Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee held in the Local Board Office, 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay on Friday, 10 July 2015 at 1.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

 

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Janet Fitzgerald, JP

 

 

 

Members

Gaye Harding-Kirikiri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Members

Julia Parfitt, JP

 

 

 

Lisa Whyte

 

 

 

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee

10 July 2015

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The deputy chairperson opened the meeting and welcome those in attendance.

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number HIBS/2015/15

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Fitzgerald, seconded by Member GA Harding-Kirikiri:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)         accept the apology from members Parfitt and Whyte for absence.

 

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number HIBS/2015/16

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Fitzgerald, seconded by Chairperson JG Parfitt:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 12 June 2015, 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          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

11        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

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

 

Resolution number HIBS/2015/17

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Fitzgerald, seconded by Member GA Harding-Kirikiri:  

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)      receive the applications by the owners of:

i.        69 Knights Road, Rothesay Bay

ii.       2A Rushden Terrace, Red Beach

iv.      32 The Circle, Manly

b)      grant the application by Quim Silva, 69 Knights Road, Rothesay Bay, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987,  and that this exemption is personal to the property (69 Knights Road, Rothesay Bay) subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ‘Above ground spas and hot tubs’ 3.10 a) to k) inclusive and special conditions l) – n) :

a)         The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)        The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)         The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)        When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)         The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)         The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)        The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)        The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i)          The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of repair;

j)          Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)         Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub;

l)          The pool is to remain in the same location as it was on the date of inspection;

 

m)       The spas is to be moved at least 1200mm away from the old brick barbeque or alternatively the loose bricks from the old barbeque are to be removed;

 

n)        The horizontal rail on the wooden fence is to be made non-climbable to prevent climbing onto the spa pool.

 

           

c)      grant the application by Stephen and Betty Howarth, 2A Rushden Terrace, Red Beach, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987,  and that this exemption is personal to the property (2A Rushden Terrace, Red Beach), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ‘Above ground spas and hot tubs’ 3.10 a) to k) inclusive and special condition l):

a)         The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)        The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)         The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)        When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)         The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)         The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)        The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)        The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i)          The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of repair;

j)          Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)         Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub;

l)          The pool is to remain in the same location as it was on the date of inspection.

 

d)      grant the application by Julia Skiffington, 32 The Circle, Manly, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987,  and that this exemption is personal to the applicant (Julia Skiffington), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ‘Above ground spas and hot tubs’ 3.10 a) to k) inclusive and special condition l):

a)         The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)        The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)         The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)        When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)         The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)         The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)        The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)        The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i)          The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of repair;

j)          Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)         Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub;

l)          The pool is to remain in the same location as it was on the date of inspection.

 

CARRIED

  

 

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

1.35 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 Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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