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 10 AUGUST 2010 COMMENCING AT 2.30 PM
Crs S G Baker (Chairperson), D M Carmine, M J Hayden, C Francis, H T Shepherd and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga (from 2.45)
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), Ms R Kirby (Community Services Facilities and Administration Manager/Acting Council Secretary)
COMMUNITY POLICING UPDATE
Police Officers, Holly Warner and Dave Litton (Waihi area) were in attendance to liaise on community policing matters.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 13 July 2010 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
WWC10/41 Hayden/Carmine CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
WWC10/42 Carmine/Francis CARRIED
REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The Waihi Ward Committee has an allocation of $7,990.00 for discretionary grants during this 2009/10 financial year.
The President for the centre writes advising that they are now in the final stages of the upgrade to their courts and due to the need to upgrade the power, have identified the costs to complete the upgrade.
The writer asks if Council could provide further assistance towards the cost of the power supply.
THAT the Ward grants $10,000 from the Community Facilities and Recreational Development Fund to the New World Waihi Netball Centre to cover the cost of the extra poles and lights and transportation of equipment involved in the upgrade of the power supply.
WWC10/43 Tregidga/Hayden CARRIED
The Coordinator for the society writes advising that they are planning a number of events over the next few months and ask for assistance with road closure expenses.
Road closures are required for events such as Goldfest, Market Day, the Trolley Derby, and Warm Up to Beach Hop with closure costs varying from $1300 ~ $1700. In addition to that it can cost up to $500.00 to have point’s men at the barricades.
It was agreed that staff further investigate the breakdown of costs before a decision is made on the matter.
"WELCOME TO THE DISTRICT" SIGNS
The Community Development Officer presented a follow up from the report presented to the Council meeting on the 29th July 2010. The outcome from that meeting was that each Ward is to identify what is to happen with each of the signs within their ward.
It was agreed that any additions to the current signs are addressed by the Committee which was established at the previous Council meeting to consider signage.
THAT all "Welcome to the District" signs are refurbished but remain in their present location.
WWC10/44 Francis/Hayden CARRIED
Heidi Penne and Peter Russell, representatives of Environment Waikato - Pest Plant Group were in attendance to present on the Waihi Privet Community Initiative.
Environment Waikato are concerned how to get the message across to the public about the eradication of Privet. It was suggested the Council could assist with articles in HDC pages in both the Hauraki Herald and the Waihi Leader.
A request has been received from an adjoining property owner to Pohutukawa Reserve requesting a branch of one of the Pohutukawa trees be removed.
THAT HDC will arrange the trimming of the branches from the Pohutukawa Reserve by an Arborist if the concerned property owner will contribute to half of the cost.
WWC10/45 Francis/Baker CARRIED
A letter has been received from a member of the community interested in starting up softball in Waihi. The correspondent would like to be able to use Morgan Park for a family type softball competition.
THAT permission is given for the use of Morgan Park for softball.
WWC10/46 Carmine/Francis CARRIED
ROADING REPORT FOR JULY 2010
The Roading Manager presented a report concerning alternative main routes which would avoid the Waihi town centre. This is based on an investigation that took place some years ago. The report set out the information leading up to the conclusions reached at that time, the conclusions themselves and the report recommendations.
The outcome of the discussion was that it would be sensible to delay any action to the route through Waihi until the outcome of investigation of other alternative routes that could affect the traffic flow through Waihi is known.
THAT the NZ Transport Agency be requested to look at pedestrian safety on State Highway 2 from Orchard Road through to Johnson Street, Waihi.
WWC10/47 Hayden/Carmine CARRIED
The meeting closed at 4.50pm.
S G Baker
14 September 2010