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					                    MINUTES OF A SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
                         OF THE BRIGHTON COUNCIL HELD
                  IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, COUNCIL OFFICES
                   GAGEBROOK AT 5.40 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY,
                                 2 ND NOVEMBER 2005


PRESENT:                 Cr S A Foster (Mayor); Cr B Curran; Cr K Fitzpatrick; Cr L
                         Gray; Cr P Owen; Cr P Geard; Cr G Taylor and Cr S
                         Williams.

IN ATTENDANCE:           Mr R V Sanderson (General Manager); Mr G Davoren
                         (Deputy General Manager); Mr W Lee (Municipal
                         Engineer) and Mrs J Banks (Executive Officer).


A:    COUNCIL ELECTIONS              OCTOBER       2005    –   ELECTION        OF
      COUNCILLORS:

FILE REFERENCE:           0076

AUTHOR:                  General Manager
                         (Mr R V Sanderson)

The General Manager presented the Certificate of Election of Councillors.

The General Manager reported that all Councillors were required and had
completed their Declaration of Office, before being able to participate at the
meeting.

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Certificate of Election be received.
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DECISION:

Cr Owen moved, Cr Geard seconded that the recommendation be adopted.

                                                                       CARRIED

                                  VOTING RECORD
                            In favour        Against
                              Cr Curran
                              Cr Fitzpatrick
                              Cr Foster
                              Cr Geard
                              Cr Gray
                              Cr Owen
                              Cr Taylor
                              Cr Williams


1.      APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

All members were present.

2.      PUBLIC QUESTION TIME:

There were no members in the Gallery.

3.      DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST:

In accordance with Part 2 Regulation 8 (7) of the Local Government (Meeting
Procedures) Regulations 2005, the Chairman of a meeting is to request
Councillors to indicate whether they have, or are likely to have, a pecuniary
interest in any item on the agenda.

Accordingly, Councillors are requested to advise of a pecuniary interest they
may have in respect to any matter appearing on the agenda, or any
supplementary item to the agenda, which the Council has resolved to deal
with, in accordance with Part 2 Regulation 8 (6) of the Local Government
(Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2005.

There were no declarations.
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4.          CONSIDERATION OF SUPPLEMENTARY ITEMS TO THE AGENDA:

In accordance with the requirements of Part 2 Regulation 8(6) of the Local
Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2005, the Council, by absolute
majority may approve the consideration of a matter not appearing on the
agenda, where the General Manager has reported:

      (a)     the reason it was not possible to include the matter on the agenda,
              and

      (b)     that the matter is urgent, and

      (c)     that advice has been provided under Section 65 of the Local
              Government Act 1993.

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Council resolve by absolute majority to deal with any supplementary
items not appearing on the agenda, as reported by the General Manager in
accordance with the provisions of the Local Government (Meeting
Procedures) Regulations 2005.

DECISION:

There were no supplementary items.



5.          REPORTS FROM OFFICERS:

5.1     PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE:

FILE REFERENCE:               0603-2

The Parks and Recreation Committee meets on a monthly basis at 4.30 pm on the
Tuesday prior to the Council Meeting. Members of the Parks and Recreation
Committee were Cr. T Jeffries (Chairperson), Cr P Geard, Cr K Fitzpatrick, Cr B
Curran, Cr W Garlick and Cr P Owen (proxy). There are no members of the public
on this Committee.
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DECISION:

Cr Owen moved, Cr Curran seconded that the parks and recreation committee comprise of;
Cr Geard (Chairperson); Cr Curran; Cr Fitzpatrick; Cr Gray and Cr Foster

                                                                           CARRIED

                                 VOTING RECORD
                           In favour        Against
                             Cr Curran
                             Cr Fitzpatrick
                             Cr Foster
                             Cr Geard
                             Cr Gray
                             Cr Owen
                             Cr Taylor
                             Cr Williams


5.2     FINANCE COMMITTEE:

FILE REFERENCE:            0768

The Finance Committee meets on a monthly basis at 5.15 pm on the Tuesday prior to
the Council Meeting. Members of the Finance Committee were Cr. S Foster
(Chairperson), Cr T Jeffries, Cr P Owen, Cr P Geard and Cr W Garlick (proxy).

