Howick Local Board

 

OPEN  Minutes

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Howick Local Board held in the Howick Local Board Meeting Room, Pakuranga Library Complex, 7 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga on Thursday, 10 May 2018 at 05:30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

David Collings

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Katrina Bungard

 

 

 

Members

Jim Donald, JP

 

 

 

 

John Spiller

 

 

 

 

Mike Turinsky

 

 

 

 

Adele White

 

 

 

 

Bob Wichman

 

 

 

 

Peter Young, JP

 

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

Garry Boles

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Howick Local Board

10 May 2018

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed everyone.

 

2          Apologies

  

Resolution number HW/2018/58

MOVED by Chairperson D Collings, seconded by Member A White:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         accept the apology from Member Garry Boles for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number HW/2018/59

MOVED by Chairperson D Collings, seconded by Member B Wichman:  

That the Howick Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 16 April 2018, 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

Local board decisions and input into the 10-year Budget 2018-2028, draft Auckland Plan 2050 and draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018

 

 

Resolution number HW/2018/60

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Bungard, seconded by Member B Wichman:  

Deputy Chairperson K Bungard moved an amendment to the original recommendation as follows:

 f) i)     do not support the regional fuel tax. Although the board believes that Auckland Transport projects, particularly AMETI, should be made an absolute priority, we believe that the AMETI project should be prioritised first before the light rail network, and funded through a cost savings within Council and a higher contribution from alternative funding sources

CARRIED

 

 

 

A copy of The Howick Local Board Key Advocacy Issues , Attachment C Howick Local Board, and the Howick Local Board submissions were tabled and have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number HW/2018/61

MOVED by Chairperson D Collings, seconded by Member B Wichman:   

That the Howick Local Board:

a)        receive the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 and draft Auckland Plan 2050     consultation feedback report.

b)      receive the submissions as tabled at the meeting.

c)      approve its advocacy initiatives, including its key advocacy project, for inclusion as an appendix to the Howick 2018/2019 Local Board Agreement, as detailed in the tabled attached document entitled “Howick Local Board Key Advocacy Issues 2018/19” and summarised as points i) and ii) below:

i)     key advocacy project – Bring forward development of multi-use community facility and library, and the aquatic centre at Flat Bush.

ii)    Development of a consistent regional funding approach to managing coastal erosion and beach replenishment

d)      recommend $705,000 of 2017/2018 Locally Driven Initiative (LDI) operating expenditure to be deferred to 2018/2019 to the Governing Body per the tabled document Attachment C.

e)      receive consultation feedback on regional proposals in the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 and draft Auckland Plan 2050 from people or organisations based in the Howick local board area.

f)       partially supports the proposals in the 10-year Budget 2018-2028, subject to the following feedback:

i)     do not support the regional fuel tax. Although the board believes that Auckland Transport projects, particularly AMETI, should be made an absolute priority, we believe that the AMETI project should be prioritised first  before the light rail network, and funded through a cost savings within Council and a higher contribution from alternative funding sources

 

ii)    The outcomes of a water quality targeted rate are supported, but the local board supports a fixed levy for residential properties and not a targeted rate based on property value as all residents will gain benefit and therefore should be charged equally. The local board would also like to see regular monitoring of progress of related projects to gauge effectiveness

 

iii)   The outcomes of the natural environment targeted rate are supported, but the local board supports a fixed levy for residential properties (based on Option B) and not a targeted rate based on property value as all residents will gain benefit and therefore should be charged equally.

g)      supports the proposals in the Draft  Auckland Plan 2050, subject to the following feedback:

i)     with regard to Outcome area 2: Maori Identity and Wellbeing, the local board seeks further clarification of the meaning of the phrase “customary rights” and it’s relationship with endangered species

h)      supports the proposals in the Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018 on the basis that this aligns with the Howick Local Board Plan Outcome 4 and is supported by the majority of submitters in the Howick Ward.

i)       in response to the submission from the Howick Gymnastics Club (submission #16500) for a multi sport facility at Lloyd Elsmore Park, the local board supports the development of a Regional Sport and Recreation Investment Fund in order that council may respond with more flexibility and more effectively to sport and recreation initiatives, such as this.

j)       in response to the submission from the Howick & Districts Historical Society Inc (submission #13519) the local board supports the Howick & Districts Historical Society Inc’s request for the Howick Historical Village to become a regional facility.

