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Minutes

 

OF ADJOURNED Ordinary
COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON

Tuesday 6 June 2017

AT 6.31pm

In Council Chamber, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang


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COUNCILLORS

 

RICKY KIRKHAM                            MAYOR, NORTH WARD

JOHN BUTLER                                NORTH WARD

EMILIA LISA STERJOVA               NORTH WARD

NORM KELLY                                  DEPUTY MAYOR, SOUTH EAST WARD

SAM ALESSI                                    SOUTH EAST WARD

ALAHNA DESIATO                         SOUTH EAST WARD

MARY LALIOS                                 SOUTH EAST WARD

LAWRIE COX                                   SOUTH WEST WARD

STEVAN KOZMEVSKI                   SOUTH WEST WARD

CAZ MONTELEONE                       SOUTH WEST WARD

KRIS PAVLIDIS                               SOUTH WEST WARD


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SENIOR OFFICERS

 

 

LIANA THOMPSON                          ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

RUSSELL HOPKINS                         DIRECTOR COMMUNITY SERVICES

STEVE O’BRIEN                                DIRECTOR PLANNING AND MAJOR PROJECTS

NICK MANN                                       DIRECTOR CITY TRANSPORT & PRESENTATION

HELEN SUI                                        DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

BELGIN BESIM                                  ACTING DIRECTOR PARTNERSHIPS & ENGAGEMENT

MICHAEL TONTA                              MANAGER GOVERNANCE

 


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ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

The Chief Executive Officer submits the following business:

 

1.            Opening.. 7

1.1         MEETING OPENING AND PRAYER.. 7

1.2         ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF TRADITIONAL OWNERS STATEMENT.. 7

1.3         Present.. 7

2.            Apologies.. 8

3.            Declarations of Interest.. 8

4.            Officers’ Reports.. 9

4.1         Corporate Services.. 9

4.1.1       DECLARATION OF RATES AND ADOPTION OF 2017/18 BUDGET. 9

5.            MOTION TO DEFER.. 27

6.            Closure.. 28

 

 

Note:

In these Minutes, Resolutions adopted by Council are indicated in bold text.

 

 

 


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1.         Opening

1.1       MEETING OPENING AND PRAYER

The Acting Chief Executive Officer opened the meeting with a prayer at 6.31PM.

1.2       ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF TRADITIONAL OWNERS STATEMENT

On behalf of the City of Whittlesea the Mayor recognised the rich Aboriginal heritage of this country and acknowledged the Wurundjeri Willum Clan as the Traditional Owners of this place.

 

1.3       Present

Members:

Ricky Kirkham                     Mayor (North Ward)

Emilia Lisa Sterjova             Councillor (North Ward)

Norm Kelly                           Deputy Mayor (South East Ward)

Sam Alessi                           Councillor (South East Ward)

Alahna Desiato                    Councillor (South East Ward)

Mary Lalios                          Councillor (South East Ward)

Lawrie Cox                          Councillor (South West Ward)

Stevan Kozmevski              Councillor (South West Ward)

Caz Monteleone                  Councillor (South West Ward)

Kris Pavlidis                         Councillor (South West Ward)

 

Officers:

Ms Liana Thompson            Acting Chief Executive Officer

Mr Steve O'Brien                 Director Planning and Major Projects

Mr Russell Hopkins             Director Community Services

Mr Nick Mann                      Director City Transport & Presentation

Ms Helen Sui                       Director Corporate Services

Ms Belgin Besim                  Acting Director Partnerships & Engagement

Mr Michael Tonta                Manager Governance


 

2.         Apologies

Apology

An apology was received on behalf of Cr Butler.

Council Resolution

Moved:                       Cr Lalios

Seconded:               Cr Kelly

 

THAT the apology from Cr Butler be received and leave be granted.

