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 12 MARCH 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 (from 2.50pm)
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), S Clark (Parks and Reserves Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology for lateness of His Worship the Mayor, J P Tregidga be received and sustained.
WWC13/12 Tubman/Shepherd CARRIED
There were no late Items.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 12 February 2013 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
WWC13/13 Carmine/McLean CARRIED
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
CBD Pavement Sweeping Update
In consideration of the sweeping machine cleaning the tiled areas of the street where a number of the tiles are broken, it was proposed that the Roading Manager undertake a walk with the members of the Committee to identify these areas.
PRESENTATION: Habitat Enhancement and Landcare Partnership (HELP)
Representatives of the group, Mr Warwick Buckman and Brian Atcher were in attendance to address the Committee on a request for support ‘in principle’ towards the rehabilitation of the riparian strip of Mangatoetoe Stream which runs through the centre of Waihi.
The Committee gave their support towards the project in principle.
Staff advised that as the stream is the responsibility of the Waikato Regional Council (WRC) the group liaise with the WRC representative responsible for the Waihi area to discuss their proposed project with them directly.
THAT the Waihi Ward Committee supports ‘in principle’ the rehabilitation of the riparian strip of the Mangatoetoe Stream.
WWC13/14 Carmine/Shepherd CARRIED
The Community Development Officer’s monthly report was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Development monthly report be received.
WWC13/15 McLean/Shepherd CARRIED
The Community Services monthly report on activities was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Services monthly report be received, and
WWC13/16 Carmine/Tubman CARRIED
CBD Street Sweeper Update
Staff advised that pavement and curb and channel sweeping commenced in Waihi on 6th March.
The members suggested that staff publish the dates when the sweeper will be operational in the Waihi CBD in the local paper for the information of the retailers and public.
The Parks and Reserves Manager tabled pool usage statistics from 10 November to 10 March 2012/13 and presented an update on the operation of the pool over the season.
Council determined in the 2012-22 LTP that the pool season would be reduced this year. Staff through consultation with users, ensured that the shortened season would best suit the users and that the pool would be staffed appropriately. Any extension to this season would have proven to be significantly difficult to resource.
Due to the prolonged hot weather, there has been a request from the Waihi Swim Club to extend the season.
It was agreed that due to Council being unable to secure lifeguards for this extended period, the pool season cannot be changed and the request be declined.
The members supported that options are considered to allow the pool season to be extended if hot weather persists in future.
THAT staff provide a report to the next Ward meeting summarising the 2012/13 swimming pool season and provide options for the operational period of the pool over the 2013/14 season to include flexibility to allow for seasonal changes in the future, and
THAT staff place an article in the HDC page of the local newspaper indicating that Council will be reviewing the operation of the pool for the swimming season.
WWC13/17 Carmine/McLean CARRIED
Mowing – Request for Mowing (1031597)
Staff has received a request from a Bulltown Road resident requesting that Williams Street Waihi is included in Councils urban roadside mowing schedule. The resident states that there is no pavement on William Street and that the long grass makes it difficult for pedestrians.
THAT the request be declined.
WWC13/18 Shepherd/Carmine CARRIED
Gilmour Lake – Playground Fencing
Staff advised that after discussion with Ward Committee members it was decided that a safety fence was essential to go around the perimeter of the junior playground at Gilmour Park as the placement is quite close to the lakes edge.
The cost of installing a fence similar to a pool fence is approximately $6,800. It was agreed that this fencing shall be funded from Community Facilities and Recreational Development Fund.
THAT the Waihi Ward Committee approves that a safety fence is installed around the perimeter of the junior playground at Gilmour Park, and
THAT the cost of the fence be funded from the Community Facilities and Recreational Development Fund.
WWC13/19 Carmine/McLean CARRIED
The meeting closed at 3.55pm.
S G Baker
9 April 2013