Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board held in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chamber, Takapuna Service Centre, Level 3, 1 The Strand, Takapuna on Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 4.00pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

George Wood, CNZM

 

Deputy Chairperson

Dr Grant Gillon

 

Members

Mike Cohen, QSM, JP

 

 

Jennifer McKenzie

 

 

Jan O'Connor, QSM

 

 

Mike Sheehy

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councilors

Richard Hills

 

Until 6.20pm, Item 16

 

Chris Darby

From 4.16pm, Item 6.2

Until 7.00pm, Item 12

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    

                                        


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

17 September 2019

 

 

1          Welcome

2          Apologies

  

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number DT/2019/24

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member J McKenzie:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 as  true and correct.

CARRIED

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Member Mike Cohen, QSM, JP

 

Louise Mason, General Manager – Local Board Services, was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chairperson George Wood, Member Jan O’Connor, Member Mike Sheehy and Member Jennifer McKenzie addressed the board in support of this item.

 

A document was tabled. A copy has been placed of the official minutes and is avaliable on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/25

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         thank Member Mike Cohen for the many years of service he has given to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and the community and wish him well for the future.  

CARRIED

 

Member Mike Cohen addressed the board.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/26

MOVED by Member M Cohen, seconded by Member J McKenzie:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

b)        acknowledge the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board support staff for their hard work and support of the local board during the last term.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 September 2019 - Item 6 Acknowledgements  - Chairperson Address  

6.2

Deputy Chairperson Grant Gillon

 

Louise Mason, General Manager – Local Board Services, was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chairperson George Wood, Member Jan O’Connor, Member Mike Sheehy Member Jennifer McKenzie addressed the board in support of this item.

 

Deputy Chairperson Grant Gillon addressed the board.

 

 

 

Resolution number DT/2019/27

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member J McKenzie:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)       thank Deputy Chairperson Grant Gillon for his time and years of service he has given to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and community and wish him well for the future.  

CARRIED

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Grae Burton - Lakehouse Arts Centre

 

Grae Burton of Lake House Arts Centre was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

A document was tabled. A copy has been placed of the official minutes and is avaliable on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/28

MOVED by Member J O'Connor, seconded by Member M Cohen:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)    receive the presentation from Grae Burton and thank him for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 September 2019 - Item 9.1 Public Forum Grae Burton Lake House Arts Centre - Presentation  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.2

Norma Bott - Milford Residents Association

 

Norma Bott of Milford Residents Association was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/29

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)    receive the presentation from Norma Bott and thank her for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

9.3

David Schnauer

 

David Schnauer was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

A document was tabled. A copy has been placed of the official minutes and is avaliable on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/30

MOVED by Member M Cohen, seconded by Member M Sheehy:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)    receive the presentation from David Schnauer and thank him for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     17 September 2019 - Item 9.3 Public Forum David Schnauer  

 

 

Note:   The meeting adjourned at 5.39pm and reconvened at 5.49pm

            All members of the meeting were present.

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

           

There was no extraordinary business.

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number DT/2019/31

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         agree that Item 13: Auckland Transport monthly update – September 2019 be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Auckland Transport monthly update - September 2019

 

Marilyn Nicholls was in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/32

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)        thank Marilyn Nicholls for her work and liaison with the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board over the 2016-2019 term.

b)        receive the Auckland Transport September 2019 monthly update report and thank Marilyn Nicholls for her presentation and attendance.

CARRIED

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number DT/2019/33

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         agree that Item 14: Approval to pubilcly notify Auckland Council’s intention to grant a licence to occupy to the Korean Garden Trust at Barry’s Point Reserve, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

14

Approval to publicly notify Auckland Council's intention to grant a licence to occupy to the Korean Garden Trust at Barry's Point Reserve, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna

 

Deepal Chand and Ron Johnson were in attendance to address the board in support of this item.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/34

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      approve the public notification of Auckland Council’s intention to grant The Korean Garden Trust a licence to occupy 14,239.55m2 (more or less) on Pt Harbour Bed A SO 69231 at Barry’s Point Reserve, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna (refer to Attachment A of the agenda) on the following terms and conditions:

i.     term – 10 years with two rights of renewal, each for 10 years.

ii.    rent – $1.00 plus GST per annum if demanded.

b)        note that all terms and conditions of the proposed licence to occupy would be in accordance with the Auckland Council Community Occupancy Guidelines 2012 and the Reserves Act 1977.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number DT/2019/35

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         agree that Item 15: Short term agreement for occupation at the storage/workshop buidling at the Devonport Bowling Club, Devonport Domain 28 Vauxhall Road be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

15

Short term agreement for occupation at the storage/workshop building at the former Devonport Bowling Club Devonport Domain 28 Vauxhall Road. 

