Hauraki District Council
Paeroa Ward Committee
MEETING OF A MEETING OF THE PAEROA WARD COMMITTEE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WILLIAM STREET, PAEROA ON TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2011 COMMENCING AT 12.30PM
Crs J M Bubb (Chairperson), D A Adams, P A Milner, J H Thorp and Cr B A Gordon (Deputy Mayor)
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), R Kirby (Community Services Facilities and Administration Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of His Worship the Mayor, J P Tregidga be received and sustained.
PAWC11/49 Thorp/Milner CARRIED
There were no late items.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Paeroa Ward Committee held on Tuesday 16 August 2011 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
PAWC11/50 Milner/Adams CARRIED
COMMUNITY POLICING UPDATE
Sgt Phil Caldwell of the NZ Police was in attendance to liaise on community policing matters.
- Paeroa Police station has a full complement of staff.
- Constable Lara Beasley has returned.
- Area of concern has been the Paeroa Hotel. Police have pulled back opening hours from 2.00am to 1.00am to stop intoxicated patrons causing problems.
- Good results arresting burglars stealing private property – this is ongoing.
- Booze bus, traffic units have been working actively.
- Skatepark – there has been improvement in last few months, less damage, tagging and general disorder. Police supports Councils graffiti art initiative. Asked is there merit in
surveillance following damaged done to cameras? Pleased to see painting being carried out to clean up the area. It has been observed than when kids are watched less, there appears to be less damage. It is a great facility which kids get a lot out of.
- In conclusion, generally the Paeroa community are supporting the Police.
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
PAWC11/51 Milner/Adams CARRIED
TRUST WAIKATO – MOBILE ART CARAVAN
Following on from a decision last year to display the "Holidays at Huntly" brick caravan in the town centre, Waikato Museum staff delivered and installed the 2.5 tonne item late last month and will return on the 14th February 2012 to remove it.
NEW ZEALANDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011 
Attached for the member’s information was a copy of the correspondence from the National Awards Manager advising that nominations for this year’s awards are now open. The categories for the awards are as follows:
- The Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award
- The Countdown Senior New Zealander of the Year Award
- The Coca-Cola Amatil Young New Zealander of the Year Award
- The Mitre 10 Community of the Year Award
- The Kiwibank Local Heroes Awards
Nominations close on Friday 14th October and nomination forms are available from Countdown Supermarkets, Kiwibank and Mitre 10 branches or by free phone 0508 692 927. You can also nominate online at www.nzawards.org.nz.
It was noted that the Chairperson would like to nominate Paeroa for the Mitre 10 Community of the Year Award.
Swimming Pool – Request
A request has been received from Sport Waikato’s swimming co-ordinator requesting coaching times for elite swimmers in Council pools on Saturdays throughout summer. This request would require three lanes of the pool for four hours during public sessions.
The Districts pools do not open until 11am on Saturdays; this leaves the majority of the morning available for this request. Staff offered this time to Sport Waikato who has declined, stating that this time is unsuitable.
Staff would not recommend closing three lanes of public swimming during this time of the year due to the high demand of the pool by the public during this time. Councillor’s comments are invited.
It was requested that the Parks and Reserves Manager ask the swimming co-ordinator if the elite swimmers could accommodate using the pool outside of the public times.
Road Reserves – Trees
During the month of August approximately 40 trees have been planted within the Paeroa Urban road reserves. Staff have received positive feedback with regards to this.
The Parks and Reserves Manager advised that some of the newly planted trees in Station Road had been pulled out by vandals but have now been replanted.
Community Services Manager, Gary Paterson – Retirement
The Chairperson and members thanked Gary for all his work over the years on Council and the assistance he has always provided to the Paeroa Ward members and the Paeroa community. Their best wishes were conveyed to him on his retirement.
The meeting closed at 1.23pm.
J M Bubb
11 October 2011