Prosperous Napier Committee

Open Minutes

 

Meeting Date:

Thursday 24 September 2020

Time:

10.10am-10.48am

Venue

Large Exhibition Hall

Napier War Memorial Centre
Marine Parade
Napier

 

Livestreamed via Zoom on Council’s Facebook page

 

 

Present

Mayor Wise, Councillor Taylor (In the Chair), Deputy Mayor Brosnan, Councillors Boag, Browne, Chrystal, Crown, Mawson, McGrath, Price, Simpson, Tapine and Wright

In Attendance

Interim Chief Executive, Director Corporate Services, Director Community Services, Director City Strategy, Manager Communications and Marketing, Manager Community Strategies, Manager Business & Tourism, Manager Asset Strategy, Team Leader Parks, Reserves, Sportsgrounds

Administration

Governance Team

 


Prosperous Napier Committee - 24 September 2020 - Open Minutes

 

Apologies

Nil

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 Price / Browne

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 July 2020 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 

 

 


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Agenda Items

 

1.    Gloucester Street legalisation

Type of Report:

Legal and Operational

Legal Reference:

Public Works Act 1981

Document ID:

960267

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Bryan Faulknor, Manager Property

Jenny Martin, Property and Facilities Officer

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

To seek Council approval to declare portions of residential land in Gloucester Street to be road and vested in Napier City Council.

 

At the Meeting

The Director Corporate Services provided a brief overview of the report. There was no further discussion, or questions, from Councillors.

Committee's recommendation

The Prosperous Napier Committee:

a.     Recommend that Council resolve pursuant to Section 114 of the Public Works Act 1981 to consent to the land described in the Schedule below to be declared road and vested in the Napier City Council.

SCHEDULE

Hawkes Bay Land District – Napier City

 

Area (ha)

Legal Description

Record of Title

0.0095

½ share of Section 3 SO Plan 505062

HBL3/188

0.0008

½ share of Section 4 SO Plan 505062

HBL3/188

0.0098

½ share of Section 2 SO Plan 505062

HBL4/1054

0.0098

½ share of Section 2 SO Plan 505062

HBL2/369

0.0100

Section 1 SO Plan 505062

HBP4/776

Carried                                 

2.    Procurement update - How Strategic Procurement can help achieve “broader outcomes” for Council.

Type of Report:

Information

Legal Reference:

N/A

Document ID:

962946

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Sharon OToole, Procurement Lead

 

2.1   Purpose of Report

With an annual procurement programme of approximately $100 million per year (exclusive of internal staff costs), Council’s procurement can have a profound effect on the local economy.

The Procurement Lead role commenced at Council in May 2019 to lead the development of a procurement & contracts management framework to add value, reduce risks and align activities with strategic objectives.

This paper outlines the legislative and regulatory framework that applies to Council procurement, and socialises recent developments and planned improvements that will help support advances in outcomes, capability, probity and assurance at Council. The paper includes suggestions on how Council will take a strategic approach on the consideration and integration of the 4 local government “well beings” and central government “broader outcomes” into Council procurement activities.

 

At the Meeting

The Procurement Lead spoke to the report and provided a brief overview of the work undertaken to date in the procurement space.

In response to questions from Councillors, the following points were clarified:

·        The reporting on procurement spend analysis referred to in the report is still being considered. Currently, the focus is on what suppliers Council is already using, who is using them and whether multiple suppliers are being used for the same thing across Council. The information being captured at present needs to be developed further before this would be considered useful to a wider audience.

·        The letter from the Auditor General wasn’t the trigger for this work being undertaken. The Procurement Lead was employed around 14 months ago and this work was already underway at that point.

·        The procurement strategy will assist Council with forward planning, in considering what can be done to support upcoming projects at an operational level.

·        Measures of success will be imbedded in the contract creation and performance measurement will be supported by the individual contract managers.

·        There will likely be financial implications due to the return of the four well-being’s and the consideration that must be given to these. Council will be looking at the broader outcomes i.e. assessing the cost across the life of an asset as opposed to just the upfront cost.

·        Council does not have a formal procurement policy at present (utilising the Contract policy as its basis). The purpose of this update is to note that this work is progressing in the background.

 

Committee's recommendation

The Prosperous Napier Committee:

a.     Note the update on procurement and contract management at Council with particular reference to broader outcomes.

