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					SHIRE OF MULLEWA                                                                                                    ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
                                                                                                                              20 DECEMBER 2000




                                                                   INDEX




0012.01      PUBLIC QUESTION TIME: ............................................................................................................... 3

0012.02      CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES: ...................................................................................................... 3

0012.03      BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES: .................................................................................. 3

0012.04      MINUTE NO. 0011.04: GERALDTON-MOUNT MAGNET ROAD – WICHERINA RAILWAY
             CROSSING ....................................................................................................................................... 3

0012.05      MINUTE NO. 0011.19: WARREN ROAD – PROPOSED WORKS .................................................. 4

0012.06      MINUTE NO. 0011.28: YAMATJI LAND & SEA COUNCIL – NATIVE CLAIMS ............................... 4

0012.07      MINUTE NO. 0011.38: RECREATION CENTRE – SAFETY RAILS ................................................ 4

0012.08      MINUTE NO. 0011.39: GERALDTON-MOUNT MAGNET ROAD – NAME CHANGE ..................... 4

0012.09      MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF ELECTORS – 15 NOVEMBER 2000 .......................... 4

0012.10      MINUTES OF THE MULLEWA YOUTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE –
             13 DECEMBER 2000 ........................................................................................................................ 4

0012.11      BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES: .................................................................................. 5

0012.12      MINUTE NO. Y0012.04: COMMUNITY PATROL – OPERATION OF ............................................. 5

0012.13      ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDATIONS: .......................................................................................... 5

0012.14      MINUTES OF THE MULLEWA HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE MANAGEMENT ADVISORY
             COMMITTEE – 13 DECEMBER 2000 .............................................................................................. 5

0012.15      ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDATIONS: .......................................................................................... 5

0012.16      MINUTES OF THE HEALTH, BUILDING AND TOWN PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING – 13
             DECEMBER 2000 ............................................................................................................................. 6

0012.17      BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES: .................................................................................. 6

0012.18      MINUTE NO. HB0012.04: BOUNDARY FENCE APPLICATION – LOTS 23 & 25 MILLS STREET 6

0012.19      MINUTE NO. HB0012.08: MULLEWA REFUSE SITE – CONDITION OF ....................................... 6

0012.20      BALANCE OF RECOMMENDATIONS: ............................................................................................ 6

0012.21      MINUTES OF THE WORKS, PLANT, PARKS AND GARDENS COMMITTEE MEETING – 13
             DECEMBER 2000 ............................................................................................................................. 7

0012.22      BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES: .................................................................................. 7

0012.23      MINUTE NO. W0012.10: GENETICALLY MODIFIED MATERIAL – RELEASE OF WITHIN THE
             MULLEWA SHIRE ............................................................................................................................ 7

0012.24      BALANCE OF RECOMMENDATIONS: ............................................................................................ 7

0012.25      MEETING RECONVENED: .............................................................................................................. 8



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SHIRE OF MULLEWA                                                                                                   ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
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0012.26      MINUTES OF THE FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEE MEETING – 13
             DECEMBER 2000 ............................................................................................................................. 8

0012.27      BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES: .................................................................................. 9

0012.28      MINUTE NO. F0012.06: TEACHERS’ ACCOMMODATION – RENTAL ASSISTANCE .................. 9

0012.29      BALANCE OF RECOMMENDATIONS: ............................................................................................ 9

0012.30      CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT – RECEIPT OF ............................................................. 9

0012.31      LATE ITEMS: .................................................................................................................................. 10

0012.32      ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT AND SPECIAL PAYMENTS ............................................................ 10

0012.33      GENERAL BUSINESS: ................................................................................................................... 10

0012.34      GERALDTON-MOUNT MAGNET ROAD – OVERTAKING LANE .................................................. 10

0012.35      NANGETTY-WALKAWAY ROAD – MAIN ROADS WA .................................................................. 10

0012.36      MULLEWA POLICE PATROLS – 4 WHEEL MOTORBIKES .......................................................... 10




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SHIRE OF MULLEWA                                                       ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
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MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETING OF THE MULLEWA
SHIRE COUNCIL HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON WEDNESDAY 20
DECEMBER 2000 AT 2:15PM.


PRESENT:

Councillor A J Messina – President              (West Ward)
Councillor M R Doherty – Deputy President       (North Ward)
Councillor B I N Thomas                         (East Ward)
Councillor M W Steele                           (South Ward)
Councillor P T Freeman                          (Central Ward)
Councillor G R Jenkin                           (Central Ward)
Councillor L M Newman                           (East Ward) [In at 2:54pm]
Councillor N D Johnstone                        (South Ward)


OFFICERS:

Mr G S Wilks – Chief Executive Officer
Mrs K L Steele – Office Manager


APOLOGIES:

Councillor F W Newman                           (South West Ward)
Councillor L J Wainwright                       (Central Ward)
Councillor J B Thurkle                          (Central Ward)


0012.01      PUBLIC QUESTION TIME:

The President opened the meeting for public questions. No questions were received.


