CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2009 AT 7:02PM

NATIONAL ANTHEM  

The meeting opened with the National Anthem.

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM 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 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.

 

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 7 September 2009

313  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Kath Presdee that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 7 September 2009 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Nil.

  

Reports of Committees

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 7 September 2009                                                                                                                                     

314  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Prue Guillaume that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 7 September, 2009 be adopted.

 

 

 

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee Meeting held on 14 September, 2009                                                                                                                 

315  A MOTION was MOVED by Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 14 September, 2009 be adopted, with the deletion of recommendation 3 of Item 1 - Draft Policy on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors, with the resolution to now read: 

“That:

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

2.     Council advertise for 28 days’ a public notice of its intention to adopt the amended Policy.

3.     A motion be put forward to the Local Government Association Conference seeking that provision be made in the Director- General’s Guidelines issued in relation to the “Payment of expenses and provision of facilities to councillors” under section 252 of the Local Government Act 1993, to allow Councils to make a daily payment to Councillors attending Conferences and training related to their civic duty to compensate them for loss of income due to their absence from work, with the daily payment being capped in terms of both amount and days per year.”

 

Upon being PUT to the meeting the MOTION was CARRIED.

 

 

Mayoral Minute

 

1        Year in Review                                                                                                                   

316  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that the Mayoral Minute on Year in Review be received.

 

Councillors Ross Fowler OAM, Greg Davies, Kevin Crameri OAM, John Thain, Jackie Greenow, Tanya Davies and the General Manager, Alan Stoneham, congratulated the Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM, on his term of office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A Leading City

 

1        Election of Mayor                                                                                                               

317  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Election of Mayor be received.

2.     In the event of more than one Councillor being nominated, the method of election for the office of Mayor be open voting, by way of show of hands.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM, handed over to the Returning Officer (General Manager) Mr Alan Stoneham, to conduct the election of the Mayor.

The Returning Officer indicated that he had received two (2) nominations for the position of Mayor and asked whether there were any other nominations.  No other nominations were forthcoming.

The Returning Officer stated that the following nominations were in order:

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM was nominated by Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Ross Fowler OAM and Ben Goldfinch, and that Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM accepted the nomination for the position of Mayor.

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow was nominated by Councillors Karen McKeown, Prue Guillaume, Kaylene Allison and Kath Presdee, and that Councillor Jackie Greenow accepted the nomination for the position of Mayor.

 

The Returning Officer then conducted the ballot.

 

Voting for Councillor Kevin Crameri  OAM – Councillors Kevin Crameri OAM, Ross Fowler OAM, Robert Ardill, Mark Davies, Ben Goldfinch, Tanya Davies, Marko Malkoc and Jim Aitken OAM.

 

Voting for Councillor Jackie Greenow – Councillors Jackie Greenow, John Thain, Greg Davies, Kath Presdee, Karen McKeown, Prue Guillaume and Kaylene Allison.

 

The Returning Officer then declared the voting closed and that the result was as follows:

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM – 8 votes

Councillor Jackie Greenow – 7 votes.

 

The Returning Officer declared Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM duly elected as Mayor for the 2009/2010 Mayoral Term.

 

 

 

Former Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM, placed the Mayoral Chains on Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM and Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM took the chair, the time being 7:31 pm.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM, thanked his colleagues for their support.

 

Councillors Jackie Greenow, Greg Davies, Karen McKeown, Mark Davies, Tanya Davies, John Thain, Ross Fowler OAM and the General Manager, Alan Stoneham congratulated Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM on his election as Mayor.

 

 

2        Election of Deputy Mayor                                                                                                 

318  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Election of Deputy Mayor be received.

2.     In the event of more than one Councillor being nominated, the method of election for the office of Deputy Mayor be open voting, by way of show of hands.

3.     In accordance with Section 231 (2) of the Local Government Act 1993, the term of office of the Deputy Mayor for the 2009/2010 period be the same as the term of office of the Mayor (until the next Mayoral election to be held in September 2010).

 

The Returning Officer indicated that he had received two (2) nominations for the position of Deputy Mayor and asked whether there were any other nominations.  No other nominations were forthcoming.

The Returning Officer stated that the following nominations were in order:

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM was nominated by Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kevin Crameri OAM and Ben Goldfinch, and that Councillor Ross Fowler OAM accepted the nomination for the position of Deputy Mayor.

 

Councillor Karen McKeown was nominated by Councillors John Thain, Greg Davies, Prue Guillaume and Kaylene Allison, and that Councillor Karen McKeown accepted the nomination for the position of Deputy Mayor.

 

The Returning Officer then conducted the ballot.

 

Voting for Councillor Ross Fowler OAM – Councillors Ross Fowler OAM, Jim Aitken OAM, Robert Ardill, Mark Davies, Ben Goldfinch, Tanya Davies, Marko Malkoc and Kevin Crameri OAM.

 

 

Voting for Councillor Karen McKeown – Councillors Karen McKeown, Jackie Greenow, John Thain, Greg Davies, Kath Presdee, Prue Guillaume and Kaylene Allison.

 

The Returning Officer then declared the voting closed and that the result was as follows:

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM – 8 votes

Councillor Karen McKeown– 7 votes.

 

The Returning Officer declared Councillor Ross Fowler OAM duly elected as Deputy Mayor for the 2009/2010 Mayoral Term.

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM thanked his colleagues for their support.

 

Councillors Jackie Greenow and John Thain congratulated Councillor Ross Fowler OAM on his election as Deputy Mayor.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM, thanked the Returning Officer, (General Manager) Alan Stoneham, for the conduct of the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

 

 

3        Councillor Fees                                                                                                                   

319  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Councillor Fees be received.

2.     In the interest of transparency, Councillor Fees be displayed on Council’s website.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 7:56 pm.

 

 

I certify that these 5 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 28 September 2009.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date