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Minutes

 

OF Special
COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON

Tuesday 16 October 2018

AT 6.04PM

In Council Chamber, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang


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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

NICK MANN                                       DIRECTOR CITY TRANSPORT & PRESENTATION

HELEN SUI                                        DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

BELGIN BESIM                                  ACTING DIRECTOR PARTNERSHIPS, PLANNING & ENGAGEMENT

ANGELO MAMATIS                          ACTING 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.. 7

3.            Declarations of Interest.. 7

4.            Notices of Motion.. 9

4.1           Notice of Motion 860 - Rescission of Council Resolution - Item 6.1.9 Review of Participation – Municipal Association of Victoria and Victorian Local Government Association.. 9

4.2           Notice of Motion 861 - Review of Participation – Municipal Association of Victoria and Victorian Local Government Association.. 11

4.3           Notice of Motion 862 - Rescission of Council Resolution Cr Lalios Leave of Absence.. 13

4.4           Notice of Motion 863 - Cr Lalios Leave of Absence.. 15

5.            Closure.. 15

 

 

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 Chief Executive Officer opened the meeting with a prayer at 6.04pm.

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 Willam Clan as the Traditional Owners of this place.

 

1.3       Present

Members:

Cr Kris Pavlidis                    Mayor (South West Ward)

Cr Lawrie Cox                     Councillor (South West Ward)* entered the meeting at 6.16pm

Cr Stevan Kozmevski         Councillor (South West Ward)

Cr Caz Monteleone             Councillor (South West Ward)

Cr Emilia Lisa Sterjova        Deputy Mayor (North Ward)

Cr Tom Joseph                    Councillor (North Ward)

Cr Ricky Kirkham                Councillor (North Ward)

Cr Norm Kelly                      Councillor (South East Ward)

Cr Sam Alessi                      Councillor (South East Ward)

Cr Alahna Desiato               Councillor (South East Ward)

 

Officers:

Mr Simon Overland             Chief Executive Officer

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, Planning & Engagement

Mr Angelo Mamatis             Acting Manager Governance

 

2.         Apologies

            NIL

3.         Declarations of Interest

NIL

 


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4.         Notices of Motion

4.1       Notice of Motion 860 - Rescission of Council Resolution - Item 6.1.9 Review of Participation – Municipal Association of Victoria and Victorian Local Government Association  

Author:                                  Cr Caz Monteleone 

 

motion

THAT Council resolve to rescind the resolution made at the Council Meeting held on 2 October 2018 in relation to item 6.1.9 – Review of Participation – Municipal Association of Victoria and Victorian Local Government Association which reads:

“That Council resolve to consider membership of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) for the 2018-2019 year, after the outcome of the invitation to the respective organisation CEO’s to present at Council Forum on the benefits of membership to the City of Whittlesea.”

 

Councillor Cox entered the Council Chamber at 6:16 pm prior to the vote on this item.

 

Council Resolution

Moved:                       Cr Monteleone

Seconded:               Cr Kirkham

 

THAT Council resolve to rescind the resolution made at the Council Meeting held on 2 October 2018 in relation to item 6.1.9 – Review of Participation – Municipal Association of Victoria and Victorian Local Government Association which reads:

“That Council resolve to consider membership of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) for the 2018-2019 year, after the outcome of the invitation to the respective organisation CEO’s to present at Council Forum on the benefits of membership to the City of Whittlesea.”.

LOST

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division

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

 

For

Cr Kirkham

Cr Kelly

Cr Monteleone

Cr Desiato

Against

Cr Pavlidis

Cr Kozmevski

Cr Alessi

Cr Cox

Cr Sterjova

Cr Joseph

Abstained

Nil

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

lost

 

 

 


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4.2       Notice of Motion 861 - Review of Participation – Municipal Association of Victoria and Victorian Local Government Association  

Author:                                  Cr Caz Monteleone 

 

 

MOtion

THAT Council resolve to renew membership of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) for the 2018-2019 year immediately.

Chief Executive Officer Explanatory Note

Notice of Motion No. 861 – Review of Participation – Municipal Association of Victoria and Victorian Local Government Association, lapsed due to the Rescission Motion listed at Item 4.1 on this Agenda being lost.

 

 

 

 


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4.3       Notice of Motion 862 - Rescission of Council Resolution Cr Lalios Leave of Absence  

Author:                                  Cr Caz Monteleone 

 

 

MOtion

THAT Council resolve to rescind the resolution made at the Council Meeting held on 2 October 2018 in relation to leave of absence for Cr Lalios which reads:

“THAT Cr Lalios’ request for leave of absence for this meeting be granted.”

 

 

Mayors ruling

 

The Mayor, Cr Pavlidis advised Councillors that Notice of Motion 862 – Rescission of Council Resolution Cr Lalios Leave of Absence and subsequent Notice of Motion 863 - Cr Lalios Leave of Absence cannot validly be accepted and considered by Council.

 

Councillors have been provided with a confidential memorandum from the Chief Executive Officer dated 11 October 2018 which provides further advice in relation to this matter.

 

 

 

 


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4.4       Notice of Motion 863 - Cr Lalios Leave of Absence  

Author:                                  Cr Caz Monteleone 

 

 

MOtion

THAT Council resolve to accept Cr Lalios’ leave of absence for the Council meeting of 2 October 2018 and note that Cr Lalios had complied with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1989, in requesting leave.

 

 

Chief Executive Officer Explanatory Note

Notice of Motion No. 863 Cr Lalios Leave of Absence, lapsed due to the Mayor making a ruling that the Rescission Motion listed at Item 4.3 on this Agenda cannot validly be accepted and considered by Council.

 

 

5.         Closure

 

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THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MAYOR DECLARED THE MEETING CLOSED AT 6.26PM.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 13TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2018

 

 

 

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CR

MAYOR