DECISION:

Cr Geard moved, Cr Curran seconded that the Finance Committee comprise of; Cr Foster
(Chairperson); Cr Owen; Cr Curran; Cr Geard.

                                                                           CARRIED

                                 VOTING RECORD
                           In favour        Against
                             Cr Curran
                             Cr Fitzpatrick
                             Cr Foster
                             Cr Geard
                             Cr Gray
                             Cr Owen
                             Cr Taylor
                             Cr Williams
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5.3   PLANNING COMMITTEE:

FILE REFERENCE:            0235

The Planning Committee meets on a monthly basis at 6.00 pm on the Tuesday prior
to the Council Meeting. Members of the Planning Committee were Cr. P Owen
(Chairperson), Cr S Foster, Cr. T Jeffries, Cr G Taylor, Cr W Garlick, Cr K Fitzpatrick
and Cr B Curran.

DECISION:

Cr Geard moved, Cr Curran seconded that the Planning Committee comprise of; Cr Owen
(Chairperson); Cr Curran; Cr Foster; Cr Taylor; Cr Gray; Cr Fitzpatrick

                                                                           CARRIED

                                 VOTING RECORD
                           In favour        Against
                             Cr Curran
                             Cr Fitzpatrick
                             Cr Foster
                             Cr Geard
                             Cr Gray
                             Cr Owen
                             Cr Taylor
                             Cr Williams


5.4     PONTVILLE SPECIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

FILE REFERENCE:            0691-2

The Pontville Special Committee meets every six months or as required at 5.30 p.m.
Members of the Pontville Special Committee were Cr P J Geard (Chairperson) and
Cr B E Curran. There are community representatives on this Committee.

DECISION:

Cr Taylor moved, Cr Williams seconded that the Pontville Special Advisory Committee
comprise of Cr Geard as (Chairperson).

                                                                           CARRIED
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                                 VOTING RECORD
                           In favour        Against
                             Cr Curran
                             Cr Fitzpatrick
                             Cr Foster
                             Cr Geard
                             Cr Gray
                             Cr Owen
                             Cr Taylor
                             Cr Williams


5.5     SOUTHERN TASMANIAN COUNCILS ASSOCIATION:

FILE REFERENCE:            0086-20

Council’s representative on the Southern Tasmanian Councils Association was Cr S
Foster with Cr T Jeffries (proxy). Meetings are as determined by the Association.

DECISION:

Cr Geard moved, Cr Curran seconded that Cr Foster be elected to represent Council on the
Southern Tasmanian Councils Association.

                                                                            CARRIED

                                 VOTING RECORD
                           In favour        Against
                             Cr Curran
                             Cr Fitzpatrick
                             Cr Foster
                             Cr Geard
                             Cr Gray
                             Cr Owen
                             Cr Taylor
                             Cr Williams


5.6     BRIGHTON SENIOR CITIZENS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:

FILE REFERENCE:            0237-2

The Chairperson was Cr P Geard. This Committee meets infrequently.
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DECISION:

Cr Gray moved, Cr Taylor seconded that Cr Geard be elected at (Chairperson) on the
Brighton Senior Citizens Management Committee.

                                                                         CARRIED

                                VOTING RECORD
                          In favour        Against
                            Cr Curran
                            Cr Fitzpatrick
                            Cr Foster
                            Cr Geard
                            Cr Gray
                            Cr Owen
                            Cr Taylor
                            Cr Williams


5.7     BRIGHTON JUNIOR COUNCIL:

FILE REFERENCE:           0047

The Brighton Junior Council used to meet informally on a fortnightly basis at the
Bridgewater High School. The Junior Council has not met for some time and the
Principle (Mr D Forshaw) would like to reinstate the Junior Council. Cr K
Fitzpatrick had been appointed as Council’s representative.

