Nelson City Council Minutes - 20 March 2018

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Nelson City Council

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

On Tuesday 20 March 2018, commencing at 9.07am

 

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

In Attendance:   Chief Executive (P Dougherty), Group Manager Infrastructure (A Louverdis), Group Manager Environmental Management (C Barton), Group Manager Community Services (C Ward), Group Manager Corporate Services (N Harrison), Acting Group Manager Strategy and Communications (N McDonald), Team Leader Governance (R Byrne) and Governance Adviser (E Stephenson) and Youth Councillors R Panting and M Schneider

Apologies :          Councillor P Matheson  

Opening Prayer

Councillor Skinner gave the opening prayer.

1.       Apologies

Resolved CL/2018/018

That the Council

Receives and accepts the apologies from Councillor P Matheson for attendance

Walker/Noonan                                                         Carried

2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

Her Worship the Mayor noted that some items in the Agenda would be dealt with out of order to allow officers and public forum speakers to be in attendance.

 

3.       Interests

Her Worship the Mayor asked that if an elected member had a conflict of interest in relations to items included in the Long Term Plan consultation document, that they could signal this if the item was discussed.

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

4.       Public Forum

4.1      Paul McIntyre, Fundraising and Marketing Manager, and Frans Dellebeke, Chief Executive, of Nelson Tasman Hospice gave a presentation, tabled a report and spoke about the waiver/reduction of development fees for the new Hospice facility being built in Suffolk Road. 

Her Worship the Mayor Rachel Reese acknowledged the contribution of the Pearly Queen, Shirley Miles and asked for Council’s condolences to be passed to her family. 

Mr McIntyre and Mr Dellebeke answered questions on alternative funding sources and the timeline for building the new Hospice.

Attachments

1    Nelson Tasman Hospice Powerpoint Public Forum Council 20Mar2018 (A1933998)

2    Nelson Tasman Hospice Tabled Document Public Forum Council 20Mar2018 (A1934006).

4.2      Mark Lile, Landmark Lile Ltd

Mark Lile gave a presentation and spoke to the following Special Housing Area applications on the agenda.

4.2.1   3D Hill Street North. Accompanied by shareholder and director,  Russel Campbell

 

Attachments

1    3D Hill Street Powerpoint Public Forum Council 20Mar2018 (A1933142

 

4.2.2   2 City Heights, accompanied by Justin Fletcher.

 

Attachments

1    2 City Heights Powerpoint Public Forum Council 20Mar2018 (A1933146)

 

4.2.3   31 Tipahi Street, accompanied by Nick Fisher

 

Attachments

1    31 Tipahi Street Powerpoint Public Forum Council 20Mar2018 (A1933149

 

4.2.4   397 Suffolk Road, accompanied by Mr Fitzgerald and Mr Whiting

 

It was noted that that the developer also had an unconditional purchase agreement to purchase 395 Suffolk Road which would make a better development site.

 

Attachments

1    395 & 397 Suffolk Road Powerpoint Public Forum Council 20Mar2018 (A1933153)

Mr Lile and Mr Whiting answered questions on the legal Right of Way,  the additional site and future development.

5        Special Housing Area Requests January 2018 (Item 13 of the Agenda)

 

Document number R9066, agenda pages 50 - 73 refer.

Team Leader, City Development Lisa Gibellini and Senior City Development Planner Alistair Upton presented the report.  Ms Gibellini noted that there was a correction to page 55 of the Agenda – the SHA application for 3D Hill Street should refer to 14 additional dwellings in the advantage table.

An amendment to the SHA application for 397 Suffolk Road had been received upon an unconditional offer being accepted for 395 Suffolk Road. The total units would now be 31. An updated report was tabled and replaced pages 71-73 of the Agenda.

The officers answered questions on the involvement of the Urban Design Panel,  costs to applicants and the process timelines. Ms Gibellini noted that some applications required redesign work, however this saved time during the consenting process.

 

 

Resolved CL/2018/019

That the Council:

Receives the report Special Housing Areas Requests January 2018 (R9066) and its attachments; and

Approves 3D Hill Street North (A1923031), subject to the developer entering into a legal Deed with the Council which requires, amongst other matters, that the developer, at its sole cost, shall:

(i)    design, obtain all necessary consents for, and construct any additional infrastructure, or upgrades to the Council’s infrastructure, required to support the development of the SHA; and;

(ii)   submit the approval of the urban design panel with any application for resource consent; and

(iii)  satisfy the Group Manager Infrastructure that a wastewater system will be available to Hill Street North to service the SHA. The works and their timing shall be identified in the Deed and/or a Private Developers Agreement prior to the SHA being recommended to the Associate Minister. 

