Hauraki District Council
Waihi Ward Committee
MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE WAIHI WARD COMMITTEE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WILLIAM STREET, PAEROA ON TUESDAY 10 JUNE 2014 COMMENCING AT 2.30 PM
Crs H T Shepherd (Chairperson), M P McLean, P H Keall, A A Tubman and His Worship the Mayor, J P Tregidga
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), G Thomsen (Roading Manager), K Thompson (District Engineer), Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
There were no apologies.
There were no late items.
PRESENTATION – GO WAIHI
Brian Gentil (Town Promoter – Go Waihi) and Austin Rattray (Chairperson – Go Waihi) were in attendance and provided a detailed report updating the Ward members on the operation and activities of Go Waihi.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 13 May 2014 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
WWC14/28 McLean/Tubman CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received, and
THAT the correspondence from Goldfields Railway Inc., Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust, Sundaise 2015 and Waihi Central School be received.
WWC14/29 McLean/Tubman CARRIED
Goldfields Railway Inc.
The Projects Officer for the society seeks a waiver of the building consent fees relating to the relocation of a garage at 17 Wrigley Street, Waihi.
Planning and Consents personnel advises estimated cost of consent for this activity to be no more than $2,000.00.
THAT $600.00 is granted Goldfields Railway Inc. from the Waihi Ward Discretionary Fund in support of consent costs towards the relocation of a garage at 17 Wrigley Street, Waihi
WWC14/30 Tubman/Keall CARRIED
Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust
The Chairperson for the Trust seeks financial assistance with implementing signage along the length of the trail on the way to Waihi.
THAT $1400.00 is granted to the Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust from the Waihi Ward Discretionary Fund in support of implementing signage along the length of the trail from Waikino to Waihi CBD.
WWC14/31 McLean/Tubman CARRIED
The organiser for the Sundaise Festival seeks funding assistance towards a number of waste minimisation initiatives and compliance costs in relation to the 2015 event. The festival is a celebration of music, art and sustainability with a focus on recycling, composting, planting/propogating native trees as well as other key initiatives.
A breakdown of the costs was presented:
|Wash Against Waste||$660.00|
|Love NZ Recycling and Resources||$600.00|
|Compliance costs including resource consent renewal, food/environmental Health and Traffic Management.||$500.00|
THAT $500.00 is granted to the Sundaise 2015 from the Waihi Ward Discretionary Fund in support of waste minimisation initiatives and compliance costs.
WWC14/32 Shepherd/Tubman CARRIED
Waihi Central School
The Assistant Principal, on behalf of the Matariki Waihi 2011 Organising Group has written seeking financial assistance with resources for events that allow the community to experience what their children are learning at school.
THAT a grant of $300.00 be contributed to the Waihi Central School from the Waihi Ward Discretionary Fund towards the sound system for the Matariki Festival Event.
WWC14/33 Shepherd/Keall CARRIED
Subleasing Office Space – Waihi Events Centre (1216491)
Correspondence was presented from the co-ordinator of the Sport n Action Charitable Trust who have received a request from Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki requesting the use of office space in the Events Centre.
THAT the correspondence from Sport ‘n’ Action Waihi Charitable Trust be received, and
THAT the request from Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki for the use of office space at the Waihi Event Centre be supported.
WWC14/34 Shepherd/Keall CARRIED
Waihi Community Facilities and Recreational Development Fund Projects
Siting of the Mining Bogger to central Waihi Carpark
This project is now completed, with the interpretative signage ordered and ll be installed as soon as ready.
Future Invited Speakers
Grey Power – Merv Lauder
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Strategic Planner reported on the key points discussed at the Waihi Ward Long Term Plan LTP pre-consultation meetings.
Members were asked to review the summary of key points provided within the report and provide direction on which ones they wanted progressed within the 2014/15 year and which ones required further investigation in the Draft Long Term Plan.
The members communicated to staff the issues they considered to be a priority for their local communities, and should therefore be actioned in either the short or longer term.
THAT the report be received, and
THAT the Waihi Ward Committee establish actions to be taken from the summary list of points within the report which were raised at the LTP pre-consultation meetings.
WWC14/35 Shepherd/Tubman CARRIED
ROADING REPORT FOR MAY 2014 (1217023, 1214680)
Waihi Footpath Streetscape Remedial Options
A report was presented by the District Engineer and Roading Manager regarding options for the border tile replacement and infill for the town centre footpaths.
The report offered three options for the polished concrete paving tiles which form panel divisions in the town centre footpaths, and two optional types of pavement infill treatment. A number of photos were presented showing examples of border tiles and border infill.
The Committee requested that more investigation be undertaken to review further options for this remedial work and that these investigations are reported back to the Ward Committee.
THAT the report be received, and
THAT staff investigate further options for the replacement of the broken tiles, but ensuring that appearance of the existing streetscape materials is preserved, and
THAT staff will report on these investigations.
WWC14/36 Shepherd/Keall CARRIED
The meeting closed at 4.45pm.
H T Shepherd
15 July 2014