Henderson-Massey Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Henderson-Massey Local Board held in the Council Chamber, Henderson Civic Centre, 6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 at 4.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Shane Henderson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Peter Chan, JP

 

Members

Paula Bold-Wilson

 

 

Brenda Brady, JP

 

 

Warren Flaunty, QSM

 

 

Will Flavell

 

 

Matt Grey

 

 

Vanessa Neeson, JP

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor

Linda Cooper

 

 

Councillor

Penny Hulse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Henderson-Massey Local Board

20 August 2019

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The Chairperson welcomed those present and Member Vanessa Neeson led the meeting in prayer.

 

 

2          Apologies

  

There were no apologies.

 

 

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.

The following are declared interests of elected members of the Henderson-Massey Local Board.

 

BOARD MEMBER

ORGANISATION

POSITION

Updated

Shane Henderson (Chairman)

Waitakere Licensing Trust

Waitakere Badminton

Colwill School

Elected Member

Patron

Trustee

21 August 2018

4 Dec 2018

Peter Chan, JP

(Deputy Chairman)

Cantonese Opera Society of NZ
Asian Leaders Forum
NZ-Hong Kong Business Association
NZ-China Business Association
Auckland Chinese Environment Protection Association (ACEPA)

Whau Coastal Walkway Trust

Member
Member
Member
Member
Advisor 

 

Trustee

21 Feb 2017

5 June 2018

Brenda Brady, JP

Safer West Community Trust

Trustee

17 April 2018

Matt Grey

West Auckland Youth Development Trust

Billy Graham Youth Foundation

Director and Board Member

Board Member

17 July 2018

 

20 August 2019

Paula Bold-Wilson

Community Waitakere

Unitec Institute of Technology

Board member

Employee

17 April 2018

Vanessa Neeson, JP

Village Green Quilters

Ranui Advisory Group

Member

Chairperson

17 April 2018

Warren Flaunty, QSM

NorSGA Properties
The Trusts Community Foundation Ltd

Life North West Pharmacy

Waitemata District Health Board
Waitakere Licensing Trust
Massey Birdwood Settlers Ass.
Taupaki Residents & Ratepayers Association

Henderson Rotary

Director
Director
Director

Elected Member
Elected Member
Member
Member

Member

17 April 2018

5 June 2018

18 Sep 2018

 

 

 

Will Flavell

Asia New Zealand Leadership Network

Rutherford College

Waitākere Literacy Board

Member

Employee

Board Member

20 August 2019

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number HM/2019/104

MOVED by Member W Flavell, seconded by Member W Flaunty:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 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

 

9.1

Murray Young

 

Mr Young addressed the meeting about having a “keep clear” road markings at 21 Swanson Road, Henderson for safety reasons.

 

Resolution number HM/2019/105

MOVED by Member V Neeson, seconded by Member P Bold-Wilson:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)    receive public forum presentation from Murray Young and thank him for his presentation.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Attachments

a     Henderson-Massey Local Board Public Forum Submission from Murray Young on 20 August 2019

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number HM/2019/106

MOVED by Chairperson S Henderson, seconded by Member W Flavell:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

b)        agree that Item 28: Ward Councilors’ Update be accorded precedence at this time.

 

CARRIED

 

 


28

Ward Councillors' Update

 

Resolution number HM/2019/107

MOVED by Member B Brady, seconded by Member V Neeson:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         thank Waitākere Ward Councillors, Cr Linda Cooper and Cr Penny Hulse for their update.

b)        acknowledge Cr Penny Hulse for her extraordinary service to the Waitākere Ward through the years.

CARRIED

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Henderson-Massey Local Grants Round One 2019/2020 grant allocations

 

Member Matt Grey declared an interest in resolution (a) and did not take part in the discussion and decision. Member Matt was not in the room at the time of discussion and decision for resolution (a).

 

Resolution number HM/2019/108

MOVED by Member V Neeson, seconded by Member P Bold-Wilson:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Henderson-Massey Local Grants Round One 2019/2020 listed in the following table:   

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount Allocated

LG2005-108

Corban Estate Arts Centre

Towards “Kakano Youth Arts Collective – end of year exhibition” from 13 December 2019 to 16 December 2019.

