Ordinary Meeting Minutes

Held on Wednesday 16 March 2016

At Council Chambers, Biamanga Room Bega Commemorative Civic Centre Commencing at 2.00 pm

 


 Present

Cr Michael Britten, Mayor

Cr Liz Seckold, Deputy Mayor

Cr Tony Allen

Cr Russell Fitzpatrick

Cr Keith Hughes

Cr Kristy McBain

Cr Sharon Tapscott

Cr Bill Taylor

 

 In Attendance

General Manager, Ms Leanne Barnes

Director, Transport and Utilities, Mr Wayne Sartori

Director, Planning and Environment, Mr Andrew Woodley

Director, Community, Relations and Leisure, Mr Anthony Basford

Director,  Strategy and Business Services, Mr Lucas Scarpin

Minute Secretary, Ms Kelly McDowall

 

 

Statement of Commencement of Live Streaming

Council meetings are recorded and live streamed to the Internet for public viewing. By entering the Chambers during an open session of Council, you consent to your attendance and participation being recorded. The recording will be archived and made available on Council’s website www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au. All care is taken to maintain your privacy; however as a visitor of the public gallery, your presence may be recorded.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians of Bega Valley Shire

I would like to commence by acknowledging, on behalf of Bega Valley Shire Council the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of the Shire – the people of the Yuin nation and show our respect to elders past and present.

1.

Apologies

 

 

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Taylor and Tapscott

That a leave of absence be accepted for Cr Mawhinney for her inability to attend the meeting of 16 March 2016.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

2.

Confirmation of Minutes

 

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Seckold and Tapscott

That the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 24 February 2016 as circulated, be taken as read and confirmed.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

 

3.    Declarations

Pecuniary Interest

Cr Seckold declared a pecuniary interest regarding Item 12.2 Application for Financial Assistance: Section 356 Third Quarter 2015/2016, on the basis that she is the chair of Bega Valley SPAN – applicant.  A signed declaration form was tabled by Cr Seckold for inclusion in the Register.

Cr Seckold will depart the meeting room, taking no part in debate or voting on this item.

Non Pecuniary Interest

There were no non pecuniary interests.

4.    Deputations (by prior arrangement)

4.1    Deputation Requests already received

Mr George Morrow had made prior arrangement to address Council regarding:

Item 8.1 DA No. 2015.472 Attached Dual Occupancy, 29 Hergenhans Lane, Angledale

4.2    Suspension of Standing Orders

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and Fitzpatrick

That Standing Orders be suspended to allow the following person to address Council regarding:

Item 8.1 DA No. 2015.472 Attached Dual Occupancy, 29 Hergenhans Lane, Angledale

·         Mr Justin Welsford

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

Against:     Nil

Absent:        Cr Mawhinney

 

Mr Morrow addressed Council.

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs McBain and Seckold that an extension of time of two minutes be granted to Mr Morrow to complete his address.

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

Against:     Nil

Absent:        Cr Mawhinney

 

Mr Morrow addressed Council for a further 2 minutes.

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Taylor and Seckold that an extra extension of time of two minutes be granted to Mr Morrow to complete his address, due to technical difficulties.

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

Against:     Nil

Absent:        Cr Mawhinney

Mr Morrow addressed Council for a further 2 minutes and responded to questions from Councillors

 

Mr Welsford made a statement before his deputation that he is employed by Bega Valley Shire Council as the Leisure and Recreation Coordinator and he is on this own time presenting his deputation to Council.

Mr Welsford addressed Council.

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Taylor and Tapscott or Seckold that an extension of time of two minutes be granted to Mr Welsford to complete his address.

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

Against:     Nil

Absent:        Cr Mawhinney

Mr Welsford responded to questions from Councillors.

 

The Mayor thanked those persons addressing Council.

5.    Petitions

5.1    Bemboka Community Centre for community use

Cr Liz Seckold tabled a petition from the Bemboka community regarding the Bemboka Community Centre for community use, which showed up to 200 signatures. 

 6.    Mayoral Minutes

There were no Mayoral Minutes.

 

7.

