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Minutes

Council Meeting

MAROONDAH CITY COUNCIL

Wednesday

11 November 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Council Meeting MINUTES                              2                                          11 November 2015

 

Minutes of the Council Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood, on Wednesday 11 November 2015 at 7:00pm.

 

PRESENT

Cr Christina Gleeson                  Arrabri Ward

Cr Tony Dib, JP                          Arrabri Ward

Cr Natalie Thomas                      Arrabri Ward

Cr Mary-Anne  Lowe                  Mullum Ward

Cr Nora Lamont                          Mullum Ward

Cr Samantha Marks                   Mullum Ward

Cr Les Willmott, JP                     Wyreena Ward

Cr Rob Steane                            Wyreena Ward

Cr Liam Fitzgerald                      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 Chief Executive Officer took the Chair and opened the meeting; welcoming all present and acknowledging in presence of Mr William (Bill) Wilkins in the Public Gallery (Freeman of the City of Maroondah and former Mayor and Councillor of the former City of Ringwood).

 

The prayer was read by Rev Stan Clarke, Ringwood Uniting Church.

 

The Acknowledgement of Country was read by the Chief Executive Officer.

 

APOLOGIES

 

Nil

 

ELECTION OF ACTING CHAIRMAN

 

The Chief Executive Officer requested nominations for the position of Acting Chairman.

 

Cr Willmott nominated Cr Dib as Acting Chairman.

 

The Chief Executive Officer asked Cr Dib whether he was willing to accept the nomination.

 

Cr Dib stated that he accepted the nomination.

 

There being no further nominations, the Chief Executive Officer declared Cr Dib as Acting Chairman.

 

Cr Dib took the Chair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officers’ Reports

 

Director Corporate Services

 

Council Meeting Schedule 2015 - 2016                                                              ITEM 1

Moved Cr Fitzgerald, Seconded Cr Gleeson                                              144/15

 

THAT THE COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER 2015 TO NOVEMBER 2016 BE ADOPTED:-

COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE

 

November 2015 to November 2016

 

 

Day

Date

2015

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

Monday

23

 

 

 

DECEMBER

Monday

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

Monday

15

 

 

 

MARCH

Monday

21

 

 

 

APRIL

Monday

18

 

 

 

MAY

Monday

9

(Special Meeting re Budget)

 

 

Monday

16

 

 

 

JUNE

Monday

27

 

 

 

JULY

Monday

18

 

 

 

AUGUST

Monday

22

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

Monday

19

 

 

 

OCTOBER

No Meeting – Election Period (Caretaker)

Council Elections 22 October

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

Wednesday

Swearing new Council & Election of Mayor

2

 

 

 

All meetings to commence at 7.30pm and are to be held in the

Council Chambers, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood.

 

Carried

 

 

election of mayor – year 2015 / 2016

Cr Fitzgerald, on behalf of Council and Council Employees, congratulated the outgoing Mayor Tony Dib and Mayoress Janet on a successful term and presented them with a gift.

 

Former Mayor Cr Tony Dib responded, reflecting upon his term as Mayor.

 

Cr Dib, as Acting Chairman, called for nominations for the position of Mayor.

 

Cr Gleeson nominated Cr Thomas for the position of Mayor for the coming 12 months.

 

The Acting Chairman asked Cr Thomas whether she was willing to accept the nomination.

 

Cr Thomas accepted the nomination with pleasure.

 

There being no further nominations the Acting Chairman declared Cr Thomas elected Mayor for 2015/2016 Mayoral year.

 

Cr Dib placed the ‘Mayoral Drop’ around the neck of the newly elected Mayor.

 

The Mayor, Cr Thomas took the Chair.

 

Crs Willmott, Steane, Marks, Lowe, Lamont, Gleeson, Fitzgerald and Dib offered their congratulations and support to the Mayor.

 

The Chief Executive Officer, on behalf of Council staff, offered congratulations and support to the Mayor.

 

Cr Thomas extended her appreciation to Councillors for her election as Mayor and outlined some of the priorities and challenges to be met over the next 12 months.

 

The Mayor, Cr Thomas invited the public gallery to supper at the Karralyka Centre.

 

 

The meeting closed at 7.55pm.

 

 

Confirmed ……………………………………..

 

 

Date ……………………………………………