BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

                                                                                                                               14.5 - Attachment 1

Minutes of Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting

 

 

 

Venue

Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby

Date

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Time

9.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

                                                                                                                               14.5 - Attachment 1

 

Minutes of the Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 3 March 2016

File No: I2016/162

 

PRESENT:   Cr S Richardson (Mayor), Cr D Dey and Cr R Wanchap

 

Staff:   Michael Matthews (Manager, Open Space and Resource Recovery)

            Peter Rees, (Manager,Utilities)

            Lloyd Isaacson (Team Leader, Resource Recovery and Quarries)

            Helen Waldron (Minute Taker)

 

Community:                                                                                                 Col Draper
Luke McConnell

                     David Fligelman

 

 

Cr Dey (Chair) opened the meeting at 9.12 am and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.

 

 

Apologies:

 

Madeleine Green

Phillip Holloway (Director Infrastructure Services)

 

 

Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

Luke McConnell declared a pecuniary interest.  The nature of the interest being that he owns a recycling business.

 

 

Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings

 

Moved:

That the minutes of the Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting held on 8 October 2015 be confirmed.

 (Dey/McConnell)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

 

 

Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

There was no business arising from previous minutes.

 

 

 

 

Staff Reports - Infrastructure Services

Report No. 5.1             Updates of Previous Action Items

File No:                        I2015/1403

 

Moved:

1.       That Council notes the information and updates in relation to Action Items 1 – 5 from    the Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee meeting held 8 October 2015.

 

2.       That Council recognise the Committee’s preference that three bin stations be part of at least some bin stations, in particular Main Beach and Railway Park, and a report be provided to Council outlining the value and viability of such a service .

 

3.       That Council investigate alternatives to using potable water (eg recycled water) as the   Additional Flow, cited on page 21 (page 13 of E2015/62158) of attachment 1 to        report 5.1.

(Dey/Richardson)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

 

Report No. 5.2             Ongoing Supply of Kitchen Caddies

File No:                        I2015/1404

 

Moved:

1.       That Council advertise the fee of $5 (plus GST) for a kitchen caddy, for a period of 28 days seeking submissions from the public in accordance with clause 610F of the NSW Local Government Act 1993.

 

2.       That if no submissions are received against the fee during the exhibition period,  Council adopt the fee of $5 (plus GST) for a replacement kitchen caddy.

 

3.       That if submissions are received during the exhibition period against the fee, a report be brought to Council.

(Richardson/Draper)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

 

Report No. 5.3             Policy for Water Leaks

File No:                        I2016/8

 

Moved:

1.         That the Agenda for the next Water, Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee meeting include a report on uptake under Sections 2.2 to 2.5 of Policy 12/006.  The report is to include a redacted list with columns:

 

date applied

date determined

water consumed

average water consumed over previous 2 years

$ paid for water

$ waived for sewer

nature of leak and repair

average water consumed since repair

 

2.       That the following matters be considered for a revision of the Policy:

 

a.    Council’s response time (2.2e) and consistency of ongoing communication between Council and the resident

b.    what happens if the owner has owned the property for less than two years (2.2g)?

c.    consider redefining leakage (2.2c

(Dey/Wanchap)

 

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

Cr Wanchap left the Conference Room.

 

Report No. 5.4             Introduction of Price On Application Fee for Bulk Loads of Putrescible Waste Deposited at the Byron Resource Recovery Centre

File No:                        I2016/138

 

Moved:

1.       That Council advertise the fee ‘Price On Application for Bulk Volumes of Putrescible Waste (subject to staff approval)’ for a period of 28 days, seeking submissions from the public in accordance with clause 610F of the NSW Local Government Act 1993.

 

2.       That if no submissions are received during the exhibition period against the fee, Council adopt the fee of ‘Price On Application for Bulk Volumes of Putrescible Waste (subject to staff approval)’.

 

3.       That if submissions are received against the fee during the exhibition period, a report be brought to Council.

(Dey/Richardson)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

 

 

Report No. 5.5             Review of Council's Waste Disposal Strategy 2009

File No:                        I2016/141

 

Moved:

That Council endorse the development of a revised ‘Waste Disposal Strategy’, utilising the recommended short, medium and long term options presented in the following report ‘Review of Council’s Waste Disposal Strategy 2009’.

(Dey/McConnell)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

Cr Wanchap returned to the Conference Room.

 

Report No. 5.6             Brunswick Valley Sewage Treatment Plant Daily Flows from Dec 2010 to Feb 2016

File No:                        I2016/148

 

Moved:

1.       That Council note Average Dry Weather Flow (ADWF) for Brunswick Valley STP is of    the order of 1.1 ML/day (eg November 2014).

 

2.       That Council note the three highest Wet Weather Flows on record for Brunswick Valley          STP since its commissioning at the end of 2010 were:

 

          23.4 ML/day in April 2013;

          19.6 ML/day in February 2015; and

          17.3 ML/day in March 2013.

 

3.       That Council receive annual updates of the above figures (ADWF, PWWF) via its   Water, Waste & Sewer Committee, or equivalent.

 

4.       That Council receive similar data via its Water, Waste & Sewer Committee, or         equivalent, for its other three STPs.

(Dey/Richardson)

The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.  

 

Action Items

 

1.       A report be provided including a table on usages and power consumption, including costs, (both private and Council) for re-use at Main Arm and options for Council to assist with electricity costs.

 

2.       A report be provided on further options for re-use at Mullumbimby.

 

3.       The 2002 REF be emailed to Committee members.

 

4.       In relation to action 3 update in report 5.1 that the pump selection be checked, as per David Fligelman’s email.

 

 

 

There being no further business the meeting concluded at 11.00 am.