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Paeroa Ward Committee 


MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE PAEROA WARD COMMITTEE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WILLIAM STREET, PAEROA ON TUESDAY 12 AUGUST 2014 COMMENCING AT 12.30PM


PRESENT
Crs J M Bubb (Chairperson), D A Adams, P A Milner, J Thorp and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga 

IN ATTENDANCE
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), K D Thompson (District Engineer), Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer), R Ashley (Community Services Operations Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)


APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.


LATE ITEMS

Pursuant to Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, the Chairperson called for late items to be accepted.

RESOLVED

THAT pursuant to Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, the following late items be accepted for discussion.

- Request for Financial Assistance: Paeroa Rotary Club

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 the funding was required in support of the event is soon as practicable.

PAWC14/47 Milner /Adams CARRIED


GUEST SPEAKER: LINDA HARDING – PAEROA INFORMATION CENTRE (1241319) (1.33 MB)

Linda Harding, Manager of L & P Cafe provided a report on the activities and operation of the Paeroa Information Centre.


CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 15 JULY 2014 (1237391) 

RESOLVED

THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Paeroa Ward Committee held on Tuesday 15 July 2014 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.

PAWC14/48 Milner/Thorp CARRIED


MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

Replacement of Melia Tree – at Sister City Commemoration Site, Hauraki House

Due to a concern raised that the tree planted at the site was very small, staff agreed that a larger specimen would be planted in its place.


COMMUNITY SERVICES

COMMUNITY SERVICES MONTHLY REPORT (1229856, 1234080) (60 KB) Adobe PDF document

The Community Services monthly report on activities for the month of July was presented for the Committee’s consideration.

RESOLVED

THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.

PAWC14/49 Thorp/Milner CARRIED


REQUESTS FOR FINANCE ASSISTANCE: ROYAL NZ PLUNKET SOCIETY OHINEMURI BRANCH INC., [1234080]

The Branch Treasurer of the society has written seeking financial assistance towards the rates on their Wharf Street property (Appendix A). Their current annual rates are $1,936.85.

After discussion, it was agreed that the Society should apply for three year funding via the Long Term Plan process and not seek assistance from the Ward discretionary fund in future.

RESOLVED

THAT the correspondence from Royal NZ Plunket Society Ohinemuri Branch Inc., be received, and

THAT a grant of $500.00 is contributed from the Paeroa Ward Discretionary Fund to the Royal NZ Plunket Society Ohinemuri Branch Inc. towards annual rates for the 2013/2014 year, and

THAT the society to be advised that the Paeroa Ward Committee will no longer provide financial assistance towards the Society’s annual rates from its discretionary fund and that in future they apply for three year funding through the Long Term Plan process.

PAWC14/50 Milner/Thorp CARRIED


LATE ITEM

REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: PAEROA ROTARY CLUB (1237810)

Correspondence received from the representative of the club was presented requesting the Ward Committee’s consideration for financial support towards the Vintage & Classic Car Show to be held on Saturday 13 September 2014. This year the club plans to have a large contingent of military vehicles take part in the parade and enact a mock battle.

RESOLVED

THAT the correspondence be received, and

THAT a grant of $500.00 is contributed from the Paeroa Ward Discretionary Fund to the Paeroa Rotary Club in support of their Vintage & Classic Car Show to be held on Saturday 13 September 2014.

PAWC14/51 Thorp/Milner CARRIED


Future Invited Speakers

Blue Light
Josey McCain - Youth Officer
Community Patrols – Hillary Hasent
Skate & Leisure Centre

Karangahake Area Development

The Karangahake area development working party has met and has chosen their preferred design options. Staff were asked to engage the designer to complete designs and pricing for the project and bring these back to the working party for final approval and preferred staging of the project. This will then be further consulted with the community for their feedback.

Staff met with the working party after the July Paeroa Ward meeting and their decision was to consult with New Zealand Land Transport Authority (NZTA) on the draft plans before NZTA consult with the public via a stakeholders meeting.


Paeroa Scout Hall

In 2011/12 the Paeroa Ward resolved to fund $17,000 to construct a car park/pathway at Primrose Hill adjacent to the Scout Hall. This project was on hold until the Scout Committee undertook additional works to their building.

It was agreed that the Ward Chair and Deputy Chair work with staff to decide on the extent of the Paeroa Scouts car parking project, then to re-cost and bring back to the Ward if cost is more than $17,000 allocated budget.


