Board looks at CCTV pleas
About 30members of the public attendedMondayevenings Waihi BeachCommunityBoard meeting. Issues from the open forum included:
■ Helen Clarkwasseeking protection fornesting dotterels
CCTVat the entrances to Waihi Beach
Dogcontrol and the lack of it, plus training of volunteers
Sustainability and lack of a coordination approach
Clarification of paymentsmadeby the council to theMenzshed.
During themeeting the following actions were approved— to setup volunteers with training to monitor the beach outside the times the paid contractor hours; noticesonknown dotterels nesting sites.
The community board is takingup an offer by theWaihi Beach Hall Committee to use themeetingroom on aMonday morning9amto1pm (except the 3rd Monday) for community meetings and workshops.
Reports were received on: Live Well Waihi Beach— Anna Schroeder
■ Island View Playground progress
■ Rubbish pickup from over the bank in Beach Rd.
Historical Trails— member
WelcometoWaihi Beach Signs frommemberBobHulme
■ Update on the WilsonRdrefresh
■ Actions to improve traffic issues at Tuna Ave, IslandView
■ Speed limit review and timelines
■ Waihi Beach Events and Promotions— Nicky Austin
During the public forum therewas impassioned pleas from the police and others about CCTV, andthat they be installed now.
The community board at the October meeting had decided to wait until the council decision /funding in the LTP. The community boardwas supplied with the costing for all installations.
Wehave undertaken to quickly review all previous decisions on the subject ofCCTVand installation costs, so a sound direction anddecision can be made.