MINUTES OF THE
Extraordinary Council Meeting
HELD IN Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Byng Street, Orange
ON 13 June 2017
COMMENCING AT 7.00pm
Cr J Davis OAM (Mayor), Cr J Hamling (Deputy Mayor), Cr K Duffy, Cr R Gander, Cr C Gryllis, Cr R Kidd, Cr S Munro, and Cr G Taylor.
General Manager, Director Corporate and Commercial Services, Director Development Services, Director Community, Recreation and Cultural Services, Director Technical Services, Manager Administration and Governance, Manager Corporate and Community Relations, Works Manager, Operations Manager.
That Council allow the media to record the Council Meeting.
That the apologies be accepted from Cr A Brown, Cr N Jones and Cr R Turner for the Council Meeting of Orange City Council on 13 June 2017.
THE MAYOR DECLARED THE ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL ADJOURNED FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE OPEN FORUM AT 7.05 PM
Ms Linda Dawson
Ms Dawson made a pesentation to support her submission regarding the fee for tutoring in the Library.
THE OPEN FORUM CONCLUDED AT 7. 08 PM
TRIM Reference: 2017/1017
1 That in accordance with Sections 534, 535, 537 and 538 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council adopt the following structure for rating purposes for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, and make the ad valorem rate in the dollar and base amount as detailed in the table below, noting that land value to be used is based on the valuation date of 1 July 2016 and supplementary information provided since that date, for the rateable land in the Orange Local Government Area, as follows:
2 That Council adopt the Schedule of Fees and Charges as listed in the exhibited draft Delivery/Operational Plan for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, provided that such changes may be varied by any alteration to the Local Government Act 1993 or Local Government (General) Regulation as directed by the NSW Government and subject to Council having the right to vary fees charged during the year subject to the required exhibition processes being observed, with the following amendments to be re-advertised, noting these are the ex GST amounts:
a The interest rate payable on overdue rates and charges be set at 7.5%.
b Showground Pavilion – events of greater than 1 week duration – fee determined individually for each application
c Before and After School Care – Before school session per child - $21.00
d Before and After School Care – After school session per child - $27.00
e Vacation Care – per child per day - $57.00
f Family Day Care – Fee per hour of contracted care or part thereof - Before and After School Care - $7.70 - $12.50
g Family Day Care – Vacation Care – Daily rate - $55.00 - $60.00
h Spring Street Childcare Centre - Bookings for extra day - $96.00
i Yarrawong Childcare Centre – Bookings for extra day - $96.00
j Residential Services – Residents contribution of their benefits – Residents rent contribution – to be determined by the National Disability Insurance Agency
k Residential Services – Residents contribution of their benefits – Residents board and lodgings – to be determined by the National Disability Insurance Agency
l Companion Animals – For a de-sexed animal - $53.00 with CPI to be applied from 1 July 2017
m Companion Animals - For a de-sexed animal owned by an eligible pensioner - $22.00 with CPI to be applied from 1 July 2017
n Companion Animals - For an animal not de-sexed - $195.00 with CPI to be applied from 1 July 2017
o Companion Animals – Animal not de-sexed but kept by a recognised breeder for breeding purposes - $53.00 with CPI to be applied from 1 July 2017
p Private Certification – Lodgement of privately certified Part 4A certification with Council (Clause 263(2))- $36.00
q Property Certificate – Certificate under s735A of the Local Government Act - $195.00
r Environmental Learning Facility – usage by not for profit community groups – Free hire of venue
s Certificate 603 - $80.00
t Amend references to the “Friends of the Gallery” free venue hire to include “Friends of the Museum”.
u Amend Carriage Cottage – Community Group entries to the following:
i. Community Group – non-profit – up to 10 times in one year – free
ii. Community Group – non-profit – per hour after 10 times per year - $9.55
3 That the following expenditure, as detailed in the draft Delivery/Operational Plan, for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 be voted in accordance with the requirements of Clause 211 (2) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005:
4 That Council adopt the:
a 2017/18 – 2026/27 Community Strategic Plan
b 2017/18 – 2020/21 Delivery/Operational Plan
c Resourcing Strategy incorporating the Long-Term Financial Plan, Workforce Management Plan, Asset Management Policy and Strategy
5 That Council approve requests for Financial Assistance of:
a General Donations of $55,250.50
b Major Promotions and Sponsorships of $48,000
c In region events donations – from Tourism Services Promotions budget
6 That the Councillor allowance be set at $19,310 and the Mayoral Allowance be set at $42,120 for 2017/18, being the maximum allowable for Regional Rural councils as determined by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal.
7 That the Levels of Service table be amended with the following insertion:
Orange Regional Museum opened in November 2016. A rotating series of installations will showcase the social histories and heritage of the region through diverse themes such as migration, food, mining, sporting and others. The Museum also presents a diverse program of workshops, lectures and family friendly activities and has a growing collection of historical items. The Museum is open 9am to 5pm daily (except Christmas Day and Good Friday). Entry is free.
8 That as the NSW Government has determined not to proceed with the Fire Emergency Services Levy, all notations and any impacts of the levy be removed from the Delivery/Operational Plan.
9 That $20,000 (ex GST) be added for Lucknow capital projects from the masterplan as a quarterly adjustment.
10 That $20,000 (ex GST) be added for Spring Hill capital projects from the masterplan as a quarterly adjustment.
QUESTIONS TAKEN ON NOTICE
Cr Duffy requested a report on the impact if Council were to remove the fee for tutoring in the Library. Cr Hamling requested this report include the number of tutors operating in the Library and how many students pay for tutoring in the Library.
That the Council Meeting scheduled for 20 June 2017 be held on Thursday 22 June 2017 at 7.00pm due to a number of Councillors attending the National General Assembly of Local Government.
The Meeting Closed at 7.55PM
This is Page Number 8 and the Final Page of the Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of Orange City Council held on 13 June 2017.