Approves 2 City Heights (A1922971), subject to the developer entering into a legal Deed with the Council which requires, amongst other matters,  approval by the Urban Design Panel, and that the developer, at its sole cost, shall design, obtain all necessary consents for, and construct any additional infrastructure, or upgrades to the Council’s infrastructure, required to support the development of the SHA; and

Approves 31 Tipahi Street (A1923200), subject to the developer entering into a legal Deed with the Council which requires, amongst other matters, approval by the Urban Design Panel, and that the developer, at its sole cost, shall design, obtain all necessary consents for, and construct any additional infrastructure, or upgrades to the Council’s infrastructure, required to support the development of the SHA; and

Approves 397 Suffolk Road, including 395 Suffolk Road (updated A1923185), with, subject to the developer entering into a legal Deed with the Council which requires, amongst other matters, approval by the Urban Design Panel, and that the developer, at its sole cost, shall design, obtain all necessary consents for, and construct any additional infrastructure, or upgrades to the Council’s infrastructure, required to support the development of the SHA.

Approves that Her Worship the Mayor recommend those potential areas 3D Hill Street North, 2 City Heights, 31 Tipahi Street, and 397 Suffolk Road to the Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development for consideration as Special Housing Areas under the Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 as amended by the Housing Legislation Amendment Act 2016.

Noonan/Dahlberg                                                                       Carried

 

Attachments

1    SHA 397 Suffolk Road Summary form for MBIE (A1923185)

 

6.       Recommendations from Planning and Regulatory Committee - 22 February 2018

6.1      Nelson Tasman Hospice - Authority to Consider Development Contributions

Resolved CL/2018/020

That the Council

Considers the matter of the Nelson Tasman Hospice Development Contributions.  

McGurk/Fulton                                                                           Carried

 

6.2      Authority to Review the Development and Financial Contributions Policy 2015

Resolved CL/2018/021

That the Council

Undertakes the review of the Development and Financial Contributions Policy 2015.   

McGurk/Barker                                                                           Carried

 

 

 


 

6.3      Resource Management and Special Housing Areas charges

Resolved CL/2018/022

That the Council:

Approves the charges as under the Resource Management Act 1991 and Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 (A1822386) to commence from 21 March 2018.  

McGurk/Her Worship the Mayor                                                  Carried

6.4      Dog Control Policy and Bylaw Review

Resolved CL/2018/023

That the Council:

Undertakes the review of the Dog Control Policy and Bylaw.

McGurk/Fulton                                                                            Carried

 

7        Nelson Tasman Hospice - Development Contributions (Item 12 of the Agenda)

 

Document number R8896, agenda pages 45 - 49 refer.

 

Group Manager Environmental Management Clare Barton and Team Leader, City Development Lisa Gibellini presented the report. Ms Barton clarified that in the 2015 Development Contributions Policy there was a specific list for exemptions and the Hospice was not included and that considering the request in the Long Term Plan was the appropriate pathway. 

 

 

 

Resolved CL/2018/024

That the Council:

Receives the report Nelson Tasman Hospice - Development Contributions (R8896); and

Declines the request from the Nelson Tasman Hospice for waiving or reducing of development contributions for the new hospice; and

Encourages that the Nelson Tasman Hospice make a submission to both the Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council for funding for the project during their respective Long Term Plan consultations.

Noonan/Barker                                                                           Carried

 

The meeting adjourned at 10.45am and reconvened at 11.10am

8        Review of the Development and Financial Contributions Policy 2015 (Item 16 of the Agenda)

Document number R8921, agenda pages 81 - 154 refer.

Team Leader, City Development Lisa Gibellini and Senior City Development Planner Alistair Upton presented the report, noting that in page 87 of the agenda, under Status Quo, reserves should read $3.6m, not $2.6m.

Ms Gibellini tabled a new paragraph for the Development Contributions policy as audit had asked for changes to growth projections. She answered questions on exemptions, development processes and flood protection.

 

 

Resolved CL/2018/025

That the Council:

Receives the report Review of the Development and Financial Contributions Policy 2015 (R8921) and its attachments (A1918429 and A1928523, and tabled document A);  and

Approves the adoption of the draft Development Contributions Policy 2018, including amendments to section 6.6.2 Growth Projections, and consultation document for concurrent consultation with the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.

Fulton/Dahlberg                                                                   Carried  

 

Attachments

1    Development Contributions Policy tabled document 20Mar2018 (A1941281)

 


 

9.       Confirmation of Minutes

9.1 Council 22 February 2018

Document number M3286, agenda pages 16 - 22 refer.