Carried

 

3.         Declarations of Interest

NIL or select from the following options for type of interest and delete others:


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4.         Officers’ Reports     

4.1       Corporate Services

4.1.1    DECLARATION OF RATES AND ADOPTION OF 2017/18 BUDGET

File No:                                  SU195536

Attachments:                        1        2017/18 Budget Submissions Committee Meeting Minutes

2        2017/18 Budget Submission Sheets

3        2017/18 Budget   

Responsible Officer:           Director Corporate Services

Author:                                  Team Leader Management Accounting   

 

Report

EXECUTIVE Summary

The purpose of this report is to consider the outcomes from the 2017/18 Budget Submissions Advisory Committee Meeting held on 17 May 2017 (Attachments 1 & 2) and adopt the 2017/18 Annual Budget (Attachment 3).

 

Council approved the 2017/18 Proposed Budget for advertising at the special meeting held 28 March 2017.  Following the statutory budget submission period, 29 submissions were received.  An Advisory Committee of Council considered these submissions and has recommended that 6 changes to the Draft 2017/18 Budget at a net cost of $308,700.

 

This report also includes recommended budget adjustments following recent Grant funding announcements, with a net rates budget saving of $385,000.

Background

Council resolved at its Council Meeting on 28 March 2017, in accordance with Section 129 of the Local Government Act 1989 (‘the Act’), to give public notice of its intention to adopt the 2017/18 Budget and to invite submissions on the proposed Annual Budget from the public.

In accordance with Section 223 of the Act, Council invited written submissions on the Proposed Budget.  A total of 29 submissions were received during the submission period, which closed on 5 May 2017. 

Proposal

It is proposed that Council consider the recommendations of the Budget Submissions Advisory Committee to determine whether or not they should be included in the 2017/18 adopted budget, then following this consideration, adopt the 2017/18 Budget.

Consultation

In accordance with the provisions of the Act, public notice has been given inviting submissions on the Proposed Budget for 2017/18.  A total of 29 submissions were received and considered by the Budget Submissions Advisory Committee appointed by Council.

Critical Dates

The process adopted by Council was:

Council approved 2017/18 Proposed Budget for public notice

28 March 2017

Council gave public notice

30 March 2017

Period for lodging submissions closed

5 May 2017

Special Advisory Committee of Council met to consider submissions

17 May 2017

Council meeting to adopt 2017/18 Budget

30 May 2017

SUBMISSIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

An Advisory Committee of Council comprising the Mayor, Cr Ricky Kirkham, Cr Norm Kelly and Cr Alahna Desiato were appointed to hear and consider submissions.  The Committee met on 17 May 2017 and gave each submitter requesting to be heard the opportunity to speak to their submission.

After hearing from the Submitters, the Committee considered each submission and made its recommendations, which proposes to add a net $308,700 in expenditure to fund the following items:

·    Portable change rooms at A.F. Walker Reserve ($100,000)

·    Feasibility study for a tennis facility at Doreen Recreation Reserve ($30,000)

·    Driveway and toilet facilities at 70W Regent Street, Mernda (up to $10,000)

·    Bubup Wilam Early Learning Healing Program funding for 12 months (matching current State Government contribution) ($148,000)

·    Traffic treatment in Temple Drive, Thomastown ($35,000)

·    Withdraw Council funding for Whittlesea SES as it is now fully funded by State Government ($14,300 saving)

A full summary of the budget submissions and the recommendations of the Committee are included in Attachments 1 & 2.

Other budget adjustments

Federal Government Accident Black Spot Fund

The City of Whittlesea has been successful in receiving a grant for two road safety treatment projects as part of the Federal Government Accident Black Spot Fund:

 

Site

Proposed Safety Treatments

Funds

Betula Avenue / Roycroft Avenue intersection, Mill Park

Modify existing roundabout to improve vehicle deflection on approach and provide safe pedestrian crossings at the intersection

$185,000

Station Street, between Childs Road and Heyington Avenue, Thomastown / Lalor

Improvements to infrastructure at a number of intersections and installation of asphalt road cushions.

