May meeting highlights
April meeting highlights
March meeting highlights
The Draft operational plan was adopted to go out on public exhibition.
It contains the fees and charges for next financial year as well as the general rates and water rates increases as well as the work council intends to do from July 1, including capital works.
An update on tourism on the coast was tabled at the meeting.
February meeting highlights
Big agenda for the February meeting.
The auditors report for the last financial statements are submitted; Council agrees to continue with a plan to introduce FOGO (Food Organics and Garden Organics); it adopts a budget for the 2024 council election and referendum; the administrator urges people to apply to be a member of a new Aboriginal advisory committee; and the administrator agrees to the transfer of land owned at 23-25 Ashton Avenue, The Entrance to Pacific Link Housing Limited for one dollar ($1.00).
January 24 meeting highlights
The evening saw three residents address the public forum before the meeting.
Peninsula News Editor Mark Snell spoke about Council’s approach to the Umina Coastal Sandplain woodland saying the community’s thoughts had not been taken into consideration.
Council-under-administration continued with its plan to spend money on a project at Kincumber.
Resident Zina Harije spoke against the sale of council owned land at 9 Russell Drysdale Street East Gosford, asking that it be kept in council ownership and leased to a third party for education and training purposes.
Council-under-administration decided to continue with its plan to sell the property.
The third speaker asked questions about Council’s proposed amendments to the Councillor Expenses policy which was being updated to specifically state that it also related to the administrator.
Resident Kevin Brooks asked the Administrator to explain how he justifies spending $27,500 on meals and accommodation in just six months, more than three and a half times what he incurred in the previous six months, staying overnight in Wyong despite Council car and free petrol, when ratepayers must pay their own commuting costs when working in Sydney.
The amended policy will now go out on public exhibition so the issues will probably be addressed the next time it comes to the Council meeting.
Other items adopted on the night included:
# Mardi Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
Council will borrow to finance the project above current secured funds and improve the cash position of the Water Fund, either via:
More details on these stories were posted on the Central Coast Council Watch facebook page on the night of the meeting.