Extraordinary Council Meeting Minutes                                                             19 May 2020

  MINUTES OF Narrabri Shire council
Extraordinary Council Meeting
HELD AT THE
Narrabri Shire Council Chambers, 46-48 Maitland Street, Narrabri
ON
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 AT 1.10 pm

 

PRESENT:                 Cr Catherine Redding (Mayor), Cr Maxine Booby, Cr Ron Campbell, Cr Ron Campey, Cr Lloyd Finlay, Cr Robert Kneale, Cr Annie McMahon.

IN ATTENDANCE:     Stewart Todd (General Manager), Darren Raeck (Director Infrastructure Delivery), Lindsay Mason (Director Corporate Services), Daniel Boyce (Executive Manager Planning and Environment), Delece Hartnett (Administration).

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

Members and officers were upstanding for the opening prayer that was read by the Mayor, Cr Cathy Redding.

2            Acknowledgement of Country

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

3            Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

Minute  065/2020

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell             Seconded:       Cr Robert Kneale

That the apology from Cr Cameron Staines be received and accepted.

 

In Favour:        Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Robert Kneale and Annie McMahon

Against:           Nil

carried 7/0

 

4            Declaration of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

·         Nil

 

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

·         Nil

6            Our Civic Leadership

6.1         Operational and Service Plan Quarterly Report - March 2020

Minute  066/2020

Moved:       Cr Annie McMahon         Seconded:       Cr Robert Kneale

That Council adopt the March 2020 Quarterly Operational and Service Plan Report, as attached, detailing Council’s progress in meeting its actions, capital works and key performance measures.

 

In Favour:        Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Robert Kneale and Annie McMahon

Against:           Nil

carried 7/0

 

 

Minute  067/2020

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale             Seconded:       Cr Annie McMahon

That Council move into Committee of the Whole at 1.29pm.

 

In Favour:        Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Robert Kneale and Annie McMahon

Against:           Nil

carried 7/0

 

Minute  068/2020

Moved:       Cr Robert Kneale             Seconded:       Cr Annie McMahon

That Council move out of Committee of the Whole, and return to the Extraordinary Council Meeting at 2.00pm.

 

In Favour:        Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Robert Kneale and Annie McMahon

Against:           Nil

carried 7/0

 

6.2         Draft 2020/2021 Operational Plan

Recommendation

1.   That Council endorse the following draft documents for public exhibition for a minimum period of 28 days pursuant to the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993:

a.   Draft 2020/2021 Operational Plan.

b.   Draft 2020/2021 Revenue Policy.

c.   Draft 2020/2021 Fees and Charges.

d.   Draft 2020/2021 Operational Budget.

e.   Draft 2020/2021 Capital Works Program.

2.   That Council place on exhibition the draft documents (a. – e. above) for a period of at least 28 days, during the exhibition period call for and accept submissions from the public on the draft documents.

Minute  069/2020

Moved:       Cr Ron Campbell             Seconded:       Cr Ron Campey

 

That Council reconvene for a second Extraordinary Council Meeting within three (3) business days to further consider a revised suite of Draft 2020/2021 Integrated Planning & Reporting documents, incorporating a proposed freeze on rates and charges.

 

In Favour:        Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Robert Kneale and Annie McMahon

Against:           Nil

carried 7/0

 

 

6.3         Quarterly Budget Review Statement - March 2020

Minute  070/2020

Moved:       Cr Annie McMahon         Seconded:       Cr Lloyd Finlay

That Council adopt the Quarterly Budget Review Statement for the period ended 31 March 2020 as the revised Budget estimates for the year ended 30 June 2020 and the Operational Plan and Capital Works Plan be amended accordingly.

 

In Favour:        Crs Catherine Redding, Maxine Booby, Ron Campbell, Ron Campey, Lloyd Finlay, Robert Kneale and Annie McMahon

Against:           Nil

carried 7/0

 

 

7            Meeting Closed

The Meeting closed at 2.16pm.

 

The minutes of this meeting are scheduled to be confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Narrabri Shire Council held on 26 May 2020.

 

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CHAIRPERSON