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, 14 April 2015 at 1.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

David Collings

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Garry Boles

 

 

 

Member

Jim Donald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

John Spiller

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Phillip Curtis, Senior Swimming Pool Specialist Inspections

Stuart Airs, Senior Swimming Pool Specialist Inspections

Brent Little

 

 

 

Jane Goulding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee

14 April 2015

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

            The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed everyone.

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number HWSP/2015/1

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

That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)         accept the apology from John Spiller for absence.

 

CARRIED

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Member David Collings declared that he knew Mr Brent Little, applicant number 14156.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number HWSP/2015/2

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

That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 25 November 2014, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

 

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

 

Resolution number HWSP/2015/3

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

That the Howick Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)      That the report be received.

b)      That the Local Board receive the applications by the owner/occupier of:

i)       326 Redoubt Road, Manukau

ii)      1/11 Yarra Place, Howick

iii)     52 Mission Heights Drive, Flatbush

c)      That the Local Board determine 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

  

 

 

 

 

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Timothy Goulding, Jane Goulding and Rowan Kingstone, 326 Redoubt Road, Manukau, 2016

 

 

 

Resolution number HWSP/2015/4

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

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 Timothy Goulding, Jane Goulding and Rowan Kingstone, 326 Redoubt Road, Manukau 2106.

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 14th April 2015 at the applicant’s residence at 326 Redoubt Road, Manukau 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 (FOSPA) by Timothy Goulding, Jane Goulding and Rowan Kingstone , 326 Redoubt Road, Manukau, as the granting of an exemption would significantly increase the danger to young children and the requirements of  FOSPA  could be met by increasing the height of the spa pool to 1.2 metres or fully fencing the spa pool in accordance with FOSPA including any self-closing gates.

 

CARRIED

 

Secretarial Notes: 

That Member Jim Donald requests his vote against c) be recorded.

The evaluation checklist is attached to the back of the minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brent Little, 1/11 Yarra Place, Howick

 

 

 

Resolution number HWSP/2015/5

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

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 Brent Little, 1/11 Yarra Place, Howick.

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 14th April 2015 at the applicant’s residence at 1/11 Yarra Place, Howick 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 (FOSPA) by Brent Little, 1/11 Yarra Place, Howick, as the granting of an exemption would significantly increase the danger to young children and the requirements of FOSPA could be met by increasing the height of the spa pool to 1.2 metres or fully fencing the spa pool in accordance with FOSPA including any self-closing gates.

CARRIED

 

Secretarial Notes: 

That Member Jim Donald requests his vote against c) be recorded.

The evaluation checklist is attached to the back of the minutes.

 

 

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Richard Griffiths and Louise Griffiths, 52 Mission Heights Drive, Flatbush, Manukau

 

 

 

Resolution number HWSP/2015/6

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

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 Griffiths and Louise Griffiths, 52 Mission Heights Drive, Flatbush, Manukau.

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 14th April 2015 at the applicant’s residence at 52 Mission Heights Drive, Flatbush, Manukau 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 (FOSPA) by Richard Griffiths and Louise Griffiths, 52 Mission Heights Drive, Flatbush, Manukau as the granting of an exemption would significantly increase the danger to young children and the requirements of the FOSPA could be met by increasing the height of the spa pool to 1.2 metres or fully fencing the spa pool in accordance with FOSPA including any self-closing gates.

CARRIED

 

Secretarial Notes: 

That Member Jim Donald requests his vote against c) be recorded.

The evaluation checklist is attached to the back of the minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.43pm                                               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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