$475,000

Total

$660,000

As the Betula Avenue/ Roycroft Avenue intersection improvement project in Mill Park was listed in the Draft 2017/18 Budget (part of PID 304) as $185,000 fully funded by rates, confirmation of this grant allows a total of $185,000 being released from rates funding.

The Station Street project was not listed in the Draft 2017/18 Budget and it is recommended for this project to be added to the 2017/18 New Works program, with $475,000 fully funded by grants.

State Government Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

Council was however unsuccessful in receiving a grant for the Refurbishment of the Mill Park Library (PID 2185).

A total of $500,000 for this project was included in the Draft Budget, with $300,000 funded by grants and $200,000 by rates.  It is recommended to defer the project to 2018/19 and remove it from the 2017/18 New Works budget.

Financial Implications

The Committee’s recommendations will add projects with a net cost of $308,700.  The cost of these items will be offset by the confirmation of Federal Government Blackspot Funding ($185,000) and the removal of the Mill Park Library Refurbishment project ($200,000).  .

Policy strategy and legislation

Council prepares its annual budget under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1989 and the Local Government (Planning and Reporting) Regulations 2014.

 

Links to the CoUNCIL Plan

FUTURE DIRECTION          Good Governance

Theme                                   Resource Management

Strategic Objective              Council is financially sustainable for the long term

 

The Annual Budget is one of the key components of the planning and accountability framework, which guides Council in identifying community needs and aspirations.  Together with the Council Plan and Strategic Resource Plan, one of the framework’s underlying guiding principles is ensuring long term financial sustainability.

Declarations of Conflicts of Interest

Under section 80C of the Local Government Act 1989 officers providing advice to Council must disclose any interests, including the type of interest.

The Responsible Officer reviewing this report, having made enquiries with the relevant members of staff, reports that no disclosable interests have been raised in relation to this report.

Conclusion

It is recommended that Council amend the advertised 2017/18 Annual Budget noting the changes recommended by the Budget Submissions Advisory Committee and notify each submitter of Council’s decision.

RECOMMENDATION

THAT Council resolve to:

1.       Accept the late submissions which were considered by the Advisory Committee of Council and included in the committee’s recommendations (Attachment 1 & 2)

2.       Accept the recommendations of the Advisory Committee of Council outlined in Attachments 1 & 2, having heard and considered public submissions on the proposed 2017/18 Annual Budget, noting that the Committee’s recommendations will add the following projects with a net cost of $308,700:

a)      Portable change rooms at A.F. Walker Reserve ($100,000)

b)      Feasibility study for a tennis facility at Doreen Recreation Reserve ($30,000)

c)      Driveway and toilet facilities at 70W Regent Street, Mernda (up to $10,000)

d)      Bubup Wilam Early Learning Healing Program funding for 12 months (matching current State Government contribution) ($148,000)

e)      Traffic treatment in Temple Drive, Thomastown ($35,000)

f)       Withdraw Council funding for Whittlesea SES as it is now fully funded by State Government ($14,300 saving)

3.       Notify submitters of Council’s decision and the reasons for the decision.

4.       Approve the following additional changes (Net saving of rates funding $385,000) to the Draft 2017/18 Budget:

a)      Accept the $185,000 grant from the Black Spot Funding for the Betula Avenue / Roycroft Avenue Intersection road safety treatments project in Mill Park, and release rates funding of $185,000 for the same project.  This will result in a reduction of the Council rates funded capital budget for PID 304 – LATM Schemes Various Treatments from $450,000 to $265,000.

b)      Accept the $475,000 grant from the Black Spot Funding for the Station Street road safety treatments project in Lalor and add this project to the 2017/18 New Works Program.

c)      Reduce the 2017/18 New Works budget for PID 2185 – Mill Park Library Refurbishment project from $500,000 to Nil as the $300,000 grant application to the Living Libraries Fund was not successful. Defer the project to 2018/19 and reapply to the Living Libraries Fund.

5.       Note the net budget saving of the above budget changes ($76,300).

6.       Adopt the 2017/18 Annual Budget attached to this resolution, noting that it will be updated with the changes above (Attachment 2).

