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Banyule City Council Mayoral Election Minutes 28 October 2014

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Text of Banyule City Council Mayoral Election Minutes 28 October 2014

  • These Minutes are circulated subject to confirmation by Council at the next Ordinary Meeting to be held on 10 November 2014 1

    Special Meeting of Council

    Council Chambers, Service Centre

    275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe

    28 October 2014 commencing at 7.00

    MINUTES

    APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY CHAIRPERSON ............................................................. 2

    TEMPORARY CHAIRPERSONS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE WURUNDJERI PEOPLE .......................................................................................................................... 2

    PRESENT .............................................................................................................................. 2

    APOLOGIES .......................................................................................................................... 2

    LEAVE OF ABSENCE ........................................................................................................... 2

    DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS ............................................................................................. 2

    6. PERFORMANCE - USE OUR RESOURCES WISELY .................................................... 3

    6.1 Mayoral Term .......................................................................................................... 3 6.2 Election of Mayor .................................................................................................... 4 6.3 Consideration of Nominations for Deputy Mayor ..................................................... 5 6.4 Appointment of Councillors on Committees............................................................. 6

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CONGRATULATIONS ....................................................... 13

    CLOSURE OF MEETING ..................................................................................................... 14

  • MINUTES SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL 28 OCTOBER 2014

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    WELCOME Mr Simon McMillan, Chief Executive Officer.

    APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY CHAIRPERSON

    The Chief Executive Officer, Mr Simon McMillan, called for nominations for a Temporary Chairperson. Cr Craig Langdon was nominated as Temporary Chairperson by Cr Jenny Mulholland, seconded by Cr Tom Melican. Cr Craig Langdon assumed the chair at 7.01pm The Meeting opened at 7.02pm.

    TEMPORARY CHAIRPERSONS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE WURUNDJERI PEOPLE

    The Temporary Chairperson read an acknowledgement of the traditional land owners, the Wurundjeri people.

    PRESENT

    Cr Craig Langdon, Cr Wayne Phillips, Cr Mark Di Pasquale, Cr Tom Melican, Cr Jenny Mulholland.

    APOLOGIES

    Cr Steven Briffa and Cr Rick Garotti

    LEAVE OF ABSENCE

    Nil

    DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

    Nil

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    6. PERFORMANCE - USE OUR RESOURCES WISELY

    6.1 MAYORAL TERM

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    The Local Government Act 1989 (the Act) stipulates that Council must elect a Mayor. Before a Mayor is elected, the Council may resolve to elect a Mayor for a term of two years. Banyule has traditionally elected a Mayor for a one year term. In accordance with section 71 of the Act, Council is required to determine the Mayoral term. A resolution is required to set the term of the Mayor.

    Resolution (CO2014/367)

    That Council resolves to elect the Mayor for a term of one year.

    Moved: Cr Jenny Mulholland Seconded: Cr Tom Melican CARRIED

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    6.2 ELECTION OF MAYOR

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    The Mayor is the leader of the Council and has a number of roles which are both legislative and functional. The legislative requirements are outlined in Sections 71 to 73 of the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act).

    The Act states that Council must elect a Mayor at a meeting that is open to the public.

    The Act states that the Mayor not only takes precedence at all municipal proceedings within the municipality but must also take the chair at all meetings of the Council at which he or she is present.

    The Mayors role, however, extends well beyond officiating at Council Meetings or other municipal proceedings. Additional important roles are providing leadership, promoting positive relationships, and modelling good governance.

    This report relates to the election of the Mayor for Banyule City Council for the 2014/2015 Mayoral term.

    Resolution (CO2014/368)

    The Temporary Chairperson called for nominations for the position of Mayor of Banyule City Council for the next twelve (12) months. Cr Jenny Mulholland nominated Cr Craig Langdon, seconded by Cr Tom Melican. Cr Craig Langdon accepted the nomination. Cr Wayne Phillips nominated Cr Mark Di Pasquale, seconded by Cr Mark Di Pasquale Cr Mark Di Pasquale accepted the nomination. The vote was taken in relation to Cr Craig Langdons nomination. Cr Mark Di Pasquale called for a division:

    FOR: Cr Tom Melican, Cr Jenny Mulholland, Cr Craig Langdon AGAINST: Cr Mark Di Pasquale, Cr Wayne Phillips The Acting Chairperson declared the motion CARRIED

    The CEO thereby declared Cr Craig Langdon successfully elected as the Mayor of Banyule City Council for the next 12 months, commencing 28 October 2014, having received an absolute majority of votes cast..

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    6.3 CONSIDERATION OF NOMINATIONS FOR DEPUTY MAYOR

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    The Local Government Act 1989 does not deal with the election of a Deputy Mayor. Accordingly, councils may choose to appoint a Deputy Mayor if they believe this will assist their governance. The Act does not prescribe a role or permit a level of remuneration over and above that available to councillors.

    For councils that have a Deputy Mayor, the position is a titular one and does not have a statutory role. Unlike the roles of Deputy Premier or Prime Minister, a Deputy Mayor is not able to automatically step into the role of Mayor if this becomes necessary. An Acting Mayor must be appointed by Council on each occasion whenever an Acting Mayor is required.

    Traditionally Banyule Council has been in favour of appointing a Deputy Mayor to provide support and assistance to the Mayor in undertaking his/her workload.

    This report requests Council to consider the appointment of a Deputy Mayor for the 2014/2015 Mayoral term.

    Resolution (CO2014/369)

    That Cr Jenny Mulholland be appointed Deputy Mayor of Banyule City Council for 2014/2015 Mayoral term.

    Moved: Cr Craig Langdon Seconded: Cr Tom Melican CARRIED

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    6.4 APPOINTMENT OF COUNCILLORS ON COMMITTEES

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    Annually Council appoints Councillor delegates to the Council Advisory Committees and committees. Advisory Committees are made up of Councillors and community members. They have terms of references and meet to discuss issues and advise Council. In addition to Advisory committees, Council is often invited to participate on a range of external committees in partnership. Both advisory and external committees provide important linkages between Council, Community and State agencies and interest groups. Councils approval of the Councillor appointments to the various committees is required.

    Resolution (CO2014/370) 1. That Council determine Councillor delegates to Committees and other bodies as listed

    below:

    BANYULE ADVISORY COMMITTEES DELEGATE/S SUBSTITUTE/S

    Age-Friendly Advisory Committee

    The initial terms of reference for this committee will

    be for the development of an Age-Friendly City Plan

    2015- 2018. Following Councils adoption of the Plan, the terms of reference will be reviewed along

    with membership to the Committee. The Committee

    will include representation from Council, Residents,

    Community Organisations, Agencies and Service

    providers who have a focus on the provision of

    services to older people in Banyule and Community

    Groups.

    Cr Jenny Mulholland Cr Craig Langdon

    Arts and Cultural Advisory Group

    Provide a formal mechanism for Council to consult

    with key stakeholders, seek specialist advice and

    enable community participation in arts & cultural

    planning and development.

    Cr Jenny Mulholland

    Cr Tom Melican

    Asset Management Steering Committee

    The purpose of the Asset Management Committee is

    to review Councils Asset Management Strategy to ensure that it meets the Federal and State

    Government initiatives to better manage the planning

    and long term maintenance of infrastructure assets.

    Cr Steven Briffa

    Cr Wayne Phillips

    Cr Mark Di Pasquale

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