CONFIRMED MINUTES

OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN

THE PASSADENA ROOM

ON MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2006 AT 8:51PM

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Pat Sheehy AM, advised that the Extraordinary Meeting would commence in the Passadena Room, where Councillors would receive a presentation in Committee of the Whole.

He further advised that following the presentation, the meeting would move to the Council Chambers for discussion of the item and consideration of the recommendation.

Following consideration of the item, the General Manager will report back to open Council in the Council Chambers.

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Pat Sheehy AM, read a statement of recognition of Penrith Citys Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage.

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Pat Sheehy AM, 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, John Thain, and Steve Simat.

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Ross Fowler for the period 10 November 2006 to 17 November 2006 inclusive.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor David Bradbury declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 2 Commercial Matter Expressions of Interest. Councillor Bradbury is an employed Solicitor at the law firm, Blake Dawson Waldron. Councillor Bradbury stated that Blake Dawson Waldron are the legal advisors acting for the Commonwealth on the disposal of the North Penrith Urban Area. Whilst Councillor Bradbury has not had any involvement in this matter in the course of his employment at Blake Dawson Waldron, nor does he have any personal interest in this matter, he declared a Pecuniary Interest in the matter by virtue of Section 443(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993. Councillor David Bradbury will leave the room when the matter is being considered by Council.

 

COmmittee of the Whole

 

1164 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 8:52pm.

Councillor David Bradbury left the meeting, the time being 8:52pm, and did not return.

 

1 Presence of the Public

 

CW1 RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Garry Rumble that the press and public be excluded from Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters:

 

The City in its Broader Context

 

2 Commercial Matter Expressions of Interest

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to public interest.

 

The meeting resumed at 10:23pm and the General Manager reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 8:52pm on Monday 13 November 2006, the following being present

 

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Pat Sheehy AM, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Jackie Greenow, Karen McKeown, Susan Page, Garry Rumble, John Thain, and Steve Simat.

 

and the Committee of the Whole excluded the press and public from the meeting for the reasons set out in CW1 and that the Committee of the Whole submitted the following recommendation to Council.

 

CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS

 

2 Commercial Matter - Expressions of Interest

RECOMMENDATION

CW2 That the information contained in the report on Commercial Matter - Expressions of Interest be received.

ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

1165 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Susan Page that the recommendations contained in the Committee of the Whole and shown as CW1 and CW2 be adopted.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed, the time being 10:25pm.

 

I certify that these 2 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 13 November 2006.

 

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