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					MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF COOLAMON
HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, COOLAMON ON 22ND APRIL, 2004.


Meeting commenced at 1.30pm.

BUSINESS:

1.        Apologies

2.        a.        Confirmation of Minutes
          b.        Matters arising out of Minutes. (Not elsewhere reported)

3.        Correspondence
          a.     Agenda A (Information Only)
          b.     Agenda B

4.        General Manager‟s Report
          4.1   General Manager‟s Report
          4.2   Executive Manager, Corporate & Community Services‟ Report
          4.3   Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services‟ Report
          4.4   Manager, Environmental & Health Services‟ Report

5.        Reports:             Delegates/Mayor/Councillors

6.        Questions Without Notice.

7.        Recommendations of a Committee of a Whole Meeting held 22nd April, 2004.

8.        Minutes of the Special Meeting held 6th April, 2004.

9.        Recommendations of the Meeting held concerning Urban Fire Fighting Issues as
          well as letter from Goldenfields that can be attached to the Minutes.

10.       Recommendations of the Coolamon Shire Occupational Health & Safety
          Committee Meeting held 26th February, 2004.

11.       Recommendations of the Staff Committee Meeting held 22nd April, 2004.



PRESENT:                             Clrs. Menzies (Chairman), O‟Brien, Logan, Seymour, Brill,
                                     Glass, Hutcheon, Symons and Todd.

STAFF:                               General Manager; Executive Manager, Engineering &
                                     Environmental Services; Executive Manager, Corporate &
                                     Community Services; Manager, Environmental & Health
                                     Services; and Finance Manager.



This is Page No. 1 of the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Coolamon held in
the Council Chambers, Coolamon on the 22nd April, 2004.


.................................................……. MAYOR ……..................................................GENERAL MANAGER.
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF COOLAMON
HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, COOLAMON ON 22ND APRIL, 2004.



1.        APOLOGIES

          There were no apologies.


2a.       CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

          RESOLVED that the Minutes of the previous Meeting as circulated be
          confirmed and adopted. 83/4/2004

2b.       MATTERS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES

          Nil.


3.        CORRESPONDENCE

          AGENDA A (FOR INFORMATION ONLY)

          1a)       INFORMATION PAPERS

         The following papers have been distributed with Council‟s supplementary material
          as being matters of information interest to Councillors. If Councillors desire any
          further information on the matters distributed then that can be raised with the
          General Manager.

          1)        NSW Shires Association Weekly Circulars 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.

          2)        Neighbour Aid Co-Ordinator‟s Monthly Report for the month of March,
                    2004.

          3)        A copy of the REROC Update for March, 2004.


          2a)       GREATER MURRAY AREA HEALTH SERVICE (H.03-01)

          Enclosing a copy of their February, 2004 Newsletter.

          General Manager‟s Note

►         A copy of the Newsletter has been tabled for the information of Councillors.




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the Council Chambers, Coolamon on the 22nd April, 2004.


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          3a)       SHIRES ASSOCIATION OF NSW (I.03-01)

          Advising that the subsidised loans for young farmers was partially addressed at the
          2003 Annual Conference. The Association has written to the Federal Government
          of this issue, however, the reply from the Federal Government did not specifically
          address the resolution. The Association is waiting the Government‟s response to
          the Regional Business Development Analysis Report.


          4a)       HEALTH & BUILDING SURVEYOR’S ASSOCIATION

         Attached is an extract from the Newsletter distributed to members of the Health &
          Building Surveyor‟s Association. The extract indicates a comment made by the
          Assistant Minister for Planning, the Hon. Diane Beamer concerning one of her
          favourite towns, ie. Coolamon. The fact that she had the location confused is
          irrelevant and a more important fact is she did know the name of the town.

          General Manager‟s Note

          I am also aware that the Minister mentioned Coolamon and Coolamon Shire in very
          favourable terms at the Conference noted in the extract. Council‟s Planning
          Consultant, Jim Colman was in attendance and was able to reinforce the view that
          the Minister does have a good view of Coolamon from her recent visit.

          RESOLVED that the Correspondence as listed in Agenda A be received and
          adopted. 84/4/2004


          AGENDA B

          1b)       GOLDENFIELDS WATER COUNTY COUNCIL (W.01-02)

          Forwarding a copy of a letter they have written to the Department of Local
          Government concerning a proposed private water scheme.

          General Manager‟s Note

         A copy of the letter has been attached to Councillor‟s information papers.

          RESOLVED that the letter be received and the information noted.                                     85/4/2004




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the Council Chambers, Coolamon on the 22nd April, 2004.


.................................................……. MAYOR ……..................................................GENERAL MANAGER.
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          2b)       LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SHIRES ASSOCIATIONS OF NSW
                    (L.07-01)

          Forwarding a coy of the Association‟s response to the Federal Government Report
          entitled “Rates and Taxes: A Fair Share for Responsible Local Government”.

          RESOLVED that the letter be received.                       86/4/2004




          3b)       LOUISE AND GERALD STEDING (P.11-01)

          Forwarding thoughts conceived by them during the recent Small Towns Conference
          held at Coolamon. The letter was written on the spur of the moment at the end of
          the Conference, however, it does have some good thoughts concerning the
          promotion of the Coolamon township.

          General Manager‟s Note

         A copy of the letter has been attached to Councillor‟s information papers.

          RESOLVED that the letter be received.                       87/4/2004




This is Page No. 4 of the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Coolamon held in
the Council Chambers, Coolamon on the 22nd April, 2004.


.................................................……. MAYOR ……..................................................GENERAL MANAGER.
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF COOLAMON
HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, COOLAMON ON 22ND APRIL, 2004.



4.        GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

4.1       GENERAL MANAGER REPORTS

          GM1)           ELECTION OF COMMITTEES AND DELEGATES

          1)         APPOINTMENT OF DELEGATES

                     The following delegates are appointed usually for the term of Council
                     unless Council proposes changes. The Organisations are external to
                     Council‟s Administration.

                    a)         Riverina Regional Tourism
                               Current Delegates:                         Mrs Melissa Rayner

                    b)         Riverina Community Library Service
                               Current Delegates:          Councillor G Glass
                                                           General Manager, T Kiss

                    c)         Traffic Facilities Committee
                               Current Delegate:            Executive Manager, Engineering &
                                                            Environmental Services, T Morris

                    d)         Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)
                               Current Delegates:           Mayor, Clr. R Menzies
                                                            General Manager, T Kiss

                    RESOLVED that the following delegates be appointed:                                 88/4/2004


                    a)         Riverina Regional Tourism
                               Current Delegates:        Mrs Liz Lawton

                    b)         Riverina Regional Library Service
                               Current Delegates:         Councillor G Glass
                                                          General Manager, T Kiss

                    c)         Traffic Facilities Committee
                               Current Delegate:            Executive Manager, Engineering &
                                                            Environmental Services, T Morris

                    d)         Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)
                               Current Delegates:         Mayor, Clr. R Menzies
                                                          General Manager, T Kiss




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          2)        SECTION 355 COMMITTEES

                    Council is required to reappoint its Committees that have been structured
                    under Section 355 of the Local Government Act 1993. That particular
                    Section allows Council to delegate authority to individuals or Committees
                    to carry out functions on behalf of Council or to take the care, control and
                    management of various facilities. A number of these Committees are made
                    up purely of citizen representation whilst others do have Council delegates.
                    In a number of instances there may be a Councillor Representative on the
                    Committee but that has been purely a personal choice rather than Council
                    actually nominating them as a delegate or Council actually needing
                    representation on that particular Committee. Council Staff do not need to
                    be nominated as delegates to the Committees and they can attend the
                    various meetings as and when required depending on the agenda for each
                    particular meeting.

                         Ardlethan Memorial Hall Committee

                          Finlay Martin, Barry Brill, Janet Brill, Aileen Bound, Anne Todd.

                          Purpose:

                          To provide management control of the Ardlethan Memorial Hall.
                          Generally the Committee accepts responsibility for any expenditure at
                          the Hall, although Council does provide some assistance in that respect.
                          The Hall is listed on Council's assets and insured under Council's
                          property portfolio.

                         Rannock Community Centre - Reserve No. 89397

                          B Rollins, B Chant, M Rollins, B Dennis, R Moncrieff, B Holden, F
                          Grinter.

                          Purpose:

                          Provide management control over the Rannock Community Centre.
                          Council has no financial commitment to this centre and although the
                          buildings would be listed in Council's Assets Register and covered
                          under Council's property portfolio.

                         Marrar Recreation Reserve

                          Peter Willis, Maria Turner and Collette Wallace.




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                          Purpose:

                          This relates to the management of the tennis courts in Marrar. It is
                          Crown land and the facilities and buildings would be included in
                          Council's property portfolio.

                         Ganmain Hall Committee

                          John Glassford, Gemma Purcell, Jenny Bedding, Peter Warran, Phillip
                          Bingham, Stewart Winrow, Will Kember, Belle Winrow, Liz Lawton,
                          Anne Brill, Janice Corbett, Val Brill, Steve Potter.

                          Purpose:

                          To provide management control over the Ganmain Hall. Council has
                          recently given consideration to this matter and resolved that it would be
                          referred back to the Committee to determine whether they had a usage
                          for the Hall. The new Committee appears to be heading in a positive
                          direction to determine a community value for the Hall.

                          Minor maintenance is generally carried out by the Hall Committee and
                          anything requiring major expenditure is referred to Council. The Hall is
                          listed under Council's Asset Portfolio and insured within Council's
                          property portfolio.

                         Ganmain Haystack Committee

                          Will Kember, Stewart Winrow, Val Brill, Ray Cox, Barry Brill, Heather
                          Kember, Clare Stevens.

                          Purpose:

                          The Committee exercises operating control over the Ganmain Haystack
                          exhibition. Council has a financial commitment of a maintenance nature
                          to this project and the property is insured under Council's property
                          portfolio. The exhibition may need some refreshing and an injection of
                          funds.

                         Ardlethan Showground Management Committee

                          L Ryan, Barry Carroll, Bill Clark, Pauline Beard, John McDougall, Judy
                          Morris.




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                          Purpose:

                          This is a Crown Land Reserve with Council as Crown Land Trustees.
                          The Management Committee have general control over the Reserve.
                          Buildings on the Reserve would be listed under Council's property
                          portfolio and Council has no other financial commitments.

                         Coolamon Showground Management Committee

                          Valda Rudd, Jim Lewis, A Rudd, D Williams, B Wescombe.

                          Purpose:

                          This is a Crown Land Reserve with Council as Crown Land Trustees.
                          The Management Committee have general control over the Reserve.
                          Buildings on the Reserve would be listed under Council's property
                          portfolio and Council has no other financial commitments.

                         Beckom Hall Committee

                          Marie Golden, Jean Fisher, Graham Maslin, Jim Gardiner, Max Baker,
                          Henry Aitken, Malcolm Rees, Kathy Maslin, Margaret Bradley, Paul
                          Griffin, Leo Griffin, Jim Bundy.

                          Purpose:

                          The Committee exercises general management control over the Beckom
                          Hall. The building is listed in Council's property portfolio and the
                          Committee would generally control all expenditure. Major items may
                          be referred to Council for some assistance.

                         Coolamon Heritage & Advancement Society

                          Mr Mel Mayer, Mrs Jan Lucas, Mrs Margaret Furner, Mr Colin
                          Patterson, Mrs Jeanette Campbell, Mrs Faye Irvine, Mrs Cheryl O‟Brien,
                          Mr John Dolphin, Mr Kevin Malloy, Elizabeth Malloy, Dissa Zanoni,
                          Marcia Hardinge, Shirley Frost, Ingrid Evans, Nicholas Evans, Cheryl
                          Pearse, Wayne Pearse.

                          Purpose:

                          The Society carries out general promotional activities within the
                          Coolamon township. In addition, it leases the Coolamon Railway
                          Station, carries out general improvements on that building as well as the
                          gardens and landscaping to the surrounds. Council has no financial

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                          commitment to the Railway Station in terms of building maintenance,
                          however, the building is leased from the Railway Station by Council and
                          would be listed on Council's property portfolio.

                         Ganmain Progress Association

                          C Stevens, J Corbett, R Cox, B Brill, V Brill, J Cox, L Warran, V
                          McPherson, A Evans, E Lawton, J Lawless, M Collette, B Milne, D
                          Voigt, L Curry, D Evans, J Bedding.

                          Purpose:

                          The Association carries out general promotional activities within the
                          Ganmain township.

                         Ardlethan Community Progress

                          G Beard, D McDermott, B Brill, J Brill, A Todd, K Shannon, R
                          Gilchrist, D Gilchrist, R Brill, B Brill, D Horan, G Litchfield, L
                          Litchfield, Aileen Bound, Allan Bound.

                          Purpose:

                          The Association carries out general promotional activities within the
                          Ardlethan township. .

                         Marrar Progress Association

                          C Hamilton, A Hart, M Shea, B Carmichael, S Hepper, B Shea, S
                          Tipping, P Moss, M Manning, W Hodge, V McKelvie, R Billing, J
                          Pattison, R Curtis, T Pattison Jnr, B McCormack, T Langtry, N
                          Armstrong, S Armstrong.

                          Purpose:

                          The Association carries out general promotional activities within the
                          Marrar township.

                         Ardlethan Friends of the Cemetery

                          Sue Diggelmann, Pauline Beard, Lyn Coromandel, Sandra Werner,
                          Neville Caldow, Janice Neyenhuis, Irene Murat, Tasma Crosswell,
                          Karen Quade.




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                          The Committee is vested with the care, control and management of the
                          Ardlethan Cemetery.

                         Marrar Memorial Hall

                          Mark Langtry, David Fox, Joanne Langtry, Tom Pattison (Jnr), John
                          Seymour, Greg Turner, John Pattison, Bryan Murphy, Geoff Glass,
                          Cathie Fox, Lynda Lalic, Milton Hodge, Eric McKelvie, Harold Pearce,
                          Rex Furner, Joyce Turner, Gail Hamilton, Annette Mohr, Judy Pattison,
                          Cliff Hamilton, Stan Hepper, Boris Lalic, Brian McKelvie.

                          To provide management control of the Marrar Memorial Hall. The Hall
                          is listed on Council's assets and insured under Council's property
                          portfolio.

                         Coolamon Shire Cultural Heritage & Economic Development
                          Taskforce

                          Peter Dale, Louise Steding, Lucinda Halbert, Madeleine Scully, Katie
                          Ritchie, Flo Grant, Liz Lawton, Jim Slater, Dianne McDermott, Ron
                          Gilchrist, Errol Thomson, Julie Thomson, Eileen Baker, Dave McCann,
                          Cheryl O‟Brien, Ingrid Evans, Toni Sampson, Maureen Wall, Guy
                          Purcell, Bernadette Milne, Helen Graetz, John Seymour, Dyonne White,
                          Chris Neumann, Brian Jones, Jason Mitchell.

                          To develop whole of shire cultural and economic development
                          initiatives and activities, ensuring that all communities are informed and
                          involved and that a co-operative approach is pursued.

                         Allawah Lodge Aged Persons Management Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          Bill Thompson, Clare Stevens, Knud Hansen, Alan Patterson, Colin
                          Patterson, Gwen Brill, Mick Curtis, Marie Booth, Jan Cox, Cliff
                          Hamilton, Faye Jones, Barry Holden, Merle Maloney, Betty Menzies,
                          Graham Dennis, Neil Munro, Noelene Black, Mary Robertson, Val
                          Brill.

                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. R Menzies, Clr. B Logan, Clr. B Hutcheon and Clr. J Seymour.




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                          Purpose:

                          This Committee has changed focus as the management of the Hostel has
                          matured. General day to day management is carried out by Council
                          Staff with matters referred to the Management Committee on a biannual
                          basis. The Committee has recently been further activated given the
                          fundraising activities that have been undertaken to assist the
                          construction of the Dementia Units.

                         Coolamon Up-to-Date Store Options Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          Mrs F Irvine, Mrs M Furner, Mr G Miles, Mrs R Higgins, Mrs J
                          Campbell, Mr J Brennan, Mr T Hutton, Shirley Frost, Marcia Hardinge.

                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. B Hutcheon, Clr. R Menzies.

                          Purpose:

                          The purpose of the Up-to-Date Store Committee has also changed since
                          its original inception. Currently the Committee is carrying out the
                          renovation and management of the Store. All work is being done under
                          grant funds, although Council Staff do spend a considerable amount of
                          time in assisting and working with the Committee. At this point in time
                          Council does not have any future financial commitment, although
                          depending on the direction that Council wishes to take with the Store,
                          this may well change. The building is listed in Council's Asset portfolio
                          and insured under Council's property insurance.

                         Rural Transaction Centre Advisory Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          W Thompson, G Elliot, J Harding, M Booth, A Evans

                          Council Delegate:

                          Clr. B Logan, Clr. W Kember.




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                          Purpose:

                          To provide community input and monitor the operations of the Rural
                          Transaction Centre.

                         Ardlethan Aged Persons Advisory Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          Sister Karen Quade, Vera Davies, Anne Trevaskis,

                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. Anne Todd.

