ALDERMEN have hit 2013 running with six new motions to be put forward at the Launceston City Council's first meeting of the year.
Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten will seek aldermen support to donate $20,000 to the Red Cross Tasmanian Bushfires Appeal at Tuesday's meeting.
The motion also extends organisational assistance to the Sorell and Tasman councils, whose communities were hit by the devastating Forcett bushfire.
Deputy Mayor Jeremy Ball will also move to capitalise on Launceston earning the tag of Australia's most family-friendly city last week.
The motion seeks to ensure "that by the end of 2013 as many people as possible in Tasmania, nationally and internationally know that Launceston is Australia's most family-friendly city".
It proposes doing this through a tourism marketing campaign that council officers estimated would cost $56,000.
Council development services director Michael Stretton said the award provided good exposure, but advice from Tourism Tasmania indicated it had a limited shelf life.
Alderman Rob Soward has four motions up his sleeve covering smoking, telecommunications, The Avenue and green waste.
He has proposed that the council extend the smoke-free area beyond the boundary of the Brisbane Street Mall to include a larger area of the central business district.
He will also seek support for the council to investigate a monthly green waste collection service for all residents, with an estimated cost of $25 for each household.
His other motions deal with poor mobile phone coverage in areas surrounding the city and bushfire consequences and a proposal to close The Avenue in Brisbane Street to traffic.