 

7.       Authorise the Acting Chief Executive Officer to give public notice of this decision to adopt the Budget, in accordance with section 130(2) of the Local Government Act 1989 (“the Act”).

8.       Declare that the amount which Council intends to raise by general rates is $141,781,025 and such further amount as lawfully levied as a consequence of this resolution.

9.       Declare that the general rate be declared in respect of the 2017/18 financial year.

10.     Declare that the general rate be raised by the application of differential rates.

11.     Declare that a differential rate be set for rateable land having the respective characteristics specified below, which characteristics will form the criteria for each differential rate so declared:

Farm Land

Any land which is “farm land” within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Valuation of Land Act 1960.

Other Land

Any land which is not farm land, including land which is used or adapted to be used primarily for:

a)      residential;  or

b)      commercial purposes.

12.     Determine each differential rate by multiplying the Net Annual Value of each rateable land (categorised by the characteristics described in paragraph 6 of this Resolution) by the relevant percentages indicated in the following table:


Category

Percentage

Other Land (including Residential and Commercial Land)

0.06532185% (or 0.06532185 cents in the dollar of Net Annual Value)

Farm Land

0.03919311% (or 0.03919311 cents in the dollar of Net Annual Value)

13.     Record that it considers that each differential rate will contribute to the equitable and efficient carrying out of Council functions and that:

a)      The respective objectives of each differential rate be those specified in the Schedule to this Resolution.

b)      The respective types or classes of land which are subject to each differential rate be those defined in the Schedule to this Resolution.

c)      The respective uses and levels of each differential rate in relation to those respective types or classes of land be those described in the Schedule to this Resolution.

d)      The relevant -

i)       uses;

ii)      geographical locations;

iii)     planning scheme zonings of; 

iv)     types of buildings on; and

v)      the respective types or classes of land be those identified in the Schedule to this Resolution.

14.     Confirm that no amount is fixed as the minimum amount payable by way of general rate in respect of each rateable land within the municipal district.

15.     Declare that no incentives be given by Council for the payment of general rates before the dates fixed or specified for their payment under section 167 of the Act.

16.     Record that:

a)      Council grants to each owner of rateable land which -

i)       is located within or part within a Green Wedge, Green Wedge A or Rural Conservation Zone within the meaning of the Whittlesea Planning Scheme;  and

ii)      is not less than 8 hectares in area or which, when combined with adjacent land in the same ownership, is continuous and not less than 8 hectares in area;  

a rebate (the Sustainable Land Management Rebate).

b)      The Sustainable Land Management Rebate be an amount equal to -

i)       30% of the general rates which would otherwise be payable in respect of rateable land which is 50 hectares or more in area; and

ii)      20% of the general rates which would otherwise be payable in respect of rateable land which is not less than 8 hectares and not equal to or more than 50 hectares in area or which, when combined with adjacent land in the same ownership, is continuous and not less than 8 hectares and not equal to or more than 50 hectares in area.

c)      The Sustainable Land Management Rebate be conditional upon -

i)       the owner of the rateable land (or his or her agent) bi-annually making application for the Sustainable Land Management Rebate to be granted;

ii)      the ability of the owner of the rateable land (or his or her agent) to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining and improving the quality of their land, consistent with the assessment criteria stated in the Sustainable Land Management Rebate Scheme Application Guidelines;

iii)     the owner of the rateable land (or his or her agent) establishing to the satisfaction of Council such plans for land management works, and the carrying out of such land management works over a specified time, as are consistent with the Sustainable Land Management Rebate Scheme Application Guidelines; and

iv)     the application of, and compliance with, the Sustainable Land Management Rebate Scheme Application Guidelines.

d)      The Sustainable Land Management Rebate be granted to -

i)       assist in the proper and sustainable development of the municipal district;

ii)      support and encourage the application of sustainable land management practices;

iii)     preserve places within the municipal district which are of environmental interest;

iv)     preserve, restore and maintain places of environmental importance and value within the municipal district;

v)      improve the productive capacity of rural land;  and

vi)     promote the objectives described in the Sustainable Land Management Rebate Scheme Application Guidelines.

