MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 27 August 2014

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Ned Mannoun

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Harle

Councillor Ristevski

Councillor Shelton

Councillor Stanley

Mr Carl Wulff Chief Executive Officer

Mr Mathew Walker, Acting Chief Financial Officer

Ms Toni Averay, Director Planning and Growth

Ms Kiersten Fishburn, Director Community and Culture

Mr Gino Belsito, Director City Presentation

Mr Michael Cullen, Director Economy and Engagement

 

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The meeting commenced at 6.03pm.

 

 

OPENING                              6.03pm

PRAYER                               The prayer of the Council was read by Reverend Phil Hanbury from the South Western Community Baptist Church.

APOLOGIES                         Clr Karnib, Clr Mamone and Clr Waller

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid              Seconded: Clr Shelton

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 

CONDOLENCES – Mr Emmanuel Tsardoulias

The following information was read by Clr Stanley on behalf of Clr Waller.

It is with great sadness that we remember here this evening the life of  Emanuel Tsardoulias. Emanuel passed away on Saturday the 16th of August after a long but valiant struggle with cancer. Emanuel was 38. Emanuel worked at Liverpool Council within the Economic Development Unit in the 90s. Emanuel and the team in which he worked strove for the acknowledgement of Liverpool as a regional centre. Emanuel remained passionate about Liverpool, and its future up to his untimely death. When Emanuel passed away he was a councillor on Marrickville Council. Emanuel had been Dep. Mayor of Marrickville from 2012 to 2013. A post he held with great pride and compassion. Emanuel has been described as larger than life, an everlasting optimist and anyone that knew Emanuel would say this was so. Emanuel was also passionate about his community and was dedicated to the improvements in the quality of life of residents. When Emanuel was first diagnosed with cancer he lost the sight in one eye, he faced this loss and the battle with cancer with great humility and great determination, he saw this this as not a setback but something he would overcome. He was remarkably positive about his future and was thankful for his life. He married and recently became a father to twin boys Stephen and Dimitri. This role he relished saying that this was the best thing he had ever done, he doted on his new role, his children and his partner.

Sadly his battle with cancer came to an end on Saturday leaving behind his wife Zoi, and his cherished twin boys.

A bright and glowing light within our community and that of Marrickville has gone out. His funeral was held at the Greek Orthodox Parish of St Nicholas Church Marrickville on Friday the 22nd of August.

 

Motion:                                   Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council express its deepest condolences for the recent passing of Mr Emanuel Tsardoulias and a letter of condolence be sent to his family.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

Confirmation of Minutes

Motion:                                   Moved: Clr Hadid       Seconded:Clr Balloot

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 30 July 2014 be confirmed as a true record of that meeting.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

Declarations of Interest

 

Clr Stanley declared a pecuniary interest for the following Item:

 

Item DPG 01          Proposed Amendment 38 Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 Phase 3 Land Reclassifications and Rezonings

Reason:                Clr Stanley owns property in the area of one of the proposed parcels of land for sale.

 

Clr Stanley left the Chambers for the duration of this Item.

 

 

Clr Stanley declared a non-pecuniary, significant interest in the following Item:

 

Mayoral MinuteSponsorship Team Gong Ballistic

Reason:                Someone significant in Clr Stanley’s life was seriously affected with multiple sclerosis.

 

Clr Stanley left the Chambers for the duration of this Item.

 

 

Clr Harle declared a non-pecuniary, significant interest in the following Item:

 

Item DCC 01:         Request for fee waiver - Liverpool Action Group

Reason:                Clr Harle is a member of the Liverpool Action Group.

 

Clr Harle left the Chambers for the duration of this Item.

 

 

Clr Hadchiti declared a non-pecuniary, less than significant interest in the following Item:

 

Mayoral MinuteSponsorship Team Gong Ballistic

Reason:                A friend of Clr Hadchiti has multiple sclerosis.

 

Clr Hadchiti left the Chambers for the duration of this Item.

 

 

Mayor Ned Mannoun declared a non-pecuniary, less than significant interest in the following Item:

 

Item CFO 06:         Tender WT2307 - Construction of eight townhouses at 39 Heckenberg Avenue, Sadlier

Reason:                One of the tenderers is the builder of Mayor Mannoun’s home. Mayor Mannoun will leave the room during this item.

 

Mayor Mannoun left the Chambers for the duration of this item.

 

Public Forum

(Presentation – items not on agenda)             

Nil

 

(Representation – items on agenda)

 

1.    Mr Ozden Mustafa addressed Council on the following item:

 

Item DAD 01 - DA-1198/2013 - Partial demolition and alterations and additions to the existing dwelling; use of the dwelling as a child care centre; and installation of signage at 4 Bungarra Crescent Chipping Norton.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That a two minute extension of time be given to Mr Ozden Mustafa.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 

2.    Ms Briona Jocic addressed Council on the following Item:

 

Item DPG 04 - Draft LLEP 2008 Amendment No 32 (Housekeeping) Post Exhibition Report.

 


 

Mayoral Minute

Subject: Mayoral Charity Ball 2014

Last Saturday 23 August 2014, Council hosted the very successful Mayoral Charity Ball. The Mayoral Ball made a welcome return after many years absence and was attended by nearly 400 guests. By most measures the Mayoral Ball was a great success and I am very pleased to say that whilst we are tallying final costs and revenues, the event exceeded our ambitious target of raising $50,000 to be shared evenly between two great and worthy causes; the Cancer Wellness centre and Youth Adult Disability Association.

 

When Councillor Peter Ristevski proposed the Mayoral Ball to the Council I was aware of the huge undertaking a successful Mayoral Ball could be. I was also aware of the yearning in the community of Liverpool for a social event that could be a highlight on the Liverpool calendar and allow our city to celebrate our growing successes and the heroes within our community.

 

I would like to thank the Council staff that worked together to make the event such a success, particularly Alyson Infanti and Alexie Bull amongst a great team effort. I would also like to thank Councillor Peter Ristevski for suggesting the reinstatement of an annual ball and for his role in organising sponsorship and the entertainment. On behalf of Council, I wish to also thank all those who attended, particularly the sponsors of the Ball.

 

The success of the 2014 Mayoral Charity Ball demonstrates the desire within the community for such an important marquee event and strong support not only for the worthy charities but for the ongoing work of this Council. I therefore propose to establish the Mayoral Charity Ball as an annual event to be held in or around August each year.

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council:

 

1.    Acknowledge the success of the 2014 Mayoral Charity Ball which has successfully raised over $50,000 toward two local causes.

 

2.    Presents the proceeds of the ball to the Cancer Wellness Centre and Youth Adult Disability Association at a suitable occasion.

 

3.    Acknowledges all who contributed to the success of the Ball including Council staff, sponsors, the entertainers Altiyan Childs, Ballina Gee and the High Rollers Big Band, as well as the MC Joel Caine.