Adjournment into Standing Committees

39/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and McBain

That the Ordinary meeting of the Council be adjourned for the purpose of dealing with staff reports to Standing Committees.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

2.25 pm         The Ordinary meeting adjourned and formed in the committee.

8.    Staff Reports – Planning and Environment (Sustainability)

In accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Cr Taylor assumed the chair for this section of the agenda.

 

8.1

Attached Dual Occupancy, 29 Hergenhans Lane, Angledale

 

RESOLVED on the motion by Crs Allen and  Fitzpatrick

That the matter be dealt with today.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

40/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and Britten

1.          That Development Application No. 2015.472 for the construction of an attached dual occupancy at Lot 1 DP 510552, 29 Hergenhans Lane, Angledale be approved subject to conditions as provided in the Draft Consent attached to this report.

2.          That those persons who made a submission be advised of Council’s decision.

3.          That condition 4 of the Development Consent No. 2015.472 be amended to read “The landscape plan shall be in sympathy with the heritage nature of the adjoining property.”

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

Against:                  Cr Seckold

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

9.    Staff Reports – Community, Culture and Leisure (Liveability)

In accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Cr Tapscott assumed the chair for this section of the agenda.

 

9.1

Council Operated Children's Services Review

41/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Seckold

1.         That Council note the Children’s Services Review Key Findings Report.

2.         That Council affirm its commitment to the provision of Children’s Services currently run by Council.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

9.2

Acquisitive Prize from Sculpture on the Edge

42/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Seckold and Taylor

1.         That the report be noted.

2.         That Council places the sculpture, ‘The Giving Tree’ in Eden.

3.         That Council authorises officers to make the necessary arrangements for installation.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

 

A motion was moved by Crs Hughes.

That Council support an Acquisitive program of up to $10,000 per year for a further three years and identify funds to support this Program.

The motion lapsed for want of a seconder.

 

A motion was moved by Crs Britten and Taylor.

That Council support an Acquisitive program of up to $10,000 and at Council’s absolute discretion per year for a further three years and identify funds to support this Program through the budget process.

 

Cr Hughes foreshadowed a motion.

That Council support an Acquisitive program of $10,000 per year for a further three years and identify funds to support this Program.

43/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Taylor

That Council support an Acquisitive program of up to $10,000 and at Council’s absolute discretion per year for a further three years and identify funds to support this Program through the budget process.

In favour:             Crs McBain, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Britten and Taylor

Against:                  Crs Fitzpatrick and Allen

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

10.  Staff Reports – Economic Development and Business Growth (Enterprising)

Nil Reports.

 

11.  Staff Reports – Infrastructure Waste and Water (Accessibility)

In accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Cr Fitzpatrick assumed the chair for this section of the agenda.

 

11.1

Cancellation of Tender - RFT 52/15 Goods and service for the provision of Pavement Stabilisation Services

44/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and Tapscott

1.         That Council cancel Tender RFT 52/15 for the provision of Pavement Stabilisation Service.

2.         That Council invite fresh tenders based on a review of the scope of works for the 2016/2017 – 2017/2018 financial years.

3.         That tenderers be advised of Council’s decision.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

11.2

Acquisition of land at Candelo Showground for Candelo Sewage Treatment Plant

45/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Taylor and Allen

1.         That Lot 1 DP 1216534 (being part of Lots 302 DP 750201 and Lot 7006 DP 1117565), Lot 4 DP 1216534 (being part of Lot 7006 DP 1117565) and the following proposed easements:

·   Proposed easement for underground electricity 3 wide within Lots 2 and 3 DP 1216534,

·   Proposed easement for overhead electricity 20 wide within Lot 177 DP 750201 and Lots 2 and 3 DP 1216534,

·   Proposed right of carriageway 10 wide and variable width within Lots 2 and 3 DP 1216534,

·   Proposed easement for sewer rising main 3 wide within Lot 2 DP 1216534 including those minerals not excluded pursuant to section 171 of the Crown Land Acts,

be compulsorily acquired for the purpose of sewerage treatment plant pursuant to Section 186 of the Local Government Act 1993.

