Albert-Eden Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Albert-Eden Local Board held in the Albert Eden Local Board Office, 135 Dominion Road, Mt Eden on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 at 2.06pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Margi Watson

 

Deputy Chairperson

Lee Corrick

 

Members

Graeme Easte

 

 

Rachel Langton

 

 

Julia Maskill

 

 

Christina Robertson

 

 

Kendyl Smith

 

 

ABSENT

 

Councillors

Christine Fletcher

 

 

Cathy Casey

 

 

 

 


Albert-Eden Local Board

20 April 2021

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

Chairperson Watson commenced the meeting and welcomed everyone in attendance.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

Resolution number AE/2021/25

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick, seconded by Member R Langton:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         note the apologies from Councillors Christine Fletcher and Cathy Casey for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number AE/2021/26

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         confirm the minutes of its ordinary meeting held on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 as true and correct.

CARRIED

 

 

5          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Acknowledgements

 

6.1

Acknowledgement - Friends of Maungawhau Incorporated Society

 

Resolution number AE/2021/27

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      acknowledge the significant contribution that Friends of Maungawhau Incorporated Society have made for 20 years in volunteering, campaigning and working on the whenua to ensure the preservation and protection of the natural and cultural character of Maungawhau and to defend it against harm and unsustainable use and note that they are dissolving their society but hope to carry on as an informal volunteer group.

CARRIED

 

 

6.2

Acknowledgement - Jared Lowyim – Outgoing Albert-Eden Youth Board Member & Chairperson

 

Resolution number AE/2021/28

MOVED by Member K Smith, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         acknowledge and thank Jared Lowyim for his outstanding contribution to the Albert-Eden Youth Board since 2017, and especially since 2019 when he has led the youth board as its Chairperson through covid-19 and note his retirement from the role and we wish him well for the future.

CARRIED

 

 

6.3

Acknowledgement - Auckland Volcanic Cones Society Incorporated

 

Resolution number AE/2021/29

MOVED by Member G Easte, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         acknowledge the Auckland Volcanic Cones Society Incorporated for their 22 year history of advocacy and protection of the volcanic features across the Auckland isthmus and specifically thank John Street, the founding member and current chairperson, and thank them for their contributions noting their intention to dissolve their society in 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

7          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

 

9          Public Forum

 

9.1

Public Forum - Parafed Auckland and Parafed Auckland Shooting Club

 

Michael Johnson, Robert Berger and Frank Schlaffmann – Parafed Auckland and Parafed Auckland Shooting Club, was in attendance to deliver a presentation to the local board regarding the club’s recently submitted lease renewal application and to update the local board on the club’s recent activities.

 

A powerpoint presentation was given.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a Minutes Attachment.

 

Resolution number AE/2021/30

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      thank Michael Johnson, Robert Berger and Frank Schlaffmann – Parafed Auckland and Parafed Auckland Shooting Club, for his attendance and Public Forum presentation regarding their leased facility at Nicholson Park, Mt Eden.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 April 2021, Albert-Eden Local Board Meeting - Item 9.1: Public Forum - Parafed Auckland and Parafed Auckland Shooting Club - Powerpoint Presentation

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

 

10.1

Consideration of Extraordinary Business: Tree protection and scheduling

 

Pursuant to Standing Order 2.4.5, the chairperson raised an item of extraordinary business to be discussed during Item 25 of the meeting.

The extraordinary business matter was in regards to tree protection and scheduling, in particular, a tree located at 8 Eglinton Avenue, Mt Eden.

The local board considered the urgent item as extraordinary business during the meeting noting the local board had recently discovered an omission from the Auckland Unitary Plan requiring an urgent response from staff and any delay may risk the protection of the tree and a preliminary response is necessary before the next scheduled meeting of the local board.

 

Resolution number AE/2021/31

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         agree to consider an item of extraordinary business at item 25 of the meeting agenda.

CARRIED

 

 

11

Albert-Eden Local Grants Round Two 2020/2021, grant allocations

 

Moumita Dutta – Senior Grants Advisor, was in attendance via Skype-for-Business to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number AE/2021/32

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve the following applications received during Round Two of the Albert-Eden Local Grants 2020/2021 fund:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Decision

LG2101-212

Jessica Fenton

Action Education Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards the cost of delivering seven “JAFA Poetry Slam” events at the Cityside Baptist Church in Mt Eden, including the cost of venue hire, marketing, refreshments, printing, administration and COVID-19 safety resources, facilitation fees for the featured poets and wages for the key event roles.

