Rodney Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Rodney Local Board held in the via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, 11 May 2022 at 1.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Phelan Pirrie

 

Deputy Chairperson

Beth Houlbrooke

 

Members

Brent Bailey

 

 

Steve Garner

 

 

Danielle Hancock

 

 

Tim Holdgate

 

 

Louise Johnston

 

 

Vicki Kenny

 

 

Colin Smith

 

 

 


Rodney Local Board

11 May 2022

 

 

 

1          Welcome

 

The chairperson opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance.

 

2          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

3          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4          Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

5          Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

6          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

7          Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

8          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

9          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

10

Local board consultation feedback and input into Annual Budget 2022-2023

 

Zigi Yates – Local Board Advisor was in attendance for this item.

 

Resolution number RD/2022/51

MOVED by Chairperson P Pirrie, seconded by Member S Garner:  

That the Rodney Local Board:

a)      receive consultation feedback on the proposed Rodney Local Board priorities and activities for 2022/2023

b)      receive consultation feedback on regional topics in the Annual Budget 2022/2023 from people and organisations based in the Rodney local board area

e)      provide the following input on regional topics in the proposed Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body:

Climate Action Targeted Rate

i)             note that 56 per cent of submitters from the Rodney Local Board area that responded to this question supported the proposal to introduce a Climate Action Targeted Rate, while 38 per cent did not support the proposal

ii)            note that the Kantar Support for Proposed Climate Action Targeted by Local Board Poll 20 April 2022 indicated that 43 per cent of Rodney Local Board residents are not supportive of the proposed Climate Action Targeted Rate and 31 per cent are supportive

iii)           note the previous Rodney Local Board feedback to the Annual Budget 2022/2023 consultation, 1 December 2021, resolution RD/2021/380

Budget Pressures

iv)           note that 50 per cent of submitters from the Rodney Local Board area that responded to this question supported the proposal to manage Auckland Council’s on-going budget pressures while 29 per cent did not support the proposal and 12 per cent did not know

v)            do not support changing the timing of some capital spending as we consider there is insufficient information on the proposal to delay capital investment as a budget lever and request the opportunity to provide local board views on the proposal once further information is available

vi)           do not support implementing cost reductions in the form of efficiency savings and a potential reduction in some services as we consider that there is insufficient information on the proposal to implement cost reductions in the form of efficiency savings and potential reduction in services as a budget lever and request the opportunity to provide local board views on the proposal once further information is available

vii)         support keeping the previously agreed general rates increase of 3.5 per cent for 2022/2023

Operating spending prioritisation

viii)        note that 46 per cent of submitters from the Rodney Local Board area that responded to this question supported the proposal to prioritise operating spending to help manage on-going budget pressures while 22 per cent did not support the proposal and 23 per cent did not know

ix)           note that most submitters that both supported and did not support the proposal to prioritise operating spending commented that the proposal was too broad and lacking in detail

x)            note that there was insufficient information on the proposal to prioritise operational spending to help manage ongoing budget pressures and request the opportunity to provide local board views on the proposal once further information is available

Waste service standardisation – pay-as-you-throw vs rates funded

xi)           note that 50 per cent of submitters from the Rodney Local Board area that responded to this question did not support the proposal to move to a rates funded system and preferred a pay-as-you-throw system

xii)         note that 38 per cent of submitters from the Rodney Local Board area that responded to this question supported the proposal to move to a rates funded system

Waste service standardisation – other 

xiii)        do not consider that the feedback from the Rodney Local Board area across all four proposals for the Waste service standardisation (question 4B, opt-out rules) was sufficient to form a view

f)       provide the following advocacy initiatives for the Annual Budget 2022/2023 to the Governing Body:

i)        request the $66.7 million that was allocated for Additional Seal Extensions across Auckland in the 2018-2028 Regional Land Transport Plan for 2023-2028 be reinstated in to the current Regional Land Transport Plan

ii)       request the proposed Additional Seal Extensions budget line item of $66.7 million in the current Regional Land Transport Plan be incorporated into the Committed and Essential Unsealed Road Improvements Programme Budget Priority line

iii)       request sufficient funding for Auckland Transport to renew and maintain 12 per cent of Auckland’s roading network each year

iv)       request continued funding from the Natural Environment Targeted Rate and the Water Quality Targeted Rate be allocated to projects within the Rodney Local Board area

v)         request increased funding and resources for compliance and monitoring across the Rodney Local Board area.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Member B Bailey

Member S Garner

Member D Hancock

Member T Holdgate

Deputy Chairperson B Houlbrooke

Member L Johnston

Member V Kenny

Chairperson P Pirrie

Member C Smith

Against

Abstained

 

The motion was declared carried by 9 votes to 0.

CARRIED

 

 

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

2.36 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 Rodney Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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