NAMBUCCA SHIRE COUNCIL

Ordinary Council Meeting

MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Council Meeting HELD ON 19 May 2011 COMMENCING AT 5.30 PM

 

The following document is the minutes of the Council meeting held on 19 May 2011.  These minutes are subject to confirmation as to their accuracy at the next meeting to be held on 2 June 2011 and therefore subject to change.  Please refer to the minutes of 2 June 2011 for confirmation.

 

 

PRESENT

 

Cr Rhonda Hoban (Mayor)

Cr Paula Flack

Cr John Ainsworth (Deputy Mayor)

Cr Anne Smyth

Cr Janet Court

Cr Elaine South

Cr Brian Finlayson

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Michael Coulter (General Manager)

Greg Meyers (Director Environment & Planning)

Paul Gallagher (Director Engineering Services)

Lorraine Hemsworth (Minute Secretary)

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Cr M Moran OAM (in hospital)

 

PRAYER

 

Pastor Darryl Spriggs, from the Presbyterian Church, offered a prayer on behalf of the Nambucca Minister's Association.

 

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

 

Mr Greg Meyers, Director Environment and Planning declared a pecuniary interest in Items 5.1 Notice of Motion - Concerns Raised over the Determination Process of Joint Regional Planning Panel Decision - DA 2010/234 Proposed Primary School, Lot 11 DP 805157, Dudley Street Macksville and 5.2 Notice of Motion - Review of Joint Regional Planning Panel Decision - DA 2010/234 Proposed Primary School, Lot 11 DP 805157, Dudley Street, Macksville under the Local Government Act as his wife is an employee of the Lismore Diocese who are the beneficiaries of the Application.  Mr Meyers left the meeting for these Items.

 

Cr P Flack declared a non-pecuniary – Less Significant Conflict interest in Item 9.5 Request for a Nomination for the Mid North Coast Local Health Network Community Reference Group under the Local Government Act as Cr Flack is an employee of Mid North Coast Local Health Network (previously North Coast Area Health) and stayed for discussion and voting.

 

Mayor, Councillor Rhonda Hoban declared a pecuniary interest in Item 11.4 Transfer of Smiths Lane from a Crown to a Council Public road under the Local Government Act as the Mayor has relatives that own adjacent to Smiths Lane and may benefit from Council’s decision.  Cr Hoban left the meeting for this item.

 

Cr B Finlayson declared a pecuniary interest in Item 11.4 Transfer of Smiths Lane from a Crown to a Council Public road under the Local Government Act as he is acting for developers who will rely on this road access to a subdivision  Cr Finlayson left the meeting for this item.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Council Meeting 5 May 2011

 

2816/11  RESOLVED:      (Flack/Court)

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting of 5 May 2011 be confirmed.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Special Meeting of Council 12 May 2011

 

2817/11 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

That the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council of 12 May 2011 be confirmed.

 

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM

 

The following resident spoke at the Public Forum making the following points:

 

i)        Mr Chris Hewgill—Chairperson Nambucca Valley Youth Services Centre – Funding of the Nambucca Valley Youth Services Centre.

 

          Mr Hewgill addressed Council to a prepared statement which is on file.

 

 

 

 


5.42 pm Cr B Finlayson entered the meeting.

 

 

Mr Greg Meyers, Director Environment and Planning left the meeting at 5.46 pm and returned at the conclusion of this item at 6.17 pm.

 

DELEGATIONS

2818/11 Resolved:       (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

That the following delegation be heard in relation to Item 5.1:

 

i)        John Moore - Notice of Motion - Concerns Raised over the Determination Process of Joint Regional Planning Panel Decision - DA 2010/234 Proposed Primary School, Lot 11 DP 805157, Dudley Street Macksville

 

          Mr Moore addressed Council to a prepared statement which is on file.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Hoban

 

ITEM 5.1      SF1595              190511      Notice of Motion - Concerns Raised over the Determination Process of Joint Regional Planning Panel Decision - DA 2010/234 Proposed Primary School, Lot 11 DP 805157, Dudley Street, Macksville

2819/11 RESOLVED:       (Hoban/Court)

 

That in accordance with the Joint Regional Planning Panels Complaint Handling Policy Council forward the concerns raised over the determination of DA 2010/234 Proposed Primary School, Lot 11 DP 805157, Dudley Street, Macksville to the Joint Regional Planning Panel Secretariat, with a copy to the NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Oxley the Hon Andrew Stoner MP.