 

4.    Thank the sponsors; Abacas Group, TAFE South Western Sydney Institute, Masters. PWC, Casula Mall, Peter Warren Automotive, Chan & Naylor, the Liverpool Catholic Club and Direct Freight Express.

 

5.    Initiate an annual Mayoral Charity Ball to be held in August of each year and delegate to the CEO to make appropriate organisational arrangements and resourcing to ensure its ongoing success and viability as a highlight of the Liverpool calendar and a showcase of our community’s worthy causes and talent.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 


Clr Hadchiti and Clr Stanley left the Chambers at 6.23pm.

Mayoral Minute

Subject: Sponsorship Team Gong Ballistic

 

The MS Gong Ride has, over its 32 year history become a Sydney cycling tradition. More importantly, the event has raised over $30 million to support people with Multiple Sclerosis since 1980.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is by all accounts an utterly debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system that can interfere with the transmission of nerve impulses throughout the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.

There are many in our local community living with this terrible disease, one of whom is Steven Ruhs. Steven’s sister Tina is organising a Liverpool based team called Gong Ballistic. Council has been approached to sponsor this team.

I understand that last year they were the 3rd highest team in terms of sponsorship money raised. Only SBS-BA Cycling and the Westpac Group both of which are much larger teams in comparison were able to raise more money.

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council:

 

1.    Acknowledges the important work of MS Australia and the assistance the organisation provides in the community. 

 

2.    Congratulates all participants in the MS Gong Ride 2014.

 

3.    Approves gold level $2000.00 sponsorship of the Team Gong Ballistic in the MS Gong Ride, 2 November 2014.

 

4.    Supports the sponsorship with appropriate media and communications activity.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clr Hadchiti and Clr Stanley returned to the Chambers at 6.25pm.

 

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel Report

 

ITEM NO:      IHAP 01

FILE NO:        151635.2014

SUBJECT:     DA-589/2013 Construction of a six storey residential flat building comprising 17 residential units, and two levels of basement car park; demolition of existing structures and tree removal at 83 Campbell Street, Liverpool

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve Development Application No. DA-589/2013 subject to the revised recommended conditions attached to the report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                               Clr Balloot

                                               Clr Hadchiti

                                               Clr Shelton

                                               Clr Hadid

                                                         Clr Harle

                                               Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:                        Clr Stanley

 


ITEM NO:      IHAP 02

FILE NO:        175913.2014

SUBJECT:     DA-851/2013 - Construction of a boarding house at 16 Collinsville Place, Miller

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves the application DA-851/2013, subject to the recommended conditions attached to the IHAP report and the following amendments to the Draft Determination Notice considered by IHAP:

 

Amend Draft Condition 5 to read as follows:

 

Rear Windows

 

5.  The windows on the rear elevation shall be reconfigured to increase the area of the window and reduce the sill height to 900mm. Amended plans shall be submitted to the satisfaction of Council’s Service Manager, Development Assessment.

 

To insert two additional conditions as follows:

 

Privacy

 

The windows on the western elevation adjacent to the stairwell must be obscure glazed on the bottom four rows. Details are to be submitted to the PCA with the Construction Certificate application.

 

The outdoor covered seating area shall be screened by a 1.5 metre high screen to the full width of the southern elevation. Details are to be submitted to the PCA with the Construction Certificate application.   

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded:  Clr Harle

 

1.    That Council refuse the DA 851/2013 for the following reasons:

 

a.    The proposal is inconsistent with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000, as an agreement in writing from the adjoining owners granting consent for the creation of an easement for disposal of downstream drainage onto their property has not been provided with the application.

 

 

 

 

b.    The application contains inadequate information to determine whether the proposed development is consistent with Section 79C(1)(b)(c) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as a  geotechnical report prepared by a qualified and practising geotechnical engineer has not been submitted.

 

c.    The proposal is inconsistent with Clause 30(1)(h) of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009, as two (2) motorcycle parking spaces are required to be provided for the proposed development and this has not been provided on the application.

 

d.    The proposed development is not in the public interest.

 

2.    Council recommend to the applicant to consider a multi unit dwelling on the site as opposed to a boarding house, noting the potential non compliances.

 

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved:Clr Stanley               Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (by Clr Hadid) was declared CARRIED and the

foreshadowed motion lapsed.

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                               Clr Balloot

                                               Clr Hadchiti

                                               Clr Hadid

                                               Clr Harle

                                               Clr Ristevski

 

Vote against:                        Clr Shelton

                                               Clr Stanley

 


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ITEM NO:      IHAP 03

FILE NO:        178250.2014

SUBJECT:     DA-65/2014 Construction of eight attached 2-storey dwellings; and re-subdivision of land to create eight Torrens title lots at Hugh Terrace and Windsock Avenue, Middleton Grange

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Approve the application DA-65/2014, subject to the recommended conditions attached to the IHAP Report, and the following amendments to the Draft Determination Notice as recommended by IHAP:

 

Add Draft Conditions 20a and 47a to read as follows:

 

B.   PRIOR TO ISSUE OF A CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE

 

Amended Landscape Concept Plan – Street Trees

 

20a.     An amended landscape concept plan is to be submitted to the satisfaction of Council which includes incorporation of twelve (1) street trees, to be planted at appropriate intervals.  The species is to be selected in consultation with Council’s landscape architect.  Details are to be shown on the construction certificate plans.

 

D.   DURING CONSTRUCTION

 

47a.     Twelve (12) street trees are to be planted at appropriate intervals, in accordance with the amended landscape concept plan.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded:  Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 


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Clr Stanley left the Chambers at 6.47pm.

Development Application Determination Report

 

ITEM NO:      DAD 01

FILE NO:        184877.2014

SUBJECT:     DA-1198/2013 - Partial demolition and alterations and additions to the existing dwelling; use of the dwelling as a child care centre; and installation of signage at 4 Bungarra Crescent Chipping Norton

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the application DA-1198/2013, subject to the recommended conditions attached to the IHAP Report and the following amendments to the Draft Determination Notice considered by IHAP:

 

Amend Draft Condition 1 to read as follows:

 

1.      Development the subject of this determination notice must be carried out strictly in accordance with Development Application No. DA-1198/2013 lodged on 24 October 2013 and accompanying plans and reports listed below and stamped DA-1198/2013, except where modified by the undermentioned conditions and amendments contained within this condition:

 

Description

Issue

Job No

Sheet

Date

Prepared By

DA01 - Cover Page, Site Analysis & Site/Roof Plan

B

13011

1 of 5

28 March 2014

De Angelis Taylor + Associates

DA02 - Ground Floor Plan & Sections

B

13011

2 of 5

28 March 2014

De Angelis Taylor + Associates

DA03 -Elevations & Street Elevation

B

13011

3 of 5

28 March 2014

De Angelis Taylor + Associates

DA04 - Demolition Plan & Earthworks Plan

B

13011

4 of 5

28 March 2014

De Angelis Taylor + Associates

L-01 - Landscape Plan

B

3442b

 

24 March 2014

Ray Fuggle Associates

Exterior Finishes Schedule

C

13011

-

n.d.

