CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 10 MARCH 2008 AT 7:40PM

NATIONAL ANTHEM  

The meeting opened with the National Anthem.

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies 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 Greg Davies, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Mark Davies, Ross Fowler OAM, Jackie Greenow, Karen McKeown, Susan Page, Garry Rumble, Pat Sheehy AM, Steve Simat (arrived at 7:49 pm) and John Thain.

 

APOLOGIES

52  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the apology from Councillor Steve Simat be accepted.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

53  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor David Bradbury for the period 10 March 2008 to 13 March 2008 inclusive and the period 17 March 2008 to 20 March 2008 inclusive.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 25 February 2008

54  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 25 February 2008 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor John Thain declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 6 - RFT 08-07/08 Supply and Installation of Backwash Water Treatment Plants as he is a former employee of an unsuccessful candidate for this contract.

 

 

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

1        Council nominee named 2008 Woman of the West                                                          

55  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the Mayoral Minute on Council nominee named 2008 Woman of the West be received.

 

Councillor Steve Simat arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:49 pm.

 

2        Local attraction Muru Mittigar wins national tourism award again                                

56  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the Mayoral Minute on Local attraction Muru Mittigar wins national tourism award again be received.

 

Reports of Committees

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Disability Access Committee                               

57  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Disability Access Committee meeting held on 6 February, 2008 be adopted.

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee Meeting held on 3 March 2008   

58  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Steve Simat that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 3 March, 2008 be adopted.

 

3        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting of 3 March 2008     

59  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 3 March, 2008 be adopted.

 

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

The City in its Broader Context

 

1        Rezoning Proposal - Fernhill Estate, Mulgoa Valley                                                       

60  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Rezoning Proposal - Fernhill Estate, Mulgoa Valley be received

2.     Council endorse the preparation of a formal submission on the Fernhill proposal, based on the issues outlined in this report, to the Department of Planning for its consideration

3.     A community meeting be organised in Mulgoa to enable consultation and discussion on this matter and the proposed Anglican school in St Thomas Road, Mulgoa.

 

 

The City as a Social Place

 

2        Assistance Towards Amateur Sportspersons and Representatives in the fields of Art, Music, Culture - Overseas and Interstate Travel including results gained by recipients                          

61  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the information contained in the report on Assistance Towards Amateur Sportspersons and Representatives in the fields of Art, Music, Culture - Overseas and Interstate Travel including results gained by recipients be received.

 

 

4        Improvement works to Panthers Training Field                                                               

62  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Improvement works to Panthers Training Field be received

2.     Re-imbursement of $70,032 be provided to Panthers for the works completed to the training field.

 

 

6        RFT 08-07/08 Supply and Installation of Backwash Water Treatment Plants               

63  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT 08-07/08 Supply and Installation of Backwash Water Treatment Plants be received

2.     iPools Pty Ltd be engaged as the Approved contractor to undertake the Supply and Installation of Backwash Water Treatments Plants at Penrith Swimming Centre and Ripples Aquatic Leisure Centre

3.     Council reallocate $30,550 to this project from the 2007/08 Asset Renewal Program.

 

 

3        Consulting with Young People - WSROC Regional Youth Advisory Committee            

64  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Susan Page seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

          That:

 

1.      The information contained in the report on Consulting with Young People - WSROC Regional Youth Advisory Committee be received

 

2.      A further report and plan be presented to Council detailing how it is proposed to establish a Youth Advisory Committee.

 

5        Update of activities undertaken by the Development Services Department - Second Quarter 2007/2008

65  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on Update of activities undertaken       by the Development Services Department - Second Quarter 2007/2008 be    received

 

2.      A further report be presented to Council regarding fire safety at Council’s facilities

 

3.      A further report be presented to the next meeting of the Development Regulation Working Party detailing measures to improve the efficiency of the development application process, particularly in relation to internal referrals.

 

The City Supported by Infrastructure

 

7        Driver Licensing in New South Wales                                                                              

66  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Steve Simat that the information contained in the report on Driver Licensing in New South Wales be received.

