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Minutes

 

OF SPECIAL
COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON

Tuesday 12 March 2019

AT 6:00pm

In Council Chamber, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang


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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. 8

11.         Confidential Business. 25

11.4       Corporate Services.. 31

11.4.1    Council Budget Initiatives 2019/20. 31

12.         Closure.. 35

 

 

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 6.00PM.

1.2       ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF TRADITIONAL OWNERS STATEMENT

The Mayor, Cr Cox read the following statement:

“On behalf of the City of Whittlesea I recognise the rich Aboriginal heritage of this country and acknowledge the Wurundjeri Willum Clan as the Traditional Owners of this place.

I as a non-aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander would ask that you may consider a conversation with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples to educate and understand their depth of feeling around the treatment of our 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)

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 Liana Thompson            Director Partnerships, Planning & Engagement

Mr Michael Tonta                 Manager Governance

                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Apologies

Chief Executive Officer Explanatory Note

The Mayor, Cr Cox advised the Council that Cr Monteleone and Cr Lalios had emailed him to advise that they would be an apology for this meeting. 

Cr Kelly did not attend the meeting.

Cr Kirkham did not attend the meeting.

 

Apology

Cr Alessi moved an apology for Cr Monteleone for this meeting

Council Resolution

Moved:                       Cr Alessi

Seconded:               Cr Pavlidis

 

THAT the Councillor's apology be received.

CARRIEd

3.         Declarations of Interest

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

 


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11.       Confidential Business

11.1     Partnerships, Planning & Engagement

Nil Reports

11.2     Community Services

Nil Reports

11.3     City Transport and Presentation

Nil Reports

11.4     Corporate Services

11.4.1  Council Budget Initiatives 2019/20

11.5     Executive Services

Nil Reports

11.6     Notices of Motion

Nil Reports


 

Council Resolution

Moved:                       Cr Kozmevski

Seconded:               Cr Joseph

 

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:

11.4.1  Council Budget Initiatives 2019/20

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

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

ACCORDINGLY, THE MEETING WAS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT 6.02 PM.

THE MEETING WAS RE-OPENED TO THE PUBLIC AT 7.22PM.

12.       Closure

DELETE THE CLOSURE TEXT NOT REQUIRED

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MAYOR DECLARED THE MEETING CLOSED AT 7.22PM.

 

 

CONFIRMED THIS 2nd DAY OF APRIL 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR LAWRIE COX

MAYOR