Resolved CL/2018/026

That the Council

Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Council, held on 22 February 2018, as a true and correct record.

Courtney/Walker                                                                        Carried

9.2 Council 8 March 2018

Document number M3330, agenda pages 23 - 26 refer.

Resolved CL/2018/027

That the Council

Confirms the minutes of the meeting of the Council, held on 8 March 2018, as a true and correct record.

Her Worship the Mayor/Walker                                                    Carried

 

10.     Status Report  - Council - 20 March 2018

Document number R9110, agenda pages 27 - 37 refer.

 Resolved CL/2018/028

That the Council

Receives the report Status Report  - Council - 20 March 2018 (R9110) and its attachment (A1168168).

Rutledge/Courtney                                                                     Carried

  

11.     Mayor's Report

Document number R9097, agenda pages 38 - 43 refer.

The Remuneration Authority Amendment Determination 2018 was tabled.

 Resolved CL/2018/029

That the Council

Receives the report Mayor's Report (R9097) and its attachment (A1922838); and

Receives the Remuneration Authority Amendment Determination 2018; and

Updates  the Nelson City Council Delegations Register to reflect that all powers of the Planning and Regulatory Committee relating to Development contributions associated with the Nelson Tasman Hospice; the review of the development and Financial Contributions Policy 2015 and the Dog Control Policy and Bylaw are referred to Council.

Her Worship the Mayor/Rutledge                                                Carried

Attachments

1    180220 LG Members (2017-18) (Local Authorities) Amendment Determination 2018 - signed

Attendance: Councillor Lawrey left the meeting at 12.00p.m.

RECOMMENDATIONS From Committees

12      Audit, Risk and Finance Subcommittee - 13 February 2018

12.1  Theatre Royal Loan

Group Manager Community Services Chris Ward advised Council on the terms of the loan and the Trust’s ability to repay and noted that the recommendation had been made in discussion with the Chair of the Trust.

Attendance: Councillor Lawrey returned to the meeting at 12.04p.m.

Resolved CL/2018/030

That the Council

Agrees to take on the Nelson Historic Theatre Trust’s loan of $632,256 from the Nelson Building Society; and

Confirms that it expects the Nelson Historic Theatre Trust to repay the full loan amount (total $2,132,256); and

Agrees to increase the mortgage over the building to $2,132,256; and

Sets the loan repayment terms for the Nelson Historic Theatre Trust at $60,000 per year, payable quarterly (commencing in September 2018), with payment terms subject to review every five years .

The motion was put and a division was called:

For

Her Worship the Mayor Reese (Chairperson)

Cr Barker

Cr Dahlberg

Cr Fulton

Cr McGurk

Cr Noonan

Cr Rutledge

Cr Walker

Against

Cr Acland

Cr Courtney

Cr Lawrey

Cr Skinner

Apologies

Cr Matheson

 

The motion was carried 8 - 4.

Barker/Dahlberg                                                                         Carried

13.     Community Services Committee - 1 March 2018

13.1  Greenmeadows Centre - Referral of Delegation

Resolved CL/2018/031

That the Council

 

Considers, at its meeting of 20 March, matters relating to the Greenmeadows’ Centre budget and program update because of time constraints. 

Noonan/Courtney                                                                       Carried

 

14.     Governance Committee - 8 March 2018

14.1 Policy Review: Appointment of Directors/Trustees of CCOs and CCTOs

Resolved CL/2018/032

That the Council

Adopts the reviewed and amended Nelson City Council Policy for the Appointment of Directors/Trustees of Council Controlled Organisations and Council Controlled Trading Organisations (A284857).    

Barker/Courtney                                                                         Carried

17.     Adoption of the Consultation Document for the Long Term Plan 2018 - 28 and Related Documents

Document number R9061, agenda pages 74 - 80 refer.

Acting Group Manager Strategy and Communications Nicky McDonald and Group Manager Corporate Services Nikki Harrison presented their report and tabled amendments following Audit approval.  They answered questions on Southern Link Investigation, financials, Council’s vision and regional identity. It was noted that there was a communications plan in place to publicise the opportunity to submit on the Consultation Document.

The following documents were tabled:

·         Amendments to the Consultation Document for the Long Term Plan 2018 (A1933722)

·         LTP 2018-28 - Draft Long Term Plan - Accounting Policies - 19Mar2018 (A1933613)

The meeting adjourned at 1.00pm and reconvened at 1.35pm at which time Councillor Acland was not present. 