Paeroa Ward – Proposed Capital projects

The Community Services Manager took the members through the proposed Community Services capital projects for the 2015-25 Long Term Plan. They were asked to consider the programme and suggest any changes they considered were appropriate in relation to the list of projects and their proposed year for completion.


Paeroa Ward - Proposed Capital Projects

Table of porposed projects for the Paeroa Ward (16 KB) Adobe PDF document


COMMUNITY SERVICES/NETWORK SERVICES/PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

PROGRESS OF ACTIONS - LTP PRE CONSULTATION SHORT TERM MATTERS/ISSUES/PROPOSALS (1238010, 1231085) (26 KB) Adobe PDF document

As part of the development of the 2015-25 Hauraki Long Term Plan being undertaken by the Strategic Planning Department, a report and table were presented detailing the progress of actions assigned to staff for follow up.

RESOLVED

THAT the report be received.

PAWC14/52 Bubb/Thorp CARRIED

Paeroa Ward

Short-term Matters/Issues/Proposals

Who?

Progress

  • Communication – newspapers not hitting the mark, and Coromandel FM is the most listened to radio station.
  • Update on the progress of the communications review – Chief Executive

 

  • Paeroa Memorial Hall – improve the acoustics of the hall, attendees could not hear anything at the Anzac service (up the hill either). The Mayor noted this would be fixed for next Anzac day.
  • Improve speakers up the hill for that service, and increase/change the number of speakers in the hall (review all of the sound system) – Community Services Manager

A new portable sound system will be used at Primrose Hill for the 2015 ANZAC day service. The sound system in the Paeroa Memorial Hall appears to be adequate for the average user of the Hall. Staff will be upgrading the microphone on a regular basis as this appears to at times effect the quality of the sound

  • Suggested that the HRT signage on Taylors Ave be moved to somewhere more visible as is currently in a strange location where it cannot be seen clearly.
  • Community Services Manager

Staff will review the signage in this area.

  • Primrose Hill – Ward to consider signage for the promotion of Primrose Hill, Domain and Mackaytown.
  • Community Services Manager

Signage for these areas will be added to the projects for the Ward to consider as a LTP project

  • Improved lighting should be a priority in the railway tunnel.
  • Provide feedback to DoC – Community Services Manager

Staff have contacted the Department of Conservation and highlighted the concern.

  • HRT to encourage the use of bells.
  • Feedback to HRT for App – Community Services Manager

The Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust will be contacted to see if they can encourage the use of bells through signage, and website information.

  • No cycling should be allowed to Waitawheta as this is too dangerous.
  • Feedback to HRT – Community Services Manager

Staff will contact the Department of Conservation and highlighted the concern.

  • Council contact Opus regarding metal piles and parking area at Doherty’s Creek swimming hole.
  • District Engineer talk to Opus or NZTA and then write back to residents.

Have raised the matter with NZTA Opus team. Response awaited.

  • Resurrect signage for Hughenden Street parking in Paeroa.
  • District Engineer

No progress yet.



NETWORK SERVICES

COUNTY ROAD/RARATU ROAD, KARANGAHAKE: GATES (1237391, 1191852, 1228890, 1236870) (123 KB) Adobe PDF document

The District Engineer reported on the ongoing concerns of local residents in regard to the gates installed across County/Raratu Roads, Karangahake.

Attached was correspondence received from Ms Natalie Avery in response to being informed in writing of the Operations Committee’s decision on 14 May 2014 that she remove the steel gates, posts and fences from the location at her cost. Also attached was an email from Mr Gus Vanderstaak (of the Access Group) who was in support of the Operations Committee decision.

The members were requested to consider whether the matters raised in the correspondence from Ms Avery merited further consideration by Council, or that the decision be implemented.

RESOLVED

THAT the report be received, and

THAT the Ward Committee considers the correspondence received from Natalie Avery and Gus Vanderstaak, and

THAT the Ward Committee supports the decision made by the Operations Committee at its meeting of 14 May 2014 as follows:

That Council withdraws its previous permission for the gates to be installed across County Road, and

That the owners of the gates be informed in writing of Council’s decision and that removal of the gates, posts and fences is required at their cost, and that Council will have them removed, at their cost, if the written requirement to remove them has not been complied with for 30 days

That appropriate signage be installed to warn public traffic of the risk of using the steep section of County Road.

PAWC14/53 Thorp/Adams CARRIED

The meeting closed at 2.15pm


CONFIRMED


 

J M Bubb

Chairperson


9 September 2014