Full council meeting (19 June)

A full council extraordinary meeting was held on 19 June 2014 following the community development meeting. Apologies were received from Cr Higgins and myself.

The meeting provided an update on recent damage suffered by the sandbag wall on Jacket Island. Under an environment court order (see see http://www.nzlii.org/nz/cases/NZEnvC/2014/1.html), the council was required to “hold the line” on Jackett Island, until January 2017, in order to address any potential erosion of the Island until a long term solution could be considered by all parties. Council were advised that $150,000 would be required in order to maintain the structural integrity of the sandbag wall. My advice was to support the staff’s recommendation, as council had to abide by the court order.

The agenda and minutes for this meeting are located at http://www.tasman.govt.nz/council/council-meetings/standing-committees-meetings/full-council-meetings/?path=/EDMS/Public/Meetings/FullCouncil/2014/2014-06-19Extraordinary.

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