                          Purpose:

                          To provide advice to Council on applications for vacancies at each of
                          these facilities.

                         Ganmain Senior Citizens Selection Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          Mrs M Warran, Mrs H Kember, Mrs F Jones,

                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. B Logan.

                          Purpose:

                          To review applications for vacancies at each of these facilities.

                         Kindra Lodge and Centenary Lodge Selection Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          Mrs Heather Moncrieff, Mrs May Moore, Mrs Mavis Furner, Mrs Clare
                          Munro.

                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. B Hutcheon.



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                          Purpose:

                          To review applications for vacancies at each of these facilities.

                         Community Services Committee (HACC)

                          Community Delegates:

                          Mr C Stevens, Mrs H Moncrieff, Mrs G Armstrong, Mrs N Smith, Mrs
                          A Trevaskis,

                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. Anne Todd.

                          Purpose:

                          To provide policy review over the delivery of HACC Services.
                          Management control is exercised by Council Staff and there are no
                          assets that are insured.

                         Local Heritage Fund Committee

                          Community Delegates

                          Pauline Beard, Rose Higgins, Cliff Hamilton, Bernadette Milne.

                          Council Delegates

                          Clr. J O‟Brien, Clr. W Kember, Clr. J Seymour.

                          Purpose

                          This Committee is endorsed by Council to make recommendations for
                          the disbursement of the Local Heritage Fund and those
                          recommendations shall be submitted to Council for approval.

                         Saleyards Redevelopment Committee

                          Community Delegates

                          Rhonda Robinson, Joanne Wilson, Neil Pleming, Harvey Higgins,
                          Brendan Gibbons, Gary Kew, Albert Suidgeest, Jim Lewis, Brett Allen,
                          George Hutcheon, Arnie Campbell, Kevin Maddox.



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                          Council Delegates

                          Clr. R Menzies, Clr. Bruce Hutcheon.

                          Purpose

                          This Committee is endorsed by Council to investigate the reconstruction
                          and upgrading of the old Saleyards area in conjunction with Kindra Park
                          redevelopment.

                         Coolamon on Display Day Committee

                          Community Delegates

                          Bill Thompson, Liz Lawton, Cheryl O‟Brien.

                          Council Delegates

                          Clr. B Hutcheon, Terrey Kiss.

                          Purpose

                          This Committee is endorsed by Council to promote Coolamon as a
                          township with all modern amenities and an attractive rural Community
                          to reside in.

                          Ganmain Retirement Units Fund Committee

                          Community Delegates

                          Bernadette Milne, Myfanwy Collette, Demelza Evans, Louise Curry,
                          Alison Murray, Shirley Underwood, Maureen Wall, Helen Quinn, Brian
                          Hare, Sandra Dow.

                          Council Delegates

                          To be determined.

                          Purpose

                          This Committee is endorsed by Council to co-ordinate the construction
                          of Retirement Units in Ganmain




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                         Voluntary Workers

                          That the following persons be authorised to operate Council equipment
                          on behalf of the following Communities:-

                          Beckom:
                          Mrs M Golden, J Bundy, J Fisher, T Golden, P Horan, P Griffin, L
                          Griffin, G Maslin.

                          Marrar:
                          Bill Shea, Ron Curtis, John Mohr, Stan Hepper, John Pattison, Noel
                          Armstrong, Alex O'Brien, Cliff Hamilton, Claude Bevan

                          Matong:
                          J Doherty, Betty Fraser, K Bryon.

                    Recommendation

                    For Council information.

                    RESOLVED that under Section 355 of the Local Government Act 1993
                    the Committees listed hereunder are vested by Council with the care,
                    control and management of the various facilities for which they have
                    been entrusted: 89/4/2004

                         Ardlethan Memorial Hall Committee

                          Finlay Martin, Barry Brill, Janet Brill, Aileen Bound, Anne Todd.


                         Rannock Community Centre - Reserve No. 89397

                          B Rollins, B Chant, M Rollins, B Dennis, R Moncrieff, B Holden, F
                          Grinter.


                         Marrar Recreation Reserve
                          Peter Willis, Maria Turner and Collette Wallace.


                         Ganmain Hall Committee

                          John Glassford, Gemma Purcell, Jenny Bedding, Peter Warran,
                          Phillip Bingham, Stewart Winrow, Will Kember, Belle Winrow, Liz
                          Lawton, Anne Brill, Janice Corbett, Val Brill, Steve Potter.

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                         Ganmain Haystack Committee

                          Will Kember, Stewart Winrow, Val Brill, Ray Cox, Barry Brill,
                          Heather Kember, Clare Stevens.


                         Ardlethan Showground Management Committee

                          L Ryan, Barry Carroll, Bill Clark, Pauline Beard, John McDougall,
                          Judy Morris.


                         Coolamon Showground Management Committee

                          Valda Rudd, Jim Lewis, A Rudd, D Williams, B Wescombe.


                         Beckom Hall Committee

                          Marie Golden, Jean Fisher, Graham Maslin, Jim Gardiner, Max
                          Baker, Henry Aitken, Malcolm Rees, Kathy Maslin, Margaret
                          Bradley, Paul Griffin, Leo Griffin, Jim Bundy.


                         Coolamon Heritage & Advancement Society

                          Mel Mayer, Jan Lucas, Margaret Furner, Colin Patterson, Jeanette
                          Campbell, Faye Irvine, Cheryl O’Brien, John Dolphin, Kevin
                          Malloy, Elizabeth Malloy, Dissa Zanoni, Marcia Hardinge, Shirley
                          Frost, Ingrid Evans, Nicholas Evans, Cheryl Pearse, Wayne Pearse.


                         Ganmain Progress Association

                          C Stevens, J Corbett, R Cox, B Brill, V Brill, J Cox, L Warran, V
                          McPherson, A Evans, E Lawton, J Lawless, M Collette, B Milne, D
                          Voigt, L Curry, D Evans, J Bedding.


                         Ardlethan Community Progress

                          G Beard, D McDermott, B Brill, J Brill, A Todd, K Shannon, R
                          Gilchrist, D Gilchrist, R Brill, B Brill, D Horan, G Litchfield, L
                          Litchfield, Aileen Bound, Allan Bound.


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                         Marrar Progress Association

                          C Hamilton, A Hart, M Shea, B Carmichael, S Hepper, B Shea, S
                          Tipping, P Moss, M Manning, W Hodge, V McKelvie, R Billing, J
                          Pattison, R Curtis, T Pattison Jnr, B McCormack, T Langtry, N
                          Armstrong, S Armstrong.


                         Ardlethan Friends of the Cemetery

                          Sue Diggelmann, Pauline Beard, Lyn Coromandel, Sandra Werner,
                          Neville Caldow, Janice Neyenhuis, Irene Murat, Tasma Crosswell,
                          Karen Quade.


                         Marrar Memorial Hall

                          Mark Langtry, David Fox, Joanne Langtry, Tom Pattison (Jnr),
                          John Seymour, Greg Turner, John Pattison, Bryan Murphy, Geoff
                          Glass, Cathie Fox, Lynda Lalic, Milton Hodge, Eric McKelvie,
                          Harold Pearce, Rex Furner, Joyce Turner, Gail Hamilton, Annette
                          Mohr, Judy Pattison, Cliff Hamilton, Stan Hepper, Boris Lalic,
                          Brian McKelvie.


                         Coolamon Shire Cultural Heritage & Economic Development
                          Taskforce

                          Community Delegates:

                          Peter Dale, Louise Steding, Lucinda Halbert, Madeleine Scully,
                          Katie Ritchie, Flo Grant, Liz Lawton, Jim Slater, Dianne
                          McDermott, Ron Gilchrist, Errol Thomson, Julie Thomson, Eileen
                          Baker, Dave McCann, Cheryl O’Brien, Ingrid Evans, Toni
                          Sampson, Maureen Wall, Guy Purcell, Bernadette Milne, Helen
                          Graetz, Dyonne White, Chris Neumann, Brian Jones, Jason
                          Mitchell.

                          Council Delegate:

                          Clr. John Seymour




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                         Allawah Lodge Aged Persons Management Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          Bill Thompson, Clare Stevens, Alan Patterson, Colin Patterson,
                          Gwen Brill, Mick Curtis, Marie Booth, Jan Cox, Cliff Hamilton,
                          Faye Jones, Barry Holden, Merle Maloney, Betty Menzies, Graham
                          Dennis, Neil Munro, Noelene Black, Mary Robertson, Val Brill.

                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. R Menzies, Clr. B Logan, Clr. B Hutcheon and Clr. J Seymour.


                         Coolamon Up-to-Date Store Management Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          Mrs F Irvine, Mrs M Furner, Mr G Miles, Mrs R Higgins, Mrs J
                          Campbell, Mr J Brennan, Mr T Hutton, Shirley Frost, Marcia
                          Hardinge.

                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. B Hutcheon, Clr. R Menzies.


                         Rural Transaction Centre Advisory Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          W Thompson, G Elliot, J Harding, S Clarke, A Evans

                          Council Delegate:

                          Clr. B Logan, Clr. D Brill.


                         Ardlethan Aged Persons Advisory Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          Sister Karen Quade, Anne Trevaskis.




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                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. Anne Todd.


                         Ganmain Senior Citizens Selection Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          Mrs M Warran, Mrs H Kember, Mrs F Jones,

                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. B Logan.


                         Kindra Lodge and Centenary Lodge Selection Committee

                          Community Delegates:

                          Mrs Heather Moncrieff, Mrs May Moore, Mrs Mavis Furner, Mrs
                          Clare Munro.

                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. B Hutcheon.


                         Community Services Committee (HACC)

                          Community Delegates:

                          Mr C Stevens, Mrs H Moncrieff, Mrs G Armstrong, Mrs N Smith,
                          Mrs A Trevaskis,

                          Council Delegates:

                          Clr. Anne Todd.


                         Local Heritage Fund Committee

                          Community Delegates

                          Pauline Beard, Rose Higgins, Cliff Hamilton, Bernadette Milne.

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                          Council Delegates

                          Clr. J O’Brien, Clr. B Hutcheon, Clr. J Seymour.


                         Saleyards Redevelopment Committee

                          Community Delegates

                          Rhonda Robinson, Joanne Wilson, Neil Pleming, Harvey Higgins,
                          Brendan Gibbons, Gary Kew, Albert Suidgeest, Jim Lewis, Brett
                          Allen, George Hutcheon, Arnie Campbell, Kevin Maddox.

                          Council Delegates

                          Clr. R Menzies, Clr. B Hutcheon.


                         Coolamon on Display Day Committee

                          Community Delegates

                          Bill Thompson, Liz Lawton, Cheryl O’Brien, Gerard Bradley, Bob
                          Venables, Jeanette Campbell, Grahame Miles, Lyn Pearce, Glenn
                          Elliot, Rose Higgins, Mel Mayer.

                          Council Delegates

                          Clr. B Hutcheon, T Kiss.


                          Ganmain Retirement Units Fund Committee

                          Community Delegates

                          Bernadette Milne, Myfanwy Collette, Demelza Evans, Louise Curry,
                          Alison Murray, Shirley Underwood, Maureen Wall, Helen Quinn,
                          Brian Hare, Sandra Dow.

                          Council Delegates

                          Clr. K Symons, Clr. D Brill.




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                         Voluntary Workers

                          That the following persons be authorised to operate Council
                          equipment on behalf of the following Communities:-

                          Beckom:
                          Mrs M Golden, J Bundy, J Fisher, T Golden, P Horan, P Griffin, L
                          Griffin, G Maslin.

                          Marrar:
                          Bill Shea, Ron Curtis, John Mohr, Stan Hepper, John Pattison, Noel
                          Armstrong, Alex O'Brien, Cliff Hamilton, Claude Bevan

                          Matong:
                          J Doherty, Betty Fraser, K Bryon.


          3)        COUNCIL COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

                    In order that Council may be fully appraised of the administration in respect
                    of Committees I note that these Committees are structured as Council
                    Committees and as such cannot make binding decisions. Their role is to
                    review issues directed to them and to make recommendations to the
                    following Council Meeting.

                         Committee of a Whole

                          All Councillors

                         Planning Committee:

                          Councillor R Menzies
                          Councillor B Logan
                          Councillor G Glass
                          Councillor J O'Brien
                          Councillor W Kember

                         Executive Management Committee:

                          General Manager, T Kiss (Chairman)
                          Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services, T Morris
                          Executive Manager, Corporate & Community Services, G Bradley
                          Manager, Environmental & Health Services, T Donoghue




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                         Promotion & Development Committee:

                          Councillor R Menzies
                          Councillor W Kember
                          Councillor A Todd
                          General Manager, T Kiss
                          Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services, T Morris
                          Manager, Environmental & Health Services, Mr Tony Donoghue

                          Including delegates from:
                          CHAS, Ardlethan Community Progress, Marrar Progress Association
                          and Ganmain Progress Association as determined from time to time.

                         Plant Committee:

                          Councillor B Hutcheon
                          Councillor R Menzies
                          Councillor B Logan
                          Councillor K Symons
                          Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services, T Morris

                         Consultative Committee:

                          Councillor R Menzies
                          Councillor J O‟Brien
                          General Manager, T Kiss
                          Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services, T Morris
                          Executive Manager, Corporate & Community Services, G Bradley
                          Manager, Environmental & Health Services, T Donoghue
                          Mr Lloyd Underwood
                          Mr A J Lawton
                          Mrs J Leary

                          Comment

                          This Committee is a requirement under the Local Government Award.




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          GM1)          ELECTION OF COMMITTEES AND DELEGATES (Continued)

          3)        COUNCIL COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

                    I wish to advise that the following Committee was omitted from Council‟s
                    earlier report:

                         Parks Committee

                          Councillor R Menzies
                          Councillor B Logan
                          Councillor B Hutcheon
                          Councillor A Todd
                          General Manager, T Kiss
                          Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services, T Morris
                          Parks Supervisor, Peter Hodge

                    RESOLVED that Council confirm the following Committee Structure:
                     90/4/2004


                         Committee of a Whole

                          All Councillors

                         Planning Committee:

                          Councillor R Menzies
                          Councillor B Logan
                          Councillor G Glass
                          Councillor J O'Brien
                          Councillor D Brill

                        Executive Management Committee:

                         General Manager, T Kiss (Chairman)
                         Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services, T
                         Morris
                         Executive Manager, Corporate & Community Services, G Bradley
                         Manager, Environmental & Health Services, T Donoghue

                         Promotion & Development Committee:

                          Councillor R Menzies
                          Councillor B Hutcheon
                          Councillor D Brill


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                          Councillor A Todd
                          General Manager, T Kiss
                          Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services, T
                          Morris
                          Manager, Environmental & Health Services, Mr Tony Donoghue

                          Including delegates from:
                          CHAS, Ardlethan Community Progress, Marrar Progress
                          Association and Ganmain Progress Association as determined from
                          time to time.

                         Plant Advisory Committee:

                          Councillor B Hutcheon
                          Councillor R Menzies
                          Councillor B Logan
                          Councillor K Symons
                          Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services, T
                          Morris

                         Consultative Committee:

                          Councillor R Menzies
                          Councillor B Hutcheon
                          General Manager, T Kiss
                          Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services, T
                          Morris
                          Executive Manager, Corporate & Community Services, G Bradley
                          Manager, Environmental & Health Services, T Donoghue
                          Mr Lloyd Underwood
                          Mr A J Lawton
                          Mrs J Leary

                          Parks Committee

                          Councillor R Menzies
                          Councillor B Logan
                          Councillor B Hutcheon
                          Councillor A Todd
                          General Manager, T Kiss
                          Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services, T
                          Morris
                          Parks Supervisor, Jason Mitchell




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        4)        DELEGATION OF VARIOUS AUTHORITIES TO THE MAYOR AND
                  GENERAL MANAGER

                  Following a new Council being elected it is the responsibility of that Council
                  to either reaffirm or revoke previous delegations to Council Staff and the
                  Mayor. The previous Council at its July Meeting confirmed these delegations
                  and it now remains with the new Council to give them consideration.
                  Delegations made to the Mayor or General Manager allow the Organisation to
                  function without constant reference to Council. Decisions made are generally
                  in accordance with Council‟s policy and as such expedite the decision making
                  process. The following is a formal list of delegates that have existed and have
                  been authorised by the past Council. It should be noted that Council cannot
                  delegate to any other member of Staff and that all such delegations must flow
                  through the General Manager.

                  MAYOR

                   That subject to the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 and
                   regulations thereunder and nay expressed policy of Council or the
                   requirements or regulations under any other Act and pursuant to Section 377
                   of the Local Government Act 1993, the Mayor, Councillor Robert Menzies be
                   authorised to exercise or perform on behalf of the Coolamon Shire Council
                   the following powers, authorities, duties and functions:-

                       To carry out any function conferred on and duty imposed on the Mayor
                        under any Act or regulation.

                       To carry out the general supervision, control and direction of the General
                        Manager.

                       To approve Applications of Leave by the General Manager.

                       To sign cheques drawn on Council's bank accounts in conjunction with
                        the General Manager or any other Staff Member authorised by the
                        General Manager.

                       To affix the Common Seal of Council in conjunction with the General
                        Manager to any necessary document pursuant to or consequent upon any
                        decision of Council.