 

8        Demolition of Council Facilities                                                                                         

67  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.       The information contained in the report on Demolition of Council Facilities be received

2.     Demolition of the YMCA St Marys and Ridge Park Scout Hall be approved.

 

 

 

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

9        2007-2008 Borrowing Program                                                                                          

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2007-2008 Borrowing Program be received

2.     Council borrow the amount of $10,290,000 on a 10 or 15 year repayment schedule

3.     The Chief Financial Officer be given delegated authority to negotiate the loans in accordance with this resolution

4.     The Council seal be affixed to those documents that are necessary to finalise these borrowings

5.     The final terms and conditions of the borrowings be reported to Council upon completion of the contracts.

 

10      Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 February to 29 February 2008   

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 February to 29 February 2008 be received

2.     The Certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summaries of Investments and Performance for the period 1 February 2008 to 29 February 2008  be noted and accepted

3.     The graphical investment analysis as at 29 February 2008 be noted

 

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN 1      Mamre House - Replacement Water Pump                                                            

Councillor Kaylene Allison requested that an amount of $765.05 from East Ward voted works be allocated to the provision of a replacement water pump for Mamre House.

70  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kaylene Allison seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

 

71  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kaylene Allison seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that an amount of $765.05 from East Ward voted works be allocated to the provision of a replacement water pump for Mamre House.

 

QWN 2      Leave of Absence                                                                                                     

Councillor Karen McKeown requested leave of absence from 17 March 2008 to 28 March 2008 inclusive. 

72  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor John Thain that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

73  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor John Thain that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Karen McKeown from 17 March 2008 to 28 March 2008 inclusive. 

 

QWN 3      Werrington Creek Park Bushland Rehabilitation                                                   

Councillor John Thain requested that the amount of $10,000 from North Ward voted works be allocated to provide bollards as a barrier to limit damage to grass cover in the Werrington Creek Park Bushland Rehabilitation area.

 

74  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

75  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM that the amount of $10,000 from North Ward voted works be allocated to provide bollards as a barrier to limit damage to grass cover in the Werrington Creek Park Bushland Rehabilitation area.

 

QWN 4      Universal Play Equipment                                                                                        

Councillor John Thain requested a report to Council providing a review of the People’s Lifestyles Aspirations and Needs (PLANS) Study of Universal play equipment in the Wards, and detailing the most appropriate location for a Liberty Swing to be included as part of the play equipment.

 

QWN 5      Tench Avenue - Lighting                                                                                          

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM requested that the total amount of $4,951, made up of equal contributions from each of North, South and East Ward voted works, be allocated to the provision of lighting at Tench Avenue.

 

 

76  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

77  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM that the total amount of $4,951, made up of equal contributions from each of North, South and East Ward voted works, be allocated to the provision of lighting at Tench Avenue.

 

QWN 6      Leave of Absence                                                                                                     

Councillor Steve Simat requested leave of absence from 11 March 2008 to 1 April 2008 inclusive. 

 

78  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

79  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Steve Simat from 11 March 2008 to 1 April 2008 inclusive. 

 

QWN 7      Skate parks - user safety                                                                                         

Councillor Garry Rumble requested a report to Council addressing user safety at Council’s skate parks, with the Youth Development Officer, in conjunction with the community safety committee and Council Rangers, to prepare an education program, to be in place for the opening of the new skate parks in Glenmore Park and St Clair.

 

QWN 8      Werrington Overpass - Provision of Trees                                                              

Councillor Lexie Cettolin requested that the amount of $800 from North Ward voted works be allocated to the provision of appropriate trees to screen the face of the embankment near the Werrington Overpass.

 

80  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Lexie Cettolin seconded Councillor John Thain that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

81  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Lexie Cettolin seconded Councillor John Thain that the amount of $800 from North Ward voted works be allocated to the provision of appropriate trees to screen the face of the embankment near the Werrington Overpass.

 

QWN 9      Development Application for ADI Site, Penrith                                                      

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memo reply detailing the type of filling permitted to be used for the floodplain at the ADI site, Penrith.

 

QWN 10    Provision of Adequate Parking areas in Penrith                                                     

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a report to Council regarding the concerns of residents that there is insufficient parking in Penrith, and considering the implications for the Regional City of Penrith if visitors and workers are unable to find adequate parking spaces in the Penrith CBD, with the report to include reference to the shortage of parking spaces available to employees working in Penrith as these are often not provided by employers.

 

QWN 11    Traffic Issues - Xavier College, Llandilo                                                                 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that the matter of traffic congestion around Xavier College, Llandilo be referred to the Local Traffic Committee for investigation.

 

QWN 12    Penrith Lakes Scheme - Riding of bicycles                                                             

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM requested a memo reply concerning the conflicting uses of the pedestrian/cycle paths in the Penrith Lakes Scheme area.

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:25 pm.

 

 

I certify that these 8 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 10 March 2008.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date