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   COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday 10th August 2010
                                             Table of Contents
133/2010 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES: ................................................................................3
134/2010 BUSINESS ARISING – MINUTES JULY 2010: ............................................................3
135/2010 COUNCIL WORKSHOPS HELD SINCE THE LAST MEETING: ........................................3
136/2010 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: .................................................................................4
137/2010 TABLING OF PETITIONS:..........................................................................................4
138/2010 PUBLIC QUESTION TIME..........................................................................................4
139/2010 COUNCILLOR QUESTION TIME .................................................................................4
140/2010 DEPUTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC........................................................12
141/2010 NOTICE OF MOTIONS BY COUNCILLORS................................................................12
142/2010 RESIDENTIAL OUTBUILDING (GARAGE) IN EXCESS OF 56M2 & 3 METRES IN
                HEIGHT (FLOOR AREA 80M2 - HEIGHT 4.38 METRES) - BAYVIEW DRIVE,
                BLACKSTONE HEIGHTS (CT:148949/3) ................................................................13
143/2010 AMENDMENT TO THE MEANDER VALLEY PLANNING SCHEME 1995 – 3/2010 –
                SECTION 43A – HOUSE IN THE RURAL ZONE - HAMPTONS ROAD, MEANDER (CT:
                26676/1).............................................................................................................15
144/2010 POLICY REVIEW – ADHESION ORDERS ..................................................................16
145/2010 POLICY REVIEW – CONSERVATION COVENANTS SCHEME......................................17
146/2010 SUPPORT FOR AURORA STADIUM AS HOME OF AFL IN TASMANIA .....................18
147/2010 POLICY REVIEW – VANDALISM REDUCTION INCENTIVE.........................................19
148/2010 2010-2011 COMMUNITY GRANTS APPLICATION ASSESSMENTS – JULY 2010 .....20
149/2010 BEN LOMOND WATER PRIORITY RETURNS TO LAUNCESTON CITY COUNCIL .........21
150/2010 ADDITION CAPITAL WORKS FUNDING - HADSPEN MEMORIAL CENTRE
                EXTENSION ...........................................................................................................22
151/2010 POLICY REVIEW – DUST SEALS ..............................................................................23


ITEMS FOR CLOSED SECTION OF THE MEETING:....................................................................... 24
152/2010 APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE ...................Error! Bookmark not defined.




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                                                                  Page 2
Minutes of a general meeting of the Meander Valley Council held at the Council
Chambers Meeting Room, 26 Lyall Street, Westbury, on Tuesday 10th August 2010 at
1.30pm.


PRESENT:                        Mayor Mark Shelton, Deputy Mayor Bob Loone,
                                Councillors Geoff Fellows, Pat Frost, Ian Howard,
                                Rodney Linger, Craig Perkins, Bob Richardson and
                                Deb White.


APOLOGIES:                      Nil


IN ATTENDANCE:                  Tim Watson, Acting General Manager
                                Merrilyn Young, Personal Assistant
                                Malcolm Salter, Director, Corporate Services
                                David Pyke, Director Governance & Community Services
                                Dennis Hampton, Director, Works
                                Ted Ross, Director Infrastructure Services
                                Jo Oliver, Senior Town Planner
                                Andrew Chown, Town Planner
                                Rick Dunn, Economic Development Manager
                                Patrick Gambles, Community Development Officer
                                Jon Harmey, Senior Accountant
                                Clinton O’Keefe, Property & Building Management Officer
                                Natasha Eeles, Cadet Town Planner


133/2010           CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES:

Councillor Loone moved and Councillor Linger seconded, “that the minutes of the
Ordinary and Closed meeting of Council held on Tuesday, 13th July, 2010 be received
and confirmed.”


134/2010           BUSINESS ARISING – MINUTES JULY 2010:
Nil

135/2010           COUNCIL WORKSHOPS HELD SINCE THE LAST MEETING:
Date :                      Items discussed:
27th July 2010                  •     Greater Launceston Bicycle Network Plan
                                •     Hadspen Outline Development Plan Discussion
                                •     Strategic Plan Review



Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                           Page 3
136/2010           DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:
145/2010        POLICY REVIEW – CONSERVATION COVENANTS – Cr Ian Howard
148/2010        COMMUNITY GRANTS 2010/11 – Cr Craig Perkins & Cr Ian Howard

