Franklin Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Franklin Local Board held via Microsoft Teams videoconference on Tuesday, 10 May 2022 at 9.30am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Andrew Baker

 

Deputy Chairperson

Angela Fulljames

 

Members

Malcolm Bell

 

 

Alan Cole

 

 

Sharlene Druyven

 

 

Amanda Kinzett

 

 

Matthew Murphy

 

 

Logan Soole

 

 


Franklin Local Board

10 May 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present.

 

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

Sharlene Druyven declared an interest in Item 12 - Endorsing Business Improvement District (BID) targeted rate for 2022/2023.

 

 

4          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number FR/2022/57

MOVED by Member M Murphy, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Fulljames:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 26 April 2022 as true and correct.

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

Public Forum - Te Ara Rangatahi

 

Kahuatairingi Waipouri, General Manager,Te Ara Rangatahi, was in attendance to address the meeting.

 

Resolution number FR/2022/58

MOVED by Member L Soole, seconded by Member M Murphy:  

That the Franklin Local Board;

a)      thank Kahuatairingi Waipouri for presenting an update on the work of Te Ara Rangatahi, funded in part by the board through its Youth Economy work programme line.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 May 2022 Franklin Local Board - Presentation from Te Ara Rangatahi

 

 

10        Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Franklin Local Board consultation feedback and input into the Annual Budget 2022-2023

 

Lucy Stallworthy, Engagement Advisor, was in attendance to speak to this item and table an additional document.

 

 

Resolution number FR/2022/59

MOVED by Chairperson A Baker, seconded by Deputy Chairperson A Fulljames:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      receive consultation feedback on the proposed Franklin Local Board priorities and activities for 2022/2023, noting that the majority of feedback was in support of these priorities.

b)      receive consultation feedback on regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 from people and organisations based in the Franklin Local Board area.

c)      provide input on regional topics in the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body as outlined in Attachment A of the minutes.

d)      provides its advocacy initiatives for the Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body as outlined in Attachment A of the minutes.

e)      note for the reference of Citizen and Customer Engagement and Communications teams of Auckland Council (the organisation) that the community in Franklin consistently raises that annual consultations are not easy to understand and engage with i.e. that the language is not accessible and topics not easy to understand. This is particularly true for youth. The board suggests that these teams engage directly with youth to better understand how the organisation could do better to make information clearer and relatable for Franklin communities.

f)       note and receive the tabled feedback from Te Ākitai Waiohua (Attachment B) for consideration alongside the report.

g)      request that Resolution 11 e) is shared with all other local boards for their reference and consideration.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     10 May 2022 Franklin Local Board - input to regional topics and advocacy for Annual Budget 2022/2023

b     10 May 2022 Franklin Local Board - additional consultation feedback from Te Ākitai Waiohua to Annual Budget 2022/2023

 

 

12

Endorsing Business Improvement District (BID) target rate for 2022/2023

 

Gill Plume, BID Senior Advisor, was in attendance to speak to this report

Member Druyven declared an interest in this item and took no part in discussion or voting

 

Resolution number FR/2022/60

MOVED by Member A Cole, seconded by Member M Murphy:   

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      recommends to the Governing Body the setting of the targeted rates for inclusion in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 for the following Business Improvement District (BID) programme:

i)          $500,000 for Pukekohe Business Association

ii)         $140,000 for Waiuku Business and Development Association

b)        note that these targeted rates have been requested by the two business associations with the endorsement of their members following recommendations at their Annual General Meetings.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Auckland Transport: Proposal to consult – new parking restrictions on Adams Drive and Lisle Farm Drive, Pukekohe

 

Bruce Thomas, Elected Member Relationship Manager and Sol Hessell, Traffic Engineering Team Leader South, Auckland Transport, were in attendance to speak to this item

 

Resolution number FR/2022/61

MOVED by Chairperson A Baker, seconded by Member A Cole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)           endorse the proposal for new parking restrictions on Adams Drive and Lisle Farm Drive, Pukekohe (as outlined in Attachments A and B to the report), including the new parking restrictions on both sides of the driveways adjacent to 82 and 84 Adams Drive; however continue to recommend that restrictions at 1251 Paerata Road (Adams Drive entrance) are included in the consultation proposal on the basis that these restrictions are considered by the community and the board as being critical to resolving the access issues at this site.

b)           note Auckland Transport’s (AT) reluctance to consult on restrictions to 1251 Paerata Road Pukekohe (Norwoods rear Adams Drive entrance) is based on the width of the accessway. The board acknowledges that an accessway of 7m in diameter may be adequate in most circumstances, however urge AT to consider this convention on balance, with clear support for a site-specific response in this instance.

c)           the board requests that AT proceed to consultation without further delay with a view to receiving and responding to direct public feedback on the proposal, given AT appears reluctant to reflect the board’s recommended approach in full.

d)           note with concern that Auckland Transport do not appear to understand that local boards have a statutory obligation and public mandate (by election) to represent and advocate for local views, and the board expresses frustration at the length of time this issue has taken to be addressed, regardless of the endorsement from the previous Auckland Transport Group Manager, Network Management.

e)           requests that AT consider providing training for staff in decision-making positions in regard to governance fundamentals, to ensure that future projects of this type, namely those initiated by the community or local boards and championed by local boards, are not compromised by unnecessary debate on roles and responsibilities; and that advice appropriately considers both AT policy and local community outcome.

f)             requests that AT review its policies to be more enabling and responsive to projects like this being considered, and that any actions are completed in a timely and efficient manner.

CARRIED

 

 

14

Approval for a new road name at 105 Beatty Road, Pukekohe

 

Resolution number FR/2022/62

MOVED by Member L Soole, seconded by Member A Cole:  

That the Franklin Local Board:

a)      approves the name Farrell Road for the new public road to be created by way of subdivision at 105 Beatty Road, Pukekohe, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (road naming reference RDN90098132 and resource consent references BUN60362684 (LUC60362686 & SUB60362685)).

b)      approves the name Regis Park Drive for the new public road to be extended at 105 Beatty Road, Pukekohe, in accordance with section 319(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 1974 (road naming reference RDN90098132 and resource consent references BUN60362684 (LUC60362686 & SUB60362685)).

CARRIED

 

 

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

10.06 am                                            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 Franklin Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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