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 JULY 2012 COMMENCING AT 2.30 PM
Crs S G Baker (Chairperson), D M Carmine, M P McLean, H T Shepherd and A A Tubman
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer), M Buttimore (Strategic Planning Projects Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of His Worship the Mayor, J P Tregidga be received and sustained.
WWC12/54 Tubman/Carmine 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.
- Sport ‘n’ Action Waihi – Funding Update
- Whiritoa Rural Fire Force - Fire Appliance
- Golden Link/Correnso Project Update
The items were not on the agenda because the items were unavailable at the time of the agenda deadline.
Discussion on the items could not be delayed because the items required the consideration of the Committee before the next meeting.
WWC12/55 Tubman/Shepherd CARRIED
Presentation: Sport ‘n’ Action Waihi
Mark Samson, Chairman of Waihi Sport n Action Trust and Mark Skinner were in attendance to update the Ward members on the progress of the Trust towards the plans for Waihi Recreation and Community Centre.
The project is centred on the redevelopment of Morgan Park and Waihi Event Centre.
Their update focussed on:
- Proposed works in Stage One
- Project support from Council
The members were requested to decide whether they supported ‘in principle’ that more investigative work be carried out on the Events Centre and Morgan Park to establish the viability of changes to the Events Centre and sports fields within Morgan Park.
THAT the Sport n Action Trust is granted permission to undertake geotech, surveying and building investigations on the Waihi Events Centre and Morgan Park, and
THAT a project letter of support be provided to Sport n Action Trust, and
THAT the Long Term Plan projects associated with Waihi’s Event centre and Morgan Park, that are of common interest to the Sport n Action Trusts objectives, be considered as a potential funding source towards the project.
WWC12/56 Shepherd/McLean CARRIED
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 12 June 2012 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
WWC12/57 McLean/Shepherd CARRIED
The Community Development Officer’s monthly report was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Development monthly report be received, and
THAT $500.00 be granted to the Thames Valley Embroiderers Guild (Waihi) in support of their NZ History Project.
WWC12/58 McLean/Baker CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
WWC12/59 Carmine/Tubman CARRIED
ANNUAL PLAN PROJECTS
Waihi Cycleway Railway Station to Town Centre
A discussion was held regarding the preferred route for the rail trail into the Waihi CBD. Staff asked for feedback from the Ward members as to their preference to a suitable route from the proposed Rail Trail Terminus to the Town centre.
A number of routes were suggested and discussed. In conclusion, it was agreed that staff investigate the possibility of using the Victoria Street route into town.
THAT staff investigate the possibility of using the Victoria Street option as the preferred route to the town centre.
WWC12/60 Carmine/Tubman CARRIED
Whiritoa Rural Fire Force – Fire Appliance
The current unfunded costs associated with the upgrade of the new Whiritoa Fire Appliance was carried out by Councils workshop staff and has been left as a debt of the Whiritoa Rural Fire Force owing to Council.
THAT the Waihi Ward recommends to Council, that the unfunded costs associated with the upgrade of the new Whiritoa Fire Appliance that was carried out by the Council Workshop be charged to the Rural Fire activity in the year ended 30 June 2012.
WWC12/61 Shepherd/McLean CARRIED
LATE ITEM OF BUSINESS
Cr Carmine excused herself from the meeting at 3.20pm due to a conflict of interest and took no part in the briefing or discussion of the following item.
Golden Link/Correnso Project Update
The Strategic Planning Projects Manager briefed the members on the project.
Cr Carmine returned to the meeting at 3.40pm.
The Community Services report continued.
Request to Mow – Cnr. Stringer Lane and Poland Street, Waikino
Staff advised that this matter has now been resolved at a site meeting with the property owners.
The meeting closed at 4.00pm
S G Baker
14 August 2012