 

 

 

 


NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Hoban

 

ITEM 5.2      SF1595              190511      Notice of Motion - Review of Joint Regional Planning Panel Decision - DA 2010/234 Proposed Primary School, Lot 11 DP 805157, Dudley Street, Macksville

2820/11 RESOLVED:       (Hoban/South)

 

That Council asks the Minister to make an urgent determination as to whether the issues raised in the letters of complaint and public representations regarding the Joint Regional Planning Panel’s determination of DA 2010/234 provide grounds for the Minister to exercise his responsibilities under Section 7(f) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Flack

 

ITEM 5.3      SF1595              190511      Notice of Motion - Taxi Stand In High Street, Bowraville

motion:      (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council investigate whether the taxi rank can be relocated from High Street, Bowraville.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council investigate relocation of the taxi rank from High Street, Bowraville to another suitable location in Bowraville.

 

The Amendment was carried and became the motion and it was:

 

Motion:      (Ainsworth/Flack)

 

That Council investigate relocation of the taxi rank from High Street, Bowraville to another suitable location in Bowraville.

 

Amendment:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council investigate relocation of the taxi rank from High Street, Bowraville to another suitable location in Bowraville with options regarding removal and reinstatement when required.

 

The Amendment was carried and became the motion and it was:

 

2821/11 Resolved:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council investigate relocation of the taxi rank from High Street, Bowraville to another suitable location in Bowraville with options regarding removal and reinstatement when required.

 

 

NOTICE OF MOTION - CR Flack

 

ITEM 5.4      SF1595              190511      Notice of Motion - Annual Report

2822/11 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That the General Manager present an overview of the Annual Report to Councillors upon its completion.

 

  

 

 

 

 

DELEGATIONS

Mr John Butler, CEO Nambucca Valley Care

ITEM 9.3      Nambucca Valley Care - Request for Reimbursement of DA fees totalling $8,902

 

Mr John Butler addressed Council making the following points:

 

ITEM 9.3      SF788                190511      Nambucca Valley Care - Request for Reimbursement of DA fees totalling $8,902

Motion:      (Flack/Court)

 

That Nambucca Valley Care be advised that Council has no budget provision for the refund of its development application fees.

 

Amendment:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That Council refund 50% of the Development Application Fees to Nambucca Valley Care from the $20,000 provision in the Draft 2011/2012 Budget subject to the provision in the Draft Budget being finally adopted.

 

The Amendment was Lost.

 

Motion:      (Flack/Court)

 

That Nambucca Valley Care be advised that Council has no budget provision for the refund of its development application fees.

 

Amendment:       (Hoban/Flack)

 

That Council consider refunding 50% of the Development Application Fees to Nambucca Valley Care from the $20,000 provision in the Draft 2011/2012 Budget on the basis that the provision in the Draft Budget is finally adopted.

 

The Amendment was carried and became the motion and it was:

 

2823/11 Resolved:       (Hoban/Flack)

 

That Council consider refunding 50% of the Development Application Fees to Nambucca Valley Care from the $20,000 provision in the Draft 2011/2012 Budget on the basis that the provision in the Draft Budget is finally adopted.

 

 

 



DELEGATIONS continued

 

Mrs Janine Reed

ITEM 10.8    903 Taylors Arm Road, Utungun Conversion of approved Shed to Dwelling and issue of Building Certificate.

 

Mrs Janine Reed addressed Council to a prepared statement which is on file.

 

ITEM 10.8    LF4905               190511      903 Taylors Arm Road, Utungun Conversion of approved Shed to Dwelling and issue of Building Certificate

2824/11 RESOLVED:       (Court/Finlayson)

 

That Council proceed to issue a Building Certificate for Lot 266 DP 755539, 903 Taylors Arm Road Utungun, subject to receipt of a formal Building Certificate application, associated fees and Survey Certificate.

