DCC management

ODT editor in chief Barry Stewart at Channel 39 News this evening:

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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11 responses to “DCC management

  1. Elizabeth

    Until we learn the news and afterwards, let’s keep comments proper!

  2. Hype O'Thermia

    Yeah, we know. Snowflakes with unlimited access to ratepayer-paid lawyers.
    Anyway are they not all admirable, honourable, outstandingly competent, reliable, pathologically truthful ladies and gentlemen? Of course they are. We are truly blessed.

  3. Elizabeth

    Wed, 5 Jul 2017
    ODT: More management moves at DCC
    By David Loughrey
    It is a case of management musical chairs at the Dunedin City Council after the recent resignation of the head of the city’s property department. And change is set to continue at the council as it investigates how its parks and recreation and property departments “may be able to work more closely together”. Former water and waste group manager Laura McElhone has taken Kevin Taylor’s role as the new general manager of property services, after Mr Taylor resigned last month. The resignation came after a Deloitte review of the property department’s performance. Cont/

  4. Gurglars

    Musical chairs!

    The problem is they’re not playing the requiem March.

  5. Calvin Oaten

    The Property Department. Hmmm? It will be interesting to see what [the new general manager] does here. If [they are] as smart as we are led to believe then it shouldn’t take long to empty it all out and close the Dept down. Likely, not in a million years.

    • Elizabeth

      Ridiculous idea, Calvin :)
      We do need people at DCC to run our ratepayer owned community assets (eg halls, venues, infrastructure, monuments, cemeteries, pools, parks and reserves, libraries, social housing etc – and, for example, land acquired for roading changes), although at least some of the commercial properties should go where DCC appears to be directly competing with private sector businesses.

      Not a good idea for our assets to be run by Customer Services….

  6. Hype O'Thermia

    Career advancement, Calvin, lies not in closing an unnecessary department but in expanding it, thus requiring more staff and resources.

    Salary structures today are not unlike pyramid schemes, the difference being that the top person stays at the top but is elevated to greater salary and status by increasing the number what report to them from the lower layers. Movement upward to a higher [position] can be because of greater competence but since each layer of the pyramid is smaller than the one below, yet all must stay in proportion, if there are more exceptional employees on the lower layer some will be left down there. Conversely, if none is exceptional one of the mediocrities will have to be moved up i.e. promoted beyond capabilities.

  7. Elizabeth

    Received.
    Wed, 5 Jul 2017 at 8:33 a.m.

    Subject: DCC Management Changes

    Would like to draw your attention to today’s ODT (page 4) where more management changes at DCC have been announced. Note that Tom Dyer who has been looking after Southern Coastline – St Clair/Middle Beach, is moving to Water and no ‘Coastline’ replacement is intended until next year!!!

  8. Phil

    Only one folder they need to open in the City Property filing cabinet: “XR8 Holdings”.

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks Phil.

      NZ Companies Office:
      XR8 PROPERTIES LIMITED (1689048) Removed

      NZ Business Number: 9429034562017
      Incorporation Date: 08 Sep 2005
      Company Status: Removed

      Company addresses:
      Registered Office – Crowe Horwath, 44 York Place, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016
      Address for service – WHK, 44 York Place, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016

      Directors
      Showing 1 of 1 directors
      Barry Peter O’BRIEN – 37 Joe Brown Avenue, Mosgiel 9024

      Total Number of Shares: 100
      Shareholders in Allocation:
      Allocation 1: 100 shares (100.00%)
      Margaret Helen O’BRIEN – 37 Joe Brown Avenue, Mosgiel
      Matthew David TAYLOR – 526 Highgate, Dunedin

      http://www.companies.govt.nz/co/1689048

      Note: Certificate of Amalgamation

      TAIERI MOUTH DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED (2103298)
      This is to certify that on 31 March 2014:
      XR8 PROPERTIES LIMITED (1689048) and TAIERI MOUTH DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED (2103298)
      amalgamated to become TAIERI MOUTH DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED under Part XIII of the Companies Act 1993.

      Taieri Mouth Developments Limited http://www.companies.govt.nz/co/2103298

      Other references:

      O’Brien Group – http://www.obrien-group.co.nz/ [manufacture of customised benchtops, partitions and panelling]

      http://www.companiesnz.com/person/272903/barry-peter-o%27brien
      Barry Peter O’BRIEN is from Mosgiel in New Zealand and is, or was, associated with 32 or more companies including: OWNS THE ASSETS LIMITED, O’BRIEN STONE LIMITED, HELENSVALE DOWNS LIMITED, CENTRAL BENCHMAKERS LIMITED, 321 HOLDINGS LIMITED, WOLFMULCHER LIMITED, SEALTEC OTAGO (2009) LIMITED, O’BRIEN GROUP (2012) LIMITED, HELENSVALE SURFACES DUNEDIN LIMITED, LC 321 LIMITED, GOW PROPERTIES LIMITED, NELLIE’S HOTEL LIMITED, HELENSVALE PREFINISHED SURFACES LIMITED, ETHOS DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED, N B PROPERTIES LIMITED, TAIERI MOUTH DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED, XR8 PROPERTIES LIMITED, FRANKTON INVESTMENT LIMITED, INVERCARGILL PROPERTY INVESTMENTS LIMITED, O’BRIEN FORESTS LIMITED, HELENSVALE LIMITED, HELENSVALE HOLDINGS LIMITED, O’BRIEN FREIGHT LIMITED, 321 LIMITED, HELENSVALE PROPERTIES LIMITED, LUXURY CHAUFFEURS LIMITED, O’BRIEN’S CH-CH LIMITED, GLADSTONE LAND COMPANY LIMITED, METALON (2008) LIMITED, OB1 INVESTMENTS LIMITED, BENCHTOPS BY DESIGN LIMITED, LEEYORK DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED. Their most recent appointment was on 31 Oct 2012.
      Address: 37 Joe Brown Avenue, Mosgiel 9024

      12.12.12 ODT: 25 jobs saved, 25 redundant
      Twenty-five people have lost their jobs at Mosgiel benchtop manufacturer O’Brien Group. The factory was bought by Fletcher Building in 2006 and has just been sold back to the O’Brien family.

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