 

Resolution number DT/2019/36

MOVED by Member M Cohen, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      approve an occupation agreement to allow the Devonport Historical and Museum Society Incorporated to occupy the storage area of the workshop/storage building at the former Devonport Bowling Club, Devonport Domain, 28 Vauxhall Road subject to:

i.        the occupation being on a month by month basis with a one month notice period;

ii.       rent of one ($1), if demanded;

iii.      the Devonport Historical and Museum Society Incorporated being responsible for the security of the part of the building they are using; and

iv.      Devonport Historical and Museum Society Incorporated is to arrange its own contents insurance and public liability insurance for two million dollars both for the duration of the occupation

b)      all other terms and conditions in accord with the Council Community Occupancy Guidelines 2012.

CARRIED

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number DT/2019/37

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         agree that Item 16: Land owner approval to operate a floating waterpark on Lake Pupuke be accorded precedence at this time.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Land owner approval to operate a floating waterpark on Lake Pupuke

 

Resolution number DT/2019/38

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member J McKenzie:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)        approve the land owner approval application from Waterworld Limited, to operate floating waterpark on Lake Pupuke between 9.00am and 7.00pm for six consecutive days between 2 January to 30 January 2020, subject to the following conditions:

                  i.        Event participants will be advised to park in existing sealed spaces and will not be allowed to drive on to the ramp or the grass.

                 ii.        All staff are trained lifeguards and are certified in First Aid. Participants will be issued with compulsory life jackets and a safety briefing.

               iii.        There will be two portaloos stationed on the ramp labelled ‘event toilets’.

               iv.        The event will be based at the north end of the ramp and will not cause a conflict of space for other recreational and public users.

                 v.        The Waterpark will be secured with anchors. If the wind is too great the park will be deflated and will cease operation until weather allows for safe operation.

               vi.        There will be security on site at all times for the duration of the event.

              vii.        Confirmation that both The Pupuke Boating Club and Mad Loop are supportive of the event on the days proposed by the applicant.

b)        request that, in the event Waterworld Limited wishes to hold a similar event on Lake Pupuke in future, the application lodge an application earlier and investigate other locations, either on or off the lake.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Member J O’Connor requested that her             abstaining vote be recorded.

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number DT/2019/39

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         agree that Item 12: Community Activation Oppourtunites for Local Parks Service Assesment be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 

12

Community Activation Opportunities for Local Parks Service Assessment

 

Resolution number DT/2019/40

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member M Sheehy:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)        adopt the Community Activation Opportunities for Local Parks service assessment (refer to Attachment A of the agenda report) as a framework for future development and detailed investigation, as funding becomes available.

b)        requests that 2 Forrest Hill Road be included within the service assessment once the assessment of the site becomes clearer.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Member M Cohen requested that his dissenting

            vote against clause a) be recorded.

 

 

11

Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One 2019/2020 grant allocations

 

Resolution number DT/2019/41

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member J McKenzie:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One 2019/2020 listed in Table One:   

Table One: Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One 2019/2020 grant applications

App ID 

Organisation

Main Focus

Requested funding for

Amount requested

Amount Granted

LG2002-115

The Touch Compass Dance Trust Board

Arts and culture

Towards studio hire for rehearsals and the cost of three performers for Tatahi (The Beach) performance in October.

$6,050.00

$3050.00

LG2002-122

Devonport Heritage 2017 Incorporated

Arts and culture, Historic Heritage

Towards the costs to edit films, venue hire and an advertisement for the event "Celebrate Our Heritage" on 21 November 2019.

$2,899.00

$2899.00

LG2002-130

Devonport Community House Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards the art tutor’s wages, materials, and marketing for the delivery of arts and craft classes for young people aged five to 14 years old.

$15,000.00

$4200.00

LG2002-104

Garden to Table Trust

Community

Towards the programme coordinator's salary to deliver a food education programme to Milford School, Forrest Hill School, Belmont Intermediate, Rosmini School and Westlake Boys School.

