MISSION AND VALUES OF COUNCIL
"A Sustainable Community that is inclusive, attractive, healthy and pleasant to live in, that uses our land so as to preserve our history and environment, respects the rights and equality of our citizens and manages our future growth wisely."
Annual Electors Meeting
15 December 2016
"A thriving and friendly community that recognises our history and embraces cultural diversity and economic opportunity, whilst nurturing our unique natural and built environment."
“To deliver affordable and quality Local Government services.”
CORE VALUES OF THE SHIRE
The core values that underpin the achievement of the
mission will be based on a strong customer service
focus and a positive attitude:
The purpose of Council Meetings is to discuss, and where possible, make resolutions about items appearing on the agenda. Whilst Council has the power to resolve such items and may in fact, appear to have done so at the meeting, no person should rely on or act on the basis of such decision or on any advice or information provided by a Member or Officer, or on the content of any discussion occurring, during the course of the meeting.
Persons should be aware that the provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 (Section 5.25 (e)) establish procedures for revocation or rescission of a Council decision. No person should rely on the decisions made by Council until formal advice of the Council decision is received by that person. The Shire of Broome expressly disclaims liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of relying on or acting on the basis of any resolution of Council, or any advice or information provided by a Member or Officer, or the content of any discussion occurring, during the course of the Council meeting.
SHIRE OF BROOME
Annual Electors Meeting
Thursday 15 December 2016
INDEX – Minutes
NOTICE OF MEETING
Dear Council Member,
The next Annual Electors Meeting of the Shire of Broome will be held on Thursday, 15 December 2016 in the Council Chambers, Corner Weld and Haas Streets, Broome, commencing at 4pm.
Acting Chief Executive Officer
The Chairperson welcomed Councillors, Officers and electors and declared the meeting open at 4.04pm. The Acting Chief Executive Officer outlined the process for the Annual Electors Meeting.
Attendance: Cr R Johnston Shire President
Cr H Tracey Deputy Shire President
Cr M Fairborn
Cr E Foy
Cr W Fryer
Cr D Male
Cr P Matsumoto
Cr C Mitchell
Cr B Rudeforth
Leave of Absence: Nil
Officers: Mr S Mastrolembo Acting Chief Executive Officer
Mr C Zepnick Acting Director Community Development
Mr J Watt Director Corporate Services
Ms A Nugent Director Development Services
Mr S Harding Director Infrastructure
Mr S Penn Media and Promotions Officer
Public Gallery: Ty Matson Shire of Broome
Denis Ryan Broome Futures
George Morris Buru Energy
AE Proctor Broome Properties
That the 2015/2016 Shire President’s Report be received.
The Annual Report is available on the Shire of Broome website at the following link: Annual Report 2015/2016
A copy of the previous Annual Electors Meeting Minutes held on 8 December 2015, are available on the Shire of Broome website at the following link: Minutes - Annual Electors Meeting 8 December 2015
The Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 17 December 2015, where Council dealt with the Minutes of the Annual Electors Meeting held 8 December 2015, are available at the following link: Minutes - Ordinary Meeting of Council 17 December 2015
That the Shire of Broome Annual Report for the financial year ended 30 June 2016 be received.
The Chairman read aloud a question received prior to the commencement of the meeting from Martin Huber:
Does the Shire recognise that it is economincally prudent to have a socially inclusive community that is not disaffected by the discrimination displayed by the local government? How will the Shire address these injustices in real on the ground outcomes?
Martin Huber provided further information:
There are problems within our community and levels of discrimination which are fairly obvious in town. In regards to the cyclone pick up, all people have the right to feel safe, secure and included. I remember a time when reconciliation principles were around. When it comes to cyclone pickup whether it’s your neighbour’s property or 1km away, it’s all dangerous and we have a right that the whole community gets treated equally so that we don’t discriminate against one group of people whether it’s socio economic, background or wealth. The residents have a right to be treated equally whether that be elections, rates, attendance at meetings, or questions to Council. This leads to economic and social and environmental problems and I believe the Shire needs to recognise that it’s actually economically prudent to deal with those issues before they become a problem. I’d like to see a more cohesive community and I don’t believe the Shire contributes to this. I have examples but I do not believe they are appropriate to read out. Are we one community or a set of ratepayers? I would like to see that question addressed.
Answer provided by the Chairman:
The Shire of Broome is acting cohesively and we’re not discrimanatory at all. The Shire has had a lot of discussion about the cyclone pickup service and also spoken to the Aboriginal Lands Trust. Hopefully it will be rectified next year. I do not believe the responsibility should be on local people who are paying rates, to pay for a cyclone cleanup for those people who are not paying rates.
There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 4.17pm.