Ordinary Council meeting
8 April 2008

Minutes

Agenda

Opening Prayer

  • "Dear Lord, help us in our deliberations today so that our decisions will be for the greater good for the whole of Kempsey Shire - Amen".

Apologies

Declarations of Interest

Assessment of Items Listed in Confidential Business Paper

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting 11th March 2008 (for confirmation)

Morning Tea

  • At 10:30am there will be morning tea at the Library to celebrate Seniors Week where people can tour throughout the library and get to know more about the services they provide.

Public Forum

Consideration of Late Reports

  • Consideration of late reports to determine whether they should be dealt with or deferred.

Consideration of Reports Relating to Public Forum Matters

Adoption of Agenda Order of Business

Mayoral Minute A1-A5

Mayoral Supplementary Reports A5-A10

1 Michael Sharpe, General Manager Telstra
File: 772
Fax reply regarding broadband in Kempsey
2 North Coast Area Health Service
File: 46
Letter regarding concerns over Kempsey District Hospital
3 Dept. Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
File: 165
National Conference 18-20th August SEGRA 2008 Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia
4 East Coast Holidays
File: 383
Faxed copy of letter to Premier asking for release of John O'Neill report ‘Tourism in NSW'
5 Frank Sartor MP
File: 170
Local Development Performance Monitoring: 2006-07 February 2008
6 North Coast Area Health Service
File: 46
Letter regarding provision of services at Kempsey District Hospital

Notice of Motion D1-D7

Rescission Motion E1-E2

Delegate’s Report F1-F2

Director Sustainable Development Services Report G1-G17

Director Shire Services Report H1-H14

Director Shire Services Supplementary Report

Director Corporate & Community Services Report J1-J23

Director Corporate & Community Services Supplementary Report

General Manager’s Report K1-K11

Questions Without Notice M1

Confidential Business Paper

Confidential Committee of the Whole Officer’s Reports

Director Sustainable Development Services Confidential Report G1-G3

  • Reason for Presentation of Report on a Confidential Basis

    This report is submitted on a confidential basis as it involves information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of law. (Local Government Act 1993, section 10A(2)(e))

    On balance, the public interest in preserving the confidentiality of the information which relates to matters of law, outweighs the public interest in openness and transparency in council decision making by discussing the matter in open meeting.

    DSDS1 CONF - Unauthorised Development
    G1 File: LA957

Director Shire Services Confidential Report H1-H3

  • Reason for Presentation of Report on a Confidential Basis

    This report is submitted on a confidential basis as it involves information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business. (Local Government Act 1993, section 10A(2)(c))

    On balance, the public interest in preserving the confidentiality of the commercial information supplied, outweighs the public interest in openness and transparency in council decision making by discussing the matter in open meeting.

    DSS1 CONF - South West Rocks Sewage Treatment
    H1 File: 1106

General Manager’s Confidential Report K1-K6

  • Reason for Presentation of Report on a Confidential Basis

    This report is submitted on a confidential basis as it involves advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege. (Local Government Act 1993, Section 10A(2)(g))

    On balance, the public interest in preserving the confidentiality of the advice outweighs the public interest in openness and transparency in Council decision making by discussing the matter in open meeting.

    GM1 CONF - Various Legal Matters - Current Position
    K1 File: 155
  • Reason for Presentation of Report on a Confidential Basis

    This report is submitted on a confidential basis as it involves information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of law. (Local Government Act 1993, section 10A(2)(e))

    On balance, the public interest in preserving the confidentiality of the information which relates to matters of law, outweighs the public interest in openness and transparency in council decision making by discussing the matter in open meeting.

    K5 GM2 - Investments
    File: 303

Open Council

Adoption of Report of the Confidential Committee of the Whole

Conclusion