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Agenda

 

OF Special
COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON

Wednesday 7 November 2018

AT 6:00pm

summons

 

You are advised that a Special Meeting of Council has been called by Crs Kirkham,  Desiato and Monteleone on Wednesday, 7 November 2018 in Council Chamber, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang at 6:00pm for the transaction of the following business.

 

S OVERLAND

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


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COUNCILLORS

 

LAWRIE COX                                   MAYOR, SOUTH WEST WARD

STEVAN KOZMEVSKI                   SOUTH WEST WARD

CAZ MONTELEONE                       SOUTH WEST WARD

KRIS PAVLIDIS                               SOUTH WEST WARD

TOM JOSEPH                                  DEPUTY MAYOR, NORTH WARD

RICKY KIRKHAM                            NORTH WARD

EMILIA LISA STERJOVA               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

LIANA THOMPSON                          DIRECTOR PARTNERSHIPS, PLANNING & 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.. 7

3.            Declarations of Interest.. 7

4.            Notices of Motion.. 9

4.1           Notice of Motion No. 864 – Leave of Absence Cr Mary Lalios   9

5.            Closure.. 11

 

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       notice of motion No. 864 - leave of Absence cr MARY Lalios

Author:                                  Crs Ricky Kirkham, Alahna Desiato, Caz Monteleone

 

Councillors Kirkham, Desiato 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 6.00pm on Wednesday 7 November 2018 to consider an item of business relating to a Leave of Absence Request for Cr Mary Lalios.

In accordance with section 89(4A) Council must provide at least 7 days notice unless the matter is urgent or extraordinary circumstances. The Councillors calling this Special Council Meeting advise that the matter is urgent for the following reasons:

1.    Allow Council the ability to consider information provided by Cr Lalios prior to the 13 November 2018 Ordinary Meeting, at which Cr Lalios would be disqualified if leave is not granted.

2.    Given the complex legal issues surrounding this issue, a meeting would allow a buffer in order for Cr Lalios to meet any further requests from Council.

3.    Council may refuse leave at the Special Meeting, of which it is then up to Cr Lalios to consider her position.

4.    Allowing more time to consider information provided, will provide an opportunity for sound judgement and decision making by Councillors.

5.    There is no other option in order to satisfy these concerns or issues prior to the 13 November deadline.

PREAMBLE

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1989, the following motion is submitted to consider a leave of absence request by Cr Mary Lalios. 

Councillors are to refer to advice from Russell Kennedy Lawyers in consideration of this motion.

 

MOtion

THAT Council resolve to :

1.           Note the medical certificate provided by Cr Mary Lalios; and

2.           Grant a leave of absence for Cr Mary Lalios for the period detailed by her suitably qualified medical practitioner.

 

  

Note that the medical certificate referred to in the above motions will be circulated ASAP well in advance of the meeting.

 


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5.         Closure