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Meeting began at 7:35pm
Present: R Galway, K Donovan, J McNabb, HT McNabb, R Lucas, B Bjerring, D Rhind, H MacBeth, M MacBeth, E Tinomana, B Jones, J Wilkes, C Scarlett, D Straight, R Straight, P Curries, P Langford, J Roumieu.
Apologies: B Roberts, J Gibson, R Sampson, J Fox.
Minutes of last public meeting held 14th August 2009 read. Moved: B Jones, seconded: E Tinomana
Roy reported on the committee’s undertakings and progress to date. After our initial public meeting on the 20th Nov 2008, our committee have
Karamea has a unique opportunity to build this new facility. We need a commitment from the community to come on board so that Karamea can build this facility for all of us. A building that we can all be proud of. Everybody needs to be actively involved with passion so we can collectively reach our financial targets that will be required to leverage money from... Private enterprise, The Buller District Council (WCDT allocation), Vision 2010 budgeted commitment, and The Lottery Board.
Roys report was carried.
Judene Edgar visited Karamea in November 2011. She met with Buller District Council, committee members and community sporting and cultural groups. Although this was predominantly an information gathering exercise for Judene, the feedback received emphasized that the Karamea community would need to raise $100,000 to give the community project credibility when applying for funds. There would need to be 100% support to get the project off the ground.
Kim Donovan thanked those in attendance and acknowledged the difficult time of year to hold a public meeting so close to Christmas. The amount of work already undertaken was noted. Those in attendance were asked for input on the following questions as part of ongoing community discussion: (all feedback received follows each question)
Who are the potential users?
Ultimately these users will be a source of future annual funding.
Youth, adults, older adults, visitors, local clubs (existing and future potential clubs).
What does the community want?
Has the community/and or users changed focus on what's required from what's currently being planned to build? Do we need to change, raise, or lower our sights?
Community functions, conventions, drama, music, concerts
Movies, bingo, recreation, crafts
Indoor court sports 20X30m court (basketball, volleyball, badminton, hockey, soccer etc)
Fitness/Weights/Green Prescription (Green Prescription is a primary health initiative where GP's and practice nurses write a referral for a patient to access support for increasing physical activity to assist in meeting the 'healthy lifestyle' recommendation of two and half hours of moderate physical activity a week.)
Tai Chi/Yoga/Boxing etc
Community Services- Search and Rescue, Civil Defence
Library and museum under one roof
Swimming pool incorporated or covered by same roof
Where do we want it?
Are there other available building sites in/near Karamea that need considering. Comparing costs, benefits and disadvantages to suggested sites.
Near Domain- road frontage- variety of sites
Market cross- road frontage- variety of sites
Near swimming pool
How do we fund it initially?
Community ideas for the building project fund-raising.
Community Pledge over 5 years- monthly automatic payments
Hire a professional fundraiser who would get a percentage of what they raise.
Tourist levy or Karamea alcohol tax (much like the Invercargill Licensing Trust)
Hire whitebait stands/plots and top of the bluff ransom...
How do we continue to fund it?
Community ideas for continuing running costs and maintenance after the building is built.
Commercial rental space
Users- annual subscription/casual
Weekend music/food festival
Annual fundraisers- theatre restaurant and carnival
Note: There was some lively discussion re initial and ongoing fundraising. Some ideas mentioned in jest have potential merit. All suggestions made on the evening have been included apart from those involving illegal activity.
Meeting closed at 9:10pm