137/2010           TABLING OF PETITIONS:
Nil

138/2010           PUBLIC QUESTION TIME
1.      QUESTIONS ON NOTICE – JULY 2010

Nil

2.      QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE – AUGUST 2010

Nil

139/2010           COUNCILLOR QUESTION TIME
1.      COUNCILLOR QUESTIONS TAKEN ON NOTICE – JULY 2010

1.1     Cr Richardson

a)      Re previous questions from March 2010, Meeting of Council

The Local Government Act 1993, outlines, in Section 20, the function and powers of
Council:-
“20(1) The Council of a Municipal area has the following functions:

(a) to formulate, implement and monitor policies, plans and programmes for the
provision of appropriate services and facilities to meet the present and future needs of
the community;…

(e) to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the community;….”

Will Council publish the responses to those questions in the August 2010 Council
Meeting Agenda ?

As an aside to these questions regarding toxic chemicals, has Council googled “methyl
bromide – Nazi Germany’s World War II gas chamber” ?

Response by Director Development Services, Tim Watson
The Minister’s responses to the questions contained in a letter from the General
Manager are in the attached letter.


Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                  Page 4
Council has not googled methyl bromide.

b)      Use of Agricultural and Forestry Chemicals

ABC Rural reports of 6th and 7th July, 2010, referred to problems associated with mis-use
of agricultural chemicals in Queensland.

The first report, widely reported in Tasmanian media, referred to what appears to be
deliberate poisoning of tomato, and other seedlings.

The second report, skimpily covered by Tasmanian media, is of much greater
significance. A Brisbane court awarded a Queensland cotton farmer, $ 467,000 when
his cotton crop was destroyed by an aerial spray drift of up to 20km !

“Cotton Australia’s CEO, Adam Kay, said that spray drift costs the industry millions of
dollars each year and Departments must take a tougher stance. (He) criticised
Queensland’s former DPI (now DEEDI) saying they don’t follow through with complaints,
nor do they take strong action.:

Two potential outcomes seem likely:

(a) the need to control and monitor aerial spraying; and
(b) the potential for class actions by farmers and individuals against those applying such
chemicals, and governments, including local governments for failure to properly control
and monitor spraying, particularly aerial spraying.

Is Meander Valley Council aware of any examples in the Meander Valley Municipal area,
where spray drift and/or stream contamination has occurred ?

Response by Director Development Services, Tim Watson
Yes

c)      Hadspen War Memorial

In 2005 (?) the Hadspen (War) Memorial Hall was sold and funds used to assist with the
development of the Hadspen Sports facilities.

For some years the concept of a war memorial has been advanced for Hadspen. Thus
far, not even a flagpole has appeared.

Could Council provide an update regarding progress with this matter – to Council and the
Hadspen community ?
(This is consistent with Section 20(2)(d) of the Local Government Act: “to inform the
community of its (Council’s) activities and provide reasonable involvement in those
activities).

Response by Director Governance & Community Services, David Pyke


Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                   Page 5
In August 2008 Vietnam veterans joined with the Hadspen Neighbourhood Watch
Committee in a tree planting ceremony at the Hadspen Memorial Centre. This was the
beginning of a project that would consist of the construction of a new pathway, erection
of a flagpole and the installation of a rock with a plaque attached. Letters of support
were obtained with a view to applying to the Department of Veteran Affairs to secure
funding for the project. However, following consultation with the local community
through the NHW Newsletter and a lack of interest shown for the project it was put on
hold. Another reason for not progressing the project is that the Lions Club of South Esk
has been actively involved over the past few years in organising the very successful
memorial service at Hagley in conjunction with the Hagley Farm School and the fact that
a large number of students and their families from Hadspen attend the Hagley service.


d)      Westbury Town Hall

About a decade ago, a community group (WHDA) lobbied for an upgrade to Westbury’s
Town Hall.

WHDA successfully submitted to Tasmania’s Heritage Commission that the Town Hall be
listed as a building of significance, and as a community meeting place.

Discussions with (then) Council Officers led to a (verbal) agreement that refurbishment
would involve three phases:

1)      structural restoration and upgrades to toilets and security. This phase was
        completed.

2)      Upgrade of the kitchen facilities and installation of Town Hall heating/cooling
        and acoustic facilities;

3)      Renovation of the stage and backstage facilities and installation of sound and
        lighting systems.

WHDA, through one of its sub-committee’s, raised significant funds for replacement of
curtains, including stage curtains, and furniture.