                       To respond to media publicity on Council matters and to issue media
                        releases and make statements to the media on behalf of Council.

                       Declare/revoke Bush Fire Danger Periods.


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                       Approve attendance by Elected Members and Senior Staff at Conferences
                        and Seminars etc., within New South Wales and the ACT to a maximum
                        of three days and within budget provisions.

                       Authorise urgent works up to an amount of $20,000.

                       Delegate authority to persons to act as Permit Issuing Officers for the
                        purposes of Section 89 of the Rural Fires Act 1997.


                   DEPUTY MAYOR

                   That subject to the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 and
                   regulations thereunder and any expressed policy of Council or the
                   requirements or regulations under any other Act and pursuant to Section 377
                   of the Local Government act 1993, the Deputy Mayor, Councillor John
                   O‟Brien be authorised to exercise on behalf of Coolamon Council the
                   following powers, authorities, duties and functions:-

                       To carry out the statutory functions of the Mayor and exercise the
                        delegations conferred upon the Mayor whenever the Mayor is absent from
                        the Council area or is otherwise unable to carry out his duties.

                       To sign cheques drawn on Council's bank accounts in conjunction with
                        the General Manager or any other Staff Member authorised by the
                        General Manager.

                       To affix the Common Seal of the Council in conjunction with the General
                        Manager to any necessary document pursuant to or consequent upon any
                        decision of Council.


                   GENERAL MANAGER

                   That subject to the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 and
                   regulations thereunder and any expressed policy of Council or the
                   requirements or regulations under any other Act and pursuant to Section 377
                   of the Local Government Act 1993, the General Manager, Terrence Ernest
                   Kiss be authorised to exercise or perform on behalf of the Coolamon Shire
                   Council the following powers, authorities, duties and functions:-

                   Administration

                       To fulfill the responsibilities of Public Officer as defined in the Local
                        Government Act 1993.

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                       To carry out the regular services and operations of the Council within the
                        sums voted by the Council for expenditure thereon and in accordance
                        with any policy or resolution of the Council.

                       To perform or authorise any action necessary to comply with any
                        decision, policy or code of Council, any statutory requirements of the
                        local Government Act or regulation or any other law, rule or regulation
                        affecting Council.

                       To affix the Common Seal of the Council in conjunction with the Mayor
                        or Deputy Mayor to any necessary document pursuant to or consequent
                        upon any decision of Council.

                       Reject any application within the prescribed period if it is not clear as to
                        the approval sought or if it is not easily legible.

                       Request any additional information that is reasonably necessary to
                        determine any application.

                       Subject to Council for its consideration any application or submission for
                        a review of any decision or determination.

                       Authorise the purchase of stationery, seek quotes for office equipment
                        and acceptance of quotes for amounts covered within the Budget.

                       Letters of reference may be issued by the General Manager under
                        Council's letterhead at his discretion.

                       Grant the tenancy on behalf of Council to permanent residents of Kindra
                        Lodge, Centenary Lodge, Ganmain Aged Persons Units, Ardlethan Aged
                        Persons Units, Allawah Lodge, Low Income Community Housing
                        Scheme and other Council dwellings subject to such discussions on
                        appropriateness of tenants with the Mayor. It should also be noted that
                        tenancies of Centenary Lodge, Kindra Lodge, Ardlethan and Ganmain
                        Aged Persons Units should be subject to discussion with the Committee
                        as authorised by Council from time to time to consider such applications.

                       To sign purchase orders on Council's behalf.

                   Animals

                       Nominated as the Authorised Officer under the Companion Animals Act
                        1998, No. 87.



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                   Approvals

                       To consider any application for approval for any item in the Table of
                        Approvals in Chapter 7 of the Local Government Act 1993:

                        1)       If in the opinion that such application can be approved, grant such
                                 approval either conditionally or subject to conditions, or

                        2)       If of the opinion that such applications should be refused report
                                 such matter to Council for its determination.

                       Submit to Council for its determination any application "for approval in
                        principle" or "stage approval".

                       To approve of the use of swimming pools, recreation areas, etc., for any
                        legitimate purpose and to accept and arrange lettings of the Council
                        Chambers, and Meeting Room.

                       To grant approval for conduct of Street Stalls/Door Knock Appeals and
                        allocate dates to applicant bodies.

                       To approve the use of roads and streets for charitable and other legal
                        purposes.

                       Approve of the holding of festive celebrations such as Carols By
                        Candlelight and the like in the Ganmain Victory Gardens, Coolamon
                        Gardens and the Ardlethan Gardens.

                       The power to determine an objection under Section 82(3) of the Local
                        Government Act 1993 in relation to Council's Local Approvals Policy.

                       Be authorised to assess the suspension of Alcohol Free Zones.

                   Building

                       Make determinations in regards to the provisions of the Building Code of
                        Australia (Administrative Provisions)

                   Business Papers

                       To determine the matters which are to be included in the Business Papers
                        subject to the inclusion of the following items whenever they arise,
                        namely:-



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                        a)       Reports on matters which cannot be determined under Delegated
                                 Authority.
                        b)       Reports required to be submitted under any Act or regulation.

                        c)       Reference to any deputations which the Council has agreed to
                                 receive.
                        d)       Matters requiring a determination of policy.

                        e)       Reports directed by Council to be submitted.

                        f)       Matters essential for the Councils information.

                        g)       Matters requiring a vote of money.

                        h)       Matters where the General Manager is of the opinion that any
                                 application should be refused.

                   Certificates

                       To issue any Certificate for which provision is made for the issue of
                        Certificates by the Council under any Act or Regulation.

                   Communications

                       To respond to media publicity on Council matters and to issue media
                        releases and make statements to the media on behalf of Council if the
                        Mayor is unavailable or if the Mayor so authorises.

                   Contracts

                       To sign Contracts for the sale and purchase of land where the sale or
                        purchase has been approved by Council.

                   Correspondence

                       To reply to all routine correspondence not involving a monetary vote by
                        Council, not effecting Council policy and not requiring the consideration
                        of Council.

                   Dogs

                       To declare a dog "dangerous" in accordance with the Companion Animals
                        Act.




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                     Environment

                         Be authorised to issue Self Enforcing Infringement Notices under the
                          Environmental Offences and Penalties Act.

                     Finance

                         To authorise the payment of salaries and wages of the employees of the
                          Council within the sums voted by the Council for expenditure thereon.

                         To authorise payment of accounts in respect of works or votes authorised
                          by Council or associated with the functions of Council.

                         To approve applications for extension of time to pay accounts where
                          acceptable case is made out.

                         To determine the source of Council's investments in accordance with
                          Council's investment policy.

                         To sign cheques drawn on Council's bank account in conjunction with any
                          other person authorised to sign cheques on Council's behalf.

                         To abandon or writeoff rates and monies due to Council provided that any
                          single total amount so abandoned or written off shall not exceed $100.

                         Refund of Trust Fund Deposits including Contract Deposits on the
                          recommendation and certification of the appropriate servant.

                     Fire

                         Be authorised to issue notices under Section 66 of the Rural Fires Act in
                          relation to the clearing of inflammable material.

                         Be authorised after consultation with the Mayor to commence legal
                          proceedings where notices under the Bush Fires Act have not been
                          complied with.

                         Be authorised to delegate authority to persons to act as Permit Issuing
                          Officers for the purposes of Section 89 of the Rural Fires Act 1997.

                 Impounding

                        To be an impounding Officer in terms of the Impounding Act 1993 and to
                         implement the objects of the Act and carry out all functions of the Act as
                         outlined in Section 3.

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                 Insurances

                     To effect appropriate and adequate property and indemnity insurance in
                      respect to any property of or under the control and management of Council
                      or any civil liability of Council which may arise in connection with the
                      exercise of its powers and authorities, duties or functions.

                 Legal Proceedings

                     Institution of:-

                      a)      To authorise the issue of any penalty notice on the laying of any
                              information or complaint or the institution of any other proceedings
                              pursuant to the Local Government Act for the recovery of any penalty
                              or the making of any ORDER for or in respect of any offence,
                              nuisance or any other matter or thing whatsoever which the Council
                              might be entitled to recover to seek under any Act or Regulation.

                      b)      In respect to the Institution conduct and defense of legal proceedings
                              concerning Councils activities in any Court to instruct and engage
                              Council's Solicitors and counsel where necessary.

                     To obtain legal advice from Council's Solicitors or counsel where
                      considered necessary.

                 Light Vehicles

                     Accept quotations for the purchase of and replacement of light vehicles.

                 Noxious Weeds

                     To be an authorised person to issue notices in terms of Section 18, 19 and
                      20 of the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

                     To be an Inspector under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and to carry out the
                      functions conferred upon that position by Section 39, 40, 43 and 44 of the
                      Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

                 Orders

                     In accordance with Section 124 of the Local Government Act 1993 and
                      Section 121 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 to give
                      notice to any person to whom in the opinion of the General Manager an
                      Order should be given in respect of any matters contained in any Act or
                      regulation that Council intends to issue an Order.

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                     To issue an order in accordance with the above notice and to report to
                      Council the circumstances where an order has been issued.

                      Note
                      This delegation shall include but is not limited to the following Acts:-
                      -     Companion Animals Act
                      -     The Impounding Act 1993
                      -     The Roads Act 1993
                      -     The Food Act 1989
                      -     Public Health Act 1991
                      -     The Swimming Pools Act 1992
                      -     Noxious Weeds Act
                      -     EPA Act 1979
                      -     Protection of Environment Operations Act 1997

                 Planning

                     Sign linen plans of subdivision upon certification that all Council
                      requirements have been complied with or that satisfactory bonding
                      arrangements have been entered into.

                     To approve of all Development Applications within the Coolamon Shire
                      Council and in accordance with Council's Local Environmental Plan
                      subject to the following:

                      a)       Confirmation report submitted to Monthly Meeting of Applications
                               Approved.

                      b)       Where objections are received following notification procedures,
                               application be brought to Council‟s attention.

                      c)       All Integrated Development Applications referred to Council.

                 Powers of Entry and Inspection

                     To grant from time to time to any employee of the Council the authority
                      vested in Council under the provisions of the Local Government Act or any
                      other Act to enter and inspect premises and to carry out works deemed
                      necessary.

                 Private Works

                     To reach agreement with the owner or occupier of any private land to carry
                      out private works on the land in accordance with any fee scale set by
                      Council.

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                 Rating

                     To categorise all ratable land according to Section 514 of the Local
                      Government Act 1993.

                     To prepare and serve rate notices at any time following the making of the
                      rate by Council.

                     In relation to payment of rates by instalments to determine if extenuating
                      circumstances exist when instalment payments are not made by the due
                      date and decide whether the instalment will be accepted as a bonafide
                      payment.

                     To authorise the Institution of Legal Proceedings for the recovery of
                      outstanding rates and other debts due to the Council.

                     To amend or alter the rate book where necessary.

                     To adjust, recover or refund rates in respect to land owned by the Crown.

                     To issue rate notices requiring rents due and payable on land to be paid to
                      Council in liquidation of outstanding rates.

                 Records - Destruction and Disposal of

                     Subject to any reasonable requests or lawful direction to the contrary to
                      destroy or dispose of by other means, records of the Council subject to the
                      requirements of any Act or regulation and the general records disposal
                      schedule for Local Government Records in New South Wales.

                 Roads

                     That the General Manager be an authorised Officer in terms of Section 251
                      of the Roads Act 1993.

                 Service of Notices

                     To serve on any person or body on behalf of the Council in the prescribed
                      format any notices required by or under any Act or Regulation or
                      consequent to any decision of Council.

                 Staff

                     To authorise approval of leave of absence for all Staff of the Council.


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                     To apply to wages and salaries any automatic award variations basic wage
                      variation or cost of living adjustments subject to official notification from
                      the Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales.

                     To approve attendance by Council Officers and Staff at Conferences and
                      Seminars which are conducted by or endorsed by the Department of Local
                      Government and other relevant authorities and/or the Local Government
                      and Shires Association.

                     To approve attendance by Staff at training courses included in Council's
                      Staff Training Programme together with associated User Group Meetings
                      and for which funds are available in Council's Budget.

                     To authorise Council Staff to attend Professional Conferences in
                      accordance with Council‟s policy.

                 RESOLVED that the following delegates be adopted: 91/4/2004

                 MAYOR

                 That subject to the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 and
                 regulations thereunder and nay expressed policy of Council or the
                 requirements or regulations under any other Act and pursuant to Section
                 377 of the Local Government Act 1993, the Mayor, Councillor Robert
                 Menzies be authorised to exercise or perform on behalf of the Coolamon
                 Shire Council the following powers, authorities, duties and functions:-

                     To carry out any function conferred on and duty imposed on the
                      Mayor under any Act or regulation.

                     To carry out the general supervision, control and direction of the
                      General Manager.

                     To approve Applications of Leave by the General Manager.

                     To sign cheques drawn on Council's bank accounts in conjunction
                      with the General Manager or any other Staff Member authorised by
                      the General Manager.

                     To affix the Common Seal of Council in conjunction with the General
                      Manager to any necessary document pursuant to or consequent upon
                      any decision of Council.

                     To respond to media publicity on Council matters and to issue media
                      releases and make statements to the media on behalf of Council.

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                     Approve attendance by Elected Members and Senior Staff at
                      Conferences and Seminars etc., within New South Wales and the ACT
                      to a maximum of three days and within budget provisions.

                     Authorise urgent works up to an amount of $20,000.


                 DEPUTY MAYOR

                 That subject to the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 and
                 regulations thereunder and any expressed policy of Council or the
                 requirements or regulations under any other Act and pursuant to Section
                 377 of the Local Government act 1993, the Deputy Mayor, Councillor
                 John O’Brien be authorised to exercise on behalf of Coolamon Council the
                 following powers, authorities, duties and functions:-

                     To carry out the statutory functions of the Mayor and exercise the
                      delegations conferred upon the Mayor whenever the Mayor is absent
                      from the Council area or is otherwise unable to carry out his duties.

                     To sign cheques drawn on Council's bank accounts in conjunction
                      with the General Manager or any other Staff Member authorised by
                      the General Manager.

                     To affix the Common Seal of the Council in conjunction with the
                      General Manager to any necessary document pursuant to or
                      consequent upon any decision of Council.


                 GENERAL MANAGER

                 That subject to the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 and
                 regulations thereunder and any expressed policy of Council or the
                 requirements or regulations under any other Act and pursuant to Section
                 377 of the Local Government Act 1993, the General Manager, Terrence
                 Ernest Kiss be authorised to exercise or perform on behalf of the
                 Coolamon Shire Council the following powers, authorities, duties and
                 functions:-

                 Administration

                     To fulfill the responsibilities of Public Officer as defined in the Local
                      Government Act 1993.




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                     To carry out the regular services and operations of the Council within
                      the sums voted by the Council for expenditure thereon and in
                      accordance with any policy or resolution of the Council.

                     To perform or authorise any action necessary to comply with any
                      decision, policy or code of Council, any statutory requirements of the
                      local Government Act or regulation or any other law, rule or
                      regulation affecting Council.

                     To affix the Common Seal of the Council in conjunction with the
                      Mayor or Deputy Mayor to any necessary document pursuant to or
                      consequent upon any decision of Council.

                     Reject any application within the prescribed period if it is not clear as
                      to the approval sought or if it is not easily legible.

                     Request any additional information that is reasonably necessary to
                      determine any application.

                     Subject to Council for its consideration any application or submission
                      for a review of any decision or determination.

                     Authorise the purchase of stationery, seek quotes for office equipment
                      and acceptance of quotes for amounts covered within the Budget.

                     Letters of reference may be issued by the General Manager under
                      Council's letterhead at his discretion.

                     Grant the tenancy on behalf of Council to permanent residents of
                      Kindra Lodge, Centenary Lodge, Ganmain Aged Persons Units,
                      Ardlethan Aged Persons Units, Allawah Lodge, Low Income
                      Community Housing Scheme and other Council dwellings subject to
                      such discussions on appropriateness of tenants with the Mayor. It
                      should also be noted that tenancies of Centenary Lodge, Kindra
                      Lodge, Ardlethan and Ganmain Aged Persons Units should be subject
                      to discussion with the Committee as authorised by Council from time
                      to time to consider such applications.

                     To sign purchase orders on Council's behalf.

                 Animals

                     Nominated as the Authorised Officer under the Companion Animals
                      Act 1998, No. 87.


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                 Approvals

                     To consider any application for approval for any item in the Table of
                      Approvals in Chapter 7 of the Local Government Act 1993:

                      1)       If in the opinion that such application can be approved, grant
                               such approval either conditionally or subject to conditions, or

                      2)       If of the opinion that such applications should be refused report
                               such matter to Council for its determination.

                     Submit to Council for its determination any application "for approval
                      in principle" or "stage approval".

                     To approve of the use of swimming pools, recreation areas, etc., for
                      any legitimate purpose and to accept and arrange lettings of the
                      Council Chambers, and Meeting Room.

                     To grant approval for conduct of Street Stalls/Door Knock Appeals
                      and allocate dates to applicant bodies.