De Angelis Taylor + Associates

Childcare Centre Noise Assessment

-

20130747.1

-

26 August 2013

Acoustic Logic

 

 

 

          The following design amendments are required:

·    A minimum of 50% of the rear yard marked on the approved landscape plan as “turf, artificial turf or wetpour rubber”, is to be comprised of permeable landscaping. This shall be situated in such a manner as to ensure the viability of the trees to be retained.

·    The two Pyrus Calleryana provided within the front setback shall be planted with a pot size of 200L.

·    Horizontal sunhoods shall be located above the front windows to the rooms marked as Foyer, Admin and Staff Room. There are to be two continuous sunhoods: one over the windows between the Foyer and the Admin room, and one over all three windows to the Staff Room. The sunhoods are to project one metre from the front wall.

·    The proposed front wall sign shall be located below the first sunhood described above.

 

Amend Draft Condition 129 to read as follows:

 

129.    The applicant is to prepare and implement an Operational Traffic Management Plan (OTMP). The OTMP shall incorporate the following:

 

·    Strategies for information advising parents and care givers of preferred route to the child care centre and the time for pick-up and drop-off, having regard to the Assessment of Traffic and Parking Implications prepared by Traffic Impact Services Pty Ltd and dated October 2013, and having regard for the peak periods of vehicle movement for nearby schools.

·    Strategies for minimising potential queuing when parents drop off and pick up children.

 

The OTMP shall be implemented on an ongoing basis.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded:  Clr Hadid

 

That Council:

 

A.    Approve the application DA-1198/2013, subject to the recommended conditions attached to the IHAP Report and the following amendments to the Draft Determination Notice considered by IHAP:

 

Amend Draft Condition 1 to read as follows:

 

1.      Development the subject of this determination notice must be carried out strictly in accordance with Development Application No. DA-1198/2013 lodged on 24 October 2013 and accompanying plans and reports listed below and stamped DA-1198/2013, except where modified by the undermentioned conditions and amendments contained within this condition:

 

Description

Issue

Job No

Sheet

Date

Prepared By

DA01 - Cover Page, Site Analysis & Site/Roof Plan

B

13011

1 of 5

28 March 2014

De Angelis Taylor + Associates

DA02 - Ground Floor Plan & Sections

B

13011

2 of 5

28 March 2014

De Angelis Taylor + Associates

DA03 -Elevations & Street Elevation

B

13011

3 of 5

28 March 2014

De Angelis Taylor + Associates

DA04 - Demolition Plan & Earthworks Plan

B

13011

4 of 5

28 March 2014

De Angelis Taylor + Associates

L-01 - Landscape Plan

B

3442b

 

24 March 2014

Ray Fuggle Associates

Exterior Finishes Schedule

C

13011

-

n.d.

De Angelis Taylor + Associates

Childcare Centre Noise Assessment

-

20130747.1

-

26 August 2013

Acoustic Logic

 

          The following design amendments are required:

·    A minimum of 50% of the rear yard marked on the approved landscape plan as “turf, artificial turf or wetpour rubber”, is to be comprised of permeable landscaping. This shall be situated in such a manner as to ensure the viability of the trees to be retained.

·    The two Pyrus Calleryana provided within the front setback shall be planted with a pot size of 200L.

·    Horizontal sunhoods shall be located above the front windows to the rooms marked as Foyer, Admin and Staff Room. There are to be two continuous sunhoods: one over the windows between the Foyer and the Admin room, and one over all three windows to the Staff Room. The sunhoods are to project one metre from the front wall.

·    The proposed front wall sign shall be located below the first sunhood described above.

 

Amend Draft Condition 129 to read as follows:

 

129.    The applicant is to prepare and implement an Operational Traffic Management Plan (OTMP). The OTMP shall incorporate the following:

 

·    Strategies for information advising parents and care givers of preferred route to the child care centre and the time for pick-up and drop-off, having regard to the Assessment of Traffic and Parking Implications prepared by Traffic Impact Services Pty Ltd and dated October 2013, and having regard for the peak periods of vehicle movement for nearby schools.

·    Strategies for minimising potential queuing when parents drop off and pick up children.

 

The OTMP shall be implemented on an ongoing basis.

 

B.    That Council receives a report at the December Council meeting which:

 

1.    Provides details of child care centres approved in residential areas.

 

2.    Discusses any complaints received regarding childcare centres over the past two years.

 

3.    Recommends options to amend planning controls for child care centres to protect residential amenity which could consider the following:

 

·         Minimum lot size

·         Minimum lot frontage

·         Increased onsite parking

·         Location on roads with a pavement width of 7.2m or wider to improve parking and passing traffic

·         Location adjacent to reserves or open space to minimise the number of neighbours impacted

·         Improved acoustic requirements for buildings and fencing

·         Incorporate the Dept DOCs recommendations of where child care centres are recommended.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 


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Clr Stanley returned to the Chambers at 6.58pm.

Chief Financial Officer

 

ITEM NO:      CFO 01

FILE NO:        182314.2014

SUBJECT:     Planning Proposal Fees and Public Exhibition of Fees and Charges Amendments

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Notes the Information contained in this report.

 

2.       Endorses the proposal to increase the fee for Major Planning Proposals from $30,000 to $30,000 plus cost recovery.

 

3.       Approves the new Major Planning Proposal Fee and amendments to the Development Application fees to be placed on public exhibition for 28 days and that a further report to Council be provided with any submissions made.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved:  Clr Hadchiti            Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

1.       Notes the Information contained in this report.

 

2.       Endorses the proposal to increase the fee for Major Planning Proposals from $30,000 to $35,000 plus cost recovery.

 

3.       Approves the new Major Planning Proposal Fee and amendments to the Development Application fees to be placed on public exhibition for 28 days and that a further report to Council be provided with any submissions made.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 02

FILE NO:        182955.2014

SUBJECT:     Performance Report June

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the June 2014 Performance Report which outlines the progress of all principal activities contained in the 4-year Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 03

FILE NO:        183781.2014

SUBJECT:     Budget Review - June 2014

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the report;

 

2.       Votes to carry forward $17.476 million for incomplete works into 2014/15, comprising:

·    Reserves (External/ Internally Restricted)       $4,922,441

·    Grant funds                                                      $2,549,444

·    S94 Developer Contributions                           $7,466,329

·    General Funds                                                  $2,537,964

 

3.       Approves allocation of funds to recommended initiatives to commit the balance of $4.870 million surplus.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Foreshadowed Motion:       Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the report;

 

2.       Votes to carry forward $17.476 million for incomplete works into 2014/15, comprising:

·    Reserves (External/ Internally Restricted)       $4,922,441

·    Grant funds                                                      $2,549,444

·    S94 Developer Contributions                           $7,466,329

·    General Funds                                                  $2,537,964

 

3.       Approves allocation of funds to recommended initiatives to commit the balance of $4.870 million surplus with the exception of the last two items on page 108 of the Council Agenda as listed below:

·         $100 000 additional funds for the Night Markets.

