OF THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE
ON MONDAY 20 OCTOBER 2008 AT 7:33PM
His Worship the Mayor Councillor Jim Aitken OAM, Councillors Kaylene Allison, Robert Ardill, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Tanya Davies, Ross Fowler OAM, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow, Prue Guillaume, Marko Malkoc, Karen McKeown, Kath Presdee, and John Thain.
Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 7:34pm
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillors Kaylene Allison, Prue Guillaume and Kath Presdee declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest Less than significant in Item 2 of Confidential Business Personnel Matter Workforce Issue as they are members of the United Services Union.
Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM declared a Less than Significant Conflict of Interest
in an item to be raised in Confidential Business as the matter indirectly
1. The information contained in the report
on Submission to
endorse the submission to Infrastructure
1. The information contained in the report on Penrith Social Sustainability Grant be received
2. The establishment of the Penrith Social Sustainability Grant Program be endorsed.
1. The information contained in the report on 2008 Local Government Association Conference - Request for Late Motions be received
2. Council seek to amend
i) That the Local Government Association request the NSW Electoral Commission to undertake a review of the application of a consistent approach, for all elections (Local, State and Federal) in relation to the definition of a polling place and the minimum distance that candidate (party) workers are required to be from all polling place entrances.
ii) That the Local Government Association request the Federal Government to review the tax deductible allowance applicable to campaign expenses for candidates in local government elections to bring it into line with the allowance for candidates in State and Federal elections.
3. Council submit a late motion to the 2008 LGA Conference in relation to proposed amendments to the Local Government Association Constitution as follows:
That the Association seek to amend the Local Government and Shires Association Constitution so as to allow for the eighteen (18) Local Aboriginal Land Councils to take out independent membership of the Local Government Association of NSW apart from the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) membership.
and in the event that this motion is not accepted for the 2008 LGA Conference, it be re-submitted for the 2009 LGA Conference.
Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM advised the meeting that he had an item to be referred to Confidential Business, being a personnel matter concerning particular individuals and discussion of the matter in an open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.
Councillor John Thain left the meeting, the time being 8:41pm
The meeting closed to consider Confidential Business, the time being 8:42pm.
1 Presence of the Public
PRC 91 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Greg Davies 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 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.
RESUMPTION OF BUSINESS IN OPEN COMMITTEE
meeting moved out of confidential session at 8:48pm and the Acting General
Manager reported that after excluding the press and public from the meeting,
The General Manager reported that while in confidential session, the Committee resolved the confidential business as follows:
1. The information contained in the report on Personnel Matter - Workforce Issue be received
2. The recommendation be endorsed.
Councillor John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 8:49pm
The Committee acknowledged
that Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM has stated that he may not have fully
complied with the adopted Code of Conduct in that he referred a matter to the
Committee of the Whole at the Council meeting of the 13 October 2008 and failed
to declare a non pecuniary less than significant conflict of interest at that
time. This is because the matter he raised and which subsequently came before the
Committee of the Whole on 13 October 2008 related to an
There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:50pm.