CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 18 MAY 2009 AT 7:32PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Jim Aitken OAM, Councillors Kaylene Allison, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Tanya Davies, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow, Prue Guillaume, Marko Malkoc, Karen McKeown, Kath Presdee and John Thain.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously requested by Councillor Robert Ardill for the period 18 May 2009 to 19 May 2009 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously requested by Councillor Ross Fowler OAM for the period 18 May 2009 to 19 May 2009 inclusive.

PRC 29  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Robert Ardill and Councillor Ross Fowler OAM for the period 18 May 2009 to 19 May 2009.

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 27 April 2009

PRC 30  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Kath Presdee that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 27 April 2009 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of Interest.

 

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

The City In Its Environment

 

1        Western Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM arrived, the time being 7:33pm

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 7:36pm.

Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 7:38pm.

Council’s Waste and Community Protection Manager and Senior Investigation Officer (RID Squad) gave a presentation on the activities of the RID Squad.

PRC 31  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report and the presentation on the Western Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad be received.

2.     The General Manager be authorised to sign the Western Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad Strategic Alliance Agreement.

3.     A further report be brought back to Council regarding Council making representations for the review of fine amounts for littering offences, particularly if the offence included undertaking removing litter on behalf of another person.

 

The City Supported by Infrastructure

 

2        Future Footpath Delivery Program

Councillor Prue Guillaume left the meeting at 8:01pm, and did not return.

Council’s City Works Manager and Group Manager – Infrastructure gave a presentation about the future footpath delivery program.                                                                                                              

PRC 32  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc

          That:

          1.       The information contained in the report on draft Future Footpath        Delivery Program be received.

          2.       That the funding of the 2009-10 path paving program be considered in        conjunction with Shared Path Project proposed as part of the grant   application to the Federal Government’s Job Fund Program.

          3.       That a further report  be provided to Council to address funding strategies   for the identified footpath backlog over the next 3 years.

          4.       A memo reply be provided to all Councillors providing a break down of      costs for each individual footpath site listed.

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

3        Council's Response to the Federal Government's Jobs Fund Program

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 8:48pm.

Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8:50pm.

PRC 33  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Council's Response to the Federal Government's Jobs Fund Program be received

2.     The schedule of projects nominated for applications to the Jobs Fund for Federal grant funding be endorsed.

3.     Council commit to funding of $800,000 be allocated to the Shared Bikes and Pedestrian Pathways project should the project application be successful, also that the routes of the proposed Shared Bikes and Pedestrian Pathways be subject to further consideration by Council

4.     A further urgent report be presented to Council identifying options available for alternative funding for the project.

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN 1      Leave of Absence                                                                                                     

Councillor John Thain requested that he be granted leave of absence for the meeting of 25 May 2009.

PRC 34  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc that the matter be brought forward as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

PRC 35  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc that Councillor John Thain be granted leave of absence for the meeting of 25 May 2009.

 

 

 

QWN 2      Leave of Absence                                                                                                     

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that he be granted leave of absence for the period 1 June 2009 to 7 June 2009 inclusive.

PRC 36  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc that the matter be brought forward as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

PRC 37  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc that Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM be granted leave of absence for the period 1 June 2009 to 7 June 2009 inclusive.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:00pm.

 

I certify that these 3 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 18 May 2009.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date