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There are how­ever a num­ber of other sit­u­a­tions that need ad­dress­ing, for ex­am­ple, el­derly res­i­dents un­able to mow, or steep sec­tions where it is not safe to mow.

There are clearly also sites where peo­ple are un­sure who owns the land, or where a mow­ing con­trac­tor has not had their con­tract ad­justed to in­clude the berm (such as around some Hous­ing New Zealand prop­er­ties).

To en­sure that all of th­ese sites are ad­dressed the lo­cal board unan­i­mously passed a for­mal res­o­lu­tion in Novem­ber 2013 (moved by Ms Ku­mar) to es­tab­lish a reg­is­ter of over­grown sites with the in­ten­tion of work­ing with Auck­land Trans­port to as­sess each site and ad­dress­ing it ap­pro­pri­ately.

It was there­fore a sur­prise to read Ms Ku­mar’s claim that other board mem­bers had voted down ac­tion on this is­sue.

A fur­ther res­o­lu­tion put for­ward by Ms Ku­mar at a meet­ing two weeks later was voted down be­cause it was largely a du­pli­ca­tion and weak­en­ing of the res­o­lu­tion al­ready agreed to, and be­cause it had not been lodged openly as was agreed un­der the loose ground rules the board mem­bers use.

The board wants to iden­tify and reg­is­ter sites of con­cern, and work with Auck­land Trans­port to find so­lu­tions.

You can reg­is­ter a site by phon­ing the Puke­ta­papa Lo­cal Board of­fice on 624 4941 or you can email me di­rectly and I will make sure the site is lodged for fur­ther at­ten­tion: julie.fairey@ auck­land­coun­cil.govt.nz.

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