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Minutes of the Puhoi Forum Community Meeting 27 April 2018

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 27 APRIL 2018 commencing at 7.30pm

Present

Paul Manton, Dustyn O’Leary co chairs. Judith, Sheryll, Teri, Mike Swain, Sandra Beagley, Sorrel secretary, Luke Krieg

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING 28 FEBRUARY 2018

Motion 1

THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2018 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

Moved: Paul Manton

Seconded: Terri Ryder

Carried

2. TREASURER’S REPORT FEBRUARY 2018

Motion 2

THAT the Treasurer’s report for March 2017 and the end of the 2106/2017 Financial year was accepted.

Moved: Jenny Schollum

Seconded: Dustyn O’Leary

Carried

3. AUCKLAND 10 YEAR PLAN

Question raised to the members present: Does the forum wish to make a submission? As a forum who de we represent in our comments? What parts of the following can we comment on?

(Paul Manton raised some extracts regarding the finances of Auckland Council)

Questions from the Local Board regarding their 10 Year Budget/Plan that the Forum felt it could comment on included:

1. Do you support the local board funding to maintain town centres?

We would like to see smaller community centers rather than larger town development as feel these areas often get left out.

2. Annual targeted rate for transport in Rodney? i.e. to include the sealing of Krippner road.

Sheryll notes that in Waiwera they have asked for a maintenance seal rather than full seal. Discussion was held regarding the which roads in Puhoi were most in need of sealing, it was agreed that Ahuroa Road was more of in issue with traffic and dust than Krippner, given the road is used as a detour route when SH1 is closed.

Motion 3

THAT the forum will make a submission on the 10 Year Budget and comment that Ahuroa Road is of a higher priority to the community than Krippner road for receiving a ‘maintenance seal’.

Moved: Judith Williams

Seconded: Paul Manton

(Show of hands shows all in agreement).

Carried.

4. PUHOI ENTRANCEWAY DESIGN

Dustyn O’Leary (CoChair) has met with Hokai Nuku (Group responsible for the design of an entranceway feature for the new motorway) to discuss the Puhoi entrance. This group wishes to work with the local people to develop a landscape, bridge or art feature which reflects the joint history of the Bohemian settlers and local iwi. The design will consider the visual identity of Puhoi and expression of interest are wanted from people who want to be involved. The Historical society wish to be included.

Motion 4:

Put it out to the wider community to garner interest and set up a working group to develop this design in consultation with Hokai Nuku (Action – Dustyn). use Facebook page and newsletter.

Moved: Mike Swain

Seconded: Jenny Scholum

Carried

5. WHARF SLIPWAY

Larry Mitchell has proposed to push ahead with a slip way on the park side of the river below lower wharf river to assist people getting in and out of their kayaks. There is provision in the original design. Another round of funding is coming up that he will apply for to have this completed.

Motion 5:

THAT the Forum supports Larry in his finalising of the wharf project – all in agreement by show of hands.

6. GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Working Groups

Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park

Maintenance of loop track – UMS contractors have been contacted. No response to emails from Dustyn. Tessa said she would follow it up as local board representative. Ask her to contact the contractors. The maintenance is not being done well.

Need to meet on site to walk through the second stage of the river walkway and ensure this is also mowed as part of regular pathway maintenance contract.

Paul will contact Park’s management in Council to address this.

General discussion on planting riverbank, costs, plants needed, who to use, picking up of pots.

Road safety group

Need to set a meeting date. Chair costing out sleeper design on one side only and applying for funds for this. Consent for project – Forum can apply for an exemption from Auckland Transport where we will maintain the assets/replace any damaged sleepers.

Civil Defense/ Neighbourhood Support

Heston can no longer fulfil his role, so there is no ERMP. Don Hill of tiger Hill alpacas or Ian Boothroyd, prior president of sports club have both been approached but neither of them are prepared to lead.

Volunteer numbers are down for them. Judith will put it in the newsletters – what are the qualifications for this role – communications, generators, people coordinator. Need to establish local first responders, communications plan. List possible emergencies – what do we need?

Luke Krieg says he may be able to help.