CARRIED

 

 

Amendment

Resolution number HW/2018/62

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson K Bungard, seconded by Member B Wichman:  

Deputy Chairperson K Bungard moved an amendment to the original recommendation as follows:

f) i)      do not support the regional fuel tax. Although the board believes that Auckland Transport projects, particularly AMETI, should be made an absolute priority, we believe that the AMETI project should be prioritised first before the light rail network, and funded through a cost savings within Council and a higher contribution from alternative funding sources

CARRIED

 

 

Attachments

A

20180510 Howick Local Board meeting Item 12: Local board decisions and input into the 10-year Budget 2018-2028, draft Auckland Plan 2050 and draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018 - Howick Local Board Key Advocacy Issues 2018/19

B

20180510 Howick Local Board meeting Item 12: Local board decisions and input into the 10-year Budget 2018-2028, draft Auckland Plan 2050 and draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018  – Attachment C  Howick Local Board

C         

Link to the Howick Local Board submissions 2018

 

Attachments

a     Howick Local Board Key Advocacy Issues

b     Attachment C Howick Local Board

 

C    Link to the Howick Local Board submissions 2018

 

 

13

Feedback on Rates Remission and Postponement Policy

 

Resolution number HW/2018/63

MOVED by Chairperson D Collings, seconded by Member J Donald:  

That the Howick Local Board endorses the:

a)   proposal to:

i.   transfer current budget for legacy remissions schemes for natural heritage and community and sports organisations to the operating group with relevant expertise

ii.  transfer current budget for postponements for Great Barrier Island businesses to Great Barrier Island Local Board

iii. grant the current recipient the same support guaranteed for three years

iv.  develop an integrated approach to supporting outcomes for natural heritage, and community and sporting activities across the region

b)   Rates Remission and Postponement Policy in Attachment B to this report, which includes the following amendments to the existing policy:

i.    introduction of a remission scheme for the Accommodation Provider Targeted rate.

ii.   amendments to the remission for residents of residents of licence to occupy retirement villages and Papakāinga housing to remove references to retirement villages and the Interim Transport Levy

iii.  amendments to simplify the remission for rates penalties

iv.  removal of the legacy remissions schemes for natural heritage and community and sports organisations and postponement for Great Barrier Island

v.   amendments to the postponement for Manukau Sport Clubs to restrict the scheme to current applicants and to close off the scheme after three years.

CARRIED

 

14

Draft 2018-2028 Regional Land Transport Plan, draft Regional Fuel Tax proposal and draft Contributions Policy

 

A copy of “Notes on the RLTP – Howick Local Board” was tabled and has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number HW/2018/64

MOVED by Chairperson D Collings, seconded by Member M Turinsky:  

That the Howick Local Board approves the tabled attached document entitled “Notes on the RLTP – Howick Local Board” as its formal feedback on the draft 2018-2028 Regional Land Transport Plan; and delete Item 7 and replace with the following:

Do not support the regional fuel tax. Although the board believes that Auckland Transport projects, particularly AMETI, should be made an absolute priority, we believe that the AMETI project should be prioritised first  before the light rail network, and funded through a cost savings within Council and a higher contribution from alternative funding sources.

CARRIED

 

Secretarial Note: Member J Donald requested that his dissenting vote be recorded.

 

 

 

Attachments

D 20180510 Howick Local Board meeting Item 14: Draft 2018-2028 Regional Land Transport Plan, draft Regional Fuel Tax proposal and draft Contributions Policy - Notes on the RLTP - Howick Local Board

 

Attachments

a     Notes on the RLTP

 

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

6.26 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 Howick Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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