$4,457

$500 excluding catering

LG2101-242

The Dust Palace Charitable Trust

Arts and culture

Towards the cost of delivering free programming around the themes of the all-ages circus theatre show "Into the Bush", which includes four free workshops, a community wardrobe, and a photo booth, specifically the cost of marketing materials, workshop artist fees, food, photo booth hire, the project coordinator and the stage manager fees.

$3,168

$2,000 excluding catering

LG2101-243

Manukau Beijing Opera Society Incorporated

Arts and culture

Towards the venue hire cost for the Beijing Opera rehearsals at the Outhwaite hall.

$3,000

$500

LG2101-249

Little Unique

Papaya Stories LTD

Arts and culture

Towards marketing, printing, fence hire, event management, and photography costs for the Art Street Fair on 19 June 2021.

$3,211.25

$1,500

LG2101-250

Eden Arts: Maungawhau Mount Eden Community Arts Trust

Arts and culture

Towards musicians’ fees, printing, and advertising costs for the “Mt Eden Chamber Music Festival” to be held between 29 October to 31 October 2021.

$5,000

$2,000

LG2101-206

Ngatira Tennis Club Incorporated

Community

Towards the cost of garden maintenance and remedial work in and around the tennis club.

$3,530

$500

LG2101-207

New Settlers Family and Community Trust

Community

Towards materials and equipment including the purchase of a sewing machine, petrol vouchers for volunteers, coordinator and tutor cost for the fortnightly art and craft group for refugee women from 9 May 2021 to 29 May 2022 at the Ōwairaka Community Hub.

$6,500

$4,000 excluding petrol vouchers / mileage expense.

LG2101-209

Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust

Community

Towards counsellor fees.

$8,000

$2,000

LG2101-214

Big Buddy Mentoring Trust

Community

Towards the office rental costs from July to September 2021.

$6,000

$2,000

LG2101-219

Mount Albert Community Playgroup Incorporated

Community

Towards Rattray Room hire at Mt Albert Community and Leisure Centre from May 2021 to April 2022.

$5,947.50

$3,000

LG2101-232

Home and Family Counselling Incorporated

Community

Towards the counselling sessions for the Albert-Eden community between 1 May 2021 to 1 October 2021.

$8,000

$6,000

LG2101-240

Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust

Community

Towards the purchase and installation of two heat pumps at the Sandringham Clinic, and the purchase and installation of new carpet at the Mt. Albert Clinic.

$5,836.30

$4,000

LG2101-246

The Metro Mount Albert Sports Club Incorporated

Community

Towards the maintenance re-roofing, spouting, and guttering for the clubrooms based in Phyllis Reserve and purchase of a community rubbish bin.

$6,885.27

$2,000 excluding the rubbish bin expense.

LG2101-217

Sanctuary Community Organic Garden Mahi Whenua Incorporated

Environment

Towards the purchase and installation of a rainwater tank

$6,000

$2,000

LG2101-203

Campbell Park Tennis Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the cost of court hire and a lighting automation system for the "Are your Sundays Free" project between May to July 2021.

$5,140

$1,500

LG2101-238

The Auckland Table Tennis Association Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the purchase of ten table tennis tables for the 'Tables in Communities” project.

$7,000

$2,800

Total

$87,675

$36,300

 

b)      decline the following applications received during Round Two of the Albert-Eden Local Grants 2020/2021 fund:

Application ID

Organisation

Main focus

Requesting funding for

Amount requested

Decision

LG2101-241

The Operating Theatre Trust - Tim Bray Theatre Company

Arts and culture

Towards 140 free show tickets for children from low decile schools in the local board area to attend the theatre production "A Lion in The Meadow and Other Stories by Margaret Mahy”, for the Auckland tour across four venues.

$3,043.60

Declined noting activity takes place outside the local board area.

LG2101-247

Carlene Newall de Jesus

Arts and culture

Towards venue hire, artist fees, theatrical property, costumes and equipment hire for the creative project "Strands: A Collage of the Year We Saw".

$4,615

Declined noting that the funding ratio per participant is extremely high.

LG2101-252

Sierra Diprose

Arts and culture

Towards costs to deliver an interactive art installation "the "Creative Human Project" at The Gribblehirst Hub, which includes the cost of labour, materials, and artist fees for the art installations and event over two weekends in May 2021.