 

 

ASKING OF QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

There were no Questions With Notice.

 

 

 


QUESTIONS FOR CLOSED MEETING WHERE DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN RECEIVED

 

There were no Questions for Closed Meeting where due Notice has been received.

 

 

 


General Manager Report

 

ITEM 9.1      SF959                190511      Outstanding Actions and Reports

2825/11 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That the list of outstanding actions and reports be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

ITEM 9.2      SF820                190511      Quarterly Performance Review - 31 March 2011

2826/11 RESOLVED:       (Smyth/Flack)

 

That Council note the extent to which the Performance Targets have been achieved for the quarter to 31 March 2011.

 

 

Item 9.3 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ITEM 9.4      SF764                190511      Renewal of Licence for Advertising Sign on Part Crown Reserve 81262

2827/11 RESOLVED:       (Flack/South)

 

1          That Council, in its capacity of Reserve Trust Manager for Crown Reserve R81262, grant a Licence for a period of five years to the operator of the White Albatross Caravan Park for the use of part Reserve R81262 for an Advertising Sign with a commencing annual rent of $2,000 (exclusive GST) and subject to the terms and conditions deemed necessary by Council’s Legal Advisor.

 

2          That Council, in its capacity of Reserve Trust Manager for Crown Reserve R81262, authorise the Mayor and the General Manager to execute all necessary documents to give effect to the Licence by the Reserve Trust Reserve Trust Manager for Crown Reserve R81262 to the operator of the White Albatross Caravan Park for the use Part Reserve 81262 for use as an Advertising Sign.

 

 

ITEM 9.5      SF860                190511      Request for a Nomination for the Mid North Coast Local Health Network Community Reference Group

2828/11 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Hoban)

 

That Council nominate Cr E South to be Council’s representative on the Mid North Coast Local Health Network Community Reference Group.

 

 

ITEM 9.6      SF394                190511      Investment Report to 30 April 2011

2829/11 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That the Accountants’ Report on Investments placed to 30 April 2011 be noted.

 

 

ITEM 9.7      SF63                  190511      Goods and Services Tax Certificate 1 May 2010 - 30 April 2011

2830/11 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Court)

 

That the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, General Manager and Responsible Accounting Officer be authorised to sign the Goods and Services Tax Certificate 1 May 2010 to 30 April 2011 required by the Department of Local Government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.8      SF909                190511      National Broadband Network (NBN) Rollout

2831/11 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Court)

 

1        That the Manager Business Development prepare a digital economy strategy that works towards providing mapping of our existing copper wire network and country energy network also identifying local black spots to be presented to NBN Co management for rollout consideration.

 

2        That the Manager Business Development advise NBN Co that Nambucca Shire would expect that NBN comply with the requirements outlined in the Infrastructure SEPP for the items to be installed and erected in conjunction with the NBN rollout.

 

3        That the Manager Business Development advise NBN Co that a Memorandum of Understanding relating to repairing any damage to Council's existing infrastructure, including roads, footpaths, parks and reserves would be required prior to any works being undertaken within the shire.

 

4        That the Manager Business Development be identified as the single point of Contact in regard to the NBN.

 

 

ITEM 9.9      SF1639              190511      Economic Directions Committee

2832/11 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Smyth)

 

1        That Council advertise for expressions of interest in participating in an Economic Directions Committee.

 

2        That the Committee be comprised of 10 members of the public (4 from Nambucca Heads, 4 from Macksville and 2 from Bowraville) and 2 Councillors being Cr Finlayson and Cr Ainsworth, one of whom would act as Chair.

 

3        That the Economic Development Committee meet quarterly or as required for a particular project.

 

 

ITEM 9.10    SF341                190511      Insurance Cover for Markets

2833/11 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

That the Missabotti Community Centre be advised that Council needs to sight an insurance certificate which refers specifically to their markets and provides product indemnity and public liability for stall holders before any further markets are conducted.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.11    SF1031              190511      Deleting Policy on the Reimbursement/Waiver of Fees and Charges for Not for Profit Charities and Community Groups

2834/11 RESOLVED:       (Ainsworth/Finlayson)

 

1        That the policy titled, “Not for Profit Charities or Community Groups – Reimbursement/Waiver of Fees and Charges” be deleted.

