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 11 NOVEMBER 2014 COMMENCING AT 9.00 AM
Crs G R Leonard (Chairperson), G A Harris, B A Gordon, D H Swales and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga (9.00-11.10am)
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer), R Ashley (Community Services Operations Manager), S Clark (Parks and Reserves Manager), Ms R Kirby (D Peddie (Finance Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
There were no apologies.
There were no late items.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Plains Ward Committee held on Tuesday 14 October 2014 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
PLWC14/60 Swales/Gordon CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities for the month of October 2014 was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received, and
THAT the correspondence from Kaiaua Boating Club be received.
PLWC14/61 Harris/Swales CARRIED
Request for Financial Assistance: Kaiaua Boating Club
A representative for the club has written requesting assistance with the cost of dredging the channel that the club and public use at their marina.
THAT the Kaiaua Boating Club Plains be granted $958.30 from the Ward Discretionary Fund in support of the cost to dredge the channel that the club and public use at their marina.
PLWC14/62 Gordon/Swales CARRIED
Social Initiatives Project
The Community Development Manager advised that a planner to undertake this project has been recruited. The project will commence in February 2015.
Waharau Dump Station
The Project Manager HRT / Technical Services Manager was in attendance and updated the members on the progress of the dump station upgrade.
The Project Manager HRT / Technical Services Manager provided the monthly report on the progress of the Kaiaua to Kopu leg of the rail trail.
Meetings with Ngati Whanaunga and Ngati Paoa Iwi have been undertaken. There was minimal feedback received on areas of interest.
NZTA – Funding Request for the Piako River Bridge
The Technical Services Manager advised that staff is still awaiting feedback from NZTA regarding a funding request for the Piako River Bridge which links the Kaiaua to Kopu section of the cycleway. After discussion, the members agreed that their concern regarding this matter be raised with the Operations Committee.
THAT the report be received.
PLWC14/63 Swales/Harris CARRIED
Ngatea Public Swimming Pool
The Parks and Reserves Manager updated the Committee on the plan for the operation of the pool over the 2014-15 season.
A brief discussion was held regarding the shared use of pool by Ngatea Primary School and Hauraki Plains College.
Ngatea Garden Renewals
The Parks and Reserves Manager updated on the progress of the Ngatea Main Street gardens upgrade.
Minutes of the Ngatea Hall and Domain Management Committee meeting held on 21 August 2014 were presented by Cr Leonard for the information of the Committee.
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Ngatea Hall and Domain Management Committee held on 21 August 2014 be received.
PLWC14/64 Leonard/Harris CARRIED
The Community Services Facilities & Administration Manager was in attendance and reported on the Draft Public Toilet Strategy 2014. A copy of which was available.
Feedback was requested to recommendations in the draft strategy which provided some guidance for the members to consider for the provision of public toilets in the district.
Discussion was held regarding the level of service for the public toilets at Kaiaua and Turua due to the increase in visitors using the Kaiaua to Kopu section of the Rail Trail.
THAT the report be received.
PLWC14/65 Leonard/Harris CARRIED
2015-25 LONG TERM PLAN - PLAINS WARD ESTIMATES – FIRST CONSIDERATION (1280750 (82 KB), Appendix A: 1284606, Appendix B: 1284605)
The Finance Manager reported on the first consideration of the 2015-25 Long Term Plan – Estimates. Copies of the estimates and capital programme were available for the member’s consideration.
The Mayor left the meeting at 11.10am.
THAT the report be received, and
THAT the changes to the estimates and capital programme be included in the 2015-25 Long Term Plan.
PLWC14/66 Harris/Swales CARRIED
The meeting closed at 11.20am.
G R Leonard
9 December 2014