                     To approve the use of roads and streets for charitable and other legal
                      purposes.

                     Approve of the holding of festive celebrations such as Carols By
                      Candlelight and the like in the Ganmain Victory Gardens, Coolamon
                      Gardens and the Ardlethan Gardens.

                     The power to determine an objection under Section 82(3) of the Local
                      Government Act 1993 in relation to Council's Local Approvals Policy.

                  Be authorised to assess the suspension of Alcohol Free Zones.

                 Building

                     Make determinations in regards to the provisions of the Building Code
                      of Australia (Administrative Provisions)

                 Business Papers

                     To determine the matters which are to be included in the Business
                      Papers subject to the inclusion of the following items whenever they
                      arise, namely:-




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                      a)       Reports on matters which cannot be determined under
                               Delegated Authority.
                      b)        Reports required to be submitted under any Act or regulation.

                      c)       Reference to any deputations which the Council has agreed to
                               receive.
                      d)        Matters requiring a determination of policy.

                      e)         Reports directed by Council to be submitted.

                      f)         Matters essential for the Councils information.

                      g)         Matters requiring a vote of money.

                      h)       Matters where the General Manager is of the opinion that any
                               application should be refused.

                 Certificates

                     To issue any Certificate for which provision is made for the issue of
                      Certificates by the Council under any Act or Regulation.

                 Communications

                     To respond to media publicity on Council matters and to issue media
                      releases and make statements to the media on behalf of Council if the
                      Mayor is unavailable or if the Mayor so authorises.

                 Contracts

                     To sign Contracts for the sale and purchase of land where the sale or
                      purchase has been approved by Council.

                 Correspondence

                     To reply to all routine correspondence not involving a monetary vote
                      by Council, not effecting Council policy and not requiring the
                      consideration of Council.

                 Dogs

                     To declare a dog "dangerous" in accordance with the Companion
                      Animals Act.




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                   Environment

                       Be authorised to issue Self Enforcing Infringement Notices under the
                        Environmental Offences and Penalties Act.

                   Finance

                       To authorise the payment of salaries and wages of the employees of the
                        Council within the sums voted by the Council for expenditure thereon.

                       To authorise payment of accounts in respect of works or votes
                        authorised by Council or associated with the functions of Council.

                       To approve applications for extension of time to pay accounts where
                        acceptable case is made out.

                       To determine the source of Council's investments in accordance with
                        Council's investment policy.

                       To sign cheques drawn on Council's bank account in conjunction with
                        any other person authorised to sign cheques on Council's behalf.

                       To abandon or writeoff rates and monies due to Council provided that
                        any single total amount so abandoned or written off shall not exceed
                        $100.

                       Refund of Trust Fund Deposits including Contract Deposits on the
                        recommendation and certification of the appropriate servant.

               Impounding

                      To be an impounding Officer in terms of the Impounding Act 1993 and
                       to implement the objects of the Act and carry out all functions of the
                       Act as outlined in Section 3.

               Insurances

                      To effect appropriate and adequate property and indemnity insurance
                       in respect to any property of or under the control and management of
                       Council or any civil liability of Council which may arise in connection
                       with the exercise of its powers and authorities, duties or functions.




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               Legal Proceedings

                   Institution of:-

                    a)      To authorise the issue of any penalty notice on the laying of any
                            information or complaint or the institution of any other
                            proceedings pursuant to the Local Government Act for the
                            recovery of any penalty or the making of any ORDER for or in
                            respect of any offence, nuisance or any other matter or thing
                            whatsoever which the Council might be entitled to recover to seek
                            under any Act or Regulation.

                    b)      In respect to the Institution conduct and defense of legal
                            proceedings concerning Councils activities in any Court to instruct
                            and engage Council's Solicitors and counsel where necessary.

                   To obtain legal advice from Council's Solicitors or counsel where
                    considered necessary.

               Light Vehicles

                   Accept quotations for the purchase of and replacement of light vehicles.

               Noxious Weeds

                   To be an authorised person to issue notices in terms of Section 18, 19
                    and 20 of the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

                   To be an Inspector under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and to carry out
                    the functions conferred upon that position by Section 39, 40, 43 and 44
                    of the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

               Orders

                   In accordance with Section 124 of the Local Government Act 1993 and
                    Section 121 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 to
                    give notice to any person to whom in the opinion of the General
                    Manager an Order should be given in respect of any matters contained
                    in any Act or regulation that Council intends to issue an Order.

                   To issue an order in accordance with the above notice and to report to
                    Council the circumstances where an order has been issued.




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                    Note

                    This delegation shall include but is not limited to the following Acts:-

                    -          Companion Animals Act
                    -          The Impounding Act 1993
                    -          The Roads Act 1993
                    -          The Food Act 1989
                    -          Public Health Act 1991
                    -          The Swimming Pools Act 1992
                    -          Noxious Weeds Act
                    -          EPA Act 1979
                    -          Protection of Environment Operations Act 1997

               Planning

                   Sign linen plans of subdivision upon certification that all Council
                    requirements have been complied with or that satisfactory bonding
                    arrangements have been entered into.

                   To approve of all Development Applications within the Coolamon Shire
                    Council and in accordance with Council's Local Environmental Plan
                    subject to the following:

                    a)       Confirmation report submitted                           to     Monthly          Meeting         of
                             Applications Approved.

                    b)       Where objections are received following notification procedures,
                             application be brought to Council’s attention.

                    c)      All Integrated Development Applications referred to Council.

                    d)      All Designated Development Applications referred to Council.

               Powers of Entry and Inspection

                   To grant from time to time to any employee of the Council the authority
                    vested in Council under the provisions of the Local Government Act or
                    any other Act to enter and inspect premises and to carry out works
                    deemed necessary.




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               Private Works

                   To reach agreement with the owner or occupier of any private land to
                    carry out private works on the land in accordance with any fee scale set
                    by Council.

               Rating

                   To categorise all ratable land according to Section 514 of the Local
                    Government Act 1993.

                   To prepare and serve rate notices at any time following the making of
                    the rate by Council.

                   In relation to payment of rates by instalments to determine if
                    extenuating circumstances exist when instalment payments are not
                    made by the due date and decide whether the instalment will be
                    accepted as a bonafide payment.

                   To authorise the Institution of Legal Proceedings for the recovery of
                    outstanding rates and other debts due to the Council.

                   To amend or alter the rate book where necessary.

                   To adjust, recover or refund rates in respect to land owned by the
                    Crown.

                   To issue rate notices requiring rents due and payable on land to be paid
                    to Council in liquidation of outstanding rates.

               Records - Destruction and Disposal of

                   Subject to any reasonable requests or lawful direction to the contrary to
                    destroy or dispose of by other means, records of the Council subject to
                    the requirements of any Act or regulation and the general records
                    disposal schedule for Local Government Records in New South Wales.

               Roads

                   That the General Manager be an authorised Officer in terms of Section
                    251 of the Roads Act 1993.




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               Service of Notices

                   To serve on any person or body on behalf of the Council in the
                    prescribed format any notices required by or under any Act or
                    Regulation or consequent to any decision of Council.

               Staff

                   To authorise approval of leave of absence for all Staff of the Council.

                   To apply to wages and salaries any automatic award variations basic
                    wage variation or cost of living adjustments subject to official
                    notification from the Local Government and Shires Association of New
                    South Wales.

                   To approve attendance by Council Officers and Staff at Conferences
                    and Seminars which are conducted by or endorsed by the Department
                    of Local Government and other relevant authorities and/or the Local
                    Government and Shires Association.

                   To approve attendance by Staff at training courses included in
                    Council's Staff Training Programme together with associated User
                    Group Meetings and for which funds are available in Council's Budget.

                   To authorise Council Staff to attend Professional Conferences in
                    accordance with Council’s policy.


          5)        DETERMINATION OF DATE AND HOURS OF MEETING

                    The Local Government Act requires that Council should meet at least ten
                    times per annum, each time being in a different month. (Section 365). It is
                    appropriate therefore that Council determine the date and time for its
                    Ordinary Meeting. Current policy is that Council meets on the third
                    Thursday of the month commencing at 1.30pm.

                    RESOLVED that the Ordinary Meeting be held on the third Thursday
                    of each month commencing at 1.30pm. 92/4/2004




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          GM2)          2004/2007 MANAGEMENT PLAN (S.11-06)

         The Budget for 2004/2007 has been distributed with Council‟s agenda.

          Whilst the Year 2004/05 is more detailed, Council should note that Town Works
          and Capital Expenditure have been extended through to 2007. These latter years
          are not necessarily set in concrete but they do allow for continuity of programmes
          and provide ratepayers with an understanding of Council‟s intentions over the next
          three years.

          Advice has not been received from the Minister as to the allowable rate increase,
          however, a provision of 2.5% increase has been incorporated into the Budget.

          To gain a quick overview of the Budget there are two aspects that should be
          reviewed.

          Firstly, the Total Operating Result prior to Capital Movements is a surplus of
          $76,184. The result after Capital Movements is a surplus of $2,022,458.

          Secondly, in respect of the alteration of Net Cash, Council will reduce its total Net
          Cash by $112,309.

          Primarily this is a result of the decision to construct additional units within the
          Allawah Retirement Village. The funds used have been set up as an Internal Loan
          with the Allawah Complex to repay those funds to General Fund over the coming
          years. Nevertheless, it does result in a reduction in total cash. The key figure,
          however, is a surplus in the Operating Result and the Budget is considered to be
          based on sound financial policy.

          Council is also referred to the attachment to the Management Plan being the Social
          and Community Plan. This is an upgraded plan from past years and it does have
          policy and budgetary implications for Council.

          Some of the more significant features of the Budget are:

              Superannuation

               The contributions holiday that Council has experienced in recent years from
               Local Government Superannuation Scheme has come to a halt. Council‟s
               contributions have now been increased from $35,000 to $85,000.

              Parks and Gardens

               The general maintenance in respect of parks and gardens throughout the Shire
               has been increased by $27,500.

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              Stinson Street Subdivision

               Provision has been made for these blocks to be developed and sold over the
               next three years in accordance with the following programme:

                                            9 allotments developed 2003/04
                                           15 allotments developed 2004/05
                                      Balance of allotments developed 2005/2006

                Obviously provision has been made for sales and it has been budgeted that nine
                sales would be achieved in 2004/2005, 15 in 2005/2006 and the balance
                thereafter.

              Saleyards Redevelopment

               No funds have been provided in the 2004/2005 year for the redevelopment of
               the Saleyards. Funds have been provided in 2005/2006 subject to Community
               fundraising and/or grant attainment.

              Coolamon/Ganmain Sewerage Fund

               The processes are now in place that will enable the uniting of the
               Coolamon/Ganmain Sewerage Funds to take place probably in the Year
               2005/2006. The unoccupied charge in Ganmain has been raised from $30.00 to
               $115.00 which is equivalent to the Coolamon charge. The only variation
               between the two funds will now be the capital contribution that is being repaid
               on the Ganmain assessments. This can still be levied and whilst enabling the
               two funds to be united under the one banner.

              Allawah Retirement Village

               Funding has been provided for the construction of an additional four units at the
               Allawah Retirement Village. These will be constructed generally along
               Wallace Street squaring up the development in a line from Mirrool Street
               through to Wallace Street.

              Reserves

               Council‟s internally restricted reserves have been consolidated into three items,
               ie: Asset Management, Employee Leave Entitlements, Plant Replacement.

               The numerous reserves that Council used to maintain for individual assets have
               now been consolidated into the one Asset Management Reserve. Whilst the
               funds that were set aside have been detailed in a subsidiary ledger, for all intents
               and purposes the funds set aside are for Asset Management and Replacement.

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              Ardlethan Community Centre

               Funds have not been provided in 2004/2005 for any work on the Ardlethan
               Community Centre. It has been anticipated however, that the Community
               Committee will be up and operating by 2005/2006 and may have their own
               funding as well as grant funding available. Council funds have been set aside in
               2005/2006 and 2006/2007 for a contribution to this facility.

              Up-to-Date Store – Conference Facilities

               Council is currently in the early stages of discussion with Charles Sturt
               University concerning the usage of the Up-to-Date Store. If these discussions
               continue to be fruitful and an agreement is eventually reached between the two
               organisations, then funds will be needed for the purchase of equipment for
               conferencing and seminar facilities. Expenditure of this nature would be
               beyond the scope of the Up-to-Date Store Committee and is something that
               Council should look at. Accordingly funds have been provided.

              Developing Areas of Coolamon

               Council is referred to those areas of Coolamon that are experiencing significant
               residential development and still in an unsealed road status. Funds have been
               provided over a three year period to progressively seal these streets.

              Northern Entrance to Coolamon

               Council reviewed this entrance on its recent tour and it will be progressively
               upgraded over a three year period.

              Ford Street Reconstruction Ganmain

               Reconstruction works on Ford Street will be undertaken over the next three
               years.

              Ganmain Hall

               Funds have been provided for the dampcoursing work required on the Ganmain
               Hall.

          SUMMARY

          The Budget as presented is financially sound, it remains with Council to review the
          expenditure, not only for the current year, but to confirm works being undertaken in
          2004/2005 and to review the programme for 2005/2006 and 2006/2007.



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          Recommendation

          For Council discussion.

          RESOLVED that the draft Budget be altered in the following terms:                                      93/4/2004


          1)          The Ganmain Sewerage charge for unoccupied blocks be staged in over
                      a two year period.

          2)          That stages 1 and 2 of the East West Road under the selected
                      Stabilisation Programme be deferred for consideration under the
                      Roads to Recovery Programme and that Menzies Lane and
                      Chamberlain’s Lane be transferred to the selected stabilisation
                      programme.

          FURTHER RESOLVED that the Draft Budget be then adopted as being
          suitable for advertising and public comment. 94/4/2004

          LOW INCOME HOUSING

          RESOLVED that a report be presented to Council on the options available to
          Council concerning the disposal of the Low Income houses in Dunrobin Street.
          95/4/2004




          GM3)          COOLAMON RSL MUSEUM (C.07-05)

          Preliminary discussions have been held with Mr Jim Thompson and Bill Levy of
          the Coolamon Sub Branch of the RSL concerning the proposal to bring the RSL
          Museum under the umbrella of Coolamon Shire and creating a Museum precinct
          adjacent to the Coolamon Up-to-Date Store.

         The RSL have now responded and a copy of their views on this issue has been
          attached to Councillor‟s information papers.

          It now requires further discussion between the local Representatives of the RSL for
          this matter to process further. Council should give an indication as to whether it
          has any objections to the matters raised by the RSL prior to those discussions
          occurring. In general the issues raised by the RSL would be fairly normal in the
          lease of that nature. The issue of Council rates has been raised and it would be
          stressed to the local Representatives that rates are an obligatory part of Council‟s
          function and in fact Council properties themselves are rated and if they wish to
          pursue this matter further it would be rely on a request coming from the RSL for a
          donation to be made by Council in that respect. Alternatively, the lease could
          stipulate that Council were to be responsible for rates.


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          Recommendation

          For Council discussion.

          RESOLVED that the General Manager be authorised to continue discussions
          with the RSL with Council indicating approval to the draft terms for the
          Agreement between Council and the RSL. 96/4/2004


          GM4)          DOCUMENTS FOR SEALING

          There a number of documents available to Council for execution and affixing of the
          Seal. These are:

          1)          Occupancy of Unit 3, Centenary Lodge – John Athol Cooper.
          2)          Hostel Residents Agreement Aitken Logan Wing –Lorna Gwenneth Lenon.
          3)          Hostel Residents Agreement Aitken Logan Wing – Isobella Jane McDonald.
          4)          Hostel Residents Agreement – Mrs Dorothy Zillah Jennings.
          4)          Hostel Residents Agreement – Mrs Monica A Mahoney.

          Recommendation
          That the Seal of Council be affixed to the above documents.

          RESOLVED that the Seal of Council be affixed to the above documents.
          97/4/2004




          GM5)          COUNCIL TOUR (P.11-01)

          The previous Council indicated that at some stage it would like to undertake a tour
          of other similar size Councils with similar geographic characteristics as the
          Coolamon Shire to review their scopes of operation. The tour was deferred pending
          the election of the current Council and accordingly it would be appropriate if this
          Council were now to give consideration to whether this tour should go ahead and
          the type of problems that should be reviewed and addressed. Some of the issues
          facing Council that need to be reviewed are: garbage tips, small village
          enhancement, main street upgrades, derelict building management, swimming
          pools, recreation ground management.

          Council may wish to add to these issues and a review could then be carried out and
          a tour planned that encompasses Councils that have successfully dealt with some of
          these problems.

          Recommendation

          For Council consideration.

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          RESOLVED that Council agree in principle to the issue of a Council Tour and
          the General Manager be authorised to present an itinerary to Council. 98/4/2004


          GM6)          COOLAMON UP-TO-DATE STORE (H.04-06)

          The Chairman of the Up-to-Date Store Committee has written to Council
          requesting assistance in the provision of kitchen at the facility.

          The financial assistance requested in the form of an interest free loan which will be
          repaid back by fundraising activities over the next 2-3 years. The provision of a
          kitchen is seen as essential for the continued management of the facility. It is
          required to undertake functions for the Hall to continue to be promoted and to gain
          further usage.

