ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 24 MAY 2018
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Councillors Sparks and Newman, the Director of Corporate and Community Services or the Manager of Community Services and the Youth Worker were nominated for the newly established Youth Advisory Committee (a Section 355 Community Committee of Council). Nominations will be called for committee members to fill a maximum of 12 positions.
- The Armidale Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) expressed an interest in extending its programs to providing a PCYC or Youth Drop-in Centre in Glen Innes. The Armidale PCYC reported that a building would be required and it would need to be subsidised by Council.
- Council reaffirmed in principle support for a Rail Trail from Ben Lomond to Deepwater and allocated $10,000 to support a Feasibility Study to be developed by Armidale Regional Council in order to develop a better understanding of the benefits and liabilities associated with the establishment of a rail trail.
- Renewable energy options at Wattle Vale will be further investigated once the Glen Innes Wind Farm has the necessary planning approvals and once construction is due to commence.
- An additional $300,000 has been allocated for gravel re-sheeting for specific rural roads to be funded from nett savings in other local road projects.
- Council endorsed the commencement of negotiations with land owner(s) for the acquisition of the former Severn Shire quarry site which is suitable for the construction of an engineered landfill (in-ground waste management facility) with an estimated minimum 50 years of landfill life. The existing landfill has an estimated 30 years of landfill life, therefore the extension of the existing site to include the estimated 17.4 hectares of land required to be purchased for the quarry to landfill project, will extend the satisfaction of the future landfill needs of Glen Innes to 80 years hence. The quarry to landfill project will not need to be commenced by Council for another 20 years (2038).
POLICIES/PLANS ON EXHIBITION
- Glen Innes Severn Library Strategic Marketing Plan on public exhibition until 29 June 2018.
REVIEWED POLICIES / PUBLICATIONS
- Code of Ethics Policy for Life Choices – Support Services Staff
- Management of Mail Policy
The complete minutes from the May 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting can be found on Council’s website: www.gisc.nsw.gov.au Go to the ‘Council’ menu, click on ‘Council Meetings’ and follow the links.