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									    Ordinary Council Meeting           held
    Council Chambers, Moulamein
    MINUTES
    DATE: 17th February 2010
    ______________________________________________________________

    Time: 1.11pm


    PRESENT

    Councillor Rod Chalmers (Mayor) occupied the Chair.         Present were
    Councillors Andrew Douglas, Neil Gorey, Shirley Hunter, Lois Lockhart and
    Phillip O’Neill.

    Also present were: Mr Peter Arthur – Director Corporate Services; Mr Chris
    Chapman – General Manager; Mr Brian Ebery – Director Engineering Services;
    Mr Mark Williams – Director Development Services and Miss Katie Byrne –
    Minute Secretary.


    COUNCIL PRAYER

    Cr Lockhart led the meeting with the Council Prayer.

    APOLOGIES

    Nil

1   COUNCILLORS DECLARATION OF INTEREST

    Nil


2   BIRTHS AND CONDOLENCES

    Births

    Rebecca Lusty and Ben Muir-Howie       Maddi Ann       Koraleigh

    Condolences

    Mr Ivan James                          Barham
    Mr Norman Lidgerwood                   Barham
    Ms Dorothy Donovan                     Barham




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     These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
     of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
     February 2010
    Ordinary Council Meeting          held
    Council Chambers, Moulamein
    MINUTES
    DATE: 17th February 2010
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3   CONFIRMATION OF CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 3RD
    DECEMBER 2009.

    Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Lockhart Seconded that the minutes of the
    Consultative Committee Meeting held 3rd December 2009 as printed and
    circulated be confirmed.
                                                                CARRIED



4   CONFIRMATION OF HACC MULTI SERVICE OUTLET ADVISORY COMMITTEE
    MEETING MINUTES 8TH DECEMBER 2009.

    Cr Lockhart Moved and Cr Douglas Seconded that the minutes of the HACC
    Multi Service Outlet Advisory Committee Meeting held 8th December 2009 as
    printed and circulated be confirmed.
                                                                    CARRIED



5   CONFIRMATION OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES 9TH DECEMBER
    2009.

    Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Lockhart Seconded that the minutes of the
    Ordinary Council Meeting held 9th December 2009 as printed and circulated
    be confirmed.
                                                                    CARRIED



6   CONFIRMATION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE
    MEETING MINUTES 14TH JANUARY 2010.

    Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Hunter Seconded that the minutes of the
    Occupational Health & Safety Committee Meeting held 14th January 2010 as
    printed and circulated be confirmed.
                                                                    CARRIED




     _________________________________________________________________
     These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
     of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
     February 2010
     Ordinary Council Meeting           held
     Council Chambers, Moulamein
     MINUTES
     DATE: 17th February 2010
     ______________________________________________________________

OFFICER’S REPORTS

7    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS                                      DCS

     Cr Hunter Moved and Cr Douglas Seconded

     i.    That the Officer’s report be noted.

     ii.   That the report showing Council’s cashbook balance of
           $10,070,635.14 as at 31st December 2009 & $9,885,144.41 as at 31st
           January 2010 is received.
                                                                    CARRIED


8    INVESTMENTS – 31ST DECEMBER & 31ST JANUARY                 DCS

     Cr Gorey Moved and Cr Lockhart Seconded

     i.    That the Officer’s report be noted.

     ii.   That the report be received detailing Council’s investment balance of
           $10,126,647.86 as at 31st December 2009 and $9,721,125.53 as at 31st
           January 2010.
                                                                       CARRIED


9    RATING - THREE YEAR VALUATION CYCLE                        DCS

     Cr O’Neill Moved and Cr Douglas Seconded

     i.    That the Officer’s report be noted.

     ii.   That Council adopts a three year valuation cycle for rating purposes.

