Jenny Schollum notes that the Puhoi Museum Workshop did not achieve its aims of raising awareness of museum’s role in the community. PHS states that the museum is open and available to the community and needs a new home, and this needs community awareness and support.
AGM minutes correction – subs being taken during ballot votes, that people were allowed to leave chairs during count, this impeded Jenny commenting on her vote, and was disruptive.
Terry notes she is still to word her comments about buses and children for report to traffic safety group.
Amendment to constitution acknowledgement from inc societies so new rules in place
Dustyn moves that minutes be accepted, Russel seconds
One correction from Peter: walkway phase 1 is actually phase 2
One amendment to Treasurer’s report
Materials purchased 2224.03 on 2015
Taken from 11175.43
Approval needed for rental and sports club $70&30
Dustyn: All on same day, good turnout
Gillian’s offer to link up paths using her land and prioritizing this as first part of trail
Russell. Heartened to see community support. Recirculating resource consent to allow community use, will be able to apply for funding from donors that need this requisite.. Brigade really appreciates community support.
Chair notes that with housing changes and different focuses for current services, we desperately need the first response capability offered by the service.
Sorrel: Environment small turnout, some volunteers organized.
River Park update
Chair sums up queries about walkway, ground conditions need to dry 4-6 weeks before but we can continue with planting in stage 1 and getting materials for stage 2
Can use #2s as did this on first stage
Nb there is a credit for tractor hire from stage 1 with Formation Construction this can be used for putting in posts
Peter notes three culverts are still needed
Do we have a time frame on funding received – yes, but can apply for extensions
Part of the grant is plants $1000
Peter moves that the grant be used for walkway as specified in grant, Terry seconds.
Chair notes the importance of making loops for walkways
Peter notes that phase one 20 sections without batons, staple gun, also entrance gate needs to be done, digger and finesse required. Full size gate needed for tractor access and possibility of pedestrian gate access
Walk through park to establish what to do next for stage 2 and wetlands Sat 6, 1.30 pm at car park
PPMP group reformed: Peter Straka, Rodney Straka, Russell, Paul Manton, Sorrel Oleary, Terri , Dustyn O’Leary
Russell notes Sports Club meeting, new energy, Wed nights, pool and darts all welcome, no clubs, kitchen and bar open.
Tennis courts 90% finished . Late October after winter soccer, hope to encourage tennis, although owned by Council, club will promote tennis and using the courts for other uses also, eg fuse ball council also fu dead new nets. Thursday night midwinter Xmas feast $19 head, contact Avis, fundraisers and commerce for Avis
Co-chair notes re Te Muri, Council has called for presentations to Council
Kathy notes that the current plans still not quite where they will advantage Puhoi, as carpark is now positioned at end of Hungry Creek, not at end of Puhoi Aharoa road near river.
Matakana Coast Trail group is framing options, Puhoi needs to be involved and be part of the process, forming the cornerstone of a loop from Waiwera through Puhoi, to north and back down along Te Araroa.
Paul queried horse access and provision.
Kathy notes that our Forum proposal involves horse access from Puhoi; doubling as a park and ride for Puhoi, an essential for future transport options. Te Araroa want west side, Matakana wants eastern side of state highway 1; either way, this is our only opportunity for us to link in to this. Sorrel and Kathy to present to Council mid – August.
Chair notes that multiple groups get multiple voices and votes. Kathy notes that she will present as Puhoi Canoes, cochair moves that three separate groups present – traffic safety, Puhoi forum, and Puhoi Canoes. Terri seconds.
There is a meeting of Neighborhood Support Rodney, 31st Orewa, 7pm. All interested are welcome to attend.
Cochair notes Judith has come out of surgery and needs assistance with driving.
Sorrel moves that Judith will get flowers worth $60. Pat will get these and deliver. Seconded by chair.
Russell adds that he was in Wellington for summit re volunteers and sending a volunteer representing female firefighters and notes that brigade was in Oz fighting fires and working outside of the community. Chair notes that Council needs to front up and direct development fees from local development to Fire Brigade. We are not seeing.
Draft management plan, fire station on land technically on park/council land but is able to provide a path at side to link up with possibly a bridge across to River Park. Russell recaps funding stages and requirements.
Next meeting, Tuesday 30 August 7 pm