2.         That Council give notice of its intention to classify the land as Operational land under Section 34 of the Local Government Act 1993 upon acquisition.

3.         That the General Manager be delegated authority to make the application to the Minister for Local Government and/or Governor for acquisition of the land.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

11.3

Bega Valley Local Traffic Committee - 2 March 2016

46/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Britten and Allen

That Council adopt the Traffic Committee recommendations as follows:

ANZAC Day March & Service – Bega, Bemboka, Tathra & Wolumla – 25 April 2016

1.    That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Bega RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March and Service in Bemboka be approved and deemed a Class 1 Special Event.

2.    That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Bega RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day Dawn Service, March and Service in Bega, Anzac Day Dawn Service, March and Service in Tathra and Anzac Day March and Service in Wolumla be approved and deemed a Class 2 Special Event.

3.    That sections of Council roads at Gipps Street and Carp Street in Bega, Loftus Street in Bemboka, Bega Street and the Bega Street service road in Tathra and Bega Street in Wolumla be temporarily closed on Monday 25 April 2016 for the Bega RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day proceedings, as per the Traffic Control Plans.

4.    That a Road Occupancy License is required from the Roads and Maritime Services for the temporary closure of the Snowy Mountains Highway, Bemboka.

ANZAC Day March & Service – Cobargo – 25 April 2016

1.    That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Cobargo RSL Sub Branch ANZAC Day March on Monday 25 April 2016 be approved and deemed a Class 2 Special Event.

2.    That sections of Cobargo Bermagui Road and Tarlinton Street, Cobargo be temporarily closed on Monday 25 April 2016 for the Cobargo RSL Sub Branch ANZAC Day March, in accordance with Traffic Control Plan.

3.    That a Road Occupancy License is required from the Roads and Maritime Services for the temporary closure of the Princes Highway, Cobargo.

ANZAC Day March & Service – Candelo – 25 April 2016

1.    That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Candelo RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March and Service on Monday 25 April 2016 be approved and deemed a Class 2 Special Event.

2.      That the section of William Street, Candelo between the intersections of Eden Street and Queen Street be temporarily closed on Monday 25 April 2016 for the Candelo RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March and Service, in accordance with Traffic Control Plan.

ANZAC Day March & Service – Merimbula & Pambula – 25 April 2016

1.    That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Merimbula RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day Dawn Service, March and Service in Merimbula on Monday 25 April 2016 be approved and deemed a Class 2 Special Event.

2.    That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Merimbula RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March and Service in Pambula on Monday 25 April 2016 be approved and deemed a Class 1 Special Event.

3.    That sections of Main Street, Market Street and Beach Street, Merimbula and Quondola Street, Pambula be temporarily closed on Monday 25 April 2016 for the Merimbula RSL Sub-Branch Anzac Day Dawn Service, March and Service in Merimbula and March and Service in Pambula, in accordance with the Traffic Control Plans.

4.    That a Road Occupancy License is required from the Roads and Maritime Services for the temporary closure of the Princes Highway, Pambula.

ANZAC Day March & Service – Eden – 25 April 2016

1.      That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Eden RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March on Monday 25 April 2016 be approved and deemed a Class 2 Special Event.

2.      That sections of Chandos Street, Imlay Street, Bass Street and Calle Calle Street, Eden be temporarily closed on Monday 25 April 2016.

Merimbula Jazz Festival Street Parade – 11 June 2016

1.    That, subject to conditions, sections of Merimbula Drive and Market Street, Merimbula be temporarily closed between 10:00am and 12:00pm on Saturday 11 June 2016 for the Merimbula Jazz Festival street parade.

2.    That, subject to conditions, Beach Street, Merimbula between the intersections of Market Street and Alice Street be temporarily closed between 6am and 12pm on Saturday 11 June 2016 for the Merimbula Jazz Festival street parade and performance.

3.    That the proposed traffic arrangements involving the temporary closure of Merimbula Drive, Market Street and Beach Street, Merimbula for the Merimbula Jazz Festival street parade on Saturday 11 June 2016, be deemed a Class 2 Special Event and it be conducted under an approved Traffic Control Plan, in accordance with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Traffic Control Manual.

