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Puhoi Community Forum Agenda: 26/09/2017

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2017 at 7.30pm at

THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – DUSTYN O’LEARY

AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 29 AUGUST 2017

  1. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)

  1. Treasurer’s Report for August 2017 (previously circulated) – Jenny Schollum

  1. Discussion Topic – Subdivisions & Future Growth in Puhoi.

  1. General Business

  1. Working Groups – updates

  • Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park

  • Road Safety Group

  • Civil Defence

  • Neighbourhood Support

  • Others

  1. Village market – Judith Williams

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 7.30pm.

Puhoi Community Forum Minutes: 25 JULY 2017

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 25 JULY 2017 commencing at 7.30pm

Present

Paul Manton (Chair), Dustyn O’Leary (Co-Chair), Jenny Schollum (Treasurer), Sandra Beagley, Sorrel O’Leary, Sheryll Titford, Brian Titford, Gavin Donaldson, Beth Houlbrooke, Terri Ryder.

Apologies

Tessa Berger, Mike Swain, Jenny Neel, Judith Williams, Wendy Hayton, Heston Prosper-Smith, Ian Boothroyd.

Welcome

Paul Manton, as Chair, welcomed attendees to the meeting.

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING 25 JULY 2017

The minutes of the meeting held on 27 June 2017 had been previously circulated. The minutes were accepted as being a true and accurate record.

Motion 1

THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2017 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

Moved: Gavin Donaldson

Seconded: Dustyn O’Leary

Carried

2. TREASURER’S REPORT for JUNE 2017– previously circulated

Invoices to Hallet Enterprises and Rodney Straka for work/plant supply on the River Park walkway were checked and accepted.

Donation to Puhoi Scouts Group was also re-confirmed for their contribution on the planting and fencing working days.

Motion 2

THAT the recent invoices from Hallet Enterprises and Rodeny Straka be paid in full.

Moved: Dustyn O’Leary

Seconded: Sheryll Titford

Carried

Motion 3

THAT the treasurer’s report for June be accepted as an accurate record of the financial transactions and accounts of the Forum

Moved: Gavin Donaldson

Seconded: Dustyn O’Leary

Carried

3. PUHOI PIONEER MEMORIAL PARK

Working bee on Sunday 6th August was a great success and approx. 1000 plants were successfully installed within the stage 2 walkway area. A big thank you to all who took part!

It was noted that there are fencing materials left over that could still be used for the entranceway posts into Gillian’s Walkway, as previously discussed.

Action: Dustyn O’Leary to follow up with Gillian to finalize placement of the entrances.

4. MEMORIAL FLAGPOLE

A discussion was held on how to progress with the proposed gate and flagpole installation in the parking area of the PPMP.

Formal letters of support are required from all the groups who regulartily attend/are involved with the Anzac Day services (i.e. Fire Force, Puhoi Historical Society, Puhoi Scouts etc).

Action: Sheryll Titford to collect letters of support to progress this project.

GENERAL BUSINESS

a) Working Groups Updates

  • Traffic Safety/Walkways

Meeting to be held with Auckland Transport in the coming week regarding Forum supported projects within the Village. A report on the outcome of this meeting will be provided at the next Forum meeting.

It was noted that car drivers are still going too fast past the stopped school buses in the Village in the morning and this issue therefore still needs to be addressed.

Beth mentioned that the Local Board and Auckland Transport have approved the reduction in the SH1 speed limit to 80km, extending past the main Puhoi intersection to Hungry Creek Road. There will also be a reduction in the speed limit along the open road section of Puhoi Road when you first turn off from SH1. Beth did not know when the new limit would come in to effect.

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  • Puhoi Historic Society

The name of this group has officially been changed to the Puhoi Heritage Museum Inc. to better reflect the role the group plays in the community.

b) Village Market

Bad weather made the last market day not such as successful month but the talent groups performed well and were enjoyed by all.

c) NX2 Meeting

The Historic Schischka House on SH1 has not yet been officially claimed as the cost for moving the building have turned out to be more expensive than earlier anticipated. NX2 is still looking for interested parties to relocated the dwelling within the local area.

The meeting minutes for the last session with the Southern Liaison Group will be circulated as soon as they are made available.

The meeting closed at 8.30pm.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 26 September 2017 at 7.30pm.

Puhoi Community Forum Meeting Agenda: Tuesday 29 August 2017

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 29 AUGUST 2017 at 7.30pm at

THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – PAUL MANTON

AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 25 JULY 2017

  1. Matters Arising from those Minutes (not appearing on this Agenda)

  1. Treasurer’s Report for July 2017 (previously circulated) – Jenny Schollum

  1. General Business

  1. Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park

      • August Planting Day & Fencing Updates

  1. Working Groups – updates

  • Road Safety Group

  • Civil Defence

  • Neighbourhood Support

  • Others

  1. Village market – Judith Williams

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 26 September 2017 at 7.30pm.

Puhoi Community Forum Meeting Minutes 25 July 2017

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 25 JULY 2017 commencing at 7.30pm

Present

Dustyn O’Leary (Chair), Paul Manton (Co-Chair), Jenny Schollum (Treasurer), Sandra Beagley, Mike Swain, Jenny Neel, Kristin Gillies, Val Smith, Judith Williams, Peter Cooley, Sorrel O’Leary, Sheryll Titford, Brian Titford, Gavin Donaldson, Pat Backley, Heston Prospere-Smith, Wendy Hayton (Secretary, Minutes)

Ben Donaldson – Mahurangi Matters

Apologies

Beth Houlbrooke, Margaret Nelson, Tessa Berger, Terri Ryder.