Why have the 2nd and 3rd phases not been instituted, after almost a decade?

Response by Director Corporate Services, Malcolm Salter
The future use and refurbishment of the Westbury Town Hall was considered by Council
at some length in 2002. The following extracts are from Council minute No 58/02 dated
7th May 2002.

“8) Financial Impact

The projected costs to refurbish the Town Hall are as follows:
Stage 1
            Refurbish toilets                               $47,000

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            Install foyer security grille                   $8,000
            Sand and seal hall and stage floor              $6,000
            Cover foyer floor in vinyl                      $3,000
            Paint interior of hall and foyer                $10,000
            Renew stage curtain                             $2,000

            Total                                           $76,000
Note that $22,000 is still available in current budget for refurbishment of toilets.

Stage 2
            Refurbish front cloak rooms                     $4,000
            Refurbish rear dressing rooms                   $6,000
            Reinstate projection wall openings              $1,000
            Clean up and make safe projection               $1,000
            Paint exterior of the hall                      $10,000
            Install underfloor ventilation                  $15,000

            Total                                           $37,000
Enquiries have been made with the State Government to see if they can assist with any
of the refurbishment costs. “

“10) Officers Comments

The issue to resolve is whether Council wants to maintain a Town Hall in Westbury. If
the answer is yes then the simple solution is to allocate funds in the 2002/03 budget
and get on with the refurbishment.

If Council is unsure as to the future of the Town Hall then this would suggest that this
issue should be explored with the community as part of the consultation process that
the RTC project will be subject to.

The opportunity for an RTC solution appears low. Potential use of the Town Hall would
be likely to increase but not to an extent where we would recoup the costs of
maintaining the hall as a going concern. It is however a heritage listed property and has
strong cultural links with the town.

11) Recommendation

It is recommended that if Council is of the opinion that it is necessary to maintain a
Town Hall then it proceed to allocate funds in the 2002/03 budget for restoring the hall.

DECISION:
Councillor Frost moved and Councillor Johnstone seconded, “that Stage 1 restoration of
the Hall be provided for in the 2002/03 budget.”


Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                      Page 7
Councillor Richardson moved and Councillor Shelton seconded an amendment “that the
words “at least” be added before Stage 1.”
The amendment was put and declared lost on a division with Councillors Richardson,
Shelton and Loone voting for and Councillors Hall, Dornauf, Frost, Blair and Johnstone
voting against.

                                                        The motion was then put and CARRIED.”

A State Government grant of $20,000 plus a Heritage grant of $5,000 was received to
help fund the refurbishment. A further $6,228 was raised by The Friends of the Town
Hall, a sub-committee of WHDA, from 2003 to 2007 and was used primarily for the Hall
curtains. Heating in the Supper Room was upgraded prior to 2002-03. The following
table lists the work carried out over the next several budgets.

 Westbury Town Hall & Supper Room refurbishment

 Works                                         02-03    03-04     04-05     05-06    06-07     TOTAL
 Hall new roof and insulation/condensation
 blanket                                       14,073                                          $14,073
 Supper room - New tables & chairs, cutlery
 etc                                            1,451                                           $1,451
 Supper room kitchen refurbishment &
 painting                                       5,127    2,635                                  $7,762
 Hall interior painting                         6,072                                           $6,072
 Hall front foyer floor covering                2,655                                           $2,655
 Hall floor sanding and sealing                 1,250    5,068                                  $6,318
 Hall/public toilets/front cloakrooms                             82,641                       $82,641
 Hall & stage curtains                                             6,483                        $6,483
 100 Stackable chairs                                              3,000                        $3,000
 Hall stage & dressing rooms painting                                836                          $836
 Hall external exit from dressing rooms                                      5,543              $5,543
 Hall entrance grille and paving                                            17,454    4,439    $21,893
 TOTAL COSTS                                  $30,628   $7,703   $92,960   $22,997   $4,439   $158,727



The only apparent work not undertaken on internal refurbishment from the above
Stages 1 & 2 appears to be the rear dressing rooms, reinstatement of the projection
wall openings and clean up and make safe projection room apart from the removal of
asbestos sheeting in 2009-10. I am unaware of the reason for this however The Friends
of the Town Hall liaised with Council’s former Infrastructure Services Manager on the
work priorities within the funds available at the time.