 

 

 

 

3.    Lease of Reserve - Hawke's Bay Hockey Artificial Surface Trust - Park Island.

Type of Report:

Contractual

Legal Reference:

Reserves Act 1977

Document ID:

964207

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Bryan Faulknor, Manager Property

Debra Stewart, Team Leader Parks, Reserves, Sportsgrounds

 

3.1   Purpose of Report

To seek Council’s approval to enter into a new ground lease with the Hawke’s Bay Hockey Artificial Surface Trust for the Hockey Facility at Park Island. The proposed lease includes an additional area to accommodate the proposed third turf.

 

At the Meeting

The Team Leader Parks, Reserves, Sportsgrounds spoke to the report noting that this lease renewal and extension has been on Council’s radar for some time, and the reason for including the extra space is to allow Hawke’s Bay Hockey to apply for further funding.

In response to questions from Councillors, the following points were clarified:

·        Conversations with Unison over the power lines will likely continue to be an ongoing issue, due to cost.

·        It was noted that some of the proposed extra space previously formed part of Council’s stormwater overflow area. Council officers confirmed that stormwater will be addressed as part of the proposal, but not a functional part. 

·        The Chair advised that following discussions earlier in the week, the Manager Property had followed up with Hawke’s Bay Hockey and confirmed that the proposal is in line to meet their future demands.

·        In terms of developing the area further, car parking extensions will be Council’s responsibility.

 

Committee's recommendation

The Prosperous Napier Committee:

Resolve:

i.      That pursuant to Section 54(1)(c) of the Reserves Act 1977, to grant a lease to the Hawke’s Bay Hockey Artificial Surface Trust for an area of land at Park Island Reserve accommodating the existing facility plus including provision for a proposed new turf.

ii.     That the term of the lease be for a period of 15 years, with one right of renewal.

 

 

 

4.    Granting of Easement - Nelson Park School

Type of Report:

Legal

Legal Reference:

Reserves Act 1977

Document ID:

964594

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Bryan Faulknor, Manager Property

Debra Stewart, Team Leader Parks, Reserves, Sportsgrounds

 

4.1   Purpose of Report

To seek Councils approval, pursuant to Section 48 of the Reserves Act, to grant an easement and right of way over part of Nelson Park. This is required to allow a revised access way to Nelson Park School from the Park.

 

At the Meeting

The Team Leader Parks, Reserves, Sportsgrounds spoke to the report noting that Council has been working on this with Nelson Park School and Fairhaven School for some time, and that the revised access way is simply tidying up existing use.

A couple of the Nelson Park Ward Councillors advised that they had visited the site and met with the schools to discuss the plan. It was noted that 12 car parks, currently used by teachers, will be lost due to the revised access way. Concerns were expressed by the Ward Councillors around the lack of car parking in the area and asked whether Council officers had any plans to mitigate this issue. 

In response to questions from Councillors, the following points were clarified:

·        The tree that needs to be removed is not a significant tree and Council officers do not consider there to be any issue with its removal.

·        Council has an agreement with the schools that part of Nelson Park be used as their school greenspace. With so many children moving across this area, the revised access way will address the current safety concerns by reducing traffic.

ACTION:  Council officers were asked to provide further information around the car parking concerns raised by Nelson Park Ward Councillors, when the matter comes back to the full Council meeting. Specifically, in relation to the 12 car parking spaces that will be lost.

 

Committee's recommendation

The Prosperous Napier Committee:

a.     Resolve pursuant to Section 48 of the Reserves Act 1977, to approve the granting to Her Majesty the Queen for a Public School (‘the Grantee’) an easement over an area of land in Nelson Park adjacent to the Nelson Park School. This is to allow a turning circle to be completed and to formalise a right of way over the access way already formed, incorporating the vehicle turning circle and running between the existing school entrance and Jull Street.

 

   

 


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PUBLIC EXCLUDED ITEMS

Councillors Tapine / Crown

That the public be excluded from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting, namely:

1.         Rental Relief Update

 

 

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public was excluded, the reasons 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 were as follows:

General subject of each matter to be considered.

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter.

Ground(s) under section 48(1) to the passing of this resolution.

1.  Rental Relief Update

7(2)(a) Protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of a deceased person

48(1)A That the public conduct of the whole or the relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding would exist:
(i) Where the local authority is named or specified in Schedule 1 of this Act, under Section 6 or 7  (except 7(2)(f)(i)) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

 

 

The meeting moved into committee at 10.48am.

 

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

 

 

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