                                                                       CARRIED




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      These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010
     Ordinary Council Meeting            held
     Council Chambers, Moulamein
     MINUTES
     DATE: 17th February 2010
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10   EMERGENCY SERVICES VOLUNTEERS POLICY                          HRO

     Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Lockhart Seconded

     i.    That the Officer’s report be received.

     ii.   That the draft Emergency Services Volunteers Policy be adopted as
           Council policy and placed in the policy register.
                                                                    CARRIED


11   DA 78/09 – TWO SIGNS AT MURRAY DOWNS                          DDS
     HOMESTEAD - MOULAMEIN ROAD,
     MURRAY DOWNS (LOT 2 DP 1067731)

     Cr Hunter Moved and Cr Douglas Seconded

     i.    That the Officer’s report be received.

     ii.   That Development Application 78/09 for the erection of two signs at
           Murray Downs Homestead – Moulamein Road, Murray Downs (Lot 2, DP
           1067731) be approved subject to the following conditions:

           (1) Development is to be carried out in accordance with the
               provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act
               1979, Building Code of Australia and the stamped approved
               plans/specifications.

           (2) The wording of the two signs is to be restricted to “Murray Downs
               White Dorper Stud”.

           (3) The sign display shall not include any flashing lights, electronically
               changeable messages, animated display, moving parts or
               simulated movements, complex display that holds motorists
               beyond “glance appreciation”, or display resembling traffic signs
               or signals, or giving instruction to traffic by using the words such
               as “halt” or “stop”.

           (4) The method and intensity of illumination of the sign shall not be
               directed or transmitted in such concentration intensity as to cause
               distraction or glare to motorists.



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      These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010
     Ordinary Council Meeting               held
     Council Chambers, Moulamein
     MINUTES
     DATE: 17th February 2010
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     Voted For the Motion

     Cr     O’Neill
     Cr     Hunter
     Cr     Douglas
     Cr     Lockhart
     Cr     Gorey
     Cr     Chalmers


     Voted against the Motion
     Nil
                                                                            CARRIED


12   DA 71/09 – TWO STOREY HOLIDAY UNIT BUILDING                    DDS
     COMPRISING EIGHT UNITS - 2 NOORONG STREET,
     BARHAM (LOT1 BDP 432862)

     Cr O’Neill Moved and Cr Hunter Seconded

     i.        That the Officer’s report be received.

     ii.       That the subject sites building line to Riverside Court be varied from
               6 metres to zero metres setback and the setback to Noorong Street
               be varied from 6 metres to 2.5 metres.

     iii.      That Development Application 71/09 be granted consent subject to
               the following conditions:

     General


     (1)   Development is to be carried out in accordance with the provisions of
     the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Building Code of
     Australia and the stamped approved plans/specifications as maybe amended
     or modified in red and subject to the following conditions.
     (2)   Development to be carried out for the purpose of residential or short
     term holiday accommodation.




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DATE: 17th February 2010
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Prior to works commencing
(3) The site boundaries are to be clearly identified by a NSW registered Land
Surveyor prior to the site setout commencing so as to ensure no
encroachment occurs on the Riverside Court Boundary.


(4)    Prior to commencing any construction works, the following relevant
provisions of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979 are to be
complied with:
      (a)    A Construction Certificate is to be obtained in accordance with
             Section 81A (2)(a) of the Act;
      (b)    A Principal Certifying Authority is to be appointed and Council
             is to be notified of the appointment in accordance with Section
             81A (2)(b) of the Act;
      (c)    Council is to be notified at least two (2) days in advance of the
             intention to commence building works, in accordance with
             Section 81A (2)(c) of the Act.
(5)   A sign must be displayed in a prominent position at the front of the
work site stating the following information:
      (a)    The builders license number.
      (b)    An after hours contact telephone number for the person in
             charge of the building work.
      (c)    Details of the lot number and street address.
      (d)    Details of the Principal Certifying Authority.
      (e)    Unauthorised entry to the work site is prohibited.
Failure to do so is an offence under the provisions of the Environmental
Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
(6)    The applicant is responsible for notifying Council of any existing
damage to the kerb, roadway or footpath area, prior to commencement of
work. Where such notification is not received, then the applicant may be
held liable for the repair of any damage to the kerb, roadway or footpath
which occurs as a result of building activity on this site. The builder shall be
responsible for protecting the kerb, roadway and footpath from damage
during the building period.
(7)    The building is to be connected to Councils reticulated water and
sewer system. A separate application shall be lodged and approval obtained
for the carrying out of water and sewerage work in accordance with Section
68 of the Local Government Act 1993.