4.    That persons involved in the preparation and implementation of the Traffic Control Plan must hold the appropriate RMS accreditation.

5.    That organisers fully implement an approved Special Event Transport Management Plan.

6.    That organisers have approved public liability insurance of at least $20 million indemnifying Council, Police and Roads and Maritime Services by name for the event.

7.    That organisers have written Police approval prior to conducting the event.

ANZAC Day March & Service – Bermagui – 25 April 2016

1.    That the proposed traffic arrangements for the Bermagui RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March and Service on Monday 25 April 2016 be approved and deemed a Class 2 Special Event.

2.    That the section of Lamont Street, Bermagui, between the intersections of Wallaga Street and Scenic Drive be temporarily closed on Monday 25 April 2016 for the Bermagui RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day March and Service, in accordance with the Traffic Control Plan.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

12.  Staff Reports – Governance and Strategy (Leading Organisation)

In accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Cr Michael Britten assumed the role of the chair for this section of the agenda, due to the approved leave of absence of Cr Mawhinney.

 

12.1

Community Strategic Plan - Half Year Review of 2015-16 Operational and Delivery Plan

47/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Seckold and Tapscott

That Council receive and note the progress update on the 2015-16 Operational Plan.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

12.2

Applications for Financial Assistance: Section 356
Third Quarter 2015/2016

 

Pecuniary Interest

Cr Seckold declared a pecuniary interest regarding Item 12.2 Application for Financial Assistance: Section 356 Third Quarter 2015/2016, on the basis that she is the chair of Bega Valley SPAN – applicant.  A signed declaration form was tabled by Cr Seckold for inclusion in the Register.

Cr Seckold departed the meeting room, taking no part in debate or voting on this item.

3.24 pm         Cr Seckold left the meeting.

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and McBain

That Council accept the recommendations as outlined in the Confidential attachment.

In favour:             Crs McBain, Hughes, Tapscott, Seckold, Britten, Fitzpatrick and Allen

Against:                  Cr Taylor

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

Cr Taylor foreshadowed a motion.

That the matter be deferred to the closed session for discussion.

 

The Recommendations as outlined in the Confidential Memorandum was put to the vote and it was CARRIED.

 

48/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and McBain

1.    That Council support the following projects at the nominated level of support.

Community Partnership Fund

Organisation

Cash Amount

In Kind Assistance

1

Sapphire Coast Tourism LTD

$2,200.00

 $920.00

2

Pambula Motorfest (PMF) Incorporated       

 

$4,733.00

3

Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

$1,710.00

4

Bega Chamber of Commerce

$2,200.00

$400.00 

5

Lighthouse Innovation (auspice for IntoIT Sapphire Coast)

$5,000.00

$450.00 

6

Bega Valley SPAN

$1,000.00

 

 

Sub Totals

$12,110.00

$6,503.00

TOTAL

$18,613.00

 

 

General Manager Approvals – Above $2,000.00 Delegation

Organisation

Cash Amount

In Kind Assistance

1

Bermagui Pre School

$2,588.00

 

2

Edgy Art Inc t/as Sculpture on the Edge

$2,600.00

 

Sub Totals

$5,188.00

$0

TOTAL

$5,188.00

 

 

3.    That all successful applicants be advised accordingly.

4.    That all unsuccessful applicants be contacted and provided feedback on their application.

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

Against:                            Nil

INTEREST: NO VOTE:       Cr Seckold

Absent:                               Cr Mawhinney

 

 

03.28pm        Cr Seckold returned to the meeting.

 

12.3

RFT 91/15 Provision of a Microwave Communication Network Maintenance Contract

 

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Allen and Seckold.

That Council accept the recommendations outlined in the Confidential attachment.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

49/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Taylor and Seckold

1.         That Council accept the 5 year Maintenance Contract quotation from SAF Australia Pty Ltd in relation to RFT 91/15 Microwave Communication Network Solution in the amount of $47,874.20 (including GST) in the first year with an adjustment for Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases over the subsequent years.

2.         That authority is delegated to the General Manager to execute the necessary contract documentation.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

13.  Staff Reports – Finance (Leading Organisation)

In accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Cr Hughes assumed the chair for this section of the agenda. 

