Strategy and Wellbeing Committee Meeting Minutes                                                         7 May 2020

   MINUTES OF Central HAwkes Bay District Council
Strategy and Wellbeing Committee Meeting Committee Meeting
HELD VIA AUDIOVISUAL LINK —ZOOM,
ON Thursday, 7 May 2020 AT 9:00 AM

 

PRESENT:              Deputy Mayor Kelly Annand (Chair)

                                 Mayor Alex Walker

                                 Kaiārahi Matua Roger Maaka

Cr Jerry Greer

Cr Kate Taylor

Cr Exham Wichman

Cr Tim Chote

Cr Tim Aitken

Cr Brent Muggeridge

Cr Gerard Minehan

IN ATTENDANCE: Monique Davidson (Chief Executive)

                                 Doug Tate (Group Manager, Customer and Community Partnerships)

Joshua Lloyd (GM - Community Infrastructure and Development)

Gina McGrath (Strategy and Governance Manager)

Craig Ireson (Economic Development Lead)

Bridget Gibson (Governance Support Officer)

 

 

Meeting commenced 9.10am with Karakia from Kaiārahi Matua Roger Maaka.

1            Apologies

Nil.

 

2            Declarations of Conflicts of Interest

Nil.

3            Standing Orders

Committee Resolution  

Moved:       Mayor Alex Walker

Seconded:  Cr Exham Wichman

THAT the following standing orders are suspended for the duration of the meeting:

·      21.2 Time limits on speakers

·      21.5 Members may speak only once

·      21.6 Limits on number of speakers

And that Option C under section 22 General procedures for speaking and moving motions be used for the meeting.

Standing orders are recommended to be suspended to enable members to engage in discussion in a free and frank manner.

Carried

 

4            Confirmation of Minutes

Committee Resolution  

Moved:       Cr Gerard Minehan

Seconded:  Cr Jerry Greer

That the minutes of the Strategy and Wellbeing Committee Meeting held on 12 March 2020 as circulated, be confirmed as true and correct.

Carried

 

5            Report Section

5.1         Strategy and Wellbeing Committee Monitoring Report

PURPOSE

The purpose of this report is for the Strategy and Wellbeing Committee to receive a report on the progress of key committee priorities.

 

Committee Resolution  

Moved:    Cr Kate Taylor

Seconded:  Cr Tim Chote

That, having considered all matters raised in the report, the report be noted.

 Carried

 

 

5.2         Strategy and Wellbeing Committee Resolution Monitoring Report

PURPOSE

The purpose of this report is to present to the Committee the Strategy and Wellbeing Resolution Monitoring Report. This report seeks to ensure the Committee has visibility over work that is progressing, following resolutions from Committee.

 

Committee Resolution  

Moved:       Cr Exham Wichman

Seconded:  Cr Gerard Minehan

That, having considered all matters raised in the report, the report be noted.

Carried

 

5.3         Central Hawke's Bay District Council Policy Framework

PURPOSE

The matter for consideration by the Council is the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Policy Framework.

 

Committee Resolution  

Moved:       Cr Jerry Greer

Seconded:  Cr Tim Chote

That having considered all matters raised in the report:

a)         That the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Policy Framework with amendments be referred to Council for adoption on 3 June 2020.

Carried

 

Policies requested for addition to the Framework — Chief Executive Pay and Performance, LTP, District Plan , Risk Framework, Land Transport, Procurement Policy.

 

It was requested by Committee that the Delegations Manual  be included in the table.

 

That the Policy Framework will undergo further development and amendment before being brought back to Council for adoption. With mandate from the Committee, the Chair and Mrs McGrath will collaborate on finalising the document preceding consideration of adoption by Council.

 

5.4         Long Term Plan - Direction Setting and Community Outcomes

PURPOSE

On Thursday 23 April Council workshopped our strategic direction for the Long Term Plan. This report summarises that discussion, and the direction provided by Council.

Committee Resolution  

Moved:       Cr Gerard Minehan

Seconded:  Cr Tim Aitken

That, having considered all matters raised in the report, the report be noted.

Carried

Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the drought will be considered  and included in development of the Long Term Plan, including continued focus on enabling business success, increasing employment opportunities, and supporting innovation in business and community.

Elected members are largely comfortable with the current direction setting of the LTP. It was decided that as an outcome of LTP direction setting and community outcomes discussion that  ‘planning for tomorrow’ be incorporated into the Council’s DNA statement as outlined in Project Thrive, alongside ‘working together, customer excellence and working smarter’.

 

 

5.5         Covid-19 and Drought Economic Recovery Action Plan - Update

PURPOSE

Officers have prepared an update report on the COVID-19 and Drought Economic Recovery Action Plan covering the period from its adoption on 9 April 2020.

 

Committee Resolution  

Moved:       Cr Kate Taylor

Seconded:  Mayor Alex Walker

That, having considered all matters raised in the report, the report be noted.

 Carried

Mr Ireson presented the report.

 

Officers will assess the effect that termination of the Covid-19 wage subsidy will have on CHB businesses.

 

An update on the Tukituki Leader’s Forum and water security issues was requested and an update was provided by Mayor Walker. A further update will be presented to Committee at a later date. Mayor Walker provided a brief update on the provincial growth fund water security package being led by the Regional Council, stating that the Tukituki Leader’s Forum is working through issues related to water security.

 

The economic view of what water security does for the primary sector in terms of the economy and recovery in the future, especially when it comes to recovery from Covid-19 pandemic, is the number one priority of the Forum. Mayor Walker assured Council that the Tuki Tuki leaders’ forum is prioritising water security in CHB.

 

Chair Annand and Mrs Davidson concurred that water security is a big part of the economic recovery for the region, specifically CHB and high priority of the Council in the economic recovery action plan deliberations.

 

6            Date of Next Meeting

Committee Resolution  

Moved:       Cr Gerard Minehan

Seconded:  Cr Tim Chote

That the next meeting of the Central Hawke's Bay District Council be held on 2 July 2020.

 Carried

 

7            Time of Closure

The meeting was closed with karakia from Kaiārahi Matua Roger Maaka.

The Meeting closed at 10.33.

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Strategy and Wellbeing Committee Meeting Committee Meeting held on 2 July 2020.

 

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CHAIRPERSON