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July 2020 Council Decisions

24th July 2020
A summary of our July Council decisions.

July Council Meeting Decisions

Read the detailed Agenda or full Council Minutes here.

Mayor’s Report

AnchorCongratulations to Geoff Goodman and Barry Jeffery for receiving the Malvin Jones award, the highest international accolade any Lions Club member can achieve.

As a result of the budget resolution in June I invited and met with the politicians who connect with this region the most. The main items discussed were about funding of:

  • Normanville Surf Life Saving Club
  • The new Library proposal
  • Federal Assistance Grant fund formulas
  • The Cape Jervis Port Area
  • State and Federal Stimulus projects

We have had some positive feedback that may be advantageous to the development of a couple of the proposed projects.

2020 Heritage Youth Art Competition Winners
Congratulations to the winners, first prize Georgina Williams, second prize, Adelaide Decrevel and in the junior category first prize Dale Kew and second prize Rhys Preston.

Questions on Notice

Elected Member Committee Attendance Record

A list of Elected Members and their respective Committees attendance was included in the Council Agenda.

Motions on Notice

B-Double Truck Access for Parawa Farming Community

Council endorsed the future B-Double truck use of Range Road to the Cole Road/Main South Road intersection, to join with the already approved B-Double Main South Road route. Council intend to provide up to 12-month permits and will develop B-Double truck operator conditions for the route. Council will engage with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to allow the permits to be issued. An allocation of $5,000 to $10,000 to engage an external consultant to perform a turning assessment of B-Double truck movements from Cole Road onto Main South Road was endorsed.

Chief Executive Report

Council congratulate Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA) for being announced winners in the award category of Excellence in Cross Council Collaboration for the implementation of fortnightly collection of kerbside waste as part of the Annual Local Government Professionals 19th Annual Leadership Awards.

Council agreed that the Chief Executive be granted five days annual leave from Friday 24 July to Thursday 30 July 2020 inclusive and that Andy Baker, Chief Operating Officer be appointed Acting Chief Executive during this period of leave.

Genetically Modified Crops Consultation

Council will consider whether to apply to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development for the designation of the Council area as an area in which no genetically modified food crops may be cultivated. Council will conduct community consultation to seek the views of its community.

Proposed Revocation of Community Land – 7 Para Avenue, Cape Jervis

After considering the public submissions, Council voted for the Administration to submit the revocation proposal to the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government. A further report will be presented following the receipt of the Minister’s decision to enable Council to make a further resolution revoking the classification of the land as community land or to decide to not proceed with the revocation. Council confirmed that net proceeds from the sale of 7 Para Avenue, Cape Jervis (subject to revocation of community land classification being approved) be used to construct public toilets at the Cape Jervis Community Centre and any remaining funds be provided to the Cape Jervis Community Recreation and Sporting Club Inc to use for projects as agreed with the Council to enhance the community space.

Jetty Caravan Park Management Agreement Renewal

Council authorised the Chief Executive to execute the Memorandum of Agreement for the Management of the Jetty Caravan Park Normanville under delegation after acceptance and execution by the Contractor.

Tracks & Trails Strategic Action Plan

AnchorCouncil endorsed the following priority trails for which full concept plans and/or funding applications will be prepared:

  • Multi-use and user-specific trails in the Second Valley Forest Reserves - horse riding, cycling (MTB, downhill, gravel), hiking, trail running, orienteering
  • Multi-use trail Carrickalinga to Normanville – the continuation of the existing North Bay to Haycock Point foreshore trail (staged approach)
  • A trail connecting Myponga township with the Myponga Conservation Park and Heysen Trail
  • Kayak and paddleboard access point
  • Gravel cycling – long-distance trail linking Yankalilla and Victor Harbor
  • Upgrade skate park and pump track in Yankalilla
  • Snorkel trail – location to be determined in consultation with Marine Parks

Council will seek additional external funding to add to the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure funds allocated towards Tracks and Trails.

A further report will be submitted to Council detailing the allocation of funds towards the priority Tracks and Trails.

South Coast Regional Study Hub

Council allocated $5,000 to support the development of a Business Case for a South Coast Regional Study Hub in conjunction with Alexandrina Council, City of Victor Harbor and Regional Development Australia.

Auditor’s Interim Management Report 2019/20

Council noted the management’s response to the issues raised in the Auditors Report and that this is the first time Council has an unqualified opinion on its internal control framework.

Annual Business Plan & Budget Policy

Council adopted the amended Annual Business Plan & Budget Policy.

Treasury Management Policy

Council adopted the amended Treasury Management Policy.

Treasury Management Report

Council resolved that for future reporting of loans that Loan Number 82 (created in March 2009) have the description of “various” changed to be “Reduction in balance of CCAD loan in 2009”. And that report item 15.15 “15 Year Fixed Rate Credit Foncier Report” from the Council meeting of February 2009 be attached to the minutes of the July 2020 Council meeting to provide greater detail on the creation of Loan Number 82 for $1,600,000.

The meeting closed at 5:46pm

Read the detailed Agenda or full Council Minutes here.