Village market

Good market, downstairs area of the sports club has been painted and kitchen has been cleaned. The move upstairs was not successful as it was difficult to draw punters up. Sandra arrives at 6.30 and she and Jackie had to move the freedom campers. Does the market have permission to move people on to clear the area for the market? – Judith notes that we have permission from Council to run the market.

Need to put a sign up on day before market.

Tessa was looking into signage, regarding freedom campers. no response from her yet.

Historic Society

New sign in on this side of the bridge regarding weight limits. This is right where the new flag pole and gates were to be mounted. There will be a small working bee to put the gates int. All materials and flagpole and are being prepared for installation.

Advance notice 29th June will be the 155 year Puhoi Anniversary Day. Bohemian dinner for golden ages on the Friday, catered, but need help, Sat night is the Community Dance.

Puhoi Trivia Nights

Items need for the Forum raffle hamper- cosmetics, wine, – please pass any offerings to Judith.

Thursday night 19th April is Trivial Night at pub, one of the nights is going to be the flagpole memorial fund night – may be used for plaque, planting etc.

The meeting closed at 8.45pm.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 24th April at 7.30pm.

Puhoi Community Forum Agenda: Meeting to Be Held On Tuesday 24th April 2018

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 24th April 2018 at 7.30pm at

THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – PAUL MANTON

AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 27TH March 2018

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

  1. Treasurer’s Report – for March 2018 and 2017-2018 financial year – as previously circulated by Jenny Schollum.

  1. NX2 Gateway Group – confirmation of members for working group.

  1. General Business

  1. Puhoi Pioneer’s Memorial River Park

Call for volunteers for working bee in the park – please come along for more info on what needs to be done and to put your name down to help out!!

(ii) Working Groups – updates

  • Road Safety Group

  • Civil Defense/Neighborhood Support

  • Historic Society

  • Others

NEXT MEETING The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 29 May at 7.30pm.

Make a Grand Entrance

We are looking for expressions of interest in being part of a design group working on the new entranceway feature for our village when you enter the village from the new Puhoi to Walkworth Motorway. If you would be interested in working with NX2 and Hokai Nuku on the form and location of this feature please email me on dustyn.ol.nz@gmail.com before the end of the month.
Kind Regards
Dustyn
PCF Co-chair

Puhoi Community Forum Meeting Agenda: Tuesday 26 March at 7.30pm

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 26 MARCH at 7.30pm at

THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CO CHAIRPERSONS – PAUL MANTON & DUSTYN O’LEARY

AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 27 February

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

  1. Treasurer’s Report for February 2018 (previously circulated) – Jenny Schollum

  1. Local Board 10 Year Budget – Forum Submission

Discussion to be held on the comments the Forum should make on behalf of the community.

  1. NX2 – Puhoi Entranceway Working Group

NX2 has requested a working group be formed to liaise with Hokai Nuku regarding the design of the new motorway entrance to Puhoi, all who are interested in being involved please attend.

  1. Wharf Slipway (Larry Mitchell)

Slipway to be built on Park side of river to assist with launching of kayaks.

  1. Maintenance of Loop Track in the Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park

  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 at 7.30pm.

Puhoi Comunity Forum Minutes: 27 FEB 2018

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 27 FEB 2018 commencing at 7.30pm

Present

Paul Mason (Chair), Dustyn (co-chair), Sorrel (sec), Terri Ryder, Tessa Berger (Local Board), Jenny Schollum, Sandra Beagley, Luke Krieg

Apologies

Heston Prosper-Smith, Judith Williams, Brian and Sheryl Titford

Welcome

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

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING held 30 January 2018

The minutes of the meeting held on 30 January had been previously circulated. The minutes were accepted as being a true and accurate record.

Matters arising from those minutes

Tessa Berger – 10 year budget proposes Targeted rates (extra rate tax) of $150 per dwelling or business per annum. This would be used for sealing of Krippner Rd, Ahuroa Rd, and is aimed at bringing everything forward e.g. Park and Ride in Warkworth, multi sport facility in Warkworth, Comments and visual evidence – 4,000 cars on Ahuroa rd after accident on main road, dust issue due to too much traffic. Traffic issues are impacting strongly on residents. Tessa recommended to keep the pressure on to have this road sealed as a priority. The 10 year budget is targeted through the online market – people Helensville and Warkworth will still have face to face drop in sessions, please go online and make a submission!