$5,000.00

Ineligible - salary costs are an exclusion

LG2002-117

Dance Therapy NZ

Community

Towards the “Dance 4 Us” programme including venue hire, marketing, co-ordination. equipment, materials and programme administration from 13 February to 27 July 2020.

$5,000.00

$1830.00

LG2002-118

Merge NZ Limited

Community

Towards the costs to develop resources and deliver a deaf culture workshop and a six-week New Zealand sign language course to students and teachers of Takapuna Normal Intermediate School.

$3,000.00

$1500.00

 

LG2002-119

Kids Safe with Dogs Charitable Trust

Community

Towards instructor fees, administration, and printing of activity booklets to deliver the "Kids Safe with Dogs" programme to local schools.

$9,575.00

Ineligible - salary costs are an exclusion

LG2002-120

Transformation Academy Trust

Community

Towards venue hire, stationery, resources, volunteer support, training and workshop costs for the period of 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020 for the Youth Transformation Project.

$15,000.00

$5000.00

LG2002-121

The Lake House Trust

Community

Towards the upgrade of wifi equipment, website development, purchase of five portable virtual reality units and five tablets.

$7,950.00

$5000.00

LG2002-123

Ngātaringa Tennis Club Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of  band and bouncy castle hire and flagstaff advertising for the club's annual Christmas picnic on 15 December 2019.

$1,000.00

$1000.00

LG2002-129

Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust

Community

Towards the telecommunications cost from 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020.

$5,000.00

$5000.00

LG2002-133

Rotary Club of Milford Incorporated

Community

Towards the purchase of planters(pots) and plants for the "Milford Beautification Programme - Stage Two".

$5,000.00

$5000.00

LG2002-138

Devonport Business Association Incorporated

Community

Towards stage one of “Startline Devonport” to produce digital and printed branding collateral including the development of a logo and brand design artwork.

$5,800.00

$0.00

LG2002-131

The Centennial Park Bush Society Incorporated

Environment

Towards a plant pest control project at Campbells Bay School.

$3,197.00

$1500.00

LG2002-101

45 Events Limited

Events

Towards the cost of managing the water safety of the ocean swim and stand-up paddle events.

$8,500.00

$0.00

LG2002-107

New Zealand Theatre Month Trust Board

Events

Towards the cost of hireage of the Takapuna Memorial Hall (wet weather alternative), sound system, artist fee, marketing and administration for "The End of the Golden Weather" performance to be held on 25 December 2019 at the Takapuna Beach Reserve.

$2,851.80

$2851.00

LG2002-127

Devonport Folk Music Club Incorporated

Events

Towards the artist fee, sound, and advertising for the "Folk in the Park" event on 16 February 2020.

$3,200.00

$3200.00

LG2002-136

Mariya Sadykova

Events

Towards the production costs of the Art Street Fair to be held on 16 November 2019 including the cost of advertising, event management, photography, brochure design and temporary fence hire.

$6,500.00

$0.00

LG2002-102

Forrest Hill Milford United Association Football Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the purchase of a dugout plus the wheels.

$10,863.00

$5000.00

LG2002-103

Les Mills Takapuna Limited

Sport and recreation

Towards the council permit fee for fitness classes in a council park.

$300.00

$10.00

LG2002-112

Milford Tennis Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the construction of a new practice volley wall and a “Hot Shots” tennis area.

$15,000.00

$10.000

Total

 

 

 

$136,685.80

 $57,040.80

 

 

 

 

 

c)      agree to fund, part-fund or decline each application in Devonport-Takapuna Multiboard Round One 2019/2020, listed in Table Two:

Table Two: Devonport-Takapuna Multiboard Round One 2019/2020 grant applications

App ID 

Organisation

Main Focus

Requested funding for

Amount requested

Amount Granted

MB1920-153

The Operating Theatre Trust

Arts and culture

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

$3,103.55

$0.00

MB1920-104

North Shore Centres of Mutual Aid Incorporated

Community

Towards a proportion of operational costs, excluding wages, for eight centres in the North Shore.

$10,000.00

$10000.00

MB1920-116

CNSST Foundation (Chinese New Settlers Services Trust)

Community

Towards venue hire and purchase of a tablet to deliver a cultural cohesion programme "A Brighter Future For You" from 19 October 2019 to 30 June 2020.

$7,358.00

$7358.00

MB1920-134

The Yes Disability Resource Centre Services Trust Board

Community

Towards the costs to create a "Disability Youth Advisory Group" for the North Shore, including catering, transport, coordination fees, two events and a training day.

