The community development committee meeting was held on 21 April 2016. Apologies were received from Mayor Kempthorne, Cr Ensor, Cr Bouillir and Cr Mirfin. All other councillors were present.
The agenda included: (1) Chair’s report, (2) Tasman logo, and (3) Community development activity report. A confidential (in-committee) session was held in relation to (1) Wakefield pensioner housing, and (2) receipt of the Rainbow Sport Club (ski field) confidential presentation on their financial situation and the matter of their outstanding council loan repayments.
Tim Gladstone (on behalf of Target Shooting Nelson) asked for funding assistance for their proposed new range on Saxton field. The club have raised funding of $373,500 for this facility but have a total shortfall of $82,000 (including geotech work, contingencies and Nelson City Council/Development Impact Levies).
A new TDC logo
Council resolved to adopt and gradually roll-out (as equipment, signage, and vehicles are replaced) the new 2013 revised single colour (blue) TDC logo, as time, resources, and budgets allow. The council’s direction was to ensure the “lowest cost” roll out of the brand change.
The council currently has 2 logos that it uses for its signage and stationery – one multi-coloured version (developed in 2008) and the other being the single colour (blue) version developed in 2013 (at a cost of around $430), during my time on the now dis-established communications subcommittee. The purpose of the single colour version was to enable in-house printing of documents (and invoices), at substantially lower cost, than ordering pre-printed full colour letter headed paper (see earlier posts at www.greeningtasman.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/communications-subcommittee-27-march and www.greeningtasman.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/communications-subcommittee-10-december).
Community development activity report
The committee resolved to receive the report. Highlights from the manager’s report included:
- Golden Bay Community Recreation Facility. The contractor had to stop work a few weeks ago on the Golden Bay Community Recreation Facility due to a large soft spot being found under where the building is to be constructed. The contractor’s engineers have assessed the problem and identified a potential solution.
- Aquatic and Fitness Centre. Heating panels in the sauna failed recently. The panels have been overheating and scorching the timber behind them. Aquatic Centre staff have kept the sauna closed since this incident and have had the old panels replaced with a greater gap between them and the timber behind them. The suppliers advise that the panels only have an expected life of 5 to 6 years.
- Rabbit Island/Moturoa Reserve Management Plan. Staff completed work on the Draft Rabbit Island/Moturoa Reserve Management Plan (RMP) to be discussed at an extraordinary meeting of the Committee following the Corporate Services meeting on 5 May 2016.
- Fees and charges. Submissions on the Schedule of Fees and Charges closed on 31 March 2016. One submission was received in relation to increasing scrap metal charges at our recycling centres. No detail was included in the submission. Therefore, a hearing is not required and staff will be bringing a report back to Full Council on 12 May 2016 to adopt the Schedule of Charges.
- Solid waste (landfill). Following on from your decisions at Full Council on 3 March 2016, staff have established a joint venture project team and are currently working to establish the joint venture agreement for the landfill operations – including the structure and responsibilities.
- Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). During March TDC undertook a selection process to select a vendor for the installation of RFID in the libraries. The vendor selected was FE Technology (an Australian company).
- Health and safety. Contractors have installed the new security cameras in the Richmond Library. Duress alarms have also been acquired for library staff working front of house.
The committee resolved to receive the report. Highlights from the report include:
- Community Awards. The ceremony would be changed to an afternoon, on the same day as a council meeting, to facilitate and encourage attendance by councillors. However, only the Mayor, Cr Canton, Cr Inglis, Cr Higgins and myself attended?
- Richmond SmartWeek. This is being partnered with Tasman District Libraries, and will include a week of activities, seminars and workshops run across different venues in Richmond. I attended the opening breakfast session held at the Wooden Spoon cafe, and a workshop at the library. In my feedback, I suggested they run a session on Google docs as this might be a useful application for clubs and not-for-profits.
Agenda and minutes
The agenda and minutes are located at: www.tasman.govt.nz/council/council-meetings/standing-committees-meetings/community-services-committee-meetings/?path=/EDMS/Public/Meetings/CommunityServicesCommittee/2016/2016-04-21.