Forum to discuss its own submission at the next meeting (Tessa to clarify is sumbissions will still be open at the end of the month for this).

Motion 1

THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2017 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

Moved: Chair

Seconded: Terri Ryder

Carried

2. TREASURER’S REPORT for January 2018

All Council grant fund has now been used. Wendy is a signatory but has now retired, signatory to be assumed by secretary, S.Oleary. Thank you, Jenny Schollum, for the treasury report.

Motion 2

THAT accounts be paid.

Moved: Terri Ryder

Seconded: Sandra Beagley

Carried

GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Memorial Gates and flagpole area

Re-siting of gates for PPFM – we have large totara posts and flagpole, Heston will dig holes and concrete them in before 26 March, gates will be re-hung following this.

  1. Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park

Battens are complete and gate in place at entry to Stage 2, Kevin will tidy up this week as necessary. New signage will be made for this new gate with name and rules of use (i.e. dogs on leads). Paul has offered to make signs up and install once designs are approved at an upcoming meeting. Still waiting for Kevin to do battens on the second stage.

Trail maintenance update – walkthrough required with mowing contractor UMS to have central trail and new walkway added to regular maintenance works. Dustyn to contact UMS and organize this. Paul and Dustyn have seen some evidence of workers doing weed control.

Pots from planting could be returned to Rodney or some other source of recycling.

Use the funds from Puhoi Landcare Group – contact Shelley to see if she can access funds – for next planting stage. Identification of planting area and timeline – two volunteer planting days – one in June/July one in September, Sorrel to publicize once organized and plants procured.

Opening day walk with cutting of ribbon was also mentioned.

  1. Freedom Camping Bylaw

6 months away from a bylaw by Auckland Council and will have active enforcement. campable.com is a downloadable app for anyone to lease their land for camping (on paying or nonpaying terms) to anyone they want. Currently there are rules saying there is no camping, but there is no penalty for non compliance. Clarify whether this covers tent camping as well as camper vans.

  1. Working Groups Updates

Traffic Safety Group

  • Ian Bateman sent in a comment about the SH1 slip lane and the difficulties in pulling out into southbound traffic. The slip lane is not being removed as Russell pointed out issues for fire trucks. Current measures have condensed traffic by slowing it, discussion of a concrete divider option.

  • NX2 meeting in March – Dustyn to attend and table this as an item.

  • Road safety group will re-visiting sidewalk bollards and parking signage as parking pressure on village space is becoming even more of an issue. E.g. 35 cars in front of store during weekdays, often angle parked – NX2 workers, visitors, locals, other tradies all contributing. Tessa proposes have a parking plan done, Ellen Barrett. Current plan is to block off parking on footpaths with low timber sleepers and improve signs indicating the parking over the bridge. Bus parking only signs discussed- push for 30 km shared space proposed by Paul. 5min parking for store only. Aim is to start with stopping parking on footpaths and redirecting to available parking in River Park.

  • Group also to look at completing Gillian’s walkway as soon as possible.

  • Luke from Bruce McGregor ( new to Puhoi and works for NZTA) is keen to join the Road Safety Group.

  • Terri met with Bernie, rescheduled to visit during bus time in the morning, to have a presence. New bus stop proposed at entrance of Rosa Villa Lane to help take futher pressure off the center of the village.

  • Civil defence – no one present

  • Neighbourhood support – no one present

  • Library – nothing to report

  • Historical Society – no one present

  • Farmers Market – 10th anniversary day was very successful, good numbers attending

  • Sports Club – new president, Brendan wanting to develop closer links/ better communication with Forum. A new committee, formal welcome from Forum.

Meeting closed at 8.50pm

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 7.30pm.

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Puhoi Community Forum Agenda: Meeting 27th Feb 2018

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2018 at 7.30pm at
THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – PAUL MANTON

AGENDA

1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 30 JANUARY 2017

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

3. Treasurer’s Report for January 2017 – Jenny Schollum

4. General Business
(i) Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park
Trail maintenance and fencing – update from Tessa, Sorrel, Paul.
Review of Maintenance Plan timeline

(ii) Working Groups – updates
Road Safety Group
Civil Defence
Neighbourhood Support

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 29 March at 7.30pm.

