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Minutes

 

OF ADJOURNED Ordinary
COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON

Tuesday 10 March 2020

AT 6.07pm

In Council Chamber, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang


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COUNCILLORS

 

EMILIA LISA STERJOVA             MAYOR, NORTH WARD

TOM JOSEPH                             NORTH WARD

ALAHNA DESIATO                      DEPUTY MAYOR, SOUTH EAST WARD

SAM ALESSI                               SOUTH EAST WARD

NORM KELLY                             SOUTH EAST WARD

MARY LALIOS                             SOUTH EAST WARD

LAWRIE COX                              SOUTH WEST WARD

STEVAN KOZMEVSKI                 SOUTH WEST WARD

CAZ MONTELEONE                    SOUTH WEST WARD

KRIS PAVLIDIS                           SOUTH WEST WARD


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SENIOR OFFICERS

 

 

JOE CARBONE                                  ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MICHAEL TONTA                              MANAGER GOVERNANCE

 


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ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

The Acting 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. 7

11.        Confidential Business.. 9

11.5      Executive Services.. 9

11.5.1    Legal Costs in relation to Governance Matters.. 9

11.5.2    Staffing Matter.. 11

12.        staff petition tabled in relation to former chief executive officer simon overland 13

13.        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 Acting Chief Executive Officer opened the meeting with a prayer at 6.07pm.

1.2       ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF TRADITIONAL OWNERS STATEMENT

The Mayor, Cr Emilia Lisa Sterjova 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.’

 

1.3       Present

Members:

Cr Emilia Lisa Sterjova        Mayor (North Ward)

Cr Tom Joseph                    Councillor (North Ward)

Cr Alahna Desiato               Deputy Mayor (South East Ward)

Cr Sam Alessi                     Councillor (South East Ward)

Cr Norm Kelly                      Councillor (South East Ward)

Cr Mary Lalios                     Councillor (South East Ward)

Cr Lawrie Cox                      Councillor (South West Ward)

Cr Stevan Kozmevski          Councillor (South West Ward)

Cr Caz Monteleone              Councillor (South West Ward)

Cr Kris Pavlidis                    Councillor (South West Ward)

 

Officers:

Mr Joe Carbone                   Acting Chief Executive Officer

Mr Michael Tonta                 Manager Governance

 

2.         Apologies

              Nil

 

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

11.5     Executive Services

11.5.1  Legal Costs in relation to Governance Matters

Responsible Officer:            Acting Chief Executive Officer

Author:                                  Manager Governance

Report

It is proposed that the following item be considered in closed session.

 

Recommendation

 

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

 

(f)   legal advice


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11.5.2  Staffing Matter

 

Responsible Officer:            Acting Chief Executive Officer

Author:                                  Manager Governance/Herbert Smith Freehills

Report

It is proposed that the following item be considered in closed session.

 

Recommendation

 

 

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

 

(a)   personnel matters

(d)  contractual matters

(f)   legal advice

(h)  any other matter which the Council or special committee considers would prejudice the Council or any person


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12.     staff petition tabled in relation to former CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SIMON OVERLAND

 

Report

It is proposed that the following item be considered in closed session.

 

Recommendation

 

 

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

 

(a)  personnel matters

(h)  any other matter which the Council or special committee considers would prejudice the Council or any person

 

 

COUNCIL RESOLUTION

Moved:                       Cr Kelly

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:

11.5.1  Legal Costs in relation to Governance Matters

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

11.5.2  Staffing Matter

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

CARRIED

 

 

ACCORDINGLY, THE MEETING WAS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT 6.08 PM.

THE MEETING WAS RE-OPENED TO THE PUBLIC AT 8.41PM.


13.       Closure

DELETE THE CLOSURE TEXT NOT REQUIRED

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MAYOR DECLARED THE MEETING CLOSED AT 8.42PM.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 7TH DAY OF APRIL 2020.

 

 

 

___________________________

CR EMILIA LISA STERJOVA

MAYOR