Improvements to the Westbury Town Hall were assessed as part of the 2010/11 Capital
Works Program. These improvements did not receive funding and have been placed on
the list of proposed projects to be considered as part of future Capital Works Programs.


Is Council embarrassed with the level of heating available to Town Hall users, in
particular, the Westbury Community Health Centre, who now use the Town Hall?


Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                             Page 8
Response by Director Corporate Services, Malcolm Salter
No, heating has been investigated and considered impractical, particularly expensive
and difficult to justify as a priority against other projects in previous annual budget
deliberations.

The current use of the Town Hall and Supper Room by the Westbury Community Health
Centre is temporary and was planned to have been between October 09 and April 10.
They were aware of the shortcomings of the Hall for their purposes including the
heating situation when a decision was made by them to delay their use.

and

Has not a similarly sized town to Westbury, Deloraine, three fully-equipped community
meeting facilities, Alveston Drive, the Little Theatre and at the Visitor Centre ?

Response by Director Corporate Services, Malcolm Salter
The population of the Deloraine township is approx 1.5 times that of the Westbury
township. It is located roughly half way between the larger regional centres of
Launceston and Devonport.       The three facilities mentioned serve the broader
community not just the Deloraine township. They are a 15 minute drive from Westbury.

Alveston Drive is a multi-purpose sports hall and community meeting venue with basic
equipment. Its auditorium has a very basic PA system and two spotlights left over from
the “Yarns“ artwork in silk display. Users needing a higher level of equipment provide
their own. The Little Theatre is occupied by the Deloraine Dramatic Society which has
been generally responsible for its operation over many years including provision of
seating, sound and lighting equipment. The Visitor Centre’s purpose is as its name
implies. Its small auditorium is specifically designed and equipped for the “Yarns”
artwork in silk display.




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                 Page 9
2.      COUNCILLOR QUESTIONS ON NOTICE – AUGUST 2010

2.1     Cr B Richardson

The Weekend Australian (June 19/20, 2010) included a display advertisement,
submitted by “Local Buy Pty Ltd”. A copy of that advertisement is attached.




The advertisement seeks tenders to supply vehicles “to Local Governments in
Queensland, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Northern Territory”. The
advertisement indicates it is the “first of its type” in terms of such a tendering process.

There appears to be a real possibility for large-scale national and International
enterprises to, literally, become “preferred” suppliers to local government, including
Meander Valley Council.

Such arrangements have the potential to significantly affect local and regional suppliers,
especially where “the Council” is a dominant user in a particular town or region.
Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                   Page 10
Will Meander Valley Council give an assurance that it will think global, but act local ?

Response by Director Development Services, Tim Watson
Yes, Council will continue to seek value through our tendering system that encourages
local suppliers.

3.      COUNCILLOR QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE – AUGUST 2010

3.1     Cr Richardson

In July,2010, I wrote to the Federal Minister for Lyons, Mr Dick Adams MHR

I take leave to table a response from Mr Adams.

In that correspondence he raises a series of matters.

1.    (a)       Is it Council policy/strategy to work towards the establishment of a
                Primary School at Hadspen ?

Response by Director Development Services, Tim Watson
The establishment of a Primary School at Hadspen is included in the Meander Valley
Land Use and Development Strategy 2005. In addition, Council’s intent is to pursue the
matter through community forums with regard to an outline development plan for the
township of Hadspen.

      (b)       Is it Council policy to work towards to establishment of an integrated
                health and medical facility at Westbury ?

Response by Economic Development Manager, Rick Dunn
Council has no specific policy as such, but Council has been working closely with State
Government and health professionals towards the establishment of such.


2.    Mr Adams indicated that he has “supported the hub at Westbury and there
      has been some Federal funds allocated for the said changes”.

      Could Council advise what assistance towards Westbury’s hub (presumably Mr
      Adams means the industrial estate at Birralee Road) the Federal Government,
      and Mr Adams, have provided ?

Response by Director Development Services, Tim Watson
No funding or other support for the Industrial Estate has been received from the Federal
Government. Funding has however been secured from the State Government.




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                    Page 11
3.    Mr Adams indicated that he “has been support the doctors that have approached
      me for assistance.” (Presumably Mr Adams refers to community requests
      following the public meeting in Westbury on 6th October, 2009, for assistance in
      re-establishing services in Westbury).

      Did Mr Adams attend the public meeting on 6th October ?

Response by Economic Development Manager, Rick Dunn
Not to my knowledge.