Forum Agenda: 30th Jan 2018

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 30th JANUARY 2018 at 7.30pm at

THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – PAUL MANTON

AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 28 NOVEMBER 2017

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

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

  1. General Business

  1. Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park

      • Trail maintenance.

  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 27 February at 7.30pm.

Minutes of the Puhoi Forum Community Meeting : 31 October 2017

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 31 October 2017 commencing at 7.30pm

Present

Paul Manton (Chair), Gavin Donaldson, Judith Williams, Mike Swain, Jenny Schollum, Jenny Neel, Terri Ryder, Wendy Hayton (Minutes Secretary)

Apologies

Chris Mundell, Beth Houlbrooke, Sheryll Titford, Brian Titford, Heston Prosper-Smith, Dustyn O’Leary, Sandra Beagley, Sorrel O’Leary, Tessa Berger, Peter Cooley, Ros Broadmore

Welcome

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

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING 26 September 2017

The minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 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 26 September 2017 be confirmed as a true and accurate record.

Moved: Paul Manton

Seconded: Mike Swain

Carried

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

The last bills for the walkway were paid in September.

Motion 2

THAT a cheque for $30 be paid for secretarial services.

Moved: Paul Manton

Seconded: Judith Williams

Carried

3. SUBDIVISIONS and FURTHER GROWTH IN PUHOI

Beth Houlbrooke had responded to Mike Swain’s questions about how the Forum can take a constructive approach and provide input into development happening in the Village, particularly with regard to mitigating any upgrading of infrastructure – water, sewage, roads, culverts, disaster relief etc. There is a list of applications for consent available that can be forwarded. Discussion took place on this but there is not really a lot of clarity at this time. The more information that can be accumulated on this topic the more helpful it will be to the list of what infrastructure elements will be vulnerable. Some information is on the Puhoi website. Further work is ongoing.

4. GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Puhoi Brochure (Jenny Schollum)

The ‘Welcome to Puhoi’ brochure has run out. The brochure needs to be updated and there need to be more printed. Sponsors are needed for the $5000 required for this. In the past these have been business sponsors as the Brochure has a business focus. It is not actually a Forum issue, but the Forum would like to have input if three is information relevant to the community rather than local business.. There is an electronic version on the website. It was in early days generated by the Forum. . Paul proposed that he have a look at it and perhaps make some recommendations on behalf of the Forum if the brochure still has a community focus.

  1. Annual Puhoi Community Barbecue (Judith Williams)

There was a small turnout last year. It was suggested to hold the 2017/2018 gathering in the pony club area in February rather than December as previously. It was suggested it could be held about 6pm 6.30pm on a Friday. If the Scouts are involved they would be able to provide some activities for children. At the next Forum meeting, the February date needs to be confirmed.

Moved: PaulManton

Seconded: Terri Ryder

Carried

  1. Repair of PPMP roading from carpark gate to riverbank reserve (Judith Williams)

The Market AGM raised the issue of potholes round by the old sheep pens, and asked if Judith would bring it to the Forum. Paul Manton undertook to get it fixed.

iii) Working Groups Updates

  1. Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park

As representative of the Working Group, Gavin reported that Sorrel has picked up 100 stakes and sleeves from Auckland Council and these will be put on plants this weekend. The posts are all driven. Paul Manton has purchased a gate. Some batons have to be purchased. Kevin is to put the batons up as available. The group need to work through funding for future planting. Funding is not a major issue as limited funds come from the grazing lease money.

  1. Traffic Safety/Walkways

Terri reported that attenuator trucks are turning around in the intersection and at Puhoi Close. They are supposed to be turning round at the tunnels. Paul is to give Terri a contact’s name who should be able to monitor and stop this.

Free school bus new ruling is to the closest school only, which means that 90 Ahuroa Road is the cut off (Rose Villa Lane), and all others need to go to Orewa primary. Some students are still going to Warkworth on a free bus system. Payment for out of zone is approximately $200 pa.

