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Minutes

Council Meeting

MAROONDAH CITY COUNCIL

Monday

18 May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Council Meeting MINUTES                              2                                                      18 May 2015

 

 

Minutes of the Council Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood, on Monday 18 May 2015 at 7:30 PM.

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Christina Gleeson                  Arrabri Ward

Cr Nora Lamont                          Mullum Ward

Cr Samantha Marks                   Mullum Ward

Cr Les Willmott, JP                     Wyreena Ward

Cr Liam Fitzgerald                      Wyreena Ward

Cr Rob Steane                            Wyreena Ward

 

Steve Kozlowski                         Chief Executive Officer

Marianne Di Giallonardo             Director Corporate Services

Andrew Fuaux                            Acting Director Planning & Community

Trevor Welsh                              Director Operations, Infrastructure & Leisure

Stephen Onans                           Team Leader Governance

 

 

The CEO, in the absence of the Mayor, called for nominations for Acting Chairman.

Cr Steane nominated Cr Willmott.

 

Cr Willmott accepted the nomination.

 

There being no further nominations, Cr Willmott was declared elected and took the chair.

 

The prayer was read by Rev Noel Morley, Ringwood Church of Christ.

 

The Acknowledgement of Country was read by Cr Willmott.

Apologies

Cr Tony Dib, JP (Mayor)            Arrabri Ward (Leave of Absence)

Cr Mary-Anne Lowe                   Mullum Ward (Leave of Absence)

Cr Natalie Thomas                      Arrabri Ward

Phil Turner                                  Director Planning & Community

Declaration of Interests

Nil

Confirmation of MinuTes

Moved Cr Lamont, Seconded Cr Fitzgerald                                                   48/15

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday, 27 April 2015 AND the Special Council Meeting held on Monday, 11 May 2015 be confirmed.

 

Carried

 

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Nil

Officers’ Reports

Director Corporate Services

 

Attendance Reports

 

 

Cr Tony Dib (Mayor) (submitted prior to the meeting)

 

29 Apr        Media Briefing

02 May       Ringwood Cricket Club Presentation Night

02 May       United Australian Lebanese Movement Annual Dinner

05 May       Meeting with resident re planning issues

06 May       Audit and Risk Advisory Committee Meeting

06 May       Australian Citizenship Ceremony

07 May       Eastern FM Radio Broadcast

08 May       Eastern Region Mayors & CEOs Meeting

09 May       ‘Pink Day 2015’ supporting Breast Cancer run by Melbourne East Netball Association

09 May       Glen Park Community Centre Mother's Day Event

09 May       Meeting with Michael Sukkar & visitor from Lebanon

11 May       Glen Park Community Centre Annual General Meeting

11 May       Youth Voice for Peace (Remembrance Day) Meeting

12 May       Funding announcement by The Hon Luke Donnellan, Minister for Roads & Safety for the Intersection of Maroondah Highway, Oban and Old Lilydale Roads,

13 May       Media Briefing

13 May       Community Volunteer Luncheon at Karralyka

14 May       International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Flag Raising Ceremony

16 May       Funding announcement by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, for Realm held at Council offices

 

 

Cr Mary-Anne Lowe (Submitted prior to the meeting)

 

24 Mar        North Ringwood Community House Annual General Meeting

24 Mar        Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau Committee meeting

24 Mar        Ringwood Chamber of Commerce Golf Day Barbecue

24 Mar        Meeting with resident at North Ringwood

25-28 Mar  Australian Local Govt Women’s Association National Conference 2015

29 Mar        49th Ringwood Highland Games

09 Apr        North Ringwood Football Club 2015 Season Launch

11 Apr        Heathmont Football Club ‘Cystic Fibrosis Round & Luncheon’

13 Apr        Library Tour with Cr Meg Downie, Manningham City Council

13 Apr        Briefing on the Ringwood U3A & Nth Ringwood Senior Citizens re: tenancy issues

14 Apr        Roadsafe Eastern Metro Inc meeting

14 Apr        Official launch of Ringwood Miners Trail at Ringwood Lake

14 Apr        Lionsbrae Maintenance of Certification Meeting

16 Apr        The Hon Jamie Briggs, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development visit to Kevin Pratt Pavilion work sites

