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 Wednesday, 27 July 2016 at 12.35pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Julia Parfitt, JP

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Janet Fitzgerald, JP

 

 

 

Members

Gaye Harding-Kirikiri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

Lisa Whyte

 

 

 

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee

27 July 2016

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting and welcome those in attendance.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number HIBS/2016/29

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

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

a)         accept the apology from member LM Whyte for absence.

CARRIED

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number HIBS/2016/30

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)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 22 June 2016,  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.

 

 

12

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

 

Resolution number HIBS/2016/31

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

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

a)      grant the application by Martin Harris, 68 Deep Creek Road, Torbay, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987,  subject to  the spa pool remaining in the same location as it was on the date of inspection, the middle horizontal rail on the boundary fence has a 60 degree angle fillet affixed to make it unclimbable and a horizontal or vertical trellis is to be built onto the edge of the deck with the spaces between the horizontal or vertical slats being 10mm or less.  This exemption is 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:

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.

CARRIED

  

 

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

 

 

12.37 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:........................................................