ORANGE CITY COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE

Finance Policy Committee

HELD IN Via online video conferencing platform Zoom

ON 2 June 2020

COMMENCING AT 7.00pm


 1      Introduction

Attendance

Cr J Whitton (Chairperson), Cr R Kidd (Mayor), Cr S Romano (Deputy Mayor), Cr K Duffy, Cr J Hamling, Cr J McRae, Cr T Mileto, Cr S Munro, Cr S Nugent, Cr M Previtera, Cr G Taylor, Cr R Turner

Chief Executive Officer, Acting Director Corporate and Commercial Services, Director Development Services, Director Community, Recreation and Cultural Services, Director Technical Services, Governance Coordinator, Manager Corporate Governance, Administration Officer Governance, Manager Financial Services, Manager Engineering Services.

 

** Cr Duffy arrived back in the meeting with the time being 8.01pm**

APOLOGIES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Nil

 

1.1     DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTERESTS, SIGNIFICANT NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND LESS THAN SIGNIFICANT NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS

Cr R Kidd declared a less than significant non-pecuniary interest in Item 2.2 - Request for Financial Assistance – Duntryleague Golf Club, as he and his wife are members of Duntryleague.

 

Cr J Hamling declared a less than significant non-pecuniary interest in Item 2.2 - Request for Financial Assistance – Duntryleague Golf Club, as he is a member of Duntryleague. 

 

2       General Reports

2.1     Request for Financial Assistance - Lifeline Central West

TRIM Reference:        2020/815

RESOLVED - 20/152                                                                                Cr R Kidd/Cr R Turner

That Council resolves:

1        That a donation of $15,709.89 be made from the Small Donations Program to Lifeline Central West (increased services to the vulnerable in the community due to COVID‑19).

2        That Council's intention to donate $15,709.89 to Lifeline Central West be placed on public exhibition for 28 days.

3        That Council's Chief Executive Officer be given delegation to finalise determination for the Donation to Lifeline Central West post exhibition.

4        That Lifeline be invited to do a presentation to Council to include how Council can assist to support further adequate resource funding for Lifeline across the State.

 

For: Cr Kidd, Cr Duffy, Cr Hamling, Cr McRae, Cr Mileto, Cr Munro, Cr Nugent, Cr Previtera, Cr Romano, Cr Taylor, Cr Turner, Cr Whitton

Against: Nil

Absent: Nil


 

 

2.2     Request for Financial Assistance - Duntryleague Golf Club

TRIM Reference:        2020/849

Cr R Kidd declared a less than significant non-pecuniary interest in this Item, as he and his wife are members of Duntryleague, and stayed in the room for this item.

Cr J Hamling declared a less than significant non-pecuniary interest in this Item, as he is a member of Duntryleague, and stayed in the room for this item. 

RESOLVED - 20/153                                                                            Cr S Munro/Cr R Turner

That Council resolves:

1        To support the diversion of stormwater from Woodward Road into Duntryleague;

2        That funding of $3,500 for the infrastructure and wages in addition to the Development Application Fees ($230) and Road Opening Permit Fees ($437.50) for the Duntryleague Golf Club Storm Water diversion be funded from Road Maintenance Fund.

3        That subject to the approval of a Development Application, Council:

I.    Undertake all survey work;

II.   Gift three x 600mm diameter storm water pipes;

III.  Reimburse Development Application fees;

IV.  Waive all Road Opening Permit fees; and

V.   Assist with the lodgement and approval of the RMS Road Occupancy License together with the Works Authorisation Deed as a contribution/works in kind.

4        To place the proposed allocation of funds to Duntryleague Golf Club on public exhibition for a minimum of 28 days (in accordance with section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993).

 

For: Cr Kidd, Cr Duffy, Cr Hamling, Cr Munro, Cr Romano, Cr Taylor, Cr Turner, Cr Whitton

Against: Cr McRae, Cr Mileto, Cr Nugent, Cr Previtera

Absent: Nil

 

MATTER ARISING

Cr Mileto asked to be provided with details of a previous loan agreement with the Club.

 

 

The Meeting Closed at 8.22PM.