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 14 SEPTEMBER 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
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Paeroa Ward Committee held on Tuesday 10 August 2010 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
PAWC10/65 Milner/Thorp CARRIED
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Location of Water Theme Sculpture
The Chairperson advised that the decision to locate the sculpture within the hedge line beside the Post Office was criticised by the Positive Paeroa Group as they considered this location was not a prominent enough position.
It was therefore suggested that a selection of possible sites around the town be looked at to enable a decision to be made on the most appropriate location.
The garden area in front of the ex Information Centre site in Belmont Road was suggested as a site to consider.
In the mean time, the sculpture requires storage in a safe location to prevent potential damage or health and safety issues occurring. It was requested that staff in the meantime ensure the sculpture is relocated to a secure location.
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
PAWC10/66 Thorp/Meyers CARRIED
REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The Chairperson for the Paeroa Community Trust advises that there are a number of events that they are involved in over the next few months and ask for assistance by way of donation or help with the events.
THAT the letter from the Paeroa Community Support Trust be received; and
THAT $250.00 is granted to the Paeroa Community Trust in support of future events.
PAWC10/67 Meyers/Milner CARRIED
PARKS AND RESERVES
Paeroa Swimming Pool – Covers
The Paeroa pool covers are due for replacement this year. Staff have investigated and selected a heavier cover that will provide better insulation and energy saving to the pool. The new equipment will require installation before the start of the season.
THAT the purchase of a replacement pool cover including winders be approved.
PAWC10/68 Thorp/Meyers CARRIED
Paeroa Swimming Pool – Swim Club
The Paeroa Swimming Club has requested the pool is opened a month earlier this year (4th October) for their exclusive training use. The swimming club has a number of swimmers that are reaching national standard. A letter from the group was presented.
THAT the letter from the Paeroa Swim Club be received; and
THAT $1500.00 of unbudgeted funding is made available towards the operating costs of the pool to accommodate the Paeroa Swimming Club’s exclusive training use of the facility from 4 October to 1 November 2010.
PAWC10/69 Milner/Meyers CARRIED
A report from the Asset Administration Manager was presented seeking the Ward Committee’s consideration to the installation of ‘Welcome to Paeroa’ signage on state highway locations. Photographs showing superimposed signage at the entranceway locations were provided at the meeting.
The members supported the initiative to upgrade the entranceway signs as they agreed the current signs are looking somewhat jaded.
THAT the report be received; and
THAT subject to approval from NZTA to erect the signs, the Ward Committee accepts this proposal and approve the application for funding of $6,408.00; and
THAT the Ward Committee confirm that the members of the PAP group and Positive Paeroa are to take full responsibility for the funding allocated and for the construction of the welcome signs to the specifications and standards as laid out by NZTA (New Zealand Transport Agency).
PAWC10/70 Thorp/Meyers CARRIED
The meeting closed at 1.25pm.
J M Bubb
14 December 2010