MINUTES OF THE Extraordinary Meeting

HELD ON 10 November 2015

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Ned Mannoun

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Harle

Councillor Karnib

Councillor Mamone

Councillor Ristevski

Councillor Shelton

Councillor Stanley

Councillor Waller

Mr Carl Wulff Chief Executive Officer

Mr Gary Grantham, Chief Financial Officer / Director Corporate Services

Ms Kiersten Fishburn, Director Community and Culture

Mr Gino Belsito, Director City Presentation

Mr Michael Cullen, Director Economy and Engagement

Mr Raj Autar, Director Infrastructure and Environment

Mr John Morgan, Director Property and Commercial Development

 

 

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OPENING                               6.03pm

PRAYER                                The prayer of the Council was read by Pastor Paul Mosiejczuk from Liverpool Baptist Church.

APOLOGIES                          Nil

CONDOLENCES                   Nil

Declarations of Interest

Nil

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM

 

Representation - items on the Agenda      

 

1.    Mr Raffaele Catanzariti addressed the Council on the following item:

 

Item: CFO 01 – Fit for the Future Response


Notices of Motion Of Rescission

ITEM NO:      NOMR 01

FILE NO:        292733.2015

SUBJECT:     Notice of Motion of Rescission - Environmental Planning Authority matter discussed at Council meeting 28 October 2015

 

NOTICE OF MOTION OF RESCISSION

 

That Council rescinds the resolution relating to the Environmental Planning Authority matter discussed at the Council Meeting of 28 October 2015.

 

A copy of the resolution proposed to be rescinded is shown below:

 

That:

 

1.   Council receive the verbal report delivered by the CEO and the Audit report referred to in the CEO’s verbal update be circulated to Councillors under confidential cover.

 

2.   A process be developed so that Councillors are kept informed of sensitive issues.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                   Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That the above resolution from the 28 October 2015 Council meeting be rescinded.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Stanley              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That:

 

1.    Council organise for medical testing for any staff who feel they may have been effected by matters that are currently under investigation by the EPA.

2.    Council support staff for ongoing testing and other medical or personal needs that may arise during or after this investigation.

3.    Council engage external and internal audit and industry consultants to determine Council's exposure, liability and plans to address the situation currently under investigation by the EPA and discussed previously under confidential urgency report at the Ordinary Council meeting of 28th October 2015.

 

4.    Councillors be provided with ongoing reports, the first of which at the December 2015 meeting to update the position. Councillors should however be immediately updated should matters of importance arise.

 

5.    A process immediately be developed and implemented to advise ALL Councillors of sensitive and important issues affecting Liverpool.

 

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

 


Chief Financial Officer

ITEM NO:      CFO 01

FILE NO:        294385.2015

SUBJECT:     Fit For the Future Response

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Receives and notes the six Fit For The Future options currently being assessed and

 

2.   Authorise the CEO to submit by 18 November 2015 via the Premier and Cabinet portal, Council’s Fit For The Future (FFTF) response as per Option 4 within the report of “No Amalgamation + Joint Operation (JO) with Fairfield + Boundary Change”.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                   Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Stanley 

 

That Council move into Committee of the Whole in accordance with Clause 45 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice to discuss the motion.

 

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

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council move out of Committee of the Whole.

 

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

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Waller                 Seconded: Clr Karnib  

 

1.    That Council receive and note the options presented this evening.

 

2.    That this Council continue ongoing discussions with neighbouring Councils about the possibility of coordinated services.

 

3.    Council not amalgamate with any Council.

 

4.    Council views the IPART process as being flawed.

 

5.    50 staff be released on full pay for half a day to attend the rally outlined this evening, with the composition of the staff to be divided amongst various departments of Council. Staff must not wear Council uniforms and transportation is to be at their own cost.

 

6.    That a draft of the response be circulated to Councillors before submitting it to the government.

 

Amendment:                         Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Stanley 

 

1.    That Council receive and note the options presented this evening.

 

2.    That this Council continue ongoing discussions with neighbouring Councils about the possibility of coordinated services.

 

3.    Council not amalgamate with any Council.

 

4.    Council views the IPART process as being flawed.

 

5.    That a draft of the response be circulated to Councillors before submitting it to the government.

 

On being put to the meeting the Amendment (moved by Clr Hadchiti) was declared LOST.

 

The motion (moved by Clr Waller) was then voted on and on being put to the meeting was declared CARRIED.

  


 

The meeting closed at 6.55pm

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Ned Mannoun

Title:     Mayor

Date:     25 November 2015

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  10 November 2015. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.