Debate over the amount of money allocated for Dunedin City
Council company directors' fees was deemed non-public at the
last minute yesterday.
A proposal to allocate $785,879 for directors' fees - spread
across the council's group of companies - was expected to be
debated in the public part of yesterday's full council
However, that changed when Cr Kate Wilson warned holding the
debate in public would prevent her from raising related
issues that had first been discussed in previous non-public
She recommended the debate be moved into the non-public part
of yesterday's meeting, and won support for the idea from
other councillors without further debate.
The report they were to consider, prepared by Dunedin City
Holdings Ltd chief executive Bevan Dodds, recommended a sum
of $785,879, split into lump sums allocated to each company.
The exact amounts allocated to each director would be decided
by each company board, reflecting individual workloads, his
Councillors were also to consider two new appointments to the
boards of DCHL subsidiaries City Forests and Taieri Gorge
Railway in the non-public part of the meeting.
Appointments to the boards of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd
and Dunedin Venues Ltd were also to be discussed.