Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Nelson City Council

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

On Wednesday 14 June 2017, commencing at 11.00am


Present:              Her Worship the Mayor R Reese (Chairperson), Councillors L Acland, I Barker, M Courtney, B Dahlberg, M Lawrey, P Matheson, B McGurk, G Noonan, T Skinner and S Walker

In Attendance:   Manager Administration (P Langley) Team Leader Administration Advisers (R Byrne) and External Adviser Paul Bell

Apologies:           Councillors K Fulton and M Rutledge


Opening Prayer

Councillor Matheson gave the opening prayer.


1.       Apologies

Resolved CL/2017/223

That the Council

Receives and accepts the apologies from Councillors Fulton and Rutledge.

Her Worship the Mayor/Matheson                                               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.       Public Forum

There was no public forum.

Reports From Committees

5.       Chief Executive Employment Committee - 13 June 2017

Document number M2672, agenda pages 5 - 7 refer.

Resolved CL/2017/224

That the Council

Receives the unconfirmed minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Chief Executive Employment Committee, held on 13 June 2017.

Her Worship the Mayor/Dahlberg                                                Carried



6.       Exclusion of the Public

Paul Bell, of Intepeople, will be in attendance for Item 1 of the Public Excluded agenda to answer questions and, accordingly, the following resolution is required to be passed:

Resolved CL/2017/225

That the Committee

Confirms, in accordance with section 48(5) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, that Paul Bell remain after the public has been excluded, for the Public Excluded agenda, as he has knowledge that will assist the Committee;

Notes, in accordance with section 48(6) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, that the knowledge that Paul Bell  possesses relates to the appointment of an Acting Chief Executive.


Barker/Skinner                                                                           Carried


Resolved CL/2017/226

That the Council

Excludes the public 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:

Barker/Skinner                                                                           Carried



General subject of each matter to be considered

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interests protected (where applicable)


Extraordinary Chief Executive Employment Committee Meeting - Public Excluded Minutes -  13 June 2017

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)(a)

     To protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of a deceased person.

·    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 11.05am and resumed in public session at 11.58. 

7.       Re-admittance of the Public

Resolved CL/2017/227

That the Committee

Re-admits the public to the meeting.

Dahlberg/Noonan                                                                       Carried







There being no further business the meeting ended at midday.


Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:




                                                       Chairperson                                     Date