      Did Mr Adams, or the Federal Government, contribute financially to the re-
      establishment of Westbury’s GP Services ?

Response by Economic Development Manager, Rick Dunn
Not to my knowledge.




140/2010           DEPUTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Nil

141/2010           NOTICE OF MOTIONS BY COUNCILLORS
Nil




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010               Page 12
 In accordance with the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, the Mayor will
 advise that Council now acts as a Planning Authority.



142/2010           RESIDENTIAL OUTBUILDING (GARAGE) IN EXCESS OF
                   56M2 & 3 METRES IN HEIGHT (FLOOR AREA 80M2 -
                   HEIGHT 4.38 METRES) - BAYVIEW DRIVE, BLACKSTONE
                   HEIGHTS (CT:148949/3)
                   1)   Introduction

                   This report considers the application PA\10\0285 for a residential
                   outbuilding in excess of 56m2 & 3 metres in height (floor area 80m2 -
                   height 4.38 metres), for land located at Bayview Drive, Blackstone
                   Heights (CT:148949/3).

                   2)   Recommendation

                  That the application for a residential outbuilding in excess of 56m2 & 3
                  metres in height (floor area 80m2 - height 4.38 metres), for land located
                  at Bayview Drive, Blackstone Heights (CT:148949/3), be APPROVED
                  generally in accordance with the endorsed plans and subject to the
                  following conditions:

                        1. The development as shown on the endorsed plans must not be
                           altered or modified except with the written consent of the
                           Council.

                        2. The outbuilding approved by this permit must not be used for
                           human habitation or any commercial purpose, other than that
                           associated with a dwelling.

                        3. Stormwater is to be discharged to the satisfaction of Councils
                           Plumbing Surveyor.

                   Note:

                        1. Please note that prior to any use/development commencing
                           approved Building and Plumbing Permits will be required. All
                           enquiries should be directed to Council’s Building Permit
                           Authority on 6393 5322 or Council’s Plumbing Surveyor on
                           0419 510 770.

                        2. Council will undertake periodic reviews of approved
                           developments to ensure compliance with Planning Permit
                           conditions.




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                   Page 13
                        3. This permit is granted pursuant to the Land Use Planning and
                           Approvals Act 1993 and does not constitute any other approval
                           required under any other Act or Regulation.

                        4. This permit is valid for two (2) years only from the date of
                           approval and will thereafter lapse if the development is not
                           substantially commenced.

                        5. Where any other approvals under this Act or any other Act are
                           required for the proposed use or development to which this
                           permit relates, the permit does not take effect until those
                           approvals have been granted.

                        6. This permit takes effect 14 days after the date of Council’s
                           notice of determination or at such time as any appeal to the
                           Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal is
                           abandoned or determined. If an applicant is the only person
                           with a right of appeal pursuant to section 61 of the Land Use
                           Planning and Approvals Act 1993 and wishes to commence the
                           use or development for which the permit has been granted
                           within that 14 day period, the Council must be so notified in
                           writing. A copy of Council’s Notice to Waive Right of Appeal is
                           attached.


DECISION:
Cr Frost moved and Cr Howard seconded “that the Town Planners recommendation be
adopted.”


       The motion was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard, Linger,
                  Loone, Perkins, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion.




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                   Page 14
143/2010           AMENDMENT TO THE MEANDER VALLEY PLANNING
                   SCHEME 1995 – 3/2010 – SECTION 43A – HOUSE IN
                   THE RURAL ZONE - HAMPTONS ROAD, MEANDER (CT:
                   26676/1)
                   1)   Introduction

                   This report proposes to amend the Meander Valley Planning Scheme
                   1995 to consider the construction of a House and Ancillary Outbuilding
                   on a lot with an area less than 40ha at Hamptons Road, Meander (CT:
                   26676/1) as a site specific amendment pursuant to Section 43A of the
                   LUPAA.

                   2)   Recommendation

                   1.    That under section 35 of LUPAA, the site specific amendment be
                         initiated but not certified until the issues with access are
                         resolved.




DECISION:

Cr Frost moved and Cr Loone seconded “that the Town Planners recommendation be
adopted.”


       The motion was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard, Linger,
                  Loone, Perkins, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion.




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                  Page 15
144/2010           POLICY REVIEW – ADHESION ORDERS
                   1)   Introduction

                   The purpose of this report is to review existing policy Number 62
                   relating to applications requesting adhesion orders.


