Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes                             26 March 2019

 

MINUTES OF narrabri SHIRE council
Ordinary Council Meeting
HELD AT THE
Narrabri Shire Council Chambers, 46-48 Maitland Street, Narrabri
ON
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 AT 1.02pm

 

PRESENT:                    Cr Catherine Redding (Mayor), Cr Robert Kneale (Deputy 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 1.02pm.

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

Members and officers were upstanding for the opening prayer read by Mayor Redding, in the absence of a member from 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

Minute  042/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

 

That the apology from Cr Annie McMahon for her absence from the March 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting be accepted.          

 

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

4               Declaration of Pecuniary and Non- Pecuniary Interests

Nil.

 

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

Minute  043/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That 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

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

6               Public Forum and Presentations

Nil.

7               Confirmation of Minutes

Minute  044/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That the minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Narrabri Shire Council held on 26 February 2019 comprising Minute Nos 001/2019 to 041/2019 as circularised be confirmed and signed as a correct record by the Mayor.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

8               Mayoral Minute

8.1           Mayoral Minute - Mayoral Appointments for February/March 2019

Minute  045/2019  

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding

That Council note the Mayoral Appointments for the period February/March 2019.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

9               Our Society

9.1           Delegates Report - Narrabri District Health Service Advisory Committee Meeting - 11 March 2019

Minute  046/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Lloyd Finlay

That Council note Cr Loder’s Delegates Report from the Narrabri District Health Service Advisory Committee Meeting held on Monday 11 March 2019.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

9.2           Delegates Report - Wee Waa Local Health Service Advisory Committee Meeting - 25 February 2019

Minute  047/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

1.      That Council note the Delegates Report from Cr Booby from the Wee Waa Local Area Health Service Advisory Committee Meeting held on Monday 25 February 2019.

2.      That Council contact Mr David Quirk - General Manager Mehi Cluster/Hunter New England Health to discuss the provision of current medical services covering the Narrabri Shire, in particular the Wee Waa Hospital.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

9.3           Report of the Narrabri Shire Crime Prevention Advisory Committee

Minute  048/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Robert Kneale

1.    That Council adopt the Minutes of the Narrabri Shire Crime Prevention Advisory Committee meeting held on 12 March 2019.

2.    That Council sign the Protocol between Narrabri Shire Council and NSW Police.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

9.4           Northern Inland Academy of Sport Associate Partnership Proposal 2019 - Request for Council Support

Minute  049/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Cameron Staines

That Council support and endorse the proposal supplied by Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) and allocate funding in the amount of $2,000.00 (plus GST) from the Community Grants Fund.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

9.5           Request for Funding - Centenary of the Great War Book Production

Minute  050/2019

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Cameron Staines

That Council support the request from Mr Barry, for the publication of the ‘Centenary of the Great War’ book, and allocate $1,000.00 from the Community Grants Fund.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

9.6           Bellata Water Mains Replacement

Minute  051/2019  

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Cameron Staines

1.      That Council approve and allocate $314,000 from the Water Fund for the replacement of the Bellata Rising main.

2.      That Council approve and allocate $337,000 from the Water Fund for the replacement of the reticulated water main located within the Newell Highway pavement area.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

10            Our Environment

10.1         Suspension of Alcohol Free Area - Narrabri AFL Promotion

Minute  052/2019  

Moved:       Cr Cameron Staines         Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That Council suspend the Alcohol Free Area on Leitch Oval (No.3 Oval), between the hours of 12:00PM to 6:00PM Saturday 6 April 2019, for the purposes of conducting a fundraiser/promotional event for the Narrabri Australian Rules Football Club. The adjacent public road will remain an Alcohol Free Zone.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

10.2         Notice of Motion - Old Cemetery Maintenance

Minute  053/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Cameron Staines

That Council consider an increased budget allocation for maintenance at the Old Cemetery (Narrabri) in budget deliberations for the 2019/2020 financial year.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

11            Our Economy

11.1         Replacement of Road Surface Maitland Street, Narrabri

Minute  054/2019  

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Cameron Staines

1.    That Council approve and allocate a $200,000 budget for the replacement of stormwater pipes in Maitland Street, Narrabri.