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MINUTES
DATE: 17th February 2010
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(8)  Adequate provisions are to be made for the following:
      (a)   Sediment control measures implemented to prevent soil
            erosion, water pollution or the discharge of loose sediment
            from the site and must involve the following:-
            (i)     The diversion of uncontaminated run-off around cleared
                    or disturbed areas;
            (ii)    The erection of a silt fence to prevent debris escaping
                    into drainage systems or waterways;
            (iii)   The prevention of tracking of sediment by vehicles onto
                    roads;
            (iv)    Stockpiling of topsoil, excavated material, construction
                    and landscaping supplies and debris within the site, and
                    the removal or utilisation (where appropriate) of that
                    stockpile after completion of the development.
      (b)   Public safety including the erection of Fences and/or
            hoardings.
      (c)   Site toilet facility.
      (d)   A means of containment and lawful disposal of all generated
            building wastes, Council requires either of the following:
            (i)     The use of a serviced bulk waste bin,
            (ii)    An on site covered trailer
            (iii)   A properly constructed waste compound.
            Note: The burning of waste is prohibited.
Failure to do so is an offence under the provisions of the Environmental
Planning & Assessment Amendment (Quality of Construction) Act 2003.
Note: No Inspections will be undertaken without the above provisions in
place.


During Construction


(9)   Construction work shall be limited to the following hours:
      (a)   7.00am to 6.00pm Mondays to Saturdays.
      (b)   No work to be undertaken on Sundays or public holidays.



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 These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
 of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
 February 2010
Ordinary Council Meeting            held
Council Chambers, Moulamein
MINUTES
DATE: 17th February 2010
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(10) The finished floor level of the dwelling is to be no less then 300 mm
above the crown of the road (Noorong Street). Council may require a
certificate from NSW registered Land Surveyor confirming that the floor has
been placed at this level prior to commencement of the structural
framework.
Note: When determining finished floor heights consideration should be given
to the requirements of AS 3500 regarding the finished heights of the
overflow relief gully (ORG).
(11) Arrangements shall be made with Council to inspect the following
mandatory and critical stage inspections:
      (a)    Under slab sanitary drainage, the pipe work is to be under test
             at the time of inspection;
      (b)    Footing and slab formwork and steel reinforcement prior to
             concrete pour;
      (c)    Structural frame work prior to covering or lining;
      (d)    Water supply plumbing prior to covering. The pipe-work is to
             be under pressure at the time of inspection.
      (e)    Wet area flashings prior to covering;

      (f)    External sanitary drainage and storm-water pipe-work prior to
             backfilling, the pipe work is to be under test at the time of
             inspection. (Note: At this stage Council will require a detailed
             drainage/storm-water works as constructed plan) and;
      (g)    Final, upon completion but prior to the occupation or use of
             the premises
At least forty-eight hours notice is required for inspections. The contact
number for inspections is the Barham Office, 03 5453 3200.
Note: Council may charge additional inspection fees where the work is not
ready or where a re-inspection is required.
(12) Smoke alarms must be provided in accordance with the Building Code
Australia part 3.7.2 and comply with AS 3786.
(13) All roof-water and any concentrated surface waters shall be disposed
of by piping to the Noorong Street Kerb. The kerb end of the discharge pipe
shall be finished with a suitable device and satisfactorily concreted in place
to suit the kerbs profile.