16 Apr        Maroondah Youth Awards

22 Apr        Maroondah Schools ANZAC Day Service

22 Apr        East Ringwood Community Hub - Design Meeting

23 Apr        Official opening of Norwood Family & Children's Centre with Mayor and The Hon Jenny Mikakos, State Minister for Families and Children and Minister for Youth Affairs

23 Apr        Parkwood Users Meeting

23 Apr        Meeting with U3A at Parkwood

25 Apr        Ringwood RSL ANZAC Dawn Service

28 Apr        Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau Committee Meeting

02 May       Ladies Day Fundraiser for Croydon Junior Football Club

06 May       Australian Citizenship Ceremony

08 May       Young Leaders Presentation Evening at EV’s Youth Centre

11 May       Youth Voice for Peace Meeting

12 May       Funding announcement for Intersection of Maroondah Highway, Oban and Old Lilydale Roads

13 May       Community Volunteer Luncheon - Karralyka

13 May       Meeting with Penumbra Centre

13 May       Eastern Volunteers ‘National Volunteering Week 2015’ Celebration

14 May       International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Flag Raising Ceremony

15 May       Meeting with Yarrunga Committee of Management

15 May       Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau  Committee meeting

16 May       Funding announcement by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, for Realm held at Council offices

 

 

Cr Liam Fitzgerald

 

29 Apr        Maroondah All Inclusive Festival Meeting

06 May       Ringwood Spiders Training Night followed by an Understanding Alcohol Session, Jubilee Park

06 May       Australian Citizenship Ceremony

07 May       Young Leaders Presentation Evening at EV’s Youth Centre

14 May       Maroondah Disability Advisory Committee Meeting

 

 

Cr Christina Gleeson

 

09 May       Glen Park Community Centre Mother’s Day Lunch

 

 

Cr Nora Lamont

 

08 May       Young Leaders Presentation Evening at EV’s Youth Centre

11 May       Maroondah World Suicide Prevention Day - Event Planning

13 May       Eastern Volunteers ‘National Volunteering Week 2015’ Celebration

14 May       International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Flag Raising Ceremony

16 May       Funding announcement by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, for Realm held at Council offices

 

 


Cr Samantha Marks

 

05 May       Maroondah Environment Advisory Committee meeting

13 May       Community Volunteer luncheon at Karralyka

13 May       Eastern Volunteers ‘National Volunteering Week 2015’ Celebration

 

Cr Rob Steane

 

28 Apr        Meeting with business owner in relation to Maroondah Foundation donation

29 Apr -

04 May       National Local Drug & Alcohol Advisory Committee Conference

06 May       Australian Citizenship Ceremony

08 May       Young Leaders Presentation Evening at EV’s Youth Centre

14 May       International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Flag Raising Ceremony

16 May       Funding announcement by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, for Realm held at Council offices

 

 

Cr Les Willmott

 

29 Apr        Metro Waste Board CEO Review Meeting

29 Apr        Metro Waste Board Meeting

05 May       Maroondah Environment Advisory Committee Meeting

06 May       Audit & Risk Advisory Committee Meeting

11 May       Wyreena Ward Meeting – Croydon Connects

11 May       Youth Voice for Peace Meeting

13 May       Community Volunteer Luncheon at Karralyka

13 May       Metropolitan East MAV Reps, Mayors & CEO's Session

14 May       Metro Waste Board CEO Review Meeting

14 May       Metropolitan Waste & Resource Recovery Group Audit, Finance & Risk Management Meeting

15 May       Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) State Council

 

 

Attendance Reports                                                                                               ITEM 1

Moved Cr Steane, Seconded Cr Marks                                                             49/15

THAT COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE REPORTS AS PRESENTED BY COUNCILLORS

Carried

Councillors who spoke to the motion – Crs Lamont & Steane

 

 

 

Reports of Assembly of Councillors                                                           ITEM 2

Moved Cr Lamont, Seconded Cr Gleeson                                                        50/15

THAT COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE PUBLIC RECORD OF THE ASSEMBLY OF COUNCILLORS BRIEFINGS HELD 27 APRIL AND 4 may 2015

 

Carried

 


 

Councillor Representation Reports                                                            ITEM 3

