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					                                NOTICE OF MEETING

                          SNOWY RIVER SHIRE COUNCIL

                     MEETING OF COUNCIL ON 27 JUNE 2000


IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 367(1) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT,
1993, AS AMENDED, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED OF A MEETING OF SNOWY
RIVER SHIRE COUNCIL TO BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, MYACK
STREET, BERRIDALE ON TUESDAY, 27 JUNE 2000 COMMENCING AT 2.00 PM
FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING THE SNOWY RIVER SHIRE DRAFT
MANAGEMENT PLAN 2000/2001.

                                        TIMETABLE


2.00 PM              COUNCIL

                     followed by


2.15 PM              PRESENTATION by Tourism Snowy Mountains

                     followed by



3.30 PM              DEPARTMENTAL PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL –
                     Financial Services




                                .....................................
                                    ROSS McKINNEY
                                GENERAL MANAGER




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                                          TABLE OF CONTENTS




PUBLIC QUESTION TIME .......................................................................................... 4

PRESENTATION: ....................................................................................................... 4

CONFIRMATION OF COUNCIL MINUTES ................................................................ 5

ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS ............................................... 5

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE MAYOR ....................................................................... 6

QUESTIONS WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE .............................................................. 7

1.0 MANAGEMENT PLAN 2000/2001 ....................................................................... 9

2.0 2000/2001 RATES ............................................................................................. 10

3.0 SNOWY MOUNTAINS TROUT FESTIVAL ........................................................ 15

4.0 RURAL FIRE SERVICE ..................................................................................... 16

5.0 AUSTRALIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE ...................................................... 18

ACTION SHEET: ...................................................................................................... 19

GENERAL BUSINESS .............................................................................................. 19




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                                       AGENDA


IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 367(1) OF THE LOCAL
GOVERNMENT ACT, 1993, AS AMENDED, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED OF THE
MEETING TO BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, MYACK STREET,
BERRIDALE ON TUESDAY, 27 JUNE 2000 COMMENCING AS INDICATED.


1.     Public Question Time

2.     Attendance and Apologies

3.     Declarations of Pecuniary Interest and Conflict of Interest by Members

4.     Confirmation of Council Minutes – 16 May 2000

5.     Adoption of Committee recommendations:

       Environmental Services          –          6 June 2000
       Operations & Corporate Services –          7 June 2000

6.     Announcements by the Mayor

7.     Questions with or without notice

8.     Petitions and Deputations

9.     External Committees – Delegate’s Reports

10.    Corporate Business

11.    Motions of which Notice has been given

12.    Reports by the Mayor or General Manager

13.    Reports by Councillors representing Council

14.    Confidential Matters (if any)




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                            The Mayor opened the meeting at 2.07 pm.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

                            No members of the public were in attendance.


PRESENT:                    Clrs K Prendergast (Mayor), N Pendergast, R Wallace,
                            L Atkinson, R Tennant-Wood, K Burke, P Hansen and
                            M Swift (3.26 pm).

                            Messrs R McKinney (General Manager), B Bright (Exec.
                            Manager OPS), M Smith (A/Exec. Manager ES) and Ms L
                            Reid (Manager Financial Services),

APOLOGIES:                  Resolved that the apologies from Clrs Smits and Swift
067/00                      be accepted and leave of absence granted.
                            (Burke/Atkinson)

DECLARATION OF
PECUNIARY INTEREST: Clr Prendergast declared a Pecuniary Interest with regard
                    to a DA that he currently has listed in the Environmental
                    Services Committee minutes.

DECLARATION OF
CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Nil


PRESENTATION:
                            The meeting was joined by the Chairperson and
                            Secretariat of Tourism Snowy Mountains.

                            Gay Epstein presented to Council, on behalf of the
                            Tourism Council of Australia NSW, a framed Certificate
                            for the 1999 World Fly Fishing Championships as Winner
                            in the category of Significant Regional Festivals and
                            Special Events, together with a Certificate of Appreciation
                            and Medallion from the World Championships Organising
                            Committee.