 

2        That a new policy covering donations to charities be prepared to cover all existing policies and to better ration the allocation of the limited donations budget.

 

 

 


Director Environment and Planning Report

 

ITEM 10.1    SF1268              190511      Our Living Coast Project Update

2835/11 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Finlayson)

 

That Council note the progress of the “Our Living Coast” sustainability initiative, that is being conducted in partnership with Coffs Harbour City Council and Bellingen Shire Council, with funding from the NSW Environmental Trust.

 

 

ITEM 10.2    SF1589              190511      Outstanding DA's greater than 12 months, applications where submissions received not determined to 6 May 2011

2836/11 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Ainsworth)

 

That the applications where submissions have been received be noted and received for information by Council.

 

 

ITEM 10.3    SF1589              190511      DA's and CDC's Received and Determined under Delegated Authority to 6 May 2011

2837/11 RESOLVED:       (South/Finlayson)

 

That Council note the Development Applications/Complying Development Applications received and determined under delegated authority.

 

 

ITEM 10.4    SF1589              190511      DEP Applications and Statistical Reports July 2010-June 2011, 2007-2011 and Certificates Received 2007-2011

2838/11 RESOLVED:       (Flack/South)

 

1          That Council note development application statistics and processing times for July 2010-June 2011 compared with July 2009-June 2010.

 

2          That Council note Occupational Certificate released for the years 2004 to 2011.

 

3          That Council note the statistical information for Applications and Certificates received by Council for 2004-2011.

 

4          That Council note the statistical breakdown of development applications thus far for the current year beginning 1 January 2011.

 

 

ITEM 10.5    SF1589              190511      Contract Regulatory Officer's Report April 2011

2839/11 RESOLVED:       (Flack/South)

 

That the report from the Contract Regulatory Officer for April 2011 be received and noted by Council.

 

 


 

ITEM 10.6    SF1496              190511      Minutes of the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on 15 February 2011

2840/11 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Finlayson)

 

1          That the Minutes from the Nambucca River, Creeks, Estuary and Coastline Management Committee Meeting held on Friday, 15 February 2011 be endorsed.

 

2          That Council follow up with the RTA in relation to and ensure it includes the full strip of the Pacific Highway from the Macksville Bridge to the junction of the old highway at Midcoast Trucks re culverts for drainage under current highway, with RTA with a formal letter.

 

3          That Council follow up with Council’s Surveyor when the surveying will be complete for the river site gauges which are to be placed in at least one position on Taylors Arm River at Kings Point and one position on Tilly Willy Creek Kings.

 

4          That Council consider in its 2011-2012 budget, further openings of the Stuart Island causeway.

 

5          That Council be requested to install flood markers under the highway bridge on Scotts Head Road.

 

 

ITEM 10.7    DA2010/275        190511      Determination of DA 2010/275 - Subdivision to create four (4) industrial lots

2841/11 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

1          That Council determine DA 2010/275 for a four (4) lot industrial subdivision by granting development consent, subject to conditions attached to this report.

 

2                    That Council resolve to prepare a planning proposal to rezone proposed Lot 14 from IN1 General Industrial to B7 Business Park.

 

For the amendment: Councillors Ainsworth, Court, Finlayson, Flack, Smyth, South and Hoban                                                                                          (Total 7)

Against the amendment:  Nil                                         (Total 0)

 

 

Item 10.8 was dealt with under Delegations.

 

 

 

Director Engineering Services Report

 

ITEM 11.1    SF1582              190511      Proposed Closure of Pathway between 44-46 Marshall Way, Nambucca Heads

2842/11 RESOLVED:       (Flack/South)

 

That Council not accede to the request for the closure of the pathway between 44 and 46 Marshall Way, Nambucca Heads.

 

 


 

ITEM 11.2    SF1064              190511      Nambucca District Water Supply - Adaptive Management Strategy

2843/11 RESOLVED:       (Court/South)

 

1        That Council receive the draft Terms of Reference for the River Management Committee and the Draft Charter for the River Monitoring Program Working Group.

