Hauraki District Council
Waihi Ward Committee
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE WAIHI WARD COMMITTEE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WILLIAM STREET, PAEROA ON TUESDAY 13 APRIL 2010 COMMENCING AT 2.30 PM
Crs S G Baker (Chairperson), D M Carmine, H T Shepherd and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga
Messrs L D Cavers (Chief Executive), R G Paterson (Community Services Manager), K D Thompson (District Engineer), Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer), R Ashley (Community Services Operations Manager), Mr S Clark (Parks & Reserves Manager), R Kirby (Community Services Facilities and Administration Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of Cr M J Hayden and Cr C Francis be received and sustained.
WWC10/13 Carmine/Shepherd 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.
- Letter of Complaint from Vintage Style - Prohibited use of Skateboards and Bicycles on Pavements
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 item required the consideration of the Committee and staff as soon as practicable.
WC10/14 Shepherd/Carmine CARRIED
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 16 March 2010 be confirmed and is a true and correct record.
WWC10/15 Shepherd/Carmine CARRIED
Letter of Complaint from Vintage Style - Prohibited Use of Skateboards and Bicycles on Pavements
A letter was presented from Stephanie Rattray proprietor of ‘Vintage Style’ registering her complaint of youths using their skateboards and bikes on the footpath in the main street of Waihi.
It was requested that the signage prohibiting the use of skateboard and cycles on the pavement in the CBD be refreshed to make it more evident and that the matter be referred to the Roading Manager for action.
Community Policing Update
East Waikato Region (Waihi Area) Senior Sergeant Rex Knight and Community Constable Holly Warner (Waihi) were in attendance.
Senior Sergeant Knight presented a breakdown of crime statistics for Waihi and Waihi Beach and commented on what measures have been put in place in reducing crime in the area.
40 less reported offences over last year in Waihi.
Incidences in a public place, family violence, violence in the dwelling has increased.
Private homes burglaries have increased.
Commercial burglaries have reduced.
Car theft has increased.
There have been a huge number of methamphetamine offences.
Constable Warner spoke of her role as Community Constable in Waihi.
THAT the report be received.
WWC10/16 Shepherd/Carmine CARRIED
Resene - Create a Mural Masterpiece 
Each year, Resene are approached by groups wishing to beautify their communities through the creation of murals. This year, the company has decided to recognise and celebrate this creativity with a Mural Masterpieces Competition.
There are four classes of entry:
- best School mural
- best Community mural
- best Professional mural
- best Mural design
Cr Baker suggested that the mural depicting a mining scene in Martha Court be entered in the competition as it has been created using Resene paint. Staff was asked to investigate the eligibility of the mural in the competition.
Cr Carmine advised she will write an article promoting the initiative in the Waihi Leader news page.
Waihi Memorial Hall
The Ward members are in agreement to the funding in 2009/2010 of the replacement of the carpet is used for the replacement of the three blinds in the lounge and to defer the replacement of the carpet in the foyer and lounge to a later date. There is also a crack to the plaster on an exterior wall that requires repair.
THAT the three blinds in the lounge of the Waihi Memorial Hall be replaced and that the repair works to the exterior work be carried out.
WWC10/17 Shepherd/Carmine CARRIED
Request to Hire Mezzanine Floor of Waihi Event Centre
Council has been approached by a group of local artists who wish to use the mezzanine floor of the Event Centre as a meeting place and workshop.
Before any decision is made to the request, it was agreed that the matter be deferred until the management agreement for the Events Centre has been formalised.
Morgan Park – Netball Courts
The new lower netball court is nearly completed and an on site meeting was held with the Ward committee members, Parks and Reserves Manager, Construction and Maintenance Manager and a representative of Waihi netball to discuss the extra fill and costs needed to complete the court to a satisfactory standard.
To complete this work to the standard required it has been proposed that an extra $25,000 is required.
The Committee agreed that the extra funding be provided from the Waihi Ward Community Facilities and Recreational Development Fund.
THAT the Committee approves the allocation of an extra $25,000 to allow for the completion of the new lower netball court at Morgan Park; and
THAT the work be funded from the Waihi Ward Community Facilities and Recreational Development Fund.
WWC10/18 Carmine/Baker CARRIED
Morgan Park – Playground
Due to the netball court relocation, it was necessary to remove some of the playground equipment which will require reinstatement. It has been suggested that the playground be re-sited closer to the car park and further from the road.
A copy of the GIS plan showing the relocation site of the playground was presented for the member’s information.
THAT the site for the relocation of the playground to the area nears the courts and car park is approved.
WWC10/19 Carmine/Shepherd CARRIED
Pump House Lights
Members raised their concern that the Pump House lights are still not operational.
The Parks and Reserves Manager advised that the issue with the lights not working is because they have sustained water damage. This is the result of poor workmanship by potentially a number of trade’s people that has been difficult to ascertain. Additionally, there has been a question over the product and its ability to withstand the weather conditions.
The member emphasised the need that this matter is resolved as soon as possible. It was therefore agreed that up to $10,000 is allocated towards the repair of the lights and to have an additional waterproof housing manufactured.
THAT the Ward allocates up to $10,000 to cover the cost to repair the Pump House lights and to have an additional waterproof housing manufactured.
WWC10/20 Carmine/Baker CARRIED
The meeting closed at 3.50pm.
S G Baker
11 May 2010