Minutes of the Puhoi Forum Community Meeting Held at Puhoi Sports Club On 29th May 2018 Commencing at 7.30pm.

MINUTES OF THE PUHOI FORUM COMMUNITY MEETING

HELD AT PUHOI SPORTS CLUB ON 29th May 2018 commencing at 7.30pm.

Apologies

Cheryl & Brian Titford, Judith Williams, Sandra Beagley, Heston Prosper-Smith.

Present

Dustyn O’Leary (Chair), Paul Manton (co-chair), Terri Ryder, Tessa Berger (Local Board) Jenny Schollum, Sorrel O’Leary (secretary), Luke Krieg.

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING 24th April 2018.

Motion 1

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

Moved: Luke Krieg

Seconded: Paul Manton

Carried

2. TREASURER’S REPORT April 2018

Motion 2

THAT the Treasurer’s report for April 2017 be accepted as a true and accurate record.

Moved: Sorrel O’Leary

Seconded: Dustyn O’Leary

Carried

3. AGENDA ITEMS

(i) River Park Walkway Planting

First River Park planting date for this season (1 of 2 days planting days proposed) was set for Sunday 8 July.

Flyers and advertising will be organized to ensure as good a turn out as possible (action Sorrel O’Leary). The day will aim to plant 1000 plants, with some being sourced from the local Council and others from a local nursery. Rabbit sleeves need to be organized ahead of time and will be installed when planting is done.

4. GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Working Group Update

Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park

Planting maintenance – someone needed to do the releasing, Forum can pay for this. Paul notes that we could approach local groups eg the local home school kids or college trip groups who might be interested in doing this work as a fundraising activity. Kevin has started on battening the last section of the walkway fence, is currently halfway through. He is also tidying up the shed where hay is stored. There will be a meeting next Thursday for a Council inspection in order to record a deed of assets to add to lease.

Working bees for the park in the pipeline:

1 sq m of gravel/metal for the bush pathway will be ordered from the Council for resurfacing.

Track clearing of the middle pathway will be done by volunteers when the weather permits.

Next park project after river planting will be to remove the old stock yards and rebuild 4 loose boxes, with the potential for siting community gardens and fruit trees in the space left over.

Following this fencing and planting of the lower farm wetland will also be undertaken.

Road Safety Group

Tessa from the Local Board has come back to inform us that no general funding is available for the footpath sleeper project. Dustyn has applied for a Heritage Grant from council and is waiting on their reply before writing off the council as a funding source for this project.

Other possible to funding opportunities were discussed, such as raise sponsorship and engraving names on the timber sleepers, the group will explore this option.

Tessa also spoke to Ellen Barrett re safety issues and sign off – Luke Krieg has found that an encroachment notice needs to be applied for with Council as the river bank is public land, will need to be processed with AT.

Civil Defense/ Neighbourhood Support

Luke had a briefing with Heston and will support Heston in his efforts.

Puhoi Heritage Museum

AGM was held on the 20 May, no change in personnel resulting from this meeting.

Upcoming events (all are invited!!)

24th June Market Day Founders Day

29th June Puhoi Day – day off for locals. Lunch in the hall, 11.30 meet and lunch at 12 and then off to pub. 30th of June Community Dance.

1st July Bohemian Day

Village market

No-one present to report.

The meeting closed at 8.30 pm.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting and the AGM will be held on Tuesday 26th June 2018 from 7.30pm.