 _________________________________________________________________
 These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
 of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
 February 2010
Ordinary Council Meeting             held
Council Chambers, Moulamein
MINUTES
DATE: 17th February 2010
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(14) Floors of bathrooms, laundry and WC compartments are to be
impervious, properly graded and drained to suitable floor wastes. All 'wet
area' floors and walls shall be flashed with approved material in compliance
with the Building Code of Australia and AS 3740. Particular attention is to
be paid to the flashing of the shower case.
(15) Protection of the building from termite attack is to be provided in
accordance with the Building Code of Australia and AS3660.1 - Protection of
New Buildings from Subterranean termites. A certificate from an
appropriate contractor certifying compliance with this condition shall be
submitted to Council prior to occupation of building. A durable notice must
be permanently fixed to the building in a prominent location, such as a
meter box, or the like, indicating -
      (a)      The method of protection; and
      (b)      The date of installation of the system; and
      (c)      Where a chemical barrier is used, its life expectancy as listed
               on the National Registration Authority label; and
      (d)      The need to maintain and inspect the system on a regular
               basis.
Note: This notice is to be affixed to the building prior to the final
inspection.
Prior to Use
(16) Under the provisions of Section 94 of the Environmental Planning and
Assessment Act 1979 and Section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993,
Council requires the payment of monetary contribution towards the
provision of public services and amenities, which are required as a result of
this development.
Contributions are to be paid to Council prior to the issue of the Occupation
Certificate and will be calculated or recalculated at the rate applicable
under the plans current at the time of payment. Current Charges are:


      a)       Water Headwork’s: $2,310 per ET x 7            $16,170.00
      b)       Sewage Headwork’s: $2,888 per ET x 7           $20,216.00
      c)       Roadwork’s, open space, community
               facilities and storm water: $1008 per ET x 7   $7,056.00


                                                TOTAL         $43,442.00

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 These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
 of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
 February 2010
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MINUTES
DATE: 17th February 2010
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(17) The following compliance certificates, confirming that the work or
design has been completed in accordance with Building Code of Australia
and/or the appropriate Australian Standards, are to be submitted prior to,
or at the final inspection for the following;

         Smoke detector compliance (AS3786);

         Wet area flashing - wet areas (AS3740);

         Roof truss compliance – from the manufacture;

         Basix compliance - confirming all commitments are completed;

         Glazing compliance - wet-area (AS2047, AS1288);

         Glazing compliance - windows/doors (AS2047, AS1288); and

         Termite protection compliance (AS 3660.1).

         Works as executed plumbing, drainage and storm-water detailed
          layout plan.

         Temperature control device installation and delivery compliance.


(18) The occupation of the building will not be permitted until a final
inspection of, and an OCCUPATION certificate has been issued by Council.

Reasons for Conditions
These conditions have been imposed:-
      (a)   To ensure compliance with the terms of the Environmental
      Planning and Assessment Act 1979;
      (b)   Having regard to Council's duties of consideration under
      Section 79C and 80A of the Act;
      (c)   Having regard to environmental quality, the circumstances of
      the case, and the public interest;
      (d)   To ensure compliance with the Building Code of Australia and
      relevant Standards;
      (e)   To ensure an appropriate level of amenities and services
      occurs within the Shire and to occupants of sites.

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 February 2010
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MINUTES
DATE: 17th February 2010
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Advisory Notes
      (a)   The developer is advised that they have a responsibility under
      Work-Cover NSW legislation to provide a safe workplace. This
      includes ensuring unauthorised entry to the building site.
      (b)   A legible copy of the approved plans and conditions of approval
      should be kept on site at all times, and where appropriate, sub-
      contractors should be advised of the contents of such documents.

      (c)  The relevant sub-contractors should be advised of the Basix
      commitments prior to commencement of any works.

      (d) It is the developer’s responsibility to ensure compliance with the
      requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, 1992 (DDA). Note:
      Compliance with the Building Code of Australia does not necessarily
      meet the requirements of the DDA.