          The Committee has a record of achievement and Council‟s provision of the loan
          would give them renewed enthusiasm and allow them to plan for future projects
          with a positive attitude.

          Recommendation

          That Council agree to the provision of an interest free loan of $20,000 to the Up-to-
          Date Store Committee repayable over a four year period.

          RESOLVED that Council agree to the provision of an interest free loan of
          $20,000 to the Up-to-Date Store Committee repayable over a four year period.
          99/4/2004




          GM7)          RIVERINA FIRST APPLICATIONS (G.03-01)

          Council has received in the first instance a number of Applications by various
          Community Groups for funding under the Riverina First process. The applications
          received are summarised as follows:


                      Name                                        Project Details                                  Amount
           Ganmain         Retirement       Fundraising Campaign Bloomin’ Ganmain – Open                            $2,000
           Units                            gardens in and around Ganmain to raise money to
                                            erect Retirement Units in Ganmain
           Coolamon Preschool               Purchase of turf and advanced shrubs for planting                       $2,000
           Association                      by parents on land given to the Preschool
           Ganmain Pied Piper               Developing the grounds in the preschool by way of                       $2,000
           Preschool                        bike track, playground equipment, covered picnic
                                            area.
           1st Ardlethan Scout              Refurbishment of kitchen in the hall including                          $2,134
           Group                            replacement of fridge and hot water service
           Lions     Club   of              Purchase of Glass Crushing Bunker to help with                          $2,000

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           Coolamon                         recycling they undertake for fundraising activities.
           St Michael’s Parish              Installation of Air-conditioning unit for St Michael’s                  $2,000
                                            Hall
           Redgrave Park Tennis             To paint tennis mural on hit-up wall, 3 seats, net                        $488
           Club                             support poles, storage shed, 4 bench seats.
           Ganmain     Historical           Repairs and renovations to room at the back of                          $2,000
           Society                          building
           St Brendan’s Primary             Installation of sandpit and provision of shade                          $1,780
           School    P   &     F            cover in outdoor play area of school yard
           Committee
           Coolamon      Guides             Provide carpet to part of the existing guide hall.                      $2,000
           Support Group
           Ganmain          Hall            Installation of air-conditioning in kitchen and                         $2,000
           Committee                        supper room.
           Rannock    Recreation            Improvements to the Tennis Club such as                                 $1,386
           Trust                            cementing brick wall to enable younger members
                                            to improve skills, paint the light tower, cement
                                            area to eliminate dust, repainting of Court 1.

          Prior to submitting these to the Riverina First Assessment Committee, Council is
          required to prioritise them as to their relative importance within the Community.
          Issues that should be considered are the broad nature of the use of the proposed
          facility, whether there will be substantial inkind or cash contributions to enhance
          the project, is there multipurpose use planned and could funding have been
          obtained from other sources.

          Council has received twelve applications, however it is highly unlikely that funding
          would be received for more than one or two. Perhaps Council should prioritise the
          first three with the others remaining as equal priority.

          Recommendation
          For Council consideration.

          RESOLVED that Council advise Riverina First that it ranks the following as
          priorities for the Community sponsorship: 100/4/2004

          1)        1st Ardlethan Scout Group
          2)        Rannock Recreation Trust
          3)        Ganmain Historical Society




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          GM8)          SELF ENFORCEMENT INFRINGEMENT NOTICES (F.03-01)

          Following the recent meeting of the Riverina Zone Service Agreement Committee
          the Rural Fire Service is now seeking Council permission to issue Infringement
          Notices on Council‟s behalf in respect of the following matters:

              Rural Fires Act 1997

              Rural Fires Regulation 1998

              Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
                  - 9607 Deposit Litter (Extinguished Cigarette)
                  - 9608 Deposit Litter (Lit Cigarette)

              Protection of the Environment Operations (Control of Burning) Regulation
               2000

          These matters obviously come within the parameters of authority delegated to the
          Rural Fire Service and agreed to at the Zone Service Committee Meeting.

          Recommendation

          That authority be granted to the Rural Fire Service as indicated in the above report.

          RESOLVED that this matter be deferred to the May Meeting pending a
          clarification of the recipient for any penalties. 101/4/2004


          GM9)          MARRAR HALL AGREEMENT (LD34/18)

          Council may recall that the arrangement in respect of the Marrar Hall is that
          Council formally leases the Hall from the Marrar Hall Committee Incorporated and
          then delegates the management of the Hall back to a Marrar Committee under
          Section 355 of the Local Government Act.

          The Lease provides that no rental shall be payable by Council, however, Council
          shall be responsible for the following insurances:

          a)        Public Liability
          b)        Replacement Building Insurance
          c)        Casual Hirers Indemnity Policy

          The Hall Committee will be responsible for:

          a)        Repairs and maintenance.

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          b)        All other outgoings including electricity, land rates and water rates.
          c)        All or any proposed capital works.

          The term of the Lease expires at the expiration of the previous Council and
          accordingly is subject to renewal.

          The Lease was entered into primarily to assist the Hall Committee in terms of its
          Insurance issues and to create a legal responsibility for Council in terms of those
          issues outlined above. The arrangement has been working most satisfactorily and
          there is no reason why Council should not renew the Lease.

          Recommendation

          That Council renew the Marrar Hall Agreement along similar terms and conditions
          as existing.

          RESOLVED that Council renew the Marrar Hall Agreement along similar
          terms and conditions as existing. 102/4/2004


          GM10)         OPENING OF THE STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE / RURAL
                        FIRE SERVICE HEADQUARTERS, COOLAMON (F.03-06)

          Arrangements have now been firmed up concerning the opening of the Rural Fire
          Service / State Emergency Service Headquarters in Coolamon. The building will
          be officially opened on Thursday, 30 September, 2004 at 3.00pm.

          Invitations will be extended to the Minister for Local Government & Emergency
          Services, the Hon. A Kelly to perform the Ceremony whilst other invitations will
          also be extended to the Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service personnel.

          Recommendation

          For Council information.

          RESOLVED that the report be received and noted.                              103/4/2004




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          GM11)         ALLAWAH LODGE VACANCIES (A.05-02)

          I would like to brief Council on the processes that are undertaken in respect of
          allocating vacancies at Allawah Lodge.

          The starting point is a list of interested persons that is maintained by the Hostel
          Manager, Mrs Dianne Suidgeest. Dianne is the first point of contact for families or
          interested persons. They are required to be assessed by an Independent Medical
          Team from Greater Murray Health as to their eligibility for Hostel care. This list is
          constantly under review by Dianne, Dr. English and Community Nurse, Clare
          Munro. Matters that are considered are the physical capacity of the person, medical
          requirements, residential needs and their current residential status, family
          availability and assistance. In a number of situations either the family or the person
          themselves are not interested in the short term in being a resident at Allawah but are
          merely preparing the way.

          When a vacancy occurs Dianne attends the Council Chambers and meets with
          myself and the Executive Manager, Corporate & Community Services, Gerard
          Bradley. The list is then reviewed in detail. I stress that it is not a first on, first in
          situation. It is a decision that is based on need, however, need, can take into
          account many factors and there is different waiting for each of these factors. Each
          applicant has been constantly under review by Medical Staff and Dianne is able to
          provide Gerard and myself with those assessments. The medical assessment takes
          into account those matters mentioned early and these are discussed in detail by the
          Committee as well as the applicant‟s willingness to move. Furthermore, their
          suitability for hostel care is reviewed whether Community Aged Care Packages be
          more suitable and finally their origins and their connectivity to the Coolamon Shire.
          The Mayor is always advised of the decision and has the ability to request the
          Committee to review their findings.

          The process is one that is free of bias and is open and transparent. In respect of
          some applicants it should also be remembered that whilst they may appear to be
          needy, their needs may well extend beyond hostel care. They may require nursing
          home or hospital care. It is difficult to convey this to the broader community,
          however, it must be understood that hostel care is purely that and there is a
          limitation as to the medical assistance that can be provided. The Dementia Unit
          will help to a certain degree, however, it should be remembered that the Dementia
          Unit is for low care dementia, it is not a nursing home and it is meant to assist
          people with dementia who still have their physical capabilities.

          The selection process is and should be a Management decision. Council may wish
          to review the criteria and advise Staff that different weighting should be given to
          different factors.




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          Recommendation

          For Council information.

          RESOLVED that the report be received and confirmation given to the
          processes undertaken at the Allawah Lodge Complex. 104/4/2004




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4.2       EXECUTIVE MANAGER, CORPORATE & COMMUNITY
          SERVICES’ REPORTS

      CS1) INVESTMENTS AND FINANCE REPORT
      RESOLVED that the report be received and adopted.                                    105/4/2004
CS1) INVESTMENTS AND FINANCE REPORT

             DATE                                                                     AMOUNT
  NO.                           BANK                     ACCOUNT                                    PERCENT         DUE DATE
           INVESTED                                                                  INVESTED
   1      31-12-2002 Westpac                  Floating Note Rate                 $ 1,000,000         6.925%        31-03-2005
   3      24-03-2004 Bank West                Interest Bearing Deposit           $ 100,000            5.52%        23-04-2004
   4      29-03-2004 Bank West                Interest Bearing Deposit           $ 1,500,000          5.54%        28-04-2004
   7      18-03-2004 Bank West                Interest Bearing Deposit           $ 1,000,000          5.53%        19-04-2004
                     Wagga Mutual
   8a     20-06-2001 Credit Union             Subordinated Debt                  $     500,000       5.02%         20-06-2011
                     Wagga Mutual
   8b      7-02-2003 Credit Union             Subordinated Debt                  $     200,000       7.27%         30-06-2012
                     Wagga Mutual
   9       5-05-2003 Credit Union             Interest Bearing Deposit           $ 1,000,000         5.50%          5-05-2004
                                                                                 $ 5,300,000

I hereby certify that the above investments have been made in accordance with the Local Government Act,
1993, the Local Government Regulations and Council's Financial Investment Policies.

                                                                                 (Courtney Armstrong, Finance Manager)

                                    RESTRICTIONS ON INVESTMENTS
EXTERNAL RESTRICTIONS AS AT 30TH JUNE, 2003
Allawah Lodge - Entry Contributions                                                    294,834
Allawah Village - Loan-Licence                                                       1,255,609
Section 94 Contributions                                                                38,304
Specific Purpose Unexpended Grants                                                     182,276
Coolamon Sewerage Fund                                                                 632,953
Ganmain Sewerage Fund                                                                   17,961
Coolamon Garbage Depot                                                                 128,907      2,550,845

INTERNAL RESTRICTIONS AT 3OTH JUNE, 2003
Employees Leave Entitlements                                                           400,000
Asset Management                                                                       935,000
Aged Persons Facilities - Future Development                                           288,922
Asset Replacement                                                                      844,078
Gravel Pits - Rehabilitation                                                            22,000
Community Housing Programme                                                             30,000
Town Improvement - Subdivision                                                          28,115
Deferred Works                                                                         363,000
Caravan Parks                                                                            8,000
Youth Services                                                                           2,500
Coolamon Swimming Pool                                                                  90,000      3,011,615
                                                                                                  $ 5,562,460




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                                                                   COOLAMON SHIRE COUNCIL
                                                                   OPERATING STATEMENT

                                                             for the period 1st July 2003 to 30th June 2004
                                                                                                                                  2003/2004       2002/2003
                                                                   MARCH 2004          FEBRUARY 2004 JANUARY 2004                  BUDGET          ACTUAL
Operating Revenue
RATES & ANNUAL CHARGES                                                 1,895,206.24          1,864,302.44          1,875,406.18    1,860,787.00    1,819,823.10
USER CHARGES & FEES                                                      415,252.10            366,986.86            304,585.36      460,270.00      448,355.06
INTEREST                                                                 236,558.16            175,419.56            146,962.20      296,875.00      315,865.71
OTHER REVENUE FROM ORDINARY ACTIVITIES                                   147,779.28            133,684.26            106,904.36      181,443.00      196,488.40
OPERATING GRANTS                                                       2,096,631.89          2,057,048.91          1,488,738.60    2,776,308.00    2,728,233.84
OPERATING CONTRIBUTIONS                                                  207,262.28            206,496.28            146,650.67      243,610.00      217,512.49
GAIN FROM SALE OF ASSETS                                                  39,634.91             39,138.48             38,705.39       30,977.95       16,734.77
INTERNAL REVENUES                                                         36,984.24             47,296.89             47,036.89       71,382.61       72,111.24
Total Operating Revenues                                               5,075,309.10          4,890,373.68          4,154,989.65    5,921,653.56    5,815,124.61

Operating Expenditure
EMPLOYEE COSTS                                                         1,374,909.43          1,234,269.95          1,061,547.05    2,142,836.67    2,172,124.06
BORROWING COSTS                                                                0.00                  0.00                  0.00            0.00            0.00
MATERIALS & CONTRACTS                                                  1,324,143.09          1,218,697.83          1,069,660.73    1,528,490.55    1,529,310.68
DEPRECIATION                                                             970,279.39            854,122.61            756,969.07    1,070,346.00    1,063,902.96
OTHER EXPENSES                                                           628,054.04            572,483.51            520,225.85      888,285.00      907,265.09
INTERNAL EXPENSES                                                         36,984.24             47,036.89             47,036.89       71,382.61       72,111.24
Total Operating Expenditure                                            4,334,370.19          3,926,610.79          3,455,439.59    5,701,340.83    5,744,714.03

OPERATING RESULT BEFORE CAPITAL                                        740,938.91            963,762.89            699,550.06      220,312.73       70,410.58

Capital Items
CAPITAL GRANTS                                                           870,497.00            870,497.00            712,497.00      520,000.00      353,180.00
CAPITAL CONTRIBUTIONS                                                    835,710.63            819,268.66            601,703.42    1,702,200.00    1,062,543.85

OPERATING RESULT                                                    2,447,146.54          2,653,528.55           2,013,750.48     2,442,512.73    1,486,134.43


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                                                   COOLAMON SHIRE COUNCIL
                                             STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

                                                        for the period 1st July 2003 to 30th June 2004
                                                                                                                                               2002/2003
                                                       MARCH 2004 FEBRUARY 2004 JANUARY 2004 DECEMBER 2003                                      ACTUAL
Current Assets
CASH ASSETS                                                  68,818.77         79,237.38             (3,525.01)           (254,690.88)           (124,341.19)
INVESTMENT SECURITIES                                     4,500,000.00      4,800,000.00          4,300,000.00            4,500,000.00           4,000,000.00
RECEIVABLES                                                 625,319.53        813,148.95            911,986.70              956,060.92             277,682.71
INVENTORIES                                                  95,662.44         99,878.91              99,782.53              97,503.99             112,322.40
OTHER                                                             0.00              0.00                   0.00                   0.00                   0.00
CONTRA ASSETS                                                     0.00              0.00                   0.00                   0.00                   0.00
Total Current Assets                                      5,289,800.74      5,792,265.24          5,308,244.22            5,298,874.03           4,265,663.92

Non Current Assets
CASH ASSETS                                                      0.00               0.00                  0.00                   0.00                    0.00
INVESTMENT SECURITIES                                    1,700,000.00       1,700,000.00          1,700,000.00           1,700,000.00            1,700,000.00
RECEIVABLES                                                 84,486.47          49,545.98             37,335.23              80,339.93               40,808.08
INVENTORIES                                                222,778.67         222,778.67            222,778.67             222,778.67              222,778.67
OTHER                                                            0.00               0.00                  0.00                   0.00                    0.00
PROPERTY, PLANT & EQUIPMENT                             62,555,601.50      62,635,222.76         62,759,073.14          62,858,408.81           63,249,732.22
ASSETS PURCHASED & SOLD                                  2,320,272.03       1,990,314.35          1,687,064.05           1,612,178.21                    0.00
CONTRA ASSETS                                              449,856.58         449,856.58            449,856.58             449,856.58              449,856.58
Total Non Current Assets                                67,332,995.25      67,047,718.34         66,856,107.67          66,923,562.20           65,663,175.55

TOTAL ASSETS                                          72,622,795.99       72,839,983.58        72,164,351.89          72,222,436.23            69,928,839.47

Current Liabilities
BANK OVERDRAFT                                                        0                0                      0                      0
PAYABLES                                                      96,179.85       109,180.98              57,694.17             153,539.25            149,608.35
INTEREST BEARDING LIABILITIES                                      0.00             0.00                   0.00                   0.00                  0.00
PROVISIONS                                                   198,584.10       208,203.67             224,950.99             227,879.69            240,772.71
CONTRA LIABILITIES                                                 0.00             0.00                   0.00                   0.00                  0.00
Total Current Liabilities                                    294,763.95       317,384.65             282,645.16             381,418.94            390,381.06

Non Current Liabilities
PAYABLES                                                  1,798,503.00      1,756,003.00          1,754,733.62            1,752,848.98           1,478,543.00
INTEREST BEARING LIABILITIES                                      0.00              0.00                  0.00                    0.00                   0.00
PROVISIONS                                                  508,550.33        539,235.21            539,390.46              539,390.46             486,083.24
CONTRA LIABILITIES                                          449,856.58        449,856.58            449,856.58              449,856.58             449,856.58
Total Non Current Liabilities                             2,756,909.91      2,745,094.79          2,743,980.66            2,742,096.02           2,414,482.82

TOTAL LIABILITIES                                       3,051,673.86       3,062,479.44         3,026,625.82            3,123,514.96            2,804,863.88

NET ASSETS                                            69,571,122.13       69,777,504.14        69,137,726.07          69,098,921.27            67,123,975.59

Equity
ACCUMULATED SURPLUS                                     69,571,122.13      69,777,504.14         69,137,726.07          69,098,921.27           67,123,975.59
ASSET REVALUATION RESERVE

TOTAL EQUITY                                          69,571,122.13       69,777,504.14        69,137,726.07          69,098,921.27            67,123,975.59

             This is Page No. 57 of the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Coolamon
             held in the Council Chambers, Coolamon on the 22nd April, 2004.


