Local Government Members (2018/19) (Local Authorities) Amendment Determination 2018

2018/221

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Local Government Members (2018/19) (Local Authorities) Amendment Determination 2018

Pursuant to clauses 6 and 7A(1) and (5) of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 and to the Remuneration Authority Act 1977, the Remuneration Authority, after having regard to the matters specified in clause 7 of that schedule, makes the following determination (to which is appended an explanatory memorandum).

Determination

1 Title

This determination is the Local Government Members (2018/19) (Local Authorities) Amendment Determination 2018.

2 Commencement

(1)

Clause 5(1) and (3) to (8) is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2018.

(2)

Clause 5(2) is deemed to have come into force on 12 September 2018.

(3)

The rest of this determination comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal determination

This determination amends the Local Government Members (2018/19) (Local Authorities) Determination 2018 (the principal determination).

4 Clause 11 amended (Vehicle mileage allowance)

(1)

In clause 11(3), replace “to a member is” with “to a member for eligible travel before 1 December 2018 is”.

(2)

After clause 11(3), insert:

(4)

The allowance payable to a member for eligible travel on and after 1 December 2018 is,—

(a)

for a petrol or diesel vehicle,—

(i)

76 cents per kilometre for the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel during the term of this determination; and

(ii)

26 cents per kilometre after the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel during the term of this determination:

(b)

for a petrol hybrid vehicle,—

(i)

76 cents per kilometre for the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel during the term of this determination; and

(ii)

18 cents per kilometre after the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel during the term of this determination:

(c)

for an electric vehicle,—

(i)

76 cents per kilometre for the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel during the term of this determination; and

(ii)

9 cents per kilometre after the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel during the term of this determination.

5 Schedule amended

(1)

In the Schedule, Part 2, replace the item relating to Buller District Council with:

Buller District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor81,840
Deputy Mayor34,260
Finance and Audit Committee Chairperson28,835
Policy and Risk Committee Chairperson24,553
Grants Committee Chairperson23,697
Economic Development Committee Chairperson24,553
Councillor19,414

(2)

In the Schedule, Part 2, item relating to Carterton District Council, revoke the item relating to Ruamāhanga Whaitua Representative (1).

(3)

In the Schedule, Part 2, item relating to Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, replace the item relating to Deputy Mayor with:

Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Finance and Planning Committee39,099
Chairperson Community Development Committee31,768
Chairperson Audit and Risk Committee31,768
Chairperson Environment and Regulatory Committee31,768

(4)

In the Schedule, Part 2, item relating to Clutha District Council,—

(a)

replace “Committee Chairperson (3)” with “Committee Chairperson (2)”:

(b)

replace “Portfolio Leader B (5)” with “Portfolio Leader B (4)”:

(c)

above the item relating to “Councillor”, insert:

Shared Committee Chairperson (2)24,060

(5)

In the Schedule, Part 2, item relating to Far North District Council, item relating to Mayor, replace “136,818” with “145,000”.

(6)

In the Schedule, Part 2, item relating to Hauraki District Council, replace “Ward Committee Chairperson (3)” with “Ward Chairperson (3)”.

(7)

In the Schedule, Part 2, item relating to Selwyn District Council, revoke the item relating to the Selwyn Central Community Board.

(8)

In the Schedule, Part 2, item relating to Waitaki District Council,—

(a)

replace the item relating to Deputy Mayor/Customer Service Core Committee Chairperson with:

Deputy Mayor34,828
(b)

item relating to Core Committee Chairperson (3), replace “30,577” with “30,600”:

(c)

revoke the item relating to Core Committee Deputy Chairperson (3):

(d)

replace the item relating to Other Committee Chairperson (3) with:

Other Committee Chairperson (5)27,600
(e)

above the item relating to “Councillor”, insert:

Councillor with other responsibilities26,600

Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of November 2018.

Hon Dame Fran Wilde,
Chairperson.

Geoff Summers,
Member.

Len Cook,
Member.

Explanatory memorandum

This memorandum is not part of the determination, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This determination amends the Local Government Members (2018/19) (Local Authorities) Determination 2018 (the principal determination). The amendments in clause 5 of this determination are made at the request of the councils concerned.

Clause 4 amends clause 11 of the principal determination, which sets out the vehicle mileage allowance that may be paid by a local authority to a member to reimburse them for the costs incurred in respect of eligible travel. The new kilometre rates reflect the rates, for self-employed people and employees, published by the Inland Revenue Department on 23 July 2018. The updated rates are payable for eligible travel after 1 December 2018.

Clause 5, except for subclause (2), is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2018. Clause 5(2) (which relates to Carterton District Council) is deemed to have come into force on 12 September 2018. The rest of this determination comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 8 November 2018.