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Council Decided - 4 April 2017

The latest draft revisions to Council’s Delivery Program, together with a draft 2017-2018 Operational Plan, Budget and Pricing Policy – Schedule of Fees and Charges were considered by Council and endorsed in principle for exhibition.

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Council Decided - 7 March 2017

In response to a Mayoral Minute delivered by Mayor Peter Abelson, Council resolved that, in the event of a council election taking place on or around 9 September 2017, a full citizen poll be conducted on the proposed merger of Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby at that election and the NSW Government be asked to respect the results.

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Council Decided - 7 February 2017

Mayor Peter Abelson reported on the recent Australia Day celebrations at Drill Hall Common, which were attended by around 200 people and during which 57 Mosman residents received their Australian citizenship.

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Council Decided - 17 January 2017

Council met to consider Council’s proposed submission in response to the Amended Delegate’s Report September 2016 on the Proposal to Merge Mosman with North Sydney and Willoughby Councils.

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Council Decided - 6 December 2016

The independent Chair of Council’s Audit Committee, Mr Brian Halstead, was in attendance to present his annual report detailing the work of the Committee over the past year.

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Council Decided - 8 November 2016

Council resolved to maintain its practice of meeting on the first Tuesday of the month during 2017. The exceptions to this rule are November, when Council has traditionally met on the second rather than the first Tuesday of the month, and September, when the Council meeting will be moved to the third Tuesday to take account of local government elections scheduled for that month.

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Council Decided - 4 October 2016

Council’s Audited Financial Reports and Auditors Reports for 2015/16 were presented to Council following a period of public exhibition. Council’s 2015/16 Financial Statements show an Operating Surplus (before capital grants and contributions) at 30 June 2016 of $1.038 million.

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Council Decided – 21 September 2016

Council met to consider the implications of the judgment handed down by Justice Tim Moore in the case of Mosman Municipal Council v Minister for Local Government [2016] NSWLEC 124 on 20 September 2016. It was agreed at the meeting that Council maintain its long standing opposition to forced amalgamation and continue to work with its legal team to maintain Mosman’s independence.

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Council Decided - 6 September 2016

Councillor Roy Bendall was elected as Mosman Council’s Deputy Mayor for the 12-month term to September 2017. Councillor Bendall also served as Mosman’s Deputy Mayor from 2012-2015, with Councillor Carolyn Corrigan serving as Deputy Mayor in 2015-16.

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Council Decided - 2 August 2016

Mosman Mayor Peter Abelson presented his annual report for 2015/16, providing an overview of Council challenges and achievements during the past year. A full copy of the Mayoral Annual report is available here.

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Council Decided - 5 July 2016

The Rotary Club of Mosman is embarking on an exciting new initiative to develop a special ‘Mosman’ souvenir edition of the popular Monopoly board game. This is the latest in a series of excellent community projects by the Club.

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Council Decided - 7 June 2016

Council resolved to make a further budget allocation of $75,000 to fund legal costs associated with action being taken against the NSW Government’s merger proposal process. Legal proceedings are currently underway in the NSW Land and Environment Court.

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Council Decided - 3 and 19 May 2016

Earlier this year tenders were called by Council for the lease and management of historic Boronia, a grand mansion built in 1885 at 624 Military Road Mosman.

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Council Decided - 20 April 2016

Following discussion on the current local government reform process, it was resolved that Council commence legal proceedings in relation to the NSW Government’s Merger Proposals for Mosman, Manly and (part) Warringah (First Proposal) and Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby (Second Proposal).

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Council Decided - 12 April 2016

The latest revisions to Council’s 2013-2017 Delivery Program, together with a draft 2016-2017 Operational Plan, Budget and Pricing Policy – Schedule of Fees and Charges were considered by Council and endorsed in principle for exhibition. The documents approved for exhibition include new loan borrowings of $2 million to further augment programmed footpath works in Mosman.

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Council Decided - 5 April 2016

Council recently advertised for new members on the Mosman Youth Forum. At the meeting it was resolved that local resident Lachlan Dent be appointed as the Forum’s newest member.

