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Minutes

Council Meeting

MAROONDAH CITY COUNCIL

Monday

17 July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Council Meeting MINUTES                            2                                                     17 July 2017

 

 

Minutes of the Council Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood, on Monday 17 July 2017 at 7:30pm.

 

PRESENT

Cr Tony Dib, JP (Mayor)               Arrabri Ward

Cr Paul Macdonald                     Arrabri Ward

Cr Kylie  Spears                          Arrabri Ward

Cr Mike Symon                           Mullum Ward

Cr Marijke Graham                     Wyreena Ward

Cr Michael Macdonald                Wyreena Ward

Cr Rob Steane                            Wyreena Ward

 

Steve Kozlowski                         Chief Executive Officer

Tony Rocca                                Acting Director Corporate Services

Phil Turner                                  Director Planning & Community

Adam Todorov                            Acting Director Operations, Infrastructure &      Leisure

Stephen Onans                          Team Leader Governance

 

The prayer was read by Rev. Nigel Hanscamp, Heathmont Uniting Church.

 

The Acknowledgement of Country was read by the Mayor.

 

The Chief Executive Officer read the following Statement of Recording -

 

“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. Also, unlike State and Federal Government, Local Government is not afforded the benefit of parliamentary privilege, for comments made during meetings that are subsequently determined to be slanderous.”

Apologies

Cr Nora Lamont (Deputy Mayor)    Mullum Ward

Cr Samantha Marks                   Mullum Ward (Leave of Absence ending 17 October   – refer page 8 of minutes for Council resolution)

Marianne Di Giallonardo             Director Corporate Services

Declaration of Interests

Nil

Confirmation of MinuTes

 

Moved Cr Symon, Seconded Cr M Macdonald                                                  91/17

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday, 26 June 2017 be confirmed.

Carried

 

 

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Nil

Officers’ Reports

 

Acting Director Corporate Services

 

Attendance Report                                                                                                  ITEM 1

Moved Cr Graham, Seconded Cr Steane                                                             92/17

That COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE REPORTS AS PRESENTED BY

COUNCILLORS

 

Carried

Councillors who spoke to their reports – Crs Dib, Symon, Steane, Spears,

 M Macdonald, Graham

 

 

Cr Tony Dib (Mayor)

 

29/06          Staff Milestones Function at Karralyka

30/06          Presentation of Letter and Shield to student who has been selected to represent            Australia at the Asian Pacific Children’s Convention

30/06          Meeting with Infinity Church Group

30/06          Eastern Region Mayor's & CEO's Meeting at Knox City Council

03/07          Opening of the Croydon Men's Shed extension

06/07          Meeting with Mr Michael Sukkar MP (Federal Member for Deakin)

08/07          Ringwood Town Square Ice Skating Rink Official Opening

10/07          Meeting with representative from Sport and Life Training (SALT)

12/07          Meeting with Local Liberal Politicians

12/07          Meeting with President of Croydon U3A

12/07          Meeting with representative from Croydon Central Urban Renewal Project

12/07          Mullum Mullum Owl Public Artwork & Acacia Catchment Flood Mitigation Project            Launch

12/07          Workshop to develop the Eastern Region Group 3 year plan

13/07          Meeting with The Hon James Merlino, Deputy Premier, regarding various

                   advocacy issues

13/07          Federal funding announcement to Eastern Melbourne Private Health Network                 (PHN) / Eastern Health / Neami National

15/07          Ringwood Football Club President's Lunch

17/07          Meeting with Minister for Sport The Hon John Eren, regarding various advocacy             issues

 

 

Cr Mike Symon

 

28/06          The ‘Coopersmith Pavilion’ Official Opening

28/06          Public Consultation: 3-15 Kendall Street & 14 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood

29/06          Staff Milestones function at Karralyka

29/06          Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) - Director Liability Update                     Webinar

30/06          Maternal and Child Health Centenary (on behalf of Mayor)

01/07          Meeting with Residents regarding Planning Application M/2016/726 for 85                       Wonga Road Ringwood North