                   2)   Recommendation

                   It is recommended that Council confirm the continuation of “Adhesion
                   Orders” Policy number 62 as attached.


DECISION:
Cr Frost moved and Cr Fellows seconded “that the Development Services Director’s
recommendation be adopted.”


       The motion was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard, Linger,
                  Loone, Perkins, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion.


Cr Ian Howard left the meeting at. 1.59 pm




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                  Page 16
145/2010           POLICY REVIEW – CONSERVATION COVENANTS SCHEME
                   1)   Introduction

                   The purpose of this report is to review existing policy Number 74
                   relating to the Conservation Covenants Scheme.

                   2)   Recommendation


                   It is recommended that Council confirm the continuation of
                   “Conservation Covenants Scheme ” Policy number 74 as attached.


DECISION:

Cr Frost moved and Cr Loone seconded “that the Development Services Director’s
recommendation be adopted.”

As an amendment to the motion Cr Loone moved and Cr Linger seconded “that the
entitlement for this rate rebate remains while the covenant remains on the Title.”

Cr Loone withdrew the proposed amendment.



As a further amendment Cr Loone moved and Cr Frost seconded “that this item be taken
to a Council Workshop.”

 The amendment was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard, Linger,
               Loone, Perkins, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion.

    The amended motion was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard,
           Linger, Loone, Perkins, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion.




Cr Ian Howard returned to the meeting at 2.13 pm




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                 Page 17
146/2010           SUPPORT FOR AURORA STADIUM AS HOME OF AFL IN
                   TASMANIA
                   1)   Introduction

                   The purpose of this report is to consider a request from Launceston City
                   Council (LCC) for Council to write to the State Government and AFL
                   Tasmania outlining its support for Aurora Stadium as the home of AFL
                   football in Tasmania.

                   2)   Recommendation

                   It is recommended that Council support the request of Launceston City
                   Council.



DECISION:
Cr Frost moved and Cr Howard seconded “that the Development Services Director’s
recommendation be adopted.”

As an amendment to the motion Cr Richardson moved and Cr Loone seconded “that this
Council strongly convey to State Parliament that, until projects such as –
                   - treated water for Westbury/Hagley;
                   - a primary school at Hadspen,
                   - and sewerage treatment at Bracknell and Hagley;

have been completed, then any assistance to support AFL football introduction to
Southern Tasmania, including:
                - direct government grants or subsidies;
                - grants of loans to TCA or Clarence City Council, or
                - sponsorship by government or quasi-government agencies

must be rejected by the people of Tasmania.”



 The amendment was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard, Linger,
               Loone, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion and with
                                     Councillor Perkins voting AGAINST the motion.


    The amended motion was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard,
          Linger, Loone, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion and with
                                        Councillor Perkins voting AGAINST the motion.



Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                    Page 18
147/2010           POLICY REVIEW – VANDALISM REDUCTION INCENTIVE

                   1)   Introduction

                   The purpose of this report is for Council to review Policy No 21 -
                   Vandalism Reduction Incentive.

                   2)   Recommendation

                   It is recommended that Council confirm the continuation of the
                   Vandalism Reduction Incentive Policy Number 21, as attached.



DECISION:

Cr Frost moved and Cr Fellows seconded “that the Governance & Community Services
Director’s recommendation be adopted.”



       The motion was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard, Linger,
                  Loone, Perkins, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion.


Councillor Craig Perkins and Councillor Ian Howard left the meeting at 2.34 pm




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                 Page 19
148/2010           2010-2011 COMMUNITY                            GRANTS            APPLICATION
                   ASSESSMENTS – JULY 2010
                   1)   Introduction

                   The purpose of this report is to present the ‘Mayor’s Allocation’ and
                   recommendations of the Community Grants Committee to Council for
                   approval.