$3,500.00

$3500.00

MB1920-141

Royal New Zealand Foundation of The Blind Incorporated

Community

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

$2,400.00

$0.00

MB1920-152

Mika Haka Foundation Charitable Trust

Community

Towards the cost of running the "YES Creative Hub" from 10 October 2019 to 10 October 2020, specifically the costs of rent (studio and office), public liability, utilities, and administration.

$4,897.00

$0.00

MB1920-170

Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust

Environment

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.

$4,567.13

$4567.13

MB1920-110

The Korean Society of Auckland Incorporated

Events

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

$2,600.00

$2600.00

MB1920-174

Japanese Society of Auckland Incorporated

Events

Towards the venue hire cost of ASB Showgrounds to host Japan Day 2020.

$1,000.00

 

MB1920-102

Badminton North Harbour Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the upgrade of the court surface.

$11,000.00

$11000.00

MB1920-142

Harbour Sport Trust

Sport and recreation

Towards the transport, toilet, sound, waste management, event photography, temporary fencing and event timing costs to deliver the "Shore to Shore" 2020 event.

$6,000.00

$3000.00

MB1920-159

United North Piha Lifeguard Service Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the costs of structural engineering, detailed design, project management and consent fees for the North Piha Lifeguard facility replacement project.

$1,750.00

$0.00

MB1920-169

Gymnastics Community Trust

Sport and recreation

Towards the purchase of landing mats and foam cubes for the foam landing pit.

$19,806.25

$6000.00

MB1920-138

North Shore Womens Centre

Community

Towards wages for a community resource worker and a social work position to support women with high and complex needs at the North Shore Womens Centre.

$2,700.00

Ineligible as salary costs are an exclusion

MB1920-161

The Parkinson's New Zealand Charitable Trust

Community

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

$2,000.00

Ineligible as salary costs are an exclusion

Total

 

 

 

$82,681.93

 $48,025.13

 

CARRIED

 

Note:   Item No.13 Auckland Transport monthly update – September 2019 was consider prior to Item No. 14 Approval to pubilcly notfify Auckland Council’s intention to grant a licence to occupy to the Korean Garden Trust at Barry’s Point Reserve, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna

 

Note:   Item No.14 Approval to pubilcly notfify Auckland Council’s intention to grant a licence to occupy to the Korean Garden Trust at Barry’s Point Reserve, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna was consider prior to Item No. 15 Short term agreement for occupation at the storage/workshop buidling at the formwe Devonport Bowling Club, Devonport Domain 28 Vauxhall Road

 

Note:   Item No.15 Short term agreement for occupation at the storage/workshop buidling at the Devonport Bowling Club, Devonport Domain 28 Vauxhall Road was consider prior to Item No. 16 Land owner approval to operate a floating waterpark on Lake Pupuke

 

Note:   Item No.16 Land owner approval to operate a floating waterpark on Lake Pupuke was consider prior to Item No. 12 Community Activation Oppourtunites for Local Parks Service Assesment

 

Note:   Item No.12 Community Activation Oppourtunites for Local Parks Service Assesment was consider prior to Item No. 11 Devonport-Takapuna Local Grants Round One 2019/2020 grant allocations

 

17

Informal local board workshop views on the draft findings of the Animal Management Bylaw 2015 review

 

Resolution number DT/2019/42

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive this report on informal workshop summary views from local boards on the draft findings of the Animal Management Bylaw 2015 review.

b)      provides the following feedback on the draft findings of the Animal       ……..Management Bylaw 2015 review:

                i.       notes that there are ongoing issues with animal nuisance in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area, in particular with bees, birds, cats and vermin

               ii.       agrees with the highlighted issues for bees, birds, cats and vermin as outlined in table one of the agenda report

              iii.       agrees that the bylaw’s definition of owner needs to be reviewed and clarified

              iv.       agrees that the bylaw’s definition of nuisance is outdated and needs updating to include for specific criteria, which in turn will support enforcement of the bylaw.  Specific criteria will also help people interpret what is deemed ‘a nuisance’

            v.        does not support companion animals being included in the bylaw, as people should not be allowed to have livestock as pets in urban areas and neighbours are not familiar or comfortable with stock animals being kept as pets

           vi.        supports requirements in the bylaw to identify owned animals, particularly for animals that can freely leave the property (i.e. cats)

          vii.        supports measures to clarify the council’s role regarding animal management

        viii.        supports measures to improve the process for reporting unowned animals causing nuisance

           ix.        supports the current control for bees, in particular that beekeepers must ensure nuisance from their bees’ excrement is minimised, and the bees have a suitable water source on the premises

            x.        supports additional controls and limitations for stock, as they should not be kept in urban areas

           xi.        supports the bylaw introduction a provision which limits the number of cats a person can own

          xii.        does not support registration for cats

        xiii.        supports a licence being introduced for anyone who owns three or more cats

        xiv.        supports all cats requiring a microchip so that they can be easily identified.