  1. Civil Defence and Neighbourhood Support

Judith reported that Heston is very busy. Judith is picking up some of the umbrella group meetings on Civil Defence to which 8 groups belong. Most groups are well ahead of the Puhoi group with radios, generators etc. Judith ran a stall on Civil Defence at the last Puhoi market. Judith has ordered from Auckland Council about 100 copies each of the resources – action plan booklets and children’s workbooks – which were handed out at that market. She has kept back a few boxes and will be putting some into shops etc for the community in general. She/Hesston could give some out at the Ahuroa School.

Heston is struggling to find a core leadership group of about 5 people in the Puhoi area who have appropriate skills. There was a request for people who are prepared to sit on a small committee group to organize this. Judith is to advertise it in the newsletter and Mike on the website.

iv) NX2 Motorway Project – Paul can provide information if any particular information is required to help the community outside the quarterly meetings. NX2’s policy is to get in touch with the Forum Chair as a first contact – this would be Dustyn since Paul has a conflict of interest.

v) Village Market

The AGM was held recently. They are some problems with using the upstairs of the

Club House.

The meeting closed at 9.00pm.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 7.30pm.

Minutes of the Puhoi Forum Meeting 26 September 2017

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2017 commencing at 7.30pm

Present

Dustyn O’Leary (Chair), Paul Manton (Co- Chair), Gavin Donaldson, Judith Williams, Sorrel O’Leary, Mike Swain, Jenny Schollum, Jenny Neel, Sheryll Titford, Brian Titford

Apologies

Heston Prosper-Smith, Teri Ryder, Peter Cooley, Chris Mundell, Beth Holbrooke, Tessa Berger, Wendy Hayton

Welcome

Dustyn O’Leary, 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: Paul Manton

Carried

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

Current balance of $1584 in working account. Invoice outstanding from Rodeny Straka for $1527 for plant supply. Left over grant money of $700 grant money will go towards further plant orders next winter/planting season. Grant Accountability Report to be filed at end of month (Dustyn to complete and submit).

Motion 2

THAT the recent plant supply invoice from Rodeny Straka be paid in full.

Moved: Sorrel O’Leary

Seconded: Dustyn O’Leary

Carried

3. SUBDIVISION DISCUSSION

Chair raises the new subdivision and points out that the ‘working group’ formed earlier this year to try to keep tabs on future subdivisions

Difficult to find Council requirements and specs for development. This changes frequently, and with new zoning provides for a lot of new development.

We need to look at the potential areas for subdivision. The environmental impact on the Puhoi River is raised and Judith points out that with new tech the impact is lessened. However the infrastructure is still at when there were 10 families living here. Fire, water, traffic issues. Where does the money from the subdivisions go, we need to have infrastructure plans for utilities.

Another Chris Dixon subdivision behind Hallet Road and Titford House. It is now non notifiable, so Rodney Board members will have no more notice than we do. Beth, although they often know of these, they are not allowed to tell us.

General discussion about the difficulty of fighting development, and the need to do something about the notifiable aspect, so subdivisions are happening without factoring in the accumulative effect on the receiving environment. Collective impact not being recognised by different planners or the Council at large.

Letters to Council, notify local newspapers, but be clear about what we want. With zoning already in place and no opportunity for input to this, it seems difficult to challenge subdivisions now. The use of Rodney historic structure plans to support community fights for specific infrastructure.

A plan to update the Puhoi Structure Plan and attempt to get it signed off or acknowledged by the Auckland Council. under the unitary plan. Mike will approach Beth to explore this avenue – ask Beth or Tessa to bring a Council planner and invite the public, and any other members of the Council.

Motion 3

THAT the Forum approaches Rodney Local Board reps to come to a meeting with Puhoi Forum members to liaise regarding subdivisions in Puhoi and request that the Forum itself be put on te list for notifiable applications for subdivision.

