2                                            18 October 2017



Minutes of a meeting of The Hutt City Council held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt on

 Wednesday 18 October 2017 commencing at 6.25pm



 PRESENT:                       Mayor WR Wallace (Chair)         Deputy Mayor D Bassett
Cr G Barratt                                 Cr L Bridson

Cr J Briggs                                    Cr MJ Cousins

Cr S Edwards                               Cr T Lewis (from 6.28pm)

Cr M Lulich                                  Cr G McDonald

Cr C Milne                                    Cr L Sutton


APOLOGIES:                  An apology was received from Cr C Barry.  


IN ATTENDANCE:       Mr T Stallinger, Chief Executive (part meeting)

Mr B Kibblewhite, Chief Financial Officer (part meeting)

Mr D Newth, Financial Accounting Manager (part meeting)

Ms K Stannard, Divisional Manager Democratic Services (part meeting)







1.       APOLOGIES 

Resolved(Mayor Wallace/Cr Briggs)                                        Minute No. C 17501

“That the apology received from Cr Barry be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”


There was no public comment.      


Cr Lewis joined the meeting at 6.28pm.


There were no conflict of interest declarations.

          4.          Committee Reports with Recommended Items .


Recommended Items


Item 4a) Hutt City Council’s Annual Report to 30 June 2017


Resolved(Mayor Wallace/Cr Barratt)                                      Minute No. C 17502

“That Council:

(i)    approves the draft Annual Report and Annual Report Summary for the year ended 30 June 2017 attached as Appendices 1, 2 and 3 to Report FPC2017/4/249, both subject to satisfactory resolution of the following outstanding items:

(a)   completion of final edit checking;

(b)   completion of any final audit adjustments; and

(c)   receipt of final audit clearance;

(ii)   notes that a public notice will be published in the Hutt News advising of the availability of the Annual Report Summary, attached as Appendix 3 to Report FPC2017/4/249, copies will be made available in the city’s libraries, at the Customer Service Centre and on Council’s website, copies will be posted to rural ratepayers who may not receive the Hutt News, and an alert will be sent to our 1,500 e-newsletter subscribers; and

(iii)  appoints a subcommittee comprising of Mayor Wallace, Deputy Mayor Bassett and Councillors Cousins and Milne to sign off the final documents by 8 November 2017.”



Item 4b) Report on UrbanPlus Limited for the Year Ended 30 June 2017



Resolved(Cr Milne/Mayor Wallace)                                        Minute No. FPC 17503

“That Council receives the Annual Report for Urban Plus Limited for the year ended 30 June 2017, attached as Appendix 1 to Report FPC2017/4/250, along with the unmodified audit opinion tabled at the Finance and Performance Committee at its meeting held on 18 October 2017 attached as pages 6-13 to the Finance and Performance Committee meeting minutes dated 18 October 2017.”

5.       QUESTIONS

There were no questions.


Resolved(Mayor Wallace/Deputy Mayor Bassett)                   Minute No. C 17504

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

7.  Chief Executive's Performance and Remuneration 2016/2017 Review (17/1532)

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason 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 are as follows:








General subject of the matter to be considered.

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter.

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




Chief Executive's Performance and Remuneration 2016/2017 Review.

The withholding of the information is necessary to protect the privacy of natural persons. (s7(2)(a)).

That the public conduct of 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 exist.


This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or the relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public are as specified in Column (B) above.” 


Resolved(Mayor Wallace/Deputy Mayor Bassett)                Minute No. C 17505

“That Peter McLaren, Advisory Board Chair, McLaren Associates Limited, be permitted to remain after the public has been excluded during consideration of the item dealing with the Chief Executive’s Performance and Remuneration 2016/17 Review, as he has knowledge of the matter to be discussed that will assist Council in relation to this item.”



There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 6.30pm. The non-public portion of the meeting ended at 10.20pm.








WR Wallace







CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 12th day of December 2017