Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Nelson City Council

Held in the Council Chamber, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

On Thursday 5 November 2015, commencing at 10.58am


Present:               Her Worship the Mayor R Reese (Chairperson), Councillors L Acland, I Barker, E Davy, K Fulton, M Lawrey, P Matheson (Deputy Mayor), B McGurk, G Noonan, P Rainey, T Skinner and M Ward

In Attendance:     Chief Executive (C Hadley), Group Manager Infrastructure (A Louverdis), Group Manager Community Services (C Ward), Group Manager Corporate Services (N Harrison), Senior Strategic Adviser (N McDonald), Manager Administration (P Langley), and Administration Adviser (G Brown)

Apology:              Councillor R Copeland



Opening Prayer

Councillor Davy gave the opening prayer.


1.       Apology

Resolved CL/2015/108

THAT an apology be received and accepted from Councillor Copeland.

Her Worship the Mayor/Skinner                                                   Carried


2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

There was no change to the order of business.

3.       Interests

There were no updates to the Interests Register, and no interests with items on the agenda were declared.


4.       Exclusion of the Public

Resolved CL/2015/109

THAT the public be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution are as follows:

Her Worship the Mayor/Barker                                                    Carried



General subject of each matter to be considered

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interests protected (where applicable)


Regional Landfill


Section 48(1)(a)

The public conduct of this matter would be likely to result in disclosure of information for which good reason exists under section 7

The withholding of the information is necessary:

·    Section 7(2)(h)

     To enable the local authority to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities

·    Section 7(2)(i)

     To enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations)

The meeting went into public excluded session at 11.04am and resumed in public session at 12.13pm. 

5.       Re-admittance of the Public

Resolved CL/2015/110

THAT the public be re-admitted to the meeting.


Her Worship the Mayor/Ward                                                      Carried




There being no further business the meeting ended at 12.13pm.


Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:




                                                         Chairperson                                        Date