CONFIRMED MINUTES

†OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2012 AT 7:06PM

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 Cityís 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, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Robert Ardill, Prue Car, Kevin Crameri OAM, Mark Davies, Tanya Davies, Ross Fowler OAM, Ben Goldfinch, Marko Malkoc, Karen McKeown, Kath Presdee and John Thain.

APOLOGIES

248† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that an apology be received for Councillor Kaylene Allison.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 27 August 2012

249† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 27 August 2012 be confirmed.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

250† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that Standing Orders be suspended to allow Councilís Auditor to address the meeting, the time being 7:11pm.

 

Councilís External Auditor, Mr Dennis Banicevic, a Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers, addressed the meeting and gave a short presentation on Councilís 2011-2012 Draft Annual Financial Statements.† Mr Banicevic said the Statements show Penrith City Council to be in a sound financial position and that they demonstrate a high standard of financial reporting.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

251† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor John Thain that Standing Orders be resumed, the time being 7:17pm.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A Leading City

 

1††††††† 2011-12 Draft Financial Statements†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

252† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

1.†††† The information contained in the report on 2011-12 Draft Financial Statements be received.

2.†††† Pursuant to s413(2)(c) it is the Council's opinion that:

a.†† The financial statements and schedules have been drawn up in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and Regulations, the Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting, the Local Government Australian Infrastructure Management Guidelines, and Australian Accounting Standards. The Code requires a phasing in of the new accounting requirements

b.†† The statements comply with Australian Statements of Accounting Concepts

c.†† The financial statements present fairly the Council's financial position as at 30 June 2012 and the operating result for the year then ended

d.†† The statements are in accord with Council's accounting and other records.

3.††† Pursuant to the Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting and section 215 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 it is the Council's opinion that:

a.†† The accompanying Special Purpose Financial report has been drawn up in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and Regulations, the Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting, and the requirements of National Competition Policy. The Code requires the inclusion of various charges and subsidies which are not actually paid or payable.

b.†† The report is a special purpose report and is not required to comply with Australian Accounting Standards. The above legislative requirements differ from Australian Accounting Standards and hence the report does not comply with Australian Accounting Standards.

c.†† The financial statements present a modelled scenario for comparative purposes. They do not report an actual result.

4.†† Council confirm its endorsement of the budget in the knowledge that some of its business activities are not making commercial returns. The existence of notional subsidies represents Councilís commitment to its community service obligations.

5.†† The Statements be forwarded to Council's Auditors.

6.†† Abandonments for 2011-12 as detailed be written off.

7.†† The balance of stores and materials be adjusted in the stores and materials registers in accordance with the various write-offs.

8.†† Councilís Finance staff be thanked for their efforts in the preparation of the Financial Statements.

 

 

2††††††† Council Operations between the Local Government Election and the 24 September 2012 Ordinary Council Meeting††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

253† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Robert Ardill

That:

1.†††† The information contained in the report on Council Operations between the Local Government Election and the 24 September 2012 Ordinary Council Meeting be received

2.†††† Development Applications which would normally warrant reporting to Council between 4 September 2012 and 14 October 2012 inclusive be determined under the General Managerís delegation by:

∑†††† the General Manager, after consultation with the Mayor, or in the Mayor's absence, the Deputy Mayor, in the periods from 4 September 2012 to 7 September 2012 inclusive and from 24 September 2012 to 14 October 2012 inclusive;

∑†††† the General Manager, after consultation with the Mayor, in the period from 10 October 2012 to 24 September 2012.

 

2.†††† A report be presented to the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held on 15 October 2012 if any delegations of authority were used during the above periods.

 

 

A City of Opportunities

 

3††††††† End of Term Report††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

254† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.         The information contained in the report on End of Term Report be received.

2.         Councilís staff be thanked for a comprehensive and informative report.

 

URGENT BUSINESS

 

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow spoke on the success of the St Marys Spring Festival held on the weekend. Councillor Greenow wished to express her thanks to Council for their assistance in the event and a special thankyou to the Committee members for all their hard work. Councillor Greenow requested that Council write to the Committee thanking them for their efforts in organising the Spring Festival.

 

255RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri 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.

 

256RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that Council write to the St Marys Spring Festival Committee thanking them for their efforts in organising the Spring Festival.

 

Council then held a minutes silence as a mark of respect for the five Australian Soldiers who were recently killed in Afghanistan, the time being 7:31pm.

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

2††††††† LGMA NSW Management Excellence Awards

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257† † RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the Mayoral Minute on LGMA NSW Management Excellence Awards be received.

Councillor Jackie Greenow spoke in support of the Mayoral Minute.

 

1††††††† Retrospective

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 7:33pm.

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 7:38pm.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††

258† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the Mayoral Minute on Retrospective be received.

 

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 8:06pm.
Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8:08pm.

 

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow and Councillors John Thain, Tanya Davies, Kevin Crameri OAM, Jim Aitken OAM, Marko Malkoc, Rob Ardill, Ben Goldfinch and Ross Fowler OAM then took the opportunity to reflect on their term on Council.

 

The General Manager, Alan Stoneham then addressed the Council and thanked the Councillors on behalf of the staff for their contribution to the City and farewelled those Councillors not seeking re-election and wished the best of luck to those Councillors seeking re-election.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:21pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 5 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 3 September 2012.

 

 

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