Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes                        26 February 2019

MINUTES OF narrabri SHIRE council
Ordinary Council Meeting
HELD AT THE
Narrabri Shire Council Chambers, 46-48 Maitland Street, Narrabri
ON
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 AT 1.04pm

 

PRESENT:                    Cr Catherine Redding (Mayor), Cr Maxine Booby, Cr Ron Campbell, Cr Ron Campey, Cr Lloyd Finlay, Cr Ann Loder, Cr Cameron Staines.

IN ATTENDANCE:      Stewart Todd (General Manager), Lindsay Mason (Director Corporate Services), Darren Raeck (Director Infrastructure Delivery), Daniel Boyce (Director Development & Economic Growth) and Delece Hartnett (Administration).

 

Proceedings of the meeting commenced at 1.04pm.

1               Opening Prayer by a Member of the Narrabri Minister’s Fraternal

Members and officers were upstanding for the opening prayer by Ps Travis Lions of Christian Outreach Centre Narrabri, in association with the Narrabri Ministers Fraternal.

2               Acknowledgement of Country

The Mayor acknowledged the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Council met, the Kamilaroi people, and paid her respects to Elders past and present.

3               Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

Apologies

Minute  001/2019  

Moved:       Cr Lloyd Finlay                   Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That apologies from Cr Robert Kneale and Cr Annie McMahon for their absence from the February 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting be accepted.

 

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

4               Declaration of Pecuniary and Non- Pecuniary Interests

Councillors are reminded of their obligation to declare their interest in any matters listed before them.

In considering your interest, you are reminded to include pecuniary, non-pecuniary and conflicts of interest as well as any other interest you perceive or may be perceived of you.

Councillors may declare an interest at the commencement of the meeting, or alternatively at any time during the meeting should any issue progress or arise that would warrant a declaration.

Councillors must state their reasons in declaring any type of interest.

 

COUNCILLOR

ITEM NUMBER

PECUNIARY/

NON-PECUNIARY

REASON

Cr Finlay

10.1

Non-Pecuniary, Significant Interest

Member of the Leards Forest Precinct Environmental Trust.

Cr Finlay

10.2

Non-Pecuniary, Significant Interest

Currently leases property off Whitehaven Coal.

Cr Campbell

10.2

Pecuniary Interest

Business Contractor for Whitehaven Coal.

 

5               Items to be Considered in the Confidential (Public Excluded) Meeting

Minute  002/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

The following matters will be considered in the Closed (Public Excluded) Meeting:

 

13.1         Nurruby Child Care Centre - Purchase of 72-74 Gibbons Street, Narrabri

13.2         Vickery Coal Mine Extension Project - Voluntary Planning Agreement

13.3         Mayoral Minute - Request to renew Contract

 

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

6               Public Forum and Presentations

Public Forum requests received to date:

·       Nil.

Presentation requests received to date:

·       Nil.

7               Confirmation of Minutes

Minute  003/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That the minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Narrabri Shire Council held on 17 December 2018 comprising Minute Nos 268/2018 to 301/2018 as circularised be confirmed and signed as a correct record by the Mayor.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

8               Mayoral Minute

8.1           Mayoral Minute - Mayoral Appointments for December 2018;  January/February 2019

Minute  004/2019  

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding

That Council note the Mayoral Appointments for the period December 2018; January/February 2019.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

Carried 7/0

 

8.2           Mayoral Minute - Clarification on the potential Planning for a Narrabri Heavy Vehicle Bypass

mOtion

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding

1.    That Council work with RMS and ARTC to put forward the views of the Narrabri Shire Community in regard to the forward planning of any potential Newell Highway heavy vehicle bypass; with Councillor’s to receive monthly updates on the progress of discussions.

2.    This resolution is intended to replace and supersede Council’s previous resolution 255/2018.

 

Moved:       Cr Cameron Staines       Seconded:  Cr Ann Loder

AMENDMENT

1.      That Council put forward the views of the Narrabri Shire Community to the interested parties/stakeholders in regard to any potential major alternations to the Newell Highway corridor within Narrabri Shire.