17.     Record also that:

a)      Council grants a rebate to each owner (or, where applicable, occupier) of land comprising any part of the Melbourne Wholesale Markets (“the Markets”);

b)      the rebate became operative upon the commencement of trading at the Markets (September 2015), and is an amount equal to the rates which would otherwise have been payable in respect of the land (2017/18 budget: $1.07 million); and

c)      the rebate be granted to assist the proper development of the municipal district.

18.     Require that the general rates must be paid -

a)      By lump sum payment, made on or before 15 February 2018; or

b)      By four instalments made on or before the following dates:

i)       Instalment 1:      30 September 2017

ii)      Instalment 2:      30 November 2017

iii)     Instalment 3:      28 February 2018

iv)     Instalment 4:      31 May 2018

19.     Confirm that it will, subject to sections 171 and 172 of the Act, require a person to pay interest on any general rates which -

a)      that person is liable to pay;  and

b)      have not been paid by the date specified for payment.

20.     Confirm the Schedule of Fees and Charges included in the Budget.

21.     Authorise the Revenue Co-ordinator of Council to levy and recover the general rates in accordance with the Act.


SCHEDULE

Farm Land Objective

To encourage the use (and continued use) of land for agricultural purposes, and ensure that such rateable land makes an equitable financial contribution to the cost of carrying out the functions of Council.  These include the:

1.   implementation of good governance and sound financial stewardship;

2.   construction, renewal, upgrade, expansion and maintenance of infrastructure assets;

3.   development and provision of health, environmental, conservation, leisure, recreation, youth and family and community services;

4.   provision of strategic and, economic management, town planning and general support services; and

5.   promotion of cultural, heritage and tourism aspects of Council’s municipal district.

Types and Classes

Any rateable land which is ‘farm land’ within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Valuation of Land Act 1960.

Use and Level of Differential Rate

This particular differential rate will be used to support farming by providing a discount for Farm Rate properties.

The level of the differential rate is the level which Council considers is necessary to achieve the objectives specified above.

 

 

Geographic Location

Wherever located within the municipal district.

Use of Land

Any use permitted under the relevant Planning Scheme.

Planning Scheme Zoning

The zoning applicable to each rateable land within this category, as determined by consulting maps referred to in the relevant Planning Scheme.

Types of Buildings

All buildings which are now constructed on the land or which are constructed prior to the expiry of the 2017-2018 Financial Year.


Other Land (Including Residential And Commercial Land) Objective

To ensure that such rateable land makes an equitable financial contribution to the cost of carrying out the functions of Council, having regard to the relative benefits derived from the cost of carrying out of such functions.  These functions include the:

1.   implementation of good governance and sound financial stewardship;

2.   construction, renewal, upgrade, expansion and maintenance of infrastructure assets;

3.   development and provision of health, environmental, conservation, leisure, recreation, youth and family and community services;

4.   provision of strategic and, economic management, town planning and general support services; and

5.   promotion of cultural, heritage and tourism aspects of Council’s municipal district.

Types and Classes

Any rateable land which is not Farm Land.

Use and Level of Differential Rate

This particular rate will be used as the default rate that is applicable to the majority of the properties within this municipal district.

The level of the differential rate is the level which Council considers is necessary to achieve the objectives specified above.

Geographic Location

Wherever located within the municipal district.

Use of Land

Any use permitted under the relevant Planning Scheme.

Planning Scheme Zoning

The zoning applicable to each rateable land within this category, as determined by consulting maps referred to in the relevant Planning Scheme.

Types of Buildings

All buildings which are now constructed on the land or which are constructed prior to the expiry of the 2017-2018 Financial Year.

Acting Chief Executive Officer Explanatory Note

For the sake of clarity, the resolutions on this item from the Council Meeting held 30 May 2017 have been included below.

