I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Howick Local Board will be held on:

 

Date:††††††††††††††††††††††

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 28 April 2016

6.00pm

Howick Local Board Meeting Room
Pakuranga Library Complex
7 Aylesbury Street
Pakuranga

 

Howick Local Board

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

David Collings

 

Deputy Chairperson

Adele White

 

Members

Garry Boles

 

 

Katrina Bungard

 

 

Jim Donald

 

 

Lucy Schwaner

 

 

John Spiller

 

 

Steve Udy

 

 

Bob Wichman

 

 

(Quorum 5 members)

 

 

 

Janette McKain

Local Board Democracy Advisor

 

22 April 2016

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 262 5283

Email: lynda.pearson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


 


Howick Local Board

28 April 2016

 

ITEM†† TABLE OF CONTENTS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PAGE

1††††††††† Welcome†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5

2††††††††† Apologies††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5

3††††††††† Declaration of Interest†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5

12††††††† Annual Plan 2016/17††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7

 


1††††††††† Welcome

 

 

2††††††††† Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

 

3††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

 


Howick Local Board

28 April 2016

 

Annual Plan 2016/17

 

File No.: CP2016/06671

 

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Purpose

1.†††††† This report requests that the Howick Local Board:

a)††††† makes decisions on:

i.††††††† final LDI budgets by activity, within funding envelopes.

ii.†††††† key advocacy issues.

b)††††† provides any feedback on regional issues, including:

i.††††††† the Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC).

ii.†††††† the Interim Transport Levy (ITL).

iii.††††† Māori land rates.

iv.††††† rates for farm/lifestyle properties over 50 hectares.

c)††††† makes recommendations to the governing body on other financial matters such as:

i.††††††† any new/amended Business Improvement District (BID) targeted rates.

ii.†††††† any new/amended local targeted rate proposals.

iii.††††† proposed LDI capital projects outside local boardsí decision-making responsibility.

Executive Summary

2.†††††† This report seeks input from local boards on a range of annual plan related matters, including LDI, advocacy, regional financial policy issues and other rate proposals.††

3.†††††† Local board views on these matters will be considered in discussions between the local boards and the Finance and Performance Committee on 6 and 9 May; and by the governing body prior to adopting the Annual Plan 2016/2017.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Howick Local Board:

a)††††† makes decisions on final 2016/2017 LDI budgets by activity, within funding envelopes.

b)††††† agrees key advocacy issues.

c)††††† provides any views it may have on regional financial policy issues.†

d)††††† recommends any new or amended BID targeted rates.

e)††††† recommends any new or amended local targeted rate proposals.

f)†††††† recommends any proposed LDI capital projects, which are outside local boardsí decision-making responsibility.

g)††††† recommends $110,000 of 2015/2016 LDI opex to be deferred.

 

 

 

 

Comments

Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI)

4.†††††† Local boards are requested to agree the level of funding for each group of activity. This funding is further allocated to specific projects and services detailed in the work programmes.

5.†††††† As part of the funding policy, local boards can resolve to defer those projects that are funded by the LDI where there was an agreed scope and cost but have not been delivered.† The Local Board may wish to resolve 2015/2016 projects that meet the criteria for deferral to 2016/2017.

6.†††††† Key information of the funding of each activity and the LDI funded projects that meet the criteria for deferral is provided in Attachment A which will be tabled at the meeting.

Advocacy issues

7.†††††† Local boards resolved on their key advocacy issues in November 2015, for discussions with the Finance and Performance Committee and consultation.†† Since then, relevant council departments and Council Controlled Organisations have provided local boards with advice on the current position of each advocacy issue, and any next steps.† This information was provided to local boards in April 2016, as part of a broader information pack, to consider at their workshops, and is also attached to this report for information (see Attachment B which will be tabled at the meeting).

8.†††††† Local boards consulted on their local advocacy issues in February and March 2016.† The results from the consultation have been analysed and summarised, and provided to the local boards.† This has been attached to this report for information (see Attachment C which will be tabled at the meeting).

9.†††††† In light of this information, the Local Board may now wish to agree any advocacy priorities for discussion with the Finance and Performance Committee on 6 and 9 May.

Regional issues

10.†††† Local boards provided feedback on regional financial policy issues (in November 2015) which were going for consultation.† The results from the consultation have been analysed and summarised and provided to local boards (see Attachment C which will be tabled at the meeting).

11.†††† The Local Board may wish to provide further feedback on these issues for consideration by the Finance and Performance Committee.†

Local targeted rate and BID targeted rate proposals

12.†††† Local boards are required to agree any new BID and local targeted rate proposals (noting that any new local targeted rates and/or BIDs must have been consulted on before they can be implemented).

Consideration

Local Board views and implications

13.†††† Local board decisions and feedback is being sought in this report.†

14.†††† Local boards play an important role in the development of the annual plan, and provide views and information at key stages as council continues through the annual plan process.

Māori impact statement

15.†††† Many local board decisions are of importance to and impact on Māori. Local board agreements and the annual plan are important tools that enable and can demonstrate councilís responsiveness to Māori. Local board plans, which were developed in 2014 through engagement with the community including Māori, form the basis of local priorities.There is a need to continue to build relationships between local boards and iwi, and where relevant the wider Māori community. Ongoing conversations will assist local boards and Māori to understand each otherís priorities and issues. This in turn can influence and encourage Māori participation in councilís decision-making processes.

Implementation

16.†††† Feedback from the local boards will be summarised and provided in full to the Finance and Performance Committee and governing body for consideration and adopting the Annual Plan 2016/2017.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Locally Driven Initiatives (LDI) (Under Separate Cover)

 

b

Local Board Advocacy (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

Annual Budget 2016/2017 consultation feedback report (Under Separate Cover)

 

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Signatories

Authors

Faithe Smith - Lead Financial Advisor

Authorisers

Christine Watson - Manager Financial Advisory Services - Local Boards

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