CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 21 MAY 2007 AT 7:33PM

PRESENT

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

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 37  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that apologies be accepted from Councillors David Bradbury, Greg Davies and Susan Page.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE                                                                                                                

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Pat Sheehy AM advised that Councillor Lexie Cettolin requested Leave of Absence from 21 May 2007 to 25 June inclusive.

PRC 38 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Garry Rumble 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 39  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Garry Rumble that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Lexie Cettolin from 21 May 2007 to 25 June 2007 inclusive.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 30 April 2007

PRC 40  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Steve Simat that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 30 April 2007 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 There were no declarations of interest.

  

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

The City In Its Environment

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:43pm.

 

3        Carbon Neutral Status of Council                                                                                      

Sustainability Unit Coorindator, Louise Petchell and Justin Sherrard of Cambiar Pty Ltd, gave presentations.

PRC 41  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Carbon Neutral Status of Council be received

2.     Council continue to advance and accelerate where practicable the implementation of its adopted plans to reduce energy use and greenhouse emissions, according to the priority directions discussed in the report

3.     A Working Party comprising Councillors Karen McKeown, Mark Davies, Ross Fowler and all interested and available Councillors be established to address the further development of Council’s Sustainability strategies including Carbon Neutral and its leadership role.

 

5        ICLEI Oceania: Accelerating Now! Conference 2007                                                     

PRC 42  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the information contained in the report on the  ICLEI Oceania: Accelerating Now! Conference 2007 be received.

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:49pm.

 

1        2006-2007 Management Plan March Quarter Review                                                    

PRC 43  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2006-2007 Management Plan March Quarter Review be received

2.     The 2006-2007 Management Plan Review as at 31 March 2007, including the revised estimates identified in the recommended budget, be adopted

3.     The proposed budget reallocations detailed in the report be adopted.

 

The City as a Social Place

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 9:01pm.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 9:04pm.

 

2        Community Meeting at Regentville Hall                                                                          

PRC 44  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Steve Simat

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Community Meeting at Regentville Hall be received

2.     The Security Bonds for 18th and 21st birthdays be increased to $500.00 at all neighbourhood facilities in 2007/08

3.     The consumption of alcohol at Regentville Hall be prohibited

4.     Signs be erected in the carpark area prohibiting alcohol under s632 of the Local Government Act (acting contrary to notices)

5.     Functions at Regentville Hall are to have a 10:00pm close-down

6.       The operation of functions at Regentville Hall be monitored, and further priority measures as identified by the community be implemented if required.

 

The City as an Economy

 

4        International Links Visit to Korea and Japan, March 2007                                            

PRC 45  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Garry Rumble that the information contained in the report on International Links Visit to Korea and Japan, March 2007 be received.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:09pm.

 

 

I certify that these 3 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 21 May 2007.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date