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Minutes

 

OF Adjourned Special
COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON

Friday 21 December 2018

AT 11:30am

In Council Chamber, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang


Adjourned Special Council Minutes                                              Friday 21 December 2018

 

 

 

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

AMY MONTALTI                                ACTING DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

LIANA THOMPSON                          DIRECTOR PARTNERSHIPS, PLANNING & ENGAGEMENT

MICHAEL TONTA                              MANAGER GOVERNANCE

 

 


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ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

The Chief Executive Officer submitted 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.. 8

4             Notices of Motion.. 9

4.1         Notice of Motion 865 – Employment Matters Involving CEO.. 9

5.            Closure.. 9

 

 

Note:

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

 

 

 


Adjourned Special Council Minutes                                              Friday 21 December 2018

 

1.         Opening

1.1       MEETING OPENING AND PRAYER

The Chief Executive Officer opened the meeting with a prayer at 11:30am.

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.

 

I would ask that you may consider a conversation with our traditional owners to understand their depth of feelings around the treatment of first nations peoples and events that have shaped their lives.

 

1.3       Present

Members:

Cr Lawrie Cox                     Mayor (South West Ward)

Cr Stevan Kozmevski         Councillor (South West Ward)

Cr Kris Pavlidis                    Councillor (South West Ward)

Cr Tom Joseph                    Deputy Mayor (North Ward)

Cr Emilia Lisa Sterjova        Councillor (North Ward)

Cr Sam Alessi                      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 Amy Montalti                 Acting Director Corporate Services

Ms Liana Thompson            Director Partnerships, Planning & Engagement

Mr Michael Tonta                Manager Governance

2.         Apologies

Chief Executive Officer Explanatory Note

The Chief Executive Officer informed the Council that it was not clear if apologies had been submitted by Councillors not present.  Some Councillors had questioned the validity of this meeting, that it had not been called in accordance with clause 25 of the  Procedural Matters Local Law (No.1 of 2018).

As recorded in the Minutes of the Special Council Meeting 18 December 2018 the Chief Executive Officer informed the Council that he suggested a date and time for an adjournment of that meeting, being 11.30am on Friday 21 December 2018.  Both Cr Kelly and Cr Kirkham agreed with that suggestion and as a majority of Councillors present agreed, the meeting was adjourned to 11.30am Friday 21 December in accordance with clause 25 of the Procedural Matters Local Law (No.1 of 2018).

3.         Declarations of Interest

NIL

 


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4          Notices of Motion

4.1       Notice of Motion 865 – Employment Matters Involving CEO

Council Resolution

Moved:                       Cr Alessi

Seconded:               Cr Pavlidis

 

THAT Council resolve to close the meeting to members of the public for the purpose of considering details relating to the confidential matters above in accordance with Section 89(2) of the Local Government Act 1989 as follows:

4.1       Notice of Motion 865 – Employment Matters Involving CEO

Confidential in accordance with Section 89(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1989.

Carried unanimously

 

ACCORDINGLY, THE MEETING WAS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT 11:36AM.

THE MEETING WAS RE-OPENED TO THE PUBLIC AT 11:37AM.

5.         Closure

DELETE THE CLOSURE TEXT NOT REQUIRED

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MAYOR DECLARED THE MEETING CLOSED AT 11:37AM.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 5TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2019

 

 

 

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CR LAWRIE COX

MAYOR