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MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF ASHFIELD COUNCIL HELD ON LEVEL 6, CIVIC CENTRE, 260 LIVERPOOL ROAD, ASHFIELD ON TUESDAY 26 MARCH 2013, COMMENCING AT 6:36 PM.

 

 

PRESENT         His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Mansour in the Chair and Councillors Cassidy, Drury, Lofts, McKenna, Passas, Raciti, A Raiola, M Raiola, Stott, Wang and Wangmann

                           

                            Ms V Chan        General Manager

                            Ms N Kettle        Director Corporate and Community Services

                            Mr P Sarin          Director Planning and Environment

                            Mr T Giunta        Acting Director Works and Infrastructure

                            Ms G Rennard  Manager Corporate Services

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF LOCAL ABORIGINAL 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    

 

Nil

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Raciti declared a Pecuniary Interest in item NR2/2013 as she owns a restaurant at 96 to 100 Ramsay Street Haberfield. Councillor Raciti will leave the meeting during discussion and voting of this item.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

110/13

RESOLVED                                  McKenna / Wangmann

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 12 March 2013 be confirmed and the recommendations contained in the Minutes be adopted.

 

 

 

 

111/13

RESOLVED                                  Lofts / McKenna

 

That the minutes of the Ashfield Youth Committee Meeting held on 18 February 2013 be confirmed and the recommendations contained in the Minutes be adopted.

 

 

Dissention in the Chair

 

                             MOVED                                 Passas / Raciti

 

Councillor Passas moved dissention in the Chair for not allowing the Councillor opportunity to speak. The time being 6.56pm.

 

A division was called and the voting was as follows:-

For the Motion

 

Councillors Raciti, Passas, Cassidy, A.Raiola and M.Raiola.

 

Against the Motion

 

Councillors Drury, Mansour, Lofts, McKenna, Stott, Wang and Wangmann.

 

 

The Motion was Lost

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

 

17TH CARNIVAL OF CULTURES.                                               MM12/2013

 

112/13

RESOLVED                                   Mansour

 

That letters of appreciation be sent to the sponsors for their support and letters of thanks be sent to staff and volunteers who organised the event.

 

A division was called and the voting was as follows:-

For the Motion

 

Councillors Cassidy, Lofts, McKenna, A. Raiola, Stott, Wang and Wangmann, Drury, Mansour

 

Against the Motion

 

Councillors Raciti, Passas, and M.Raiola.

 

The Motion was Carried

  

Notices Of Motion

 

 

ASHFIELD IS WHERE WE LIVE, THIS IS WHAT WE STAND FOR - BETTER TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS.

                                                                                                                NM8/2013

 

113/13

RESOLVED                         Drury / McKenna

 

That the General Manager furnish a report to Council on the most effective way to facilitate “kiss and ride” zones on both sides of Ashfield and Croydon Stations.

 

The Motion was Carried

 

 

 

 

ASHFIELD , THIS IS WHERE WE WORK AND LIVE. THIS IS WHAT WE STAND FOR; SAFE COMMUNITIES.                                             NM9/2013

 

 

Members of the public addressed the meeting.

 

Jim Casey addressed Council at 7.13pm and concluded at 7.17pm.

 

114/13

RESOLVED                                   McKenna / Lofts

 

1/4    Ashfield Council expresses its grave concern over fire station closures. Particularly, Council considers it to be unacceptable for Ashfield fire station not to be fully operational 24 hours a day.

 

2/4    That Council is especially concerned that the increased response times, resulting from fire apparatus having to travel from other suburbs, pose an unacceptable safety risk for our residents.

 

3/4    It is imperative that such a dense urban area, with many boarding houses, halfway houses, high care nursing homes, retirement villages, highly developed streets schools and hospital facilities, has a permanently operational fire station.

 

4/4    That the above concerns be directly expressed to The Hon Barry O’Farrell Premier of NSW, with copies to Mr Charles Casuscelli MP, Member For Strathfield and the Hon Linda Burney MP, Member For Canterbury and extend to them an invitation to attend Council and address these concerns.

 

A division was called and the voting was as follows:-

 

 

For the Motion

 

Councillors Raciti, Passas, Drury, Cassidy, Mansour, Lofts, McKenna, A.Raiola, M.Raiola, Stott, Wang and Wangmann.

 

Against the Motion

 

Nil.

 

The Motion was Carried

 

 

                            

Due to having previously declared an interest in item NR2/2013 Councillor Raciti left the meeting. The time being  8.01pm.

 

 

         

OUTDOOR DINING AND FOOTPATH TRADING.                      NR2/2013

 

 

MOVED                                 Cassidy  / Passas

 

That Minute No. 106/13 be rescinded.