$3,000.00

LG2005-129

Interacting trading as Interacting Theatre Trust

Towards facilitator costs for the weekly drama, hip hop and film classes from October 2019 to April 2020.

$3,000.00

LG2005-132

Ryan Turner Limited

Towards market research and the social media campaign for the film “Absent Minded” to be delivered at a public viewing and the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival.

$0.00

Decline – Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding

LG2005-101

Massey Playcentre

Towards the purchase of kitchen appliances including a fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave at Massey Playcentre from 01/09/2019 to 31/12/2019.

$1,500.00

LG2005-104

Anjuman-e-Saifee (New Zealand) Charitable Trust.

Towards costs for the "community kitchen garden" including timber, soil, irrigation system, seeds, plants and garden tools.

$1,000.00

LG2005-105

Armani Alofa

Towards the purchase of six industry gaming computer monitors for the "Arena Grounds - Game Haven" event on 10 September 2019.

$0.00

Decline – Does not align with local board priorities

LG2005-110

Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust

Towards the “WISE Collective” programme at Massey Community Hub including venue hire, volunteer costs, resources, and phone bills from September 2019 to June 2020.

$3,620.00

LG2005-113

YMCA North Incorporated

Towards the "Raise Up Massey" programme including crew uniforms, a youth development camp, graduation, crew recruitment and training costs between 02/09/2019 to 03/05/2020.

$4,000.00

LG2005-115

Auckland Environmental Protection Association Incorporated

Towards a private residential hire for the Auckland Environmental Protection Association activities from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020.

$0.00

Decline – Application insufficiently developed

LG2005-118

RecruitMum

Ranui Action Project Incorporated

Towards website development fees for “RecruitMum”

$3,200.00

LG2005-120

Waitakere Hindi Language and Cultural School

Towards venue hire, stage set-up and costume costs for the "Charity Show 2019."

$1,000.00

LG2005-122

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Towards the purchase of new laptops for two youth workers at Youthline based in Grey Lynn.

$0.00

Decline – Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding

LG2005-124

Henderson Baptist Church (HBC) Community Trust

Towards carpark lighting, alarm installation and a defibrillator at “HBC Trust”.

$2,439.00

LG2005-126

New Zealand Nepalese Association

Towards facilitation and logistics costs for the New Zealand Nepalese Association in September 2019.

$2,100.00

LG2005-127

West Auckland Youth Development Trust

Towards the "West Auckland Boxing Academy" including the purchase of a portable speaker and uniforms.

$4,500.00

LG2005-131

Kids Safe with Dogs Charitable Trust

Towards instructor wages, administration and printing costs to deliver the "Kids Safe with Dogs" programme in local schools.

$2,000.00

Tag towards schools in Henderson-Massey

LG2005-133

Nixcrew Trust Incorporated

Towards "Peace One Day" in September 2019 including cleaning costs, food, and a gift for the presenters.

$500.00

LG2005-134

New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education Limited

Towards subsidies for students attending the Auckland West MindPlus programme for the period September 2019 to April 2020.

$2,000.00

LG2005-119

Rutherford Primary School

Towards the purchase and installation of bike and scooter racks at Rutherford Primary School.

$5,000.00

LG2005-125

Athletics New Zealand Incorporated

Towards printing and signage for the Waitakere Athletics Festival at the Douglas Track and Field, Trusts Arena on 21 March 2019.

$0.00

Decline – Grant round oversubscribed: limited funding

LG2005-106

Louise Broughton

Vlatkovich and McGowan Limited

Towards exterior painting work of Category B historic heritage place.

$3,000.00

Total

$37,859.00

 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number HM/2019/109

MOVED by Member P Bold-Wilson, seconded by Member M Grey:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Henderson-Massey Multiboard Round One 2019/2020, listed in Table Two below:

 

 

Application ID

Organisation

Requesting funding for

Amount allocated

MB1920-123

Connect the Dots

Towards the "Make Moments" art workshops including the assistant tutor fee, printing of the postcards and art material costs for workshops delivered in the local board area.