·         $250 000 additional funds required to fund the implementation of the Liverpool Branding project.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion (by Mayor Mannoun) was declared CARRIED and the foreshadowed motion lapsed.


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ITEM NO:      CFO 04

FILE NO:        181713.2014

SUBJECT:     INVESTMENT REPORT JULY2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council That Council receives and notes this report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 05

FILE NO:        161922.2014

SUBJECT:     Classification of Lot 1 DP 1196393, Lot 1 Bigge Street, Liverpool as 'Operational' land

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council classifies Lot 1 DP 1196393, Lot 1 Bigge Street, Liverpool as 'Operational' land in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 


 

Mayor Mannoun left the Chambers at 7.15pm and Deputy Mayor Hadid took the Chair.

 

ITEM NO:      CFO 06

FILE NO:        174875.2014

SUBJECT:     Tender WT2307 - Construction of eight townhouses at 39 Heckenberg Avenue, Sadlier

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council: 

1.   Declines to accept any of the tenders for Tender WT2307 – Construction of eight townhouses at 39 Heckenberg Avenue, Sadlier and cancels the proposal for the contract;

2.   Makes public its decision regarding Tender WT2307 – Construction of eight townhouses at 39 Heckenberg Avenue, Sadlier;

3.   Agrees to sell Lot 493, 494 and 552 DP 217650, 39 Heckenberg Avenue, Sadlier, as an approved development site by placing the property on the open market for sale by way of public auction through a local real estate agent;

4.   Agrees to set the reserve price for the public auction as outlined in the confidential attachment;

5.   Authorizes the Chief Executive Officer or his nominee to negotiate the sale of Lot 493, 494 and 552 DP 217650, 39 Heckenberg Avenue, Sadlier, if not sold under the hammer, for a sale price of not less than five percent below the reserve price, on the day of auction, and execute the contract for sale to facilitate the exchange of contracts on the day of the auction;

6.   Agrees that if the property is not sold at auction it is immediately placed on the open market for sale by private treaty;

 

7.   Transfers the net proceeds from the sale to the Property Development Reserve; and

8.   Keeps confidential the details supplied in this report containing information on the submissions received and proposed sale, pursuant to the provisions of Section 10A(2)(d)(i) and 10A(2)(c)  of the Local Government Act 1993 as it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it and/or confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

COUNCIL DECISION

Motion:                         Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


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ITEM NO:      CFO 07

FILE NO:        184662.2014

SUBJECT:     Proposed Acquisition of Part Lot 201 DP 1194243, Kurrajong Road, Carnes Hill for Open Space and Drainage

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Accepts the dedication of Lots 201 and 203 DP 1194243 at no cost;

 

2.       Approves the acquisition of part of Lot 201 DP 1194243, Kurrajong Road, Carnes Hill designated Open Space and Drainage in the Liverpool Local Environment Plan 2008 for the purchase price outlined in the confidential attachment;

 

3.       Upon dedication of Lots 201 and 203 DP 1194243 and the acquisition of part Lot 201 classifies the land as ‘Community Land’;

 

4.       Notes the square metre area for acquisition is approximate and subject to final survey. Approves the acquisition on a dollar rate per square metre as outlined in the confidential attachment;

 

5.       Keeps confidential the report supplied under separate cover containing the acquisition price pursuant to the provisions of Section 10A (2) (c) of the local Government Act 1993 as this information would if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; and

 

6.       Authorises its delegated officer to execute any document, under Power of Attorney necessary to give effect to this decision.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Stanley

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.


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ITEM NO:      CFO 08

FILE NO:        184885.2014

SUBJECT:     General Power of Attorney

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.  Appoints the persons for the time being holding the position of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Public Officer, to be its attorneys, severally to exercise, subject to any conditions and limitations specified below, the authority conferred on them by section 43 of the Powers of Attorney Act 2003, to do on the Council’s behalf, anything it may lawfully authorise its attorney to do. The power of attorney is limited to the execution of documents, dealings and instruments relating to the following matters:

 

·    The creation (whether by acquisition or other means), disposal or extinguishment of an interest in land;

·    The creation, disposal or extinguishment of a right, obligation or interest other than in land; and

·    Contracts for works services and supply of goods.

 

2.  Revokes the previous power of attorney granted by Council, being Registered Book 4660 Number 962.

 

3.  Authorises the seal of Council to be affixed to the power of attorney and to the revocation of the previous power of attorney.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CFO 09

FILE NO:        188200.2014

SUBJECT:     Councillor Briefing Session Terms of Reference

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:

 

1.   Council hold Councillor Briefing Sessions regardless of the number of Councillors attending.

 

2.   The only senior staff required at the sessions will be those that are presenting on a topic.

 

3.   The Councillor Briefing Session Terms of Reference be reformatted and retitled as per the attached Councillor Briefing Guidelines to ensure consistency with other policy documents of Council.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

Amendment:                         Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That:

 

1.   Council hold Councillor Briefing Sessions where a minimum of 3 Councillors are attending.

 

2.   The only senior staff required at the sessions will be those that are presenting on a topic.

 

3.   The Councillor Briefing Session Terms of Reference be reformatted and retitled as per the attached Councillor Briefing Guidelines to ensure consistency with other policy documents of Council.

 

On being put to the meeting the amendment (by Clr Harle) was declared CARRIED.

 

Mayor Mannoun returned to the Chambers at 7.21pm and took the Chair.

 

 


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City Presentation Report

ITEM NO:      DCP 01

FILE NO:        175067.2014

SUBJECT:     Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receive the information contained in the report on the Regional Waste Strategy.

 

2.   Endorse the Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 


 

 Clr Harle left the Chambers at 7.22pm

Community and Culture  Report

ITEM NO:      DCC 01

FILE NO:        179790.2014

SUBJECT:     Request for fee waiver - Liverpool Action Group

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Approve a three-year license from 1 September 2014 for Liverpool Action Group Inc. to use the City Library Gold Room for monthly meetings.

 

2.       Approve the waiver of normal rental fees for the period of this license.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That:

 

1.    Council refuse a three-year license from 1 September 2014 for Liverpool Action Group Inc. to use the City Library Gold Room for monthly meetings.

 

2.    A report be prepared to outline why the previous fees have been waived for this group.

 

Foreshadowed motion:       Moved: Mayor Mannoun     Seconded: Clr Ristevski

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared LOST. The foreshadowed motion (by Mayor Mannoun) then became the motion and on being put to the meeting was declared CARRIED.

