for pre 16/02/2012 consents to all new dwellings on existing holdings within urban areas.

 

2        That Iesha Bellingen Pty Ltd be invited to submit an application to modify their consent to reduce their required Section 64 developer contributions from a total of $19,958 to a total of $9,951.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1        That point 1 be deferred until it is determined how many blocks are in the Shire that could be affected by the proposed “grandfathering” of Section 64 Contributions and further that staff consider what mechanisms can be put in place to notify potential purchases of the contribution liability.

 

2        That Iesha Bellingen Pty Ltd be invited to submit an application to modify their consent to reduce their required Section 64 developer contributions from a total of $19,958 to a total of $9,951 and that the application not be determined until the Council has resolved its policy.

 

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

 

 

214/17 Resolved:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1        That point 1 be deferred until it is determined how many blocks are in the Shire that could be affected by the proposed “grandfathering” of Section 64 Contributions and further that staff consider what mechanisms can be put in place to notify potential purchases of the contribution liability.

 

2        That Iesha Bellingen Pty Ltd be invited to submit an application to modify their consent to reduce their required Section 64 developer contributions from a total of $19,958 to a total of $9,951 and that the application not be determined until the Council has resolved its policy.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.8      SF336                110517      Amalgamation of Taylors Arm Sports Reserve and Taylors Arm Hall Committees of Management

215/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council note the response from the Taylors Arm Hall Committee of Management and advise them that there is no objection to the Hall Committee and Reserve Committee continuing as separate Committees of Management.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.9      PRF69                110517      Future of Welsh Pioneer Park, Welshs Creek Road, Talarm

216/17 RESOLVED:        (Reed/Ainsworth)

 

1        That Council accept the proposal from Mr Geoff Brown, Coordinator – Volunteer Work at Welsh Pioneer Park for a Committee of Management comprising:

 

          President:   Geoff Brown

          Secretary:    Tonia Welsh

          Members:    Greg Welsh

                             Caleab Carter

 

2        That Council provide an annual indexed donation of $500 to the Talarm Hall Committee of Management to cover out of pocket expenses for the volunteers and the Hall Committee in maintaining the Welsh Pioneer Park.

 

3        That Ms Joy Lane be invited to contact Mr Brown in relation to descendants providing volunteer support in the maintenance of the Park.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.10    SF1031              110517      Draft Companion Animals On-Leash and Off-Leash Policy

217/17  RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That Council adopt the draft Companion Animals On-Leash and Off-Leash Policy contained within attachment 2 of this report.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.11    SF2293              110517      Development Applications greater than 12 months or where submissions received -  to 2 May 2017

218/17 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Wilson)

 

That the information be noted by Council.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.12    SF2293              110517      2017 April - Development and Complying Development Applications Received

219/17 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Reed)

 

That the Development Applications and Complying Development Applications received in April 2017 be received for information.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.13    SF2293              110517      2017 April - Approved Construction and Complying Development Certificates

220/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That the Construction and Complying Development Certificates approved for April 2017 be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

 

 

General Manager Report - LATE

ITEM 9.14    SF2044              110517      Write off of Unpaid Rates - Lot 2 DP 359393, Wallace Street, Macksville - Est Williams, Hahn and Redaelli

221/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council endorse a write off of $26,824 in unpaid rates in respect of Lot 2 DP 359393, Wallace Street, Macksville.

 

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Corporate Services Report

ITEM 10.1    SF1031              110517      Pensioners Concession Rebate Policy

222/17 RESOLVED:        (Finlayson/Smyth)

 

That Council Adopt the Draft Pensioner Concession Rebate Policy.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 10.2    SF2246              110517      Draft Revenue Policy (Fees and Charges)

223/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Ballangarry)

 

That Council endorse the draft 2017-18 Revenue Policy (Fees and Charges) and that the draft documents be placed on display for public comment.

 

 

 

 


 

 

ITEM 10.3    SF2246              110517      Draft Operational Plan 2017-18

224/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Wilson)

 

1        Council note the changes to the Draft 2017/2018 Budget made post Council’s 27 April 2017 Workshop Document.

 

2        Council endorse the draft Budget for incorporation with the Draft Community Strategic Plan to be endorsed for public exhibition at the next meeting of Council.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 10.4    SF2230              110517      Investment Report to 30 April 2017

225/17 RESOLVED:        (Wilson/Ainsworth)

 

That the Accountants’ Report on Investments placed to 30 April 2017 be noted.

 

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Engineering Services Report

ITEM 11.1    SF453                110517      Waste Management Quarterly Report January - March 2017

226/17 RESOLVED:        (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council receive and note the information provided in the Waste Management Quarterly Report for the period 1 January – 31 March 2017.

 

 

 

    

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 7.28 pm. 

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on  25 May 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)