Parks and Facilities Asset Manager Andrew Petheram joined the meeting and answered questions on Wakapuaka sandflats, Saxton Field training ground, a mountainbike hub and Newman’s walkway.

Resolved CL/2018/033

That the Council

Receives the report Adoption of the Consultation Document for the Long Term Plan 2018 - 28 and Related Documents (R9061) and its attachments:

·  Community Outcomes (A1901398);

·  Council Activity Summaries (A1889191 and A1895587);

·  Forecasting Assumptions (A1725210);

·  Financial Strategy (A1816122);

·  Infrastructure Strategy (A1816478);

·  Statement on Fostering Māori Participation in Council Decision Making (A1703725);

·  Revenue and Financing Policy (A1849376);

·  Funding Impact Statement (A1911642);

·  Rates Remission Policy (A1912191);

·  Financial Statements (Accounting Information) (A1928909);

·  Liability Management Policy (A1765543);

·   Investment Policy (A1261457);

·   Council Controlled Organisations (A1784915);

·   Consultation Document (A1927914) be received; and

Approves the draft Long Term Plan 2018-28 Consultation Document and related documents for public consultation as amended; and

Adopts, as amended, the Community Outcomes (A1901398), Council Activity Summaries (A1889191 and A1895587), Forecasting Assumptions (A1725210), Financial Strategy (A1816122), Infrastructure Strategy (A1816478), the Statement on fostering Māori participation in Council decision making (A1703725), Revenue and Financing Policy (A1849367); the Funding Impact Statement (rates) (A1911642); the Rates Remission Policy (A1912191); the Financial Statements (Accounting Information) (A1928909); the Liability Management Policy (A1765543); the Investment Policy (A1261457) and the Council Controlled Organisations (A1784915) as supporting information for the Consultation Document as required by section 93 G of the Local Government Act 2002; and

Adopts the Revenue and Financing Policy (A1849376) and Rates Remission Policy (A1912191) for concurrent consultation with the Consultation Document under the provisions of section 82 of Local Government Act 2002, having considered all the reasonably practicable options; and

Approves an extension to 23 April of the consultation period for the Statement of Proposal relating to the proposed contribution to the Waimea Dam project, in order to receive public feedback on the OPUS report, Drought Security – Maitai Dam and its supporting documents (A1928877); and

Adopts the Request for Further Submissions on the Proposed Contribution to the Waimea Dam Project; and

Adopts the Long Term Plan 2018-28 Consultation Document (A1927914) as amended for a public submission process to run from 23 March to 23 April 2018; and

Delegates the Mayor and Chief Executive to make any necessary minor editorial amendments prior to the documents being released for public consultation.

Her Worship the Mayor/Barker                                                    Carried

Attachments

1    LTP 2018-28 - Draft Long Term Plan - Accounting Policies - 19Mar2018 (A1933613)

2    Amendments to the Consultation Document for the Long Term Plan 2018 (A1933722).

Attendance: Councillor Acland returned to the meeting at 2.03p.m.

18.     Greenmeadows Centre Budget and Programme Update

Document number R9140, supplementary agenda pages 4 - 11 refer.

Group Manager Infrastructure Alec Louverdis and Manager Capital Projects Shane Davies presented the report.

It was noted that the matter of the delay in work on Greenmeadows Centre was also discussed at the Community Services Committee meeting on 28 November 2017. 

Mr Louverdis and Mr Davies answered questions on additional work required, its complexity and  the cost of a transformer. 

Attendance: Councillor Fulton left the meeting from 2.40p.m. to 2.43p.m.

The meeting moved into Public Excluded to consider the matter under item 6 on the Public Excluded Agenda.

 

Resolved CL/2018/034

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:

Noonan/Skinner                                                           Carried

 

 

6.

Greenmeadows Centre Budget and Programme Update

 

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 3.00p.m. and resumed in public session at 3.46p.m.

Attendance: Councillor Rutledge left the meeting from 3.46p.m. to 3.49p.m.

Extension of Meeting Time

Resolved CL/2018/035

That the Council

Extends the meeting time beyond six hours, pursuant to Standing Order 3.3.7.

Her Worship the Mayor/Skinner                                                  Carried

 

Resolved CL/2018/036

That the Council

Receives the report Greenmeadows Centre Budget and Programme Update (R9140); and

Approves unbudgeted capital budget of up to $590,000 to enable the successful completion of the Greenmeadows Centre project, noting that several additional funding items set out in paragraph 4.8 of the Report (R9140) may not be approved; and

Notes the expect completion date has been revised to end of June 2018.

