Kāpiti Council Crawls Back Toward Normality

The Kāpiti Coast Council says ‘a few more’ council contractors will be out and about now Covid Level 3 has been reached.

Kapit Coast District Council HQ

But libraries, customer service centres, pools, playgrounds, skateparks and toilets will remain closed.

For the most part essential services will continue to be delivered remotely.

Mayor K Gurunathan says: “At that alert Level 3 significant restrictions remain in place and we need to be even more vigilant as more businesses open up and people’s movements within our district start to increase.”

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Live-streaming of Council meeting

“The Mayor said Councillors will continue to meet remotely and Thursday’s Council meeting will be live- streamed.

The Mayor says: “This a dynamic situation and the best way to stay up-to-date with Council services and activity is to visit the Council’s website www.kapiticoast.govt.nz, follow the Council’s Facebook page or Instagram page or sign up to receive the Council’s weekly e-newsletter ‘Everything Kāpiti’ and Antenno alerts.”

Summary of services in Alert 3

Council offices Offices are closed and Council teams will continue to work remotely.
Otaihanga and Ōtaki transfer stations/recycle drop off stations Open to the public for rubbish drop off only, with additional operating procedures in place. Ōtaki will also be accepting green waste. There will be no recycling available at transfer stations until further notice. Please note we are expecting high demand at both stations so please expect delays. If you don’t need to drop of waste urgently, please considering delaying your trip. If it doesn’t smell, hold onto it for another week. Consider waiting a week to do non-urgent drop offs to avoid queues.
Rubbish collections Continue as normal with commercial collectors.  
Kerbside recycling collections Collection companies are resuming recycling collections, including glass crates and recycling bins, but these products will be going to landfill. This is because the processing facility that the recycling goes to is closed under Alert Level 3.    If it is safe and hygienic for you to do so, you can also continue to clean and stockpile on your property until it can be recycled.
Greenwaste collections Collectors will resume green waste collections at the kerbside. Ōtaki and Otaihanga transfer stations open to the public with additional safe operating procedures in place. Waikanae green waste and recycling centre is closed. 
Composting New Zealand at Otaihanga Open to the public. Please use Composting New Zealand in Otaihanga or Ōtaki Transfer Station for green waste drop-off.
Waikanae green waste and recycling centre Closed to the public.
Sewer/water/stormwater maintenance Emergency repairs and maintenance will continue as required. Some limited planned maintenance resumes. Limited water meter reading cycle resumes.
Reserves and playgrounds Playgrounds, basketball courts, skate parks and tennis courts are closed. Floodlights at Maclean Park and Waikanae skate parks have been turned off until further notice. High priority mowing and maintenance can be undertaken. 
Drinking fountains Turned off until further notice.
Designated responsible camping sites Available for use for fully self-contained vehicles only. Self-contained vehicles have a toilet, water and waste facilities and will display a sticker confirming they meet the Self-Containment Standard NZS 5465:2001. Public toilets remained closed
Public toilets Closed.
Cemeteries Will continue to provide burial services. Gates are locked to public vehicle access and opened only for funerals.
Roads and coastal infrastructure Emergency repairs and maintenance will continue as required. Planning and higher priority work to be undertaken.
Water and wastewater treatment plants Essential Services All fully operational. Non-essential multi personnel works deferred
Council laboratory Essential and unusual event water and wastewater treatment plant sampling.
Resource and building consents Processing continues. Virtual hearings for resource consents may take place. Normal timeframes apply, with the exception of those applications, which have been extended under section 37 of the Resource Management Act 1991. Building and subdivision site inspections are permitted,  provided COVID19 risk management practices are applied. Call to make an appointment first. Guidance on practices for construction site visits is available at https://www.chasnz.org/covid19
Contact centre Available 24/7 via 0800 486 486 or kapiti.council@kapiticoast.govt.nz.
Animal control Available to respond to requests from the community.
Dog parks Dog parks are closed. Dogs must be keep on a leashes, even in normally off-leash zones.
Noise control Excessive noise complaints will be investigated. Call our 24/7 Contact Centre on 04 296 4700.
If the noise is from a gathering of people, report the breach to Police www.police.govt.nz/105support
Council facilities (service centres, libraries, aquatic centres, community centre, halls and venues) All Council venues closed. Virtual library services are available. 

KCDC Note: This list is subject to change.

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