 

Division Called:

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun

                                               Clr Balloot

                                               Clr Hadchiti

                                               Clr Hadid

                                               Clr Ristevski

 

Vote Against:                        Clr Shelton

                                               Clr Stanley

 

 


 

Clr Harle returned to the Chambers at 7.24 pm.

 

ITEM NO:      DCC 02

FILE NO:        188290.2014

SUBJECT:     Donations, Grants and Sponsorship

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $2,100 under the Sporting Donations Program as summarised in the table below

 

Applicant Name

Amount

Luke Mills

$200

Rory Southwell

$500

South West Metro Waratahs

$500

Pending additional information confirming 75% of the team are local residents

Thomas Carroll

$200

Antonio Labbozzetta

$200

Select Dance School

$500

 

 

2.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $4,950 under the Community Donations Program (including one Community Grants application) as summarised in the table below

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Dictionary of Sydney

Accessing Liverpool Oral Histories for Georges River Project

$4,950

 

 

3.   Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel's recommendations for the provision of up to $32,200 in 2014/15 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

$5,000

Sanatan Satsang Sabha of NSW Inc

up to $7,200

International Centre for Indian Cinema

$10,000

Liverpool Domestic Violence Liaison Committee

$3,000

Wattle Grove Public School

$500

Friends of India Australia Inc (FOIA)

$3,500

Desi Media Group

$3,000

 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                         Moved: Mayor Mannoun               Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

1.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $2,100 under the Sporting Donations Program as summarised in the table below

 

Applicant Name

Amount

Luke Mills

$200

Rory Southwell

$500

South West Metro Waratahs

$500

Pending additional information confirming 75% of the team are local residents

Thomas Carroll

$200

Antonio Labbozzetta

$200

Select Dance School

$500

 

 

2.   Endorses the Financial Contribution Panel's recommendations for the provision of $4,950 under the Community Donations Program (including one Community Grants application) as summarised in the table below

 

Applicant Name

Project Name

Amount

Dictionary of Sydney

Accessing Liverpool Oral Histories for Georges River Project

$4,950

 

 

3.   Endorses the Financial Contributions Panel's recommendations for the provision of up to $51,500 in 2014/15 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program as summarised in the table below:

 

Applicant name

Amount

Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

$5,000

Sanatan Satsang Sabha of NSW Inc

$10,000

International Centre for Indian Cinema

$20,000

Liverpool Domestic Violence Liaison Committee

$5,000

Wattle Grove Public School

$500

Friends of India Australia Inc (FOIA)

$8,000

Desi Media Group

$3,000

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 


 

 Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 7.29pm.

 

Clr Stanley left the Chambers at 7.30pm.

 

Clr Balloot returned to the Chambers at 7.31pm.

Planning and Growth Report

 

ITEM NO:      DPG 01

FILE NO:        087242.2014

SUBJECT:     Proposed Am 38 Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 Phase 3 Land Reclassifications and Rezonings

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Proceed with the reclassification and rezoning of the following parcels of land:

·    124A Wonga Road, Lurnea (McCarthy Park)

·    Part of 15 Qantas Boulevard, Middleton Grange (Part of Lascondor Park)

·    8 Ferrington Crescent, Liverpool (Ferrington Park)

·    20A Frazer Avenue, Lurnea (Baker Park)

·    84A St Andrews Boulevard, Casula (St Andrews Park)

·    26 Wendlebury Road, Chipping Norton (Wendlebury Park)

·    2A Deerwood Avenue, Liverpool (Hazel Bradshaw Park)

·    22 Box Road, Casula (Mimosa Park)

·    72A Grevillea Crescent, Prestons (Acacia Park)

 

2.       Not proceed with the reclassification and rezoning of the following parcels of land:

·    9 Gunsynd Avenue, Casula (Part of Thawaral Park)

·    10 Anjudy Close, Casula (Part of Thawaral Park)

·    230 Newbridge Road, Moorebank (Part of Regan Park)

·    99-101 Rose Street, Liverpool (Part of Pearce Park)

·    12A Brain Avenue, Lurnea (Hannan Park)

 

3.       Send a copy of the Planning Proposal to NSW Planning and Infrastructure to seek a Gateway Determination to proceed with Draft Amendment 38 to Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 which includes the reclassification and rezoning of the parcels of land identified in Recommendation 2.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Balloot

 

That Council defer the matter for discussion at a Councillor Briefing and then for a report to the November Council meeting.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


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Clr Stanley returned to the Chambers at 7.38pm.

 

ITEM NO:      DPG 02

FILE NO:        156587.2014

SUBJECT:     Liverpool LEP Amendment No. 50- 900 Cowpasture Rd, Cecil Hills (Sydney Water Site)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Endorses the Planning Proposal (Amendment No. 50) to forward to NSW Planning and Environment seeking Gateway Determination.

 

2.       Subject to Gateway approval, proceeds with public authority consultation and public exhibition in accordance with the determination.

 

3.       Notes that the outcomes of public authority consultation and public exhibition will be reported to Council in the future.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That this matter be deferred for officers to provide Councillors with a street layout and further information in relation to lot sizes.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Vote for:                                Mayor Mannoun 

                                               Clr Balloot

                                               Clr Hadchiti 

                                               Clr Hadid

                                               Clr Harle

                                               Clr Ristevski

 

Vote Against:                        Clr Shelton

                                               Clr Stanley

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      DPG 03

FILE NO:        089159.2014

SUBJECT:     LLEP Draft Amendment No 49 - Removal of Flood Prone Area Mapping from LLEP

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Forwards a planning proposal to NSW Planning and Environment seeking a Gateway Determination to amend Clause 7.8 and remove the LEP Flood Prone Land Area Mapping.

 

2.       Proceeds with public authority consultation and public exhibition in accordance with the determination, subject to Gateway approval.

 

3.       Notes that the outcomes of public authority consultation and public exhibition will be reported to Council in the future.

 

4.       Proceeds with the minor amendment to the DCP which will identify flooding risk provisions applying to land at or below the flood planning area (as opposed to being identified as per the Flood Prone Land Maps within the LLEP 2008). 

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      DPG 04

FILE NO:        132481.2014

SUBJECT:     Draft LLEP 2008 Amendment No 32 (Housekeeping) Post Exhibition Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Adopt Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment No 32) and forward a copy of the attached planning proposal and supporting documentation to the Department of Planning and Environment for finalisation.

 

2.       Writes to the people who lodged submissions advising of Council’s decision.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Mannoun               Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

1.    Adopt Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment No 32) and forward a copy of the attached planning proposal and supporting documentation to the Department of Planning and Environment for finalisation.

 

2.    Writes to the people who lodged submissions advising of Council’s decision.

 

3.    Defer Lot 101, 85 Lee and Clarke Road, Kemps Creek for further consultation.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 


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ITEM NO:      DPG 05

FILE NO:        140055.2014

SUBJECT:     Public Exhibition Outcomes - Draft Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Amendment 15)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopts Draft Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (Amendment 15) in accordance with section 21 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 to come into effect upon the publication of a public notice in the local newspaper.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

 


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Committee Reports

ITEM NO:      CTTE 01

FILE NO:        047878.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 4 June 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

1.    The Minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on 4 June 2014 are attached for the information of Council.

