Waitākere Ranges Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board held in the Waitakere Ranges Local Board Office, 39 Glenmall Place, Glen Eden on Thursday, 22 May 2014 at 6.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Sandra Coney, QSO

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Denise Yates, JP

 

 

 

Members

Neil Henderson

 

 

 

 

Greg Presland

 

 

 

 

Steve Tollestrup

 

 

 

 

Saffron Toms

 

 

 

 


Waitākere Ranges Local Board

22 May 2014

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those present.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

Members were reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

Specifically members are asked to identify any new interests they have not previously disclosed, an interest that might be considered as a conflict of interest with a matter on the agenda.

At its meeting on 28 November 2013, the Waitakere Ranges Local Board resolved (resolution number WTK/2010/5) to record any possible conflicts of interest in a register. 

            Register

Board Member

Organisation / Position

Sandra Coney

·      Waitemata District Health Board – Elected Member

·      Women’s Health Action Trust – Patron

Neil Henderson

·      Portage Trust – Elected Member

·      West Auckland Trust Services (WATS) Board – Trustee/Director

·      Weedfree Trust – Employee

Greg Presland

·      Portage Trust – Elected Member

·      Lopdell House Development Trust Trustee

·      Titirangi Residents & Ratepayers Group – Committee Member 

Steve Tollestrup

·      Waitakere Licensing Trust – Elected Member

·      Community Waitakere – Trustee

·      West Auckland Trust Services (WATS) Board – Trustee/Director

·      Henderson Valley Residents Association – Committee Member

Saffron Toms

       No current conflict of interest.

Denise Yates

·      Ecomatters Environment Trust – Deputy Chair

·      Keep Waitakere Beautiful Trust Board Member

·      Huia-Cornwallis Ratepayers & Residents Association – Co-chairperson

·      Charlotte Museum Trust – Trustee                            

 


Member appointments

Board members are appointed to the following bodies. In these appointments the board members represent Auckland Council.

 

Board Member

Organisation / Position

Sandra Coney

·      Friends of Arataki Incorporated – Trustee

Neil Henderson

·      Friends of Arataki Incorporated – Trustee

·      Living Cell Technologies Animal Ethics Committee – Member

Saffron Toms

·      Ark in the Park – Governance Group Member

To provide greater clarification for the public, Item 3: Declaration of Interest, has been updated so that it now identifies board member’s appointments to bodies separately to those organisations where members are involved in as of their own right. The register was also updated for member Greg Presland as he no longer is the treasurer  of Titirangi Residents & Ratepayers group and is now a committee member.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number WTK/2014/51

MOVED by Chairperson S Coney, seconded by Deputy Chairperson DA Yates:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)           Confirms the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 8 May 2014, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Update from Ward Councillors

 

 

Apologies from Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse and Clr Linda Cooper for absence were noted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8          Deputations

 

8.1

Sport Waitakere

 

Peter Goodburn (Oratia United Football) and Chris Stevens (Oratia United Cricket) representing Sport Waitakere made a presentation requesting support from the local board for the intended sport partnership at Parrs Park. A copy of presentation has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed at the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number WTK/2014/52

MOVED by Chairperson S Coney, seconded by Deputy Chairperson DA Yates:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Receives deputation from Sport Waitakere representatives and thank them for the presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Sport Waitakere - Presentation

 

 

 

8.2

Zeal Education Trust

 

Matt Grey (Zeal West Manager), Hayley Smith (Youth volunteer) and Brook Turner (CEO of Zeal) updated the local board on the work of Zeal and the various activities being delivered to youth in the West Auckland. A document titled “What Zeal offers in 2014” was tabled and has been placed on the file copy of the minutes and can be viewed at the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number WTK/2014/53

MOVED by Member NR Henderson, seconded by Member GB Presland:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Receives the presentation from Matt Grey, Hayley Smith and Brook Turner of Zeal Education Trust and thank them for the presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Zeal Education Trust - Tabled document

 


 

9          Public Forum

 

 

Nick Henley

  • Raised concerns around safety and condition of Wairere Road, loss of train service and need for distribution of rates money on the services to the board area.

John Sumich - Forest and Bird Western Branch

  • Presented on Habitat Te Henga and the proposed Pateke release.

Margaret Allan

  • Informed the board about electro-sensitivity and raised concerns around dangers of mandatory smart meters for people suffering from electro-sensitivity.

 

 

 

Resolution number WTK/2014/54

MOVED by Chairperson S Coney, seconded by Member S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         Receives the public forum submissions.

 

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

12

Waitakere Ranges Local Board Community Group Funding, Applications for Round Two, 2013/2014

 

Resolution number WTK/2014/55

MOVED by Chairperson S Coney, seconded by Member S Toms:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Defers the item to a later meeting of the board.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

Quarterly Performance report March 2014

 

Resolution number WTK/2014/56

MOVED by Member GB Presland, seconded by Member NR Henderson:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Receives the Quarterly Performance Report for the Waitakere Ranges Local Board for the period ended March 2014.

 

CARRIED

 

14

Bylaw review programme update - April 2014

 

Resolution number WTK/2014/57

MOVED by Chairperson S Coney, seconded by Member SR Tollestrup:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)      Notes the progress of bylaw review and implementation and the forward programme that will complete the review of the legacy bylaws by 2015.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

15

Submissions made under delegated authority - Local Board Funding Policy and CCO Review

 

Resolution number WTK/2014/58

MOVED by Chairperson S Coney, seconded by Member GB Presland:  

That the Waitākere Ranges Local Board:

a)         Notes the submissions made under delegated authority on the draft Local Board Funding Policy and Review of Council Controlled Organisations.

 

CARRIED

  

 

16        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

 

 

7.56pm                                               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 Waitākere Ranges Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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