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Minutes

Council Meeting

MAROONDAH CITY COUNCIL

Monday

20 July 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Council Meeting MINUTES                              2                                                     20 July 2015

 

 

Minutes of the Council Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood, on Monday 20 July 2015 at 7:30pm.

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Tony Dib, JP (Mayor)            Arrabri Ward

Cr Christina Gleeson                  Arrabri Ward

Cr Natalie Thomas                      Arrabri Ward

Cr Nora Lamont                          Mullum Ward

Cr Mary-Anne Lowe                   Mullum Ward

Cr Samantha Marks                   Mullum Ward

Cr Liam Fitzgerald                      Wyreena Ward

Cr Rob Steane                            Wyreena Ward

Cr Les Willmott, JP                     Wyreena Ward

 

Steve Kozlowski                         Chief Executive Officer

Marianne Di Giallonardo             Director Corporate Services

Phil Turner                                  Director Planning & Community

Trevor Welsh                              Director Operations, Infrastructure & Leisure

Stephen Onans                           Team Leader Governance

 

The prayer was read by Pastor Andrew Hodgson, Youth and Young Adults Pastor from Ringwood Community Church.

 

The Acknowledgement of Country was read by the Mayor. The Mayor also  acknowledged the significance of NAIDOC Week which was observed across Australia from 7 July to 14 July. 

Apologies

Nil    

Declaration of Interests

Cr Mary-Anne Lowe          Item 1:     In Camera

Land Abutting 362 – 364 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood

                                           Reason:   Cr Lowe is a Member of the Management Committee at RALAC

Confirmation of MinuTes

Moved Cr Steane, Seconded Cr Marks                                                             80/15

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday, 22 June 2015 be confirmed.

Carried

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Nil

Officers’ Reports

Director Corporate Services

 

Attendance Reports

 

 

Cr Tony Dib

 

24 June    Media Briefing

25 June    Employee Achievement and Milestone Recognition Evening, Karralyka Centre

26 June    Green Army Project completion and graduation certificates presented by The Hon Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin.  This project is a Federal Government initiative for young people (aged 17 to 24 years) interested in learning new skills, gaining practical experience and training with the aim of conserving, enhancing and protecting the local environment.

26 June    Meeting with The Hon Shaun Leane, State Member for the Eastern Metropolitan Region and Parliamentary Secretary to the Special Minister of State and Parliamentary Secretary for Transport

29 June    Ministerial briefing of Eastland Jobs Initiative by The Hon. Luke Hartsuyker, Federal Assistant Minister for Employment

29 June    Realm site visit

30 June    Media Event - Aquanation

30 June    Hughes Park / Australian Chin Community Launch

01 July     Local Government Mayoral Advisory Panel

02 July     Eastern FM Radio Broadcast

03 July     Heathmont Pre-School & Kindergarten Room Extension Official Opening

03 July     Retirement of Ms Lyn Hornsby (CEO) from Donwood Aged Care Services Inc

03 July     Ringwood Movie Makers Presentation Evening

04 July     Heathmont Football Club (Jets) President's Luncheon

08 July     Reception at Government House for the Victorian Government NAIDOC Week 2015 Celebrations

09 July     Photo Competition judging for Mayor's Encouragement Award

11 July     United Australian Lebanese Movement (UALM) Forum ‘Lebanon: Problems & Solutions’ with Guest Speaker: Dr Pierre Raffoul

15 July     MAV Representatives, Mayors & CEO's session at Banyule City Council

16 July     Photo Competition 2015 Awards Evening

17 July     Eastern Region Mayors & CEOs meeting at Yarra Ranges

18 July     Ringwood RSL luncheon to mark completion of building renovations

18 July     Aquanation Soft Opening No 1

20 July     Inaugural meeting of The Maroondah Foundation Board

 

 

Cr Les Willmott

 

24 June    Metropolitan Waste & Resource Recovery Group Board Meeting

25 June   Waste & Resource Recovery Group Chairs & Executive Officers Meeting

29 June   Realm site visit

29 June   Youth Voice for Peace Meeting

29 June    Ministerial briefing of Eastland Jobs Initiative by The Hon. Luke Hartsuyker, Federal Assistant Minister for Employment

