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 11 AUGUST 2015 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) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology for the absence of His Worship the Mayor, J P Tregidga be received and sustained.
PAWC15/46 Adams/Thorp CARRIED
There were no late items.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations.
PRESENTATION: POSITIVE PAEROA
Jo Tilsley and Thomas Lawlor, Positive Paeroa (Town Promoters) were in attendance to speak on the operational aspects of the town promotion organisation.
THAT the report be received.
PAWC15/47 Thorp/Milner CARRIED
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Paeroa Ward Committee held on Tuesday 14 July 2015 be confirmed and are a true and correct record.
PAWC15/48 Milner/Thorp CARRIED
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Corridor Improvement Plan for the Karangahake Gorge (Paeroa to Waihi)
The members were advised that the Mayor has spoken with NZTA and expressed Councils concerns regarding the lack of action to reach an agreement with them to allow this project to progress.
The Community Services monthly report on activities for the month of July 2015 was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report for July 2015 be received.
PAWC15/49 Adams/Thorp CARRIED
Letters of Acknowledgement – The Carehouse, Paeroa and Paeroa Neighbours
For the information of the Committee, letters from The Carehouse, Paeroa and Paeroa Neighbours organisations were presented which thanked the Ward Committee for the financial assistance they had provided to the groups.
THAT the correspondence from The Carehouse, Paeroa and Paeroa Neighbours be received.
PAWC15/50 Milner/Thorp CARRIED
There were no new requests for financial assistance.
Ward Funded Projects
Hutchinson Reserve Project
The Community Services Manager confirmed that this Hutchinson Reserve project is a Lions Club project to have liaison with Council. It was advised that funding to assist with this project will be sourced through a number of funding agencies.
Rail Trail Car Parking – Karangahake Hall Site
The Committee discussed the community’s feedback in regards to use the of Corns Paddock for the rail trail parking and asked that further investigations be undertaken in regards to using the land adjacent to the hall for car parking in support of the rail trail.
THAT the Community Services Manager undertakes an investigation into the viability of using the area of land adjacent to the Karangahake Hall for car parking in support of the rail trail.
PAWC15/51 Bubb/Thorp CARRIED
Paeroa Domain – Tree Report
The Tree Assessment Report for Paeroa Domain has been received from John Wakeling. This has been assessed by Community Services staff and a copy of the report and staff comments were presented. Feedback from the Ward working party and staff was sought and will be forwarded to John Wakeling by the end of August for finalisation of the report.
Capital Works Projects
Following discussion at the last Ward Committee meeting on capital projects for this financial year, it was decided to hold a workshop to discuss the various projects. It was agreed that a workshop be held following a future Ward meeting.
Paeroa Domain – Users Meeting
In July a Paeroa Domain Users meeting was held at Council with no major issues arising from the meeting. The Domain has had a significant amount of sports use over the last four months since the last users meeting.
Paeroa Town Centre – Path Washing
Over the last 14 days the footpaths in the CBD have been washed and sprayed with moss killer.
The meeting closed at 1.30pm.
J M Bubb
15 September 2015