14 September 2010
Mr Tonkin said he had discussed this matter on numerous occasions with Mr Hesselin and the owner. He said the owner was not interested, but Mr Hesselin had spoken to the Historic Places Trust and the owner. Moved J Mitchell, seconded A Brocklehurst and RESOLVED that it be RECOMMENDED to Council that the Board requests the Director of Environmental and Planning Service to commence proceedings to get a Court approval for the demolition of the billiard room behind the Club Hotel. Moved J Mitchell, seconded A Brocklehurst and RESOLVED that the Bluff Community Board thanks Mr Tonkin for his report to the Board. 7. REPORT OF THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF WORKS AND SERVICES The report had been circulated. 7.1 Bluff Water Supply - Informative The report had been circulated. Moved Cr Piercy, seconded J Mitchell and RESOLVED that the report be received. 7.2 Drainage Issues J Mitchell said that Items 2 and 3 would be taken together. 7.3 Stormwater Discharge to Morrison 's Beach Moved A Brocklehurst seconded Cr Piercy and RESOLVED that the report be received. 7.4 Pool Opening Moved Cr Piercy, seconded A Brocklehurst and RESOLVED that the report be received. 7.5 Bluff Camping Ground 7.6 Bluff Hill Forestry Tree Removal 7.7 New Bluff Hill Walking/Cycling Track J Mitchell said Items 5, 6 and 7 would be taken together. The feasibility study with regard to the Bluff Camping Ground was tabled. J Mitchell said with regard to the tree removal on the hill, she received an email from Mr Pagan saying he was sorry he could not be here this evening as he was out of town. She said he reiterated that the tree removal had been stopped on Flagstaff Road, because of the ground conditions. She said because of that, they would now be moving to the removal of the trees behind Lagan Street. They would carry out a letter drop to inform residents of commencement of that work.
Moved Cr Piercy, seconded A Brocklehurst and RESOLVED that the report be received. 8. OMAUI CONCEPT PLAN The final copy of the Omaui Concept Plan was tabled. J Mitchell said the Board had a Workshop with the Steering Committee, to discuss the submissions that came into the Plan. She said the Board gave guidance and assisted in formulating those matters into the Plan. Moved Cr Piercy, seconded A Brocklehurst that the report be received, AND THAT It be forwarded to the Invercargill City Council for approval at the Council meeting held on 31 August 2010. Cr Piercy said the workshop was positive and an extremely good concept. He said it would have to be carefully staged for finance to be put in the Annual Plan each year to get it through. The motion, now being put, was RESOLVED in the affirmative. 9. POLICE REPORT MAY AND JULY 2010 The report had been circulated. Moved J Mitchell, seconded A Brocklehurst and RESOLVED that the report be received. 10. CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT 10.1 HMNZ Otago Inaugural Visit J Mitchell said the Board participated in the wharf welcome, powhiri and cocktail party on the arrival date. It was a very hospitable event at the Marae and it was something that made her proud to be a Bluff resident when all the eager children were there putting their heart and soul into their son and dance routines. She said the Commanding Officer of the vessel was very impressed with the welcome, so much so that he issued an impromptu invitation for all the children to visit the ship at 1.00 pm that day, subject to their Principal's approval. She said the Board presented the Captain with a photograph, taken from the top of the hill, with an inscription from the residents and the Board of Bluff. She said they were delighted with that. She said in return they presented the Board with a framed photograph of the ship, on behalf of the Bluff Community. She said the Board needed to decide what to do with the photograph. Cr Piercy said it should be displayed at the Service Centre. Moved A Brocklehurst, seconded Cr Piercy and RESOLVED that the photograph be displayed at the Bluff Service Centre.