2.      This resolution is intended to replace and supersede Council’s previous resolution 255/2018.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

The amendment then became the motion

At 1:30 pm, Cr Ron Campbell left the meeting.

Minute  005/2019  

Moved:       Cr Cameron Staines         Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

1.      That Council put forward the views of the Narrabri Shire Community to the interested parties/stakeholders in regard to any potential major alternations within the Narrabri Shire along the Newell Highway corridor.

2.      This resolution is intended to replace and supersede Council’s previous resolution 255/2018.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 6/0

At 1:32 pm, Cr Ron Campbell returned to the meeting.

9               Our Society

9.1           Delegates Report - NSW Public Libraries Association - Annual Library Conference - November 2018

Minute  006/2019  

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council notes the delegate report for the NSW Public Libraries Association (NSWPLA) - Annual Library Conference held in November 2018.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

9.2           Delegates Report - Wee Waa Local Health Service Advisory Committee Meeting - 26 November 2018

Minute  007/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council note the Delegates Report from Cr Booby from the Wee Waa Local Area Health Service Advisory Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 26 November 2018.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

9.3           Report of the Narrabri Shire Crime Prevention Committee

Minute  008/2019  

Moved:       Cr Cameron Staines         Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That Council endorse Mr Terry Hynch as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community representative on the Narrabri Shire Crime Prevention Committee.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

9.4           Civic Art Collection - Exhibition

Minute  009/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Lloyd Finlay

1.    That Council permanently display the Civic Art Collection within the Crossing Theatre’s Exhibition Room as outlined in Option 1 and acknowledge the risks and management measures outlined in this report.

2.    That Council declare the new valuation of the Civic Art Collection and include it in the Statewide Property Mutual Scheme via Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pty Ltd.

3.    That Council seek assistance from the Narrabri Art and Craft Society in reviewing the Civic Art Collection and setting criteria for what should or should not be included or accepted to be included in the Collection in the future, and review the current stock of the Civic Art Collection.

4.    That Council make arrangements to properly frame and protect the most valuable artwork, “The Morning Ferry - Lane Cove River”, created by Lloyd Frederick Rees (1895-1988) which has been on permanent exhibition within the Crossing Theatre’s Exhibition Room since 1 November 2018.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay and Ann Loder

Against:             Cr Cameron Staines

carried 6/1

 

9.5           Notice of Motion - Potential Learning and Development Centre at Federation Farm

Minute  010/2019  

Moved:       Cr Cameron Staines         Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council consider the inclusion of the Action for the 2019/2020 Operational Plan under the Strategy ‘1.1.4 Youth of the Shire engaged and supported through the provision of adequate program and training services to facilitate the retention of our young people’; such as:

           ‘Council to undertake discussions with Cotton Seed Distributors, Sydney University,        Narrabri Shire schools and educational facilities (and other interested parties) about            jointly establishing a learning and development centre potentially located at Federation            Farm or any other alternate feasible Shire location’.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

At 2:11 pm, Cr Lloyd Finlay left the meeting.

At 2:11 pm, Cr Cr Lloyd Finlay declared a non-pecuniary significant interest in Agenda item 10.1 – Leards Forest Precinct Environmental Trust Funding Applications – November 2018, and left the meeting.

 

10            Our Environment

10.1         Leards Forest Precinct Environmental Trust Funding Applications - November 2018

Minute  011/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campey                  Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council, pursuant to the provisions of Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993, grant financial assistance from the Environmental Grant Program to the Boggabri Men’s Shed of $9,952.50.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 6/0

At 2:17 pm, Cr Ron Campbell declared a Pecuniary in Agenda item 10.2 – Submission to the Independent Planning Commission on the Vickery Coal Mine Extension Project, and left the meeting.

Cr Lloyd Finlay has previously declared a non-pecuniary significant interest in Agenda item 10.2 – Submission to the Independent Planning Commission on the Vickery Coal Mine Extension Project.