02/07          Ringwood ‘Spiders’ Football Club Community Brunch

06/07          Ringwood Ballet Studio Formal Opening

07/07          Meeting with Residents regarding Planning Application for Terrigal Close,                       Ringwood North

07/07          Meeting with Residents regarding Planning Application for Terrigal Close,                       Ringwood North

08/07          Ringwood Town Square Ice Skating Rink Official Opening

11/07          Public Consultation: 9 Terrigal Close, Ringwood North

12/07          Meeting with Local Liberal Policitians

12/07          Mullum Mullum Owl Public Artwork & Acacia Catchment Flood Mitigation Project            Launch

12/07          Eastern Region Group 3 Year Plan Workshop

12/07          Heathmont Community Action Group Forum – ‘Violence in the Community’

15/07          Ringwood Football Club President's Lunch

16/07          Mullum Mullum Creek Bushcare Group - Morning tea

 

 

Cr Rob Steane

 

28/06          The ‘Coopersmith Pavilion’ Official Opening

28/06          Public Consultation: 3-15 Kendall Street & 14 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood

06/07          Ringwood Ballet Studio Formal Opening

11/07          Public Consultation: 9 Terrigal Close, Ringwood North

13/07          Meeting with Mr Frank Dixon, CEO North Ringwood Community House

15/07          Ringwood Football Club President's Lunch

15/07          Aquinas College ‘Old Boys’ Football Club Luncheon

16/07          Mullum Mullum Creek Bushcare Group - Morning tea

 

 

Cr Kylie Spears

 

28/06          The ‘Coopersmith Pavilion’ Official Opening

28/06          East Ringwood Action Group Meeting

29/06          Staff Milestones function at Karralyka

03/07          Launch of the 2017 Bizweek ‘Women in Business’ Photographic Exhibition

03/07          Compulsory Mediation regarding 1 Laurence Grove, Ringwood East

06/07          Ringwood Ballet Studio Formal Opening

08/07          Ringwood Town Square Ice Skating Rink Official Opening

12/07          Meeting with Local Liberal Politicians

12/07          Mullum Mullum Owl Public Artwork & Acacia Catchment Flood Mitigation Project            Launch

12/07          Eastern Region Group 3 Year Plan Workshop

 

 

Cr Paul Macdonald

 

28/06          The ‘Coopersmith Pavilion’ Official Opening

29/06          Staff Milestones function at Karralyka

03/07          Opening of Croydon Men's Shed extension

07/07          Meeting with The Hon David Hodgett MP

08/07          Ringwood Town Square Ice Skating Rink Official Opening

12/07          Meeting with Local Liberal Politicians

 

Cr Michael Macdonald

 

08/07          Croydon Town Square design update Meeting

12/07          Meeting with Local Liberal Politicians

12/07          Ruskin Park Residents Action Group Meeting

13/07          Planning Consultation 1: 80 Hull Road, Croydon / Planning Consultation 2: 27                Binbrook Drive, Croydon

 

 

Cr Marijke Graham

 

29/06          Staff Milestones function at Karralyka

03/07          Opening of Croydon Men's Shed extension

06/07          Eastern FM Radio Broadcast

06/07          Ringwood Ballet Studio Formal Opening

08/07          Croydon Town Square Design Update Meeting

12/07          Ruskin Park Residents Action Group Meeting

13/07          Planning Consultation 1: 80 Hull Road, Croydon / Planning Consultation 2: 27                Binbrook Drive, Croydon

 

 

Cr Nora Lamont Deputy Mayor (Submitted prior to the Meeting)

 

28/06          The ‘Coopersmith Pavilion’ Official Opening

28/06          Public Consultation 3-15 Kendall Street & 14 Greenwood Avenue Ringwood

06/07          Ringwood Ballet Studio Formal Opening

11/07          Public Consultation: 9 Terrigal Close, Ringwood North

13/07          Meeting with Mr Frank Dixon, CEO North Ringwood Community House

15/07          Ringwood Football Club President's Lunch

15/07          Aquinas College ‘Old Boys’ Football Club Luncheon

16/07          Mullum Mullum Creek Bushcare Group - Morning tea

 

 

Reports of Assembly of Councillors                                                             ITEM 2