   (f) Alterations or upgrading of existing services that may be required is
       to be at the cost of the developer.

Voted For the Motion
Cr O’Neill
Cr Hunter
Cr Douglas
Cr Lockhart
Cr Gorey
Cr Chalmers

Voted against the Motion
Nil
                                                                   CARRIED




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 These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
 of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
 February 2010
     Ordinary Council Meeting            held
     Council Chambers, Moulamein
     MINUTES
     DATE: 17th February 2010
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13   DA 74/09 – SUBDIVISION 2 INTO 4 LOTS                        DDS
     GREENHILLS LANE, PARISH OF MIA MIA
     (LOTS 381 & 382 DP 1105517)

     Cr O’Neill Moved and Cr Douglas Seconded

     i. That the Officer’s report be received.

     ii. That Development Application 74/09 for the subdivision of 2 lots into 4
         at Greenhills Lane, Parish of Mia Mia (Lots 381 & 382 DP 1105517) be
         refused. The reason for refusal being that Council is not satisfied that
         the proposed allotments can be used for agriculture due to their small
         size and poor land capability to support agriculture on allotments of that
         size.

     Voted For the Motion
     Cr O’Neill
     Cr Hunter
     Cr Douglas
     Cr Lockhart
     Cr Gorey
     Cr Chalmers

     Voted against the Motion
     Nil

                                                                          CARRIED

14   COMMUNITY PLANNING                                          CDO

     Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Lockhart Seconded

     i.    That the Officer’s report be received.

     ii.   That the Council note the Goodnight projects arising from the
           community planning process, and further scopes out the detail and
           costings for –
            Roads and roadside vegetation
            Tip issues
            Hall upgrade and maintenance
           to be presented to Council as part of its budget deliberations for
           2010-2011.

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      These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010
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     Council Chambers, Moulamein
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     DATE: 17th February 2010
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     iii.   That the Council note the Koraleigh projects arising from the
            community planning process, and further scopes out the detail and
            costings for –
             Hall upgrade and maintenance
             Recreation reserve
             Town maintenance
            to be presented to Council as part of its budget deliberations for
            2010-2011.
                                                                     CARRIED


15   LGSA TOURISM CONFERENCE – COWRA                           CDO
     10TH – 12TH MARCH 2010

     Cr Gorey Moved and Cr Douglas Seconded

     i.     That the Officer’s report be received and noted.

     ii.    That Council appoint up to three delegates to attend the LGSA
            Tourism Conference being held in Cowra from 10-12 March 2010, with
            all costs associated with the Conference to be met by Council.
                                                                         CARRIED


16   INDIGENOUS PARTNERSHIP                                    GM

     Cr Douglas Moved and Cr O’Neill Seconded

     i.     That the Officer’s report be received and noted.

     ii.    That Council further explores the opportunity for the development of
            a partnership between Council and the local aboriginal community.

                                                                       CARRIED




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      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010
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     DATE: 17th February 2010
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17   NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION –                             GM
     RIVERINA BIOREGION – REGIONAL FOREST
     ASSESSMENT – RIVER RED GUMS AND
     WOODLAND FORESTS – FINAL ASSESSMENT

     Cr Douglas Moved and Cr O’Neill Seconded

     i.     That the Officer’s report be received and noted.

     ii.    That Council rejects the Natural Resources Commission River Red
            Gums Forest Assessment as it, amongst many of its shortcomings, fails
            to acknowledge the benefits of the current sustainable forestry
            management practices and their flow on benefits to our communities.

     iii.   That Council continues to make representations to the NSW
            Government on the impacts of the Natural Resources Commissions
            final assessment report on the river red gum and woodland forests in
            the Riverina bioregion in south-western NSW.