$7,665.29

Declined noting insufficiently developed application and suggest the applicant work with the Arts Broker to rescope the project.

LG2101-224

Mt Albert Presbyterian Church

Community

Towards the purchase of a smart television for the Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, including the cost of a bracket to fix the television to the wall.

$5,000

Declined noting insufficient wider community benefit.

LG2101-229

Chloe Fong

This Local Piggy Limited

Community

Towards the setup costs of an online grocery marketplace, including marketing, outreach materials, website development, and set up costs for the delivery of the food.

$3,550.67

Declined noting insufficiently developed project and suggest applicant reapply once the project is fully scoped and to work with the Strategic Broker for future applications.

LG2101-230

Inner Fit New Zealand

Community

Towards annual telecommunication costs for the trust from 1 May to 31 December 2021.

$4,000

Declined noting low priority.

LG2101-239

Mt Albert Ramblers Softball Club Incorporated

Community

Towards the purchase and installation costs for security cameras for the Mt Albert Ramblers Softball Club, Warren Freer Park.

$5,725

Declined noting applicant’s overdue accountability report.

LG2101-216

Social Nature Movement Limited

Environment

Towards educator costs and safety equipment

$8,000

Declined noting benefit to the local community is not clear.

LG2101-235

Gourmet Pepper Limited

Events

Towards the audio-visual hire costs to deliver the "Eden Carols in the Park" events.

$8,000

Declined noting low priority in an oversubscribed grant round and suggest applicant to work with the arts broker.

LG2101-228

Auckland Swords Club Incorporated

Sport and recreation

Towards the club's coaching costs including four beginners, two intermediate and 25 sessions of the strength and conditioning coaching costs.

$5,250

Declined noting insufficient benefit to the wider community.

Total

$54,849.56

 

c)      thank Moumita Dutta – Senior Grants Advisor, for her attendance via Skype-for-Business.

CARRIED

 

 

Note:   Item 13: Auckland Council’s Performance Report: Albert-Eden Local Board for November 2020 to February 2021, was considered prior to Item 12: Thriving Town Centres local economic development grants 2020/2021.

 

 

13

Auckland Council’s Performance Report: Albert-Eden Local Board for November 2020 to February 2021

 

Emma Reed – Local Board Advisor, was in attendance to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number AE/2021/33

MOVED by Member K Smith, seconded by Chairperson M Watson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the performance report for November 2020 to February 2021.

b)      re-allocate Locally-driven Initiatives operating expenditure budgets as follows:

Activity name – project with underspent budget

Amount available for reallocation

Activity name and amount to be reallocated

Event partnership fund Albert-Eden (529)

$5,000

Accommodation grants (534) - $5,000

Learn to Swim programme (132)

$11,000

Ecological Restoration Contract (215), including Windmill Reserve hill area community weeding and planting day - $11,000

Local civic events (527)

 

$4,000

Enabling shared use of space (524) - $4,000

Community response fund (2334)

$32,800

Community grants (533) - $15,000

Accommodation grants (534) - $6,800

Te Kete Rukuruku tranche 2 (4)

$15,500

Thriving town centres : Business association expression of interest grants (512) - $15,000

Accommodation grants (534) - $500

 

c)         allocate $1,134 of film revenue to fund a Whale Tales programme in one primary school within the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

d)        thank council staff for their contributions in delivering the work programme during the November 2020 to February 2021 period and note the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic had created for staff during that period of time.

e)         thank Emma Reed – Local Board Advisor, for her attendance.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Thriving Town Centres local economic development grants 2020/2021

 

Resolution number AE/2021/34

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      approve the following local economic development grant allocations from 512: Placemaking: Thriving town centre local placemaking line in the 2020/2021 work programme:

AE2021-04

Dominion Road Business Association (BID)

Towards gateway signage

$5,000

 

AE2021-01

Balmoral Chinese Business Association

Dominion Road Moon Festival

$25,000

 

AE2021-03

Greenwoods Village Epsom Business Association

Promotion, networking, activation

$10,000

 

AE2021-02

Sandringham Business Association

Sandringham Spring Festival

$10,000

 

 

Mount Eden Village BID

Information Signage

$5,000

 

The Fringe District (Kingsland) BID

Date Night Programme

$5,000

Total                                                                      

$60,000

 

b)        approve the allocation of $15,000 from line 512: Placemaking: Thriving town centre local placemaking in the 2020/2021 work programme to engage a business mentoring and strategic planning specialist to support business associations in the local board area.

c)         thank Sunita Kashyap – Programme Manager, and Detlev Jackson – Strategic Broker for their hard work on this work programme.

