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General Meeting

 

Wednesday 9 April 2014

 

Roma Administration Centre

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Date: 9 April 2014

 

 

Mayor:                                                   Councillor R S Loughnan

 

Deputy Mayor:                                        Councillor W S Wason

Councillors:                                            Councillor J L Chambers

                                                              Councillor R J Denton

                                                              Councillor P J Flynn

                                                              Councillor W M Newman

                                                              Councillor C J O’Neil

                                                              Councillor M L Price

                                                              Councillor D J Schefe

 

Chief Executive Officer:                          Ms Julie Reitano

 

Senior Management:                               Mr Cameron Castles (Director Infrastructure Services)

                                                              Mr Rob Hayward (Director Development, Facilities & Environmental Services)

                                                              Ms Sharon Frank (Director Corporate, Community & Commercial Services)

 

Officers:                                                 Ms Jane Frith (Coordinator Corporate Communications)

 

Please find attached agenda for the General Meeting to be held at the Roma Administration Centre on April 9, 2014 at 9.00am.

Julie Reitano

Chief Executive Officer

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  9 April 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item       Subject

No

  

L            Late Items

L.1        Letter of Petition - Heavy Vehicle Parking ................................................... 2

Prepared by:      Kelly Rogers, Coordinator - Elected Members & Community Engagement

L.2        Maranoa Water Supply - pH Correction........................................................ 4

Prepared by:      Benjamin (Ben) Godford, Coordinator - Water, Sewerage & Gas Projects, Compliance & Laboratory    

 


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  9 April 2014

Officer Report

Meeting: General  9 April 2014

Date: 8 April 2014

Item Number: L.1

File Number: D14/24368

 

Subject Heading:                     Letter of Petition - Heavy Vehicle Parking

Classification:                                   Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                          Various Residents

Location:                                            Garden Street, Yuleba

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Kelly Rogers, Coordinator - Elected Members & Community Engagement

 

Executive Summary: 

A letter of petition has been received from a number of residents residing on Garden Street Yuleba who are concerned about an increasing volume of trucks turning into Stephensen Street from the highway and travelling along Garden Street. 

 

Residents advise that the heavy vehicles are creating noise and dust at all hours of the night and day, impacting local residents in the vicinity.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation:  

That Council receive and note the petition tabled.  

 

 

Body of Report:

A letter of petition was received by Council on 2 April 2014 from a number of residents who reside on Garden Street, Yuleba.

 

Resident concerns are focused on the increasing volume of trucks traveling along and parking on Garden Street Yuleba.  Trucks are creating dust on the unsealed road, and residents are concerned about particles settling in nearby water tanks, primarily used for drinking water. 

Residents further advise that trucks use the road at any time of day or night, with many of the drivers accessing nearby Yuleba Hotel for residential or social purposes, creating increasing levels of noise.  Trucks have been observed at times, having maintenance work carried out on the vehicles, whilst parked on the roadside.

 

Residents have put forward a suggestion for Council’s consideration, or support of, in the instance that Council does not hold jurisdiction over the solution -  that the entry into Stephensen Street, directly after the Yuleba Cemetery if entering from Dulacca,  or directly after the Yuleba Hotel if entering from Wallumbilla be closed to heavy vehicles.

The letter contains the names and personal contact information of concerned community members, and as such will be presented to Council at the meeting for tabling.

 

Officers are currently investigating the identified site and request, with a further report to be provided to Council at an upcoming meeting.

 

Consultation (internal/external):

Chief Executive Officer – MRC

Sheree Hurle – Coordinator Infrastructure Services Support

Cameron Castles – Director Infrastructure Services

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

The petition has been presented to Council assuring transparency of the matter.

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Any potential financial implications will be presented as part of a follow up report to Council.

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.1.1(a) To undertake all governance functions and activities in a professional manner promoting corporate ethics and integrity and informed decision making practices so as foster an operating environment advocating fairness, equity and consistency.

Supporting Documentation:

Nil.

Report authorised by:

Julie Reitano, Chief Executive Officer


Maranoa Regional Council

    

General Meeting -  9 April 2014

Officer Report

Meeting: General  9 April 2014

Date: 8 April 2014

Item Number: L.2

File Number: D14/24590

 

Subject Heading:                     Maranoa Water Supply - pH Correction

Classification:                                   Open Access  

Name of Applicant:                         

Location:                                           

Author & Officer’s Title:                 Benjamin (Ben) Godford, Coordinator - Water, Sewerage & Gas Projects, Compliance & Laboratory

 

Executive Summary: 

Council awarded Tender 14019 to Akwa-Worx Pty Ltd for the supply, installation and commissioning of Chlorine Disinfection Dosing systems at up to 15 sites in towns in the region centred around Roma.

 

A proposal has been put forward that would result in significant future cost savings, and increase the effectiveness of the water disinfection process.

 

Officer’s Recommendation:  

It is recommended that Council:

·    Allocate $103,192.00 (excl. GST) from water revenue;

·    Award a Variation to Akwa-Worx Pty Ltd, for that amount, for the addition of supply, installation and commissioning of PH correction dosing equipment.

 

Body of Report:

Chlorine disinfection effectiveness is lessened should the water being treated have a high pH, resulting in additional chlorine being used to provide the required treatment. A high pH is present in several of the water supplies planned for disinfection as part of this Contract. In preparation for this Contract, the buildings housing the chlorine equipment were designed with an additional room for the dosing of pH correction equipment at a later date. This equipment was planned to be included in a future budget.

Akwa-Worx have provided a proposal, suggesting that there are several savings that can be achieved, if we were to install pH correction dosing concurrently with the chlorine dosing equipment.

To ensure that Council provides the most effective disinfection to the water supplies, it is essential that pH correction is also incorporated into the water treatment process. This provides more effective disinfection with minimal use of chlorine, resulting in ongoing operational savings.

 

For an additional expenditure of $103,192.00 (12% of the contract value), savings of $121,816.00 can be achieved.

Consultation (internal/external):

Ben Godford – Maranoa Regional Council

Troy Pettiford – Maranoa Regional Council

Phil Green – Project Consultant

Peter Robbins – Wide Bay Water Corporation

Risk Assessment (Legal, Financial, Political etc.):

Risk to effectiveness of water treatment, and aesthetic quality of the water

Policy Implications:

Nil

Financial Resource Implications:

Possible future cost savings of $121,816.00 through the expenditure of $102,192.00

 

Link to Corporate Plan:

Corporate Plan 2009-2013 8.5.6(b) To produce a quality potable water supply to industry standards in an efficient and reliable manner.

Supporting Documentation:

1

W14019 - Water Supply Chlorination - pH Correction (Enclosure)

D14/24565

 

Report authorised by:

Troy Pettiford, Manager - Water, Sewerage & Gas

Cameron Castles, Director - Infrastructure Services