                                                                        CARRIED

18   TEDDY’S LANE, BARHAM - NAMING                              DES

     Cr O’Neill Moved and Cr Hunter Seconded

     i.     That the Officer’s report be received.

     ii.    That Council recommences proceedings to rename what is known as
            “Teddys Lane” and the extended subdivision.

     iii.   That Council endorses the proposed road name of Teddys Road.

     iv.    That Council notifies all relevant government bodies stated in the
            Roads Act 1993 of Council’s recommendation of the proposed road
            name seeking any objections.

     v.     In the event that no objections are received from the relevant
            government bodies, Council advertises the proposed road name
            seeking public comment.
                                                                  CARRIED




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      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010
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     DATE: 17th February 2010
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19   ENGINEERING OPERATIONS                                    DES

     Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Gorey Seconded that the Officer’s report be
     received and noted.
                                                                CARRIED

20   AUSLINK PROJECT                                           DES

     Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Hunter Seconded that the Officer’s report be
     received.
                                                                 CARRIED

21   BARHAM CEMETERY                                           DES

     Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Gorey Seconded

     i.     That the Officer’s report be received.

     ii.    That Council endorses the proposed extension layout plan with future
            upgrading costs to be incorporated into the 2010/11 budget process.

                                                                       CARRIED

22   RURAL ADDRESSING                                          DES

     Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Gorey Seconded

     i.     That the Officer’s report be received and noted.

     ii.    That Council formerly adopt the listing of road names as advertised,
            with amendments to Whelans Lane and Tchelery/Baldon Roads.

     iii.   That Wood Lane remain as Wood Lane and Rawlings Road remain as
            Rawlings Road.

     iv.    That Swan Hill Road commence at the Swan Hill Bridge and continue
            through to intersection with MR 319 just out from Moulamein
            township.

     v.     That Stony Crossing Road (MR 67) commence from intersection with
            Swan Hill Road (MR 386) and continue to intersection with Yanga Way
            (MR 222/MR 694).


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      These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010
     Ordinary Council Meeting            held
     Council Chambers, Moulamein
     MINUTES
     DATE: 17th February 2010
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     vi.     That the listing of names be forwarded to the required agencies and
             organisations for comment/approval.

     vii.    That the listing be forwarded for gazettal in Government Gazette.

     viii.   That agencies, landowners, emergency services be notified of
             subsequent gazettal.

     ix.     That Woodards Lane be renamed Dean Lane.

     x.      That the General Manager endorse any relevant documentation as
             required.
                                                                  CARRIED


     Cr O’Neill Moved and Cr Douglas Seconded that the meeting adjourn at
     2.47pm.

     An Australian citizenship ceremony was held for Ms Vika Nimo followed by
     afternoon tea. Mayor Rod Chalmers acted as the delegate of the Minister
     for Immigration and Citizenship.

     Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Hunter Seconded that the meeting reconvene at
     3.36pm.


23   LAND TRANSFER – ROWE – LOT 1 DP 774433 –                    DES
     JAMIESON AVENUE

     Cr Hunter Moved and Cr O’Neill Seconded

     i.      That the Officer’s report be received and noted.

     ii.     That Mr Rowe be refunded the $1,262.01 rates previously paid for the
             allotment.

     iii.    That Mr Rowe be requested to endorse the transfer documentation as
             originally intended.

     iv.     That the General Manager endorse the forms, to enable finalisation of
             this matter.
                                                                         CARRIED
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      These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010
     Ordinary Council Meeting            held
     Council Chambers, Moulamein
     MINUTES
     DATE: 17th February 2010
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24   RURAL FIRE SERVICE 2010/11 ESTIMATES                       DES

     Cr Hunter Moved and Cr Douglas Seconded

     i.     That the Officer’s report be received.

     ii.    That Council endorse the Rural Fire Service Estimates Bid for
            2010/2011.
                                                                 CARRIED


25   MOULAMEIN SES UNIT DE-REGISTRATION                         DES

     Cr Hunter Moved and Cr Douglas Seconded

     i.     That Council endorse the de-registration of the Moulamein SES unit.

     ii.    That the Moulamein Ambulance Service be given permission to occupy
            the former SES building.
                                                                      CARRIED