10.2         Submission to the Independent Planning Commission on the Vickery Coal Mine Extension Project

Minute  012/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council note the submission to the Independent Planning Commission on the Vickery Coal Mine Extension Project.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campey, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

At 2:21 pm, Cr Ron Campbell returned to the meeting.

At 2:21 pm, Cr Lloyd Finlay returned to the meeting.

10.3         Development Application DA23/2019 - Request for waiver of development application fees and Section 94A Developer Contributions

Minute  013/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council, having regard to the social and environmental contribution of the development to the community of Wee Waa and surrounds; waive the applicable Development Application fees and S94A Developer Contribution paid for DA 23/2019 being $2,699.81.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

10.4         Notice of Motion - Second Town Water Supply (Narrabri)

Minute  014/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campey                  Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council commence investigation into dual water supply for the township of Narrabri.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

11            Our Economy

11.1         Grant Status Report - July to December 2018

Minute  015/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That Council note the Grant Activity Report for the period 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

12            Our Civic Leadership

12.1         Delegates Report - Narrabri Gas Project Community Consultative Committee - 28 September 2018

Minute  016/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council note Cr Campbell’s Delegates Report from the Narrabri Gas Project Community Consultative Committee Meeting held on Friday 28 September 2018.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

12.2         Delegates Report - Leards Forest Environmental Trust Committee Meeting - Thursday 8 November 2018

Minute  017/2019  

Moved:       Cr Lloyd Finlay                   Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council note Cr Finlay’s Delegates Report from the Leard’s Forest Environmental Trust Inc Committee Meeting held on Thursday 8 November 2018.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

12.3         Delegates Report - Leards Forest Environmental Trust Annual General Meeting - Thursday 8 November 2018

Minute  018/2019  

Moved:       Cr Lloyd Finlay                   Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council note Cr Finlay’s Delegates Report from the Leard’s Forest Environmental Trust Inc Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 8 November 2018.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

12.4         Delegates Report - Narromine to Narrabri (N2N) Inland Rail Community Consultative Committee - 22 January 2019

Minute  019/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Cameron Staines

That Council note Cr Campbell’s Delegate Report from the Narromine to Narrabri (N2N) Inland Rail Community Consultative Committee held on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

12.5         Advisory Committee Membership

Minute  020/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Cameron Staines

1.    That Council expand the membership of Council Advisory Committees to include an additional Councillor member.

2.    That Council amend the Terms of Reference of Advisory Committees to reflect the additional Councillor Representatives, as required.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

Minute  021/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council resolve to adopt the following members being nominated onto the following Council Advisory Committees, as per table listed within the resolution below.

 In Favour:        Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0


 

 

Committee

Type of Committee

Councillor

Representative

Third nominated Councillor

Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Advisory

Cr Loder

Cr Staines

Cr Campbell

China Engagement Advisory Committee

Advisory

Cr Redding

(as Mayor)

-

Crime Prevention Advisory Committee

Advisory

Cr Loder

Cr Kneale

Cr Campbell

Floodplain Management Advisory Committee

Advisory

Cr Kneale

Cr Booby

Cr Campbell

Narrabri Airport Advisory Committee

Advisory

Cr Staines

Cr McMahon

Cr Booby

Saleyards Advisory Committee

Advisory

Cr Staines

Cr Booby

Cr Campbell

The Crossing Theatre Advisory Committee

Advisory

Cr Kneale

Cr Loder

Cr Staines

Youth Centre Advisory Committee

Advisory

Cr Finlay

Cr Redding

Cr Loder

 

 

12.6         Acceptance of Tenders under Delegation – December 2018

Minute  022/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ron Campey

That Council note the determination of tenders under delegation for the period to December 2018.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

At 2:52 pm, Cr Cameron Staines left the meeting.

At 2:54 pm, Cr Cameron Staines returned to the meeting.

