Waitematā Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Waitematā Local Board held in the Waitematā Local Board Office, 35 Graham Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 at 5:30 pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Shale Chambers

 

Deputy Chairperson

Pippa Coom

 

Members

Greg Moyle

 

 

Vernon Tava

 

 

Rob Thomas

 

 

Deborah Yates

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Member

Christopher Dempsey

 

 

 

 


Waitematā Local Board

24 November 2015

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number WTM/2015/193

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member RAH Thomas:  

That the Waitemata Local Board accepts an apology from Member Christopher Dempsey for absence.

CARRIED

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

5          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

6          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

7          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

8          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

9          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

10        Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 


 

11

Annual Plan 2016/2017

 

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member VI Tava:  

a)      That the Annual Plan 2016/2017 report be received.

 

b)      That the Waitematā Local Board:

 

i)        Agrees the revised, tabled version of the local advocacy initiatives.

 

Member Rob Thomas moved an amendment seconded by Member Deborah Yates:

Agree that the advocacy position “Minimise Agrichemical Use” be amended to read as follows:

“All ongoing or future decisions on park maintenance service levels have as an objective the minimisation of agrichemical use in accordance with the Council’s Weed Management Policy.”

CARRIED

 

The Chairperson put the substantive motion as amended.

 

 

Resolution number WTM/2015/194

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Member VI Tava:  

a)         That the Annual Plan 2016/2017 report be received.

b)         That the Waitematā Local Board:

i)          Agrees the revised, tabled version of the local advocacy initiatives.

ii)         Agrees that the advocacy position “Minimise Agrichemical Use” be amended to read as follows:

“All ongoing or future decisions on park maintenance service levels have as an objective the minimisation of agrichemical use in accordance with the Council’s Weed Management Policy.”

CARRIED

 

Secretarial Note:         Member Greg Moyle noted his disagreement with the following two advocacy positions:  Auckland Council Living Wage and Full Council Ownership of Ports of Auckland.

 

 

 

 

Resolution number WTM/2015/195

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Deputy Chairperson PJ Coom:  

c)         That the Waitematā Local Board:

i)          Supports the options and parameters proposed for public consultation on the regional issues (that is, the Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC), Interim  Transport Levy (ITL), Maori land rates and rural rates), with the exception that it confirms it sees no purpose in the rural rates proposal for large farms/lifestyle properties being taken to public consultation as it lacks merit as a fact-based proposal and the impost will not be supported by the wider ratepayer community as it was not for the earlier proposed small farm/lifestyle properties.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number WTM/2015/196

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Deputy Chairperson PJ Coom:  

d)      That the Waitematā Local Board:

i)       Gives the following interim feedback on the regional proposals pending the outcome of public consultation:

A)     Supports its earlier UAGC position following public consultation last year on the 10-year plan of keeping the UAGC at the current level plus the general rates annual increase to maintain the position of least change for the greatest number of ratepayers.

CARRIED

 

Secretarial Note:         Pursuant to Standing Order 3.15.5 Member Greg Moyle requested that his dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

Resolution number WTM/2015/197

MOVED by Chairperson S Chambers, seconded by Deputy Chairperson PJ Coom:  

e)      That the Waitematā Local Board:

i)       Supports the proposed change to the Interim Transport Levy (ITL) to allocate this charge to businesses relative to business size so that those that benefit the most pay accordingly.

ii)      Opposes any change to the rural rates for large farms/lifestyle properties, and in particular any reduction of large farm/lifestyle rates at the expense of an additional impost on the entire remaining rating base.

CARRIED

 

  

 

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

 

 

6.09 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 Waitematā Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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