26   ROADS TO RECOVERY (3)                                      DES

     Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Lockhart Seconded

     i.     That the Officer’s report be received.

     ii.    That Council’s preliminary program of road works under the Roads to
            Recovery Funding be Speewa road completion, estimated at
            $1,350,000.

     iii.   That a further report be presented to Council to identify other
            projects for the remainder of the program.
                                                                   CARRIED




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      These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010
     Ordinary Council Meeting           held
     Council Chambers, Moulamein
     MINUTES
     DATE: 17th February 2010
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MAYORAL MINUTE

27   TOOLEYBUC BOWLING CLUB –                                  CDO
     FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM COUNCIL

     Cr Hunter Moved and Cr O’Neill Seconded

     i.    That the Officer’s report be received.

     ii.   That Council offer the Tooleybuc Bowling Club a low cost loan up to
           $30,000 (3% interest repayable over five years) to support their
           application to the NSW Sport and Recreation Facility Grant Program
           for retractable shading over their bowling greens.
                                                                      CARRIED


INFORMATION REPORTS

28   INFORMATION REPORTS

     Cr Hunter Moved and Cr Gorey Seconded that the following information
     reports be received.

     1)  Minutes of the Barham LHSAC Meeting 19th November 2009
     2)  Minutes of the Community Safety Precinct Meeting held 8th October
         2009
     3) Revised Super Contribution Requirements for 2009/10 – Retirement
         Scheme and Defined Benefit Scheme
     4) Statecover Mutual Ltd Chairmans Report presented to November 09
         AGM
     5) Moulamein LHSAC Minutes
     6) Minutes of the Joint Regions 2 & 3 of the MDA Meeting held 4th
         December 2009
     7) Kerang Portsea Camp Committee – Letter of Thanks
     8) Sunraysia Counselling Service – Letter of Thanks
     9) Political Donation Disclosures and Affordable Rental Housing
         Development
     10) Murray Shire Council – Request for assistance with Legal Costs

                                                                       CARRIED




      _________________________________________________________________
      These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010
     Ordinary Council Meeting           held
     Council Chambers, Moulamein
     MINUTES
     DATE: 17th February 2010
     ______________________________________________________________

29   COUNCILLOR PORTFOLIO REPORTS

     Councillors reported and/or provided information on the following:

     Cr O’Neill
     Moulamein/Wakool Shire Aboriginal Partnership Cultural Plan Meeting
     Wakool Shire Council Christmas Party – Moulamein Races
     River Red Gum – Natural Resources Commission (NRC) Public Forum, Barham
     River Red Gum Meeting with John Williams - Commissioner NRC, Deniliquin
     Barham Recreation Reserve Committee Meetings
     Australia Day Celebrations, Barham
     Back Roads Trail Committee Meeting – Tourist Backroads Trails Strategy –
     Murray Shire
     John Harper - Mate Helping Mate Evening, Barham
     Barham-Koondrook Men’s Shed Christmas Break Up
     River Red Gum Meeting – Timber Industry – John Williams MP, Barham

     Cr Douglas
     Mallan School Presentation Night
     Moulamein School Presentation Night
     Moulamein/Wakool Shire Aboriginal Partnership Cultural Plan Meeting
     John Harper - Mate Helping Mate Evening, Barham
     Australia Day Celebrations, Moulamein
     Moulamein Recreation Reserve Committee Meeting
     Wakool Shire Council Christmas Party – Moulamein Races

     Cr Lockhart
     Tooleybuc School Presentation Night
     How to Use Art in Agriculture, Bibliox, Swan Hill Art Gallery
     Local Health Service Advisory Committee (LHSAC) Meeting, Tooleybuc
     Australia Day Celebrations - Tooleybuc and Koraleigh

