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Minutes of the Special Meeting of Maranoa Regional Council held at Roma Administration Centre on 31 July 2013 commencing at 8:45am

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Mayor Cr. R S Loughnan chaired the meeting with Deputy Mayor, Cr. W S Wason, Cr. J L Chambers, Cr. R J Denton, Cr. P J Flynn, Cr. W M Newman, Cr. C J O’Neil, Cr. M L Price, Cr D J Schefe, Chief Executive Officer – Julie Reitano, Coordinator Corporate Communications – Jane Frith and Lauren Owen Minutes Officer in attendance.

 

AS REQUIRED

 

Coordinator – Grants – Sue Sands.

 

GUESTS

 

There were no guests in attendance at the meeting.

 

WELCOME

 

The Mayor welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 8.51am.

 

APOLOGIES   

 

There were no apologies for the meeting.

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

There were no minutes to confirm.

 

Business Arising FROM MiNUTES

 

There was no business arising from the minutes.

 

Presentations/Petitions and Deputations

 

There were no presentations/petitions or deputations at the meeting.

 

Consideration of notices of business

 

There were no notices of business for consideration.

 

Consideration of notices of motion

 

There were no notices of motion for consideration.

 

Business

 

Item Number:                                   6.1

File Number: D13/33109

Subject Heading:                          Confirmation of Funding for Levee Bank

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Susan (Sue) Sands, Coordinator - Grants (Council & Community)

 

Executive Summary: 

Council has approved the construction of a flood levee bank in Roma and this project has received confirmation of funding from the  state, and federal government funding has been announced ($7m). Funding compliance for the state government requires Council to commit to meeting the total expenditure, in excess of Approved Funding if required, to complete Stage 1 of the Roma Flood Levee Bank.

 

Resolution No. SM/07.2013/01

Moved Cr O'Neil                                                            Seconded Cr Price   

That Council commit to meeting the total expenditure, in excess of Approved Funding if required, to complete Stage 1 of the Roma Flood Levee Bank.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Grants (Council & Community)

 

 

Item Number:                                   6.2

File Number: D13/33173

Subject Heading:                          Corporate Plan

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer

Executive Summary: 

Council’s first Corporate Plan covered the period 2009-2013.  The draft new Corporate Plan is underway but there are some steps that still need to be done, in Quarter 1 and 2 of 2013/14.  It is intended that 2013 will be a year of transition with the new Corporate Plan adopted no later than 31 December 2013, in sufficient time for the 2014/15 financial year preparations.

 

Resolution No. SM/07.2013/02

Moved Cr Denton                                                          Seconded Cr Wason  

That the use of the Corporate Plan 2009-2013 be extended and that it remain in place until the new Corporate Plan is adopted no later than 31 December 2013; having regard to the new Organisational Structure adopted by Council in June 2013.

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Item Number:                                   6.3

File Number: D13/33185

Subject Heading:                          Royalties for Regions Funding Applications

Location:                                          N/a

Applicant:                                         N/a

Author and Officer’s Title:                Susan (Sue) Sands, Coordinator - Grants (Council & Community)

Executive Summary: 

Council has identified, at a previous workshop, potential projects to submit under Round 2 of the Royalties for Regions program.

 

Discussion:

Council discussed the possibility of removing the Injune Airport Rehabilitation project, which is funded in the draft budget, from the submission for funding under the Royalties for Regions program to avoid delays in commencement of the project.

 

Council agreed to remove the aforementioned item from the submission and increase the funding amount specified for the Roma Sewerage project.

 

Resolution No. SM/07.2013/03

Moved Cr Chambers                                                     Seconded Cr O'Neil  

That Council endorse the following submissions for funding under the Royalties for Regions program, as previously prioritised:

 

1.   Injune – Taroom Rd

2.   Fairview Rd

3.   Roma Sewerage

 

CARRIED                                                                                                                      9/0

 

Responsible Officer

Coordinator - Grants (Council & Community)

  

 

CLOSURE

 

There being no further business, the Mayor thanked Council for their attendance and declared the meeting closed at 9.02am.

                                 

 

These Minutes are to be confirmed at the next General Meeting of Council to be held on 14 August 2013 at Roma Administration Centre.

 

 

 

 

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