Minutes

Extraordinary Council Meeting

 

Council Chambers, Gundagai

 

6:00PM, Monday 10TH JANUARY, 2022

 

Administration Centres:  1300 459 689

 

 


Extraordinary Council Meeting Minutes

10 January 2022

 

MINUTES OF Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council
Extraordinary Council Meeting
HELD AT THE
Council Chambers, Gundagai
ON
Monday, 10 January 2022 AT 6:00PM

 

PRESENT:                 Cr Charlie Sheahan (Mayor), Cr Leigh Bowden (Deputy Mayor), Cr Les Boyd, Cr Logan Collins, Cr Trevor Glover, Cr David Graham, Cr Gil Kelly, Cr Abb McAlister, Cr Penny Nicholson

IN ATTENDANCE:     Phillip McMurray (General Manager), Ganesh Ganeshamoorthy (Manager Assets), Mark Ellis (Manager Civil Works), Miriam Crane (Manager of Community and Culture), Sharon Langman (Manager Development, Building and Compliance), Andrew Brock (Manager Facilities), John Chapman (Manager Finance and Customer Service), Glen McAtear (Manager Regulatory Services), Matt Stubbs (Manager Technical Services), Wayne Bennett (Manager Waste, Parks & Recreation Services)

 

1            Acknowledgement of Country

The Chairperson acknowledged the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land at which the meeting was held and paid his respects to Elders, both past and present, of the Wiradjuri Nation and extended that respect to other Aboriginal people who were present.

 

2            Open Forum

The Open Forum is not held at an Extraordinary Meeting.

 

3            Apologies

An apology was received by Phillip McMurray (General Manager)

4            Disclosures of Interest

Nil


 

 

5            General Manager’s Report

5.1         Business

5.1.1      Oath or Affirmation of Council

Information

Under Section 233A of the Local Government Act, 1993 Councillor must take an oath of office or make an affirmation of office at, or before the first meeting of the Council after the election. Accordingly the oath or affirmation of office of the newly elected councillors is to be conducted at this meeting.

Oaths or affirmations of office must be taken individually by each councillor and be recorded in the Minutes of this Extraordinary Meeting.

Crs Leigh Bowden, Gil Kelly and Penny Nicholson pledged their role as Councillor by Affirmation.

Crs Glover, Collins, Sheahan, Boyd, McAlister and Graham  pledged their role as Councillor by Oath.

 

 

 

5.1.2      Election of the Mayor for the term 10th January 2022 - September, 2023

Resolution  001/2022  

Moved:       Cr David Graham

Seconded:   Cr Trevor Glover

1.      In accordance with Schedule 7 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 Council determined the method of electing the Mayor be by Ordinary Ballot.

2.     Councillor Charlie Sheahan was elected Mayor for the January, 2022 to September, 2023 term.

3.     Council determined to elect a Deputy Mayor.

Carried

 

 

5.1.3      Election of the Deputy Mayor 10th January 2022 - September, 2023

Resolution  002/2022  

Moved:       Cr David Graham

Seconded:   Cr Logan Collins

1.      Subject to Council resolving to elect a Deputy Mayor (previous Item on the agenda) the election of the Deputy Mayor for the 10th January, 2022 to September, 2023 term proceed.

2.       In accordance with Schedule 7 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 Council determined the method of electing the Deputy Mayor be by Ordinary Ballot.

3.        Cr Bowden was elected Deputy Mayor for the January, 2022 to September, 2023 term.

Carried

 

5.1.4      Filling of Vacancies

Resolution  003/2022  

Moved:       Cr David Graham

Seconded:   Cr Logan Collins

Pursuant to section 291A(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council declares that casual vacancies occurring in the office of a councillor within 18 months after the last ordinary election of councillors for the Council on 4 December 2021 are to be filled by a countback of votes cast at that election for the office in accordance with section 291A of the Act and directs the General Manager to notify NSW Electoral  Commissioner of the Council’s decision within 7 days of the decision.

Carried

 

 

 

5.1.5      Review of Delegations of Authority of General Manager

Resolution  004/2022  

Moved:       Cr Penny Nicholson

Seconded:   Cr Leigh Bowden

1.   Following the review of the delegations of the General Manager in accordance with section 380 of the Local Government Act 1993, the General Manager, or the person who acts in that position, continue to be granted all of the functions, powers, duties and authorities of the Council that it may lawfully delegate under the Local Government Act 1993, any other Act, regulation, instrument, rule or the like (including any functions, powers, duties and authorities delegated to the Council by any authority, body, person or the like) except those functions prescribed in section 377(1) of the Local Government Act 1993.

2.   The General Manager, or the person who acts in that position, be granted the additional delegation to authorise urgent works and other expenditures outside of the adopted budget up to an amount of $20,000.

Carried

 


 

 

5.1.6      Committees requiring Council Representatives

Resolution  005/2022  

Moved:       Cr Leigh Bowden

Seconded:   Cr Trevor Glover

A Councillor, or where required Councillors, be nominated as delegate, or delegates to the committees detailed in the report.

The following delegate, or delegates, were nominated to the Committees:

Committee Name

Delegates/ Representatives required

Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC)

Cr’s Graham and Glover

Finance Committee

Cr Sheahan (Mayor) and Cr’s Glover, Graham and McAlister.

Local Traffic Advisory Committee

Cr Collins

Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Cr Collins

Cootamundra Tourism Action Group Advisory Committee

Cr Bowden (Deputy Mayor)

Gundagai Tourism Action Group Advisory Committee

Cr Nicholson

Cootamundra Aerodrome Users Group Advisory Group

Cr Sheahan (Mayor)

Gundagai Youth Council

Cr McAlister

Cootamundra Youth Council

Cr Collins

The Cootamundra Showground Users Group s.355 Committee

Cr Kelly

The Art Centre Cootamundra s.355 Committee

Cr Bowden (Deputy Mayor)

Cootamundra Heritage Centre s.355 Committee

Cr Boyd

Stockinbingal Ellwood’s Hall s.355 Committee

Cr Bowden (Deputy Mayor)

Wallendbeen Memorial Hall s.355 Committee

Cr Bowden (Deputy Mayor)

Muttama Hall Management s.355 Committee

Cr Glover

Muttama Creek Regeneration Group s.355 Committee

Cr Sheahan (Mayor)

Goldenfields Water County Council

Cr McAlister

The Riverina Regional Library

Miriam Crane (Manager Community and Culture) Cr Bowden (Deputy Mayor) and Cr Nicholson as alternate delegate.

Eastern Riverina Arts Advisory Committee

Cr Bowden (Deputy Mayor)

Cootamundra Development Corporation

Cr Bowden (Deputy Mayor)

South West Slopes Zone Service Liaison Committee (RFS)

Cr Kelly

Softwoods Working Group

Cr Graham

 

Carried

 

 

 

5.1.7      Meeting Dates for Ordinary Meetings of Council for 2022

Resolution  006/2022  

Moved:       Cr Leigh Bowden

Seconded:   Cr Logan Collins

1.   The Ordinary Meetings of Council be held on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of the Month from January to November at 6:00pm.

2.   The Ordinary Meeting held in December remain on the second Tuesday at 6:00pm.

3.   The current arrangement of alternating meetings between Cootamundra and Gundagai remain.

4.   Alternatives to the current meeting arrangements be considered if requested.

5.    The Ordinary Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, 25th January, 2022 be brought forward to 2:00pm.

Carried

 

 

The Meeting closed at 6:47PM.

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 25 January 2022.

 

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CHAIRPERSON                                                                                                      GENERAL MANAGER