The Lord Mayor, Councillor Donna Davis and Councillors Phil Bradley, Kellie Darley, Pierre Esber, Michelle Garrard, Henry Green, Ange Humphries, Cameron Maclean, Paul Noack, Sameer Pandey, Dr Patricia Prociv, Dan Siviero, Georgina Valjak, Donna Wang and Lorraine Wearne.
1. OPENING MEETING
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Davis, opened the meeting at 5:47PM.
2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO TRADITIONAL OWNERS OF LAND
The Lord Mayor acknowledged the Burramattagal people of The Darug Nation as the traditional owners of this land, and paid respect to their ancient culture and to their elders past, present and emerging.
3. WEBCASTING ANNOUNCEMENT
The Lord Mayor advised that this public meeting is being recorded except for the confidential part of the meeting and streamed live on the internet. The recording will also be archived, except for the confidential part of the meeting, and made available on Council’s website.
The Lord Mayor further advised that all care will be taken to maintain privacy, however as a visitor in the public gallery, the public should be aware that their presence may be recorded.
4. GENERAL RECORDING OF MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
As per Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the recording of the Council Meeting by the public using any device, audio or video, is only permitted with Council permission. Recording a Council Meeting without permission may result in the individual being expelled from the Meeting.
5. APOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE OR ATTENDANCE BY AUDIO-VISUAL LINK BY COUNCILLORS
There were no apologies or requests for leave of absence.
6. DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST
7. Reports to Council - For Council Decision
REFERENCE F2022/03176 - D08976562
REPORT OF Executive Director Finance & Information
(a) That the method of voting be open, by way of show of hands, for the election of the Lord Mayor.
(b) That the Chief Executive Officer, as Returning Officer, undertake the election of the Lord Mayor for the period 22 May 2023 to 25 September 2023 inclusive, by announcing the nominations and then conducting the election.
(c) That letters be forwarded to the Office of Local Government and the Chief Executive of LGNSW advising the appointment the appointment of the Lord Mayor.
Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous
The Chief Executive Officer, as Returning Officer, undertook the election of the Lord Mayor.
The Chief Executive Officer, as Returning Officer, advised that she had received two (2) nominations for the position of Lord Mayor, as follows:
Councillor Michelle Garrard
Nominated by Councillor Valjak seconded by Councillor Green. Councillor Garrard accepted her nomination.
Councillor Sameer Pandey
Nominated by Councillor Esber seconded by Councillor Noack. Councillor Pandey accepted his nomination.
The Chief Executive Officer, as Returning Officer, called for any other nominations and there were none.
Voting on the election of the Lord Mayor was conducted by show of hands as follows:
Voting for Councillor Garrard: Councillors Garrard, Green, Siviero, Valjak, Wang and Wearne (6)
Voting for Councillor Pandey: Councillors Davis, Esber, Humphries, Maclean, Noack, Pandey and Prociv (7)
Informal: Councillors Bradley and Darley abstained.
As Councillor Pandey had the higher number of formal votes, the Chief Executive Officer, declared Councillor Pandey as Lord Mayor until 25 September 2023.
8. CONCLUSION OF MEETING
The meeting closed at 6.40 pm.
THIS PAGE AND THE PRECEDING PAGE ARE THE MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON Monday, 22 May 2023 AND CONFIRMED ON 13 JUNE 2023.