 

2        That Council provide written comments on the draft Terms of Reference and Draft Charter documents to the Manger Water and Sewerage by 31 May 2011.

 

3        That Council note that a presentation on the Adaptive Management Strategy (AMS) will be provided by GHD at the Nambucca District Water Supply Steering Committee meeting proposed for 6 July 2011.

 

4        That Council note that Councillors will have the opportunity to provide comment on the Adaptive Management Strategy (AMS) following the presentation from GHD.

 

 

General Purpose Committee from the CLOSED REPORT

 

 

2844/11 Resolved:       (Flack/Ainsworth)

 

That the recommendation on the Contract for the Operation and Management of the Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre be brought forward.

 

COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)

2845/11 Resolved:       (Court/Ainsworth)

 

1          That Council consider any written representations from the public as to why the Meeting should not be Closed to the public.

 

2          That Council move into Closed Meeting to discuss the matters for the reason(s) listed below.

 

Reason reports are in Closed Meeting:

 

It is recommended that the Council resolve into closed session with the press and public excluded to allow consideration of this item, as provided for under Section 10A(2) (c) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993, on the grounds that the report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; AND the report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

 

 

 


The Ordinary Council Meeting's Meeting IN CLOSED MEETING commenced at 7.35 pm.

 

 

 


2846/11 Resolved:       (Court/South)

 

That Ordinary Council Meeting resume in Open Meeting. The Ordinary Council Meeting resumed IN OPEN MEETING at 7.50 pm.

 

 


FROM COUNCIL IN CLOSED MEETING

 

General Manager Report

For Confidential Business Paper in Closed Meeting

 

ITEM 11.1         T047/2010      190511      Contract for the Operation and Management of the Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre (Item 11.1 in the General Purpose Committee)

2847/11 RESOLVED:       (Finlayson/Ainsworth)

 

That the matter of the Contract for the Operation and Management of the Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre be deferred to the next Council meeting scheduled for 2 June 2011 so as to provide clarification of a legal issue raised in closed meeting.

 

 

 


ITEM 11.3    SF453                190511      Waste Management Service Comparisons

2848/11 RESOLVED:       (Court/Flack)

 

That Council receive and note the information provided in the waste services comparison report for the Mid North Coast Councils.

 

 

The Mayor, Cr Hoban and Cr Finlayson left the meeting for this Item at 7.55 pm and Cr Ainsworth, Deputy Mayor Chaired the meeting for the duration of Item and Mayor, Cr Hoban and Finlayson returned after the conclusion at 7.56 pm and Mayor, Cr Hoban resumed the Chair.

 

ITEM 11.4    RF400                190511      Transfer of Smiths Lane, Bowraville from a Crown Road to a Council Public Road

2849/11 RESOLVED:       (Court/Flack)

 

1        That Council note the transfer of Smiths Lane from a Crown road to a Council dedicated public road.

 

2        That Council endorse the adoption of Smiths Lane as a Class 4 road in accordance with Council’s Road Hierarchy.

 

 

ITEM 11.5    SF415                190511      Encroachment of Autumn Lodge onto Dawkins Park RF203 - Closure of Short Street, Macksville

2850/11  Resolved:      (Flack/Smyth)

 

That recommendation No. 1 on the Encroachment of Autumn Lodge onto Dawkins Park RF203, Macksville be deferred to next General Purpose Meeting scheduled for 15 June 2011.

 

2851/11 Resolved:       (Court/Ainsworth)

 

2        That Council agree to the closure and sale of Short Street, Macksville and the adjacent Pathway to Nambucca Valley Care Limited provided that:

 

a        The necessary easements are created for Council and Essential Energy infrastructure;

 

b        Nambucca Valley Care Limited enter into a Deed of Agreement with Council undertaking to pay all costs associated with the closure and sale including (but not limited by) survey, legal, valuation, land value and Council fees.

 

 

 

ITEM 11.6    SF453                190511      Waste Management Rural Disposal Services

2852/11 RESOLVED:       (Flack/Court)

 

That Council receive and note the information for the rural waste management disposal services beyond the defined collection zone.