ATTENDANCE:                 Clr Swift attended the meeting at 3.26 pm.




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ADJOURNMENT:                The Mayor thanked the members of Tourism Snowy
                            Mountains for attending and the meeting adjourned at
                            3.31 pm. The meeting reconvened at 3.43 pm.


                            South East Waste Board                            (3123)

                            The Mayor congratulated Clr Tennant-Wood on her
                            recent appointment, by the Minister, as Chairperson of
                            the newly formed South East Waste Board.


PRESENTATION:               Financial Services

                            Lindria Reid (Manager Financial Services) gave Council
                            an overview on the functions, aims and objectives of the
                            Financial Services section.



CONFIRMATION OF COUNCIL MINUTES

                            Council Meeting held on 16 May 2000

068/00                      Resolved that the minutes of the Council Meeting of
                            Snowy River Shire Council held on 16 May 2000 are
                            confirmed as a true and accurate record of proceedings.
                            (Tennant-Wood/Atkinson)




ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

                            Environmental Services meeting – 6 June 2000

069/00                      Resolved that the minutes of the Environmental Services
                            Committee meeting held on 6 June 2000 are received as
                            a true and accurate record of proceedings and further that
                            the recommendations of the Environmental Services
                            Committee meeting held on 6 June 2000 are adopted.
                            (Swift/Tennant-Wood)




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                            Operations and Corporate Services meeting –
                            7 June 2000

070/00                      Resolved That the minutes of the Operations and
                            Corporate Services Committee meeting held on 7 June
                            2000 are received as a true and accurate record of
                            proceedings and further that the recommendations of the
                            Operations and Corporate Services Committee meeting
                            held on 7 June 2000 are adopted with the exclusion of
                            Item 4.7 Recommendation OCS 071/00.
                            (Burke/Wallace)


071/00                      Resolved

                            1.   That the leave without pay be granted to Mr Jack
                                 Van Dongen for the period, during October only,
                                 required to perform the duties required at the
                                 Paralympic Games

                            2.  That Mr Van Dongen provide sufficient notice to the
                                Manager - Road Services of the actual period of
                                leave to enable adequate time to organise a
                                temporary staff replacement.
                            (Tennant-Wood/Atkinson)



ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE MAYOR

                            The Mayor attended the following meetings and
                            functions:

                            17 May – Jindabyne Partnership
                            19 May – H Division meeting
                            19 May – Inaugural meeting of South East Waste Board
                            26 May – Launch of new State of Environment Report in
                            Narooma
                            5 June – Shires Executive – Sydney
                            6 & 7 June – Shires Association Conference – Sydney
                            8 June – Meetings with Ministers – Sydney
                            15 June – SMA South Care Helicopter sponsorship
                            launch
                            15 June – Snowy Mtns Grammar School Foundation Day
                            21 June – TSM Board meeting, Dalgety


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                            21 June – Jindabyne Partnership
                            22 June – Snowy Mtns Trout Festival Committee
                            23 June – St Patricks Parish School Stage 2 Building
                            Opening
                            24 June – Officially opened new $1.3M building at
                            Bungarra, Jindabyne
                            26 June – TSM/GST meeting, Jindabyne



QUESTIONS WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE

                     Clr Swift

Question:            Can we provide TSM with the business papers?

Answer:              The General Manager advised all business papers and minutes
                     are available on Council’s Web site.


                     Clr Atkinson

Question:            The residents of Pryce Street, Berridale are preparing a petition
                     for a 40 kph zone, as they are concerned people are unaware of
                     the childcare centre.

Answer:              The Mayor advised when the petition is received it will go on the
                     Traffic Committee agenda.

Question:            Has received complaints about people parking all day in the
                     carparking adjacent to the chemist and surgery at Nugget’s –
                     can we have a warning to ensure people take notice of time
                     limits and can Council book people?