30 June    Hughes Park / Australia Chin Community Launch

30 June    Rotary Club of Croydon - Annual ‘Change-Over’ dinner

1 July       Meeting with resident at Ringwood offices

1 July       Public consultation: 37A Alto Avenue, Croydon

15 July     MAV Representatives, Mayors & CEO's session at Banyule City Council

15 July     Australian Citizenship Ceremony, Karralyka Centre

16 July     Photo Competition 2015 Awards Evening

17 July     Planning meeting with residents on site in Croydon

18 July     Aquanation Soft Opening No 1

18 July     Melbourne Cabaret Festival Roadshow Gala

20 July     Inaugural meeting of The Maroondah Foundation Board

 

 

Cr Natalie Thomas

 

26 June    Green Army Project completion and graduation certificates presented by The Hon Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin. This project is a Federal Government initiative for young people (aged 17 to 24 years)

02 July     Eastern FM Radio Broadcast

03 July     Heathmont Pre-School & Kindergarten Room Extension Official Opening

03 July     Retirement of Ms Lyn Hornsby (CEO) from Donwood Aged Care Services Inc

03 July     Ringwood Movie Makers Presentation Evening

04 July     Heathmont Football Club (Jets) President's Luncheon

14 July     Ringwood Chamber of Commerce Meeting

16 July     Maroondah Photo Competition 2015 Awards Evening

18 July     Aquanation Soft Opening No 1

20 July     Inaugural meeting of The Maroondah Foundation Board

 

 

Cr Rob Steane

 

25 June    Employee Achievement and Milestone Recognition Evening, Karralyka Centre

1 July       Public consultation: 37A Alto Avenue, Croydon

2 July       Meeting with Ringwood City Football Club

13 July     Meeting with Maroondah City Church, Warranwood

15 July     Australian Citizenship Ceremony, Karralyka Centre

16 July     Maroondah Photo Competition 2015 Awards Evening

18 July     Aquanation Soft Opening No 1

18 July     Melbourne Cabaret Festival Roadshow Gala - Cabaret Dinner & Show

20 July     Inaugural meeting of The Maroondah Foundation Board

 

 

Cr Samantha Marks

 

25 June    Professional Development

29 June    Ministerial briefing of Eastland Jobs Initiative by The Hon. Luke Hartsuyker, Federal Assistant Minister for Employment

29 June    Realm Site Visit

3 July       Professional Development

8 July       Public Consultation: 38 Oban Road, Ringwood

10 July     Professional Development

20 July     Inaugural meeting of The Maroondah Foundation Board

18 July     Aquanation Soft Opening No 1

 

 


Cr Mary-Anne Lowe

 

23 June    Eastern Regional Libraries Audit & Risk Advisory Committee (AARAC) Meeting

26 June    Business lunch - Life Education Maroondah Yarra Ranges Committee

29 June    Ministerial briefing of Eastland Jobs Initiative by The Hon. Luke Hartsuyker, Federal Assistant Minister for Employment

29 June    Realm Site Visit

30 June    Hughes Park / Australia Chin Community Launch

8 July       Parkwood Community Hub (formerly Parkwood Secondary College) - Transition of user groups into building

13 July     East Ringwood Pavilion - Concept Design Meeting

13 July     Meeting with Ringwood U3A & Nth Ringwood Seniors

15 July     AC Robertson Pavilion Stakeholders Meeting

18 July     Ringwood RSL Luncheon to mark completion of building renovations

18 July     Aquanation Soft Opening No 1

18 July     Croydon Historical Society Book launch by The Hon Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin

20 July     Inaugural meeting of The Maroondah Foundation Board

 

 

Cr Nora Lamont

 

5 July       East Ringwood Football Club President's Lunch

8 July       Public Consultation: 38 Oban Road, Ringwood

10 July     Norwood Football Club Life Members & Wooders Coterie Group Dinner

11 July     Ladies Day Norwood Football Club

13 July     East Ringwood Pavilion – Concept Design Meeting

15 July     The Heatherdale Community Action Group Drug & Alcohol Education & Information Evening

18 July     Aquanation Soft Opening No 1

18 July     Ringwood Eisteddfod Grand Final

20 July     Inaugural meeting of The Maroondah Foundation Board

 

 

Cr Christina Gleeson

 

4 July       Heathmont Football Club (Jets) President's Luncheon

18 July     Aquanation Soft Opening No 1

20 July     Inaugural meeting of The Maroondah Foundation Board

 

 

Cr Liam Fitzgerald

 