Her Worship the Mayor/Fulton                                                    Carried

 

The meeting adjourned at 4.00p.m. and reconvened at  4.07p.m.

 

 

20.     Further Delegations to the Hearings Panel - Other

Document number R8866, agenda pages 155 - 164 refer.

Group Manager Environmental Management Clare Barton presented the report.

Resolved CL/2018/037

That the Council

Receives the report Further Delegations to the Hearings Panel - Other (R8866) and its attachment (A1912628); and

Delegates the decision making on changes to the schedules to the Parking and Vehicle Control Bylaw that do not require public consultation to the Hearings Panel - Other; and

Delegates the hearing of submissions and recommendation on proposed changes to the schedules to the Parking and Vehicle Control Bylaw requiring public consultation to the Hearings Panel - Other; and

Delegates the administering body functions under section 48 of the Reserves Act 1977 on proposed rights of way and other easements on reserves vested in Council to the Hearings Panel – Other.

McGurk/Her Worship the Mayor                                                  Carried

 

21.     Nelson Mountain Biking Economic study

Document number R8960, agenda pages 165 - 201 refer.

Property and Facilities Asset Planner Paul Harrington and Consultant Mark Cox from BERL presented the report and answered questions on services at the Hub, future investment and Nelson’s excellent reputation in the number and quality of its tracks.

Attendance: Councillor Lawrey left the meeting from 4.28p.m. to 4.35p.m.

Attendance: Councillor Noonan left the meeting from 4.33p.m. to 4.42pm

Resolved CL/2018/038

That the Council

Receives the report Nelson Mountain Biking Economic study (R8960) and its attachment (A1905058).

Her Worship the Mayor/Skinner                                                  Carried

 

22.     Exclusion of the Public

The Chief Executive Pat Dougherty was asked to advise why Item 7 of the Agenda needed to be considered with public excluded. 

Mr Dougherty advised that the report was about a person and discussions should not be held in the public meeting. Members would also want to ask questions of himself and Council’s legal adviser or other staff and this advice would be confidential. Additionally, Council was carrying on negotiations with the person and if this was in public it would reveal Council’s negotiating position. 

Resolved CL/2018/039

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:

Her Worship the Mayor/Dahlberg                                             Carried

 

Item

General subject of each matter to be considered

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interests protected (where applicable)

1.1

Council Meeting – Public Excluded Minutes -  22 February 2018

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

 

1.2

Council Meeting – Public Excluded Minutes -  8 March 2018

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)

2

Status Report – Council – Public Excluded – 20 March 2018

 

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)(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)

3.

Recommendations from Committees

Commercial Subcommittee 13 February 2018

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

 

4.

Recommendations from Committees

Chief Executive Employment Committee 27 February 2018

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

 

5.

Recommendations from Committees

Governance Committee 8 March 2018

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

 

7.

Update – Statement of Understanding and city amenity matters

 

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)(g)

     To maintain legal professional privilege

·   Section 7(2)(i)

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

8.

Haven Road property – further information

 

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)(i)

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

9.

Request for Proposals – Major Sporting Event

 

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)(i)

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

10.

Request for Leave of Absence

 

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

The meeting went into public excluded session at 4.42p.m. and resumed in public session at 6.15p.m. 

23.     Re-admittance of the Public

Resolved CL/2018/040

That the Council

Re-admits the public to the meeting.

Courtney/Walker                                                                        Carried

 

24.     Notice of Motion from Councillor Lawrey- Impact of Blockages to the Wastewater Network

Document number R9086, agenda pages 202 - 204 refer.

Councillor Lawrey presented his Notice of Motion and advised he felt that, generally, the public was unaware that they should not put antibacterial wipes down the toilet and that this presented a risk to the environment and Council’s infrastructure.

Resolved CL/2018/041

That the Council

Receives the report Notice of Motion - Impact of Blockages to the Wastewater Network (R9086) and its attachment (A1920088); and

Writes to the manufacturers and distributors of antibacterial wipes sold in New Zealand requesting that they change their products’ packaging so that it clearly states that the wipes should not be flushed down toilets; and

Writes to other councils to encourage them to write to the manufacturers and distributors of antibacterial wipes with the same request; and

Writes to supermarket operators Progressive Enterprises and Foodstuffs to request that they develop in-store signage alerting customers to the dangers of disposing of antibacterial wipes down the toilet.

Lawrey/Fulton                                                                            Carried

 

There being no further business the meeting ended at 6.23p.m.

Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:

 

 

                                                       Chairperson                                     Date