31/05/2018 10:04:00 a.m.
31 May 2018
Hamilton City Council today starts the first day of deliberations on the city’s draft 10-Year Plan, the document to set budgets, projects and direction for the future of Hamilton.
Three deliberation days have been set down for this stage of the process; Thursday and Friday of this week, followed by Tuesday 5 June. The draft plan will then be audited before two further days of meetings to adopt the plan on Thursday 28 June and Friday 29 June.
This draft plan has received an unprecedented level of public submissions and commentary, with more than 2000 written submissions and close to 300 verbal presentations to the Council.
Key agenda items to be considered during the meeting focus on five broad areas; development contributions policy, the financial strategy and rates, managing growth, transport improvements, and community infrastructure.
The Council will be considering timing of capital value rating, the introduction of a Uniform Annual General Charge (a fixed portion of rates), and the level of rating in coming years.
There has been a change to the agenda order for today’s meeting. Item 8 (Proposed Development Contributions Deliberation Report), will now be heard ahead of the 10-Year Plan deliberations, and Item 6 (a notice of motion relating to a balustrade replacement) has been deferred to a later meeting.
The meetings are open to the public and are live-streamed on the Council’s website.