DECISION:

Cr Taylor moved, Cr Geard seconded that Cr Williams and Cr Fitzpatrick be elected as
Council’s representatives on the Brighton Junior Council.

                                                                         CARRIED

                                VOTING RECORD
                          In favour        Against
                            Cr Curran
                            Cr Fitzpatrick
                            Cr Foster
                            Cr Geard
                            Cr Gray
                            Cr Owen
                            Cr Taylor
                            Cr Williams
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5.8     BRIDGEWATER HIGH SCHOOL COUNCIL:

FILE REFERENCE:             MCSHAN/P3034400.0320

Council’s representative on the Bridgewater High School Council was Cr K
Fitzpatrick. Meetings were as determined by the School Council.

DECISION:

Cr Taylor moved, Cr Geard seconded Cr Williams and Cr Fitzpatrick be elected as Council’s
representatives on the Bridgewater High School Council.

                                                                             CARRIED

                                  VOTING RECORD
                            In favour        Against
                              Cr Curran
                              Cr Fitzpatrick
                              Cr Foster
                              Cr Geard
                              Cr Gray
                              Cr Owen
                              Cr Taylor
                              Cr Williams


5.9 GAGEBROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL COUNCIL:

FILE REFERENCE:             TOTTEN/P4040400.0010

Council’s representative on the Gagebrook Primary School Council was Cr. K
Fitzpatrick. Meetings were as determined by the School Council.

DECISION:

Cr Taylor moved, Cr Curran seconded that Cr Williams be Council’s representative on the
Gagebrook Primary School Council.

                                                                             CARRIED
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                                VOTING RECORD
                          In favour        Against
                            Cr Curran
                            Cr Fitzpatrick
                            Cr Foster
                            Cr Geard
                            Cr Gray
                            Cr Owen
                            Cr Taylor
                            Cr Williams


5.10 WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:

FILE REFERENCE:           0194-10

Council’s representatives on the Waste Management Committee were Cr. T J Jeffries
(Chairperson), Cr. G Taylor; Cr. P Owen and Cr. P Geard. This Committee meets as
and when required at 4.00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the Council Meeting.

DECISION:

Cr Geard moved, Cr Curran seconded that the Waste Management Committee
comprise of; Cr Owen; Cr Geard; Cr Taylor (Chairperson); Cr Curran

                                                                      CARRIED

                                VOTING RECORD
                          In favour        Against
                            Cr Curran
                            Cr Fitzpatrick
                            Cr Foster
                            Cr Geard
                            Cr Gray
                            Cr Owen
                            Cr Taylor
                            Cr Williams


5.11    SOUTHERN WASTE STRATEGY BOARD JOINT AUTHORITY:

Council’s representative on the Southern Waste Strategy Board Joint
Authority were Cr T J Jeffries (rep) and Cr P Geard (Deputy rep.). This
Committee meets as and when required.
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DECISION:
Cr Geard moved, Cr Curran seconded that Council’s representatives on the Southern
Waste Strategy Board Joint Authority be Cr Foster and Cr Geard (Deputy rep).

                                                                             CARRIED

                                  VOTING RECORD
                            In favour        Against
                              Cr Curran
                              Cr Fitzpatrick
                              Cr Foster
                              Cr Geard
                              Cr Gray
                              Cr Owen
                              Cr Taylor
                              Cr Williams


5.12    HOBART REGIONAL WATER BOARD JOINT AUTHORITY:

FILE REFERENCE:             0389-23

Council’s representative on the Hobart Regional Water Board Joint Authority was
Cr. S A Foster with Cr P J Owen appointed as Deputy representative. This
Committee meets as and when required.