                   12) Recommendation

                   It is recommended that Council:

                   1. Approve the reallocation of the Mayoral allowance to the Council
                   Community Grants

                   2. Accept the ‘Mayor’s Allocation’ model of distribution as outlined

                   3. Accept the decisions of the Community Grants Committee and
                      approve the allocation of funds to the applicants as listed in the
                      following table:

         Organisation                        Project                                       Grant(ex GST)
         Arts Deloraine                      25th Anniversary Celebration                  $ 1,500
         Chudleigh Cricket Club              Chudleigh Astro Turf Patch                    $ 2,500
         Deloraine Dramatic Society          ‘SoFa So Good’ public consultation project    $ 3,000
         *Deloraine Football Club Inc        New Scoreboard/Timebox                        $ 3,000
         *Deloraine Golf Club Inc            Fairway Watering Project                      $ 3,000
         Friends of Jackeys Marsh            Sustainable House Open Days                   $ 1,600
         Meander Valley Enterprise Centre    ‘From Idea to Business’ Training Course       $ 3,000
         Westbury Shamrocks Cricket Club     Replacement of wicket covers                  $ 1,500
         Van Diemen Rollers                  Safety Skill & Event Development Program      $ 2,000
         TOTAL GRANTED:                                                                    $21,100

        * Funded through the ‘Mayor’s Allocation’



DECISION:
Cr Richardson moved and Cr Frost seconded “that the Community Development Officers
recommendation be adopted.”


       The motion was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard, Linger,
                  Loone, Perkins, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion.


Councillor Craig Perkins & Councillor Ian Howard returned to the meeting at 2.47 pm

Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                                 Page 20
149/2010           BEN LOMOND WATER PRIORITY                            RETURNS        TO
                   LAUNCESTON CITY COUNCIL

                   1)   Introduction

                   The purpose of this report is to seek an agreed position of Council with
                   regard to Launceston City Council’s request for reassessment of its
                   eligibility to receive priority returns from Ben Lomond Water.

                   2)   Recommendation

                   It is recommended that Council advise Treasury it supports a change to
                   the Allocations Order to recognise Launceston City Council’s claim for
                   reassessment of its eligibility to receive priority returns from Ben
                   Lomond Water subject to:

                   a) The Priority Distribution being limited to an amount of $2.2 million
                   per year and

                   b) The payment being phased in with nil amount for the 2010 financial
                   year, 50% in the 2011 financial year and 100% in the 2012, 2013 and
                   2014 financial years.

DECISION:

Cr Howard moved and Cr Frost seconded “that the Corporate Services Director’s
recommendations be adopted.”




       The motion was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard, Linger,
                  Loone, Perkins, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion.




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                   Page 21
150/2010           ADDITION CAPITAL WORKS FUNDING - HADSPEN
                   MEMORIAL CENTRE EXTENSION
                   1)   Introduction

                   The purpose of this report is to request additional Capital Works funding
                   to provide for a substantial increase in the scope of the Hadspen
                   Memorial Centre Extension project approved in the 2010/11 Capital
                   Works Program.

                   12) Recommendation

                   It is recommended that Council

                           a. Approve a reallocation of $80,000 of funds from Service
                              Tasmania roof project in Deloraine to the Hadspen Memorial
                              Centre Extension project and an additional $40,000 to
                              construct both Stage 1 and Stage 2 including fit-out.

                           b. Delegate authority to the General Manager to let a contract
                              for the Hadspen Memorial Centre Extension due to the time
                              constraints placed on this project.



DECISION:
Cr Frost moved and Cr Loone seconded “that the Infrastructure Services Director’s
recommendations be adopted.”



       The motion was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard, Linger,
                  Loone, Perkins, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion.




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                    Page 22
151/2010           POLICY REVIEW – DUST SEALS

                   1)   Introduction

                   The purpose of this report is to review existing policy Number 42
                   relating to the provision of dust seals.

                   12) Recommendation


                   It is recommended that Council confirm the continuation of “Dust
                   Seals” Policy number 42 as amended.


DECISION:

Cr Howard moved and Cr Frost seconded “that the Infrastructure Services Director’s
recommendation be adopted.”




       The motion was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard, Linger,
                  Loone, Perkins, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion.



The meeting adjourned for afternoon tea at 3.10 pm


The Council Meeting resumed at 3.26 pm




Meander Valley Council Meeting Minutes – 10th August 2010                Page 23
Councillor Howard moved and Councillor Frost seconded, “that, pursuant to Section
15(1) of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations, Council close the
meeting to the public.”

        The motion was declared CARRIED with Councillors Fellows, Frost, Howard, Linger,
                   Loone, Perkins, Richardson, White and Shelton voting for the motion.


ITEMS FOR CLOSED SECTION OF THE MEETING:

GOV 3           APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE




Meeting closed at 3.29 pm




…………………………………………….
MARK SHELTON (MAYOR)




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