 

13.1

Certificate of Investments made under Section 625 of the Local Government Act, 1993

50/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Tapscott and Seckold

1.         That Council receive and note the attached report indicating Council’s Investment position.

2.         That Council note the Certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

3.31 pm         The Ordinary Meeting was reconvened.

14.

Adoption of reports from Standing Committees

51/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs McBain and Tapscott

That all motions recorded in the Standing Committees, including votes for and against and acknowledging declarations of interest already made, be adopted in and by the Ordinary Council Meeting.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

15.  Delegates Reports

Crs Taylor and Hughes noted attendance at the Coastal Planning and Management Panel Committee meeting on Friday 4 March 2016.  The draft minutes will be circulated to all Councillors and available on the Council’s website in due course .

 

Cr Britten attended the Country Mayors meeting on Friday 11 March.  Minutes of the meeting have been circulated to Councillors.

16.  Rescission/alteration Motions

There were no rescission/alteration motions.

17.      Notices of Motion

 

17.1

Bega to Tathra Safe Ride Project

 

A motion was moved by Cr Seckold

That a report be prepared investigating connecting Tathra – Kalaru with a bike/pedestrian path with cost estimations for inclusion in Council’s forward planning considerations.

 

An amendment was suggested by Cr Taylor that word  Kalaru be replaced with the words Jellat Jellat.

The amendment was accepted by Cr Seckold

 

52/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Seckold and Taylor

That a report be prepared investigating connecting Tathra – Jellat Jellat with a bike/pedestrian path with cost estimations for inclusion in Council’s forward planning considerations.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

18.  Urgent Business

             There were no urgent business.

19.  Questions On Notice

             There were no questions on notice.

20.  Questions for the Next Meeting

             There were no questions for the next meeting.

21   Items of Interest Relating to Council Business

Cr Seckold reported on matters of interest, she had attended the celebration of International Women’s Day at the Spiral Gallery in Bega on 4 March 2016.

22.  Confidential Business

 

Adjournment Into Closed Session

53/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and McBain

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

22.1    Bega Valley Sewage Program Contract

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 (d) 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.

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 McBain, Tapscott, Seckold, Britten, Taylor, Fitzpatrick and Allen

Against:                  Cr Hughes

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

Resolved on the motion of Crs Taylor and Fitzpatrick that Council return to the Ordinary session.

 

Statement of Cessation of Live Streaming for the period of the Closed Session.

The Chairperson advised that the recording of the meeting would cease for the period of the Closed Session of Council.

 

3.56 pm         The Ordinary Meeting was reconvened.

The Mayor advised that Council had resolved to reconvene the Ordinary Meeting.

Statement of Re-Commencement of Live Streaming

The Chairperson advised that the recording of the Council Meeting would  recommence and reminded those present that Council meetings are recorded and live streamed to the Internet for public viewing. By entering the Chambers during an open session of Council, you consent to your attendance and participation being recorded. The recording will be archived and made available on Council’s website www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au. All care is taken to maintain your privacy; however as a visitor of the public gallery, your presence may be recorded.

 

23.  Adoption of reports from Closed Session

23.1

Bega Valley Sewage Program Contract

54/16

RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Fitzpatrick and Allen

1.      That Council not extend the Bega Valley Sewage Program Deed beyond 30 September 2017 for an additional five years.

2.      That Council advise the existing Contractor of Councils decision.

3.      That Council staff prepare a report and recommendation for operation of Council’s ten sewage treatment plants beyond 30 September 2017 and that the report consider operation of the plants by either a new external contract or by Council staff.

4.      That Council declassify the report 22.1 Bega Valley Sewage Program Contract and the report be placed on the website.

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

Against:                  Nil

Absent:                    Cr Mawhinney

 

 

24.  Resolutions to declassify reports considered in closed session

That Council note the resolution to declassify.

Closure

There being no further business, the Chairperson closed the meeting at 3.57 pm.

 

Confirmed

Chairperson of the meeting of the Bega Valley Shire Council held on Wednesday, 16 March 2016.