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 15 JUNE 2010 COMMENCING AT 12.30PM
Crs J M Bubb (Chairperson), T J Meyers, P A Milner, J Thorp 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)
There were no apologies.
There were no late items.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 11 MAY 2010 (563048)
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Paeroa Ward Committee held on Tuesday 11 May 2010 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
PAWC10/26 Thorp/Meyers CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
PAWC10/27 Meyers/Thorp CARRIED
REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Battle of the Bulls 
A request for sponsorship or financial support of a "Battle of the Bulls" event promoted and organised by the Omahu Valley Farm Day Committee has been received. The writer advises that the event is a new ‘extreme sport’ that Bull Riding NZ organises around the North Island each year; they are looking for more venues e.g. the Paeroa Racecourse, to host an event.
The Committee is seeking up to $20,000 to run the day and any money raised on the day will be donated to the local Child Cancer (Society) and the Omahu Family Fund Day Committee.
THAT the letter from Omahu Family Fun Day Committee be received; and
THAT $1,000.00 is granted from the Paeroa Ward Discretionary Fund to the Omahu Family Fun Day Committee subject to the event being held in the Hauraki District.
PAWC10/28 Thorp/Miner CARRIED
Miller Avenue School 
The Principal of the primary school writes advising that every four years the school plan a trip to Wellington for the senior students. The cost for the trip will total approximately $45,000 and they have been busy fundraising that includes applications to various trusts.
The writer seeks assistance with this cost and any donation would be gratefully appreciated.
THAT the letter from Miller Avenue School be received; and
THAT $500.00 is granted from the Paeroa Ward Discretionary Fund to Miller Avenue School in support of their senior student’s trip to Wellington.
PAWC10/29 Meyers/Miner CARRIED
Trust Waikato – Mobile Art Caravan
The Chief Executive for Trust Waikato writes advising that they have purchased a piece of public art called "Holidays at Huntly" by acclaimed sculpture Peter Lange. The Trust would like to offer this art for public display around the region and asks if Council would be interested in having it in our district for a short period.
The members supported that the mobile art caravan be displayed in the town centre and commented that it be positioned where there are surveillance cameras and adequate lighting. It was considered that July would be the most appropriate month to display the caravan as the annual arts festival is held at that time.
L & P Bottle – Signage
The Community Services Manager spoke to the correspondence received from local identity Mr Cliff Pett requesting that history of the origin of the L&P bottle be changed. Mr Pett has stated that the current explanation is not a true reflection of the history behind the bottle.
The letter from Mr Pett and a photograph of the history interpretation panel which is under dispute was presented. Also presented was an email from the Community Services Manager to the Parks and Reserves Manager suggesting how the amendment might be affected should the Ward Committee accept the account as told by Mr Pett.
In considering Mr Pett’s historical account, it was considered that some minor wording was required to the information panel and as the entire panel requires replacement due to its condition that the rewording be carried out at that time.
It was agreed that the wording "Bottle Rocket" be reprinted and that staff follow this matter up.
THAT a letter be written to Mr Pett advising him of the Committee’s decision.
PAWC10/30 Thorp/Miner CARRIED
Paeroa Domain – Lease
Staff advised that the draft lease agreement has been sent to the Thames Valley Rugby Football Union. Once the details of the lease agreement have been finalised, a copy of the agreement will be submitted to Council at the end of June 2010.
A report from the Roading Manager was presented for the Committee’s consideration regarding parking restrictions in the main street of Paeroa and a proposed road safety project at the intersection of Norwood Road and Waimarie Ave.
After consideration of the proposed projects, it was agreed that the introduction of parking restrictions in the Paeroa main street would not be proceeded with. A report on the feasibility and cost of providing angle parking north of the Domain entrance in Willoughby Street as a way of improving parking availability is to be prepared by the District Engineer.
It was agreed that kerbside parking at the intersection of Norwood Road and Waimarie Avenue Ave be reviewed once the Goldfields School car park development has been completed.
THAT the report be received; and
THAT no immediate action be taken to introduce parking restrictions in Paeroa Main Street
THAT the District Engineer report on the feasibility and cost of providing angle parking north of the domain entrance in Willoughby Street.
THAT kerbside parking at the intersection of Norwood Road and Waimarie Avenue is reviewed once the Goldfields School car parking construction is completed.
PAWC10/31 Meyers/Thorp CARRIED
The meeting closed at 1.57pm.
J M Bubb
13 July 2010