It's been an interesting month in Kuaotunu, with social media in particular awash with lots of concerns about what's going on in our little community. From the proposed site of the new library to the issue of campervan parking - there's been a lot of talking going on!
In this newsletter we hope to address some of the concerns people have about these matters. And with KRRA's AGM coming up at Easter, we are calling for nominations for the KRRA committee, so that no matter what your concern or background is, you feel that someone on the committee is representing your interests.
Proposed New Site for the Kuaotunu Library
There have been concerns expressed recently about the proposed new site for the Kuaotunu library at the Domain, despite this proposal having been discussed fully at the recent public meeting in January with no dissent having been expressed.
To ensure that everyone is fully informed of the steps, processes and decisions that have led to this choice, the Library Committee has provided some background information here.
The Library Committee believes that the site at the Domain is the best option for the following reasons:
- No direct cost to the community
- Short time span to get up and running
- Makes use of an under-utilised building
- Infrastructure already on site
- Established family destination
- Improved visual appearance
We had asked for your feedback on this proposal before (in December last year, in fact), and the eight responses received were overwhelmingly positive. However in the light of the recent concerns expressed in the community, we are now asking you to vote on this specific question:
Do you want the Library Committee to continue with its plan to convert half of the existing building at the Domain into a new space for the Kuaotunu Library?
If you would like to provide the Library Committee with any additional feedback please contact Maxine McRobbie.
Results of Campervan Survey
Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide their feedback on this issue.The question asked was: Do you support the KRRA in trying to find a suitable alternative parking space for self-contained campervans, motorhomes and caravans?
- 29 answered NO (note that 5 of these would have accepted the Old Tennis Courts site)
- 30 answered YES
The incoming KRRA committee will consider the responses and decide what, if any, action it will pursue.
Consultation on TCDC's 2018-2028 Long Term Plan
TCDC is consulting with communities this month on its 2018-2028 long term plan.
TCDC representatives will be attending the KRRA AGM at Easter in order to answer questions from our community about this plan. They have provided the following documents for your review:
Mercury Bay 10 Year Project List
Summary of Significant Consultation Topics
If you have any questions for TCDC, please attend the AGM where you will be able to ask their representatives directly.
Upcoming KRRA AGM - Voting, Nominations and Proxies
As advised in the last newsletter, the KRRA AGM will be held on the 1st of April (Easter Sunday) at 3pm at the Kuaotunu Hall.
While this year membership subscriptions were paid on a per household basis, the Committee has agreed that:
For each matter to be voted on (including the election of the Committee), one vote per person will be allowed, in a household that has paid one subscription, based on a maximum of two adults per household.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE COMMITTEE
Nominations are now being accepted for the KRRA committee which is elected every year at the AGM.
As an organisation which represents the members of its community, the committee should ideally reflect the wide range of interest groups in the community. If you care about what happens in our community, stand for the committee and make a difference!
Committee nominations can be made here, or by simply emailing the Secretary with the details of who is nominating and seconding (note that the nominee, and the nominator and seconder, must all be current financial members).
Note that nominations will also be accepted on the day of the AGM, so submitting a nomination prior to that date is not essential. However brief details about those people who are standing for the committee and who have submitted their nominations prior to the AGM will be published on the KRRA website to assist members in making their decision on who they wish to represent them.
If more than 10 nominations are received for the Committee, a ballot will be held on the day.
As previously advised, at this meeting the Committee will be asking you to approve the changes to the constitution (the final version of which can be found here).
Important: to pass these changes, a majority approval of 65% of the financial membership is required. If you cannot attend the meeting, you can nominate a proxy who gives your vote at the AGM for you.
We will be making a copy of the proxy voting form available closer to the date of the AGM.
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