06 February 2011

Meeting January 2011

We discussed many issues. You can view the minutes at http://www.unley.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/FCM_Minutes_January_2011.pdf
The ones that seem to be of most interest are;
  • The appointment of community representatives to the Road Safety Committee, there are still vacancies on this if you are interested in applying.
  • The awarding of conservation heritage grants to assist owners of heritage houses in restoration. See http://www.unley.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1393 for more details about the next round.
  • The awarding of the Community, Cultural, Recreational and Environmental grants. Organisations receiving grants are the Effective Living Centre, the Greek Women's Assoc., Alternative 3, a Beautiful Birth, Urban Myth, the Arthritis Foundation, the Breastfeeding Association, Learndog foundation, the Unley Concert Band, the Broughton Arts Society, Goodwood Community Services and the Maronite Society of SA.
  • Rescheduling a loan for the Unley Amateur Swimming Club.
  • Discussion regarding the Damage and Removal of Two Significant trees in Fashoda St(Walford). This matter was discussed under confidentiality provisions.

Several Councillors had Motions on Notice, these included;

  • Michael Saies successfully getting the staff to set up a group to lobby governments about the rerouting of freight trains.
  • Denise Tipper and Bob Schnell trying to reduce the cost of residential parking permits.
  • Anthony Lapidge with some minor modifications to the UBED Committee to allow for greater representation from Council members.
  • Jennie Boisvert successfully getting the staff to investigate the feasibility of making all playgrounds smoke free areas.

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