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 10 MARCH 2015 COMMENCING AT 12.30PM
Crs J M Bubb (Chairperson), D A Adams, P A Milner and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga (12.30-1.30pm)
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), J McIver (Community Development Officer), S Clark (Parks & Reserves Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of Cr J Thorp be received and sustained.
PAWC15/11 Adams/Milner CARRIED
There were no late items
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Paeroa Ward Committee held on Tuesday 10 February 2015 be confirmed and are a true and correct record.
PAWC15/12 Milner/Adams CARRIED
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Centennial Park Signs
The Parks and Reserves Manager will be meeting with the Chair of the Paeroa Old Boys Club following their AGM to discuss signage. Councillor Thorp will also attend if back from leave. If not available Councillor Milner will attend.
Paeroa Domain Trees
A member requested that a tree management plan be undertaken by a landscaping specialist as opposed to an arborist as it was considered that the advice needed was about what suitable tree species should be planted and where they should be planted in the Domain to replace removed trees.
The Community Services Manager advised he had been in contact with an independent tree specialist who was agreeable to undertake a tree management plan.
Hauraki Tigers Sports Rugby League Club
It was advised that Ward members and staff are still to meet with the Thames Valley Rugby Football Union for discussions on a long term agreement over the use of the fields and facilities.
Paeroa Road Reserve Mowing
Staff advised that maps of urban berm areas currently being mowed by Council have been completed but as yet need to be viewed by the Ward members. It was agreed that staff and ward members meet following the 25 March Council meeting for this purpose.
The Community Services monthly report on activities for the month of February 2015 was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
PAWC15/13 Adams/Milner CARRIED
REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Bianca O’Connor (1328253)
Ms. O’Connor, a ranger with the Hauraki Girl Guides Paeroa Unit has written advising that she along with 15 other rangers/guides has been selected to walk the Abel Tasman track in April this year. Bianca is requesting a grant from the Ward towards this Tramping Discovery trip.
THAT the correspondence from Bianca O’Connor be received, and
THAT the request be declined.
PAWC15/14 Milner/Adams CARRIED
Councillors expressed disappointment with the lack of information provided in the requests for funding that are being received.
Goldfields School (1329638, 1329640)
The Principal for the school has written requesting sponsorship for their redevelopment project. The school needs to raise at least $250,000 to ensure a safe, therapeutic and learning environment for students with special needs.
THAT the request from the Goldfields School be received, and
THAT the request from Goldfields School be referred to Council as it was considered the school provides a service to the entire district.
PAWC15/15 Milner/Adams CARRIED
Social Initiatives Project
The Community Liaison Officer updated the Committee on the scoping of the social initiatives project, advising that Katy Hurd who has been recruited for the role to manage the project met with the Paeroa Ward Committee before the meeting.
WARD FUNDED PROJECTS
Corridor Improvement Plan for the Karangahake Gorge (Paeroa to Waihi)
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), Council and community members met at Council in November and December 2014 where the NZTA led workshops took place. Council has not yet received a response from NZTA with regards to any recommendations that have been made for the Paeroa to Waihi transit corridor as a result of these workshops. Staff are to follow this up with NZTA.
Paeroa RSA Cemetery Signs
A request has been received from the Paeroa RSA seeking new signage is placed at the RSA section of the cemetery informing the public of its location.
The RSA has requested two signs, one at either side of the RSA cemetery. Any signage on or adjacent to State Highway requires permission from NZTA and resource consent. Estimated costs for the signage are $3,500 for the two signs and resource consent costs $2,000.
Staff advised that Veteran Affairs will be asked if they would consider a contribution of funding towards the cost of the signs.
The RSA have also requested an additional public toilet is installed within the RSA cemetery. In response, staff suggested a sign stating that a toilet is available at the public cemetery be installed as a more cost effective and appropriate measure. The cost of this sign would be approx $240.00 installed, and could be completed with current operating budgets.
THAT the Paeroa Ward Committee supports the installation of signage informing public of location of RSA section, and
THAT the RSA’s request for an additional public toilet for the RSA cemetery is declined but that installation of signage advising RSA visitors that there is a toilet available in the public cemetery is supported, and
THAT the funding for the installation of all signage as described be funded from the current operating budgets should Veteran Affairs not provide a contribution of funding.
PAWC15/16 Tregidga/Adams CARRIED
The Community Services Manager and Property Manager reported on options for the provision of public toilets in the Paeroa Ward for the member’s consideration.
The Committee agreed that the Paeroa Domain toilets be deferred until year 2016/17.
The Mayor left the meeting at 1.30pm
THAT the report be received, and
THAT the Ward Committee recommends to Council that the Paeroa Domain public toilet project be deferred until year 2016/17.
PAWC15/17 Bubb/Milner CARRIED
The meeting closed at 1.45pm.
J M Bubb
14 April 2015