Council meeting preview
Council will next week consider recommendations relating to rates remissions for properties affected by high lake levels and deemed uninhabitable.
It is recommended that ratepayers in this situation in the Rotoiti, Rotomā and Rotoehu areas be granted a remission of 50% for the 2023/24 financial year.
A number of properties have been negatively impacted by rising water levels and several are either flooded or blocked off from road access, a report for the Council meeting being held next Wednesday, 23 August, notes.
Council has received nine applications for rates relief from owners of properties affected and is in the process of inspecting these properties to confirm the dwellings are uninhabitable.
Council’s Remission of Rates in Extraordinary Circumstances Policy requires that applications be taken to Council for a decision before a remission can be granted.
Go to p11 of the meeting agenda to read the full report on this matter.
Also on the agenda
Conference reports: Council will receive reports from elected members who attended this year’s Local Government New Zealand conference which was held in Christchurch in July.
Go to p31 of the meeting agenda to read the report on this matter.
View Mayor Tania Tapsell’s conference report at this link: mayor-tapsell-report-back-on-lgnz-conference-26-28-july-2023.pdf (rotorualakescouncil.nz)
View Deputy Mayor Sandra Kai Fong’s conference report at this link: cr-sandra-kai-fong-report-back-on-lgnz-conference-26-28-july-2023.pdf (rotorualakescouncil.nz)
View Councillor Don Paterson’s conference report at this link: cr-don-paterson-report-back-on-lgnz-conference-26-28-july-2023.pdf (rotorualakescouncil.nz)
View Councillor Lani Kereopa’s conference report at this link: cr-kereopa-report-back-on-lgnz-conference-26-28-july-2023.pdf (rotorualakescouncil.nz)
Operational updates: Council will receive operational updates from three organisational groups.
Go to p14 of the meeting agenda to read the report from the Organisational Enablement Group.
Go to p20 of the meeting agenda to read the report from the District Leadership and Democracy Group.
Go to p27 of the meeting agenda to read the report from the Te Arawa Partnership Group.
See the full agenda for the meeting via this link on Council’s website: public-agenda-council-meeting-23-august-2023.pdf (rotorualakescouncil.nz)
Next Wednesday’s Council meeting starts at 9.30am in the Council Chamber and is open to the public to attend.
The meeting will also be livestreamed and can be watched live or later via Council’s YouTube channel: Rotorua Lakes Council - YouTube