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Riverton/Aparima Community Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of Riverton/Aparima Community Board held in the SDC Office, Riverton, 117 Palmerston Street, Riverton on Monday, 10 April 2017 at 5.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Blair Stewart

 

Deputy Chairperson

Jan Breayley

 

Members

Neil Linscott

 

 

Corey Mennell

 

 

Graeme Stuart

 

 

Andrew Wilson

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Group Manager, Community and Futures (Rex Capil), Committee Advisor (Alyson Hamilton) and Community Partnerships Leader (Simon Moran).

 

 


Riverton/Aparima Community Board

10 April 2017

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1          Apologies

 

Resolution

Moved Member Linscott, seconded Member Stuart  and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board accept the apology for non-attendance from Councillor Perham.

 

2          Leave of absence

 

There were no requests for leave of absence.

 

3          Conflict of Interest

 

There were no conflicts of interest declared.

 

4          Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

5          Extraordinary/Urgent Items

 

There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.

 

6          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution

Moved Member Mennell, seconded Member Breayley  and resolved:

That the minutes of Riverton/Aparima Community Board meeting held on 20 February 2017 be confirmed as a true and correct record.

 

Reports

 

7.1

New Triennium 2016-2019 - New Approach

Record No:         R/17/3/4149

 

Rex Capil (Group Manager, Community and Futures) presented the report.

 

Mr Capil advised the purpose of the report is to advise the Board that Council has been undertaking some significant changes over the past two years.

 

Mr Capil explained Council has utilized the new triennium 2016-2019 and the October 2016 elections to introduce a number of changes that have a greater external focus, involving the interface with communities and the Council’s own community governance structures.

 

Resolution

Moved Member Mennell, seconded Member Stuart  and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board:

a)         Receives the report titled “New Triennium 2016-2019 - New Approach” dated 4 April 2017.


7.2

Council Report

Record No:         R/17/3/5902

 

Simon Moran (Community Partnerships Leader) presented the report.

 

Mr Moran advised the purpose of the report is to provide an overview of key issues across the Southland District, as well as high level local issues from various Council units.

 

Mr Moran informed the report highlighted various issues of interest.  Particular highlights included:

 

×          Fresh water management

×          Around the Mountain Cycle Trail

×          Southland Regional Development Strategy (SoRDs)

×          Animal Control

×          Riverton Library usage remains unchanged on the same period last year

×          Riverton Library internet usage decreased by 4%

 

Mr Moran advised the projects in Riverton are at various stages, the barbeque will be ready for installation in April, and the soundshell development will be ready for planting in April/May.

 

Mr Moran added the track widening on Taramea Bay is underway and will be completed in 4-6 weeks.

 

Members noted the building consent application for the replacement grandstand at the recreational reserve is currently on hold awaiting feedback from Environment Southland regarding the grandstand being situated in a Coastal Hazard area.

 

Mr Moran informed the Havelock Street kerbing has been moved out to next year whilst a report on the drainage effects is completed.

 

Mr Moran advised the skate park shelter has been in use for several months and the only ongoing issue is children climbing on it.   

 

The Board was advised work on the water treatment plant has been completed and it is anticipated the new well source for the Riverton Water Supply will be commissioned at the end of April beginning of May.  The community to be advised closer to the time.

Mr Moran advised in regards to the finance report operational expenditure cost centres are generally tracking slightly under budget. The main contributors are cemetery internments (-$6k), street works maintenance general and general projects (-$8K) and stormwater maintenance (-$14k).

1          The Chair expressed concern at free Wifi being available 24/7 to the public at the Riverton office/library.  Member Stewart advised the effect of this is visitors are parking outside the office at nights, sitting in the doorway, leaving litter and in some instances campervans are parking at the rear of the office and camping for the night.

 

2          Mr Moran felt this is a library matter and as such suggested further monitoring by staff at the office be undertaken in regards to litter issues and possible campervans camping overnight and this information be forwarded to the Board in due course.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Member Wilson, seconded Member Stuart  and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board:

a)         Receives the report titled “Council Report” dated 4 April 2017.

 

 

7.3

Recently Adopted Policies

Record No:         R/17/3/3811

 

Simon Moran (Community Partnerships Leader) presented the report.

