Hauraki District Council
Paeroa Ward Committee
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PAEROA WARD COMMITTEE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WILLIAM STREET, PAEROA ON TUESDAY 15 MAY 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), G Thomsen (Roading Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga be received and sustained.
PAWC12/40 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 April 2012 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
PAWC12/41 Milner/Thorp CARRIED
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Paeroa Information Centre Signage
In regards to discussion held at the previous meeting concerning a review of the Information Centre signage and Rail Trail signage, the Community Services Manager advised that a working party has been formed by the Hauraki Rail Trail group who will undertake a review of all Rail Trail signage and other matters such as bike stands for trail users.
Cr Thorp reported that the Paeroa Lions Club have offered to erect bike shelters on behalf of the Rail Trail.
The Community Services Manager advised he will follow up as regards to this offer with the Rail Trail Project Manager, Adrian de Laborde.
Cr Thorp also questioned why the rail trail route has been located where it passes Bunnings Warehouse on Taylors Ave. He was concerned about the trail passing in front of their accessways and the loss of parking spaces due to the change from angle parking to parallel parking. He asked that consideration is given to moving the trail route over to the other side of the Taylor Ave to be routed over the main drain at the rear of Christensen Landscaping.
The Community Services Manager advised he will speak with the Roading Manager and Rail Trail Project Manager about why this route was chosen.
The Community Development Officer’s monthly report was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
The report advised that the balance of the Paeroa Ward Discretionary Fund is $2,816.00
THAT the Community Development monthly report be received.
PAWC12/42 Milner/Thorp CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
PAWC12/43 Adams/Thorp CARRIED
Paeroa Domain Renewals – Drainage of No. 2 Field
This drainage project of the No.2 field was scheduled to start in Autumn 2012. Prior to these scheduled works, core samples were taken to measure the subsoil moisture content. Unfortunately, the ground was too wet to start this work at that time so it was recommended that this work be deferred until late Spring 2012, when ground conditions are suitable.
THAT drainage works on Paeroa Domain No. 2 field is deferred to the 2012/2013 financial year.
PAWC12/44 Adams/Thorp CARRIED
Paeroa Domain – Netball Lighting
The Community Services Manager advised that staff is presently investigating options to improve the illumination at the netball courts.
Paeroa Town Centre Rubbish Bins
A request has been made for some more street bins to be installed at the eastern end of the town centre.
The cost to provide and install additional bins that are consistent with the current main street style is approx. $1,200.
The members supported that a review be undertaken of the current rubbish bins and their location, prior to any formal decision on whether to install additional rubbish bins.
The members also raised their concern as to the large amount of rubbish that often accumulates along and around the stop bank to the rear of the McDonalds site which has become a negative look with the rail trail passing beside it. It was requested that action be taken to address this issue with McDonalds.
THAT the Ward Committee support a review of the current rubbish bins and their location, and
THAT the Ward Chairperson approaches McDonald’s restaurant about the issue of rubbish accumulating in and around the site.
PAWC12/45 Thorp/Adams CARRIED
District Reserves and Facilities Inspections
The Community Services Manager proposed that a six monthly inspection of Community Services parks and facilities across the Ward is implemented with Councillors. The objective is to undertake site visits to keep Councillors informed of current issues, look at completed capital and renewal works, and seek direction on specific matters with regards to the Community Services portfolio. The first of these inspections shall be scheduled shortly with Councillors.
Councillors supported this initiative.
Hauraki Districts New Signage Policy
The Community Services team, in partnership with Strategic Planning team, wish to begin the process of developing a Hauraki District Council Signage Strategy.
The Community Services Manager advised he will be leading this Project Team, which will consist of staff and a Council member from each ward.
The aim of this project is to identify the different purposes for signage and to develop guidelines that will allow Council to present a consistent, professional and recognisable face to our facilities and sites.
THAT Cr Milner is appointed to join a working party consisting of Community Services staff and a member from both the Plains and Waihi Wards for the review and development of Councils new signage policy.
PAWC12/46 Bubb/Adams CARRIED
A report from the Roading Manager was presented which sought the consideration of the Committee towards options to alleviate the parking issues and difficulties encountered by Bharna Patel, the Criterion Dairy business owner on the main street of Paeroa.
Mr Patel has written advising that trucks are parking across the road in front of his premises taking up 3-4 parks at a time therefore preventing members of the public and prospective customers from parking. He is also concerned that when an event is on at the Memorial Hall, hall users are parking in the parks in front of his premises.
To help address the issues raised by Mr Patel, it was agreed that a parking restriction be trialled to monitor the issues for a 3 month period and that ‘no stopping’ signs be installed from the northern side of the hall entrance to the southern side of the car sales entrance.
The Community Services Manager was requested to investigate options and costing for the provision of adequate permanent parking for the Paeroa Memorial Hall.
THAT the report be received, and
THAT a 15 minute parking restriction be installed from the northern side of the hall entrance to the southern side of the car rental entrance, and
THAT it is trialled for a three month period to gauge the extent of compliance, and
THAT the Community Services Manager investigates options and costings for provision of adequate permanent parking for the Paeroa Memorial Hall.
PAWC12/47 Thorp/Milner CARRIED
The meeting closed at 1.30pm.
J M Bubb
12 June 2012