Answer:              A/Exec. Manager ES advised there is an arrangement between
                     Nugget’s and Council for us to carry out parking patrols – we
                     only have a warrant to book vehicles for 13-14 weeks of winter.
                     He will bring the matter to the attention of Council’s Ranger.

Question:            Tyrolean Village – requested that when the rezoning application
                     is publicly exhibited, all adjoining owners are notified by letter
                     and not just an advertisement in the paper.

Answer:              A/Exec. Manager ES will attend to this matter.



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                            Clr Burke

Question:                   Can Council staff be requested to refrain from parking
                            outside the Doctor’s surgery in Berridale, on surgery
                            days?

Answer:                     The matter was taken on notice.


                            Clr Pendergast

Question:                   Lakeview Lodge, Jindabyne – can people staying at the
                            Lodge be requested to park off the street?

Answer:                     A/Exec. Manager ES will investigate the matter.


                            Clr Wallace

Question:                   Requested that a Barnes Street sign be erected on the
                            Bombala Road.

Answer:                     Exec. Manager OPS will attend to this matter.


Question:                   Tabled a letter from a resident of Dalgety requesting a
                            Bus Shelter be provided for school students.

                            Exec. Manager OPS will attend to this matter.


Question:                   Bobundara Road – An accident, involving a lorry and car,
                            was narrowly avoided when the lorry attempted to move
                            away from tree branches overhanging the road. Can the
                            branches be cut back? Also the road down Black Range
                            has tree branches overhanging the road and trees need
                            pruning in front of the old Town Centre in Jindabyne.

Answer:                     Exec. Manager OPS will attend to these matters.




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OFFICER’S REPORTS:


1.0     MANAGEMENT PLAN 2000/2001
                                           (General Manager)                  (3202)

Issues:

    To assist Council in reaching a determination on key components of its draft
     Management Plan, as advertised, covering the period 1 July 2000 to June 2002.
    To inform Councillors of the content of written submissions lodged with respect to
     the 2000/2001 Draft Management Plan.
    To inform Council of the necessary changes to part of Appendix A - Fees and
     Charges in Program 5.
    To adopt the 2000/2001 Management Plan.

Advertising Period

In accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993, the draft
Management Plan has been advertised for the statutory period.

At the close of the 28 day public exhibition period on Friday 16 June, nil written
submissions were received on the draft Management Plan.

Proposed Changes to Fees and Charges

As Council will be aware, Part 3 of the Draft Management Plan outlines the
“Statement of Revenue Policy” for the next financial year. Attached to the policy is
Appendix A, which sets forth the proposed schedule of fees and charges for
1/7/2000 to 30/6/2001.

Section 5.6.6 “Animal Registration” on Page 20 of the schedule proposes the
following charges:

Release of dog from pound (No GST)
Dogs released from vehicle (No GST)
Animal & Stock Impounding (No GST)

Section 9.1.5.4 revises the “Bulk collection of commercial waste” tipping fee from
$8.00 to $6.10 per loose cubic metre; and deletes the “Bulk collection of commercial
waste” tipping fee of $20 per compacted cubic metre charge. Note 1 changes to
read “The ratio of compacted cubic metre (as contained within a garbage compactor
vehicle) and loose cubic metre is 3:1”.




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Recommendations:

1.     That Council amends Section 5.6.6 of the Draft Schedule of Fees & Charges
       for the 2000/2001 year to note No GST on Release of dogs from Pound and
       Vehicle and Animal & Stock Impounding.
2.     That Council amends Section 9.1.5.4 of the Draft Schedule of Fees &
       Charges for the 2000/2001 year to revise the “Bulk collection of commercial
       waste” tipping fee from $8.00 to $6.10 per loose cubic metre; and deletes the
       “Bulk collection of commercial waste” tipping fee of $20 per compacted cubic
       metre charge. Note 1 changes to read “The ratio of compacted cubic metre
       (as contained within a garbage compactor vehicle) and loose cubic metre is
       3:1”.
3.     That Council adopts the 2000/2001 Management Plan.


