Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee held in the Howick Local Board Meeting Room, Pakuranga Library Complex, 7 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 at 2.05pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

David Collings

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Garry Boles

 

 

 

Members

Jim Donald

 

 

 

 

John Spiller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Jan Barnard

Senior Swimming Pools Specialist

 

 

Nicholas Powell

Regional Team Leader, Swimming Pools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee

29 July 2014

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

            The Chair opened the meeting.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Member John Spiller declared an interest in Item 6 due to other business associations.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number HWSP/2014/5

MOVED by Member DA Collings, seconded by Member JR Spiller:  

That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 25 March 2014, as a true and correct record with the following amendments:

“7.c)    That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee DECLINES the application by John & Grace Ng – 17 Andrea Place, Sunnyhills, Auckland for special exemption under Section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 as the granting of an exemption would significantly increase the danger to young children and the requirements of the Fencing Of Swimming Pools Act 1987 could be met by the completion of the proposed fence and the installation of a self-locking gate.

8.c)      That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee DECLINES the application by Brenda White – 67 Santa Anna Drive, Dannemora, Auckland for special exemption under Section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, as the granting of an exemption would significantly increase the danger to young children and the requirements of the Fencing Of Swimming Pools Act 1987 could be met by the installation of a fence with two self-locking gates.

9.c)      That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Committee DECLINES the application by Joshua and Andrea Mainwaring, 372 Redoubt Road, Totara Park, Auckland for special exemption under Section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, as the granting of an exemption would significantly increase the danger to young children and the current situation does not meet the requirements of the Fencing Of Swimming Pools Act 1987.

CARRIED

 


 

5

Swimming Pool Fencing Exemption – Special Exemption (Section 6) Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987

 

Resolution number HWSP/2014/6

MOVED by Member DA Collings, seconded by Member G Boles:  

That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)      receives the report.

b)      declines to receive the resubmitted applications by:

i)       John & Grace Ng – 17Andrea Place, Sunnyhills

ii)      Brenda White – 67 Santa Ana Drive, Dannemora

as these applications were received, heard and a decision made at the hearing on 25th March 2014.

c)      receives the applications by:

i)       Halcyon Days & Pigeon Mountain Trust – 37 Seymour Road, Mellons Bay

ii)      Richard & Louise Griffiths – 52 Mission Heights Drive, Flat Bush

iii)     Mark Morgan – 130 Mellons Bay Road, Mellons Bay

d)      determines each application, by way of resolution, to:

i)       grant the application for special exemption as sought, or

ii)      grant the application subject to conditions, or

iii)     decline the application for special exemption sought

 

CARRIED

  

 

6

Halcyon Days & Pigeon Mountain Trust – 37 Seymour Road, Mellons Bay

 

 

 

Resolution number HWSP/2014/7

MOVED by Member G Boles, seconded by Member DA Collings:  

a)            That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee receives the application for a special exemption under Section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 by Halcyon Days & Pigeon Mountain Trust – 37 Seymour Road, Mellons Bay.

b)         That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee notes members were in attendance at a site visit which took place on Tuesday 29th July 2014 at the applicant’s residence with Auckland Council Officer, Vanessa Leddra, also in attendance.

c)         That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee DECLINES the application for a special exemption under Section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 by Halcyon Days & Pigeon Mountain Trust – 37 Seymour Road, Mellons Bay, as the granting of an exemption would significantly increase the danger to young children and the requirements of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 could be met by the installation of a fence, installation of automatic closing mechanism on the bifold doors, or the installation of hinged doors with self closing mechanisms or any other compliant means.

CARRIED

Secretarial Note:  Member J Spiller took no part in the site inspection, discussion or decision.

 

 

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Richard and Louise Griffiths – 52 Mission Heights Drive, Flat Bush

 

 

 

Resolution number HWSP/2014/8

MOVED by Member DA Collings, seconded by Member JR Donald:  

a)            That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee receives the application for a special exemption under Section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 by Richard and Louise Griffiths – 52 Mission Heights Drive, Flat Bush.

b)            That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee DECLINES the application for a special exemption under Section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 by Richard and Louise Griffiths – 52 Mission Heights Drive, Flat Bush, due to lack of a site plan and adequate information being provided in order for the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee to make an informed decision.  Any subsequent application by the applicants will be at no additional cost within 3 months from the date of this decision.

CARRIED

 

 

8

Mark Morgan – 130 Mellons Bay Road, Mellons Bay

 

 

 

Resolution number HWSP/2014/9

MOVED by Member G Boles, seconded by Member JR Donald:  

a)            That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee receives the application for a special exemption under Section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 by Mark Morgan – 130 Mellons Bay Road, Mellons Bay.

b)            That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee notes members were in attendance at a site visit which took place on Tuesday 29th July  2014 at the applicant’s residence with Auckland Council Officer, Vanessa Leddra, also in attendance.

c)            That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee DECLINES the application for a special exemption under Section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 by Mark Morgan – 130 Mellons Bay Road, Mellons Bay, as the granting of an exemption would significantly increase the danger to young children due to the close proximity of the spa pool to surrounding walls and boundary hedge.

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

3.10 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 Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee HELD ON

 

 

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