CONFIRMED MINUTES

OF THE EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE PASSADENA ROOM

ON THURSDAY 13 MARCH 2008 AT 7:30PM

 

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies read a statement of recognition of Penrith Cityís Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage.

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 and John Thain.

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor David Bradbury for the period 10 March 2008 to 13 March 2008 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Steve Simat for the period 11 March 2008 to 1 April 2008 inclusive.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Nil.

 

Committee of the Whole

 

82 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Kaylene Allison that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 7:33 pm.

 

1††††††† Presence of the Public

 

CW1 RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Kaylene Allison that the press and public be excluded from Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters:

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

2††††††† Personnel Matter†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole 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.

 

 

The meeting resumed at 9:15 pm and the General Manager reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 7:33 pm on 13 March 2008, the following being 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 and John Thain

 

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 recommendations to Council.

 

CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS

 

2††††††† Personnel Matter†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAMseconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM

CW2 That:

1.††††† Subject to appropriate recruitment processes the preferred applicant, Mr Alan Stoneham, as chosen in the Committee of the Whole on 13 March 2008 be appointed to the position of General Manager of the Council.

2.††††† The Mayor and General Manager be authorised to negotiate an Employment Contract on behalf of the Council.

3.††††† The details be reported as an information item to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 7 April 2008.

4.††††† The Mayor and General Manager be authorised to issue appropriate press releases on the successful applicant following completion of Employment Contract negotiations.

ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

83RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the recommendation contained in the Committee of the Whole and shown as CW2 be adopted.

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:20 pm.

 

I certify that these 2 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 13 March 2008.

 

 

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chairperson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date