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Ohai-Nightcaps and Districts Doctors House and Surgery Subcommittee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of Ohai-Nightcaps and Districts Doctors House and Surgery Subcommittee held in the Nightcaps Hall, Johnston Road, Nightcaps on Thursday, 28 January 2016 at 10am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Councillor Stuart Baird

 

 

 

 

Members

John Carmichael

 

 

Bev Evans

 

 

Shirley Paterson

 

 

Mark Wishart

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Committee Advisor

Kelly Tagg

 

Community Development Planner

Kathryn Cowie

 

 


Ohai-Nightcaps and Districts Doctors House and Surgery Subcommittee

28 January 2016

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1          Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

2          Leave of absence

 

No requests for leave of absence were received.

 

3          Conflict of Interest

 

There were no conflicts of interest declared.

 

4          Public Forum

 

Moved Member Evans, seconded Member Paterson and resolved that the Ohai-Nightcaps and Districts Doctors House and Surgery Subcommittee go into public forum to allow members of the public to speak.

Mrs Margaret Gutsell addressed the meeting on behalf of the St John Otautau Area Committee where she confirmed that the Committee was now seeking $2,000 rather than the $10,000 that they had initially applied for.

 

Moved Member Paterson, seconded Member Wishart and resolved that the  Ohai-Nightcaps and Districts Doctors House and Surgery Committee moves out of public forum.

 

5          Extraordinary/Urgent Items

There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.

 

6          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution

Moved Member Evans, seconded Member Wishart  

Confirms the minutes of Ohai-Nightcaps and Districts Doctors House and Surgery Subcommittee, held on 21 October 2014.

 

 

Reports

 

 

7.1

Financial Report to 30 June 2015

Record No:         R/15/12/22791

 

The Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2015, was tabled.

 

The Subcommittee was advised that $38,413.20 is available for distribution.

 

At this point, Member Evans queried if it was worthwhile keeping this fund going and suggested that the proceeds be given out to local organisations.

The Committee Advisor informed the meeting that the Subcommittee did not have delegated authority to wind-up this fund but it could make a recommendation to Council to do so.

 

Members discussed this suggestion and agreed that further discussions be held with Council staff in order to address this matter.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Member Paterson, seconded Member Wishart  

That the Ohai-Nightcaps and Districts Doctors House and Surgery Subcommittee:

a)         Receives the report titled “Financial Report to 30 June 2015” dated 11 January 2016.

 

b)         Requests that further discussions be held with Council staff in order to consider options for the future of the fund.

 

 

 

7.2

Otautau St John Area Committee funding application

Record No:         R/16/1/628

 

1        The subcommittee considered a request from the Otautau St John Area Committee for a grant of $2,000 to assist with the purchase of a new health shuttle vehicle.

The meeting was informed that the current Western Southland Health Shuttle is 15 years old and has travelled 150,000 km.

3        The subcommittee noted that the Otautau St Johns Western Southland Health Shuttle has been in operation for five years and during that time has proved to be a much needed service in Ohai, Nightcaps, Otautau and Tuatapere.

4        The meeting was advised that in 2014, the shuttle transported a total of 156 people to Kew Hospital and other medical centres for a variety of health related appointments.  Furthermore, of the 156 people transported, 36 were from Ohai, 22 from Nightcaps, 45 from Tuatapere and 53 from Otautau.

5        The subcommittee was informed that the service relies on donations from clientele, Ministry of Health travel reimbursements and various other donations; in 2014 there was a loss of close to $3,000.  This loss was covered by the St John Otautau Area Committee; as of July 2015 the committee is facing a 270% increase in Regional levies (currently $3,499 and increasing to $12,885).

6        The meeting noted that the preferred quote to replace the vehicle is in the amount of  $45,351 (incl. GST) and that to date, the Otautau St John Area Committee has secured grants totalling $38,500 which includes a grant from the Ohai Railway Fund Subcommittee in the amount of $14,000 which was approved in October 2015. 

The subcommittee agreed to approve grant of $2,000 to the St John Otautau Area Committee.

 

 

 

Resolution

Moved Member Evans, seconded Member Paterson  

That the Ohai-Nightcaps and Districts Doctors House and Surgery Subcommittee:

a)         Receives the report titled “Otautau St John Area Committee funding application” dated 15 January 2016.

b)         Determines that this matter or decision be recognised as not significant in terms of Section 76 of the Local Government Act 2002.

c)         Determines that it has complied with the decision-making provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 to the extent necessary in relation to this decision; and in accordance with Section 79 of the Act determines that it does not require further information, further assessment of options or further analysis of costs and benefits or advantages and disadvantages prior to making a decision on this matter.

d)         Approves a grant of $2,000 to the Otautau St John Area Committee to assist with the purchase of a new health shuttle.

    

 

 

 

10.39am                                             CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Ohai-Nightcaps and Districts Doctors House and Surgery Subcommittee HELD ON 28 JANUARY 2016

 

 

 

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