CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE PASSADENA ROOM, PENRITH

ON MONDAY 12 MARCH 2007 AT 7:33PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Pat Sheehy AM, Councillors Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury (arrived 7:48pm), Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Ross Fowler, Jackie Greenow (arrived 7:35pm), Susan Page and John Thain.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 11  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that apologies be received and accepted from Councillors Karen McKeown, David Bradbury, and Jackie Greenow.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillors Jim Aitken OAM and Steve Simat for the period 11 March 2007 to 16 March 2007 inclusive to attend the UDIA Conference, and to Councillor Garry Rumble for the period 11 March 2007 to 13 March 2007 inclusive to attend the LGSA Tourism Conference.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 19 February 2007

PRC 12  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 19 February 2007 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Pat Sheehy AM, declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 1 - Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (JSPAC) - 2006/07 Operating Subsidy, as he is a Director of Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Limited.

 

Councillor Ross Fowler declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 1  - Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (JSPAC) - 2006/07 Operating Subsidy, as he is a Director of Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Limited.

 

Councillor Ross Fowler declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 2 - Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation Six Monthly Report - July 2006 to December 2006, as he is a Director of Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation.

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

PRC 13  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that Item 3 – Investment Policy and Item 2 – Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation Six Monthly Report – July 2006 to December 2006 be dealt with as the first items of business.

 


MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow arrived, the time being 7:35pm.

 

3        Investment Policy

PRC 14  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Investment Policy be received

2.     Council adopt the proposed changes to the Investment Policy.

 

 

The City as an Economy

 

Councillor David Bradbury arrived, the time being 7:48pm.

 

2        Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation Six Monthly Report - July 2006 to December 2006

PRC 15  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

          That:

1.            The information contained in the report on Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation Six Monthly Report - July 2006 to December 2006 be received

2.            A further report be brought to Council on a process for having commercially significant Development Applications referred to PVEDC for follow-up assistance

3.            The Board of PVEDC be congratulated for reducing their anticipated deficit significantly during the period 1 July 2006 to 31 December 2006.

 

 

The City as a Social Place

 

1        Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (JSPAC) - 2006/07 Operating Subsidy          

PRC 16  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (JSPAC) - 2006/07 Operating Subsidy be received, and it be noted that the capital contribution from the JSPAC was $400,000, of which $96,000 was provided directly by JSPAC, with the balance of $304,000 to be paid by the JSPAC, half prior to 30/6/07 and half prior to 30/6/08.

2.     Council agree to provide the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre an additional $200,000, such funds being set aside in the 2006/07 budget

3.     The annual subsidy of $700,000 (2006/07) be increased by CPI in future years

4.     The subsidy be paid in two instalments (July and January) and that six monthly financial reports be submitted to Council for review

5.     Council continue to lobby for additional funding in the form of grants, and that grants applied for and received be reported to Council.

 

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

4        Salary Packaging                                                                                                                

PRC 17  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Salary Packaging be received

2.     Council adopt the proposed changes to the Salary Packaging Policy

 

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 8:25pm

 

Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8:26pm

 

5        Service Specification Program                                                                                           

PRC 18  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kaylene Allison

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on the Service Specification Program be received

2.     The specification for the Community Development Service be adopted.

 

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN 1      Leave of Absence                                                                                                     

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested leave of absence from 19 March 2007 to 30 March 2007 inclusive.

 

PRC 19  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Pat Sheehy AM, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

PRC 20  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Kevin Crameri from 19 March 2007 to 30 March 2007 inclusive.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:32pm.

 

 

 

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 12 March 2007.

 

 

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