072/00       Resolved

             1.  That Council amends Section 5.6.6 of the Draft Schedule of Fees &
                 Charges for the 2000/2001 year to note No GST on Release of dogs
                 from Pound and Vehicle and Animal & Stock Impounding.
             2.  That Council amends Section 9.1.5.4 of the Draft Schedule of Fees
                 & Charges for the 2000/2001 year to revise the “Bulk collection of
                 commercial waste” tipping fee from $8.00 to $6.10 per loose cubic
                 metre; and deletes the “Bulk collection of commercial waste” tipping
                 fee of $20 per compacted cubic metre charge. Note 1 changes to
                 read “The ratio of compacted cubic metre (as contained within a
                 garbage compactor vehicle) and loose cubic metre is 3:1”.
             3.  That Council adopts the 2000/2001 Management Plan.
             (Pendergast/Atkinson)



2.0    2000/2001 RATES
                               (Manager Financial Services)                   (3202)

Objective:        To make the 2000/2001 Ordinary Rates and the 2000/2001 Special
                  Rate.

                  To make the 2000/2001 Domestic Waste Management, Waste
                  Management and Water and Sewer Charges.

                  To determine the ‘short name’ of rates and charges.

                  To make the Annual Charges on Rails, Pipes, etc.



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The appropriately worded recommendations necessary for Council to lawfully make
its rates for 2000/2001 are presented. The recommendations to make the rates take
into consideration the increase of 2.7% approved by the Minister under ‘rate pegging’
legislation. The increase to General Income has been applied evenly across all
categories.

Waste Management Charges have been increased overall by 5.6% with the break-
up being an increase of 2.5% for the garbage component and 12.5% for the
recycling component. Trade Waste Charges have been increased by 2.5%.


Recommendations:

1.      That, in accordance with s.535 of the Local Government Act, the 2000/2001
        Ordinary Rates be made as follows:

     Rate     Category       Sub-Category       Minimum         Rate in $
                                                  Rate        (Ad Valorem)
Ordinary    Farmland       General               $290.00     0.967984
Ordinary    Farmland       Boundary              $100.00     0.967984
Ordinary    Residential    General               $300.00     0.988662
Ordinary    Residential    Rural                 $300.00     0.988662
                           Residential
Ordinary    Business       Business              $300.00     1.278947
Ordinary    Mining         General               $300.00     1.278947


2.      That, in accordance with s.535 of the Local Government Act, the 2000/2001
        ‘Jindabyne Town Beautification’ Special Rate be made as follows:


     Rate     Category      Sub-Category       Minimum         Rate in $
                                                  Rate      (Ad Valorem)
Special     Residential    General             5.00         0.050516
Special     Residential    Rural               5.00         0.050516
                           Residential
Special     Business       General             5.00         0.050516


        and further, the Special Rate apply to rateable properties categorised as
        Residential or Business within the area designated on the map attached,
        shown as Appendix A.




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3.     That, in accordance with s.496 of the Local Government Act, the annual
       charges for the provision of Domestic Waste Management Services be made
       as follows:


Charges per service:                                    Garbage    Recycling    Total
Adaminaby Domestic Waste Management Charge               128.67        63.00    191.67
Berridale                   ‘’                           138.93        63.00    201.93
Jindabyne                   ‘’                           210.47        63.00    273.47
Jindabyne East              ‘’                           138.93        63.00    201.93
Tyrolean Village           ‘’                            138.93        63.00    201.93
Kalkite                      ‘’                          203.40        63.00    266.40
Lakewood Estate             ‘’                           203.40        63.00    266.40
High Country Estate         ‘’                           203.40        63.00    266.40

Vacant Urban Domestic Waste Management                     30.55
Service Charge


A service is defined as the periodic collection of one Council approved garbage
receptacle (up to and including a 240L Mobile Garbage Bin).


       and further, that in accordance with Section 501 of the Local Government Act
       the annual charges for the following services be made:

