CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 20 AUGUST 2007 AT 7:34PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Pat Sheehy AM, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury, Lexie Cettolin, Greg Davies (arrived 7:40pm), Mark Davies, Ross Fowler, Jackie Greenow, Karen McKeown, Garry Rumble, and John Thain.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 71  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Garry Rumble that apologies be received and accepted from Councillors Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Susan Page and Steve Simat.

 

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

PRC 72  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 30 July 2007 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 There were no declarations of interest.

 

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

Councillor Greg Davies arrived, the time being 7:40pm.

 

1        2006-2007 Management Plan - June Quarter and End of Year Review                         

PRC 73  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2006-2007 Management Plan - June Quarter and End of Year Review be received

2.     The 2006-2007 Management Plan Review as at 30 June 2007 be adopted

3.     The voting of funds and estimates of income for 2006-2007 be amended to reflect the revised estimates, expenditures and revotes as detailed in the Management Plan Review

4.       Council revote the works as detailed in the Recommended Revoted Works Lists for inclusion in the 2007-2008 Management Plan.

 

 


THE CITY AS AN ECONOMY

 

Councillor Lexie Cettolin left the meeting, the time being 8:15pm, and did not return.

 

3        City and Town Centre Associations - Business Plans and funding request for the 2007-08 financial year                                                                                                                      

PRC 74  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor David Bradbury seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on City and Town Centre Associations - Business Plans and funding request for the 2007-08 financial year be received

2.     That funding for the Penrith City Centre Association and the St Marys Town Centre Association in the amounts of $277,844 and $208,439 respectively be endorsed

3.     An urgent report be presented to Council addressing the status of the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) presence in Queen Street, St Marys.  The report is to include options for accommodating the RTA in Queen Street and for Council to support the actions being taken by the traders.

 

 

4        Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation 2007-08 Business Plan                 

PRC 75  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation 2007-08 Business Plan be received.

2.     Council endorse funding in the amount of $361,056 for the activities of the Corporation for the 2007-08 financial year to be paid in two equal six-monthly instalments.

 

 

The City as a Social Place

 

2        St Marys Release Area - Public Exhibition of draft Ropes Creek Precinct Plan and Development Control Strategy                                                                                          

PRC 76  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on St Marys Release Area - Public Exhibition of draft Ropes Creek Precinct Plan and Development Control Strategy be received

2.     Council advise Blacktown City Council that no objections are raised to the draft Ropes Creek Precinct Plan and Development Control Strategy.

 

 

5        Rezoning Application - Penrith Homemaker Centre, Lot 10 DP 1046110 (Nos.13-23) Pattys Place Jamisontown. Applicant: Restifa and Partners. Owner: Pivpen Pty Ltd. RZ07/0001

PRC 77  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Kaylene Allison

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Rezoning Application - Penrith Homemaker Centre, Lot 10 DP 1046110 (Nos.13-23) Pattys Place Jamisontown. Applicant: Restifa and Partners. Owner: Pivpen Pty Ltd. be received

2.     Pursuant to Section 68 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Regulation , the draft amendment to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1996 (Industrial Land), as may be amended by Parliamentary Counsel, be forwarded to the Director –General of the Department of Planning, for the plan to be made.

 

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

6        Draft Policy on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors                                                                                                       

PRC 78  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Draft Policy on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors be received

2.     The Draft Policy on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors be placed on public exhibition for 28 days as required by Section 253 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

 

7        ALGA Infrastructure Ideas Register                                                                                

PRC 79  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Garry Rumble

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on ALGA Infrastructure Ideas Register be received

2.     The three examples highlighted in this report are posted to the ALGA Website in response to ALGA’s request

3.     A copy of the schedule of outstanding infrastructure renewal included in the table in this report be forwarded to ALGA for its information and to Senator Kate Lundy in response to the Senator’s request.

 

 

8        Service Specification Program                                                                                           

PRC 80  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

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

2.     The Service Specification for Corporate Governance be adopted

3.     The Service Specification for Neighbourhood Renewal be adopted

4.     The Service Specification for Project Management be adopted

5.     The Service Specification for Catchment Management be adopted.

 

 

 

CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS

 

The meeting closed to consider Confidential Business, the time being 9:07pm.

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

PRC 81 RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the press and public be excluded from the meeting to deal with the following matters:

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

2        Personnel Matter - Workforce Issue                                                                                

 

This item has been referred to Confidential Business as the report refers to personnel matters concerning particular individuals and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

3        Personnel Matter - Workforce Issue                                                                                

 

This item has been referred to Confidential Business as the report refers to personnel matters concerning particular individuals and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

 

 

RESUMPTION OF BUSINESS IN OPEN COMMITTEE

 

The meeting moved out of confidential session at 9:23pm and the General Manager reported that after excluding the press and public from the meeting, the Policy Review Committee met in confidential session from 9:07pm to 9:23pm to consider personnel matters.

 

The General Manager reported that while in confidential session, the Committee resolved the confidential business as follows:

 

2        Personnel Matter - Workforce Issue                                                                                

PRC 82  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.         The information contained in the report on Personnel Matter – Workforce Issue be received

2.         The approach to providing for a future pay increase for 2007 be endorsed.

 

 

 

3        Personnel Matter - Workforce Issue                                                                                

PRC 83  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.         The information contained in the report on Personnel Matter – Workforce Issue be received

2.         The increase proposed in conjunction with a new Council Agreement be endorsed.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:24pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 5 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 20 August 2007.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date