As has been reported recently in our local papers the local Mckinnon Basketball Association has not been awarded the weekend usage rights for the new Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic centre in Bentleigh.
This decision was taken at an admin/officer delegated level not by Councillors -
However myself and other crs are certainly very concerned that the usage of a new rate-payer funded facility has been awarded to an out of municipality association - the Oakleigh Warriors
I would certainly prefer to see our local families and kids benefit from this excellent new facilty- at last Tues weeks council meeting the following motion was passed- I will certainly be working hard in the coming weeks for a better outcome for local families,
Item 10 – URGENT BUSINESS
“That Officers report to Council on the awarding of the use of GESAC basketball courts. This report should include details of requests for Expressions of Interest letters offers and acceptances copies of draft contracts, and responds to the claims contained in the letter by James Cody Treasurer of the McKinnon Basketball Association of the 1st June 2011 and should also cover the capacity of the Oakleigh Warriors to honour their commitment.
2. That the report include by way of separate appendix a copy of the proposed contractual terms to Oakleigh Warriors and Council not submit any written contract to Oakleigh Warriors until Council has considered same.
3. That this resolution be incorporated in the public minutes of this meeting, and
4. The report should include the cost of hire of like courts at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.” AMENDMENT
In part four delete the word ‘at’ and replace with the word ‘including’.
The AMENDMENT was put and CARRIED on the casting vote of the Chairperson and on becoming the SUBSTANTIVE MOTION was again put and CARRIED unanimously.