             .................................................…….   MAYOR        ……..................................................GENERAL
             MANAGER.
         MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF COOLAMON
         HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, COOLAMON ON 22ND APRIL, 2004.

                                                           COOLAMON SHIRE COUNCIL
                                                          STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

                                                       for the period 1st July 2003 to 30th June 2004
                                                                                                                                             2002/2003
                                                                     MARCH 2004          FEBRUARY 2004 JANUARY 2004                           ACTUAL
Cash Flows from Operating Activities
RECEIPTS
Rates & Annual Charges                                                   1,577,427.06          1,429,433.07            1,197,505.09            1,780,502.89
User Charges & Fees                                                        370,156.01            235,292.75              317,762.85              416,220.05
Interest                                                                   238,223.13            192,703.32              164,245.96              286,274.67
Grants                                                                   2,967,290.03          2,927,707.05            2,200,934.11            3,137,444.55
Contributions                                                            1,048,472.91          1,031,264.94              753,854.09            1,280,056.34
Other                                                                      147,379.28            133,524.26              106,529.36              277,860.05
Internal Incomes & Expenses                                                      0.00                260.00                    0.00                    0.00
                                                                         6,348,948.42          5,950,185.39            4,740,831.46            7,178,358.55
PAYMENTS
Employee Costs                                                           1,344,963.24          1,176,893.81            1,037,613.44            2,146,005.59
Materials & Contracts                                                    1,465,757.73          1,303,712.82            1,136,827.68            1,410,831.15
Interest                                                                         0.00                  0.00                    0.00                    0.00
Other                                                                      628,054.04            572,483.51              520,225.85              779,779.09
                                                                         3,438,775.01          3,053,090.14            2,694,666.97            4,336,615.83

NET CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES                               2,910,173.41          2,897,095.25            2,046,164.49            2,841,742.72
Cash Flows from Investing Activities
PROCEEDS FROM
Long Term Debtor Repayments                                                  8,312.34              8,312.34                8,312.34              22,523.41
Sale of Real Estate Assets                                                  13,500.00             13,500.00               13,500.00                   0.00
Sale of Property, Plant & Equipment                                        426,720.91            431,539.10              324,302.72             690,439.46
Other                                                                                                                          0.00                   0.00
                                                                           448,533.25            453,351.44              346,115.06             712,962.87
PAYMENTS FOR
Purchase of Investments                                                          0.00                  0.00                    0.00                    0.00
Purchase of Property, Plant & Equipment                                  2,985,506.70          2,624,328.12            2,240,971.37            3,723,097.20
Purchase of Real Estate Assets                                                   0.00                  0.00                    0.00                    0.00
Other                                                                            0.00                  0.00                    0.00                    0.00
                                                                         2,985,506.70          2,624,328.12            2,240,971.37            3,723,097.20

NET CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES                             (2,536,973.45)       (2,170,976.68)          (1,894,856.31)            (3,010,134.33)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
PROCEEDS FROM
Borrowings & Advances                                                      447,520.00            338,770.00              303,770.00             844,566.00
Other                                                                            0.00                  0.00                    0.00                   0.00
                                                                           447,520.00            338,770.00              303,770.00             844,566.00
PAYMENTS FOR
Borrowings & Advances                                                      127,560.00              61,310.00              34,262.00             201,672.00
Other                                                                            0.00                   0.00                   0.00                   0.00
                                                                           127,560.00              61,310.00              34,262.00             201,672.00

NET CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES                                 319,960.00             277,460.00             269,508.00              642,894.00

NETT INCREASE/(DECREASE) IN CASH                                         693,159.96          1,003,578.57              420,816.18              474,502.39

         This is Page No. 58 of the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Coolamon
         held in the Council Chambers, Coolamon on the 22nd April, 2004.


         .................................................…….   MAYOR         ……..................................................GENERAL
         MANAGER.
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF COOLAMON HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, COOLAMON ON 22ND
APRIL, 2004.


                                                                    COOLAMON SHIRE COUNCIL
                                                            STATEMENT OF PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT

                                                                         for the period 1st July 2003 to 30th June 2004
                                                                                                                                                        2002/2003
                                                                                         MARCH 2004          FEBRUARY 2004 JANUARY 2004 DECEMBER 2003    ACTUAL
 1. CURRENT RATIO

 CURRENT ASSETS                                                                                17.95                 18.25        18.78     13.89          10.91
 CURRENT LIABILITIES

 2. UNRESTRICTED CURRENT RATIO

 CURRENT ASSETS LESS ALL EXTERNAL RESTRICTIONS                                                 9.96                  11.21        10.78      7.99           8.12
 CURRENT LIABILITIES LESS SPECIFIC PURPOSE LIABILITIES

 3. DEBT SERVICE RATIO

 DEBT SERVICE COST                                                                               0                     0            0         0              0
 REVENUE FROM ORDINARY ACTIVITIES

 4. RATE COVERAGE RATIO

 RATES & ANNUAL CHARGES                                                                      27.95%                28.33%         34.29%    36.29%        25.40%
 TOTAL REVENUE

 5. RATES & ANNUAL CHARGES OUTSTANDING PERCENTAGE

 RATES & ANNUAL CHARGES OUTSTANDING                                                          24.97%                30.34%         41.46%    42.40%         7.94%
 RATES & ANNUAL CHARGES COLLECTIBLE



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.................................................……. MAYOR ……..................................................GENERAL MANAGER.
                  MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF COOLAMON
                  HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, COOLAMON ON 22ND APRIL, 2004.




                                         COOLAMON SHIRE COUNCIL
                         INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RESTRICTIONS 2003/2004 BUDGET YEAR

                                                   for the period 1st July 2003 to 30th June 2004
                                                                                                                      2003/2004            2002/2003
                                                      MARCH 2004         FEBRUARY 2004 JANUARY 2004                     BUDGET              ACTUAL
GENERAL FUND
EXTERNALLY RESTRICTED
Allawah Village Loan-Licence                             1,420,609.00         1,372,459.00         1,420,609.00            720,731.00         1,255,609.00
Allawah Lodge Contributions                                449,794.00           407,294.00           399,342.00            183,725.00           294,834.00
Waste Management                                           150,329.28           150,329.28           158,451.52             56,764.00           128,906.86
Developer Contributions - Section 94                        55,431.76            55,431.76            55,431.76             20,245.00            38,303.76
Road Damage Royalties                                       87,197.11            87,197.11            79,581.81                                  64,166.31
NSW RFS Special Funding                                     10,664.72            10,664.72            10,664.72                                  12,299.29
Museum Funding                                              20,892.45            34,963.67            36,144.56                                  46,348.39
Local Heritage Fund                                            256.83               930.83               930.83                                   5,767.43
Community Aged Care Packages                                37,279.25            40,087.25            33,426.23                                  22,464.81
RTA - State Roads                                           49,985.58            43,016.90            29,372.68              8,000.00            26,853.41
Neighbour Aid                                               68,127.22            28,537.39            33,782.00                                     953.30
On-site Sewage Management                                    4,376.71             4,376.71             4,376.71                                   4,376.71
                                                         2,354,943.91         2,235,288.62         2,262,113.82            989,465.00         1,900,883.27
INTERNALLY RESTRICTED
Asset Management (unspecified)                             935,000.00           935,000.00           935,000.00         1,039,146.00            935,000.00
Aged Persons                                              (60,888.15)            83,458.75            47,739.93           101,712.00            169,751.54
Dementia Unit Donations                                          0.00                 0.00                 0.00                                 119,170.61
Swimming Pools                                              90,000.00            90,000.00            90,000.00             50,000.00            90,000.00
Town Improvement - Subdivision                              20,025.00            27,625.00            27,625.00             28,115.00            28,115.00
Community Housing Programme                                 30,000.00            30,000.00            30,000.00             23,372.00            30,000.00
Rehabilitation of Gravel Pits                               22,000.00            22,000.00            22,000.00             29,500.00            22,000.00
Coolamon Caravan Park                                        8,000.00             8,000.00             8,000.00              5,000.00             8,000.00
Employees Leave Entitlements                               400,000.00           400,000.00           400,000.00            405,000.00           400,000.00
Plant Replacement                                          844,077.92           844,077.92           844,077.92            918,132.00           844,077.92
Youth Council                                                2,500.00             2,500.00             2,500.00                                   2,500.00
Deferred Works                                                   0.00           185,092.07           167,314.25                                 363,000.00
Information Technology                                           0.00                 0.00                 0.00                                       0.00
                                                         2,290,714.77         2,627,753.74         2,574,257.10         2,599,977.00          3,011,615.07

UNRESTRICTED                                               832,674.25           914,464.54            383,630.71         (109,186.00)               12,245.77

Total Cash Balance - General Fund                       5,478,332.93         5,777,506.89         5,220,001.62         3,480,256.00         4,924,744.10

COOLAMON SEWERAGE FUND
Sewerage Funds                                             656,248.64           678,009.23            673,757.72           498,692.00           632,953.29
                                                           656,248.64           678,009.23            673,757.72           498,692.00           632,953.29

Total Cash Balance - Coolamon Sewerage                    656,248.64           678,009.23           673,757.72           498,692.00           632,953.29

GANMAIN SEWERAGE FUND
Sewerage Funds                                             134,237.20           123,721.26            102,715.65           128,352.00               17,961.42
                                                           134,237.20           123,721.26            102,715.65           128,352.00               17,961.42

Total Cash Balance - Ganmain Sewerage                     134,237.20           123,721.26           102,715.65           128,352.00             17,961.42

TOTAL CONSOLIDATED CASH                                 6,268,818.77         6,579,237.38         5,996,474.99         4,107,300.00         5,575,658.81




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                  in the Council Chambers, Coolamon on the 22nd April, 2004.


                  .................................................……. MAYOR ……..................................................GENERAL MANAGER.
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF COOLAMON
HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, COOLAMON ON 22ND APRIL, 2004.


          CS2) STINSON STREET SUBDIVISION – SALE OF BLOCKS (S.16-02)

          Following the registration of the plan of subdivision for the first nine lots fronting
          Booth Street, Coolamon, Council is now in a position whereby these blocks can be
          advertised for sale.

          In view of the current market conditions existing in Coolamon it is recommended
          that the first nine blocks be advertised for sale at a price of $40,000 per block GST
          inclusive.

          Recommendation

          That Council adopt a sale price of $40,000 including GST for Lots 1-9, Booth
          Street, Coolamon.

          RESOLVED that Council adopt a sale price of $40,000 including GST for Lots
          1-9, Booth Street, Coolamon. 106/4/2004


          CS3) COOLAMON SHIRE – COMMUNITY/SOCIAL PLAN (S.11-07)

          The Local Government (General) Regulation 1999 requires all Councils in New
          South Wales to develop a Social/Community Plan and report on identified access
          and equity activities in their Annual Report.

         Attached with the information papers is the Community Plan for the period
          2004/2009 for Council‟s consideration. This is the second plan prepared by
          Council which addresses all of the criteria as outlined by the Department of Local
          Government. This plan is required to be submitted to the Department by the 30th
          November, 2004.

          Recommendation

          That the Community Plan for the period 2004/2009 be adopted and a copy of this
          plan forwarded to the Department of Local Government.

          RESOLVED that the Community Plan for the period 2004/2009 be adopted
          and a copy of this plan forwarded to the Department of Local Government.
          107/4/2004




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.................................................……. MAYOR ……..................................................GENERAL MANAGER.
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF COOLAMON
HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, COOLAMON ON 22ND APRIL, 2004.


          CS4) SALE OF LAND FOR UNPAID RATES AND CHARGES (R.04-06)

          At the Sale of Land for Unpaid Rates and Charges held on the 21st January, 2004
          the following parcels of land were offered for sale and failed to attract a bid:

           2204                 Prospectus Pty Ltd                          Part Lot 6, DP. 6302
           2629/1               Estate Late S J Adams                       Lot 6, Section 6, Town of Yithan

          Council has now received an offer of $250.00 for the purchase of the above two
          properties from Telminex NL. Both of these parcels of land are situated in the
          Ardlethan Tin Mines area and have no commercial value to anyone other than
          Telminex NL.

          Recommendation

          That Council accept the offer of $250.00 from Telminex NL for the purchase of
          Part Lot 6, DP. 6302 and Lot 6, Section 6, Town of Yithan.

          RESOLVED that Council accept the offer of $250.00 from Telminex NL for
          the purchase of Part Lot 6, DP. 6302 and Lot 6, Section 6, Town of Yithan.
          108/4/2004




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.................................................……. MAYOR ……..................................................GENERAL MANAGER.
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF COOLAMON
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4.3       EXECUTIVE    MANAGER,       ENGINEERING                                                                           &
          ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES’ REPORTS

          ES1) MR240 (SECTION 47.6KMS TO 49.9KMS)

          This 2km section has now received final seal and is virtually completed other than
          linemarking and establishment of guide posts and other related street furniture.


          ES2) ARDLETHAN ROAD 240 (SECTION 36.9KMS TO 40.7KMS)

          This work has also received the final reseal over this section and is now waiting
          linemarking which should be completed prior to meeting day.


          ES3) ROADS TO RECOVERY PROGRAMME

          RANNOCK ROAD

          The 1km section of this road has now been restructured, stabilised and sealed.

          MARRAR NORTH ROAD

          Shoulder widening work from the Old Junee Road north to Coffin Road Lane has
          been widened and a pavement reseal applied. This provides a pavement width of
          7.0m from Marrar to Coffin Rock Lane (approx 17kms).


          ES4) UNSEALED SHIRE ROADS – STABILISATION PROGRAMME

          Approximately 1.2kms of the eastern section of Marrarvale Lane has received
          stabilisation work.


          ES5) BITUMEN SEALING AND RESEALING PROGRAMME

          The following list indicates the works recently completed with regards to sealing
          and bitumen resealing works through the various towns of the Shire and also urban
          locations:

          Marrar
           Don Street Seal (Lynne-Wood)
           Marrar North Shoulder widening seal (13-18.2kms)



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          Coolamon
           Wallace Street (Devlin-Booth)
           Douglas Street Reseal (MR240-Methul)
           Loughnan Street Reseal (MR240-Lewis)

          Ganmain
           Moore Street Reseal (Hannah-Deacon)
           Spring Street Reseal (Hannah-Deacon)
           Menangle Street Reseal (Waterview-Loch)

          Matong
           Wood Street Reseal (MR243-Devlin)
           Matong School Reseal (drop off area)
           Devlin Street Seal (Deepwater-Olive)
           Devlin Street Seal (Wood-Yanko)

          Ardlethan
           Fisher Street Reseal (Redmond-Park)
           Yithan Street Reseal (Ariah-Warri)
           Yithan Street Reseal (Warri-Bygoo)

          Rural
           MR240 Seal (47.6 to 49.9kms)
           MR240 Reseal (36.9 to 40.7kms)
           Rannock Road Seal (15.8 to 16.9kms)
           Rannock Road Shoulder Widening Seal (16.9 to 17.2kms)
           MR243 Correct Reseal (0.7 to 3.95kms)
           MR240 Reseal Rubber (3.99 to 4.98kms)
           Matong North Road Rubber Reseal (6.5 to 11.7kms)



          ES6) SHIRE ROAD MAINTENANCE

          The following roads have received some attention since the last meeting:

              Logan Lane, SR247 (MR243 to Croziers Lane)
              Allan Brill‟s Lane, SR143 (Ganmain town to third house)
              Lower Showground Road (Ganmain to Firman‟s Lane)
              Rands Tank Road, SR239 (Ganmain to Wagga boundary)
              Old Roping Pole Road, SR244 (Roping Pole Road to Grave Street)

          RESOLVED that the Executive Manager, Engineering & Environmental
          Services’ Reports (ES1-ES6) be received and the information noted. 109/4/2004

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.................................................……. MAYOR ……..................................................GENERAL MANAGER.
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF COOLAMON
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          ES7) PARKS AND GARDENS REPORT (P.01-01)

          Parks & Gardens Supervisor Reports

          RECOMMENDATIONS AND COMMENTS ARISING FROM THE RECENT
          TOUR OF THE SHIRE

          1)        MARRAR

                    a)         York Street Paving and Landscaping

                               The nature strip area along the main business section of York Street
                               has deteriorated over time. Ground cover is sparse and levels have
                               risen creating trip hazards. Relevelling of the area along selective
                               paved walkways to active businesses as requested by the
                               Community.