Moved Cr Spears, Seconded Cr P Macdonald                                                  93/17

THAT COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE PUBLIC RECORD OF THE ASSEMBLY OF COUNCILLORS BRIEFINGS HELD ON 26 June 2017 and 3 July 2017

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Representation Reports                                                              ITEM 3

Moved Cr Graham, Seconded Cr Spears                                                            94/17

That COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES MINUTES OF THE Maroondah partners in community wellbeing committee held on 8 May 2017

 

Carried

 

 

Landfill Levy                                                                                                                ITEM 4

Moved Cr M Macdonald , Seconded Cr P Macdonald                                    95/17

That COUNCIL ENDORSES MAYOR TONY DIB TO WRITE TO THE MINISTER FOR ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE, THE HONORABLE LILY D’AMBROSIO REQUESTING THAT FUNDS GENERATED THROUGH THE MUNICIPAL AND INDUSTRIAL LANDFILL LEVY BE CONSTRAINED TO THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE LEVY WAS INTRODUCED

 

Carried

Councillors who spoke to the motion – Cr M Macdonald

 

 

Councillors Quarterly Professional Development Report

 - April to June 2017                                                                                                    ITEM 5

Moved Cr Steane, Seconded Cr Symon                                                               96/17

That COUNCIL NOTES THE COUNCILLORS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT FOR APRIL TO JUNE 2017

 

Carried

 

 

Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National

General Assembly of Local Government - Outcomes                              ITEM 6

Moved Cr Steane, Seconded Cr Spears                                                              97/17

THAT COUNCIL NOTES THE REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES ON THE OUTCOMES OF THE AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND ADVOCACY BY COUNCIL.

 

Carried

Councillors who spoke to the motion – Cr Steane

 

 

 

 

 

Director Planning & Community

 

2017-2018 Community Grants Funding Program                                             ITEM 1

Moved Cr Steane, Seconded Cr M Macdonald                                                 98/17

That COUNCIL

1.       APPROVES THE RECOMMENDED SUBMISSIONS (AS OUTLINED IN THE SCHEDULE ATTACHED TO THIS REPORT) FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE COMMUNITY GRANTS FUNDING PROGRAM, TOTALLING $142,849.00, plus a separate donation of $3,000 to VOCAL

2.       ADVISES ALL ORGANISATIONS OF THE OUTCOME OF THEIR GRANT SUBMISSION

 

Carried

Councillors who spoke to the motion – Cr Steane

 

 

Amendments C96 & C97 - Panel Recommendations and                               ITEM 2

Council Response                                                                                                                

Moved Cr P Macdonald , Seconded Cr Spears                                                 99/17

That COUNCIL

1.       notes the recommendations from panels victoria regarding amendments c96 and c97 in the attached panel report

2.       submits an amended version of the amendments as outlined to the minister for planning for consideration and approval

 

Carried

Councillors who spoke to the motion – Cr M Macdonald

 

 

Council Plan 2013-2017 (Year 4: 2016/17) Progress Report –
As at 30 June 2017                                                                                                        ITEM 3

Moved Cr Graham, Seconded Cr Spears                                                          100/17

That COUNCIL NOTES THE PROGRESS MADE TOWARDS THE DELIVERY OF COUNCIL PLAN 2016/17 PRIORITY ACTIONS AS AT 30 JUNE 2017

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

motions to review

Nil

Late ItemS

Nil

Requests / Leave of Absence

CR STEANE                                                                                                                      Item 10

Moved Cr Symon, Seconded Cr P Macdonald                                                 101/17

THAT CR STEANE BE GRANTED A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM 20 AUGUST TO 17 SEPTEMBER 2017, INCLUSIVE.

Carried

 

CR MARKS                                                                                                                        Item 11

Moved Cr Dib, Seconded Cr Steane                                                                     102/17

THAT CR MARKS BE GRANTED A FURTHER LEAVE OF ABSENCE, DUE TO ILL HEALTH, FROM 17 JULY TO 17 OCTOBER 2017, INCLUSIVE.

Carried

 

 

 

The open forum closed at 8.12pm.

 

 

Confirmed ……………………………………..

 

 

Date ……………………………………………