Hauraki District Council
Plains Ward Committee
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE PLAINS WARD COMMITTEE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WILLIAM STREET, PAEROA ON TUESDAY 16 JULY 2013 COMMENCING AT 9.00 AM
Cr G A Harris (Chairperson), B A Gordon and D E Challis
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), S Clark (Parks and Reserves Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of Cr Leonard and His Worship the Mayor, J P Tregidga be received and sustained.
PLWC13/31 Gordon/Challis CARRIED
There were no late items.
COMMUNITY POLICING UPDATE
NZ Police were unavailable to attend the meeting.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Plains Ward Committee held on Tuesday 11 June 2013 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
PLWC13/32 Harris/Gordon CARRIED
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
New Footpath Kaiaua School to Whakatiwai Settlement
Cr Harris updated the members on the discussion he had held with the Roading Manager regarding the proposed measures to improve the safety for school children using the route from the Whakatiwai Settlement to the Kaiaua primary school.
In discussions on the matter, it was agreed that the less costly option of lowering the speed limit to 50 kph at the location be adopted rather than the construction of a footpath.
Kaiaua Boating Club/Camping Area
The Community Services Manager updated the members on the status of further investigation concerning the Boating Club/Camping area following the hearing of submissions to the Freedom Camping Bylaw.
Ngatea Hall Sound System
The status of investigations into problems with the quality of the sound system was requested. Staff advised that it appears the tri-pod is faulty and is unable to be easily adjusted disadvantaging some people. The Community Development Officer is presently undertaking steps to address this problem.
Waharau Dump Station – Effluent Disposal
Community Services staff is awaiting feedback from NZMCA (NZ Motor Caravan Association) as regards to the existing dump station and is also seeking resource consent information from HDC’s Planning team to resolve this matter concerning the discharge of the effluent from the dump station.
The Community Development Officer’s monthly report was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
There were no requests received for financial assistance this month.
THAT the Community Development monthly report be received.
PLWC13/33 Challis/Gordon CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
PLWC13/34 Gordon/Challis CARRIED
Kaiaua – Kopu Leg of Hauraki Rail Trail - Teena Cornes and Adrian de Laborde
Teena Cornes (Chairperson of the Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust) and Adrian de Laborde (Hauraki Rail Tail – Project Manager) were in attendance and provided an update to the Committee on the progress of the Kaiaua to Kopu leg of the trail.
The update provided the following key points:
- Feasibility study to be undertaken to determine the route.
- Consultation is still required with iwi, DoC, farmers and other effected parties.
- Construction will be staged dependent on funding.
- Funding of $4million is needed to complete this section.
Ngatea Main Street Garden Renewals
It was requested that the Parks and Reserves Manager remove the damaged planter box that was shown for removal in the Ngatea Garden Main Street Renewal plan. Staff advised that once this year’s bed rebuilding and planting programme has been confirmed, it will be reported back to the Ward Committee for approval.
Swimming Pool – Pool Toy
At the end of the last pool season, one of Council’s pool toys had to be retired; having provided many years of service and being unable to be repaired.
Staff suggested that an effective solution for the future would be to have a pool toy at each facility that would provide greater level of service to the community, and minimise damage to the toys by minimising transportation between Councils pools.
This would require the purchase of two additional pool toys for the district pools costing a total of $17,655 with a third of the cost from each Ward of $5,885.00 to be paid from the Wards Community Recreational Facilities Development Fund.
THAT the Plains Ward Committee approves to share the cost of purchasing two additional pool toys with the Paeroa and Waihi Wards at a cost of $5,885.00, to be funded from the Plains Ward Community Facilities and Recreational Development Fund.
PLWC13/35 Gordon/Challis CARRIED
Minutes of the Ngatea Hall and Domain Management Committee meeting held on 16 May 2013 were presented for the information of the Committee.
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Ngatea Hall and Domain Management Committee held on 16 May 2013 be received.
PLWC13/36 Gordon/Challis CARRIED
The meeting closed at 10.30am.
G A Harris
13 August 2013