Minutes of the Puhoi Forum Community Meeting Held at Puhoi Sports Club On Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Present: Judith Williams, Dustyn O’Leary, Sandra Beagley, Jenny Schollum, Sorrel O’Leary
Apologies: Beth Houlbrooke, Mike Swain, Tessa Berger, Paul Manton, Terri Ryder
Welcome by co-chair, Dustyn O’Leary
Matters arising from Minutes
Who did planting maintenance?- Woodpigeon Ltd
Motion 1: THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 29 January, 2019 and previously
circulated, be confirmed as a true and accurate record.
Moved: D O’Leary.
Seconded: J. Schollum
Treasurer’s report
Currently $2,360 in account to be used for Park when needed.
Motion 2: THAT the Treasurer’s report for the month of January, 2019 be accepted.
Moved: J. Schollum
Seconded: D. O’Leary
General Business:
(i) Slipway on wharf – concreting the mud part on the Park side of the river to aid boaters.
To be followed up with Beth next time she attends.
(ii) NX2 parking lot could be revisited at their next quarterly meeting. Possible solution to
Museum home. We could advocate to extend the Waiwera bus to Puhoi once a day.
(iii) Park fire signage – already signs around the area so legally can’t do more.
(iv) River Park Planting this year – plan for 1000 plants two planting days in July and Au-
gust. Lance to be contracted for spot spraying beforehand.
(v) Forum membership – membership now down to 17 again. Possible need to advertise –
mail drops, sandwich board, stall at market. Need a quorum to progress this.
Working groups updates:
• PPMP – Mike Swain met with group re Community Gardens, but there was not
enough manpower to advance the project at this point. Recommends that after re-
moval of perimeter fence of yards, we plant fruit trees and set up a couple of picnic
tables. No budget to provide more gravel for trails – Jenna Thompson at Council.
• Road Safety Group – Tessa Berger notes that road carpeting is an option for traffic
calming; rural speed bylaw being introduced is an opportunity to include communi-
ty feedback and input. Still working on funding for timber stops
• Heritage Museum – Jenny shared a full file on family history of the village.
• Heston cannot take on Civil Defence for area due to commitments to Scouts.
• Neighbourhood Support – 300 booklets have now been distributed to mail boxes.
• Market celebrated its 11th birthday; weather forecast didn’t encourage numbers,
Sandra Beagley won the tomato competition; a community donation was made to
the children’s choir for music printing. Church has allowed market users to park
there so signage was organised, which was successful.
No other business. Meeting closed at 8.30
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 7.30pm.