Ordinary Council meeting
13 May 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 8th April 2008 (for confirmation)

Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting 23rd April 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-A12

Items Tabled for Information B1

Notice of Motion D1-D4

Delegate's Report F1-F4

Director Sustainable Development Services Report G1-G59

Director Shire Services Report H1-H14

DIirector Shire Services Supplementary Report H14

Director Corporate & Community Services Report J1-J6

Director Corporate & Community Services Supplementary Report

General Manager's Report K1-K25

Committee Reports L1-L10

Questions Without Notice M1

Confidential Business Paper

Confidential Committee of the Whole Officer's Reports

Mayoral Confidential Report A1-A2

  • MM1 - General Manager's Contract
    A1 CONF File: S10-13

Notice of Motion - Confidential D1-D1

  • Section 10A(2)(a) – Personnel Matters

    This report is submitted on a confidential basis as it involves personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors). (Local Government Act 1993, section 10A(2)(a))

    NOM1 - Nomination for Order of Australia Medal
    D1 File: 259

Director Shire Services Confidential Report H1-H13

  • 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 - Aldavilla Sewerage
    H1 CONF File: 223
  • 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.

    DSS2 - Aldavilla Sewerage (Land Matters)
    H7 CONF File: 223
  • 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.

    DSS3 - Driveway - 12 Sturt Street, South West Rocks
    H9 CONF File: LA5865
  • 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.

    DSS4 - Purchasing of Pump Station Upgrade Equipment
    H11 CONF File: 626

Director Corporate & Community Services Confidential Report J1-J2

  • This report is submitted on a confidential basis as it involves commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the council (Local Government Act 1993, section 10A (2) (d) (ii))

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

    DCCS1 - CivicView Partnership
    J1 CONF File: 907

General Manager's Confidential Report K1-K4

  • 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 - Various Legal Matters - Current Position
    K1 CONF File: 155

Open Council

Adoption of Report of the Confidential Committee of the Whole

Conclusion