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Minutes

Special Council Meeting

MAROONDAH CITY COUNCIL

Monday

20 February 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Special Council Meeting MINUTES             2                                           20 February 2017

 

 

Minutes of the Special Council Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood, on Monday 20 February 2017 at 7:15pm.

 

PRESENT

Cr Nora Lamont (Deputy Mayor)    Mullum Ward

Cr Samantha Marks                   Mullum Ward

Cr Mike Symon                           Mullum Ward

Cr Kylie Spears                           Arrabri Ward

Cr Marijke Graham                     Wyreena Ward

Cr Rob Steane                            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

 

In the absence of the Mayor, the Chief Executive Officer opened the meeting and welcomed all present.

 

Statement of Recording

 

The Chief Executive Officer read the following statement -

 

“Ladies & Gentlemen

 

Please note that this meeting is being recorded.

All care is taken to maintain your privacy; however, as a visitor in the public gallery, your presence may be recorded.

By remaining in the public gallery, it is assumed your consent is given if your image is inadvertently recorded.

 

I also remind all present that Local Government decision making, unlike State and Federal Government, does not afford the benefit of parliamentary privilege and hence no protection is afforded to Councillors, Council Officers and the public for comments made during meetings that are subsequently challenged in a court of law and determined to be slanderous.”

 

Election of Acting Chair

 

The Chief Executive Officer called for nominations of Acting Chair.

 

Cr Steane nominated the Deputy Mayor, Cr Lamont

 

There being no further nominations, Cr Lamont was declared Acting Chair.

 

The Deputy Mayor, Cr Lamont, took the Chair.

 

 

The Acknowledgement of Country was read by the Deputy Mayor.


Apologies

Cr Tony Dib, JP (Mayor)            Arrabri Ward

Cr Paul Macdonald                     Arrabri Ward

Cr Michael Macdonald                Wyreena Ward

CONFLICT of Interests

Nil

Officers’ Reports

Director Corporate Services

 

Councillor Code of Conduct 2017                                                                     ITEM 1

Moved Cr Spears, Seconded Cr Marks                                                                 1/17

 

THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 76C OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1989 (THE ACT), MAROONDAH CITY COUNCIL

1.       NOTES IT HAS REVIEWED THE COUNCILLOR CODE OF CONDUCT, DATED APRIL 2016

2.       ENDORSES THE CHANGES PROPOSED AS AT FEBRUARY 2017 TO THE CODE OF CONDUCT

3.       ADOPTS THE CODE – FEBRUARY 2017 - AS ATTACHED TO THE REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES AND PRESENTED TO THE SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL HELD ON 20 FEBRUARY 2017

4.       NOTES THAT COUNCILLORS ARE TO INDICATE THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE 2017 CODE BY SIGNING A COPY OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT DATED FEBRUARY 2017

5.       FURTHER NOTES COUNCILLORS ARE TO MAKE AN INDIVIDUAL DECLARATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT – SECTION 76C - THAT THEY HAVE READ THE 2017 CODE AND WILL ABIDE BY IT; AND SUCH DECLARATION TO BE IN WRITING, BE MADE BEFORE AND WITNESSED BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

Carried

 

Each Councillor present collectively signed a copy of the Code of Conduct and their individual declaration, witnessed by the Chief Executive Officer.

   

The meeting closed at 7:22pm.

 

Confirmed ……………………………………..

 

Date ……………………………………………