Prosperous Napier Committee

Open Minutes

 

Meeting Date:

Thursday 18 March 2021

Time:

10.55am-11.00am

Venue

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

 

Livestreamed to Council’s Facebook site

 

 

Present

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

In Attendance

Chief Executive (Steph Rotarangi)

Chief Financial Officer (Caroline Thomson)

Director Community Services (Antoinette Campbell) 

Director City Strategy (Richard Munneke)

Director Infrastructure Services (Jon Kingsford)

Manager Community Strategies (Natasha Mackie)

Manager Communications and Marketing (Craig Ogborn)

Administration

Governance Advisors (Carolyn Hunt and Anna Eady)

 


Prosperous Napier Committee - 18 March 2021 - Open Minutes

 

Apologies

Councillors Price / Brosnan

That the apology from Mayor Wise be accepted.

 

Conflicts of interest

Nil

Public forum

Nil

Announcements by the Mayor

N/A

Announcements by the Chairperson

Nil

Announcements by the management

Nil

Confirmation of minutes

Councillors Browne / McGrath

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2020 were taken as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 

 


Agenda Items

 

1.    Quarterly report for the six months ended 31 December 2020

Type of Report:

Legal and Operational

Legal Reference:

Local Government Act 2002

Document ID:

1289821

Reporting Officer/s & Unit:

Caroline Thomson, Chief Financial Officer

 

1.1   Purpose of Report

To consider the Quarterly Report for the six months ended 31 December 2020.

 

At the Meeting

Amendments as follows were noted at the meeting in the Quarterly Report:

·         Pg 21 Stormwater – Napier City Council in collaboration with Bay of Plenty should read “with Hawke’s Bay Regional Council”

·         Pg 58 Community and Visitor Experiences – Napier Conference Centre renewals should be “Napier War Memorial Centre”.

·         Report referred to the Māori Consultative Committee and should be the Māori Committee.

Ms Thomson confirmed that the Annual Plan budgets were set in June 2020 taking into account a reduction in revenue from Council’s tourism activities due to the impacts from COVID19.  A conservative approach was taken when setting the budgets and tourism activities had performed better than originally anticipated.

The budgets assumed that the forecast deficits for tourism activities would be funded from reserves.  If the current trend continued for the remainder of the financial year, Council would not need to fully utilise the reserves funding that had been tagged to the tourism activities.

 

Committee's recommendation

The Prosperous Napier Committee:

a.     Receive the Quarterly Report for the six months ended 31 December 2020.

 


Prosperous Napier Committee - 18 March 2021 - Open Minutes

PUBLIC EXCLUDED ITEMS

 

Councillors Mawson / Boag

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

1.         Hawke's Bay Airport Ltd - Quarterly Report

2.         Financial/Development Contributions Policy Recommendations

 

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.  Hawke's Bay Airport Ltd - Quarterly Report

7(2)(b)(ii) Protect information where the making available of the information would be likely unreasonably to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied or who is the subject of the information

7(2)(j) Prevent the disclosure or use of official information for improper gain or improper advantage

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.

2.  Financial/Development Contributions Policy Recommendations

7(2)(b)(ii) Protect information where the making available of the information would be likely unreasonably to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied or who is the subject of the information

7(2)(f)(ii) Maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the protection of such members, officers, employees and persons from improper pressure or harassment

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 the Public Excluded

session at 11.00am

 

The meeting closed at 11.13pm

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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