Hauraki District Council
Paeroa Ward Committee
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE PAEROA WARD COMMITTEE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WILLIAM STREET, PAEROA ON TUESDAY 13 APRIL 2010 COMMENCING AT 12.30 PM
Crs J M Bubb (Chairperson), T J Meyers, P A Milner and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga
R G Paterson (Community Services Manager), K D Thompson (District Engineer), Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer), R Ashley (Community Services Operations Manager), Mr S Clark (Parks & Reserves Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
Community Policing Update
East Waikato Region (Waihi Area) Senior Sergeant Rex Knight and Community Constable Lara Beasley (Paeroa area) were in attendance.
Senior Sergeant Knight presented a breakdown of crime statistics for Paeroa and commented on what measures have been put in place in reducing crime in the area.
- There has been a noted decrease in general crime in Paeroa due particularly to the introduction of the liquor ban. Statistics show there are 188 less reported crimes recorded in Paeroa for the calendar year 2008/09 than the previous year. Police presence has added to this reduction in crime.
- Police staff is regularly checking off-licenses and licensed premises for the sale of liquor to under age persons.
- A de-brief of the Battle of the Streets event has been undertaken due to the fatality that occurred in February.
The Mayor commended Senior Sergeant Knight and his staff for the work they are doing to help reduce crime in the district.
THAT the apology of Crs J Thorp be received and sustained.
PAWC10/11 Meyers/Milner CARRIED
There were no late items.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 16 March 2010 be confirmed and is a true and correct record.
PAWC10/12 Milner/Tregidga CARRIED
THAT the report be received.
PAWC10/13 Meyers/Milner CARRIED
RESENE - CREATE A MURAL MASTERPIECE 
Each year, Resene are approached by groups wishing to beautify their communities through the creation of murals. This year, the company has decided to recognise and celebrate this creativity with a Mural Masterpieces Competition.
There are four classes of entry:
- best School mural
- best Community mural
- best Professional mural
- best Mural design
It was suggested that the initiative be referred to Paeroa College to take up the Resene’s initiative.
Paeroa Domain – Netball Lights
A letter has been received from the Paeroa Netball Centre asking if it is possible for the lights that have been replaced on the No 2 field at the Domain to be utilised by the Netball Centre for their mid week night games.
The members agreed that the need for lights to be installed is urgent due to the netball season commencing shortly.
It was agreed that this matter be investigated and referred to the next Council meeting for further consideration.
Swimming Pool Statistics
The Parks and Reserves Manager presented the swimming pools statistics for the swimming season.
Due to the colder weather towards the end of the season, the pool required increased heating although the numbers of pool users reduced. This resulted in higher heating costs. It was suggested that next year the pool close earlier so that these costs can be reduced.
In response to prolonged and continued vandalism and graffiti at the Domain, staff have investigated and received pricing for surveillance cameras.
The members were asked whether they would approve that cameras be installed in the Domain to assist in reducing the vandalism.
THAT the Ward Committee agrees to the installation of three cameras at the Domain for a cost of approximately $8,500 to be funded from the Paeroa Ward Community Facilities and Recreational Development Fund.
PAWC10/14 Meyers/Tregidga CARRIED
Ohinemuri Place - Roundabout
A request has been received from a rate payer seeking Council support of a native tree planting program for the roundabout located in Ohinemuri Place.
The ratepayer has suggested different types of native trees that could be planted in the roundabout.
After discussion, it was agreed that three specimen trees such as Magnolia ‘Little Gem’ or ‘Kowhai’ be planted in the roundabout as they do not grow as large and as dense as most native species and would allow better visibility for road users.
THAT the correspondence be received; and
THAT it is approved three specimen trees be planted in the Ohinemuri Place roundabout; and
THAT the species of trees be agreed upon by the Parks and Reserves Manager, Cr Bubb and the ratepayers concerned.
PAWC10/15 Meyers/Milner CARRIED
The meeting closed at 2.00pm.
J M Bubb
11 May 2010