Regulatory Committee

Open Minutes

 

Meeting Date:

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Time:

3.24pm – 3.32pm

Venue

Council Chambers
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
159 Dalton Street
Napier

 

 

Present

Mayor Dalton, Councillor Jeffery (In the Chair), Councillors Boag, Brosnan, Hague, McGrath, Price, Tapine, Taylor, White, Wise and Wright

In Attendance

Chief Executive, Director Corporate Services, Director Community Services, Director Infrastructure Services, Director City Services, Director City Strategy, Manager Communications and Marketing, Manager Business Transformation and Excellence, Strategic Planning Lead, Senior Policy Planner

Administration

Governance Team

 


Regulatory Committee - 21 August 2018 - Open Minutes

 

Apologies

Councillors White / Brosnan

That the apology from Councillor Dallimore be accepted.

 

Conflicts of interest

Nil

Public forum

Nil

Announcements by the Mayor

Nil

Announcements by the Chairperson

Nil

Announcements by the management

Nil

Confirmation of minutes

Councillors Wise / White

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 May 2018 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

 

Questions from Councillors for Further Action

Item

Requestor

Action

Responsible

1

Cr Tapine

Is there any correlation between the 219 standing infringements and the 214 classified menacing dogs?

 

Richard M/ Lance T                                     

1

Cr White

Is Napier similar to other regions in its euthanisation levels?

 

Richard M/ Lance T


Regulatory Committee - 21 August 2018 - Open Minutes

Agenda Items

 

1.    Annual Dog Control Report 2017/18

Type of Report:

Legal

Legal Reference:

Dog Control Act  1996

Document ID:

559263

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Hayleigh Brereton, Manager Regulatory Solutions  

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

To present the territorial authority report on dog control policies and practices for the dog control registration year 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018, for adoption by Council as required under Section 10A of the Dog Control Act 1996, prior to being submitted to the Secretary for Local Government and being made publically available.

 

At the Meeting

Some context was provided to the number of infringements recorded – in an effort to enforce compliance with dog registrations a large number of infringements were issued; of these, 485 were cancelled following payment within the 14 day grace period or as the dog was not sighted. 

The number of dogs recorded as being euthanised shows an increase this year as a number of animals have been surrendered to Council specifically for the purpose of euthanisation, mostly by other organisations. When the animals in this category are removed, the numbers are approximately the same as last year.

It was noted that the Council’s service request system could identify whether particular areas experienced higher levels of challenges regarding animal control call outs.

 

Committee's recommendation

The Regulatory Committee:

a.     Adopt the Napier City Council Annual Dog Control Report 2017/18.

i.      That the report be submitted to the Secretary for Local government and published in accordance with the Dog Control Act 1996.

 

   

 The meeting closed at 3.32pm

 

 

Approved and adopted as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

Chairperson .............................................................................................................................

 

 

Date of approval ......................................................................................................................