                                                                                                                                    CARRIED

 

Note:   Pursuant to Standing Order 1.8.6, Member J McKenzie requested that her             dissenting vote against clauses xiii) and xiv) be recorded

 

18

Temporary arrangements for urgent decisions and staff delegations during the election period

 

Resolution number DT/2019/43

MOVED by Member J McKenzie, seconded by Member M Sheehy:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      delegate to the chairperson and deputy chairperson the power to make, on behalf of the local board, urgent decisions that may be needed between the final local board business meeting and the commencement of the term of office of new local board members.

b)      note that from the commencement of the term of office of new local board members until the inaugural meeting of the incoming local board, urgent decision-making will be undertaken by the Chief Executive under existing delegations.

c)      approve that staff, as a temporary measure, can make business as usual decisions under their existing delegated authority without requiring compliance with the requirement in the current delegation protocols to consult with the nominated portfolio holder (or chairperson where there is no portfolio holder in place), from 22 October 2019, noting that staff will consult with the chairperson following the inaugural meeting until new arrangements are made at the first business meeting in the new term.

d)      note that existing appointments by the local board to external bodies will cease at the election and new appointments will need to be made by the local board in the new term.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Chairpersons' Report

 

Resolution number DT/2019/44

MOVED by Member J McKenzie, seconded by Member M Sheehy:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive and thank Chairperson G Wood for his verbal report.

 

CARRIED

 

20

Elected Members' Reports

 

A document was tabled. A copy has been placed of the official minutes and is avaliable on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/45

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         request Auckland Transport to urgently assess the footpaths leading to Sunnynook Primary School, especially in Lyford Crescent, to asses safety improvements for the school children, including the option of widening the footpath to the required standard or more.

b)        thank the Local Board Services support officers for their professionalism and dedication throughout the 2016-2019 term.

c)         receive and thank Deputy Chairperson Gillon for his tabled report.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2019/46

MOVED by Member M Cohen, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

d)        delegate responsibility to the chairperson and deputy chairperson to take necessary action to respond to and articulate the local board's position with regards to the proposed move of the dry docks from Devonport to Whangarei, as reported in the 17 September edition of the NZ Herald.

e)         engage with the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) regarding the waste contamination issues as reported in the 17 September edition of the NZ
Herald, with the intent of discussing what actions can be taken to safeguard the health of local residents.

f)         request a briefing or response from relevant staff in the new term of council regarding the implications of the reduction in Auckland Council staff as reported in the 17 September edition of the NZ Herald, including information as to what parts of the organisation council intends to add additional staff, or has recently added staff.

g)        receive and thank Member Cohen for is verbal report.

h)        receive and thank members for their verbal reports.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Deputy Chairperson Grant Gillon Report - September 2019

b     Deputy Chairperson Grant Gillon Report Attachment- September 2019

c    17 September 2019 -  Item 20 Elected Members' Reports - Content of email sent to councilors and local board chairs regarding 'our staffing numbers'

 

 

 

21

Ward Councillors Update

 

The Ward Councilors were not in attendance for this item.

 

 

22

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Record of Workshops August and September 2019

 

Resolution number DT/2019/47

MOVED by Chairperson G Wood, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      receive the records of the workshops held in August and September 2019

 

CARRIED

 

23

Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number DT/2019/48

MOVED by Member J McKenzie, seconded by Deputy Chairperson G Gillon:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      note the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board governance forward work calendar for September as set out in Attachment A of this agenda report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

24        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.   

 

 

8.01 pm                                             

The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

In accordance with Clause 8.1.4 of the Auckland Council Local Board Standing Orders, we hereby confirm the correctness of the minutes of the last meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board held on Tuesday 17 September 2019 prior to the next Auckland Council election.

 

 

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