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 9 APRIL 2013 COMMENCING AT 2.30 PM
Crs S G Baker (Chairperson), D M Carmine, M P McLean, H T Shepherd, A A Tubman and His Worship the Mayor J P Tregidga 2.30 – 4.00pm
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), K D Thompson (District Engineer), Mr J McIver (Community Development Officer), G Thomsen (Roading Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
There were no apologies.
There were no late items.
PRESENTATION: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC DIRECTION
Chris Hale, Economic Development Officer spoke on Councils Economic Development Strategic Direction and presented (doc. #1037900) "Five Pillars of Economic Development". (29 KB)
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 12 March 2013 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
WWC13/20 Carmine/Shepherd CARRIED
The Community Development Officer’s monthly report was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
Helen Mackay 
Ms. Mackay writes seeking financial assistance for her daughter who has been selected to represent New Zealand in the U18 Junior Women’s Inline Hockey Team competing at the Junior Olympics in Los Angeles in July 2013.
It was agreed that as the applicant has fundraised herself considerably and shows dedication and commitment to the sport the members supported the request.
THAT the report be received, and
THAT the correspondence from Helen Mackay be received, and
THAT Ward grants $1,000.00 to Gina Davis in support of her representation of New Zealand in the U18 Junior Women’s Inline Hockey Team competing in Los Angeles in July 2013.
WWC13/21 Shepherd/McLean CARRIED
Aspiring Leaders Forum 
The Mayor has received a letter from the Aspiring Leaders Forum Trust seeking nominations for their 8th annual forum to be held in Wellington on 4-7 July 2013. The forum is for young people aged between 18 and 26 who exhibit leadership potential in their sphere of influence.
The members were asked to consider young people in their communities that could be considered for nomination to attend the forum.
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received.
WWC13/22 Carmine/Shepherd CARRIED
Waihi Cemetery Reseal of Roadways
The members requested that the reseal material used for the roadways be a fine chip and not larger chip.
Rail Trail Route into CBD
A brief discussion was held about the need to look at options for the most appropriate route into the CBD coming off the rail trail. It was felt that a number of considerations need to be thought through in detail in the near future before a final decision is made on the route into the CBD.
Gilmour Lake Playground
The members commended staff for the success of the playground project, stating they had received a lot of positive feedback.
District Swimming Pool Season Flexibility Report
It was advised that staff will present a report outlining options to allow for flexibility over the swimming season to Council on 24 April.
The matter was raised that the public may still wish to access the Domain to walk their dogs, but is unable to gain access due to locked gates. It was requested that staff arrange to have the small pedestrian gate repaired so that it closes automatically and erect a sign indicating that dogs are to be on leads on the Domain and all gates are to be shut.
Main Street Lighting
A member advised that the first three light poles from the Rosemont roundabout up the main street are not working and 1.5 legs on the poppet head are not working. Staff will follow up this matter.
The Roading Manager has reported on roading issues in the Waihi Ward for the consideration of the Committee.
Speed Limit Bylaw
The Roading Manager provided a report and presented the Statement of Proposal (SoP) on the Speed Limit Bylaw for the Ward Committee’s consideration. The Council is proposing the various changes set out in the Speed Limit Bylaw SoP.
The members were invited to review the document and determine if they wished to make a submission on any changes to the bylaw during the consultation period. Maps showing the current speed limits within the roading network in each township of the Waihi Ward were presented.
A member requested that consideration is given to extending the 50km area out to the end of both Bulltown and Savage Roads.
It was requested that the 50km area start at the intersection of Pohutukawa Drive.
There were no other changes suggested to the bylaw affecting other areas within the Waihi Ward.
THAT the report be received, and
THAT the Ward Committee reviews the Speed Limit Bylaw Statement of Proposal, and
THAT the 50km area be extended out to the end of both Bulltown and Savage Roads, Waihi.
WWC13/23 Tubman/Shepherd CARRIED
THAT the 50km area starts at the intersection of Pohutukawa Drive, Whiritoa.
WWC13/24 McLean/Carmine CARRIED
The meeting closed at 4.20pm.
S G Baker
14 May 2013