Kaipātiki Local Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Kaipātiki Local Board held in the Kaipātiki Local Board Office, 90 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield on Wednesday, 25 October 2023 at 10.03am.

 

Te Hunga kua Tae mai | present

 

Chairperson

John Gillon

 

Deputy Chairperson

Danielle Grant, JP

 

Members

Paula Gillon

Via electronic attendance

 

Erica Hannam

 

 

Melanie Kenrick

 

 

Tim Spring

 

 

Adrian Tyler

Via electronic attendance

 

Te Hunga Kāore i Tae Mai | ABSENT

 

Member

Dr Janet Tupou

 

 

 

 


Kaipātiki Local Board

25 October 2023

 

 

 

1          Nau mai | Welcome

 

The Chairperson opened the meeting, welcomed those in attendance followed by Member

Adrian Tyler leading the meeting with a karakia.

 

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2          Ngā Tamōtanga | Apologies

 

Resolution number KT/2023/205

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          accept the apology from Member Janet Tupou for absence.

CARRIED

 

 

3          Te Whakapuaki i te Whai Pānga | Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

4          Te Whakaū i ngā Āmiki | Confirmation of Minutes

 

The minutes of the Kaipātiki Local Board 18 October 2023 business meeting will be confirmed at the 15 November 2023 business meeting.

 

 

5          He Tamōtanga Motuhake | Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6          Te Mihi | Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7          Ngā Petihana | Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

8          Ngā Tono Whakaaturanga | Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

9          Te Matapaki Tūmatanui  | Public Forum

 

9.1

Sri Om Incorporated

 

Aravindh Rajagopalan and Pradeep Rangarajan were in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

Documents titled ‘Sri Om Incorporated presentation’ and ‘Sri Om Incorporated event flyer’ were tabled. A copy of the tabled documents has been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2023/206

MOVED by Member T Spring, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          receive the public forum item and thank Aravindh Rajagopalan and Pradeep Rangarajan for their attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     25 October 2023 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Sri Om Incorporated presentation

b     25 October 2023 - Kaipātiki Local Board business meeting - Sri Om Incorporated event flyer

 

 

10        Ngā Pakihi Autaia | Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11

Local board feedback on proposals for fees and charges for the financial year 2024/2025

 

Sugenthy Thomson, Lead Financial Advisor, Garth Dawson, Leisure Network Services Manager, and Paul Edwards, Senior Local Board Advisor, were in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2023/207

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Member E Hannam:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          provide the following feedback on the proposed changes to local fees and charges consultation content which will be consulted as part of the 10-year Budget 2024-2034:

i)           Phase two of Active Communities fees and charges review

A)         Membership Fees

1)          Support the alignment of legacy memberships to current rates over 3 years.

2)          Do not support the introduction of a new Auckland wide membership option that allows access to all Auckland Council Pool and Leisure sites regardless of operator, instead the Gold, Silver, and Bronze membership tiers should provide access to all facilities of the same tier, regardless of the operator.

B)         Aquatic Entrance Fees

1)          Do not support the increase in fee for the Supervising Adult or Supervising Adult 10 rates. It is Auckland Council Policy that a supervising adult is required in the water with children ages 4 years or under, and to actively supervise children aged between 5 and 10 years old. The Supervising Adult charge therefore undermines the Council Policy of free swimming for children, as there is a compulsory charge for 0 to 10 year olds. We have previously accepted a token charge of $1 per supervising adult, however this should not be increased any further, and ideally would be removed.

2)          Do not support the introduction of a charge for Spectator or Spectator 10 rates. Spectators are not actively using the facilities, but are generally supporting the ability of friends and family members to swim, for example, parents and grandparents transporting children to/from swimming. If security to the premises is an issue (i.e. people pretending they are spectating, but then swimming at no charge) then alternative methods to charging should be employed, such as spectator wristbands.

3)          Support the introduction of baseline aquatic entrance fees (with the exception of those outlined in points 1 and 2 above) for all Auckland Council Pool and Leisure sites, as per Attachment A to the report.

4)          Support an increase to the concessionary discount from 15 per cent to 40 per cent.

C)         Swim School Fees

1)          Support an increase to swimming lesson prices closer to market rates whilst maintaining accessible pricing for Aucklanders, as per Attachment A to the report.

2)          Support a new 30 per cent discount for Community Service Card Holders and their dependents.

3)          Support a new 40 per cent discount for those with special needs that require private lessons.

D)         Recreation Fees

1)          Support an increase to holiday programme and OSCAR (before and after school care) fees.

2)          Support simplification of the recreation term programme pricing.

ii)         Phase one of Venue Hire and Bookable Spaces review.

A)         To adjust fees in line with Hire Fee Framework July 2014.

1)          Support adjusting venue hire fees in line with the Hire Fee Framework July 2014, as per Attachment A to the report.

2)          Note that the listed community rate for mezzanine library room should be 50% of the commercial rate.

b)         request that the Governing Body not increase fees for the Spectator, Spectator 10, Supervising Adult, Supervising Adult 10 rates, as per our feedback on the proposed introduction of baseline aquatic entrance fees above.

c)          request that the local boards have full oversight of the finances and strategic plans for our leisure centres so that we can make fully informed decisions regarding fees and charges in the future.

d)         request advice on the practicalities of setting room hire fees for the Kaipātiki Local Board boardroom and small meeting room, when they are not being used for local board matters, in an effort to contribute to revenue.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.9.7 Member M Kenrick and Member A Tyler requested their votes be recorded against a) i) B) 1)

 

 

The Chairperson proposed to return to the Public Forum section of the agenda.

 

Motion

Resolution number KT/2023/208

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          approve the decision to revisit the public forum section for a late item.

CARRIED

 

 

9.2

Kauri Park tracks and Soldiers Bay paper road - Malcolm Fisher

 

Malcolm Fisher was in attendance to address the board on this item.

 

 

Resolution number KT/2023/209

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          receive the public forum item and thank Malcolm Fisher for his attendance and presentation.

CARRIED

 


 

 

12

Adoption of the Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2023

 

Resolution number KT/2023/210

MOVED by Chairperson J Gillon, seconded by Deputy Chairperson D Grant:  

That the Kaipātiki Local Board:

a)          adopt the Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2023 as set out in Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)         thank the public for providing feedback on the draft Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2023.

c)          thank staff for the enormous amount of work that has gone into developing the Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2023.

d)         delegate authority to the Chairperson of the Kaipātiki Local Board, in consultation with the Deputy Chairperson, to approve any minor edits that may be necessary to the Kaipātiki Local Board Plan 2023 prior to publication.

CARRIED

 

 

13

Kaipātiki Local Board Chairperson's Report

 

There was no report available at this time.

 

 

14

Members' Reports

 

There were no reports available at this time.

 

 

15

Governing Body and Independent Māori Statutory Board Members' Update

 

There were no updates available at this time.

 

 

16        Te Whakaaro ki ngā Take Pūtea e Autaia ana | Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

11.34am                                             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 Kaipātiki Local Board HELD ON

 

 

 

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