29 June    Realm site visit

30 June    Croydon Men’s Shed visit and meeting with President

1 July       Public consultation: 37A Alto Avenue, Croydon

15 July     Australian Citizenship Ceremony, Karralyka Centre

20 July     Inaugural meeting of The Maroondah Foundation Board

 


 

Attendance Reports                                                                                               ITEM 1

Moved Cr Willmott, Seconded Cr Thomas                                                      81/15

THAT COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE REPORTS AS PRESENTED BY COUNCILLORS

Carried

Councillors who spoke to their reports – Crs Dib, Lowe, Lamont

 

 

 

Councillor Representation Reports                                                            ITEM 2

Moved Cr Fitzgerald, Seconded Cr Gleeson                                                82/15

THAT COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES:

1.       minutes of the maroondah disability advisory committee held 14 may 2015

2.       minutes of the metropolitan local government waste forum held 11 june 2015

Carried

 

 

Reports of Assembly of Councillors                                                           ITEM 3

Moved Cr Lamont, Seconded Cr Lowe                                                               83/15

THAT COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE PUBLIC RECORD OF THE ASSEMBLY OF COUNCILLORS BRIEFINGS HELD 22 june, 29 june, 6 july and 13 july 2015

 

Carried

 

 

Councillors Professional Development Report - February
to June 2015                                                                                                                  ITEM 4

Moved Cr Willmott, Seconded Cr Thomas                                                      84/15

That COUNCIL NOTES THE COUNCILLORS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2015 – JUNE 2015

Carried

 


 

Financial Report: Eleven Months Ending 31 May 2015                              ITEM 5

Moved Cr Lamont, Seconded Cr Gleeson                                                        85/15

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

Carried

 

 

Director Operations, Infrastructure & Leisure

 

Draft Physical Activity Strategy 2015 - 2020                                                ITEM 1

Moved Cr Fitzgerald, Seconded Cr Marks                                                     86/15

THAT COUNCIL PLACES THE DRAFT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STRATEGY 2015-2020, ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION FROM 21 JULY TO 18 AUGUST 2015

Carried

 

 

Director Planning & Community

 

Bayswater Industrial Precinct Report                                                        ITEM 1

Moved Cr Lowe, Seconded Cr Thomas                                                               87/15

THAT COUNCIL NOTES THE COMPLETION OF THE 2014 BAYSWATER INDUSTRIAL PRECINCT REVIEW AND THE ACCOMPANYING BUSINESS SURVEY

Carried

 

 

Draft Water Sensitive City Strategy                                                             ITEM 2

Moved Cr Willmott, Seconded Cr Marks                                                         88/15

That COUNCIL PLACES THE DRAFT WATER SENSITIVE CITY STRATEGY ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION FROM 21 JULY 2015 TO 21 AUGUST 2015.

Carried

 

 

Carbon Neutral Strategy and Action Plan 2014/2015 - 2010/2021          ITEM 3

Moved Cr Willmott, Seconded Cr Gleeson                                                    89/15

That COUNCIL ADOPTS THE CARBON NEUTRAL STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN 2014/15-2020/21

 

Carried

   

DOCUMENTS FOR SEALING

Nil

motions to review

Nil

Late Item

Nil

Requests / Leave of Absence

Nil

In Camera

Moved Cr Steane, Seconded Cr Fitzgerald                                90/15

THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 89(2) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1989 COUNCIL RESOLVES TO MEET IN CAMERA AS THE MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED MAY PREJUDICE THE COUNCIL OR SOME OTHER PERSON.

 

Carried

Council resolved that the following decisions be reflected in the minutes of the Open Forum.

Director Corporate Services

 

Land Abutting 362-364 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood                          ITEM 1

that

1.       COUNCIL, further to IT’S resolution of 22 JUNE 2015, REAFFIRMS ITS DEcision THAT Ringwood Area Lions Aged Care Incorporated (RALAC) BE REQUIRED TO MEET ALL OF COUNCIL’S legal COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACQUISITION AND DISPOSITION    OF Lot 3 on Title Plan of Subdivision No.916812P

and that ralac be provided a grant from the 2015/16 community assistance fund to meet these costs

2.         THIS REPORT REMAINs CONFIDENTIAL indefinitely

3.         this decision be reflected in the minutes of the open forum of this meeting

  


 

The open forum closed at 7:53pm.

 

 

 

 

Confirmed ……………………………………..

 

 

Date ……………………………………………