Supplementary AGENDA  1R

 

Distributed on 24 April 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Council Meeting

 

TUESDAY 24 APRIL 2018

 

6.30pm

 

 

   


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Council Meeting

24 April 2018

 

 

 

MEETING AGENDA – PRECIS

SUPPLEMENTARY ITEMS

 

 

The following report/s appear as late item/s with Mayoral approval as information required for the preparation of the report/s was not available at the time of distribution of the Business Paper.

 

 

1          Mayoral Minutes

 

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C0418 Item 34    Mayoral Minute: Mullens Street, near Beattie Street, Balmain Pedestrian Crossing        3

C0418 Item 35    Mayoral Minute: William Lincoln                                                                   4

  


Council Meeting

24 April 2018

 

Item No:         C0418 Item 34

Subject:         Mayoral Minute: Mullens Street, near Beattie Street, Balmain Pedestrian Crossing           

From:             The Mayor, Councillor Darcy Byrne   

 

 

Motion:

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Investigate all options for improving pedestrian safety on Mullens and Beattie Streets;

2.   Investigate options for applying for a reduced or special warrant for a pedestrian (zebra) crossing in Mullens Street near the intersection of Beattie Street in Balmain;

3.   Officers carry out traffic counts aimed at determining qualification for these special warrant circumstances; and

4.   Officers provide a report to the Traffic Committee detailing these options and associated counts.

 

Background

 

I have been contacted by local residents urgently requesting installation of a pedestrian crossing near the intersection of Beattie and Mullens Streets in Balmain.

 

In particular, parents have raised with me that the absence of any designated pedestrian crossing on Mullens Street between Reynolds and Darling Street poses a big safety problem for small children.

 

Council has previously investigated pedestrian conditions at the intersection and numbers did not satisfy Roads and Maritime Services’ (RMS) requirements for a zebra crossing.

 

However, it is clear that due to the danger posed by the constrained intersection, many pedestrians are going out of their way to cross at other points on both Beattie and Mullens, with some going as far as up to Darling Street to cross.

 

At a public meeting held on 11 April at the Punch Park Tennis Courts, all residents were in agreement that crossing Mullens Street posed dangers to all pedestrians, and supported installation of a Zebra Crossing.

 

The RMS requires various levels of usage to be satisfied for installation of a pedestrian (zebra) crossing.

 

The crossing location currently does not meet the standard requirement as most residents avoid crossing at this intersection.

 

Council officers should investigate other reduced warrant options for qualifying for the installation of a zebra crossing, including zebra crossings used by children and/or by aged or impaired pedestrians, or consideration for a special warrant.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

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Council Meeting

24 April 2018

 

Item No:         C0418 Item 35

Subject:         Mayoral Minute: William Lincoln             

From:             The Mayor, Councillor Darcy Byrne   

 

 

Motion:

 

THAT Council write a letter of condolence to the family of William Lincoln, expressing our sadness at his passing and thanking them for his many years of service to the inner west community.

 

Background

 

On Monday 16 April Council lost a valued officer and much loved member of our local community, William “Billy” Lincoln.

 

Billy started with the former Leichhardt Council in 1985 when he was 26, as a cherry picker driver and operator in one of the Parks and Gardens Tree Crews. He remained with Council for 10 years before leaving for a time.

 

He returned to Council in 1999 and worked within the Parks Department and the Mechanics Workshop until his untimely and sudden passing last Monday.

 

Billy was admired and loved by his colleagues and co-workers, and all Council staff that crossed his path.

 

He was a very kind, warm hearted, well-mannered man who never said no to any task, and always had a kind word for everyone.

 

Billy is survived by his partner Lisa, grandson Dillon and granddaughter Skyla.

 

 

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