CARRIED

 

 

Note:   Item 13: Auckland Council’s Performance Report: Albert-Eden Local Board for November 2020 to February 2021, was considered prior to Item 12: Thriving Town Centres local economic development grants 2020/2021.

 

 

14

Review of the Code of Conduct - draft revised code

 

Resolution number AE/2021/35

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         provide the following feedback to staff on the draft revised Auckland Council Code of Conduct:

i.              support the proposal to replace the panel with a single Conduct Commissioner, noting the financial and time savings which can be made whilst maintaining a robust process;

ii.         support a threshold of $50 for declaring a gift under the Conflict of Interest Policy noting that it is a simple online declaration and is not an onerous task to complete the declaration of such gifts;

iii.        request that value bands are developed and implemented into the online report tool when declaring gifts, when exact value is unknown but an estimated value range is possible.

b)        support the proposed revised draft Auckland Council Code of Conduct to be adopted by the Governing Body.

CARRIED

 

 

15

Draft Statement of Expectations for Council-controlled Organisations

 

Edward Siddle – Principal Advisor, was in attendance via Skype-for-Business to speak to this report.

 

Resolution number AE/2021/36

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         support the issuance of a Statement of Expectations to Council-controlled Organisations pursuant to section 64B of the Local Government Act 2002 but ask that a more collaborative development process is designed so local boards as governors are provided a more meaningful opportunity to engage in the creation of the inaugural Statement of Expectations for Council-controlled Organisations in Auckland.

b)        note the following remarks of the Independent Panel on the Review of Council-controlled Organisations in 2020:

i.              Council needs to give Council-controlled Organisations clear strategic direction to translate the council’s high-level plans into practical work programmes

ii.         the council’s many plans, policies and strategies offer almost no practical strategic direction to Council-controlled Organisations. They do not contain careful, detailed information about the council’s expectations of Council-controlled Organisations so they can set their work programmes and priorities accordingly

iii.        plans and policies are often too broad and lacking in specifics, and require considerable interpretation by Council-controlled Organisations to make them operational

iv.    letters of expectation are too vague and fail to give Council-controlled Organisations adequate guidance in preparing their statements of intent

v.        Council-controlled Organisations’ interactions with local boards does not result in effective accountability. Council-controlled Organisations largely inform local boards about projects in their area rather than seek real input into their design. Council-controlled Organisations are also not sufficiently responsive to local boards’ concerns and do not co-ordinate their efforts in local board areas with other Council-controlled Organisations

vi.   the council rewrites its Governance Manual for Substantive Council-controlled Organisations so the focus is squarely on its expectations of Council-controlled Organisations, removing policies to a separate document and requiring incoming directors and senior managers to read the manual.

c)         note that the draft Statement of Expectations had not been workshopped with local boards.

d)        acknowledge that other related pieces of work that seeks to implement the recommendations of the Independent Panel on the Review of Council-controlled Organisations in 2020 is occurring concurrently, but does not believe that necessitates the rushed adoption of a high-level Statement of Expectations that is unlikely to lead to meaningful understanding of expectations and change in approach.

e)         believe that the draft Statement of Expectations is too high level and will not provide the requisite detail to Council-controlled Organisations of council’s expectations on “how” Council-controlled Organisations must undertake their business

f)          consider that the Statements of Expectation must give effect to the Local Board Plans for each local board area.

g)        believe that the wording in the draft Statement of Expectations, specifically to “build good relationships” and “consult” with local boards does not recognise them as governors but continues to treat them as one of many stakeholders.

h)        believe a more detailed document similar to the Treasury’s Owner’s Expectations Manual is required so Council-controlled Organisations are not left in the position of having to determine what compliance looks like on their own.

i)          note it is not clear on why the Statement of Expectations needs to be adopted in such a short timeframe (to match the Long-term Plan timeframes).

j)          does not support the approach of a high level and general Statement of Expectations that will be revised shortly after adoption to accommodate the progress/conclusion of related pieces of work as this will lead to confusion and uncertainty for Council-controlled Organisations with very little incentive to operationalise the Statement of Expectations in the short term.

k)         request that the Council-controlled Organisations constitutions be revised to better reflect the importance and priority that must be given to public good, Te Tiriti obligations, health and safety, and climate obligations under Te Tāruke-a-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan and national climate legislation over commercial interests.

