Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an inaugural meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board held in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chamber, Takapuna Service Centre, Level 3, 1 The Strand, Takapuna on Wednesday, 6 November 2013 at 6.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Mike Cohen QSM,JP

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Joseph Bergin

 

 

 

Members

Dr. Grant Gillon

 

 

 

 

Dianne Hale QSO, JP

 

 

 

 

Jan O’Connor

 

 

 

 

Allison Roe MBE

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillors

Chris Darby

 

 

 

George Wood

 

 

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

06 November 2013

 

 

Secretarial note:  Dean Kimpton, Chief Operating Officer, chaired the meeting for items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.  From item 7 onwards, the newly elected Chairperson chaired the meeting.  Dean Kimpton, Chief Operating Officer administered the members’ declarations.

 

                                                                                             

1          Mihi Whakatau (Welcome)

 

Haahi Walker, Kaumatua, led the prayer and gave a brief welcome.

 

 

2          Welcome Address

 

Dean Kimpton, Chief Operating Officer, on behalf of the Chief Executive, addressed the meeting.

 

 

3          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

 

4

Declaration by Local Board Members Pursuant to Schedule 7, Clause 14, of the Local Government Act 2002

 

The following Local Board Members made their declarations pursuant to Schedule 7, Clause 14, of the Local Government Act 2002:

 

Joseph Bergin

Mike Cohen QSM,JP

Grant Gillon

Dianne Hale QSO, JP

Jan O’Connor

Allison Roe MBE

 

 

 

A copy of the declarations are publicly available at the following Auckland Council webpage:

http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/AboutCouncil/meetings_agendas/local_boards/Pages/devonport_takapunalocalboard.aspx

 

 

Attachments

a     Members' Signed Declarations

 

 

5

Election of Chairperson

 

The Chief Operating Officer advised the Board that they must resolve which voting system they wished to apply for the election of the chairperson. 

The Relationship Manager gave an explanation of the nomination process and the differences between the two voting systems.

 

Resolution number DT/2013/334

MOVED by Member DP Hale, seconded by Member G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)    elects a Chairperson for the 2013-2016 political term utilising System B of Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2013/335

MOVED by Member DP Hale, seconded by Member G Gillon:  

b)    resolves to divide the triennium to allow for one Chairperson to be elected for each of the following periods:

i)     6 November 2013 to 6 May 2015

ii)    7 May 2015 to the end of the 2013-2016 term.

c)    resolves that any alteration to resolution b) above must occur by way of formal local board resolution, and in accordance with all Local Government Act 2002 requirements, prior to the date on which the change of the position of the local board Chairperson takes effect.

CARRIED

 

The Chief Operating Officer called for nominations for the position of Chairperson.

Member Dianne Hale nominated Member Mike Cohen as Chairperson for the first 18 months of the 2013-2016 political term.  Member Allison Roe seconded the nomination.

Member Dianne Hale nominated Member Joseph Bergin as Chairperson for the second 18 months of the 2013-2016 political term.  Member Allison Roe seconded the nomination.

 

Member Mike Cohen was declared as Chairperson of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board for the period 6 November 2013 to 6 May 2015.

Member Joseph Bergin was declared as Chairperson of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board for the period 7 May 2015 to the end of the 2013-2016 term.

 

6

Declaration by Chairperson Pursuant to Schedule 7, Clause 14, of the Local Government Act 2002

 

The Chairperson Mike Cohen, for the period 6 November 2013 to 6 May 2015, made his declaration pursuant to Schedule 7, Clause 14 of the Local Government Act 2002 and assumed the chair.

The Chairperson Joseph Bergin, for the period 7 May 2015 to the end of the 2013-2016 term, made his declaration pursuant to Schedule 7, Clause 14 of the Local Government Act 2002.

 

A copy of the declaration is publicly available at the following Auckland Council webpage:

http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/AboutCouncil/meetings_agendas/local_boards/Pages/manurewalocalboard.aspx

 

Attachments

a     Chairpersons' Signed Declarations

 

 

7

Address by Chairperson

 

The Chairperson addressed the meeting.

 

 

 

8

Election of Deputy Chairperson

 

The Chairperson advised the Board that they must resolve which voting system they wished to apply for the election of the deputy chairperson. 

 

Resolution number DT/2013/336

MOVED by Member AP Roe, seconded by Member DP Hale:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)     elects a Deputy Chairperson for the 2013-2016 political term utilising System B of Schedule 7, Part 1, Clause 25 of the Local Government Act 2002.

b)     resolves to divide the triennium to allow for one Deputy Chairperson to be elected for each of the following periods:

i)     6 November 2013 to 6 May 2015

ii)    7 May 2015 to the end of the 2013-2016 term.

c)     resolves that any alteration to resolution b) above must occur by way of formal local board resolution, and in accordance with all Local Government Act 2002 requirements, prior to the date on which the change of the position of the local board Chairperson takes effect.

.CARRIED

 

The Chairperson called for nominations for the position of deputy chairperson.

Member Mike Cohen nominated Member Joseph Bergin as deputy chairperson for the first 18 months of the 2013-2016 political term.  Member Dianne Hale seconded the nomination.

Member Mike Cohen nominated Member Grant Gillon as deputy chairperson for the second 18 months of the 2013-2016 political term.  Member Dianne Hale seconded the nomination.

 

Member Joseph Bergin was declared as Deputy Chairperson of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board for the period 6 November 2013 to 6 May 2015.

Member Grant Gillon was declared as Deputy Chairperson of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board for the period 7 May 2015 to the end of the 2013-2016 term.

 

9

General Explanation of Local Government Legislation

 

Resolution number DT/2013/337

MOVED by Member MA Cohen, seconded by Member DP Hale:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      notes the general explanation of laws affecting local board members.

CARRIED

 

 

10

First Business Meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

Resolution number DT/2013/338

MOVED by Member MA Cohen, seconded by Member G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      confirms the date for its first business meeting is Tuesday 19 November 2013, 6.00pm, to be held at the Council Chamber, Level 3, 1 The Strand, Takapuna.

CARRIED

  

 

 

Haahi Walker, Kaumatua, closed the meeting in prayer and blessed the food.

 

 

 

7.40 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Devonport-Takapuna Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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