$1,000.00

MB1920-153

The Operating Theatre Trust

Towards 2,000 free show tickets and free transport to children from low decile schools in the local board area to attend the theatre production "Greedy Cat" by Joy Cowley.

$1,000.00

MB1920-179

Te Pou Theatre - Ruia Taitea Creative Limited

Towards the "Kōanga Festival 2019" including event management, marketing, Kaumatua and Whanau Day costs.

$1,000.00

MB1920-106

Womens Centre Waitakere

Towards operational costs at the Womens Centre Waitakere from October 2019 to September 2020.

$2,000.00

MB1920-107

BTC Boxing Community Health and Wellbeing

Retrospective costs towards a refurbished boxing facility and equipment in Mangere.

$0.00

Decline – Not eligible

MB1920-119

CNSST Foundation, formerly known as Chinese New Settlers Services Trust

Towards the teacher facilitation fees and the purchase of two tablets.

$1,000.00

MB1920-126

Age Concern Auckland Incorporated

Towards the provision of an accredited visitor service and field social support services across west and central Auckland.

$1,000.00

MB1920-127

Rutherford College Community Education

Towards the distribution costs of 2020 West Auckland Adult and Continuing Education booklets to over 55,000 households.

$500.00

MB1920-131

Violence Free Communities Incorporated

Towards event costs for the "Toddler Day Out" on 22 February 2020.

$0.00

Decline – Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding

MB1920-133

Auckland Kids Achievement Trust

Towards wages for the Kiwi Can leaders in schools from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020.

$4,000.00

MB1920-136

Deaf Action New Zealand

Towards venue hire, New Zealand Sign Language interpreter fees, and purchase of technical equipment to deliver live-stream forums from October 2019 to September 2020.

$0.00

Decline – Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding

MB1920-139

Epilepsy Association of New Zealand Incorporated

Towards the educator salary, fuel costs and marketing for support services for people living with epilepsy.

$0.00

Decline – Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding

MB1920-141

Royal New Zealand Foundation of The Blind Incorporated

Towards the purchase of digital talking books for the Blind Foundation library.

$0.00

Decline – Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding

MB1920-152

Mika Haka Foundation Charitable Trust

Towards the cost of running the "YES Creative Hub" from 10 October 2019 to 10 October 2020, specifically the costs of rent, public liability insurance, utilities, safety officer's salary and administration.

$0.00

Decline – Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding

MB1920-156

Dance Therapy NZ

Towards venue hire, marketing, facilitation, equipment, coordination and administration costs for the "Dance 4 Us West" programme from February to June 2020.

$1,000.00

MB1920-161

The Parkinson's New Zealand Charitable Trust

Towards the salary of six Auckland Parkinson's community educators for the period of 1 October 2019 to 1 October 2020.

$0.00

Decline – Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding

MB1920-162

Children's Autism Foundation

Towards the workshop facilitators charge, travel and mileage costs, project co-ordination and administrative fees.

$1,000.00

MB1920-168

Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust

Towards a young parents' group activities including venue hire, food, transport, communications, volunteers and a speaker contribution from September 2019 to June 2020.

$3,800.00

MB1920-176

Garden to Table

Towards the programme coordinator salary and travel costs to deliver a food education programme to schools in West Auckland.

$0.00

Decline – Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding

MB1920-103

The ReCreators Limited

Towards the costs for upcycling workshops and to provide educational services in the local board area.

$0.00

Decline – Grant round oversubscribed: Limited funding

MB1920-170

Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust

Towards the purchase of native plants from Te Whangai Trust and Gulf Trees and courier fees for delivering classroom bins, administration and office expenses for recycling for schools and preschools in the local board area.

$2,000.00

MB1920-110

The Korean Society of Auckland Incorporated

Towards the annual event costs for the Korean Day event on 14 March 2020.

$600.00

MB1920-151

New Zealand Nepal Society Incorporated

Towards the 'Nepal Festival 2020' including audio visual hire, insurance, waste management, marketing, travel and operational costs.