l)          urge that Council-controlled Organisations should also take into account in their decision-making the long-term interests of Aucklanders including planning for future needs.

m)       note that the Strategy Development (Section 3) has not been developed yet but should include local boards as integral to council’s governance system and should be consulted genuinely and early.

n)        recommend that the review of the Governance Manual for Council-controlled Organisations be included as part of the development of the Statement of Expectations so that staff and the governors of council and Council-controlled Organisations have a clear manual that outlines shareholders’ expectations.

o)        recommend that more consideration is given to what direction needs to be provided to Council-controlled Organisations pursuant to section 64A of the Local Government Act 2002 to develop plans to support local board governance, for instance annual work programmes or community engagement plans for each local board.

p)        request that a joint panel of Independent Māori Statutory Board members, local board members and Governing Body members is urgently established to develop the Statement of Expectations further and review the Governance Manual for substantive Council-controlled Organisations so they can be adopted as soon as practicable.

q)        recommend that Council-controlled Organisations work jointly with local boards to develop local board engagement plans to set out how they intend to work with local boards and then comply with those engagement plans.

r)         request that these resolutions are circulated to all local boards for their information.

s)         thank Edward Siddle – Principal Advisor, for his attendance via Skype-for-Business.

CARRIED

 

 

16

Proposal to make a new Public Trading and Events Bylaw

 

Note:   The motion was put in parts.

 

Resolution number AE/2021/37

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         provide the following feedback to staff on the draft Statement of Proposal to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā-rohe Tauhokohoko, Takunetanga, me ngā Whakaahua i ngā Wāhi Marea 2022 / Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022:

i.              support the specific reference to micro-mobility in the proposal, which will be supported by Codes of Practices that can be updated faster and respond to changes in this rapidly developing area of transport;

ii.        request more specific rules for micromobility devices to encourage use but include requirements to park micromobility devices in assigned parking spaces for them or, if none are available nearby, to park them in a way that does not constitute a hazard to other footpath and road users including those who are frail, have mobility issues or are visually impaired;

iii.       support identifying filming as a separate activity to events;

v.          that the bylaw should explicitly ban trading in tobacco products, weapons, material promoting the hatred of, or discrimination against, any group of people by reason of their personal characteristics and any trading contrary to Auckland Council’s Local Alcohol Policy or Gambling policies.

b)        request that consideration be given to the possible future transfer of aspects of decision-making under this bylaw to Waiheke Local Board under the current governance pilot and, if successful, subsequently to other local boards.

c)         request staff consider the need for pedestrian shelter under verandahs when considering applications for chattels and furniture on the footpath in Outdoor Dining Licence permits.

d)        support the draft Statement of Proposal in Attachment A of this agenda report to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā-rohe Tauhokohoko, Takunetanga, me ngā Whakaahua i ngā Wāhi Marea 2022 / Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 for public consultation.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number AE/2021/38

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member G Easte:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         provide the following feedback to staff on the draft Statement of Proposal to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā-rohe Tauhokohoko, Takunetanga, me ngā Whakaahua i ngā Wāhi Marea 2022 / Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022:

iv.       request that Bootcamp and other similar commercial activities are required to hold a cost free licence, like buskers, noting commercial activity in parks is inconsistent with the Reserves Act and can create disruption for other park users and neighbouring residents;

The motion was put to the vote by a show of hands and was declared EQUAL by 3 votes to 3:

For

Member G Easte

Member C Robertson

Chairperson M Watson

Against

Deputy Chairperson L Corrick

Member R Langton

Member K Smith

Abstained

Member J Maskill

 

Chairperson Watson exercised her casting vote for and so the motion was CARRIED.

 

 

 

Note:   The chairperson adjourned the meeting at 3.38pm following Item 17.  The meeting was reconvened at 3.47pm.