                               Recommendation

                               Adopt part paving and feature landscaping with advanced street trees
                               with decorative tree guards drip irrigated from existing taps.

                    b)         Sugar Gums – See Street

                               Recommendation

                               Mature Sugar Gums in See Street to be selectively pruned, ie.
                               deadwood and dangerous branches removed. A gradual removal
                               programme could be considered if thought necessary say one tree
                               removed per year with a suitable replant. The removals would be
                               expensive and may denude this area. In the interim Nioka Tree
                               Surgery are expected to start this work around the 20th April, 2004.
                               Total removal of all trees is very expensive (approx. $2,500 per tree)
                               involving approximately 10 trees. Recent correspondence from the
                               Marrar Progress Association indicate their desire to retain these
                               trees, and only carry out maintenance pruning.

          2)        COOLAMON

                    a)         Cowabbie Street Median Upgrade

                               I strongly support the proposed Cowabbie Street upgrade in general.
                               Specific consideration should be given to the Cowabbie Street
                               median area upgrade. This area directly opposite the Newsagency
                               requires a major garden upgrade and redesign to allow pedestrian


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                               access to the Cenotaph area directly opposite. This would be a good
                               opportunity to look at a paved area with possible raised stage type
                               area to expand available areas for formal functions. Garden design
                               could reflect the Cenotaph garden creating considerable aesthetic
                               appeal.

                    b)         Footpath Loughnan Street

                               Consideration could be given to paving a walkway linking the Up-
                               to-Date Store to the RSL Building. A similar approach to the Marrar
                               concept could be considered. The path need only be 2.0 metres wide
                               and selective paving the full width. Total full width paving is not
                               considered necessary and the cost for same would be in the order of
                               $60/m2. Additional street trees and feature tree guards could be
                               planted along in the unpaved areas.

                    c)         Jacaranda Park Upgrade

                               Jacaranda Park is in need of an improved irrigation system and
                               perhaps extensive replanting of suitable trees in the non-irrigated
                               areas. Additional playground equipment could also be investigated.
                               This is also an approach to town. Development of the area for
                               housing may detract from the appeal of the area when entering town.

                    d)         Intersection of Cowabbie & Rannock Road

                               Another area requiring development is the intersection of Cowabbie
                               and Rannock Road. Planting of suitable species would greatly
                               enhance this dual entrance to town.

          3)        GANMAIN

                    a)         Ford Street Reconstruction

                               I strongly support Ford Street reconstruction which will allow for an
                               improved streetscape to be established. Removal of existing Cedar
                               trees and Kurrajong trees would be necessary.

                    b)         Boggy Creek

                               Requests have been made about removing cabungie from Boggy
                               Creek. I would be cautious in doing so for several reasons. The
                               reeds act as a filter slowing water and filtering it. Removing it may
                               lead to increased erosion of the Boggy Creek banks. Also removal
                               upstream of the Boggy Creek Bridge would conflict with the local


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                               Landcare groups aim of revegetation and improving the biodiversity
                               of that area. Concerns about the reeds contributing to flooding seem
                               unfounded. The area can be improved with further plantings rather
                               than removal of the cabungie reeds.

                    c)         Town Approaches (Matong Side)

                               An obvious area of improvement for the town would be the
                               approaches to town from Matong. Selective existing Cedar trees
                               could be considered for removal or supplemented with a suitable
                               avenue of new trees and shrubs. The table drain may be able to be
                               partially filled allowing for mowing of this area from the 50km sign.
                               In conjunction with this a small area opposite the Old Bakehouse
                               could be developed with a horse trough, picnic table and further tree
                               planting.

          4)        MATONG

                    a)         Parking Area

                               Roadside parking area is in a very poor condition and is in need of a
                               landscape upgrade including irrigation.

                    b)         Existing Sugar Gums should be retained, deadwooded and
                               selectively thinned. Removal of up to 30 year old trees would
                               denude the area. An approach similar to Marrar is recommended
                               with maintenance lopping of dangerous limbs and supplementary
                               tree/shrub planting where necessary.

                               There is an existing irrigation system servicing garden beds in this
                               area that needs upgrading. Suitable plantings can then be established
                               in existing beds.

          5)        ARDLETHAN

                    a)         Kelpie Dog Carpark Areas

                               I support the idea of a carparking area at the Kelpie Dog Park which
                               could be an opportunity to reduce the amount of irrigated lawn
                               whilst enhancing the area with suitable plantings and footpath
                               paving.




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                    b)         Gardens

                               Recently renovated garden beds in the main business area will be
                               replanted this Autumn as will garden mounds at the intersection
                               leading into town and the mound opposite the Hotel.

                    c)         Lions Carpark – Raised Pot Removals

                               Trees currently growing in raised pots in the carpark next to the
                               Bowling Club should be partially retained with a gradual removal of
                               pots when they reach the end of their lifespan. To remove pots from
                               healthy trees would probably cost the life of that tree hence a
                               progressive removal plan is suggested.

                               When the pots are progressively removed and trees replanted they
                               should be replanted at ground level, not in pots. Suitable guards for
                               new trees would be needed or plant the trees in rows with Bollards
                               protecting an entire row.

                               Trees grown in large planters will have a reduced lifespan and will
                               not continue to survive if the pots are simply removed from them.

          6)        BECKOM

                    The current project of installing lights will be completed by the end of the
                    month along with the new barbeque.

                    I would recommend the planting of native tubestock on the approach to
                    town leading to the Town Park.

          Recommendation

          For Council information.

          Council’s Parks Supervisor attended the meeting and addressed Council on his
          report.

          RESOLVED that the Parks Supervisor’s Report be presented to the Parks
          Committee for detailed consideration and that a report be then presented to
          Council. 110/4/2004




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          ES9) ROAD SAFETY OFFICER’S REPORT (R.04-01)

          Road Safety Officer Reports

          RTA Submissions

                All submissions for the 2004-2005 financial year have been submitted to the
                 Roads and Traffic Authority for approval for funding. Submission were due
                 in on the 1 April 2004.
                One of the projects included in the 2004-2005 financial year will be a
                 project targeting motorists along the Newell Highway including Bland,
                 Coonabarabran, Forbes, Gilgandara, Jerilderie, Moree Plains, Narrandera,
                 Narromine, Parkes, Urana and Coolamon
                Road Safety Officers from these regions will do a joint campaign to ensure a
                 consistent message is given to motorists.
                The Coolamon Road Safety Officer has been attending regular meetings
                 regarding this.

          Ardlethan Driver Fatigue Campaign
             .
              A survey of driver‟s habits stopping at the Ardlethan Site was also
                conducted during the Ardlethan Driver Reviver periods over the Christmas
                and New Year Break.
              Forty five people responded to the survey, with statistics and information
                being collated. A copy of the survey results will be forwarded on to the
                Coolamon Shire Council.

          Headlights on Campaign

                The headlights on campaign will be running again during April/May 2004.
                Radio advertising will begin to encourage motorists to turn their headlights
                 on during the day.
                Press advertising will also be conducted in the Temora Independent in the
                 Coolamon section.
                A competition will be conducted over the radio with drivers identified as
                 driving with their headlights in the day time to be given a prize.

          Recommendation

          For Council information.

          RESOLVED that the report be received and noted.                              111/4/2004




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          ES10)         NOXIOUS WEEDS OFFICER’S REPORT (N.02-01)

          Noxious Weeds Officer Reports

          1)        CHILEAN NEEDLE GRASS DECLARATION

                    Council‟s Weeds Advisory Officer has recently received correspondence
                    from Mr. Michael Michelmore, Regional Weed Control Coordinator from
                    the Southern Tablelands in regards to the declaration of Chilean Needle
                    Grass (Nassella neesiana) in the Riverina. Currently seven Councils have
                    decided to declare Chilean Needle grass mainly around the south west
                    districts such as Hume, Corowa ECT… There are no known infestations in
                    Coolamon Shire at present and the weed is currently isolated to those
                    southern Council areas. The weed is a South American perennial grass that
                    is highly invasive, a prolific seeder and very hard to eradicate once
                    established. (See attached items) Our current farming systems in this area
                    would keep Chilean Needle Grass from becoming an on farm problem,
                    however potentially it has a major possibility of becoming a serious
                    roadside weed. Council‟s Weeds Advisory Officer has had extensive
                    experience with a closely related perennial grass species Serrated Tussock
                    (Nassella trichotoma) in the Southern Tablelands. Although the Riverina is
                    vastly different in climate and agricultural practices, it is still felt that any
                    Nassella species such as Chilean Needle Grass has the potential to become a
                    serious roadside weed in this area.

                    Recommendation

                    That Coolamon Shire take a pro-active approach to potential new weed
                    threats and support the Regional Plan by declaring Chilean Needle Grass
                    noxious with a W2 category, requiring the plant to be continually
                    suppressed and destroyed.

                    RESOLVED that Coolamon Shire take a pro-active approach to
                    potential new weed threats and support the Regional Plan by declaring
                    Chilean Needle Grass noxious with a W2 category, requiring the plant
                    to be continually suppressed and destroyed. 112/4/2004


          2)        NOXIOUS WEEDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

                    The Noxious Weeds Advisory Committee has made some progress with
                    various landholders agreeing to participate for a twelve month period.
                    Interested landholders include: Brian Rayment from the Ardlethan district,
                    John O‟Dwyer from Coolamon, Mark Langtry from Marrar, and Keith
                    Symons from Matong. Councilors involved are John Seymour and John


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                    O‟Brien. It is thought that this will be an in-formal, relaxed environment
                    where landholder‟s and Council staff can discuss noxious weeds issues that
                    are relevant to the district.

                    Recommendation

                    That Council adopts the proposed structure of the committee and
                    implements further steps to progress to the first meeting.

                    RESOLVED that in accordance with Section 355 of the Local
                    Government Act the following persons be designated as the Noxious
                    Weeds Advisory Committee: 113/4/2004

                         Brian Rayment, Ardlethan
                         John O’Dwyer, Coolamon
                         Mark Langtry, Marrar
                         Keith Symons, Matong

                    Council Delegates: Clr. John Seymour and Clr. John O’Brien


          3)        INSPECTORIAL GRANTS

                    After consultation with senior Council staff it has been determined to trial
                    taking the entire inspectorial /coordination grant this financial year. This
                    will boost funding by $12,000 per annum. The grant is specific to
                    inspections, coordinating programs, training, and extension activities. This
                    additional funding will result in the increase of private property inspection
                    by double the current amount. This will avoid peak periods of farm and
                    Council operational activity, and make inspections a regular part of the
                    program.




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4.4       MANAGER,                   ENVIRONMENTAL                            &       HEALTH               SERVICES
          REPORTS

          HS1)          DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS (B.05-03)

          The following applications have been approved:-

          05/2004              Lot 1, DP. 164417 & Lot 160, DP. 750857 – 2 Lot Rural
                               Subdivision.

          07/2004              Lot 1, Section 22, DP. 758277, Wade Street, Coolamon – Awning.

          08/2004              Lot 87, DP. 750829, Leary‟s Lane, Coolamon – dwelling.

          11/2004              Lot 4, DP. 883410, Booth Street, Coolamon – Subdivision.


          COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT CONSENT

          2004/10              Lot 2, DP. 810627, Mirrool Street, Coolamon – carport.

          2004/11              Lot 11, DP. 260538, Kindra Crescent, Coolamon – dwelling.

          2004/12              Lot 5, DP. 758277, Bruce Street, Coolamon – shed.

          2004/14              Lot 12, DP. 1050889, Kindra Crescent, Coolamon – shed.

          2004/15              Lot 1, DP. 876640, Devlin Street, Coolamon – studio.

          2004/17              Lot 172, DP. 845297, Booth Street, Coolamon – shed.

          2004/18              Lot 282, DP. 750846, Cowabbie Street, Coolamon – verandah.

          2004/19              Lot 1, Section 29, DP. 758428, Lerida Street, Ganmain – shed.

          2004/23              Lot 316, DP. 820813, Mirrool Street, Coolamon – pergola.

          Recommendation

          For Council information.

          RESOLVED that the report be received and adopted.                                114/4/2004




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          HS2)          CHEMICAL COLLECTIONS (G.01-05)

          Following on from the recent success of the last Chemical Collection, REROC
          Waste Forum have been successful in obtaining a grant to undertake another one.

          It is proposed that a collection will be held in Coolamon on Tuesday, 18th May,
          2004 at the Council Shire Depot.

          The collection will be carried out in the same manner as the last one where a shed
          was used within the Council Depot and the Contractor undertook all other work
          necessary to carry out the operation.

          This service has cost Council no money and it is considered a benefit to the
          Community and to the Waste Landfill Depots.

          Recommendation

          1)        That Council approve the next Chemical Collection for Tuesday, 18th May,
                    2004 at the Council Shire Depot.

          2)        That Council advertise this chemical collection in the next monthly
                    newsletter.

          RESOLVED: 115/4/2004

          1)        That Council approve the next Chemical Collection for Tuesday, 18th
                    May, 2004 at the Council Shire Depot.

          2)        That Council advertise this chemical collection in the next monthly
                    newsletter.


          HS3) DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 10/04 – ALTERATIONS AND
               ADDITIONS TO COMMERCIAL BUILDING AT LOT 1, DP. 17660,
               COWABBIE STREET, COOLAMON (PF1229/01)

          An application has been received requesting permission to construct a shed and
          undertake a business on the above mentioned property. This property is located on
          the corner of Cowabbie and Mann Street within Council‟s heritage precinct area.
          For this reason it was advertised to neighbouring properties as well as comment
          being received from Council‟s Heritage Advisor.

          One submission of support was received from the advertising period.




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         A copy of the proposal has been distributed with the information papers for your
          information.

          The existing property is zoned 2(V) and has been used as a vacant block at the rear
          with the shop frontages used to store old farm machinery. The proposal is not
          prohibited under Council‟s LEP 95 and the DCP permits the use subject to certain
          provisions regarding heritage and building compliance.

          ASSESSMENT

          Heritage

          As previously mentioned this building is located with Council‟s main street heritage
          precinct. The applicant does not wish to change the front façade dramatically,
          except for provision of the Company CRT logo and a Westpac sign.

          Council‟s Heritage Advisor has requested that these corporate colours be toned
          down to burnt yellow, terracotta and brunswick green. It was not thought advisable
          that the Westpac logo be painted onto the façade. There is no problem with the
          existing Westpac underawning sign being relocated to outside this shop premises.

          The colour of the shed has been indicated in heritage style colours and is considered
          adequate.

          Car Parking/Access

          This property is currently unfenced and predominantly vacant, and as such is being
          used as a defacto carpark by shop owners and patrons. This area is also used by the
          Supermarket for unloading goods.

          Whilst Council acknowledges that this area has been convenient for all users, it is
          private land and there is no responsibility by the landowner or Council to provide it
          for carparking or general purpose.

          The applicant wishes to fence the land and provide driveways, maneuvering and
          unloading areas on site. It is felt that the area proposed by the applicant is sufficient
          for this purpose. Council must ensure that all traffic movement does not conflict
          internally or with external traffic. For this reason it is considered appropriate to
          restrict the western entry along Mann Street to be entry only and ensure that the
          traffic flow follows the path indicated on the plan.

          Previously Council has approved a Development Application with the northern
          landowner that required access across this subject land. The owner of the northern
          property has indicated that he no longer needs this access and has permitted the



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          application to proceed without requiring that this access be maintained. This will
          need to be formalised to remove this requirement.

          This business will increase carparking requirements around the property. It is
          acknowledged that this is an existing shop moving several doors down the street to
          this new location therefore the majority of these cars are already absorbed into the
          main street parking provisions. The purpose for the move is to allow better access
          to pickup and delivery of items which should also reduce external carparking.

          Having acknowledged that this area is currently used as a carpark these vehicles
          will now be required to locate elsewhere. The supermarket will be responsible for
          finding their own unloading area and it is considered acceptable to absorb the
          remaining vehicles into the street parking.

          Building Code of Australia

          All building work requires compliance with the Building Code of Australia in
          regard to fire services and egress provisions. This provision of egress also entails
          disabled access and required toilet facilities. Any consent granted will need to be
          conditioned to ensure that the building meets these requirements.

          Landscaping

          The existing vacant frontage along Cowabbie Street is somewhat bland and the
          applicant has provided some landscaping to the front to soften this appearance.
          This landscaping is on the corner of Mann and Cowabbie Streets and it will need to
          be ensured that it is low level landscaping to allow for adequate traffic vision.

          Council will need to be informed of what type of landscaping and how the applicant
          proposes to maintain this area to ensure the landscaping survives.

          CONCLUSION

          This building and vacant block are visually prominent to the main street of
          Coolamon and any decision must consider the effects of this building on the whole
          streetscape. Council has put considerable time and energy into maintaining a
          heritage streetscape. Any mistakes now have the potential to undo all this good
          work. For this reason Council need to be extremely careful with this proposal to
          ensure that it is visually acceptable.