Waste Management Services

                                                          Garbage     Recycling          Total
Rural Land Waste Management Charge                           24.90          6.38     31.28
Adaminaby 240 Litre MGB Waste Management Chge               128.67         34.81    163.48
Berridale 240 Litre MGB        ‘’                           138.92         34.81    173.73
Jindabyne 240 Litre MGB        ‘’                           210.36         34.81    245.17
Jindabyne East 240 Litre MGB   ‘’                           138.92         34.81    173.73


Trade Waste Charges

660 Litre MGB Collection                                            7.77
1100 Litre MGB Collection                                          12.55
3000 Litre MGB Collection                                          33.74
660 Litre MGB over 69 Services                                     12.55
1100 Litre MGB over 69 Services                                    17.58
3000 Litre MGB over 69 Services                                    38.94
240 Litre MGB Additional Collection                                 5.35


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240 Litre MGB Thursday Collection                                  3.67
240 Litre MGB ‘one-off’ collection                                 7.55
660 Litre MGB     “         “                                     18.60
1100 Litre MGB    “          “                                    27.20
3000 Litre MGB    “         “                                     67.80

MGB = Mobile Garbage Bin
These fees are not subject to GST.

       and further, that in accordance with Section 502 of the Local Government Act
       the following charges be made:

                                                   Charge per         Minimum 4 Month
                                                    Kilolitre $        Billing Period $
Water Availability Charge                             0.667                 78.60
Water Operational Charge                              0.382                  N/A
Sewer Availability Charge *                            2.82                 94.77
Sewer Operations Charge                                0.51                  N/A

* Based on current winter water consumption and spread over 3 periods of 4 months.

4.     That, in accordance with the provisions of s.543 of the Local Government Act
       1993, the short names for the 2000/2001 rates and charges are as follows:

       The Short name for Ordinary Rates for each category be:

       Farmland
       Farmland Boundary
       Residential
       Rural Residential
       Business
       Mining

       The Short name for the Jindabyne Town Beautification Special Rate be:

       Jindabyne Beautification

       The Short names for the Domestic Waste Management Service Charges are:

        Adaminaby Waste Service
        Berridale Waste Service
        Jindabyne Waste Service
        Jindabyne East Waste Service
        Tyrolean Waste Service
        High Country Waste Service
        Kalkite Waste Service

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       The Short names for Waste Management Charges are:

       Vacant Urban Waste Charge
       Waste Management Charge
       Commercial Waste - 660 L
       Commercial Waste - 1100L
       Commercial Waste - 3000L
       Commercial Waste 660L - over 69
       Commercial Waste 1100L - over 69
       Commercial Waste 3000L - over 69
       Commercial Waste 240L - Addit.
       Commercial Waste 240L - THS
       Adaminaby Trade Waste 240L
       Berridale Trade Waste 240L
       Jindabyne Trade Waste 240L
       Jindabyne East Trade Waste 240L

       The Short names for water charges are:

       Availability charge
       Operations charge

       The Short names for sewer charges are:

       Availability charge
       Operations charge

5.   Annual Charges on Rails, Pipes, etc.

In accord with the provisions of S.611 of the Local Government Act, 1993, Council
may make an Annual Charge for any rail, pipe, wire, pole, cable, tunnel or structure
laid, erected, suspended, constructed or placed on, under or over a public place.

The annual charge shall be:

1.   Under a public place          $500 per kilometre
2.   On or over a public place     $100 per pole or structure



073/00        Resolved that items 1 to 5 above be adopted.
              (Burke/Wallace)




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3.0      SNOWY MOUNTAINS TROUT FESTIVAL
                                                  (General Manager)               (2858)

Issue:        Sponsorship Request

Background:

The Annual Snowy Mountains Trout Festival will again be held this year from
the 4th to 10th November 2000.
An official request has been received by Council to continue our past support
for this important tourism event as a major sponsor by contributing $200.00.

