Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of the Inaugural meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board held at the Pumphouse Theatre, 2a Manurere Avenue, Takapuna on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 6:30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Aidan Bennett

 

Deputy Chairperson

George Wood, CNZM

 

Members

Trish Deans

 

 

Ruth Jackson

 

 

Jan O'Connor, QSM

 

 

Toni Van Tonder

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

John Gillon, member elect to the Kaipatiki Local Board

 

 

Danielle Grant, member elect to the Kaipatiki Local Board

 

 

Chris Darby, councillor elect to the North Shore Ward

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

29 October 2019

 

 

Note:   Before the meeting began the Democracy Advisor advised the locations of the emergency exits and conveniences.

 

 

Note:   Eric Perry, Relationship Manager, chaired the meeting for items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. From item 7 onwards, the newly elected Chairperson chaired the meeting. Barry Potter, Director of Infrastructure and Environmental Services witnessed the members’ declarations.

 

 

1          Mihi Whakatau (Welcome)

           

Rama Ormsby (Te Waka Anga Mua Representative) gave a brief welcome.

 

2          Welcome Address

 

Barry Potter, Director of Infrastructure and Environmental Services, addressed the meeting.

 

3          Apologies

  

There were no apologies.

 

4

Declaration by Local Board Members

 

A copy of all signed member declarations have been placed on the official minutes and are avalibale on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

The following Local Board members made their declarations pursuant to Schedule 7, clause 14 of the Local Government Act 2002:

·         Aidan Bennett

·         Trish Deans

·         Ruth Jackson

·         Jan O'Connor

·         Toni Van Tonder

·         George Wood

 

Attachments

a     Signed Member Declarations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Election of Chairperson

 

Eric Perry, Relationship Manager, requested a mover and seconder for the vote on the fixed term periods.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/49

MOVED by Member  Van Tonder, seconded by Member  Deans:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)         agree to split the 2019-2022 triennium for the Chairperson’s role into the following fixed term periods:

i.    period one from Tuesday 29 October 2019 to Tuesday 27 April 2021 of the 2019-2022 political term.

ii.   period two from Wednesday 28 April 2021 to the end of the 2019-2022 political term.

 

b)        resolve that any alteration to resolution a) must occur by way of formal local board resolution, and in accordance with all Local Government Act 2002 requirements, prior to the date onwhich the change of the position of the local board Chairperson takes effect.

CARRIED

 

Eric Perry, Relationship Manager, gave an overview of the voting systems and requested a

mover and seconder.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/50

MOVED by Member  Van Tonder, seconded by Member  Deans:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

c)         agree to use voting system B to elect the Chairperson of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board for the 2019-2022 political term.

CARRIED

 

Eric Perry, Relationship Manager, called for nominations for each of the fixed term periods

for the position of Chairperson.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/51

MOVED by Member  Van Tonder, seconded by Member G Wood:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

d)        elect Member Bennett as Chairperson for the period Tuesday 29 October 2019 to Tuesday 27 April 2021 of the 2019-2022 political term.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2019/52

MOVED by Member  Deans, seconded by Member J O'Connor:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

e)         elect Member Jackson as Chairperson for the period Wednesday 28 April 2021 to the end of the 2019-2022 political term.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

6

Declaration by Chairperson

 

A copy of the signed Chairpersons’ declarations have been placed on the official minutes and are avaliable on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Chairperson Bennett made his declaration pursuant to Schedule 7, clause 14 of the Local Government Act 2002 and assumed the Chair.

 

Member Jackson made her declaration pursuant to Schedule 7, clause 14 of the Local Government Act 2002.

 

Attachments

a     Signed Chairpersons' Declarations.

 

7

Address by Chairperson

 

Chairperson Bennett addressed the meeting.

Member Jackson addressed the meeting.

 

8

Election of Deputy Chairperson

 

The Chairperson, requested a mover and seconder for the vote on the fixed term periods.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/53

MOVED by Member  Deans, seconded by Member  Van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)       agree to split the 2019-2022 triennium for the Chairperson’s role into the following fixed term periods:

i.       period one from Tuesday 29 October 2019 to Tuesday 27th April 2021 of the 2019-2022 political term.

ii.      period two from Wednesday 28 April 2021 to the end of the 2019-2022 political term.

 

b)        resolve that any alteration to resolution a) must occur by way of formal local board resolution, and in accordance with all Local Government Act 2002 requirements, prior to the date onwhich the change of the positionn of the local board Chairperson takes effect.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2019/54

MOVED by Member  Deans, seconded by Member  Van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

c)         agree to use voting system B to elect the Chairperson of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board for the 2019-2022 political term.

CARRIED

 

The Chairperson called for nominations for each of the fixed term periods for the position of Deputy Chairperson.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/55

MOVED by Member  Van Tonder, seconded by Member  Bennett:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

d)        elect Member Wood as Deputy Chairperson for the period Tuesday 29 October 2019 to Tuesday 27th April 2021of the 2019-2022 political term.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DT/2019/56

MOVED by Member  Deans, seconded by Member  Jackson:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

e)         elect Member O’Connor as Deputy Chairperson for the period Wednesday 28 April 2021 to the end of the 2019-2022 political term.

 

CARRIED

 

9

Mayor's Address

 

The Mayor was not in attendance.

 

10

Explanation of laws affecting elected members

 

Eric Perry, Relationship Manager, gave a brief explanation of the Local Government legislation.

 

Resolution number DT/2019/57

MOVED by Member  Bennett, seconded by Member  Deans:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      note the general explanation of the laws affecting elected members.

CARRIED

 

11

First Business Meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

Resolution number DT/2019/58

MOVED by Member  Bennett, seconded by Member  Van Tonder:  

That the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board:

a)      confirm that its first business meeting will be held at 2.00pm on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Office, Ground Floor Promenade, 1 The Strand, Takapuna.

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

7.18 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 Devonport-Takapuna Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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