Moved Cr Steane, Seconded Cr Gleeson                                                         51/15

THAT COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE MINUTES OF THE NATIONAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT DRUG & ALCOHOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE HELD 24-25 SEPTEMBER 2014

Carried

 

 

Maroondah City Council Submission to the Essential Services Commission's Local Government - Rates Capping and Variation Framework COnsultation Paper April 2015                                                                                                                                           ITEM 4

Moved Cr Fitzgerald, Seconded Cr Marks                                                     52/15

That COUNCIL ENDORSE THE SEPARATELY CIRCULATED SUBMISSION TO THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES COMMISSION ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT – RATES CAPPING & VARIATION FRAMEWORK CONSULTATION PAPER APRIL 2015.

Carried

 

 

Maroondah advocates for the unfreezing of the Financial
Assistance Grants                                                                                                   ITEM 5

Moved Cr Steane, Seconded Cr Gleeson                                                         53/15

THAT COUNCIL WRITES TO

 

1.         THE MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA AND AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ASSOCIATION SEEKING THEIR ADVOCACY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO REINTRODUCE INDEXATION TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS PROVIDED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AND

 

2.         ALL FEDERAL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT IN MAROONDAH TO ADVOCATE ON COUNCIL’S BEHALF

 

Carried

 

 

Audit & Risk Advisory Committee Report                                                      ITEM 6

Moved Cr Lamont, Seconded Cr Marks                                                             54/15

That COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE REPORT FROM THE AUDIT & RISK ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 6 MAY 2015

Carried

 


 

 

Financial Report: Nine Months Ending 31 March 2015                              ITEM 7

Moved Cr Gleeson, Seconded Cr Fitzgerald                                                55/15

THAT COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE REPORT ON THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AGAINST BUDGET FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDING 31 MARCH 2015

Carried

 

 

'Dexter's Bush', rear 46-48 Dickasons Road, Heathmont                        ITEM 8

Moved Cr Lamont, Seconded Cr Marks                                                             56/15

That COUNCIL AGREES TO THE OFFER FROM TRUST FOR NATURE TO TRANSFER TO COUNCIL THE LAND KNOWN AS DEXTER’S BUSH

Carried

 

 

ACTING Director Planning & Community

 

Maroondah City Council submission to the Royal Commission
into Family Violence                                                                                                ITEM 1

Moved Cr Lamont, Seconded Cr Gleeson                                                        57/15

that Council endorses the submission to the royal commission into family violence as attached to this report

Carried unanimously

Councillors who spoke to the motion – Cr Lamont

 

  

 

Documents for Sealing

 

Staff Milestones Letters Under Seal                                                            ITEM 1

Moved Cr Steane, Seconded Cr Marks                                                             58/15

That council signs and seals LETTERS IN RECOGNITION OF:

1.    THIRTY YEARS OF SERVICE GIVEN BY:

maureen Houston      Elaine matthews            crAIg pratt

 

 

 

2.    twenty YEARS OF SERVICE GIVEN BY:

Brenda biggs                Timothy cocks                alison day

julie euinton                 ian fossey                         vivienne fraser

Denise parks                 mary parks                       archana saraswat

melina van der weerd-arceo                               vita yeung

3.    ten YEARS OF SERVICE GIVEN BY:

michael arhontis        lois britton                     fiona burridge

robyn caton                 shane cook                      sheryl cook

roberta coucher       sunita dale                       clare d’arcy-evans

lisa davis                         jason frankish               anita graham    

angela harris               penelope hickleton     ian holder

kim ladiges                     ronald loncar               jennifer lowrie

cheryl marshall         kathleen merry             stephen neil

sharyn paspa                robert sampson            adrian smith

lisa sparkes                  mary staiff                       debra styles

pamela sumner            sharryn toull                roxanne white

marianne di giallonardo                                       rebecca pietrzykowskI

 

 

Carried

  

motions to review

Nil

Late Item

Nil

Requests / Leave of Absence

Moved Cr Marks, Seconded Cr Lamont                                                             59/15

That council grants leave of absence to cr mary-anne lowe for this meeting

 

Carried

 


 

The open forum closed at 7:53pm.

 

 

Confirmed ……………………………………..

 

 

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