Riverton/Aparima Community Board

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of Riverton/Aparima Community Board held in the Southland District Council Riverton Office, 117 Palmerston Street, Riverton on Monday, 4 February 2019 at 5.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Blair Stewart

 

Deputy Chairperson

Jan Breayley

 

Members

Neil Linscott

 

 

Corey Mennell

 

 

Graeme Stuart

 

 

Councillor Nick Perham

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Committee Advisor

Alyson Hamilton

Community Partnership Leader

Simon Moran

 


Riverton/Aparima Community Board

04 February 2019

 

1             Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

 

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

 

Wendy Lopez and Andrew Tuff

 

Ms Lopez and Mr Tuff addressed the meeting providing an update on the recent Community Christmas Luncheon held for Senior Citizens and Community Service Card holders in Riverton.

 

Ms Lopez expressed appreciation to the Board for its contribution to the luncheon and circulated a financial report of the income and expenditure for the project and advising of a refund of $355.00 which she requested, be held by the Council.

 

The Chair expressed appreciation to Ms Lopez and Mr Tuff for their attendance at the meeting and presentation to the Board.

 

 

5             Extraordinary/Urgent Items

 

There were no Extraordinary/Urgent items.

 

 

6             Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution

Moved Member Linscott, seconded Member Mennell  and resolved:

That the minutes of Riverton/Aparima Community Board meeting held on 3 December 2018 be confirmed as a true and correct record of that meeting.

 

Reports

 


 

7.1

Council Report

Record No: R/19/1/499

 

Community Partnership Leader, Simon Moran was in attendance for this item.

 

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 highlighted various issues of interest including:

 

§  Tourism Strategy and Visitor levy

§  3-Waters Review

§  Local Governance and Community Well-Beings

§  Southland Regional Development Agency

§  Representation Review

§  Resource Management

§  Water Structures

The Board noted progress is continuing in relation to the Riverton Wharves licencing and repair work

§  Knowledge Management update

§  Venture Southland update

×          assistance to establish the new Riverton Promotions Group as a legal entity

×          supporting role in the delivery of the Riverton Christmas Night Markets and the South Sea Spray Exhibition

×          planning for tourism growth

 

§  Township issues

×          the township entrance signage has been designed and submitted to the New Zealand Transport Agency for approval.   The approval is required because the signs are located within the state highway road reserve.

 

In discussing this issue the Board agreed to a contribution of up to $5,000 to be funded from the operating costs business unit/reserves toward this project and that delegated authority be given to the Chairperson Stewart and Deputy Chairperson, Breayley to progress this project.

 

×          an analysis of the stormwater drainage issues in Havelock Street have recently been completed by engineering consultants Opus-WSP   It was agreed the results  be discussed with the community board and a report provided at the next formal meeting.

 

×          update on the Riverton water treatment plant.   The Board was advised further options are being tested and Members will receive an update on results as they occur.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Member Linscott, seconded Cr Perham  and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board:

a)            Receives the report titled “Council Report” dated 23 January 2019.

b)                Approves funding of up to $5,000 from the Riverton/Aparima Community Board operating costs business unit or the Riverton general reserves toward the Riverton Township entrance signage and that delegated authority be given to the Chairperson Stewart and Deputy Chairperson, Breayley to progress this project.

 

Updates

 

 

9.1

Chairperson’s Report

 

Chairperson Stewart reported on activities with which he has been involved since the Board’s last meeting.    This included the following:

§  advice that the railway irons situated in the Aparima River are to be removed in February 2019.

 

§  advice of impending closure of the ANZ Riverton bank - members expressed concern at the loss of this banking facility suggesting a letter be forwarded to Kiwibank Limited ascertaining interest in the possibility of opening a branch in one of the local businesses.

 

§  advice of possible closure of Riverton Race Track in 2025 and suggestion of letter of support from the Board be forwarded to the Racing Club.

 

§  request for letter to be forwarded to Charlie and Jeanette Ireland in appreciation for the establishment and ongoing maintenance of the embankment area along Towack Street.

 

§  request for letter of appreciation to Southland Board Riders group for completing new seating work on the embankment at Mitchells Bay.

 

§  request for Mores Reserve road to be included in the sealing programme, staff to investigate options and report back to Board members via an email.

 

§  the Chair to lodge a Request For Service suggesting new signage be placed at Mores Reserve indicating directions to Balancing Rock and the various walks in the area.

 

§  update on the Riverton Lions Club project of the installation of an electronic event signage to be placed in Riverton, where it was advised that an application for a resource consent is required.

 

In discussing this issue the Board agreed to contribute toward the resource consent application of up to $1,000 to be funded from the Riverton/Aparima Community Board operating costs business unit or the Riverton general reserve.

 

 

Resolution

Moved Chairperson Stewart, seconded Member Stuart  and resolved:

That the Riverton/Aparima Community Board:

a)             Request for letter to be forwarded to Charlie and Jeanette Ireland in appreciation for the establishment and ongoing maintenance of the embankment area along Towack Street.

b)             Request for letter of appreciation to Southland Board Riders group for completing new seating work on the embankment at Mitchells Bay.

c)             Request for Mores Reserve road to be included in the sealing programme, staff to investigate options and report back to the Board members by way of an email.

d)             Agrees to fund up to $1,000 from the Riverton/Aparima Community Board operating business unit to assist the Riverton Lions Club toward the costs associated with resource consent application (if required) for a proposed digital event notice board.

 

 

9.2

Councillor's Report

 

Councillor Perham reported on activities from the District Council table which included:

§  advice that District revaluations have been received by the property owners.

 

 

 

The meeting concluded at 6.27pm.                      CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Riverton/Aparima Community Board HELD ON MONDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2019.

 

 

 

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