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Council Decided - 8 March 2016

In response to a Mayoral Minute presented by Mayor Peter Abelson, Council resolved to endorse its existing policy against forced amalgamations and to oppose the NSW Government’s proposed merger of Mosman with North Sydney and Willoughby.

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Council Decided - 16 February 2016

In response to a Mayoral Minute presented by Mayor Peter Abelson, Council resolved to authorise the Mayor and the General Manager to finalise Mosman Council’s submission on the Merger Proposal for Mosman, Manly and (part) Warringah.

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Council Decided - 1 February 2016

Following presentation of a Mayoral Minute relating to the NSW Government’s current merger proposal of Mosman, Manly, and part of the Warringah local government areas, Council resolved to formally reject the proposal which has never previously been the subject of consultation with the Mosman community.

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Council Decided - 16 January 2016

An Extraordinary Council Meeting was held to consider an information campaign relating to the NSW Government’s Merger Proposal for Mosman, Manly and part of Warringah.

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Council Decided - 22 December 2015

Mayor Abelson delivered a Mayoral Minute addressing the NSW Government’s merger proposal that Mosman Council be amalgamated with Manly and the southern half of Warringah with a total initial population of approximately 153,000.

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Council Decided - 1 December 2015

Mayor Peter Ableson presented a Mayoral Minute on the current state of the Government’s local government reform program.

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Council Decided - 10 November 2015

Mayor Peter Abelson paid tribute to Mrs Patricia Joy Harvey OAM, who passed away on Tuesday 29 September at the age of 86.

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Council Decided - 6 October 2015

Council debated improvements to Christmas lighting and decorations in Mosman and agreed to proceed with further enhancements to the civic precinct including decorated Christmas garland and Christmas trees on the first floor terrace of the Civic Centre.

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Council Decided 8 September 2015

Mayor Peter Abelson presented his Annual Mayoral Report detailing key achievements for 2014-15 and Councillor Carolyn Corrigan was elected as Deputy Mayor for 2015-16.

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Council Decided 4 August 2015

Council resolved to reiterate its commitment to independence following the Mayor’s presentation of a Mayoral Minute on the issue – a stance which is strongly supported by residents.

Council Decided 7 July 2015

Council has resolved to maintain the current classifications of Council’s operational classified land portfolio and rescind and remove a range of superseded policies from Council’s Policy Register and Website.

Council Decided 2 June 2015

The Mayor presented three Mayoral Minutes on Mosman’s Friendship City agreements, Mosman Art Gallery’s win at the prestigious MAGNA awards and the appointment of new wardens for the Cairn.

Council Decided 5 May 2015

Council considered a detailed report on Fit for the Future, including an analysis of the community consultation that had been undertaken between February and April this year.

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Council Decided 14 April 2015

The Mayor presented a Mayoral Minute outlining some of the topline results from Council’s recent consultation on four independence and amalgamation options.

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Council Decided 3 March 2015

The Mayor presented a minute commemorating the life and contribution of Mosman’s longest serving Mayor, the Hon Barry Stanley John O’Keefe AM QC, who passed away on 24 April 2014.

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Council Decided 17 February 2015

Mayor Abelson delivered a Mayoral Minute on Independence, Amalgamation and the approach to the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future initiative.

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Council Decided 3 February 2015

Mayor Abelson delivered a Mayoral Minute outlining Mosman’s Australia Day celebrations, where citizenship was conferred on 45 new Australians and Mosman’s 2015 Citizen of the Year was announced.

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Council Meeting of 16 December 2014

Mayor Peter Abelson delivered a Mayoral Minute advising of the State Government’s Fit for the Future reforms and outlining action taken by Council to date in addressing these reforms.

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Council Meeting Bulletin - 2 Dec 2014

The recommendation on the proposed Special Rate Variation for 2015-16 is now on public exhibition for a period of six weeks until 18 January 2015.

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Council Meeting Bulletin - 11 Nov 2014

Council adopted the Mosman Access Strategy which sets the framework for providing improved accessibility to, within and around public infrastructure in Mosman in the years ahead.

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Council Meeting Bulletin - 7 Oct 2014

The Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2014 were presented to and adopted by Council.