Scenery Car House

Hot Topics

COVID-19 Council Updates

Our services at Alert Level 1.

Service Request Online

Do you have a Council related problem that requires attention?

Kerbside Collections

Week 1 begins Monday 30 November 2020


Tirohia Landfill Resource Consent

View information about this application.

Proposed Plan Change 4

Submissions are available to view and further submissions are open until 16 Nov.

Ngatea Footpath Project

Read our e-newsletter updates

New mining proposal

New Waihi mining proposal shared with Council


Love Hauraki

Support Local
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 10 APRIL 2012 COMMENCING AT 9.00 AM


PRESENT
Crs G R Leonard (Chairperson D E Challis and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga

IN ATTENDANCE
Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer), R Ashley (Community Services Operations Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)


APOLOGIES

RESOLVED

THAT the apology of Crs B A Gordon and G A Harris be received and sustained.

PLWC12/13 Challis/Leonard CARRIED


LATE ITEMS

There were no late items.


CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 13 MARCH 2012 (867744)

RESOLVED

THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Plains Ward Committee held on Tuesday 13 March 2012 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.

PLWC12/14 Challis/Tregidga CARRIED


MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES


Kaiaua Bowling Club Remedial Works

It was requested that it be confirmed where the funding is coming from for this project. The Chairperson stated she has been advised by the Community Services Manager that the balance of the Ward Community Facilities and Recreational and Development Fund is $240,000. The cost of the project is $14,000. 


COMMUNITY SERVICES

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTHLY REPORT (867893, Appendix A: 868431, 873159, Appendix B: 873415) (21 KB) Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The Community Development Officer’s monthly report was presented for the Committee’s consideration.

RESOLVED

THAT the Community Development monthly report be received.

PLWC12/15 Leonard/Challis CARRIED


Kaiaua School [868431, 873159]

The Principal of the primary school writes seeking financial assistance to help with the running costs for their swimming pool.

Under their previous Council – Franklin District Council – the school had a funding agreement that expires this (2011/2012) term. A copy of the agreement was attached.

The Principal advises that swimming instructions are taking place after school for members of the community including some students.

The members requested clarification on/if there is a policy on funding rural school pools and what are the implications of this process.

RESOLVED

THAT the letter from Kaiaua School be received, and

THAT Community Services Manager provides a report to Council on the implications of funding of rural school pools.

PLWC12/16 Challis/Tregidga CARRIED


Kaiaua Boating Club [873415]

The Honorary Secretary for the club writes requesting assistance with the cost of dredging the

Channel the club and public use at their marina.

The club has paid for dredging channel and pontoon maintenance as well as public liability insurance since 1993 with funds from membership, marina use fees and various competitions.

RESOLVED

THAT the letter from Kaiaua Boating Club be received, and

THAT Ward Committee contributes $1,000.00 to the Kaiaua Boating club from the Plains Ward Discretionary Fund.

PLWC12/17 Tregidga/Challis CARRIED


COMMUNITY SERVICES MONTHLY REPORT (867594) (245 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.

PLWC12/18 Tregidga/Challis CARRIED


Pool Report

Hauraki District’s pools have now closed for the season. Staff have scheduled a season debrief where operational staff and management can reflect on the seasons performance. Key points raised in this de-brief shall be reported in the next months Ward report.


Annual Plan Projects 2011/12

The Community Services Operations Manager took the members through the status of annual plan projects.


Beautification - Ngatea Main Street Gardens

Staff advised that $5,000.00 has been allocated in the 2011/12 for this project. The Chairperson requested that this funding be put towards the renovation of the pedestrian centre gardens in accordance with the Main Street garden plan agreed to.


Ray’s Rest Reserve

Staff advised that the bollards and chain that were installed at the southern end of Rays Rest to stop people camping at the front of the bird sanctuary area have been removed again. Staff is acting on information received with regards to this and the matter may be referred to the police.

Further discussion was held of how to address this ongoing problem of the bollards being removed at the location.

It was suggested staff investigate the issue of who is removing the bollards with a view to talking with them to see if a resolution can be reached.

Agreement was reached that Cr Leonard contact the Campervan Association to seek feedback from them if they consider a ‘turn around’ area is required by their members as presently they may be using the restricted area as a turnaround.

To address the issue of people camping in the restricted area by the bird sanctuary, it was requested that staff erect more direct signage stating ‘Camping is Prohibited’ at the southern end of Ray’s Rest at the location of the bird sanctuary informing the public that this a protected area and provide the reasons why.

RESOLVED

THAT the Cr Leonard speak with the Campervan Association to seek feedback from them if the consider a ‘turn around’ area is required by their members, and

THAT Staff erect more direct signage stating ‘Camping is Prohibited’ at the southern end of Ray’s Rest at the location of the bird sanctuary stating that this a protected area, and

THAT staff act on information received as regards to the ongoing issue of the bollards being removed.

PLWC12/19 Leonard/Challis CARRIED


Turua Jetty

Following the Ward Committee’s decision to request that local trade’s people complete the work within a confirmed time period; staff has received a response from one of the contractors who has provided a quote that he can complete the work by the end of May 2012. A third quote has been received which did not provide a great deal of detail.

RESOLVED

THAT Cr Leonard is delegated to work with staff on awarding the contract to the preferred contractor.

PLWC12/20 Tregidga/Challis CARRIED

The meeting closed at 10.35am.

CONFIRMED


   

G R Leonard

Chairperson

15 May 2012