Nelson City Council Minutes - 25 October 2018


Minutes of a meeting of the Nelson City Council

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

On Thursday 25 October 2018, commencing at 9.02a.m.  


Present:              Councillors I Barker (Chairperson)  L Acland, M Courtney, B Dahlberg, M Lawrey, 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 (R Ball), Group Manager Corporate Services (N Harrison), Group Manager Strategy and Communications (N McDonald) and Team Leader Governance (R Byrne)

Leave of Absence: Her Worship the Mayor Reese, Councillors McGurk and Noonan

Apologies:           Councillors Fulton and Matheson  


Opening Prayer

Councillor Dahlberg gave the opening prayer.

1.       Apologies

Resolved CL/2018/240

That the Council

Receives and accepts the apologies from Councillors K Fulton and P Matheson.

Dahlberg/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.       Public Forum

There was no public forum.

      5. Adoption of Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2018

Document number R9195, agenda pages 3 - 224 refer.

Group Manager Corporate Services, Nikki Harrison and Group Manager Strategy and Communications, Nicky McDonald, presented the report and noted the recommendation had been amended to include the Audit NZ opinion. 

Ms McDonald answered questions on results of the residents’ survey, in particular the drop in people cycling to work.  

Ms Harrison answered questions on carryovers and a realistic capital works programme for 2018/19.

Chief Executive, Pat Dougherty, answered questions on meeting infrastructure targets, resourcing and future key performance indicators (KPIs). He noted the upcoming Quarterly Reports to Committees would provide members with up to date reporting against KPIs. 

Group Manager Infrastructure Alec Louverdis answered questions on transport, NZTA funding and future works. 

Audit NZ Audit Directors Jacques Coetzee and Jaco Meintjes were invited to the table. Mr Coetzee noted that Audit had no concerns and had issued an unmodified audit opinion.

Resolved CL/2018/241

That the Council  

Receives the report Adoption of Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2018 (R9195) and its attachments (A1983431 and A2080132); and

Adopts the Audited Annual Report including the Audit opinion for the year ended 30 June 2018 in accordance with s98 of the Local Government Act 2002; and

Delegates the Mayor and Chief Executive to make minor editorial changes as necessary.

Barker/Dahlberg                                                                         Carried


1    A2084066 Audit Letter 2018 Council 25Oct2018

There being no further business the meeting ended at 10.01a.m.


Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:



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