0012.02      CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES:

Moved:             M R Doherty          Seconded:        G R Jenkin

“That the minutes of the Council meeting held on 15 November 2000, as printed, be
confirmed.”

                                                                                  CARRIED 7/0


0012.03      BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:

0012.04      MINUTE NO. 0011.04: GERALDTON-MOUNT MAGNET ROAD – WICHERINA
             RAILWAY CROSSING

The Chief Executive Officer advised that Mr Mann, Main Roads WA, will be treating this
railway crossing as a ‘Black Spot’. A meeting will be organised on site early in the New Year.




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0012.05      MINUTE NO. 0011.19: WARREN ROAD – PROPOSED WORKS

The Chief Executive Officer advised that there are some land acquisition issues plus road
closure issues. The Road has been surveyed but Council must approach the Department of
Land Administration to resolve the issues.

Councillor Freeman suggested that Council approach the landowners along Warren Road to
request voluntary relinquishment of land.

The Effluent Pond to the east of Warren Road and the shape of the corner are the issues
currently being dealt with by the Chief Executive Officer. Council directed the Chief
Executive Officer to pursue the matter.


0012.06      MINUTE NO. 0011.28: YAMATJI LAND & SEA COUNCIL – NATIVE CLAIMS

The Chief Executive Officer advised that, in accordance with Council’s direction and after
consultation with Mr Taffy Papertalk, he signed the Consent Agreement.


0012.07      MINUTE NO. 0011.38: RECREATION CENTRE – SAFETY RAILS

Council resolved to assess the safety aspect of the brick wall following the Council meeting.


0012.08      MINUTE NO. 0011.39:            GERALDTON-MOUNT MAGNET ROAD – NAME
             CHANGE

Councillor Doherty advised that he attended the Mid West Development Commission
meeting on Friday 15 December and was informed that Main Roads WA will not change the
name of the Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road until such time as the road is bituminised along
the entire route. It is the Mid West Development Commission who is pushing for a name
change.


0012.09      MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF ELECTORS – 15 NOVEMBER 2000

Moved:             N D Johnstone          Seconded:        M R Doherty

“That the minutes of the Annual Meeting of Electors held on 15 November 2000, as
printed, be received.”

                                                                                    CARRIED 7/0


0012.10      MINUTES OF THE MULLEWA YOUTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY
             COMMITTEE – 13 DECEMBER 2000

Moved:             B I N Thomas           Seconded:        G R Jenkin

“That the minutes of the Mullewa Youth Services Management Advisory Committee
meeting held on 13 December 2000, as printed, be received.”

                                                                                    CARRIED 7/0



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0012.11      BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:

0012.12      MINUTE NO. Y0012.04: COMMUNITY PATROL – OPERATION OF

The Chief Executive Officer advised Council that there have been two community meetings
in recent times which were chaired by Simon Forest. The issues raised were:

   the Aboriginal community wishes to run an Aboriginal Basketball Carnival with free use of
    the facilities at the Recreation Centre.
   the use of the Youth bus. The Chief Executive Officer advised the meeting that the bus
    could only be used if the Youth Development Officer is involved with the activity or if
    Council permits such usage.


0012.13      BALANCE OF RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved:             G R Jenkin            Seconded:        P T Freeman

“That the following recommendations contained with the Mullewa Youth Services
Management Advisory Committee, as printed, except where already dealt with, be
adopted:

   Y0012.02 Youth Development Officer’s Report.”

                                                                                   CARRIED 7/0


0012.14      MINUTES OF THE MULLEWA HOME AND COMMUNITY                                        CARE
             MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE – 13 DECEMBER 2000

Moved:             B I N Thomas          Seconded:        M R Doherty

“That the minutes of the Mullewa Home and Community Care Management Advisory
Committee meeting held on 13 December 2000, as printed, be received.”

                                                                                   CARRIED 7/0


0012.15      ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved:             B I N Thomas          Seconded:        G R Jenkin

“That the following recommendations contained within the Mullewa Home and
Community Care Management Advisory Committee minutes, as printed, be adopted:

   H0012.02       Statistics for the month of November 2000
   H0012.03       Calendar for the month of December 2000
   H0012.04       Home and Community Care – Computer Upgrade
   H0012.05       Home and Community Care – Floor Coverings
   H0012.06       Mullewa Home and Community care – Fee Schedule.”

                                                                                   CARRIED 7/0




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0012.16      MINUTES OF THE HEALTH, BUILDING AND TOWN PLANNING COMMITTEE
             MEETING – 13 DECEMBER 2000

Moved:             M R Doherty           Seconded:        M W Steele

“That the minutes of the Health, Building and Town Planning Committee meeting held
on 13 December 2000, as printed, be received.”

