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					                    CITY OF ARMADALE

              ORDINARY MEETING
                 OF COUNCIL
                      29 JANUARY 2008

                        CONTENTS

1   AGENDA




2   MINUTES


    2.1       ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
              HELD ON 17 DECEMBER 2007




3   REPORTS




    3.1       CITY STRATEGY COMMITTEE
              HELD ON 21 JANUARY 2008


    3.2       TECHNICAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
              HELD ON 21 JANUARY 2008


    3.3       DEVELOPMENT SERVICES COMMITTEE
              HELD ON 22 JANUARY 2008


    3.4       COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE
              HELD ON 22 JANUARY 2008


    3.5       CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT
                  NOTICE OF MEETING
                     AND AGENDA

CR    ______________________________________

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the next ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL will be
held in the Council Chambers, Orchard Avenue, Armadale at 7.00pm

                  TUESDAY, 29 JANUARY 2008




R S TAME
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

24 January 2008



1           DECLARATION OF OPENING / ANNOUNCEMENT OF VISITORS




2           RECORD OF ATTENDANCE / APOLOGIES / LEAVE OF ABSENCE


            Leave of Absence previously granted to Cr Best.



3           ADVICE OF RESPONSE TO PREVIOUS PUBLIC QUESTIONS
            TAKEN ON NOTICE

            The following questions were taken on notice at Council’s Meeting on 17
            December 2007 and responses (summarized below) forwarded in a letter by
            the Chief Executive Officer dated 24 January 2008.
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         Ms Fran Jones – 9 Gladstone Road, Armadale

         Q-1    Do Councillors feel confident that they have received sufficient and
                accurate information regarding the intentions of Junkbusters’
                involvement in the Resource Recovery Centre to enable Council to
                undertake an informed and democratic decision in approving the
                future operations of Junkbusters Drop n Shop.

                I request that my next question not be taken on notice:

         Q-2    Will Mr Andrew Bruce now describe in detail to me and
                Councillors present what methods he has used to ensure
                Junkbusters’ participation in projects and decision-making since
                February 2007 and implement the recommendations of the
                facilitating meeting arranged by the Mr Ray Tame, Chief
                Executive Officer and also to bring to fruition the original intent of
                the Council decision in 2004 that a partnership with Junkbusters
                be formed.

         Response

         Question 1

         From inception of the proposal for Council to develop a Resource Recovery
         Centre based at Hopkinson Road until the decision taken at the Council
         meeting of 17th December 2007, Council has considered and acted on a
         number of reports relating to funding and management of the Centre. It is
         always open to Council to seek more information but the decision taken at the
         Council Meeting of 17th December 2007, was a unanimous decision indicating
         strong consensus.

         Question 2

         The Chief Executive Officer advises that whilst he considered the form of the
         question inappropriate, it was important to record that Council and its staff had
         hoped for a lasting cooperative and collaborative relationship with Junkbusters
         Inc. within the constraints and responsibilities falling to Council as a Local
         Government Authority.

         The Drop n Shop still relies on the assistance of volunteers from the
         community but it is acknowledged that Junkbusters Inc. may now turn their
         attention to other activities in accord with their Charter.



4        PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

         Minimum time to be provided – 15 minutes (unless not required).
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         A procedure has been adopted by Council to ensure the orderly conduct of
         Public Question time and a copy of this procedure is attached to the Council
         Agendas made available in the public gallery.

         The public’s cooperation in this regard will be appreciated.


5        APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE




6        PETITIONS




7        CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

         7.1    PREVIOUS ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
                HELD ON 17 DECEMBER 2007.



8        ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE PERSON PRESIDING WITHOUT
         DISCUSSION




9        QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF WHICH DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN
         GIVEN – WITHOUT DISCUSSION

         Nil



10       REPORTS


         10.1   CITY STRATEGY COMMITTEE
                Report of the City Strategy Committee held on 21 January 2008.

                BUSINESS ARISING FROM REPORT
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         10.2   TECHNICAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
                Report of the Technical Services Committee held 21 January 2008.

                BUSINESS ARISING FROM REPORT



         10.3   DEVELOPMENT SERVICES COMMITTEE
                Report of the Development Services Committee held on 22 January
                2008.

                BUSINESS ARISING FROM REPORT



         10.4   COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE
                Report of the Community Services Committee held on 22 January
                2008.

                BUSINESS ARISING FROM REPORT



         10.5   CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT
                Report of the Chief Executive Officer as at 24 January 2008.

                BUSINESS ARISING FROM REPORT




11       MOTIONS OF WHICH PREVIOUS NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN

         The following motion has been proposed by Cr Hart in accordance with
         Clause 3.8 pf the Standing Orders Local Law:

         The City of Armadale wishes to formally thank and congratulate the
         Junkbusters Incorporated Organisation for their commitment and
         dedication with reuse and recycling in the Council’s Drop in Shop over
         the past years, and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

         The Chief Executive Officer advises that he recently met with Junkbusters Inc.
         and formally received their advice of their decision, without dissent, to
         withdraw from the Drop n Shop venture.
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         Junkbusters intend to continue with other activities in the community, and will
         not discourage their members from volunteering at the waste facility.

         As Junkbusters is the registered name of their group, it would not be
         appropriate for it to continue to be used by the Drop n Shop recycling centre,
         and they have requested return of some assets belonging to the group. The
         President, Muriel White, has assured me that the decision is amicable and the
         group wish to retain a good relationship with the City.

         I have assured Junkbusters that they will be supported throughout the “exit”
         process and wished them success in any future endeavours.

         Cr Hart’s motion captures that sentiment.


12       URGENT BUSINESS APPROVED BY THE PERSON PRESIDING OR
         BY DECISION




13       MATTERS FOR REFERRAL TO STANDING COMMITTEES –
         WITHOUT DISCUSSION




14       MATTERS REQUIRING CONFIDENTIAL CONSIDERATION




15       CLOSURE

				
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