Becoming a Major Sponsor gives Snowy River Shire Council considerable
exposure locally and throughout Australia as our name and logo are included
on all festival promotional material. In addition to exposure at the Caravan
shows, Boat shows and Tackle shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and
Adelaide, Council has the opportunity to produce a promotional handout to be
included in all promotional bags.

Council has supported this event in the past and wide publicity is given to our
sponsorship if supported.

Current Situation:

There is a requirement to register as a Major Sponsor to allow sufficient lead-
time for promotional material to include our name and logo.

Recommendation: That Council resolves to support the Snowy Mountains
Trout Festival as a Major Sponsor by contributing $200.00.


074/00        Resolved That Council support the Snowy Mountains Trout Festival
              as a Major Sponsor by contributing $200.00.
              (Pendergast/Wallace)



ATTENDANCE:          The meeting was joined by Messrs Barry Aitchison (FCO)
                     and David Glasson.


STANDING ORDERS             Resolved that Council suspend Standing Orders
075/00                      to allow discussion on the following matter.
                            (Burke/Atkinson)



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4.0      RURAL FIRE SERVICE
                                              (General Manager)         (2818)
Issue:        Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Council – Future Arrangements

Background:

For several years the arrangements between the RFS and Local Government ,
including the dual reporting requirements of the Fire Control Officer (FCO), have
been discussed and in some councils has become an issue.

The Local Government and Shires Association (LGSA) at its Annual Conference
June 1999 unanimously resolved to approach the State Government to conduct a full
public inquiry into the running of the RFS. (See Executive Note on Motion 3 From
the Executive to Annual Conference 2000 attached)

It is pertinent to note that Motion 3 From the Executive was passed on 6 June 2000
by a vote of 67 – For and 42 Against: -

“That action taken by the Executive to agree to a Statement of Principles being
developed in the event of the Minister proceeding with amendments to the Rural
Fires Act, be endorsed”.

Mr Phil Koperberg Commissioner of the RFS, released a “Ministerial Announcement”
(whilst L G Mayors and GM’s were in Sydney) on 7 June 2000 (see attached). It
states, in part, “Our Minister, the Hon Bob Debus MP has today announced the
Government’s intention to undertake the necessary legislative changes to see Fire
Control staff become employees of the Service effective from 1 July 2001”.

The release also states: “It also follows yesterday’s resolution of the Shires
Association Conference to support a process of transferring FCO’s to State
employment and the establishment of local Service Level Agreements between the
Service and each Local Government Authority”.

On 14 June 2000, Mr Koperberg sent a letter to all Council General Managers (see
attached). The letter explains the transition process for Fire Control Staff to the
employment of the State Government “as a result of the decision by the Shires
Association Annual Conference and the announcement of the Minister for
Emergency Services”.

The LGSA Annual Conference 2000 did not vote for FCO’s becoming an employee
of the State Government and it did not vote for the establishment of Local Service
Level Agreements as stated by Mr Koperberg.




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The LGSA Annual Conference 2000 did vote for the establishment of a (yet to be
agreed to) Statement of Principles should the Minister make a unilateral decision
to require FCO’s to become employees of the State Government.


Current Situation

It is now obvious that the Minister did make the unilateral decision.

It is also clear that Mr Koperberg has furthered his objective for all Fire Control staff
to become State Government employees (with no reporting relationship to Council),
by whatever means possible including the misinterpretation of the deliberations and
resolutions of the LGSA Annual Conference 2000.

Council now finds itself in the unenviable position of RFS meetings being held
around the State, on Mr Koperberg’s instructions, with the express purpose of
instituting serious reform for Council controlled staff. The result is the removal of any
serious input by Council on rural fire issues whilst still contributing a high level of
funding to the RFS.
There are a number of elements to be considered regarding this situation, including:

    The future of Council employed Fire Control staff (3)
    The future and administration of volunteers
    Council assets occupied or utilised by professional/volunteer Fire Management
     staff
    The future of Council assets currently occupied by Council employed Fire
     Management staff for day to day fire management purposes and deployment of
     staff/resources during declared Section 44 operations
    Relationship of this State Department to Council regarding development
     applications and works proposed to be undertaken by the Department within
     Shire boundaries
    The control and use of community contributed funds to the RFS (currently 12.3%
     totalling $88,819.27 per year)
    Under the current specified direction of the Minister, what advantageous
     relevance to Council would a Local Service Level Agreement with the RFS serve
     beyond current NSW legislative requirements? (refer to Page 21, Point 3).


