Albert-Eden Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee  held in the Albert-Eden Local Board Office, 135 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 at 2:04pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Rachel Langton

 

Deputy Chairperson

Lee Corrick

 

Member

Graeme Easte

 

Member (Alternate)

Peter Haynes

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Member

Margi Watson

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Senior Specialist Swimming Pools

Jan Barnard

 

Applicant

Dr Neil Johnson

 

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee

14 October 2014

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number AEH/2014/18

MOVED by Chairperson RAJ Langton, seconded by Member PD Haynes:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)         accepts the apology from Member Watson for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number AEH/2014/19

MOVED by Chairperson RAJ Langton, seconded by Member GD Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)         confirms the minutes of its ordinary meeting, held on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Dr Neil Johnson

 

Dr Neil Johnson was in attendance to speak to the Committee regarding his application.

 

Resolution number AEH/2014/20

MOVED by Chairperson RAJ Langton, seconded by Member PD Haynes:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)            thanks Dr Neil Johnson for his Public Forum presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

12

Applications for Special Exemptions under Section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987

 

Resolution number AEH/2014/21

MOVED by Chairperson RAJ Langton, seconded by Member GD Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)      receives the Applications for Special Exemptions under Section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 report.

b)      receives the applications by:

i)       Patrick McGrath & Tamara Liebman – 59 Shackleton Road, Mt Eden

ii)      Matthew Roberts – 24 Vancouver Avenue, Sandringham

iii)     Dr Neil Johnson – 7 Poronui Street, Mt Eden

c)      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

 

Each application was received and discussed separately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.1

7 Poronui Street, Mt Eden

 

Resolution number AEH/2014/22

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson LA Corrick, seconded by Member PD Haynes:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)            receives the application from Dr Neil Johnson, 7 Poronui Street, Mt Eden.

b)            deems that this application for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 be GRANTED subject to the following:

i.              the spa pool meeting the conditions A to K of NZS-8500: 2006 3.10, noting that there is a fixed step within 1.2m from the spa pool cover, however this is more than the 900mm requirement as outlined in the Fencing of Swimming Pool Act 1987.

ii.            the safety sticker supplied by Auckland Council officers being placed visibly on top of the spa pool cover.

c)            deems that this exemption is personal to the applicant (Dr Neil Johnson), so that on a sale of the property a new owner will need to apply for a new exemption.

d)            notes that with regard to the particular characteristics of the property and the pool, the granting of an exemption does not significantly increase the danger to young children.

CARRIED

 

 

 

12.2

59 Shackleton Road, Mt Eden

 

Resolution number AEH/2014/23

MOVED by Chairperson RAJ Langton, seconded by Member PD Haynes:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)            receives the application from Patrick McGrath and Tamara Liebman, 59 Shackleton Road, Mt Eden.

b)            deems that this application for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 be GRANTED subject to the following:

i.              the spa pool meeting the conditions A to K of NZS-8500: 2006 3.10

ii.            the safety sticker supplied by Auckland Council officers being placed visibly on top of the spa pool cover

c)            recommends that the property’s rear boundary fences be made secure and the gaps closed.

d)            deems that this exemption is personal to the applicant (Patrick McGrath and Tamara Liebman), so that on a sale of the property a new owner will need to apply for a new exemption.

e)            notes that with regard to the particular characteristics of the property and the pool, the granting of an exemption does not significantly increase the danger to young children.

CARRIED

 

 

12.3

24 Vancouver Avenue, Sandringham

 

Resolution number AEH/2014/24

MOVED by Member GD Easte, seconded by Member PD Haynes:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)            receives the application from Matthew Roberts, 24 Vancouver Avenue, Sandringham.

b)            deems that this application for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 be GRANTED subject to the following:

i.              two additional safety locks being added on the sides of the spa cover, in order to comply with condition D of NZS-8500: 2006 3.10

ii.            the spa pool meeting the conditions A to K of NZS-8500: 2006 3.10

iii.           the safety sticker supplied by Auckland Council officers being placed visibly on top of the spa pool cover.

c)            deems that this exemption is personal to the applicant (Matthew Roberts), so that on a sale of the property a new owner will need to apply for a new exemption.

d)            notes that with regard to the particular characteristics of the property and the pool, the granting of an exemption does not significantly increase the danger to young children.

CARRIED

 

 

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

2.34 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 Albert-Eden Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee HELD ON

 

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