 

  Motion

Moved:                       Cr Lalios

Seconded:               Cr Kirkham

 

THAT Council resolve to adopt the officers Recommendation with the addition of the following items:

22.     Make a change at 18 (a) to read 15 February 2018 (instead of 2017).

23.     Approve the following projects to be funded from increased Financial Assistance Grants to be received in 2017/2018:

a)         $220,000 for Josef Street, Bundoora indented car parking;

b)        $250,000 for a portable pavilion/change room and portable toilet and 20 space car park, and booking system for the courts at Shield Street Epping;

c)         $15,000 for Concrete works for Toorourrong Reservoir Park, Bushfire memorial;

d)        $100,000 additional budget for Botanica Park Bundoora playground upgrade, to accommodate the requests made through the community consultation process;

e)         $10,000 for lighting upgrades in Church Street Whittlesea; and

f)          $200,000 for additional tree plantings in accordance with the Street Tree Master Plan


 

Amendment

Moved:                       Cr Alessi

Seconded:               Cr Kozmevski

 

THAT Council resolve to include the following in the Motion:  

24.     Reduce the Waste Management Fees – Green Waste Bin Service from $77 to $67.

LOST

Amendment

Moved:                       Cr Sterjova

Seconded:               Cr Cox

 

THAT Council resolve to include the following in the Motion:  

24.     Delete – 2 f) Withdraw Council funding for Whittlesea SES as it is now fully funded by State Government ($14,300 saving)

25.     Include in the budget funding of $16,000 to fund Whittlesea SES as it is not fully funded.


 LOST

Division

Immediately after the amendment was voted on, Cr Sterjova called for a division which resulted in the following votes being recorded.

 

For

Cr Pavlidis

Cr Kozmevski

Cr Alessi

Cr Cox

Cr Sterjova

Against

Cr Kirkham

Cr Kelly

Cr Lalios

Cr Monteleone

Cr Desiato

Abstained

Nil

Based on the votes cast during the Division, the vote was tied.

Casting vote

In accordance with Clause 68 of the Procedural Matters Local Law the Mayor exercised his right to a casting vote to vote against the amendment.

LOST


 

Amendment

Moved:                       Cr Pavlidis

Seconded:               Cr Cox

 

THAT Council resolve to include the following in the Motion:   

24.     To include an allocation of $220,000 towards Safer Routes to Schools, to commence with prioritized urgent routes identified.


 LOST

Division

Immediately after the amendment was voted on, Cr Pavlidis called for a division which resulted in the following votes being recorded.

 

For

Cr Pavlidis

Cr Kozmevski

Cr Alessi

Cr Cox

Cr Sterjova

Against

Cr Kirkham

Cr Kelly

Cr Lalios

Abstained

Cr Monteleone

Cr Desiato

Based on the votes cast during the Division, the vote was tied.

Casting vote

In accordance with Clause 68 of the Procedural Matters Local Law the Mayor exercised his right to a casting vote to vote against the amendment.

LOST

Amendment

Moved:                       Cr Alessi

Seconded:               Cr Pavlidis

 

THAT Council resolve to include the following in the Motion:   

24.     An allocation of $100,000 is made towards the Spring Street Hall in relation to increasing the storage available to users.

LOST


 

Division

Immediately after the amendment was voted on, Cr Pavlidis called for a division which resulted in the following votes being recorded.

 

For

Cr Pavlidis

Cr Kozmevski

Cr Alessi

Cr Cox

Cr Sterjova

Against

Cr Kirkham

Cr Kelly

Cr Lalios

Cr Monteleone

Cr Desiato

Abstained

Nil

Based on the votes cast during the Division, the vote was tied.

Casting vote

In accordance with Clause 68 of the Procedural Matters Local Law the Mayor exercised his right to a casting vote to vote against the amendment.

LOST

Amendment

Moved:                       Cr Pavlidis

Seconded:               Cr Sterjova

 

THAT Council resolve to include the following in the Motion:   

24.     An allocation of $200,000 to the Planning and Feasibility allocation of the existing $300,000.

Acting Chief Executive Officer Explanatory Note

Consideration of this item resumed at the Adjourned Council Meeting held 6 June 2017, where Cr Pavlidis spoke to her amendment.