12.7         Investment Report - December 2018

Minute  023/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council note the Investment Report for December 2018.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

12.8         Investment Report - January 2019

Minute  024/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council note the Investment Report for January 2019.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

12.9         Single Property - Amendment to Local Government Boundary

Minute  025/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council:

1.    Support the proposed boundary change.

2.    Seek a Council resolution from Moree Plains Shire Council that also supports the boundary change.

3.    Authorise making a joint proposal to the Minister for Local Government and His Excellency the Governor of New South Wales.

4.    Request a provision for the payment of any outstanding rates and charges to be included in a proclamation to affect the boundary change.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

12.10      Swimming Pool Barrier Inspection Program

Minute  026/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Lloyd Finlay

1.    That Council note the information contained in the report on the Swimming Pool Barrier Inspection Program.

2.    That Council endorse the Draft Swimming Pool Barrier Inspection Program to be placed on public exhibition for 28 days and submissions be invited from the public.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

12.11      Classification of Council Land - Harparary Road, Baan Baa

Minute  027/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Lloyd Finlay

That Council classify Lot 1 in DP 1247581, 45 Henriendi Street, Baan Baa (formerly part of 105 Harparary Road, Baan Baa) as Operational land in accordance with section 31 of the Local Government Act 1993.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

12.12      Classification of Council Land - Rangari Road, Wean

Minute  028/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Lloyd Finlay

That Council classify Lots 1 and 2 in DP 1244473, Rangari Road (formerly part of Lot C DP 431899) as Operational Land in accordance with section 31 of the Local Government Act 1993.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

Minute  029/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council suspend standing orders at 3.04pm.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay and Ann Loder

Against:             Cr Ron Campbell, Cameron Staines

carried 5/2

Resumption of Standing Orders

Minute  030/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Lloyd Finlay

That Council resume standing orders at 3.24pm.

CarrieD 7/0

 

 

12.13      Delivery Program 6 Monthly Progress Report - December 2018

Minute  031/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Lloyd Finlay

That Council adopt the Delivery Program 6 Monthly Progress Report, as attached, detailing Council’s progress in meeting its objectives, strategies and measures up to the December 2018 period.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

 

12.14      Operational and Service Plan Quarterly Report - December 2018

Minute  032/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council adopt the Quarterly Operational and Service Plan Report, as attached, detailing Council’s progress in meeting its actions, capital works and key performance measures for the December 2018 quarter.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

12.15      December Quarterly Budget Review

Minute  033/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That Council adopt the Quarterly Budget Review Statement for the period ended 31 December 2018 as the revised Budget estimates for the year ended 30 June 2019 and the Operational Plan and Capital Works Plan be amended accordingly.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Lloyd Finlay and Cameron Staines

Against:             Crs Ron Campey and Ann Loder

carried 5/2

 

12.16      Notice of Motion - Councillor Briefings

Minute  034/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campey                  Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That up to one (1) hour is allocated towards the beginning of each monthly ‘Councillor Briefing’ to institute a Q&A format for the benefit of Councillors to ask questions of the Executive on any operational or matters of importance.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Cr Maxine Booby

carried 6/1

 

At 5:16 pm, Cr Maxine Booby left the meeting.

At 5:16 pm, Cr Lloyd Finlay left the meeting.

 

At 5:18 pm, Cr Maxine Booby returned to the meeting.

At 5:19 pm, Cr Lloyd Finlay returned to the meeting.

13            Confidential (Closed Council) Meeting

Minute  035/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That at 5.16pm Council move into Closed (Public Excluded) Meeting of Council and that the press and members of the public be asked to leave the room whilst Council considers the following items:

13.1         Nurruby Child Care Centre - Purchase of 72-74 Gibbons Street, Narrabri

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) - (c) and (d)(i) of the Local Government Act, and the Council is satisfied that discussion of this matter in an open meeting would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest as it deals with information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business and commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

13.2         Vickery Coal Mine Extension Project - Voluntary Planning Agreement

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) - (c) and (d)(i) of the Local Government Act, and the Council is satisfied that discussion of this matter in an open meeting would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest as it deals with information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business and commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

13.3         Mayoral Minute - Request to renew Contract

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) - (a) of the Local Government Act, and the Council is satisfied that discussion of this matter in an open meeting would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest as it deals with personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than councillors).