DECISION:

Cr Gray moved, Cr Williams seconded that Council’s representatives on the Hobart Regional
Water Board Joint authority be Cr Owen and Cr Geard (Deputy representative).

                                                                             CARRIED

                                  VOTING RECORD
                            In favour        Against
                              Cr Curran
                              Cr Fitzpatrick
                              Cr Foster
                              Cr Geard
                              Cr Gray
                              Cr Owen
                              Cr Taylor
                              Cr Williams
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5.13    CYCLING SOUTH:

FILE REFERENCE:           0861

Council’s representative on Cycling South was Cr P J Geard. The Committee meets
as and when required.

DECISION:

Cr Taylor moved, Cr Curran seconded that Council’s representatives on Cycling
South be Cr Geard and Cr Owen (Deputy representative).

                                                                     CARRIED

                                VOTING RECORD
                          In favour        Against
                            Cr Curran
                            Cr Fitzpatrick
                            Cr Foster
                            Cr Geard
                            Cr Gray
                            Cr Owen
                            Cr Taylor
                            Cr Williams


5.14    EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

FILE REFERENCE:           0092

Council’s representative on the Emergency Management Advisory Committee are
Cr. S Foster, Cr P Geard; Bridgewater Police representative; SES representative;
This Committee meets as and when required.

DECISION:

Cr Owen moved, Cr Taylor seconded that Cr Foster represent Council on the
Emergency Management Advisory Committee.

                                                                     CARRIED
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                                 VOTING RECORD
                           In favour        Against
                             Cr Curran
                             Cr Fitzpatrick
                             Cr Foster
                             Cr Geard
                             Cr Gray
                             Cr Owen
                             Cr Taylor
                             Cr Williams


5.15    SOUTHERN TASMANIAN TOURISM TASK FORCE:

FILE REFERENCE:            0092

Council’s representative on the Southern Tasmanian Tourism Task Force was Cr. S A
Foster. This Committee meets as and when required.

DECISION:

Resolved that no elected representative be appointed at this time.

                                 VOTING RECORD
                           In favour        Against
                             Cr Curran
                             Cr Fitzpatrick
                             Cr Foster
                             Cr Geard
                             Cr Gray
                             Cr Owen
                             Cr Taylor
                             Cr Williams


5.16    JORDAN RIVER FIRE MANAGEMENT:

Cr Taylor moved, Cr Williams seconded that Cr Geard be appointed as Council’s
representative on the Jordan River Fire Management Committee.

                                                                      CARRIED
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                                VOTING RECORD
                          In favour        Against
                            Cr Curran
                            Cr Fitzpatrick
                            Cr Foster
                            Cr Geard
                            Cr Gray
                            Cr Owen
                            Cr Taylor
                            Cr Williams


5.17    BRIGHTON PRIMARY SCHOOL:

Cr Geard moved, Cr Owen seconded that Cr Curran be appointed as Council’s
representative on the Brighton Primary School Council.

                                                                  CARRIED

                                VOTING RECORD
                          In favour        Against
                            Cr Curran
                            Cr Fitzpatrick
                            Cr Foster
                            Cr Geard
                            Cr Gray
                            Cr Owen
                            Cr Taylor
                            Cr Williams


5.18    BRIDGEWATER/BRIGHTON            ON-LINE      ACCESS     ADVISORY
        COMMITTEE:

Cr Curran moved, Cr Geard seconded that Cr Fitzpatrick (proxy) be Council’s
representative on the Bridgewater/Brighton On-line Access Advisory Committee.

                                                                  CARRIED
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                                VOTING RECORD
                          In favour        Against
                            Cr Curran
                            Cr Fitzpatrick
                            Cr Foster
                            Cr Geard
                            Cr Gray
                            Cr Owen
                            Cr Taylor
                            Cr Williams




The meeting closed at 6.05 p.m.




Confirmed:
                              (Acting Chairperson)


Date:                             15 th November, 2005

				
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