 

 

17

Public feedback on proposal to make new navigation rules

 

Resolution number AE/2021/39

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         provide the following feedback to staff after considering public feedback to the proposal to make a new Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ture ā-Rohe Urungi Āhuru 2021 / Auckland Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2021:

i.             note the low number of responses from the Albert-Eden Local Board area;

ii.        note the considered submissions from 4 regional organisations;

iii.     request that the 5 knots speed limit applies to the entire Motu Manawa-Pollen Island Marine Reserve;

iv.       oppose Proposal 1 to increase the maximum speed limit in the Waitematā Harbour Zone to 18 knots to allow faster movement of vessels (including ferries) given the impacts and trade off on safety, the environment and the aquatic life, and request it remains at 12 knots as per current controls;

v.         oppose Proposal 7 which will remove the rules about protection for marine mammals as a combination of both regulation and bylaw control will ensure greater protection and enforcement action can be taken by both council and central government departments;

vi.       support Proposals 2, 3, 6 and 8.

b)        appoint Member Robertson to present the views in resolution a) to the Bylaw Panel on 7 May 2021.

c)         delegate authority to Chairperson Watson to appoint replacement(s) to the persons in resolution b) should the appointed member be unable to present to the Bylaw Panel on 7 May 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Statement of proposal to amend the Animal Management Bylaw and controls

 

A document was tabled for this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number AE/2021/40

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)         provide the following feedback to staff on the draft Statement of Proposal to amend the Auckland Council Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and the Animal Management Control 2015:

i.              request investigation into including limits of the number of animals which can be housed on urban properties, given the odour and noise impacts on surrounding properties and animals welfare issues;

ii.         request native bees are exempt from any bee controls;

iii.        request additional engagement is undertaken with bee keeping organisations to ensure controls do not pose an undue obstacle on bee ownership in the urban area, whilst maintaining controls on potential nuisance associated with beekeeping.

b)        support the draft statement of proposal in Attachment A that was circulated prior to the meeting to amend the Auckland Council Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and the Animal Management Control 2015 for public consultation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     20 April 2021, Albert-Eden Local Board Meeting - Item 18: Statement of proposal to amend the Animal Management Bylaw and controls - Updated Attachment A

 

 

 

 

19

Albert-Eden Local Board input into Auckland Council's submission on the Climate Change Commission's draft advice

 

Resolution number AE/2021/41

MOVED by Member C Robertson, seconded by Member J Maskill:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note its input into the Auckland Council submission on the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice included as Attachment A to this report.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

20

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward Councillors' Updates

 

Note:  This item was withdrawn.

 

 

 

 

21

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number AE/2021/42

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Chairperson Watson’s April 2021 Chairperson’s Report.

CARRIED

 

 

22

Board Members' Reports

 

Resolution number AE/2021/43

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive Deputy Chairperson Corrick and Members Smith, Langton, Robertson, Maskill and Easte’s verbal Board Reports for April 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

23

Albert-Eden Local Board 2021 Governance Forward Work Calendar

 

Resolution number AE/2021/44

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson L Corrick, seconded by Member K Smith:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      note the April 2021 edition of the Albert-Eden Local Board 2021 Governance Forward Work Calendar.

CARRIED

 

 

24

Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records

 

Resolution number AE/2021/45

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)      receive the Albert-Eden Local Board Workshop Records for the workshops held on 16, 23 and 30 March 2021 and 6 and 13 April 2021.

CARRIED

 

 

25        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

25.1

Tree protection and scheduling

 

A document was tabled for this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number AE/2021/46

MOVED by Chairperson M Watson, seconded by Member C Robertson:  

That the Albert-Eden Local Board:

a)     request Auckland Council staff urgently investigate avenues for restoring protection to the tree, including legal advice if necessary and take all possible actions to expedite obtaining protection of the Pohuktukawa tree at 8 Eglinton Avenue, Mt Eden, which was scheduled in the Auckland Council District Plan as tree 07 but not transferred over in to the Auckland Unitary Plan as a Notable Tree in the Natural Heritage Overlay.

b)     request Auckland Council staff to urgently investigate and report to the local board on why the Pohutukawa tree at 8 Eglinton Avenue, Mt Eden, was scheduled in the Auckland Council District Plan as tree 07 but was not transferred over in to the Auckland Unitary Plan as a Notable Tree in the Natural Heritage Overlay.

c)     request Auckland Council staff to report back to the Albert-Eden Local Board in actions undertaken on implementing protection of the Pohutukawa tree at 8 Eglinton Avenue, Mt Eden, and the outcome into the investigation into why it was not transferred into the Auckland Unitary Plan, as soon as possible and preferably before the next local board business meeting.

CARRIED

 

Note:   Member Easte exited the meeting at 4.46pm during the item and re-entered the meeting room at 4.49pm.

 

Attachments

a     20 April 2021, Albert-Eden Local Board Meeting, Item 25.1: Tree protection and scheduling - Consideration of Extraordinary Items. Urgent Tree Protection and Scheduling

 

 

 

4.48pm                                               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 Albert-Eden Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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