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 16 JULY 2013 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), S Clark (Parks and Reserves Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of His Worship the Mayor, J P Tregidga be received and sustained.
PAWC13/53 Thorp/Adams CARRIED
Pursuant to Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, the Chairperson called for late items to be accepted.
THAT pursuant to Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, the following late items be accepted for discussion.
- Recent spate of Graffiti in Paeroa CBD
The item was not on the agenda because the item was unavailable at the time of the agenda deadline.
Discussion on the item could not be delayed because staff requested the matter be considered as a matter of urgency.
PAWC13/54 Thorp/Adams CARRIED
REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Positive Paeroa Inc 
Jo Tilsley, Positive Paeroa Town Promoter –Streets Ahead Project was in attendance.
Jo spoke on the 2012-13 Long Term Plan grant approved by Council of $15,000 to Positive Paeroa for a ‘Streets Ahead’ project that was to see upgrades of Paeroa’s main street verandah’s and shop frontages. This project included the subcontracting of a person(s) to carry out maintenance work, painting and signage to the shops in the main street with the purpose of enhancing the overall look of the main street and give it a fresh and co-ordinated appearance.
The Town Promoter advised that their committee considers the "Streets Ahead" initiative to be no longer relevant as many of the businesses are upgrading the aesthetics of their buildings themselves.
The Town Promoter sought the Ward Committee’s support for the "Streets Ahead" project to include at least three other initiatives that would ‘enhance the look and feel of the town giving visitors a more pleasurable experience while enhancing for our community a sense of wellbeing and belonging’.
The initiatives which upgraded the main street were supported but it was felt that the Railway Reserve storyboard and seating should come from an alternative funding source.
- Railway Reserve – Storyboard and Seating
- Town Map and Photos
- Flags on Puke Road
The members supported the three initiatives. Ms Tilsley supported the extension of event flags to Puke Road but requested that a better system of raising them be found.
THAT it be recommended to Council that ‘Streets Ahead Project’ funding of $15,000 be moved from 2012/13 to 2013/14, and
THAT the Paeroa Ward Committee be given approval to reallocate funding to other central business district improvements.
PAWC13/55 Adams/Thorp CARRIED
Shave Lives Concert 
Elly Keeys and Rachael Tissingh (organisers of the Shaves Lives concert) were in attendance to speak in support of their request to hold a charity concert in the Paeroa War Memorial Hall on Saturday 3 August 2013.
The purpose of the concert is to raise awareness of and funds for various charities that address the effects of cancer. The organisers seek support, financial or in deed from the ward for this concert. They also request a waiver of the hall hire fee.
THAT the 200.00 is granted from the Paeroa Ward Discretionary Fund to the Shaves Lives Project in support of their fundraising concert, and
THAT a hall hire fee waiver be approved.
PAWC13/56 Milner/Thorp CARRIED
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Paeroa Ward Committee held on Tuesday 11 June 2013 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
PAWC13/57 Milner/Thorp CARRIED
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Brennan Field – Hauraki Tigers Rugby League Club
At the May meeting, the Hauraki Tigers Rugby League Club requested that Council consider sponsoring a Porta-Loo when the club is hosting home fixtures due to the distance players and supporters have to walk to use the Centennial Park toilets.
The Parks and Reserves Manager advised that he has since met with the club where it was agreed that Council and the Club share the cost to hire two portaloos for the playing season on a 50/50 share basis.
Walkway Lighting – Fire Station to King Street
The pricing and options for the lighting of the walkway is still being finalised. The Parks and Reserves Manager advised he is seeking another price for the lighting of the walkway in addition to the one he has already received.
COMMUNITY SERVICES MONTHLY REPORT (1079095) (166 KB)
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
PAWC13/58 Adams/Milner CARRIED
Swimming Pool – Pool Toy
At the end of the last pool season, one of Council’s pool toys had to be retired; having provided many years of service and being unable to be repaired.
Staff suggested that an effective solution for the future would be to have a pool toy at each facility that would provide greater level of service to the community, and minimise damage to the toys by minimising transportation between Councils pools.
This would require the purchase of two additional pool toys for the district pools costing a total of $17,655 with a third of the cost from each Ward of $5,885.00 to be paid from the Wards Community Recreational Facilities Development Fund.
THAT the Paeroa Ward Committee approves to share the cost of purchasing two additional pool toys with the Plains and Waihi Wards at a cost of $5,885.00, to be funded from the Paeroa Ward Community Facilities and Recreational Development Fund.
PAWC13/59 Thorp/Milner CARRIED
The Community Services Manager presented a report from the Community Services – Operations Manager Assets on a request received from the Thames Valley Netball Association seeking funding assistance towards their court lighting project.
THAT the report be received, and
THAT the Ward Committee refers the request to Council as it is a ‘district’ facility.
PAWC13/60 Milner/Thorp CARRIED
LATE ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Recent Spate of Graffiti in Paeroa CBD
A discussion was held due to the recent spate of the graffiti around the Paeroa CBD. The members were asked what they wished to do about this problem.
After consideration, the members supported that they, staff, business owners and police meet to discuss the issue of graffiti with the suggestion that graffiti artwork be painted on highly tagged areas such as the skate park to reduce the costly exercise of removing graffiti on a regular basis.
THAT the Community Services Manager arrange a meeting with the Ward Committee, Community Services staff, business owners and Paeroa Police to discuss the recent issue of graffiti in the Paeroa CBD, and
THAT the Parks and Reserves Manager contact Mrs Melanie Budge to organise graffiti artist/s to undertake graffiti art work at the Paeroa Skate Park.
PAWC13/61 Milner/Adams CARRIED
The meeting closed at 2.00pm.
J M Bubb
13 August 2013