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  • COUNCIL MEETING

    Strathfield Municipal Council

    Tuesday 2 September 2014

    OPEN FORUM

    Open Forum is held prior to each Council Meeting to enable any person to address Council without notice on any matter NOT

    included in the Agenda of the meeting.

    Speakers must give their name and address and are permitted five minutes to address council.

    Members of the public are not permitted to make personal comments

    concerning Councillors, staff or other members of the public or engage in disorderly or offensive conduct at a

    meeting. Unacceptable conduct may result in rescinding speaking rights or expulsion from the meeting.

    All comments made in Open Forum are recorded.

    7pm Council Chambers,

    65 Homebush Road, Strathfield

  • COUNCIL MEETING 2 SEPTEMBER 2014

    AGENDA

    1. Prayer

    2. Recognition of Traditional Custodians

    3. Declaration of Pecuniary or Conflict of Interest (nature of interest to be disclosed)

    4. Confirmation of Minutes

    Ordinary Council Meeting 5 August 2014

    5. Apologies

    6. Deferred/Outstanding matters awaiting report

    7. Planning and Development Matters

    8. Mayoral Minute(s) in accordance with Councils Code of Meeting Practice

    9. Councillors Questions to the Mayor (submitted in writing in accordance with Councils Code of Meeting Practice)

    10. Reports from Committees

    Traffic Committee Meeting 19 August 2014

    11. Motions Pursuant to Notice

    A. Notice of Motion signed by Councillors Ok and Bott

    1. Strathfield Business Association

    B. Notices of Motion signed by Councillor McLucas

    1. Proposed Amalgamation 2. Enfield Intermodal

    Persons in the gallery are advised that under the Local Government Act, 1993 a person may NOT tape record the proceeding of a meeting of a council or committee without the authority of the council or committee.Tape record includes a video camera and an electronic device capable of recording speech. Mobile phones must be turned off so as not to disrupt the meeting. Anyone, including Councillors, found using a mobile phone will be told to leave the meeting immediately and for the duration of the said meeting. An audio recording of this meeting will be taken for minute taking purposes as authorised by the Local Government Act.

  • COUNCIL MEETING 2 SEPTEMBER 2014

    AGENDA

    12. General Business General Managers Reports

    GM1. Returning Planning Powers to Local Government

    GM2. 2014 Sister Cities Australia Conference

    Corporate Services Reports

    CS1. 2013/2014 Financial Statements

    CS2. Investment Report as at 31 July 2014

    CS3. Customer Satisfaction Survey

    Operations Reports

    OP1. Federal and State Funded Black Spot Programs

    OP2. WestConnex M4 East Air Quality Monitoring Station

    Technical Services Reports

    TS1. Strathfield Town Centre Traffic and Parking Taskforce TS2. WestConnex Stage 1(a) M4 Widening

    13. Matters of Urgency in Accordance with Clause 241 of the Local Government General Regulation, 2005

    14. Closed Session

    In accordance with Section 10A (2) of the Local Government Act 1993 the following matter will be considered in Closed Session for the reason stated:

    1. Outstanding Payment Proposal Southend Tennis Centre

    This matter is being considered in Closed Session as it as it relates to advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the grounds of legal professional privilege.

    I endorse the recommendations contained herein.

    ______________________

    Director Corporate Services

  • MINUTESCouncil Meeting

    5 August 2014

  • COUNCIL MEETING 5 AUGUST 2014

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    Minutes of the Council Meeting of Strathfield Municipal Council held on 5 August 2014, in the Council Chambers, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield. COMMENCING: 7.14pm

    PRESENT: Mayor Councillor D Bott (Chairman) Councillor R Datta Councillor S Kokkolis Councillor H McLucas Councillor S Ok Councillor A Soulos Councillor G Vaccari

    STAFF: General Manager Director Corporate Services Director Operations Director Technical Services Communications Coordinator Governance Coordinator Personal Assistant to Director Corporate Services

    1. OPENING: The prayer was read.

    2. RECOGNITION OF TRADITIONAL CUSTODIANS: The Recognition was read.

    3. PECUNIARY INTEREST/CONFLICT OF INTEREST

    Councillor Vaccari declared a non significant non pecuniary interest in General Business Item CS2. Requests for Financial Assistance as he is a member of Strathfield Rotary and advised that as Rotary is in the nature of a club he will remain in the meeting room during discussion on this matter. Councillor Vaccari also declared a significant non pecuniary interest in the Urgent Business Item 3. Australian Catholic University Legal Proceedings Update as he lives in the vicinity of the University and advised that he will vacate the meeting room and not take part in discussion on this matter. Councillor McLucas declared a significant pecuniary interest in the Urgent Business Item 3. Australian Catholic University Legal Proceedings Update as she is employed by the University and advised that she will vacate the meeting room and not take part in discussion on this matter. Councillor Bott declared a significant pecuniary interest in Notice of Motion 11.D.1. Financial System Inquiry Submission as he has associations with Macquarie Group and he advised that he will vacate the meeting room and not take part in discussion on this matter.

