CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2005 AT 7:00PM

NATIONAL ANTHEM AND PRAYER

The meeting opened with the National Anthem and Prayer read by the Reverend Neil Checkley.

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow read a statement of recognition of Penrith City’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage.

PRESENT

Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Jackie Greenow, Councillors Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Ross Fowler, Karen McKeown, Susan Page, Garry Rumble, Pat Sheehy AM, and John Thain.

Apologies

There were no apologies.

 

leave of absence

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Jim Aitken for the period 16 August to 29 September 2005 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Steve Simat for the period 22 August to 25 October 2005 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Lexie Cettolin for the period 22 September to 9 October 2005 inclusive.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Ordinary Meeting - 19 September 2005

481  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor David Bradbury seconded Councillor Ross Fowler the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 19 September 2005 be confirmed with the following amendment:

 

Minute Number 473 in relation to Item 18 – Council Property No. 62 Great Western Highway, Kingswood to read:

1.         The information contained in the report on Council Property No. 62 Great Western             Highway, Kingswood be received

2.         Council commence the design proposal to improve the drainage system within the             Cosgrove Crescent area

3.         A further report be presented to Council on the status of the drainage issues in the             catchment surrounding the medium density proposal prior to the matter going back to             public meetings or consultation.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

No Declarations of Interest.

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

1        Council Achieves Recognition at Local Government Management Excellence Awards                                                                                       

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow, read a Mayoral Minute detailing awards won by Penrith City Council at the Local Government Management Excellence Awards 2005.  Penrith City Council won the Gold Award for ‘Excellence in Sustainability with Local Government’.  Council also received a Merit Award in the ‘Service to the Community within Local Government’ category.

 

482  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the Mayoral Minute on ‘Council Achieves Recognition at Local Government Management Excellence Awards’ be received.

 

2        The Year in Review                                                                                      

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow, read a Mayoral Minute on the ‘Year in Review’, a retrospective of her term as Mayor of the City of Penrith.

 

 483  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that the Mayoral Minute on ‘The Year in Review’ be received.

 

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

1        Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor                                  10/11 & 10/42

484  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy

That:

1.       The information contained in the report on Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor be received

2.       In the event of more than one Councillor being nominated, the method of election for the office of Mayor be by open voting (show of hands)

3.       Council elect a Deputy Mayor

4.       In the event of the Mayor being elected unopposed and more than one Councillor being nominated for the position of Deputy Mayor, the method of election for the position of Deputy Mayor be by open voting (show of hands)

5.       The term of office of the Deputy Mayor be the same as the term of office of the Mayor (until September 2006).

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow handed over to the Returning Officer (General Manager) Mr Alan Travers to conduct the election of the Mayor.

The Returning Officer indicated that he had received 1 nomination for the position of Mayor and asked whether there were any other nominations.  No other nominations were forthcoming.

The Returning Officer stated that the received nomination was in order and that Councillor John Thain was nominated by Councillors Greg Davies, Karen McKeown, Susan Page and Kaylene Allison, and that Councillor John Thain accepted the nomination for the position of Mayor.

As only one nomination was received, the Returning Officer declared Councillor John Thain elected unopposed as Mayor for the ensuing Mayoral Term.

Former Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow placed the Mayoral Chains on Councillor John Thain, and His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain took the chair, the time being 7:54pm.

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, addressed the meeting and thanked his family and Councillor colleagues for their support.

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain handed over to the Returning Officer (General Manager) Mr Alan Travers to conduct the election of the Deputy Mayor.

The Returning Officer indicated that he had received 1 nomination for the position of Deputy Mayor and asked whether there were any other nominations.  No other nominations were forthcoming.

The Returning Officer stated that the received nomination was in order and that Councillor Jackie Greenow was nominated by Councillors Kevin Crameri, Lexie Cettolin and Garry Rumble, and that Councillor Jackie Greenow accepted the nomination for the position of Deputy Mayor.

As only one nomination was received, the Returning Officer declared Councillor Jackie Greenow elected unopposed as Deputy Mayor for the ensuing Mayoral Term.

His Worship the Mayor thanked the Returning Officer (General Manager) Mr Alan Travers for the conduct of the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

 

 

 

2        Councillor Fees                                                                                      10/11

485  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That the information contained in the report on Councillor Fees be received.

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:12pm.