Recommendation: That Council determines its future relationship with the
restructured State Government Department of the Rural Fire Services.




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076/00         Resolved that this Council

               1.   Requests that the FCO seek the opinion of the volunteers within
                    the community to express their wishes to Council.

               2.   Meets with Cooma-Monaro and Bombala Shire Councils in order
                    to formulate a cooperative strategy plan for the future of the RFS
                    in our district.

               3.   Closely monitors all correspondence relating to the transfer of the
                    responsibilities of the RFS to the State.

               4.    Approaches other Councils with respect to this issue.
               (Swift/Atkinson)


               Messrs Aitchison and Glasson left the meeting at 5.56 pm.




5.0      AUSTRALIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE
                                    (GM’s Assistant)                          (3229)

Issue:         Request for sponsorship

Background:

Council has received a letter from the Australian Paralympic Committee and
Disabled WinterSport Australia advising of a Ski/Wheelchair trek from Mt Kosciuszko
to Sydney from 18 to 27 July. The trek is attempting to raise $200,000 towards the
Paralympic Games.

Council has been asked to sponsor the event in the sum of $2,000 with the following
benefits:

    The Snowy Mountains is the focal point of this initiative and as such will be
     promoted heavily throughout the media networks of TV, Capital Network Radio
     and Rural Press.
    Recognition at all fund raising functions in the country towns and regional centres
     en route.
    Corporate exposure on all four vehicles to be used en route.




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Current Situation:

From the Donations budget Council has contributed $300 so far this year to the
Australian Paralympics, ie. $100 for Disabled Wintersport’s ‘Passing the Paralympic
Banner’ Event and $200 for the Paralympic Committee’s Young Achievers for
Paralympic Sport Fundraising Event.

Budget Implication

The 1999/2000 Donations budget is 95% expended, leaving approximately $400
available. If Council wishes to sponsor this event for the full amount, money will
need to come from the 2000/2001 Donations Budget of $9,000.


Recommendation: That Council determines whether it wishes to sponsor the
Australian Paralympic Ski/Wheelchair trek.


077/00        Resolved That Council sponsors the Australian Paralympic
              Ski/Wheelchair trek in the amount of $100.00.
              (Burke/Tennant-Wood)




ACTION SHEET:
078/00        Resolved that the completed items be removed from the Action Sheet.
              (Wallace/Atkinson)


              Notice of Motion                                                  (3432)

              The letter tabled by Clr Wallace requesting a Bus Shelter at Dalgety is
              to be dealt with at the Operations & Corporate Services Committee.



              GENERAL BUSINESS

              The Mayor advised he is attending a meeting in Bega on Wednesday
              28 June at 10 am with regard to a proposed Arts grant of $50,000 to
              Councils in the South East.




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              The Mayor advised there will be a meeting, hosted by Peter Webb, MP
              at 3.00 pm in Jindabyne on 28 June to discuss local Transport issues.

              On Friday, 30 June the Mayor and General Manager will be attending a
              lunch, hosted by the Leader of the Opposition, Kim Beazley and the
              endorsed Eden-Monaro Labor candidate Steve Whan, in Jindabyne at
              the Brumby Bar.

              The Mayor will be attending the Shires Executive meetings in Sydney
              next week.

              The Mayor and Peter Cochran, Mayor of Cooma-Monaro, are
              scheduled to have dinner at Bolaro Station next week.


              Inquiry into Opportunities for Strengthening Rural Towns in
              Regional NSW                                            (2980)

              Council made a submission to this Inquiry in June 1999 and the
              General Manager received a request last week to attend the Inquiry to
              speak further on our submission. The Inquiry would now like further
              input from Council. A copy of the original submission was given to
              Councillors earlier this year.


