Amendment to Schedule of Meetings and Briefings for 2021

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined

Decisions:

Memorandum by the Chief Executive Officer

To Council:

On 24 July 2021, the Minister for Local Government announced that the September 2021 local government elections would be postponed to address the risks posed by the Delta outbreak of Covid-19 in Greater Sydney. A new date for the local government elections has been set for Saturday 4 December 2021.

An amendment to the schedule of meetings and briefings for the Council is required to address the implications arising from the changed election date.

Monday 6 September 2021

Briefings (new)

Monday 13 September 2021

Committees (new)

Monday 20 September 2021

Council (new)

Monday 29 November 2021

Briefings (cancelled)

Monday 6 December 2021

Committees (cancelled)

Monday 13 December 2021

Council (cancelled)

The meetings and briefings scheduled for October and November 2021 remain unchanged.

It is recommended that Council meeting dates be amended to take into consideration the delayed election date.

Section 365 of the Local Government Act 1993 states that "the council is required to meet at least 10 times each year, each time in a different month", with "year" meaning the period from 1 July to the following 30 June (the financial year). The amended schedule ensures compliance with the provisions of section 365.

The City's website will be updated with the amended meeting dates if endorsed by Council.

A further report to Council detailing proposed meeting dates for 2022 is also being prepared.

Recommendation

It is resolved that Council adopt the amended schedule of meetings and briefings for 2021, as shown at Attachment A to the subject memorandum.

MONICA BARONE

Chief Executive Officer

Attachments

Attachment A.           Amended Schedule of Meetings and Briefings for 2021

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Scully –

It is resolved that Council adopt the amended schedule of meetings and briefings for 2021, as shown at Attachment A to the subject memorandum.

Amendment. Moved by Councillor Scott, seconded by Councillor Vithoulkas –

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council adopt the amended schedule of meetings and briefings for 2021, as shown at Attachment A to the subject memorandum, subject to the following amendment:

Week of Monday 20 December 2021

Council (where possible, new)*

*To ensure timely governance of Council over the summer recess period, where possible, a meeting of Council will be held during the week of Monday 20 December 2021, after the finalisation of election results (noting this will be between 21 and 23 December 2021); and

(B)      briefings, Committees and Council meetings be held remotely for the remainder of 2021 to ensure the safety of City Staff and Councillors.

Following discussion, Councillor Scott withdrew the amendment.

The motion was carried unanimously.

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AMENDED SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND BRIEFINGS FOR 2021

DATE

MEETING

MONDAY 16 AUGUST

·         COUNCIL

MONDAY 23 AUGUST

·         RECESS

MONDAY 30 AUGUST

·         RECESS

MONDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

·         BRIEFINGS

MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

·         COMMITTEES

MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

·         COUNCIL

MONDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

·         RECESS

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - Monday 20 September to Monday 4 October 2021, inclusive

MONDAY 4 OCTOBER

·         Labour Day Public Holiday

TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER

·         BRIEFINGS

MONDAY 11 OCTOBER

·       COMMITTEES

MONDAY 18 OCTOBER

·         COUNCIL

MONDAY 25 OCTOBER

·         RECESS

MONDAY 1 NOVEMBER

·         BRIEFINGS

MONDAY 8 NOVEMBER

·         COMMITTEES

MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER

·         COUNCIL

MONDAY 22 NOVEMBER

·         RECESS

MONDAY 29 NOVEMBER

·         BRIEFINGS RECESS

SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER

·         LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

MONDAY 6 DECEMBER

·         COMMITTEES RECESS

MONDAY 13 DECEMBER

·         COUNCIL RECESS

MONDAY 20 DECEMBER

·        RECESS

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – Monday 20 December 2021 to Wednesday 27 January 2022, inclusive

The recess continues until the first Committee meetings of 2022.

Report author: Erin Cashman

Publication date: 16/08/2021

Date of decision: 16/08/2021

Decided at meeting: 16/08/2021 - Council

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