 

2.    The Minutes identify a number of actions that require Council staff to undertake, none of which will have any financial impact on Council.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 02

FILE NO:        140010.2014

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Youth Council Meeting Notes June 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Meeting Notes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on Tuesday 3 June 2014.

 

2.       Notes that this meeting was the final meeting of the Liverpool Youth Council 2012- 2014 term and that a quorum was not present.       

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 03

FILE NO:        149367.2014

SUBJECT:     Heritage Advisory Committee Minutes 3 June 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 3 June 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 04

FILE NO:        155095.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Economic Development Committee and Events Committee meeting held 6 August 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Economic Development and Events Committee Meeting held on 6 August 2014.

 

2.    Support allocation of an additional $110,000 at Council’s budget quarterly review to effectively deliver Council’s 2014/15 events schedule.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Economic Development and Events Committee Meeting held on 6 August 2014 subject to the following correction:

 

·         The minutes be corrected to show that Clr Shelton attended the meeting.

 

2.    Support allocation of an additional $110,000 at Council’s budget quarterly review to effectively deliver Council’s 2014/15 events schedule.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 05

FILE NO:        150511.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee 12 June 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 12 April 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 06

FILE NO:        154214.2014

SUBJECT:     No Intermodal Committee Meeting Minutes of 1 July 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the No Intermodal Committee Meeting held on 1 July 2014.

 

2.   Notes the advice in this report regarding the media awareness campaign.

 

3.   Allocates $95,000 from the Intermodal Reserve to the Intermodal Fighting Fund to continue work relating to the intermodal proposals.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 07

FILE NO:        154785.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting held on 2 July 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 08

FILE NO:        154820.2014

SUBJECT:     Key Sites Master Planning Steering Committee Minutes from meeting held 1 July 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Key Site Master Planning Steering Committee Meeting held on 1 July 2014;

 

2.       Adopts the recommendation put forward in the confidential report provided under separate cover; and

 

3.       Keeps confidential the minutes supplied under separate cover containing information pursuant to the provisions of s10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 as it contains information that would if disclosed confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 09

FILE NO:        155097.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Building Our New City Committee meeting held 2 July 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Building our New City Committee Meeting held on 2 July 2014.

 

2.   Approves the following amendments to the Building Our New City Committee Charter as follows:

 

·        Amend the wording of 8.1.1 from ‘The Mayor’ to ‘The Mayor or delegate’.

 

·        Amend the wording of 8.1.2 from ‘The Deputy Mayor and one Councillor, as elected by Council’ to “The Deputy Mayor or delegate, and one Councillor or delegate, as elected by Council”.

 

3.   Approves the removal of section 5. (vi) from the Economic Development Committee charter, which reads “Manage all Town Improvement Fund (TIF), all boundaries, expenditure recommendations and strategies and other elements as per and instead of the TIF Management steering group.”

 

4.   Approves the addition of the following function to section 5 as item 5.3 to the Building Our New City Committee Charter: “Manage all Town Improvement Fund (TIF), all boundaries, expenditure recommendations and strategies and other elements as per and instead of the TIF Management steering group.”

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 10

FILE NO:        167594.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee 10 July 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Access Committee Meeting held on 10 July 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 11

FILE NO:        155308.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Tourism and Events Committee meeting held 2 July 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Tourism and Events Committee Meeting held on 2 July 2014.

 

2.   Approves the new Charter for the merged Economic Development and Events Committee with the amendment that the clause relating to the Town Improvement Fund be removed and be added to the Building Our New City Charter.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 12

FILE NO:        155312.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Economic Development Committee meeting held 2 July 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the Minutes of the Economic Development Committee Meeting held on 2 July 2014.

 

2.   Approves the new Charter for the combined Economic Development and Events Committee with the amendment that the clause relating to the Town Improvement Fund be removed and be added to the Building Our New City Committee Charter.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 13

FILE NO:        169800.2014

SUBJECT:     Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Board Minutes from Meeting 17 July 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Board meeting held on 17 July 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 14

FILE NO:        172874.2014

SUBJECT:     Local Traffic Committee Minutes of Meeting held on 16 July 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 16 July 2014.

 

2.       Adopts the following recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting:

 

          Item 1    Munday Street, Manning Street and Warwick Street, Warwick Farm - Proposed Regulatory Sign Posting

 

i.    Supports the amended sign posting scheme but the proposed pedestrian refuge is to be deleted. 

ii.    The applicant be advised of the outcome accordingly.

 

          Item 2    Kendall Drive, Casula – Traffic Management

 

i.    Supports the appended traffic scheme.

ii.    The traffic scheme be included in Council’s Minor Traffic Facilities Works Programme for implementation.

iii.   All stakeholders be advised of the outcome.

                                  

          Item 3    Westlink M7 Motorway Cities Marathon

 

i.    The event be supported and endorsed as an ongoing annual event subject to:

·    The event be classified as a Class 3 event.

·    A Road Occupancy application is to be submitted to Transport for NSW Traffic Management Centre (TMC) by the event organiser.

·    A Special Event Template is to be submitted with a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) including a Traffic Control Plan (TCP) to Council, Police and the TMC for consideration.

·    The applicant is to meet conditions specified by Council, Police, RMS and the TMC.

·    The event organiser is to submit a Schedule 1 Form (application to hold a Public Assembly) to Liverpool Police.

 

          Item 4    Main Street, Carnes Hill (Holy Spirit School) – Proposed Marked Pedestrian Crossing

 

i.    Supports the proposed permanent marked pedestrian crossing (incorporating an existing children’s crossing) in Main Street, Carnes Hill.

ii.    Supports installation of the required line marking.

iii.   The Principal of Holy Spirit School is advised accordingly.

 

          Item 5    Elizabeth Hills – Proposed Bus Route and Bus Stops

 

i.    Supports the following proposed bus routes in Elizabeth Hills: 

a.    Turn left from Feodore Drive into Newgate Boulevard

b.    Left  from Newgate Boulevard into Rosebank Avenue

c.    Turn left from Rosebank Avenue into Gowanlea Avenue

d.    Turn left from Gowanlea Avenue into Regentville Drive

e.    Turn left from Regentville Drive into Aviation Drive towards Valley Plaza.  

ii.    Request the bus company to undertake further investigation and liaise with the affected residents of the proposed bus stop along Newgate Boulevard and Council for an appropriate bus stop location to be identified.

iii.   The bus stops to include appropriate facilities in accordance with DDA requirements.

iv.  All stakeholders be advised of the outcome.        

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 15

FILE NO:        177999.2014

SUBJECT:     Street Naming Committee Meeting 5 August 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Street Naming Committee Meeting held on 5 August 2014.