  • COUNCIL MEETING 5 AUGUST 2014

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    4. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

    166/14 RESOLVED: (McLucas/Kokkolis)

    That the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on 1 July 2014, a copy of which has been furnished to each Councillor, be taken as read and confirmed as a true and correct record of that meeting and that the Chairman and General Manager be authorised to sign such minutes.

    For the Motion: Councillors Bott, Datta, Kokkolis, McLucas, Ok, Soulos and Vaccari Against the Motion: Nil

    5. APOLOGIES

    Nil.

    6. DEFERRED/OUTSTANDING MATTERS AWAITING REPORT

    Nil.

    7. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

    Nil.

    8. MAYORAL MINUTE (S) IN ACCORDANCE WITH COUNCILS CODE OF MEETING PRACTICE

    1. Mayoral Minute 30/14 Office of Local Governments Comparative Information for 2012/13

    That Council: 1. Note the Office of Local Government's Comparative Information for 2012/13 and Strathfield

    Council's favourable position relative to councils. 2. Commit to informing the community about the Office of Local Government's key findings

    relating to Strathfield Council.

    167/14 RESOLVED: (Bott)

    That Council: 1. Note the Office of Local Government's Comparative Information for 2012/13 and Strathfield

    Council's favourable position relative to councils. 2. Commit to informing the community about the Office of Local Government's key findings

    relating to Strathfield Council.

  • COUNCIL MEETING 5 AUGUST 2014

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    For the Motion: Councillors Bott, Datta, Kokkolis, McLucas, Ok, Soulos and Vaccari Against the Motion: Nil

    2. Mayoral Minute 31/14 NSW Ports Enfield ILC Community Feedback Request

    1. That Council formally request, via the Minister for Roads and Freight, that NSW Ports reopen its "community feedback" process regarding the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre (due to close Thursday, 7 August 2014) and publicise it adequately to local residents.

    2. That Council encourage residents to respond to the closure of NSW Ports' "community

    feedback" by sending their feedback to NSW Ports (ILCEnfield.project@nswports.com.au) the Minister for Roads and Freight, (www.nsw.gov.au/contact-minister-roads-freight) and to Council (enfieldwatch@strathfield.nsw.gov.au).

    3. That Council inform other adjacent and affected LGAs of its approach regarding green space for

    Enfield ILC.

    168/14 RESOLVED: (Bott)

    1. That Council formally request, via the Minister for Roads and Freight, that NSW Ports reopen its "community feedback" process regarding the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre (due to close Thursday, 7 August 2014) and publicise it adequately to local residents.

    2. That Council encourage residents to respond to the closure of NSW Ports' "community

    feedback" by sending their feedback to NSW Ports (ILCEnfield.project@nswports.com.au) the Minister for Roads and Freight, (www.nsw.gov.au/contact-minister-roads-freight) and to Council (enfieldwatch@strathfield.nsw.gov.au).

    3. That Council inform other adjacent and affected LGAs of its approach regarding green space for

    Enfield ILC.

    For the Motion: Councillors Bott, Datta, Kokkolis, McLucas, Ok, Soulos and Vaccari Against the Motion: Nil

    3. Mayoral Minute 32/14 Meriden School 2013 NAPLAN Results

    That Council commends Meriden School on being ranked first in a table of Top Performing Schools in NSW* based on 2013 NAPLAN results.

    169/14 RESOLVED: (Bott)

    That Council commends and writes to Meriden School on being ranked first in a table of Top Performing Schools in NSW* based on 2013 NAPLAN results together with Santa Sabina College and St Patricks College that finished in the top 50.

    For the Motion: Councillors Bott, Datta, Kokkolis, McLucas, Ok, Soulos and Vaccari Against the Motion: Nil

  • COUNCIL MEETING 5 AUGUST 2014

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    4. Mayoral Minute 33/14 Lighting to the Underside of Centenary