Extraordinary Meeting Minutes

Held on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

at Council Chambers, Bega commencing at 10.00 am

 


Present

Cr Bill Taylor, Mayor

Cr Russell Fitzpatrick, Deputy Mayor

Cr Tony Allen

Cr Michael Britten

Cr Keith Hughes

Cr Ann Mawhinney

Cr Liz Seckold

Cr Sharon Tapscott

In Attendance

Acting General Manager, Ms Leanne Barnes

Group Manager Infrastructure, Waste and Water, Mr Wayne Sartori

Group Manager Planning and Environment, Mr Andrew Woodley

Acting Group Manager Community and Relationships, Mr Simon Schweitzer

Workforce and Administration, Manager
Ms Nina Churchward

Minute Secretary, Ms Janelle Curtis

 

1.

Apologies

 

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Mawhinney

That the apology from Cr McBain be accepted.

In favour:††††††† Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:††††††††††† Nil

Absent:†††††††††††† Cr McBain

 

2.†††††††† Declarations

There were no declarations of interest

3.†††††††† Staff Reports Ė Leading Organisation

In accordance with Councilís Code of Meeting Practice, Councillor Taylor †assumed the chair for this meeting.

10.02 am Ms Barnes declared a pecuniary interest and departed the meeting room.† A signed declaration was provided by Ms Barnes for inclusion in the Register.

 

3.1

General Manager's Conditions of Employment procedure†† †††

246/13

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and Mawhinney

That Council endorses the General Managerís Conditions of Employment procedure.

In favour:††††††† Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:††††††††††† Nil

Absent:†††††††††††† Cr McBain and Seckold

 

4.†††††††† Confidential Business

 

Adjournment Into Closed Session

247/13

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Mawhinney and Tapscott

1.††††††† That Council resolve to adjourn into Closed Session to discuss the following confidential items:

4.1††† Appointment of General Manager

Reason for Confidentiality

This item is classified CONFIDENTIAL under the provisions of Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act, which permits the meeting to be closed to the public for business relating to (a) the report contains personnel matters concerning particular individuals.

2.††††††† That Pursuant to Section 10A of the Local Government 1993, the press and public be excluded from the proceedings on the basis that the business to be considered is classified confidential under the provisions of Section 10A(2) of the Act as outlined above.

3.††††††† That the correspondence and reports relevant to the subject business be withheld from access to the press and public as required by the Local Government Act 1993, Section 11(2).

In favour:††††††† Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:††††††††††† Nil

Absent:†††††††††††† Cr McBain and Seckold

10.04 am††† The Senior Staff departed the meeting room.

5.†††††††† Adoption of reports from Closed Session

5.1

Appointment of the General Manager

248/13

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Hughes and Mawhinney

That the preferred candidate, Ms Leanne Barnes, selected by the recruitment panel on 9 December 2013, be offered the position of General Manager of Bega Valley Shire Council and the Mayor be authorised to finalise negotiations and execute the employment† contract based on the following:

a) †† A five (5) year performance-based contract to commence on 1 January 2014.

b) †† A total remuneration package of $250,000.

c) †† The contract being in accordance with the standard contract required by the Division of Local Government.

2.†††††††† That a budget provision of $15,000 be made to ensure the new General Manager is provided with professional and leadership development in the first year of office.

3.†††††††† That a public announcement of the name of the successful candidate be made once the Mayor has obtained a written acceptance of the offer from Ms Barnes.

4.††††† The Mayor is authorised to execute the contract under Councilís seal.

In favour:†† Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:†††††† Nil

Absent:†††††††† Cr McBain

 

6.†††††††† Resolutions to declassify reports considered in closed session

6.1

Resolution to declassify the 18 December 2013 Closed Session Report - Appointment of the General Manager

249/13

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Hughes

That the report contained in the Closed Session Agenda 18 December 2013 Ė Appointment of the General Manager, be declassified and made available on Councilís website.

In favour:††††††† Crs Taylor, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Mawhinney, Allen, Fitzpatrick and Britten

Against:††††††††††† Nil

Absent:†††††††††††† Cr McBain

 

Closure

There being no further business, the Chairperson closed the meeting at 10.26 pm.

 

CONFIRMED ........................................................................................................

CHAIRPERSON

Chairperson of the meeting of the Bega Valley Shire Council held on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 at which meeting the signature hereon was subscribed.