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Online Council Meetings

You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place Tuesday 23 June 2020, 5:00pm here: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YmExZjcxZGEtYjA0NS00OWRkLWJiNTItMWJiNjNkZDU5YWFh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2287ac6ac2-5d60-4c74-b829-c5f0ac50c320%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c7be21a9-ceb9-4acd-8b3e-3669cb9d6ffb%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

All questions from the public should be submitted to the General Manager or a Councillor (to raise on your behalf) up to 7 days prior to the meeting. Those submitted after that time will be taken as questions without notice. A recording of the meeting will be available on our website in the days following the meeting.

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Mayor's Update- June Council Meeting

  • Public Notice
26th June 2020
Update of the outcomes from the ordinary meeting of Council held on 23 June 2020.

Our most recent Council Meeting was held on 23 June 2020 in Queenstown with the meeting streamed LIVE to the public and with all Councillors attending the meeting in person

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Council had one submission from Rosebery resident Matthew Ryan-Sykes, asking if Council intends to phase out recycling and if so when and whether recycling bin collection was to end on the West Coast. The General Manager took the questions on notice and will respond. They also asked if Council would declare a Climate Emergency due to the rise of remissions and temperature across the world and develop a strategy to reduce this, my view is that this is not currently something Council is looking at but should Council feel this topic should be brought to the table it would be considered.

REPORTS SUBMITTED TO COUNCIL 23 JUNE 2020

Item #

Open Session – Decision Item

Motion Outcome

165/20

Fees and Charges 2020-2021 (Moved Cr Pitt/ Seconded Cr Styles)

Council adopted the Fees and Charges set for 2020-2021. The Fees and Charges List will be uploaded to the WCC website for access by the community.

Carried Unanimously

166/20

Rates Resolution 2020-2021(Moved Cr Styles/ Seconded Cr Hall)

Council adopted the Rates Resolution for 2020-2021. With no rate rise set for the West Coast. The exception being those properties who may have a change of use on there property or those properties who may require a Supplementary Valuation. There will be some changes around waste management and associated fees with a distinction between waste management and landfill.

Carried Unanimously

167/20

West Coast Council Annual Plan 2020-2021 (Moved Cr Pitt/ Seconded Cr Shea)

Council adopted the Annual Plan 2020-2021. I believe this is the best Annual Plan I have seen for the West Coast in time as Councillor. It sets out clear key performance indicators and will provide a clear pathway forward. I commend General Manager and his staff for the work they have put into producing the document.

Cr Gerrity voted against the Plan, believing that further departmental financial breakdowns were required to be included in the document.

Carried 8/1

Cr Gerrity AGAINST

Agendas and Minutes for the Council Meetings can be accessed on the West Coast Council website www.westcoast.tas.gov.au and hard copies are available for viewing at West Coast Council Agencies as listed below.

West Coast Council Queenstown

Post Office Strahan

Post Office Zeehan

Rosebery District High School Rosebery

Tullah Post Office

I would like to thank those people who viewed the meeting online and remind people that questions for public question time can be submitted for the next meeting via the General Manager, prior to midday the day of the meeting, by emailing ea@westcoast.tas.gov.au or post to PO Box 63 Queenstown 7467.

Phil Vickers

MAYOR