Tira Kāwana / Governing Body

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Governing Body held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 20 June 2019 at 1.33pm.

 

present

 

Mayor

Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

Deputy Mayor

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

Councillors

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr Ross Clow

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Chris Darby

From 1.37pm, Item 8

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

Cr Penny Hulse

From 1.37pm, Item 8

 

Cr Mike Lee

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 1.40pm, Item 8

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

Cr Paul Young

From 1.42pm, Item 8

 

 

ABSENT

 

Member

Cr Josephine Bartley

Bereavement leave

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

IMSB Member Glenn Wilcox

 

 

 

 


Governing Body

20 June 2019

 

 

 

 

1          Affirmation

 

His Worship the Mayor read the affirmation and acknowledged the passing of Cr Josephine Bartley’s mother.

 

 

 

2          Apologies

  

Resolution number GB/2019/53

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Governing Body:

a)         accept the apology from Cr J Bartley for absence, on bereavement leave.

CARRIED

 

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There was no petitions section.

 

 

 

5          Public Input

 

There was no public input section.

 

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input section.

 

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 


 

 

 

8

Adoption of the Annual Budget 2019/2020 and the amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028

 

 

 

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr R Clow:  

That the Governing Body:

a)      adopt the amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 (Long-term Plan) regarding property transfers

b)      agree the Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2019/2020 and Summary of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2019/2020 for inclusion in the Annual Plan 2019/2020

c)      adopt the Annual Budget 2019/2020 (Annual Plan), including 21 local board agreements

d)      delegate the authority and responsibility for agreeing any required minor editorial changes and the correction of minor errors to the Annual Budget 2019/2020 and the amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 to the chair of the Finance and Performance Committee, and the Group Chief Financial Officer.

 

 

 

 

Cr C Darby joined the meeting at 1.37pm.

Cr P Hulse joined the meeting at 1.37pm.

Cr W Walker joined the meeting at 1.40pm.

Cr P Young joined the meeting at 1.42pm.

 

 

 

 

Jo Smaill, Audit Director from Audit New Zealand addressed the Governing Body to present their opinion. 

 

 

 

Note:   clauses of the motion were voted on separately.

 

 

Resolution number GB/2019/54

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr R Clow:  

That the Governing Body:

a)      adopt the amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 (Long-term Plan) regarding property transfers.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Resolution number GB/2019/55

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr R Clow:  

That the Governing Body:

b)      agree the Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2019/2020 and Summary of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2019/2020 for inclusion in the Annual Plan 2019/2020.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution number GB/2019/56

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr R Clow:  

That the Governing Body:

c)      adopt the Annual Budget 2019/2020 (Annual Plan), including 21 local board agreements

d)      delegate the authority and responsibility for agreeing any required minor editorial changes and the correction of minor errors to the Annual Budget 2019/2020 and the amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 to the chair of the Finance and Performance Committee, and the Group Chief Financial Officer.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, the following councillors requested that their dissenting votes be recorded as follows:

·           Cr C Fletcher against clause c)

·           Cr M Lee against clause c)

 

Note:   Following the meeting Volumes 1 and 2 of the Annual Budget 2019/2020 (Annual Plan) were made available on the Aucklan dCouncil website at the following link:

 

https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/budget-plans/our-annual-budget/Pages/annual-budget-(annual-plan)-2019-2020.aspx

 

9

Rates setting 2019/2020

 

Resolution number GB/2019/57

MOVED by Mayor P Goff, seconded by Cr R Clow:  

That the Governing Body:

a)      agree under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 to set rates and due dates for the 2019/2020 financial year and to authorise the addition of penalties as follows:

i)       that a Uniform Annual General Charge be set, for all rateable land, at $424 (including GST) per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit (SUIP)

ii)      that a general rate be set for all rateable land based on the capital value of the land and at different rates in the dollar for different categories of land as set out in the table below:

Property category

Rate in the dollar for 2019/2020 (including GST) ($)

Urban business

0.00526750

Urban residential

0.00188045

Rural business

0.00474075

Rural residential

0.00169241

Farm and lifestyle

0.00150436

No road access

0.00047011

Property category

Rate in the dollar for 2019/2020 (including GST) ($)

Urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00357398

Rural moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00321658

Urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00272721

Rural medium-occupancy online accommodation provider

0.00245449

Zero-rated

0.00000000

iii)     that a Water Quality targeted rate be set on the capital value of all rateable land except land categorised as zero-rated, as defined for rating purposes, of an amount of $0.00010677 (including GST) per dollar of capital value applied to all rateable land categorised as business (Urban business and Rural business), and $0.00006076 (including GST) per dollar of capital value to all rateable land not categorised as business (Urban residential, Rural residential, Farm and lifestyle, urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider, rural medium-occupancy online accommodation provider, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, rural moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, and No road access) as defined for rating purposes

iv)     that a Natural Environment targeted rate be set on the capital value of all rateable land except land categorised as zero-rated, as defined for rating purposes, of an amount of $0.00007603 (including GST) per dollar of capital value applied to all rateable land categorised as business (Urban business and Rural business), and $0.00004326  (including GST) per dollar of capital value to all rateable land not categorised as business (Urban residential, Rural residential, Farm and lifestyle, urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider, rural medium-occupancy online accommodation provider, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, rural moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, and No road access) as defined for rating purposes

v)      that waste management targeted rates be set differentially for different categories of land at different fixed amounts, as set out in the table below:

Service

Differential group

Amount of targeted rate for 2019/2020 (including GST) ($)

Charging basis

Base service

Rating units in the former Auckland City

121.06

Per service available

Rating units in the former Franklin District, Manukau City, North Shore City, Papakura District, Rodney District and Waitakere City

121.06

Per SUIP

Service

Differential group

Amount of targeted rate for 2019/2020 (including GST) ($)

Charging basis

Base service excluding recycling

Rating units in the former Auckland City

45.15

Per service available

Standard refuse

 

Rating units in the former Auckland City

129.93

Per service available

Rating units in the former Manukau City

129.93

Per SUIP

Large refuse

Rating units in the former Auckland City and Manukau City

61.07

Per service available

Additional recycling

All rating units

75.91

Per service available

Food scraps

Rating units in the former Papakura District and the former food scraps trial area in Northcote, Milford and Takapuna

68.34

Per SUIP

Note to table: For these purposes the various waste services are as set out in the Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan and the Funding Impact Statement in the council’s Annual Plan 2019/2020.

 

vi)     that a city centre targeted rate be set differentially for all rateable land in the urban business, urban residential, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, and urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider differential categories, as defined for rating purposes, and in the city centre area, of an amount of $0.00134668 (including GST) per dollar of the capital value of the rating unit for urban business rating units and of a fixed amount of $61.63 (including GST) per separately used or inhabited part (SUIP) of a rating unit for urban residential, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, and urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider rating units

vii)    that an accommodation provider targeted rate be set for all rateable land that is in the urban business, rural business, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, rural moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, urban medium-occupancy online accommodation, or rural medium-occupancy online accommodation provider differential categories, as defined for rating purposes, and that is located within Zones A or B, and that is operated as Tier one, Tier two, Tier three, Tier four, Tier five, or Tier six accommodation provider type, and be set differentially for different categories of land per dollar of capital value of the portion of the rating unit used for commercial accommodation purposes as set out in the table below:

Category

Rate in the dollar for 2019/2020
(including GST) ($)

Tier one – Zone A

0.00565965

Tier two – Zone A

0.00339579

Tier three – Zone A

0.00282983

Tier four – Zone A

0.00169790

Tier five – Zone A

0.00141491

Tier six – Zone A

0.00084895

Tier one – Zone B

0.00282983

Tier two – Zone B

0.00169790

Tier three – Zone B

0.00141491

Tier four – Zone B

0.00084895

Tier five – Zone B

0.00070746

Tier six – Zone B

0.00042447

Note to table: For the purposes the accommodation provider targeted rate the various Zones and Tiers are set out in the Funding Impact Statement in the council’s Annual Plan 2019/2020.