     Cr Gorey
     Barham High School Presentation Night
     Barham Public School Presentation Night
     Wakool Shire Council Christmas Party – Moulamein Races
     Back Roads Trail Committee Meeting – Tourist Backroads Trails Strategy –
     Murray Shire
     Barham-Koondrook Men’s Shed Christmas Break Up
     John Harper - Mate Helping Mate Evening, Barham
     Australia Day Celebrations, Wakool



      _________________________________________________________________
      These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010
     Ordinary Council Meeting            held
     Council Chambers, Moulamein
     MINUTES
     DATE: 17th February 2010
     ______________________________________________________________
     Cr Chalmers
     RAMROC Meeting
     Wakool Shire Council Christmas Party – Moulamein Races
     Wakool Primary School Presentation Night
     River Red Gum Meeting with John Williams - Commissioner, NRC, Deniliquin
     Local Environment Plan (LEP) Meeting, Barham – Riverlife Property Group
     Wakool Shire Council Outdoor Staff Christmas Break Ups – Barham and
     Moulamein
     John Harper - Mate Helping Mate Evening, Barham
     Australia Day Celebrations, Moulamein
     Meeting with MDBA Commissioner Barry Hart - Murray Darling Sustainable
     Diversion Limits
     Meeting with the Hon. Ian McDonald, Deniliquin – Impacts of Red Gum
     Forests
     River Red Gum Meeting – Timber Industry – John Williams MP, Barham


CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS

30   CLOSED COUNCIL

     In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and the Local
     Government (General) Regulation (2005), in the opinion of the General
     Manager, the following business is of a kind as referred to in Section 10A (2)
     of the Act, and should be dealt with in a part of the meeting closed to the
     media and public.

     The Mayor advised the agenda items and rationale for considering matters in
     confidence being:

           a) Wakool Sewerage Works Purchase of Property –treated as a
              confidential item in accordance with Section 10 (2) (c) of the
              Local Government Act 1993, which permits the meeting to be
              closed to the public for business relating to information that
              would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person
              with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct)
              business.

     Pursuant to Section 10A (4), the public were invited to make
     representations to the Council meeting before any part of the meeting is
     closed, as to whether that part of the meeting should be closed.

     There was no verbal or written representation from the public regarding the
     closure of the meeting.
      _________________________________________________________________
      These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010
     Ordinary Council Meeting           held
     Council Chambers, Moulamein
     MINUTES
     DATE: 17th February 2010
     ______________________________________________________________

     Cr Douglas Moved and Cr Lockhart Seconded

     i.     That Council move into closed Council to consider matters identified
            as confidential.

     ii.    That pursuant to Section 10A (1)-(3) of the Local Government Act
            1993, the media and public be excluded from the meeting on the
            basis that the business to be considered is classified confidential
            under the provisions of Section 10A (2) as outlined.

     iii.   That the correspondence and reports relevant to the subject business
            be withheld from access to the media and public as required by
            Section 11 (2) of the Local Government Act 1993.
                                                                       CARRIED
     The meeting room was closed to the public and press at 4.57pm

31   WAKOOL SEWERAGE WORKS PURCHASE OF PROPERTY                DES

     Cr Hunter Moved and Cr Douglas Seconded that Council continue to
     negotiate the purchase of land for the Wakool Sewerage Treatment Plant as
     per the valuation attached.
                                                                     CARRIED

32   COUNCIL – OPEN COUNCIL

     Cr Hunter Moved and Cr Lockhart Seconded that Council move out of
     closed Council and into open Council.
                                                              CARRIED

     Open Council resumed at 5.08pm

     Resolutions of Council while the meeting was closed to the public were read
     to the meeting by the Deputy Mayor.

     There being no further business the meeting closed at 5.10pm

     THESE MINUTES ARE SIGNED AS A TRUE AND ACCURATE RECORD OF THE
     PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE
     OF WAKOOL HELD ON 17TH FEBRUARY 2010.

     _________________
     CHAIRPERSON

      _________________________________________________________________
      These minutes are signed as a true and accurate record of the proceedings
      of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Wakool held on 17th
      February 2010

								
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