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MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING OF ASHFIELD COUNCIL, HELD ON LEVEL 6, CIVIC CENTRE, 260 LIVERPOOL ROAD, ASHFIELD ON MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2013, COMMENCING AT 6:32 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 P Cormican  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    

 

348/13                RESOLVED                                  Passas / Drury

 

An apology for lateness was received and accepted from Councillor A.Raiola

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

No disclosures were made.

 

Councillor A.Raiola attended the meeting at 6.35pm

 

      

Staff Reports

 

 

ELECTION OF MAYOR .                                                                      ECM 8.1

 

349/13

RESOLVED                                  Drury / Wangmann

 

1/2    That the information is noted; and

 

2/2    That Council resolve that the election proceed by open voting if there is more than one nomination for election as Mayor.

 

         

The Returning Officer called for nominations for the position of Mayor.

                                     

Two (2) formal nominations were received:

 

Councillor Cassidy - nominated by Councillors Passas and Raciti

 

Councillor Cassidy accepted the nomination.

 

 

Councillor McKenna - nominated by Councillors Lofts, Mansour, Stott, and Wang

 

Councillor McKenna accepted the nomination.

 

 

The election was held by Open Voting.

 

Votes were called for the respective candidates in alphabetical order.

 

                  

The Returning Officer called for a show of hands for Councillor Cassidy

                            

Votes in support of Councillor Cassidy

 

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

 

 

The Returning Officer called for a show of hands for Councillor McKenna

                            

Votes in support of Councillor McKenna

 

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

 

 

The Returning Officer declared Councillor McKenna elected as Mayor for the next 12 months with an absolute majority of 7 votes.

 

 

 

 

OFFICE OF DEPUTY MAYOR.                                                           ECM 8.2

 

350/13

RESOLVED                                  Drury / Wang

 

1/2    That Council determines to elect a Deputy Mayor for the ensuing year; and

 

2/2    That Council resolves to elect the Deputy Mayor, by open voting if more than one Councillor is nominated.

 

The Returning Officer called for nominations for the position of Deputy Mayor.

                                     

Two (2) formal nominations were received:

                            

Councillor  M.Raiola- nominated by Councillors Passas and Raciti

 

Councillor M.Raiola accepted the nomination.

 

 

Councillor Stott - nominated by Councillors Mansour, McKenna, Wang and Wangmann

 

Councillor Stott accepted the nomination.

 

 

The election was held by Open Voting. 

 

Votes were called for the respective candidates in alphabetical order.

                  

The Returning Officer called for a show of hands for Councillor M.Raiola

                            

Votes in support of Councillor M.Raiola

 

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

 

 

The Returning Officer called for a show of hands for Councillor  Stott

                  

Votes in support of Councillor Stott

 

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

 

 

The Returning Officer declared Councillor Stott elected as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months with an absolute majority of 7 votes.

  

 

MOTION

 

351/13                RESOLVED                                                               Drury / Stott

 

That Council permit the use of photography and recording devices at this meeting.

 

The Motion was Carried

 

                             Councillor Passas left the meeting at 7pm.

    

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

Nil

 

                  

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 7.18PM

 

 

Chairperson of the meeting of Extraordinary Council Meeting

when the Minutes were confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

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