$1,500.00

MB1920-159

United North Piha Lifeguard Service Incorporated

Towards the costs of structural engineering, detailed design plans, project management and consent fees for the Lifeguard Facility Replacement Project.

$2,000.00

Total

 

 

$23,400.00

 

CARRIED

 

 

12

Te Pae o Kura/Kelston Community Centre Comprehensive Renewal

 

Resolution number HM/2019/110

MOVED by Member V Neeson, seconded by Member B Brady:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         receives the ‘Kelston Community Centre Needs Assessment and Options Analysis Report’ dated April 2019 as attachment to the agenda report.

b)        approves Option 3 – comprehensive building renewal with interior upgrade including exterior remediation works, interior refurbishment works and repurposing of the interior common area to accommodate a space to substitute the basement area for the future comprehensive renewal of Te Pae o Kura/Kelston Community Centre.

c)         notes the significant shortfall between the renewals budget available and the projected actual cost for core exterior remediation and internal refurb.

d)        notes an expectation that the organisation should be able to service core renewals without the need for allocating extra discretionary funding from local budgets.

CARRIED

 


 

 

13

Riverpark Reserve: playground upgrade - additional budget allocation

 

Resolution number HM/2019/111

MOVED by Member V Neeson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson P Chan:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      approve the allocation of an additional $26,067 of Locally Driven Initiative Capex funding to enable the completion of the playground upgrade at Riverpark Reserve.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Henderson-Massey Connections Plan

 

Resolution number HM/2019/112

MOVED by Member M Grey, seconded by Member P Bold-Wilson:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         Adopt the Henderson-Massey Connections Plan to assist the local board in decision-making to improve pedestrian and cycle connections throughout the Henderson-Massey local board area.

b)        Note that lease holders on council reserves will be consulted as key stakeholders, prior to any development planning based on connections identified in the Connections Plan.

c)         Note the community’s disappointment with the lack of indication of a path from Nirmal Place through to Sunnyvale Train Station that while desirable, is outside the scope of this plan.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Play Network Gap Analysis

 

Resolution number HM/2019/113

MOVED by Member V Neeson, seconded by Member B Brady:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      adopt the Henderson-Massey Play Network Gap Analysis June 2019 (Attachment A of the agenda report) to assist the local board in decision-making to improve their network of play experiences.

 

CARRIED


 

 

16

Approval for a New Road Name at 6, 8 & 9 Hulme Place, Henderson 

 

Resolution number HM/2019/114

MOVED by Chairperson S Henderson, seconded by Member V Neeson:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)   defer this report to the 17 September 2019 business meeting for the Henderson-Massey Local Board.

 

CARRIED

 

 

17

Road Name Approval: Two New Private Roads created by way of Subdivision at 10-32 Titoki Street, Te Atatu

 

Resolution number HM/2019/115

MOVED by Chairperson S Henderson, seconded by Member M Grey:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      approve the following names for the two new private roads (commonly owned access lots) created by way of subdivision at 10-32 Titoki Street, Te Atatu, by Fletcher Residential Ltd, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (resource consent reference BUN60331500):

· Private Road 1 (COAL): Semadeni Lane          

Private Road 2 (COAL): Orukuwai Lane

CARRIED

 

 

18

Auckland Transport Update Report for the Henderson-Massey Local Board – August 2019

 

Resolution number HM/2019/116

MOVED by Chairperson S Henderson, seconded by Member V Neeson:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      receive the Auckland Transport Update to the Henderson-Massey Local Board – August 2019 report.

CARRIED

 

 

19

Allocation of Henderson-Massey Local Board  Community Safety Fund

 

Resolution number HM/2019/117

MOVED by Chairperson S Henderson, seconded by Member B Brady:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      agree the following projects to utilise the Community Safety Fund allocated to the Henderson/Massey Local Board area, in the following priority order:

i)    Universal Drive/Rathgar Road – Signalisation

ii)   Universal Drive / Rathgar Road – Raised Intersection

b)      support in principle the allocation of funds from its Local Board Transport Capital Fund to top up the Community Safety Fund, should this be required to allow both the above projects to be completed.

