ECT to request fee increase for directors

Trust had present fees reviewed independently by the Institute of Directors.

Trust had present fees reviewed independently by the Institute of Directors.

EASTLAND Community Trust will seek an increase in trustee fees when Gisborne District Council holds its final meeting of the three-year term on Thursday.

Other items on the agenda include a proposal to use the defunct Riverside Women’s Bowling Club land and the appointment of directors to Gisborne Holdings Ltd — the council-controlled trading organisation responsible for the Tauwhareparae Farms and new council building.

Trust chairman Michael Muir has requested an increase in the ECT trustee funding pool (paid from ECT funds) from $186,500 to $273,000.

An increase to between $30,000 to $35,000 for a basic trustee and base chair figure of $54,000 to $63,000 is sought. The current figures are $24,500 for a trustee and $39,500 for the chairman.

The trust had the present fees reviewed independently by the Institute of Directors. The institute recommended the increase in the total pool and said the proposed remuneration was reasonable considering the trustees’ duties and responsibilities.

A report from deputy mayor Rehette Stoltz has recommended the increase. (the mayor is a trustee.)

The YMCA wants to use the land vacated by the bowling club for outdoor recreational activities including volleyball, archery and social sporting leagues.

The staff recommendation is for the council to publicly notify its intention to lease the land. If there are no objections the land would be leased to the YMCA for 10 years.

Two directors have to be appointed to the board of Gisborne Holdings. One director, Peter Reeves, is retiring by rotation and is seeking reappointment. The council must decide whether to reappoint him.

The council has also resolved to appoint an additional director to reflect GHL’s workload.

GHL chairman Bob Proudfoot has advised the board seeks local appointees who possess commercial, business and governance experience, with the ability to become chairperson.

Forestry experience is also desirable but not essential.

The council will also be asked to appoint a panel of three councillors to interview applicants. The appointments need to be announced at GHL’s annual meeting on December 1.

The agenda also outlines the transition process to a new council following the elections on October 8, and recommends the council starts to develop a policy on Easter Sunday trading which has been passed on by the Government to territorial authorities.

EASTLAND Community Trust will seek an increase in trustee fees when Gisborne District Council holds its final meeting of the three-year term on Thursday.

Other items on the agenda include a proposal to use the defunct Riverside Women’s Bowling Club land and the appointment of directors to Gisborne Holdings Ltd — the council-controlled trading organisation responsible for the Tauwhareparae Farms and new council building.

Trust chairman Michael Muir has requested an increase in the ECT trustee funding pool (paid from ECT funds) from $186,500 to $273,000.

An increase to between $30,000 to $35,000 for a basic trustee and base chair figure of $54,000 to $63,000 is sought. The current figures are $24,500 for a trustee and $39,500 for the chairman.

The trust had the present fees reviewed independently by the Institute of Directors. The institute recommended the increase in the total pool and said the proposed remuneration was reasonable considering the trustees’ duties and responsibilities.

A report from deputy mayor Rehette Stoltz has recommended the increase. (the mayor is a trustee.)

The YMCA wants to use the land vacated by the bowling club for outdoor recreational activities including volleyball, archery and social sporting leagues.

The staff recommendation is for the council to publicly notify its intention to lease the land. If there are no objections the land would be leased to the YMCA for 10 years.

Two directors have to be appointed to the board of Gisborne Holdings. One director, Peter Reeves, is retiring by rotation and is seeking reappointment. The council must decide whether to reappoint him.

The council has also resolved to appoint an additional director to reflect GHL’s workload.

GHL chairman Bob Proudfoot has advised the board seeks local appointees who possess commercial, business and governance experience, with the ability to become chairperson.

Forestry experience is also desirable but not essential.

The council will also be asked to appoint a panel of three councillors to interview applicants. The appointments need to be announced at GHL’s annual meeting on December 1.

The agenda also outlines the transition process to a new council following the elections on October 8, and recommends the council starts to develop a policy on Easter Sunday trading which has been passed on by the Government to territorial authorities.

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