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Waihi Ward Committee


MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE WAIHI WARD COMMITTEE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WILLIAM STREET, PAEROA ON TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2012 COMMENCING AT 2.30 PM


PRESENT

Crs S G Baker (Chairperson), D M Carmine, M P McLean, H T Shepherd, A A Tubman and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga

IN ATTENDANCE
Messrs K D Thompson (District Engineer), Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer), R Ashley (Community Services Operations Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)


APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.


LATE ITEMS

There were no late items.


CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 7 DECEMBER 2011 (831629)

RESOLVED

THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 7 December 2011 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.

WWC12/04 Carmine/McLean CARRIED

MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 31 JANUARY 2012 (842515)

RESOLVED

THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 31 January 2012 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.

WWC12/05 Carmine/McLean CARRIED


COMMUNITY SERVICES

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTHLY REPORT (843756, 845941, 843280) (19 KB) Adobe Acrobat PDF document


REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 

RESOLVED

THAT the report be received.

WWC12/06 Tubman/Shepherd CARRIED


1st Waihi Scout Group [845941]

The Group Leader writes to the Ward requesting financial assistance with the painting of the Scout Den.

The writer advises that the walls of the scout den are deteriorating and is in need of repainting before the damage becomes permanent.

Also attached was a $6,650 quote to paint the exterior of the scout den; the group seek a grant of $3,000.

A member suggested the group also consider seeking funding towards the project from other sources i.e. Newmont Waihi Gold Ltd.

RESOLVED

THAT the letter from 1st Waihi Scout Group be received, and

THAT the Waihi Ward Committee grants $1,000.00 to the 1st Waihi Scout Group in support of the repaint of the Scout Den.

WWC12/07 Shepherd/Carmine CARRIED


Green Paper for Vulnerable Children (843280)

The government has written a discussion paper on how New Zealand can better protect abused, neglected and disadvantaged children. The paper proposes a number of ideas on how things might change to improve the situation for vulnerable children.

The green paper is an opportunity for the public, individuals and organisations, to have a say about what they think the priorities are and what they would like to see happen to improve the situation for children in New Zealand.

It was agreed that this item should be referred to Council to consider due to the fact that it is a central government initiative and a submission should be sent to them ministry from Council.

RESOLVED

THAT the Community Development monthly report be received, and

THAT a late item be presented to Council at the meeting of 15 February recommending a submission be prepared on behalf of Council to the Ministry in support of the initiative.

PWC12/08 Carmine/Tubman CARRIED


COMMUNITY SERVICES MONTHLY REPORT (842845, 842850) (1529 KB)
 Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.

RESOLVED

THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.

PWC12/09 McLean/Tubman CARRIED


Waihi Town Entrance and Cemetery Signage Renewals

It was agreed that staff meet with the Ward Councillors to review sites for new signage once the Long Term Plan considerations have been completed.


Main Street – Xmas Lighting and Poppet Head Lighting

It was agreed that the main street Xmas lights be installed and illuminated from 01 December to 31 January each year.

It was agreed that the poppet head lights be illuminated all year round.

RESOLVED

THAT that the main street Xmas lights be installed and illuminated from 01 December to 31 January each year, and

THAT the poppet head lights be illuminated all year round.

PWC12/10 McLean/Shepherd CARRIED


Waihi Memorial Hall – Flag Pole

The members asked when the flagpole will be installed in front of the hall. Staff advised they will follow up this matter.


Morgan Park Rugby League (842850)

Staff has received a letter from a new Rugby League club that has formed in Waihi.

The Club requests the use of Morgan Parks Rugby Field for their use on Wednesday nights for training, and Sundays for Games. In addition the club requests that the Ward considers the replacement of the existing goal posts that are currently in use at Morgan Park.

It was decided that Cr McLean (Sports and Recreation Portfolio Holder) contact both the Rugby Union and Rugby League representatives to discuss shared use of the area and report back to the Ward.

RESOLVED

THAT the correspondence be received, and

THAT Crs Shepherd and McLean meet with the Rugby Union and Rugby League Club representatives to discuss the shared use of the reserve.

PWC12/11 Shepherd/McLean CARRIED


WAIHI RUGBY CLUB REQUEST FOR USE OF COUNCIL RESERVE (841295, 843768, 843769)

A report and supporting information from the Chief Executive was presented regarding a request from the Waihi Athletic Rugby Football and Sports Union (WARFSU) for the use of an area of recreation reserve adjacent to the Waihi Rugby Park.

RESOLVED

THAT the report be received, and

THAT Council approves the use of the area of reserve to the north east of the Waihi Rugby Club grounds for training and youth rugby games, and

THAT an appropriate lease agreement be entered into identifying the acceptable uses of the area and controlling the placement of facilities, and

THAT Council fund the mowing of the reserve, and

THAT the District carries the cost for the resource consent to allow the Waihi Athletic Rugby Football and Sports Union (WARFSU) the use of the reserve.

PWC12/12 Carmine/McLean CARRIED

The meeting closed at 4.00pm.

CONFIRMED  

 

   

S G Baker

Mayor

13 March 2012