Welcome

Dustyn O’Leary, as Chair, welcomed attendees to the meeting.

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING 27 JUNE 2017

The minutes of the meeting held on 27 June 2017 had been previously circulated. The minutes were accepted as being a true and accurate record.

Motion 1

THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 27 June 2017 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

Moved: Paul Manton

Seconded: Heston Prospere-Smith

Carried

2. TREASURER’S REPORT for JUNE 2017– previously circulated

$420 donated from the Trivial Pursuits night.

Motion 2

THAT the secretarial payment for $30 be approved, and THAT the Treasurer’s report for June 2017 was accepted.

Moved: Dustyn O’Leary

Seconded: Paul Manton

Carried

3. PUHOI PIONEER MEMORIAL PARK

Working bee on Sunday, and added 2/3 of fencing. Posts for linking stage one and two

due to go in tomorrow. Many thanks to all those who volunteered and helped.

Planting – Sorrel reported that donated plants are coming from the Council and Wenderholm. There will be approximately 1000 plants in total. Planting will go against the fence. Planting day is 8am-12pm Sunday 6th August. Another planting day is to be held at the end of August. All volunteers to help will be most welcome. Please bring a spade, but the plants are small so the work will not be too heavy.

Review of Park Management Plan. Gavin Donaldson had sent an email to the relevant Council Team Leader re how the review process of the Management Plan will take place. The Council now has an Open Space Management framework – a new approach ‘omnibus reserve management plan to cover all parks in one area – for 2017-2018. They have no plan to review the Management Plan in Puhoi Pioneer Memorial Park at this stage, but the Rodney Local Board are likely to be developing an omnibus approach to local park management and endeavor to get community input and public consultation. At this stage the Forum can gather local resident input on what we feel might be an appropriate management plan. Under our lease with the Council we have taken on management of Park therefore can develop some plans but need to run everything past the Rodney Local Board first. Needs to be within parameters of existing park management plan. Puhoi is a special case with our lease and management plan. We can submit ideas and plans to the Council and there is nothing to stop us developing our own plans so long as they fit within the existing management plan and submit these to the Local Board.

Reformation of Park Working Group – The previous group is now defunct. It would be helpful to have a working group to assist with the Park management. Paul Mantonput his name forward, Sorrel O’Leary, Kevin Jones (might be interested as farm lessee), Gavin Donaldson. Please let Dustyn or Paul know if you would be interested in joining this group.

Motion 3

That a Puhoi Pioneer Memorial Park working party be formed and that it reports to the Forum meeting every month as a working group.

Moved: Dustyn O’Leary

Seconded: Mike Swain

Carried


GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Working Groups Updates

  • Traffic Safety/Walkways

Dustyn has been in touch with Tessa Berger re getting in touch with AT. If Tessa doesn’t hear by the end of the month it is planned to go ahead without AT since there has been so many approaches which have been ignored.

Bus Turnaround

Dustyn has approached AT and given them all the details but so far without any response. Waiting on them for a response. Has been in touch with Beth re using an

existing footbridge now in a paddock which might be useful to use as a pedestrian footbridge in the bus turnaround project. This would need geotech and extensive work, and more public consultation. Plan and costings hopefully to be drawn up by the end of 2017.

Barriers to prevent parking on the footpath

Awaiting permission from AT.

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  • Civil Defence

Heston has met with other Civil Defence reps in the area, and they have agreed to meet as a group every 6 weeks. Next meeting is at Puhoi Fire Station at the end of August. We now have 3 more people to assist Heston and there could be more from the Waiwera and Ahuroa areas to re-write the handbook. Will eventually get a water-tight container for equipment.

  • Neighbourhood Support

Judith circulated pamphlets ‘Recreation in Rural Areas’ and ‘Fire in Rural Areas by National Rural Fire Authority. Judith also has some ‘Neighbourhood Support’ posters which she will distribute. Neighbourhood Support has drawn a smaller boundary than Civil Defence which is appropriate for the two different groups.

  1. Village Market – ordinary market this coming Sunday. Going upstairs is good.

Running ‘Puhoi’s Got Young Talent’ again at the August market. Judith has the entry

forms.

A very successful Anniversary weekend was held by the PHS including a dance.

Special thanks to the Scouts for their help over the weekend.

The meeting closed at 8.30pm.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 7.30pm.

School house for rent.

 

Our fabulous little 3 bedroom school house will be available to rent after the 2nd of September. If you know an amazing family who would love to be a part of our wonderful school community please let them know.

Queries and applications to
Principal@ahuroa.school.nz or 09-4225898

Current rent $350 per week.

Celtic Sessions: Now Back in the Hall…

We now meet in the Puhoi Centennial Hall (again) fortnightly on Thursdays. In August that is 3rd, 17th, and 31st. Starting time 7.15pm to 10.15 pm. Charge $3.00 per person.
New musicians are always welcome.

We have a spendid new website at http://www.puhoisessions.org and you can see us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PuhoiCelticSession/

Alan Wagstaff

Puhoi Celtic Sessions
0274 836 023