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 14 MAY 2013 COMMENCING AT 2.30PM
Crs S G Baker (Chairperson), D M Carmine, M P McLean, H T Shepherd and A A Tubman and B A Gordon (Deputy Mayor)
Messrs S B Fabish (Community Services Manager), J McIver (Community Development Officer), G Thomsen (Roading Manager) and Ms C Black (Council Secretary)
THAT the apology of His Worship the Mayor, J P Tregidga be received and sustained.
There were no late items.
COMMUNITY POLICING UPDATE
NZ Police staff Senior Sgt. Aaron Fraser was in attendance. Sgt. Fraser introduced himself to the Committee and advised the members that he has been temporarily seconded to Waihi from Tauranga. He provided a brief summary of general issues around criminal activity and policing in Waihi and received feedback from the Committee on various points of issue.
PRESENTATION: Sport ‘n’ Action Trust (doc. # 1052739)
Mark Samson of the Sport n Action Trust provided a presentation on the Morgan Park Sports project.
The Trust seeks further funding of $40,000 towards the project.
THAT Sport n Action Trust formally writes to Council requesting a further release of funding of $40,000 towards the project to be considered at the meeting of 29 May 2013.
WWC13/26 Carmine/Shepherd CARRIED
PRESENTATION: Vision Waihi Trust – Cycle Trail Route into Waihi CBD (doc. # 1052740)
Mark Samson, also a member of the Vision Waihi Trust provided a PowerPoint presentation for discussion on options for the proposed rail trail route from the Waihi Railway Station to the CBD.
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Waihi Ward Committee held on Tuesday 9 April 2013 are confirmed and are a true and correct record.
WWC13/27 Tubman/McLean CARRIED
The Community Development Officer’s monthly report was presented for the Committee’s consideration.
THAT the Community Development monthly report be received.
WWC13/28 Carmine/Shepherd CARRIED
The balance of funds in the Ward Discretionary Fund as at the 14th of May 2013 is $3,799.38.
REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Waihi East School 
A representative for the primary school has written seeking financial support for their Matariki Festival project.
The festivities are programmed to start on the 16 June and will include a dawn viewing, cluster school hikoi, tapawae tournament, and community celebrations, entertainment from each participating school, Maori kai, crafts as well as spot prizes. The project will run over two weeks.
The Waihi East School is responsible for the promotion of the festival and have quoted $1470 (GST exclusive) for the supply of a banner and 8 billboards.
The writer seeks a grant of $490.00.
THAT the correspondence from Waihi East School be received, and
THAT $490.00 is granted from the Waihi Ward Discretionary Fund to the Waihi East School in support of their Matariki Festival project.
WWC13/29 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.
WWC13/30 Tubman/Carmine CARRIED
Waihi Netball Centre: Morgan Park - Car Park Lighting (1046952)
A letter has been received from the President of the Waihi Netball Centre raising her concern that the lighting of the public Morgan Park car park is being fed from their power metre. During the summer months when the centre is not being used they are still receiving a power charge for $40.00 per month for car park lighting.
They ask that Council address this issue.
THAT the power usage for the carpark be paid for from the Morgan Park budget until August 2013.
WWC13/31 Shepherd/Mclean CARRIED
The Roading Manager reported on a roading matter for the Ward Committee’s consideration.
Waihi Main Street Pavers
The report submitted a Technical Services report dealing with issues about the Waihi Main Street Pavers, for the committee’s consideration following a number of incidents relating to the condition of the pavers in the CBD area of Waihi.
Consideration was also given to developing a framework/strategy for the ongoing maintenance and renewal of this component of the footpath asset.
The report made recommendations to deal with maintenance and renewal items.
THAT the report be received, and
THAT the extent of work to be undertaken within the Waihi CBD relating to pavers be defined, and
THAT a programme be drawn up to undertake the defined extent of work within available maintenance and renewal budgets and reported back to the Ward Committee at the meeting of 11 June 2013.
WWC13/32 Carmine/Shepherd CARRIED
The meeting closed at 4.20pm.
S G Baker
11 June 2013