Council is consulting with its community on two topics currently - Proposed Fees & Charges 2019-20 and Proposed Classification of Grey Street Reserve. Please use the scroll bar to access all the information.
Proposed Fees & Charges 2019-20
Council funds its operations in several ways. The primary funding source is rates. However, there are a few other funding sources including subsidies (eg roads), targeted rates (eg urban water supply) and Fees & Charges (F&Cs).
Fees & Charges cover the fee paid directly to Council for the service. Examples include the pool entry fee, library book charge, building consent processing fee; among others.
Council reviews its F&Cs every year. We do this for three reasons:
- to ensure that the cost of running operations is covered
- to provide for legislation changes
- to check that our Revenue and Finance Policy* is being applied to the fees and charges correctly.
Please read the Statement of Proposal and/or the full document before making a submission.
The consultation period closed on Friday 12 April 2019, 4pm.
Proposed classification - Grey Street Reserve
The community is invited to have their say on the Draft Proposal to classify Council’s Grey Street Reserve in Putāruru to ‘local purpose’ under the Reserves Act, so that the Putāruru Community Gardens can establish in the reserve.
The proposal is open for feedback until 4pm on Friday 12 April 2019.
Broadly the reason for the changes are due to:
- Putāruru Community Garden relocation from its current site in Scotia Glen Street. Its current site is too small, allows no room for growth and is not a level area.
- In order for one of Council’s reserves to be used for a specific purpose like a community garden, it needs to be classified as ‘local purpose’ under the Reserves Act.
Council has been working with the Putāruru Community Gardens on the proposal outlined above.
You are welcome to submit on this proposal by emailing council at email@example.com – please indicate in the subject line: Proposed classification of Grey Street Reserve.
Please include the following in your submission: name, address, phone number and/or email address and whether or not you wish to be heard.
Please direct all queries to Phil Parker, Parks Manager. Phil can be contacted at 07 885 0787.
This classification process is as a result of a flow on of changes. For more on the total picture please access a flyer here. This is being dropped to the neighbouring areas in Putāruru .