Ōrākei Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Ōrākei Local Board held in the Ōrākei Local Board office, 25 St Johns Road, Meadowbank on Thursday, 9 February 2023 at 5.00pm.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

Scott Milne, JP

 

Members

Troy Churton

 

 

Angus McPhee

 

 

Penny Tucker

 

 

Margaret Voyce

 

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Deputy Chairperson

Sarah Powrie

 

 

Member

David Wong

 

 

 

 


Ōrākei Local Board

09 February 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

Chairperson S Milne welcomed those present and opened the meeting with a karakia.

 

2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number OR/2023/1

MOVED by Chairperson S Milne, seconded by Member A McPhee:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)          accept the apology from Deputy Chairperson Sarah Powrie.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4

Annual Budget 2023/2024 local board consultation content

 

Documents were tabled in support of this item. A copy of the tabled documents have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number OR/2023/2

MOVED by Chairperson S Milne, seconded by Member M Voyce:  

That the Ōrākei Local Board:

a)          approve the tabled local consultation document content and tabled local supporting information content for inclusion in the Annual Budget 2023/2024 consultation material.

b)         delegate authority to the local board Chairperson to approve any changes required to finalise the local consultation document and supporting information content for the Ōrākei Local Board for the Annual Budget 2023/2024. 

c)          approve the following Have Your Say event in the local board area during the Annual Budget 2023/2024 consultation period:

i)               Thursday 9 March 4.30pm – 6.30pm at the Eastern Bays Football Club, Melanesia Road and Sage Road, St Heliers, Auckland 1071.

d)         delegate authority to the local board Chairperson to approve any changes required to the Have Your Say event.

e)          delegate to the following elected members and staff the power and responsibility to receive feedback and hear from the public through “spoken (or New Zealand sign language) interaction” at the council’s public engagement events during the consultation period for the Annual Budget 2023/2024:

i)       local board members and Chairperson

ii)      General Manager Local Board Services, Local Area Manager, Local Board Senior Advisor, Local Board Advisor and the Local Board Engagement Advisor

iii)    any additional staff approved by the General Manager Local Board Services or the Group Chief Financial Officer.

f)               do not agree that it is desirable or appropriate to make such substantial cut recommendations to local boards’ operational expenditure, as this will have a disproportionate impact on local ratepayers, residents and community organisations whilst also conflicting with local boards’ newly increased decision making powers.

g)             disagree on the $16 million of proposed cuts for local boards, as this is an relatively small amount of the overall council group budget but makes a large impact on local board budgets,  and that this level of savings should be found using other levers.

h)             recommend that the public consultation on the Annual Budget should give people a clear opportunity to say whether they agree with reducing local board funding

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     9 February 2023, Ōrākei Local Board, Item 4 - Annual Budget 2023/2024 local board consultation content - Local Board Supporting Information

b     9 February 2023, Ōrākei Local Board, Item 4 - Annual Budget 2023/2024 local board consultation content - LB consultation document content template

 

 

5.03 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 Ōrākei Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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