2.       Advertises and if no objections are received Gazettes the names Eyre Avenue, Oxley Road and Wentworth Avenue for use in Edmondson Park.

3.       Advertise and if no objections are received Gazettes the name Range Road in Cecil Park.

4.       Writes to residents in Moorebank east of Nuwarra Road to consult with them about a possible suburb name change.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 16

FILE NO:        180560.2014

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Sports Committee Minutes of Meeting 29 May 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.       Receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool City Sports Committee meeting held on 29 May 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 17

FILE NO:        181744.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce meeting held 6 August 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Badgerys Creek Airport Taskforce Meeting held on 6 August 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 18

FILE NO:        182405.2014

SUBJECT:     No Intermodal Committee Meeting Minutes 5 August 2014

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the No Intermodal Committee Meeting held on 5 August 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CTTE 19

FILE NO:        186307.2014

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting held on 6 August 2014.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 


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Correspondence Reports

ITEM NO:      CORR 01

FILE NO:        076538.2014

SUBJECT:     Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded:Clr Stanley

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 


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ITEM NO:      CORR 02

FILE NO:        076535.2014

SUBJECT:     Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence Report

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the report.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded:Clr Stanley

 

That the recommendation be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

 


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Questions with Notice

ITEM NO:      QWN 01

FILE NO:        173510.2014

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Harle

 

As part of DA-1454/2013 Hume Hwy Hotel Casula, the proponents have indicated their intention if the DA is approved by this Council, to remove the Commercial hotel’s liquor license and poker machine allocation to their new development in Casula.

 

1.   Would the Council’s CEO urgently obtain from the owners of the Commercial hotel their intentions of its future use in regard to preserving the building of heritage importance that has been identified by Council in the following report;

 

http://www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/3155/The-Heritage-Strategy-for-the-City-of-Liverpool-2011-2014.pdf (see p12)

 

A meeting was attended by Council officers and the owners of the Commercial Hotel on 19 June 2013.  This meeting discussed adaptively reusing the Commercial Hotel as part of a development in the vicinity. There was no specific discussion on the adaptive reuse of the Commercial Hotel However, because heritage listing of the building would have to be retained. 

 

Any proposed development on a heritage listed site requires a stringent assessment to ensure the fabric of the historic item(s) is maintained, to allow the item to benefit the wider community. Any development must address the heritage aspects of the property, and should not detract from the historic fabric of the item.

 

Any DA will need to include a Heritage Impact Statement. A Heritage Impact Statement should contain a Statement of Cultural Significance, a physical inspection of the site and graphical evidence, noting any planned changes, and a review of applicable legislation. Any work should also be submitted with a Statement of Heritage Impact (SOHI).

 

2.   Would the CEO advise Councillors of the steps required to urgently seek the listing of Commercial hotel as being of State heritage significance given it is apparently  one of the last virtually intact examples of a 19th century hotels in the larger area. See http://www.weekendnotes.com/the-lost-pubs-of-liverpool-new-south-wales/ .

 

The listing on the State Heritage Register is an onerous process, and only places considered to be of significance to the state are included on this register.  Whilst the State Heritage Inventory (local listing information) for the Commercial Hotel notes the place to be of ‘state’ significance there is currently no historical information to suggest that the Commercial Hotel would attain the level of significance required to be included on the State Heritage Register.  The listing process usually takes about 6 months, depending on the workload of the Heritage Division, although it can take considerably longer.   

 

 

 

 

The process for listing on the State Heritage Register is as follows:

 

1.   Complete the State Heritage Register Nomination Form.  This will include:

a.   detailed research into the history of the hotel;

b.   physical analysis to understand the integrity of the hotel;

c.   comparative analysis to understand the rarity of the hotel state-wide;

d.   Assessment of significance and preparation of a concise Statement of Significance;

e.   Definition of the curtilage of the hotel; and

f.    Determining the thematic context of the hotel.

 

2.   Submit the completed nomination form to the Heritage Division (1 signed hard copy and 1 electronic copy of all documentation including form, photographs, maps, plans, etc). The nomination should be sent to:

 

The Director

Heritage Division

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Locked Bag 5020              

Parramatta NSW 2124

 

Soft copies can be emailed to: heritage@heritage.nsw.gov.au

 

Copies of the guidelines and nomination form for the preparation of State Heritage Register nominations can be provided if required.

 

3.   Would the CEO also ask the owners (and possibly future owners - if known) of the Commercial hotel, what effective fire protection measures they have in place to ensure the substantial heritage significance of this building to the people of NSW and Western Sydney LGA can be retained and assured.

 

In regards to Fire Safety measures, there is no specific legislation for the protection of Heritage Significant buildings. The protection measures must be based on the current and future use of the building in question.

 

The measures currently in place for this property include;

 

·    Emergency lighting

·    Exit signs

·    Lightweight construction fire rating of walls

·    Portable Fire Extinguishers

·    Fire doors

·    Fire Hose Reels System

·    Smoke Detectors and Heat Detectors

 

This is deemed appropriate in terms of the Building Code of Australia.

 

4.   Since the Carbon Tax has been abolished/repealed, can Council detail the effects on Councils’ 2014-15 budget and the overall savings.

The repealing of legislation that gave effect to Carbon Price Mechanism (CPM) became effective from 1st July 2014.

 

On implementation, the CPM impacted both directly and indirectly on the following four major groups of Councils income and expenditure.

 

i.    Rates Income: The Independent Pricing & Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) included in the 2012/13 rate peg a component for a carbon price advance of 0.4%. The rate pegs for 2013/14 and 2014/15 included negative adjustments of 0.1% and 0.3% respectively. The Council envisages that there will be no forward year budget impacts from abolition of CPM. However, is dependent on the position IPART takes when setting rate peg for 2015/16.

ii.    Electricity Costs – The Council has budgeted $4.586 million in 2014/15 for electricity charges. This is inclusive of estimated $1.7 million for electricity infrastructure (poles & wires) costs which does not have any carbon tax component. The Council estimates about $335k reduction in electricity charges resulting from abolition of carbon tax. However, increase in electricity usage due to installation of additional street lights in the LGA and security lighting in CBD area is expected to surpass this potential budget savings.

iii.    Materials & Contracts – The Council anticipates suppliers to adjust their prices for carbon tax, however, has no control over their pricing structure and strategy. As the carbon tax component pass through charge was not visible on supplier invoices, it’s difficult at this stage to quantify Council’s budget savings from any reduction in prices for construction materials. In 2011, IPART estimated the impact of carbon tax for road, footpath, kerbing, drainage and building materials at 0.45%.The Council in 2014/15 budgeted $50.646 million for general materials cost. Using the IPART percentage and subject to suppliers passing their cost savings, the Council estimates a budget savings of $503k.

iv.   Waste Management – Statistics on domestic waste collection show that 46,747 tonnes of waste was collected in 2013/14 and sent to landfill. The Councils contractor, on average, passed through a carbon tax charge of $9.50 per tonne. Based on this, the Council estimates $444k of cost savings in 2014/15. ACCC expects Councils to pass this cost savings to the ratepayers. Council will review its DWM Reserve and funding needs for its future domestic waste management plans and make appropriate adjustments when setting 2015/16 DWM fees.