Resolutions below this note were dealt with at the Adjourned Council Meeting held 6 June 2017.

 

Amendment

Moved:                       Cr Pavlidis

Seconded:               Cr Sterjova

 

THAT Council resolve to include the following in the Motion:   

24.     An allocation of $200,000 to the Planning and Feasibility allocation of the existing $300,000.

LOST


 

 

Division

Immediately after the amendment was voted on, Cr Pavlidis called for a division which resulted in the following votes being recorded.

 

For

Cr Pavlidis

Cr Kozmevski

Cr Alessi

Cr Cox

Cr Sterjova

Against

Cr Kirkham

Cr Kelly

Cr Lalios

Cr Monteleone

Cr Desiato

Abstained

Nil

Based on the votes cast during the Division, the vote was tied.

 

Casting vote

In accordance with Clause 68 of the Procedural Matters Local Law the Mayor exercised his right to a casting vote to vote against the amendment.

LOST

 

 

Amendment

Moved:                       Cr Sterjova

Seconded:               Cr Pavlidis

 

THAT Council resolve to include the following in the Motion:   

24.     Include in the budget funding of $14,300 to Whittlesea State Emergency Service (SES)

LOST

 

Division

Immediately after the amendment was voted on, Cr Sterjova called for a division which resulted in the following votes being recorded.

 

For

Cr Pavlidis

Cr Kozmevski

Cr Alessi

Cr Cox

Cr Sterjova

Against

Cr Kirkham

Cr Kelly

Cr Lalios

Cr Monteleone

Cr Desiato

Abstained

Nil

Based on the votes cast during the Division, the vote was tied.

 

 

Casting vote

In accordance with Clause 68 of the Procedural Matters Local Law the Mayor exercised his right to a casting vote to vote against the amendment.

LOST

 

Amendment

Moved:                       Cr Cox

Seconded:               Cr Pavlidis

 

THAT Council resolve to delete the following point from the Motion:

23.     a)      $220,000 for Josef Street, Bundoora indented car parking;

LOST

Division

Immediately after the amendment was voted on, Cr Cox called for a division which resulted in the following votes being recorded.

 

For

Cr Pavlidis

Cr Kozmevski

Cr Alessi

Cr Cox

Cr Sterjova

Against

Cr Kirkham

Cr Kelly

Cr Lalios

Cr Monteleone

Cr Desiato

Abstained

Nil

Based on the votes cast during the Division, the vote was tied.

 

Casting vote

In accordance with Clause 68 of the Procedural Matters Local Law the Mayor exercised his right to a casting vote to vote against the amendment.

LOST

 

EXTENSION OF SPEAKING TIME

Moved:                       Cr Sterjova

Seconded:               Cr Cox

 

THAT Council resolve to extend the speaking time for Cr Pavlidis by two minutes.

Carried

 

Amendment

Moved:                       Cr Cox

Seconded:               Cr Pavlidis

 

THAT Council resolve to amend 23 b) of the Motion, to read as follows:

23.     b)      $250,000 for tennis courts and supporting infrastructure at Edgars Road       North Reserve, Epping

LOST

Division

Immediately after the amendment was voted on, Cr Cox called for a division which resulted in the following votes being recorded.

 

For

Cr Kozmevski

Cr Alessi

Cr Cox

Cr Sterjova

Against

Cr Kirkham

Cr Kelly

Cr Lalios

Cr Monteleone

Cr Desiato

Abstained

Cr Pavlidis

 

Based on the votes cast during the Division, the amendment was lost.

LOST

Amendment

Moved:                       Cr Sterjova

Seconded:               Cr Kirkham

 

THAT Council resolve to include the following in the Motion:   

24.     Allocate an additional $20,000 to fund the Social and Affordable Housing Feasibility Study.

UNANIMOUSLY Carried

 

The amendment was put and unanimously carried and became the Substantive Motion.

