Rodney Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an inaugural meeting of the Rodney Local Board held in the Wellsford Community Centre, 1 Matheson Road, Wellsford on Monday, 4 November 2013 at 4.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Brenda Steele

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Steven Garner

 

 

 

Members

James Colville

 

 

 

 

Warren Flaunty

 

 

 

 

Thomas Grace

 

 

 

 

John McLean

 

 

 

 

Phelan Pirrie

 

 

 

 

Greg Sayers

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Member

Beth Houlbrooke

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Mark Mitchell, MP for Rodney

 

 

 

Councillor Penny Webster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rodney Local Board

04 November 2013

 

 

Secretarial NoteClive Manley, Civil Defence and Emergency Management Director chaired the meeting for items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.  From item 7 onwards, the newly elected Chairperson chaired the meeting.  Clive Manley, Civil Defence and Emergency Management Director, administered the members’ declarations.

 

 

1          Mihi Whakatau (Welcome)

 

Ben de Thierry, Kaumatua, led the prayer and gave a brief welcome.

 

 

2          Welcome Address

 

Clive Manley, Civil Defence and Emergency Management Director, addressed the meeting and acknowledged the presence of Mark Mitchell MP for Rodney, Penny Webster Rodney Ward Councillor of Auckland Council and former Rodney District Council councillors Grahame Powell and David Steele. Mr Manley invited the Rodney Local Board Members to introduce themselves. 

 

 

3          Apologies

 

An apology for absence from Member Beth Houlbrooke was noted.

 

Secretarial Note:         Member Beth Houlbrooke was overseas at the time of the inauguration ceremony and will take her declaration as a Local Board Member at the Rodney Local Board meeting on 18 November 2013.

 

 

4

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

 

Resolution number RD/2013/302

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

 

  • James Colville
  • Warren Flaunty
  • Steven Garner
  • Thomas Grace
  • John McLean
  • Phelan Pirrie
  • Greg Sayers
  • Brenda Steele

 

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/rodneylocalboard.aspx

 

[Attachment 4A]

 

 

Attachments

a     Local Board Member Declarations

 

 

5

Election of Chairperson

 

Clive Manley, Civil Defence and Emergency Management Director, advised the Local 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 RD/2013/303

MOVED by Member TP Grace, seconded by Member BM Steele:  

That the Rodney 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

 

The Civil Defence and Emergency Management Director called for nominations for the position of Chairperson.

 

Member Warren Flaunty nominated Member Brenda Steele as Chairperson.  Member James Colville seconded the nomination.

 

Member Thomas Grace nominated Member Steven Garner as Chairperson.  Member John McLean seconded the nomination.

 

A show of hands was called for with 5 votes for Member Steele and 3 votes for Member Garner.

 

 

Resolution number RD/2013/304

Member Brenda Steele was declared elected as the Chairperson of the Rodney Local Board for the 2013-2016 political term.

 

 

 

6

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

 

Resolution number RD/2013/305

The Chairperson made her declaration pursuant to Schedule 7, clause 14 of the Local Government Act 2002 and assumed the Chair.

 

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/rodneylocalboard.aspx

 

[Attachment 6A]

 

 

Attachments

a     Declaration by Chairperson

 

 

7

Address by Chairperson

 

The Chairperson addressed the meeting.

 

 

 

8

Election of Deputy Chairperson

 

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

 

Resolution number RD/2013/306

MOVED by Member WW Flaunty, seconded by Member JG McLean:  

That the Rodney 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.

 

CARRIED

 

The Chairperson called for nominations for the position of Deputy Chairperson.

 

Member Thomas Grace nominated Member Steven Garner as Deputy Chairperson.  Member John McLean seconded the nomination.

 

Member James Colville nominated himself as Deputy Chairperson. Member Greg Sayers seconded the nomination.

 

A show of hands was called for with 5 votes for Member Garner and 2 votes for Member Colville.

 

 

Resolution number RD/2013/307

Member Steven Garner was declared elected as the Deputy Chairperson of the Rodney Local Board for the 2013-2016 political term.

CARRIED

 

 

9

General Explanation of Local Government Legislation

 

Resolution number RD/2013/308

MOVED by Member TP Grace, seconded by Member AG Sayers:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

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

 

CARRIED

 

 

10

First Business Meeting of the Rodney Local Board

 

Resolution number RD/2013/309

MOVED by Member BM Steele, seconded by Member SR Garner:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      confirms the date for its first business meeting will be Monday, 18 November 2013 at 1.00pm in the Council Chamber at Orewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa.

 

CARRIED

  

 

 

 

 

 

Secretarial Note:         Rodney Ward Councillor Penny Webster was invited to give an address prior to the close of the meeting. Following the close of the meeting at 5.20pm pupils from Wellsford Primary School, accompanied by Martin Worthington on guitar provided a short bracket of entertainment. Ben de Thierry, Kaumatua, led a prayer and blessed the food.

 

 

5.20 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 Rodney Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................