 

 

ITEM 11.7    SF86                  190511      2009/2010 State Emergency Service Annual Report

2853/11 RESOLVED:       (South/Finlayson)

 

That Council receive and note the information on the 2009/2010 State Emergency Service Annual Report.

 

2854/11  Resolved:      (Ainsworth/Court)

 

That Council write to relevant Minister expressing concern about such levies being unaffordable and referring to recent cost increases from the Rural Fire Service.

 

 

 

General Purpose Committee REPORT

 

ITEM 12.1         DA2011/053   190511      Drainage Issues Nambucca Valley Care - Riverside Drive Nambucca Heads (Item 8.1 in the General Purpose Committee)

2855/11 Resolved:       (Hoban/Court)

 

That Council note the report and the Engineering Department provide a further report on the outcome of the GHD investigation and in particular whether there will still be an issue with the outlet under Riverside Drive once the detention basin has been cleared.

 

2856/11 Resolved:       (Hoban/Court)

 

That Council again lobby the State and Federal Governments for financial assistance to address issues (culvert capacity in front of Riverside Gardens and landslips) on the former Pacific Highway which is now Riverside Drive.

 

 

 

ITEM 12.2         SF629            190511      Tree Removal/Pruning Application - 484 Upper Warrell Creek Road, Macksville (Item 9.1 in the General Purpose Committee)

2857/11 RESOLVED:       (Court/Flack)

 

That the application for the removal of a eucalypt tree adjacent to 484 Upper Warrell Creek Road, Macksville be refused as the tree appears reasonably healthy and that the Engineering Department make enquiries as to whether the bus stop can be moved to the north.

 

 

ITEM 9.2           SF629            190511      Tree Removal/Pruning Application - 407 Gumma Road, Macksville (Item 9.2 in the General Purpose Committee)

2858/11 RESOLVED:       (Court/Flack)

 

That the application for the removal of two trees adjacent to 407 Gumma Road, Macksville be refused as the trees appear reasonably healthy.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.3           SF629            190511      Tree Removal/Pruning Application - 127 Wallace Street, Macksville (Item 9.3 in the General Purpose Committee)

2859/11 RESOLVED:       (Court/Finlayson)    (Court/Finlayson)

 

That the application for the removal of trees opposite 127 Wallace Street, Macksville be refused.

 

 

ITEM 9.4           SF629            190511      Tree Removal/Pruning Application - Lot 53 Gumma Road, Macksville (Item 9.4 in the General Purpose Committee)

2860/11 RESOLVED:       (Court/Ainsworth)

 

That the application for the removal of the two trees be approved subject to the replacement planting of similar trees in the road reserve.  Further, the removal of the trees and their replacement to be at the applicant’s expense.

 

2861/11 Resolved:       (Hoban/Ainsworth)

 

That Council amend its policy so that in future any request for the removal of trees deemed healthy by Council staff be accompanied by an Arborist’s report to be commissioned by Council at the applicant’s expense.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.5           SF415            190511      Smoke Free Zones (Item 9.5 in the General Purpose Committee)

2862/11 RESOLVED:       (Court/Flack)

 

1        That Council reinstate the seat back to its original location on the corner of McKay and Princess Street Macksville.

 

2        That the Proprietor of Spoilt Rotten Beauty be advised that Council’s “Smoke Free Zone” Policy does not extend to isolated public seating areas.

 

3        That the Proprietor of Spoilt Rotten Beauty be advised that Council will not consider Princess Street as an isolated area for a “Smoke Free Zone” without full public consultation or consideration of other CBD areas within the Nambucca Valley.

 

2863/11 Resolved:       (Flack/Smyth)

 

That Council write to Rob Torelli (Rob’s Hair Salon/Barber) enquiring as to his willingness to manage a cigarette butt tray ie putting it out and bringing it in every day with Council to provide the tray.

 

 

Item 11.1 in the General Purpose Committee was taken forward.

 

   

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business the Mayor then closed the meeting the time being 8.10 pm.

 

Confirmed and signed by the Mayor on 2 June 2011.

 

CR RHONDA HOBAN

MAYOR

(CHAIRPERSON)