 

CARRIED

 

 

20

Discretionary grant to West Auckland Historical Society to assist with preparing Henderson 175th anniversary

 

Resolution number HM/2019/118

MOVED by Member V Neeson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson P Chan:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      grant $4,000 from the Community Response fund allocation to the West Auckland Historical Society to assist with preparation of the Henderson 175th Anniversary celebrations.

 

CARRIED

 

 

21

Auckland Film Protocol consultation feedback and recommended changes

 

Resolution number HM/2019/119

MOVED by Member W Flaunty, seconded by Member B Brady:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)         receive a summary of consultation feedback, received 21 June and 12 July 2019, on the draft Auckland Film Protocol

b)        endorse the updated draft Auckland Film Protocol (Attachment B of the agenda report)

c)         note that local board feedback will be included in a report to the Environment and Community Committee in August 2019, seeking approval for the proposed changes to the draft Auckland Film Protocol.

 

CARRIED

 

 

22

ATEED six-monthly report to the Henderson-Massey Local Board

 

Resolution number HM/2019/120

MOVED by Member W Flaunty, seconded by Deputy Chairperson P Chan:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      receive ATEED’s update to the Henderson-Massey Local Board – August 2019.

CARRIED

 


 

 

23

Formal Approval of feedback on the Productivity Commission

 

Resolution number HM/2019/121

MOVED by Chairperson S Henderson, seconded by Member W Flavell:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      retrospectively approve the feedback provided for inclusion in the Auckland Council submission on the Productivity Commission's draft report on local government funding and financing.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Governance Forward Work Programme

 

Resolution number HM/2019/122

MOVED by Member V Neeson, seconded by Member M Grey:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      receive the governance forward work programme calendar for August 2019.

CARRIED

 

 

25

Confirmation of Workshop Records

 

Resolution number HM/2019/123

MOVED by Member M Grey, seconded by Member V Neeson:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      receive the workshop records for:

i)       2 July 2019

ii)      16 July 2019 and

iii)     23 July 2019

CARRIED

 

Public Excluded

Resolution number HM/2019/124

MOVED by Chairperson S Henderson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson P Chan:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

c)         exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

d)         agree that Waitakere Ward Councilors Cr Linda Cooper and Cr Penny Hulse be permitted to remain for Confidential Item 26:  after the public has been excluded.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

C1     Auckland Council's year end and quaterly performance report: Henderson Massey Local board for quarter four 2018/2019

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(h) - The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities.

The report will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council Group results for 2018/2019 are released to the NZX..

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

C2     Henderson-Massey Local Board Annual Report 2018/2019

 

 

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(j) - The withholding of the information is necessary to prevent the disclosure or use of official information for improper gain or improper advantage.

In particular, the report contains detailed financial adjustments, assumptions and judgements that could give an individual access to this information prior to public release, gaining an improper advantage over others..

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.


The text of these resolutions is made available to the public who are present at the meeting and form part of the minutes of the meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

 

26

Auckland Council's year end and quaterly performance report: Henderson Massey Local board for quarter four 2018/2019

 

Resolution number HM/2019/125

MOVED by Member M Grey, seconded by Member V Neeson:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for the financial quarter and year ending 30 June 2019.

b)      Note the financial performance report in Attachment B of the agenda report will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council Group results for 2018/2019 are released to the NZX.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

27

Henderson-Massey Local Board Annual Report 2018/2019

 

Page 11 of the confidential attachment ammended Franklin Local Board to Henderson-Massey Local Board.

 

Resolution number HM/2019/126

MOVED by Chairperson S Henderson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson P Chan:  

That the Henderson-Massey Local Board:

a)      adopt the 2018/2019 Henderson-Massey Local Board Annual Report as set out in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      note that any proposed changes will be clearly communicated and agreed with the chairperson before the report is submitted for adoption by the Governing Body by 26 September 2019.

c)      note that the draft 2018/2019 Henderson-Massey Local Board Annual Report (refer to Attachment A to the agenda report) will remain confidential until after the Auckland Council group results for 2018/2019 are released to the New Zealand Stock Exchange which are expected to be made public by 30 September 2019.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

29        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

 

 

5.18 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 Henderson-Massey Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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