 

 

A division was called and the voting was as follows:-

For the Motion

 

Councillors Passas, Cassidy, A.Raiola and M.Raiola.

 

Against the Motion

 

Councillors Drury, Mansour, Lofts, McKenna, Stott, Wang and Wangmann.

 

The motion was Lost

 

 

     

Councillor Passas left the meeting at 8.24pm.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION: 10.2013.018.1

204 LIVERPOOL ROAD ASHFIELD                                                   CM 10.1

 

 

Members of the public addressed the meeting.

 

Dion Manca addressed Council at 8.24pm and concluded at 8.26pm.

 

Councillor Passas returned to the meeting at 8.30pm

Councillor Raciti returned to the meeting at 8.30pm

 

115/13

RESOLVED                                   Drury / Lofts

 

That Council as the consent authority pursuant to Clause 80(1)(a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) approve Development Application No. 10.2013.18.1 for alterations and additions to Ashfield Hotel including:

 

1.   Extending the gaming room into existing courtyard;

2.   Internal reconfiguration of gaming room;

3.   The construction of a new roof over the existing gaming room;

4.   Modification to the Liverpool entry closest to adjoining property located at 198 Liverpool Rd; and

5.   Replacement of existing retractable awning located above bistro doors fronting internal courtyard with fixed metal clad awning.

 

on Lot 100 in DP: 1069001, known as 204 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield, subject to conditions as noted on pages 36 – 43 of the business paper.

 

The voting was as follows:-

For the Motion

 

Councillors Raciti, Passas, Drury, Cassidy, Mansour, Lofts, McKenna, A.Raiola, M.Raiola and Wang.

 

Against the Motion

 

Councillors Stott and Wangmann.

 

The Motion was Carried

 

 

 

RESPONSIBLE ACCOUNTING OFFICER'S MONTHLY REPORT - FEBRUARY 2013.                                                                                  CM 10.2

 

116/13

RESOLVED                         Stott / Lofts

 

That the Responsible Accounting Officer’s report for February 2013 be noted.

 

The Motion was Carried

 


 

 

 

INVESTMENT REPORT FEBRUARY 2013.                                     CM 10.3

 

117/13

RESOLVED                         Stott / M.Raiola

 

That the investment report for February 2013 be received and noted.

 

The Motion was Carried

 

 

RISK MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES.                                             CM 10.4

 

118/13

RESOLVED                                   Lofts / Wang

 

That Council adopt the revised Risk Management Procedures.

 

The Motion was Carried

 

                             Councillor Raciti left the meeting at 8.40pm

 

 

USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE COUNCIL'S RESPONSE REGARDING FOOTPATHS, DUMPED RUBBISH AND GRAFFITI.

 

                                                                                                                   CM 10.5

 

119/13

RESOLVED                                   Lofts / Wang

 

1/2    That the information be noted and that Council more widely           publicise the availability of the Snap Send Solve app.

 

2/2    That the General Manager seek advice from Councils insurance           providers with respect to any potential liability aspects of           Council utilising the Snap Send Solve app. That any response           be reported back to Councillors

 

The Motion was Carried

 

 

 

COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT GRANT SCHEME Initiative.

                                                                                                                   CM 10.6

 

120/13

RESOLVED                                   Drury / Passas

 

That Council adopts the recommendations for funding for the 2012- 2013 Annual Community and Environmental Grants as outlined in Attachment 1 on pages 93 – 97 of the business paper.

 

 

                             Councillor Raciti returned to the meeting at 8.47pm


 

 

 

MAIN ROAD LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS.                                      CM 10.7

 

121/13

RESOLVED                                   Lofts / McKenna

 

1/2    That Council proceed with the Ausgrid proposal  to replace Mercury Vapour lamps with High Pressure Sodium lamps on Main Roads in accordance with SLI recommendations as follows:

 

a)     Council accept Ausgrid’s proposal for accelerated deployment of Active Reactor HPS;

 

b)     note to Ausgrid that Council intends to quarantine selected shopping and entertainment precincts where there would be clear socio-economic benefit of high quality white light at some future stage (eg when LEDs for main roads are adopted); and

 

c)     note to Ausgrid that, Council reserves the right to suspend accelerated installations of Active Reactor HPS lighting should the NSW Energy Savings Scheme pricing fall appreciably or the scheme be substantially modified or terminated for any reason.

 

2/2    That the financial implications be noted, with a worst case scenario requiring the payment of undepreciated residual values of $96,098 for 250W and 400W lanterns and $1,666.28 for 700 W lanterns. 

 

The Motion was Carried

 

  

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

                             Nil

 

 

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 8.53PM

 

Chairperson of the meeting of Ordinary Meeting

when the Minutes were confirmed

 

 

Chairperson

 

 

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