Athol Community Development Area Subcommittee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of Athol Community Development Area Subcommittee held in the Athol Hall, 28 Athol Five Rivers Highway, Athol on Monday, 30 April 2018 at 6.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Steve Wilkins

 

Deputy Chairperson

Nigel Black

 

Members

Annabelle Herbert

 

 

Arthur Innes

 

 

John Peterson

 

 

Esmay Raynes

 

 

Councillor John Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Committee Advisor

Clare Sullivan

Community Partnership Leader

Kelly Tagg

 


Athol Community Development Area Subcommittee

30 April 2018

 

1             Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

The Chairperson welcomed members of the Garston Community Development Area Subcommittee and noted that part of the meeting would be conducted jointly.

 

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

 

Mr Eddie Wood President of the Athol Sports and Recreation Group spoke to the meeting regarding a request to install a community event sign at the recreation grounds in Athol.  Refer to item 7.2 for a decision on this matter.

 

 

5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items

 

There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.

 

 

6             Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution

Moved Chairperson Wilkins, seconded Member Raynes and confirms  

That the minutes of Athol Community Development Area Subcommittee, held on 16 October 2017 subject to changing the spelling of words under 8.1.

 

Reports

 

7.1

Council Report

Record No: R/18/4/7876

 

Kelly Tagg, Community Partnership Leader presented the report.  Mrs Tagg advised the purpose of the report is to provide an overview of key issues across Southland District as well as local issues from various Council units. In particular she highlighted:

 

·             The 2018 Long Term Plan and Policies

·             The Welcome Ambassador Project Update

·             The Community Organisation and Volunteer Sector Shared Services Pilots

·             The Finances for the Athol township.

Clare Sullivan, Governance and Democracy Manager spoke to the Representation Review and answered questions from the subcommittee.

The subcommittee indicated it would discuss this with its community.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Chairperson Wilkins, seconded Member Raynes and confirms  

That the Athol Community Development Area Subcommittee receives the report titled “Council Report” dated 13 March 2018.

 

 

8.1

Councillor's Report

 

Councillor Douglas reported on matters from the Council table which included:

·             Southland Regional Development Agency update

·             Lumsden toilets

·             Ouvea Premix

·             Replacement of bridges

·             Freedom Camping

·             Te Anau Wastewater

·             Water issues

·             The return from Forestry investment

·             Otta Seal update

 

 

7.2

Athol Event Sign Proposal

Record No: R/18/4/9452

 

Purpose

1          The purpose of this report is for the Athol Community Development Area Subcommittee to consider a request from the Athol Sports and Recreation Group for a grant to assist with the installation of a community event sign.

 

 

 

Resolution

Moved Chairperson Wilkins, seconded Member Raynes  

That the Athol Community Development Area Subcommittee:

a)            Receives the report titled “Athol Event Sign Proposal” dated 23 April 2018.

 

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 to support the Athol Sport and Recreation Group Inc request for funding assistance for the installation of an Athol community event sign up to a maximum of $4,700 pending the outcome of an application to the Northern Southland fund and works with the group in their application for a resource consent at the cost of the group.

 

 

8.2

Chairperson's report

 

The Chairman, Steve Wilkins, reported on matters that he has been involved in since the subcommittee’s last meeting which included:

·                     Update on the railway display

·                     Attendance at March cluster meeting – issues discussed included the Lumsden maternity home, speed limits, toilet usage, freedom camping and the representation review

·                     Successful ANZAC Day service with over 130 people in attendance

·                     Noted the passing of a resolution  earlier in the meeting:

                That a joint letter be sent on behalf of the Athol and Garston Community Development Area Subcommittees detailing the requests sent over the last 18 months for the New Zealand Transport Authority to reduce the speed limit through both Athol and Garston.

 

 

 

 

The meeting concluded at 8.19 pm.                     CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Athol Community Development Area Subcommittee HELD ON 30 April 2018

 

 

 

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