Clarification of Council Minutes

2 May, 2014

Council wishes to clarify a statement that will appear in the Minutes for Council’s Ordinary Meeting of Wednesday 30 April 2014.

The minutes from the Closed session of Council will refer to a proposed Extraordinary Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 7 May 2014 to deal with a Code of Conduct matter.

As per a directive from the Office of Local Government, this meeting will not proceed on Wednesday 7 May.

The Office of Local Government has received a request under clause 9.6 of the Procedures for the Administration of the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW (the Procedures) to review this matter.

In accordance with clause 9.12 of the Procedures, Council is also directed to defer any action until the Office of Local Government has completed its review.

As Council cannot alter the minutes from any Council meeting, the transcript of Wednesday evening’s Council Meeting will stand. Council reiterates that the proposed Extraordinary Meeting will not proceed on the 7 May in accordance with the directive of the Office of Local Government.

The Office of Local Government will inform Council of the outcome of its review once completed.

The minutes from the Ordinary Meeting of Wednesday 30 April 2014 should be available on Council’s website from late this afternoon.