 

EXTENSION OF SPEAKING TIME

Moved:                       Cr Pavlidis

Seconded:               Cr Sterjova

 

THAT Council resolve to extend the speaking time for Cr Alessi by two minutes.

LOST

EXTENSION OF SPEAKING TIME

Moved:                       Cr Kelly

Seconded:               Cr Monteleone

 

THAT Council resolve to extend the speaking time for Cr Lalios by two minutes.

LOST

 

SUBSTANTIVE Motion

Moved:                       Cr Lalios

Seconded:               Cr Kirkham

 

THAT Council resolve adopt the officers Recommendation with the addition of the following items:   

22.     Make a change at 18 (a) to read 15 February 2018 (instead of 2017).

23.     Approve the following projects to be funded from increased Financial Assistance Grants to be received in 2017/18:

a)         $220,000 for Josef Street, Bundoora indented car parking;

b)        $250,000 for a portable pavilion/change room and portable toilet and 20 space car park, and booking system for the courts at Shield Street Epping;

c)         $15,000 for Concrete works for Toorourrong Reservoir Park, Bushfire memorial;

d)        $100,000 additional budget for Botanica Park Bundoora playground upgrade, to accommodate the requests made through the community consultation process;

e)         $10,000 for lighting upgrades in Church Street Whittlesea; and

f)          $200,000 for additional tree plantings in accordance with the Street Tree Master Plan

24.     Allocate an additional $20,000 to fund the Social and Affordable Housing Feasibility Study.

Carried


 

Division

Immediately after the substantive motion was voted on, Cr Kirkham called for a division which resulted in the following votes being recorded.

 

For

Cr Kirkham

Cr Kelly

Cr Lalios

Cr Monteleone

Cr Desiato

Against

Cr Pavlidis

Cr Kozmevski

Cr Alessi

Cr Cox

Abstained

Cr Sterjova

Based on the votes cast during the Division, the vote was tied.

 

Casting vote

In accordance with Clause 68 of the Procedural Matters Local Law the Mayor exercised his right to a casting vote to vote in favour of the substantive motion.

CARRIED


 

5.         MOTION TO DEFER

Council Resolution

Moved:                       Cr Lalios

Seconded:               Cr Kelly

 

THAT Council resolve to defer the following items from the Ordinary Council Meeting 30 May 2017 to the Ordinary Council Meeting scheduled for 27 June 2017:

·         Item 5.1            Petitions;

·         Item 5.2            Joint Letters;

·         Item 6.5.1          City of Whittlesea Participation and Engagement Policy and                           Framework;

·         Item 7.1             Live Streaming of Council Meetings;

·         Item 8                Questions to Officers;

·         Item 10              Reports from Delegates;

·         Item 11              Questions to Councillors;

·         Item 12.1.1        Extension and Renovation Works at Janefield Community    Centre, Bundoora Contract 2017-44;

·         Item 12.3.1        Hanson Landfill Services Agreement 1986 (Amended) Provision    of Tip Vouchers – Contract Variation;

·         Item 12.3.3       2016-62  Provision of Mechanical Services Maintenance Tender    Evaluation;

·         Item 12.3.4        Provision of Concrete Maintenance Works Contract NO. 2016-      186 Tender Evaluation;

·         Item 12.4.1        Panel Contract Expenditure Distribution;

·         Item 12.4.2        Tender Evaluation – 2017-13 Bill Payment Services; and

·         Item 12.6.1        Meetings of the Chief Executive Officer 1 May to 19 May 2017.

Carried


 

Resumption of Standing Orders

Moved:                       Cr Kelly

Seconded:               Cr Sterjova

 

THAT Council resolve to resume Standing Orders.

Carried

 

6.         Closure

DELETE THE CLOSURE TEXT NOT REQUIRED

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MAYOR DECLARED THE MEETING CLOSED AT 8.15PM.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 27TH DAY OF JUNE 2017.

 

 

CR RICKY KIRKHAM

MAYOR