          The proposed use of the building and the site layout are considered acceptable and
          an operational premises is considered a benefit to the town and main street.




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          Council will need to ensure that product is not displayed in any haphazard manner
          on the front elevations. The property will be fenced and all produce needed to be
          kept outside must be done so at the rear and kept in an orderly and neat manner.

          It is considered that the most important issues necessary to maintain the existing
          streetscape are landscaping and external heritage appearance. The proposal is
          considered acceptable for approval provided Council is happy with these two
          issues.

          Recommendation

          That Council approve Development Application 10/04 subject to conditions that
          reflect the above report and normal conditions of approval.

          Clr. Hutcheon declared an interest in this Application noting that he was the
          Contractor for the construction of the new building and vacated the Council
          Chambers.

          RESOLVED that Council approve Development Application 10/04 subject to
          conditions that reflect the above report and normal conditions of approval.
          116/4/2004


          Clr. Hutcheon returned to the meeting following discussion on the above item.


          HS4) STATUTE BARRED INFRINGEMENTS – COMPENSATION (I.04-
               01)

          Correspondence has been received from the Infringement Processing Bureau
          making a formal offer to Council of compensation for Statute Barred Infringements
          for the period 1st September, 2002 to the 31st January, 2004.

          This total compensation comes to $88.00.

          The Infringement Processing Bureau is the body that follows up and recovers any
          money, or undertakes Court action on any Infringement Notices enforced by
          Council. It appears that due to Staff reduction and change of address that some of
          these Infringement Notices have now fallen outside their ability to be enforced.

          As mentioned the Infringement Processing Bureau is now willing to offer
          compensation of 80% of the Infringement Penalty amount for fines imposed but
          unable to be collected through no fault of Councils. In order to collect this
          compensation Council must sign a Deed of Release to formalise the arrangement.




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          Recommendation

          That Council execute under Seal of Council the Deed of Release.

          RESOLVED that Council execute under Seal of Council the Deed of Release.
          117/4/2004




          HS5) DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 2004/10 - CONSTRUCTION OF A
               CARPORT AT 88 MIRROOL STREET, COOLAMON (PF1458/01)

          An application has been received proposing to construct a carport at the front of the
          above mentioned dwelling. This carport will be within Council‟s required 8 metre
          setback. It should be noted at this point that the setback in Mirrool Street is actually
          6 metres as there are existing houses already located on that setback and thus
          creating precedence. The applicant has advised that the existing garage is proposed
          to be turned into an additional room and that a new carport will be constructed at
          the front.

         A copy of the proposed plan has been provided for your information.

          When considering an application like this Council must obviously consider the
          visual appearance and the impact that this type of development would have on the
          existing streetscape. The proposed method of construction is to provide a gable end
          matching the existing dwelling.

          The existing front elevation of the dwelling is not considered particularly appealing
          and the proposal would give this elevation more character.

          The existing layout of the dwelling has been designed to take in the northerly
          aspects on a narrow block frontage, the area to the north of the dwelling slopes
          away and any proposal to put the carport beside there would be detrimental to the
          existing solar aspects of the dwelling.

          There is presently a large Jacaranda tree to the south of the proposed new carport,
          this already screens the house from the street and is an important component of the
          streetscape. It is recommended that any approval granted would require that this
          tree remain.

          The proposal put forward by the applicant is considered in keeping with the
          streetscape and the design of the carport will not be detrimental to the street or the
          house frontage.

          Presently the dwelling is situated 8 metres off the front boundary and the proposed
          carport will extend 6.6 metres from the house to the front of the property. This will
          only leave 1.4 metres of setback.

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          The need for a 6.6 metre long carport is questioned as most carports are only 6
          metres long and adequately cater for a single car space. Should the carport be
          reduced to 6 metres it will provide for a setback of 2 metres and still meet the
          required use.

          Recommendation

          1)        That Council approve the addition of a carport to the front of 88 Mirrool
                    Street, Coolamon.

          2)        That the carport be approved at 6 metres in length leaving a setback of 2
                    metres from the front boundary.

          3)        That the existing Jacaranda tree remain.

          RESOLVED: 118/4/2004

          1)        That Council approve the addition of a carport to the front of 88
                    Mirrool Street, Coolamon.

          2)        That the carport be approved at 6 metres in length leaving a setback of
                    2 metres from the front boundary.

          3)        That the existing Jacaranda tree remain.

          4)        That the Development Consent be conditioned to ensure the carport is
                    not enclosed.




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          HS6) CULTURAL HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT REPORT (H.04-03)

          Cultural Heritage Development Officer‟s Report – December 2003 - April, 2004

          1.        The Up-to-Date Store:

                    1.1        It was with pleasure that the Up-to-Date Store received Coolamon
                               Shire Councillors and Staff as part of the Capital Infrastructure
                               Program of Works Tour on Tuesday, April 6th. The Store is an asset
                               that our Shire should be immensely proud of. Years of work and
                               research are coming to fruition with State & Federal Heritage bodies
                               recognizing the Store‟s value. A Significance & Rarity Assessment
                               performed by Dr Michael Pearson indicates that of the 106
                               comparable buildings, the Up-to-Date Store is in the top 14 for its
                               intact state. Its housing of the Lamson Cash Railway System raises
                               the Store‟s significance to one of the two rarest examples of late 19th
                               or early 20th century general stores in Australia.

                    1.2        Andrew Buxton is a principal researcher at the University of Sussex,
                               Brighton. He is considered to be a world authority on the Lamson
                               Cash Carrier. He has published papers, books and manages the
                               world wide website – cashrailway.co.uk. Mr Buxton‟s research
                               supports that of Lamson Paragon, the RNE database and our local
                               historian, Jeanette Campbell, in claiming that Coolamon‟s Lamson
                               Cash Ball System is the only of its type in-situ in the world. It is
                               exciting to realise that Coolamon is the home of this object of world-
                               wide significance. Andrew has informed me that he will be coming
                               to Australia (Coolamon) in mid September to further investigate this
                               system.

                    1.3        In building the Store‟s use as an exemplary & innovative cultural
                               facility and community asset, the following directions are being
                               developed:

                                   Upon completion of the Interpretation & Exhibition, the Store
                                    will be promoted as a Conference Centre that boasts a unique
                                    „bush‟ atmosphere. In order to operate as such, conference
                                    hardware and furniture need to be acquired. I ask Council to
                                    make consideration for the purchase of this equipment in
                                    developing the 2004/2005 budget. Three expressions of interest
                                    to use the Store for this purpose have already been received, with
                                    no promotion occurring.

                                   Advertisement for expressions of interest to participate in the
                                    2004-2005 Exhibitions Program has resulted in 7 enquiries being

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                                    investigated. Two are program-based meaning that
                                    workshopping will occur at the Store (and around Coolamon)
                                    culminating in exhibitions. Another interesting proposal is the
                                    launch at the Store of a geo-political exhibition by (2003
                                    Australian Award Winning) artists Susan George & Waded.

                                   The Store will continue to operate as a museum and tourist
                                    attraction. Information has been forwarded to Probus Clubs and
                                    tour operators in the Wagga and Albury regions. The acquisition
                                    of the Mavis Furner Collection is being applauded in museum
                                    and heritage circles. I have also been informed from Alex
                                    Bowen, Ministry for the Arts (Museums) that the Garth Jones
                                    Collection has been offered as the best example of cataloguing of
                                    an agricultural collection in NSW. This was affirmed with the
                                    visit of a party from the National Museum, 3 weeks ago.

                                   The Store is being prepared for function hire. It is expected that
                                    this hire would form the greater part of the Store‟s income. The
                                    Up-to-Date Store Options Committee is endeavouring to build
                                    kitchen facilities, considered essential to encouraging the Store‟s
                                    usage and thus its $ income.

          2.        The Ganmain Hall:

                    In the past 12 months the Ganmain Hall Management committee have
                    funded or performed works to repair guttering, roofing, water damage,
                    electrical work, fire hazard maintenance, replace glass, perform yard works
                    and cleaning. Kitchen facilities have been purchased, with the new kitchen
                    to be installed within the next few weeks. The Ganmain Hall Management
                    Committee has also raised sufficient funds to commence works on tuck-
                    pointing and rendering of the damaged northern and eastern walls. The
                    committee has written to this officer requesting that representation be made
                    to place the remaining damp course works as a high priority in the upcoming
                    Works Budget. As expressed during the Promotions & Development Tour,
                    these works are necessary for the community to complete the restoration of
                    the hall and to further its use as a multi-adaptive community cultural facility.

          3.        Cultural Heritage and Economic Development Taskforce:

                    The CHED Taskforce was put into place to support the CHDO‟s facilitation
                    of the ASC Cultural & Economic Development Plan. It was proposed that
                    the taskforce would meet 6 times (once in each of the shire‟s towns) for a
                    period of 18 months. At the fifth meeting held in Ganmain on Monday,
                    April 5th, the Taskforce discussed its effectiveness and whether there was
                    value to its continued operation. The planned final meeting of Monday, July

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                    6th will be held in Coolamon. This Officer sincerely appreciates the
                    assistance of the taskforce members. I am certain that many of the project
                    successes would not have been achieved without their „on the ground‟ work.

          4.        Community Based Heritage Study:

                    Approximately 100 sites of significance have been identified, mapped,
                    keyed and entered into the NSW Heritage Office Inventory Database. The
                    next stage of the study is to add histories and photographs (past & present).
                    Consultant David Scobie will then research and add the
                    architectural/archeological statements & significance advice. Printouts will
                    then be offered for community perusal. The final stage of the study requires
                    a thematic history (in the form of a book). I have spoken with Melissa
                    Delaney from the Booranga Writers Centre, suggesting a partnership for this
                    element of the study. We are looking at 2 options: The contractual
                    employment of a Writer in Residence to facilitate writing workshops, with
                    several visiting and local writers contributing to a final product, or the
                    contractual employment of a writer to document a shire-wide history. An
                    option outside these proposals would be to employ an appropriate person to
                    pull together and compile a „dry‟ thematic study. The acquittal date for this
                    project is May 30, 2004. I expect to ask for an extension on the last area of
                    the study. I remind Council that this study is an integral component of the
                    Local Plan and is also necessary for future $ assistance from the Heritage
                    Office, especially in relation to local heritage and larger-project funding.

          5.        Coordinator & Program Performance Review:

                    As a major investor in the employment of the Cultural Heritage
                    Development Officer, the Department of State & Regional Development
                    requires an annual report. This report includes a Performance Review, a
                    Shire-wide community profile, Financial Statements and other relevant
                    information. The report was made and forwarded to the Department on
                    March 5th, 2004. A copy of the report is tabled for Council‟s perusal.

          6.        Professional Development and Meetings attended:

                    6.1        Member of Ministry for the Arts Regional Arts NSW Country Arts
                               Support Program (CASP) Assessment Panel. Reviewed and assessed
                               15 applications for funding assistance, with 13 recommendations (2
                               within our shire) being forwarded to the Ministry.

                    6.2        Regional Tourism: Attended Australian Tourism Development
                               Program information forum. $135 million has been budgeted in
                               support of Tourism White Paper. At this stage, we do not meet the
                               criteria laid down for either Category of the presented initiatives. It


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                               is my understanding that funding assistance is available for „big
                               picture‟ initiatives only. It is probably important to note that I do not
                               feel that Council‟s investment in Riverina Regional Tourism is being
                               utilised.

                    6.3        I have attended meetings and expressed an interest in this Shire‟s
                               participation in the Bird Routes of the South West Slopes Project. It
                               is hoped that a partnership of several shires and other government
                               and non-government organisations will see an ecologically-based
                               tourism strategy occur within the South West Slopes. This initiative
                               would meet the criteria of the ATDP Category 2 (up to $300,000)
                               funding application. This is an area that all townships of the
                               Coolamon Shire have the capability to participate in. Bird surveys
                               have occurred in 4 of the 6 townships, 3 „walks‟ are established and
                               appropriate areas for viewing are known and accessible.

                    6.4        Hosted the Murray Riverina Museum Professionals Network
                               meeting at the Up-to-Date Store in Coolamon. Forum received very
                               positive feedback with 4 representatives congratulating Coolamon
                               Shire as hosting the most successful day, yet.

                    6.5        Eastern Riverina Arts Program board member. The ERAP Annual
                               General Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 16th at Cootamundra
                               Shire Council, commencing at 10 am. A representative from
                               Coolamon Shire Council usually attends the AGM.

                    6.6        Riverina Area Consultative Committee – Maintaining representation
                               on the Riverina Development Officers‟ Network and finding
                               information and support valuable.

          Recommendation

          For Council information.

          RESOLVED that the Tourism brochures be adopted subject to minor changes
          as indicated to Council Staff. 119/4/2004




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          HS7) RELOCATABLE DWELLING AT THE CORNER OF WALLACE &
               MANN STREETS, COOLAMON (PF1574/2)

          Council has previously placed an Order under Section 121B(2) of the
          Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 requesting that the owner
          demolish or remove the relocated building structure.

          The Order issued on the owner of the above mentioned property gave 30 days for
          the building to be removed or demolished and the due date of this Order is on
          Friday, 23rd April, 2004. As of today‟s date, 22nd April, 2004 the building is still
          located on the property.

          In accordance with Clause 125(1) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment
          Act a person required or directed to undertake action that does not do so, is guilty of
          an offense against this Act. Council now has several options in relation to this
          matter.

          1)        Council can take the matter to Court to determine the offence and penalty.

          2)        Issue a SEINS Penalty Notice, which presently stands at $1,500. This does
                    not allow Council to take any further action. This means that a new Order
                    would need to commence.

          3)        Undertake the work to remove or demolish the offending item and recoup
                    the cost.

          Council presently has a $5,000 bond on the completion of this building. Council
          may wish to undertake the work necessary and use this bond money. Early
          indications of cost to remove this building to the Coolamon Tip would be in the
          order of $4,500.

          It should be noted that the EP&A Act does allow Council to sell any item collected
          as part of the compliance with the Order to recoup any costs incurred in the process.

          Recommendation

          That Council undertake the removal of this transportable dwelling to the Coolamon
          Tip and that the cost of this removal be undertaken from the bond presently held in
          relation to this Development Consent.

          RESOLVED that Council undertake the removal of this transportable
          dwelling to the Coolamon Tip and that the cost of this removal be undertaken
          from the bond presently held in relation to this Development Consent. 120/4/2004




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5.        REPORTS: DELEGATES/MAYOR/COUNCILLORS

          There were no Reports.


6.        QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

          1)        Clr. O‟Brien raised the issue of “Pollie Pedal” to be conducted through
                    Ardlethan on Sunday, 2nd May, 2004.

                    RESOLVED that Council request the Ardlethan Progress Association
                    to undertake catering for the visit and further that Council make a
                    donation of $200.00 towards the Millennium Foundation with its
                    research into childhood leukaemia. 121/4/2004

          2)        Clr. Seymour raised the issue of the Marrar Recreation Ground.

                    The Mayor, Clr. Menzies declared an interest in this matter noting that
                    his son Russell Menzies was the Treasurer for the Marrar Football Club
                    and that whilst that there was no pecuniary interest involved he
                    considered he had a conflict of interest and wished to take no part in
                    discussion or voting.

                    Clr. Menzies vacated the Council Chambers and returned when the
                    discussion had concluded.

                    RESOLVED that no action be taken.                        122/4/2004




         ADJOURNMENT
          RESOLVED that Council resolve into Committee of a Whole for the purpose of
          considering confidential matters as listed in the Committee of a Whole agenda for
          the reason that such matters are considered to be of a confidential nature and in
          accordance with Council's policy thereto. 123/4/2004

          Council adjourned at 5.05pm into Committee of a Whole and reconvened at
          5.10pm.


7.        RECOMMENDATIONS OF A COMMITTEE OF A WHOLE
          MEETING HELD 22ND APRIL, 2004.

          RESOLVED that the Recommendations of a Committee of a Whole Meeting
          held 22nd April, 2004 be adopted. 124/4/2004

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8.        MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING HELD 6TH APRIL,
          2004.

          RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Special Meeting held 6th April, 2004 be
          adopted. 125/4/2004


9.        RECOMMENDATIONS    OF    THE   MEETING    HELD
          CONCERNING URBAN FIRE FIGHTING ISSUES HELD 18TH
          MARCH, 2004.

          RESOLVED that the Recommendations of the Meeting held concerning
          Urban Fire Fighting Issues held 18th March, 2004 be adopted. 126/4/2004


10.       RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COOLAMON SHIRE
          OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE
          MEETING HELD 26TH FEBRUARY, 2004.

          RESOLVED that the Recommendations of the Coolamon Shire Occupational
          Health & Safety Committee Meeting held 26th February, 2004 be adopted.
          127/4/2004




11.       RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE                                                   STAFF             COMMITTEE
          MEETING HELD 22ND APRIL, 2004.

          RESOLVED that the Recommendations of the Staff Committee Meeting held
          22nd April, 2004 be adopted. 128/4/2004


                                            Meeting Closed at 5.15pm.


           Confirmed and signed during the Meeting held this 20th day of May, 2004.




                                      ……………………………………..

                                                        MAYOR



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