Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes                          21 October 2019

MINUTES OF narrabri SHIRE council
Ordinary Council Meeting
HELD AT THE
Narrabri Shire Council Chambers, 46-48 Maitland Street, Narrabri
ON
Monday, 21 October 2019 AT 11.19 am

 

PRESENT:                    Cr Catherine Redding (Mayor), Cr Robert Kneale, Cr Maxine Booby, Cr Ron Campey, Cr Ann Loder, Cr Cameron Staines (Deputy Mayor).

IN ATTENDANCE:      Stewart Todd (General Manager), Lindsay Mason (Director Corporate Services), Chris Watkins (Acting Director Infrastructure Delivery), Delece Hartnett (Minute Clerk).

 

Proceedings of the meeting commenced at  11.19am.

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, present and emerging.

3               Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

Mayor Cr Redding, noted at this time that Cr Staines had advised he would be late to the Ordinary Council Meeting due to his current involvement with local bushfires and Rural Fire Service duties.

Minute  233/2019

Moved:       Cr Ron Campey                  Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That apologies from Cr Annie McMahon (vide previous Leave of Absence Resolution No. 214/2019), and Cr Ron Campbell and Cr Lloyd Finlay be received and accepted.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

4               Declaration of Pecuniary and Non- Pecuniary Interests

Nil.

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

Nil.

6               Presentations

Presentation requests received to date:

Nil.

7               Confirmation of Minutes

Minute  234/2019

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That the minutes of Ordinary Meeting of the Narrabri Shire Council held on 24 September 2019 comprising Minute Nos 201/2019 to 230/2019 as circularised be confirmed and signed as a correct record by the Mayor.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

Minute  235/2019

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That the minutes of Extraordinary Council Meeting of the Narrabri Shire Council held on 17 October 2019 comprising Minute Nos 231/2019 to 232/2019 as circularised be confirmed and signed as a correct record by the Mayor.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

8               Mayoral Minute

8.1           Mayoral Minute - Mayoral Appointments for September/October 2019

Minute  236/2019

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding                          

That Council note the Mayoral Appointments for the period September/October 2019.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

9               Our Society

9.1           Report on the Central Northern Regional Library Committee Meeting held in Tamworth 4 September 2019

Minute  237/2019

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council That Council notes the report on the Central Northern Regional Library meeting held in Tamworth 4 September 2019.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

9.2           Report on the NSW Public Libraries Association (NSWPLA) North East Zone Meeting held on 19 September 2019.

Minute  238/2019

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding      Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

That Council note the report on NSWPLA North East Zone Meeting held on 19 September 2019.

Carried

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

9.3           Public Safety Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Camera Policy

Minute  239/2019

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Robert Kneale

That Council adopt the Public Safety Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Camera Policy.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

9.4           Delegates Report - Narrabri District Health Service Advisory Committee Meeting - 9 September 2019

Minute  240/2019

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council note Cr Loder’s Delegates Report from the Narrabri District Health Service Advisory Committee Meeting held on Monday 9 September 2019.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

9.5           Report requesting the abolition of overdue library fines

Minute  241/2019

Moved:       Cr Catherine Redding      Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

1.    That Council abolish overdue library fines, in conjunction with Central Northern Regional Library resolution of 4 September 2019.

2.    That Council advertise the abolition of these fines, for a period of 28 days, and invite public submissions.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

10            Our Environment

10.1         Boggabri Flood Study

Minute  242/2019

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

1.    That Council note the Minutes of the Narrabri Shire Floodplain Risk Management Committee meeting held on Wednesday 9 October 2019 and adopt their recommendation to accept WRM Water + Environment’s proposal of $125,690 (ex GST) to complete the Boggabri Flood Study.

2.    That Council’s contribution of $17,955.71 (ex GST) be drawn from its Strategic Land Use Planning Restricted Asset.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

11            Our Economy

Nil reports.

 

12            Our Civic Leadership

12.1         Capital Works Carry Forwards, Revotes and Over Runs

Minute  243/2019

Moved:       Cr Ron Campey                  Seconded:        Cr Ann Loder

1.    That Council revote in 2019/2020 an amount of $62,500, as identified in attachment 1 to this report, from the 2018/2019 capital works program.

2.    That Council carry forward to 2019/2020 an amount of $6,483,894, as identified in attachment 1 to this report, to finalise works not completed as at the end of 2018/2019 financial year.

3.    That Council create an internal restriction for the works funded from untied funding, being $230,159, at 30 June 2019.

4.    That Council reduce multi-year capital project budgets in 2019/2020 by an amount of $2,930,272, for projects that exceeded their projected votes at 30 June 2019, as identified in the attachments to this report.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

12.2         Determination of Organisational Structure and Senior Staff

Minute  244/2019

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ron Campey

1.    That Council adopt the Organisational Structure, as contained within this report.

2.    That Council determine the positions of:

a.    Director Infrastructure Delivery; and

b.   Director Corporate and Community Services;

      

              to be Senior Staff positions as per section 332 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

12.3         Operational and Service Plan Quarterly Report - September 2019

Minute  245/2019

Moved:       Cr Ann Loder                      Seconded:        Cr Ron Campey

That Council adopt the Quarterly Operational and Service Plan Report, as attached, detailing Council’s progress in meeting its actions and key performance measures for the September 2019 quarter.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

12.4         Investment Report - September 2019

Minute  246/2019

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council note the Investment Report for September 2019.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

12.5         Council's Surplus Land Disposal Program

Minute  247/2019

Moved:       Cr Maxine Booby              Seconded:        Cr Ron Campey

1.    That Council offer the following properties for Sale by Private Treaty, engaging a registered real estate agent:

a.    35-37 Dalton Street, Boggabri.

b.   103 Caloola Road, Boggabri.

c.    39 Williams Drive, Narrabri West.

d.   31-33 Vivian Street, Pilliga.

e.    77 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa.

2.    That the General Manager, following receipt of input/advice from a qualified property valuer, be authorised to approve the selling prices and/or set the reserve prices for the selling of the properties listed in Item 1 above.

3.    That the General Manager be able to negotiate the selling price, via the appointed registered real estate agent, with any prospective purchaser, noting the reserve prices set.

4.    That the Council’s Common Seal be affixed to all relevant documents, to effect the sale of the properties listed in Item 1 above.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

12.6         Acceptance of Tenders under Delegation – September 2019

Minute  248/2019

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale               Seconded:        Cr Maxine Booby

That Council note the determination of tenders under delegation for the period to September 2019.

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

Against:             Nil

carried 5/0

 

13            Confidential (Closed Council) Meeting 

Nil reports.

14            Meeting Closed

The Meeting closed at 12.10pm.

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

 

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CHAIRPERSON