Moved: Dustyn O’Leary

Seconded: Mike Swain

Carried

GENERAL BUSINESS

a) Working Groups Updates

  • Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park

Sinead B from council with Biosecurity contractor and Shelley Hackett met with Sorrel 16th Sept to discuss maintenance of the planting. Pest control was discussed with regard to rabbits and contractor suggested spray as being effective. Contract has not being shared yet, but the agreement was to control kikuyu in some areas, and gorse, to replant bigger trees on one point of land, to look at in planting before planting next stretch of walkway, and to provide rabbit protection sleeves and stakes for 300 plants. Still waiting on these.

  • Traffic Safety/Walkways

Road Safety met with AT reps (3) who basically refused to provide any maintenance or support for local projects within the road corridor. Biggest message was that if Local Board takes it on as a project this would include liability , which would remove AT responsibility. Otherwise, we can apply for an encroachment license which gives us license to encroach on their land, but we would therefore be obligated to maintain any installations/structures that we install. With regards to the proposed car stop project, the Local Board put in the footpath between the Hall and Library but did nott address the parking issue that was raised at the time and is now ongoing problem. AT considers that therefore the Local Board may be able to help remedy the rpboelm within the original project scope. Dustyn (Chair) to follow up with Local Board.

Gillian’s pathway – Stage 2 (section to be within road corridor), would require a CAR (corridor access request), and would require AT involvement. There may be some help available within this from AT’s walkways group but this was not made very clear at the meeting. The proposed bus turnaround requires significant further community consultation and a full resource consent in order to progress and therefore AT will become involved again with this project at a later date.

SH1 Intersection Update – slip lane is going to be removed and the passing lane by Hungry Creek removed, along with speed reduction to 80kph. At the recent meeting with NX2 the fire brigade chief (Russell) made his displeasure at this development clear, as it will become next to impossible to make a right-hand turn out from Puhoi. Locals need to log their experiences and send these to AT.

b) Civil Defense

Judith reports back on meeting on Sept 7 for Regional preparedness at WW by Auckland Council, Mahurangi East group (the Mothership).

We need to encourage residents to sign up for Red Cross hazard app which is the main source for public disaster messages, and maintain a diverse range of website hazard notifications to ensure locals are quickly aware of any happening. Community centers and First Aid for locals are desirable. A free community course could be offered by Puhoi for locals. Puhoi Hotel, Puhoi Historic Hall, and the new Fire Station could all be emergency centers in disaster events. Asset mapping and knowing neighbors is essential, and there are problems with acquiring, storing and maintaining gear for being prepared for disasters. RESILIENCE was a core topic, being made up of Community Gardens, for instance and home emergency plans. Ministry of Civil Defence in Wellington has booklets available for more information on this.”

Decision made to approach Russell for temporary storage of CD (Civil Defense) information and to ask the Library, Museum and Store to hand out information at their counters. Core Leadership group being formed by Heston not too successful yet, so please put word out that he is looking for people to be involved in CD. Possible meeting in two weeks in Hall or Sports Club to start involving community members.

c) Village Market

The Market is continuing to use the upstairs area of Sports Club until the end of the year as this has been very successful. New market manager, David Dodsworth, former manager of Tea shop.

Road is damaged, exiting bridge from Domain, this may need Forum attention to help get fixed.

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE

Christine Mundell Re spray on Krippner Road.

No spray zone has lapsed and landowners not mowing verges has led to current unmaintained roadway situation. As far as the Forum is aware AT scraped/cleared road and have sprayed to keep grass under control. There are no ‘No Spray’ zones indicated along Krippner Road currently and generally no one present was contacted to ask if they wanted the verge sprayed. Chair to contact Christine and tell her to contact Council regarding the spraying if she has any further issue. The forum upholds the rights of individual land owners to opt out of road spraying.

The meeting closed at 8.30pm.

NEXT MEETING

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

Puhoi Community Forum Agenda: Meeting 21 October 2017

PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM

MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2017 at 7.30pm at

THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – PAUL MANTON

AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of previous Meeting held on 26 September 2017

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

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

  1. Subdivisions & Future Growth in Puhoi – follow up

  1. General Business

  1. Annual Puhoi Community Picnic/Street Party (Judith Williams)

  1. Repair of PPMP roading from carpark gate to riverbank reserve (Judith Williams)

  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 28 November 2017 at 7.30pm.