viii)   that a Rodney Local Board Transport targeted rate be set for all rateable land in the Rodney Local Board area except land categorised as zero-rated as defined for rating purposes, of an amount of $150 (including GST) per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit (SUIP)

ix)     that Business Improvement District (BID) targeted rates be set for all rateable land in the urban business or rural business differential categories, as defined for rating purposes, within the defined Business Improvement District areas, of a fixed amount per rating unit and/or a rate in the dollar of capital value of the rating unit, as set out in the table below:

BID area

Fixed rate per rating unit for 2019/2020 (including GST) ($)

Rate in the dollar for 2019/2020 to be multiplied by the capital value of the rating unit (including GST) ($)

Avondale

0.00

0.00129004

Birkenhead

0.00

0.00087804

Blockhouse Bay

0.00

0.00144318

Browns Bay

0.00

0.00050927

Devonport

250.00

0.00061454

Dominion Road

0.00

0.00051867

Ellerslie

0.00

0.00206997

Glen Eden

0.00

0.00099393

Glen Innes

0.00

0.00102698

Greater East Tāmaki

195.00

0.00002932

Heart of the City

0.00

0.00042571

BID area

Fixed rate per rating unit for 2019/2020 (including GST) ($)

Rate in the dollar for 2019/2020 to be multiplied by the capital value of the rating unit (including GST) ($)

Howick

0.00

0.00085871

Hunters Corner

0.00

0.00073224

Karangahape Road

0.00

0.00047306

Kingsland

0.00

0.00039138

Mairangi Bay

250.00

0.00131144

Māngere Bridge

0.00

0.00136493

Māngere East Village

0.00

0.00029693

Māngere Town

0.00

0.00401509

Manukau Central

0.00

0.00031892

Manurewa

0.00

0.00102984

Milford

0.00

0.00059440

Mt Eden Village

0.00

0.00059072

New Lynn

0.00

0.00056539

Newmarket

0.00

0.00065555

North Harbour

150.00

0.00008634

North West District

250.00

0.00017654

Northcote

0.00

0.00233449

Old Papatoetoe

0.00

0.00129408

Onehunga

0.00

0.00108473

Orewa

0.00

0.00090239

Ōtāhuhu

0.00

0.00068580

Ōtara

0.00

0.00157883

Panmure

0.00

0.00154636

Papakura

0.00

0.00072879

Parnell

0.00

0.00054160

Ponsonby

0.00

0.00064550

Pukekohe

0.00

0.00052739

Remuera

0.00

0.00110559

Rosebank

0.00

0.00038817

South Harbour

0.00

0.00044042

St Heliers

0.00

0.00107267

Takapuna

0.00

0.00040090

Te Atatu

0.00

0.00112133

Torbay

0.00

0.00093853

BID area

Fixed rate per rating unit for 2019/2020 (including GST) ($)

Rate in the dollar for 2019/2020 to be multiplied by the capital value of the rating unit (including GST) ($)

Uptown

0.00

0.00016257

Waiuku

0.00

0.00096234

Wiri

0.00

0.00022056

 

x)      that the Ōtara-Papatoetoe and Māngere-Ōtāhuhu swimming pool targeted rates be set for all rateable land in the urban residential, rural residential, urban moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, urban medium-occupancy online accommodation provider, rural moderate-occupancy online accommodation provider, or rural medium-occupancy online accommodation provider differential categories, as defined for rating purposes, located in the respective Māngere–Ōtāhuhu Local Board or Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board area, of a fixed amount per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit (SUIP), as set out in the table below:

Local board area

Fixed rate for each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit for 2019/2020 (including GST) ($)

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu

32.64

Ōtara-Papatoetoe

30.74

 

xi)     that the Riverhaven Drive targeted rate be set on land in Riverhaven Drive, Rodney, in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance for the construction of a road that gives access to the rating units, of an amount of $10,317.02 (including GST) per rating unit

xii)    that the Waitakere rural sewerage targeted rate be set for all land in the district of the former Waitakere City Council which has an on-site waste management system and in respect of which the council has available the service of pumping out the system and which is scheduled to take place within the three-year period commencing 1 July 2018, of an amount of $198.43 (including GST) for each such on-site waste management system

xiii)   that the Retro-fit Your Home targeted rate be set on land in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance under the Retro-fit your home scheme, at different levels based on the extent of the outstanding assistance by reference to the year that the ratepayer started repaying the financial assistance by this targeted rate, of an amount set out in the table below:

Year of repayment

Rate in the dollar for 2019/2020 to be multiplied by the ratepayers outstanding balance as at 30 June 2019 (including GST) ($)

1

0.14473001

2

0.15842723

3

0.17612165

4

0.19981239

Year of repayment

Rate in the dollar for 2019/2020 to be multiplied by the ratepayers outstanding balance as at 30 June 2019 (including GST) ($)

5

0.23309779

6

0.28317444

7

0.36683420

8

0.53445250

xiv)   that the Kumeu Huapai Riverhead Wastewater targeted rate be set on land in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance to connect to the Kumeu Huapai Riverhead pressurised wastewater scheme, at different levels based on the extent of the outstanding assistance by reference to the year that the ratepayer started repaying the financial assistance by this targeted rate, of an amount set out in the table below:

Year of repayment

Rate in the dollar for 2019/2020 to be multiplied by the ratepayers outstanding balance as at 30 June 2019 (including GST) ($)

1

0.11695996

5

0.14371006

7

0.16643951

xv)    that the On-site wastewater systems (septic tank) upgrades targeted rate be set on land in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance for the replacement or upgrade of failing on-site wastewater systems (septic tanks) in the west coast lagoons and Little Oneroa catchments, at different levels based on the extent of the outstanding assistance by reference to the year that the ratepayer started repaying the financial assistance by this targeted rate, of an amount set out in the table below:

Year of repayment

Rate in the dollar for 2019/2020 to be multiplied by the ratepayers outstanding balance as at 30 June 2019 (including GST) ($)

1

0.11695996

2

0.12214511

xvi)   that the Point Wells Wastewater targeted rate be set on land in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance to connect to a pressure wastewater collection system in Point Wells, of an amount per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit based on the extent of the financial assistance as shown in the following table:

Total assistance provided

Amount of targeted rate per rating unit for 2019/2020 (including GST) ($)

$8,000

$674.60

$8,500

$716.76

$9,000

$758.92

$9,500

$801.08

$10,000

$843.25

xvii)  that the Jackson Crescent Wastewater targeted rate be set on land in respect of which the council has provided financial assistance to connect to a wastewater collection scheme in the Jackson Crescent, Martins Bay area, of an amount of $608.88 (including GST) per rating unit

xviii) that for the purposes of the above rates, the definitions of accommodation provider, the city centre area, the various Business Improvement Districts, the expression "separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit" and the differential categories for rates charged on a differential basis are as set out in the Funding Impact Statement in the council's Annual Budget 2019/2020

xix)   that for the 2019/2020 financial year, the rates be payable in four equal instalments, on the following due dates:

Instalment

Due Date

1

30 August 2019

2

28 November 2019

3

28 February 2020

4

28 May 2020

xx)    that a penalty of ten per cent of any portion of any instalment of rates assessed in the 2019/2020 rating year that is not paid by the due date for payment of that instalment be added to the amount of unpaid rates. The penalty will be added on the day following the due date, being 31 August 2019, 29 November 2019, 29 February 2020, and 29 May 2019 respectively

xxi)   that a further penalty of ten per cent of any rates assessed in any financial year prior to 1 July 2019 that remain unpaid on 1 July 2019, be added on 2 July 2019

xxii)  that a further penalty of ten per cent of any rates to which a penalty has been added under resolution (xxi) above if those rates are unpaid on 2 January 2020, be added on 3 January 2020

b)      that in accordance with the council’s Early Payment Discount Policy the discount for the early payment of rates be set at 0.63 per cent of the 2019/2020 rates, if those rates, together with any outstanding prior years’ rates and penalties, are paid in full on or before the due date of the first instalment (30 August 2019).

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, the following councillors requested that their dissenting votes be recorded as follows:

·         Cr C Fletcher against clauses v) and vii)

·         Cr M Lee against clauses vii) and ix)

 

 

 

 

10        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

 

1.53pm                                               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 Governing Body HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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