13 December 2019
Ms Karen Anderson
[FYI request #11747 email]
Dear Ms Anderson
Official Information request – Records for Council meeting 14 June 2014
I am writing in response to your email of 27 November 2019 in which you request provision of the
“full agenda and relevant reports, documents or attachments and the full confirmed minutes for the
Council meeting on 14 June 2014” in relation to the 2004 Dog Control Policy and Bylaw review.
Unfortunately, we have caused confusion by referencing the date 14 June 2014 as being a Council
meeting and report. The date 14 June 2014 was in fact the commencement of the 2004 Dog Control
Bylaw and Policy review process and started with a dog control survey conducted through the DCC
online “People’s Panel” which ran from Monday, 16 June to 28 June 2014 for the public to provide
feedback to Council.
I advise that this met the legislation requirements under section 159 of the Local Government Act
2002, to review a bylaw made under this Act, no later than 5 years after the date on which the bylaw
comes into “effect” (i.e. operative) as it was a review of an existing bylaw. No Council resolution was
required to commence a review of the Dog Control Bylaw and Policy, in terms of the statutory
requirements of section 155 of the Local Government Act.
On completion of the review a report was presented to the Planning and Regulatory Committee on 13
October 2015 and then ratified at the 14 December 2015 Council meeting. The reports and supporting
documents are attached for your information but are also available through the DCC website links
(Council Report and attachments)
With respect to the letter from the Chief Executive, again I can advise that there has been an
inadvertent reference to the date 14 June 2014 as being a meeting of Council. I can confirm that there
was no meeting held on 14 June 2014 and therefore there are no reports, documents, attachments or
minutes held, so we apologise for this error in referencing it as a Council resolution.
I hope that clarifies any misunderstanding or confusion caused.
TEAM LEADER - CIVIC