 

Mr Moran advised that the report was to inform the Board of policies that had been adopted by the Southland District Council.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Member Wilson, seconded Chairperson Stewart  and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board:

a)         Receives the report titled “Recently Adopted Policies” dated 27 March 2017.

b)         Notes that the Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy and the Stewart Island/Rakiura Visitor Levy Policy came into effect on 23 February 2017.

 

c)         Notes that the Remission and Postponement of Rates on Maori Freehold Land Policy will come into effect on 1 July 2017.

 

7.4

Grazing Part Riverton Cemetery

Record No:         R/17/3/4449

 

Alyson Hamilton (Committee Advisor) presented the report.

 

Mrs Hamilton advised the purpose of the report is to consider a recommendation that grazing of part of the Riverton Cemetery be allocated to Graeme William Halder and Peter Douglas Halder.

 

Mrs Hamilton informed the Licence issued to Messrs Graeme and Peter Halder for grazing stock on part of the Riverton Cemetery expired on 31 March 2017.

 

Mrs Hamilton added it is proposed that a new licence be issued to Messrs Halder for a term of five years from 1 April 2017 at a slightly increased annual rental.

 

Members noted the annual rental be increased to $347.83 (plus GST).

 

Following discussion Members agreed that a licence be issued to Graeme William Halder and Peter Douglas Halder to graze the land located at 93 Riverton Otautau Road for a five year period commencing 1 April 2017 at an annual rental of $347.83 (plus GST).

 

 

 

Resolution

Moved Chairperson Stewart, seconded Member Stuart  and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board:

a)         Receives the report titled “Grazing Part Riverton Cemetery” dated 4 April 2017.

b)         Determines that this matter or decision be recognised as not significant in terms of Section 76 of the Local Government Act 2002.

c)         Determines that it has complied with the decision-making provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 to the extent necessary in relation to this decision; and in accordance with Section 79 of the Act determines that it does not require further information, further assessment of options or further analysis of costs and benefits or advantages and disadvantages prior to making a decision on this matter.

d)         Agrees that a licence under the Reserves Act 1977 over part of the Riverton cemetery being part of Section 39, Block VI, Jacobs River Hundred be issued to Graeme William Halder and Peter Douglas Halder for a term of five years from 1 April 2017 at an annual rental of $347.83 plus GST.

e)         Agrees that the draft licence agreement as circulated be approved.

 

7.5

Community Liaison Persons

Record No:         R/17/3/4172

 

Alyson Hamilton (Committee Advisor) presented the report.

 

Mrs Hamilton advised that the purpose of the report is to appoint Riverton/Aparima Community Board members as liaison persons to various entities in the Riverton community.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Member Mennell, seconded Member Stuart  and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board:

a)         Receives the report titled “Community Liaison Persons” dated 3 April 2017.

 

b)         Agrees to appoint Member Breayley as the Community Housing liaison person for Riverton for the 2016/2019 triennium.

 

c)         Agrees to appoint Board members for the 2016/2019 triennium as liaison persons for the following:

 

§ Community Pool                                    Member Breayley

§ Emergency Management                      Member Linscott

§ Parks and Reserves                               Members Breayley, Mennell

§ Resource Consents                               Community Board Members

§ Riverton Harbour Subcommittee         Members Stuart, Stewart, and

                                                                       Cr Perham

§ Te Hikoi Heritage Centre                      Member Linscott

§ Works/Water and Waste                        Members Wilson, Stuart


 

Updates

 

8.1

Chairperson's Report

 

The Chairperson, Member Stewart, reported on activities with which he has been involved since the Board’s last meeting.  These included:

§  Approach from Tanya Colyer seeking Board consent to erect an outdoor community Christmas Tree in Riverton in the vicinity of the RSA.   Ms Colyer advised she is prepared to arrange fundraising toward the purchase of the tree by way of quiz nights and raffles.

Members felt this is a worthwhile project and suggested Ms Colyer liaise with the Community Engineer to confirm location and the placement of the tree.

§  Approach from Tia Webb on the possibility of holding a paua and blue cod festival in Riverton. Members noted further information to be presented to the Board in due course.

 

§  Suggestion received for an identifiable walking track to be established around the coastline.  The Board requested the Community Partnerships Leader follow-up and investigate options to be presented to the Board in due course.

 

 

The meeting concluded at 6.30pm                CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Riverton/Aparima Community Board HELD ON MONDAY, 10 APRIL 2017.

 

 

 

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