CarrieD 7/0

 

 

 

13.1         Nurruby Child Care Centre - Purchase of 72-74 Gibbons Street, Narrabri

Motion  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Catherine Redding

1.    That Council grant Nurruby Children’s Services Incorporated an extension of time to the 30 June 2019 for complying with the Contract for the Sale of Land exchanged on 29 June 2018.

2.    That Council rescind the Contract for Sale should settlement not be completed by 30 June 2019, hence retaining the deposit paid by Nurruby on 29 June 2018 in accordance with Clause 9 of the Contract.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby

Against:             Crs Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

LOST 2/5

Minute  036/2019  

Moved:       Cr Cameron Staines        Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That Council defer the matter for review, of the three (3) options proposed within Nurruby Childcare Centre correspondence (dated 16 November 2018) to allow further discussions, at the next available Councillor workshop, with a future report to be presented to Council.

 

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

At 5:46 pm, Cr Ron Campbell declared a Pecuniary interest in Agenda item 13.2 –Vickery Coal Mine Extension Project – Volunatry Planning Agreement, and left the meeting.

Cr Lloyd Finlay declared a non-pecuniary significant interest in Agenda item 13.2 –Vickery Coal Mine Extension Project – Volunatry Planning Agreement, and left the meeting.

Minute  037/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council move into Committee of the Whole at 5.47pm.

CarrieD 7/0

 

Minute  038/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council move out of Committee of the Whole at 6.10pm.

Carried 7/0

 

13.2         Vickery Coal Mine Extension Project - Voluntary Planning Agreement

Minute  039/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

1.   That Council reject the current the Vickery Mine Extension VPA offer, for the following reasons:

a. It does not meet the Council endorsed objectives for a planning agreement concerning the Vickery Mine Extension project.

b.   Accepting the VPA offer is not in the Public Interest.

2. That Council request a  revised VPA offer that:

a.  Meets the Council endorsed objectives for a planning agreement concerning the Vickery Mine Extension project; and

b.   Is in the Public Interest.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campey and Ann Loder

Against:             Cr Cameron Staines

carried 4/1

 

At 6:25 pm, Cr Lloyd Finlay returned to the meeting.

At 6:25 pm, Cr Ron Campbell returned to the meeting.

 

13.3         Mayoral Minute - Request to renew Contract

Minute  040/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campey                  Seconded:        Cr Cameron Staines

  1. That the Narrabri Council General Manager Performance Appraisal Panel (“Panel”) comprising Mayor Cr Cathy Redding, Deputy Mayor Cr Rob Kneale, Cr Ron Campbell and Cr Maxine Booby be delegated authority to facilitate the process of negotiating renewal of the General Manager’s contract of employment and report to Council on a proposal to renew the contract from 3 August 2019 for a period of five (5) years, and the Total Remuneration Package which should apply to the renewal and the policies relating to benefits which will need to be included in Schedule A of the contract.
  2. That the Panel review the current Performance Agreement for the General Manager and develop a new Performance Agreement for the first year of the contract from 3 August 2019, that agreement to reflect the expectations and priorities of the Council for the General Manager in the first year of the new contract.

In Favour:         Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Ann Loder and Cameron Staines

Against:             Nil

carried 7/0

 

Minute  041/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Cameron Staines

That at 6.37pm Council move out of Closed (Public Excluded) Meeting and that the resolutions from the Closed (Public Excluded) Meeting be read out aloud.

CarrieD 7/0

 

14            Meeting Closed

The Meeting closed at 6:38pm.

 

The minutes of this meeting are scheduled to be confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 26 March 2019.

 

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CHAIRPERSON