Hauraki District Council
Waihi Ward Committee
MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE WAIHI WARD COMMITTEE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WILLIAM STREET, PAEROA ON TUESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2014 COMMENCING AT 2.30 PM
Crs H T Shepherd (Chairperson), P H Keall and M P McLean
Messrs S Clark (Parks and Reserves Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of Cr A Tubman and His Worship the Mayor be received and sustained.
WWC14/48 Shepherd/Keall CARRIED
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.
- Request for use of Memorial Hall: Waihi Dahlia Club
- Request for Financial Assistance: Habitat Enhancement & Landcare Partnership (Waihi) Inc. (HELP)
The items were not on the agenda because the items were not available at the time of the agenda deadline.
Discussion on the items could not be delayed because they required a decision as soon as practicable and before the next meeting.
WWC14/49 McLean/Keall CARRIED
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 12 August 2014 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
WWC14/50 Keall/McLean CARRIED
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Guest Speaker – October
It was agreed that as the Youth Hub Co-ordinator, Karen Dodd was unavailable this month, she be invited to meet with the Ward Committee in October.
Consideration for 2015-25 LTP Waihi Ward – Proposed Capital Projects
Victoria Park Skate Bowl
The members requested that further consideration is given to the skate bowl being re-plastered as opposed to being removed.
The Parks and Reserves Manager advised he will seek costs of both re-plastering and removal of the skate bowl so an informed decision can be made.
Waihi Cemetery – Ashes Garden
The members proposed that this project needs to be brought forward from Year 3 to either year 1 or 2 due to the increase in the number of ashes burials at the cemetery.
Waihi CBD - Bike Rack Sites
At the August meeting, it was proposed that staff identify suitable sites for bike racks to be located in the CBD. As staff is still to undertake this task, it was agreed that the Parks and Reserves Manager meet with the Ward members to look at sites on a date to be confirmed.
The Community Services monthly report on activities for the month of August 2014 was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
WWC14/51 Keall/McLean CARRIED
Ward Funded Recreational Reserves
Victoria Park Play Renewals Seesaw and Modular
It was advised that the seesaw at the park has been vandalised and is in the process of being replaced.
Promotional Signage on Main Street Bogger
Mark Samson of the Gold Discovery Centre has approached Council seeking permission to attach a promotional sign, constructed of light weight corflute material to the bucket of the main Street Bogger. Staff suggested the signage be in place for a period 2 months.
THAT the Ward Committee grants permission for the Gold Discovery Centre to attach promotional signage on the Main Street bogger for a period of 2 months.
WWC14/52 Shepherd/McLean CARRIED
Updated Status of Actions raised by Ward Committee - August
- Staff to introduce Waihi Heritage Vision with the HRTCT when the Trust undertakes the interpretative signage on the Waihi to Waikino section of the Trail. Community Services Manager is working with the new HRTCT Administrator.
- Waihi Pump House lights not working. An electrician is presently looking at this issue.
Waihi library. Two open days have been held for expressions of interest. Minimal interest was shown.
- Staff to sort out the placement of a bike rack outside the Waihi museum. Suggestion to use the bigger of the 2 outside the old Waihi Library. – The Parks and Reserves Manager is progressing this.
- Staff to install bike racks at new Library/Service Centre. The Parks and Reserves Manager is progressing this.
COMMUNITY SERVICES/NETWORK SERVICES/PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
As part of the development of the 2015-25 Hauraki Long Term Plan being undertaken by the Strategic Planning Department, attached was a report and table (Appendix A) updating the progress of actions to date.
THAT the report be received.
WWC14/53 Shepherd/Keall CARRIED
LATE ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Request for use of Memorial Hall: Waihi Dahlia Club (1255464)
The President of the Waihi Dahlia Club has written requesting the use of the Memorial Hall in which to store their club trestles.
THAT the request to store trestles is approved but Council accepts no liability for the trestles, and
THAT Council cannot guarantee other Memorial Hall users will not use the trestles.
WWC14/54 Shepherd/Keall CARRIED
Request for Financial Assistance: Habitat Enhancement & Landcare Partnership (Waihi) Inc. (HELP) (1255462)
The (HELP) group have written seeking funding support towards their riparian planting project along the Mangatoetoe Stream, Waihi.
THAT the Ward Committee approves a grant of $3,000 per year for three years from Community Minor Reserves Budget towards the riparian planting along the Mangatoetoe Stream, Waihi.
WWC14/55 Shepherd/Keall CARRIED
The meeting closed at 3.23pm.
J M Bubb
14 October 2014