                                                                                   CARRIED 7/0


   The Chief Executive Officer was absent from the meeting from 2:51pm to 2:59pm
   Councillor L M Newman entered the meeting at 2:54pm
   Councillor A J Messina was absent from the meeting from 2:58pm to 2:59pm


0012.17      BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:

   David Hadden, Manager Health/Building, entered the meeting at 3:00pm


0012.18      MINUTE NO. HB0012.04: BOUNDARY FENCE APPLICATION – LOTS 23 &
             25 MILLS STREET

David Hadden, Manager Health/Building, addressed Council on request. He has informed
Mrs Anderson that any alterations to the materials indicated in the licence application must
be re-presented to Council prior to erection of the fence.

Council agreed that the type of fence currently requested is approved.


0012.19      MINUTE NO. HB0012.08: MULLEWA REFUSE SITE – CONDITION OF

Moved:             B I N Thomas          Seconded:        M R Doherty

“That the Mullewa Rubbish tip is to be pushed up at a minimum of three days per
week, each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.”

                                                                                   CARRIED 8/0


0012.20      BALANCE OF RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved:             M R Doherty           Seconded:        P T Freeman

“That the following recommendations contained within the Health, Building and Town
Planning Committee minutes, as printed, except where already dealt with, be adopted:

   HB0012.02            Building Application
   HB0012.03            Draft Environmental Protection (Rural Landfills) Regulations 2001
   HB0012.05            Masonic Lodge – Structural Condition
   HB0012.06            Small Towns Sewerage Program – Nomination for.”

                                                                                   CARRIED 8/0


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0012.21      MINUTES OF THE WORKS, PLANT, PARKS AND GARDENS COMMITTEE
             MEETING – 13 DECEMBER 2000

Moved:             M W Steele            Seconded:        L M Newman

“That the minutes of the Works, Plant, Parks and Gardens Committee meeting held on
13 December 2000, as printed, be received.”

                                                                                   CARRIED 8/0


0012.22      BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:

0012.23      MINUTE NO. W0012.10: GENETICALLY MODIFIED MATERIAL – RELEASE
             OF WITHIN THE MULLEWA SHIRE

The Chief Executive Officer advised that he has been corresponding with Keith Alcock who
advised that Council cannot stop Genetically Modified Material testing or otherwise being
carried out within the Shire.

The passing of the Gene Technology Bill means that if Council wishes to refuse the
Testing/Use of GMM the reason can in no way be based upon health or environmental
safety. Any protest from Council must be passed on to the State government, which in turn
represents Council at a Federal level.

Councillor Doherty informed Council that the currently intended trial will cover less than one
acre, will have buffers around it, and is situated 400m away from any other Canola crop. It is
a requirement of those testing the GMM to destroy any barrasica weed for the next two
years. He had been advised that the trial will not affect farmers within the Shire having
access to overseas markets.

Mr Alcock offered to address Council and the community on the matter.

Councillor Freeman pointed out that the Canadians have reduced their chemical use on
Canola by 40% through using Genetically Modified Canola.

Moved:             M R Doherty           Seconded:        P T Freeman

“That the Chief Executive Officer advise the Genetic Manipulation Advisory Committee
and Ag WA that this Council has no objection to the conduct of trials within this Shire
for transgenic Canola expressing tolerance to herbicide.”

                                                                                   CARRIED 6/2

Councillor B I N Thomas requested that her name be recorded as voting against this
motion.


0012.24      BALANCE OF RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved:             B I N Thomas          Seconded:        M R Doherty

“That the following recommendations contained within the Works, Plant, Parks and
Gardens Committee minutes, as printed, except where already dealt with, be adopted:



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SHIRE OF MULLEWA                                                        ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
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   W0012.02       Parks & Gardens Report
   W0012.03       Plant Report
   W0012.04       Application to Collect Native Seeds – Renewal of
   W0012.05       Notice of Intent to Clear – Comment on
   W0012.06       Conservation Estate East of Pindar – Naming of
   W0012.07       Additional Local Government Road Funding – Granting of
   W0012.08       Woolgorong Road – Supply of Motor Traffic Passes
   W0012.09       Pindar Townsite – Alteration to Streets
   W0012.11       Warren Road – Improvements under the 2000/2001 Program
   W0012.13       Home and Community Care Bus – Cleaning of.”

