CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2006 AT 7:03PM

NATIONAL ANTHEM

The meeting opened with the National Anthem.

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain read a statement of recognition of Penrith City’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage.

PRAYER

The Council Prayer was read by the Rev Neil Checkley.

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor John Thain, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury, Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Jackie Greenow, Karen McKeown, Susan Page, Garry Rumble, Pat Sheehy AM, and Steve Simat (arrived at 7:06 pm).

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Ross Fowler for the period 3 September 2006 to 25 September 2006 inclusive.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 18 September 2006

1098  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 18 September 2006 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

  There were no declarations of interest.

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

1        Year in Review                                                                                                                   

1099  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy that the Mayoral Minute be received.

 

 

 

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

1        Election of Mayor                                                                                                               

1100  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jim Aitken

That:

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

2.     The method of election for the office of Mayor be open voting, by way of show of hands.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, 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 2 nominations for the position of Mayor and asked whether there were any other nominations.  No other nominations were forthcoming.

 

The Returning Officer stated that the following nominations were in order:

 

Councillor Garry Rumble was nominated by Councillors Mark Davies, Kevin Crameri and Lexie Cettolin, and that Councillor Garry Rumble accepted the nomination for the position of Mayor;

 

Councillor Pat Sheehy was nominated by Councillors Karen McKeown, Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury and John Thain, and that Councillor Sheehy accepted the nomination for the position of Mayor.

 

The Returning Officer declared that nominations for the position of Mayor were now closed.

 

The Returning Officer, (General Manager) Mr Alan Travers, conducted the ballot.

 

The votes received were:

 

Councillor Garry Rumble          6

Councillor Pat Sheehy              8

 

The Returning Officer declared Councillor Pat Sheehy duly elected as Mayor for the 2006/2007 Mayoral Term.

 

Former Mayor, Councillor John Thain, placed the Mayoral Chains on Councillor Pat Sheehy and Councillor Pat Sheehy took the chair, the time being 7:28 pm.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Pat Sheehy, thanked his colleagues for their support.

 

 

 

2        Election of Deputy Mayor                                                                                                 

1101  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

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

2.     Council elect a Deputy Mayor.

3.     The method of election for the office of Deputy Mayor be open voting, by way of show of hands.

4.     The term of office for the Deputy Mayor be the same as the term of office of the Mayor (until September 2007).

 

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Pat Sheehy, handed over to the Returning Officer, (General Manager) Mr Alan Travers, to conduct the election for the position of Deputy Mayor.

 

The Returning Officer indicated that he had received 2 nominations for the position of Deputy Mayor and asked whether there were any other nominations.

 

The Returning Officer stated that the following nominations were in order:

 

Councillor Lexie Cettolin was nominated by Councillors Mark Davies, Kevin Crameri and Garry Rumble, and that Councillor Cettolin accepted the nomination for the position of Deputy Mayor;

 

Councillor Karen McKeown was nominated by Councillors Pat Sheehy, Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury and John Thain, and that Councillor McKeown accepted the nomination for the position of Deputy Mayor. 

 

The Returning Officer declared that nominations for the position of Deputy Mayor were now closed.

 

The Returning Officer, (General Manager) Mr Alan Travers, conducted the ballot.

 

The votes received were:

 

Councillor Lexie Cettolin          6

Councillor Karen McKeown              8

 

The Returning Officer declared Councillor Karen McKeown duly elected as Deputy Mayor for the 2006/2007 Deputy Mayoral Term.

 

Councillor Karen McKeown thanked her colleagues for their support.

 

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

 

3        Councillor Fees                                                                                                                   

1102  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor John Thain 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 7:52 pm.

 

 

 

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 25 September 2006.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date