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 15 JUNE 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
R G Paterson (Community Services Manager), K D Thompson (District Engineer), Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer), R Ashley (Community Services Operations Manager), Mr S Clark (Parks & Reserves Manager), K Hurd (Policy Analyst) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
There were no apologies.
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.
- Council Representation on Waikino Liaison Committee
The item was not on the agenda because the item was unavailable at the time of the agenda deadline.
Discussion on the item could not be delayed because confirmation of the appointee to the Committee required consideration as soon as practicable.
WWC10/29 Carmine/Francis CARRIED
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 11 May 2010 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
WWC10/30 Shepherd/Hayden CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
WWC10/31 Francis/Hayden CARRIED
REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The Chief Fire Officer writes advising that the force is holding their annual honours night to thank those that have helped and sponsored them and to thank the crew for their hard work.
The officer asks the Ward for a grant of $500.00 towards this event.
THAT $500.00 be granted from the Waihi Ward Discretionary Fund to the Whiritoa Volunteer Rural Fire Force Inc. in support of their annual Honours Night.
WWC10/32 Francis/Carmine CARRIED
The Development Officer of the Trust writes advising that they plan to hold the second annual duathlon in Waihi on Sunday 1 August 2010. The route will be the same as last year and they hope to raise funds for the Trust and for Waihi Rugby Club.
The writer also advises that they are seeking sponsors for the event to cover the associated costs such as timing device ($150), race bibs ($150) race packs, spot prizes, advising and St Johns Ambulance. They seek Council’s support for this community event.
THAT $500.00 be granted from the Waihi Ward Discretionary Fund to Sport ‘n’ Action Waihi in support of their second annual duathlon to be held in Waihi on Sunday 1 August 2010.
WWC10/33 Shepherd/Hayden CARRIED
The Captain for the Corps wrote seeking a grant to cover the cost of refuse fees in December 2009. The decision of the Waihi Ward committee at the 9 February 2010 meeting was that the request be reconsidered in July 2010.
With less call for financial assistance than anticipated this term, the Committee were asked to reconsider the request for assistance from the Salvation Army Waihi.
THAT $1,000.00 is granted from the Waihi Ward Discretionary Fund to the Salvation Army Waihi Corp. to cover the cost of refuse fees.
WWC10/34 Carmine/Francis CARRIED
Trust Waikato – Mobile Art Caravan
The Chief Executive for Trust Waikato writes advising that they have purchased a piece of public art called "Holidays at Huntly" by acclaimed sculpture Peter Lange. The Trust would like to offer this art for public display around the region and asks if Council would be interested in having it in our district for a short period.
The members were in support that the caravan be displayed in the town centre. It was suggested that it be displayed over the summer period when the summer arts festival is held from November 2010 to January 2011.
THAT the Ward supports that he Trust Waikato Mobile Art caravan is displayed in the town centre at a location to be confirmed during the period November 2010 – January 2011.
WWC10/35 Carmine/Hayden CARRIED
Waihi Community Vision AGM
The members were advised that the public meeting for the biennial appointment of four public members will be advertised prior to the next meeting of the Waihi Community Vision group.
The Policy Analyst presented a report and requested the Ward Committees approval of a campaign to raise awareness of the effects that liquor related domestic violence has on youth.
A team of people have worked in support of the campaign, and as a token of appreciation, it was requested that funding be provided to purchase gifts for three of the team members.
THAT the report be received; and
THAT the Waihi Ward Committee provide a thank you gift to three members of the ‘Domestic Violence and Liquor Campaign’ working party to the value of up to $60.00.
WWC10/36 Carmine/Hayden CARRIED
LATE ITEMS OF BUSINESS
COUNCIL REPRESENTATION ON WAIKINO LIAISON COMMITTEE
Due to the recent change in the community membership of the Waikino Liaison Committee, the Liaison Committee has requested confirmation of Councils appointee to the committee
It was agreed that as Cr Hayden is the current Council appointee that he remain in the role until the triennial election.
The meeting closed at 3.30pm.
S G Baker
13 July 2010