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Agenda

 

OF Special
COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON

Tuesday 8 May 2018

AT 6.30pm

summons

 

You are advised that a Special Meeting of Council has been called by Cr Desiato, Cr Kirkham, Cr Monteleone on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 in Council Chamber, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang at 6:30pm for the transaction of the following business.

 

S OVERLAND

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


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COUNCILLORS

 

KRIS PAVLIDIS                               MAYOR, SOUTH WEST WARD

LAWRIE COX                                   SOUTH WEST WARD

STEVAN KOZMEVSKI                   SOUTH WEST WARD

CAZ MONTELEONE                       SOUTH WEST WARD

EMILIA LISA STERJOVA               DEPUTY MAYOR, NORTH WARD

TOM JOSEPH                                  NORTH WARD

RICKY KIRKHAM                            NORTH WARD

SAM ALESSI                                    SOUTH EAST WARD

ALAHNA DESIATO                         SOUTH EAST WARD

NORM KELLY                                  SOUTH EAST WARD

MARY LALIOS                                 SOUTH EAST WARD


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SENIOR OFFICERS

 

 

SIMON OVERLAND                          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

LIANA THOMPSON                          DIRECTOR PARTNERSHIPS & ENGAGEMENT

MICHAEL TONTA                              MANAGER GOVERNANCE

 


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ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

The Chief Executive Officer submits the following business:

1.            Opening.. 9

1.1         MEETING OPENING AND PRAYER.. 9

1.2         Acknowledgment of Traditional Owners Statement.. 9

1.3         Present.. 9

2.            Apologies.. 9

3.            Declarations of Interest.. 9

4.            Notices of Motion.. 11

4.1           Request Appointment of a Muncipal Monitor.. 11

5.            Closure.. 13

 

 

Note:

At Council’s discretion, the meeting may be closed in accordance with Section 89 of the Local Government Act 1989. The provision which is likely to be relied upon to enable closure is set out in each item. These reports are not available for public distribution.

 

 


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1.         Opening

1.1       MEETING OPENING AND PRAYER

1.2       Acknowledgment of Traditional Owners Statement

1.3       Present

2.         Apologies

3.         Declarations of Interest


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4.         Notices of Motion

4.1       Request Appointment of a Muncipal Monitor

Author:                                  Cr Alahna Desiato, Cr Ricky Kirkham, Cr Caz Monteleone 

 

Councillors Desiato, Kirkham and Monteleone have given notice under section 84(1) of the Local Government Act 1989 that a Special Meeting of Council has been called for 6:30pm on Tuesday 8 May 2018 to consider an item of business relating to a request to appoint a municipal monitor.

PREAMBLE

A Municipal Monitor is requested to assist Whittlesea City Council over the coming 18 months in improving governance and transparency.

Recent media reporting of Council’s performance undermines public confidence in our ability to effectively govern.

As a growing municipality, Whittlesea City Council, Councillors and Staff must focus on meeting the strategic challenges facing our community in the short and long term.

The leadership provided by Council must be inclusive and respectful of the principles of democracy – whilst promoting an environment where a range of views are respected and tolerated.

Councillors must work collectively in shaping decisions that restore our reputation as a policy and strategic leader in the local government sector.

Without the appointment of a Municipal Monitor, Whittlesea City Council is at risk of becoming increasingly dysfunctional and unworkable.

 

MOtion

THAT Council resolve to request the Minister for Local Government to appoint a Municipal Monitor for a period of 18 months.

The Monitor is requested to review and report on the following areas:

a)   Council governance processes and practices; and

b)   Provide advice to Whittlesea City Council about governance improvements Council should make.

 

 

    


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5.         Closure