 

These areas will be closely monitored and any savings realized will be recognised in quarterly reviews.

 

 


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ITEM NO:      QWN 02

FILE NO:        173514.2014

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Shelton

 

With respect to 'Liverpool Listens' please provide the following:

 

1.   Current number of enrolments and if available:

 

3764 people have visited the Liverpool Listens site since its launch in May this year. Of these, 3682 have then looked at a specific project.

Further analytics can be provided about how people have interacted with the site. However the detail on location, age or gender difference can only be provided for the people who have registered.

 

There are currently 127 people registered on Liverpool Listens as at 4/8/14.

 

a)   breakdown between North and South Wards

 

North Ward

57

South Ward

58

Out of LGA

5

(Please note that not everyone responded to this question)

 

b)   breakdown between females and males;

 

Females

73

Males

54

 

c)   breakdown according to age bracket.

 

16-24 years

6

25-35 years

27

36-45 years

39

46-55 years

26

56-65 years

18

65+ years

10

 

126

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.   Breakdown according to areas of interest as nominated by respondents.

 

Area of Interest

Count

% of responses

New infrastructure (parks, playgrounds, community facilities, major roads and drainage projects)

104

17%

Council plans or policies (e.g. Growing Liverpool 2023, Delivery Program and Operational Plan and Budget, Liverpool Local Environment Plan, Community Engagement Policy)

89

14%

Proposed community projects or initiatives

99

16%

Council activities and events (e.g. Night Markets, Australia Day, New Year's Eve events)

90

15%

Community groups (e.g. Families, children, young people and diverse communities)

74

12%

General community issues (e.g. affordable housing, parking and waste management services)

78

13%

Council services (e.g. libraries, museum, children's services, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and maintenance)

82

13%

 

616

100%

 

(Please note that multiple responses were allowed for this question)

 

 


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ITEM NO:      QWN 03

FILE NO:        156738.2014

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Stanley

 

Please address the following:

 

1.   Have staff had an opportunity to look at the ramifications of changes and funding cuts in the Federal Budget?

 

Yes, please see details below in point 2.

 

2.   Can I be advised what the budget will mean for:

 

a)   The Pensioner rate subsidies?

 

At this stage, details regarding percentage decrease in pensioner rate subsidies are not known. Assuming a reduction of 15% (effectively putting subsidy at 40%), the financial impact on Council is estimated at $282k.

 

b)   Road upgrades and works for the next budget.

 

The decision by the Australian government to continue the Roads to Recovery Program means that Council can continue to deliver its road pavement renewal, replacement and resurfacing program, which has over the years seen a significant improvement to council’s road network.

 

However, the flatlining of the Federal Assistance Grants announced in the Federal Budget means that annual funding is being significantly eroded in real terms and is discussed in detail below.

 

c)   Any other known changes that may affect ratepayers or Liverpool plans or projects.

 

The 2014/15 budget assumed a 3% indexation to actual $9m Financial Assistance Grants received in 2013/14. The Grants Commission NSW has not released any information re 2014/15 FAG to-date, however, indications are that there will be negative adjustments. In a worst case scenario, the general purpose component of FAG may reduce by 5%, whilst the local roads component may increase by 1.5% - resulting in net $353,986 decrease in grant to Council, calculated as follows:

 

 

 

Likely

Impact

Financial

Impact

General purpose

$7,673,126

-5%

($383,656)

Local roads component

$1,978,004

+1.5%

    $29,670

Totals

$9,651,130

 

($353,986)

          

On this basis, the 2014/15 budget impact will be $643,520.

 

Both Federal and State Governments are facing budget pressures and are reviewing all their programs. Program cuts may have flow-on effect on grant funding to the Council. At this stage, no information is available.

 

 


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ITEM NO:      QWN 04

FILE NO:        190290.2014

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti

 

Council currently has a Design Review Panel in place which assesses designs on particular applications and makes a recommendation to the assessing officers.

 

1.   Has long have the current members been on this panel?

 

2.   How many applications have been though the panel over the last 6 months?

 

3.   Generally how much time is added to the assessment of a DA because of this process?

 

4.   Are detailed notes kept and circulated to all parties involved in this process?

 

5.   Do Council Officers generally make submissions to the DRP if they don’t agree with the DRP recommendations?

 

Council’s Commercial Properties

 

Can a list please be provided of any vacant council owned commercial properties and the strategy used to find a suitable tenant?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the September Business papers.

 

 


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ITEM NO:      QWN 05

FILE NO:        190382.2014

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Shelton

 

The following, on the topic of customer service, is quoted word for word from the final comments of the former Acting CEO, Mr Rob NOBLE, made during the June 2014 Council Meeting, being the last council meeting in which he was in attendance prior to his departure:

 

“Mr Mayor, the reason that I've made those suggestions to adjust those number of days for response is when I was here after only a very short time, I had a look at the statistics of the performance of the organisation in responding to Councillor action requests and it was roughly 50%. 50% achievement of responding to Mayoral requests within 2 days and Councillor requests within 5...I'm just suggesting to you and I've had conversations with several of the Councillors about the existing customer service arrangements and I believe that by putting a higher standard of response time to Councillor and Mayoral requests, then what that's going to do is ultimately and probably already has create and created a two tier customer service system - which is all great for a client who approaches the Mayor or Councillor and gets snappy action maybe at the moment 50% of the time and so that will encourage that person or anyone they speak to do exactly the same thing and so instead of going through what I believe is the most efficient overall system for the bulk of our community of going through the customer services system and having an action request which goes immediately to the relevant officer, we still will end up with a gradually increasingly number of Mayoral and Councillor requests that get dealt with pretty quickly but what's happening then is that every time you have one of those, you are basically s...wing the other 95% of your customers by putting them further down the line...further down the pecking order...”

 

1.   Please outline the actions, executive or otherwise, taken or proposed to be taken to address the concerns of the former Acting CEO, Mr Rob NOBLE. 

 

2.   To what extent do any existing motions of Council impede reform and improvement of customer service functions

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the September Business Papers.

 

    

Presentations by Councillors

Clr Balloot provided a verbal report on his recent trip to China from 20 – 26 June 2014 to attend the APEC SMETC trade mission in Yiwu and Beijing representing Liverpool City Council. Clr Balloot’s intention was to build strong relations with communities in China and the possibility of Sister City programs. Clr Balloot paid for his trip to China.

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 8.06pm.

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Ned Mannoun

Title:     Mayor

Date:     24 September 2014

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  27 August 2014. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.