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 AUGUST 2012 COMMENCING AT 12.30PM
Crs J M Bubb (Chairperson), D A Adams, P A Milner and J Thorp
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), K D Thompson (District Engineer), Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of His Worship the Mayor, J P Tregidga be received and sustained.
PAWC12/68 Milner/Adams CARRIED
There were no late items.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Paeroa Ward Committee held on Tuesday 10 July 2012 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
PAWC12/69 Adams/Milner CARRIED
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Positive Paeroa – Town Promoter
Following the resignation of Annee Harris, it was advised that a replacement person has now filled the position of Town Promoter. It was requested that the new person be invited to the next meeting to meet the Committee members and staff.
The Community Development Officer’s monthly report was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Development monthly report be received.
PAWC12/70 Thorp/Adams CARRIED
Requests for Financial Assistance [CDV-30-100]
Paeroa Lions Club 
The Secretary for the club has written requesting assistance with the costs of presenting their annual fireworks display.
The writer advises that this will be their 21st display at the Paeroa Domain where they have provided good inexpensive family entertainment.
THAT the correspondence from Paeroa Lions Club be received, and
THAT $1,000.00 is granted to the Paeroa Lions Club in support of their annual fireworks display.
PAWC12/71 Milner/Adams CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
PAWC12/72 Thorp/Milner CARRIED
Annual Plan Projects 2011/12 Carried Forward
Criterion Bridge Seating
It was agreed that a new seat in Ohinemuri Park beside the bridge is not installed for the moment as it was considered it would invite vandalism. It was therefore agreed that this funding of $4,000 be allocated to fund the cycleway furniture.
THAT the funding of $4,000 allocated for a new bench seat in Ohinemuri Park beside the Criterion Bridge be transferred to fund cycleway furniture.
PAWC12/73 Thorp/Adams CARRIED
Paeroa Memorial Hall – Binds/Curtains for Main and Small Halls
The blinds for the small hall have been purchased. The curtains for the main hall have been delayed while investigation of the cost of electric window openers is being undertaken.
It was requested that the Community Services Manager report back with the results of these investigations.
Items raised by Ward members at Previous Meeting
Railway Reserve – It was agreed that Cr Bubb write to the Paeroa Lions Club thanking them for the construction of the fencing around playground at the reserve and also the Rotary Club for the donation and installation of two bench seats at Wharf Street.
Rugby League/Rugby Union Meeting – a meeting has been scheduled to discuss the use of the Domain with the two sporting codes.
The District Engineer presented a report regarding three roading matters for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the report be received.
PAWC12/74 Thorp/Milner CARRIED
Paeroa Main Street Parking Proposal
The item proposed a parking configuration for the Paeroa Main Street between Arney St and Victoria St. This area has been under discussion, observation and consideration by NZTA and Council for an extended period. The design drawings were provided for the member’s consideration.
THAT the Ward Committee approves the main street parking proposal with amendment that Detail ‘E’ is not to be painted.
PAWC12/75 Milner/Thorp CARRIED
Mobile Breast Screening Van
The item requested approval for the Mobile Breast Screening Van to use a portion of the Council staff car park in Paeroa as they have done in the past.
The application is planned to follow a similar pattern as last year which created no issues and provided a valuable community service and accordingly supported.
They wish to use the area from 23rd October to the 13 December 2012 and again on 7 to 25 January 2013.
THAT the Mobile Breast Screening Van be given permanent use of the staff council carpark in Paeroa from the 23rd October to the 13 December 2012 and again on 7 to 25 January 2013 for their operation on an ongoing basis.
PAWC12/76 Adams/Milner CARRIED
Parking Issues – Mackay Street Paeroa
The item dealt with a parking problem in Mackay Street.
A Service Request was received on July 17 reporting that the owners of the new second-hand shop/laundromat business were claiming exclusive use of two car park bays in the front of the shop.
The new shop owner has been instructed to remove the home made Loading Zone sign which has been placed to attempt to enforce this claim.
The two car parks, the shop entrance and the signboard on the footpath were indicated in the photographs presented. There are 2 parallel car parks on this side of Mackay Street and a single loading zone space.
After consideration, the Committee preferred the angle parking alternative as it provided more spaces at the location.
THAT the Ward Committee supports angle parks and one loading zone as their preferred option to deal with the Mackay Street parking concerns.
PAWC12/77 Milner/Adams CARRIED
Councillor’s feedback from their attendance at Community Meetings
The Chairperson asked the members if they could provide a brief update on any community meetings they have attended to future Ward meetings.
The meeting closed at 1.16pm.
J M Bubb
11 September 2012