              Clr Prendergast

Question:     Received a call from Ian Barry requesting times for parking be put on
              the signs on the road in front of Horizons Resort.

Answer:       Exec. Manager OPS advised that the matter has been to a previous
              Traffic Committee meeting and the RTA considers that the proposal is
              inappropriate.



              Meeting Procedures – Council’s Standing Orders                      (112)

              The General Manager distributed a current copy of Council’s Standing
              Orders to each Councillor and reinforced that Councillors who declare
              a Pecuniary Interest or Conflict of Interest are not to enter into debate
              and are to leave the Chambers when the matter is raised.




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              Councillor representatives on External Committees                 (130)

              The Mayor congratulated Clr Pendergast on her re-appointment to the
              KNP Advisory Committee and also congratulated Clr Atkinson on her
              appointment to the South East Catchment Management Board.


              There being no further business the meeting closed at 6.13 pm.




              …………………………..
               CHAIRPERSON




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ACTION SHEET AS AT 19 JUNE 2000


                        COUNCIL MEETING 15 FEBRUARY 2000

  Reference                Description                  SMT                 Action
                                                       Officer
Clr Prendergast   Request from people for a          Executive     Budgeted for Gegedzerick
                  crematorium wall to be built at    Manager ES    & Adaminaby cemeteries
                  Adaminaby cemetery.                              in 2000/01 – obtaining
                                                                   designs

                          COUNCIL MEETING 21 MARCH 2000

039/00            $24,000 overdue from the State     Executive     Letters received - now
                  for weeds work on roads.           Manager ES    awaiting cheques.

                           COUNCIL MEETING 18 APRIL 2000

055/00            Invite management of Southcare     General
                  Helicopter Service to Council      Manager
Clr Atkinson      Leesville Industrial Estate        General
                  Directory sign – GM to review      Manager
                  file
Clr Prendergast   Investigate provision of turnoff   Exec.         Letter sent to RTA (19/4)
                  lane on Snowy Mountains            Manager       as Road Authority -
                  Highway junction to Old            OPS           requesting investigation of
                  Adaminaby & Anglers Reach                        the intersection

                            COUNCIL MEETING 16 MAY 2000

Clr Wallace       More gravel required on            Exec. Mgr
                  Cootralantra Road                  OPS

                            COUNCIL MEETING 27 JUNE 2000

Clr Atkinson      Tyrolean Village zoning matter     A/Exec. Mgr
                                                     ES
Clr Burke         Council staff are requested not    General
                  to park outside Doctor’s surgery   Manager
                  in Berridale on surgery days.
Clr Pendergast    Can it be enforced that people     A/Exec. Mgr
                  staying at Lakeview Lodge in       ES
                  Jindabyne use off-street parking
Clr Wallace       Request for a bus shelter in       Exec. Mgr
                  Dalgety for students – to be       OPS
                  raised at OCS Committee


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                            COUNCIL MEETING 27 JUNE 2000
                                     Cont’d…..

  Reference                 Description                    SMT              Action
                                                          Officer
Clr Wallace       Bobundara Road, Black Range           Exec. Mgr
                  Road – overhanging tree limbs         OPS
                  to be pruned
Clr Wallace       Trees at front of old Town            Exec. Mgr
                  Centre in Jindabyne need              OPS
                  pruning
076/00            Rural Fire Service                    A/Exec. Mgr
                  1. FCO seek opinion of                ES and Fire
                      volunteers & express their        Control
                      wishes to Council;                Officer
                  2. Council meet with Cooma-
                      Monaro & Bombala Councils
                      to formulate a cooperative
                      strategy plan for future of
                      RFS in our district;
                  3. Council closely monitors all
                      correspondence re the
                      transfer of responsibilities of
                      the RFS to the State; and
                  4. Council approaches other
                      Councils on this issue.




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