CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 13 OCTOBER 2014 AT 7:05PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car, Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish, Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow OAM, Karen McKeown, John Thain and Michelle Tormey.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Mark Davies for the period 10 October 2014 to 10 November 2014 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

PRC 59  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that an apology be received for Councillor Tricia Hitchen.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 8 September 2014

PRC 60  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 8 September 2014 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 3 – Placement of Council news page as he is a Director and Shareholder of a company subject to the report.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 3 – Placement of Council news page as he is a Shareholder  of a company subject to the report

 

  DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

1        Grant Application - 2014-15 Metropolitan Greenspace Program                                

PRC 61  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Grant Application - 2014-15 Metropolitan Greenspace Program be received.

2.     Council endorse the three projects identified for the ‘Our River – Path, Play and Planning’ Metropolitan Greenspace Program application.

 

 


 

Outcome 6 - We're healthy and share strong community spirit

 

2        Sport Facility Grant Program - NSW Office of Sport                                                    

PRC 62  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Sport Facility Grant Program - NSW Office of Sport be received.

2.     Grant applications are submitted for:

-     The installation of four floodlight poles with 100 lux lighting at Myrtle Road Fields, Claremont Meadows and Council commit a $90,000 contribution to the project from the Local Open Space Contributions Plan.

-     The installation of an outdoor health and fitness gym at Callisto Drive, Cranebrook and Council commit a $55,000 contribution funded by Council’s Grants Reserve ($40,000) and Neighbourhood Renewal Program ($15,000).

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM and Councillor Jim Aitken OAM having previously declared Pecuniary Interests in this item left the meeting, the time being 7:11pm

 

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies took the Chair for consideration of this item, the time being 7:11pm.

 

3        Placement of Council news page                                                                                    

PRC 63  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Placement of Council news page be received.

2.     Council’s weekly news page be placed with the Western Weekender for the next two years.

3.     Council’s quarterly Community Newsletter be placed with the Penrith Gazette/St Marys Star for the next two years as a 8 page middle of the newspaper insert.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM returned to the meeting and resumed the Chair, the time being 7:25pm.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 7:25pm.

 


 

4        Draft Policy on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors                                                                                                     

PRC 64  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

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 on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors.

3.     A further report be presented to Council at the conclusion of the exhibition period.

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1           Badgerys Creek Airport - Stationery                                                                     

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested an urgent report to the next Ordinary Council meeting detailing when Council stopped putting the No Airport information on Council stationery and if we can start putting “No 24 Hour Airport at Badgerys Creek” information on stationery again.

 

RR 2           Penrith Lakes Development Corporation - Water Quality                                  

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a report to Council on what is happening with the Penrith Lakes Development Corporation and future water quality and who will pay.

 

RR 3           Filling of Floodplain                                                                                                 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested an urgent report on the filling of the floodplain by Lend Lease regarding the central precinct.

 

RR 4           9th Avenue - Local Traffic Committee                                                                  

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memo reply advising on what is planned and discussed for 9th Avenue, Llandilo as per LTC Item 16 held on 13 October 2014.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting and did not return, the time being 7:38pm.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 7:40pm.

 

I certify that these 3 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 13 October 2014.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date