Hauraki District Council
Plains Ward Committee
MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE PLAINS WARD COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WILLIAM STREET, PAEROA ON TUESDAY 9 APRIL 2013 COMMENCING AT 9.00 AM
Crs G R Leonard (Chairperson), D E Challis and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), K D Thompson (District Engineer), G Thomsen (Roading Manager), Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of Crs G A Harris and B A Gordon be received and sustained.
PLWC13/10 Challis/Leonard CARRIED
There were no late Items.
Economic Development Strategic Direction – HDC Economic Development Officer
It was agreed that a presentation for the Economic Development Officer be postponed until a future date.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Plains Ward Committee held on Tuesday 12 March 2013 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
PLWC13/11 Challis/Tregidga CARRIED
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Hauraki North Rugby Football Club: Request for Funding Assistance towards Lighting Project
It was requested that the Community Development Officer ensure that a letter is sent to the club congratulating them on their fundraising initiatives.
The Community Development Officer’s monthly report was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
Aspiring Leaders Forum 
The Mayor has received a letter from the Aspiring Leaders Forum Trust seeking nominations for their 8th annual forum to be held in Wellington on 4-7 July 2013. The forum is for young people aged between 18 and 26 who exhibit leadership potential in their sphere of influence.
The members were asked to consider young people in their communities that could be considered for nomination to attend the forum.
THAT the Community Development monthly report be received, and
THAT the correspondence from the Aspiring Leaders Forum be received.
PLWC13/12 Leonard/Challis CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
PLWC13/13 Leonard/Challis CARRIED
Waharau Dump Station: Investigation and Viability Study
It was advised that the status of the investigation and viability of the dump station is still awaiting a response from Auckland City.
It was agreed that if the Parks and Reserves Manager receives no feedback from Auckland City within ten days the Community Services Manager will make contact with the Auckland City Group Manager in charge of Parks.
CBD Pavement Cleaning
The Community Services Manager reported on the street sweeping schedule for the CBD of Ngatea. The members approved the schedule.
District Swimming Pool Season Flexibility Report
It was advised that staff will present a report outlining options to allow for flexibility over the swimming season to Council on 24 April.
The Roading Manager provided a report and presented the Statement of Proposal on the Speed Limit Bylaw for the Ward Committee’s consideration. The Council is proposing the various changes set out in the Speed Limit Bylaw SoP.
The members were invited to review the document and determine if they wished to make a submission on any changes to the bylaw during the consultation period. Maps showing the current speed limits within the roading network in each township of the Plains Ward were presented.
A member suggested that the 50km speed limit entering Kerepehi Town Road be moved further out to provide earlier warning to traffic to reduce speed.
Members agreed that a submission be sent to NZTA requesting that the 50km speed limit entering the eastern end of Ngatea Township be moved further east.
There were no other changes suggested to the bylaw affecting other areas within the Plains Ward.
As part of the consultation process, the Chairperson considered it would be beneficial if the Kerepehi Domain Committee, Waitakaruru Domain Committee and Turua Hall and Domain Committee representatives were sent a copy of the bylaw inviting them to provide feedback on the document affecting their areas. Staff advised that copies of the bylaw would be sent out to these representatives.
THAT the report be received, and
THAT the Ward Committee undertook a review of the Speed Limit Bylaw Statement of Proposal, and
THAT the 50km speed limit entering Kerepehi Town Road be moved further out to provide earlier warning to traffic to reduce speed, and
THAT a submission be sent to NZTA requesting that the 50km speed limit entering the eastern end of Ngatea Township be moved further east.
PLWC13/14 Challis/Tregidga CARRIED
The meeting closed at 9.40am.
G R Leonard
14 May 2013