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MINUTES OF THE BUDGET AND OPERATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING OF ASHFIELD COUNCIL, HELD IN HABERFIELD LIBRARY, 78 DALHOUSIE STREET, HABERFIELD ON TUESDAY 24 MAY 2011, COMMENCING AT 10:22 PM.

 

 

PRESENT         Councillor Wangmann in the Chair and Councillors Cassidy, Drury, Kennedy, Lofts, Mansour, McKenna, Rerceretnam, Stott and Wang

                           

                            Ms V Chan         General Manager

                            Ms N Kettle         Director Corporate and Community Services

                            Mr P Sarin          Director Planning and Environment

                            Mr S Joannidis   Director Works and Infrastructure

                            Mr G McMahon  Chief Financial Officer

                            Ms G Rennard    Manager Governance                                                      

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF LOCAL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY

 

"Let us acknowledge that we are meeting on country for which the members and elders of the local Aboriginal community have been custodians for many centuries, and on which Aboriginal people have performed age old ceremonies. We acknowledge their living culture and unique role in the life of this region."

 

 

APOLOGIES    

 

B21/11               RESOLVED                                  Kennedy/Cassidy

 

An apology for non attendance was received and accepted from Councillor Kelso 

 

B22/11               RESOLVED                                  Wangmann /Cassidy

 

An apology for non attendance was received and accepted from Councillor Adams

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

No disclosures were made.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

B23/11

RESOLVED                                  Mansour/Rerceretnam

 

That the minutes of the Budget and Operations Review Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 22 March 2011 be confirmed.

 

      Staff Reports

 

 

SUNDRY GRANTS -  REQUESTS TO COUNCIL FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. Gerard Howard - Manager Community Services. Report Submitted.

(12/05/11)                                               Financial Assistance - Council Grants

                               h:\reports.bp\Committees\Reports\BOR240511SR_5.doc

                                                                                                 BOR 8.1 Attached

 

B24/11

RESOLVED                                  Mansour/Cassidy

 

1/4    That Council note the information contained in this report.

 

2/4    That Council note the request for financial assistance from the Australian Paralympic Committee.

 

3/4    That Council provide $150 to St Joan of Arc School for their Annual Fete.

 

5/5    That Council provide $150 to Ashfield resident Liam Erby to assist with his expenses in representing Australia at the American Football World Cup in Austria.

 

 

 

THIRD QUARTER REVIEW AGAINST THE MANAGEMENT PLAN 2010-2014. Gabrielle Rennard - Manager Governance. Report Submitted with attachment 1.

(16/05/11)                                               Governance>Management Plan 2010

                               h:\reports.bp\Committees\Reports\BOR240511SR_6.doc

                                                                                                 BOR 8.2 Attached

 

B25/11

RESOLVED                                  Lofts/ Rerceretnam

 

1/2              That Council's performance over the 3rd Quarter 2010/14 be noted.

 

2/2              That a scope for a parking and traffic study of the Ashfield                    LGA be produced and submitted to Council within three                    months

 

 

 

THIRD QUARTER BUDGET REVIEW. Glenn McMahon - Chief Financial Officer. Report Submitted with attachments 1 and 2.

(17/05/11)    Financial Management > Quarterly Reviews > Budget Quarterly Reviews 2010-11

                               h:\reports.bp\Committees\Reports\BOR240511SR_7.doc

                                                                                                 BOR 8.3 Attached

B26/11

RESOLVED                                  Drury/Kennedy

 

That Council adopt the recommended Third Quarter Budget Review variations specifically:

 

i)          Adjust the forecast end of year surplus to $100,000; and

ii)         Remaining funds of $142,000 be transferred to the internal restriction for the Civic Centre Restoration.

 

 

 

PROVISION OF BANKING SERVICES. Glenn McMahon - Chief Financial Officer. Report Submitted.

(21/04/11)                             Financial Management/Banking/Banking Advice

                               h:\reports.bp\Committees\Reports\BOR240511SR_3.doc

                                                                                                 BOR 8.4 Attached

 

B27/11

RESOLVED                                  Kennedy/Wang

 

That the Budget and Operations Review Committee note this information.

 

 

 

GOODS & SERVICES TAX CERTIFICATE. Ramani Sathananthan - General Ledger Coordinator. Report Submitted with attachment 1.

(20/04/11)                                      Financial Management>Tax>GST 2010/11

                               h:\reports.bp\Committees\Reports\BOR240511SR_2.doc

                                                                                                 BOR 8.5 Attached

 

B28/11

RESOLVED                                  McKenna/Mansour

 

That Council resolve to sign the Goods and Services Tax Certificate and forward this to the Department of Local Government.

 

 

 

INVESTMENT REPORT AS AT 31 MARCH 2011. Ramani Sathananthan - General Ledger Coordinator. Report Submitted with attachments 1 to 3.

(20/04/11)                       Financial Management>Reports>Investment Report

                               h:\reports.bp\Committees\Reports\BOR240511SR_1.doc

                                                                                                 BOR 8.6 Attached

 

B29/11

RESOLVED                                  McKenna/Drury

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

 


 

 

INVESTMENT REPORT AS AT 30 APRIL 2011. Ramani Sathananthan - General Ledger Coordinator. Report Submitted with attachments 1 to 3.

(09/05/11)                       Financial Management>Reports>Investment Report

                               h:\reports.bp\Committees\Reports\BOR240511SR_4.doc

                                                                                                 BOR 8.7 Attached

 

B30/11

RESOLVED                                  Mansour/Wang

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

  

    

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

                              Nil

 

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 10.50PM

 

 

Chairperson of the meeting of Budget and Operations Review Committee Meeting

when the Minutes were confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

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