2.    That Council approve and allocate $554,000 for the replacement of water main in Maitland Street, Narrabri.

3.    That Council approve and allocate $50,000 for the replacement and reconstruction of roundabouts in Maitland Street.

4.    That Council approve and allocate $900,000 for the replacement of the existing road surface on Maitland Street between Lloyd Street and Bowen Street.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

12            Our Civic Leadership

12.1         Delegates Report - Country Mayors Association Meeting -
Friday 8 March 2019

Minute  055/2019  

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding      Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council note Mayor Reddings’ Delegate Report from the Country Mayors Association Ordinary Meeting held in Sydney on Friday 8 March 2019.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

12.2         Request for Leave of Absence - Councillor McMahon

Minute  056/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Ron Campey

That Council grant leave of absence for Councillor McMahon for the period 6 March 2019 to 10 April 2019 inclusive, the period includes one (1) Ordinary Meeting(s) of Council.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

12.3         Investment Report - February 2019

Minute  057/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ron Campbell

That Council note the Investment Report for February 2019.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

12.4         2019 National General Assembly of Local Government

Minute  058/2019  

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Lloyd Finlay

1.    That Council approve the Mayor to attend the National General Assembly in Canberra on 16-19 June 2019.

2.    That Council consider putting any motion(s) to the National General Assembly in accordance with the Discussion Paper Criteria.

3.    That Council authorise the Mayor to lodge motion(s) to the National General Assembly in accordance with the Discussion Paper Criteria.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

12.5         Inland Rail Summit 2019

Minute  059/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council approve the attendance at the Inland Rail Summit 2019 to be held in Sydney on 30 April – 1 May 2019 of Cr Campbell and Cr Staines.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

12.6         Notice of Motion - Narrabri West Roundabout

Minute  060/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Cameron Staines

That Council formally write to the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Member for Barwon and the Roads & Maritime Service about the following safety concerns of the roundabout at the intersection of the Newell Highway (Cooma Road), Old Turrawan Road and Mooloobar Street:

1.    The lead-in/lead-out of the roundabout.

2.    The eastern side drainage towards the Narrabri West Public School and the associated waterway.

3.    The management of a chemical/hazardous spill due to the proximity of the Narrabri West Public School.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

13            Confidential (Closed Council) Meeting

Minute  061/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That at 2.48pm 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.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

Minute  062/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Lloyd Finlay

That at 3.30pm Council move out of Closed (Public Excluded) Meeting and that the resolutions from the Closed (Public Excluded) Meeting be read out aloud.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 8/0

 

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

Recommendation

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 should the transaction be incomplete as per Item 1 above, Council will:

a.    Continue its ownership of the property;

b.   Rescind the Contract for Sale;

c.    As a gesture of community goodwill and support, return to Nurruby an amount of $23,850.25 being equivalent to the deposit ($31,805.80) less the total rental ($7,955.54) waived for the period between 1 July 2018 and 14 December 2018;

3.    That Council note that should Nurruby fail to complete the purchase, then the asset reverts back to Council’s non-current assets portfolio, the new asset book value of 72-74 Gibbons Street, Narrabri will apply.

Minute  063/2019  

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell               Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council sell the Council owned property of 72-74 Gibbons Street, Narrabri, to Nurruby Children’s Services Incorporated, for the price of the deposit that has currently been paid; $31,805.80.

 

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

Against:             Crs Catherine Redding, Robert Kneale and Maxine Booby

carried 5/3

 

14            Meeting Closed

The Meeting closed at 3.31pm.

 

The minutes of this meeting are scheduled to be confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 30 April 2019.

 

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CHAIRPERSON