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Interim Administrator calls Extraordinary Meeting

April 21, 2022Posted in:

Wingecarribee Shire Council will hold an Extraordinary Meeting on Wednesday 4 May 2022.

Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May PSM has called the Extraordinary Meeting to consider Council’s draft 2022/23 Operational Plan and Budget.

The agenda for the Extraordinary Meeting will be available at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meeting-Minutes-Agendas.

The meeting will be held from 3.30pm on Wednesday 4 May 2022 in the Moss Vale Council Chambers and live-streamed via Council’s website at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au.

Interim Administrator calls Extraordinary Meeting

February 2, 2022Posted in:

Wingecarribee Shire Council will hold an Extraordinary Meeting on Wednesday 16 February 2022.

Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May PSM has called the Extraordinary Meeting due to his inability to attend the Ordinary Meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday 9 February.

Business items to be considered will be transferred from the Ordinary Meeting.

The agenda for the Extraordinary Meeting will be available at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meeting-Minutes-Agendas.

The meeting will be held from 3.30pm on Wednesday 16 February 2022 in the Moss Vale Council Chambers and live-streamed via Council’s website at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au.

COVID-19 restrictions apply and seating numbers are limited.  Persons wishing to attend can secure their free tickets (one per person) at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meeting-Minutes-Agendas from 4pm on Friday 11 February.

Interim Administrator calls Extraordinary Meeting

December 22, 2021Posted in:

Wingecarribee Shire Council will hold an Extraordinary Meeting on Wednesday 19 January 2022.

Council’s Interim Administrator Mr Viv May PSM has called the Extraordinary Meeting to consider multiple tenders and additional Council Business items.

The agenda for the Extraordinary Meeting will be available at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meeting-Minutes-Agendas.

The meeting will be held from 3.30pm on Wednesday 19 January 2022 in the Moss Vale Council Chambers and live-streamed via Council’s website at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au.

COVID-19 restrictions apply and seating numbers are limited.  Persons wishing to attend can secure their free tickets (one per person) at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meeting-Minutes-Agendas from 4pm on Friday 14 January.

Interim Administrator calls for feedback on Chamber changes

December 9, 2021Posted in: Other

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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May is asking residents to provide feedback on a proposal to modify the recently refurbished Council Chambers.

“While possible changes to the Council Chambers are not critical, I believe they would make the room more welcoming and practical,” he said.

Mr May suggested the proposal at Council’s final Ordinary Meeting of the year on Wednesday 8 December.

“Since chairing my first meeting of Council under Administration I have felt the refurbished Chambers leave a lot to be desired,” he said.

“In my opinion the new Chambers create a distinct divide between Council and the community.

“The community would be better served if the room was designed for greater inclusion and equal representation.”

The Interim Administrator stressed that the existing cabinetry would be retained under any proposed changes.

“My suggestion would be to make the existing furniture mobile,” he said.  “This would then allow the Chambers to be transformed into a multi-purpose room that could accommodate public ceremonies, receptions and gatherings.”

Mr May said removing the podium, changing the levels within the room and reconfiguring the communication and information hardware would cost in the order of $40,000.

“While I believe these changes would make the Chambers more inviting and allow the room to be used for purposes other than just Council Meetings, I invite the community to have the final say,” he added.

“I invite concerned residents that have constructive objections to write to me to voice their concerns.

“Unless contrary views are received by the 31 December, I will instruct Council to undertake the changes in time for the first meeting of 2022.”

To contact Mr May direct, email interim.admin@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

Interim Administrator pushes for dual facility designs

November 25, 2021Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Interim Administrator Viv May has used Council’s Quarterly Budget Review to call for design plans for the proposed Wingecarribee Animal Shelter and Moss Vale State Emergency Service (SES) building to be fast-tracked.

Mr May amended the September Quarterly Budget Review Recommendation to exclude the ‘revote’ or transfer of funding for the design of the co-located Animal Shelter and SES facility to the 2022/23 financial year.

“Both buildings are critical community assets,” he said.  “However, in my opinion neither facilities are currently fit for purpose.”

Mr May noted that the principal design tender document for the proposed co-located facility had been issued on 23 November 2021.

“Delaying progress to provide a purpose-built modern animal shelter and SES facility in Moss Vale another year benefits no one,” he said.

The amendment to the Quarterly Budget Review will see $150,000 re-instated to the current financial year’s bottom line.

In passing the item Mr May suggested Council consider exploring the inclusion of a commercial component within the design of the Animal Shelter.

“This may involve the inclusion of an onsite resident veterinarian or other suggestion,” he said.

“It does not guarantee any future inclusions but instead, it allows Council to test the marketplace and consider possible unexplored options.

“Let me be very clear that the market testing will not involve the operation of the Animal Shelter.”

My May said ongoing community consultation with users and stakeholders of both facilities would continue as designs were progressed.

Construction on the Animal Shelter and SES facility is anticipated to start in the third quarter of 2022.