                                                                                   CARRIED 8/0


        MEETING ADJOURNED FOR AFTERNOON TEA FROM 3:44PM TO 3:58PM


0012.25      MEETING RECONVENED:


PRESENT:

Councillor A J Messina – President             (West Ward)
Councillor M R Doherty – Deputy President      (North Ward)
Councillor B I N Thomas                        (East Ward)
Councillor M W Steele                          (South Ward)
Councillor P T Freeman                         (Central Ward)
Councillor G R Jenkin                          (Central Ward)
Councillor L M Newman                          (East Ward)
Councillor N D Johnstone                       (South Ward)


OFFICERS:

Mr G S Wilks – Chief Executive Officer
Mrs K L Steele – Office Manager


0012.26      MINUTES OF THE FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEE
             MEETING – 13 DECEMBER 2000

Moved:             M W Steele          Seconded:        N D Johnstone

“That the minutes of the Finance and General Purpose Committee meeting held on 13
December 2000, as printed, be received.”

                                                                                   CARRIED 8/0




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SHIRE OF MULLEWA                                                          ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
                                                                                    20 DECEMBER 2000

0012.27      BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:

0012.28      MINUTE NO. F0012.06:               TEACHERS’ ACCOMMODATION – RENTAL
             ASSISTANCE

Moved:             P T Freeman            Seconded:       N D Johnstone

“That Council provide support and assistance to the Mullewa District High School with
respect to the inequitable accommodation arrangements as being proposed by GEHA.
If necessary a case is to be mounted directly to the Hon Minister for Education in
which the strength of Council feeling is to be made known.”

                                                                                     CARRIED 8/0


0012.29      BALANCE OF RECOMMENDATIONS:

Moved:             N D Johnstone          Seconded:        M W Steele

“That the following recommendations contained within the Finance and General
Purpose Committee minutes, as printed, be adopted:

   F0012.03       Exit Interview Protocols – Development of
   F0012.04       Late Night Shopping Christmas Event – Application for Assistance
   F0012.05       Legal Representation and Costs Indemnification – Model Policy on
   F0012.07       Mullewa Recreation Centre – Free Use of
   F0012.08       Elected Member Training – Financial Assistance
   F0012.09       Home and Community Care Program – Service Agreement
   F0012.10       Finance Report 30 November 2000
   F0012.11       Cardgate Net Pty Ltd – Agreement for Provision of Services with
   F0012.12       Accounts for Payment and Special Payments.”

                                                                                     CARRIED 8/0


0012.30      CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT – RECEIPT OF

Moved:             M W Steele             Seconded:        M R Doherty

“That the Chief Executive Officer’s report for December 2000 be received:

   Forthcoming Meetings
   21.11.2000: Mid West Pipeline Meeting
   29.11.2000: Appointment of Consultant – Road Maintenance and Construction
   06.12.2000: Dry Season Regional Reference Group – Meeting of.”

                                                                                     CARRIED 8/0




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0012.31      LATE ITEMS:

0012.32      ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT AND SPECIAL PAYMENTS

Moved:             M W Steele           Seconded:        N D Johnstone

“That the list of accounts totalling $109,708.83 outstanding since 13 December 2000,
be received.”

                                                                                    CARRIED 8/0


0012.33      GENERAL BUSINESS:

0012.34      GERALDTON-MOUNT MAGNET ROAD – OVERTAKING LANE

Councillor Freeman questioned the necessity of the double white line for traffic heading west
parallel to the overtaking lane just past ‘Spring Park’ as well as other similar places between
Geraldton and Mullewa. Council instructed the Chief Executive Officer to speak with Hon
Minister for Transport, Murray Criddle, while he is in Mullewa on Thursday 21 December
2000.


0012.35      NANGETTY-WALKAWAY ROAD – MAIN ROADS WA

Councillor Freeman suggested that the Chief Executive Officer investigate the possibility of
Main Roads WA incorporating within their jurisdiction the Nangetty-Walkaway Road. The
Chief Executive Officer was instructed to speak to Hon Minister for Transport while he is in
Mullewa on 21 December.


0012.36      MULLEWA POLICE PATROLS – 4 WHEEL MOTORBIKES

Councillor Freeman recalled that 5-6 years ago Council pledged to finance 50% of cost for a
4-wheel motorbike. He has spoken with Acting Sergeant P Smith who informed Councillor
Freeman that the two four-wheel motorbikes currently on loan to the Mullewa Police from the
Geraldton Police Service are to be traded for new ones.

Moved:             P T Freeman          Seconded:        G R Jenkin

“That the Chief Executive Officer seek to apply for funding from Safer WA for the
purchase of one new four-wheel motorbike, not necessarily with four-wheel drive
capacity. It is to be fully equipped for Police duties.”

                                                                                    CARRIED 8/0


NEXT MEETING:

The next Ordinary meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 21 February 2001.




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SHIRE OF MULLEWA                                                   ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
                                                                             20 DECEMBER 2000

CLOSURE:

There being no further business the President thanked all for their attendance and declared
the meeting closed at 4:56pm.




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